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#MarigotNotebook  (#028)

After several weeks of waiting, time for the first commissioned portrait of Samson Dixwell, as made by one +Elizabeth Johnson out of California. Have a happy vacation, wherever you're going—and I'll see you in Fab 3 and my Furry group! (I'll send you the sketch notes for my new Marigot cast member as soon as I can.)

For details on the delay of my serial launch, please see my next Notebook entry.

(Originally drawn by Liz on June 12, 2015, and first seen in a private post of hers addressed to me.)

(Original content in the Unspooled project—including the characters, various drafts/working notes, and this piece of fan art—is available in the public domain worldwide under CC0 [+Creative Commons] and Kopimi [Piratbyrån].)

(For +Franck RABESON +Jon Lim, +Jim the Otter, +Jacob Bridenbecker+Sean Cushing+Mikko Kai+Fluffy the Wonderwolf, +Kiwi Dogs [whose take you'll see later on], +Darou Dogaroo [a.k.a. Katherine Cook], +Larry Fournillier+Vandy Prince+Gwenith Whitford+Mike Spinak+Gina Drayer+Lisa Cohen, +Heather Dudley+Jonathan Piercy+Sylvia Sotuyo+Nikola Sen, +Robert Zieliński, and +KENNETH UDUT)
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+edward.m.mcdowell c.p6: Night to you, too. (Wonder if you're a fan of the furries like I already am?)
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As I sign back on, the topic of tonight's penultimate post was featured on the +CBS Evening News​ yesterday. From one of the Writers, time to spread the word and pray for their rescue!

(Sent via my Galaxy Tab 3)
 

IndieGoGo Crowdfunding for the Greek People

CrowdFunding a bailout fund for Greece. By the people, for the people.
The European Union is home to 503 million people, if we all just chip in a few Euro then we can get Greece sorted and hopefully get them back on track soon. Easy.

What We Need & What You Get
€1.6bn is what the Greeks need. It might seem like a lot but it's only just over €3 from each European. That's about the same as half a pint in London. Or everyone in the EU just having a Feta and Olive salad for lunch.
So come on, order a Feta and Olive salad, maybe wash it down with an Ouzo or glass of Assyrtiko greek wine and let's sort this shit out. 

Pledge €3 and get a postcard sent from Greece of Alex Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister. We'll get them made and posted in Greece and give a boost to some local printers and post offices. 

Pledge €6 and get a greek Feta and Olive salad 

Pledge €10 and get a small bottle of Ouzo sent to you

Pledge €25 and get a bottle of Greek wine

Is that really all it would take?
OK, it might be a short while for the cash to get fully into the Greek economy, but hell - what is there to lose? Another Tesco Meal deal? Ah well.  You get some tasty Greek things. 

We promise that all profits will go to the Greek people and all products will be 100% Greek. 
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CrowdFunding a bailout fund for Greece. By the people, for the people. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Last one down for this evening. (It gets even more harrowing once you consider that Legend of the NeverBeast is also her final movie for the time being.)

(For +Carlos Balderas and +Brian James Fichtner)
 
#RCBrock Here! Well its all over the Disney blogs, so i guess i can talk about it. In 13 days the "Animation Academy" at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be closing down with the rest of the building. Myself and the rest of the artist will move on to something different. But in the meantime, ill still be posting drawings. Here's #Tinkerbell for you all. #Disney #PeterPan 
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One down for the evening, two more to go.
 
Artist : Jan Frederik Pieter Portielje (Dutch - Belgian , 1829 - 1908)
Title : The white rose
Date : ?
Medium : oil on canvas
Dimensions : 61 x 49,5 cm (24 x 19,5 in.)
Current location : Private collection.

Jan Frederik Pieter Portielje (Amsterdam , 29 April 1829 - Antwerp, 6 Feb 1908) ., The father of Edward and Gerard Portielje, Jan Frederik Pieter Portielje was a Dutch painter of genre and portraits. Jan Frederik Pieter Portielje travelled widely in France and Germany and was best known for his paintings of elegant and sophisticated women in fashionable interiors and was a highly successful portrait painter. He also worked in collaboration with artist such as E R Maes and Frans Lebret.

