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The time is now! The day is here!

What is this about?

The 2012 Les Misérables film is 2.5 hours long. However, Tom Hooper’s original director’s cut included almost 4 hours of footage. What happened in all those scenes that were excluded from the final version? Many of us have been wanting to see them for years, but neither Hooper nor Universal Pictures have expressed their intentions to release an extended cut anytime soon.

And how do we plan to make them change their mind?

We are going to make them see that many people are still interested in the release of an extended version. We want to prove to Universal Pictures, their producers, and Hooper that they would profit from releasing a longer version of the film. But we need your help. Let’s not give them one reason, but thousands. Specifically, 24601.

Count me in! How can I help?

Just tell us why you want to have an extended version! Are there any of the cut scenes from the movie which you would like to see restored? Do you have a favourite character that you would like to see more of? Or did you just like the film so much that you would happily watch a longer version of it? Any reason is a good reason! It can be as simple as a sentence or you can write a very long paragraph about it, it’s up to you! Send your reason to lesmisextended@gmail.com, adding your first name and your country. For example, this could be your message if you were a certain writer very interested in details:

“The sewers definitely deserved more screen time.” (Victor, France)

Why do you want to know my name and my country?

This is a worldwide petition and we want to show Universal Pictures et al. that there are real people from all over the world who would buy an extended cut. Your name and country alone won’t be enough to identify you if you don’t want anyone to know who you are, that is why we are not asking for anything more specific such as your last name or city. Your reason will be published in a similar format to the example above and we won’t share your e-mail address or any other personal information with anyone.

Can I write to you in any language?

Since we’re going to contact people whose first language is English, we encourage you to write in English because that way we will be able to send them your reason exactly as you wrote it. However, if you don’t feel confident enough to write in English, you can use any of these languages and one of our collaborators will translate it for you. (Don’t forget to tell us in the subject line what language you’re writing in!)

And how are you going to send our reasons to the people who have a say in this?

We are going to collect all your reasons on a huge document and send it to Universal Pictures on the 25th of December, the movie’s fifth anniversary, with a letter explaining this project’s purpose. Since the document may be too large to send via e-mail (and since the people who check the company’s messages may not open attached files from unknown senders), we will probably upload it on Dropbox or a similar platform and send them the link so they can read it there.

We will also be sharing your reasons or some fragments of them on Twitter (@MisExtended) and on our Tumblr blog (lesmisextendedversion.tumblr.com) and we are contacting the press to make sure our voice is heard in as many places as possible.

Is there anything else I can do to help?

Sure, there are plenty of things you can do!

  • Do you have a Tumblr or Twitter account? Share this petition with all your followers!
  • Do you know anyone who would like to join us but doesn’t use the internet? Tell them about us, find out their reason and send it to us if they’re okay with it!
  • Can you speak any language besides English? Join our translation team!
  • Are you good at drawing? Share your art with us!
  • Do you know any press/media that might be interested in our campaign? Tell us about them so that we can contact them!

Write to lesmisextended@gmail.com and share your ideas with us to help us reach more people!

Is anyone interested in writing on “How To Read Someone Better”

The article will take the form of a list format, followed by a personal narrative at the beginning of the article of a time when you had trouble reading someone and you hoped that there were ways/strategies/systems that you could apply. Really helpful any socially awkward folks like myself.

If you’re interested, feel free to send us an email to writing@psych2go.net with the Article Title as the subject line.

Due date is: June 15th for a draft.

If your article gets picked and published on the website, we will let you know!

Here’s what you get out from this:

1) As usual, potential compensation

2) Reference/resume

3) Chance to be a part of our staff writing team.

If you’re interested, send us an email and we will send you the writing guidelines and help you create an account.

The project: a “field journal,” wherein you submit works, and I select a few pieces from the submissions pool to showcase in a free e-book! I will make no money off of this project, and full credit will be given to artists whose works I choose. Submissions close on April 30, 2017 at 11:59pm EST; projected release is mid-May to early June.

