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RPG Maker Fever Undead and Deranged

Warning:This article may contain spoilers and the content inappropriate for children…or may not contain.But get the children away from the screen just in case.

Good morning! Or is it already evening? Meh, as if it matters…cellar, where I’m chained and writing my articles  is pitch-dark 24 hours per day. So, today we’ll learn how to make friends, control the undead and have a happy dream ( with some experimental drugs involved).Now then, shall we get started?

1. 1bitHeart

Alright, here goes our first title, made by the author of Alice Mare and LiEat series. 1bitHeart is an adventure game, where your goal is to make as many friends as possible . Game plays similar to Ace Attorney series, but with some QTE-scenes, while setting and atmosphere is kinda similar to TWEWY.You can make 49 friends in total, all of them have unique appearance and personality. Plot of the game is pretty good, dialogues are well-written and sometimes hilarious. Besides, every dialogue has it’s own mood supported by stylish well-chosen music track and quality voice acting. Additionaly I want to praise 1bitHeart’s presentation, since  both artwork and sprites are extremely beautiful .

2. The Boogie Man

And here comes the Boogeyman, the Boogeyman comes for me. Here comes the Boogyeman, he’s gonna take me in my sleep…Nah, actually not. Here comes the latest installement in our favourite  the Strange Men Series. This time with the fully voiced in-game cutscenes (and skippable as bonus). The Boogie Man stays true to series and plays like classical horror-adventure with action cut-ins. At some point of the game you can even play as our old friends -David and Sophie, but new protagonist Keith is quite notable too (he’s my personal fav to be honest).Overall the game makes very good impression, the story is interesting and dialogues are bright and entertaining (with many references to previous games).

3.  END ROLL

I’m not the sensitive type, but  even I was kinda hesitant to play this game at first, since it has waaay too many suggestive content, supported by quite a lot of graphic violence.But after beating it I can state that this game is totally drugtastic. END ROLL plays like quality role-playing game and somewhat reminds the wild mix of the Gray Garden and Re:Kinder, but with better story-writing and gameplay I believe. Game has plenty of  unique dungeons (all of them has some plot-related meaning behind it) as well as tons of optional content, which along with well-designed and interesting characters make END ROLL very enjoyable.

4. Guuzen ~ Ningyou no ito

What? Don’t tell me you’ve never heard about the rite named “doll’s prayer” .You’ll forget all of your worries and  path to the Heaven will open before you. But the place, our heroines’ve found themselves in, can be hardly called Heaven. I wasn’t expecting much from this game, but it turned to be quality horror with beautiful character designs, memorable soundtrack, logical puzzles and surprisingly mature story. The game reminds us that we’re often starting to value something only when it’s already lost.Sadly, right now  Ningyou no ito is only available in chinese, japanese and russian.

5. Liar Jeannie in Crucifix Kingdom

Yet another full-fledged role-playing game has made it to my list.And kinda tough, I must say. Imagine what if Dark Souls was the turn-based RPG with cute nun as protagonist and you’ll get Liar Jeannie… more or less.Unlike many RPGs, this one doesn’t  have any levels, and your stats and basic skills fully depend on your current equipment (by the way, every item in this game can be equipped). A special mention is deserved for game’s bosses - there’s a few main bosses and a lot of optional ones -all of them have their own battle tactics and require some thinking before acting ( especially Pleiades Knights-you want to defeat them, trust me).Also, if things during the fight will become real ugly, you can always summon expendable monsters as your allies (or living shields,heh).

6. At the Tale End

Here we have a game, which looks like a regular fantasy-adventure, but only at first. Plot includes our standard party of heroes (fighter,mage,priest and thief), cursed princess and battle with the local dark lord.But each of these elements plays very different from your typical fantasy stories.At the Tale’s End is definetely a unique experience, a role-playing game in it’s original meaning, without countless random battles, but with a certain weight of responsibility for your actions within a narrative.Also this game has detailed and interesting world as well as quality animated cut-scenes.

7. Pocket Mirror

A long-awaited Pocket Mirror has been finally released this year. And I’m amazed with  enormous amount of work made by the  team of developers.When it comes to game’s graphic, Pocket Mirror is stunning. Beautiful artwork and memorable soundtrack help to create this mysterious, unique atmosphere of dark fairy tale. And with that Pocket Mirror has some gameplay issues. You see, while some puzzles are interesting, most of them is quite uninspiring, some of the locations are pitch-dark and hard to navigate.And with that plot of the game is quite complicated,but doesn’t make much sense,if you don’t pay close attention to numerous in-game notes and letters.This game is definetely not bad,but still leaves some feeling of unpolishness.

8. The Maid of Fairewell Heights

Despite the fact that story of the Maid takes place at the haunted apartment complex, this game has no horror elements. Maid feels more like comedy anime straight from ‘90s. Gameplay (along with main character’s outfits) varies depending on the room your’re currently exploring. Starting with regular cleaning you can end up playing detective or running the shop. Game has bright illustrations, good humour and overall is pretty good.

9. Libretta

I’m sure everyone knows that beside translating games vgperson also makes their own, and Libretta is one of them..This game  definetely gives an interesting experience. While playing similar to Ib, Libretta has it’s own unique atmosphere and somewhat complicated plot, where everyone can find something for themselves (or so I think). Libretta has memorable soundtrack and interesting puzzles, requiring some thinking from the player Also playing shirigories between chapters is kinda fun.

10. Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends is a classical rpg-horror-game with quality visuals, well-thought puzzles and some minor chasing scenes. While story lacks originality, it’s still interesting to follow, since charactrers are nice and game has several endings. Game is about 3 hours long and leaves mostly positive impression. So, if you like old-school rpg-horrors-be my guest.

11. Red Trees

While having some minor horror elements, Red Trees stays warm and relaxing adventure game with humorous and ironic view on horror genre and quite unexpected ending in a way. Graphic style of the game and whole atmosphere of a local town is somewhat reminiscent of Mother series.Gameplay is quite simple and consist from few “find-and-bring-to-the- right-person” puzzles, which can be easily solved in 30 minutes or so.

12. The Stairway

Like Red Trees this game is also recommended for players, who’ve already tired from jumpscares, explinct content and overthinking bizarre puzzles. This game has simple yet nice story, unique visuals and some easy logical puzzles.So, if you want to neatly spend 30-40 minutes of your time, try and climb The Stairway to see what’s awiting you at the very end.

13. Friendship

The most fitting description for Friendship would be “horror for the beginners”, since it can surprise or startle you only if you haven’t played any other rpg-horrors before. In fact Friendship doesn’t stand out much compared with better quality school horrors ( like Misao or Amayado Bus Stop ).But it doesn’t mean that the game is bad-Friendship is a good way to spend 30 minutes seeing how strong attachment to a friend can turn simple game into yandere-horror.  

14. By Ourselves

 And here comes our closing title about two former classmates, who’ve found themeselves trapped in the room. Game is only 10 minutes long and basically is one big locked door puzzle. You find the first hint and then successively exploring the room for the way out. Game has two endings determined by how much attention you’re paying to your comrade in distress.

Feel like getting into Hotshot?


Here’s a list of things to help you! I really really do recommend that you give them a shot (haHa) because they’re so incredibly talented, and not to mention the members are super extra and funny and sweet and cute and etc. They’re just really great and you won’t regret stanning them I promise! 

