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Yay, I'll at least get the last one done on the day of!


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Day 15

In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun 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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Fanfic writers are paid with the coin of feedback. Favoriting a story is nice, and subscribing to an author or story is also wonderful, but nothing beats getting a personal note from someone saying what they thought of the story. Short or long, it's simply the effort to make that personal connection that gives us fic-writers a warm fuzzy and the encouragement to keep at it. There's really no worse feeling in the world than putting a lot of work into a fic only to see it languish without comment.

So my challenge is this: if you tend not to leave reviews because you can't think of anything to say, simply say, "Thanks for writing this!" And if you regularly leave short reviews like that, stretch yourself to include a little more detail. "Thanks for writing this; I loved how you wrote So-and-so." And if you regularly do that... stretch it out a wee bit longer next time. You get the idea. Take the next step, whatever that might be, in being a generous fandom reader and toss a little payment your favorite writers' way.

Cheers!
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Yay, I'll at least get the last one done on the day of!


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Day 15

In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun 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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Fanfic writers are paid with the coin of feedback. Favoriting a story is nice, and subscribing to an author or story is also wonderful, but nothing beats getting a personal note from someone saying what they thought of the story. Short or long, it's simply the effort to make that personal connection that gives us fic-writers a warm fuzzy and the encouragement to keep at it. There's really no worse feeling in the world than putting a lot of work into a fic only to see it languish without comment.

So my challenge is this: if you tend not to leave reviews because you can't think of anything to say, simply say, "Thanks for writing this!" And if you regularly leave short reviews like that, stretch yourself to include a little more detail. "Thanks for writing this; I loved how you wrote So-and-so." And if you regularly do that... stretch it out a wee bit longer next time. You get the idea. Take the next step, whatever that might be, in being a generous fandom reader and toss a little payment your favorite writers' way.

Cheers!
cairistiona: (Happy Aragorn)
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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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.


I don't tend to do a lot of asking for stuff... well, other than begging the fandom universe in general for more Aragorn h/c (and occasionally more Kili h/c, but mostly Aragorn). But hey, my birthday is coming up in a couple weeks so why not ask for stuffs, right? *g*)

So here you go, my these-would-make-me-die-of-flails list... )
cairistiona: (windblown)


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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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.


I don't tend to do a lot of asking for stuff... well, other than begging the fandom universe in general for more Aragorn h/c (and occasionally more Kili h/c, but mostly Aragorn). But hey, my birthday is coming up in a couple weeks so why not ask for stuffs, right? *g*)

My these-would-make-me-die-of-flails list... )
cairistiona: (Happy Aragorn)
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Day 12

In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. What are your hopes and dreams for fandom? Do you have any predictions about what the next five years holds for fandom? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Thinky thoughts... )
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Day 12

In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. What are your hopes and dreams for fandom? Do you have any predictions about what the next five years holds for fandom? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Thinky thoughts... )


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Day 7

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


This is partly a signal boost, because I made the fanwork, a "CD cover", for Suzll (aka Lady-Banner)[profile] suzll, who created a fanmix at 8tracks radio and asked for a cover.

Art for lady-banner's 8tracks fanmix photo UnbrokenHope1_edited-1_zpsacefc17f.jpg

Listen to the music here.
cairistiona: (starry night)
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Day 7

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


This is partly a signal boost, because I made the fanwork, a "CD cover", for [livejournal.com profile] suzll, who created a fanmix at 8tracks radio and asked for a cover.

Art for lady-banner's 8tracks fanmix photo UnbrokenHope1_edited-1_zpsacefc17f.jpg

Listen to the music here.
cairistiona: (isildur's heir)

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Day 9

In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


The first, a story from Fiondil, falls under "not sure I will comprehend" more than "not sure I will like", because I wasn't familiar with this particular character, not having read his earlier stories, and also because of all the Quenya he uses (which is why I haven't read many of his earlier stories). The first time I tried to read his stories, I felt completely lost, but with several re-reads of The Silmarillion under my belt, I felt more confident that I'd keep all those names and phrases straight. I'm glad I did, because this was one of my top reads this past year:

In The High King's Secret Service
by Fiondil
240 years after the last Vanya left Tirion-on-Túna for Vanyamar, High King Ingwë sends a delegation back to the first city of the Eldar to negotiate a trade agreement with the Noldor. Among those in the delegation is a newly made loremaster named Valandur. This is his story.


The second is one I found a long time ago, a parody (sort of). I'm not especially fond of parodies, but this one had me snorting my coffee out my nose:

Ask Elrond
by labradorite
Ask Lord Elrond any and all of your most personal questions! Go on, it’s easy! Just slip your anonymous letter in the box stationed outside of his office and expect a reply within the week. NO tampering with letters. That means YOU, Elladan and Elrohir!

