Starchaser

Dec. 31st, 2012 04:02 am
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It’s been a while. Hmm.

Years ago, when I first heard Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts,” I misheard the lyric “runnin’ round leaving scars” as “runnin’ round chasing stars.”

How? I have no idea, since those things really have nothing to do with each other. I realized almost immediately that I’d misheard the song, but sometimes I found myself singing that lyric anyway, because conceptually, I liked it better.

A couple of months ago, I posted this on Facebook one day when I overheard the song in a store.

I was talking to Aleph about it for a while after and he encouraged me to actually write the rest of the lyrics. I started that day. I’ve been working on it on and off for months and I intended to have it done for his birthday, but…that didn’t quite happen. A bunch of you have heard me mention time spent singing into my computer lately, and…this is what I was talking about. I have probably spent a lot of time doing this when I should have been sleeping. Writing new lyrics to a song that already exists is hard. Writing them when they are not a parody is even harder.

It’s apropos because Aleph is one of the most persistently positive and imaginative and unconditionally loving people I know. He is the sort of person who really makes you believe magic things can happen. And on top of that, alternate universes. They’re kind of a thing for us. <3 <3 <3

Starchaser

So here you go. Happy belated birthday, and happy New Year, and all kinds of things.

The song in question is exactly in the weakest part of my range, so I fiddled with it a lot and angsted over getting the vocals perfect and then finally accepted that if I kept trying, they wouldn’t ever get there and this would never leave my computer. Fortunately there are a lot of karaoke tracks on Spotify. I suppose this isn’t technically a legal use of them, but I don’t intend to make any money off it and it’s a gift for a friend.

And it’s a good way to end the year. On a high note. That might be a little too high for me to sing. But it was fun to do and made me wonder about that other world.

Love you all!

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Starchaser

Dec. 31st, 2012 04:02 am
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It’s been a while. Hmm.

Years ago, when I first heard Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts,” I misheard the lyric “runnin’ round leaving scars” as “runnin’ round chasing stars.”

How? I have no idea, since those things really have nothing to do with each other. I realized almost immediately that I’d misheard the song, but sometimes I found myself singing that lyric anyway, because conceptually, I liked it better.

A couple of months ago, I posted this on Facebook one day when I overheard the song in a store.

I was talking to Aleph about it for a while after and he encouraged me to actually write the rest of the lyrics. I started that day. I’ve been working on it on and off for months and I intended to have it done for his birthday, but…that didn’t quite happen. A bunch of you have heard me mention time spent singing into my computer lately, and…this is what I was talking about. I have probably spent a lot of time doing this when I should have been sleeping. Writing new lyrics to a song that already exists is hard. Writing them when they are not a parody is even harder.

It’s apropos because Aleph is one of the most persistently positive and imaginative and unconditionally loving people I know. He is the sort of person who really makes you believe magic things can happen. And on top of that, alternate universes. They’re kind of a thing for us. <3 <3 <3

Starchaser

So here you go. Happy belated birthday, and happy New Year, and all kinds of things.

The song in question is exactly in the weakest part of my range, so I fiddled with it a lot and angsted over getting the vocals perfect and then finally accepted that if I kept trying, they wouldn’t ever get there and this would never leave my computer. Fortunately there are a lot of karaoke tracks on Spotify. I suppose this isn’t technically a legal use of them, but I don’t intend to make any money off it and it’s a gift for a friend.

And it’s a good way to end the year. On a high note. That might be a little too high for me to sing. But it was fun to do and made me wonder about that other world.

Love you all!

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The two theater employees following me in at the end there were awesome! We chatted and took photos together and the guy was a huge Hunger Games fan; he introduced himself as “the Career Tribute from District 3″ and was teaching all his coworkers how to do the District 12 salute.

If you want to keep up to date on what’s going on with the documentary, go like Troubled Girl Films!!!

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The two theater employees following me in at the end there were awesome! We chatted and took photos together and the guy was a huge Hunger Games fan; he introduced himself as “the Career Tribute from District 3″ and was teaching all his coworkers how to do the District 12 salute.

If you want to keep up to date on what’s going on with the documentary, go like Troubled Girl Films!!!

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Ugly Stuff

Mar. 27th, 2012 08:15 pm
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Note: there are spoilers for The Hunger Games in here, that I am trying to keep as vague as possible.

When I talk about racial issues on my blog, it’s largely because I have friends and family members who are people of color, and that to me means:

1) I want you guys to know you are not speaking into empty space.

and

2) When you love people, you support them.

