i would have made a post about it

If you’re an artist and I follow you I just want you to personally know that I would 100% run a mile for your art style - in this hypothetical scenario where somehow your art/art style was threatened into nonexistance and that was a way to save it.

anonymous asked:

i thought you were obiyuki? what's up with all these rare pairs?

Ooooh, friend. I guess it is time for a new installment of….. 

Whose Fandom Is It Anyways? Where the characters are literally made up and canon doesn’t matter!

(have you seen that show, nonny? I hope you’ve seen that show. It’s solid gold and my joke doesn’t make any sense if you haven’t heard of it. XD)


The most simplest of answers is: Yes. Obiyuki is my OTP. I’m also on a bit of a KikiObi or Shiraobikiki binge right now, too. Why? Because I am able to ship/appreciate all sorts of other pairings and groupings. And above all else, I’m here to fandom. So I am not intimidated or put off by the mere existence of other ships and I certainly won’t be so juvenile to hate on them.

ALSO, I love other artists and writers. Do you have any idea how hard it is to spend so much time, energy, and effort creating works of art in all these different sorts of mediums and present it in a public venue? SO VERY HARD. The first time I posted a story, I SCREAMED as I was hitting “publish” and had to go for a run right after.

So many people have told me that they want to write/make art for x or y or z pairing/OT3 BUT THEY DON’T because they are nervous about fandom response! And that’s so tragic that people don’t feel safe to share WHEN THEY SHOULD RECEIVE NOTHING BUT LOVE AND PRAISE for trying in the first place!

The amount of art and writing (canon and not-canon) that I’ve seen that is currently locked up in some people’s hard drives is heartbreaking, nonny. 

So that’s what’s up with all of these rare pairs.

demonsgold reblogged your post:strangerfae replied to your post: …

You’ve just got it out for Readers!

I DO

Though I have an idea for a story about a Reader who won’t die.

It’s meant to be a standalone fae tales novel (i.e. not for AO3 probably, but we’ll see), and the characters would probably be based on Anton and Flitmouse (I made them, I can steal them). The ‘Flitmouse’ type would be the Reader (Seelie) and the ‘Anton’ type would be his guard of some description.

I’m still working it out. But he’d be the first Reader to really make it to Ondine’s refuge, and they’d still be working out the kinks etc. It would be compounded by the fact that Flitmouse’s guard (Anton) was like…his actual captive in the Seelie Court. And while he helped him escape, there were some not good things happening before then. But Ondine can’t figure out another way to get Readers out safely, and so…

Also it would be set in the human world, because that’s where the refuge is. So also a story of ‘dealing with trauma and intense empathy skills while living in the human world and trying to adjust to a vastly different lifestyle.’

So I don’t have it out for all Readers.

Sort of. :D

I’ve made posts about this before, I’m pretty sure, but if you simultaneously think that:

a) “There’s no difference between being het and having straight privilege!” when discussing whether a-specs can have straight privilege, and

b) “Non-straight cis people should call their oppressors cishets because otherwise it would imply that straight trans people could oppress them!” 

…then you’re a hypocrite.

Especially if you defend the former by claiming something along the lines of “saying het a-specs have straight privilege is respecting their a-spec identity, because to say that they aren’t straight and thus have straight privilege is to say their a-spec identity waters down their orientation and thus imply that gay a-specs aren’t really gay” (etc).

Cause that doesn’t really have good implications for when you insist that straight trans people don’t have straight privilege.

Not to mention, you can try the “We’re respecting a-spec identities by not insisting it waters down their identity” when all the stuff about how, for example, a gay ace character is “desexualizing gay people and trying to make them more palatable to straights so it’s Bad Rep”, or a gay aro character is “showing gay people as only caring about sex so it’s Bad Rep”, etc.

Guys

I tried to order a nintendo switch but right now the transaction has not been made yet and I bought it from amazon but I made some calculations and mexican peso to dollar exchange based on a purchase I did for Super Mario Odyssey by calculating the dollar price in peso and it turns out I am short on a few bucks (about 27), and I would like to have extra money but on giftcards.


Yeah I managed to order one right from amazon and the shipping was free but only for $7 It would do 1 day shipping, I only paid for the product, tax and the shipping, but even if I decline the 1 day shipping it would not be enough.


Who would be down to get me amazon giftcards?

anonymous asked:

What happened to Pack West Wolfdog Rescue and the animals that died and the scams? I'd hate for it to be true from the little I saw online, because I had a ton of faith in them. They seemed so legitimate to me, but I really am not that knowledgeable on how rescues run.

What you saw was 100% correct. I’m going to copy/paste Sara Movahedi (rescue coordinator at In Harmony With Nature)’s post that she made here, because it’s too long to go into on my own. Sara may be somewhat of a polarizing figure in the wolfdog community, but she is honest and fair. Everything she has brought into the light about Pack West is fact, unfortunately. And more is coming out beyond even this. 

“A few months ago, I was asked by a friend to join the board of Packwest Rescue to assist them with some minor admin hiccups they were having. I had been aware of some of the issues surrounding PW for some time, but was hopeful that they would sort things out and carry on doing what they do. Upon teaming up with them, I made some discoveries that left me rather stunned, shocked, disgusted, and disheartened. I will list a few of them in this post, as the public (specifically wdc people) have a right to know what transpired, and the members of Packwest won’t be able to live in the light, until they can come out of the darkness.

