but thanks to everyone for playing!

anonymous asked:

I agree A/S can be read as platonic. But respectfully, you miss the overall message. People feel exactly the opposite of what you try to defend; that Harry Potter is NOT for everyone if it isn't inclusive. This play did NOT just depict friendships, it also had focus on romance, but only hetero ones - why is that? It's SO MUCH more than shipping, and ambiguity is not diversity if you crave life saving validation. What even IS universal love? Aren't you yourself claiming an absolute experience? :)

Thank you for sending such a respectfully worded message.

Fact: we desperately need much more positive representation in the media of people with LGBTQ+ identities. It’s happening, but it’s happening slowly. Every well-done instance of positive representation is a reason to celebrate.

However, the fact that we need more representation doesn’t make it reasonable to demonise every creator who doesn’t make their protagonists LGBTQ+.

Cursed Child–this one specific play–is not a suitable venue for a romantic pairing between the protagonists, straight or gay, due to the sort of story the writers chose to tell and the ideas they were trying to express. If Albus and Scorpius had been explicitly stated to be in romantic love, it would have been a weaker story. The very, very minimal romantic beats involving Albus and Scorpius–Albus’s crush on Delphi, Scorpius’s crush on Rose–were sidelined because they weren’t important. The play isn’t about that kind of love. It’s about something deeper and more meaningful.

There was also a focus on previously established romantic pairings, Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny. The ideas expressed through those pairings were story specific rather than thematic, things JKR was cleaning up in this, the final HP story.

“What even IS universal love?” It’s love that everyone can identify with and that doesn’t exclude anyone. Friendship and family. Friendship is universal, romance isn’t. “I’ve never fought alone, you see. And I never will.” Romance is about A+B, two people. It’s limited and specific. Albus and Scorpius’ friendship doesn’t exclude anyone, because we can all identify with it. Scorpius doesn’t end up with Rose. What happens next is up to us.

“ambiguity is not diversity if you crave life saving validation.“ – sure. But you know what else if life-saving and desperately needed? Stories that blow apart toxic masculinity, and Cursed Child does that in spades. Toxic masculinity threatens women, men, queer people, everyone, and representation of intimate, passionate friendship between boys is rare and vital. It gives boys permission to ignore societal pressure to be stoic, repressed, terrified of touch and intimacy with other men. Boys who grow up fearing those things grow up to be violent and aggressive. So while Cursed Child doesn’t champion one important type of representation, it champions another.

“Aren’t you yourself claiming an absolute experience? :)“ I’m sorry, I don’t know what that means. I’m not straight, fyi, if you’re implying that CC is absolute for me because it represents my identity.

I understand the disappointment, but I’ve seen people saying such ridiculous things about JKR, making baseless accusations that she prevented Jack and John from making Scorbus a romance. She’s written many queer characters in her other novels and is vocally supportive of LGBTQ+ issues. The idea that she’d shut them down is ridiculous. The idea that the writers intentionally baited the queer audience just to slap us in the face in the end is ridiculous. Why? Why would they do that? Why would John Tiffany do that?

Cursed Child is not a romance. It has some romance in it, nothing that’s vital to the plot or the themes, but it’s focus was on friendship. Just like the books.

this was a lot of fun! congrats to kaitlin for winning, natalie for runner-up. everyone managed to keep this exciting (all players but 2 were there for the finale), and it was a blast to host <3 thanks for playing everyone!

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Meet Liz Avery, a seventeen year old runaway. 

Her parents had never been the perfect pair, constantly arguing and leaving home for weeks on end, but Liz never thought she’d see the day where they turned on her. After waking up to her father giving her mother a speech on how he wished Liz was never born, she found herself two cities away from the happy neighborhoods of Willow Creek, fending for herself in Oasis Springs.

I got inspired recently to make a story, and I’ve noticed, a lot of stories are based off of challenges. I wanted to pick something short enough for me not to get bored, but with enough space for me to make my own story. Plus, I’ve never played the teenage runaway challenge. Although, I’ll be focusing more on the (short) story, I’ll still be obeying the rules of the challenge. The story will begin sometime this week! To everyone who reads the story, thank you!!

I’m cutting off the youtuber drama, we at kincalling accept them, if you don’t like it go somewhere else. Yadda yadda a character and the person who plays them is not the same person.

This is a good point, aaaaand we’re done. We accept youtube characters. We do not accept factkin. That’s not the same thing, our final verdict. No more debate. (also thanks to everyone who sent in their personal stories! Don’t want to flood the blog but they are appreciated.)

AAAAND NOW, HAMILTON.

We don’t support Hamilton, alright folks? But we do support our kin friends. I am sorry, but we are done here. If you do not like it, we are sorry but that is the way it is. Further asks will be deleted.