The “field journal” will be separated into chapters:


FOUNDATIONS will discuss childhoods, formative experiences, people who raised you, personal and political histories, the birth of cities. THE EXPLORER will address the spirit of adventure, foreign lands, rediscovering one’s neighborhood, wildernesses, outer space, the sea. THE LOVER will focus on sexuality, self love, healing, separation, reunion.

Think of this as the really laid back and less refined cousin of the literary magazine. Along with poetry and prose, I’m interested in horoscopes, doodles, photographs, confessions, fragments, collages, etc. Anything interesting! I intend to keep this project quite small, so it will only comprise of roughly 7-8 pieces per chapter.

Keep reading

14 days till sign up for authors.

Sign up starts 1st of May, I promise I will make a reminder a week before. Then May 1st the link for signup will go live, and is open till (including) May 15th.

What you need to know before you sign up as an author (the quick breakdown)

*Both original trilogy & Andromeda is welcome

*Crossovers are allowed as long as the main character is from Mass Effect

*You can enter as both author and artist, but cannot do art for your own story

*Minimum 10.000 word limit, but no max limit

*You can co-author a story, but both authors need to sign up separately. (that will make sense when you see the sign up form).

*It’s a anonymous challenge until reveal! This is so everyone gets a fair chance at an artist, and the artists get to chose from good ideas, not names and friends.

*Only requirement is an email, and if you need an Ao3 account I will hunt an invite down for you.

*You can sign up as an beta only. But you can also sign up as beta if you participate either as author or artist, but you do not need to participate to sign up as a beta.

*Most communication between me and you during the MEBB is via email, so please sign up with an account that you actually check, and I will always write MEBB in the subject line. 

*All pairrings, warnings, themes and so forth is welcome, just remember to warn appropriately.

*I work on a need to know at the moment policy, so I won’t send you a wall of text and expect you to remember it, I will send you emails along the way and explain what is going to happen next.(email me if you need the complete picture, and I will of course provide it)


Hi all, dear Potterheads! I made a set of postcards “Harry Potter” with my illustrations and decided to share with you! Includes 13 pieces.

If you are interested - write me  marinamichkina.art@gmail.com      
Enter the subject line “Harry Potter cards” and your address, so I sent you a cute package)
Payment is accepted in the PayPal system
Shipping is free.

Thank you for all)

I hate to do this, but my money is super low in my account rn because of bills and food and I will be accepting $1 drabbles for the next couple of days in order to make sure I can keep my account above the negative.

The drabbles will be up to 500 words and will have to be for NaLu only. I only have motivation to write NaLu at the moment, and I really want to get myself ready for NaLu week in a month. I will be accepting 5 drabbles and be posting when I hit 5.

You are not obligated to do this, but it would for sure help out!

Here is my paypal: paypal.me/unashamedshipper

Please write in the subject line what au you would like, and keep in mind that I do not write smut. If you are just donating, please tell me so so I don’t put you down for a drabble.

Thank you!

Nosebleed Club Field Journal

Hi everyone! I have a project idea for you all: a “field journal,” wherein you submit works, and I select a few pieces from the submissions pool to showcase in a free e-book! I will make no money off of this project, and full credit will be given to artists whose works I choose.

The title for this project is still pending, but right now I have three chapters in mind:


FOUNDATIONS will discuss childhoods, formative experiences, people who raised you, personal and political histories, the birth of cities. THE EXPLORER will address the spirit of adventure, foreign lands, rediscovering one’s neighborhood, wildernesses, outer space, the sea. THE LOVER will focus on sexuality, self love, healing, separation, reunion.

Keep reading

Opportunity to my friends!


Looking for two roles for a sponsored ad that will play during Pride. The first role is looking for visual artists that are comfortable speaking on their experience with homophobia/transphobia and produce a 12'x6’ mural in light of it. This role pays $5K.

