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Friday, April 24th, 2009
10:58 am - The wild and the free

I'm a few hours late on the update, but I hope everyone enjoyed International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Wretch Day!

April 23 is a day dedicated to posting free fiction (or other artistic content) on the Internet -- the backlash to a disparaging comment the then-VP of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association made about people who post their work for free online. A little history behind that controversy is here, along with discussion of why giving your work away online can be a Good Thing, even if your goal is to be paid for it and support a world where authors can be paid well for their creativity.

According to Wikipedia, April 23 is also World Book and Copyright Day, which is a neat piece of synchronicity, if perhaps also a source of unintentional irony.

Elsewhere on Livejournal, ipstp collects links from people who are releasing free material in honor of the day. My own modest contribution is episode #53 of my serialized fantasy novel "Legend of Hero," which you can also read from the beginning.

(April 22, of course, was Earth Day: hence the post icon. I didn't get a chance to do anything special for it this year, but I'm glad it's gotten such popular traction.)

current mood: good

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Sunday, April 12th, 2009
10:06 am - Multicolored Bunny Eggs Day!


how this all startedCollapse )

current mood: hyper

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
12:52 pm - St. Paddy's Day

Be ye wearing green on this fine day?

current mood: weird

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Friday, February 27th, 2009
1:42 pm - Oh, by the way

Today is Wear Pink Day!

current mood: shocked

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Monday, February 2nd, 2009
5:22 pm - blame darkbeethoven

Today is Groundhog's day...
...which apparently has been cancelled!

Details: 413-497-0035

current mood: sympathetic

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
11:23 am - *HUG ATTACK*

Today is National Hugging Day
Go find somebody and get your hug on!

current mood: optimistic

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Sunday, January 4th, 2009
11:09 am - for the love of the Gods!


Can't they wait for February!!

current mood: annoyed

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Sunday, December 14th, 2008
11:15 am - Yay!

Monkey Day!

current mood: peaceful

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008
12:29 pm - Today was the Day!

Today is the day I visited Mom to get the tree. It is my purpose in life, it why she had me to begin with...

...to get the tree...

...and things off the top shelf.

No one is as good a me when it comes to getting the tree. I am the Tree Finding God. There are many who think they are good at this but they pale in comparison. I've been doing this since Dad used to takle me to those "cut your own one down" lots were still active in Half Moon Bay; so fun to find then saw it down. I have perfected my craft to such a degree as to be worthy of the "Find Your Own Tree & Take It Home Olympics"...

...I just keep waiting for them to create the event and send me an invite.

Bow down to my find the tree mad skillz!

current mood: I'm special!

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
1:22 pm - Calling In Gay

oh the weather outside was frightful9:07 PM 12/9/08 · So, this Wednesday is sorta National Gay Day...excepting that it largely only pertains to California so far as I've heard. The concept is in response to the passing of Proposition 8 and the basic idea is for everyone that is homosexual to call in sick.

In this particular case 'sick' is being replaced by 'gay'...which casts an allusion I personally don't think is necessarily positive but whatever.

Concept of this, despite my tagging this as being a holiday it's more of a protest sorta deal, is to show the American public how essential gays are to the work force. Actually it's part of this that may cause an issue given that the economy being in the crappy state it is, several gays that have been interviewed say they'll be unable to call in gay because they can't afford to.

They'll be supporting this movement in other ways.

While I don't have a full handle on this, clearly, I'm calling in gay too. Granted, I'm not gay and I'm currently unemployed but it's the thought that counts.

current mood: chocolate buzz

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Friday, December 5th, 2008
12:57 pm - Fear de evil dat is me and my evil ninja hordes you will not see until they're juggling your brains

Day of the Ninja

current mood: devious

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11:05 am - Damn them. Damn them to HELL!

oh the weather outside was frightfulIt bothers me more than a little that I saw the 1st signs of XMAS literally the day after Halloween...

...in the form of an XMAS tree lot.

When did you see the first signs of XMAS?

current mood: annoyed

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Monday, December 1st, 2008
2:55 pm - consider yourselves all fairly warned

oh the weather outside was frightfulI really love XMAS. This is the happiest time of the year and I don't care if you celebrate it or not...you better be happy dammit!

So it is typed, so it is posted, so it shall be!

current mood: indescribable

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Thursday, November 27th, 2008
9:15 am - it is the appointed time

Blessed be the Great Turkey Apocalypse!
Also, would you add "the great turkey apocalypse" to your interests list?

current mood: thankful

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008
3:09 pm - halloween music cd
halloweengirl37 If anyone else is currently searching for some haunting and chilling Halloween music, Abandoned Toys has a really beautiful and dark music cd called, "The witch's garden". Its melancholic and mysterious, full of really creepy sounds, but still has beautiful, modern classical sounding arrangements that make the disc listenable for the rest of the year as well. If anyone has some other cd recommendations, I'd love to hear them as well.

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Friday, September 19th, 2008
2:29 pm - Talk like a pirate day!



current mood: determined

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Friday, August 1st, 2008
4:35 pm - gobbling the gobblers

11:24 PM 7/30/08 · Entirely for my own demented desires, I'm starting a Thanksgiving themed community. Building up the interests list I'm largely using related food stuffs but for best results I thought I'd ask around for ideas.

What do you typically have for Thanksgiving dinner?

current mood: productive

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Sunday, June 15th, 2008
7:21 am - Happy Father's Day

10:00 PM 6/12/08 · There's is an added special benefit to when certain friends' birthdays coincide with actual holidays or special events. For example, Sunday being Father's Day, on their special day you can instead wish them a Happy whatever the day in question is. In a lot of cases this is perfectly okay and taken quite well...

...although someone that is, say, female, might not take to it as well.

Being wished a Happy Father's Day, I mean.

Still, that should not let that deter you.

Of course...you do run the risk of receiving blood vengeanceCollapse )

current mood: mischievous

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Friday, June 13th, 2008
8:56 am - it's just about that time again

Every year, come my birthday or XMAS, I respecfully ask both parents to get me very little or nothing. Not that I'm opposed to gifts but I just don't have much of anywhere to put anything anymore. Dad is very resistant to this and not only buys me stuff but gets the oddest assortment of wonkiness...his gifts almost scare me. So, this year (blood vengeance) I'll be shopping for his gift out of here: Clicky...

...which may not seem bad but trust me, it'll drive him nuts.

I'm a big fan of family holidays and am usually quite festive with them. Which differs slightly from KevinniveK's philosophy. He's not in favor of Father's Day, or Mother's Day really, as he doesn't see why he should treat them better on one particular day as opposed to all the others. Granted, he treats his parents better than almost anybody I can think of so I suppose if he did put in an effort on their respective special days...he'd keel over dead.

How're you planning on spending Father's Day?

current mood: thoughtful

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7:56 am - Today is Friday the 13th

We are DOOMed!

Spooky DOOM for one and all...

...there can be no escape!!

Although it may be possible to offset some of the badness with strategically well placed good deeds. Otherwise...


current mood: nervous

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