Tumblr friends. You all saved my life. Unfortunately I need help one last time to keep it that way.
You raised $3,000 for my major brain surgery in October. Well, the bill is $9,600- Medicaid covered the hospital, NOT the doctor(!!). due to financial hardship, it’s reduced to $4,500.
No one is okay with tonight’s outcome with the death of Kevin Tran.
And a lot of people want to tell Os how much they appreciate his part in the show so….
Make your fanart, make your fics, make your letters for Osric.
He’s always been very supportive of the show and it’s fans, time to give back.
I’ll print it and it’ll get to him.
Send anything you want to be included in the book (keep it PG guys, no inappropriate things), but I will go through them to make sure they are appropriate, if they aren’t, they won’t go in the book.
Email to send it to: email@example.com
UPDATE: Please try and get it emailed to me by December 14th so I can get it to him for christmas
UPDATE #2: YES he will be getting it Osric is housemate/roommate friend so I’m giving it to him personally….sooo…please don’t freak about sending it and him not getting it. he’ll get it.
DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 14th THIS COMING SATURDAY
In reference to the letter campaign: http://invitemishacollinstothe2014pcas.tumblr.com/post/69553203068/voting-is-over-for-the-spn-categories-anyway
This is my personal letter that I emailed to the People’s Choice Awards:
"Hello! I just wanted to write really quickly and let you know how much I appreciate that the People’s Choice Awards invited Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki to the 2013 awards show. It was a pleasure seeing them at the show.This year it would be really, really wonderful if you not only had these two great stars back on the awards show, but also had their co-star and a huge fan favorite for many people, Misha Collins, on the awards show as well.Misha was not only promoted to a regular actor on Supernatural this year, but he also has a huge & loyal fan following with over 1 million followers on Twitter, and in addition to his acting and his adoring fans, he really does so much to try and make the world a better place with his amazing charity Random Acts, spreading kindness through the world one random act at a time.There has been a group put together specifically to try to get Misha invited to the People’s Choice Awards show this year, if possible. The group was only formed this September and the campaign/petition only launched toward the end of September, but we have already managed to acquire 1,142 signatures (as of 12/9/2013) on our petition asking you, the People’s Choice Awards, to invite Misha Collins, along with Jensen Ackles & Jared Padaelecki, to the 2014 Awards Show. https://www.change.org/petitions/invite-misha-collins-to-the-2014-people-s-choice-awards-showThere is also another petition we ran across with 273 signatures (as of 12/9/2013) on it also requesting Misha Collins be invited to the awards show: http://www.change.org/petitions/people-choice-awards-lets-get-misha-collins-to-people-choice-awards-2014And this petition (http://www.change.org/petitions/choose-misha-collins-as-the-host-of-the-people-s-choice-awards-2014) that was formed shortly after the 2013 awards show, in which people were wanting Misha Collins to actually host the 2014 show. As of 12/9/2013 this petition has 5,407 signatures on it.There are many, many, many people that really love and adore Misha and we’d be really grateful to see him included in the 2014 People’s Choice Awards show! Thank you so much for your time and consideration! Sincerely- Lisa”Just to maybe give people some ideas for their own emails.
Voting is over (for the SPN categories anyway).
The petition has reached over 1000 signatures thanks to all you amazing people that have signed it and spread the word about it.
The awards show will be televised live on January 8, 2014.
So now it is time for us to put into action our final step in our dastardly plan to get the People’s Choice Awards to invite Misha Collins (along with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki) to the show this year and we need help from all of you once again.
We’ve voted, we’ve signed the petition, we’ve spread the petition…now it is time to personally let the People Choice Awards know just how much we want Misha at that show this year!
For all those that feel as strongly as we do about having Misha at the awards show, we’re asking if you would please join us in sending emails to the People’s Choice Awards and telling them how much it meant to have Jensen and Jared at the 2013 show and how much we’d love to have Misha included this year, especially since he is a regular for season 9 of Supernatural. We’re asking to you please send links to them for the petition we’ve worked on for the past few months, as well as other petitions wanting Misha at the awards show. We’re asking you to let the people that make the decisions about attendees know not only how much we all adore and love Misha, but also how great Misha Collins is and how many of us will tune in to a show to watch him. Basically we just need everyone to send all the love for Misha….we can do that, right? Misha, the awesome person that he is deserves this right? The email doesn’t have to be long or eloquent, just something sending them the links and asking them to have Misha (and Jensen and Jared, if you’d like to include them as well!) at the awards show this year.
So are you ready to do this?
