OUAT Positivity

Fandom Shout-out

There are so many times I’m so bloody glad I joined this website. I feel the need to keep appearances in Facebook, so it has evolved to only a means of communication. And then I enter Tumblr and I get Emma and Hook and CS from everywhere and it really makes my day.

So just a big thank you to everyone who gives positive vibes in this fandom by making gifsets, fanfiction, various edits, fanart (in every form!), metas, and by generally being here, flailing and talking.

From February 8th - 22nd, @canonspngifs will be hosting a Gif-a-Thon for users to create gifs for an under-represented episode! This time, that episode is 3.16 - No Rest for the Wicked! Any gif/gifset solely from 3.16 is eligible, so have fun!

If you need a high-quality version of the episode to make gifs from, I’ve provided a link to a download here.

After creating the gif/gifset, message this blog with a link to your gif post, and it will be added to my queue, as well as your username entered onto a list - once for each gif post. At the end of the month, a random user will be chosen as the winner! And the prize? Art!

These are just a couple of my art pieces, you can find more here and here! I’ll make any art you want - character (no more than one), landscape, animal, object, anything you want me to do, so long as it’s SFW. 

The winner will be announced at 12 noon EST on February 23rd! So have fun giffing! Even if you don’t plan to participate, signal boosting would be great!

Shout out to previous participants @armymenintheashtray, @artemiskitsune, @brothersinsync, @darlingcap, @dheanmon, @electricmonk333, @green-circles, @hellsbells91, @littleblondesamoan, @out-in-the-open, @sasquatchandleatherjacket, and @savingpeoplegiffingthings!


This is an important post about Misha’s nose.


“Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.” 

―  Gillian Anderson


People just kept walking with their shopping bags and their iPods.  He was alive, and then he was dead, it was like nothing. Like stepping off a bus.

He deserved better. And so did you.

Oh, I don’t deserve anything. Nobody deserves anything.

But I am owed…better.  I am owed.


Dee’s internal monologue during “It’s NB Deal”:

  • “oh shit this is happening”
  • “oh no”
  • “he’s going to hate me”
  • “i’m so bad at this”
  • The pure fear of rejection that comes with telling someone something like this.
  • “wait what”
  • “i can’t believe this dork”
  • “Jesus”

Dear Kaitlyn,

Thank you for this episode. Thank you this character. Thank you for this series goddamn it, it’s everything I need. Your writing, acting, dancing, and captioning are all amazing. Please continue to be amazing.


that one tumblr user that makes all those LaFontaine gifsets and hopefully doesnt weird you out (aka, Riley)


i cannot count the amount of times i have seen nice character gifsets with poetry overlaid, only to recognise the author of the poem and see that they have not been sourced. this is a post for anyone who makes those sorts of edits because you guys have been pulling some shit on the poetry community for a while now and it’s arrogant and needs to stop

NB: this mainly refers to poets who have originated online and don’t have the protection of instant name recognition like established poets do

  • the first thing that needs to happen is asking permission. what makes you think you have the right to co-opt someone’s else’s work for your own gain without permission? 

  • most of the poets i know are perfectly happy for their words to be used so long as they’re credited for them, but it’s still common courtesy to ask because you don’t know that they might not want their words used until that point.

  • if you ask someone permission and they say no, don’t do it. flat out, do not make the edit. 

  • there could be any number of reasons someone doesn’t want their work used (you could be editing for a fandom they hate, you could be using a queer poem for a straight ship, it could be a deeply personal poem) but the thing is, it doesn’t really matter what the reason is because it’s not your work and you don’t have any right to it. 

  • if you’re not going to ask permission, you at least need to source the poem. this is just basic respect tbh but the amount of times i have come across people just leaving the credit off is shockingly high and i’m over it.

  • if you’ve seen the words originally on another graphic that didn’t source it, don’t just link back to that edit with “insp” as your source; that just results in perpetuating the lack of source, because the next person who wants to create a similar gifset will link it back to yours instead. 

  • nine times out of ten, the author can be found by googling the first line of the poem and putting “tumblr” after it. it’s not hard. 

I found some of the internet discussion interesting, in that people questioned whether Clarke was in fact bisexual. That was escapist sex in that first episode. I knew that was going to happen. But it did become important to make it a female partner, because I felt like it needed it to be clear that she is bisexual. I usually don’t make decisions based on that. But I didn’t want there to be any doubt about it.”

- Jason Rothenberg (x)


But this morning, I must shake the dreams from my mind. I may also need a favor.

I told myself I wouldn’t make anymore giant gifset posts. …I lied.

It’s the scene before you get the quest for All New, Faded for Her. I wanted to get shots of him with his beautiful art, and also completely overprocess the shit out of his beautiful face. I love that bewildered eye quirk when the Inquisitor doesn’t understand what he means by “summoning circle.”

Also holy shit that top gif is incredibly long. It makes me really happy. Two whole dialogue lines in one gif?? It’s truly incredible.

Solas Gifset Masterpost