First off, an intro to Hotshot - this is going to be long so brace urself ok

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How to start an ask blog

I already answered this question, but my tips were pretty short so for the 20k I decided to take the time to write all the tips that I learned. So I hope that I will help the new ask blogs!

If you don’t know me, hello I’m Sarah and I started this blog in June/July 2016 when there were only 3 ask blogs and the other 3 were inactive, yep. It’s been now 8 months than I run this blog so hopefully this will help you! (ofc my tips are good for not only bts ask blogs!).

Also it’s just tips and things that I noticed so you don’t have to follow everything!

Warning: very long

1. Chara Design

*Chara design is really important, it’s the first thing that people will see. Since tumblr users scroll down really fast, they need to recognize the member really quickly. So before starting your blog I think you should take your time to sit down and to create the chara design. Try different things and see what is the best for you! A quick way to do it is to mix their personalities with their real life features! But don’t worry, you will surely change your design after a couple of months, but it’s a great beginning to have a design in mind!

*Color palette is also really important. I don’t like to whitewash but do what you want. If you don’t like to whitewash like me I think that this VLIVE  really shows their beautiful skins♥. But again you will change it for sure later, I often change my color palette tbh. It won’t be perfect, and it can’t be perfect so don’t be too pressured by this!

2. AUs (Alternate universe, other professions, ships & OCs)

1. Alternate universe

My ask blog isn’t an AU so I don’t know everything about this. But I’ll try my best to give you all my advices. 

I think that AUs are really funny and really great (for ex witch au etc). And a good way to create one is to ask yourself some really simple questions who will help you to develop this universe and to keep it consistent.
For example: Where are they? Do they like were they live? The mood of the place? Specificities of the place/universe? Do this place affect their appareance? In which way? Do they have the same age? How the universe interacts with them? etc….

2. Other professions

It’s basically the same than 1. but with different questions: Where do they work? With who? Do they work a lot? How are the customers? Do they like their job? How involved are they in this job? Are they good at it? Someone ocasionally helps them? etc…

3. Ships

Ships are part of the AU because in your universe, the ship is canon (which is not the case irl). It’s also the same than 1. and 2.: How is the relationship? Do they have habits? (things they do often etc..), How the members interact with the ship? Things they love about each other? Things they hate? Where do they live? etc…

4. OCs

I only saw a few ask blogs including OCs but they exist so I have to talk about them eheh. (oc x member, doesn’t me it’s a romantic relationship tho)

If you want to create this type of blog, be ready because it’s going to be really difficult. The thing with Ocs is that it will take time to your followers to like your OCs because they don’t know them. You should introduce the OC in your first post: How do they know each other? (member and the oc), Age? Type of relationship? Interactions with the other members? Do they know the other members?  Reasons why the member likes your OC etc…

*obviously you don’t have to answer to all the questions!^^^^

3. The start of your blog & tips

1. Make an introduction! 

It’s basically just a post saying “hello i exist plz send me asks ty”. You can maybe tag other art blogs to bring some of their followers on your blog so you can starts somewhere! If it’s an AU, introduce it a lil bit. Don’t be too pressured by this post. You will hate it later trust me, just draw something cute, introduce the theme of your blog and that’s all!

2. Don’t answer directly to the ask

By that I mean don’t answer in this lil box (?) here

And here’s why:

  • The quality is better when you upload your drawings in the picture post (idk how it’s called??), plus it takes more time to load (at least for me?)
  • But the major reason is because of this:

When someone reblogs an ask, it will cut/hide the pictures a bit. Which is really not good. If you write some texts it might be hided because of this, and the tumblr user will have to click on it to read everything. But the majority won’t click on it. I did this myself, and I’m glad that an anon told me about this! 

So what I do now is that I took a screenshot of the ask, I save it and upload it in the picture post (still don’t know how it’s called ugh).

3. MAKE IT CLEAR!!

  • Clarity is key guys! I see a lot of beautiful artworks who aren’t clear, so we don’t understand what’s going on! :^((. Tumblr users scroll down really fast, if they don’t understand something or if they have to take the time to understand it, they will keep scrolling. 
  • So don’t explain all the story in one or two pics (or maybe it’s just really short but wtv). There will have a lot of informations in one pic and it’s not good at all :^((
  • Don’t be afraid to SHOW things. Show what’s going on. Yoongi is watching Jhope’s body roll for 5 minutes on Youtube? In an other picture, zoom on his laptop to make it clear: “yes Yoongi is a J-Hope trash, look at his laptop”. That’s why my comics are 6-9 pictures long. I make sure that everything is understandable. 

4. I don’t get attention, why? :^(

OK this is a really complicated topic, but I get this question pretty often. I won’t talk about the lack of reblogs or anything like that.

In this section I will talk about things ask blogs don’t talk, so here we go.

  • For some reason,people reaaaally don’t talk about this topic in the drawing or writing community (in the kpop fandom). But ayy let’s talk about this: Depending on the member, you will get more or less notes. That’s sad but true. The maknae line is more popular and the hyung line is less popular. So if you choose to create a blog centered on only one member and he’s not really popular, you will get less notes. Be aware of that.
  • Same for ships. Some ships are more popular! And some are less popular.
  • (for this one please don’t be offended ;<;)

After working on this blog for a while, I realized something. Maybe you noticed it, but I don’t answer questions like “what’s your fav color”, “do you like this instrument?, “do you like that?” etc… It’s because…it’s not the most interesting questions in the world. Let’s say you answer and say “blue”. Well yea, the drawing can be amazing, but the content isn’t really interesting. It’s blue, well ok. So if you only answer this kind of asks, there’s chances that people might not be really interested.

Again, I’m not here to tell you how to run your blog! If you like to answer to this, keep going bro!

  • An other thing that I noticed. Comics are always prefered to illustrations. Because it’s a story. The illustration can be amazing, but it’s an illustration. People really enjoy comics because it’s a story and it can be funny, and angsty or idk. My asks are stories. It’s not a direct answer, it’s a story that answer to the question. But again, if you don’t like to make comics, don’t do it :^DDD It’s just something that I realized! 

SO I FINALY FINISHED IT!!! It was long and it took me so much time omg. I hope this will help you♥♥

ALRIGHT LETS DO THIS

I’m equipped with a selective attention span and a moderate understanding of Japanese, TIME TO LAY OUT MY THOUGHTS ABOUT CHAPTER 49

Obviously: spoiler alert, I won’t try being vague either. Screenshots included, along with some minor translations that are more paraphrasing than actual translations. 

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anonymous asked:

You missed the point of the Loki scene if you love Trump and the State as much as you claim

Thank you for dropping by my favorite of grey faced friend, let me start out by saying:

I’m not at all surprised that a Lib would equate that scene to Trump, since everything is a Nazi these days. However you couldn’t be farther from the truth.

