Help a Genderfluid Vanatru Heathen Get Going!

https://www.youcaring.com/deeshull-741615

Dee Shull is a close friend of mine, as well as my apprentice, and the semi-official 2nd running the Vanic Conspiracy. You may remember this image and poem on which we collaborated several months ago:

"I am fluid"

Dee is a genderfluid writer, queer communications expert, and a very talented Tarot reader!

Dee is raising funds for two essential purposes: To pay for legal gender identity changes, and to replace their suddenly nonfunctional car.

Donate! Share!

–Ember–

P.S. Apologies to Dee. I meant to post this two weeks ago, but have been up to my eyeballs in preparations for PantheaCon, and kept forgetting! *blush*
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Hail Keith “Cynan” Roberts! Rest Well, Old Friend.

Keith Roberts, better known to the extended SF Bay Area Pagan, Fandom, SCA, Poly, etc. communities as Cynan, died earlier today.

I’m not up for writing a glowing obituary just yet. Cynan was a dear friend of mine, and I was absolutely wrecked when we thought we lost him on Monday. I knew that his being in a medical coma on life support thereafter simply meant that his beloved wife Kim was being left with the difficult choice of when to pull him off of that support.

She chose today. Those who were able to attend in person were welcome. I was not able to do so, but I sang for him on Monday, and last night. By the time I woke up today, he had passed on. I have a candle burning for him to guide his passing now.

I first met Cynan at sci fi conventions when I was a teenager. He was unconditionally supportive, and gently honest. He treated me as having the mind and agency of an adult, but gave me the protection due a child, which was exactly what I needed. When I joined the Pagan community, he was there, supportive as always. Throughout my life he has been there. Not every day, but at regular, trustworthy intervals.

He always loved my singing, and I knew from the clarity of his own beautiful voice that this was high praise indeed offered from someone who knew singing well.

I don’t know what to say to praise him, honestly. I’m still wrapped up in my own loss with his absence from the community.

A lot of people are mourning our friend, brother, uncle, mentor.

Please be supportive if you can, especially to Kim. [Edit] There is a GoFundMe to help her handle the expenses associated with this loss. 😦 https://www.gofundme.com/kimberly-roberts-support

Hail the New Ancestor, Cynan Roberts! May you journey well, old friend!

–Ember–

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Help Restore a Queer/Nonbinary Pagan Mentor’s Teeth!

My friend and former mentor, the nearly-legendary, green-locked, community “instigator” known as Wolfwomyn (amongst other names) has recently had some serious health problems that stole several of their teeth and almost took out an eye! While the worst of it has abated, there’s still a lot of work to be done, and that means a lot of dentistry to pay for.

A portrait of the mysterious gendercomplicated Wolfwomyn in their role as a Discordian instigator.

A portrait of Wolfwomyn in their role as a Discordian instigator.

Every little bit helps, so share if you can, please! If enough of us put in what we can, maybe Wolfie can have new teeth by their birthday!

https://www.youcaring.com/thegreenone-714224

–Ember–

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New Seeds of Fire Graphic

I’m fixing up my Zazzle store a bit. I want to make more different product options for my existing designs, and then create some new designs. To get things started, I recomposed the store logo, trying out some of these watercolor tools I’ve been collecting (and fixing the plural – oops! ;p)

New Seeds of Fire Logo

I upgraded my Zazzle store logo!

Do you like it?

–Ember–

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Last Chance for Shinies ON SALE!

Heyla folks, today is your last chance to get my handmade devotional jewelry for $5 OFF for my Thanksgiving weekend sale! Any requests received by Midnight, Pacific time will be honored first-come-first-serve. 🙂

Thanksgiving Sale!

I also take commissions, if you have a specific deity in mind.

See what I still have in stock below the cut tag. 😀

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Shinies ON SALE!

I’d like to take a brief detour from the stress to bring you something a bit more lighthearted: SHINIES! Specifically, the shinies which you can acquire from me.

For the weekend, they are on a discount!

First of all, Zazzle tells me this code will give a discount on many of the things in my Zazzle store, Seeds of Fire: BLACKFRILOVE

Seeds of Fire Zazzle Store

Always let me know what kind of “more” you’re looking for.

I’ve got stickers, t-shirts, tote bags, keychains, and more, and I’m always interested in feedback as to what you’d like to see more of. I have a few ideas I’d like to add before Yule, so do check back. 😀

VISIT MY ZAZZLE STORE, SEEDS OF FIRE

Also, there are still about a dozen devotional necklaces and bracelets left in my personal stock for sale that I want to clear out before I start making more. So for the weekend, I’m discounting $5 OFF everything over $20!

Thanksgiving Sale!

I also take commissions, if you have a specific deity in mind.

See what I still have in stock below the cut tag. 😀

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In This Time of Upheaval, Hold Together #SafetyPin

I wish to create safer space. If you too wish to create safer space, wear a simple, unadorned #SafetyPin on your person. Mine is pinned to my purse so that it is always with me wherever I go.

#SafetyPin

Safer Space Begins With Us

–Ember–

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