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Thank you all for your overwhelming generosity and enthusiasm!

Bidding closed at: 12:01 am, Pacific time, July 15.

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26 June 2015 @ 10:36 pm
We won!

♥ ♥ ♥
11 November 2012 @ 03:14 pm
Two items! One: There's a spammer afoot. Don't panic, and feel free to delete the comment from your auction entry or have one of us mods do it for you (to mark as spam). And the other: The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. This year's election felt pretty good, huh?
20 September 2010 @ 03:52 pm
We got hit by a spammer posting pr0n - deleted and reported.
04 August 2010 @ 03:55 pm

This isn't the end of the legal battle, but for now, let's all raise our voices in a chorus of GAY MARRIAGE YAY!
16 March 2010 @ 03:08 pm
Please repost!

You can now use your iPhone to get marriage equality back on the ballot in California! Please share this with as many people as possible. We need this to go viral! Let's repeal Prop 8 NOW!

Sign the Petition here!:

Check out the full article here:



Jay Matthew
ErasetheH8 Campaign
13 January 2010 @ 07:22 pm
Video clip here.
02 November 2009 @ 10:05 am
Over here:


Please vote!

I know -- I hate it when people do the rah-rah "Vote for MEEEEE!" routine, because the best writers I know are the ones who are always excessively modest about self-promotion. But this isn't about me, or even all of us who contributed -- it's about supporting the fight for equal rights under the law.

Please vote... and please pass this along!

Thank you!

Well, we have only a month to go to the deadline for submissions on I Do Two. We have received some stunning m/m stories already – and wouldn’t object to receiving more. (The more quality submissions we get, the higher the quality of the anthology at the end). However, we are a little concerned that we’ve not had the breadth of f/f, bi or transgender stories to choose from, yet. So if there’s anyone out there who can help us with that, please send us your stories! There’s still a month to go, and here are the submission guidelines:

The anthology, titled “I DO, TWO”, is a sequel to the January 2009 charity anthology “I DO!” All authors donate their stories to benefit the Lambda Legal Fund, for the purpose of supporting marriage equality. The collection covers a range of times, places and people, and illustrates the universality of love and commitment

To date, I DO has raised over $1500 for the cause of equal rights in marriage.

I DO TWO will be a similar, companion volume, published by MLR Press. (Contracts will be in line with their standard contract.)

We’re looking for stories between 1,000 words and 10,000 words long. M/M, F/F, Bi and transgender stories are welcome. There is no strict theme, but we have certain things we do *not* want to see, for example stories which undermine the purpose of the anthology – that is, no stories which are about how gay people do not want to get married or do not deserve to get married. We do not want anything that reinforces negative stereotypes – no snuff fiction, scat, golden showers, necrophilia or underage sex.

Because of the potential copyright issues, we cannot accept fanfiction, either.

If you possess the copyright for your story and it isn’t currently under exclusive contract to anyone else, we are happy to consider stories which have been published before. Please make a note in the covering e-mail.

As long as your story follows these guidelines and comes within the word-count, please send it to lee(dot)rowan(at)yahoo.com

Your story does not need to have an explicit marriage-related plot or even a happy ending! Any story that celebrates the theme of love as valid, no matter the genders of the players, is welcome.

This is for a charity anthology, so you will not get paid. All profits will go straight to the Lamdba Legal fund. Through education, litigation and public policy work, Lambda Legal works to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people, and persons with HIV. Since their founding in 1973, Lambda Legal has become an active and vital part of the GLBT civil rights movement instrumental in the fight for same-sex marriage rights both nationally and, most notably, in the fight to strike down California’s Proposition 8.

Deadline for submissions is 1st December 2009.
07 October 2009 @ 09:34 pm
The National Union of Jewish LGBTQQI Students's 14th annual conference will take place January 15th to the 17th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As usual the conference will be held over a weekend, and co-hosted by a campus Hillel, the NUJLS leadership conference features workshops, services, community building, and social time. This year's keynotes are Rabbi Bradley Artsen, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and comedian Dana Goldberg!

