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Um, as seen on [personal profile] jjhunter's journal here.

I'm also borrowing the following disclaimer from [personal profile] dingsi:

Let me say two things first though:

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.

- and rules/guidelines. This is meant to be "an updated wishlist that people can access all year, without stress", and all comments will be screened by default unless you explicitly give me an okay to unscreen.

And here are some rules and guidelines that I borrowed from [personal profile] jjhunter:


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I'll keep my list up to date - e.g. remove (or set apart, or strike through) granted or outdated wishes.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!

  1. An in-person friend or two.
    I'm terrible - terrible - at keeping up my in-person friendship, and am currently of the opinion that I've blown up most of my in-person friendships by lack of contact and etc. Which I realise is hardly a great advert for my friendship. But I am feeling extremely socially isolated (the people I see in person on a regular basis are basically my immediate family) and I would really like a person or two to hang out with regularly. I don't have the spoons for a wide social circle, but it would be nice to have someone to attend stitch and bitch meetings with, see movies with, or just have coffee with.

  2. Help with credit card debt.
    Oh god, I feel so awful about even mentioning it, especially since my parents have paid off half of it and my mother is offering to help with more. My credit card is large but not overwhelming (around £1,200) and I got myself into it, so I have a strong feeling that I should get myself out of it. But it feels like a millstone around my neck, it's stopping me from building any savings (because every spare penny goes to it), and um, it's practice asking for things?
    In sum, I am pretty sure asking for help with this is Morally Wrong.

  3. A pen pal or three.
    I love getting mail. Who doesn't love getting mail? And it would be really nice to have some people to write to! My preference would be overseas people, because I love getting mail from abroad, and my extra special preference would be postcards from your local area, or your holiday destinations! (I cannot really afford holidays just now, and I love pictures of beautiful places from all over the world on my walls.)

  4. TV box sets.
    I am watching lots of TV lately, which is awesome because then I get lots of knitting done, and also this whole process is remarkably low-cost when it comes to spoons. I'd love to be able to buy some box sets for myself, but money is just continuously an issue. The series I'm specifically interested in right now are The West Wing, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, and seasons 7-9 of The X Files (seasons 1-6 have been Generously Provided by [personal profile] dingsi with a little help from [personal profile] littlebutfierce). (Good, reliable download links or burned CDs would also be really awesome.)

  5. Make my friends happy.
    This is pretty simple really. Comment on people's fic, art, meta, thinky posts, good days, bad days, whatever. Leave hugs and support. If you have a little money to spare, donate to a passing hat-pass, fundraiser, or awesome charity. Leave my name, don't leave my name, I don't mind either way. Tell me about it, though!

  6. Leave me recs for awesome fic, books, shows, music, movies, or whatever.
    If you've got fic in mind, here's a list of my fandoms. Otherwise, go wild. I'm particularly interested in sci-fi, fantasy, horror, action-adventure (for TV/movies), rock and roll, and things with Interesting Themes that I can analyse; but I'll try anything once!

  7. Anything off my material things wishlist.
    Yes, this is kind of a cheat, but... there are so many material things I want (and they keep changing as I acquire them).

No longer applicable wishes!
  • OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
    I have it! It cost me almost £70 and an evening of Immense Frustration, but I have it. And it seems faster than my old OS, which is nice.

  • Information about professional advocates for ATOS medical exams (UK).
    I was denied ESA. It may become relevant again.

  • And that is the end of the list.

    Date: 2012-10-02 02:03 am (UTC)
    ghoti: fish jumping out of bowl (Default)
    From: [personal profile] ghoti
    I can totally help with number 4

    Date: 2012-10-02 11:25 am (UTC)
    dingsi: The Corinthian smoking a cigarette. He looks down thoughtfully and breathes the smoke out of his nose. (Default)
    From: [personal profile] dingsi
    Hello! I found here via... a Dreamwidth vanity search, to be honest. ^^'' I'm attempting to declutter my home which also includes downsizing my DVD collection. I would like to part with my X-Files box sets (Seasons 1-6) which were re-released a good while ago as cheapo versions (i.e. without bells and whistles - no booklets inside, discs stacked on top of each other). Languages would be English and German, I can't look up specifics atm but can answer questions later! Postage won't be an issue for me, since you are in the UK, right? So, what do you think?

    Date: 2012-10-04 07:54 am (UTC)
    dingsi: Close-up of Norb from Angry Beavers cartoon show. (:))
    From: [personal profile] dingsi
    Sure! I will send you one soon with suggestions. :)

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