porchwood:

Hello friends! I will talk about this much more in the coming weeks, but I finally got my GoFundMe page set up yesterday and wanted to start the ball rolling ASAP.

The massage therapy/healing ministry dream is one step closer to becoming a reality! I checked with the school last week and there’s still time for me to enroll and get started at the October term, but I need to come up with $850 for some enrollment costs and, thanks to the year I’ve had (car accident, vet bills, major surgery, etc.), this is proving a little tricky to manage on my own. A Disqus guest suggested that I create an online fundraiser to help, so here we are! :D

I know a few of you folks have offered donations to help with my medical expenses/unpaid leave from work, and as you’ve probably surmised, this current financial shortage is the direct result of said expenses/leave. Heaven knows, the hospital bills are only just beginning to roll in, which is a whole ‘nother kind of terrifying, but despite the crazy timing, I really, strongly feel I need to start this program now. For one, I desperately need something good to come out of 2014, and for two, the sooner I start on this, the sooner I can be out comforting and (God willing!) healing people. And while it might seem financially prudent to wait 3, 6, even 12 months to begin the program, I can’t quite reconcile that delay with all the comfort I could be bringing to hurting people in those months.

And lest anyone worry, writing is part of this goal too! :D I’ve been able to touch an overwhelming number of lives through my stories - people I’d never even have met off this screen! - and I have no intentions of discontinuing that avenue of comfort and healing while pursuing another, slightly more localized one.

Thanks for reading, and please know: your prayers, thoughts, and well-wishes are every bit as welcome (and important!) as donations. <3 I’ll keep you all posted on my progress (fundraising and enrollment/class-wise)!

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SSS - On the Threshold

ghtlovesthg:

It’s been ages since I’ve put up a SSS for this story, and a lovely anon sent an ask that managed to get my tail in gear, so I thank you, anon! I’m going to be throwing myself back into OtT as soon as I finish my last drabble challenge, which I really, really hope to have up in a day or two. Thanks to everyone for their incredible patience with the update!

"Are you ever surprised about this?”

Peeta turned to look at her. “About what?”

"Being here together. Every week, like clockwork. Even a year ago, I never would have imagined it."


He looked at the snowy path before them. “Me neither. I never really expected to talk to you, so that day you came into the bakery kitchen, I just choked.”

Katniss recalled him running out of the bakery to talk to her the following winter. “You made up for that later, though,” she said.

“That’s because I’d already had my chance and blown it. I had nothing to lose, so all the pressure was off.”

“But, Peeta…why would there be so much pressure? You didn‘t even know me.”

“Peeta bit his lip and glanced at her from the side of his eye before he continued. “I didn’t know you then, but I had always wanted to.”

Katniss smiled to herself, pleased, and squeezed his hand.

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SSS - On the Threshold

It’s been ages since I’ve put up a SSS for this story, and a lovely anon sent an ask that managed to get my tail in gear, so I thank you, anon! I’m going to be throwing myself back into OtT as soon as I finish my last drabble challenge, which I really, really hope to have up in a day or two. Thanks to everyone for their incredible patience with the update!

"Are you ever surprised about this?”

Peeta turned to look at her. “About what?”

"Being here together. Every week, like clockwork. Even a year ago, I never would have imagined it."


He looked at the snowy path before them. “Me neither. I never really expected to talk to you, so that day you came into the bakery kitchen, I just choked.”

Katniss recalled him running out of the bakery to talk to her the following winter. “You made up for that later, though,” she said.

“That’s because I’d already had my chance and blown it. I had nothing to lose, so all the pressure was off.”

“But, Peeta…why would there be so much pressure? You didn‘t even know me.”

“Peeta bit his lip and glanced at her from the side of his eye before he continued. “I didn’t know you then, but I had always wanted to.”

Katniss smiled to herself, pleased, and squeezed his hand.

Anonymous asked:

Hello! SSS for On the Threshhold? :) I just discovered your comics btw - LOVE them!

Oh my goodness, thank you! :D I am a wretch as far as OtT, I never meant for the wait to be so long, but things have kept cropping up like crazy, both fandom event-wise and RL monotony-wise. I’m actually still working on another drabble challenge, and then it’s OtT, full steam ahead!

But I do have a paltry little SSS offering I’m right about to post for you. I really appreciate your continued interest and patience, it means a lot! <3

fyeah-everlark:

A couple of months ago we hosted two fan-art/fic-a-thons and while we got a few amazing entries, it didn’t inspire as much participation as we had anticipated.

