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There’s been an outpouring of love for Carrie Fisher over the past few days that, quite rightly, isn’t only focused on her work and the iconic character that she played, but who she was as a person and the strength she inspired in people. It makes me sad that I’ve only seen Debbie Reynolds being celebrated because she was an actress of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Or Carrie Fisher’s mother.

It’s understandable. She was of a very different generation and most of us are probably less familiar with her. However, I want to talk about how Debbie Reynolds was an incredible woman in her own right.

Debbie Reynolds was a survivor of childhood abuse. She was a mental health advocate for most of her life. In 1955 she became a founding member of the Thalians — an organization dedicated to mental health causes — which she led for almost 60 years.

She was a valuable and fierce ally to the LGBT+ community. She hosted AIDs benefits years before Reagan even publicly acknowledged the disease. She bearded for gay men to protect them from homophobia and discrimination that would prevent them from getting film roles.

She was a strong, compassionate woman who — on top of raising her own two children, with no help from their father — raised the three children of her second husband by his late ex-wife, even after he gambled away all of her money and left her flat broke.

So here’s to Debbie Reynolds. Her legacy — like her daughter’s — is more than just who she was on camera. I’m full of gratitude. The world is better place for all that she left behind.

R.I.P., space grandma.

Eric told me I could post all the doodles I liked as long as they were spoiler free so beware the floodgates have opened and I’m gonna be brushing up a ton of my StreetSmart sketches 

It’s almost the 20th… that means the deadline for submissions is rapidly approaching…

but wait… we’ve had multiple requests for an extension so..

The new deadline is March 31st


Now go back to writing…

Just make sure you’re not writing in a horcrux… because we don’t need that kind of trouble around here…

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Bi+/Disability* Support Group Community Forum

Monday, December 5th
6:00 – 8:00PM
Boston Living Center | 29 Stanhope Street, Boston | 2nd floor conference room

The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) has facilitated or been affiliated with several bi-specific social and support groups in the Greater Boston Area over the past 30 years. In working to continue meeting the needs of our local bisexual+ community, the BRC is hosting a community forum to discuss potentially starting a peer-facilitated support group for individuals who identify as bi+ and as a person with a disability*

The purpose of this meeting is to learn more about our diverse community and collect thoughts or views on starting a bi+/disability* support group. Those who attend the community forum are encouraged to provide feedback and ideas regarding this potential group, including but not limited to, what they would like to see in such a group (e.g. discussion topics, preferred location, frequency of meetings, overall logistics & flow) as well as past experiences with similar groups (e.g. what has worked well vs. what hasn’t worked well).

To maintain a safe and supportive space for members of our bi+ and disability* community, this community forum will only be open to individuals who identify as a person with a disability*

Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, or to ask any questions, please contact brc@biresource.net

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bisexual+ (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, fluid, no label, queer, questioning)
disability* (e.g. physical, invisible, developmental, learning, mental)

Hikaru: We are both interested in taking you to the Valentine’s dance, but we are also brothers.
Kaoru: It is of utmost importance we protect that brotherhood from the stresses of courting you, so we’re trying to be as direct and above-board about this as possible.
Both: Will you go to the dance with one of us, and if so, which one?
Haruhi: Okay, we need to get something straight first. This is the cutest thing that’s ever happened to me. 

@invadio and @marinebiologistjotaro are hosting a community-wide open mic night on DECEMBER 20th.

It’s going to be a chill event for all the various character blogs to record themselves doing… more or less anything they like. The stage is yours!

All you have to do is submit something to this blog BY DECEMBER 19th.

You can send something to us (a video, a link, a picture, etc) via the “submit” button on the blog, or else tag us in a post you make for this. You’re welcome to message us to tell us you’ve posted something too! You’re not being annoying, in fact it helps us find everyone.

SOME STUFF YOU CAN DO FOR THIS:
☻ Sing a song or play an instrument
☻ Read a poem or prose
☻ Tell a joke or a story
☻ Draw your character performing

You can perform in or out of character! Anything is cool!

THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE GOOD. JUST HAVE FUN. This is a way to make friends and get to know members of the community. No matter what you submit, we’ll support you, so don’t sweat it! If you’ve ever go to a real open mic night, you’ll see that even absolute beginners and casuals can have a good time!

The tag is #jjbaopenmicnight

Everything will be posted on the 20th, and you’re all welcome to come listen to your friends in the JJBA character blog community entertain you for the night.

@jjbaevents

HOW TO → jcink rp

so, forum rps have made a bit of a resurgence in the past year or so. i’ve found that there aren’t many guides on how to get going on the site. this is a comprehensive guide to roleplaying on jcink forums.  this guide includes how to find a group, how to register, how to create a character, how to manage shippers and shipping, how to thread, a guide to development, information on tracking & tagging, points info, and a short thesaurus.

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Tamaki: Hey, you know what today is? *hands Haruhi a greeting card* It’s the two week anniversary of my horrible first impression.
Haruhi: There’s a card for that?
Tamaki: Not specifically, but if you think of grandsons as a metaphor for friendship, I think you’ll agree with this Transformer here that it’s time for ours to become a man, by reading from the Torah.

