i already posted this on lj

another fucking ryden masterpost

ok i know we have a lot already but not many are ~complete~ enough ot have been updated recently so yeah! here we go………………………


so as we all know, ryan has a questionable livejournal that he used before panic really became famous. there’s not a whole lot of ryden related stuff in that, but there is some cute stuff 

“duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude write about how… wait, nvm. i suck at this. i suck at life. psh, YOU suck. I HATE YOU! haha you know i love ya’ baby! wednesday. practice. be there or be…GAY!” honestly early 2000′s brendon is a treasure.

and another cute post from his lj (that I dont have the screencap for)

“I love my 3 friends to death. we are going to move out and see the country together playing music. I know it.”
ryan on august 8th. 2004.

well he was right!! because soon after Pete Wentz contacted them to try to sign them. you can read the conversation here but here’s the best part:

Pete Wentz (7:48:06 PM): You guys look good. The chicks gonna be swooning?
Ryan Ross (7:48:38 PM): once we get a keyboard player who can do all of the sampling we want to do it will be alot better too. its like we know how we want to sound, but just finding the right way to do it i guess is what we are working on.
Ryan Ross (7:48:40 PM): hahaha
Ryan Ross (7:48:51 PM): i dont know man, we look alright i guess
Ryan Ross (7:48:57 PM): we look young
Pete Wentz (7:49:42 PM): Youngs not abd at all
Pete Wentz (7:49:47 PM): How does the singiner look
Ryan Ross (7:50:05 PM): dead sexy.
Ryan Ross (7:50:41 PM): he’s no pete wentz. but still

So now, we move to 2006. this is where ryden becomes real as hell.

Ryan and Brendon both were dating scene queens (you can see my posts of Brendon and Audrey here and Ryan and Jac here)

The relationships didn’t last too long, and after the couples split the girls both claimed the boys to to be gay together.

There is also a supposedly leaked conversation between the girls where they again claim that R&B (lol) are gay together.

slamcrashp33n: Hi. How big/small is brendon uries penis.
twiggofviolence: About 4.5 hard
twiggofviolence: I feel bad for him
slamcrashp33n: Dude me too.
twiggofviolence: Lets not start humilating rumors for him?
slamcrashp33n: Ahhahaha no way dude.
twiggofviolence: I trust u
slamcrashp33n: No. I trust youuuuu
twiggofviolence: he always wanted to have butt sex I think he might be
bisexual
twiggofviolence: I wouldn’t let him though
twiggofviolence: That’s gnarly
slamcrashp33n: dude fuck yeah. Don’t let him do the flipover on you.
Right?
twiggofviolence: Fuck no
slamcrashp33n: Fuck yeah.
twiggofviolence: Him and ryan probably do now
twiggofviolence: I honestly think there’s something goin on
slamcrashp33n: Dude I’ve been calling that shit from the beginniing
slamcrashp33n: No one believes me!
twiggofviolence: Me too whenever I was on tour I’d wake up and they
would be sitting in the lounge together alone at like 7am
slamcrashp33n: That’s shady as shit. Did you call him on it back then?
twiggofviolence: Yeah he said there just “best friends” but he’d rather
sleep with ryan in the lounge then me sometimes in his bed
twiggofviolence: Go figure
twiggofviolence: I just thought he couldn’t sleep on the bus but now I’m
like wow..
slamcrashp33n: dude I always thought he used you as a cover up.
twiggofviolence: I wouldn’t be surpised
twiggofviolence: Honestly haha
slamcrashp33n: Wow that’s some traumatizing shit.
slamcrashp33n: Yo do you have a british accent?
twiggofviolence: Haha sucks for him more I’d hate to be fmaous and try
and hide that I’m gay
twiggofviolence: Nah
slamcrashp33n: Dude if he’s gay then he should be proud. Wellll all of
his 11 yr old followers wouldn’t be fans anymore so I guess I see why he
hies it
slamcrashp33n: Hidesss
twiggofviolence: Haha yeha he’s probaly embaressed since all him fans
are so younge they would be confused
slamcrashp33n: They probably wouldn’t even know what gay was
twiggofviolence: True
slamcrashp33n: Dude jac didn’t answer when I asked her about ryan. Do
you know?
twiggofviolence: Hahaha nope no clue
slamcrashp33n: I bet brendon knows hahhaa
twiggofviolence: Oh duh
slamcrashp33n: Okay I’m off. Thanks for the info.
twiggofviolence: Have fun tell everyone u know
twiggofviolence: Haha
slamcrashp33n: Hhhahah yeah I figured you didn’t really care about
humiliating rumors

so that brings us to the most important event in recorded history ever! summer of 2006! 

First off, a ridiculously important interview Greta Salpeter from the Hush Sound did after they toured with panic:

Q: Tell us about your craziest touring experience.

On the 2006 Panic Tour, we played the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach [JUNE 24TH]. After the show, most of the bands and crew walked a mile to the beach and, having not brought our swimsuits, decided to swim in underwear or totally nude. Bob and I opted to skinny dip and, at one point, he was trying to get back to the shore but the waves were crashing over him and he was gasping for breath. I yelled to him, ‘Bob, are you going to live? As much as I want to help you, we are both naked so I can’t.’ (Would have been far too awkward). Thankfully, he survived in one glorious piece. 

The next night, Ryan made this infamous entry on his livejournal:


6-25-06 01:21:28 PDT - (No Subject)

The moon bred new Atlantic life tonight.the salt burned you right out of my eyes.and secrets we’re not proud of were taken with the tide. We were all newborns with blurred vision and no sense of direction.

