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NetAid, 9th October 1999, Wembley Stadium.
From Wikipedia: “NetAid was an anti-poverty initiative. It started as a joint venture between the United Nations Development Programme and Cisco Systems. It became an independent nonprofit organization in 2001. In 2007, NetAid became a part of Mercy Corps.”

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GUYS! go check out the @supernaturalartbook –there’ve been some really awesome updates lately!

this will be my final preview before the actual book is released. again, this artbook is entirely for charity, and features over 200 artists! it will have multiple chapters, and my piece will be featured in “Angels & Heaven”!

my piece has 5 characters in total (and lotsa fluffy clouds), but these’ve been the only two i’ve been showing ・౪・ ♥

I’m always talking about “feelings,” but for Mental Health Month, I’m being specific. Mental illness is real, affects 1 in 4 people, is different for everyone, and can be treatable. It’s not just “feeling sad” but a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses. It’s a life-long journey with twists and turns. It’s not an identity but can inform one.

The “honest meds” in this set represent four types of mental illness: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar and Psychosis. They’re modeled after actual medication and produced as small gold and silver enamel pins, each with an epoxy glaze finish. Wear one as a reminder to “relax,” “calm down,” or whatever combinations you need. Look at these shitty little drawings and laugh (because laughter is the best medicine, obviously). 

 $15 from the purchase of each set will be donated to mental health charities (split between Mental Health America and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation). 

Purchase here: http://shop.adamjk.com

“Coming this Side of Never to your Local Grocer is Lazytown’s Annual Charity Calendar featuring everyone’s favourite Slightly-Above-Average Hero, Sportacus! This Wall Calendar will help you keep track of your everyday activities as well as Inspire you to get out there and Go Go GO!”

Release Date: What Part of Never Don’t You Understand?

anonymous asked:

Where are all the snarky!draco ficks at?.. I need some sarcasm and bickering ... but lately I find only ficks with too much fluff ... and sappy draco or worse draco who's not draco at all... wth :( help

Snarky!Draco fics are the best!!! What is Draco without his biting wit, right? We are very fortunate in Drarry fandom to have many writers who have great takes on Draco and all his brilliant sarcasm. These are just some of my favorites. 

Chaos Theory by @tessacrowley (103K) - Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy’s life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn’t. Featuring Genius!Draco.

This is an absolutely brilliant story – one of the first Drarry fics I read, and it remains a favorite.  It is an AU canon retelling in which Draco is sorted into Ravenclaw and proceeds to run circles around his fellow students and professors. Draco’s interactions with Snape are particularly amusing as the two unleash their sarcasm at each other. It’s also a gorgeous slow-burn love story. Heed the warnings, as the plot goes very dark.

Azoth by @lol-zeitgeistic (88K) – Now that Harry is back at Hogwarts with Hermione for eighth year, he realises that something’s missing from his life, and it either has to do with Ron, his boggart, Snape, or Malfoy. Furthermore, what, exactly, does it mean when one’s life is defined by the desire to simultaneously impress and annoy a portrait? Harry has no idea; he’s too busy trying not to be in love with Malfoy to care.

This is an 8th Year fic and another one of my favorites. The plotting and writing are superb. Post-war Harry returns to Hogwarts to take his NEWTs, but Ron opts to join the aurors, leaving Harry somewhat at loose ends in regard to having a best male friend. Enter Draco, who becomes Harry’s tutor for potions. Harry, Draco, Hermione, and assorted other familiar characters end up participating in the Hogwarts Apprenticeship Program, with Harry apprenticing under portrait!Snape. I can’t even begin to describe the wonder that is zeitgeistic’s Snape: It has to be experienced. Harry ends up falling for Draco, who retreats to his customary sarcasm to remain emotionally distant.

All the Sense in the World by @l0vegl0wsinthedark  (10K) - He had absolutely no idea what was about to happen. Maybe Malfoy would kick him in the face. Maybe he’d scream loud enough that the whole school would rush in and see him lying there between Malfoy’s legs with his cock rock hard. Maybe he’d hex Harry’s rock hard cock off. Hell, maybe Harry’d wake in his own bed in a few minutes with a rock hard cock and would never again be able to look at Malfoy without sprouting an instant hard-on.Or maybe he and Malfoy would have sex.

