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Tips for Beginners

When typing this title, my phone autocorrected it to “Tips for Whiners” which is hilarious given the circumstances surrounding this post. However, my conscience got the best of me and I decided to title it differently even though there was peer pressure for the original title. However, not all beginners are whiners (by far) and I figured it wasn’t fair to lump people into a group. Plus, this post is meant to be far more informative and encouraging than it is critical and teasing.

New writers are always looking for help and tools to use to get their writing “out there,” wherever that is. They want to build their audience, which means gaining followers and notes on posts. They seek out help, work on their blogs, and write a lot.

However, some new writers fall into a trap of jealousy and complaining. They become frustrated, then turn their frustration into jealousy. They whine about not getting notes and followers, they complain about blogging cliques and unfair treatment, and they adopt an attitude of “Woe is me. The blogosphere is against me.”

This post is meant to be helpful to each group by providing both useful tips and reality checks. At no point do I actually mean to be hateful. Am I sassy, though? Yes. You can stop reading this post at any time, too. You can also take what works for you and throw out the rest. Nothing here is a blanket statement. 

But let’s just get on with it. ( And it is a long one)

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Bluebird

Prompt/Summary: This is fic number 12 for @mrs-squirrel-chester​‘s album challenge.  You know the boys before they go off to war

Pairing: Steve Rogers x Reader

Warnings: Some angst. 

Word Count: 931

Author’s Note:   See the end.  I love this song.  I sing it in the shower a lot.  I hope I did it justice.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5

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Album Challenge Master List

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this a post (complete with links, pictures and other tips) dedicated to all of you struggling through what seems to be a hell they call high school. i get it. i struggled through it, all my friends endured it and you’re probably in the same boat of wanting to throw yourself down each flight of stairs that presents itself. but please don’t do that! i’m here to help, friend!! this is a comprehensive list of all the things i learned from my time in high school. i hope this helps at least one person out there! as always, if you guys have any questions, my ask box is open :)

before we get into it: this is a link to my study routine because some people have been asking for it and don’t have a section in this post to put it under so i’m just going to leave it here.

self-care advice:

okay so, i’m going to be completely upfront with you. high school is hard. it’s especially hard if you want to do well. i can honestly say that senior year took its toll in more ways than one when i didn’t take care of myself or pay attention to my body’s needs. so here are some self-care tips to keep you happy & healthy.

1. eat a lot & stay hydrated

when you’re trying to finish a 2000 word essay, or pretty much all but shoving toothpicks in your eyes to stay up studying for an exam the next day, food is your best friend. food helps your brain work better and you’ll find that your concentration levels increase when you study on a filled stomach. there are lots of brain foods out there like dark chocolate, nuts, vegetable sticks etc. but don’t forget to reward yourself with a food of your choice after you feel like you’ve done a lot of work. couple all of this with lots of water to keep you feeling refreshed.

2. pamper yourself

i am completely aware of the fact that high school students don’t have the time to go to a spa or sauna every other weekend. however, you deserve a nice long bath or a good face scrub every now and then. other things you can indulge in:

  • sheet masks
  • body lotion (especially the nice smelling ones)
  • scented candles
  • hand cream
  • nail polish
  • eye masks
  • a good facial cleanser
  • serums
  • bath bombs

and the list goes on. trust me, being physically relaxed plays a big part in how your brain performs. if you feel a bit gross, take a shower before you start studying. it’s little things like that that’ll make a massive difference.

3. sleep

everyone says it, i know. but it’s so important. if you don’t get sleep the night before because you were cramming for tomorrow morning’s exam, go home and take a nap in the afternoon. get some shuteye in one form or another. pls. 

4. believe in yourself

it sounds so weird, and it’s usually not included in posts like these but in my opinion it’s one of, if not the most, important factor in high school success. think about it. if you’re spending those years of your life doubting whether your answer is correct, whether your science report is as good as the next person’s or whether your friends truly like you, you’re using up a lot of energy that could be used for things that’ll actually benefit you in the long run. that’s why my blog is titled “breathe” - because that’s exactly what you have to do, and sometimes that’s the only thing you can do in order to keep going. chin up. you’re going to be okay. you’re doing great. i believe in you. and you should believe in you too. 

organisational tips:

1. plan everything

i’m telling you now, get some kind of planning system. whether you want to use a bullet journal, a planner, a diary, an app, a computer program or your grandma’s paper napkins, seriously just pick something. when you have seven different classes and you have assessment for each, i highly doubt you’re going to remember every task that goes along with them. so, just take my word for it and plan plan plan.

here’s a link to how i used my planner back in high school. 

i also recommend a whiteboard monthly calendar so you can keep track of all of the important dates you need to remember.

2. post-its

i love love love post-its. i honestly can’t stop myself from buying them - especially the cute animal ones. post-its saved my butt when keeping my books organised and easy to navigate. you can use them to separate different semesters, chapters, lectures, topics etc. i also use post-its to mark any questions, sections or subjects that i’m unsure of so that i can ask my teacher about it the next day. i then write down the answer or explanation on a separate sticky note and stick it next to the question so i can refer back to it when studying for exams.

+ look at all the different kinds of cute post-its you can get!

so you can obviously get all your standard, basic post-its.

buuutttttttt, you can also get all of these fun ones too! they make studying a lot easier and a lot more fun, trust me. 

3. figure out a system that works for you

so in high school, i liked having notebooks for each class and having an accordion folder to hold all my papers. that worked perfectly fine for me but there may be other methods that work better for you. i suggest, especially if you’re just about to start or just started high school, that you experiment with different organisational systems to find which one suits you best.

i’ve got a page dedicated to my favourite supplies and how i use them. i hope you can get some inspiration from it in some way. 

motivational tips:

1. quotes

go on google, tumblr, facebook, instagram, weheartit or whatever tickles your fancy and search up some quotes that inspire you. it sounds really corny, but i’m telling you that it works. i had three quotes above my desk and they always used to motivate me when all i could think about was crashing into the comfort of my blankets. i would pick quotes and write/draw them out myself so i could add my own spin on them. i used:

  • “make hermione proud”
  • “effort only fully releases its rewards to those who refuse to quit”
  • “you have galaxies in your head, don’t let anyone tell you you cannot shine”

ta-da!

2. studyblr

this community! it’s the best motivation in my opinion. whenever i was in a procrastination slump, i would scroll through the studyblr tag or scroll through studyblr blogs and before i knew it i’d be ready to study for another hour. it’s honestly one of the most helpful resources, and if it’s available to you then i definitely recommend that you use it!

3. music

get yourself a study playlist. it’s amazing what music can do for your mood. add a mix of songs that will get you pumped to blitz through that 5-star difficulty chemistry question and songs that will help you concentrate when you need to find the right word for that english essay. studying when it’s dead quiet is weirdly deafening to me and i can’t concentrate if there isn’t some sort of background noise. just add whatever helps you - whether it be panic!, classical or in my case, kpop hehe

i have a playlist suggestion on my blog if you want to try listening to some new songs. :)

that’s all, folks!

in all honesty, high school isn’t going to be a walk in the park if you want to succeed. it takes dedication, a lot of persistence and a consistent work ethic. you need to know what you’re aiming for, and you need to want it just as much, if not more, than the person who wants the same thing. my high school experience was stressful and anxiety inducing, but i can honestly say that the rewards on the flip side are very much worth it. you’ve got this. you’ll do a lot more than survive. you will succeed. 

you can do it! i believe in you! 

stay motivated x

#69 [Enzo Amore]

Requested, #69. “It just…hurts.” (Prompt from here.)

Author Note: So this is actually from a part of a story I wrote way back when Enzo first got injured on the Payback 2016 PPV. When I got this prompt, it was the perfect reason to finally finally finish this. It’s long and fluffy and I’m not sorry.

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You felt like the worst girlfriend in the world as you ran through the back hallways of the arena, attempting to make your way to the car bay.

You’d been in your locker room, finalizing getting ready in your ring gear, when Nattie had come in, asking if you’d been watching the current match. Truth be told, you’d been so busy being in your hometown, visiting with people and making appearances, that you hadn’t remembered to turn on the closed-circuit TV. You were too focused on getting ready for your own title match that night on the PPV.

But all it took was one sentence from Nattie for all of your focus to shift entirely away from anything to do with you.

“Enzo got hurt in his match.”

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LAWLESS

Summary: Despite his youth, Eren Jaeger is one of the best and most popular doctors of the Kingdom. Among those interested on his services is included a recognized criminal clan, which does not hesitate to use the youngest of the Ackerman as bait. Eren never imagined that this “harmless” girl in red dress would get him into so much trouble, turning his world upside down.


N/A: since I deleted my blog back in March, the “read more” of my old posts is not working anymore, so I decided to re-upload chapters 1 and 2 together to make things easier for anyone who’s interested.

Art by Dani ♥ the full version of Lawless’ cover is here and there’s more related fanart here - I still have to reblog everything again, so the tag will collect more beautiful things done by Dani soon. You can also read the rest of the chapters on FF.net


Chapter 1. Crimson

Mikasa crashed against the wall backwards. Despite the hit, the coldness of the bricks did little against her accumulated body heat. Today’s training had been tough, since she had to battle against the stockiest and tallest man at Kenny’s service.

Said beast was face down on the floor, knocked out. From her position she could see how the blood dropped from his broken nose. They called him Will.

“Is he dead?”

The girl shook her head slightly, without even looking at the man approaching the scene. She needed to catch her breath and calm her heart rate. She wiped the sweat from her forehead with her forearm while she thought that yeah, she could have killed him. The idiot would have deserved it only for trying to be too clever.

“He should be dead, huh?” murmured the man in an expressionless tone, but Mikasa knew him well enough to perceive his simmering anger.

“The fucking pig”, Levi turned Will over easily with a foot, without any care at all, so he could check his face. Mikasa had done a good job wrecking that stupid face, the guy was going to look uglier than before. Usually when a training session ended like this, it was because the practice puppets had said something disgusting to her or tried something they shouldn’t have.

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You don’t own me part 5

Originally posted by deerest-xo

Excerpt: “Before we go in there you should know that you only speak when you are asked. Else I don’t want to hear any noise from you”, his tone was firm which should indicate you that there should be no backtalk. 