We welcome students from all sorts of backgrounds (religious, not, newly out, not, liberal to conservative, and more). Workshops, speakers, and text studies address such topics as Judaism and homosexuality, activism, relationships, ethics, coming out, and politics. Last year more than one hundred students came from across the United States and Canada to participate, and we anticipate a similar turnout this year! Registration ($80) includes meals (all kosher), housing, and all conference events. Travel and registrations subsidies are available upon request (in the registration form). Register at http://www.nujlsonline.org/conferenceinfo.html

Hope to see you there!
06 May 2009 @ 12:59 pm
To begin with a happy note: Maine has just legalized gay marriage! It's the fifth US state to do so.

On a less happy note, the mods of this community have received several emails from participants who won auctions and made their donation, but never recieved the item or service they bid on.

In a few cases, it's unclear why this happened, and the mods have tried to contact the person who offered the item. (You can still email us if you'd like us to do this.) But in others, the person offering the item or service offered in good faith, but for reasons beyond their control, was unable to deliver it.

We would like to try to remedy this situation.

1. If for any reason you are one of the people who did not receive the item or service you won, WITHOUT NAMING THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO INITIALLY OFFERED IT, please comment to this post with a description of the item you made a donation for.

ETA: Please give enough details in your comment that readers will be able to know whether or not they can fulfill the request! Bad example: "I won fanfic." Good example: "I won a Dragonlance twincest story, but I'd be happy with anything, including gen, so long as it includes Raistlin."

2. If you can provide the item they're looking for, please comment to that comment to say so. This is so that multiple people don't fulfill the same request. After that, you can take it to email.

There is no need to make an additional donation. In these cases, the donation was already made.

Please help out if you can!
09 April 2009 @ 07:29 pm
Well, it seems that Pepsi gave money to help combat Prop 8. (via HRC) And now the "American Family Association" (I think they at one point in time said that the best way to prevent a little boy from becoming gay was to show him daddy's penis in the shower.) wants everyone to boycott Pepsi. Not only that... but they also apparently supported a pro-homosexual episode of Family Guy. Or something. If it wasn't the AFA, I'd say it was a parody site. http://www.boycottpepsico.com/

So I say we anti-boycott. Support Pepsico. I don't really drink soda, but I'm sure I can find SOMETHING of theirs that I'll like. Send them a letter that you're buying their stuff because of their support of homosexuals. Because the AFA is a powerful force, we've seen them in action before.
08 April 2009 @ 08:42 pm
Vermont Freedom to Marry has been fighting this one for years. Hooray!

Oh, and the DC Council also voted unanimously to recognize gay marriages from other parts of the country. :D
03 April 2009 @ 02:42 pm
Unanimous ruling: Iowa marriage no longer between one man, one woman

"The Iowa Supreme Court this morning upheld a Polk County judge’s 2007 ruling that marriage should not be limited to one man and one woman.

The ruling, viewed nationally and at home as a victory for the gay rights movement and a setback for social conservatives, means Iowa’s 5,800 gay couples can legally marry in Iowa beginning April 24.

There are no residency rules for marriage in Iowa, so the rule would apply to any couple who wanted to travel to Iowa."

Full-text of the article.Collapse )

This hasn't been posted here yet, and speaking as an Iowan resident, I thought I'd do the honors.

I feel so happy and scared at the same time. And proud - very, very proud.
So, Californians -- get out your petition-signing pens. Or better yet, volunteer to circulate a petition.


SACRAMENTO — The sponsors of a second ballot measure seeking to repeal California's ban on same-sex marriage have been cleared to start collecting signatures.

