July 19th, 2007

Lil'SongElf

Thor's Day

Administration
Hello to new reader betsyrockett!

Medical
Pretty achy this morning; plantar fasciitis not happy. Too much activity yesterday. :(

Blogathon
Thanks to new sponsors manifestress, eilonwy, and quamicauzilot, and an additional pledge from lordlnyc to push me over the top, I'm up to $1,025.97 raised for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center!

*boogies down*

Now let's keep going. When will we hit $2,000?

Sponsor me and find out!

And remember - whether you sponsor me or not - pimp this on your journal! One of your friends might help!

*bounce*
Amusement: In PolyBoston, one can discover that her two consecutive first-dates have known each other for over a dozen years. This is the great thing about dating here - you have references.

Specific to last night: *blush* Hi. Yes. That will happen again. I like him. :) *blush*

Shayara: Marketing
The creative-contributions breakdown on the comic is thus:
'song: Words + marketing
Mouse: Pictures + tech

She does the website in addition to that gorgeous art, because that's what she used to do for money, so she groks it, whereas I'd have to teach myself laboriously in my copious (ha!) spare time. (That said, she is going to teach me how to upload stuff to the map portion of the website, so I can keep adding interactive widgets and parallel storylines (this is how I can get out all of the stuff I can't get into the comic itself!) without having to bug her all the time.) I do the marketing in addition to the writing, because in my exhaustive study of human society, I have learned how to self-promote. This may be viewed as a good or a bad thing when it comes to Life, but it's a really good thing when it comes to Art.

So anyway. Marketing. Hi! There will, of course, be the t-shirts. There will also be bookmarks, Library cards, trading cards, MOOcards, and stickers.

*bounce*

There is creativity in this, too.

Quote of the day
"When we keep claiming the light, we find ourselves becoming more and more radiant." - Henri J.M. Nouwen

From dreamsrundeep's beautiful post here.

Link Soup
* Hey,Gwyn! Rare white ravens!

* Neocons on a cruise - what conservatives say when they think we aren't listening. That perfect blend of batshit crazy and scary.

* On a lighter note: here's the Ultimate D&D Gaming Cycle Flowchart.

Daily Science
MIT biochemists have identified a molecular mechanism behind fear, and successfully cured it in mice.

Daily Scent-Stuff
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Plans
* Continue the office project
* Tackle the e-mail inbox, which is creeping up on 800.
* Nap!
* Date tonight. :)
  • Current Music
    S. J. Tucker - Hymn To Herne
Hearth

Why Blogathon?

This is my fifth year doing Blogathon. Wow. :) I wasn't aware of Blogathon the year I started blogging, but I jumped on it soon as I heard.

(Links: Blogathon 2003, Blogathon 2004, Blogathon 2005, Blogathon 2006!)

I believe in doing good.

That's simple, simplified, but there it is. I believe. I believe that we, as a species, are inherently good. I believe that it is in us to do amazing things. I believe that what we call evil is a learned behavior.

I might be wrong. But I like my view of the universe better, thanks.

Anyway.

I believe in doing good.


And I believe, as I tell Elayna repeatedly, that people should do whatever they can, whenever they can, to help other people. Not that you should beggar yourself giving to charity, but that you should do what you can. Sometimes that's giving money to charities, but sometimes it's donating your old coats, sometimes it's just spreading the word.

I believe that people should do what they can. Extension: I believe that people should use their gifts (and I believe that everyone has gifts) to help others.

Somewhere along the line, my LJ started accumulating lots of readers. And I discovered that my voice is one of my gifts. I discovered that I can reach hundreds of people, who can reach more people. And that I can make them listen.

And I heard about Blogathon, and I started using my voice.

If just by staying up all night and writing, I can raise thousands of dollars for charity - just that simple act, writing! - I can't not do it.

It's not a matter of why. It's a matter of "how could I not?"

Does that make sense?

Next meta-Blogathon post will be about why I'm blogging for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in particular.

July 28-29, 2007
Flash fiction every half hour for 24 hours, from your one-word prompts
To benefit to Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Sponsor me!