Okay, so I have three fics in progress (one for irisgirl12000
about Baby Belle, since I never sent it to her last week and is technically just a snippet); one for swear_jar
, which I'm going to pretend is her birthday present so as to explain the delay in finishing it; and one for jackiesjunkie
) and a post I wanted to make about my weekend. And I have a shiny new laptop!! I also have a headache, but no one will be surprised to hear that.
Instead of all those things, though, right now I'm going to talk about helping your fellow LJ-ers and also throw out a couple fic recs!
I am selfish enough to put a link to my own stuff first, so if you haven't had a chance to check out my Relay for Life post, please do so
. :) apiphile has a post here
where she is offering words for donations made to soda_and_capes
. For details and/or information about what they need donations for, check that post. danacias
brought this Groupon deal
to my attention, and the offer runs through midnight EST tonight, so I'm going to steal part of the post she made about this.
If you're reading this, there is a good chance you know - or know of - harriet_vane
. More specifically, you may know that she teaches at a public school in New York, and that she encourages her students to participate in the book club she runs. Approximately 25 kids are currently signed up, but very few of them can afford to buy the books they collectively decide to read, and the public libraries usually only carry a few copies of a given book, so most of the books the students read are purchased by harriet_vane
or by flisters who are able to pitch in for books.
If you've got $10 available for the book club, the current NYC Super Groupon from Barnes & Noble would actually give the class $20 worth of books. So if their next book is $9.99 each, they could buy two books with one Groupon. So, you know, if you can spare $10 for a Groupon for her class, it would be wildly appreciated. By me, by her, by the kids in the book club. If not, no worries. Really.
Again, here is the link for the current Super Groupon from Barnes & Noble
. Basically, you buy the groupon and forward the email confirmation or just the coupon code to harriet_vane
. (of course, if you want to use this groupon for yourself, it's a good deal any way you go)Background: harriet_vane teaches high school students (9th - 12th grade) but uses 6th grade textbooks because so few of her students enter her class able to read at proper grade level. She commits a lot of time and effort into creating lesson plans that will motivate her students to do part of their assigned homework, so the fact that she has kids reading harder material in their free time because of her encouragement is kind of amazing.
Now, fic recs: A Steady Diet of Sodapop and Ritalin
GK Brad/Ray AU, ~4400 words
Summary: Brad likes elevator music and musical theater; Ray decides he must be schooled in real music.I adore this whole AU that J has created, and I am so glad that she is writing fic and sharing it. I love her Brad and Ray - and the mention of Gabe Saporta - and I know she is staying a little under the radar, so I'm hoping that some of you will go read this and leave her some encouraging comments. I promise you'll like it.The Curious Case Of The Firecrotch: This Is Why We Don't Write Our Memoirs While Drunk, Ben.
A Fail Noir Adventure
Rated Not Appropriate For All Audiences for swearing, drunken pillow fucking, scandalous histories, and detailed erotic encounters of the homosexual persuasion.
Approximately 22,000 words in lengthokay, so I may have had a reaction of a high pitched squee and hand clapping when I saw this. I haven't even started reading yet, but I am so excited to see new fic from these two - I love it when they write together. (not to say I don't love their individual writing as well) I plan on spending my evening curled up with my shiny new laptop reading this.
Okay, I'm going to try to take something else for my headache because I have to start some laundry and stuff before I go pick the boys up from karate. <3