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July 2014
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zarryficexchange:

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An anonymous exchange of Zarry works. The exchange will consist of you writing a fic for someone based on prompts that they have provided, along with someone else writing a fic for you based on your requests!

It’s meant to be fun and to bring more fic into the Zarry pairing, since as we all know, there is never enough.

Sign Ups: Starting now! Ending the 23rd of July! Apply here!! x (need help? Click here x)

It’s going to be anonymous exchange until all submissions are posted, therefore it gives each work a shot at being read and enjoyed without the burden, or boost, of an author’s name. With that being said, writers must keep quiet about their prompts and prompter until all names are revealed, to help maintain the anonymity of the entire exchange.

Dates: Sign ups are already started and will end July 23rd. It’ll take a few days to get everyone matched and to get assignments sent out, from there you will have until October 1 to complete your assignment. 

Rules can be found here! x

Any questions? Please ask! And help spread the word! 

July 2014
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#signal boost   #apiary   #apiaphobia tw   #food tw   #nsfr   #science   #bees   
July 2014
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emo1d:

can someone please gif the moment when george shelley and louis tomlinson shake hands in this video as its my favourite thing ever recorded and i’ve never seen a gif of it and i’d really like it as my sidebar so yeah if you do it can you tag me in the post so i can find it thank u!!!1

(its in this video about 4 seconds in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvOrkoZexLQ

July 2014
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jedishywalker:

Guys, we have raised $295 in ONE day for classrooms across the country looking to add The Hunger Games to their libraries! Have you donated yet? Here’s how to get involved:
1.) Log on to our campaign page at DonorsChoose.org, and select one of the projects listed. (All of the classrooms on our campaign page are looking for at least one copy of The Hunger Games.) Link to the Books For Tributes campaign page.
 2.) Donate to one (or many!) projects. Make sure to leave the hashtag #books4tributes in your comment for the classroom. 3.) SHARE the campaign page, this page, and our twitter feed with your friends, family, people on the street! Our goal is to fulfill all the requests on our list before Mockingjay Part One hits theaters this fall!
Also check out our twitter and facebook pages for more updates!

jedishywalker:

Guys, we have raised $295 in ONE day for classrooms across the country looking to add The Hunger Games to their libraries!

Have you donated yet? Here’s how to get involved:

1.) Log on to our campaign page at DonorsChoose.org, and select one of the projects listed. (All of the classrooms on our campaign page are looking for at least one copy of The Hunger Games.)

Link to the Books For Tributes campaign page.

2.) Donate to one (or many!) projects. Make sure to leave the hashtag #books4tributes in your comment for the classroom.

3.) SHARE the campaign page, this page, and our twitter feed with your friends, family, people on the street! Our goal is to fulfill all the requests on our list before Mockingjay Part One hits theaters this fall!

Also check out our twitter and facebook pages for more updates!

July 2014
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adoreboys:

My friend’s sister has an extremely rare disease and the family needs donations so they can give her the care she needs. 
"Liz is living with a very rare disease called Spinocerebellar Ataxia (Type 17). Here’sanother article. She desperately needs a high level of delicate and loving care to meet her daily needs. Living at home with 7 other siblings, it is impossible to offer Liz the undivided attention she requires. Our family has tried tirelessly to keep her at home for the past 7 years, but her needs are growing, and our strength and emotions are waning. In the past few months, Liz has declined to a new level, and it is becoming very apparent we are not able to meet her needs anymore. She frequently cries out in the night in pain, she is unable to keep herself upright, and swallowing has become very difficult. 
With the threat and talk of Liz’s government-funded Personal Support Worker (PSW) hours being cut from 35hrs/week to 21hrs/week, we need to find another option. Even with 35hrs/week of support, our family (Liz included) have been barely staying afloat. After desperately reaching out to our government for help asking for relief and better care for her, we have been met with a collection of ministries and organizations saying “Sorry, we can’t help you.” (The Ministry of Health, The Department of Social Services, to name a few, have all rejected our requests to get better care of Liz.).  Many friends, family, and strangers have felt a deep desire to help our family in crisis, but we have often responded with a blank stare, not knowing how to receive help, or what kind of help to even ask for.  After stumbling across a safe-haven — a 24/7 care facility for young people with severe disabilities, we have found the perfect home for our beautiful Elizabeth. The Sunbeam Lodgeis a family-owned, private home nestled in the trees. It operates with a full set of of staff, nurses, and medical professionals who have a heart for young people in desperate need with rare and unique disabilities. 
What We Need
Because the government refuses to help fund Elizabeth’s care at the Sunbeam Lodge we are asking for YOUR help to get her there.
We would like to get her there for six months, a grand total of $40,488
All funds will go to paying for Elizabeth to stay at the Sunbeam Lodge for as long as we can keep her there. Our goal is 6 months, but we’d be thrilled to exceed our goal. 
In the event that Liz passes away during her stay, the remaining funds will be used to cover her funeral costs and will be saved in anticipation for care for her younger brother who has the same disease as her and is already showing the same severe symptoms Liz did early on.
The Impact
The difference you can make in Liz’s life, and in our family’s life is incredible, we hardly know where to begin describing the impact it would make.
Liz would be in the care of nurses and professionals who love her 24/7 (so when she wakes up in the middle of the night with intense pain and cramping, there will be nurses ready to help her!)
Liz would be surrounded by young individuals just like her
Liz would feel safe in a home-like setting where she would get her own decorated room, but would receive up-to-date medical care for pain management
Liz would be able to receive MORE love from our family because the incredible weight and strain of caring for her has been removed from our shoulders and we can devote our energy to giving more love
The remaining children at home would be able to grow up with more attention and focus from their parents
The list goes on…
—
Coming together to raise funds to get Liz to The Sunbeam Lodge will mean that you have helped keep her in a place where her medical, physical, and emotional needs are being met constantly.” 
You can find more information and donate here. The family has currently reached 36% of their goal. Even if you can’t donate please reblog this to spread the word. I have seen tumblr raise enough money for a fan made harry potter film so please pull through to give this girl and family an easier life.  

