WAFF-a-thon 2013

Because I gots nothin’ by way of a good Horror Movie Homework blog post — or anything else for today — I have ceded this space to the ever-lovely Tiptoe for the good of the world.

No, really.

Just keep reading….

Welcome, everyone, to the fifth annual WAFFathon, making the Internet a little happier. The premise behind the WAFFathon is simple: Fandom is great, but let’s face it, it can get pretty dark around here at times. Not to mention that it rains absolute CRAP on the characters we most love. So to make their not-quite-canon lives a little better, and to increase the per-capita volume of Warm and Fuzzy Feelings (WAFF for short) on these here intertubes, the WAFFathon has arrived!

How to Play:

  • 1) Comment with a fandom and a prompt. Your prompt can be specific, general, vague, cryptic, silly, goofy, OOC, AU, sexy, anything you like, so long as it brings a little sunshine in the end.
  • 2) Find a prompt you like and make something fluffy and feel-goody out of it. Fanfic, fanart, manips, icons, vids, gifs, fanmixes, motis and macros, and anything else creative are all welcome. Adult content is also welcome, but remember that the goal is to be WAFFy!
  • 3) Post it (or a link to it) in the comments.
  • 4) Watch people’s lives light up!

The Rules:

  • 1) Provide lots of encouragement to the creators. Feedback. Compliment. Hug. Friend. Mem. Rec. It’s good karma.
  • 2) This meme will be very lightly policed, but policed it will be. So behave. No trashing of others, fandoms, ships, chars, stories, or the meme writ large will be tolerated. Friendly concrit or suggestions are fine, but keep in mind that we are trying to make people happy, not insecure. As your Moddess Goddess(TM), I reserve the right to do what I feel I need to do. Which I hope will be nothing, but which you are hereby forewarned can change depending on my very mercurial mood. So… like I said. Behave.
  • 3) I have no end date in sight for this meme, but I suggest keeping it a weeklong activity.
  • 4) You are more than welcome to crosspost your creative works wherever you like. It should go without saying that taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own elsewhere is unacceptable by any definition. I refer folks to stop_plagiarism as a good place to follow up on any problems that might occur.

Make the world even happier!

A couple of extra things you can do if you want to make everyone happier:

  • 1) Readers/viewers: If you find an author/creative person you like, go back through their other works and comment on them, or rec their works on your journal. Creative people love feedback and it’s especially gratifying when you get feedback on something you thought was lost to time and when someone likes your work enough to recommend it to his or her friends.
  • 2) Creators: be sure to thank readers for their time and energy spent on your work. Friend them if they’ve friended you or recced you. One of the great things about fan-creative communities is the proximity you can have to the people you admire and respect. We don’t get to have conversations with Joss and Kripke and the rest, but we can talk to each other and that’s even cooler.
  • 3) Pimp this meme to any friends or communities you think would be interested. You can find banners and code at the Banner Thread. Hotlink your little hearts out!

And we may also revisit her for the good of the world on Wednesday. 🙂

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