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Writer says: So I had this crazy idea one day and I just had to work on it. Here ya go!

Writer means: So I had this crazy idea either right before getting in the shower or right before falling asleep so I grabbed my fucking laptop and shat all over it to create the steaming pile of crap that I now lay before you. I don’t even know if it’s good anymore. I haven’t slept in two days.

Writer says: Wow, real life’s getting busy! Sorry on the slow updates.

Writer means: My life is a literal storm of shit at the moment. Why did I decide to do this. Why am I still doing this. Everything around me is spinning out of control and I am staying up ‘til 5:30 in the morning every night to create a piece of work that will only get two comments and 12 demands for quicker updates. I hope no one’s mad at me, all I wanted to do was write.

Writer says: Wow! Would you look at that! I updated on time! Please enjoy!


Writer says: This chapter was a toughie. Glad it’s finally done!

Writer means: I don’t know if this is good or not. I honestly don’t fucking know. I’ve read the same words over and over and over again and I just couldn’t look at it anymore. My beta said it was ok but I’m not confident but HOLY SHIT I JUST NEED TO STOP WRITING THIS FUCKIGN CHAPTER.

Writer says: Thanks for reading!

Writer means: Please, oh please oh please oh please leave me a review. A comment. Anything. Please tell me you’re out there. Please tell me someone is reading this.

Writer says: I just want to say that real life is getting pretty hectic right now. Please try to be patient with me, I know you guys want updates. Thanks! :)

Writer means: FUCK. YOU. Who the fuck do you think you are, demanding shit from me?! You don’t know my life! I have a very busy life! I create shit for free, you entitled son of a pig-fucker! STOP LEAVING ME COMMENTS TELLING ME TO UPDATE SOON OR I SWEAR TO GOD I’LL PUKE ALL OVER MY COMPUTER 

Writer says: What’s gonna happen next? Who knows? Hee hee ;)

Writer means: I have no fucking clue what the next chapter is going to look like. What’s my plot? I don’t know. I feel no emotion.

Writer says: Please leave a comment! It helps me write!

Writer means: I am begging you to leave me a comment because I swear it’s the only thing that’s keeping me motivated right now, I hate the work I put out and I need reassurance that people are actually enjoying this.

Writer says: I hope you enjoyed that chapter, big things are coming up! ;)

Writer means: Buckle up bitches, someone’s gonna die.

Writer says: I know I’ve missed a few updates, but I swear I plan on finishing this story! 

Writer means: *high pitched eternal screeching*

Writer says: Here we are at long last! This has been one wild ride. I want to thank you all so much for your support and love, I adore each and every one of you. I am so happy to say that this story has come to a wonderful close.

Writer means: My body is numb. Voices call out to me from the void, but I can no longer hear them over the beating of my racing heart. I am stressed to the point where I feel no relief. The story is done. It’s fucking DONE. I loved it, I hated it, it was a fucking storm of horror and pain. I can no longer see color. Now I can at last relax and…wait……wait a second………..holy shit I just thought of the best idea for a one-shot that’s totally gonna turn into a 50 chapter slow burn AU fic leT’S FUCKING DO THIS

A list of terms explained.

Capitalism: your mum washes your clothes.
You pay her a dollar.
She complains.
You call the police and claim she’s rioting.

Communism: your mum does the washing. You do the washing. Every night you salute a photo of your dad.

Socialism: your mum does the washing. You do the cooking. Everyone is theoretically happy.

Fascism: your mum does the washing whilst fearing for her life.

Nazism: your mum does the washing. You gas the laundry room.

Feudalism: your mum does the washing and pays you tax.

Liberalism: you watch your mum do the washing and feel really really bad.
“Something.must be done” u say.
Something may or may not get done.

Libertarianism: your mum does the washing. You believe you did it.

Religion: your mum does the washing. You thank god.

Atheism: your mum does the washing. You make a YouTube video demanding peer reviewed evidence she did, in fact, do the washing.

misogyny: you hate your mum whether or not she does the washing.

Patriarchy: your mum doesn’t exist. The washing is mysteriously done.

