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In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

My #1 goal is to not cancel my plans to go to Misti-con. Which I contemplate every day.

#2 goal is to turn in any and all stories for fests on time. I almost did it last year, but missed by two.

#3 goal is get some weight off--but that might be hopeless at this point.

#4 goal is to drink more water.

Lastly, try to make it to work more often. Heh. That will depend on my mental health more than anything. And I have to achieve the last if I hope to achieve the first.

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Posted on Day 2, heh.

Last year, like many people, AR's death derailed my participation. I hope to do better this year.

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I'll list some of each. All of my stories (except those in currently running/just completed fests) are at AO3.

There are two that I am so proud of that very few people seem to read:

Changing the Epilogue archiveofourown.org/works/349091 This was written for the late, lamented LJ SS/HG 2007 winter gift exchange. Hermione goes back in time to save Severus. She relives the War year with him while hiding at Spinner's End. I think it's one of the best I've ever written. Alas, my smut gets more hits.

To Have or Have Not (The Severus and Hermione Version) archiveofourown.org/works/5627287 This was written for the SS/HG giftfest on LJ. Severus has left the Wizarding world and is living quietly as a Muggle boat captain in Dover, UK. He uses his boat to take tourists to Calais until Unspeakable Hermione shows up to ask a favor. If you like Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall films, this story is an homage to their first film together.

The works that define me as a creator are my erotic ones:

The Red Dress archiveofourown.org/works/1882878 Written for the 2011 Mini-fest on Live Journal. Prompt #155-Hermione's Red Dress. Hermione bought the dress on a whim, then forgot all about it. When the Minister demands her presence at the Ministry’s Yule Ball, “Operation, Granger: Belle of the Ball” begins. A Happy Ending is guaranteed. 

The Binding archiveofourown.org/works/7110334 (Multi-chaptered WIP) After the War, Hermione Granger goes back to Hogwarts for her delayed Seventh Year. Draco becomes dangerously obsessed with her, but Severus Snape is watching over everything. Shenanigans ensue. (I suck at summaries--Snape and Hermione become magically bonded via an aphrodisia potion. Hermione is a student and Snape is teaching. She's 20 in my story. But if student/teacher isn't your cup of tea, best not to read.)

Lastly, a couple of my favorites:

Promises archiveofourown.org/works/1909926 Written for the 2006 Live Journal Wizard Love exchange. Hermione is of age, but if teacher/student bothers you, again, best not to read. Set during the Christmas holiday in Sixth Year. Hermione is home for the holidays. She rescues Remus Lupin in his werewolf form from an attack by werewolf Fenrir Greyback. Lupin is gravely injured, so Hermione sends an owl to Headmistress McGonagall asking for help, which arrives in the form of Severus Snape. (Substantially rewritten July 2016 and another chapter added.)

Getting Things Sorted archiveofourown.org/works/4175403
Written for the 2014 Hoggywarty Xmas Party on LJ. Minerva needs help at Christmas and the Sorting Hat comes to her rescue. This one fits into both the "people don't seem to read" and "favorite" catagories.

Snowflake challenge Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Star Trek: TOS was my very first fandom. I co-authored a novel-length story using these characters back in the 70s. I have seen the shows so many times, I can tell you the title just from the teaser. The other day, when I came downstairs in the morning, my hubby was watching this show. It was in the last third, and I glanced at the screen and told him which one it was--and he exclaimed "Are you a wizard?" LOL. Nope, just love that show to pieces.

Harry Potter novels: I am so grateful to JK Rowling for writing these books. Not just because I've found so many friends online because of them, not because I have written thousands of words about them. The reason I'm forever grateful to her? Because she wrote these books, my son reads. And it is all because of the HP books. My son had an (undiagnosed) learning disability (dyslexia). He was "socially promoted" through school, without being able to read very well. One day, I took him to the bookstore with me. He asked me to buy him the first HP book in hardcover. (The third had just come out.) I told him no because he never read any of the other books I'd ever bought for him. He swore he'd read this one. So, I made a deal with him that I would buy him the paperback copy and if he read it, then told me about it, I would not only go back and buy the hardcover of the ones that were out, I would also buy him all the rest in hardcover.

Well, he did. And that got me reading them. And I pre-ordered every other one for both he and I, so we have four first editions each.
And he still reads!! He's been reading for pleasure ever since. It's a miracle.

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I enjoyed this last year, so I'm going to do it again this year. :)
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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!"

It doesn't have to be anything complex - it can be feedback for a fanwork or discussing something you might have in common or even simply admiring their icon. The point is to reach out to someone you normally wouldn't and connect with them, even if it's only for the briefest moment.

I have been commenting over at the [livejournal.com profile] hoggywartyxmas and I don't know most of the people who signed up, so that is going to have to count for this one.


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