“What?! Am I a dog?”, you yelled.

“Act like one and maybe you’ll get a reward”, an evil grin spread over his face as he exited the car.

Word count: 2549 // Yaas my friends!

Warnings: Angst -  It’s slowly increasing!

Author’s note: I know that mostly after the third part or so the people loose interest in my stories but still there are a some of you who stayed with me!  @httpwyf​ , @dont-hyuck@vicassa@imbaekhyunstrash
@byunbunniess@literaltae@jookyunhoe@crovalkyrie​ I hope I’m not bothering you by tagging you. If so please tell me and I’ll stop ;)  
I’m very thankful to everyone else too! ♥

Even if this part wouldn’t be read at all I still feel like writing it because I do actually enjoy it! I see a lot of people struggling on here by the lack of response they get for they stories while they totally forget the ones who did read and liked it! I must admit that in the beginning I felt the same because it is hard. There are so many awesome writers out there so you always compare yourself. But actually there is no need because writing is  something just for me. It calms me down and I allows me to shut the world out for a little while. And that is what counts I guess. So yeah after telling you my little realization I hope you can enjoy this part :) ♥

part 1 || part 2 || part 3 || part 4

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So - American Wizarding has gotten a lot of feedback in the last couple months both in expectation of and in reaction to JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I won’t lie to you, loyal followers, we have been sort of dreading the release of this movie for a lot of different reasons. While we have never claimed any sort of ownership of Harry Potter or the vast, wonderful, wild world of its Fandom, we hope you can understand that we’ve spent years working together to build what we think is the most accurate and “realistic” interpretation of what the magical population of the United States of America set in the Harry Potter universe would look like – for probably more than a decade before this blog even got off the ground. It’s been a labor of love, and I hope you can understand and forgive how we have grown very attached to these ideas and head-canons. And why, after viewing Fantastic Beasts, we won’t be giving any of them up.

So I guess that’s the first official announcement: American Wizarding will not be altering any of its head-canons to fall in line with Fantastic Beasts. This blog will continue more or less unaffected by JK’s new Canon, and will stand as an alternative for anyone who wants to join us in our sandbox, or use our ideas along with some invented by JK or other fans to create their own marvelous, wonderful worlds of American Wizarding (we certainly hope you will share with us in turn).

The rest of this post will be a response drafted by yours truly (Admin. John – Laveau Academy – Class of 2006, Juris Doctorate of Magical Law, The Randolph-Poythress Institute, Class of 2010) to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Please note this review will be about as SPOILERIFFIC as you can possibly imagine – hence the jump cut below and the tags. Please also note that this will not be a critical review of the film on the merits of cinematography or from a filmmaker’s perspective – I greatly enjoyed the movie for its own sake, and thought it was a lot of fun and well worth seeing and discussing.

No – this review will be solely a response to JK’s new canons about American Wizarding Society and the new magical elements for the wider world introduced in the film or, more specifically, the many, many reasons we won’t be adopting them and what we disliked, and liked, about the ideas. This will, of course, touch on what we consider some plot holes and problems with storytelling, but as I feel there are a hundred critics better equipped than I (including my own co-mods whose opinions were of course taken into consideration when drafting this)  to give you feedback on the film itself, I won’t be doing so.

So! Spoilers beneath this lovely cut.

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unicornwizard69  asked:

What is underfell, what is underswap, and is fellswap common too? Like do they have planned out au stories that everyone generally follows (as consencus) or does everyone make up their own. Sincerely, a confused person who just searched undertale for the first time on tumblr looking for a cute phone background but instead found a bunch of au drawings.

((FIRST OFF—I just gotta say that I hecking love your icon my dude! Though I maaay be a little biased because Ryan’s my fave LMAO

In any case, Underfell, Underswap and Swapfell–as you’ve probably already gathered–are all AUs! Arguably speaking, Underfell and Underswap are some of the ‘big’ ones while Swapfell is relatively new and not as established beyond headcanons about the skelebros (at least on tumblr; originally it was centered around Alphyne by the original creator but then it got kinda derailed along the way by the fandom LOL)

Underfell was originally created by two people who have since let the fandom have full reign of it and locked up the hub blog for it (not mentioning their URLs because they said they no longer wanted to be associated with the AU). Originally, Underfell was meant to be ‘evil’ Undertale, but then the creators decided that it would be more fun to make it a design-only AU. This meant that everyone was free to use the original Underfell designs however they wanted and with whatever story they liked. The only set ‘thing’ about Underfell from that point on was that everyone looked edgy. :’D Other things that are considered universally accepted fanon lore for Underfell that don’t relate to appearances are things like Sans calling Papyrus ‘boss’ and having a taste for mustard as his condiment of choice.

Underswap was originally created by popcornpr1nce with the designs in this post. There used to be hub blog with information for this AU as well but that has also been shut down for a while now and, as far as I know, popcornpr1nce has since let people do their own thing with the AU. Underswap is essentially a swap of some of the more prominent roles in Undertale. So Swap!Papyrus takes on the role of Sans and is the one you fight at the end of a No Mercy run, Swap!Toriel takes Asgore’s place in the castle, Swap!Undyne takes Alphys’s place in the labs, etc. You can see most of the main swaps in that original picture but there are some more obscure ones (such as Gaster and Riverperson swapping) that have been kind of lost to the fandom since the hub blog went down.

Swapfell was originally created by kkhoppang who has since deleted their blog and also their twitter I believe ;m; I don’t have a link to their original line-up of character designs but I do have a couple other links to their Alphyne designs (along with some Tori and Napstaton <3) and their finalised versions of what the skelebros would look like. The designs you see floating around tumblr for the bros now are a popular fanon version that sort of took over after kkhopang left and aren’t actually anything like their original version. In any case, the idea of Swapfell was basically taking the Underswap universe and making it ‘edgy’ like Underfell and thus combining the two AUs into one. I actually don’t know much else about the AU in general—not in the least because I can’t speak a lick of Korean so I don’t know if there was ever any lore associated with kkhoppang’s pictures or not ahahahha

So, as far as stories go, Underfell and Swapfell have no set stories and everyone is free to sort of do whatever they like with the AUs, though most people typically keep in making it follow Undertale’s general story with the additions of a little more angst and violence LOL Underswap has more of a rigid format in that, beyond the swaps, the story stays the same as Undertale, but many fans have done creative twists of their own and really made the AU into something fantastic as well!

In the end though, honestly, you should feel free to interpret the AUs however you want and however you most enjoy them! If you’re new to AUs, it might seem a little off-putting or even over-whelming at first, but it can be a lot of fun to dig into them if you find people who do it in a way you like! And if you don’t like anything already made, there’s always the option of doing your own version! :’)

Anyways, I hope that was informative and, also, I hope you eventually got a sufficiently cute phone background!! <33 And if you ever need help on that note, totally IM me dude and I will hook you up because I’ve been hoarding pretty fanart for aaages ;3))

@the anon who has been sending @d–oki all these messages about me ‘reblogging my own caps’, let me make one thing clear. Never in my life have I reblogged anything of mine. I would’ve ended this here but you apparently sent two messages to her (this and this) and it pisses me off so fucking much to see this. it’s embarrassing and humiliating, and it’s hurting my pride and I’m unfortunately a very prideful person. I don’t care if I sound like an asshole rn, cuz I am and Im going to stick up for myself before anyone actually misinterprets this. plus im glad Lyric is so understanding and she handled it so well so screw you for trying to tarnish my name because I’ve got wonderful people around me, and everything she said was so genuine and true and there is no reason for me to write this post except for the fact that I am a disgustingly prideful being and I do not like the idea of being mistaken.

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So Glad To Meet You

So Glad To Meet You| Im Changkyun/I.M.

Prompt: Your friend got asked out by the guy she’s being crushing on for months and left you and his friend behind so hey let’s just study together

A/N: Post 1 of Teentopgot7teen’s Fanfic Extravaganza! IMmie is one of my favourite idols what a cutie. Requests are open so send me your prompts or use the posts on my blog to suggest a story!

“Hey, Y/N.”

You look up from your textbook and gaze at your friend passively.

“Don’t you think the blonde on the table over his super cute?”

You loved her to death but you couldn’t ignore how different the two of you were. You had come to the library to study and she had insisted on tagging along. You knew she wasn’t going to do any work at all. She was just going stare at the boys who always sat on the table next to yours like she did every single time. You had come to the library to study not get distracted by boys.

“I don’t care.” You said, trying to find your place in the textbook again.

“He’s looking at us! He’s looking right over here!” She continued in a whisper.

When you didn’t reply she poked your arm with her pencil and you just swiped it away. She let out a whine as her pencil skittered across the table. She stared at you until she realised you weren’t going to react. She huffed and brought her textbook in front of her again. You sighed at her childish antics and took a quick look over at the boys she was talking about.

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Tekken 7 Fated Retribution New Default Outfit Collection

OUTFIT UPDATE BLOG

Okay! So we have seen More Outfits now! I shall go through and include the ones we’ve already seen for this comprehensive review of them.

Hwoarang: 

Okay let’s get this one done first. XD I mean he WAS my old main and he seems to be making the most waves.

Here’s the thing; I don’t think the ENTIRE thing is a diaster. I feel that however:

-The tribal short sleeved shirt

-The cheesy tribal design on the pants

Are screwing with it. Take the shirt off, make it sleeveless, lose the decal, or make it a tank top and lose the decal on the pants and I think we’re onto something to be honest.

I mean the tribal designs are like, so dated. Like they’re so ‘90s they bleed Crystal Pepsi and wear flannel. They’re more '90s than blonde femme fatale concepts(HEYOOOOOOOO <3.)

Black hair is fine. People can dye their hair! I mean he’s known for his red but we can still make it red.

LOVE the eyepatch. Actually looks fucking dangerous, like he’s been through some shit.

LOVE the metal boots. I mean like he gets more and more metal on his boots every game. He seriously looks like he’s going to brain a motherfucker. Like jesus they look like they’re going to hurt.

