Sunday, September 18, 2011

Blog makeover.

I've decided this blog can't go on any further like this..
It's too messy and is straying wayyy to far from the point it was originally supposed to be made for.
So it's going to get a makeover with lots of new features and changes.
Check back the next few days and trust me you'll be impressed



Honestly, anybody who's above 3 years old has heard this word unless your off in you're own magical world. I think almost all of us have been visited by this little thing called bullying.

We may not realize it, but a simple joke intended to harm another is considered bullying. For example, tripping somebody is bullying, making fun of somebody is bullying. I found this quote on my friend's facebook and it said:

The Girl you just called fat? She has been starving herself & has lost over 30lbs. The Boy you called stupid, he has a learning disability & studies over 4hrs a night. The Girl you called ugly? She spends hours putting make-up on hoping people will like her. The Boy you just tripped? He is abused enough at home. There's a lot more to people then you think. Put this as your status if you're against bullying.

Although my friend is not a bully, you should see how many people that bully others put that as their statuses. I'm not joking, and neither should you. I've learned to rub off what other people say and stand up for myself, but some people are yet to find that in themselves. Do you know how many bullying programs there are? Some work, yet others remain ineffective. Bullies words can just go too far, thus leading to suicidal thoughts. 

I searched bullying statistics and what I saw was eye-opening.

Thanks to MBNBD who surveyed students gave us shocking facts. Here are some that caught my eye:

- It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.
- American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center.
- 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
- 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
- 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.
- Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings.
- 87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
- 86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
- 61% of students said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.
- Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents.

Notice how all the percentages are higher than 50%? Some are as high as 90%. That means that generally 9/10 people have been victims of bullying.

- Suicide remains among the leading causes of death of children under 14. And in most cases, the young people die from hanging. (AAS)

And the most shocking is the LGBTQ statistics:

- In a 2007 study, 86% of LGBT students said that they had experienced harassment at school during the previous year. (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network -- GLSEN)

- Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT youth reported being verbally harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation

- Nearly half (44.1 percent) reported being physically harassed

- About a quarter (22.1 percent) reported being physically assaulted.

- Nearly two-thirds (60.8 percent) who experienced harassment or assault never reported the incident to the school

- Of those who did report the incident, nearly one-third (31.1 percent) said the school staff did nothing in response.

There you have it, did that change your way of thinking?

Read the full story here:

At my school we had participated in The Day of Silence. I thought it was a great idea. This day supports LGBTQ against their fight from bullying. Many may not agree with being LGBTQ, but it's more of supporting them on fighting their way against bullying. That's what this day is about, to limit suicidal thoughts of our peers. Click HERE for more details and try to get your school involved to fight against bullying.

Thoughts? Comments? Stories to share?

Again if you have ANY thoughts or questions you can contact my formspring:

Friday, September 16, 2011


Yesterday I was at the grocery store with my sister. As she went to go pay for our items, I went to go return two movies we rented. As I was walking I saw a man. He at first was a little intimidating from the way he was acting but then he looked at me and smiled. He was probably the only person at that store to make eye contact with me and give me an earnest smile. I couldn't help but return it. That got me thinking, how many times in the day do we make eye contact with a person on the street and smile? Not very common. Usually, people keeps their heads down or they only look forward. Sad, but true.

I love to smile. I also love when a person will look at me and smile. I don't know if it is just me but whenever someone smiles at me, it makes me feel good. I am happy and touched by the fact that someone will show me a bit of kindness and smile at me. I know, it sounds so simple and maybe ever stupid to some of you, but it is something that matters to me.

On that note, I want to start a challenge. I want everyone reading this to think "Could I smile at at least one person I see on the street?" My challenge is, I want you to smile to at least on person you see on the street. You never know what a smile will do for a person. It could brighten up their entire day, to see someone they don't know make the effort to smile at them. Will you take my challenge?


Thursday, September 15, 2011

And the winner is...

I was upset to see only 3 people entering the make-up competition but ever still, that made it harder to choose our winner.

After some really badly timed communication errors on Stardoll's behalf, I have finally been able to give the results.

The 3 contestants - MMAlovergirl, Pikandchew and BellaCullen4210 all chose completely different takes on the peaceful make-up theme.

Here are the 3 styles:




All 3 styles are unique and I loved them all however, we could only have one winner

So, the winner is... *Drum Roll* ... Pikandchew

Congratulations, both me and Audrey thought that your make-up was just so unexpected and original that you were the winner of 1OOsd and instant make-up of the week.

What do you think?

Peace out.

- Megan

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Seriously Stardoll?

I'm pretty annoyed by a recent message I received off Stardoll after I sent in clear evidence of a member swearing, being racist and practically bullying other members. When I read the reply I was so angry so I thought to myself, "is Stardoll doing anything to stop this?" and my first thought back was: "Ermm.. no!".

Please click to enlarge it and the tinypic address to view the evidence is and the doll I reported, Fashionguy. who infact is a girl.

Now you might be wondering, why post this? I posted this because Stardoll doesn't seem to care about these problems. All they did was tell me to report and block but how will that help anyone, it'll just continue on until Stardoll get bored and decide to delete the account.

This is the complete opposite of peace. I am ashamed to be part of a racist, non-caring society that is full of fame whores and bullies. Obviously, not everyone is like that and there is a minority of wonderful and friendly people out there including our amazing Audrey and all the writers here and of course, the support and followers. Other than that, whores and bullies.

Do you think Stardoll cares about us and our welfare?

Peace out.

- Megan

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Perfect Imprefections!

Hi Dolls.

First things first, I am Nöur Grande also known as Kaami1990 on Stardoll, I am the new writer here and I'd like to thank Audrey, for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

Loving who you are, is important and of course it is a huge part of your self esteem, everyone is beautiful. So, in this post I would like you guys to post down below 3 things that you like about yourself and 3 things that you don't like about yourself, appearance wise or even personality wise. 
Just to show that everybody has flaws, but your flaws make you who you are. No body's perfect, so don't try to be perfect because the only way you will be perfect is by being your own person and loving your self no matter what.

And remember, dolls... 

Have a nice day/evening,
Nour :)

New Features.. Tell me your opinion win 50 sd

Obviously everyone on this blog has been introducing themselves, posting about what they wish peace for and peaceful topics.. I like the idea of that but I feel as if this blog needs to expand to REALLY include the members of stardoll... So i'm adding new features. Read below to see how you can win 50 sd

The new features that will be added are:
-A weekly advice column
-Branching out the medolls of the week even more. Every medoll of the week will win 25 sd.
-A weekly design that will be featured on the homepage for members to buy, it must have something to do with this blog. Winning design each week will win 25 sd+profit of selling their design.
-Assigned topics to writers (I will let them pick.)
-An independent modeling company run by this blog that will be sent to launch.
-A graphics competition every other week which will hopefully get the less noticed
-A highlight on a stardoll member choosen by you all also to be featured on the homepage.
-Various blog competitions

Now that i've made it apparent as to what I'm adding to the blog I want your opinions, what do you guys want? What do you want to see as a topic that will be constantly posted? What features do you think should be added? Tell me in the comments section and the response that blows me away will win 50 sd.