How DARE u post ur own comics u drew with ur own hand on ur own blog. Blocked and reported and I called the internet police they'll b there 2 arrest u after u read this. Sorry not sorry I don't make the rules.
I dearly hope the spring has been a pleasant time for you all. There are so many ways to enjoy it from days in the park with the family, getting a start on that garden, and a somewhat sneezy, somewhat breezy commute to work while listening to a new podcast.
Take a long trip by car or sea, remember your keys, and sit back in the theater for sci-fi shenigans because I have a new list of shows in store to keep us blooming through the rest of spring until the summer starts.
Looking for something fresh to please that sudden thirst for audio storytelling? Look no further as PodCake has six more podcasts you’ll certainly love.
An alternate reality game about a dispossessed spy sending distress calls to her former team. Help Holly survive homelessness and assassins by sending money or advice
Incoming transmission from OAKPODCAST, a new interactive medium created by the mad geniuses at Crossroad Stations. OAK is an excellent choice for listeners with a taste for personable and emotional tension all beautifully performed by lead Regan Adler.
If you’re enthralled by the drama of Rover Red, this show’s fondness for audience participation will be an instant fave for you. So study your morse code and listen closely.
2. Lake Clarity
Five teens head up to Camp Clarity to celebrate their last summer together, but little do they know they’re about to stumble on dark secrets that surround the lake.
Get around the campfire and listen to Camp Clarity’s horror tale. On these grounds, there’s more to fear than mosquito bites as our leads Seth, Ally, Mike, Erin, and Brandon get wrapped up in the mystery of why their beloved camp shut down.
For those looking for a good old fashion summer story, Lake Clarity’s fondness for caves, concrete structures and chaotic forces of evil might be up your alley. So pack up and stay up late to follow them on their trail.
3. Big Data
What if someone stole the internet? This comedy caper takes 100% real concepts, like the seven keys to the internet, cyber police, relay calls, photocopier black boxes, 419 scams, and more, and turn it into an anthology of nerdy crime stories tied together by a global plan to end the internet. it’s a series of heists ranging from hijacking top secret military satellites, to stealing a dude’s pants.
Comic artist Ryan Estrada gives us Big Data, a crime-comedy spectacular dabbling into the absurdity of the internet. Based in part by real events and the inspiration of Estrada’s own imagination comes a fun and funny story for those looking for a good time and good case to keep you tuned in.
Be on the look out for multiple actors in the podcast scene known worldwide such as
Paul F. Tompkins, Felicia Day, Cecil Baldwin, and Lauren Shippen. Make a big deal about Big Data and get logged in today.
4. The Theatre of Tomorrow
A sentient ship stolen in the night! A private eye chases corruption on the moon! Hear an interview with a man from the afterlife! Anything you can imagine is on stage at The Theatre of Tomorrow!
The theatre is open and has plenty of stories to share for audio drama fans. In this collection of short stories covering sci-fi to mystery with just the right amount of laughs, the audience will be spoiled by excellent audio editing, acting, and a variety of formats and tales to unwind.
As far as recommendations go, Hadron Gospel Hour fans who love inspired and varied takes on multiple genres and homages to some of the best in the business will be quickly enamored. So take a seat and enjoy the show.
5. Neon Nights: The Arcane Files of Jack Tracer
Jack Tracer is a hard-boiled private eye out to solve the strange cases of Neon City, but under these bright lights, darkness looms.
Mystery with a supernatural twist! Be it the Man in Black or the House of Joy, this private eye has the wits and tools to crack any case and crack your boredom with story after story of suspense and drama.
Fans of The Penumbra who can’t get enough of Juno Steel’s adventures will easily fall in love with our caped caper catcher Jack Tracer. And if you’re just a fan of the noire aesthetic, Neon Nights has plenty of style to spare.
150 years ago, the S.S. Cumberland disappeared in the Pacific Northwest. A lifeboat from the ship with four skeletons inside just mysteriously showed up in Marrow Passage. Reporter Daisy Bonham attempts to solve the mystery and find out what other secrets are lurking just below the surface.
It’s time to set sails with Passage, this cryptic tale into the deep secrets of the S.S. Cumberland and the reporter dedicated to cracking the case. With just the right amount of creepy with a touch of comedy, Throw’m In The Puget Productions has an interesting tale to spin.
If you like The Bridge and suddenly can’t get enough shows about seaside themed mysteries, but a touch more British, then Passage will eagerly let you aboard.
