i'll just go do that now

{Hey, between all this fun going on, I do want to thank those who stick around for my portrayal. I know I’m not a 100% serious Leo rper. That there are times I dive into crack rps a bit too much or I joke around with my muse. But I like to think I can even have some laughs with a muse that is usually a pretty serious guy. 

So thanks again to those that stick around and to those that get a chuckle or even a smile out of the things Leo and I do here. You guys mean a lot. Never forget that.}

Forgive me if I’m somewhat scarce the next couple weeks.  Midterms are hitting hard and I have so much writing to do between now and next Friday!  After that comes spring break, and I’m happy to announce that, as part of a very brief study abroad opportunity, I’m going to be leaving for Belfast, Northern Ireland next Saturday, March 4.  I don’t think I’ll be bringing my laptop overseas with me, so I’ll be limited to my phone.  Still, if any mutuals anywhere in the general area want to hmu, please do.

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Call out post for Travis Willingham: so supportive???

I’m? So angry on @steveaoki and his teams’ account. Like. They have been working their butts off for this single. Steve has been mentioning it as much as he can, and his team has been using it as much as possible. So the fact that The Late Late Show is trying to use Louis’ name to promote the single (meanwhile his fans have done more than his team has for this single) is so gross. 

I want a hashtag with Louis and Steve TOGETHER, if not one for Steve alone if you’re going to make the host make one without Steve. The false idea that Louis’ fanbase is just here to blindly promote whatever he does needs to be squashed. We have continued to support this song and promotion cycle because Steve and his team have made us feel like we are being recognized and loved for the effort we put forward. 

The fact that The Late Late Show has been naive enough to think that it has been a blind following is insulting to us as fans and Steve and his team as people. I’m so angry right now.

“I just think it’s stupid, that’s all,” I say.

“What do you mean?” he asks, as curious as ever to hear what I’m thinking.

“Well, you fall in love with someone, and then you think it’s going to be forever. But then it’s not.” I pause, waiting for a reaction he doesn’t give. I shrug. “I just think it’s stupid to keep being heartbroken like that.”

“Hm,” he says evasively.

“What?” I ask, curious myself now.

He shrugs too. “I didn’t know that was a thing that happened, like some sort of twisted cycle,” he says quietly. “To me, you’re the first. I thought you would be the last.” he laughs. “And honestly? Even now, I think you’ll be the last.”

—  // lily rose.

anyone else kinda terrified you’ll never be able to hold a job in the future because of your mental illness

there's gonna come a time when their opinion doesn't bother you anymore. keep going. you're doing great.

Sometimes I’ll be sitting in my room, perfectly fine, and then I just get slammed by this wave of loneliness and I hate it

dear budding freelance writers

first off: i’m not a lawyer. this is all accurate to my knowledge but i’m not formally educated or trained in most of this, i just work around it and pick some stuff up

look i’m currently suffocating under crushing debt so i was like ‘hey i’ll see if there are any magazines taking submissions’ cause i may or may not get chosen but at least its something i’d be doing anyway and timelines and genre restrictions never hurt a girl

i ended up on this page (upwork) looking for “ghostwriters” and it’s laughable to downright insulting.

such as: “Hello, I produce [REDACTED]. So if you are looking for a recurring job as a freelance writer you came to the right place! Here is what I need: Someone who can be a good researcher. Don’t plagiarize. All books are run through plagscan and copyscape. They need to be 100 percent original. Timeliness - The faster you produce these (with quality) the more jobs you will get. This job will be recurring if you do a good job. I will pay a maximum of $10 per 1000 words. Lastly, by accepting this job, I will own all the rights to the book. This includes characters, places etc. I own all the rights. Thank you!”

there were SO MANY OF THESE. look. i work in intellectual property for my day job. so here’s the thing: if you, a creative, does a “work for hire” agreement, like the one above, that means anything you produce under this agreement does not belong to you. you have effectively “sold” your intellectual property aka the story and all is defining characteristics - people, places, plot.

WORK FOR HIRE AGREEMENTS ARE NOT BAD! i see a lot of pushback against them on tumblr which is baffling to me because in the real world they’re how many creatives make money - by selling their creativity. with tv shows, for example, their characters and plots and what not do not belong to the creator of the show. they belong to the network of the show because they paid for them. writers of episodes don’t own the creative content of those episodes - the network does. because the writers are “work for hire” aka they’re getting paid specifically for their creative content.

work for hire agreements are usually the most advantageous when the payer is hiring the creator for the execution of a project rather than the creation of it. for example: hiring a writer to create a story out of a detailed outline, or an artist to draw something under strict specifications. the more creativity aka intellectual property the creator must generate and ultimately sell the rights too, the higher the pay should be for the work. (should. i’ve seen instances where pay is less but something else is gained - like different rights or credits - and that’s equally as acceptable as long as it’s what the creator wants. the creator should gain something equal to the value of what they are selling. obviously)

so the idea that $10 per 1000 words of pure original content is in any way shape or form acceptable is absolutely ridiculous. most literary magazines, which pay way more, get some form of publication rights but you the author retain all ownership rights. they’re not paying you for your intellectual property, only their right to display it without you suing them for infringing on your rights as a creator and owner of original content.

know your worth. know your value. i don’t know how many of these ridiculous ads actually get takers, but please do not answer any of them.

your ideas and writing and talent are worth more than pennies

So I heard you like Shiro? I’m so proud of myself for actually finishing this and not leving it half-done on my desktop for 6 months (like I usually do~~). PS I know his mouth is uneven (he’s biting his lip, you just can’t tell because I HAVE NOT ZE SKILLZ… oh well).

I recorded this, too, so expect a speedpaint soonish. Enjoy~

Closeup below the cut aww yis:

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favorite character memeepisodes [1/5]

This book. This is Dad’s single most valuable possession, everything he knows about every evil thing is in here. And he’s passed it on to us. I think he wants us to pick up where he left off. You know, saving people, hunting things. The family business.

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Once again, Taehyung won’t make it home for Christmas.

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genre: angst/fluff [i know, i’m in shock too]

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Here’s to the people suffering from conditions that primarily affect women and people designated female at birth. There probably could have been a cure or more effective and humane treatment discovered 80 years ago, but sexism happened and people threw up their hands and said “what do  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.”

Keep fighting the good fight for awareness and recognition. Your struggle matters and is deserving of more than a brush-off of “that’s how life is.”

Have you ever had a favorite plot that you’ve wanted to be made into a fic with your favorite boys? Now’s your chance! Welcome to the Harry and Louis Movie, TV, & Book AU Fic Exchange!

This is a post announcing the exchange to get a feel for who would be interested in writing, reading, or even becoming an admin!

Tentative dates and timeline:

  • Sign ups begin: Last week of January
  • Sign ups end: Week of the 20th in February
  • Fics due: End of May

There are obviously more details to work out and these dates aren’t set in stone, but if you have any additional questions send them here (or you can contact me personally, here).

Please reblog and spread the word if you’re interested in either participating or just reading! If there is enough interest to get this officially started then more specifics will be announced very soon! Thank you 💕

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have it as proof that i’m still alive

I can’t remember his face anymore, nor how his voice sounds. I used to wish for this, to forget, to not remember, and now that I finally can’t, I do not know what to make of it, or what to feel. I’m not happy nor sad. I just feel lost. A little bit confused. Like I’m grasping the last piece of memories I have with him but I just couldn’t bring it forth to my mind, and no matter how hard I think of him, or how long I take a look at a picture of him, when I close my eyes, I just… can’t. I can’t remember his face anymore.
—  cynthia go // I can’t remember his face anymore // excerpt from a book i’ll never write #29