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Day 1: In your own space, talk about why you are doing the Fandom Snowflake Challenge? What drew you to it as a participant? What do you hope to accomplish by doing these challenges?

Hmmmm…. *goes back to 2012*

So I think I was just looking for a way to produce some more content on DW, and enthuse about my love for fandom. I love fandom – and not just the fandom of the show I'm currently in, but the WHOLE of fandom. There are so many really awesome people out there willing to help each other out and make things for each other and argue salient (or completely meaningless) details of things they love… I love all the creative energy that exists in fandom, and I love [community profile] snowflake_challenge's attitude, particularly when it tries to subvert imposter syndrome, and makes people stand up and be proud of what they've made. I love seeing young or new fans realize that fandom isn't something they should be ashamed of but something they should be PROUD of – that fandom has given them a way to make things or forge relationships that wouldn't have been possible anywhere else.

Now, 2012 was back at my old job, so I had more time, energy, and enthusiasm than I do now. I still love fandom, by I have to be very careful with where I commit my energy because I can wear myself out, and I have a lot of commitments I need to keep in the air. I will try to finish the whole challenge this year, though.

on 1/1/16 08:37 pm (UTC)
larissabernstein: (meme x all the y)
Posted by [personal profile] larissabernstein
This is wonderfully written. Amen to everything you said here. Fandom as a whole is amazing: a source of love and infinite creativity - something we should definitely be proud of!

on 1/1/16 10:54 pm (UTC)
spikedluv: (misc: puppy claus by candi)
Posted by [personal profile] spikedluv
I love all the creative energy that exists in fandom

This.

I feel like we've come full circle now, since this is where I met you last year. *g* I look forward to seeing these posts on my f-list this year.

(P.S. I think your code at the comm is messed up.)

on 1/2/16 07:52 am (UTC)
silsbee: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] silsbee
Fandom = ♥

on 1/4/16 03:57 am (UTC)
elizabeth_rice: Snoopy typing on his typewriter (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] elizabeth_rice
*\o/*

I agree with you, being part of the fandom has been a great experience for the most part. I wish you luck for your goal!

on 1/4/16 07:29 am (UTC)
akamine_chan: Created by me; please don't take (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] akamine_chan
...particularly when it tries to subvert imposter syndrome, and makes people stand up and be proud of what they've made. I love seeing young or new fans realize that fandom isn't something they should be ashamed of but something they should be PROUD of – that fandom has given them a way to make things or forge relationships that wouldn't have been possible anywhere else.

This.

Those were a lot of the reasons behind starting the challenge, and I worked hard to choose challenges that went toward those goals of making people proud of their place in fandom. \o/

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