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Lyndsay Faye dabbles in
heroism, madness, murder, fashion, food, and comedy.
In no particular order.

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!” 

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the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.

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Why should Merry be left behind? He has as much cause go to war as you! Why can he not fight for those he loves?

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A Public Apology to Dashcon

In light of this article, which was in response to this post, I feel the time has come for me to issue a public apology to Dashcon for the extra room charges I incurred during my infamous stay at the Renaissance Schaumburg.

The Baker Street Babes were honored to be invited to the con as special guests, and thoroughly enjoyed our live podcast with emmagrant01, and could not have been more thrilled by meeting fellow Sherlockians whose cosplay, commentary, questions, support, and enthusiasm were incredibly inspiring.

That being said, some might have heard that Dashcon experienced a few technical glitches in their execution of the convention itself.  After charging their legit ticket price of $65 to people who flew from Australia to be there (I physically talked to those nice people, they were sobbing in a hallway thinking the con was about to be canceled, true facts), and then holding a $17,000 charity prom to save injured dolphins, and then nurturing the sick dolphins in a ball pit, and then offering a chance to swim with the dolphins amongst said balls, because Welcome to Night Vale had to rush off to attend to another dolphin-related emergency, my hotel bill was initially charged to my credit card despite the fact they offered to pay for our stay there. 

It became clear after Dashcon published their clarification of events as they unfolded that I incurred “incidental charges that are not in [Dashcon’s] jurisdiction to make public.”  This is true, and I hereby issue a public apology explaining exactly what these charges entailed:

—dolphin-related emergency funds

—porn, because I was at a Tumblr conference, so obviously I have no idea where to find a website that might offer me porn free of charge?  Can anyone help me find a website, possibly with a dash, that offers porn?  If Tumblr users could please assist me in finding porn, which is elusive, I would be so grateful

—three male and two female prostitutes, all of whom I forced to wear deerstalkers they had to call “ear hats”

—a metric asston of alcohol (this part would be true if you think five or six drinks qualifies for a metric asston)

—an extra hour in the ball pit

—a private detective who I instructed to look for my sanity

—dry cleaning because I spent an hour with the dolphins in the ball pit, and I was accidentally wearing a silk cocktail dress because I don’t plan things very well ahead of time

—huge amounts of cocaine, but not for me, for the dolphins

—you can put prostitutes on the room charge, right? Cause I added moar prostitutes

—a new cell phone for Megan Eli, organizer of the con, whose phone sadly didn’t work at the time when everyone else’s phone was working, and whose phone is still broken, because she hasn’t called me back to explain what happened, so I anticipated that, and charged it to the hotel

—two dolphins to call my very own

—a gratuity for the brilliant hotel staff

—a barrel of rum

This concludes my public apology, and I would like to thank Dashcon again for having me.  Putting all those charges on the room was unacceptable behavior, and…well, mea culpa.  As people say when something is their fault.

therandomactorg:

We have received many emails and social media inquiries relating to a partnership with DashCon which took place in Illinois over this past weekend (July 11-13).  
We did not have any formal partnership in place with DashCon. One of DashCon’s administrators completed a Volunteer Fundraiser form and was approved to run a fundraiser benefiting Random Acts at DashCon. We were only recently made aware of the language used on DashCon’s tumblr page regarding this event, and have asked them to remove the language even now that the convention is over to ensure there is no more confusion. 
Many of your emails included allegations and concerns about mismanagement of funds. We are investigating these concerns vigorously. We have contacted the individual by email and by phone. On the phone, early Sunday afternoon, she agreed to cease fundraising for Random Acts. 
As of now, we do not know if funds were collected prior to that time. Subsequent emails to the individual asking that both the misleading language be removed and that we be given an accounting of any funds collected with a date when they will be transferred have gone unanswered. 
We will continue to monitor the situation. If you donated money to anyone at DashCon that was intended as a donation for Random Acts, please contact Lindsay Heffernan, Development Manager, at lindsay@therandomact.org. If you were given a receipt for your donation, please also attach a copy. If you did not receive a receipt, it may not be possible to trace your donation. Remember when donating, particularly if you donated cash, to always ask for a receipt.
 Thanks, and we hope to have this matter resolved swiftly.

And the gift just keeps on giving.

therandomactorg:

We have received many emails and social media inquiries relating to a partnership with DashCon which took place in Illinois over this past weekend (July 11-13).  

We did not have any formal partnership in place with DashCon. One of DashCon’s administrators completed a Volunteer Fundraiser form and was approved to run a fundraiser benefiting Random Acts at DashCon. We were only recently made aware of the language used on DashCon’s tumblr page regarding this event, and have asked them to remove the language even now that the convention is over to ensure there is no more confusion. 

Many of your emails included allegations and concerns about mismanagement of funds. We are investigating these concerns vigorously. We have contacted the individual by email and by phone. On the phone, early Sunday afternoon, she agreed to cease fundraising for Random Acts. 

As of now, we do not know if funds were collected prior to that time. Subsequent emails to the individual asking that both the misleading language be removed and that we be given an accounting of any funds collected with a date when they will be transferred have gone unanswered. 

We will continue to monitor the situation. If you donated money to anyone at DashCon that was intended as a donation for Random Acts, please contact Lindsay Heffernan, Development Manager, at lindsay@therandomact.org. If you were given a receipt for your donation, please also attach a copy. If you did not receive a receipt, it may not be possible to trace your donation. Remember when donating, particularly if you donated cash, to always ask for a receipt.

Thanks, and we hope to have this matter resolved swiftly.

And the gift just keeps on giving.

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alwaysstarwars:

Stunning portraits by Daniel Greene

Oh, SNAP, Princess Leia.

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rudolphofficial:

is michael cera even a real person?

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I’ve been commissioned to “write a book” by my neighbor’s 7 year old. I told her she had to give me a main character, what that person wants, and a setting. My next book (she has requested it “not be a chapter book”) will therefore be about a girl who wants a dog, set in a treehouse.

taikova:

extra sherlock doodles

These are magic.

taikova:

extra sherlock doodles

These are magic.

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