The other reason I’m posting this is to highlight what can/will happen when well-intentioned people take on more than they can handle, and more than they are qualified for, by starting something like a rescue, without first building the basic foundation to support it down the line. It seems every time I turn around lately, someone says they’re starting a rescue or opening a sanctuary… And it never fails, every time I see or hear it, I shudder and think about Packwest… how things went so horribly wrong, so incredibly fast. 

Please let this rescue’s experience be a lesson for you, and think before you decide to open a 501. There are laws in place, and there are penalties and punishments should those laws be broken… to say nothing of the personal loss you can expect should you be on the losing end of the deal. Your homes, your vehicles, your bank accounts, your ANIMALS….any asset you have is on the line should you violate the laws set forth by not only the state you live in, but by the federal government.

-Packwest agreed to take in 2 animals from a couple needing to rehome them in Nevada. Packwest charged the couple a $400 surrender fee, on top of $300+ for gas to drive to pick the animals up. The animals, Sylar (male) and Luna (female) were then transported back to Oregon.

*No self respecting rescue should EVER charge a rehoming/surrender fee. If my sanctuary did that, especially at $400 a pop, we would be rich with all the animals we have taken in. That isn’t how it works, that isn’t how rescue works, and its highly unethical.

-Upon returning to Oregon, the two board members stopped at a predetermined location in Oregon. The board president had a deposit down on a puppy from a local breeder, as she wanted an “ambassador” animal for her fledgling rescue. *This is especially difficult to understand…purchasing an animal *from a breeder* as the first act of a rescue organization.

-Upon arriving, there was allegedly a discrepancy on the remaining balance. The board member still owed $500 for the puppy, but didn’t have the funds. Since she had the $400 surrender fee and the $300 gas money the couple had given her, she used that money to cover the difference and purchased Ivar from that breeder, hours after “rescuing” Luna and Sylar.

-Sylar was sent to the home of another board member, simply as a temp foster. That board member, lived in a small rental home at the time and lacked the space and containment, and should never have taken on a foster. Her situation was further complicated when she adopted her personal wolfdog’s (Kochma’s) mother, Sorsha (later named Sadira) when the breeder decided to get rid of her animals. To make things even harder, the board member and her family welcomed a brand new baby into her home and life at the same time these animals were arriving and starting to settle in.

-Sorsha, an INTACT, VERY high content, VERY unsocial animal was first penned with her son, Kochma, also INTACT. After just a few weeks, the board member rearranged them and placed Sorsha in with her foster, Sylar. *It’s important to note that these changes in housing were all taking place at the very height of breeding season, weeks after these animals all arrived, very likely playing a big role in things happening the way they did. Shortly after being penned with Sylar, and while the board member was at the hospital with the new baby, Sorsha attacked and killed the foster, Sylar, in an attack that can only be described as brutal and vicious. The public explanation given by Packwest was that perhaps wild animals got into the enclosure and killed him.

-Approximately one week later, again at the board member’s home, her personal wolfdog, Kochma, an animal she had raised since he was a pup, suddenly killed his bonded pen mate, Alora, a lower content female, who was also intact. This is especially troubling since he had never displayed any sign of aggression, and was submissive to Alora until that day. It’s important to note, in this case, that the enclosure where Kochma and Alora were housed was in close proximity to Sorsha, where he most certainly would have seen her kill Sylar just days earlier. Again, the explanation (though not public since these weren’t rescue animals) was this was likely another wild animal. Alora had retreated into her dog house to likely tend to her wounds and/or hide from the animal she once felt so comfortable with, who now wanted to kill her… it was there that she was found the next day.

-While this isn’t directly rescue related, it’s important to know that Sorsha later went after the young daughter of that board member, ripping her arms open and trying to pull her into the enclosure. I would normally not mention this, as kids are off limits, but I’m doing so with her mother’s blessing, and to make a bigger point. It wasn’t until months later that they learned Sorsha had a history of attacking children, a history not made known to her by the breeder when she agreed to take the animal.

No responsible rescue would place more on the plate of board members, fosters, adopters, or anyone, who possibly can’t handle it. But when you’re overextended and trying to do things without a plan in place, accidents happen and people and/or the animals get hurt. Packwest should never have placed fosters with that board member, and failed them and those animals. The board member should have made it clear she could not take on additional animals as well. And as a point of fact, it’s incredibly irresponsible to not only house personal animals with new rescues, but also to do so when all personal animals are intact.

-Packwest, as of May 2017, was administratively dissolved as a result of failure to file necessary documents by January of that year. Since that time, they collectively continued to raise funds for the rescue. This is highly unethical, immoral, and illegal. The board members were not aware of the suspension status, and unaware yearly tax forms were not completed. This responsibility lies with each member, and claiming ignorance is no excuse.

-Fundraising efforts included despite them no longer being a rescue, among other things, photo shoots with one of the several “ambassador” animals listed on Packwest’s web page. Those included Tsura (owned by Tracy Hawkins) Kochma (owned by Sage Bohemia Grove) and Ivar, owned by Packwest/Sarah Bartell. This is a problem for MANY reasons, least of all being the fact that they were not a charity in good standing during some of the time these shoots were being done. Another BIG issue I pointed out to them, one I have pointed out to many people over the past year or two, is USDA guidelines governing exhibition, and what you are and aren’t allowed to do with your animals

.-I spent several days sifting through all the information and trying to process it all, and decided to ask the board members what they even wanted from this “rescue.” I was shocked to learn that NONE of them actually wanted to rescue. It seemed the bigger motivation was photography, and online education… and for at least one of them, it appeared perhaps (at least from the outside) to be money.The decision to dissolve this rescue was made at my suggestion, and all agreed. One sobering thing these ladies learned, and I’m sure each will share their personal feelings on the subject, is when you claim an ambassador animal is property of a rescue, or belongs to the rescue, or was purchased for or by the rescue…. when that rescue dissolves, that animal, regardless of who payed what for it and when, will be sold as part of the asset liquidation. When Packwest board members heard that, shit got real, REAL FAST.