To start, the left likes to portray actions by anyone who does not fit their exact flavor of silly on any given day as evil. I won’t go into depth about the huge hypocrisies involved, even within the last few months, as that will side track this conversation. Maybe my grey faces fan we will go into it at length on a different post. Today the Libs have decided that travel bans, illegals, refugees and minorities, are the popular evils. Those positions by the Conservatives are not evil or fascist, and if you believe they are you are ignorant, but

The travel ban, it is not unconstitutional, it is not unlawful, it is not fascist. Obama has enacted more travel bans then the last 3 Republican (including Trump) presidents. The countries in the ban are from a threat list the Obama administration created, so your moral outrage is hypocritical and aimed at the wrong person. Since if this is evil and unlawful, your Lord and Savior Obama is the worst offender in the history of the United States. 

The travel ban is temporary, if memory serves it is only 90 days, it actually effects very few people with only, if memory serves, a few hundred turned away so far. Beyond that several of our Arab and Muslim allies think the ban is a great idea and have also placed bans on these areas (if further proof was needed for how dangerous these areas are). 

Trump is against ILLEGAL immigrants, NOT IMMIGRANTS, our nation is founded by immigrants and still lives up to the inscription on the Statue of Liberty “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” . Our nation allows around a million legal immigrants into the country each year, far more than almost any other nation. The claim is made that illegals are fleeing their countries because of danger or for hope of a better life. If true they actually have a fantastic chance of legally entering the country because America once again is one of the largest takers of refugees and givers of political asylum  each year. So far from uncaring monsters America as bad as you think it is, holds the moral high-ground when it comes to helping the disposesed. That is before we go into any of the foreign aid or humanitarian efforts we do each year around the globe. 

Now about illegals, this is not a race thing. I don’t care if you are an illegal from Canada, Kenya, or Mexico, if you are an illegal then you are here ILLEGALLY and once found it is the LEGAL obligation to deport them, especially if they are found guilty of other crimes. I wont go into the costs for schools, states, and gov programs, etc that are incurred, the crime stats, or the proven voter fraud seeing as this is already getting a bit long. I will however point out another blaring hypocrisy OBAMA DEPORTED MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT.  So if you suddenly care about illegals now where were you when they were actually at risk? 

What about the fact that NO OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH lets you illegally enter the country and then gives you benefits. NO OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH will not throw you in jail/immediately deport you if you are caught illegally entering the country. Jail and deportation are the nice punishments in other countries, it gets much worse. So once again America far from being the evil monster you like to make it out as is the NO OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH is as as good to the disposesed as we are. 


As for the Wall, there is nothing illegal, inhumane, or unconstitutional about it. In fact your fav OBAMA GAVE MILLIONS TO FOREIGN POWERS TO HELP THEM BUILD BOARDER WALLS. Bill Clinton ran of a platform of boarder security, and even had an ILLEGAL CHILD kidnapped at gunpoint from his relatives in the states to be sent to Cuba. Enjoying the hypocrisy yet? So…

On the topic of refugees, even though the US takes in the most refugee’s a year we HAVE NO OBLIGATION to take in even a SINGLE refugee. Add to that the CURRENT VETTING process LITERALLY let one of the SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTERS into the country. So far from being fascist reevaluating current vetting standards that obviously don’t work is a practical and elementary decision. The current refugee crisis in Europe, adds additional reason for concern, especially since if memory serves the majority of those refugees are from those 7 nations on the ban list. Then the most damning piece of evidence as to why we need reevaluated vetting is the fact that ISIS HAS LITERALLY SAID THEY SEND INFILTRATORS IN WITH THE REFUGEES. So to say that there is no threat when ISIS has told us that refugees are LITERALLY there strategy, especially when they can be linked to many attacks within the continental United States. Traditionally women and children out of uniform are non-combatants however with the rise of ISIS more women and more children are being employed in terror attacks, and other acts of violence. Making any refugee’s from these countries like a bowl of poisoned M&M’s. Another dangerous sign is the number of military aged males who are now “refugees” is ridiculous. Now I have heard libs state that this is not true because Statistics state that women and children do in fact make up a large percentage. I have no doubt that their statistics are correct, the issue becomes that ILLEGALS DO NOT FILL OUT PAPERWORK ON BEING ILLEGALS. So the hordes of military aged males flooding into Europe right now who are doing so illegally and not as refugees go uncounted for in those statistics since their number and demographic can not be accurately calculated. So in matters of security, far from facist, we’re trying to be functional, so…

The UN has an entire initiative based around helping refugees, and it has come out and stated that for the price of relocating 1 refugee to the United States, it could help 12 in their own countries. Ironically the money Obama set aside is many times what the UN’s ENTIRE REQUESTED BUDGET FOR THE ISSUE IS. So long story short: it is easier, more cost effective, and safer for all involved to help them in their own countries. Now for those of you thinking “but they live in a war zone,” yes they do, a war zone Obama made possible, and Hillary armed. We have the ability to protect them even, we could crush ISIS if we were allowed but libs don’t want us to interfere in other countries. So instead we have contracted with several countries in the region, Saudi Arabia for instance to create, and protect safe zones within their countries. So once again Trump and conservatives have the moral high ground, having once again done more for the disposesed. And Trump did that week 1, he did more for the disposesed of the middle east DURING HIS FIRST WEEK AS PRESIDENT, than Obama managed in the last 8 years. Shall we also discuss the fact that this entire refugee crisis was actually CAUSED BY OBAMA AND HILLARY. Obama destabilizing the region by pulling out of Iraq despite repeatedly being told by military advisers that it was a bad idea. Then Hillary giving weapons to ISIS in Syria. 

Liberals have been bullying and using fear tactics against minorities since the beginning of time, but they’ve been laying it on thick since the election. Telling minorities that now that Trump is president that they will be carted off to concentration camps, that they need to live in fear because Trump will get them. You only have to look at Youtube to see lib parents fear mongering their children like this. While the only reported incidents have turned out to be libs faking or false reporting incidents. While their are dozens of confirmed incidents of Trump supporters being attacked, people have even been attacked for “looking like a Trump supporter.” That’s before we mention all the riots, like the last one over words, that weren’t even said, THE VIOLENCE STARTED BEFORE THE SPEECH. 

Truth is that Pence is not trying to create gay camps or electro therapy anyone, he is not pushing some anti-gay agenda. He is talking about expanding LGBT insurance, allowing for new procedures to be covered. While the Left views this as a negative, this could set a precedence,and expand what insurance will cover in the future for members of the LGBT community.     

