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Original Content PSA

Alright, y’all, I think it’s time for good ol Moon here to give you a lowdown of a lesson I’ve said time and time again to my bros.

NO IDEA IS ORIGINAL ANYMORE!!

Y’gotta AU that you wanna do that to do SO BADLY, but you find out that someone else has been doing it? DO IT ANYWAY.

Is there a cool concept that you have (ie. Sans’ Blaster weapons) that you’ve been planning but then find out that SOMEONE ELSE has been using it? DO IT ANYWAY!

Even if the concept is the same principal, there will still be something about it that straight up says YOU.

But when it STARTS being NOT okay…

IS WHEN YOU START ATTACKING THE PERSON, ACCUSING THEM OF STEALING.

There is a 99-100% chance that they didn’t know that you didn’t see their art and concept, and they thought of it as well! It is just overall saddening to see such hate in regards to ideas (or anything in general, but let’s stay on the subject here).Oh believe me, I’ve been on the other end, thinking of a concept that I found out was released before I even had the CHANCE to release it. I KNOW the frustration, but attacking the person who “stole” the idea is certainly no way to go.

Same thing goes to the bigwigs in the fandom: if someone thought of something similar, don’t accuse them of stealing. That discourages them GREATLY, especially if they’re artists who are still trying to learn. Chances are, they were inspired by you, and imitation is the highest form of flattery.

But remember: there is a difference between imitation and straight up plagarizing.

We’re trying to make a positive community, not a negative one, and if I can find some way to lessen the negativity, then I will start right here.

We have been accused of stealing something, HOWEVER, the situation’s been calmly dealt with, thankfully. Just keep a cool head, be the better person and talk it out, and if that doesn’t work and they get aggressive….

Block em.

The option’s there for a reason, my friends.

So once again: No idea is original anymore, you do you even if it’s been done already, but when it starts being unacceptable is when you start attacking and accusing someone for “stealing”. So please…don’t attack someone. Not only does it hurt them, it hurts you. They didn’t steal anything.

Unless they just straight up plagarized you, art, idea and all. THEN that’s a whooooole different issue!

College Writing Challenge

Alright guys!! I’m Super-duper impatient and have decided to do a writing challenge now! It’s because I move in to college tomorrow (August 25th). 

So without further ado, I present to you… The College Writing Challenge!

Rules:

  1. Gotta be a college setting. Of any sort. They can be in college as students, roommates, teacher/student… Can be AU or canon-ish, whichever you prefer.
  2. It’s either Marvel (including X-Men) or Supernatural characters of your choice. 
  3. No word limit or minimum!
  4. Send me an ask saying you want to go to college.
  5. If you’d like a song or prompt, send me an ask detailing which one, and a number. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want, since it’s already got the college requirement.
  6. Tag me, @thinkwritexpress in the challenge, and tag it #twx college challenge
  7. Deadline to post your fic is September 30, 2016. However, there will be extensions granted, because college and life. 

I’ll put all the fics in a masterlist for you to enjoy after the deadline.

Send me an ask/message if you have questions!

Tagging people under the cut to hopefully spread the word!

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UNDERLOVED-CHARACTERS SLEEPOVER ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello guy, as the first edition of Less-loved characters Sleepover seemed to be fun for a lot of persons, I’ll open it again this weekend, however, the awesome Admin Dee from @polycanons will participate as a guest here throughout the event. You can feel free to ask a special admin to answer your requests, we both understand you can prefer one or the other admin’s way to write and treat requests! [I’ll be admin Chiwa]

