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// Click here to support Desperately in need of Home by Fawn LeMaire

spittleguts:

dippitydoe:

I lowered the asking price quite a bit because I feel that maybe its a bit much to ask for in this situation. If we can at least raise three thousand we can be out of here by the end of this year.

I added some rewards, maybe it’s mediocre but I’m really really trying. I’m at the end of my rope here, please help me.

If you are interested in may-chance living with us, we will be shelling out round trip tickets for visitors to check out the home once we get it. You can come visit and we can see how it all works out. We are all furries and I’m always half or always naked— I can cook dinners though, but I will be home all the days so it would be lovely to have a potential buddy that doesn’t mind me watching cartoons and toddler tv while i clean and work about the home. Also we will have dogs and a potential for cats in addition to my pet rats.

I consent to signal boosting from anyone, also anyone can ask me questions of any sort. Thank you so much for those who have helped so far it makes my heart want to dance.

here’s an update on what’s going on with everything in my life, please help me so i can start doing what i love again for all of you. please please.

// Please Take A Minute to Read This »

dippitydoe:

I find it a little odd that nobody really is stepping forward to warn others about the Ebola outbreak happening right now, considering it has a 50%-90% death rate. I know its a scary topic but people are dying all over Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and also Nigeria now. 

Here is the official CDC site which should be used to keep updated with where the virus is heading, symptoms of the virus, news on any relief or worsening of the disease and how to keep yourself safe. This virus is dangerous and deadly. Please PLEASE spread the word to keep everyone safe; Ebola is serious business— it is a virus that causes a severe, deadly hemorrhagic fever in humans and it is very easy to spread disease with the snap of a finger. I know it’s scary but this is something that could potentially destroy a lot of people, families and even countries if awareness is not spread.

Symptoms of Ebola HF typically include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Lack of appetite

Some patients may experience:

  • A Rash
  • Red Eyes
  • Hiccups
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Bleeding inside and outside of the body

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola virus though 8-10 days is most common.

Some who become sick with Ebola HF are able to recover, while others do not. The reasons behind this are not yet fully understood. However, it is known that patients who die usually have not developed a significant immune response to the virus at the time of death. [ source ]

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The best way to prevent this disease from spreading is to keep updated on everything that is going on. CDC is your best bet for this. This is the deadliest and largest outbreak of Ebola to date.

Wash your hands frequently.

Avoid traveling to anywhere near places reported to have ANYONE with the virus. Even one person! I reiterate: wash your hands as frequently as possible, if you are in an area where the virus has spread, stock up on canned goods and long term survivable goods to avoid grocery trips when needed. If you cannot do this make sure to execute extreme caution when you can afford to get to the stores. I re-iterate, wash your hands. If you see someone that you even have an inkling MIGHT have the disease, let them know to get to a hospital and get checked out and inform them how serious this is and avoid all contact.

Please keep yourselves updated and if you choose to use google images to look at the virus there are triggering images of the following things:

  • Death
  • Blood
  • Facial Gore
  • Dead Domesticated Animals { i.e Dogs }
  • Very gory and unrelated images

Please keep yourself safe, wash your hands and keep updated with the news but most importantly— keep updated with the CDC. If you are a person of faith, please pray for the places dealing with the virus as of right now. Please send your thoughts out to those dealing with this virus and please keep updated and well informed. The better informed people are, the safer we will all be!

Again this is scary! I know because I am scared— I’m terrified for the people that I cannot help and where the virus could be heading! I hope that it can be contained with all my might! I am not trying to spread fear like the news is going to be, I am here to spread awareness as quickly as possible to keep all this from spreading any further than it already has. It’s scary, it’s triggering to some people, it is a fear to others— and if you know individuals who cannot read this due to the fears and triggers, please explain to them in a way that is healthy for them to understand without causing them too much anxiety and stress. I am not writing all of this out to cause distress or panic or fear. This is just a VERY serious virus with very deadly outcomes and we must protect ourselves with learning how to combat the disease with knowledge of symptoms and keeping ourselves away from potential exposure.

Thank you so much for reading this. Thank you so much for your time. I love you all so much, my heart goes out to those currently suffering. I may not be able to take the next flight out to find a way to help but I can spread the word.

I love you so much. Every single one of you.

// Yo, Pataki!

actionhankbeard:

Yo Pataki is a re imagining of the Hey Arnold characters as young adults. The series (hypothetically) would center around a 26 year old Helga Pataki who is now a bartender works at the family owned business, Big Bob’s Cafe.

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Helga

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When Big Bob’s Beepers goes out of business, Miriam is forced to attend AA meetings for her alcohol problem. 26 year old Helga Pataki is forced to drop out of school to help support her family. She now works as a bartender at the new family business, Big Bob’s Cafe.

Sid

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Sid formed electronic band, Wheezin’ Ed with childhood classmates Phoebe and Stinky. Due to his irrational paranoia of becoming famous and being harassed by paparazzi, he wears an antique diving helmet at gigs to conceal his identity.

Phoebe

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Helga’s best friend Phoebe Heyerdahl earns her Ph.D in neuroscience at the age of 17. In her free time she provides the vocals in Sid’s band, Wheezin’ Ed as a way to unwind. She is in an on again / off again relationship with Gerald.

Stinky

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Stinky Peterson’s smooth southern drawl earned him a job as a late night radio host. He also plays bass in Sid’s band, which has made him popular among the ladies.

Sheena

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After witnessing Helga mercilessly attack Brainy throughout their childhood, Sheena is inspired to become an advocate for domestic violence victims. She is married to childhood sweetheart, Eugene Horowitz. Ironically, there is a belief among her friends that she physically abuses Eugene due to her large size and Eugene’s own clumsiness.

