Datamancer was one of the inspirational mainstays of the community, and his loss is felt by many, especially his family. Thomas Willeford of Brute Force Leather is working to raise funds to go to his family in this time of grief. He says:
I don’t just want to give condolences to my friend’s family. I want to do as much actual good as I can.
I am auctioning off this Signed and Dated Datamancer Keyboard. Sadly, there will not be more like this ever again. If you have ever thought that you just have to have one, this is your chance. Help keep his legacy alive.
Every penny is going to his family.
I have contacted them directly to ensure this is done with good grace and honor toward his name.
Any help spreading the word or bidding towards this special piece of art will be greatly appreciated.
Good to finally know about this. I had seen a reference to it recently, but assumed that this was another case where they were just giving some people lower doses than they needed. But no, apparently adjusting the dosage by body weight doesn’t even help. :( How that even works, I have no idea, but yeah.
This has no doubt already affected a lot of people, with a drug they really do not want to fail. The weight limits for effectiveness aren’t even that high. I mean, I fall within the borderline range when I’m thin. And I saw that described as “severely overweight” or some such BS before, to throw in a splash of victim blaming over medication just not working properly.
At least there are other options available, but this is super-important info.
So, I took plan B once. BC failure, went in because I was 19 and avoiding getting pregnant seemed like a good idea. I wasn’t quite at my thinnest since puberty but I was pretty close- but I was still over this weight cut off. So I guess I’m lucky nothing fertilized? o_0 (Thankfully I’m on a BC Pill that works for me now, even though I’m on it for medical reasons.)
VERY IMPORTANT INFO. Thanks for clearly noting this on medication packages OH WAIT THEY DIDN’T.
The folks who pledged to the Dark Side Of The Moon On Cello Kickstarter at the “cello cover request” reward level have graciously allowed for their requests to be made publicly available. Here they are!
This, and his Dark Side of the Moon on Cello are highly recommended for anyone who likes my work but wishes my covers were A. just cello and B. mostly Pink Floyd. Great stuff here.
Nanowrimo thought for the day: Stories and books are artsy, but they’re mechanical too. If you’re having trouble making your novel run consider taking a book you like and outlining the hell out of it, chapter by chapter. Drill down further if you need to. Outline individual scenes and dismantle…