my dash is getting deader by the day and people i follow keep going inactive or switching fandoms so i’m looking for new blogs to follow! new mutuals would be cool, too. ♥ like or reblog this post if you have a tagging system and post any of the following:
captain america, black panther, thor, guardians of the galaxy
And that got me thinking that I also know quite a few Italian fans, which is great and it would be very helpful if I ever needed to translate something for a fic, except, you know, I’m Italian and I don’t really need that? Anyway, what I would need is to know some Czech fans, and I realized I know none.
And then I thought that others might be in my same situation and it just hit me, “Why not make a masterpost of lovely Italian and Czech people who would be willing to translate stuff for EmiMike writers?”
I find that adding a few sentences/words in their native language is always really realistic and depending on what kind of fic you’re writing it might even be necessary, and while I wait for more EmiMike inspiration to hit me for a future fic, I thought it would be nice to do something for this little but lovely part of the fandom. (And for the record, if you need to translate anything to Italian, always feel free to message me and ask!)
(Of course, this is also true for any fanartists needing to write stuff in their fanart/comics!)
In order to make this masterpost I need names! So please:
Reblog to help me spread the word ♥
REBLOG + WRITE if you’re Italian or Czech and willing to be in this list (please don’t just write it in the tags because it makes my job more difficult)
I really hope this thing works out, please let me or anyone in the squad know if you have any more ideas for this ship!
hi arc can i ask a question that seems a bit silly even as i write it? how do you keep being so brave about your fanwork? i used to post a lot of fic when i was younger before all the like holier than thou purity politics stuff happened. but the purity politics stuff sort of... made me scared to interact with fandom? like i want to write and post the fics i have ideas for but i'm SCARED and i don't really know how to?? stop being scared i guess? idk i can't really get my thoughts down now sorry
(scared anon) i just guess i was wondering if you had any advice on like pushing past that fear and just doing fanwork without being scared of how people might react?
Christ, lemme think about it….
1. I flat out do not follow any “main” tags. In RT, I never followed #ragehappy. In Borderlands, I never followed #rhack or anything. In HS, I don’t follow any ship tag. So I literally do not see most negativity. This is helpful because people like being dicks in tags and to put their shitty vagueblogging in there, but are often too fucking cowardly to come at you personally.
90% of the time, my awareness that people resent me for having “””impure””” popular fics comes from friends giving me a heads up that someone is talking shit. And when they do, I block that person.
2. Relevant to the above: It took me a long time to understand that people resent my fics being popular, not their actual subject matter. It’s a jealousy thing. I have written some filth that never got really popular, and no one gave a shit. It’s only when I start getting a lot of comments and kudos that suddenly I’m the Great Satan. Keeping in mind that bitches be jealous super helps.
Most recent example: people didn’t start to talk shit about ASAFAF until I started to see fanart based on the story. C’mon.
3. I genuinely believe in the diversity of stories we tell. Like, gushing gold is a great example of a fic I deeply enjoyed writing and sharing, but that I also knew was not for everyone. But it was for some people.
When you are writing a subject matter that you are passionate about, understand that other people are going to be passionate about it too. There are people who need difficult or uncomfortable stories told to affirm they aren’t alone, to help work through rare subject matter, to just enjoy in a world that doesn’t offer them much media.
No story is for everyone, but every story is for someone. Take pride in that.
4. No, really. Block people. Block anyone who makes you uncomfortable, and never look back.
I know it’s apparently a Thing, to block someone, then check in on them? I don’t do this. Once someone is blocked, they no longer exist in my universe.
5. Avoid younger fans. This obviously applies to older fen like me, but broadly speaking, this purity politics culture comes from younger fans attacking older fans, and a lack of understanding that Fandom is a place for a wide group of people with disparate experiences and interests.
Not all young fans are part of that, obviously, but… if someone young enjoys my stuff, I’m glad. I hope they like it. But I avoid deep discussion and interaction and attempts to befriend me, becauseI am 27 years old and write porn on the internet and shouldn’t be talking to young folks. If anyone doesn’t understand the logic of that, for my protection and for theirs, that is genuinely not my problem and I’m sure they’ll figure it out later.
Boundaries: they are important for adults as much as kids. Enforce them.
A lot of it is that I’ve been in fandom for over half my life now. I’ve seen a lot of shit. I’ve been through a lot of shit. (Anyone remember that pissant who tried to report me to the government because I told them to stop harassing me after +6 months of bullshit? lol) I’ve had great fandom experiences and I’ve had ones I would love to hit Undo on.
