I wonder how nidrig is doing, with the baby and all. (I also wonder where I've stashed my copy of her "Still Life" Auron portrait, auuuugh.)
I especially wonder about mneme_forgets, who used to give the most incredibly astute/frank feedback and critique. No wonder she burned out.
Other folks too.
Most of the rest of those who used to spam the pages of ff_press are intermittent now, as I am. Bless the new blood!
There's certain people I want to poke and say, "Read this! Read read read! What do you think? I wrote it partly based on your past feedback!" but I can't, because I realize I never got around to reading/reviewing some of their best. Or else they've got real life now. Or both.
Also, self-plugging such as I'm doing now is... hm... the fandom equivalent of telemarketing. Annoying, and even when the product's good, the nag-call irks the customer.
Right now, I can't seem to stop checking for readers/comments. So consider this a shameless plug, with the understanding that I've been utterly LOUSY about keeping up and commenting, so... I have no excuse for asking others to do so. :)
Shameless plugs aside, I am very grateful that I caught the cusp of FFX fandom, even though I came to it about 4 years after everyone else. Sorry I slipped away before it had quite begun to fade to newer ones.
At some point I really need to play XII, eh? :)