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I’m excited to be working with a stellar team at Legacy Sounds LLC, converting my short stories, Snapshots of a Teenage Punk Diplomat, to an indie video series or film. It’s an ambitious project and there are a bazillion challenges ahead, but we believe in the story and think it will resonate with anybody who has ever struggled with being unique when the world doesn’t want you to be. We are currently developing a trailer to start raising funds for filming the pilot and first episode in the spring of 2018.  

Follow us on Facebook at “snapshotsvideo” and look for a trailer video in December 2017. 

About Snapshots…

Snapshots of a Teenage Punk Diplomat is a dramatic and exciting story about the power of teenage friendships, life, death, and how hard it is to be unique in a world that doesn’t always welcome non-conformity.

Set in the summer of 1984, four teenage boys from tough circumstances find their identity through a new kind of music called hip-hop. They soon learn that their suburban neighborhood isn’t quite ready for this new music and, when faced with bullying and confrontation, they need to stick together and fight to keep their unique identities.

neil agreeing to go on celebrity mean tweets once he goes pro and he’s reading some out and it’s shit like this:

“i have started a go-fund me to fly neil josten to antarctica and leave him there. still need five more dollars.”

”neil josten is one of the world’s most useless creations since the sloth”

“neil josten has such a big mouth on him i could replace my goalie racquet with him and no one would notice”

“@.neiljos10 what is red and blue all over and can’t score?”

and neil’s like haha so fu- oh shit are these all from andrew’s account??

Today is the day we’re officially announcing the Fall Out Boy Fund. We started the fund as a way for us to give back to Chicago, the city that has given so much to us. 

To kick things off, we’re donating money to Back to the Roots, an organization that brings gardening and food education to schools and helps inspire kids to experience the magic of growing their own food. With the funds, we’re able to provide 20,000 elementary school kids in the Chicago area with an organic gardening kit and Back to the Roots curriculum to each student.

We’re taking these first steps to become a champion for Chicago, but we’re not stopping there. 

With the M A  N   I    A Tour coming up in a few weeks, we want to do something special with the other funds we’ve raised and give back to others in communities across the country. That’s why we came up with the idea for The Champion of the M A  N   I    A Tour, a way to honor local champions and spread a little light during dark times. We want to celebrate people that exemplify kindness, bravery, generosity, and every thing else that brings goodness to the forefront.   

Starting today, you’ll be able to nominate yourself, a family member, a loved one or a friend from your local community to be chosen as the #FOBChampion of your show. We’re looking for people who are helping change the world for the better. 

There will be one winner for each show on the tour. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets to their local show, and will be brought up on stage and honored during the set (you’ll even get a shoutout on our instagram). BUT the best part is, we’ll be making a donation in the winner’s name to the charity of their choice via the Fall Out Boy Fund.

Can’t wait to see who you nominate 💜  // find out how to enter on championofthemaniatour.com

You know, if people REALLY believed that people should have to “earn a living” and “not get handouts” from anyone, and “work for what they have”

If they REALLY believed that, they would support a 100% inheritance tax. Don’t get to live off mommy and daddy’s coattails anymore, trust fund brats. Start pulling those bootstraps.

EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS STARTING AT $10!

Hey guys this is probably isn’t the best way to do this at the moment but I’m taking commissions starting from $10. Prices go up depending on color, details, other time consuming ideas, etc. which we can negotiate. I’m very low on funds and I got really no one else that can offer to help me right now.

Sketches are the fastest and depending on the day of the week I will guarantee them done within hours.

I don’t have much posted on Tumblr, but you can check out aside from my #kyart #kyfanart tags.

HERE IS THE LINK TO MY INSTAGRAM FOR MORE WORK.

Commission inquiries start via Tumblr messenger and will continue through email. I only accept Paypal.

There are only 10 slots I can do for the moment!

Thank you all for your support!

Serious question...

Why doesn’t Carrie Fisher have a star on the Walk of Fame? She was part of the biggest movie franchise ever, was a sought after script doctor for film and television, wrote multiple screenplays of her own, as well as made multiple appearances in film, television and theatre. How has none of that warranted a star?

What if BTS had a make up brand?