adoreboys:

My friend’s sister has an extremely rare disease and the family needs donations so they can give her the care she needs. 

"Liz is living with a very rare disease called Spinocerebellar Ataxia (Type 17). Here’sanother article. She desperately needs a high level of delicate and loving care to meet her daily needs. Living at home with 7 other siblings, it is impossible to offer Liz the undivided attention she requires. Our family has tried tirelessly to keep her at home for the past 7 years, but her needs are growing, and our strength and emotions are waning. In the past few months, Liz has declined to a new level, and it is becoming very apparent we are not able to meet her needs anymore. She frequently cries out in the night in pain, she is unable to keep herself upright, and swallowing has become very difficult. 

With the threat and talk of Liz’s government-funded Personal Support Worker (PSW) hours being cut from 35hrs/week to 21hrs/week, we need to find another option. Even with 35hrs/week of support, our family (Liz included) have been barely staying afloat. After desperately reaching out to our government for help asking for relief and better care for her, we have been met with a collection of ministries and organizations saying “Sorry, we can’t help you.” (The Ministry of Health, The Department of Social Services, to name a few, have all rejected our requests to get better care of Liz.).  Many friends, family, and strangers have felt a deep desire to help our family in crisis, but we have often responded with a blank stare, not knowing how to receive help, or what kind of help to even ask for.  After stumbling across a safe-haven — a 24/7 care facility for young people with severe disabilities, we have found the perfect home for our beautiful Elizabeth. The Sunbeam Lodgeis a family-owned, private home nestled in the trees. It operates with a full set of of staff, nurses, and medical professionals who have a heart for young people in desperate need with rare and unique disabilities. 

What We Need

Because the government refuses to help fund Elizabeth’s care at the Sunbeam Lodge we are asking for YOUR help to get her there.

  • We would like to get her there for six months, a grand total of $40,488
  • All funds will go to paying for Elizabeth to stay at the Sunbeam Lodge for as long as we can keep her there. Our goal is 6 months, but we’d be thrilled to exceed our goal. 

In the event that Liz passes away during her stay, the remaining funds will be used to cover her funeral costs and will be saved in anticipation for care for her younger brother who has the same disease as her and is already showing the same severe symptoms Liz did early on.

The Impact

The difference you can make in Liz’s life, and in our family’s life is incredible, we hardly know where to begin describing the impact it would make.

  • Liz would be in the care of nurses and professionals who love her 24/7 (so when she wakes up in the middle of the night with intense pain and cramping, there will be nurses ready to help her!)
  • Liz would be surrounded by young individuals just like her
  • Liz would feel safe in a home-like setting where she would get her own decorated room, but would receive up-to-date medical care for pain management
  • Liz would be able to receive MORE love from our family because the incredible weight and strain of caring for her has been removed from our shoulders and we can devote our energy to giving more love
  • The remaining children at home would be able to grow up with more attention and focus from their parents
  • The list goes on…

Coming together to raise funds to get Liz to The Sunbeam Lodge will mean that you have helped keep her in a place where her medical, physical, and emotional needs are being met constantly.” 

You can find more information and donate here. The family has currently reached 36% of their goal. Even if you can’t donate please reblog this to spread the word. I have seen tumblr raise enough money for a fan made harry potter film so please pull through to give this girl and family an easier life.  

July 2014
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thicccc:

hey my birthday is in 16 days and i am nowhere near my birthday goal for followers can i ge a little help

July 2014
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feministroosterteeth:thishalfisforjean:


THESE ARE SOME OF THE TAGS THAT THE 4CHANNERS ARE HITTING.
PLEASE, JUST STAY AWAY FROM THE TAGGING SYSTEM.
The caption was to a gory photo, under the #feminist tag.
This is serious.

