Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fandom Gives Back 2010

I should seriously own a purple fuzzy hat and cane for all the pimping I do.

So, Fandom Gives back is underway and I couldn't be more excited. Alex's Lemonade Stand is an amazing organization helping children fight cancer. You can read all about its inception HERE. Peter Facinelli, PFach as he's affectionately called, has lent his celebrity to promoting this charity. The lovely ladies of the fandom have taken that a step further and rounded up some of the greatest authors, artists, and bobble owners to offer their services and items.

Back in the day when I actually had a job and a thousand other things going on, I signed up for but pulled out of participating in FGB because of said shit to do. I thoroughly regret this decision. Not just because I have a shitload of time on my hands now, but because this charity and event are much bigger than anything I ever had going. In any event, I'm here to give you some of the auctions I'm bidding on. I'm pimping like a beast! *insert Reaper here*


Jackson/Monkey Related Auctions
Cast-signed New Moon DVD
While it doesn't necessarily say which cast members signed it, you can clearly see Jackson's signature on the second disc.

Autographed Picture Of Jackson
If I'm not mistaken, this picture is actually a manip. The important thing is that Jackson's lovely mug is on it as is his signature.

Signed "Grape" CD
As plain as vanilla ice cream, you can see that each of the boys signed this puppy!


Authors/Stories
TellMeTheTruth
It's absolutely no secret that I fangirl over her stories. The woman can write her face off. She touches on subjects that most stay away from and she's eloquent as fuck (unlike me as you can see in that last sentence). In addition to her writing skills, she's also one of the few RPF writers involved, if not the only one. I searched through the descriptions of other authors and every single one of them said "No RPF" for the winner's choice of story. RPF is seriously not represented in this charity auction so please show TellMeTheTruth and RPF your support by bidding on her auction.

FeistyYBeden
I can't even tell you how much I adore this woman. She's an unbelievably talented writer, random as hell, and funny as FUCK! Having Feisty write a story for you and you alone is like Obama inviting you the White House. No joke. She's written "Goodnight Noises, Everwhere" and "Sleepers, Awake," both of which will leave you breathless.

JMCullen
This wonderful woman created Abandonward, the Edward from The Unaccompanied Soul. This fic OWNS my ass. There are no words to describe her Edward. If you're not already reading this story, I strongly urge you to start. There's a team set up for this one shot. I don't know if there's still time to get on the team, but you can contact @Sophz456 to find out.

Sophz456
S holds a special place in my heart because I knew her before I knew her. She's the author of Time Is Running Out, a Rob RPF which, unfortunately, is on hiatus right now. When I started reading her current story, Camisado,I had no idea she was the author. This story is massive WIN. Bella's strong in her determination but weak in her attraction for Edward, someone who needs her touch to just get through a difficult situation. There's a team for this auction, as well. Again, I don't know if it's too late to join but contact her at @Sophz456 to find out.

Lace Kittens
Lace Kittens. Sounds like expensive lingerie, right? Well, you're correct. Actually, it's the penname for two authors, Kitty Cullen-03 and lacym3. You can find their FF info HERE. They're offering an outtake from "Pushing Limits," a Jasper/Bella fic. Bid! Why? Cuz they're J/B folk, cuz they're cheap (Kitty's leg knows what I'm talking about), and it's for a good cause. Represent the non-canons out there!

For The Love Of Lisa
A few months ago, the fandom lost an author who was loved by many. LAMSKE was the author of Small Town Gossip, and, while her other stories were just as amazing, they were taken down by her family. A group of well-known authors have come together to offer you a total of 7 one-shots based on a photograph from Images Without Borders in her name. In addition to helping out ALSF, you'll also help keep LAMSKE's memory alive.

Other
Operafied Song!
Remember earlier when I gushed about FeistyYBeden? I'm about to do it again. So, not only does the woman have that ridiculous writing talent, but she's a fucking opera singer. You heard me right. Opera singer! Not only that, but she fuses her fuckawesome singing skills with snarky videos. Here's my favorite cuz it fully promotes #TeamJasperPianocide and I have a weakness for 80s George Michael. Anyone who knows anything about vocal abilities knows that opera is the most difficult thing in the world to sing. So, go watch and bid on her cuz she's fucking amazing and I adore her labia (you'll only understand that if you follow her on Twitter, @FeistyYBeden). P.S. I suggest watching the video twice so that you can first bathe in the wonder that is her voice and then die of laughter from the video.

Vegan & Organic Bath & Body Gift Set
So, my birthday's in April... *kicks dirt* Just kidding. But there's nothing like having some cute personal products that don't harm the creatures or our planet. Cuz who really wants soap that has animal flesh in it? OK, so that's an exaggeration but you know what I'm trying to say. It's a cute gift basket that doesn't harm the animals or the environment. Get on that!

Handiangel's Posh Brit Accent
I know that C, CD's not a o/s but how amazing would it be to have her do a read along to my horrific writing style in that voice? Maybe I could just ask @misskikieg.... Anyway, if you have a o/s and want that fucker read with grace and poise and another word associated with English accents, click on that shit.


I don't expect you to bid on everything, obviously. But I do ask that you bid on at least one thing from FGB. The money goes to a great organization and it shows the world that the Twidom isn't all about the scary and crazy bitches featured on Oprah and Kimmel. There IS substance here, and this is one way of proving that.

You can follow @fandomgivesback for up to date info on the auction. ALSF also has a Twitter, @AlexsLemonade. Last, but certainly not least, don't forget to give a shout out to the ladies running the show. It take a lot of time and effort to pull something like this off and my hat's off to them for doing such an amazing job of it. <3

Con Amore Siempre,
Iris

W I N !