Brainy

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Brainy works as a one hour photo technician. He has apparently outgrown his obsession with Helga and now spends much of his time hanging around P.S. 118 where he snaps pictures of children, particularly little girls with blond hair.

Rhonda

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Rhonda Wellington Lloyd inherited her family’s fortune and is now a successful fashion designer. She is narrow minded and highly competitive, referring to herself as the queen of fashion. Former best friend, Nadine claims Rhonda developed a severe cocaine problem to cope with her loneliness.

Harold

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Mr. Green leaves his meat market in the care of Harold Berman after he runs for city councilman. Harold converts Green Meats into a kosher meat marker out of respect for his Jewish faith. He is in a relationship with Big Patty.

Nadine

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After earning her degree in entomology Nadine begins teaching 4th grade science at P.S. 118. She’s also a self proclaimed bug whisperer, which makes people uncomfortable. Former best friend Rhonda claims Nadine can’t keep a boyfriend because they’re weirded out by her unusual fascination with tarantulas.

Eugene

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Despite a lifetime of unusual bad luck, Eugene Horowitz followed his dream of becoming a famous Broadway actor. He manages to incorporate his clumsy behavior into his act which turns out to be so well received it lands him the leading role in a television series based on the play, Eugene Eugene.

Big Patty

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Former city arm wrestling champion Patricia Smith turned weightlifter became an internet phenomenon after videos of her in the gym surfaced on social media. She’s referred to as “Big Patty” in memes which according to Harold, makes her feel socially awkward.

Gerald

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Gerald Johanessen currently attends Hillwood School of Art & Design and is working towards a degree in film and television. He creates short films based on the urban legends from his childhood with his good friend, Fuzzy Slippers. After making plans to leave for LA after graduating, Phoebe decides its best to end their relationship for good in order for him to pursue his dream.

Lila

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While working as a waiter, Lila decides to pursue a career in stage acting. She makes her Broadway Musical debut alongside Eugene. He lovable personality and on stage chemistry with Eugene lead to the two starring in their on successful tv sitcom.

Arnold

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After graduating from college Arnold moved away to reunite with his parents in San Lorenzo, where he remained for 5 years. He returns home when he receives news that Grandpa Phil passed away. With no other other tenants living in the boarding house other than Grandma Gertrude, he decides he is more needed in Hillwood. Arnold works closely with children as a child psychologist. And, according to Gerald, Helga is noticeably more affectionate to Arnold now.

And…

Stoop Kid

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After gaining the courage to step down from his stoop, Stoop Kid stumbles upon a winning 10 million dollar lottery ticket. With his new found fortune, he decides to travel the world with his lawn chair in search of grand stoops to take selfies on which he refers to as #StoopSelfies. He catalogs his journeys on his blog, The Stoop Connoisseur.

dippitydoe:

OUR GOFUNDME IS UP AND RUNNING!

Featured Above: Anne being smooched by Daisy.

On the GoFundMe page you will find the following.

  • A Cute Picture of Daisy
  • Introduction
  • Breakdown of Funds
  • Final

Salutations! My name is Sara, though I do prefer to go by Fawn. I am twenty two years old and living at home with my fiance of six and a half years- and our best friend Anne who I have known since the second grade.


Last year I successfully acted on trying to kill myself twice; once in December of 2012 and again in January 2013 when I was caught and hospitalized. I was treated and sent away to a facility for a while and have been in active therapy since then. 

I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder and comorbid Aspergers. Over the course of the last year I have struggled to understand and cope with the diagnosis that I will have for the rest of my life in addition to the diagnosis that I can work to cure with good coping mechanisms. Work has been out of the question since my suicide attempt- in which they fired me during my hospitalization despite calling the front store manager and letting her know— (thats a whole different can of worms) and with the idea of moving out of state bouncing around (along with not understanding how to work on it on my own) I have not touched SSI applications. I plan to start working on fursuiting which can bring in a pretty penny and allows me to do a lot with my budding creativity; but I need my own space to be able to do this. Making a mess of foam and faux fur bits in my parent’s house is not nice- and nowhere around here sells extra upholstery foams easily; we are in Cape May County currently.

The Goal is to move to Philadelphia. We are going to look at the possible rental home this Thursday to see how the pictures compare to the actual place. Living in the city is not only easier for me to start a business and have access to upholstery foam up the wazoo— but is also a very trans friendly location which will do wonders for my fiance, who has been struggling with where to start with transitioning and finding those close by who can understand and help him with his body dysphoria. Down here all he has is a generic therapist, but nobody who can get the ball rolling on the things he needs to be truly happy with himself. Ray is my world and above all else I will claw all three of us to PA for him because he deserves the changes and positivity that can keep him stable and as comfortable as he can possibly be.

The place we are looking at has three rooms. We have a friend interested in maybe moving in with us from Washington, but she will not be able to come over right away— and wants to visit first rather than settle in, just to see how we all do personally- while adapting to city life.

My friend since second grade, Anne suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Anxiety Disorder. She is able to work a job, but this area is very difficult for her to comprehend which causes a stagnant depression that worries both me and Ray to the bone. When we recently visited PA, we saw a side of her that seemed so free and active— she had things to do and focus on and a confidence the likes of which I had not seen in a very long time.

The faster we can get to Philly, the better it will be for all of us- including my parents who desperately need to downside their home- which is impossible with all of us crammed in there, eating everything like locusts.

Ray already has a job locked in for the move, transferring up to the nearby marshalls, Anne is looking— and the least I can do is set up this gofundme to help as best as I can! Please, I implore of you to help us raise $5550.00 for the move in and first, last and security deposits.

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

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They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

seriousjones:

when someone at my 4th of july barbeque tries to stop me from fitting another firecracker into my ass

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tarynsullivan:

Jim Henson, on the set of The Dark Crystal

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