almooredudley A few hours after you were born in St Mary's hospital. I think I was reasonably pleased to have a little brother. I've enjoyed watching you grow up - I'd like to get to know the man you've become better, as I strongly suspect there's a lot I don't know about who you are now.
andrewwyld At the house party organised by mirabehn and mostlyacat at Ardgour in Scotland. I wasn't quite sure what to make of you at first, but we had some great conversations over that week, and you're now one of my closest friends.
angelislington virtually via mirabehn. In person at her Two Towers party, although we ended up at opposite ends of the room, so didn't get the chance to speak much. Although I held off adding you to my friends list for ages, partly because of the length and frequency of your updates, I find I sort of miss them now that you only have restricted internet access and can't update as much :/
casby At the "sequel" to Ardgour at Blairmore. I was fairly impressed from the start - you seemed wise, kind, and trustworthy - and my admiration has only gone up from there.
compilerbitch Met you first at fluffymark's fancy dress party in the winter of 2002 and we talked about your programming work for a while. Hope to get to know you better now you've got a livejournal.
mostlyacat Thanks for reminding me it was mirabehn's 20th where we met - I knew it was at a party at her place, but wasn't sure which one. I've gradually got to know you since - enough to be very sure mirabehn made the right decision in marrying you - but I feel there's plenty more to discover...
fluffymark virtually on yvesilena's friends page, before I had a livejournal of my own. IRL At gnimmel's and purplepiano's party Summer 2002 - I freaked you out by having read your livejournal. I think your livejournal is a fair reflection of who you are IRL - absolutely lovely and charming in the most genuine way.
fluffymormegil At gnimmel's and purplepiano's New Year 2002/2003 party. Still don't feel I know you that well, but I quite like the randomness of your updates.
gnimmel IRL at Ardgour - but didn't really form much of an impression other than "fairly nice, not very gregarious". I've got to know you much better since via livejournal - I adore the way your mind works, and how you use language (you're not a bad artist, either).
groan virtually You added me as a friend out of the blue. I was very flattered, as you were the first person to do this. I enjoy having a window into your life.
kmazzy virtually via mirabehn and subsequently IRL at her two towers party. I love the way you can pull off the combination of being very sweet and innocent and yet very very dirty. You make me giggle lots. I'm so glad you and mirabehn found each other - you make each other so happy, and more selfishly, I love reading the exchanges of lj comments you two sometimes create...
lemur_man virtually initially via andrewwyld's friends list, then through comments on his and gnimmel's journals. You beat me into submission with puns, as I recall. You've a nice mix of entries and a great audience/commenting bunch.
lovecrafty virtually Via religious discussion on randomchris' journal. The eclecticism of the topics your journal covers broadens my friends list in a most welcome way.
mirabehn Like you, I've forgotten the exact circumstances of our first meeting. It's not important. Love the way we've grown up together - am certain we'll still be friends in ten, twenty, forty years time, older, maybe wiser, but still capable of being very silly indeed when the mood takes us.
neonchameleon virtually The newest addition to my friends list. You arrived on my journal via friends of friends. I like everything I've seen of you so far - especially your mix of the serious and the playful.
novanumbernine virtually I came to your fiction at the recommendation of kmazzy. We friended each other after I sent you a link to the art your fiction had inspired me to create. Love the way you create images with words - would be interested to see what you could do with a longer piece of fiction...
purplepiano At Ardgour again, but like gnimmel I've got to know a lot more about you via LJ. I don't feel I know you all that well, but I feel very comfortable and relaxed around you despite this.
randomchris As you said in your version of this meme, we were both at mirabehn and mostlyacat's wedding, but didn't speak much (if at all); and then virtually via mirabehn's journal - I can't remember who friended whom first. I'm a particular fan of your philosophical entries, but I like the other stuff too - I'm very impressed by your running your own business. Hope we get the chance to meet up in person properly at some point.
robert_jones virtually via the_alchemist. In person, briefly at 'The Thorn and the Rose' and more extensively yesterday at a performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in Cambridge. Your entries are always interesting and expressed with clarity - I often can't think of anything to add as a comment but just because I haven't said anything doesn't mean I've not found the entry thought provoking and worthwhile.
snow_leopard At fluffymark's fancy dress party. I feel like our circles touch, rather than intersect - maybe more parties will remedy that.
taimatsu Via one of the people on my lj friends list - I think it was either gnimmel or the_alchemist. There's not that much connecting us, but you seem like a nice person.
the_alchemist Again, at Ardgour. My first impression was of someone efficient and together (you came up to me to discuss the Victorian Christmas Party we'd been tasked to organise for one of the evenings). My next was of your amazing hair, shown off to great advantage the following night as part of an angel costume at a Fantasy/Sci Fi fancy dress evening. I've got to know you and your interests and passions in far more detail since, but those first impressions stand.
ursulav Your comic "Monsters under the Bed" was recommended to me by andrewwyld - I loved it. Took me a little while longer to discover your livejournal, which if anything I love even more. You've got a great way of expressing yourself; a fantastic sense of humour; and a down-to-earth humanity which I find extremely attractive. I'm clearly not the only one, as you seem to have acquired something of a (well-deserved) fan club on lj.
vectorious At the sherry party for new Somerville physics undergraduates, though I don't recall my first impressions. I really got to know you during that first term, as me, you and Martin became firm friends although I soon realised I wanted to be more than friends. We kissed for the first time early the following term; and are now married.
yvesilena At a party I held at Edge in Gloucestershire, when you were going out with mirabehn. I remember you drawing Sandman inspired doodles and withdrawing from a water pistol fight. Still getting to know you - an oddly slow process given the number of years we've been acquainted now - but I think I'm in this for the long haul :)
zorah virtually via andrewwyld. I first encountered you as the fiercely loving mother of a boy with Asperger's syndrome; then as a passionate feminist; then as a law student whose intelligence and determination had led you places no-one would have predicted given where you started. You are one amazing woman.