I’ll  not going give you a specific list, it really could be anyone, from the Vongola with Ryohei or Lambo, to the Varia with Levi and Lussuria and what about Millefiore? Bluebell and Zakuro, don’t forget Ken and Chikusa as well as Spanner and Shoichi, ALL OF WOMEN, Lancia and Gamma, Nozaru and Tazaru even those lovely Basil and Kusakabe! Let your heart goes boom for all of them just during three days and learn to know them, because they can be pretty fun too.
I’m waiting for you to ask for or share your drabble, scenario, headcanon, EVERYTHING, really, to show them some love!
Last time, we had some wonderful submissions whether by some Anon, @samantha-girlscout, @reborn-imagines and from admin Dee, so don’t be shy and send us some stuff, it can be domestic, relationship, fluff, Nsfw, hcs or quick scenarios/ reactions and if you need some ideas here is a list of things’ll wrok on;

- Send a character name only, with a mood or a word and you’ll get a random headcanon about him.

- Room Headcanons you can find the description here

- A list of prompts is available just under the cut at the end of this post for little scenarios or you can send your own idea in the box with your character of course ~

- Admin Dee’ll host a special «Fanmixes»! Just ask for a general fanmix with a character and she’ll give you some songs relating to them!

- Flame Match-up! Send in your description and we’ll give your Flame Type

- FMK, Would you rather…but only with less-loved characters.

- Want to know your admins better, talk about something? Even if it’s not KHR! relative we’ll be here all of our four ears open

Don’t forget to share your tiniest thoughts about them, the event will be open on Friday 26th August, Thank you!

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WELCOME TO THE DECISION GAME

  1. Asato Anzai, SHSL Parkour Artist
  2. Ayaka Kimura, SHSL Cyclist
  3. Boku, SHSL Darts Player
  4. Chiyonosuke Amemiya, SHSL Kotoist
  5. Cynthia Masters, SHSL Ballerina
  6. Fumito Miyoshi, SHSL Dollmaker
  7. Hiroto Fukui, SHSL Billiards Player
  8. Kazuki Kyubei, SHSL Animal Plush Collector
  9. Kimiko Kamiya, SHSL Nurikabe Champion
  10. Maemi Aida, SHSL Children’s Book Author
  11. Maki Chiba, SHSL Goalkeeper
  12. Mayumi Onodera, SHSL Majorette
  13. Miki Asahi, SHSL Memeticist
  14. Nana Nakahara, SHSL Escape Artist
  15. Neil Polish, SHSL Nail Artist
  16. Orpheus Edler, SHSL Fantasy Novelist
  17. Sachiko Tsukino, SHSL Director
  18. Tomoe Arashi, SHSL Historical Theorist
  19. Tuan Li, SHSL Entrepreneur
  20. Yumeko Hamada, SHSL Haiku Poet

Congratulations to everyone who was accepted! Please stand by for PM from your moderators.

New Mods!

Please welcome @ghostlyfraggle and @captainbritishbitch as new mods of Imagine Normal Block!! 

To everyone who sent in a form: thank you so much! We were so happy to get so many submissions. The decision we reached was so close, and we can’t thank you enough for the support this blog gets. 

Here’s a link to the updated mods page, and we hope you continue to enjoy the content we put out!

~Mod V

Hey guys, as this month is coming to a close we are looking for suggestions for next months Featured Artist.  

We believe that any community is happier when they are included in decision making, rather than simply being spoon-fed what a small group of people believes everyone should enjoy, which is why your suggestions are important to us.  

Featured artists are displayed for the full month in our blogs sidebar with a blurb about them and their art, as well as a link back to their blog (of course), to help promote them.  

  • Artists are not required to be a member of @hqartists in order to be eligible for a feature (though we’d be thrilled if they are). As such, we welcome suggestions for any artist within the fandom.  
  • Likewise we also accept suggestions from the community as a whole, so membership with us is not required in order to suggest your favorite haikyuu!! artist.  
  • We accept suggestions for Writers, Artists who draw or paint, Artisan crafters, and Cosplayers.  
  • Artists of all skill levels are eligible for this feature, we just ask that they be a positive influence within the community.  

So, what do you have to do in order to suggest an artist to us?  

