i'm not sure if i should reblog this to the blog

she-shakes-the-pine  asked:

Do you know the real story of Pocahontas ? If you did I'm sure you would want to remove her from every post including her, its ironic and contradicting that you are advocating for women of colour while also promoting colonialism

Okay this message is super patronizing but I’m going to answer it openly and honestly.

Yes, of course we all know the real story of Pocahontas. We’ve talked about it numerous times, reblogged critiques of it and had open discussions with followers about it. Our focus on this blog is looking critically at Disney films while also celebrating the film characters for what they are and the effect they have on people. We’ve also openly stated that the film should remain a one time mistake—that Disney should learn from it, and that they should leave it in the past and not attempt to drag it into the future with the this trend of live action remakes and shows like Once Upon a Time

THAT BEING SAID, I was an NDN girl growing up in the 90s with literally no access to natives in pop culture beyond the toxic portrayals in old westerns and whatever my dad could find in bookstores and video rental stores in a time before the Internet made it possible to find things instantaneously. When Pocahontas came out, I freaked out. I remember my dad freaking out. He took me opening weekend to the theater to see it. He was so excited that, at last, there was a mainstream native american character he could show me. And she was strong and she was brave and she was beautiful and she was resilient. And she meant a lot to me growing up.

But I was also lucky enough to not only have a father that knew his history, but to be surrounded by family on our reservation who were hell bent on my cousins and I learning, from a young age, Indigenous history. And it’s something I continued into my education. I took 6 semesters of Indigenous History courses so I’d say I have a better grasp than most people on the subject.

But that’s why this blog exists–to educate and inform, to highlight both the good and the bad effects of not just Pocahontas, but all the characters of color in Disney’s history. And frankly, if we banished every character because of the way their white creators mishandled them–either through ignorance or indifference–we’d be left with nothing and nobody to talk about.

Russell Means, one of the most prolific and important indigenous civil rights revolutionaries, was an actor in the film. He thought that the overall effects of the film outweighed the historical inaccuracies, as long as those inaccuracies were talked about. He said,

It’s so revolutionary, it shocked me when they showed it to me. The first thing that shocked me was the truth. The Eurocentric males are admitting why they came here–to kill Indians and to rob and pillage. That’s never been done before. This is also the first time, other than on “Northern Exposure,” that a human face has been put on an Indian female. Here’s this young woman who’s wiser than her father or any man in the village, and she causes peace to reign. It’s beautiful. (x)

So do I have conflicting feelings about the film? Absolutely I do. As I’m sure everyone reading this blog does. And we’re never gonna shove the movie down anybody’s throats or yell at them for not watching it. People are allowed to have their own feelings about stuff. And as long as people acknowledge the truth behind the movie and not try to divorce it from the real history, I don’t have a problem with someone loving the movie.

This blog focuses primarily on how pop culture and media representation affects children, for better or worse. And the fact remains that not only is this movie already a step above most Hollywood depictions of Natives in that the Natives are actually played by Natives, but it remains the ONLY source of indigenous representation that is accessible to children. Bluntly, right now, it’s all we’ve got. If you don’t think that has some significance, that’s your opinion. 

So we’ll continue to showcase Pocahontas on this blog because to not to would be to erase her from Disney’s legacy–both the good parts and the bad.

-Lauren

anonymous asked:

hey i wanted to ask if you could make recommendations for bakushima fanfics? i'm curious as to what you're currently reading, what your favorites are and what your thoughts on the fanfics you read are! :)

Boi!!! Okay, I guess I did something like that a long while ago, everything I said about those fics is still 100% valid, after making that list I reread nearly all of them a dozen of times and I’ve loved them all just as much each of them, good great fics those - but since then I’ve read a shitton more, so!! Let’s do this? Let’s do this

My (newer) Favorite Fics:

  • one to ten by crunchrapsupreme - lotsa pining, acquaintance to friends to lovers, incredibly soft and ridiculously happy it gave me such a warm feeling reading it? Kirishima is so pure it made my heart sing, Kaminari is just as ridiculous and negative as he’s supposed to be and Bakugou’s!!! Perfect I’m sure you’re gonna like this one
  • out of sight, within reach by potato - no powers AU, high school AU, misunderstandings and jealousy and ridiculous babies in love - Bakugou pines!!! It’s actually!!! A fic from Bakugou’s pov with this ridiculous dork pining!!!! I would have loved it just for that, but honestly anything potato writes is worth reading they’re just so good and know the characters so well !!!
  • get tough, straight up by quactus - this!!!! damn!!!! fic!!!! it’s useless even to drag this for long, the reason why this fic is between my favorites is straight out the incredible amount of Bakugou and Kirishima acting like a couple while they’re not even aware their liking each other might be mutual - they’re soft, got no personal space at all, care for each other so sweetly seriously it’s so good to read it made my insides melt
  • all good things need sunshine by shizuumi151 - a flower shop AU from another author I love with all my heart! Go check everything they’ve written they’re honestly a fave, such a good grasp on these two - this fic is sweet (I think I used that word to describe all the fics I’ve recced till now? It’s my fav genre what can I do) flowers make me soft and these two acting like the ridiculous crushing idiots they are surrounded by them is just a recipe to make me happy lbr
  • it’s pouring out here again by shizuumi151 - no power/high school/basketball club AU and I’m pretty certain I suggested this one already between my favorite Kaminari fics? Cause he’s amazing in this one, he and Sero both - so are Bakugou and Kirishima, obviously, the whole atmosphere of the fic makes me genuinely happy every single time I read this fic (which I’ve done… way too many times in the last month already, honestly… rip this is a fav for sure)
  • Fight Me by ryonello - no quirks/nurse! Kirishima AU and oh my god this fic is so good - it’s fun? and bright? and Bakugou pines in the most endearing way ever? I spent the whole fic nodding and going same Baku same haha
  • From Pictures to Words by Kivea - snapchat AU snapchat AU snapchat AU!!!! Holy heck!!!! These!!!! NERDS!!!!!!! This is a seriously great fic - Baku/Mina friendship and the squad being it all there and Baku & Deku being on civil terms make it all even better, but g o d Bakugou and Kirishima in this fic. Jesus Christ. I love them so much I can’t even find the words to describe it
  • little are the things we learn by newamsterdam - a 5+1 fic, 6 PoV total each of them describing the KiriBaku relationship from the eyes of those aorund them - listen. Listen. This might be obvious, because newamsterdam is my absolute fave KiriBaku author, but I live and die for this fic - aside from how I adore the external PoV format in general, every single character is so incredibly IC? And the KiriBaku relationship is so so so well described and complete even if constantly seen from an outsider’s point of view? God, I love this fic. I should reread this fic right now, honestly

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anonymous asked:

If this falls under Sam Advises, please disregard! Dear Internet Dad, I feel like I've read a few different posts you made about how to save by cooking your own food? My sister is going to be short on money for the next year and asked for suggestions for cutting costs. I thought of your blog. I'm apparently terrible at this because I'm sure you've written about it but I CAN'T FIND THE POSTS. Help? Again, if this falls under Sam Advises thank you for reading but ignore! Sincerely, Internet Spawn.

