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I decided to do a post at the end (or beginning) of each month to check in on the resolutions I wrote for the Snowflake Challenge and see how I'm doing.

Finish Jurassic World fic by the end of the week:
Finish Daredevil fic by the end of the month: No, but I made a lot of progress. It's a 5+1 and I've just got a bit of the 5th and the +1 left to go.

Original fiction:
Nothing this month.

Sketch the main characters from the two comics:
I'm working on a set of these - the non-humans, naturally, but it's helping me get in the groove.
Use Photoshop: Only for a Facebook joke and a devArt upload, so it doesn't get crossed off.
Use my sewing machine: Purchased a pattern to make myself an apron.
Finish repainting my Psyche sculpture: Did this!

Finish a book a month: Covenant by Elissa Malcohn. It's free on her site and very much worth the read. The premise itself might grab you, as it grabbed me: two sentient alien species, one of which must feed on the other to survive. Very bleak and very skillfully wrought.
Finish the Civil War event before the movie: I'm not sure how far along I am, stab in the dark says maybe half. I'm really enjoying it and will say more in a separate post.
Check out the Harry Dresden series on audiobook: My friend sent me a text tonight saying he should be able to hook me up, solving the dilemma I've already laid out here.
Read one poem every night before going to sleep: On it. Not a perfect record for January, but definitely on my way to forming the habit. (Collected works of Robert Frost, if you're curious.)

Getting a few final episodes of other shows out of the way to clear the path for the ones I noted.

Get the theme tune for Pompidou out of my head:
This is a self-defeating resolution. Seeing it just makes me start humming the tune. Sometimes I even go look it up on YouTube again. Now I associate it with my New Year's resolutions so it pops into my head if I even think about working on them. Eventually maybe I can use it to inspire myself.

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Mad-Eye: worried worried
The Glue of the World: The Lion Guard

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Like I said, I just finished up Serial, and it was good. It was really good. And that came as a surprise because murder mysteries (in any format, in any style) very rarely appeal to me. Catching the baddie holds some satisfaction, as does the final revelation when all the loose ends are resolved, but neither is very conducive to character development - the killer is a killer, and the victim is already dead.

Actually, now it kind of clicks: Serial stays interesting because the killer might not be a killer, and because the impartial narrator is one of us and a character in her own right. So maybe it shouldn't bother me when we get to the end and (spoiler alert?) there's no catching of the baddie, and all of the loose ends are still loose.

I think the reason it does is just that I want more story, and since you can't even write fanfiction for cliffhangers from the real world, we're never going to get it. When I heard there was a second season I assumed all my prayers had been answered; not sure why I didn't realize that it wouldn't be the same case. I might download it if I can't solve my audiobook dilemma, but not until the season is all out.

The dilemma I really want solved is who killed Hae Min Lee. Today I listened to absolutely nothing on the bus and I'm all disconsolate and I had to skip breakfast. (That's not related, it's just part of the day I'm having.)

Mad-Eye: frustrated frustrated

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I heard a fandom rumor in real life that Civil War is going to [be a historical drama about the actual American Civil War.]introduce Martin Freeman as Captain Britain. I figured, it would be awesome but you can't trust fandom rumors that come from real life. But today I noticed that Marvel Unlimited had added a pack of vintage Captain Britain comics. Why's that, Marvel Unlimited? So I looked on IMDb and hmmm, every character is named except for Martin Freeman's.

What do you think? Brilliant, innit?

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The Glue of the World: Agent Carter

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I'm just finishing up the Serial podcast and need something to replace it for my bus commute. There aren't any other podcasts I'm currently interested in, so I was thinking of listening to a book for the first time ever.

Unfortunately, pricing for these things seems way out of line to me. Audible.com is $15/month and you only get one book? It's even more to buy them individually and my library doesn't have the one I want.

Is anyone a regular audiobook listener? Do you feel like you get a fair amount of bang for your buck? Or have you found a cheaper solution than I have?

