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16 March 2012 @ 12:41 am
This is a meme-shaped post.  


LET'S DO ALEX'S INSPIRED-BY-MARTA MEME THING WITH THE PURPLE LETTERING.

 The HOW THE FUCK DID WE BECOME FRIENDS? meme.

Basically what you do is comment and regale me with a tale (...) of how you found me, and vice-versa. NOSTALGIA WILL ENSUE. Also, the love that dare not speak its name, because I secretly ship us etc.

[Fine, you guys, watch the newest TVD -AND COMMUNITY OMFG- while I sit here in a different timezone all by my lonesome. see if I care /pity party of one]

 
 
 
upupa_epops: [tvd] Damon/Elena mirrorupupa_epops on March 15th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
MY TIME ZONE FEELS THE PAIN OF YOUR TIME ZONE!

Hey, didn't we officially meet during a D/E friending meme, of all places? I mean, I've seen you before, but I needed a pretext to friend you ;). We were talking about school, and I was sure that I accidentally said sth offensive!
youcallitwinter: tonight i think i'll walk aloneyoucallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)


OUR TIMEZONES WALK ALONE LIKE THE STARS AT NIGHT; together yet so far apart. (No, seriously, the walking mouse is an allegory.)

We met during a friending meme? BUT I ALWAYS BELIEVED WE JUST...DROPPED INTO EACH OTHERS' FLISTS BECAUSE IT WAS WRITTEN /Slumdog Millionare.

That is my headcanon and no one takes it plz.

(Also, haha, don't be ridic, you didn't say anything offensive at all; I think it was just a general discussion on how school insists on hogging the time like we don't have internet lives or something :D)



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ever_neutral: btvs; b/s ~ when you're aloneever_neutral on March 15th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
Also, the love that dare not speak it's name, because I secretly ship us etc.

I appreciate this edit.

So yeah, what happened was I found your fic through various TVD comms (no wait, first I read some of your stuff over at one of softly_me's TVD ficathons) and then I vomited and died because nobody in this fandom writes Damon/Elena correctly. And then after stalking your fic for a while I came and made myself known on your sticky post.

And then I cried and my tears were blood.

Also CREYS @ DIFFERENT TIMEZONES.
youcallitwinter: the girl in the mirroryoucallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)


(What probably happened was that I stalked you tbh. If I didn't, I was obviously a TVD fandom n00b).

Also, you are good at this thing, I have the memory of a sieve. D: And we like each other because we both write Damon/Elena like 'HAHA, YOU ACTUALLY THINK THIS IS HAPPENING, OKAY THEN. LET THEM REACH PUBERTY AT LEAST BEFORE YOU SHOVE THEIR MOUTHS TOGETHER'. Also, I think half my flist after you is because of you.



Because I couldn't find the life ruiner gif D:
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Shaitanah: blueistne_pieklo on March 15th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
I think I read some of your fics and thought they were the best TVD fics I've ever read, so I wanted to add you. <3
youcallitwinter: you're extraordinaryyoucallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)


Oh, how you do flatter me <3 BUT I'M GLAD MY FIC WAS GOOD FOR SOMETHING (because it definitely ain't for the plot) BECAUSE WE MAY NEVER HAVE MET, PERISH THE THOUGHT D:
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Amyshineyma on March 15th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Well, I found you because after 3x04, tumblr was flooded with Caroline hate, so I fled here to lj in search of sanity and love. You made a post in defense of her, which I was linked to and loved and commented on. Then I friended you and you friended back, which automatically makes us buddies, then you aided and abetted my crack!fic bunnies, and I think we really bonded over that. *serious nod*

In conclusion, our friendship was forged in the fires of Candice Accola's gorgeous smile.
youcallitwinter: mad girl's love songyoucallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
We shall obviously be friends forever then because anything that has that strong a foundation is bound to last the onslaught of time. HEY MAYBE WE CAN WRITE EPIC POEMS ABOUT EACH OTHER AND IMMORTALIZE CRACK!FICS AND CANDICE ACCOLA'S FACE. But outselves, mostly ourselves, the friendship of epicness, etc.

But also, can you imagine a relationship based on this ever souring:



YEAH, I CAN'T EITHER.

