Feb. 26th, 2014

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A perennial question amongst the writing community these days (particularly in post-Racefail SFF) is that of representation. It's heartening to see it as an active topic of discussion, but I think that something that gets lost sometimes is how important it is. I'm many things: pagan, polyamorous, (mostly) lesbian, mentally ill, on the Autism Spectrum, disabled, childfree, gender-questioning, among others. Let me tell you my story.

I grew up in a very Christian household, and a few years of my teen life were tarnished by my Dad getting into Christian Fundamentalism (of the "listening to rock music is signing an implicit contract with Satan for your soul" type, also "music in other languages is secretly witch spells being cast because you can't understand the language" -- let's just say my listening to Rammstein didn't go over well). I was pretty isolated as a child and teen because I was homeschooled and lucky to see another person my own age every six months. This background is important later.

more behind the cut... tw for mentions of depression and suicidal feelings )
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Naamah is one of my dearest friends, and this is how she and her husband make their way -- writing books. I can't say I read very much erotica at this point, but I sure as hell will read theirs because they are awesome stories. Even if I don't get as into the sex as I used to. (Grr, libido, where did you go?)

Please take a look, and if you can't donate, please signal boost!

Originally posted by [personal profile] naamah_darling at post
Bumping again for The Shadow Princess.

We're at about 30% with 15 days left, and while I don't think it's un-doable, it's not looking great for us.  We'd really appreciate whatever you can contribute.  Pick a perk or choose your own amount.

Smooch went to the vet today for a checkup and so they could look at his teeth and eyes.  Eye.

I have never seen a better-behaved cat.  He was utterly calm and cooperative about just about everything, and only squirmed a little when the vet was trying to look in his ears.  Everyone was impressed by his attitude and his majestic bearing.  Yeah.

I'd been worried about him; his breath got especially bad last week, and it smelled like he had a tooth infection, which is why I took him in.  He got an antibiotic shot and some eye drops, and I signed him up for a Banfield plan which means it's paid for itself with bloodwork and the tooth cleaning he will have in two weeks.

Still, I dropped about $130 on him, and while I don't begrudge it, the kitty slush fund is hella depleted now, so donations to the campaign would not be amiss.  Consider helping out, for his hairy, stinky sake.  The Shadow Princess campaign is here.

I'm extraordinarily tired and feel pretty crappy, so I'm going to bail and hope I feel better tomorrow.  I'm sorry, guys, that I've been . . . boring.  Lately.  I realize that I keep making basically the same post, but I keep saying this because I keep feeling rotten about it.  I want there to be more to me than . . . than all this.  I love you all.  Please stay with me.  Y'all are all that's keeping us afloat.

Thank you.  To everyone who has helped, spread the word, or had kind things to say.  Thank you.

One last time, here's the link.  Thank you.



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