even with the tag directly following it

BLUE DIAMOND’S COURT is DEFINITELY about memory...

So I reblogged a post from @radioactivesupersonic earlier today and talked about this in the tags. (Not directly commented, because it was a bit tangential…  but tagging you anyways, because hey, if you want to read / think about / chime in on this, absolutely do feel free, I always love seeing what you have to say.)

…but I just found even more support to my “theory”. (Or, conclusion, at the very least?) The conclusion that Blue Gems are definitely all involved with memory.

Lapis, Blue Diamond, Holly Blue, now Aquamarine? The only Blue Gem that doesn’t follow this trend is Sapphire, but she’s not on the Homeworld team anymore, and claimed herself that she’s “rusty” on her role. Who knows, just as Yellow Diamond’s only “role” probably isn’t answering voice chats and giving orders, and a Pearl’s role is a bit more than “your hold things” and “look nice”, as evinced by the Pearl-specific door opening and across-the-board Pearls singing: maybe “future vision” isn’t the singular role of a Sapphire, we just haven’t gotten to see the rest of it.

But I digress.

First of all: The obvious, and the aforementioned. Blue Diamond (whether we’re talking Clockie’s fusion theory or not) is characterized almost entirely on-screen in-present by her mourning, her grieving, her memory. Staying attached to Pink Diamond’s memory.

Her Memory.

- Lapis’ mirror from the get-go was replaying incidents of the past. In Same Old World, she used the watery (icy?) surface to do the same. Obviously, she has some kind of memory replay ability/.

And Lapis Lazulis seem pretty high up in the Gem hierarchy. (In the Answer: We see a Lapis or two. Right there. Right by Blue Diamond. Which, given what we’ve heard from Peridot and Holly Blue Agate gushing admiration, and Jasper’s complete corruption stemming from her rage towards Steven /Rose Quartz: the Diamonds are deeply admired. Being around them is an immense privilege. And at least two Lapises have that. Which, could be relevant to their terraforming as easily as an indication of their social standing, but even if we factor in that they were just doing their job, they were their in a Diamond’s presence. That’s Gem privilege right there.)

Holly Blue Agate’s commentary, out of Diamond ‘earshot’ and an emotional moment (emotions tend to bring out the deepest truth of a sentient being’s personality/psychology/etc)? It’s the little things someone focuses on when they’re emotional that tells you most about their thinking. Things like, her purpose that drives her to do what she’s doing there is “to preserve the Pink Diamond legacy”. And the moment of her deepest sorrow being “I was beginning to think we’d been forgotten”. And her immense joy when she brightened to say, “But we haven’t!”

That’s a lot of focus on being remembered.

And then there’s Aquamarine, who just flat-out says, “My memory is perfect.”

I’m not sure how to factor Sapphire into this equation, but you know how the meme goes, the one about statistical errors and outliers. We don’t know what she was like before Garnet. And we don’t know what her other roles besides providing Future Vision may have been……

…then again, few things pair better with foresight than wise use of hindsight.

And as an aside? Yellow Diamond never once says for Blue Diamond to “forget” about her. Almost as if she could never expect such a thing to happen…

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If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you probably know already that I rarely sketch on paper because I prefer to work directly in Illustrator. On the rare times that I do start on paper, I usually just do a really quick and rough sketch to determine the main layout of the piece. 

I probably spent around 5-10 minutes sketching each of these. I figured spending too much time refining it won’t make sense since I’ll just use it as a guide. I’ll redo everything in Illustrator anyway so even if there’s something off with the initial sketch, I can easily fix that when I start rendering. Sometimes, I follow the sketch exactly as it is, but sometimes, especially when I realize I’m not happy with it, I’ll completely scrap that off and just layout everything digitally (case in point: who tells your story sketch). 

For this series, the first four posters are created directly in Illustrator so I don’t have them here. But thankfully, I have the rest of the sketches to share!

anonymous asked:

This totally has nothing to do with cool facts, but you are on wig my favorite artists and I wanted to ask a kind of personal question. If an artist started to doubt themselves, and was saying that they might give up art even though you know they enjoy it more than most things, what would you say to them?

