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my one-year LJ anniversary

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Feb. 9th, 2004 | 11:09 pm
mood: pensive
music: St. Kilda Wedding

On Feb. 4, 2003, a friend on a mailing list (who is now on LJ rosiespark) posted a link to viva_gloria's "Imagin'd Glories web site (RPS flavor). And I was hooked. Obsessed. Addicted. Reading everything I could find and amazed at the quality of the writing. And the sex. I never liked much erotica before, and found myself enthralled.

I didn't get my LJ for a little while, because I was too shy to ask for a code and it took me a little while to figure out paid accounts. But everybody was so very nice to me, I felt welcomed. Appreciated. Loved. Still do. This is a very special place for me, a group that makes me feel good in ways I haven't in years.

I also hadn't written any fiction in about thirty years, but now have written some stories I'm proud of.

So thank you all very much, known friends and otherwise. I'm so happy to be with you.

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kinda into that Colin Morgan guy

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from: rodneyscat
date: Feb. 9th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Congrats! I remember friending you back in may. I thought you'd been around for ages, because you were so on top of all the good fics, and I soon learned to trust that when you rec'ed it I should read it. You know something else? Ever since C4 I hear your voice when I read your comments and entries. We didn't get to talk that much, but I remember your voice clearly :D Hasn't got anything to do with your LJ's birthday, but it just struck me (possibly because this entry has your voice all over it!)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
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I spent way too long reading archived fic, and developed my opinions quite quickly ;-) I have a bunch more to rec, and you're inspiring me to get on it.

Meeting at C4 was lovely, it's so nice to know more of a person than just their words. I wish we'd gotten more quiet time just to chat.

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cupidsbow

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from: cupidsbow
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!

That's so cool. You've achived such a lot in a year. *is impressed*

It occurs to me that by the time mine rolls round I should have submitted by PhD. Shocking thought.

I hope your second year is as satisfying as the first!

*hugs*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:03 am (UTC)
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So far, even better :-)

Consider me your PhinisheD cheerleading squad: Go Cathy Go Cathy Write Write Write!

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from: viva_gloria
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 03:07 am (UTC)
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Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha! Am Evil!!! (actually, rosiespark is really the Evil One, for reccing my fic). I'm amazed (but very flattered) that you found your way here via my stories: and you are appreciated, loved and most welcome!

And yay for the writing, too! If it weren't for LJ I would still be writing half-stories and deleting them ...

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Trade me for an apparition

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from: rosiespark
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 12:55 pm (UTC)
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Evil? Me?? He he. Probably. *g*

Actually, am definitely evil, since I managed to rec viva_gloria's LotR stuff on a mailing list that expressly doesn't allow posting of RPS. *eg* Well, I was very careful not to offend anyone, and asked whether it was okay to just post a link with a clear warning that it was RPS. And thanks to our magnanimous listmom tracy_rowan, I made at least one convert.

And ever since I first read Not a Love Song, I've been dying to ask viva_gloria about a phrase used in the last part - "like one of the lesser carnivores stalking its prey" - used to describe Orlando. Are you a Dunnett reader?

In Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett, Philippa is described as having the grace of one of the lesser carnivores - and the phrase resonated in my mind. The mailing list I posted a rec for Not a Love Song is a Tolkien offshoot of Dunnett discussion list - that's the connection. And I also wanted to share my discovery of some of the best writing I have come across on the net.

So Happy Anniversary to msilverstar and may it be the first of many!

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[will fuck for sex]

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from: anatsuno
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 03:51 am (UTC)
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*clings*

LJland and fandom are so, so so good. I know what you mean. *hugs lots, bakes cake*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:05 am (UTC)
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Oh yes, I was lonely I think and needed a place to be snug.

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fajrdrako

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from: fajrdrako
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 04:39 am (UTC)
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Yes, isn't viva_gloria wonderful? What a way to start!

I'm so glad you got an LJ and got into this wonderful stuff. Fun, isn't it?

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC)
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It's the most fun I've had in ages! And so nice to have you and michelle here, but I'm not reading much entm these days. Sigh.

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from: berreh
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
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Hooray! Congratulations! It seems like a lot of us are approaching the one-year mark. We're like a graduating class or something. :) *hugs you*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
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I think it was the commentaries on the FOTR extended DVD, followed by TTT in theatres that pushed me over the edge. Just Too Fun!

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from: skyeathena
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
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Mine is coming up soon too! Wheeeee!

Believe me when I say that we are more than thrilled that you're a part of this fandom! It wouldn't be the same without you. And on a more personal note, without your LJ I wouldn't have met you!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
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Friends + fic = fabulous fandom!

See you soon, sweetie.

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Trianne

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from: trianne
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday, msilverstar's journal!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
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My journal thanks the gracious lady trianne

I say: TORN, *squeeeee*!

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from: ex_grievous_115
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
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And I'm happy and proud to know you.

Happy anniversary.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:18 am (UTC)
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Sweetie, I'm so glad we are friends. I wish we'd met up when I was there, but this way is good too. Someday I'll make it back to see you!

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Trade me for an apparition

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from: rosiespark
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
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So it's been exactly one year since we both discovered the fascination of slash?! One of the good things of 2003.

And even though I eventually found my way here through glinda_north, I haven't forgotten your generous offer of a code way back when I still thought that having an online journal was "something that other people did". *g* Thank you, and Happy Birthday to your lj!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much! I'm so glad you pointed me towards slash and fandom and LJ and my new friends.

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Beizy

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from: beizy
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
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It's you who got me into this LJ mess! *giggles* You've always been such a solid, supportive presence. Thanks, babe.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
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I may have got you into LJ, but mostly because I liked your fic so very very much. Still do! I'm glad we're both here.

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Doro A

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from: too_shy
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Happy LJ anniversary :)

You brighten my flist.

*hugs*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
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Thank you sweetie! I'm so looking forward to seeing you in LA.

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from: chaosmanor
date: Feb. 10th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)
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My LJ wishes your LJ a Happy Birthday!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 11th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
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My LJ smiles maternally!

Glad we found this place.

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