15 April 2015 @ 04:26 pm
REAL MAIL. Which, never happens, really, because this country is a royal pain in the bumcheeks when it comes to postal service.

The thing is, back for my birthday [ profile] vaysh told me she wanted to send me something, I explained what a pain it is but after investigating proper and going to this obscure office (no kidding, it's probably the same office Arthur Dent had to go to see the display of the plans for that bypass) they told me I could get mail to the central. So [ profile] vaysh said let's try it. That was back in February.

Well! Yesterday it arrived! \o/ \o/ \o/

Two months later, I know, but OH MY GOD. I'm so excited, you're probably going to think it's ridiculous. But I don't care. I'm excited.

I am now the proud owner of a H/D Calendar!!!

See? )

With Art!!!! You know, a H/D Art Calendar she made!!!!! She really needs to make a post about this calendar. It's officially the most gorgeous thing I own. Not even kidding. God, people here are so talented.

And a HP Postcard!!!!

Dark Arts card )

My first! :D

Yes, I'm all jumpy. SorryNotSorry. ^^

This is the inside of the calendar )
02 March 2015 @ 10:04 am
February is over, March is here. [ profile] hd_remix started posting last week, [ profile] hp_goldenage starts posting today, claiming is open at [ profile] hd_smoochfest, sign ups open at [ profile] hd_collab. And I had a lovely birthday. :D

My birthday was Feb. 12th but I was travelling, and I thought it was kinda going to suck because, you know, I wasn't going to be able to celebrate it with you guys. But I was so, so wrong, because you guys, my awesome friends, started giving me all these amazing birthday presents before I went, and then sent me lovely messages and v-gifts and emails on my birthday and when I came back I got even more birthday gifts.

It was The Best Birthday Ever. :D I'm over the moon. I feel a bit bad because I know things have been hard on all of us, but at the same time this awesome thing was happening too!

I'm glowing. I want to share all the goodies with you. Please bear with me. :D

All the love <3 )

See? Best Birthday Ever. ♥_♥

You guys, every single one of you are incredible. I don't know what I'd do without you. You make my life so much richer, so much happier than I could ever image, it's such a pleasure to be part of this madness together. Thank you, for being out there, for the messages, your art, your stories, your friendship, for everything.

Current Mood: thankful
08 May 2014 @ 08:38 am
Yesterday [ profile] my_drarry_recs was two years old.

I can't believe it, it seems like yesterday; so many stories, so much fun, so many amazing friends made.

And I'm going to get mushy now, and really, you shouldn't be subjected to that without the chance to skip it.

When I started the rec archive two years ago, all I wanted was to share the stories I enjoyed, and do so in a way that was easy to find other stories, older recs, some specific tropes/genres, because I've followed archives in the past that are no longer updated and I remember how much I loved them, how many stories I discovered through them. I hoped that someone, one day, would find the rec archive useful, would find it easy to navigate and most of all would find stories to love.

I never thought it would come true. I mean, I hoped, I hoped people would find it useful and enjoy it. That's the only purpose of a rec, to share a story with someone else.

And wow, [ profile] my_drarry_recs is two years old. (can't quite wrap my mind around that one.)

Maintaining the archive takes some time, takes a bit of organisation and dedication. Once in a while I get a message or an email from someone telling me how much they enjoy the archive. People has been incredibly kind to me in telling me good things about it and I'm floored, because even though it was something like a dream of mine that it would happen, I guess I never thought it would, you know? I thought people would enjoy the recs, but I never imagined they would embrace me and made me feel part of something. And I'm incredibly grateful and humbled that you have. Every single comment and message I get, it goes straight to my heart and stays there forever.

And it all happened because of you, because you writers keep sharing these amazing stories with us, you give your time, your effort, your talent to share something with us, and today, as every day, I thank you for that.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for keeping the magic alive. <3

Current Mood: happy
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. ♥