Many asked me what I did today; I said to all, absolutely NOTHING and I enjoyed every bit of it!!! If you’re a mom, a wife, a family pixel, then you know all too well how precious doing nothing can truly be.
I thank my husband for the gorgeous flowers and the most beautiful card I’ve ever received. The words were really thoughtful and the doodles were the icing on the cake. (He knows I’m a complete sucker for cute art.)
“The November sky will once again be validated with a black spell of starlings, and I will want to leave the cold as I always do when days shorten and shadows lengthen from that far edge of woods. In fallen light these trees seem closer, leaning toward an abandoned field as if to listen. And silence, perfect witness when there is nothing left to be said, will wait for another evening before it rises and makes its way across the once scorched weeds to a scene worked over & over,”
— Greg Sellers, from “Elegy with Sky & A Closed Casket,” work-in-progress (20–)
*faints then gets back up* Ahem. So uh yeah. Thank you guys so so SOOOO so much for that! In celebration of this, I have a raffle planned that will be posted soon, so stay tuned for that! And again thank you all so damn much, you guys are amazing, and I love you all!!!! <333333
Today marks 2 years since I first made this blog and here I am with over 100k followers. I just wanted to say thank you so much to every single person that has followed me and supported this blog. It’s amazing and I love you all ❤️💕✨
Hello! I just wanted to quickly welcome all of our new followers and let everyone know that we no longer Identify minerals. We’re very busy lately and It’s also very difficult to identify a specimen just from a photograph. With that being said, we still accept submissions for Submission Saturday! We love to see your collection’s. You can head on over to our submission page any time. It’s here . You can also find our FAQ here and thank you so much for following us and thank you to everyone that has been here and supporting us so far. You’re the best!
Y’all! It’s finally happened! After almost three months of busting my ass on this blog, I have finally reached
the Tumblr equivalent of Super Saiyan: 1,000 followers! I really don’t even
know where to begin my thanks, but I’m going to power through.
really want to clarify why I have been doing a “thank you” post each time I
reach a follower milestone. I’ve had some people tell me it seems cheesy and fake. I had one person say that it was annoying to see my face keep
popping up on their dash with these kinds of posts. I’ll just have to reiterate
what I told these people: I appreciate
each and every one of you. I know that most of you have no idea who I am,
and that a lot of you will probably never come to know me personally. I think that’s
why I’m so moved by this. People that don’t know me at all are willing to follow my blog and support my work. One thousand people, to be exact.
That is an
overwhelmingly huge number. For a guy that is just out here trying to live his
life and do something he loves, it’s almost difficult to process the
information. You guys validate my life and help me remember how much I love
doing what I do. I love this blog, I love writing, and I love bringing content
to y’all. Whether it inspires or simply entertains, I’m so profoundly moved
that my words and work have reached so many people. You are all amazing, and I
really cannot possibly thank you enough for how much you do for me.
There are a few people I’d like to personally
thank for having helped me reach this milestone.
Mir, @whiterhinodiary—How can I even
begin to explain how much you mean to me? Not only have you been willing to
sell off your whole life and come with me on this incredible journey, but
you’ve provided so much more than just a traveling partner. You have been my
shoulder when times have been hard. My confidant, my muse, my inspiration,
(sometimes my co-conspirator), the other half of the most adventurous and
badass team on the planet, and you’ve motivated me to be better
every day. I have the distinct and overwhelming privilege to see your face
first thing every morning. I get to laugh and joke with you about a life that
we built together—a dream life I wouldn’t change for anything—that is
constantly exciting and interesting. I am honored to have you by my side.
Whether it’s climbing mountains in the American back-country, going hard at the
gym, or just lazing around, I am forever blessed to share experiences with you.
It was your suggestion to start the blog and it was your support that carried
me through when I thought it was a waste of time. My success has hinged half on
my unwillingness to quit and half on your
unwillingness to let me do so. You are everything I could ever ask for in a
partner and more. I love you, babo.
Mom—Momma, there’s a whole lot to say
and not very much space to say it. I hope it doesn’t bother you much to say
here that we don’t talk as much as we should, but I’ve been trying to be better
about that. You have the distinct disadvantage of having a son that’s prone to
wander, and sometimes that means you don’t hear from me for a long time. (There
are other reasons, too—a lot of growing up had to be done on my part.) You’ve
always done your best to ensure I was happy and taken care of, and you’ve
always been a role model to me. You work harder than 99% of the people I’ve
met, and that work ethic has certainly had an impact on me as I’ve grown older.
