Hello guys, Gent here!
First of, let me just congratulate and thank everyone who participated or is still doing something even as I speak. It really means a lot to see all of this participation for this little old idea we had years ago. c:
With that in mind, I want to get two things out of the way first.
First, unfortunately, this is not really a follow-up journal like I usually do that contains all sorts of pieces from multiple participants. That will come at a slightly later date as there are still quite a few number of people doing stuff (if you're late, it's all good ;w; )
Second, and more importantly (also the meat of this journal), I've been wanting to get some feedback about this event for quite some time. I'm not one to shy away from ideas and discussion -- in fact, I do wish to highly encourage it here.
You see, I've been doing this event for about four years now and have realized recently that there's a few issues I'd like to discuss. I think the biggest one is relating to the date of it.
You see, back in 2012 when Jcdr and Tlwelker were discussing an idea like this, I went ahead and attempted to do a little event from that time two weeks into the future -- which was roughly around, you guessed it, May 4th.
Now, you needn't tell me twice (and trust me, I've gotten more than enough comments) -- I know that day was technically Star Wars Day as some people have popularized it to be. However, being younger and more naive, I just assumed it'd be a little small event that was gonna come and go and be done with.
Only problem is...well...as you know, we're four years into it.
Honestly, the participation for this event each time always astonishes me. I see more and more people joining each year. However, I also admit, I do hate making people choose over a day. Especially when a day such as SW Day is so heavily drenched in our online culture.
I've always tried to spark discussion for a new date, but that discussion has never come since most folks didn't seem to mind it and neither did I. Most folks were having their own fun and it was just a pleasure to see the exciting ways people would express their love of demon ladies.
However, for potential future events, I'd like engage people in whether or not the date for it from here on out should be changed. I do feel like that's a discussion worth having, and I'd love to hear the various suggestions you all would give. It can relate to date changes, maybe even planning a few greater activities and whatnot.
I look forward to seeing what all you have to mention. Once again, thank you all very much for your participation and I'll catch ya on the flip side. c: