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13 May 2015 @ 09:50 pm
LJversary!!  
Today is The Nephew's 9th birthday! How is that possible? It seems like just last week that he was 3 and asleep on our couch, clutching his Big Red Dog. Sis and I called him tonight and screamed/sang Happy Birthday to him at full volume, really dorkily. After we finished, he said, "Who is this?" That little shit! Who else does he know that will call him and do something this dorky just to embarrass him?!

But, being The Nephew's birthday, it also makes it my LJ Anniversary! Five years ago today I made my first LJ post. It was a prediction for the s5 finale of Supernatural, in which I stated it in writing that I was predicting Castiel would die. LOL, guess I called that one wrong! I don't even watch that show anymore! My second post was about SPN too! My third post was about a Star Trek dream I had, lol. The first fic I ever posted here was a prompt from The BFF and it was a Misha Collins/Michael Rosenbaum story. OMG.


Look, I've been in fandom a long time - since just before the first Lord Of The Rings movie came out. What's that, 13, nearing 14, years now? And I love the creative outlet it gives me. The art, the wallpapers, the writing. Oh the writing. I have been a writer my whole life, since I learned how to spell! Since I wrote my first story at age 6. I believe, it was about a seal. Even without fandom, I would have kept writing, that never would have changed. But finding fanfiction, it was suddenly realizing why my writing had never quite clicked before - because I hadn't found my home. This...this was what I was suppose to be writing all along. I had come home.

And I had found my people. And more than any of the rest of it - more than anything else I got from fandom - finding my people is the thing I am the most grateful for. With this LJ specifically, I got it at a time when I was so isolated, pulling myself out of the addiction, having lost a very good friendship the year before and feeling so alone, so empty. Once I didn't have the drugs, I felt like I had so little. I needed to get back to fandom, I needed to go home. But would home be the same? After all this time - years even. Would it accept me back? But, oh, it did. You guys made that first year - and every year after - like coming home. Like everyday I open my LJ, it is like coming back after a long day of work, crossing the threshold. Some of my best friends are right here, in this sphere, opening up the world to me. The internet really does make our world bigger and smaller at the same time - but this world, this world is the home I want to belong to - The Geeksphere, The Fandom Realm, the coffee shop full of my best friends.

That's what I wanted to say for today, my fifth anniversary of Livejournal, that I am most grateful for all of you. If you would be so kind - if this post crosses your dash - to drop me a comment, even if all it says is 'Hi!'. I just want to see all your dorky smiling faces in my box. Come, celebrate with me, friends!
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on May 14th, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
Happy LJversary, babe! It's been awesome to get to spend electronic time with you! *hugs*
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
Happy LJversary, babe! It's been awesome to get to spend electronic time with you! *hugs*

Thank you, babe! Someday hopefully we will get to spend non-electronic time together too! I really do think of you as one of my best friends in the world! <3
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 2nd, 2015 11:25 pm (UTC)
Today was absolutely the perfect day for you to say that. *HUGS*
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 11:43 pm (UTC)
Cuz you're my sister from another mister...and another mother...and that I've not met in person. But still Family! Family doesn't end with blood!

(are you having a bad day? I hope not. Can I punch someone for you! It probably won't hurt them, but I am willing to break my hand for you!)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 3rd, 2015 01:13 am (UTC)
*grins* All super true!

Nope, just got hit by the mopeyness this afternoon. No need to add guilt to it by breaking your hand on some innocent until proven guilty sort of person who isn't the real cause anyway.
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 3rd, 2015 02:24 am (UTC)
Alright, babe, but just remember if you need someone to do some punching in the future, I'm your girl!!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 3rd, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
Word.
poisontaster on May 14th, 2015 02:43 am (UTC)
Hi!
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you for celebrating my LJversary with me! I hope you are having a nice summer!
lindahoylandlindahoyland on May 14th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you are on my list. I've just started watching SPN again as it was only on pay TV for a while.
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you are on my list. I've just started watching SPN again as it was only on pay TV for a while

I am so glad we connected and friended each other too! And, oh SPN, no matter that I don't watch the show anymore, it will always hold a special place in my heart as the show that brought me back to fandom, that brought me home!
Trigger Warning: Life: killthebrainmatchboximpala on May 14th, 2015 05:30 am (UTC)
I am so glad you are here. And in honor of our ongoing friendship, here is a zombie card.

zombie-shopping-mall
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you are here. And in honor of our ongoing friendship, here is a zombie card.

I am so thrilled to know you, babe! Like you are always around to offer support and love and squee just when I need it most! <3

I also adore that our friendship is based on a mutual love for the living dead! lol (don't worry, I would never fortify in a shopping mall. I am going straight for a hospital and sealing that shit up).
hiyacynthhiyacynth on May 14th, 2015 02:06 pm (UTC)
I love you! So does Munchy P!



dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
I love you too, babe! I am so happy I found you!

Also, I am digging the 'fro, Munchy! That shit is fly!
Shirebound: Valentine pigletshirebound on May 14th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
And I had found my people.

That's how I feel, exactly. ♥
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
Fandom really is like walking into wide open arms, isn't it? <3
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on May 14th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
Happy LJversary! And loved the Nephew's response.
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:41 pm (UTC)
Happy LJversary! And loved the Nephew's response.

Thank you! And omg, The Nephew knew exactly who it was, that little rascal!!
Denidenig37 on May 14th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
/hugs back/ Thanks for celebrating my LJversary with me, bb!
Kate: taking wingceitfianna on May 15th, 2015 01:02 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary and happy birthday to Payton! I'm sorry that I didn't get the stuff out to him that I meant to, life kind of happened but I want to still send them.
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:45 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary and happy birthday to Payton! I'm sorry that I didn't get the stuff out to him that I meant to, life kind of happened but I want to still send them.

Thank you! Can you imagine if I hadn't come back to fandom and we'd never met - boo that thought! <3

I told P you had more stuff for him, but it might not be here for a while. He said it was really nice of you to think of him when you read a good book he might like. Such a sweetie! Although the other day he told his dad, "I'm just your slave!" and I was like, "Oops, that's my bad, I gave him a book about a roman slave to read!" lol
Jo Ann: Text:  LJ because...yeuxdebleu on May 17th, 2015 06:12 am (UTC)
July will mark my 10th year on LJ. I have Elijah and LOTR to thank because it was my interest in both that got me on line in the first place. The best...truly best thing is all the wonderful people I've met via LJ and other fandom sites. Some of my best friends are the ones in my computer.

Happy Anniversary!
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 10:49 pm (UTC)
July will mark my 10th year on LJ.

Ooh, almost here then!!

I have Elijah and LOTR to thank because it was my interest in both that got me on line in the first place.

I didn't know that about you! I think I have Elijah to thank to, because I'd been a fan of his acting since he was about 10 (Radio Flyer) and when I saw the preview for LOTR, I was like, "Oh, that's Elijah Wood, maybe I should read those books after all." So I guess in a way, I have him to thank too!

The best...truly best thing is all the wonderful people I've met via LJ and other fandom sites. Some of my best friends are the ones in my computer.

Isn't it wonderful the people we meet?! I met The BFF through fandom and so many of my online friends are like as close to me as family and it is a beautiful thing.

I am so glad to have friended you! Thank you for celebrating with me!!