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Calling beta readers!

Hi all!  

I’m looking for beta readers for Misshapen, my adult literary fiction novel set in 1880s Scotland. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate anyone who wants to help!

The pitch

A decade before Oscar Wilde opens up about his homosexuality only to be tried for gross indecency and imprisoned for two years with hard labour, Scottish teenager Gill Macduff discovers he’s gay.

Already hopelessly alone at his small-town school and on the family farm he’s expected to inherit, the last thing Gill needs is more reason to collapse into himself. Every time he finds a friend or mentor he admires, they slip through his fingers. And, when someone reaches out to him, he pushes them away. It’s a bad habit, being a threat to himself.

If you had asked Gill, last year, how he’d feel if his father found him a scholarship to attend an elite, all-boys private school in Edinburgh, he would have jumped at the chance. Now, he isn’t so sure that boarding at Glenallen Academy, away from home and at the mercy of two-hundred rich, cut-throat—and, if you ask Gill, handsome—boys, is his path to happiness.

On the surface, Gill’s life is as wholesome as an episode of “Little House on the Prairie.” Beneath that, it’s as gritty as a Carson McCullers novel. In 99,000 words, I look into a forgotten piece of history: that of the gay people who never come out because they were born in the wrong time. They molded themselves to fit in so well that we easily forget how many stories went untold.

Who am I looking for?

Anyone who wants to read this is WELCOME, but specifically: historical and literary fiction readersnerds and outsiders, and gay male readers (for accuracy). These are the kinds of people who would enjoy my story.

There are a couple of sex scenes, but they aren’t too explicit. You may not want to read it if you are uncomfortable with reading sex. There is one instance of sexual harassment, and several instances of corporal punishment (all but one are not graphic).

Readers aren’t expected to provide line edits. I will have broader questions about the content at the end of each chapter for you to answer. If I have questions about your feedback, we can email or Skype chat to clarify. 

I would like betas to read 2 chapters (7,500 words, on average) a week, but if you can read only 1 chapter per week, we can work that out. If you can read more than 2 chapters, please do.

Please message me on Tumblr with your email address if you’re interested. I will send you a couple of questions about yourself and the first chapter as a taste. If you like it, I will send you 1 chapter at a time from then on. When you are done a chapter, email me the answers to the feedback questions, and I‘ll send you the next chapter. 

If, at any point, you don’t want to continue reading, I won’t be offended. If it’s for a reason you’re comfortable sharing, please let me know so I can improve my novel, but you aren’t obligated to tell me anything.

COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN ONCE AGAIN!

Rules and Guidelines

  • No R18, gore and commission requests with offensive content please!
  • If I feel like my skills aren’t enough for your request, then I have the right to refuse.
  • I will upload a lower res and watermarked version of your commission on this blog unless requested otherwise.

Payment

  • Paypal only please and in USD as well!
  • I will send you the sketch through e-mail and once approved, please send the payment over.
  • I will not continue said sketch if payment has not been received.
  • Please do not pay me upfront because it gets really messy when I cannot commit and you have already paid!
  • Please select “goods and services” and choose “no shipping necessary”, otherwise paypal will expect me to send you something!

ORDERING & PAYPAL E-MAIL

Please send me an e-mail at kjvdeguzman[at]gmail.com with the following information filled up:

Name/tumblr url:

Commission Type:

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References:

Additional Details (eye color, pose, personality, expression etc.):

If you have inquiries, please do not hesitate to leave a message via tumblr chat or at my e-mail!

You can check out my commissions/trade tag for samples of finished commissions!

I have a multiple friend in Swansea, who need help, is there anyone in or near Swansea, Wales, UK, who could help them out? They are a disabled DID system and without a carer and currently in danger, if someone could just make them some food or help out in any way, please!

If you are in or near Swansea or know anyone there, please contact me for more details. Any little bit helps!

If you want to give money, their paypal email is: thehostofthesystem@gmail.com

Please signal boost.

Begging-Help me get out of poverty and finish school

Greetings. I’m a mentally ill LGBT girl that has been kicked out by my Christian parents and I barely make enough to survive on my own. I have no other friends, family or resources where I live. I am trying to complete college so I can get my degree and not have to struggle anymore. I am begging for help, I only have one semester left and need $1,300 total in order to complete school.

