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11 March 2013 @ 08:15 am
Fifth Annual WAFF-a-THON Main Thread!  
And if we all could spread a little sunshine
All could lend a helping hand
We all would be a little closer
To the Promised Land

WAFFathon 2013 Official Thread

Welcome, everyone, to the fifth annual WAFFathon, making the Internet a little happier. The premise behind the WAFFathon is simple: Fandom is great, but let's face it, it can get pretty dark around here at times. Not to mention that it rains absolute CRAP on the characters we most love. So to make their not-quite-canon lives a little better, and to increase the per-capita volume of Warm and Fuzzy Feelings (WAFF for short) on these here intertubes, the WAFFathon has arrived!

How to Play:

1)  Comment with a fandom and a prompt. Your prompt can be specific, general, vague, cryptic, silly, goofy, OOC, AU, sexy, anything you like, so long as it brings a little sunshine in the end.

2) Find a prompt you like and make something fluffy and feel-goody out of it. Fanfic, fanart, manips, icons, vids, gifs, fanmixes, motis and macros, and anything else creative are all welcome. Adult content is also welcome, but remember that the goal is to be WAFFy!

3) Post it (or a link to it) in the comments.

4) Watch people's lives light up!

The Rules:

1) Provide lots of encouragement to the creators. Feedback. Compliment. Hug. Friend. Mem. Rec. It's good karma.

2) This meme will be very lightly policed, but policed it will be. So behave. No trashing of others, fandoms, ships, chars, stories, or the meme writ large will be tolerated. Friendly concrit or suggestions are fine, but keep in mind that we are trying to make people happy, not insecure. As your Moddess Goddess(TM), I reserve the right to do what I feel I need to do. Which I hope will be nothing, but which you are hereby forewarned can change depending on my very mercurial mood. So... like I said. Behave.

3) I have no end date in sight for this meme, but I suggest keeping it a weeklong activity.

4) You are more than welcome to crosspost your creative works wherever you like. It should go without saying that taking someone else's work and passing it off as your own elsewhere is unacceptable by any definition. I refer folks to stop_plagiarism   as a good place to follow up on any problems that might occur.

Make the world even happier!

A couple of extra things you can do if you want to make everyone happier:

1) Readers/viewers: If you find an author/creative person you like, go back through their other works and comment on them, or rec their works on your journal. Creative people love feedback and it's especially gratifying when you get feedback on something you thought was lost to time and when someone likes your work enough to recommend it to his or her friends.

2) Creators: be sure to thank readers for their time and energy spent on your work. Friend them if they've friended you or recced you. One of the great things about fan-creative communities is the proximity you can have to the people you admire and respect. We don't get to have conversations with Joss and Kripke and the rest, but we can talk to each other and that's even cooler.

3) Pimp this meme to any friends or communities you think would be interested. You can find banners and code at the Banner Thread. Hotlink your little hearts out!

4) If you're feeling really encouraged, please consider making the world a better place on behalf of the fandom community.

The Hunger Site
The Breast Cancer Site
The Child Health Site

ASPCA * Random Acts * International Committee of the Red Cross * UNICEF * American Cancer Society * Amnesty International * National Alliance on Mental Illness * Wings of Peace * St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital * Christian Foundation for Children and Aging * Médecins Sans Frontières

(I know we're all poor in fandom, but we're actually very rich!)

5) Tell someone you love today how much you care for and appreciate them, and remember: Happiness is a completely renewable energy source!


...perdiccas   and oxoniensis   for hosting similar memes in the past that I've participated in. You guys set up the model for me to build on.

... jenab, auroramama, peroxidepest17, akadougal, riveroceansea, sycophantastic, embroiderama, darth_firefly, ziarenete13x, shadowvalkyrie, jaune_chat, dref22, bballgirl3022, princess_aleera, nicole_sill, and monteseverus for cheering for the idea and volunteering to leave prompts, fill prompts, and/or pimp.

...YOU! for reading and writing!

Happy happifying!

Tiptoe39: dinahtiptoe39 on March 11th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
Arrow, Laurel finds a vigilante fansite full of overenthused teenagers squeeing about the "hood." Her reaction, whom she shares it with, whether she creates a sockpuppet account... all up to you. :)
Akadougalakadougal on March 12th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
Heh heh. I'm a couple of episodes behind so this might be a little out of date but hopefully okay.

Thea knew Laurel could giggle. She remembered it from... before. But she hadn't heard her laugh like this in a while. Nowadays Laurel was all barked bursts and wry chuckles. Not giggles.

But right now Laurel was giggling.

"Oh boss lady, what's so funny?" Thea leaned across the desk.

"I've got these alerts for the Hood set up and one of them-" Laurel dissolved into giggles again. She waved at the screen and Thea leaned over.

"'The Hood slowly unzipped his hoodie, keeping his mask firmly in-' What is this?" Thea tapped around. "Oh god."

"It's all like that. They seem to be imaginary accounts of encounters. And they all end up with nudity and 'washboard abs'. There's this unhealthy fascination with leather too." Laurel pointed to a particularly lurid section. "I shouldn't be showing you this. It'll warp your innocent, naive mind." Thea rolled her eyes at that, while Laurel, yep, dissolved into giggles again.

Laurel's laughter stuck with Thea. She finally gave in to temptation and opened up the site again. It was pretty funny. All these people were running around scared to death of the Hood and here were people basically writing porn about him.

Okay. So. Maybe not so basically. And - Thea clicked down the page - not just writing... There was a particularly talented artistic rendition of a mainly naked and built guy wearing the Hood's trademark mask and, well, hood. With a really, really big-

"Interesting reading, Thea." Diggle's dry voice came from behind her. Thea slammed the tablet down.

"It was research." She tried to sound cool, collected. Instead she winced as her intonation rose through the roof.

"Hmmm." Diggle merely raised an eyebrow and walked away.

"I came across your sister looking at some interesting Hood related websites." Diggle stripped off his jacket and loosened his tie.

"Laurel found them. She emailed it to me because she thought I would get a kick out of it. She appears to have emailed it to half her address book. Felicity read some of it to me earlier." Each word Oliver spoke was punctuated with a sharp exhale of breath as he continued with his pull ups.

He was shirtless. He was allergic to shirts. Then Oliver grinned wickedly at him, knowing exactly what was going through Diggle's mind. He dropped to the ground, knees bent to absorb the impact, before he stalked across the space between them. Obviously the work out had...fringe benefits now. "Were you getting some inspiration?"

"Why would I need that with the real thing?" Diggle bit back his own laugh. "But maybe you should say something to Thea."

Oliver kissed him before realising what Diggle was saying. Then he went back to his work out. "Ruined the mood, man. Totally."

Diggle kicked back and enjoyed his view.
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on March 12th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAH. fanart? or diggle's view? it's pretty obvious which anyone with eyes would'd choose. this is ADORABLE!!!

Damn, but this fandom needs more fanworks. You need to write me more of them *gnaws on and annoys*

ILU!!! :D