but then I started making friends in the fandom

anonymous asked:

The Tumblr word restriction for asks is annoying ahaha! And yes I absolutely LOVE anything Nic writes, she's an amazing writer! I'll go read Expecations when I have the chance! How did you go about making friends in the fandom? You seem to be so well connected and talk to everyone! Was it a gradual thing? Do you have a lot of internet relationships? I'd love to know. Have a great day, L. -SS

I love how you send me two asks a day, haha. Character limits definitely are annoying.

As for making friends… I don’t know how I did it, honestly. I know that @writingonthecastlewalls was one of the first Castle blogs I followed, and I talked to her a few times when I first joined the fandom. When I wrote my first fic, I asked @bunysliper, after literally having never spoken to her before, if she’d beta for me. And then we started talking and became friends. I guess she was kind of my gateway into the fandom, as I started talking to all of her friends. @alwayswritewithcoffee and I started talking after I figured out she’d been a music major in college, too, and then we became really good friends. And then I joined Twitter and met lots of fun new people.

So yeah. There you have it.

Can we please start seeing Lily’s decision to end her friendship with Snape and her decision to date James Potter as two separate decisions. I feel like this fandom likes to act as though she was choosing between two men and had absolutely no other choice in life, and the moment she rejected Snape, she automatically chose James, and if she hadn’t dated/married James, she would have still been friends, but that’s not how it went down.

Lily stopped being friends with Snape for a one set of reason: his involvement in Death Eater activities were making he uncomfortable. That would have been true if she were dating James, if she was gay, if she was ace or aro, if she was madly in love with Snape, any way you spin in, his involvement with Death Eaters made her uncomfortable. That’s why she stopped being friends with him. Not because she chose James.

If you don’t like her relationship with James, that’s fine, don’t like it. But it doesn’t make her relationship with Snape any better. If you think James Potter was a bully and she shouldn’t have dated him, then James Potter was a bully and she shouldn’t have dated him, but that doesn’t lead to the conclusion that she should have dated Snape instead, because that’s not how logic works. She was a whole person, and her life revolved around more than two men. She had the choice of dating neither, and that’s what she did choose for at least a year.

Lily isn’t some prize handed out to settle the great battle of Snape vs. Potter. Her role in life is not limited to rewarding their good behavior by choosing a romantic partner. She’s a human being who made TWO separate choices. Disagree with her decisions all you want, but please understand that they were two separate decisions with different motives.

Imagine when the Muggleborns invent a spell to make the wifi work at Hogwarts that they immediately start downloading their favorite shows and movies then marathoning them with the Purebloods. 

Ravenclaws sitting up all night watching Sherlock, Star Trek, and Fringe.

Hufflepuffs watching Psych, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, and Merlin.

Slytherins really getting into Hannibal, Luther, and Torchwood.

Gryffindors marathoning Buffy, Xena, and Firefly.

Muggleborns trying not to spoil the endings for their Pureblood friends.

Muggleborns and Purebloods getting into heated arguments over headcanons.

Muggleborns showing their Pureblood friends fanfiction and then betaing each other’s fanfiction.

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Happy First Anniversary Sonic Skyline AU!

everything began on July 2 of 2015, when i decided to post my own redesign for Sonic the hedgehog on Tumblr as a personal challenge, i saw a topic on Sonic Stadium about “how would you redesign Sonic?”  so i tried to re-style and re-design Sonic to look proper to a game or something…  

here is the post i did about it :  drawloverlala.tumblr.com/post/…

then after that i started redesigning Sonic’s friends with the Same style.. and also i added a story to this new little fan alternative universe…

and i gotta say.. i really wasn’t expecting people liked it so much!..

so i thank you guys so much for your support with this AU..  it has been a whole year of so much fun!
we got fan art, fan fics, and a comic! and i guess there is some people roleplaying on Google plus  heheh so wow! its fascinating to see how the fandom can make a simple AU grow up like this.. and in a healthy way.. hehe lets hope this keeps like that ( i mean healthy for the Fandom  lol )  

so really thank you so much!     you are awesome! 

