i've been abandoning

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if i could begin to be half of what you think of me
i could do about anything

(to avoid confusion, teal dialogue is felix and apple-green dialogue is adrien ʕ/ ·ᴥ·ʔ/)

felix’s anxiousness and hidden inferiority complex is aggravated by being split up from adrien while his twin makes new friends. adrien can’t understand why felix is so reluctant to break their exclusive bubble and make other friends as well, especially because his own inferiority complex stops him believing he’s good enough to be the only person felix is happy with

Honestly, being a fic writer sucks. Like, I know I’ve joking talked to @xambedo about how if fandoms were totem poles (probably a super bad analogy, I know) fic writers would be towards the bottom. Not the very bottom, because fics are generally more relevant than AMVs (which are hella awesome and deserve way more recognition because editing videos and matching clips is hard), but certainly not towards the top either.

Some lovely things that come with being a fic writer:

  • Being told you’re not a “real” writer. Because it’s entirely irrelevant that fanfiction has created a new wave of writers and most are entirely self-taught. I learned more writing fics between the ages of 13-18 than I ever did in school, so much so that my Creative Writing professor in collage told me there was “nothing more he could teach me.”
  • Fanfiction, as a whole, has a generally negative connotation. You find any book to movie adaptation that didn’t go well at all and people say it was “written like fanfiction.” Not “bad fanfiction” just “fanfiction. Never mind that there’s so much good fanfiction (some of which being better than the actual source material).
  • Need to pay the bills? Want to try commissions? A patreon? Good luck! 
  • The overall lack of response sucks. Generally speaking, even the most popular writers in fandoms struggle to get their work spread around. On a good day you can get maybe 100-300 notes on a fic (wide range, but that’s exactly how much it varies), and that depends on when you post it, how many times you reblog it yourself, and chance. A lot of people just don’t reblog fics
  • There are no good sites to post fics. FF.net is dysfunctional 70% of the time, AO3 is complicated to use and people are even less likely to leave comments there, and Tumblr just isn’t very welcoming to writers (I’ve been told several times that I should just move to a different platform. Jokes on you, even sites dedicated to fic writers absolutely suck. There’s no winning, only exhaustion and resignation.)
  • Reviews/Comments are frustrating as all heck. Either readers don’t review, they leave magnificent comments that touch your soul, or you get twelve reviews telling you to “update” despite the fact that you just did an hour ago. I promise you, fic writers watch their email like a hawk after updating, and the moment they open that first email saying they have a review and see it’s just telling them to update again, they deflate. And it’s not that people don’t have the time or don’t know what to say, they just… don’t want to. 
  • (Sidenote: try bribing your readers sometime, just to see for yourself. If you have a consistent schedule, casually slip in that “hey, if this chapter can hit *insert number slightly higher than the average* reviews, I’ll update *insert earlier date than when you would be updating*.” Like, just try that once. I swear you’ll get least a few more reviews than normal.)

Blahblahblah, I’m whining, if you’re going to reblog this to be a snarky asshole and call fic writers entitled/greedy/etc how about you consider not doing that and maybe just let fic writers be frustrated over things. Writing is hard.

Iggy Stardust and the Recipehs from Insomnia




Bonus Prompto and Noct FreakingTheFuckOut™ now that they’ve discovered Iggy’s secret alter ego and corresponding double life.

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shows i started watching in 2017 meme
1. the good place - “you’re a giant chunk of spinach in the teeth of the universe.”

Instagram Aesthetic
Descendants Main Five + Auradon Students

Maybe this makes me a bad film and/or comic book fan but I honestly can’t get imagine ever being so emotional or angry about a film you don’t like that you mock and insult the person behind Them when They suffer a real-life tragedy.

“Keith, whatever comes out of there after this battle… if it’s not human, I want you to kill it.”

“…You should never have gotten caught up in this.”

I suddenly wanted to draw some Klance Kuuga AU, so here’s this

AU where everyone is actually a good friend to Morgana
  • Gwen: hey Morgana, I can tell you're really going through something, but remember I'm your friend and I'm here for you. I'll love you no matter what. You can trust me.
  • Arthur: hey Morgana, you know I'll protect you from Uther and stand beside you. You're my family and I'm here for you.
  • Gaius: hey Morgana, I believe you. Your nightmares are actually visions, but don't be afraid. We're going to help you through this.
  • Merlin: hey Morgana, magic is a beautiful thing. It's a part of both of us. There's no reason to be afraid. Let me help you.

i’m legitimately disturbed that people think it’s funny to a) tell louis he’s ‘tiny’ in person or online or bother him about his height b) joke about how he’s lying about his height.