Nah, I think this is fine! I do want to make a small distinction though, which might be why you were having a hard time finding it. I tend to write about the intersection of food and money, but usually in the sense of “Well, cooking from home can save you money, I guess, here’s how I cook” rather than something more systematic about money like the “how to survive on $4 a day cookbook” (do recommend the cookbook btw, the PDF version is free and it should be very helpful). 

Here are some links that may cover what you’re looking for: 

Setting and keeping food budgets
Cooking for the Week
Cooking for the Week Redux (more about packing lunches vs. eating out)
Learning To Cook when you have Zero Cooking Skills

And here’s a post explaining and linking to my own online cookbook

One final suggestion – if you have the money and want to help, it’d be a great idea to send her a care package every month or every few months, with some food in it that she may not normally be able to afford, like a fancy chocolate bar or some snack bags of her favorite potato chip or one of those “throw this in the crockpot and add meat for a tasty meal” pouches from the soup aisle. Or send her a grocery giftcard every now and then; grocery giftcards are great because they’re money you didn’t expect, so you feel ok using it to get yourself a treat.

Hope this helps! Readers, feel free to chime in with links or advice, but remember to do so in comments or reblogs, since I don’t post asks sent in response to other asks.

anonymous asked:

Hello, i want to start making aesthetics, but I have no idea where to start... like for example where do you find the images? a how do you make them smaller without them getting blurry and then how do you put them together.. and how do you change the backgrounds to different colors.. like i'm so lost.. can you give me some tips? i would be grateful :)*

how to make aesthetics like this

okay, so idk if i’m the best person to answer this, but i’ll be doing my best to put up an easy-to-understand tutorial for you. we’ll be going step-by-step :) all the stuff is under the cut since it was rather long

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anonymous asked:

Fraaaaan, Sero so handsome. What about BakuSero ?

A good ship I might draw something for in the near future! :D if inspiration doesn’t leave me again, that is

Anon said: I don’t know if you said anything but is there a reason you haven’t drawn anything haikyuu related lately? Not complaining but just interested why?

Hmmmmm there’s a few reasons I’ve talked about on various occasions in the past, stuff that goes from “the manga isn’t all that inspiring atm” to “the fandom isn’t responding in a way that makes me want to share more” and also “reposters sure are a pain aren’t they”, but lately I’ve been thinking that I really wouldn’t mind drawing some hq’s again so! Don’t think about those too much, consider it just a temporary hiatus :D

Anon said: Rude quiestion i know and im sorry but, will you draw some haikyuu stuff again or…?

I will! Can’t promise my focus won’t shift on other characters once I’ll start again, or generally be more spread out through everyone instead of focusing on a couple like I was doing before, but I will!

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anonymous asked:

I'm sorry of this is a dumb question. I'm a transguy who identified as a very out & proud butch lesbian for most of my life. If I of course would never encroach on lesbian spaces now after being on T for a while and passing 100% of the time as male but my past as a butch is still important to me & I still relate to a lot of what you say on your blog wrt my past. I guess I'm asking do you think it's problematic for a transguy to still hold on to his past butch identity on an deeper emotional lvl?

No, and I think that there’s a whole ton of shared experiences between trans men and butches as groups that is ignored by contemporary queer politics in the name of supporting each one by naturalizing the difference, but I’ve said before that I’m not interested in the massive gap I’m supposed to feel between myself and trans men when the majority of trans men I know don’t even see themselves all THAT differently from how I see myself and the main difference between us is transition itself. I think they’re related experiences with different outcomes and different ways of self conceptualization, and I think that most trans men AND lesbians IRL are totally open to acknowledging that (it is not unusual at all for trans men to stay connected in some sense to lesbian communities after transition) and you’re just supposed to hush up about it online.


I’m also just not into this idea that when trans men transition they go from good politically pure beings to monsters who should be seen with suspicion and as somehow becoming bad people when they’re the literal same person as before, just making a decision wrt their health and dysphoria management that makes them feel better and that they feel is a step in the direction of being more authentically themselves.


There will be women who are uncomfortable with that, sure, but frankly, no, as long as you’re talking about whether I think it’s fucked up for you to reblog things I say myself about butches and say “I relate” or something like that, that doesn’t bother me at all. And frankly I think the impulse to say so is both strange and vaguely transphobic- I don’t think transition should suddenly mean you can’t lay any claim to an experience that has been important to you, or that “you should be pushed away from communities that have been important to you because you are choosing to transition” is as unquestionably good for anybody as has been suggested.

LET ME FOLLOW YOU

I need more blogs to follow, so if your blog is associated with any of the topics below, please reblog or like this post.

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— Forgot to tell that
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— I have a labrador retriever
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— A little bit of Mega Man I guess I like too…
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— Dogs
— But especially cats, remember that.
— my sister is hazzling me
— Cuz I said Wreck-it Ralph is a little slow
— but I love her anyway
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— It wasn’t as good as the first
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— It had light brown fur, almost red-like
— It was so cute! It was eating a nut
— I screamed “SQUIRREL!” when I saw it
— Like in the movie UP
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— My fingers are tired
— I don’t know how much longer I will go on
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— Super Mario Galaxy
— Rosalina
— Also I don’t like Rosalina nowadays
— They made her into fanservice material
— It’s disgusting really
— Rosalina was one of my favourite characters
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— Especially Bowser
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— The Melee fans scare me
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— Otherwise I wouldn’t know about you
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— We need Metroid 5!!!
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— By the United Federation
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— Congrats
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— But I don’t have any
— I’m a cheap jerk
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— When I was younger
— I used to roleplay as Sonic characters
— It was weird
— Atleast it helped me learn english
— Also what happened to Detective Pikachu?
— I honestly wanted that game
— It looked fun and weird
— I like those kind of games
— Do you think I should change me URL?
— And my pfp?
— I think so
— It’s pretty old and irrelevant
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— That would be a shame if they did
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— Sorry
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— I’m pretty sure I will lose followers
— This post is gonna take forever to scroll down
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— I like your hair
— Did you go to the barber recently?
— Maybe you cut it yourself
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— in inappropriate ways I mean
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& Knuckles

Rant abt me and my sexuality + compulsory heterosexuality

Listen, I’m not expecting anyone to read or respond to this. It’s long as fuck but I needed to write out my feelings. 

