I wore (most of, it was too hot for the wig and tiara) my Wonder Woman armor to Pride yesterday along with a banner/standard I made myself and a shield that I repurposed from another cosplay. The shield said “Protect and Support Trans People”. Usually I don’t go to Pride because of a lack of discussion or representation for the -BTQIA in the acronym and because I’m not a heavy drinker or partier. But this year I decided that after the election I should go and, if anything, be representation. I wanted to be visible and my message to be unmistakable. Dunno if I succeeded, but it was great seeing the smiles on young trans peoples’ faces!
I’m incredibly happy to announce our fourth, annualy held, Fallout Week! Welcome all aboard!
Since this is the fourth year in a row we are doing this, I decided to change the program a little bit. During the previous Fallout Weeks I asked you people to name your favorite chracters, locations, dlc, stuff like that - it was all about choosing a favortie. But this time you will be asked to choose one of two things. One of the goals of this Fallout Week is to let you be free, so don’t be afraid to interpret the topics the way you personally like! Be litetal, or take it as a metaphor for something. Use it as a starting point!
As usual, everyone is welcome, and everyone can contribute. Gifs, art, fanfiction, cosplay, videos, edits, meta, whatever you like, - feel free to be part of this event ;)
Day One, July 15th - What would you do as a Vault-tec. executive?
Can you come up with a new vault experiment? What are you going to do with the poor people of pre-war America? And if you can’t come up with a new experiment, what is the one you like the most?
Day Two, July 16th - East or West?
East Coast or West Coast? NCR or Legion? You have headcanons abot China in Fallout’s world? Hit us with these headcanons. Left vs. Right/Communism vs. Democracy?
Day Three, July 17th - Light or dark?
Dark or light color scheme? Happy or sad? Night on the Strip or day on the road? Starry Zion skies? Joshua’s inner demons or his search for peace? Bad or good karma? Arcade’s Legion ending?..
Day Four, July 18th - Fuck/marry/kill
Your day if you want to go crazy with pairings. But maybe you also want to actually play the game and show who your OC would fuck/marry or kill :D
Day Five, July 19th - Old or New?
The original games or the ones that came after Fallout 2? Ulysses but younger? Butch - but older? The Lone Wanderer at the end of his travelling days? Old World or New World?… Ulyssess’ Old World flag?
Day Six, July 20th - Amber or green?
Is fallout so important for Fallout? A day about radiation. Radioactive or radiation-free? Mutated or not? Ghoul characters and supermutants or humans and robots? Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas? Amber/green color scheme? The Glowing Sea or California’s deserts?
Day Seven, July 21st - Brains or Brawn?
Does your character just take a minigun and kill everyone or are they all about science? Or are you reminded of the Think Tank? What’s your favorite weapon? A crazy Fallout science thing you like talking to your brain?
Day Eight, July 22nd - Free Day!
The tag for this event is going to be #falloutweek2017. Don’t forget to make it one of your first five tags so it’s easier to find your post!
A year ago I read a post shitting all over self-inserts and Mary Sues, trashing them for being “poor writing” or too self-indulgent. And I thought to myself, what’s the damn harm? If you’re not trying to reshape the future of literature with self-inserts, then who the heck are you hurting? So I introduced Self Insert Week 2016 - a week where people were encouraged to shove themselves into WHATEVER fandom, to just have fun with it. Let’s do it again!
SELF-INSERT WEEK 2017
What is it?
Just a fun reason to make ourselves into the awesome characters we daydream up while going about our normal lives! Through the week people will be encouraged to post self-insert fic and fanart under the tag “Self Insert Week 2017.” The only rule is that you’re the main character!
When is it?
The week will be the second in May, May 7th - May 13th.
Do I have to sign up to participate?
Nope! Last year I got a lot of messages asking for rules or specific fandoms, and that’s not the point of this exercise. You make this week into what you want it to be; fanart, fanfics, mood boards, cosplay, whatever you want! I don’t “run” it, I’m just kicking it off (which isn’t to say you can’t reach out to me for any reason).
Will there be a master post?
Naaaah last year so many people participated that I’d have to be nuts to commit to making one. Just tag it “Self Insert Week 2017″ and everyone can browse your work!
So sort yourself into your favorite Hogwarts house and win the House Cup! Design yourself as a sick as fuck Overwatch hero! Make yourself a rad space explorer and romance a turian! This week is for YOU, have fun!
It’s 100% true, too! Like, even on the day of, she was working to make it look good. The paint was still wet in places when she brought it to the hotel on Saturday. Totally worth it. My mom is amazing. I’m so super grateful.