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Day 4: Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

I did this on the friending meme! And I still have a couple pages there to go through looking for more shared-interest folks. (Especially Yuri!!! on Ice right now.)

Welcome to everyone who added me! I definitely intended to add everyone back and I'm going to take a look at that later on to make sure. (I also have some people who I didn't sub back to ages ago because I was following them on LJ so I want to get that sorted too.) I mainly subscribed without giving access because I almost never make friends-locked posts.

It's always okay to drop me again if my content is not to your liking, no explanations necessary. Unless you say otherwise, I'll assume it's not personal and you'd still have a drink with me if we met at a con.

I've been in fandom since the X-Files days and I've been in Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Buffy & Angel, Harry Potter, and other fandoms before dropping into Prince of Tennis (my forever fandom) and discovering my sports series soul. Current sports series are Haikyuu!! and All Out!! and I'm looking forward to the next YowaPeda series. (I also love tokusatsu, especially older Kamen Rider series, but haven't connected to many people over that.)

Over the long term, I'm hoping to post a couple times a week about my fandom interests. Typically, that's sports anime/manga with a bit of Star Wars, Doctor Who, etc. I, like many, many others, am currently obsessed with Yuri!!! on Ice so that will feature prominently, I'm sure, at least for a while.

If you want to chat on Twitter ([ profile] prillalar ) too, that's cool! I haven't been adding people on Tumblr because I'm trying to cut my time there down.
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In your own space, set some goals for the coming year.

- Write more fic and at least some meta. I've committed to [community profile] getyourwordsout  for 75K this year, so I'm hoping to meet or surpass that.

- Post and interact more on DW (and still LJ). I've reconnected to some old friends and met new people through the multi-fandom friending meme and I'm excited to get to know everyone better!

- Not let fandom take over my whole life. I tend to be a bit obsessive with my hobbies and while I understand moderation in all things intellectually, it's hard to internalize.

- Seriously think about whether I need to make a career change.
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Going to try to do [community profile] snowflake_challenge this year! I didn't hop on it in time to do day 1, maybe I'll catch up later.

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul.

The X-Files. It's a show that changed the way we do television. It gave me a love of media about the supernatural and conspiracy theories. It started a local social event that's been going on for nearly 20 years.

And one day, I thought: I bet there's fanfiction for this show.

I'd read a little fic previously, for ST:TNG, but just randomly. With TXF, I got onto Usenet, mailing lists, starting writing my own fic, and made friendships that I have to this day.

The X-Files gave me fandom. And I'm thankful every day.
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1. Your main fandom of the year?

Let's just say "sports manga/anime". Prince of Tennis, Haikyuu!! and Yuri!!! on ICE dominated.

2. Your favourite film watched this year?

Ghostbusters 2016. Oh. My. God. So smart and funny and fun. Also I got Holtzmanned pretty hard! (Like you didn't.)

3. Your favourite book read this year?

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. Far and away my favourite. I love first-contact novels and this was such a fresh take! I wasn't as enamoured of The Dark Forest but I'm looking forward to reading Death's End in 2017.

4. Your favourite TV show of the year?

Yuri!!! on ICE hands-down. Just. Was not expecting this level of awesomeness. Every time I re-watch I see new things and flail harder. (Honourable mention to Brooklyn 99 continuing to be amazing!)

5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year?

Twitter. I still miss the slower pace and threaded comments of LJ, but Twitter is where I do my fannish chatting these days. Come find me (@prillalar) there so I can chat with you too! I'm @prillalar on Tumblr too. (Um, the queue of Georgi birthday fanart reblogs will end eventually.) I poked at Imzy a bit but it didn't stick, at least not yet. (If you're reading this on Tumblr, I'm prillalar on Dreamwidth. Yay branding!)

I do want to engage a bit more on DW in 2017 so I'll try to post more often and hopefully find others who are still posting. I'm thinking fannish stuff on DW and Tumblr, life stuff probably just on DW.

6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

It's a toss-up between the Sports Anime Shipping Olympics (aka SASO) and Yuri!!! on ICE but I'm going to go with SASO because that's where I met a bunch of the people I've been flailing about YOI with. ♥

That said, the twelve weeks when YOI was airing was the most intense fannish experience of my LIFE and I've been around for a while! I'm hoping to ride that wave all the way to season 2.

