New stuff for the default Tumblr theme:

  • Four different layouts: Regular, Minimal, Wide, and Grid. 
  • Highly readable reblogs: Same as in the dashboard. Goodbye, blockquotes. 
  • Unique widgets: Say more about yourself by sharing your likes and top photos. 
  • Design tweaks: Little details that make the whole thing better.

As always, your header image, fonts, and colors will automatically match up across the default theme, the dashboard, and the app. How you look is how you look, everywhere.

One more thing: We changed the name of the default theme from “Optica” to “Official,” which makes much more sense. If you’re already using Official, you’ll be automatically updated (as long as you haven’t tweaked the theme code). If you’re not using it…

Jump over to 👉 and hit that install button.

New XKit 7.8.0

Welcome to the future! New XKit 7.8.0 is a comprehensive update of our base extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari with a bunch of improvements. New XKit is now fully a WebExtension on both Firefox and Chrome, which allows us to share the browser support code between both platforms. Most importantly, this means that your XKit will continue working on Firefox Quantum.

New XKit 7.8.0 should be automatically downloaded for you through your browser’s normal update process.

Note for Firefox users: You must already have New XKit 7.7.7 or higher for your data to be automatically transferred to 7.8.0. If you have a lower version, download 7.7.7′s xpi first at its release page. If you run into any trouble, follow the steps in this new-xkit-support post.

Also for Firefox users: If you have problems with One-Click Postage after updating, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Check out this post on new-xkit-support for more information.

Don’t want to wait for your XKit to automatically update? Check out 7.8.0′s release page for the version of XKit suitable for your browser.

As always, if you have any questions, you can stop by our live support chat (on Discord), swing by our always open ask box, or even send us fan mail!

You're Ok

Prompt: Mark and Ty calming Eth down when he’s really stressed/anxious. Thank you @tythaningalltheway for the prompt!!
(Ps I didn’t know if you wanted it to be more shippy or just platonic so I tried to leave it open to interpretation)

Ethan groaned in frustration. All he wanted to do was finish editing this video for his channel so he could start working on some of Mark’s videos. But his computer decided now was the best time to do automatic updates. Ethan wasn’t as pissed as he was worried. He knew he needed to get at least one of Mark’s and one of his own videos done today or else he’ll be behind on editing. Ethan was already not putting out as much content as he thought he should be. Ever since he moved out to LA, his scheduling had been fucked up. He knew the others in the house had tried to make his transition as easy as possible. And it did help some. But it didn’t help that he could only edit when at the office and that Mark made a rule that no one was allowed to edit past 9 pm. Back home, Ethan was use to editing into the early hours of the morning. That was one way how he was able to get two videos out each and every day plus work on a lot of Mark’s content. Now he could only get at least one video uploaded a day and was barely getting through Mark’s videos.

Ethan didn’t realize he was hyperventilating until he felt a hand on his shoulder. Ethan jumped as he whipped around, scaring the other person as much as he scared himself.

“Woah there buddy,” A soothing voice said.
“I need you to breathe. Can you breathe, Ethan?”

It took a minute for Ethan to realize that the voice belonged to Mark.

Ethan’s first instinct was to run. He didn’t really know why, but he felt trapped and needed to get away.
That was, until big muscular arms engulfed him and scooped him up out of his chair. Ethan looked up to see Tyler’s face looking back at him with concern. Ethan wanted to cower away.

“Hey now Ethan.” Tyler said gently.
“You’re okay. Breathe.”

Ethan was a shaking mess by the time Tyler got him to the couch. Tyler started rubbing circles on his back. Ethan almost didn’t notice Mark placing a blanket around him.
Ethan turned his head and looked at him. Mark sighed and wiped his thumb under Ethan’s eye. Ethan was suddenly aware of wetness on his face and realized he must’ve been crying.

“Do you need anything, bud?” Mark ask in a soft tone.

“Could- could I have some water please?” Ethan asked timidly.

“Yeah of course.” Mark smiled.

As Mark made his way to their kitchenette, Ethan leaned into Tyler’s side. Tyler instantly started playing with Ethan’s hair. Ethan let out a little hum and closed his eyes.

“Feeling any better?” Tyler asked.

Ethan nodded.
“A bit. Thanks.”

“Do you wanna talk about what just happened over there?”