Ever since I was a lil kid I think I’ve always known there was something gay about me. But at the same time, I didn’t know? If that makes sense. It’s like, it was there, but I didn’t realise it was gay until I realised I was gay. 

I came out as bisexual to my family/friends in 2015 and since then I’ve had a gf (who is now an ex) which sorta helped people just… find out I wasn’t straight (which funnily enough still didn’t help some people realise). But now, in 2017 and the months of 2016 leading up to it, I’ve started questioning my sexuality again. And this time feels a lot more difficult. When I came out as bi I  was pretty solidly sure about it for a while. But now I’m thinking I could be a lesbian and it’s so difficult to work out. And it sounds silly because it really doesn’t sound like it should be so difficult, but it is?! 

I began questioning it when I realised that my relationships with men have never worked out. I’ve always felt uncomfortable and out of place in them and I’ve cut off the relationship. But when I was with my girlfriend, it all seemed so much better. I was comfortable with her. I talked to her, I was okay with affection; I really wasn’t with guys. It felt so wrong to me. 

A few months ago in my drama class, I was having some ‘banter’ with a guy friend who likes throwing me around and picking me up because I’m so small. A few girls in the class immediately came over to me once he left and started asking me questions like ‘What’s going on with you two?’ ‘He likes you!’ and I assured them we were just friends. Later I told my friends about this encounter and they told me that they were shocked I hadn’t seen it myself. However, I stayed confident he didn’t like me like that. But it led me into thinking of what it would be like in a relationship with him. Just thinking about it made me feel weird and strange. So then, I thought about a relationship with any guy. And it just didn’t give me a warm, excited feeling like being with a woman does. 

Then, an ex approached me after school. He was nice, funny. I’d split up with him after a week. He got the bus home with me and it was nice to catch up. And when I got home he’d messaged me. He started saying how he’s missed us speaking and how we should go out sometime. And then I felt it. The uncomfortable feeling I feel whenever a guy shows interest in me. He keeps texting me and without sounding narcissistic, it’s clear he’s into me. But I always feel this dread when his name pops up on my notifications. 

I know compulsory heterosexuality exists. Maybe that explains my crushes on unattainable celebrity males in the past that I’ve never actually felt the desire to date or have sex with. I don’t think I’ve ever had the desire to have sex with a man. 

I’ve had crushes on guys before. But the thought of it actually working out does not appeal to me. But whenever I think about my future I know I want to be married to a woman. I want a huge gay ass wedding with a wife. 

For now, I’m identifying as a lesbian. Just to myself. And once I’ve really figured it out I’ll come out again if I need to. But having this blog has been a really helpful way of projecting all of my feelings into what I post and reblog so thank you for putting up with my posts because it honestly helps me so much. 

anonymous asked:

Hey Sam, I'm trying to delete my LJ, but when I log in it asks me to accept the new terms of service. When I hit "not now" it automatically logs me out. I'm not really sure what to do here. :( Is there a way to delete without agreeing? Or do I have to bite the bullet and hope deleting afterwards will do the trick?

It depends on what you mean by “do the trick”, I guess. 

You have to accept the TOS in order to delete. There’s no way around it. Possibly if you use a posting client like Semagic, which was already logged in, you could go through Semagic’s archive and delete each post by hand. I don’t use Semagic anymore so I don’t know. But basically, yes, you have to accept the TOS in order to delete. You also have to accept it in order to give Dreamwidth access to it to back it up. 

But the TOS is only legitimate on Livejournal, so it’s not like you’re making some kind of deal with the government or something. I’m not a lawyer so I can’t speak to whether Russian law is even applicable to non-Russian users in this case, and I also can’t speak to whether the TOS is voided by the deletion of your journal. (I’m assuming you’re not Russian.) I know that when I accepted the TOS in order to be able to log Dreamwidth in for backing up my journal, nothing happened other than I got access to my blog back. 

I guess the question is: what are you concerned accepting the TOS will cause to happen? Are you concerned you’ll be put on some kind of registry? The TOS has just been put in place, but a Russian-based company has owned LJ for years – if they were going to put people on a registry for posting stuff against Russia’s censorship rules, it’s already happened. Also, they’re not looking for small fry; this kind of stuff is meant to justify the arrest of people who are agitating against the state or promoting activities the state disagrees with. LJ was formerly (may be still, I don’t keep up) a huge platform for Russian political activists. This is aimed at them, not at fandom. Fandom needs to GTFO of LJ for sure, but fans just being fans, that’s not the target (yet). The idea is to get out before we become one. 

Also remember that there are strictures on the TOS itself – most of what is threatened in the legalese only applies if you have more than 3000 hits per day, so the average person probably doesn’t need to worry in the immediate sense (I might, and ohnotheydidnt definitely does, but most people don’t get 3000 hits on their livejournal in a single day). 

Should we still be concerned that LJ is doing this? Absolutely. In political terms, in terms of supporting the Russian people who deal with this bullshit all the time, it’s super worrying and upsetting. In personal terms, in terms of our safety as non-Russian users of the site, I don’t think just accepting the TOS is dangerous, as long as you’re getting off the site shortly thereafter. 

I guess the TLDR is that you have to accept the TOS in order to delete, but there are thousands of people accepting the TOS right now, and we are small fry compared to the people the TOS is actually designed to target. Once you delete, the TOS realistically doesn’t matter anymore as far as I am aware. (Readers feel free to comment or reblog with more nuanced understanding of this situation; remember not to send asks, since I don’t respond to asks sent in response to other asks.) 

So without being an international internet lawyer, my advice is to accept it, go in, back up your journal if you need to, delete it, and then take a deep breath and have a snack. And the next time you read about Russian politics, remember how scared you feel right now and have empathy for people who are struggling to create change there.

anonymous asked:

I'm tired of Muslims being demonized like this. A lot of Muslim countries are working towards being more progressive and it sickens me when people still bring up Sharia law and terrorism because so many Muslims are not terrorists and would never dream of it and only extremely conservative Muslim countries follow sharia law...

I think that the key difference that everyone needs to remember is not to demonise individual Muslims as people, or automatically presume that someone is “bad” if they follow Islam – that’s clearly anti-Muslim bigotry and totally wrong – but it is fair to reasonably criticise Islam as an ideology the same way that we should be able to reasonably criticise any faith as an ideology, and accept that there are issues within Muslim communities the same way that there are issues in all other religious communities.

Obviously not all Muslims are terrorists and it’s totally wrong to say that. The problem with Islam is that there hasn’t been a reformation the same way that there’s been reformation with the likes of Judaism and Christianity. 

For example: I and everyone with any sense recognises that there is some really awful things in the Torah and outside of the tiny fringe of extremist Jews, even the most Orthodox ignore them. Only utterly extreme Jews want to go around stoning people for breaking Shabbat. And even then, they’re completely condemned and seen as insane by the vast, vast majority of Jews. 

