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Snowflake challenge, day 6 
6th-Jan-2017 10:48 pm

Day 06

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

(I did get a couple of my wishes granted from the last time I did this — thanks to [personal profile] lost_spook and [personal profile] liadtbunny, I'm no longer the only Jamie/Sam author on AO3, and [personal profile] liadtbunny has also drawn some illustrations for me).

  • Following on from last time's success with Jamie/Sam, wider participation in some other very niche ships: Lucie Miller/Karen Coltraine, Ace/Susan Q, Mary Dove/Inspector Neele, and Jamie McCrimmon/Jo Grant. OK, that's four wishes right there.

  • Given that the question is basically 'What do you want?', I can't resist: I want alt.drwho.creative to reclaim its rightful place in the fandom. I want to see This Time Round stretch forth its hand again, and command the world Outside! I want to see the Tod Brothers finally receive their long-deserved comeuppance! OK, I don't want to be taken over by an alien Keeper in order to save the ruins of adwc, but I do miss the Round. (Its 20th anniversary is 23 January 2018, so that gives my readers, if any, just over a year to come up with something.)

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7th-Jan-2017 08:28 am (UTC)
Much as I loved adwc at the time, I can't go back to being unable to edit or even delete anything! The Round was always fun, though, but even LJ fandom never seemed to get it, let alone new fandom.

7th-Jan-2017 10:33 pm (UTC)
Interesting — I never particularly minded the 'Moving Finger writes and having writ' aspect. Though a couple of times I couldn't resist following up to point out my own mistakes.
8th-Jan-2017 08:31 am (UTC)
I've always posted too soon and needed to fix stuff! Besides, even things that I've worked on for ages and had beta-ed by two people turn out to still have typos here and there. I can't bear not being able to fix them! Also, italics, instead of doing things like *this* or _this_.

But it is a shame nobody seems to be able to do the Round anywhere else!
8th-Jan-2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I recall a number of times when I posted, and ten seconds later thought "That's what the title should be!"
8th-Jan-2017 11:42 pm (UTC)
I think the fragmented nature of modern fandom doesn't help; a shared universe like the Round feels a lot more at home in a centralised forum or USENET group than spread over multiple blogs or fic archives. The problem with an LJ community is you're at the mercy of the mod; and even if they're willing, if a simple rec community like calufrax is having trouble finding reccers, what chance is there for anything more elaborate?

Maybe I should have added I want it all back, the way that it was! to my wishlist as well :-)
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