  • Send us an ask with your nomination (anonymous suggestions are welcome, if you do not wish to be listed as the suggester please use this option). Please be sure to give us the name of their Tumblr blogs URL in order to avoid confusion over who you are suggesting. 
  • If you are able, please also tell us why you believe your suggested artist should get the feature.  (This is not mandatory, though it will help us a lot when selecting the featured artist).  

We look forward to seeing your suggestions.  Any signal boosting of this post is also greatly appreciated.  

- your friendly @hqartists team! 

Send me Fanfictions!!

I’m a little late for Fanfic writers appreciation day, but nonetheless I want to take the time to say that I really really appreciate the hard work and time fanfiction authors take out of their day to give to the Miraculous Community.

When I first watched Miraculous Ladybug I liked it, but what got me to love it was actually the amazing fanfictions written by devoted fans! The way they expand on the world and characters boggles my mind and, for me, makes a good show into a truly great show. 

So, in spirit of that, I really want to read you guy’s fanfictions! Inbox me with your favorites and I’ll check them out :^)

For those wonderful fanfiction writers, if you guys send me your OWN Miraculous Fanfiction I’ll draw fanart for it! If you have a fanfic writer friend who’s a bit shy or want to surprise them with some art you can send that as well, just make sure you have their permission to share the work if its not online.

After I get a sufficient amount I’ll make a huge list of all of wonderful fanfics and post it to my blog.

Thanks again, and stay Miraculous!! ;^D

The Updates are Delayed to Halloween

I might not be able to finish the updates by September, and i don’t want to rush them, so i added a few weeks to the deadline. Just some extra time for revisions, i suppose.

Also, i figured that reviving this blog on a spooky holiday would be fitting.

Again, thank you for your patience throughout this hiatus, although i have no idea why you are still following a nearly dead blog.

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The first official teaser for Lost Ember!

“A last ruler shall come when Inrah turns his face, followed by eternal light.”

Explore the remains of a fallen world from fascinating perspectives! Slip into the role of different animals to uncover the fate of an ancient world. Dive into deep waters, fly at lofty heights, dig underground as a mole or even climb steep cliffs with a mountain goat, there are lots of ways of getting around.

With a wolf as your main character a determined companion will tell a story of loyalty, despair and betrayal that led to the fall of a whole world.

Soon on kickstarter - visit www.lostember.com for more information and subscribe to our newsletter!

160723 BigHit Ent’s Tweet (Regarding EPILOGUE in Beijing and Rap Monster’s condition)

[Notice][BTS] Hello, this is BigHit Entertainment.

Rap Monster, who is in Beijing for the current ‘2016 BTS LIVE Asia Tour,’ showed a condition struggle/disorder during the performance, and thus among the crowd (t/n: medical personnel among all the people), he was examined by professional resident medical personnel at the site.

According to the medical personnel, it was a temporary/momentary condition decline that caused breathing difficulty due to the heat and lack of oxygen, but they said that otherwise there were no significant abnormalities during his health consultation. However, because we hold the member’s health as our first priority, Rap Monster did not go on stage, and today’s performance progressed with the 6 remaining members.

We sincerely apologize to all the Beijing fans who came to the concert hall and all the fans who worried (over us/Bangtan).

Trans cr; Joyce @ btsofficialtrans
© TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDITS

Much of fandom is focused around shipping and romantic and sexual relationships, so we want to create a space that is instead focused on platonic relationships and asexual and/or aromantic characters.

Fanmedia representing friendships, co-workers, families, rivalries, and even enemies are welcome. Any relationship that doesn’t revolve around sexual or romantic feelings is game.

This doesn’t mean those types of relationships are not welcome, but any media including sexual or romantic relationships or feelings as part of the main focus will include explicitly identified aromantic and/or asexual characters. It’s important for us to keep the romantic and sexual components to a minimum.

Those works that do include them will be clearly marked with our romance and sexual content grading systems. If something’s missing or incorrect, please let us know!

