(( Mod speaking: Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I thought it would be nice to make some Valentine cards, so, there you are! Each written one is a shout out to someone amazing… I will tag them, hoping not to be creepy.
First one is for @askmastercaesar, because mod is a sweetie pie and she deserves love. And that’s what she will have!
Second one is for @ask-sir-crocodile, because lets’ be honest it’s the main reason that made me come back ask-blogging, and I love our shenaningans. Stay awesome as you’ve always been, dear!
Third one is for @ask-the-warlords, because Resha and Alcka are two wonderful cuties, funny as hell, talented, and amazing friends. I love you, girls! Thank you for everything you do!
Fourth one is for @askarlong, because your blog is the main reason I started ask-blogging in the first place. You will always be senpai and I’ll never get the guts to actually talk to you probably, hehe!
Fifth one is for @asksmoyan, because even if we don’t interact that much on here, Cyd is really a great person! I wish you the best!
Sixth one is for @ask-papa-mihawk, because Sora, let’s face it, you’re awesome, and everyone loves you and your blogs. Our favourite parent ever.
The last one is for each one of my precious followers! I love each one of you, I don’t deserve so many of you and I hope you will have a lovely day. Use the blank one as you wish! Lots of love! ))
((So um hi, I just managed to finally land a steady internet connection, and I don’t know if I’m gonna try to keep up with askblogging again or not, I don’t even know if I’ll be able to join in on this crazy lil party, but this is a great excuse to draw Arlong in a yukata and jfc y’all look like yer having a blast with these event things, y’all are hilarious))
Okay so I really wanted to pop off of perma-hiatus just for this Rain Dinners Party that Sir Crocodile is hosting, but seeing as my internet connection is a once-in-a-blue-moon thing nowadays, it’s just not possible. So have an Arlong relaxing at home in my pajamas as consolation.
(tbh this party idea makes me really want to try askblogging again, one of the biggest reasons I ever started askblogs was because of the chance to interact/make friends/socialize with the mods of all these cool blogs. Maybe once I get a steady internet connection again I can see if I’m stable enough to try the askblog thing again. That’s months away though.)
It has been a fun and wonderful three years running this askblog, but it is time to move on, coinciding with my own cross-country move back to my beloved Washington State. My own voyage ends (and begins) a new page in its logbook this May, and Arlong needs a happy ending of his own. Or perhaps it’s a beginning after all.
I can’t say that I will never be back, but I have so many other things going on in my life.. this is one project that is falling by the wayside. I’m keeping the askblog up, but the askbox will be closed and no more asks will be answered. I’m sorry if I didn’t get to your ask - I’ve had some awesome things pop up in my inbox, and I wish I had the energy to finish them all before bowing out.
As always, I can be found on my artblog, Maritime Sarcophagus, and on my personal blog,Asphalt Sarcophagus. Feel free to follow either if they interest you - I still draw and post lots of One Piece fanart (some of it NSFW), and Arlong is still one of my favourite characters, so any Arlong fans can be sure to still see fanart of him pop up on my artblog every now and then.
((Post-time-skip Nami and Arlong are one of my strongest OTPs and I just can’t keep the borderline shippiness of this off my blog. It’ll only get worse from here I guarantee it. Mun does not care how OOC it seems, check the F.A.Q. and the Headcanon pages for some sort of explanation if you’re curious))
((Also I’ll be tagging this sort of thing with “arlong x nami” so if it squicks you or triggers you or whatever the kids are calling it these days, feel free to add that to your tumblr savior blacklist))
New look for a new start (after a fashion, a few things are gonna change ‘round here).
I need to add a few things to the About/FAQ page, but other than that, the layout of the blog has been completely overhauled~~
Anyway, some of the new things are pretty small – I’m tired of being so rigid with the typical ask blog protocol, so I’ll probably be doing shit like…
posting any SFW Arlong pictures I draw as well as answers to asks
the occasional relevant Arlong-themed reblog
random pseudo-roleplay in picture form with a Nami and/or Iceburg blog that doesn’t actually exist, because I need to get headcanon OTP feels out of my system SOMEHOW.
Oh yeah and also I’m finally admitting to wanting to deviate a little from in-canon Arlong to more post-time-skip-headcanon Arlong, because let’s face it, as much as I love him Arlong is a racist abusive asshole and has little room for building meaningful interactions with non-fishman characters, and that’s no fun. So he’s magically getting a softer side because at this point in the game if he doesn’t get one, I don’t think I can keep doing an askblog for him. 8I
(This one gets a shaded picture because I ship it so damn hard >> )
Thank you, asknamisan and asknami, for being such perfect Nami blogs. I haven’t really interacted with either of you, but thank you for existing nonetheless. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every single post you’ve made, and the ask blog community wouldn’t be the same without your contributions.
Nami is the bright and sunny, charming problem-solver to Arlong’s dark, wallow-in-self-pity bitterness. He wouldn’t have half of his appeal as an ask blog without her part in his past, even as abusive and abrasive their interactions were in canon.
( …I’m also a sucker for the potential for beauty-and-the-beast type relationships, and these two are no exception. You have no idea how hard I wished that Arlong would soften up to humans in canon and see the error of his ways because of Nami. Sigh… )
Two for this one because there’s no way Doflamingo would ever let Arlong get away with that. Dohohohoho~~
Anyway. Thank you askdofu, for killing me with laughter and lust with your take on Doflamingo, which was, is, and will always be perfection. I’m always floored by your talent, and while we never really got to know each other very well I still consider you one of the coolest motherfuckers on the internet.
And a thank-you also goes out to be-yoursel-fufufu, for being so sweet to me. Yours might not have been an ask blog per se, but I miss you. My dash isn’t the same without your craziness.
I started this ask blog a little over 2 years ago and never expected to last more than a month. And yet here I am, 2 years later and at nearly 350 followers. I’ve met my best friends through the One Piece and askblog community, and I can’t say enough how much I appreciate this fandom.
It’s been a rough few years, and between all the unintended hiatuses, the personal issues, the loss of some amazing ask blogs, and no shortage of internet drama, it’s still been an amazing few years.
Here’s to many more.
I only have one question left in my inbox, and it’s a pretty epic one.
So I’ve planned a little celebration, I guess. There have been far more than just the nine top fave’d and reblogged blogs in my current “tumblr crushes” that are so very worthy of mention, so I’ve compiled a list of over 20 askblogs that I’ve either been very fond of or I have been friends with for a long time. Some of them are quite new, and many others have long been deactivated, abandoned, or put on indefinite hiatus. But it doesn’t matter. They all helped me, entertained me, or were very supportive of me in some way, shape, or form, and they deserve appreciation (ask blogs are a lot of work, yo).
There will be thank you pictures. Oh god, the thank you pictures. I’ve been drawing like crazy, and over the course of the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting them, probably three at a time.
I’m re-opening asks, but nothing will get answered until all of the appreciation posts have been made. And sometime during the next couple of weeks I’ll be overhauling the look of the blog, making new header and avatar images, and finding a more interesting layout. The FAQ page has been updated already. :D
Be on the lookout for some ridiculous shenanigans. 8D