and tumblr was being kind of a jerk about uploading it

Youtuber Triquetra Theory

(UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM) (Spoilers for the Darkiplier vs AntiSepticEye video)


(CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR “A DATE WITH MARKIPLIER” AND “MARKIPLIER TV”)


Everyone think about this whole Darkiplier/AntiSepticEye thing like they are just one half with the actual humans being the other 50% or something.
But, like, if you look closer there’s like, four sides.
The body, the mind, the soul, and the spirit.

Here:

Body - What you see and hear. The face you see on the webcam, the voice that comes through your speakers.

Mind - The cynical and criticizing shadow. Plotter, trickster, power-hungry, flawed, and envious.

Soul - Mostly ideals and morals. The emotion, the tears, the humor, and opinions.

Spirit - It goes beyond the webcam, they stand on stage or on the sidewalk. They answer questions and give hugs.

But, like, imagine each one of these was a separate entity.

The Spirit is the human, and the Body of their channel influences them. They spark motivation by affecting their computers, sending subconscious messages and encouraging and motivating them to do certain types of videos.
But the Body is affected by the Mind and Soul,  who are in a constant struggle for control over it. It’s like a war.

So the Body, Mind, and Soul are like AI, artificial intelligence that literally lives within the internet.The Spirit is the human.

So let’s use JackSepticEye as an example and categorize his personas:

Body - JackSepticEye

Mind - AntiSepticEye

Soul - Seán McLoughlin

Spirit (the actual human) - Seán William McLoughlin

So excluding the human, it’s like a triquetra of AI associated with each channel.

So I’m calling this the-

“Triquetra Theory”.

Like

This thing:

The three prongs are the Body, Mind, and Soul. The enveloping circle is the Spirit.

The Soul is usually stronger so they are in control most of the time… But sometimes the Mind can one-up the Soul, and the result is what we saw on Holloween and Valentine’s day when JackSepticEye and Markiplier did the AntiSepticEye and Darkiplier bits.

The Mind is, like, hellbent for control. It can’t bare the fact that it’s not as powerful as the Soul, and they take that frustration out by literally hurting the Body. Anti brutally slashes Jack’s throat without hesitation, glitching and jerking around, causing him obvious pain.

It’s also like in Mark’s “A Date With Markiplier” video. Near the end of the Darkiplier route, a second version of Mark, presumably the Soul judging by the humor of the get-up, comes and tries to defeat Darkiplier and save you. If you do something wrong, you end up shooting the Soul, thus giving Dark complete control over the Body.

It’s a literal war.

Oh and those other personas? Like Googleplier and Jackieboy Man? Wilford Warftsache?

Have you ever wondered why all of Mark’s personas are crowded in that one conference room at the end of Markiplier TV?

What if each persona was also independent, and the Mind and Souls were like generals of their war. Whichever side was in control would have their allies also expressing their ideals through the Body. The personas like Googleplier and Dr. Iplier just want their ideals shown through the body. Dr. Iplier even states that he likes Wilford’s idea because it expressed his ideas.

And the King of the squirrels? There’s a reason why he just ducked in and out. He was deciding what side to be on. He poked his head in, saw their fiasco of a meeting, and peaced out.

Googlieplier’s videos show that Dark was generous to give his ideas some air when he was in control for that period of time.

The personas are soldiers, the Soul and Mind are generals.

Oh, and the best part?

They’re in a cheaply rented conference room.

Which implies that it both exists in their digital reality and that others can go in there.

Yeah.

Jack’s personas can be crammed into the room next over. the King of the squirrels proves that they can run around the inside of the building.

ALSO

Have you ever wondered how that video even got uploaded?

If the Soul was in control, and the Mind hates the Soul…

…who provided that video to the Soul to promote through the Body?

Oh yeah.

Wilford Warftache helped make that video. He was the only one there besides Dr. Iplier who wanted it, and he’s obviously a sensible personality, ergo, Wilford must have been the only one to keep it.

Mister Wilford is a double agent.

Or a really good troll.

OH

And don’t get me started on A Date With Markiplier’s “true ending”.

You know why Dark’s so obsessed with you in that video?

Yeah. You play as THE BODY in that.

It’s a reenactment of the war between the Soul and Mind, with you stuck in between. The Soul keeps thrusting you about, giving you ideas and stimulation within their little kingdom while the Mind plots to take control of you.

Mark, the Soul, near the end of the true ending literally says “I’ll follow you anywhere” implying that he’s trying to keep control.

