January 6th, 2018


Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 6: "Feedback"

Day 6

Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.

If you've already left feedback in the course of a previous challenge, it totally counts. But you're free to leave more feedback.

Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!" If you feel so inclined, leave a link to the fanwork you left feedback for so others can check it out.

I have left feedback for:

"On a Pale Horse" by leveragehunters (Monkeygreen) (MCU/Avengers AU)
Steve gets turned into a horse.
(Stands alone perfectly even if you don't follow this fandom.)

"Search, Rescue, Remedy?" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer (Polychrome Heroics: Gentle Soul)
Abioud and Aidan rescue a family stranded in a boat.
(Stands alone reasonably well even if you don't read this fandom.)

"Mina" (Part 1 and Part 2) by [personal profile] siliconshaman (original work)
Explorers discover and old ship frozen in ice ... and something unexpected.
(I know, this one isn't fanwork, but when I looked at the author's recent fanfics, they're all heavy in continuity.  If you're reading Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies, though, there are new-ish goodies up.)

"Older Than I Once Was" by Samalander (Wonder Woman)
An exceptionally well-written Blackfoot perspective on the events of World War I.

"Oil and Watercolor" by Dedicatedfollower467 (Batman)
This is a soulmate story using the motif of people leaving colored marks on each other's skin -- and it's the first I've read where the intensity of the color indicates the amount of impact on a person's life.  Fascinating.

Also, I wrote these for my Crowdfunding section, but they generalize well to fanfic:

"How to Boost Your Audience"
"How Make Constructive Comments"
"How to Support Your Favorite Author"
"Non-cash Support Methods for Crowdfunding"
"People Who Boost the Signal in Crowdfunding"
"When You Can't Find an Audience"

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Today's Adventures

We went up to Champaign today for various errands.  We scouted the Indian restaurant Kohinoor.  I went inside to see if they had take-home menus, which they do.  It smelled so good.  But we were already booked to eat somewhere else.  Argh.  We have some other occasions coming up and we'll fit it into one of those.  :D

We stopped at Harvest Market for fresh produce to try a recipe for curried black-eyed peas.  They had Buddha's hand again, this time some very nice ones, so I bought one to try!  :D 3q3q3q!!!  The smell really does cling to your hands.  So later on, we got thin-sliced chicken breasts.  I'm going to zest some of the rind onto the chicken.  I'm thinking I'll probably candy most of it, though.  That'll give me the crystal candy and the syrup, and Trevor makes homemade soda flavors, so we can think up something to do with Buddha syrup.  I may look up other recipes too, though.

For supper we ate at a Chinese restaurant, Rainbow Garden, which was not bad.  I had barbecue pork lo mein, which was tasty if a bit salty, and the crab rangoons were excellent.  I'm curious to try some of their other dishes.  We met with a couple of folks from Enchantment Alley to talk about teaching classes there.  Looks like we're on for a series about different traditions, and one or two standalone classes of mine.    \o/

Buddha's Hand Recipes

Scented Sugar or Salt


Buddha's Hand Shortbread Cookies