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Fund Raising for Kym's Asthma Meds
So, I need to start this by telling you about my roommate, Kym. She's amazing. She's a photographer, a cook, she practically keeps our house cleaned single-handed because my brother and I are lazy bitches. She's also one of the best friends a person can have.

She also has some pretty severe asthma. As she is a student who works only part time, sometimes she can't afford her medication. With the merciless wrath of the Ohio River Valley this year, she's been surviving on a rescue inhaler.

So, I'm setting up a fund-raiser for her. There will be auctions, but I'm going to start with a donation button.

Kym will be offering pairs of crocheted wrist warmers/fingerless gloves/mitts or scarves. She's flexible! We have a wide variety of yarns which are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Next season of Deadliest Catch might feature her hat-making skills!

Next up are the auctions! Bidding is open from now until 7pm EDT on Monday, May 28th.

I will be offering up for auction, some knitted jewelry. I use crochet floss, 100% mercerized cotton, a key charm, and two small buttons for closure.

The amazing Skyla Dawn Cameron, (OMG, you guys, BUY HER BOOKS), has offered a critique for our auction.

The most excellent Vae has offered up the Worlds of Whedon issue of SFX.

X-Project: An X-Men Movieverse RPG on Livejournal
Originally posted by x_advertising at X-Project: An X-Men Movieverse RPG on Livejournal



Date of Birth: Unknown

Powers: Mutant power nullification.


Not A Little Kid Anymore

Last time I was at the mansion, I was the little green guy, everyone’s pet. Not any more - I’m a lean, mean, green fighting machine! Or I could be. I could be anything, really, that you wanted me to be, and with my adoptive mom going through anti-brainwashing treatment and with my adoptive dad being not exactly the nurturing type, the mansion could be home again. Check me out - think of all the trouble my pal Artie and me could get into!

X-Project is an X-Men movieverse RPG on Livejournal. Set after X2, we've been running since May 2003 and use a combination of in-character journals and email/IM logs. There's a number of settings for a range of play, whatever your preference, and while we accept new characters we strongly encourage people to adopt one of our orphans.

Check out the Wiki and the advertising community to see what's available. Readers are highly encouraged! If you're looking for X-Men based entertainment, X-Project welcomes you to read along and enjoy the ride!

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NaNo Poll
So, the lesbian space steampunk has won out. Now I have some decisions to make. And if anybody has any opinions on addressing sexuality in a steampunk universe, do tell me.

Poll #1791364 Steampunk In Space - Setting

Steampunk Mars Colony?

Other - In Comments

Royal succession?

Other - In Comments

Ticky box?

Ticky box.
Tick, tick, boom?
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Knitting Frustration
And I use the knitting icon, because the feeling is much the same.

I am writing a novel about King Arthur being reborn as a 22 year old Latina woman from DFW. She's "discovered" by the Lady of the Lake, who has been reborn as a Nez Pierce biker who does entirely too much pot.

I have very little experience with gender identity. Even with my closet full of issues, I've never really felt other than female. On the other hand, I want to address gender identity as it relates to reincarnation. I would like to have a theoretical or otherwise discussion on the subject, should people like to participate.

Also, at work, so replies may not be very quicklike.

Dear GOP - the collective you are an Idiot
Originally posted by ladyqkat at Dear GOP - the collective you are an Idiot
(Post originally seen in this post by [info]ramblin_phyl. I have been notified that it was originally posted by [info]suricattus in her journal post. The story and words are hers, but I do believe that it needs to go viral and that as many people as possible need to get their stories out there. Only by making a noise about this can we make a change in our society.)

There is a move afoot in the nation -driven by the GOP - to repeal the new health care laws, to protect corporate interests, to defend against fear-mongering (and stupid) cries of "socialism!", and to ensure that people are forced to choose between keeping a roof over their heads or getting necessary health care.

This movement is killing people.

Think I'm overstating the fact?

Ask the friends and family of writer/reviewer Melissa Mia Hall, who died of a heart attack last week because she was so terrified of medical bills, she didn't go see a doctor who could have saved her life.

