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One Day at a Time (chapter 3) Lin-Manuel x Reader


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Summary: This is inspired by Lin’s adorable tweet about him messing around on a friend’s Tinder account recently. Lin gets chatting to you on tinder and you decide to meet, and quickly begin dating. You are about to fly to London to see if you can make the long distance thing work when you get a message from your recent ex saying they want to see you again, leaving you confused and unsure.

Warnings: Is this fluff? Is this angst? Who the hell knows. Note to self: don’t try writing what’s meant to be a fluffy fic while going through a breakup irl. Also I swear a lot.

A/N: Lin’s views on HP sauce are not my own and are based on this tweet. I honestly can’t stand the stuff. 

Word count: 6171 (I’ve been working night shifts, I got bored.)

Tags: I think this is everyone who wanted a tag, I lost my original tag list so I’m sorry If I’ve forgotten anyone:   @coolschmoolzines @ruth-hamilton-delrio @iputmyselfintothenarrative @invisiblerambler @mofoing-democraftic-republican @thedoctorsnerdgirl @21phantasticromances @buckybarneshairpullingkink @nesthemonster @rebel-with-cause

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The first sight to greet you when you landed in London was the toilet basin. You weren’t sure if it was bad plane food or something you’d picked up from another passenger, but by the time you finally landed and made your way through customs you were sick, dizzy, and longing for bed. Perfect. This was just perfect. You had flown halfway across the world in the biggest act of bravery of your life only to be rewarded with a gut wrenching text from your ex, and a mild fever and sickness from your own body.

You headed out of the bathroom stall and made your way to the arrivals lounge. Your head was pounding and you felt just about ready to collapse, but you reassured yourself with the thought of seeing Lin again. You headed to the arrivals board where you’d arranged to meet, and scanned the crowd hoping to see him. You were sure you were in the right place, but maybe you’d got it wrong.

You checked your phone which was still struggling to switch over to a UK network. You’d kept your phone off for whole flight, not wanting to fixate on Kay’s message, although that was easier said than done. Your thoughts had jumped back and forth between Kay and Lin throughout the entire flight. You’d thought about Lin while watching the Paul Rudd romcom on the plan, you’d thought about Kay while picking at the compartmentalized mystery plane food, you’d thought about Lin as you overheard the unmistakable sounds of Illmatic coming though the passenger’s headphones in front of you, and now as you stared at your phone you thought of Kay and the message she’d sent you.

“Come on, come on” you grumbled to yourself, willing your phone to work. Eventually it began to show signs of life, vibrating non-stop as you received a handful of messages all at once. You set your suitcase down to read them.

Lin: Bit of a day! It’s RIDICULOUS how excited I am to see you, hurry up plane! X

Melissa: Safe travels, stay safe, and please bring home Cadburys, a souvenir Big Ben, and a terrible British accent. xxx

Kay: Please talk to me. I need to see you.

Melissa: RED ALERT! Kay has just shown up at my apartment looking for you! She says she’s trying to get in touch with you??

Melissa: Ok I  know this is none of my business but I don’t trust her. Don’t think about Kay, go have fun with Lin, I repeat: DON’T THINK ABOUT KAY.

Kay: Melissa says you’re away at the moment. Call me when you get back? I miss you xxx

Lin: Argh I might be late coming to meet you at the airport, we are behind schedule today, I’m coming as soon as I can though!! xxx

Lin: Nooooo!! Shooting is delayed by a couple of hours, I’m definitely not gonna make it in time I’m so sorry. I’ll send you directions back to my place and meet you there. I’m so sorry. I’ll be back soon! Xxx

You stood staring at your phone, which vibrated for the last time as Lin sent through directions to his place, and you sighed. This really wasn’t working out how you imagined. The fizzy feelings of butterflies in your stomach felt like so long ago now and you suddenly had the urge to turn around, jump on a plane and go home. What were you doing here? Why the hell did Kay have to send you that message? Why were things suddenly so much more confusing?

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As a final post on this “discourse” sideblog, I want to talk about something not specific to the ace discourse, but rather something that cuts across all groups, all people online or off. Whatever you are arguing or whatever side you are on, we as humans are prone to confirmation bias and the online world is no better place than to create echo-chambers.

I have always felt that teaching myself skepticism was one of the best things I could have done for myself. It was during that time I was also active in the atheist community, online and off. The skeptic and atheist community often overlapped and it was from these groups that I became a feminist.

New atheist groups often wonder why they are largely made up of white men, and if you challenge them on their sexism/racism etc… it becomes obvious why, which is what happened to me. I was the darling women on a majority male forum agreeing with them that religion is the source of all evil, therefore exempting atheist men from things like sexism and all other bigotries. It wasn’t until an argument about rape culture came up that I saw just how deeply misogynist some of these men were.

So my venture into skeptic and atheist groups not only taught me the scientific process and logical fallacies but it also steered me towards social justice. I am no longer friends with any of those people in real life or online. Once I became a feminist and was able to identify their sexism, I wasn’t their darling atheist spokeswoman anymore. It was another valuable lesson in the way people form their groups and their echo-chambers within. How people will ignore some really bad things just to stay included and how they will turn when someone strays. Some people may be thinking of trump supporters now, but everyone is susceptible to this type of behavior.

Fast forward a few years later, but still a few years ago and I had to deal with a callout on an anonymous forum I moderated bc they monitored my tumblr and I made the sin of reblog from and being in mutuals with the wrong people, (who were just ppl they didn’t like including people I’ve since met IRL.) I was dubbed a transphobe not for anything I explicitly said or did that was transphobic, it was guilt by association. Had to leave the forum, as this was also invitation to make up other horrible things I never did bc they could and now ppl were ready to believe.

This is around the time TERF started catching on, and while I certainly agree with calling out transphobia in feminism (I would never insist a trans woman is male, I think thats a violent act against trans women! And I despise it being done in the name of feminism) but at the same time it turned into a witch hunt for anyone who talked about sex-based oppression that even ended up attacking other trans woman for not towing a certain Tumblr rhetoric on these issues!

