did i miss anything

muster 2016 recap
  • jimin secretly asked namjoon for help with lyrics and yoongi didn’t know lmao
  • taehyung opened up about his grandmother’s death, may she rest in peace 
  • there were lots of tears. everyone cried. there were hugs.
  • bts dressed up as family members and it suit them all perfectly, especially jhope as the mom 
  • jin was a banana. jimin was a dog. jin opened his flap. jimin winked. the rest is history
  • jungkook almost fell off a scooter but jimin ran to his side what a beautiful soul
So you want to interact with a fanfiction author

Great! I’m glad you want to reach out and start a conversation with the many creative, giving people who take time out of their busy lives to pen the stories that have captured your imagination. This post is going to cover leaving reviews, giving constructive criticism, and a few do’s and don’t’s.

If you like a fic, leave a review! You can do this a couple different ways.

Reblogging with tags. Every single creative person I know, be they writer or artist or musician, religiously stalks the tags when people reblog their work. Tags are an amazing way to communicate with a creative, especially if you’re shy about sending them a message directly or are afraid your comment will go unnoticed in their inbox.

Don’t know what to say in the tags? Think about the moment you decided you were going to reblog this piece instead of just hitting the “Like” button. Was it a particularly well done piece of dialogue? A description that made you feel like you were a part of the story instead of just reading it? A scenario you’d never considered before but changed the way you thought about [character a, situation b, or fandom c]? There’s a reason you’re taking time to reblog instead of like, so let them know why! Not every reblog needs to be a tag flail.

Alternatively, you can send the author a message. Fanmail if you’re shy and don’t want your adoration made public. Sometimes, if I don’t have time to tag a fic the way I want for whatever reason, I’ll like the piece and then shoot the author a fanmail or an ask telling them what I liked. This is also acceptable. Who doesn’t like getting mail? Crazy people who don’t use social media, that’s who.

Ok, but wait. What if you DON’T like what the author has done with their fic? What then? Yes, there are options.

Option #1: You ignore the fic. You neither like nor reblog the story. You and the author both move on with your lives. You may choose this option at any time. It is not necessary to let the author or anyone else know you have chosen this option.

Option #2: Ask the author why they chose to go that route. Politely. We’ll go over what that means later.

Option #3: Give constructive criticism. Now. Be careful with this one. Creatives are sensitive people. Make sure the author is open to it before you go barrelling into their ask box. If you message me, even on anon, saying, “Hey, I just read your latest fic and I have some concrit I wanted to run by you. Is that ok?” that is perfectly fine. If my answer is yes, go for it. If not, see Option #1.

What is concrit? Glad you asked.

This is concrit: “I totally get the vibe you were going for with that scene, but I was a little confused about the angles of the body parts. I don’t think you meant for them to be doing xyz there. It just took me out of the moment a little.”

This is NOT concrit: “You’re actually not very good at writing smut. You should probably just let [other person] write it and stick to what you’re good at. Which is not smut.”

What’s the difference? In the first one, you acknowledge what you think the author was going for. You explain what has you confused. You explain how you interpreted it. And then you leave a way for the author to contact you to respond to the concrit. You could be right. Maybe the author’s beta was having an off day and missed that awkward elbow maneuver. Maybe they don’t have a beta.  Or maybe it’s you that’s missed something. The second example is rude. This criticism is not designed to help the author. It is designed to tear them down and discourage them.

Some people adore concrit. Some people only want it before they publish a piece. Some don’t want it at all. None of these are wrong.

SIDE NOTE FOR AUTHORS: If you ask for concrit, do not be upset, offended, or throw a tantrum when someone sends you a respectful message. You did not want concrit. You wanted to ask for concrit and revel when no one sent you anything. Those are not the same things. Concrit, when given correctly, is designed to make you, the author, a better writer.

Ok, let’s go back to Option #2 now. Where you liked the piece overall, but the characters are acting a little wonky. Something’s not quite right, you think. You don’t really have any concrit, but you want to say something. Here’s what you can do, especially if the author is posting a work in progress.

