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DAY 9:

Send feedback to two fannish people — they can be anyone you want: just let someone know you appreciate their work.

I did this yesterday when reveals went up at both [ profile] hoggywartyxmas and [ profile] daily_deviant's Kinky Kristmas, but since I'm also honored enough to have all those mods here as friends, who might read this while scrolling on their much deserved break from responsibility, I want to get all sappy and whatnot. Ready?

Let Me Count the Ways )

I could go on and on about these guys, and so many other people who give so much to fandom, there's just SO MANY, and that's a good thing. All ya'll are amazing! Seriously. Don't ever change.

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Day 04

Talk to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

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Well, maybe not all we need, but I say the world could use a bit more of it. ♥

So here, spend your day like I'm going to: spreading love!

I've gone through and commented on most of the ones of people I know/admire and now I shall wrack my brains on the people not there yet/still fandom active to shower with my adoration.

And because I'm THAT person, here is my thread. And, just because you don't see your name on the list, doesn't mean you aren't there... keep looking... ♥
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art by [ profile] twilightsorcery

I will be over there later today--or whenever I get through this mountain of things on this never ending To-Do List.
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Day 13

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Yes! This gives me an opportunity to share my lovely good fortune from Day 2's bounty. See, karma, it's a ~thing~. ♥

Icons, art and a fic rec under here )

Day 14

In your own space, share your love for something fannish: a trope, cliché, kink, motif, theme, format, or fandom.

So many choices. But, let's talk about fanvids.

Vids for ALL THE FANDOMS under here )

Day 15

In your own space, talk about what you're taking away from this challenge. Did you learn something? Did you interact with new people? Or did you try out different fandoms or formats or relationships? What's changed between Day 1 and Day 15 of this challenge?

It's said, that it takes 3 weeks to turn a behavior into a habit, so this was a great start to make a few things habits. The habit to be here and participate in fandom in many different ways, the habit to think about things in new ways, to reach out to new people and the habit to not take things to overly serious all the time. To take time to concentrate on the positive, to tell people that you love them while you still can and to cherish the little things.


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Day 10
In your own space, post a rec for fannish and/or creative resources and spaces. Tell us where you go to dig up canon facts for your fandom, or where you get all the juicy details about your favorite ship. Where do you like to hang out and squee like a squeeing thing?

Honestly, when I'm looking for resources and creative spaces, I come here, to you all. ♥ When I need a canon fact and I can't remember the exact chapter/episode, I come here, I come to you. Or Google. Or Wikipedia.

To squee and whatnot, I also like to come here, but when I need a quick fix, I hit up Facebook or Twitter--where I have enough of you and other geeky types who get me and my level of... ah... ~enthusiasm~ for things. When I discover a new obsession and don't know where to go with my feels, I go to Tumblr. As a place to connect with other fans, Tumblr blows. But as a place to find an oddly large number of people already geekin' about something you've just discovered and already has gif sets and meta all around it, Tumblr is the place to go.

Even though my fannishness is spread out all over these days, my first instinct is to come here and squee with you. ♥
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In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.

I wasn't going to do this one. The first thing that came to my mind was that I'd like to challenge myself to actually fuckin' be here. But, that seems sort of a intangible thing that I'm either here for or I'm not. But, that's not what they're asking here for anyway. They want a challenge, like a fandom thing.


Here's my thing. I have a few ideas. But I don't want to start a thing that goes no where. And I'm not... somehow I'm not the sort of person that gets people rallied around things. So, I guess I'll just throw this challenge out there and see if I get any interest in it. If I do, then I'll put the work in and I will rock the fuck out of it.

Geeky Gift Exchange

I've been involved in a few through the years. A group from a Harry Potter conference who a few times through the year, holds one, a friend here on LJ held a Snape/Sherlock one for a few years that was fun. What usually happens, everyone who signs up, answers a questionnaire about fandoms, likes and dislikes and whatnot and then are matched with someone based on that and you are required to craft (or purchase--or most cases, I bit of both) something for the other person and send it to them. Kind of like a Fandom Secret Santa thing.

