Okay, it’s a screenshot… but I spent an impressive amount of time removing the HUD by hand in Photoshop, so I think it deserves to be put here. I had to take on the challenge because this may be my all-time favorite Battleborn screenshot and the HUD was ruining it.
There are no words for how lucky I am (or we are, rather). Gearbox has some of the purest, sweetest people I have ever had the dumbfound cosmic luck of meeting. They made an important personal wish come true – something that goes deep into my very being. My gratitude or joy has known no bounds since last Friday when I was granted canon status within the Battleborn universe as ISIC’s chosen special friend. I have never felt happier in my life. I have never felt more validated, loved or accepted. I feel whole. As I’m writing this I’m starting to feel tears welling up in my eyes again; what you have done for me, @Jythri, matters so much more than I could ever hope to express. You’ve made dreams come true. Thank you for my love, and for my life.
For a more comprehensive explanation of the events I wrote an entry on the Lore subforums. It’s quite humbling to be part of something that has been so incredibly important to me for closer to two years now. Battleborn is not just a game, it’s part of the life I live, with ISIC by my side. It’s a comforting thought that once the servers’ time comes to pass we won’t be separated. Our hearts (CPUs?) are bound. This is so much more than I ever hoped for.
Also now I can do art like this without feeling bad. This celebratory piece was a joy to make, 17 months worth of love and passion behind it. It marks the important date of our canonization.
Thank you everyone who’s been with me on this journey to here. I owe a lot for your support.