I’m no LGBT elder by any means, but I have been online since I was about 12 and I’m 32 now. I remember a time when the internet was far more horrible on SJ matters but also far more anonymous. People never dropped their real name; now one of the biggest social media sites requires it. And before that even happened I still saw a lot of petty bullshit happening online that wound up really hurting people IRL. So now with it easier to find out who people are and where they live, I can only imagine how online drama has ruined lives. We know it has driven people to suicide, and so as fun as it is to get self righteously angry at people for whatever your cause is, there’s still a person at the other end and no one’s perfect.

I am truly disturbed at how incredibly cliquey SJ groups are online, how callout posts aren’t for extreme racist sexist bigots, but for some drama I can’t even parse in their so called “proof”. And then you have activists on this site who block anyone who disagrees with them so their criticisms can’t show up in the notes. Some even go so far as dox people now for daring to disagree! K(And let’s be clear, I shed no tears for literal nazis being doxxed and losing their job, that’s just not what I’m seeing)

It’s easy, its human nature to fall into social pressures and conform to whatever the Big Names in your group are saying without question and to defend an absurd position based on emotional attachment than logical assessment. And we know it’s also easy to fall into a mob mentality and scapegoat people for all our problems. It’s also super fucking easy to plead mental illness and pretend you should be allowed to say anything you want without criticism, something that I hate so much as one who suffers from many mental issues including anxiety. (That’s why I created rules for myself when arguing online so I didn’t end up giving myself panic attacks over an internet edge lord)

I say this knowing I have participated in this behavior myself as well as having been a victim of it. But a lot in my life has changed and I am an older and sicker… and still likely to make similar mistakes. Point is I have learned and I have trained myself to not to fall into these traps and it does help. Experience is one hell of a teacher but it doesn’t have to be the only one.

No one can know if they are 100% right on any given issue, we all have our convictions for a reason. The difference is are you willing to listen to dissent? Are you willing to challenge your opinion and put it to the test? Or do you make block lists and shun anyone who entertains any different opinion? (a classic tactic amongst anti-vax groups when a parent sees the science) My convinction of many of my beliefs comes from the fact I have argued them over and over again, discharging beliefs that did not pass the test, while strengthening my arguments for and belief in those that do.

Make no mistake, when it does come to the so called “discourse” both sides can be guilty of this shit. I claim no purity.
And I am in no way implying that we tolerate hate groups and violent hate speech, like those of nazis bc unfortunately nazis are actually relevant again, but I am saying some of you need a reality check on what that exactly entails, because a lesbian speaking her truth is not it.

And for god sakes don’t put teens on block lists, you know it invites harassment, you fucking know it.

5

Time for another Fic Rec (January Edition). So these are the fics that I’ve read this month! A great month filled with great fics!! I’m sorry if you are not on this list- with my schedule, it’s just not possible for me to read everything. 

If you want to make sure that I read your fic, you can tag me or put my url (u-snavi) in your tags! I also go through the Hamilton x Reader tag bc it makes it easier instead of looking through individual character x reader one by one. 

Also, I made gifs for the earlier fics I added to my list bc I thought it would be nice, but the list grew too numerous… I’m real sorry about that! 

Alexander Hamilton x Reader

Nervous Tick by @p-dot-hamilton

I have a nervous tick, and my parents HATES it when I do it. Like, my mom never yelled at me, but my dad did. This was so cute though! I like that compromise at the end! Great job, friend! 

When You Had the Chance by @sincerelydaveed

Angst? Sign me up! This was amazing- I love how you turned the idea / premise of Alex’s infidelity and made it original to the character, but still managed to keep the sentiment there- the emotions that the two characters felt, and also the reader’s emotions.  Awesome job, friend! 

Common Questions by @iamnotthrowingawaymyshit

Love it! This was really good, and it took a very unique approach to a Blind!Reader!! I really enjoyed it! I love the relationship between the Reader and the HamilSquad too! It’s really natural, and not forced- I really appreciate that you can write their relationship like that. Great job, friend! 


Lafayette x Reader

Come With Me (Pt 2) by @smilemoreimagines

Laf smut. SWEET LAF SMUT. I’m crying- this was so precious. Just so freaking sweet! And very well written!! I appreciate the fact that you didn’t make this a modern AU, and took the time to describe the different garments! Bravo, friend. 

Running Out of Time by @saynotofics

Honestly, this hit too close to home for me. If anyone is planning to read this, please read the trigger warning! I’m glad you decided to write this though, friend. Really well written, and defs very realistic, and emotional. You captured the feelings quite well. Good job, friend! 

At Ease by @a-schuylerr

Kidnapping?? Whoa whoa whoa! So good!! Seriously, how are you SUCH a good writer?!?! This is amazing! I love it! The description of this fic was phenomenal- seriously, I felt so tense reading this bc of how real it felt. Amazing job, friend! 

The Little Things by @a-schuylerr

I’m 4′9. This is my favourite prompt. Laf being a tol sweetheart- can things can any better? Apparently, yes. With kisses. So cute and fluffy! Awesome job, friend!  

Not Ready by @iwrotemywayto-revolution

I’m neutral with the whole soulmate au. It can be very well written, or could use a little improvement. But I love how realistic this was- not everyone will be ready to meet the love of their life (especially not irl). This was very well written! Great job, friend! 

Coming Over by @a-blog-of-hamilton-and-writing

Wow. Okay. This was very much needed comfort. I just need a Laf that would come over, or actually just a place where people can come over ahaha. So sweet! I love it! Awesome job, friend! 

Unfaithful: Untruthful (2) by @hamilton-imaginebuddies

I. Hate. Cheaters. I’m not gonna lie, cheating just grates… More than it should seeing as I’ve never even dated anyone, let alone be cheated on. But I can see what it does to people. It’s not good. But onto Laf! So precious!  I love how he let the reader take charge of the relationship, making sure he doesn’t overstep boundaries!! Great job, friend!

