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Dearest Little Comm That Could:

lilyfarfalla and joandarck and I were sitting around drinking hot holiday drinks and discussing fannish things today after seeing the new Sherlock Holmes movie (omg the slashiest. so amazing.) and we decided continuing the fannish cheer was in order...as swell as sga_saturday is, we know more awesome stuff is going on in the greater SGA community that we're not hearing about, more cool comms, more terrific stories that aren't coming to our attention for whatever reason, more squee we don't get to participate in. How can we link people together?

I mentioned akamine_chan's awesome Snowflake Challenge, and Joan said it reminded her of the fine old tradition of china_shop's Fandom Appreciation Challenges, except in a self-appreciative way (which I can totally get behind.)

But Lily and I think we should try the Fandom Appreciation thing...it sounds like just the ticket. I don't have any details beyond what Joan described, but here's what we suggest: create a rec posting in your journal of 1-3 works, stories, happenings, squees, whatever: things of interest you want to share with us that you think we might have missed (they can also be works of your own you feel passed unnoticed.)

Comment right here with a link to your posting(s).

All this month, in addition to posting, we will go to each other's links, read and hopefully enjoy each other's recs, and if we do, we will comment, even if only with an "I enjoyed this!" Because here's the kicker: we get points for commenting on the stuff we like.

Commenting is important. Commenting turns this from a distant transaction to an interaction, from a spectator sport to a dialogue. Comments make writers and artists eager to create more, podficcers want to read until their throats get all rusty. :)

So please make yourself comment even if you are normally reticent! Report back to us on the number of comments you have made at the end of the month. The bonus: folks who participate the most in this challenge will be awarded VALUABLE PRIZES. As yet undetermined. But serious! :D

Okay. This is our first try at this, but let's give it a shot.

ETA: Folks, don't forget to track this entry!

ETA2: We now have our own banner!


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Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:44 am (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:44 am (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:54 am (UTC)
I love this idea! And I swear, on everything holy, that I'm gonna help out as much as posible!
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
Re: Yes!!!!
wee!! thanks, brother!
Jan. 2nd, 2012 08:51 am (UTC)
Commenting is important. Commenting turns this from a distant transaction to an interaction, from a spectator sport to a dialogue. Comments make writers and artists eager to create more, podficcers want to read until their throats get all rusty.


That is all.
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:49 am (UTC)
What a wonderful idea! I already started: 3 SGA gen fic recs, focusing on team friendship
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
Hee! This is awesome that you're doing this! Here are my three! They're what I'd call my "Start here if you've never read my stuff before" fics. \o/
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
[Drive-by stranger:] If you're going all month, have you thought of posting to Fandom Calendar? This sounds just like something that would fit in there. You can post mono-fandom events, hosting on LJ is absolutely fine, and you don't have to have a banner or anything.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
done! and we now have our own banner. :)

Jan. 2nd, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
I won't be able to play everyday, but this is a wonderful! Looking forward to meeting new people!

I wrote my three things for today here: http://goddess47.livejournal.com/48129.html
Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
Here's my addition: http://sgamadison.livejournal.com/178059.html

I checked and found out the fanmix files have expired, so I will have to correct that, but I have to go back to work now! :-)

Great idea--I've been meaning to make a greater effort to read more this year. Now I have the perfect excuse!
Jan. 16th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Ooh, I've been meaning to say thanks for posting a fanmix! I listen to some of the fanmixes I downloaded ages ago all of the time and I wish I knew where I'd got them from so I could link...
(no subject) - sgamadison - Jan. 16th, 2012 02:04 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!
Thanks to you guys, I started up my own meme. I call it "The Seven Days of Fandom Squee", and I'll be doing it for - you guessed it - the next seven days.

My day 1 entry is here: http://squidgiepdx.livejournal.com/63162.html

And all about the "Seven Days of Fandom Squee" that I came up with this afternoon is here: http://squidgiepdx.livejournal.com/62845.html
Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!!!
oh, what an awesome meme! \o/
Re: Thank you!!! - lilyfarfalla - Jan. 16th, 2012 01:58 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Thank you!!! - squidgiepdx - Jan. 20th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:02 am (UTC)
Re: eee!
Re: eee! - hoktauri - Jan. 4th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: eee! - esteefee - Jan. 4th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: eee! - hoktauri - Jan. 5th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
Got a quick question: can we link to recs we did for the Snowflake challenge? If so, can they be for more than three works? For example, today I rec'd 3 fics, 2 art pieces and one comm--all SGA.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
but of course! the more the better, and snowflake is what started us down this whole path. :)
(no subject) - telesilla - Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:11 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
This falls right into line with one of my challenges to myself this year to read more AND then comment on what I read! Hooray for having something pretty with which to share my intent to do this!!!
Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
yay! \o/
(no subject) - lar_laughs - Jan. 3rd, 2012 05:31 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - lar_laughs - Jan. 6th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 4th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
My first rec post was the first day of the snowflake challenge and it was all my own work, and I really wanted to rec other people's works, so here are more:

All in line with the meme started by squidgiepdx:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three

Heh, some of these may look familiar to the sga_saturday veterans among us...
Jan. 4th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
\o/!!! 9 for the price of one!
Jan. 5th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
Great idea! Here are my three SGA recs, all in different media:
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