Jan Frederik Pieter Portielje studied in Amsterdam at the School of Art under J Bing and in Antwerp under Dyckmans. He worked a great deal in the Netherlands and perhaps even more for the United States. Jan Portielje enjoyed great acclaim during his lifetime, participating successfully in numerous exhibitions in Holland, Belgium and abroad. He was a widely collected artist and his paintings continue to be highly sought after today, both at home and abroad.
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To continue these lectures...
 
When beginning a story, tell us enough, immediately, to make it clear that you, the author, know your characters intimately, and to make us feel something about them--curiosity, sympathy, antipathy--anything but indifference.

To start with, you'll be tempted to copy characters from other people's fiction, or from real life. Since the most complex fictional characters can't be imitated, you'll find yourself writing stereotypes or caricatures. Real people carry two hazards: You may underdescribe them, because you know them too well, or you may put in too many of the real details you know about them that aren't relevant to the story.

Instead, use bits and pieces of real people, combined in new ways.

Character exercises:

1. Biographical sketch. Don't make things up at random; collaborate with your subconscious.

2. Describe the character as seen by another character, or, better yet, two other characters.

3. Write a scene in which the character comes home and does whatever he routinely does.

4. Write a revealing incident about the character's life which you won't use in the story.

5. Invent a second character who's generally like the first, part of the same class of people, and write a scene between the two (not for use in the story) that shows the differences between them. If they sound so much alike you can't tell them apart, rewrite it until you can.

- Damon Knight, Creating Short Fiction

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Well, folks, it's time to part with this feed. See you next month, next post--as I set up a brand-new icon in honour of Canada Day, look into what should make my Unspooled prequel storyline really tick (with help from Evan Marshall and Karen S. Wiesner), mive back to the Tsū network highlights, and set up my intro at both FurAffinity and Inkbunny. Along with the scoop on today's interesting +reddit​ thread--which should beget another Dixwell story idea.

And of course, some more stockpiling--as I attempt to find something worthwhile out of the Philippines. (I did succeed in my quest for the perfect tunes out of that mystery African country. Not telling a soul yet--except for +Elizabeth Johnson​.)

But not before I go about with garbage duties, first thing when I'm awake again.

Too bad you never got to read those first ~1,000 words of little raccoon Sammy's journey to Carriacou on Tsū or 3tags today, nor during last week's Saturday Scenes on G+. That said, prepare yourself for another six-week wait, while I get everything else ready for the occasion.

And stay tuned for my next relay of Liz's Samson Dixwell portrait, plus the introduction of +Kiwi Dogs​' interpretation before I put it up for sale. (Still not up for adoption, though; he remains part of my book's growing cast.)

Until then, this is your fellow Captain, speaking on behalf of all couples everywhere--no matter what their orientation--as well as the affected and afflicted in Charleston, Tunisia, and Kuwait.

Till we meet again, it's diè wåde, ciao...and toodles!

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Jumping back into the Photographers' lair, as we conclude this run for tonight.

(Sent via my Galaxy Tab 3)
 
Republic of Indonesia East Java (Privacy and protected my Panoramio picture)
amazing landscape hash route to Bromo region @ Mororejo village Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Click on the image to see the location
by, 蒂芙尼 林

#indonesiaonly #indonesia #beautifuljava #eastjava #photography #malang #volcano #mountains #bromotenggersemerunationalpark #beautifulplace #wonderfulIndonesia #bromo #beautifulphoto #recreationplace #tracking #hiking #mount 
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And with that, time to close the month on this PC. Off to DBS Dominica, followed by two more posts from the Tab before 11:30. Take care...and cheers!
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Almost forgot: Time for relay #1 before I log off.
 
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#MarigotNotebook  (#028)

After several weeks of waiting, time for the first commissioned portrait of Samson Dixwell, as made by one +Elizabeth Johnson out of California. Have a happy vacation, wherever you're going—and I'll see you in Fab 3 and my Furry group! (I'll send you the sketch notes for my new Marigot cast member as soon as I can.)

For details on the delay of my serial launch, please see my next Notebook entry.

(Originally drawn by Liz on June 12, 2015, and first seen in a private post of hers addressed to me.)