I like fic exchanges, I do, but it's also fun to do arts and crafts and to support Fandom crafters on Etsy and whatnot. Plus, I love getting mail.

If that doesn't work, maybe I could challenge myself to send random postcards to any flister who is trusting enough to give me an address. I like to send mail, and I have just discovered while cleaning out my office, that I have a shit ton of postcards and whatnot.

So, that's Day 6 done. Now I do the 7th by the end of the day and I'm totes caught up. I didn't post about the 5th day--leaving feedback--but it's something that I do almost religiously. I don't understand writers and artists who don't. I really don't. I'm not being snotty about it, I just know what makes me happy and try and do likewise to people who give of themselves for my enjoyment and whatnot. It's a karma thing.
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Day 01

In your own space, talk about why you are doing the Fandom Snowflake Challenge? What drew you to it as a participant? What do you hope to accomplish by doing these challenges? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

A few things. First, I want something that requires me to be here everyday and since I sometimes struggle with having things to say that aren't boring (even to me), I need some direction from time to time. Secondly, I'm trying to bring more balance to my life and fandom and the people I've met through it/them are important to me and I need to make myself more available to it/them.

Wow. Day 1 done.

Easy Peasy.

Who else is doing this? Let's keep each other company out there, yes?
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Every time I think I'm out. They pull me back in.

J/K I'm never leaving! NEVER!

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Day 10

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

Yikes. I've never done this before. Never did one of those Fandom Stockings/Wishlist things. I don't know why, maybe the same reason I choke when family asks me what I want for Christmas/Birthday... I honestly can't think of anything. If I'm being honest, I would also say it has something to do with my bad luck with those charity auction things. When you can't even pay people to make you banners, podfic your stories or write you something, you start thinking it's just not in the cards for you.

But nevermind. I am doing this today not expecting anything... not like the auction things (not that I really expect much from those either) oh, but that reminds me... I thought of a great idea that surely has to be a thing. There has to be a community or something that is like a mix between FandomAid and Fiverr. Where people who have skills go and list them and people who need skills go and find them and there is a barter system, some sort of give and take... maybe for charity, or maybe not...

Someone should get on that.

I'll start. I'll list some things I want and put it out there and if you or someone you know can do it, let me know and I can pay you back with fic/beta/donation in your name to charity of your choice (as long as it's a cause I support).

Three Things )
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Day 8

In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are.

Okay, I have been putting this off for a while now, but I really want to see this challenge to the bitter end and so...

You see, my confidence in these things are not stellar in the best of times, and lately my karma has been spectacularly bad...

But... well, this one time at a con I met a flister who I didn't really know that well at the time, and she said something that has stayed with me for all these years whether she remembers it or not. She said, "I love your journal, it's so effervescent!" That one simple sentence, that one simple word--effervescent--has gotten me through some bad self-esteem-why-am-I-here days.

So, here I am putting it--and my heart--out for you to do with what you want.

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Today is all about two for the price of one! First, two challenges.

The first one: Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

I decided to check out my first Doctor Who community, [ profile] doctoreleven and poke my nose into people's comments and whatnot. I'm really not good at that and I don't know how it was perceived. I hope the community continues to thrive, but I imagine it is heading towards the swan song of preparing for 12. I always join things too late. :(((

Anyway, enough of that. For today is Day 5:

In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

You Will be So Sad if You Do Not Click This Cut--Trust Me On This )

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I just...


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I am drinking. Again.

And also reading!

You guys, I can't even explain to you how very glorious my Yuletide present is! I want everyone in the world to read it! I want to shout it from the rooftops.

Sadly though, it is one of those books that very few people I know have read--I know, that's what Yuletide is about, but this author went above and beyond because not only did they write me THE SPARROW OMGOMG! They also referenced (per my request) the sequel! So, while there are a few people I know who have read The Sparrow, very few of them have read the sequel.

But if you have. Please, treat yourself right and go and read:

Patrilineage It is Emilio and John Condotti, and Felipe Reyes, and D.W. Yarborough and Supaari, and just PERFECTION! ♥♥

Also, also, I can't believe I forgot to link these to the Fandom Festivus Post of Yesterday! Everything Sounds More Official With Caps. No Lie.

