*forgets to talk to friends for 4 weeks*
The ultimate dad joke compilation
OTW’s 7 Wonders membership drive to raise $70,000 by Oct 27 starts now. We need everyone’s help so find out more.
IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN
Welcome back to the OTW’s yearly membership drive, the time of year when we all take a moment to look back at our collective fannish history and do our best to support the organization that has given us Archive of Our Own, Transformative Works and Cultures, Fanlore, and so much more.
It’s also a time to remember that it will cost the OTW will spend $75,000 in 2014 just to replace old servers and expand capacity. All of the OTW’s other projects aside, Archive of Our Own by itself will cost over $155,000 to maintain this year. AO3 is an incredible fandom resource, and as the site has expanded and grown it’s become easy to become accustomed to it being there for us. But any site that has 4,800 page views every minute isn’t going to be cheap to maintain, and right now it’s our turn to give back. (Please check out the OTW’s 2013 annual report, the OTW’s Hardware and Hosting costs, and AO3’s 2013 site stats for more information.)
Other than tumblr, I literally can’t think of a site that I use more frequently and consistently than AO3 — and it’s given to use entirely for free and with no gross advertising.
Even if it’s only $10, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS TODAY!
It’s important to make friendships that are deeper than gossiping and drinking and smoking and going out.
Make friends who you can go get breakfast with, make friends you can cry with, make friends who support your life goals and believe in you.
When I was younger, my mother tried to get me an agent because I was always singing and dancing, but whenever she took me to an audition, I would just shut down. By high school, I was telling everyone, “Oh, I’m going to be a doctor when I grow up,” because my dad was always saying to me, “Pick a career path where you’re always going to be necessary.” But by junior year, I was president of choir, I was the lead in the school play, and I just loved being onstage performing. I literally had a breakdown because I’m not big on denying myself the things that I want, and I knew I was going to do it anyway. So it was coming to terms with the fact that my life was never going to be stable. I’d never know where the next job was coming.
there’s literally no point in teaching girls to be body positive if you only use men’s opinions for validation like “boys like girls with curves” nah get that the fuck out of here
Pumpkin carving game strong
sometimes i think that i am not so stereotypical of an american
and then i remember that i consider the coke freestyle machine one of the greatest modern inventions
i mean look at this thing
over 100 choices, computerized mixing, one spout, touch screen, ice dispenser
have u ever seen anything so wondrous and beautiful??