Men’s rights activism: your mum does the washing.You call her a whore.

Matriarchy: your mum does the washing. You do the washing. you are really happy pilling your weight in the house.

Gamergateism: your mum mentioned in her blog she did the washing. You doxed her.

Feminism: your mum insists you grow up and do your own washing.

White feminism: your mum hired a woman of color to do the washing.

Anti feminism: your mum has left you. A year later, You wrote “fucking whore” with the dirty clothes on the floor.

Hollywoodism: you are Colin Farrell. Your mum is Angelina Jolie. There is sexual tension. An unnamed black maid does the washing.

Islamophobia: your mum does the washing. She left out a sock. You brand her a hygiene terrorist.

Racism: your mum does the washing. She blames black people.

Cultural appropriationism: While your mum does the washing, You steal her dirty clothes mimic her in public. Public gives you money.

Colonialism: you barge into mum’s room. Claim you “discovered” it. Dump your dirty clothes on the floor.

Geekism: your mum does the washing and the cosplay outfit. You build a robot that plays chess and cricket. You sell robot to Google.

Neo capitalism: your mum does the washing.
You pay her a dollar.
You get her to do your mates washing.
Your mate pays you £50.

Corporationism: your mum considers not doing the washing. u pay your mate £35 to lobby on ur behalf. No dice. u sue for “emotional sabotage”.

Americanism: your mum does the washing. It’s in the constitution. END OF DISCUSSION.

Ableism: your mum is doing the washing. She has dementia. You call her a “retard.”

Mis-genderism: “cheers dude” you say, as your mum does the washing. She tells you she’s not a dude. “Whatever dude”, you say.

Mansplaining: your mum does the washing. You tell her how best to do the washing.
You have never done the washing.

Sexism: of course your mum does the washing.

Cat-calling: your mum does the washing.
You wolf whistle at her. You are oblivious as to how fucking creepy this is.

Rape culture: it’s mum’s fault she does the washing/she asked to do the washing/she doesn’t do the washing as much as she says she does.

Egalitarianism: that one time you did the washing is proof its all equal and no one needs feminism any more.

Hip hop: everyday im hustling/ every day I’m hustling/ when I bring the basket/mama put the washing in.

Callout culture: your mum’s washing is problematic so you unfollow/block/subtweet/dose her mentions in acid.

Homophobia: you think it’s unnatural that your mum doesn’t do the washing. Against gods will, even.

Hotepism: Black women are queens. The white man is a devil. The black race must open their eyes.
Mum does the washing.

Narcissism: You look good in the clothes your mum washed.

Brexit: you refuse to put your clothes in the basket
In retaliation, your mum no longer does your washing
You wear smelly clothes.

Alt Rightism: your mum does the washing. All the clothes are white
She also has to wear a pepe costume. Because you find it funny.

Polling: there’s a 70% chance you will do your washing on Saturday night
Come Sunday morning it was all done by your mum.

Corbynism: your brother wants to radically change who does the washing
Your brother also hangs out with anti semites and looks shabby.

NASA: Your mum washes your astronaut suit and we only find out 50+ years later.

Toxic Masculinity: Your brother helped your mum do the washing so you called him a pussy to his face/drank all the beer/demanded a fight etc.

Same sex marriage: Your mums do the washing.

I dunno what happened to reviewing? I was having a little look in story stats and I realised that there was a pattern. Stories tend to start off getting a pretty decent number of reviews, and then it dwindles off as it goes along. For example, AYAOTD got 12 reviews for the first chapter, and it’s been going down every chapter since, to the extent where the most recent chapter got 2 reviews. Some fandoms do better than others, to be fair - I have some stories where reviews are pretty consistent.

I’m honestly curious about this. Do people just get bored of fics as they go along and don’t bother reviewing? Do they count on authors updating anyway and so they figure it doesn’t matter if they review or not? 