Mad-Eye: confused confused
The Glue of the World: Thief

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Mad-Eye: cold cold

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Day 15

In your own space, talk about what you're taking away from this challenge. Did you learn something? Did you interact with new people? Or did you try out different fandoms or formats or relationships? What's changed between Day 1 and Day 15 of this challenge? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Day 2: I got three (+1) icons, this banner, and a list of fic recs (which I've had a very enjoyable time going through).
Day 3: I got some feedback on old stuff. Thanks, guys!
Day 4: Wrote a GotG ficlet which I'm going to expand/finish at some point.
Day 5: Got back in contact with the unparalleled Fluffernutter.
Day 6: Invented the Retro Challenge - nobody has completed it yet, that I know of, but a lot of people seemed to like the idea and I am going to do it myself.
Day 7: Taaroko watched The Matrix with me. She's awesome. I missed that movie so much.
Day 8: Made a friend!
Day 9: I've actually been referencing my list of resolutions here since I wrote it, and I've even gotten to work on a few of them.
Day 12: May have inspired A2Z to post about Saga - yes, I'm taking credit for that.
Day 14: Got some good thoughts out of Kita about our respective favorite character archetypes.

It was lots of fun. I looked forward to seeing the new challenge every day.

Thanks everyone for coming along!

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Mad-Eye: good good

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Day 14

In your own space, share your love for something fannish: a trope, cliché, kink, motif, theme, format, or fandom.

Let me tell you about the Outcast Protector.

I didn't find this one on TVtropes.org, which doesn't mean it isn't there under a different name. I use the phrasing that I find most descriptive. Don't read it as "Protector of Outcasts"; I'm talking about characters who are both.

Protector: So you're strong. Now what? The protector knows that some people aren't so lucky. Their weakness doesn't make them lesser, but it means they need help, and the power to be the one who can help them amounts to a duty.

Outcast: Sometimes, the strong are admired and even exalted. Sometimes they're feared and ridiculed. The outcast is the latter, due to some unfortunate inherent quality, the conditions of the setting, or plain bad luck.

I enjoy stories about protectors pretty much anywhere I find them. I put more qualifiers on stories about outcasts, but combine the two? Oh man.

One-on-one, there's a lot you can do with an innocent, delicate protagonist and her (or his, but let's be honest, usually her) devoted, intimidating bodyguard. Obviously, they can fall in love, which has the added bonus of being FORBIDDEN because of the outcast status of one lover. Sookie/Bill worked magic on me for precisely this reason. If the protector is a bit simple or a literal animal, you can get an adorable gentle giant dynamic going on. Think Princess Jasmine and her tiger. You can have an ordinary pair of forever friends, one of whom has a berserk button for harm done to the other one - who earned his loyalty by being the first one to treat him like a real person. Hello, Rocket and Groot (and for them it's two-way)!

But then there are the Outcast Protectors who aren't in it for a singular ward. The ones who guard entire cities, or worlds, or life wherever they find it. The examples in easy reach are mostly superheroes, whose backstories usually contain some element of willing sacrifice, and all of my favorites - Nightcrawler, Daredevil, Hellboy, the Manhattan Clan, the Incredibles - are cut off from society through no fault of their own. They risk their lives saving ordinary people from extraordinary threats, and instead of being met with gratitude, they're blamed and reviled. (Don't look too closely at my examples; there's some mix-and-match going on here.)

Why do they keep doing it anyway? Love. Agape. The understanding that others' right to life isn't based on their friendliness.

This has actually been my favorite trope since before fandom, and certainly before I recognized it. Ever wonder why I like gargoyles so much? Not the cartoon, I mean actual stone gargoyles/grotesques. Legend has it that they were originally designed to be frightening and ugly so that they could scare demons away from the church. God help me, I find that crushing. Who's going to love you if you're scarier than evil itself? Who looks up at a leering stone monster and appreciates it for a job well done? But the gargoyles don't complain; they just sit there for centuries on end, guarding holy places, because the holy places are worth guarding even if the gargoyles will never get anything out of it.

But I do have a perfect fandom example, and I bet you knew it was coming: Angel. He starts out as Buffy's protector, just an unnaturally powerful guy with no hope of reconciling with humanity. When he finds someone who needs him, he devotes himself to her entirely, knowing that her success and happiness is a fair trade for his own survival, if it comes to that. (Yes, I know Buffy isn't delicate. Power is fluid, and Angel knows he can complement her strengths. Okay, so it's not a perfect fandom example.) Gradually, he widens his scope until all humanity is under his protection, knowing he can never be part of it. He can't even blame the world against its prejudice against vampires; he knows better than anyone that it's justified. The only comfort he can find in his role is the hope that he's making a difference, and even that never gets beyond hope.

