i bet tumblr did this

Horoscopes
  • Aries: You have much in common with...a tree. A sadness that no one can see or understand; communication only through silence and wind. Skin made of wood. The way you collect sustenance through roots buried in soil. You are very very much like a tree. Almost impossible to tell the difference.
  • Taurus: Today is the day that you change everything! Oh, I'm sorry, I misspoke, I'm sorry. Let me try that again, okay? Today is the day that everything changes you! You will be completely unrecognizable. Yeah, that's it, there you go.
  • Gemini: How scared are you of centipedes, Gemini? I mean, no reason. The stars are just asking. Like...are you super, super scared, because I can't say for sure, but you're pretty brave...right? Like, you could handle a couple of centipedes. You could handle...a bunch of centipedes, right Gemini? No reason, I'm just asking.
  • Cancer: Today is an excellent day for you to demand a promotion, to approach the one that you've been secretly thinking about for years, to try your hand at that new hobby that you are considering. Unfortunately, it is a terrible day for getting that promotion, having that person say yes, and not injuring yourself badly on a power sander. But you should at least feel great about the attempt!
  • Leo: There's just a thick green smudge here, and the word, “Cryptotoxicology”? So I guess that's a good thing, right?
  • Virgo: Now, wait. There are still some of you left? How did you survive the great culling of Virgos that swept through—oh you know what, I'm sorry. That's not til next week. Sorry, I got confused there. Oh yeah, today looks very good for you Virgo. Maybe use this lovely day to get all your affairs in order, just a thought.
  • Libra: All your dreams will come true today! Or...I mean...one of them will. You know that recurring dream where you're chased through a house that seems like your own but it isn't quite, by a swarm of bees that you can't see even though you totally know that they're there? Well, it's not that recurring dream...it's the other one. And I am so, so sorry.
  • Scorpio: Your arms look weird, and your face is a natural irritant. And your personality leaves MUCH to be desired. The principle desire being your immediate absence. YOU DISGUST ME STEVE CARLSBER—I mean...Scorpios? Ugh. Scorpios, right?
  • Sagittarius: Buy a tourniquet. The best that money can buy.
  • Capricorn: Today's lucky number is...Imaginary! But coincidentally, so are you, and your entire experience of the world.
  • Aquarius: You wanna make some money fast? I dunno, rob somebody. Commit fraud. There's lots of ways.
  • Pieces: YOU'VE JUST WON ANOTHER BRAND NEW CAR! You stare bleakly at your home filled with stacks upon stacks of new cars, occupying every possible space at impossible angles. Today's brand new car is wheeled in, and as you feel its bulk pressing up against you, taking the last bit of your home that has still been yours to live in, you feel tears hot upon your cheeks. Congratulations on your prize.
  • Did I spend half an hour transcribing the WTNV The Librarian horoscopes just for a Tumblr chat post? You bet your ass I did

reasons why people don’t message you back right away even though you can see that they posted on tumblr (and maybe even answered someone else!):

  • they save their messages for last and haven’t even looked yet.
  • you’ve written a very long message and they want to reply to it when they have time to write back a long message.
  • you’ve written a very nice message and they want to reply to it when they have time to be properly thankful.
  • you’ve written something that prompted a story or longer explanation and they want to reply to it when they have time to truly let the ramblebug take them.
  • they are on mobile/not their own computer and only respond to messages privately when they know their x-kit outbox will work (lest they lose the flow of conversation).
  • they are taking a brief break from writing/work but aren’t letting themselves look at messages (because they are supposed to be writing/working and no, they aren’t actually on tumblr. not really.)
  • they are a little emotionally drained and can’t talk to people at the moment, but they still enjoy reblogging stuff.
  • they’re hands/fingers/any injury they may have is flaring up after spending a day typing for whatever reason.
  • they dislike answering all asks at once and would rather spread them through out the day.

Note: It is NOT because they hate you, think you are annoying, or are trying to be rude. I PROMISE IT’S NOT.

Riot gave up on Lore

//Another event is approaching, Bilgewater: Burning Tides (To be honest, I’m not sure why would the tides be… burning?)

