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Death is Easy
As it says in this entry at my writing journal (rejectedrefuse for those not friends with me there), I entered a writing competition and you can help me win! My story Do Not Trust the Gilded Tentacle on the 4th of July is eligible for the title Most Wicked. Listen to the second audio file here and then vote! You do that by sending an email to horroraddicts@gmail.com

As I said at my facebook fan page, I made a lot of Lovecraft references. The first person to tell me how many and what they are gets a copy of one of my anthologies! Sweet, no?

Anyway. Go vote! Help me win! I would not be adverse to others helping me promote this, for what it's worth. And you have until September 13th to vote so expect me to write a couple reminders between now and then :P

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Women in Horror Recognition Month! Whoo!**

Zombie Grrrl
So Women in Horror Recognition Month has a new website. It looks so damned awesome, guys, I can't even. So proud of this little movement. And beyond thrilled that the feminist message has not been obscured but is actually more prominent! hannahneurotica is hardcore but you never know what will come out of something like this.

Anyway, it's awesome and slick and professional and, guys! It's so big! :D In 2009 I made a post about it right here in this very journal (after rhoda_rants brought it to my attention IIRC) and hannahneurotica followed the clicks back here and yay! She's such an amazing woman, really. She's been a really positive and transformative influence on my life and I don't think she even knows it.

So there it is. A gorgeous new site.

I requested a seal for a second Iron Maidens anthology, this one horror based and - ideally - focusing more on women writers (in keeping with the theme of the movement and all) I'm keeping my fingers crossed but I have high hopes.

Now I have to sleep. I think I've been up for thirty straight hours :/

**Yeah, its the same icon I used at rejectedrefuse for the same announcement. But that's because it's perfect!

Help Us Support Planned Parenthood

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Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.

                    

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Oh yeah, I do stuff

Chibithulhu
For the few of you who are interested and aren't already friends with my professional LJ account, there's news over there. rejectedrefuse I've been remiss in the cross-posting so there's a slight backlog.

For those who are interested and already friends sorry for the almost double post.

Pottermore

Steph Winks
Anyone on the site? I know a couple of you are. I just joined, BatWizard12539. I don't know what House yet :)

Edit: Sorted me into House Gryffindor. Not expecting that. I always thought I'd end up in Ravenclaw or, barring that, Hufflepuff (which I think is about the best name ever!)

Hey, internet? Can you help me? (Again?)

Miss Oracle Smartie-Pants
Someone on my friend list posted this years ago. I saved it, I've continued to save it through a few different computers. The problem is that I apparently don't remember which one of you posted it or who made the art (Wasn't an lj-friend, it was someone they knew) I would really like to find this artist. So... if this is familiar? At all? I'd be obliged if you pointed me in the right direction.

Sugar and spice and all that
This is happening.

GeekGirlCon is screening Miss Representation at SIFF Theater. I am going to go I think. It's on my birthday, so there might be something after. Or there might not be. It's a school night.

Guess what guess what guess what?

Buffy > Edward
If you're not friends with rejectedrefuse you don't know that I had a new story shortlisted. But the other news? Rue Morgue mentioned me in a review of my last anthology. Giddiness shall ensue now! Hopefully it's good and flattering!

Now it's time to sleep.

Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS

Sugar and spice and all that
Originally posted by deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.


Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.