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Oct. 16th, 2017 08:18 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Ashley linked to a fundraiser set up by a California credit union, Redwood Credit Union, to help communities impacted by the California wildfires. You can read more and give at their donation page.

[personal profile] kuwdora is a long-time fandom vidder who recently enrolled in a career coaching program with tv/film editor Zack Arnold, and she is now working to pay off the last installment of the program and transition from a vidding hobby to a professional editing career in Hollywood. You can read more here, give to her gofundme here, and buy art from her etsy here.

[tumblr.com profile] catlinyemaker linked to a fundraiser for [twitter.com profile] neolithicsheep, a disabled Navy vet and sustainable agriculture educator who is raising funds to get a border collie to help them with their Sovay sheep. You can read more about the fundraiser and retweet in a twitter thread here, and purchase various shirts and other branded goods at their Teespring here.

[personal profile] xturtle linked to their friend Marcia, who is raising funds to help cover vet bills for her sick bunny; she is running out of unemployment benefits and looking for work; in the meantime Caspian needs testing to determine what the lump in his stomach is and get his teeth fixed. You can read more and help out here.

Anon linked to a fundriaser for [tumblr.com profile] ohcrakerjacks, a victim of black toxic mold. She and her parents are raising funds to replace walls, insulation, flooring, and furniture. You can read more and check out commissions here and give to her ko-fi here, which will support supply purchases for the cross-stitch embroidery she sells.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] suriel's husband is about to have two surgeries, each costing several thousand dollars, and they are raising money to cover expenses. They have sales in all their online shops: Fandom buttons and more, caramels and toffees, and their band shop. You can read and reblog here.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] vaspider, who is running a sale on their Etsy shop ($10% off $30 or more) to help with living expenses and home repairs after a job loss and other unexpected life events this year. You can check out the Etsy shop here; it includes a lot of nerdy/geeky Judaica as well as secular clothes, accessories, and cosplay.

News To Know:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to a writeup that [personal profile] kaberett posted about desensitizing themselves to board games; Board Game Desensitization Process is a template for people who may have a difficult relationship to card/board games but want to participate in the increasingly popular social events focused around them.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

Inktober 2017 - Day 16 - Fat

Oct. 16th, 2017 01:53 pm
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This had to be a fannish one - in fact, it's my first Dr Who fanart, I think.

The Tenth Doctor with an Adipose (because they might eat kids but they are kind of cute, nonetheless).

See pic )The peachy lighting is actually thanks to Hurricane Ophelia turning the sun a pinky orange this morning. Apparently the air was full of dust from the Sahara, which turned the sky yellow and made the sun go sunset colours at 11am. Now (2pm) it's bright normal sunshine and VERY gusty winds.

Done with my Japanese Zebra brush pen, my new Zig coloured brush pens and a wash.
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Because I am me, I systematized my home search as much as I could – I have a spreadsheet in google that has not just my list of Best, Acceptable, and Totally Unacceptable buildings in it but also my mortgage calculator from the bank and various other financial stuff. I also went into the top few real estate websites (primarily Zillow and Estately) and set several different searches to be sent to my non-fandom inbox, where they were then filtered into a Housing folder (different from my other Housing folder, which has all my documents/communications with my realtor). 

Now I’m looking at my Housing folder which constantly has new emails in it and wishing there was just an “I BOUGHT A HOME, YOUR SERVICES ARE NOW IN VAIN” button I could press to notify all of those sites that no, really, I seriously do not anymore need your Real Estate Tips And Tricks newsletter anymore. 

Fortunately changing my address everywhere won’t be the nightmare my mum always complains it is, because I also have a spreadsheet of every website I’ve ever built a login for, and I just go through the spreadsheet (also it’s an excellent opportunity to delete my account from sites I never use). 

I’ve rarely lived anywhere for more than five years, and my phone number was deeply unstable for a while for similar reasons, but it’s a small wonder our generation prefers email to most other forms of communication – after all, my gmail addresses have been stable now for more than ten years. 

I believe I have now been Copperbadge On Social Media for longer than I have ever lived in any single residence. 

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The owners of the condo I offered on have accepted my offer at $180K, with the only condition that they will do no repairs or remodels before I take possession. 

*head between knees*


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I used to be confused, as a child, about why you would buy a new calendar in September – a calendar that would contain September-December and then the entire next year. Because surely you had a calendar that went through the end of the year, no calendar ever ENDS in August. 

But as an adult now I get it, because I keep a private calendar in google docs and I just had to move the October, November, and December tabs into the 2018 calendar since I’m already bookin’ shit out for January and February. At this point, starting in November I’m traveling at least once a month, every month, from November to June, except in May. 

Clearly I better book a trip in May. :D  

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Oct. 9th, 2017 08:24 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for his great-aunt, who can't afford to pay back-taxes on the house which accrued while her mother was dying. She is elderly and disabled, and raising funds to cover $6K in back taxes she was unaware of when she got the house. You can read more and give at her gofundme.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] geckohq, an autistic disabled trans man whose mother recently passed away and who is now on his own to pay off her bills and cover his own expenses. You can read and reblog here where there is a paypal donation link, and you can check out the amigurumi geckos, dragons, and plushies for sale at his etsy here, including geckos that come in various Pride flag colors.

