a sort of psa

PSA:

    if you play ANY sort of villainous character - from a pick-pocket to a full-scale serial killer - and i follow you, please know that i’ve come into this FULL WELL what i’m signing up for. i don’t expect you to soften your character for me, i’m not going to complain when they aren’t nice to my characters, and i honestly probably love watching them do what they do. not all characters are going to be the “good guys”, or the type of villain that can be redeemed. not everyone has a tragic backstory that makes them do the things they do - some people enjoy it, others just do it because they can, and for some it’s all they know. yes, there are villains with a soft spot or two - this doesn’t mean they need to change everything. our characters become friends/lovers even though my character is a “good guy”? you keep doin’ you. keep stealing those purses, killing those people, burning those villages to the ground. 

        tl;dr - I DIDN’T FOLLOW YOU BECAUSE I WANTED SOMETHING SOFT AND EASY - you keep bein’ a villain, babe, cause you’re  just as excellent as the heroes.

a quick reminder, not that there are many people who’ll see this:

sometimes someone won’t reblog a post that says something like “reblog if X matters to you” or “if you won’t reblog this bc it doesn’t fit your blog, unfollow me” or similar posts because the post is guilt tripping and they know that sort of thing either a) sets off their own anxiety, or b) sets off the anxiety of people following them.  Or because it’s a social media post that they are actually under no obligation to share even if they agree with it.

obviously there are certain issues, like when someone reblogs a lot of social justice stuff from you but never anything about one particular topic (i see this a lot with posts about antisemitism, from a lot of the jumblr people i follow), but in general, don’t assume someone is taking some sort of stance just because they didn’t reblog one particular post.

this psa brought to you by i don’t mind when the blogs i follow reblog stuff like that, but i almost never will bc i know it sets off people’s anxiety and i disagree with the guilt tripping tone most of them take.

Just a lil post to say one thing: A lot of people have been referring to the younger Hanzo AU as “your AU” when messaging me and while I love this AU to bits -and y’all can see the fruits of that lol- it’s actually not my idea!

The amazing @qyoo​ came up with this AU in their shimadacest week piece and also made this other delicious piece with younger Hanzo, I’ve only been given permission by Qyoo to play with the concept! \ (•▽•) /

Just saying this because Qyoo makes such good art and y’all should def go shower them with some well deserved love!

(They also created another super cool AU that has spawned an amazing fic and I’m consistently amazed by the great content created by people in this tiny corner on the fandom, you glorious beasts you ლ(´ڡ`ლ) )

A Gentle Reminder:

Please, you need never apologize to me for:

  • Writing me a “novel”
  • Writing me conflict between our muses because it’s the natural response in a given situation.
  • Needing some space for yourself or taking a rest day/days.
  • Feeling insecure about your writing (or real life things)
  • Speaking to me in asks or IMs

You don’t need to <3 I understand. And all these things are JUST FINE <3 :)

Artist YouTube Repost PSA

This is an informational post of sorts to explain how the YouTube monetization and strike system works for artist who have had their art work stolen and used in YouTube videos.

For someone to monetize a video on YouTube the account must:

  1. Have at least 10,000 lifetime views on that channel (this was actually added recently because so many people were making videos with content they did not own)
  2. Have earned collectively at least $100 across all their videos.
  3. If $100 is not reached by the end of the month, the money earned will rolled over to the next month and then the next month until $100 is reached.

This can be a good thing for artist. 

Say a small channel reposted your comic, without 10,000 lifetime views you don’t have to worry that the YouTuber made money off your art. Even if they can monetize, it may take a while for them to accumulate $100 and you can report them before they reach it.

Of course there are ways around this.

Sometimes a YouTuber will ask you to retract your claim on the video and ask if they can keep the video on YouTube but as Private.

DO NOT RETRACT YOUR CLAIM. DO NOT LET THEM KEEP THE VIDEO UP.

By retracting your claim, the strike on their account will be removed and it will be harder to get their account deleted if they continue to monetize without artists permission. All an account needs is three strikes and it’s out.

