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Friday, April 4th, 2014
7:56 pm - Download my son's first android game please!

Hey all,

Our 8th grader just published his first game on the google play store. Would you all download it so he he gets some positive reinforcement for his hard work? Even if you just download and then uninstall it shortly thereafter, that's helpful right now because the higher his "X+ downloads" number on the play store (or his "g+1" number), the more likelihood of it being found and downloaded by someone who might actually *want* to play it. So he needs to get enough downloads that he can start attracting downloads! :)

Flightless Dragon

Especially because the play store groups downloads. So any number of downloads between 11-50 shows as "10+" ... even if it is 49!

It's pretty much a straight up "flappy bird" mock, so it's that genre of game. Personally, I find those kinds of games immensely frustrating and therefore not very fun, but this one has a bonus feature that others in the genre don't and that is the ability to get rid of the walls with fireballs. Upgrades to come include walls of fire, invulnerability shields of fire, and I don't know what all.

So you can play it too, if you want. It's really actually grown on me because the child has it intentionally set at sort of a serene speed so that it's easier for the casual gamer.

And when he was making a features list while developing the game, he was all over the leaderboard being vital. And I was all "whatever" about a leaderboard. But now I check that stupid leaderboard and find it so irritating that my brother-in-law knocked me out of 3rd place that I have actually played the game more than I otherwise would have, just to try and knock him out of that spot.

Oh child, way to accurately predict the petty competitiveness of the casual gaming mind! Or at least mine!

And if you want to play and click the ads, feel free! Clicking the ads is the only way the child makes any money on the game, unless people make in-game purchases (WHICH ARE A BARGAIN, i might add, because you get to keep the fireballs you buy FOREVER). But, the child didn't want to ruin people's game play by having ads clutter up the game, so they only pop up on the top of the screen when you die. When you click on them, they open a new window to whatever website the ad is for. It doesn't matter if you just then immediately close that window, the child still gets paid for you having clicked.

But mostly I'm only asking that you downloaded it. Free game and only a small bit of bandwidth. But it would mean so much to him.

Goes without saying that I am super proud of him. He worked very hard at his dad's side learning what it took to do all this (husband is a long time programmer) and he was in charge of all stages of the design on his own, on top of keeping up with his homework, etc. I'd just like to see him hit 100 downloads, you know? For his pride's sake.

Not yet available for iOS because apple makes it more expensive to develop for them. He needs to earn the per year developer fee first! :)

Thanks in advance!

x-posted a few other communities so apologies if you are seeing this more than once.

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Monday, November 14th, 2011
8:32 pm - Looking for a little help . . .

At noon this Saturday, our team will be splashing into Lake George, on the edges of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York to raise funds for Special Olympics New York.

This is our fourth year that Agni Dentatri ("Sheep With Teeth") has participated in the Plunge.

Personally, it's my eighth plunge.

Please help one of our members if you can:


Feel free to pass on or repost.



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Friday, September 23rd, 2011
11:38 pm - A worthy charity that needs your votes!

Olive Tree Cafe NEEDS YOUR VOTES!"

The above link will take you to information about the project, but since I have friends who use the service that helps runs the Olive Tree Cafe - Twigs, it's basically a charity that helps people with mental health difficulties return to a working environment. VERY worthy cause and it needs your votes to get the funding for the Cafe to continue to run. Voting starts Monday 26th September and from what I'm told, you can vote more than once.

Please feel free to send around to anyone who you want to! I'm making this entry public for that reason!

Thank you!

current mood: hopeful

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
2:59 pm - Last chance to save a man's life

This is a request to help save the life of an innocent man.

Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen apart.

The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.

Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.

One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester "Red" Coles — the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles.

Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles has recently rejected Troy Davis' clemency petition. Troy continues to face execution on Wednesday Sept. 21 at 7 pm EDT (midnight Weds night UK time). Please take action before this time.

We cannot let an innocent man die.

Please take these two simple actions - asking the Parole Board to reconsider (they can change their mind at any time), and asking that Chatham County (Savannah) District  Attorney Larry Chisolm step in and withdraw the death warrant.

