One problem with Yahoo is that they put all their focus on $$$ and none of it on users and it shows. It’s shortsighted to money grab instead of building brand loyalty. Xkit’s anti-capitalism extension blocks these awful autoplay ads. But it takes it a second to kick in and so I’m getting 2-3 second of men yelling at me about shit I don’t care about.

I don’t think this is the end of tumblr, but we are probably approaching a tipping point as frustrated users. From 2005-2010 fandom wanted to leave LJ. People set up Dreamwidth accounts and cross-posted, but never actually left. Until people ended up here. We’ll end up somewhere else at some point–when there’s a new platform exciting enough to attract new users and existing ones. Then we have to hope Yahoo doesn’t buy it.

Anyway. Probably not a bad idea to backup your tumblr:

A quick guide to wordpress backups.

tumblripper will back up images

frostbox but they charge a fee

If you know how to run Python scripts here’s stuff at github to back up a local copy and create feeds.

seventeen as words

S. Coups || sagacious - keen mental discernment and good judgement

Jeonghan || ensorcell - to enchant or fascinate someone

Joshua || quiescent - a quiet, soft-spoken soul

Jun || mollitious - luxurious or sensuous

Hoshi || fervid - intensely enthusiastic or passionate

Wonwoo || erudite - having or showing great knowledge and learning

Woozi || stalwart - loyal, reliable and hardworking

DK || ebullience - the quality of being cheerful and full of energy, bubbling enthusiasm

Mingyu || sanguine -  cheerfully optimistic, hopeful or confident

Minghao || assiduous - showing great care and perseverance

Seungkwan || benevolent - well meaning and kind

Vernon || spellbinding - holding one’s attention completely, as though by magic

Dino || impavid - fearless


I’ve told you my stories for years now. Some have been about coming of age. Some have been about coming undone. This is a story about coming into your own, and as a result… coming alive. I hope you know that you’ve given me the courage to change. I hope you know that who you are is who you choose to be, and that whispers behind your back don’t define you. You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for. From the girl who said she would never cut her hair or move to New York or find happiness in a world where she is not in love…

oc ship aesthetic ▶▶ Arden Trevelyan + Vitaliy Hammond

“So, tell me, what was your relationship with the templars?”

Arden’s heart dropped into her stomach at the ambassador’s question. It was a loaded question under normal circumstances. But for Arden…

Memories flashed in her mind of hushed giggles in silent corners and abandoned classrooms; of secret meetings in the dead of night; of intellectual conversations broken by the intimate sighs and stifled moans of two young women wrapped in the moment, in each other.

She tried to remain as aloof and diplomatic as she could with her answer. “I was completely infatuated with one of the templars in our Circle,” she said in a tone she hoped was dismissive.

jaijacked  asked:

"Anonymous said: Eric says he's 18. I think he's lying, he looks a lot older than that. Why would he lie? Does he realize most of his fans are older?"

18 or not, I’m still irresistible.

Seriously though, what do I have to gain from lying? My age clearly has no impact on how many fans I have, or the age of those respective fans. Why can’t we all just be friends, anon?

A Little Step

ContestShipping Week 2016 // Day 1: Alola

Fiction Rated K+. Romance/General. 

“Wait,” May started as she fiddled with the brochure in her hands, catching Drew’s attention. 

He rolled his eyes upward to meet hers from the book he’d been skimming through. He was actually pretty interested in certain types of Mega Evolution since he had one Pokemon capable of it, but he wanted to make sure that he looked like whatever he was reading wasn’t more important than listening to whatever May had to say about anything at all. 