Second role is for a few individuals comfortable speaking on their experiences with homophobia/transphobia. This role pays $1K.

Casting: Wednesday, May 24
Shoot dates: Tuesday, May 30 + Wednesday, May 31

Email the following to nafisa@lordeinc.com:
1. name, age, and phone number
2. a recent image of yourself with your face clearly visible
3. ppl applying for the artist role must include artist bio and link to work
4. please write MERCEDES BENZ in the subject line followed by your name (ie. MERCEDES BENZ-nafisa kap)

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 23” — Nafisa.

Source: Riya Jama

Writing Commissions

W R I T I N G    C O M M I S S I O N S

I’ve debated opening writing commissions back and forth for a couple of weeks now and I’ve decided to give it a shot. Please read ALL of this information before contacting me ;) 

My Ao3


General: $1/100 words – This refers to anything rated PG. If you’re looking for a cute au or prompt of your OTP, look no further. These fics have a 5000-word limit.

Self-Insert: $1.50/100 words – Self-insert fics are written in second person (from the ‘you’ perspective) and can be a short romantic fic about just about any character you want to sweep you off your feet. These fics have a 3000-word limit.

Porn/Smut: $1.50/100 words – Porny fics are available for two canon characters only (no self-inserts). Please check the list of things I am not okay with writing, however if you don’t see your kink on that list then feel free to contact me privately. (I promise not to publish asks if you ask me not to.) These fics have a 3000-word limit.


Generally speaking I am mostly writing Fire Emblem right now. However if you have seen me reblog something from another fandom I would probably be willing to write it. Just ask!


Send me and email with “Writing Commission” in the subject line. After reading all of these rules, tell me what you are looking for, and I will follow up with you. I will send you payment information through email. Email me at dorkpatroller@gmail.com

Paypal only. Commissions will be charged in USD.

MINIMUM WORD COUNTS! There is a 500 minimum word count for ALL commissions. It is nearly impossible to write a substantial story in less than that.

Word Limits are in place for a reason. However, they are somewhat negotiable, especially if we’re talking about one of my favorite ships. Just talk to me.

Word Counts will be no less than what you pay for. If I go over the word count you pay for, you will still only be charged for what you requested. Basically, if I get carried away and write 3000 words when you only asked for 1500, you will still only be charged for 1500 words.

Tell Me What You Want. When you contact me have an idea of what you want to happen in your commission. I need a prompt of some sort. Remember, giving me a more open ended prompt so I can utilize my own creativity will make it easier on me to write your commission. Just email me and we can talk about your ideas, figure out a plot together, and probably determine how long it should be.

Give Me Time! The turnaround for writing commissions depends on the word count and type of commission. When you email me we will talk about how long it should take. ASSUME THAT ALL COMMISSIONS CAN TAKE UP TO 2+ WEEKS. (Hey, it may only take 2 days, but it also may take longer.)

Payment is due in two portions. 50% of the payment will be due up front. The other 50% is due upon completion of the draft. NO REFUNDS. The only reason a refund may be issued is if I am unable to complete your commission.

Pinch hits only - artists.

It’s no secret that I receive and send loads of emails during the mebb. And I have to admit that I lost track of the people who said they’d pinch hit only.

If you’re reading this and you wish to help out as a pinch hitter only, Please send me an email and write ‘pinch hit’ in the subject line. Thank you! You guys are so awesome, I have no words.

*community love.

Welcome Home (Daryl Dixon Imagine)

Imagine:  Can you do an imagine where the reader was abused by her father and one day Daryl sees her scars and he comforts her and tells her she’s not alone? – Anon

A.N: I just wanted to say that I don’t take abuse lightly, and if you’re suffering from anything at all, please speak to someone. I am always quite hesitant to write abuse stories, as it’s such a sensitive and real subject. If I ever write anything that crosses any lines, please let me know. Also, I know I wrote this a little ambiguously but I hope you enjoy anon. 