-We were able to work it out where nobody lost their animals, however the board president did have to pay the rescue back for Ivar, and for the right to keep him. She also reimbursed the rescue for the $2800 raised by the public for the rescue’s truck… a vehicle deemed her private personal driver since they only did 4 rescues since their inception, 2 years earlier. To put that in perspective for you, I have done 4 rescues in the last 30 days. The money from Ivar and the truck were then donated (as part of the asset liquidation) to a legitimate 501, current and in good standing, and one the board chose privately, without any involvement or input from me.

-As far as Luna… she was being fostered by the rescue’s president, at her home, until she escaped one day while the board member was gone. She was found and posted on a local pet group, and members of the PW board were quickly contacted. At this point, I had not joined up with them yet, so I was only outside looking in. I immediately began trying to contact the board member/foster to no avail.Finally, Luna was returned to her, but by then, I had had enough. I arranged for a fellow rescue friend (who had been looking to adopt a female) to take Luna in, and made plans to have her IMMEDIATELY transferred to that persons care. Luna is currently in that home, safe and loved, and to this day, her new mom has yet to receive the first piece of paper about her. No vet records, no shot records, no nothing. Packwest’s explanation? They don’t know where any of it is.

-Over the course of 2+ years, Packwest raised and spent money without any accountability as to where that money went. NO proof of purchases exists for several big items, like the truck for example. Only certain board members were granted access to the bank account, and no receipts were kept of transactions that were done. THAT IS ILLEGAL, AND A PROBLEM WHEN YOU ARE A 501c3.I asked the board (specifically the president) on numerous occasions to remove any and all Packwest references, and make it CLEAR to people that they are no longer a charity. I also stayed on her to follow up with the states of Washington and Oregon (they were registered in BOTH) to make sure dissolution documents were completed and filed as needed. She assured me she had it taken care of. I also asked her to make a public post to let people know the rescue was no longer active, and that never came either.Recently, I was informed that she was still raising money, still selling items through the website (now slightly edited to include they are no longer taking in rescues, but conveniently leaving out the part about dissolution) and still presenting herself as a charity org. After a heated exchange (mostly on my part really) she agreed to make the necessary calls to dissolve the org officially. She edited the website further, however it still does not clearly spell out that the charity is no longer active and funds raised through the online store will no longer be going towards a 501c3 wolfdog rescue, but actually to one individual person.

I have not posted this to smear these women or further place blame on them. They have been hearing me tell them how badly they screwed up for several months… most of them get it. They know how close they came to possibly losing their animals, and possibly even facing charges.

-Forms they should have filled out to start this org, they payed someone $2,000 to do it for them.

-Forms they needed to stay active and remain in good standing, never got filled out.

-Receipts were not kept.

-Money was mishandled and misappropriated

.-Records were not kept

.-People were bitten and told to lie.

-Paperwork and vet records for rescues was not kept.

-Personal animals were intact.

-A fox was sent to an illegal state, and when a sanctuary stepped up to take it, PW attempted to charge them money as well.

-Having funding and housing and caging set up BEFORE taking in a single animal in, was NOT DONE.Logic, common sense, honesty, transparency, planning, preparation…and sadly ethics…. all went out the window.I am posting this to highlight how hard it is to do this the RIGHT way. Rescue by itself is hard… but to open and run a 501c3, and keep it running, requires organization, planning, and a dedicated and qualified BOD…NOT a group of your best friends.

 Until I joined them, they had never even held a single board meeting, and didn’t even have set jobs/assignments within the board. Board members were not informed of what their president was doing, and when they were able to communicate with her, she reassured them she had everything under control. They didn’t know they were spiraling out of control quickly.

Please take a look at where good intentions can get you. Please think before you decide you want to do this, and if you decide that you do, first work with a reputable rescue in your area and learn the inner workings of 501’s. Learn the paperwork, the boring admin stuff. My dad used to always tell me that before you build a house, you have to set the foundation. If you try to skip the foundation and move on to the fun stuff, decorating, for example, all your stuff will fall down when the walls collapse, because the foundation below them wasn’t there, or was not strong enough. That analogy is true in all things, rescue included.

It is my sincere hope that this post has accomplished 3 things: 

Highlighted just a few of the hard realities behind trying to start and run a rescue responsibly;

Highlighted the absolute and unequivocal importance of preparation, ethics, honesty and transparency, ESPECIALLY when affiliated with a 501c3 dealing with animals;

Highlighted how good intentions are about as useful as good toilet paper without the proper foundation in place.

Please do not send money to Packwest Wolfdogs under the guise that it’s a 501c3. It is NOT. Please do not contact them for animals needing rescue, and please do not refer anyone to them for help…. or education. They cannot provide either. 

Thanks for reading.“

Les Amis + the Solar System

Enjolras is Sol, the Sun, trapping the planets in his gravity; the body that provides them both daylight and warmth. But it’s dangerous–a star determines the fates of its planets, and a light that burns so fiercely can’t burn forever.

