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21 November 2016 @ 08:00 am
birthday awesomeness  
My birthday was this weekend and I had a wonderful day, thanks, in no small part, to you wonderful people in fandom!

I didn't want any big ~thing~ for my birthday, so the day itself was pretty chill. My roommate and I got brunch, did some shopping (I bought a lot of makeup and some Christmas presents), went for sushi, and watched Chicago! Roommate has a very bizarre dislike of musicals, so getting her to watch it with me was quite the achievement. :)

To be honest, IRL birthdays just aren't a big deal for me. I don't have anything against them at all, but it's been a long time since they've really felt special or any different from a regular day. But fandom has a way of making things amazing. Honestly, the best part of my birthday was hearing from so many of you guys. Your emails and messages and gifts and well wishes really meant a lot, and I'm so thankful to know you all! <3

Thanks so much to birdsofshore, kitty_fic, llaeyro, mab, nia_kantorka, sassy_cissa, & sdkshelly for the lovely livejournal gifts!

Thanks to 8c, alisanne, amorette, anemonen, besamislabios, cabinetcaligari, candamira, carpemermaid, celestlyn, daftfear, dicta_contrion, dragontara, firethesound, huldrejenta, kerrilee75, lauren3210, mindabbles, & writcraft for your wonderfully heartfelt messages and emails.

In addition to all of the lovely virtual gifts and messages, some marvelous people also created things for me! I just ADORE the fandom concept of creating gifts. There's something so wonderfully touching about it. Even though I haven't physically met so many of you, you're all still taking your valuable free time and creating something with me specifically in mind. That's just...it's so amazing and inspiring and I'm seriously tearing up just thinking about how thoughtful and fabulous everybody in fandom is.

capitu created an amazing letter from Harry regarding my 50 Reasons to Have Sex Series, and it's awesome and hilarious.

cap_bookworm drew me this awesome birthday picture with me (as my icon, of course) celebrating my birthday. It's beyond sweet and made me unbelievably happy.

lq_traintracks wrote me the most brilliant James Sirius/Teddy drabble. How she manages to deliver such hotness and intimacy and gorgeous imagery in only 100 words is a testament to her insane writing talent.

_melodic_ wrote me this fantastically hot James Sirius/Teddy fic that incorporates so many of my likes! It's sweet and smutty and basically the most perfect thing ever.

shiftylinguini wrote me an AMAZING James Sirius/Teddy fic based on one of my previous prompts. James and Teddy are just brilliant here, and I am eagerly awaiting part two! :D

blithelybonny wrote me pretty much the hottest James Sirius/Teddy fic of all time. It's got role play and fantasizing and aspects of the a/b/o trope and Teddy using his metamorphmagus abilities in new and exciting ways.

And can I just say, I seriously love how everybody who wrote something for me went the James Sirius/Teddy route? It's awesome. As my secondary OTP and the one that definitely has fewer fic created for it, it was amazing to see such an influx of amazing fic!

Thanks again to every single one of you who thought of me on my birthday and reached out. I feel truly lucky to be a part of this community! Also, apologies if I left anybody out! ♥
oceaxeoceaxe on November 21st, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Sorry I'm late with this, I've been kinda awol from LJ and HP lately... But I sincerely hope it was a lovely day for you, and that this year is a terrific one full of all the things you desire out of life!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 21st, 2016 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon! <3
nia_kantorka: HGnia_kantorka on November 21st, 2016 05:21 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a lovely day and fandom love made it really special. With next gen fest finished I've had the time to read through your gifts today and, wow, they fun and hotter than hot. :D
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 21st, 2016 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks, lovely! :)
candamiracandamira on November 21st, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)

Birthday parties on LJ are the best. How wonderful you were showered with so much love from so many people. Well deserved, Grace! I really hope the joy about your gift fics and all the emails seeped through into rl and you felt as special and valued as you are!

wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 21st, 2016 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, hon! <3
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on November 21st, 2016 06:36 pm (UTC)
Such a wonderful celebration! <333

I think there was a consult or something about people writing you Teddy/James. lol
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 21st, 2016 08:47 pm (UTC)
LOL, I know! It was brilliant! :)