When you look at all the facts, you call Trump, Hitler, but Obama has in every case actually done more, and worse than pretty much every other President in our beloved nations history. I hate to break this to you but, your fav, is at the very least more Hitler by your own meter stick than Trump ever was

As for Nazi

FANFIC Friday 10/13

mI never properly do recs but I decided to try my hand at making a lists of them on Fridays. Today’s entries will be Unforgettable Spock/Uhura FanFiction compiled by Kerry Lamb (PART ONE)

These stories aren’t necessarily multi-chapter epics or funny little sonnets. They’ve made the list because they’ve stuck with me over the years. It might have been from their overall feelings once I finished reading the last chapter or a brilliant paragraph in the middle of the story; either way I think everything here is worth a read:

1. Pronged by The calliope https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5463577/1/Pronged

This infamous little number has been around for years and was written by the wonderfully witty Calliope. In this tale she gives life ( and a ton of gasps and laughs) as Nyota becomes familiar with Spock’s unique Vulcan biology. It’s strange for sure and discomforting at points but as someone who loves to write about Spock’s ~ahem~ anatomy, I appreciate how tastefully it’s presented and humorously it’s written. 5/5 clutching of pearls and scandalized snickers

2. Reason Interrupted by wintermoonwitch

 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5757641/1/Reason-Interrupted

Oh man you guys, I reached a point in this where I just had to close my laptop and sit with how poignantly this author described longing. I felt it in my soul y’all, deep down in the pit of it where your being wishes to be recognized by another in epiphany of need. This was probably my first S/U slow burn if I think back but even if it’s not, it was definitely the first time I felt the pining of Spock so sharply. 5/5 single tear drops  

3. A Vulcan walks into a bar by Linstock

 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10314092/1/A-Vulcan-Walks-into-a-Bar

Ah, Lady Linstock is a talented miss. She not only uses her pen to write stories but draw them out at well. She has many fics to choice from but I went with this one because it was funny, sultry and to the point. This one shot perfectly illustrates the smokey dive of a bar Uhura finds herself in just as Steinbeck goes about describing his scenery. Sights, smells, sounds; everything is described in rich detail to transport the reader into the bar alongside her to witness her noticing him enter. Perfect for a lunch read or waiting in line. 5/5 Oh my’s

4. What we think we know by Notesfromaclassroom

 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6290860/1/What-We-Think-We-Know

This story was my first case of being like ‘ You Idiots! Just kiss already!’ and I loved every delicious word of it. Ripe with misunderstandings and miscommunication, the yearning to see these two together was SKRONG ( spelling intended) ya’ll! One of my favorite how did they meet/getting to know ya fics, the story is woven into a rich tapestry like every other fanfic Notes writes. I haven’t read all of her recent stories but this one will always hold a special place in my heart. 5/5 groans for people in love to get it together

5. The Ek'Tevan Prerogative by SimplyMare

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5741795/1/The-Ek-Tevan-Prerogative

I don’t think it will come as a surprise that I like to sip all the tea that anyone is willing to spill. Simply put I love drama and Simplymare brought me a TON of it with this monster fic. Wrecked does not begin to describe how I felt about seeing everything unfold when Vulcan hands down the prerogative to have every remaining Vulcan mate to revive their diminished population. Ruined forever by this but I needed a fic like this. I can’t even look at a compass without thinking about this story. 5/5 sobs into a pillow

6. Sexy Beast by Pink Elegance https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5764950/1/Sexy-Beast

My God. This. Story. Is. HAWT. HOT. HAUTE. Just all the hots! Mirrorverse whether TOS or AOS is always a favorite and Pinkie’s Spock knows how to get a lady all the hots and bothered. I would have saved this for the smut fic rec but honestly this sessy mess is unforgettable in all the ways. I won’t say much but I will say this: MirrorVerse, Dominate Spock, Prissy Uhura. 5/5 Protest of being a lady

7. Higher Gravity by PoorQueequeg 

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10024968/1/Higher-Gravity

It’s no secret that I have an undying love for PoorQueequeg and her writing. Witty, Raunchy and Feel provoking are just a few of her many charms and her works of fiction always satisfy. Your brain probably thought of always as sometimes but my brain is saying ALWAYS. Back when I was pregnant with my second safu, PoorQueenie treated me with this fic because I wanted S/U and all things Vulcan. The vividness that she brings to the world of Vulcan took me out of my stuffy house and onto the multi-colored sand dunes of the Giant Red planet. Every chapter was like a new day of travel on a vacation and while Nyota suffered the gravity, thin air and heat of this world I was able to explore in the comfort of Earth. Even unfinished, it remains breathtaking and amazing. 5/5 awestruck

8. T’Du by Valyria https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8960945/1/T-du

Of course I’m going to include one of the many gift fics Val wrote me; they’re amazing as she is! I chose this one because I am addicted to Jerk!Spock. There are plenty of misunderstandings but what makes it heady is how much of an alpha asshole he is. So while slightly OOC, I love reading Spock this way and reading chapter after chapter of Nyota taming his shrew ass. 5/5 need help.

9. Flawed Logic by PoorQueequeg

 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8701324/1/Flawed-Logic

Srsly just read. While Sufficiently Familiar gets a lot more love, Flawed logic is near and dear to me as a series of sensual vignettes of our pair being domestic and lovey dovey coo coo birds. I also favor this one because they have lots of boyfriend girlfriend fights like normal folks. An absolute fav and royal gem. 5/5 illogically love it

10. Lies in Silence by slwmtiondaylite1

 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6430854/1/Lies-in-Silence

This was the first fic that I read that I believed to be incredibly dark that was also well written. There are plenty of dark/angsty fics out there but not all of them are well written ( I stand guilty of that charge as well with a few of my older fics) but the style and skill of this work shines out from that darkness. Here we get to see a Nyota and Spock at odds even as their drawn together in a cruel and heartless mirrorverse. 5/5 approve of this angst fest

11. The punishment of Ms. Uhura by Dearland 

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5358954/1/The-Punishment-of-Ms-Uhura

What can I say? I like my smut. And Dearland has one hell of a cheek warmer here in the punishment of Ms.Uhura. What starts out looking like an incredibly inappropriate abuse of power turns into a hot and steamy desk romp complete with sweet nothings and scenes that make your mouth run dry and have the wetness going elsewhere. 5/5 porn stars

12. The Experiment by thehopefuladdict  

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5895465/1/The-Experiment

That first chapter slayed me, watered my crops, reset my edges, cured my acne and paid my muthafuckin bills. Lawd ha’ mercy that quad scene. 5/5 chile

13. Winds against a star by Valyria

 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8599988/1/Winds-against-a-Star

Not only my first beta job but the first fanfic to bring me to tears. The Spock and Nyota of this story are fleshed out so well that I had no problem imagining them or their settings. Drama, Heat, suspense, and so much more. 5/5 in feel goods

14. Control by recumbentgoat https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6541485/1/Control

I had trouble finding this but the scenario was clear in my mind of Nyota getting ready to join the girls on the beach and Spock being all ‘ Where the hell you going in that 5/5 bleets of glee

15. Pride and Logic by DawnCadance

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5106779/1/Pride-and-Logic

After looking at the title need I say more? Uppity attitudes, cutting remarks, shade for days, Nyota and Spock go and try and deny the obvious that they were meant to be together and that they’re stupid hot for each other even if the other one is being a dolt. 5/5 classical romance

16. Fire and Light by Yalegirl03 https://archiveofourown.org/works/100686

Jebus Christo, I wasn’t ready ya’ll!!!! I know that Yalegirl03 could throw down when it came to writing but at the same time I really didn’t though. Like I peeped her one day one AO3 and had my whole ass turned out. At prose she’s phenomenal, at style she is stellar and for evoking emotions regardless of how the reader is feeling she is villainous in her execution. Even if this story doesn’t do it for you ( for me it was damn near a one handed read) she has so many more, so many delightful stories that you have GOT to read, seriously. 5/5 blackgirlmagic

17. All the way around by DrHolland

 https://archiveofourown.org/works/8125246/chapters/18626842

Again we lost another one to another newer, hipper fandom but she has left us with brilliant pieces in the wake of her S/U fangirl romance. I love this story for some many reasons, one of which is that Spock is the one chasing Ny and Ny is the one that’s trying to be logical. Girl she does not give up that ghost easy but you know that ol’ boy woos her in the end. Also I’m a nut for the way she has him going gaga over Ny in general. 5/5 Marvin Gaye songs

Okay I should seriously stop so I have something left for a few more fridays, even though this is just the tip of the S/U fanfic iceburg. So many of you have brilliant fics that are just waiting to be discovered and I hope that writing these lists help marginally in that effort. LLAP, bitches.