Signal boost, please. People need to stay out of these tags for now.

feministroosterteeth:thishalfisforjean:

THESE ARE SOME OF THE TAGS THAT THE 4CHANNERS ARE HITTING.

PLEASE, JUST STAY AWAY FROM THE TAGGING SYSTEM.

The caption was to a gory photo, under the #feminist tag.

This is serious.

Signal boost, please. People need to stay out of these tags for now.

July 2014
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lovelyardie:itsramez:


please be courteous this 4th. of July if you have a veteran in your neighborhood 

actually signal boost this please

lovelyardie:itsramez:

please be courteous this 4th. of July if you have a veteran in your neighborhood 

actually signal boost this please

July 2014
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It's Latin@s in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Month at Latin@s in Kid Lit 

diversityinya:

Latin@s in Kid Lit is doing a whole month focused on Latin@s in Sci-fi and Fantasy! In the first post, Zoraida Córdova writes about her latest YA fantasy, The Vast & Brutal Sea.

June 2014
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gayannabeth:

hey guys i’m trying to make a hella huge masterpost of pjo/hoo fics

ships/ratings/content don’t matter okay

just submit me a link to your favorite fic + the featured ship and i’ll add it to the masterpost

June 2014
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Campus Sexual Violence Survey 

fuckyeahfeminists:wagatwe:

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST.

Please take the survey if you’re a college survivor and reblog! And share with your networks.

June 2014
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PSA:

serkets:

hey! as you probably know, this friday is Friday the 13th! If you have any black cats, PLEASE make sure to keep them inside on friday, because people could harm your kitty since they are known as “bad luck” this type of thing also happens around halloween. make sure to keep your feline friends safe, have a nice day!

June 2014
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saathi1013:gingersmaps:



SIGNAL BOOST!! PLEASE REBLOG!
One of my longtime favourite livejournal people, Rose Fox (who is a queer Editor at Publisher’s Weekly in NYC and Program Chair for Readercon) is about to release her Kickstarted POC Sci-Fi Anthology “LONG HIDDEN: SPECULATIVE FICTION FROM THE MARGINS OF HISTORY” this May at Readercon and at launch parties in NYC!

Most written chronicles of history, and most speculative stories, put rulers, conquerors, and invaders front and center. People with less power, money, or status—enslaved people, indigenous people, people of color, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, the very young and very old, and religious minorities, among others—are relegated to the margins. Today, mainstream history continues to perpetuate one-sided versions of the past while mistelling or erasing the stories of the rest of the world.
There is a long and honorable legacy of literary resistance to erasure. This anthology partakes of that legacy. It will feature stories from the margins of speculative history, each taking place between 1400 and the early 1900s and putting a speculative twist—an element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the unclassifiably strange—on real past events.

Here’s the final Table of Contents and the wonderful list of Authors who contributed:
Sofia Samatar - “Ogres of East Africa” Thoraiya Dyer - “The Oud”Tananarive Due - “Free Jim’s Mine”S. Lynn - “Ffydd (Faith)”Sunny Moraine - “Across the Seam”Rion Amilcar Scott - “Numbers”Meg Jayanth - “Each Part Without Mercy”Claire Humphrey - “The Witch of Tarup”L.S. Johnson - “Marigolds”Robert William Iveniuk - “Diyu”Jamey Hatley - “Collected Likenesses”Michael Janairo - “Angela and the Scar”Benjamin Parzybok - “The Colts”Kima Jones - “Nine”Christina Lynch - “The Heart and the Feather”Troy L. Wiggins - “A Score of Roses”Nghi Vo - “Neither Witch Nor Fairy” David Fuller - “A Deeper Echo”Ken Liu - “結草銜環 (Knotting Grass, Holding Ring)” Kemba Banton - “Jooni”Sarah Pinsker - “There Will Be One Vacant Chair” Nnedi Okorafor - “It’s War”Shanaé Brown - “Find Me Unafraid”Nicolette Barischoff - “A Wedding in Hungry Days”Lisa Bolekaja - “Medu”Victor LaValle - “Lone Women”Sabrina Vourvoulias - “The Dance of the White Demons”
I know a LOT of people who are always wishing for recommendations of more diverse, POC, queer-representative works of Science Fiction, so PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST so that as many of your followers as possible get a chance to see that this is coming out! And follow @LongHidden on twitter for the official Mid-May release date (I will be posting it as well when announced!)

I am totally buying this in a hot second when it comes out.  Whoo.

saathi1013:gingersmaps:

SIGNAL BOOST!! PLEASE REBLOG!

