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august 21st aka fanfic writers appreciation day.

i saw this post going around and i’ve decided to make a post to a) recommend you some great stories and amazing writers, b) give some sort of feedback. i don’t really have that much time to read anymore, so this won’t be that long. as soon as i get more time, i’ll start reading again :) the list is in no specific order, i was going through my “following” list and through my fic recs blog.


@noona-la-la-la  — i recommend literally everything noona ever wrote. i love her style and her plots and the fact that she always manages to exceed my expectations. she’s one of those writers whose stories aren’t just about the smut, which i love. of course, the amazing smut is just a bonus. my favorite story of hers is either unexpected or conditioned (which is also one of my fave tae stories ever. e v e r.) and her vmin threesome the group project is amazing! i’m so far up her ass it’s not even funny, but i seriously love everything about her blog and her writing.


@ellieljade  — amazing plots! a m a z i n g. and the dirty talk! the smut scenes are just too good, and mr.min is my favorite yoongi series. i love the plot, i love the fact that the characters aren’t labeled as good or bad, there’s a lot of grey areas and you never know what to expect. if you want to cry, read her this is how you lose her series and come bitch about it with me. and did i mention sub namjoon? because damn, watch me is amazing.


@avveh — some of the best dirty talk and pwp ever. i enjoy reading her stories from the first one she posted, which is reveries. i don’t even watch the show it’s based on, but i love the series. emily can really suck you into the plot, regardless of the smut. of course, you know me, my favorite is jealousy games because jungkook AND jimin. you know.


@xhixtape — i could go on about lila forever. the flow in her stories is amazing, i love the slow build ups in some stories, and i love the smut in all of them. she’s a huge inspiration for me and her work has inspired a lot of mine, i think i might be her biggest fan. read everything! my favorites are kitten’s got his tongue, good mornings, and vibrations. vibrations, man!!!

@tayegi — lu is one of the OGs of bts fanfics, so i’m sure you’re all already reading her stories. i lover her ocs, i love that they know how to speak for themselves and that they know what they want and aren’t afraid to go for it. my favorites are fuck, marry, kill (because JIMIN), the golden boy because T A E, and friendship goals because TAEGI.


@kimtrain — okay, one good purr had me hooked ! i loved the slow burn and tae′s character and everything about it, from the plot to her style. that’s also one of my favorite tae stories ever.  also, the wings of a devil? b o m b. she has a huge masterlist and i need to read all of her stories.


@floralseokjin — blessed is the day i found out about jordan’s blog. i love everything she writes, i don’t care what member the stories are about because they’re that good. i love her style because it makes me get into the story so much that i can’t stop reading. the first story i read was salt and shadow and i still love it. her jin stories are the best out there and i love reading them. show me might be my fave. also, playing with fire is bomb.


@gukvory —  can you feel it, sugar? is a masterpiece. actually, everything on this masterlist is a masterpiece. i love her writing style, i love the flow, i love the feeling i get when reading her stories. just read everything of hers, you won’t regret it.


@kittae — eva writes for other groups as well! i’ve only read most of her bts stories, and my faves are v-card because it’s the right amount of everything, and favourites and servants is so good! there’s still so many stories on her masterlist to read and i can’t wait to read more. 


@dailydoseofdia — i’m gonna recommend carousel because it’s one of the stories i’ve been meaning to read, but just didn’t have enough time for, even though everyone is praising it. i’ve read dia’s fics and they’re amazing, so i don’t doubt that carousel is just as great. lick was amazing and it’s the first thing i’ve read on her blog.


@chinnychimchim — ah. ah! one of my favorite writers. i seriously love everything she posts, i don’t ever check who the story is about. my favorite has to be reset. it’s such a good story and i haven’t read anything similar, so i love it. cognitive dissonance is also a must read. just read the entire masterist while you’re at it, it’s worth it.


@kstopping  — who doesn’t want a good mmf threesome with vmon? that’s exactly what cinnamon sugar is and i LOVE IT. also tags that crack me up every time.


@jungkookfortunekookies  — for those who don’t read smut, there’s a ton of popular stories on her masterlist, including jungkook roommate series which is so fun and easy to read!


