Alright, folks. I know this post has been up for ages now, and... a lot has changed since I posted it, and a lot of good has become of it. So... because of that, I wanted to formally thank you guys and lock down this post... if that's alright.
...it's kind of funny, this is the one post out of all of these that I really can't seem to find the right words for. It's a bit of a mindfuck for me, too. But, I suppose huge shifts do kind of do that.
I really couldn't appreciate it more, all the support and change that this post was able to create, and all the fantastic feedback it accrued. Truly, I'm humbled.
To bigger, brighter futures, eh?
Per aspera ad astra.