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On the routine with Val from last night…

We were given this incredible opportunity by the producers. This was one of the main reasons I wanted to be back on the show, to get to flex those creative muscles. As soon as we knew there would be the “Results” shows this season, we pitched this idea of “The Maks & Val Show” hijacking DWTS, using this massive million-dollar set we have. There’s nowhere else we’d have the opportunity to do this, so we were excited about it.

The biggest thing was working out the script, and making sure people weren’t “uncomfortable” with us speaking on the show. One of the producers at the last minute was like, “Is this even a good idea?” and rightfully so — I wouldn’t give me a live mic! [Laughs.]. At the very last second, Val went up and asked Vanilla if he wanted to be part of the gag and he was totally into it.

But the end result was a great routine. I’m glad for the opportunity because we really wanted to tailor something specific to this set. On the “Maks and Val” tour over the summer, there was a segment where I’d pull someone out of the audience, so we wanted to find a fun way to integrate that into this. True story, the lady in the audience did not know what was happening, but it worked and I think she was into it!

Everything we heard afterwards was so positive, and that it was fun, high energy. And that’s what makes something like this successful, how genuinely happy we are to be able to do it.

ditto132  asked:

You inherit 5 million dollars the same day aliens land on the earth and say they're going to blow it up in 2 days. What do you do?

How much is the US dollar worth to the aliens? What will they be willing to take in exchange for not turning the earth into stardust?

A brief rundown of everything that has happened over the last month and a half:

Both the mirrors on my boyfriend’s car got broken, so we had to spend 150 dollars to replace them.

Not long after this, thanks to the bullshit parking policies at our apartment, his car was towed. Getting it back cost us about 500 dollars.

My job is going into the toilet financially so they’re just continually cutting everyone’s hours. I took on a bunch of commissions to try to offset some of our costs, but commission work is INCREDIBLY stressful for me and I’m making about $4 an hour doing it. My chronic sinus infections and nerve injuries have been getting worse, making it hard for me to do much of anything, and I’ve lost about 20 pounds just in the month of September because of stress and not eating.

On labor day, three days after we got my boyfriend’s car back from the towing company, he totalled it!

In the meantime, we’ve been borrowing his sister’s car. We found someone who was going to sell us a car for 1800 dollars but today, the day we were supposed to get the car, they backed out and they still have our down payment and we don’t know when we’re getting it back. And last night my boyfriend’s sister hit an elk with her other car, so she might need the one we’re borrowing back. My boyfriend works 2 hours away from where we live so he needs the car in order to work.

Both of us are applying for jobs but neither of us has gotten so much as an interview.

Oh, also, my rent check bounced at the beginning of this month because the apartments check scanner wasn’t working correctly. So I got charged an extra 50 dollars in late fees.

My boyfriend is exhausted from his work so he hasn’t been much help in terms of comforting me and talking me through this situation.

And I have commissions to do! So I can’t relax and get stress out by drawing because I have so much work I need to be doing.

I have no idea what I’m going to do. I can’t take things being this stressful anymore.

anonymous asked:

I saw it's $10 to get a digital copy of photo ops during the con. Is it true it's cash only? Will it need to be US or Canadian dollars for Vancouver and Toronto events? How do they get the photos to you?

You can use PayPal to get your photo ops as well. From Creation’s website:

How do I order the JPEG file of my photo op?

Obtain the image number …

Using PayPal, send $10 for each JPEG file to Chris (Photographer). Use CJSCHMELKEPHOTO@GMAIL.COM for the PayPal address. In the PayPal description box, please put the image number and convention the photo was from. If possible, include a Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail email address as some email providers will cut off attachment. If you have spam filters, set them to allow mail from  CJSCHMELKEPHOTO@GMAIL.COM. Please allow 2-3 days to receive your JPEG.

If you have questions or do not use PayPal, please e-mail for any additional information.

According to their website

ALL PRICES on SITE ARE IN AMERICAN and both Canadian and American moneys will be accepted at the convention. Prices will be converted from Canadian to American by your credit card company or by vendors at the convention.

So keep that in mind if you bring Canadian cash they will convert the price to American dollars.

If they can raise 17k for Dashcon, we can raise 17k for homeless LGBTQ youth.

Recently, the admins of a fan-based Tumblr convention, Dashcon 2014, ran into some trouble.  Allegedly, the staff of the hotel that was hosting their convention demanded to be paid 17,000 dollars, or else they would shut down Dashcon.  The Dashcon admins responded by asking the community to raise 17,000 dollars by the end of the night – and so they did.  The convention went on.  

This has upset quite a few people, many of whom have pointed out that Tumblr users united to fundraise for a convention, but not to raise money for other causes.  A lot of these posts have specifically referenced poverty, homelessness, and disadvantaged members of the queer community; in particular, many people have talked about homeless LGBTQ youth.  Why couldn’t we have raised 17,000 dollars for them?  

Well, we can.  So let’s do it.  