A Year of Memories by @imagine-the-fluff

New Year flufffff!! I love it! So precious- there’s really no other words to describe it! Just tooth-rotting fluff, and I absolutely adore! Thank you for making my New Year so much more fluffier! Awesome job, friend! 


Thomas Jefferson x Reader

Apologies by @hamilcronarmageddon

As someone who grew up with parents who NEVER apologized- this hit too close to home. Thank you for writing this! I think it’s important for people to know that this is a toxic relationship that is not healthy!! Good job, friend! 

A Natural by @theholycakehole

/Cries BABIESSSS!! Omg this was too precious. T.Jeffs being so good with babies, and Alex being so frightened is just too cute. I love it! So fluffy and nice! Awesome job, friend! 

Alone on New Year’s Eve by @whatdimissmotherfuckers

I’m always very wary of office au involving T.Jeffs bc sometimes he’s written as this horrible, creepy, borderline-someone-fire-this-dude-for-sexual-harassment, but you’ve written him very well! So sweet, and really natural. I really like that. Great job, friend! 


John Laurens x Reader

Future by @hamilsontrash

I love the idea of John writing a letter to his future self!! SO. FREAKING. CUTE!! I’m just not over the letter idea bc I love writing to myself for future me to read- just the best way to commemorate the year. Such a great fluffy fic! Great job, friend!!


Phillip Hamilton x Reader

Life in Pieces by @mydearesttheodosia

I love angst. I love angst with Phillip. This was just so amazingly written. And Poet!Phillip?? GENIUS!! My heart physically sank when I read that last line- the PAIN!! So good! Great job, friend! 

George Washington x Reader

Assumptions by @wrotemywayoutimagines

DEAD. I’m DEAD. First of all, PROTECTIVE!GEORGE with a soft spot for his spouse is just my favourite George!! And that ending though- Hamilton defs winning brownie points from G.Wash! This is awesome! Great fic, friend! 


HamilSquad x Reader

What Would I Do Without You? by @writeyourwayoutofhell

First of all, catcallers… UGH. I totes get the feeling of freezing up when people do that, and you are not. weak. because. of. that. It’s natural for you to be scared! I wish for a HamilSquad for everyone! Such a cute fluff! Amazing job, friend! 

We’ll Give the World to You Pt 2 by @a-schuylerr

Honestly, I don’t read a lot of Hamilfic series, but I checked this one out, and I fell in love! This is so great, but Pt 2 is my favourite- meeting the HamilSquad was just so adorably written. Awesome job, friend!  


King George III x Reader

My Queen by @insane-hamilton-imagines

YES! This was so well written, and I’m such a sucker for these wedding cliché! Wonderful job, friend! 

Ya know what grinds my gears about RWBY

When ‘edgy’ rwde RWBY fans:

- Try and blame the bumbleby shippers for the ‘ship war’ between it and [the other ship involving Blake] that’s apparently ruining the show and the three characters, or vice versa ship wise

Because insinuating it’s all our fault will make us feel guilty and hopefully we will shut up [not likely tho]; the whole thing is just our fault because we want our ship to happen just as much as the other side whom of which are not at fault at all. Like almost a ‘war’ doesn’t take two opposing sides to actually happen? Lmao. Nobody is really at fault, except the people that attack others.

- Use them as a reason to not watch it anymore [even though they 'hate it anyway and the writing is awful omg’]

Since the plot that was probably thought up years ago is being ruined by us, even though it 'sucks anyway because Miles and/or Kerry is/are terrible’ and it’s not like two VAs for two of the characters ship it or anything.

- Say 'they only attack the other ships and only want to focus on their ship at all times’

Because I can remember the amount of times I’ve attacked another person for liking a ship [it’s zero], and most people aren’t dickheads, and we shouldn’t be lumped in with the ones that are because that’s bs generalisation. And we all don’t only focus on bumbleby, but for some of us it’s a really big deal that maybe there’s gonna be gay gals that are on screen, and not just in the last scene of the series [cough LoK]. And I think about the whole show but I like to discuss important things to me i.e the ship.

- Claim 'maybe not all of bb shippers are bad but *proceeds to reason why they’re all bad anyway and/or make the ship suffer for a few bad eggs*’

Cool thanks for contradicting yaself, generalising once again and/or making a perfectly reasonable ship seem like it’s shit because some people are mean about it.

- We’re man haters/unreasonably disliking [or insert anything about $un], since ’$un is amazing’

Some people not liking $un that much as a character ≠ man hating/≠ unreasonable. I don’t like all the characters in a show wow I’m a monster.

- Say 'I’m fine with f/f but *here’s why I will not support it anyway*’

If you’re fine with f/f, you don’t have to mention it if you’re disagreeing with the ship for unrelated reason m8!

- Or my favourite: say “the shippers ruined Blake x Yang and I don’t even want it to happen now”

I don’t even know any of these people irl and now I have to watch some people bash a ship because of some random person’s actions I had no control over. Sounds pretty dumb doesn’t it?

- Possibly more stupid bs that is purely subjective opinion they use to try to justify hating the show/a ship/a character.

Apparently we act/are acting like 'entitled brats’ when we want LGBT etc etc representation in the show that has been said by its creators to have it; and we want it in the bumbleby ship. Because somehow, we are forcing them to do it by supporting it, and therefore making the show a piece of shit.

That we are reaching; since [insert any possible evidence for Blck$un] happened and it’s **proof** they’re going to date and that no other ship has a chance.
(if I thought BB was the only option I wouldn’t be discussing it like I do; anything is possible right now).
Literally nothing is canon or set in stone (I promise I don’t say that as a reason to 'disprove’ the legitimatacy of Blck$un as a possibility).

Because two main characters being interested in each other would //ruin the plot//, even though some of the plot has included Yang (and even $un too) being dragged into Blake’s consequences of her past.

And especially, that we are solely responsible for the drama because we are all crazy or just seeing what we want to see.

