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For the fandom snowflake challenge day #4, I poked at someone new and they answered back with a perfectly amiable PM. =D

For day #5: In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.



I'm sure this person needs no introduction to Sherlock Holmes fandomers, but just in case there are fans of the famous detective out there who do not yet follow this person's work, may I introduce the immensely talented Ghostbees on tumblr?

What can I say about Ghostbees? I think one look at the artwork on their tumblr and you will readily understand why I think they are amazing. The artist's Holmes and Watson are uniquely their own, not quite Granada, not BBC Sherlock, but a mixture of things, as the artist explains.

I also think the artist has a good head on their shoulders, and can respect their opinions about the various Sherlock Holmes adaptations (they really get why Elementary is great to me), and this makes me like them even more.

I really hesitate to link specific works here because there are so many that I like to choose from. But maybe a few will illustrate what I mean when I say amazing? The illustrations make me smile every time I come across one, and the artist is so very prolific that there are plenty to enjoy. If you're at all interested in the various permutations of Sherlock Holmes, do consider following Ghostbees on tumblr.
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In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser-known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

1. Fated, or, Two Weddings and a House Warming by Temaris.  This is a Gil/Ferdy fic of Georgette Heyer's novel Friday's Child.  This fic made my Christmas in 2012 so very wonderful.  It was written for me for yuletide, but I'm reccing it because it was the absolute best.  I hadn't expected to receive such a wonderful thing, but Temaris has a way with style that perfectly pays homage to Heyer.  It's a lovely read that will make you laugh and delight you to your very core if you are a Heyer fan, I promise.

2. Genesis by akahannah. An old Harry/Draco mpreg retelling of the events of HBP.  Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not a big fan of mpreg, because I can never really believe in it.    I was just telling a friend the other day that this is one of the ones that I love, despite the mpreg.  In fact, I don't think I've read another mpreg fic I liked half as well as I liked this one.  It's violent and angsty in just the right way.  I love Draco's voice in this fic.  I really like the entire scene in which he finds out he's pregnant, because it acknowledges that the entire thing is absolutely absurd.  It's a scene that, even in its seriousness, managed to make me laugh a little.  I also like that Draco doesn't accept that he's pregnant, and when he finds out about it, just goes on with what he was doing all along.  Even if you're someone who's never been able to like an mpreg fic, I would still urge you to read this one.

3. Yotsuba & Robots! by octopedingenue. A Yotsuba&/Avengers crossover ficlet.  It's a short little thing, but manages to be completely charming anyway.  The author's note that Yotsuba makes everything better is pretty much spot on.  XD
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In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

1.  The [community profile] write15 community.   The write15 community is a support group that encourages its members to write (or edit, or do another writing-related activity) for at least 15 minutes every day.  All the writing support communities I've found on LJ have been sort of humongous and heavily focused on prompts or posting of fic, but this one is basically just a supportive space to moan about how little progress you made, or maybe rejoice at how well you wrote today.  There are daily check-ins and discussion of writing goals.  There are currently only 23 members, and It's really quite comforting to have a space where I can let out all my insecurities and talk about the writing process.  It's also nice to see what other people are doing, what their goals are.

2. sentinel_thurs is a weekly challenge community for one of my old favorite fandoms, The Sentinel.  Each week on Thursday evening a new weekly challenge is posted.  The community is still posting prompts even now, which I think is absolutely amazing in a fandom that old.  I'd love to see more activity.  If you're a fan, or used to be a fan, please do think about stopping by and doing a challenge or two.  =)

3. Not really a fandom community, but... >__>   menstrual_cups is a support community for women who are interested in switching to menstrual cups for their monthlies.  It's good to have a community you can go to and ask questions.  I basically looked at each and every post before selecting the menstrual cup that was right for me .I personally believe that switching to green products for your monthly cycle is the best thing you can do for your body in that arena, but it took me a while to make the jump because it can be kind of scary and seem somewhat radical, so this community helped me a lot.  There's also cloth_pads, for those who don't like the idea of sticking something inside themselves.  They're way more comfortable than any disposable products I've tried.