There are amazing people in fandom and there are fucking hilariously awful shitheads in fandom. The majority of people are decent, and they enjoy what I do, and if you start making content and sharing it, you will find people who enjoy what you do. There are people who follow me who shoot me out of the blue supportive Asks on bad days, who read my fic even when they don’t know the source material, who encouraged me to write my book and then bought the damn thing.
The purity police are scary, abusive fuckers. But they are not the majority, and the less you interact with them, the less they can affect you. They want an opponent, they want someone to fight so they can play victim, they want to be the Valiant Warrior Of Purity.
Ignore ‘em. Make them take their boring pedantic morality play elsewhere.
ETA: 7.Don’t fight the purity police and don’t try to convince them or win them over. It literally never works. These are people who are in a bad place and you cannot move them from that place. Only they can, when they grow the fuck up. Don’t do it. You will not win, you will expend energy on people who gobble it up to fuel their shitstirring and vagueblogging, and they will just know they can successfully antagonize you.
Take that annoyance and frustration. Channel it into writing more rad shit.
I hope this helps at all, anon. Remember, also, that the AO3 is your friend, and you can keep your tumblr and your AO3 a little bit separated. That can help.
A big bang is a fandom event and writers/artists collaboration; authors write a fic, and artists create artwork for the story they’ll claim. It’s been a long time since the last (and first) Barduil one, but I hope our little fandom will make this mini version a success that everyone will have fun participating in!
RULES AND INFO
about your entries
The event is about Bard and Thranduil only, not Luke Evans and Lee Pace, so no RPF.
You can write anything you want, any genre, any rating, any AU or not.
Fics must be between 3k and 5k, no more, no less.
Art must be at least clean coloured sketches.
about the program
Artists can only choose one fic (this might change if not enough artists sign up)
week before drafts are due, I will send an email to authors with the form to fill in for Artist Claims.
If you don’t send back the filled form, your participation will be cancelled.
On Artist Claims day, I will make a post with all the fics’ info, which will be anonymous, and artists will choose from the list. All info about posting will be in the post.
Artists have until May 1st to sign up. Same for authors, but keep in mind drafts are due that day!
You can start your fic as soon as you’ve signed up!
Make sure to follow the ‘#barduil mini bang’ tag, via tumblr or my blog, to see all updates and news.
Authors’ drafts are due on May 1st.
Artists claim a fic on May 5th.
Artists check in on June 1st.
Posting starts on June 15th for both authors and artists.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including:
- Author and/or artist? - What’s your Tumblr (and AO3 for writers)? - Would you be interested in a mini reverse bang once this one is over? - Anything else?
Please sign up as soon as possible so I can have an idea of how many we’ll be!
Send me an ask if you have any questions. I’ll tag everything related to the event as barduil mini bang. Please reblog to spread the word!
Hello! I wanted to know if you have an idea of why Mikanoa seems more popular than Yuunoa? I don't really get it. Even Mikayuu shippers think is more bearable. Yuunoa have more canon interactions than Mikanoa so I don't know how this started?
Hello! Wow I really didn’t expect this ask. I don’t know if I’m the most suitable person to answer this because I’m really bias in most of my thoughts. I can’t speak for the whole fandom at all, but I’ll try to explain something from my point of view:
1-First, I don’t think Mikanoa is more popular than Yuunoa. Mikanoa is more a western thing. I think there’s not even a ship name for them in japan (sadly).
(This was longer than I expected to be so I’ll put it a “read more”, lmao)
Hello everyone. I decided to do something new! I am going to try to make a list every week with fics I found on tumblr, sometimes I stumble upon stuff, but since I can’t see everything, feel free to tag me. Note that I haven’t completely figured everything out, so I’ll probably make some changes as I go :)
I have no idea how to name this, so if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them! Also if you have tips, let me know.
Chapters: 2/2 Fandom: Doctor Who, Doctor Who (2005) Rating: Explicit Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler Characters: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler Additional Tags: Reunions, Episode Fix-it: s02e13 Doomsday, Fluff, Fluff and Smut, Oral Sex, Smut Summary:
Rose loves to look up at the sky and remember what living with the Doctor was like. Maybe she won’t have to rely on her memories any longer.
I got the idea for this fic while browsing this week’s prompts on the wonderful @doctorroseprompts blog, so I thought I’d submit it! (first time ever submitting stuff I wrote, I don’t even know if I’m doing this right).
It’s a reunion fic, Doomsday fix-it, after Rose has been in Pete’s world.
It is currently completed, but an epilogue might be written later!
That Freyja AU is some top tier stuff. 10/10 would download as DLC. Have you any ideas as to what her other supports would be like (the rest of the royal family, other retainers etc)?