I know my perspective is tinged with privilege, and I probably mess up sometimes, and it’s okay if you tell me I’m messing up, or if you’d rather I not talk about it.

The Hunger Games and Trayvon Martin )

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Ugly Stuff

Mar. 27th, 2012 08:15 pm
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Note: there are spoilers for The Hunger Games in here, that I am trying to keep as vague as possible.

When I talk about racial issues on my blog, it’s largely because I have friends and family members who are people of color, and that to me means:

1) I want you guys to know you are not speaking into empty space.

and

2) When you love people, you support them.

I know my perspective is tinged with privilege, and I probably mess up sometimes, and it’s okay if you tell me I’m messing up, or if you’d rather I not talk about it.

Today was a pretty gruesome day when you start talking about white attitudes toward black Americans. We had people trying to discredit and vilify a kid who was murdered, and we had people who decided a fictional child’s death didn’t matter because her skin was the wrong color.

And these two things are related, because SERIOUSLY. Both are people talking about the death of a black child. Both involve people trying to assign a value to a child’s life and finding ways to make that value less than the value of another child’s life. And that’s pretty sick.

I’m not a published author. I don’t know if I ever will be. But when I was a teenager, I had a play produced by an off-Broadway theater company. Of course, like every writer, I had images of the characters in my head. And like many white writers, I didn’t think to specify when I imagined a character was white, because to me, white was the default. I hope you will forgive me the fact that I was young and raised in a largely white community, and I’ve since learned differently. But I gave the theater a list of descriptions of the cast, where I thought it “mattered.”

They cast a Latina girl as the protagonist, which was exactly as I had imagined her. And they cast a black boy as her romantic interest, which was not. Because I’d imagined him white. And fourteen year old me reacted a little twitchily to the idea that this wasn’t the picture of my male lead I’d had in my head. I probably had some racist inhibitions about this casting at the time, I’ll admit. And I didn’t know about things like unpacking my privilege at that age. I was just sitting there thinking, “wait, that’s not what he was supposed to look like.”

The actor was phenomenal. The two leads were both phenomenal. Getting to see my play onstage was one of the highlights of my young life, but the boy who played that character understood him so perfectly that his performance was illuminating to me as the very young writer. And I will now never be able to see that character as anyone but the young actor who portrayed him when I was fourteen. And he’s the only character I feel that for, out of the twelve characters in the play.

Yeah, I know this reads a bit like one of those white people “AND THEN I WASN’T RACIST FOREVER” things. But I felt like in the light of all this bullshit where people are shocked and dismayed and suddenly don’t care about a character’s death when they discover that that character was black, even when the author described her as black, it was worth bringing up the one experience with that that I have as an author. I don’t know if it helps. I don’t know if it does anything. It’s just one white writer’s experience.

I am getting the less horrific issue out of the way. Because I want to talk about the more horrific issue.

Since yesterday, people and news sources have been trying to “discredit” a dead child. A DEAD CHILD. Because obviously, if the dead child smoked weed, he deserved to die. If the dead child punched a man who was STALKING HIM, he deserved to die. If the dead child tried to grab the gun of a man who STALKED HIM WITH A GUN, he deserved to die.

Let’s go over this.

–If any kid who has ever smoked pot deserves to get shot, most of the people I know would not have made it to adulthood.
–Furthermore, no one had proven that Trayvon Martin had any pot. I am willing to stake money that if his EMPTY PLASTIC BAG were tested for traces of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, it would come back positive.
–WHICH DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE SMOKING POT DOES NOT MEAN YOU DESERVE TO BE TERRORIZED AND MURDERED.
–Oh my god, Trayvon Martin may or may not have acted like a tough guy on the internet. Do you know how many teenaged boys do that? ALL THE ONES WHO HAVE ACCESS TO CAMERAS.
–APPARENTLY ALL THE BOYS WHO HAVE ACCESS TO CAMERAS DESERVE TO DIE.
–Trayvon Martin may or may not have punched, kicked, beaten up, bitten, pulled George Zimmerman’s hair and given him a wedgie. Let’s go over this again. Facts that HAVE been corroborated: George Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin in his car. Then he called the cops. He was told NOT TO FOLLOW THE KID. He got out of his car and followed him anyway. Let’s say you’re a teenager, and a man who is much bigger than you starts following you, first in a car and then on foot. Would you not be terrified? If you were physically strong enough that you thought punching him might help, WOULD YOU NOT PUNCH HIM? I know I would. I’ve never been big enough or strong enough, but there have been creepy dudes following me whom I totally would have punched if I thought it would help matters.
–Trayvon Martin may have tried to grab George Zimmerman’s gun. Look at this sentence. There is something very obvious implied in this sentence. What is that thing? OH YEAH. THAT THING IS THAT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN HAD HIS GUN OUT WHERE THIS KID COULD SEE IT. So you’re walking home and some strange man who is much bigger that you is following you…WITH A GUN. What the heck would you do? Would it not be utterly reasonable to try to get the gun away?

