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Social website Idea [24 Jun 2008|11:34pm]

paranoid_void
Inspiration: Everywhere I go I see posted signs advertising www.yourcityheresingles.com. It seems like no matter how remote your location or how minimal your local population, there now exist websites devoted to finding singles in your area. As someone who hasn't had so much experience being single, but LOTS of experience being "lonely" and seemingly "friendless" amongst a HUGE population of people my age, I feel that a website for networking is long overdue. Sure we may live in large cities but rarely do we venture outside our circles when we go out. If you're in a relationship, bar outings typically involve you, your significant other, and either your own or your significant other's friends and their partners. Rarely do we involve ourselves with new faces outside of work or school and even if we want to, rarely do we introduce ourselves to new strangers when faced with the comforting presence of our current friends. As a former member of various sub-cultures including punks and ravers, this "random" meeting of new people with similar interests is an almost guaranteed outcome of attending the various musical events associated with your "scene." I definitely took this for granted in college, meeting 2-a dozen new faces each evening without even trying. If you've been involved in a sub-culture you understand. Simply asking to bum a cigarette or paying someone a compliment on their wardrobe or dance technique is an easy enough way to find a new friend. Then I entered the "real world," full of business types and outgoing yet reserved people, social enough to find themselves in a bar trivia night yet frightened/uninterested enough to avoid social contacts beyond the group they arrived with. Unfortunately I place myself in this category as well; it's not that I don't want to meet new people but when you're already with 10 other people it just seems misplaced and sometimes desperate to strike up conversation with an unknown neighbor. And yet I'm willing to bet there are many like me who have friends and a relationship, and are relatively happy with their life....but still long for others out there with MORE similar interests, or at least a change of the rehearsed, overplayed interactions we're accustomed to. So, my idea is simply to build a site with a basic profile, available for free, to people living in the same zipcode, who aren't looking for anything more than a friend with similar interests. If you're interested and have programming knowledge, please reply so we can get something started.
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Babies Babies Babies [18 Apr 2008|07:04pm]

fallonmay
[ mood | please? ]

I've been doing this for three years running and I'm trying to harass more people than usual.



One week until I do March for Babies! Last year I raised over $300 which was five times over my goal. You can keep donating after I've reached my goal, so if anyone out there has a dollar (or ten!) help me make a difference for some unborn babies.

(mods, if this isn't cool then let me know and I'll delete it)

x-posted at charity365.

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FROM RUSSIAN RAINBOW [17 Jan 2007|01:19pm]

ryururu
unfortunetly, russian mentality is such a hard thing that totalitarian, autoritarian style of russian focalisers plays bad game in russian rainbow. i tryed to say something but was been deleted from forum and made my own, hope to see all you there. the rainbow base principles as openness, cooeration, talking steak, pow-wow, vision council are under profanation and neglegted by very brutal way.
i was in 1998 europeen rainbow in russia in 1998, now i will not go in tailand world gathering due to no my own will. but i ho[e to be in future.
please you are welcome on my community :)
i speak english, french, chinese and russian:

http://community.livejournal.com/free_ru_rainbow/
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Link: Tree Sweater. [30 Mar 2006|06:35pm]

frameacloud
For the list of Coolest Things Ever: Erika, a blogger, had the urge to knit a cute little sweater for a sad urban tree, complete with a sleeve for a branch. A photograph of the tree sweater has since appeared on the cover of a newspaper, and the sweater has survived a pruning. Erika has supplied a pattern for this knitting project, and envisions a mass treesweatering project among many knitters this next April's Arbor Day. Sound like fun?

(Link heard of from forestdweller. Cross-posted to frameacloud, welikehumans, glamourbombs, wildgardens, plant_otherkin, holidaygeeks, getbetterbears, and rainbowdirting.)
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So much exciting news [02 Dec 2005|11:13am]

heroinefilms

We've had a lot of amazing things happen for us at Heroine Films this month. A lot of it do to support from this community and others. We've gathered support from a lot of different places but honestly, Livejournal has shown us the most amazing people.

