June 15th, 2011


Odin's Day

One day more! He underestimated The Packening, and will be here very late tonight or early tomorrow.

State of the 'Song
I was up at 3 again. This has accelerated past not-good into actively-dangerous. Especially given that the simple partials have already started popping up. So, y'know, wish me luck, and I'm not driving anywhere.

Link Soup
* Coffeeandink brings us links to a lot of victim-blaming horseshit. Link via asim, who of course has thoughts of his own.
* More sexual assault stuff - this happens way more often than you think it does.
* Book posters! "Hang your favorite book on the wall with the book's text, arranged to depict a memorable scene from the book!"
* In the poly closet. Which makes me want to write a post, when I have time (ha!), about why it was so important for me to come out as poly at work and frankly everywhere.
* Sean Bean defends his date from a catcalling asshole, gets punched in the face and stabbed for it, patches himself up with a first aid kit and orders another drink. Is there a FUCK YEAH SEAN BEAN Tumblr yet?
* Why Marvel and DC should be doing superhero webcomics.

Daily Science
Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life.

Work, then almost certainly afternoon nap. Evening will likely be spent last-minute tidying, knitting, and texting sindrian to track his journey home.

Help sindrian unpack!

He's on the road, and will be staying the night with the wonderful cluegirl and aquila_dominus. <3

Tomorrow evening, he needs to unload his trailer at U-Haul Moving & Storage, 600 Mystic Valley Pkwy (Rt 16 @ Boston Ave) in Somerville! Unloading party is 5-8pm. RSVP on Facebook or, y'know, here. We know this is last-minute, and we will shower you with ever so much gratitude. And pizza. Gratitude and pizza.

Of Fairy Wings And Glittering Crowns (Crowdfunded Fiction)

Originally posted by karnythia at Of Fairy Wings And Glittering Crowns (Crowdfunded Fiction)
As some of you already know a few months ago we packed up and moved to Memphis. On paper it was a good plan. In execution...well, we wound up in an apartment where the floors slope at an angle so steep nothing on wheels can stay in place. One of the bedrooms has a hole in ceiling big enough to stick my arm through that we've been trying to get fixed since the week we moved in. And then there's the roach problem (complete with a nest inside the dishwasher), which...let's just say that we landed with the worst landlord possible and he shows no signs of getting better. Fortunately our lease is month to month. Unfortunately, having been here for the last six weeks we have discovered that we don't like Memphis. At all.

We're a family of walkers and Memphis is not pedestrian friendly in the slightest. We do have access to a car, but we hate having to drive everywhere. The kids were excited in the beginning, but between the apartment issues and the lack of playmates at any of the parks (it is too hot to play outside and the pools aren't open yet) they're miserable. We'd rather cut our losses now, instead of moving into another apartment in a city that we don't love in the first place. It doesn't help that having attracted the attention of the Cult of The Fetus (aka Jill Stanek & her followers) a few weeks ago, I don't feel super safe here. As silly as it may sound we're ready to head back to Chicago and accept that we are really Chicago kids. But, the expenses of moving down here mean we don't have enough cash to pay bills here, find a new place, and afford all the attendant costs of reworking our lives all over again. In theory we would eventually earn enough to swing it, but that would mean being here for months and we really don't want to do that.

So, I'm offering up a YA novel Of Fairy Wings And Glittering Crowns to be written in 60 days and posted chapter by chapter at Atypical Princess. I'll be posting the plot synopsis and character sketches today with an eye towards posting the first chapter tomorrow. There's a Chip In widget below that's not quite accurate (I got a couple of donations yesterday), but will still provide a way for folks to keep track of our goal. If you can't donate I still want you to read, after all what's the point of fiction if you can't share it? All I ask is that if you like it, you link it to your friends and family for their perusal. Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I plan to enjoy writing it.

Selena Newly grew up in a family that took the fun out of dysfunctional. Sharing a house with a mother that never wanted her, aunts who detest each other, and a grandmother that has them all at the mercy of her purse strings hasn't exactly made for an idyllic childhood. In fact it has left her yearning for adulthood since she was old enough to walk. The day her mother throws her out is the best and worst day of her life. She is free, but she has nowhere to go, and no idea how she's going to support herself. When the door into Altanur opens it seems like the answer to all her childhood prayers. Her family isn't really her family, and she's a fairy princess. Unfortunately she's about to learn the hard way that everything has a price, and sometimes that price may be too high.

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