I had a lot more to say about this but I think I've made a decent outline. If you can think of any characters or relationships who you think fit this trope, tell me tell me!

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The Glue of the World: Massive Attack - Man Next Door

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Day 13

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

This was harder than it should have been, since I was going for a) variety, b) stuff I haven't already rec'd anywhere, and c) recent and/or largely ignored. I gave up entirely on the last one, since I myself haven't been exploring enough fandom lately to have seen anything but what's popular.

But I bet you haven't seen these:

1. Derpy Loves Her Lava Lamp (MLP: Friendship Is Magic, YouTube fanimation): The character who originally sparked my interest in this show, being adorable and kinda zen. Loop it and watch forever.
2. Alternate Universe (Doctor Who, fan art): I had completely forgotten about this until I found it again in my favs just now. Characters as furries - it's a weird, niche tradition, but I love it.
3. Left Eye (Cowboy Bebop, fanfiction): The only Cowboy Bebop fanfic I've ever read or wanted to read. It's long, but so well-written and so revealing about the Spike/Julia/Vicious triangle that it feels practically necessary.

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The Glue of the World: The Decemberists - Mariner's Revenge Song

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Day 12

What makes you fannish? And by that we mean, what is it about a tv show/movie/book/band/podcast/etc that takes you from, "Yeah, I like that," to "I need MOAR!!!" Is it a character? A plotline? The pretty? Subtext that’s just screaming to be acknowledged?

In your own space, tell us what it is that gets you to cross that line into fandom. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

This is something I think about a lot, because I love getting this feeling and also because I want to learn how to give it to others. It seems easiest for children - you know, incessantly singing cartoon themes, grabby hands with media tie-in toys. After I successfully concealed grew out of that stage, most of my subsequent obsessions were with fantasy book series, then collectible card games, then video games, then comics. (And now they're usually TV shows. I don't want to think too hard about the way that progressed.)

Sometimes I creep myself out with how much brain power I'll devote to my latest thing, but overall, it makes life much happier. You always have something to look forward to, and you always have somewhere for your mind to wander when you're bored. And then there's the anticipation of new content, the excitement of meeting like-minded fans, and the inspiration to create that it can bring.

I haven't answered the question, just restated it, but I've always felt like there's some kind of magic at work here or a code to crack and I just can't figure it out. I'm fairly confident that my taste in media aligns somewhat with the relative quality of the work, but I don't think quality is the secret. I mean, it's obviously not the secret to popularity, and as far as I can tell, the hordes of fans for certain bad fiction are feeling the exact same way that I feel about my alleged good fiction favorites.

Another thing that intrigues me is that the glow always fades, or it always does for me, and it intrigues me even more that for some people it apparently doesn't. I don't have one right now. I have fandoms, plenty of them, and I think as highly of the canon for each one as I ever did, but I don't enjoy them as much as I did when I first discovered them.

So I go looking for new ones. What's going to give me the glow? I can usually tell what to rule out, and I have a good idea of what kind of book or show will entertain me, but I don't know what sets the special ones apart. I mean, what do Cowboy Bebop, Redwall, Magic: the Gathering, Final Fantasy VIII, Buffy, Saga, Guardians of the Galaxy, and A Song of Ice and Fire have in common? Genre? Sure, but that doesn't exactly narrow it down.

Here are some adjectives: Epic. Romantic. Character-driven. Classic. Unexpected. Subtle. Virtuous. Ferocious. Beautiful.

How do you find the glow?

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Mad-Eye: weird weird

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Title: Signal Fire
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Jurassic World/Jurassic Park series
Wordcount: 2694
Prompt: After the incident, Owen realizes Claire is pretty banged up and takes care of her.
Rating: PG-13 (non-graphic sex)
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to...whoever is responsible for these movies, I can't remember.
Notes: Written for the Clawen Ficathon, using the prompt from @ragingbulldurham, who asked for Claire’s shoes, Sweet! and Protective! Owen, and a reference to Claire being covered at some point in dino poop.

Much thanks to carlyinrome for running the ficathon, allowing me to do it away from Tumblr, and giving me a helpful and informative last-minute beta read. Yeah, she should really be getting more credit for this story than I should.