Today I saw cancer, cigarettes and shortness of breath.
this is why I walk to the ocean.swim with jellyfish.I may never get this chance again.
this is why if you want to kiss you should kiss.
If you want to cry you should cry, and
if you want to live you should live.
You don’t have to love me. You already did. At least enough to keep me smiling from South Carolina to Virginia.it’s for lovers (orjustfriends)
This is why I do it.

Then Dream, one of the dancers who was on tour with them at the time, also wrote this in her journal:

June 24th, 2006
It’s our last night in Florida and let me tell you… this finally turned into a crazy rock tour… lots of shenanigans happened tonight… but I’ll save this story for the memoirs! Every night I stand on stage and tell the crowd that Brendon is a virgin… let’s just put it this way… it ain’t true!!!!

(Here’s a cute video where Brendon looks good as hell and Ryan says he’s no longer a virgin)

Then, the end of summer. Panic play an iconic show at the MTV VMAs at the end of August (a video for anyone who hasn’t seen.) This is where Ryan meets Keltie who becomes his girlfriend for a while.

2007 comes and passes and not a lot happens, as they were away (fucking) in a cabin and writing Pretty. Odd. However, something important did happen!! 

Ryan’s 21st birthday. His party was in New York City

Brendon wasn’t in NYC at the time, he was in rainy Seattle (important!!!). After the party, Ryan flew out to Seattle (apparently not warming Keltie). 

*scooby doo villain voice* and he would’ve gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those darn fan pics!

(I couldn’t find the original picture I’m sorry to whoever this fan, this hero is)

This event is believed to be the inspiration to Northern Downpour (Seattle is rainy and in the north… ryden is real) The song also had the lyrics,

I missed your skin when you were east,

You clicked your heels and wished for me.

Ryan was in the east coast….. anyway………

finally, 2008. Good year for ryden.

First off, here’s something from on Dylan Urie’s (Brendon and Shane’s dog) myspace:

Aug 11, 2008 7:33 PM
Subject:  awaking from summer dreams is never easy,  
Body:  but being awoken makes it so much worse.

as summer comes to an end we lose and gain so much.
summer lovers become part time lovers, then slowly fade to just a simple memory.
maybe it’s not so simple to some of us, though.
maybe we can’t just forget at the first leaf of autumn.
maybe we remember every detail until our last breath of air.
maybe we really aren’t okay when asked.
maybe we’re holding on, as we watch them let go.

sometimes, it is quite apparent that our “significant other” doesn’t feel the same.
we deal, because we know that there has to be something there.

a twinkle in an eye. a shock when we kiss. whatever it is, it’s there.
and maybe one day they’ll notice it too.

you know, i’ve never really liked days off.
they make me think too much.

it’s time to start loving to live, not living to love.
we can only give so much without anything in return.

this was pretty much just something i completely made up because i wanted to say i had a totally awesome summer.
then again, maybe it’s not so fictional for most of us after all?
summer’s almost over kiddos.
time to get back to filling those brains of yours’ with knowledge or maybe just nonsense with a degree.

stay smart,
xo 

You’ll start to notice that in several of both Ryan and Brendon’s lyrics (even now), they repeatedly refer to “living in a dream” or things along that line. (if you look back to the poem posted on Dylan’s myspace, the subject line reads “awaking from summer dreams are never easy.”)

Finally, in March 2008, Pretty. Odd. is released. the most important album of all time. The album had repeated references to the ocean (where ryden supposedly has sex), the summer, and dreams.

Northern Downpour “we should feed our jewelry to the sea
When the Day Met the Night. “in the middle of summer”
Behind the Sea (self explanatory)
Folkin’ Around “Allow me to exaggerate a memory or two Where summers lasted longer than Longer than we do”
She Had the World “Throwing a line out to sea To see if I can catch a dream”
From a Mountain in the Middle of the Cabins “Watch love get strangled by a kite’s cold strings Fall comes early and summer leaves As a storm with the car keys”
She’s a Handsome Woman “Reverie” is another word for dream.
Northern Downpour “If all our life is but a dream”
Behind the Sea “A daydream spills from my corked head”
She Had the World “Throwing a line out to sea to see if I can catch a dream

Also something I noticed as I was looking through these lyrics (I noticed a lot but this is the only one where I’m not reaching too hard) in That Green Gentleman, these are the lyrics:

Little deaths in musical beds.
So it seems I’m someone I’ve never met.

You will only hear these elegant crimes,
Fall on your ears from criminal dimes.
They spill unfound from a pretty mouth. 

The word for orgasm is French translates into “little death.” I interperet the second verse to talking about when Jac and Audrey revealed Ryden, but thats just me.

Another thing that becomes important is references to the sun/moon. Most people consider Brendon to be the sun and Ryan to be the moon. Even today they still talk about this.

Also, there is many instances of Pretty. Odd. lyrics referencing a gay poet, Arthur Rimbaud.

Mas as Rabbits: We must reinvent love.

AR: I don’t like women, love must be reinvented, that’s for certain.

She’s a Hansome Woman: I wasn’t born to be a skeleton

AR: I wasn’t born to be a skeleton.

Behins the Sea: Yes, we’re all too smart to talk to God.

AR: Does he talk to God? Perhaps I myself should go talk to God.

Mad as Rabbits:  Preached the devil in the belfry


Also, just for bonus, I added in two of my fave ryden pictures of all time…..

in which ryans shirt button gets fucked up and Brendon’s shirt comes off… anyway….. here’s another picture (I’m trying to keep this as picture-free as possible because I know it makes it super hard on mobile users)

I am loving Ryan’s Brendon bracelet!

Another random thing: Spencer and Jon did an interview with out.com and had this to say:

Walker: And what’s the problem if Ryan and Brendon were actually dating, you know? There’s not really any problem with that.
Smith: Because they might be.