But with Islam, because there hasn’t been reformation, the worst verses aren’t (almost) universally recognised as such. Because the words in the Qu’ran are seen as “perfect,” there’s no margin of error, and the Muslims that sit and say, “Yeah, that bit’s not right, we should just ignore that,” are often attacked for doing so. 

Original Jewish law is totally outdated and if we followed the whole of that, we’d be barbaric, the same with original Christian law. Sharia law is no different, and there are real issues with Muslims that follow Sharia law even in places like the UK.

It’s a horrible fact to note, but right now, Islam is the cause of a hell of a lot of terrorism. If it wasn’t, terrorists would be shouting and blaming imperialism or whatever else when they carry out their evil acts, but they don’t. Islamic terrorists are manipulated into committing atrocities because radicalisers tell them that by doing those awful things, they’re being “good Muslims.” When people from the likes of the UK are sneaking out of the country to join ISIS, it’s because they’ve been convinced that living in a Western country is making them “bad Muslims.”

Away from Islam itself – because there will always be good and bad people in every single faith, and Islam isn’t special as far as that’s concerned – what’s caused a lot of backlash is the desperation of both Muslims and non-Muslims to pretend that Islam itself is perfect and that Islamic terrorism isn’t “really” Islamic, when that’s very obviously untrue. Most of that desire comes from a good place. It’s badly thought-out, but it’s people basically wanting to protect the good Muslims and separate them from the bad. It just hasn’t worked.

You see, the Westboro Baptist Church is Christian. You’ll hear other Christians say “They’re not acting like true Christians,” but there’s no huge drive to pretend that the WBC isn’t Christian at all. Everyone knows that they’re Christian. They use the Bible to push their disgusting agenda. They’re using their Christianity to preach bigotry, but they absolutely believe that they’re being good Christians when doing so. 

The thing is, I’m genuinely convinced that the only way that things will change is if more Muslims stand up and say that Islamic terrorism is wrong. Saying things like, “That’s not Islamic,” or “Those terrorists aren’t really Muslim” and trying to push that idea just doesn’t work. The “But terrorists mostly kill other Muslims” doesn’t work either, because it isn’t Muslim killing Muslim, it’s, sadly, “True Believer killing Apostate,” it’s “Sunni vs Shia” and then both against Ahmadi.

And don’t get me wrong. There are absolutely Muslims that stand up and speak out, but then they get death threats from other Muslims. They’re attacked and dismissed as not being “real” Muslims. There’s a huge culture of fear. 

You know, in all my time on Tumblr, I’ve only ever had one positive interaction with a Muslim user, which later turned out to be null and void. I’ve had a grand total of three private conversations. 

The first was friendly in private for months and then unfollowed me, blocked me and went on a rant about how evil Jews were on their blog.

The second was friendly, but told me that we had to be enemies because the Qu’ran said that we’d always be enemies.

The third was fine, until she returned and told me to delete all positive interactions with her on my blog because her husband hates Jews.

I have never, at any time, had an ask, even anonymously, from a Muslim that has said something as simple as, “I think antisemitism is wrong.” I’ve never had a private message from a Muslim saying that they want to offer support with no caveats.

What I do see, constantly, is maybe a handful of virtue-signalling “Reblog if you’re against antisemitism” posts on Muslim blogs before they then go into rants and spread antisemitism through lies or conspiracy theories “because Israel.” And I know for a fact that there will be plenty of Muslim bloggers on this site that are decent and hate all forms of bigotry, but I’d bet my last penny that they’re too scared of fellow Muslims to admit what they really think, so they keep quiet.

It’s a community issue. I’m sorry to have to say that Muslims need to do more. And I feel that I can say that because I’m fairly well-known by now, and every time I see the Jewish community on here being awful, I damn well make sure to say something about it, call out their intolerance or bigotry, and then stand by my principles, those other Jews be damned.

I know that you want to defend your fellow Muslims. That’s admirable, it really is. But if all you’re going to do is dismiss very relevant and real issues, all that anyone is going to see is that you want to ignore the bad and pretend only the good exists. And, as wrong as it is, that fuels the really horrible and hateful side of the political right wing, because they often use it as an excuse to generalise against people.

I mean, let’s be blunt here. I’m Jewish. There’s a huge amount of antisemitism in Muslim communities. I’ve experienced a ton of antisemitism from Muslims in the real world. They’re not isolated. They’re British citizens and, on quite a few occasions, were great, ordinary people until they realised that I was Jewish. So there’s a problem there. I don’t want to demonise all Muslims, far from it. But to be frank with you, I would genuinely appreciate it if there were even one or two Muslims that were happy to put a url to “It sucks that you went through that and those people were bad, antisemitism is wrong,” and nothing else, but I genuinely have never had that and that’s really saddening.

There are issues about anti-LGBT-phobia and sexism in non-Reform and non-Liberal Jewish communities. There are issues about racism in different Jewish communities. I’m against circumcision and kosher slaughter, and I count those as issues, too. 

I can’t pretend that there aren’t issues in Judaism and Jewish communities. I can’t pretend that the Neutrei Karta or other Jewish terrorist groups aren’t actually Jewish. I can’t pretend that the fundamentalists that use the Torah to an extreme aren’t Jewish. I also can’t pretend that it’s unfair to reasonably criticise those things.

And honestly, in regards to Islam and Muslim communities, you can’t pretend, either. 

anonymous asked:

Hi, if you don't mind could you explain what that means because I'm lost, also what trend where you talking about here: "me, being kicked out of school for plagiarism: um you’re not entitled to my emotional labor? find the sources yourself"

um, you’re not entitled to my emotional labour.

No, I’m joking, of course I will explain.

This is a joke about an exchange you might see rattling around tumblr, usually in regards to social justice topics. Someone will ask for an explanation of or clarification on a topic, or advice on how to handle something and they’ll just be told to “educate themselves”, and sometimes told directly that asking is demanding emotional labour of minorities.

(in case you’ve not run across the term, emotional labour originated in describing the extra emotional theatre service workers are expected to perform for customers, but nowdays gets used more broadly to demands for emotional support and processing and free domestic and similar labour which is disproportionately demanded of women and other minorities).

So the joke is about the differing epistemological standards between Tumblr, where that’s appropriate and academia, where you’d actually be punished because you are, quite legitimately, expected to back up your statements.

And the reason that I reblogged it specifically in the meanest way possible is that I do not like the concept of “just educate yourself”. I really, really do not.

This is an idea that comes from a lot of good places, which is what I’m going to start with. But it also gets used in a lot of ways I find at best deeply suspect and at worst fairly toxic, which is why I was reblogging the joke in my nastiest voice.