@yalegirl03 @linstock-oz @myvulcanboyfriends-moms-necklace @valinde @poorqueequeg @slwmtiondaylite

How to Avoid Spoilers and Spoiler Etiquette for Tagging

Did you miss this weeks episode? Have you missed this season’s episodes in general? But you still intend to watch it and don’t want spoilers?

There are a few things you can do. Most of them means you need something like Tumblr Savior or XKIT. Basically none of this works on mobile. 


1- Blacklist the show.

This seems obvious but a lot of people still need to be told to do this. I sometimes will get angry that someone posted something without tagg- … oh look I forgot to blacklist this tag, nevermind my bad. Seriously. Did it just last night. I was about to be pissed when I realized that the post was tagged. I, for some reason, hadn’t bothered to tag for the show nor the show’s spoiler tags.

Get preemptive with this shit. Most people are reactionary with their tagging. I blacklisted this show because something already got spoiled, but I should have known to blacklist it before.

If you’re just a week behind, you can just blacklist the spoiler tags. For instance, I have “supernatural spoilers” and “spn spoilers” blacklisted all the time, unless I’m 100% up to date and usually the season needs to be over. Right now I’m a season behind so I have “supernatural” and “spn” also blacklisted.


2 - Blacklist your main ships/fav characters.

If you’re like me, you probably end up following a bunch of people that either post exclusively about the show, your ship, or your character, or they at least post some good content along those lines. Well, just to be safe, especially if you don’t want spoilers for those ships/characters specifically, blacklist them until you catch up. 

Unfortunately, a lot of people think tagging ships or characters is mutually exclusive from tagging the show. Back to my supernatural example: I follow someone that posts a lot of destiel, but they don’t always tag destiel posts as “spn” or “supernatural.” They do almost always tag those posts as “destiel,” however. So the ship gets blacklisted.

There is also this notion being pushed in a lot of corners of fandom that you shouldn’t tag a ship or character, especially if they’re very, very popular, with the media name because it “floods” the tag. That’s bullshit. A huge reason to tag is to allow for blacklisting. At the very least, tag it with the spoiler tags. This keeps it out of the main show tag (kind of, not really, tumblr is garbage) but still makes it easy to blacklist with one or two tags, instead of needing tags for each character and ship.


3 - Unfollow people.

This is one that works on mobile. It’s also the least favorite one. Some people try to tag for spoilers. Some people just keep forgetting to tag when, for instance, they live blog. Or they’re reblogging and they don’t tag anything. Maybe their on mobile and can’t be bothered to tag/tag “excessively.” Maybe they don’t give a fuck.

I used to follow a lot of people that seemed to have zero regard for other people when it came to spoilers. A huge reveal from the flash was spoiled by some jackass (read: really nice person who didn’t think before posting) that saw gifs of the reveal, felt strong emotions from the reveal, and reblogged without a single fucking tag. At the time, I had everything blacklisted. “the flash,” “the flash spoilers,” “flash,” “flash spoilers,” several ships, a few characters (including the character the reveal was about). But all the blacklisting in the world won’t help if they don’t fucking tag it…


4 - Blacklist the blog.

… unless you blacklist the blog itself.

Sometimes you don’t want to unfollow. Sometimes, you’re emotionally attached to the blog or you want it there for when you catch up. But they don’t tag. They never tag. I follow several blogs that are predominantly shadowhunters material. And let me tell you, very few actually tag the show “shadowhunters.” They don’t tag “malec,” they don’t tag “sh spoilers,” they don’t tag “sh cast.” Which is sooooooooooooo frustrating.

Some blogs have said they don’t need to tag because you’re following them and you should know that’s all they post. I followed a coldflash blog that refused to tag coldflash for just that reason. However, a general trend, when blogs refuse to tag because everything would be tagged that way… they tend not to tag anything actively useful. In my experience, these blogs are less likely to tag for triggers, very rarely tag spoilers, don’t tag for cast posts… If they’re a gen blog, some tag for ships and characters, but if they’re a ship blog, that’s unlikely.

So if you follow a blog that doesn’t respect spoiler rules of etiquette, blacklist them. You aren’t unfollowing them, they’ll be there when you’re ready, but you can now control your experience with them, where previously you were unable to.

NOTE: This can work in other areas too. Is a blog taking a turn in tone? Maybe blacklist them for a while and see if it reverts back later. Is the blogger going through something that makes a lot of their posts upset you? It’s okay to blacklist them and cut yourself off from that, you don’t owe them anything. Do you really like the blogger but suddenly their posts, which you’ve always enjoyed before, are weighing on you or pulling you down? Blacklist them for now. That’s okay.


5 - Take a step back from tumblr.

This also works for mobile /s. I’ve taken a step back from tumblr for a lot of reasons. I left the site for about 6-8 months a year or so ago, because I was becoming obsessed with needing to see every post on my dash. I’ve gone off for a week or so because I got pissed off at spoilers. And sometimes, when I know there’s going to be a lot of content that everyone’s talking about and I can’t avoid, I’ll bunker down. 

Bunker down, in this case, refers to remaining on the site but only accessing your own activity page. You can see who interacts with you, directly, but you don’t have to see what everyone is saying independent of your posts. This can be a preemptive form of control on your experience.*

This is sort of like the “abstinence” form of avoiding spoilers, with bunkering down being sort of like the 2nd base of fandom interaction.

You can still message people and reply to asks, with this tactic. The goal is to stay off your dash and out of browsing. Control your input by just interacting with reactions to your posts or direct conversations with bloggers.

* Note: This can work really well if you are being overwhelmed by a trend on your dash/the site, as well. If you’re following discourse blogs, for instance. Sometimes things get to heavy and bunkering down can allow you to temporarily escape that and still feel like you’re involved.


If anyone has any other suggestions, please feel free to message me or send in an ask.

Now let’s get into spoiler etiquette. Here are some suggestions for keeping your blog free of spoilers and making it a safe place for fans that miss episodes.


1 - TAG YOUR POSTS!

I know this seems obvious but I like to think I already demonstrated how blogs fail to tag. If you are a shipper that keeps tagging the ship and not the show, tag the show. Especially if you post during/immediately after new episodes. Your ship might be what the post is about but there can be spoilers for unrelated matters included. The same goes for character posts.

If you’re a blog that is 100% show/character/ship, still, TAG YOUR POSTS. Does it get tedious tagging every post if you’re posting a lot? Sure. But still do it. If you don’t care about the spoiler thing (kind of douchey but whatever), do it for the spreading of your blog, as your posts will not be included in tag searches.

