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Petition title: "Governor Tom Corbett, PA Board of Pardons, District Attorney Seth Williams:Grant Clemency to Terrance Williams, Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse"

Sign it at this link: http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-tom-corbett-pa-board-of-pardons-district-attorney-seth-williams-grant-clemency-to-terrance-williams-survivor-of-child-sexual-abuse

Info about the petition (copied & pasted from the petition site):

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is preparing to execute Terrance “Terry” Williams on October 3, 2012, in spite of staunch opposition to his execution from the victim’s widow, five jurors from trial, child advocates, former prosecutors and judges, faith leaders, mental health professionals, law professors and others.

I urgently appeal to Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, and District Attorney Seth Williams to spare Terrance Williams’ life and allow him to be sentenced to life without parole.

Throughout his childhood, Terry suffered prolonged violent physical and sexual abuse from older males. Born into poverty with a violently abusive mother and absent father, Terry faced abuse and neglect in his home that made him vulnerable to sexual predators. He was first raped by an older boy when he was only six years old, and he continued to suffer sexual abuse for the next twelve years.  Like too many other victims of child sexual abuse, Terry received no counseling or support to help him deal with the repeated traumas he endured; in fact, some of the people who were supposed to help Terry preyed on him.

As a teenager, Terry became acquainted with two middle-aged men who used their influence as a church leader and as a sports booster to get access to young boys. These men sexually abused and brutally exploited Terry. After years of suffering unimaginable horrors, when he was 17- and 18-years old, Terry killed these two men – and now faces death.

Terry’s tragic history of abuse was never presented at trial. Because of this, several jurors who sentenced him to death now support commuting his sentence to life without parole. At the time of trial, Terry was traumatized and ashamed of the violence he suffered, and his lawyer did not investigate obvious signs of abuse. The jury thus did not hear any evidence about the relentless abuse Terry faced, nor did they know that the two men he killed were in fact his abusers.

Jurors have stated that that if they had known all the facts about Terry’s background and his abuse by the men he killed, they would not have voted for death.

The widow of the man whose killing resulted in Terry’s death sentence has forgiven Terry and does not want him to be executed.  She has found peace and closure and does not wish to see any more loss of life. The victim’s widow has expressed herhope that Governor Corbett, the Board of Pardons, and District Attorney Williams will show Terry mercy.

In addition to the victim’s widow and jurors, there has been an unprecedented outpouring of support from prominent groups and individuals across Pennsylvania. Child advocates, former prosecutors and judges, faith leaders, mental health professionals, law professors and others have publicly supported commuting Terry’s sentence to life without parole.

Terry is deeply remorseful for his actions and prays that the families of the men he killed can find peace.

You can read more about Terry’s case, including the numerous letters in support of clemency, here: www.TerryWilliamsClemency.com

I join in asking Governor Corbett, the Board of Pardons, and District Attorney Williams to spare Terrance Williams’ life.

Get Daniel Tosh taken off the air (Change.org petition)

Sign it! (Go to the link below)


Below I will copy-paste the petition description:

Daniel Tosh, offensive jokester extraordinaire, crossed the line a few days ago in a comedy club. During a skit in which he made jokes about rape, a young woman stood up in protest of the offensive jokes. In response, Daniel Tosh "joked" about how "funny" it would be if she were to be raped by "like five guys" right then. His jokes continued and the laughter in the club grew so loud that the young woman had to flee in fear.

This takes offensive joking to the next level. Tosh did not simply make jokes about rape, which is bad enough as it is, but he used his jokes in a threatening way that a young woman ran away to maintain her safety. He used his jokes to silence a person who was concerned with the nature of them.

This is not a man that deserves to be revered and aired daily. He is tasteless, offensive in nature, and proud of it. There should be no pride in humiliating and scaring other people. His fauxpology on Twitter was hardly sincere and only serves to show us how much he cares about himself, but not for other people. Bad things do happen, and yes, you CAN make jokes about them, but that doesn't mean you should. And it certainly doesn't mean that you get to decide if anyone should be offended by them.