Grantaire is Mercury, the smallest planet and nearest to the Sun, named for the god of messengers. When facing Sol, the planet warms, reaching over 400 degrees Celsius. When turned away, the already-barren surface becomes cold and dark; dropping below -170. Though it is so close to us on Earth, much about it remains a mystery.

Jehan is Venus, the hottest planet, named for the goddess of love and beauty. It is unique in its movements, rotating in the opposite direction of the other planets. The brightest object in our sky apart from the Sun, poets and songwriters alike, for centuries, have been calling Venus the ‘morning star’ and ‘evening star’.  

Feuilly is Earth, the ideal planet, and our home. Earth is favoured by Sol, being the only planet in the narrow range of distances from the star that allows life to exist. It’s not the biggest planet, nor the warmest, nor the one with the largest moon, but its averageness itself made it perfect.

Bahorel is Mars, named for the god of war for of its reddish glow. Though on first glance Mars seems unforgiving and cold, with a closer look, it was found to be the most conductive to life. The names of the rovers landed on it seem to reflect the essence of the planet itself–’Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’.

Courfeyrac is Jupiter, the largest planet, nearly a star in its own right for the number of moons it has trapped in its orbit due to its immense gravity. It was named for the god of thunder, fittingly so–the storm in the massive red spot on its surface has been raging for centuries. 

Combeferre is Saturn, often considered the solar system’s ‘jewel’ for the rings that made it a source of scientific fascination since its discovery. The strength of its gravitational influence is bested only by that of Jupiter and the Sun. It was (most aptly) named for the god of agriculture and liberation. 

Bossuet is Uranus, named for the god of the sky, and the planet that expanded the celestial horizons of humankind–the first to have been discovered with a telescope, while the previous five were known since antiquity (though first mistaken for a comet). The planet orbits perpendicular to the rest, most likely due to a collision with a planet that knocked it on its side. 

Joly is Neptune, named for the god of the sea for its vivid blue colour. It is often mentioned in the same vein as Uranus due to their shared characteristics (similarities in size, colour, composition) and is like the former in that it was discovered. Its discovery was special–a collaborative effort in which the planet was mathematically predicted before it was seen.

Marius is Pluto, a dwarf planet named for the god of the underworld, whose true planetary status is still debated by many. In any case, it orbits Sol like all the rest, though on a different plane. Pluto has a moon, Charon, who we may see as Cosette–the two objects are tidally locked, the same face permanently turned toward each other.

171215 another_930615: 사실 아직 한국은 퀴어에 많이 익숙하지 않다고 저는 생각합니다. 퀴어 안에 많은 성 정체성을 갖은 사람들은 이러한 사실에 숨어있기도 하고 싸우기도 하며 신경 쓰지 않기도 합니다. 이러한 사실이 ‘사실'임에도 불구하고 아이러니하게도 그들의 존재 자체를 지우려는 사람들도 있습니다.
사람이 사람을 사랑하는데 주변인들의 동의를 구하는 것도 너무 안타깝기도 하고 다르다는 이유로 사회적 약자로 만들어 버리기도 합니다. 사실 저의 주관을 오피셜 하게 올릴 필요가 없었지만 저는 이제서야 조심스레 저의 생각을 전합니다. 혼돈스러웠던지난날을 생각해 보자면 '퀴어'라는 말 자체가 세상에 없었으면 했습니다. 퀴어라는 말이 없을 정도로 세상의 사랑이 '법’ 아래에 자유로웠더라면 얼마나 좋았을까 싶었어요 그만큼 힘들어했기에, 저에게 수많은 사람들이 저의 개인적인 퀴어적 성 정체성에 대해 궁금해하시고 또, 사람들과 다른 자신을 원망하는 소리와 함께 저에게서부터 답을 찾고자 질문하는 많은 사람들에게 용기를 주고 싶어서 글을 올리게 됐습니다. 세상에 맞는 정답이 없다고들 많이 얘기합니다. 네 맞아요. 저도 사실 에이 로맨틱&에이 섹슈얼로 정체화됐다고 답을 제대로 못 내리고 있는 상태입니다. 결코 그들이 원하는 데로 그들의 시선에 가두려 하지 않기로 마음먹었습니다. 그렇다고 저의 중요한 정체성을무시하는 것이 아닙니다. 저는 자신을 열심히 사랑하고 보듬어 주다 보니 저를 싫어하시는 분들이나 섹슈얼로 저를 판단하는 사람들이 주는 상처가 안 들리더라고요. 네. 저는 “이성에게 끌림이 없습니다. 동성에게도 아직은 없습니다. 데이트하고 싶어서 안달 나지도 않았고요 섹스를 아주아주 싫어합니다” 그게 지금 저입니다 그리고 이러한 사실이 저는 재미있기도 하고 좋습니다. 힘내세요 저 같은 사람도 재미있게 잘 살아가고 있습니다.
그들의 말에 귀를 기울이지 마세요. 당신이 제일 중요하고 소중합니다.

Trans: I think that Korea isn’t very familiar with queer. People who have many queer identities are hiding, fighting, and not caring. Despite such facts, there are a lot of people who want to erase their existence.
People love people, it’s very unfortunate to have to receive consent from others, social abbreviations are made and torn down for different reasons. I actually don’t need to post my subject officially but I will now carefully pass along my thoughts. In my chaotic past, I did not think the word “queer” existed in this world. I wondered how good the love of the world would be if queer wasn’t a word and it was free under “law”. It was difficult; a lot of people were curious about my queer identity, 사람들과 다른 자신을 원망하는 소리와 함께 저에게서부터 답을 찾고자 I wanted to write a post to give courage to those who asked. I talk a lot about the world not having the correct answer. Yes, that’s right. [To me, too, honestly, aromantic & asexual do not truly define the status of my identity. I decided to never confine to what others saw me as (cr)]. I do not ignore my important identity, I do not let those who hate me for my sexuality hurt me. Yes. “I’m not attracted to the opposite sex. Yet not the same sex. I didn’t bother to date. I hate sex very very much” is me now and that is actually fun and good. Have strength. There are people like me that are also living a fun life.
Do not tilt your ear to their words. You are the most important, you are special.

