Seriously, Mother Nature, we goddam get it. We are sinners in the hands of an angry planet.
Entire towns gone. Millions homeless. Aid choked off in places because it's a political hot zone. Considering last month I blogged -- and we raised a fantastic amount of money -- for disaster relief in one of the richest countries in the world, for a disaster an order of magnitude less horrible than this, I've switched the sidebar over. As always, I'll match all donations. The only caveat is that I'm going to do a bit of research and find the most straight-line route to getting the money somewhere on the ground. It may still wind up being Red Cross, but we'll see.
Personally, I want to raise at least as much money for the Kashmir victims as I did for Katrina for a variety of reasons. However, knowing many of you went to the wall for the Katrina relief, I'm not going to hit you up harder -- I'm going to try to add even MORE value to the blog. It's incumbent upon me to squeeze a single buck out of the several thouand humans who visit here every month. We'll have even more screenwriting advice, more political writing, more sci-culture writing ... and I'm going to hit up some humans I'm working with for some very, very VERY cool geek auction items we'll toss up on E-Bay. I'm not promising a pair of Mark Waid's underwear, guaranteed worn at least once, but I think that's a very likely possibility. Particularly after our last party.
Now as I said, I'm pretty stacked for October so I wasn't expecting to produce much. (although The Crazification Factor has become ridiculously popular on the web, who knew?) This fundraiser will be open-ended, probably rolling into Novemeber.
So, back to work. And remember, as always, I'm not hitting you up. You find something amusing or interesting, drop in a buck.
Take care, and hope everyone within blogshot is safe and warm.