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Fannish Resolutions, 2006
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I got my first crammed charges on my phone bill today--actuallly, one has been there a while, but I didn't fix it becuse I was trying ot find out if my sister, God rest her and keep her safe on the internet, was doing her usual thing of surfing the most dangerous websites in the universe and signed me up for something while not exactly meaning to. I mean, there are reasons I shell out a lot to McAfee for per-computer protection and check the files on Brian regularly. Seriously, what does she *do* on those sites? Gah.

Anyway, crammed. I'm pissed, but also kind of--I don't know, all feeling grown up. I mean, there are all these signs fo growing up. Getting your period, getting a job, your first student loan payment, eating at a restaurant just because you want to and leaving a tip, going to buy your first item at an adult shop, or turn quite red while someone illustrates the use of something in a shop, and so on and so on. It's--kind of an aww moment. Kind of a pissy moment, too, but awww.

I'm otherwise, kind of feeling the boredom.

Um. Well. Part of my resolution for the new year was to be a more responsible fangirl and interact with my community. So here is my Fannish Resolution List.

Fangirl Resolutions:

1.) Leave feedback on everything I read. Okay, I'm starting that one yesterday, but I could totally go through all the fic I stored in memories and at least leave a line saying, read loved more! I can do that. I mean, I really don't believe everyone reads my LJ enough to see when I rec them and know I would harvest organs for them if they needed them. I could totally be that urban legend story of kidneys taken, except for my lack of skill, terror of blood, and strong dislike of ice.

2.) Participate in at least one challenge and turn it in on time.

3.) Join a community and actually interact with the members. Host a challenge, help with an archive, run a community, something to fulfill my fannish responsibities as a contributing member of the community.

4.) Act as regular beta to someone other than amireal. *hangs head* This is a big one. She's the first I've worked with in *years* and I'm well aware that I'm not being reciprocal, especially when I check the word count of stuff I've sent off for beta.

5.) Chat with people I have never met. Chat rooms are not filled with people who hate you. Chat rooms are not filled with people who hate you. Seriously, me and paranoia need to come to a parting of ways here already. If I can go to slumberparty and not hide in teh bathroomm the entire time, I can use trillian and IRC without a paper bag.

6.) Finish my WiPs. At least one. Finish Landscape. Please God, finish Landscape.

7.) Comment on other people's entries. I like my friendslist. I mean, I only friend people I like, ergo, I should show them I like them and not just read entries.

8.) Attend a convention. Seriously, see five. Where in the name of God did this freakiness *come from*?

9.) Do more things to Madelyn that appear stalkery but are actually calculated to make her feel secure in her favorite status, cause Christ, she holds *grudges* and let's face it, she's the only person in Lj who honest to God scares you to death. Start with another email campaign, since that was just fun. Add Pru in randomly just to freak her out. Maybe Nif and Lyra and CJ and Celli as well. If they've known me this long and haven't cut me off and/or organized against me, I figure they'll live through me going through a period of slavish love and appreciation for them.

10.) At least five meta posts this year. Not necessarily SGA related, but at least five on something fannish. Who cares if it's been said before? Like I have the kind of memory that *keeps up* with this sort of thing. Separately, two long feedback-type posts on at least two stories by two separate authors, minimum five hundred words per story, explaining why I like something or love something.

11.) Take suggestion from flist on one more resolution.

I had this really bad moment the other night when I read back in my LJ and noted how my participation in the fannish community has gone down appreciably in teh last year or two. More, I was blowing off stuff that I hate when other people blow off, and that's kind of lowering. I mean, I make the excuse that I don't participate because I don't want to disappoint when I don't do my challenge on time (three years running have avoided all the Christmas challenges), or don't do what I'm supposed to, but seriously, lowering my expectations of myself does not like, make it *better*. It's not too much to ask of myself to be **part of the community that I'm enjoying.

ETA: Okay, it has to be jsut me, but does anyone ever had this hideously maudlin and strange desire to vid John to Boulevarde of Broken Dreams? I don't even *vid*, but man, I can see all these long sequences of him walking alone looking brave and I am so very ashamed. Mostly because I think, ooh, hot. But also because I have shame sometimes.

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Okay, it has to be jsut me, but does anyone ever had this hideously maudlin and strange desire to vid John to Boulevarde of Broken Dreams?