- Tosh showed a assault on his show, disguising it as humorous: http://tosh.comedycentral.com/video-clips/video-breakdown---dildo-fight

- He has has encouraged men to touch women without their consent: http://tosh.comedycentral.com/video-clips/lightly-touching-women-s-stomachs-while-they-re-sitting-down -- and then his fans did as they were told: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/tosh-touching-women-stomachs_n_1423804.html

This petition is to get Daniel Tosh and his show, Tosh.0, taken off the air permanently. No new episodes, no reruns, no comedy specials. Period.

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I got tagged with Ishida by love2dancesilly C: (Thank you! I think this is the first time I got tagged for a meme XD)

1. Do you like this character?
Very much!! ♥

2. What name(s) do you call this character?
*Quincy boy (I used to call him that all the time before I remembered what his name was...LOL)
*Bishida -- for when he looks like a bishie XD (I didn't make this name up... but I forget who did. Might have been debbiechan. But anyways, it's catchy.)

3. What image/color do you associate with this character?
Blue and white.

4. What image/song do you associate with this character?
 *Dismantle.Repair by Anberlin (plus other Anberlin songs...)
*Guardian Angel by the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Image: I guess the Quincy star?

5. What blood type do you think this character is?
I have no idea.

6. Of all the titles that this character appears in, who do you like to put this character with?
'Hime-chan ♥

7. What would you like to say to this character?
Congratulations on becoming school president C:

8. What do you want to do with this character?
Hmm... Sewing lessons? XD

9. Tag five friends with some characters!
*Alexaclyne ... Shinichi (Detective Conan)
*La_kalaka ... Hachi
*Calibabewv ... Aerith
*jta4 ... Rukia
*kawaichappy ... Ichigo

10 free sketches/drabbles

1. First 10 people to comment will get a free sketch/drabble. Any fandom. ANY.
Just post a link to a reference in your comment, and maybe a small description.
2. BUT (because there's always a but) I won't start drawing/writting you until you offer 10 free sketches/drabbles in your own journal. (It can be on Livejournal or equivalent, Deviantart, Twitter or Tumblr)
If you've already done this just show me some proof.
3. If I already owe you something try to ask something different (and remind me what I owe you)

^ Copied/pasted from here: http://enychan.livejournal.com/133275.html

Rules added by me: If it's a sketch, please limit it to one or two people. If they are characters I'm not familiar with, I'd prefer to have you ask for a sketch, because if I don't know them I will have a really hard time writing them. ^^; You can ask me if you're not sure whether I know a certain fandom. Also, I won't draw couples that I have moral, intellectual, or emotional problems with... Lol, I sound so serious. For example, with a ship like IchiHime, I won't draw Ichigo as if he likes Orihime, but I can draw Orihime as if she likes Ichigo.

I'll post any sketches at loverofstories.deviantart.com
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Bleach Pairings Meme

Six Pairings I Like:
1. Ishida/Orihime
2. Ichigo/Rukia
3. Gin/Rangiku
4. Byakuya/Hisana
5. Yoruichi/Urahara
6. Shunsui/Nanao

Three Ships I've Abandoned:
7. Chad/Orihime
8. Kira/Hinamori
9. Ichigo/Orihime

Three Ships I've Never Liked:
10. Any Canon Character / Any Filler Character (EX: Ishida and that Bounto woman... that was just ridiculous)
11. Byakuya/Rukia
12. Aizen/Orihime (...Why do people ship this?)

Two Ships that have Piqued my Interest:
13. Ulquiorra/Orihime
14. Renji/Tatsuki (as crack)

The questions:
#1. Why do you dislike #11 so much?
This ship feels to me like it would just be Byakuya wishing he still had Hisana.

#2. Who do you know that ships #13?
Tons of people. Like the amazing artist Rusky-Boz. I mean, I don't know her personally, but it's ok for me to mention her, right?

#3. What would be your ideal scenario for couple #3?
Gin is back to stay, and they have a happy ending, understood by Soul Society (but I doubt it will ever happen.)

#4. What is your favorite moment for #1?
I love their moments in Soul Society when they understand each other, but I also love how selfless and amazing Ishida was on the dome, even though it was really angsty.

#5. How long have you been following couple #6?
Since I first saw them. They were so funny.

#6. What's the story with #8? What made you stop caring?
I chose HitsuHina over it.

#7. Which ship do you prefer--#2 or #4?
Well... It's not like they're competing with each other. But I'll take IchiRuki over ByaHisana, guess. It does have the spotlight.

