the can town project

Modern Witches

Cackling Witch: will take your dank memes in exchange for favors, you can get that invisibility power you always wanted but can’t laugh at Pepe ever again

Fortune Teller: works for prediction websites, uses statistics to win fantasy football, will spoil the seasonal finale of your favorite show if you piss her off

Potion Master: works either at pharmacy’s or fast food restaurants where she uses the soda machine to mix draughts and the frier as a ‘bubling’ cauldron

Necromancer: gave up raising the dead and now works in IT, brings dead computers back to life because it pays better

Astral Witch: works at an online horoscope magazine, blogs about alien sightings, can help you astral project into the next town over to fight your shadow self

Solitary Forest Hag: is a top-tier level gamer since she doesn’t leave her house at all, vapes and makes hemp bracelets on the side

Spell Caster: has her own website called ‘WillCurse4Bitcoins,’ under the table deals in your local Denny’s for magic computer viruses that make your enemies default browser be Pornhub

🔔🌸PWP Help🌸🔔

Does anyone need help paying off a public work projects in your town? I can pay it off for you! I seen some blogs requesting bells for pwps & I’ve done it in the past.🙊

All you have to do is message me or send a ask. I’ll need your friend code, bells needed, & town name. This is completely free. I don’t need anything in return. Also, feel free to reblog this so other blogs can see this as well!🍃

TheNiallsquad via in twitter created a project called #NIALLSVOICE 

You can do listen to: This Town or the video !

Or click some of these:

-Niall singing his parts of Drag me Down at GMA 

-Niall singing Where Do Broken Hearts Go at The X Factor

-Niall’s Candy with James Corden

-Niall’s No Control

-Niall singing Night Changes at Capital FM Summer Festival

anonymous asked:

I want to redistribute my wealth one day once I get my inheritance what's the best way to do that? Giving to certain charities?

Just help where you can. Is there a project in your town to help people struggling financially? What charity work is being done in your area?

Me and my family always donate during the holidays to local charities, you could also do that. If there is an opportunity to improve someone’s life, help.

That’s the only advice I have really, idk how much inheritance you have.

Your Name Is Dave Strider

Your name is Dave Strider, and you are NOT in love with him. You aren’t even gay for that matter. You’ve been stuck on this meteor for six months, and for lack of anything else, spend your days with a troll named Karkat Vantas.

“HEY STRIDER, ARE WE GONNA FINISH THIS OR ARE YOU JUST GOING TO SIT THERE WITH THAT STUPID LOOK ON YOUR FACE ALL DAY?”

In fact, there he is now. You look at him, shaking your head slightly to bring yourself out of your thoughts.

“Yeah man let’s get to it,” you reply, “This town isn’t gonna build itself.”

You kneel down near the troll, picking up one of the cans near you. The two of you had been working on an expansion of Can Town for the Mayor, and though the project had started out as more a way of staving off boredom than anything else, you had to admit it had turned out pretty nice. You quickly fell into the rhythm that had become so familiar to you over the past few months, and when you took a step back a little while later to check your work, you couldn’t help but feel a certain sense of pride. Your pride is interrupted by a sudden stream of swears, accompanied by the sound of crashing metal. You whip your head to the sound, fighting back a small smile. Karkat was sitting not far away, brows drawn together in a pile of cans where the new bank was supposed to go. This had become a common occurrence, and with your days work done, you walked over to the angry troll.

As you approached, Karkat drew a breath, seemingly to give you a long-winded “Fuck off”. As he did so, his eyes fell on the pile around him, and appeared to resign himself to your assistance. He shifted slightly as to give you room, and you both began forming foundation of the building. With the rhythmic clanking of the process resumed, you glance over at Karkat, who was focused intently on the job at hand. His brows were knitted together in concentration, rather than his usual anger, and the tip of his tongue had slightly protruded from his mouth. In this state he almost looked…

God damn he’s cute.

You freeze in surprise of your own thoughts. Did you really just think that? Why would you? I mean you’re just two bros who hang out for lack of anything else to do. It’s not like you’re even into guys.

He’s so perfect.

What? No he’s just a friend the friendliest of friends and you are BY NO MEANS attracted to your friend even if he is… You are pulled from your small internal crisis by shouted words.

“WELL ARE YOU JUST GONNA STAND THERE WITH THAT CAN ALL DAY OR ARE YOU GOING TO USE IT?”

You turn to him, quickly recovering your cool-kid composure.

“Hey man, you can’t rush perfection,” you say, making a big show of inspecting the area where the can was to be placed.

