I’d like to take a moment to make a shout-out to one of my best friends in the world, the fantastic gif maker Tony for introducing me to tumblr.
I want to say thank you to everyone in our little D’s community that made this year special, some of whom I’ve met, some of whom I hope to. These people include:
Laurel, I swear over the summer I am going to hunt you down and we are going to hang out. How can we live in the same state (sometimes) and not hang?
Molly and Julia, two of my favorite girls! I loved meeting you, and I cannot wait for the Wildwood Book Tour part deux. Getting to meet you two and just sharing in the pure joy and happiness of the Book Tour was one of the highlights of my year and I can’t imagine what my year would have been like without it, thank you so much.
Beck, the girl that went from being a source on almost everything I reblogged to being the funniest girl on Apples to Apples. Your sheer confidence and gorgeousness is just the best.
Jersey Rachel, your hand-made Christmas card holds a special place not only in my heart, but also on my wall. Keep being the head-girl on our little D’s campus.
Sarah, the girl who is our now distant friend, who once drunkenly had a conversation with me about how fantastic band, the D’s, and Cabin Pressure are. I can only imagine what a great time she’s having now.
California Rachel, Gurl, gurl, I am still angry that a) Tumblr ate the fanfic I wrote about you and b) that I’ve been too lazy to type it back up. You were the first D’s girl I hugged in person, and meeting you was so amazing and wonderful in every way, shape, and form. If only fate had brought us together that little bit sooner.
Amy! So many thank you and love for being the first non-irl person I followed on Tumblr. Also, thank you for tagging things properly so that I could find your wonderful blog and subsequently this wonderful group of friends. And, thank you for explaining the geography of Bunkerhill to me over chat on Apples to Apples.
I’d specifically like to thank two people from this wonderful group:
Howie; one of the best friends anyone could ever ask for, the person who I can talk to about anything, just a wonderful person that is going to achieve so much in life. Thank you so much for just being one of the greatest people ever. (Special call-out to Jersey Rachel for introducing everyone to everyone else in this situation.)
Lorna; the first person on tumblr that I came out of my shell to and someone I would count as my friend through and through. Also, the girl you can all blame for introducing me to Sherlock. Thanks for being my twitter buddy while I TA-ed during the fall!
Which leads us into Sherlock!
I have spoken to so, so many this year and I’m afraid that if I had to name all of you I’d forget someone. But I think that one that I should thank most of all is Jayme.
Jayme, Jayme, Jayme, you are such a fantastic friend! Thank you for our positive talks, the wonderful birthday post that you wrote (and that I still look at!), and every single joke we’ve shared this year. You remind me of everything that is good and amazing about our fandom and our friendship. May we carry this into the next year!