Jan. 20th, 2017

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Day 15

In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist/circle/followers. Share you love and squee as loud as you want to. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so



Wrapping up the Snowflake challenge, which as usual, I enjoyed very much.

My love letter is going out to my flist, to all you reading, because you all are amazing.

Over the years you've supported me through some really tough times, and been at my side for the good. You've sent hugs, and laughed with me, celebrated with me, commented on everything from the serious to totally mundane.

Many of you have been there and watched Corey grow from a small boy going off to junior school to the man he is now, and been there as solid support as I battled with my weight issues, losing, putting back on, losing, putting back on, and finally, seemingly getting a handle on things now.

I've had the pleasure of being a part of your lives, too. I've watched as people's children have grown, as others travelled the world, taken on new jobs, moved house, taken holidays, suffered losses and celebrated things both big and small.

I've squeed with you over fannish things, and while often we don't share fandoms now, I still enjoy seeing that squee. Because a love of anything is a very beautiful thing.

You've taught me loads. I live in a small former mining village. Corey is the first person in both mine and James' family to go to university. I live in the same place as my sister, mam and nanna. My brother and Pauline live in very close by places. And while James did leave home, his home town is still only a 20 minute drive away, my point being, my view of the world used to be so narrow, but now it stretches world wide.

Because of you all I've seen how things works in America, in Australia, Canada, all through Europe, so many other places that it would take ages to list, where lives are so different to mine -- and that's fantastic. I love hearing about your lives, your customs, about day-to-day things and traditions.

So, thank you, flist. For being there always. Thank you to the people who keep posting and sharing their lives. Thank you to the ones that have gone off elsewhere now, know I think about you all at times. Thank you to everyone that's virtually stood at my side, be that through comments on every post, or one, because they all matter. And yes, that means, you. Thank you.

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