I’m not sure what “on wig” means but Imma take it as a compliment?? so thank you for that, that’s amazing <3

Okay so this might be a teensy bit of a long post-

Self doubt, in art, is generated by a lot of things- mostly lack of reward for what you feel is an immense amount of work.  

Sometimes it’s negative feedback when you already have such low amounts of neutral or positive feedback.  

Sometimes its reaching a slump where you’re personally disappointed in your creations.

So really it depends on the situation.  The first one, if the artist is not you, do what you can to leave them feedback and comments.  

Even if it’s just emoji spam, I know that even a couple hearts in some tags keeps me going for weeks.  You can also do what you can to share their art with others and ask them to share/comment, as well.  

If you ARE the artist, asking directly for feedback is a gamble, but sometimes it’s worth it.  If you’re just starting off and don’t have a following, try to get your name out there by interacting with people with similar interests and sharing your stuff with them.  

If you’re not at a skill level yet where people pay a lot of attention, try to be open for critique so you can improve as fast as possible to get there 

(with focus it doesn’t take long, just compare my stuff from even 6 months ago!!  and I’ve still got a ways to go, but ya know..  #goals).  

You can also do more interesting stuff within your skill level- do something no one else is doing.  Weird colors, photo collages, memes, crossovers, etc-  stuff that’s more about the content and interest instead of the technical skill.

If you’re suffering from negative feedback, that’s a hard one to recover from.

Tumblrfolk in general have a way of policing art and creations they don’t personally enjoy (including shaming beginner/young/disabled artists for their skill or their expression of themselves that isn’t in line with their view of what art should be!! so cool of you, Tumblr!!), so you’re way more likely to get negative feedback here than say… Twitter. Or Pixiv.  

So sometimes the best thing to do is remove yourself from the source of the negativity and just take your stuff where it’s appreciated.  

If it’s appreciated nowhere, then maybe you’re drawing something that’s megapromble and should reflect on your actions, hahaha. 

No art has an innate right to be appreciated, though it does have a right to exist, if even just for societal commentary.  So if you get negative feedback, mostly just listen and judge for yourself whether there’s any merit in it. 

If someone is just bitching at you for drawing your favorite ship that they don’t like, then fuck em. They’re the ones having issues with their own emotional expression by being unable to critically examine their limited worldview (this is me pointing especially hard at the antishippers who crucify anyone who ships stuff outside of an upper class white christian moral standpoint!!). 

(Though, disclaimer, I’m not defending the stuff that you KNOW is wrong, like pedophilia or rape or murder, I don’t care/mind if you create it but I won’t defend you from negative feedback if you know its evils. But I’ll absolutely defend your JonaDio fluff fic and your right to create it, even if I don’t ship it.)

As far as the doubt coming from within based on disappointment with your perceived skill level- that’s a GOOD THING. In fact, as much as it sucks when it happens, being disappointed in what you make is the BEST THING FOR YOU. It means that you’re finally capable of seeing areas where you can improve, even if your hands can’t mechanically do what your brain is telling them.

If you EVER create something that you like, that means you did something further than your skill level actually reaches and you should be a little wary that you might not be able to repeat it and DON’T let it get you down when you can’t reproduce the results.

I once doodled a headshot that I thought was fairly boring and I submitted it super late at night, not expecting much from it, but still wanted to share it. Today it’s my most popular piece, with thousands upon thousands of notes. People are still reblogging it, and some that aren’t even in the fandom.  I have NOT been able to reach that kind of level since, but I have hopes that at some point, I’ll catch up to whatever I did there and surpass it.  So I think that’s the kind of mindset you should keep- “I’ll get there.”  Patience is key.


Otherwise, if this hypothetical person loves making their art but feel like stopping, maybe they should examine why they love it. 

If it’s due to the validation gained when sharing it with people, they just have to put themselves out there and risk feeling like they’re being annoying. 

If they love it because it gives them a method of expression, they just gotta keep at it, do your thing!!

