British. And a bibliophile. Ancient historian for my sins, QPR fan for my even bigger sins. I'm a genealogist, a Harry Potter nerd, a country girl that moved to London, and I bake stuff.
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Things to expect: random photos I like, reblogged fan stuff, quotes, and the occasional sensible blog post.
Things not to expect: Lots of sensible blog posts.
the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the effects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.
are people really complaining about the als ice bucket challenge? that’s… kind of ridiculous.
John Green had a criticism that basically boiled down to “People are only donating to it because it’s trendy to do so” and honest to gods that’s the weirdest critique i’ve ever read for charity. (source)
As you can see, he updated and changed his mind. Which is good, because his original opinion confused the hell outta me.
I’m mostly talking about people on my dash complaining that california is in a serious drought and rich celebrities shouldn’t be pouring buckets of ice on themselves FOR CHARITY RESEARCH.
I’m sorry there’s a drought, but MND/ALS (it’s called MND here in the UK) has been in the shadows for far too long and I’m not going to pretend that I’m not happy about the awareness that’s come from this. I DGIAF if it’s only happening because it’s “trendy”, MND is a bloody awful thing to have and a bloody awful thing to watch someone die from.
I’ve always said that one day we’ll kick it’s arse, I hope that the money raised from this will do just that.
watching Dead Poets Society and then Aladdin because i have to.
Watching Hook as we speak because I don’t have Aladdin on DVD and Patch Adams always makes me cry.