Take action here
and here

We can't let them kill an innocent man. This really is Troy's last chance.

Thank you for your support.

Please forward the email below to the Parole Board at

Feel free to personalise the text or change the title of the email. We must keep the pressure on the Board, and let them know that the world is watching. Executing Troy would be an outrageous travesty against justice.

Please grant Troy Davis clemency
State Board
Pardons and Paroles webmaster
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
SE Suite 458
East Tower
30334-4909 Atlanta
Dear Clemency Board members,
I call on the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to take all steps necessary to ensure that Troy Anthony Davis is not executed.
You have voted to deny him clemency despite the fact that significant doubts continue to plague his conviction. You must reconsider and reverse this decision immediately.
Seven of the nine witnesses have changed their story and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. No one should be executed, especially when there are so many doubts about guilt.
This case has generated widespread attention because so many people in Georgia and throughout the world are disturbed by the thought of a man being executed when so
much doubt about his guilt remains unresolved.
Nothing can undermine public faith in a criminal justice system faster than an execution when there are still serious doubts about guilt.
Georgia cannot afford to make such a mistake, and I urge you to do everything in your power to prevent this injustice from taking place.
Yours sincerely,

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Friday, June 18th, 2010
8:30 am - Community Intro and first request!

Hey payingitforwarders!

I recently jumped on board a really great community concept here on LJ - the brainchild of girlsknowbest - called wellwishers. The idea is that the members donate $1 a week by paypalling to wellwisherslj@gmail.com, and that's it. The money is pooled and then wishes are granted from that pool.

We've already helped someone with medicine for her dog, and now we are looking to help a horse owner pay for an x-Ray for the horse's hurt knee. Details here :

http://community.livejournal.com/wellwishers/1037.html (locked post, but please join!)

Highlights of the post:

A very good friend of mine, known on my LJ by the nickname Mayor McCheese, or lj handle ernestinewalker has been having issues with her horse's knee.

The vet wants to do an xray, but its gonna cost her $400. She cant afford it at the moment due to paying for her car that got wrecked last week, and other vet bills shes already paid for the horse and one of her cats. But that xray sure will solve the problem with what is going on with his knee. Those of you on her f-list can confirm this.

I'd like to rally behind her. If we could use some of the fund here to send to help a horse affectionately nicknamed "The Goob", that would be downright super.

She feels so awful about not getting him xrayed yet that shes considering surrendering him to the rescue she got him from. I'd hate for her to have to do that since she loves this animal dearly.

Well wishes are fine too. :)

When you join the community, you'll see the paypal link for the weekly dollar donation is wellwisherslj@gmail.com.

Thanks all!

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Monday, June 14th, 2010
6:37 pm

I am posting this for a friend of mine who is running a donation drive. If you can help, that would be awesome.

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Saturday, June 5th, 2010
9:58 pm


Hi everyone!

A friend of mine has entered a contest with Olympus Camera on YouTube and they could really use some votes. If anyone is interested in watching their video and then going to YouTube (you need to be signed in for it to work) and hitting the "Like" button on their video it would be greatly apperciated! They are trying to win a new camera and $5000, which they are planning on using to take their kids to Florida for a vacation. But they really need some votes to do it!  So if all of you lovely people could help some people out you will make 4 kids (and they are cute) really happy!  The older boys are convinced that they will never win because as they put it "real people never win that stuff" and their friends have been making fun of them. I work with the mother of this family and I would really like to see them have a good chance at winning since this is something that they would not be able to do for the kids on their own. They are an amazing family and have always been there for me and I'm just trying to do a little something for them, even if its only bothering people on livejournal for votes.

Thanks for reading this!


current mood: hopeful

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Friday, June 4th, 2010
9:35 pm - Choose Lemonade: The Experiment

If you want the full details of my experiment, check out my blog: http://acethepoet.livejournal.com/

The Experiment:

They always say, when life hands you lemons make Lemonade right?

