and everyone who contributes

Mission Accomplished!

Our cookbook has been completed, printed, and delivered! It turned out really well, and I’m proud of the work we did.

I gave the cookbook to Stephen on Saturday. He flipped through it and said it was really cool. He was thankful for everyone who contributed. The volunteer helping run his line also said she loved the name (Olicity ❤️) and that she wanted a copy. Haha.

I gave a copy to Emily on Sunday. Her line was really long on this day, so she wasn’t allowed to have long conversations with fans like she had been having the day before. When I gave it to her, she really liked it and started flipping through it. She said it was so cool and that it would be a hit among her friends (who were sitting at the end of the table keeping track of her gifts for her). She thanked us for it. ❤️

While I waited for my friend to have her photo signed, I talked with Carina and another of Emily’s friends for a minute. They both were looking through the cookbook, and Carina said it was one of the sweetest ideas she’d seen. I told her that even if Emily doesn’t use it, it’s still a cool representation of the people and cultures that are included within the fandom. She said, “Oh, she loves to cook. She’ll definitely use it."  ❤️  Carina even tweeted about it later that day:

To sum up, thank you all for participating. We made a lovely product, and our effort was appreciated. If you would like to download a copy for yourself, please go here. I have made a page on the blog specifically for downloading a PDF version. Cook/bake away!  ❤️❤️❤️

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✿ Gemanimate 2 - The Answer ✿ A Steven Universe Reanimate Project ✿

It’s finally time! Here is Gemanimate 2 in all its glory! A total of 164 animators across the globe have come together to reanimate Steven Universe’s The Answer. Everyone who has contributed shots has donated their time and skills to pay tribute to the best animated series out there, Steven Universe.

I’m so thankful for the the extreme amount of support that’s been shown by all of you guys through this whole project. It’s been a lot of work behind the scenes from me (Katie Elle) and our extremely talented animators and we couldn’t have done it without you all. Check it out on Twitter too.

I’m so beyond proud of what’s been created. So what are you waiting for?! Watch and enjoy!

Tips To Make Your College Experience Cheaper

Textbook websites

  • List of websites where you can find free ebooks, specified by subject.
  • Slugbooks.com (to compare textbook prices)
  • Thriftbooks.com  
  • Bigwords.com (price comparison)
  • Chegg.com
  • Abebooks.com (offers textbook editions, like unbound ones, that are cheaper than retailers)
  • directtextbooks.com
  • studentbooktrades.com
  • Bookrenter.com (shipping is free, as well as the shipping back to the warehouse)
  • gutenberg.org (free e-books)
  • campusbooks.com
  • textbooks.com
  • Allbookstores.com (searching shows the lowest price for a book)
  • textbookrecycling.com
  • bookscouter.com (find the highest buy back site for a book)
  • ecampus.com
  • bookbyte.com
  • bookdepository.com (Good for English majors, discounted books shipped around the world)
  • gen.lib.rus.ec (free digital copies of books)
  • HERE is a huge list of textbook PDFs.

Textbook tips

  • ALWAYS check to see if textbook websites have online coupons. Check outside websites like RetailMeNot.com but also sign up for their email listing. They often send you a coupon for just signing up and will continually send you other coupon deals.
  • Amazon has good deals on books sometimes and they offer college students temporary free membership. Here’s a link explaining some of the details.
  • Amazon and other retailers, like Barnes and Noble also offer textbook rental. You get the book for a certain amount of time (30 days, 60 days, 90 days, etc., then mail it back to them.) Much cheaper than buying.
  • Some professors put textbooks on reserve in the library so you can check them out for an hour or two instead of actually buying them.
  • If your class textbooks are at the library and you need them for longer than allowed, you can always photocopy them.
  • Look for Facebook pages/groups with your school name and year, people are always posting online to get rid of their textbooks.
  • If your books are older/literature type books they are often available as e-books for free or easy to find at used bookstore or thrift stores.
  • Ask your professor after hours if you can borrow and make copies of the class textbook.
  • Many colleges use the Link+ library sharing program or something similar. If the textbook you need isn’t offered in the library, another school within the program can deliver the book for free. Ask you school’s librarians about it.
  • If you have a class that requires a “reader,” which is just a bunch of articles, you can usually find them at the school library or online.
  • Keep your textbooks in the best condition possible, so they sell for higher when you no longer need them.
  • If you can access your class list and the emails of your classmates early, ask if anyone would like to share a textbook. Split the price and share it or just ask to copy the chapters needed.