“I uh I-” Ethan could feel the anxiety rising back up.

Ethan’s eyes darted around frantically before locking eye contact with Mark.

Mark seemed to realize what was going on, or at least that Ethan needed help, and quickly came over to the couch.

“Here’s your water.“ Mark smiled.

Ethan took it gratefully and gulped it down.

“Its getting late we should head home soon.“ Mark said, looking at his watch.

“Sounds like a good idea to me. Ethan?” Tyler looked at him for a response.

“Huh?” Ethan stopped drinking so he could hear.

“You ready to go to the house?”

“Uh…” Ethan glanced towards his computer.

“The videos can wait. Its ok, Ethan.” Mark said.

Ethan just nodded before standing up. Ethan can sense both Mark’s and Tyler’s eyes on him the entire time. He kept his head down as he went back to his desk to grab his phone.

“You ready?” Tyler placed a hand on Ethan’s shoulder, almost protectively.

“Yeah.” Ethan said, slightly leaning into his touch.

Tyler smiled as he led them to his car.
They piled in. Tyler driving, Mark sitting shotgun, and Ethan in the back looking out the window. Mark and Tyler almost instantly started up a conversation and only a few minutes later, they realized Ethan’s responses had faded out.
They looked back to see Ethan curled up asleep in the back seat.

“Poor kid.” Mark sighed.

Tyler just nodded in agreement.
“Should we wake him or?”

“Nah, I’ll carry him in.”

Mark got out once the car was parked and opened Ethan’s door. Mark carefully slid an arm behind Ethan’s back and an arm under his knees.
Mark carried him bridal style through the house, with Tyler opening doors for him until they made it to Ethan’s bedroom.

“Alright we should get out and let him sleep.” Tyler said from the doorway.

“I’d love to but uh…”

“But what?”

“He’s not letting go.”

Tyler looked over and saw Ethan clinging to Mark’s arm like it was a stuffed animal.
Tyler chuckled.

“Should we take him to the couch then and watch a couple of movies til he wakes up?” Mark suggested.

“Sounds like a plan.”

~time skip~

Ethan woke the next morning to find himself squished between Tyler and Mark.
The tv was left on and there was discarded plates and cups on the coffee table, which led Ethan to believe they didn’t fall asleep there on purpose.
Ethan pulled the blanket that was draped across him up to his chin before snuggling back down.
Ethan had a soft smile on his face as he drifted back to sleep.
New XKit Firefox v7.7.6

Hello everyone! In today’s New XKit update, we’re laying the groundwork for supporting Firefox 57′s release. This update adds WebExtension support for XKit and includes a migration step to make sure everyone keeps the same config both before and after the change. Because WebExtensions will be the only platform supported for Firefox going forward, it’s important that you install this update so you can continue to access your config in future versions.

Immediately after upgrading you may encounter a brief pause where Tumblr or Firefox ceases to respond to you for a couple seconds before everything runs normally. This is should only happen if you are running Firefox on a toaster made out of wood, but we want to make sure that you know there is nothing to be afraid of.

Your XKit should update automatically within the next few days, but if you want to hurry the process along, you can download it directly from (XPI file)

@staff why do you roll out HORRIBLE updates and automatically enable them without notifying your userbase very well at all, yet you couldn’t get your shit together to finish your in-app advertisement monetization for content generators? 

rly fucked myself over by hosting this blog on tumblr, could be making so much money elsewhere if i had anticipated this ol’ thing doing anything, which is so disappointing 

Hi Lovestruck fans,

Thank you for your patience while we have been working to resolve the recent loading bugs! We’ve released a patch that will resolve the recent loading errors for most users, and have given everyone 3 tickets for the trouble!
If your app does not update automatically, please update your Lovestruck app to the latest client to receive the patch.

Unfortunately, we are aware that this patch is not fixing the bug for all users, and we will continue looking into the issue.

If you are one of the users whose bugs are not fixed by the patch in the most recent client update, please contact our customer service at ! By gathering more information from you, we’ll be able to pinpoint the issue more quickly and have everyone back to reading faster.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

- Lovestruck

daughterofdante  asked:

Obi-wan wears glasses because he's allergic to the medicine that cure the need for glasses and everyone finds out. Please?