Because that isn’t exactly what everyone does when they want a ship to happen…?

Let’s be clear:
This goes both ways for anyone who goes around hating (yet some of the reasons would differ).

Going around attacking someone for liking a ship is ludicrous. Spreading hate about a ship is too.

I endeavour to never do that and have been successful. It’s not difficult.
I stay in my tag and all that tumblr shit; I stick to being positive and not including *why another ship won’t happen* as a reason to justify my favourite ship.

Using another ship as a reason to disprove something makes no sense because nobody is correct at this point, we’ve got equal chance of getting what we each want. In the end some of us may end up disappointed, but that’s not happening right now so why can’t we just be civil?

Why should Blck$un shippers suffer because of other shippers? They shouldn’t.
Why should bee shippers suffer because of other shippers? We shouldn’t.

Seriously, any normal person in any ship camp wouldn’t agree with being rude or mean to other people over a ship, or attacking somebody for having different tastes.

Most importantly to me; why should the chance of Bumbleby happening be damaged or suffer, just because a few people are disgruntled because of some assholes that NONE of us sane people agree with?

Don’t let anybody tell you what to ship. Decide for yourself and be positive about it, aim for support and *that’s it*.

Stop the negativity, please.

Bad Bob drops his gloves and takes on the press Part 3: Jack

Hi all, it’s been a little while! I honestly wasn’t expecting this little series to get the attention it did, but hey, I’m not complaining. I just closed a play, so I have my life back until spring when the next one comes along. The life of a Musical Theater major.

If you haven’t yet, and you’re interested, here is part one and part two!

Alright, now that the parents, teams, and other loved ones have spoken out, it’s time for Jack to tell his story.

(please be mindful of the trigger warnings in the tags.)

  • It takes a little bit for him to get to that point. His dad’s interview, while incredibly cathartic, was a lot to take in.
  • Like he knew going it it wouldn’t be easy. And he handled it pretty well, considering. He needed to hear it. He needed to hear his father’s anger and know it was not directed at him.
  • (It still does drive him crazy that Bob blames himself because Jack doesn’t blame him. A few years ago that would not have been the truth, but they’ve both come a long way.)
  • But he wasn’t very prepared to hear his father talk about how he nearly died in his arms. It was something he knew, and he’d definitely thought about it, but hearing it come from his father’s mouth was….
  • (Needless to say, Bob hops on a plane as soon as the interview is over, because he fucking Knows and he isn’t in the door for three seconds before he’s holding Jack and they’re both apologizing while Bitty leaves them alone and bakes them a few pies)

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PLEASE DON’T SEND ME “PASS IT ON” MESSAGES !! they stress me out quite a bit. avoid PMing me as i rarely check those! if you really need to talk to me in private shoot me an ask for me to check my PMs and if you want me to reply to messages privately please add a note to the end saying so!

apparently necessary reminder: google exists! i’m not a know-it-all source, honestly i shouldn’t even be your second plan after google unless it’s a question specifically based on me or something relating to me

i try to keep my blog as a safe/positive space so i’d like to avoid negative topics as much as i can! this meaning discourse in fandoms or in general and i keep the politics to a minimum unless it’s lighthearted jokes or absolutely necessary to share.

if you want to commission me please send an email to time2snart@gmail.com

-what do you use to record and edit your speedpaint?

i use OBS to record, and i do my editing in after effects!

-what do you use to draw?

i use a wacom intuos tablet and i do my art in paint tool sai

-what are your pen settings?

i just use the default stuff! minor changes may be made like adjusting sliders if i need it for a certain thing, but for the most part everything is just default

-a blog called papersans is claiming to be you! are they a thief?

that’s literally me, i use it to archive my art so i can find stuff easier without having to hunt through my tag. also available in case people like my art but hate my personality aha

-when is your birthday?

february 6th!

-what is your sexuality?

i choose to go without a label. if i had to describe it: i’m very much romance repulsed but i enjoy intimacy with friends and heavy affection. like i’d happily hug and kiss any of my pals without the need to ask them out or call them some special romantic title (this is of course if they’re okay with it). if i’m not close with people i want to keep absolute distance and lack of contact, the affection is nice but keep it respectful like act kindly like you would to a stranger or acquaintance irl. also please don’t ask me “are you dating (insert friend’s name)?” because i absolutely am not, and likely never will.

with that note though, i do still experience romantic attraction or have phases where i might want to seek that sort of attention, but those are short winded. i just sort of appreciate people from afar and get the hugs and kisses i need from friends and give that in return and it all stays intimate but fully platonic. the only time i might talk about dating anyone is fictional characters because i adore self-inserting as a fun way to enjoy media and even give myself lil confidence boosts or creative runways.

if you think you know a term for this, or think you know the correct label, please keep that to yourself. i don’t even want to know what it might be. i’m happy being completely label-less and it’s comfortable for me, i intend to keep it this way until further notice. if i ever do want to sort myself somewhere i’ll likely change this and do the research myself, thank you.

-how long does it take you to draw?

quick things can be as short as 30 to 45 minutes. sketches often 5-15. big full colour things ranging from flat colour to fully painted can end up in the shorter range but it’s not uncommon to hit the 2-4 hour stretch.

-can i draw you/your ocs?

of course! ahh gosh i would love to see as well!

-favourite band/singer/musician?

USS, marina and the diamonds, the hoosiers, big data, MSI, mother mother, caravan palace, vinter in hollywood/savant, MIKA, ken ashcorp, two door cinema club, the living tombstone, porter robinson, tegan and sara, anamanaguchi, passion pit, studio killers, and also does my friend matt count?

as u can see i’m not good at narrowing lists down

-will you do art for cheap/free?

nah. art is currently the only job/income i have, if ur interested in commissioning me my prices are here. feel free to email me if you want something “off menu” and we can discuss prices about that. sometimes i might do doodle suggestions but it’s rare ur thing’ll actually happen. i collect a sort of suggestion bank on @papersans 

-(venting or something involving abuse, suicidal thoughts, self harm, bullying, eating disorders, or other similar things in real life situations)

i hate to sound rude or not be of help, but please don’t send these messages to me. they send me into horrible anxiety attacks for several personal reasons. if you’re having such negative thoughts i implore you to speak to someone you trust without an anonymous mask, or do your best to seek help from a professional. i have my own things to worry about and as much as i’d like to help, i simply can’t.