Where once I struggled to find my place and had difficulty accepting my own
nature, now I’ve begun to learn how to love myself and let life blossom from
that love. You have always told me to follow my passions, no matter what they
were or how scared you were that those passions wouldn’t feed me. (To be fair,
they still don’t.) I know that I can lean on you for support no matter what,
regardless of how much time has passed between our phone calls. Regardless of
what I say or do that may hurt or worry you. You’ll always be my sounding bell,
and your sweet tone will always lift me up when I feel broken. Thank you for
everything that you’ve done for me, and for encouraging my creativity and
talent. Thank you for reminding me constantly how talented I am, even when I
doubt it. I love you, Mom.
Nana Banana—My number one fan since the
second I came into the world, my Nana is an avid supporter. She’s told me she
reads my work every day, first thing. Nana, you’ve supported me in every single
endeavor in my life with a warm smile, patiently waiting for the “next great
thing I’ll do”. You’ve always inspired my creativity and it was you, more than
anyone, that fed my insatiable desire to make
stuff. From helping me make lightsabers out of paper towel rolls and
flashlights, to tent-camping with me in the living room, to teaching me how to
survive in the wild, your influence is profound and incredible. You’d be
surprised how many little things I’ve picked up from you that I use even today.
I’m so very glad for your influence and support, and I’m proud to have you as
my Nana. I really couldn’t ask for a better one! I love you, Nana.
I’d also like
to give a shoutout to a couple of my ”biggest fans”, as they’ve been
instrumental in my success.
for the fan art and the constant encouragement. You are super awesome and I’m
glad to have you as a supporter. You are talented and big-hearted, and you
deserve all the happiness life has in store for you. Thank you for everything
you’ve liked just about every post I’ve made since you started following the
blog. You’re a super talented writer,
and I’m happy to know you and provide advice when I can. You, above all others,
have helped me realize just how lucky I am to live this life and how important
it is for me to help others achieve their goals as well. You are a fantastic
person, and I know for sure that you
will succeed at anything you set your heart to.
although we’ve never talked much, I wanted to give a shoutout for your support
as well. I see you liking my work! Now and then you’ll leave a comment, and
your musical suggestions have actually been immensely helpful in expanding my
already ridiculously huge catalogue. I appreciate the support, man! Rock on!
who has re-blogged almost every single NaNo excerpt and piece of writing that I
have posted since following me! You are so awesome! Your support has helped me
immensely! We don’t talk, but I’d love to get to know you more! You’ve been a
wonderful follower, and I’m so glad you like the work that I do!
To all the
others that haven’t received a direction mention on this post: thank you so
much. Your support is the reason I keep doing this. And this is no small feat. We’re not talking about a little blog I run
in my spare time. This is my life. This is what I do. I don’t get paid for it.
I do it because I love to write, I want to connect with other creative
individuals, and I want to use my talents to spread some positive energy.
Maybe, just maybe, I can make some kind of positive impact on the world.
Because you guys are hitting that follow button, liking the posts, and sharing
the content with your followers/friends, I am continually motivated to do
better and be better. More people see
me, more people follow me, and more people have a chance to hear what I have to
all, is what everyone needs to hear every day: I love you.
I love you
all. Thank you so much for everything you do for me. I really can’t say enough.
Here’s to each and every one of you! And here’s to hoping we get to 2,000!
I’m not American and I don’t really agree with the principals of this particular holiday but I would like to take this opportunity to thank some creators:
@jugheadxreaderinyourhead for being inclusive in your stories, knowing how to keep a series interesting even with many parts and making awesome work with requests. My favorite is either The Inquisitive Snake or Hidden Rooms.
@thekillingquill for writing such a compelling, mysterious and interesting original character that it made me, and other people, want to read because of him. My favorite is Dark Side of Your Room.
@tasteofswallowedwords for an amazing crossover series and pre-show timeline of delinquent Juggie. My favorite is The Reaper.
@ju-gg for the incredible perspective on the Southside and amazing way to describe things. My favorite is Not Northside Material.
@protectjugheadjonesiii for the most emotional series I’ve ever read, it made me sob constantly In a good way I swear. My favorite is Ever Since New York.
@tricksters-captain for providing me with much needed FP Jones quality content. My favorite is Oh Dear.
@southsidejuggie for making wonderful moodboards, specially of my girl JB. My favorite is Joaquin’s and Jughead & JB.
There are many I didn’t get to thank, most likely
because I don’t know them, so if you think there’s someone who deserves some love and appreciation tag them so I can check them out :)
With the holiday season upon us we’re thankful for a lot here at O.B.C., especially all of our amazing and batty supporters! A holiday shout out to Melissa at Buy The Farm who raised $149 for OBC with their Bat Week campaign! We thank you for your hard work and dedication into saving bats!