If they love it because it gets them recognition and $$$$, then in the words of the great Britney Spears, “You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better work bitch.”

And I think that’s the best advice you can give anyone about anything, ever.

Our challenge series is back with a fifth installment!

Challenge #5 Theme:

  • A celebration of all things Minjung! In any pairing (or none at all), and in any scenario, we are looking for fanfiction focused on Minjung!

Challenge #5 Prompts:

  • Body positivity
  • trans!Minjung
  • nb!Minjung
  • Experimenting with pronouns
  • Minjung with another girl!ee member
  • First real crush on another girl
  • Minjung as captain of the women’s soccer team
  • Minjung buying a pair of heels for herself just to tower over Jonghyun/Junghee even more than she already does

Guidelines:

  1. The challenges are open to all fanworks: fics, art, graphics, etc. Gen or ships. G through NC-17.
  2. Regardless of Minjung’s position in the pairing (should you choose to write this), we are looking for works which highlight the feminine, masculine and submissive aspects of their personality, with particular care to show a view of them which defies the heavily masculine stereotype. It also has to follow the theme of this challenge.
  3. You can submit your entries directly to the blog or tag them with #subminho challenges. It is also helpful if you tag us in it as we will be more likely to see it faster.
  4. With respect to this challenge in particular, we ask that you please be respectful of gender identities and do a bit of research if you’re not sure if the language you are using is okay. We know you wouldn’t be transmisogynistic on purpose, but we will not accept submissions which ridicule/are critical of trans people. The only clause to this is if your fic is about dealing with transmisogyny, in which case we ask that you please put a trigger warning in place!
  5. Please ask questions if you have them!

The deadline for this challenge is Friday, June 9! If you find that you need an extension, please contact Admin M by message on her main account, lockandminkey.

Please participate in one way or another; even if it’s just reblogging! And have fun!

consider the following:

there are literally countless women in abusive relationships with men

all women are groomed to tolerate and even romanticize the trappings of abuse by a culture that relies on the apparent normality of steep power imbalances to maintain hierarchical order

when you see posts and things out in the world that are meant to act as propaganda to reinforce that hierarchy, and your reaction is “haha the heteros are at it again,” you are laughing directly at the suffering of those countless women in abusive or unequal relationships

but ha fucking ha right

@tuckerfuckingdiditmain response to this:
I realise it probably seems left-field if I don’t at least explain my stand, so here goes:

There’s more than one thing going on there, in general, because I tend to pay attention to what went on in the tags and what goes on on my dash (which I keep small so I do miss out on a lot of larger fandom stuff - but that’s  generally by choice, so when things make their way onto my dash, it’s because a) somebody directly commented, which happens, b) it’s reblogged by someone I follow) and in general I kind of have good memory retention about trends. The overwhelming trends in two sorts of argumentation aren’t just what’s made in that tag (which I haven’t checked yet for various reasons). If you’ve ever made a post that’s even locus-positive on some extent, you’re bound to get a different opinion. And honestly I guess that’s fine, but I also don’t see why it should be a double standard the other way around, so the way this fandom conducts itself cheeses me off in the first place. (Yes, I am aware that is a generality, and no, it probably doesn’t apply to a lot of people. Most of you are probably fine.)

The arguments that have cropped up over the past are as follows (mix and match per situation - though they invariably follow a theme):

1. The idea that Locus already has a redemption arc.

2. The idea that Locus doesn’t “deserve” a redemption arc.

3. Both of these ideas hinge on the idea that he’s already somehow “absolved” from mass murder in canon, when canon (specifically, Tucker’s words) makes it clear that he isn’t:

Tucker: Hey, just ‘cuz you saved us doesn’t mean you can leave, asshole. You killed innocent people!

Locus: I know. I’m going to make things right. But not from inside a cell.

Epsilon: If you run, we’ll find you.

