Yes, 'tis Cloud's birthday. The Choir (except for Genesis, who's off playing nurse with his boyfriend) are all off for the day, probably being gleefully dragged around Gaia by Cloud. And Zack mentioned something to me about a party tonight with Tifa and the rest, you know, Cloud's merry circle of eco-terrorist nakama. So although the Choir said they'd check in now and then, I'm pretty much alone for the day. It's very strange to not have them being noisy and teasing each other in the background.
Even though Cloud isn't here, I thought a video in his honor would be nice. Here's a nice tribute I found on YouTube.
Happy Birthday to all the Clouds out there, and to the Gloomy!Canon!Cloud who originally came forth from Nomura's crazy fanboy brain. :)