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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!

Morgan O'Conner: TW Derek distance by veterizationmorganoconner on March 11th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Teen Wolf, Derek/Stiles, Derek unexpectedly sharing something about his family or past.
Akadougalakadougal on March 12th, 2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
Stiles wasn’t sure when packing up his room for college had turned into this huge nostalgia fest. He had flicked through notes from high school before dumping them into the recycling (unsurprisingly, his sophomore year books had a lot of wolf scribbles in the margins) and old photographs from the days before online sharing. These were ancient dusty toys, too, stashed in the back of his closet.

Stiles spent a little bit too long laughing at the whole coming out of the closet idea when his dad called him down to have a look at the space heater he’d dragged out of the garage. His dad was very worried that Stiles was going to be cold. When he came back up the stairs, he wasn’t surprised and was to see Derek, cross-legged, flicking through a box.

“Hey,” Stiles said. There was this weird lump under his breastbone. Tomorrow he was heading off and becoming an adult. But he’d basically faced more life and death circumstances than most of the adults in his acquaintance. And then there was everything Derek and he had… well, done. The life saving and the fucking. Lots and lots of fucking.

Then he saw what Derek was looking at.

“I should have thrown those out-“ Stiles begun. Derek looked up, finally, tearing his eyes away from the cards. His eyes were doing that old, remembered pain thing again.

There was also an obvious lump in Derek’s throat when he spoke. “I used to – uh – play. With my sister. My little sister.” His voice cleared as he flicked through the cards again. “I don’t know…”

“I used to just collect them. Pokemon were cool. But then my mom got sick and I guess I forgot-“ Stiles leaned close over Derek’s shoulder. The cards were pretty new, barely handled. Maybe he could see if they were worth anything on Ebay, pay for a few text books. Then Stiles noticed the care with which Derek handled them.

“You remember how to play?” Stiles pushed his bedroom door to. The rest of his packing could wait.

“I think so.” Derek cleared the floor in front of him, sitting cross legged. “There’s an instruction booklet.” Derek looked weirdly excited by that fact, flicking through the thin pamphlet.

“Alright. My boyfriend is a secret geek.” Derek tried to frown but Stiles was essentially immune to that. Derek’s rarer smiles were another story. “How about we make this interesting.”

Derek looked confused for a moment, eyebrows drawn together.

“Strip Pokemon, dude.”
Morgan O'Connermorganoconner on March 13th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
Oh! Oh my goodness! POKEMON! You just made my day with that, even before the wonderfulness of the story hit me. :D I have so many good childhood memories of Pokemon with my little cousins, I can't even. *flails at you* And Stiles, and Derek, and EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE happy future ficlet FTW! I ♥ yooooouuuuuuuuu!!!

And also, *cuddles Derek close*
DR Lisa!!: Stilesdazedrose on March 13th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
I love you
peroxidepest17peroxidepest17 on March 13th, 2013 05:41 am (UTC)
Now all I can think is that Pikachu used Thunderbolt to get Derek's pants off. (Super effective)
wolfrider89: TW - Sterek compwolfrider89 on March 15th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
I have a huge grin on my face right now! This was lovely. :)
ju: awkwardjuin on March 19th, 2013 10:09 am (UTC)
Awesome. <3