Not just you, though I don't know about the shame elemet. Danvers did a Sheppard vid to BoBD, and also a McShep one to the Green Day / Oasis / Travis etc mashup of the same track - the vid to that is McShep.

They're both linked in the index here - http://svendra.com/stuff.html - and I adore them - the Shep one was the second Atlantis vid I ever saw, and the somg sends me to a happy moody Sheppardy place every time I hear it now. Though I guess you'd have to factor into any recommendation from me that (a) I'm Danvers' complete bitch, and (b) I have no discernable taste whatsoever. Also, not much of a sense of shame!

I so love you right now.

*goes to click and find and watch*

You started on #9 early too, as I recall.

*is writing as we speak*

*grins hugely* Just wait until you start getting the hourly emails nagging and promising impossible things for snippets.

OMG I'm in your LJ *fangurls*


I am unsure as to what my mention actually *means*. Reciprocal? Does this mean more personalized porn? Also? Would I be completely whorish if I *koff* mention my birthday is tomorrow and blink prettily?

And hey, wanna come to *my* convention? If you work for me you won't have to pay to get in.

*eyes you suspiciously* What convention?

And aww, you and Cael were the first people I've volunteered to beta in *years* when I make people beta me all the time. That's what I meant.

8.) Attend a convention.

pick this, pick this one! *it's* a ton of fun!!!!!


I know, I know, it's just--see 5. I mean, I attended slumberparty because I was organizing it--I logically deduced that the people I met there would at least fake liking me. *g*

And I'm envious *every year* of those who go.

lol, bring on the slavish love! *awaits*

I really like all your resolutions and I go through periods of time where I have the same ones: leave more feedback! Write a post worth reading! but then I get sidetracked along the way and wind up burying my guilt in a pint of ice cream.

*snugs you*

I should try the ice cream thing.

Good resolutions!

1.) I really suck at leaving feedback for fics I like. I try to come up with something more that 'guh', 'ow' or 'good story' and when I fail, I tend to not leave feedback at all. Which is kinda retarded. :D

5.) I'm one of most shy people ever, but yes, sometimes I just tell myself to suck it up and go for it. Fandom = interaction.

6.) Finish the Atlantis Project and you can have my firstborn. Or cookies.

8.) We don't have these here. Woe.

*nod* Especially five. It's not that I don't like the interaction, cause I totally *do*. I just--freak out at the realization there are people who might talk to me and are judging me by my chat spellling, which is dear God its own language. My friends have learned interpretation to normal human English, but still....

I need to quit hiding in my fancave... but damn if I can keep up :/ I'm also pondering WriterCon in July.

If I made resolutions, I would resolve to be less neurotic, but we all know that's a losing battle!

*sighs and pets* Neuroses are our bestest friends ever. I think mine have their own social security numbers now.

11) Whenever inspired, write John/Rodney Atlantis fic.

12) Be sure to be inspired often.


I shall refrain from whipping out a dreaded 't' word; and simply go with a nice, resounding AYE to number 6.

I have EVERY FAITH. I believe in YOU and such.

boulevard of broken dreams vid

Just to let you know, someone has done a vid of John to Blvd of Broken Dreams, and it's really well done.

err not to be rude,nag or anyhing,just genuinly curious. Do you think that you will ever finish "Pretty When You're Mine"?

I don't know yet. *bites lip*

#6: *casually looks over shoulder before bounces and squeals like a little girl*


I continue to pimp Dragon*Con to my friends (#5, or #11 as you wish) because A) it was fabulous, B) I want to go again and they're more fun when I can meet up with people I know (on or off-line), and C) they're more affordable when there are people to share a hotel room with.

And I agree on the impulse to vid despite having neither the software, the processing capabilities nor the knowhow. About the closest I can do is songset icons -- and I can't make myself sit down to icon more often than once every few months nowadays.

Dear Jenn,

I have met you, you are awesome. All of the fangirls will love you. You will have much fun meeting other fangirls. Absolutely, 100%. Well, you know, unless you decide to lose their lighters. ;)

Go for it, you know you have fun, and you know we love you! It'll be great!

*sulking* The lighter obviously committed suicide. It was unhappy. It needed closure.

*grins* I'll beta you, but keep in mind, I'm a brutal beta. So...if you are okay with that? I can do it.

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