By the author’s own admission, this fic is barely more than PWP (very compelling porn, I might add.). The boys find themselves in the Hogwarts infirmary, and their beds just happen to be next to each other. Draco is grumpy from a potions accident, so initially he is not receptive to Harry’s overtures. As you can imagine, this state of affairs doesn’t last long.

Hey, Potter by SunseticMonster (16k) -  Harry returns to Hogwarts for his 8th year, determined not to let Malfoy get to him. But when the snarky teasing starts up again, Harry finds that returning the jibes with compliments has a far more interesting outcome. 

A charming take on the enemies-to-lovers trope. Draco’s snark in this fic hews close to the tone that Rowling established in the original books. Think  sophomoric insults that can only warrant a good eye-roll. Naturally, insults give way to Something More. This is also a story about healing in the post-war era, with a bittersweet subplot about letting go. 

And for some Post-Hogwarts recs:

After Hours at the Ministry of Magic by birdsofshore (11K) - It isn’t precisely how Harry planned to spend Christmas Eve: trapped in a lift with his ex-boyfriend, somewhere between the third and the fourth floors of the Ministry of Magic.

The summary tells you pretty much all you need to know about this story, which is a variation on the forced proximity trope.  As you can imagine, Draco and Harry are not as over each other as they might seem. The air in the elevator grows increasingly hot and stuffy, so of course they have to remove clothing to moderate their body temperatures. And then they ruin it all with some smokin’ hot sex.

I’ll Be Good For You by Burning_Up_A_Sun  (7K) - Harry swears his naked calendar will outsell Draco’s naked calendar. They snark over their bad break up, and then, well, it is the Draco tops Harry fest…

Harry and Draco end up the subjects of two calendars produced to benefit needy crups and kneazles. The situation is tense, as they had broken up a month prior. A little competition has always fired up the two, though, and it’s all for charity, right? Features the use of TWIZARD to track the sales figures in real time, #NakedPotter vs. #NakedMalfoy.

Sweatin’ to the Voldies by commas_and_ampersands (dark_branwen(24.2K) -  The-Boy-Who-Lived has become The-Boy-Who-Ate, and his girlfriend just can’t take it anymore. After Ginny leaves Harry for presumably slimmer pastures, Harry realizes that if he has any chance of getting her back, he’s going to have to get fit quick. It’s really just his bad luck that a certain pale, pointy bastard owns the only wizarding gym in the country.

Ok, titles are hard. I totally get that. However, I’m shallow, and I wasn’t in a hurry to read this story until I read another review that claimed the title wasn’t representative of the work overall. This is both true and not true. The humor in the title is actually a taste of one of the most fun stories I’ve read in a long time. Draco is just so mean to Harry in this fic. I’ve never been so delighted to be proven wrong about judging a book by its (kinda) cover. Bonus: Great supporting characters in Luna and Goyle (in spandex!).

What You Do With Your Life, A.H.K.B.C.B. (After the Hero Kills the Batshit Crazy Bastard) by oldenuf2nb  (40K) - Draco Malfoy had waited years in hope of seeing Harry Potter utterly humiliated….

Oblivious!Draco and pining!Harry. Also one of the most erotic descriptions of body shots I’ve ever read. In short, amazing UST ending in, well, resolved ST. Very resolved.

And a bonus:

Auror Peacock Extraordinaire by dustmouth -  As part of a new departmental initiative, Harry finds himself with a partner he never asked for… and Draco Malfoy.

This comic is pure genius. Draco is hired to train Harry in how to work with his new peacock crime-fighting partner. It goes about as well as could be expected. Do enjoy…Draco.

“All for Charity”- A ML One-shot

Synopsis: Ladyblogger Alya has an idea. A photo charity shoot featuring Paris’s favorite heroes Ladybug and Chat Noir! Just how well will things go for a girl who’s never modeled and model trying not to be discovered?

Notes: I’m catching up as promised! VICTORIA of AO3, here’s your photo-shoot request! I died laughing at Chat’s antics and poor Ladybug had no idea what hit her in the face. Anyway, I hope it’s what you expected and I hope everyone enjoys!

