The first week of the Clarion Write-A-Thon is in the books! I've written 3,643 words so far, raised $145 in donations, and finished a grand total of 0 short stories! My word count is a pretty far cry from where I had hoped to be by now; I started off strong, but a series of … Continue reading The Clarion Write-A-Thon, Week 2
This week, FurAffinity decided that it would update its advertising policy to include "mature" ads on pages that included mature/adult work. It didn't take very long for the backlash to come, which is pretty much what happens whenever FA tries something new. More users and artists distanced themselves from the site -- if they didn't … Continue reading FurAffinity and the Realities of Capitalism
The sixth annual Clarion Write-A-Thon is underway! I've already explained just what the heck the Write-A-Thon is in Friday's entry, so I thought I would take a little bit of time to explain just why I'm doing this anyway. I'm not a rabbit who likes to pass the hat around and ask for things. I … Continue reading Clarion Write-A-Thon 2015: Why Am I Doing This, Anyway?
I was going to re-introduce Friday Fiction today, but it occurred to me that the Clarion Write-A-Thon is starting this Sunday! So instead I thought I would spend a bit of time talking about the projects I'm planning to work on over the next six weeks in hopes of drumming up support for it. A … Continue reading Clarion Write-A-Thon 2015 Is a GO
There is a town in Idaho you can only get to by car accident. After you wake up in the hospital, you're patched up from your injuries and given the location of a hotel you can stay at while you recuperate. A few days later, a realtor comes by and gives you a house. Then … Continue reading Take a Trip to Wayward Pines
Last week the parents of Rachel Dolezal announced to the media that her daughter was white. This normally wouldn't be news; there's nothing special about a white couple having a white child. But Rachel had been passing as a black woman for years -- through her collegiate education at Howard University, through a career of … Continue reading The Rachel Dolezal Moment
I play in a Shadowrun game about once a month with a few local friends, and I'm enjoying it. My character's concept -- and if you know me, you know that of course this is how I roll -- is that he's a member of the Sioux nation who's been goblinized later in life during … Continue reading Grappling Nightmares
Thanks, everyone, for your well-wishes and expressions of sympathy last week. I really appreciate it, and it only serves to remind me what an amazing community I'm a part of and what a great family I've built for myself, brick by brick. I'm so grateful for all of you out there. It makes trying to … Continue reading A Few Notes from the Burrow