Beating the odds?

The 2010 20K: Day 5

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Last updated on February 3rd, 2024 at 08:27 am

Alright, so this will be one of my quicker updates, as I’ve rented Inglorious Basterds and it needs a watching before its due date tomorrow.

This has been one of my weirder evenings so far.

In vaguely the correct order:

  • Went to Kinko’s to put in an order for desk calendars—only to find that they DON’T do desk calendars, being the shoddy organization that they are (all artists who have ever gone there to mass-produce ANYTHING know EXACTLY what I’m talking about)—I’ve been directed to hit up The Printing House in the morning, which I will, but if anyone else has any suggestions on what route to take for this in the downtown Toronto area, please let me know
  • A massive subway delay caused me to get some reading in, but also miss the 6:10 train home, so I found a couch near to the station to continue said reading—there I met a young dude by the name of Mark who was asking about my Bleach bookmark—we had a half-hour conversation about anime, manga, swapped our sketchbooks and email addresses—he seemed like a pretty cool dude looking to make art and acting connections—we’ll see if this is a networking opportunity as the 20K continues 😊
  • Then I gave $5 to a homeless woman on the way to my train. Turns out that she’s a prostitute on probation due to drug abuse and I was the 11th young Black man to have helped her out since last summer… which she believes is due to there being a Black American president in power who is changing the world for the positive. …yup.
  • Met up with my buddy Andrea to belatedly swap Christmas gifts, and she contributed another $2 to the cause if only to double up on the previous contribution. Hey, I’ll take it!

Anyway, in any case, I’m glad to be home so I can rest a little.

Indie Writers’ Deathmatch

The deadline for this is the 10th with a top cash prize of $300. With entries needing to be 1000-3000 words, I’m hoping to whip something up over the course of the week. Please keep posted as I’m going to need some serious voting help if I do!

As well, I have some vague ideas for a really bloody, gory short story, but if anyone has any ideas they want to send along and see incorporated in what will be nothing short of a masterpiece, get in touch with me!

Threadless 2K10

Last night, Sarah helped me come up with a few really good design ideas for this contest—I’ll hopefully be able to get them put together by the January 31st deadline, and like with the Indie Writers’ Deathmatch, I’ll need some serious help with votes! Keep posted—winning the $10,000 prize would be so awesome.

If you guys come across any other contests you think I’d be interested in, let a brotha know!

Thanks for reading!

The 2010 20K Running Total: $3.00

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad


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