(Ohh, and yeah man, I totally remember the 3x04 fiasco, that was some serious bs and I was pretty much DD: all the time and then went ahead with righteous fire and wrote a totally biased defence post, heh).

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Pied: [tvd] get in the carwheatear on March 15th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
...I have a feeling that you friended me? Maybe? Was it FMM last year?

idk

/strokes your timezone
youcallitwinter: repeated image of the lovers destroyedyoucallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Definitely not FMM, I only heard about it for the first time two weeks ago, hee :D

BUT I LOOKED AND FOUND IT.

It was *drumroll*

http://damon-elena.livejournal.com/901525.html

We met at a Damon/Elena friending meme. What even. Hahaha. But also, what I remember most clearly is the Caroline/Damon 'HOW IS RAPE EVEN A DISCUSSION' discussion that I was carrying out sometimes and we were new friends and I totally salivated over your points and thought I should frame them somewhere. Alex was there too, and I remember and I couldn't figure out if you guys were friends or not because you were also talking in comments but sort of formally. Heh.
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youcallitwinter: and I'm here to get it back from youyoucallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)


Haha, TVD is pretty much how I met 80% of my flist, I think, SERIOUSLY WHAT ARE MY LIFE CHOICES.

BUT WE HAVE GOOD DISCUSSIONS;



ARE THEY NOT THE CUTEST THINGS THO <3 /that was totally a valid discussion.

(Oh hee, you still have that icon, the gif you sent was so adorable *jumps with you*)
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youcallitwinter: someday this'll be a story.youcallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)


...I have no idea what that relates to. BUT I DO APPRECIATE THE AMBIGUITY; KEEPS YOU GUESSING, KEEPS THE RELATIONSHIP STRONG, ETC. Was it recaps? Or was it icons? Hmmmm...we shall forever be in love with each other because we do not know this. KEEP THE MYSTERY ;)

...yeah, it's three in the morning here, how'd you guess?

I am legit invested in this show (again I ask, what is my life even D:) and I'm glad you feel like I read into things because I'm mostly just faffing around tbh :D AND ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE ARE A PREREQUISITE TO KEEPING MY ATTENTION ON SCREEN. /shallow kiddie pool.

Also, Caroline love. LIKE I SAID, FRIENDS FOREVER (oh wait, I just wrote that and realized that was your last phrase as well. DUDE, THAT IS ACTUALLY LIKE VALIDATION OF THE SENTIMENT :O)

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sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: TVD: No actingbadboy_fangirl on March 15th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
This is embarrassing....because I don't know??? I mean, it had to have been at some TVD comm or someone's journal, right? But I can't remember. It's like you've always been there. That's it, my memory has just defaulted to you always being in my life, because YOU COMPLETE ME?

That must be it.
youcallitwinter: tonight i think i'll walk aloneyoucallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
...you know what, Candy? I DO. And actually you might be one of the only people whom I DO remember how I'm friends with, because you're speeeeshul and all. :D

It was my first animated icon post and I made like tons, except I wasn't aware that LJ had the 40kb size restrictions, so they were all basically redundant! You initially commented and said you were taking some and then let me know they weren't working for some reason (which is when I looked up the size thing) and then I edited the post and called you over again to re-take and we got talking about TVD and friended each other on that very same post and wrote lots of fic for each other and basically indulged in lots of PDA.

IN CONCLUSION,

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Alexia Lisa Drake: Vampire Diaries - Manipalexia_drake on March 15th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
I got to know you because of your awesome TVD icons post, your Damon/Caroline fics, and your awesome TVD recap :D
youcallitwinter: someday this'll be a story.youcallitwinter on March 15th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO KNOW SOMEONE OF COURSE <3 Also, yay for Damon/Caroline shippiness. I shipped them so hard at one point (still do, but not in the crippling way I did before, heh) and I was all 'seriously, I must be the only one in the world'. And I was so glad to know I wasn't :D
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Ishi-chan: rebekolineishi_chan on March 15th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
hm, I can't for the love of god remember how I stumbled across your lj. I found most of my TVD-loving friends through the rarepair comm and it's weekend fic memes though, so it's probably that?

