Hey rat what where the things that made you stop defending sixpenceee. I did some of my own research but I wanna know what you think
The main two things that I saw all the time and could absolutely no longer defend:
sheer laziness in post-making; she didn’t fact-check basic points, she got names/dates wrong, her posts were riddled with terrible grammar and spelling, and she sourced sporadically at best. I couldn’t understand why someone with such an influential blog would spend so little time on it. not to mention a lot of the posts were awkwardly worded and/or just badly written in general.
post-stealing; I’ve seen her copy-paste huge chunks of Wikipedia articles, huge chunks of Reddit stories/threads, huge chunks of other bloggers’ posts. she’s even done it to me – I’ve posted something and @’d her in the tag, and she’s taken the post and reposted it to her blog. sometimes she would “credit” me as in saying I found it, but she never reblogged my actual work. god knows how many other people she did this to.
These are the two things I saw constantly all the time, and the laziness and plagiarism just really rubbed me up the wrong way. Some of the other stuff also happened often but didn’t annoy me as much (but I didn’t appreciate it, either), and some of this stuff rarely happened/I didn’t witness myself, but they’re all factors:
the money grabbing/constant self-promoing/note grabbing; like, I get it. no one is on Tumblr if they’re not looking for notes, but stuff like “follow for my woke soul” and ““deep”” quotes I used to see on stickers for MySpace profiles were just embarrassing and annoying. not to mention the mall goth shirts and the constant reblogs of her several other blogs. I didn’t follow for that. I followed for creepy content, and I got less and less of that over tie.
the art stealing; sixpenceee made shirts out of a lot of art I’m pretty sure she’s not licensed to use, including stuff under copyright law. this is really reckless behaviour and while most of the time I think copyright laws are bullshit I only apply this to massive corporations raking in billions. small independent artists are a different matter altogether. plus the shirts are constantly reblogged and very badly made. it’s just more of the above: she puts no effort in to anything.
ableism; I’m going to admit that I haven’t seen as much of this as it’s made out and that was the main reason why I sat on the fence for so long, but the more I read multiple accounts of people saying the same thing the more I can’t turn a blind eye anymore. once enough people are saying it, and for so long, it’s probably wise to take note. also when I sat down and thought about it I do remember several occasions where she’s tagged things mentally ill people have made/gone through as “creepy”, and a lot of the stories she rips off from Reddit do have the cheap ““twist”” of “and then………… he was MENTALLY ILL!!!111!!”
harassment/bullying/etc; this was something I hadn’t seen when people first started messaging me about her and for a while I did have the opinion of “well she can’t control her followers” but the more I’ve looked into it the more I’ve seen countless people saying that she either encouraged it or played the victim to encourage it, and several bloggers have been bullied into taking breaks or leaving altogether. she seems to do this to people who speak out against her, or other paranormal bloggers. I get you can’t control your followers but she has so much influence that she could shame them into stopping with one post. I have a fraction of her followers (in the five digits) but even I have had to do it in the past. it’s simple. you just make a post saying you don’t condone it and to stop, and 90% of people do. if people are bullying others in your name, shouldn’t you be ashamed? shouldn’t you want them to stop?
I feel really annoyed that it came to this because sixpenceee did help me out a lot at one point, and while I’m still grateful for that, one reblog two years ago is not enough for me to stay silent about all this anymore. there’s too much evidence against her and this “pay me to be nice to you” idea of hers says too much about her that makes me personally uncomfortable. I followed for good creepy content, not lazy posts, plagiarism, and fraud. everything else I’m more inclined to believe because of that “sixpenceee heals” post, too – and the fact that so many people have messaged me calling me brave for calling her out and saying they’re too scared to do it themselves just proves the other points. it’s a shame, but I can’t pretend it’s not happening anymore.
Hello! I was wondering if you do fanfic commissions?
Well… I haven’t before…
BUT NOW’S A GOOD TIME AS ANY TO START, AMIRITE?
God I’m so honored to even be asked this out of the blue, omg (get your act together, Hypaa)
I actually kinda came around to the idea very slowly (LV nudges me about this kinda thing and I refused because I… am… insecure and bashful? Yes), and wondered if anyone would actually offer money for my writing. I know that other people do it so it wouldn’t be absurd for me to do that too, logically. I’m perpetually broke and don’t do anything but go to work and come home as it is, so if I could get paid to do what I actually like doing, even if it’s just a lil bit… it’d be pretty awesome.
