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14 January 2010 @ 01:07 pm
Signal boosting / why I love fandom  
Not only do we come together for crazy funtiemz, but the community extends to doing a bit for the world when it's in need.

help_haiti is a comm to which fandomers offer and bid upon fic, graphics, art, whatever with all funds going to Haiti. More eloquently, their userinfo states: This Journal was created in the morning of January 13, 2010, as a place for fandomers to help raise money to help in the rescues, recoveries and rebuilding of Haiti following the tragic earthquake on January 12, 2010.

There are tons of amazing offers, spanning many fandoms. And if you're able, please consider offering something up as well ♥ For those with a specific interest in Merlin, lamardeuse has an ongoing list of Merlin offers here. I haven't looked through them all, but there's definitely a very broad range of things and pairings offered.

For what it's worth, I've offered Merlin fic (thread here). Either a single fic of at least 3000 words, or a series of 400 word or less ficlets. Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana, Gwen/Merlin, Arthur/Gwen/Merlin, gen, RPF (Angel/Bradley), or crossover fic. Starting bid of $2 - every bit counts.

Also, Arthur/Gwen shippers, keep an eye on camelot_love as threemeows organizes an Arthur/Gwen specific thing-a-thon exchange for money going to Haiti.

ETA: A few specific notes to Canadians - if you have Bell or Rogers service, you can text "HAITI" to 45678 to donate $5 to the Salvation Army (Telus should have this service available within 24 hours)

Also, the Canadian Government is matching all individual donations made to Canadian charities towards Haiti. (Thanks, heather for letting me know! ♥)
just heather: Being Human: Annieheather on January 14th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Random: I just read that the Canadian govt is matching all donations from its citizens.

I don't live there but hell yeah Canada!
kePPykepp0xy on January 14th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for letting me know! I just posted a list to thefuturequeen and will add this information to that too. <3
~*Lissomelle*~: MERLIN: A/G: Space Betweenlissomelle on January 22nd, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
I still absolutely love the idea of this entire effort. A lot of times I can be disparaging about the merits of fandom because of the random trolling/wank/what-have-you, but this comm is single-handedly making me eat some of those words AND gain more faith in humanity in general.

Thanks so much for bidding on me, by the way! I would've loved to have done the same for you, only it would seem that you already had a couple of very determined bidders who quickly upped the price beyond my range. :-P
kePPy: Merlin: Arthur/Gwenkepp0xy on January 24th, 2010 10:27 am (UTC)
It's reasons like these that I want to work in TV. Just... yeah, fandom can be royally fucked, but when it matters, it can come together and be so amazing. *_*

No worries! I'm just so pleased you were participating!

On a similar note: I got your card in the mail yesterday \O/!!! AND OMG, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RANDOM, SURPRISE FICLET. I love it so much ♥!