Resolution: (Fandom) Love Exchange

New Year's Eve Resolutions, Fandom Style

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Love Resolution Meme: 2012
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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!


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If one of your wishes is for a live theatre fandom and the only way to watch it is via, er, questionably legal methods, is it still okay to link to sources?

It is far more difficult trying to narrow this down than you would think! So here's my much smaller list::

Watching:
- I wish someone would watch Carnivale
- I wish someone would watch Alias
- I wish someone would watch LOST
- I wish someone would watch a korean drama
(negotiable - ask for a genre)

Reading:
- I wish someone would read His Dark Materials
- I wish someone would read Cornelia Funke's Ink-books
- I wish someone would read Niels & Gang. (Or any of Humon's comics, really)

*** both series are delicious audiobooks as well!

Listening:
- I wish someone would listen to "The Other Lost Podcast" (my most selfish wish)
- I wish someone would listen to Podcastle

Edited at 2012-12-27 01:16 pm (UTC)

I'm totally gonna watch You're Beautiful for you. It's gonna happen.

And I know it's not on your list, but Twin Peaks, too.

And I will read the Ink books, too!

Watching:
I wish someone would watch Friday Night Lights
I wish someone would watch Shut Up Flower Boy Band (and if you need me to help you find access to it, I totally will)
I wish someone would watch School 2013 (same as above)
I wish someone would watch The Thin Man movies

Reading:
I wish someone would read Octavia Butler's Kindred
I wish someone would read M.M. Kaye's Shadow of the Moon (but the 600-page version, not the shortened version)

Writing:
I wish someone would write some Infinite fic :D
I wish someone would write some miss A fic
I wish someone would write Shut Up Flower Boy Band fic
I wish someone would write Goong/Princess Hours fic

I wish someone would read Octavia Butler's Kindred
I really ought to - I keep saying I will. Remind me to do this.

If you give me prompts for what you want re- Goong fic... I may be able to pull out something for you! ... /maybe


Not sure most of those are really fandom-y? But I still want people to take a look at them so WHATEVS.

Watching:
I wish someone would watch Farscape.
I wish someone would watch Shut up! Flower boy band.
I wish someone would watch Running Man.

Reading:
I wish someone would read The solitude of the prime numbers.
I wish someone would read The name of the wind.
I wish someone would read Invisible monsters (Chuck Palahniuk).

Listening:

I wish someone would listen to Nell.
I wish someone would listen to Lunafly.
I wish someone would listen to Mate.

Writing:
I wish someone would write Hojong fic.
I wish someone would write Hanchul fic.
I wish someone would write about KPOP LADIES fic.
I wish someone would write HET kpop fic (Infinite/some ladies? Pretty please?).


Missing so much here, but. I will link my post soon :) POST!

Edited at 2012-12-27 10:59 pm (UTC)

thanks for playing!

I wish someone would watch Shut up! Flower boy band.

I have promised this to penny_lane_42 - BUT! When I finish, prompt me fic and I shall deliver it unto you :)


Watching (TV edition)

+I wish someone would watch Copper
+I wish someone would watch Bomb Girls
+I wish someone would watch Spartacus
+I wish someone would watch Twin Peaks

Watching (movie edition)

+I wish someone would watch Perfect Creature
+I wish someone would watch Hanna
+I wish someone would watch Stigmata
+I wish someone would watch Brick

Watching (theatre edition)

+I wish someone would watch Newsies

Reading

+I wish someone would read Stones
+I wish someone would read The Lions of Al-Rassan
+I wish someone would read Women of the Otherworld
+I wish someone would read Throne of the Crescent Moon

Post!

Edited at 2012-12-28 03:57 am (UTC)

Perfect Creature sounds VERY relevant to my interest. But I am scared little baby. So. Am I going to survive this experience?

Also. BRING BROADWAY TO MEEEEEE!!!!

Watching:
I wish someone would watch Veronica Mars
I wish someone would watch Psych
I wish someone would watch Moonrise Kingdom
I wish someone would watch Cabin in the Woods
I wish someone would watch The Newsroom

Reading:
I wish someone would read The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
I wish someone would read The Diviners Also by Libba Bray
I wish someone would read Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

Writing (this is by far the most selfish, and most just-putting-it-out-there part of the list):
I wish someone would write Cabin in the Woods, post-movie, Dana/Marty fic where they try to survive in the world they created
I wish someone would write BtVS, post-series, Willow/Faith fic with the two of them dealing with their issues and their darkness, and helping each other
I wish someone would write plotty, Buffy/Spike, S7, canon-compliant fic, secret relationship fic, where they're together but not ~together (except they totally are).
I wish someone would write The Newsroom, Don/Sloane fic

I'll be posting a more detailed list about the shows/movies/books on my journal, tomorrow and I'll come back and link it.