If it’s simply that you don’t feel like tagging every post, get Auto-tagger on XKIT (I don’t know if there are similar features on other extensions). Auto-tagger let’s you set up words/phrases to always tag with. You can control this based on post type, where the post originated, etc. I use this feature to keep the tags from the person I’m reblogging it from - I can erase their specific, commenting tags and keep their pertinent ones without having to type it all in. If you’re a blog that ONLY posts malec, for instance, set it up to tag malec on every post (and “shadowhunters” or “sh”).

If you’re a live blogger, set it up before the episode to tag all your posts with the spoiler tags. Or give your live blogging a specific tag and warn your followers. Be consistent week to week so your followers can block a single tag. Remember that your followers see your last post before the earlier ones, so it’s easy to miss the post where you say what your tag is. Make it well known.


2 - Put things under cuts.

When a huge reveal happens, consider putting posts related to that under a cut, at the very least the night of the airing. This is also considerate of mobile users. If your follower is then curious and opens the post, it’s their own damn fault that it’s been spoiled.

This can also prevent your loyal followers from spoiling things as well. That huge flash spoiler I discussed from earlier? That was from a misc blog. Someone’s personal tumblr that they posted all their fandom shit on, their life stories, their selfies and interesting bugs they found walking to work, etc. They just jump the gun on posting and are inconsistent with tagging, particularly in the frenzy of postings and reblogging after a new episode. Had the big reveal been under a cut, I wouldn’t have cared that they reblogged without tags. I wouldn’t have clicked the keep reading.


3 - Get XKIT.

In case you brushed off #1, because you don’t tag your shit and you don’t want to tag every fucking post, let me be clear.

You can get a plugin on XKIT that auto tags all your posts. All of them. You don’t do anything. You can set it to tag all your picture posts as “pics,” you can set it to tag all your reblogs as “not my shit,” you can set it to tag your posts with the blog names you reblogged from. Whatever. You can do near anything with it.

Not wanting to tag because “it’s too much work” is you being willfully ignorant that actually it doesn’t have to be.


4 - Tag *in* post.

A lot of people complain that they’re mobile users and so tagging is a lot of work and also they can’t get XKIT, blah blah blah.

Well blacklisting works for shit in the posts too. So hit that post with a taglist at the end: “sh, sh spoilers, shadowhunters, shadowhunters spoilers, liveblogging,” whatever. If you’re posting a lot, copy the tags you should be using. It’ll save you time and it’s not difficult.


5 - Don’t tag with JUST the word “spoiler(s).”

This one always gets me. A blog tries to be courteous. Maybe not all their followers have seen the new episode. So they tag it. But they tag it as “spoiler.”

That doesn’t do me any good. If I blacklisted the word “spoiler(s),” then I’d be blacklisting every single post that might be a spoiler. If I specifically don’t want to see spoilers for teen wolf, so I blacklist the term “spoiler” itself, now I don’t get most of the posts about the dceu. About mcu and infinity war. About other shows/movies/books just coming out. About meta specifically about the nature of spoilers (like this).

When something is blacklisted, you can choose to still see posts on a case by case basis, but if they’re just wrapped up in a “spoiler” ribbon, how will I know if it’s one of the safe spoilers (i.e., not specifically the show I was targeting with my blacklist) or the actual spoilers?

If you’re going to tag, thank you. Seriously. Thank you. But please, tag specifically.


6 - Don’t use ambiguous tags/tags used for other things.

Speaking of specific tagging, hey, be specific. Actually make sure your short hand can’t be confused with something else/is used only (or nearly exclusively) by your show.

If you did a search on tumblr right now for “spn,” nearly every post and blog is about the cw show supernatural. However, let’s look at teen wolf and game of thrones.

The traditional shorthand for game of thrones is “got.” See a problem? If I blacklist “got” then I blacklist everything that uses those three letters/that word. Someone says, “I just got the new pokemon!” … blacklisted. 

Then you have teen wolf, which gets referred to as “tw” a lot in conversation. Understandable. However “tw” IS NOT a good tag for tagging the show. I just did a tumblr search on “tw” as a tag. While all of the “related” tags were from the show, of the first six featured blogs, one was about the show teen wolf. Two were about eating disorders, one was about self harm, one was an asian porn blog, and one was actually a supernatural trigger blog. Because supernatural is always relevant.

A good chunk of the posts seem to be about teen wolf. A good chunk are also about eating disorders and self harm. This is because, while “tw” is technically the initials of the show, it is predominantly used on this site to refer to “trigger warnings.” If I blow “tw” then I am blocking absolutely every post marked “tw” for trigger purposes (tw self harm, tw food, tw incest, etc). If I want to block that trigger, I will. There are a lot of triggers that don’t bother me and it’d be annoying having them blocked.

Recently over at @autism-asks we had to switch our referencing and tagging of “special interests” from “si” to “spin.” This is because “si” is widely already used to refer to and tag “self injury.” We want people to be able to tag for what’s relevant to their needs, so we adjusted accordingly and asked our followers to do the same.

So before using short hand, maybe do a tumblr search. It works best if it’s without blocking explicit content. If you decide, for instance, you wish to tag posts about “billy joel” as “bj”… well, you might be surprised at what that actually encompasses on tumblr. There might be words you aren’t familiar with, multiple acronyms might exist, or other communities might already have adopted that tag. “st” can stand for either star trek, stranger things, or numerous other things (I found star wars posts, photography, steven universe, spirit tracks, and porn because there’s always porn).

If you insist on using an abbreviation, consider using a modifier. “tw mtv” or “tw tv” for instance. The flash fandom often tags things “flash cw” and most (considerate) sherlock fans use “bbc sherlock.” This prevents posts about something like adobe flash, flash fic, flash big bangs, etc from being blocked, or from other shows with characters of the same name (sherlock from elementary or the rdj sherlock movies or the original books) from being blocked when you’re only trying to block a single show.


Probably the most effective thing, though, is something only @staff can do. So tumblr @staff, maybe work blacklists into the site itself so everyone can use it. So that blacklists can be tied to the account itself. You know how useless ns/fw tags are if you’re actually using mobile, a public computer, a work computer? I can’t implement XKIT on every public computer I use. The block feature is great, it is, but blacklisting isn’t the same as blocking. Most users don’t want to block every blog they might need to blacklist tags for. So please work that into the site.

anonymous asked:

do you have tumblr friends? can you tell me a little about some of them !

im overly friendly and consider everyone a friend tbh jkshF but here are my fav ppl on here!!! ill write about them under read more (thank u for sending this!<3)

@lovfx @1attes @tyrande @iluwonho @chrysoda @bipjm @giribouy @zhangyixking @goldpoc @10jimin @yiixingsgf @goddessofbaekhyun @1ovelettres @chenlezhong @fourminute @parkjoys @jisookim @movebybts @rapgodjin

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Let’s talk about reviewing fanfics

We gotta do it. More. A lot more. A lot a lot more. I could probably rant about it for ages, but instead, I’ll just go to examples.

Let’s start with my work on AO3 that’s gotten the most hits - BNHA Oneshots. Just a series of oneshots, me writing things for people, and a constant reminder that I have several more prompts in my inbox waiting to be filled (sorry).

Said story has 3342 hits. That’s a lotta hits. It’s also got 140 kudos.

Speaking of kudos, let’s take a look at the story with the highest amount of those - A Complete and Total Lack of Subtlety (both BNHA stories, interestingly enough), with 265 kudos and 2205 hits.

