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AhRo is everything to me. Not because I want or need her. She is the reason I’m still alive and breathing.

requested by @evil-writer
[insp.]

spring book recs

a few days ago i swallowed a bug so it’s officially spring. can you guess the books based on the description?

Artist Struggles: I want my work to be popular but also not that popular because I’m terrified of what a fandom would do to my story.

After several years on Tumblr and being a part of three different fandoms I’ve learned that people on Tumblr get shit done and that many fandoms are willing to help each other out. So today I’m asking you all for help to give a great new show with LGBTQ leads a much-needed ratings boost to keep it from getting cancelled!

“Eyewitness” is a crime drama that airs on USA Network on Sunday nights and has at the heart of its plot a very complex and compelling love story between two teenage boys (one accepting of his own sexuality, the other deeply closeted). It’s extremely rare to see so much focus put on building a relationship between two gay teens, and the way it’s being portrayed is raw and honest and real. 

I constantly see posts from people complaining about not having enough LGBTQ representation on television, but here’s a show that is putting a gay teen couple front and center and does not shy away from showing emotional or physical intimacy — and it is failing miserably because of low ratings.

“Eyewitness” is a really great show so I would recommend it to anyone anyway (regardless of the lgbtq aspect). If you like tightly written dramas with interesting and complex characters and good actors then you will love it!

Here is a GREAT POST about why people should watch the show! I would appeciate it so much if you could spare a couple of minutes to read it and consider watching “Eyewitness” this Sunday because apparently (according to the producers) this coming episode is more or less judgment day. There needs to be an increase in ratings NOW!!!

I’ve never before asked other fandoms for this kind of help but I know that so many people would love this show if only they knew about it and would give it a try, and I really believe it deserves to have more viewers and the chance for a second season. 

So tonight I want to ask all of you who read this and who are in the US to please tune in to “Eyewitness” tomorrow night (Sunday Nov. 13th) on USA Network (you can watch the previous episodes on the USA Network app or homepage before). It’s a 10-episode season so it will wrap up around mid-December. If for some reason you can’t watch it live then please TiVo it and watch it the next day. Ask people you know to watch the show.  Get word of mouth going. Let’s show the networks that primetime dramas with lgbtq leads are something people really want to see!

And please reblog this post (even if you yourself are not planning on watching) so that as many people as possible from all parts of Tumblr will see it!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!

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LOOK AT WHAT ARRIVED TODAY. MORE PERFECTION. MORE ARA.

She is lovely, her tiny ara~ face and hand are lovely and her tiny Mirror is lovely. She also has the closed eyes and clasped hands which are, according to the box, meant for recreating that first appearance of Neptune in Haruka’s vision from ep 106. But I’ve found that the clasped hands have much better uses than that:

YES THAT’S RIGHT THEY CAN HOLD HANDS.

This is why I’ve been avoiding the SS tag for a few weeks like… I genuinely can’t handle the amount of fake feminism I’m seeing paraded around…

The problem is not that these women are being portrayed as housewives, because obviously women can do whatever the fuck they want (fucking DUH)

the problem is that kishimoto seems to apparently assume that once a woman has a child that becoming a “housewife” is her rightful position to assume

The problem is that people are ignoring kishis BLATANT misogyny and the sexism that goes on in this manga all the damn time, and now since it’s been pointed out that Sakura is apparently bein portrayed as ‘suffering the same fate’ as the other women who are mothers, and now that SS fans are being aware that this is pointed out, they’re angry

Because god forbid we have hopes for out favorite characters that don’t involve being pigeon-holed into stereotypically “feminine” roles by a known misogynist (kishi)

And to quote my girl Keri, “you guys would accept horse shit if it meant sasusaku is canon"

MTV Reblog Round-Up!

WOW. I am so impressed that our fandom has taken the MTV post from 0 to *goes to check* 133,700 IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS. Y’all amaze me!!!!

I am moving the bulk of my reblogging to my sideblog, jedi-olicity. However I’m still going to reblog new ficlets and super creative things onto my main blog, because not only is this fandom reblogging this like crazy, we’re doing it creatively.

And on that note, here’s some of the ficlets I’ve seen cross my dash, in case you’ve missed them…go reblog with your comments, because every reblog counts!

dettiot: “Hurry, Oliver” here

dust2dust34: Olicity in danger, having fluffy conversations: here and here

machawicket: DIalogue fic answer to “Who wears socks to bed?” here

mylunarsolstice: “Share a Coke” here

nikkibeckettcsm: It’s hot and Felicity needs cooled down here

sailorslayer3641: “An Indecent Proposal” here

And my own little ficlet, featuring domestic season 4 Olicity here

I’m sorry if I missed anyone – these were the ones I’ve seen so far, but please feel free to tag me in any others that come up. We have such a creative fandom!

scu11y22 here’s the ficlets in one place.