So as for what's up: We have finally posted the interview that we did on the NC television show Second Cinema.  You can watch it in at www.heroinefilms.net/scinterview.html

There is an article coming out about us in this months upcoming issue of CURVE Magazine. I believe it comes out on the 15th if you'd like to check it out. Also, MTV's new LGBTQ channel LOGO has put together a package for us for advertising purposes (we'll be showing our trailer to the over 13 million homes LOGO already goes to) and they are interested in buying the finished film. As I said in the last update, we also got a large portion of our funding from the production company AMVF. 

Thank you so much to all of those who have supported us. It is all your continued letters, emails, comments, and donations that has made this possible. There is no way we can express how much it means to us.

                                                    xoxox, the gals at heroine films

www.heroinefilms.net

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good news [27 Oct 2005|01:30am]

heroinefilms

Because we have gotten support from this community in the past I thought I would share our most recent news...

 

We have gotten a LARGE portion of our funding!!...more details (and how YOU can help) at www.heroinefilms.net

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cheer up charlie [22 Aug 2005|06:14pm]

foxymartini
[ mood | curious ]

HI all

I tried adding some cheer to someone's life today, but they decided that in return, they wish that I get beat up and die :(

I just don't understand some people. Especially since all I was trying to do is be nice.

Any of this ever happen to any of you?

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Back from the Phelp's protest [07 May 2005|11:07am]

heroinefilms

(These are the people from godhatesfags.com and the Rev who protested Matthew Shepard's funeral)

They were protesting a HIGH SCHOOL production of The Laramie Project...a play about how Laramie dealt with life after Matthew's death.

Just got home and wanted to tell you all about it...

If you're interested, please check out PROTEST to read and see how it went down.

Drained and saddened,

the gals at heroine films

XPOSTED

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What happens when grassroots activism takes on Hollywood? help us find out [24 Mar 2005|09:14pm]

heroinefilms
Hello again!

I just wanted to give you a little update let you know that The Gladdest Thing has a NEW promotional trailer (real player) up on our site.

www.heroinefilms.net

Things have been going insanely well for us. We have been contacted by a distributor who wants to buy the finished film for international release! We've also heard some good things that may appear in the press soon...I'll let you know more when it is stone.

Thank you so much for all the feedback and support and donations. Please keep sporting those Ts and spreading the word!!

<3 Heroine Films

X Posted
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Help Fight Against Cancer [21 Mar 2005|02:31pm]

xxkimbiecatxx
Hi! This year, I’m participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. I’m part of a team that is raising money to help in the fight against cancer. Did you know that more than one million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year? It’s alarming, isn’t it?

But the American Cancer Society is working hard to change this. With two million volunteers nationwide, the Society fights the disease on all fronts: research, education, advocacy, and service. I’m committed to being a part of this amazing work.

I am posting this because I feel so strongly about eliminating cancer. I know so many people who have lost loved ones to cancer and would like to spread awareness and help fight against this silent killer. Please join in the fight and make a donation. I hope you can help me with a donation to this incredible cause. Your support will help people all over the nation.
You can make a secure online contribution from my Personal Donation Page by clicking on the link below. If you prefer to mail your contribution to me, please send it to:

Woodsies for Life
PO Box 789
Le Fer Hall
SMW, IN 47876

or donate online here:
http://www.acsevents.org/relay/in/vigo/kimianderson

Thank you!

Kimi Anderson
Team Captain for Woodsies for Life

xposted in Rainbowdirting, My own journal, thequestionclub, Indianascene, Realindiana, Hoosiers
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new.. [11 Mar 2005|04:35pm]

forever_myheart
[ mood | ecstatic ]

New here... I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Abby (I go by Abbigail) and I'm 15, I hope that's not too young. Doing little random acts of kindness make my day. My personal favorite is taking my heart-shaped sticky notes and writing something nice, sticking them in someones binder or desk... when they don't know it's me. It makes you so happy to see a smile on someone's face that really needed it.

Abbigail

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[02 Mar 2005|09:07pm]

heroinefilms

Hi again all!

     I posted last month about Heroine Films and our endeavour to gather the funding/support to make our film. So far the support has been overwhelming to say the least. Thank you so much to everyone one of you who has shown us love and kept us going. I can't tell you how much it has meant to us.