Here are the links to the petitions that we know of:
Our own petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/invite-misha-collins-to-the-2014-people-s-choice-awards-show
Another petition we found asking the PCAs to invite Misha:http://www.change.org/petitions/people-choice-awards-lets-get-misha-collins-to-people-choice-awards-2014
And even this petition from last year which is asking for Misha to host the awards show (which we know won’t be happening, but the petition has over 5000 signatures and we think it would be good to show them how beloved Misha is with his fans): http://www.change.org/petitions/choose-misha-collins-as-the-host-of-the-people-s-choice-awards-2014
Where to send these emails:
The main email for the People’s Choice Awards is firstname.lastname@example.org (as found on this webpage: http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/about/contact.jsp
You can also send emails to the press contact for the People’s Choice with the emails we found here: http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/about/press.jsp ————Send emails to: Johanna McGabe Johanna@onethree.tv & Andy Gelb email@example.com
If you want to go a step further, you can even send an email to the retail sponsor for the People’s Choice Awards and let them know how likely you are to tune in and watch the program live if Misha is present. Send emails to Walgreens here: firstname.lastname@example.org (found on this webpage:http://news.walgreens.com/section_display.cfm?section_id=31
We can even let Suzanne Gomez (who works in PR for WB) know about our petition and how much we’d like to see Misha at the show…especially since she tweeted:
“ @Chico65 Nov
#SPN fans, please note they R nominated for 3 People’s Choice Awards & there are 3 of them. Lets win them all so they can each accept 1! “
She also tweeted that she was working on getting the PCAs to air our awards if we won them too. So it might not hurt to tweet her (@chico6 on Twitter) or email her email@example.com and let her know that we really want ALL 3 of the Supernatural regular stars on the awards show this year and how hard we’ve worked on this petition:https://www.change.org/petitions/invite-misha-collins-to-the-2014-people-s-choice-awards-show
Just please, please remember to always be polite and nice!!! Let these people know what we’d like to see, give all the love for Misha and Jensen and Jared, but stay respectful!!!
Thanks for all of your support and fingers crossed we can get the amazing J2M trio all together on the awards show this year!
Reblogging ourselves- please signal boost! Let’s send them all the love for Misha!!!
P.S.S. Amazing artwork courtesy of PaintingMouse.
Destiel AU: Cas is a homeless man who has lost everything. Dean meets him in the bathroom of an office building where he works. This is not the last time their paths cross …
(to be continued)
I’m thinking about why it’s so significant that Orlando Jones is so supportive of Sleepy Hollow fandom. I’m thinking about why I have such mad respect for the man for doing so. I’m thinking about why fans feel a vague sense of hurt when other artists speak down about fandoms. I think it comes down to this: Fandom saves lives. Literally.
There are thousands, millions of people in the world who live with depression, probably the common cold of brain disorders (I dislike the term ‘mental illness’, these things are more often due to upsets in brain chemistry and the neurology of the brain, which makes them brain not mind.) Many of these people struggle just to get out of bed and go about their lives. For many of these people, fandom isn’t just a way of life, it’s their reason for living.
Many of these people (and I’m one of them) live day by day, crawling hand over hand towards small goals. They aim for little goals, reasonable goals. Little milestones on the walk of life. If you don’t have depression, it’s difficult to understand. It sounds pathetic, but for hundreds of thousands of people, it’s not just a way of life, it’s the way they stay alive. Right now, hundreds of thousands are people are getting up each morning and going to work or to school, driven by the desire to see the Doctor Who Christmas special. They lived to see the 50th Anniversary, now they’re living to see the Christmas special. Right now, hundreds of thousands of people are telling themselves they can make it through January because they have to see the third season of Sherlock. Right now, RIGHT NOW, right this VERY SECOND, someone out there is contemplating the instrument of their self-destruction and thinking “No, I need to see the next episode of Sleepy Hollow, what was that about a kid?” And that will be enough to get them through. That person will wake up the next day and the next and the next, until they’ve reached that small goal of seeing the next episode of Sleepy Hollow.
Many of these people (and again, I’m one of them) have crap self-esteem. Some people try to get attention by throwing drama fits; other people try to get attention by offering something to earn it. They write fanfic and make fan art and they take the HUGE risk of putting themselves out there. This is why comments are so important: They prove to a person that their work - their life - has value. For someone who is depressed, who has low self-esteem, having this kind of proof can help them keep going. It gives them incentive to keep watching the show, to keep producing, to keep getting up in the morning. To keep fighting for their lives.
Actors, writers, people in the industry, most of them don’t realise this. They have no idea of the depth of impact they can have. They know people enjoy their stuff but they don’t realise that their work is literally keeping people going. So, when the artists these people admire, whose shows they love so much and gives them their next goal, say they’re creeped out by fanfic, or that they look for fanfic to mock, or say they look for fic to torment their fellow artists, how is such a person going to react? Each and every one of those people has their heart fall into their stomachs and they think “Oh god, is it me? What if they’re mocking my stuff? I would die if I found out they mocked my stuff.” The thing is, some of them mean it. And some of them do, because what they heard was “Even the people I admire think I’m weird and worthless.”
And then we have Orlando Jones, an artist who’s not only okay with fandom, but actively encourages it. He participates in it, dealing out encouragement and enthusiasm, and fandoms everywhere are taking notice. Orlando Jones probably doesn’t know about the depressed people in Sleepy Hollow fandom. He probably doesn’t know about the people who are living episode to episode. He probably doesn’t know about the people who are writing wacky crack fic in an effort to buoy themselves out of a severe depressive event. He probably doesn’t know about the people who are writing and drawing in the the hopes that someone will tell them their existance is worthwhile. But every time he says something positive, every time he calls for more Ichabbie or validates Craving, those depressed people hear “I think your lives have value. I think your coping skills are cool.” They hear “I’m proud to be part of your reason for living.” They hear “I’m proud to be part of what’s keeping you alive.”
That’s what makes Orlando Jones’s love for Sleepy Hollow fandom so significant. He’s not just validating fans. He’s validating a coping strategy that works for thousands of people.
I wrote this on my main blog but I’m reblogging it here because of its significance to people with Aspergers, because so many of us live this way.