…I have many ideas.
Corrin: Well, this is the most obvious damned thing in the world. The role of a leader was thrust onto both of them during critical times and both certainly have struggled with it. I feel like a lot of this would be Freyja encouraging Corrin and providing her advice, because she knows what it feels like to be in her situation, especially as a princess. and then they smooch a lot
Azura: These two are both characters who intentionally craft an air of mystery around them and push others away from prying to deeply. Both have had the fate of the world rest on their shoulders and have had to hide it at times. This would be very different from the Corrin one because it wouldn’t be the same sort of mentor situation going on. I think they’d both be very wary of each other at first, especially on Azura’s end, but that they’d eventually drift together and come to be slightly amused in their status as a pair of ghouls.
Laslow: This would do multiple things. In part, it would be a reflection on their awakening support and sort of contrast their feelings as of to then– for example, laslow would bring up how he doesn’t have to go to extra lengths to make Freyja smile anymore, and how they’ve come to have a deeper understanding of each other. I think I’d also make this the support where Freyja most openly muses about staying in Nohr, much to Laslow’s alarm. (in fact that would create a very interesting dynamic in their s support). I’d also have them discuss their feelings about Nohr–for some reason I feel like (putting aside its leadership) Freyja would actually quite like Nohr’s brand of darkness.
Odin: Don’t have suuuuuper fleshed out ideas about this one yet, but I think it would focus on their status as part of ylisse’s royal house and how it feels to be in a position where they are bowing before others.
Selena: Oh darling baby Selena. These two can’t not have cute interactions though I’d also throw in one of my darker ideas about Freyja, I think. Much like their hot spring scramble support it would at least partially center around expectations, but of an evolved kind. The darker idea I mentioned is the idea that Freyja has come to realize that after how much of her life she’s spent fighting, part of her actually enjoys killing. And she’d feel like she’s letting people down through that, especially her deceased father. The reasons I would bring this up with Selena are a) I honestly feel she would be in the same boat as her, at least to an extent, and b) Selena is exactly the sort of person to be blunt and lay out some cold, hard truth that ends up being reassuring in her own Sevvy way.
Xander: …Confession time even though this is straight it might be one of if not my absolute fave Freyja ships so far. These twos’ personalities just meld so well in so many ways… I think the support would start because Xander would take a profound interest in his youngest sister’s retainer. I think Xander is the perceptive type who would be able to see through a lot of things in her–for example, I think he’d realize pretty quickly that she was really a royal or noble person of some sort (due to the way she carries herself etc) and take particular notice of Falchion, which he can tell is something quite special. (in fact the contrasts between Falchion as a blade of light and Siegfried as a blade of dark could be played up). I don’t think Xander would come at her accusatory– rather, I think he’d have an open mind and rather quickly realize Freyja is to be trusted. Freyja would be absolutely terrified of Xander’s discoveries at first, I don’t think he’d push her past any uncomfortable boundaries, and that she’d soon realize he’s someone she can be at ease around. And of course, as I talked about in my previous post, the S Support where Freyja would become Queen of Nohr opens up all sorts of interesting potential to her. Xander spends much of the support trying to learn more about who Freyja “really” is, but in the end she decides that Freyja IS who she is.
Elise: This one would mostly be very cute, fluffy interactions, heh. Elise would remind Freyja of how she was when she was a child, a happy, carefree, pure little princess. And thus she’d do everything she could to make Elise happy and protect that purity of heart. Freyja would be much warmer towards Elise than she is with most people, and I feel like Elise would be perhaps the first person she dotes over a little, in her own Lucy way of course. imagine Elise asking Freyja to brush her hair or have a tea party with her or aaa
Arthur: Don’t have super fleshed out ideas for this, but I do like to think that Lucina’s C-A support with Cynthia still holds something of an influence with her and Freyja can’t quite help not getting a little caught up in Arthur’s heroics at times. Perhaps their support would be a particular example of their efforts to bring about justice ;p
Effie: Once again don’t have super fleshed out ideas, but I think these two would definetly get along well, the awkward dorks. Perhaps they can bond over something related to training… how many walls they can smash during it hahaha And of course their mutual care for their Lady.
Oboro: …We all know where this is going to go. Freyja has an absolutely tragic sense of fashion and it INFURIATES oboro more than anything else. She’d try again and again to get Freyja to refine her tastes but Freyja would remain blissfully unaware the entire time…
Orochi: More of a general idea, but I have a feeling that Freyja’s “The future is not yet written!” attitude would run up against a brick wall with Orochi’s claims to be able to foresee the future. She’d likely challenge Orochi about that. And since the belief is very personal to Freyja we’d likely see a bit of a less dignified side of her than usual.
