first-in-last-out

Okay everyone, it’s time for us to begin out first event! The storm will last until Friday, so HERE is a link to the original post so you can refresh yourself on how this is going to work. If you have any questions please don’t be afraid to send them in and we will clear as much as we can up! Below the read more is the list of groups, where the group has to go to for the duration of the store and the status on the building. 

Quick reminder you can continue threads/para’s you already have going, but they will have no knowledge of the storm. When you post an event starter tag it with both, ganghqevent1 and ganghqgroup(1) just replace the number with whatever group you are in. And you can only reply to people event starter if you are in their group. 

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I feel like I need an opinion on the name that I've settled to use for myself. I really like the name Caius for myself but it doesn't really work out with my last name because it ends in -ias and so it kind of sounds weird together. I've looked at other names but Caius really clicks with me. Any advice? Thanks!!

I changed both my first and last names. You can change your last name if you’re not too attached to it.

You could also just generally write your last name as the first letter only if you need to write out your full name.

I like the name Caius, it’s looks cool and sounds nice. If you’re really attached to it, go for it. I’m sure people have had sillier things. I knew someone who had the same first and last name and they turned out just fine.

-Bion

Fine Bros Controversy

Okay, to clear some things up. 

The Fine bros CLAIM they are not attempting to copyright the word “React” in all capacities, or the react-type video in all capacities. They are rather trying to license out THEIR react video formats and trademark “react” in terms of a youtube brand. However, their wording is so vague that any reaction video COULD be taken down.

Some issues with this.

1) First of all, when was the last time the Fine Bros put out any creative or original content at all? They’ve basically just piggy-backed off of already trending topics for view counts. Let me just get that out of the way. 

2) Not only is this a dangerous area for youtube, but this isn’t something that’s done on TV either. 

Fine Bros don’t seem to understand that what they’re doing is kind of like Oprah Winfrey trademarking the word “talk show” and attempting to license out her talk show format. So basically, all talk shows that came after her, would be illegal, or have to pay her a fee. Like the Wendy Williams show, or the Tyra Show, or Dr. Oz, etc., etc. 

3)The fine bros may have the market cornered on “react” videos, but that doesnt mean their “format” (which they have still failed to concisely define) is so special or brand specific that it can be licensed without coming into a lot of muddy waters.

4) So far, they claim that other people have “ripped off” their format, but that would ONLY be true if someone made a react video with the same set-up and graphics as Fine Bros and tried to pass it off as a Fine Bros video. Just like how if America wants to make an “America’s Got Talent” , they need a license from Britain’s Got Talent. But America doesnt need a license for American Idol just because it is a talent show, because it uses different styles/graphics/voting systems/and doesnt TRY TO BE Britain’s Got Talent. Fine bros going after Ellen and other youtubers PROVES that they dont understand this point or are lying about their intentions.

5) One last example. Based on what they’ve told us so far, then it is perfectly fair and legal for Michelle Phan to trademark “beauty tutorial” and to license the “format” of beauty vlogs. It would also mean that whomever first created the “draw my life” video can license it and go after anyone that’s ever created a “draw my life,” cuz hey, that’s a specific video format. And we can all agree that’s pretty ridiculous.

And yes, people are smart enough to understand what the words “licensing” and “trademark” mean. That’s not the problem. The problem is that the Fine Bros have violated the unsaid truth about Youtube; that it is a place away from big corporations and capitalistic interests, a place to share ideas rather than license them.

Behold, a Bridgeburner-insignia ring crafted by Älgverkstaden!

It reads “First in” on one side of the burning span of stone and “last out” on the other.

Go ahead, check out Älgverkstaden’s other work, maybe ask for a commission - and rest assured that it’s always an even trade!

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HEY THANKS. I’m actually super mad that the smoke covers everything because THEY AIN’T HALF-BAD. Really Crystal Empire backgrounds aren’t too difficult- they’re just time-consuming what with all them crystally textures. (of course, ‘time-consuming’ for an aks background means it takes more than 30 minutes to draw)

SO HERE THEY ARE,  IN ALL THEIR SMOKELESS GLORY. Excuse the watermarks, but empty backgrounds beg to be stolen. So don’t.

Of course it wouldn’t be a true Wiggles background without copious amounts of shortcuts which is why all the buildings are mysteriously the same shape ehehe

AND OF COURSE the one pretty unique building was actually drawn by @tambelon! And that lamp post. I remembered she had a really nice exterior shot so I asked if I could borrow it to add a little spice. …Even if Sombra ended up covering most of it by the end, whoops.

AND THAT FRIGGIN SPIKE STATUE i wanted to destroy it as much as Sombra by the time I was done with it. SO MANY FREAKING SHAPES

Top 10 Favorite Female Anime Characters:

5. Hinata Hyuga (Naruto)

Original art by: http://sayta0.deviantart.com/