We have to look after the little ones too!
Day 22: FOR THE LITTLE HELPERS
The past 21 days have been all about giving, whether it be to, from, or back in this Advent calendar. Day 22 however, marks a slight detour where we’d like to ask you, the lovely readers, for a little help by giving something back instead.
We like Santa right? He’s the one that brings us all the presents but it almost makes us forget that it’s Santa’s little helpers that make it all possible in the end. Many writers stand, rightfully so, in accolades and praise of their work and as nice as that is we sometimes forget to look at those that make it all happen, specifically the betas, banner makers, sounding boards, trusted friends, etc. behind the scenes. Sometimes they get a mention but clearly don’t get the credit they deserve considering the amount of work they put in. They’re a modest bunch, the first to claim they’re not the writer and that they’d produce the same work without them. We know better, these are the ones that keep us going and sane and whenever we do thank them for their input it always seems paltry in comparison.
So today we won’t be gifting anything to you but instead are asking you to help thank all the behind the scenes people who keep us going. msbuffy, sephrenia, and kleannhouse are just a few of many who helped get the gift stories you’ve been enjoying so far in shipshape order. Here at the Directory we’re often aided by allisonactually, ciasteczko, 26penwv and a few others when we’re stumped with the Story Locator requests. These inputs are absolutely invaluable to us. We’d list them all but we’d probably run out of space and still forget most. Instead, please join us in the comment section and thank all those little helpers that keep us writers going year round whether it be here at the Directory or elsewhere!
…and if you haven’t gotten round to getting that little helper of yours a Christmas present yet, (shame on you!) may we suggest:
Only for the Best of the Best
They’re not even honorary members, no they damn well founded the force…
When you still don’t F*cking Comprehend
If your little helper is particularly fond of a swear word or two and you’ve been at the receiving end of them often enough why not get them this…
Find it here for $16.90*
Or by msbuffy’s suggestion, don’t bother leaving that plate of cookies out for Santa, give ‘em to your little helpers instead!
…and if you come across one with brown bangs make sure to follow Pam’s example and eviscerate its head, you know just to be sure…
Now go ahead and thank those elves that keep the magic going all year round below!
*PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOT AFFILIATE LINKS, WE STAND TO MAKE NO FINANCIAL GAINS OR OTHER FORMS OF PROFIT FROM THIS. WE JUST BELIEVE IN GIVING BACK TO THE PEOPLE WHO ASK FOR SO LITTLE.