-how do you draw lineless/do you have a link to your lineless tutorial?

right here!

-how do you do your checker patterns so easily?

tutorial to come… at some point…..

-can we do an art trade?

sorry, i’ll have to say no. i’m not necessarily busy but i get stressed very easily, so i try to keep my art to either personal stuff or work ! if you would like art from me, please considering commissioning me! my prices are listed in the link on my sidebar/description.

-can you tag [blank]?


sure thing! i usually don’t reply to these asks and i just backtrack to tag recent posts that are necessary, but i’m usually down to tagging things when needed! just know due to issues with memory and just that i tend to blog fast i might miss some things or forget- feel free to remind me! some things i won’t tag for personal reasons without explanation, though, but those cases are rare.

-how tall are you?

i’m 5'10"- before we get into the height discussion that always happens: 1) yes i know that’s apparently really tall. 2) if ur below 5'8" ur itty bitty to me 3) above 6'0"? i’ll give you an acorn to stand next to me at all times to make me look smaller and i can’t guarantee i won’t fall in love with u on the spot. 3) 5'9"-5'11"? we’re now allies in the war i’ll guard ur ankles u guard mine

-what happened to TF?

i kindly ask ya to fuck off

-what is TF?

the less you know the better

-what does “beware the askbox ghost”/“yo spencer wright here and billy queue cobra mean”?

1. the askbox ghost tag is my tag set up in xkit for answered asks to be automatically tagged as when i’m on desktop

2. another xkit tag, it’s for my queue! it’s a pun based on the show “Dude, that’s my ghost!” from the opening sequence

-not a question but important to say STOP CALLING ME DAD OR ANY PARENTAL TITLE i thought we dealt with this months ago but apparently it’s still a goddamn issue

-are you still into eddsworld?

literally every time i get this question it further convinces me to not get back into the show no matter what new content comes out. i’m sick of the fandom, and slowly just getting more reasons to not like it. it was fun at first but now it’s just tiring and not within my interest. i moved on to other things. let’s face it: eddsworld is old and dead and tired and i’ve used up every single idea i have there’s no point for me to continue trying to conjure up new content for something i’m bored of. stop asking about it. stop asking me to draw it and honestly avoid even suggesting ideas for it, they don’t help. if i want to draw for it i will but it’ll be once in a blue moon and likely not without me getting the essence of a bad taste in my mouth. please let me move on before i pull every individual hair out of my head over this. maybe in the future at some point things’ll ease over and i’ll stop feeling sick everytime i hear about the EW fandom but for the time being, no. i’d rather pull out each hair from my arms and legs individually and then try and glue them back in place in perfect position.

-(any sort of “are you still into ______” question)

please just. don’t ask this. in any case. why is it necessary to comment on the fact i have changing interests and focuses. just assume most things i still have a fondness for but if i move onto something else chances are i just won’t draw it as much bc it isn’t in my focus.

-do you still draw eddsworld?

not unless ya fuckin pay me i don’t. literally. i’m not drawing eddsworld on my own will anymore because i’m sick of the fandom and sick of hearing about it. want to see new eddsworld art from me??? stop being cheap and expecting free shit from artists that don’t owe you anything. you wanna see EW stuff from me so badly pay me. my commissions are here and almost always open unless i say otherwise. don’t have money or a way to send it to me? not my problem and too bad on your end.

-you reblogged something from someone extremely problematic/unsafe

thank you for letting me know! tell me what it is they did, even better offer proof on it. i’ll likely delete the post and blacklist their url to hopefully prevent their name popping up on my blog in the future. i won’t publish these asks mostly to avoid discourse or in the event false information is provided. sorta just safety precaution i guess

-you’ve done something bad

again, thank you for letting me know! if i post or say something questionable please feel free to message me and i’ll try my best to address the issue and adjust accordingly. i’m aiming to grow as a person so critique is welcome, both on me and my artwork. don’t just come up and call me an asshole or a prick or something, actually point out the errors and explain why they’re wrong so i can better understand and it doesn’t just turn into a defensive round of who’s worse, because i tend to be a very defensive person.

-i think someone is stealing/reposting your art!

thank you very much for telling me! don’t message them right off the bat, come to me first and i will deal with it. i’ve dealt with this shit tons of times and it’s tiring as fuck but i’d rather repeat the same stupid civil message over and over again than start a giant calamity over something and end up with someone getting hurt. if you do get involved please stay polite about it don’t throw insults just a simple “hey this art was done by princeofmints/tv-headache/zachary jack/dirtypip/(etc my other account names) and he doesn’t want his art reposted, please take this down or add proper credit.”

-can i use your art as an icon?

sure man. only on places like instagram, tumblr, or twitter though, and proper credit in an easy to see place must be given. if a piece of art is of my ocs or especially vent art though never use it for icons. thank you.

-can i repost your art?

man oh man i really wish you wouldn’t but if you have to whatever. just make sure to credit me in the description easy to see, preferably at the top instead of a mile at the bottom under a read more. instagram is really the only place i’ll tolerate reposting WITH CREDIT, everywhere else do not repost my shit. do not trace my shit. do not recolour or edit my shit. want to use it in a video? ask me first please and then add proper credit that’s easy to see.

-can i colour/finish one of your sketches?

please don’t. please, please, do not.

-what is…

       -the adventure zone?

a podcast done by the mcelroy family. justin, travis, and clint play dungeons and dragons with griffin taking on the role of dungeon master. you can listen to it on maximum fun or search it up on itunes

       -don’t starve?

an indie survival game, mostly unique for it’s art style and creative choices. that’s why i’m fond of it, at least. i find it really pleasant to look at and listen to and watch and i love the characters and stories behind it! the game does cost money but just reading through the wiki about the characters and watching the trailers on youtube can give you a pretty good idea on what it’s about, so playing the game isn’t really necessary to be in the fandom i think.

