feed-the-homeless

You're asexual? But...

“but sex is what makes us human!”

 

in 1916 a French officer in his twenties writes his

doctoral dissertation under

heavy mortar fire.

he sends it by mail, a page

at a time, to his wife.

a week before he’s to step up to the podium and

defend his work rather than hiscountry

he is killed in action.

even as the bullets rip

through him he still wishes he could have become a professor

in French literature and

the university awards him a posthumous Ph.D.

sex is

 

a woman breaks down in tears on the phone because

a week is not enough time to

get over a breakup.

her sister drives an hour across town,

comes up the front steps with

a gallon of ice cream and somebeer

and together they eat moose tracks and marathon

every

single

Godzilla movie

ever made.

 

sex is

she’s late for work but her car isn’t

starting and even through her coat and hat she’s cold.

she knows she can’t be late again because she’s missed

one time too many already because her

father’s nurse was sick with the flu and someone

needed to help him bathe.

the clock ticks past fifteen after and she hits

the wheel like it’s a heavy bag as though that will help

steps on the gas like the car will go

and wonders how she will pay rent

and how she will feed her father.

sex is

 

it takes three people to hold the predator down because

even with the cover over his head

a bleeding eye and shattered wing

he is trying to hurt them.

none of them have seen this bird before in their lives but

they bandage his wing and head and give him a painkiller and

put him in a warm place to sleep and heal because

it is right.

at first he is paralyzed and cannot

fly but soon he is taking steps

and then fluttering, and then soaring, and

six months later he is whole and healed and hunting.

once he is gone they never see him again

which means they’ve done their jobs right.

sex is

 

in 1969 a girl watches grey-and-white footage on her parents’ tiny television and

can’t quite believe that what she is seeing is not a movie set but

another planet.

the men on the screen look a little like

aliens with bulbous heads and no faces and fat

marshmallow arms

but they are still men.

her mother puffs on a cigarette behind her and declares that

this is progress

even if it was just a small step.

the girl grows up to be not an astronaut but a secretary

and her boss calls her ‘sweetheart’.

but sex is

 

a boy is taught that real men don’t cry so

he doesn’t.

when his best friend dies from a self-inflicted

gunshot wound, he locks himself

in the shower every day and sobs under scalding

water until it runs cold

so nobody will see him grieving

so nobody will see that tears are just love that

has no place left to go.

he learns to dull love rather than suppress its expression and

soon the owner of the liquor store knows him by name.

three DUIs, two evictions, and twelve steps later,

he is feeding people at a homeless shelter,

and telling them it’s all right to cry.

Sex is

 

the broken man tells the comedian

that he didn’t mean to step in front of the car but the rain

made it hard to see.

he seems okay but his leg

does not.

the comedian clutches a grubby receipt with the driver’s

plate number scrawled on the back

in pink pen, stands out in the rain so the broken man

can have his umbrella,

and gives him the comedy routine that ruined his career

so the man doesn’t think about the pain in his leg.

once he’s out of the hospital, the fixed man sends him a thank-you card

with kittens on it.

what makes us human

 

yawning is contagious,

and there is a species of bird whose young we call “pufflings”.

melodic collections of sound, spaced by silence,

can move us to tears.

the tallest building in the world is

two-thousand seven-hundred and seventeen feet tall.

in less than eighty years we went from our first powered flight

to touching the moon,

and in one-hundred from the first phone call

to instantaneous connection between thinking machines of our own creation.

we make pies out of tree organs

and let cow’s milk ferment until it hardens and then

we put them together, because apple pie with cheddar cheese is delicious.

what makes us human is

the earliest fossils of anatomically modern humans are

two-hundred thousand years old .

we have had pet dogs

for sixteen-thousand of those years, longer

than corn

or the wheel.

the steps we take are part of

one of the most energy-efficient gaits the

animal kingdom has ever seen.

we invented the concepts of love

and hate

and justice, and mercy

and we invented the language to convey them.

we sharpened rocks, then metal, to convince other people

who don’t hold the same idea of those things as we do

because we think

it’s right.

we are two hundred millennia of love and disappointment and

sorrow and innovation and

mercy and kindness and dreams

and failure

and recovery.

but sex is what makes us human.

