Some of you may remember a few months ago, when author Jim C. Hines took the Internet by storm by using his own body to point out the absurdity of women’s poses on fantasy book covers. Stunned by the popularity of his post, Jim is now using his posing abilities for good, with a charity drive to raise money for the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation, which works to research this debilitating disease, which nearly always affects young women.
Basically, what he’s doing is asking people to donate money to the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation, and when he hits specific donation markers, he’ll do a new pose. And here’s the kicker for Whatever readers: At both the $1,000 and $2,500 markers, Jim will do a pose-off with me. That’s right, if you’ve ever had a dream of seeing me attempt the contortions of women on fantasy covers, this is your (almost certainly only) chance.
Here are all the details. I’m not going to lie to you, folks: If we don’t hit at least that $1,000 marker by the end of the day, I’m going to be severely disappointed. I’m already doing stretches.
Update: 2:09pm: $1,000 goal reached! Who dares to go for $2,500?