1. Painting a thing for a thing. @punchrva

     
  2. whileyouweresleeping:

    cloudya:

    My dad was arrested a few months ago.

    That’s hard to say. It’s even harder to believe.

    Out of the blue, some cops showed up at my dad’s door and told him someone had accused him of theft and assault. My dad was locked up. He was subjected to a full body search and put in a jail cell. He had to spend the night there while my family scrambled to make bail.

    But here’s the thing: my dad was working at the time of the alleged crime. He’s a delivery person for a pharmaceutical company. He has his clients’ signatures and paperwork, as well as their verbal confirmations that they saw him, as evidence to back him up. He has his cell phone triangulation data which puts him nowhere near the alleged victim. Moreover, my dad is not a criminal. He’s not violent. He’s 65 years old. He’s a freaking vegan.

    None of this matters. All you need in order to be arrested is an accusation. The police didn’t check my dad’s whereabouts or look into the feasibility of the accuser’s story. They didn’t care. The reality of the justice system is that you are guilty until you can prove yourself innocent.

    And good luck with that because it’s going to cost you.  Bail fees, attorney fees, court fees – my dad has had to deal with all of them. And then, to make matters worse, his company fired him because he now has an arrest record.

    What about the accuser?  It has since surfaced that he’s acquainted with of one of the men on my dad’s delivery route. This man was angry because my dad refused to leave deliveries on without obtaining a signature. My dad refused to do this because it’s against the law. He is required to get a signature. So this man concocted a way to teach my dad a lesson. He supplied his friend with my dad’s name and description, and he got him to tell a lie. A lie that has cost my dad his job, his savings, and his pride. A lie that is still hanging over him as court dates get pushed back and back and back.

    The evidence is with my dad.  His case is open and shut. He is innocent. Unfortunately, prosecutors keep asking for and receiving more time to prepare. This has now dragged on for over 7 months. Until he gets his hearing, my dad is unable to work. He has to pay his lawyer’s retainer. He has to pay the mortgage. He has to make ends meet.

    My dad has paid over $14,000 in legal fees. Now he’s unemployed and still owes upwards of $7500. My brother and I have given him everything we have. And still, the costs keep piling up. We are drowning.

    I’ve started a fund to raise money for my dad. If you can donate just one dollar or two, it would help us out so much. If you can’t, please consider reblogging? Anything you can do – anything at all – would be incredibly appreciated.

    The truth is that this isn’t the kind of thing you want to share with the world.  I don’t want to stand, hat-in-hand, before my friends and say, “help me.” But I have to. For my dad, who taught me that we do whatever we can to help the ones we love. He has always, always fought for me. So it’s my turn to fight for him.

    If they ever ask you why no one should trust law enforcement in America (and why arrest records are completely bogus), this is why. Let’s help this man out. 

    — From NYC.

    (via sharpless)

     
  3. Working on a thing…

     
  4. munchanka:

    Mike Mignola’s poster for our upcoming Christmas special, THE TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT.

    The sequence that I boarded will be showing at our Comic Con panel in room 6A at 11:15. Stop by and hear the lamentation of the women!

    Unreasonably excited about this.

    (via corenthal)

     
  5. Enzo helped decorate his first box today.

     
  6. Elsie’s dresser is done!

     
  7. Elsie’s dresser is getting there.

     

  8. Don't ever hesitate. Reblog this. TUMBLR RULE. When you see it, REBLOG IT.

    1. The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.
    2. Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
    3. Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
    4. LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
    5. Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
    6. Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
    7. Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
    8. Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
    9. Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
    10. Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
    11. Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
    12. Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453
    13. UK Helplines:
    14. Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
    15. Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
    16. Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
    17. Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk
    18. b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
    19. b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
    20. Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
    21. Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
    22. Drinkline: 0800 9178282
    23. Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
    24. Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight
    25. India Self Harm Hotline: 00 08001006614
    26. India Suicide Helpline: 022-27546669
    27. Kids Help Phone (Canada): 1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7
    28. suicide hotlines;
    29. Argentina: 54-0223-493-0430
    30. Australia: 13-11-14
    31. Austria: 01-713-3374
    32. Barbados: 429-9999
    33. Belgium: 106
    34. Botswana: 391-1270
    35. Brazil: 21-233-9191
    36. Canada: 1-800-448-3000
    37. China: 852-2382-0000
    38. (Hong Kong: 2389-2222)
    39. Costa Rica: 606-253-5439
    40. Croatia: 01-4833-888
    41. Cyprus: 357-77-77-72-67
    42. Czech Republic: 222-580-697, 476-701-908
    43. Denmark: 70-201-201
    44. Egypt: 762-1602
    45. Estonia: 6-558-088
    46. Finland: 040-5032199
    47. France: 01-45-39-4000
    48. Germany: 0800-181-0721
    49. Greece: 1018
    50. Guatemala: 502-234-1239
    51. Holland: 0900-0767
    52. Honduras: 504-237-3623
    53. Hungary: 06-80-820-111
    54. Iceland: 44-0-8457-90-90-90
    55. Israel: 09-8892333
    56. Italy: 06-705-4444
    57. Japan: 3-5286-9090
    58. Latvia: 6722-2922, 2772-2292
    59. Malaysia: 03-756-8144
    60. (Singapore: 1-800-221-4444)
    61. Mexico: 525-510-2550
    62. Netherlands: 0900-0767
    63. New Zealand: 4-473-9739
    64. New Guinea: 675-326-0011
    65. Nicaragua: 505-268-6171
    66. Norway: 47-815-33-300
    67. Philippines: 02-896-9191
    68. Poland: 52-70-000
    69. Portugal: 239-72-10-10
    70. Russia: 8-20-222-82-10
    71. Spain: 91-459-00-50
    72. South Africa: 0861-322-322
    73. South Korea: 2-715-8600
    74. Sweden: 031-711-2400
    75. Switzerland: 143
    76. Taiwan: 0800-788-995
    77. Thailand: 02-249-9977
    78. Trinidad and Tobago: 868-645-2800
    79. Ukraine: 0487-327715
     
  9. The only time I do anything remotely related to what I actually have a degree in.

    #sculpture #extendedmedia

     
  10. Oculus Grimes, leader of the Ottobots.

    #sketch #robots #pewpewpew