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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Blogathon 2008 
2nd-Jun-2008 08:44 am
It's been confirmed on Blogathon.org that there will be no official Blogathon 2008.

Welcome to the unofficial blogathon_2008.

Join if interested. (Team Venture, hop to it!)

Still 9 AM July 26 - 9 AM July 27 EST.

For those unfamiliar: Blogathon is when we stay up for 24 hours, posting every half hour, to raise money for charity. My charity this year, as last year, is The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

My theme this year:

For twenty-four hours, I will be a psychometric xenoarchaeologist. Every half hour, I will hold in my hands an item from a culture long gone - that of Sol 3, colloquially known as "Earth". I will open my mind and read the object, delving back into human culture; I will write you a memory. Perhaps the thoughts of a woman who wore that necklace, a man who danced to that song.

48 pieces of flash fiction, all inspired by donated items. Every item will be auctioned on eBay, with all proceeds going to charity. Winners will receive the item and a story card.

Where do you come in? I need artifacts. I have two gorgeous necklaces and one incoming hand-dyed scarf. I need a lot more stuff. Do you make things? Anything? E-mail me at shadesong AT gmail.com. Let's talk.

And,of course, sponsor me. :)
2nd-Jun-2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
What a great idea!
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2nd-Jun-2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
I totally could!
2nd-Jun-2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
Go, Team Venture! rafaela and I are still totally in. *does that V thing*

My arts-and-crafts-fu is severely limited, sadly, but I have a semi-idea that may or may not work. Can't make promises, but lemme see what I can do.
5th-Jun-2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
*is curious*
2nd-Jun-2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
I would like to try and do Blogathon this year!
5th-Jun-2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
You should!
2nd-Jun-2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
That sounds like fun. I think I might do it too.
2nd-Jun-2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
I more or less know what I'm making for you, and will probably start it next week. I figured I'd write up some of my own notes about it and put them in an envelope, so you could look at them if you wanted but easily wait until after you wrote if you liked. Also, stuff like fiber content and washing instructions, for the recipient.
8th-Jun-2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
I'm getting a bunch of surprise items. Exciting! :)
2nd-Jun-2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
I have a painting I would like to donate...
2nd-Jun-2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
I make stained glass.

I will send you two pieces if you'd like. Things small (and therefor sturdy) enough to will survive shipping. Not positive what yet, I'll have to look around.

I could make them match-y-ish to do together as one, or different enough to be totally different things.

My email is sage_autumn at hot mail...
5th-Jun-2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
2nd-Jun-2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Ooh. I'd love to read that.

I could make you something...probably a polymer clay decorated Altoids tin, it's what I've been doing lately. Or a small sculpture.

I don't know if I could make a belly dancing costume bit (like a corset belt) for auction without stepping on some copyright toes, sadly.
5th-Jun-2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Any of those would be great. :) Thank you!
2nd-Jun-2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
I'd like to make something, but time might be an issue - it would likely be something incredibly simple (a child's dress or some kind of painted wood decoration - I'm crafty, but not skilled), but I will see what I can manage. What kind of deadline do you have regarding how far before Blogathon you would need it? And do you want to physically have it, or would digital photos be okay?
5th-Jun-2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'd like to physically have it, but if you're cutting it close, digital photo will do.

I would need it by.... July 15, I think.

Thanks! :)
5th-Jun-2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
I will definitely see what I can do. :) Hopefully I'll have a burst of inspiration.
2nd-Jun-2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Would a photograph work? i can email it to you and everything.

Or is that not what you are looking for?
5th-Jun-2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
It could work!
2nd-Jun-2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Somehow... handspun doesn't seem to lend itself well to this...
5th-Jun-2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
It could...
2nd-Jun-2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Aaargh! I so want to do it, but I have a very long flight from Seattle to Chicago that exact day! Bummer!
2nd-Jun-2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
I'll donate a bowl.
5th-Jun-2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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