But then Warftache is like “LOL NOPE” and steals you away into his weird vortex and “shows you who you really are”.

You, the Body, gets stranded in a bathroom, separated from both the Soul and Mind, meaning that all embodiment of Markiplier is GONE.

Without the Soul or Mind, you are nothing but what the channel is without Mark Edward Fischbach.

And if you exclude every Youtuber, every online persona, every fictional character that has appeared in his videos. If you get rid of everything that has a Soul or Mind of its own…

…you get a bunch of dogs.

You get CHICA.

YEAH.

THAT’S why you’re Chica in the bathroom. That’s why its the true ending.

Because until Mark or Dark can find you again, you’re nothing.

Nothing but a dog.




(DARK VS ANTI UPDATE)

Okay so let’s break down that video bit by bit.

Darkiplier first says

“In this world… only one of us can be king”

to which Anti calls him weak as if debating that statement. It’s as if they are hinting at a monarchy or maybe even some form of government among the Minds. It’s possible that if Minds can have such a social structure, then maybe the Souls have a similar organization as well. Dark then says

“You seem to like to try things that are destined to fail”

as if he’s criticizing Anti’s tactics for trying to defeat the Soul.

After a bit of banter, Anti says

“this world is mine, these people are mine!”

This could be hinting at how controlling the Body is also controlling the Spirit, which influences the subscribers and controls them in a way.

After a while, near the end of the video as multiple Minds get supposedly defeated, and as the ambiance grows, Dark asks Ant:

“is it one of your own?”

This could be referencing the personas that Anti has fighting for him are capable of fighting other Minds.

Soon after, Dark’s version of Chica suddenly appears, which implies that not only personas exist in this world, but their characters as well. That includes characters such as Septiceye Sam or Tiny box Tim, and several others. Maybe even video game characters which the Souls and Minds are usually associated with, such as Dark and the Nightmare Animatronics from FNAF 4 or Anti and Flowey from Undertale.

It’s also important to point out how Anti at first seems dismayed that Dark didn’t feed Chica, but suddenly switches attitude and laughs as Chica draws closer while Dark looks extremely stressed. Dark’s reaction implies that characters like Chica can inflict actual pain and harm to Mind, and ergo, to Souls as well. Anti’s reaction implies that he’s either eager for a fight or is some kind of masochist. It’s also notable how Chica needs to be fed in the first place as if at least the characters have dietary needs.

It’s also weird that neither of them is exactly how we saw them in their own videos. Anti lacks the gauges in his ears while Dark isn’t wearing a tie. This has several implications, not to mention the fact that Jack, on Tumblr, hints that the plugs were removed on purpose, which implies that Dark’s tie being missing isn’t an accident, either.

If we look back to the theory, it states that the Mind doesn’t control the Spirit as they do the Body. They send sub conscious messages through the computers, which influences the Spirit’s creativity and ideas. They aren’t in

complete

control, but why would the Mind send messages about removing the tie and plugs?

Well, that answer isn’t clear yet. But, we’re not done. Not yet. Jack has been hinting on Twitter and Tumblr on another video for a long time now, dropping cryptic messages such as this:


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̨͈̳̦͈̰̰̳̜͈̜̠̹͋ͭ͛ͯ͌̇͆̎ͨͫ̽ͫ͂͗͢

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̧͇̩͕͇̱̬̬̳̆ͤ͂̎ͨ̄̔͌͊͆ͧ̊ͣ̄̓ͥ͊̆̿͜O̶̫̲̺͍̮̘͎̿̌͐̐̒͊̌̔͑ͥͤ̈͊͛̾ͦ͟ụ̡̣̜̰̪̺̭̞͔̦̳̤̫̭͌̊͋̿ͭ͑ͩ̊ͦ̓̽ͥ̉̈́̑̄̚͢ͅr̳͎̗̪͎͇̊ͧͯ̇̈̈́͂͋̊͆̃̏͆̕͢͠ͅ

