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The Massively Spectacular October Birthday Wishes Post

Birthdays come and go - and lately I've been ignoring them. That's a shame, because wishing folks Happy Birthday is a lovely and civilized acknowledgment of one of life's milestones, and it gives one a chance to tell the birthday-being how much you appreciate them.

Since we are now clinging to the frayed hem of October, I am going back into my files and checking to see who on my f'list was born in the black and orange month. I'm wishing all of you a fantastic year, since I've already missed what I hope was your fantastic day. Here goes, and to anyone I may have missed, my apologies, and a very Happy Birthday to you as well, whether belated or on time:

  • To promethia_tenk (Oct. 1), whose many deep and glittering thoughts about Season 6 of New Who have impressed me, and helped me formulate my own understanding of, and love for, Moffat's Doctor, River, Amy and Rory. You're exactly the type of person I'm so blessed to meet via Teh Intarwebz. Happy 2011-12 to you!
  • To rm (Oct. 4), whose thoughts on Torchwood, Jack, writing, gender, society, work, self-creation, city life, and the search for well-tailored clothing have impressed, charmed and challenged me since I first started reading them. May this year provide you creative joy, love, intellectual challenges, and friendship..
  • To rmjwell (Oct. 4), snappy shutterbug with an eye for composition and pulchritudinous glory,  a heart of gold, a mind like a steel trap and - as of very recently - no time to sleep. Happy dad-dom, my friend; we miss you here in Chicago, and I'm so glad Live Journal helps keep us in touch with you!
  • To supergee (Oct. 6), someone who, as I said only recently, "I hold in rather more awe than I hold other people," in large part because of his friendly but unsparing view of almost everything, and his ability to do it elegantly in print. That, and the fact that I believe he may have been the first person of my acquaintance  to mention Live Journal and to make use of it. He also does a mean 'zine. May 2011-12 be excellent for you.
  • To heatherbelles (Oct 6), one of my earliest DW online friends, a stalwart founding member of TWoP's LINDA, a wearer of awesome shoes, a dedicated museum professional, and someone with a sly sense of humor. I'm glad I started dropping back into LINDA, because it's given me a chance to catch up with you!
  • To rarelylynne (Oct. 8), who co-edits a mean Hugo-winning anthology, curates rare books and special collections at a university library (which completely fills me with awe), and shares her love of Doctor Who with her husband and daughter. My hat is off to her energy, fannish and otherwise - may your coming year be full of good things, and notably empty of non-good things.
  • To lady_dree (Oct. 8), a fellow Christopher Eccleston fan (and also a fan of zombies) ... many happy returns of the coming year!
  • To carbonel (Oct. 11), who was one of the first Minneapolitan fen it was my pleasure to meet back in the early 1980s, and who I was delighted to meet again this spring at Wiscon. It also wonderful to discover then that she is a fellow fan of fanfic. I hope the coming year is all you want it to be.
  • To brithistorian (Oct. 15), whose tales of family life, pending home-ownership and love of fandom all resonate with me. He's intelligent, patient and funny, and he is another of those people who make me certain that fandom is exactly where I want to be. Happy 2011-12 to you!
  • To galacticvoyeur (Oct. 18), whose birthday month also coincided with a well-deserved retirement. May this year be just as full of rest, relaxation and new challenges as you want it to be!
  • To aibhinn (Oct. 19), one of the first DW fanfic writers I ever read, and who has always continued to impress me. Plus, she teaches mathematics to teenagers, which impresses me even more because teaching is, as far as I'm concerned, one of the noblest professions ever. I hope your year is everything you want it to be!
  • To elisi (Oct. 22), who writes some of the most multi-layered, careful, thoughtful, lyrical and loving metas about Moffat's Who that it has been my pleasure to read. She shares my love of River Song, but expresses it much better than I can, and she is another of the people who have helped me crystallize what I love about S5 and S6 of New Who. She has been a joy to read, and to interact with, and I hope the coming year brings more of the same - Happy 2011-12 to you!
  • To redscharlach (Oct. 23), artist, icon-maker extraordinaire, and person of rare wit. Many happy, albeit slightly delayed, returns of the day!
  • To cosmiccoz (Oct. 24), who, although she hasn't been around LJ much this year, is often in my thoughts. I hope your birthday was happy, and that the coming year will be a good one for you.
  • To yamx (Oct. 26), whose stories are among my favorites in the Whoniverse because they are written with passion, style and joy (not to mention she's a fellow OT3 fan.) She's also a pleasure to read in general, and knowing she's here on LJ makes me smile. Happy (I almost got it on the right day) Birthday!
  • To viomisehunt (Oct. 31), who is the first and only person on the list to receive a Happy Birthday in time for the actual birthday - hurrah! It has been my pleasure to get to know her this year; she's a fellow DW fan and fine fanfic writer, a gardener, someone with whom I can share family joys and vicissitudes - and she has introduced me to so much about history that I didn't know. Many happy returns of your day, and may the year be wonderful for you.