#8. You have the power to make one ship non-existent. Choose from #10 or #12.
12... AizenxOrihime is just sickening.

#9. What interests you about #14?
Renji x Tatsuki? I think their personalities would mash interestingly.

#10. When did you stop liking #7?
I thought Chad/Orihime was cute at one point, but then IshiHime stole my heart. XD I'm not a multishipper, so I stopped shipping it. Plus, I got interested in the idea of Chad and Karin together -- when Karin was much older, of course.

#11. Did your waning interest in #9 kill your interest in the series?
Of course not. IchiHime was never a pairing I shipped really strongly, because at first I was debating between it and IchiRuki. I gravitated to IchiRuki, and that gravitation has only furthened my interest in the series. :)

#12. What's a song that reminds you of #5?
Urahara/Yoruichi... Hmm. "Umbrella" by Rihanna. xD Because they are there for each other. I love that Yoruichi went with him even when he was banished from Soul Society. Even if I do feel sorry for Soi Fon.

#13. Which of these ships do you love the most right now?
IshiHime... But then IchiRuki is so amazing... I'll just say both.

#14. Which do you dislike the most?
Ichigo/Orihime, aka IchiHime. I really can't see them happening. But I somewhat understand the appeal. Orihime was so funny when she dreamed eccentric daydreams about "Kurosaki-kun," in the beginning. But I hope it stays a daydream and never becomes reality. Tatsuki once told Orihime to stop wasting her youth away daydreaming. I second that. :D

Anyway, I trust Orihime will be fine if she doesn't end up with her first really strong/longlasting crush. I've heard the idea that she can never love anyone else as much after that, and it wouldn't be fair to Ishida or Ulquiorra or whoever she ended up with, because the guy would only be her second choice. But I strongly disagree. Generally, a person grows wiser and stronger with time and experience. Just because she ends up with someone else after liking Ichigo (thus they are her second choice, chronologically) that doesn't mean that, at that time, she will still prefer Ichigo. I strongly believe that whoever she ends up with will be a first choice preferentially and a second choice chronologically. I don't think Orihime would let herself get romantically involved with someone if she still preferred Ichigo; it just seems cruel and unlike her. And yeah, she'll be fine. I think saying elsewise is just an underestimation of her character. Besides, Orihime has never received any confirmation of romantic feelings from Ichigo or any indication from him that would give her hope of him returning her feelings. This is will make it easier for her to move along healthily. :)

#15. If you could have any of these pairings double date, who would they be?
IchiRuki and IshiHime. Just because. <3

#16. Have #2 kissed yet? Elaborate if yes.
No, and I don't expect something like a kiss to happen soon. I want Rukia back T_T

#17. Did #4 have a happy ending? Do you think one is likely?
No. Hisana died. T_T Which reminds me. Kubo, you owe us an explanation about what happens when people die in Soul Society. Because it's always been a source of confusion for me.

#18. What would make you start shipping #14?
If Renji and Tatsuki actually interacted in the manga and seemed to have good chemistry. For now, though, I consider the ship crack, and in manga, I lean more towards Keigo/Tatsuki. Because I could see KeigoTats happening too. ^^

#19. If only one could happen, which would you prefer--#2 or #6?
IchiRuki. But I can't really see Shunsui or Nanao ending up with someone else either xD

#20. You have the power to decide the fate of #10.
Well, if I could go back in time, I guess I'd erase that nonsense in the anime that was Ishida x that Bounto woman. I felt, during that time, that the anime staff was blatantly disregarding his feelings for a certain redhead. I don't care that much now, though. Fillers are fillers, and I will  move on. xD

