Hey, folks. IllaRouge here, and I'm making a bid for the 2016-17 league committee.
The FBA has changed a lot in the few short years I've been here, some of it for the better, some of it otherwise. Each trial brings new innovations, and this league has shown time and again that it's capable of progression. Even the fact that this committee exists is a great show of faith by those that instituted it and maintain it.
A great part of our community is its diversity, and that should be reflected in the committee. I want to put myself forth for this role in the FBA, because I think I can bring something unique to this group; not necessarily better than my compatriots, but special in its own right.
Stories: I've made that my main aim here. With such a many-splendored group of contributors and characters, the FBA has generated a world built upon and maintained by narrative. I want to create an atmosphere where contributors can develop their characters with support and consciousness of the universe already in place. I've already tried to facilitate collaboration and collusion with one another, and in the committee, I can bring even more of that to the forefront. Tutorials, advice, constructive criticism; whatever this community needs to grow even stronger in story.
The community equally deserves someone they can trust during the not-so-great times. As a committee member, I'd emphasize transparency and openness in communication between contributors and leaders. Contributors need a group of people they can trust if they have concerns or wish to have issues addressed, and I can help provide that. Not everything will be sunshine and roses, as we've seen in the past, but if we can learn from those times, if we can apply them to something progressive, we can truly make lemonade from lemons.
I also want to see this community expand. We've made efforts in the past to reach out to potential contributors, and I'd like to contribute to a committee capable of doing this even more. Reaching out to other websites, real-world conventions, maybe even doing some collaborative pieces and events with other story communities: I'd like to see us cautiously expand and bring in new people.
In parting, I'm neither so bold to think I have all the answers, nor do I think that my ideas don't deserve their own consideration, just like everyone else's. I want to be a committee member that is capable of both listening at all times and acting when the time is right. I refuse to remain idle, but I also know the importance of moving forward as a group.
Our community survives on the strength of its members, their characters, and their stories.
Thank you for listening, and I hope to gain your consideration.
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on August 29th, 2016, 12:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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