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Mad-Eye: excited excited

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Day 11

In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

1. I'm nice!
2. I'm in a band!
3. That's it!


I have many fine qualities and am generally aware of what they are but today's challenge is not my jam so I decided to just fill it in with a Parks & Rec quote instead of the truth. And now I can't find the appropriate clip to show you on YouTube so this whole joke is like


EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT: taaroko found it because of course she did.

All Places Are Alike to Me: at work
Mad-Eye: embarrassed embarrassed
The Glue of the World: Pearl Jam & Neil Young - Rockin' In the Free World

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Day 10

In your own space, post a rec for fannish and/or creative resources and spaces. Tell us where you go to dig up canon facts for your fandom, or where you get all the juicy details about your favorite ship. Where do you like to hang out and squee like a squeeing thing? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I'm sure everyone in the Buffy fandom knows this one, but I've spent a lot of time on BuffyWorld researching for fanfiction and episode analysis. They've got the shooting scripts for the entire series in addition to the transcripts - I've actually gotten stuck there just enjoying reading them and finding where they differ from the aired version.

For MCU canon-checking I usually head to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki, which covers most of what I need to find out. I'm not crazy about wikis but, like Tumblr, it looks like that's what's in these days. If anyone has any other MCU resources I'd love to hear about them!

I do my squeeing, for the most part, right here. And let us never forget Blood Roses and all the happy times it's given us B/A shippers.

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The Glue of the World: I'm Alan Partridge

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Day 09

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

This might take a while, but damn if the challenges don't keep matching up to just what I've been considering...


Finish Jurassic World fic by the end of the week
Finish Daredevil fic by the end of the month
Add a chapter to "Older" per the challenge I set on Day 6
Write some B/A fic totaling at least 5000 words
Complete a fic of any length for the GotG fandom

Original fiction:

Complete the winning WIP from this poll
Finish writing the first arc of my superhero comic
Plot out the first arc for my other comic
Revisit my YA fantasy novel
Clean up and post/publish a couple poems


Draw centaur porn
Sketch the main characters from the two comics
Make something for my nephew and/or nieces
Complete any kind of painting
Use Photoshop
Use my sewing machine
Finish repainting my Psyche sculpture


Finish a book a month
Finish the Civil War event before the movie
Finish the Age of Apocalypse event before the movie
Devour all the Squirrel Girl that exists
Check out the Harry Dresden series on audiobook
Get a Wheel of Time refresher
Read one poem every night before going to sleep


Catch up on Game of Thrones
Catch up on Doctor Who
Revive my BtVS episode reviews


Fix the comments system etc. on Castle Kairos
Finish and post my homebrew 30-day meme
Get the theme tune for Pompidou out of my head

If you can think of anything else I should have included, fire away! I feel good about challenges lately - they really seem to help.

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Mad-Eye: determined determined
The Glue of the World: Primus/Tom Waits - On the Coattails of a Dead Man

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Day 08

Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them. Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!"

Whassaaaaaap, tarlanx!


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Day 7

In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

This ought have been the easiest one but for the past few forevers I've been gradually building up a list of favorites to post about so using any of them felt like jumping the gun.

But my list of favorites doesn't include a "movie scenes" category, so that's what I'm going with. And I'm using one of my longtime favorite flicks which I've hardly ever seen brought up on this site by anyone including me: The Matrix.

The last time I watched this movie, if I recall correctly, was a few years ago after I had just completed another Cowboy Bebop marathon. I was basking in the glow of "The Real Folk Blues", trying to decide what I wanted to watch next, and then realized that I had a very specific craving for another good shootout scene.

That's kind of an odd thought - at least, it was for me - but I've never been ashamed to say I like having some violence on my screen. Martial arts, lightsaber duel, nature in action, whatever, but when you're a geek of the nineties and you want to see sharp-dressed sex bombs firing guns at each other, it's time to enter the Matrix:

Oh. Yeah.

To be precise, it's time for the Lobby Scene. While I was looking for gifs just now I saw an article calling this movie "testosterone catnip", and I don't know how to replace the word "testosterone" in there with something more applicable to myself, but it seems like an accurate description and damn if I don't eat this stuff up with a spoon. (If there is a spoon.)


