They came in a storm of wings and sharp edges and brilliance. And they swiftly took over the world.
…or at the very least my school, for a little while. The world is next.
They are the children of a school called Seamab. And they need your help, Tumblr.
(I know I am as fresh as morning dew on this website, but I also know all of you are incredible individuals, who post ‘I care’ notes and ensure a girl gets her fluffy chicken. So please read on.)
Seamab School in Scotland is a charity which takes care of children who have experienced loss and trauma. Seamab is a home for them, a place where they can feel safe. And a few weeks ago, Seamab contacted my school for the children to come meet some of us students, and to play on our grounds.
So they came, and they blazed. They screamed and ran around in circles without seeming to realise that such a thing as rest even existed. They threw themselves on the ground and at each other and pierced the air with laughter. And they were happy, they were so incredibly happy, ecstatic to be able to play on green grass, with no walls and sunlight saturating the air, and I-I am not even one of them. Just an observer. But happiness radiated from them in waves. You could breathe it in.
And I knew I had to do something for them. Looking at their courage and determination against challenges and obstacles, (this was better than the Olympics) I knew I had to help in any way I could. And for that I need you. All of you.
I plan to set up a writing and art competition on this blog, in seven fandoms:
-Marvel Cinematic Universe (Avengers, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk)
-Star Trek (AOS and TOS)
-Welcome To Night Vale
You can write or draw or make a video/graphic for any of these fandoms, with any genre, any characters, any AU, any relationship, whatever you like (though please no NSFW, and crossovers between the six fandoms only). Further rules will be found at my blog.
And if you do not want to write or draw anything, you can still help! Please like, reblog and FOLLOW, to spread the word. Regardless of whether you submit anything or not, PLEASE REBLOG AND/OR FOLLOW! Why follows? Because you will get interesting information about Seamab, and excerpts and fanart from all these fandoms (with the creators’ permission of course), and because THE NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS IS WHAT I WILL USE TO RAISE MONEY. People will have to estimate the follower count-and if it goes above what they predicted, they have to pay! And I plan to talk to my local council and strike a deal: if the number of followers goes above a certain number, (is 10,000 too optimistic or too low?) they too will pay. I just hope I’m not signing my soul into the bargain!
So please help, Tumblr. These children are spectacular, they are brave. They shine.
And you can help preserve that, and make it grow. Do not hesitate to ask/comment about anything to do with this blog, or Seamab. My ask box is open, or if you prefer, my email address is email@example.com