So I see this thing go around every year, and I never actually fill it out. Well, I don’t remember doing it before, anyway… I figured I’d do it right now because I’m being too lazy to go get the disk that has the story I need to be working on on it. The biggest problem with this meme is that anything that’s not absurdly expensive I have no problem getting for myself. Also I’m picky.
-Make a post (public, friends-locked, 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 Harry 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 so that the holiday joy will spread.
– Surf around your friends list (or friends’ friends, 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–do it.
You need not 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. Give, and you might receive. And you’ll have the joy of knowing you made someone’s holiday special.
(I don’t think I’m going to be able to come up with ten of these)
1. For years now I have been looking for a small dry erase board wis a cork strip attached. Not a whole freaking cork board, just a strip, dammit. If someone could even point me to where I could buy one, I’d be highly gratified.
2. A couple of years ago, Wal-Mart was selling these thick, fuzzy socks that they called “Comfort Socks” — they were the genericky Wal-Mart brand — and they were the greatest socks ever manufactured, but I think they, in the grand and glorious tradition of Wal-Mart, discontinued them. At the time I could only afford six pairs, and I would like about a hundred more.
3. I want all the online writers I love who have been slacking, blocked, disinterested, disillusioned, overinvolved in “real” life, or whatever to get going again. I’m too picky and elitist for the writers I trust to abandon the field. Yeah, this means you!! :D
4. Rurouni Kenshin items, especially anything concerning Saitou. Merchandising, doujinshi, character costumes, whatever… I am a fanatical collector of all things Kenshin. OK, well, not third-season or Seisou Hen stuff unless it’s really cool (oxymoron). Once again, even just being pointed in the direction of where I could buy stuff like this would be nice. (I suppose I could write up a list of all the RK junk I already have, if anyone’s curious)
5. More book sales. Yeah, it’s overpriced, I know. But the publisher’s not happy with how little advertising I’ve done… Can you believe it? I, shirking at self-promotion?
6. Thoughtful reviews of anything I’ve written. Positive ones, and preferably long. Or fanart.
7. I want a copy of Shiriusu no Densetsu on region-free DVD. I don’t think such a thing actually exists, though.
8. I’m tempted to ask for MP3’s (particularly from people who also like to archive their CD collection and could easily copy stuff onto a CD and send it to me), but I’m so so so picky about file naming and track tagging it probably wouldn’t be worth it.
OK, I totally can’t think of anything else.