Acceptable: “Hey! I just read the latest chapter of [amazing story you’ve been following since day one]. I’m enjoying the story so far, but this last one has me a little confused. Why did [character a] do [this]? I feel they would have done [that]. Am I missing something?”

Not acceptable: “Your latest chapter was a big disappointment. I feel like you just don’t know the characters anymore. There’s no way in hell [characters a and b] would be [doing xyz]. I’m sorry, I’m unfollowing you.”

In the first example, you let the author know you like their work. You are making an attempt to understand their vision. You give them a specific example of what’s bothering you. You acknowledge that there may be things coming that you aren’t aware of yet. In the second, you’re an asshat who is wasting bandwidth. The tone has shifted from commenting on the story to commenting on the author.

And here are a few general DO’s and DON’T’S:

DO tell an author you are excited to read the next chapter.

DON’T send an author a message saying only “update soon” less than five minutes after the new chapter was posted.

DO speculate on what’s going to happen next.

DON’T tell the author how to write their story.

DO ask your author how the writing process is going.

DON’T ask your author why they haven’t updated yet.

DO send your author love.

DON’T send your author anon hate.

THERE ARE NO PROFESSIONAL FANFICTION AUTHORS. (We’re not gonna talk about she-who-must-not-be-named of the fifty shade variety). Every single fic author has a job, family, friends, school, religion, other hobbies, or sleep equally vying for their attention. Respect their time, respect their work, respect them as human beings, and we’ll all get along fine.

Stranger Things 2: Teaser Trailer Checklist.

Eggos ✔️
Bicycles and the Squad ✔️
Evil Scientists ✔️
Hopper digging for conspiracy theories ✔️
Mike: “ELEVEN” ✔️
Will getting into some scary ass shit, AGAIN (BOiii) ✔️

So it seems I missed a lot today…

Louis was papped in London at Sony…

Nobody showed up for the red carpet…

Louis tweeted about the hashtag with possibly shady smilies, and then family and friends all tweeted within minutes of each other instead of throughout the entire voting period…

The boys won!

Liam showed up to accept the award!

Shady things with Liam and Simon…

OT4 tweeted thanks!!

Louis posted a video from Doncaster saying he was spending time with his family, which also then means no Brits after-parties…

So I have just a couple things to say…

Louis was in London and then Doncaster on the same day? And Lottie was in London because she was working / at the Brits, but then she was back in Doncaster too? Because like…I thought those places were ages away and if you were seen in one place for 5 minutes then that was the entire day and it was absolutely not possible to be somewhere else during another part of the day? Like…so…confused…

Also, why isn’t anybody talking about Harry’s solo debut, because that was definitely today…right…??!

my take on the opinions of aphobes

i don’t want straight people to be in the lgbtq+ community or identify as lgbtq+

neither do i. however, last i checked the only people not allowed in the lgbt community were cisgender heterosexual heteromantic people. are asexual and aromantic synonyms for heterosexual and heteromantic? heterosexual heteromantic men only feel sexual and romantic attraction to women. do asexual or aromantic men only feel sexual and romantic attraction to women? no. this automatically makes them lgbtq+

asexual and aromantic people do not experience the same oppression everyone else in the lgbtq+ community does

no one in the lgbtq+ community experiences the same oppression. everyone’s experience with hate is different. can you honestly tell me that the experiences of a gay person and trans person are going to be the same? do people hate all lgbt people for the same reason? do homophobia and transphobia exist for the same reasons or hurt people in the same ways? no lgbtq+ person experiences oppression in the same way. if you believe everyone in the lgbtq+ community has to experience the same type and amount of oppression to be valid, there would be no community left. 

asexual and aromantic people experience privilege because they are asexual/aromantic

what privilege? do people accept asexual and aromantic people easier or faster than other lgbtq+ people? do people understand asexual and aromantic people more than other lgbtq+ people? as someone on the aromantic spectrum i have never experienced privilege for being aromantic. half of the time i have come out to someone as aro, the reaction i have received is “oh, i’m sorry” or :// that stinks.” is that privilege?