@jeylovestoblog — i’ve heard jey writes amazing reader/girl/member threesomes, so i need to check them out, and i recommend you do the same. she updates often, so i’m sure you’ll find something for yourself.


@rapmonluv — all i’ve read so far is nightcall and it’s enough for me to know i’ll love everything else.


@jingukz — sarah’s stories are amazing and you know that i prefer smut, but her stories are that good. she doesn’t need smut to pull you in, but when it’s there, it’s great. bliss among sinners is probably my fave, but the first one i’ve read is cry me a river and i’m still not over it.


@emboyz — i still need to go through her masterlist, but i’ve read good catch and it’s great!


@pjxmin — i don’t get how everyone’s not talking about her writing. caught in a lie is amazing, proposals is such a good story, her writing is amazing and her stories are fun and they just pull you in. amazing writer!


@cosykims — merlot murders (the crimson killer, kisses of carmine) is the most underrated series i’ve ever read. it has everything and i can’t praise it enough, seriously. you need to read it!


@jiminniemouse — i think i’ve read everything of hers and there wasn’t a single story i didn’t like. i love her style, i love her plots, i just love everything about her writing. purple jewels is so well written and interesting, i can’t get enough. seriously, i recommend everything.


@wonhopes — amanda’s writing is amazing. i think you’ve all read not so honest, but i think my favorite might be cat got your tongue because TAEEEE.


@mindfullofcrazy — i absolutely loved give me love!!!


@hobibliophile — i think i’ve read everything on her masterlist and i loved it! my favorites are take a break (jihope threesome ftw), blue blooded (prince jin!!!), and don’t care about the presents (namjoon being a cutie).


@kainks — i love her writing style! my favorites are new guy and triplicity because damn, hoseok and yoongi threesome? i’m in. orange tulips is on my to read list, i’ve heard great things about it.


@versigny — if you haven’t read miss dial, i don’t know what you’re doing. read it. now. i love it!


@baeseoul  — protege is probably my favorite jungkook series ever. it’s so well written, i love the plot, i love the characters and their flaws, i just love everything about the story. destruction of a muse is on my to read list. just great writing in general, one of my favorite writers.


@protectaetae — i love her writing style! one night snap pt 1 and 2 saved me.


@taehyung-the-baehyung  — closer is amazing and so is the suit and tie series! amazing :)


@jheartseok — i still haven’t read nude, not flowers and i suck because i’ve heard it’s an amazing story. i need to read everything of hers.


@roseok — just read everything. amazing writing.


@drquinzelharleeni’m not a kid is a great series. there’s so much more i have to read from her masterlist, but i like her writing style!


there are a lot of writers who i still need to check out and i’m looking forward to it. i’m sorry if i’ve forgotten someone! if i’ve ever given you a compliment about your writing, i truly meant it. i hope i’ve included everyone. if you go check out these writers, please don’t ask them about updates :)

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Kwon Minsik for H1GHR MUSIC

hello I love wlw so much? lesbians and bi girls and pan girls & wlw who don’t want a label and wlw who want one but don’t know what label they are right now, just that they definitely like girls - it’s okay, that’s fine, you’ll get there eventually, I promise, and I love you. whatever label you decide is good & you’re just as much of a wlw. we are all strong and valuable and united in our love for other girls and we’re all brave and unique. we are all worthwhile & we should all have each other’s backs. other people will try to divide us so we need to be there for each other. our different orientations all bring valuable experiences & insights to the community & that should be respected & treasured. no orientation is ‘more’ wlw than any other. we all like girls & we are all important.

played dungeons and dragons again last night, look at all those still alive little potential enemy tokens, kobolds to the south, goblins to the north they’ve been lowkey enemies for years and the conflict was escalated more recently as some hobgoblins took over the goblin tribe

one elaborate but successful plan later hinging on the codeword “piss” (classy bunch) the hobgoblins are fckn dead and the party are presiding over kobold-goblin negotiations being well on the way to the Noble and Heroic Ending of The Sunless Citadel