As someone who cherishes every review on every story I get, it’s pretty disheartening to realise that only 2 people can be bothered to comment on a 4500 word chapter. I was thinking of doing another story cull and this has really just reinforced my decision. I adore writing, and I love most of my stories. But if readers can’t be bothered typing in a few words, I can’t be bothered taking the time out between full-time work and other commitments to write a story no one cares about. I’d rather put the effort into a story people do feel strongly about.

You see it all over Tumblr. You see it everywhere. Writers thrive on reviews. I don’t know why this is such a difficult concept to grasp. I’m sure my fellow writers understand my irritation here. You get constant messages asking you to update something and when you do, there’s radio silence. Readers criticise writers for taking too long to update. How about instead, you actually bother to give something back to the author? 

So I’m a major masochist and have stumbled back into r/incel and there’s currently a thread going where they’re talking about how labia that hang down are due to having lots of sex and that everyone starts out with “tight” labia (is that the right way to say it?) There are a few reasonable people trying to tell them that that’s not how labia work but they’re demanding peer reviewed proof because they, men who have more than likely never seen anyone’s labia in person, know better?

As someone with the kind of labia they consider “ideal” but who has also had a lot of sex, I’m just sitting here with my eyes rolled back into my head. That sub is an absolute adventure.

i appreciate when people specify “reliable” sources because it’s just another way of saying “i’m going to dismiss whatever source you give me as unreliable if it doesn’t support my world view” but pretends to be a demand for like, peer reviewed or otherwise reputable links to support your argument. i appreciate it because it tells me whether i should bother responding at all.

Mister Miracle (2017) #2 comic review

A new war between New Genesis and Apokalips is well underway in the second issue of Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle. The conditions of battle, orders from Orion, and an encounter with the vile Granny Goodness put more weight on Mister Miracle’s mind as his trauma is amplified through the life his duty demands he lead.

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Magic Business: How to Price Magic Services

Knowing how to price is an integral part of your magic business. Prices that are too high will result in no customers at all, and prices too low could result in you getting overwhelmed with orders. You need to find a balance so that you will get customers in the first place, be able to keep up with them, and make enough money for yourself.

***NOTE that this is written mainly for USD. 

Purpose/Effects of Pricing:

  1. Incur a profit,the most obvious reason. You want to make money for yourself.
  2. Control/affect demand- Part of the economic law of Supply and Demand is that as price increases, demand decreases; as price decreases; demand increases- an inverse relationship.

Reasons for a price:

  • Demand- Demand is the main force that will drive your prices. Again, prices too high mean no customers, and prices too low could mean becoming overwhelmed with orders. Try to set prices that balance demand and your ability to supply.
  • Quality -If your tarot readings, for example, are renown for being highly accurate, of course you will be able to price them higher than a beginner reader. People will pay more for things they believe are of higher quality.
  • Income- You need to make an income, of course. Once you get business regularly, try to have your lowest prices be about the equivalent of minimum wage in your area; you deserve it, of course.
  • Length/Time Invested- The longer a service takes/the more time to make a product, the more you should charge. Time IS money here, quite literally.
  • Cover cost of supplies: For spells, amulets, charms, spirit/entity vessels, and other services, you will have to charge enough to cover the cost of the supplies. You want a good margin of profit- meaning you want the revenue from selling to exceed what the cost of the supplies are, otherwise you’re not making any money to take home. 

Signs your prices are too high:

  • People rarely if ever buy your product, even if you are high-quality, have tons of reviews, etc.
  • No matter how much you advertise, self-promote, etc, it seems like people don’t do more than glance over your items.
  • Your friends say they wouldn’t buy them even if they had the means.
  • You wouldn’t buy that service for (insert your price here).
  • People believe your services are fake or a scam.

Signs your prices are too low:

  • You are magically exhausting yourself to keep up with orders; they just keep pouring in no matter how many you do.
  • Toooo many orders.

Some Example Bad Starting Prices: Imagine an absolute beginner charging these prices. They have no reputation, no reviews. Would you buy these services from them at these prices? Most likely not.

