To all my artistically inclined friends and comrades:
A week from today it will be the 13th of August, and that means it's almost Jenny Everywhere Day! Who's Jenny Everywhere and what's Jenny Everywhere Day all about?
Jenny Everywhere is an open source character created on the Barbalith forum by Steve Wintle and other forum members back in 2001. She exists in all realities at once, and can 'shift' herself and sometimes others between realities, earning her the title 'The Shifter'. She can potentially access the accumulated wisdom of her alternate selves, but generally prefers to rely on her own knowledge and capabilities. Her dimensional powers sometimes have other aspects, like the ability to exchange objects with others by shifting them. Sometimes, she may have other powers of her own, but generally she prefers to get by on her wits, charm, good looks and badassitude.
She's identifiable by her trademark aviator's goggles and scarf, is usually of average height and has a good body image, short dark hair, lots of confidence and charisma, and a ready smile.
Jenny Everywhere Day is an annual event encouraging artists to create their own versions of Jenny, either as a standalone image, a cameo in their own work, or in longer works featuring the Shifter.
I'll be working on a flash fiction starring Jenny, which I hope to have ready for posting on or before the 13th. If anyone else wants to join in the fun, submission details can be found on the Jenny Everywhere Day website. Happy drawing/writing/etc! :D
Note: Longer works involving Jenny should include this paragraph to let others know that the character is open source:
“The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.”