Great news everyone! My cartoon pitch got picked up by Nickelodeon! I’ve finally achieved my life dream. Thanks to everyone who believed in me!
April fools. I’ve accomplished nothing with my life.
My boyfriend is talented enough for this to one day be real though.
On Sunday I saw cherry blossoms for the first time. Overwhelmed by their beauty - and the realization that I am truly living my longtime dream of teaching in Japan - I was moved to tears. I’ve never been so happy, y’all.
Oh My God, Brooke. I hate you. JUST KIDDING I LOVE YOU AND THIS IS SO FANTASTIC. Like, this is just a picture, but I don’t even believe it.
I can’t even imagine being surrounded by such beauty!!!!
It’s incredible. And this was on a cloudy day!
Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
I absolutely adore everything that has spawned from Tolkien’s creations - especially The Lord of the Rings books and movies. However, this has always really bothered me about the films. Efforts were made to introduce strong female characters into the film adaptations rectifying the gender imbalance a bit, but there are no people of color. This is a huge injustice.
However, I did notice that in the new Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug, there are people of color among the throng that gathers in Lake Town. This is a step up, though they were only represented in the background.
Louisiana is being slowly devoured by water. Hardly anyone disputes that. But beyond a shared sense of creeping panic, there’s little common ground in the state.
As over 2,000 miles of coast have been eaten away over the last 80 or so years, the state and federal government, oil and gas companies, activists and residents battled and bickered over funding the future of the state’s coast. So far, little has been accomplished.
John Barry, an author cum activist, hopes to change that.
Last July, Barry — then a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority–East (SLFPA-e), a small Louisiana agency that oversees flood protection systems around New Orleans — helped lead the authority in filing suit against nearly 100 oil and gas companies. He and his cohort alleged that the companies, which ranged from state-based pipeline service providers to subsidiaries of multinational corporations like ExxonMobil, were responsible for decades of degradation to Louisiana’s coast. They said through exploration, canal dredging and drilling, the companies destroyed much of the state’s coast. And they claimed that as the governmental body tasked with overseeing flood protection for the New Orleans area, they had a responsibility to restore that coast in order to better prevent Louisiana’s low-lying areas from being inundated during storms.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.