This year's fandom_stocking
s 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 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 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