So now, 2009. The end of Ryden. 

Ryan and Jon left in July and there’s no more ryden. Now, we just have to use songs released by everyone’s side projects to get our Ryden fix (and there is so much……….)

The Young Veins (2010)

CAPE TOWN!: You asked me if I meant everything I said that night, I didn’t./I loved you, I left you, I lost you in Cape Town. (also: the last pre-split panic show was in Cape Town)

Maybe I Will, Maybe I Won’t:  Will you come visit me, finally finding sleep, we’ll swim around in dreams, stay afloat

Everyone But You:  She comes to me when I dream, I’m tired of counting sheep to see her, I sleep because I need her.

Dangerous Blues:  All I do is lie by the ocean side/Even the tide gets high at night.

Lie to the Truth: I know I broke your heart, mine is broken too. Now if we’re even, why are we both blue?

Panic! at the Disco

(2011)

Memories:  When they decided they would try to make it on their own/When July became December, their affection fought the cold. But they couldn’t quite remember, what inspired them to go.

Trade Mistakes:  I may never sleep tonight as long as you’re still burning bright. If I could trade mistakes for sheep, count me away before you sleep. I’ll stay awake till I trade my mistakes or they fade away.

The Calender (confirmed to be about the split):  Put another X on the calendar, summer’s on its deathbed. There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends. And I meant everything I said that night. (last lyrics is a response to Cape Town)

Nearly Witches:  Matching set of marching clocks, the slumbering apparitions that they’ve come to wake up. (clearly referencing behind the sea)

(2013)

Vegas Lights:  Oh, if you only knew what we’ve been up to, I guarantee you’d keep it secret. So give it to me now, we’re lost in a dream now

(2015)

Hallelujah:  The time for being sad is over and you miss him like you miss no other, and being blue is better than being over it. (a response to Ryan’s question in Lie to the Truth)

Ryan Ross (2014)

Where I Belong: I know I should’ve never left, I’d gotten tired of being buried.

Lonely Moonlight: I’m not even going to decipher this the name is enough

So that’s the gist of it! I made this whole thing in five hours and by the time I finished it was 2am so forgive my typos. ryden is real

If there’s something I love it’s hearing people’s book recommendations so today I’m giving you mine!

  • Only Ever Yours - this book is amazing and hardly anyone talks about it. The best way I can describe it is a feminist critique set in a dystopian society. Beware, it is not a happy read, but I do think it’s extremely eye-opening and something everyone should read.
  • Carry On - sort of a spin off of Fangirl (but not really) and kind of a Harry Potter rip off (but not really). The characters are lovable and the universe is actually pretty interesting in spite of being based off of HP. And the fluff. All the fluff.
  • We Were Liars – this is a mystery that starts with Cady going back to her family’s vacation island and meeting up with her childhood friend group, the Liars. May possibly make you flip a table. Also E. Lockhart’s writing style sets the pace for this novel so well. So much said in such few words.
  • The Darkest Minds – superpowers, concentration camps and a roadtrip, need I say more? It’s fast-paced, interesting and the heroine actually has a personality.
  • Vicious (actually all of VE Schwab’s books but let’s start here) - this book tells the story of the rivalry between two (super)villans. The superpower-holders are complex and the constant POV switch just makes the story a lot more interesting ALSO IT’S GETTING A SEQUEL AND I’M DYING
  • One of Us is Lying - a high school murder mystery à la PLL. The characters and the amount of development they go through alone make this read worthwhile.
  • The Raven Boys – if you haven’t heard about these books have you been living under a rock?, I promise you, you’ve never read anything like them  It’s technically about a boy looking for a ancient Welsh king but the characters make it so much more than that and also it’s just so atmospheric and aesthetic?
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - aka a vampire book done right. The plot and situation is extremely believable and despite being a standalone, the world is well developed. Also the romance is so not in your face that you can just ignore it {but you won’t want to tbh).
  • Kill The Boy Band – hilarious commentary on fangirl culture that takes an unexpected turn (fine maybe not so unexpected). It’s short, fast-paced and if you’ve ever participated in fangirl culture (who hasn’t?),you’ll relate so much.
  • No Good Deed – written by the same author as Kill The Boy Band and equally as great. Follows a summer camp for young activists who, after a competition for a juicy prize is announced, begin sabotaging each other. If you’ve spent more than two minutes on Tumblr, the constant parody of extreme social justice should resonate with you.
  • Ready Player One – a scavenger hunt set in a virtual reality. The world is fascinating and well crafted and the plot’s sense of urgency will keep you turning the pages. (Also I just did a review on it if you want to know more).
  • The 5th Wave - the real selling point of this book is how it makes you second guess yourself until the very end. Also the main character’s sarcasm and sense of humor is on point. Yes it’s about an alien invasion but who cares.

Two recommendations that are probably not for everybody

  • Pretty Little Liars (yep the books) - if you like really immersive and realistic writing with well developed characters that deal with relatable problems, you will love these books. Also it’s an actual well-woven mistery with real answers, not a total tease like the TV show, and it delves much deeper into issues that the show shies away from. But beware, there are like 20 books in the series.
  • All of LJ Smith’s books ALL OF THEM. If you like your supernatural YA romance, these will be your jam. I specially recommend the Night World series (I’d actually say start with the second one and once you’re hooded read the first one), the Dark Visions trilogy and The Forbidden Game. Skip The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries if you’re not into slow reads.

Also!! Please give me book recs (put them in the tags if you want to, I’ll be reading them)!! it’s not like I already have a ridiculous TBR.

Thank you @nasa-hopeful for encouraging me to post this (it’s like eight months late but better late?)

