copyright 2009

The Yoga Farmer is back!!!

When we first posted this back in 2009, the copyright holders attempted to destroy EIT! That was the first of many Youtube channels that we’d lose over the years. In 2017, we are still in constant fear of having our Facebook/Youtube/etc followers suddenly removed. But for now, we’ll look into this yoga farmer’s VHS soul, laugh, and wonder how the fuck did we all get into this mess?

Weekly Tarot Card for Cancer 5/27/17

Nine of Swords

You are going through a time when you are trapped by an overwhelming feeling of sadness and/or loneliness. Know that the things you are feeling are difficult to deal with but you need to find a way to pull yourself out of this situation.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

😜💦 GABY’S ULTIMATE AO3 SIN PHAN FIC REC 😜💦

Since I consider myself a Professional Fanfic Reader™, I decided to make a list of my fave sins so you can go to hell with me :) I have marked with a (+) for the ones YOU MUST READ if you’re up for some EXTRA SINNING (aka much smut). None of these are WIPs because I’m gonna add them once they’ve ended lol.

#IPreferDan: He never planned on keeping the pill a secret from Phil because he never planned on Phil and him living together so comfortably for over 3 years. He’d banked on a year maybe a year and a half before they went their separate ways. He’d only banked on 2 months max before Phil found out what the pills were for. Dan couldn’t believe it was 2015 and Phil didn’t know yet.Or the one where Dan was born female and refuses to tell anyone.

Here By My Side, A New Colour To Paint The World: So one day, Phil walks in on Dan wearing a dress. And after a very confusing discussion, it comes out that Dan enjoys wearing girl’s clothing in private. Phil lets it be known that he’d be fine if Dan wore it around him and slowly, Dan starts opening up and letting Phil into his private world. But what Phil doesn’t expect is to start seeing Dan in a whole new way.

Pretty Odd (Things Have Changed For Me and That’s Okay): Baby!fic in which one day, Phil wakes up with a baby in his bedroom and finds out that apparently he and Dan are the only ones who don’t know where this baby came from, as everybody else claims that it’s Phil’s. What happens next is they then end up raising a baby together, with no less than a few existential crises from both of them along the way, as well as plenty of blunders and mishaps. Oh, and through it all, Phil starts falling for Dan but doesn’t dare tell him because he can’t risk losing his best friend.

+ Crawling back to you: Dan and Phil started having phone sex while Dan was at uni, and once they moved in together they just stopped. Now they’re both coming to the realisation they want more, but they can still only tell each other over the phone.

+ Distracting Phone Calls: Phil never should have answered his phone while live on air. Dan is making it really hard to hang up though.

All That You Are is All That I’ll Ever Need: Dan Howell is just ordinary, but his boyfriend Phil is Amazing(Phil from YouTube). Or, AU in which Dan isn’t a YouTuber.

I Dare You to Love Me: AU! Dan owns a popular flower shop and has more of a passion for flowers than he does for people. That is, until Phil stumbles into his shop - and consequently into his life as the two develop a fast friendship and Dan finds himself all but infatuated with him. But there’s a problem: Phil’s engaged and Dan is the florist for his wedding. And even more complications arise when Phil begins questioning everything he’s ever known about love - and himself - when he realizes that the path to true love isn’t always… straight.

+++++++++++The Wanting Comes In Waves: After moving to the tiny Welsh coastal village of Rhagfyr, Phil struggles to find a new way of living, what with his new school and the decision of his future still on the table. Dan is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, but perhaps there’s beauty inside destruction.

Our Threadbare Lies: Dan is eighteen years old and newly single. He’s ready to come out to his family but he thinks it would be a hell of a lot easier if he had a boyfriend to help him through it.

Just the Beat of My Own Heart: Dan and Phil are rivals in every sense of the word. The problem is that they’re already madly in love. Or, where Dan and Phil fall in love on tumblr, unaware that the person they’re talking to online is the person they hate in real life. A “You’ve Got Mail” AU.

But It Takes Someone To Come Around To Show You How: Dan is born mute into a world where once in everyone’s life your soulmate will say the specific words that are tattooed onto your body, and bring you together. These words will save your life in more ways than imaginable. Whilst Dan resigns himself to the fact he will never have a soulmate, fate has different ideas…

The Enemy of My Enemy Is Not My Friend and My Enemy Is Actually My Secret Lover: Vampires and werewolves have been enemies since the dawn of time, that’s common knowledge. But it doesn’t stop Phil, a werewolf, and Dan, a vampire, from falling for each other and becoming Romeo and Juliet of the supernatural world, though hopefully without the tragic ending.