̭̯͙̺̩͉̩͈̩̲̪̟̄ͣ̆̎̔ͩ̐̓ͧ͊̀̃̎ͦ̎̀͘͞R̶͇͕͖͖̖̱͈̗̦̱̗̗̯̩̫̮̦̔̋ͧ͛͆͌̂̀͘iͭͧ̓͐͆̃̊͆̀ͤ́ͬ̍ͨͦ͒҉̴̢̩̩̙͢t̡̧̢̤̦̪̳̮͉͇̖̙̂̍̓̾̿̅͛ͣ̔̈́ͯ͑͟ͅu̴̸̧̻̲̼͙͇̼͎̬̰̖̫̠̔͗͌̈́̓̆̍͆ͯ̂̽̀ͩ̍̚̚̕a̸̶̢̡͔̠̩̱̹̬̲͓̩̫̦̙͎͚̬̿̆̾ͤ̎͆̎̾̎̄̕l̵̟̝̰̖͍̠͎͕̓͆̾̿ͥͥ̆̋͒̆̈͌ͪ͗ͨ̚͘͞͠͞

̫̖̲͇̳̗͉̫͈̦̞̻͇̦̺̬̠ͥ̈̎̄͠͞N̡̨͂ͮͭ̉̓̂̚͏̶͖̖̻͕̠o̶ͯ́̎ͣ͑̀͑ͧ̃̆ͪͪ̇͛͏͚͖̲̥b̴̵̴͎̗̰̹̪̜̈́ͬ͐̅̓ͦ̾ͮ̄͂͞o̵̢̡̤̮̰͍̗̙̺ͤ͛̈́͛̉̃͢͝ḑ̴̷̞̤̖̭̭̖͔̪̦̩̫̣̺̳̫͕̬ͧ̂̏̆ͨ̈́͡ŷ̠̖̳͓̪̙̪͚̰̏́͌̊̋̇̏ͤ͜͞


It is difficult to read, so here’s what it says:

Convoke

Ready

Exuberant

Bring

Our

Ritual

Nobody

Several people point out how after “convoke” it spells out the word “REBORN” which is interesting on its own. This is the definition of convoking:

Call together or summon (an assembly or meeting).

Now, this is VERY interesting since it immediately reminds me of the conference room from the Markiplier TV video, where Dark supposedly gathered the personas to hear Wilford Warftsache’s idea.

Let’s look at the other definitions:

Ready: in a suitable state for an activity, action, or situation; fully prepared.

Exuberant: filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

Bring: cause (someone or something) to come to a place

Our: belonging to or associated with the speaker and one or more other people previously mentioned or easily identified.

Ritual: a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.

Nobody:

no person; no one.

The words “exuberant” and “ritual” stand out to me as it implies that Anti is somehow excited for a ritual or gathering. Yet it’s organized, saying “bring out ritual nobody” which at first makes no sense, but if you apply some extra, related vocab and include the entire list, you get something along the lines of:

“Convoke them. I am ready and exuberant. Bring our ritual.”

The “nobody” could possibly be a command as if nobody but Anti’s “soldiers” should come. Either way, the message is pretty clear that Anti is excited about something, and that a ritual is coming. But for what? A massive attack against the Soul? A calculated, organized strike?

But now, let’s look at Jack’s Twitter account, where all it says is

“i̝̜͍͍͙͈m҉̭͚̯̗̻̪p̱̜͓̟̣os͚̞̣̀t͈͢er̛̠͇̠͕̣̦”

Hear me out. What if the Dark VS Anti video was a warning? Not to scare us, but to prepare us. What if the Anti in that video was actually Séan, the Soul? What if the Souls of these channels dressed up, not accurately btw, and re-enacted something that happened long ago.

The Minds don’t joke around in any way, they don’t have time for humor, they’re constantly fighting, but the Souls are the source of every channel’s jokes and personality. They could have turned this actually scary event into an infomercial or sorts. Why would Anti call Jack, the Body, an imposter when he himself would force Jack to look like him? It only makes sense that Anti would act so negatively towards Séan, the Soul.

Why would they leave out the tie and plugs if they were part of their daily outfit? Dark is a formal person, he would never go without a tie. Anti likes his gauges so much that he puts them on the Body, which takes time.

This upcoming video with Anti could very well be a clash between the Soul and Mind, a current fight taking place as Anti is furious that Séan would dare become an “imposter” in order to warn us against the danger of the Minds by re-enacting a serious time with humor and quite possibly offending Anti and maybe even Dark as well.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see when the video comes around ;]

Honey Blossom Days, Kraglin/Yondu Explicit PWP with sex!pollen, Part 1 of 2

Have an old fic that I never put on AO3. The original unedited version of the first chapter has been uploaded here before, but it’s lost to the dusty shelves of my tumblr archive. The second chapter has so far only been seen by one person, who requested access to my fic vault (they know who they are!)

