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01 October 2014 @ 06:36 pm
Classic Recs is coming!  
Feel that change in the air? It means Classic Recs is coming up soon!

Starting at midnight GMT on October 30 (6 PM EST in the U.S. on Oct 29) we’ll be celebrating Halloween through all the time zones. Four days for you to bring your all-time favorite recs of fics, vids, graphics, anything and everything fandom has produced in all the Whedon fandoms! All time periods before 2014 are eligible for posting and, as always, crossover content is A-OK, so get those lists ready!

To start things off, here are some treats for you to spread the fun.

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(banners kindly contributed by
dawnofme)

If you missed Top 5 when it was last open in January or if you’ve been wanting to post your earlier recs, now’s the time! If you haven’t posted at Top 5 before, please take a look at our FAQ page for tips on how to post. If you have any questions, just post them here.
 
 
 
Dannachasingdemons on October 2nd, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
The banners are perfect! :)
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 2nd, 2014 03:39 pm (UTC)
Snaggity snag snag ;)
chaoskirchaoskir on October 2nd, 2014 06:47 am (UTC)
Beautyful art! Thanks for sharing.
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 2nd, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Hopefully it will catch a lot of eyes!
Butterflysnogged on October 2nd, 2014 11:59 am (UTC)
WOOT!
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 2nd, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
I see your Woot and I'll raise you a Yipee!
singedbylifesingedbylife on October 2nd, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I'm so disorganized and half the time, I can't remember the names of the fics or names of the authors and furthermoer, I forget where I found them. I hope I will get my s*** together and return with 5 good recs!
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 2nd, 2014 03:47 pm (UTC)
I suspect there are dozens of people out there silently adding +1's to your comment ;)
red_satin_doll: Get it Donered_satin_doll on October 4th, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
Let me be the first to add a +1 out loud here. :P

Edited at 2014-10-04 06:25 pm (UTC)
Shapinglightshapinglight on October 2nd, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
I hope I can think of a few things to post.
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 2nd, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
Ooh, love the icon!

I don't know why, but I keep selecting other icons for my comments and none of them post >:(
Shapinglightshapinglight on October 2nd, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
o
Yes, same here. I've seen other people mention it too.

Yet another glitch.
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on October 4th, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
Re: o
I thought it was just me the other day until bangel_4e said she was having the same problem. So definitely some sort of systems glitch. I should probably send a notice to LJ

Sometimes it corrects it if I manually go back and edit the comment, sometimes not.
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 4th, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
Re: o
Good to know, thanks!
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on October 4th, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
If you missed Top 5 when it was last open in January or if you’ve been wanting to post your earlier recs, now’s the time!

The time is almost nigh? Hurrah! (And, oh boy, I better get my act together this time.)
yourlibrarian: DawnTop5-ruugeryourlibrarian on October 4th, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'm using an icon of Dawn shaking her cheerleading pom poms at you but it doesn't look like it will post :/

Edited at 2014-10-04 06:39 pm (UTC)
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on October 4th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
No I see it just fine actually! But it worked just fine for me once this half an hour ago and then not, so it's very random-ish. That icon is ADORABLE, btw - is there a banner version?



You have no idea how disconcerting it is when I am writing a cheerful reply and the only icon that will show up is my emotionally intense NA icon when that is NOT the message I want to be sending. At least this gives me renewed appreciation for the function of my icons and how I've come to depend upon them.

yourlibrarian: ClemTop5 - kathyhyourlibrarian on October 4th, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
Sadly no, but we do have a set of snaggable icons here: http://buffyversetop5.livejournal.com/814.html
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on October 4th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
*SQUEES*

These are wonderful! Oddly enough my favorites are the sets from '05 and '06, but they're all lovely and fun. (Do I have room for another icon in my gallery? *runs to check*)
yourlibrarian: Dru Top5 - kathyhyourlibrarian on October 4th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
We've definitely had some cute things made for us :)

And yes -- I can see the problems right now with icon errors. I actually did a paper about icon usage in LJ conversation. You can see some of the discussion here: http://yourlibrarian.livejournal.com/216654.html
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on October 5th, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link - what a fun idea for a paper! And given the fact that everyone who is online is using an icon of some sort (we used to call them avatars in Moulin Rouge fandom ten years ago) it's a subject that's incredibly overlooked isn't it?