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an older design for thuringwethil Ive now moved on from but still; as well as a sketch of Mairon as I see them in the very early times aka “just moved into angband”. i feel sauron would take full advantage of trying out all kinds of forms and appearance (while it was still possible :)) …). also, that awkard moment when “hey thuringwethil can I see your boobs for reference”; then copying gothmogs hairstyle (horn-style?)

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[[ Some photos of the con with my friends! These are the twitter accounts of Alphys, adult Asriel, Sans, Papyrus, tiny Asriel, UF!Toriel and Frisk !

I absolutely love these people, it was way too fun to be with them and we will go to another convention together in a few months… next time with Napstabot! <3

mmmmalo  asked:

What are your criteria for recognizing a spambot? Icons that are porn, catfishing, tag spam, and lack of written voice are what I look for. I think I've been pretty diligent, but is there anything else worth looking out for?

I don’t have really firm criteria! Those things are pretty consistent indicators on Tumblr right now, as are usernames/blog titles that are generic, slightly-awkward, and contain very popular tags (”dogs-the-best” or “Rocking [Celebrity Name]” or etc). Sometimes those are run by actual people who are just failing to pass the Turing Test, though.

I feel like the closest thing I have to a rule is “if a blog could be entirely automated, it probably is.” But since what can be automated is constantly changing, and we don’t always know the rules, shrug.

A problem is that on sites like Tumblr and Facebook, where most content isn’t easily publicly searchable and most posts contain a lot of other people’s content (reblogs and etc), end users can’t tell good bots from people unless whoever’s running them gets careless. However, the smarter bots mostly exist for passive information-gathering purposes rather than for spamming, so they’re not as annoying - they’re not trying to be seen.

What happens is that the person running the bot picks a real person, and the bot copies some/all of their posts and avoids that person’s social circle. Since these bots are duplicates of a real person’s online presence, they’re convincing as long as you don’t know the original person. And even then, on Tumblr they could easily avoid notice by sticking only to copying, say, reblogs of things with 500+ notes or something.

- so, very easy, but fortunately not very useful, since people on Tumblr don’t really use their real names, and the content-locking features are so bad and rarely-used that there’s not much to gain from convincing people to let your bot in. Facebook is the place to be if you’re a creepy datamining bot.

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OK GUYS LISTEN UP

I BARELY EVER ASK Y’ALL FOR ANYTHING BUT JUST THIS ONCE

PLEASE COULD YOU WATCH THE HELL OUT OF THIS VIDEO

IT’S A CUTE TORTOISE BUT THAT’S NOT ALL 

EVERY PENNY OF VIEWING REVENUE WILL GO TO CHARITIES SUPPORTING SYRIAN REFUGEES IN EUROPE

IT WAS MY FRIEND’S IDEA AND SHE GOT ALAN RICKMAN (no I’m not kidding) TO DO THE VOICEOVER

SO PLEASE

WATCH IT

SHARE IT

LITERALLY REBLOG TO SAVE A LIFE

Spam and Tag Abuse

Yo yo!! How is everyone? Good I hope! :D

So there seems to be an influx of random accounts who are not part of the fandom just posting links to sites with stuff like “10 conveniently timed photos” or “Top 5 weird positions” etc. etc., you know the type. Nothing but clickbait to make you visit the site. However they seem to be abusing the tag system to be put in popular tags so more people will see their nonsense. 

They look like this

If you see any of these I would love if you guys could report or flag them, I’ve been trying my best already to do it but there’s so many of them and they literally have nothing to do with the tags they mention, just abusing it to get more clicks. It sucks to see that stuff in the middle of all the lovely regular posts from you guys and I don’t want it to become a sea of spam we all hate venturing into :)

honestly though like ghostbusters was so refreshing? I know it isn’t the first movie to do this but it’s so rare to have huge budget films portray women in the way ghostbusters did. the women in this movie got to have dramatic battle montages and scream and slap each other and shoot lasers and get covered in ectoplasm and get dirty and gross and tired and have sweat stains on their clothes. they got to have weird expressions and fat rolls and double chins and awkward angles and unflattering positions and clothing without any “hahahaha it’s okay we’re actually supermodels!!!” moments. they were shown as literal geniuses!!!!! as smart and capable and strong and none of it was backed up with “I have seven brothers” or “I had [male mentor] teach me everything I know.” the entire premise was based on incredibly smart and ambitious women who had nothing they did defined by men (even the ~romantic subplot~ was played for comedy and hardly even considered romantic). this movie is so important and I’m so glad it’s been made.

i made a helpful diagram for everyone 

Spam is EVERYWHERE!

It seems the spam accounts are back and far FAR worse than ever. They’re posting hundreds of the exact same posts in the “jacksepticeye” tag and other youtubers too. It’s completely blocking the tag and my ability to see or interact with you all. EDIT: apparently it’s ALL of tumblr, that’s crazy. Tumblr need to do something about it

I’ve been flagging all of them as much as I can but there’s so many of then today for some reason. Just a reminder DO NOT interact with these posts. Don’t give them notes, likes, reblogs and especially don’t click into the stuff they post, it’s all clickbait nonsense to try and make ad money from you. Do not give them what they want. They’re even using people’s instagram pics and art for their profile pics to make them seem more legit.

Please just flag and report all of the ones you see and nothing more. Hopefully they will die down after a while and disappear. I would really appreciate it because right now I cant even see what you guys are posting in the tag.

- Jack

Can everyone please reblog this and tag it with your hogwarts house and your ilvermorny house? I want to see if there are correlations.

EVERYBODY

If you haven’t seen it yet, John Oliver just released an amazing video discrediting Donald Trump. You may not have time to watch it right now, but please, right now, go google “donald drumpf” and/or “donald j drumpf”. For those of you who can’t watch the video, “Drumpf” was the original name of Trump’s family, but it was changed to Americanize it, which Trump recently attacked Jon Stewart for doing. Please, this is both hilarious and a great way to discredit someone who stands a very terrifying chance of being the Republican presidential nominee. Once you do it, reblog this post and spread the word.

And if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can buy a Make Donald Drumpf Again hat from the HBO store (I will be doing the same)