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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
20th-Jul-2009 07:26 am
Hello to new readers bardofevermore, moonstone_fae, and shadowpoet89!

Hangin' in. Sleeping okay. Got an allergist appointment on Friday; hopefully we can figure out why I get these lovely hives when I apply just about any moisturizer. Still seizure-free and mostly pain-free. *crosses fingers*

Still at $483.34. Sponsor me!

Auctions go up *today*. Soon as I get back from my walk. *cracks knuckles* For sneak peeks, look here and here. (Other pics are scattered among donors' websites.)

"My Empire for Ashes"
Got some good notes from beta readers so far; I need to clarify a few things, maybe cut back on the framing device, and add a few more scenes, but I should be able to get it done this week. I'd like to use it and its soundtrack as a Blogathon sponsor incentive, but I won't commit til it's Done. (I am always late on incentives, and I don't like that.)

Two bit of breaking news:
* Eric Van has attempted to blackmail catvalente.
* rosefox is on the programming committee now - so don't give up on ReaderCon as an entity.
But do insist that they distance themselves from Van. He's now listed simply as an advisor, but that's still too much for my taste. I will not support the abuse of power. Cut him off.

Elayna at Explo
Second session starts today! Her regular courses are Improvisational Acting and Molecular Gastronomy; Wednesday workshops are Japanese cooking/language/culture and Hip-Hop Dancing. My girl is branching out. :)

Link Soup
* Fed up with bulk mail? Mail them a brick.
* Walled cities! This is relevant to my interests.
* Ink calendar. Works by capillary action. Nifty!

Daily Science
Best press release title ever: Company Denies its Robots Feed on the Dead.

Today is pretty much going to be all Blogathon auctions. This will indeed take hours. Also need to get to the post office to mail BPAL; may send Adam to do that.
20th-Jul-2009 11:42 am (UTC)
People like Van are why I've been backing off from organized fandom. :-(
20th-Jul-2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
That was always one of the things that puzzled me about Shayara, if you can't see it until you stumble into it..why build massive walls? [unless of course, they're a necessary part of the wards/shield itself, a physical anchor for the metaphysical.]
20th-Jul-2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
Because the metaphysical-type shields weren't always there. :)
20th-Jul-2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Ah! I'd gotten the impression that the two were built at the same time...ok thanks for correcting that.
20th-Jul-2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Well, after the magnificent post-Purges sale at Shayara Depot ("It's time to come Home... for less"), people needed projects.

Even after you stumble into it, you still can't see that misbegotten bathroom renovation.

Oh crap, they're coming for me now, aren't they? With torches?
20th-Jul-2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Ah.. that makes perfect sense...I've had DIY projects that have gotten just a bit out of hand too.

It probably started out innocently enough, a bit of an extension, or a simple garden wall...and *boom* before anyone knew, 100ft high, 10ft thick granite wall all the way around the city!

I guess boredom is kinda a kicker when you have serial immortality.
20th-Jul-2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
It could be worse. Significantly worse. The last set of walls came from Shayarikea.

No one writes about the people who spend three, maybe five, incarnations getting the shelves to line up.
20th-Jul-2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
and Millennia later, they are *still* finding left-over screws....
21st-Jul-2009 12:11 am (UTC)
You guys crack me up.
21st-Jul-2009 12:21 am (UTC)

Who said 'world-building' couldn't be fun?!
21st-Jul-2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm not too good at putting things back together, but hell if I can't break people. XD
20th-Jul-2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Readercon.

Oh god, fandom... no... *facepalm*
20th-Jul-2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
Part of me wants to phrase this like OH JOHN RINGO NO. But I think even John Ringo (or maybe even Mike Harmon) would find this behavior unacceptable.
20th-Jul-2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
I've added publicity for you and Blogathon. Let me know if there's anything what needs correcting, and I'll correct it.

Best of the good luck, good ma'am. I'm looking forward to reading along.
20th-Jul-2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
20th-Jul-2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
WOW! I am seeing so many things I need to have on my friends list this morning! Every few minutes I refresh the page and BOOM! another pretty things appears! *grin*

Take a nice long relaxing rest when you can, lady!
(And if there is anything I may be able to do to help, please ask!)
20th-Jul-2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
And they're all up! *falls over*
20th-Jul-2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Pimpin', pimpin'!
YOU, go eat, rest your fingers and brain!
20th-Jul-2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Eric Van seems to be 10lbs of asshole in a 5 lb bag. Wow.
20th-Jul-2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
I cannot believe the goddamn nerve of Eric Van, I'm shaking with anger.
20th-Jul-2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Eric Van - un-frickin' believable.
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