Note, this is just my personal opinion, I wanted to share it with you.

I wasn’t content with the last two events, the Freljord and Shurima events. They were, well, flashy. They had some very nice artwork tied to them, some shiny videos, heralds, graphics, whatever. I liked the look of that a lot. But when it comes to the lore those events brought, it was bad. Maybe just Ashe got some character development, the rest got completely destroyed. Retconned to a few sentences.

The Great Retcon hit me in the face and I realized all those great stories with the Institute of War, Journal of Justice and Judgments were thrown into rubbish.

But, Riot said those short “lores” were just intros to their real new lores, when the tech issues get resolved, they’ll publish them.

Unfortunately, I still won’t be interested in reading even a 100 page-long story about a giant scorpion guardian somewhere in Shurima. I really liked Skarner as a vanguard of his people, where the Brakern were both created and threatened to be eradicated by the Summoners of the Institute of War.

Riot is doing all this to the lore because they are planning the future of it, which they say will be very good; unfortunately, it’s obvious what they’re aiming for - a fantasy land where you can just insert any overpowered character from whichever story, and that’s that. Just look at the last.. dozen of champions. What the hell does a giant fish-devourer have to do with a spirit of vengeance, or a magical-space-sack of stars that just whistles and does things nobody understands. Everyone has a Dark and Mysterious past ™ and all of them are one-dimensional characters with one jump-hook.

even Ekko: his comic was very nicely done. The drawings are amazing. But tell me that wasn’t the hundredth time you’ve read a story where a street kid looses his friend, then has to decide whether to go for revenge, or stay with his dying friend. Just throw in a useless time machine. That’s it: he has one hook: he’s loyal to his friends and we all go “awww”. Even Riot’s explanation, “he made the Z-drive himself, he’s so smart :)” is lame. There is no way an uneducated child could make something our physics doesn’t even allow, with only material… he could have found on the street. No way. He’s the classical example of “overbuffed character just for the sake of epicness”, designed to be sold for money. I bet each and every person here on Tumblr could have (or already did) imagined a better backstory for Ekko. I’m certain Narrative at Riot could have as well. But they’re told not to write better, deeper stories, because that’s just the company’s plan. They have to write overblown one-dimensional characters with flashy explosions behind them, because, at the end of the day, they are making them for a MOBA. They’re focusing everything to be more MOBA-oriented.

And all of the retconned Champions? Summoners and the Institute of War, the supranational entity which served to try to prevent Runeterra from breaking apart from another Rune War? All of that is gone, along with an interconnected, live world. Now everything is large, “epic”, resembling any other work of fiction with nothing special, dark and mysterious. There are very few remaining connections between some characters.

Freljord event will never receive a closure. And what, for a MOBA to end? Oh no, MOBA’s don’t end. Shurima event is the same. It’s just a one-hook event, not a story chapter. Just look: an ancient Emperor rises from the dead to resurrect his fallen empire. The end. Nothing more to it, except some unimportant details, thrown in just for colour.

Bilgewater event won’t have any quality lore either. It may even retcon several characters with it, unfortunately.

From now on, I will openly ignore Riot’s new lore if I don’t like it. I won’t feel forced to accept if they one day suddenly say “From today, Master Yi is a fallen king of the empire of Ionia, struggling to defeat his longtime enemy, Xin Zhao.” And I’m having a very strong presentiment they’ll retcon Viktor into an evil cyborg overlord.

“Pray to the Machine Gods”

lol nope goodbye Riot

anonymous asked:

What's happening with tumblr deleting blogs?? Why are they doing it??

in my tenure I’ve only seen a couple reasons why people have lost their blogs

  • hoarding urls (don’t know the limitations on this but probably 15+)
  • posting misleading/malicious things

most recently it appears these blogs were washed because they were reblogging a scam post about diet pills (scammers paid them money to reblog a scam) which I’m sure is against the TOS. 

I bet they can get their blogs back though; tumblr most likely did it as a strict warning to get them to stop, so everyone celebrating that they’re gone is being a bit preemptive