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.))