DA Link

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My pic and fic-list, because I’m in this fandom for around 2 years.


A (sort of) fairytale // M // Magic //
The summer after senior year starts normally enough, with the gang spending their final months before college together at the Martin family’s lake house.


And I thought I had problems
// E // AU // Vers //

Stiles deals with nefarious soul-sucking witch spells, Scott’s inability to be a fully functioning adult, Danny’s incessant need to make everything about sex, and finding out that his mate is Derek Hale. Tuesdays suck.


John Hughes did not direct my life // E // AU //
Stiles and Derek are childhood friends who drifted apart. When Stiles joins the lacrosse team against his will, the universe (with a little help from Laura and Lydia) chooses to push them back together.


Chasing the horizon
// E // AU //
Stiles nearly laughs and for a moment, he sits there trying to think of anything to say.
“It’s been a good year,” he croaks at long last.


Gravity’s got nothing on you
// E // AU // Vers //
“Three weeks,” Derek says.
“Still don’t want to,” Stiles says.
“I’ll pay you,” Derek says, and that… that has Stiles interested.


Call it a wild card
// T // AU //
“Are you done fanboying, or should I give you a few more minutes?” Erica asks, the smirk and her words clearly directed at Stiles, who’s still standing and gaping, but Derek can’t help but feel there’s a jibe at him hidden in there somewhere, too.


Reach out // E // AU //
In Which Stiles Falls in Love Twice…with the same person


Cupboard love
// G // AU //
He’s carefully balancing the sandwiches and the two biggest tupperware containers he could find that both had functioning lids when the front door opens and he almost drops everything right there in front of the stupid fountain.


Keys and Christmas lights
// M // AU //
Stiles’ fingers clenched in Derek’s hair, holding him with desperation as he stormed his lips. Derek reacted with a shameless murmur of appreciation, letting Stiles to slowly take control over his body.


Sense of home
// E //
Home can be a place, but it can also be a person.


Living with lycanthropy
// E // AU //
Wherein they both own bakeries, Stiles tries not to run his grandmother’s legacy into the ground, Laura wants to be a better alpha, and Derek can’t seem to get Stiles’ attention the regular way - so naturally, he accidentally initiates a prank war.


Our lives are changing lanes
// E // AU //
There’s a lot of screaming going on inside the first house Stiles visits. He isn’t really worried, because it sounds like kids, but then the door opens and hi, says his dick, because the dude in front of him is gorgeous, built like a god with a face like thunder. Stiles wants to lick that solid jaw line. Hold the fuck on, says his cop brain, because the dude’s got kids hanging all over him; one’s on his back, skinny legs looped around his waist, and another two hanging off one arm, toes barely brushing the ground. There’s a tubby toddler clinging to his leg like a koala, and he’s got a baby tucked into the crook of the one arm that doesn’t have kids hanging off it. Stiles’ mouth drops open.


And If I Die Before I Wake // E //
When Stiles wakes up on his eighteenth birthday from a chaste dream about Derek Hale he doesn’t think it’s a big deal. But when he wakes up the next few days to the same dream, he knows something is going on. And he’s going to get to the bottom of it. Once is an incident, twice is a coincidence, and three times is a pattern. More than three is just torture.


Out of his league
// E // AU // Bottom!stiles
Derek’s going to be the best ballplayer ever, if Stiles doesn’t kill him first. Or vice versa.


Why don’t you say so?
// T // AU
Talia Hale has a plan. Derek will go to the Winter Formal and he will ask the Stilinski boy to dance, and they will finally get their heads out of their asses and her son will stop moping around the house in his underwear..


Bogarted
// M // Crack
Or, Derek’s hit with a Film Noir curse, which forces him to narrate his own life in luridly-detailed prose.


