tidepooling:

Hey, Teen Wolf fandom! I was thinking about getting Tyler Posey a nice gift for BiteCon in April, and was sort of stumped on what individual present to get him—but given all of the money he’s raised himself for Leukemia Lymphoma Society, I thought it would be amazing if we could pool our efforts to raise money on his behalf. 

LLS is a charity that’s close to my heart since my dad suffered from lymphoma and passed away a few years ago, and I was lucky enough to walk with Tyler and Seana at Light the Night in LA this past fall in my dad’s memory. A lot of you guys probably know that Tyler’s Serengetee line goes towards LLS, and at DOTW this past weekend he raised several thousand dollars for LLS by auctioning off Teen Wolf scripts. I had the chance to thank him for his work with them there, and he seemed so moved by the fans who have helped him raise money for the charity. 

He has such a kind heart and is one of the most down-to-earth, genuine celebrities I’ve ever met, and I think it would be wonderful if we could put money towards an amazing cause in his name to thank him for everything he’s done.

I’ve made a gofundme charity page, so all donations will go directly to LLS. Even if you can only donate a couple of dollars, any amount helps! And if you can’t donate, signal boosting this so that as many Teen Wolf fans as possible see it that would be amazing. I’d like to present him with some sort of certificate showing him how much we’ve raised in his honor at BiteCon, so we have a little under two months to raise money—I’ve set our goal at $5000—but I believe in you guys! Fandom’s always great about coming together for things like this. 

I’m not personally affiliated with LLS or with gofundme, so if you have specific questions about either of them, your best bet is to check out their websites/FAQs here:

http://www.gofundme.com/how-to-fundraise/

http://www.lls.org/

Thank you guys so much! I know this will mean the world to him and anyone who has been affected by blood cancers.

The page to donate is here, and please spread the word: http://www.gofundme.com/71vlkw

(Photo/gif credit to Alexis Tirado for MTV Act.)

Don’t forget to spread the word and donate if you can! 

I am trying to put together a special print for Bitecon where if you donated you can bring a print out to get a free print of it from me. :D  I hope I can finish it in time! <3

(via neptunepirate)

boldriley:

joannaestep:

ART SAMPLES FROM MY STORY, BOLD RILEY AND THE LION JAWED!

Hey guys, lest ye forget, the Bold Riley: Unspun Kickstarter has 6 days left!  There’s still plenty of pledge tiers where you can get original art from the book, and for every extra 1k we raise, all the artists get another bonus!  We’re helping awesome artists to do their thing!

So if you’re thinking of giving Bold Riley a try, now is the best time to pledge, and reserve your copy!  And if you’re already familiar with The World of The Coin, then please signal boost!  I want this Kickstarter to go out with a bang!  

My girl Jo is just killing it on her part of Bold Riley: Unspun. A new major character is introduced in this volume and I always knew I wanted Jo to be the one to show him to the stage. I sent her a few sketches of Swift Kuba and from that rough base she nailed it.  

I’m still running a kickstarter to pay out the excellent creative team for Bold Riley: Unspun where you can get PDF’s, Print books and original art. Every K we hit means more money for the artists! Spread the word and support artists, queer comics, and new narrative.

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Teen Wolf BL Anthology

dejabluecircle:

After a deadly match that left out many heavy-weight series (which might reappear in the future, chun chun), the absolute winner has been Teen Wolf!!!

Therefore the calling for entries is now open!

  • We are looking for contributors at the moment. The admission period will be open until the 6th April 2014.
  • You can take part in the project with black and white fancomics and/or color illustrations (comics will be more appreciated it due to the limited number of color pages we have available).
  • You can participate with work related to the Teen Wolf universe and all the characters in the series. Original Characters and Crossovers with characters from other series will not be accepted.
  • If you are going to make a fancomic, you can provide a summary of the plot and an estimation of the number of pages it will take up until the 20th April 2014.
  • R-18 rated doujinshi/illustrations are allowed (which doesn’t mean they are compulsory; shounen-ai and fluff is also fine). Censure will be left up to each artist’s personal criterion.


Check out this awesome project!  :D  Signal boost if you can?

Also check out the submission info here!