I just wanted to update and let you know that we have OUR FIRST TRAILER UP on the website!So now you can at least get a feel for the film we are making and see what this is all about. Check it out:

www.heroinefilms.net

XPOSTED

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[28 Feb 2005|02:17pm]

drinkissdaisy
hundreds of thousands of beautiful things

[21 Feb 2005|12:16am]

echolex
Hello. I'm new to the community. I love the idea of doing random acts of kindness and "pay it forward".

Today in Michigan we got around 6" of snow where I'm at. I spent a couple of hours tonight going around my apartment complex and getting all the snow off of people's cars. I probably won't be around when they leave for their commute to where ever, but I hope at least one person will have a better commute.
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help HEROINE FILMS promote their latest lesbian feature [05 Feb 2005|06:43pm]

heroinefilms
heroine films has just launched our new website in an attempt to take a grassroots approach to funding our latest feature film, The Gladdest Thing.

A little about the project (from heroinefilms.net and various website features):

Read more...Collapse )

thanks for the support all!

xox the women at heroine films
www.heroinefilms.net
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[28 Dec 2004|04:32pm]

montyollie
(I'm cross posting this from doinggood, as I think this community and that one are kind of similar? Did this one take over from that one? I'm new to LJ... pardon my ignorance)

I took a tip from being_homeless and did the sack lunch thing today. I bought extra groceries, and went out of my way to get the good stuff. I had a big tin of $mas chocolates lying around the house, too, so I threw those in as well. I made about 8 sandwiches (there are only 16 slices of bread in a loaf! Who knew?) and found that my stockpiling/hoarding gene came in handy when I found I had a dozen or so folded up Tim Horton or Wendy's bags in storage. I made eight sacks. Contents: sandwich (fresh flax bread, meat, cheese, margarine, salt/pepper and lettuce), granola bar, apple, 2 chocolates and either a V8 or an orange juice tetra pak.

But I felt like such a doofus. I don't know how to put it into words. I come from an exeedingly generous family. My mom will approach people on the street and give them her scarf for gods' sake. She and my sister are perpetually giving stuff away... food, clothes, money, gadgets. They have warm hearts and bright smiles and hearts full of compassion.

Me, not so much really. I have dressed like a bum for so long, and probably been mistaken for a street person myself. I hate to draw conclusions about people by the way they look. I hate people making presumptions about me, so I try not to make them about others. To give someone food presumes... well... I guess all it presumes is that they might be hungry. You don't have to be poor or homeless or down and out to take food if someone's giving. GOD, take, for example, all the bitches at my workplace. MAN that building is a perpetual catered lunch. Never saw so much freakin' free food in my life. And the office workers are all like buzzards over the corpse.

Anyways, I'm off topic. It just freaks me out, because if ANYONE doesn't need free food, it's government employees. But I digress.

I didn't know how to work up the gumption to walk around and hand them out, so I ended up just bringing them to a shelter. It was called Mission Services, so I'm assuming it's christian-based, and that pissed me off. I wish I knew of a secular shelter in town, but I don't. I absolutely HATE the idea of supporting christian charities.

Anyhow, I know the lunches will get eaten. The staff there were very grateful, but the woman in the kitchen told me she wished I'd come 20 minutes earlier. Guess they did their lunches for the day all ready. She said they'd use them tomorrow.

I feel good but weird. I feel like some privlidged whitey who drives down in her new model car to deliver food to the needy when it suits her. Needless to say, I have guilt associated with where I am. I was poor all my life. I can't freakin' BELIEVE that I somehow wound up with a job, a dental plan, a car and a salary. I want to do this as a REGULAR thing, but I don't want to feel like I'm up here and they are down there or even be perceived that way. I don't want to feel all shakey when I do it. I'm not very good at reaching out to people. I'm kind of cerebral.

It's a step in the right direction, anyhow.
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Unforgetable moments [21 Nov 2004|06:14pm]

being_homeless
[ mood | cheerful ]

I made somebody smile today. Someone I had never seen smile.

