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Day 4: Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

I have been continuing (on and off) to poke around in Yuletide fics and have been leaving comments whenever I could, and most of these have been to new people. Maybe not today, but definitely several yesterday, and there will doubtless be more, so let's count this one as done.

Day 5: In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

This is a creator, in terms of fanworks, and I did this last year, but actually, how to single one person out? Especially when so many of my favourite creators are here on my flist? I didn't feel all that comfortable about it last year, and I still don't now, so I'll skip this one. Let's just say that so many of you right here on my flist are so awesome at making stuff - icons, fic, vids and all sorts of things that you make me wonder why I even bother to attempt anything of my own. Anyway, yay, for glorious fannish things and amazingly talented people! \o/

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?

I don't really have many thoughts about the future of fandom. I'm sure it'll carry on, one way or another. I hope it doesn't all disappear into things like Tumblr where you can't talk properly, but people will carry on liking things, sharing things and arguing and so on wherever and however, I'm sure. Unless there really is a zombie apocalypse, of course.

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 sometimes you're not that bad.


Like several others on my flist, I don't know what to do with this day, either. (We were all British, I notice; sometimes cultural stereotypes are at least semi-true.) I suppose I'm not actually averse to people saying nice things about me, really. But mostly everybody's already very nice to me round here; asking for more is just being greedy. Let's move on, shall we?

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Jan. 22nd, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
The reason stereotypes become stereotypes is because at one time, at least, they held at least a grain of truth.

Anyway, I think you're a lovely person. I feel really privileged to be your friend. You've introduced me to some wonderful things (Spooks, Anne Perry's William Monk series, etc), reminded me of the awesomeness of some things I'd half forgotten (Sapphire and Steel), and even when something hasn't really struck a chord with me (The West Wing - sorry!), I'm still grateful that you liked me enough to make the attempt. I LOVE sharing fandoms with you.
Jan. 23rd, 2014 09:30 am (UTC)
Aww. ♥ ♥ Thank you! It's been a lot of fun, even if I seem to have done an unfair amount of the oppressing. (You've very definitely sent me back to Big Finish at various points, though. I'm sure there were other things...)

And I'm very grateful to be your friend, too! :-)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 10:57 am (UTC)
Yes! You're right - *I* am the Evil Oppressor around here - kindly don't forget it!

Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
*bows humbly before you*

Jan. 23rd, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
See, icon proves it! :D
Jan. 22nd, 2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
It's kind of a Faroese stereotype, too. ;) Although I definitely have very strong need to prove myself/be approved, so that complicates matters.

Edited at 2014-01-22 10:50 pm (UTC)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 09:30 am (UTC)
Aw. *pets* We are both very awesome, yes! ;-)
Jan. 24th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
Anyway, I think you're great. Not to mention awfully patient with my silliness. ;D
Jan. 25th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
Aww. And not at all! ♥ ♥
Jan. 23rd, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
Day 5: is one of the reasons I haven't done the meme. Like you, I can't figure out who I'd choose and it seems... wrong, somehow, to single out one person when I know so many amazing creators.

that you make me wonder why I even bother to attempt anything of my own.

Because the things you make are brilliant! (see icon for example)

Day 12: I can't stand Tumblr either. I don't understand the appeal. Okay, I a bit understand the appeal; not having to talk with people is quick, gratifying, and probably does a lot to mitigate the wank factor, but it also leaves out 98% of what I love about fandom.

Day 8: That's the second question on this meme that confounds me. Asking for praise is something that, in many (most?) cultures is drummed in from a young age as something terribly rude, and I think it's hard to get past that even within the framework of a meme. BUT! Since you didn't actually ask:

I think you're absolutely lovely. The sheer joy you take in obscure fandoms and actors is contagious, so that I feel happy even if I don't end up following that fandom (and then, there are the occasions when I do and it is glorious). Thank you for sharing your fannish joy; for being a bringer of links (to random pairing generators!); a great leader among penguins, a maker of comms, a distributor of icons, and a perpetrator of cake!fic.
Jan. 23rd, 2014 09:35 am (UTC)

I don't mind Tumblr - it's useful for posting images, and it's not that you can't communicate on it, but it's going all round the houses to do what LJ does really simply. Plus, my computer dies at all the gifs, anyway. But, yes. *nods* (And it doesn't eliminate any of the worse side of fandom - because there's less discussion, it all denegerates into angry reblogging in caps lock even faster.)

Yes - I can never do them even when they're a big anonymous love meme with lots of people taking part for the same reason. But thank you for the compliments. And, don't worry, I know how ridiculous some of my old TV is, though, yeah, some of it can be also very awesome. (B7, obviously, and S&S.) Anyway, you are the originator of cake!fic! So. ♥
Jan. 23rd, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
Brits should have a special 'Clap each other on the back womanfully, exchange extremely brief eye contact, and proffer the biscuit tin' meme. It might be short on text, but heavy on HobNob and custard cream pics.

Wanna Jammie Dodger?
Jan. 23rd, 2014 09:36 am (UTC)
If you don't mind, I think I'd rather have that Hob Nob, but thank you very much indeed. *passes the biscuit tin back to you*

Jan. 23rd, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
I did someone off my f-list for day 5 because I felt it wasn't fair to rate someone above the other and because I couldn't choose one!

I think you're marvellous anyway, an excellent cheerleader and keep things entertaining even when it's not about David Collings;)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
I did it last year (5, that is), but I think once was enough. Or maybe next year, who knows? :-)

And thank you! ♥ I am a rubbish literal cheerleader, I have no co-ordination, so it's nice to be a good metaphorical online one.
Jan. 23rd, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
Um, hi, I've been thinking of friending you for a while, and this seems like as good a moment as any. We have several mutual friends and some fandoms in common.
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! And, hi, welcome! I do recognise your name, and I've friended you back. :-)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
Fandom Snowflake has been very weird this year. More snowflake, less fandom. I'm glad I decided to give it a miss! Mind you, I only got around to answering about four of the questions last year.

Since a love meme is clearly a rubbish idea, should we have a hate meme instead?! ;)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think it's about even on the whole, but there were a couple odd questions, and then a couple that were the same I didn't want to do again. But they're flexible, so hey, it's fine. :-)

I don't think I could cope with a hate meme, either. Would you like one of these biscuits oonaseckar is handing round instead? (Biscuit memes FTW!)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
Biscuits! Yep, I'm definitely on board with a biscuit meme. I have some caramel chocolate digestives around somewhere...

Damn, edited because LJ did something weird. I think I broke it again, sorry.

Edited at 2014-01-23 07:05 pm (UTC)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
LJ was being weird generally earlier - I think it just broke itself as usual.

Yayy! I may have some custard creams or bourbons or something...
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