Loving the collar. Yes, the leather collar fits and well with Devil Jin’s bondage now it’s fitting. XD

Sorry JinXiao fans but the costumes have spoken, we all know Hwoarang/Jin are meant to be.

OVERALL: Lose the decals, swap the shirt to sleeveless or a tank top. Honestly I think minus that stuff, it’s really not a bad outfit and indeed makes him look like he went through some serious shit. Or well you could give him his DR black and white card outfit. 

Devil Jin:

Bondage Much? Jesus Devil Jin you’ve outdone yourself. It’s like he jumped into a pool of Final Fantasy with the belts before following up with a shot of a BDSM club. What HAVE you and Hwoarang been doing on your spare time?

That being said, I like the shredded sleeves and the chain. Gives him a sort of insane look. That being said I wish he’d get some new pants and boots; I think he would look pretty awesome with buckled goth-boots worn over some leather pants with that getup.

I realize I tend to prefer my guys with less on the upper body. XD I’m seeing a pattern here, as I’d probably have made that sleeveless as well.

OVERALL: Pretty good I think. I like the bondage, again. XD Change the pants and boots though. Rip the sleeves off the rest of the way. Just go rivethead-bondage with this shit all the way. 

Steve:

I think Steve Fox may have gotten one of the biggest lucky streaks here. His is really fucking cool. Plain and simple he looks like the boxing champion that he is.

Ripped physique, nice color design, awesome robe, decal on the shorts might not need to be there but all in all I think his is about perfect for him. I mean while I really dig more casual outfits(one of my Steve customs is pretty casual), if they’re going for a 'ring look’ for Steve I think they could have certainly done worse here.

OVERALL: Yeah really, nice job on Steve guys! Though I’m sad he doesn’t have a Union Jack fundoshi. :<

Alisa:

Holy shit it’s a lot better than Waifu-Bot. It actually looks respectable and pretty cute in a non animebot way. The wings look really pretty, her little antenna are cute, it has a very RAcaseal look from Phantasy Star Online(If those who hadn’t played that game, they were the Female Android Ranger/Gunner class. They had the highest accuracy. And now you know and knowing’s half the battle!)

Skirt looks nice, color scheme works, though I will say fan artists are going to have an absolute blast with this one. And by blast I mean 'JESUS ALISA COULD YOU HAVE WORN A LITTLE MORE DETAIL.’

OVERALL: 100% better than the old kawaii-bot guys. I mean Dr. B would probably want to design her as human as possible. Lars would approve highly.

Paul:

USA! USA! USA! Paul’s is so gaudy, it…fits. XD Like, Hwoarang’s gaudy goes a bit far with the decals and stuff but Paul blatantly wearing American flags is just so damn Paul. Like he’s seriously the only guy in Tekken that can get away with wearing American flags.

This costume is amazing since it’s sort of like Paul dressing like Paul for Halloween or something. The leather, the biker stuff, all fits him. It’s like so overblown, it’s a shoutout to his Tekken 3 outfit all while being unmistakably Paul.

Wonder what’s up with the beard though. Did he dye his beard or does he dye his hair? May have to ask Marshall.

OVERALL: Would have loved to have seen his hair down, but it’s, as I said, very very fitting. And hilarious. 

That covers the new ones! Let’s go back now and do a quick revisit of the others that had been announced:

Bryan:

Awesome, just awesome. So cyberpunk mercenary looking. I missed his more merc look. Would love to see SWAT Bryan as an option again too for a custom!  

Asuka:

Pretty cool, no real opinion either way, don’t care much about the character.

Nina:

Not bad, I’m amused in my brain from the 3rd Birthday shout-out and yes that’s the shout-out because that game and DbD are about as good as each other. XD Grenades and guns are amusing since with Anna as my sister I’d pack to my wedding as well. Yes she’s marrying Lee or maybe Bryan(that fight in the preview wasn’t a fight, it was foreplay.)

Leo:

Looks neat, though I’m not quite sure what’s going on with it. It’s like…quasi-bondage? I never really saw Leo as that type. It’s pretty cool looking, though again I’m not quite sure what’s going on with it. (DvJ’s is more clear bondage fun. XD)

Feng:

Man I love his. He needed some more character IMO, and it looks like Lu Bu which fits Feng to a T. I mean I forever see him as Lu Bu in Warriors now. Excellent job.

King:

They gave him a cape. MAYBE they could have done a little more here? The cape fits, don’t get me wrong, they could have just added more. Maybe his long hair and a few costume tweaks?

Xiaoyu:

Looks very nice overall! I don’t much care about the character(I don’t mind her, she’s just there for me), but she looks pretty in this. Nice outfit design!

Lili:

VERY fitting. It’s like, something Lili would wear to one of her family’s higher-end meetings or functions. The teacup is a lovely touch. The preview vid looks like Sergei’s working for her because Mr. Rochefort hired him as a bodyguard. It’s awesome. I would have preferred her goth/punk look from DR, but I’ll take this. I hope to be able to customize the goth/punk look.

Sergei:

LOVE IT. Total general now. Like he got promoted because he is a badass. SO fitting. My only change I’d make is tuck the trousers into the boots; the tall boots have a more sort of fitting look, IMO, to a commander type. (Still hope for a great 'field custom’ with a vest, combat boots, cargo type of trousers since that’s my usual custom look in game.)

Okay that about wraps it up I think! All in all, it looks visually very promising. Some things could be changed…but well that’s why customs exist.

And now on THAT note…I will be back in a second blog with the trailer! Oh yes, the trailer…

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Shit Tumblr History Nerds Say to Each Other

Below are quotes - actual quotes - from a Skype chat me and a bunch of tumblr history nerds are in. Yes, we use Skype. We’re losers. Also here’s a disclaimer: it’s a private conversation where messages are typically sent without passing through our brains first. Do not take anything seriously. Also, reading this might will cause cancer.

Cast:

Lex@lex-for-lexington
Fuji, @fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode
Gideon, @tanks-a-lot
Shiggy, @uss-edsall
Joey, @british-eevee
Zach, @supermarketsecurity

Part 1 of ?: Sections 0 - 99

This post contains sections 0-99: 25 AUGUST 2015 to 12 OCTOBER 2015. Joey and Zach were not a part of the chat group yet.


Section 0

Off to a good start,

“you’d think that the friendship between tumblrs two Pacific War historians would be a little intellectual, but nope” - Fuji


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And we’re one chapter closer to the smut! And, and… This story won’t be over when they finally do it. I kinda have some ideas to keep this going. Oh and I hadn’t done it yet soooo.. I wrote in a shifting scene into this. Well, the more operative term would be I TRIED to write a shifting scene into this. I TRIED.

ALSO HUGE SHOUTOUT TO MY GIRL @writergrrrl29 because without you this story would be a hot damn mess and you’re amazing and I love you.

WARNINGS:

eventually rough sex, !Alpha Baron x !Omega Reader, biting/marking, talks of alpha omega dynamics ( things like reader having a heat cycle, Baron knotting reader at some point, etc) and pretty much anything that comes to me. I’ll update the warnings as needed. !Shapeshifting mentions.


Originally posted by rasslinroster

It was definitely strange, seeing Baron without the limelight and the cameras and all the people telling him how to act, feeding him lines. It was an eye opener, honestly. We’d just gotten into the town where most of his friends and the little family he had left were staying and we were meeting them for drinks at some bar they all liked to go to.

Corey flopped down in the seat next to me, tattooed hands gripping a Michelob Ultra and his index finger circling the top. “Figured you’d go with Ziggler. He seemed pretty damn confident at the airport.. What did my boy do to change your mind?”

I watched Baron and his brother horsing around at a foosball table, laughing loudly when Baron rubbed it in that he was winning and his brother spoke up quickly, “By one damn point. One, man.”

“I’m still winning.” Baron smirked as we locked eyes and it was that intense stare from earlier, back at the hotel this morning and I couldn’t help but feel my panties pooling with wetness as all the thoughts from earlier came back to mind again. Corey snickered and then nodded to Baron. “You still haven’t answered me.”

“Off the record, right? This isn’t Corey Graves, ring commentator.. This is Corey Graves, caring friend… Right?” I couldn’t believe I was about to just spill the tea as it were, but damn it, I couldn’t just hold it all in anymore. Corey nodded, took another sip of his Michelob and then told me with a laugh, “Yeah. I’m just curious because for a month solid there, you were at each other’s throats.”

“Who he is and who he lets people think he is are two very different things.. And maybe I have a strong dislike for bleach blond fuckboys who only want me because they know I only really want someone else.” I mused aloud as I reached out, stealing a cheese stick from the platter sitting on the table.

“So you do still want him.. All the annoyed looks and avoiding him and the two of you really ripping into each other was an act.. Any reason you’re just sitting on this and not telling him, Savannah?”

I coughed a little, choking on the sip of my mixed drink I’d taken. He’d caught me off guard, I didn’t have an answer for it right away. I mulled it over and then shrugged. “One thing, it’s more fun.. On a more serious note? He needs to prove this, for himself.. And maybe I want to have it proven before I just let him in.”

“Ah.. Good point. I don’t blame you, I mean he was pretty nasty that day on the plane. And I told him he was being a son of a bitch.” he smiled softly as his own wife slash mate came into the bar, excusing himself to go and meet her.
Baron wandered over and I saw the stormy look in his eyes. Was he seriously going to get jealous of every single man who dared to attempt conversation?
Apparently so.

“You can stop sulking right now. You don’t own me. And Corey was just asking me something because he cares about you. Don’t be a jealous asshole, okay?” I shut down the attitude as I calmly sipped my mixed drink and to my surprise, Baron pursed his lips but mumbled something under his breath that I didn’t catch and instead, he sat down, the back of the chair in his chest, tearing into the cheese sticks. He didn’t speak at first.

“Look, it’s hard not to get wound up.”

“No, Baron, it’s not. All you do is actually give me a little credit. I’m not your ex girlfriend.” I replied calmly, the startled look on his face as I revealed that yes, I knew all about the one other girl, the one he’d tried to settle in with, the one who’d rejected him.