Spook: a ghostly love story in three parts
// T // AU
Derek is fifteen when he dies. He’s been fifteen for six years when he meets Stiles.
And then suddenly… suddenly things start looking up.


I do, do you?
// E
Stiles and Derek wake up hung over and married in a hotel room in Las Vegas. It wouldn’t be so bad if the year before their relationship hadn’t fallen apart.


Navigating this space between us
// E
Derek gets forced to watch some sci-fi show about a surly, secret prince and the sarcastic young spaceship captain hired to aid him on his quest.


Glossy double cover spread
// E
When Derek finds out exactly how Stiles has been able to afford the tuition for his fancy private college, he becomes a touch…obsessed.


The sweetest of words
// E //

Five or so years after the show. Stiles is in college, and finds himself getting stalked by a succubus. Derek’s determined that the best way to thwart her is to prove that he and Stiles are madly in love. It’s not really as much of an act as either seems to think.


Celebrity crush
// E // AU
Stiles wasn’t expecting to meet his favourite actor when Scott helped him land an internship on the set of Jackson’s new film, and he certainly wasn’t expecting Derek to fall in love with him. Not that Stiles was complaining.


Game on
// T // AU
Derek first sees him from across the quad four days into fall semester. He’s sitting on one of the long benches, a marker pen in his mouth, grinning at something the kid lounging on the bench beside him is saying. When he laughs properly he pulls the pen out and throws his head back, his neck a long, lean line Derek is entranced by.


Daddy do’s
// G // AU //
Stiles is a celebrity YouTube hairstylist. Derek may or may not have a crush. Lydia just wants a French braid for school picture day.


Brilliant & ridiculous
// M
All Derek wanted was for the woman to leave him alone and ring up his groceries. How that led to her thinking Stiles is his boyfriend is something he blames on Stiles and his inability to stay out of trouble for five minutes.


No homo
// E // AU //
Stiles’ sophomore year starts something like this:
3 FourLokos
+ 1 peer-pressuring cat
- 1 best bro to end all best bros
= 1 Craigslist ad headline that reads “str8 dude - m4m - strictly platonic”.
Derek is the fool who replies.


Alpha complex
// E // AU // PWP //
“Hold still,” Stiles says, hand clamping down on the back of Derek’s neck to keep him from turning and it’s laughable, really – the thought that that would be enough to hold him.


Finger bangin
// E // AU // PWP
Stiles starts bringing drumsticks to Pack gatherings, sitting himself on the edge of the group to tap out maddening rhythms on his knees as the werewolves train.


A road that’s built to last
// E // AU //
Stiles is driving the Trans-Canada highway, all the way from Toronto to Vancouver. He’s always been told that it’s a bad idea to pick up hitchhikers, but, somehow, he’s still got someone riding shotgun with him, and he’s starting to think it might be one of the best decisions he’s made in a long time.


Fly a little faster
// T //
Everyone knows when you go back in time, you shouldn’t step on an ant, just in case you accidentally kill your own grandparent or something. But what happens when you go back in time and, uh, accidentally interrupt the one event that apparently made the Grumpiest Alpha in Town into a ball of mindless manpain?


But then what…
// E // AU
Senior year is almost over, and all Stiles needs to do is keep his head down to survive. A teacher calls in a favour, leaving him stuck tutoring Derek Hale, one of the most popular jocks in school and a member of a group of douche-canoes who have bullied Stiles for years. He’s someone Stiles totally hates. Totally.


All the wonders that remain
// E // AU // WIP
The one where Stiles is an average dude whose soulmate just happens to be movie star Derek Hale, and he only finds out after pictures of Derek’s soulmark - their soulmark -go viral.


Love is a force of nature
// E // AU // PWP
When Derek’s father sat him down for the sex talk when Derek was thirteen, he’d explained that werewolves felt things more intensely than humans when they found their mate.


Say hello to the brushfire
// E // AU
The night before Stiles turns eighteen, Derek Hale spills coffee on him. Things get weirder (and more awesome) from there.


