Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tales For Canterbury Benefit Anthology

(a longer post about this soon - I just want to get the information out soon as possible, because people need help)

As you may know, New Zealand's Christchurch experienced a debilitating earthquake on February 22, 2011.

In response, both New Zealand and international writers have come together to produce "Tales For Canterbury", a benefit anthology, with all proceeds donated to assist those affected by the recent events.

The line up contains a variety of authors and a fantastic blend of stories, all of which focus primarily on the themes of survival and hope. Authors include myself, Jeff Vandermeer, Brenda Cooper, Neil Gaiman, Jay Lake, Jessie Bullington, Sean Williams, Grant Stone and Gwyneth Jones. (see LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS for websites)

Pre-orders for "Tales For Canterbury" are now available, for both electronic (various formats) and print editions. If you would like to offer your support to Christchurch, please take a moment to follow the link below. And feel free to circulate this message along to friends and colleagues.


List of contributors

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shut The Fuck Up!

I've always had a soft spot for eloquent arguments.

Dear Mr God: Please Send Help. Kthxbai.

I laugh
or cry?
I might


(try LINK for video; may or may not be viewable)


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Not Everyone Needs To Question Their Wars

This Facebook discussion made me think: am I becoming too liberal for my liberal friends? Is it that people generally don't like to think of why they believe the things they believe? Does my emotional core now only relate to the love triangle that is Olivia, Peter and Fauxlivia??

(the video in question I could not link to, since it's a Facebook link. It might be on YouTube but a quick search yielded nothing. Suffice to say, it's filled with American soldiers surprising family and dogs by returning home. Crying ensues)