Today’s not technically my last here at Pajiba. I’m a completist, so you will get a final Sherlock post from me this Sunday night. But that’s a strange time to say goodbye. Sunday night. So we’re going to get it out of the way today. I’ve already cried my fill because of all the sweet things both the staff and the commenting community has written for me today so this post seems a little late. My posts were always a little late anyway. But I *had* to say something. And who knows, friends, this may not be goodbye at all. Dustin, peach that he is, has said I can come running back to y’all whenever I want. But it’s at least a farewell and that honestly breaks my heart. So I thought I’d express my fondness and my regret in traditional Robinson fashion. It’s self-indulgent, it’s insider-y and, brace yourselves, poppets, there will be gifs. Know this: I Pajiba Love you all.
Because Before I Was A Writer For The Site, I Was A Fan Of The Site
Because Despite Me Having No Experience, Dustin Plucked Me From The Commenting Section And Let Me Write
Because, Holy Hell, I Was Still In My 20s When That Happ-FINE. I Had Just Turned 30. The Truth Just Feels Different, Doesn’t It?
Because Most Of You Are Borderline Alcoholics…And I Like That About You
Because, My God, Can You People Turn A Phrase. Writers And Commenters Alike
Because You Put Up With My Aster*sk-Laden Rants
…And My Ellipses And My CAPS LOCK And All My Other Quirks
Because You Let Me Talk About Fassbender…A Lot.
Because This Community Helped Me Through Some Rocky Life Decisions
And Terrible Heartbreak
Because Of The Commenters Who Showed Me Support. You Made Me Feel Better Than I Had Any Right To.
Because Of The Commenters Who Didn’t Care For Me. Your Hatred Made Me Stronger. Also Feck You.
Because Like Any Family, Our Staff Has Had Its Rockier Moments. But At The End Of The Day, We Always Have Each Other’s Backs
Except For TK. He’s The Worst. He Knows Why.
Because Dustin Rowles Is Truly An Incredible Human Being And His Encouragement Has Changed My Life Forever
Because He Absolutely Won The Lottery In The Wife Department And I Might Miss Mrs. Pajiba-hyphenate Just As Much. She Gives The Best Gifts.
BECAUSE THERE WAS ALWAYS ONE PERSON I REALLY WANTED TO GET ON THE PAJIBA 10 THAT NEVER MADE IT ON TO THE PAJIBA 10 AND REALLY IT SHOULD BE 11
Because Just Like Every Doctor On Doctor Who You’ll Hate The New Writers Until You Love Them. But You WILL Love Them. They’re Incredible.
Because I Know TK’s Real Name…It’s Lady Goodman
Because I’m Head Over Ass In Love With A Pajiban And Nobody Has Ever Made Me Happier
Because You’re Not Really Rid Of Me. I’ll Come Back And Visit Y’all In The Comments Section
Because Of This. This Place. You People.
No Place Has Ever Felt Quite This Much Like Home To Me