April 11th, 2013

xmfc - your place or mine

A to Z challenge, day 10 - letter J

Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 10 : today's letter is J and it's two posts from me again :).

J is for James McAvoy - over at my Tasha's Thinkings Blog. Today I let myself indulge to share with you all my love of James McAvoy. You have no idea how hard it was to choose which pictures to use ;).


J is for Joy Riding - over at FB3X for Drabblerotic. This one is supposed to be a little bit amusing and it's not explicit, but is probably not safe for work.

This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/245386.html.

My tweets

Avengers - Loki

Why can't people just be happy someone is doing something good?

Y'know sometimes I just have to wonder about the internet - they seem to have a downer on everything.

Tom Hiddleston is doing live below the line, which is a charity organised attempt to up awareness for the 1 billion people who live below the poverty line. This is defined as living on less than £1 a day. To take part in live below the line you try and live on food and drink that may be purchased for less than £1 a day and water for five days and the official days are 29th Apr to 3rd May (but people can do it any time they like).

There are menus on the website and fact sheets and all sorts of things and Tom is doing one of these for UNICEF_UK and is tweeting pictures of his meals and about his reactions to the limited diet. He was also on This Morning today telling everyone about it.

Not once has he tried to make out he really knows what it's like to be poor. Not once has he tried to infer he is even remotely suffering by doing this. He isn't even telling people they have to go and do it either, only asking them if they can or if they can donate.

It took me twenty seconds on Google after Tom made his first tweet about it to find out all the details.

Yet on Twitter he gets responses like this (it's twitter, so read each piccie from the bottom up):

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This is a good cause and I can't understand why people are being down on it just because an actor is helping his chosen charity publicise it.