kiki_eng: striped mug held by a woman wearing a sleeveless top (Hawaii Five-0) (mug held by Kono)
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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.

TRADITION!

(Link to Fiddler.)

I've done the snowflake challenge for a couple years running now and I like it. I like the way it starts off a new year, when things feel sort of fresh and full of possibility. I am totally cynical about everything, but I love how people are at the start of the new year, how in the early hours of the morning in a city - where often people make it a policy to ignore everyone as much as possible - people will wish strangers happy (I think that's great) and I love that sort of boundless optimism that can show up at the beginning of the year - I can do things! This is easy! I could make a post every day and so on. Things are shiny and new and optimistic in the new year and I feel like [community profile] snowflake_challenge is a really good match for that, and it had that attitude even before it adopted this time slot. It's incredibly friendly and kind of affirming and the mods are fabulous each year. It's a really lovely time.

I enjoy starting off my fannish year with this challenge; it makes me happy. I discovered yesterday that I had not checked my reading list for well over a week; I've been sort of failing at dreamwidth/fannish activity/communication for a while, so, the thing where the snowflake challenge means structured posting is good for me this year - even if/when I opt out of some challenges that's still better than I've been doing, and so in that vein, and in that vein of wild optimism/delusion*, I further challenge myself, to the old December meme from a few years ago - shifted to January and cut in half.

(*I do actually think it'll be fine.)

Pick a date below and give me a topic you want me to discuss. You can request multiple topics (as long as they’re on different days — one topic per day!).

January 16 Sci-fi tropes that you love [personal profile] calvinahobbes
January 17 Hmmm...going back to your first fandom roots? [personal profile] readbystarlight
January 18 What do you consider your gateway fandoms? [personal profile] readbystarlight
January 19 SGA, Harry Potter (were you ever in HP?) [personal profile] readbystarlight
January 20
January 21
January 22 Female friendships. [personal profile] sinesofinsanity
January 23
January 24 Femslash! Now that you brought it up :D [personal profile] calvinahobbes
January 25 non-human, non-humanoid characters. Something about them in their own world and how it works for them [personal profile] sinesofinsanity
January 26 A book that you didn't expect to like (but ended up loving) [personal profile] lucifuge5
January 27 Asian media that you would rec and why more people need to watch/read/hear it [personal profile] calvinahobbes
January 28 A media (book, movie, etc.) that you like reccing to people all the time. [personal profile] lucifuge5
January 29 minor character(s) that stood out to you. Was there ever a minor character that you invented a backstory or future or side adventure for because you needed/wanted to see more of them than was ever intended to be in canon? [personal profile] sinesofinsanity
January 30
January 31

Heads Up: I tend not to link a lot of RL information to my fannish identity, so, if you request something to do with that I might not feel comfortable writing about that and ask if there's something else you're interested in - or I might be fine. Depends. (Sorry that's a bit vague.)

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Date: 2016-01-02 09:18 pm (UTC)
calvinahobbes: Calvin holding a cardboard tv-shape up in front of himself (Default)
From: [personal profile] calvinahobbes
Femslash! Now that you brought it up :D

Sci-fi tropes that you love

Asian media that you would rec and why more people need to watch/read/hear it

Something about the space for Asian source things in fandom in general - crossover potential, lack of access, disinterest, IDK, maybe it's just that I repeatedly find it difficult to get involved and stay involved with Asian media (feel free to problematize my broad usage of Asian)

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Date: 2016-01-03 10:05 am (UTC)
calvinahobbes: Calvin holding a cardboard tv-shape up in front of himself (Default)
From: [personal profile] calvinahobbes
You are right, they are very thinky; please feel free to ignore that :D

I think with involved I meant both sticking a show, but also remembering that there are non-English language options out there.

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Date: 2016-01-12 06:42 am (UTC)
calvinahobbes: Calvin holding a cardboard tv-shape up in front of himself (Default)
From: [personal profile] calvinahobbes
I missed this comment somehow?? I think I didn't get an email notif! Anyway, thank you, I'll be back with a proper reply later!!

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Date: 2016-01-03 09:09 pm (UTC)
readbystarlight: Aeryn has a gun and knows how to use it. (Aeryn)
From: [personal profile] readbystarlight
Hmmm...going back to your first fandom roots?
SGA, Harry Potter (were you ever in HP?)
What do you consider your gateway fandoms?
That's all I got at the moment?
Much luck :)

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Date: 2016-01-04 04:28 am (UTC)
elizabeth_rice: Snoopy typing on his typewriter (Default)
From: [personal profile] elizabeth_rice
*\o/*

I don't really have a topic for you, but I love your post and I agree with you, the beginning of the new year does feel fresh. I hope you enjoy the rest of the challenges.

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Date: 2016-01-08 01:50 pm (UTC)
sinesofinsanity: For use in leading quests and destorying balrongs (Default)
From: [personal profile] sinesofinsanity
Sorry I'm late!

- non-human, non-humanoid characters. Something about them in their own world and how it works for them
- minor character(s) that stood out to you. Was there ever a minor character that you invented a backstory or future or side adventure for because you needed/wanted to see more of them than was ever intended to be in canon?
- Specifically on Jan 22: Female friendships.

:D

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Date: 2016-01-08 03:21 pm (UTC)
lucifuge5: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lucifuge5
I am totally cynical about everything, but I love how people are at the start of the new year, how in the early hours of the morning in a city - where often people make it a policy to ignore everyone as much as possible - people will wish strangers happy (I think that's great) and I love that sort of boundless optimism that can show up at the beginning of the year

This! I really like the idea of a new year and approaching things with optimism. :)

Topics:

* A book that you didn't expect to like (but ended up loving)

* A media (book, movie, etc.) that you like reccing to people all the time.

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