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Amy R. ([personal profile] brightknightie) wrote2014-08-09 06:59 am

August is still Susan's Birthday Month

I woke up this morning and turned on my computer to make the "Today's the day! FKFicFest stories due at 11:59 PM!" post, and... LJ had emailed me a reminder that Susan G.'s birthday is August 11, which happens to be the first day of releasing FKFicFest stories this year. I hadn't been thinking of that.

You remember and sometimes miss Susan G. (FK fic still here!) too, of course. You're an FK fan, after all. And you remember how August used to be "Susan's Birthday Month" on FKFic-L, inviting a special flood of stories to show appreciation ... for her! but also, in a way, for each other and our sharing of FK. (She didn't specify Raven stories for her birthday; she just asked for fiction, lots and lots of fiction.)

I know that I could defriend my deceased friends' accounts and duck these annual nudges. But unless it becomes a security risk, I doubt I ever will. I still write Abby's birthday on my physical wall calendar every year, just like my mom's and grandma's. You don't cease existing when you die.

But don't any of you go anywhere for quite a while, yeah?