4. Responses to Locus-positive posts – posts by people who fully accept the content of episode 19 - can become quite emotionally charged, in ways that make it unconducive for discussion; nor do they give room for disagreement. This results in a hostile environment for people who accept episode 19, or are Locus-positive. (And the latter is … incredibly unorganised and few in numbers, but - you can’t retain people when an environment is so hostile in the first place.) 

(One example I can think off the top of my head is how somebody once replied to my post with “Just because Felix was mean to Locus” … And I really have to say, “mean” is not the right word to use for the e19 reveal. And that’s just part of the response, which was quite long, actually, and rambly, and incredibly hostile.)

That specific post states that “locus’ redemption arc wasn’t convincing to them”. In which case, I have to say that the “arc” doesn’t exist in the first place.

The next step, of course, is to examine the motives about why one would twist these terminology and the depiction of the alleged absolving of Locus’ crimes to suit their own needs. I leave that to your individual judgment, but I will probably not yield on the above points, because they’re made from long-term observation over the past 1-2 years. 

When ever I go through the 4400 tag people freak out about the show being cancelled and left on a cliff hanger. Don’t you guys know there are two books that follows directly after the last series? “Welcome to Promise  City” and “Promise Broken” picks up where the show left off. You also have “Wet Work” and “The Vesuvius” that is placed in the middle of some of the seasons, don’t remember which goes where as it’s so long ago I read them. So even if you have watched the show there’s always the books. 

Since it’s been a while since the last time I said this to my followers:

(And because I know a bunch of you have started following me recently.)

If you need me to tag anything so you can blacklist it for your own well-being, please, please, please tell me. It doesn’t matter to me how awkward or embarrassing you may feel a tag you want to request is– if you need it for your emotional and mental well-being so you can blacklist it, please tell me. (Seriously, if you have triggers even as seemingly random as balloons or jello I will respect it and tag accordingly.)

If you feel nervous about contacting me directly, then you can message me on anon. I don’t want any of my lovely followers feeling extremely uncomfortable or upset if I can help it.

Okay.

Usually I’m the type to quietly block or scroll past posts or blogs that tick me off, and to wait for shit storms to pass, but going through the Destiel tag for the past two days has been nothing but the same accusation every other post: people loudly yelling into the void about Dean/Cas shippers supposedly harassing/hating on Jensen Ackles.

I (to no avail) hoped that this entire argument would’ve blown over by now, but days after the event ended it’s still everywhere I look in the pro tags, even though it’s merely that at this point; shouting into the void.

And I get it, some say that Jensen was rude and what he said was uncalled for. Others say that the question that the girl asked was badly formulated and rude so she had it coming.

But no matter what side you’re on (I honestly don’t care), what saddens me the most is that in this fandom it seems to be some sort of trend to start witch hunts and jump on the opportunity to shame or pick on other fellow fans whenever something like this happens. And to lecture random fans in tags or places where they go simply to look up fanfiction or fanart, even though like 95% of these fans are probably innocent of whatever it is that you’re accusing them of.

You want to actually do something; do it, but make sure it’s not a waste of energy and that your energy is also directed where it should be directed.

Go to twitter, the search will easily help you find all tweets with Jensen’s UN tagged in it. If you see rudeness or harassment, address it. Simply report or flag the account (only takes one second, and Twitter does look into it), or (politely) call the person out if you feel like it. Same goes for FaceBook; report harassing comments towards your favorite actor, or politely call people out who are actually committing the crime, explain to them why they’re in the wrong, according to you.

If you visit cons or other events and come across disturbing behavior directly towards actors and it worries you; again, report it. This is how you can help, by addressing and reporting actual harassers.

However randomly shouting on tumblr is probably the most pointless thing ever, because even the people who rant about Jensen on their own blogs aren’t doing much harm; I doubt Jensen follows or checks the blog destiel5everomg on a daily basis. Or ever, for that matter. And if you must rant about this to vent, sure, do it, but this is what anti tags are for. 

Yet it sickens me how this fandom pulls this shit every freaking time. Instead of educating others or kindly calling them out when necessary, everyone’s always eager to generalize/demonize fellow fans, often young women and/or LGBT+ fans who aren’t acting out of malicious intent but who are desperately seeking for representation and fictional characters to look up to, even if it’s only by discussing their interpretations.

