ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Yes, the ice bucket challenge has even come for Pirate! …Too bad she doesn’t actually want to douse herself in freezing cold water. In this summer’s heat, I’d love to do that all day.

Nevertheless, Pirate’s got the right idea. Along with the ice bucket challenge, let’s not forget to donate to the ALS Association to help research a cure for ALS. While you’re at it, why not donate to other research into diseases like cancer or Alzheimer’s?

Pirate challenges you to donate! Or dump a bucket of ice water on your head.

Pirate challenges you to donate! Or dump a bucket of ice water on your head.

200th Post — Crossroads Foundation!

It’s been 200 days more or less since this blog began. How do I know? WordPress tells me this is my 200th post! That’s…twice as many as 100 posts! Huzzah!

In all seriousness, though, I felt that this post should not only be big, but be a thank-you to a place that I consider very special. Thus, I present a comic about Crossroads Foundation (, a Hong Kong-based NGO that helps people around the world!

Why is is it so important? Well, they’ve partnered with the UN to create a service which connects need with resource called Global Hand ( They also help run simulations about what it’s like to be in need, and even appeared at Davos this year and put a bunch of CEO’s and famous-type people through what they call the Refugee Run (, which places you in the shoes of a refugee. I worked there for only a few months, but I consider it a very important part of my life.

I’m going to stop talking now. Enjoy the 200th post special comic about Crossroads, starring as always: Pirate! If you like the comic or want to spread the word about a good organization like this one, feel free to re-post or re-blog, print out, or link people to this picture! Hope you like it!

PS: It’s a MASSIVE image, so try looking at the full-size image so you can see all the details!

Where need meets resource! Let's all lend a helping hand with Pirate!

Where need meets resource! Let’s all lend a helping hand with Pirate!