(T/N: This is a photo of the California wildfires by Noah Berge)

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Conner knew from the beginning that the hardest part would be convincing his parents not to kill each other before the wedding even started.

RSVP is a timkon fancomic I’ve been steadily working on in-between comic projects. Obviously I have a lot of feelings about them and the Clex dynamic from Smallville. The story takes place in some frankenstein universe made of the comics and tv series.

Originally I was just going to letter the pencils and post them, but my pencils were so messy the words were getting lost. So I inked them and then colored them and SO I GUESS I AM DOING THIS NOW. Like the pencils, I’ll be posting this comic in 5-page parts. It’ll probably take me a while though OTL.

(Christ I write too much dialogue.)

Finished Parts: part one >>  part two  >>  part three

You can see all the pencils here: part one | part two | part three

PINOF Through the Ages

ah, November, that special time of year between halloween and christmas where i can buy “fun sized” (read “thumb sized”) chocolate bars and tinsel in the same aisle at walmart…

it’s also that time of year where members of the phandom, young and old, come together and collectively binge watch all the PINOF videos in preparation for the newest installment, as we wait with bated breath for what fresh hell we’re gonna be hit with this year.

today, i would like to share with you my observations of PINOF Through The Years, as we embark on the fucking trip that is sure to be PINOF 9…

Phil is not on fire (25 October 2009)

- can you IMAGINE what the hell Phil’s parents and/or brother must’ve thought when they were filming that/saw it for the first time?! Phil brings home this random kid he found in a train station and they start giggling like actual 12 year olds and wandering round the house talking about The Shining, using the exercise equipment Phil has probably never stepped foot on in his life, and drawing on their faces in sharpie? i can fucking HEAR Kath saying “Phil…honey…are you on the drugs?” and Martyn cackling like a lunatic in the background at his brother and his weird friend….

- Dan is trying so. damn. hard. not to laugh throughout the entire video.

- Speaking of Dan, even back then he was a sassy, cocky lil shit… “every animal makes that noise with you…” “wow Phil, i bet they’re all so glad they can see the diagram…” “no, okay, Phil has really crappy GHDs that don’t even work…they don’t even work…they are Poundland GHDs.”

- everyone always talks about The Tackle™ at the end of the video, but not NEARLY enough people talk about the lil smirk Phil gives the camera just before it…like, seriously?! that’s a “haha, here goes nothing!” kinda smirk. thats a “lol watch this!” kinda smirk. thats a “give the people what they want” kinda smirk…im just sayin’…

Phil is not on fire 2 (29 May 2010)

- okay, first of all, Dan…sweetheart…did you borrow that cardigan from your mum?

- Dan: “if you could choose which surname you had, what would be your decision?” Phil: “…umm…” *almost imperceptible but still definitely there jumpcut* Phil: “Striker!”….yeah, yeah, yeah, alright, everyone knows that Phil really said “yours” in an incredibly sheepish and embarrassed voice to Dan that made him go “awwww!….you’re cutting that out…”, but lets appreciate the editing skills it took to make the cut so completely (almost) seamless….

- oh. my. GOD! there is an ENTIRE post JUST about the microwave moment, but i have to reiterate it again for those who have recently entered this hellscape: imagine you are Phil Lester, a 23 year old adult with an ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEGREE, and in comes this adorable 18 year old twink trying to tell you that “microwave” is a fucking onomatopoeia! if i was Phil, THIS would be the moment i’d never let Dan live down. fuck “hello internet”, if he ever pissed me off i’d just be like “yeah, well, at least i know microwave isn’t a fucking onomatopoeia…” and walk away. argument done, you win every time.

- and that being said, again, lets appreciate how much we can learn from the facial expressions of Philip Michael Lester. in that moment, the look he gives Dan is pure “are you fucking serious…?” it is incredulity in a nutshell. it is shock and fondness and “oh my god you are such a twat…”. if there were a dictionary of facial expressions, Phil’s face at the moment Dan says fucking microwave is his favourite onomatopoeia would be the one next to the definition of “wtf?”

Phil is not on fire 3 (1 November 2011)

- 2011 was, by far, the WORST year for Dan and Phil’s hair. tragic. absolutely tragic…

- wow, Dan was right, every animal DOES make the same noise to Phil, including horrific genetic hybrids of land and sea mammals…

- Dan’s ability to almost unhinge his jaw is terrifying…and i’m sure has played a part in lots of phanfic that i’m definitely not going to look for ever…

- okay, seriously guys?! the word is vagina. say it with me: vagina. come on! all together now! it’s not a *awkward silence and weird hand gesture*, it’s not a “birth area", it’s just a vagina…for someone who knows so much about placenta, it strikes me as odd that Dan can’t say the word vagina out loud…

- i’ve never heard anyone giggle as much as Dan does in this video…

Phil is not on fire 4 (12 September 2012)

- the hair is better this year…slightly…

- whoever decided that those face mask things were a good idea needs to be buried alive…the way they look when they move is so horrifying, it gives me nightmares.

