Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.
Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
1. Trip to Canada, to see Karen.
2. Magic(/k). Not the card game. Preferably the flashy sort, and not the usually-working sort that I use just about every day. Flashy being defined as similarly useful, but directly affecting physical things.
3. A surprise letter/package from someone I haven't talked to for a while.
4. For Lady's life and body to work better.
6. A slice of time/TimeSlide to use whenever I need it. A day would be the most I need.
7. A catgirl.
8. A closer friend. (Physically, and in terms of friendships)
9. Heck, any sort of letter or package from friends would be cool.
10. A 3.6 GPA....?
Yeah. I'm sorry, I tend to wish for immaterial, or impossible things. Mostly because I focus on the immaterial more than the material. Now, what does that mean......... 3 and 9 would probably be the only two that's might actually come close to being possible. 8, if she reads this, could be possible. Although why she'd change herself for me, I wouldn't know. Wishes, wishes. 1 would be possible, if people were rich, but who'd give 200 some dollars so a boy could visit a girl? Possibly even more, as he might need a hotel, or something. And transportation. 5... could be arranged, but that'd be very, very, very hard to do without screwing things up. Or screwing me. Hm. Eh, yeah, I'm being imprecise there. Interpret as you want. 2 would mean so much for me. 6... is just a random wish, really. Something that'd be nice to have, for emergencies. 7... 10...
Oh, yeah, contact for Santa and elves~
901 W Pennsylvania
Urbana, IL 61801
Or (if it's between Dec. 18 and Jan 18):
11201 Korman Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
ben -DOT- juang -AT- comcast -DOT- net
And unless you _are_ Santa, please don't do 1. While they are in order of spiffy-ness, there's just no way. And it'd make me feel bad, if things turned out not to work timewise or something like that.