ETA: Unlocked because FTL has now gone public with the full roster.
fasterthanlight has asked me to be one of her bridesmaid! This is an honor and a privilege. Let me try -- briefly -- to explain why.
When I first encountered FTL, about five years ago, she was an improv goddess. Her performances were flawless, and she incorporated qualities of grace and intelligence the other gods lacked. The first time I got drunk was at one of FTL's halfway-to-Halloween parties. That was also the first time I made FTL laugh, and I consider it a HUGE accomplishment.
FTL never made me feel young and stupid, though God knows she could have, since I was. She let me emote. She has always made me feel respected. She made time to drink coffee with me. To date, she has given me the best compliment I've ever received.
FTL is one of my role models. She has a fantastic outlook and has overcome a LOT with tremendous style. How can you not admire her aplomb? She carries herself with tremendous dignity and class, but she can still cuss like a trucker at a baseball game. FTL is unapologetically herself, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for her.
Si is a lucky fella. He's also a hell of a guy. I'm blissfully happy for both of them and wish them all the best. I'm ecstatic that I get to be a part of the big event. :)
FTL, Si, God bless you and your nuptials. Thank you.