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08 December 2008 @ 11:34 am
Chance promotion!  

Temple Library Reviews (aka LJ’s own daydreammuse) has done a lovely writeup on theupcoming “Take A Chance” premiere, and Morrigan Books owner (owner?) Mark Deniz/markdeniz also mentions it on his blog. Yay!

Ted and I actually got up and went to the gym today. We’re quite proud of ourselves. :) And for much of the rest of the day I’m going to make candy and prepare to send it out into the world. :)

Oh, and I’ve got kitsnaps up and running again with a new, hopefully spam-freeish template which allows actual commentary at the site. I’m hoping to get back to fairly regular posting there, so if you’re the sort of person who bookmarks photography blogs, you could do that. There’s also an RSS feed at kitsnaps that’s working again, which pleases me.

And–this is the second time in a couple weeks I’ve done this, I know, but once more with “if you have a few spare dollars”: this had been going to be a plea for helpvera, who is a sf/f person, and while she’s still in deep, they’ve made the initial amount of money they needed to get her out of the immediate trouble. This is for desyana/Desyana, whose ex apparently didn’t come through with what was going to be the (perhaps back-logged; I can’t quite tell from the blog) mortgage check, and like so many of us, she lives month to month and is scrambling to keep the roof over her head.

I said with the last one of these I did that I’d send a copy of a book to the person off my friends list who’d donated the most and emailed to let me know; same offer stands this time, although perhaps I could do something cooler, like Tuckerize the winner in the fifth Walker Papers novel. Maybe that should be a prize if somebody donates over $50 or something. Again, if you feel like donating and letting me know, email a note to cemurphyauthor@gmail.com with the subject line “home donation” and let me know how much you donated so I can determine who sent in the most. And thank you, generous friends-list people, because I know several of you did donate last time and that’s just flat-out awesome. You’re good people.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Catherine: purple flowersharpwords on December 8th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
It feels weird to donate to people's lives like this, and I admit that sometimes I see this sort of appeal and think 'why should I, when XXXXX' (there's always some pressing reason, isn't there?). However, oddly enough, I used to roleplay online with Desyana way back when. And having a connection to that person has the effect of making me less selfish. Now I need to learn to be less selfish for the rest of the world too.
kitmizkit on December 8th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
I completely agree: it is a kind of weird thing to do, and yeah, there are almost always a million other good things to spend money on/charities to give to/bills to pay/etc. On the other hand, what it usually comes down to for me is that at the end of the day, ten bucks is not going to make the difference between a roof over my head or not, and it literally might for someone else. That, and regardless of whether it's Christmas or not, I believe big in paying it forward. Somebody lent my Dad twenty bucks he desperately needed about, oh, forty or fifty years ago now, and there's a part of me that always kind of thinks of that when I see this kind of request. We can't save everybody, but we can make a difference to a few. That's important to me. :)

(I hope this did not sound like lecturing. That wasn't the idea...)
Catherine: purple flowersharpwords on December 8th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
No, it definitely doesn't sound like lecturing!
It does comes down in the end to $10 or even $20 meaning that I cook at home instead of getting a takeout this weekend, but that someone else gets a meal ot two that they might not otherwise have had.
And it's also one of those 'do unto others' things too.
Sanguine Pensanguinepen on December 8th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
Kitsnaps looks great. Can't wait to go through them all.
kit: photographymizkit on December 8th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, jeez, there's a lot of them. Enjoy. O.O :)
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kitmizkit on December 8th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it is genuinely awesome. Human beings can be terrible creatures, but they can also be very wonderful.
wednesday childewedschilde on December 8th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
yep. mark's the owner and our flying monkey!

woot on your interview in verbal!
kitmizkit on December 8th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me and my good buddy Neil. :)
wednesday childewedschilde on December 8th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
piffles... neil, that hack? :::grins:::

actually we have an american sign language sign for neil. it came about during melissa marr's last visit to san diego...

universally, if you fan yourself...that's pretty much the sign language for neil :D he's a sweetheart. :D

best of luck... and my "flames" book isn't here yet! i am miffed at the ordering system falling through. bastiges.
wednesday childewedschilde on December 8th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
and you know i adore neil :D heh... just in case in my non-coffee addled state i wasn't clear.