       -oxenfree?

sort of a fantasy, sci-fi horror game. some teenagers go to an island for a party but end up contacting ghosts and get into a whole slew of shenanigans. this one i do recommend playing mostly just for the vast amounts of dialogue and choices to be made. there are a few parts that are a little jumpscare-y but if you keep the lights on and play where you feel safe i don’t think they’d be too bad! might trigger really bad paranoia though so be safe. they mostly consist of figures fizzing in or sudden static. if you play through it a second time on the same timeline they do get a little worse and even doing my best to comfort myself one of the pictures does nasty stuff to me just because of the way it looks. it’s not gorey or horrible or anything it’s just unnerving as fuck.

    -(something that isn’t listed here)

you can always google stuff

-how do you feel about people mimicking your art style?

for me personally, i won’t gripe about it too much just because i learned art from trying to mimic others and my own style is just an amalgamation of art styles i really like that sort of transpired into it’s own unique(?) thing. when it comes to people trying to draw in my style it personally doesn’t bother me too much, most of my concern actually goes out to the other artist. if ur gonna mimic a style please know the concepts and basics of it. don’t just draw in it because it looks cool, learn the aspects of it and why things look the way they do. i mostly say this because i see a lot of artists copying me and i can tell they don’t really know what they’re doing and it’s seriously hindering them. if you want to learn from my style, please, go ahead, just make sure to study up and learn your own path to avoid hurting your own progress. saying this, there is a point where i very much do not like this stuff and it makes me uncomfortable. but that’s more along the lines of people tracing, just straight up redrawing my stuff, or trying to mimic so closely you could be mistaken for me or ur aiming to have a style indistinguishable from mine. those i’m not okay with. but like, learning from and using me as a study point is okay just make sure u have a breaking off point where ur own individual style comes out for ur own sake.

Voltron Shipping Rant
Voltron Shipping Rant

Here Comes The Rant! Hella Frustrated  so its rant time.

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Hey there guys, Cookie here. Just a fair warning here, im recording this on my phone so the quality is not gonna be too great.

So this is really starting to make me irritated! I see it in like every damn popular fandom and it’s so freaken dumb. Like it pains me to see all this.

So in every fandom there is so much damn hate towards every fucking shiiiiip. Like every one of them. But now that I’m knee deep into it cause I’m proud to say I ship one of the ’ Not Okay ’ ships, it’s getting damn irritating. I can proudly say I’m a big ol Voltron nerd who ships Sheith.

Every time I’m in the ship tag I see hate posts here and there, but in the main just plain ol Voltron Tag I see so much hate it pains me sometimes. And it’s so damn stupid. Okay I get it, you don’t like the ship but why do you feel the need to make a whole hate blog or a big long post calling people disgusting, Pedophiles, and so on? Why? Are you doing anything productive doing that? Do you enjoy putting people down just for liking something fictional that you happen to not be a fan of?

I get that you don’t like the ship but do you need to insult everyone for it? I myself can’t stand klance, I don’t find it appealing at all. But you don’t see me calling the ship gross and sick or the users who do ship it disgusting. Because even though I don’t enjoy the ship I don’t think I should tell people they cant enjoy it. It’s called being respectful.

Why put so much effort into being so rude towards people, you aren’t doing anything but being a jerk and wasting your time. Sure you have the right to express your opinion but why waste your time being so rude and hateful when it’s easier to go: Well I don’t ship it, but okay that’s cool. When you see a ship you yourself don’t like.

And to be completely honest, all that hating your doing isn’t gonna change someone’s opinion on their ship. I see tons of hate and it doesn’t make me ship sheith any less than I already do.

And yes I get it, some characters are younger than others so it’s wrong in your opinion. Bla Bla Bla.

But look here, The ages in Voltron are all left unsaid except Pidge. Who is 14. Disney shipping Pidge, go right ahead. But unless she is aged up in personally don’t ship her with anyone unless it’s a Disney ship.( Disney shipping means if it can’t happen in a Disney movie it’s not okay ) BUT even though I think it’s wrong, I’m not gonna flat out bash people for it and waste my time doing so. And it’s rude and hurtful for me to do so, it’s much easier to simply be respectful. And BECAUSE IT’S FICTION and it’s not really happening I dont have a reason to cause some uproar.

If I saw that irl yes I would say something but shit if it’s fiction and you aren’t hurting, anyone fucking go for it. I think it’s wrong but not gonna bash people for it. 

But when it comes to characters like Keith, Lance, or Hunk, they are all just ’ in there late teens ’. But with no real cannon ages, don’t know if they’re 17-19. And from what I know Shiros age is also left unknown.

In my personal view I see Keith as 19, Hunk and Lance as 18, and Shiro at about 21-22. And guess what, a 22-…bleh…21 year old dating an 18 or 19 year old happens all the damn time IRL. I myself am 18 and have a few friends I went to school with that are currently in relationships with older people. People who are 21 and 22. It’s a real things that happens people, but when it happens in freaken fiction you guys blow up? I don’t get the reason to throw a big hoopla over it. Like shit guys. I get you don’t like that you don’t like that they have a small age gap. But if they are 18 and older in the shippers eyes since it’s left up to the viewer to depict their age then whatever. Screaming: THEY’RE  A MINOR, THEY’RE A MINOR! is just kinda stupid. Especially if the age gap is realistic. It’s not abnormal for people who are younger to date someone older than them.

When I was 15 I dated someone who was 17 for a while. A close friend of mine is 16 and dating someone who is 18. AND THAT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
Sure age gaps that are a bit bigger are a bit more eh, but it’s not like it doesn’t happen in real life. But you being not okay with that doesn’t mean you should fucking bash people and insult them over it.