This is why we would love to hear from you guys - our followers - on what you would kind of challenges you would like to see. Whether we…

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~ Everlark Drabble Challenge ~ Retail!Everlark

flip-fantasia:

I was challenged (last week) by ghtlovesthg with the prompt Retail!Everlark.  The first thing I thought of was Where the Heart is by Billie Letts.  You will find quotes from the HG series and WtHi (I own neither).  As I was afraid of, this is only the beginning.  I used to wonder how people could write such long fics, now I don’t know how any writer can keep a story under 2,000 words.  I want to take this further, but I am not sure when I will post it.  This (and any chapters to follow) will go on FF.net when it is cleaned up a bit.  I challenge ripplesfromawaterlily anais117fics sarcasticstilinskki with Fortune Cookie!Everlark (tried to tag people that haven’t been tagged ~ no pressure though)

Warnings: Rated M ~ Gale lovers beware; I turned Gale into an awful guy here, if that bothers you stop now. ~ Brief talk of Molestation ~ Teen pregnancy

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Where the Heart is by flip-fantasia

            Katniss Everdeen, seventeen, seven and a half months pregnant, twenty-seven pounds overweight - and superstitious about sevens - just couldn’t get comfortable in the seat of the old Plymouth super charger and nervously ran her hands along the curves of her belly.

            Normally sevens where thought to be a lucky number, but not for Katniss.  On her seventh birthday an explosion in the mines had killed her father.  Then on July 7th, 2007, when she was 10, her momma announced she was running away with a baseball umpire named Fred.  In the seventh grade her only friend, Madge, stole an ice cream truck for her boyfriend and got sent to the Virginia State School for Girls. 

            Katniss knew that sevens were bad news for her, and she did her best to steer clear of them.  But sometimes she thought you just can’t see what’s coming.

            Sevens where not her problem at the moment, as she twisted and squirmed trying to easy the pain in her hips.  She had to go, again, but it was too soon to ask.  It would only make him mad.  Gale had the peddle to the floor, and though he seemed to hit every pot hole and crack in the pavement, the car never dipped below seventy-five.  The road signs screamed out their warnings in bright orange and yellow, but he didn’t notice.

            The car hit a curve too fast, dropping the front tire off the shoulder, every bump and shimmy of the car went straight to Katniss’s bladder.  She couldn’t wait any longer.

            “Hon, I really need to stop again.”

            “Jesus, Katniss,” Gale said smacking the dash board.  “You just went!”

            “I know, but…”

            “If we stop every fifty miles we are never going to make it.  Why don’t you sleep or something.”

            She was tired, maybe that would take her mind off of it for a little while longer.  “Alright, I’ll try,” she told him as she carefully reached down to un-strap her green sandals.  They were too tight now that her feet were so swollen from sitting, but they were the only shoes she had.  She placed them carefully to the side, as far away as she could from the T.V. tray covering the hole in the floor board, before drifting off to sleep.

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Everlark Fanfiction Authors Master Post

jhutchmyanchor:

Here is a list of people that write amazing everlark fanfiction. I’m still looking for authors to add to my list, so if you know any please send me a message! I also have a link on my page that will take you right to my list. I put a link on each author’s name that will take you to their ff, ao3 or tumblr page. http://jhutchmyanchor.tumblr.com/everlarkff

Please reblog the crap out of this. It took a really long time to tag everyone!

Everlark Fanfiction Authors

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titania522:

In light of the the photos that were stolen from so many actresses and the clear violation of privacy that results in many of the candids that circulate about my favorite actors, I’ve decided not to feed the madness anymore. I am no longer reblogging any paparazzi photos or candids of any celebrity unless there is evidence of consent or they are part of a publicity campaign. I am not entitled to pictures of celebrities naked, eating lunch or taking a stroll on their own time - nothing. Just as I want my boundaries respected, I will respect theirs. They are not commodities, they are people and the only access that I should have is the access they grant me. That’s all.

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hawthornhedge said: I think that that comic was how I found your blog, so that is super exciting that you have found new inspiration! And, wow, was this new tidbit the most exciting mj news in ages!

 Yeah, I remember we had a great reblog-discussion about whether Peeta could be termed a pacifist. I was still really new to tumblr, and I think that was the first time I ever really talked to anyone on tumblr! :)  I had just figured out how to read tags on reblogs, and yours were so interesting, I was dying to to discuss them. Fast forward to now, when I still eagerly devour all your tag commentary! :D

And I’m seriously impressed with this MJ revelation! He must have known the stir it would cause, right? It’s like he’s doing damage control for LG…

dispatchesfromdistrict7 said: This makes me super happy

Yay! Your reply made me super happy :)

icbiwf said: I remember that comic! I think it was the first piece of your artwork that I saw.

I’m blown away that you remember it! :D

worldwithinworld said: I thought of your comic yesterday, so I’m glad you’re going to finish it. (I’m not ready to give up my headcanon that Peeta got burned trying to rescue the kids, though.)

