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|Sunday, July 22nd, 2012|
|Ella's surgery bills
Originally posted by issendai
. Reposted by _silverfox
at 2012-07-22 10:08:00.
Update on 9/5: Six weeks after her accident, Ella is now wandering the house and leaping up on beds and bunks and other things that need cat hair on them. She has a limp, which is probably permanent, but she's not letting that stop her. Read the full update here.
Update on 8/1: Ella is doing well! Anne got a second opinion from a surgeon, who said this type of pelvic fracture would heal better without surgery than with surgery. Ella's leg has moved back into the correct alignment, and she's getting feeling back in the leg. Anne is keeping Ella confined to a large dog crate during the day to prevent her from leaping or running and worsening the fracture. It will take four to six weeks for Ella to heal, and she'll need several more vet visits, but if things keep going as they have been, she won't need surgery.
I'll be posting Anne's updates later today. For now, you can read them directly on her Facebook.
The amazing outpouring of support you all have shown Ella enabled Anne to get a second opinion that she otherwise wouldn't have been able to get. She says, "I don't have to go with 'if it was my cat I wouldn't bother.'" It's also covering vet visits, painkillers, and all the other things that an extended injury brings. Anne isn't going to make a final reckoning until Ella is well and truly out of the woods, but right now, it looks like your donations will more than cover the rest of Ella's care.
Thank you all so much. Your generosity on behalf of Miss Ella is wondrous and staggering. As a personal friend of the little grey lady, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
This is Ella.( More pictures of Miss Ella.Collapse )On Thursday night, Ella came home dragging herself by her forelegs. Anne rushed her to the emergency animal hospital. This is Ella's pelvis......which is not supposed to look like that.
It will cost $1500 to $4500 to get medical care for Ella's broken pelvis--$1500 to amputate her leg, $4500 to pin the bone and save her leg. Anne just got hit with a ton of bills and doesn't have enough to cover either operation. Please, donate whatever you can to help save Ella's leg. (Or send a check if you don't want to use Wepay. Message me for the name and address.) Every little bit helps.
And if you can't donate, please repost. Friends-of-friends have already been a huge help.
Donations are now more than enough to cover Ella's medical expenses. Thank you all so, so much.
If you want to link to or repost this from any other platform, please do. Thank you to those of you who are getting the word out, and many, many thanks to those who have donated.
Send questions about donations to morgansong
, who's handling the fundraising for Anne.
She can no longer accept Paypal donations because Paypal is having issues.
Crisis averted.Updates on Ella's condition and photos are in the comments: Sunday evening, Tuesday morning, and Tuesday evening. She's hanging in there. Brave little kitty. We've raised
$1,548 $2,178 so far*--and by "us," I mean all of us, those who've donated and those who've spread the word. Thank you all so, so much. The kindness of strangers has been wonderful. The Internet has made the world a smaller place, and sometimes, it's a smaller, better place.
* $1,771.45 from Wepay and $406.16 from Paypal.
|Thursday, December 22nd, 2011|
|Moving to Dreamwidth
Well, not quite. I've had my Dreamwidth account for a while, but I've been crossposting from Dreamwidth to LJ since then.
This will most likely be my last crossposted post, though. I am keeping the LJ to keep up with the friendslist there, but:
1. If you want to continue to read my posts, please follow me to http://silverfox.dreamwidth.org/
2. I have unfriended those of you that I know to be crossposting from Dreamwidth on LJ. That does not mean that I no longer want to be friends. I just pefer to follow you on Dreamwidth.
3. If you have a Dreamwidth account and I haven't friened you over there, please tell me where to find you. Current Mood: determined
|Thursday, December 15th, 2011|
|LTSH challenge response "Jingle Bells"
This time it is Temeraire fic. Marshal Ney has found his dragon. He just doesn't know it yet. (And Napoleon won't be pleased.)
Therefore I present Marshal Ney and Findling the dragon in …
Don't Eat That Horse( Read more...Collapse ) Current Mood: sleepy
|Sunday, November 6th, 2011|
|Thursday, November 3rd, 2011|
| You were born during a New moonThe moon is dark in this phase, because the half that's illuminated by the sun is facing away from Earth.