7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

Cheer Danshi. (So disappointed, I can't be bothered to look up the correct number and placement of exclamation marks in the title.) Men's college cheerleading, should be awesome, right? I foolishly got my hopes up. It was cute but ultimately uninteresting to me and I haven't finished it. (Though I do plan to.) No fandom sprung up around it that I could find either.

8. Your TV boyfriend of the year?

Georgi Popovich. I love sad sack side characters. I love self-aggrandizing side characters. I love evil witches. I love Georgi. [witch makeup heart hands emoji]

9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?

Can we go with movie girlfriend and say HOLTZMANN OMG 4EVA? Otherwise, Saeko-neesan from Haikyuu!! (I lost my heart when she was drifting!).

10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?

YOI episode 10. Especially the end. But especially the glove. But especially all of it. But especially the end. This episode caused me to end up sitting on the floor of my office the next day, because I couldn't stand up due to emotion, listening to Shut Up and Dance and crying.

11. The most missed of your old fandoms?

I would have thought this would be Prince of Tennis but I didn't have to miss it because it's still there! Not to the same extent as the days of yore but I have a bunch of friends who only just got into it and a bunch of friends who are still into it and a bunch who used to be and still tolerate my fannishness. I only wish there was a way to make it more centralized, like it used to be on LJ.

12. The fandom you haven’t tried yet, but want to?

I'm not sure if this exactly qualifies, but I'm hoping Yowamushi Pedal S3 will bring me more into the fandom proper.

13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?

Making new friends and reconnecting with old friends. I know I'm a bit standoffish and can be hard to get to know. And also, since I'm a fair bit older than a lot of people I meet in fandom these days, I don't always want to take the initiative in case I seem creepy. But I've got to know some really great people recently and I know I'll get to know more. :)

Writing more fic. YOI, tenipuri, HQ. Slam Dunk. Star Wars. Finish the Christophe/Georgi series. Start that Polar Bear Café Shirokuma/Grizzly story I keep thinking about. Write more and more and more Inui/Kaidoh.

2016 was the year I came back to fandom after several years hiatus. It's one of the best things I've ever done. I love you all so much.
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I sometimes feel embarrassed about how long I've been in Prince of Tennis fandom but I've been trying to get over that feeling. Because it doesn't look like I'll be over tenipuri any time soon.

When I first started watching the anime, lo! these many years ago, I posted in my LJ: I don't anticipate that I'll be reading in this fandom a lot or that I'll be writing in it at all (or even posting about it much in LJ). Two weeks later, I posted my first InuKai fic. <3 (And I'm at over 100 stories now and still grinding them out.)

After that, I instituted a system where if I wrote a story in another fandom first, I was allowed to write a tenipuri story too, since tenipuri was all I wanted to write. I'm back to that rule now. :) (Trying to write more Haikyuu!! especially; I love those characters a lot.)

It's not always fruitful to analyse why you like something but I can say that the sprawling cracked-out canon with the adorable and over-the-top characters really, really appeals to me. Like Doctor Who & Star Wars -- there's so much to chew over and discuss and try to make fit. I consume and enjoy media that's excellent, with tight plots and detailed relationships, but it only rarely makes me want to talk and write and flail like this glorious mess of a not-actually-a-sports-series does.

So, when I want to post about tenipuri, I'm going to post about tenipuri and fuck being embarrassed about it. When I want to write PoT fic, I'm going to write PoT fic. When I want to flail about the Chinese drama, I'm going to flail about the Chinese drama.

Please be kind. :)
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I'm experiencing that situation where you feel like you ought to be creating fanworks constantly, no downtime. I've often said fandom is like an unpaid part-time job but sometimes it's more like school and the guilt over homework never ends. Self-imposed guilt, though; nobody is pressuring me.

I'm a little brain tired still after RR245 -- that took me a month to write and was the most difficult thing I've worked on this year so far. But was I was so excited when I got to finally write the happy ending! And I still have Pluto on my own phone's lock screen. <3

Next up I want to write some Tsukishima/Yamaguchi (Haikyuu!!) but I'm weirdly intimidated by them. I have a cute and funny premise but I'm afraid they'll make it sad. Maybe deep down I really just want Yams to stare at Tsukki and Tsukki to stare at nothing at all, angsting their high school angst, never getting closer than they already are.