Not directed at anyone here but holy crap can we stop making such a big deal out of the nasty comments that pop up on MM’s social media? This isn’t unique.That is the life of a person in the public eye, hell it’s the life of anyone that chooses to have a presence online. There are trolls all over the internet. I promise MM isn’t the only person to have nasty comments left on a picture. Anyone ever pay attention to the comments that someone who is really in the public eye like Chrissy Teigen receives? Or maybe the comments that someone who has a famous movie star boyfriend like Margarita Levieva, who dates Sebastian Stan, receives? Holy hell! I am not saying it’s right and I wouldn’t do it myself but I refuse to be all broken up over the fact that someone who might be dating an actor in a tv show I like receives some negative feedback on the internet. It’s not my job to police or call out anyone’s behavior but my own. So could people stop coming here suggesting that just because we are/were shippers that we somehow owe it to MM to police her social media for nastiness? Believe me if I had a superpower that allowed me to prevent nastiness on the internet MM wouldn’t be my first stop or my 100th…
(1/2) I don't know if this is okay to ask or not, so you can just delete this if it's not. I understand this can be triggering to some. I recently came out to my parents and they did not take it well at all. They are seriously considering sending me to get electric shock therapy and I'm terrified. I looked it up and there's a chance it is legal where they live. They are very abusive and I wouldn't put it past them to do it (even illegally) The other family I've got is my brother who lives
“(2/2) two states away. I would have to sneak out and walk or something to get to him. Ive called the police and cps before but they didn’t do anything. Im terrified. What should I do????”
Listen, anon. This sounds very serious. If your life and safety are in danger this way, I think the best thing you can do is make your situation known to as many people as you can. Tell all your friends. Tell all the teachers. All the adults in your life you can trust. Tell your brother. Post it all over the internet. Hell, call the news. Try the police again, and child protective services. Someone will listen if you keep calling. The more people know about what’s happening to you, the less a chance your situation can be covered up by your parents or anyone else.
Call the Trevor Project line especially: they disclose what you tell them only if you give them permission and are designed by and for LGBTQ+ crisis.
If it comes to kicking you out, you need to research LGBTQ+ resources, shelters, and people willing to take you in if you need to - there are plenty of close friend’s parents I’m sure would take you if it meant sheltering you from such an awful circumstance. FInd a friend whose parents are liberal, and talk to them.
If you need to save yourself, tell them what they want to hear. You shouldn’t have to, but safety is first. Tell them you’re fake, that it was a phase, that you’re sorry, that you hate the gays. If that’s what will keep you safe, none of us will ever take offense, trust me. Soon, you’ll be able to be yourself. Childhood is a lot shorter than it feels. It will get better. This, too, shall pass.
Your family is the people you love and surround yourself with. You can have whatever family you want, and the people who reject you have no reserved spot there unless you decide otherwise. No one is entitled to your love or forgiveness.
i just finished reading drop dead gorgeous and now i finally get your blog title and i am really gay and emo :( do u have any other really good drarry fic recs preferably one where they smang bcus ddg glossed over it and i threw a fit bcus it was slow burn and we diDNT EVEN GET THAT IM CALLING THE INTERNET POLICE
dya know i love ddg so much that every time i embark on a reread i COMPLETELY FORGET that it never makes it above a hard pg-13 because i never feel like it’s missing anything. not like when you get to the end of an nc-17 rated fic on ao3 and all you get is a casual handy. i never felt like i was cheated out of anything in ddg. HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean i can’t rec you EVERY SINGLE NC-17 DRARRY FIC ON MY DELICIOUS:
Today, I fucked up... by calling the cops on a tree
This happened last night, but I’m able to see the humour in it now.
I live in a basement suite in one of the scarier parts of town, I live with my fiancé and right now the upstairs suite is vacant. It’s great, we can party on weekends and not worry about bothering anyone. So last night we’re sitting around watching the hockey game and we hear this muffled crash sound. We look at each other, because it definitely came from in the house. I’m absolutely terrified that someone is squatting upstairs, maybe a serial killer. I’m convinced the noise came from the stairwell and we’re now trapped.
My fiancé wanted to check it out, but I begged him not too. So we called the police and the landlord and explained the situation. They showed up, confirmed there was no signs of forced entry outside, no lights, no movement, everything looked normal. So my fiancé opened our door into the stairwell, it’s empty as well, open the external door and speak to the police, I’m still freaking out. The landlord shows up and opens the upstairs door, the police go in, confirm it’s empty, kind of shrug, tell us not to over react again, and everyone leaves.
I was still on edge, because nothing explained the crash sound, but there was no one here, so I was calming down. I opened the storage closet…. and my Christmas tree had fallen over. It’s one of the fake ones you keep in boxes, and while things away earlier I’d jostled it just enough for it to come crashing down hours later.
TL;DR Christmas tree in storage fell over, thought noise was a serial killer and called police for nothing.
