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the cat that just casually fucking hiccuped and probably summoned the dark lord
omg the way that last baby hops!
The mama’s all embarrassed, “oh my god! I am so so sorry they don’t usually behave like this, they’re good kids really…”
i’m laughing so hard
I’M SO DONE
I’ve reblogged this before but I’ll reblog it everytime it comes up on my dash
I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS POST TO APPEAR ON MY DASH AGAIN. OMG.
i think i already reblogged this but i dont CARE
yes of course I do :D I have two!
Today, my house burned down.
It was a very nice house - well suited to my mother, my sister and I, as well as our four pets. We moved in on August 1, 2009, after and ugly and long sell with the old house.
It was a modest, 3 bedroom affair - a bungalow, with a finished basement and a lovely yard. The neighbourhood was new, clean and bright, and our neighbours were friendly and hospitable. A little semi-rural paradise, really.
At 6:10 this morning, i found myself stumbling out my front door amidst a haze of heat and smoke, not quite sure of the events that had led me there. I was sleepy, but i could feel adrenaline pounding - cold, due to my shorts and tank top, but hot from the inferno behind me. I remembered seeing one of my two cats in my bedroom - blue eyes wide with -what i now suppose- was fear.
She wasn’t in my arms. I dont know where she is.
Within half an hour, the upper level was a charred husk. The basement, though it escaped the blaze, was flooded.
I don’t know how much we’ll be able to recover.
We need help.
My mother, my sister and I, and out two dogs escaped unharmed. I do not know where my cats are.
We lost a great deal in this fire - i may have lost my ability to work and paint,as the operational status of my computer is still up in the air, and my tablet is most certainly ruined. My mother and sister, i think, lost more - my bedroom was in the basement, and theirs were on the main floor.
I dont know when, if ever, we will get our house back - it is beyond simple repairs. I dont know how much money our insurance will give us. I dont know if our cars are still useable.
I have no answers. All i have is my phone, a change of clothes from Walmart, an origami phoenix, a $2 sketchbook and a pack of pencils.
I dont really know how to go about asking for help, but if you can give me anything. Anything. I will draw you something in thanks. It wont be much - it can’t be. All i have is a pad of paper and a camera phone.
But its a place to start. Maybe even a place to start over.In my infinite wisdom i forgot to include my paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
So I went for my dreams, and in the process have taken a pretty big hit to my bank account, because who knew dreaming of being an artist didn’t make you rich.
Because of this, I am working to get more commissions to help cover the bills, since there’s nothing else covering them right now, and to help advertise my commissions I figured hey! how about a contest!
So here is Terra’s big commission contest!
For every 100 reblogs this post gets, I will randomly choose one of Studio Fae X’s follower to give a free commission! Ranging from value of $25 to $75! If this gets a ridiculously high amount of reblogs, I may increase the amount of notes needed for a new prize to be given out.
To win you MUST reblog, and you MUST be following Studio Fae X. Winners will be chosen from our followers, not from the notes on this post.
You can reblog as much as you want (with reason, no ballot stuffing!)
You can trade up/down by treating your prize as a credited amount. If you won a bust but really wants a Mucha, you can apply the value of the bust to a Mucha, and only pay the difference.
And of course this is all a drive to get me more commissions in general! My commissions start at $25 and go up. Full prices and information is here, and I am very flexible, so message me if something doesn’t make sense, or you have an idea not covered in my commissions.
And please promote anywhere you can! Anything helps!
This is me! All help appreciated!
Hey y’all. Reblog this. Cause we need rent
no literally, 2 out of the 3 of us have no jobs right now and we can’t make rent.. And you need art.
Reblogged because really they’re sweethearts and if I could right now I’d so be ordering some commissions from them.
Hello tumblr allow me to present you the swedish vallhund
i´m VERY confused as you guys are not freaking out about these little guys yet since they´re basically WOLF CORGIS.
Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart
I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was standing in line to ask Sir Patrick Stewart a question at his panel. I first had to thank him for a speech he had given at amnesty international about domestic violence towards women . I had only seen it a few months ago but I was still dealing with my own personal experience with a similar issue, and I didn’t know what to call it. After seeing Patrick talk so personally about it I finally was able to correctly call it abuse, in my case sexual abuse that was going to quickly turn into physical abuse as well. I didn’t feel guilty or disgusting anymore. I finally didn’t feel responsible for the abuse that was put upon me. I was finally able to start my healing process and to put that part of my life behind me.
After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.
They were about to move onto the next question when Sir Patrick looked at me and asked me “My Dear, are you okay?” I said yes, and that I was finally able to move on from that part of my life. He then passionately said that his mother had done nothing to provoke his father and that even if she had, violence was never, ever a choice a man should make. That it is in the power of men to stop violence towards women. The moderator then asked “Do you want a hug?”
Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.
Sir Patrick Stewart is an absolute roll model for men. He is an amazing man and was so kind and full of heart. I want to let everyone know to please find help if you are in a violent or abusive house hold or relationship. There are organizations and people ready to help. I had countless people after the panel thanking me for sharing the story and asking him those questions. Many said they went through similar things. You are not alone.
^ Here is the video of my question to Sir Patrick Stewart
Photos by Eugene Lee, Thank you
I cannot put to words how much I love this man.
Nichelle Nichols (Uhura on the original series):”Whoopi Goldberg, she’s just marvellous. I had no way of knowing that she was a Star Trek fan. When I finally met her it was her first year on the Next Generation.
She loved the show so much and she told her agent she wants a role on Star Trek. Well agents go ‘Big screen, little screen, no, you can’t do that’. Well you can’t tell Whoopi ‘You can’t do that’.
And so they finally asked, and they had the same reaction at Star Trek office, specifically Gene. And she said, ‘I want to meet him and I want him to tell me to my face. If he tells me he doesn’t want me and why, I’ll be fine.’
Knowing Gene he had to take that challenge, and so he met with her. She said, ‘I just wanted you to tell me why you don’t want me in Star Trek.’
Gene said, ‘Well, I’ll just ask you one question and I’ll make my decision on that. You’re a big screen star, why do you want to be on a little screen, why do you want to be in Star Trek?’
And she looked at him and she said, ‘Well, it’s all Nichelle Nichols’ fault.’
That threw him, he said, ‘What do you mean?’
She said, ‘Well when I was nine years old Star Trek came on,’ and she said, ‘I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, “Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!”’ And she said, ‘I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be, and I want to be on Star Trek.’
And he said, ‘I’ll write you a role.’
I know I’ve reblogged this before, and I will undoubtedly do it again.
It matters. And no amount of saying that we’re post-racial or that racism isn’t a thing or that “they just chose the best actor for the role” or otherwise trying to cover up for it will make it okay to keep relegating actors of color to secondary roles, villain roles, stereotyped roles, or no roles at all, and it sure as hell won’t make it okay to keep whitewashing CHARACTERS of color out of the story by casting white actors to play then.
I said “Dr. King, thank you so much. I really am going to miss my co-stars.” He said, dead serious, “What are you talking about?” I said, “I’m leaving Star Trek,” He said, “You cannot. You cannot!”
I was taken aback. He said, “Don’t you understand what this man has achieved? For the first time on television we will be seen as we should be seen every day – as intelligent, quality, beautiful people who can sing, dance, but who can also go into space, who can be lawyers, who can be teachers, who can be professors, and yet you don’t see it on television – until now….”
I could say nothing, I just stood there realizing every word that he was saying was the truth. He said, “Gene Roddenberry has opened a door for the world to see us. If you leave, that door can be closed because, you see, your role is not a Black role, and it’s not a female role, he can fill it with anything, including an alien.”
At that moment, the world tilted for me. I knew then that I was something else and that the world was not the same. That’s all I could think of, everything that Dr. King had said: The world sees us for the first time as we should be seen.
It matters, man. It honestly does. It mattered then and it still matters.
Reblogging because really… Both women are awesome role models.