I was gonna do something cute but then this monstrosity popped into my head. So this is my third time doing one of these and each time someone follows me I’m just like “I have no idea why you are here but thanks!”. About a week short of two months of actively blogging and I can’t express how nice it feels to know that people are enjoying things I post :D If it wasn’t for you guys I probably wouldn’t have bothered learning how to make gifs, use photoshop etc. so I’m really grateful for the motivation and support from everyone!!! So listed below are the super duper amazing blogs that I follow and reblog who you should check out! :D
PS. It was Onodera’s face instead of Raku’s first but I found that too mentally traumatizing XD
”Last year we stood on a beach and I told you how much I loved you and how I would always, always protect you. And, that day nobody believed that this would work. But, I don’t think anybody understood the love that I had for you; because, if they did they would have never doubted us. So I wanted to marry you all over again in front of most of our world. Because today, when I look into your, eyes my love for you only grows. It’s even stronger now and that love will never waver. This I vow to you today and always and forever.”
Last year we were sitting on the beach and I told you how much I love
you, and how I would always, always protect you. And that day you made
me believe that this would work. But I don’t think anybody understood
the love that I have for you, because if they did then they would have
never doubted us. So I wanted to marry you all over again in front of
most of our world, because today when I look into your eyes, my love for
you only grows. It’s even stronger now. And our love will never waver.
This i vow to you, today and always, and forever.
This is a Thank You Post to all my followers but first I have to go back to when I came to tumblr…
I had no idea what a fandom was, or a ship, or fanfiction (yes… I was that alienated.) I was doing a research project on how to improve writing skills in ESL students in the USA. So, I entered forums and just talked to people and read a lot of things. Until I found this one comment from a student and she talked about how she improved her writing skills posting ff, she talked about the peer reviews and comments and beta… I remember checking google for every single fandom related word she mentioned. Anyway, I had to create a ff.net account to review and search for fanfiction… The project was a success I applied it with a group of YA. Meanwhile I found sgtmac7Penance. I was already addicted with OUAT and Shawn’s writing just got me. I didn’t ship Emma and Regina, but I loved the dynamics and genuinely the writing. Next thing, I read all of her fics, all of them.
Only then I decided to create a blog. I spent endless nights sending asks to Shawn, asking the most stupid fandom questions ever. She patiently answered each and everyone of them. Through her, I found other amazing writers, artists and people in general. I remember the first time I saw a fandom war on my dash and I got absolutely lost. On that day I messaged freifraufischer, I was curious, I had no idea what was going on and by that time I already loved Katherine’s metas. She promptly explained me everything, she was very honest and careful with her words and I filled her inbox many more times. She also answered all of them. At that time if I had 20 followers it was a lot. They had no idea of who I was but they spent time talking to me, answering my questions, explaining ships, prompts, theories, metas…
There was a day when I thought about leaving tumblr because I had, what I like to call, “My day of fame” when I got anon hate [seriously, only important people get anon hate… I didn’t know I was important though]. I messaged Shawn and she was very kind to remind me of the good things still in there.
Today I was thinking about that day, because that changed everything.
The following night there was a ongoing exchange of posts between lillie-grey and whitebuddah0524 and they talked about a tumblr family and adopting tumblr kids. At the end of the post there was a question asking who wanted to be adopted. Well, I saw the post and thought “wow they’re so awesome, I love their fics… I’ve never talked to them and I thought … This is it I‘ve got nothing to lose. I’ll ask to be adopted.” And so I did and they took me in. The next week was one of the best weeks I had on tumblr, they filled me with gifs “GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER CAROL”, we got to know each other, they spoiled me and they gave me 3 amazing tumblr sisters thisisamadhouseonhowtobecrazydorabellatrix. Not even mentioning the rest of our cousins, aunts and all. But we became familly and I started to feel like I was in the right place. They made me stay.
You, my dear friends, bring a smile to my face every time we talk.
melazon Thank you for your sweetness and kind words. You bring true joy to this fandom and to me too. It’s always a good to talk to you even if it’s just a “Hey there!” XD
lala-kate I cannot put in words how much you helped me and you’re such a role model to me. Thank you for sharing your story with me, thank you for helping me understand marriage, for your wonderful words and for caring so much.
lillie-greyYou will never stop to scare the hell out of me with your super motherly powers. I will be forever busted whenever you’re around. I love it! You’re patience with me should be rewarded in heaven. I’m serious. Thank you for helping me understand myself, for guiding me through rough moments and for sharing the happy ones too. Thank you for not letting me give up my goals. Thank you for checking up on me and reminding me to eat… and drink water. You’re a strong woman with an incredibly kind heart, I’m lucky to have you.
whitebuddah0524 TIFF!!!!!!! I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START. YOU ARE A WONDERFUL MOTHER - IN REAL LIFE AND A ON TUMBLR TOO. I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU MANAGE EVERYTHING, YOU’RE LIKE A SUPER HERO TO ME. THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE PATIENCE TO TEACH AND GUIDE ME THROUGH THESE PRE-WEDDING DAYS. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GIFS AND ALL THE TIMES YOU CALL ME OUT ON MY SASS. AND ALL THE CAPS TOO. THEY MAKE ME HAPPY. YOU’RE A BRILLIANT SOUL, FULL OF PERSONALITY AND ADORABLENESS AND EXCITEMENT!
I love you!
I need your craziness, Abelle, and all the blood talk and the awkward silences, our Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants plans, all of that! Thank you for letting me part of your life and for our crazy and completely non-sense conversations… They make my day! You’re my all nighter sis, you keep me awake when I need to study, you try to convince me that I should post fics on tumblr and you make me happy!
Marie, you literally made your way to my heart with your kindness and mermaid voice. I can’t even lie. You are the Peyton Sawyer to my Brooke Davis. And yes! I’m as messed up as Brooke but you always brings sense to me. Thank you for putting up with my awful fics, you’re the best beta ever. And you save lives too. I hope you know that I love you very much sis! And all my oth gifs are to you, I have a special folder for that, I’ll have you know.
Manon, I wish you knew how much you are loved and the amazing person you are. There are few people that make me laugh as you do. And you’re so talented that it hurts [in a good way of course]. I don’t know why you listen to my crazy prompt ideas, but you not only listen but you encourage them… you’re crazy. I love talking to you, seeing your crazy pictures, listening to you babbling about dragon tattoos *tsc tsc* You are very special to me, I’m not a hugger kind of person but I don’t think I’ll be able to resist when I see you. Plus, you’ll start to speak in French and then I’ll be just falling in love with you [I just can’t! I’ll be a married woman]
Now is the time I say Thank You to my followers, I’m a little over 250 and I don’t know how or when I went from 14 to that. But if you’re following me you should know that all of those people are somehow responsible for what my blog is today. If you found something interesting here [I’m impressed because I can’t find] somehow they helped me create it. And they’re the reason I’m still here. Despite all the mess that you may find, this is a wonderful fandom with amazing people. If you started following me, help me make my blog a place where people can feel like I felt with these girls. I hope you feel welcomed to message me whenever, that somehow I can help you through hard days, that you can openly talk about your ships without being judged, that you feel free to ask me anything. I’ve never considered making friends online, I found the best ones.