1. I do think that if you’re going to ask someone for advice directly the polite thing to do is to exhaust your own resources first. The idea that Dr. Google should be your first stop is a good one and I don’t want to bash on it.

2. A lot of this arises from people who get deluged with questions, often invasive, and often repeatedly exerting the right to take a break. AND THAT’S DEFINITELY AWESOME. No one should be compelled to do activism. When someone says “hey can you answer my question” unless you’re actually being paid to educate them, “no” is definitely an excellent and reasonable answer. And if someone tells you their not doing the question answering thing, the only polite option is to gracefully go ask someone else.

3. Some people get tremendously picky about how other people offer them free time and effort and the call to educate yourself comes, in part from people who’ve been offered summaries and curated reading lists and demanded, instead, private lessons. Which is just bloody rude.

BUT, even though “go away and educate yourself” is a totally reasonable idea in many circumstances, as I’ve listed, there are some really icky ways I see some of this getting used.

1. I find the idea that dropping an ask in someone’s open ask box is a “demand” very suspect. Its certainly a request, but there’s no force associated with it. If I’d decided not to answer this, for instance, I could simply delete it. If I kept getting too many asks I could even close my ask box, or turn off anon. You can’t compel me to answer your ask. You can’t punish me for not doing it. (I am perfectly happy to answer this, fyi). Now, the nature of Tumblr means that searching is very hard and its easy to end up deluged with the same basic question over and over. I’m not an education blog, I get few asks and I’ve still been asked what image captions are for 5-6 times. So I get that it can be very frustrating… but its still not a demand.

2. It often seems to carry the idea that finding information is a lot easier than it actually is. Really basic information can be readily googled. But there’s huge amounts of ideas I’ve encountered during fandom conversations, or just floating through tumblr threads, or on ask blogs that I have LITERALLY been unable to find via google, even after a good few hours looking, and that’s for information that I already know. I don’t think this is malicious a lot of the time. When you’re an expert its very easy to loose track of what is and isn’t easy to find for a non-expert. But its still pretty brutal to exhaust your google-skills, go ask something and be told in so many words to “just google it stupid”.

These two aren’t so bad, they’re mostly just a case of conflicting experiences and that happens. But.

3. Even though “go do it yourself” is a great thing to say if you’re looking to avoid activism (and I’ll reiterate I think that’s everyone’s right and you should never feel bad for saying ‘no I’m done/not doing this’ about activism, God knows I do it enough) I see it being used as activism instead. And it gives me a case of the nopes. Because the person who does the educating sets the curriculum. And when you say “go educate yourself” you’re rolling the dice on if the person who does educate them is on your side or not. Especially because it is virtually impossible to fact-check something you’re unfamiliar with. There’s also often a HUGE effort imbalance. Like, sure, it takes me some effort to dig up my “here’s why image captions are a thing” post. And it took me a bit of effort to write it in the first place, but It would probably take the asker a lot longer to google it all up. And that’s a pretty simple topic. I’ve asked activist friends for reading lists before and realistically getting 20-30min help from them has saved me probably 2-3 hours. And the information quality is better on top of that.

4. While this doesn’t happen a huge amount, I see this sometimes attached to very complex issues, or or topics where opinions are very diverse and then it, quite frankly, creeps me out a bit. Because when I see “just educate yourself omg” attached to a post with a strong opinion element, even though it might not be intentional, I cannot help but perceive an undercurrent of “if you were truly educated you’d agree with me” and “how dare you ask for sources, don’t question me, just shut up and do as I say”… and those… those are not good dynamics.

miss-v1  asked:

I have been following you since I got my Tumblr, and I have noticed the variety of questions you have answered. I don't know if you have already answered this one, but I would like to ask about outlining a series. I'm trying to write a novel series, but I don't know how to have an effective outline for it. I have seen many tutorials on outlining a novel but not a series. Any advise you could give me would be appreciated. Thank you.

Thanks for asking, and thanks for following my blog <3 :)  I do try to answer every question I get in the inbox, either with my own advice or with resources from people with better knowledge.  And I probably need to create a masterpost/FAQ to help people navigate my posts in the future >.<

So I’ve only written one series (technically a trilogy) and it was not of full-length novels, but I did have an outline method that might help you.  I’m a crazy-hard planner so if it’s a bit too thorough for your tastes, you can winnow it down to what suits you:

  1. Start with the first book.  Remember, if you don’t have the first book, you don’t have any books.  Really devote time to creating complex characters, an engaging and in-depth plot, and a solid setting that complements it.  You won’t really be able to outline anything else until this is done – because no matter how well-laid your plans are, the story will turn out different by the time it’s done.  That’s mainly because you’re discovering the characters in that first story, which makes everything tentative.
  2. Once you’re about halfway through, develop the ending.  By halfway through the story, you’ve got a solid cast of characters, a defined plot, and plenty of decisions left to make.  You probably only have a vague idea of how you want the first book to end – so now is the time to stop and plan the ending.  Make sure you’ve got a satisfactory finale that leaves an opening for the next book, but brings the plot to some sort of satisfactory conclusion nonetheless.
  3. Once you’ve got the ending, define the point of your series.  Is it plot-driven or character-driven?  If it’s plot-driven, what is the final point in the plot that you wish to achieve (e.g. the Hunger Games trilogy encompassed Katniss’s enemyship with President Snow)?  If it’s character-driven, how do you want the characters to evolve by the end of the series (e.g. Friends was about six young adult friends figuring out their lives and supporting each other UNTIL they found family, stability, and new support systems)?  This definition will help you to develop everything in between.
  4. Write a loose few paragraphs on what you definitely want in the stories.  Plot twists, character developments, big scenes – put it all in there.  Brainstorm a bit until you have plenty of story fodder, and then play with the order a bit.  Group together things that complement each other or are similar in theme/timing.  If there are holes, take the flexible subplots (e.g. a romance arc) and fit them in there.  It’s basically like going to the grocery store, grabbing 50 ingredients, and then rationing them out to make 5 delicious, whole meals.  Take your ingredients and make 3+ separate, full plots.
  5. Outline each story individually (or at least the next two for now).  This will be where you do the final shifting, getting things in order and seeing if they make good stories.  Some things will fit together and make for a compelling whole project – and from my experience, I’d guess you’ll wind up with a few extra plots/subplots/plot bunnies that don’t find a home.  Do the hard thing and cut them out.  If they don’t fit in any story, and they’re not enough to make their own story, they’re just a necessary casualty.
  6. Adjust as necessary.  As you develop characters and plots, things may change.  You may find that some subplots don’t fit with the theme of a certain book.  You may wind up cutting more and bringing back stuff you previously cut out.  When in this process, make sure you don’t delete any ideas.  Ever.  Anything might make a reappearance.  A series means you have a lot of space to fill with only a basic idea, so anything could be the difference between a bunch of books and a true series.
  7. Don’t get attached to anything especially the ending.  No matter how wonderful you think your ending is, by the time you actually get there, the odds are good that it’ll change completely.  Plans are great, but they’re never followed 100%.  Don’t get so attached to certain ideas that you’ll bend the true story – the best story – into knots trying to keep your favorite ideas in there.