What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com
- what it says about you -
You want to leave an impression on people and make your mark on the world. When you love an idea, you'll work hard for it, sometimes even dropping whatever it is you're doing to go on to the next new great thing that's captured your imagination. The more freedom you have to chose what you're doing, the busier you'll be.
|Monday, October 17th, 2011|
|Dear Yuletide Writer
Well, so you got my request and now you're wondering what to write. Maybe you feel I was a little too detailed, though more likely not detailed enough.
Now when you're writing for me generally anything goes. If you have a great idea and it doesn't fit my request exactly, go ahead and write it. I'm not picky, I'll read pretty much anything and with the small fandoms, well, you probably know how great it is to find a new story even if it isn't about your favourite character. So don't be afraid to disappoint me. The details I gave in the request and the ones below are in case you need something more to get the plot bunnies jumping.
One caveat, though: I don't like very graphic f/f.
Graphic het or slash? Well, there are some very graphic fics I love, but those were all written by true masters. Many others I like for other qualities, but find the graphic scenes uninteresting in. So if that's not your forte, I won't be disappointed, if you drop the curtain when the action heats up or write me a completely sex free story. Not at all. I don't even need a romance to keep me happy.
In fact, I like friendship stories a lot. I like hurt/comfort fics. I like fluffy cute stories. I like angsty fics. I like a happy ending or an inevitable bad one that makes me sniffle ... I'm sure I forgot to list a lot of things I like.
Now, if you don't have an idea, yet, here's some more details for my requests:
RPF - Napoleonic Wars
John Colborne/Arthur Wellesley (Wellington)/Michel Ney
Anything featuring one, two or all three of these is fine with me.
I guess the obvious thing to do here is either Waterloo or Ney's execution, but if you want to play with the the freemasons faked Ney's death conspiracy theory that's fine as well. (I wouldn't swear that either Colborne or Wellington wasn't a freemason. It's definitely not out of character from what I've read about them.)
Georgette Heyer - The Spanish Bride
Arthur Wellesley / Harry Smith / Daniel Cadoux / John Colborne
I love all of these characters and really will be happy with any, but if you want something more specific Colborne and Cadoux are particular favourites. No outright porn for this fandom, please. Friendship is preferred (unless of course you've chosen to write the Smiths), mild slash or het are fine as well.
I didn't find any fanfic for this at all, so this is a case of really anything goes. I've pondered writing an AU in which Cadoux survives, but find it's a bit tricky to pull off. Might be easier to just have something set before his death, if you want to use him. Him and Harry Smith before or after they made friends. Or what about the time he danced with Juana Smith? The book never shows Cadoux and Colborne together, but I suppose they'd have met. Or give me Harry and Colborne, Cloborne and Juana, a sweet scene between Harry and Juana - or them having a fight ... If you want to make it a crossover with another Heyer book, go right ahead. Heyer has a lot of soldiers in her other books as well.
Georgette Heyer - The Black Moth
Tracy Belmanoir, Duke of Andover
Anything with Tracy will make me happy, but if you're looking for additional inspiration I'd like to see him forced into contact with Jack and Diana again and see how all three cope (and will he stick to his promise of no devilry?) or I'd really love a closer look at his friendship with Frank ("My dear Lavinia, like all Belmanoirs, you care first for yourself and secondly
for the man who masters you." - And you care for Frank, Tracy. I wonder why ...)
Georgette Heyer - Regency Buck
Yes, more Brummel, please. He's just so surprisingly loveable, not at all what I expected before first reading the book. Love all the others, too, though, so feel free to throw in whoever else you feel like, I'll be delighted to see them.
I'd love to see more of his friendship with Worth, but another scene with Judith would be interesting as well ... Maybe something set after the end of the book? Surely their friendship wouldn't have ended with the marriage even though we hear nothing of him in An Infamous Army.