Different timezone too, but I'm so knackered at the moment that I might just go to bed now and get up really early (like 4 or 5 am to watch TVD as soon as they upload it).
youcallitwinter: we pass just close enough to touchyoucallitwinter on March 16th, 2012 09:54 am (UTC)
You know, you totally might be right! I mean, I haven't participated in any of the fic memes on tvd_rareships, but I just checked and the very first comment I have from you is on a Damon/Caroline fic (which I may have posted there as well!)

WE BONDED THROUGH THE SHEER AWESOMENESS OF DAMON/CAROLINE BASICALLY.



I still haven't seen the episode D: It's taking ages to dl-d. HERE IS AN IAN/CANDICE GIF IN THE MEANTIME

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dante_kentdante_kent on March 15th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Allow me to be gross all over your post. Prepare yourself.

We became friends because I was a lost little girl obsessed with TVD to the point of not being able to deal with all this love by myself, but I was utterly ignorant as to how to participate in fandom. I had not been an active part of fandom since age 11. So I'm trolling fanfiction.net because it was the only think I knew how to do (imagine the sadness), and I found your fics. I was immediately enamoured with them and shocked by the higher level of quality. So I clicked your homepage link and found myself on LJ. Wonder ensued.

After I stalked you for a few weeks, I realized that I actually had a livejournal account that had been forgotten and dormant for 8 years. I revamped it (LOL, vamp pun) and promptly came over here to flail all over everything you posted. At first I thought this obsession was a phase, so I just randomly commented and tried not to seem too enthusiastic. Obviously, that failed. Eventually, I just caved and asked if I could friend you, because I was in way too deep to ever get out.

Basically, you were my fandom mentor. You encouraged me to start writing fic again. You inspired me to make icons. THIS WHOLE COMMENT IS WAY TOO EMOTIONAL AND I CAN'T COPE WHERE'S MY SWITCH.

THAT. Is how we became friends. /disgusting love fest
youcallitwinter: and I'm here to get it back from youyoucallitwinter on March 16th, 2012 10:18 am (UTC)


No seriously tho, WHO ARE YOU, HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THIS. D:

SHUT UP, I CANNOT WITH YOU OR THIS COMMENT OR MY LIFE OR ANYTHING.

I did not know we met through the bottomless pit of angst and horrificness that is fanfiction.net. The site has a whole new significance for me now.

Basically, you were my fandom mentor. You encouraged me to start writing fic again. You inspired me to make icons. THIS WHOLE COMMENT IS WAY TOO EMOTIONAL AND I CAN'T COPE WHERE'S MY SWITCH.



SHUT UP. SHUT UP.

Also, you're wrong. That may have been how we met, but that is not how we became friends. We became friends because:

I think Damon compelling Elena is partly self-preservation, but I think it's also him choosing his brother over Elena. Stefan had just apologized for forcing him to turn in 1864, and Damon makes the choice to place his brother over any chance he has with this girl, so he tells her he loves her once, and then erases it from her mind and effectively his own. And Damon has always loved Stefan more, at least in the current timeline, because no one ever loves Damon the way he loves them (god, my heart), but Stefan needs his brother so much more than he ever admits.

because you are basically the most amazing person in the universe and had the kind of way with words that made me want to reach out into the screen and steal and copyright etc. I'm pretty sure I stalked your journal after that comment, except you hadn't posted anything, so I had to hope you would say something further and we could talk. I'm not good with the whole LJ-friending deal, I rarely, if ever friend anyone of my own accord. It's like one of those irrational things like I won't buy a touchscreen because if the screen freezes, I won't be able to anything on the phone (unlike, say, if a button failed). I'm like "okay, BUT WHAT IF THEY DON'T WANT TO BE FRIENDS, BUT HAVE TO BE FOR THE SAKE OF POLITENESS". So I sit in a dark corner and angst and end up saying nothing. But, with you, I'd have totally tried to overcome my mental block and added you because right now, I can't imagine not having you around D: /gross love fest of doom.

basically,

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youcallitwinter: welcome to the hotel californiayoucallitwinter on March 16th, 2012 10:33 am (UTC)

draioprincess:The way she looks at him.

