Thing the First:
Re: Facebook/Twitter integration -- I keep my LJ separate from my facebook/twitter accounts. I know I'm connected to some of you over there and over here, but over there is also a place where I'm connected to my parents, and I use this space as a "safe" space, where I can rant about my family to my heart's content if I need to.
So, even if you're tempted, please don't. Not that I think any of you would actually be tempted.
Nor -- as should be clear from the above -- will I be integrating my LJ and FB/twitter. Therefore, I will not be cross-posting from anyone else's journal, either. Not that I would in the first place.
I'd rather not move to Dreamwidth, as I'm a permanent account holder and most of you are here, but I do have a dreamwidth account and I'm in the process of mirroring this account over there. I'll figure out how I'm going to integrate the two later.
Thing the Second, and Far more important:
jimhines is having a "Friend Promo" post here.
In this post, cloudscudding wrote:
I just launched "The Circus of Brass and Bone", an apocalyptic steampunk serial story and podcast that follows a circus traveling through the collapse of civilization.
I'm doing this to raise money for my mother's cancer treatment--she was diagnosed with Stage3c ovarian and endometrial cancer while working at a school in India, so she doesn't have health insurance. Coming back to the United States for treatment means both my parents had to give up their jobs,too. And because of their choice of careers--helping others--they don't have much in the way of savings to fall back on.
All donations go to pay for my mother's cancer treatment and related costs.
So, in order to signalboost, I'm reposting this with permission. I haven't dug in to The Circus very far myself (being as I'm at work, I can't, really), but I know there are several people on my friends' list for whom this is Relevant to their Interests.
And Jim's good people, and as far as I've been able to tell, his friends are generally good people, so there's that, too.