any tips for someone who just started an aesthetic / moodboard blog? How did you get started and when did you start getting followers? Love you ❤️
Since it’s our blog’s birthday, let me imprint some wisdom onto you young one.
1. Don’t start any ask blog on your own. Chances are you will need help and support from others. I’m shite at coding, so Kosher steps in. Smoked is really good with music, and Table salt does lots of work with me. It’s easier because we get asks pretty quickly and if you’re on your own it can get hectic really fast.
2. Be creative, do something that other aesthetic blogs aren’t doing. Make something of your own to stand out, and not do the same thing as all other aesthetic blogs.
3. Face it, at first you won’t be getting lots of requests. It just won’t. Hell, at some points we had ten requests and we were like ‘shit how many’ now we get up to 15 or 20 per day. So to combat that, make your own aesthetics of things you want to.
4. Tag the living fuck out of them.
5. Make sure your blog is easily readable and make sure you have rules. All of us have our own boundaries and people should respect yours.
6. Don’t let the hate get to you. You are your own person doing this for yourself and your fandom. Bullshit from the outside won’t help. Just shake it off.
7. Embrace any positive and negative feedback. If people tell you something isn’t working, look into it. You can always ask out aes blogs for advice.
8. If you love it, do it. Don’t let it consume you and don’t feel bad if it’s not going as fast as you thought it would. It took us a year to get some footing, and we are still figuring shit out. You can grow with this, and make sure you accept it and let it help you out.
People that jump into astrology posts and start talking bad about astrology and claim that it doesn’t work need to do research before opening the floor to a debate with astrology blogs, because you can’t win a fight you have 0 knowledge on. It just doesn’t work that way.
i wish that i could accurately express to people how much i care about them. but like, honestly i don’t think i have the words to do it? so it always comes out in all caps and fangirly and like i just snorted a shit ton of cocaine so for that i apologize but like okay honestly, it’s really hard to go to a person and be like “hey friend, i just wanted to let you know that there are some days when the sun doesn’t shine. and even on those days, you do. and you make the world brighter and my life bigger and i don’t know what i would do without you but thank you for being one of the reasons i can smile in the face of hardship, and wake up on the mornings where waking up seems like the hardest thing to do, thank you for being there even if you’re only there as a presence over a computer screen. thank you for making my life whole.” without it sounding super emotional and heartfelt ( and like being heartfelt is apparently uncool now? which is dumb but #whatever. ) so just like, if you ever get the fangirly caps messages from me, just translate it into something that’s 100 times more emotional and heartfelt, and know that my heart swells 100 times bigger than my body when i think about you guys because i love you all.
What people think I mean:
I get off on violence. I think hate sex is the best, don't think healthy and stable relationships are 'interesting' enough, and I purposefully sabotage all my relationships. I frequently ship characters with their abusers and consider dragging someone along and domestic violence 'grey areas' because if you look at context it really just means they love each other.
What I actually mean:
I love it when two people who hate each other, whether it be seemingly clashing personalities, or actual literal enemies (always enemies who balance each other out. Not 'anti-hero/villain guy constantly harasses heroine girl', but two people who are evenly matched and can hold their own against each other and even in hatred have somewhat respect for the other) who are fighting on opposite sides of a struggle, come together on equal ground and realize that they have more in common than they previously thought. When the two finally join the same side, whether it's due to the redemption of one character or what have you, they may not get along at first, but with time and effort the two eventually find themselves friends with the other. Only *after* they have an established trust and friendship do they then start to have romantic feelings for the other. The 'enemies to lovers' trope does not work if you cannot put 'friend' between the two.
white armys: lol engrish speakeu time lol i hateu snakeu fuc me oppa saranghaekookieoppa kkkk -eu uwuuwuwuwu
poc armys: thats kinda offens-
white armys: itS a JOKE calm down Its NOT racist ok lol
poc armys: jimin hates white ppl
white armys: uhh excuse me??????? thats racist smh :///
poc armys: its a jo-
white armys: well ur “”“”“”“"JOKE”“”“”“”“” is THE MOST RACIST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE UR RUINING BANGTANS IMAGE THIS FANDOM IS SUCH A NEGATIVE PLACE HOW CAN U LIVE W URSELF CANT WE ALL JUST BE NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :////////
Doesnt matter how right you think you are about a ship or a character, that is no fucking excuse to harass other people.
