Day 15: In your own space, talk about what you're taking away from this challenge. Did you learn something? Did you interact with new people? Or did you try out different fandoms or formats or relationships? What's changed between Day 1 and Day 15 of this challenge?
I should know better than to even try - this is unfortunately a really busy time of year for me, with a massive writing/formatting RL work task every year with a tight deadline around 12th January. So, faced with this task which at least I get to do comfortably at home, but which is tedious and tiring, what do I do? Have a procrastinatory multifandom blow-out in a fan challenge of course - specifically, fandom_stocking.
I had a fun and creative time with loads of fanart resulting, but everything else in my life got put on the back burner. Managing a daily posting/task challenge was unrealistic. As ever, I did the creative stuff (some of which would have met a few of the daily tasks), and failed on the social interactions. So the answers to Day 15 above are: Yes, No, No (or wait - I did, but in fandom_stocking), and what's changed is I learned not to try the snowflake_challenge again.
All the new artworks are on the AO3, an ongoing series being the Raccoonverse, which is fun (Rodney's accidentally transformed into a raccoon). I've also been doing the usual recs here and there - currently Ronon Dex genfic on stargateficrec and Star Wars on fanart_recs.
In other things, I've drifted into doing a full SG1 watch-through, only ever having dipped in here and there in the past.
I've been reading truepenny's (Sarah Monette/Katherine Addison) short pieces reposted over at her LJ from the Wayback Machine - about writing, and from them, I visited the Turkey City Lexicon which I'm sure everyone knows but is very much worth a read, and amusing.
My oldest friend from back when we were ankle-biters starting school in Christchurch is in town as her elderly mother's been dying, so we've spent some time together. It's like things were for me back in April - an expected end-of-life death which is basically welcome, although more busy and a little fraught for my friend because, sisters!
I've been exploring some keto recipes and have found some good ones, although some sites tend towards artificial ingredients that counterfeit carb-filled ones, which seems like that weird pseudo-vegetarianism where meat-lookalikes are faked with vegetable products. On balance, I prefer more straightforward eating; not that deli products are additive-free of course, but liquid splenda, xanthan gum and carb-free fake syrup are outside my comfort zone.
It's getting hotter here but we've had a cool start to summer overall. Muggy now, and pleasant temps in the twenties. I'm enjoying it. Possum is fine and says hi.