  • 3 Card Reading- $20
  • 5 Card Reading- $30
  • 10 Card Reading- $50
  • Single Question Pendulum reading: $15
  • Pre-Conjured Spirit: $200

Suggested Starting Prices: Note that these are only suggestions for starting prices; meaning you should only start with these, not stay with them. This is termed “penetration pricing”.  These prices are low enough that people will be attracted to you even though you do not have much experience/reviews yet, but high enough that you should be able to turn a decent profit even though you are just starting.

  • 1-3 Card Readings: $3
  • 5 Card readings: $5-6
  • 10+ Card Readings: $10
  • Pre-Conjured Spirit/Entity: $15-30
  • Custom Conjure Spirit/Entity: $35-50

By Time it Takes to Do the Service:

  • 15 Minutes- $5
  • 30 Minutes: $5-8
  • 1 Hour: $5-15

Remember, these are just starting prices to enter the market, meaning prices ONLY for the purpose of building up reputation/a customer base in the long run. Obviously, raise your prices as the quality of your readings, your demand, and reviews/reputations increase. When raising prices, raise them very slowly; maybe 25-50 cents to a dollar at a time for very low-cost services, and a couple of bucks, maybe $3-5 for higher-cost services.

***NOTE that this is written mainly for USD.

Here are the other posts in this magic business series if you have not seen them yet and would like to read. These are all part of my #magic business series (all articles use that tag).

*A fan fiction reviewer demands you do something specific with your story*

Hufflepuff: Calmly asks person to stop demanding them and to just read the damn story.

Ravenclaw: Condecendingly tells the person in detail why their demand wouldn’t work with the storyline.

Gryffindor: Tells the person to fuck off.

Slytherin: Doesn’t respond. Instead, purposely avoids topic that the demander wants so much that it’s almost comical.

valtharr  asked:

I'm not sure if this falls under your 'no reviews on demand' policy, but I've seen you recommend Fate Accelerated two or three times now, but not Fate Core. Any particular reason why you prefer FAE over Core? Or was it just that in those cases, FAE fit better to recommend?

On the contrary, I’ve recommended Fate Core games on many occasions: the Atomic Robo RPG, for example, or the most recent iteration of Mindjammer.

I suspect what you mean to ask is why I rarely suggest vanilla Fate Core for anything, and the answer to that is simple: I aim to minimise the amount of DIY required in my tabletop RPG recommendation posts, and it’s a great deal more work to skin vanilla Fate Core for a particular premise than it is vanilla Fate Accelerated Edition. Consequently, I’m generally going to plug Fate Core flavours where most of the work toward the premise at hand is already done.

A little note to the anti Jaqen/Arya people...

This post goes to those people who don’t like the Jaqen/Arya ship (meaning: older!Arya/Jaqen). I get it, I understand that you don’t like the ship. It’s fine! We all have a ship that we don’t like. I can live with you not liking the ship.

What bothers me is when I see people insulting the Jaqen/Arya shippers and writers, and when I see people leaving reviews demanding for the writers to stop writing fanfiction about that ship.

And in most cases, the reason for why the people get so annoyed and angry and disgusted with fanfics in which this ship appears is this: that Jaqen/Arya is OOC and will never ever happen in the books/show and therefore they should not be featured in fanfiction.


Guys, how long have you been reading fanfiction? No one can ever say that a ship can’t be shipped because they are unrealistic. No one. About any ship. Ever.

I know, you can hate the ship. I hate many ships myself, despise them! I just don’t read stuff about them. And if that ship happens to be in the same fic as the ship that I do like, then I suck it up and read about them without insulting the writer. 

Fanfiction is not a novel. It’s exactly that, fan fiction, in which everything can happen! And all the ships can be shipped! All of them!

For example, I’ve been reading fanfiction for about eight years now (and I’m 18. Believe me, fanfiction ruined my childhood pretty bad) and I’ve seen the craziest things ever written in the Internet,

Do you want to talk about weird and impossible ships that should never happen, but nevertheless, they do? I’ve seen no one complain about many of them, but you do complain a lot about Jaqen/Arya! Impossible, you say…

THESE are impossible! (Notice that most of them are from the Harry Potter fandom. I love the Harry Potter fandom, HP is my life, but its fanfiction gives me nightmares.)