Videos with a copyright strike to them will not be included in the accumulative $100 so they may be denied any money that month. If the claim is retracted then the video can be monetized again and it will count towards the $100.

There are three types of videos: Public, Unlisted, and Private. Public is simple, its the videos everyone can see. Unlisted are videos that do not come up when searched but anyone can see them if they are given a direct link to it. Private are videos that will not come up when search and that can not be seen unless the creator of the video has allowed your account to view the video.

While Privating a video will make it so other people can’t see it, it will still be on YouTube. They could be just keeping it up long enough for the end of the month to come around a collect the ad revenue. Or they will keep it private until you forget about them and then unprivate so they can monetize again. 

Once someone has monetized your video without your permission, it is most likely they will do it again. They did not respect you or your hard work enough to follow your rules so you should not have to retract your claim just so they don’t get their account deleted. 

It may feel mean to report them even if they say they will stop monetizing but they have broken the rules of your repost policy and should face the consequences. 

If you are not sure whether or not the video has been deleted or if it has just been privated @hchano has this neat and simple trick to make sure your video is deleted.

Make a playlist and add the video with the stolen art to it.

A video that has been made Private will look like this in a playlist

While a video that has been deleted will look like this 

If you want to know whether or not a video using your art is being monetized, there is a Google Chrome extension call Heartbeat (not linked since external links seem to make posts not appear in the tags)

It allows you to do a lot with YouTube but the most important part is

  1. Estimated earnings for each video
  2. Who monetizes each video

If they try to lie and say someone else monetized the video (sometimes a 3rd party will monetize the video, usually its if they used music then the company that released the music will monetize it), you can catch them in the lie with this extension. You will also be about to see the estimated earnings so you can tell whether or not they will be getting paid that month for the stolen content.

Please be careful when dealing with reposters. Some can get really nasty and try to attack you but remember they are the ones that violated your rights first and you have every right to protect your hard work.


Small disclaimer: I do not monetize YouTube videos, this is all info I have gathered from friends who do (they do it all legally) and while searching for YouTube’s policies. 

I’ll be tagging random fandoms as this post is for any content creator from any fandom. These are not the only fandoms with these kinds of repost problems but the only way to get a post around is to tag the hell out of it so yeah. I’m not trying to call out any one fandom specifically. 

going on a semi-hiatus

I’ve been thinking about this for a few days now and finally made the decision today to go on a semi-hiatus. I’ll still be around to reply to messages and stuff like that, but I won’t be checking out my dash or the tags or blogs for the time being or post/reblog anything.

This is due to all the drama currently going on here.

Keep reading

hey, if anyone needs any psych/disability/science/culture/humanities essays/articles that they can’t access themselves or find free online, you can totally send me a message and i’ll do my damnednest to see if i can get it for ya’ll, my uni has access to a load of papers/journals/websites that can’t be accessed unless you’re with an institution so just hit me up and i’ll try my best to help

this also goes for anyone who needs resources for essays/papers/etc and can’t really find anything for whatever topic you’re working on. i am a master of the art of ‘shit lets search for everything related to this and see what works’ 

Sort of PSA for new retail workers.

Hey guys. I am a graveyard manager at a truck stop and thought that I would share some tidbits for new people coming into retail. specifically dealing with scams.

(Understand that this is more so a general rules of thumb and could sometimes be wrong. If unsure find someone more experienced and ask them.)

1.) Pertaining to gift/phone cards. Do. Not. Complete. Transactions. Over. The. Phone. This is the main way that gift/phone card scammers operate that I have seen. Usually they will call during the night, claiming to be apart of some inventory company, then proceed to give you a list of bullshit info. If you work graveyard/swing/non-business hours, this should be a huge red flag. At the store I work at we can only do gift cards between 8am-8pm. So if your store is similar inform them that you cannot do that and to please call the store when a higher up is there, or someone who actually deals with the gift/phone cards. If they ask you to open up a gift card and run it through the system simply refuse saying you will be fired if you do. once again if they still insist inform the shift manager/supervisor and have them handle it. Or tell them to call back. Another thing that I have noticed is that if you can hear lots of background noise (Cars honking, wind blowing like they are outside, etc.) this probably is a scammer.

