Resolution: (Fandom) Love Exchange

New Year's Eve Resolutions, Fandom Style

Love Exchange 2014
kpop.wookey
kwritten
Time to Ring in the New Year - Time to Love Exchange!

One thing that you love in exchange for one thing that someone else loves.
 It's a New Year's Resolution of Sharing and Exchanging Love and Squee.

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(1) Comment below with your wishes::

  • I wish someone would watch [insert series or film here]

  • I wish someone would read [insert book here]

  • I wish someone would write [insert prompt here]



Optional: Write a letter to your flist, explaining your squee and emotes for the things you wish to share. This is your place to win people over without being too spoilery - to really tell everyone why you love the things you love and why you want to share them so much.

You can link to your love post in your comment on the main thread, if you wish. Just be sure that the letter is unlocked so that anyone who wishes to can read/see it.


(2) Troll the thread and start granting wishes.

Don't take on too much! Only take what you think you can legitimately accomplish this year! Don't stress yourself out trying to grant all the wishes that look interesting. A year is a long time - but this is supposed to be about love, not about anxiety!


This is an exchange of love - so don't forget to offer something in return!! Either by granting someone else's wish in return, or offering up something else. This part is going to be very personal, so feel free to take wish-granting conversations to your personal journal or PM if that makes you feel more comfortable.
Here's an example of one way to exchange love::

Say you agreed to watch Carnivale but I didn't really like any of your wishes, I could take the initiative to say: "Once you are 5-10 episodes into the series, I will gift you meta/fic/graphics of your favorite character/ship at that point" ... It might not be something anyone specifically asks for or offers right away, but is a viable exchange.
Or: you can take a look at my personal love exchange post from last year.

However you decide your love will manifest is the point - just come in and start sharing what you love and we'll do the same!


We will have random check-ins throughout the year. Little, gentle nudges so that you don't forget. When you "complete" a wish - LET US KNOW!!! Share the squee on the community page! Tell us what you loved, what was interesting, what didn't work for you.
(I promise to actually do this - sorry about the unorganized mess that was 2013)

Also - anything that you promise to create or give - please post in the community page as well. Maybe it will catch someone's eye in March when they have more time and are able to commit!


Please pimp out!
The more you share, the more love there is to go around!


Love Resolution Meme: 2012
toothless
kwritten
share_love_dawn

I hope everyone joins in for this, because I think it has the potential to be a lot of fun!!

We are here on the el-jay - most of my flist is, anyway - for an open exchange of love. We are bonded by certain things that we all love - we found each other through mutual love. But there are things that we love and don't share. Things that we watch, read, listen to, and love that we don't talk about here - either because there are other places of love and sharing for us. Or because it's something just for us that we didn't ever think to share.

This following year, let's give a little back to each other. Let's exchange love.

One thing that you love in exchange for one thing that someone else loves. As a year-long project, that way no one feels overwhelmed or stressed by the implications of taking on something new. It's a New Year's Resolution of Sharing and Exchanging Love and Squee.



How this works:::

(1) Pimp this out to your flists!!! The more people get involved  -  the higher chance you'll stumble upon something really lovely and new. Make banners! Write your letters!


(2) Comment below with your wishes::
  • I wish someone would watch [insert series or film here]
  • I wish someone would read [insert book here]
  • I wish someone would write [insert prompt here]
Wishes can be anything!! What you wish to share doesn't necessarily have to be something that is considered explicitly "fandomy" - - - it can be anything that you love and want to share with someone in the following year.

In this section, you can also tell us what you are willing to give back for your wishes. The exchange doesn't necessarily have to be show for show; or fic for fic. And nothing is set in stone. (see below for examples)


(2) Write a letter to your flist, explaining your squee and emotes for the things you wish to share. This is your place to win people over without being too spoilery - to really tell everyone why you love the things you love and why you want to share them so much.
You can link to it in your comment on the main thread, if you wish. Just be sure that the letter is unlocked so that anyone who wishes to can read/see it. 


(3) Troll the thread and start granting wishes.

