one of my favorite charities

A Walk With a Friend

Hey @markiplier! Hopefully I’m not late to the party, but happy birthday! I know lots of people say it, but thank you for all you do! To me, you’re like a good friend I can always come and hang out with, and I always feel like you talk to the individual, not the audience, which I always appreciate!

I can’t wait to see how you improve in the future, and I promise to improve in my own endeavors!

Happy birthday Mark!

(P.S.: my favorite video of yours is ‘Respect’)

(It deals with a lot of serious issues, but you said a lot of things in it that helped me with my own problems [nothing serious, but still] and honestly, this video clicked with me and made me respect you even more!)

fortuitous

A/N: I prompted myself for this one but then I wrote it for @petalstofish.  My first attempt at a modern muggle Jily AU and its celebrity AU too yay!  Prompt credit to this list.

Also available on FF and Ao3!


Most days, Lily Evans is a pepper pot of a human being, filled with a rather infectious zest for life that has served her fairly well over her twenty-four some-odd years. However, that enthusiasm fails even Lily Evans on the fourth consecutive day of torrential rain when she finds a hole in her galoshes, loses her umbrella to a particularly violent gust of wind, and is further drenched when a passing car speeds through a mud puddle and covers her from nose to knees in cold, wet grime.

Still, when faced with this sort of situation, Lily prides herself on her proverbial ‘stiff upper lip’ and ability to move past life’s little frustrations.  Except during the last month before the annual Helping Hands fundraiser, which would be more appropriately termed ‘The Never-Ending Hellish Month Lily Evans Would Prefer to Have Struck From the Calendar.”  But apparently that’s too ‘negative’ and ‘long-winded,’ so Lily plows through for mostly for the sake of the much deserving children and secondarily her continued employment.  However, Lily still contests that any event which requires an eight person meeting that lasts more than forty five minutes to determine whether aubergine is more purple or blue needs a priority assessment.

She does consider herself lucky though, despite her occasional complaints – made almost exclusively to the ever attentive Alice who manages to nod and smile like a champ – to be working in a creative and productive environment where she gets to do work she’s excited about.  And as bad as the Wednesday morning drenching incident was, she always keeps a spare jumper in her office, and her coat really absorbed most of the hit, so she pushed thoughts of impending overpriced dry cleaning out of her mind and went about her business, working late into the evening putting the finishing touches on her responsibilities and splurging for an Uber home when she saw the dark, puddle covered streets.

The worst of it really comes the following morning, when she wakes to a stuffed nose, crusty eyes, and a headache that radiates through her skull.  But it’s fundraiser day, so she dresses quickly, gulps down a little too much DayQuil, shoves the bottle in her purse, and pours a travel mug full of peppermint tea with copious amounts of honey, and she’s out the door.  And then she’s back in the door to grab her garment bag and dress shoes for the event that evening, and back out, making work before the clouds even have a chance to think about raining.

The rest of the day is spent medicating her problem, avoiding infecting coworkers who soon take to avoiding her like the plague, and double, triple, and quadruple checking everything for that night.  Including confirming their ‘special guests’ for the bachelor auction, which goes mostly well despite her new found ‘sultry’ toned voice.  And being Lily Evans, she only grumbles to herself for a few minutes when some up and coming actor’s agent says his name is Sirius, makes an accompanying joke that her congested brain can’t take, and then calls her Mr Evans before he hangs up.  Maybe she’ll find him tonight and sneeze on him.

Keep reading

Throwing some love in the direction of my favorite Dean Martin song, and my favorite Mike blog. Thank you for being one quality blog ^^

anonymous asked:

a blurb where you are freaking out about going to an award show because you are feeling insecure about a dress you are wearing that is showing your scar on your back from spinal fusion surgery and Niall tries to calm you down? please :)

Scar Tissue

Originally posted by niallhgifs


“No.  Forget it.  I’m not going.”  Fumbling with the zipper at the side of the strapless column gown you started to shuffle back towards your room.  Niall’s head shot up from where he was hunched over the ottoman, tying his black dress shoes.  His eyes were blown wide with surprise and a tinge of panic.  “Wha? Wait, baby, wait!  Come back here, what’s the matter?!”  You could hear Niall’s footsteps falling heavy as he strode down the hall after you.  

Keep reading

Every Possible Pynch Moment in The Raven Boys Part 3

While they waited, Ronan decided to finally take up the task of teaching Adam how to drive a stick shift. For several minutes, it seemed to be going well, as the BMW had an easy clutch, Ronan was brief and to the point with his instruction, and Adam was a quick study with no ego to get in the way.

Then- it had to happen eventually- Adam stalled the car. From the passenger seat, Ronan began to swear at Adam. It was a long, involved swear, using every forbidden word possible, often in compound-word form. As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry. It was far less hateful sounding than when he didn’t swear.