“AND WHY THE EVERLOVING FUCK IS YOUR FACE SO RED?”

Shit.

“It gets pretty hot in here when you’re wearing this plush ass cape around dude.”

“THEN WHY DON’T YOU JUST TAKE IT OFF? OR CAN YOUR INCOMPETENT HUMAN BRAIN NOT HANDLE THAT SOLUTION?”

For you? Gladly.

Your blush deepens at the thought, and you attempt, poorly, to cover it by throwing up your hood and whipping your cape dramatically to your face, as though you were a classic vampire.

“This cape holds great symbolism my gray friend.” You turn around, throwing it over your shoulder as you do. “I can’t just take it off for no reason, you gotta take pride in this shit.”

“YOU’VE SAID A LOT OF STUPID THINGS DAVE, BUT I THINK THAT TAKES THE CAKE.” Karkat rolls his eyes and focuses his attention back to the nearly-finished bank, saying a little softer,

“WELL ARE YOU GOING TO HELP OR WHAT?”

You kneel down and work as quickly as you can without knocking over the building, hoping that the sooner you finish the sooner you can get away from him, to be alone with your traitorous thoughts.


It had been a month since the Can Town incident, and you had been systematically avoiding Karkat ever since. It had been difficult at first, as he had tried to contact you incessantly for nearly a week after he figured out that you were trying to keep away from him. Even the few times he had managed to talk to you, you had kept it brief, cold even. You felt bad, but what could you do when every time you were around him your mind betrayed you? When every time you thought of him, your heart beat a little faster, and your stomach felt it was twisting itself in knots. Rose had tried to talk to you when she got wind of the situation, finally tearing herself away from her books and Kanaya. You had told her a little bit, but had quickly absconded when she had suggested that you had romantic feelings for the troll. You spent most of your days in some remote part of the meteor or another now, not really speaking to anybody out of shame and awkwardness.

Rose was right you know.

You wanted to argue, but you had given up. You knew in some part of you, that it was true. You didn’t want to admit it, but there was nothing you could do. You couldn’t tell anybody. Hell, you didn’t even want to tell yourself.

Even if I did tell him, what would happen?

What if he didn’t feel the same way?

What if he hated me for it?

What if he told all the others?

What WOULD he tell all the others?

What if they all turned against me for it?

In the back of your mind, you knew the last part was ridiculous. But to your paranoia fueled thoughts, it seemed to make sense. You picked up a stray rock from the floor of one of the seemingly endless hallways you had inhabited for the past weeks, throwing it has hard as you could into the blackness. The rock quickly bounced out of sight, although you had no way of telling whether it went very far, as it was abysmally dark in the hall. You had even discarded your ever-present shades as to hopefully see a little better, as there was nobody around to hide from. You lean your back against one of the walls and slowly slide down, propping your elbows on your knees and burying your face in them. You’ve grown accustomed to this sort of self-pity, and hated yourself all the more for it. You stayed like that for you don’t know how long, whether it was minutes, hours, even days. For a Knight of Time you sure can’t keep track of it very well. You had a short, bitter laugh at that. Then, rage overtook your cynical enjoyment and you grabbed handfuls of your hair, pulling at it as though it were the awful feelings you were trying so hard to run away from. You banged the back of your head against the wall, letting your hands drop between your knees, and muttered to yourself,

“What is wrong with me?”

“I was hoping you could answer that for me.”

You jump at the sudden voice, and for a moment wonder if the constant isolation as finally made you crack. This fear is dispelled though, when a familiar figure walks out of the darkness.

“Karkat,” you say, your mouth going dry, “what are you doing here?”

He shakes his head and sighs in exasperation.

“I don’t know Dave, what reason could I possibly have for hunting you down?”

His voice is quieter than normal, and if you wouldn’t see him standing right in front of you, you wouldn’t have recognized him. However, he makes up for the volume in the anger he laces his voice in, and if you didn’t know better, you’d say there was a hint of… sadness? When you don’t respond, Karkat continues,

“Let’s cut to the chase Dave. You’ve been avoiding me, and you know what? I want to know why.”

He steps closer to you, squaring his shoulders. He’s angry, and not the normal angry he always is. Karkat, your former friend, is absolutely livid. You slowly stand up, pulling your shades from a stray pocket in your cape. At least with those, you can face him with some dignity left. As you move them towards your face, the troll makes a sound that almost resembles a growl, and you freeze.