From another writer friend: One person. Not the only one. That could have been me. Yeah, I have access to insurance -- I live in New York City, which is freelancer-friendly, and have access to freelancer advocacy groups. Through them, I can pay over $400/month ($5,760/year) as a single, healthy woman, so that if I go to the hospital I'm not driven to bankruptcy. But a doctor's appointment - a routine physical - can still cost me several hundred dollars each visit. So unless something's terribly wrong? I won't go.

My husband worked for the government for 30 years. We have government employee (retired) insurance. It is the only thing of value he took away from that job. His pension is pitiful. He still works part time. My writing income has diminished drastically. Our combined income is now less than what it was before T retired fifteen years ago. Inflation has diminished it further. In the last 30 days I have racked up over $8000 in medical bills for tests and the beginning of treatment. Our co-pay is 20% after the deductible. And there is more to come. Our savings are already gone. I have the gold standard of insurance and I still can't pay all the medical bills.

Another friend lost her insurance when her husband lost his job. She couldn't afford medication and ended up bed ridden for three months at the end of over a year of no job and therefore no insurance until he found work again.

It's our responsibility. All of us, together. As a nation.

EtA: Nobody is trying to put insurance companies out of business. They will always be able to offer a better plan for a premium. We simply want to ensure that every citizen - from infant to senior citizen - doesn't have to choose between medical care, and keeping a roof over their heads, or having enough to eat.

We're trying to get this to go viral. Pass it along.

I'm going to post my story as the first comment to this post if anyone would like to read it. If anyone wants to tell their story, please tell it on your own journal and post a link in the comments. Maybe, just maybe, TPTB will listen to the slaves peons who clean their toilets before they have to clean their own.

And randomly eggs.
For clicking. Trying to see if I can get them to hatch without any of the assistance pages. Likely they will be broken shells by next week. :D

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

X-Project Character Wishlist
Originally posted by deathpixie at X-Project Character Wishlist
Hi, I would be Rossi and I play Amanda Sefton/[info]x_wytchbrat and Penance [info]x_penance in X-Project. I do the game's advertising and I'm posting on behalf of a few players, who gave me a wishlist of who they'd love to see return to the game. Hopefully there's some interested folks out there - we love new players!

You can contact me via my contact details found here.

Game: X-Project
Genre: X-Men Movieverse on LJ
Brief Description of your game: X-Project is an X-Men movieverse RPG on Livejournal. Set after X2, we've been running since May 2003 and use a combination of in-character journals and email/IM logs.

Wither would love to see his waffle girlfriend Roulette return and Copycat wants best friend Adrienne Frost back from Boston, preferably in one piece.

Nightcrawler wants the only blood relative he can stand, Rogue, back home.

Phoenix misses husband Cyclops, over on the West Coast.

Iceman would like to talk to wife Siryn and work out where things stand between them.

Several players want Network to come back to the school, as she's just that awesome.

And Wildchild wants Forge back so he can punch him in the nose for being a doofus.

There's a lot more characters available and all would be welcomed. Check out the advertising community [info]x_advertising for details. Pretty much every character has some kind of personal connection within the game, so you'd be starting off with a logging buddy or two. And if you know of anyone who might be interested in a literate, plotty and long-running game, there's always the repost button!

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Writing Help
Bloody Shiloh
So... I'm WAY behind on my WordsOut goals. I could use a bit of assistance in the form of prompts. Naming the fandom would be helpful (and here is stuff I've tried already, but I am not limiting myself to that) and then anything three words or more. Most will likely be drabbles, but my brain may take over.


Helpy Thing
ETA: More douchecanoery! Still need help!

ETA: And goal was REACHED!

As I am dead broke until Friday due to Text Books. Explanation for widget.

So the desktop seems to have had some sort of catastrophic failure. This upsets me greatly, as the thing is less than six months old. I think I shall take it to the repair place in Scottsburg and ask that they put an Ubuntu dual boot on there. That way I can load my Windows-dependent programs onto Windows and then use Wine to access them.

Daniel has decided we cannot live without the desktop, so I don't have to pay for it. This makes me incredibly happy as Spencerian has decided I owe them over $4,000. If I could figure out a way not to pay that ripoff machine of a s0-called school...


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