I remember that I was nine years old when Tawana Brawley was raped. I remember seeing the photos of the pretty young woman who was not that much older than me, but at nine, she seemed like the kind of poised, sophisticated teenager I hoped to be. I didn’t really understand what rape was. I understood she had been attacked. And at first, people were supporting her, but in my mostly-white community, people started saying awful, horrible things about her. As if she deserved what happened to her. As if she would lie about what happened. As if she had a reason to lie. I remember not understanding; I remember asking why she would do that. And I remember growing up and seeing more and more young women discredited when they said they had been raped or sexually assaulted, shamed into believing it was their fault, shamed into retracting accusations, and then being turned into a pariah, told that they were the reason “innocent” women were raped, they were the reason “innocent” women were afraid to come forward.

It was my first real experience in seeing how racism could vilify a child. And yesterday and today, every time I see another article trying to discredit a dead boy who was murdered, and whose murderer has yet to be arrested, I feel the same thing I did then. I have more understanding now than I did at nine, but the chill in my bones is the same one.

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I have my nails done and am wearing some of my jewelries at work!!!

[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:54:06 PM) HAPPY HUNGER GAMES
[livejournal.com profile] alephz: (1:54:11 PM) YYYYYYYYYY
[livejournal.com profile] alephz: (1:54:30 PM) TOO OLD TO GET SELECTED!
[livejournal.com profile] alephz: (1:54:35 PM) SUCK IT, THE YOUTH.




Spoilers for the whole damn series:




[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:54:06 PM) HAPPY HUNGER GAMES
[livejournal.com profile] alephz: (1:54:11 PM) YYYYYYYYYY
[livejournal.com profile] alephz: (1:54:30 PM) TOO OLD TO GET SELECTED!
[livejournal.com profile] alephz: (1:54:35 PM) SUCK IT, THE YOUTH.
[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:54:37 PM) HAHAHAHAHAHA
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:55:13 PM) YEAH FUCK YOU GUYS
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:55:18 PM) BRB WORKING IN THE MINES FOREVERS
[livejournal.com profile] alephz: (1:55:04 PM) I will now reap the benefits while you suffer and die.
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:55:58 PM) ALSO I WILL BET ON YOUR CONTINUED SURVIVAL
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:56:03 PM) AND MAYBE SEND YOU A COOKIE
[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:56:10 PM) MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:56:26 PM) THEY'RE ALREADY IN MINE
[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:56:36 PM) WHERE I GET BLACK LUNG
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:56:56 PM) BETTER BLACK LUNG THAN STABBED THROUGH THE LUNG BY A LUNATIC FISHERBOY
[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:57:51 PM) HAHAHA OMG FINNICK PUT THAT THING DOWN
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:58:06 PM) NO I'M BUSY
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:58:10 PM) MAKING LUNG SKEWERS
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:58:18 PM) ...YOU WANT ONE
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:58:21 PM) I HAVE EXTRA
[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:58:26 PM) NO FINNICK YOU HAVE TO GO WHORE YOURSELF TO OLD LADIES NOW.
[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:58:35 PM) ACTUALLY WALTER WOULD LIKE TO WRITE ABOUT YOU IN HIS BOOK.
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:58:47 PM) DO I HAVE TO SHOW HIM MY DOODLE
[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:58:57 PM) YES
[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora: (1:59:07 PM) WE BOUGHT YOU A MANSION GODDAMN IT.
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:59:18 PM) I KILLED 23 PEOPLE FOR THAT MANSION
[livejournal.com profile] _samalander: (1:59:26 PM) I BET YOUR LUNGS ARE DELICIOUS



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I have my nails done and am wearing some of my jewelries at work!!!

[info]zia_narratora: (1:54:06 PM) HAPPY HUNGER GAMES
[info]alephz: (1:54:11 PM) YYYYYYYYYY
[info]alephz: (1:54:30 PM) TOO OLD TO GET SELECTED!
[info]alephz: (1:54:35 PM) SUCK IT, THE YOUTH.

