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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!

jaune_chat: Rainbow Eyejaune_chat on March 11th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
Heroes, Micah/Molly, picnic
Tiptoe39: matt and mollytiptoe39 on March 12th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
"I figure you must be dying a little inside," Molly says. "All this open air and not a circuit board for miles."

Micah laughs. "Not a person for miles either, but I don't hear you complaining."

She cocks her head at him. Adolescence has evened out her features, but the long sheaf of red hair, falling across her shoulder and breaking like water, still fascinates him. "My power and yours are kinda different," she says, and he struggles to concentrate on her words instead of the cool break of hair against bare skin. The off-the-shoulder sleeves of the dress she's wearing are a guy's dream come true.

"How d'you mean?" he says, wondering if it would be okay to trace the line sunlight is drawing against her collarbone, if his dark fingers would somehow disrupt the beauty of it.

"Well, yours is like a hobby. You can do anything with computers and I can... just find people. Most of the time there aren't people to be found, but there's always something to do on the computer."

He could tell her she's absolutely right. He could tell her that he knows her iPhone is sitting in her purse, and the low buzz of it is calling to the piece of his brain that's forever connected to the waves it sends off. If he wanted, he could just reach through the air and make it sing love songs to her or send her text messages every day from now until forever with the text of a different Shakespeare sonnet.

She doesn't yet know he's gone "wireless." Someday he'll tell her. But not when there are sandwiches and cool pasta and fruit and a bottle of wine that they're both too young to legally drink. He wonders how she managed to get her hands on that, if it was just keeping tabs on where her family was until she could make a clean getaway. She plays as much with her powers as he does, even if she's coy about it.

Anyway, it's hardly something to discuss now.

"I kind of like the break," he says, scooting closer. Her face flushes, her freckles brown spots on pink skin. "It's nice to spend time with someone alive."

He manages to hold his fingertips back until half a bottle of wine has been drunk, and when they finally skim over her collarbone like he's been dreaming, he thinks he might involuntarily have made her cell phone vibrate, along with his own shudder. Luckily, at that moment, she's not paying any attention to her purse.

Edited at 2013-03-12 04:46 pm (UTC)