Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Will Work for Food 4: A New Hope


Yet another reminder that our big Summer Pledge Drive is currently in full swing.

If you like Deus Ex Malcontent and you want to help keep it running and keep the guy behind it from having to blow strangers for change at the bus station, there are two ways you can do it: You can buy a copy of my memoir, Dead Star Twilight, by clicking here. Just follow the instructions and it will be downloaded to your computer as an e-book immediately. You can also donate money via the Paypal electronic tip jar in the right-hand sidebar of this screen (click the link that says "Donate").

You know, I had a conversation with a friend of mine today and she joked that I should make this entire drive about getting money to have the tattoo of Jayne's name removed from my shoulder -- like take pictures and chronicle its removal so readers would be able to see where their money was going.

Whattaya think?

13 comments:

Kat said...

Nah. Maybe look into getting a tattoo which can incorporate it/cover it, but I don't think you should get it removed. Good, bad or ugly, she's still part of you, no?

And thanks for the kickass blog. I bet if you were reduced to blowing strangers at a bus station, it would make for some interesting reading.

Anonymous said...

don't do it.

Anonymous said...

do what feels right to you.

Chez said...

I'm not getting it removed. I'll likely have it altered so that it says Inara's name. I've already talked to an artist about it -- although it's true that there's no way I have the money to spend on something like that right now.

Chez said...

Right is a little fuzzy these days.

gina said...

20 bucks towards the cause.

Sr. Wrangler said...

It is part of who you are. Morph it into what yore are becoming.

Suzy said...

chez, chez, chez... go down to miami, hop on a container ship at the port on it's way around the horn of africa. make sure the ship gets boarded by somali pirates, do something heroic and you'll have your book deal, the cash that goes with it, and a really good idea to cover that fucking tat.

Anonymous said...

So now you are offering lappers?

Ew. Better movie ref. though.

kanye said...

Have a circle put around it and get it all blackened in. You can tell people it's the hole where your heart used to be.

Jesus, I'm no fun before coffee.

Actually, you should put up a pic of the offending tatt--give us a better idea of what there is to work with. Get enough people looking at it, maybe someone comes up with that's truly inspired. The old "1,000 Rhesus monkeys typing" theory.

brite said...

I like the change to 'Inara', shouldn't be much of a stretch for any tat artist worth her/his ink.And always remember, things change, always.

Benoît from Ottawa said...

I'm of the opinion you should keep it. Your relationship didn't work, but that tattoo was gotten based on genuine feelings, no? It's part of your history (and I'm a fan of the 'warts and all' version of things).

I would get another one for Inara, also to be considered unobliteratable.

Well, you asked.

Nicole said...

Cover it with Inara's name, since she came from your marriage. But make sure there's no trace of Jayne's name left.

Yeah, I'm a bitch.