General tips

  • If you get financial aid, set it up to deposit into your own checking account because FAFSA ATMs are frustrating.
  • Check out the dollar stores for some college supplies. They have pens, notebooks, planners, etc.
  • Find upperclassmen who are moving out of their dorms/apartments, they often sell/give away items they are no longer going to be using.
  • Find out if your department offers free printing to undergrads. If yours doesn’t, find a friend whose department does.
  • Pretty much every school offers a MS Office license to students for free. It may not be well advertised but make sure to find out before paying for the programs on your own.
  • Bulk supply stores are usually cheaper.
  • Use your phone’s planner and alerts for assignments.
  • If you need energy boosts, it’s definitely cheaper to brew your own coffee and tea, then use a travel mug. But if you need to go to places like Starbucks, sign up for the Starbucks card so you can get free refills on certain items and get discounts for members only.
  • Find out what free courses your school offers and go to them instead of paying for a tutor.
  • At many universities there are conferences and talks almost daily, which often offer free lunches and dinners.
  • Some colleges offer free cab services so make sure to look into that.
  • Most school health care places give out free condoms and they are often given out at events too.
  • Besides math, older editions of textbooks are usually just fine and much cheaper.
  • Thrift stores are great if you need items for your dorm or apartment, they have appliances and offer testing areas in a section of the store.
  • Specific to Seattle: There’s a place called Seattle ReCreative and you can get school supplies for extremely cheap.
  • Check when stores offer back to school sales and get supplies then for cheaper than usual.
  • Get your syllabus as soon as possible so you can photocopy all the needed pages in textbooks.
  • Look for websites that offer similar information in the textbook, sometimes it’s explained better online, gives examples, or just generally better worded.
  • Buy school supplies during tax-free weekend.
  • Apply for as many local scholarships as possible and do it every year in college, not just freshman year.
  • Ask absolutely every place you go if they offer student discounts. Many places don’t advertise this, but will offer some kind of discount if you show your student ID.
  • Find out if your school has assistance options for lower income students.
  • HERE is a list of food budget tips, recipes, and websites to help.
  • Some classes have extra fees for whatever reason, for example they will charge more if certain equipment will be used. If it’s not a course you need, sometimes it’s better to find cheaper elective classes.
  • Consider community college to save money, and then transfer to a 4 year school. Or attend community college classes during the summer but make sure to always check if the credits transfer.
  • If you need to use a credit card, try to get on with cash back rewards. Also check which banks offer perks for students, like free checking or a no-free policy for low minimum balances.
  • Check out your college newspaper and signs around campus. You will often find information about free events or find coupons with discounts on near by businesses.
  • School supplies that don’t sell at stores like Walmart and Target are extremely discounted during the last week of August.
  • Always check if stores price check.

Inspired by the events that happened on @ghaul‘s blog

these lists of books to read before you die that are full of classics are all well and good but what if you don’t like classics? and what about the ya ones that are just full of popular series? so this is an alternative list of ya books you should read before you die. thanks to everyone who contributed books; i’ve had to miss some off because i’ve got more than 100, so i’ll probably include them on a second list. (also, i’ve not actually read all these books. it’s a group effort)

