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June 22 2009

Happy Birthday, Joss. Doesn't look like anyone else has started this annual thread yet so here goes. Let the stream of paraphrased Whedonverse birthday related quotes begin...

Oh, and good pick Mr Whedon. I proudly share your birth anniversary (albeit in a different year), and hope the same planetary alignment that gave you extraordinary story creation superpowers also afflicts me.

Now go have some cake.
Pleasant origin day is desired
Pleasant origin day is desired
Pleasant origin day respected Joe Sweden
Pleasant origin day is desired
(An infinite number in addition!)

Unabashedly stolen from Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show.
Happiness and much success, you wizard writer you!
45 will treat you well, Mr. Whedon. You sure made your mark while you were 44, that's for sure.
Happy birthday!

[ edited by impalergeneral on 2009-06-23 03:27 ]
Have the Shiniest of Birthdays, Joss!
Happy Birthday, to one of my all time, top five favorite writers. Your work makes my days happier, and makes me a stronger person for watching it.
Happy B-Day Sir Miss Puppythighs! I hope this 45th-anniversary of you emerging from a gelatinous-netherworld-prison, squinting-open your two beady little ooglers and exhaling your first guttural lament at the anguishes of consciousness is all the more superior to it!

My sincere and deepest apologies for the use of the words 'gelatinous' and 'ooglers' in the same sentence.
I said it before and I'll say it again. Pie.

Happy Birthday Mr.Whedon.
Happy birthday Purple Man!!
Feliz Aniversário! (in Portuguese)

May your day be shiny and may your life get sweeter every year that passes!

Happy Birthday, Joss! Hope it's shiny!
P.S. This is the better birthday thread, because it's actually posted under "June 23". Nyah!
Happy birthday overseeing-demigod-of-fiction man-friend!
Happy Birthday Joss!!!
Happy Birthday Joss!

Riverside, CA 23 June 2009 Serenity + Dr. Horrible Charity Screenings!

Yellow Springs, OH 23 June 2009 Serenity Charity Screening!
I'm usually so late to these things so it's great to be on time for once. Happy Birthday, Joss. Have a great one.
Happy Birthday to THE GENIUS! Keep on keepin on! :)
It's still 20 mins til his big day over here...but I'll say it anyways..."Day" is a vestigial mode of time measurement based on solar cycles. It's not applicable... I didn't get you anything...ahem I mean...Happy Birthday or most high creator!!
Happy Birthday, Our Jossir.

"It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides."
- George Sand

Thanks for your all your Surprising Strides - past, present & future - that keep us entertained & provoked.

I'm adding my birthday wishes here, too, 'cause I think this is the more straight-forward (and date-appropriate) thread...
Happy Birthday Joss! :)
(I hope Joss reads all these)

Joss, Happy Birthday.

You've done so much for so many people, but I can only speak for myself. I live with your creations every day. They are like family to me. I owe you so much.

Thank you.
Happy Birthday. Thank you. Happy Birthday. Thank you. Happy Birthday. Thank you.
Hope you get to relax and celebrate today with your loved ones, and that your year is productive and rewarding. [That "productive" part is actually partly mostly a selfish wish on my part.]
Happy Birthday, Joss.
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not." - Mark Twain

This quote makes me laugh. Hope you laugh too. Happy birthday, Joss!
Happy Big Damn Birthday, Joss.
Happy to your birthday!
If he's in California, it's not his birthday yet... give it another three hours. But I'm not going to let that stop me.

Many, many happy returns. We're greedy, we want you writing until you're 97.
Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon!

May your days be full of good food and good company, and above all, may you have and write many more adventures.
A very happy birthday Joss! May you have a day filled with goodness and loved ones and a cake that's as chocolately tasting as you could get.
Happy birthday Joss!

You're the reason I'm writing a spec script at this very moment (and, totally by coincidence, it's a Dollhouse spec). So thanks for showing me what I wanna do with my life and stuff.
May this year be parking ticket free,
May all your dry cleaning return to you spotless.
May your creative visions continue to challenge
and inspire you, may you continue to have support
to make those visions tangible.

