but it's my friend's on facebook

Family: Why are you always on your phone? What are you doing that’s so interesting? Do you have a boyfriend?
Me, internally: Abort mission!!!!!abortabortabortabortabort!!!
Me, externally: Um….no I….it’s just…..memes and….stuff….its Facebook……my friends text me sometimes…..I read a lot of ebooks…..uh….yeah.
Me, internally: Nailed it. *high fives myself*

hey gang guess who just fucked up big time. here are some hints:

  • he cant swim
  • he runs a bad tumblr blog
  • he can never remember how many letters are in the alphabet
  • he forced himself to cry while watching “my sister’s keeper” with his friends in 2010 because they were crying and he felt awkward being left out
  • he co-founded the popular social network website ‘Facebook’ and is worth 64 billion dollars (this ones a lie, for misdirection)
  • its me. i fucked up big time
Farewell, Pretty Little Liars.

Today is the day that we must finally say goodbye to Pretty Little Liars. With its never-ending theories and constant renewals, the PLL endgame always seemed like an intangible, abstract and theoretical concept that is just so far away, that it will simply never come. It feels so surreal to say that today is that day, which again, over the years, was never in sight. I thought watching Pretty Little Liars would just be some light, weekly, background entertainment. On June 8 2010, I did not truly know what crazy rollercoaster I had stumbled upon. Through numerous ups and downs, these past 7 years have certainly been unforgettable. If you told me seven years ago that a television show will have such a positive impact on my life, I would have laughed at you and called you dramatic. Tell me that today, and I’ll smile in appreciation at the positive influence and power a television show can bestow upon its viewers.

Not every show makes it to seven seasons, particularly mystery shows. Seven years is a long time. I started watching this show when I was 13, and I am now 19. (I realise I am probably very young in comparison to most other PLL fans!) Just to visually see this: Pretty Little Liars was with me while I was 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19. These are arguably some of the most important years of one’s life. As I grew, PLL grew too, in a literal sense, as we got a time jump where the characters matured, but also in figurative sense, since the stories gradually shifted from being high-school oriented to dark and twisted themed through a demented dollhouse and a psychologically straining board game. All while PLL was on the air, I graduated from primary school and high school, started university, got my driver’s license, my first job, credit card, car, gone overseas by myself, and made life-long friendships. Achieving all that never was easy, but it was made easier by PLL. If I ever struggled in my personal development, I always had PLL to fall back upon for psychological stability and security, aside from general entertainment. A part of me sees the end of PLL as if the training wheels are coming off my bike: for 7 years, I was learning how to become a young man, and now that I finally am one, I no longer need this safety rock that is PLL in order to continue developing.

This long, personal post is dedicated to me and my seven-year relationship with Pretty Little Liars.

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I realise sometimes that I get clingy.
And I always realise a little too late.
I never mean harm. I guess I have fears that fuel my anxiety.
I’m sorry. It’s selfish and I just want things to be okay.
I care and sometimes my head makes stuff up that scares me.
Forgive me.

(I didn’t make this. I found them on facebook and put them on here because of how much I relate to them and I don’t know who did them, so if anyone knows feel free to add it to the post)

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countries and chairs 

my friend shared a post about chairs on facebook and i had no choice but to edit it

#growingupugly

- having the same profile pic for 2 years because its the only one in which you look decent

- being afraid to post comment on facebook because some douche might roast you based on your profile pic

- looking at the main bitch in the class being rude af and still having thousands of friends while you have to be extra nice to get 1% of attention

- when your parents say: “you are pretty to me”

- having a crush but his friends keep making jokes based on your apperance

jjjemmm  asked:

I wrote a novel but I'm having trouble getting people to read it. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your question, dear!  I’m not sure exactly how you’re sharing your novel, so I’ll cover the basics first:

