I've spent most of my spare time over the past week considering how to introduce this story. The ideas have ranged from "I'll let it speak for itself" supershort up to another variation on the Gen 2 announcement a couple weeks back, talking about the authors and characters. Ultimately, I decided what needed mention was something about how 'we' as a community move forward. And I had most of that written when I realized that I was using entirely too many words for what is actually a relatively simple concept:
E. E. Nalley's gofundme project to cover medical expenses for his neck injuries that impact his hands and thus his ability to write has raised $1100 (goal was $700). The project is still 'open' if you are interested in chipping in to make sure E. E. gets the care he needs. More details available at the gofundme project or in the forums.
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Merry Christmas and other holiday greetings
No matter what your religious, spiritual, or family traditions might be; I'd like to take this moment to offer my well wishes to all of you. From authors who I speak with nearly every day to readers who never register or actively participate in the community in any way; I hope all of you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.
For those of you who do not actively follow the forums discussions, I'd like to share something that came up this week. Most people may not be aware but E.E. injured his neck during the summer and has been having more and more trouble as the year progressed. One of the side effects of this alignment problem is that he has been experiencing increased problems with his hands... which greatly impacts both his regular employment and his writing. He has seen a doctor and they believe they can restore things with a series of treatments. Most of this is covered by insurance, but there are still some co-pay and other issues that he will need money to cover. To support this, E.E. has set up a gofundme project. This has already met its base goal due to the extreme generosity of a fan; however, I hope people will still consider tossing something in the hat to help out if you can manage it. I'm sure we all know that when dealing with medical stuff, there are always extra costs... even if its just a tank of gas to drive to the appointments.
As for this week's offering?
Let's go with Part 2 of Elrod's "Charging Buffalo, Hidden Dragon". You can find it over in the Canon Content section of the site.
Also, congratualations go out to Dom for being the first of the Fan Fiction Authors to navigate the publishing path for inclusion in the site Fan Fiction section. Part 1 of his story "Fate Sucks" can now be found in the Content->Fan Fiction section.
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New Library content
For today's new content, we're going to break in the Library section and give you something else from Bek. Enjoy "Chain of Custody" over in the Library shelves. This belongs in the Erinyes universe, if you're looking for similar stories. I don't think most of the Erinyes stories have gotten moved over here yet...
Well, we're rapidly approaching the release of the Gen 2 universe. We've also got some more combat finals and a bit more end of semester stuff before diving into the Fall 2007 school year. There's also one final section of Whisper in my 'to be published' pile.
I hope everyone has a great holiday season ahead of them.
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