(Original content in the Unspooled project—including the characters, various drafts/working notes, and this piece of fan art—is available in the public domain worldwide under CC0 [+Creative Commons] and Kopimi [Piratbyrån].)

(For +Franck RABESON +Jon Lim, +Jim the Otter, +Jacob Bridenbecker+Sean Cushing+Mikko Kai+Fluffy the Wonderwolf, +Kiwi Dogs [whose take you'll see later on], +Darou Dogaroo [a.k.a. Katherine Cook], +Larry Fournillier+Vandy Prince+Gwenith Whitford+Mike Spinak+Gina Drayer+Lisa Cohen, +Heather Dudley+Jonathan Piercy+Sylvia Sotuyo+Nikola Sen, +Robert Zieliński, and +KENNETH UDUT)
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Two down for this evening, one to go. (July 4th can't come soon enough.)
 
Stuffed Burger with Roasted Vegetables
Punjena pljeskavica sa povrćem sa žara

Last day of +foodies+  challenge by +Joy Stewart  BBQ!
I jumped at the last train with this one, hope you will enjoy it! :)

Ingredients:
500 g of minced meat (half pork , half beef)
2 onions finely chopped
1 clove of garlic
salt,
pepper
2 eggs
1-2 tablespoons bread crumbs

Filling:
150 g grated cheese (Gouda/Cheddar)
2 teaspoons mustard
1 clove garlic finely chopped
2 grated pickles

Preparation:
In one bowl put minced meat,  chopped onions, chopped garlic, eggs, seasoning. Mix well until all ingredients combine and shape 4-5 large burgers with your hands.

For the filling, mix chopped garlic, cheese, grated pickles and mustard. Place the filling on half of the shaped burger, flip the other side over and squeeze the edges well d+so that filling doesn't gets out.

Grill them on each side 5-6 minutes. You can fry them on little oil in the pan on one side for 10 minutes on medium high heat, and after you turn them on another side for about 5-6 minutes more.
Roasted veggies as a side dish: onions, red peppers, aubergines, zucchini... whatever you prefer :)

Enjoy!

Photo by +Zvonimir Fras 

#bbq #burger #stuffedburger #grill #grilling   #foodiesbbq 
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Now that another round of stockpiling is through for today...

Something over at +reddit (via a comment on a hot thread at /r/photoshopbattles/) has given me yet another idea for a Dixwell story, which I'll share with you tomorrow. In the meantime, three more Explore/Hot selections before I log off.
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...Sadly, while the rest of you were waiting, another stockpile quandary (over the best copy of a selection I wanted) set me back for hours and caused me to drift into my pop-culture research mood until four. And after that...more new tunes. Never ends, does it?

Sorry, no wiki or manuscript or furry sites for now. I'm merely hours away from my next nap—as I continue hunting down track after track. Next in my sights: Some music from an African country (or two) whose name can be found in the English term for the species of our new Unspooled character. Cavia porcellus is your Latin hint; funny how I tend to pronounce the last "c" as the Italians do, i.e. "chə". (I gave the other details away to +Elizabeth Johnson via Y! Mail last night.) Again, cultural bonds apply.
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"It is not about what is good or what might be popular, it is about what I feel like sharing. It's simple that way."

Author, publisher, digital rights advocate, Web "nomad", and pop-culture geek (for hire) residing in Waterbury, CT; originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica. "Winner" of 2012's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a project originally titled Marigot Magic, which now bears the name of Unspooled.

Responsible (through his Constitution Books imprint) for an Amazon-exclusive re-issue of Gadsby: Champion of Youth, a 1939 lipogram by Ernest Vincent Wright. Wrote an accompanying behind-the-scenes essay, Skipping Fifth, especially for this edition. (A revised version was published in February 2013.)
 
Currently:
- setting up a QGIS map of Rogatia, the fictional Atlantic island country featured in the Sevton Saga (which itself is still in development);
- setting up the Dixwell Dossier, a Referata site dedicated to the Marigot Magic project.

Also on Bitcoin (albeit very infrequently), thanks to Fred Conez/(e)FREEZECONE on Empire Avenue. ID: 1CkSXjzcPQ559AtN9dE9GQwNgsuULeLihn.

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