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I’ve always wondered about one thing… do you need big hands in order to play the piano?
I’ve always wanted to learn it, but my parents never could afford lessons, let alone a piano and I’ve been thinking about trying to learn how to play it after moving out in a few years. (I hope it’s not too late at this age;;)
I have very small hands and fingers though, so I’m not sure if it’s even possible :c

character study; 001.

i  want  to  talk  about  brooke  in  early  season  one  /  pre  -  season  one.      more  specifically  the  person  she  was  before  she  grew  into  herself  and  why  she  was  that  person.      i  believe  this  had  a  lot  to  do  with  the  disarray  of  her  home  life.      it’s  canon  knowledge  that  her  parents  were  unhappily  married  at  a  young  age.      a  child  being  thrown  into  the  mix  of  it  all  did  anything  but  make  it  better.        victoria,      her  mother,      never  wanted  children.      brooke  was  her  burden,      so  she  was  distant.      ted,      her  father,      had  hoped  for  a  boy  over  a  girl  and  was  disappointed  when  out  came  brooke.     the  strain  in  their  relationship  -  though  they  didn’t  have  much  of  one  -   is  largely  because  of  this.      the  memories  she  has  of  her  parents  from  her  childhood  aren’t  good.      they  argued   -   A  LOT.      and  when  they  weren’t  arguing  they  were  out  of  town  for  days  at  a  time  without  their  daughter.      yes,      she  was  left  alone.      they  never  gave  her  the  attention  a  child  desires  from  their  parents.      instead,      they  lavished  her  with  money  in  hopes  of  keeping  her  content  but  no  amount  could  have  ever  made  up  for  that  lack  of  love.

the  older  she  got,      the  bolder  she  got  -  and  at  this  point  she  was  practically  STARVED  for  that  attention.      the  absence  of  parental  authority  and  discipline  made  it  all  that  much  more  easy  to  act  out  in  the  ways  she  wanted  to.      INSERT  MORGAN  FINLEY.      i  know  -  who ??      the  writers  never  touched  on  her  character  much  but  i’d  like  to  stand  by  the  fact  that  she  is  very  crucial  to  brooke’s  early  development.      morgan  is  described  as  the  ‘  senior  bitch,   captain  of  the  cheerleaders  ‘  who  spent  a  lot  of  time  picking  on  those  she  felt  lesser  than  her.      it’s  mentioned  once  that  brooke  was  something  of  a  protege  to  her,     walking  in  her  footsteps.      that’s  enough  to  know  this  character  had  an  incredibly  significant  impact  on  brooke.      at  this  point  in  time,    brooke  no  older  than  14  or  15,     is  highly  impressionable.      she  walked  like  her,   talked  like  her,   and  did  everything  that  morgan  would  do.      she,    of  course,   never  thought  of  it  as  being  wrong  because  morgan  was  inadvertently  helping  brooke  fill  this  empty  void  in  her  life.      whether  it  be  with  partying,    drinking,   drugs  or  hooking  up  with  boys.      brooke  had  this  fabricated  sense  of  happiness  when  she  was  doing  these  things  -  and  so  she  didn’t  stop.  

and  let’s  not  forget  the  popularity  that  came  with  being  best  buds  with  the  schools  reigning  queen  bee.      throughout  early  school  years  i  imagine  brooke  to  have  already  had  a  wide  group  of  friends.      she’s  bubbly,    she’s  outgoing,    and  she  comes  from  money.      these  things  attract  that  sort  of  attention.      but  now  she’s  a  tree  hill  raven’s  cheerleader  and  she’s  doing  things  that  she’s  shaped  herself  into  believing  make  her  ‘  fit  in.    ‘      this  is  another  thing  that  feeds  into  that  desperate  need  for  attention.      she  loves  being  the  center  of  it.      people  know  her  name.     they  want  to  be  her  friend.     she  finally  feels  important  and  relevant  and  adored,    and  that’s  not  a  feeling  she  wants  to  let  go  of  even  if  it  means  stepping  on  a  few  people  to  stay  there.      brooke  was  quite  literally,   as  she  once  said,   a  bitch  for  the  sake  of  being  one  if  only  to  maintain  that  sort  of  place  of  power  where  she  could  easily  get  that  sought  after  desire  whenever  and  however  she  wanted. 

it’s  phenomenal  to  see  how  much  she’s  grown  from  this.   and  brooke’s  development  is  easily  one  of  the  biggest  and  best  i’ve  ever  seen.      this  hardly  even  covers  a  quarter  of  her  character,    but  those  are  more  meta  posts  for  another  time  xo. 


SHEDDING; a moodboard
     shed, v.  (of a mammal) losing … as a result of molting, disease, or age.

it’s funny how
    there’s no way to tell

when the present
    becomes the past

                                           to make way for the future