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June is my fanniversary month and yesterday was my ninth LJversary. TYK to my LJ flist, my DW circle, and all the fen who have become a valued part of my life, especially but not limited to the fen of dSC6D.
Keep Calm & Write Fic

Intoabar Ficathon

Year after year I've thought about signing up for the Intoabar Ficathon on Dreamwidth. A few minutes ago I finally signed up for the first time.

Here's how it works: At the sign-up post you name your main character and the fandom, and you name up to four fandoms not related to that one in which you are comfortable creating a fanwork. Then the ficathon mods will assign you a character from one of those other fandoms to meet your character in a bar. You then produce a fanwork from that prompt.

See you in the bar?
FK reading something

signal boost: Requiem Publications Half-Price Ezine Sale

Posted by Bast and Sekhmet to Zinelist. I offered to boost the signal and they said "yes, please share in any fannish spaces". So, buy some ezines if you can and boost this signal in fannish spaces if you will.

They wrote: "During this stressful time, a good book is a recommended way to relax, destress, and recharge. So, for a limited time, Requiem is offering HALF PRICE download books. No minimum, no maximum. Books come as a PDF file, complete with all the art. More details on the site (Requiem dot ravenshadow dot net). All download books offered are $4 each during this Half-Off sale.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE BUTTON ON THE WEBSITE TO PURCHASE. To get the half-price deal send us a list and we’ll send you a Paypal invoice or send your list with payment to:

We can take charge cards if you don't do Paypal. Just let us know you’d like to do that when you send your list."
Fangirl for Canada - Mountie

If you are Canadian, you might be able to help this librarian.

One of my fellow librarians presents a "Dating for 50s and Over" program at various U.S. libraries. She will be taking her program to some Canadian libraries (in the Toronto and London areas) later this month. Before she leaves for Canada, she would like to hear from some Canadians who are 50 or over, single, have recently gone on a date or are currently dating, and are willing to share some comments with her about their dating experiences, particularly the impact of current technologies on dating. This is open to all sexual orientations and all gender and non-gender identities.

This librarian's name is Tina, and you can reach her at this email address: tinaheretohelp at gmail dot com. (Please tell her that "Shaynie sent you".)

I'd also appreciate it if you would leave a comment here if you'll be contacting Tina. I'd like to know if this post is doing any good.

Thank you kindly!
Benton needed just as badly to save some

Bast -- who has done so much for fandom -- needs help

Bast -- zine publisher of Requiem Publications and writer of much fic -- is in dire straits. I have donated to her, and if you can help out with any monetary contribution at all please send via PayPal to slythdreams at gmail dot com.

Here, in her own words, is the current situation:

I have no electricity except to run the refrigerator. The “meter pan” between the electric meter and the internal wiring of my house MUST be replaced. It’s old, and it’s not able to carry a modern electric load. This is DANGEROUS and may be a fire risk.

What this means to me and my family is the following. We cannot use lights when it’s dark or grey out. No internet. I’ve been using my phone, but I share data with other people and it’s not fair for me to use it all, and I must be very careful not to go over allowance as they’ll get billed for it. I also cannot do the custom books that are part of my meagre income. We have no television and even the DVD player can’t be used. We cannot run the space heaters we need to keep the upper rooms liveable and pipes from freezing. Doing laundry is a nightmare, as we need power for washer and dryer. I am charging my phone and everyone else’s in the car.

It will cost just under $1000 to get the meter pan replaced by a licensed electrician who works for the power company and can coordinate things. With the $4000 tax bill we’re trying to cover, I simply cannot even imagine how long it would take to get this together, so I am left asking for help.