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GSA bake sale is over. Raised… I don’t know how much, actually. I myself am responsible for raising at least $24 for the local GSA through the sale of my pumpkin walnut chocolate-chip cookies. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the lemon poppyseed cookies to school until yesterday.

Made some more glass beads, and there is the possibility of me being able to borrow a dual-fuel torch in town. Finally! I’ll be able to work in a reducing flame. Essential for many of the most fascinating aspects of glass. I also accidentally developed a ‘new’ technique. Take vermiculite beads and dip the bead in while it’s still hot, then later remove the vermiculite beads. You’ve got a pitted surface, which looks stunning on a transparent or clear glass.

Kind of disappointed in the lack of obvious recent activity surrounding the therian commune project on the Werelist. I am, frankly, halfway tempted to talk to Savage about starting a subforum in the Planning subforum of the Gatherings forum. I know it would always be a long way away, but I still feel like a lot of planning could be done even years ahead of time. I also sort of want to make a checklist or something. Because I want to make this idea a reality; I was thinking about it back in… around 2009, I think, when I was swapping emails with a now-departed Swedish wolf therian on a regular basis. Many of my ideas were harebrained, but some weren’t. Mostly we talked about income sources, since the idea was that it would be a separate community, and one of the main ideas mentioned was art—because so many of us are artists of some stripe. While the commune that seems most likely to form in the Northwest seems unlikely to be separate, some sort of… socialized income reservoir for either emergency help for members or group projects would be useful. I was thinking of wording it like this.

I was thinking recently about income and group projects. And I was thinking, what about some sort of centralized system where there’s a central community fund, to be used for things that benefit the entire community or for emergency aid (like if someone’s house burns down). It would be maintained by selling things like community-owned vegetables and fruits (like in the greenhouse), or maybe also some sort of arrangement, since many of us are artists of some sort, where you could use community-owned materials to produce an art piece, and then when it sold the central fund would take a cut to go back to buying things for the commons. Entirely voluntary, of course.

What does everybody think?

In other therianthropy-related stuff, I am currently working on what I’m calling “A Skeptic’s Guide to Therianthropy and Otherkin.” It’s written at people who are skeptics but aren’t assholes who go around saying ‘hur hur your insane’ without providing valid reasons. To them I have a clause at the introduction that says something along the lines of, “Look up the term ‘fallacy’.”

I would like, again, to take the opportunity to pimp Boston By Night, say you all should join, and promise cookies.


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