No, I am not going to dump a bucket of ice water on my head so you all can get a laugh. Do not try and tell me it is to “raise awareness”. It was raising awareness a month ago. Now it is a social media frenzy. Sure, everyone has now heard of the ALS ice bucket challenge, but how many of the millions who have done the challenge actually know what ALS is? How many even knew to donate whether or not they did the challenge? How many even donated?
Yes I know it’s raised some $15 million.. Did you know the challenge didn’t even start out as a challenge to raise money for ALS? It was originally a challenge that entailed donating to the charity of your choice. Not to say ALS isn’t important, but wouldn’t you say there are a few other equally less known charities who deserve a bit of that $15 million the ALS organization has made in two months? Say, research into mental disorders like depression? Or donations for NORD, a company that helps people with rare diseases? Or how about donations to help a three year old boy with cancer?
If the only reason you are donating to a charity is because someone on Facebook told you to, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons anyway.
I have donated to the Project for Awesome, donated to KiteString, and donated to This Star a Won’t Go Out in the past year; not because anyone told me to, but because I wanted to, and you didn’t see me looking for a pat on the back. It wasn’t much, but it was something, and I felt good for doing it.
Ask yourself if dumping that bucket (or bowl as most people are doing now) on your head made you feel like you actually helped someone.
Oakley posted his first video in 2007 as a way of keeping in touch with far-flung friends during college. That might explain the genesis of his intimate style, which can make you feel like you know Oakley. He’s your friend.
“If there’s one thing that I could have everyone know, it’s that I’m just trying to be my best person, and that in no way do I think that I am ‘the voice’ of anything, that I’m just trying to be a voice and show people that they can also be a voice.” (x)
I am alone.
The world which shook at my feet, and the trees, and the sky, have gone, and I am alone now, alone.
The wind bites now, and the world is grey, and I am alone. Can’t see me. Doesn’t see me.
Can’t. See me."
i wonder how many people i’m in the “i’d be down if you asked” zone with
this is the first time that I tried animation on a painting
so of course I did wings. wings are awesome.
it’s been exactly 10 years since Rachel got off that plane and I’m still not over it.
this is how you end a show. you don’t give the audience exactly what they want, or take it completely away from them either, you leave them with the idea of what could be
you don’t throw all sanity to hell in the hopes of going out with a bang, you go out with a warm hug and a thank you
you don’t give the characters the perfect dream ending, you give them something better
and this is how you end a show that is so powerful, people are still emotional about it 10 years after it ends.
Happy 26th Birthday, Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint ! (24 August 2014)