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All I know at the end of the day is: I love who I love, there ain’t no other way. I’m here for him 100%. I love Louis. Good or bad management. Good or bad label. Promo or no promo, I will do 100% of my abilities to support my boy. I will buy everything. I will participate in any promo project. I will give money to charities for his birthday or to ones he supports. I will like everything on instagram that he posts. I will stream everything. I will go to see him touring wherever I can. I will make content here to promo his songs. I will write support tweets for all the nice public people who are good to him. I will share good articles about his music and talents. I will tell everyone about his music. And how good his heart is. I will try to give him anything I can to make his journey better. My boy deserves some sweet happiness. 

anonymous asked:

Uh... competitor! idk about dat but all i see is drama 💀 what a shame to waste good love 💀

I know man, but that’s exactly what labels/teams do though, drama means money

i know that all will be revealed from the band members’ own mouths in due time but like………… can they tell us which ones are on #teamcap and which ones are on #teamironman in the meantime

anonymous asked:

So, as a long-time lurker in fandom, but not super-involved, I know the common courtesy in fandom is to ask before you remix another author's fics or write in their universe. However, there has been some drama around that in one of my fandoms and it got me thinking about how that came to be and when it became accepted practice. As someone who has been around fandom for a long time, I figured you would be a good person to ask. Thanks in advance for letting me use you as a sort of fandom historian

I feel like it’s probably a very old unwritten rule. I never encountered it in X-Files fandom in the 90s but on the other hand, remixing wasn’t really even a done thing at that point, at least in that fandom. The concept of “remix” wasn’t something I encountered until Musesfool on LJ began having remix festivals every year in the early 2000s. That may actually be where the whole concept comes from, though perhaps there were zines or boards dedicated to it earlier. In the remix fest, you took a fanfic and rewrote it in a different style or from another POV, but you were assigned a specific person to remix and they were a participant too. So the only fics that were remixed were ones that people had given consent to have remixed. There was a very clear line around people who hadn’t consented to having their work messed with. 

In a broader sense, “remixing” has happened for centuries; Shakespeare did a lot of it, and he’s generally the go-to example, but the ancient Romans were quite fond of remixing Greek narratives and arts even before Christianity came on the scene. The idea of remixing probably began with religious syncretism (where a dominant invading culture takes the local faith and renames the gods, or builds their own temples over earlier temples of the locals), but that was also usually the product of invasion/appropriation. It wasn’t permitted, it was just that the appropriated culture had no power to stop their invaders from doing it – and, since it often meant they got to keep their holy days and sacred spaces under new names, they weren’t always inclined to try to stop it. 

Even in Shakespeare’s case, though, he wouldn’t have taken, say, another living playwright’s play, rewritten the dialogue, and presented it as his own. Or if he did, he’d be censured by his colleagues. He took old, old stories. Lines from obscure epics, tales from Suetonius, the histories of local royalty, the ancient tropes of commedia and farce that mainland Europe inherited from the Romans who nicked it off the Greeks. Shakespeare stole from all over, but he was a grave-robber, not a highwayman, and that’s generally been the case with famous writers who took from other sources. 

(At least so far as I know. Shakespeare nerds, feel free to tell me stories of plagiarism scandals I may not have heard about, I love a good dead scandal. The point will remain – if you steal from the living, you get in hot water for it.) 

The question of who owns an idea is a deep one, which is why this discussion gets tricky fast. But remixing the work of someone who is living, without their permission to do so, is generally frowned upon because we believe this infringes on their right to earn off their work, be that money (as in the workplace) or social capital (as in fandom and to some extent in academia). An exception is if you’re making a specific statement about their work, in which case you’re usually saying “Come at me, bro” and it’s understood you’re still not taking credit for someone else’s idea. Sometimes it’s a glorification thing, like with Warhol’s obsession with commercial graphic design and popular imagery. In both cases, the original work being remixed is generally so recognizable that everyone knows it’s a remix and it’s therefore a statement rather than a theft. Usually the remixing of a popular property in a critical way is confined to aggressive protest where you can generally look at the original property and say “Yeah, they had that coming.”   

Fandom straddles a line, however, because we often remix the original canon out of love for it, or out of a frustrated sense of “I love this story but THIS ONE PART MAKES ME CRAZY CAN WE FIX IT”. We remix to queer canon, to racebend and genderbend, to save the life of a character, to fix a perceived injustice, to put our heroes into lives more like ours, or just to see “what would happen if we changed this one thing?" 