How about you just leave your hate to your thoughts and be respectful towards other people? Like it’s so simple to say something isn’t for you so you’ll pass on it. Do you really feel the need to go all out over this?

Just learn to respect other people and users and stop being so damn rude. Get over it, it’s just a FICTIONAL SHIP. Okay? That’s all. Byyye. 

anonymous asked:

To your last post: Sometimes I feel like the younger generation wants fandom and fan culture to be back in the closet, back to something that isn't talked about IRL. Not even on purpose or anything like that, but it sure feels like that'll happen with all their calls of "don't ship/write/draw that icky thing where I can see, it's PROBLEMATIC". They make fandom unsafe for everyone. The fandom I'm in is so toxic there is constantly people lashing out against what I ship and create and I'm tired.

I really get that. I often wish we had a fan-owned social media platform that could combine the advantages of livejournal (flocking your journal, long, cohesive comment threads) with those of tumblr (shared tags, open spaces, easier ways to connect and share content). But for now, fandom’s platform is tumblr, so we have to make do. 

I think it’s important not to be intimidated. Protect yourself by all available means - blocking, unfollowing, blacklisting - clean your dashboard, follow like-minded people, even if they are from different fandoms - but you’ll see that they have to deal with similar problems. It comes with the benefit that when you see something hurtful on your dash, chances are good that someone else has already written a well-worded reply, which you can then back up with a variety of “This!” if you feel like it. 

Keep on doing what you love and don’t get too defensive. Keep in mind, you don’t have to justify yourself for the things you like - ships, kinks, tropes, whatever, it’s fine. I know it’s easy to doubt yourself when people attack you so viciously, but really, they are the ones deciding to harass you when they could just as easily leave you be, which tells you something about their real motives.

Actually, refusing to get defensive and apologetic over your ships is a surefire way to make concern trolls and would-be sjws froth at the mouth. How dare you unrepentantly ship That Thing™! How dare you not even try to explain yourself by telling them all about your personal life and your reasons for liking That Thing™ (so that they can in turn tell you that it’s not an excuse, and call you names)! No, really, don’t explain yourself. Blatantly refuse to be intimidated. They hate confidence more than anything because they only gain theirs by dogpiling on others. 

Oh, and they hate getting laughed at. So laugh at them. Find an angle to see something humorous in their comments. Roll your eyes at their catchphrases. Award them bonus points, depending on how many they use. “Perpetuating harmful stereotypes”. Check. “Hurting survivors”. Check. “Romanticizing abuse”. Check. “Horrible human being.” Check. “ —> “Congratulations! The SJ-o-meter ranked your post at 15 brp (bullshit rhetoric points).” They’ll get mad at you like you wouldn’t believe. Then, when you’ve driven them into a frenzy, block them. Block anyone else on their side of the trenches, don’t read their follow-up posts, just ignore them. Once you’ve understood the way these people argue, it’s ridiculously easy to predict what their next reply will be. Oh, and ask them questions like these:

“Do you also go to mainstream porn sites and shame the dudes watching gangbang clips? I mean, surely that’s a much more problematic thing than a couple of fans drawing rather exotic kinds of fanart.”

“Do you think we should ban the bible as well? After all, it’s fiction full of genocide, slavery, incest, and rape. And you have to admit, there are far more people reading the bible than fanfiction.”

“I see you posted about that episode of that series last week, where character A did this Illegal Thing™. Are you not afraid that people could see this episode and think it’s okay to do this Illegal Thing™?”

If they refuse to answer those questions - as they likely will, because the honest answer would be a no - ask them what their real motives are when they criticize other fans.

Also fallacies. It really helps to be able to tell when your opponent’s “argument” is just a red herring, or an ad hominem attack, or an appeal to authority. The famous “I am a survivor, so it’s my right to tell you what is or isn’t harmful” is just bullshit. Don’t even bother refuting these kinds of statement, it’s a waste of time; they’re easier fended off by pointing out their fallacious nature. 

Last but not least, if you get anon hate, but don’t want to turn off anon asks altogether, publish them with random facts about the life of the Australian sea turtle. Or just delete them. They’ll keep watching your blog, silently fuming as you ignore them. 

And remember, you are not alone. Fandom is full of great people, it just takes some effort to weed out the haters, and find a way not to let them ruin your day.

(this gets VERY VERY sentimental, just a warning lol)

hey, fellows!! i somehow reached 600 followers on Christmas Day! the only explanation is that you all joined up together in secret to give me this ~rad~ surprise 

but (thank god) it’s also pretty much the end of 2016, so it might be nice to tell my mutuals how much they meant to me this year. and because it’s such a coincidence, it’s Sherlock-Christmas-themed… 

so I made some categories, each a different character’s attitude to Christmas. (mostly the ASiB christmas asklhdsa i’d rather not include Agra) 
That character’s attitude to Christmas is pretty much my attitude to your blog. Sort of like a tag yourself, i guess, but i tag you, so it’s not really a tag yourself at all. so I get all the fun and you just get judged???? this idea is getting worse and worse by the second. sorry lol

okay let’s go 


Sherlock - he loves Christmas. compares things he loves to Christmas. can’t wait to get back to Christmas 

@totheverybestoftimesjohn @queerjawn @softholmes @infinitelyromantic @mychemicaltestube @witch-lock @thedyingletective @ifyouarelookingforbabynames @grumpy-swoop @dramaqueern @dontfindme @believingjohnlock @live4tjlc @tjlciseternal @alltheroadsleadtotjlc @eternaljohnlock @kissabell @shrlokholmes

John - he’s happier during Christmas, but not as loud about it as Sherlock. how much does John really like Christmas? no one knows, he never talks about it. except when he’s alone and working on his own blog - he’ll say privately that it’s the best Christmas he’s ever had. 

