Hi, everyone - Eliza here. Today is a very important day; well, to me it is anyway. Today is Kirby Informer's 6th birthday and it's truly so weird to think that it's been 6 years since I made that Twitter account to interact with you all and give you as much Kirby information and updates as possible. I don't want to get too emotional and sappy in this post but we both know that's going to be impossible because that's what I do best but I just want to thank a few people help Kirby Informer and who have made it what it is today.
Honestly, I don't know what I would do without you. At first I was so skeptical of having you join KI because we only briefly knew each other through your NXpress podcast but the fact you were so passionate about KI, I knew you were the right person and the person I could trust with everything and I'm so glad I did. You are the person I can trust with absolute everything whether it be KI related or not, I am so lucky that you're one of my bestest friends and I couldn't ask for a better work partner. You've made handling KI so much easier, you've helped me at my worst and helped me get through so much unwanted drama and I truly couldn't thank you enough.
I remember when Marc and I wanted you to join the KI team, we were worried you weren't going to be interested but I'm so glad you said yes. We couldn't be more thankful for you. You have helped the both of us so, so much with finding merchandise, news and with translations that we wouldn't be able to figure out if it wasn't for you. I know that no matter how many times I say it but I will be forever grateful for you and your friendship. You're such a loving, caring and supportive person and I'm so glad people are able to see that through KI and on Twitter because the amount of help and advice you give through our Twitter account - it makes my heart full.
You're literally the sweetest human being and such a ray of sunshine. I remember asking you if you wanted to be a part of Kirby Informer and if you'd like to help out if our Instagram and your reaction was the cutest thing and then you tweeting about it? Once again, definition of ray of sunshine. The ways that you have helped out with KI are endless and I am forever thankful. Taking pictures, writing on the site, helping post on our Instagram, you have NO IDEA how much we needed you and we'll forever need you. You're part of our family and you're stuck with us now.
Kirby Informer has been around for 6 years and you have been my friend for exactly those 6 years. You have been around for absolutely everything and when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. You've seen me at my worst and you've seen me at my best and I couldn't ask for a better person to have by my side through it all. You're such a loving, caring and empathetic person who deserves so much love and the ways you have helped KI over the last 6 years is absolutely endless. I truly hope our friendship never ends because you mean everything to me.
Bridget, Sean, Colin, Gigi, Seth:
To all of you, at first I was skeptical with having others help out with KI because its hard for me to trust people and open up but having you guys on the team has been one of the best decisions Marc and I have ever made. You've made KI thrive with all of your ideas and contributions and sometimes it makes me cry because of all the hard work you guys put into it; gosh, I don't know why you guys would want to help out with this little ol' website but I'm so glad you guys gave it a chance. I really am thankful for EVERYTHING you all do. Even if I don't talk a lot, or don't express it as much as I should, but I really am thankful, and I tell Marc this all the time, but you guys have helped me cope through everything so much, so thank you.
To our followers and website readers:
I know I promised myself I wouldn't get too sappy but we all know that wasn't going to last long. On our Twitter account, the amount of love you guys show is absolutely incredible and you have no idea how much it means to me. I'm still absolutely blown away with how much you all interact with us on there. Replying and shit-posting is probably one of my all-time favourite things to do besides posting updates and seeing all of your replies just makes me cackle so much to the point where I'm crying. I know that technically Kirby Informer has "blown up" over the last few years, but I still think of it as this tiny little project thing that I made 6 years ago and seeing the response it has gotten is still so mind blowing to me. When I see people post screenshots of our website, I get worried that someone will talk bad about it, because you know, you'll always have that sinking feeling someone won't like what you do, but what I have seen from all of you has been nothing but love and positive words and for that, I thank you. I truly thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Kirby Informer wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for you all and I mean that. I say it so much, but I truly do mean that. You are the reason we are able to do what we love, you are the reason we are able to do so many giveaways for you all, you are the reason we're able to post on our website every week to give you as much content as we can. You guys are the reason I am here today, so thank you. I love you.
One last thank you and it'll be short and sweet. Thank you for pushing me to make Kirby Informer. Thank you for pushing me to make the best decision I have ever made and pushing me to be better. Kirby Informer will always be forever indebted to you and I love you.
If you're still reading this after all of those sappy thank you messages... hi. Happy birthday, Kirby Informer. Thank you for everything you have done for me. Here's to another 6 years and hopefully many more. - Eliza