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Some things the Legends keep forgetting about Mick Rory:

1. He was tortured and brainwashed
2. He has lived more lives than all of them combined.
3. He took wouldn’t leave Ray behind in a Russian prison.
4. He has mental illnesses.
5. He was willing to sacrifice himself for this team.
6. He has literally carried most of them at one point.
7. He has saved their asses on numerous occasions.
8. He captained his own ship, the man knows more about time travel than probably even Rip.
9. He’s a trauma survivor.
10. He watched the one person who had his back, who didn’t treat him like a dog, die in his place.

Please add as you will.

Raj the Tiger

I first met Raj and his family through the following detailed email:

The tiger’s name is Raj, short for Maharaja.  He is 8-¼ years old and he is the most important tiger in the world.  Raj has joined us on every adventure since the day my son, E. found him in the Omaha Zoo gift shop.  Raj has been with my son in every one of our numerous moves (5 in 8 yrs) and is my son’s best friend.

E. is trusting you and me that Raj will return home in one piece.  E asks that you are very careful with Raj and he promises to feed Raj before he travels.

I think Raj needs a spa treatment and a hospital diet to plum up his body and legs.  E has asked that Raj not look brand new and no whiskers please.  (Raj had whiskers long ago that scratched his boy at bedtime, and they were removed by a grandparent shortly after adoption).
Raj did lose his toenails (black threads) in a tragic baby sister incident - my mother gave him pink and purple replacements that have never been Raj and E’s favorite.  Both of them would prefer no replacements.  E said he is not a stuffed animal expert like you are, and if you feel Raj needs toenails to keep his feet in good shape; he will listen to you.

We agreed that Raj would come to the hospital for a spa and pedicure (he didn’t need those stitches.

Raj arrived at the hospital in a well decorated box with labeled air holes:

He had a a bodyguard travelling with him (Tusk the Sibertooth Tiger), blankets, a pillow and his own food supply. 

 His young person had written out specific feeding instructions:

Raj quickly began his spa, with Tusk keeping watch:

You can already see him getting cleaner!  He got a new heart made with a bit of his original stuffing.  It had a tiger on it since he is a tiger, and a lion since his heart is as strong as a lion (or a tiger):

And once his chubbiness was approved, he was closed up and his fur was fluffed and he was ready to go home:

Tusk and Raj got back in their fancy box, with their blankets and pillow and food, and flew home to Indiana:

They made it home safe and sound and their person wrote:

Raj is home and he looks fantastic!  E was thrilled to see how well his friend was looking.  The stuffing was declared the perfect amount and that Raj smells great too.

Thank you for all of your work and time.  You made the process so easy and it was great seeing the photos of Raj’s heart and spa bath too!

Thank you again

Now that is awfully nice, and it and the photos of E taking Raj out of his box (now hanging in the hospital) were wonderful, but even better, I also received this surprise email:

  Dear Ms. Realmsofgold,
I am the GrandMUM of E whose Raj was just in your hospital . I want to thank you for the skill and tenderness you used tending to the most important tiger in the world.  E has had some difficult times without RAJJ….now thanks to you he is stronger and confident with RAJ at his side.  May God give you long life and strength to continue helping the “RAJs’ of the world.with much gratitude and respect,

I’ve never been called Ms. Realmsofgold before, but if that is the type of email that comes, I might just add it to my signature. :-)

I think it’s great all of the posts I’m seeing about how it’s horrible to unsub from Mark in this time of absence but… do you guys seriously think it’s us who are unsubscribing? The ones who literally have blogs dedicated to him? Y'all. The reason his subscriber count is dropping is because of the NUMEROUS 8, 9, 10 year old fans he has that only exclusively follow him on YouTube so up until today they had no idea what’s going on. So while I agree with the posts, please don’t get angry at the community because his count is dropping. That’s nothing we can control and we’re not even the reason it’s happening.

Women's History Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons

Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world, but over 90% of the editors are male.  Experts believe that this gender imbalance in editors leads to a gender imbalance in what subjects are covered by Wikipedia.  Since March is Women’s History month, there are a bunch of upcoming events to increase the number of women covered by Wikipedia.

You can participate in edit-a-thons from home, but showing a site will give you access to support in creating new articles.

Ms. Fembot, March 6, 2015: Beverly Hills, CA

Art+Feminism, March 7 & 8, 2015: Numerous sites in North America and Europe, plus one in New Zealand.  Lots of US universities are hosting events: UGA, UT, Cal, Art Institute of Chicago, Case Western Reserve, IU, UC Irvine, UK, Tulane, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase, Notre Dame, Sweet Briar, RISD, UCSB, UCSD, William & Mary, and Holy Cross.  Plus there are events at museums in NYC, DC, Philly, Portland, SF, Houston, etc.  If you’re in NYC, MoMA is running a training event for volunteers on February 25.

Women in Science, March 27, 2015: Smithsonian Archives, DC

Additional events in Belgium, Cambodia, Spain, and Sweden.