  1. under the lights by dahlia adler
  2. the wrath and the dawn by renee ahdieh
  3. throne of the crescent moon by saladin ahmed
  4. simon vs the homo sapiens agenda by becky albertalli
  5. the absolutely true diary of a part time indian by sherman alexie
  6. last night i sang to the monster by benjamin alire sáenz
  7. aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alire sáenz
  8. mosquitoland by david arnold
  9. pure trilogy by julianna baggott
  10. the fixer by jennifer lynn barnes
  11. the last leaves falling by sarah benwell
  12. ashes trilogy by ilsa j bick
  13. the darkest part of the forest by holly black
  14. curse workers by holly black
  15. noughts and crosses by malorie blackman
  16. anna duology by kendare blake
  17. the princess and the captain by anne-laure bondoux
  18. the diviners by libba bray
  19. gemma doyle trilogy by libba bray
  20. fire and thorns by rae carson
  21. gallagher girls by ally carter
  22. heist society by ally carter
  23. graceling realm by kristin cashore
  24. a hero at the end of the world by erin claiborne
  25. artemis fowl by eoin colfer
  26. the miseducation of cameron post by emily m danforth
  27. i’ll meet you there by heather demetrios
  28. just listen by sarah dessen
  29. spiderwick chronicles by tony diterlizzi & holly black
  30. penryn and the end of days by susan ee
  31. engelsfors trilogy by sara b elfgren & mats strandberg
  32. fearsome dreamer by laure eve
  33. dragonfly by julia golding
  34. since you asked by maurine goo
  35. half life trilogy by sally green
  36. to all the boys i’ve loved before by jenny han
  37. burn for burn by jenny han
  38. saving june by hannah harrington
  39. the outsiders by s e hinton
  40. shades of london by maureen johnson
  41. shadowshaper by daniel josé older
  42. everybody sees the ants by a s king
  43. in honor by jessi kirby
  44. charm & strange by stephanie kuehn
  45. everything leads to you by nina lacour
  46. micah grey by laura lam
  47. momentum by saci lloyd
  48. huntress by malinda lo
  49. adaptation by malinda lo
  50. we were liars by e lockhart
  51. legend by marie lu
  52. the lost girl by sangu mandanna
  53. the lumatere chronicles by melina marchetta
  54. on the jellicoe road by melina marchetta
  55. wicked lovely by melissa marr
  56. since you’ve been gone by morgan matson
  57. yaqui delgado wants to kick your ass by meg medina
  58. the lunar chronicles by marissa meyer
  59. conquered earth by j barton mitchell
  60. if you find me by emily murdoch
  61. i’ll give you the sun by jandy nelson
  62. chaos walking by patrick ness
  63. a monster calls by patrick ness
  64. the summer of chasing mermaids by sarah ockler
  65. before i fall by lauren oliver
  66. wonder by r j palacio
  67. even in paradise by chelsey philpot
  68. his dark materials by philip pullman
  69. the demon’s lexicon by sarah rees brennan
  70. the lynburn legacy by sarah rees brennan
  71. slice of cherry by dia reeves
  72. falling kingdoms by morgan rhodes
  73. how i live now by meg rosoff
  74. bone gap by laura ruby
  75. the winner’s trilogy by marie rutkoski
  76. written in the stars by aisha saeed
  77. persepolis by marjane satrapi
  78. the archived by v e schwab
  79. between shades of grey by ruth sepetys
  80. the bone season by samantha shannon
  81. far from you by tess sharpe
  82. more happy than not by adam silvera
  83. jasper jones by craig silvey
  84. unwind dystology by neal shusterman
  85. grasshopper jungle by andrew smith
  86. the secrets of lily graves by sarah strohmeyer
  87. all the rage by courtney summers
  88. an ember in the ashes by sabaa tahir
  89. because you’ll never meet me by leah thomas
  90. my heart and other black holes by jasmine warga
  91. ms marvel by g willow wilson
  92. don’t touch by rachel m wilson
  93. brown girl dreaming by jacqueline woodson
  94. howl’s moving castle by dianna wynne jones
  95. dirty london by kelley york
  96. made of stars by kelley york
  97. how to save a life by sara zarr
  98. falling into place by amy zhang
  99. i am the messenger by markus zusak
  100. wolfe brothers by markus zusak
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Summer in Paris! 

Summer has graced the City of Paris! And during an abnormally hot and humid day, its residents find themselves seeking refuge at the local pool. Marinette (joined by her friends and classmates) hopes to use the opportunity to finally ask Adrien out! Unfortunately for her, luck doesn’t always seem to be on her side…
[read it on ao3!]

@officialmiraculousladybug posted the other day about summer solstice, so the ml discord i hang in threw together this art & fic collab! please give everyone who contributed some love! and to moon especially for basically organizing this entire thing in less than a week :’D/ we did it, guys! 🙌🙌🙌


[fic credits]
@powerdragonmoon@sarahcada

[art credits] 
@mardimari (ivan), @lia-brisa (mylene), @….me (nino), @qookyquiche (adrien), @kaethemonster (rose), @sweetprincessluck (juleka), @sweet-childhood-dreams (nathanel & his bottle of mayo lmao), @twindoodle (chloe), @baneismydragon (sabrina), @yunyin (marinette), @raydara12 (alya), @corgi-likes-chat (max), @whydocowsfall (alix), @eizabet (kim), & @thelastpilot (background, bless u)

I want to hire literally everyone who has contributed even slightly to the Space Orcs and Space Australians tags to make a video game in which you literally just Dick around in a colonized Galaxy and terrorize the locals as a human in first person. Also community made ships. I want high intelligence AI for the aliens and for there to be role playing element to it. This is literally just an idea in the wind so wink wink indie/Triple A developers FUCKING PICK THIS IDEA UP.

