Monday, March 25, 2013

What's Your Sigil?

I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones - both the show on HBO and the amazing books by George R. R. Martin. (Game of Thrones is the first book in the series, which is called A Song of Ice and Fire.

You may already have seen HBO's cool new promotion for the show at, where you can create your own House Sigil, like the Starks and the Lannisters. Warning: it's addictive!

My first stab looked like this - based on Berry's Second Law (per my father) which is the motto:

The dragon and the unicorn face outward, as if searching, each symbolizing a different aspect of love.

Berry's First Law is: "When in Doubt, Go Left," which would also make a good motto, seems to me.

Then my best friend told me no, obviously my motto is:

Yes, it's a line from the movie version of Fellowship of the Ring, spoken by Galadriel. As soon as he saw her get all glowy and crazy when she was tempted by the ring, my best friend pointed at me and said - "That's you."

The symbol is a phoenix because it just looked right to me - kind of like Galadriel with her arms out, radiating power, immortal, death/birth. 

One's friends give one an interesting perspective on one. Don't they?

Yes, I love the color green, so I keep using it. Maybe the "All Shall Love Me" sigil should be black or red, with a skull or something.

Or perhaps to show we don't take it all quite so seriously:

What's your sigil?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Big Fat Sale on OTHERKIN E-books - Everywhere!

I'm locked deep into writing book 3, so these posts are infrequent, but my publisher just pointed out that the first book in my series, OTHERKIN is on sale... everywhere for $2.99.

Well, in electronic formats.

You can get it for $2.99 on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, and Sony until March 25.

That's next Monday!

Blerg. I better have a lot more of book 3 written by then. I know where I'm going, but it always takes longer to get there than you think...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In Which Othermoon is Trending

Spotted in the Trending section of the Nook main page...


I Just Backed the Veronica Mars Movie On Kickstarter because... it's VERONICA MARS, people!

VERONICA MARS. One of the best TV series ever to feature a teen protagonist. Now the creator, Rob Thomas, and the star, Kristen Bell, have a Kickstarter going to fund a movie.

Hell, yes!

Me, I pledged enough to get the t-shirt, script pdf, and a digital download of the finished movie. I have no doubt this project will fund, but I just had to share because I want to see this movie NOW!

Monday, March 11, 2013

In Which I Get Very Angry on a Monday Morning

Sitting in my car in my garage this morning, quick check of email on my phone for the first time today.

Scroll down the list of emails from non-profits and advocacy groups. La la la.

See headline: "Mother Bear Kills Cub and Self to Escape Life of Bile 'Milking.'"

Go from 1 to 10 on the rage meter. Eyes tear. Look around for something to rend or throw.

Tell self to calm down.

Start to drive to work.

Unable to get thoughts of animal torture and despair out of head. Wiping surreptitiously under eyes, knowing other drivers aren't looking anyway.

Tell self to calm down again. Remind self that suicide is a touchy subject due to a friend that killed herself.

Ponder the intelligence and emotion in a bear that would rather kill her cub and then herself than continue to live in agony.

Decide for umpteenth time that animals are smarter and more emotional than most humans will ever know. Try to push images of vast animal abuse all over the globe out of head.

Gaze at pedestrians on Hollywood Boulevard. Wonder if they're nice people or evil sons of bitches.

Picture pitched battle with persona of "Despair," using cool ninja martial arts moves.

Imagine donning Iron Man suit, flying over to China, and gunning down any and all humans involved in this vile practice of 'milking' bear bile.

Get to work.

Turn on computer. Get tea. Go immediately to article to find organization who is fighting this practice.

Find Animals Asia online.

Immediately sign petition to end bear bile farming in China.

Post petition to Twitter, trying not to knock every item off my desk in impotent rage. Reflect on how doing that could raise questions about my sanity and then I'd just have to pick everything up off the floor anyway. Also, losing job and/or getting locked up for crazy behavior would strongly curtail my ability to donate money or advocate for these bears or other animals in any way.

Donate money to Animals Asia.

Ponder moving to China to volunteer/work for Animals Asia and help the bears they save.

Realize this is unrealistic. Calming down. Remind myself of all the good that people do as well as all the horror.

Write blog post to channel remaining fury.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Cat Font Fun on Vacation

I'm currently on vacation, but had to stop by to share this cat font generator. Looks like they took photos of sleeping kitties and used the image to form a letter. Try it!



(In case you can't read cat, that spells FUN.)