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January 15th, 2010

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09:46 am - A note to those who cannot
I'm proud of fandom for raising so much money to help the victims of the quake in Haiti.

But I wanted to say something that no one else is saying. To those of you who, like me, are pinching every penny in order to have food to eat this week, in order to make the rent so you don't get kicked out on the street, in order to buy enough gas to make it to your job tomorrow: you do not need to feel guilty about not being able to give to others right now.

Take care of yourself first. Later, you'll be able to give if you want to. If you feel convicted to give regardless, then do so; but otherwise, take it easy.
Current Location: land of the mostly unemployed
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Date:January 15th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Well said, Iz.
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Date:January 15th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
You might try offering a fic or something else here: http://community.livejournal.com/help_haiti/. PS, I haven't yet got your address for the Lois McMaster Bujold novel (incidentally, I got a couple more since, so remind me all the ones you wanted).
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Date:January 15th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
I sent you my address in a LiveJournal private message, it should be in your inbox. Let me know if you still can't find it and I'll resend. (I bought Brothers in Arms since I made that post, but Mirror Dance or Memory or Komarr or A Civil Campaign I still need.)

I don't have time or energy to write fic for donation right now. It's all I can do to manage the life I have at the moment--hence this post. :)
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Date:January 15th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Very very true.

Since I perpetually have more crap then money, I'm probably going to throw a few cels I haven't been able to sell (for $5 even) up as charity auctions. I've done charity auctions on eBay before and they've gone pretty well.
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Date:January 15th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Absolutely true! The trouble actually lies with people like certain members of my family, who (although they're lightning-quick to buy piles of unnecessary items for themselves) would never donate a nickel to any cause whatsoever, no matter who was suffering. You should rest easy, Iz, because your intentions are good. I wish everyone could say the same.

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