Their eyeliners:
Dark and Wild: get the perfect WINGS

Their foundations or eye shadows:
- Peaches and Creme
- Chocolate Cheeks

Their facial moisturizer:
Young Forever

Adoption for Fun and Profit

I was DMing a 5e session where the premise was helping a young, mute elf child (Sunny) get back to their parents, with the promise of pay should they get back home alive (since the characters are all neutral alignments and otherwise probably wouldn’t do it). It becomes apparent that this kid has been living alone for months and probably won’t last much longer without a proper house and family. At the end of the session they find a small house with gravestones nearby and find out that the parents had died years before, and Sunny just couldn’t survive the trip back to the house alone and wanted help to get there. Sunny offers them their pay solemnly, clearly not expecting them to stay any longer than they need to. Without much hesitation one player who just adored this sweet child decided to adopt the kid as their own (completing a good part of their character arc).

DM: So… you’re taking in this kid, then? Yeah? Well! Alright, congrats, you’re a family now! That’s-that’s so adorable, guys. Gotta, gotta go back to school shopping, start the college fund.

[Some time passes as players talk about the choice.]

Rogue: I hand Sunny back the box of gold with a paper taped to it, it says “Sunny’s School Fund”. I say, “Listen, this here is—this is gonna be your college fund now.”
DM: Oh my god that’s so cute. You guys, you are ALL neutral alignments, this is so nice of you. That… that kid has 300 gold pieces in their college fund now I guess, wow.
Rogue: I—I took 50 gold out of the box, actually.
Table: *a beat of silence before uproarious laughter*
DM: I mean—I mean okay you’re chaotic neutral so this fits really well like—you would’ve earned 75 splitting it equally anyways, you, you’re giving back to—that’s completely fair.

Me : I got a Homestuck tattoo because it was the first time I fell in love so completely with a story, it fuelled my imagination and pushed me to discover new things like nothing else ever did, plus it lasted for years, and I’ve only known TAZ for like, 10 months – I’m not gonna get a tattoo of this story, it’d be weird

Me :

Me : but a B.O.B tattoo though


Update - Now includes shaded comms too 

Hey hey! I’m trying out commissions again! Gonna keep things simple and just do colored sketch commissions!

I’ll only be accepting paypal payments for these.

I’ll do OC and fanart for you guys! Just send in a dm so we can talk and exchange info so I can send an invoice to your paypal C:

I won’t do NSFW or mechs thanks!

 Please help out and spread this around if you guys can! Thanks!  

To all my teenage and younger followers...

Let me tell you some life lessons I have learned in my 24 years on this Earth. 

1. Read the fine print. In every lease agreement, credit card application, and bill. Never take the information in large print as truth. The world is a place full of capitalist greed and people will try to swindle you for every dime you have. 

2. A credit card very rarely makes things better. While suddenly having a couple thousand dollars to spend might sound amazing, keep in mind the fact that you’re going to have to pay that back and then some. Never get a card with an annual fee if you can avoid it- because even if you don’t use it, it’ll still cost you.

3. Set up automatic payments. You will forget payments, and that can cost you (literally) a great deal. Set up automatic online payments with reminders so that you know it’s coming up, but don’t have to worry about it. 

4. In-Store credit cards are almost always terrible. Sears, Home Depot, Victoria’s Secret- all of them. They are usually packaged with fun deals like “get $50 off this purchase if you’re pre-approved!”. They fail to mention the 25% interest rate, annual fees, and the fact that it can only be used in that store. 

5. Keep your receipts. Seriously! Just keep a folder in your car and one in your house and drop every receipt you get in them.  At the end of the month dump them out and go through them. You’ll be amazed at what your spending looks like when it’s splayed out in front of you.  It makes budgeting much easier when you see real numbers. These can also come in handy around tax time- you would be surprised at the things you can write off in certain situations.

6. Learn about income tax. Visit the IRS website and educate yourself! It sounds boring (and it freakin’ is) but in no way does high school prepare you for or teach you about taxes well enough to hold your own in the real world. 

7. Claim as little as possible on your W4. When you start a new job, they always give you a W4 to fill out for tax information.  On line 5 of the form, it’ll ask how many allowances you want to claim. Now, claiming yourself may seem like a good idea because you get to keep more money on your paycheck- but it can also come back to bite you at the end of the year.  You may even end up paying in! On that same note, make sure your employer files your tax information correctly. I once ended up paying in $8,000 in taxes because my employer never had the IRS take taxes out of my checks! Whoops!

