I’ve signed up to write a story for the “Fandom Loves Puerto Rico” charity auction.
If you’re not familiar with these sorts of fannish auctions, they’ve been organized many times over the past years as benefits to raise funds for disaster relief. The first one I was aware of was for the Haiti earthquake.
How it works: Fans offer various items, such as fic, art, vids, beta services, handcrafted items, etc., which usually include customization of the fic or item for the winning bidder. Fans are given a certain amount of time to bid for the item. The winner then donates the bid amount to the charity and emails a screencap of the receipt or other proof of donation to the creator. Then the creator and winning bidder can discuss further details.
The auction went live on October 17th.
Deadline for bids is October 23rd.
Once again, I cannot figure out how to make links work in DW, despite reviewing their FAQ, so if anyone has any advice, could you let me know? Thanks!
Here’s the main link:
Here’s a “how to” FAQ:
I’m offering a 1,000+ word fic with a minimum bid of $10.00. Go to the bottom of the page.
There’s lots of fandoms to choose from. Over 300 people have signed up to create items for this charity. Here’s the list of fandoms with links to the people who are creating works in each fandom.
Here’s the chosen charity: ConPRmetidos. I googled and found out: The nonprofit is based in Puerto Rico, and is accepting donations that will be first be used for the immediate needs of food, shelter and water, and later transitioned to long-term recovery efforts.
The organizers said: “The reason that we've chosen ConPRmetidos is because of their focus on long term, sustained repair of Puerto Rico's infrastructure. They'll be fixing roads, hospitals, homes, and the electrical grid. They're financing local companies and local efforts. They're working with the Puerto Rican National Guard to coordinate resources and fill financing gaps. And they're not going to leave in a couple weeks.”
"I reserve the right to change my mind [laughs], but Barry and I have talked about it many times and one thing we like in the world we’ve built is that there is no Justice League waiting in the wings, no Fantastic Four, no Avengers to set the world right. It is not a story of what happens when the villain wins until the heroes wake up, it’s about there not being any more superheroes."
- Mark Waid
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A repost of one of my Hallowe'en 2014 selections! H.P. Lovecraft's classic 1924 tale of horrific family secrets gets the Richard Corben (writing as, appropriately, "Gore") treatment in the underground comic Skull #5 (Last Gasp, 1972). NSFW warning for gore.
( 'Is it Edward Norrys' fat face on that fungus thing?' )
When Pia Guerra and I started Y: The Last Man that was our impulse: Let’s make a comic book for people who don’t yet know that they love comics. I think for a lot of people it’s kind of an intimidating art form to get into. Even if you’ve been reading comics your whole life, you take it for granted sometimes. It’s hard to just open up this page of panels—you don’t know how to read it. With Y: The Last Man we were like, let’s think about it so that if you’ve only ever read Calvin and Hobbes in your daily paper growing up, you will be able to read this comic. And I think with Saga we tried to hone that even more. -- Brian K. Vaughan
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When I was a kid, Superman quite literally saved my life.
I have always been a devotee. Captivated by superhero comics when I was no more than four years old, they became the foundation of my existence. They always buoyed me in times of trouble, but even they couldn't elevate me when I was hitting high school. I was from a broken home, I was incessantly bullied in school, I wasn't handling any of it well, and the darkness of my depression had me -- and I am not exaggerating, forgive me -- suicidally depressed that no one really gave a damn about me and no one ever would.
And in that mood, on a January afternoon in 1979, I went to see Superman: The Movie, and it changed everything. I sat through it twice, full of joy I have rarely experienced since. I knew Superman was a fictional character. I knew Christopher Reeve was an actor. But together, alchemically, magically, they communicated something profound to me: Superman cared. He cared about everyone.
-- Mark Waid
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Hope that everyone is doing okay. *hugs you hard*
Kevin (at least Kevin aged 20) canonically has a beloved poster of his favorite wrestler. He likes to collect snow globes, so I believe he'd have one from one of his trips to California with Sami. And I have a hunch there'd be a beloved teddy bear tucked in a corner somewhere.
Also canonically, Kevin's entire bedroom is PAINTED BLACK at that age. With black bedsheets. Oh man, what an emo boy.
I have to sit down and write a whole story this afternoon since I've been promising myself I would get a new story up each week to deal with rapidly fluctuating canon! I know exactly what I'm going to write, I just have to make the time. It's burning a hole in my head but I MUST finish grading first... with me luck! And I hope your writing is also going well!
Holy fuck that was a lot work!
I don't even know how many mistakes I caught in the process of getting them up. I'm gonna have to make myself a proper checklist to make sure that I don't make those sorts of mistakes next year. That was both exhausting and annoying as all hell.
But it's done so I'm happy. Now I can spend the next 10 weeks getting all my poorly formatted stories redone, starting with Muirin. And promptly drive myself just as crazy with it as I did with this, I'm sure.
I'm thinking I'm going to get next year's stories up for preorder, too, after I'm back from my writing seminar. No reason not to. I can do proper advertising and stuff if I do. Plus less stress about getting it done as the date gets closer, you know?
Got a ton of work-work done today, much to my surprise. That was it's own bundle of annoyance, errors and fixing things but hey, I'm glad I did it. Tomorrow I'll have a bunch of running around the company updating procedure manuals to do. That's been needed for over a month.
I'm in the process of doing a full backup of my writing. Haven't done that since January. I did partial backups as recently as the end of September but a full backup is a good idea. Gonna have to put quarterly full backups on my calendar for 2018... *makes a note*
I did sew the sushi leggings. They turned out a bit odd since I had to piece the top of them with different fabric. Plus I made the waistband too loose. So they're not quite wearable. That's okay. I can fix it after I get home. I'll just need to buy a but more fabric like the sushi fabric--not the same as the sushi fabric is sold out.
I'm 500 steps shy of my step count goal. I'll get that while the bathtub is filling. And I'm going to get my weights in too even though I won't be able to do them next week.
Goals for tomorrow include writing, approving this week's story (hopefully), ten tons of work, packing for the trip and praying I don't forget anything (I do have a list of things to bring but not sure everything is on it) and pizza for dinner because damn if I'm going to cook when I have to pack.
Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!