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Hi, everyone!

As some of you may know, Hansi Oppenheimer is creating a documentary about fanfiction, and largely looking at the benefits of creative fandom– which is something that is definitely needed. She interviewed me a couple of weeks ago, and here’s a clip from that interview which I am very excited to share with all of you.

If any of you are in the NYC area or close to New York and would like to be part of this, or know someone who might, or if you would like to know more, please contact Hansi by email. She was a pleasure to work with and I’m excited to be part of this project!!!

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Hi, everyone!

As some of you may know, Hansi Oppenheimer is creating a documentary about fanfiction, and largely looking at the benefits of creative fandom– which is something that is definitely needed. She interviewed me a couple of weeks ago, and here’s a clip from that interview which I am very excited to share with all of you.

If any of you are in the NYC area or close to New York and would like to be part of this, or know someone who might, or if you would like to know more, please contact Hansi by email. She was a pleasure to work with and I’m excited to be part of this project!!!

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So today I got a little box in the mail from the gift exchange I signed up for over at [info]hogwarts_elite!


That is earrings, courtesy of [info]pixycat! Who also happens to be my newest addition to my friendslist, so EXCITING ABOUT THAT. Thank you so much!

I’ve also been having some good conversations with Mere today. They go like this:

Dog Secretaries and the Garden of Eden )

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So today I got a little box in the mail from the gift exchange I signed up for over at [info]hogwarts_elite!


That is earrings, courtesy of [info]pixycat! Who also happens to be my newest addition to my friendslist, so EXCITING ABOUT THAT. Thank you so much!

I’ve also been having some good conversations with Mere today. They go like this:

Mere: (3:15:53 PM) why does my sinus cavity hate me?
Tea: (3:16:20 PM) because when adam and eve defied god in eden, he punished them by creating sinuses
Mere: (3:16:51 PM) oh ok
Mere: (3:36:32 PM) that was a poor move on their part
Tea: (3:36:38 PM) yeah
Tea: (3:36:44 PM) they shouldn’t have eaten that apple
Mere: (3:37:04 PM) slash pomegranate
Tea: (3:41:55 PM) yes
Tea: (3:42:23 PM) but see pomegranate was the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. apple was the fruit of the tree of sinus headaches.
Tea: (3:42:47 PM) little known fact
Mere: (3:46:00 PM) oh, very interesting
Mere: (4:46:51 PM) also, dogs make the worst secretaries
Tea: (4:47:45 PM) well after crocodiles
Mere: (4:48:45 PM) yes
Mere: (4:48:53 PM) but they are very bad at their jobs.
Tea: (4:48:59 PM) yes
Mere: (4:49:06 PM) they either sleep on the job
Mere: (4:49:18 PM) or they are trying to hand me their angry bird toy
Tea: (4:49:35 PM) that is an important task for a secretary
Mere: (4:49:40 PM) crocodiles have the decency to try and eat you
Tea: (4:49:42 PM) if you are the secretary of angry birds toys
Mere: (4:49:49 PM) yes, true
Tea: (4:49:55 PM) yes but they eat the files too
Mere: (4:50:13 PM) but they are effective paper shredders
Tea: (4:50:17 PM) true
Tea: (4:50:24 PM) it’s just that they also shred the desk
Tea: (4:50:32 PM) and the copy machine
Mere: (4:50:43 PM) so they’re a bit overzealous
Tea: (4:50:50 PM) yes
Mere: (4:50:55 PM) they have a true puritan work ethic
Tea: (4:50:56 PM) they like their job too much
Tea: (4:51:08 PM) they should really take some vacation
Mere: (4:51:28 PM) yes, so that they don’t get burned out
Mere: (4:51:39 PM) or in their case, dull
Tea: (4:52:33 PM) there is nothing worse than a dull crocodile
Tea: (4:52:40 PM) except maybe a dog secretary
Tea: (4:53:21 PM) we have had some good conversations today. do you mind if i post them to lj to share?
Mere: (4:53:35 PM) please do
Tea: (4:53:39 PM) hooray
Mere: (4:54:00 PM) i expect the harvard business journal would be interested to hear our managerial perspective
Tea: (4:54:06 PM) i agree
Mere: (4:55:03 PM) secretary #2 is licking himself. sigh.

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So this has been a weird and wonderful week of mail!

The other day, I got this huge box. It was large and I was not expecting a box. Now, given the nature of my work, sometimes, getting boxes means that I’m getting a particularly zany submission. So my first reaction was “UH OH.”

