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pledge: badacts: kangofu-cb:@badacts i pledge that by next spring (new zealand time) this will be me. that makes no sense but i don’t care
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i pledge that by next spring (new zealand time) this will be me. that makes no sense but i don’t care

badacts: kangofu-cb:@badacts i pledge that by next spring (new zealand time) this will be me. that makes no sense but i don’t care

pledge: marypickfords: Butterfly Dress Pledge (Shûji Terayama, 1974)
pledge: marypickfords:
Butterfly Dress Pledge (Shûji Terayama, 1974)

marypickfords: Butterfly Dress Pledge (Shûji Terayama, 1974)

pledge: gaming: Gaming Spotlight: Gamers vs COVID-19 Gamers vs COVID-19 is a community of virus-killing, society-supporting, game-loving heroes, founded to raise awareness about the importance of social distancing, good hygiene, and positivity in combating the spread of COVID-19. They were founded by a group of anonymous gamers and medical professionals, most of whom work in or adjacent to the esports industry. You can join them by signing the pledge at www.gamersvscovid19.com! Lots of parts of the internet thrive on misinformation—how does this initiative strive to combat that? Our resources are heavily researched, and we rely on citations from institutions such as the US FDA, US CDC, and the WHO. Each of these is referenced on our page, so you don’t need to take our word for it. We also have contributing medical professionals who help to fact check our distributions, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving medical advice.  Of course, when it comes to questions about viruses and disease, we always encourage anybody to go directly to a vetted source of information like those we’ve already mentioned. Besides gaming, what are other ways to practice social distancing? Social distancing is just the act of removing yourself from public spaces as often as possible. For many of us, that means replacing public activities with online gaming, but for you, it might mean reading, playing music, baking, painting, coding, or whatever you love to do from the comfort of your home. We started this movement in part to remind everybody that social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation: we’re all in this together, even when we’re apart. What are other ways we can contribute if we still have to go to work? You can still live by our pledge and help save the world if you go to work! Not everybody has the luxury of being able to totally isolate themselves. Some people have to go to jobs, while others may need to care for relatives or go out for other necessities. Social distancing is the active decision to restrict your time in public spaces to the minimum required amount, which is going to vary from person to person.  What’s important is that you spend every minute you can at home and that you stay home if you’ve felt sick or been in close contact with somebody who has a confirmed case of coronavirus. Even if you feel healthy, give others a gap of at least six feet whenever possible and don’t touch other people physically. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water frequently (especially when exiting or entering a public space), and never touch your face, eyes or mouth with unwashed hands. You can also help amplify the message by not meeting friends in public, sharing the pledge, and shifting in-person meetups to online activities instead. How do you build a community through gaming?  Contrary to old stereotypes, gamers are inherently social. Building a community around an important issue like COVID-19 is just a matter of reaching out and getting help from big amplifiers. Once this message is in front of people, we’ve found gamers eager to join and help. It’s been truly uplifting in a challenging time. The gaming space is supremely lucky to have so many amazing influencers who care deeply about their fans and broader communities. This is an international epidemic, and it’s going to take international cooperation and acts of courage to overcome it. We will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, and every gamer from the biggest pro to the average joe is making an impact by consciously deciding to sign the pledge and change their lifestyles until COVID-19 is controlled. Take the pledge over on the website! In the first few hours, over 10,000 gamers signed up, including the likes of Castro1021, FallenNCS, Sjokz, Nickeh30, Voyboy, JKap415, HungryBox, Goldenboy, Ocelot, G2Pengu, Slasher, SirActionSlacks, Sheever, and too many other gamers to name. We’re excited about every person who comes on and decides this is a movement worth supporting. Social distancing only works if everyone chooses to make a sacrifice for the greater good.
pledge: gaming:
Gaming Spotlight: Gamers vs COVID-19
Gamers vs COVID-19 is a community of virus-killing, society-supporting, game-loving heroes, founded to raise awareness about the importance of social distancing, good hygiene, and positivity in combating the spread of COVID-19. They were founded by a group of anonymous gamers and medical professionals, most of whom work in or adjacent to the esports industry. You can join them by signing the pledge at www.gamersvscovid19.com!
Lots of parts of the internet thrive on misinformation—how does this initiative strive to combat that?

