my_thestral: (dragon)
Seriously, this fandom... it's just going to make me all bawl-y and sentimental, you know! *sniffs something silly*

So, the thing is, I'm not quite 45 yeat, but I'm going in that direction with the speed of light and it should happen in about another blink or two. But but but, the forever lovely [ profile] capitu - who just happens to be the most considerate angel any fandom's ever had (capitu for fandom president! 100% in favour? Good, good!) - made me this absolutely lovely early birthday present, because she would be travelling on the "B"-day and won't be able to be around.

It's a banner for the first story of mine she ever read, called The Butterfly Effect and it's the a silly Ron/Draco story that brought us together as friends and shall be as such forever cherished by the awe-struck yours truly. Just look at this masterpiece:


Isn't this brilliant?! How is this not the loveliest thing ever?! :)))) *sighs happily, flailing around the room like a chopper* I love the dark skies as a contrast to two wonderful creatures of the night, chasing each other towards the moon... *swoons* It's so romantic and lovely I just want to go and live in that picture! :)

Darling [ profile] capitu - words fail me, but thank you, so, so much for just being around (even if it's a couple of days early, who cares, beats being late by all means!) and choosing me as your friend! Clicking that "add a friend" button might have just been the best fandom thing that happened to me. :) *hugs you tight and refuses to let go*
my_thestral: (dragon)
Oh, I totally have the best friends ever, at least in fandom I do!! Sometimes I feel like I just sit on my ass day in-day out, complaining and lamenting, and those wonderful people that I got to know not so long ago, just all rush in to help me with my "down in the mud again" mood. And the shitty day I had the other time (8 hours sitting on those bar chairs, don't remind me!)  was totally a proof of that. Everyone was super nice, trying (successfuly) to lift my spirits up - but the very special and very best uplifting tool came from the one and only [ profile] philharmony who came up with a wonderful, scorching hot Ron/Draco story for yours truly (uhm, that would be me... me, me, me, it's a story for me, in case I wasn't clear enough!!).
It's - very appropriately - called Shitty Days and Perfect Nights (or if you prefer to link to it from the author's journal, it's here ) and it begins with Draco, clearly stuck in the middle of a dead-boring formal dinner, innerly despairing over the absence of his lover, sulkily attempting to ruin everyone's evening, because the Malfoys are just "mature" that way - not! :D He is very much in character, and his grumpiness is kind of sweet - but only up until his lover actually arrives - and then his frustration tranforms into a scorching hot "need you right now and fuck all" sex-and-more encounter, that just makes me want to read it over and over again. That Ron in there is to die for - just look at this:

"Pure sapphire blue gazed at me adoringly, more brilliant than any gem my money could buy. Fiery red hair framed his face, warmer than any fire I could conjure. Bronzed freckles spattered across his cheeks and nose, even his lips, more enthralling than any constellation could ever be."

Or this:

"I breathed in deep and let my happiness wash over me while I inhaled the scent of the outdoors, sweat and battle magic, a bit of fire, a bit of ash, and a whole lot of Ron ."

Now, how's that not perfect, you tell me?! :D Go on, read it, read it - and if you love it at least the fraction of the way that I did, please spare a few seconds for a kudos - or even a comment! - to the talented author.
Thestral with friends receiving all the praise they deserve is a happy Thestral! :D
[ profile] philharmony, darling - I wish I was any better with expressing gratitude - thank you so much for this brilliant, inspiring present. I hope it makes a lot of people squee with joy, just the way it did me! :)
my_thestral: (HLV2)
Happy day! :D In the light of the on-going [ profile] hp_nextgen_fest the wonderful [ profile] capitu made me a brand new and shiny Hugo-themed banner/icon! She knows what a happy squealy Hugo fan I am - seriously, we're talking throwing bras and fainting here, LOL! - and this beauty made me squeal happily at my work (screw them, yeah, if they don't aopreciate a squealy employee with some spirit, they can get another half-dead mental patient to do their paper-pushing!):


Isn't it gorgeous?! I'm not even going to use the cut, my journal, my rules, it's too pretty to be hidden! I love the hearty at the edge, it looks like little butterfly - or perhaps Veela! - wings, doesn't it?!

This Patient Zero of the HLV (=Hugo-love virus) is happily on its way to world domination and please be so kind not to fight the infection, should you be so lucky to contract it! :D
*yeah, I know, I know, but some things are worth being silly for, LOL!*

Update: And I got an icon as well! *starts polka dancing* :) Thank you, [ profile] capitu, I've got more presents than Dudley now - well, at least it feels like it! :D