2.) Quick change artists (Sometimes called Short change artists). These people are hard to spot as there is no true stereotype or tried and true method of finding them before they strike. These are the people that will come to your till and produce a large bill. Usually a $100 or maybe even a $20 if they think that they can slip something past the new cashier. they will then proceed to ask for the bill to be broken. They will continue until they can say that you forgot to give them $x. One way to prevent this is to always keep the bill on the register, don’t put it in the register until you have counted back the change then close the till. Even if they ask for a smaller denomination before you close it. Simply say that you are required to close the till after every transaction. Another way that they operate is through saying, “I gave you a fifty and you gave me change for a twenty.” this is why it is pertinent to keep the original bill on the register while counting out the change. If they still insist that you gave them the wrong amount of change. Call a manager/bookkeeper/shift supervisor over and ask them to perform a till audit.

3.) Theft, particularly armed robbery. Do not. Under any circumstance try to fight back. Listen to the attackers commands and give them what they want. Everything in your store is replaceable except for you. Try to stay focused and remember details about them. Did they have and accent? How tall where they? were they skinny? Male or female? When dealing with normal theft be sure to let the customer leave the store before pursuing. Don’t stop them in the store as they can try and sue for harassment.

Lastly, remember you are a human being. Every human has universal weak spots (Eyes, groin, etc.) If you feel a customer might get physical. Move to an area where you are in clear view of the camera’s. Then let them take the first punch. Don’t try to block it. After that first hit. Hit hard, hit fast and don’t stop until they are unconscious.  

Dear anon (you know who you are)

This blog supports ALL characters unequivocally. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, my plan is to feature all the characters in their positive fundamental characterisation.

Look, I love getting submissions, give me more of that! , they do help out a bit. But if you’re gonna submit a post that obviously bashes a character…well, don’t. They will never see the light of the day on this blog. If you’re hoping this blog would be a platform for certain character’s bashing, I’m sorry but let me divest you of that misconception by stating this again. This blog doesn’t condone character bashing. Not Mary. Not Moriarty. Not John. Not Molly. So, if you’re thinking one day it’ll feature…you’ll be very disappointed.

Cmon guys, don’t we see enough of it on our dashes? Let’s make this blog a happy and friendly place for ALL fans of BBC Sherlock .

Have fun following and Submiiiiiiit!

//Friendly follow Up PSA to my last one about Consent, Communication, being Comfortable with our Role Plays


A lot of the community has a variety of personal struggles- physical and mental disabilities, illnesses, stressors past and present. 

But that never makes it okay to use them to justify manipulation or harassment about anything, including role playing. If you are pressuring and guilting people into RPing, harassing people about replies, threatening to kill yourself because you aren’t getting what you want, this is not only not okay, this is toxic and must stop. This is abusive.

I have no illusions about changing people like this’ mind. Everyone who has been in the community awhile has seen this before, and will see it again. I’ve seen it here in the 40k fandom more than once. People like this don’t change. So this is for the people who are experiencing this now, who will experience this in the future. If someone disrespects you in this way- pushes you into RPs, guilts you into replies, threatens things if you don’t do what you want- block them. Block them and don’t look back. 

Don’t let them make you sick over this. RPing is for fun; it’s casual, it’s stress relief. You are not responsible for these people. Humoring them only pulls you further in with them- you aren’t their therapist, you aren’t their parent. Take care of yourself. Block them and move on.

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I was looking over the past Spider-Man movies again and yeah, sorry but true.

Emma Stone is very charismatic but when you take her out of the equation, her Gwen has very little development - the most she does have is lost in the shuffle of TASM 2 - and the sum total of her character is literally “the perfect girl who deeply loves Peter Parker”.  I know nothing about her otherwise, I cannot believe how under-cooked her relationship with her father is even though that’s always been pivotal to Gwen in pretty much all other mediums. 