I Want My Nerd HQ

Zachary Levi and the Nerd Machine family need your help to fund Nerd HQ 2014! Nerd HQ is a free experience for fans during the weekend of SDCC to test out the newest video games, gadgets, and tech, as well as give fans the opportunity to attend celebrity conversation panels (which Zac livestreams), photo-ops and signing-ops. In addition, funds raised during this event are contributed to the charity, Operation Smile.

Typically, they fund the event solely through Sponsorships, but last year it didn’t work out and essentially almost ended Nerd HQ. If you can spare $5 to this campaign that would be amazing, but if not, then don’t worry at all. You can show your support by spreading the word for this wonderful cause :D

(via countermeasures)

Teen Wolf Shipper Demographic Survey

lunaobsessive:

I’m LunaObsessive, and these are surveys for non-Sterek ships.  I did the Sterek survey yesterday, the results of which can be found here, and as that was so successful I wanted to try with other ships.

I got 1000 responses for the Sterek survey in a very short space of time.  As Sterek is such a large ship, I expect it will be harder to collect that number for the others, but I intend to try.  The more responses I get the more accurate the results with be.

Allison/Lydia

Allison/Scott

Isaac/Scott

Lydia/Scott

Lydia/Stiles

Scott/Stiles

Any signal boosting and/or promotion would be very much appreciated.

I will post the results to my tumblr when I have enough results.

Thank you <3

(I might have to settle for 500, as most ships have only just passed 100, but hopefully that will still be a representative sample.)

So here’s the deal: Opening Commissions!

kedreeva:

So, here’s the deal. I’m being saddled with an unexpected $850 bill for transmission repair work on my car. I can cover it in time to recover my car, but it’s about to leave me a couple hundred short for the rest of my bills.

Since I would like to continue to eat and stuff, I’m going to open a few fiction commissions, hopefully enough to cover the gap. You can find my writing here if you’d like to look, and many of the stories are commissions from the charity auctions I’ve done.

Here’s what I’m offering:

  • $2 for a 3-words type commission. For $2 you can send me a pairing (any pairing, or gen), plus three words, and I will write something based around it. These typically run between 200 and 600 words. Examples can be found on this tag.
  • $1 per 100 words for regular commission. Choose a dollar amount up to $30 and I will write 100 words per dollar. You pick the pairing (any pairing, or gen) and the prompt, along with any specific details you want included.
  • $30-50 will double wordcount (200 words per $1). If you commission for more than $30 (up to $50), I will double the amount of wordcount per dollar.
  • $50+ please contact me first. If you would like more than 10k words, I would need to work that out with you in private.

I am willing to write any pairing (with R and below on rating, though I can discuss above that) for this, and I can write in the Teen Wolf, Supernatural, or Fringe worlds. If you have any questions about whether your prompt/pairing/wordcount choice combination is viable, please feel free to send me an ask or an e-mail.

If you’d like to commission me, please e-mail me at ItamashiiSparkle@gmail.com with the subject line “Commission Request” and include at least your Tumblr name and an idea of what you would like done.

If you would like just to donate to help out, you can go through paypal (my e-mail for that is ItamashiiSparkle@yahoo.com) or just help spread this a little to reach others. I really, really appreciate any help anyone can give!

Thanks for your time!

Signal boost!  Kedreeva is SO SWEET and also is an awesome writer!  Give her a hand if you can?  ;’) 

She also writes Skittles! *hint hint*

(via kedreeva)


From Nathan Winograd:


