I first met maygra's talents via her "False Comforts" post-Skin Supernatural story, and it's still one of my favorites. Many months and many stories later, I'm still awed by her talents. And more than that, her warmth and generosity touch me-- even when fandom is in an uproar, or RL things are hectic or less than ideal, that graciousness still comes through. I aspire to her emotional maturity, as I cannot aspire to her writing skills!
I hope this is a good year for you, dear lady-- better than the last one, both in opportunity and in ease. And if all goes well, I hope to meet up with you at Wincon in October. :)
I met dragon9maiden through the Prison Break fandom, and she's been rather quiet of late but I hope is still around to read this message. Her comments on stories are wonderfully thoughtful and in-depth, and always a pleasure to read. They make the writing more than worthwhile-- they make the effort with characterization and dynamic and flow meaningful, by their intelligent notice and discussion.
I hope you're having a good birthday as well (perhaps nearly over, in your part of the world!), and that the coming year brings you much joy and happiness. :)