-mod Gerome

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Hey everybody! I just wanted to show you all what I’ve been doing with my time lately. I got hooked up with the awesome dudes at Innuendo Studios to write the soundtrack for their game Aegis! It’s a top down mech shooter with roguelike elements! Here’s the description from the greenlight page:

“The bombs have fallen, and the world has long since been covered in frost by a nuclear winter. Aegis is a 2D mech action shooter where you play as the last defender for a small settlement. Through exploring the frozen wastland, you will gather vital resources to help your people build the Atmosphereic Cleansing Unit, battle hostile scavengers, and find new parts to upgrade your ATEX Battlesuit.”

Please check it out on steam greenlight:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=754826127

Also follow the guys at Innuendo Squad on twitter:
https://twitter.com/InnuendoSquadS

Thank you so much everyone!

seolh replied to your post “And don’t misunderstand me, I’m not so self-absorbed that I think my…”

Also I would understand if you left but DAMN I would miss you tons.

Thank you all for your support yesterday I SLEPT WHICH HELPED, but I also just made a decision to unfollow anyone who gets into discourse in a major way, and block people who are young and hot-headed completely, like I think everyone should have the right to manage their tumblr experience and the whole reason I got tumblr in the first place was to have a fun place away from fb where I could play with my toys, I’m not gonna just it turn into fb mark 2. 

anonymous asked:

I'm the anon that asked for the receipts and I just wanted to thank your for your answer. If at any point I sounded rude in my message I apologize, I'm just so tired of all the fandom drama. I would still like to point out that all I've seen my fandom do so far, was telling them to stop, and I just want everyone to know that we don't condone this kind of behavior. Colin is one of the sweetest guys, really. Disrespecting him AND JMo like that would be really shitty given that JMo (1/2)

Plays a character that IS part of our otp. All I wish is for people to not think we’re all like that. Seeing tags like “anti swen” really angers me since we don’t all think alike. But once again, thank you! (I know I sound bitter. It’s because I am lmao) (2/2)

You didn’t sound rude. Not one bit. You were reasonable, respectful, and kind. 

I want to assure you that I don’t blame all of SQ for the words and actions of antis. In every ship within the OUAT fandom, antis exist. They’re inescapable and unfortunately they’re frequently the loudest and most notorious members of a specific group.  I dislike when I see other Oncers make broad generalizations about CSers, so I’m extending the same courtesy to SQ. I’m not blaming SQ for the actions of a few “misguided” souls. And I appreciate your willingness (and other SQers) to try to stop the people who are engaging in this sort of behavior.


Thank you for your kind words. I (and other CSers, I’m sure) really appreciate them. Colin isn’t Hook. He’s not a character or a prop. He’s a real person. And like you said, he’s so incredibly lovely and wonderful to fans. He deserves respect, as do all the OUAT cast members. Not everyone has to fangirl all over him, but they do have to treat him with the courtesy that every human being is entitled. That’s just plain manners.

Ryouhey_Drunk: Everyone who participated in YuuTaku’s NicoNama, thanks-!
Using a dummy head mic live is amazing. You can do such things. It was fun!!

Look forward to the event, too-!!

Ryouhey_Drunk: That last one was real; the play with the dummy head was an adlibbed thing, but, it was fun. In that close distance, that might have been interesting too!

onoyuki19840622: YuuTaku’s 11th NicoNama, has ended! Ryo-chan’s dummy head, was seriously amazing…<●><●> That he took part in this until the late hours even though he’s busy, is something I’m really grateful for. Ryo-chan thanks. The Great YuuTaku Festival’s finally after next week! Look forward to it! #YuuTaku

egutakuya: Thanks for watching YuuTaku’s NicoNama~! Now, the YuuTaku Festival guests have also participated in the radio! Regarding YuuTaku Festival, Saturday is sold out but there’s still room in Sunday, if this bothers you, by all means~~!

Oh shit, 100+ followers

I’ve been on this blog for less than a month, and I have to say, I regret absolutely nothing. Thank you everyone for making this blog a pleasant, drama-free area where I can explore with an OC I frankly didn’t expect to end up so developed with all these aus, verses and threads!

Honestly, something about making a trans!woman OC was pretty daunting. I’m not trans myself and I was worried about offending  or even just not playing her right. Making an OC has never been a positive experience for me while RPing, it usually meant she was ‘second best’ to canon characters and threads were more or less just sort of a half hearted thing. But Marianne- and the rest of you guys, have made me absolutely love my time here and I can’t wait to make more memories with you guys!

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200 Followers!

Thank you so much to everyone who has followed me, liked, reblogged, or commented on my posts, sent me messages, or just even interacted with me on here! All of y’all are amazing and special and I love each and everyone of you! 