Top 10 Easily Fixable, Yet Common Problems in Creepypastas
To where I’ve been, this list took me two weeks.
1. Grammar/Spelling Mistakes
Problem: It can make your story annoying, make it hard to communicate something to the reader, and make your story look like you spent little effort on your story.
Fix: Easy one. Proofread, have others read it over, and run it through a grammar checker.
2. No/Poor Atmosphere
Problem: Horror is all about atmosphere. Without it, your big scare isn’t going to be nearly as scary.
Fix: Establish atmosphere. Build up to your big scare. Make it a point to show that your character isn’t having a good time. Have them scared along with the reader. Even in the calm places, make your main character uncomfortable in some way. And never ever use the following…
3. Mood Killers
(These are from the actual creepypasta wiki)
“I know you’re not going to believe this.”
“I used to be a skeptic, but…”
“I used to be normal…”
“This actually happened to me.”
“This isn’t a creepypasta, it really happened!”
“You have to believe me.”
“You won’t believe this”
“DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU!”
“Don’t read this or you’ll be cursed.”
“I don’t have much time to write this.”
“I’m going to die soon.”
Problem: The “I know you’re not going to believe this, I don’t think I did, or I didn’t before, you have to believe me, etc.” variety kills suspension of disbelief, and will get rid of any credibility in your story, especially if it’s easily disprovable.
The “author or audience is going to be the next victim,” type opens numerous plot holes, and really dials down the credibility not only of your story, but of your pasta. How is your mass murderer so incompetent that they let their victims just walk away, when they could expose information about them, effectively getting them caught? Why wouldn’t they just take down the author on their first encounter? Why would the author think the most logical thing to do while being stalked was to write about it on the internet? Not call the police? How does the monster know where all the readers are? How does it go over oceans to get to said reader? Why would the monster waste its time?
The “hyper-super-mega-ultra realistic graphics,” it’s just not scary. How is an image scarier when it’s hyper realistic? Think off all the good pastas with pictures in them. In all of them, we’re not clear what’s going on. Note to .exe game makers, stop putting drawn images into your pixelated game. It ruins the little credibility you have.
Fix: Don’t use these. Ever. In any form.
4. Bad Monsters
Problem: Summed up simply as: If I’m not scared by the monster, there’s no point to have it there.
Fix: Make the fear come not from the threat of death, but from the fear of the next move.
Let’s look at two horror characters: Jeff the killer and BEN. These two are a perfect example of fear of death vs fear of action. Jeff just breaks into people’s houses, says his catchphrase, and moves on. Not scary. Let’s look at BEN, who hasn’t killed anyone, but is one of the scariest creepypastas ever. How is that? It’s because we’re afraid of what’s going to happen next. What’s also important to note is Jadusable’s reaction.
Probably the most important thing to know, the protagonist should be scarier than the monster. Let’s go back to Jeff and BEN. With Jeff, we’re given no reason to care about him, and since Jeff never shows any true emotion, we can’t feel for him. But with BEN, it’s much different. Jadusable is established as a normal, everyday person, with a life, and we’re given many reasons to care about him, and we see how the game breaks him. We see the extremes he goes to, trying to stay away from this game. It’s really shocking for a lot of people to see this, and this change is also gradual, unlike Jeff the killer. Another good example is Nightmare on Elm Street. We see the extremes the characters go to to stay awake.
5. Bad Protagonists
Problem: If we don’t care about someone, we’re not going to care about what happens to them.
Fix: Give your protagonists character, establish them, and make them seem like real people. Add in little details that will make a big difference. Your character is going home? Don’t just say, “I was going home, and there was a monster.” Say, “I finally finished up the last of my paperwork, and I was heading home to Chrissie and the kids.” But don’t stop your story to do this.
6. Chekhov’s Gun? What’s That?
Problem: Writers stupidly placing useless details in, which never come into play later, are useful to establishing the characters or setting, help set a theme, or do anything.
Fix: Apply Chekhov’s Gun to everything. Ask yourself if that sentence really makes a difference. If it doesn’t, cut it.
7. Ties to Canon Characters/Mentioning Creepypasta
Problem: Including canon characters in your story for the simple sake of having them, and the worse variety, mentioning them for the sake of mentioning them, or the even worse variety, mentioning that you’re writing a creepypasta. These will make even the most naive creepypasta readers roll their hyper-realistic bleeding eyes.
Fix: Strip every single tie you can. Your character is your own thing, not Jeff the killer’s butt buddy, so don’t make them that. Unless it’s crucial to the story and you couldn’t do it anyway else (so proxies, proxies, and Mary Sues), include no ties to canon characters.