- the “gu-hoy!” noise Dan makes in this video (ts 3:21 if you’re at all interested) is my text alert on my phone and it makes me panic every time i watch it because im like “wtf is someone texting me for at 11:53 pm?!” but then i realize it’s just the video and that i’m actually still very alone and have no friends…

- (bloopers bonus!) petition to have 2012 be known in the phandom as, ‘The Year Dan Was Finally Comfortable With The Word Vagina’. that’s all it was guys! he learned a new word and just wanted to show how broad his vocabulary had become!

Phil is not on fire 5 (22 November 2013)

- and right off the bat we’re affronted again by the fact that Dan and Phil have zero concept of how female anatomy works….

- this is probably the most uneventful pinof in the entire series.

Phil is not on fire 6 (6 November 2014)

- to return to the hair discourse, i firmly maintain that 2014 was the best year for their haircuts/styles.

- Phil has no concept of what a sassy face is…

- #StopPhil201X needs to just be a recurring thing every year…

- that poor, poor snake…

- petition for Dan to sing the national anthem at every tour stop in 2018

- the idea of Dan trying to carry on the legacy of Phil Is Not On Fire after Phil’s death is so damn heartbreaking to me…i need a minute

- my lil demon soul is convinced that Phil was doing *something* to Dan’s neck when they both tried to fit through that sweater…i mean, look at his face when he laughs and says “stop". seriously?!

- something about Dan with his fringe swapped, on the wrong side of the bed, and wearing Phil’s shirt makes me feel almost uncomfortable, but in a way that i’m not entirely sure how to process…

- (bloopers bonus!) to reiterate! every animal does, in fact, make the same noise to Phil. this has now been confirmed 3 times.

- (bloopers bonus!) the amount of pleasure Phil is able to derive from any mention of Hello Internet warms the deepest recesses of my soul like the light of the sun after a 1000 year winter.

Phil is not on fire 7 (29 November 2015)

- uh, excuse me? do not drag my country in such a way. Canada is indeed real. it’s where maple syrup comes from. as someone who enjoys the simplicity of a good pancake, i expected better from you Mr. Philip.

- i feel so bad for their neighbours during the stress mushroom tug of war…like, can you imagine what those poor people must’ve thought of them? i’d love to interview their neighbours one day…better yet, their neighbours should write a book: “I Lived Next To YouTubers For 5 Years: The Adventure" and just have it be a chronicle of every weird thing they ever witnessed/encountered.

- with every passing year, Dan’s knowledge of fanfiction tropes and writing styles becomes increasingly disturbing…hide the smut everyone Daniel Howell is coming for it.

- Phil! with the puns! honestly Dan, how do you put up with this man?

- (bloopers bonus!) the way dans voice changes when he grabs Phils underwear and is just ENTHRALLED with the fact that he’s colour coordinates his boxers to his bedsheets is probably the single most disgusting thing i have ever witnessed in my entire life…i mean, i love it, but why are you SO EXTRA?!

Phil is not on fire 8 (29 November 2016)

- NOTHING in the animal or cutlery kingdoms should be born or created in the way Phil describes the birthing process of a spork!

- okay. OKAY! i love the fringes, i really do. i’m a fringe fan from way back, but the hair pushed back thing they get going on sometimes? i can get on board with that.

- aaaannd at 1:57 into pinof 8, the little game i like to play called “Phan or Viktuuri" had all of its lines blurred so far beyond recognition i’m not even sure which universe i’m living in anymore.

- the PSA for “staying hydrated"…such a harmless, and beautiful message about health and self care that the phandom managed to turn into a sex meme…but no one is surprised by that now, are they?

- i need to know why that stock photo exists in the first place…also, why the hell was Phil wearing sandals in November?

- (bloopers bonus!) Phil: “phil is not on fire 8! this time its…what the tagline?” the phandom: “…gayer than ever?” Dan: “full of regrets.” the phandom: “…i mean I GUESS!!!”

- (bloopers bonus!) everything about this blooper reel just confirms even more solidly that Dan is the biggest Phil fan in the world. i’m not gonna wax poetic about the compliments or the comparisons to sunshine or anything else, because at this point is it really necessary? no. i thought not.

and there we have it. just in time for PINOF 9 to be released, a full (and much more in depth than intended) recap of the saga thus far…wake me up when Gamingmas starts, cuz after this video comes out, i’m gonna need a solid week of sleep

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David Tennant’s Contributions to Doctor Who Episodes
Silence in the Library “Scanning a Planet” Edition

Excerpt from the Silence in the Library DVD commentary track

Steven Moffat: I expanded this a bit [scene toward the beginning of the episode with the Doctor and Donna talking in the library], which set off David on some whole thing about the sonic screwdriver

David Tennant: Oh yeah… [laughs]

Steven Moffat: I get a message saying, “David is worried about whether or not the sonic screwdriver could do that”

Julie Gardner:  …and you were like “shut up, they’re extra pages!”

Steven Moffat:  You think, “He’s working hard, the boy” isn’t he?  I mean it could mend barbed wire and light candles…  It’s a bit late to object..