One of my longtime favourite livejournal people, Rose Fox (who is a queer Editor at Publisher’s Weekly in NYC and Program Chair for Readercon) is about to release her Kickstarted POC Sci-Fi Anthology “LONG HIDDEN: SPECULATIVE FICTION FROM THE MARGINS OF HISTORY” this May at Readercon and at launch parties in NYC!

Most written chronicles of history, and most speculative stories, put rulers, conquerors, and invaders front and center. People with less power, money, or status—enslaved people, indigenous people, people of color, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, the very young and very old, and religious minorities, among others—are relegated to the margins. Today, mainstream history continues to perpetuate one-sided versions of the past while mistelling or erasing the stories of the rest of the world.

There is a long and honorable legacy of literary resistance to erasure. This anthology partakes of that legacy. It will feature stories from the margins of speculative history, each taking place between 1400 and the early 1900s and putting a speculative twist—an element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the unclassifiably strange—on real past events.

Here’s the final Table of Contents and the wonderful list of Authors who contributed:

Sofia Samatar - “Ogres of East Africa” 
Thoraiya Dyer - “The Oud”
Tananarive Due - “Free Jim’s Mine”
S. Lynn - “Ffydd (Faith)”
Sunny Moraine - “Across the Seam”
Rion Amilcar Scott - “Numbers”
Meg Jayanth - “Each Part Without Mercy”
Claire Humphrey - “The Witch of Tarup”
L.S. Johnson - “Marigolds”
Robert William Iveniuk - “Diyu”
Jamey Hatley - “Collected Likenesses”
Michael Janairo - “Angela and the Scar”
Benjamin Parzybok - “The Colts”
Kima Jones - “Nine”
Christina Lynch - “The Heart and the Feather”
Troy L. Wiggins - “A Score of Roses”
Nghi Vo - “Neither Witch Nor Fairy” 
David Fuller - “A Deeper Echo”
Ken Liu - “結草銜環 (Knotting Grass, Holding Ring)” 
Kemba Banton - “Jooni”
Sarah Pinsker - “There Will Be One Vacant Chair” 
Nnedi Okorafor - “It’s War”
Shanaé Brown - “Find Me Unafraid”
Nicolette Barischoff - “A Wedding in Hungry Days”
Lisa Bolekaja - “Medu”
Victor LaValle - “Lone Women”
Sabrina Vourvoulias - “The Dance of the White Demons”

I know a LOT of people who are always wishing for recommendations of more diverse, POC, queer-representative works of Science Fiction, so PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST so that as many of your followers as possible get a chance to see that this is coming out! And follow @LongHidden on twitter for the official Mid-May release date (I will be posting it as well when announced!)

I am totally buying this in a hot second when it comes out.  Whoo.

June 2014
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gothghoul:

ATTENTION: If you have an autoplay, if you post any triggering/NSFW content, if you are going on hiatus, or simply need to alert your followers of something, this post is for you.
A lot of people are triggered by sudden noises that they have no idea were coming, or just plain out not being ready for a sound or music. I’ve found a code for your tumblr that you can set to display your own message. I think it’d be really helpful if you have followers afraid of things that will suddenly startle them. You can find the code here. You can also use this for your own alert. Ex: “I am on hiatus!” “This blog contains ____.” This is good for many triggers. Simply copy and paste the code below your <head> and insert your own message into ‘YOUR MESSAGE HERE’. This has been a PSA. Please reblog this so people will know how to make their tumblrs a little safer. It’s not a must, but it’s a nice addition to help your followers feel safer on your blog. 

gothghoul:

ATTENTION: If you have an autoplay, if you post any triggering/NSFW content, if you are going on hiatus, or simply need to alert your followers of something, this post is for you.

A lot of people are triggered by sudden noises that they have no idea were coming, or just plain out not being ready for a sound or music. I’ve found a code for your tumblr that you can set to display your own message. I think it’d be really helpful if you have followers afraid of things that will suddenly startle them. You can find the code here. You can also use this for your own alert. Ex: “I am on hiatus!” “This blog contains ____.” This is good for many triggers. Simply copy and paste the code below your <head> and insert your own message into ‘YOUR MESSAGE HERE’. This has been a PSA. Please reblog this so people will know how to make their tumblrs a little safer. It’s not a must, but it’s a nice addition to help your followers feel safer on your blog. 

June 2014
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Missing Asks!

hammerandrage:

(( I FOUND IT! I FOUND THE ANSWER!

Okay, maybe not the final answer, but part of the problem! Asks keep getting eaten. Which is a big problem when you’re doing something anon and don’t want to ask the person “did you get it”? 

If the ask contains an ellipsis without a trailing space, it gets eaten. It says delivered, but it goes nowhere.

So “Well… then” will get delivered but “Well…then” won’t!

Hopefully this helps in getting your asks actually delivered.))

#huh.   #signal boost