Thanks for the stories.
Happy Birthday Joss! I hope no one bashes in all your toes!
Happy Birthday to you...cuz you're working on Dollhouse! Hey, it's presents for everyone! SQUEE! And as I posted in the other thread, you get to share your birthday with my son who is one...aren't you lucky?
This thread totally needs more confetti. *throws cilantro shaped confetti* A very happy birthday to you! :D
Happy Birthday Master Joss!
Happy birthday :)
Happy Birthday Joss!
cilantro shaped confetti? Oh...I see it now!
Joss, I wish you the very happiest of birthdays, and offer my sincere thanks for all you have brought to my life. Cheers!
I've only met you once (at the Irvine pre-screening of Serenity) and that was on your Birthday too. Though you have no idea who I am, Happy Birthday! Hope you get to spend it with your family for once.
Tanti auguri di BUON COMPLEANNO, Joss! (Italian birthday greetings)

And.. how the hell did you manage to create so many things that will stay in the history of tv in such a small amount of years?! :o) That is to say, happy birthday, thanks for your achievements since now, and keep going your way, cause it's a gooood way!
Are you Italian, JotheCat?
Happy Birthday Joss! Grace and good times to you and yours...Thanks for all the great characters you have brought to life! Much love from Oregon
[Yes, Jobo, I'm Italian..always been so ;-)! ]
Happiness needs to be destroyed (copyright: Whedon). But not this day.

We love you Joss. Have a great damn day.
Happy birthday Joss. Hope you have the happiest of days. Keep it shiny and much hugs to you Purple Dude :)
Happy birthday, Joss! Enjoy the cake!
Happy birthday ! Enjoy your presents :)
Happy Birthday!

[ edited by Manic D on 2009-06-23 07:48 ]
Happy birthday Joss. Be happy. Eat cake.
Happy Birthday, Joss Man.
Happy birthday Joss! Every June 23 is a little sweeter because you're in the world! I will be thinking happy thoughts of your awesomeness at the San Francisco June 30th screening of Serenity and Dr. Horrible!
Happy birthday! How does a Joss spend a birthday?
Happy birthday, Joss! Here's to another epic 365. May they be more awesome than this one and the year it was. Awesome sauce, sir. Awesome sauce.
Happy Birthday, O Great and Purple One! May I offer tremendous felicitations on the anniversary of your arrival in a world desperately in need of your particular talents! And may there be many more to come!
Happy birthday, Mr. Whedon. I adore you! :) Hope you have a great day with family and friends.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Joss! :)
Buon compleanno Joss!!

Thanks for everything you've done in these years! :)
Am I late? Am I late? XD It's the mornin of the 23rd here so I'm just gonna go with that.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, purple man! Or Til Hamingju Með Afmælið in Icelandic! \o/

You're made of total win. :D
Happy Birthday!
I wish you the happiest of days, eat lots of cake Joss :)
Happy Birthday, Joss!!!
Happy birthday, Joss! Thanks for making us all feel a little bit stronger and a little less lonely with your shows. :) And yes, I also wish you cake. And pie. And maybe a good musical.
Happy Birthday Joss! Sorry I can't think of anything more witty to say :P
Happy birthday Mr Whedon.
I said it before in the other thread, but I'm happy to say it again.

Happy Birthday, Joss!
This thread has inspired me to name the stress cow I got as a present from my work union Joss.

And somehow that sentence needs some extra punctuation, but where?
Have a great day Joss, may you continue to rain over TV!
Ha- I wrote the date on my chalkboard this morning and instantly knew it was one to highlight. I spent all day wracking my brain trying to remember which of my friends I had forgotten to get a gift for.

So salutations, Purple One, here's to another productive year!
Best wishes, many happies, and oodles of Nixon tapes, Joss!

I didn't get you anything.
Happy Birthday Jossmister!
Have a great day and Enjoy ur birthday cake :D
Happy Birthday Joss! For your birthday Toronto fans are giving something 'round $6,000 to Equality Now from our CSTS screening.

Enjoy your day!
誕生日おめでとう! / Happy Birthday!

Since I'm in no position to give you a birthday present, I thought I'd donate some money to Equality Now instead. Hope that works for you. :)
Happy Birthday, Joss, you absolute genius man!

Hope you have a drawer of inappropriate starches filled with lots of cake!
Happy birthday, Joss!
Happy Birthday, venerated Purple One. Long may you create.

It's just now 2:20 AM in my time zone, so I'm not really late. ;)
Happy birthday! (it's my dad's, too -- I'll have an extra slice of cake for you!)
Happy birthday, boss. And remember- no matter how old you get, I'll always be a year older. (bastard ;-)

[ edited by OzLady on 2009-06-23 13:25 ]
Happy Birthday, Josssir! Thank you for all the joy and pain over the years (no, really!). I hope you have a truly fantastic birthday! You deserve it.
Happy Birthday Joss! You are one of my two favourite people who were born on this day...and, I thank you for changing my life in so many ways through the work you've given all of us.