The secretary of state on Friday gave the group Yes on Equality until Aug. 17 to collect the nearly 700,000 signatures needed to qualify its initiative for the 2010 ballot.
11 March 2009 @ 11:41 am
NOTICE TO ALL QUEER JEWISH STUDENTS: Did you know that there's an organization just for you? NUJLS, the National Union of Jewish LGBTQQI Students, is here for you! Our annual conference is April 3-5 at UPenn and registration is open. Want to come but don't have the cash? Just tell us and we'll see what we can do. Register online at:

NOTICE TO ALL QUEER JEWS: Want to run a workshop at NUJLS 2009? Register online at:
Please take this survey and pass it on.

Yes, it's inaccurate -- what they call "special" rights are simply the same rights that any other taxpaying American is entitled to. But they apparently only feel that white heterosexual people who go to their churches are supposed to have civil rights.

"Christians," my ass...

Thanks to Erastes for this info. PLEASE repost.

To folks who don't think writers should be political... sorry, but this is my life they're trying to control. And I think it would be the worst kind of hypocrisy to be selling m/m romance and not participate in supporting civil rights for GLBT folk.


Take a Survey and silence the bigoted jackasses who are pretending to be Christians.


Pause the video. Believe ME you really don't want to watch it. It's vile.

Go and tell them what you think on their survey - do homosexuals deserve: "special rights just like African Americans and other minorities!"?

This is the reaction to the reaction to Proposition Hate. These "righteous" folk never expected that their names would be exposed and their corporations would be boycotted. They don't have the courage of their convictions - they prefer to hide their viciousness under a veneer of prentended virtue.

I'm on the HRC mailing list, and something wonderful happened yesterday. Around noontime, HRC sent out an action call to email a TV station that had agreed to air this hour-long hate polemic.

I was offline for a few hours. When I saw that email -- around 5 pm -- and clicked on the link to take action, the campaign had already been closed because the TV station had said they didn't want to be in the middle of someone else's fight and decided not to give the haters a site.

This BS will probably be mass-distributed the same way a similar one (purporting to link Barack Obama to al-quaeda) was sent around at election time. These SOBs have the money to pull all kinds of expensive propaganda offensives.

The purpose this time is probably to incite the usual screech monkeys to make a big fuss in California over the court battle against Prop Hate.

By all means, let's spam their survey -- but the last time this gang did something similar and the results weren't what they wanted, they simply took it down.

Which is a victory of sorts...
04 February 2009 @ 01:50 pm
Alex Beecroft and the contributors to I DO were invited to participate in The Jester Show on TalkShoe internet radio. And, heaven help us all, as many contributors who can get to a phone or log in will be there to rally for equality and take listener questions. I'm hunting for my headset now... I just hope Teh Intarweb cooperates.

Here's a link to the show page: http://www.talkshoe .com/tc/20116

It's pretty easy to get in to the show... if you don't want to participate in the chat room during the show you simply call in to the talkshoe line and enter the call id. You can use any telephone or skype. Phone Number: (724) 444-7444

If you want to participate in the chat room, just go to the show page and register for an account on TalkShoe. Then when the show starts you simply need to click on the LIVE NOW button and it will load the room. You can listen directly through your computer speakers, or you can simply listen via phone.

Alternatively, you can download the TalkShoe software and connect to the show with it, and it doesn't require the use of a phone at all. There is a link to the instructions on the show page.

The show starts at 10PM Eastern/7PM Pacific. See you there, I hope!
Current Mood: anxiousexcited and a wee bit nervous
21 authors contributing 20 stories of love and commitment
Do you support the right of any human being to marry the person they love? The right to say 'I Do' to a life of commitment and sharing with the that one special person? We do.

We hope that marriage will soon be a dream that everyone can share. That's why the following authors of LGBT fiction have donated stories to this anthology, in aid of Lambda Legal Fund's fight for marriage equality:

All profits from the sale of this anthology will be donated to the Lambda Legal Defence to fight Prop 8 in support of marriage equality for all.