Look, I’ve been in love with the guy secretly since I got signed to NXT back in 2013 We went through the PC together. Whether he realizes it or not, I saw how everything went down and I knew that while he’d hidden it very well, it had to hurt like hell.

Maybe that’s why I understood his pushing me away when his mark showed up on me, instead. When you love someone for so long and you’re thinking this is it, she’s the one and then you tell her this huge secret and she basically nopes the fuck out of the situation, severing whatever bond you might have once had, yeah.. It’ll feel like it’s going to kill you.

“I know.” he muttered the words after his shock at my knowing settled a few minutes later. “She was trying to fuck half my friends. It’s hard to bring you here and know I have absolutely nothing on you, there is nothing tying us together.. That  I basically treated you like shit and I honestly wouldn’t have blamed you if you just wrote me off.. And I don’t say this shit often, okay? I just don’t.. So take it however you want.. I’m shit at this.”

I weighed his words carefully and then, I was even more careful choosing my reply.. Because while it pissed me off, him lumping me in with that whore he called an ex fiance, I’ve spent the better part of a month now being nasty, pretending to hate him and more recently, I’ve just realized that despite everything, I just can’t anymore. This is the biggest reason I wish he’d hurry the hell up and be done proving what he feels he has to prove to me because I just… I want the rest of our lives to start? I want to be happy? I want to feel like I belong to someone and I want him all to myself.


but he’s still basically accusing you of potentially being like her…… not exactly…… either way, it was a jerk move and you should go off… my mind argued and I reached out, grabbing another cheese stick. “ I’m not doing this tonight. Things are going okay. Let’s not fuck that up. But for the record, I’m not the bed hopping bimbo your ex was. Now I’m gonna go play darts. You can sit here and stew in whatever you imagine you interrupted a few minutes ago, or you can take it to be exactly what I said it was and come with me.”

==

Baron sat there for about two or three minutes, just thinking about what she told him, their trip together so far and how the last time he bought a girl back it ended with the girl basically bolting for the exit when he sat her down, told her everything. Since then, he hadn’t bothered with letting another girl get close to him. Then Savannah came bursting into his life and try as he might – and he did try like hell at first – he couldn’t keep her out.

When she gave up not too long ago, it was scary for him. The fact that she was slowly re allowing herself to open up to him again here and there was huge for him. Her words just now hit him and the more he sat there slowly nursing his second bottle of the night, the more he realized that she’d never done anything to prove herself anything like his ex fiance.

He slid the chair beneath the table and stood, slowly making his way over to the dartboard, hanging back a few minutes just watching her in show off mode, a smirk on his face as he continued to nurse his beer and one of his thumbs through his belt loop. Corey made his way over, nudging him. “Piss her off already, man?”
“No.”

“So why aren’t you over there? Do you really have to drag all this out? All denying your nature is  doing is making you miserable. Personally, I think it’s making her a little stir crazy too.” Corey nodded to Savannah who was turned facing away from the dartboard, a dart in her hand. 

 
“She won’t hit this.” Baron was shaking his head, chuckling as he watched her attempting to play a game of darts. The smile on his face wasn’t hidden and Corey noticed it, promptly smirking to himself.


“Probably not… And wow, her aim is really, really bad… You should probably go get your girl buddy, before she takes someone out with those things.” Corey turned and walked away and Baron started to walk over, slipping up behind Savannah, his hands at her waist casually. He seemed to just fall into the habit lately, touching her whenever he was near her and he could. 

 
“Your aim is terrible, kitten.” Baron muttered against her ears as he stepped up behind her.Savannah turned, found herself pressed right up against his chest and Baron had to bite back the growl threatening to escape his lips as his cock twitched, straining against his jeans for the thousandth time that day. She bit her lip and held out a dart. “Show me how to do this then, romeo.”


Baron got behind her, raising her arm, bending it how it needed to go.. The entire time he was doing this, his breath was warm against her neck and he could feel her tensing all over, when his lip grazed her neck he heard her whimper, felt her shiver slightly. “Now throw.”

“Now?”

“Now. Just don’t take out anybody. You gotta keep your eye on the bullseye, kitten. Focus.” his body rubbed against hers lightly and he chuckled when he heard her mumbling, “That’s easier said than done right now, Baron.”

“I’m not distracting you, am I?”

She turned to look at him, a pout on full lips. “Do you honestly have to ask that?”
“I’m not trying to.” Baron chuckled and Savannah pouted, giving her own low growl of frustration. When she missed, she swore quietly and he guided her arm up again, bending it again where it needed to be bent. His lips slightly grazed her neck and he felt the shiver that went through her body when it happened, but when she hit the 7, she jumped up, clapping and forgetting herself for a minute, she turned and hugged against him. “Did you fuckin see that? It didn’t stick in the column or the wall.. Or land on the floor.”


His arms slid over her body and when she gasped, her green eyes meeting his, he saw the faintest deep darkening, her pupils bigger, her scent sweeter and he leaned in, nipping at her lip. “We gotta head out early.. Do you wanna get out of here?”


“We’re leaving tomorrow?”

“Yeah, I usually don’t stay in town long. Being honest, I usually just pick up X and we hit the road again.”
“X?”

“My dog.”

“You have a pet… Mr. Surly McCrabbypants has a dog. This I have got to see.” Savannah noticed then that yes, she was still sort of holding onto Baron. He glared at her and shook his head. “Besides… Your scent kitten… It’s driving me insane.. And if I can smell how badly you want me and that you happen to be in heat… Then I’m not the only one.” he nodded in the direction of a tall and muscular guy eyeing her from where the man sat at the bar.


Savannah bit her lip and felt her panties flooding all over again, felt the familiar tightening of every single part of her body as Baron very openly picked her up and carried her right out the doors of the bar, past the staring man and out to his motorcycle. 

 
She scooted onto the bike behind him and he sucked in a breath as he’d done earlier when they’d been leaving his friends place from picking it up. Her body was lightly thrown against his as he took off and it took literally everything in him not to find some dark place and pull off the road, do everything he wanted to do to her.


He almost jumped a foot into the air when he felt her nipping at his neck. He growled a little, a warning sound and she dared to giggle. “Sorry.”

“You better watch out, kitten.”
“Or what? The big bad wolf might eat me?” Savannah purred teasingly as they pulled to a stop in the driveway of his house. 

The dogs bark broke the silence and she’d just gotten off when she was nearly toppled over, being licked, making her laugh. She knelt down a little, looking at the dog. “You’re a sweetheart.”

“Don’t say that shit! X is a badass.” Baron gave her a look for saying it but Savannah poked out her tongue and then let the dog lick her hands, sniff them to get used to her scent. … because he’s going to have to because unlike some, I am here and I am here to stay… just have to let your owner get used to the idea… she thought to herself as Baron stood there, watching her.
==

“What?” I looked up from playing with X to find Baron staring at me intently. “Didn’t think you’d like big dogs.. Saw you as more of a small purse sized dog kind of girl, honestly.. Or cats.” Baron made a disdainful face at the word and I laughed for a split second before taking my phone out of my jacket.

He took the phone, looking at my lock screen, at my picture of my pit bull.“His name is Yoda.”

“Yoda? You named the poor dog Yoda?”

“When he was smaller, he had mange when I found ‘im.. Only had fur on his ass.. and the scales that come with the mange, well… They kinda felt like Yoda’s skin looked… Look, I was 8 and I really, really, really liked Star Wars.” I explained as Baron eyed me and then snickered a little. “You don’t know me like you think, okay?”

“I’m really starting to realize that.” Baron grabbed our stuff and stepped into the living room of the house and my eyes darted around because surprisingly enough, it felt more like home than I thought it would… I honestly thought that he’d have a bunch of furniture but nothing to make the place his own… I’d thought wrong, obviously, from the shelves displaying Civil War bone saws and horror movie stuff to the photographs everywhere, it honestly made me smile. I was slipping my shoes off and he cleared his throat.


“I’ll um… I’ll sleep in the living room tonight.”

god damn it, Baron!… but I want you in the same bed with me… Can’t you fucking cave in already?… I  get it, okay?….I wanted, more than anything, to scream that at him because I’m beyond frustrated at this point, but then I managed to calm myself down. 

 
He is doing this to prove how he really feels… To me.

And for some reason, I think he’s just proving to himself that he can let his guard down and get attached… It’s not entirely impossible to think that maybe, just maybe, he has his own insecurities about us.


He thought his last serious girlfriend was it and he went home one night and everything was gone but a note and his dog. That much I’d heard from one of the wives of one of his best friends. And I know that had to hurt like hell.

…. just like your ex did to you…. Just not quite the same reason… and you weren’t in a hurry to trust anyone, remember? It took you 3 years to finally admit to yourself that for whatever reason, you wanted Baron so badly you could taste it… 

 
“Are you sure? I mean that couch looks really, really small.. And you already cramped yourself onto that cot at the hotel.. And I know you had a kink in your neck earlier, I saw you, rubbing at it all night.” I bit my lip as I looked up at him.
“Just take the bed. You haven’t slept in almost a week.”


“I’ve gotten more sleep than you.” I pointed out as he eyed me and I tapped my foot, crossing my arms. “I can handle this shit, okay? I handled it all alone this entire time. I can handle myself.”
“Yeah, but..”

“Unless you’re fucking offering to give me what I really want, Baron.. Take the bed. It’ll help me sleep, okay?”
He stepped closer, that golden flash of lust temporarily changing the color of his dark eyes as he eyed me and tried to think of something to say. “Not yet, kitten.”

“That’s what I thought, romeo.. Now.. You’ll sleep on your bed, I’ll take the couch that we both know I’ll fit on better and that’s the end of it, alright?”

“You really think this is cute, don’t you? This whole tapping your foot, staring me down thing.. But I’ll let you have this one.. Just because I’m tired as hell and yes, my neck may be just a little cramped. But sooner or later, kitten.. I’m gonna show you exactly who’s in control.”


His lips were brushing mine, my hips were brushing his and both of us were so tense that any second we’d explode. I felt my heart beating faster, I felt the feverish heat of my skin boiling like molten lava and I felt more frustrated than I’d ever been in my entire life.


