Thank you all SO MUCH for your generous donations!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your generous donations!

CALLING ALL SOUTH PARK ASTL COSPLAYERS!

If you’re feeling inspired by Stick of Truth like we are, you’ll be in good company on Saturday during Can Town! Yours truly will be going as regular outfit Stan Marsh (along with trusty Sparky) and we’ll have both Kenny and Princess Kenny.

Who’s up for a small photoshoot?

My dear citizens of Can Town,
If you’re attending ASTL this upcoming weekend, please consider volunteering! For every two hours you work, you’ll get $5 back on your badge (up to the price you paid). Not only that, but you’ll be hugely helpful ensuring that the congoing experience is fun, safe, and runs smoothly for all your fellow attendees!
If you’ve ever wanted to be on staff for a convention, volunteering consistently is a great way to be noticed!
Jenna, the volunteer coordinator, has helped out at Can Town events and panels in the past, and is SUPER NICE and is absolutely willing to accommodate you to make sure you’re not volunteering during a panel you really wanted to attend. 
For more information, visit the AnimeSTL website.
Thank you!

My dear citizens of Can Town,

If you’re attending ASTL this upcoming weekend, please consider volunteering! For every two hours you work, you’ll get $5 back on your badge (up to the price you paid). Not only that, but you’ll be hugely helpful ensuring that the congoing experience is fun, safe, and runs smoothly for all your fellow attendees!

If you’ve ever wanted to be on staff for a convention, volunteering consistently is a great way to be noticed!

Jenna, the volunteer coordinator, has helped out at Can Town events and panels in the past, and is SUPER NICE and is absolutely willing to accommodate you to make sure you’re not volunteering during a panel you really wanted to attend. 

For more information, visit the AnimeSTL website.

Thank you!

**$1100 NEEDED by FRIDAY 4/4 for Safe HOUSING!**DISABLED, HOMELESS, IN DANGER!**Please Read Below, Help, And Share!**

sopranish:

Tumblr is amazing! All of you! The SPNFamily, all the fandoms, everyone! You all helped me qualify for housing- And now an apartment is finally available!

It’s safe for my severe disability and will end months of homelessness and violent abuse and injury.

BUT to get it MUST RAISE $1,100 BY FRIDAY 4/4! It’s security deposit and 1st month rentWithout which I CAN’T SIGN THE LEASE and I LOSE the APARTMENT! And if I don’t sign this lease, my SUBSIDY ENDS! (it’s been too long). It is my ONLY way to get ANY housing! So while I hate to ask, I must-

PLEASE, if you can, HELP me over this last hurdle to SAFETY! And  help me spread the word to others! HERE is an FAQ on all the details!

How You Can Help:

DONATE- I’ve set up PayPal with email  LARTPOURLARTNOW@GMAIL.COM (‘send money’ tab, enter my email, select ‘send money to a friend’ in the US to save the fee).

SHARE- Please help spread the word! To followers, friends- the more who see it, the more who can help!

FOR MORE INFO AND PROOF: Here is a post with details on what’s going on and why I need thisHere is the post when I qualifiedHere are details on my medical and overall situation!

THANK YOU REWARDS: Here is the continuously-updated post of generous offers! There is some wonderful art already!

Had I time or ability to find the money, I wouldn’t ask. But if anyone can do this, it’s Tumblr! You all are an incredible power for doing goodness!

[In thanks, I’m also happy to write or edit (fics, academic writing, etc), help with anything music, translate, or anything else I can do for you!]

Thank you all so much! Please spread the word, and donate if you can! And ask me any questions! I love you all!

[see, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke!]

Update: Help has started to come in, thank you so much! There’s still a very long way to go! Please share and help if you can!

spiritleaf:

Years in the future, but not many…

spiritleaf:

Years in the future, but not many…

WHEN? Saturday, April 12th, from 11AM to 12PMWHERE? Collinsville’s Gateway Center, in La Salle, during Anime St. LouisWHAT? Multifandom canned food drive and a drawing extravaganza!WHO? You! And all of your friends!WHAT IF I’M NOT A HOMESTUCK? Can Town is for everyone who wants to make a difference. As a main event of Anime St. Louis, we are officially multifandom. Even if you’ve never been to one of our events before, please feel free to bring a few donations and come hang out!