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AN ANGEL AMONG US:

Armani Crews, who turned 6 earlier this month, had been begging her parents for “a few months” to feed homeless people in her community, but her parents thought “she was joking,” her mother, Artesha Crews, told ABC News.

“I said, ‘OK, we’ll make some sandwiches,’ to which Armani said, 'No. I want the same thing we’d have at my birthday party,’” her mother recalled.

Even when her father, Antoine, informed her that if she wanted to go through with this, she wouldn’t get a birthday gift, the girl, whose birthday was March 5, persisted.

So the Chicago family spent about $300 buying food to deliver to homeless people in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. They purchased chicken, fish, spaghetti, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, cake, cookies, fruit and water.

After Armani mentioned her plan at the family’s local church, congregation members donated other items to create care packages for the homeless. Each care package included a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer and a snack, such as a granola bar.

Armani’s birthday party was a success, with the family feeding more than 125 people who gathered.
In a statement, the kindergarten student told ABC News, “It was nice to be nice.”

Her mother added, “She was excited. She was happy. Everybody was being fed. …One of the gentleman said he hadn’t had a hot meal in a long time.”

Now the 6-year-old wants to host another community meal for the homeless. Her mother said the family plans to return to the park “within the next couple of weeks.”

via: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/year-feeds-homeless-throwing-birthday-party/story?id=46079836

anonymous asked:

Do you know any Larry fics where one is rich and one is poor? Xx

Here you go: 

Rich!Louis ( w/ sort of Poor!Harry )

Baby Heaven’s In Your Eyes by theboyfriendstagram [ 24/24 | English | 120,925 ] *

Or a sixth form!AU where Harry is the fucked up bad boy with too many problems, Louis is the perfect rich boy with too much money and their schools are right across from each other. They meet at a party and that’s the last (and maybe the only) thing they need.

You Drive Me Round The Bend by TheCellarDoor [ 12/12 | English | 77,082 ] *

In which Louis is a spoilt rich kid who’s always on the phone while he drives and Harry is a struggling musician making his way down the mountain. It’s just a matter of time before they crash and burn.

I’ll Crash Until You Notice Me by stylinsoncity [ 1/1 | English | 61,267 ] *

Louis sets off to Barbados to oversee the massive resort his family owns known as Sandy Hill. For years, he’s been looking for a change in the monotony of his life, seeking adventure and perhaps love too. What he doesn’t expect is the bright eyed boy who spills a milkshake on his shoes.

Since I’ve Found You by Rearviewdreamer [ 7/7 | English | 74,005 ]

Louis woke up on the morning he was meant to volunteer at the Feed the Homeless program at St. Mary’s church hoping for an opportunity to give back a little to a city that has given him everything he could ever want. Little did he know, there was one more great thing waiting there for him; a boy with radiant green eyes in a weathered jacket and a beat-up backpack slung over his shoulders.

Rich!Harry ( w/ sort of Poor!Louis )

I’d Burn This City Down To Show You the Light by you_explode [ 1/1 | English | 23,596 ] *

Harry’s a sheltered rich kid and Louis’s a punk with a heart of gold. They meet when Louis breaks into Harry’s house, Harry obtains an instant and all-encompassing crush, and they spend the summer falling into a whirlwind romance.

And I’’l Judge The Cover By The Book by harrystylesandstuff [ 2/2 | English | 73,810 ] *

Or a Private University AU where Harry is a queer posh prince, Louis is a closeted troublemaker, and neither expect to understand each other the way they will.

