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05 July 2010 @ 11:52 am
Crowdfunding for Clarion special offer: Make Shweta Sweat!  
So you guys!  We currently have a bit over $125$150 in donations, before the matching that dormouse_in_tea  and I are doing!  This means that the next three four poems (two long, one two short) are fully funded, and (since some people have pledged an amount per poem) all the rest are partially funded -- and there is even a chance we'll go over the threshold I'd been aiming for (namely, $30 a week for one long poem and one short poem).

But wait, you're saying.  Why would we bother to go over threshold?  Well!  Here is the pledge:  I shall post one cross-cultural tarot sonnet* for every $10 you guys put in over the final threshold of $180. As many as possible will be in my final week-6 post, but I'm not going to post anything that's not good enough, so if I don't manage I'll just keep going till I've given you guys your money's worth.

Of course, we still need more pledges to make the final threshold, let alone go over it, but I am optimistic, so I'd better get cracking :D

* Like these:  Triumph XVIII: Maya, Triumph XVII: Katha, Triumph XII: Tapah.
 
 
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Erzebet YellowBoy: ToLerzebet on July 5th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Oh my. Not the tarot! What is the donation deadline? Where is the threshold now? How much do you need? *flails*

I have a thing for tarot. Omg.
shweta_narayan: authorpic1shweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
lj only just notified me of this comment. Weird!

Yes the tarot! *grins*
Donation deadline is, um, a few weeks from now, and we're at just over $150 out of 180!
Erzebet YellowBoyerzebet on July 6th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
Right. Keep us updated. I will have tarot! :D
Niamh Sageniamh_sage on July 5th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
*empties Paypal account into Clarion* ($18.23, blame the exchange rate for the funny number)

Triumph XVIII: Maya is one of my all-time favourite poems, especially in combination with the beautiful art you did for it. I would love to see more tarot poetry!

shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Meep! Wow, thank you! You just got us a bit past $150, so we're now committed to the full amount we're matching, and very nearly to the overall goal.

*eyes the tarot sonnets she's been poking at and now needs to write, stat*
Niamh Sageniamh_sage on July 5th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! :D Best of luck with reaching the overall goal.

Is it just the major arcana you're writing sonnets for, or the whole deck (eep) ?
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
It's, um, "just" the major arcana :)
Nathanielelsmi on July 5th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Unless you get more than $190 (or whatever) in excess donations, I guess :-)
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Er.
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on July 5th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
. . . can I sit here and admire the ebil? Because that was kinda ebil. *admires!*
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
I have to admit a certain amount of admiration for elsmi's ebil in general :)
Nathanielelsmi on July 5th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
*confused* This is the "make Shweta sweat" page right? It says so right at the top!

See, I was just following instructions.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
You are a good instruction follower dear.
Just remember that YOU will be the one making me tea while I sweat.
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on July 5th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
You do, in an exemplary and going-above-and-beyond fashion! I admire this also! :D
Niamh Sageniamh_sage on July 5th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oops sorry, of course it's not 'just' the major arcana. :$ Do you hope to collect them all in one volume eventually?
shweta_narayan: aieeeeshweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
That would require writing them all first! Maybe if I hide under the couch...
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on July 5th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
*admiring look* And here I'd been wondering "What NOW" but clearly you are so far ahead of the game! This is fantastic, what you are doing is amazing.
shweta_narayan: authorpic1shweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
I thought of it, and posted before I could have second thoughts!
Now I am remembering how much work those are, and having second thoughts :D
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on July 5th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
*snickering*

Well, really. I'm sure *no one* will protest if it takes time to finish and upload them. There are days when one turns the tap for "instant deathless art" and find the pipes dun froze.
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on July 5th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
Also with....um. I was not anticipating the speed, and do not have $150 in my paypal linked account. So I will have to wait until tomorrow to do that, so I can hit the credit union and the bank and move money around.

Yay!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 5th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
No worries! Any time before the end of Clarion is good :)
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