8. Start a savings fund. No matter how small it is! Even if you just put away $2 a week- it will eventually add up.  If you can, start a savings account that will earn you interest. 

9. Save your paystubs! If you plan to buy a car or rent an apartment, they’re going to want to see them.

10. Write down the start and end dates of every job you have. Making a resume and filling out job applications will be much easier with this information.

11. Make a good resume and keep printed copies as well as a digital copy at all times.  There are many excellent resume writing resources online that can help you (heck, I can help you- I used to work in HR!) buff up your resume.  You never know when you might meet someone who can present you with an opportunity! 

12. Never be afraid to ask for a raise or promotion.  If you are performing well and meeting or exceeding expectations- ask your supervisor for a raise or change of position that will pay more.  If you are aiming for a promotion, stroke the company’s ego, say something like “I would like the opportunity to prove my worth to the company and further my career with (         ).”

13. Debt collectors do not give up. They are a lot like the Terminator.  If you block their numbers or ignore their calls, they’ll find your family members or show up at your house. This is no joke. I have had hospital bill collectors call roommates, my parents, and even my dad once.  They are relentless and they do not care about your current situation or financial stability. They follow a script and expect you to pay up.  It’s hard not to panic when you get that first collections call- you definitely don’t feel in control of the situation. But remember, debt collectors are actually bound by many restrictions- they are barred from: 

-Using abusive or obscene language. -Harassing you with repeated calls.-Calling before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. unless you agree. -Calling you at work if you have asked them to stop. -Talking to anyone but you or your attorney about the debt. -Misrepresenting the amount of your debt. -Falsely claiming to be an attorney or a law enforcement official. -Falsely claiming to be a credit bureau representative. -Threatening to sue unless they actually plan to take legal action. -Threatening to garnish wages or seize property unless they actually intend to do it.

Always ask for written information on the debt- tell them to send you a paper statement of the debt so that you can look it over and decide what to do. Offer to make payments that are within your financial means- if they try to bully you into making larger ones, tell them you are well aware that they’ve looked into your finances and should know what you are able to afford.

14. Get renters insurance. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it! 

15. Take inventory of the things you own. If you own electronics, guns, or other expensive items, write down the serial numbers and take pictures of them in your house. That way, if there’s a break in, fire, or flash flood, you have documentation and data to provide to your insurance company. 


I’ll add more as I think of them, but here’s a start. It’ll be tagged under “successfully adulting”.

EDIT: Here’s a link to the google drive document version of this. It will be updated periodically! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q_YnP3euuJcfjpQY7wuE1JmB_5e60ebZFsfW5f0MtGM/edit?usp=sharing
This document also includes a resources section with links to help you get started in many areas of adult life!

trans peter parker

- probably came out fairly young like near the end of middle school so around his 14th birthday

- even before coming out everyone just kinda collectively referred to him as parker

- like most people didn’t even know his first name which worked out pretty well for him in high school when he started using the name peter

- the penis parker nickname started as a result of peter making a slight miscalculation with the size he ordered for his first packer (it’s okay peter we’ve all made that mistake at least once)

- he starts testosterone a few months before developing his new abilities

- seriously imagine his face when he realizes that he’s all muscular after the spider bite and imagine all the Testosterone Made Me Buff jokes he has floating around in his head

- he had this Special Dream of being on the football team (i mean as a trans guy i also really wished i could’ve played on a boys team) but now he feels like people would question why he’s suddenly the best one on the team

- tony is inspired by peter to start a fund to sponsor trans people who can’t pay for surgeries since peter’s insurance covered testosterone but not surgery

- the fund is also for things like binders, packers, etc.