But then I looked at it and it was addressed to me directly and not to “submissions editor.” And the “from” label was something about beverages. Beverages! Had I ordered something from Cocktail Kingdom and forgotten about it?

Then I noticed that it was posted from Chicago. And I remembered that [info]karnythia had said something about sending me some mead.

WIN. This stuff is coming to Connecticut with me this weekend. One of them is a bottle of Chocolate mead and one is a bottle of hibiscus.

So then just a little while ago, I get ANOTHER PACKAGE. ANOTHER, IN THE SAME WEEK, YOU ASK.

GOD YES.

I was still not expecting a package but this one was a little easier to put together because the “from” address on the package was “ALEPH AND BETH.”

I opened the box.

GIANT CORNUCOPIA OF SWEDISH CANDIES.

In short, YOU PEOPLE ARE AWESOME AND NOW I HAVE MEAD AND CHOCOLATE.

Seriously, I have the best friends ever from the internet. <3

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So this has been a weird and wonderful week of mail!

The other day, I got this huge box. It was large and I was not expecting a box. Now, given the nature of my work, sometimes, getting boxes means that I’m getting a particularly zany submission. So my first reaction was “UH OH.”

But then I looked at it and it was addressed to me directly and not to “submissions editor.” And the “from” label was something about beverages. Beverages! Had I ordered something from Cocktail Kingdom and forgotten about it?

Then I noticed that it was posted from Chicago. And I remembered that [info]karnythia had said something about sending me some mead.

WIN. This stuff is coming to Connecticut with me this weekend. One of them is a bottle of Chocolate mead and one is a bottle of hibiscus.

So then just a little while ago, I get ANOTHER PACKAGE. ANOTHER, IN THE SAME WEEK, YOU ASK.

GOD YES.

I was still not expecting a package but this one was a little easier to put together because the “from” address on the package was “ALEPH AND BETH.”

I opened the box.

GIANT CORNUCOPIA OF SWEDISH CANDIES.

In short, YOU PEOPLE ARE AWESOME AND NOW I HAVE MEAD AND CHOCOLATE.

Seriously, I have the best friends ever from the internet. <3

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[info]whirled directed me over to The Sketchbook Project today, and I signed up! It looks like a fun and exciting project, and all of you who enjoy drawing/writing/thingying should take a look and see if it is up your alley.

Here is how it works: You sign up by Halloween (one week from today). You will get to choose a “theme” for your sketchbook, or ask them to assign you a theme. The themes can be interpreted as strictly or as loosely as you like. They send you a sketchbook in the mail. You fill up the sketchbook by the end of January, and send it back. Then it will go on a tour of museums and libraries with all the other sketchbooks people are filling up.

I thought this sounded neat! If you do, too, go go go and take a look! It is $25 to participate– that includes the fee of them mailing you a sketchbook just for the project. They also just sent me a code that will get you a small discount: ADDAFRIEND

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[info]whirled directed me over to The Sketchbook Project today, and I signed up! It looks like a fun and exciting project, and all of you who enjoy drawing/writing/thingying should take a look and see if it is up your alley.

Here is how it works: You sign up by Halloween (one week from today). You will get to choose a “theme” for your sketchbook, or ask them to assign you a theme. The themes can be interpreted as strictly or as loosely as you like. They send you a sketchbook in the mail. You fill up the sketchbook by the end of January, and send it back. Then it will go on a tour of museums and libraries with all the other sketchbooks people are filling up.

I thought this sounded neat! If you do, too, go go go and take a look! It is $25 to participate– that includes the fee of them mailing you a sketchbook just for the project. They also just sent me a code that will get you a small discount: ADDAFRIEND

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Sometimes, I will be sitting around chit-chatting with people and maybe [info]liret will say to me, “Hey, Tea, that comics tribute thing you’ve been working on is on the front page of CNN

And then I forget that I have not been telling you all enough about my life lately, mostly because I’ve been so busy, doing things like building a site, where, tomorrow at midnight EST, I’ll be posting the work of close to 100 syndicated newspaper cartoonists who were part of our project to pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of 9/11

I am really proud of this as a New Yorker and as someone whose life was profoundly affected by the events of that day, both emotionally and physically.

If you pick up a paper that carries comics on Sunday anywhere in the US, you will see cartoonists from all over the world recalling their memories of that day, thanking our firefighters and police and military men and women for their service, paying respects to those who died, and contemplating how we have changed and grown since that day. The variety of voices and messages is pretty astounding– it’s almost a hundred different people who volunteered to take part.