Warnings: Mentions of abuse, scars. 

Word Count: 1488


Long sleeves and shame were my two favourite summer trends, unfortunately living in the south made my life a living hell. When I had survived alone, I felt free enough to wear skimpy vests. Letting my skin breathe felt like heaven. Being alone wasn’t worth the cost of bare skin, so when Glenn and I crossed paths, with his promise of security and food, I accepted. That was in the winter, and hiding my scars from my new family had been easy and painless. Now with spring in the air, my anxiety rose along with the pollen count. I felt people stare, confused but far too polite to question my outfit choice during our quick run into town. My long sleeves agitating my every move. 

Daryl, the one person in the group who hadn’t spoken to me, not properly. Just the occasional nod of assurance or grunt. Those observant eyes of his burned almost hot as the Georgia sun, I felt every lingering look pierce me; questioning me. I avoided him as much as possible. Today however, luck was not on my side. We were ambushed outside of the store, a small group of men jumped out of a parked van. Ready to steal what our hard working asses had gathered, they were easy enough to deal with, but we didn’t come away unscathed. Daryl had taken a hit, a bullet wound to his shoulder. Stubborn as the hunter was, he paced beside his bike, huffing and grumbling. 

“Daryl, we need to get you back home,” Glenn chastised, “you can’t ride your bike while bleeding out, get in the car.” 

“Ain’ leavin’ it behind, only jus’ got it back.” He wasn’t budging. Before Glenn lost his mind, I stepped up.

“I can ride…” The group fell quiet, I wasn’t the type to pipe up. 

“Like hell yer touchin’ it,” Daryl retorted defensive, wincing at the pain.

“Look like you got many options there bud?” I scoffed, stepping up to him. He stared me down, and I made sure to show the sincerity in my eyes. He looked down at his feet, nodding briefly.

“Fine, but I ride at the back.” He applied pressure to his bleeding wound, sweat coating his face. 

“Daryl, that’s not safe, what if you pass-” 

“Won’t pass out, she ain’t riding without me there.” That was final, he wasn’t budging. Everyone boarded their vehicles, including me, the pressure of riding his precious bike weighing me down. 

“Ain’t got all day, you comin’?” He huffed, waiting for me to sit. 

I straddled the bike, revving the engine, a cat like grin creeping up my face. I hadn’t ridden since before the world ended. Tentatively, Daryl wound his good arm around my waist and I felt my body flush; not expecting him to touch me. I shook my head, scolding myself for the inappropriate thoughts that caused a familiar warmth to pool in my lower stomach. 

Casting a quick look behind me, avoiding his intense scrutiny I checked if he was ready. With a small nod, I took off, a little wobbly at first but soon easing into the ride. Enjoying the wind in my hair, I let out a laugh, the first genuine laugh I’d had in what felt like years. I felt Daryl shake his head, but I didn’t have the capacity to care in that moment, I was happy. 

After a while, I noticed Daryl’s grip loosening and noticed he looked peaky, so I pulled over. He was losing far too much blood, I hopped off the bike, facing him, his eyes filled with anger but without the energy to fight he simply allowed me to tend to him. I peeled his vest and shirt away from his drenched body. He groaned in protest but he needed medical attention now before it was too late. 

Luckily, the bullet had passed straight through, I examined the two bullet holes on either side of his shoulder. The blood loss was taking its toll on him though. Without hesitating, I tore his shirt into strips, wrapping them as tight as possible around his wound. Tying a not to hold them in place before stepping back from him, reaching to place his vest back over his bare torso. Until, my eyes scanned the expanse of his back. Before thinking, I reached out and ran my fingers delicately over one of the many littered scars. He flinched, head whipping round to meet my startled gaze. 

“I-I’m so sorry, I just…” 

“Jus’ what?! Gimme ma vest woman!” He snatched it out of my grasp, and I quickly scampered to return to the bike, hastily driving us home. 