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David Tennant’s Contributions to Doctor Who Episodes
“Void Stuff” Edition

From the Doomsday DVD Commentary with David Tennant and Billie Piper

David: We came up with that, didn’t we?
Billie: Yeah!
David: That sort of idea that we trail slightly.
Billie: Yeah
David:  So that you could kind of… you can try to touch them if we moved about

Orig.Poster’s note: This post is part of a series on some of the contributions that David made to episodes of Doctor Who, because he sometimes gets questions about ad-libs or input he may have had to episodes, but he tends to not take credit for his various additions/suggestions - so I figured I’d list some for him.  From what David & Billie say on the commentary, it appears that the Doctor’s little dance and Rose putting her hand out to touch the void-stuff was actually their idea for how to play this scene (and of course The Mill had to help them out later when adding the special effects - to make the void stuff behave as requested).  I’m glad - because the void-stuff behavior (as well as David’s little dance to show off that behavior) do make this scene more memorable, I believe.

Full set of David’s Contributions Posts (tag):
Bigger on the Inside Edition
Walking on Theatre Chairs Edition
Scanning a Planet Edition
Shakespeare Code Bedroom Edition
Interrupting Jackie Edition
Sarah Jane Smith Edition
Stone Arm Edition
Hand in a Jar Edition
Killing the Vespiform Edition
I Don’t Want To Go Edition

There’s all these stories of famous mathematicians, physicists, and other scientists, who were poor but by chance got lucky and found, and vastly improved the world of science and mathematics, because they got lucky.

This doesn’t mean that other poor people didn’t just rise up for the community because they weren’t smart enough. No. Capitalist has hindered our scientific and mathematical advancements, everyone poor who vastly contributed to our world all acknowledge how lucky they got, and so many are not afforded this luck.

There are just as many people passionated, dedicated, and clever enough to make further advancements in our society who will never be given the chance to add to our society. That’s what capitalism has done to us. It has made education a thing for the rich and lucky, not for all. If education was for all and failure wasn’t penalized we would move so much further as a society.

gentle reminders from you

Here’s a reminder to anyone here who is new or who doesn’t know, or even those of you that have forgotten, that the submit for this blog is permanently open to suggestions for gentle reminders. And if this is being posted, the queue is almost empty!

Despite the entirety of the GRSHN being run and administered by one person, that doesn’t mean that my journey to spread positivity is walked alone; thanks to this blog and all of you, it never has been. 

Any and all suggestions for posts will be extremely appreciated, however it’s okay if you don’t want to or can’t submit anything, or if you would rather your submit come through as anonymous; I’ve tried my best to offer as many options as I can to include everyone who wants to help out. I appreciate all of you, no matter what. However please be mindful of the rules of submitting before you send anything in. 

This is a great way to be involved with the GRSHN and the community’s efforts towards spreading positivity. Thank you all so much for the continuous and overwhelming support since day one; let’s continue to make dashboards a brighter place!

I hope you have a lovely day today. :)

The Holy Grail of Sam Wilson Fanfic Recs

A list of recommended Sam-positive fanfics and authors by @lunaaltare and @unclesteeb. For more information on how this list was created, click here. 

Just a special reminder to check out @samwilsonbirthdaybang! Let’s keep creating awesome works!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this list in any way!! HAPPY READING!

Holy Grail of Sam FanFic Recs And Authors:

Dreadnought by lunaaltare [Sam/Steve/Bucky, 60k, Explicit]

It’s 2015. So when a Nazi organization bags and kidnaps a bisexual black man to be their next asset, he guesses they’re trying their hand at this whole progressive thing, too. 

Make Me Your Home by Unclesteeb [Sam/Steve, 3k, Teen]

Sometimes, things need more than dusting and cleaning. Sometimes, things just require a lot of hard work.

When There’s Rain Showers by AmarieMelody [Sam/Bucky, 12k, Explicit]

In which Sam and Bucky are married and have a certain code language.

Humor, fluff, more humor, and gratuitous smut at the end.

Keep reading

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✿ Gemanimate ✿ A Steven Universe Reanimate Project ✿

It’s finally time! Here is Gemanimate in all its glory! A total of 49 animators across the globe have come together to create this beautiful reanimated theme song from Steven Universe. Everyone who has contributed shots has donated their time and skills to pay tribute to the best animated series out there, Steven Universe.

We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has supported this project. It’s been a lot of work behind the scenes from your producers (Katie Elle and Ciera Troy) and our extremely talented animators. We’re so, SO proud of everyone. Click through for a complete list of animators by shot.

So what are you waiting for?! Watch and enjoy! 

Miraculous Ladybug End Card Collaboration - Season 1


Artists:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 1314 |
15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26

Music edits: 
thank you Kim for your help! :)


Thank you Mr. Astruc, Winny, and all the members of the Miraculous Team for a fantastic Season 1! We’re all dying to see Season 2. xD