Super tired, another early morning for me tomorrow. Same news as last time!
Vote for WiT to see a very twisted but SFW (just not your pride) image of Sheriff Bob and Yehti. It's a bit WTF, I warn you, and goes somewhat hand in hand with what Mary Sneddon of Avernyght made me/Wit for an bday gift of Yehti and Bob. Check it out on the gallery page!
SpiderForest is accepting applications for new members this month, until the 24th! SF is the place that hosts me and all my work, and has hosted me for years. I highly recommend any comic creator serious about their work to apply! Details here. There are many perks, and frankly, no cons IMHO. If it weren't awesome, I wouldn't be here!
Thanks to donations to the Comic Creators Alliance, there'll be another extra update next Monday too, with room left for one more if anyone wants to get in on that action. Read below for more information! (However, donations through the CCA do not get you a complimentary What it Takes Issue 1, sorry!)
What is Human Trafficking? Human Trafficking is a sanitized term for slavery. There are over 27 million people enslaved in the world today, and most if it is young girls being sold into forced prostitution--both over seas and yes, in the United States. In the United States there are only 39 beds at facilities for victims in the entire nation--and at least 16,000 people being trafficked into the US from other countries each year! Not to count the domestic victims already living here.
The money that the CCA raised last year was split between two organizations, one global--Love 146, and a local shelter trying to get up and running--Gracehaven in Ohio. (Toledo, Ohio is one of the largest trafficking hubs in the U.S.) Both organizations were able to expand their particular fights against this heinous problem in 2010. Love 146 is setting up Task Forces around America, local groups of concerned citizens bringing the fight and awareness to their own corners of the nation. Internationally, Love 146 set up the Cambodia Border Officers Project. This is total prevention: officers patrol the border crossing, looking for possible victims and the kids they rescue will never know the horrors they might have. Gracehaven used our funds in the ongoing renovations that are necessary to bring the house up to code--plumbing and air conditioning were installed, along with two new bathrooms. They hope to be up and running soon but must first have six months of operating expenses in the bank. They are currently at one fifth of their goal--let's see what we can do to help them!
The Donations Drive goes live January 11th on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and will last until the 24th.
Send me (warofwinds AT gmail PERIOD com) your Paypal recepit after donating to the CCA, and I'll add that amount to the extra page pot in the sidebar at left for Monday What it Takes updates.
Xanthine: Heh. How is she going to get out of it indeed? The clue is in the title!
MP: Prolly more like 70:30. ;)
Mai: Thanks! Oh yeah. They were SUPER close. Still close...if you believe the incentive ;) AM I LYING? You'll never know.
Darwin: I wonder if he moved the eyepatch to the other eye if he'd see something else about her BWAH HAH HAH
OctoSolo: Mad props for the Men in Tights ref <3.