SO, go on ahead and message me and we can work out logistics if you have an idea, and we can go from there in terms of pricing and all that good stuff. :D
But what if Not What He Seems wasn’t a midseason finale? What if it was just the middle of a whole season arc rather than splitting it in two as the writers did?
What if Grunkle Stan was arrested and questioned and held but managed to smooth talk his way out of the agents’ grip because he totally knows his way around the law and he may or may not have enough blackmail on Toby Determined and other reporters to ensure the story of an old man being abused by secret information gathering would go big?
What if the twins went to the Mystery Shack to try to prove his innocence, found the security footage, the fake ids, even the vending machine code and the portal, but it hasn’t powered up yet and there’s nothing they can do at this point to stop it?
What if it took a more than a few hours after getting the latest batch of radioactive waste for the portal to power up, as in Scary-oke?
The kids find the portal. Dipper not only finds the Journals but discovers that Grunkle Stan has a photocopy of 3. He wants to take them, he wants to confront the liar he and Mabel are living with, but he’s scared that Stan’s a murderer or something equally terrible and doesn’t trust the man not to hurt them if he finds out that the twins aren’t oblivious anymore. Maybe he even goes so far as to copy 1 and 2 for himself to study somewhere in the woods or the bunker, any place but under their “Grunkle’s” roof.
Stan comes back a few days later, finding the kids in the Shack under Soos’s care and the manchild is a bit shaken by recent events but when Stan asks he reassures his boss that no one went near the vending machine. It’s hard for Soos to lie to someone he used to admire so much, but his new mission is protecting those kids as he tries to make sense of this.
Dipper wants to hate Stan, wants to find a way to give the agents all the proof that they need to arrest him and send him and Mabel to where it’s save back in Piedmont and maybe even save the world while he’s at it because that would make him a national hero and that would be SO COOL. But he has to keep it hidden, which is agonizingly difficult to do when he has to pretend he didn’t notice Stan disappearing last night while leaving the television on or reassure the man that he isn’t investigating the supernatural because they made a promise of no more secrets and of course he would never break it.
But he knows that keeping the secret is worst when it’s easily forgettable, when Stan just sits on the porch and relaxes while Dipper and Mabel continue one of their water balloon fights. When that latest episode of Ducktective is just really good and he was cramped from being on the floor and there isn’t enough room on the couch for him to not find himself falling asleep on his Grunkle’s shoulder. The moments when Dipper could’ve sworn that Grunkle Stan loves him but he knows the man’s lying and none of it is real.
And then there’s Mabel. Mabel who wants to trust and believe in her Grunkle Stan, who had so many more moments bonding with the cranky old man than Dipper did, and who finally found an adult who loves and appreciates her silliness as much as Dipper (even especially when it involves something others would consider too dangerous). He’s still their Grunkle Stan, and he still loves them, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s still sneaking off into the basement to work on that portal every night, that he’s seen the warnings about it potentially destroying the universe and shakes them off but doesn’t deny them, that he’s sat through every scenario Mabel’s perfectly planned to allow him to come clean to them with a look of wanting and a “there’s something I should tell you…” but always finishes the sentence with another lie.
It doesn’t change the fact that every night after Grunkle Stan thinks the twins have gone to bed they sneak down and watch him as he continues the calibrations for the portal. It doesn’t change the fact that he’s getting closer to being done and soon the twins will have to decide whether to sabotage everything their Grunkle cares about so dearly or sit by and do nothing as the world ends. They want to find out what the man’s motivation is, but he’s tight lipped most of the time and blatantly lying others and it’s almost the end of the summer and they’ll have to make their decision and they know as little as they did before. Dipper wants to shut it down but there are moments when he can’t help but trust Stan despite the Author’s warnings. Mabel loves her caretaker, but even she can’t deny how suspicious this is and there are times when the man is so off-putting with his secrets that she wants to protect everyone even if it means destroying him.
And a certain triangle starts noticing that his favorite twins aren’t in bed every night when he normally haunts their dreams and decides to keep an even closer eye on them…
Awkwardly posts a few of my Ardyn WIPS on Tumblr QUQ I’m so much more active in Instagram with cosplay stuff but Ardyn has been an interesting challenge so I thought I’d post some stuff here too!
Still a long way to go with him, but I’m happy with how he’s looking so far??