thank you so much to everyone who participated in mine and @aliciqvikander ’s survey! we ended up getting 221 responses. below is a breakdown of each question.
disclaimer: there were a couple of responses that we considered to be disrespectful or homophobic that we decided to delete from the survey pool. the idea of this survey was to gauge the feelings & opinions of wlw skam fans regarding lgbt representation in the show; it was made with wlw fans in mind, and there were some skam fans who decided to take the survey and give disrespectful/homophobic answers, which was not the point of the survey.
[Modern AU, foster siblings/friendship, ~ 850 w. ]
tired but content as he sets off for home. He worked late again, but it was
worth it, it’s so much better to go home knowing he just wrapped up a project.
The streets he walks through are all comfortably familiar to him, Feuilly can navigate
them without actually paying attention. That’s why it’s rather late before he
realizes that someone is leaning against the metro entrance when he approaches
it. Someone that’s looking at him and that has an oddly familiar-
haired boy grins and pushes away from the wall. “Hi,” he says, sounding utterly
almost raises his arms impulsively, but he stops himself. Montparnasse never
did like hugs. “It’s good to see you,” he says and he means that sincerely.
giving a proper answer Montparnasse looks him over and says, with a slight
grimace: “You have a beard.”
of Feuilly’s mouth twitches into a smile. Montparnasse hasn’t changed. Or…maybe
he has. Despite the familiar all black he looks different. Older, of course,
but also… “It’s been a while,” he remarks.
Ok, now that I’m writing this I can see how strange it is that I’ve had my dog for almost 31 years, but when you live with something every day of your life, it’s kinda normal, you know? I mean, sure, it crossed my mind here and there that, hey, how come Snoop is 20, 24, 26 years old, but I never gave it extensive thought. Good nutrition and daily exercise is what I’d say and move on. It wasn’t impossible, right?
Okay so I’m gonna pitch my two cents in here and I’m not naming names but this is very obviously about one particular artist. I will name names in the fact that this is almost entirely about the Homestuck fandom. Not entirely! But almost entirely!
And let me give people a bit of history - a bit of perspective, perhaps. The Homestuck fandom is fucking old, okay. It’s not the oldest by far, and in comparison to most old fandoms, it’s actually really young, but as for tumblr phases? Old. Started in 2009, it’s 2017 now, somehow it still exists, but not in the way that it did in say, 2012 and 2013. The ““golden”” years. The dark days, for some, if they hated it. Lots of people who liked the comic back then were, say, 16-20 years old. That makes them 20-24 years old now. Most of them have moved on. Why? Because the comic went to shit. That’s a whole other post. But there were tons of pauses, some that lasted up to a year, and in that time other fandoms cropped up and a lot of people jumped ship because they just didn’t feel the same things for the comic anymore. And that’s fine!
So who’s in the Homestuck fandom now? Lots and lots of new fans. Lots of new fans who are in the 16-20 age range again. And that means that back in 2012 and 2013, they were 12-16. People who are now 15 were 11. You get my point. Math is fun when it’s as easy as subtracting 4. So with all these new fans pouring in to an already dying fandom and trying to revive it, there have been lots of changes in fan content. Ideas and headcanons being thrown out into the general masses that no one ever really thought about before! And tons of people thought, wow, yes, this is really cool!
But here’s the thing. Not every old fan disappeared. Some stuck around. I’m one of them, despite the fact that I only really care about two characters at this point (and my interpretation of them more than canon’s).
So let’s talk about that! I’ve had my headcanons for these characters since 2011 when I first started reading. I’m happy with my headcanons. When I see other people’s headcanons, they’re often different from mine. Sometimes I think, wow, that’s really great, I’m gonna adopt that. Other times I think, huh, that’s interesting, but it’s not for me. And guess what?
Not everyone’s headcanons have to be the same. And if someone’s headcanon is not the same as yours, it does not make it inherently wrong or bad. That’s why the word headcanon exists in the first place.
If you want to picture human Terezi as a 6 ft tall buff Latina pansexual transgirl? Go for it! But I’m gonna keep thinking of her as a 5′2″ scrawny bisexual pasty white ginger. Are either of us right? No, because she’s a fictional alien who doesn’t exist in real life. Do both of us have good ideas? Hell yeah! The more the merrier.