I want us all to try an experiment. Let’s each of us, try thinking only positive thoughts for one week. If someone cuts you off in traffic, you have to look for the silver lining, send the guy love and all that. Who knows, maybe by cutting you off in traffic, you end up slowing down and avoiding a massive collision. If you gain two pounds this week, you have to think of how wonderful each and every bite of food was this week, and savour the feeling of abundance. If you feel resentful or annoyed by another person, you have to focus on the good they’ve brought you in life.

Think of the chain reaction you could start. By smiling at a stranger today, maybe you make them feel better. Maybe they donate to a charity because they are feeling a little brighter. Maybe through that charity a homeless person gets back on their feet. Maybe we can even stop war! Maybe at the end of the week, there will be world Peace and the Economy will be re-boosted! Ok, ok, I admit, it’s easy for me to get carried away. So maybe we won’t stop war or change the whole planet, but maybe one of our lives will be irrevocably changed for the better. Maybe it will just change someone's perception; every life does have some good, and when you start too look around you and take notice of it, you can't help but feel good. Sure there is crap out there, but if we focus on only the bad, it's not too far fetched to think that's how we'll end up feeling too. Maybe our little experiment is a cleanse for the soul. And cleanses are trendy these days, so you'll be feeling positive and trendy! Seriously, feel free, to pass this challenge on to people, and send them here to read about it. You never know who out there needs a challenge or a goal or a pick me up like this. The worst that could happen is that we do a little good around here.

All I’m asking, is for one week, choose lemonade.

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
5:33 pm - You can TOTALLY pay it Forward, AND get Awesome Stuff!!

Go here to bid: http://clayshaper.livejournal.com/323412.html

La Flaca on Altar

La Flaca in bright light without headdress

thatcaptjim is an awesome artist, and is Auctioning off this peice to help fundraise for a Service Dog Puppy!

You CAN also donate (just click on my profile page and the donate button is there) but seriously, buying donated art is an AWESOME way to make this happen!!

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010
11:28 pm - Earthquake relief

I wanted to provide a couple of resources to help the relief and recovery effort in Haiti. One is related to a source some of you may already know about, the other I was told about when talking to my union rep at work.

First, I established a donation web page through Partners in Health to take donations for PiH to help the Haitian people. If you've never heard of them, they are a great organization who already had a presence established in Haiti. I really admire their work with HIV and TB patients, especially among the poor. You can find my personal donation page for PiH here. And even if you cannot donate yourself, please spread the word along so more people can give to PiH.

Also, National Nurses United is reaching out to nurses with the hope of sending volunteer RNs to Haiti to assist in caring for the earthquake victims. They estimate it will cost around $250 per nurse per day for RNs to go there and help. But, by going to this site and following the prompts for donating, you can help defray the costs. Also, if anyone is an RN -or knows an RN who wants to help- they are recruiting volunteer RNs to send to Haiti. Pass the word along!

(X-posted to my personal LJ.)

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
3:11 pm - Homeless for Christmas

I've always maintained that having been born paralyzed is much "easier" and less traumatic then having been born a strong man, and being paralyzed in the prime of life.

Kevin Guillory is 36. He was paralyzed from the waist down two years ago in a work-related accident, and he's lost his workman's compensation. He's in danger of becoming homeless for Christmas, and more than that, he needs a accessible home. At the moment he's living in a hotel.

When you have a moment, please, PLEASE read this; http://lunakitten.livejournal.com/232535.html and take a gander at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4neHJYY6SA

If you can't donate a dollar, please, at least post it as a link in your Twitter and/or your face book.

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Monday, December 7th, 2009
7:22 pm - Visit britgeek_love, buy a Christmas present, and help an LJer in need!

Hi payingitforward... I hope all of you most kind, excellent, benevolent souls from the best LJ community idea ever are having a lovely holiday season out there.

I wanted to let you know about the community britgeek_love , which was created a few days back from the friends of britgeekgrrl , with the goal of people contributing items and services that are being auctioned off on LJ, in order to help cover the expenses associated with the recent death of britgeekgrrl 's husband Alex from cancer.