David Tennant:  Well we changed it, didn’t we?  Because at one point the idea was I stick the sonic screwdriver up in the air and it took a sound reading of the whole planet!  I just queried if we were stretching it…

Excerpt from David Tennant’s Panel at AwesomeCon in D.C. (June 2017)

David Tennant:  It’s always interesting, the relationship between real science and the science of science fiction.  I think it works best, on Doctor Who, even though you’re talking about time travel which doesn’t necessarily exist yet, or things that we might aspire to, or things that we can dream of, it works best when it seems credible.  When you can just about imagine that we might be able to get there one day. Everyone has their own threshold for that, I suppose.  […]  If it gets too preposterous, it takes you out of it [the story].  I think that’s quite a tricky thing to navigate. Occasionally I bump up against it myself.  I remember in the library story, there was this point where, with the sonic screwdriver, in 1 second I had to scan the entire planet.  I thought, yeah it can mend barbed wire, I’ll buy that, but scan an entire planet in 1 second? Or should we just use that computer monitor over there - somehow for me that felt a little bit more… I can buy that, I can just about stretch to that.  But that was my own particular threshold.

Orig.Poster’s note: This post is part of a series on some of the contributions that David made to episodes of Doctor Who, because he sometimes gets questions about ad-libs or input he may have had to episodes, but he tends to not take credit for his various additions/suggestions - so I figured I’d list some for him. This instance is an example of David questioning the believably of a particular plot point, and others agreeing with him and changing the story due to David’s good idea (and I agree with David - that is a bit much to ask of the sonic, particularly when you’re on a planet that has a giant computer at its core - a computer that easily could be linked to sensors scattered over the planet’s surface to determine the current attendance/population). 

Full set of David’s Contributions Posts (tag):
Bigger on the Inside Edition
Walking on Theatre Chairs Edition
Scanning a Planet Edition
Shakespeare Code Bedroom Edition
Interrupting Jackie Edition
Sarah Jane Smith Edition
Stone Arm Edition
Hand in a Jar Edition
Killing the Vespiform Edition
I Don’t Want to Go Edition
Void Stuff Edition
Partners in Crime Reshoot Edition
Gridlock Hymn Edition

Kiddies: websites record your IP address...

Anyone who has to moderate a forum or sub might be able to commiserate with this: So about 15 years ago, I ran a fan site devoted to a popular film trilogy - it was a fairly popular site, and we had a lot of content, from useful information relating to the books/movies, a huge image gallery, and fan fiction. And of course, we had a forum…

This film series tended to get a lot of fans on the younger side, and I made a conscious decision to have pretty strict rules about what was allowed on the forums - my site, paid for out of my pocket, so I get to set the rules. One of those rules was no racist, homophobic, or other hate speech allowed.

As you can guess, we’d sometimes get some obnoxious little twerps coming and posting vile things; most of the time, the IP information and/or email address would be a dead end, and the best we could do is block them, and hope they wouldn’t come back under another IP. Well, at one point, we had a pair of kids come along that really took the cake - they spammed a bunch of terrible racist things in the forums, along with some porn images and other nasty stuff.

When I looked up their IP info, for once I had hit the jackpot - the IP address led back to a middle school. So I gathered up all the information, including screenshots, IP addresses, date and time, and the usernames and email addresses associated with the two accounts, and sent it on to the school.

I heard back from the school a few days later - they had found the kids who had done the posting. They had apparently been using the library computer during lunchtime - which had a sign-in sheet, hence they were able to track them down. When confronted, the kids confessed. The school revoked their computer privileges for the rest of the term, contacted their parents, and actually made them write me an apology letter! I honestly thought nothing would ever come of it, so it was a nice surprise to actually have a resolution; I guess maybe I should feel a little bad about getting a couple of 12 year olds in so much trouble, but on the other hand…they were being little turds. Hopefully they learned some sort of lesson, even if it was to use a proxy in the future…

Being an hero isn’t half as glamorous as they make it sound, really

Quick reminder (not really quick I’m just ranting)

Idols do not owe you an explanation or apology when

-they gain weight

-they get into relationships

-they don’t want their pictures taken

-y’all say that they don’t belong in the group (like why tf are they apologising for being a position they deserve?)

-when another member isn’t in THEIR vlive

Idols do not need to apologise for being human.

Some of you need to understand they are going to gain weight but guess what? They are going to be healthy.

Some of you need to respect members and give them the respect they deserve!By that I mean not telling them they aren’t good enough to be in the group, asking for your bias on vlive or even telling them that they are fat.

Just imagine you’re an idol and you are on vlive, and you are getting told your fat and unworthy of being in your group and then been told to get another member to join. If I was in that position I would feel so fucking low about myself and question if it is true.

Relationships- THEY ARE GOING TO GROW UP AND HAVE KIDS AND GET MARRIED AND THE CHANCE THAT IT IS GOING TO BE YOU IS HIGHLY UNLIKLEY! Respect their decision to be in a relationship, they don’t owe you an explanation.

Privacy- ive already made a post on this. To sum it up. Respect them when they have time off, don’t track them down, they don’t owe you no picture.

I AM OVER FANS EXPECTING IDOLS TO TELL US EVERYTHING AND EXPECTING IDOLS TO LIVE TO PLEASE THEM

Hogwarts Houses - A really fricking long post by Kayleigh Indigo

Because I have nothing better to do with my life, I’ve surveyed a whole bunch of people in an attempt to calculate the best predictors of Hogwarts houses. I asked them about their Hogwarts house and nine other questions which may or may not be relevant to their house. I will lay out the statistics below and point out some of the trends. However, there is one issue I have had to face: Tumblr users are different from the general population.

GASP!

Shocking, right?

But seriously, I used a very small demographic, and that will become apparent in the data. Tumblr users are much more likely to be introverted than most people, and since I run a blog specifically aimed at introverts, you can see that introverts are going to be popping up everywhere. I will try to point out all the answers that may have been skewed one way or another by my chosen demographic. Additionally, a lot of the questions will be scored differently, because some have a less even distribution or more variables to contend with.

