April 22nd, 2009


Odin's Day

Happy birthday to avivasedai, gwynraven, and x_bluerose_x

Cautiously optimistic.

We shall have to do two today. We are waking slowly.

Raffle post will be up by noon. I have a lot of stuff to kludge together. Thank you.

By the way
If you make anything for the IAF auction based on "Valentines", please please tell me! :)

Link Soup
* Bionic penguins!
* This article is beyond creepy.
* This is eggshell, under magnification. Beautiful!
* New Strangers in Paradise art! Francine and Katchoo, snuggling.

Daily Science
In the search for Earth-like planets, astronomers zeroed in on two places that look awfully familiar to home. One is close to the right size. The other is in the right place. European researchers said they not only found the smallest exoplanet ever, called Gliese 581 e, but realized that a neighboring planet discovered earlier, Gliese 581 d, was in the prime habitable zone for potential life.

Got to get the insanely complex raffle post set up, write two WTD (and nudge Elayna into writing hers instead of chatting with friends on GaiaOnline), nudge Elayna into doing homework, sort through the flash I've got lying around and submit the better stuff to places that take flash. Elayna's going to a slumber party tonight, so Adam and I actually have alone time. :)
Goonies never say die!

Send Elayna to Explo!

Tickets: $1= 1 ticket, $10= 11 tickets, $15= 20, $20= 25, $25= 30. E-mail me at shadesong AT gmail.com to let me know what you want to put your tickets toward! And all sponsors get an e-book of the Gojirawitz Girls Challenge!

The raffle runs now through midnight, Friday, May 1. I'll do the random number generator thing over the weekend and announce the winners the following Monday.

Items are grouped by category. Some items have descriptions - those will have [info] links.

Thank you so much for helping Elayna get to Explo. She is overjoyed and overwhelmed.

Let's go!

1. Tuckerization in Farscape comic by kradical
2. Tuckerization in Stargate novel by terri_osborne
3. Tuckerization in Shayara

Autographed Copies
4. "Fortune" chapbook - story by me, art by ultra_lilac, chapbookening by themaskmaker. Limited edition #5 of 10.
5. Wind Tunnel Dreams book
6. Autographed copy of The Orphan's Tales by catvalente
7. Autographed copy of Desideria by wirewalking
8. Autographed copy of Heaven's Bones by samhenderson
9. Autographed copy of The Book of Harry Potter Trifles, Trivias, and Particularities by rm
10. Autographed copy of lesbian erotica anthology Lipstick on her Collar, from contributor cbpotts
11. Print copy of the best of Half Sick of Shadows by dulcinbradbury

Custom fiction/poetry
12. Short fiction about the Shayara character of your choice
13. Custom poem by me
14. Custom story or poem by Elayna
15. Custom poem by moonfire77
16. Custom story based on the myth of your choosing by belgatherial

17. s00j's new CD, Mischief, soon as it comes out
18. Video of the s00j/Elayna concert
19. Video of Elayna performing the song of your choice from her repertoire (she knows everything by s00j and lots of Tori, Dar, Idina, etc.; also knows Wicked, Hairspray, and the musical episode of Buffy by heart. Among other stuff.)
20. Custom ringtones by tigerbright [info]

21. "Valentines" pendant by kythryne, based on and including my story of the same name, which will appear in Interfictions 2
22. $20 GC for jewelry by sihaya09
23. Key pendant by arianhwyvar (info)
24. Bracelet by random_girl
25. Necklace by spoothbrush
26. Fortune-cookie-fortune necklace by me
27. Earrings by Elayna, as coached by kythryne

28. Assortment of jams by tamidon
29. Food item TBA by fiannaharpar
30. Kringla by grntserendipity
31. Baked goods of your choice by the Gojirawitz Girls