I might be a fool
// E // AU
The thing about Stiles, though, is that for him, turned on and angry are not mutually exclusive feelings. He may be painfully hard but that doesn’t mean he’s not also ready to strangle Derek for having the audacity to act like this is something that’s happening to him, not something that is almost entirely his fault.


With metal on our tongues 
// E // AU
Double-oh agents are a piece of work; Stiles knew that before he became MI6’s new quartermaster. It’s cool, he survived Lydia in college, he can deal with stubborn, reckless, trigger-happy operatives. Derek Hale, though, is definitely trying to live up to his predecessor’s legacy and make Stiles’ life more difficult.


Come on, tear me apart
// E
“Why were you thinking about my tattoo, Stiles?” He asks, making Stiles swallow and lick his lips nervously, only to be more confused when Derek follows the movement with his eyes.


How to turn a bad boy into a fanboy
// T // AU
Stiles owns a comic books store and Laura’s son is a huge fan of Spiderman. It was only a matter of time before Derek stepped foot in there.


Not every tuesday
// E
// AU
Every Tuesday morning at ten, like clockwork, Derek Hale would come into Stiles’ shop and get his stubble trimmed. Every Tuesday at lunch, Lydia would tell him how jealous she was that she couldn’t make it to work before him, getting stuck with perms. Every Tuesday evening, Stiles rushed home and into the shower to get the hair off of him, and to rub one out thinking about jawline and beard burn on his thighs.


Muffins as a declaration of intent
// E

“Top or bottom?” Stiles asks, off to Derek’s right.
“Bottom,” Derek says automatically, not really looking at him. “Wait, what?”


What’s up Pinocchio?
// E // Crack
Stiles knows his dick, okay? He knows it well. He knows how long it is, how thick it is - measuring is a normal thing for a curious teenager, it really is - but somehow, that’s not true anymore.


Accidentally in love
// M
// AU
Derek has spent his summer vacation crushing on the Sheriff’s son Stiles Stilinski, mostly from afar, but then when school starts suddenly Stiles is sitting next to him in Chemistry and inviting him around to his place after school.


Normal again
// T
// AU // Gif-fic
Stiles awakens in a psychiatric hospital. Is it another Alpha mind trick or have the last few years of Stiles life all been a dream created to deal with his mother’s death?


I wish I had a river
// T
// AU
Derek is the editor of a successful publishing firm, and is horrible to all his employees, including Stiles. On Christmas Eve night, he gets visited by three spirits and has to take a look at his life.

This Time With Feeling // E // AU
“Derek Hale, if you refuse to learn from your past…then you will be doomed to repeat it.” In which Derek is turned into a 16-year-old and has to stay with Stiles until they figure out how to turn him back.

I Wanna Take a Ride On Your // E // PWP // Vers
Stiles is…endowed. Derek…likes it.

Biology Is Not Power // E // PWP
Biology is not related to power. That’s the first lesson everyone learns in their Sexuality and Humanity class in high school. Like, the very first thing. First words in the book and everything. 

———
- works I have some sort of sentiment :)

Hello kpop/fashion fandom! Is the weather outside frightful yet? Do you just want to sit by the toasty fire, sipping your warm hot chocolate as you talk to a friend about whatever is on your mind? Well, have no fear, KSS2015 is here!

Brought to you by the admins of kpopsecretsanta2014, kpopsecretvalentine2015 and thekpopgames, we are here again to make your Christmas on tumblr the best Christmas you could ever possibly have! The Kpop Secret Santa Project 2015 has officially started :) If you are interested in how to participate, please keep reading!