Doesnt matter how much you dislike someone’s fanart or OCs, that is no fucking excuse to tell them to go kill themselves.
Doesnt matter if you are part of the majority or minority, that is no fucking excuse to torment someone.
Doesnt matter if they disagree with your opinion, thats no excuse to be a fucking douchebag.
You can dislike something and voice your opinion why. That however is not justification for you to attack others nor for others to attack you.
about shiro not backing keith’s story in bom: i think there’s other factors that a lot of people overlook. namely, the fact that shiro’s response isn’t just him reacting to an isolated incident–its him finally putting together the pieces after a long time of dealing with constant doubt and concern. because he knows something’s up with keith. in season 2, he’s the only one that does. on two separate occasions, he takes keith aside and tries to talk to him, to ask him what’s wrong, to try and get him to open up. and every time keith shuts him out? you can see the fear on shiro’s face, can see that he feels like they’re slowly drifting apart and he’s losing keith
these two strike me as friends who probably used to tell each other everything. so the fact that keith is refusing to talk now, that he’s forcing this distance between them? shiro doesn’t know what to think. and when he sees keith has this alien knife and is maybe part galra? maybe isn’t even from earth at all? shiro is very quickly finding out that this person he’s very close to, someone who he thought he knew everything about, is quite literally becoming alien. his best friend is suddenly a stranger, and he’s questioning whether he ever even knew him at all
looking at shiro’s face here, he looks just as panicked as keith. despite how good he is at improvising and acting, he doesn’t even have it in him to scrape together an excuse or cover story. he’s genuinely shocked, and just blurts the words out without thinking. “I…I don’t know”–he hesitates, stumbles. he’s seeing the person he thought he was really close to in a whole new light, and he doesn’t know how to handle it
and keith? when he’s down on the ground, the first thing he says is “Shiro, you know me.” becuase he’s trying desperately to bridge that gap, to make shiro see–to prove that, even if keith’s going through some shit, even if he doesn’t know who he himself is, he hasn’t changed. the person shiro knew is still the same.
also, look at shiro’s face after that exchange. that doesn’t look like someone who just sold out or distrusts their friend. he takes the time to look at keith and kinda check in, to see how vulnerable and scared he looks (scared because he thinks shiro doesn’t trust him)
before he goes right back to glaring and confronting the bom
he then tells keith theyre leaving and starts walking away. he realizes there’s some kind of conflict here between keith and the bom, so he tries to separate them. if he really didnt trust his friend, he would’ve insisted he either 1 hand over the knife or 2 started asking a bunch of personally invasive questions–after all, this is the person that insisted on morally grey mind control interrogation to extract information from a galra.
instead, he sees how honestly hurt and confused keith looks, so he gives him some space and tries to quickly remove him from the situation
and when keith insists on staying? shiro’s worried look in the background there? even if he doesn’t understand what’s been going on with keith all this time, he’s clearly concerned, clearly cares. he backs off a bit and let’s keith say his piece, because he realizes just how much all this means to him. shiro doesn’t interfere again until after he hears keith’s life will be on the line, and immediately tries to get him out of there
he goes right up to keith’s side when he tries to reason with him, and we get a repeat of that shoulder touch thing these two do so much. shiro especially does this to keith a lot, and it honestly seems like a kind of grounding thing. he reaches out to keith, tries to tell him that whatever’s going on his life isn’t worth it, holds onto him to offer some kind of comfort. the way shiro tries to convince him here reminds me a lot of that thing joaquim said in an interview, about how “shiro is sort of the only thing that can really calm him down and keep him in check.” shiro very much tries to do that here, sees that keith is angry and upset and tries to keep him from making a reckless decision.
was shiro really taken aback and hurt initially? i think so, yes. but once he kinda has a bit of time to recover and think things through he’s still thinking of keith and trying to help him as best he can–this is also why he doesn’t try to stop him again until it’s absolutely necessary, because he respects keith’s volition and understands the importance of that autonomy. when push comes to shove, regardless of the situation, shiro still steps up to protect keith
if i see one more person complaining that they miss the old atl and that their sound has changed then i swear to god like bish they’ve been together like 14 years??? are u really expecting that in that time they haven’t grown or changed at all??? frankly i’m just grateful to be on this journey with such a well deserved band, and i couldn’t care less if they put out heavy metal korean rap i’m still gonna support them and not complain when they make music they love