COST: A badge to Anime St. Louis is required to attend. If you do not have a badge and still want to donate to the food pantry, please send an ask or email and we may be able to arrange a pickup or drop-off point.
DONATIONS: Please bring bar soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, and paper plates for the Collinsville Area Food Pantry. All donations are welcome, though: any nonperishable food items or personal hygiene products will be accepted! Please double bag your donations if you’re bringing them in plastic, as plastic tends to break!
VOLUNTEERS are always appreciated to help sort and carry donations.
If you’d like to volunteer, or have any other questions, please email us: cantownstlouis[AT]gmail[DOT]com.
We’ll see you there!
RSVP at the Facebook event!

WHEN? Saturday, April 12th, from 11AM to 12PM
WHERE? Collinsville’s Gateway Center, in La Salle, during Anime St. Louis
WHAT? Multifandom canned food drive and a drawing extravaganza!
WHO? You! And all of your friends!
WHAT IF I’M NOT A HOMESTUCK? Can Town is for everyone who wants to make a difference. As a main event of Anime St. Louis, we are officially multifandom. Even if you’ve never been to one of our events before, please feel free to bring a few donations and come hang out!

COST: A badge to Anime St. Louis is required to attend. If you do not have a badge and still want to donate to the food pantry, please send an ask or email and we may be able to arrange a pickup or drop-off point.

DONATIONS: Please bring bar soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, and paper plates for the Collinsville Area Food Pantry. All donations are welcome, though: any nonperishable food items or personal hygiene products will be accepted! Please double bag your donations if you’re bringing them in plastic, as plastic tends to break!

VOLUNTEERS are always appreciated to help sort and carry donations.

If you’d like to volunteer, or have any other questions, please email us: cantownstlouis[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

We’ll see you there!

RSVP at the Facebook event!

Would any Cantowners be interested in a Chronicles of Narnia re-read for the month of March?

KAWA KON 2014 - 2/7/2014

  • 60.48 pounds of donations, valued at $78.62
  • $26 in cash
  • Total value of $104.62

Photos courtesy of Aimee and Hammy. Thanks, guys!

Thank you all for the continued success of CTSTL! We’ll see you at Anime St. Louis in April! Many cantowners will also be attending Midwest Costume Academy, March 1st, although we won’t be having an actual CTSTL event. Check it out :D

treescab:

Really quickly drawn for femslash February in between working on other things =u=I’m planning on drawing a few other rare pairs by the end of the month!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

treescab:

Really quickly drawn for femslash February in between working on other things =u=
I’m planning on drawing a few other rare pairs by the end of the month!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

In adulthood opportunities for wonder are curtailed. We often unwittingly sing on to a set of interpretations, rules for behavior, ideas about ourselves and our world. We go into a shopping mall, pay the cashier, and leave the store. We know the interaction will go; we’re on autopilot. And decades from now, when we lay breathing our last breathes on artificial respirators, we may wonder “What was that? Was that a life? Was my life something that I did or was my life something that was done to me?” But enough of that dark version. Let’s turn away from it. The other day I was walking with my three-year-old son when he saw a decorated Christmas tree in a shop window. His mouth dropped open in sheer delight. He was awestruck and it was a delight for a father to behold - a textbook example of “childlike wonder” in its purest form. As I was going through the submissions for GISHWHES this year, I can’t tell you the how many photos and videos I saw where grown men and woman had the same expression as my three-year-old on their faces. Perhaps we should call it “grownup-like wonder”. Something happens when we shock ourselves with the unexpected. Seeing a nun on a waterslide takes us, even if just for an instant, off autopilot. It causes us to pause and for a moment really see the world around us. So maybe this hunt is helping to wake us up from our stupor of normalcy just a little bit. Maybe it’s giving us a chance to remember the real possibilities open to us at any given moment are limited only by our imagination.
Misha Collins GISHWHES Coffee Table Book Forward 2013 (via deanisanactualprincess)