Most of my followers already know about this situation.

My amazing friend Lily (@remissabyss) and her fiancé Baron are in a tough spot and are threatened with homelessness right now.  Thankfully, they have managed to find an apartment that will take them AND their pets, including Lily’s emotional support animal.  The apartment might even come with a job in the front office for Lily, which would be really wonderful.  Things are really looking up right now, and it is 100% because of your donations.

However, there has been a serious complication.

They have been hit with a last minute $400 deposit fee that they weren’t expecting.

This has got Lily really upset and worried because they have to move and pay in full by Monday, December 12.  As of this post being written, that is only 2 days from now.

Donations to their fundraiser have nearly stopped.

Donations are now few and far between and they are only $430 short.  You guys have raised over $1,000 at this point, (which is so amazing and we are so grateful) but they simply can not move in without raising the rest of the money by Monday.

They are putting off moving their dogs until Baron’s next paycheck, so this does not include the pet fee, even though it is distressing for Lily to be separated from her support animal.

If everyone reading this donated 2 dollars, she would meet her goal within an hour.  

I have known this woman for four years and can personally vouch for her. She is wonderful and sorely needs your help. If I could just give her the money, I would, but I currently have no income.  That’s why I am asking you guys to please chip in to help keep Lily and her family off the streets.

Below is a direct link to her fundraiser:

TL;DR: We don’t have much time. We are so close to getting them out of a really dangerous situation. Please donate now so that Lily, Baron, and the dogs can have a home.


Amigurumi Tips and Tricks : Simple Embroidered Nose

Kristi shares a great little technique for embroidering noses on little crocheted creatures.  She says the following about her tutorial (with video):

When working with bumpy crochet surface, I think it’s best to keep things simple. In this post I will show you how I usually embroider noses on my teddy bears, cats and bunnies - it’s very quick and easy and as long as you keep your stitches straight, it’s going to look great.

Jacob Baugh Token!  So he requested a DBZ spirit bomb pose for his Energy token, borrowing some energy from bears in particular. Super cool direction/ request on a show that I grew up watching and had a blast recreating. I originally was going to paint him with a more fearsome expression, but he was such a happy guy to talk to I wanted to keep it in. 

These tokens will be in orders over 5 bucks at SCG soon!


avatarsymbolismsblogs  asked:

5 headcanons each for Aang switching places with Korra and Korra switching places with Aang (with a focus on Korra and Zuko's relationship maybe?)?

I see what you did there.

1. Korra had such a hard time as an Air Nomad.  Everybody, including her knew from the time she was a little girl that she was the Avatar, because the only element she couldn’t bend was air.  The other kids never wanted to play with her, because all of the games they wanted to play, she couldn’t play without airbending, and all of the games she could play, they were convinced she had an unfair advantage in because she was the Avatar.  She spent a lot of time with her teacher feeling lonely and frustrated, and like she would rather be anything except the Avatar.

The one good thing about being the Avatar is, the temple elders decided to give her a sky bison early, in the hopes that taking care of one of the original airbenders will teach her to airbend.  It didn’t, but having Appa was great anyway.  Still, the temple elders kept her close to the temple instead of letting her train in the other elements, and she ran off to the Southern Water Tribe to finally learn waterbending.  This was when she got lost in the storm and frozen.

2. Korra wakes up to the beautiful face of a Water Tribe girl, and falls head over heels in love with her, though she doesn’t recognize those feelings for what they are until much later.  Anyway, since she isn’t running from being the Avatar, and in fact went south to finally train, she doesn’t try to keep the whole Avatar thing secret.  In fact, to prove she’s the Avatar, she waterbends and firebends right there for Katara.  First Sokka tries to attack her for firebending, then Katara drops the news that there are no waterbenders at the South Pole except her.

3. Instead of surrendering peacefully to Zuko to protect the village, Korra tries to fight him.  He hauls her in all of her twelve-year-old, kicking, biting, fire-and-waterbending glory onto his ship in something like horror at what he got himself into.  He won’t admit it, but he’s almost relieved when she escapes.

He does not destroy the village.  There is no need.  He has what he came for, right?

4. Pakku is just about willing to make an exception in the gender role nonsense to train the Avatar, but he’s not training her friend too.  That’s it, no girls allowed.  Okay Pakku.  Katara fights him, while Korra sits back and wonders why she didn’t think of that, and falls deeper in love.

5. Korra’s love life, which is probably important I guess: Her crush on Katara is utterly unreciprocated, leading to terrible heartbreak.  Then, she falls in love with a newly redeemed Zuko, as they dance together under rainbow dragon fire.  He, uh, really doesn’t see her that way, and also he has a girlfriend, and… (Uncle, help).  Then, Zuko and Mai break up, and Korra thinks here’s her shot, right?  No, Zuko turns her down flat.  Eventually, Zuko starts dating Katara, and Korra, well Korra starts spending time with Mai, and one thing leads to another, and when Korra’s a little older, they start dating.

6. Aang the waterbender doesn’t find out he’s the avatar until he’s almost sixteen, and trying to explain this one firebending move that he saw a performer do at the last festival to his creepy cousins, when poof, he makes fire.  Of course his uncle tries to take over, and his parents call in the order of the White Lotus, and it’s off to the Earth Kingdom to learn earthbending, until his uncle kidnaps him to unlock the spirit portals.

7. He is not a fully trained Avatar.  He has waterbending and earthbending, and he almost dies, and loses his connection to all of his past lives, and he barely defeats Vaatu, and he is such a failure, and there’s some guy running around Republic City taking away people’s bending, and wow, why is he the Avatar?

8. The next element in the cycle is supposed to be fire, but suddenly the world is full of airbenders, none of whom have any better idea how to do this airbending thing than he does.  Since Avatar Korra never had any children, these are the first airbenders since her death almost seventeen years ago.  Aang goes to help find them all and train with them, and then rescue them from the Earth Queen, and then he gets mixed up with the Red Lotus and Amon and Tarlok, and everybody tried to kill him or take away his bending, or make him go into the Avatar state and then kill him, and he almost died again, and he went into the Avatar state and almost killed three people (all of whom are awful, but still) and two of them escaped and no one can find them, and now he can’t walk on his own and he hurts and feels sick all the time.

9. He runs.  He runs and he runs and he runs until he just can’t run anymore, and no matter how far he runs, he is left empty, afraid, and alone.

10. When he faces Kuvira, he does it with nothing but the knowledge that he has done this before.  He has faced death, and at this point, he figures he will have to keep facing death.  When he is able to talk her down, he is so relieved, and so happy, and this, this is how we wishes every conflict could go.