Please come and support a good cause and get some fic out of it! :D

To see all of the DW/TW auction participants, see here.

And to see my auction thread, see here or click on the banner above!
Perhaps foolishly, I've signed up to participate in an Author Auction next weekend:



So, if anybody wants to get me to write something for them, subject to certain restrictions, this is your chance! My offer is:
    Offer: One 2,500 word min. fic in Torchwood
    Restrictions: Any rating. Gen by preference, but can write slash, femmeslash and het; kink is fine. Nothing that relies too heavily on Ianto as a character as I have no 'voice' for him, so no Ianto pairings or Ianto as central/viewpoint character. No Tosh/Owen. Can write Martha and Mickey, but no other DW-crossover characters, please. No AUs, RPF (though historical is okay), fandom crossovers, mpreg, character-bashing, songfic, self-harm, abusive pasts, excessive moping, etc.
    Additional Details: Can write drama, action-adventure, humour, friendship, smut, introspection, historical, combinations of the above; not much good with romance or relationship fics! Can go gentle or dark but not pure angst. Happy to write OCs and minor characters. Prefer to stick with canon as much as possible when writing within the period(s) defined by the series. I usually write Jack-centric fic, but can write for any of the characters with the exception of Ianto. Posting rights to remain with the author, please!
    Special Offer: 1) One drabble (100 words – I'm a purist!) for every bid increase of $10 or more above $50.
    2) Will write a ficlet (approx. 1000 words) for the second-placed bidder if they donate their final bid amount to the auction.
Go on, don't make me look like a Johnny-No-Mates.... ;)

The auction is to help contribute to the medical expenses of Stacie Holeman, an American fan writer with breast and ovarian cancer. Those of you who know my family history will appreciate why I'm getting involved here. It's tales like this that make me incredibly grateful for the existence of the NHS - this is thankfully the sort of horror story I wouldn't have to worry about, financially, at least (medically is a whole other matter, of course).

If there are any other authors out there who might like to get involved in this, the sign-ups are still open until the 8th September. As it stands, DW/TW authors are outnumbered by the Twilight crowd, so if anybody wants to join and help defend the fandom's honour against a bunch of sparkly vampires, that would be great! If nothing else, we can at least hope to raise more money than the glittery bloodsuckers! ;) There is an LJ comm, [livejournal.com profile] dwsupportstacie, for DW/TW writers who want to get involved.

For more information on the auction, see here.

For more information on Stacie, see here or here.

To see all of the DW/TW auction participants, see here.

And to see my auction thread, see here or click on the banner above. :D The auction starts next Friday, 11th September, at 11:59pm CDT (about 6am on Saturday 12th in the UK), and runs until 8pm CDT on Monday 14th (about 2am on Tuesday 15th).

Bid early, bid often! ;)
I got a package from [livejournal.com profile] mimarie yesterday, containing a cry for help (she'd been stranded in the family-infested, internet-free wilds for a week), a CD, and a rather cute kiddie's board book. Which appeared to have been ever-so-slightly adulterated with the aid of a few carefully placed post-it notes:



"That's not my bunny. Its paws are too rough.

That's not my bunny. Its tail characterisation is too woolly.

That's not my bunny. Its eyes aspirations are too shiny.

That's not my bunny. Its nose is too wrinkled It's entirely too cute and fluffy.

THAT'S my bunny! His ears are so soft. He's a vicious little bastard and he's bringing his friends...."

Hmm, you'd never guess that she was my beta-reader, would you? Not that her bunnies are any less delinquent, mind.... ;)

Thanks, Mim - I laughed myself sick over that one (and welcome back to civilisation, btw)! :D

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