- three words: Avengers At Pride

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A List of Things Donald Trump Has Done - Week 1

Trumps actions stand alone in their absurdity, sheer danger and as he puts it “enormity” that Australian journalist and host of The Project, Waleed Aly, found that simply listing them all out loud, spoke louder than dissecting them individually. The full list includes

  1. Signed First Executive Order to Rollback Obama Care
  2. Took Control of Nuclear Codes
  3. Declares January 20 (his inauguration day) to be the National Day of Patriot Devotion
  4. The White House Spokesmen lied in his first press briefing about the size of Trump’s inauguration “The biggest in History”
  5. A Senior Trump Adviser supported the lies, claiming they were ‘Alternative Facts’
  6. Ordered the shut down of the National Park Service Twitter account after they retweeted photos comparing the sizes of Trumps and Obama’s inauguration crowds
  7. Trump planted staffers to cheer and applaud at a speech he gave to the CIA
  8. Bypassed anti-nepotism law to hire his son-in-law as a senior White House adviser
  9. His office confirmed that he’ll never release his tax records
  10. Withdrew America from the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership). A multi-national economic deal that is seven years in the making
  11. Allegedly allowed his businesses to take money from foreign government
  12. Now is facing a new law suit for breaching the constitution.
  13. Claimed the election suffered mass voter fraud (2-3 million votes illegitimate, which no evidence supports such high numbers) specifically with regard to dead voters and voters registered in more than one states.
  14. The white house spokes men (mentioned earlier), his son-in-law (also mentioned earlier), his youngest daughter, his White House strategist and his Treasury Secretary are all registered to vote in more than one state
  15. Reinstated a global GAG rule to cut all US funding to international NGOs that offer and council women on abortion
  16. His party passed a bill that permanently bans American women from using federal funds or private health insurance towards abortion services
  17. Vowed to cut funding to Violence Against Women’s programs, National Arts and Humanities, Legal Services, Minority Business Development Programs, Public Broadcasting, and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  18. Trumps Administration removed the Spanish Version of the White House Website
  19. Deleted Website pages of Civil Rights, LGBT Rights, and Climate Change
  20. Overturned the ban on two major gas projects where a fear of water contamination, and destruction of sacred land is present
  21. Ordered a total media blackout on the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.
  22. Imposed a hiring and regulatory freeze across all government agencies
  23. Except for the Military and a handful of public safety sectors
  24. Drafted orders to temporarily suspend America’s refugee intake
  25. Syria refugees face a indefinite ban on entry to America
  26. Announced plans to halve America’s Asylum Program
  27. Drafted new plans to suspend Visas from people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen
  28. Plans to open CIA black-sights, around the world, to reintroduce torture as an interrogation tactic
  29. Moved to redirect allocated Federal Funds to start building a $20 billion wall on the southern boarder
  30. Suggested to cancel his upcoming meeting with the Mexican President, to him publicly on Twitter, after the Mexican President refused to fund the building of the wall. The meeting was canceled
  31. Following this, he flagged a 20% tax increase to all imported goods from mexico in order to recoup the cost of the wall
  32. Stated he would publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants
  33. Stripped Federal Funds from US cities that provide sanctuary for Illegal Immigrants
  34. Laid the legal ground work for mass deportation

It can be easy to lose track of what is happening with Trump at the moment, but it is vital that, if you hope you fight back, even so much as build a healthy opinion on him, you know what he is doing. So please, read every entry on this list. In a single week, Trump has done more unimaginable things that people give him credit for. This has been a week, people. There are still over 200 left, at the least

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Using the free time I have before my lab placement starts, I decided to start going through some chemistry papers in the areas that I would most like to do research in!
Now just to wait a few more days until I find out if my grades are actually good enough to start applying for PhD funding next semester *internal screaming*

Mismatched

I have heterochromia.

My mom has it too, only hers is sectoral heterochromia. A part of her left eye is brown while most of it is blue. Mine’s complete. My right eye is brown, the left is blue. As a kid I’d get the most excited reaction out of the adults-

“His eyes are so beautiful!”

“Wow, they’re different colors!”

“How stunning!”

I’d like to say that my eyes are only one part of myself, that it’s just a slice of the pie that makes up me. But really, the only fascinating part of myself is the heterochromia. I’m average in grades. Height. Strength. IQ. Not much stunning charisma either- I tend to stick to myself.

But in the end, it’s my eyes that saved my life. And maybe the lives of a few others.

The killings started my sophomore year. A young couple going out to smooch in their car was found dead, mangled by some wild beast. Their faces had been eaten off, their tongues ripped out, and their eyes completely gone.

I didn’t know them, they went to the private school. All the same, the stories started up about the Gosbecks Knoll Beast.

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