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September 29th, 2007

12:39 pm - Linkblogging

3rd People of Color SF Carnival

17th Carnival of Feminist SF & F Fans

Yuletide official nominations are up! And Project Blue Rose made the cut, as did Mushishi, but I note that Dokebi Bride didn't. *snif*

ETA: Looks like Spindrift made it, too! Whee!

04:12 pm - Yuletide

So I've been poking through the Yuletide nominations and comparing some of them with the character lists, and when I hit the RPF* historical sections, it brings to mind some seriously crack pairings.

I mean, really. Boccaccio/Chaucer? (OMGTHEIRLOVEISSOEPISODIC!) Joan of Arc/Vlad Tepes? Oliver Cromwell/John Dee? The possibilities boggle the mind.

* Real Person Fiction, for those of you on my f-list who don't follow fic.
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07:49 pm - Spend SixApart's Money!

You can request a $30 gift certificate payable to Donors Choose from SixApart by 5 PM Pacific time on Monday, October 1. Donors Choose is a non-profit website where you search through proposed classroom projects and donate to them as you choose. I've donated using it before, and I believe puppleball has used the site for funding a classroom project.


08:30 pm - Blogger Challenge!

As I posted in my previous entry, SixApart is issuing $30 gift certificates to use at DonorsChoose.org as long as you email them by 5 PM Pacific on Monday.

On this LJ, I have 226 mutual friends and 192 others who have friended me*. That makes 418 people. If all of you - or even half of you - managed to email SixApart and get the $30 gift certificate, that would be a huge chunk o'change to give.

Bearing that in mind, I've just created the Manga Matsuri Challenge on DonorsChoose ("matsuri" means "festival"). I found three proposals to purchase manga for the classroom, to tempt reluctant readers and to help kids who are desperate to read more manga but can't afford it, and put them all on the challenge. The total amount of money needed is a hair over $1200, but anything you can donate will help. If the half of you I mentioned above only donate $10 - one-third - of your gift certificate to this challenge, we will raise all the money needed.

You can choose what projects you want your SixApart's money to go to (help SixApart fund future fans! XD), and you don't have to donate all or even part of yours through this challenge, but I hope you consider it. And if you have a hankering to donate some of your own money in addition; why, that's even better!

And please publicize this! Far and wide, on LJ or off. Link to this entry or to the challenge's page, but I think I did a better job of pleading the case here. :)

ETA: This challenge will be active through the end of October, even though the gift certificate offer is only open until Monday.

ETA2: You may need to enter your code a few times before it sticks. If you don't go through my challenge page, but instead go through the link SixApart sends you and search for the manga projects, it doesn't count it towards my challenge,as far as I can tell.

ETA3: "International donors too: they need to choose NY as their state and give the international zip code. see list where *=1" doire, here.

* And honestly, the only reason I haven't friended you back is that 226 number you see - if I friended you all back, I wouldn't have any time left! And yes, I do feel sad about that because I meet some awesome people here.

(And in case you're in a giving mood but can't afford to give money, cicer has linked to several other charity endeavors, most of which require nothing from you but a click or two.)
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