Instead of yelling at each other, let’s listen to each other. Instead of jumping on the opportunity to spread hate and anger, let’s spread compassion and try to understand each other. Because that is the only legit way to honor this ‘SPN family’ that so many speak so highly of.

THE RETURN of the “AUideas Advent Calendar”: 2016

Hello AUideas!

It’s that time of year again, and we’re bringing back our (now annual) AUideas Advent Calendar! For those of you who are new, you probably don’t know that since we are not an art blog, the Admins here at AUideas have always been EXTREMELY jealous of “Inktober,” ogling at fan art as it passes by on our dashboards and feeling the overwhelming need to bring something similar to you, our dedicated followers, for one month of the year. So, with great pleasure, we’d like to reintroduce the AUideas Advent Calendar. Here’s how it works for you newcomers and oldcomers (be sure to read on, because we have a few tweaks and twists this year!):

  • From December 1st to January 1st, the Admins of AUideas will be posting an AU idea every other day (only on odd days) @ 3:00 p.m. EST that will be the focus for our writing-followers who are craving the chance for some speed writing or “one shots.”
  • Participants then have two days to write a short fanfiction of around 1,250 words (please feel free to write more if you want!).
  • Participants must then reblog the main AU idea post and add a link of their writing piece by 11:00 a.m. EST on the following odd day.
  • You can attach an AO3/wattpad/fanfiction.net/etc. link, to the tumblr post, or write directly onto the reblogged post.
  • By the time the next AU idea comes out, the Admins will have compiled the writing pieces into one large list that will be available in a “Read More” link of the following AU post.
  • This is a great way to encourage community and make connections for RPers and other collaborators through reading some great writing pieces!
  • NEW FEATURE: We’ve added a new part of the Calendar this year! On every even day, we will be posting our favorite one-liner from the previous day’s works and add it to our new Never Book tag: “The Never Book: Followed.” That way, we will have a post for every day of the month without fail so people can be inspired to write even if they choose to not participate!

In addition, the AUideas Advent Calendar post on the final day (December 31st) will be the most important, as we will pool together all the names of the followers who participated in every prompt and enter them into a raffle where the winner will choose one of their one-shots for the Admins to continue by 5,000 words through a collaboration (the final draft of the Admins’ Additions will be posted to the blog on January 7th) and be a Featured Follower under the “Follower’s Works” tab on the blog.

Here are some FAQ from last year:

  • If you would like your work to be submitted anonymously, we would have to suggest writing it on a separate website (wattpad/AO3/fanfiction.net/etc.) with a blank account or something along those lines. Unfortunately, we cannot link anonymously on Tumblr - sorry! You can use google docs too. Send us the “view only” link.
  • Advent AU’s don’t need to be fandom, so go nuts with your original characters - we’d love to read about their antics! 
  • No, there are no fandoms we will not accept. We will accept you sending any and all fandom material (though we do ask for an NSFW tag if it’s needed). We don’t typically do fandom-themed AUs unless it’s one of the BIG BIG fandoms (i.e. Harry Potter, superhero universe [marvel/DC], Pokémon, General Magical Universe w/ Fantasy [Hobbit], General Magical Universe w/ Realism [Twilight, other romance books]) For AAC, you can use our prompts to write for any fandom. (#no-fandom-left-behind). WITH THAT BEING SAID, we will not be featuring any works that do not follow our Submission Guidelines.
  • If you’re writing on AO3, we have a special collections tag! Make sure to add your work to the collection labeled “2016 AUideas Advent Calendar.” (another shoutout to @goosegoddess for coming up with the idea last year!)

