Myth - spring blonde

Snowflake Challenge Days 4, 5, and 6



Day 4

Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them. Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!"


I'm really bad at this one, but I do reply to everyone who talks to me! Does that count? Anyway, i always welcome new friends, especially if they update LJ and have a desire to interact with me. I get frustrated when i have a ton of people who never comment. No one ever has to say something to everything, but I put out too much personal stuff to have primarily lurkers (unless I've known you forever, then it's okay, I undestand).

Day 5

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I'm not overly involved anymore, but here's a go.

1) [community profile] interhouse_fest. We ARE planning on running another round, hopefully soonish, though we would like a third person to help with the scut work, given one of us has two small children and the other is just lazy apparently (that would be me, yes). We're an awesome HP fest comm that promotes stories between people of different houses. It's fun! We just have to get the ball rolling.

2) one_bad_man is an excellent recommendation group and I'e read a bunch of stuff that is delightful from them.

3) sshg_giftfest also puts out some of the best writing! even if I do try to convince some of those awesome people to try different htings sometimes ;)

Day 6

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.


I am a greedy person lol

1) I would love some more icons. Right now I'm leaning towards dinosaurs/Jurassic Park/Jurassic World. Honestly mostly of the dinos :P Maybe even a layout, but I'm perfectly content with icons.

2) Art of anything I've written my works on AO3.

3) money for Misticon :P haha yeah right. But maybe I wasn't as greedy as I'd thought I was. First two are my wishes!

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Dresden - polka will never die

Snowflake Challenge Day 3



Day 3

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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Oh, this is difficult. Everyone knows that HP is my favorite forever, but i'm not actually sure I have a favorite bit of canon.

Except maybe that I love thestrals.

My favorite episode, ever, of Star Gate is the Time Loop episode. Season 4, episode whatever. Lmao. I love that one so much.

There's a TON of things I love in Jim Butcher's Dresden files. He's such a good world builder. But Sue.... Sue is my favorite.

Really i could rattle on about a lot of things I love, really. It's so hard to choose.

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Mummy - it's just a book

Snowflake Challenge Day 2



Day 2

Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.



1) The Alexandra Quick series, an HP spinoff type thing, by Inverarity. Love these and they've written the next book and are in edits. I need to find time to reread them at some point.

2) I'm not sure if I recced this last year or not, but the Love is for Children series set in the MCU verse featuring the avengers. It features non-sexual age play and is really good. It's my "I need a boost and a safe place" reading and I really recommend it.

I've not been reading much fanfic in the last year, but I know there's plenty of others.

3) and because I love dinosaurs... Pushing Boundaries series.

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Snowflake Challenge Day 1



Day 1

In your own space, talk about your Happy Place—the things that give you joy, calms you or keeps you sane. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Mostly my happy place these days is getting to go out on my horse. This last year was atrocious in many respects, including that I spent almost the first half thinking I'd have to put Butterfly down. Luckily, knock on wood, that has not had to happen, but I am grateful every time I get to ride her, even if it's just for a walk (like what I'll be doing later today, since it's way too muddy to do anything more than that).

Reading has also been my happy place this past year. I read about 100 books, give or take, and in fact listened to most of those on audio.

Snuggling with the pup on the couch is also pretty on up there.

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Myth - spring blonde

Snowflake Challenge Days 4 and 5

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Day 4

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.


Oh yeah, this one. Heh. I'm a greedy bitch, honestly. So let's see, I'm probaby repeating myself.

1. Fanart of anything I've written. AO3 page. Or of my RP characters :P

2. A new layout for LJ or DW. The former is ancient, the latter generic. I'm completely unfamiliar with DW layouts so I'd need help putting it in place as well.

3. More people participating in [community profile] interhouse_fest next year! Lots of chance for both beloved OTPs AND rare pairs :D

4. Someone to help me overhaul my one novel length fic written a couple of years ago for the SSHG giftfest. Given how quickly I wrote it, the end especially needs some work.

5. Participate more! Comment on things! Fics, artses, just regular entries! Make fandom live again!


Day 5

Recommend a fannish or creative resource.


Honestly I'm not sure what to recommend here. I go to google and just research everything LOL

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Beauty Beast - book love

Snowflake Challenge Day 3

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Day 3

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.


I'm gonna give you a variety that I've enjoyed this year, just because.

1. Love is for Children series - MCU - non-sexual age-play with fluff and angst featuring all the Avengers and Phil Coulson. I somehow get some serious comfort out of this series and sometimes turn to it for just that.

2. Pushing Boundaries and series - Jurassic World - a fic written based only on the previews of the movie in which Owen Grady has preturnatural powers and ends up the alpha of a raptor pack.

3. Raptor Raptor Burning Bright - Jurassic World - in which Owen Grady discovers that the raptors are not only smart but sapient, and proceeds to try to save them.

4. Interhouse Fest round-up - honestly almost everything here was delightful and I recommend them.

5. Luna Lovegood by Mywitch, but tbh any of her art makes me happy.

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Myth - spring blonde

Snowflake Challenge Day 2

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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.


Oh my, there's over a decade's worth of memories. I remember WIKTT, and I have to honor it because it brought me one of my very best friends, delayedpoet. It also brought me my very first HP RP, and I've subsequently found all of my best friends from that particular cascade of events. I remember my first ever convention, Portus courtesy of the brilliant somigliana. I remember the most vibrant years in college, where I was at my most productive, writing-wise. Particularly [Bad username: romancingthewizard]. This year modding interhousefest with katmarajade -- the good and the bad! I know I made her laugh with all my hair pulling antics. All my years of Misti, and how much I look forward to it every year.

I have so many good memories. I do wish it were a little more active. But honestly so long as we persist, it will be!

Fandom is my happy place but even more than that -- those of you I've met through fandom are my happy place. Those of you who are there for me, and continue to be there for me, in the good times and the bad. You are my favorite memories, even if you're not here anymore.

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Myth - spring blonde

Snowflake Challenge Day 1

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?


I've participated in it, in part at least, for several years now. I like the sense of community I get from it as well as trying to get in the habit of posting every day, which is something I'd really like to start doing again. It's a challenge I've always especially enjoyed.

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