I spent the past few weeks working on this project, and I’ve seen every comic in the collection. A lot of them made me cry.

On the website, there are also links to the five museums who will be showing exhibits of some of the work from this project. You should try to catch it one of the shows if you are in NYC, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh or San Francisco, or pick up a newspaper this Sunday, even if you’re not in the habit.

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Sometimes, I will be sitting around chit-chatting with people and maybe [info]liret will say to me, “Hey, Tea, that comics tribute thing you’ve been working on is on the front page of CNN

And then I forget that I have not been telling you all enough about my life lately, mostly because I’ve been so busy, doing things like building a site, where, tomorrow at midnight EST, I’ll be posting the work of close to 100 syndicated newspaper cartoonists who were part of our project to pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of 9/11

I am really proud of this as a New Yorker and as someone whose life was profoundly affected by the events of that day, both emotionally and physically.

If you pick up a paper that carries comics on Sunday anywhere in the US, you will see cartoonists from all over the world recalling their memories of that day, thanking our firefighters and police and military men and women for their service, paying respects to those who died, and contemplating how we have changed and grown since that day. The variety of voices and messages is pretty astounding– it’s almost a hundred different people who volunteered to take part.

I spent the past few weeks working on this project, and I’ve seen every comic in the collection. A lot of them made me cry.

On the website, there are also links to the five museums who will be showing exhibits of some of the work from this project. You should try to catch it one of the shows if you are in NYC, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh or San Francisco, or pick up a newspaper this Sunday, even if you’re not in the habit.

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Welp!

Jul. 29th, 2011 02:14 pm
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Livejournal seems to be back, but it also seems to not want to let me post any actual posts. Just test posts with nonsense in them! Let’s see if this works.

Anyway, some things:

1) I am on Spotify. So far, I am finding it pretty exciting. I don’t have a lot of experience with music services but to be quite frank, I am just delighted that I can type in the name of a song (including “Animalitos,” which is Wovenhand’s nearly-15-minute-long noisy deconstruction of “Ain’t No Sunshine,” with which I got to disturb [info]liret last night) and I get, you know, that actual song and not a playlist of songs I might like if I like that song :-P I need to make some playlists, though.

2) I have this sweater. This is the most important part. I have a sweater. It is a beautiful off-white cream colored sweater that is one of those sweaters that is very thin and fine and kind of translucent but still amazingly warm for its apparent flimsiness.

Last week, I couldn’t find it. I went through a couple of days of torment trying to figure out if I left it in a bar or restaurant or on the subway or something before I resigned myself to life without my sweater.

Then, this morning, I turned over a stack of winter clothes, and lo and behold! There was my precious sweater. Oh, sweater of my heart, I will never let you out of my sight again. <3





I have also been making tons of ice cream, which will be posted over on Nommable. Also on Nommable, I posted loads of pictures of my trip to Tuthilltown this past weekend, which is what LJ will apparently not allow me to reproduce. Arghy arghenstein.

Okay, signing out for now! <3 <3

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

Welp!

Jul. 29th, 2011 02:14 pm
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Livejournal seems to be back, but it also seems to not want to let me post any actual posts. Just test posts with nonsense in them! Let’s see if this works.

Anyway, some things:

1) I am on Spotify. So far, I am finding it pretty exciting. I don’t have a lot of experience with music services but to be quite frank, I am just delighted that I can type in the name of a song (including “Animalitos,” which is Wovenhand’s nearly-15-minute-long noisy deconstruction of “Ain’t No Sunshine,” with which I got to disturb [info]liret last night) and I get, you know, that actual song and not a playlist of songs I might like if I like that song :-P I need to make some playlists, though.

2) I have this sweater. This is the most important part. I have a sweater. It is a beautiful off-white cream colored sweater that is one of those sweaters that is very thin and fine and kind of translucent but still amazingly warm for its apparent flimsiness.

Last week, I couldn’t find it. I went through a couple of days of torment trying to figure out if I left it in a bar or restaurant or on the subway or something before I resigned myself to life without my sweater.

Then, this morning, I turned over a stack of winter clothes, and lo and behold! There was my precious sweater. Oh, sweater of my heart, I will never let you out of my sight again. <3





I have also been making tons of ice cream, which will be posted over on Nommable. Also on Nommable, I posted loads of pictures of my trip to Tuthilltown this past weekend, which is what LJ will apparently not allow me to reproduce. Arghy arghenstein.

Okay, signing out for now! <3 <3

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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