“GOD DAMN IT DAVE,” Karkat seems to explode, “I HUNTED YOU DOWN THROUGH WHO KNOWS HOW MANY MILES OF METEOR AND NOW YOU AREN’T EVEN GOING TO LOOK ME IN THE EYE?”

You shrug slightly, and resign yourself to your fate.

Well, I tried.

You square your shoulders, looking Karkat straight in the eye, preparing yourself for the verbal beating of a lifetime. Karkat wastes no time delivering it to you.

“YOU JUST ONE DAY LEAVE AND EXPECT ME TO JUST ACCEPT IT? YOU EXPECT ME TO JUST LEAVE YOU ALONE? IT WAS ONE THING WHEN YOU SUDDENLY DECIDED I WASN’T WORTHY TO BREATHE THE SAME AIR AS YOU AND REFUSED TO SPEAK TO ME WITH MORE THAN THREE WORD SENTENCES BUT NOW YOU JUST RUN OFF? WHAT THE FUCK STRIDER? NOW I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS SO FUCKING BAD ABOUT ME THAT YOU FIGURED THAT THIS DARK HALLWAY WAS SO MUCH FUCKING BETTER THAN MY GODDAMN COMPANY. WHAT DID I DO THAT WAS SO TERRIBLE THAT YOU SPEND YOUR TIME SO FAR REMOVED FROM EVERYBODY ELSE THAT NOT EVEN GAMZEE KNEW WHERE YOU WERE? WHAT WAS SOOOO BAD…”

Karkat was going red in the face, waving his arms with the passion and anger that he spoke his words. He continued his rant, but you stopped listening. Not because you didn’t care, but because he had it all wrong.

What did I do?

Did I ruin everything?

Is this really what he thinks?

Oh God

I ruined everything before it even began.

What have I done?

He’s got it all wrong.

I don’t hate him.

I could never hate him.

I…

“Karkat,” you say, so softly you can barely hear yourself.

“AND THEN ALL YOU DO IS…”

He doesn’t hear you, just continues his tirade.

“Karkat,” you say a little louder.

“AND NOW I FIND OUT THAT YOU…”

“KARKAT!” You finally shout.

He stops, surprised at the interruption. You take the moment to walk quickly over to him, and he braces himself as if you were going to fight. Just as he was drawing breath to say, or rather, shout, something else, you grab his face in both of your hands, and kiss him. You feel him tense up in surprise, and suddenly you feel hands on your chest, forcefully pushing you away. You stagger slightly, tripping over your own feet, as the realization of what you just did hits you.

What have I done?

You see his face contorting in confusion.

I’ve ruined everything.

Your face reddens in embarrassment and shame. Tears prick your eyes, and you wish you had your shades to hide behind.

He hates me now.

The confusion on the trolls face turns to anger.

Nonononono this can’t be real this can’t be happening.

He starts striding towards you, and you step backwards, trying once again to run away from what you’ve done.

“I’m sorr…” you start to say, desperately, but you’re stopped by a Karkat’s harsh voice ordering you to shut up. He grabs the front of your shirt, pulling you to him and leaving you no chance to run. You tense, waiting for the punch the you’re sure will follow.

But it doesn’t.

Instead, you feel soft lips against yours, angry but sweet. They pull away, leaving you shocked. Karkat bangs his head softly into your chest, and you hear him mutter softly,

“God damn it Dave.”

His hand drops from your shirt, and he leans against you. Tentatively, you say

“So does that mean you…?”

You feel a faint increase and decrease of pressure on your chest, consistent with a small nod. You breathe a heavy sigh of relief, and wrap your arms around the troll, resting your head on top of his. A small smile touches your lips and you feel what seems to be a crushing amount of weight lifted from your shoulders.

Your name is Dave Strider, and you love him.

Things I love about Animal Crossing: New Leaf

  • That every town has their own fruit in the beginning
  • That the little tree from the beginning grows over time
  • That the villagers talk to each other even when you’re not involved
  • That different villagers leave different footsteps
  • That some villagers just come over when you’re at home
  • That you can play cute minigames
  • THAT BOYS CAN WEAR SKIRTS
  • The cute music that changes every hour
  • That you can meet people from all over the world in the Turtle Club
  • Isabelle
  • That you can design your own firework
  • That everyone donates to the town project (even if it’s just a few bells)
  • That every villager takes part in competitions, Halloween, Christmas etc.
  • That villagers notice your new hairstyle
  • That all villagers sound different
  • reblog and continue

So I truly believe the next main series Animal Crossing game will be on the NX. So these are some of my ideas of what should be in it.