We are doing okay so far, considering, and the fact that so many of her friends are pulling together to help is certainly very special and meaningful to britgeekgrrl, but I wanted to put out the message here, because I know from prior experience just how much the people in this community can make a difference.

While we could certainly use more people willing to auction off goods or services, no matter how big or small, we would also love to open up the existing bidding to more people on LiveJournal.

Please take the time to check out the community, see if there's anything up for auction any of you would like for your holiday needs or otherwise, and please, if you can, try to get the word out about britgeek_love to others on LJ.

There are a lot of deals up for auction right now... I am auctioning off a permanent LJ account, http://games.livejournal.com, which is currently going for $90... which is $60 less than what LJ last sold its permanent accounts for, which it does only once in a blue moon. Others are selling handmade scarfs, including a classic Doctor Who scarf, autographed MST3K memorabilia, a handmade, custom-fitted linen shirt, artwork, handmade masks, rugs, handknit baby blankies, a USAF flightsuit, and tons of other things, so maybe you'll find something that you or a friend would like.

Thanks a lot, payingitforward! Looking forward to whatever help and good wishes you can send our way.

All the best -

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Sunday, November 8th, 2009
6:28 pm - a friend needs help

 My friend recently moved to Tulsa.  He paid a huge deposit to get the electricity turned on and when it was inspected was told that the whole cabin needed to be rewired.  He spent all his money moving.  It will be $2,265 to rewire the house.  He is wheelchair bound and with his medical condition needs to not be subjected to very cold or very hot temperatures.  I've tried to find all sorts of agencies to help him; he's called and everyone pretty much wants to pay utilities but not repair.  Do anyone have any suggestions?  I've put out pleas on a few other groups to try for donations but so far have not had any response.  If anyone here would like to donate it would be to paypal spotshouse@windstream.net
Thank you for listening.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
3:19 pm - Vote for Chaucer!

Please help a friend of mine. His book, Chaucer's First Winter is eligible to be featured in Cheerios boxes across the country next year--but he needs your votes! Voting is open through Saturday, 10/31, and you can vote once daily from every computer.

It would mean the world to him if you would help keep his book in the top five. He doesn't need money, just your support. Please spread the word--the more people voting, the better chance he has!

Voting is here. Please vote daily and spread the link to your friends.

Thank you!

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
4:00 am


This cute little guy's name is Seth, and he was recently injured and needs a paw amputeed. The vet does believe he'll make it through the surgery and will adapt to only having 3 limbs. However Seth's owner has very tight finances and right now can't afford the surgery. You can see more information in her lj post here

I've already sent a few dollars along, and got permission to pass the word around.

E.T.A. Her paypal address is gipsydreamer@gipsydreamer.com

E.T.A. ^__^ Good news. Diaphoni has reported that they made all they needed in donation, plus a little extra that will help with covering the cost of follow-up care and kitten toys. Thank you to everyone that donated.

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
10:14 pm - Swedish Import


7:35 a.m., Route 7 East, Clarke County, Virginia, 56 miles per hour...

I'm hesitant to change lanes as aggressively as I normally do. I'm driving a car I'm not completely familiar with. The blind spots and feel for the length of the car are far from instinctual at this point. I’ve only owned this vehicle a few hours, so I'm cautious this morning amid the commuter congestion.

The Volvo V40 that I’m driving was the linchpin in a three way deal transacted last night, all in an effort to get a car in the hands of my nephew. Ben’s a college freshman living at home, forced to share a car with his mom. Not exactly the freedom he was hoping for upon graduating high school.

The biggest players in the deal were my parents. Wanting to help out their grandson, they thought about donating their Volvo to him but were hesitant due to the higher maintenance costs that come with a Swedish import. But I had the brilliant idea (if not slightly selfish) of donating my Toyota Camry to Ben in exchange for a donated Volvo from my parents, to which they agreed.

