13 February 2014 @ 09:46 am
This post is ridiculous. It's long (so long! Hello lj cuts!), and mushy and you'll have to forgive me, and I promise there are cookies if you even make it half way through. But I can't help myself, I'm so deliriously happy!

I loved my birthday. I had the best birthday.

I had! Never mind what my family and the bf gave me, the shows of affection I was gifted with were humbling and amazing and I literally have no words of my own.

The messages, the stories, the arts, the pictures graphics, the v-gifts, everything. You have no idea how amazing it was. Literally, I couldn't stop beaming all day like a loon.

I want to thank [ profile] eidheann_writes, [ profile] iwao, [ profile] 0idontknow0, [ profile] birdsofshore, [ profile] traintracks, [ profile] roelliej, [ profile] tjs_whatnot, [ profile] dragontara, [ profile] writcraft, [ profile] dracogotgame, [ profile] hogwartsvixxxen, [ profile] susannah_wilde, [ profile] sophie_french, [ profile] kalime80, [ profile] onempty, [ profile] firethesound, [ profile] gracerene, [ profile] nherizu, [ profile] kitty_fic, [ profile] inglevine, [ profile] mab, [ profile] indyonblue, [ profile] zeitgeistic, [ profile] anemonen, [ profile] notearchiver, [ profile] ashindk, [ profile] celestlyn, [ profile] aries_in_love, [ profile] vaysh, [ profile] icmezzo, [ profile] omi_ohmy, [ profile] drarryisgreen, [ profile] dysonrules.

If I'm forgetting someone who even said Hi to me I'm going to iron my ears until my next birthday, because everything, every message and gift and word meant the world to me. And you know, everybody, even people who didn't know or didn't give a flying feck it was birthday, just for being out there.

You have no idea, you don't know how happy I am every day because of you, how excited I am to come and open my journal and know I'm going to see you, know you're going to be there, to learn about your lives, to laugh with you or maybe offer a hug if you need it (and even if you don't). And it's just that, somewhere along the way, beyond the amazing stories shared, the art to be admired, all of you have become a huge part of my life, the best part of my day. These friendships I've made, these friendly interactions are the one thing that never fails to bring a smile on my face.

I know, we all know fandom is special, is brilliant and crazy, but it's you, every one of you (even you lurkers!) are the ones that make me feel part of something, like even a little thing like me matters.

And I hope, I hope you know this. I hope you know it's not just nice words to be said, that they come from my heart, to yours.

I'm so mushy, I know, I'm sorry! But here's a love letter I made for you with someecards, because I don't want to kill you with all the fluff.

Dear Crazy Fandom, )

I mean every word. I love you, guys. <3

And with my family and friends )

I told you. I had the best birthday, and it was all thanks to you. You made this day unforgettable. ♥
I was going through [ profile] vaysh11's list, checking what fests are coming up next and I ended up making my own, adding a few Master Lists plus other fests not Harry/Draco exclusive. I'm posting it because, meh, why not, yeah? It's not like it's going to take a lot of room on your list and you'll think, god, I don't need the reminder. Right? RIGHT??

Harry/Draco 2013 fests. Master Lists and upcoming dates:

[ profile] hd_holidays's 2012 and final year Master List
[ profile] hd_remix's vol. 5,0 Master List
[ profile] dracotops_harry 2013 Fest Master List
[ profile] hds_beltane's 2013 Fest Master List
[ profile] harrydracompreg's 2013 Fest Master List
[ profile] hd_smoochfest's 2013 Master List
[ profile] hd_cliche's 2013 Master List
[ profile] hd_tropes's 2013 is posting right now!
[ profile] hd_fan_fair's 2013 starts posting September 26
[ profile] hd_fluff Will host their anual Fluffy Halloween Fest this October
[ profile] serpentinelion's 2013 starts posting November 1
[ profile] hd_fanart's 2013 Art Fest claiming is open and it starts posting also on November 1st
[ profile] hd_erised's 2013 Signups open August 1, and Posting starts: December 1
[ profile] slythindor100's 25 Days of Harry/Draco: December 1 through 25, 2013

Other communities, Not Harry & Draco exclusively but with of H/D content. (And many other yummy pairings):

[ profile] mini_fest's 2012 Master List (no word if there will be a mini_fest this year yet)
[ profile] hp_getlucky's 2013 Fest Master List
[ profile] hp_kinkfest's 2013 Fest Master List
[ profile] do_me_veela's 2013 Do Me Veela Valentine Fest Master List
[ profile] hp_3somes's 2013 Fest Master List
[ profile] hp_darkarts's 2013 Horror Fest Master List
[ profile] deatheaterfest's 2013 Master List
[ profile] hp_podfic_fest's 2013 Master List
[ profile] instinctivelust's 2013 Beat the Heat Master List
[ profile] hp_owned's 2013 Summer of Slaves Master List
[ profile] hp_porninthesun's 2013 Master List
[ profile] hp_ageplay's 2013 Master List
[ profile] hp_adoptaprompt is posting right now!
[ profile] hp_silencio starts posting September 21
[ profile] hp_sexstars is looking for mods for this year fest here

I'm updating these lists constantly. ^_^