To show my appreciation and thanks, I am going to upload two sims, Adan and Nyla, as a follower’s gift later today. I hope you enjoy playing with them as much as I have! Happy simming!

anonymous asked:

I've been thinking a lot about you and your channel, and I'm slowly becoming disenfranchised by what you're doing. Let me explain; you say that you care about your audience; but I haven't seen you in the comments very often — yes I know that you work and thus are busy; but yeah. Then there's the games you play; you play the same games that everyone else is playing; and honestly, these are games that you only need to see once — they are throwaways. I hope you'll broaden your games :D Thanks

If you don’t like the way that I’m doing things, then that’s totally fine. But I’ve been doing a lot of things that you say I haven’t been doing recently. I’ve been more interactive with my audience than I ever have before. Sure, I might not be in the comments every day, but I reply as much as I can and I am constantly on Twitter and other social medias (less tumblr recently, but imma try and get back into it!)

I also just did a meetup on omegle Sunday where I talked to viewers for over 4 hours. If me replying to comments, constantly replying to tweets, and taking huge amounts of time out of my day to meet people on omegle isn’t me caring about my audience, then I honestly don’t know what to say haha. I care about you guys a ton, and I’ve been trying to show my appreciation as much as possible lately. Sorry if what I’m doing isn’t enough, but you have to remember: I’m only human, and I’m only one singular guy trying to juggle many things at once.


As far as games go, I feel like that’s been a lot better lately too. I’ve taken a lot more time to devote to researching for new games to play that others haven’t. I’ve been doing more VR stuff which isn’t commonly found on most smaller channels, I’ve been doing tons of one-shot indie games that are brand new and most people haven’t played yet.


Again, I get why you could be frustrated, and I totally understand if you don’t want to be a part of the channel anymore. I’m not for everyone, and I can’t please everyone. I completely understand that. But you guys also need to understand that again, I’m only one person. I can only do so much.

Hope you didn’t feel like this message was me going after you or anything. I completely respect your opinion on the channel. Just wanted to share my side of things :)

motherofsatanspizza1  asked:

Hi. Sooo. I have been following you -about a week- for a while now and I don't k ow that mucg about your blog. And if you do roleplays, I wanted to ask you if you'd like to role play with me? You can choose the theme of course! Bye~

Welcome! Unfortunately, I do not role-play, mostly because I’ve got so many writing projects and an inbox of prompts (thanks for the patience everyone) that takes up a majority of my time if not all of it. My blog is full of kuro reblogs from wonderful bloggers and my occasional writings. However if I ever do want to role-play, you will be the first I come to since you requested~ Thank you!

So as of the current Overwatch PTR, typing gg ez into chat will cause the game to pull a sentence from a pool and cause you to say that instead.  The current lines are:

  • Great game, everyone!
  • It was an honor to play with you all. Thank you.
  • Good game! Best of luck to you all!
  • I’m wrestling with some insecurity issues in my life but thank you all for playing with me.
  • C'mon, Mom! One more game before you tuck me in. Oops mistell.
  • Gee whiz! That was fun. Good playing!
  • Well played. I salute you all.
  • I could really use a hug right now.
  • It’s past my bedtime. Please don’t tell my mommy.
  • Ah shucks… you guys are the best!
  • I feel very, very small… please hold me…
  • For glory and honor! Huzzah comrades!
  • Mommy says people my age shouldn’t suck their thumbs.
  • I’m trying to be a nicer person. It’s hard, but I am trying, guys.
  • Wishing you all the best.

redheadthunderhead  asked:

It is so nice to see you interacting with fans and not changing like so many of my other favorite Youtubers did when they became more popular. I love having a channel to go to when I want to binge watch some lets plays and knowing you love your fans and truly mean it when you say it. Keep being awesome!

Aw thank you :D I mean I’m sure I’ve changed over the course of the channel but I still love interacting and having fun with everyone :)

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 Today is the FINAL day to preorder copies of The Games We Played

The Games We Played is a 24-page horror comic, with art by @tohdaryl and written by me (Ryan King, aka @star-thistles), about abandoned houses, childhood friends, and the ghosts that haunt them.

To preorder and guarantee yourself a physical copy >>>click here<<< **Special note** Preorders close tonight, August 16th at midnight PST.

Thanks again to everyone who’s preordered a copy and helped spread the word!!! 

So we walked in for the photo and the guy said, “No special poses, no kissing.” Everyone was going up, posing, leaving. Gillian was asking questions about the music playing. It was moving really quickly.

I went up wearing this ridiculous shirt and David said, “I like your shirt.” And I said, “Thanks, it’s my favorite thing I own.” Gillian was oblivious and posing for the picture, and David was like, “Hey, did you see her shirt?” so she came around to the front of me and said, “Oh my god! Look at that! That is so cuuuuute!….But who is it? HAHAHA JUST KIDDING!!!” Then we all had a laugh together and I looked like a maniac in my picture. THE END.