June 23rd was a good day for people I admire, apparently. *grin*

Have a wonderful day full of things and people you love!
Happy Birthday! I wish I was 45! You're still just a kid, which is good because you still have a lot of work to do.

Thanks for all the great work so far. Enjoy!
Happy Birthday Joss!
I share this birthday with you every year so heres to many returns!
Dollhouse, Angel, Firefly, and Buffy have all inspired everything I do in my life.
Thank you!
Yay, Happy Birthday. :) Smiles all around!
Happy Birthday Joss!!!!
Joss, may your birthday be so much fun that you don't have a moment over to read this.
But if you do, thank you for all you've given us. I've had at least three more or less life changing experiences watching your shows, and a lot of fun as well. I didn't get you anything.
Happy Birthday Joss! And thank you for your everything you have shared with us so far!
I think it being 11 41 in Melbourne lets me say

Happy Birthday and thanks for the creations/memories!
In the words of River,
"I didn't get you anything."
Happy Birthday Joss!!! I hope you have an awesome day!
Happy Birthday Joss. Thank you for Spike.
Happy Birthday Joss! Now get back to work! (I kid, though not really...), hope you have a great day.
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Joss, happy birthday to you. Hope you get a big cake with candles.
*sings* Happy birthday, have a happy birthday, happy birthday, have a happy day, hey! Happy birthday, Joss! Thanks for being awesome.
Happy Birthday to a man that's made me laugh and cry more than a few times...Here's to you Joss!
Way to keep aging!
Happy day on which you were born :)
Happy birthday and many more!
You're the bestest, Happy Day!
Happy Birthday Joss!

Thanks for all the wonderful stories :)
Happy Birthday Storyteller! May you have a new year of many channels by which to spin and share the tales in your head!
Happy Birthday Joss!!! Thank you so much for all you've given us.
Happy Birthday, Joss. Ω

[ edited by Nebula1400 on 2009-06-23 18:50 ]
Happy Birthday Joss!!
Happy Birthday, Joss!
Only you could create characters that drive me to the brink and back again with my love for them. Thanks for so many years of incredible storytelling and to a future rich with Jossiness to come...

Happy Birthday, Joss!

"He's my hero." ~Captain Malcolm Reynolds, The Train Job
Happy birthday, oh Purple One! You opened up the world of television to me, and so many others.
*Does the Dance of Joy*
Here's hoping your day won't be like a usual Buffy-birthday, where violence always ensues.
Happy birthday Joss !
Joss, to this day you still brighten my world. I love you, and hope you have the best birthday ever.
Hippo Birdie 2 ewe.
Hippo Birdie 2 ewe.
Hippo Birdie deer ewe.
Hippo Birdie 2 ewe.

I'm with jcs and ManEnoughToAdmitIt, we want you to have a productive year because we're greedy and want more Jossy goodness to watch. Shpadoinkle!

(Seriously, thanks for all you've done and will do in the future)
And the happiest birthday award goes to Joss Whedon for the 45th consecutive year in a row. Maybe there'll be cake.
#jossbday is trending on twitter and he doesn't even tweet :)
Happy Birthday Joss, and thank you for everything!
Congrats on another year paid in, my master. (Bows)
Happy Birthday, Joss!
Happy birthday you clever clever bloke.
Happy Birthday, Joss! Hope it's a great one.
Happy birthday, Joss!
Happiest of birthday wishes to my favorite storyteller!

Thanks for it all, Mr. Whedon.
How did Nebula do that purple thingie! I wanna know!!

Oh wait, there's something else I'm supposed to be doing. Happy Birthday Mr Joss :D - have a wonderful one full of family, friends, cake, wine, burping, presents (Dr Horrible hat hopefully), kisses, dancing (probably to Love Shack), more cake, more wine and a little bit of falling over! K xx
She used html codes with the "Special Characters" on her browser (Safari). She also added more, to make it look like it's closely related to a birthday card.

She also gets pretentious and talks about herself in the third person when putting off work she has to do...


[ edited by Nebula1400 on 2009-06-23 18:59 ]
Happy Birthday, Joss!
I'd wish Joss every happiness on this, his special day--but I know that would be abruptly followed by something tragic and heartbreaking.
Happy birthday, and many happy birthdays to come! I know it's your birthday and not mine, but I gifted myself (through the silent auction) with the 11x17 Serenity poster you signed for the Des Moines CSTS event. While I would never walk up to you in person, it's so much fun to know you put up with our obsessive fandom so generously and patiently.
Dude, Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday Joss!

