I honestly cannot believe this! I'm only, like, two days late with my birthday greetings this time! Holy wow, how cool is that?! I mean, I might actually find myself being on time someday. Woohoo! And...ugh, never mind. *facepalm* Sarcasm used to be more fun when I wasn't trying to make the same joke for the nth time. *le sigh*
But my sorry-ass attempts at humor aside, Happy Belated Birthday, Sotia! I hope you had a wonderful day full of happiness and joy, and that the coming year will bring you more of the same stuff! You truly deserved it! *huggles you senseless*
I can't even put it into words how much your friendship has meant and obviously still means to me. Your kindness, generosity, warm-heartedness, considerateness (jeebus, is that even a word?), inner strength and sense of humor never cease to amaze me. It's so very rare to meet people who truly, genuinely care about other people like you do, or share from their own simply because they can and want to. I admire you tremendously for that as well as for the fact that you're not afraid of speaking your mind. It takes a lot of guts to do that, to not try and please everybody (as if anyone ever could!), to be yourself, to be honest and genuine. Aaaand on top of everything else, you are a brilliant writer and a talented manip artist and, as I've discovered of late, you also have a gift for drawing. You simply blow my mind, you amazing multi-talented you! You're a gem of a person and a beautiful soul, and I consider it an honor to be able to call you a friend! *hugs you tight*
Oh, and I seem to have made a present for you. Or two presents, actually. Sort of. I think. *scratches head* It was like, I was making the Spuffy manip and the original Buffy manip was really big and...well, I kinda made it into its own manip, too. I figured it might make sense, given its good quality and the fact that I had to downsize it quite a bit in order to make it go together with the rather small Spike manip. Maybe you'll have some use for it or something. And if not, that's perfectly alright, too. As for manipping itself, all I can say is that there should be a law against taking too long breaks from it. It's been well over two months since I last manipped, and getting back to it was so awkward it's not even funny. I was like, who am I kidding?! I've no idea what I'm trying to do here! So if these stink, I honestly wouldn't be too surprised. But smelly or not, they were made with love, and that's what counts, right? ;) Hope you like them, sweetie!Click on the thumbnails to see them in full size.
I'd say they're semi-worksafe. As in they're suggestive, but there's really nothing there that you couldn't find staring back at you from the pages of pretty much any magazine out there.