Blessed are the readers, for theirs is the archive.
Blessed are the betas: for they help us write the stories we see in our hearts. Blessed are they that kudo, for they reassure us that someone likes what we’ve done. Blessed are the rebloggers and reccers, for they help the readers find our work. Blessed are they which leave comments on a WIP that say something other than “write more please”: for they comfort us when we feel taken for granted. Blessed are the commenters; for their words bring us joy. Blessed are the loyal fans, for they keep the fandom alive. Blessed are the fan artists, for they bring our worlds to life before our eyes. Blessed are they which read an entire long fic and comment each chapter, for the string of comment notifications fills the writer’s heart with delight. Blessed are ye, who rec our fics in public and tag us, for seeing that we made somebody squee is the light in our days. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in fandom.
So the leader of the Scotsman’s Daughters is named Flora. Therefore, the Bagpier’s name must be Daisy! I can see the Scotsman and his wife naming all of their children after flowers since they are such “Perfect, wee lassies. So fragile and precious.”
i was just reminded of the series of 'Flat Stanley'
((Oh man I remember that book, I read it in the third grade and the entire class was given a black and white printout of the main character we had to color and mail to a relative. Then the relative had to like, take pictures of the cutout going on adventures n shit? It was a weird assignment. It’s been 11 years and I’m sure I still have the damn cutout around here somewhere.
While we’re talking about Stanley’s from other medias: Stanley Yelnats from Holes? That book was my jam in the third grade.))