for those who wanted to see it

quadrantvacillation  asked:

I went book shopping yesterday and found one that looked interesting, Ninth City Burning. I flipped it open and the first thing I saw was your name among those who had reviewed it and I bought it without a second thought. I know it's not your book but I wanted to share how strongly your opinion influenced my decision :)

Omigosh.

That book made me so happy.

But you know what made me buckets happier?  See, the author, Patrick, he’s with Penguin-Random House, which is the publisher that distributes DAW.  (DAW is a publisher in its own right, they just have a distribution deal with PRH, it’s all very confusing here in tradpubworld.)  We were at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, and he had the signing after mine.

Now, my girlfriend, Amy, is amazing.  Like, I have a collection of some pretty fuckin’ sweet humans, and she’s the best of them, she’s the cream of the crop, I am so lucky it doesn’t make any damn sense.  But when I’m being Shiny Professional Seanan in Authorland, some people have a tendency to look at the blue-haired water goddess I drag through the mirror with me, sniff, and dismiss her as unimportant because She’s Not An Author.

(Amy is a professional fiddler.  All those people can fuck off.  Buckets of fuck, buckets of off.  MR. POTATO HEAD AND HIS BUCKETS OF FUCK YOU.)

Patrick not only didn’t go “oh, whatever, I have important author shit to do,” he spent like, an hour chatting with her while I signed.  He was nice and friendly and kind, and as a result, Ninth City Burning got bumped to the top of my TBR and got a really detailed “this is awesome” blurb.  It is awesome–I only blurb books I actually like–but I swear I cheerlead for him because he took the time to be kind to someone who matters to me, but who he could easily have assumed was dismissable, as so many assholes do.

Don’t brush people off because you’re trying to get to The Important Ones.  Everyone is important.

kristolyn…

i understand not liking bootlegs. From an artistic standpoint, bootlegs are illegal distribution of that persons work without their consent. But to compare bootleggers to the sexist, racist, sexually assaulting, disgusting piece of filth that calls himself president is unacceptable.

Dear Evan Hansen has always been a show that claims to want to help people. But Dear Evan Hansen is also a show that not many people have the opportunity to see. The ticket prices for deh (as well as most broadway productions) are astronomical if you can even manage to find a night where it isn’t sold out. Most people, even if they do live in New York, do not have the money to get tickets. Do they not deserve to experience the show? The people that are going to the trouble of filming a bootleg are those who want the experience to be shared with those who are not fortunate enough to see it in person. Most, if not all, of the people that are viewing the bootleg are fans who just want to feel closer to the show. There is only so much a cast album and a wikipedia synopsis can provide. Bootlegs fill the gap that is left.

This would not be a problem if broadway shows were professionally recorded and distributed. We are in an age where it is shown that there is a market for these shows to be put into theaters and marketed for home viewing, but they aren’t for the sake of keeping live theatre live. But people can not afford to view live theatre live. Even if the show you love happens to come on tour, tickets are still pretty expensive and that’s if you live in a country where they tour. Bootlegs fil that gap as well. As someone who has seen both the bootleg as well as the live production for multiple shows, the bootleg did little to ruin the experience of seeing live, nor did it make me want to see any show that i love less. Bootlegs do not kill shows. Some of the most bootlegged shows are also some of the longest running and most successful. If people want a bootleg it is because they want to experience the show, not because they do not want to support the artists that are behind it.

You can hate bootlegs, I don’t care if you don’t approve of bootlegs. They are illegal and from certain aspects i can even understand the hatred behind them, but, Kristolyn, comparing the very same people that are the supporters of your show, the people that just want to have a greater understand to your show, to that foul piece of shit is ridiculous, petty, and simply unacceptable. #accountability

anonymous asked:

So... next we'll prob see "PDA" pic/videos "leaked" by Caits team. Not realizing that most don't care and many of those who care think it's fake.

Her rep amongst fans is already in the toilet, so if they want to go for it, they don’t have much to lose. It will give everyone another thing to poke and laugh at.

Sorry, I’m feeling very cynical.

anonymous asked:

What does the Bible say about swear words? Like I understand that they’re “bad” but they’re just words, right?

Words are not just words. Words can really hurt someone or really help someone “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.” This is one of the biggest lies every. Words hurt. Everything we say can be used to build someone up or break them down. (Post coming soon about swearing soon so if you want more just keep your eyes open.)

Yes, you right, swear words are bad, it is definitely a sin to swear (curse, cuss, etc.). The Bible makes this abundantly clear.

  • Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
  • 1  Peter 3:10 “For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.”
  • James 3:9-12  "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.“

anonymous asked:

god id love to see a confused internal dialogue of mike realizing he's bi. will seems like one of those "always sort of knew" kids but like i didn't know i was bi until i was 12 and was chilling on a bed w this girl and was like 'i wanna kiss her' and then i was like WOAHAHAHAHAH MAN WTF and it sent me spiraling into this crazytown for 4 years till i came out and honestly?? give me angsty bi mike who, despite internalized homophobia really, REALLY wants to kiss will

WOW ANON THIS IS SO PRETTY….. i love bi mike so much i would die for him and i too would love to see him realize suddenly while during a dnd campaign that he loves him and wants to kiss him and then probably freak out and run upstairs

Evakteket Best of 2017: Best Not-Evak Fic

Nominations are now closed!