Ronan finished with, “For the love of… Parrish, take some care, this is not your mother’s 1971 Honda Civic.”

Adam lifted his head and said, “They didn’t start making the Civic until ’73.”

There was a flash of fangs from the passenger seat, but before Ronan truly had time to strike, they both heard Gansey call…(ch. 25) (Adam POV)

I know I took an entire scene out but the whole thing together is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen. First, the fact that Ronan had mentioned? teaching Adam stick and finally doing it is cute to me? I don’t know if it’s because Ronan expresses himself physically or if he understands Adam’s resistance to ‘charity’ but one of my favorite Ronan things is how he teaches Adam stuff. Or gives him things he needs in a backwards way. He speaks the Adam Parrish lingo as it were. Second, not to bum us all out but Adam zoning out here hurts because you know that getting yelled at equals instinctual detachment. The fact that he muses on how lovely Ronan sounds when he swears expresses that he isn’t actually upset or triggered by Ronan going off on him. That is honestly a Big Deal because it means he trust Ronan. Third, I like how Ronan tapers off when he realizes he’s being Extra and Adam’s response is to be a smartass. And Ronan gets geared up again. Adam Parrish is just as much an instigator as Ronan Lynch. They like fighting with each other the weirdos. 

[Blue stuck her head into the driver’s side of the window] “Looks like it’s going well. Is that what that smell is?”

Without replying, Ronan climbed out of the car and slammed the door. (ch. 25)

My poor gay son :( I like the fact that it’s easy to see when something upsets Ronan. Not in an angry way but like bummed out/sad/scared way. He gets quiet. I honestly wish we’d scene this bit from Blue’s pov because I’m positive she would have picked up something from it. 

“What language is that?” Blue asked.

Adam and Ronan answered as one: “Latin.” (ch. 25)

So if you re-read the books closely together you’ll find that this ends up happening quite a bit???? They unintentionally sync up. #compatible 

“I don’t really care,” Ronan said. He stroked Chainsaw’s head with a single finger and she tilted her beak up in response. It was a strange moment in a strange evening, and if it had happened the day before, it would’ve struck Adam that he rarely saw such thoughtless kindness from Ronan. (ch. 29) (Adam POV)

There is a ghost living in the warehouse. A ghost you’ve been friends with for like a year. Let’s still take a moment to notice Ronan being cute. 

The apartment felt oppressive without anyone else in the main room. Part of Adam wanted to lure Ronan out of his room for company, but most of him realized that Ronan was, in his unappealing and unspoken way, grieving for Noah. (Ch. 31) (Adam POV)

I want to know what these two did in their alone time together before all the magic stuff. Like, if he had gotten Ronan out of his room what the hell would they even be doing??? Anyway, he wants company but he gets that Ronan is grieving Noah so he’ll let him be. 

“Where’s my brother?”

“Not here.”

“Now you are lying.”

Adam shrugged. “Yeah. I am.”

Declan started past him, but Adam held out his arm, blocking the door. “Now’s really not a good time. And Gansey said it wasn’t a good idea for you two to talk without him around. I think he’s right.”

Adam knew only this: There was no way that Declan could speak to Ronan right now. Not if Ronan had been drinking, not if Declan was already angry. Without Gansey here, there was sure to be a fight. That was the only thing that was important. (ch. 31)

Have I ever mentioned how in love I am with the Ronan Lynch Protection Squad? I love this entire scene particularly because of Gansey’s absences. I also love that Adam is completely nonplus about Declan. (could write a post only on that tbh) 

[Declan blames Gansey for Ronan getting kicked out] “Oh no,” he said. He hoped Ronan was listening. “Ronan did that all by himself. I don’t know when you both are going to see that only Ronan can keep himself in Aglionby. Some day, he has to pick for himself. Until then, you’re both wasting your time.” (ch. 31)

If there is one thing we know about Adam is that he hates wasted potential and opportunity. He hates lack of ambition. But mostly, he hates having his autonomy taken. To me, this scene is significant for that purpose. He may not like the choices Ronan is making but he sure as hell believes he’s the only one who has the right to make them. He’ll argue with both Declan and Gansey alike over that. 

“He’s moving out,” Declan said. “Remind Gansey of that. No Aglionby, no Monmouth.”

Then you’ve killed him, Adam thought, because he couldn’t imagine Ronan living under a roof with his brother. He couldn’t imagine Ronan living under a roof without Gansey, period. (ch. 31)

THIS IS SO HEARTBREAKING I HATE IT I HATE HOW ADAM KNOWS THAT THIS WILL DESTROY RONAN I HATE IT. 