X was nosing between the two of us and whining for attention and looking up at us with a tilted head and an amused look and I fluffed the dog’s fur as I tilted my own head to look up at Baron. “Looking forward to it.” I muttered mostly to myself as I flopped onto the couch and found myself being the pillow for X when he jumped onto the couch a few seconds later, after I’d wiggled into place and covered up with a blanket that smelled exactly like Baron, my nose taking in the scent as deeply as it could.


If Baron doesn’t crack soon, I swear to God, I will lose my entire effing mind. It will be gone. 

==  
Knowing he was asleep by now, because I could sense it and I could hear his obnoxious snoring, I stood and stretched and made my way through the house and out into the backyard. I needed to do something to de-stress. The only thing I’ve ever known that relaxes me, - other than sleeping with Baron’s shirt lately, is to let the other side out to play for a while.

I hit the woods as soon as I hit all fours and it felt amazing and freeing. The wind in my light gray fur, the snapping of twigs and leaves and bramble bush limbs a comforting lull as I just ran for a few hours, playing around in the forest behind Baron’s house. By the time I was coming back, the sun was coming up and I knew I’d be grouchy as hell and totally useless for at least part of the day but what I wasn’t expecting was to see Baron standing propped against the wooden post on his back porch, arms crossed, eyes scanning the trees as I burst through.


I quickly grabbed my clothes in my mouth and found a shed close to the back of the property and hurriedly shifted back to my human form, stepping out, slinking onto the porch past him. 

 
“You still shift?”

“You don’t?” I asked, a brow raised.
“I haven’t since I was 15.”

“It helps me through this heat cycle bullshit, okay? I go and run around a few hours and it calms me down. Why wouldn’t you do it if you were stressed out?”

“Because doing it stresses me out.” Baron reached out, snickering a little as he pulled a leaf from my ear. I poked out my tongue and shook my head, sniffing the air. “You cook something?”


“Pancakes… Chocolate chip.”


“My favorite..” I bit my lip and fell silent, following him into the house. “How long have you been awake?”


“Since you left last night. I almost came after you but I wasn’t sure it was a good idea.. Besides, I hate shifting, I haven’t in years.” Baron sat two heaping plates on the table and then sat down, stabbed a mouth full of his pancakes as he looked over at me and so did I, groaning as the taste of them hit my mouth.
“Wow… you can actually fucking cook! This is…”He was smirking and I licked my lips as he eyed me and asked, “I’m taking that as a compliment.. But you can’t?”

“Nope. Motors? I can handle. Transmissions, bring it on… hell, I can even do hair and makeup and shit… But put me in front of a stove with directions and walk away and you will be returning to a house fire. The firemen in my town all know me by name, kinda?” I spoke cautiously while wolfing down my food.

“Nobody’s going to steal your food, tiny. You’re gonna choke if you don’t stop.”“I’m n-” I coughed as I promptly took too big a bite and after Baron hit my back, it went down. “I, ermm… Okay, sometimes you make good points.” I turned to look at him as I explained, “Whenever I shift out to the other me… I burn through food like crazy. I’m always starving.”


“Yeah.. Like that night back at the hotel, right? When I had your breakfast sent up?”


“You… you did that?” I acted shocked and bit my lip, staring intently at his, distracted by them a good f ew seconds before finally continuing to speak, 

 “Yes.. But how’d you know I shifted that night too?”

“I saw you go in your hotel room but I never saw you leave.. Then I bumped into you on the elevator that morning. Not that hard to figure out.. Besides, you always have leaves stuck to you whenever you do it.”
“I do not!”

“You do, kitten.” Baron smirked as I took a huge bite of my food and spoke through the mouth full, “It was easier than going to my dad and telling him what was going on and stuff, okay? Besides, I read my mom’s diary after I found her things in our shed… I knew she kept it hidden from my daddy. I didn’t wanna freak him out. He had enough going on. I mean my momma died unexpectedly… Then all his shit with the garage and other things… Besides, he wouldn’t have understood.”


“How do you know he wouldn’t have understood?”

“How do I know he would’ve?” I shrugged and sighed. “Look, he was already raising a little girl completely on his own and a lot of the time, that baffled him. The guy could hear the word Tampax and run screaming from the room.. he wanted to throw a bullet at my prom date and tell him that the bullets moved faster after 9:30.”


“Wow.” Baron couldn’t stop the laugh that came at her words. He was seeing her really smile for once, for probably one  the first times since he’d met her and her smile was… It was one of those smiles that you definitely wanted to see over and over again. It could light up the darkest night, it definitely had his heart beating a little crazy in his chest even if he’d never admit it out loud.
“What?”

“You had a 9:30 curfew for prom?”

“That’s seriously all you took away from our conversation?”

“Kinda..”
We fell silent and I felt X walk towards me, resting his head on my leg. I reached down, petting him on the head as I focused on shoveling the food into my mouth. I didn’t know what else to say, and besides… Baron was about to get a full on crash course into my crazy existance in about another 12 hours anyway… I just found myself hoping to God that it didn’t send him screaming for the nearest exit when he did.

i’m so frustrated by this idea that people need to publicly announce their reason for attendance of an event, or taking a class, or being in a space, or working on a certain project. 

especially if it’s a space structured around some sort of marginalized identity — disability, sexuality, gender, race, class — your check-in question as a leader or organizer shouldn’t be “why did you come here today? why are you in this class?” that so often requires a disclosure of identity that shouldn’t be necessary to participate. i shouldn’t have to tell you that i’m low-income as an explanation for why i want to go to an event that talks about class privilege. let self-disclosure happen naturally as people become comfortable.

this forced disclosure also creates and reinforces this idea that the only reason people participate in some kind of work or study about marginalization is because they themselves are marginalized in that way or have a close friend or family member who is similarly marginalized. this is really really pervasive in disability studies especially. i cannot count the number of times i’ve mentioned that i’m learning braille and been subsequently interrogated about who in my life is blind. it’s almost unthinkable that i might be learning braille because i want to learn, because i think accessibility is important, because alphabets and alternate formats are fascinating. people should be able to — and this means not just allowed to go in name, but enabled and encouraged to actually attend — go to an open workshop on LGBTQ history even if they’re not LGBTQ, and especially even if they’re not out as LGBTQ without having to justify wanting to learn. 

having to announce your motivation also discourages people with limited knowledge or a certain level of privilege from attending and engaging. if i someone answers a question of why they’re in a class on gender and public health by saying they’re pursuing a major with an emphasis on disability studies and a minor in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies and are particularly interested in the ways that disabled trans people experience barriers to appropriate care, someone who is taking the class because it looks interesting, because they want to learn more, because hey, why not, because they’re questioning their gender, because they’re experiencing newly developing chronic health issues— that person is likely to feel uncomfortable sharing that now. that person feels uncomfortable and inferior in the space already before you’ve even started

we don’t make everyone go around the room in a geology class to explain what personal connection they have to geology that makes them attend class. we shouldn’t do it for classes on identity, either. it distances identity-based subjects from other academic fields and limits their relevance to people who are directly marginalized along a certain axis of identity. 

when i run a workshop, i use one or both of following questions instead: 

  • what about you might seem rude to others if they don’t know you?
    • example answer: i communicate better if i can do other things to help me focus, like fidget, stim, or move. looking like I’m paying attention — sitting still, making eye contact, not multitasking — means what I’m paying attention to is performing that attentiveness. 
  • what helps you learn better?
    • example answer: i need to see something written in order to really understand it, so worksheets, writing on the board, and taking thorough notes are very important to me

and then, if i am working with a group for longer, and people are more comfortable and feel more prepared and safe sharing, i might ask “how do you anticipate that the positions you’re coming from will impact the way you act in this space?” for instance, are you concerned you will take up too much space? close out other voices? can you provide a theoretical background from the perspective of a certain theoretical framework? can you provide a lived background as an activist or someone who holds that identity? do people who look like you take up a lot of space in movements and work surrounding this subject? 

that makes space for sharing privilege and marginalization, knowledge level and interest, acknowledgement of fears and hopes, etc. without requiring a certain, specific type of disclosure.

does anyone else have any good check-in questions they like to use? how do y’all feel about disclosure at events and in workshops or classes? do you think it’s an important way to acknowledge privilege, or are there better ways in your opinion? let’s chat.

anonymous asked:

1/2 First want to thank you for the work you put into this blog. I cannot even begin to tell you how much use I've gotten from it. So my question involves mass casualty triage, specifically the types of injuries. The break it/bought it scenario is the Dr. MC is at mixer in a snazzy hotel ballroom when lots of vampires attack. I'm thinking a mixture of hand to hand combat injuries and animal-like mauling. My question is could you offer some suggestions for examples of red tag injuries?

2/2 I can figure out things for the green/yellow/black tags, but when I try to figure out injuries that he can actually treat right then, it turns out that he’s either getting someone to pressure somewhere, or the victim is basically beyond help at that time.  Is that all he’d really be doing?  I hope this question makes sense.  

Hey there! This question makes TONS of sense to me, but since I don’t think this will post before the masterpost on START triage that I’ve been working on, I’m going to give a brief overview of triage first, then get to your question, so that the rest of the audience knows what we’re talking about.

START (Simple Triage and Rapid Transport) triage is basically a way of seeing who absolutely must get treated first, who can wait, who can really wait, and who’s just straight up dead. (Note that I’m only going over the criteria for adults here.)

In START triage, patients are “tagged” according to 4 colors: Black, Red, Yellow, and Green. We’ll discuss in descending order:

Green Tag patients are your “walking wounded”, able to walk under their own steam. They don’t have any life threatening injuries, they’re not bleeding to death, they follow commands. These get treated last, even though they probably are screaming the loudest. Screaming is a good sign. Screaming means you can breathe. It’s the silent ones you worry about.

Yellow Tag patients are hemodynamically stable. They’re not dying, but they also can’t move on their own. Broken legs go here. Concussion patients go here.

Red Tag patients are dying right the fuck now and get treated immediately. These are patients who are breathing, but either very slowly (<8/min) or very rapidly (>30/min), or have slow capillary refill time or no palpable radial pulse. Patients who cannot follow simple commands go in this category too. They may be bleeding to death. They may have a collapsed lung. This group is the group where life saving interventions can be done on scene.

