Awful lot happening over the past week. Really too much to write down as it's happening, and then I look back over it all and go "that's too much to regurgitate!" Uh, figuratively speaking.
In a week it will be the day before the night I fly to England. I do believe I will 'splode.
-Make a post (public, friends-locked, 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 fandom-related ("I'd love a Harry 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 life things (not fics or icons), 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.
- Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, 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--do it.
You need not 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. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
I want otana here ASAP. But you knew that, yes? Still, that is the thing - or rather, person - I desire more than absolutely anything else in the whole wide world.
I want a clear complexion when I go to England... (I already seem to have managed to time it so I'm not on the rag during my trip. YAY! But clear skin, that would be just lovely.)
MLPs. Lots of 'em. ... Well OK I would really like the newer ones, I don't have any of the most recent release. Star Shimmer... Star Catcher (she has WINGS OMGWTF)... Sparkly Rainbow Swirl... Desert Blossom... Piccolo... yes there's a PICCOLO pony, I must have for the name alone... Toola Roola... Serendipity... Aaaaah you get the idea...
That all counts as one, right? Right.
An electric toothbrush.... really... I want to take better care of my teeth. ^_^ (Other household items would also be pathetically welcome. Bedsheets, nice clothing, socks, kitchen things of any sort, storage systems... I swear to god, when you're a kid, most clothes are the most dreaded Yule gift. When you're twenty-something living hand to mouth, they're something you dream of.)
A new computer desk... After several moves my plywood model is - well, it's not going to last another move, not without copious amounts of carpenter glue.
A good cordless phone... our cheapie died and the backup has a pathetic battery life span.
A new alarm clock. I still have the first alarm clock I ever got. Yes, mom, that one. The Sony. It still works fine but..... dude. It's the first one I EVER GOT. It's ancient, and it only changes time in one direction, so when you're resetting it you have to cycle through all the hours in order to set it backwards.... Yeah.
I want Neph to get socialized with the other cats. She's making good progress, but there are complete fireworks if we let them interact...
More Vegeta/Radditz smut. Written, drawn.... The world always needs more of that. Actually I think I would die happy on the spot if it was actually animated. Animated well, that is. Yeah, I would expire.
Annoted Dragonlance Chronicles and annotated Dragonlance Legends. Yeah, I will like squee and die or something. I saw Chronicles in a bookstore once and nearly came on 'em.
While we're on the subject, Serendipity books. A slice of my childhood that doesn't seem to have made it through several moves.
On DVD? I lost so much moving away from Chythar, because all the DVDs were really his. Jurassic Park (yeah, I liked all of 'em), LoTR (director's cuts! What's the point of owning the other versions?), The Dark Crystal, the new TMNT series, Invader Zim... Reign the Conqueror... any yaoi that's been brought over, Boku no Sekkuhara, Ai No Kusabi et al...
And that is entirely enough outta ME. x_@