Azama: Another case where Freyja’s foundational beliefs would be challenged. I’d have to read more of Azama’s supports to refine the picture more but they most certainly have very different life philosophies, and Azama’s kind of blasé-ness towards life would likely get to her.
If anyone has any other ideas for other supports or more about these supports i’d love them to share ;)
Anonymous said: “Since Lewis would get his memories back and the others wouldnt know right away. It would give him the perfect chance to get Arthur while hes unsuspecting. It would be just like how he died. but… he just cant bring himself to backstab.”
I had a thought about this message I found in my inbox this morning. What if, at some point, Lewis DOES lose his memories? He doesn’t recall who he is, or who he even was before the cave, or what HAPPENED at the cave. The Mystery Skulls might try to be friendly with him, to see if they can’t get through to him before his memories of wanting vengeance return.
What if it works?
And what if, when the memories come flooding back, say… provoked by an enemy they’re facing down… Lewis has to make a choice, right then and there.
The others wouldn’t know right off the bat that, when it happens, he suddenly remembers EVERYTHING. But Arthur was probably afraid from the start that his loss of memories wouldn’t last, and that soon Lewis would be out to get him again. So when Lewis gives him that look, he fears the worst has happened. But Lewis reasserts himself and tries to reassure Arthur that, no, nothing happened, he’s still as blank as a slate. And he gives Arthur a reassuring pat on the shoulder.
The shoulder that’s missing an arm.
In the same way that he used to, way before any of this tragedy happened.
…I NEED SOME RECONCILIATION FRIENDSHIP FLUFF, OKAY.
(Also I don’t have time to finish this, hence why it’s still in phone-sketches, storyboard-ish phase. I’m trying to get faster with how I scribble out my ideas.)
Hi! I have years of experience writing in a serial nature, and about superheroes, so I'm well set up to write comics or TV, but my problem is all my experience is in a more prose/story format, and I really don't know how to translate my ideas to script form. Any advice?
The best way to translate your ideas to script form is to get some practice and info about using script form. Here’s a bunch of places that should help:
Hi so I saw your post about being Taiwanese and man that really sucks I'm so sorry wow, could you do me a huge favour and fill me in? I had no idea this was going on and I'd like to be aware of it if it's not too intrusive or something you don't wanna talk about, sorry again for bothering this is a really dumb question
It’s really really complicated because it’s not only politics, but I’ll give a simplified version. I did not learn any of this in Taiwan, nor from my parents or school, so hopefully I am as neutral as I can be. But please, if you have the chance it’s best to study it from different perspectives and make your own decision on what you think it’s true!
Republic of China (ROC): Current government of Taiwan. Governed China during 1912-1949.
People’s Republic of China (PRC): Current government of Mainland China.
KMT: One of two major parties in Taiwan. Founded ROC. Pro-unification (sort of).
DPP: The other major party. Pro-independence.
When I use the word Taiwan or Mainland, I mean the geographic location without any political context.
Note that governments and the people should never be viewed as one.
Before 1662, Taiwan (and its Aboriginals) was colonized by various powers (Dutch, Spainish…).
Zheng of the Ming Dynasty drove the Dutch out and establish his own government on the Island.
1683, Zheng surrenders to Qing Dynasty. Taiwan becomes part of Qing China as a result.
1895 Qing lost to Japan and gives Taiwan away. Japan rules Taiwan for about 50 years.
Meanwhile KMT overthrows Qing and establishes ROC in Mainland.
After WW2, Taiwan was returned to ROC (there is actually a loophole here; documents only said Japan was to give up Taiwan, but didn’t specify that China gets to take it back).
Civil war between KMT and the communist party. KMT escapes to Taiwan, communists establishes PRC in Mainland. Both sides claim they are the only China.
1949-1987 Taiwan was under martial law (more on this later)
1970s, ROC is replaced by PRC in the United Nation and therefore is no longer recognized. USA breaks off diplomatic relations with ROC to establish relations with PRC. Most other countries follow.
1996 first presidential election in the history of ROC.
Current situation of Taiwanese people:
ROC flags are not allowed to be shown in any official events, conferences, competitions etc outside Taiwan (such as the London Olympics flag incident). We usually have another flag specifically designed for the event.
The national anthem is replaced by the flag anthem in events.
We have to use “Chinese Taipei” for the name (the “Chinese” here meaning the ethnicity). Some countries force Taiwanese to put down “Taiwan, China” on documents.
