Today marks the first anniversary of this journal. I found my way to LJ in the fall of ought-seven from Bugger This so that I could read [livejournal.com profile] herself_nyc's works in progress. I'd never planned on keeping a journal of my own until [livejournal.com profile] louise39, bless her heart, PM'd me to say that she enjoyed my comments and wanted to know if she could friend me and read my LJ. I confessed that I didn't have one but that I'd be tickled to have a first friend all the same. After some insomniac ruminating on the idea of a journal and what the hell I'd write in one, I came up with a few haiku, changed my lame-o lurking username to the one I use everywhere else, loaded up on icons over at [livejournal.com profile] earth_vexer's, and made my first post. Since then, I've posted 177 journal entries, 157 Spaiku, and 24 doll!fics. I've also made many new friends (and even met a few of them), gone to an academic conference on the Jossverse, chalked up a couple of nominations, been the subject of a slanderous fic, had the best birthday ever, bought a plane ticket to Writercon, and been added to the reading list of 85 people. In short, I've had nothing but fun here with you wonderful people since January 31 last rolled around.

As a little thank you to Louise for that life-changing nudge in the right direction and also to honor her suggestion that I put the Spaiku in some kind of searchable order, I've finally organized links to the Spaiku and doll!fic. *points to the left* See? No more squinting at tags. Also, I've announced in authoritative tones that I will be spending a couple of hours tomorrow with the haiku notebooks, so hopefully there will be more Spaiku here before too long.

Thanks for a great first year of fandom fabulosity, flist o' mine! \0/

From: [identity profile] missmurchison.livejournal.com


I'm so glad you organized those links so I can go back and read the ones I've missed and then put the ones I have read in context with those!

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Yay! It's taken me a while to figure out all this layout stuff, but hopefully this will make it a little easier for people to find stuff.

From: [identity profile] cindergal.livejournal.com


You're going to Writercon? Wheeeeeeeeee!

And Happy Anniversary!

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Yep, and I hope to drag [livejournal.com profile] philips along with me. Woohoo!

Thank you, ma'am. :D
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From: [personal profile] silverusagi


Happy fanniversary! Hmm, I might have a LJ anniversary coming up next month, though I suppose my fanniversary would be when I started posting fic?

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Thank you!

Well, it's your fanniversary, so you pretty much get to determine what you think constitutes one. *raises glass to LJ and liberty*

From: [identity profile] louise39.livejournal.com


Happy Anniversary!! You've enriched my life and the 'verse with your humor, your Spaikus and the imaginative and naughty 'dollfics'.

Here's to you!! ::Raises a virtual glass of chanpagne.::

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Thank you, dear! I'm so glad that you sent me that message last year. *hugs* I've had a blast.

::clinks glasses:: Vive le LJ!

From: [identity profile] beanbeans.livejournal.com


Happy LJ-Versary! I'm so glad that you did find your way onto el jay- my online life is brighter and funnier for your presence here. <333

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Thank you, sweetie pie! *smooch* I'm so glad that I de-lurked and found you.

P.S. Z. is having a sleepover, but there will be beaucoup de daisy squee later in the day. *lol* So fooftastic!

From: [identity profile] riccadonna.livejournal.com


Happy, indeed! and thanks for mentioning Philips' little piece that I had not read before. Do I need to make a reservation for when I want to retire to the Home for Aging Fangirls?

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Heh-heh. Philips is an evil comic genius.

Darling, we have a room waiting for you! We'll cackle and drink margaritas and pinch the bleached-blond male nurses.
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From: [personal profile] next_to_normal


Aw, happy fanniversary! I completely missed mine, but maybe I'll still be around for #2.

Also, I love that icon! Spike looks so wary of you! (and deservedly so!)

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Thank you! Oh, I've no doubt you will see many fanniversaries, missy. You can be honorary mayor of LJ for a day. We'll have a parade. :D

[livejournal.com profile] shanmara offered to personalize some of her icons and was kind enough to put a question mark at the end of my username. I liked the idea of Spike being a leetle bit afraid of me. *lol* Now I want an angry-looking one with an exclamation point. MERE!

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Heee! Now I'm having visions of Spike with pageant hair. *ponders* I wonder where I can get a teeny-tiny bouffant wig?

From: [identity profile] zanthinegirl.livejournal.com


Happy fanniversary! So glad you found your way here; you brighten my day on a regular basis!

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Thanks, honey! I'm so glad that I've gotten to know you better this year. And not even just because you have the best music and rescued me from Neil Sedaka. ;)
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From: [personal profile] gillo


Only a year? It feels like you've been part of my online life so much longer - and I am so glad of that! Happy anniversary!

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Thank you, dear! *hugs* I can't imagine what I did before LJ except make my coworkers nervous.

From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/caraway_/


Only a year? I've gotten so much enjoyment from your posts!

Herself is a real hub, isn't she? Hubba as well, of course.

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Thanks, Caraway! I'm glad to hear it. *lol* And yes, HRH Herself is the sun around which my online existence revolves. I think she should probably look into a ruling a small country.

