Countdown to Christmas

Hello there, wonderful people!

You may call me Didu. I'm 22, Finnish art student, as anglophile as ever and even geekier than last year. It's my fourth year in here, good to see the comm going strong and you all being awesome!
And here's my list:

Fangirly-wishes
1. Dr. Horrible's Sing-along-blog DVD

2. Geek Monthly! I love this mag ("The magazine that's more adorable than a Wes Anderson film!" And I love Mr. Anderson's work, so that's saying a lot.) but cannot get it in here anymore. I own issues 3, 4 , Dec 2007, Jan 2008, Feb 2008 (couldn't find the issue number on those), ETA September 2008, thanks to gocart_romance and 24-26, but I'd love to expand my collection.

3. SFX Battlestar Galactica special. If you can get me one with all the freebies I will have your internet cylon-human hybrid babies be eternally grateful.

4.BSG wall calendar 2010

Free and easy wishes
5. Save the world! Recycle, switch off lights and appliances you don't need, try dumpster diving (it's fun!), choose the vegetarian option, support organic/fair trade/local products, don't spend hours in the shower... Do something green and tell me about it. Hearing people care about our planet gives me hope and makes me happy.

6. Read Hijinks Ensue! It's still my favourite webcomic, and it deserves more love. If you are even a bit geeky, love your Whedon/Trek/bacon/other awesome things, give it a try!

Britain is great-wishes
7. UK candy. My favourites are Kendall Mint Cakes, Yorkie Bars (but not ones with peanut butter), Polo mints and Twirlies, but feel free to fix me up with something new! (I'm not allergic to anything but don't like nuts.)

8. Postcards from the UK or of owls.

9. Nottingham. Not the whole town (it wouldn't fit in my room) obviously, but I plan to study in there (Nottingham Trent University, to be exact) in the future. Any "insider information", recommendations, photos or postcards, even just quick visit experiences would be lovely!

E-mail me for address and such: maitomies_d AT yahoo DOT com

I guess that was all. Remember to be kind to others and thank those who have granted your wishes! Especially for us not living in the States but sending stuff there knowing the gift has arrived means a lot.

ETA: Whoops, forgot to put the link to wish #6!

-D
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I'd like to grant wish #5. My son was born two months ago and I chose to cloth diaper him. SO much better for the environment than disposables! It isn't easy and I get a lot of criticism from family and friends, and a lot of rude comments, but it's the decision I made and I'm happy to not be part of the plastic-poop-landfills problem!
That's brilliant! I don't know why people nowadays seem so horrified about the thought of washable diapers, I mean just some generations ago everyone used them!

-D
My mother cloth diapered me! and I'm really proud and happy she did :) Otherwise I would've been so uncomfortable and probably cried a lot more. and yay no more poop filled landfills! :)
#6 very much granted! It is awesome. Thank you. :)

I think I can also grant #s 7 & 8. I'll e-mail you.
Always glad to spread the geeky joy :D
Got your e-mail and replied to it, thanks!

-D
Yay! Got your e-mail and replied to it. Also good to hear that HE clicked for you. I've done two guest strips for it so this is kinda self-promoting wish as well, sshh

Our Horrible Doctor seems to be a popular wish this year, no wonder because it's awesome!

-D
No problem, it's always good thing to make more Fancy Bastards out of people :D

(What got me hooked was one of the early strips featuring Firefly cosplay.)

-D
i do all the things in #5 except the dumpster diving part... but i have found some awesome furniture that my neighbours have thrown out by the apartment dumpster, if that counts ;)
I'm all over #5 -- I've recently set up recycling my home, working on turning off electrics when not needed, and exploring more vegetarian foods.
drop me a message with your addy and ill add you to my postcard list. please remind me in the message that you love owls and ill see what i can do :)

saving the planet is always a good thing
You've just gotten me addicted to number 6. I went there, and the first comic I saw was about Star Wars, and it was hilarious. Thanks so much for reccing it!
Positively addicted? That's quite something, thank you for reading!

-D
Thanks for the thoughts, I know most of my wishes are rather specified and hard to fulfill. And even you were a fan of same things, you might now want to part with your stuff XD
But doing little eco things and checking out a webcomic are a bit easier, aren't they? Thank you for doing what you can!

-D

Holiday Wishes!!
5. Save the world! Recycle, switch off lights and appliances you don't need, try dumpster diving (it's fun!), choose the vegetarian option, support organic/fair trade/local products, don't spend hours in the shower... Do something green and tell me about it. Hearing people care about our planet gives me hope and makes me happy.

We compost & recycle.. We donate gently used items to Value Village (thrift store that supports charities).. We buy gently used items at Value Village.. We turn out the lights when they're not being used.. We run the dishwasher at off peak hours to help energy resources.. I have done the 'dumpster diving' on several occasions.. Finding gently used items at the cur that could still be used.. I've found an owl for the brownies, furniture from my friend's daycare (& believe me, we washed those items REAL well), a night table that I SO wanted to keep for me, but we didn't have room.. & I was when I could, part of a freecycle community..
I click the save the rainforest thingy at http://www.therainforestsite.com/
That good & green?? :)

8. Postcards from the UK or of owls.
I can't do a UK postcard, but I can send one from Canada if you'd like!
Re: Holiday Wishes!!
Yes, always glad to hear people doing green things! And card from Canada would be lovely.

-D
Working on #5 with my mom! shes so much of a "the trash is right here and the recycle bin is across the house" person... so hubby and I are trying to get her to recycle more, turn off her tv when she leaves, use our reusable grocery bags ect... hopefully these things stick :) hubby and i recently started a compost as well!
Yes! Recycling is actually really easy, just learning it tends to take time :D But when it becomes a habit, it's amazing how the amount of actual trash reduces.

-D