Apart from the "Asking for presents?" and the "But these are basically strangers" reaction, my real problem is that I don't even know what to tell my *family* when they ask what to give me.
But since I'm mostly asking for information, I guess I'll survive. For those who still don't know what I'm talking about, it started here
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.
- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
- Recipes even an idiot like me can do. I can follow instructions, but that's the end of my cooking abilities.
- Your opinion on what is a must-do thing while in London. (I'll be there for four days at the end of January)
- The same for Edinburgh. (Where I'll be next year in June and July)
- Recommendations on books I should read
- Or movies I should see
- Or music I should listen to.
- If you're religious and think there's a good website that explains the basics of your religion, I'd like a link.
- Any other link that could be described as 'interesting'. Most things fit this description for me. The bubble wrap popping game as well as the Hegel system.
- Postcards. Not Christmas cards, postcards. A touristy motive is fine. You know the type? Greetings from *someplace*?
- Of course, if you really *want* to spend money on me, there's always my Amazon Wishlist
My contact information can be found here (flocked) and I'd mail it to anyone.Now that I've finished procrastinating, I'll go back to my post mortem report. The first meme in a month and the first report. Coincidence? Of course.