not that long ago i fell in love with this fabulous guy - who, in turn, is in love with neal stephensons work.
which is fine by me, except that i'd like to suprise fab guy with something - creative, witty, charming, and foremost fandom-ey - for his birthday, but since i'd never even heard of Stephenson until a couple of months ago (i bought a copy of Cryptonomicon last week and it's been awesome so far) i really wouldn't know where to begin.
might be this comm's got some input on the subject? i'd certainly appreciate any ideas :)
[some corner information that might (or might not) be relevant: the guy's name's Stefan, he's a programmer, a redditor, doesn't care too much for sweets. me, i study architecture and have a degree in scenography. crafting, drawing, writing, 2d and basic 3d animation is what i can do.]