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As you may or may not know, Katharine, one of our spectacular NMG members - and a great Sister to Sister mentor into the bargain - recently turned 17 years old. So I just wanted to congratulate her, and invite you all to join me in wishing her many happy returns!

Katharine, I realize I did already PM a mini essay to you, so I won't go into it all again, but you truly are an incredible friend, and definitely a core member of NMG. Your advice is always so thoughtful and supportive not to mention actually helpful, your OCs are amazingly developed, your art is beyond words. Compassion, creativity, calmness, caring... you've got it all, and that's only the Cs. :)

I think I can speak for all of NMG in that you're a role model/mentor-like figure to a lot of us (especially now you're officially an S2S mentor, but even before that), a friend to a lot of us, and a combination of both for a lot of us (such as myself). With your uplifting positivity, patience, respect, and understanding, your humor in tough or fun situations and spontaneity in both, and that indefinable Author of Dragons flavor you seem to bring to everything, you're such a vital part of the community on here, and I know I'm not the only one whose day brightens up whenever I see your posts.

Thank you for everything you are, and everything you bring to NMG, and simply for being Katharine, and I hope that you enjoy being 17. (See you on the other side in a couple of months!! x0) Have the wonderful year (and countless more) that you deserve. I can't say how fortunate I feel to know you and be able to count you a friend. <33

So, Without Further Ado:


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  • Happy SUPER BELATED birthday, Katharine! You are amazing.
    You're always there with advice and brightening up every message board you comment on. Whenever someone is upset, you bring a smile to their face. I think I can speak on behalf of most of NMG when I say that we all look up to you.
    Anyway, I hope you had a happy birthday.
    • ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ !!!!!!! <333
  • Happy Birthday!!!!
  • That's great! She's one of my friends!
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    I know I sent you a little birthday message already but I wasn't able to say everything in that, so here we go:

    You're so amazing. Seriously, you're like an amazingly kind older sibling to all of us. You're always there when we need advice, something funny to cheer us up, or just a shoulder to cry on. Your art inspires us all in so many ways, and your determination, creativity, and compassion are truly astounding. NMG would not be the same place if you weren't here (no huggles! How horrifying!), and you always brighten everyone's day. I hope you had the most truly spectacular birthday imaginable, and that your year brings you as much joy as you give to those around you.

    Happy 17th!
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