RULES:

  • To enter, you simple need to reblog this post! Likes will not count but you can do so to bookmark this post.
  • Please fill out THIS short form so we can match you with the best person for you!
  • You must be a K-type blog to enter. Kpop, K-fashion etc. The title says it all :))
  • You MUST have your askbox open as well as your anonymous option enabled. We need a way of contacting you to tell you your match. Also, your secret santa needs a way to contact you without revealing who they are.
  • It would be nice if you have your submit open too but it’s optional!
  • We also suggest that you follow us (here) as we make all our important announcements/answer all your questions here.
  • Your secret santa is NOT the person that you were given to be a secret santa to.
  • Once you receive your secret santa feel free to message them! the goal of this project is to get to know a new friend.
  • On Christmas day, you can reveal yourself to them!! Exciting :)
  • If you have anymore questions feel free to ask!

Other important things to note:

  • The deadline to enter the secret santa project is Sunday December 20th. We will NOT accept any new participants after that date. We are starting super early so we can finish the majority of the match before our final exams (post secondary sucks)
  • We track the tag kpopss2015 and kpop secret santa 2015 for anyone who enjoys tags!
  • We update our status regularly on our twitter at thesecretkpop

thank you and we sincerely wish for you all to have a wonderful time participating in this :))

Ho ho ho, Classic Rock Fandom! Christmas is coming and so is The Secret Rocker Santa project! I started this project back in 2013 and it was a prosperous start. Almost 500 classic rock fans have joined, made new friends and shared good emotions together. Last year the project was even more successful, so I feel motivated to keep this tradition going and I hope that you’ll help me to make it big this year too.  

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Are you in love with the Beatles? Or you are a Led Zeppelin fan? Can’t live without listening to Queen? David Bowie is your icon? It doesn’t matter which Classic Rock bands or singers you are into. If you are looking forward to making new friends who are in love with classic rock or just want to make someone happy, sign up and make it happen, this is your chance!

What is Secret Santa?

Secret Santa is a tumblr-wide “match-maker” where you will anonymously compliment/befriend a tumblr user who is randomly assigned to you and in turn, you will be assigned to someone else.

How it works:

  • YOU HAVE TO READ THE RULES.
  • From now until November 25th, message me saying you want to participate in Secret Rocker Santa. (you can’t do it anonymously)
  • I need to know your age and favourite bands/singers (Your list can contain 5 or less favourites). However, if your bands/singers are not very popular in this fandom, it’s possible that your pair might not share the same interests.
  • MUST REBLOG THIS POST.
  • If you are older than 20 years old, you may be paired with someone with different interests or age, since most of the people who sign up are 13-22 years old.
  • YOUR ASK BOX MUST BE OPEN FOR EVERYONE.
  • Your blog doesn’t have to be classic-rock-related, you just need to be a fan. 
  • During the last days of November (the 25th through the 30th) I will be randomly assigning people to their Secret Rocker Santas. You will receive a message from me telling you their information, but it would be extremely helpful if you could message me first to find out who is your pair, that would help me to reduce the tumblr messaging limit problem. You might get a message from my second account daenerys-drogon-targaryen, so don’t be surprised, you can trust the information.
  • You will start messaging your pair ANONYMOUSLY on the 1st of December and continue until Christmas (December 25th), which is when you will reveal yourself and (hopefully) have made a new friend.
  • You can send your pair whatever you want (as long as you do not reveal your identity), your job is to make your pair feel happier! (Some ideas: lyrics, pictures, facts, play games, chat and of course do things that are not only associated with Classic rock).
  • Be careful - make sure you are messaging your pair anonymously.
  • Some people might get more than one santa or will be assigned to more than one person, since many unexpected things can happen and I want to make sure that everybody will have a pair. So if you are not able to be a secret santa for two people let me know. (You can also let me know if you’d like to be a santa for two or more people)
  • Please tag messages that you receive from your secret santa and related posts as #SRS, so your santa will be able to find your answers easier. (If you don’t know how to do it - message me)

REMEMBER:

  • If you’re not committed to messaging your Santa at least few times a week - DO NOT SIGN UP. I want everyone to have a good santa.
  • If your Santa has not contacted you in over a week, message me and I will gently remind them or find you another one.
  • DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE. Mean people will not be tollerated.
  • Answer all of your santa’s messages and do not ignore them.
  • Let me now if your santa is being rude.
  • Let me know if you think that I’ve made any mistakes.
  • If you are not already following your pair’s blog, you probably shouldn’t do it right away, because they might understand that you are their santa.
  • It’s useful to have an easy-to-find “about me” page so that your Santa will have something to talk to you about.
  • Please try to keep a note of who you’re assigned to! You’ll also get a personal number which you will have to remember. There will be a record of it but I do not want to remind you every day.
  • It might take few days for me to answer all of your messages, don’t be surprised, stay patient.
  • IF YOU CHANGE YOUR URL DURING THE PROJECT PLEASE LET ME KNOW. If you don’t let me know about your new url, you will no longer be a part of the project.
  • If I find any blogs with closed askboxs they will no longer be a part of this project as well. 
  • Also let me know if you are having any difficulties and you can’t participate in this project any longer or need to take a break. 
  • Pleaso do not be mad at me if I make any mistakes, because this project requires plenty of time, emotions and work. I try my best to make everything go smoothly, but I am just a regular tumblr user.  
  • You don’t have to follow me, but keep an eye on the updates. 

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If you have any questions or want to ask for advice, do not hesitate to message me!

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PLEASE REBLOG AND LET EVERYONE IN THIS FANDOM KNOW ABOUT IT!

anonymous asked:

Hey :) I am a big fan of yours and your art tutorials haven been incredibly helpful in my journey as an artist ( i still have a lot to learn :D but i feel much more confident now) I usually draw Supernatural and occasionally Hannibal, but my best friend watched Sherlock with me and I wanted to make an art calender containing different fandoms as a christmas present. My problem is BC's face is far from standard and i'm really struggling with the sherlock portraits. Could you maybe help me? <3

So I actually find him a little easier to draw because of his distinct features! Here’s my old tutorial for studying faces which I’ll run through again with BC’s face.

Once you’ve set up as many lines as you need you can start analyzing shapes

He’s got really heavy brows that look like wierd trapezoids haha ;; and his eye shape is similar but with a curved underside

The bridge of his nose is pretty wide and about the same width all the way down. Ends in a V shape 

Really pronounced cupid’s bow. Pretty much looks like 2 triangles connected at a point

And yeah! Just put it all together.

If you’re having trouble drawing portraits from different angles I’d be happy to take a look at what you’ve got and give you some feedback. My inbox is always open!

hey guy’s let’s be cool about this message

so as many of you will know by now, jason manns is releasing a christmas album this december which will feature songs with richard speight, jr., rob benedict, jensen ackles, jared padalecki, julie mcniven, misha collins (and fans!), mandy musgrave and amy kuney. (it has erroniously been called an “spn cast xmas album”. it is, rather, a jason mann’s christmas album onto which he has invited some friends - some of whom have been on supernatural. mandy and amy have never been on the show.)

anyway, I know everyone is super excited to hear it, but I wanted to ask a favour of the fandom; please do not make these songs available for free download. the album was a kickstarter campaign to start with, jason is doing pretty much everything he can on his own, in his studio at home - including packaging and shipping of the cd’s. all while parenting a two-year-old and an infant. the least we as a fandom can do to show our appreciation of his efforts to record all these people we love is to support the fact that he is releasing this album.

I’m asking that you:

  • if you can, preorder the album here.
  • do not upload the songs in part or in full to tumblr, youtube or anywhere else where they can be downloaded for free
  • do not spread links to private uploads
  • report links to the songs to the appropriate website if you see them (e.g. tumblr support, youtube video flagging etc), or send a note to jason on twitter @jasonmanns (or even to me @mostly10, so I can report it)
  • reblog/retweet/repost this post as much as you can

I know we can do this, because as a group we have previously stopped things being pirated and spread - certain photos, links to videos and exclusive content etc.

for those of you who can’t afford to preorder the album, maybe ask someone if they could buy it for you as a christmas present. I suggest we use the tag #jasonalbumgift to make posts asking for or offering to buy it! if all else fails, it should be available on spotify fairly soon after christmas.

thanks for spreading the word. :)

The Stages of Being in the Gravity Falls Fandom

Starting: 

“Oh Boy~ This show it just so fun and original and I love every minute of it!”

