Hilariously, it could easily have not gone this way. Had damned_colonial not mentioned that actually she was going to get together with local people in IRC last night, I would have met her and perhaps been none the wiser that she was interested in Dreamwidth and indeed had been one of the people I'd been chattering away with. However, she did! So that counts as a met-via-Dreamwidth, not a met-via-friend and then coincidentally turned out to be Dreamwidth.
Unrelated to the milestone, I still want a "nibbled to death by cats" thing, in a particular style, with duck prints. I can almost see it in my head.