Our resources are heavily researched, and we rely on citations from institutions such as the US FDA, US CDC, and the WHO. Each of these is referenced on our page, so you don’t need to take our word for it. We also have contributing medical professionals who help to fact check our distributions, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving medical advice. 
Of course, when it comes to questions about viruses and disease, we always encourage anybody to go directly to a vetted source of information like those we’ve already mentioned.
Besides gaming, what are other ways to practice social distancing?
Social distancing is just the act of removing yourself from public spaces as often as possible. For many of us, that means replacing public activities with online gaming, but for you, it might mean reading, playing music, baking, painting, coding, or whatever you love to do from the comfort of your home. We started this movement in part to remind everybody that social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation: we’re all in this together, even when we’re apart.
What are other ways we can contribute if we still have to go to work?
You can still live by our pledge and help save the world if you go to work! Not everybody has the luxury of being able to totally isolate themselves. Some people have to go to jobs, while others may need to care for relatives or go out for other necessities. Social distancing is the active decision to restrict your time in public spaces to the minimum required amount, which is going to vary from person to person. 
What’s important is that you spend every minute you can at home and that you stay home if you’ve felt sick or been in close contact with somebody who has a confirmed case of coronavirus. Even if you feel healthy, give others a gap of at least six feet whenever possible and don’t touch other people physically. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water frequently (especially when exiting or entering a public space), and never touch your face, eyes or mouth with unwashed hands. You can also help amplify the message by not meeting friends in public, sharing the pledge, and shifting in-person meetups to online activities instead.
How do you build a community through gaming? 
Contrary to old stereotypes, gamers are inherently social. Building a community around an important issue like COVID-19 is just a matter of reaching out and getting help from big amplifiers. Once this message is in front of people, we’ve found gamers eager to join and help. It’s been truly uplifting in a challenging time.
The gaming space is supremely lucky to have so many amazing influencers who care deeply about their fans and broader communities. This is an international epidemic, and it’s going to take international cooperation and acts of courage to overcome it. We will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, and every gamer from the biggest pro to the average joe is making an impact by consciously deciding to sign the pledge and change their lifestyles until COVID-19 is controlled.
Take the pledge over on the website! In the first few hours, over 10,000 gamers signed up, including the likes of Castro1021, FallenNCS, Sjokz, Nickeh30, Voyboy, JKap415, HungryBox, Goldenboy, Ocelot, G2Pengu, Slasher, SirActionSlacks, Sheever, and too many other gamers to name. We’re excited about every person who comes on and decides this is a movement worth supporting. Social distancing only works if everyone chooses to make a sacrifice for the greater good.

gaming: Gaming Spotlight: Gamers vs COVID-19 Gamers vs COVID-19 is a community of virus-killing, society-supporting, game-loving heroes,...

