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15 January 2015 @ 08:16 am
Snowflake Challenge 2015: Day 15  
Day 15: In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.

Okay, this is actually perfect! Because I thought of something a few days ago that I want more people to do, and now I have an excuse to ask ya'll to do it!

I'd love more people to make a fanfic likes/dislikes/preferences post. It's super helpful if anybody ever wanted to make you a secret amazing gift, but mostly I am just very nosy, and I find it so interesting seeing the likes we have in common and the ones that we don't!

If you are unsure of what I'm talking about, or are looking for some examples, birdsofshore has a lovely post here, or you can check out firethesound's post here.

I've been working on my own and it's been a lot of fun thinking about all the things I enjoy reading. So if you've been wanting to make one, but have been putting it off for some reason, now's your chance! Blame it on me! :D
Marianneeidheann_writes on January 15th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
Haha! I've a general something like this attached to my stickie!

I love meeting requests without any extra effort required ;)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yes! Actually I was looking through your head canon posts the other day and that was what made me wish more people had them! :D
this_bloody_cat on January 15th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
YES. They're so very useful! I totally have one in the hopes that people will write me ALL THE THINGS :'D
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 04:33 pm (UTC)
Yay! Everybody who has one of these gets a cookie! :D
Marianneeidheann_writes on January 15th, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC)
Cookie! *grabby hands*
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wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
So...you'll be making one? *waggles eyebrows suggestively*
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wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yesssssssss! :D
nia_kantorka: pic#124445982nia_kantorka on January 15th, 2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
Grace, what are you doing about all the other pairings and fandoms? IDK, but I have special likes and dislikes about different fandoms. OMG, I can see my list growing by the minute. Yours must be huge as well, right?

Edited at 2015-01-15 05:21 pm (UTC)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC)

I made mine HP specific, since I figured the only people who'd be looking at it are my HP friends. Though obviously some of my likes are universal.

And I tended to focus on H/D because it's my OTP, with a few notes about likes that apply more to other HP pairings.
call me trystryslora on January 15th, 2015 06:47 pm (UTC)
I have been trying to work on my own but have been failing miserably because I don't even know where to being. It's so overwhelming, and I honestly love so many things, but something that's "yes yes" for TW might be "eh" for HP, so I have to do everything multiple times. And that's not even looking at the fringe fandoms, or the fusions, or or or... gah. I really need to do it, it's just more than my brain is capable of looking at. I'm better with answering questions. *sighs*
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 07:03 pm (UTC)
It's definitely harder when you're in multiple fandoms! The one I've been working on is mostly HP specific, but a lot of my likes are pretty universal. It might be easier to do one that is general (like, for example, I'm a big fan of forced proximity trope across fandoms and pairings) and then sections that are fandom/pairing specific (like, I tend to enjoy MPREG in Sterek fics, but I usually don't love in HP).
call me trystryslora on January 15th, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've just been trying to figure out how to approach it, and I will forget a million things because I just don't think of tropes? It's like... I need a checklist? Also, there are pairings. And I'm sooo multi-pairing but I do have favorites and I have things that are nopes and some of my notps are really HARD notps but I will occasionally find something random that really works. So it gets confusing, I guess. It's just daunting, I guess, and I need to figure out a way to approach it so I can get it done and make it readable for other humans.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
LOL, yeah, the organization is the toughest bit, especially for multi-fandom, multi-pairing shippers! But I believe in you! :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 15th, 2015 07:41 pm (UTC)
Challenge Accepted. ^^

I really want to make one. It's just so much fun reading other people's and I've meant to for ages. :D
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)

So excited!
anemonenanemonen on January 15th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
Yes! That's brilliant! I've been thinking before that I should do this, but I find it so hard to say what exactly I like because it's so much. But, yeah, challenge accepted :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 15th, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yay! So excited! :D
huldrejentahuldrejenta on January 16th, 2015 11:36 am (UTC)
I love looking at other people's lists :)
And I've been thinking about making one myself, but it's super hard, because I enjoy all sorts of things. There aren't many tropes that I categorically dislike, and very often it's the way a story is written that decides if I love it, rather than the specific elements in the story.
Maybe I should give it try through and see what what happens.
Looking forward to seeing yours :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 16th, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yes! You should totally try it! You definitely don't have to include dislikes at all, you can just list some of your very favorite things. :D