1. Bump up the villager count from ten to twelve.

2. Make the maps bigger!

3. You get to decide where villagers move in at in your town.

4. More new Public Works Projects. And you can place more of them in your town. Also they are easier to place down.

5. More room for patterns for each character.

6. More new hairstyles for your character.

7. You can make your town name and character name longer.

8. Add in a tool box so you can put all of your tools in it and you will have so much more pocket space.

9. More new types of flowers and hybrids and new kinds of fruit.

10. Make it easier to lay down paths like in Happy Home Designer.

I could list a hundred more things but I feel these are the most important for them to add. Hopefully we will get a trailer for Animal Crossing on the NX at E3 this year of maybe Fall of this year. Either way I can not wait for the trailer and a release date for it!

Blueprint For A Whole New World: Actuating A Resource Based Economy.

I consider this one of my most important posts to date, some of this may be boring and even uncomfortable but I implore you walk with me and explore a whole new concept of society.

-What Is A Resource Based Economy?: In a currency based economy goods and services are provided to the highest bidder. The main concerns of economic growth put profits first and well being of its consumers and the environment second. A resource based economy is really something we’ve never tried before, and puts the well being of the people and the concerns of the world before all else. There are many ideas as to how a resource based economy would be ran but the general premise is that technology and resources are distributed where they are most needed and beneficial as opposed to the most financially profitable buyer.

There are some concepts central to a resource based economy that may be difficult for some of us to swallow. The first of these is a world with no money. Some believe in a hypothetical society absent of currency, apathy would abound, and no one would have incentive to do their jobs grinding civilization to a halt. I say the apathy stems from a disdain of one’s job rather than inherent laziness. imagine if you could have any job you wanted, doing something that mattered to you and impacted the world.. What if you didn’t have to worry about money to get there? Would you still be working your dead end job? Imagine if all restaurants were ran by those who love cooking food, who didn’t have to struggle to get there. In a world with no financial boundaries would you sit on your ass all the time dreading each day or would you want to explore and follow your dreams? We are all capable of performing the tasks that push society forward without money, the interests of every human being are so diverse we would naturally allocate ourselves to where we were happiest and able to perform our best. If you have a problem that needs to be addressed our natural inclination would be to solve it both for our well being and that of the community.

Concept two, the end of ownership. This is not to say we cannot have personal possessions, but we must completely redesign our view of consuming products. There are two aspects we need to look at, since a resource based economy is focused on sustainability it’s logical to assume products should be made to be as durable as possible, needing to be replaced as little as possible. Our current economy manufactures products with “built in obsolescence”, because though it is inefficient and detrimental, a currency based economy’s main concerns are profits. We have all the technology and resources at our disposal to feed, clothe, educate, and create abundance for all the people on earth. In this new society if you had a need for anything you would go to what you could think of as a store and simply request whatever it was you needed. When you were done you would simply return these things to the “store”(much like how a library operates). In this way we give up our idea of “ownership” in exchange for free access to whatever we need. Things like theft would become a thing of the past because nothing is withheld from the people in this new economy eliminating a vast swath of crime and hostility.

-The Rough Blueprint: This is by no means a perfect plan, but I think it’s time for us to start throwing out ideas even if they are rough. We need to stop acting like helpless children and do something for ourselves. We can’t rely on our governments to implement something so monumental but we can do it without them if we do it together.

What we can do is use our current economy to our advantage and change it from the inside out. With tools like the Internet and kick-starter we can fund localized community based projects, aimed both at lessening financial strains and laying the foundation for a resource based economy. This can manifest in many ways such as funding community vegetable gardens. Initially run on donations, the soul focus of these gardens would be providing members of the community with food. Focusing first on helping the low-socioeconomic population, people would be able to withdraw a specified amount of food, lessening their financial burden and the general poverty of the community.

The first of these local projects should be concentrated on providing necessities such as food, clothes, and water. Relieving those first couple financial drains would give communities the foothold they need to start pooling more of their money into funding additional projects and upgrade the ones they already have running. These projects could then progress towards providing utilities and energy, and in the eventual future things such as healthcare and technology. The thing is once we initiate something like this we create a new force in our economy that is much less susceptible to financial corruption. The mere presence of any/all institutions of this nature will force our current corporate and economic structures to change and evolve.