Now let’s take a peek at the story with the highest word count - Deicide (Ha! This one’s Durarara!!), with 63,260 words and 100 kudos. The previous two stories had, respectively, 6,183 words and 1,352 words.

Finally, let’s look at comments! AO3 counts all the comments, including the ones you make in reply and the ones people make in reply to your reply (and so on and so forth). This means that, if you reply to every single comment (which I generally do), you have to cut the amount in half to see how many of the comments aren’t from yourself.

Deicide has 132 comments total, meaning that around 66 of those comments are from people who aren’t me. And because some of those comments are mini conversations, it’s actually an even smaller number. Deicide has 21 chapters, the first of which was posted on FFN (where it has 44 reviews, 63 favs, and 82 follows) way back in December of 2014.

ACaTLoS has 27 comments total (around thirteen not from me) on AO3. On FFN, it has 3 reviews, 28 favs, and 8 follows (despite being a oneshot marked “complete”). 

BNHA Oneshots has 18 comments (9 from other people) on AO3 and 10 reviews on FFN (as well as 9 favs and 14 follows). It has 14 chapters total.

Now let’s move on to the stories I know for a fact that people are most interested in - Ad Nihilum, Things Fall Apart, and Marcidum (Deicide should probably also be one of these, but I already talked about it and few people seem to care too much anymore, including me).

Ad Nihilum has 5 chapters, 15,998 words, 12 comments (6 from other people), 31 kudos, 11 bookmarks, and 327 hits. On FFN, it has 7 reviews, 8 favs, and 14 follows. Which is actually pretty good.

Things Fall Apart has 6 chapters, 19,648 words, 12 comments (again, 6 from other people), 15 kudos, 1 bookmark, and 748 hits. On FFN, it has 17 reviews, 6 favs, and 10 follows. A little disappointing, but not terrible.

Marcidum has 4 chapters, 8,734 words, 38 comments (19 from other people), 100 kudos, 17 bookmarks, and 1003 hits. On FFN, it has 7 reviews, 4 favs, and 4 follows.

Now, realistically speaking, different fandoms are active on different sites. I know for a fact that the BNHA fandom prefers AO3, so it makes more sense that my BNHA stories do better on AO3 than on FFN. Fairy Tail seems to be transferring over to AO3, but most of the fanbase is still on FFN, which is why TFA does better there. Yu-Gi-Oh! and Durarara!! are all over the place, hence why Deicide and Ad Nihilum are split roughly down the middle.

All that said, let’s add everything up.

With these six stories, we have a total of 207 reviews/comments. For 51 chapters containing 115,175 words.

AND YOU WONDER WHY FANFIC WRITERS THINK THEIR WORK IS UNAPPRECIATED.

anonymous asked:

Would you say peer wise, Damian's friendship with Jon is your favorite right now? Damian's (peer age) friendship with Maya is still my absolute favorite. She just gets him on such a level that few people ever do and he opens up to her in return in a rare way. I'd say Jon and Damian have a dynamic right now where Damian is the only one close to Jon's age that can be involved in his life in all areas. He also acts like a coach of sorts to Jon so even if Damian's constantly doing things that Jon-

2 hates. He eventually caves and let’s himself be pulled along half because he feels obligated to by their parents and also maybe he’s a little lonely for super friends his age. I don’t think he’s at the point where he really likes Damian too much. Jon definitely doesn’t understand him. Honestly I hope he takes a long time too. Poor Jon is so young and had such a loving upbringing just getting a glimpse of Damian’s background would horrify him. Damian for his part finds Jon a little useful -

3 potential to be a pretty awesome (though not as awesome as him) hero to encourage and ally himself with. As annoying as he can find his innocence Damian has shown he’s very drawn to people with Jon’s personality (Dick, Steph, Colin) and he’s obviously growing attached in a aloof big brother way (lol, toddler titan is my fav nickname). He’s just not close to the point he is with Dick or Maya or the TT about seeing Jon as a equal. He knows if he treats him as one would mean exposing him to the-

4 parts of him that Jon wouldn’t be ready to handle (he did try to be open w/his past and looked disappointed when Jon brushed it off). But yeah right now I’d say part of the way their relationship works is that they can compliment each other quite a bit. But there’s this huge gap that causes their clashes. Jon’s not as stunted but Damian is very much ahead of understanding what it means to him to be a hero and who/how to fight. They don’t have to be best friends but thet are interesting foils.

That Christmas special bugged me for a number of reasons actually and I didn’t like it much. Jon had plenty of school friends and his best friend (at the time) is Kathy so he can’t be friendless. In canon Damian is the one calling upon Jon and inviting him into his life while Jon trying to be nice but losing his temper over Damian’s antics a lot. I feel like that strip didn’t have a great idea of their friendship and that it’s a slow burn for both of them becoming closer. But that’s how it is.

Do you think Jon belongs on the Teen Titans? I know he complained about not being invited to join and in a future Super Sons issue Damian finally does invite him (with ulterior motives). A part of me wonders if Damian ends up inviting Jon with the purpose of discouraging Jon? I know quite the opposite of what he does but TT missions are quite different from their own duo missions and Damian is protective in his own way. Damian can’t look after Jon when he’s got his whole team to watch over too.

I’m assuming all six of these messages were from the same person. But if not, let me know! 

Time for some meta~

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Here it is! 

The idea for this AMV came from two good friends of mine from college. They posted the song on my wall and demanded I make a video with it. After fighting off a few other editors I decided that this would be my Otakon 2014 video. I spent most of the final months of school discussing this AMV with Emily and Jessica, and what ships would be hilarious. It was Jessica who originally stumbled on the idea of Edward Elric and Eren Jaeger - and I ran with it. 

After I finished Anime 101 I had a lot of constructive feedback from the editing community about my technicals. Mostly about my color correction. So when I started this video I had two goals in mind : Finish in time for Otakon and improve on the things people usually harped on me about. Overall I think this video is the cleanest of all my comedies. This is the direction I want to move my editing in. 

I was really overwhelmed by the positive feedback I received at Otakon. The audience reaction was by far one of the best I have ever gotten, and many people approached me after my panels, the contest and Iron Editor to talk about how much they loved the video and how they were huge fans of my work. I was really touched by this - I love hearing that I inspired people – So Thank you! 

Download should be available on the org soon (as in tomorrow) Keep an eye on my tumblr for more images and fun things to come in the next few weeks. I am currently out of town so need to wait until I get back to my computer.

EASTER EGGS

00:05 - This scene is from Oreimo. I added Haruhi and the posters. If you .look closely you can see pictures of the lead from Oreimo on the wall. 

00:07 -   Some of the characters names have been changed to hilarious alternatives. 

00:09 - Not all the netflix choices are aniome. Included are Sherlock (SherxWatson is one of my favorite secret crack pairings) Paranorman (My favorite animated movie) and they Aristocats (Another of my favs). My Little Pony is seen too, as that show is so ship crazy. The Netflix categories have also been changed to ship related names. 

00:10 - It’s not 3am

00:13 - I drew this fanart. It took me a few days and consumed a fair amount of my editing time. For a while I was convinced I wouldn’t finish on time, and that this picture would be to blame.  I also at one point realized that I was drawing soft core porn of less than legal adults. Whooops. 