That’s the best I could remember from my time writing a series.  In point #5 I left a link to my outline tag, with different reblogs of outlining techniques for your individual stories.  Outlining is so different for every writer, so I figured that’d be your best bet.

I hope this helps!  This is just my method, and there are thousands of other methods out there.  If you still need help or have other questions, my inbox is always open! :]  Good luck!


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

Fanfic Writers’ Appreciation Day

So if you didn’t know, August 21st is Fanfic Writers’ Appreciation Day. I thought I’d make this post for my favourite fic writers within this fandom to spread the love and let them know they’re appreciated <3 

@jvghead-jones-iii - one of the first blogs I followed in this fandom, and one of the first people to speak to me on here. The Nicest person and also an incredible writer (seriously I read all of her stuff and I am never disappointed). Favourite Fic: Yours Truly

@betty-coopers-number-one-stan - again one of the first blogs I followed and the day she followed me back I was so shook I didn’t know what to do with myself. Any time she reblogs one of my fics, I literally smile for the rest of the day. Her writing is unreal. Favourite fic: Nothing At Stake

@ju-gg - beautiful writing. Honestly, when she writes I picture everything so vividly I’m amazed. We are New Friends and she has something in the works that I am SO excited for. Favourite Fic: Shed Your Skin

@r-ivertales - such a kind, lovely blog. One of the first people I spoke to. I am eagerly anticipating a Peter Parker fic from this blog and I’m so excited (unless I missed it?? pretty sure I haven’t missed it) Favourite Fic: Why Don’t You Ask Her

@onceuponagladerhead - honestly I first followed Ruth because she was so kind to everyone on here, and I didn’t even know she was a writer. Then I Learned and I was shook and ashamed I hadn’t been following her forever. Favourite Fic: Cinderella 

@full-dark-no-starsxx - my dude. One of my first friends on this site. One of the most precious, kind people in this fandom. Favourite Fic: Fools Who Dream (it might be her only fic so far but that doesn’t make it any less incredible)

@mrsjugheadjonesthethird - everyone in this fandom knows who this is. Incredible writing, incredible person. Favourite Fic: there’s too many to choose from so I’ll just link her entire masterlist and let you make the decision yourself. 

@thatsadbreakfastclub - again, beautiful writing, beautiful person. One of those blogs that you just look up to, I’m not sure why. Maybe because her whole blog is just Goals. Favourite Fic: RIP to My Youth

@wearelondonbound - first followed her because she seemed like an awesome person. Then I realised she has one of the most poetic writing styles I’ve ever read and she doesn’t even post fics. So I can’t recommend a fic for you, but you should definitely read This Post because you will know what I mean.

@thesuitelifeofjughead - dude. She once destroyed me with a fic. Like 100% destroyed. I remember leaving an anon (bc I was shy) saying something like 10/10, would be destroyed by this fic again and it’s TRUE. Favourite Fic: Butterfly and the Beanie

@archiebones - awesome and very easy to talk to. Writes incredible Jarchie fics on this AO3 account (my favourite is probably not leaving now honey not a chance)

@jugheadxreaderinyourhead - so cool. She has so much talent I really don’t know how she’s a real person? Like she writes, draws, paints, does photography. Literally you name it, she’s good at it. We have had an ongoing discussion about liquid lipsticks (among other things, of course) for about three months. Favourite Fic: Quiet Eyes

@forsythe-pendleton-jones-iv - amazing writer, amazing person. Their writing style is really poetic and full of gorgeous imagery. I can’t wait to read more from them. Favourite Fic: Atomic Man

and last but not least–the Harrison to my Tom, the Trashlord to my Drash, the wind beneath my wings, my tumblr bff:

@thekillingquill - have said it before, will say it again; Quill could write a contemporary novel about Donald Trump and I would read it and love every word. Not only is she an amazing writer, she’s an amazing friend. She gives the best advice, she is supportive, and knows what to say all the time?? I can’t choose a favourite fic, so I will link her Masterlist, but be warned: Quill is a sadist and hasn’t updated it in a while because she wants to watch us suffer. You should just go on her blog and search the tag #quill writes (you’re welcome)

This list is not exhaustive, and I’ve probably forgotten someone because I am Problematic. If your favourite writers aren’t on this list, tag them!! That way I can check them out and binge their stuff <33 Or, you could send me an anon with their url and I’ll @ them, so they know they’re appreciated xx

Have a lovely day, friends xx

A Writer’s PSA

Firstly: I just saw an interesting post made by @caplanbuckybarnes (who I can’t tag, but that’s okay), that inspired both anger and relief in me at once. I was compelled to type out this PSA.

Secondly: I am tagging everyone who has asked to be tagged in The Irrelevance of Napoli SO YOU CAN SEE HOW GODDAMN AWESOME THEY ARE BEFORE I START THIS. 

@thecrownedrose @persephone-is-here-omg @find-me-here2 @captainamerotica @redgillan @angryschnauzer @ursulaismymiddlename @rebelslicious @kittykitty-mewmeww @erisjade @siren-kitten-his @buckyappreciationsociety @kozmicrock @aingealcethlenn @rachelle-on-the-run @thewinterswimmer @vaisabu @inside-lizzys-head @angryschnauzer @melconnor2007 

Thirdly: I am doing this more for the sake of my upcoming fic, Cherchez la Femme, which I have been working on for MONTHS–probably since Septemberish–than I am for Napoli. Also doing this for the sake of other authors who may feel this way, but don’t want to say anything for fear of making people mad. I personally am tired of dealing with my own anxiety about this subject, so I’m getting this off my chest. 

Okay.

 I am exceedingly frustrated by the majority of attitudes (or non attitudes) I see towards anything that is not a one-shot on here. ESPECIALLY if it’s smut.

I like smut. I love smut. I’ve read some really good smut on here. But… that’s not all I’ve read on here. When I first got on Tumblr, I found some really unique and interesting fics, and I got very invested in them. But lately, the majority of what I’ve been seeing on this site is the same damn thing, over and over and over again. Smut one shots, no plot, no character development, no nothing. Those fics I was invested in were discontinued (temporarily, I hope) in favor of smut one shots, which, like I said, I don’t mind, but ya know… I also do.

Authors are capable of writing more than smut one shots. 

