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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-01-09 05:43
Subject: [movies|cancer] Lakeside Kickstarter
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Tags:cancer, documentary, health, movies, personal
The Lakeside documentary [ imdb ] Kickstarter fund raiser has begun. Waterloo Productions has been deeply involved in my story for almost the past year, and the various reversals of fortune which have afflicted me have correspondingly driven their production costs up well past the original budget.

The film is the story of my life with cancer, and quite possibly my death. We're working within the experience of my daily life, including things I don't talk about much or at all here on the blog — the reactions of my family members (their privacy, after all, is not mine to breach here); my responses to those reactions; some of my own end-of-life thinking and the planning that has begun for that series of terminal events. It's a bigger story than even this blog can tell.

As things do in life, everything happens at once. I believe another, separate medical fundraiser is launching shortly to help me pay for a rather expensive genetic test which will be completely out of pocket, as well as possibly meet additional medical expenses. This is a strange, strange time in my life, as I am not accustomed to asking for help this way. People and institutions have been very generous to me already these past few years. All of you who read and listen and hold the image of my struggles are generous with your time and your hearts.

Anyway, go check out what Donnie is doing over there. Whether you can give hope or money, it will help.

I will never get to heaven, but this film will be part of both my life and my afterlife.

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daveraines
User: daveraines
Date: 2013-01-09 17:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>> I will never get to heaven

A Christianist / Evangelical meme, that the Magic Words are what gets us into heaven. Why are you always agreeing with the Christianists? Personally, I expect to shake your hand in heaven and enjoy your look of surprise. Of course, if you're right and I'm wrong [ETA: about the afterlife], I won't be surprised at all (I'll be dust).


Edited at 2013-01-09 05:08 pm (UTC)
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crows o'clock: Angel
User: sheistheweather
Date: 2013-01-09 18:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Angel
Backed. In lack of other useful words to say, I am thinking of you.
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2013-01-09 20:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I will never get to heaven, but this film will be part of both my life and my afterlife.

I'll disagree with you on the first half of this, Jay. You are fundamentally (no pun intended) a good person. You'll get there. I'll continue to pray that it is not too soon.
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Kevin Roche
User: kproche
Date: 2013-01-09 20:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Backed and promoted. *Something* more than virtual hugs I could offer, for a change.
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Zoe Sotet
User: Zoe Sotet
Date: 2013-01-10 00:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Backed. I was a kickstarter virgin until just now.
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2013-01-10 01:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, I've broken my Kickstarter virginity.
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User: tippity
Date: 2013-01-10 03:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The project looks very interesting and worthy and all that good stuff, BUT I'm concerned about this:

" a child abandoned in China who was rescued by Jay and his wife, Susan"

I hope the child's adoption won't be framed as a white savior situation.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-01-10 03:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope the child's adoption won't be framed as a white savior situation.

I don't have any creative control over what the producer does, but that's certainly not how we, her parents, view the situation.
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User: tippity
Date: 2013-01-10 20:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I can tell that's not how you view the situation because I read your blog.
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