balsamandash: (* people are complicated!)
Yeah, I'm still behind. *facepalms* I'm working on it? Anyway.

Day 13: In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

I've been meaning to do this for myself, but it's really hard, not to come up with goals but to keep them reasonable. I end up wanting to cram every tiny thing I'd want to do in the next year onto the list, and... I don't know, maybe if my circumstances and mental health could stay in an ideal place, that'd actually work, but they don't, and it just screws me, because it feels so impossible to succeed that there's no point in starting.

So, let me try to make this without going overboard.

Goals? )
balsamandash: (ff] you give out demolition darling)
Day 9: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

I didn't create a whole lot in the last couple of years, and most things I could think of that are recent I recced in the last two times I did this, so this year I'm going with "older things that haven't gotten a lot of attention and which I'm still fairly proud of". Which is long-winded and also kind of hard for me, because I can see the flaws in my writing way more than the good things, but, here goes.

Fair warning: The Newsflesh one is hard to mention at all without spoilers, though only through book 1, so if you're stringently avoiding, uh, don't even read the notes.

All fics; Sanctuary, Hunger Games, Newsflesh, Firefly )
balsamandash: (s] live a life in flame)
I am once again behind on both days and comments, so today is catch up. Doing things around taking care of offline stuff, which is why the separate posts, more than any worry of length.

Day 8: In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much.

I've mentioned before that while I love the show Sanctuary, I'm really in it for The Five Show, and not for the modern-day team (though I do love Henry). Then the show went ahead and actually gave me a proper episode of The Five Show.

Normandy is basically my happy place.

Some rambling attempts at explanation below the cut. )
balsamandash: Peggy Carter (Agent Carter) running in profile (mcu] a moving target's hard to hit)
Day 7: In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.

I skipped day 5, because I could think of nothing, and I need to do day 6, because yesterday was long and busy, but I wasn't going to do a post for that anyway, so here we are.

I am so awkward with this one, because first of all, asking for love is hard, and I'm so bad at doing anything that's supposed to be open to people to respond; I ramble awkwardly and get weird and I think I scare people off or something, or maybe just my habit of failure at interaction scares people off, or... I don't know. Whatever. Interacting is hard, basically. And then I forget to comment to other people's things, even though I want to, until it's so late I get awkward doing it, and... yeah.

I am trying to work on being less of an awful commenter in both Dreamwidth in general and creative stuff this year, but we'll see. I'm already behind on comment responding for this year, which, please forgive me if I haven't said something to you this week, it's kind of been A Week at points. *facepalm*

Anyway. I'm doing that ramble awfully thing again, so let me cut it off here and say if you give people love, you're awesome, and if you want to give me love in any form, I am always so, so grateful to people who do that, whether or not I remember to say so in a timely fashion.

*flings the post at Dreamwidth and runs flailing away*
balsamandash: Kat (Eastwick) clasping her hands together and looking off and up (ew] the heartlines on your hand)
In your own space, create a fannish wishlist. No limits on size or type of fanwork; just tell us what you’d like to see. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. And if you grant a wish, do the same thing!

Below the cut. )
balsamandash: Peggy Carter (Agent Carter) running in profile (mcu] a moving target's hard to hit)
Day 3: In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

This is my favorite day. I really like reccing shit, okay. Which is why I constantly go overboard. *shrugs*

The theme is Vids With Under 2,000 Plays/Views. Because why not. I meant to write commentary on them, but 1) it's getting late in the day and I want to get to day 4 today too, and 2) they'd all just be incoherent squeeing, honestly. XD

11 Vids: MCU (general and Agent Carter-specific), Hannibal, Leverage, Sanctuary. )
balsamandash: (s] hope in the water)
Brain is still off-kilter but I really don't want to miss participating in Snowflake this year. Hoping I can actually make it to the end for once even! So here's the last two days and I will try and do day 3 tonight or tomorrow. (I like reccing shit anyway so day 3 excites me enough to probably go back to it. XD)

Fandom Snowflake Challenge banner 2018


Day 1: In your own space, talk about why you're participating in Snowflake and, if you’ve participated in the past, how the challenge has affected you. What drew you to it? What did you take away from it? What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Brief, but to keep this post from getting ridiculously long. )

Day 2: In your own space, share a favorite memory about fandom: the first time you got into fandom, the last time a fanwork touched your heart, crazy times with fellow fans (whether on-line or off-line), a lovely comment you’ve received or have left for someone.