Hearing You: Dan’s mute and him and Phil are doing the do.

Bet My Life (Against You): (slightly sexual drunk) Dan makes a bet that Phil will never like him/kiss him no matter what he does.

caught up in the wonderings of our minds: In which Dan comes to realise that he’s not straight and Phil guides him through some new experiences and in which Phil falls in love for the first time (aka 2009!phan with hopefully accurate timeline)

A Map of My Heart and Mind: Dan and Phil get drunk and wake up married in Vegas, the day after Dan’s 25th birthday. Dan thinks they could just get it annulled but Dan knows what marriage means to Phil, how important it is, and he wonders if they can just fake it for a year so it’s not a total waste and then divorce. Of course, a year is a long time to pretend to be married and things can always change..

but home is just a room (full of my safest sounds): the one where they break up in 2012 and stumble across each other three years later. Featuring Dan as a radio show host and BBC presenter, and Phil as a weatherman on the Isle of Man.

So Many Stars: After graduating with his law degree, Dan decides to move to Japan to teach English for a year. (aka, Dan and Phil are English teachers in Japan AU)

I Know You Better Than You Fake It SERIES: Phil is just a nerd who is too scared to walk past the cigarette-smoking goth boy on the street corner, or nerd!Phil and goth!Dan are true 90′s kids (featuring the musical stylings of Tool and The Smashing Pumpkins)

(WARNING: THIS WILL BREAK YOUR PHAN HEART) Phan™: Copyright © 2009 by Daniel Howell and Phillip Lester Phan™, Dan and Phil™, and all subsidiary titles are property of Dan Howell and Phil Lester. All rights reserved.

Status Quo: Lawyer! Dan/Weatherman!Phil AU

Dance Around Like Constellations: A badass punk!Phil who parties a lot and gets into trouble, but also has a soft spot for his best friend pastel!Dan who is really shy and a baby angel.

++++++++++ Brick By Brick: No one said having an unmated Alpha and an unmated Omega living under the same roof was going to be easy, but add in a mess of feelings and desire, and things go from bad to worse. When Phil Lester asked his best friend, Dan Howell, to move in with him, he thought he could ignore his feelings and refrain from submitting, but with an oblivious Dan scenting him every other day, he decides he has to put a stop to it. Jealousy and misunderstandings collide to throw their lives into chaos, forcing both men to reconsider their relationship. Will they ever get their happy ending, or will prevalent sexism force them apart?

the one with the flower crown: Phil likes tattoos and smoking and sneaking into pubs illegally, and Dan likes Phil. Amy’s just around because it’s fun.

fuzzydinosaurwasteland  asked:

How do you know it's time to give up? I'm a writer, but even after years of trying, I've never really gotten anywhere with my writing. :/ Do I just keep banging on, in the hope that one day something will happen, or do I concede and save myself the heartbreak?

So I don’t know what kind of writer you are, or where in your personal journey you are after what you term “years of trying.”  This is not me criticizing: this is me explaining where my start point is.  I’ve known people who spent years thinking very hard about a story, but never wrote a word, and would still say that they’d spent years trying, because they had.  They had invested emotional energy and attention to their worlds, and just because they didn’t have them on paper, that didn’t invalidate the time spent.  I’ve also known people who spent years writing without necessarily improving the way they expected to.  It’s a spectrum.  So I am going to do what I can do without having more detail, and I’m going to talk about myself for a second.

If you pick up a copy of Rosemary and Rue and open it to the copyright page, you’ll see that it’s copyright 2009.  Okay.  But when I open my email archives and pull up the earliest piece of mail in the Toby folder, I find both an early version of a scene from that same book…and the date January 6, 1998.  Digging deeper finds the original short story that introduced Toby, and it has a date of June 27, 1997.

There’s a lot of distance between 1997 and 2009.

When I started writing Toby’s adventures, I was a high school student.  I still thought a twenty-foot drop was the sort of thing you did to get to the 7-11.  I still thought a whole 20 oz. soda was a reasonable lunch.  There’s a lot of distance between that girl and me, and yet we have a thread connecting us, a changeling detective with a lot of personal problems.  When I created her, Toby was the sensible adult I wanted to be, and let’s consider that horrifying thought for a second okay, good, moving on.

I spent the years between 1997 and 2009 writing constantly.  I wrote and rewrote the first three Toby books over and over, getting better every time.  I wrote Feed.  I wrote…an amazing amount of fanfic, like, horrifying quantities of fanfic, and I’m not ashamed of that, because every line of words made me better.

The agency rejections got more apologetic.  Until finally, it wasn’t a rejection.  And then, well.  Things happened very fast for me once I had an agent, because I also had four saleable books and a lot of experience at putting words in a line.