Black Tag patients are dead. They aren’t breathing, even after you reposition the airway. No breathing? They’re dead. This is a resource-strapped environment, and resuscitation eats resources. Move on.

Red Tag patients are critically ill. I can think of a few things in a vamp-frenzied mass panic scene. Here are a few:

  • Someone got staked in the chest by someone else who thought they were a vamp. They’re not. Now they have a tension pneumothorax (collapsed lung).
  • Someone(s) got their carotid ripped open. Now they’re bleeding all over fuck and creation. (This can be modified to be the brachial artery if you want something that your MC can tourniquet off).
  • Someone got a nasty blow to the head and is unconscious. While they may be breathing at a normal rate, they’re still a red tag. This is something that cannot be fixed in the field.
  • Someone got a table leg impaled in their leg, right through the femoral, and they’re bleeding. They’re bleeding all to hell.
  • Someone else got thrown from a balcony, or stairs, and their pelvis is fractured and they’re bleeding internally. Doc can stabilize their pelvis with a pelvic binder made from a tablecloth.
  • Shattered glass severs (blood vessel). Vamp bite severs (blood vessel).
  • Somehow the chandelier comes loose, pinning a character underneat, who can’t breathe very well at all.

Some red tags—most, with the neck wounds—will turn into black tags. If the doc is a very good doc, they will not be touching anyone at all. They’ll be having patients care for themselves, or having healthy bystanders treat the dying. “Put pressure here” is indeed his task, because “put pressure here” can save a life. “Make a tourniquet from this” is also useful. Your doc’s brain is what they need, not their hands.

Also, there is a podcast I absolutely need you to listen to. It’s by a critical care doc who was caught in a situation not wholly dissimilar to what you’re describing, though obviously vampires weren’t involved. But it’s about the way real people really react to this kind of trauma, psychologically. How they perceive. What they might experience. And it’s extremely personal and extremely triggering but it’s worth listening to, crying over, then listening again. At least if you’re me.

It’s here: https://vimeo.com/188766307

Good luck.

xoxo, Aunt Scripty

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callout for bon enoshimo

@enoshimo

previously/also known as:

names:
pb
payton
isaiah
neo 

urls:
tinpet
anongore
bxp
bugmilks
bonbel
ireallylovemilk
sugarpea1
heterophobism
hochoemoji
bonnibel1
stringtheorys
ageist
probably some others i dont know

alright to start off- i know bon has stated not to publically call her out but all the issues i’m going to talk about have been brought to her attention and she refuses to even listen much less apologize for them (that ive seen, if she has in fact apologized for anything here let me know). 

shes even ignored anons (i know because i’ve sent some) about issues or answered in the format of a post without the ask (’@anon i really dont want to talk about that because of drama it will cause’ ((not a direct/actual quote, just an example)) ) which is often used by people as a way to avoid drama/being called out because no one will know what the ask said and therefore wont know about the persons shitty behavior. 

bon also usually deletes drama off her blog shortly after it happens, purposefully making it very hard to hold her accountable for things she says as theres no proof directly on her blog.

so i feel its important to let people know about stuff shes done thats not okay since she wont see that its wrong and wont apologize. she wont be civil about it and right her wrongs and people have a right to know. so here we go

also i’ve never written a formal callout before so if this sucks im sorry lol

getting onto the actual callout. its pretty long, so there is a tl;dr at the end. but please, if you can, read the whole thing. its important and provides a lot of evidence. also all the images are transcribed.  

topics/tws: racism, ableism, guilt tripping, manipulation

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Names & Culture (mass answer)

Using Language but not the Culture

ttsukishima asked: Hi, I recently wrote a novel and I’m beginning the process of revising/editing it and I have a question about languages and cultures. It’s a fantasy novel and I want to include Asian (Japanese specifically) and Latino ethnicities. I want to use Japanese and Spanish to differentiate between the cultures, but that’s as far as I want to go (especially when it comes to names). I don’t want to include the actual real life culture because I feel like I’d just rip it off and not give it justice. Would it be okay to use the languages, but not much of the culture it comes from? Thanks!

Hi! I’d like to note that there are Japanese Spanish and/or Latinista people. Check out Brazil for example. Anyhow, using the language from a culture but not a culture is a bit off to me since the language derives from somewhere and a lot of it tied to the cultural roots. Erasing all culture completely and detaching the language is an uncomfortable idea for me. 

Your concern is you don’t want to rip it [cultures] off and not give it justice. Well, what can you do to prevent that? That’s what I think you should figure out (see our culture tags) as opposed to avoiding it completely. It doesn’t have to have a hearty plot influence but throwing it out just to avoid getting it wrong can feel like erasure and making decisions based on fear. I’d instead use that concern to be more cautious, taking extra steps to do your research, get feedback, and cover all your bases.

Perhaps you can reach out to Japanese Latinista people as well.

See also: A Mosaic of East Asian Brazilians from the city of São Paulo

~Mod Colette

Inuit Slurs and Names

froststrix asked: Hi, there wasn’t much in the tags about Inuit peoples and this blog is my most trusted source to ask, so sorry if this isn’t a suitable ask: 1). How offensive would it be for someone to be called an Eskimo (as a semi-slur)? 2). Are the names (Anyu and Sikuaq) acceptable for a modern society setting or should I give my Inuit characters more “normal” names? Thanks!

I can’t speak on if those names are suitable or not, but please don’t imply Inuit or any group’s names are not normal while western names = normal. How and what your characters would be named in a modern society depends on a lot of things, such as assimilation, how much the family wishes to uphold heritage, and so on. Have you read works by Inuit people and noted how they name their characters at all? That’s a start. 

An Inuit person would be a better bet for answers here as we have no Inuit mods currently. I’d try diversitycrosscheck or maybe one of our helpful followers has some insight.

On the matter of slurs, see this post.

~Mod Colette

Desi with English Name

Anon asked: sorry if you’ve been asked this before but my protagonist is desi except her first name is english (catherine chowdhury). basically her parents moved to England before she was born and they gave her an english name as it was easier. is this okay?

Yes this has been addressed before. You’re encouraged to look in the tags before asking questions. 

Name from Iñupiat Culture in Fantasy

Anon asked: About naming characters from fictional worlds - is it okay to borrow from existing languages or is that appropriation? I have a main character who is a WOC who belongs to a group I’ve loosely based on the Iñupiat of Alaska, would it be offensive to give my main character a name that stems from the same group that gave me the inspiration?

Giving the Iñupiat-based woman an Iñupiat name is a way of coding her as such, which I think is A-okay.

~Mod Colette

Dystopian Names and Race Matters

Anon asked: My story is set in a dystopian future, so I was wondering if it would be possible/realistic if names like James, Lucia, Sofia would still be relevant. In the Hunger Games, there are names like Katniss, Cinna, Peeta, etc. Also, almost all the characters are racially ambiguous in THG. Would it be realistic to have races in the future, or would it all be too mixed to not be racially ambiguous?

I get the feeling from a lot of these future settings with mostly racially ambiguous characters are an attempt at diversity without really thinking about proper representation. The descriptions are often kept so ambiguous that they all get read as different flavors of white. Having only racially ambiguous characters in your story can be done right, but it needs to be done with care and precision so you actually make them racially ambiguous. This means actually describing non-white characters!

As for the actual question. Yes, those names are okay. Dystopias and other subgenres of SF/F fall under the speculative fiction category, which means a lot of it is speculated on. No one knows how the future will look and so we must use our creative thinking and logic to create these settings. What feels most logical to you? What do you base this on? How far in the future does your story take place (how much time is there for change)? Both could be possible, it all just depends on the course our world will take. One will be more realistic (bigger chance of becoming reality) than the other, but it’s up to you as the writer to choose.

~ Mod Alice

Argentine American Names

Anon asked: Hello! I’m working on a post-apocalyptic story and one of the main characters is Argentine-American. I’ve tried researching Latin American names on the internet to give my audience further insight into his heritage, but I have my doubts since such baby name sites don’t seem too accurate. Instead, I turned to Wikipedia to find the names of notable Argentines and Argentine-Americans. Is this method alright or is there a better way?

Finding real people from the group is one good method for choosing names. You can even go beyond Wikipedia and look at everything from Argentine websites, news articles, and Olympic athletes. Make sure you’re not looking only at “dated” names though, and do check out the ages of said Argentine people you’re getting inspiration from. 

Also note (and as you’ll notice in your search) people are not a monolith and naming conventions can vary even within a family, especially considering location and other cultural and social influences.

~Mod Colette

Purposeful Name Misspellings

Anon asked: Most of names for my fantasy characters are either made up or deliberately misspelled. I’m not a native English speaker so I’m slightly insecure. I don’t want them to sound racist or appropriative, so are there any particular names or words I should be avoiding for my POC characters? They’re Black, Latinx, Native American, and also from all (non-Slavic) regions of Asia (including Middle-Eastern cultures which I’m most curious about). Thank you

Do you mean spelling a name such as Nicky as Nikki or something of that sort? Be mindful that if you deliberately misspell something, you might change the meaning. For instance my name (“Najela”) means “to shine” while “Nigela” means “the dark one”. Completely different meaning. 

Also, If you’re giving Chinese characters Chinese names, stay away from directly translating them. Don’t call someone “Jade Moon,” for instance; just call her Yuyue instead. 

~Mods Najela and Jess

Borrowing Names from Different Languages

Anon asked: Hi. Firstly, thank you for your blog. As a straight white woman, attempting to write diversely is a continual (necessary) process of painful (but required) self correction to weed out prejudices & pre-conceptions I wasn’t aware of. I appreciate the help you’re willing to offer. So! Writing! I’ve a diverse fantasy story, w/ different kingdoms of mixed races. I have borrowed names from all languages across them all, looking to meaning rather than origin. I mean it to be respectful - is this ok?

Thanks for your kind words! Check out the answer: Names Selected from Different Cultures.

