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13 January 2017 @ 04:35 pm
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In your own space, write about a moment in fandom that meant a lot to you.

I'm not sure I can narrow this down to one specific moment, so I'll talk about a few. fandomaid is something that I support whenever I can, and the idea of people from all fandoms pulling together to help those in need after a crisis is just a wonderful and uplifting thing to see, and take part in. On a more everyday level, I love to read and see RL meet ups from my flist; I get such a sense of joy in that! I also like to see the outpourings of love and support to those in fandom who are in need, whatever their situation. I guess what I'm trying to say is that fandom matters, and that we do make a difference, and that means a lot to me ♥
12 January 2017 @ 02:39 pm
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In your own space, post a rec for fannish spaces and resources - comms, challenges, twitters, tumblrs, etc. Tell us about where you hang out.

For fannish squeeing and discussions I'm a big fan of spn_bunker, and I love spn_littlebro for hurt!Sam/Jared recs. There's so many challanges that I look forward to every year, both to take part in and just to relish in all the fanworks they produce and here's just a few of my highlights; spn_summergen, spnspringfling, spn_meanttobe, spn_j2_xmas, sammybigbang and of course spn_j2_bigbang!
10 January 2017 @ 06:12 pm
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In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs.

I've loved H/C for as long as I can remember - in SPN, as well as a lot of other TV shows/books/movies etc, especially if it was a character that I was fond of, or held dear to my heart. Perhaps it's a mothering thing, and part of me wants to fix them? Or maybe it's just the image of a hero showing vulnerability? Or maybe it's a more shallow reason in that they just look pretty in red ;) Whatever it is, I love it.

One of my wishes for Day 6, was H/C icons, and today the absolutely wonderful and generous milly_gal created some icons for me, as well as a picspam of Winchester brother h/c. You can find that here and if H/C is your thing too, you'll  love it!
10 January 2017 @ 03:44 pm
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Send feedback to two fannish people — they can be anyone you want: a writer who’s made you happy, a moderator of your favorite exchange (not us!), a fanartist you avidly follow… There are so many possibilities. Just let someone know you appreciate their work.

This might be cheating slightly (or a lot!) but I just want to thank ALL my flist and the entire SPN fandom for all that they do. Everyone plays their part, whether you're a creator, a commenter, a beta, a moderator etc, because without you we wouldn't be the active fandom and community that we are! So thank you to everyone, and a big group cheer for the year ahead and to season 13! ♥

Also I want to give a huge shout out and thank you to my longest and dearest fandom friend harrigan who lets me pick her brain and bounce fic ideas, and who fixes and betas all my work, and gives me endless inspiration and support; I couldn't play my part in fandom with her. So thank you harrigan for all you do and who your are, and for sticking with me for all these years (and hopefully many more to come!) ♥
09 January 2017 @ 04:02 pm
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In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself.

This is one of those challenges that makes me feel uncomfortable and one that I find very hard to do. Therefore I will not skip this one, and I will make myself do it. So here goes;

1. I'm a good friend. My friends often approach me with personal problems and issues, and I'll always make time to be there and listen, and offer what support I can.   
2. I'm a positive person, and I try hard to focus on the good and not on the negative.
3. I'm fun to be around. I laugh a lot (and it's a loud laugh) and I often makes others, and myself, laugh.
09 January 2017 @ 03:11 pm
The wonderful and oh so generous crowroad3 has written me a deliciously beautiful fic to fill a wish I left on Day 6 of the Snowflake Challenge. As always with crowroad3's work, it's painted with magical words and is just so creative. It's short and perfectly formed, so please read and comment;

How I Want You Green

06 January 2017 @ 04:13 pm
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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. Maybe someone will grant a wish, or maybe you will grant a wish.

1. A h/c Sam Winchester icon would be a lovely treat!
2. A little SPN gen drabble fic. Something about Sam and Dean's final moments together (I can't get enough bittersweet bro-mos!)
3. I'd also like an SPN Christmas icon if possible! Or maybe just a pretty Christmas tree that I can use.
4. I'd like to encourage people to be as active in their fandom as they can! Post and comment, squee and interact, and lets keep our fandoms active, happy, and welcoming places to be.
05 January 2017 @ 12:04 pm
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In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

I try to consume as many fanworks as I can whether it's art, fic, vids, thinky thoughts, etc, so this is actually quite difficult for me. I think I'll go with some recs for things that were created for me for challenges:

1. Hope for Happiness (PG13 Gen. Sam and Dean) by excoyote for spn_summergen. This fic is a thing of quiet and tender beauty and is written with such heart and feeling, and the most gorgeously written Sam POV.

2. Promenade (PG13 Gen. Sam and Dean) by frozen_delight for spnspringfling. This is a beautiful, bittersweet and perfectly formed pocket-sized fic.

3. The Long Road Home (PG13 Gen. Sam and Dean) by kcscribbler for spn_j2_xmas A wonderfully written curtainfic that features so many things that I love, including smart boys, spot on brotherly banter, and a perfect road trip for our boys.

4. Is it cheating to rec my own rec lists? I'm going to do it anyway because there's just so much talent in this fandom. So here is a list of 10 recs from 2016's spnspringfling and here is a list of 10 recs from 2016's spn_summergen.
04 January 2017 @ 06:19 pm
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Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

Once great thing about fandom is meeting new people, and I'm always open to that. I've been (slowly) working my way through the spn_j2_xmas fic and art gifts so I've left quite a comments to new people today and over the last few weeks. But if there's anyone out there who would like to make a new friend, please feel free to drop me a line!