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Update on 9/5: Six weeks after her accident, Ella is now wandering the house and leaping up on beds and bunks and other things that need cat hair on them. She has a limp, which is probably permanent, but she's not letting that stop her. Read the full update here.

Update on 8/1: Ella is doing well! Anne got a second opinion from a surgeon, who said this type of pelvic fracture would heal better without surgery than with surgery. Ella's leg has moved back into the correct alignment, and she's getting feeling back in the leg. Anne is keeping Ella confined to a large dog crate during the day to prevent her from leaping or running and worsening the fracture. It will take four to six weeks for Ella to heal, and she'll need several more vet visits, but if things keep going as they have been, she won't need surgery.

I'll be posting Anne's updates later today. For now, you can read them directly on her Facebook.

The amazing outpouring of support you all have shown Ella enabled Anne to get a second opinion that she otherwise wouldn't have been able to get. She says, "I don't have to go with 'if it was my cat I wouldn't bother.'" It's also covering vet visits, painkillers, and all the other things that an extended injury brings. Anne isn't going to make a final reckoning until Ella is well and truly out of the woods, but right now, it looks like your donations will more than cover the rest of Ella's care.

Thank you all so much. Your generosity on behalf of Miss Ella is wondrous and staggering. As a personal friend of the little grey lady, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

This is Ella.
Ella in the fullness of her dignity

More pictures of Miss Ella. )

On Thursday night, Ella came home dragging herself by her forelegs. Anne rushed her to the emergency animal hospital. This is Ella's pelvis...
Ella's pelvis

...which is not supposed to look like that.

It will cost $1500 to $4500 to get medical care for Ella's broken pelvis--$1500 to amputate her leg, $4500 to pin the bone and save her leg. Anne just got hit with a ton of bills and doesn't have enough to cover either operation. Please, donate whatever you can to help save Ella's leg. (Or send a check if you don't want to use Wepay. Message me for the name and address.) Every little bit helps.

And if you can't donate, please repost. Friends-of-friends have already been a huge help.

Donations are now more than enough to cover Ella's medical expenses. Thank you all so, so much.

If you want to link to or repost this from any other platform, please do. Thank you to those of you who are getting the word out, and many, many thanks to those who have donated.

Send questions about donations to [ profile] morgansong, who's handling the fundraising for Anne. She can no longer accept Paypal donations because Paypal is having issues. Crisis averted.

Updates on Ella's condition and photos are in the comments: Sunday evening, Tuesday morning, and Tuesday evening. She's hanging in there. Brave little kitty. We've raised $1,548 $2,178 so far*--and by "us," I mean all of us, those who've donated and those who've spread the word. Thank you all so, so much. The kindness of strangers has been wonderful. The Internet has made the world a smaller place, and sometimes, it's a smaller, better place.

* $1,771.45 from Wepay and $406.16 from Paypal.
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What if that was true? Would if I gave you more space to voice your opinion on things that truly piss you off?

What makes your spine tingle? What makes you want to haul off and punch someone?

I'll weigh in at the intermission, but you're more than welcome to punch me!
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I'm posting this because... it's true.  And beautiful.  And I'm terrifyingly homesick. 

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What's the appeal of "real person" fics?

I'm not being rhetorical or a smart ass-- I honestly am curious, because there's obviously an appeal, and I'm not sure I understand it.  Is it sort of like having a god complex?  That is, if you write/ read about real people, it's as if you are able to control the world in a way that you will never have the opportunity to do?

Any opinions on this are welcome and hoped for.  I like knowing why people write/read what they do.

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I've been known to enjoy a rare steak.  I'm no vegetarian, even though I've been though as such, because I'm an elliptical carnivore. Given my druthers, I would not choose protein as part of my eatery, not as a conscious choice, but as a preference.  I love vegetables and starches.  If I can, I'm going to load up my plate with side dishes, not the main meaty course.  That is, until I spaz in a low-iron moment, and then I want a slab of animal muscle as rare as possible.