Thank you for continuing to put yourself out there, for stretching, for challenging.

May you enjoy your life in all its facets.
Happy Birthday, Oh Mighty Joss. Today is a big deal!

"Oz: We should figure out what kinda deal this is. I mean, is it a-a gathering, a shindig or a hootenanny?

Cordelia: What's the difference?

Oz: Well, a gathering is brie, mellow song stylings; shindig, dip, less mellow song stylings, perhaps a large amount of malt beverage; and hootenanny, well, it's chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny."
Hippo birdie, sir.
May you stay crunchy for decades more.
Thank you for everything you have given us.

Have a very Happy Birthday.

(aka Jenny)
Happy Birthday!!
Have a shiny day.
Thanks for being such an inspiration
Lucky me, it's my birthday too!
Many happy returns!
Happy birthday, Joss!

We're so happy you were born. Sometimes we're sad and angst filled, but still oh so entertained ;)

*is listening to Dr. H soundtrack*
Whoa, have a totally rad bodacious birthday, Purple Dude!

Feliz Cumpleanos!

Happy Cake Day!

Here, have some of mine. Here's hoping your margaritas are real and not candles. ;)

Breithlá shona duit, Master Joss.

No other show has inspired me to write as much as "Buffy" has.

Keep plugging away, Your Jossiness, and we, your loyal subjects, shall follow your exploits.

"There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed.
Some forever, not for better.
Some have gone and some remain.
All these places have their moments, with lovers and friends I still can recall.
Some are dead, and some are living.
In my life I've loved them all.

But of all these friends and lovers there is no one compares with you.
And these memories lose their meaning when I think of love as something new.
Though I know I'll never lose affection for people and things that went before, I know I'll often stop and think about them.

In my life I love you more.

(instrumental bridge)

Though I know I'll never lose affection for people and things that went before, I know I'll often stop and think about them.
In my life I love you more.
In my life...I love you more."
Happy Birthday, Joss! You changed my life for the better.
It's the eight anniversary of the original Joss Birthday Project, and I lobe Joss just as much today as I did then.

Hope it's the best one yet and that every one after it is even better, Joss!

Happy birthday boss!
happy birthday Joss!
Happy Birthday Joss!

And from all of the Can't Stop the Serenity crews across the globe our gift to you is to fight for equality.
Happy happy birthday, Joss!
Super happy birthday to you, Joss!
Happy birthday, Joss! Have an awesome day!
Happy Birthday, Joss! I bought you a present, but you'll have to come to my house to get it.
Wish you a happy birthday Joss! That's from the heart! :)
Happy happy birthday!
Happy Birthday to His Greatness, Joss! May you have another successful year, and many great years to come!
Happy birthday Joss, lots of love and awe from me and my little sister :)
Happy Birthday!!
Happy Birthday to The Joss (who, incidentally, is the only person that I can think of who is worthy of having the word 'THE' put in front of their name)!!!!! You are truly one-of-a-kind, and I hope your birthday turns out better than those of some of your characters (like Buffy, Cordelia, and Simon). (wicked grin)
Happy Birthday to the Grand Purple One!
Happy birthday! Best wishes for a creative but happy year ahead.
happy birthday joss!!

Thanks for everything, and have a GREAT birthday!!!!!

(Life's short, eat dessert first.)
The coolest people have a "J" in their name, Joss.

Re your Natal Day, all the best, hope you're having buttered Lobster and Champagne someplace nice, and look at another year as Joss Whedon still becoming a fabulous mature wine whose delicious bouquet knows no peer. Or something like that.
happy birthday!
Happy Birthday Joss!

And I know you must have heard this a billion times before, but I still wanted to let you know how much I really appreciate your work and everything that you do. Your shows have truly made a huge impact on my life and I will forever be grateful for it. I hope you had a great day celebrating your b-day and I hope you continue to prosper in tv, film, comics, or anything else you set out to do in the future. Thanks for all of your hard work and brilliant storytelling.
Happy belated birthday, Joss (or, well, you're on the West Coast, so you've still got a little birthday left)! Your work means the world to me.
Happy Birthday all month long Joss!

Thank you for being a hero for women everywhere. And men. You are the best.

May blessings of every good thing wing their way to you all your life long... and may you live forever.


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