Pinching the bridge of his nose, Obi-Wan gave a low sigh of frustration before he seemed to throw his hands up in surrender and reaching into his belt and pulling out a pair of spectacles to everyone’s surprise.

They were golden thin wired, rectangular with thicker arms that seemed padded along with the padding over the bridge that went over the nose.

“Obi-Wa-” Anakin started before watching his master casually put a finger in his left eye and seemingly flickering something away before he put on the glasses.

“…Obi-Wan, what the kriff?” Anakin gaped.

“That was me getting rid of the only contact lenses I have and putting on my glasses Anakin.” Obi-Wan offered calmly as he started rereading the report, feeling the headache easing a bit as he processed the information without straining his eyes.

“Aren’t you suppose to wash your hands before putting your fingers in your eyes for that kind of thing?” Ashoka blinked, staring at him. “And you got glasses?”

“I agree with her, you got glasses?” Anakin repeated.

Obi-Wan hummed, giving an absent shrug as he continued reading. “Yes. I can’t use the eye correction medication nor the surgery. So my best options were contact lenses since its so easy to lose your glasses in a lightsaber battle. I still have a pair for emergency though.”

“They suit you master Obi-Wan.” Ahsoka swung her legs back and forth while sitting on a table, elbows resting on her thighs with a small grin. “You look even more distinguished if that was possible.”

Obi-Wan made a low chuckling noise. “I hated them as a child. In the creche…well they were a target for my childhood bully.” He offered in amusement. “Four eyed Oafy-Wan.” His chuckle trailed off.

“Oafy-Wan? Bullies? Doesn’t Bant call you you Oafy-Wan?” Anakin found his voice again, taking a few steps over to the other mans side.

“Occasionally, yes. Its a nickname that no longer hurts because its no longer used by a bully but a dear friend. And I’ve let go of whatever Bruck used to call me…” Obi-Wan looked up then smiled at him. “It doesn’t matter anymore Anakin.”

The blond would have responded if Cody hadn’t just walked into the tent. “General Kenobi I ju-oh!” The commander stared at his General in surprise before smiling. “Did you lose your contact lenses sir?”

“Yes Cody, I’ll have new ones in a weeks time but until then I will have to wear my glasses.” He sighed before chuckling. “And of course you knew I wore glasses.”

“Yes sir, I did study your profile. There’s a reason there’s never hoi-broth on the menu.” The clone shrugged before launching into the report for them.

Anakin blinked.

He was starting to wonder if he should take a look into Obi-Wan’s profile and history. He never desired to study it before but now he was starting to wonder if he should.

The copper haired Jedi nodded occasionally to what the commander was saying, humming in understanding and giving the appropriate response as light glittered of the golden rim of his glasses and the glass.

“Do they update themselves automatically?” Ahsoka suddenly asked curiously, interrupting Cody.

“What? Is that really important right now Ahsoka?” Obi-Wan raised his brows.

“No but I’m curious. You just put them on without any concern and you looked like the headache you had disappeared less then five minutes later.” She shrugged, sitting up and waving her hands. “I mean, doesn’t it usually take time to adapt between contact lenses and glasses?”

Obi-Wan sighed then shook his head. “Usually yes, but like you suspected, these updates themselves automatically.” He took his glasses of carefully, showing them the inner side of the left golden bar where Anakin could spot faint lights. “See these? These adjusts the glasses to the strength I need as long as the changes in my eye strengths aren’t to big of a leap. Sometimes I need to have them manually adjusted by an optician but as long as the leap is within a seven change up or down, I can just put my glasses on anytime I don’t have contact lenses.”

He put his glasses back on and peered at them over the rim. “Now, let Cody finish his report.” He turned back to the commander.

‘And I need to look up these optic glasses, they sound fascinating.’

The Sims 4: New Game Patch (July 18th, 2017)

There’s a new Sims 4 update available in Origin. If you have automatic updates enabled in the “Application Settings”, the game will auto-update once you open Origin. If you have auto-updates disabled, you will need to manually update by clicking the game in your library.

PLEASE:>>>> Remove all MODS and Custom Content before updating your game

UPDATE: 7/18/2017 – PC Version / Mac Version

Hey Simmers,

We spent some time working on some of the hot community issues out there. Each of these issues below were requested by folks in our community (except for one).

Hopefully we touched upon something for you, or even better, you haven’t run into any of these. But if you have, or you’re just curious, then these issues are for you.