LIKE I COULD EVER FORGET HOW I MET YOU. It was through Different For Girls. I still get starry-eyed when I think of that fic. I'd just read it or was reading it, and had to come over and flail over it in the review section because I just couldn't help myself. And you replied. I had never realized that people did things like that, or more accurately, I didn't think anyone who was that insanely good at writing would ever so much as bother replying. And I'm pretty sure I was beside myself with excitement, because I hero-worshipped you and here we were talking about fic and things.

(You are much too nice a person to also be that good a writer. Like, karmically speaking, I think something went wrong. Everyone should only be allowed one superpower).

You are still my favorite fic author and LWD is still that fandom that spoiled me for all other fandoms, because I didn't realize the extremely high caliber fic that those two brats inspired was the exception and not the norm.

draioprincess:Normal siblings do not fight like this.

draioprincess:Oh, hai, Derek’s crotch! I am just going to use you to push off of.Oh my god, I can’t see! Let me cling to Casey’s bare back!

I always start missing them insanely much when someone mentions it; they were so perfect D: (in fact ninja-butterfliie recently wrote Vampire Diaries fic and then we flailed over each other and LWD associations. That fandom D:)

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eenaangel: Friends!eenaangel on March 15th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Didn't we meet during one of the comment ficathons, and had a mutual love-love thing going on over various fics? I think you wrote me a lovely Damon/Caroline ficlet in response to a prompt-AND IT HAS BEEN ALL FLOWERS, HEARTS, AND SUNSHINE SINCE!
youcallitwinter: tonight i think i'll walk aloneyoucallitwinter on March 16th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
ACTUALLY WE DIDN'T. Like, that's how we met, sure, but that's not how I know you. This is one of those things that are totally embarrassing to admit, but the only reason I filled your prompt was because I'd stalked your Damon/Caroline fic on ff.net (I was going through a strong phase) and I was hopelessly in love and therefore wanted to write something specifically for you, regardless of the prompt.

BUT IT HAS BEEN FLOWERS AND HEARTS AND SUNSHINE SINCE <3
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where a dazzling tailwind blows: tvd · did you just hit me?indigosquare on March 15th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
TIME ZONES ARE BITCHES. Just saying.

Anyway, once upon a time, a lost little indisquare discovered an amazing place that had Annie/Jeff and Damon/Elena and Damon/Caroline goodness.

AND THEN WE BECAME FRIENDS ♥
youcallitwinter: you're extraordinaryyoucallitwinter on March 16th, 2012 10:52 am (UTC)
YOU ARE ACCURATE.

Also, Damon/Elena, Jeff/Annie, Damon/Caroline; HOW ARE THESE NOT THE BEST REASON IN THE WORLD TO BE FRIENDS.

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Me: tvd ot3 (heroes)softly_me on March 15th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
Okay. I will tell you, but it is sorta embarrassing.

So, I've sort of thought you were brilliant way before we were friends because I stumbled upon your fic and was like WHAT IS THIS MAGNIFICENCE?

And then you participated in one of my comment ficathons and I freaked out. And then you commented in this Stefan friending meme I was hosting and I wanted to ask to be your friend, but I was too scared because I AM NOT WORTHY. And then you wrote 'and the world spins madly on' and I still do not understand how that is a real story. Like, seriously, HOW did you write it? And then you commented on one of my Stefan fics and I almost died because you were acting like I was the brilliant one. Ugh, and then, finally, I decided that I was being ridiculous and should ask to be friends and so here I am.
youcallitwinter: youcallitwinter on March 16th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
So, I've sort of thought you were brilliant way before we were friends because I stumbled upon your fic and was like WHAT IS THIS MAGNIFICENCE?



What, shut up. None of this is true D: I wouldn't even have dreamed of asking you to friend me (even though I knew about you because you are the fandom goddess and grant us things like comment ficathons of sunshine and glory) because seriously, what did I have to offer? You write meta that should be officially sponsored by the show, you write fic that should be canon for the betterment of the world, you've deconstructed that one inscrutable character in the text and made everyone realize that the only reason someone wouldn't like Stefan Salvatore was because they didn't understand anything about him. (Damon, Damon's easy. Stefan is the one who requires careful viewing.) HOW AM I THE BRILLIANT ONE IN ALL THIS?

However I take this as license to flail all over your posts now, because I have been restrained and polite and trying not to fangirl excessively.



I'm so glad you asked, I'd never have summoned up enough courage to D:.