But I cannot abide by this retardedness.
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Soldiers' Angels

I'm not trying to launch into a political debate or shout out or anything like that.

I was just thinking about my family's military history, and how incredibly sad and lonely it must be under the stars in Iraq if no one is writing to you or sending you treats.

I adopted a soldier today, and I'm so excited.  So I thought I'd share this with my friends' list.  It's been such a shitastic time for me of late, and this really brightened my day.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Chat, weary
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Gosh almighty!

You are one of the most talented, kind people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

You are dear. You are thoughtful. You are brilliant.

I'm lucky to know you. I'm luckier to work with you in any capacity.

Happy birthday to you, and all the very best wishes to you and yours.

I hope this next year of life is even more fun and fulfilling than the last.

Chat, hopefull
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I'm focusing on the good today:

1. Teaching is going really well! My freshmen are fairly chatty with somewhat interesting contributions! First quiz went terribly, but I didn't count it, and I think it skeered them a little. Mee he he!

2. My gimpy shoulder is getting better. I stink like Icy Hot but... it's doing a lot better. Thank you Doctor Sean!

3. My herbs are growing amazingly well (except for my Hot-n-Spicy Oregano *pouts*) and Mam and I got some gorgeous plants to put in the front garden. Yum yum yum. Planting them suckers tomorrow. Woo!

4. Tabby and Tortie are doing great.

5. *waves at hacker* Hi there hacker! You thought you could fuck with Holmesian, huh? You thought you could come to MY house and jack up MY SHIZ? Eh... no. Grow up and go attack a NAMBLA website. Special sexy thanks to my dearest London Cabbie, my angelfood Cookie, charming Frankymole, a wonderful Computer Science prof and the staff at Invision. I guess it's good that we got hacked. Got me off my mopey ass and got me all varieties of pissed off.

Vernet, if you happen to read this... OMG I'm sorry the banner hasn't been corrected. I dunno how to fix it, so I have to wait for tech support to school my tush. It's not lost... it's just... giving me the finger. Vernet!Holmes is literally flicking me off. I do promise that I'm going to get it fixed asap. *mwah*

I'm going to start plotting out a full-length pastiche tomorrow, in between prepping for my class and such insanity. I need to channel some of this crazy into something tangible.

Or better yet, I'll actually *gasp* write the next chapter of Buds. God forbid I actually FINISH a project, right? ;)


Chat, cheery
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My Chat Noir passed away today, very unexpectedly.

I won't be online for some time.

I'll see you all soon.
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Taking the plunge. Am requesting dearest darling Dr. John Watson.

Prompt Table )
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I have some fun, fun news!

Russell Rothberg, the Fox network executive who oversees "House," is going to do an interview for me to post on Holmesian!

First, he's totally nice and lovely and charming. Second, he's got the inside insight into the show. Third, he's just awesome!

I know I have questions, but I'm sure many of you have better questions than me! We are opening question-posing to registered members only, but feel free to spread the word to all Holmes fans and House fans! Tell them to come join us on HN and let me know what we should ask!


Chat, bouncy
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It's been a long time coming... and yes, there's a dirty joke in there...

But I'm so pleased and proud:!

A message board for all things Holmes! Canon, King, Brett, Rathbone, fan fiction, art-- you name it, it's going to be discussed!

Including dear Mr. Holmes vs. Erik if that's yer kink. ;)


Chat, cheery
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Tired of Susan Kay raping the canon?

Tired of phans raping Susan Kay?

Tired of bad grammar raping the phangirls?

Come join us in our book rubbing!

Modern Day Leroux Fundamentalists

I was just reading another damn "Kay Kicks Leroux's ASS" post on POS, and it reminded me that I'd forgotten to let ya'll know about the new community. MOO HAA HAA! Feel free to bring your rage and humor on in here! And be sure to cut/paste the best of the Leroux bashing. RAWR!

Chat, naughty

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