Also, the ways they try to make her strong, smart, and not a damsel in distress for both movie’s climaxes are laughable (make a formula that Peter easily could have made himself, and then press a button that ANYONE could have pressed themselves) and horribly cheapened in some way (first her father actually takes her role from her midway through, and then she does become a damsel and actually killed right after helping to save the day.)

Say what you want about the casting of Kirsten Dunst in the role and how they relied on her being a damsel in distress in all three climaxes, but MJ as written has a clear background, interesting motivations, her own personal struggles and ongoing character arc, relationships with other characters beyond Peter, and actual human FLAWS. She can be selfish, she can be stupid, she can be mean, she can be jealous, she can be depressed, she can be hesitant, she can be unfaithful…just like a real human being, and these faults don’t cancel out her strengths such as kindness, supportiveness, humor, determination, perseverance, courage, and the capacity for forgiveness. THIS is what a strong female character is - a strong (read: three-dimensional) character that is female, not a female character who is hyper-idealized, smart, powerful and has an attitude but lacks substance and development beyond that.

Alright so most people have seen the nicknames extra page in the back of volume 21 by now, but I’m not sure how many people read Ronald’s and actually registered something it says which is VERY IMPORTANT

this photo quality is absolutely rubbish, I’m sorry, but I don’t have my usual camera on hand. Anyway -

it says;
HA-BURGULAR
(Ronald)
Assistants: “I thought I’d seen orange hair and glasses before, he’s a McD-nald’s character!”


ignoring the fact that the translator spelt hamburglar wrong, lol… I see a lot of people I know have seen this (including up until now, myself) calling Ronald blond, or half blond, at least.

He’s not blond. And he never was. He’s a ginger.

you can see it especially when Yana draws him (and orange seems to be his designated colour, doesn’t it?),and the anime isn’t even any different. If you compare him to Eric-

Eric is blond. Ron is ginger.


and pardon the MS Paint, but…



He is, without doubt, a very pastel ginger. And he has been this entire time.

About “Bad Match”…

So, I feel like I owe you guys some explanation about when I’m updating “Bad Match”, since you always shower me with wonderful feedbacks. Part 12 is mostly done, but this weekend I’ll be out of town and in the meanwhile it was sent to Beta. So, I’ll probably finalize it in the beginning of next week and then I’ll post it as soon as I can. “But you’re only writing one fic and take so long to update it”, you might say. I know and I’m sorry. I feel bad about it. I wish I had more time to write, since I’m falling more and more in love with it. Also, I’m really not as talent as so many writers I follow here on tumblr, which makes me take longer to do it! All there’s left for me is to apologize and ask you that’s been waiting for the update to bear with me. Thank you for being amazing!


Originally posted by mariaslittlestuff

Seeing comments on Nightwish stuff be like

“This doesn’t sound like Nightwish.”

“This isn’t heavy enough to be Nightwish.”

“It isn’t Nightwish without Tarja.”

“This isn’t Nightw–”

(x)

Authors responses to various stimuli- a PSA.

An illustrated guide using terminology from both tumblr and Ao3

Me-an author- when I get a like or a kudos on a fic: 

Originally posted by kellymarietran

Me when I get a bookmark, Reblog or tagged in a rec list: 

Originally posted by vivre-et-faire-histoire

Me when I get COMMENTS 

Originally posted by dan-tomlinson

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

me when the comment is just a message telling me to fix a typo

Originally posted by zombooyah2thesequel

Me when I post something and it get’s no response but still has a ton of views: 

Originally posted by foreveralonelyangel

As a reader you have the power to inspire authors and artists with your reactions to their work. Use that power for the greater good of the fandom, and remember to treat others as you want to be treated. 

It is fine to want to send comments and critiques to authors- some of us even appreciate it. But Its so rare to get comments that as a reader its important to remember that if you DO send a comment you are talking to a person who put a lot of time and effort into creating and sharing something. Be nice, be courteous, and if you do send a correction- consider taking the time to send some positive encouragement as well! 

For those of you don’t leave comments- consider taking the time to do so. They mean more to authors than you realize. 

And for those of you who consume content, enjoy it, and don’t take the time to leave any sort of reply- come on… you can click a button >_> 

That’s all!