The third is most definitely a parody, which I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did for the same reason I thought I wouldn't enjoy Ask Elrond. I just don't dig parodies. Happily, I was rib-achingly wrong. There's just so much wonderful fanon-skewering in this one:

The Legolas Story
by Erestor
The touching story of Legolas's traumatic life... no, actually... a touching PARODY of Legolas's traumatic life. There are enough people out there lauding his every move.
cairistiona: (read any good books lately?)
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Day 9

In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


The first, a story from Fiondil, falls under "not sure I will comprehend" more than "not sure I will like", because I wasn't familiar with this particular character, not having read his earlier stories, and also because of all the Quenya he uses (which is why I haven't read many of his earlier stories). The first time I tried to read his stories, I felt completely lost, but with several re-reads of The Silmarillion under my belt, I felt more confident that I'd keep all those names and phrases straight. I'm glad I did, because this was one of my top reads this past year:

In The High King's Secret Service
by Fiondil
240 years after the last Vanya left Tirion-on-Túna for Vanyamar, High King Ingwë sends a delegation back to the first city of the Eldar to negotiate a trade agreement with the Noldor. Among those in the delegation is a newly made loremaster named Valandur. This is his story.


The second is one I found a long time ago, a parody (sort of). I'm not especially fond of parodies, but this one had me snorting my coffee out my nose:

Ask Elrond
by labradorite
Ask Lord Elrond any and all of your most personal questions! Go on, it’s easy! Just slip your anonymous letter in the box stationed outside of his office and expect a reply within the week. NO tampering with letters. That means YOU, Elladan and Elrohir!

The third is most definitely a parody, which I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did for the same reason I thought I wouldn't enjoy Ask Elrond. I just don't dig parodies. Happily, I was rib-achingly wrong. There's just so much wonderful fanon-skewering in this one:

The Legolas Story
by Erestor
The touching story of Legolas's traumatic life... no, actually... a touching PARODY of Legolas's traumatic life. There are enough people out there lauding his every move.
cairistiona: (isildur's heir)

Several in one fell swoop of an entry:

Day Six


In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Thinky thoughts, not especially profound or lengthy... )

Skipping Day 7 for the moment because I do have something to share that I made for suzll[profile] suzll, but she hasn't posted it yet on 8tracks.

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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.


*squirming* but...okay... )

I think I'll put Days 9 & 10 in separate posts. I don't want any recs to go unnoticed, nor do I want my wish list buried. Because I do love tossing wish lists out there, especially when I have a birthday coming up (and unlike asking for complements, I have no problem asking, begging, and whining for fannish things). :D
cairistiona: (starry night)
Several in one fell swoop of an entry:

Day Six


In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Thinky thoughts, not especially profound or lengthy... )

Skipping Day 7 for the moment because I do have something to share that I made for [livejournal.com profile] suzll, but she hasn't posted it yet on 8tracks.

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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.


*squirming* but...okay... )

I think I'll put Days 9 & 10 in separate posts. I don't want any recs to go unnoticed, nor do I want my wish list buried. Because I do love tossing wish lists out there, especially when I have a birthday coming up (and unlike asking for complements, I have no problem asking, begging, and whining for fannish things). :D
cairistiona: (isildur's heir)
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Day 3

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser-known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

Lost in the depths of ff.net... )
cairistiona: (snowy)
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Day 3

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser-known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

Lost in the depths of ff.net... )
cairistiona: (snowy)
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Day 2

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Okay, this one's not so squirmy with SSP-ishness. :D
My three places... )
cairistiona: (windblown)


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Day 2

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Okay, this one's not so squirmy with SSP-ishness. :D
My three places... )
cairistiona: (windblown)

Day One

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


(Before answering this, a minor vent about DW... it doesn't save your post as a draft like LJ does. I spent an hour writing up the response, then had to go offline for some reason. I wasn't worried, figuring the draft in its entirety would reappear as it does with LJ... but all I got was a big, fat blank. *sigh* I may gripe about LJ but I do actually prefer it to DW in many ways. Oh well, this new post is no doubt shorter and more concise and I'm not really doing much this New Year's morning anyway.)

The actual challenge response... )
cairistiona: (snowy)
Day One

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


(Before answering this, a minor vent about DW... it doesn't save your post as a draft like LJ does. I spent an hour writing up the response, then had to go offline for some reason. I wasn't worried, figuring the draft in its entirety would reappear as it does with LJ... but all I got was a big, fat blank. *sigh* I may gripe about LJ but I do actually prefer it to DW in many ways. Oh well, this new post is no doubt shorter and more concise and I'm not really doing much this New Year's morning anyway.)

The actual challenge response... )

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