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These teens took on Rep. Tom MacArthur’s pre-existing conditions amendment at a town hall

  • Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) has been asked to defend his eponymous American Health Care Act amendment to some of his most formidable critics: teens.
  • During a nearly five-hour Wednesday night town hall, high school senior Joseph Zetkulic asked MacArthur about the amendment’s policies on pre-existing conditions.
  • “How did it pass your conscience to allow rape to become a pre-existing condition?” Zetkulic asked, according to ThinkProgress. “Is rape considered a pre-existing condition under your amendment, yes or no?”
  • Apparently, MacArthur did his best to dodge the question, chalking up claims that sexual assault could be included among the AHCA’s preexisting conditions to “hysteria.” Read more (5/12/17)
As one of the quieter members of the SVTFOE fandom

1. Take a chill pill,
2. Appreciate the hard work of the Star vs crew
3. Enjoy the fact that we’ve been blessed with the season three opening
4. Jackie has done nothing wrong
5. Star has done nothing wrong
6. Marco has done nothing wrong
And lastly
7. The creators have done nothing wrong. Just because they didn’t have it play out how you wanted it to. This goes for everything: if you have a negative opinion please find a polite, understanding and respectful way to express it. Thank you 😊
Starco - Star Vs. the Forces of Evil
Animatic version of that "Starco is platonic" scene! This was literally one of the first scenes I wrote and drew for the show. I love that Daren (our fearles...

Animatic version of that “Starco is platonic” scene!

This was literally one of the first scenes I wrote and drew for the show. I love that Daren (our fearless leader and show creator) was so supportive about the characters actually saying “Starco” in the series.

A lot of animation pros are fully aware of fan ships, we just so rarely get to acknowledge that to the audience. So this was a fun first for me.

Note: A handful of these panels were cleaned up by the talented board artists Jushtin Lee! Thanks for the help, Jushtin!

Also, Tom’s voice gets weird for a second because I temped half of his line. This kind of thing is really common during the animatic phase, ESPECIALLY on board driven shows.


So Star Vs The Forces Of Evil season two premiered yesterday and it was glorious!

My New Wand: This episode was pure brilliance, balancing out a fun story with plenty of laughs and even some heart warming moments. Truly a fantastic way to start the new season with magnificent writing tremendous voice acting and gorgeous animation truly this episode was terrific in every way. 

Ludo In The Wild: A wonderfully told tale centering on the shows main antagonist Ludo, the episode itself much like the first half boasted amazing artwork with excellent writing and truly brilliant voice acting with an ending that could spell bigger things on the horizon. 

All in all, Star Vs The Forces Of Evil has proven itself to be one of the greatest shows on TV today and knocked it out of the park with two stellar episodes 

And I personally cannot wait to see how this season unfolds, and see more excellent stories from this wonderful series. 

Peachpluff’s guide to surviving the SVTFOE hiatus

Hello, everyone! I see some of us are worried about the SVTFOE hiatus. Most of us are worried that we will lose interest or forget about the show. But do not worry! I’ve survived many hiatuses before. Here is my guide to surviving the SVTFOE hiatus (or any hiatus at all, really):

- Rewatch the series

One of my favorite things to do when a series is on hiatus is to rewatch all the episodes! It’s fun to relive the moments when you laughed…and when you cried. A SVTFOE marathon is going to be on Disney XD this Sunday, so be sure to tune in!

- Draw Fanart

Like drawing? Want to practice drawing? Draw fanart about the show! Post it on here so we can all see your masterpiece! I’m sure the fandom would love to see your artwork. This applies to fan animations and fanfictions too.

- Talk with the fandom

I’ve heard that a few SVTFOE blogs on Tumblr have already made Kik and Skype groups so that fans can get together and talk about the show! Kik or Skype not your thing? Talk to the fandom here on Tumblr!

- Spread the word

Tell your friends about the show, so they can join the fandom as well! It’ll be fun for you to have someone you know already to talk about headcanons with you.

Thinking you’re losing interest?

- Ask yourself why you fell in love with the show in the first place.

- Rewatch your favorite episode

-Talk to the fandom!

I hoped I helped!


- Have a question? Ask me or any other SVTFOE blog :) -