~Mod Colette

Monster - Spanish Name

Anon asked: So I’m writing a fantasy story in a universe that’s basically ours, with our planet and people and stuff, but with a couple different worlds/dimensions with things like demons and dragons. The story focuses around wolves rather than people. One of the characters is a villain, a demon. In the demon world he goes by the name ‘The Monster’, but when he comes to the earth world he finds that the name doesnt fit and changes it to Elmonstruo, his name in spanish. Is doing this considered offensive?

The choice to name something in Spanish isn’t offensive.  That he’s changing his name to be understood seems odd, though. Antagonists usually tend not to care a whole lot about fitting in socially, and a name like “The Monster” isn’t really conspicuous. Of course, I don’t know your antagonist so maybe this is off-base, but consider that it seems a little odd. 

Anyway, no matter what you’re writing and what the details are, if you’re going to write a villain and the villain is from Culture X, then you’re going to want to have off-setting, non-villainous characters (with some screen time, not just 'Lol so there’s this Latino who crosses the street, representation quota achieved) from the same culture to contrast their bad qualities.  

- Rodríguez

New Family - Time Stamp

Originally posted by kawaiixliam-blog

Request: Hi! I want to start by saying that I love your blog!  

15- “Yeah, I know there’s a fire, but I heard that snuggling together can help preserve body heat…”

Author’s Note: So, this is actually a time stamp of my New Family series that I wrote for Christmas last year! I hope this is okay, the idea is probably a little different than was intended when the fic was requested, so let me know what you think!Also, I wrote this super late so I’m sorry if it sucks! Enjoy :)

Warnings: mega fluff; maybe some language 

Tagging @myteenwolf-world!

Also, if you’d like to read the series I’m talking about (which I highly recommend you do!), then you can do so here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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Cooing down at Alec, I lifted him into my arms and carried him down the hall. I watched with amusement as he flapped his chubby arms happily, a huge smile on his face. Coming to the top of the stairs, I stopped to adjust his shirt before we headed down when I heard a voice nearby.

“I miss you, too,” my oldest son said. “Yeah, I think they’ll let me. I still have to ask.” Liam must be on the phone with Hayden, I thought to myself. “Yeah, I know there’s a fire, but I heard that snuggling together can help preserve body heat…” I had to stop myself from snorting as I listened to him deliver the cheesy line. Deciding it was probably best to get the hell out of dodge before I got caught, I walked downstairs.


“Li, dinner’s ready!” Derek called up just as I finished putting Alec in his high chair. 

“Be right there!” he answered, a few seconds passing before his feet could be heard running down the steps. Derek helped our daughter, Ellie, get situated in her chair before kissing the top of my head and taking his seat.

“I can feed him tonight, babe,” he told me with a small smile, referring to Alec. “Don’t worry about it. You just relax and enjoy dinner. You were on your feet making it, after all.”

“Thank you, sweetheart,” I said, leaning over to plant a small kiss to his lips just as Liam reached the table and launched himself into a chair, immediately starting to pile food onto his plate. Derek and I watched with amusement as he heaped mashed potatoes and stuffing next to each other, barely leaving any room for anything else, but somehow managing to fit it all.

“What?” he asked after catching us staring. I shook my head with a chuckle, helping Ellie get her food.

“You eat just like your father. I swear, if Alec grows up to eat like you two, I’ll have to buy out the whole grocery store when I go shopping.”

Dinner passed by like normal, Ellie talking about her day in that excited way that small children do, Alec getting food all over his face, Derek and I sharing loving looks with each other over our kids. The only thing that was unusual was how quiet Liam was being. But I supposed that was due to the fact that he was practically shoveling food into his mouth.

“You in a hurry to be somewhere or what?” Derek asked, half joking as he took note of Liam’s puffed out cheeks, filled with food. Our son eyed his father for a second before looking back down at the table and swallowing his bite.

“Actually, uh-” Liam started, looking between us. “I was wondering if I could go over to Hayden’s tonight maybe?”

“Sure, sweety,” I told him. “Just don’t be too late. Remember, tomorrow is Christmas Eve.”

“Yeah, I know,” he replied, rushing the answer, eager to get out of there. 

“I’m serious, Li, we have an early day for family pictures. I don’t want you to be all tired because you lost track of time snuggling.”

“Mom!” he cried, eyes going wide as he dropped his fork. I couldn’t hide the grin on my lips if I had wanted to. Derek let out a snort, cocking a brow and looking between Liam and I with amusement. “You were eavesdropping!?”

“Hey, it isn’t eavesdropping when you leave your door open,” I pointed out with a playful smirk. He groaned, burying his face in his hands as he turned red with embarrassment. “I have to say, I don’t particularly like the idea of my oldest baby snuggling with girls that aren’t his momma, but I like Hayden, she’s nice-”

“Oh my God,” Liam groaned again, practically burrowing into his arms. I laughed at his reaction, loving that he was old enough for me to tease him like this. After all, what was the point of having kids if you couldn’t torture them just a little?

“Li and Hayden, sittin’ in a tree, K-I-S-S-!” Ellie sang, bobbing her little head from side to side. Derek and I burst into laughter at this, Liam seeming to practically melt into a puddle. Once we calmed down, he looked up at me through those long lashes with a cautious pout.

“Are we done making fun of me now?”

“For now.” I shot him a wink before returning to my dinner.


“This is the last dish,” Liam said, setting the dirty plates in the sink. “Can I go now?”

“Yes,” I chuckled. “Thank you for helping clear the table.” He gave me a tight lipped grin before leaving to put his shoes on. I met Derek at the door, leaning into his side when he wrapped one of his strong arms around my shoulders. 

“Be careful,” he said, handing Liam the keys. 

“I will.” We watched as he headed out the door for the car, one last thing jumping to my mind before he got in.

“Hey!” I called, grabbing his attention. “If snuggling leads to anything else, you better use protection! We don’t need anymore babies around here.” The last thing I heard was another one of Liam’s groans before he closed the car door.

Replies to the art theft post

tanialel replied to your post “I was going to post art today…”

You must talk with the Gays on Ice’s admin, she understands what is going on and also she wants to solve the problem, just take it easy and talk at the first place. Maybe you’re overreacting… (I don’t want to offend nobody.)

lizeth-sandwich replied to your post “I was going to post art today…”

Why are you like this? Not everyone knows who are you, I didn’t know who were you until you pointed out a page that I follow. What is so wrong about sharing “FANARTS”? I mean, they want to share it because they like it, and they are your draws, yes, but it is Kubo sensei work, intellectual property… For me, and a lot more followers is sharing art knowing who the artist is to follow her. I can’t believe there is people getting angry and want to report it.                

lizeth-sandwich replied to your post “I was going to post art today…”

+I mean, is a page where we can laugh, where I can find people who share the same love for this beautiful art. If you want to delete that page just for that simple reason is unthinkable for me. Deleting a page because they want to share your beautiful art, how sad. I shared photos of concerts, I could take money out of them but I didn’t because I like when people say thanks to me, I like to share. I did found people sharing my photos without credits.       

lizeth-sandwich replied to your post “I was going to post art today…”

+but didn’t make a fuss of it, I just commented on my pic that it was mine and followers saw me. Some others edit giving me credits. But anyway, I wrote all of this to make you understand that if you talk to them they might comprehend, you should not rush with your statements. We want peace not war, everything solves by talking.                

mallenlisromero replied to your post “I was going to post art today…”

Well….you have your point but this is overreaction, everybody knows this blog and the content is yours but your reaction is incredible. The people who repost your work is because they love it. I don’t know why that reason is bad. Are you angry for that? Well, the best solution will be to delete your blog. That way no one sees your work and doesn’t feel like sharing. I don’t want to seem rude, but it’s very illogical and childish your rule of repost. You must ask to the                

mallenlisromero replied to your post “I was going to post art today…”

+You must ask to the people who repost “why you repost?” I don’t think that they respond “I’m a fanart thief ” If they do, it would be funny. That’s my opinion.                

mallenlisromero replied to your post “I was going to post art today…”

I understand, everyone wants the credit for their work and that’s logical because they did but… Don’t repost, don’t share…both are “pendejadas", sorry I don’t find a word in English for this expression. Your art is good, You should be happy with your fans, and proud that they share your work, obviously with the credits              

sofiarvs replied to your post “I was going to post art today…”

Ellos ponen el autor!!! Así es como conocí muchos artistas, que culeros                

Okay, I’m going to break my habit of only posting replies one time a day in the afternoon. Apologies in advance, and I hope you also don’t mind if I reply to these all together to avoid giving repetitive answers.

You’re right, the series, the characters themselves, and canon is the intellectual property of Kubo-sensei and the other YOI producers. However, fanart that I created is mine. I have never claimed that I own the characters, just my specific depictions of them in images I have created. There is a whole discourse on this, but that is a conversation for another time.

You’re also right, that not many people know who I am unlike the creators of canon material like Kubo-sensei. People will see an official art, and automatically know how to find the people who made it, they’re credited on all official media sites. For nobody fanartists like myself, not so much. It’s just “fanart.” Most people will not know of me or my blog just by looking at art they find floating around the internet. All the more reason that I would like that they know.

I stated specifically in my call out post that I want people to be respectful, and I apologize if the community is getting any harassment, that was not my intention. My intention is to hopefully get you and others to realize just how hurtful art theft is. “You’re overreacting. Creating a fuss. It shouldn’t matter, they share because they love it!” are statements that do not try to understand how the artist feels. You do not know how I felt creating my art, you did not experience the time and effort and struggle it took to finish and upload them, so I feel that you do not have the right to tell me how I should feel.

I am not an art machine. I’m a person, who dedicates more hours than one would expect at a full time job to nothing but producing art content that I make available for free. We are all fans here; I want to create and share drawings that hopefully make people happy, and I hope you can enjoy them in ways that do not hurt me in return.

There are so, so many ways in which art theft is hurtful. Notes/attention is certainly part of it. My art on the community in question had over 1K likes, when the original post barely had 2K. Think of how much more motivated I would feel to draw more similar content if even a fraction of those people decided to view my work on my blog, possibly even like, reblog, or comment. Instead, those views simply tell me that those people don’t care about the creator, just my content.