Getting Into it enough to make fan content:

“This show is just FULL of inspiration for art! Music, Drawings, Fanfiction. I wanna do it all!”

Finding out about secret codes and all the hidden foreshadowing stuff:

When your friends are like “You need to chill about this show”:

And you’re like “Okay I’ll TRY to chill”:

but then eventually you become a little obsessed in the secrets, fan theories, The Gravi-Team, the cast, and Alex Hirsch:

Some people will try to put you down:

But you just ignore them and tell them:

And if you’re lucky, someone will ask you to help them get into the show, and you’ll be like:

EDIT:

I also forgot to mention the emotional tornado this will cause you:

And the support you’re going to NEED from your loved ones after almost each episode and foreshadowing:

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my 2013 art stuff in a nutshell//

i am really really happy because i think i improved on some aspects of my art (mostly the colors) aaa// i also got to meet a lot of new friends *pokes darby*! you’re all super gorgeous   ahhh♥ thank you so much to everyone who supported me all the way! i couldnt have done it without you guys ;v; i love you! >3< onwards to 2014! yaaay

//also im going to start steering away from homestuck to make way for my other fandoms *cough* *v* hopefully some original art too hehee♥

first pic’s amazing template was done by the awesome japhers! :D

also posting the replies to some asks and messages tomorrow! sorry guys ive been really busy eep O<-< ill make up for all this shit by starting to work on a proper tutorial! yay :D

Can I just. Okay so most of you know that fayestardust and I sent Zayn some of our art and that he received it a few days ago, yeah? And that he tweeted my art recently?

What most of you don’t know is that I wrote Zayn an 900 word letter (nay, an essay) on how much Zayn means to so many of us and how much One Direction has had an impact on fueling our dreams. Fan artists in particular. I wrote down my story of how I started off as wanting to practice my drawing skills by making this blog and how I started to gain momentum and attention. About how many beautiful friends I’ve made in this fandom (So many wonderful friends around the world. Some that I have been lucky enough to be able to visit during my trip around Europe and my banana squad in Sydney. I love you all). About how much I have grown to love drawing because of this. It was just a hobby at the beginning but, man, I love it so much I could do this for the rest of my life. Making people happy through art is what fuels me and I’ve managed to reach so many people to do that because of One Direction.

Basically I’m just crying here because I feel like he’s publicly acknowledging my art and all the wonderful fan artists out there because he read my letter. Sure, I’m ecstatic that he tweeted my birthday drawing, but I’m more touched that he read my letter and chose to react by supporting us even more. I’m not saying that I was the instigator of all this because I know that Zayn probably did this out of the goodness of his own heart, but the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

I poured my heart out in that letter and told him how much he is appreciated and loved among the fans for his subdued, kind, creative personality and how unbelievably strong he is for putting up with all the shit that he has to. I felt a bit embarrassed when I sent it out to be honest haha. So “thank you for reading my sappy letter and not dismissing it” is what I am actually crying about.

Anyway, thanks to YOU guys this for all your support because I am overwhelmed with happiness and tears right now. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. And whoever started the #ZaynFollowCyrilliart tag on twitter <3 It would be super awesome if he did but I don’t like asking for more from him cause he as already done so much for me xD keep tweeting if you like but don’t feel like you have to x

Hello naru-family,

I wanted to draw something for a closer to the pairing dispute following the recent chapters. I also want to write something about this, I hope I will be understandable.

I have seen the arguments going on this past week or so, and I cannot help but think that the war in the manga is enough without figurative blood need being shed out in the fandom.

I remember where it all started for me, and I know it was the same for many of you, too. Beginning where the first series started and growing up alongside this story till now. I remember the lessons taught, and know that they have changed and shaped who I am.