PETA’s 2013 statistics from the State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture are now available. According to the records, PETA took in 894 dogs in 2013. They killed 629 of them, or seven out of 10. They also sent 227 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other dogs who were killed. That’s a high-end 96% rate of killing associated with their intake of dogs. They rehomed only 35, a paltry 4%.They also took in 1,281 cats and killed 1,164, nine out of 10 of them. They sent another 100 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other cats who were killed. That’s a high-end 99% rate of killing associated with their intake of cats. They rehomed only 16 or 1%.The records can be found here: http://bit.ly/1dL07TuIn the past, PETA was defiant, claiming their job was to kill the young and old, the healthy and sick, even those they themselves described as “adoptable,” “adorable,” “healthy,” and “perfect.” They did so even after promising to find them homes, injecting them with a fatal dose of poison within minutes instead. Ingrid Newkirk has called the overdose of poison a “gift.” Since 1999, roughly 2,000 animals a year have been systematically slaughtered by PETA, well over 90% with only 1% being adopted (and then primarily to staff ). Over 30,000 animals have lost their lives at the hands of PETA and they do not deny it.PETA still takes in and kills about 2,000 animals a year. That has not changed. Now under increasing scrutiny because of the wide ranging success of the No Kill movement and greater exposure of their killing, what has changed is the excuse. Their defiant view that killing even healthy animals is a “gift” has given way to apologia that all the animals they take in and kill are suffering, even while they refuse to provide individual veterinary records for all the animals, even as a newspaper quoted a senior PETA spokesperson as admitting that half the animals they took in last year were healthy, and even as they send animals to kill shelters for possible adoption, putting them either on death row or displacing others in those shelters to be killed. PETA says they have over 3,000,000 supporters and they take in over 30,000,000 dollars a year. With that kind of outreach, surely they could have found those animals a home, with minimal effort. Why send them to shelters which already claim they have no choice but to kill because they get too many as it is? Why? Because killing is what they do and what they believe in.This is the same organization that has called for every shelter to kill every pit bull, even friendly ones: http://bit.ly/XrvcKfThis is the same organization that tells shelters to kill animals, rather than work with rescuers and foster parents: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQThat claims that animals do NOT have a right to life: http://bit.ly/1lzfQMHThat lied to people and killed healthy animals they promised to find homes for within minutes in the back of a van: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/death-squad/That has a history of putting 90% of animals to death within 24 hours, including healthy and treatable ones, without making an effort to find them homes:http://bit.ly/1eHkWlDThat put to death puppies they described as healthy, adoptable, adorable and perfect: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/That celebrates when shelters kill, even after four years of not doing so:http://vimeo.com/48651351And that complains when over 10,000 animals are adopted in a single day, rather than killed: www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=13122Don’t take my word for it. Look at the evidence for yourself:www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/documents/Look at the photographs: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/When you donate to PETA, you pay for the killing of animals. Please note: As an ethical vegan and (now former) PETA volunteer who thought they shared my views about the rights of animals, I do not criticize PETA because they believe animals shouldn’t be exploited or killed, but because they do not. I do. Animals should have a right to life.
PETA’s 2013 statistics from the State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture are now available. According to the records, PETA took in 894 dogs in 2013. They killed 629 of them, or seven out of 10. They also sent 227 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other dogs who were killed. That’s a high-end 96% rate of killing associated with their intake of dogs. They rehomed only 35, a paltry 4%.

They also took in 1,281 cats and killed 1,164, nine out of 10 of them. They sent another 100 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other cats who were killed. That’s a high-end 99% rate of killing associated with their intake of cats. They rehomed only 16 or 1%.

The records can be found here: http://bit.ly/1dL07Tu

In the past, PETA was defiant, claiming their job was to kill the young and old, the healthy and sick, even those they themselves described as “adoptable,” “adorable,” “healthy,” and “perfect.” They did so even after promising to find them homes, injecting them with a fatal dose of poison within minutes instead. Ingrid Newkirk has called the overdose of poison a “gift.” Since 1999, roughly 2,000 animals a year have been systematically slaughtered by PETA, well over 90% with only 1% being adopted (and then primarily to staff ). Over 30,000 animals have lost their lives at the hands of PETA and they do not deny it.

PETA still takes in and kills about 2,000 animals a year. That has not changed. Now under increasing scrutiny because of the wide ranging success of the No Kill movement and greater exposure of their killing, what has changed is the excuse. Their defiant view that killing even healthy animals is a “gift” has given way to apologia that all the animals they take in and kill are suffering, even while they refuse to provide individual veterinary records for all the animals, even as a newspaper quoted a senior PETA spokesperson as admitting that half the animals they took in last year were healthy, and even as they send animals to kill shelters for possible adoption, putting them either on death row or displacing others in those shelters to be killed. 

