i figured it needed to be shared with tumblr

I want to share this badass new app with you guys. It’s called Mush and it’s totally free for Android and iPhone. So, it’s basically like Tinder for moms who want to find other mom friends to hang out with. It’s got some really cool features and your information like your name, email address, and location are totally customizable if you want more privacy. You create your profile that tells people what kind of activities you and your kids like to do, a little about yourself, how old and how many kids you have, and your city and it lets you search for matches based on any of those criteria. My tags are lgbt mom, outdoors, gardening, arts and crafts, animal lover, yoga machine, blogger, and bookworm. They have tags for adoptive parents, special needs children, preemie parents, single parents, step parents, and multiples. It also has a setting that tells others whether you’re available to hang out or not. I think it’s a really neat app since I’m a young mom and most of my friends don’t have kids and I have no idea how else to meet new people. You can arrange meet ups or play dates for your kids based on your area and what kind for activity you want to do. The Mush “Hub” is like a giant message board where people make posts about basically anything and anyone on the app can read it and respond. There are three parts of it, All (includes updates from the app and posts from all over), Local Chat (which are local posts), and My Activity (which keeps track of all your posts and responses). It’s a pretty new app and from their app description it seems like it’s only gotten traffic in the UK so I, for example, am out here in Idaho and don’t have anyone near me for 200+ miles, but I figured with how many followers that I can share this with and how active the mumblr community is we could populate this app with a ton of awesome people from Tumblr. @momcode want to spread this to your followers and other mumblr blogs? Everyone please reblog and help me spread this!!

What the ever loving fuck is wrong with you people?

