Resolution: (Fandom) Love Exchange

New Year's Eve Resolutions, Fandom Style


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We have a head start with our Victorious/Skins exchange, you clever girl \O/

also, loving the idea, it's all sorts of shiny ♥ and I can already tell I will need someone to flail over The Hour with me.

Yes, it's where I got the idea ♥

This is not very related, but what you should be doing is going to this ficathon here and prompting Blair fic for me to write ♥


I left you a disgusting amount of prompts ... no go forth! Seduce me with your words and our ladies!

Do we also get the chance to turn things down? Like, just because I want someone to watch a season of Twin Peaks doesn't mean I'm willing to watch, like, a season of a sitcom. (I have a thing about sitcoms.) So there's negotiation that happens, yes? Hopefully with a totally shame-free veto option, like "No, thank you."

Yeah - that's why I like the second option better, tbh. Just a list of wishes and people grab them - and then you troll the comments and grab what you want. Instead of a 1:1 ratio (I give you something, if you'll give me something) - it'll be a bit more messy, possibly ... but it will ~hopefully prevent something like that from happening.

aka: "I wish someone would watch S1 of Twin Peaks"

You grant that wish

and then I pick something from your list to grant in return

For me personally, I think I'd prefer to broker deals with individuals, because then it's sort of a mutual thing, you know? I watch your show, you watch my show, we report back to each other. It's personal, and therefore more motivating. As opposed to a free-for-all where I promise to watch Show X out of some sense of balance because someone promised to watch my Show Y.

So for myself, I think I like the first option better. YMMV, obvs. :)

Yes. I see what you are saying and I feel your feels.

What I'm hoping for is a way in which a more personalized Exchange can be met. It doesn't necessarily have to be show for show; or fic for fic.

"I will do this IF you do this one specific thing" is what I'm hoping to avoid. Because that's not going to work. The more "open" forum allows for more give, I think. Not an obligation but...

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.

So it is going to have to be personal. And probably not as formulaic. Which is possibly more feasible with the second set up? But I think it will all depend on each person.

I mostly just don't want anyone to think they can grant a wish because of an implied "if I-then you" situation.

Ah. I see. I wonder if just modeling some possible conversations, as you've done here, would be helpful? Another one that seems useful to me would be along the lines of, "I see you'd like to convince someone to watch the first season of Victorious. Would you be interested in trading a season of Twin Peaks?" Because then it's up to the Victorious person whether they take the offer or not. There's no coercion there, just negotiation.

I'm not sure that made any sense. :P

This makes perfect sense!

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