The following fics were nominated for Best Not-Evak Fic in the Evakteket Best of 2017. Congratulations and thank you to all of these authors for their contributions to the SKAM fandom in 2017!

Go and show these fics some love!  Voting will open tomorrow, so look out for the link to vote for your favourite.

before i came out as a lesbian, i was desperately trying to conform to being a girl simply because i was gender non-conforming in elementary school i got made fun of for being a lesbian. because my peers mocked me for being a lesbian, as if it was a bad thing, i then began to see it as a bad thing and i retreated deeper into the closet. i associated gender-nonconformity with being a lesbian trait, and with that bullying came a negative connotation with lesbianism for me. even after i came out as a lesbian at 13, i didn’t want to be seen as “one of those lesbians” so i found myself forcing myself into this box of being a high-maintenance femme from ages 13-15. 

but that was never who i was before i became hyper-conscious of how my peer perceive me. being femme comes naturally to lesbians for this very reason, and why a lot of butches found themselves trying to be femme when they first come out. being butch feels like being a stereotype that people find undesirable. for butches, overcoming the internalized homophobia isn’t the end of their journeys regarding their identities as lesbians. they have to unlearn the gender box they’ve been coerced into.

to all other butches: i’m so proud of you, so immensely proud. its so hard being something perceived by non-lesbians as undesirable, but who are we trying to kid? we aren’t trying to appeal to them. :-)

anonymous asked:

Is there any kind of pelt/skull of an animal you'd not want to ever own for personal reasons?

Anything involving rhino horn or tiger parts. In addition to the strict laws surrounding them that would make paperwork and moving a pain in the ass, they’d also be very stealable items for jerks looking to resell at high prices. Even if I had the opportunity to legally own something like that, I’d probably turn it down for those reasons. I’m also of the opinion that if an animal is critically endangered any specimens of it belong in educational facilities and not with private traders or collectors.

I also wouldn’t want to own any human specimens that came from children. Every once in a great while I see auctions with a fetal skull or other remains of a deceased child and I just feel sad. I know there’s not much moral difference between a dead human who’s fifty and a dead human who’s five but I get way too emotional over it.

anonymous asked:

to every single swkin who loves and appreciates ben and is willing to give him another chance: i just want to say i am so proud of you, too! and i'm really really happy when i see posts from others about how ben deserves that chance! forgiveness is hard, and so is extending compassion to those who have hurt you, but i've seen so much strength from all of you and i'm so happy to see it! let's all meet up and chat, i'll buy the blue milk 😜 - luke 💚

anonymous asked:

Can I just say that while I understand it would be nice to put warnings on DDLC, by now people watching it should already know full well that this is a horror game, and the content that will be shown in it. It's people's own responsibility as well to not consume content that they know will upset them.

While I understand where you’re coming from, it’s best to not make that kind of judgement for others. Your experience with the game may be different from someone else’s experience, and we have to be mindful of that, thus my warning. 

Some people want to watch the play-through to see their reactions, others are now avoiding due to lack of warnings, and some (those who had heard of the game and its content beforehand) were avoiding it from the very beginning. As I said, your experience may be different from someone else’s experience. Plus, the game’s purpose is to mislead you from even believing that it’s a horror game, so a lot of people (like Dan) just assumed that it’d be another cutesy dating sim with some adult themes.

TLDR; Yes, it is people’s own choice to view this playthrough, but that shouldn’t diminish the need for trigger warnings.

night is when it hurts the most.
we fell in love on a breezy summer night,
two young dreamers with flighty hearts.
you promised never to leave me behind.

night is when i miss you the most.
we danced those nights away,
wild and free and blind
to what we couldn’t see.

night is when i want you back.
by day, i’m strong,
a hardy thing who doesn’t need you,
but, at night, my true self,
my shameful secret of a self,
comes crawling out.

i still need you.
i still love you,
and i hate it.

—  “at night” by a.e.r
IkeSen Tag Meme

4) Which voice do you like the most? I was tagged by @oh-my-otome and @snarkymc - thank you ladies!

Answer the ten questions, add one of your own, and then tag other people!

1) Your Top 3 Favourite Warlords (in order)

- Nobunaga
- Mitsuhide
- Kenshin (really though this is super stinking hard because I like almost all of them equally!)

2) Favorite Moment in the game so far

Anytime Nobunaga is being a troll - Exhibit A

3) Who has the best hair?

I think I’ve gotta go with Yukimura, actually. He’s the only one that doesn’t make me want to constantly brush the hair out of his eyes! How the heck some of these warlords can even see straight with those shaggy mops in their line of sight is beyond me.

4) Which voice do you like the most?

That’s a dead heat between Mitsuhide and Kenshin. They can read me the phone book anytime.

5) Who do you think you are most compatible with?

Oh heck. Um…in actual, real life, I’m totally the Mom Friend. So Hideyoshi and I would probably get along smashingly.