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Help a black trans girl THRIVE⚡️✨

I made another post about this a week ago but I didn’t get much in donations so I figured what’s the harm in trying again. So here’s my situation: In three weeks i’m going to be shooting a lookbook along with my best friend for her clothing line. I’m putting alot of my time and energy and money into this which leaves me oftentimes financially drained. Currently I have $8 in my checking & while nobody is obligated to help contribute to my work and my survival, it would really be a burden off my shoulders & it would help TREMENDOUSLY. If you have any nasty comments or unsolicited advice, keep it or get blocked. Thank you for your help!💛🌟

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Okay but.

Have you ever considered…Nick Valentine and his relationship with children?

That he had been in Diamond City for so many years that he’s probably seen the citizens grow from little ones, into adults and then starting families with children of their own?

That he probably always smiles to himself when he hears the news of another member of Diamond City giving birth to a new bundle of joy, and knowing that even though the world is dangerous – that they now have a new little star to light their way in the darkness. (And later going to introduce himself to them and the happy parents, because babies always seem fascinated by his glowing eyes, and he loves their bubbling)

Or that Nick more than likely goes out of his way to learn the names of the children of Diamond City, and does his best to become a mentor to them and answer any and all questions that they have for him – because the children were never afraid of what he was – and are always overjoyed when “Cool Detective Nick” gives them extra attention when he’s not on a case.

“Why do ya smoke, Mista Valentine?”
“Cus it helps this ol’ noggin of mine feel relaxed, kid.”
“Can I smoke too?”
“Aw, I don’t think so, pal. You don’t wanna wind up a dusty old mess like me, do ya?”

Think about Nick bringing one of the kids from the School House in with him to his office after their classes, and Ellie rolling her eyes playfully.

“Another one? Nick, really?” She would say with a sweet giggle, and Nick would ruffle the kid’s head and lean down to their height to place his hat upon their head.

“Nah, but you don’t get it, Ellie,” He would say in response to her. “This here is my lucky partner for the day.”

Now, think about Nick picking the squealing, smiling kid up over his shoulders, and carrying them out to the market place. Telling them that he needs their help, and relying on their wits and detective skills to discover just what happened to Takahashi‘s last batch of Power Noodles.

“Great job, partner! Without’cha the city would’ve been starving tonight! How, how’bout we get a bowl or two to celebrate our detective work, huh?”

Think about Nick turning fiercely protective whenever one of them are bothered by rude people on the Upper Stands, calling them “urchins” or “snot nosed brats”, or someone from the outside that had the gall to try and injure them to prove that it isn’t all fun and games, and “This is what happens to kids out here in the real world.”

Think about Nick placing a hand on the kid’s shoulder and retorting with wisecracks of his own to get the rude person to back down, or worse…standing in front of them, shielding them from the raiders and firing a warning shot, before picking up the kid and tucking them safe under his neck as they travel back home together; telling them that it will be okay.

Just…Nick Valentine and kids, okay.

Because, even though the world is a post apocalyptic hell… Nick is going to do all that he’s able to make sure that the children around him are taken care of, and above all safe, even when they’re parents aren’t able to.

And if all he can do is buy one of the kids a round of noodles, or play detective with them, or watch over them when they’re scared and crying and keep them safe from the close-minded of the city, and the outside world…by goodness, he’s going to do that.

Because he knows what it’s like to be lost in world that is too big and too terrifying for one person to take in on their own. And he knows that to overcome that fear – you need to have hope. You need to have joy, and you need to have a childhood.

And Nick is going to do all he can to make sure that the kids out in the Commonwealth get just that, even if it’s from a weathered old Synth Detective like himself.s

wade kidnaps peter the daily bugle photographer because he’s got something he wants to ask spidey about and thought this was the easiest way to find him

except peter is a tired, hungover, late for his midterms college student and he does not have time to deal with any of this goddamn bullshit, not today universe! fuck you!

which is how wade ended up with the single most uncooperative kidnapping victim he had ever napped, the first thing peter said when he woke up was “i swear to god i had better be dead or somebody else will be”

he laughed in wade’s face when wade told him why he’d kidnapped peter, peter was very adamant that spiderman was not going to save his sorry ass because he was just some guy, like spiderman forgot his name usually, they made a deal once and that was that

peter made wade take pictures of him all tied up and unhappy and post them so that peter would have a timestamp to shove in his professor’s face when he went to beg for a retake

“just kill me now, it’ll be easier than trying to pry a retake out of my chem professors’ cold clammy hands”

peter doesn’t do well with awkward silences, “sooooo if i suck your dick can i go home early”

eventually shield sends barton to pick up the civilian wade had been bragging online about kidnapping, he’s actually pretty impressed when he gets there and wade is threatening the kid with a knife and peter is just angrily arguing that thor is objectively hotter than captain america, as though a crazy merc wasn’t waving a knife in his face while he was tied up

clint leaves an arrow in wade’s skull and escorts peter home, peter decides to push his luck and ask clint for like written proof that he couldn’t get to his midterms today because he’d been kidnapped, clint does one better and sends captain america to charm peter’s professors into bending, half of them just straight up gave him an A instead, and it wasn’t because he’d been kidnapped and threatened with bodily harm yesterday, noooooo, this is america, a hot 70 yo in spangled spandex is literally the only reason peter gets good grades this semester