You people  You Antis, NST, Truthers, Haters, wtfer name you want to be called or are called. You people. You know I’m talking to you @noshippingallowed @contemplatingoutlander @goldenoutlander @adhara112 @aliceinoutlanerland (oops you forgot the d in outlander. get a d.) @whylimewhyanything (put the lime in the coconut) @whoreallyknowswho (it’s whom! whom! unless you just forgot to finish your sentence) @prodigiousreblogger @bestof60 (are you 60?) @vividdreamer318 (your imagination is certainly leading you astray) @breezylouisey (is that you weezy?) @momofmusa (i thought you were mom of USA lol)  @alittlebitmasss (oops your s key got stuck)
Anyway, there are more of you and I’m sorry I didn’t give you a moment of thrill by acknowledging you by name but I mentioned the Tumblr accounts that I’ve seen making horrendously wild, hateful, fictional, hurtful accusations against other Outlander fans with no speck of proof - accusations meant to inspire others to emulate you and spread hate to those people as well. Let me get this straight. From what I can tell, you are super hopping mad about the content of certain Twitter and Instagram accounts. Fine. Totally fine. You are entitled to your opinions. I can see why those accounts might make some people mad. I mean, irrelevant to my life but maybe not yours.  You are mad that certain Twitter and Instagram accounts have been created for the sole purpose of throwing shade and mocking a certain celebrity you hold in high esteem. I get that. Fine. Be outraged! Express yourselves!!
Speaking of fine I know you will go through this post with a fine toothed comb for anything you can argue with and attack me over because god forbid you actually read the message, digest the information, thoughtfully consider the content and then share your thoughts and opinions and maybe answer some of my questions. Nope that’s not your style. Attack attack attack half-cocked and don’t put any thought or concern for reality into it. Yes you are the borg of Antis as the foil to the Shippers. I didn’t create that world, you did. You wanted to be the anti-shippers. You are gathered on Tumblr together to be this Anti-Shipper fighting army. Go forth and fight uhh I guess? WHY???? 
See, shippers are motivated by love. That’s really obvious. There are all types of shippers just as there are all types of people (and even all types of antis), but what brings them together is not just their love of Outlander (and you guys love Outlander too! Whee we have something in common) but their love of the LOVE parts of Outlander and all the LOVE associated with Outlander in promos, BTS, interviews, Q&As, social media banter between the cast and crew, etc. LOVE is LOVE is LOVE is LOVE is LOVE is LOVE is LOVE is LOVE. So you generally don’t see shippers on social media attacking people with hatred and lies and accusations of criminal activity. Wait wait wait. Correction! YOU see shippers doing those things but no one else does. You mostly see shippers doing those things with accounts that aren’t even recognized shipper names. They are basically troll accounts that you have deduced are shipper accounts. You do have these long convoluted narratives of what certain shippers are alleged to have done and you bandy them about so frequently that your telephone game grows legs and walks it’s own marathon and becomes some weird beast-mode attack shipper who does horrible things. You say you SAW these things but you haven’t. Show me a tweet, a facebook post, an instagram post from an Outlander fan who identifies herself as a shipper and has a known persona in the fandom and is attacking, hating, committing these horrendous crimes you claim. What I mean is, SHOW ME THE MONEY! SHOW ME PROOF to back up your narrative. You have specifically named a number of Outlander fans and made outrageous claims as to their character, behavior, beliefs, actions, off-line actions and more. YOU HAVE NO PROOF BECAUSE THESE STORIES ARE FICTION.
I’ll give you an example of how your lies have grown wings, run a marathon and turned into beast-mode:
So a certain blue check account posts that a certain object of your hatred and hate-mongering did something so illegal that she would have been arrested and would still be in jail. You all headnod, mouth breath, feel righteous for having attacked her because you were soooo right, bang away at your keyboards and continue the lies and hatred and stoke the fires for uhhh fun? Yet you all know that she isn’t in jail and couldn’t have done this highly illegal thing because you watch her every move and you saw her posting pics of herself just last weekend participating in a fitness event. Hmmmm. Are you collectively dumbing each other down with your groupthink or all you all that stupid? YOU KNOW IT’S A LIE. But you’ve all convinced each other it’s ok to lie about it, malign, spread hatred and misinformation about certain fans and tarnish their reputation in the fandom because… because? because why??? Help me out here. So it’s because someone has said rude bad things to an actress you believe is Sam Heughan’s girlfriend even though he has never once said so. You BELIEVE it so it’s your reality. And the fans that you malign? You do that because they believe something else. But the weirdest thing is that you do malign them by tossing out totally unfounded and false accusations about their behavior and ascribe all kinds of unsavory activities, motives, and behaviors to these fans you have chosen to malign. You do the thing to them that you so claim to hate they are doing to the objects of your admiration. 
I’m still working on this and I still need your help. So because you BELIEVE that two actors are dating and BELIEVE that it’s wrong that internet trolls make claims that they are not and some internet trolls say really rude things and tag them, you feel fully justified in making claims that the trolls are not just trolls but actual recognizable Outlander fans. Are you like shippers of trollworld or something? 
I’ll just come right out and say it. Kim Hickey is not behind any of those trolls accounts you claim she is. I know this and you know this. You know which accounts are legitimately hers because she identifies herself. You are even attacking her My Peak Challenge account that she posts inspirational memes and encourages people to donate to Bloodwise. Are you for fucking real? You’re attacking a charity endeavor in your blind hatred of…. hatred of who fucking knows.  Even if you didn’t know she wasn’t behind the troll accounts, you absolutely have no basis for claiming she is. You are making shit up and publicly proclaiming it as truth just like that thing that Shippers do that you claim to hate.  Also, let’s talk about me:  I am a public person online. I don’t hide behind cutesy names. You can look me up and it won’t even be doxing me because it’s all right there, isn’t it? I have no sock accounts. I put my name on all my accounts because I own what I say and share. This tumblr account was created in the middle of last summer as a parody of Starz Obsessable campaign therefore it did not need my name on it. I never had a Tumblr account before that and I have never even sent anons on Tumblr. I never pretended I was anyone else or made any attempt to be anyone else. I posted freely about myself and my life when it was topical, including photos of myself. If you were like BINGO I’m such a supersleuth I figured out who is behind that blog!! you’re not smart or observant. It was obvious. The thing is, though, shippers didn’t know who I was. Not because they didn’t know who was behind “Obsessive Sassenach” but because they didn’t know who Nipuna was. Isn’t that funny? One of the Outlander fans on the top of your BAD SHIPPER LIST WHO MUST BE EXTERMINATED list isn’t even known by other shippers. What makes me a shipper? Just that I have heart eyes for Sam and Cait and think they have chemistry and oh wait, whoah, ZOMG, Arthur Kade thinks that too. Josh Horowitz does too! and ummmm ummmm that one lady at TCA that one year and that one book author who was on the NYT best seller list and you know I could go on. It’s not a crime to be fully happy to enjoy Sam and Caitriona’s chemistry. And if that makes me a shipper, yay. But the only reason I’m actually a known component of the shipper community now is because you guys have dragged my name around and created ridiculous lies about me. It’s like I’m some sort of Shipper Legend (to you, not shippers) who does these super crazy Shipper things in AntiLand. Remember the grave story that was created by one of you weirdos because a family friend of mine who is a caretaker for a military graveyard in the USA was friends with Sam’s father? You guys turned it into: That Crazy Shipper Nipuna stalks Sam’s father’s grave in hopes of running into him and Caitriona making a baby on his dad’s grave in Scotland. Or something like that. Anyway, tour bus guides in Scotland think there are crazy Outlander fans who stalk Sam at his father’s grave but if they stop to think they realize they don’t even know if he has a grave or if it’s even in Scotland. 
You’re maligning the whole fucking fandom you freaks! You’re creating these outrageous, convoluted piece of fiction because you are all worked up about uhh something and then you tag other nasty people and get them to repeat the stories and then the stories get embellished and repeated and you sit back and watch the telephone game continue. But don’t you realize that you’re fucking the whole thing up for yourselves too? I mean, I guess not if you like chaos and mayhem. But most of you profess to care about people being nice and kind and cry out that bullying is bad and wrong. But then you do just that when you pick an Outlander fan and create detailed and convoluted lies about her behavior.  The people you lie about know they are lies, sure. And lots of other people know they are lies and ignore you, but you repeat the lies over and over and you know that saying about how if you repeat a lie often enough people will start to believe you. So you repeat and repeat and then sit back and with self satisfied smiles. Or maybe it’s just that your mouth is open because you’re breathing through it. Whatever. I don’t know your motives. I don’t know what attracts you to fan the way you do. I don’t know what fulfills you. I know it’s not LOVE. But do you even know? Are you just running around half-cocked and brainless and letting yourselves be lied to? What gives? Can you help me understand why you are constantly naming and targeting certain people and pointing others to attack them and if that doesn’t work creating stories that will hopefully motivate them to attack? WHY???