If you actually want to discuss, please be willing to learn. HERE’s one post that describes very well what art theft does. HERE’s another. Some quick scrolling and searching #art theft will give you plenty of results.

Different creators (not just artists) have different policies regarding reposting, because we all feel differently about how we are comfortable with our art being shared and we all have different past experiences with fandom, which shouldn’t come as a surprise because we’re all different people. Most people have their rules stated somewhere on their blog, and if you can’t find it (please search first) it doesn’t hurt to ask. Crediting is not the same as permission, as explained in the posts above. Some people allow reposts with credit, some do not. Please respect everyone.

I personally feel my own policies are pretty clear. You also cannot make the argument that you didn’t know.

The fact that I am uncomfortable with my art being shared on other sites should be enough, if you respect me and wish to support my art you shouldn’t need more reasons. I shouldn’t have to explain my history of being more open at first, but being more and more hesitant to give permission after a long stream of abuses. I shouldn’t have to describe to you in detail how it has impacted me personally, how it has played into my depression, how it has made me stop drawing and leave fandoms in the past, and the amount of effort it took to come back from that and give posting online another chance. Me asking you to please stop should be enough.

On top of that, this particular post was my first nsfw work I put on Tumblr, after almost 4 years of having this blog. It took a lot of debating on whether I should do it or not. When I did decide to do it, I took a lot of precautions to ensure that I would be comfortable with my decision. It is incredibly mild, I posed them so nothing showed, I tried for the right balance (to me) of erotic but not smut, I went out of my way to try to make sure no one looked underage. I posted beneath a cut, I added tags and warnings. I was nervous, but wanted to share, thinking maybe if it went well I might get the confidence to do a little more. Instead, NOPE, that’s it for me, people reposting with none of my precautions, my discomfort is through the roof.

I’m not asking you to not share my works. I’m not asking you to not enjoy my works. There are ways that you can do that that only inconvenience you mildly, but do not hurt me. If you are on Tumblr or Twitter, you can reblog/retweet. If you want to share on other sites like facebook, please just share the link to my blog. Yes, it may not match your community aesthetic, yes, it will take one extra click for people to see the images on my blog, and yes, it may be tedious to then go back to your community to have your conversations there. But is that really too much effort to ask, in comparison to the effort it took to draw from scratch? If it’s just sharing the link, you don’t even need to ask me for permission. I promise that I’ve made my blog as easy to view as possible, and there’s easy navigation that lets you maybe find other art too that you can share in the same way. You can have your conversations on your site, and I can still protect my works on my blog and choose how to present them and get traffic. Does this not work?

I do not want to have to put my art behind a pay wall like Patreon. I like that anyone can view it. I don’t want to have to block out non-Tumblr users. I don’t want to have to create a locked community. I don’t want to stop posting my work online, and only have my work available through purchase of physical copy like many Japanese artists. I would like to keep my watermarks small enough that you can still enjoy the images.

I don’t ask for money or make you join a community. You don’t even have to like, reblog, follow, or comment on my work, though that certainly is wonderful. All I ask is that you please, please, not hurt me for posting art.

I am not asking that you delete your community or blogs, like you above have suggested I delete mine. I do not want people to be angry with you, and again I am sorry if people have been acting disrespectfully. I do however want to ask you to please try to understand artists, to please respect our wishes, to please treat us like people. So many artists have stopped drawing because of art theft, or have lost faith in the internet and feel they can no longer share. Please do not contribute to that culture. I do not want to be driven from this fandom too.

If you didn’t know how much art theft damages the artist, that’s okay. Now you do. I hope this post helps explain part of why it’s bad.

I know you love the series and want to enjoy fanworks. We creators want you to enjoy them too. We like the same things. All I ask is that you reconsider how you think of sharing art. A small change in how you share art is all it takes to no longer hurt artists, but instead encourage us. Yes, it is a bit more work, but isn’t it worth it? Please support us and treat us with respect, and we’ll draw more things you can enjoy, and together we can create a better fandom community.

Thank you.

-Kazu (YukiPri)

Edit: I hope no one does this but I’ll say it anyway: please don’t harass any of the people I posted this in reply to. I’ve said my piece, and I’d like all conversations to be respectful. I posted this publicly because I want people to know the discussion going on, but I have no quarrel with individuals. Please do not bully. Thank you.

EDIT 2: If any bilingual Spanish speakers would be willing to translate my response to the Spanish-speaking community, I would be incredibly grateful. I feel like they’re mostly getting “the artist is mad and we should just not share her work,” and that is not the point of this post, which seeks to explain WHY it is hurtful and therefore should not be done, and alternatives on HOW to do better. (EDIT 3: Someone has kindly offered to translate, we’re working on it now! Thank you!)

anonymous asked:

I'm a larrie and I don't really get this 'big larries lies!!', you are always so good to discuss things with and I'm always up for different opinions on things, so... I follow a lot of larry/larrie blogs obviously and some do post about "recipes" but 90% it's from an anon and the OP almost always say that they can't say if the story/information it's false or not. I never believe those things... I'm not sure if you understand that most people don't? If it's a story people mostly think it's cute.

im really glad u asked anon…seriously. bc antis can go on about “big larries lie!!!” all the time w/o elaborating so ur question is valid. and it gives me the opportunity to lay it all out as best as i can! thanks to @thelarrative for tagging stuff properly so i could find all of these posts! otherwise my undocumented ass would’ve been searching for years! 

okay let’s get started (we’ll go larrie by larrie):

vansandburberry: lied about danielle leaving during the x factor taping. someone who was actually there said that was a lie, that danielle stayed the whole time and left with louis.

lapelosa: hoo boy. perhaps the biggest liar of them all. claimed she knew briana did not give birth by saying “Yes I know the whole story is fake” but failing to give any sources. when asked if she knew “for a fact” if larry was still together, she simply said “yes i do”. no sources, no elaboration. just a yes bc DUH. who needs evidence or proof when you have lapelosa’s word. said she knows for “a fact” that azoff signed the whole band, that larry are definitely engaged to be married (from a reliable mysterious he/she-who-cannot-be-named-but-most-definitely-exists-of-course), that there “is no baby” in this lovely post that compiles her lies together.  a continuation on that whole azoff thing she claims to know in this post. on top of all of this…an anonymous entity submitted this story to lapelosa about meeting the tattoo artist at bondi ink who’d done louis’ dagger for him…it reads like a poorly, cheesily written fanfic, the most notable quote becoming larrie jargon: “the rose has already been taken care of”. to lapelosa’s credit she simply posts it and thanks the submitter for the story however the post gains almost 10k notes and as an anti blog at the time, i was FLOODED with anons quoting this bullshit at me and saying i’d lost. when lo and behold…the tattoo artist debunked the entire thing thru an instagram post that has now been deleted. but was the original submission updated with this debunk? nope! it was not! allowing it to conitnue on into internet eternity where unsupposing larries who’ve never heard the story to consider it as #fact (the debunk photo was posted by another larrie on this list however it only received 22 notes vs the 9k+ ppl who saw the original).

worshippedlove: has this document where she supposedly compiles all of the things she’s been told by “people” over the years about louis and harry being spotted together. source for the specific story in this post is ambiguous, story is exaggerated and details that actually place louis and harry together have been filled in (i.e. tattooed guy immediately became louis, no questions asked even though it could’ve been anybody with tattoos). 

conscious-ramblings: told a complete lie about Joe McElderry’s coming out under the guise of her supposedly “working in music” 

srslycris: talked complete nonsense about simon being “a wreck” over “a lawsuit” being waged by the entire band that aligned with the larries’ “it’ll be march soon” mantra. when march came and went without event, cris here had to do some improvising which proves to make absolutely no fucking sense.

aaronbutterfield: a “journalist” (i use that term oh so lightly) pretended to be “brand new” to the larrie culture when he wrote a heavily biased article on larry and why “things were shady”. turns out that was a big lie! @britishsoldierharry carried out the difficult task of exposing aaron for his larrie twitter likes and discovered that he actually wasn’t that new to the whole larry conspiracy after all! and to make matters even more sketchy…he then proceeded to unlike all larry-centric tweets sometime after britishsoldierharry created the original post! huh! fancy that. on top of this, he also said “no other celebrity child has ever had their birth certificate leaked” when that was a blatant lie. he also made this fucking ridiculous post that still makes my blood boil to this day about briana either “profiting off of someone’s closet” or “[sleeping] with a boybander all to become pregnant”, which he bases off of when he has interpreted she would have her first period (which ?????). uh huh. all the while not giving any sources as to how he KNOWS FOR A FACT all of that is true.

saracha33: misled her followers into believing that louis and harry were ALWAYS seen at the same time on the same day which….was proven to be very much not true.

lesbianslovelouis: the doll lady. convinced a very substantial portion of the larrie fandom that freddie was a doll (2 links there). was hailed for finding “the right doll” that was “obviously freddie”. was clearly wrong about freddie being a doll as he is very real and very lovely. a nice big fat lie that she never had to take responsibility for.

BONUS POST: @got-stars-in-your-eyes compiled this post a long time ago, which includes even more big larrie lies! rather than retyping them all out again, you can check out the post which includes other big larries like droppingtheveilofmaya, tellmethisisnotlove, zenlikejen, larryappreciation and more.

a bonus tidbit: this happened just before i ever ventured into the larrie tumblr world so i am not the expert as to what the entire situation involved or who exactly was involved…but it’s evidence that big larries purposely lied to their followers and manipulated what they were posting in order to keep the conversation “on track” to their liking. the post exposing it all is an interesting read.

finally, i am super glad to hear you don’t believe everything you read. but unfortunately others do not operate this way. u will just have to trust me when i say that larries do buy into this stuff and often do bring it up when they talk to me. i’ve had this blog for a year and had to constantly debunk stuff that i’ve debunked time and time again bc multiple larries buy into what the big larries are feeding them. it’s not good, seriously. and some larries will consider them facts until they’re called out on the bullshit and then retreat back into “it was just a headcanon it’s not that deep!!!!!!” which can be frustrating.

anyways, that doesn’t really even begin to scratch the surface with these larries but it’s enough to get a rough idea of the way these people behave! let me know if u have any questions at all :)