Jan. 12th, 2012

kerravonsen: Hiro with arms spread: "I DID it!" (i-did-it)
I'm quite behind on these...
Day 8
In your own space, talk about a talent (or talents) you have. Everyone's got something they're good at. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Well, yes, I'm good at stuff. And usually when people talk about "talents", they talk about artistic/creative talents. And I could do that. But I won't. I'll talk about another talent I have.

I'm good at explaining things to people.

Perhaps that isn't a talent so much as a skill, but if so, it's a skill that requires certain talents of intelligence, imagination and empathy - yes, empathy. Because the first question I ask someone when they ask me about "X" is - "what do you already know about X?" Because one can always explain something more effectively if you know where the other person is coming from. Imagination? Yes, because imaginative (but precise) metaphors can help people understand things too.

I guess I'm also good at it because I have a passion for understanding people and helping people to understand things.

So that's my talent du jour.
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Day 9

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

At a loss for ideas? Why not scan through the Day 7 posts and see what wishes you can fulfill? You can quick reference the Day 7 participants here and bring some joy to a fellow fan. Have fun!

If you created something for someone on Day 7, feel free to count that for Day 9 as well.

Well, since rec lists and fulfilling wishes both counts, I'll put in here the links to the wishlist answers I gave to various people...
http://sophia-gratia.dreamwidth.org/45708.html?thread=464268#cmt464268 (HP fic recs with religious themes)
http://leoraine.dreamwidth.org/52749.html?thread=113933#cmt113933 (HP fic recs with Snape & Harry mentorship)
http://iiskaa.dreamwidth.org/195292.html?thread=1343452#cmt1343452 (pointer to [livejournal.com profile] writingbuds
http://tuesdaysgone.dreamwidth.org/604375.html?thread=4008663#cmt4008663 (multi-fandom recs)
http://missvmarigold.dreamwidth.org/70863.html?thread=4815#cmt4815 (links to already-made 5th-Doctor-era icons)

But I sort of feel as if I didn't do anything... 8-(
I may come back to this later.
kerravonsen: parchment with slowly appearing writing: "I solemnly swear I am up to no spoilers" (no-spoilers)
Day 10
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Make a recs list, create a Fanlore page for them, link to their archives or masterlists or websites. It can be a detailed, thoughtful analysis, or a squeeful, joyful post. Or maybe a combination of the two.

It was hard to choose for this, since there are so many awesome folks in fandom. But I shall choose [livejournal.com profile] rj_anderson.

It's not just because her fanwork appears multiple times on my Best-of recs page, in more than one fandom. Though that's certainly one of the reasons. I can't remember which of her works I read first, though I think it was probably her author-created-11th-Doctor stories (taken down a while back for Reasons). Every word was polished like a jewel. And then there's "Possessions", her awesome X-Files story, which is again vivid and deep.

But I just realized, in looking back at some of my reviews of her fanwork that she's been responsible for changing my mind about characters - more than once. And one of those characters was Severus Snape, and not only that, Severus Snape in a romantic context (in her "Darkness and Light" series). Which means that she's indirectly responsible for my current love of SS/HG.

Here's to people who make us love the characters even more!

(Of course, she isn't writing much fic nowadays, because she's Gone Pro. But I don't begrudge that, because that's more awesome stuff that she's writing that I can read!)
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Day 11
In your own space, ask for recs. Something as simple as "I like XYZ (where XYZ is a kink, a pairing, a trope, etc) - please rec me some." Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Remember that your rec list doesn’t have to be fic if that’s not what you’re looking for. Some of you might be yearning for good vid recs or fanart or fanmixes or meta or... well, you get the picture, right? ;)

I'm always looking for stories featuring psi powers, especially telepathy and/or telempathy. I don't care if the powers are based on magic or science, I just love telepathy. In any of my fandoms, whether telepathy is part of the canon landscape or not. Whether it be a major part of the universe (Tomorrow People, The Omega Factor), a minor part of the universe (Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Harry Potter, Sapphire & Steel, ST:Reboot), mentioned in passing (Stargate, Highlander, Buffy) or not really part of the universe at all (Sentinel, House, Labyrinth).

Recs, please?
(Note for folks who may have come here via the fandom-snowflake post: I don't read slash.)


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