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 [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon is doing a one-card draw.  Tipping gets you an extra card, or you can buy a 5-card reading.
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Here is an essay about a professor leaving academia

I went to U of I.  There were parts of it that I enjoyed, and the culture wasn't that bad.  But I can see parallels.  For me it was more a matter of looking at the way education was going, and deciding not to get involved in public education as a teacher.  It was obviously going down the tubes, and that was decades ago; it's infinitely worse now.  So too, many colleges.  :/  I couldn't stop it.  I could sure get the hell out of the way.
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 You can now read "QRM" by [personal profile] chanter_greenie.  I sponsored this to share some glimpses of people in a safehouse, fighting back against a repressive government.
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The Magpie Monday on "stumbling blocks" got off to a late start yesterday, so it's still open today.  If you missed it earlier, go leave some prompts now, and get ficlets.
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[personal profile] chanter_greenie is holding a half-price sale for the Orange!verse stories in Schrodinger's Heroes, along with a few other items.  Prices range from $5.25 to $23, and the sale runs through September 19.  There is a PayPal button on the profile page.  It would be really great to see more of these posted.  Some are dark, others lighter, but they're all good examples of how people right against an oppressive culture.
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has Magpie Monday running with a theme of "stumbling blocks."  Developments of ongoing storylines are encouraged, but new ones are welcome too.  Boost the signal and get more words in your ficlet.  There is a button for donations.
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A huge thumbs up to the upcoming video game South Park: Fractured But Whole for turning a joke into a literal video game. The easiest level has the lightest skin tone.  As you select harder levels, your character's skin tone gets darker.  :D

Yes, there are video games like this in T-America.  Black people tend to love the honesty.  A lot of white people whine that it's inaccurate.  But it's not.  You can get them with gender shifts, or class, or other things; and a few even have interstitial options.
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[personal profile] aldersprig is holding a Giraffe Call -- actually more of a zebra call, as the goal is financing the renovation of a black-white-gray bathroom.  Leave prompts, get ficlets.  Send money, support a writer, because everyone deserves to live in a nice place.
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"Mine" is a crowdfunding project to make a comic anthology, with the proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood.

$37,542 pledged of $50,000 goal
1,074 backers
12 days to go
All or nothing

I have backed this myself.  I may not have a boxful of pirate gold to contribute, but I do what I can.  ;)

Ladiesbingo

Sep. 1st, 2017 07:02 pm
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 [community profile] ladiesbingo is now open for Round 5.  This community focuses on relationships between women, so fills need to focus on that.  Read the prompts.  You may omit up to 4 categories and/or 7 individual prompts from your card.  Signups are here.

I have already requested a card and will post that whenever I get it.  I have some series with two female leads, or a female lead and other characters.
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[personal profile] artsyhonker is hosting a Musical Hat Draw on the theme of "stars."  Pick a favorite star text that is either yours or in the public domain and submit it.  The composer will then draw some of those from a hat and set them to music.  Finished pieces will be put up for sponsorship.  :D  This is somewhat inspired by my Poetry Fishbowl project, so I'm excited to see someone else trying this kind of crowdfunding.

I've already submitted my "Starfire Rising" (not online yet, and if featured, the lyrics will also be sponsorable).  If you have another favorite, mine or anyone else's drop it in the hat.  What would you like to hear set to music?  Let there be starlight!
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Check out this awesome photo of the eclipse.  Then scroll down to see the camera itself.

Ayup, there's the kind of camera that Chris from Schrodinger's Heroes would use to take a picture.  :D
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My partner Doug found this awesome image of eclipse crescents scattered over historic buildings in Portland. 
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is hosting Magpie Monday with a theme of "Finish It."  Go ask for things you want to see wrapped up!

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