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His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York Times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an ‘icon of peaceful resistance.” News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist—all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
BOOM! And we knew this was coming. It’s everywhere. Media outlets. Individual conversations with Whites. Even some people of colour have bought into the lies because we are not taught the truth in schools because the media, U.S. Gov and education industrial complex work together to sanitize, erase, be ahistorical and manipulate through revisionism. NO!
"wow! who taught you to do your makeup like that?"
"wow! who taught you how to make that?"
"wow! who taught you-"
why do you know so much about sex
why are you so calm about porn
EWW HOW THE FUCK DO YOU KNOW ALL THIS WEIRD SHIT OH MY GOD
Hello. My name is Tessa. I write in the Sherlock fandom as tepidspongebath, and I live in the Philippines. Last Friday, the country was hit by Typhoon Haiyan (locally Yolanda), which was the strongest storm to make landfall in world history.
I’m all right. My part of the country was lucky. But the situation elsewhere is straight out of an apocalyptic nightmare. It’s even worse than what we’re seeing in the news: 90% of Tacloban was leveled by the storm surge, and that’s just one city. Other areas of Leyte, Samar, Capiz, and Mindoro were also devastated, and the typhoon also wreaked havoc in Bohol and Cebu, which were just hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake (and they’re still experiencing tremors). It’s estimated that 10,000 people were killed, and so many more have been affected in the worst ways possible. Aid is trickling in, but it’s going slow, and the destruction caused by Haiyan is such that the Philippines is going to need more than a quick fix.
I want to help so much, and, frankly, reblogging every plea for aid that comes across my dash just isn’t enough. I have such strong feelings about this, more on those here.
I can’t give as much as I’d like, and I can’t do much, but I can write fic. And hopefully, if you’ll help, those fics can mean something. It’s a small effort, I know, and paltry as these offers go, but the point of this post is: Sherlockians, my wonderful, mad, brilliant-amazing-fantastic Sherlockians, if you will donate to the relief efforts for the Philippines, I will write fic for you.
WHERE TO DONATE:
Please make your donations directly to the organizations involved in the relief efforts. For transparency’s sake. I’m not about to ask you guys to send money to me because that would make me uncomfortable and suspicious.
You can send donations to the following via text:
- Philippine Red Cross (PH) - send ‘RED<space>[AMOUNT]’ to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
- World Food Programme - send ‘AID’ to 27722 (USA, donates $10) or 70303 (UK, donates £3); or send ‘RELIEF’ to 45678 (Canada, donates $5)
This is far from a comprehensive list: you can find many more ways to help here, here, and here. Donate to the organization you are most comfortable with, and I encourage you to find out more about where your money is going (it’s always good to know).
WHAT I’LL WRITE:
You can find my fiction on AO3 and on fanfiction.net. I’m going to be doing Sherlock fics, because that’s what I know, but within the fandom, I will write anything. Any pairing, any rating, and bring on the AUs. The only thing I’m going to ask is that you shy away from crossovers because those will take longer.
On my own, I usually write Johnlock with humorous overtones, so go for that if you want me to have an easy time of it (or you could tap me for a chapter of my WiPs if there are any that you’d like to see continued quickly), but again, I will write anything.
(I will also write original fiction, come to think of it.)
$1 - $10 - drabble to 2,000 words
$11 - $15 - 2,001 to 3,000
$16 - $20 - 4,000 to 5,000
$21 - $30 - 6,000 to 7,000
$31 - $40 - 8,000 to 9,000
$50 and up - 10,000+
Prices are in US dollars (current exchange rate with the Philippine Peso is at Php 43.58). This price guideline is going to be extremely flexible, and I am very open to negotiation.
HOW THIS WORKS:
1) Send me your prompt, your desired wordcount, and proof of your donation (for instance, a screencap or picture of the acknowledgement message/screen). Feel free to make your prompts as detailed or as vague as you like. You can reach me through my ask box and submissions, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) I’ll start work on your fic. Short fics will, of course, be faster to finish. I will do my best to get at least the first chapter of your fic out a week after receiving your prompt. (I’m sorry if this is slow. I do have work.)
3) Your fic will be posted on AO3. A link to said fic will also be posted on my tumblr, tagged with your username and “#ficsforthephilippines”. I am also open to posting the fiction elsewhere if you prefer it.
IF YOU WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T DONATE:
Spread the word, please! Or maybe you’d be interested in contributing through fanworks of your own? More fic? Fanart? Beta-ing and britpicking? Talk to me! It would be great if more of us were involved. (I probably should have thought of that first, and this is such a mad, impulsive idea, but Filipino Sherlockians! Sherlockians from all over the world! Can we do this?)
PLEASE NOTE: The only reason this is concentrated on Sherlock is because that’s what I know. If you would like to do this for other fandoms, that would be brilliant.
Do you also want to create ALL THE ARMOR? I’ve released a book!
5$ and I’ll teach you everything you need to know! :)
The Dalek Invasion Of Earth (1964)
favourites → corsets
"Would you girls like to try one?"
family guy is like that horrible dog that barks at everything really loudly and offensively but one time bit the really big football douchebag and made him cry
Reblog if you are in the Almost Human fandom.
Grass Desk Prank [ohyouperv]
everyone need to know that there is a whole movie of Julie Andrews cross dressing, singing show tunes whilst wearing awesome dresses and there is one scene where she is in the bath
More reasons why I want to be Julie Andrews
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the skull scarf, Alexander McQueen presents an exclusive collaboration with Damien Hirst.
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