I don't know if this counts as a true dump. Only two pieces here, done for the Paradox-o-rama
contests for the past 3 weeks.
Seriously guys, the competition was nothing short of epic, and I really hope they do some sort of round-up post, but that would be a herculean task for the mods, I think. There's been murmurings about the activity at sheldon_penny
having died down recently, but I'm like, have you seen all the fic from paradox-o-rama Fiction Fridays?!
I am still reading through and commenting. + My  End of the World ficlets. Shameless pimpage because this genre is hard, yo.+ SESSION 2 SIGN-UPS
My paradox-o-rama team totally came from last place
in the first week to WIN Session 1
. I'm still in shock, frankly. Our motto has proved true: BLOSSOMS NEVER SAY WILT!
I can't help but speculate that he people complaining about the lack of activity aren't the same people producing fan materials. Sure it's good to come home after a long day and see a fic by one of your favorite writers in the flist queue, but I realize that people have lives and more important obligations. I've realized that interacting in fandom is a very serious hobby of mine, but it's a hobby
, nonetheless. People aren't obligated to produce anything and they're definitely not making a living from it. I (and many others) have harped on the importance of feedback/concrit
, so I'm not going to go back there except to say that it does help when people comment and say, "hey, I like this." I know it seems kind of crazy how prolific I can be sometimes. Most of the time I'm just trying to create a visual treat for the viewers, or to say to an author, hey, thanks for painting this amazing picture with words. :)
And then there's bigbangbigbang
coming up. I'm signed up as an artist and I'm really eager to see what every one has been working on. All this is to say that the fandom hasn't died down. Sure, I was disgusted with the BBT season 3 finale. Thank goodness for the awesome fandom because I would have been so through.
Anyway... here's the art:( fan mix line art )( fan fic book cover design )