Anyway, this features drink spiking, dildos, and drugged sex that is nevertheless relatively safe, by Yondu and Kraglin’s standards.


It’s called Janadva, which means something fruity in a language that ain’t compatible with standard translators. Honey blossom, Kraglin thinks? All he knows is the following: it’s one of the most effective aphrodisiac-depressants around, a favorite date-rape drug that’ll make anyone horny for anyone else, and that some bastard tried to slip a coupla crushed pills in Zqo’s drink.

Which Yondu, assuming it was your average spiking attempt, had snatched, glared at the guy, and pointedly downed.

Really, thinks Kraglin as the Centaurian curls in his lap, rubbing down in a way that’s entirely distracting when Kraglin’s trying to pilot, and making weird kittenish noises that have no goddamn business coming out of Yondu fucking Udonta’s mouth, he got himself into this. But as always, if captain flounders into a mess, it’s first mate’s duty to get him out of it. Even if it means chaperoning a very horny and non-verbal Yondu who he cannot, by any means, fuck.

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Waylight Refuge’s Love is in the Air Gala!

Another handsome envelope arrives in your post-box. The envelope is crisp and a romantic, pale pink color, and the wax seal bears the tell-tale Waylight Refuge lantern symbol. Opening the envelope reveals an equally-lovely invitation:

You’re Invited!

Waylight Refuge will be hosting a Love is in the Air Gala, and we would love for you to attend. Food and drink will be provided, along with music, dancing, a Date Auction, Raffle, photobooth, and a special performance from the Succulent Tarts!

Attire is black-tie only, no outside food, drink, or alcohol permitted. Weapons must be checked at the door for admittance (no exceptions).

When: Sunday, February 12th, at 5:30 in the evening. (Server time)

Where: Temple of the Jade Serpent, Jade Forest, Pandaria

We hope to see you there!

-Waylight Refuge

OOC INFORMATION

You guys asked for it at the Yule Ball, so here it is! Our big Valentine’s/Love is in the Air Gala. Lots to do, lots to see, and hopefully lots of fun to be had. But first things first, let’s break down the general rules for this event:

  1. Black-tie attire only. This is a formal event, so please dress accordingly. Ceremonial armor is permitted, provided it is clean and free of rips, tears, dents, or stains.
  2. No weapons, period. Full-stop. Only our Guardians are permitted to have weapons in the event, as they will be providing security for the evening. You will be asked to check yours at the door, and if you refuse, you will be turned away. Weapons are meant for war, not for dancing, and disturb the atmosphere we are trying to create.
  3. No outside food, drink, or alcohol. We will have food and drink (alcoholic and non) being served for those who wish, so please leave your own snacks and drinks at home! Those found trying to sneak in substances of any kind will be asked to turn them over or leave.
  4. Please keep smoking to the entry alcove. While this is an outdoor event, let’s keep our ballroom area free of smoke. Smoking will be permitted in the entryway only.
  5. Respect must be given at all times. Whether to your fellow attendees, or to the Refuge workers, keep it classy. Don’t be rude to others, ICly or OOCly. Behaviors that won’t be tolerated include, but are not limited to: griefing others, trolling, harassment, fights, spamming toys/spells/macros, etc.
  6. Know your limits. Just because we’ll have alcohol available doesn’t mean drunkenness will be tolerated. It won’t be. If you’re too inebriated, expect to be cut off. If you get out of control, expect to be escorted out.

Failure to follow these rules will result in disciplinary measures up to and including dismissal from the event and blacklisting from further Refuge events if necessary.

MORE EVENT INFO BELOW THE CUT.

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The Boys Are Back in Town

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Brooklyn adored its favorite sons. 

There were kids who grew up on young Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes stories in the “old neighborhood."  Grandmothers would tell their grandchildren and maybe great-grandchildren about how charming Bucky could be, how sweet a guy Steve was.  And maybe there was a bit of regret in some stories, with the ladies who went on double dates with Steve and Bucky and ended up with Steve getting ignored or shunted off to the side.  Who knew that skinny, scrawny boy would end up being Captain America? 

There was the story of quiet Betsy Robinson, who’d actually been sweet on Steve Rogers even then, but she’d been too shy to ever say a word.  It didn’t stop her from telling her daughter and granddaughter about how Steve got beat up on her behalf, fending off the attentions of a boy she didn’t like.  She told them: "You look for a boy like Steve Rogers, honey.  You look for a man who knows how to treat a lady right.  Don’t you settle for less.”

