If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed me tweeting up a storm on Friday, for that was the day that the music download site Bandcamp was donating their cut from all their sales to the ACLU. (They raised around $100,000, BTW.) I was happy to add a small amount to that. All the tweeting that was flying during Friday has given me an idea for a new series of blog posts, which I hope to start rolling out later this month.
I've mentioned my fondness for Kari Zev, the airship pirate captain with a pet monkey who appears in the new Magic: The Gathering set Aether Revolt. I did order a playset (4 cards) of each card she appears on, along with a token card for her monkey Ragavan. Well, between the company I ordered from making a slight mistake, some lucky packs of cards and an impulse buy from the website of artist Sara Winters...I seem to suddenly have a small Kari Zev collection.
I am now trying my best to convince myself not to add to it. I easily could. There are more prints. There are non-English cards. There are foil cards. There are blanked-back artist's proof cards. There's a playmat. But I will be strong. I will defy temptation. I hope.
Oh, hey, it's another 99 cent sale for plenty of science fiction and fantasy ebooks! Ends today! Go!
And speaking of 99 cents - the amazing Kate Danley has released a new short story, "Galatea And Pygmalion", as part of the new collection Once Upon A Kiss, which features 17 fairy tales with a twist! Find out more at Kate's site.
Finally: This past week marked Elisabeth Sladen's birthday and I'm not crying you're crying