  • Share your novel online.  This is a good way to receive feedback, make writing friends, and enter contests!  Remember, though, that if you ever plan to formally publish this novel, you probably shouldn’t share it online.  Some of my favorite websites for this include: Wattpad, FictionPressWritersCafe.org, & Booksie.
  • Advertise on social media.  Posting links with a short summary on media outlets like tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, can help you gain attention from people who are interested.  Make sure to tag your genres and any other relevant information about your story which might catch someone’s eye.
  • Commission (or have a friend create) a book cover.  People really do judge a book by its cover, so if you can snag some intriguing-looking artwork to post with your novel, it’ll really help.
  • Make your summary and title count.  Even though titles and (good) summaries are pretty brief, you need to take that space to make strangers stop scrolling and think, “Well hey, that sounds neat.”  Use powerful words and a strong narrative voice (and humor never hurts!).  Try to drop as much information about the plot, the characters, and the conflict as you can, with as few words as you can.  Otherwise you’re wasting one of the only tools at your disposal.
  • Compare it to other stories.  Yes, I know that’s the last thing an original novelist wants to do – compare their stories to other famous stories.  It feels like you’re just banging pots and pans together and shouting, “Hey everybody!  I did the same thing as Star Trek, but worse!”  But seriously, this is how fandoms work.  If you tell someone your story is completely unique and unpredictable, they may wonder if they want to invest time in something they might not even like.  But if you tell a Percy Jackson fan that your books have a Percy Jackson vibe, they’re probably more likely to take a look.
  • That said, make sure you deviate from fanfiction territory.  Fanfiction advertised as fanfiction is great and people love it.  Fanfiction advertised as an original novel feels like sitting down at a Chinese restaurant and finding out they only serve Mexican.  It’s not that one is better than the other – it’s just that you kinda came here for Chinese food.  So make sure both your content and your summary convey that this is, in fact, Chinese food.  Don’t get so wrapped up in attracting fandoms that you wind up advertising the Hunger Games/Star Wars/Doctor Who crossover from hell, instead of your novel, which only has hints of those other things.
  • Ask your friends to signal boost you.  The more word-of-mouth you can get going, the better!  After all, I’m more likely to read a story that’s recommended by a random person, than if the author themselves is trying to convince me it’s good.  It’s just natural.  I trust readers more than writers.  It may even help (and this is kinda cheaty but you know… who cares) to create another Twitter/tumblr account and fic rec yourself.  No one will know…
  • I could signal boost you if you’re interested…?  I’d want to read a few chapters first, since I like to know what I’m promoting, but I’ve got upwards of 3K followers, so that’s at least a little publicity I guess.  If you’re interested, you can message me about that :)

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for you at the moment.  Without knowing what outlet you’re using to share your novel, I can’t really help you out any more.  But if you have more questions, my inbox is always open!  Good luck :)


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

anonymous asked:

I thought it wasn't the size of the lens, it's how you use it.

No, it’s the size of the lens.  There’s no way to take a traditional portrait with a wide-angle lens without making the person look like this.  (Okay, you can get creative with the composition, but this picture still doesn’t flatter the person’s face and most people’s Facebook snaps of their friends aren’t going to be framed like this.)  And most phones and cheap point-and-shoots have wide lenses.

Here’s a demonstration of the difference lens length makes in someone’s appearance, and here’s an even more extreme one.

A Little Web Series Love

Hello there! Here are some cool web series (webseries?? Ugh I can’t decide if it’s one word or two. The struggle continue) that you should watch! Here’s the what & the why: 

Middlemarch: The Series: 

“Middlemarch: The Series” is a modernized vlog-style web series adaptation of George Eliot’s “Middlemarch.” 

This show is a delight. It has an innovative format (vlog + documentary), it is beautifully filmed with a gr8 aesthetic, and it’s a story you can really sink into. Right now I’m hearing Billie’s words about how it’s difficult to define what you like about a piece of art. I’m trying here! There’s also a lot of ANGST and FEELINGS and I’m LIVING for it. 

The Emma Agenda

“The Emma Agenda” is a modern adaptation of “Emma” by Jane Austen, created by Quip Modest Productions.”

This is a real fresh and fun take on Emma! I don’t wanna spoil it but the way *certain things* are being adapted is fantastic and it’s charming and cute and I can’t wait for the Emma/Jordan relationship to really blossom. Eep! Plus, I mean, it’s another series by Queen Jules. So. 

Away From It All

“A modern web series adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, told in a multimedia format.”

Okay I am definitely biased because I worked on this show but it has a special place in my heart, ok?? The setting of fictional Weatherbury is its own characters in the show; it feels like a real place that you can visit just by watching Liddy’s vlogs or Gabe’s Facebook videos to his friends. The characters are wonderfully flawed and interesting and if you’re looking for a wee bit of drama, you’ll find it in AfitA. 

Horizons 

“Horizons is an original young adult web series created by the collaborating young creators at Betwixt Productions.”

This. Show. The writing is TOP NOTCH, the romance is sweet, the characters are funny and complex. While it feels like a YA dystopian novel, the issues that are discussed are (unfortunately) very relevant to real life right now. Basically, Horizons made me feel all the feels. Plus the costumes and makeup are really cool! 

The Adventures of Serena Berg

“A new LGBTQ+ literary webseries based on Cyrano de Bergerac.”

Roxanne is an adorable nerd and I love her and if you watch the show for anything watch it for Roxanne. Or Serena, who describes herself as “your favorite transgender asshole.” As you can tell, she is sassy AF which I always appreciate. AND it takes place at college which is my fave setting. Bonus: the closed captions are a hoot. 

Ellipses

“ELLIPSES is an original sci-fi webseries about love, friendship, and the scientific method, told through the main character’s in-universe vlogs.”

This is such a fun (and funny!) original series. Science + time travel + feelings = love. (This is not a proven statement. I don’t know how to do the science good. Sorry, Dot.) I’ve learned a lot of science-y things while watching this, and Dot is one of those characters you want to slap/shake and hug at the same time. 

