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Happy birthday, Beth, Part II [Oct. 24th, 2015|10:58 am]
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Happy birthday, Beth! [Oct. 24th, 2015|10:32 am]
Adora Deadly
It's lolmac's birthday and the hyper-intelligent but not terribly literate squid creatures from another reality have popped through to offer cake and best wishes and extremely tentacular hugs.

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(no subject) [Dec. 3rd, 2014|12:01 am]
Adora Deadly
portiafaceslife has generously shared her poetry, previously mostly only available in a couple of slim paper volumes, on a shiny new website. If you are interested in poetry written by women, you should go and have a browse!

Songs from a New Place.
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Basically me, at any given time [Sep. 18th, 2013|06:05 pm]
Adora Deadly
Yup, that's a pretty accurate summary of how my brain works! Although I only wish I had a beautiful set of halftone dot sheets!
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Captions for Literacy [Sep. 3rd, 2013|05:58 pm]
Adora Deadly
Last week I mentioned that I'd be involved in a fund-raising project for Captions for Literacy in September. Well, it's September, so here we go!

The fundraiser works this way: Donate to support Captions for Literacy, and a writer will personally write something based off a prompt or set of prompt words you supply. "Four local authors have agreed to write custom pieces of short fiction in honour of your donations." (One of us will even be writing lit fic on a <i>real</i> typewriter and mailing it to donors. How neat is that?)

What's Captions for Literacy? I'm so glad that you asked. Captions for Literacy is an organization that promotes turning on captions, also known as same-language-subtitling, to help literacy learners to improve their reading skills. I love this idea, because it's a simple and effective way to promote reading skills.

If you're interested in supporting a pretty neat charity or just always really wanted to prompt me to write something fannish to your specifications, or if you'd like one of our other local writers to craft you something shiny from words, head on over to the fundraiser page. And if you can help by spreading the word about the fundraiser, that would be wonderful too.
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Tease! [Aug. 26th, 2013|09:43 pm]
Adora Deadly
Some people adopt stray puppies and kittens. Other people go looking for some good work to do in the world and end up adopting entire charities. That's how Captions for Literacy came to be living at my house. R set out to find a volunteer opportunity and ended up as executive director of this fantastic organization that promotes using closed captioning to improve literacy.

I'm going to be helping her out with some fundraising in September. You can donate right now, if you're keen, but in September we'll be doing a drive involving writing prompt-based fanworks and original fiction as rewards for donations. Watch this space for more information - I'll be writing in a bunch of fandoms, and we have another awesome fic author, plus someone who will be writing literary fiction on an actual typewriter, on paper that can be mailed to you as a physical object, which is totally retro and cool!
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Woo! [Jun. 7th, 2013|11:03 pm]
Adora Deadly
Let's go, Bruins!
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And again [Apr. 19th, 2013|08:05 am]
Adora Deadly
The household is safe. My work is closed for the day. My love and thoughts are with everyone struggling with this, at risk physically or emotionally. If you are having emotional problems dealing with all the bad news of the world right now, there is help.

From the Red Cross:
To reach out for free 24/7 counseling or support, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746.
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Safe [Apr. 15th, 2013|05:25 pm]
Adora Deadly

The household are all completely safe. Just checking in. Can't actually make words about any of it right now.
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(no subject) [Oct. 11th, 2012|06:42 pm]
Adora Deadly
It's National Coming Out Day. I posted at length about it last year. This year I just want to tell you all something. My company, my workplace, decided that it was important to be represented at Boston Pride this year. We're not google or anything. It was a last minute decision, there were no adorable t-shirts with pair-bonded robots on them. Just us, and a bunch of beads in our company colours.

I think the thing I liked best was that I got to come all the way out as bi to a few people who already knew I was an ally and assumed that was why I was there. I mean, apart from the part where this was a visible statement by my company that people like us matter to them.

Fuck me, I still don't really know what the point of this post is. Except to say that some good stuff happens. A company in MA choosing to be more supportive of LGBTQ rights might not be a huge deal, but it counts for something. Sometimes with the news out there of how people think I'm an abomination is a lot to deal with, so yeah. My company's shifted from "we're okay, you're okay but kind of invisible" to "Diversity! Just the thought it makes these white people smile." Oh, and being part of legal action challenging DOMA, which doesn't suck at all.

And I'm more and more comfortable about living a lot of bits of my life out in the open, which is great. I would want that for everyone. The people who really matter to me accept me and love me for who I am, and that is beyond price.
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