first, you are the purveyor of Cursed Content in a way I've never encountered before. It's hilarious every single time, even when it makes me physically cringe away from my screen
second, you are so very funny. just watching you react to things is such an absolute delight, especially when your reaction is figuratively (or literally) just a bunch of exclamation points all in a row
third, you're someone whose opinion I trust. doesn't really matter what the topic is (tv, books, politics, purchasing decisions, just life in general), if you have an opinion on it, I will take it seriously
fourth, you're very welcoming, willing to reach out a hand even if it might give you anxiety to do so. I'm so glad I randomly joined a gc with you in it, because you brighten up each day just by being you
first, you are just so much fun to tease (with love, I promise!). whether in person or online, hanging out with you just always puts a smile on my face. (also, I'm so glad we got to hang out in person before I stopped travelling so much for work. why must you live so far away?)
second, it is so much fun to watch/read/whatever any type of media with you, because we somehow have the exact same shipping tendencies and can just keysmash at each other all day. our messaging probably becomes borderline incomprehensible from the outside after 10 years of inside jokes about fandom, but I love it
third, you are one of the most generous people I know. you don't even think twice before offering to help in any way you can, without ever expecting anything in return. sometimes we have to hold you back from giving too much, since it just doesn't occur to you that it might be too much
first, can I just say that I find your blog to be hilarious. I have no idea how you even find half these posts, but they always make me laugh and have since the beginning
second, (just trying to figure out a way to say this that doesn't make me sound like a grandma) it's been so lovely to see you grow and develop into the kind of person you yourself might have needed 10 years ago. you seem so much more at peace these days, and I'm really happy for you
first, we've known each other for a decade at this point and you're still my go to person for any advice I might need in life. both because I know you give amazing advice and because I know that you will always be firmly in my camp, that I can count on you for basically anything (and you can count on me just the same)
second, you're so smart (lol all my friends are so smart, it's ridiculous) and have the best stories because your life has been honestly a little wild lmao.
third, prompt master extraordinaire right here! exchanging headcanons and prompts with you is always such a good time, because you always manage to pull on an unexpected thread that leads to something new. I don't really write much anymore, but when I did, it was always improved by having you look at it.
fourth, you're one of my absolutely favourite people in the world
first, you are so smart and are able to verbalize your thoughts and opinions in ways that are accessible but also make it obvious that you know. your. shit. Even when we disagree, it's very easy to see and understand where you're coming from. (also, ngl it's so fun when you completely shut down people who are being obvious idiots)
first part 2, critical thinking about the media you consume! (this is something I think I personally need to improve on, so I admire it a lot in others) not afraid to go against the popular fandom grain when the popular fandom grain is Wrong.
second, your taste in media! I cannot tell you how many times I've picked up a show/movie/whatever because you talked about it and made the perfect case for it without even trying
third, you really care about people (yes, even those idiot anons who often invade your inbox) in that way that you just throw yourself wholeheartedly into things you love
fourth, I've been super impressed by how your art has developed over time :)
you are easily one of the most creative and talented people I know. full stop. I am in awe of your way with words and how you can take a simple concept and turn it into pure poetry. bantering headcanons and prompts with you is so incredibly fun, I cannot say that enough. I cannot wait to read any original fiction you might let me see
and beyond your creative talents, you're also just so very kind and thoughtful and determined to leave every bit of the world better than you found it. it's honestly an honour to be your friend
first thing that comes to mind is: music taste. I can always rely on you to introduce me to a new artist or album or song that I never would have stumbled upon on my own, and my life would have been poorer for it.
second is that you love your wife a whole lot and it's adorable.
third is that you think about the media you consume. not that you don't also enjoy the Dumb Shit for various reasons, but you don't go stumbling blindly without trying to understand both yourself and what you're interacting with. I always enjoy reading your thoughts on things, even on subjects or fandoms that I would otherwise have zero interest interacting with.
fourth is that you make me laugh a lot. that's it. I just think you're very funny :)