Bzoink Bleach Survey, just for fun

Bleach Survey
Created by quidbot and taken 40 times on Bzoink
Quincy?: Uryuu <3
Shinigami?: Hmm... Rukia.
Arrancar?: Ulquiorra.
Kurosaki Family Member?: Ichigo.
Bankai?: Renji's.
Zanpakuto?: Renji's.
Captain?: Shunsui Kyoraku.
Lieutenant?: Gah. Tough one. Kaien (when he was alive), Rangiku, Renji, and Nanao.
Vizard?: Shinji.
Human?: Orihime, Tatsuki, & Chad (I'm not including Ichigo as human because he's part shinigami, and I'm not including Uryuu because he's a Quincy).
Place in Bleach?: Ichigo's closet.
Squad?: I can't choose.
Female Character?: Orihime and Rukia.
Male Character?: Ishida, Ichigo, and Chad.
IchiRuki or IchiHime?: IchiRuki <3
HitsuKarin or HitsuHina?: HitsuHina.
Hinamori x Shinji or Hinamori x Urahara?: I think you mean HIYORI x Shinji. :)
IchiRuki or RenRuki?: IchiRuki <3
IchiHime or IshiHime?: IshiHime <3
Do you support Ulquiorra x Orihime?: Not really -- IshiHime has my heart, but I can understand somewhat why people like UlquiHime. Orihime certainly changed Ulquiorra, and their goodbye scene was really touching. Like many fans, I think Ulquiorra will be back.
This or That..
Rukia or Orihime?: BOTH. >:D I cannot stress this enough.
Hitsugaya or Ichigo?: Ichigo.
Yuzu or Karin?: BOTH. They compliment each other.
Ikkaku or Kenpachi?: Uh... Ikkaku.
Tosen or Gin?: Gin <3
Grimmjow or Ulquiorra?: Ulquiorra, I guess. But Grimmjow is interesting too.
Byakuya or Renji?: Both.
Soi Fon or Yuroichi?: Yoruichi. I like Soi Fon too, but I don't like the two as a ship. Urahara x Yoruichi forever, baby.
Kon or Chappy?: Both. I find Kon shallow most of the time, but when he kicked the Hollow up "just" to save some bugs, I really admired him. Chappy is adorable too, and I love Rukia's scribbles. xD
Vizards or Arrancars?: Vizards.
Hinamori or Lisa?: I think you mean Hiyori or Lisa. I guess... Hiyori.
Uryu or Chad?: Uryuu <3 (I'm sorry Chad! You rock too~)
Hollow Ichigo or Dark Rukia?: I haven't seen Fade to Black yet, but I'm looking forward to it. :D
Random Stuff..
What was your favorite season of the anime?: I loved Soul Society arc, but I also really loved in the HM arc after Ishida was with Orihime again. The IshiHime moments were so beautiful. ...But tragedy soon followed T_T
Anime or Manga?: Manga. I do watch the anime too though.
What do you think of Karin Kurosaki?: She rocks, but sometimes she's too... cynical? It's okay, because Yuzu's there to balance her :)
Is Bleach your favorite anime?: I don't know what my favorite anime is... Bleach is my favorite manga though XD
If not, what is and why do you like it more?:
Where do you usually watch Bleach?: Where? In my house, on the computer if I'm watching in Japanese or on the TV if I'm watching in English.
Are you a member of BleachTactics?: No. Bleach Asylum ^^
Do you think Aizen will ever have a change of heart?: ...No.
Do you think the Vizard's intentions are good?: I am too late to answer this question as a prediction question T_T But yes
Who do you feel most sorry for in the anime?: Ichigo. (I know you said in the anime, but whatever.) The poor thing is so lonely right now he's in denial T_T
Do you draw fanart?: Yes <3
Do you have any Bleach collectables [costumes, masks, zanpakuto's, etc..]: Nothing really unique. I just have a few posters and the All Colors But The Black color book by Kubo.
Where did you first hear of Bleach?: From my brother -- but we didn't start watching/reading it then. It wasn't until I heard people talking about Bleach in my math class that I decided I wanted to give it a try. Thank you so much, math table :D
Are you a member of any Bleach Forums?: Yes. Bleach Asylum. I don't post very much, but I rep people a lot.
Have you watched any of the movies?: Yes, I've seen the first two.
Which character do you hate the most?: ...I don't hate anyone that I know of.
Who is the cutest?: Maybe Orihime? I love her eating habits and other eccentricities. xD
Do you think Kon is cute?: Maybe, but his creepishness transcends any potential for cuteness.
Do you own any video games of Bleach?: No, but I would like to.
Do your friends think you're Bleach-obsessed?: Only my friends who are Bleach-obsessed themselves xD
Have you ever even read the manga?: Of course. I used to just watch the anime, but everyone was always like "Read the manga, read the manga. It's 10x better." I'm glad I took their advice. :)
Have you heard of 'Turn Back the Pendulum'?: You mean that set of chapters in the manga, right? Yeah.
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