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16 November 2009 @ 12:07 pm
Ten Reasons You Should Participate in xf_santa This Year  

1. Because I'm one of the mods, and you like me. (Not that I think my modding--which is really only going to take effect after my semester ends--is going to influence your experience of the event. But Still.)
2. Because presents are good. Everyone likes presents. Sign up, and you get presents.
3. Because the more awesome people who sign up, the more awesome presents are given, and then there is more awesomeness in the universe. Come on, awesome people.
4. Because, as great as it is that you're doing Yuletide, that's not gonna eat up 100% of your writing time between now and January, is it?
5. Because xf_santa is responsible for The Ledger, and for Pretend We're Married, and How A Resurrection Really Feels, and other truly remarkable things, and don't you want to make sure more truly remarkable things get made in our fandom?
6. Because the X-Files fandom is beginning to shrink back to the size it was before IWTB, and this is not acceptable to divas like me who came in at the height of movie euphoria, OK?
7. Because xf_santa is one of those things that makes us more like most other LJ-based fandoms, and helps cement us in people's minds not as a relic of the far-off days of atxc and plaintext, but keeps us a living, vibrant community that needs to be considered as a part of the landscape of contemporary fandom. YES, I'M A FANDOM ETHNONATIONALIST, SHUT UP.
8&9. I don't even have an eight and nine, Mulder. Four hundred and forty-six million dollars.
10. Because I told you to, OK?
god help the girl: M/S backseatsixpences on November 16th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
When it comes to XF perhaps it would always be better if there were no 8&9...

I am thinking of signing up. Particularly given that my Yuletide story should be finished reasonably early this year. Hmm.
Amal Nahurriyeh: mulder hotamalnahurriyeh on November 16th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
ba dum ching! Ha.

You should totally do it. As cool as Yuletide is, I think it's important to remember our major fandoms at this time of year, too. :)

zellie: tv | x-files : writingleucocrystal on November 17th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
I really wish I could! But (a) I am absolutely horrendous about meeting deadlines in any situation, seriously, it's ridiculous, and (b) I haven't written anything new in any fandom in months, and deadlines do sort of the opposite of inspiring me, I'm afraid. Hopefully next year! :( [/extraordinary lameness]
Amal Nahurriyeh: handsamalnahurriyeh on November 17th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
I really, really, get it, don't worry. :) Just doing my modly duty.
zellie: tv | x-files : stakeoutleucocrystal on November 18th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
No worries, I hope it works! I know I'll at least enjoy reading the fruits of the community, just like last season. :)
Aloysia Virgataaloysiavirgata on November 17th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Your arguments are alarmingly persuasive...
Amal Nahurriyeh: scully smokesamalnahurriyeh on November 17th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Mwah ha ha, my evil plan is coming together...
Aloysia Virgata: XF - Scully Fuck My Lifealoysiavirgata on November 17th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Dammit, I'm signing up. Mr. Virgata may be calling Leigh to form some kind of support group.
Catherine Pancake: Stock: Vicky's Secret Holiday '09notacrnflkgirl on November 17th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
8&9 LMAO
peace like the ham in a sandwichidella on November 19th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Heh. New management is totally a selling feature.

You may have convinced me. I'm still going to wait and see how my Yuletide story is going before I commit myself. But--posting goes until January 8th? And YT is due like, December 20 or something like that, and I'm not going to Canada this winter? SO QUITE POSSIBLY MAYBE.

Thanks for the rec, btw.
Amal Nahurriyeh: dakota mo snowamalnahurriyeh on November 19th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Were there modding problems last year? Lemme know back-channel if there's anything I should, um, like, do; I've been mainly treating this as a way to use my newly-found BNF status (LOL FOREVER) in the service of all that is good and right.

You've got until next Sunday to sign up...and, yeah, you've got plenty of time after the New Year to post. Hope you can make it!
agent scully's childhood fear of clowns: huhscooly42 on November 20th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
i think i'll sign up then
scarletbaldy on November 26th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I'm an incredibly slow writer plus, I am off to France in a few weeks. But you have my moral support and I hope you guys have lots of fun.