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hm, and I ditched the holiday icons...
Since all the Cool Kids are doing it, and for once I have a few items on here that may actually be reasonable to ask for...

It's that time of year again....

Step One

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 fun ("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 possible things, 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.

Step Two

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. Once a wish has been granted, it will be crossed off my list.

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.


Okay, well, then, leaving off the truly absurd ideas such as a Proper Job or a Relationship that are always out of stock anyway, in rough order of ascending feasibility:

A new Mac. The shooting-for-the-moon item on the list, and truthfully I'd even be happy to see a not-so-new Mac that was at least up to the specs to have a net-worthy spare in the house for Mum to use so she'll stop bugging me when she needs online stuff. It's just that one of these days I'd like to have a new one that's not bought/obtained because the last one's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible first...

A new iPod. Emil, the minty Nano, is getting on, and I have actually managed to fill up the 4 gigs what with one thing and another (curse you, Facebook and your free iTunes samplers...); I'd been hoping to make enough at YarnCon to get a Touch, so I'd have the wifi capability for backup email access and all, but... That Didn't Happen. (Failing a new iPod as such, even new earbuds for the old one would be nice, since the rubber's off these and it does affect the sound quality.)

Chucks. The whole not-having-a-car thing means I put enough mileage on my feet to wear shoes out, and it's hard enough finding Converse hi-tops in the men's 6 that I've usually only got the one functional pair at any given moment... (The current red ones were actually the store sample. Which I checked, out of desperation, because apparently 6 is so small for a guy that they only send one or two pairs and it often gets set out as the display...)

DVDs you think I should see. I'm easy so long as it's not horror, and my current collection is smaller than Sally Sparrow's, so the chance of picking something appropriate at relative random is quite good here. BTW, I note purely in passing that I've heard Macs are allowed to change their region-affiliation several times before it locks in, and Gareth-that-was-Gaius is still working from a blank slate there... ;)

Books you think I should read. A little pickier here, what with genre preferences, but not having had access to a good library since the nonresident card expired last spring means I'm waaay behind on my reading.

Music you think I should be listening to. Kind of open-ended, because you never do know what you're not being exposed to... Whether this is in the form of CDs or iTunes credits or even just recs, whatever.

Yarn. Erm, pretty self-explanatory, I think. :)

Stuff wot you knit for me. Yeah, I knit so much I end up giving it away half the time, but it's fun to be on the other end of that equation as well. ;)

Art for my fic. The neatest part of doing the Big Bang project was knowing that an artist would sign up to produce something in tandem with the story, and the trailer that erin_giles came up with still makes my jaw drop at the coolness of the idea. morgynleri_fic and laurab1 have surprised me with pieces that I love to bits, and it's always such a hoot seeing the "artist's renderings" of the absurdities I come up with... I'd particularly love to see what an illustrator-type would make of the cast roster by this point of "Yours, Mine, and... Ours?" (and no one ever did take up that "pregnant!Jack/Sofa OTP" challenge, darn it...)

Do Stuff with me. Buy me lunch, take me to cons, take me to the movies... on the outside chance anyone's got season passes or something I'm dying of curiosity about the Addams Family musical, BTW. But cheaper Hanging Out would also be nice...

A shrubbery ...Is that ten? It's surprisingly hard coming up with lists like this, considering I've been broke so long I've sort of forgot what materialistic wants feel like... Email contact's on the profile or shoot me a comment, have at!
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atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: December 5th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Mailing addy?
robling_t From: robling_t Date: December 5th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Thought rather than flock this post to some complicated value of "can I be sure you're not That Sort of weirdo" it seemed better just to say it's available by emailing me for it... ;)
ljgeoff From: ljgeoff Date: December 9th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Ask and ye shall recieve

Do Stuff with me.

Whovian End Of Time (Part Two) Slumber Party

So far, I have robling_t, kaffyr, sellaga, zomgvampires and unfolded73 who have expressed interest, plus there will be myself and my plus four.

We are getting two standard rooms. We can have the party in one of the rooms and share the beds and the floor and it will cost you nothing! The only things you'll have to bring is yourselves and treats!

I'm also thinking of the people who may be coming from farther away; maybe they can park their cars and we can pick them up, so they don't have to pay the parking fee. Do you have space for this?

Edited at 2009-12-09 07:10 pm (UTC)
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