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When the Ladyblogger of Paris had approached the two teen heroes about having a charity photo shoot to raise money for the young boys and girls in the local hospital, superheroes Ladybug and Chat Noir couldn’t find it in their hearts to say no. After all, how could they? They’d gone by the hospital multiple times in the past year or so to talk to the children and see how they were doing and the state most of them were in broke their hearts. Several times they’d gone back and children were missing. Without a good reason. Ladybug had to admit that she’d gone home and cried over the situation a couple of times. Chat too. The photo shoot was therefore right up their alley (Chat wiggled his eyebrows at the two girls who both groaned and face palmed).

In hindsight, maybe it wasn’t such a good thing.

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anonymous asked:

if simon had any sense he would feature on the charity song the local (to the tower) musicians and rappers alongside the "big names". i know at least 1 rapper who lives in the next tower to grenfell that spoke out after the fire (@therealpeaky on twitter). if simon were really as charitable as he thinks he is he could give him a proper platform and potentially change his life forever.

simon has never had a non-selfish thought in his life. the song is a lovely idea, but i can guarantee it wasn’t born out of the goodness of his heart.

Prince Charming Louis Tomlinson Hosts The Believe In Magic Cinderella Ball

We interrupt the usual mumbo jumbo One Direction-related rumours to bring you a sprinkling of magic on this dreary Tuesday morning.

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a duvet fort after ALL the craziness recently, you’ll know that last night saw Louis Tomlinson, an ambassador for Believe in Magic, host a Cinderella Ball to raise money for the incredible charity.

Just another example of how kind, loving and generous those 1D boys really are.

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Joined by a bunch of his showbiz pals, including bandmate Liam Payne, X Factor winner Ben Haenow, Matt Edmonson, Dynamo and his own queen of the ball, mum Johannah Deakin, Louis put on a night to remember at London’s Natural History Museum.

With his heart the size of Jupiter, he hosted the super special event to raise money for Believe in Magic, which was founded by terminally ill teenager Meg Bhari and her mum Jean, and works to spread magic to seriously and terminally ill children.

Of course, no Cinderella ball would be complete without a ridiculously handsome Prince Charming on board to make sure all the princesses (and princes) get to the ball on time, and luckily for the gorgeous girls at the bash, they got two for the price of one.

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Excuse us while we just drool all over our keyboard.

IN FACT, make that THREE Prince Charmings. Haenow, haenow, Ben.

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Sorry.

Let’s not forget how utterly beautiful the most important attendees of the night looked too - we’re talking about the handsome young princes in their little suits and the princesses in their wonderful pink dresses holding, obviously, their all-important magic wands.

Because what princess is complete without a starry wand, eh?

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Anyone else feeling all emotional watching these perfect princesses and princes doing their perfect party entrance?

No ball is complete without music either - ENTER BEN HAENOW, who serenaded the belles of the ball with a special set.

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There was bidding too, following Louis’ incredible £2million donation to the charity this week.

LiLo had their own bidding war on the night, which resulted in this happening to Liam’s face:

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Still would.

Liam also walked away with a Mulberry bag (lucky Sophia) from the auction, which was hosted by Ian Royce and saw one of Harry Styles’ jazzy shirts and Niall Horan’s signed guitar be auctioned off - the latter for an awesome £6,500.

According to reports, the two 1D boys bid over £50,000 themselves.

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Louis later thanked everyone for going to the ball, saying it’s an “incredible privilege” for him and his mumma to work for the charity.

He also described their work as “totally inspiring” and “absolutely incredible.”

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We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Louis.

All-in-all, the night was a roaring success and just goes to show yet again how wonderful Louis is - and how incredible all the children that the charity helps are, too.

Bravo, Lou.

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Ready for a battle? We have two great group of costumers ready to fight! Introducing Project Hero, a Charity Organization featuring KwowOne’s Designs, Frank & Nats Armory, Cassie, Novalex, Jason, and Jose as the X-Force. And the DragonCon Avengers featuring Chris, Tabby, Sean, Rachael, Ed, Max, John, Tally, Dustin and Thad!

Photography provided by Naresh Jagernauth and Pat Loika!