(Me) Pixels
Christmas wishlist time! I need to update my permanent wishlist at some point, but this is my most current wants.

- 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.

-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.


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(Firefly) Overabundance of schooling
And the final list post... Aiming to play double what I buy, as always.

Games acquired
1. Pokemon HeartGold.
2. Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
3. Spore Creatures.

Games completed
1. Persona 4 Golden.

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(Books) Stacked
This will be the post for recording books read in 2013.

Books read from 2011: 9
Books read from 2012: 55
Books read from 2013: 143
Books read from unknown/other years: 18
Books read from other sources: 212
Books read overall: 437
Books bought in 2013: 642

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(Books) Ants
One day, I will give up on my quest to control my reading/buying ratios. This isn't that day, though. Hope springs ever eternal or something, right? So the rules this year are to: a) read half of the books remaining bought and unread from 2011 (i.e. 35 books), b) read half of the books remaining bought and unread from 2012 (i.e. 130 books), and c) read, overall, twice the number of books bought in 2013.

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(Death) Fragile looking
I have a permanent wishlist, but Dad's been bugging me to come up with stuff, so it was on my mind, and maybe I can be a bit more specific. So, holiday wishlist!

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(Yuna) Searching
I don't really have a post in me today, so I'm just going to post this, inspired by [personal profile] dingsi and [personal profile] jjhunter's permanent wishlist posts. [personal profile] dingsi's disclaimer is splendid and I will go with it:

1. It is okay to want nice things. Post your wishlist! You don't have to be/do something special to "deserve" one! Just accept that sometimes people want to give you nice things! Because it makes them feel good, and/or they think you are rocksauce, or: because!

2. It is okay to not give someone what they want. People can be broke, out of energy, too busy, or simply go "eh, I'm not feeling particularly close to this person" and shrug and scroll past. Doesn't make them bad.


On that note, I would love to see people post their own wishlists. As others have said before me, this is meant to be "an updated wishlist that people can access all year, without stress", and I would love to be able to click through and find yours at some point when I would like to make you smile, and send you something out of the blue.

Rules/Guidelines:

-I won't post more than 10 list items.
-I'll keep my list up to date - e.g. remove (or set apart, or strike through) granted or outdated wishes.
-I won't expect anything. People aren't obligated to fulfill my wishes, just like I'm not required to fulfill theirs. It's not a popularity contest.
-I'm going to thank people, either privately (phone, email, private message) or publicly in this entry. In case you do NOT want me to mention your name, please let me know somehow!


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(Me) Hair up
I had my gallbladder taken out via laparoscopic cholecystectomy on the 20th July. I was very anxious beforehand and spent a lot of time searching the internet to find out what I could expect. Nearly everything I could find was overwhelmingly negative. I'm glad to say that hasn't been my experience: five days after my operation, I was already able to move around without pain and to eat anything I wanted.

So, I decided to write about my experiences with gallbladder removal and post it publicly, so that anyone else who is having that operation can read about it. Feel free to link to this, or copy extracts with attribution to me. Obviously, I am not a medical professional, just someone who has been through and recovered from this procedure. You may not have the same experience as me. If your doctor has suggested something which contradicts what I have said, listen to them, or at least discuss it with them before taking my advice.

A warning: it is extremely detailed, and some parts of it would make me uncomfortable to read, anxiety-wise. Personally, though, I would have wanted to know all of this, and to be prepared for it. If you have questions about the procedure but don't want to know about a specific part, feel free to PM me and ask for a copy of this without any comments on whatever it is. (E.g. "Please can you send me a copy that just covers your tips on recovery, without any mention of the wounds.") I'll do my best to help, and to answer any questions anyone has too.

This is mostly about an NHS surgery, in the UK, but general things about recovery should be the same. This comment details some differences experienced by someone having the same op in the US.

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(Jo) This is hard
Okay! I just checked my funds after all's said and done and I'm pretty much broke. I don't need the money desperately to live, thanks to the kindness of my family, but it would make my life a lot better in giving me more independence and ability to leave the house. A monthly bus pass alone, to ensure I could go to the library and see friends who live in the Cardiff area, would cost me £50, which constitutes all my remaining money. It's £1.40 for a return train ticket to see my best friend in the Cardiff area, or go to the small local library; £3 to go into the city to see other friends or go to the main library. I'm thirty minutes walk away from the nearest local library, which is not going to be feasible for a few months after my operation, I'm told.

So! A fundraising post. I can't do tarot readings or anything like that, so the skills I have to offer are my writing and my crochet. If you want a sample of my writing before you ask me to write for you, [personal profile] edenbound has my fanfiction or I can email or PM you snippets of my original work. In terms of crochet, I can make amigurumi teddies and such; cases for iPods, tablets, ereaders, etc; gloves; scarves; probably just about anything with a clear pattern. If you want something big or you need me to use cotton or silk yarn because of allergies or because it's for a small child, obviously it would be more expensive, but amigurumi things I can mostly make out of yarn I already have.

Here are some examples of my crochet work:
-Kindle cover
-Ripple lace fingerless gloves
-Little hippo
-Improvised Tiny Clanger
-Sheep scarf
-Ewok and Yoda

A lot of those are made with other people's patterns, so making a specific thing might depend on whether they allow the sale of items made from their patterns, but I'm getting good at improvising so something can probably be worked out.

Writing-wise, I write poetry, prose-poetry/microfiction, short stories, and longer pieces as well. I have few limits on rating or genre.

In both cases, I'm going to leave how much you pay up to you -- you tell me what you want and make me an offer, and I'll tell you if I can do it. If you want a crochet item and you don't live in the UK, don't forget to factor in that I'll have to pay quite a bit for postage.

If you want something but can't afford it right now, don't worry; I'm keeping this post open and unlocked as long as I'm able to deliver the goods. I'm having an operation on 20th July, and will be convalescing for a while after that, so it may be that I'll do a lot then or that I won't be able to do any. Regardless, if I've agreed to do something for you, I will get it done. Signal boosting is gladly welcomed!

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(Emma) Honour
My New Year's resolution re: games was to finish twice the number of games I buy. Simple enough! Hopefully.

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(Books) Stacked
Last year, my lists got too long for LJ in early November. To avoid that, I'm separating out the acquired lists and the read list. The acquired lists are here.

Books read from other sources: 270
Books read from previous years: 9
Books read from 2011: 66
Books read from 2012: 136
Books read overall: 481
Books bought in 2012: 344

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