White Collar and White Collar Adjacent Holiday Shenanigans )

Retro Holiday-ish Bromance FTW! )

And this one has nothing to do with bromance, White Collar or the actors that grace it, but it is one of my favorite holiday moments on any show.

Penny Gives Sheldon Leonard Nimoy For Christmas


Again, I love you all!

PS--LJ you suck! This post happened hours ago on Dreamwidth. :(((((
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Hey. Anyone know what happened to [profile] pale_moonlight? I just noticed she deleted both her Livejournal and Dreamwidth accts? :((((

I love her. I miss her. I want her to know that. Please, if someone out there is still in contact with her, let her know that, okay?

Thanks in advance.

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GUYS! OMG! You would think after four years I'd be used to this... this sad emptiness that happens this time of year, this need to wrap my mind around things (even if there was no real cliffhanger this time). But nope. Again, I wish I had so many people to talk to, commiserate with, speculate with--CLING TO!

So, LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!!

White Collar Hiatus Friending Meme

*banner by CamelotDesigns at Deviant Art. Meme form ~borrowed~ from [ profile] tailoredshirt

Never done one of these before. Hoping I don't make fool of self.

Also: Please help me pimp this!


May. 9th, 2012 11:54 pm
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I have so much ridiculous to post. Srsly, about a gazillion open tabs waiting to be shared.

But then someone tweeted this video and I could wait to include it in the melee, but it deserves it's own post and would make all the silly just make me look ridiculous. I don't want to look ridiculous right this minute.

This is all I will probably say about what's going on in the USA right now. I could go on and on and travel around in circles trying to articulate all my varied feelings. But, lets just put a human face on it for a while. Such cute little human faces. Srsly, who could NOT support this couple??

I love you all!

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And thanks to all the people who have sent cards! I love them!! Mine, of course, will be coming to you soon. :(( Worst Planner!


Thank you!

Nov. 11th, 2010 09:07 am
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Not sure if I even have any veteran's on my flist (how do I not know this?!?!) But, still...wanted to take a moment in between hanging with the kids off today to say thanks for all veteran's in all the world. - Sorry the America you fought for became a place that created a Justin Bieber movie - This Veterans Day, let's appreciate that our sexual identities pose no threat to our jobs - Thanks for doing what I'm way too big of a pussy to do

The cards might be irreverent (who me?!?!) but the sentiment is not.


Now, off to see Will Ferrel's big blue head! w00t!!
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So, for no reason whatsoever, or to shut my hole from the whining [personal profile] redsnake05 gifted me with some paid account time on Dreamwidth. I suspect she did it for the same reasons that drug dealers give you a "sample" hit of heroin...but I'm surprisingly okay with okay in fact, that I do believe a poll is in order...because YAY paid memberships has its rewards!! \o/

Poll #3708 DW Poll--Because I Can
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10

Redsnake05 is the BESTEST...

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0 (0.0%)

Hell Yes
6 (60.0%)

4 (40.0%)

I have a DW account...

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9 (90.0%)

1 (10.0%)

Stupid Bitch, I'm here on DW answering these pointless questions!
0 (0.0%)

If you answered "Yes" and aren't currently on my DW Access List, would you like too?

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4 (80.0%)

0 (0.0%)

Do I have to?
1 (20.0%)

If you answered "No" to question #2, would you like to? I have invite codes.

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Yes please
1 (20.0%)

Nah, I'm good
4 (80.0%)

Maybe later
0 (0.0%)

For those on, or soon to be on DW--if I were to host a Newbie Friending Meme to garner reasons to be more involved over here, would you participate/help spread the word?

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Yes, because I love you and also want more friends
4 (44.4%)

No, because I barely tolerate you and have too many friends already
2 (22.2%)

Yes, and I'll even help you make banners and shit
1 (11.1%)

Lets just see if you make a fool of yourself first
2 (22.2%)

Are you shocked that DW polls work on LJ?

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Yes, it's magical
6 (66.7%)

No, I've known that for ages, where have you been?
2 (22.2%)

It didn't numbnuts
1 (11.1%)

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