Naruto was ostracized from his common kin, ridiculed for who he was and made to feel like he belonged nowhere.

Let’s not make our fellow fans feel the same. We all belong somewhere. Naruto proved he could overcome the bullying and find solace in friends. To him, having his friends close means more than anything else.

Sakura was bullied mercilessly by her classmates, stripped of her self-confidence, and down-trot until she felt worthless. Even when she had been taken under Ino’s wing, she still struggled to find her voice.

Let’s not put down others, and bully them until they want to disappear. Don’t take away their right to have a voice, because you have a voice and want to use it too. Sakura had to find her voice again, she grew to prove that she was strong. She has overcome the pain others caused her.

Sasuke had everything he cared about taken away from him, lost all that he loved, by others who disagreed with and feared his family. Those who were not willing to find a peaceful resolve, but instead decided to silence the misunderstanding with violence.

Let’s not use violence and rash behavior to silence those we do not agree with. Just because their opinion differs from yours, it does not mean they are any less worthy of happiness than anyone else. Sasuke had all that he cared about taken from him because of the disagreement stirred within the Konoha elders. We can stop another Uchiha incident by taking time to find a peaceful resolve.

I hope this makes sense. I just value the naru-family so much, this is the fandom that I grew up within. We love our ships, be them popular or not, but we should not forget to also love the characters they involve. Each of these characters have a story, stories that we can learn from.

Of course, in the end, the final decision will be made by Kishi. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t ship what we love until our hearts content. Cannon or not, we love our ships.

I love you all, my naru-family

The thing about Sterek, I think, is that once it starts being an OTP it never stops. I’ve tried so many times to distance myself from it, to get into other fandoms and other things and the fact is that I can do that, I love a lot of other characters and pairings other than sterek, but none of them compare. I find myself thinking about sterek every day, even every hour. All the little things remind me of sterek first and foremost, all I want is to headcanon sterek with a friend, reblog sterek, make sterek stuff, follow people who love sterek as much as me. It’s been years, the fandom has gotten worse, but my love for Sterek remains the same. And honestly, most days I want to scream because I want to move on and I physically can’t. But then I think of all the beautiful things sterek has given me and I remember that when I’m sad and lonely sterek is always there and it’s oftentimes the one thing that can make things better. I fucking love Sterek, but I think I never got just how eternal sterek really is up until now. Where would I be without this ship?

Do you all remember when we first heard that there would be a TV show? When after all the disappointment from the movie failure we were told that we were getting a second chance? When even after the fandom was divided and people came to hate the series and bad press ran rampant, we still got a second chance?

We did it. We made it to season 2. We proved that our fandom isn’t dead, that we can be grateful, that this series deserves a chance and now people outside the fandom are starting to see that too. Here comes our chance to see all the characters we haven’t seen, for new plot lines, our favorite ships, everything we deserve for sticking it out with the series that we love.

And this means we have another year in this fandom. Another year of headcanons and gif sets and edits and fan art, another year of making friends and sharing stories and live blogging episodes. This is what fandom is all about and I’m so glad I’ve gotten the chance to share this experience with all of you. I have so many hopes for season 2 and I hope you all feel as fortunate as I do right now. We made it. We actually made it.

So Ellen has turned off her ask box because some people have decided that one use of “him” while carmilla is clearly gay makes the show and writers biphobic. People for a start no one ever said carmilla was in love with him, only his poetry, and secondly there is more than romantic love, who’s to say they weren’t great friends.. This fandom can be ridiculously salty over the most menial of things but jesus christ.. be annoyed over something sure go ahead, but stop hurling petty insults at anyone involved in the making of the show. Smh. Carmilla is one of the very few shows with already great lgbt+ representation, just because to date it doesn’t cater to EVERY SINGLE IDENTITY doesn’t mean it’s bad representation.

Get over yourselves and your selfishness, if you’re unhappy with the show go write your own.