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okay so this is a post to ask whether anyone would be interested in participating in a Borderlands Big Bang? If you don’t know what a Big Bang is, they were a big thing back in the LJ days; basically, it was a collab between writers and artists. Authors would write a long fic, usually with a minimum of like 20k words, and the artist would draw art to accompany the fic.

We’d probably lower the minimum to 15k, and the time to write would roughly be 5-6 months. So yeah gauging interest here, would anyone want to be apart of that? 

anonymous asked:

Can we get a ryden timeline... xx (love the blog)

thank you anon xo, and I can do a Ryden timeline and edit: I took the readmore out because it doesn’t work on mobile so sorry this is going to be lengthy, and I apologize, some of the stuff I’m gonna say I can not find the articles or pictures to back myself up.

I think I’m gonna do this timeline by year 

2004/2006

Ryan and Jac, Brendon and Audrey

  -So back in like the wee baby days of Panic! Ryan and Brendon both dated a couple of “scene queens’ (oh early 00′s) and I wouldn’t mention it but there are sceenshots of conversations between the two girls saying stuff like “Oh your boyfriend turned mine gay.” and a few other things about the boys having a thing.

Ryan’s Livejournal

-Here’s the tumblr post all of his entries are on, seriously give them a read in your freetime

-he’s deleted the account, so :(. Like right after the Myrtle Beach stuff but that is the next thing

-So his livejournal, full of teenage angst, the early developments of songs from fever, vague relationship posts, great banter between him and brendon including:

-I apologize there are a few other things of them interacting on lj but I can’t fine any screenshots or anything of them

Kerrang! Slow Dancing article

-So basically in a December 2006 issue of Kerrang! they put in an article and I quote  “Urie and Ross crack up as they slow-dance together through the heaving dressing room, belting out ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’ by fellow Las Vegas quartet The Killers as they glide through the crowd.”

-Don’t believe me here’s a pic of the article with that paragraph circled, super hard to read, but it’s there

Myrtle Beach

-Shit gets sexy here (like literally)

-So the myrtle beach lore is what I would call 1/3 of the huge Ryden lore stories

-Basically after a show Panic! and their crew all went skinny dipping in Myrtle Beach

-In some interview or another I’m pretty sure one of the backup dancers on tour implied that they fucked. 

-Ryan wrote this livejournal entry about the night:

Sun, Jun 25 2006

The moon bred new Atlantic life tonight.the salt burned you right out of my eyes.and secrets we’re not proud of were taken with the tide. We were all newborns with blurred vision and no sense of direction.

Today I saw cancer, cigarettes and shortness of breath.

this is why I walk to the ocean.swim with jellyfish.I may never get this chance again.

this is why if you want to kiss you should kiss.

If you want to cry you should cry, and

if you want to live you should live.

You don’t have to love me. You already did. At least enough to keep me smiling from South Carolina to Virginia.it’s for lovers (orjustfriends)

This is why I do it.

-and then promptly deleted his lj account shortly after that

2007/2009

Seattle 

-Seattle is already a significant place for Ryan as noted by this livejournal post:

Mon, Feb 6 2006

lay like lions in the sand..

one day we’ll settle in Seattle.

-But back to what this is really for (also totally copy and pasting this from my seattle post yesterday)

-Ryan turned 21 Pete Wentz  threw his party at one of his clubs in NYC, none of the other Panic! were 21 yet so they were already in seattle for the next show they were playing. 

^^^ Ryan @ his bday party,  -But anyways sometime during that night Ryan left his birthday party to fly out to Seattle, and was spotting in a resturant with Brendon, and a fan reconized them and got a picture which is here (sorry she’s blurred out I can’t find one not like that.)

-So yeah our boy left is own bday party to be with Brendon and wrote a song about it ( more on that in the next section) 

 -Ryan and Brendon also did an interview together around that same time where Ryan was still wearing the outfit from his B-day party and Brendon was wearing what he wore in that picture with a fan. Link to that interview: Here

Pretty.Odd

-2ish years since fever

-How much detail so I gotta go into here? That album was gay as fuck.

- It’s lengthy so I won’t go into depth but this entire album is basically about a summer love, more specifically the two people in love (Ryan and Brendon since this is a Ryden thing) Who use “the sun” and “the moon” to refer to eachother. It’s up for debate who’s who. And i’m not going to get into it

-Most notably is the lyric “We must reinvent love.” From Mad as Rabbits which is quoting a poem by a gay man about how since he doesn’t like women love must be reinvented

Northern Downpour (yeah I had to give this it’s own section)

 -This is a song on pretty.odd is heavily suspected to be about that night in Seattle, including lyrics such as “I missed your skin when you we’re East, you clicked your heels and wished for me.” (Ryan was in NYC which is east of Seattle), along with Seattle is rainy and in the North of the US.

-Ryan told Brendon to pay special attention to the lyric “I know the world’s a broken bone, but melt your headaches call it home.” and that is the lyric he got chocked up on playing it post-split

-Also during the Live in Chicago performance Brendon sings “Northern Downpour sends it’s love-” and then adds in and “I love you.” Right after.

Cape Town

-Pain, sadness

-No one knows what the fuck happened (aside from those involved)

-Cape Town, South Africa is where the last Panic! show with Ryan and Jon in the band played. It’s shady, and what is know is that Ryan and Brendon were not getting along to the point where they could stand to be in the same room together so Ryan and Jon left and created The Young Veins. 

- The Young Veins just so happen to have a song called Cape Town

-There’s a lot of speculation about said song being about Ryden and the band split (wrapped up into a metaphor about a girl). Mostly because the song is about a lost love. (in cape town.)

