I don’t know if you buy things on cyber monday, or if you know what it is. But while people are buying things in hordes from Amazon, I thought it would be a good time to do some signal-boosting for my friend David.
He’s in Haiti right now, doing good work, part of which is coordinating the Next Generation of Healthy Women Responsible Sexuality and Soccer Program. It’s for girls ages 13-18, and it works like this:
First, you must attend a 5 day sex education training program given by my friend Marc-Antoine, a nurse educator. Then you must pass the exam. Secondly, you must attend the Girls Health Day, at which you get entered into our medical system. We check the girls’ blood pressures, BMIs (for malnutrition), and take blood samples (for anemia and iron deficiency). Instead of women entering the medical system when they become pregnant, we can better track the girls’ health from an earlier age. Why do they go through all of this hullabaloo? Because then we give them uniforms and cleats and soccer balls and help them set up a seriously awesome soccer league throughout all of the Grand Anse!
As David explains in this follow-up post, league only plays during July and August right now, but the girls would like to be able to play soccer year-round. The program is in need of some supplies to make this possible. You can help the Haitian Health Foundation’s Next Generation of Healthy Women Responsible Sexuality and Soccer Program by purchasing something off of David’s Amazon wishlist.
If you have between $10 and $50 to spare, please click on over! If you don’t, please reblog and share this wishlist!
Thanks and thanks! ALL THE THANKS
I don’t! I was wondering if she had another tumblr. Thanks!
Thanks for saying something. I make it a point to not use words that speak to one’s intelligence or mental condition (“stupid”, “crazy”, “sick”, “lunatic”), but looking back, my most popular comic ever used “idiotic” and more recently I used “dumb”. I’ll try to pay more attention.
Reading this paragraph below one of my favorite webcomics when it was first written a few years ago was so… important.
never in a million years
they’d hate me.
Yeah, she would be.
Yes probably actually!
They would hate me. And probably slap my across the face and be like “What the fuck do you think you’re doing. You’re fucking up our future.”
I think they’d be surprised more then proud. I can’t even remember my eight year-old self…
because I haven’t changed at all
Prob not HATE but she would be very confused maybe
i think she’d be confused, then realise its just the same things but more grown up~.
Nope. My eight-year-old self was way more on top of her shit than I am.
8yroldRJ: So, do you have a dog??
RJ: No, sorry. I don’t make a lot of money.
8yroldRJ: OH WHAT IS OUR JOB, WHAT IS IT?
RJ: Well, I work in a library. And I’m a… model, for artists. And I make comics. But none of that makes a lot of money.
8yroldRJ: …but, but that’s amazing! We make comics??????
RJ: Yeah, we put them on the internet. And people really read them! We have fans. Oh, and the internet gets way cooler. Like, way way cooler, you can’t even imagine.
8yroldRJ: OMGI’MAFAMOUSCOMICSARTIST/MODEL/LIBRARIAN SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE
I love Barry Deutsch’s stuff! Thanks for sharing.
For real? Like, four whole days of people trying to find humor in the hostile resistance they meet when they… well, do a whole damn lot of things, from debating, to getting medical care, or just trying to tell a friend or a family member that they hurt their feelings, or just trying to not cave in to the pressure to be constantly apologizing for the fact that they exist… four days of someone, somewhere, making an internet meme was too tiresome for you?
I could watch a movie and drink and read erotica and write a book and awkwardly do social network stuff and draw comics ALL AT THE SAME TIME, IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
I went and was confused and distressed also. Then Sady Doyle posted about it. It’s sort of fuzzy exactly how legitimate the banning was. Reproducing the image so much might have been a no, but like I said, it’s not really a fair targeting considering the clusterfuck of copyright violation that are internet memes. I’m disheartened to think that PDD might’ve been targeted because they DID do everything right - paid for the image, posted the source and a disclaimer - which meant, unlike memes that steal from people’s facebook albums, they could be tracked real easy, and the photo’s original owners are damn knowledgeable about taking folks down for copyright infringement.
Anyway. It is shitty! I hope PDD, like a phoenix, is magnificently reborn from the ashes and takes new, totes legal flight.
1. Turn on your preferred version of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”. I first noticed this phenomenon in the Hanson version, but it seems to work in others, too.
2. Listen for the line, “later we’ll have some pumpkin pie”.
3. From now on, you will instead hear, “later we’ll have some fucking pie”.
4. YOU’RE WELCOME.
If I made buttons, would you buy them?
If I went to ConBust, would you come to my table/booth/what?
Love me, internet?
Thank you! I feel pretty cool that I have such cool readers.
How I felt about Nanowrimo two months ago:
How I felt about Nanowrimo two weeks ago:
How I feel about Nanowrimo right now
anyway, good luck!