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.
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. 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*
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/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.
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:
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!
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 ^_^
- 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
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!
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.
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.
Can anyone help even temporarily? ;~;
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.
<3 <3 <3
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.
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! :)
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.
POLICE ARE RESPONDING VIOLENTLY.
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.
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.
This revolutionary movement is literally more prevalent in the West, and Western cities/provinces.
Revolutionaries are camped out in main squares of cities.
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.
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.
Tear gas, MOLOTOVS ARE BEING USED. (link leads to footage of serious rioting, be warned)
THIS IS SERIOUS, AND IT’S HAPPENING NOW.
TWO OF THE EARLIER MENTIONED CASUALTIES ARE FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS FROM RIOT POLICE/POLICE.
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!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS
My rescue just got five new horses dumped on us. The worst two are these babies - colts barely a year old. I couldn’t get good pictures of the other three (super scared, didn’t want to stress them out further), but they’re pretty near-death-looking as well.
The point is, we only have enough food and money to provide for them (in addition to our five other rescues) for two more weeks. Pleeaaasseeeee donate anything you can spare for them, or at least pass this on. If you’re in the upstate SC area, good quality hay would be much appreciated as well.
If you need some kind of bribe for me (promos, follows, anything), message me that you donated and I’ll do it.
Please guys, signal boost and contribute if you can. These poor babies! ;~;
This is my elder sister, Sammy.
When she was 14 she started to have pain in her back, and have bouts of what seemed like fever. For many years she was bounced around from hospital to hospital, from Newcastle to London, and that was only due to my mother’s constant nagging and sheer determination to get a diagnosis.
She is the perfect older sister.
She has cared for me, taught me so much, and though we are sometimes seen as the opposites of each other, we are also exactly the same in some ways and I love her to bits. My mum has a chronic illness so Sam helped raise me and she is sometimes known as the second mum. She is practical and independent and we always thought by now she would have got her own place and be living her life.
This sadly is not so.
Sam is bed ridden.
She can’t walk more than a few metres because she has finally been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos and POTS and an undiagnosed kidney problem that means kidney stones develop every so often. We are certain there is more to her condition, but both of these syndromes are obscure in the medical profession anyway and so there has been practically any decent help for her. She has spent years in pain, gradually declining before our eyes, trying drugs after drugs and doing therapy and all sorts and it breaks our hearts. She had to drop out of Uni because she could not attend enough and she is now also practically wheelchair bound and physiotherapy isn’t working.
I come home and spend time with her, assure her she is still beautiful even though the steroids have caused water retention has puffed up her face, that she is not useless and push her around shopping when we go out. Since she had to drop out of Uni she has lost contact with most of her friends and though she will never admit it, I know she is lonely. Most of the time at school people ask me where my awesome things come from and my answer is always “my sister!”. She is kind and thoughtful and deserves so much after what she has done for me.
The NHS doesn’t have the funding nor the time or common bloody sense to help Sam, so we need to have enough money to see specialists and for many tests. Blood, urine, the works.
My family doesn’t have much money at all. I am paying my way through school myself and money troubles is a daily worry.
At this point, though my family is asking relatives and friends if they would like to donate, embarrassing though it may be, I am begging you.
I love my sister and I have seen her screaming in agony and I feel useless as the medical profession have failed one of the people I admire most in this world, so I feel little shame and I hope my earnestness has been heard because I just don’t know what to do with myself when she doesn’t come to the table for dinner and we all just silently accept the fact that she’s too ill to even just sit and chat with her family.
If you have absolutely anything to spare, I would be so grateful if you could donate it so we can try and do something for her, or simply reblog this as much as possible so others might be able to help.
Here is her donation pages and more information from her:
Thank you so much for the help, you have my heartfelt gratitude.
SIGNAL BOOST for these lovely sisters! <3
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: BEAUTY TIPS FOR THE INCAPACITATED
You know when everything is horrible? Haha, me too. Today I was lying in bed, eating Lime Tostitos for breakfast because who cares, and I thought, “I should leave my apartment today.” And then I thought, “I’m not going to do that.” “Okay, then just do something,” I suggested. “Let’s put a bunch of stuff on our face and body. Stuff that’s not just the same regular filth you’ve been wallowing in for two days.” “But like, on a cosmic scale, there’s no point,” I pointed out. “Sound and fury, told by an idiot, signifying nothing.” “Sure,” I conceded, “but what if we look a little prettier while we sink slowly into the black mud of mortality from the feet up?” “Ugh, fine,” I said.
Akicon, the for-profit con of bootleg merchandise fraud, bilking and abusing their artist’s alley, and booking guests with a sexual harassment history and covering for their assaults. Akicon Management has hired Leslie Burt Shotwell (DJ Victor Malice) a felon convicted of: Sexual Assault of a minor, drugging, and rape. (HERE) He has been hired by management since 2011-2013. By doing so, they have endangered countless convention attendee’s. This year Akicon management ignored warnings from countless convention go-ers about Shotwell being a felon with rape charges, and led to another convention attendee getting drugged and raped by Shotwell. When she reported the assault to Akicon Management, they called her a liar and defended Shotwell. Later Management tried to cover their tracks by stating: “We can’t help what happens in private hotel rooms.”. Akicon needs to realize what they do every year is wrong, and we will not stand for it. Get Akicon shut down for good.
If you would like to Sign this petition follow the Link above.
Please Sign and reblog/share/tweet. I want this to spread like a wildfire.
Reblogging to get the word out. This con is not safe, they do not consider the safety of their attendees.