-Another large reason this is a very significant place in Ryden lore would be the lyric comparisons from the song Cape Town by The Young Veins, and a few songs off of Vices & Virtues. Most notably. From Cape Town: “Woke me in the morning asked me if I meant it, I didn't”. And from The Calendar (A song confirmed to be about the panic! split): “And I meant everything I said that night”

-The V&V bonus track the song Bittersweet has the lyric: “I’ve been to Tokyo, and to South Africa so many places that you may say I’ve seen it all”. Cape Town is in South African, not hard to make a connect about the two. And that concludes today’s lesson on the mystery of Cape Town.

Post-Split bits and peaces

-The Young Veins went off and wrote an album all about regret called Take A Vacation!

-Brendon and Spencer went on and released Vices & Virtues which is full of salt and bitterness. Salty Breakup album. 

-Ryan and Brendon parallel lyrics to eachother and I reccomend doing research on it or shooting me an ask and I’ll talk about it. 

And that is a timeline of Ryden 2004-2011ish. Feel free to ask me for more post breakup stuff (like Halloween, or the whole ‘they were cool after the split to now they rarely talk’ ) This is just getting lengthy but I will answer more questions on it

anonymous asked:

Hey Sam, I'm trying to delete my LJ, but when I log in it asks me to accept the new terms of service. When I hit "not now" it automatically logs me out. I'm not really sure what to do here. :( Is there a way to delete without agreeing? Or do I have to bite the bullet and hope deleting afterwards will do the trick?

It depends on what you mean by “do the trick”, I guess. 

You have to accept the TOS in order to delete. There’s no way around it. Possibly if you use a posting client like Semagic, which was already logged in, you could go through Semagic’s archive and delete each post by hand. I don’t use Semagic anymore so I don’t know. But basically, yes, you have to accept the TOS in order to delete. You also have to accept it in order to give Dreamwidth access to it to back it up. 

But the TOS is only legitimate on Livejournal, so it’s not like you’re making some kind of deal with the government or something. I’m not a lawyer so I can’t speak to whether Russian law is even applicable to non-Russian users in this case, and I also can’t speak to whether the TOS is voided by the deletion of your journal. (I’m assuming you’re not Russian.) I know that when I accepted the TOS in order to be able to log Dreamwidth in for backing up my journal, nothing happened other than I got access to my blog back. 

I guess the question is: what are you concerned accepting the TOS will cause to happen? Are you concerned you’ll be put on some kind of registry? The TOS has just been put in place, but a Russian-based company has owned LJ for years – if they were going to put people on a registry for posting stuff against Russia’s censorship rules, it’s already happened. Also, they’re not looking for small fry; this kind of stuff is meant to justify the arrest of people who are agitating against the state or promoting activities the state disagrees with. LJ was formerly (may be still, I don’t keep up) a huge platform for Russian political activists. This is aimed at them, not at fandom. Fandom needs to GTFO of LJ for sure, but fans just being fans, that’s not the target (yet). The idea is to get out before we become one. 

Also remember that there are strictures on the TOS itself – most of what is threatened in the legalese only applies if you have more than 3000 hits per day, so the average person probably doesn’t need to worry in the immediate sense (I might, and ohnotheydidnt definitely does, but most people don’t get 3000 hits on their livejournal in a single day). 

Should we still be concerned that LJ is doing this? Absolutely. In political terms, in terms of supporting the Russian people who deal with this bullshit all the time, it’s super worrying and upsetting. In personal terms, in terms of our safety as non-Russian users of the site, I don’t think just accepting the TOS is dangerous, as long as you’re getting off the site shortly thereafter. 

I guess the TLDR is that you have to accept the TOS in order to delete, but there are thousands of people accepting the TOS right now, and we are small fry compared to the people the TOS is actually designed to target. Once you delete, the TOS realistically doesn’t matter anymore as far as I am aware. (Readers feel free to comment or reblog with more nuanced understanding of this situation; remember not to send asks, since I don’t respond to asks sent in response to other asks.) 

So without being an international internet lawyer, my advice is to accept it, go in, back up your journal if you need to, delete it, and then take a deep breath and have a snack. And the next time you read about Russian politics, remember how scared you feel right now and have empathy for people who are struggling to create change there.

this is prefect non fiction fiction.
oh look what i found. this evening,while cleaning. i found your diary. it doesn’t get any better than this. this is the scalp off the head of your worst enemy. just what were you thinking?leave it to me. i’ll write your life. displeasing things.i’ve already started on some of the bigger events.wedding days..the part where i can’t figure out why i can’t seem to just forget you completely.every word i write will be the truth about how and why you threw me away. things that you’d only find deep inside someones diary. and when i fill all the pages i’ll send it back your way. you know, just to see what you think.
—  ryan ross livejournal may 18th, 2005 x

Okay, update time (again).

My lack of activity is for a few reasons: 

  • it’s the first full week of my new teaching job
  • I’m in a bit of a drama slump (again) 
  • and I just binge-watched Father is Strange this past week because I was too tired after work to do anything productive

So it goes.

Eventually I’ll catch up on my variety shows, Manhole, and Live up to Your Name…but right now I’m going to fill up my queue again. 

In the meantime, does anyone have recs for dramas like Father is Strange? I realized I had fun with it because of the Mi Young/Joong Hee slowburn romance (not for the faux-incest, tho), and it reminded me a lot of Smile, You. I skipped the plot lines I didn’t care for but I like the pacing in those kinds of shows. 

Thanks in advance, and I promise I’ll be more active soon! Thanks everyone for sticking with me despite my random absences! ^^

Say hi to one of the only clowns that doesn’t scare the bejesus outta me.  Here’s a small Laughing Jack.

The fate of Livejournal and Dreamwidth

I just visited LJ to fix my header, which Photobucket disabled for reasons discussed before. 

