In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are.
Okay, so I was this close to skipping this, because it's so akward and weird and uncomfortable. But I want to do all challenges, so I'll put this up as well.
In your own space, talk about what surprises you about fandom. It could be a pairing or fandom you never thought you'd like. A fanwork type you never knew existed.
My journey from not knowing anything at all about fandom to today, has been a series of surprises. There are other people out there with the same
I've been surprised by pairings I've fallen for, and perhaps even more so characters that I've grown to love that I didn't give all that much thought when I first read the series. One example is the Hogwarts staff and some other minor characters - I've always loved Minerva and Severus, but I've been pleasantly surprised by fests like hoggywartyxmas and how much exciting and wonderful fics and art there are about Rolanda and Wilhelmina and Aberforth and Filius and so on. And I didn't expect to fall for the Harry/Draco pairing to the extent that I have, and I so love to discover new pairings!
I've also been really pleasantly surprised by how much more than the love of the books and the HP universe and the characters there is here. This is what brought us, or at least me, here, and that's definitely the cornerstones, but I do love that there's also so much reflection about gender roles, sexuality and social issues, I love that there's so much to learn about writing, and I love that there are so many wonderful and thoughtful people here ♥ This is a reflection of how little I knew about fandom only a few years ago, and a sign of how great HP fandom on LJ is :)