By: Tracey Pennington, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, Storm Grant, Lisabet Sarai, Sharon Maria Bidwell, Jeanne Barrack, Marquesate, Z.A Maxfield, P.A Brown, Allison Wonderland, Erastes, Zoe Nichols and Cassidy Ryan, Emma Collingwood, Mallory Path, Jerry L. Wheeler, Moondancer Drake, Fiona Glass, Lee Rowan.

Published By: MLR Press, LLC
ISBN # 9781934531716
Word Count: 84166
Heat Index

http://allromanceebooks.com/product-idoananthologyinsupportofmarriageequality-13684-166.html $5.99

Print: (book will be up soon, buy link active on 21 January)


21 authors contributing 20 stories of love and commitment
Do you support the right of any human being to marry the person they love? The right to say 'I Do' to a life of commitment and sharing with the that one special person? We do.

We hope that marriage will soon be a dream that everyone can share. That's why the following authors of LGBT fiction have donated stories to this anthology, in aid of Lambda Legal Fund's fight for marriage equality:

All profits from the sale of this anthology will be donated to the Lambda Legal Defence to fight Prop 8 in support of marriage equality for all.

By: Tracey Pennington, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, Storm Grant, Lisabet Sarai, Sharon Maria Bidwell, Jeanne Barrack, Marquesate, Z.A Maxfield, P.A Brown, Allison Wonderland, Erastes, Zoe Nichols and Cassidy Ryan, Emma Collingwood, Mallory Path, Jerry L. Wheeler, Moondancer Drake, Fiona Glass, Lee Rowan.

Published By: MLR Press, LLC
ISBN # 9781934531716
Word Count: 84166
Heat Index

http://allromanceebooks.com/product-idoananthologyinsupportofmarriageequality-13684-166.html $5.99

Print: (book will be up soon, buy link active on 21 January)
12 December 2008 @ 03:26 pm
Newsweek featured a cover story on the religious basis for recognizing same-sex marriage.

Naturally, they are being bombarded by right-wing screech monkeys who can't deal with the notion of a God who likes diversity.

HRC has a site to send thanks to Newsweek and offset some of the hate-based spam. Please click here and help add some balance:


Please crosspost---let's raise a voice of love to drown out the hate!
Current Mood: determined
16 November 2008 @ 04:10 pm
hpequality is open and getting ready to run some fundraising for the cause. Be sure to check them out!
This website allows you to search by state and city.

If anyone plans to attend, comments here would be a good place to coordinate rideshares and so forth.

Does anyone on the West Side of Los Angeles plan to attend the downtown rally? We could rideshare.
06 November 2008 @ 03:32 pm
As I'm sure we all are, I am sad and angry about the passage of the discriminatory Prop 8, and also of other anti-GLBT propositions in other states.

But the battle is not over, and neither is Live Long And Marry. Please continue watching the site. We will put out an announcement within the next week or so regarding our new direction.

In the meantime, please feel free to comment with suggestions or feelings.

However, I request that you not blame specific groups for the passage of Prop 8 here. I have more detail on why I think that's a bad thing here: Don't be the hatred we're fighting against. Of course you're free to say whatever you like in your own LJs. For the sake of clarity, I don't mean that you shouldn't say, for instance, "The Mormon Church's fundraising for Prop 8 was wrong." I mean that I'd really prefer no comments along the lines of "All Mormons are fascist pigs."
23 October 2008 @ 04:15 pm
Offer: I'll write you fanfic for Batman [comics/Nolanverse], and bandom [FBR]; or I'll write you original fiction in any genre.  I am comfortable writing pretty much any subject, genre, or rating, so don't be shy, request whatever you want.  Length-wise, I can go anywhere up to around 10,000 words.  [I'm sorry it can't be longer, but because of NaNo and me generally not writing long things, I don't want to promise what I can't guarantee I'll be able to deliver.]  If you have any odd pairings or potential squicks in mind, please just run it by me- chances are, I'll be fine with it, but better safe than sorry.