PETA says they have over 3,000,000 supporters and they take in over 30,000,000 dollars a year. With that kind of outreach, surely they could have found those animals a home, with minimal effort. Why send them to shelters which already claim they have no choice but to kill because they get too many as it is? Why? Because killing is what they do and what they believe in.

This is the same organization that has called for every shelter to kill every pit bull, even friendly ones: http://bit.ly/XrvcKf

This is the same organization that tells shelters to kill animals, rather than work with rescuers and foster parents: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQ

That claims that animals do NOT have a right to life: http://bit.ly/1lzfQMH

That lied to people and killed healthy animals they promised to find homes for within minutes in the back of a van: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/
death-squad/

That has a history of putting 90% of animals to death within 24 hours, including healthy and treatable ones, without making an effort to find them homes:http://bit.ly/1eHkWlD

That put to death puppies they described as healthy, adoptable, adorable and perfect: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/

That celebrates when shelters kill, even after four years of not doing so:http://vimeo.com/48651351

And that complains when over 10,000 animals are adopted in a single day, rather than killed: www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=13122

Don’t take my word for it. Look at the evidence for yourself:www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/documents/

Look at the photographs: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/

When you donate to PETA, you pay for the killing of animals. 

Please note: As an ethical vegan and (now former) PETA volunteer who thought they shared my views about the rights of animals, I do not criticize PETA because they believe animals shouldn’t be exploited or killed, but because they do not. I do. Animals should have a right to life.

(via kedreeva)

tidepooling:

Hey, Teen Wolf fandom! I was thinking about getting Tyler Posey a nice gift for BiteCon in April, and was sort of stumped on what individual present to get him—but given all of the money he’s raised himself for Leukemia Lymphoma Society, I thought it would be amazing if we could pool our efforts to raise money on his behalf. 

LLS is a charity that’s close to my heart since my dad suffered from lymphoma and passed away a few years ago, and I was lucky enough to walk with Tyler and Seana at Light the Night in LA this past fall in my dad’s memory. A lot of you guys probably know that Tyler’s Serengetee line goes towards LLS, and at DOTW this past weekend he raised several thousand dollars for LLS by auctioning off Teen Wolf scripts. I had the chance to thank him for his work with them there, and he seemed so moved by the fans who have helped him raise money for the charity. 

He has such a kind heart and is one of the most down-to-earth, genuine celebrities I’ve ever met, and I think it would be wonderful if we could put money towards an amazing cause in his name to thank him for everything he’s done.

I’ve made a gofundme charity page, so all donations will go directly to LLS. Even if you can only donate a couple of dollars, any amount helps! And if you can’t donate, signal boosting this so that as many Teen Wolf fans as possible see it that would be amazing. I’d like to present him with some sort of certificate showing him how much we’ve raised in his honor at BiteCon, so we have a little under two months to raise money—I’ve set our goal at $5000—but I believe in you guys! Fandom’s always great about coming together for things like this. 

I’m not personally affiliated with LLS or with gofundme, so if you have specific questions about either of them, your best bet is to check out their websites/FAQs here:

http://www.gofundme.com/how-to-fundraise/

http://www.lls.org/

Thank you guys so much! I know this will mean the world to him and anyone who has been affected by blood cancers.

The page to donate is here, and please spread the word: http://www.gofundme.com/71vlkw

(Photo/gif credit to Alexis Tirado for MTV Act.)

Signal boost! This looks amazing, what a cool idea!

(via wendigo)

HI! SOrry to bug you but I was wondering what the new submission deadline is (also if you guys were taking letters or no?)

Anonymous

pagesforposey:

Hi!!!! Not bothering at all! We are indeed taking new submissions, and everything will be put in the book! (the beauty of handmaking the book is that it doesn’t cost $1.50 a page. yikes.)

the deadline is March 1st! and yes, letters are still welcome ^_^

polyteenwolf:

  • Saturday 15th
    Why have drama when you can have sex?
  • Sunday 16th
    Trans* and genderqueer identities
  • Monday 17th
    Aromantic and ace identities
  • Tuesday 18th
    The Bestiary: new mythologies and creatures
  • Wednesday 19th
    Firsts (kisses, times, fights, battles against mortal enemies)
  • Thursday 20th
    Growing up (college, adulthood, parenthood, growing old together)
  • Friday 21st
    Alternative Universe/Crossover

We’ll track #polyteenwolf and #teen wolf poly, or you can submit on ao3 to our collection. 