Show Me Wealth, I’ll Show Your Heart by harrystylesandstuff [ 6/6 | English | 30,413 ] 

Or AU where Harry has more money than he can handle, Louis can’t handle not having any, and they both find out the greatest wealth isn’t countable.

I hope these are what you’re looking for - I know that they aren’t exactly poor in these but I’ve read most of these fics and I loved them so I think you will too! The ones I’ve read are marked with a  :) 

Suggested by @tvshows-addict 

Emperors New Clothes by sunsetmong [ 32/32 | English | 92,072 ]

The fact that Louis’s most precious belonging was a cat with a face like thunder and an uncanny ability to cover every single inch of Louis’s clothing with cat hair was something that Louis chose not to think about too much.

or: Harry’s a pop star and Louis isn’t, and there’s a non-disclosure agreement where there used to be a relationship.

anonymous asked:

Not all Muslims, not all blacks, but yes all cops? Or am I looking at your post from a wrong angle. I'm in no way "pro-police" and think the police force is nothing more than a bunch of pawns used by capitalists pigs in their hideous game of Chess, but I do also know that if someone shot my uncle and said he was a machine used by the state to kill black people, I would be absolutely disgusted by them, because he's definitely far from that.

Saying not all Muslims and not all “Blacks” (FFS) is not the same thing at ALL. Policing is a JOB. A job where every police office agrees to enforce the laws, no matter how unjust, violent, and evil they are. You acknowledge this yourself in your ask, cops choose to participate in a system that perpetuates injustice. 

Just look at the way that police LEGALLY worked ON ORDERS to break up the Standing Rock protest and prayer camp. An extremely militarized police department used tear gas, armored vehicles, rubber bullets, flash grenades, sound cannons, pepper spray, water cannons, batons, etc. against these unarmed people. They acted on the requirements of their job to perpetuate anti-Native violence and racism. 

Another example would be anti-homeless laws that some states have. There are laws in place to keep the homeless off the street, hell my state has tried to pass laws to make it illegal to feed the homeless. And who enforces these inhumane laws? Who is arresting the homeless and putting them in a system that places fines on these people? Then who is arresting them again for not paying these bullshit fines and keeping them in the system cycle? 

Your totally nice family member who is a cop is a part of this system. Every cop is a part of this system. It’s. Their. Job.

Jason Todd vs Trump Headcanon Pt3

So I’m continuing this post from the two political ones I shat out during the election. (PSA I do know Gotham isn’t real but I’m pretending it’s in the US oops)

So Jason doesn’t like trump. Who the fuck in the batfam does? I mean one, they’re a multicultural family, two, trump gives rich people a shitty name, and three, Damian would honestly slit the throat of a trump supporter and laugh. Like full offense that kid is a nutty killer.

Jason despised most of Trump’s laws, but the more recent ones? About defunding Meals On Wheels? His exact words as he watched the news. “I think the mcfuckity fuck not?” And he just runs outside and disappears.

So later that week, the batfam hears on the local Gotham news that Jason as started his own version of a Meals on Wheels sort of thing aka him using the Batmobile and riding around with large amounts of lasagna to homeless people and they’re like “whelp. Ok then. Only Jason. But not everyone likes lasagna.”

So imagine the whole fucking batfam riding around in large vehicles bringing food to the homeless of Gotham to make sure that they have food. and if that doesn’t make you happy then honestly you’re a sad person.

And seriously though? Jason would be the most vehement batfam member against the defunding of programs to feed the homeless, I mean he literally probably got his meals from those programs as a young kid. Without them, Gotham might’ve not had the Red Hood to help protect them.

