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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Things that are not about Jack. 
8th-Aug-2012 11:21 am
Hearth
Things to Back
* The Clockwork Phoenix Kickstarter has just 24 hours to go, and it's a mere $1,100 from the final stretch goal, a new fiction-and-poetry webzine. I would really like to see this happen. Please back them if you haven't already!

* haikujaguar's Black Blossom Kickstarter is up and running! This book is special to me in ways that I hadn't realized until it had really begun to unfold. I will write about that sometime; I'm not up to it today. But seriously, get in on that.

Things to Read
* New issue of inkscrawl, featuring very short poetry by thunderpigeon, asakiyume, sovay, ajodasso, Sofia Samatar, domparisien, and many more.

* "Zero Bar" by Tom Greene over at Strange Horizons is a must-read. Go do that.

* "The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" by Ken Liu is smack-yo-mama good.

Things to Live
“My friend group has a case of the Creepy Dude. How do we clear that up?”

If you read nothing else I post today, read that. READ IT. Learn it. Live it. Share it. I am standing here pointing at my screen yelling "THIS OMG THIS." Required. Reading.

Phew. Okay. Judah is gone, I have posted all the things, I have showered, I can start my day.
Comments 
8th-Aug-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
So I know you don't have a lot of time for reading -- that's why I hadn't already contacted you about an ARC for my book, -- but with all you've been dealing with about Jack's illness, I feel it's pretty sure that my news slipped past your radar.

And since, to me, it's a Big Fucking Deal, I wanted to be sure you saw; One Saved to the Sea is finally available.

I'd like to know what you think of it, if/when you get around to it -- partially because I think it'd be to your tastes, and partially out of naked, unashamed first-timer nerves where I kinda want my tribe to tell me I haven't dropped my trou in the middle of the street with it, you know?

And partially because I think you could use something romantic and fantastic to read in the wake of all last week has put you through.

So la. Now you know.
10th-Aug-2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
Yes! I've been very iffy about social media these past few weeks, and indeed my radar missed that entirely. Have just added to my Amazon wishlist for when my bank account isn't in the red (Jack's last day of life cost over $500), and I look forward to hearing you read from it next weekend - you are, right?
10th-Aug-2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
Planning on it, yeah.

Tell you what -- I still need some arc reviewers to plump up the amazon and goodreads ratings. Want an ARC in trade?
14th-Aug-2012 11:09 am (UTC)
I hesitate to say yes only because I am so epically behind on stuff that I've already promised to do that I have *no* idea when I'll get around to it!
8th-Aug-2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
I loved that "Creepy Dude" post SO HARD. (As in, loved that someone wrote so well about such a craptastic topic and gave really good, practical advice about how to handle it.) I shared it, emailed it to people, bookmarked it, and I might even give it a hickey (if it consents, that is).
9th-Aug-2012 04:56 am (UTC)
All the things miss_lisa_ma said.
13th-Aug-2012 02:59 am (UTC)
Required reading has been read. Signal also boosted.

Thankyou.
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