In your own space, make a list — anything between one and ten things is a sweet spot, but don't feel constrained by that! - of things that you wish existed in fandom or elsewhere, or that you'd like someone to make for you. Are you dying for podfic of your writing? Do you need icons for a character that doesn't get much fanart? Is there a story you want to read? Are you looking for new canons to get into? Would you like a collaborator for a project?
Maybe you want more people to talk about a certain fandom with, or you'd love to trade ficlets with somebody over email. Maybe you're new to a fandom and would like some recs to start reading, or communities to join. This is the time to ask!
Hmmm. I don't think I've ever really thought of gifted fanworks this way -- when I'm signing up for a challenge I usually try to think as broadly as my interests go, to make it appealing for whomever I'm matched with; I don't tend to think in specifics! But lemme give this a try.
- I would really love some Witcher icons, from the game particularly but also from the television show! I haven't seen any but I haven't gone looking, either. I'd love a couple of Geralt icons and Ciri ones too. Links to existing icon posts would be most welcome too!
- I've had a couple of my stories made into podfics, and each time it's a treat! I'd love to see more podfic of my work -- maybe Random Acts of Gayness [Hawaii 5-0] or Charm and Fix? I offer blanket permission, just let me know that you've done it so I can link to it, and tie it into the fic on AO3. If the fic is on my personal archive but not yet AO3, let me know and I'll make transferring it a priority. The list of podfic of my fic that I'm aware of is available at the Audiofic Archive, bless them.
- Ya'll, I am terrible at AO3 tags. It just has not come natively to me to tag my fanworks. One of my intentions for the year is to knock out posting several more fanworks from my old school personal archive to AO3. I know that one of the barriers to doing this, besides the general tedium, is that when I get to the freeform tags section I draw a blank -- I just don't know what the unspoken tagging conventions are, what would help make the fic appealing for potential readers, what content warnings are appropriate. It would seriously make my year to connect with a couple of people interested in spitballing tags with me, as an incentive to actually follow through on posting my older fic, and to tackle my tag blindness. Maybe a couple of people up for an entertaining chat on Discord or something? This one seems a little farfetched, so thanks for even considering it! xoxo
- I love creating podfic, and I'm hoping to re-dedicate myself to the art of it this year by properly dedicating some time to it. One thing that always trips me up a bit is cover art -- I usually make a rudimentary cover in Paint and call it a day. I would be thrilled to collaborate with an artist (clever Photoshop aficionado, digital art, pen and ink -- any method is brilliant!) to come up with the fanart equivalent of a drabble or ficlet. Better cover art would be a super dream wish of awesome.
<3 Thanks for taking a look.