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[personal profile] reginagiraffe asks: what was the best birthday present you ever got? (You can supply your own definition of "best".)

I never wanted to be a hard person to buy for, but apparently I am. One year the kidlet drew me a bookmark with a picture of our cat Alice (who died before the kidlet was born) being typically bossy and persnickety, and I've lost it the way readers always lose bookmarks, but I remember it very fondly.

However, the birthday that gained me the best haul of gifts was 2006, when fandom really outdid itself.





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Date: 12/13/16 02:44 am (UTC)
reginagiraffe: Stick figure of me with long wavy hair and giraffe on shirt. (Default)
From: [personal profile] reginagiraffe
Thanks for the answer, and the links! (Although I was disappointed to see khristaz's LJ has been deleted. I don't suppose you have that fic saved somewhere...) Fanfic makes a greeeaaaat gift!

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Date: 12/13/16 04:01 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Slings & Arrows' Anna offers up "Virtual Timbits" (Anna brings doughnuts)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
That was indeed an awesome demonstration of fandom giving -- and it was a decade ago. How did we get this old?

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