Authors are capable of writing more than smut one shots. And many of them do write more than smut one shots. But I have seen two (2) of the multi-part fics I follow being seriously reblogged. That’s out of A LOT that I happen to read and like. One of my favorites got put on hiatus because there were no reads on the most recent chapter at the time.

Tumblr, seriously, what is going on? Like, I recognize that we all want to imagine ourselves having sex with some version of Sebastian Stan (ME TOO, I AM NOT EXCLUDING MYSELF FROM THAT GROUP) but some of these people have worked ages, ages on these fics. With well-developed characters and plot and settings and serious issues that are worked through. THESE PEOPLE I READ SHOULD WRITE ORIGINAL CONTENT AND GET PUBLISHED. In my world, they would. Because they are that good.

And yet, they get almost no recognition. And it frustrates me, and scares me, and makes me really, really sad. Some might say, “Tumblr is more (something else) than fanfic for me”–which is fine. Please engage in whatever joy may have brought you to Tumblr. But also remember that for others, it IS about fanfic, and they enjoy doing that just as much as you enjoy doing whatever you do. So hit the like button every once in a while. Read more fics of your favorite characters. Some might say, “I have –something that gives me a shorter attention span–, I can’t remember what happened before this chapter/can’t concentrate enough to get through a whole fic in the time I have”–in which case, you are fine, don’t worry about it, not a big deal. Some of you may say, “Works in progress are annoying, I hate waiting for new parts to come out”–and trust me, I’m right there with you. I’m waiting on a few new parts for fics myself (I’m also waiting for Diana Gabaldon’s next Outlander book, goddammit), but that doesn’t stop me from reading and commenting on the parts that are there! Tell the author that you have something to look forward to until the next part comes out! Also, TELL THE AUTHOR IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR THEM TO COMPLETE IT, or ask to be tagged in the final masterlist! We won’t mind if you do it that way! Some of you may just hate longer fics and there’s nothing anybody can do to change that. In which case, whatever floats your boat.

I’m not getting on anyone in the above paragraph to suddenly change your preferences and start reading fics with more than two parts. What I am saying, though, is if you consume, but don’t comment AND reblog (or at least tag and reblog), or if you don’t consume at all and blatantly ignore what authors are putting out there… come on, guys. We put our heart and souls into this stuff. Some of the stuff we write is taken from real life. Some people don’t have anything but their writing to help them get through what may be a really bad stage. Likes, comments, reblogs–writers need these. We don’t all have to be JK Rowling here, but we do hope to see that someone smiles or laughs, or cries, or feels in some way with our fics. 

One of my friends on here was very sad a couple of days ago because she was getting very few notes on even her one-shots, or reblogs with no comments. She has 700+ followers and a taglist that’s a mile long. It made me sad for her, and I can’t even hug her because she lives far away from me. Readers, you don’t have to comment or reblog every chapter of a fic that’s been written, it’s really okay if you don’t, but let the reader know that you like it and acknowledge the work that’s been done. 

I’m still relatively tiny on here, and I definitely need to follow more blogs, so I will now go looking. But, indulge me for a second: If, when I publish Cherchez, I deem it as not getting enough notes, I will make a goddamn video of myself deleting the thing off my computer and burning the damn notebooks. I started by writing this stuff for me. Napoli ended up being about someone I know who recently died. Cherchez was what I wrote when I was coming out of a breakdown. So yes, I write for myself. But as soon as I put it up here, it becomes yours. You consume it, you feel because of it. So really, guys, read all the smut you want. I know I’m going to. But read more than smut, too.

Sincerely,

Someone who is a teeny bit oversmutted

(If you want to, you can check my tags for more info)

anonymous asked:

i'm new to the jonsa fandom. until last night i didn't even know it was a possibility! what blogs should i follow?

Well there a lot and it really depends upon your shipping preferences, what other characters you like, if you read fanfic, etc. I’m sure I’m missing many people btw :) I follow like 195 people so this isn’t even close to comprehensive, though the majority are not shipping blogs at all.

If you like fanfic @jonxsansafanfiction is probably your best bet! @jonsansasource is also obviously good. I run @jonsameta where I try to reblog any meta (and tinfoil!) I see, if that’s of interest. Presumably that’s where you found me in the first place though!

Non-controversial shipping blogs: @riahchan @soapieturner @goodqueenalys @leannedirewolflover @jonbonsnowvi @lennoncakes @bythunder @baelerion @butterflies-dragons @justadram @greyjoyvs @themiddleliddle @greengableslover @darylvdixon @envelopedthoughts @lookingatyousideways @queenandromache @ladyflorence1215 @marydri and @ladyenjolras

If you’re a multi-shipper (with jonerys) and also love Dany, I would rec: @manbunjon @misshoneywheeler @eliamartvll @myrish-lace-love and @thatgirlnevershutsup 

If you don’t like Dany or don’t mind some anti-Dany or anti-Jonerys content I would rec: @jen-snow @scullylikesscience @obiwan-katnobi @bisansastarks @occupyvenus @winterfellchild @fedonciadale @jonsasnow @trinuviel * and @kittykatknits 

Other blogs which are great if you love Jon and Sansa individually but I don’t think are actual Jonsa shippers: @sansastarkthequeen @sansadaily @sevenminutestomidnight @junsnoo

Enough | Wonho

Originally posted by wonhontology

Warnings: Self-dislike (not severe)

Requested by: Nobody, I’m just passionate about Hoseok

Pairing: Wonho x Reader

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Hoseok was a ball of energy most of the time. It was hard not to smile when he was around and you fell for him more every day because of it. But this also made it much easier to tell when he wasn’t feeling his best.

He’d called you late at night, which wasn’t unusual in itself because he and the rest of the members were almost always up most of the night working on various projects. His “hello” wasn’t as bright as usual, which was the first clue. The second clue was his laugh when you told a joke–on a normal day it was loud and obnoxious (a lot like him) no matter how bad the joke, but tonight it was quiet and sounded strained.

After a few minutes you decided enough was enough. “Hoseok,” you began carefully, “what’s wrong?”

“Nothing at all, don’t worry about me!”

This wasn’t the response you wanted but it was certainly the one you had been expecting. “Baby, don’t lie to me. I’m here to help, remember?”

There was a few seconds of silence on the other end of the phone before he seemed to make up his mind. “Can I come over for a bit?”

“Of course you can.

“Okay. See you in half an hour.”

