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Mama Deb
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All the cool kids are doing it

But please don't consider this tied to any holiday or time of year.

Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call."

Kay, some of these are just general wishes. Just to, you know, say them. Randomish order.

1. A baby (or at least the final whatever to start work on adoption.)
2. A house.
3. A car (dependent on getting house.)
4. Jonathan in the shape he needs to be in.
5. Fic. Stories. Any of my many fandoms.
6. A successful convention.
7. The strength of will to write something original.
8. A donation to any health related charity - Diabetes, Heart Association, Cancer Society. Just so long as it's not "faith-based".
9. A chance to meet some of you in person
10. Did I mention a baby?


I'll be in New York next summer. :D

what is your icon from?

Does buying 4 SW Chicks Fight For the Cure pins count for #8?

It was $40 for breast cancer, and an earlier donation of $35 for Alzheimers.

(Does donating blankets to the kids at the Ronald MacDonald House, who are undergoing treatment at St. Jude's count as faith-based?)

Yes. Thank you.

And Ronald McDonald Houses are not faith-based. Nor is St. Jude's. So say I. :)

Thank you, again.

Any chance of you making Media West?

None whatsoever. If we go to a convention that weekend, it's Balticon. That way my husband and I can both enjoy the convention. :(

Ah, MamaDeb, then you will be happy to know that I have donated to St. Jude's. Forget how much, my short term memory is for shits of late. I've done a few other charities, also. Believe most are non-faith based. I'll have to get back to you on that. My check ain't with me at the mo.

I'll see you at arisia, I hope, and hopefully it will be a successful con. :)

Indeed, and I do hope so, too.

I was hoping for Contata, though.

I'm on two panels thus far at Arisia.

I would love to meet you, we should see if we can work it out.

I'd love to find a way to meet with you.

Maybe for Chanuka. I'm not sure when I will be in Brooklyn next but we will have to work on it.

I think wishing aloud is a kind of prayer -- a way of articulating to oneself (and maybe to G-d) what one is hoping for.

I hope that coming years see all of your wishes granted.

Thank you! I think you're right. Which is why I included the things I did.

Oh ... #1 and #10 just tugged at my heartstrings. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Thank you.

Aw... I'm sure I'd write you fic if I could write slash to save my life.

I wish you success with #1 and #10 also.

Thank you. And you do. You just don't write the hardcore stuff.

My last post to the Harry and Ron LJ, a couple of weeks ago, got zero reviews. There's something there now that's been up a few hours and it already has six. It's an NC-17, and a very well-done one, but I'm starting to just give up. Maybe there's not much of a market for mild slash.

Then again some of the PG-13 etc. seems to do well, so again, maybe my writing is lousy. My het stuff doesn't always do so well either... but since I do "crack pairings" usually I don't think about it that way.

come march you can borrow my uterus. i kid you not. it's yours if you'd like it.

i wont be using it for a while G-d willing...

No, thank you. That's something we have discussed, years ago, and decided was too problematic, both psychologically and halachically.

Now, if someone were to invent a Bujoldian uterine replicator....

i have no idea what that is. but i dont mean me be a surrogate. i'm tired of being pregnant. i think 18 mo of pregnancy out of 25 mo of marriage is quite enough thanks.

i meant that i'd fex ex you guys my uterus and you'd use it until you've got a decent sized family. psychologically, for me, it'd be awesome b/c it'd give me a chance to recouperate...

Whatever my hopes and prayers can do toward #1 and #10, consider done. If Grace and I are on your list for #9, we'll be in New York from Dec. 26-Jan 1.

Thank you!

You are on the list. We need to plan something for then.

mabfan and gnomi want to get together with me that week too, and probably some other of the New York crowd. I may have to have a party. :)