idk who else to put

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Happy birthday @thisshouldbegayer!! (oct. 9th)

I love you (◡ ‿   ◡ ✿)

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

“Your screams… I want to hear them…”

In this episode of ‘started doodling something and this happened’: the zexal warfare AU strikes back. This time, what if Haruto’s Barian “illness” returns whenever he is put into a stressful situation? (like near losing a duel that would cost a life or even seeing everything around burn ahaha)

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…..im so weak……………………

anonymous asked:

I really like your Romania/Moldova Brother Bear thing! :3 (please do more pretty please!) (hungarytoobutimjustadumbanondontlistentomeX)

when your totem is the “bear of love,“ you should probably assume you’re not going to hear the end of it

anonymous asked:

2 10 17 for the gay ask

2. whats your “type” 

oh god, like generally into sports of some sort slash generally kind of active or doesn’t mind being dragged on hikes with me or to sporting events. and like if we’re looking at people that i’ve dated that’s pretty much the only constant they share. idk if my type qualifies as people who in general are not huge partiers, but still enjoy being social in quieter settings. both the people i’ve dated have been writers? of wildly different types, but maybe there’s something there in being attracted to people who view the world like writers do. idk what else to put, but that’s some of the stuff. 

10. dog gay or cat gay? 

i….i’ve become both??? i dont know how this has happened? like i still want at least one massive dog when i’m older. but also like, i sort of want a cat as well. it’s very weird. i’m not sure how this has happened. 

17. night club gay or cafe gay? 

cafe gay. 110% cafe gay. 

Anonymous said:

i saw this dress and I just want to put sam in it and idk who else would be remotely game for that so i had to share with you and hope you are

Okay so, first of all, this is the dress they’re talking about…

Second, why are you on anon bc I need to shower you in love. I would absolutely be game to put Sam in this dress are you fucking kidding???

I will never do this justice on my tablet but like…. If I could use my gold ink to make this I think I’d die as soon as it was finished bc my life would be fulfilled

anonymous asked:

you think they're gonna do civil war?

nah bro

  • rdj in cap 3 might be a thing but atm it’s not even confirmed by marvel so why get ur panties twisted
  • the russos said they didn’t think cw was gonna happen so why would they force them to shove it into their movie
  • marvel studios doesn’t have the rights to all the cw characters
  • in fact they only have like 8 of them
  • the whole shield files being leaked to the world thing… that kinda seems to eliminate the possibility of wanting to keep heroes/their identities out of the public/under the gvt radar
  • and they’ve only been building up to thanos/infinity gauntlet storyline since phase one so

Drawing for @doctortenny! Ten and Rose rocking out at a Britney Spears concert! :3 (And let’s just say that Rose would listen to a song like Toxic at the end of the world, literally :P)

Hope you like it! :)