The above absolutely cannot appear in Mainland. Singers get banned and attacked all the time if they’re not careful (Tzuyu is only one out of many cases). Chinese TV news covered the flag pin on our president’s shirt just before the “historic” first meeting ever of the two leader last November lmao
We can travel with our ROC passport, but a while ago the UN offices stop accepting it as a valid ID (but we can use driver licences issued by ROC lol). To travel to Mainland we have to get a “Taiwan compatriot permit”.
Basically whenever something can be interpreted as “Taiwan independence”, PRC jumps in and pressures the country or committee to stop it.
Some important events that changed many Taiwanese’s view on their identity:
Qiandao Lake Incident (1994): Mysterious murder of 32 Taiwanese tourists and local guides on a boat in Mainland. Lots of censorship, unprofessional investigation, reports not matching, officials disrespecting the victim’s families, hurried execution of the “suspects”. After the incident, for the first time there were more people identifying as Taiwanese than Chinese in Taiwan, and supporters of Taiwan independence went up by 10%.
921 Earthquake (1999):
China asked that others ask for approval before sending help,
Chinese oversea units opened accounts for donation under “Province of Taiwan, China”, delayed Russian plane, and “helped” Taiwan thank the world.
SARS Outbreak (2003): Lots of censorship, which was really dangerous for Taiwan because we are not in the World Health Organization. Chinese newspaper also lied about providing Taiwan vaccines.
World Health Assembly (2003): After SARS, Taiwan asked again to be included in WHO. USA, Japan and the EU supported the idea, but China said “to invite Taiwan to WHO is 於法不符, 於理不容, 於情不合” (sorry I have no idea how to translate this; basically “nonsense”). When a reporter asked “did you hear need of the 23 million Taiwanese?”, the Chinese
diplomat replied “we already refused. Didn’t you hear the committee’s decision? Who cares about you guys.”
Sunflower Student Movement (2014): A protest against the
undemocratic processes of KMT signing the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement between Taiwan and Mainland, organized by mostly young students and activists. Inspired many young people to get involved in politics, and lead to the creation of many new parties and the rise of the “third power” in this year’s (2016) election. From what I see, this was also a huge spark for the current conflicts between the older and younger generations.*
China still has thousands of missiles pointed at us, and if we are to say we want to be independent, they won’t hesitate to use it… is what they say.
Some people argue that they don’t want to be Chinese because the “bad image” of the current China. I will not talk about this because it’s an uncomfortable topic to discuss.
* The current generation is said to be “born pro-independent”, because from birth most of us have zero attachment or affection toward Mainland China and PRC, unlike the generations before who are either born in Mainland (or second generation), or taught that they were Chinese since childhood by KMT.
But the “Taiwan problem” is not only because the “two Chinas” wouldn’t recognize each other. There are tons of conflicts within Taiwan itself. Until 1996, KMT basically had dictatorship over the island, and were quite corrupted. During the martial law / white terror period, Lots of people were robbed, imprisoned, tortured, assassinated and executed (see 228 massacre, Formosa Magazine incident, Lin Family Massacre). A huge part of KMT’s money came from this. These lead to the rise of the other parties, the major one being DPP.
Depending on whether they were treated better by the Japanese or KMT, Taiwanese divided into two sides (hence the “are we ROC or Taiwan?” argument).
KMT realized it is no longer possible to take back Mainland, so they started leaning towards PRC. One time a Chinese official came to visit Taiwan, and KMT (elected at the time) pulled down every ROC flag that could be seen and arrested people for holding flags. You’d think people would all support DPP by this time, but because the only time they ever got elected and everyone had hope for a change, the president was discovered to be corrupted. Also the older generation who had been through war just wants a peaceful life, so they hate any change that could take it away. In short, Taiwan is divided into two in everything: KMT— DPP, unification
independence, status quo
The side that supports KMT generally prefers status quo, because otherwise it means conflict. The extreme ones tend to support unification. The opposing DPP generally leans more toward independence. The extreme ones on this side tends to want absolutely nothing to do with China, therefore wants to abandon the name “ROC” and be independent as “Taiwan”. These are the people the PRC hates the most.
Basically, if everyone understood and respected each other’s opinions and values, none of these would’ve happened.
Edit: I should mention that up until the Qiandao Lake Incident, most Taiwanese identify themselves as Chinese, because that’s what the KMT had been teaching them.
Hello, I want to write a short story,about 1000 words, and I want it to be very good, about a dystopian world/universe under heavy surveillance, tech and internet, my problem is, and it's a big one, maybe the biggest, that I only have the idea, I don't know how to build the characters and the dialogue. Any other ideas would be immensely helpful and appreciated.