General Issues

  • Sims will no longer restart writing a book from the beginning, after you have saved and loaded the lot.
  • “Watch Current Channel” and “Watch TV Together” are BACK baby! You can once again choose to sit down with your family, friends, strangers, and watch the current channel or together as a group!
  • We fixed an issue that could cause female Sims to remain wearing a pink bra when taking a shower.
  • Lots downloaded to “My Library” from the Gallery should no longer find that various thumbnails have gone missing.
  • Sims with the Kleptomaniac trait should no longer place items they have stolen into the inventories of the Sim they stole the items from.
  • Sims will no longer autonomously donate money to charity.
  • Throwing a Birthday Party will help to fulfil the Throw 3 Parties aspiration goal of the Party Animal Aspiration.
  • Oh… if only. I’ve been on the same 3 pages of my novel for 15 years now.
  • Wait… I’m sorry. The issue is that the mosaic censor grid will no longer have hints of mosaic pink in it?
  • Ok. So, just for clarity, the censor grid pink, that was showing in the mosaic, will no longer be present?
  • I feel so conflicted with this note.
  • Yep.
  • Yep.
  • I feel as though the story of Robin was lost in translation.
  • But they still feel good about doing it.

Get To Work

  • “Interrogate Suspect” has been removed from the interrogation table during the tutorial APB event as it didn’t do anything.
  • Your Sim should no longer get the Unable to Propose dialog when attempting to propose to Sims who are not employed by the proposing Sim.
  • Medicine can now be set for sale in retail stores.
  • Now if they don’t want to marry you, they’ll just tell ya.
  • “Oooh, I would totally marry you, but my job… yea. It’s crunch time, we got a deadline. Oh, and my boss, real hard a-yea don’t get me started. And, I gotta work Saturdays too. Maybe next time.”
  • Sims without license selling medicine. This seems fine.
  • Sims who reach level 8 in the Doctor career should now find that pregnant Sims are actually coming to the hospital to complete the Deliver a Baby promotion task.
  • C’mon honey, your pregnant, and it’s time to go to the hospital.
  • Nope? But, you’re… pregnant… and… it’s time.
  • Off what?
  • But they fixed the issue.
  • If you chose to wear ymHair_EP01ShortSwept and set your head shape to ymCompleteHead_09, and you look deeply into the eyes of your creation… you could see the hair under the skin near the eyes. This is now fixed.
  • The Regulation Station now has a Reliability value displayed in its tooltip, and the winning number is…. SIX!
  • Nope
  • Nope. Rather have my pregnancy off lot.
  • Off lot, you know off camera, no pain, no animation. No baby… and then *pop* baby. So much nicer than labor.
  • They did WHAT?!
  • Come on down, it’s time for the Price Is… this by the way was “the one”.

Get Together

  • “Play Darts With…” more than one Sim should now work, and no longer leave the Sims standing around looking awkwardly at one another.
  • You gonna throw?
  • What?
  • So… you wanna play some b-ball?
  • The dance interaction can once again be performed on a Dance Floor when there is a stereo playing music nearby.
  • Lost a toe.
  • Yep, *schtick* toe gone.
  • Lost an eye.

City Living

  • Start Yard Sale and Stop Yard Sale now indicate they are instant actions in the pie menu with the circle in a circle icon.
  • When you learn the 27th of 27 recipes, we will no longer congratulate you for learning the 26th of the 27 recipes, but instead we will congratulate for learning all 27 of the 27 recipes.
  • Vegetarian Sims that received the message that says “WOAH! Your Sim has discovered a delicious alternative to meat products! Who knew that a meal could still have the familiar meat taste without the meat?” will no longer again receive the message each time they travel.
  • Sims with the active trait should no longer attempt “Close Shot” and “Dream Big” interactions on the basketball hoop every waking second of the day. This has been tuned down significantly.
  • In order to meet the needs of our Vegetarian Sims, The Corporate Fridge Raider Revenue Generating Cooler now offers a Faux BLT selection.
  • Sims should now sit when they play the console game if there is an available seat nearby.
  • I think the poor guy visiting me was really confused as I instantly started and stopped my yard sale 20 times in a row…
  • He kept looking at me with that “Is this wooden horse for sale or not!?” look in his eye. It’s a very specific look. You don’t run into it much.
  • But when you do…. wooh… you’ll never forget the “is this horse for sale” look.
  • Congratulations.
  • As the slogan says, “Faux B, if it’s fo-everyone, it’s Faux B.”
  • Obviously… have you ever tried to rocket jump standing up, the balance to weight ratio of the stick to foot differential completely messes with the timing.