Besides the header, pretty much everything I ever posted to that journal no longer works. The same goes for my Dreamwidth CC site, Simlish Creations, who was already broken because Esnips and Mediafire (my former CC hosting sites) are now obsolete.

I fixed the header in both places, but I am seriously considering deleting Simlish Creations and resetting my journal. It’s not like anyone visits LJ anymore and I only use it to browse OhNoTheyDidn’t.

The only thing stopping me from deleting Simlish Creations is that it would break old links on sites like Garden of Shadows or the Default Database. I’d really hate to be *that Simmer*, although in reality all my stuff is still safe and sound in my Tumblr.

As for LJ, the only thing holding me back is that it would be the final nail to my old Legacy’s coffin. 

I like LiveJournal. I always loved the interactive side of it.  The fact that it is also a permanent account helps as well. If I reset it, I would like to make good use of it. Perhaps something Sims related. Perhaps not. It would be something for me essentially. I actually feel like talking to myself when I update it.

What should I do?

anonymous asked:

any rlly good frerard fics you know of that are really well written? i've been trying to find some that i haven't already read but they all seem to be written by inexperienced writers if you get what i mean

i suggest going for older fics….search frerard reclist livejournal tbh…..lj had the best fics…all the best fics on ao3 were originally posted to lj….find a good author and just read their entire masterlist

clarantino-deactivated20150620  asked:

I've read most of the orange/white fics on ao3 and fanfictiondotnet. Do you know any more obscure ones?

As a whole, LJ and Dreamwidth have the best fics outside of Ao3 I never have any luck with FF.net its time is over.

The Reservoir Dogs Kink Meme (linking straight to the fills post for ease): http://resdog-kink.dreamwidth.org/1533.html literally the majority of the fics here are golden

Creamsicle: http://orange-white.livejournal.com/

Toothpick Bitchslap (not a whole lot here but): http://igotcha.livejournal.com/

General Reservoir Dogs Fic: http://resdog-fic.livejournal.com/

As far as my personal favorite non-Ao3/FF.net fics go:

The fic that I already posted, just for neatness’ sake: http://resdog-kink.dreamwidth.org/1225.html

These are really really great vignettes I literally reread these on the regular they’re great: http://thisismsmercy.livejournal.com/8231.html

This gr9 Groundhog Day-esque AU: http://resdog-kink.dreamwidth.org/1225.html?thread=293577#cmt293577 (p1) http://resdog-kink.dreamwidth.org/1225.html?thread=293833#cmt293833 (p2)

I could probably find more but there are a lot and I can’t think of them off the top of my head really just go through the communities they are an Adventure happy hunting friend

2016/17 OP Big Bang FAQ and Schedule

Welcome to the 2016-17 One Piece Big Bang! To those of you who took part last year - welcome back! To those of you who are new, good luck and welcome to the fun.

The event will run similarly to last year’s. Please make sure you read this post through even if you participated last year, as it gives you the schedule of the event and might answer some questions you have.


So. What is a big bang!?
A Big Bang is a fandom event where writers work on a long piece fanfiction and artists collaborate with them to produce art based on that story.

How do I sign up? What accounts do I need?
Any account! Sign ups will be through google forms so you don’t need to have a tumblr or fanfiction or whatever. As long as you have one account somewhere that I can contact you (and hopefully where you will post!) and sign up with that name, that’s it really.

The form will be simple and ask questions like your user name and site for that name, your email (I will need this to be able to contact you with important event information), etc. Once I receive your sign up, I will send you a confirmation within 48hrs. If you do not receive this confirmation then please sign up again to be safe!

Okay so when can I sign up?
Sign ups will be open from the 5th October to the 30th November for writers, and from the 5th October to the 31st December for artists. Late entries need to be discussed with me, but within reason I let people join slightly out of the time set down.

What do I HAVE to create to take part?
There will be two tiers - a mini bang which will be for stories between 15,000 words and 24,000 words and a big bang that is 25,000 words or more. You do not have to decide right away which tier you will fall into (we all know stories grow!), but I’d like to know towards the end of the process so that posting isn’t too overwhelming.

Stories must be completed works and new works that can stand alone without needing another story to understand what’s going on. You’re welcome to write a sequel/prequel/companion story though as long as it is still understandable alone. When posting, works must be posted on at least one website as completed works.

For artists, you will have to create a minimum of one piece of art based on a fic of your choosing. Anonymous summaries will go up January time and you can choose the story you’d like to work on. Authors will be asked to provide a few paragraphs for the selection process so that artists can get a feel for the story.

Traditional art, digital art, fanvids, graphics and manips are all accepted as pieces of art. Other forms of art (for example fanmixes) may be used, but they count as accompanying pieces and not as full artwork.

What can I create for this Big Bang?
Anything, as long as it is related to One Piece. Any pairing/no pairing, genre, crossover, fusion, etc. is allowed as long as the focus is on One Piece and its characters. OCs are also allowed, again as long as One Piece characters are the main focus (OC/Charater pairings are completely fine!)

Can I write more than one story?
Yes, as long as they all follow the event’s rules. Artists are allowed to create art for more than one fic as well, though secondary clamings won’t open up until every artist has received a fic.

Can I sign up as an artist and a writer?
Of course! Just keep in mind the deadlines and be aware that it might be a lot of work for you.

I already have an artist/writer who wants to work with me - can I still sign up?
Yes! In the sign up form, it will ask if you already have a partner for this event and you’re more than welcome to have already chosen someone. Both parties will still need to sign up, though you won’t go through the matching process like the others.

Where will works be posted?
That is entirely up to you. You can host your works on lj, deviantart, dw, tumblr, fanfiction.net, AO3 or any other platform you wish. A masterpost will be posted on both the livejournal and tumblr for this event so that everyone can be linked to your works.