Things! )
balsamandash: quote:"I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of repressed instincts held together by spit and coffee." (book] reformed vampire)
(I am going to dance back and do day 7 today at some point, possibly in conjunction with the January meme, since the next prompt I have up I want to do fic for. But here goes.)

Day 8
In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I am far from the first person to say this, but I kind of hate this question. My self-esteem issues are epic and all-consuming and that's without getting into the part where my sense of self is kind of screwed up. But I am trying to get all the days done, so here goes nothing, I guess.

Iiiii stared at this for about ninety minutes and I still kind of copped out on the last one. )
balsamandash: (mcu] if i'm good will you let me come in)
Day 06
In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.


Just a random hodgepodge of requests (betas, fic recs, graphics, worldbuilding, youtube recs) )
balsamandash: Abigail Hobbs (Hannibal) from nose to sternum, twisting her fingers together nervously (han] what a year and what a night)
Day 03
In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


And I've been kind of meaning to think about goals all week, so uh. Let's see. Where to start.

Goals for 2017. )
balsamandash: (s] hope in the water)
Okay, so I had a really lousy couple of days, so I'm gonna try and dance back and do the dropped days of Snowflake and the January Meme later, but I am jumping right into this one first, because recs. I love doing recs so much.

Day 5
In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


The theme for the day is small fandoms, and I only got a little carried away. Six fic and three vids.

If you're ridiculous and you know it, click the cut.... )
balsamandash: (book] words in the heart)
Day 2
In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul.


This was a hard one for me, weirdly enough.

Rambling and multiple answers below. )
balsamandash: (mcu] put on a show)
I'm so happy [community profile] snowflake_challenge is happening again this year, I gleed so hard. Going to see if I can finally manage to do every day to celebrate. It will be the January of ALL THE POSTING, everyone will be so tired of me. :D

Day 1
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Self-recs! )
balsamandash: (mcu] put on a show)
Day 03: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

The theme to this list is "things I'd like to do more of", whether that's media forms or stories I want to continue.

Self-recs below. )


And I will answer comments and generally exist more tonight; I am off to steal 5-ish hours sleep.
balsamandash: quote:"I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of repressed instincts held together by spit and coffee." (book] reformed vampire)
Day 2: In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

This challenge got me to update my fandom list, so that's basically awesomeness already accomplished.

Wishes! )
balsamandash: River Tam (Firefly) laying on the ground and looking up (* our witch)
Day 01

In your own space, talk about why you are doing the Fandom Snowflake Challenge? What drew you to it as a participant? What do you hope to accomplish by doing these challenges? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I did a little bit of the challenge last year, but got distracted/busy. I read along to other people doing it a lot, though, because it makes me excited for fandom all over again. My fannish activity has been pretty low lately, but I love fandom in a lot of ways, and talking about it, and reading what other people have to say about it, reminds me why.

Also, you know, reasons to talk to new people! ...I'm bad at that thing but I'd like to be better at it, so I like participating in things that give something to talk about.

I really hope this is coherent cause I'm on my way to bed and can't entirely tell.
balsamandash: (my blood; your blood; our blood)
In your own space, talk about your fannish origin story. How did you come to fandom, why did you choose your fannish name, do you have more than one secret identity? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

and then there was rambling that i'm not sure even quite answers the question. )
balsamandash: (i make them too or haven't you heard)
I am home early (YAY) and going to take advantage of this to catch up a bit on snowflake challange. i apologize in advance for the spam. which will probably be a retrospective apology by the time most people get to this post but, eh.

In your own space, talk about what surprises you about fandom. It could be a pairing or fandom you never thought you'd like. A fanwork type you never knew existed. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Things that have surprised me. )
balsamandash: (it's just the weight of the world)
I am gonna dance back eventually and do day 7 -- oh boy, do I have Plans for day 7 -- and probably 5 and 6 too, when I am not failing at sleep and two hours past my bedtime already, but in trying to return to being caught up and participating here, let me jump ahead now that there's one I don't have to do much for.

In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.

Like a lot of other people seem to be saying -- openly asking for love is hard and feels weird and kind of makes my brain flail. But that's probably part of the reason why it's good for people to do it. It shouldn't be a bad thing to want love. I am bad at remembering that when it comes to me and one of the first people to champion it to everyone else. So here I am, because it's at least a little easier to do it when it's because someone else has charged me to do it than to do it at random anyway.

In short:
Hey! I am behind and pretty lazy
But here is day eight, so love me maybe?
And we're all hypocrites, it's so silly
I'm gonna sleep now, but love me maybe?
balsamandash: (Default)
In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

Wishlist! )

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