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The Christmas Tree 2016 by Dark Violet

The Christmas Tree 2016

Dark Violet

25 December 2016 at 05:58:57 MST

Another year is over, and another Christmas is upon us - and once again, I have to give a big, warm thank you and Merry Christmas to all of my dear friends. It's been a big year for me for many reasons, and being here for me, hanging out with me, giving me so much... I can only say a magnificent, emphatic thank you for everything you have done. You're all very much appreciated :3

And for the rest of you, I hope your own holiday times are just as wonderful. Christmas is a time for togetherness, happiness, love and joy, so I hope you find that in your own way today :3

Meanwhile, for those that are here...


From the top! And then, left to right, one row at a time...

Sixeon!
You know, this makes it the third year in a row where you've been first in these mentions? Oh, it's probably nothing. Then again, you are such a wonderful friend, so I think it's definitely suitable! From your patronage as a commissioner, to your company in Berlin, to your hosting in Fleet, to just being so optimistic, energetic and constantly supportive of everyone you know - you're a lovely person and I'm honoured to be your friend. Thank you!

Ashy!
It's been a great year, and seeing you again down in Fleet was a shining end to it. You were a irreplaceable part, and I miss our games of Pokken Tournament (Thighs-for-days simulator 2016) and swigs of Bombay Sapphire late into the night. I can't wait to see what writing you can come out with, but more than that, I look forward to more fun next year!

Broggsy!
Don't worry, this time I'm not right outside your door waiting with nerf guns. It's a bit cold for that, for one thing. Still, I'd keep an eye out if I were you; you never know when I may be passing that way again with a crazy Quilava to egg me on...
Hanging out with you was once again a great time, and all our card games and meals and nothing would have been the same without you. Thanks, and have a great Christmas!

Reno!
From Someone's PC to Pokétech, it's been a great and busy year from you - and I love and delight in every last bit of it! You've been a great creative inspiration, a bouncy and energetic friend, and an all-round good doggo. I'm blessed to have seen you twice in as many years, and fingers crossed that it may happen again before the next year is out - but hey, even if it isn't, you're always a skype conversation, story, or collaboration away! Thanks for all you've done, and to next year~

Ryx!
One more year, and the meets are just going from strength to strength - and I've no doubt that it's because of your wonderful leadership. You're such a delightful and warm person to be around, and I'm very grateful to know you! Here's to another year of glorious furmeets and delightful friendship. Happy Solstice!

Cursed!
Eurofurence was an absolute blast from start to finish, and boy if you weren't a part of that. Lovely restaurants, fascinating and fun panels, or just sitting back and having fun with some drawing - it was an unparalleled experience, and getting to both meet and share it with you was lovely. I always enjoy seeing your art as it improves and progresses, and I look forward to what the new year brings~ Glædelig Jul!

Cold!
I often refer to you as a force of optimism and creativity, some machine that can't be switched off and must always be charging forwards in some direction. Your ideas for Plaisir have always been - if not exactly realistic (you know what I'm talking about) - certainly fascinating and amusing. You've done good stuff this year, and I look forward to more in the near future~

Wrince!
Oh boy, what the heck do I say here? Sorry for typing so loud, I guess. Well, you're at work right now, so I can TYPE AS LOUD AS I WANT. And yes, I did indeed slam the keys for that bit. And I held down shift for it too. So there :3
My best friend, you've been an unending source of laughter and entertainment, and I'm very honoured to be living with someone so dear to me. It's been a great few months, and I look forward to the rest of this year :3 Merry Christmas, rat!

Dracina...
Oh, get out from back there. You mad dragon you.... Another year, another lack of a need to state anything~

Kiyora!
By the time you see this you're gonna have changed forms again. I think for these things I may as well just spin a wheel-o-fortune to get some good estimate as to what you look like today. Not that I mind, you have very good tastes... I just think that your Braixen form is very fun, is all~
Another fine year with one of the most unique personalities I know. Thanks for the fun, and I hope for much, much more in this coming year. Take care, pet <3

Blulix!
An eternally happy and bouncy friend, I'm very glad to know you still. Enjoying your company and your friendship throughout the past year has been great, and I hope to just see more of it in the future! An integral part of any after-meet evening - and next day, naturally - you're a joy to know and hang out with. And don't forget new years celebrations, both the wonderful one last year and the one in just a week's time that I am certainly looking forward to. See you there!

