Hello, everyone! This is Tammy’s assistant, Jae, here to announce something the two of us started kicking around as an idea when we saw how many followers Tammy was getting.
SO, HERE IT IS:
3,000 Follower Giveaway Celebration!
To celebrate passing this tumblr landmark, we’re going to be giving away 5 signed copies of her books (one for each winner). Here’s how it’s going to work.
1. There will be 5 winners total. Each will get to pick ONE of Tammy’s currently-published novels for signature.
2. You MUST be following her blog in order to participate. After all, this is a thank-you to all of those who pushed us over the 3,000 mark.
3. Each individual is allowed TWO entries, NO MORE. That’s a reblog and a like.
4. Entries will be allowed until March 25th, and this post will be periodically reblogged on Tammy’s tumblr until then to give everyone a fair shake.
5. Contest-only blogs will not be named winners.
On the 26th, I’ll pick 5 usernames at random and message the winners. This means you have to have your ask boxes open at that time. Winners will need to get back to me within a week with the book that they want signed and where I should send it. If I don’t receive a message from a winner within that week, or I can’t reach them via ask, I’ll pick someone new. Once I’ve heard from everyone, we’ll post a public congratulation to let everyone know that the contest is over.
Good luck, and thank you all for being here!
There was a time back in 1971 when I thought life wasn’t worth living. I was always warned of all the bad things going on in the world. (There’s too much crime, there’s too much hate, the racial discrimination, etc.) I was never told of the good things that were happening.
Unfortunately, I had a tendency to believe everything I heard. Until I found Star Trek, and after a few months of watching it, I began to realize that the world is not just a big bundle of hate. I saw all the love in Star Trek. They didn’t live in a world of prejudices, and I thought, well maybe, just maybe a lot of what I had heard was exaggerated…and I found out I was right. People can and do work and live well together, if they want to.
I realized something else too. There is still a lot of crime and hate and racial discrimination in the world, and there will be until someone does something to change it. And it’s going to have to be the younger generations who make that change. Only we’re not going to if we give it all up. Star Trek showed me that. In a way, Star Trek kind of saved my life.
-Trek fan Barbara Moss, in a letter to Gene Roddenberry, quoted in Susan Sackett’s 1977 book Letters to Star Trek. (via trekkiefeminist)
I wish the makers of the movie reboot had read this.
A few months back I took my brother to Sydney Aquarium. This was the only picture I took.
Baruch meshaneh habriyot
Andy Goldsworthy’s art
Halloween ain’t got nothing on our holiday.
David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
Happy International Women’s Day to all the fabulous Trek fans who believe a better and more equal future is possible.