Now, go forth and reblog! We’ve got this, y’all!

otp (one tiny pairing)

w/ bonus stickers :)

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why after 15 years of this manga are people still writing this garbage. in the end I’m not overly concerned if you think Rukia’s too old or too young looking for someone but I take some issue with the implication people are supporting something morally inappropriate

because it’s clear in this FANTASY universe the specific number of years a shinigami or any other dead soul has lived doesn’t have the same meaning to that of a living person

Rukia is physically and mentally a teenager/young adult. point blank, period. regardless of her unspecified age or how well she fits into someone’s personal, narrow definitions of womanhood, on the basis of age there exists no “power imbalance” between her and the Karakura high school kids. the power dynamics are of that between peers. any supposed imbalance would have to manifest in another way such as in relationships like Mayuri/Nemu and Aizen/Momo - which it doesn’t

when a 20+ year old can look like a young child (Yachiru) and have the mental and emotional age of a young child (Yachiru) it’s obvious how ridiculous it is to focus on numerical age while ignoring everything else. I’m waiting to see someone suggest in all seriousness Yachiru being with Keigo would be predatory on her part. but that won’t happen and we all know why

tldr: if you’re going to address social issues in bleach (which is fine) try to make sure they’re actually relevant to what you’re discussing and not an attempt to portray a certain group as shitty people because they like something you don’t

OLICITY FANDOM

WHO ARE WE?!?!?!

THE OLICITERS!

WHAT DO WE WANT?!?!

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS!
INTERVIEWS!

WHEN DO WE WANT IT!?!

SDCC 2K15!

The wonderful cherrychapssstick​ created these promotional photos for us! Don’t be afraid to  pin, post, tweet, snap, tag, check and share these on ALL SOCIAL MEDIA SITES!

Rather than tweeting or tagging actors, tag CW PR, warnerbrostv and anyone in charge of advertisement for Arrow/CW. Let them know we want Olicity Interviews/Photos

Also, one last thing, let’s take back Facebook! Our Captain’s on there majority of the time so that’s our realm! Haters are Gonna Hate so let them hate somewhere else! 

This is in conjucture with akahazzp​‘s Call to Arms.

smoakandarrow  jbuffyangel skcolicity callistawolf mersayseh flash-smoak-and-arrows olicityalamodeolicitykisses

Carmilla fanfic plagiarism update

Thanks everyone who reblogged this post about my fanfic On Your Ground being stolen; and thanks everyone who flagged it to Fanfiction.net, commented on the work and messaged the thief. Thanks everyone who did the same for @daisyfalls​‘s fic Yesterday, which was also stolen. I know Kate and I are grateful to everyone who rallied around us. It means a lot and while it was really disheartening and awful, it helped us feel less…well, violated. 

It looks like the person removed it - you can see their username has changed to PleaseDoNotSueMe (https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5347604/) and all “their” work has been deleted.

The person never replied to any of my messages, but they did reply to my relentless and incredible beta, @platypiandi​ with:

I hope that’s true. If this person reads this then…seriously? I hope you really are sorry, and not just sorry you were caught. Please go out and do something nice for people, restore that bad karma you amassed. And like…write. Create something that is yours and not someone else’s. Let yourself be inspired, don’t steal. 

I haven’t written fanfic in years before Carmilla but this beautiful show and its amazing fandom inspired me to do so. And this amazing fandom gets shit done. You rallied around us, you helped us get the stolen fics down, and you proved how awesome Creampuffs are. <3

I’m trying to get shit done like actual real work, drawing for all my fandoms and answer my (months old) asks but my entire dash and twitter TL is Hayley Atwell and Cartinelli because of all the conventions she is doing and I’m just blocked here, whimpering and trying not to reblog and retweet 518742 things per minutes.

Can’t we just have peace between ships? Please, let’s be REAL like… 100% REAL none of the ships are canon, that’s the fun of the show, they will never make one ship canon because it will ruin part of the show. I ship MH, and I wished it was canon, but it’s not, same for the other ships. Can’t you all respect eachother? Everybody can do what they want so you MUST respect their likings. So I again apologize if a MH shipper hurt your feelings for this stupid war (because fighting for a picture is indeed stupid) and hope RH shippers can get over what the fandom has done… I apologize again for shit said.

So...