Yuri!
You little fluffball, what would have this past year been without you? Well, less fluffy for starters, but also not as fun. Having you around is like having a favourite plushie crossed with a small puppy - warm, cuddleable, and unable to get enough of. Thank you for all your contributions to Plaisir, and to me personally - and remember, you've got an open invitation to come visit us whenever you want :3

October!
Oh bloody hell, what do I put here?
Well, to say that my life wouldn't be the same without you is an understatement. From your unparalleled contributions to Café Plaisir, to all the times we've shared over the past few months, you've become one of the biggest parts of my life and I don't regret a single moment of it. I love ya, you scruffy-lookin' Ninetales, and I can't wait to enjoy this next year with you. Take care, and a huge Merry Christmas too <3

It's me! Hi, me!
I have my own light. Purple is cool :3

Pew!
You still haven't broken your chain! Eight pictures on the trot, and you're still here - and yes, Serene counts. My longest and dearest friend, I think about you every day, value every conversation we have, and gain boundless happiness from every time we get to chat. I have to say, making you laugh is one of the highlights of any day. Whether we're playing Undertale or watching a show or just chatting and being dorks, I can't think of a life without you. I can't wait to see you, and I love you. Thank you :3

Karaway!
It's gonna take a lot to get you out of these pictures, and drinking isn't gonna cut it. Eurofurence, New Year Parties, and so many post-meet get-togethers, you're always there and always making it a lovely, unmissable time. I've laughed so many times this year because of you, and I don't need to hope that next year will bring more - because I'm sure it will. Thanks for all of that, and a Merry Christmas!


And that's the picture done! But of course, there are so many others to thank...

To this year's Plaisir crew, that's just gone from strength to strength - Lyzerof, Spyro2Bro, Eclipsia, DraconicFlameson and Varalen (along with October, Yuri, Wrincewind and Coldstone - and others not yet published or finished, you know who you are!), it's been an even better year for Plaisir than last year. We're going from strength to strength, and I look forward to what delights the future holds. Keep working, keep planning, and keep creating. I look forward to each and every work! Thank you!

I'd also like to give a big thanks to other friends that I've chatted to over the year, be it in short spurts or at length. Mema, Shatter, Komo, Nymlus, Lakuta, Anthracite - you're all lovely people I appreciate a bunch. Thanks for the art crit if you've given it, or the laughs from funny images, or generally just downright fantastic times. You're wonderful, the lot of you - never forget that!

And I'm not going to forget the Someone's PC crew, that wonderful group that I'm honoured to be a part of. Arcane Reno, BRN.Quil, CanadianBacon,. Pokégirl and Xianyu - you're all lovely, exciting, talented folk and I enjoy each and every time I get to work with you! Thank you for accepting me, and here's to another year of fun, exciting releases~

Finally, I can't miss out my stellar commissioners, those that have supported me throughout the year. WhiteOne9, Tanrowolf, Crate, Halou (x3!), Xandispin, Kalemendrax, Nazurah, Faunoiphilia, Burdcawrio, Mewlor, KuroodoD, Jake, Guri and MusicalFox - as well as several of those above! More thank yous to everyone who patronised the Charity Table at Eurofurence; drawing for you was a fantastic experience. And let's not forget all those on Patreon, too numerous to name - but you know who you are, and you should know that you're all very much appreciated. Thank you so very much!

I think that's it! I hope all of you - even if you're not written up here - have an absolutely lovely holiday season, full of laughter and joy and delight. So to all of you I wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a stellar 2017.

Here's to you, guys <3

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    I like how you made your close friends' characters into your tree. Rather neat.