Batman: Specifically, I'd like to write Bruce/Lex [Smallville version].

Bandslash: FOB and PATD.   Bandom pairings I'm experienced with are Jon/Spencer, Pete/Patrick, and Greta/anyone. 

Original Fiction: I tend to write YA and Magical Realism most often.

Contact: metallickangaroo at gmail dot com

Delivery: I will have your story written by mid-December, given that no unforeseen issues come up.

Minimum bid: $5

Buy it Now: $30
23 October 2008 @ 05:10 pm
Coming in for the final push!

I'm willing to write fanfiction for the following fandoms:
~Teen Titans (animated series)
~Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
~El Goonish Shive
~Harry Potter
Fandoms I'm a bit less familiar with (but will still totally write for):
~The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (mostly the anime)
~Fruits Basket
~Batman Begins/The Dark Knight
~American Idol (Season 7)

I'm also willing to write original fiction on just about any subject. I'd like to keep everything under M-- if you are really, really that desperate for pron I will write it, but keep in mind it will not be that good. Anything else, I'm okay with.

Contact: omaeparks at yahoo dot com, or just leave a comment here. Feel free to contact me to ask for samples/if I'll write for your fandom (I might!)/anything really.

Delivery: Depends how long it is, but I will do my best to have it sent by December 1.

$3 for under 1000 words
$7 for 1000-3000 words
$12 for 3000 words and up
(Plus $2 more if you have a specific wordcount in mind.)
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
21 October 2008 @ 11:23 am
I'm offering two autographed trade paperbacks of my novel Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary. I'm sorry they aren't hardcovers, but they are pretty rare. The book was published around the time that the number of mass-market distributors shrank from hundreds to tens, and was never released in mass-market paperback. It only ever sold about two thousand copies, and yet it's my favorite of my novels.

It's based loosely on Child Ballad #1, "Riddles Wisely Expounded," takes place in a slightly tipped alternate version of Minneapolis, is about three sisters and the boy next door, and has an amateur astronomer as its viewpoint character. My icon is a detail from the cover.

I'll sign your book to anybody you like, or just sign it, or leave it pristine, as you prefer.

Minimum Bid: $25.00

Since the money needs to get there in time to do some good, the deadline for this auction is Tuesday, October 21, at midnight.

Here are some links for donations:


Please feel free to pass this message along to your erotica-loving friends/re-post:
(crossposted from ceciliatan with permission)

We at Circlet Press have always believed in the future and in working to build a world and society we want to live in.

Being purveyors of sex-positive, erotic fantasy and science fiction, the future we believe in is a grand one where people are not persecuted for their erotic lives, preferences, or fantasies, where people of all genders can marry and raise families, and where freedom of creative expression is a valued tenet.

But we know there is a lot going on out there with the failing economy, war in Iraq, and so on. So our biggest hope is that Circlet's readers get active in the political process, whether you are for McCain/Palin, Obama/Biden, or Rosalind/Adama. And we're encouraging you to put your money where your mouth is (no, no, not there, you kinky thing).

YOU are going to make a donation to your favorite political campaign or cause.
WE are going to thank you by sending you a book!

For complete details and instructions, see: http://www.circlet.com/?p=119

(non-US folks, I'm sure she'd honor a donation to one of your parties or causes too, but just to be sure, inquire first.)
The matching offer up to $1 million is too good to let pass.

I'm offering a print copy of any of my books, winner's choice, autographed to you, plus a cameo in my next book.

Please bid in the "comments."

The books are here:

And if you have the patience to wait, the next story in the Ransom series, Eye of the Storm, is due out as a download on January 1, 2009 and will be in print sometime later that month.

The covers on Ransom and Winds of Change have been redone, so my small stock of original cover editions are all that's left--if you like the original Ransom cover, this is literally a last chance.

Minimum bid is $15.

