mission-statement

of course you are wild. you are the fire they suffocated because their eyes burned in the brightness. you are the wolf they kenneled because they feared you could fight them. you are made from ichor and despite your struggle you still show such kindness. you were never the tight cages they chained you in. you are much more. you are a dragon.

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DIY 6 Alternatives for Traditional New Year’s Resolutions Infographic by Yumi Sakugawa. I think my word for 2015 will be ORIGINAL. And the word I would never pick is BRANDING but rather the much more meaningful old fashioned 2 word concept: “Mission Statement”.

For the past year, we’ve been lamenting the lack of a meeting space for people like us: super rad, ***flawless, confused women navigating that murky middle area between adolescence and “real life.” We’re starting new jobs, signing solo apartment leases, investigating that fabled money myth (where does it come from? how do we get some?? where is it always GOING???), downloading ill-fated dating apps or planning weddings, trying to avoid cliches (seeing ourselves as “blossoming flowers” or “sudoku puzzles yet to be solved,” which is actually one Hannah just made up right now), and – the real kicker – facing societal and parental expectations we sometimes wish were alive. So we could KILL THEM.

As millennials with the constant impulse to share our every passing thought with the world via social media, the solution seemed pretty obvious to us: START A BLOG! So, on and off for the past year, we’ve been brainstorming the sort of platform we want to be, the content we want to produce, and the women whose stories we want to hear.

We want our blog to be an inclusive, intersectional meeting place made by and for self-identified women worldwide. We want to challenge all the daily bullshit dealt by movies and media and our pig-headed bosses. We want to celebrate our differences, catalogue our experiences, analyze pop songs, make dumb jokes.

More than anything, we want FULL-ON MONETS to capture every version of who we are by dealing in the things we care about, no matter how big or small, sincere or sarcastic. If that’s something that appeals to you and/or other women you know, hit us back and we’ll work on generating submission ideas together. Let’s test out that power-in-numbers thing, without ever losing our individual, sometimes contrary voices.  

Happy reading!

<3

Hannah and Lindsay

FULL-ON MONETS.COM


Our work is based on the humanitarian principles of independence and impartiality. We are committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation. As an organization, we are neutral; we do not take sides in armed conflicts, we provide care on the basis of need alone, and push for increased independent access to victims of conflict as required under international humanitarian law.

Our principles of action are described in our founding charter.

we like to build
and we believe in reality.
but we also believe in possibilities.

we imagine alternatives
and we rethink the givens.
we search for meaning.

we think of architecture
as a place of habitation
as a social construct
as a space for the life of human beings.

we see beauty in rawness and refinement,
in dematerialization or even monumentality.
we are interested in how architecture creates memories
and how it creates stories.

we are interested in narratives,
in the stories that could be imagined
and that could unfold
within the spaces we create.

design is simply a tool
it is the tool we use in our work,
but it is not our work’s meaning or content.

architecture should connect
the people that inhabit it,
the people that imagine it,
cultures and natures,
technologies and materials,
psychologies and experiences.

we are inspired by complexity.
by its beauty and freedom,
by its subversive nature,
by its inability to be completely defined.

but we are also committed to clarity,
to a strong rationale and logic,
and to a thorough understanding
of whatever is at stake.

we are professionals,
but we question our own assumptions.
we don’t simply tell you what you want to hear,
but we try to identify what you should know.

we do not only observe or analyze,
but we engage and become involved.
and we change our own position
while we change our environment.

architecture is about responsibility
and it requires the fullest commitment
to its realities and its fantasies,
to its demanding and intricate process.

we are partly european
and partly asian.
our minds and experiences
are a hybrid of different cultures
and contexts.

we are interested in what we can learn
and how our own position
creates links between the multiple realities
the world is embedded in.

we engage in an exploration of strategies
rather than the implementation
of predefined methods and matrixes.
knowledge is as important
as the ability to think things anew
and differently.

we believe in our intuition
and we believe in its utmost importance
for everything we do.

For the purposes of clarification

I hate to beat a dead horse or continue any sort of drama, or bring it up. 

To clarify, THF is meant to be a fiction blog, not a writer’s blog, not a readers’ blog, not my blog (or any other admin’s). This was created to be a library for fanfiction for Tom Hiddleston and any/all of his characters.

As a fiction blog, I respect the writers and readers equally. Yes, the writers are absolutely essential, because without them there wouldn’t be anything to read. However, without readers, what’s the point of the blog? It’s a symbiotic relationship: Actor and audience (as our very own Hiddles says all the time), Bus driver and passengers, Author/Writer and readers.

This blog was meant to bring people together to share their love for writing with those who love to read. It is absolutely a blog for writers, but by the same token it is a blog for readers.

