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I’ve mentioned it a couple of times over the last few days, but this blog has officially reached 200 followers. I’m still in shock, honestly. I only started this blog six months ago, and honestly it’s changed my whole roleplaying experience for the better. I was so nervous when I made this blog, and I didn’t really think that indie roleplaying would be for me, but then I found that people actually wanted to write with me, and I’ve met so many amazing people because of that.

I’ve also grown a lot in confidence with my writing abilities and have taken on characters that I never once thought I’d be able to play, really pushing myself out of my comfort zone. My OC’s have become more and more developed, and I have you all to thank for that, especially as I didn’t think that anyone would be remotely interested in playing against them. So really, treat this post as a thank you to you all, as I wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for you.

The babes:

  • @fandombottomboys​ - I’m so pleased that you messaged me when you did. I don’t think you realise just how much I value our friendship that has blossomed from that small message. You’ve help boost my confidence so much, and your belief in my characters is what pushes me to try new things, to take on new characters and see what I can do with them. I’ve already lost count of the amount of threads we have, both here and on our private account, but I don’t think that’s going to stop us from continuing to add to them, not with how we plot together. Keep on being awesome, I love you!
  • @bloody-gorgeous-rps​ - You have been so good to me over the last couple of months, you’ve helped me get through some really difficult times, and you’ve listened when I needed someone to talk to. You’re amazing, and then to top things off you agreed to write with me, which honestly made my day. I love the verses that we have together so far, and I love how complex you make your characters and the passion that you have for writing them and our verses. It’s a pleasure to write with you, and long may it continue!
  • @sevansandco​ - I think you were one of the first people to write with me on this account, you gave me a chance and I couldn’t be more grateful. I love your sam, amongst other characters, and you make it so easy to play against them. You’re an absolute gem, I also love that you’ve indulged me enough to let me play olicity against you. You’re amazing, and I hope that we can keep playing together for a long time to come.
  • @nikki-indie-castle​ - I was so pleased when you came back to tumblr and we started rping together again. We’ve already got so many wonderful ships together, and I love that we keep adding to them. You’ve introduced me to so many different characters that I wouldn’t have dreamed of playing against otherwise. I hope we get to try plenty of other new ships together, because I love getting to write with you!

People I admire, whether we talk everyday or it’s from afar, I just want you to know that I love you all:

@warbleralways || @indie-dcrper || @junkyardrejects || @nataliedormerwrites || @davidkarofskyindie || @notsosweetporcelain || @hurricaneindies || @inthequiver || @ofcrmes || @amillixnvoices || @evansrp || @stilesintheredhoodie || @boysinmasks || @beatlesmaniacblaine || @mcrleyrose || @mockingxcanary || @im-a-hawker || @supblainerps || @irreverentshit || @theoriginalbadasspuckerman || @pianokeysandbowties || @multimuseindie || @stberrywrites || @nationalcityy || @kzrl || @aboylikethat || @forrkeeps || 

Let me introduce you to three of my friends: hallucigenia, opabinia, and wiwaxia. They’re all from the Cambrian explosion, the period of time around 500 million years ago when life was just starting and was still trying to figure out questions like “how should a mouth work?” and “legs?”

Hallucigenia was about an inch long (most life back then was tiny, they were only a few eras removed from being single celled after all) and it had sixteen clawed legs, hard spines coming out of its back, and a wicked tentacle neckbeard. 

Opabinia was between two to three inches long and it had thirty fins along the side of its body, along with five mushroom shaped eyes on top of its head. By far though, its most interesting feature was its strange proboscis. Like a Dr. Moreau style mashup of an elephant and a lobster, the long nose terminated in a large claw that it used to grab prey and bring it to its backward facing mouth.

Finally, this is wiwaxia. This danger-artichoke was a two inch long armored slug-like creature with no head. In fact, its actual body was largely just its one massive foot. 

