I certainly hope it goes on for a while, I think it's a really brilliant idea and I think it could potentially be a good way to pull the community together (sort of like how Melp's comic draws in lots of request and such).
Ahahaha! I didn't realize they were an entire trope-category. xD
Nah, I haven't really had a real one in a while (probably should since it's the big 1-8, buuuut...). My birthday is usually around the same time as the local nerd convention, so I generally just nerd out with my friends there. ;D