pledge: ao3commentoftheday: In recent days, there have been a number of posts on tumblr about third party apps that host AO3 fic on them. A lot of people are worried and even more people are pissed. There is no need to send in emails to AO3 Support or to the Policy and Abuse team. They are fully aware of the situation and are probably drowning in emails right now.  Here’s what I know and what you can do about it. Fluff app / Fanfiction Pocket Archive Library app / Archive Track Reader app: These apps work as a sort of skin for the AO3 site itself. They don’t download works and redistribute them. They provide an access point to AO3. The developers of these apps are making money from the app itself (through tips and subscriptions - both voluntary), which wouldn’t exist without the free content created by AO3 authors. Since people post their work to AO3 because it is free to access and hosted without ads, authors are understandably angered by this. Because these apps are basically just a portal to the site, a DMCA notice will not apply in this case. All works currently hosted on AO3 will show up on these apps, because these apps are simply letting you view AO3 through their interface. Woodsign company apps (including MCU, Harry Potter, Sherlock, Creepypasta, and more): These apps seem to curate  some fic from the various fandoms and rehost it. They allow users to read offline, so it’s possible they are redistributing it. In this case, a DMCA takedown might be effective. This app developer is also making money by hosting fanfic that was written and posted for free on AO3. They have put up a paywall so that you can only access the complete fic if you pay for it or rate the app in the App store.  If you want to post a negative review, consider saying things like: * these fanworks are free already at archiveofourown.org* you can kudos, comment, bookmark, subscribe, and mark to read for later for free with an archiveofourown.org account* you can also download fics to read later in various file formats - both pdf and formats that are usable by ereaders * archiveofourown.org is a website with full mobile browser accessibility. Anything you can do in this app, you can do on the site - for free, and without ads* the Archive is a fully-licensed non-profit organization run by volunteers, unlike this for-profit app There is no official AO3 app. The website is mobile friendly and if you want to have quick button access to it, you can Add to Homescreen on your phone and you can click in just like you would on an app. None of these third party apps can provide you with AO3 support. Only AO3 can do that. The best version of the site will always, always be the site itself. If you’ve read this far, please signal boost so that AO3 Support can get fewer tickets. And if you love AO3, consider donating to them. They accept donations year round, not just during their pledge drives. 
pledge: ao3commentoftheday:
In recent days, there have been a number of posts on tumblr about third party apps that host AO3 fic on them. A lot of people are worried and even more people are pissed. 
There is no need to send in emails to AO3 Support or to the Policy and Abuse team. They are fully aware of the situation and are probably drowning in emails right now. 
Here’s what I know and what you can do about it. 
Fluff app / Fanfiction Pocket Archive Library app / Archive Track Reader app:
These apps work as a sort of skin for the AO3 site itself. They don’t download works and redistribute them. They provide an access point to AO3. 
The developers of these apps are making money from the app itself (through tips and subscriptions - both voluntary), which wouldn’t exist without the free content created by AO3 authors. Since people post their work to AO3 because it is free to access and hosted without ads, authors are understandably angered by this. 
Because these apps are basically just a portal to the site, a DMCA notice will not apply in this case. All works currently hosted on AO3 will show up on these apps, because these apps are simply letting you view AO3 through their interface.
Woodsign company apps (including MCU, Harry Potter, Sherlock, Creepypasta, and more):
These apps seem to curate  some fic from the various fandoms and rehost it. They allow users to read offline, so it’s possible they are redistributing it. In this case, a DMCA takedown might be effective. 
This app developer is also making money by hosting fanfic that was written and posted for free on AO3. They have put up a paywall so that you can only access the complete fic if you pay for it or rate the app in the App store. 
If you want to post a negative review, consider saying things like:
* these fanworks are free already at archiveofourown.org* you can kudos, comment, bookmark, subscribe, and mark to read for later for free with an archiveofourown.org account* you can also download fics to read later in various file formats - both pdf and formats that are usable by ereaders * archiveofourown.org is a website with full mobile browser accessibility. Anything you can do in this app, you can do on the site - for free, and without ads* the Archive is a fully-licensed non-profit organization run by volunteers, unlike this for-profit app 
There is no official AO3 app. The website is mobile friendly and if you want to have quick button access to it, you can Add to Homescreen on your phone and you can click in just like you would on an app. None of these third party apps can provide you with AO3 support. Only AO3 can do that. The best version of the site will always, always be the site itself. 
If you’ve read this far, please signal boost so that AO3 Support can get fewer tickets. And if you love AO3, consider donating to them. They accept donations year round, not just during their pledge drives. 

ao3commentoftheday: In recent days, there have been a number of posts on tumblr about third party apps that host AO3 fic on them. A lot o...

pledge: [oc] Day 33 of my pledge to draw a grumpy animal every single day for a year
pledge: [oc] Day 33 of my pledge to draw a grumpy animal every single day for a year

[oc] Day 33 of my pledge to draw a grumpy animal every single day for a year

pledge: [OC] Day 6 of my pledge to draw one grumpy animal every day this year
pledge: [OC] Day 6 of my pledge to draw one grumpy animal every day this year

