The War Against Apathy

On days where I am myself , I am a follower of Jesus Christ and an unabashed nerd. I sing when I'm happy, sing when I'm sad, and use music to make this world a more beautiful place.
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1950 Blue silk taffeta w/ metallic gold brocade dress, fashioned from Indian sari.



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How about some love for a good police officer?

Officer Gaetano Acerra

Responded to a call where a 13 year old boy didnt want to live in his home anymore. He found out that the family couldnt afford a bed or much else for the teen.

So he bought him one. A big queen sized one.

He also bought him a Tv and someone donated a Wii, so now they play whenever Officer Gaetano Acerra has a chance

He also plans to get him a dresser, mirror, and a hamper. Among other things he needs but cannot afford.

People. They’re not ALWAYS a bunch of bastards.

The corruption needs to go.
This guy can stay.

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You still have 40 minutes left to join the Internet Slowdown if you’re on Central time! And if you want to be EXTA effective, go to the site below. I entered in my phone number and got a call within a minute. The call was a recorded message that gave me an idea of what to say, and then it directed me straight to my congressman’s office!

Stop Comcast from killing the internet. Get off your duffs and call your lawmakers! It seriously only took 2 minutes!


Hey there,

Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, Namecheap, Foursquare, imgur, and reddit.

Will you join too?

Everyone has a role in the Internet Slowdown. Click here to find out what YOU can do.


Oh, but that’s not all that happened this morning. Just a few hours ago I got a phone call from a number in Washington, DC. The person on the other end tried to ask some questions without identifying themselves, but when I asked outright they told me they were from NCTA — yep, as in the National Cable Television Association, aka Comcast’s lobbying army.

 They wanted to know when we would be announcing the names of the companies participating in the September 10th net neutrality protest. I suggested they take a look at the front page of The Guardian, or at this op-ed by the CEO of Etsy in Wired, and mentioned they may want to check out this TIME Magazine article. Then I hung up.

After the call, I couldn’t stop smiling. I’ve been organizing for many years and one thing I’ve learned is that powerful enemies only start contacting you when they’re scared. If they don’t think you’re being effective, they ignore you.

Friends, we are giving some of the most powerful interests in the world a run for their money. And they have tons of money. We’ve got Comcast & company shaken up and scared. This is our chance to to drive the message home and win this once and for all.

All the tools you need for the battle are here:

If you’ve got a website, blog, or Tumblr run the “slowdown” widget on your site to symbolically show your users a “loading” message and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. If you don’t have a site, change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this email to everyone you know to spread the word.

The truth is, unlike Comcast and their cronies, we have nothing to hide. A report from the Sunlight Foundation yesterday showed that 99% of comments the FCC has received are in support of net neutrality. The public agrees, and hell hath no fury like the Internet scorned. As I write this email, I’m feeling more hopeful about our chances of victory in the battle for net neutrality than I have since we started this fight.

Last chance. We need you for the Internet Slowdown on September 10th. Are you in?

We can win this, and when we do, it’s a victory we can put in the history books.

For the Internet,
-Evan Greer at Fight for the Future

P.S. Our friends at Namecheap are really throwing down in the fight for net neutrality. Check out the awesome video they just put up at (nice URL right?), wait til you get to the part where people are riding on toilets chasing wall street bankers up a bike ramp.

P.P.S. There’s still time to get your very own #TeamInternet t-shirt or hoodie. Go here and reserve yours before they’re gone!





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Being good to each other is so important, guys.

the basics like this

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I have always accepted that I am a Hufflepuff, but my friends are convinced I’m a Gryffindor. What to do they see that I don’t?

  • Peter Mayhew (aka Chewbacca) is getting around really well now that he’s had surgery and a ton of physical therapy.
  • Angie Mayhew (aka Mrs. Chewbacca) loves Waffle House. Peter does not.
  • Never order a salad at Waffle House. 
  • On that note, let’s take Peter and Angie to IHOP next year.
  • The 501st Legion and friends really love Olive Garden but are not welcome there anymore. 
  • I guess that means we’re eating at Outback in the future…
  • Costume malfunctions are a part of life and must be accepted with grace.
  • It is impossible to have a clean apartment right before a con. Armor parts, paint, and velcro will end up on every available surface.
  • The 501st is full of wonderful people who should never, ever be entrusted with action figures. (Those poor toys…)
  • Do not trust Josh with a banana. It will end badly for all involved, especially the banana.
  • It is possible to disassemble a Death Star backdrop in full armor.
  • Freaking out “normal” people at the hotel is the best thing ever.
  • Suspenders are a fantastic addition to my armor that I should have invested in years ago.
  • I freaking love wearing armor!



An english major in math class

In honor of September 1st, the start of the next term at Hogwarts

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fleur delacour is so important i can’t even put it into words

bad*** girl whose “most precious” was her sister, who despite what anyone might think of her (cough molly cough ron cough hermione cough) looks past any aesthetic unpleasantries because she is completely and irrevocably in love with bill, who willingly risks her life for harry (the seven harrys, anyone???), who manages to create a spot of brightness in the middle of war (wedding!!!), who is feminine and bad*** at the same time, who opens her home to an entitled goblin and multiple refugees/runaways, who doesn’t sacrifice one bit of her integrity or character despite the looming threat of war

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Oh, right. The marathon. The marathon for Disneyland, the marathon chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s marathon. That marathon?

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but i will hold on as long as you like
    just promise me we'll be alright


but i will hold on as long as you like
    just promise me we'll be alright

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The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Cast all your anxiety on Him
because He cares for you.
Psalm 34:18 / 1 Peter 5:7