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Oct. 31st, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
Well thank you for the kind words. That makes me happy, as I did not have to work today-- Sunday Oct. 30, but I do have to work tommorow evening- on my birthday. Happy to share my journey into history with you. Hopefully next year the garden will go in earlier-- it got cold here earlier than usual and frost hit the late crop.
Nov. 2nd, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Somehow, birthdays and holidays are always when they want us to work, it seems. Hope you got a chance to celebrate in some fashion!
Oct. 31st, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
I'm October too - but I don't usually make a fuss about it. Is the black and orange because of Halloween?
Nov. 2nd, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Goodness, I should have had you on my list, then! I hope you enjoyed the day just as you wanted to, whether that was with lots of family and friends, or quietly by yourself. (What day is your birthday, she asked slyly, looking at her birthday book.)

And you're quite correct; I called October the black and orange month because of Halloween. I should not forget that the holiday is not as big in many places as it is in North America.
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
No, no, how could you have me on your list, if I don't make a fuss about it/tell anyone?
Oct. 31st, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
Thanks for the wishes and kind words.
Nov. 2nd, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
It was my sincere pleasure.
Oct. 31st, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! I feel privileged to be a part of your circle and always look forward to your thoughts as well : )

(Hope you feel better.)
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Who says the internet doesn't stimulate thoughtful discussion? Heh.

Thanks for your inquiry ... things continue to stabilize and my brain may soon, I hope very much, be able to fire on all cylinders. I may return to making substantive posts sometime within the next decade, who knows?
Oct. 31st, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
*blushes* Wow. Thank you. I'm glad I can put a smile on your face. :)
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
I only speak the truth, my dear - and look, you've put another smile on my face!
Nov. 1st, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
You missed mine (31st October), but that's not surprising because I don't have it listed :D
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
*marks down on calendar*

Now I have you, my pretty!
Nov. 4th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
I am soooo totally hearing that said in a Captain Barbossa voice...
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)

I wrote it thinking it in my best Margaret Hamilton voice.
Nov. 8th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Erm, I had to wiki her. And now that I have, I shall go away and wash my brain at least a dozen times. That movie. That horrible, horrible, ugly, ugly, charmlessly dumbed-down-to-the-max movie. Ugh. ~shudders and wonders what the smeg is wrong with dozens of otherwise sane and aesthetically reasonable people~
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
Ah, my distant friend, someday we shall sit together, before a cracking fire (it will be cold outside, so the fire will be welcome); we will have our drink of choice beside us as we relax in comfortable armchairs, and nibble on shortbreads (you can, of course, choose your own nibbly goodies; shortbreads, with a drizzle of dark chocolate over them, appeal to me tonight). And we shall compare notes and discover the written, aural and visual entertainments that we both enjoy.

And when that five minutes is up, we'll move on to other things, like enjoying each other's company despite having almost no favorite books, television shows or movies in common. Heh.

Nov. 9th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
And when that five minutes is up

And this is why I continue to read your blog. Because you understand :-)

Pop culture is a small thing, even if it does engender passionate opinions in us both. The big things are awesome!planet!, awesome!fauna!**, awesome!flora!, sunrises, sunsets, clouds...if you like these, we'd be fine...

** apart from at least 99.9 per cent of Homo 'sapiens'
Nov. 9th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
I think we would, indeed.

Nov. 9th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
~grins, winks, sends you a nice hot virtual cuppa~
Nov. 9th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
*raises cup in salute, and smiles in return*
Nov. 1st, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Good wishes are appreciated, belated or not.
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hope the day was lovely for you, and I hope your plumbing problem has been completely solved by now.
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