Actually, just tell me a story. Any story. I'll be a happy fox. Current Mood: impatient
|Saturday, September 24th, 2011|
|Saturday, September 10th, 2011|
|Monday, September 5th, 2011|
1. List 10 or more fandoms you like;
2. Your f-list will guess your favourite characters in each.
(Right, as if and with what I’m listing here ... but hey, friends are doing it.)
1. Harry Potter (5) - Luna, Severus, Draco, Neville and Lucius
2. Transformers (3) - Starscream, Cyclonus and Mirage
3. Georgette Heyer, The Spanish Bride (2) -
4. Georgette Heyer, The Unknown Ajax (2) -
5. Good Omens (2) - Aziraphale and Crowley
6. Battletech (3) -
7. Hercules, The Legendary Journeys (2) - Ares and ...
8. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (2) -
9. Yami no Matsuei (2)-
10. Actual real history: Napoleonic Wars (2) - Marshal Ney and ...
11. Highlander (The Series) (2) - Methos and Joe
12. Temeraire (3) - Current Mood: amused
|Sunday, August 21st, 2011|
Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]...
61% Ravenclaw, 52% Hufflepuff, 52% Slytherin and 31% Gryffindor!
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
The cardinal traits of Ravenclaw are intellect, wit and openness to experience. They are the most introverted house of the four. Ravenclaws are more likely to prefer small gatherings of like-minded individuals and require recooperation after stressful social interaction. These individuals are intuitive creatures, the quintessential researchers. They lack the stubborn, strict, and rule-abiding qualities that would inhibit intellectual growth—one can't be too set in their ways if they are to be open to exploring new ideas and paths of thought.In contrast to Slytherin and Gryffindor, Ravenclaws in general are much more emotionally stable. Their reactions seem dampened compared to the sometimes dramatic responses of the other houses—they're much less likely to get offended, they're more open to criticism, not particularly argumentative and interested in hearing different points of view. They can at times seem to be less interested in people and more interested in their own inner world, and appear to be disconnected from the rest of humanity.
Ambition is secondary to them. Although they may strive to excel in school, knowledge and self-enrichment is the primary goal as opposed to simply wanting good marks. If they do happen to strive for excellence, it is because it fits with their other goals, not out of a desire to be superior or the best. Due to their intuitiveness and willingness to listen, Ravenclaws can be empathetic and make good advisors. They should generally leave leadership roles to people who are more extraverted and who would enjoy them more, however.
Take The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz] at HelloQuizzy
|Sunday, July 31st, 2011|
|I didn't even know she had cancer ...
Sometime last week the phone rang while I was working. My parents spent the week in Salzburg, so I was the only one here to answer it - and I was working and I hate phones. I left it for the answering machine to pick up.
When I listened to it later that day it said "This is Renate" then followed a mumble I couldn't understand. The voice was clearly that of my Mum's younger sister Renate, not that of my friend and it didn't sound urgent. I assumed she'd just called to have a chat with her sister and Mum would most likely be able to guess the words better than I could. I'd just leave the message for her to listen to.
I didn't think any more about it, so little that I don't even remember the date now. I'd guess Tuesday or Wednesday, Thursday at the latest.
Today Mum came home and told me Judith had e-mailed Dad to tell them that Renate died on Friday. The week before they left Mum and she had had a long talk during which Renate had told her that she had breast cancer and was going to have her breast removed. She'd seemed happy, said she wasn't at all afraid of the operation ("Oh no, don't visit me in hospital, I'll have my books to read and will be resting. Come when I'm home again and we'll have a good long talk."), she wasn't afraid that she might die, oh no, she'd had a wonderful life and surely there was a wonderful afterlife waiting for her, she was happy to hear about my job, there was much to tell about her son Phillip, too, but she didn't have time for it all right now, she'd tell Mum all about it after the operation.
Then Mum listened to the answering machine message and Dad, 'kind, sensitive' person that he is, announced that she'd probably left it and then gone and killed herself. (Nobody else believes it. Phillip, who found her dead in a chair thinks it was most likely a heat attack, since she was very overweight and there've been so many abrupt changes of weather lately.)