Don't take on too much! Only take what you think you can legitimately accomplish this year! Don't stress yourself out trying to grant all the wishes that look interesting. A year is a long time - but this is supposed to be about love, not about anxiety!



This is an exchange of love - so don't forget to offer something in return!! Either by granting someone else's wish in return, or offering up something else. This part is going to be very personal, so feel free to take wish-granting conversations to your personal journal or PM if that makes you feel more comfortable.


Here's an example of one way to exchange::

 Say you agreed to watch Carnivale but I didn't really like any of your wishes, I could take the initiative to say: "Once you are 5-10 episodes into the series, I will gift you meta/fic/graphics of your favorite character/ship at that point" ... It might not be something anyone specifically asks for or offers right away, but is a viable exchange. 

Let me share my love with you. Is the point. However that manifests - go with it.





We will have random check-ins throughout the year. Little, gentle nudges so that you don't forget. When you "complete" a wish - LET US KNOW!!! Share the squee on the community page! Tell us what you loved, what was interesting, what didn't work for you. 

Also - anything that you promise to create or give - please post in the community page as well. Maybe it will catch someone's eye in March when they have more time and are able to commit!




Let's get this Rolling, yes?
toothless
kwritten
In the spirit of the year ending and a new year beginning - I thought that we could all take the opportunity to start a new tradition (or at least try this idea on for size) and create a fandom New Year's Resolution.

This year, let's do a Love Exchange!!!

We are here on the el-jay - most of my flist is, anyway - for an open exchange of love. We are fans who think deep thoughts and write beautiful words about the things that we unabashedly love things together. And we are bonded by certain things that we all love - we found each other through mutual love.

But there are things that we love and don't share. Things that we watch, read, listen to, and love that we don't talk about here - either because there are other places of love and sharing for us. Or because it's something just for us that we didn't ever think to share.

This following year, let's give a little back to each other. Let's exchange love.

One thing that you love in exchange for one thing that someone else loves. As a year-long project, that way no one feels overwhelmed or stressed by the implications of taking on something new. It's a New Year's Resolution of Sharing and Exchanging Love and Squee.

The main meme would be one post, hopefully opening up later this week depending on interest and staying open through the first week of January. This is a New Year's Resolution - so of course anyone can pop in during the year and pick something else up - but we want to make sure as many people connect at the new year as possible.

The reason for a community, and not just a meme through my personal page, would be so that there is a place where everyone can respond and post about the stuff they offered to do over the year. There's a high level of probability that more than one person will ask someone on their flist to watch Twin Peaks and more than one person will actually watch it - this comm will be a place where new loves are given, offered, and found. The idea is not just to find people who share your interests - but to introduce each other to new and lovely loves in our lives and share that new love with each other all year long.


This is an intro-post and a "let's get started" and a "start making banners and telling your friends" post. If you are the mod for another community and would like to share, share, share - I think that would be the most lovely of all lovely things.

Start thinking of what you want to share with everyone and look here for the main love-exchange meme by Friday, that way we can have the week to think it all over and the weekend to be shameless with want and love.



Each person's personal thread will look something like this:::


- I'll watch a season of any TV series if someone will watch the first season of insert series here
- I'll make a picspam of any character if someone will make me a picspam of insert wish here
- I'll write a 1000 word ficlet on the characters/fandom of your choice if someone will write me about something specific

Then underneath that comment, people would take you up on your offer, and wish-request back. 

- Friend A will watch that series, if I watch something for her/him; etc.


Or we can do it as a series of wishes::

- I wish for a season of series
- I wish someone would read insert book here
- I wish someone would write insert prompt here

Then underneath that comment, friends would grant wishes and in turn, I would go to their thread and grant their wish. (This set-up allows for some more mash-ups of the wishes - I wish someone would watch Alias with me, and will in turn will write a fic for Friend A, etc.)


Remember:: What you wish to share doesn't necessarily have to be something that is considered explicitly "fandomy" - - - it can be anything that you love and want to share with someone in the following year.
 
 
((ps - I'm still a newb in all things ~everything, so any suggestions or recommendations or constructive criticism would be amazing - ergo an extra week to get things all settled and started.))

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