The people pushing Prop 8 are lying their damned heads off, and a lot of Californians don't have any source of true info. Getting the word out takes cash.

"I don't think this can be stated strongly enough -- if this amendment passes, the cause of marriage equality will be set back decades. There's a reason the Mormon Church and wingnut "family values" groups are investing everything they can into this thing -- if they stop gay marriage in California, they halt all momentum earned the past few years. And right now, they've outraised the good guys by about $10 million. "
Current Mood: energeticenergized
19 October 2008 @ 03:00 pm
Since things seem somewhat informal this time around (and since I'm still working on the fics for my winning bidders), I thought I might offer donations in exchange for services, instead of the other way around.

Offer #1: For every piece of fanfiction (on lj) for any fandom on this list, I'll donate $5 or $2 to a charity of your choice, assuming it's a charity that takes Paypal - $5 if there are no other known fanworks already in the com's memories, $2 if there are. (You can also directly look at the Memories-section here - as each suggested fandom should have its own post of basic stats, there'll be at least one Memory for each fandom on the list.)

There are four further requirements to the fic-link, those being:

1) the fic cannot be located in a fandom-specific community (multi-fandom ones are perfectly fine though)
2) the fic cannot be located on fanfiction.net (unless the fandom doesn't have a category of its own)
3) the fic cannot be located in the Yuletide-archive
4) the fandom cannot be a 'newsletter only' one

To err on the side of caution: I'll probably tap out at $250, should you have that many links.

Offer #2: For every offer to write a ficlet (100-500 words) in any of these five fandoms, I'll offer a donation of $7 - the fandoms in question being: Being Human (TV), Solarbabies (movie), Reaper (TV), Heartbeat (TV) and Hana Yori Dango (TV-version). These are the five fandoms that will be 'tricked' in fandom_of_one during the week of Halloween, and I'd sort of like to offer the 'trickers' a treat as well, but unfortunately, I don't know any of these fandoms.
19 October 2008 @ 04:57 am
as seen on the Daily Kos Steven Bing has pledged up to $1 MILLION to match donations made to Equality for All up until midnight tonight, Sunday (October 19)

Equality California
Equality for All - No on Prop 8
the Daily Kos ActBlue page.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Offer: I will write fanfic of no less than 1000 words or drabbles in the following fandoms:

~BTVS (Any Slash)
~AtS (Any Slash)
~Supernatural (Any Slash)
~Doctor Who (Doctor/Rose, Doctor/Jack, Primarily Tenth Doctor)
~Torchwood (Jack/John, Jack/Ianto)
~The Covenant (Any Slash)
~Firefly (Any Slash)
~Gossip Girl (Any Slash)
~Smallville (Slash involving Clark, Lex or Fine)
~RPS (James Masters, Christian Kane, David Boreanaz, Jensen Ackles, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jared Padalecki, Jared Leto, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd)

I can do crossovers with any fandom I'm familiar with, and if there is a pairing and/or fandom that you would like to see that I have not listed, please feel free to contact me for any special requests and I will tell you if I think I can do it. Het and Femmeslash welcome, I just haven't written them as much.

I don't write non-con or extensive torture.

All my fic can be found HERE so you can check it out.

Contact: username@gmail.com

Delivery: I will have your story written by December 1.

Minimum bid for 1000+ fic: $10
Minimum bid per drabble: $5

Buy It Now: $50. (Will get you up to 20 Drabbles)
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
14 October 2008 @ 08:36 pm
FYI Donations made today to HRC California Marriage PAC No on Prop 8 are being matched.

I don't have a lot to give, but it goes a lot further when it's being matched.
14 October 2008 @ 03:25 pm
Offer: Cute dog earrings

Chinese hand-painted ceramic beads, glass beads, and hand-twisted silver coated wire, on steel ear wires. The bottom of the securing wire is a flat spiral.
I'm offering 2 pairs.


