Hi mellowkat! things have heated up since when I first began coming here too. What I notice is that the forum is attracting intelligent articulate people who are serious about figuring out the mystery of how to safely & effectively alter skin colour. I learn something new every time I visit & come away inspired to continue researching & sharing what I discover. I notice that you've only posted 8 times in 2 years. Where have you been hiding? Please add your 2 cents: show up & speak up. the more the merrier!