So the issue that’s been cropping up now is that people are getting really damn heated when someone draws characters in a way that they don’t agree with. And it’s fair to not agree with someone! But what isn’t fair is to expect that person to change just to conform to your standards, and to attack them if they don’t. What’s disgusting is when those artists receive death threats because of it. Fandom culture rallies against abusive characters and relationships, again attacking people if they dare draw them, but then they go about the systematic teardown of someone’s entire life because “oh guys I have the receipts!!! This persons is inherently terrible and everything they’ve ever done and ever will do is also awful because I’ve seen their art so now I know everything about their life in general!” You know what that is? Abuse. You don’t know these people. You don’t know what their lives are like. You don’t know how they think or what they’ve been through, what they’re currently going through, or anything. You can only assume, and most of the time, you’re probably wrong.
This needs to stop. We’ve already seen or heard about people who almost committed suicide simply from the amount of hate they’re getting. People HAVE died because of it. You, yes you, reader, YOU, do not want someone’s death on your hands.
So if you don’t like someone’s art? That’s fine. Take a deep breath. Find a different fan artist to reblog from. There are plenty of them out there. But understand that just as you’re sitting here on your side of the screen, there’s someone else out there on the other side of another screen, and your words can hurt more than you know. And if you want that? If you enjoy the power rush of pulling up old art, spreading assumptions like truth, calling people out, and starting witch hunts? Congratulations. You’re the exact kind of person that you’re telling people not to like. And sooner or later it’s going to catch up to you.
Hello there! My name is Selene and I’m looking for a penpal. If you’re not racist or homophobic and speaking in English I am sure that we’ll get along just fine. More about me: I’m 20 and I study psychology in university. I like books and movies and if you are interested in World Literature then we can exchange some book names as well. I like to have a penpal who speaks English cause I can only speak Turkish and English but I’d like to learn Spanish/German/French too. I like learning a lot so I think I can be a good penpal. I want to learn more about the world and arts and culture so we can chat for hours. Can’t wait to have a penpal. :)
Preferences: 20-24 years would be good and anyone who is racist or homophobic don’t bother please.
Requested by anon: “
What do you think are the members’ age preference when it comes to dating? Btw I really love your blog! “
A/N: I personally do not like the idea of someone underage/below the age of consent with someone in their twenties so, obviously, this is all IMO. These ages are the ages I could see them dating. I tried to remember how old they all are so I might be off by a year. Forgive me if I am! I hope you enjoy!
S. Coups/Seungcheol (22) - 18 to 26 (4 years younger to 4 years older)
I think Seungcheol prefers noonas and is less likely to date someone younger than him than most of the other boys.
Jeonghan (21) - 18 to 25 (3 years younger to 4 years older)
Jeonghan wouldn’t have a preference one way or the other. However, I think he would want someone closer to his age.
Joshua/Jisoo (21) - 18 to 28 (3 years younger to 7 years older)
Joshua is the one that, in my opinion, has the least qualms about age when dating. Being American, I think he shares a similar view to most Americans in that he wouldn’t be with someone too young, but wouldn’t mind being with someone older than him, which is why his range is wider than most of the others.
Jun (20) - 17 to 24 (3 years younger to 4 years older)
Jun wouldn’t really have a preference, but would be with someone mature.
Hoshi/Soonyoung (20) - 17 to 24 (3 years younger to 4 years older)
Hoshi would prefer someone younger. I think he’d want someone with the same youthful energy he has, but would want someone in the same stage in life as he is (so not too much younger than he is).
Wonwoo (20) - 18 to 22 (2 years younger to 2 years older)
Wonwoo would prefer someone close to his age and wouldn’t prefer one way or the other.
Woozi/Jihoon (19?) - 19 to 24 (his age to five years older)
Definitely prefers noonas. I’m 100% sure Woozi wants someone older than him or his age.
DK/Seokmin (19) - 17 to 22 (2 years younger to 3 years older)
Seokmin would prefer someone younger. Much like Hoshi, I think he’d like someone youthful.
Mingyu (19) - 18 to 25 (1 year younger to 6 years older)
Mingyu would prefer someone older. Like with Woozi, I just know he prefers noonas.