Upon returning, Daryl stormed off, I called after him but he paid me no mind. I swallowed thickly. I’d been such a fool, but seeing his scars made me feel somewhat at peace. Glenn approached me, placing a hand on my shoulder. 

“Are you alright? What happened out there?” His concerned eyes watching me carefully. 

“I’m fine, just think I stepped out of line with Daryl is all… Patched him up a little on the drive back, he was losing too much blood… I…” catching myself, I shook my head. “I need to rest, sorry,” and I fled.


Tossing and turning in bed that night, I couldn’t rid myself of the guilt that washed over me in fresh waves. Sleep evaded me. I groaned into my pillow, my mind twisting from the gut wrenching guilt to thoughts of how soft his scars were… and the feel of his arm around me, the feel of him pressed tightly against me on the journey home. I sighed, I had to make it up to him. Make him understand my idiotic actions. 

Throwing my sheets off, scantily clad in my nightshirt and underwear, I padded off down the hall towards his room. Torn between hoping he was awake and hoping he’d be resting, so I could return back to the safety of my room and not do what seemed almost insane.

After staring at this door, I brought my trembling hand up to knock; a ghostly knock, I had barely heard it myself. A moments pause, my breath held painfully in my chest.

“Who’s it?” Gruff, tired and pained. I sighed, now or never.

Hesitantly, I crept in. A stream of light cast across the foot of his bed where he lay atop the sheets, his good arm holding up his head. From what little light there was, I swore he frowned, and I hoped the world would swallow me whole. 

“Whaddya want?” He spat, while I closed the door behind me. Certain that his hunter senses could pick up my anxious state. 

“About today, about… your back, I-”

“Forget it.” He interrupted, expecting pity from me. 

“No. Daryl, I…” Lost for words, I knew that I would probably upset him further. Instead, opting for a more forward approach. I removed my shirt, he made a sound of protest before I turned and revealed my scars.

Silently trembling, I heard a shuffling come from his bed, before footsteps neared me. It felt like hours passed before I felt the ghostly touch of his fingers across my longest, meanest looking scar. Swallowing hard, not even attempting to hide my tremors. He retracted, clearing his throat.

“I just, I didn’t think, I felt so…”

“Stop,” his voice was strained. I turned to face him. His eyes misty behind his matted hair. I stepped into his space, reaching up to cup his cheek; the stubble tickling my palm. He looked cautious but calm as I stepped on my toes to gently press a soft kiss on his lips. A confused groan left him, the sound tingling at our joined lips and I couldn’t help the needy moan that came from me. His good arm pulling me in, pulling me up to him, pulling me home. Carefully, we made our way to his bed, there was something almost innocent and clumsy in his affections; it was endearing. 

He kissed me fervently, running his hand down my stomach, across a multitude of scars, eyes shooting up to meet mine. The vulnerability we shared seemed to heighten the moment. Hesitantly, he dipped his head, placing a chaste kiss on the scar, before moving to the next. No words needed to be said, as we each shared our biggest shame filled secrets to one another. Silently claiming the others pain as strength. 


It had been weeks since that night, Daryl and I becoming almost one, an unspoken understanding shared between us. The group hadn’t questioned our sudden closeness, or how Daryl was more than happy to let me ride his bike. I had thrown out the long sleeved shirts, after he had scoffed at me sacrificing my health just to hide myself. He assured me in his way, that was entirely Daryl’s, that I was beautiful, accepted, strong… his. 

me: (writing fanfic) hey, that’s a pretty good line

me: …where did I steal it from

president-cellphone  asked:

Hey, Maggie! When might we get info about the writing seminars you'll be teaching and also be able to register for them? I'm VERY interested in your Denver one!

