Sorry to come so late to the party! I am empty-handed of everything but praise for you. You are a never-ending fountain of joy and delight for all things SGA. Your blessed Farm drew me into SGA fandom, and my life has never been the same.
Thank you for being one of the steadfast pillars in this crazy community. No matter the recent developments, I look forward to reading your offerings for a long time to come.
Cate! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I love your work so much. I'm one of your biggest fans (but not in the creepy, Kathy Bates way).
I'm so embarrassed to be late; I couldn't figure out how to post, and finally realized that you had to JOIN this comm in order to post to it! *fails at LJ*
Happy Birthday Cate! Though we've never met I'm so glad to have had the chance to read your stories! They've inspired and comforted me so basically there's a small sea of goodwill in my heart with your name on it! Seriously though, if there was some bizarre meta-feedback universe then Rodney McKay and John Sheppard would have action-figures of YOU on their desks, just because you treat them so well ^___^
Sorry I am a little late! Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a lovely day, and I adore you. I don't have any presents for you right now, but maybe I will come up with something soon. ♥
I just had to drop in and say Happy Birthday. It's lovely how we're all getting gifts.
You write so beautifully that it hurts. 'Sokay, though. You always make it turn out right in the end.
There's really not much I can say that hasn't already been said, Cates. You're a brilliant writer, funny, and completely wonderful. You've always got awesome guhhh pictures for your friends. All of your fics are absolutely amazing. I can't read any of the Iowa stories without laughing, or having those achey chest pains, or wishing I had someone like John, Rodney, or Finn in my life. The way you write is the most wondeful combination of hilarious, heartbreakingly sweet, soulshattering, and uterus-explodyness.
I don't know how many times I've reread Iowa just to go through that rollercoster of emotions that only you can produce with your words, but everytime I do, I end up with sore cheeks from smiling so big at stupid, loving, funny, messy boys.
I know I'm quite a bit late to the party, but I blame that on my late working hours. I don't have anything else to offer you, other than this giant heartfelt thanks for being such a wonderful writer, yummy picture finder, and friend.
Happy birthday, Cate, and I hope it was a wonderful day for you!
I hope your day was fantastic - of the many joys you bring to fandom, it's your unabashed squee that I enjoy the most. You taught me a really important lesson: never harsh on someone else's squee. Thank you for that and for all your lovely fic - you rock!