I guess what I’m saying is that it takes time for almost everyone.  I’ve met people who were born in 1997 and are published already and doing great, and I sort of stare at them and go “my novel is the same age you are, how the fuck did you…?”  But they did because they had a different path.  We all have different paths.

If you genuinely want to write, write.  If you need people to read your work and tell you that it makes them happy, write fanfic alongside your original fiction, and get your feedback and cookies through an alternate revenue stream until you can get them through a more mainstream one.  It can be a long climb to get to the top of the hill.  But the view up here is amazing.

For one thing, it lets me see the mountain I’m heading for next.

Weekly Tarot Card for Taurus 5/27/17

Page of Cups Reversed

You are at a point when you want to try new things but you feel that you are limited as things haven’t gone the way you wanted them to. Know that there will be plenty of opportunities that will come along for you to take advantage of.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

Dear Readers,

This is going to be my last article on Michael Jackson and I want you to read this open letter all the way through. My words won’t mean anything to anyone if they’re not read in their entirety. Let’s go….

Today Michael Jackson was memorialized at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and is probably being laid to rest as I write this letter. But I need to do something.

A Stunning Admission…

In fact, I’m going to make a stunning public admission. I never really was a fan of Michael Jackson. Sure, I grew up listening to the Jackson Five in the 70’s and came of age in the 80’s. I was there when his music videos set the world on fire. But I wasn’t a fan.

I never bought any of Michael Jackson’s music. I never went to any of his concerts. And when he was charged with child molestation charges that pretty much sealed the deal for me. After all, I am a survivor of abuse myself.

Since the passing of one of the world’s most influential entertainers on Thursday, June 25, I’ve had mixed emotions. I am an arts and entertainment reporter and I knew that I would have to cover this story. I would have to keep all my emotions in check while writing about Michael Jackson, making sure my prejudices against persons accused of pedophilia would not unduly influence my reporting.

Needless to say, I understand the feelings that others in our country and around the world have had regarding Mr. Michael Jackson. But some unexpected things happened that have shifted my perspective.

A Black Man’s Perspective…

When Michael Jackson died, I saw my strong, educated, brilliant husband (who is himself a Black Man) start to crumble a bit. Jackson’s death really shook him. I admit that his unexpected death stopped me in my tracks too initially, but my husband’s grief was something I wasn’t prepared for. Why did Michael Jackson mean so much to him, especially when my beloved husband knew my own private battles with surviving abuse?

He told me stories how as he was growing up a little black boy in Ohio that every adult and child in his neighborhood would run to the nearest television set every time the Jackson Five were on. How he would see other Black people on television that looked just like him and how that made him feel…important, special, extraordinary.

Obviously, as a white woman, I can’t relate to that experience of my husband’s. I’ve always seen white people prominently displayed on television my whole life. But did that revelatory experience for my husband and for other African-American people in our country completely override the fact that Michael Jackson was accused of vicious, unforgivable acts of molesting innocent children?

I wasn’t yet convinced. (Let me stop you here. I know that a person is innocent until proven guilty and that Jackson was fully acquitted on all charges. But that doesn’t always erase the distrust and suspicion that continues to follow a former suspect of crimes against children.)

Business as usual…

So I continued to cover the death of Michael Jackson: I wrote about the stunning allegations from his former nanny (which were later recanted), his mother Katherine receiving custody of his three children, the upcoming funeral and memorial details. I even began to write about some of Jackson’s fans who contacted me, asking me to tell their stories of how much they loved him. And I did. But my mind wasn’t changed.

On Monday, July 6, I was taking a short break from the excessive Michael Jackson coverage and wanted to watch The View. While I rarely get to watch this program (it interferes with my four-year-old daughter’s viewing of Sesame Street), I decided to tune in and hear what the ladies had to say about Jackson’s death.

What Whoopi Said…

Whoopi Goldberg spoke about how she met Michael Jackson and how other people would often ask, “Would you let your child near Michael Jackson?” And what she said surprised me. She said, “Yes.”

She said, “Yes, I would leave my child with Michael Jackson and I did leave my child with Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson would never hurt a child.” And that floored me.

Whoopi is a feminist woman who speaks the truth and if I could be anyone in the world, it would probably be her. When she made the statement that she believed Michael Jackson was innocent–that impacted me. I knew Whoopi wouldn’t bulls**t the public. She wouldn’t say Jackson was innocent if she knew that he was a danger to children. She wouldn’t say this because she and Jackson are the same race. Whoopi said what she said because she knew it to be 100% true.