Aunt Renate was Mum's only remaining sibling and the only living relative besides my parents that I really felt a connection with. Besides Phillip, the 'problem child' of the family, she had another son, Ralph, who is (happily as far as I know) married and has at least one child, her and Mum's brother Victor left a daughter, son and stepdaughter and there are another aunt and her daughter left on Dad's side of the family, but I don't feel like I really know any of them, or that they care about me at all. Renate was a link to my dead grandparents and their now sold and changed house and their home town full of happy memories of my childhood. I feel like only now these things are really completely gone.
All that's okay, though. I can discuss all these feelings with Mum.
There's something more, though, something I've sometimes thought about before, but that I couldn't tell Mum: I'm scared of her death, too, and sometimes hope she'll outlive me. Which is a cruel thought. It'd break her heart to have to bury her only child. One thing I just did tell her, though: I wonder how long it'll take until someone finds me when I die (if I outlive my parents). I don't think there'll be anyone thereto miss me, but I suppose the mail man will report it when the mailbox overflows with advertisements. Current Mood: sad
|Wednesday, July 6th, 2011|
|Tuesday, July 5th, 2011|
A belated happy birthday, Muri! I meant to post yesterday, but was so busy I somehow managed to forget. *stupid Fox*
|LTSH July Challenge: Storm
“It always rains before my battles,” War quoted looking over in the direction of the French camp across what had looked like the perfect battlefield only a day ago and now more closely resembled a lake in her opinion. “Damned British understatement.”
The thunder drowned out the sound of her words and then another flash of lightning blinded her. Perhaps Napoleon had a dry tent he’d share with her? He’d always liked her better than Wellington did.
“Not that he’s immune to the feminine charms of any other woman,” she grumbled and waded on in her hopeless search for some shelter from the elements.
There wasn’t much hope of obtaining a dry room from anyone of a lesser rank or there wouldn’t be so many officers huddling out here in the rain along with the common soldiers. Her angry glare at a colonel who was sleeping peacefully curled up in his boat cloak in the mud beside the road had no effect on either him or the less hardened ensign beside him who was trying and failing to copy the feat.
War shivered and pulled her own wet cloak around her in a vain attempt to shield herself against the pouring rain. A sudden gust of wind almost blew her over and caused her to stumble into another shape in a red uniform.
“Oh my Lady!” the man exclaimed with a slight Scottish accent. “You are soaked! Here, take my cloak! Is there anything else I can do for you?”
Alas, he didn’t have quarters either, so she thanked him for the cloak even though it was little help over already dripping wet clothes and walked on. Something about the man …
She turned around to see him already walking away. “Hey, didn’t I see you at Culloden?” But he was already gone.
So, do I have any readers here? Current Mood: curious
|Saturday, June 25th, 2011|
|Just thinking out loud
Should I post my fic on ff.net when I finish the first book? I'm pretty sure it sucks too much, but I miss getting reviews. I'm feeling so disconnected from fandom now.
Also, I think I need an imaginary friend, one I can tell my thoughts about what I'm reading these days and it only confuses and annoys my friends ... to the point that Sphinx asked me not to talk about it anymore. Ricky would listen, I suppose, but she too admitted to being confused and she's the one whose interests it comes the closest to. I appear to have a 'fandom' of one here. Current Mood: lonely
|Monday, June 6th, 2011|
|Friday, May 13th, 2011|
|Oh, I'dcompletely forgotten about this!
From back in 2006 it seems ... And I don't really agree with myself anymore.
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|Friday, April 15th, 2011|
1. Find a title.
Any title, be it hauntingly, lyrically beautiful, irresistably quirky or awe-inspiringly insipid.
2. Share it!
Leave the title in the comments.
3. Let me find the story your title should have.
I'll tell you a little bit about the story that I feel fits your title (which may or may not be the story I would have written for the title in question).
4. If you want, post this in your own LJ.
Find stories for other people's titles!
|Saturday, April 2nd, 2011|
Jan and Loki still have their LJ accounts and I'm still checking their friendlists even if they have nothing else to do there. If you've got a character on there and make a post they're likely to reply, if they have anything to say. Current Mood: sad