  • Harry/Voldemort. Talk about impossible!!!

  • Snape/Hermione. Yeah, right… In my opinion they are disgusting, but the fanfiction is amazing!!!!!

  • Voldemort/Hermione. I think Harry/Voldemort actually has a chance compared to this ship… They do have some adorable ff anyways… 

  • Harry/Bellatrix. ………………


And then there’s the impossible ship that is the biggest OOC ever and still I absolutely adore…

  • Dramione (Draco/Hermione). My heart explodes with happiness every time I see a fanfic of those two, and I couldn’t give any less fucks about how absolutely ooc they are!

Now let’s take a look at other fandoms with equally OOC fanfiction that seems to be very popular and no one complains about… At this moment I can remember three particular ships:

  • Regina/Emma Swan. Da fuc? But people are having fun with it, so ok…

  • Dean/Sam. Ha… ha… ha… No comments.

  • Robb/Jon. Where did that even come from?!?!?!

This said, I hope I have made myself clear…



At least Jaqen and Arya showed some kind of mutual interest in the book/show! Not sexual, i agree, but there was something there! An understanding! An attraction to the qualities of each other! And when Arya grows up and hormones kick in, I guess she would love to shag this hot piece of ass.

And, let’s be real. Jaqen/older!Arya would be less OOC than Tywin Lannister screwing Shae…

… And (SPOILERS!) may I remind you, Tywin did screw Shae. 

The Awful Daring: 3.2

summary: She doesn’t see that all along, what he wanted was her. Her, not a perfect wife. Just Sakura. — SasuSaku, AU. 

// previous - masterpost

In France, she’d asked him once if he thought they were going to be happy.  He’d quieted her with a kiss, the movement of his mouth an echo of the waves breaking against the rocky shore, steady and inexorable.

Sasuke is generally perceived as a man of few words; someone who makes his intent known through his actions and not what he does or does not say. Those actually close to the Uchiha know that it’s really a matter of evasion and misdirection. Naruto used to joke that the “chicken-haired bastard” would have made a great ninja during Nippon’s great Sengoku days.

But Sakura had figured out that it was something else entirely: Sasuke had learned to be silent back when every word he’d said was measured against his brother’s and always found lacking.

She’d adopted the same habit during their marriage without ever realizing it.

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anonymous asked:

Have you ever used the HERO system? I've seen it online and I wanna hear if people have had good experiences with it.

Sorry - I don’t provide on-demand reviews of particular games.

How to Make People Not Want to Read Your Fics

1. Tell them it sucks. I see this mainly from emerging/amateur writers who are understandably nervous about posting their works in a public forum. The summary says something along the lines of “I know this sucks” or “this sucks but be gentle”. Well, that right there doesn’t make me want to read it. Why would I want to read something you’re not proud of writing? I know what it’s like to feel like you could have done better, but when tell someone from the beginning you think your own work is crap they’re not even going to bother opening it.

2. Make your summary all about you. Again, this comes a lot from young writers. Your summary should be about your story and your characters, not you. I saw one story where the writer went on and on about they wanted reviews because “I can’t read minds”. They wanted opinions from others on how to write the story. While that’s fine in a writing circle/club or between collaborators, that shouldn’t be how you write your story. Also, this comes across as more than a little demanding and is already turning potential readers off from even giving your story a shot.

3. Hold chapters for ransom. This is what gets me the most. The same person in the above point also made the questionable choice to announce that they were only going to post new chapters in exchange for reviews. Other writers have demanded reviews with the threat that if they didn’t get any they’d not finish the story. Look, I know it’s frustrating to work hard on a piece and get one or two comments when you were hoping for more. It’s frustrating to think that no one is enjoying your work because they’re not telling you. But here’s the thing: odd as it may sound, your readers are not your bitches (to paraphrase Neil Gaiman). They are not obligated to give you ANYTHING. By demanding that they do, you’re coming across as a narcissistic writer whose fragile ego needs to be constantly boosted at any cost.