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anonymous asked:

Can we also talk about how Bakugou went from "weird haired guy" to "Kirishima. Change of plans". Oh man I didn't realize how much I missed the anime *cries*

BOI CAN’T WE I just spent the whole morning crying over seeing the moment Bakugou recognizes Kirishima as an equal animated nbd at all r i p me - I think this might be the first time Bakugou calls anyone by their name, actually, and I just!!! that’s because Bakugou heard Kirishima’s words and recognized him as a good partner and a worthy hero and someone whom he could respect and I’m gonna be grateful for chapter 133 for the insight on this for the rest of my always I !!!!!! have feelings g a h

Anon said: ok ok ok ok but but listen what about BAKGOU AND OCHAKO they are the most popular couple and the most cutest , i think you should try to draw them once i would love love to see this !!! of course just if you want hehe thanx

Ahhh sorry anon but I really don’t ship that - I mean, it’s true that I ship Bakugou with a bunch of people aside from my main two, but if they’re part of Deku’s group you can fairly assume they’re not between my Bakugou ships? And I only romantically ship Uraraka with Deku, Tsuyu and Iida anyway so! You’re probably not gonna see any romantic baku/ocha from me, sorry o<-<

Anon said: Since we know what Bakugou’s parents are like, what do you think Kirishima’s parents are like?

I have a similar ask somewhere asking about Kaminari’s parents as well, so I guess I’ll answer both here?? As a general rule I don’t really like making headcanons over stuff I’m sure the manga will give me in the future, so I can’t say I’ve thought about this too much - there are a few things I work under the assumption of while drawing, like for example I’m taking for granted they both have at least functional families, considering Aizawa personally visited their homes to ask their guardians about allowing them back to school, and if anything had been weird he would have noticed

I like to think Kaminari got his quirk straight from one of his two parents with no mixing happening, and got the Kaminari surname from them as well, but that’s all I ever allowed myself to settle on as far as Kami’s family goes, everything else changes based on what I need for the current scenario I’m thinking about… I do often end back on him being an only child, though - in the same way depending on how angst or lighthearted I want it to be my ideas for Kirishima’s family change a lot, but generally I think I mostly fall back on the idea of him having a big family? In a scenario like that his parents are kind and love him a lot, but having many children and needing to split their attention on all of them might cause them to overlook him a little (it would explain his obsession with being flashy, for me) then again, who knows? I don’t know how canon you can consider the infos SMASH gives, but in one of the strips Kiri mentions working part-time, and the fact that he doesn’t seem to have problems with money kinda makes me believe he might be independent from his family like that (unless he’s a rich kid, also very entertaining as a possiblity)

I’ve seen a lot of headcanons floating around about both of these guys’ families and possibly being related to villains, that would be cool too, though I’m not sure how much I believe it

I’m sorry this ended up being little to no useful at all lol as I said, I just shift between scenarios a lot - imagine settling on one and growing attached and then having to let it go once Hori proves it wrong, that’d be terrible for me

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anonymous asked:

You know its like ereri is so in the ground because the fandometrics just released a top ships of may 2017 or sth and klance was number one and viktuuri number 3 and while i ship these and am happy with this, ERERI WAS NOT ON THE LIST AT ALL. I went through the other top ships lists that they made, and none of those contained ereri either!!!!!! ;______; I'm so sad. I want ereri to be number one on one of those lists. I would be so happy smh.

Anonymous said: I just want ereri to be as popular as it once was ;____;


Come here and let me hug you anon ⊂(´・ω・`⊂).

Please don’t feel bad because of those lists. For starters, that ship list is not only from anime and manga, but from all ships on tumblr, and that includes TV shows, games, etc. It’s very hard to compete with ships from very popular fandoms from TV shows, for example, because their fandom itself has a lot more people on it… if you check again, you will see that only a few from the list are actually from anime!

Also, most of the ships on the list have popular shows going on right now, or that have recently aired, where the characters actually interact, haha… I’ve talked about this on a previous post but for us ereri shippers right now, this is a slow moment because Eren and Levi are not interacting at all in the manga or in the anime. We have nothing new! (And even with that, ereri is still the most popular ship from SnK).

So, we just need to be patient and wait a bit. The manga is away from our protagonists right now, but eventually the focus will come back to them. And even if the arc that is being animated right now does not have many ereri moments, the next one will have a lot of them, so we can look forward to that ^^. When that time comes, I’m sure new people will start shipping it again, old people will come back, and everyone will be talking about the ship again!

But in the mean time, we have to also be respectful to the people who are still here giving us content and collaborating to the fandom. I don’t say this because of your message anon, but because I’ve seen several comments like “the ereri fandom is so dead, there is not enough new art, there aren’t good new fics, there’s no good content”, etc. recently. 

That might be how some of you feel, but I’ve seen how comments like this have upset people who is still here creating fanfics, art, edits, posting art with permission, translating stuff, running events, ask blogs, and basically is trying to keep the fandom alive. When they see posts like that, they feel like they aren’t being appreciated, they get discouraged and start considering if maybe they should just stop and leave… so that makes the situation even worse.

So, support those writers who are still posting their stories even now! If you read their stuff, then leave them a nice comment. Support people who is making graphics, editing videos, or any other original content. Support those artists too, reblogging their art and leaving them nice tags. And especially, don’t post or reblog unauthorized art. People stealing art in the ereri fandom has always been a huge problem that caused most of our artists to leave, stop drawing, and delete their blogs or galleries. And that’s really sad.

Fandom is a collaborative effort, if we want our fandom to be active and keep growing, we need to respect each other, and give something back. So let’s do that for now, and I’m sure that when the time comes and our ship becomes relevant again, ereri will be at the top of those popularity lists (*^∀゚)ъ.

anonymous asked:

Hello! If you have a moment, could you elaborate on 'using "popular" artists as ad space'? Would that include drawing fanart of their characters and showing them in hopes that they reblog them? I'm a little confused ;w;

Absolutely, that specific scenario does fall into that category.
It’s all about presentation.

While it is nice if an artist reblogs something of yours that you were inspired to do from/for them, you should NEVER expect it. This is actually why I do not have submissions open as it has been abused in the past this way. (I also have had people straight up tell me/ask me to reblog something which is not only rude and inconsiderate, but also extremely bad manners. Also for anyone who has done this, as long as what you realize what you did was wrong, you have learned and are wonderful! You rock!)

Some artists like to keep their blog low-traffic or focused around their art with occasional things here and there (Which I do here a lot). Usually clean up later and delete things. Often I will personally talk to and thank the person themselves if I’ve received something!!

Basically all in all, if you plan on making something for an artist, be happy to create the art itself. Love the work, not the reward. Sometimes even artists with side blogs might even miss it in the first place entirely because of Tumblr. In this case if they haven’t seen it, a gentle message(if able to OFF ANON/Tumblr IM) to show them does not hurt!! I’m sure the artist/creator in question would love to see it!!! Just please don’t put them in an uncomfortable situation!

But this isn’t an attack on anyone, just please be mindful that we are human beings too okay? ;w; we don’t.. like to be used like that..

I hope this answers your questions a bit!!