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Kicking off my cosplay tumblr with a tutorial! I wanted to figure out how to do Peridot’s wig without styling directly from a wig, and thought it would be fun to share my process :) You can find more of my cosplay photos on my instagram, there’s a link to it in my navigation bar. 

This is my first ever tutorial, so let me know if you have questions or feedback. I think I covered everything but if anything needs clarification let me know!! 

Hope it helps other Peridot cosplayers out there!! :) 

(click through the pictures to see them larger)

answering this ask

When you take on a lot of extracurriculars like I did, stress and pressure is always going to be there. You’re never sure if you’re going to have enough time to get everything done. But here’s a few tips to hopefully lessen that pressure a little bit, and get you on track to getting all your work done as well as your activities.

1. Prioritize

Schoolwork

  • Figure out which classes you need to do the most studying for. If you’re really good with math but you’re terrible at history, do your Euro readings before you get done with your math homework.
  • Have a system for figuring out in what order to do your homework:
    • Sometimes, I would do the assignments I wanted to least (like calculus) before moving on to more fun things.
    • If I was in the mood to change things up, I would do shorter/easier assignments first to get them out of the way before diving into longer assignments/projects/papers
    • If there’s another system that works for you, that’s great too! Just have something figured out.
  • Have a set time you’re going to sit down and start your homework. Usually for me, that was between 7 and 10pm (because I hate myself), but I would recommend getting started as early as possible.
  • Use due dates to plan things out; obviously, the thing that needs turned in tomorrow needs to be completed before the paper that’s due two weeks from now.
  • Familiarize yourself with your teacher’s late work policy. I had some super understanding teachers that would give me full credit for assignments turned in two weeks later; other teachers would have failed me immediately. If you have a lot of assignments pressing down on you and you’re on the verge of burnout, knowing what absolutely has to be done and what can wait a few days is an absolute life-saver. Just don’t abuse it and talk to your teachers about it when you do need a few extra days. They’ll appreciate it and your grade will be less likely to be in for a nasty surprise if they decide not to be so forgiving.

Extracurriculars

  • There are some activities you can’t skip; others that you can. For me: choir, theatre and marching bands were practices I could not skip or I would face the wrath of my directors. Forensics and ASL were things I could miss some weeks or practice on my own. Thus if something had to be missed or I had to be late, I knew what I could miss.
  • If you have something that overlaps, talk to coaches/directors/leaders/whatever and find out some way to share yourself between activities. If that doesn’t work, find out if you have a club that you can put the work in by yourself.
  • If that doesn’t work out, you do have to figure out which clubs are most important to you and decide that way which ones you will

2. Write Things Down

  • I used a planner for this; other people use bullet journals or Google Calendar. Either way, have all of your activities written down somewhere
  • My system involved long term assignments (tests, papers, projects) and extracurriculars going on a monthly spread. A weekly spread had my day-to-day tasks with their due dates next to them.
  • Find something that works for you that you can reference when trying to make plans and look at while trying to do your homework

3. Make Lists and Hold Yourself Accountable

  • In a similar vein to the above, making to-do lists really helped me out during weeks where I had a lot to do. Just seeing every task laid out in front of me really helped figure out when I had time to get everything done.
  • However, what really helped me was actually posting my to-do list online (usually on my tumblr). This way, not only was everything laid out in front of me but everyone would know whether or not I got everything I needed to finished. You don’t have to post your list online, but sharing it with a friend or family member who will check up on you could help keep you on task.

4. Judge What You Have to Do and Make Trade-offs

  • If you’ve ever studied micro-economics, you’ll know what I mean. Trade-offs are exactly what they sound like; they’re the things you give up in exchange for what you do. Spending a day writing an essay over the weekend means you might be giving up binge-watching Netflix, spending time with your friends and family and studying for other classes.
  • This goes back to prioritization as well. If you’re going to have to spend all night finishing that essay instead of going to bed on time, you might decide you’d be better off getting it done or getting that extra sleep. It’s a decision that you have to make and it might change every time, but it’s something to think about.
  • It might mean that you have to give up an activity or drop a class that proves to be too much. That’s something you have to think about and talk to your parents or counselor about, so they can come up with a game plan to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

5. Use Any Bit of Time You Can Get

  • There’s a lot of time during the day where you aren’t doing anything that you can (and should) take advantage of if you’re a busy person. If your school day ends at 3:30 and your activity doesn’t start until 4, take that extra half hour to get your English reading started.  I used my bus ride to study vocab on Quizlet. Moments like that really add up.

6. It’s Okay to Take the L Sometimes

  • Sometimes, things get to be too much and that’s okay. It’s okay to take a mental health day from school or skip a practice (of what you are able to skip without issues) or turn in a homework assignment late. You sometime have to give something up to keep you sanity and that isn’t a bad thing.
  • Just don’t make a habit out of it and figure out what in your schedule you can adjust to give yourself more times to get everything done.