I find these animals interesting for three main reasons. First, it’s incredibly fascinating to see all of the potential paths that life on earth could have taken. Imagine an ocean filled with elephant lobsters! Second, whenever I feel like my life is going nowhere and all my choices are the wrong ones, I like to think that I’m in in my phase where I’m still developing hallucigenias and wiwaxias, and not yet making awesome things like butterflies or velociraptors. Finally - it serves as a stark reminder that if we ever find alien life, there is a fantastic chance it will look like nothing we’ve ever seen before - it might look more like one of these creatures than a human being. 

she was a queen
with neither crown nor kingdom,
the most powerful piece on the board
with no moves left to make,
so she overturned the table.
—  l.s.CHRYSALIS © 2016

Now make a face that puts the bad guys in their place
‘Til they regret the decisions they made that day
That led to standing in your way
- Warrior Face

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Don’t touch my man men, boy

Bonus:

Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 are here!

bizmyth  asked:

have you heard about/listened to 'the adventure zone'? it's a podcast. I think it's something you'd like, esp if you like lots of characters creating a found family and complex but awesome relationships between those characters. I'd also love to see your interpretation of the characters if you do get into it.

i actually just started listening to taz recently! i do like both of those things and i also hear it has canon girlfriends later on which im all about!! im not very far in (like.. halfway thru rockport limited? i think) and i havent really decided on designs for the boys yet, but heres number one regulator of my heart killian

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Alone is what I have. Alone protects me.

- “No, friends protect people.”

You know what i really love about Louise from Bob’s Burgers? Despite being the “evil mastermind” she’s still just a little girl. She still gets crushes on boy band members, and she still wears dresses, and she still loves her stuffed animals and has a favourite toy, which she’s named. She does voices for them too, she hates taking medicine, and above all she loves her family. She’s just a little kid and her mischievous abilities never undermine that, and I think it’s just really awesome. Kudos to the writers for making her so real

everyone talks about the “original” beauty and the beast with the rose theft and sisters and all that 

but nobody talks about the ACTUAL original where the beast’s widowed mom had to lead her country in war and so left him with a fairy as his nursemaid and then the fairy tried to seduce him when he grew up but he refused her so she cursed him. oh and she’s also beauty’s mother. and beauty is a secret illegitimate princess raised by a merchant for her own safety

so basically gabrielle-suzanne barbot de villenueve missed her calling as a writer for once upon a time

Girls don’t want boys, girls want Dragon Age Origins remastered with Inquisition graphics.

I drew a square magnet art for our translation team STT where I used to translate Dan and Phil’s videos to russian, and I realised I never posted in anywhere, though I like it! 

Translation is a hard work done by many volounteers in different countries and I just want to give a big hug to the foreign people in phandom who translate fics or videos or tweets in their own language, because damn, this is valid thing in phandom too! [Hugs]

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Despite literally posting everyday sometimes i feel like i dont post ENOUGH heres a bunch of doms from a series of drawpiles that occured yesterday…

yah so there might be a lot of “humans vs aliens and humanity is awesome, and even ‘aliens get fucked over by nature’”

but now suddenly im thinking, what if aliens invade some kind of fantasy world?

like, they decide to check out earth, and these aliens are not Clefairy/Deoxys/Beheeyem, 

“surrender now, you low-life earthlings!”

“hooh boy, yet another team trying to take over. is this team galactic?”
“nah man, they wanted to create a new world, and last i checked they didn’t wear costumes”
“its probably those ghost-types playing a prank, bet its a bunch of Haunters”

“Alright, troop, according to the human captive, a bit further in, there are berries that can cure us if we get poisoned. let us not forget what happened with the troop in section 6E”

*screaming and buzzing*
“Human, I demand this instant that you tell us what the source of the buzzing is!”
“oh geez, it sounds like a swarm of Beedrills. you guys better run, they’re extremely territorial”

“nonsens! we will fight off these ‘Beedrills’, we are much more evolved and stronger than whatever those things are! our weapons are much more developed than your puny human weapons”

“suit yourself”

and then they get annihilated by beedrills because those things are FAST and have you SEEN those spears??