I was doing so well with posting this months, and even sending out birthday wishes relatively close to, or even on, actual birthdays. And then I fell off the damned bicycle (not a horse. Horses and I don't get along.) So here we are again, with me sending out belated wishes to absolutely delightful people.
The very first is to one of the first people with whom I bonded in online fandom, lyricalviolet, who celebrated on Feb. 18. I met her on the Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica boards at Television Without Pity, and I quickly grew to love her intelligence and adventurous nature, her creative skills and sense of humor, and of course, our shared fandom passions. Over the years, I regret to say, I have failed to keep up with her as she met the man she loves, married, had a wonderful child, and in general took the Doctor's advice and had a great life. I doubt she'll see this, and I'll look elsewhere to send her felicitations, but I want all of you to know what an amazing person she is.
Another birthday person is the redoubtable wendymr, the first person to prove to me that fanfic could be well-written, gripping, emotionally trenchant and altogether satisfying. She is an ex-pat living in My Home and Native Land, she's a fan of labor rights and democracy, she knits, and I'm hoping she'll let us know how her trip to Australia went this past year. I promise I won't mention eggnog in her presence ... She celebrated on Feb. 18 as well, and I hope her celebrations were all that she hoped they would be.
The third Feb. 18 birthday belongs to marence , a Cleveland denizen whose love of art, fandom, and rock and roll are praiseworthy, to say the least. I recall with pleasure a visit she made several years ago to Chicago, when we were able to share coffee and stories downtown (and watch a political protest go by.) I doubt that she is around here much these days, but if she does see this - Happy Birthday, and I hope you come to Chicago again, soon!
Finally, on Feb. 21, misscam celebrated, and I hope this extremely talented Norwegian fan enjoyed her day. If you see this, Happy Birthday! This entry was originally posted at https://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/724391.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comments. You can comment there or here, but prefer to read over on DW. You can comment there using open ID if you don't have a DW account.