7. Leave Some Time for Yourself

  • Sleep is important; so is eating. While you might have to sacrifice some of that (mostly sleep) to get everything done, you also have to take care of yourself. Even if you have to write that into your planner, make sure you take care of yourself, or else you’ll end up struggling with everything else.
  • Put some time in your schedule for fun things; whether that’s giving yourself an hour every night to read a book for fun or taking a day in a weekend just to do nothing and catch up on your sleep and hang out with friends. Your social needs are important as well.
Rules and Info Page Updated

Took me a while, but I finally managed to get the Rules and Info page changed to show the new information. The FAQ page has a few changes as well. Please take a look!

A few notes:

Multi-chapter requests are open again, but please read all the new rules before sending me a promo request, no matter if you’re a writer or reader. Things are running differently now so I need more from you in your requests than just a link.

I’ve put it on the FAQ page, but please do not send requests for fic rec lists. I know I answered a few, but I was wholly unprepared for the flood of requests in my inbox. (Seriously, dozens.) This blog is a side project that already takes up quite a bit of time and I don’t have the time or organizational skills necessary to go through and create lists for stories that I’m not promoting already on CSFP. This is a place for you to send me recs, so that I might boost exposure for lesser known stories and writers. There are some wonderful bloggers out there who create spectacular lists and I am just not one of them. Sorry, all!

Below are the additions to the R/I page. The general rules from before still apply. :)


FOR WRITERS:

If you’d like to submit your own story for promo, there are a few options I’d like you to consider, particularly for multi-chapter fics that require more time and effort to read through and review. When you send me a link to your story, please specify which option you’d like. Just add “Option #” to your submission/ask/message so I can easily figure out which to use.

Option 1. If you wish for each chapter to be read/reviewed, I will take your request and put your fic on a list for potential reviewer volunteers to read. There’s no guarantee on how quickly said reviews would be completed and uploaded, but as the project goes on, I will get a better sense of a rough timeline for you.

Option 2. If you wish for just one review of the overall story, I will queue up reblogs of each chapter and put the same “non-spoiler” review on each one, rather than review chapter by chapter. Depending on how long your fic is, it may take a few weeks for me to read through the whole thing, but once I do, it will be easy to queue up the reblogs twice a week.

Option 3. If you just wish for your fic to be reblogged without reviews, I will queue up every chapter to be reblogged, likely twice a week. This is what I previously called a “Reblog Request.” This means that I, or any volunteer reviewers, may not necessarily read the story, but this is an option for exposure and to gain notes on individual chapters. This option is probably best for fics that have thorough summaries already in the body of the post.

Option 4. If you already have a reader review(s) that you really loved, whether from Tumblr or a comment on FF.net/AO3, just let me know and I can quote them beneath the CSFP reblog. (Very much like the critic quotes on the back of novels.) Like option 2, this will be one review to cover the whole fic, unless otherwise specified. Like option 3, this means that I or volunteers may not actually read the story, but it will offer exposure and hopefully boost notes.

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FOR READERS:

If you have a fic that someone else wrote that you would like to submit for promo, particularly a multi-chapter fic, please take a look through these before you send me your recs:

  • If possible, I’d appreciate you sending me your rec with a review. I figure if you are passionate enough about a story to want to share it here and promote it, you also have read it and probably have things about it you love and would be happy to share. Just add a review along with the link in an ask/submission. You don’t need to send me a review for each chapter, just one for the overall fic, but I definitely would appreciate (or, rather, the writer would appreciate) a review for every chapter.
  • If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send through anon ask, or just mention in your submission “Anonymous Reviewer” and I will not post your Tumblr handle when I reblog.
  • If you want to review on your own reblog of the writer’s fic, just tag @csficpromotion in there and I will reblog from you. (Tags are not always reliable, so to double check you are welcome to send me a message with your reblog link.) Otherwise, if it is sent through ask/submission I will reblog directly from the writer’s original post.
  • I will still accept recs if you don’t have a review, but just know that it may be put on the volunteer reviewer request list, and there’s no way for me to know exactly how quickly it would be read/reviewed.

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FOR ANYONE WISHING TO HELP CSFP AND LESSER KNOWN WRITERS:

I’m looking for volunteer reviewers!! You can let me know through a message or ask if you’re willing to take on the role. A few things to know:

  • I will never send you more fics than you can handle. You will set the cap. If you can only read one story at a time, I will only send you one. If you are happy to go through five, I will only ever give you that many at once. Hopefully this will be a very pressure-free experience.
  • You will likely be expected to read and review every chapter of a multi-chapter fic. The reviews do not need to be long, minimum 3-4 sentences, and you can flail over things that happened in the chapters and/or comment on the quality of the writing.
  • If you have to stop/take a break for any reason, please let me know. I’d prefer if you could finish off whichever pending stories you have but if you aren’t able, I will give any unread/unreviewed chapters to another volunteer. Life comes first! Don’t push through if you’re very sick or have a family emergency or if you just are too exhausted to continue.
  • I will only expect you to read/review one chapter per week. If you find you can only do it once every other week, that’s no problem. If you can cut through an entire fic in one weekend, great!
  • I have created a private blog for volunteers. On it, I will post promo requests so anyone can decide which ones they’d like to read. This will also allow us to easily converse and anyone can provide me with suggestions on rule changes or anything else. I want this to be an inclusive process.
How to Find Url Changes

If you’re currently helping us out with the Spreadsheet and fixing broken links, I just wanted to go ahead and share with you guys some advice and how I fix broken links when I work on masterlists. 