plus, some groups in the lgbtq+ communities do experience some privilege. for example, white cis males who identify as gay are more likely to become popular on youtube due to their orientation than poc. does this privilege invalidate their place in the lgbtq+ community? are we going to push those people out of the lgbtq+ because of the small amount of privilage they may or may not experience

asexual and aromantic people shame those who feel sexual and romantic attraction

ok, i’m sure some do. however the amount of people who do this is very small. and when did it become okay to dismiss a whole group of people based on the actions of few? 

so it’s now canon that 15 year old yuri plisetsky defied his coach and choreographer, snuck out and went to a club in a foreign country to watch his new friend dj & switched up his routine overnight from ballet to rock & threw in a bit of stripping

the signs according to ME, based on what I've absorbed from tumblr even though I don't pay attention to 75% of the zodiac and might not be able to even name them all from memory
  • taurus: the impression I get is they're similar to aries in that they’re angry and stubborn? but the difference is that while aries will clock you in the jaw, taurus will hold a grudge for the rest of your born days. your born days, not theirs, because they’re going to outlive you out of spite
  • gemini: is what I think comes next? anyway apparently geminis are very social and bubbly and they're people persons (people people?), but also they’re supposed to be all two-faced and gossipy, because twins. which is very mean to say about twins.
  • cancer: no offense to anyone who is a cancer, but my Least Favorite Human that I've ever met is a cancer, so my perception is tainted. cancers cry a lot. all the time. about everything.
  • leo: you know, I honestly don't know what is associated with leo, besides... lion. so therefore, leos are brave. you might belong in august, where dwell the brave of heart. their daring, nerve, and chivalry set leos apart. congrats you're gryffindor now
  • virgo: or is it libra comes first? I think it's virgo. um, anyway, virgo is my moon sign. I respect virgo. the general sense I get is that they're very... anal and particular and organized? their lists are color-coded and have subheadings?
  • libra: or possibly virgo, depending on whether or not I switched the order. BUT YEAH SO, LIBRA, SCALES. ALL ABOUT THAT FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE. common room is next to the kitchen.
  • scorpio: uuuuuuuGHHHHHHHHHHHH I'M SO FED UPPPPPPP I am a scorpio but I don't WANNA BE a scorpio I'm so TIRED of everything being nothing but femme fatale tropes and byronic hero nonsense I'M NOT MYSTERIOUS!!! are people even mysterious in real life? also please stop talking about how sexually charged and passionate I am. please don't do this. you're making this uncomfortable for everyone and I wanna exchange my sign for something else
  • sagittarius: the sense I get is that sagittarius is best personified by a weird kid at summer camp who hardcore believes in aliens and whose knees are full of band-aids
  • capricorn: does capricorn come next? I don't honestly even know. I don't know anything about capricorns. they're represented by a goat though, so that automatically makes them better than every other sign. A MERMAID GOAT, NO LESS. listen, idk what capricorns are like, but I'm trading my star sign. I WANNA BE A MERMAID GOAT. I WANNA BE A MERMAID GOAT MORE THAN ANYTHING.
  • aquarius: the only thing I know about aquarius is that song in Hair
  • pisces: fish. has lots of emotions, but is pretty chill and creative? bunks with sagittarius at summer camp, but personally prefers cryptids to aliens
BoM fanfic drinking game

Take a shot when:

- Kevin wants to go to Orlando

- Somebody comforts someone else after a hell dream

- Connor is a professional entertainer

- Kevin is a teacher/writer/lawyer

- Somebody says “Heavenly father made us/you/me this way for a reason”

- There’s a heart-to-heart in a kitchen

- Connor/Chris tops

- James carries Chris somewhere

- One half of the ship is insistently NOT GAY

- Temple garments are mentioned during smut scenes

- Kevin is referred to as “the brunette” and Connor is called “the redhead”

- A relationship is the worst kept secret in Uganda

- Kevin has a fear of donuts and an over-the-top love of coffee

- Steve Blade is a bad guy

- Kevin avoids Connor for no particular reason

- Chris’ mother sends him Poptarts

- Arnold is so oblivious it borders on impossible

- Nabulungi goes to America

- There’s a female oc with no purpose except to convince Kevin/Connor to go on a date