With confirmation that the Percy Jackson Sequel : The Seas Of Monsters is definitely going to happen its time to read the second installment in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.
Kevin confirmed that the Second Movie rumors were true, but as of this moment he is still waiting to find out how much of his character (Poseidon) will be in this production
So that's why I read the book;-) and I'm afraid there's not much physical Poseidon but there are many connections to his character.
The Book is a good read, now that we have gotten to know the characters this one revolves more around them embarking on an adventure wrapped in the well known Greek Mythology story of the Golden Fleece. I could possibly see a few Voice over opportunities for Kevin's character and two appearances. (see the snips below)
"I couldn't hear them (Sirens), but I could see they were singing. As their mouths moved, their faces morphed into people I knew - my mom, Poseidon, Grover, Tyson, Chiron.
Then my dream changed. I was following Tyson to the bottom of the sea, into the court of Poseidon. It was a radiant hall filled with blue light, the floor cobbled with pearls. And there, on a throne of coral, sat my father, dressed like a simple fisherman in khaki shorts and a sun -bleached t-shirt
Book is available from amazon
click image above for a sneak peek of the first few pages
Thank you to Eileen of STC : East Africa, For organizing the link to this video for us
Save the Children and Grey’s Anatomy Star Kevin McKidd Release PSAs to Help Children in East Africa Crisis
WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Save the Children has partnered with Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd to generate more awareness of the emergency situation in East Africa, which is threatening the lives of more than 10 million people. The new Public Service Announcements released today highlight the needs of children and their families who are suffering from the worst drought in decades.
“These families have been left with no crops, livestock or water,” said McKidd, a Save the Children supporter. “Save the Children has set up emergency feeding centers to provide food, water and medical care to thousands of people each day, but more help is urgently needed. Aid workers are reporting that children are walking 50 to 60 miles, often carrying younger siblings on their backs, in order to reach these emergency centers.”
McKidd says he hopes the PSAs will inspire more people to help these children. Donors can learn more about how to help by visiting Save the Children’s website or can donate $10 by texting "SURVIVE" to 20222 (U.S. Only, standard messaging rates apply). source
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Some of you may know that Kevin McKidd is a great supporter of “Save the Children”. This year he has decided to do a charity event in which raising the money is the easy part.
The event is called a Tough Mudder, which will take place in NorCal on Sept 18th. Its basically an obstacle course that has been designed by British Special Forces to challenge participants and their level of physical and mental stamina while also promoting comradeship among those involved. This event requires participants to complete the course itself without being timed, such as in the case of Iron Man competitions, etc. It is more about strong will and dedication, and the basic concept of finishing what you started. The Tough Mudder requires all athletes to recite the Tough Mudder pledge as allegiance as well as the understanding of the philosophy of it. For those who wish to have competition as motivation, there is a separate group where those athletes can formally compete. Yet the majority of those participating are simply doing so for the experience of the event itself and raise awareness for their cause.
The dynamics of the Tough Mudder is not the average long distance race, or Iron Man. Athletes are given the choice of how they would like to design their stretch in the competition. Those wishing to participate in Tough Mudder for their own charity may do so as long as they pay the $150.00 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) that provides monetary help for injured American servicewomen and servicemen.
As Kevin McKidd continues to explore the NorCal Tough Mudder event for Save the Children: East Africa, please keep informed by visiting www.kevinmckiddonline.com where you will find up to date information on the development of this project.
As we first experience tragedy it feels as if we will never get past it, that the event will always be primary in our minds. Yet as time passes and we amass both the triumphs and pitfalls of daily living we start to move beyond that tragedy, finding ourselves changed by the event and yet also ready to again savor the normalcy of life as it unfolds before us. Our perceptions are often still colored by the tragedy we experienced but with time we can internalize the lessons of that event as we begin to carry it less heavily and move into a more aware future.
The middle of season seven saw most of the staff at Seattle Grace/Mercy West finding ways to move past the shooting which occurred at the hospital at the end of the previous season. Some had regained their stability and were ready to take chances to enjoy life again, as Miranda Bailey did upon finding herself on the receiving end of some serious flirting from Eli, an attractive nurse.
Others found themselves turning both a professional and personal corner as Alex Karev did upon both committing himself more strongly to pediatric surgery as his future specialty and putting in an appearance back home for his brother's commitment hearing.
And yet still others found themselves sinking fast under the weight of fighting their feelings about the shooting, as did Cristina Yang who now faced the fallout of having left her hard-won residency behind and, as a result, experienced a disconcerting lack of structure in her life. Meanwhile, her husband Owen Hunt found his frustration level rising as he struggled with how to help Cristina regain herself.
Running out of ways to channel the energy formerly harnessed by her surgical endeavors, Cristina was at a loss for how to fill her days. Owen watched his wife spin through attempts at decorating their new home and throwing a house-warming party followed by a disastrous run at bartending which left him saddened by the loss of Cristina's formerly energetic demeanor. However, as Derek warned Owen when he arrived after a long night of surgery to pick up Cristina who was drunk at Joe's Bar, "it's not as bad as it looks."
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for those asking about international payment to the Save The Children : East Africa Cause
Please note :
STC East Africa have set up a ‘PayPal’ button (and Amazon Payments and Google Checkout as well) on the East Africa emergency donation form which will work with international credit cards and checking accounts. They are creating a document for mail-in payments by check and will send that to me later today (which I will add it to this post)
KMKonline will be tweeting and Facebooking for Save the Children : East Africa
So please RT or Facebook along with us, and help us to spread the word
Modified to Add : Now Added ~ Please find below, attached a document for mail-in payments by cheque
Another option for international donations is to send wires directly to Save the Children’s Bank of America account. The details are:
FOR TRANSFER of FUNDS TO SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION, INC.
NAME OF BANK:
Bank of America
777 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
SWIFT CODE: BOFAUS3N (SWIFT routing code is only for transfers coming from outside the U.S.)
Account Number: 000062-2695
Beneficiary Name: Save the Children Federation, Inc.
***IMPORTANT: Please instruct wire transfer agent to include a description of the funds, i.e. Explanation of funds, designated Program
thank you to Liane from STC : East Africa for proving us with all the about information
Kevin McKidd and Kevin McKidd Online are joining forces once again to bring awareness to the Children's plight in drought strickened East Africa
We need your help. There is a silent disaster, as deadly as tsunamis and earthquakes, occurring right now in East Africa. Millions of people, most of them innocent children, are at risk in the drought-stricken region, at least until the rainy season starts in about 100 days. Too many children, especially vulnerable to malnutrition and dehydration, have already perished.
Save the Children is already on the ground saving lives. They are rapidly providing food, water, medicine and crucial support to families who have lost their incomes. But they need our help.
Can you and your friends raise $100 – that’s $1 a day for 100 days – to help them keep a child alive until the rains come?
Please join our cause and invite your friends.
Thank you so much.
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