If you could please donate anything to my paypal at inkedwitch@yandex.com, I would really appreciate that gesture of kindness from the bottom of my heart. Please share this post and donate if you can, and thank you so much for taking the time to read this and to help me. Blessed be lovelies.

gentle request to artists and designers

In case you haven’t seen the post announcing the GRSHN’s new initiative “Spread Shirts, Spread Help” - gentle reminder is now selling shirts, and all proceeds are being donated to charity!

However, these shirts need to be designed, and who better to design them than the community that has bought the blog to this point and given us this opportunity? So if you would like to help charity by donating a simple, positive, gentle reminder based design to sell, please contact us at gentleremindertumblr@gmail.com and we can get your design on the redbubble store as soon as possible to help charity! You will be completely credited for your work, and thanked on our ‘contributing artists’ page of our website. Feel free to also contact the network if you have any questions!

Even if you can’t design anything, or if you can’t afford a shirt, please spread this post around to anyone who you think will be interested! 

Thank you so much, and I hope you have a lovely day. 

Additional note: You have to be 16 years old or over in order to donate your design; my apologies if this inconveniences or saddens anyone, however thank you so much for your interest!

Help a witch?

Hello to all my lovely followers & fellow witches! 

I’m a broke witch who suffers from GAD, severe Depression, C-PTSD, BPD, and other health problems I’d rather not disclose (if you want to know more you can personally message me). I am in my early 20s. I’m trying to escape from an abusive household… I feel extremely unsafe here, and it exacerbates all of my health issues.

I’ve been abused emotionally and physically all my life. I’ve been locked out of my house at night as a child, denied food, locked in rooms, had big textbooks dropped on my head, been kicked & dragged around, stepped on… I have to get out of this abusive, toxic home. Because I’m denied basic necessities, plus my health problems, it’s so very difficult to save up. I work as a tutor from time to time, and constantly apply to jobs.

***I’m doing pendulum readings for $1 & sigil requests for $2. I have a knack for interpreting dreams; $2/dream. I may also be able to mail beach sand, sea salt, shells, and rosemary from my garden to landlocked sea witches!Please send me a message if you are interested, and we can negotiate something! :) Feel free to ask questions if you want to know more!

If you need any non-witchy help, I am a Literature major; I’ve edited essays before for money, so I’ll gladly help you out!!!***

Please signal boost! Anything helps, no matter how small.

Have a blessed day & a wondrous night!

Let’s try this again

so a few months ago I made this post asking for donations to help me escape my emotionally abusive father and pay for college in a few years. I received 2 donations totaling to $38.00. while I am eternally grateful to those who were able to donate, I’m still in need of more to become financially independent. my PayPal email is (ravenoc75@gmail.com) and anything you can send will help me tremendously. In return, I can provide the following:

  • $2 or more: Sigil for any word or phrase
  • $5 or more: Pendulum reading (yes/no question, amethyst stone)
  • $10 or more: Both of the above OR I can provide you with a spell for a given situation (what herbs or gems to use, what incantation to say etc.)

please, donate what you can, if you can. if you aren’t in a position to donate, please reblog. i don’t deserve to live like this and i can’t stand it much longer.

Help a witch in need?

Hello to all my lovely followers & fellow witches! 

I’m a broke witch who suffers from GAD, severe Depression, C-PTSD, BPD, and other health problems I’d rather not disclose (if you want to know more you can personally message me). I am in my early 20s. I’m trying to escape from an abusive household… I feel extremely unsafe here, and it exacerbates all of my health issues.

I’ve been abused emotionally and physically all my life. I’ve been locked out of my house at night as a child, denied food, locked in rooms, had big textbooks dropped on my head, been kicked & dragged around, stepped on… I have to get out of this abusive, toxic home. Because I’m denied basic necessities, plus my health problems, it’s so very difficult to save up. I work as a tutor from time to time, and constantly apply to jobs.

I’m doing pendulum readings for $1 & sigil requests for $2. I have a knack for interpreting dreams; $2/dream. I may also be able to mail beach sand, sea salt, shells, and rosemary from my garden to landlocked sea witches! Please send me a message if you are interested, and we can negotiate something! :) Feel free to ask questions if you want to know more!

If you need any non-witchy help, I am a Literature major; I’ve edited essays before for money, so I’ll gladly help you out!!!

Please signal boost! Anything helps, no matter how small.

Have a blessed day & a wondrous night!

