What does the Pinterest board we create for this swap need to have? I assume craft/item references but also like reference pictures of fandom things/characters that you like? (For example, if you wanted Doctor Who fandom items you might pin some pictures of Doctor Who shirts or jewelry but also maybe some pictures of your favorite Doctor and the Tardis?)
I’m very tempted…
I think the idea is to pin some subtle fandom ideas that a potential partner could run with even if they aren’t familiar with the fandom. For example, pretty much all I know about Dr Who, Firefly, and anything anime related is what I learn from all you crafty bunch.
Let’s say you want the Doctors scarf. You could save a picture of that. Or lets say you wan to go more obscure, make sure you post something so your partner will know what it is your talking about.
I don’t know Dr. Who, so I can’t give a Dr Who example.
Let’s go really far back and talk about Lost and use that as an example. Remember how all the hatches had different symbols on them? You would post those symbols. I bought my co-worker some coffee packs that had the symbol of one of the hatches on it and he thought it was hilarious. But I wouldn’t want to make my partner go and search for the hatch symbols and hope they were right. I am giving them the information they need without forcing them to watch the show.
If you can’t find something to post, but you can explain it, that will be fine, but you still need a Pinterest of basic ideas for your partner. Another example, lets say you want something from a band or bar out of a book your reading. You can explain that one. Just make sure you give enough information that someone can make you something.
Pretty much what @bunny1kenobi said.
I know we had that swap on the old site, but did we one here already? Just wonder if there’s a gallery to get inspiration from?
Trying to dip my toes back into swaps after faaaar to long an absence…
This will be the first round here.
Here’s my Undercover Fandom pinterest board for an example (inside of the Crafties I’d love):
I love Ted Lasso, Brooklyn 99, Gilmore Girls, Letterkenny, Firefly, Fringe, Veronica Mars, the IT Crowd, and Continuum, Superstore, Bob’s Burgers, so those are where a lot of my pins came from and I’ll put some stuff on my list that references them subtly in an undercover way.
I went on a Wayback Machine quest to find the old galleries for this swap, and for the most part the photos aren’t functional or the gallery pages themselves are missing. I’m convinced there’s a roundabout way to data-mine more of it, but it’s time for me to back out of this rabbit hole and shut off my brain for the night.
This swap sounds like a fun challenge, but it’s been a few years since I’ve actually engaged with most of the things I would want to put on my list, and most details I enjoyed and appreciated about them have fallen out of my memory. So I’ll be over here on the sidelines enjoying what you all create.
I love Ted Lasso! I would love to have something for my office that says, “Be the goldfish”!!!
Totally said I wasn’t signing up for anymore as I have 12 days going - but noooooo you all had to make it sound too fun!
This is my Undercover Fandom board too. More references…
LOL! The poor red shirts.
For those on the fence @Amfkinney and I were talking about it yesterday. I was like ok
Gilmore Girls could be a doses market bag no one but a Gilmore fan knows this
Likewise into Schitts Creek some elegant Herb Englinger fruit wine labeled items or a pen or notebook with the quote “so I’m not going to do any of that, thank you” those of us who Love David hear him in our heads, those who don’t think we’re disgruntled employees LOL
I love Call the midwife and could totally see a quit, embroidery, vinyl anything made into some 1950 era nurses near an old building to resemble St Cuthberts or Nonnatus house. Something with St Nonnauts where Call the midwife fans would totally know what that is all about but others just think Oh gee she much be really catholic!
I think I am going to pull this swap for lack of interest.
But don’t be too sad, good news is coming in the swapping department soon! Stay tuned!
I also wanted to let everyone who signed up know that I had to get another shot in my thumb yesterday for an injury and we aren’t sure how well it is going to work. I will know in about three more days, but I didn’t want to sign up for this myself and then not be able to craft effectively. If the shot doesn’t work they are talking surgery and six weeks in a cast.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that this shot will get me crafting again soon!
Hope you heal quickly and totally, @gozer ! So sorry that this one has been cancelled, but looking forward to the new swap news!
Here it is!
Eek, fingers (not thumb) crossed for the shot to work properly! Both of those crafting/drawing/cat-petting hands are needed in the world!
I sure hope the shot helps!!
Very late with my reply, RL just whirled me away!
Hope your shots went ok and you didn’t have to go for the surgery/cast option!!