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LuxKen27 ([personal profile] luxken27) wrote2017-01-16 12:19 pm

[community profile] fandom_stockings revealed!

This year's [community profile] fandom_stockings have (finally) been revealed. Mine is here - and boy was I totally spoiled this year, haha. Not only did I receive 3 wonderful giftfics, but I also received recs for nail polish tutorials (yes!), a clutch of Clarissa-centric blog recs (Yes!), and icons from fellow fans of Jonathan Creek and Monarch of the Glen (YES!). I enjoy meeting new people who share my interests, so yays all around!

I ♥ this exchange because its the time when I'm mostly likely to receive things for the tiny fandoms of my heart, alongside the bigger fandoms of my heart, like BSC.

As per usual, I will post recs/author's notes for the few giftfics I gave this year in the coming weeks.

That being said, this is likely the last year I'm going to participate in [community profile] fandom_stocking, because the exchange is very poorly organized. It has single-handedly fueled my muses during the Christmas/holiday period for the last couple of years, but participating has become such a hassle that it'd be easier/more satisfying to gift things to the same folks, outside of the exchange.

Speaking of which - the [community profile] hetswap tagset looks very promising for this year, with multiple pairings from all of my major fandoms (including Inuyasha, BSC, and Sweet Valley) having been nominated quite early in the game. I nominated some things myself, but I was tickled to see so much possibility already there. There seems to have been something of a resurgence in desire to see IY canon pairings, especially - I'd love to see some of my IY fandom friends participate, just to be able to read new works by them (HINT HINT).
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[personal profile] ozqueen 2017-01-16 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not going to participate in [community profile] fandom_stocking next year either -- it's too much hassle for what's supposed to be a "no stress" exchange.

Instead, I'm pointing everyone to [community profile] fandomgiftbox. It's exactly like [community profile] fandom_stocking, just run at a different time of year. I participated last year and it was great. I'm expecting the next round to be a lot bigger -- last year was the first year it ran.
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[personal profile] ozqueen 2017-01-17 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
No worries! I hope it takes off because it was a very smooth operation. I got a BSC fic and some Marvel icons and like I said, I think if it runs again this year it'll get a bigger crowd.

I'm trying to focus on [community profile] chocolateboxcomm now!