Like
I do not excuse the shoving away of criminal behavior when a character is cute that happens in fandom
Don’t get me wrong
But what is with white fandom’s habit of making poc characters in their AUs that were criminals in their original content ALWAYS be criminals in said AUs because “well canon”
When if it’s like a white serial killer or mob boss or whatever they got no problem making him like a florist or a barista
Like
Again
Bad people are bad people
But I can’t help but notice that the only people you go “well bad people are bad people” for
Are the people that are stereotyped as criminals even if they like, feed the homeless, adopt animals and visit children in hospitals
Like
Come the fuck on
I See You

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm doing a project on how the LGBT community should be respected and accepted. So what do you think can be done to help this along?

That’s a huge question that you’re asking. I feel kind of like answering an ask about this kinda minimizes the issue in a way, y'know? Like, answering an ask on Tumblr about such a colossal issue would kind of imply that the answer is simple, but I don’t think it is. I don’t really understand or sympathize with any intolerance towards the LGBTQ+ community– I mean, I could give examples of actual reasons why people don’t respect or accept the LGBTQ+ community, but I think they’re fundamentally wrong. Since I don’t get why someone has those thoughts or feelings about the community, it’s hard for me to think of a great way to productively counter those points– I use the word “productively” because I don’t think it’s super productive to dismiss the people that don’t accept the community as stupid– even though it’s SO easy to do that.

Furthermore, I think that dismissing those intolerant people as stupid could prolong our ultimate goal: a widespread consensus that the LGBTQ+ community is worthy of respect and deserving of acceptance. At least I think that’s the goal. We want to change minds, don’t we? Changing minds is a tall order, but there’s always been one specific, small-scale solution that’s stuck out to me– I’ve brought it up in every pride group that I’ve ever been a part of– bettering the overall community (not just the LGBTQ+ community) in ways that are indisputable. A couple of examples: a pride group could adopt a highway and keep it clean, or a pride group could have a food drive for a local homeless shelter and feed the homeless, or anything of that nature. Voluntarily helping the community in a way that cannot be argued with. Then whenever you perform a task that’s unquestionably helpful and good, if somebody asks who you are, you can say: “we’re with ________ Pride, and we stand for LGBTQ rights.”

Even if they still don’t agree with what you stand for, I think that leaving people with nothing bad to say about you is a good first step to changing their minds.

Again, I don’t think this is the be-all and end-all solution, but I think it could be a start.

Things I really liked about episode 1x06 of Riverdale

- Betty remembering to feed poor homeless Jughead

- Finally seeing Polly and good sisterly hugs

- Hermione Lodge’s jumpsuit (she looked so fine)

- Veronica in a catsuit (see above, hella fine)

- Betty breaking her kiss with Jughead to be like fuck this romantic shit I just remembered A Clue

- Jughead’s instant: ‘A Clue! Thank god, let’s go detect things because I am ace and really kind of awkward about kissing you’

- the discussion I assume they had in the car about remaining a platonic crime fighting duo with admittedly intense feelings for each other, a la Elliot and Benson.

- “don’t touch those bricks of drugs they are evidence.”

- Valerie going to support Josie when she knew her dad was in town

- Betty pausing when she heard her former love interest singing incredibly bland songs through the PA and realising that he is both very average and not important

- Archie kissing Valerie because she might actually be good for him and I support this pairing

- Betty and Jughead’s running to get Polly

-Betty Cooper

- Betty

Things I did not like:

- Betty and Veronica only shared one scene and it was a group scene and they didn’t even make The Eyes at each other why is my ship falling apart

anonymous asked:

I am a PR Account Executive for an inner city non-profit, and FUCK you for saying PR is all a game. You're scum. We dedicate our lives to bring attention to their plight, and you degrade an entire industry because you're mad Darren and Chris won't bend to your expectations. Disgusting.

Well well. Mad much? Someone sounds bitter. Amazingly enough I don’t think I personally have said anything one way or another except that pr is a game. Yet you seems to think that I want to dictate how Chris or Darren should act? *goes back and looks* funny I don’t seem to have anything I personally posted that says anything about forcing Chris and Darren to behave as I see fit. Sounds to me that whatever it is that you believe, something has you doubting and so you get bitter.

