Welcome to Bulgarian Bon Bon
Reveling in geekdom since 2003.
For anyone who might actually give a rip, I'm once again doing a distance challenge for charity-type and healthy-type purposes. I intend to Run Like You Stole It in 2012, for a total of 1200 miles. Once again, if you would like to donate, you not only get a tax break, if you would like, I would gladly take a prompt request in return. Also, I have written again, inspired quite a lot by Snuff. I don't know why, but the natural philosophy stylings of one of the young characters made me feel strongly he might have a future in medicine, and therefore, Patients Wearing Thin happened.
To help celebrate Towel Day and Wear The Lilac Day (a.k.a. The Glorious 25th of May, a.k.a Young Sam Vimes's birthday), I've added Paying A Debt to the Fanfiction section. It wasn't quite planned to coincide this well, but it's definitely a happy accident that I was bitten by the writing bug on this long-dormant fic. Er... on second thought, I totally planned it that way, guv.
Rincewind now has a touristy little companion in Twoflower. After some living and learning and trial and error, the little Agatean who <3s Anhk-Morpork is with us in the... fiber.
New year, new fanfic! Someone prompted me to write a little more about the conversation between Fred Colon and Sam Vimes referenced in Bad Day, so I did. The result, Telling, has been added to the Fanfiction page. Possible minor book spoilers through The Fifth Elephant, I suppose.
Also, in other news, I'm setting myself a Discworld-related New Year's resolution, to run the equivalent of the distance (according to Wikipedia, anyway) from Ankh-Morpork to Lancre. In addition to getting myself into almost Rincewind-proportion fleeing shape, I'm raising money and awareness for Free Wheelchair Mission. You can learn more about this charity, my resolution and donate directly to the cause, if you feel so inclined, by visiting my footnote-laden fundraising page. Your donation goes directly to the charity, not me, and is of course, tax-deductible and all that jazz.
Hopefully you've gotten enough enjoyment out of the site and are sufficiently moved by the work this charity does that you're willing to at least consider a small donation by the end of the year. I don't offer bribes above the level of "beer and doughnuts", which not even Commander Vimes would consider bribery. Since I can't email you a beer and a doughnut, I'm offering writing. Should you feel like pledging a donation and would like a bit of a personalized thank you in form of fanfic to go with your warm fuzzies, contact me with your fic prompt and I'll probably give it a whirl.
Now, for the fine print, sort of. Some people, I gather, enjoy prompting other writers. Consider this kind of like going to a piano bar. Without the piano, the inevitable request for "Linus and Lucy" and the brandy snifter for tips. You're obviously not obligated to make the donation right away, you've got all of 2011 rattle your drawers for Anoia and scare up some loose change if you like. I reserve the right to politely decline if I just can't see myself writing your fic prompt convincingly. Anyone scouting around my fanfic page will probably be able to tell what I'm likely to write. Obviously I've got a bit of thing of late for Discworld in general and the Vimeses in particular and I'm kind of attached to canon, so I'm highly unlikely to be willing to write, say, Sam leaving Sybil for Rincewind. It can be as simple as "Hey, do another of those Discworld music memes like you posted on Livejournal ages ago." or "Gimme shmoop involving Granny Weatherwax and Mustrum Ridcully." You can toss me some random words and some characters. You can specify that it's a different Trouser Leg of Time. You can head me toward an existing community prompt or challenge. You can point me to a particular song or picture as a prompt. I'll probably consider darned near anything that seems plausible or workable to me, though I might have to let it marinate for a while before I get any ideas. It seems like good fun, it gives me a chance to thank you, it might spark some interesting writing and it gives the honor system a bit of an airing. The little ole contact link up there at the top works and I promise, I check email frequently.
And... erm... obviously I'm in the midst of redoing the site design. The site will probably end up being streamlined a tad and of course, it's going to have a new look and color scheme. I'm a bit bored with the old one, so I thought it high time to shuffle things around a bit. Everything should still work, I hope, with no borked links, but if you spot one that hasn't been rectified, let me know.