Dear president-cellphone,

I have a few asks about this, so here we go, all the information so far:

The four seminars (tentatively in Virginia, Tennessee, Colorado, and Oregon) are currently slated for spring of ‘17, and I’ll be co-teaching them with Court Stevens. They’ll be one-day, all-day intensive seminars on writing, structure, character, and how to build a creative life. The goal is to steal participants’ brains for an eight hour period and then to hand those brains back at the end of it both tired and stuffed full of new tools and a renewed desire to story-make. 

Earlier this year, I did a longer workshop that required an overnight and by necessity had limited space, and Court and I decided to build something that would be more accessible to more people and be less exclusive by design. Right now, we’re looking at the tuition being $200. I have a few folks asking me if there are age requirements: nope. 

If you’re interested in being notified when we open up registration, shoot an email to StiefvaterReaderMail@gmail.com with the subject line WRITING SEMINAR and whichever location you’re interested in attending. We’ll be putting up more detailed information closer to the end of the year.



Asexual Artists: What Is It?

Last night, I wrote a fairly long post about how asexual representation is currently being dominated by non-asexual creators (entitled “Not Our Voices”).  A friend of mine responded by asking me to create a list of asexual artists and, try as I might, I realized that I couldn’t think of very many.  I know there are fellow asexual-identifying artist out there, but we’ve been so suppressed and ignored, that our voices have become almost silent.  Our work, almost completely unknown.

So let’s change that.  Let’s show that we exist and we’re perfectly capable of telling our own stories, creating our own art.

This blog is still evolving, but eventually, I’m hoping to pair it with a WordPress site.  For that to happen, I’m going to need to find a lot of asexual-identifying artists.  So, here’s a couple of things you need to know about this blog and what I hope to accomplish with it:

What is the purpose of “Asexual Artists”?

Simply put, to highlight the work of artists who openly identify as asexual.  If you fall anywhere on the asexual spectrum, I want to hear from you.  All genders, races, socioeconomic classes, and religions are accepted here.  If you create art and you fall on the asexual spectrum, this blog is for you.

What I hope to do is interview a variety of asexual artists about their work.  It doesn’t matter whether your orientation factors into what you create.  This blog is all about visibility and proper representation.  Asexual-identifying people need to see that we’re more than just characters in a book or on a show or what have you.

What Qualifies as Art?

There’s a loaded question.  Art is including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Writing (novels, graphic novels, comics, poetry, etc.)
  • Visual (drawing, painting, sketching, sculpture, etc.)
  • Film (short, feature, screenwriters, etc.)
  • Dance (any and all sorts, including choreography)
  • Music (if you play an instrument, sing, compose, etc.)
  • Fandom-related art (cosplay, fan fiction, etc.)

There are other fields I know I’m leaving out (if you’re an asexual architect, feel free to drop me a line).  Whether you’re mainstream, traditionally published, freelance, indie/self-published, whatever, you’re welcome here.

Once again, I’m only interested in the work of people who fall on the asexual spectrum.  We need to highlight the work of asexual artists to show future generations that being asexual is nothing to be ashamed of.

How do I get involved?

If you’re interested in being interviewed or have an idea, please email me at laurenjankowski27@gmail.com

In the subject line, write “Asexual Artists” and somewhere in the email include what sort of artist you are (including links to your work if you have any).

At the moment, I’m in desperate need of artist recommendations.  Signal boosting would help immensely.  Asexuals have been ignored and silenced for so long that it’s difficult to find us.  Hopefully this blog is the first step in changing that.


This blog is currently being constructed and put together, so please check back often for updates.  It may take a bit to get off the ground, but I feel it’s important enough to dedicate myself to it.

I’ve been speaking with Hannah Neurotica, one of the founders of Women in Horror Month, and hopefully I’ll be able to find some asexual women in horror.

We’re hiring paid web interns!

The Week magazine is seeking driven, enthusiastic web editorial interns to work out of our Manhattan office for 2-3 days a week for the summer (end of May through August). The ideal candidate is a bright undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in journalism who possesses solid research and writing skills and a knack for all things web.