So if we can do it to canon, why can’t we do it to each other? Well, mainly because our remixing of canon is a Warhol glorification – everyone knows the foundation idea isn’t ours, and that we’re playing in the sandbox, not charging admission to it. If you remix a fanfic, people won’t necessarily know the idea wasn’t yours – and if you link to what you remixed without asking, you may come off less "I love your fic like Warhol loves soup labels” and more “I think your fanfic wasn’t good enough and I don’t care enough about you as an individual to ask first before I fix it." 

Which is why you ask. More communication is better than less, and if you ask, the writer knows that you love their idea, rather than hating their execution. And it means if they say no, and you respect that, you’re not humiliating them in public by implying you think their work was inadequate. 

Asking permission to Do A Thing in fandom is a way of making sure people don’t get hurt. The creators of our canon have power we don’t; their message is disseminated to a much vaster audience and they’re paid for it. The creator of a fanwork that someone wants to remix doesn’t have that power, and they’re an equal, so if you remix without asking you’re taking a shot across the bow with a cannon, not throwing pebbles at a window. 

Pantomime by Laura Lam

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R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.

Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star.

But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.

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It pisses me off that people will say a male character is transgender or cis!Male if they look or act a bit feminine
There’s nothing wrong with it
But why can’t a male character just be a guy who wants to look pretty, or they’re into girly things?
There are people like that out there.
If that’s what the character was meant to be then let them be.

Just a quick reminder that this process isn’t for us.

It’s not supposed to be interesting to us or fun for us. This process isn’t for the fans - this process is for the public, and also through that, for Louis as well.

Everything is a blip in the public. People who read tabloids know not everything is accurate. But what won’t be a blip is that the name Louis Tomlinson is actually a name they can associate with a face.

I know this is boring and sometimes yucky, but no matter how the rest of the break goes, we will have Louis and the other boys back in June, and Louis will have his name known likely in both the U.S. and UK, and perhaps throughout most parts of the world.

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I realised today that sometimes in this fandom, and perhaps more particularly, the Harry&Louis part, we lose sight of what it is we’re even doing here. We get distracted (and rightly so) by tours, interviews, tweets, instagrams, and videos of the boys – as well as fighting, drama, anon hate, and dragging each other within the fandom to the point where many lose sight of what brought us together in the first place. For a lot of people, that’s the music, and for others, it’s Harry&Louis – and others, it’s a combination of the two. We look at every new event or interview with microscopic tunnel vision, looking at Harry or Louis for some sign of interaction to the point where we need to watch the video back two, three, four times just to be content there was/wasn’t something there, as well as to even register what it is the band is doing. We take out fine tooth combs to scour the internet and sources and articles, looking for links and missing puzzle pieces and things that management or journalists were too sloppy (or too cocky) to leave out. The supporters of Harry&Louis are so caught up in reinforcing that we’ve forgotten how to remember – to remind ourselves why we’re here and what we’re doing all of this for. And to me, it’s love. The fact that it’s happening between two men or within the world’s biggest band is of course extremely significant, as LGTBQ+ representation in today’s society is something you hardly see, and when you do, you have to hold onto it and fight for it. But beneath it all, at the very base level, it’s love that we’re advocating for and fighting with. Personally, I’d rather people think I had wasted months or years of my life believing that two people were in love than to have dedicated the same amount of time to harassing, bullying, and abusing strangers on the internet for their beliefs. I think the supporters within this fandom need to be reminded that we’re here because we believe in love, and that’s always more powerful than hate, even if it’s hard to remember that with a full inbox of anons or shitty tags or comments on an otherwise harmless post.

So this video, to me, is the perfect way to remind everyone who supports Harry&Louis of why we’re here and what we’re doing blogging our lives away – it’s for love. Their love, yes, but when you think about it, we’re held together by it, proving that it’s a force to be reckoned with. Take a moment of your day to remind yourself of love and watch the video, then go back to your regularly scheduled examination of that stranger whose girlfriend is the second cousin of that one person who stood next to Louis in April, then was spotted with Harry in July, because your thorough examination and powers of deduction are scarily brilliant. And everyone else in the fandom, don’t let the anti’s get you down - because I know where I’d rather be standing when it all comes out in the wash.

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