The two cars hold similar retail value, however, my Camry has a few squeaks and dings, needs new back tires and the radiator flushed. The Volvo has many more miles on it and has a few dings of its own, but it also has those really cool headlight wipers and that trademark front grill. It's a car much more suited for a 44 year old man who's hair color is beginning to match the metallic gray of the Swedish import.

In the end, my parents gave up a car, and Ben received one. I was in the middle, just swapping rides.

Because of the generosity of my parents, Ben’s now been liberated. Free to roam and learn life's lessons like all college freshmen. I too have been liberated, but only from a few squeaks and a slight image problem. More importantly though, myself and my parents have been able to help out a family member in need, which is way cooler than headlight wipers.

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Sunday, August 30th, 2009
11:24 am

I am 30 years old, and I am posting this for advice or help about paying seriously past due rent. I wanted to try my local resources before asking for help. I have tried my very best to find outside assistance and assistance from my family, but unfortunately the help is just not there.

My sister and I are very behind on our rent.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
8:13 pm - Need Help for a Friend

I have a close friend from Minnesota by the name of Lorianne who is in bad need of some funds for food. Her husband can't find work and they are desperate. She has a 10yo son. If you could find it in your heart to donate a little - anything - it would be appreciated. Here's the link to my page with her donate button:


Thank you in advance.

current mood: worried

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
8:05 am - Eric Needs a Heart Transplant


Eric De La Cruz is 27 years old, and is in dire need of a heart transplant.

Eric has been turned down for a heart transplant list because he is on Medicaid, and there are no transplant facilities in Nevada.

Eric needs to go to California under the Medicare Disability program. He has been rejected twice, and the next appeal hearing is in one year.

Eric has Severe Dilated Cardiomyopathy with an EF of 15%. His kidneys are having trouble because of his heart. His creatinine levels are high, his blood pressure is very low and he keeps retaining fluid. The medications that his doctors have him on are no longer working. He is currently on 3 different IVs.

Projected costs of Eric's transplant are to exceed $150,000. As of this video's production, $4,000 has been raised. We have a long road ahead of us. Even if you can only spare a dollar or two, please donate.

If you can't donate, please help spread the word. Send this video to everyone you know. Thank You.


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Friday, May 15th, 2009
7:20 pm - Please help me: I need speech therapy. Any donation would help.

I am a 19-year-old girl just finishing my freshman year of college. I am creative, enthusiastic, hard-working, determined, both shy and friendly, insecure, neat, moody, gentle, quiet, sensitive, strong, hopeful, dedicated, devoted, loyal, passionate, and curious, and I have a speech defect.

My whole life I have been unable to pronounce the /r/ sound correctly. For most of my childhood, it hasn't been an issue, but throughout high school and college it has become a significant handicap. It has reached the point where I am often severely depressed as a result of my speech defect--it is like a bubble surrounding me and isolating me from other people. Perhaps this seems melodramatic, but unless you have had something like this--any kind of physical defect that makes people uncomfortable--you can't know how painful and discouraging it is. I would certainly say that my disability has taken a huge toll on my mental and emotional health and my social life. I am worried I won't be able to get a good job to pay off my student loan debt, because employers will be put off by my speech impairment. Every single day, I have to deal at least once with people ignoring me when I talk, not understanding what I say, or drawing back from me in disgust, like I smell bad.

Sadly, health insurance will not cover speech therapy for me, even though I need it so bad--so as a last result, I am turning to the kindness of strangers. I am going to try to raise $1,000, which is how much I need to have a 45-minute speech therapy session every week this summer (it is $85 per session). It's a lot of money, I know, and there isn't any way for anyone to know if I am telling the truth, or if any of this is legitimate...I am just going to hope that some people out there have faith and trust me and can reach out and donate anything, any amount. All I need is for 100 people to donate $10 each!

I cannot express how much it would mean to me. My family doesn't have much money, and I need help very badly. Please consider donating to help me pay for speech therapy.

I cannot express how much it would mean to me. My family doesn't have much money, and I need help very badly. Please consider donating to help me pay for speech therapy.

Please click here to visit my fund-raising web page, where you can donate securely. Any amount at all would help. Thank you so much.

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