Both Adam and Blue looked up at the sound of footsteps crossing the floor towards them. It was Ronan, holding something under his arm. He cautiously lowered himself until he sat cross-legged beside Adam and then sighed heavily, as if he had been part of the conversation to this point and it tired him. Blue was equal parts relieved and disappointed at his presence effectively ending any more talk about kissing.

“Do you want to hold her?” Ronan asked. (ch. 32) (Blue POV)

Let’s be real. He heard that entire conversation. I always get so emotional about this scene. He just sort went ‘well. I guess she’s staying then.’ and decided to extend this olive branch. He lets go of that jealousy because he knows there is no point to it. I just. 

“She wants you again,” Blue said, because it was clear that she did. Ronan accepted the bird and stroked the feathers on the back of her head.

“You look like a super villain with your familiar,” Adam said.

Ronan’s smile cut his face, but he looked kinder than Blue had ever seen him, like the raven in his hand was his heart, finally laid bare. (ch. 32)

Too fucking true Miss Sargent. Who knows what happened in that damn warehouse between Declan leaving and Blue showing up (gdi so many unseen moments) but all I know is Ronan is at his most fragile this night. He’s grieving Noah, the whole thing with Declan (that I’m positive he heard), Gansey not being there, Adam talking about kisses and compliments with Blue. Over all this can be seen more specifically as a Ronan Moment but in relation to pynch it’s the comment that Adam makes. These two speak in jokes and jabs and asshole remarks. That little bit at the end has nothing to do with Blue, she isn’t a part of it and I like that.

“Barrington Whelk,” Adam and Ronan replied in unison. They exchanged a wry look. (ch. 35) (Blue POV)

See?! what is with the synchronization. *cough horror movie twins cough* I find it hilarious that this happens often enough for them to get annoyed and also that it happens BEFORE Adam wakes the ley line. 

Part 1 Par 2 

10

”Marvel Studios Hero Acts is a global initiative focused on bringing help and hope to kids around the world when they need it most.

To help us launch hero acts, post a photo of yourself in your favorite marvel hero pose. For every post from now to the end of the year, Marvel Studios will donate $5 to the charity ‘Save The Children’.” - Benedict Cumberbatch

We opened the floodgates to registration officially Friday, and so many of you have already signed up. I cannot wait to write with all of you.

Before that, I asked all of you what your biggest challenges and struggles were with writing and your answers poured in. Everything from time management to how to cope with writers block to overcoming fear of inadequacy and comparing yourself to others. We want to address as many of these as possible in our new course and try to help You all make your writing passion work For you.

in addition, just like last time, we are going to be giving a percentage of every single sign up directly to charity. This time around, one of my favorites that I am so proud to be an ambassador for, @theyoungandbrave , will be the recipient of our donation. The more sign ups, the more we can help fight childhood cancer.

Head to WriteYourselfAlive.org and join us. I want to meet you and I want to read your words. Life is too short to put your creative passions on the backburner. Sign up. Join us. See you there!
#tylerknott #andreabalt #WriteYourselfAlive #writing #theyoungandbrave #cancersucks

Dear Scott Cawthon

((Hey there friend! I just wanted to say that you are INCREDIBLE! You’ve made 3 amazing games in less then a year! HOW AWESOME IS THAT! You’re like a super hero! You’ve made amazing graphics, an awesome story plot, you’re a mad genius! You’ve even donated so much money to charity! That’s why you’re one of my favorite video game designers! Love you!))

Next question: why don’t I want anyone to know what I look like or know anything about me? This one’s kinda deep. This one’s a little difficult here. I just think it’s better that way. Each one of you makes up your own face for me when you see one of my videos. That face you make up is gonna change now, ‘cause you know a little bit more about me. … I feel like that makes my videos a little more fun, a little more unique, 'cause you make up your own person for who’s making the video. And, I don’t know, it’s just something different.
—  Cr1TiKaL

anonymous asked:

Do you have a wishlist? I wanna buy you things!!!!

Haha I do not, and I don’t need anything! If you want to do something nice for me, feel free to donate to one of my favorite charities, or reblog this to bring awareness to it! 😊

www.survivingabuse.org

Kurt is just generally one of my favorite people. Like, raising thousands of dollars for charity? Check. Being insanely entertaining and keeping a unique series going for upwards of 3-4 years? Check. Knowing how to seriously play competitive games with out being too uptight and still entertaining his audience? Check. Just being a cute, adorable, dork, who also loves astronomy and cars? Check.

Really tho, can u not Kurt? Like pls.

Two rad things: 1) Today is this little heart-stealer’s birthday. B) The hat she is wearing is for one of my favorite charities, @theyoungandbrave who need our love and support so desperately. Hit up their shop (click the link in their bio) to buy this hat or any other amazing products. Proceeds go to kids kicking cancer’s stupid ass, and the family’s helping them do so.

Happy 7th Birthday Adela J!
#tylerknott #charity #theyoungandbrave #love