If, when you click on a link, it comes up “not found,” the way to figure out if the author has merely changed url’s is like this

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captive prince flower shop/tattoo studio AU

so @caravaggion requested cute headcanons to brighten up her day and then this happened


- kastor is like this straight edge dumbass and damen wants to get a tattoo just to piss him off. so he walks into laurent’s tattoo studio and laurent asks him “which one do you want” and damen is like “oMG i haven’t even THOUGHT about that”

- laurent is 100% done w/ Indecisive Damen. but damen ends up getting a chain of flowers on his back and laurent is sort of confused but also impressed that this rough animal of a guy would get a flower tattoo, until one day….

- ..on his way to work laurent catches a glimpse of damen in the flower shop not far from his tattoo studio. and the sight of this tall, dark-skinned, muscular guy working so carefully and gently with a bunch of pretty flowers stirs something inside him

- meanwhile, damen continues to visit the tattoo studio bc getting half your back covered in flowers can’t be done all at once. as he gets used to laurent’s cold behaviour, he finds himself curious about him & wants to catch a glimpse behind his mask

- laurent hasn’t done many flowers before bc fuck it who wants to have flower tattoos these days, so when damen catches him cursing about it under his breath, the next time he shows up with a bunch of flowers for laurent, “as live inspiration”

- then laurent is even MORE sour w/ damen bc he can’t handle nice people and doesn’t know what to do. damen is actually hurt and doesn’t show up for a week or two. laurent finally figures he has to apologize & shows up in damen’s flower shop one day

- and laurent is like “i need a bunch of really beautiful flowers for a really beautiful person” & damen is jealous but picks them out bc laurent is a Customer now. then after he paid laurent presses the flowers into damen’s hands & leaves

- damen finds a little card between the flowers saying “sorry”. he forgives laurent (of course) & when he visits the tattoo place again, they share a smile & don’t mention it anymore. but something between them has changed.

Mendo film viewing together?

How many of you guys would be interested in watching “The Big Steal” together online? Like, I’ve wanted to watch it for awhile, but I feel like it’s the kind of silly movie that would be 100x more fun to watch with other fellow people from the Mendelfam. I’ve had other friends on Tumblr do film viewings and its aways an absolute blast in the group chat!  I’d do it on “Rabbit”, an online screen sharing website where you don’t need an account and can chat to each other while the film is playing.

Just reblog this post if you’re interested! If theres enough people interested (like 10 at least?) I’ll make a poll online to figure out what time would be best. It would be sometime on one of the weekend days of the 26, 27, 28th or 2, 3rd, depending on what works best for the most people.

Rocket Queen

Summary:  Dean spends a restless night sharing a bed with the reader when there is only one room left available on a hunt.  When he hears her call his name from the bathroom, he goes to investigate and finds more than he imagined.  

Word Count: 1984

Warnings: Smut, swearing, voyeurism, oral (female receiving), unprotected sex

Characters: DeanxReader, Sam

AN:  I figured it was time to actually post something and stop creeping around tumblr.  First fic I’ve posted in years.  Inspired by Guns n'Roses.  Gif is not mine.

Originally posted by hunterchesters


If I say I don’t need anyone
I can say these things to you
‘cause I can turn on anyone
Just like I’ve turned on you
I’ve got a tongue like a razor
A sweet switchblade knife
And I can do you favors
But then you’ll do whatever I like

You were going to drive him crazy, of that Dean was sure.  You had checked into the only motel with a vacancy, which, of course, only had one room available for Sam, Dean and you to share.  You had wordlessly crawled into bed next to Dean and feigned sleep.  That had been two hours ago and your ceaseless tossing and turning was keeping him awake.  If he was honest with himself it probably had more to do with having you just inches away in an old button down and panties.  You rolled over again with a small groan.

If had been a long day of interviewing witnesses and yet here he was, your restlessness keeping him awake.  Dean decided he would say something the next time you moved, when you sat up, slipping out from under the covers.  

He watched you stub your toe with a soft swear before moving over to the table.  You rummaged around in your backpack, searching for something by feel before withdrawing an old scarf.  You slipped into the bathroom, pulled the door closed and switched on the light.  The low drone of the bathroom fan followed.  

Dean rolled over, staring at the long strip of light that poured from the bathroom.  The latch had lost it purchase and opened slightly. He reached out a hand, resting it on the pillow beside him.  The warmth from your body lingered and he leaned in, smelling the soft, cheap fragrance of hotel shampoo.  Without a restless bed partner he felt himself slowly falling asleep, lulled by the faint undeniable smell of you.  