From: [identity profile] earth-vexer.livejournal.com


Happy LJ-versary! You are simply a joy to have around. *throws confetti*

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Aww, thank you kindly! *eats confetti* Mmm, confettilicous. ;)
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From: [personal profile] herself_nyc


Oh, I am SO GLAD to be responsible for you being here! You have brought so much into my life! :: hugs ::

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


*smooches you* Thank you so much for luring me away from whatever the hell I did before this and encouraging me once I got here. I've had so much fun this year!

P.S. I hid from shrieky little girls this morning and ate Brent & Sam's cookies in my closet. I felt sure you would approve. ;)
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From: [personal profile] herself_nyc


A walk-in closet, I hope!
I bought some Brent & Sam's yesterday, and squirreled them away in my larder for when I'm feeling abused, which should be any day now.

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Yes, a roomy closet is a prerequisite to having kids; refuge is important! All my binders of fic are in there, too, so I could probably weather a small siege.

::links arms in solidarity:: Helpful hint: when you reach the bottom of the bag, you can eat the crumbs with a spoon.


From: [identity profile] c-woodhaven.livejournal.com


What a wonderful year and your journal and comments are one of the highlights of my lj experience.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

A wonderful year
With mere_ubu as a friend
expect a dozen more


*hugs*
~calypso

BTW...No mocking the calypso-ku...it's the first I've written since high school.

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Awww, I love the calypso-ku! *hugs it* Thank you, sweetie. *hugs you* I'm so glad I met you this year. Hopefully I'll find my way to Atlanta in the next one. Now that the mister and I each have a friend there, it seems much more likely. ;)

From: [identity profile] empresspatti.livejournal.com


i too got an lj account so I could read Herself's wips!! No wonder we are friends!

I started posting mainly because it is fun - and it is the one thing that NO ONE in my real life knows about me. It's nice to have one tiny art of my life that will someday surprise my family...

Congrats on your anniversary. I'm happy to know you!

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


*links arms* She's a great unifier, that woman!

Thanks, lady! Have I told you how much I love reading your journal? Srsly, I read and I laugh until I make the honking sounds. I was doing the nightly Scanning of the Flist last week and nearly horked up a lung laughing, and the mister was like, "It's that Patti woman again, isn't it?" When I could breathe, I was like, "Heeeee, so funny! Now go away."

From: [identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com

Happy Fanniversary! Happy, happy, joy, joy!


I LOVE the new search list in your sidebar. Will you show me the way, sensei? Some other time?

Gosh! You seemed so *ahem* experienced when I came along a few months later, also at the urging of Herself. But you were just a whippersnapper, albeit with a snappy wit. You've made a lot of people really happy, a lot of times, I hope you know. (Best stay away from Angel, missy!)

You've been a major instigator for my bad behavior, for which I thank you profusely. And now you're putting even more funny ideas in my head. WriterCon? It seems like such a distant thing...

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com

Re: Happy Fanniversary! Happy, happy, joy, joy!


*bows* I would be honored, grasshopper. It was, as my Scottish friends say, nae bother. (Well, once I figured it out, anyhow!)

Hee! Thank you, sweet thing. I'm glad that it wasn't too obvious that I was having a Fisher-Price My First Fandom experience. Srsly, I didn't know that fanfic existed before I found Herself. M. Mere has patiently tolerated my geekery this year to the point that I've finally quit saying that I'm just sociologically curious about the whole fandom thing. *snicker* Yeah, like he was buying that anyway. "There are people who right high-quality pr0n involving characters I care about. I must do more studies! Smut for science!"

Speaking of science, independent research confirms that LJ is indeed a measurably more fun place with you around. :D

*whispers* WriterCon. C'mon, Reb, everybody's doing it! I was a little nervous at the prospect of going, especially since I don't actually write fic in the traditional sense, but it seems as though it's also a place for readers as well. And, like I told Philips, if we've made a huge mistake, well, there's always the Mall of America.

From: [identity profile] jamalov29.livejournal.com


Happy fanniversary to you, darling !
I hope you know what a wonderful person you are , how very much appreciated and cherished you are here.:)
Let’s do a little dance for Louise who decided to nudge you in the right direction!

May you always enjoy being on lj like we enjoy having you , with your marvelous friendship and unique poetic contributions . ((hugs))

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Aw, thank you, sweetheart! You're always so generous. *dances you* I've had such a good time this year, and I'm delighted that you're in my life. I'm looking forward to many more years here.

From: [identity profile] ladyaelfwynn.livejournal.com


Glad you found your way to LJ!

I've greatly enjoyed both the doll!fic and the spaiku! Looking forward to much more!

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Me too! I've had a fabulous time this year, and I'm thrilled that I could amuse. *whispers* I dusted off the Spaiku notebook today. *knocks wood* Gimme a few days to percolate, and I should have some more FFL soon. ;)

From: [identity profile] beloved-77.livejournal.com


Happy Fanniversary! I have thoroughly enjoyed your witty Spaiku and doll!fic :-) It's refreshing to see fandom love expressed in such imaginative mediums.

From: [identity profile] mere-ubu.livejournal.com


Thank you, darlin'! I'm so glad to hear that you're still enjoying the wackiness. :D

*blinks* You really do make excellent icons. *stares some more* I'm just gonna chill here for a minute, okay?

From: [identity profile] beloved-77.livejournal.com


You really do make excellent icons.

Thanks. The man is excellent inspiration ;-)
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