I created the tagging system as a way of organization and to match the readers with their authors AND authors with their readers. It’s not about catering to one or the other. It’s a clear way to get people where they want to go and what they want to accomplish.

Sure, there’s general tagging, slapping it together to get it posted. Honestly saves me a ton of time and effort, saves you time and effort as a writer, but it doesn’t help you find your audience! Right?

Why go through the energy of writing something that you want to share and have others read without taking the extra step (or steps) to make sure you’re getting the best readers for your story?

If someone is looking for Loki smut, why should they have to start reading Adam Angst or Tom Fluff or Captain Nicholls Action to know that’s not what they want? When you step into a bookstore, do you look for self help/DIY in fiction or television? 

So I created a system that would cater to the writers and the readers. I like order and organization. What’s the point of having a library if you don’t have a cataloging system? A way to find a story later. It’s not just about posting, it’s about prosperity. Keeping the archive clean and organized and clear enough for everyone to find. We like our blog orderly, and we hope you do too!

The rules for having a story published to this blog aren’t unreasonable, and there are only 4. Follow the blog (so you can support other authors), have your ask box open (to receive all the lovely messages when you’ve shared a story), like the rules post (so you don’t try to submit a story with underage sexual content), and fill out a form for your story as a whole. (Honestly, who knows a story better than the author? I ask the author to fill this out, so I know where to ‘shelve’ you in the archive (going with the bookstore analogy). The header is no different than the jacket of a book. Likes/reblogs/notes/follows/asks/compliments are your compensation for the extra moments!

Consider THF as a publisher, a publisher isn’t going to publish your book without knowing how to market it, so they make money or the author makes money. We don’t have a lot of restrictions when it comes to story content, because we hope to see a lot of different genres.

We are no different than AO3 or wattpad or fanfiction.net, just on a much smaller scale. That’s why we have rules for submission. We’ve asked the authors to take an extra few steps to make our job easy, since it takes a lot of time to archive and queue up stories.

If it is too much work to complete four steps to get something posted to this blog, then move along. If you are willing to take a few extra minutes, then please submit and we’d love to have you.

This is the last post you’ll see on this blog about this. On behalf of the THF admins, for those that decide to stick around, we love you!

Mission Statement
Once upon a time we fell for this show about a group of kids in a show choir. They were underdogs, and a dysfunctional sort of family, who all fought and laughed and cried together. That show was called Glee. Since then things have happened. The feel of the show has changed – and not in a good way. For many of us this started with the addition of the character Blaine Anderson. Blaine was supposed to show up, act as a mentor to Kurt Hummel during his season two bullying story arc, and then Blaine was supposed to go away again so Kurt could learn from the experience and grow as the individual that we love. That didn’t happen. Kurt’s fans went insane with the idea of a possible boyfriend, because the original character who’d been cast to become Kurt’s boyfriend didn’t pan out at the beginning of Season 2.  So soon Blaine was a regular cast member. And then, over time, Blee began. Since the addition of the character of Blaine Anderson, the focus of Glee has shifted. A show that was formerly about the underdogs, and about following dreams, but it has become “The Blaine Show,“ or "Blee” — a show focused on the wants and needs of a single character above all others.  Those underdogs we fell in love with were shifted to the side in order to focus more on Blaine Anderson.   We don’t want that anymore.  We want our underdogs back.  We want to see other characters besides Blaine working towards their dreams, and falling in and out of love, and dealing with their family dramas and relationships.   We want to be able to turn on the channel and be happy that it’s “Glee night” again.

Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?

WARREN BERGER TAPS SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL CEOS IN THE COUNTRY TO REVEAL THE QUESTIONS THAT WILL KEEP ANY COMPANY ON TRACK.

Most companies, of course, articulate their missions by way of formal “statements.” But often they’re banal pronouncements (We save people money so they can live better. –WalMart) or debatable assertions (Yahoo! is the premier digital media company) that don’t offer much help in trying to gauge whether a company is actually living up to a larger goal or purpose.

Questions, on the other hand, can provide a reality check on whether or not a business is staying true to what it stands for and aims to achieve. So herewith, derived from interviews for my forthcoming book, A More Beautiful Question, are thoughts from a couple of top CEOs (Panera Bread’s Ron Shaich and Patagonia’s Casey Sheahan) and a trio of leading business thinkers/consultants (the Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen, Peer Insight’s Tim Ogilvie, and SY Partners’ Keith Yamashita). The following five “mission questions” are designed to keep a business focused on what matters most.

1. WHY ARE WE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

2. WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MOST…THAT WE ARE UNIQUELY ABLE TO PROVIDE?

3. WHAT ARE WE WILLING TO SACRIFICE?

4. WHAT MATTERS MORE THAN MONEY?

5. ARE WE ALL ON THIS MISSION TOGETHER?

Find out what top CEO’s said about these questions here.