-This Goes Beyond Charity: We aren’t funding some government program here for relief work, this isn’t donating to a foundation that gives some of its proceeds to famished children and fraudulent campaigns to end a disease. Instead of focusing on global, foreign, or national issues we begin at the local level and build outward, slowly alleviating our own economic burdens. If even a few towns can pioneer new projects like this it creates the inspiration and foundations need for others to do so. In this way we also reduce the need for big government. Gravitating from the inefficient method of a singular figurehead managing the actions and resources of large diverse providences towards empowering local regions to manage and sustain themselves. As these newfound resource based communities stabilize their abundance, they can begin to collaborate and direct their resources to aiding the rest of the world around them spreading as a global movement.

-Closing statements: Nothing changes over night. We can’t instantly free ourselves from this economic slavery, but that doesn’t mean we are stuck. There are many avenues we can pursue and this is just one idea I’ve been mulling over in my head. I plan to do more research on the concept of a resource based economy and produce more posts on the subject. In the meantime I’d love to hear any feedback and ideas you have! We can do this together!

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How a townie makeover can turn into a whole town project…

Once I was relooking the crazy amount of townies my game had generated, I stumbled on that guy. Somehow, he reminded me a bit of Adam Galloway in House of Cards, so I decided to keep him as playable Sim. I built him an industrial loft where he’ll have his gallery  (very private gallery, as it’s a residential lot.) Still not finished, by the way. It seriously lacks of landscaping!

Of course, then, I had to make him a Claire Underwood. I failed  at recreating Franck though (if anyone feels inspired by recreating him for me, I’d be forever grateful! ;)) . And how can we NOT have a political career?!! It’s always been one of my favorite! :(

So far, I hadn’t used Newcrest, but now that Adam moved in, Newcrest will be my “Washington”. (I’m back to American towns, after having given a try to a more european inspiration.)

A simple townie makeover… that will keep me busy for months! :D

So for the NJ meetup fayelights gallbladdr and I planned we finally have official info about it.
It’s going to be on April 19th, 1:00 to 3:30pm, at Freedom Park in Medford New Jersey. (Rain date will be decided later)
We thought it would be cool to participate in the can town project so we’ll be asking y'all to bring some canned goods for that and then everything will be donated afterwords. We will also be providing tacos for everyone but I thought it would be cool for some people to volunteer to bring some food so it’s like a real hard core picnic! People can also bring blankets to sit on because shut up. A photoshoot and art raffle will also be happening because shut up.
Billie ( fayelights ) will be posting some general rules and guidelines soon that will insure that we don’t get kicked out
Thank you and I hope you can make it!

Hey friends! I just realized that I never posted anything about after we turned in the food from our Zap panel! So here it is! It reads:
“Dear Can Town Project,
On behalf of the Midwest Food Bank, I would lie to thank you for your donation of the following:
5 bags of Groceries
All item(s) listed are valued at $___(To be filled in by donor only) [We never got an actual dollar estimate]
No goods or services were provided for this ontribution except for the satisfaction that the donor has served the Lord by serving those in need.
Thank you.”

Thanks again to everyone who attended!  Keep in touch for upcoming events and what not!  :D

-Vick

The Can Town Project

To my followers who are Homestuck fans OR fans of doing nice things for your community, I want to bring this tumblr to your attention:

http://cantownproject.tumblr.com/

I just happened to have a post roll across my dash mentioning something about this and when I looked it up I found something really neat!

This is an explanation as to what the Can Town Project idea is from their tumblr:

“Every Homestuck fan knows about Can Town. The Can Town Project is something I decided to put together to help local communities. What goes down is that if you have a Homestuck meet up you ask the people to bring canned goods. Once you have them, you all make a town, take a picture (with or with out the group), submit the picture and give the goods to your local food bank.”

I think this is a fun idea that needs more attention! I’d love to get people together to do this at NYCC (if I go that is, or not!) and donate to the NYC Food Bank. Heck, even a meet-up in my area would be nice and we could donate to an organization in my county. I know people who would know where to send the food.

But yes! If you are planning a meet up or going to a meet up I highly recommend you bring this up! Canned goods are inexpensive; you might even have a can sitting around your house that you won’t use otherwise, so why waste it?

So yes! Whether I go to NYCC and see if anyone will participate in this with me or I get a meet up together in my area (WHICH IS PROBABLY NOT GONNA HAPPEN I’M TOO SHY AND I DON’T EVEN HAVE A COSTUME AHH-) I would n=love to do this! And I’d love to see more people doing this in general!

So please reblog this, write up your own post, whatever. Let’s get a signal boost for The Can Town Project!!!