Minimum bid:

Closing date:

Buy them today for $10 per pair -- since donations are being matched today.

Contact: unovis[at]gmail[dot]com

Delivery: Mailed to you in a padded envelope, first-class mail.
12 October 2008 @ 09:59 pm
Hi all! I am a knitter of many years, and am offering two scarves and two hats in your choice of Harry Potter house colors! Or, if you don't want to be all fangirly, any color you please. I promise it won't be scratchy, and it definitely won't be acrylic (*shudders*)

Opening bid: $5 each.

BIN: $15 each.

Bidding ends: Midnight CDT (GMT -5) the night of Thursday, October 16, because I'm anxious to get these started!
11 October 2008 @ 06:14 pm
*looks around*

Offer: One hand knit and embroidered scarf. 6.5" wide x 50" long

I dug around in my sample knitting pile and found this piece. It's brand new, never been worn, complete and ready to be mailed.

The yarn is deep black mohair/wool blend, light but not very furry. It is scratchy for those sensitive to mohair; the yarn is Dalegarn Tiur for anyone who's curious. The embroidery is worked up in bright white cotton. The piece should be hand washed in cold water with mild soap or shampoo and conditioner and laid flat to dry. The back of the embroidery is covered up with a pocket which closes with a button. It's suitable for one's transit pass or a bit of emergency cash, etc. It's a shorter scarf perfect for knotting and tucking into an overcoat.

Offer ends: Sunday, October 19, 11:59pm PDT
Minimum bid: $40
Buy it now: $80

No On Prop 8 (Equality for All)
Marriage Equality USA
Equality California

I'm Shaenon K. Garrity, creator of the webcomics Narbonic, Skin Horse, Li'l Mell, and Smithson. Since I'm terrible at fanart, here's my offer: I will draw a slashy portrait of any two characters from my comics. Because I was going to sit around drawing my characters in tasteful yet suggestive homoerotic situations anyway, so why not do it for charity?

The exact content is open to discussion, but I tend to lean romantic or funny rather than outright pornographic. Black and white or color, your call.

Donations can be made to No on Prop 8, Equality California, or Marriage Equality USA.

Deadline for bidding: Saturday, October 18.

Minimum bid: $10.
10 October 2008 @ 09:45 am
"I can't believe it. We're thrilled, we're absolutely overjoyed. We're finally going to be able, after 33 years, to get married," said Janet Peck of Colchester, who was a plaintiff with her partner, Carole Conklin.

Gay marriage yay!

ETA: Origin of the phrase "gay marriage yay," for which I really ought to have an icon.
09 October 2008 @ 08:33 pm
Ever try to set up a tabletop gaming setting, or a fanfic, and realize that you need gods or goddesses? Or need to figure out which days might be sacred holidays, or need to figure out a ritual that sounds plausible? Or symbols/amulets?

Take some time for a consultation, especially as NaNo's coming up!

I am offering:

Mythological assistance (with regard to fanfic, original fiction, tabletop gaming situations, webcomics) in terms of creating and elaborating on a mythological system. I will work with what you need this to do, or affect the plot (does the society use a lunar calendar? What virtues are important to them? etc), and assist based on your input.

To be clear, this is for entertainment purposes only.

If you want me to design a ritual for your own personal use, that's another story and it'd be best solved by contacting me directly. (If there is encouragment/desire for this, I might post another auction.)


I'm a religious studies student and have studied various movements of Judaism, paganism, Christianity, Shintoism, Buddhist movements, and Daoism. I also have a keen interest in folklore, aromatherapy, and divination, and have done spiritual counseling. I have also been part of a creative writing community for about seven years now, and incorporate some of what I know into my writings (roleplay and fiction).

Starting Bids:

For a ritual/symbolism/holiday creation, including description of how everything relates together: $20

For mythos creation: $30


You can contact me via comments to this post, through AIM via samayoutenshi, or via email at rusciel at gmail dot com.