Betsy Robinson’s girls took that to heart. 

There were stories of how Bucky had looked out for Steve, how the neighborhood knew how to look for Bucky if Steve was getting beat up again.  How Bucky had quietly worked his ass off to pay the rent or to get the medical bills paid when Steve got sick.  It was Mrs. Brenner who taught Bucky how to make her special chicken noodle soup, which came in handy for all the times Steve fell ill.  She also passed on plenty of recipes to Steve himself, who, in her opinion, needed all the feeding up he could get.  In return, the boys looked after her children sometimes - four girls and a baby boy, who would all have stories to tell about Bucky and Steve growing up.  Steve and Bucky would appear in a popular and classic children’s book series, albeit in a disguised form, written by the youngest girl, who would go on to become a famous children’s book author. 

Everyone knew who “Stevie” and “Jimmy” were anyway. 

So Brooklyn opened its arms when both Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes made their respective miraculous returns from the dead. 

It must be observed that Sam Wilson - a.k.a. the Falcon and one of the newest Avengers - was considered an adoptive son by Brooklyn, because, of course, everyone knew how he’d helped Cap find Bucky and all his work getting Bucky the healing he needed.  Sam eventually figured out that there was no way he was ever going to pay for a drink (coffee or otherwise) in Brooklyn ever again. 

There were little kids running around with Falcon-style backpacks too.  Sam preened for weeks, while secretly hiding the fact that he teared up the first time.

Bucky has photographic evidence of the tears though.  “Putting a little by for our retirement,” he claims, with much of his old mischief back.

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so, thanks to this beautiful blog, i had a thought: what if erotic photographer!Derek ran a tumblr helping guys (and the occasional gal) take better dick pics? and what if Stiles was a *coughcough* fairly regular submitter after Derek posted a selfie *coughcough* and things… happened? here are the results.

The blog wasn’t actually Derek’s idea to begin with. It began with a pretty young bodouir model with a propensity for checking her phone during breaks in the shoot. Not that Derek minded, of course–he was getting paid whether the photos got taken or not, so it was no skin off his nose. That is, until the day he noticed her turn bright red out of the corner of his eye, and whirled around to see what the cause of her rather strong reaction might be. 

“Oh my god,” she spluttered, and Derek’s concern melted away when her shock shifted to laughter as she stared at the smartphone in her hand. “Derek, you have got to see this.” Curiosity piqued, Derek stepped around to lean over her shoulder–and was greeted by the single most hideous, uncreative photograph of a penis ever to exist. 

“Would you just look at this?” the girl chortled, and if Derek weren’t so offended by the poor quality of the picture, he would be laughing with her. As far as dicks go, the one on the screen is fairly average, nothing to write home about, but… the lighting is terrible, the angle is horrendous, and the penis itself takes up most of the frame in a hideously forward way that makes the artist in Derek cringe. Not only that, he notes, but the sender’s dick is strategically placed next to a ruler, in the most crude display of dominance via size Derek has ever seen. All in all, it’s positively revolting, and Derek has to look away to keep from dry heaving at the sight. 

As it turns out, unsolicited “dick pics” are not all that uncommon, particularly for girls like Erica, and, current profession notwithstanding, it angers Derek to think that there are men (boys, really) who think that this sort of thing is appropriate or welcomed in any way. It doesn’t take much digging on the internet to find hundreds of similar pictures, uploaded by guys who feel that aggressively proclaiming the size of their dick makes them better and more desirable. After fifteen minutes, Derek is feeling ill, and after nearly an hour he wants nothing more than to lie down and try to permanently erase the images from his mind. Instead, in a brief and probably-soon-to-be-regretted flash of inspiration and generosity, he heads to Gmail and creates a new account, which he then uses to create a Tumblr under the same name. It takes less than half an hour to get it looking decent, and another ten minutes to write (and re-write) an intro post (complete with a ‘selfie’ for the curious) for a blog that Derek hopes will do a little bit of good among the dick-pic-taking brotherhood of the 21st century. 

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I’m just gonna talk for a little bit, you don’t have to read it but I just wanted to touch on some things. It all ties together eventually like all my extended rants so….

