The “Chamber Moon” photoblog and “Tracing the Wind” drawing blog have been retired and all content moved into Laughing Knees itself, to keep everything in one place. The information here is merely for record-keeping purposes.
Hi Everyone. I have been quiet again for quite a while on Laughing Knees, but not, this time, due to neglect. I’ve been very busy setting up my other concurrent blogs, Chamber Moon, a photoblog, and Tracing the Wind, a drawing blog. I still have to finish setting up my fiction blog and professional illustration site, but for now the two above are online and started. I will still mostly post to the photoblog because I just don’t have time to write a lot of long posts to Laughing Knees, but I want to keep it moving along more frequently, too.
Also, I’ve just been through the horrors of the earthquake here in Japan, though luckily quite far away from the nightmare of the north. I’ll write more in-depth about the experience in my next post, but for now I wanted to announce a blog I put together in hope of centralizing much-needed information in English on dealing with the crisis. It is not a news blog, or a place to discuss politics (in fact there are no comments open), but rather a sober and practical approach to bringing some measure of order to the chaos of information about the crisis. This includes information on where shelters are, what the trains schedules are, who to go to for advice on trauma, etc. I want to help, not cause further panic. Please take a look at Disaster Japan.
Quite a few people are helping with gathering the information and working on the site. If any of you are interested, please join the Facebook group “Disaster Japan Information Gathering” (it’s closed and you have to knock to get in… don’t worry it’s not exclusive!)
Hope to see some of you there!