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COMMISSIONS!

so this is a pretty big shot in the dark, but seeing as it’s mid-february and i desperately needed a job about two days ago, i figured i’d see if i can just get a few commissions to keep me afloat.

i desperately need to keep my phone service active – i share my account with my father and i need my phone for job hunting and to keep in contact with my dad, and he needs the service so that he can continue going to his dialysis appointments (he has medical transportation, but it needs to be set up, and he can’t do that without a phone!).

you can see my art examples at my art tumblr! it’s @redlobco! i can really only do feral or anthro animal art, keep in mind!

I AM OFFERING

flat fullbody - $10

fullbody w/ shading - $15

animated pixel art - $10

add character - $5

i’m pretty desperate, and just a couple commissions would probably be enough to at least keep my service on. even if you can’t order, please signal boost!! message me with what you would like, and i’ll give you the paypal email.

archiveofourown.org
The Taste of chasing Criminals across London - OnceSherlock - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Sherlock Holmes & John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Additional Tags: Case Fic, First Kiss, Sharing a Bed, Road Trips, Slow Build, In Character, Based on a Tumblr Post, POV Sherlock Holmes
Summary:

“Excuse me, where is my key?” Sherlock asks. He is already annoyed at this man.

The innkeeper looks puzzled. “I’m sorry? Do you need two rooms?”

“Yes, obviously.” Unfortunately. “I am a bit tired so please do hurry up.”

The man searches through his papers and after a while looks up at Sherlock apologetically.

“I am so sorry, Mr. Holmes. There must have been a misunderstanding. Dr. Huxtable only booked one room for you and I’m afraid that we’re booked up.”

“Oh for god’s sake – “

“It’s okay.” John interrupts him. Sherlock is puzzled. What? Does John really want to share a room with him? Of course we’ll be needing two echoes in the back of Sherlock’s mind.


@hiatustory here is my submission for May’s writing challenge. I finally figured out how to share an AO3 link on tumblr :) It’s quite a simple story but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

The Rollbear Needs Koku!


Hey everyone, due to mounting problems it was suggested to me that I advertise services of many natures in order to earn capitol to deal with horrible life events. I hear this is a pretty common thing here and that the Tumblr community is big on sharing work requests to people in need. So I figured I’ll skip the sob story and post work type stuff first (for those who want a miserable story, It’ll be at the end).

  1. Marketing & Digital Services: For those who don’t know I run a small marketing agency. We focus mostly on social media development & branding services. This means we run the gamut of creative as well as analytical and web development services. We try to focus our actual clients on just the business objective based work of our social media marketing but we always have need of that wide range of skill sets. This means I can offer at the very least a consultation if you need any kind of web work done. Due to the current emergency status, I will personally handle small gigs too like design work, fixing a page on a site, SEO optimizing your images & content, etc. - Ironic that you don’t see us post much given the nature of my day job, but we rarely have time to focus on our RPG stuff, and even the business itself taking our own advice & methods.
  2. RPG Development / Testing: Well, this page is mostly about our RPG work, so hey why not place this here. Also I have a dedicated team of players and a roster of fresh faces for product testing, as well as a history doing so. Check out Goblin Stones latest release “Chapel on the Cliffs”!  - But anyway if you have commission ideas let us know!
  3. GMing: This is one I’m divided on, but I’m willing to GM/DM/Storyteller RPG sessions for your rice based contributions to my bank account. Or perhaps teach a class with a casual game? I’ve been doing this for years and have knowledge of various systems, and am forgiving for new players. I always recommend playing free with friends but it fits our theme here and may be what you need to get started? Times are desperate!
  4. Grinding Services: Hey if there is another thing I know well it’s RPG’s. Are you a veteran player of some online game but need to power-level that new class so you can play capstone content with your buddies but aren’t using your main? Get some chap to do it for you while you’re at work! (I especially like @phantasystaronline if you are on #ephinea)
  5. Pixel Art: Alright so there are a ton of people who do this but I can also create faux-pixel art in vector format if you want it scaled to any size for print promotions or the like. This is a time consuming process and even with discounts might be kind of expensive but let me know if you are interested.
  6. Dog Sitting: Southern California only. I have references. Anywhere from the Valley down to Orange County. Probably can’t do San Diego.

That concludes the relatively wide array of service offers. Most of you can move on now. Cheerio!


Well now, for the rest of you, here is the skinny on the situation:

Everything was going pretty well for me and my company last month. We took on some new hires and ramped up our efforts for new and existing clients. This was a big risk for us and I was up-front about that with the newbies, as we are one of those “boot-strapped” companies the papers are so quick to glamorize (in other words, we have no operating capitol - we rely on timely payments from our clients to stay in business, which is natural as this project is just an up-scaling of my freelancing).

Of course, possibly due to the 4th of July, payments came late, particularly with clients with whom we manage advertisements and require the money by a certain time to cover those credits. This coupled with one client stiffing us (for whom we had a retainership in order to develop a site for them upfront to a total time of about 90 hours) for two out of three payments put a major dent (read: negative balance) in our finances.