You know, fixated as I am on the possibility that there are additional facets to their connection in this scene, I think your interpretation may be the best. I simply adore the repetition of them protecting each other, and the way fire continually forges an inextricable connection between Katniss and Peeta, but your interpretation allows post-hijacked!Peeta to display his character and bravery independent of Katniss.

it’s wildly important, especially after his loss of identity, to show he’s retained and reclaimed such admirable traits, not just in relation to Katniss, but toward people in general.  This is clearly not a person who has shut the world out because of what has been done to him (and could we blame him if he had?). He could have looked at those kids as the children of his torturers, and gotten revenge simply by staying out of harm’s way. Yet in your headcanon, he chooses to see what’s REAL, refusing to let his judgment be clouded by resentment, blame, or bias, and is willing to suffer because he can recognize that they are innocents. This is so important in demonstrating that despite the episodes, Peeta is truly still Peeta. And canon supports your theory just as much as it does mine. I love both, but since I read the book with one assumption, I can’t shake it even if I wanted to. ;)

Heh, sorry for the length, and I don’t mean to preach back what you’ve already thought out! These books are so amazing, and my understanding of the characters is ever-evolving, so sometimes I have to type it out. :)

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Josh’s quote about the last re-shoot is great. I always just assumed Peeta pulled her from the flames, once his burns were mentioned. Then I read a post on here speculating on whether he could have done so, and was shocked to find that it wasn’t explicitly stated in the books!  I think it fits really well with the themes and dynamic between the characters, so I’m ecstatic if they’re including that in the movie.

Once I realized it wasn’t canon per se, I was actually really disappointed. At the time, I was working on a Peeta-centric comic that retold the trilogy through parallels to the Steadfast Tin Soldier fairytale. Peeta joining Katniss in the flames at the end of MJ was an absolutely crucial part.

The discovery that I was potentially inserting headcanon into an otherwise by-the-book retelling was the biggest reason I put it on the back burner. Never finishing it has been weighing on my mind recently, and if MJ 2 is taking the bomb scene in that direction, I think it’s official enough to put The Steadfast Boy Soldier back on the table! :)

So, yeah, when I finish up some of my THG WIPs, I think I’ll be taking that back up!

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The small white bird tinged in pink dives down, buries her claws in my chest, and tries to keep me afloat. “No, Katniss! No! You can’t go!” But the ones I hated are winning, and if she clings to me, she’ll be lost as well. “Prim, let go!”

And finally she does. Deep in the water, I’m deserted by all. There’s only the sound of my breathing, the enormous effort it takes to draw the water in, push it out of my lungs. I want to stop, I try to hold my breath, but the sea forces its way in and out against my will. “Let me die. Let me follow the others,” I beg whatever holds me here. There’s no response.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I’ve considered the possibility that Peeta might have tried to save Katniss but I never drew a solid conclusion because the textual evidence is oblique at best. However, there are some small clues here that might support the fact of Peeta being involved in that fateful moment of the bombs:

1. Parallel language - When Peeta blocks Katniss from taking the Nightlock after shooting Coin, she asks Peeta to let her go. He responds “I can’t.” This conversation is foreshadowed here though there is no response this time, likely because he’s unconscious.

2. Burns - Peeta spends more time in the burn unit. If he somehow blocked her from the consequences of the explosion, this would makes sense.

3. Time lapse - on the previous page, Katniss ends up beneath a lamp post, unable to account for the last few seconds. Could he have made it in that time? Possibly the weakest piece of evidence.

It pleases me if they have altered the script in this way. Is there sufficient textual evidence for this? For my standards, no, but I would not fail a student for making this argument.

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  • In the Hunger Games book there is a foreshaddowing of that scene in Mockingjay. Right before the Tributes Parade Katniss and Peeta wait anxiously for Cinna to light their black capes on fire. Peeta says to Katniss 

"I’ll rip off your cape if you’ll rip off mine"

  • Right before Katniss enters the City Circle in Mockinjay she flips her cape around from red to black, mirroring what she was wearing the first time she was there.

There are two other instances where Peeta saves/helps Katniss in Mockingjay that Katniss isn’t directly aware of. 

  • The first is when the reptile mutts are attacking the squad and Katniss freezes up. Peeta, though hands are cuffed, lifts her to the ladder and forces her hands on the rungs.
  • The second is more ambiguous. The day Peeta returns to 12 and Katniss comes back to life she passes out on the living room floor, after sobbing to Buttercup that Prim was dead. She woke hours later tucked in her bed. It’s pretty unlikely the Haymitch did that, though possible. 

SC was very methodical with the plot points. Check out this article:

http://www.hogwartsprofessor.com/mockingjay-22-ring-and-mirror-composition/

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