I’ve mentioned before that the only other band “fandom” I’ve been super active in was for Avenged Sevenfold. And honestly, it was because of tumblr that I stopped being active…
There’s always been issues in the A7X fandom, I know it’s totally different now, there’s a million more people…But back in the day, like 2005-2009 it was easily the most competitive and nasty fandom to be part of. Yes, I met a bunch of cool people through it, because I had 2 of the more well known fansites on myspace dedicated to them…I also encountered so many vicious people.

Like, I don’t know if anyone remembers that confession box you could add to your profile where people could anonymously leave you messages…kinda like on here but if you really wanted to respond to someone you’d have to take the time to screenshot and upload the photo, code it and make a bulletin post…you’d really have to want to respond if you had to. Anyways, I was just telling @grucified about the time I kept receiving death threats via the confession box because Zacky V used one of the VU layouts I made and he posted a shout out to me thanking me for it…And I’d get random anon messages calling me a groupie slut, and just continuous things like that…and I was maybe 17 at the oldest at this point. So i just deleted the app, I got nice messages too of course, but when people send you that kind of hate daily, there’s no need to keep it.

So, dealing with things like that was….ya know….i have no real words for it…especially since i had a private profile, whoever sent those messages was a “friend” of mine.

When myspace died, really the only other place for fandom sites was tumblr. At least with myspace you can pick and choose which fansites you add and what you see, kinda like facebook. But here, if you search a tag you see a lot of everything. There were of course oddball fansites for band members wives/girlfriends on myspace, but again, you could easily avoid those.

But I’d come on here seach for “syn gates”, for example, and photos of his wife, his house, his family…anything and everything would come up basically. And then you get sucked into reading things that just infuriate you…it just turned into “what fuck are these fans”…kinda thing.

People just infuriated me so much I don’t even have words for it…so i unfollowed any blog dedicated to Avenged because I…can…not.

Moving on though, I was (and still, regardless I will always be an elite Avenged fan. FALLEN 4LIFE) basically chased away from the fandom because of the way other fans were. It was constant competition, constant bickering and people just constantly starting shit just for the sake of it.

And for a while, the Ghost fandom seemed like a breath of fresh air in comparison. For me personally, I haven’t really ever received any malicious anonymous messages that others have, like the ones that were going around today for no good reason. But I’ve obviously dealt with plenty of people that just, I swear, purposely annoy me for the ha-ha’s of doing so.

I mostly get asks that I’m like “why are you asking me this?” and then it sometimes turns into a domino effect of chaos. And here’s my only real issue, I’ve made several posts that if I don’t give the proper credit to things I post, just let me now so I can source accordingly…I have no reason what so ever to not give credit where credit is due as long as I know the actual source. JUST TELL ME. I WILL CREDIT. I WILL EDIT WHATEVER AS NEEDED. But I have had 2 people, that I know of at least, make comments that a certain photo was theirs, I apologize and I edit the post. But they still went on to make their own blog posts, one of them made repeated posts, dragging me down. And I just sit here like, oh okay, fuck me then….

Do you know how many of my photos I’ve seen on other sites? How many times I’ve seen edits or gifs I’ve made reposted? A lot, dudes, A lot. It’s annoying, and most of the time now I just let it happen because I don’t care. But before it was so frequent if I saw a photo I took reposted by someone else I would just comment and say i took it, BAM I’m set.

I’m kind of all over the place here…but I wanted the main point to be here: stop being jerks.
Stop being anonymous jerks, especially.

If you don’t like something, you don’t like someone…scroll past them. It’s that easy. Nobody is hurting anybody here, it’s almost mind boggling where some people get off being so plain and simple mean sometimes. Don’t try to chase people away from something they love because you like to stir the pot.

I’ve met a lot of people on here, only a small amount actually in person and one that I know well…but there are still people I talk to on here and other social media sites that I do like and consider online friends. But I still just know them from what I see what they post, just like people only know me by my posts…and I know I come off a certain way probably, but you don’t know everything about me or what goes on in my daily life other than what I share. Because you don’t really know or understand someone, is all the more reason you shouldn’t go anonymously attacking them just for the sake of doing it.

Excuse me for sounding like a mom, but that is flat out bullying. How many people have you seen say Ghost has changed their lives and given them a purpose and something to love and look forward to? Me being one of them, I know that because I’m so preoccupied with Ghost that personal issues with relationships and friendships that have blown up in my face this past year seem so minimal. So I understand other people who are so “obsessive”, because it’s an escape. And whatever makes you happy, please do so. As long as you aren’t hurting yourself or others, why does it matter?

Don’t let other people’s negativity take you away from your happy place. Fuck that.