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Hello my #Beautiful #Yogis. You made it to Friday!! I’m so excited to say that I will be hosting 2 community classes next month. Details coming soon! Every little step counts. Trust the process! Thank you for being a part of my journey. Stay #light and #awesome.
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I asked a question like this
“Are we a lost generation of our people?
Add us to equations but they’ll never make us equal.
She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel.
So why ain’t the stealing of my rights made illegal?
They keep us underground working hard for the greedy,
But when it’s time pay they turn around and call us needy.
My crown too heavy like the Queen Nefertiti
Gimme back my pyramid, I’m trying to free Kansas.
Mixing masterminds like your name Bernie Grundman.
Well I’m gonna keep leading like a young Harriet Tubman
You can take my wings but I’m still goin’ fly
And even when you edit me the booty don’t lie
Yeah, keep singing and I'mma keep writing songs
I’m tired of Marvin asking me, "What’s Going On?
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#yoga #yogaMom #YogisOfIG #JanelleMonae #ErykahBadu #QUEEN #practice #Stretch #RealTime #iBend #FitChick #FitFam #Fitness #Flexible #WCE #Abs #Legs #glutes #Wings #ImStrong #Pow #Peace #Namaste ✌🏽️🙏🏽

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i want a wtnv-esque piece about nursey purely because i want him to come from a House Of Infinite Mothers. how many mothers does nursey have? one? two? seventeen? twenty-nine?

you do not know. every time you bump into one of night vale community radio host derek nurse’s mothers outside of the arby’s, when the government managed and manufactured glowing lights just above the sign are a particularly malevolent shade of purple, or possibly aubergine, he gains another mother. more of them. more of them. how many mothers does one endlessly beautiful man who is not quite short and not quite tall need?

you do not know. his mother brings you samosas and mimosas. she might be the mother who works at samosas and mimosas, or maybe that’s her wife, or her wife, or her wife, or her wife–

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Nigeria’s Youngest Monarch

Obi (King) Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I, the newly crowned Obi of Ubulu Uku in Anioma, the Igbo-speaking part of Delta State, Nigeria, is Nigeria’s youngest monarch at age 17 as of February 2016. His ascension to the throne came after his late father, Obi Akaeze Edward Ofulue III, the former Obi, was kidnapped and murdered by suspected herdsmen in January.

Hundreds have died and continue to die in Nigeria from conflicts between some nomadic Fulani herdsmen from northern Nigeria and their host communities, (including kidnapping for ransom) and especially in Benue state where over 300 people including women and children have recently been killed in the Agatu local government area. Entire villages have been raised down over cattle. More than 3000 people have died since 2010 through such clashes.

The Coffin in the Hills.

(warning: very long story)

I moved to a new house a few weeks ago. It was a simple two story house in the hills of West Virginia down a fairly residential road nestled between a cluster of looming trees. It had been on the market for a long time apparently, so I purchased it at an almost criminal price. I couldn’t figure out, why, the foundation solid and the interior in amazing condition.

It was at the end of the street, my neighboring residents scattered before me like an audience in a throne room. It was just outside of a small town, a quaint, fairly poor stretch of the state.

I was pleased with the move. I was away from the noise of DC and more importantly, away from the bad memories I left behind. A broken marriage, the loss of a beautiful apartment, and an inevitable divorce. Thanks God I didn’t have any kids.

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Throughout Women’s History Month, we honor the extraordinary women who have shaped the Peace Corps’ legacy—past, present, and future.

More than half a century ago, women trailblazers served among the earliest groups of Peace Corps Volunteers. Today, women serve in every Peace Corps country and sector.

We also pay tribute to the women leaders in our host communities, who serve as counterparts, mentors, and partners-in-development.

To the women pioneers who have shaped our history, and the women torchbearers who will lead our future: thank you for your service.

If the Turks wrote restaurant Reviews:

If the Turks wrote restaurant reviews:

Reno:
“I got stabbed here. The food was fresh and the drinks were tasty but I got stabbed here. Would consider going back. Four stars.”

Tseng:
“Floor to ceiling windows give an open ambiance but very little cover from sniper fire. Creative appetizers and a limited but well selected wine list. Excellent prices. Four stars.”

Rude:
“Production values at this theater are very high and the classic 1950s construction makes it very easy to contain hand to hand combat in a hallway.  They give back to the community and host amateur theater productions all winter long.  Five stars.”

Elena:
“Unflappable staff members are friendly and ready with a book suggestion or a pressure bandage, even right before closing.  Free coffee is a nice touch.  Sorry about the armchair.  Four stars.”

THIS IS A PARAPHRASE OF ANOTHER TUMBLR POST (AND ANOTHER FANDOM) WHICH I CAN’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME FIND RIGHT NOW! IF THIS IS YOURS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

Project Rough'N [a 501©3 nonprofit geared to helping teenage males and the homeless community] is hosting its first event, Women’s Appreciation Brunch on March 18th 2017. Tickets are now available on eventbrite!

((a soft and gentle reminder that i still host the community discord))

((if you’re an undertale rp/ask blog and want in just send me a message or check out this link

it’s been kinda shrinking in size lately, we’re back under 100 people… i remember when we had the skype group back when this first started and it had like, what. 200+ people??? something like that?? it was fuckin chaos

things are usually p chill now though

edit: as an addendum, it is NOT an rp discord. it’s all ooc.))