I don’t know if there’s a lot of people in this fandom who’s not used to being on tumblr or something like that, and that’s why I’ll say this! It is not okay to repost other people’s gifs! I repeat DO NOT REPOST OTHER PEOPLE’S GIFS.
What is reposting gifs? It is when you find a gif on the internet (google, tumblr, twitter etc.) and post it if you haven’t made it yourself. Some people will give you permission to post it, and if you ask someone and they say yes, then it’s fine to post it with credit. Otherwise? It’s not okay to post other people’s gifs (or fanarts or graphics or anything)
Why is reposting bad? Someone used their time to make whatever you reposted. Someone invested their time in making a gifset or a fanart or something like that. It sucks to see others get recognized for something you made.
Why am I saying this now? Because I’ve seen my gifs reposted on here, and hence it might have happened to other people too.
If I see my gifs reposted I’ll ask you to take them down.
“Sarah, you have said that you became sort of defensive of Marcia clark…’’ A lot of the stuff about Marcia Clark makes me very angry, But it’s also, I was guilty of it myself, and i’ve said this too that I was 19 when the whole thing happened, and I was decidedly self-interested and was wanting to be an actress, and was not focused on the case in the way that some people were, and certainly not on changing my opinion of whatever the narrative about Marcia Clark was. I was sort of letting myself believe what was being told to me by the media. I didn’t question it. I didn’t ask myself any bigger questions.
sooo a lovely anon requested a tutorial on how to do something like this:
and i’m not really sure how to call that effect, but it’s actually really easy to make and i hope my incapability to explain won’t make it hard for you to understand :) you need some basic skills for this (how to make a gif and how to color it), i’ve already made tutorials on both of these things, you can find them here: [x]
As you come into this world, something else is also born. You begin your life and it begins the journey toward you. It moves slowly but it never stops. Wherever you go, whatever path you take, it will follow. Never faster, never slower, always coming. You will run. It will walk. You will rest, it will not. One day, you will linger the same place too long. You will sit too still or sleep too deep and when, too late, you rise to go, you will notice a second shadow next to yours. Your life will then be over.
Are you sick of seeing irrelevant or horrifying posts that completely erase two of our favorite ladies? Have you had to unfollow your favorite character’s tag because it was too disheartening? Are you fed up with Patty and Abby getting treated like $h*t by fandom? THEN THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!
When: February 25 - March 11
What: post headcanons, meta, gifsets, photosets, fan art, fan fic, fan vids, fan mixes, fic recs, favorite quotes, favorite moments, just shout I LOVE PATTY TOLAN or I LOVE ABBY YATES from your rooftop – share whatever you want! The goal is simply to show our ladies some love <3
Participation is obviously not mandatory. Participation everyday is not mandatory. Just post whatever you can, whenever you can. If you want to start early? Great! If you want to post only once for each character? Cool! You want to make five million posts every day for the rest of your life? FANTASTIC! Do whatever you want!
Afraid you can’t prepare anything in time? Fear not! The Abby and Patty blogs won’t be going away. They will continue to reblog your character adoration whenever you’re able to post. :)
Feel free to mention either @abbygreates or @actualsunshinepattytolan in your post. There’s also the Ghostbusters Appreciation Week tag that we’ll be checking, as well as braving the general Abby and Patty tags to track down stray posts. All* appreciation posts will be queued up and reblogged by the promoters.
* we say all but really we mean “all the posts we manage to find AND don’t perpetuate harmful stereotypes or tropes”. What counts as a harmful stereotype will be left up to the judgement of the promoters, but basically anything you’ve seen chattered about by Those People isn’t allowed. That’s the kind of stuff we’re trying to escape from thanks.
Need some inspiration? Consider these themes:
a childhood event
song you associate with them
your most burning question about this character
what do they have set as their phone’s background and lockscreen?
what’s something this character has changed their mind on?
thing about this character that makes you cry
who is this character’s celebrity crush?
Now let’s make the Patty and Abby tags actually focused on Patty and Abby again! \0/