The Ali Forney Center in NYC is an organization for homeless LGBTQ youth that provides housing, food, showers, clothing, primary medical care, mental health care, HIV/STI screening and treatment, substance abuse support, street outreach, employment/education assistance programs, training for adult care providers, and more.  They’ve been doing great work for about 12 years now, and though they were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy a few years back (x), they’ve never stopped working to do everything they can to directly help the most vulnerable members of the queer community.  

I’ve created an online fundraising page directly through the Ali Forney Center, so no sketchy private individuals will be handling donation money.  

Let’s prove that we can come together for more than bad conventions and potato salad Kickstarters.  Homeless LGBTQ youth deserve better than being used as props in arguments, so here’s our chance to show that we do care enough to raise money for people who desperately need support. 

(Plus, if you donate, you can have an extra hour in the ball pit.  We promise.)  

Our goal is 17,000 dollars.  Click here to visit the page and donate!

This is Key. She is one of my closest friend’s sister and she’s been fighting cancer for almost 4 years. She is only 18 years old and she got a relapse. She is a really optimistic girl and she doesn’t want to give up.

However, chemos are very expensive and I’m just sharing this here to see if you guys would help her by donating. The minimum is 5 pounds.

[If you donate, please click this link]

Please pray for her. Share this post and let others know that she needs our help.

UPDATE (2/15/15):

Today, her mom shared me a message that was it was the International Day of Childhood Cancer and that Key is going to complete 4 years of fighting cancer in March 3. In December she got her 6th surgery because of a metastasis they found in her lung so her middle lobe of the lung was cut out. A few days ago, they found another metastasis in her left lung, and she’s going to have surgery on the 24th.

She needs your help! If you could donate, please do it! Please share this again and again! signal boost this, please! 

Not to burst your bubble, but we European side of the Hetalia fandom would love to remind you that

  • we have no Walmart. We have LIDL and other chains.
  • Supermarkets and stores are generally smaller, also seen the density of population is higher
  • we don’t use dollars. We have many other currencies, most of us use euros.
  • Our countries are all old as balls
  • We have different laws, especially when it comes to legal age. Eg Alfred could buy alcohol in Europe.
  • Most countries have free public health care, even in private centers you spend less than in the US
  • We are roughly 715 millions. Europeans, despite the various  ethnicities and cultural diversity, are considered white.
  • Less than 4% of the total population are immigrants. If you want POCs, draw African characters. We need and like them too.
  • We don’t have all the products you buy in the US. Some are banned because they contain unhealthy chemicals, some just don’t get sold here.
  • Also, there are cultural things that belong within the US area and make no sense to us. Like, we write day/month/year. Nobody would get the 4/20 joke.

    We just wanted to point out that your headcanons are fine, but stop making them Americo-centric when dealing with people from other continents, please. Here in Europe as well we’re having it different than you.
    Thank you.

Okay so not exactly witchy but

If you’re looking for a great app to earn a little bit of cash, qriket is awesome. You just spin a wheel and earn money if it lands on the color you picked. It takes a bit to add up since it’s usually just small amounts it gives you, but like, it’s free money for doing almost nothing, come on.

Use my code for a bunch of free spins upon signing up, and then you can watch ads for more spins.

Like I said, it’s not much but for those of us witches on a budget here it could be something

Are we ready for a new face on our money?

Women on 20s thinks so. Its campaign is aiming to get a woman’s face on the twenty-dollar bill by 2020, the anniversary of women’s suffrage. Women on 20s lists 15 possible candidates and invites voters to cast their choice for at least three historical women on the list. Candidates at this point include: Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and nine others.

The campaign is focused on the $20 bill specifically so that a fresh female face can replace the stale visage of President Andrew Jackson (no one would dare remove the noble Abe). The site argues that Jackson is an obvious choice for removal for two reasons. For one, Jackson was behind the horrific Trail of Tears in the 1830s, the mass relocation of Cherokee Indians that resulted in the deaths of thousands. Secondly, Jackson was a major proponent of “hard money” over paper money, so it’s strange that we now count his countenance as a major symbol of American cash.

Read more.

Hey y'all, sorry that I have to do this again but for those of you who don’t know money is tight in my family and me going to school in NYC is especially hard. I have been unable to get a job on campus because of the disorganization and most are reserved for grad students and getting a job off campus would only conflict with my class schedule. 

Basically, I am out of money. I spent the last in my bank account on a subway ride and my meal plan only has $9 on it. It would mean the world to me if you guys could click the Donate button on my blog and donate whatever you feel is necessary. Simply reblogging this would be a great help.

The semester ends in a month and I just need enough to buy food/groceries, subway fare (about $10-$20 a week) and supplies (11x14 photo paper which runs at about $60 and regular photo paper is which is like $25). Like last time, I’ll take the donation button off my blog once I think I have enough so you don’t feel obligated to click it. I really hate that i have to do this a second time and I tried to avoid it but again, it’s a last resort. 

I also have a store here where I make $5 commission, so feel free to purchase anything there if you would like.

Any sort of help from donations to reblogging this is appreciated!