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I just realized that I've been on LJ way too long not to have my own community! Since I love Halloween and Christmas, and they're coming up, I thought, "Why not start a holiday-themed H/D comm?"

Right now, I'm thinking of having a few prompts per week for the month leading up to each holiday (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Beltane (am I missing anything?)), but I'm also taking suggestions right here in this post. There wouldn't be any length requirements; anything from 100-100k words would be welcome.

*Edit: I'm leaning towards something like H/D seasons, which would include all the holidays but still have seasonal prompts throughout the year.

Let me know what you think by filling out this poll!


[Poll #1610322]

Date: 2010-08-25 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marguerite-26.livejournal.com
sounds like fun! Just be sure to stay clear of the name [livejournal.com profile] hd_holidays or [livejournal.com profile] hd_hols or similar as they are very well known in fandom as a very popular Christmas exchange which isn't really what your talking about here, right? :D

Date: 2010-08-25 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Yes, I know about those, but thanks for the warning :) This would be something where anyone who is a member could post their responses to the prompts at their convenience.
Edited Date: 2010-08-25 12:26 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-25 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qumabh.livejournal.com
Sounds like a fantastic idea. A lot of fun! Don't forget Father's day! ;)

~Mab

Date: 2010-08-25 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
That's a good one, thanks :)

Date: 2010-08-25 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smooth-terrain.livejournal.com
I think it's wonderful! *thumbs up*

I don't know if I'll be able to do any fanart soon. I'd like to, but RL and time is an issue for me, but I checked it anyway, so hopefully I can follow through. :)

Date: 2010-08-25 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
I hope so, too. *crosses fingers*

Date: 2010-08-25 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kayoko-chan.livejournal.com
*sulks at the lack of tick box for the sake of ticking*

St. Patty's day! And peacock appreciation day, because i want to read more about those crazy Malfoy birds.
Edited Date: 2010-08-25 12:41 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-25 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Sorry about the lack of a ticky box for ticking! *is lame*

LOL, peacock appreciation day!

I'm so excited to get this off the ground--just need an artist to make a banner for it.

Date: 2010-08-25 02:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alafaye
Yay! I'm for it!

Date: 2010-08-25 02:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-25 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alaanafair.livejournal.com
Oh, this sounds like a fun idea!!!

Date: 2010-08-25 02:36 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-25 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Say, would it be okay if I post a request for banner art at hd_fanart?

Date: 2010-08-25 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alaanafair.livejournal.com
Sure!

If I might ask, what did you have in mind for the banner? I think Naadi has quite a few seasonal pieces, but I'm guessing since it's HP not H/D you'd want less shippy pieces? Or are you thinking of having different pieces for each season/holiday? You could check out the tags over there to see if there are any specific pieces you're interested in. I've found artists to be very generous with their art if you ask, and it might be easier to know which pieces you're interested in and asking if you could use those than posting a general request. Just my two cents worth. Feel free to ignore. *G*

Date: 2010-08-25 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
The comm's going to be H/D, so shippy pieces are just fine. Going over to check out her journal, and some others. That might indeed be easier (and quicker) than making a special request.

Date: 2010-08-25 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
OMG, she has a seasons set!

Date: 2010-08-25 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alaanafair.livejournal.com
Hehee... that was the one I was thinking of! :-D

YaY! I didn't know it was going to be just H/D! That's even more awesome! :-D

Date: 2010-08-25 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nursedarry.livejournal.com
I'm in although actual writing might be sketchy at certain times of the year. Am happy to help administrate/post/and read, read, read!

Date: 2010-08-25 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Thanks for the help, BB!

Date: 2010-08-25 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] witchyemerald.livejournal.com
Sounds Great. As a newer LJ member I'd like to see how one of these works and I think learn/watching a group come from the ground up might be interesting.