To recap, the days on which we will be posting the AU topic / idea in the month of December are the following:

  • 1st @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 3rd @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 5th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 7th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 8th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 9th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 11th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 13th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 15th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 17th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 19th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 21st @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 23rd @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 25th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 27th @ 3:00 p.m. EST
  • 29th @ 3:00 p.m. EST

The days on which we will need your stories to be posted are the following:

  • 3rd @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 5th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 7th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 9th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 11th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 13th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 15th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 17th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 19th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 21st @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 23rd @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 25th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 27th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 29th @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 31st @ 11:00 a.m. EST

The days on which we will be posting a selected one-liner from one of your works to be in the new “Never Book: Followed” will be:

  • 4th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 6th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 8th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 10th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 12th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 14th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 16th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 18th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 20th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 22nd @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 24th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 26th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 28th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 30th @ 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 1st @ 9:00 p.m. EST

We’re really looking forward to starting up, so crack your fingers, pull up your favorite writing platform, and get ready to write some AUs. Happy Holidays, and see you on December 1st!

- The Admins

P.S. For the duration of the AUideas Advent Calendar, the Admins will not be posting any lists for AU Fridays nor quotes for the main Never Book as this project itself will put a lot of strain on our creative, professional, and personal lives. Please be patient, as we will continue the MasterLists in January of 2017. However, feel free to send in more list requests, as we would be more than happy to see some new ideas for the new year.

hello friends and all who have ever watched ONCE UPON A TIME

HERE’S A PSA MOTHERLOVERS <3

Edit: Due to having to finalize questions with my professor & some family emergency circumstances, the survey will not be here until NEXT WEEK, but that doesn’t change anything from this end!

I am doing a survey right here rreaaaaallll soon and I am depending upon you, my lovely, LOVELY TUMBLR ASSOCIATES AND STRANGERS

I need YOUR feedback on Once Upon A Time if you ever ever ever watched it!! Please please pleaaasssee signal boost this thang up to your followers, especially if you are an OUAT themed blog or anyttthinng or how about especially if you are ALIVE. You can even *gasp* tag people directly on the post and I won’t be mad. I’ll probably be mad if no one tags somebody on the post (jk)(but pls do).


pleaasseeeeeeeeeeee this is my grade in your handssssssss, but I need your permission to “make you” (jk I can’t make you) take my survey!!! I cannot promise it will be an amazing survey but I can promise that I usually write pretty good essays and I would like to keep this streak up! I love you! Pls reblog or like my post. I will love you forever and even promo you if you’d like. I can also draw things and will do that as payment for your time.

If you like the post, I’ll send you the link! If you reblog it or are tagged on it, I will ask if you want to take it or if I get realllllyyyyy desperate I’ll just send you the link.


Pls swear upon your lives, whether you still like OUAT or not that you will do this for me plesssassee pleaassee and thank you and may you all #savehenry or have Henry save you (or something like that).

Edit: Due to having to finalize questions with my professor & family emergency circumstances, the survey will not be here until NEXT WEEK, but that doesn’t change anything from this end! Feel free to still message me directly, if you would like. I’m so excited about all the responses! And I’m definitely feelin’ the pressure to make it a good survey lol.

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Grant Twitter Drama

I’m barely on twitter but when I saw what went down with Grant on his own Twitter I’m glad I’m not on it as much.

It feels like people there become meaner so I stay away. Tumblr has enough asshole clogging it up with haters following tags they don’t even like.

I felt really bad for Grant. As someone pointed out to me here, that is his personal space to do whatever he wants in. He talks to fans, posts pictures of himself and his cast on instagram and reblogs tweets he personally likes. 

Why oh why are people bringing their bull shit drama to his personal space? Regardless of what happened, who said what to whom, you never, ever tweet the actor directly about drama. I just find that behavior so rude and uncalled for. I don’t find it funny at all. I doubt it was a joke. When you make serious accusations like you constantly do and think that you won’t be called out for anything, don’t underestimate if they see you mention them and call you on it. 

Grant did nothing wrong. In fact, tons of people I heard and seen have sent hate to Danielle and her instagram too many times and he was sick of it obviously. So he did something about it. He didn’t need to justify it. He doesn’t have time for drama (like so many do within this fandom). He doesn’t need to explain why, but he did. Telling him to log off and quit twitter is bogus. You don’t make that decision, he does. There are so many nasty people out there who just won’t get over themselves. These are real people, stop bothering them with your pettiness.