[personal profile] lizcommotion linked to a fundraiser for Beth, who is trying to pay down medical debt while navigating the labyrinth of applying for disability benefits for her chronic medical conditions. You can read more and give at their YouCaring.

[tumblr.com profile] i-will-not-be-caged linked to a fandom fundraiser organized by [tumblr.com profile] hansbekhart, benefitting ConPRmetios, an organization raising money for long-term relief for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. You can read more and sign up at [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico, or read more and reblog at their tumblr post here.

[personal profile] naamah_darling is raising funds to pay for medical care for a special-needs cat, Smooch, who has just been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. You can read more here, read and reblog here, or give directly at their youcaring.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[personal profile] in_the_bottle is having a moving sale! Right now they have a sofa bed available but the post also has a list of other items which will be available in November (the location is listed as SW6 which I believe is a London-area location). You can check out the post here and she says feel free to PM on DW/LJ/Tumblr or the site link if you're interested or want photos.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

Inktober 2017 - Day 8 - Crooked

Oct. 8th, 2017 07:47 pm
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I thought about crooked houses and crooked paths... but then of course, I thought about the Winchesters, and Dean. Because.

So here's my take on Dean's arrest way back in Season 2. I don't much like the Blue Steel (plus it would be too hard to draw!) so this isn't it.Read more... )

Inktober 2017 - Day 7 - Shy

Oct. 7th, 2017 09:05 pm
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This did not turn out how I'd hoped. *sigh* But I had limited time with travelling back from Manchester today, so it will have to do. I soaked the hell out of the paper trying to get rid of the parts where the black lines were just too dark... I think I need to try some different techniques. Like, for instance, using a brush and washes without using a brush pen first.

7 Day 7 inktober Shy

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I think I saw Ghost this morning. 

I got up around 3, which is early even for me, so after some breakfast and a little work I curled up on the couch to sleep for about forty minutes, which I often do on mornings I get up super early, especially as the weather starts to get colder. I sleep pretty lightly on the couch so I do tend to drift in and out of REM, but I swear I felt fully awake when I opened my eyes and saw a woman in my living room, standing and looking at me. I blinked and “woke up” a second time and she had vanished, so it was probably a dream, but it was really odd. Especially since I saw her face very clearly, and I almost never see faces of any kind when I dream. 

She was very short, and didn’t seem particularly threatening, like I wasn’t upset that there was a STRANGE WOMAN IN MY HOME. She was smiling and she wore some kind of large jacket and a poofy sort of head covering, like a mob cap but not quite so old fashioned (it didn’t have the frill). Couldn’t pin down an era, but she didn’t look fully modern. 

I’ve long thought that Ghost was either a young adult woman (early 20s) or a preadolescent boy, because of a previous encounter where I heard their voice. Perhaps it’s time to go digging through history again and see if I can work out what kinds of women might have been in my building in the early to mid 20th century (it was an office building for most of the 20th century, until it was turned into condos about 15 years ago). Or more to the point, who might have died there, I suppose…

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Oct. 4th, 2017 09:38 pm
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I feel like I should have clever titles for my entries though. Damn.

I've been doing much better the last couple of weeks. Not working myself too hard and I've been writing. Even though I'm not editing my VM fic when I post it at AO3 (such a challenge not to - I've reread it as I've posted and some of it is like "No, why did I do that? His actions get paired with HIS dialogue, not hers, omg."), people have been great about it. It's nice to see that my writing didn't totally suck back then, lol.

Still, one day I might edit the hell out of a lot of them and see if I can improve on them.

Either way, it's gotten me back to reading VM fic and wanting to write some, which is quite possibly the weirdest thing of all? I don't know.

And I'm still working my way through my list of Captain Canary fic that I want to write. I need to find my list though because I moved it and now I don't remember where I moved it to. Kind of like the notebook that I was using then finished - I had half a story started in there, maybe more, and it continued to the new notebook but now I can't find the old one and I hadn't typed up the fic yet. Ugh. That's annoying. Either way, I finally finished Chelle's birthday fic last month (her birthday was in June, that's so awful, I took forever with it) and I finished the next part of the Multiverse series. Next up, I think I'll write more of the HP fusion/crossover and there's also two more soulmate AUs that are nearly finished. Plus the tragedy of the next Earth in the Multiverse series.

I've got another series planned out but I haven't done much with it. I've got part of the first story of the series written but I've actually stuck to not posting this one. So far, I've plotted out at least 3 stories in this with the option of a 4th. I'm leaning towards yes on there being a 4th part but we'll see.

I have no idea if voting for the Captain Canary Awards are still going because I've been absent from Tumblr except to reblog a few random posts but I was nominated again in a couple different categories and that's awesome enough, especially since I wasn't expecting it.

And last, but certianly not least, I got the day off that I requested for next month which is excellent because otherwise I'd have faked being sick to not go because that's the day my best friend [profile] mibelladeseo, her younger brother, and I are driving up to Denver so we can see RENT the next day. I'm so excited to be able to finally see the stage version! I can't wait!


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