That’s bad enough on top of my increasingly failing health (which is a minor part of the picture honestly, so I won’t be elaborating further, just lots of chest issues), but it also turns out my girlfriend was arrested for possession on July 4th while sleeping on the street. She was with an unknown party (whom likely is the owner of the drugs) at the time. She is estranged from her family for being unable to contribute to bills, because of the untimely death of her husband (only 27). We had been working on getting her into some helpful programs so that her and her son would have a safe place to stay but that’s all been thrown into the wind for the time being. She is currently being held on a total bail of $10,000 for those possession charges and seems to have no allies in her area. From what I can tell nobody even knows that she is in jail. I only found out because after a few days with no contact I knew things were rough enough that I should check public records and local news outlets.

So yeah, things are pretty rough lately and I need to correct my finances post-haste. I’m not big into charity or begging so I posit this unconventional (to me anyway, I see artists open commissions a lot when times get rough) list of potential services.

I guess I could dog-sit too if you are local to Southern California? (adding that now).

Thanks for reading! Hope I can do something cool for you soon!

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for opening a BTS writing blog??? Please I need helpppp 😩😩😩😩

Every time I think I have figured out how this Tumblr writing blog thing works, something happens to remind me that I have no idea how people find me or why some fics get love and others get ignored.  There’s an element to all of this that is a mystery to me.

But, I’ll share what I can:

1.  Write stories that you would want to read.  That goes for both plot and writing style.  If you try to write for what you think other people want, you’ll end up limiting yourself creatively and end up with a product that doesn’t really reflect who you are. If it’s something you would want to read, then there will be other people who want to read it too.  

2. Tag your stories appropriately.  I think only the first 5 tags are searchable, so those are the most important.  Think about what you would type into the search if you were looking for a story like yours and tag it like that.  Warning: the BTS smut tag is horribly abused by people not writing smut who think it’s cute or want to be seen.  

3.  Follow others and reblog things (gifs are especially popular.)  When you start a new blog, you won’t show up right away – even if you specifically search for yourself.  You have to be active first, so make sure you are following other blogs and posting frequently enough to cause you to show up more frequently in searches.

4.  Ask for help getting your name out there.  Fic rec blogs and some other more popular blogs are sometimes willing to help out a new blogger by posting a link.  Personally, I find this the hardest thing to do, but being reblogged or linked by a more established blog makes a world of difference.  Understand that some may not think your content suits their readers, but other’s will.  It’s worth a shot to ask.

5.  Make your blog easy to use.  Put up a mobile friendly master list and make sure to keep it up to date (you can find guides on how to do this on tumblr).  Use a background and a theme that makes your stories easy to read.  Make it really clear in the header what your blog is about.  Make sure your stories are clearly marked for genre, member, anything else that people may want to know before reading.

6.  Be patient.  There may be no one reading for a while.  Then you’ll get a few notes and it’s thrilling.  You’ll get a few followers and then a few more.  It takes time for everything to build up.  As you get notes, comments, and reblogs, it raises your profile and makes it easier for new people to find you (that’s part of the reason so many writers are hungry for notes – the fewer notes you have, the harder it is to be found).  

7.  Be grateful.  This part is easy.  The reader / writer relationship is symbiotic.  Let them know how much you appreciate their part in making your blog work.  Without them, our stories would just sit in a void.  Not all of your readers are going to like all of your works, which is fine.  Taste is a personal thing.  So even though you will be very grateful for their participation in your blog, don’t forget rule #1 – you are first and foremost writing the stories you want to read.  

Anyone else have ideas?  


Aaaaaah….what a thing to come home to.

So I just caught wind about a very important loss today. An old friend of mine recently passed.

@dostmotherknowyou

I’m not too sure what to say, mostly because i am a person with a lot to say, but little to give out. However. At my first funeral, my grandfather’s funeral, we decided not to dwell and grieve on what we lost and what will never be the same again, but celebrate what was and will stay with us forever.

Who we learned from. Who we shared knowledge with. Who we laughed with. Who we cried with. Who we confined in. Who we trusted in. Who we loved. Who made us feel loved. Who gave us peace. Who gave us solace. Who made us whole. Who made us alive inside.

All these things. They’re not gone. As long as we keep them, remember them. Pass them on to someone else. And then someone else. And someone else. Did we truely lose something?

So… I guess I’ll do that.

BUT SHIT WHAT TO START WITH

  • When I saw their artwork from the Cryaotic fandom. And i reblogged and praised each one, following immediatly soon after
  • When they made friends with others with their bright smile  
  • When they began to stream and make us laugh with that infectuous laugh
  • When they were always ON POINT with their eyeliner and wigs
  • When they’d laugh at my awful photoshops of the Late Night Crew, and  even requested a few~
  • When they and some other artists would start the next big art meme and our YT fav would praise and join in on the fun in confusion
  • When the Suppettes made that moose intro for the LNC, GOD
  • When they joined in on the askthetagbends ask group

But the rest, lost in the late night to early morning skype calls, and a few secrets we shared.

I dont want to say “I regret not keeping in touch with them”, i mean i do…but, people change and sometimes that forms a distance. We dont mean to but, it happens. I stayed the same, but Dost grew into something bigger and better. Discovering more about themselves, expanding their knowledge, achieving their dreams, reaching out to those in need. I always figured Dost was one of those people that was destined for greater things. And though we grew distant, I still cared.