The8/Minghao (18) - 16 to 20 (2 years younger to 2 years older)
Minghao, above all the others, would be picky about age. I think he’d want someone close to his age and wouldn’t stray from that much. People are his age would understand where he’s coming from and would be more supportive, I think.
Seungkwan (18) - 17 to 24 (1 year younger to 6 years older)
Seungkwan has stated before that he likes noonas so…
Vernon/Hansol (18) - 16 to 21 (2 years younger to 3 years older)
Vernon wants someone close to his age and wouldn’t mind if they were a little older or a little younger.
Dino/Chan (17?) - 15 to 20 (2 years younger to 3 years older)
Dino’s underage so he’s more open to dating, for example, a 2000 liner or something. I think since he’s trying to be seen in a more serious light, he’d prefer someone either his age or older.
I found my clizzy roommate/college au headcanons and I’m sharing them here haha!:
＊ clary being an art major. izzy is not really sure what she wants to be but she’s there for music.
＊ the first time clary and izzy meet, izzy is already in their dorm and her side of their room is full of pictures of her and her family members, a vanity with an overflow of makeup, a dresser that is practically spilling out clothes, and very little books. izzy is sitting on her bed squinting at the schedule in her hand and then at the campus map. she doesn’t notice clary until clary drops her first box of items upon the floor. izzy looks up and briskly grins before saying, “hey, looks like we’re roommates and roommates help each other - do you know how the hell to read this map?”
＊ izzy helps clary bring her boxes in and clary is legit overwhelmed by how tiny she is compared to izzy
＊ izzy and clary from the first day are friends- though clary is pretty anxious around Isabelle, who attracts everyone with her charming personality, and clary sometimes feels a little awkward and bland next to garish Isabelle.
＊ Isabelle doesn’t mind Clarys more reclusive nature at all though. Clarys witty and staunch in an amusing way. She finds Clarys stubborn impulsiveness rather cute, especially coming from such a small, adorable girl.
＊ Isabelle is a socialite and Clarys always more introverted but Isabelle sometimes drags Clarys to parties with her because she doesn’t want to be alone. izzy makes clary a bit more open and comfortable.
＊ clary doing an art project and izzy watching in some unexpressed awe.
＊ izzy doing a music project and clary actually being super surprised to hear izzy sing bc she’s really good at it. Clary makes izzy sing while she paints bc group dynamic
＊ as the year progresses clary starts to get nervous at the way Isabelles smiles make butterflies fly about her stomach- she never felt these feelings towards her same gender before.
＊ izzy also begins to notice clary in different lights. this terrifies izzy who expressed attraction to other girls but was too afraid to act on it for fear of the way others would treat her and the way her family would treat her.
＊ izzy and clary having 4 a.m. talks. sometimes izzy is drunk. other times clary is the drunk one. either way, sometimes they end up arguing- other times crying- other times laughing. the 4 a.m. conversations are the pinnacle of their happiness and friendship for a long while.
＊ alec (who is also at this college and has seen clary many times) comes out and izzy sees that all the people who love him still love him wholly, regardless of his coming out. it gives her confidence and she begins to feel more stable.
＊ clary makes the coffee/breakfast in the morning to let izzy sleep in. she knows izzys order exactly and izzy always wakes up happy.
＊ they watch horror movies bundled up under blankets together on Clary’s shitty laptop but it doesn’t matter how bad the quality is and all the glitches that occur bc the jumpscares still manage to make them scream and the feeling of the other beside them is enough.
＊ the first night izzy talks about a conversation she had with Alec and then brings it to her own feelings- talks about liking other girls- clary nearly stops and drops everything. isabelle didn’t know clary felt exactly the same way.
＊ the night clary first says something is when it’s 4 am and she’s pretty drunk- she’s absent minded and let’s it stumble out how beautiful she thinks izzy looks, especially in the moonlight. izzy blushes.
＊ these events took place only in the first five months of school. it’s Valentine’s Day and clary is determined to let izzy know how she feels. she’s never been good with words so instead she takes the day off her schooling while izzy doesn’t and completely decorates their entire room with cute pink heart cutouts and pretty paintings and little roses (with alec’s and his boyfriend’s, Magnus, help.) needless to say izzy walks in and does start to cry. she says yes about dating her immediately.