ATTENTION MCRARMY REBLOG IF THEY CHANGED YOUR LIFE

So. I just received this anon. Lets prove just how amazing mcr are and how many lives they’ve changed by REBLOGGING the shit out of this post yeah? :D So, reasons MCR are the best band to have ever lived;

They are super inspiring and positive people. They’ve had their demons and have overcome them. Just check out some of these quotes

“You’re beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You’re good enough, you are too good. Love your family with all your heart and listen to it. You are gorgeous. It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, as long as you’re a good person, as long as you respect others. I know it’s been told hundreds of times before, but it’s true.” - Gerard Way

“No matter how ugly the world gets or how fucked up it shows me it is, I always have faith.”
-Gerard Way

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
-Gerard Way

“You should never want to hurt yourself. You should love yourself. Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person. We are all becoming what we want to become.”
-Gerard Way

“All we ever wanna do is inspire somebody to be who they wanna be and to give them a little bit of hope.”
-Gerard Way

“If you’re ever in a dark place, don’t resort to violence. Talk to someone; whether it be a therapist, teacher, parent, or just someone you can trust. We all have our dark places and it’s important that you get help.”
-Gerard Way

“It could be anything, give a homeless guy a sandwich, help an old lady across the street, like anything to make this world a better place. If everybody just did one good thing for another person like a selfless good deed just think about how much a better place this would be.”
-Frank Iero

“Everybody goes through rough things in their lives, us included. The best advice we can give is to never give up, and always believe in yourself because when you do that, anything is possible.”
-Ray Toro

“Whatever idea you have, no matter how crazy, just go for it."            -Mikey Way

And that is FAR from all the amazing quotes they have. They’re also amazing with their fans

Oh, and did I mention their out of this world musical abilities? Just listen to them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbD3Qzt4-gA If THAT doesn’t convince you, nothing will.

My Chemical Romance are more than a band, more than an army. They’re a family. They have saved so many people and continue to do so.

Reblog this, add why you love them and spread the word

This is why they are one of the best bands in existence. This is why they saved my life.

2,000 followers and are now taking requests!!

This blog has officially hit the 2,000 milestone and we’d like to thank each and everyone of your for following and supporting this blog. As a result of this, we are officially opening up requests for gifs. So if you have a specific idea for a gif, then all you need to do is request it and I or any future members will gif it ASAP. Mage can sure to submit your requests in the ask box

Also on that note, I’d like to continue to expand this blog, and as such i’m seeking new members for this blog. Just as long as your able to gif when you can for CB. Once, twice or more a month would be great, but whenever you can is totally fine. If you’d be interested please pm me either on this blog, or on my property blog (klarolinebasstiel) and thanks for your continued support. Here’s to the next thousand.

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Concrete Suggestions in Preparation for January (by demographic)
Concrete Suggestions in Preparation for January 2017’s change in American government (by anticipated issue, but for any interested readers) Due to the tireless work of excellent advocate and organizer Dinah Sanders, the English contents of this list have been converted to a more manageable and ...

This is an excellent, clear list (in Español & English) of linked resources and concrete steps you might take to help shield yourself and others from potential harm under the new US administration. Includes suggestions specific to transgender, LGB+, disabled, PoC, immigrant, and other marginalized communities.

If you are comfortable doing so, please consider sharing widely.

Hello friends I have a problem. A money problem.

I’ve been homeless for a year but I have a home now!!!! but not yet a fridge or oven or hot plate or way to make food. This means I’ve had to subsist on relatively expensive snack foods and fast food, which is a lot more expensive than cooking some rice or pasta. On top of that, I had to pay 30 euros for meds copay this month. 

I’m a mentally ill nb trans person trying to recover from disordered eating problems, and quite apart from that I would like to be able to eat something at the end of the month. A few dollars/ euros would really go a long way!! 

my paypal is throughthewalls@hotmail.de (please make sure to get the end right! it’s not .com but .de bc I’m german)

And if you can’t donate, please boost? Thank you so much!!

anonymous asked:

Can I send out a general request to all the amazing fic writers of this network? I've been noticing a shortage of Academy Era fics, and that's such a shame because Academy fitzsimmons finding each other as the only child prodigies and having to deal with sexual tension and *gasp* FEELINGS is so powerful and great. So ya. Please write some more of that because it's amazing. (Also if you can work in sexual tension and smut somehow that is always a plus lol)

Hello there!

We don’t really subdivide fanfiction in our tags on this network, so it might be hard to find here, but if you check out @fitzsimmonsfic, you might be able to get your Academy era fill there! There’s certainly a lot of it floating around in the fandom. If there are any other ways to hunt it down, followers, please feel free to reply to help out this anon.