Date: 2010-08-25 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Let's hope it turns out to be a success :)

Date: 2010-08-25 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sirona-gs.livejournal.com
An excellent idea! We can have prompt posts for certain holidays! Even for their birthdays! And seasonal posts! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. This already looks like heaps of fun! As long as you keep the minimum word count requirement reasonably low (I'm thinking maybe 1,500 words), then even those of us with busy schedules will be able to contribute!

I am officially excited.

Date: 2010-08-25 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
There will be no min or max wordount limits. Glad you're on board!

Date: 2010-08-26 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sassy-cissa.livejournal.com
The idea is intriguing...

Several communities already do special things at Christmas - but there are so many other holidays that need love. :D

Date: 2010-08-26 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
My thoughts exactly :)

Date: 2010-08-26 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigersilver.livejournal.com
'Kay, I am providing my two pence:
First, how about Wizarding holidays as well as Muggle? I know there's hd_beltane and hd_holidays, valentine's veela and boysofsummer, and so on, but a Calendar of Holidays as a prompt box of sorts rather excites me. With 'rites & traditions' associated, of course. As decribed in fic, or Muggle mythos, perhaps? Personally, I'd be inspired to write for Frigga's Day or Mabon, Ides or Janus. Hmmm...
Second, how about bi-weekly prompting instead of weekly for those of us who are perpetually belated? I am calendar-challenged and I miss so many things simply because I'm bopping about doing something else (belatedly). Be lovely to have less pressure than a weekly but more pressure than an open-ended prompting.
Third, how about incorporating the concept of holiday cards? I love epistolary fic and it's always a pleasure to see fic paired with art. We could all be sending each other greeting drabbles, illustrated! Or postcards ('I've missed you, so I've penned you this smutty PWP as a fond wish for your continued happiness' kind of thing.)
All in all, sounds very exciting! Looking forward to it and will gladly pimp and participate.
Tiger

Date: 2010-08-26 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Oh yes, well definitely give some love to those lesser known holidays. I'm thinking of making a post at the beginning of every month, listing not o ly Christian, but also Jewish, Pagan, and other holidays.

As for prompts, there will be monthly prompts, submitted by anyone who wants to, and maybe daily ones prior to major holidays (like a week of trick or treat or twelve days of Christmas).

I LOVE the cards idea! The mods and I will have to discuss it and see how we can incorporate it.

Date: 2010-08-26 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigersilver.livejournal.com
I was thinking, actually, of the frabjous fic 'Greeting Expectations' when I suggested that. There's so many wonderful ways one could tackle the idea and it's a chance for gifting, too! Me, I'd love a belated birthday wishes card, that I could use for all the belated birthdays I celebrate. But there's Mother's Day and graduations and all those other lovely ones, too, plus every major and minor religion, and so on. Really, this is very exciting and I do like the monthly prompting and theme weeks, as well. Good going!

Date: 2010-08-26 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigersilver.livejournal.com
Oh, as to a name, how about 'hd_traditions'? or 'hd_greetings'? or even (and here's a copyright nightmare in the making, but oh, so appropriate!) 'hd_hallmark'?
Hee! Hit me; I am just too excited, now! Great idea, really! Best wishes on this; I do look forward to it happening!

Date: 2010-08-26 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
I've already booked HD_seasons. We'll be celebrating not ony holidays, bt the seasons in general :)

Date: 2010-08-26 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigersilver.livejournal.com
Oops, sorry! Disregard that, then.

Date: 2010-08-26 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Sorry about the typos--I'm typing on my phone.

Date: 2010-08-26 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigersilver.livejournal.com
No problem, I'm using my fingers and they're always defective, especially in the mornings. Thank Merlin for spellcheck:)

Date: 2010-08-27 09:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lokifan
Sounds lots of fun! :DDD

Date: 2010-08-28 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katelinmr.livejournal.com
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of a season community!!

REALLY RELALY REALLY LOVE IT!

Date: 2010-08-28 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katelinmr.livejournal.com
if you're not gonna make a season h/d comm, I will!

*tilts chin*

sEASONS FTW

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