I mean far be it for me to say oh yeah the pr looks amazing when you have public relations shots after repeated snaps of a certain female with her real bf “Oh Ben look at her” and butt naked in lingerie on snap (i know nipples when I see them, I have a set myself)

Let’s see since you want to go there, I’ve started not 1 but 3 non profits. One feeding homeless and needy families in my community where we provide meals every weekend as many of these families depend on schools to provide two meals a day during the week to their children, another providing children entertainment while they receive chemo and other therapies (multi state project), and my personal favorite a shoe project. Everyone thinks of coats but rarely think of the fact that many children in this country do not wear shoes that fit and many women and men do not have proper shoes for interviews or their work environment. (We also try to provide several suits each month for interviews for adults)

I am very well aware that pr is a game. How else do you think we are able to get the donations we get? How else does one sell themselves to companies for product hauls and testing. How else does one end up being the face of a product?

First thing I learned at disney and warner brothers is pr is end all. It’s not about what you do but what you can make others believe.

Sounds like someone is trying to be all up in the kool-aid without knowing the flavor.

But please tell me again how I don’t understand prs game.

sometimes I’m just really overwhelmed with my love for exo. like, they bring me so much joy??? like not just them as a group, but them as individuals as well. kyungsoo is literally the squishiest, most adorable man ever and although he doesn’t like to be called cute, he definitly is and his voice is so soothing and calming and i love him so much!!!! and chanyeol is literally the smollest giant ever and an actual saint like he feeds homeless kittens and make music and he’s a giant ball of fun and make my best friend so happy and im just so greatful for his existence and his voice is literally the best thing known to mankind i just love him som much!!! jongdae’s vocals is actually god like and I want to fcking cuddle him because that’s how cute he is and his laugh can cure cancer and his whining is iconic i just really fcking love jongdae!!! and suho is so fcking gorgeous like dont fight me this is the most beautiful man i have ever seen in my life and he loves everyone so much and he is funny!!!!!!!!! like honestly i want to thank suho for existing because it makes my life so much easier like i love him so much!!! kai is an actual ball of fluff and will laugh 10/10 times of everything and he just really just love his dogs and dancing and exo and it makes me so happy that he always go 110% in to everything he does he’s actually so amazing kai is literal sunshine i just love him!!!! lay is actually such a wonderful person because he just is and he’s the actual king and i want to cry because he’s so cute like he’s such a precious little thing and i want to protect him against evil and his dancing is sinful and just i lov lay!!!!!! xiumin is the fake maknae and actual oldest but i actually dont believe he is real at all like he is an anime character there is no way in hell anyone can look so perfect in real life i want to fcking kiss him like wtf he’s ethereal like can we sit down for a minute and talk about fcking kim minseok like jfc he’s amazing and wonderful and his voice is like velvet and i just love him so much wtf!!!!! oh sehun the one and only, the tower, the most amazing man who actually is the cutests lille boy who loves vivi more than vivi loves him :((( and he’s so precious and just loves all his older members and fans and is actually so deep and smart but still adorable and he loves dancing and i just really love sehun so much!!!! baekhyun… the love of my life and the most precious human being on earth, lay and aeri’s #1 fanboy and actual owner of my heart he always make sure everyone is okay and care so much for everyone, his personality is wonderful his voice is fcking the most amazing his dancing is also so fcking fantastic and i could watch him perform for days he’s the cutest and he’s sinful and ethereal and i want to cry because of how perfect he is please i actually am so in love with him it hurts… he just lights up my world like no one can and i just am so grateful for him .. guys I just really love exo :((

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Reason #834294734 not to skip Nine… 

Here we have this supernatural being that constantly executes extraordinary acts praising one girl’s commitment to feed homeless kids of London during World War II.

The acknowledgment of ordinary people performing extraordinary deeds has always been a running theme throughout DW. 

And Eccleston’s delivery of that here is perfect.