Otherwise, we’re signal-boosting your request :)

Have A Request? Send Them to This Artist!

Alright, everyone! Let’s help out a talented peep looking for inspiration, please?

If any of you recall a recent anon who was struggling to receive art requests, they have courageously reached out to me via PM. After talking a bit, I think we can do something for at least one cool person.

So, lovelies, this is @ticcattoepart2!

Tic, as I’ll nickname them just for this post, is an artist who had opened up the option for requests. They have an awesome art style, and their archive of works is, frankly, a treat to look at. Their favorite prompts consist of @therealjacksepticeye, @markiplier, @crankgameplays, A Night in the Woods, etc. That said, they also like to draw just about anything, even if it’s something as hard as, say, human hands.

Again, though, there have been very few requests, and Tic is clearly looking forward to drawing for themselves and others. That, to me, is the beauty behind requests and/or commissions; either way, when it’s done fairly, it’s an overall win for everyone.

So, to respect their passion, I think it’s about time I gave them whatever spreading of their offer I can give them.

It would be incredible if anyone and everyone could send them via inbox or PM a request, on or off anon. Though they might certainly - and rightfully - have some restrictions, I can certainly say that even offering up any ideas can do absolute wonders.

Thus, once more, please shoot them an ask or message with whatever crossovers or people comes to mind.

Also, take the time to let others know. Everyone should feel welcomed into a community, and Tic is no exception to that.

Thanks again, everyone!

So... Hey guys.

I didn’t wanna resort to this, but I don’t have much of a choice anymore.

I’m 20 with no diploma. I’m sleeping on my girlfriend’s parents’ couch, and I want so bad to get out and share a place with my sister. Simultaneously, I really want to start my transition. I wanted to start before I moved out, but I just don’t know how feasible that it. Lately, my hours at my minimum wage job have been significantly cut back to allow more senior employees more hours. I can’t move out or even hardly pay for the bus fare to work on 14 hours a week!!! I’m looking for a new job and begging my manager for more hours, but nothing is coming up, and I’m running out of time.

See, my sister still lives with my parents. My parents are transphobic, homophobic, racist baby boomers who can’t raise kids for shit. My sis has to get out of that toxic environment asap. She also has a job, but we’re just not making enough right now. So, I need your guys’ help. I wish I could at least draw. I mean, I kind of can. I can also kind of write? If you want a fanfic, it’s $10 per chapter ($15 if it’s nsfw). Art will be $5 per character you want drawn, but I can’t color. I’m mediocre at best at either thing, and if I had any real talents I’d advertise them. I guess I’m a good closet cosplayer? I can do photos as any character you want for $20 for 2 pictures and $3 for each additional. I dunno. Suggestions on what I can do are welcome. Otherwise, maybe just donate. I hate asking that but what else is left? Anyways, my paypal is currently hvarsafsky@hotmail.com, so boost this, send what you can, or send me an ask or fanmail with a commission. I just don’t know what else I can do.

Hello Everyone

I hate that it’s come down to this, but I really need some help money-wise.  I’ve run into several unplanned for expenses and after paying them off I’m gleft with $20 for 2-3 weeks. SOmehow with that I have to buy my medication and food. I have to eat gluten-free and that food can get very expensive. I would love if people could donate even just a few dollars. If you’d like some incentive , I’ll take writing requests $5 per 100 words, based off a prompt you’d like. For $10 I’ll even write a character profile for you (I’ve been a writer/roleplayer for several years so I’m fairly decent at character creation). If you’d like examples of my writing you can send me a message, off anon, and I’ll link you to some of my previous flash fictions. My paypal email is offbeatrythm@gmail.com. Any reblogs/signal boosts would be greatly appreciated  as well. Thank you, and have a good day! 

ATTENTION PRO-LIFERS!

Today the U.S. Senate is going to vote on whether to defund Planned Parenthood or continue to give it federal funding.

I invite all my religious followers to join me in praying for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. This is an opportunity to show solidarity in prayer. If you’re Catholic, I invite you to say a Rosary today for all unborn children and for the senators’ decision.

If you’re not religious, but are nevertheless pro-life (I know you’re out there; religion isn’t the only reason to oppose it, science and logic are also enough to lead to that position), then do whatever you believe is most practical. Call your senator and ask them to vote to defund Planned Parenthood.