Not only is it a dick move as a person, it’s a dick move as a writer. Understand that a lot of people don’t like to leave comments on fics for a number of reasons. Anxiety and fear of rejection can apply to online interactions for some people; they just don’t like engaging with others in the scary place that is the Internet. Also, someone may read something and kinda enjoy it but have criticisms for the majority of it. This is me; I’ll read a lot of fics I enjoy in passing, but I never leave a review because I don’t want to hurt the writer’s feelings by pointing out my problems with it. Unless I’m asked specifically to leave a review, no matter how harsh, I won’t do it. I don’t know how the writer will respond to criticism (some of them freak the hell out at the tiniest provocation), so I’d rather just fave/follow a fic (if I want) than leave a laundry list of what was wrong with it.

New Commission Prices

Hello everyone, I’m just about done with previous commissions and I’m about to open them once again Monday, October 9th and will be closing them after another 5 slots have been filled. 

Before I open commissions again, I would like everyone to know I have adjusted commission prices due to the high demand. You can review the new prices

Here (General Commissions) 

Here (NSFW 18+ only Commissions)

Here (Character Sheet Commissions) 

If you have any questions, drop an ask or message me here on tumblr! Thank you so much for your time and I hope you have a lovely day! 


First post. You left because people didn’t review you stuff immediately after you asked for some. Despite us having some reason or another to be preoccupied you thought we were out to get you. You demanded reviews instead of waiting for them and took the reaction as hostility. You did not come back until one of our members begged you to come back. We were willing to let you back in the end and your blacklist stayed gone.

Second post. After pens left you tried to make mod because you thought you should. You even pm’d me that you think you’d make a great mod. And maybe it was something else but you left as soon as I looked like I was saying no. I had expressed it was not my sole decision and I made it clear I do not think you would be a good mod. Your quick to jump the gun, make assumptions, You already thought people were against you and in the recent past have shown that you’ll bite back even if it’s not true, and you just recently gloated and reveled the fact Pens lost admin which wasn’t helping you in the slightest I may add. Overall you haven’t showed anything to me that would warrant you being able to handle it. You replied with a notion that we were antagonizing you when in fact, I was trying to make sure the SWC didn’t immediately go to shit. I made the decisions that were not that big myself and the big ones were to be discussed. What point would there be to antagonizing you if I was trying to be rational about why? Further more what would be the point of antagonizing you if you didn’t give me any evidence that what went down happened? For the sake of argument here’s the rest of the shit storm. 

You never listened because you already had in your mind I was antagonizing you when, I was just trying to be a good mod. I don’t believe in one deed being enough to being mod. It’s one thing anyone could have done and all it did was “cause drama” aka get everyone stirred up when it can be handled better. The chat’s well being comes first. Nothing else.

key-ei  asked:

Could maybe you write a short D:M prompt where Akashi is uncharacteristically stubborn over Furihata formally meeting the Rakugan team and/or his adoptive father because he's sure they will do their best to attempt to "impress" Furihata or "embarrass" Akashi, and Akashi /really/ doesn't want to deal with that headache yet. (kind of a "Meet the Family!" part 2 prompt because Furi already met the Miracles but what about everyone else? B) Bonus points, if marriage or Aka's pony is brought up! lol)

That was an amazing prompt, thank you so much! I actually meant to incorporate Rakuzan in this, but then Masaomi and Akashi just sort of ran away with everything, so I will have a part two to this some time, Introductions: Rakuzan Style. But I managed all the other bonus points! I also still really want to write the story where all the Miracle parents meet the Miracle boyfriends for the first time. So this is more of a prequel to that story.

On the flip side, Happy Belated Father’s Day to everyone? Have some whacky Akashi and Masaomi hijinks?

(Thanks again for the prompt! Hope you enjoy! Under the cut for length. Title comes from “Wait For It” because I like to rock a theme.)

Title: “I’m Not Standing Still (I Am Lying in Wait)”

Series: Designation: Miracle

Rating: General

Word Count: 1200

Pairing: AkaFuri

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