Dine Out

  • Top-level restaurant chefs should no longer cook poor quality food.


  • The Draught of Reconfiguration and Vampire Resistance Cocktail drinks will no longer have two drink options in the pie menu.
  • Sims should once again be able to Plan their Wedding Event with a Vampire Sim.
  • Vampires can now date.
  • Is marriage to a vampire considered a wedding or a funeral? One of you is dead after all.
  • Ok, ok… let’s not get into the dead vs undead debate.
  • Technically – as for your determination of their date-ability, well, that’s on you.
  • I wish you a happy twilight, and a merry nosferatu.

Happy Summer Simmers,

[Posted on behalf of SimGuruGnome who is enjoying a nice game of ‘Don’t Wake the Llama’]
Music for Programming, a playlist by allaboutdrama on Spotify
Focus enhancing music. Mood enhancing Music. Just Music.


Competitive Gaming (2335 words)

When Cas is done with Netflix – and when he says done then he’s actually done with it (the fact that he doesn’t need to eat, sleep or go to the bathroom does wonders when binge-watching) – he picks up games.

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Typed Notes
Hi all!

Recently inspired by @optomstudies post about Adapting to Uni Studying, I wanted to let you all know just how I personally go about typing my notes and why.

First of all: I use a Chromebook for all of my school work. This is because, Google, in my humble sophomore level opinion, has the easiest platform for creating, sharing, editing, and storing notes.

For my note taking:

I use Google Docs. I can organize all of my notes into individual folders for each subject and then even into subfolders for the units we are covering. I title my notes whatever best describes them. This is so I can easily locate the notes I want for studying later. This semester, in particular, I have two classes that cover many topics within the hour and a half lecture; because of this, I have decided to make large continuing notes for each unit. This is not ideal as my notes are about 13 pages long, but I can easily refer back to the information they are referencing and edit anything that I may have written in the past.

Why do I Type?

I choose to type notes when I have a professor that speaks quickly or covers a lot of information in one class. I am a very visual and a kinesthetic learner so handwriting notes works for me as well. Unfortunately, though I have a difficult time transitioning from spoken word to writing. I simply cannot keep up. For me, typing drastically minimizes this issue. I also cannot spell. I have a very minor case of dyslexia that makes me transpose or just incorrectly transcribe the letters: i, r, b, p, g, j, ou, etc.  This will still happen occasionally while typing but I can move past a mistake, relying on my computer to notice and then fix my errors. When my goal is to take in a much information as possible I don’t want to be constantly correcting my mistakes, or getting distracted with how to spell something.

How I Speed Up My Typing:


  1. Yes. Shorthand is still valid when typing. I have my own key and shorten words that I know will take less time to type. It’s really the same as when handwriting notes.
  2. I add my shortened words to my computer dictionary or turn off the red lines under misspelled words during class.
  3. w/ = with; w/o = without; govt = government; b/c = because; diff = different; etc.
  4. I also make use of my greater than, less than, and equal to keys

Shortcuts on the Keyboard

  1. Learn the shortcuts for typing effects.
  2. ctrl b = bold; ctrl i = italics; ctrl u = underline
  3. In Word, one can create controls for highlight and strikethrough, if those are tools you would like for typing.
  4. REMEMBER ‘ctrl s’ IS YOUR SAVE BUTTON!!! While Google docs and Word will update automatically it is a good habit to just ‘ctrl s’ at every stopping point.

Outline Format

  1. I always use the outline format for note taking. It is easiest while typing as you just need the ‘enter’ and ‘tab’ keys.
  2. If outline format is bad for our learning style, I would still encourage typing if it helped speed you up, keep your notes in one place, or avoid errors (such as spelling or misinformation). You could always transpose your notes later and make them into the pretty aesthetic pictures that go with all studyblrs.

These are just suggestions based on my personal note taking.

I really do like rewriting my notes as it is just one more way to get the information into my brain, but most of the time I want a clear, easy to read form of my notes and don’t have time to be rewriting everything.