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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!

Nessa--The Smite Faeriepeppervl on March 11th, 2013 12:56 pm (UTC)
Oz BOOKS. GEN. Something fluffy with strong female characters. Just a moment with any of the girls would be great, as would them using their ingenuity to save the day.
Tiptoe39: girlytiptoe39 on March 11th, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
Trapped by Rats 1/2
It wasn't a terribly unpleasant dungeon, really, but the way the Rat Guardsman kept looking at them sitting on their stuffy cotton mattresses gave Dorothy what she called the "heebie-jeebies" and set Trot hiding her face in Dorothy's sleeve, for fear the "nasty ol' ratman" would decide to set his big front teeth on her.

"Forgive me, my dears," Ozma said plaintively, looking across the cell at her two friends. "When the Queen of the Field Mice requested my aid, I thought it would be a pleasant journey across the countryside. I had no idea the Rats had been dabbling in sorcery, or that they would be able to overpower us so easily."

"If only we had a witch or wizard of our own," Trot said. "I don't s'pose we can get a message to Glinda from inside this cell?"

"It's possible Glinda will look in her Book and see our plight," responded Ozma, "but other than that, I'm afraid we are helpless for now."

"We're not helpless!" Dorothy said. "Why, Ozma, I know you can do a good bit of magic, when you're of a mind to it. Why don't we put up a fight?"

Ozma smiled sweetly at Dorothy. "My dear friend," she says, "you know I dearly hate fighting of any sort. And magic always has its way of going awry, especially under these circumstances."

"If only we knew their weakness," Dorothy said, frowning. "I remember when we fought the Nome King, we routed their whole army with nothing but the threat of some eggs."

"You did?" Trot's eyes widened.

Dorothy grinned. "Why, you shoulda seen it, Trot," she said. "All those Nomes, runnin' away on their fast spindly little legs over a single egg! All that and it wasn't even hard-boiled."

"So Nomes are afraid of eggs," Trot mused. "But what are Rats afraid of?" And in another moment, her eyes lit up in delight.

Crossing to the bars of the cage, she whistled a low note. "Mr. Guardsrat, sir?" she said demurely. "We don't mind waitin' and bein' your pris'ners of war, but we are getting awfully bored. Might you have something for us to play with? Just a string, so we can make braids, to pass the time?"

The Rat Guardsman looked at her a moment. Trot smiled at him, holding up her hands. "I'll bet you have some real pretty string," she says. "You Rats are such good collectors. I had a Rat back home that stole my prettiest hair ribbon, and I cried so hard for the loss of it."

The mention of his expertise seemed to perk the Rat Guardsman up, and he was off in a flash, returning quickly to display a loop of gold-tinted string that he'd doubtless stolen off a Munchkin's threadbare belt.

"Ooh, it's so pretty!" Trot said, and nodded to the others. Dorothy and Ozma came to the front of the cell, too, and added their words of admiration. "Mightn't we play with it for just a little while?"

"All-- all right then. But see that you give it back before the War Trial," the Rat Guardsman said, and allowed Trot and Dorothy to pull the piece of string through the bars of the cage.

Tiptoe39: girlytiptoe39 on March 11th, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Trapped by Rats 2/2
"Now, Dorothy," Trot said, "show us that trick you showed us back at the palace, when we were playing with the Scarecrow's spare ball of twine."

Dorothy's eyes lit up. "Of course!" she said, and began to work the string between her fingers.

The motions were so fluid and hypnotizing that the Rat Guardsman was drawn to the deft motions of Dorothy's hands after a few seconds. "It looks like sorcery," he murmurs. "What are you making there?"

Dorothy said, "Why, a Cat's Cradle, of course."

"A C-c-c-c-Cat?" The Guardsman took a few steps backward.

Ozma stood, her eyes flashing, and said imperiously, "That's right, a Cat's Cradle. It's a magical portal through which we can summon any number of hungry Cats."

"Don't!" The Guardsman fell over his own feet, petrified. "I beg of you, don't!"

"Why, you have sorcery," Trot teased. "Surely a bunch of cats can't scare you!"

"Oh, but they do--- they do!" the Guardsman said. "Perhaps they might not scare the Rat Wizard, but they scare me plenty. Please don't summon any Cats, please!"

"You will free us," Ozma said, "and return us to our normal size, so that we may exit your land."

"I can't, I can't! The Rat Wizard-- he'll have me wrapped up in beetle dung and hung outside through the summer!"

"Furthermore," Ozma went on, not in the least cowed by this threat, "you will renounce the use of sorcery and leave the Field Mice alone. My kingdom is wide and fair, and there is plenty of land for you to call your own without encroaching on their territory."

"Oh, no!" the Guardsman said. "No, no, no!"

But he crawled forward, opening the door to the dungeon, and Ozma and her companions ventured forth to confront the Rat Wizard. Dorothy kept the Cat's Cradle taut between her fingers, and the shining sparkle of the thread , and the dead-serious look on their faces, was enough to cow the Rat Wizard into submission. Once all three of the shrunken Princesses of Oz were back to their usual size, Trot picked the Rat Wizard up by his tail and scolded him.

"Now you behave," she says, "or I'll have to introduce you to our Wizard, and his friend, the Hungry Tiger!"
Nessa--The Smite Faeriepeppervl on March 11th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Trapped by Rats 2/2

It's PERFECT, darling! Intelligent girls who get themselves out of the mess they landed in! Whimsical ways of dealing with problems! Glinda's book! Ozma! Dorothy! Trot!

Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on March 11th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Trapped by Rats 2/2
HEHEHE! I couldn't remember off hand what the book was called... the Great Book? Or something like that... Ah well!!! I'm so glad it hit the spot! When I first started writing as a child, my prose was full of things like "she laughed merrily" and "indeed it was" because I was basically mimicking Baum. So getting to do it on purpose was a wonderful opportunity!! Thank you!!! *hugs*!!!! :D