We are accepting everything! Fanfiction, fanart and graphics are the most common productions in fandom, but we encourage you to be creative in any way you want! Videos, fanmixes, poetry, a knit sweater? Whatever you do will be great!

URGENT! Kitty in Need

nonesuchgarden:

My neighbors have this big sweetie male cat named Oreo. He’s outside ALL THE TIME even when the weather is below freezing. He tries to get into my apartment a lot because he’s cold, but my cat would FREAK. So today when I found him shaking and meowing outside and he followed me up to my apartment, I scooped him up and went to my neighbors to find out what on earth is going on.

Turns out they DON’T WANT HIM. So they PUT HIM OUTSIDE AND DON’T LET HIM IN. I insisted they take him in today and that I would try to find someone to take him. I know they won’t look for a new home for him and I’m so afraid they’ll do something awful to him or that he’ll freeze to death outside.

I would take him in in a second if I could. But we really can’t afford it and as I said, my cat wouldn’t like it.

Oreo is only a year or two old. He’s all black with white paws and a little white on his face. I’ll try to get a pic the next time I see him. He’s very friendly and cuddly. I don’t think he’s fixed and I don’t know if he’s up to date on his shots. So whoever takes him in would need to take him to the vet before bringing him home if you have other animals.

Oreo and I live in Brattleboro, Vermont. Please EMAIL ME if you might be able to help him. (Tumblr messages are not reliable.) You can reach me at megan.baehr AT gmail DOT com. Please put “Oreo” in the subject line so I know what it’s about.

Thank you!!

P.S. I’m going to call my local humane society later today to ask for advice. If they will take him in, I’m going to bring him there. (They are a no-kill shelter and keep animals until they are adopted.) I want to get him out of that house and into a safe environment as soon as I can.

SIGNAL BOOST

Can anyone help even temporarily? ;~;

queermccall:

queermccall:

I’ve opened a new art store!
I’ve been wanting to open a new shop that would be both cheaper for those who wish to buy and more profitable for me. So I finally did it!
There are currently only six items up (eight, if you count the two combo packs). But as I make more art, I’ll put it up in the shop! 
I’m not working right now and I’ll be moving this summer, so any purchases you make or anything you can do to spread the word about my shop are greatly appreciated!
[You guys might know that I previously had a Society6 store. That store will remain open, but I won’t be updating it with new art prints. (I will, however, update with special requests for the other miscellaneous items)]

hi guys, i really hate doing this?
but i just found out that i likely won’t be getting my school money which includes tuition and also living expenses. which means that i likely won’t be able to pay my rent. my mom is going to pay it until i get on my feet but that’s a huge burden on her that she really can’t afford either.
i’d appreciate anything really, if it’s you spending money on my shop or just getting the word out, everything helps.
thank you

&lt;3  &lt;3  &lt;3

queermccall:

queermccall:

I’ve opened a new art store!

I’ve been wanting to open a new shop that would be both cheaper for those who wish to buy and more profitable for me. So I finally did it!

There are currently only six items up (eight, if you count the two combo packs). But as I make more art, I’ll put it up in the shop! 

I’m not working right now and I’ll be moving this summer, so any purchases you make or anything you can do to spread the word about my shop are greatly appreciated!

