Doing this, though it most definitely isn't my thing. I know most are busy trying to get gifts to their close friends and family.
A wonderfully kind and friendly artist on my list woohooligan tagged me, be sure to go check out his awesome comics!
I want to personally thank everyone that checks out my page, leaves comments and favorites, notes me once in awhile. And a very special thanks to anyone that takes a little bit of money to buy one of my art pieces or jewelry or used items. As I am still struggling with money and art and time every little bit helps.
STEP ONEMake a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ 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 DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.
STEP TWOSurf 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.
My Wishlist01/Enough to pay off my student loans. Might as well put my biggest worry first. I've racked it up to $22K because since I got out of school I've continuously deferred them as I haven't had anymore more than some cons a year (definitely not enough to dent it) and seasonal jobs which could maybe dent it in 10 years if I didn't pay anything else. I know part of it is my fault because there are a lot of jobs I can't work between allergies and long hours standing. I don't know what to do anymore and I'm thankfully glad that they haven't actually come to throw me in jail or anything for not being able to pay. I tried to get them to bring the payments down to something reasonable for me like $10-20 a month, but the lowest they got was $110, now it's back up to like $600something. *sighs* Sorry, I don't like talking about it as it reminds me how useless I am.
02/Someone of the male persuation that I could actually like enough to start dating and be serious about. I thought maybe this guy I met from Gencon would work, but we've barely spoken in texts since then, less and less since time has passed. I do want to have a husband and a family someday. And I know nothing about dating anymore, other than most guys seem to want a booty call.
03/A job that I don't hate that maybe I could get paid for every week. (This is more of a praying thing as I'll look even more selfish and awful if I get into what I'd be looking for).
04/The time and motivation (and keep the sore/pain at bay) long enough to finish cleaning my room area which has been done in an embarrassingly long time.
05/The love and push I need to get more artwork done, especial in the comic area.
06/More sales on my storenvy, 1-3 every 6 months just shows how bad I am at sales. I've tried many different approaches to increase that, but not have seemed to have worked for me.
07/A 36"-48" x 72" tall DIY dvd/bluray/cd shelving. I am just not handy enough to start from scratch.
08/An idea that would be something I'd like to do, but also make me money. It seems everything I like, people aren't interested in buying.
09/To have a wonderful birthday.10/ To meet Ellen, Tom Hiddleston, Frances Conroy, Victoria Harwood, Cary Elwes, Ian McShane, William Shatner. Yeah, just some of those I admire enough that I'd love to meet.
I'm not going to tag anyone, if you wish to do this, then very cool and I thank you, especially if you read through all of this to get to this part. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas.