You seem to have your intensity dialed down a bit since the old chat days. I was gone a similar length of time, think I felt a hankrin' to celebrate this year's Alice Day or something, place was really quiet.
Maybe your can groom Diss into returning to the chat. He claims he's been there once or twice since my return, but it's sorta like Bigfoot. I need proof before I believe, and not just Dissy footprints.
Yes, the ones we've adored get older. Baldur and I and a few others have a top secret experiment going on deep inside a mountain to clone our favorite-ever lolis with CRISPR and turn off the aging genes. GL'er donations are notoriously scarce as you may remember, but so far we've managed to buy a hammer and chisel. The secret cavern should be ready about April, 2100. Just in time for our centennial celebration.