[You guys might know that I previously had a Society6 store. That store will remain open, but I won’t be updating it with new art prints. (I will, however, update with special requests for the other miscellaneous items)]

hi guys, i really hate doing this?

but i just found out that i likely won’t be getting my school money which includes tuition and also living expenses. which means that i likely won’t be able to pay my rent. my mom is going to pay it until i get on my feet but that’s a huge burden on her that she really can’t afford either.

i’d appreciate anything really, if it’s you spending money on my shop or just getting the word out, everything helps.

thank you

<3  <3  <3

neutralnewt:

joeywaggoner:

This is the current signature count for the petition to restore Net Neutrality. As you can see it has a very long way to go.
Come on people I know there are at least 64,000 of you on tumblr who haven’t signed this yet. Click here to do so
If you have already signed be sure to share the link so that the word will spread.

hey real talk for a second
the deadline for this petition is in THREE WEEKS
and it’s not even halfway to meeting the goal.
If it doesn’t meet the goal, IT’S OVER. THE PETITION IS REMOVED. THE END.
I know it might be a little annoying to take a whole two minutes out of your life to make an account and sign this, but that little annoyance pales in comparison to the fact that right now, MASSIVE CORPORATIONS NOW HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL HOW THE INTERNET IS RUN
Please, DON’T sit back and think, “Oh, everyone else will sign it. I’ll just reblog.” No. There are literally THOUSANDS of people thinking the exact same thing. There’s a reason this post has almost 20,000 notes more than the number of signatures: It’s because people are liking and reblogging without signing it.
Don’t fall victim to the bystander effect. DO take this very, very seriously. The only requirement for signing is that you are 13 years or older. You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to sign. So please, take the two minutes. Sign the petition. It’s the only hope we have to fix this.

neutralnewt:

joeywaggoner:

This is the current signature count for the petition to restore Net Neutrality. As you can see it has a very long way to go.

Come on people I know there are at least 64,000 of you on tumblr who haven’t signed this yet. Click here to do so

If you have already signed be sure to share the link so that the word will spread.

hey real talk for a second

the deadline for this petition is in THREE WEEKS

and it’s not even halfway to meeting the goal.

If it doesn’t meet the goal, IT’S OVER. THE PETITION IS REMOVED. THE END.

I know it might be a little annoying to take a whole two minutes out of your life to make an account and sign this, but that little annoyance pales in comparison to the fact that right now, MASSIVE CORPORATIONS NOW HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL HOW THE INTERNET IS RUN

Please, DON’T sit back and think, “Oh, everyone else will sign it. I’ll just reblog.” No. There are literally THOUSANDS of people thinking the exact same thing. There’s a reason this post has almost 20,000 notes more than the number of signatures: It’s because people are liking and reblogging without signing it.

Don’t fall victim to the bystander effect. DO take this very, very seriously. The only requirement for signing is that you are 13 years or olderYou don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to sign. So please, take the two minutes. Sign the petition. It’s the only hope we have to fix this.

(via bigbrowsderekhale)

reasonablywittyatbest:

reasonablywittyatbest:

Hey wanna take a moment to read this please? I’d really appreciate it

So the basic story is that beautiful baby up there has a massive tumor on her belly that needs removing.  I can’t afford it nor can my family.  I really hate having to ask for help with this but the problem is not going away and we can’t afford to fix it and it is not right that she suffers because we can’t afford the care she needs.  We’re failing her.  So at a loss as to what else to do I’ve set up a page on gofundme, with more details, where you can donate. She has been my constant companion for 14 years and its just not her time yet.  She is still all there, alert and loving and a bit bitchy as she has always been.  So if you have a moment go check it out please, any amount is helpful, and if you can’t donate a reblog is appreciated too.  Thank you for your time.

The link: http://www.gofundme.com/6ffrtc

Ok, so,  I posted an update on her status, which has gotten worse to be honest.  The bottom of the tumor has torn open and its sort of…oozing, blood pools on the carpet and such.  But that has also lead to one of the vets at the place we go to, to work out a slightly better deal for us.   Not to mention they were able to determine today that the growth has not spread anywhere else in her body so once we get rid of it we’ll likely never have any problems again.  That being said she is going in on Wednesday for surgery, because there is no waiting anymore after its torn open like it has. I’m so grateful to everyone who has reblogged and donated so far, and any further contributions are still very welcome. Thank you all so much. \

Ps. If you go to the donation page you can see a picture of her in her little tee-shirt we got to help keep the open wound clean and supported.  It is very cute. She likes it.

Hey guys!  I know a lot of my friends and followers are tight on money this time of year but take a look at this?

Cassandra and her family are trying really hard to get help for their cat.  They just need a little extra! 

