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I finally found a few minutes to run down to the post box this afternoon. Having unproductively waited half an hour for ProfBoss to return from his lunch, I figured, "What's a few more minutes?" [Much like Hermione does,] I discovered flyers, adverts, bills, some lovely holiday cards from [livejournal.com profile] candamira and [livejournal.com profile] goddess47:

and a mysterious parcel:
"Read me first" eh? Alright.

Properly Slytherin, of course:

Ahah! It's the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] mywitch up to tricks! (No, lovey, I don't think you're stalker-y. On the contrary, I'm overwhelmed by your generosity and thoughtfulness. It's a privilege to count myself among your friends.)



Now, what are all these teeny, tiny envelopes, and how many house-elves were cajoled into this exercise in amazing-ness? ([livejournal.com profile] mywitch did all of these by hand -- is that not the most crazy-awesome level of astounding you can imagine?)

Why, they're love-letters, from all of you! I've not had time to open every one of them, but I have every suspicion that these envelopes contain every nice thing anyone's said about my work. I'm overwhelmed, honestly, to see them all physically represented. I'm going to pack this in one of the 'Zigadenus' boxes: the stuff I'm keeping close to hand, so that I can continue to create wordy things for you guys! ~hugs to all~


ETA: OMG!!!! *Flails, dies* THERE ARE LITTLE SNAPEY NOTES!!!!!!!! (With Slytherin seals, because of course.) *flails some more*


And Hermione too!

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Date: 2017-01-13 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beffeysue.livejournal.com
What an aboslutely, freaking wonderful idea! I'm so glad [livejournal.com profile] mywitch had the idea and followed up on it in such a brilliant way! It's a "gift of love," and I Love It!!!

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Date: 2017-01-13 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
I am having so much fun opening all these itty bitty envelopes!!!! (I'm getting nothing else done, but who cares?!?!?!?) Found a few of your comments already, too. Can't stop grinning at all of this :D :D :D :D

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Date: 2017-01-13 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helenarickman.livejournal.com
Best gift ever! And well deserved!

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Date: 2017-01-13 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
:D I am now officially spoiled -- not only do I have amazing, kind, intelligent people reading my work, but generous ones as well!

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Date: 2017-01-13 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] candamira.livejournal.com

Wow, that's so cute and thoughtful! Mywitch is an utterly creative and caring friend, I wish those weren't so rare! And you deserve all the love, I'm impressed by her idea to give it to you in that physical, touchable way. Enjoy the notes and hopefully there are enough to get you through packing. โ™กโ™กโ™ก

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Date: 2017-01-14 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
hopefully there are enough to get you through packing.

I was going to open one bitty envelope for every box I packed. But I cheated, because it was just too much fun. It's a really beautiful idea, physically representing everyone's lovely comments. She high-graded through them, and there are 115 delicious notes from truly excellent readers.

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Date: 2017-01-14 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eoforyth.livejournal.com
Oh, how wonderful! I wouldn't be doing anything except reading, and squeeing, and nudging B as I read them out to him (except it wouldn't take me too long to get through mine :p)

Enjoy your love, you deserve it all :)

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Date: 2017-01-14 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
I have pretty much been reading and squeeing. And of course, I had to open all of them very, very carefully. I'm going to keep this bowl of 'letters' on my desk at home, to inspire/remind me of joy.

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Date: 2017-01-14 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eoforyth.livejournal.com
Sounds like a good idea. Something to dip into at random when you need it - and probably better for you than chocolates!

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Date: 2017-01-14 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snapebraille4tu.livejournal.com
What an incredibly thoughtful, kind, creative thing to do- she's the absolute BEST, isn't she?!?! Those are treasures you will cherish forever. If you ever doubted that you have people who care for you, there's your daily reminders that you are surrounded by love!! I haven't been able to check in this week, but I have been thinking of you and your mom and wondering how you were. โค๏ธ

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Date: 2017-01-14 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
there's your daily reminders

Absolutely! I will keep them close to hand, and browse them with significant pleasure over the next several months. Somehow, seeing everyone's words on paper, in beautiful little envelopes, is just so thrilling in the way that a comment field doesn't replicate. (Not that I mind digital comments -- au contraire! But these versions of everyone's words are pretty, indeed!)

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Date: 2017-01-14 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snapebraille4tu.livejournal.com
YES!!!! It's the thing with words again...and another reason why I love still writing and receiving notes and letters. There is just SOMETHING about HOLDING letters strung together for your eyes only that just....gods...it's just the best!!! (I keep coming back to this idea- so marvelously done-WORDS GLORIOUS WORDS and those tiny, magical envelopes, and the drawings! โค๏ธ)

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Date: 2017-01-14 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
Every one of these little envelopes is so adorable. Of course I carefully prised them open with a thin pen knife. :D

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Date: 2017-01-14 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lenaa1987.livejournal.com

That is THE BEST package!!! I'm in love with all of it!! So so so gorgeous!!

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Date: 2017-01-14 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
I have met so many truly lovely people in this space -- it's a real privilege! There are comments from all the regulars, done up in the loveliest envelopes. It's beautiful, really gorgeous.

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Date: 2017-01-14 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mywitch.livejournal.com

Hooray! I'm glad it arrived without breaking the fishbowl lol! It was my pleasure and it made you smile and that's all I wanted. I also learned that it's super fun to make tiny envelopes!

I'm so glad you counted them because I could never get the same number twice. I'd be like okay I need 8 more envelopes and then I'd be like oh wait now I need 5 more quotes and on and on and on. Math is MOT my strong suit. (Is counting math? Gah. Who knows)

Love you ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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Date: 2017-01-14 10:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mywitch.livejournal.com

Or spelling, obviously. *NOT* my strong suit. Jeez.

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Date: 2017-01-14 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
*dyslexic Ziggy nods in agreement*

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Date: 2017-01-14 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
Is counting math?

I'd say so. I tallied up by 5's, so that's multiplication, right?

Seriously, this was an incredibly kind gesture; I appreciate so much that you went to all this trouble on my behalf. ~hugs~

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Date: 2017-01-19 07:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mywitch.livejournal.com
It was absolutely my pleasure. I'm so glad they've brightened your day a bit. โŒโญ•๏ธโŒโญ•๏ธ

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Date: 2017-01-14 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
:) Right?!?!? Also, it's telling that lots of the bigger envelopes are your comments. *grins*

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Date: 2017-01-14 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] traverse.livejournal.com
*blush* I do like to ramble a bit too much... :)

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Date: 2017-01-14 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
Not complaining in the least!
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