And never, ever, mention creepypasta. This includes saying something along the lines of, “Guys, this is my first creepypasta story, so be nice in the comments section.” No. If you think you have enough skill to write a creepypasta (which requires none), you should know better.
8. Not Doing Research
Problem: You’re going to confuse people who know you’re wrong, and annoy people who know why you’re wrong.
Fix: Research anything you’re not knowledgeable about. Have a funeral with an open casket? You better make sure the embalmer did their job. Poisoned? What poison were you using again? Old abandoned house? Houses don’t become abandoned after their owners died, so why was it abandoned? Asylum? I don’t remember them doing that to the patients.
9. Overly Melodramatic
Problem: It can make your story seem more dramatic and important if it is played up, but if overused, it becomes boring, unrealistic, and stupid.
Fix: Take things seriously, but not too seriously. Pretend it’s real life, then play out the scenario. I can guarantee you it changes. If most people played a super scary game, they would either turn of their computer, or play through the game and shrug it off. A stable person would not kill themselves (I’m looking at you, Blood Whistle.)
Problem: It’s a lot more difficult to be scared by something if we know it’s not real.
Fix: Make everything as real as possible. Bend normal rules as little as you can. Make your characters act and seem human.
Things That Don't Make Sense on PLL - Bethany Young
A follower brought up a new PLL theory that’s now going around, and it’s that Bethany Young might actually be alive.
That idea never crossed my mind and there haven’t been any clues in the episodes that would make me think she is, so until I find some I’m going to stick with Melissa Hastings’ story. She buried Bethany alive and she suffocated.
But, something still doesn’t add up.
When Ali went missing there were fliers with her photo and information all over the place. There was an investigation going on. When a body was found and it was believed to be Ali’s, a funeral was held and a memorial was built.
If Bethany was a Radley patient and Radley is in Rosewood, why weren’t there fliers all around town with Bethany’s face on them? Why didn’t we ever hear about Bethany’s disappearance in seasons 1-3?
At one point the liars search for girls that went missing around the same time Ali did. All they come up with is Sarah Harvey. Why didn’t they find anything on Bethany? Since Bethany was a mental patient and apparently a violent one at times, wouldn’t there be ads and articles in newspapers and the internet asking people to call the police if they see her since she, oh I don’t know, could be a danger to herself and to others?
As we know, Bethany and Ali disappeared on the same night. Bethany must have a family (although I still think that she’s related to Mrs. DiLaurentis somehow) and she was also a mental patient at the time, so her family and Radley officials had to be involved in her search. And since nobody knew that Bethany was actually dead until season 5, technically, she was believed to be “missing” this whole time so there had to be an ongoing investigation.
So why does it seem like nobody was looking for her? She went missing and that was that. Her body is finally identified and we don’t see a single family member show up in Rosewood. As if the people closest to her already knew what really happened to her…
As much as I want to know who -A is, I’m actually much more curious about Bethany Young right now. Where did she come from? Who are her parents? Why did she end up at Radley and what’s her connection to the DiLaurentis family? And why didn’t anyone bring up Bethany’s disappearance earlier if she and Ali went missing on the same night?
Police officers sent to home of web developer after hoax call intended to dispatch hea
Internet trolls are attempting to get police Swat teams sent to the homes of critics of Gamergate in an escalation of intimidatory tactics.
Five police officers were sent to the home of a Seattle-area web developer after an anonymous tip was phoned in, in the latest attempted “swatting” attack linked to the Gamergate movement.
Swatting – also known as “SWATing” – involves placing hoax distress calls to police departments in an attempt to encourage the dispatch of an armed response team to the targeted address.
Such hoaxes – which more commonly involve the sending of takeaway food to be paid for on delivery – can be conducted from anywhere in the world with little chance of the culprit being traced, making them a popular intimidation tool.
Web developer Israel Galvez, the most recent swatting target, is a prominent opponent of Gamergate, a movement opposed to the increasing prominence of feminist critics and designers in gaming.
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you know what… it now costs 1 dollar to send this meme in my askbox
thats right, 1 dollar, u gotta pay to meme, and if u dont im gonna call the internet police to arrest u!!!!
FakeWatchBusta calls himself “The Horological Batman,“ a vigilante out there policing these internet streets keeping everyone safe from the scourge that is fake high-end timepieces (“Horology” = the study of watches and keeping time; it comes from the same Greek word from which we get “hour.”) Armed with only an eye for detail and a smartphone, FWB puts anyone flossing a replica watch on blast. He’s had his accounts canceled, legal threats, and a lot of pissed off ballers, but he will not be stopped!
Although his identity is a mystery, his email address is not. We caught up over the weekend.