[OC] Day 6 of my pledge to draw one grumpy animal every day this year

pledge: endlings THE LAST OF THEIR KIND Marta AOnesone Benjamin 1936 Gesge ENAMEL PIN SERIES by kory bing plesiosaur bones KORYG Beniamin back and clasp placement 1.75" wide Antique Bronze Metal recessed Antique Bronze Metal White Pantone 2253 C Benjamin Pantone 555 C Pantone 7412 C Pantone 461C Pantone 617 C Pantone 1375 C 1936 Pantone 360 C Pantone 160 C Pantone 484 C Pantone 173 C Martha Martha plesiosaur bones ORYG back and clasp placement 1.75" wide Antique Copper Metal Pantone 475 C 1911 Pantone 415 C Pantone 160 C Pantone 486 C | Pantone 1545 C Pantone 425 C Pantone 1675 C Pantone 360 C Pantone 5865 C onesome (G CAROMESONE plesiosaur bones KORYING COM 209 1.75" tall Antique Nickel Metal back and clasp placement Pantone 454 C GeOge Pantone 7490 C Pantone 618 C Pantone 5135 C Pantone 394 C Pantone 3995 C stretch goals. $2000 LOKED! (designs not yet final) TeUGHEL $3000 LOCKED! ANCAS $2500 LOCKED! TORGI 1996 FATU $5000 $3500 LOCKED! LOCKED! $4000 LOCKED! $4500 LOCKED! NAJIN BOOKING BEN CELLA e B-ND (200 1987 sixth-extinction: korybing: korybing: korybing: korybing: theboredbaptist: korybing: ENDLINGS: LAST OF THEIR KIND ENAMEL PIN SET I launched a new kickstarter! This one commemorates Endlings, individuals that were the last of their kind before their species went extinct. All of their stories are sad, but I think it’s important to remember them, especially since they all went extinct so recently! The first three pins are Benjamin, the last Thylacine, Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, and Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise! With more to unlock, starting with Incas, the last Carolina Parakeet! I’m REALLY excited about this project, so please pledge! The pins will be beautiful!! didn’t george repopulate his entire species? Sadly, no. He was the only tortoise found on Pinta Island in 1973, as feral goats introduced by humans had destroyed most of the vegetation on the island. Efforts were made to save George’s DNA in the form of hybrids with closely-related tortoise species ever since. Three clutches of eggs were laid throughout his remaining lifetime, but none ever hatched, and George died in 2012. Incas and Turgi stretch goals have been unlocked! Toughie the Rabbs’ Fringe-Limbed Frog and Booming Ben the Heath Hen have been unlocked! ALL THE PINS HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED! A full set of Endlings pins is now TEN pins! Wow! All stretch goals unlocked! Go get yourself some gorgeous pins!
pledge: endlings
 THE LAST OF THEIR KIND
 Marta
 AOnesone
 Benjamin
 1936
 Gesge
 ENAMEL PIN SERIES
 by kory bing

 plesiosaur bones
 KORYG
 Beniamin
 back and clasp placement
 1.75" wide
 Antique Bronze Metal
 recessed Antique Bronze Metal
 White
 Pantone 2253 C
 Benjamin
 Pantone 555 C
 Pantone 7412 C
 Pantone 461C
 Pantone 617 C
 Pantone 1375 C
 1936
 Pantone 360 C
 Pantone 160 C
 Pantone 484 C
 Pantone 173 C

 Martha
 Martha
 plesiosaur bones
 ORYG
 back and clasp placement
 1.75" wide
 Antique Copper Metal
 Pantone 475 C
 1911
 Pantone 415 C
 Pantone 160 C
 Pantone 486 C
 | Pantone 1545 C
 Pantone 425 C
 Pantone 1675 C
 Pantone 360 C
 Pantone 5865 C

 onesome
 (G
 CAROMESONE
 plesiosaur bones
 KORYING COM
 209
 1.75" tall
 Antique Nickel Metal
 back and clasp placement
 Pantone 454 C
 GeOge
 Pantone 7490 C
 Pantone 618 C
 Pantone 5135 C
 Pantone 394 C
 Pantone 3995 C

 stretch goals.
 $2000 LOKED!
 (designs not yet final)
 TeUGHEL
 $3000
 LOCKED!
 ANCAS
 $2500
 LOCKED!
 TORGI
 1996
 FATU
 $5000
 $3500
 LOCKED!
 LOCKED!
 $4000
 LOCKED!
 $4500
 LOCKED!
 NAJIN
 BOOKING BEN
 CELLA e B-ND
 (200
 1987
sixth-extinction:

korybing:

korybing:

korybing:

korybing:

theboredbaptist:

korybing:

ENDLINGS: LAST OF THEIR KIND ENAMEL PIN SET
I launched a new kickstarter! This one commemorates Endlings, individuals that were the last of their kind before their species went extinct. All of their stories are sad, but I think it’s important to remember them, especially since they all went extinct so recently!
The first three pins are Benjamin, the last Thylacine, Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, and Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise! With more to unlock, starting with Incas, the last Carolina Parakeet!
I’m REALLY excited about this project, so please pledge! The pins will be beautiful!!

didn’t george repopulate his entire species?

Sadly, no. He was the only tortoise found on Pinta Island in 1973, as feral goats introduced by humans had destroyed most of the vegetation on the island. Efforts were made to save George’s DNA in the form of hybrids with closely-related tortoise species ever since. Three clutches of eggs were laid throughout his remaining lifetime, but none ever hatched, and George died in 2012.

Incas and Turgi stretch goals have been unlocked!

Toughie the Rabbs’ Fringe-Limbed Frog and Booming Ben the Heath Hen have been unlocked!

ALL THE PINS HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED! A full set of Endlings pins is now TEN pins! Wow!
All stretch goals unlocked! Go get yourself some gorgeous pins!

sixth-extinction: korybing: korybing: korybing: korybing: theboredbaptist: korybing: ENDLINGS: LAST OF THEIR KIND ENAMEL PIN SET I...