I see a lot of people throwing around accusations of lack of transparency from the LGBTfans peeps regarding trademarking and the pledge.

One of the common things that keeps popping up is the request to get the filing number and the name of the person who filed for the TM, which you also need a physical associated street address for.

Let’s examine why it’s a terrible idea to ask this in public on the internet, and why the LGBTfans people might be reluctant to share. 

  1.  It’s the internet which means anyone could be reading including people who are mentally unstable, or simply hateful enough to physically harm or harass the person who filed for it. It also means anyone from the CW could be reading this and sending threats or trying to blackmail the person who filed for it into relenting. Need I remind you some people got real creepy and real obsessive when you mistakenly thought @commanderoswald had been to Jason’s house?
  2.  Some of you have admitted your goal is to try and contest the TM, that’s like handing your padlock to someone who wants to rob you.
  3.  If it isn’t in the database yet you literally have no way to verify this information. 
  4. None of you have stated why you want this information beyond transparency. 
  5. If they filed for a TM they probably consulted with an attorney.
  6. Also ever thought that they may just be humble and don’t want to take credit for something that is meant to be for all of us? I don’t know about you but I’ve noticed they’re not bragging about it as individuals, not on tumblr, not on twitter, not on lchat. Why? Because they’re not pretending to represent us. They are us.
  7. Why is no one freaking out about the ™ on “The Fandom Revolution™” title of @lgbtviewersdeservebetter ? Is it… maybe… because… it’s something ridiculous to freak out about? Really it’s just something that is all around positive. Unless you want to go on a witch hunt and make sure every single person who has participated in this movement doesn’t work for the CW? It’s just such an absurd thing to freak out about. Pretty sure LGBTfans haven’t directly been involved with trends for the last two weeks, they support the trending council over on twitter and that’s it. They aren’t trying to control any of us.
  8. Even if they were trying to appropriate the movement what the hell could they do? They couldn’t do shit about it, they can`t sue any of us who use it under fair use. Plus if they were CW, then you’d be falling right into their trap since you’re focusing and obsessing on a fucking trademark sign instead of planning, organize and brainstorming some additional moves and ways to further our cause. So… congrats, you’ve played yourselves. Like if they are CW then you’re playing into their diversion tactic of obsessing on something so meaningless instead of expending your brain power doing something constructive, and if they aren’t CW (spoiler alert: they aren’t), then you’re just causing more in fighting and once again wasting time being unproductive. 

Lastly I think it is pretty damn obvious why they filed for a TM with the pledge now out. It is a way to protect the image of the movement - do you remember how embarrassing it was for Black Lives Matters people when those two girls crashed the stage at a Bernie Sanders rally wearing BLM shirts? Those girls weren’t officially affiliated with it in any way, but they had to spend a lot of time cleaning up after that mess specifically because they haven’t protected the name.

Which also means that unless they have proof of their involvement with the movement from early on, that TM request will be denied. And guess what that means? That means it cannot be people from the CW and it cannot be people trying to profit off the movement to make a buck. 

With the pledge now around it makes sense that they would want to protect our reputation as a fandom - a socially conscious fandom desirous of real change - as well as protect the signees. It protects us as fans from having our movement stolen by the CW. The TMing associated to the pledge means the CW can never ever fucking claim they came up with it as a ‘genius move to apologise’. It came from us the fandoms, the viewers the public. It is ours.

For those complaining that this wasn’t brought up before… Really? They were clearly working in direct link with showrunners and writers from Saving Hope who likely didn’t want anything to be public until everything was cemented. I would bet my best tit that they were asked to keep quiet about it until everyone was ready to sign an the pledge went live. 

Which by the way is fucking amazing. It’s huge! No it’s not a contract but in some ways it is better. A contract uses the threat of legal repercussions which means your motives for doing things is purely so you don’t get in trouble with the law. It’s a transaction. A pledge on the other hand is a gesture of good faith, you’re instead putting your integrity on the line. You’re offering your word and your word is tied to your reputation and your image as a person, as well as your honesty. No they won’t go to jail if they fuck up, but their future viewerships and future employers probably won’t trust them, and your word is incredibly important in this industry. 

This is literally what we have been working for from the beginning - we now have something tangible to trigger and cement long-term change in the industry regarding the treatment of LGBTQ characters. We are actually getting shit done as a fandom, it’s pretty amazing. So I find it pretty interesting that someone who works in the industry and claims to be fighting for better representation, refuses to sign something that tangibly supports better rep and even offers guidelines on how to do that. I would definitely question this person’s motives and true alignment… are they really working for the movement?

Guess you’ll have to stay tuned to find out.