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04 November 2010 @ 06:58 pm
Happy LJversary to meeeee!
So, tomorrow, at sparrowfart o'clock, I am off to Horbling, but today, darkhavens is seven years old. SEVEN YEARS!

It doesn't seem like five minutes, but in 14 days it will be SEVEN YEARS since I read my very first fanfic, which was also my very first slash, which was also my very first Spander. And then another 12 days after that (after I'd stripmined the internet for every bit of Spander I could find), bloodclaim was born. *g*

So much has happened in those seven years. I spent about 2 years being mono-fannish, and then a friend snailmailed me three eps of Stargate Atlantis, because she was so certain I'd love it. And I did. ♥ It took me another year to add the third fandom to my collection - Supernatural - and after that, I just kept finding new ones. New toys to play with, new voices to pick up, new canons to break or put back together... or totally ignore. :D

During those seven years, I've collected an amazing bunch of friends, met over two dozen of them, and somehow amassed a boggling number of readers and lurkers and commenters. *hugs you all*

It's been seven years of creativity, crazy, crack and calm oases; seven years of love, laughter, learning and licentiousness.

Here's to the next seven(ty)!

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saifai on November 4th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I believe you were one of my Spander enablers, and incidentally also the one that got me to try multi-fandom on for size.

*gloms* Thank you!
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hee! You're welcome!

I've lost track of how many people I've enabled (and manhandled) into various fandoms. It's a knack. *g*

shakatany: Snoopy/hurray iconshakatany on November 4th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary!

I'm a bit "older" than you in one way in that I discovered BtVS fanfic in 2001 and set up my nom de courriel a year or so later. OTOH shakatany is just a little over 5 years old. I started out in Spuffy then Spangel before finding out that Spander was my true passion - lucky you bypassing all of that *g*

darkhavens: sx otp blue [me]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
I feel very lucky for bypassing Spuffy particularly. If I had randomly clicked on a Spuffy link instead of a Spander link, I shudder to think what might (and might not!) have happened.

And Angel... Well, I do enjoy Angel, but he just doesn't have the snarkiness that Spike does, and snark seems to be the magic ingredient when it comes to hooking me into new fandoms/pairings.

I do remember getting fb from you before you created your journal. Seems such a long time ago and yet still only yesterday.
dancetomato on November 4th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!!!!! That's awesome!!!! Someday we will meet in person. Yis.

In lieu of my usual icon, please have schmoopy Spander goodness.
darkhavens: sx otp yellow [me]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
Schmoopy Spander goodness is indeed schmoopy, and good. And Spandery. *g*

We will meet one day, we will! ♥
Denita: Birthday cupcakemenomegirl on November 4th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Happy LJversary!
darkhavens: happy pants [me]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *blows out the candle and makes a sekrit wish* :D
twilightofmagictwilightofmagic on November 4th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Big LJ birthday hug, Darkhavens. ::throwing sparkly confetti in the air::
darkhavens: dru [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Sparkly! :D
tabaqui: bouncebyfanbottabaqui on November 4th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Whoooooooooooooooooo!! Congratulations! And damn, wow - you move fast, girl! A month - less - and you had bloodclaim up and running?


Here's to man more!
darkhavens: s smokin' [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
I know! I exhausted google and every archive I could find and knew that people were posting it on lj but I was having to go hither and yon to find it. Basically, Bloodclaim happened cos I am lazy and wanted all the Spander on LJ to come to me automagically. :D

Here's to many more! ♥
You call it a cult, I call it family.....skargasm on November 4th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
And we all thank you most kindly for making that happen - for me, it meant had a whole library waiting for me when I started reading Spander.

Congratulations on your 'versary and I definitely am sending heartfelt wishes for many many more!
darkhavens: puppy pile [me]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Between Bloodclaim and the Spander Files, I think we've got most of the fandom covered, apart from some fic that was deleted before I even discovered it existed. That's why I started saving everything I read and enjoy to my HD, so it can never be lost to me. *g*
The Oracle: yippeeok2nv_theoracle on November 4th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Happy, Eljayversary!!!!!! \o/
darkhavens: wall sex [by me]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *pinches Mr Shanks's cheeks*
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on November 4th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on seven years! I am thrilled that you're here, and so I celebrate like crazy along with you! *boogies*
darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on November 4th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darlin'!

*boogies on down*
eyezrthewindowseyezrthewindows on November 4th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats! *throws confetti*

*looks at my creation date* Holy crap, it'll be 7 yrs since I created this LJ account in January! 10 yrs next yr since I discovered Slash! O.o Boy, does time ever fly.
darkhavens: s english [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Time flies when you (and the boys of your choice) are having fun' *g*

Thankee! :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: sx; yes [me]literati on November 4th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
YAY for seven years! ♥

Here's to many, many more!

Btw, have uber fun times at Horbling! ♥ ♥
darkhavens: sx guilt much? [literati]darkhavens on November 5th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Many, many, many more! YESH!

Thank you, darlin'! ♥ ♥ ♥
coldfiredragoncoldfiredragon on November 5th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
darkhavens: dcu nightwing (profile) [suki_blue]darkhavens on November 5th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D