I at least, want to keep something (in case tumblr deletes my inbox) My last words with them.

I’m not too sure how to end this and i know i sound like some sort of wanna-be pastor or something but

Let’s smile for Dost. Let’s live for Dost. Explore for them. Grow for them. So that when we meet them again one day, we can share our adventures and experiences, our feelings and our thoughts and never feel distant again. I think they would like that.

Rest in piece, Dost.
We will and always love you.

Art by @lilsharkprincess

This blog is a work in progress (so graphics, theme, everything is going to change. I can’t think of details right now) but I wanted to let you know as soon as possible. 

The first week-end consacred to EnnoYama will be held from March 25 to 27. (Sorry I made a mistake on the picture)  The participations can be fics, arts, edits, fanmix, and must be tagged as #ennoyama weekend. If you post something outside of tumblr, feel free to send an ask so we can share a link to your work!

Prompts

Day 1 : Confession/First
Day 2 : Captain/Future
Day 3 : AU/Free

If you have a suggestion, please feel free to let me know here or on @ma-je-s-capharnaum

More info will come later once I figure what I’m supposed to say! (So let me know if I forgot something)

Hi there! This is my new tumblr, and I figured I would share a bit about myself to get the ball rolling. c:

I’m 21, in a wlw relationship (3 years in September!), a junior in college, and I major in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. (Feel free to ask or message me to find out more about these parts of my life!).

I love to sing, draw, come up with head canons, read, and talk with new people. I’m not particularly talented at any of these things, but I try!

I also have a love of stickers, stationery supplies, and journals. :P

Some fandoms I’m in are;

  • Hunter x Hunter
  • FMAB
  • BNHA
  • Sailor Moon
  • One Piece
  • and a ton more that I can’t name right now

I also really like art (like illustration, sketches, etc.), fashion, anything sapphic centered, quotes, poetry, news (politics, lgbt+ rights, blm movement, feminism movement, etc.), and relatable/funny posts!

If you’re into any of these, like/reblog so I can follow!

Thanks, and I hope we can become friends!!!

-Ashlyn

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I experienced an influx of followers because of a recent selfie, and I’m grateful, honestly…. but understand this is all just a waiting game for me. I’m waiting for ya’ll to figure out what a militant xicana I am; how much of an annoying vegan I am; what an intolerable SJW I make of myself, and turn on your heels.
If you stay, feel welcome. I need tumblr friends.
If you see something you’re not sure about, something a little suspect, I’m open to the idea that I’ve made a mistake.
If you see a concept your curious about, I’m generally willing to share what I know.
Hi, new friends, here are my boobs.

archiveofourown.org
Watching Love Happen - Pagemistress1 - Overwatch (Video Game) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Overwatch (Video Game)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Junkrat | Jamison Fawkes/Satya “Symmetra” Vaswani, Junkrat | Jamison Fawkes & Satya “Symmetra” Vaswani, Torbjörn Lindholm/Mrs. Lindholm
Characters: Junkrat | Jamison Fawkes, Satya “Symmetra” Vaswani, Torbjörn Lindholm, Reinhardt Wilhelm (Mention), Lena “Tracer” Oxton (mention), Mrs. Lindholm, Roadhog | Mako Rutledge (mention), Lindholm Kids (briefly mentioned)
Additional Tags: POV Third Person, told from Torbjörn’s POV from the third person, how does Mrs. Lindholm not have her own tag?, We need to fix that, the characters listed as mentioned aren’t really as important to the story, Symmrat Week, written for Symmrat Week but not following any of the prompts, Realized the day before it started that Symmrat Week was coming up and felt like writing something, Symmrat Week inspired, My First Symmrat Fic, Fluff, Cross-Posted on Tumblr, Cross-Posted on FanFiction.Net
Summary:

Torbjörn watches Satya and Jamison fall in love.

BittyParse things

-That three inch height difference that makes forehead kisses super easy
-Bitty teaching Kent how to skate with figure skates
- Kent definitely falls on his ass
- Bitty tries not to laugh
- (He fails)
-Bitty and the Aces
- Bitty giving them NHL diet approved baked goods
- Team dinners @ Bitty and Kent’s apartment
- The Aces going to Samwell and supporting their honorary Ace
-JERSEY SHARING
-Fashion forward power couple
-showing up in each other’s YouTube videos
- Kent jamming to Miley Cyrus in the background of a tutorial on getting the perfect pie crust
- Eric playing with Kit in the background of a video of Kent reacting to his tumblr tag

anonymous asked:

Hello, I don't have Tumblr and I couldn't figure out how to submit an ask on your neglectedrainbow account (which I really love btw) but I was wondering if you could send me the audio of MLB in DEH? I wanted to ask directly from steppingouttathesun but they don't seem to have anon asks open... If you're okay with sending it I can give you my email/trading website. Thanks in advance!! :)

I won’t be able to share anything with you over anon, so I’ll need your email or something like that to share it with you. (Also, my anon box is open on neglectedrainbow–thank you for the lovely compliment, by the way–so you should be able to send me an ask w/ your info–which I won’t publish or anything, don’t worry–here)