Fiber Arts
32. Crocheted shawl or afghan by littlebuhnee (examples)
33. Jayne hat by tnjade
34. Firecracker stole in merino from freyapax (store)
35. Owl cable hat and matching fingerless mitts by emilytheslayer [info]
36. Blue/green/shiny hand-spun art yarn by eilonwy [info]
37. Handspun yarn by emilytheslayer [info]
38. A tube-knit scarf with beads and pretties sewn into it by upstart_crow (will include a poem about the scarf!)
39. Openwork lace scarf out of Alchemy Silken Straw yarn in the Fullmetal Alchemist colorway by emmalyon

Celebrity Lunches
40. Lunch with catvalente at WisCon
41. Lunch/dinner with me at Wiscon
42. Lunch/dinner with me at Readercon
43. Lunch/dinner with me at PiCon

Random Nifty Things
44. Mask by ioianthe [info]
45. Red catnip mouse by eilonwy [info]
46. Orange catnip mouse by eilonwy [info]
47. Decoupage journal by jennythe_reader [info]
48. Decoupage box by jennythe_reader [info]
49. Custom 5" dreamcatcher by shadowwolf13 [Etsy]
50. Custom Altoid-tin purse by niftybabe313 (3)
51. Doctor Who Duelling Screwdrivers (interactive game with The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver and The Master's Laser Screwdriver), from mikescomics
52. VIP Pass to AnachroCon 2010, courtesy of ydnic
53. Stained glass by sageautumn
54. Book trailer by roommette [info]
55. Commissioned pet portrait by bitsyboo (portfolio)
56. One free wordpress blog setup + one year of free hosting; user will supply his/her own domain name and choose from a wide range of themes - from badlittlemonkey and rintrahroars

57. Pies by jennifer - pecan and chocolate-pecan
58. Knitting lessons by emilytheslayer [info]

Audio/video incentives:

At $2,000, Elayna and her friend E. will perform "What is This Feeling?" from Wicked.
At $3,000, Elayna, E., and A. will perform "Bulbous Bouffant" by the Vestibules
At $4,000... I will rap. Yes. Me. Rap. Do you not want to hear this, if only to laugh your ass off? I specialize in the rap of the early '90s. I know "Ice Ice Baby" by heart. Be warned.

Also at $4,000 - slipjig will finally record "88 Lines About 44 Fangirls", and all sponsors will get a copy!

Just go to TipJoy and tip your chosen amount to shadesong@gmail.com - then e-mail me to tell me how to apply your tickets. Thank you!

(Why not PayPal? They have a Thing against raffles. You can PayPal me at the same address, but if you do, do not say "raffle" anywhere in there; they've already shut me down once!)


Raffle post is up!


People offering items: If you have additional info about what you're offering, or if you have a website or Etsy store you'd like me to link to, comment on that post and I'll hook you up. Do tell your friends and fans! KRAD's readers may throw in more tickets for the Farscape Tuckerization than my readers, for example.

If you have any questions, just ask.

If you gave more money than the amounts specified, poke me to figure out how many tickets you get. My brain's only half here right now. Damn lack of a coffeemaker.

Oh hai.

I have some immensely talented and generous friends and readers. Thank you. Elayna and I are like whoa over here. I really wish I could win some of these things! But I am not counting the money I put in. Would not be fair. *kicks can*

Naptime now.
River - Dancing

w00t! OMG, I'm tearful here.

Via Femineste:

Allen Ray Andrade, the man who murdered Angie Zapata, was just minutes ago convicted on the two main charges of first degree murder and bias-motivated crime (hate crime). He was also convicted of the significantly lesser charges of vehicle theft and identity theft.

As far as I’m aware as of writing, those are the highest convictions on all charges against him. And for his heinous crime, at 4:00PM MDT, Andrade will be sentenced to mandatory life without parole.

It took the jury only about 2 hours to deliberate. Only about 2 hours.

The trans panic defense failed, seemingly by a landslide.

Like Feministe says, there can never be true justice; a woman is dead.

But her killer doesn't get off the hook.