You know what makes this so satisfying? You know why, even though the effects are dated and so is the fashion, it's a timeless scene? It's because it has no purpose except to look cool. It's unnecessary to the plot, it doesn't demonstrate anything about the characters we didn't already know, and it thumbs its nose at plausibility (although the context does provide a good reason to ignore physics). That means nothing is getting in the way of the cool. It's not ashamed of what it is, and why should it be? It's cool.


Yeah, that was Neo doing a one-handed cartwheel while firing a semi-automatic. Yeah. Yeah it was.

Add just a touch of realism, like some practical clothing or a line of dialogue, and the whole thing could fall apart. This time, I'm not here to fret about whether the heroes are going to survive, or if their enemies are really all that bad, or if sunglasses might be an impediment. I want ridiculous stunts, bullet holes in everything that has a surface, and little to no focus on the bodies. Every time Neo or Trinity drops a gun to pull out another one, I freaking salivate. When they look at each other, no nod, no gesture, just synchronized killing machines, I start thinking about relationship goals.

There's never been a better shootout, and given the completely understandable cultural shift since 1999, it's possible there never will be.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to watch this My Little Pony episode about a cross-dressing stallion.

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The Glue of the World: MLP:FIM S5

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I finished watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with taaroko the other night and I've been trying to decide what to say about it.

I'm kind of bothered by how much I liked this show. Not bothered because there's some aspect of it that I think I shouldn't like, or because I can't figure out what was so good about it, but because after I finish something this awesome I'm usually taking the necessary steps to make it one of my fandoms and this time I'm not being compelled that way. I also don't have the alternative feeling that I sometimes get, which is that satisfied glow after you close a lengthy book and ruminate quietly without needing any further fuel.

If anything, what I want is to start again from Episode 1, paying close attention and sorting out everything I missed or forgot during the long break we took from it in the middle. There were so many characters and subplots, so much going on, and it all came together gloriously in the finale and I wasn't getting the full effect and that bothers me. If I ever rewatch it's going to be a long time from now, since I can think of like five shows off the top of my head that I already wanted to rewatch, and television is not how I want to be spending the bulk of my free time. So it's kind of like I'm stuck in the place where you love it but you've only seen the first half, except I already got all the spoilers so now continuing doesn't seem worth it.

Used to be we only watched anime when we could all get together at the house of our one friend who had the series on VHS. No distractions because we were all pointed at the TV, and no spoilers because nobody we knew had finished watching before we did. I miss that. If this had been one of our series back then, I think it would have consumed my life.

All Places Are Alike to Me: at work
Mad-Eye: contemplative contemplative

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Day 6

In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I had to think about it, but here goes:

Retro Challenge

Go back to an old project and give it some new energy. Add a chapter to the WIP you abandoned two years ago, revise a piece of art that could have benefited from the improved skill you have now, fill a request that someone forgot they gave you, redesign your aging website, or just talk about the character/s that got you into fandom (assuming you've moved on since then).

I had a lot of fun with this kind of thing in 2015, and while I don't know how I'll apply it next, I'm reluctant in general to ever let something die before it's finished. It's harder to find the inspiration when the work isn't fresh, but that's what makes it a challenge. I would love to see what my friends decide to revisit from their past projects.

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Mad-Eye: curious curious

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Day 5

Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.

If you've already left feedback in the course of a previous challenge, it totally counts. But you're free to leave more feedback.

Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!" If you feel so inclined, leave a link to the fanwork you left feedback for so others can check it out.

Timing could not have been better for this one. I've been hanging onto links for a couple stories by fluffernutter8 for way too long and this prompted me to finally go leave reviews for them. Yup, she's still writing and even recently made an LJ post!

Fluffy's stories are here ("The How and the Why", Harry Potter) and here ("Our Inner Wars", B/A for IWRY).

I also started working through a list of GotG recs thoughtfully provided by egelantier on my Day 2 wishlist.

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Day 4

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Sliding in just before the day ends in my time zone (forget going to bed on time)!

Title: Peter Pan Syndrome
Author: Kairos
Wordcount: 675
Summary: Adaptability has its disadvantages.
Rating: General
Disclaimer: Technically a crossover, using the "daemons" concept from His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman and the characters and setting from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Notes: This is my first try at daemonfic - if you're not familiar, all it means is that every character has an external soul in the form of an animal which can change shape until it matures in a permanent form.

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