Can I post snippets of my work before the posting date?
I’m afraid not. You can share your work with your partner and you’ll need to send your work to the mod for later check ins, but please refrain from posting WIPs or snippets otherwise.

What happens if I need to drop out?
Please inform the mod asap. No one wants anyone to drop out, but sometimes it does happen and we all need to know asap!


What is the schedule?
Please be aware that the schedule does change sometimes so this is a rough guide more than set in stone.  

October 5th
- Sign ups open!

November 30th
- Writer Sign Ups Close

December 31st
- Artist Sign Ups Close

January 1st-January 7th
- Mandatory Writer Check in and Submission of Anonymous Summaries

January 10th (tbc)
- Anonymous story summaries posted for artists to view

January 11th+ (tbc)
- Artist/Writer Matching

January 31st
- Artist/Writer Check In

March 21st - 27th
- Final Mandatory Check in for Artists/Writers. Posting dates will also be allocated at this time

April 1st
- Go Live!

What do I do now?
Please promote the event and make sure you’re familiar with the rules. 

If you have any questions, please ask away either on the lj, tumblr or at onepiecebigbang@gmail.com Please follow the tumblr account to make sure you keep up to date with the latest event news.

Friendly Reminder #4 :)

Another beautiful reminder and refresher to all you out there that Jim Beaver (Bobby) on Supernatural has posted and been reading Spn_Gossip for years.

Back Story: Jim posted a photo of Jared and Jensen on set, and management or someone told him to take down the photo’s. So Jim deleted the tweets, and then went online and asked people to delete the photo’s as well.

Then Jim went to over to Spn_Gossip….

Photo’s/Proof Below:

(And this second screen shot below is my favorite, because here is where Jim admits to reading Spn_Gossip for years. (If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have mentioned this several times before.) I seriously don’t know why he’d ever admit that. Why would he admit to reading a site/com FOR YEARS that talks about how the J’s are both GAY and in a relationship with one another.)

(Now, you’r probably thinking: “That wasn’t Jim, anyone could have posted on/signed under his name…” Well, it get’s even better. Jim then went onto Twitter to confirm it was him that posted on Spn_Gossip aka Live Journal.)

(In this second screen shot of his tweet. Jim wants to let everyone know that he doesn’t have a LJ account…. Not that it matters lol, he already dug himself in a gigantic hole.)

Thanks Jim for these fantastic memories, I appreciate it!

Xoxo

- K

Rinharu Mook Drama AU Live Translation (Completed!)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fI_M3uBNwaXmcgTbKcDSjwt3CyG_B_rd_JjXaycsZTY/edit?usp=sharing

  • please don’t repost, obvious I’ll be doing this live and rushed so there will probably be mistakes
  • After I’m done, I bet they will be 2376545 other translations on tumblr already so I won’t post it on tumblr and only share it on LJ privately
  • If you retranslate/reference my translation, I’d love to know about it. Credit will also be appreciated ^^

Thank you for joining me!

Scanned by sunyshore 

anonymous asked:

Deedee, I'm the Amaryll's cardigan request person. I can't attach a link so: it's from on 29th April 2014. (on her LJ)The post is called A very happy dump. And if you've forgotten what I wanted, it was a preggo morph.

Hi! Oh, I know this one, I’ve converted it to other ages before! And I quickly checked the mesh in milkshape - it already has a pregmorph! :)

So I have a bunch of Ai Love Love’s Mello fan art that’s been on my hard drive since like 2009, however their yaplog site that I had originally saved it from is now defunct and all a reverse google image search came up with were posts from 2012 on what appears to be a russian equivalent to lj and pinterest boards.

What’s the general consensus on posting such fan art without a way to link back to the artist or ask them permission to post? Is it understood that if you’re still mattxmello trash in 2k17 you already know who Ai Love Love is anyways?

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you had any fic recs for beginners in Inception fandom? Not just ~essentials~ but... hmmmmm... fics that can be read based on the movie itself, or using the movie as a springboard into fandom? Any pairing including Gen (pref Arthur/Eames) and only if you have the time!

SOOOO this post is super late because I just found it in my drafts. I’m sorry, anon! I hope this is still vaguely useful to you or someone else!

Back when the fandom was very new and shiny I made this post as a “starter” list for people new to the fandom who were wondering which pairing direction they wanted to go. But since you already know you want A/E fic, and since that post is very old, I will try my best at giving you some more. 

Here are a few really solid fics that play with the main tenets of the film. Most of these are gen-ish with hints of Arthur/Eames if not A/E as the main focus:

  • Amazing Grace by Airgiodslv. In which Mal was right and the “real” team works to go under to perform inception in order to wake up Dom Cobb.
  • OH&S by fahye. In which Yusuf schools everyone on proper IV insertion, for the love of god. :D
  • Unclaimed luggage and Unscheduled Departures by psocoptera. In which the Inception team realizes, following the movie, that none of them can leave the airport. (This sounds traumatic but this fic is actually wonderfully bright, whimsical, and hopeful.)
  • A Dream You Dream Together is Reality by lady_ragnell, in which Philippa has to grow up knowing her parents had a projection version of her and James, and that her mother didn’t think she was the “real” daughter.
  • The Delphini Trials by 8611. Philippa grows up and leads the rebellion when Arthur goes Ed Snowden and dreamshare goes public. Just fucking brilliant.

And here are a few mainstays that all have Arthur/Eames as the main focus of the fic:

  • Antimony by Jibrailis. What happens after they go legit.
  • Towards Zero by mirabella. Staggering A/E backstory fic exploring the risks of getting too close to your own projection. 
  • In Our Line of Work by enjambment. In which Arthur wakes up and realizes that the last ten years of his life were a dream.
  • Burn Brighter by redcat512. Long, subtle fic exploring the ins and outs of dreamshare, and the ins and outs of Arthur and Eames falling in love, over the years. 