@95bees @insanewishfulfillment @femmejohn @vaticanhomos @addignisherlock @bi-john @loveinthemindpalace @tjohnlock @softespock @iamjustreading @fuckwitjulite @ichosedu @no-reason-at-all @honeybeejohn @swissmissing @johnsjawline @the-abominable-bee @the-blue-carbuncle

Mycroft - he’s hoping for a peaceful night in on Christmas. But by the end of the night, he’s staring through the window, pondering everything he thinks he knows about life 

@artfulkindoforder @sherlockedmeta @sherlocksdarksecret @mollydot @riteofashkente @lockedphonelockedheart @tworidiculousmen @sherlooks @thecumbercollective @tjlcisanaccuracy @girlofthemirror @hackerz003 @kimbiablue @benedicttcc @trigonita

Lestrade - He doesn’t get as much credit as he should. Yet he shows that he is a genuinely good person in being friendly to everyone at Christmas, listening a lot, very kind when talking with everyone else :’) 

@everything-is-gay-and-beautiful @sherlooks @detectivesinsuits @supernaturalyognaught @theconsultingweirdo @notelementarmydearwatson @consultingunicorn @notverybigmac @sherlockisactuallyacatsname @laconiclurker

Mrs Hudson - makes everyone feel at home on Christmas. comes close to adopting them tbh. would make food for them if she could. (trash crew ajsagdsajjasl!!)

@inevitably-johnlocked @jolly-jim @johnlock-realist @here-comes-samta-claus @tali-zora @musicmuse097 @sherlockprettydamngayholmes @mrfakebelieve @peweebaggins @arkycara @simpleanddestructivechemistry @normaldeviate @nobu-akuma @beardchr @totallymydivision @fleurdelisandbees @enjoytheelephant @gentle-petal @just–elope @martunamelt @kajepan @consultingeastwind @lalnableleesh

I’m just trying to say in a really odd and incoherent way that… I’m really glad that I crossed paths with all of you and I appreciate u a lot. If one of the above characters wasn’t present at the bbc sherlock christmas, then the christmas just wouldn’t be the same. Similarly, if we were missing any one of you from the fandom, it just wouldn’t be the same, it wouldn’t be as nice. ummm this is getting really sentimental so I’m just going to say that you are all ~rad~ and merry christmas/happy holidays :’)


okay there are some people who I wanted to give longer thank-yous to but I’d rather not clutter up your dash so… read more lol if i tagged you below or if you just want to read anyway…

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hey this is pretty important but it’s also really long so it’s under a cut. if you follow me (especially if we’re mutuals) you should probably read it ♡ thanks and happy new year!!

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Hi! The idea had been brought up a few times already, and I think now is the right moment to finally get started with commissions. I am currently not a student anymore but still too young to get a job for the time being, so until that becomes possible I wanna support my family the best I can. I also plan to meet my girlfriend irl this year, and money will be needed for that. Thank you for your time! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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trying-to-revise  asked:

Hi, I was wondering if you have any advice on picking up a language when you've had a bit of a hiatus from it? I've done an AS level in French but probably wasn't practising enough even then, and I really want to pick it back up again! Any tips? (ps. your blog is so well organised - your navigation section is genuinely fantastic) x

Hi and thanks so much! I took a two-three year break from learning French, so hopefully you’ll find some of the following tips helpful! 


The first thing I did when I picked up my French again was find resources that I liked - I use this website, and this textbook, mostly. I also recently got this dictionary, which is huge, and really useful! Check out my French resources tag here - there’s various websites, textbooks, youtube videos, music playlists, etc.! Just spend some time finding a resource(s) that you really like and can reference easily. 

Secondly, I started working on grammar - I found that was where I was most lacking as it wasn’t really a focus in school. Personally, I researched as much grammar as I could, although that’s not necessarily the best course of action - I find I’m more likely to forget something if I’m not using it in practice, so learning tenses like the simple past isn’t really necessary unless you’re exposed to formal writing. 

Vocab isn’t as much of a focus for me as I find it a lot easier to learn, but learning vocab in context (in sentences that you might actually say, for example) and learning vocab that you’d likely use often is something I find helpful!

Learning colloquial language is infinitely useful. It’s something you use all the time in English, and it helps prevent you sounding like a robot when you try to talk to someone in French. Check out my vocab tag here for some great colloquial language vocab posts!

Practice, of course, makes perfect! Keeping a journal in French, reading or watching the news, listening to the radio and so on are all great everyday applications of French. However, I’d recommend starting with Disney films and songs, and kids books, like fairytales, are all great (and lots of fun). I’m currently reading Harry Potter à l’école des Sorciers (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) in French, for example! (Protip: it’s much easier to find books and films online if you search for it in French.)

Make friends. Chatting to people in French is easily the best way to practice. You can use sites like wespeke or apps like HelloTalk if you don’t know anyone irl or online to practice with. Try not to take yourself too seriously - you will make mistakes - which is the best way to learn - and you will inadvertently say something dirty at least once. It happens, laugh it off and keep practicing! 

Overall, don’t put too pressure on yourself! Think about why you want to continue learning French - chances are, it’s not for a grade if you’re self-learning. French is a beautiful language, and it should be enjoyed! There will be setbacks and it’s not a linear process, but that’s okay and the most important thing is to enjoy yourself and enjoy learning French!


I hope this helps, and let me know if you need anything else! 

snonalbain  asked:

Do u have links/tips that will help me learn to draw?

In short, just do it!

Draw as much as you can, whenever you can and observe life around you! Draw mundane things, exciting things, tiny things, giant things, things that aren’t things lol you get my point. For me, it’s important when I think “Oh I suck at drawing [insert whatever thing]!” that I see that as a challenge. I don’t want to put any limitations on myself because I’m the only one who can do that.

So let’s take hands, for example, because a ton of people struggle with them (including myself lol). Draw 100 of them in every different pose and configuration imaginable, by the end of it you’ll be 100 hands better than when you started. Never ever shy away from something because you suck at drawing it, the only way to get better is to do it.

If you (or anyone else too) have more drawing questions feel free to ask me on my personal blog! ( http://melonberri.tumblr.com/ )

-Tierra

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