The Can Town Project

cantownstlouis:

CAN TOWN ST. LOUIS’ PROMSTUCK 2013

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Although the details are still being worked out, Can Town St. Louis’ Promstuck 2013 event will be held on June 1st, 2013 at the Collinsville VFW hall, and will likely run from 5:00 PM to midnight.

There will be a catered dinner, a DJ, games, and plenty of Homestuck themed decorations—and, of course, a canned food drive for the Collinsville Area Food Pantry (CAMA’s Helping Hands Ministry).

Tickets are $31.20 per person: $25 to cover the cost of the hall rental, $5 towards food, and $1.20 to cover PayPal’s fees.

We are in need of adult (preferably parent) chaperones for this event. Please contact us if your parents are willing to volunteer. Thanks!

COSPLAY IS ALLOWED (and encouraged!) and you DO NOT have to be a Homestuck to participate!

In fact…

goblinparty:

My mom said if this post gets 500,000 notes nothing will happen.

But if this petition gets 500,000 signatures we can get federal laws preventing rapists from suing for custody/visitation of their victim’s children.

You guys accomplished Operation Fluffy Chicken
How about putting in an effort to Operation We’re Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

allnaturalredhead:

Tumblr. I know you’re good at this. Signal boost please!!!!!!

My friend’s brother is missing and I really need your help. Anyone in the northern Ohio area, please, keep this going. We need to find him.

ALERT ALERT ALERT…………anyone in the Wakeman & surrounding areas…… Missing (David Scott) 13yr old male Blonde hair/Blue eyes. Last seen today (1/2/2013) around 5pm. Was wearing jeans, camo coat, gloves, a hat & tan colored work boots. If seen or if you know where he may be please call Wakeman PD at 419 577 0646 and ask for Officer Nelson. You can also call Huron Co Sheriff at 419 663 2828.

8bitfuture:

KickStarter campaign hopes to fund an anti-cancer virus.
The campaign is hoping to raise US$1,000,000 to fund the development of potential treatment for neuroendocrine tumours, or NET - the same cancer that killed Steve Jobs.

The potential therapy, a cancer-busting virus, is currently sitting in a freezer in Sweden – but it can’t be tested for lack of just £2million.
Without the money, the research will cease and the virus will be thrown away, placing in jeopardy a therapy that could significantly extend the lives of thousands of NET cancer sufferers.
Big business won’t stump up the £2million needed to fund the first stage of clinical trials, because there is no money to be made. The Swedish research team, led by Prof Magnus Essand from Uppsala University, were so keen to collaborate and share the findings they published the research.
But now it is out in the public domain it can’t be protected by the patent that would have enabled business backers to make a profit.
We want to raise enough money to enable Prof Essand and his team to conduct clinical trials on their groundbreaking cancer eating virus. £1 million will enable him to do it - £2 million will enable him to do it really well.

Check out the campaign here.

8bitfuture:

KickStarter campaign hopes to fund an anti-cancer virus.

The campaign is hoping to raise US$1,000,000 to fund the development of potential treatment for neuroendocrine tumours, or NET - the same cancer that killed Steve Jobs.

The potential therapy, a cancer-busting virus, is currently sitting in a freezer in Sweden – but it can’t be tested for lack of just £2million.

Without the money, the research will cease and the virus will be thrown away, placing in jeopardy a therapy that could significantly extend the lives of thousands of NET cancer sufferers.

Big business won’t stump up the £2million needed to fund the first stage of clinical trials, because there is no money to be made. The Swedish research team, led by Prof Magnus Essand from Uppsala University, were so keen to collaborate and share the findings they published the research.

But now it is out in the public domain it can’t be protected by the patent that would have enabled business backers to make a profit.

We want to raise enough money to enable Prof Essand and his team to conduct clinical trials on their groundbreaking cancer eating virus. £1 million will enable him to do it - £2 million will enable him to do it really well.

Check out the campaign here.

(TW: Sexual Assault) PLEASE HELP!

runningtome:

I wouldn’t normally do something like this, but recent events have left me no choice. 

I’m 18 and I need to leave my home immediately. 

I’m asking that anyone who can, PLEASE HELP. 

Here’s the story.

A month ago, my mom’s live-in boyfriend sexually assaulted me. I don’t want to get into details about what happened because I’m still processing it myself.
When I told my mother, she called me a liar. We got into a fight that turn physical and I left to stay with a friend for a few days. After which she let me come home.
She told me she believed me, but made sure to let me know that it wasn’t entirely his fault. Apparently he admitted, but said that I had been tempting him for a long time and since he was drunk he finally gave in.
I was disgusted.
But I thought I could get past it, because she had made him move out and even though she was blaming me, I had no where else to go.

Yesterday he moved back in.

We all sat down and he apologized and said that he knows he has a drinking problem and he’s working on it. 
I don’t believe him.
And now I know I can no longer live here. 

None of my friends parents want to get in the middle of it and neither does my extended family. So I have no where to go. 

I found a studio apartment that I can move into, but I don’t have enough for the rent and the security deposit right now and on top of that I need to get my car fixed in order not have to rely on my mom for transportation to and from school and work. (I go to community college and work at a restaurant.)

Right now I need a total of $800 to take care of everything. 

PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. 

Help me if you can. 

I made a new Tumblr, email, and PayPal for this, because my mom has access to my Tumblr and I don’t want her knowing I’m reaching out to what she would call “strangers” for donations. 

But the people from Tumblr are just as much my family as anyone else. 

I’ve been running my blog for 2 years and have gotten really close to many of you. 

Please help. 

I can’t stay here. I don’t feel safe. I don’t feel wanted. I’m afraid to sleep, because that lunatic might come into my room. 

PLEASE. 

If you can.

My PayPal Email is clarklydia9@gmail.com 

snowchildhero:

Hey guys, I have a HUGE favor to ask. There is a video contest going on where if these cats, Vuvu and Zela, win, my animal shelter will get $5000.

I have been volunteering at the Clifton Animal Shelter for four years. I walk dogs, clean out cat and dog pens, do laundry drop off and pick up, and my apartment has been a foster home for dozens of animals through the years. It has been one of the GREATEST things I have ever done, and several animal members of my family come from that shelter. I have met some AMAZING people there, all of whom care deeply for animals, and who go the extra mile to see that EVERY pet gets a fair chance, even when other city shelters would not bother

Just to give an example, this guy has been in my apartment with his brother for two and a half weeks. He was hissing and cowering and did not like people at all. But my shelter wanted to give him a chance, so they gave him to me to try and rehabilitate him. Progress is slow but he is starting to come around, and we are planning on putting him up for adoption as soon as he is ready!

This shelter is so important to me, and has helped so many animals (and people too!!) If you could take some time to vote and pass this on I would be SO grateful! Votes can be cast once a day! I don’t normally beg for reblogs or promote posts, but this is one time where I will. Please vote! And check the shelter website if you are in the NJ/NY area and are interested in adopting! Thank you SO, SO much!!!!