Maybe some DaiSuga would go better right now. Maybe I should just read a book and drink some tea. :)
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SASO is nearly over and I've finished all my responsibilities. I had a really great time, working with my team (you are all ⭐️s) and meeting new people and writing a bit of tenipuri and Haikyuu!! fic.

I certainly wasn't very productive in comparison to a lot of participants! But over 3 months I did write 14 short stories in 3 fandoms, did 2 short podfics for the remix round, and worked on our team projects.

Also this year, I wrote for one tenipuri exchange and one multifandom exchange. Feels like a lot, at least for me. I think it helped a lot with getting back into writing and into a fandom headspace.

I've been slowly getting my back catalogue of fic up on AO3 but there is still so much to go. I haven't been backdating it, just putting the year written into the notes. But I do need to start getting the older stuff up too. (Like the X-Files stuff from, oh my god, last century.) I feel pretty cringe-y about some of it so I will probably backdate most of that and silently apologize to anyone who's subscribed to me.

I've been up on Twitter quite a bit -- I feel like it's filled at least part of what I've been missing about LJ fandom. And I'm just now getting going on Tumblr, which has been okay. Still working out how I want to use it. Mostly posting about tenipuri & HQ and reblogging mostly sports anime stuff. Might do some cross-posting here, but not sure yet. Oh, and poking around Izzy too. (LMK if you need an invite.)

Trying to plan my fanworks schedule for the fall. I've got a few WIPs in the hopper, which is a nice feeling. :) Thinking about setting up a tenipuri side blog for revisiting my episode recaps.

I wasn't going to do any more exchanges this year but then I saw [community profile] relationshipping, which is an incest exchange and very rtmi. So, still not sure, but I'm pretty tempted. Maybe I'll wait and see if someone else nominates Donny & Marie.

This has been long and boring! I'll try for some more fannish content next time. :)
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So, after about 4 years gafiation I've been getting back into fandom stuff. It turns out I'm still really, really into Prince of Tennis. And now also into Haikyuu!! (And a ton of other stuff, but these are the big two.)

I'm trying to get more content for these series into my life, so if you have any recs for people/blogs I should follow on Twitter, Tumblr, and (wishful thinking) LJ/DW, please let me know! Or if there's a Sekrit New Platform everybody's moving to.

I've got to know some cool new people via SASO but I'm hoping to meet even more. And maybe find some people that I fell out of touch with. If you tried to get in touch with me during my offline time and I didn't get back to you, I'm sorry. I was fine, just burnt out, I guess. No worries if you'd rather not hang out any more.

My contact info for all these services is here:
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Surfacing after a day and a half of migraine. I feel like I get them a lot less often than I used to but they fuck me up so much more. I have a ton of writing and other brain work to do and all I can do is stare at the wall, even though the pain is gone. Well, I'm doing laundry in between stares. And I did get listen to audio books for about eighteen hours. :)

Was hoping to get two more fills done for SASO BR1, but alas. It was good to write some smaller, faster things, though. I feel like I'm getting back into the groove. I'm trying hard not to fall back to writing all tenipuri. But it's still just so much fun.

Finished the main Yowamushi Pedal anime (haven't watched the movie yet) and oh my heart! It was just so wonderful and gave me everything I wanted for the relationships and development and learning about cycling and all. So perfect I can't quite imagine writing about it, but I guess we'll see.

Gearing up for Euro2016! Supporting Spain again, hope my heart won't be broken. My wardrobe has mostly been reduced to black so I had to go out and buy a red and a yellow bandana. I don't have cable anymore, though, so it's going to be a challenge to find some way to stream.

As always, I like cheese. And you. ♥
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It's my birthday again. I am pleased to be still alive. :) And pleased to link you to this year's birthday story, a short and sappy sweet InuKai: Backhand.

This year, I've made birthday greetings extra-easy on you. Simply fill out the poll and your social obligation is taken care of!

I love you all -- I'm so glad to still be in fandom and to know so many wonderful people. ♥ ♥ ♥

[Poll #1672808]


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