＊ izzys happier with clary than she had ever been before. clary is too. they love it.
＊ they have pillow fights that end in laughing upon the others bed
＊ don’t get me started on them blasting music and totally doing duets pretending their hairbrush/curling iron/whatever is a microphone and having completely random mini dance parties. they probably get yelled at for noise complaints all the time.
＊ izzy letting clary on her shoulders/picking her up from time to time bc smol
＊ “which one?” “that one, makes your boobs look hot.”
＊ clary and izzy eskimo kisses
＊ clary and izzy totally carving their initials in some tree and then laughing bc how cheesy are they
＊ izzy: *says a pun/asks a weird ass question* // clary: it’s 5:30 a.m. go the hell to sleep
＊ izzy learns about the memes and clary is forever in meme hell bc of both Simon and Isabelle.
＊ okay but nude modeling
＊ they spoon !!! a lot!! izzys the big spoon- clarys the little spoon.
＊ izzy and clary totally buying books of Shakespeare and acting them out when they’re obscurely drunk in stupid voices and basically the oddest homemade costumes.
＊ they’re just genuinely happy and in love and everything is perfect.
Today, May 24th 2014, marks 20 years since the release of Aaliyah’s debut album ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number’.
Shrouded in mystery & baggy clothing, Aaliyah acquired the world’s attention at the young age of 15 when her first single 'Back and Forth’landed #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart; dethroning her then album producer R.Kelly and his track 'Your Body’s Callin’.
The song was released as the album’s lead single in early 1994 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 9, 1994.
Shortly after the release of ’Back & Forth’, the album was released under Jive records on May 24, 1994. Another Top 5 Gold single was spawned. Not only was this single a remake of an Isley Brothers classic, but it also flexed Aaliyah’s octave range and vocal versatility. Her rendition of 'At Your Best (You Are Love)’ripped the airwaves and its listeners with its tumultuous and sensuous harmonies. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 25, 1994.
'Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number’ was released as the third (and final single in the United States). Two more singles were released internationally: 'Down With The Clique’ and 'The Thing I Like’which also featured on the soundtrack for the action-comedy film, A Low Down Dirty Shame.
Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number received favorable reviews from critics. Many noted Aaliyah’s vocal ability and praised the soft spoken enigma for her distinct singing style that set her apart from the masses. The Teen Queen, whose name (pronounced Ah-Lee-Yah) meant, the Highest, Most Exalted One…The Best, often hid behind dark sunglasses & a strong sense of bravado. Aaliyah was credited for redefining R&B by blending her voice with Kelly’s new jack swing. The album peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on September 01, 1994.
It was last certified 2X Multiplatinum on October 24, 2001.
Likes: Kpop, Jpop, K-Indie, Fashion, Videography, Current Events, Social Issues, Video games (just a little bit.), music (I listen to almost a little bit of every genre.), Photography. . Dislikes: A lot of vegetables, spicy foods, seafood, people who aren’t socially aware of what’s going on in the world, rude/disrespectful people, & close minded people. . I’m Daveena, but most people call me Veena. I’m an introvert & i’m looking to make friends who are between the ages of 20-24 years old. I don’t talk much & I’m what most people would call a very quiet person. I’d like to think I’m pretty chill once you get to know me pretty well. I don’t mind talking to people through Tumblr’s messaging system or on any other social media like Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram & even Facebook since I’m active on most of those apps. .
I wonder if Napstablook is like, around 90 years old
ghosts probably don’t age, right? and Napstablook’s handle on UnderNet is NAPSTABLOOK22. Papyrus and Undyne’s handles both have numbers at the end, which could very easily be their birth years (95 and 91, they’d be 20 and 24 years old, which seems likely based on their personalities and jobs/ranks).
so what if Blooky’s number means they were born in 1922 2022* and they’ve just been hanging around the snail farm for nearly 100 years
*EDIT: apparently the game takes place at least 100 years later than previously anticipated, my bad!
Super Idol Chart Show: “Male Idols That I Want to be Mine” [VIDEO] T.O.P on the 1st Rank (Based on women’s age range : highest precentage > 41% chosen by 20-24 years old) G-Dragon on the 2nd Rank (Based on women’s age range : highest precentage > 39% chosen by 15-19 years old)