OMG!

I wish someone would write Cabin in the Woods, post-movie, Dana/Marty fic where they try to survive in the world they created
I wish someone would write BtVS, post-series, Willow/Faith fic with the two of them dealing with their issues and their darkness, and helping each other
I wish someone would write plotty, Buffy/Spike, S7, canon-compliant fic, secret relationship fic, where they're together but not ~together (except they totally are).



THESE! *C* Totally!

Watching TV

I wish someone would watch The Hour.
I wish someone would watch Coupling
I wish someone would watch Smash
I wish someone would watch season 1 of One Tree Hill.



Reading

I wish someone would read His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. Trust me on this. The most fantastic fantasy ever. One of the wisest trilogies I've ever read. You will fall in love with everyone. Lyra is the most fantastic girl in existence.
I wish someone would read the Sandman comics. One of the best literary works ever. I'll say nothing more.


Writing

I wish someone would write The Hour fic. Bel/Freddie is my love.
I wish someone would write PotC Jack Sparrow/Tia Dalma fic.
I wish someone would write tVD Damon/Elena fic in which Elena goes crazy (think Drusilla in Buffy, or anyone who went crazy ever) and they just live and go around and kill people.
I wish someone would write me some lovely Gossip Girl Georgina/Jack fic.
I wish someone would write some tVD Caroline/Kol. Pretty brats forever.

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Edited at 2012-12-29 01:00 am (UTC)

I've got the first two [whatever the name is in English] of Sandman, but I refuse to read before I have them all. I'm thinking I'll go get them this month because I really, really want to read it.

FLAILING SO HARD RIGHT NOW.

I am home at last. LET'S GET PLAYING. I just need a bit more time for real life stuff and then I want to wallow in the love with y'all.

*twirls*


ETA : back with my list of weird wishes! That isn't neatly arranged at all because I don't understand the word concise. I did my best tho :)



Watching :

- I wish someone would watch Life With Derek.
- I wish someone would watch Dreyer's Joan of Arc and come cry with me over the beauty of Falconetti's performance (and how gorgeous Artaud is).
- I wish someone would watch a Spanish series with me. I've found a pilot that I really loved in Los Misterios de Laura. But I'm absolutely open to other suggestion, so don't hesitate! *serenades Doris*


Reading :

- I wish someone would read The Second Sexe by Simone de Beauvoir along with me so that I can have somebody to cling to every step of the way.
- I wish someone (most of my negative-space-obessed flist tbh) would get into the miraculous work of Samuel Beckett.
- I wish someone would get into German Romanticism, especially Novalis and especially the Blue Flower motif I am obsessed with.


Writing :

- I wish someone would write Janelle Monae/Bruno Mars RPF, where Bruno rightfully worships the ground on which Janelle dances.
- I wish someone would write The Vampire Diaries, pre-series emo!Jeremy in which he is battling school while dealing with ADHD and addiction. (If this were to play after the accident, I would die happy. But if it played while his biggest wound remains the cold hard reality he will never be part of a garage rockband? Then I would die very happy too.)


Most selfishest~ wishes :

- I wish someone would do an hair updo!challenge of squee with me.
- I wish someone would help me with the structure of my huge TVD-illumination project. What I need are deadlines, constructive criticism, but mostly nagging and somebody to scream my insecurities to. I need someone to love this project enough to hold my hand through it with an iron grip. (Basically : I wish someone would volunteer to be my worst nightmare and my best
friend all wrapped up into one by wipping some structure into my forever-distracted brain.)
- I wish people would request calligraphy/illumination from me. This is my dearest wish as I am in great anguish over the fact that I am drawing/painting/writing no more (and therefore losing more of my abilities everyday).

I'm still working on my letter, but it's past 5am now, so it won't be up right away. Hopefully in the next few days :)


Edited at 2012-12-31 04:28 am (UTC)

Life With Derek! :D :D everyone should watch that, tbh.

In terms of wish fulfillment, I will totally request calligraphy from you! What sort of requests would you be the most excited to get?

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