Ideally, the community will include fanworks from all kinds of fandoms, but at the moment it’s primarily stocked up with fandoms I myself (Admin @MusicalLuna) have been in.

This is where you, the community, come in!

We need submissions and mod/curators to help curate the widest variety of aro-ace friendly fanworks possible! If you’re interested in joining us as a mod/curator, please message or send an ask to @no-romo-recs-replies.

Not aromantic or asexual? That’s great! Even as a hard-core shipper it can be exhausting to be surrounded by romance fic 24-7–this blog is meant to emphasize all types of platonic relationships–something everyone can enjoy.

Check us out!

TWIN PEAKS • TUMBLR IRL

Chicago, when was the last time you went to a show that you could describe as “ridiculously awesome?” The answer: THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016.

Twin Peaks (@twinpeaksdudes​) and their good friend, Bae Cutler (@baecutler), are planning one hell of a celebration for you, with new music, and a room setup that only they could think of. We’d say more, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise(s). 

Click here to RSVP.

Entry will be limited to capacity so get there early and stay in line.

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Day of Diamonds
Labradorite // Moonstone

★ ✩ ★ ✩ G E M S O N A · W E E K ✩ ★ ✩ ★
✦ ✧ ✦ ✧ ✦ March 21st - 27th, 2016 ✦ ✧ ✦ ✧ ✦


Gemsona Week is back for its third year ♥ !!
Please reblog this post to let everyone know gemweek is back!

Gemsona Week | | Gemsona Archive | | Gemsona HQ | | Order of Amulets
@GemsonaWeek on twitter | | OoA Gemsona RP Forum

What is Gemsona Week?

Welcome to Gemsona Week! Gemweek is a fandom appreciation week for the Cartoon Network animated series created by Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe. “Gemsona” is a portmanteau of “crystal gem” and “persona”, meaning, create your own gem characters! There are daily prompts throughout the week and the gemsona community is encouraged to interact, roleplay and create!

So go make or update your gemsona! Get drawing and writing, browse and post in the tags (#gemsona & #gemsona week), join the OoA Gemsona forum, and maybe make some new friends this year!

Don’t forget to submit your gemsonas to the 2016 Hall of Gems before the week ends!

♥ IMPORTANT ♥ - No 18+ content in the tags or on the forum, please!
Use the tag “#gemsona week” in the first five tags of all your gemsona week posts, I will be queueing for this blog straight from this tag. Help me find your tumblr prompt responses so I can share it with everyone!


SCHEDULE of PROMPTS & EVENTS


Pick out your favorites to focus on, or try to do them all! Please have lots of fun this year!

