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Thank you for the comments on my last post. I've since muted and unfollowed several twitter accounts and so far that has been working out for me. I'm still not doing the best at keeping up, but at least I'm not 100% avoiding. 

Vikings. I'm so angry at that show, and I hate that I still love it. And now I've taken to looking for fic because of reasons... and there doesn't seem to be much, and even less that is readable. *death glares show*
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Girl Scout Cookies - Unfortunately our Service Unit won't be selling cookies online this year due to critical errors with the program. Thank you to those of you planned on purchasing cookies to support our troop, I love you and I'm sorry we weren't able to come through for you. There was talk of trying to utilize another program but I don't think they will have it sorted out in time. It's a shame because this will really hurt our sales. 

Twitter - I know I've said this time and time again, but I'm finding social media more and more draining these days. Twitter in particular. It got to the point this week that I actually considered deleting my account. My tl has has become such an unhappy place that I don't even want to read it anymore. So much talk of suicide. People who aren't suicidal mocking those who are. A constant stream of negativity. Fighting. Cruel indirects. Gerard bashing. Annoying cliques. I don't want to unfriend people who are struggling with depression, but for my own mental health I might have to at least mute several people. And then just hope it goes unnoticed. When you mute someone, will you still see their tweets if they @ you directly?

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 15 - In your own space, talk about what you're taking away from this challenge. 

I'm proud of myself for at least attempting to participate this year. Yes, I skipped more than a few challenges but overall I'm still thankful I tried. I talked with some new people, remembered what it was I loved about fanworks, and walked away feeling a little more connected than I have in a while. I want to try to revisit some of the challenges I glossed over or skipped completely, I have ideas... I just need the time to work them out.
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Day 8 - Interact with someone.
This one was done within the first day or two. This challenge makes it very easy to meet new people but I don't want to go overboard because I'm not the greatest at keeping up with my reading list.

Day 9 - Set some goals.
I had every intention of skipping this one because it sounded too much like "New Years Resolutions" which I don't believe in doing. But then a thing happened this weekend and I realized there was in fact a goal I needed to set for myself. cut for goals )

Day 10 - Rec resources.
This is probably one of the days I should skip. I don't really have fannish and/or creative resources. I just hang out on twitter and tumblr mostly. Ode to Frank is a good place to keep up with all things Frank. I think if I went through my old bookmarks I might find some things I thought were worth hanging onto... like some early MCR interviews, an old James Dewees primer from 2008, a Mikey/Pete manifesto from 2008, I did have the old ftwillz blog on skeleton crew bookmarked but it looks like that page is gone now, as are most of Pete's old blog sites, this was a good MCR resource for old magazine scans once upon a time, mcr.ahistoryof.net was another good one for early MCR media, see also video). I used to keep tabs on band fandom reference over on lj... oh, and here's a random "everything masterpost" that has nothing at all to do with bandom but I saved for the hell of it. Well, that was a fun little walk down memory lane.

Day 11 - List three things you like about yourself.
(a.k.a. the hardest challenge yet.)
1. My tattoos.
2. I am a Girl Scout troop leader. It has inspired me to be a better person in so many ways.
3. I like to think I am good mother, wife, childcare provider, and friend.

Day 12 - What makes you fannish? cut for length )
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Fandom Snowflake Challenge banner

Day 3 - Self-recs.
These aren't necessarily fanworks, but I think the best I can do for this challenge is to link back to [community profile] the_neverenders . I had a lot of fun creating themed picspams, show reviews, and even contributing to the reading club back in its day. Wow, I miss that place.

Day 4 - Create a fanwork.
I'm not giving up on this one, but I'm still coming up blank so I'll revisit it later.
 
Day 5 - Leave feedback.
I haven't had the time to seek out fanworks to leave feedback, but I am doing my best to leave comments on challenge posts. Of the hundreds of posts being shared every day, it would be optimistic to say I've replied to more than 20 in total, but that is still 20 more replies than I've left in a very long time. It will have to be a work in progress.
 
Day 6 - Create your own challenge.
I'm not sure about this one, I'm going to have to go see what others have done and see if it is something I am comfortable doing myself. If I do, I will be sure to post about it.

Day 7 - Share a bit of canon.
This one might be a bit of a stretch too, but Frank Iero is my favorite piece of cannon. Not only is he the most adorable punk dad I've ever seen, covered in tattoos, throwing himself all over the stage in the middle of summer wearing 19837490836 layers of clothing, but he is one of the most humble, kind people I have had the pleasure of meeting.

You always hear people say "never meet your heroes" but Frank Iero is the exception to that rule. Coming off of the success of a band like My Chemical Romance, it would have been easy for him to be the jaded "rock star", but after My Chem disbanded, Frank went back to his roots. He used his pain and depression to fuel his creativity. He wrote everything from articles, to poetry, to music. He wrote a song with his kids. He started his own business and personally created, packaged, and mailed everything he sold. When it came time to be a full time musician again, he put together a band and took them out on the road. They drove their own rented van, they loaded their own gear, and Frank even ran the merch table himself. As their fanbase and their comfort as a band grew, Frank still took the time to come out after nearly every show, regardless of how many people were waiting. Sometimes it would take hours and he would get in trouble for missing bus call.

If that wasn’t enough, he is also clearly the best grandson, son, husband, and father you could ask for.

And he made my (then) 9-year-old daughter feel special when she met him, and has asked about her every time we've seen him since.

This has been a brief explanation on why Frank is the best piece of cannon there has ever been. Thanks for stopping by ;)


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Day 2
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.

The great thing about this challenge is that I don't have to do them all. It isn't that I am uncomfortable asking for things, it's that I honestly can't think of anything I want. I am, however, going through the comments and trying to fill some requests. I may not create much these days, but it turns out there is a lot more to it than that. 
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Day 01
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?


I've considered doing this challenge for years but always back out at the last minute. I am a lurker at heart so no matter how hard I push myself to contribute, I always wind up back where I am most comfortable. I can't actually remember a time where I've let myself become this far withdrawn from fandom, so this seemed like a fun way to challenge myself to get back out there. Even if just for 15 days or so.
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Thanks to [personal profile] rubytuesday5681, I think I might actually be able to make this work. I know that traditional blogging sites are dying out, but I'm feeling inspired to try a little harder. At least for now. I still have to subscribe to some more blogs and communities, update my profile and icons, and set up notifications, but I'm already feeling more comfortable here than I have since I came to DW. Hopefully I can stick with it. 

Of course there's no time for any of that right now because I have to make lunch, start dinner, and get ready for a show tonight!
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I created a new account because I'm too cheap to buy a rename token. Not that I used my other account for much more than co-modding a community and oh. That's going to be a problem. Guess I didn't think this one through...
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