Buffy knows that Tara gives the BEST presents. TRUTH.
** eveolina should get a hundred million points just for having an Anya icon as her default image, but there's also her intelligent, gentle, incisive contributions and observations in this fandom.
** baphrosia earns big-time kudos because she's a Spike fan who is clear-sighted about Spike's character in-canon and takes genuine care to get Buffy right, doesn't suffer fools at all, and isn't afraid to tell it like it is. And because "If the Plane's a-Rockin' " is practically a master class in how to write an "NC-17" fic that I'll actually enjoy reading - sexy and funny as hell.
1) I'm going to start trying to say "happy birthmonth" to my friends on my LJ - because I really suck at sending the same old boring message privately to everyone. Pretend to be shocked.Then again, I used to write "have a great summer" even in the yearbooks of people I genuinely liked. I don't know how to "say something funny" on the spot, either.
2) Yes, "birth MONTH". Think of all the problems it solves - reduces the pressure and embarrassment of "belatedness" (unless I miss the month altogether, which is super-embarrassing), and offers more
excuses opportunities to celebrate. We could totally make it a thing. Work on it, people!