✩ DAY ONE
Monday, March 21st ★ Music Monday

  • Make a playlist for your gem!
  • Sing a Song : rewrite a Steven Universe song inspired by your gemsona.
  • What does your gem think about the music on Earth? Do they play any instruments, or have they ever been in a band?
✩ DAY TWO
Tuesday, March 22nd ★ What’s With That Look??
  • Essential Expressions Drawing Challenge! : Use this template to draw reactions based on your gemsona’s shining personality! Use them for roleplay blogs or on the forum, or just for some good old-fashioned drawing practice!
  • The Answer : What, or who, does your gemsona love?
  • “Um… Will You Go to Prom With Me?” : Gemsonas in a High School AU setting!* Amulet Academy and Polymorphic Prep are both having student proms, and it’s coming up! Found a date yet? Send an ask or tag someone to invite their gemsona to prom with yours! (Psst, join the OoA Gemsona forum if you’d like to roleplay prom events. [HSAU Intro] [HSAU Campus Subforum] )
    * - forum involvement NOT mandatory. Just have fun with it on tumblr!
✩ DAY THREE
Wednesday, March 23rd ✦ DAY OF DIAMONDS ✦
  • Court of Diamonds: Redesign your gemsona as a member of the Great Diamond Authority’s courts. Do they belong to Blue Diamond, or Yellow, or…? Feel free to describe any character changes in your post- are they loyal, or rebellious? What do they think of the Diamond Authority? In what way do they serve their Diamond?
✩ DAY FOUR
Thursday, March 24th ★ Gem Couture
  • Steven Makeover! : Inspired by the Fashionista Steven fanart by c2ndy2c1d. Draw Steven giving your gemsona a glorious makeover!
  • Gem in Jeans : Based on her tumblr series of Steven Universe characters posing in a pair of jeans, show Rebecca Sugar some love by sketching your gemsona with jeans on!
✩ DAY FIVE
Friday, March 25th ★ High School AU Prom
  • Prom Night! : What is your gem wearing to prom? Do they have a date or going stag? (Sign up with your friends to participate in forum roleplay events!)
  • Snapchattin’ : Draw your gemsona’s snapchats to their friends.
✩ DAY SIX
Saturday, March 26th ★ Fusion Weekend
  • March Madness (Sat/Sun): Surprise “quick fusion” prompts all weekend! Meet with people on the forum & gemsona chat to find partners, or design fusions of your own gemsonas. Try to post at least one fully designed fusion before the weekend ends!
  • Someone Entirely New : When your gemsona fuses with other gems, they become “someone entirely new”- an experience that they’ll never forget. What is your gem’s most memorable and/or cherished fusion? How did their personality mix and mesh with their partner’s?
  • Let’s Do This! : What is your gemsona’s style of dancing that gets them “in the groove” for fusing? (Animated gifs are encouraged!)
✩ DAY SEVEN
Sunday, March 27th ★ Hall of Gems
  • The 2016 Hall of Gems is a collection of gemsonas active during this year’s Gemsona Week! Submit one or all of your gems (even alternate universe versions!) to the Gemsona Archive and leave your mark. The Hall of Gems will OPEN submissions on Tuesday, March 22nd and CLOSE submissions Monday, March 28th. Find out more and review the minor requirements on the Gemsona Archive!
  • Gemsona Yearbook : Did something funny or interesting happen during gemweek? Did your gem make a new friend or have an embarassing moment at prom? Memorialize fun roleplays, ideas or moments from tumblr and the forum and post them under the tag “#gw yearbook”! Make sure it’s in the first five tags of your post. (Bonus points for gemsonas making “Senior Quotes”.)

♥ I can’t believe we’re already on our third gemsona week!! Last year’s events were incredible, like the crewniverse bringing us Gusite, our Archive’s official V.I.G. (Very Important Gemsona).

Every year the gemsona fandom resurfaces and forms such a fun community, the week always passes by way too fast! Y'all always make the Steven Crewniverse proud… Time to do it again, so calibrate your tablet and @ your art friends.

Follow the gemweek tumblr and our new twitter account for updates, and be sure to lurk the forum if you’d like to try roleplaying your gemsona!

Whatever you’re comfortable with and whatever kind of fantastic gemsona-obsessed vacation you need, “make sure it’s a good experience. Now go… haveFUN!!

-ore

Nalu Week 2016 Announcement Post

Nalu Week is rolling around once more! As always, July 1st – 7th!

As you can see above, this year’s prompts are:

  1. Longing
  2. Reunion
  3. Admiration
  4. Secrets
  5. Struggle
  6. Climax
  7. The End

The thought behind this is a chronological one; it is meant to begin during the timeskip and lasts until the end of the story. But of course, you have all the freedom in the world and we chose the prompts with many alternative possibilities in mind. ^.^ They are just a suggestion, and you can come up with your own if you don’t like them. So go wild!

Remember to tag all your posts with #naluweek so we can reblog them!

***If you didn’t participate in NaLu Week last year or just need a refresher, please take a moment to read our rules and guidelines regarding submissions and take a look at our General Info page!***

art credit to @asketchbookthing
colours by @fainttwinkling