Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
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Oh, by the way, because someone asked about the Peter Pan thing--it's very simple and probably won't happen until early 2005 because I want to finish the book this calendar year, dammit, and avoid Christmas charity fatigue as well. But basically, now that I apparently have a marketable skill, I wanted to do something... well, charitable. Give something back. So it occurred to me: enough people read "Movies in Fifteen Minutes," based on the comments I get, that people could give just a dollar, and we could still do a lot of good. (There were something like 6000 m15m members last time I checked.)

I don't know which charity exactly to do, which is probably a dangerous thing to admit, but I'm really interested in education, of course. I'm not sure what, but it needs to involve education in Alabama, because we're basically #49 on the national list unless Mississippi has a particularly good year, and, let's face it, we need all the help we can get. (I remember an educator coming to my high school and showing us what the kids out in some rural areas have--encyclopedias from 1942. Yikes.) So we're looking at children and education and Alabama.

So that was the theory behind choosing the Peter Pan that came out earlier this year/last year for the parody--it's got the children theme, it's got a Harry Potter connection to bring in a large number of readers, and I think I could do something with it.

The hardest part would be setting it up with the charity and clearing everything--I don't know if this is considered making money off someone else's property, even as a parody, so it may be a no-go and I'll have to think of something else. But after that it could run very simply--I gets yer pieces of eight dollar through PayPal or whatever, and I put you on a special friends filter or members-only community or whatever, and you get to read "Peter Pan in Fifteen Minutes." I mean, that is, if you don't mind helping some Alabama kids get their learn on.

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