Really, though, this is a super-intimidating request for me because the fandom is so large and nearly every fic is so amazing and worth reading, and it’s really, really easy to jump from the movie to the fandom, so without a more focused idea of what you’re looking for, my recs might be a little all over the place. 

I basically just want to say you should go read at least one fic by all of these authors (please also note this is not some kind of definitive list because every author in this fandom is amazing, these are all just the people i think of when i think ‘favorite arthur/eames authors’ and i will undoubtedly immediately leave out a ton of people, so, you know, basically you really can’t go wrong with any of the authors i will put under the cut:

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Hogwarts AU
  • You will see these fics in other masterlists.
  • 
The info I write for the fics are from the authors post.

  • If a link or something isnt working, bring it to my attention.
  • 
If there isnt a masterlist already out there, and you’d like to see one, you can request and I’ll see if there is enough fics out there for it. If not I will create a mini masterlist (a list with less than six fics).
  • If you’d like to submit a fic to a masterlist, send in a ask and tell me the title and author please.

Here is another masterlist that LJ ( @lostmyflamingsword ) helped me put together, go and follow her!

masterlists are always being updated!


Fic Count: 5

Title: Magis Quam Dei  BY MoodyPinkGlitter
Summary:
Blue Sargent doesn’t want friends. Blue wants to get out of her tiny wizarding village and see the world, muggle and magical alike. But keeping your head down and finding your escape isn’t quite as simple as all that when the sorting hat starts warbling about a powerful awakening of an old legend and you end up being caught up in a whirlwind of a quest to find something ‘more than a god’ by a group of boys with questionable authority on the subject.
Words: 7k WIP Warnings: referenced child abuse

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Second Thoughts (shortfic)

“I don’t get it,” Plagg said as they gazed out over Paris from atop the Eiffel tower. “You wanted to date Ladybug. Now you’ve got a date with Ladybug. What’s the big deal?”

“Well, first of all, I feel like I’m lying to her,” Adrien said.

“How? She wanted a date with Adrien Agreste and you’re Adrien Agreste.”

“Yeah, but I’m also Chat Noir. It’s going to take a lot of deception to keep those two distinct.”

“She’s the one who insists on following the rules. I’m sure she’d understand,” Plagg said.

“And then there’s just…why does she like Adrien?” Adrien said. “Do we know each other in civilian life? Is she someone I’ve overlooked, ironically because I’m so obsessed with Ladybug…or is she…just a fan. One of these adoring fangirls who don’t actually know a thing about me beyond that I’m cute and what’s written in the pages of the fashion magazines? I always figured she’d have more taste than that, but…” he sighed. “I don’t know. I just don’t know.”

“You have very high standards, you know that?”

“I should hope so. Quick, hide; I think I hear someone coming.”

Plagg hid in Adrien’s shirt and Adrien acted casual.

Ladybug landed on the platform beside him. “Hey.”

“H-hey,” Adrien said.

Ladybug walked past him and stared out at the city. “There is nothing I’d like to do more than grabbing you by the waste and taking you on a rooftop tour of this city.”

“But…”

“But this is a mistake,” Ladybug said.

“What? Why?”

“Chat Noir and I haven’t revealed our secret identities to anyone, not even each other, you know that?”

As a matter of fact Adrien had known that, but he said nothing.

“There’s a reason for that. The whole point of having secret identities is to keep the people we love safe and anonymous. All it takes is one paparazzo snagging a picture of us making out on a rooftop, and then every villain with a grudge against me will be gunning for you. Even if dating as Ladybug doesn’t violate the letter of the rules, it violates the spirit of them. I’m sorry. I let my own desires get in the way of what was the right thing to do–”

“Can you give me a hint? Like a codeword we could use if we ever meet up in civilian life so that I know I’m talking to the love of my life?”

“Sorry. Like I said, I haven’t even told Chat who I am. That would be tremendously unfair, don’t you think, to keep my identity secret from my partner but give it out to some boy?”

“Oh, for–Plagg, claws out!” Adrien transformed into Chat Noir. “There, now you won’t be being a hypocrite and you’d only be be giving your secret identity out to one person. I felt kind of skeevy about keeping this from you while we were dating, anyway. …Um, Ladybug?”

“That was so hot.”

“Heh.”

“I mean, holy shit! Chat? You’re Adrien? Why are you–the rules–”

“Screw the rules. I need to know who you are behind that mask.”

“Oh, God–the poem.”

“So it was you who sent me–nevermind that right now. Ladybug please. I need to know why you’re into me. I need to know that I’m more than a pretty face you saw in a magazine one day.”

“You’re trying to guilt me into revealing my secret identity, aren’t you?”

“I don’t know, maybe–but it’s true.”

Ladybug sighed. “This is a mistake.” She transformed into Marinette.

“Marinette?” Chat Noir said. “I can’t believe–oh my God.” He moved in to kiss her.

Marinette put a hand to his chest. “First get out of that ridiculous catsuit, loverboy.”

“Well, this thing does have a zipper, but don’t you think that’s going a bit fast?”

Marinette gave him a dirty look, and he transformed into Adrien.

“Let’s catch a movie or something,” said Marinette.

“There’s this really great milkshake place I like to visit when I want to cheat on my diet…”

[My contribution to Ladrien June, day 10–insecurities. Would also work for day 14 and possibly day 15. What, did you think all my contributions would be comedy?]

[Posting early because it occurs to me that it’s already tomorrow in Japan. From now on I’m rules lawyering and posting the second the proper day begins…in New Zealand. Mwa-ha-ha.]