The Better Strangers

“The Better Strangers is a web series adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and is the sequel to ‘A Document of Madness’.”

So I know this is a sequel to ADOM, but I actually haven’t watched that one yet! Still, this series stands on its own. It’s fun and college-y and also touches on important topics like abusive relationships. Rose and Orlando are unabashedly my faves, and I wish Orlando’s vlog wasn’t fictional. Plus: lightsabers!!

I’m still so behind on my web series watching from being in production on Merry Maidens so I’m sure there are lots of lovely shows I am missing, but I hope this lil’ write up has INTRIGUED you. Now go watch internet shows. 

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Prayer request for a good friend of mine.

I returned temporarily from a Facebook break to contact some family members and saw that my friend’s account has been deactivated as of two days ago. Although this has happened before and it turned out they were okay, my friend has severe depression and anxiety and is often suicidal.

Recently they changed their phone number and haven’t given me the new one yet, so I only have a couple ways of trying to contact them directly, and if I don’t hear from them soon, I’ll be trying to reach out to mutual friends and the one family member I can find.

Please be praying that they’re okay, I’m really worried. If I find something out I’ll reblog this post.

anonymous asked:

Should I find it creepy that a guy I served (I work in a rest stop on a freeway) found me on Facebook after serenadung me in store when all he had was my face, the name from my badge and the place I work? I blocked and deleted the message ofc but still. My mother finds it sweet but my friends and coworkers think it's creepy.

Your mother must be the type that thinks a little boy hitting you or picking on you means he has a crush. Doesn’t make it okay. It is creepy! -Abby

Why You Should Pay Attention to Taylor Swift’s Out of the Woods Music Video

“I didn’t like the new Taylor Swift video,” my grandma said after she’d picked me up. We were off to her house to bake cookies and other goodies for a late Christmas celebration with the family.

My grandmother (and practically anyone friends with me on Facebook, or follows me on Tumblr, or just knows me at all, actually) knows that I’m a huge Taylor Swift fan, otherwise known as a Swiftie. She probably should have known that I would defend the video to my death. And I did, but I found my argument for its brilliance weak, “It just makes so much sense to the album. You have to understand the album.”

Yes, the Out of the Woods music video embodied 1989 in its purest, most raw form. But why is it relevant? Why is it important to someone who doesn’t keep up with her album sales and her relationship with Calvin Harris or her cats?

Let me let you in on a little secret. It isn’t a big one, but it may make that video make so much more sense to you.

Swift has always been known for writing breakup songs. People claim pretty nasty things about her love life. If you have access to the Internet, this isn’t news to you. 1989 featured 13 songs (the deluxe album featuring 3 bonus songs and 3 voice memos from Taylor) and though they featured her ups and downs in relationships, the overall album told a story. If you were to pick up a copy of the physical album, a booklet featuring lyrics and a note from Taylor  herself would teach you quite a bit. Because only avid Swift fans actually took the time to do that, allow me to paraphrase- Taylor Swift penned that she found happiness in a world where she wasn’t in love.
 
The thirteenth song on the album is called Clean.  I’m sure you probably haven’t heard it if you aren’t much of a Taylor fan, but its worth a listen to.  Another secret or two for you- on her world tour, she played Clean and at each show and she spoke. Not every speech was the same, but the message was clear. Clean was about about making mistakes and feeling pain and how walking through rainstorms that never let up doesn’t make you damaged goods, it makes you clean.

When the 1989 concert ended, a message in Swift’s handwriting flowed across the screen.

“She lost him but she found herself and somehow that was everything.”

That line came from the same lyric book. In each song, a string of lowercase letters spelled out that note. Each song included one of these- and they told the story. Of moving to New York and making friends and losing the boy.

Starting to make sense?

The Out of the Woods music video was simple. Taylor Swift appeared solely (well, apart from the wolves).  The love interest of the song (presumably Harry Styles) wasn’t the point. Swift fought through the fire, the mud, searching. And she found herself, unscathed, dressed in the blue dress from before. Clean.

And that saying flashes across the screen.

Why should it matter to you? Taylor started 2016 telling us that we have that same chance that she did- to come back from the darkness of falling out of love. To be clean again. To come back and find yourself, just as you were before. No matter what you’re coming from.

And that’s pretty awesome.

If you are a parent, you should read this

When I was a kid, my mom went through all of my stuff.  She read all of my notes from friends and my diaries.  She even went through my garbage and had my younger sister “spy” on me during phone calls.  She didn’t do this because I gave her any signs that something may be wrong, she was just nosy as fuck.  

Now I am almost 30 years old and I am still afraid to write my thoughts (especially the ones about her) down on paper or post anything on Tumblr, which is in no way associated with Facebook and no on that I know personally knows of its existence… all because she invaded my privacy so much as a child.  Keeping a journal is therapeutic and you should allow your kids to have an outlet for their emotions.  Unless you see signs that your child is troubled and you need to find out what is wrong with them, do not go through their shit because that can be very damaging.