What Jackson’s Mother Said…

Later that evening, I’m watching an entertainment news show and I see an old clip of Michael Jackson’s mother speaking about her son’s innocence during the aforementioned court trial. What she said made me stop in my tracks and do an about-face. Katherine Jackson said that if her son truly molested a child, would that child’s parents take money to be quiet? She asked the interviewer if their child were assaulted, would they go away quietly with a pocket full of cash? And I realized the answer is NO.

As a mother of two children, I can absolutely say that if either of my children were molested, you couldn’t pay me $1 billion dollars to go away. It would be my “job” to make sure that every person on the planet knew who molested my child and that that person spent the rest of their miserable lives in prison. No amount of money could ever make it okay that someone did the unthinkable to my child.

A Revelation…

After that revelation, I began to process the whole “Michael Jackson is still a child abuser” angle as one that didn’t make any sense. Maybe, just maybe, Michael Jackson has been innocent this whole time. And if so, imagine the horrendous pain and suffering he endured from an unsympathetic public who didn’t want to ever let him forget what he had been accused of.

So I ask the public, especially those who may not be convinced of his innocence still, to please let this gifted man finally…finally…rest in peace. Release all of your grudges, your suspicions, and your convictions even and let the trash-talking of Michael cease.

At the very least, we can offer forgiveness. And perhaps some apologies are in order as well. The time for judgment is over and the time for resting in utter peace has begun.

God bless…

— 

Copyright © 2009 N. E. Francis.  All Rights Reserved

Weekly Tarot Card for Pisces 5/27/17

Ten of Swords Reversed

You are at a point when you have been through a difficult situation but it is time for you to get back on your feet. Don’t let the difficult situations from your past keep you from being able to move forward.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

this image went onto the cover of the art book Monsters vs Aliens (copyright Dreamworks Animation 2009). i remember being happy with this piece when i finished it, but looking back on it now is causing me to cringe. i didn’t get a credit in the book for the cover art, so we will just post it here and call it a wrap.

http://timattheoffice.tumblr.com

Weekly Tarot Card for Capricorn 5/27/17

Ace of Wands

You are going through a time when you need to let yourself start a new adventure where you are able to learn, grow, and make mistakes. Don’t be afraid to chase your passions and bring your ideas to life.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

anonymous asked:

I don't remember right now if it was ever explained how exactly Jason coordinated the whole fight with him and Bruce and eventually Clayface pretending he's Jason back from the dead during the Hush arc (when they're all fighting and Bruce meets Jason for the very first time after his death), but it's hilarious to think that they must have rehearsed it at least once?

clayface: remind me why we’re doing this again
jason: because your face is smushy and because i have beef with batman
clayface: listen, son, i have beef with batman too. but give me a reason. i’m an actor. i need the source of this to get into the role
jason: alright fair enough
jason: the source is I Fucking Hate Batman and I Want To See Him Suffer. copyright © 2009 red hood. all rights reserved including the right to repro

Weekly Tarot Card for Scorpio 5/27/17

The Lovers

You are at a point when you need to pay attention to your long-term relationships and address those who need to know you care about them. It is easy to lose touch with the people we care about so make an effort to talk with them frequently.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

Weekly Tarot Card for Aries 5/27/17

Queen of Pentacles Reversed

This is a time when you are becoming overwhelmed with your current situation due to the stress you are facing. Know that it is okay for you to take a step back from your responsibilities if you feel it will help you feel better.  

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

Weekly Tarot Card for Gemini 5/27/17

Wheel of Fortune

This is a time when you should feel confident about where you are going and how you are doing in life. You are at a point when you should feel free to take a few chances as you have the power of luck on your side.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

Weekly Tarot Card for Libra 5/27/17

Two of Pentacles Reversed

This is a time when you need to find a way to bring balance to your life by figuring out your financial situation. Don’t be afraid that you may need help or haven’t quite figured things out yet because it’s okay.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

Weekly Tarot Card for Virgo 5/27/17

Three of Cups

You are going through a time when you need to take time for not only yourself but for the people around you. Feel free to take some time for celebration especially if it is for moments that you won’t be able to experience again.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

Weekly Tarot Card for Sagittarius 5/27/17

Eight of Swords

This is a time when you are feeling trapped because of the way that others feel about you. Know that the opinions of others shouldn’t have anything with how you feel about yourself. It’s time to take back your sense of confidence no excuses.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc

Weekly Tarot Card for Leo 5/27/17

Three of Swords Reversed

This is a time when you are constantly thinking about the things from your past that you would like to bring back into your life. Know that at this point your past doesn’t have much for you besides memories.

Deck: Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, Copyright 2009 U.S. Games Systems Inc