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07 January 2012 @ 05:08 pm
Snowflake Challenge Day 6 & 7  

Day 6

In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) and that you ended up loving.

One last note: It would be awesomesauce if y’all included a quick warning in your comments IF the fanworks contain triggery subjects.

My "surprising" discoveries: 

cattraine: Sentinel 'Verse (Hawaii 5-0) I had never seen The Sentinel and tend to avoid crossovers or fusions of fandoms I do not know. However cattraine weaves The Sentinel universe seamlessly with the Hawaii 5-0 characters. It's a great series (no warnings required).

writer_klmeri: Along Comes a Stranger: (Star Trek Reboot) She writes a lot of excellent Kirk/Spock/McCoy stories which I had avoided reading for a long time. This story is exceptional! It is a Reboot AU and her characterizations are spot on. A must read for any Reboot fan. (No warnings required - almost no sex.)

And that's really it because I am too accustom to my comfort zone to venture out of it. I have no doubt that there are awesome stories out there that are not Star Trek or Hawaii 5-0. But I am not adventurous enough to find them.


Day 7

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. Drop a link to your wish-list in this post. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

Go ahead and post your wishes over at your journal. Be specific.

Ever wanted a header for your journal centered around your fandom or favourite pairing? What about art for one of your stories? How about a fanmix that reminds you of the way Character A and Character B in your favourite movie keep making *heart eyes* at each other? Would you love icons? Podfics? Fanvids? Wallpapers? Paper dolls? Cupcakes?


I would be very interested in knowing if there are knitting patterns for Kirk and Spock. Random, yes. But it's worth a try asking for them. 

I would like for my stories to inspire someone to make art just for them.

I would like recommendations for artists who do photo manipulations of Star Trek and/or Hawaii 5-0 like these: Life with Louie and Al (squirrel's rule). I am totally fail at manips and have great admiration for anyone who can do them! 

As an aside to the photo manips, I downloaded the free GIMP program which was recommended to me as an alternative to Photoshop. I cannot figure it out. If anyone would be willing to provide some step-by-step instructions on how to use GIMP, that would be awesome. I tried the tutorials and either they are overly complicated or my adult onset ADD makes it impossible for me to actually figure it out. 

Current Mood: contemplative
oh you're in my veins: {Once Upon A Time} Emma/Regina: USThbics on January 7th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
I've used gimp since I started making graphics a year and a half ago. I don't know how great I am at giving instructions, but is there something specific you wanted to know how to do? I might be able to help :)
Umai Hoshi: Grin (Black Hat)fairyniamh on January 8th, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
http://sparklystash.deviantart.com/art/Tiny-Spock-Plush-245023828 A tiny knitted Spock. (It's cute.)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354409.0 Knitted Spock.

Couldn't find one for Kirk.... but maybe you can adapt the Spock on to make yourself a Kirk.

I can try to walk you through some simple Gimp things. Do you have Gimp2? I'm not great... but I'm not horrible either.
Umai Hoshi: Hugglefairyniamh on January 8th, 2012 07:32 am (UTC)
Far from perfect... but here is a banner for Enormous Evergreens and the Decorations Thereof. Sorry it's not better.


I know you wanted art... but, I can't draw worth crud... so hopefully the manip will not disappoint you too badly.

Edited at 2012-01-08 07:34 am (UTC)
Umai Hoshi: Hugsfairyniamh on January 8th, 2012 08:06 am (UTC)
Re: Gift
A second edition this way you can choose which you like:

Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 8th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Gift

These are perfect!! I'm so grateful to you for making them!!

As soon as I figure out how to download them, I'm going to add them to the story!!

Wow. Thank you again!!!!!!
Umai Hoshi: Grin (Black Hat)fairyniamh on January 8th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Gift
If right click save as doesn't work then the images can be found at http://s238.photobucket.com/albums/ff99/Fairy_Niamh/ Feel free to grab anything you want (Except in the prize folder. Those are strictly for buckleup_meme)

I'm glad you liked them. :) I was worried that they were... sub-par. :)