Grant has a backbone, best believe he’ll use it if he has to. What I’m glad is Danielle is ok from all this. I’m happy she had stayed away from it. With the shit she gets thrown her way daily I would have done it too. I know Candice gets it too, and I find it wrong when people do that at all, but with the current state of that fandom, regarding how they treat the Snowbarry fandom, I am not surprised they were called bullies. Most of them act exactly like that to anybody who ships Snowbarry. I’m not shocked, I hope Grant doesn’t have to deal with this bullshit anymore and goes back to what he does normally. Karma sucks, don’t think celebs don’t see you when you send them hate. You might be called out publicly and blocked too.

Oooh thanks for tagging me friend! (tagged by @matt-jeevas to post lockscreen / homescreen / last song I listened to / last selfie I took)

The last song I listened to was Change Your Mind/No Seas Cortes by Britney Spears (It’s literally playing on Spotify as I type this), and this was the last selfie I took, according to my camera roll~

Tagging @gender-illumineutral, @ruezaki, and any of my other lovely followers who see this and want to do it! (but as always, don’t feel pressured to if you don’t want, even if I tagged you directly~)

today in things that should be super obvious:

that “sjw” might be a troll if…

-they’re using the default tumblr theme

-they use every known sj tag under the sun

-a lot of those tags aren’t even related to the post

-they ID as an “amoeba-kin,” or some other -kin that isn’t otherkin

-(not that being otherkin or having an unusual kintype automatically makes someone a troll, but trolls really like picking on otherkin and usually claim to be otherkin of some type)

-they claim to support ideas/movements that directly contradict each other (“i’m a gender-experimental trans-critical radical feminist!”)

-they only follow a handful of well-known feminist blogs

-the blogs they follow would never ever get along (e.g. misandry-mermaid and transgender-harms-women)

-they end every sentence with multiple exclamation points!! to show how angry they are!!!

-their language is dated, rarely used in sj circles, and/or hyperbolic (“check your privilege,” “shitlord!!!” “DIE, CISHET WHITE SCUM”)

-their posts read like upvoted comments on tumblrinaction

BE ADVISED:

There are definitely fake blogs trolling the tags, taking advantage of the following sprees, reblogging posts and selfies, maybe even posting fake pics they found on Google. Anything to get black bloggers to follow them back so they can make sure their triggering content shows up directly on your dash.

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU FOLLOW. If their blog is no more than a few days old, if they seem overeager to “fit in” with the social justice crowd and appear as innocuous as possible, if they do nothing but poorly parrot everyone else’s sentiments, they are not to be trusted.

Blogs like kek-dude123, who just gave the most pathetic attempt to ferret out my main account I have ever seen. If you see any blogs that look like this one, BLOCK THEM.

Please be careful. 

Imagine one of your closest friends or your favorite family member. Picture them in your mind and allow yourself to feel how much you care about them, how protective and defensive you would be of them if necessary. Now imagine that that same person becomes famous, even mildly so, and attracts a fan following of hundreds - thousands - millions

You’re not famous. They are. You go about your daily life, but you’re proud of this friend/family member and you’re constantly curious as to what the world is saying about them. You keep them on Google Alerts. You track their Tumblr tags - any and all that you’ve found to be remotely relevant to their work or consistently active by their fans, and you do a daily (or at least weekly) Twitter check of their mentions as well as search all versions of their name to see what the fans are saying now. You get familiar with which “fans” on social media tend to discuss your loved one most often, so you lurk on their TL a few times a week to stay aware of what’s being said even if they never actually mention your loved one’s name outright. You’re diligent and you’re curious, because you know your loved one either doesn’t have the time to keep up or is making a pointed effort to avoid what’s said about them online. So you do it for them. Because you feel proud and protective at the same time.

