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narceus ([personal profile] narceus) wrote in [community profile] openingyourselfuptojoy2012-02-24 10:40 pm
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Welcome To Our Open-Source Orgy

 Welcome to Opening Yourself Up To Joy! We’re a Glee gen/multi-shipping fan community on DW, and we’re here to have fun. After all, by its very definition, Glee is about opening yourself up to joy--though, to be fair, sometimes it likes to make us sob a little, first.

This is a place for people who like to play around in the world Glee created, and who like liking things with other people.  You know--fans. Fandom. Fannish things. There’s room for everyone here, so long as we can play nice and remember that different people like different things. Some people write epic AUs; other people write the silliest, crackiest drabbles or the most heartbreaking Blangst. Some fans do incredibly detailed analysis of a character’s body language in a scene; others like to look at all the layers of parallelism Glee uses, and others like to do meta looking at archetypes or colors or broader themes. Some of us like to take apart the show and figure out how it works and what it’s trying to say...and some of us like to re-iminagine it in Westeros. Some people don’t get much out of meta, but they’ve got the best headcanons they’d like to share; others aren’t much for words but they’re absolute wizards with gifs or gifsets or graphics. Some people make vids; some people can draw; some people don’t make things but love seeing what other people can do. It’s all good.

We have only one rule (but here are a few guidelines to help you stick to it): WANK IS ONLY FOR THE CHARACTERS.

Your friendly local mods are [personal profile] crown_of_weeds , [personal profile] narceus , [personal profile] needs_more_green , and [personal profile] naderegen .  Feel free to message us with any questions, comments, anything at all.  We only bite in situations with a pre-designated safeword.  Promise.

Much like New Directions, everybody who’s ever auditioned for this group has gotten in...but we’d love it if you’d sing us a little song, tell us who you are all the same.

Lastly, but not at all least!  Take a look at our

Recs to get you through the week: Fics, art, vids, like it, share it with your fellows

Rampant Speculation Day: Spoilers, get your spoilers here!  Link and discuss spoilers for any upcoming episode.
(and, on episode weeks)
First Reaction Post: Just what it says! Pre-reaction, liveblog relaction, post-reaction, squee
Next Week’s Trailer:  Spec and squee in preparation for the next episode airing
Give Me Your GIFs:  Episode gifs, get your episode gifs right here

Ask Your Questions Day: Meta questions in your head?  Confused/curious/concerned about something?  Bring it up here!
(or, on episode weeks)
Here’s What You Missed: All the references, parallels, and song lyrics from last night’s episode.  All of them.

I Want To See That: Prompts!  From ‘fics this episode made me want’ to ‘oh god can somebody please gif Kurt doing that thing in that scene’, you post it, somebody may just pick it up.

Come See What I Did: Here’s the place to collect every fannish thing you’ve done this week, and show yourself off.  Fic, long-form meta, art, vids...that little stick-figure scribble you posted at two in the morning.  Bring it all here.

Silent Saturdays: The written word kind of dominates fandom.  Saturday is a celebration of everything else: vids, art, graphics and gifsets, music, any of it.

Sunday Fun-day: In the name of all things just fun, have a party.  Bring your crazy manips and your crazier AU ideas, and just see what transpires.

Some Links Of Note:

Did you know you can make gifsets on DW too? [personal profile] likeasouffle  has the code here.

The lovely[personal profile] four_tens  is providing us with a series of crazy-detailed episode recaps, starting from the Pilot, which you can find here.

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