6) Which warlord appeals to your aesthetics?

Purple. Purple. Puuuuuuurrrple…plus glasses, and a beauty mark? Slay me.

7) Which relationship between the warlords is your favorite?

I really enjoy the dynamic between Mitsuhide and Hideyoshi - how they both bicker but it’s very clearly obvious that it comes from a place of worry and concern.

8) Which warlord makes you the most frustrated?

Yukimura. There’s tsun-lite, and then there’s being called ‘dummy’ every thirty seconds. What are we, seven and in grade school? I cannot even take him seriously. How are you actually a man and not a child?

9) Who would you swear loyalty to: the Oda forces, the Uesugi-Takeda forces, or Third Party forces?

Oda, I suppose. I love how they all seem like one big, squabbly, band of brothers.

10) Do you prefer Romantic or Dramatic routes?

Dramatic all the way! I love some angst and even a hint of will they/won’t they, when I ultimately know it’ll all be OK.

Bonus!

11) @snarkymc‘s question:  You have the option to introduce a modern technology to a warlord of your choice. Who do you pick, what do you show them, and what do they do with it?

Oh man…I really think it would be fabulous to show Mitsunari the internet. I can only imagine how fascinated by the wealth of information and the exchange of ideas that takes place there. ‘You mean I can see detailed, perfect pictures of illustrated European manuscripts, that are in a museum thousands of miles away, on this little screen? Anywhere anytime I want???’

12) @oh-my-otome‘s question:  You’ve sprained your ankle and have to be piggy-backed everywhere. Which warlord would you want to carry you around all day?

I might actually have to say Mitsuhide for this? For one, he’d be the Snarkmaster 5000 and would probably have me giggling all day, taking my mind off a bad situation. And secondly, I think it would secretly really really please him to feel needed and useful in some way. He’d never breathe a word of it but he would be absolutely flabbergasted that someone wanted to be stuck with him all day long, given the choice.

Now for my question…If you had to tell one warlord what happened to them in your own original timeline, who would it be and why?

Tagging @wonky-glass-ornament | @yoolee | @otomehideout-indecentconfessions | @actualangelmitsunari | @frywen-babbles

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“To be honest, I’m still very sad. I sent off someone that was precious to me as a person, as a friend and as an artist to a very far away place. I think I partly understand why he was in such pain and suffered so much, it’s not an emotion that I’m completely unfamiliar with. I’m still very sad and I feel apologetic to him a lot. I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling this sadness. But we’re people whose daily lives are so busy and we have to plan for our next month, next year.  It’s sad and frustrating that our reality will not allow us to dwell on that sadness for as long as we want. Cheering when you’re happy, crying when you’re sad, being weak when you’re sick and not being at your best when you’re sick, I hope these natural things can be expressed without concern by artists and those who see them (in this condition) don’t think much of it either. Artists are people who are supposed to console others and I get they are professionals, but I hope they will take care of themselves first as they are people too and console themselves so they don’t get sick and hurt while they are trying to hide these things. I truly, sincerely hope this doesn’t happen. I’m sure everyone is busy today and they have things to do tomorrow but I hope that all those who have won today can enjoy and celebrate today before they get a good night’s sleep and that is what I will do as well. Thank you.”

Valentine’s Date Night

A super late piece for @jojosrealityisimaginative through @klancevalentines ! I’m soso sorry that this is incredibly late but I hope that you like it!

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Armie: I brought a bunch of copies to hand out […] And I just crossed out Blake Shelton’s face. And put my face on top of it. 

Timmy: Is he on the cover?

Armie: Yeah. He got actual Sexiest Man.

How to Spot Bad Writing Advice: 6 Red Flags to Look For

First of all, I’m not by any means the authority on what makes good or bad writing advice! Writing is an art. There are no rules in art, which means that writing advice, by extension, is highly subjective.

In my opinion, if it works for you, if it helps you improve and be happier with your writing, that’s good writing advice. If it hinders you, takes you down the wrong path, fucks with your creative process, causes more confusion than clarity, that’s bad advice. So when you’re sorting the good from the bad, go with your gut, and don’t let anyone bully you into their way of thinking, regardless of how credible, famous, or experienced they are. However…

If you’re a new writer, it can take a while to tell the difference between helpful (”good”) writing advice and unhelpful (”bad”) writing advice.

Remember that literally anyone can pose as an expert and offer writing advice. As a published fiction writer, professional editor, and writing teacher, I see a lot of writing advice floating around on Tumblr that I just don’t agree with. Figuring out how to sift through everything takes time, but here are some red flags to keep an eye out for:

Red Flag #1: Hard-and-Fast Rules

Bad writing advice gives hard-and-fast rules, and doesn’t allow for exceptions. It liberally uses words like always and never. (Example: “Never open a book with the weather,” “Always punctuate your dialogue like this,” “You can’t write a novel that’s longer than 100,000 words,” etc.)

Keep reading

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It is nice to think about
How do I want them to be
back in the earliest days
when I join th fandom.

[Posture reference] (Good shit right there)

(edit: Some mistakes was made so I re-post this again.)