And in keeping tabs on the fans of your loved one, you start to come across worrisome discussions. Maybe you find out that certain fans know where your loved one lives and regularly drive past the house. Maybe you read that they’ve somehow found your loved one’s phone number and are planning to call it for shits and giggles. Maybe you even happen upon fan discussions about how your loved one is clearly involved in an illicit affair with his/her costar or that the husband of your loved one is mistreating her and only staying with her because they “accidentally” had a child together. Maybe you end up reading ugly rumors claiming the person you love is quietly destroying a marriage simply by being her friendly and lovable self. Maybe you see “fans” placing bets about when a marriage will “finally” fall apart, and the person you care about is one of the three people involved in the rumored failure of a family unit.

Seeing these discussions and rumors doesn’t make you give them any credence or cause you to fear they could do any real damage to the marriage or friendships between your loved one and his/her close ties. But you know what? It still hurts to read those things. It hurts like a motherfucker. And if it’s troublesome enough, you’re going to break the “they don’t want to know what’s said about them online” rule and you’re going to tell your famous loved one what you’ve read. Because they deserve to know when their “fans” are crossing a line into the highly unacceptable. The line where fans start acting like immoral gossip columnists or creepy paparazzi stalkers. The line where “friendly, humorous, fun” discussion borders on actual slander. If you saw that sort of thing happening online about your famous loved one, you would tell them. You’re lying if you think you wouldn’t. And you’re incredibly naive if you think everything I’ve said above is unrealistic and would never happen.

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Because I’ve seen a lot of people nervous about entering the RPG Maker fandom on tumblr, I’ve decided to make this guide on how to keep safe and sane if you want to make your own game and interact with the community here on tumblr.  Below are all the ways I can think of to keep your experience as conflict-free as possible:

Make a new account for your blog -  Sign up with a different email address from your regular account.  You can make your devblog a sideblog in case you want to share it with others, but the account doesn’t have to be connected to your regular tumblr. That way, if things go really REALLY bad, you can just delete your game blog without anyone coming after your personal.  Note: you don’t have to make a new blog just to track your development. Devblogs only help promote your game and get you connected to followers.  You don’t need to put your game out there on a separate blog as soon as you come up with the idea - it might add stress on you if you do.  Take your time.

Invite someone to help you with your blog - If you’re working by yourself and aren’t sure if you can handle the drama by yourself, ask one of your friends if they can help manage the blog with you, especially if they’re good at handling drama.  You can balance the blog between the two of you, or you could just send them things to post.

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WHY REBLOGGING IS IMPORTANT FOR STORIES/FANFICS, TOO

I know that there exist several posts about how vital it is to reblog pictures. And they all are important. But guess what? Reblogging stories or fanfictions is important, too!

“Why?” you may ask. Well, pretty much for the same reasons why it is important to reblog pictures.

Let’s go into more detail, shall we?

So there’s this story you really like. You read it, you hit the like-button, and everything’s fine, right? Well, yes, of course. But the problem with likes is that no one else sees it. Yes, it is shown on the story-post itself, but except from that, no one knows.

And now let’s imagine that you reblog it. All your followers see this story you like so much. It doesn’t matter if you have 100 followers or just 10, they’ll see. And maybe they’ll read and reblog it, too, and so more people will come to know this story you like so much.

And now let’s imagine for a moment that you not only reblog the story, no, you write a little comment in the reblog. You write what you like about the story/the chapter for everyone to see, and maybe even more people get interested in the story. (To be honest, I even call these comments on reblogs of stories reviews. XD )

“But I write what I think of the story in the tags,” you might say now. Well, that’s nice, and your followers will see it, but the story’s author won’t unless they open your reblogged post. So if you want to tell them what you like about their story, write it directly in the reblog.

“I sent the authors I like fanmail,” you might say. That’s nice, too, and I am sure they really appreciate it. But if you want to help them, if you want a greater audience to get to know their stories, reblog them.

This even applies when they only post a link to FanFiction.Net or Archive of Our Own. Sure, you can just click on the link and read and review the story there. But if you want others to see it, reblog!

So, in short, if there’s a story on tumblr you really like: REBLOG! :)