He's one of the many homeless in Harvard Square. He sits there day after day, month after month, year after year. I used to sleep outside with him. We'd lay there at night trying to stay warm looking at the stars, talking until we fell asleep. He'd often cry himself to sleep.

He's been really down lately. He's dying. He's refused treatment because he doesn't know what's worth living for. I sit with him alot for a few minutes here and there so that he isn't always alone. Sometimes we talk. Sometimes we sit in silence watching as people pass by. It just feels good to not sit alone.

I found a small giftbag when I was cleaning, a new travel toothbrush and some toothpaste. It put it in the bag, wrote a note and brought it with me to the square. I needed to get laundry money so I went to CVS to buy something on my debit card to get cash back. So I got a bottle of water, and a marshmellow santa claus and put it in the bag for him.

I walked over to his usual spot and sat down next to him. I told him, "I brought you something," and handed him the bag. He looked at it, pulled out the santa candy, and looked me in the eye and smiled.

That was the first time I had ever had eye contact with him. He always looks at the ground. I've never seen him give anyone eye contact. I've given him stuff before- soda, cocoa, coffee, water, sandwiches, etc. He says thank you but never looks at me.

I sat with him for a minute and told him I had to go meet up with someone, but that I wanted him to have a good day.

His eyes glistened with tears as he looked at the santa candy as though it brought back some sort of memory for him. When I walked by a few minutes later, he was slowly nibbling it- as if to make it last forever.

I can't tell you what it did for me today to see that man smile. He is someone I really care alot for. My heart breaks everytime I see him sitting there so alone. I've always wanted to do something to make him smile. Or to at least let him know that he's loved. I didn't know that all it would take was a 49 cent santa shaped piece of chocolate. 49 cents for the chocolate, the smile on his face was priceless.
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Random acts of kindness!!! [08 Oct 2004|10:15pm]

lovelace
[ mood | ecstatic ]

It's funny that I just posted in this community about doing a random act of kindness for somebody, because I was just the target of one such extraordinarily nice act.

I went to an auction to raise awareness about domestic violence tonight. I sat by the guest of honor and as such was stared at for most of the night. Nowww, somehow it got mentioned (not by me!!!) to the emcee that it's my 18th birthday today, so he was talking it up all night (which was a little embarrassing in a giggly, fun birthday kind of way) while auctioning stuff off. I didn't really see anything I wanted until this awesome decoupaged Marilyn Monroe feathery chair got put on stage. I knew I had to have it, so I started bidding. Once the bids hit $175, I stopped, because there's no way I have more than that to my name :) I watched in disappointment as the bidding continued hotly between an older gentleman and a beautiful young woman. Finally, the bidding stopped just short of $300, and the chair went to the man. I was a little saddened until he grabbed the chair, strode over to me, and said "Happy 18th Birthday!" AND GAVE ME THE CHAIR. He gave me a $300 chair! And didn't know me! For my birthday! WHAT A GUY!

I aspire to be that kind. Man oh man is that guy getting a nice thank you note.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [08 Oct 2004|03:02pm]

lovelace
[ mood | silly ]

This community is (sadly!!!) a little dead, sooo I decided to post. :D

There's this skinny, geeky guy at my university who is partially deaf and lonely-looking that I see all the time in the cafeteria. I always smile at him to which he responds with an awesome radiant grin which gives me a (non-romantic!) warm fuzzy feeling. I think he must be really shy because it took him until today to finally wave at me. Anyway, I want to do something nice for him because he doesn't really have any friends, but at the same time I want it to be anonymous...and I'm out of ideas!!!!

Soooo girls...are you ready to help me out??? Send some ideas flying my way!

:DBeverly!!!

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cheer up guys! [09 May 2004|10:12pm]

rainbowdirt
tomorrow is:

♥clean up your room day

so have at it! i know it wont do others good, but when i clean up my house it always cheers me up and makes me want to go out and make other people cheery!

have a great tommorrow.
oh!!! - someone once wrote a message on my white board saying "I love you more today than i did yesterday" and followed it up by saying "every day" so if you're looking for a way to tell someone you will love them forever, i think thats the sweetest way ♥

xo meg
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