If you can spare some go visit her gofundme page and read more about her kitty! http://www.gofundme.com/6ffrtc ( PS: There is a graphic pic of the tumor on the gofundme page so just be wary if you are triggered by things like that kind of thing.)

If you can signal boost, please do! :)

SIGNAL BOOST THIS

thetalkingpoltergeist:

HEY. THERE’S A HUGE FUCKING PROBLEM AND ISSUE HAPPENING IN MY HOME COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.

THERE IS A REVOLUTION HAPPENING IN UKRAINE, RIGHT NOW, RIGHT THIS MINUTE. 

It’s been going on for months, but the build up has been going for YEARS. There are protests, and there are riots.

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POLICE ARE RESPONDING VIOLENTLY. 

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AS OF TODAY, THERE HAVE BEEN HUNDREDS INJURIES, AND THREE CONFIRMED DEAD.

What is this stemming from?

Ukraine as a whole nation is trying to join the EU. It is beneficial for the people. It is beneficial for the country. The catch is that they would have to implement lots of EU laws, standards, currencies, and regimes. 

This is predicted to bounce Ukraine up in terms of financial power, add economical power, geographical power (Ukraine has a lot of natural resources) and improve general life for the population.

Why is this being prevented? Short answer? Putin and Russia. 

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Putin and several other supporters/like minded people want to establish a 2nd Soviet Union. It won’t be called that, but it would be basically a collection/group of ex-soviet like states, that would combine political, trade, and military power. 

The key to this success is Ukraine. Due to the reasons mentioned above - Ukraine has a lot of leverage on whether or not this could become the reality. 

Why isn’t Ukraine joining the EU happening?

Corrupt and pro-Russian prime ministers is why. Ukrainian officials are scared of Russian, because Russia more or less is threatening a take-over through force. 

The nation is also split, in terms of its people. Further West and North/West you have a stronger Ukrainian lineage/descent, and a stronger presence of the Ukrainian language. Due to the geographical location, they’re typically influenced by the EU further West.

The East and Southern Ukraine is more Russian, with Russian becoming a stronger prevalent language, and stronger ties to the ex-Soviet bloc and views on Russia. That was the case, although more of the country is agreeing in throwing off Russian oppression.

BACK TO THE RIOTS.

There had been a past revolution in 2004, called ‘the orange revolution’. This is more or less, is the start up and build up of this conflict. There have been laws since passed that prohibits and bans protesting of all forms. It is illegal to protest and illegal to wear gas-masks and protective gear. It is also illegal to cover the revolution, journalism that mentions it is ENTIRELY banned. This is censorship, and it is wrong.

Despite that, there have been MASSIVE protests, with gatherings up to 200,000 strong in Kiev. 

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This revolutionary movement is literally more prevalent in the West, and Western cities/provinces. 

Revolutionaries are camped out in main squares of cities.

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There are three leaders of the movement, nicknamed ‘Euromaiden movement’, and the movement and its leaders are being ignored by the government and officials. One of the leaders is a champion and well known international boxer, and plans to run for the next presidency, his name is Vitali Klitschko, and he is quoted as saying

"the government has betrayed the people", this is him between protesters and police, trying to stop the tension, he is sprayed by a fire extinguisher.

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The prime minister had initially made moves to help Ukraine progress towards the joining of EU, and at a meeting in which paper work would have more or less secured it, back out of it - probably from fear of Russia’s involvement. 

ITS PEOPLE ARE IN DANGER. The riots are QUICKLY turning to violence.

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Tear gas, MOLOTOVS ARE BEING USED. (link leads to footage of serious rioting, be warned)

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THIS IS SERIOUS, AND IT’S HAPPENING NOW.

TWO OF THE EARLIER MENTIONED CASUALTIES ARE FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS FROM RIOT POLICE/POLICE.

The protesters have built catapults to throw debris, and throw rocks back at shield walls of riot squads.

I DON’T KNOW HOW I CAN ADVISE YOU TO HELP, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE KNOWN THAT THIS IS HAPPENING. RIGHT. NOW.

If you can contribute to this, and add more insight with information, more articles or links to footage, please do so! 

Слава Україні!

Slava Ukraini!

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