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Dept. of Birthdays

Two Remarkable Women

Because I will be late for my own funeral, I have missed the birthdays of two remarkable women, and I want to correct that right now.

On Friday, 
[personal profile] a_phoenixdragon  celebrated her Benny Birthday, and I hope she was surrounded by love throughout the day. My dear, you are a force of nature, you have more energy in your little finger than I have in my entire body, you are fierce, and funny, and kind, and bone-deep hungry for life, for learning, for understanding this world and its inhabitants better. All that you have gained in this world, you have gotten because of your own huge heart and gloriously, mulishly stubborn resistance to standing still, or becoming stagnant. You are creative during times when I'd curl up in a ball and twitch, you are loving and generous in situations where I'd shoot someone, you are humble but determined not to stop trying to make your life better. You're like a weeble, you know; you wobble, but you don't fall down. Let's hope we can get together; I'll make curry for us all, and you can make your legendary pasta sauce. In the meantime, keep being your extraordinary self, and know that I adore you, and want you to have your best year yet.  Happy Birthday!

And far across the Atlantic, 
[personal profile] elisi  has been celebrating her birthday with Mr. Darcy and their daughters. I hope your birthday has been magnificent, in just the right shade of magnificence you desire, whether that be quiet or raucous. You are one of the first people who introduced me to the idea that one could look at one's fandom love in a way that takes squee beyond squee, into depth of thought. You are both insightful and incisive; you provoke thoughts in those with whom you speak (I know this from first hand experience.) Your influence is such that, when I watch something that I know we both love, my first thought is "I must see what elisi thinks."  When I write, one of my first thoughts is "Does this rise to elisi's standards?" Not to mention, you have a puckish sense of humor that you let out on just the right occasions; you care deeply about the world - you are, in short, someone that I am so very glad to have met on the Internet. Here's to many, many more discussions (at least that don't involve four-letter alphabet soup personality modalities; I leave that to you, Owls, and Proton.) Happy Birthday!  This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/426057.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

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flowsoffire
Oct. 22nd, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC)
This so much.

♥♥♥
kaffyr
Oct. 22nd, 2016 07:14 pm (UTC)
Remarkable women indeed, eh?
flowsoffire
Oct. 22nd, 2016 07:16 pm (UTC)
More than words can say. ♥
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 23rd, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
Bless you, dear one!! This made me get a little dust in my eyes...thank you! I'm hoping the next year will be better one...and that somehow I can get back to see you and BB and enjoy a visit with you (and the fuzzy babies), even if only for a little while. As for your assessment of my character...well, as always you leave me a little speechless, lol! Blessings to you, BB and FB, honey...and thank you, thank you, thank you!!

*hugs you tight, tight*
kaffyr
Oct. 23rd, 2016 04:18 am (UTC)
Just the truth, my dear, just the truth!

Hugs back to you!
promethia_tenk
Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:26 am (UTC)
Somehow I missed your birthday! *hugs and good wishes*
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 23rd, 2016 04:14 pm (UTC)
LOL!! Tis okay, honey. Somehow, I rather missed it as well! :D Thank you, thank you and -

*Big!Hugs!*
promethia_tenk
Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:27 am (UTC)
You really do have such a talent for seeing and describing the best in people.
kaffyr
Oct. 23rd, 2016 06:08 pm (UTC)
The people I write about bring me joy - I simply try to pass a little of that along with the birthday wishes. And these two certainly deserve some applause!
maruad
Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:58 am (UTC)
"Because I will be late for my own funeral"

Aren't most people? Otherwise why would we refer to them as "the late ....."?
kaffyr
Oct. 23rd, 2016 05:54 pm (UTC)
*snrk*
*snort*
*guffaw*

OK, thank you for that!
eaweek
Oct. 23rd, 2016 03:05 pm (UTC)
Two amazing women, indeed! Happy birthday to both!
kaffyr
Oct. 23rd, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC)
Isn't it wonderful, the number of fantastic people we meet on These Here Intarwebz?
elisi
Oct. 24th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
Late reply is late!! (See, you are not alone...)

Thank you so much, you always have the most incredible birthday wishes of anyone I know. ♥

You are one of the first people who introduced me to the idea that one could look at one's fandom love in a way that takes squee beyond squee, into depth of thought.
I merely feel like I'm passing on a present? Because back in... 2004? someone did the same for me, and it was like magic. And so I have done my best to help others see too.

Your influence is such that, when I watch something that I know we both love, my first thought is "I must see what elisi thinks." When I write, one of my first thoughts is "Does this rise to elisi's standards?"


(Now I shall become self-conscious and shy.)

at least that don't involve four-letter alphabet soup personality modalities; I leave that to you, Owls, and Proton.
LOL. They infected me, and now I can't get rid...

Thank you - and also I must agree with every word you wrote about Mandy. That woman is an honest to god super hero who walks amongst us.
kaffyr
Oct. 25th, 2016 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I don't have the wherewithal to send people the kind of presents I think they deserve, but I have more than enough words (some would say too many), and I try to make them do the job. And as I always tell people, I only say what I believe; it's all true.

I'm glad that whoever introduced you to the idea of meta thought did so; it's being passed on, and that's such a fannish thing in and of itself.

I seem to be immune to the INTJXYZ phenomenon, for which I am, I confess, rather grateful. Heh.

Having spent time on the road and at a con with Mandy, I can tell you she is as amazing in person as she is on the page!
elisi
Oct. 25th, 2016 06:28 pm (UTC)
but I have more than enough words (some would say too many), and I try to make them do the job.
And a fabulous job they do too!

I'm glad that whoever introduced you to the idea of meta thought did so; it's being passed on, and that's such a fannish thing in and of itself.
She was my first LJ friend - she's not around much anymore, but her name is the_royal_anna and her meta is... *kisses fingertips* Best ever. I don't think you are a Buffy fan? But here are her Dr Who posts - mostly Nine/Rose which was her particular tipple. <3

I seem to be immune to the INTJXYZ phenomenon, for which I am, I confess, rather grateful. Heh.
Yes, it EATS YOUR HEAD. Useful though. And fascinating. And... Yeah. Ate my head.

Having spent time on the road and at a con with Mandy, I can tell you she is as amazing in person as she is on the page!
You lucky thing.
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