Interns will gain hands-on experience in a digital newsroom by assisting The Week’s team of editors in researching, pitching, writing, and promoting stories. Other responsibilities include selecting photos and arting articles, building articles in the CMS, and other aspects of basic web production.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability, and two writing samples to Rollins@theweek.com with the subject line “WEB EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP.”

The internship pays 8.75/hour, minimum wage in New York.

Good luck!

Calling All Young Talented POC

Even if you aren’t interested, your followers might be so please signal boost!

Okay, so you’ve probably seen this post where I asked for young POC with artistic talents for a magazine. Now that so many people have contacted me, me and cynthiabgentry are ready to receive your submissions! If you want to be part of our team or contribute to the magazine, which is called Jaded Magazine, please keep reading.

All submissions MUST go to jadedsubmission@gmail.com! Please only send your email ONCE. You can only submit for at most two different sections, and you must include in the subject line of your email that you’re applying for two (i.e. Art - Illustration and Writing - Poetry). Please note that you’re submitting for our consideration, this does not mean you will be automatically featured in the magazine.

Every submission should:

  • Tell us a little about yourself (name, pronouns, race/identity, where you live, etc.)
  • Tell us why you want to work with Jaded Mag!

art (illustration/animation/drawing/painting)

  • When sending your email, in the subject line, write Art - [whichever kind of art you do]. For example, the subject line could be Art - Painting if you’re a painter!
  • Please include working links to your art or attach clear images of your art.
  • Please tell us your experience with art, how long you’ve been doing it, etc.

writing (articles/poetry/stories/prose)

  • When sending your email, in the subject line, write Writing - [whichever kind of writing you do]. For example, the subject line should be Writing - Articles if you’re a journalist!
  • Please include working links to your writing or attach documents of your writing.
  • Please tell us your experience with writing, how long you’ve been doing it, etc.


  • When sending your email, in the subject line, please indicate which one you do. If you’re a photographer the subject line can be Photography, and if you submit audio, it should be Music.
  • Please include working links to your photos/videos/music or attach your photos/videos/music.
  • Please tell us your experience with photography/videography/music, how long you’ve been doing it, etc.

No inappropriate or rated-R content! You can DM us on twitter (@ajahnidhana and @cynthiabgentry) or message us on Tumblr (khiye & cynthiabgentry) if you have any questions!

I want to take a quick pause from the Syrian American series to announce that we will once again be doing HONY for the Holidays this year. (And by we, I mean Erin, who does 100% of the organizing.) There are many people in New York City who, due to circumstances beyond their control, will have nowhere to celebrate Christmas. I know because I was one of those people when I first moved to New York. I just didn’t have the money to go home. It’s not a good feeling to be alone on Christmas. One of the worst feelings, actually.

BUT DO NOT FEAR. There are plenty of families who have room in their heart, and an extra spot at the table, for one more. And we’ll help you find them. Over the past four years, HONY for the Holidays (100% Erin) has matched hundreds of people. And much joy was had by all. So please, don’t let shyness keep you from having a place to go on the holidays. Get in touch.

And please, please, please, if you think you may be able to host one more in your home, consider volunteering as a host. Extensive effort goes into learning about each guest, and matching them with hosts. Nobody’s contact info will be shared before both sides agree to a match, and everyone will be well acquainted before the big day. So please consider giving the gift of companionship this Christmas.

Please email: honyfortheholidays@gmail.com
Unfortunately we are only have the capability to match people in New York City.

HOSTS: If you have a place at the table, write HOST in the subject line. Please include how many people you can accommodate, your NYC neighborhood, and a little bit about the gathering you will hosting.

GUESTS: If you’d like a place at a table, write GUEST in the subject line. Please include your approximate location and a little bit about yourself!

Thanks, everyone. Happy Holidays!