00:14 It had to get cut off for compositions sake so here is the whole fan fiction. I wrote this (with some help) I wanted to make it a good sort of awful.

“Eren stared at Ed’s long silky hair. Something in him yearned to run his fingers through it, to tangle himself in the alchemist’s tresses as if they were the cords of his 3DMG. He jerked his gaze away, staring down at his uniform. 
"So…I heard they call you a dog of the military…” Eren said carefully, trying to break the silence.
Ed chuckled knowingly. “Yea, they do say that. But I think you’re more of a dog than I am.” He moved closer, brushing Eren’s ear. “And I’m gonna show you what this automail arm can do…”
Shivering, Eren let Ed’s arm trail across his own. “But what if Levi finds out?” 
Ed smirked, “That clean freak? He can join in to for all I care.” The alchemist placed his finger under Eren’s chin and made the dark haired boy look at him. “Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Titans, humonculi, or even the end of the world. So for tonight let me show you why they call me ‘FullMetal’.”
Eren gasped as Ed found him, his eyes closing from the odd sensation of automail on flesh. 
“They don’t call you titan for nothing” Ed smiled. Eren couldn’t reply, the sensations coming from his Colossal Titan were too great. He felt Edwards other hand, guiding his own to find the alchemist’s own transmutation. 
“Ah yes” Edward sighed, “Now that’s what I call equivalent exchange.”

00:16 I redrew most of haruhi’s face here so it would work with what she was doing. In the anime she just looks stern. 

00:22 - 00:23 This scene is covered with credits in the original show. I really wanted to use it though, so I had to paint over a lot of the haruhi mask. 

00:23 Titanic Jokes appear 3 times in this AMV. Can you find them all. I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP. 

00:29 Originally a lot of this was screen captures. However because of legal reasons for Otakon I had to change a lot of the website names. So I made my own search bar. 

00:30 - 00:44 TUMBLR
All the websites seen in this AMV were hand made by me in photoshop and then edited in AE. It was the only way to get the effect I wanted. I had a lot of fun studying the sites and then creating motion graphics to emulate them. 

A lot of inside jokes can be found here. I will upload the tumblr stills at one point so they can all be read, but if you are easter egg hunting all the posts have unique tags. I picked animation related material from my own tumblr favs to fill in the inbetween spaces. 

Several of the posts also have comments. Mainly by sketcherz (On of my friends this AMV is dedicated to saying her token line - all day every day) and CecilxCarlos4eva (My other friend who absolutely loves this Nightvale crack ship.) 

00:53 Here Kyon is looking at a screen labled the Canon Cannon. It shows Light Yagami and Misa. 

00:55 Screen says Engage Shipping Beam 

00:56 Bunch of little jokes here. Reddit Topics read

VIvifxAMV Makes new Comedy - No one is surprised
Ed and Eren both have Dead Moms and lack limbs Ship it. 
I got that Ice Cold Water. ANd it’s only one doller (Otakon Reference) 
Class for Anime Charactrers (Anime 101 Reference) 

00:57The Bar on the side of Imgur shows several other modified screencaps and where to find them in the AMV 

01:00 Total reference to this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoYcx2lv9Ok

01:06 Get it. It’s funny cause it sank. 

01:10 - Lots of silly crack pairings can be seen here, Try to figure out the logic behind them. 

01:16 - This is actually my favorite crack ship of all time. I just want Shinji to end up with that sexy angel. 

01:20 Looots of 4chan post silliness 

1:23 Pretty much what you find on google images if you search HaruxRin 

1:26 Some of the side images here are pretty silly and very inside jokey. Some people refer to me as VixenAMV as a joke that with Anime 101. When the AMV Dissociation (Made by the fabulous irriadin) was released everyone thought the french editor StickyGaiden made it so theres that. The rest are some pretty hilarious pictures I found when I searched crack ships. The artist for the Trunks/Poco one is the username under it. 

1:36 Probably gonna have to release the images here for all the jokes to be read. The folder on the left is my actual project folder. 

1:45 Gonna release the twitter images too. But man, that lelouch post. 

1:54 Some really funny top searches on google there…lemme tell you. Spelling error is actually on purpose. Have you read those fan fics? 

1:58 - Some silly movie posters in the background.That bg you ask? It’s from Anime 101

1:59 Really silly but I’ve used this mask in 3 AMVs at this point. If you can name them good job. I just change the books she is holding each time. 

2:03 - The geass here is hand animated by me. It;s about 12 frames and was relitively fun to do. I always thought this clip would be perfect for it - so I am glad I got to use it,. 

2:06 : Covering up CC with a Dakimura. NAILED IT. 

2:09 This idea was given to me by the hilarious drewaconcluision. I am glad I ran with it. It got a really great reaction from live audiences. 

2:12 That flyer though. Very misleading. 

 

anonymous asked:

I gotta know. What are the fluffiest fics out there? Like tea pot screeching-pillow hugging-extreme fluff (and maybe some kinky smut)

You filthy pervert! Here I thought someone would like to read some fluff but no! Of course there was that last part as well. Maybe we didn’t see that part, huh? Here you go, the fluffiest fluff . You can almost taste the sugar in these, huh. And hey, don’t you dare to forget our kitten fluffy post because kittens? There’s nothing fluffier than kittens. You can read it in HERE. And oh, we’ve made one fluffy fic post earlier, too! That one you can find HERE. Enjoy! – Admin A


Title: The Ice Cream Man

Author: chucks_prophet

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 1,803 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: I still remember the tune of the baby blue ice cream truck that would pull up in front of our house every thursday… and now that tune has forever been ruined by the popsicle dealing pedophiles :’D It’s the same thing with catholic priests. You can’t look at one without getting all judgy-eyed. But Cas is not that kind of a ice cream man (thank god)! I don’t know, for me this is just the fluffiest and the most awkward fic ever. Is there ice cream trucks in Finland anymore?! Admin J, message me if you’ve seen one!

Admin J’s notes: Admin A, you should read magazines once in awhile. There haven’t been ice cream trucks in Finland in like the last ten years or so… it was a pretty big thing back at the day when the company stopped driving those.

Summary: The ice cream man, formerly known as Castiel until Dean decided that was a mouthful, gave Dean a reassuring laugh, deep and sincere. “I’m good, Dean. What will it be, the usual?”

“The usual,” Dean confirmed, repaying him with his famous crooked smile before retrieving the currency of the realm from his back pocket. If Lisa found out her son was having ice cream for breakfast every weekend, he’d be lucky to see Ben on school holidays.

She’d be even more incensed to find out it was because he had a crush on the ice cream man.

Or the one where Dean is smitten with Castiel, the ice cream man.

( Read here )


Title: What’s Life Without A Little Sprinkles?

Author: emmiegrace

Rating: Mature

Words: 8,549 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: This is the fluffiest of all fluff ever and I’m pretty sure I’ve recced this plenty of times before.

Summary: From the outside “Bee’s Knees Bakery” and “Demon Ink” don’t seem like the kind of shops to share a sidewalk. But really the cutesy sign hanging above the Cupcakery was drawn one late evening by a tattoo artist with skulls on his arm, but flowers covering his chest.

And if you take a step inside the black painted tattoo shop you’ll find a man with more love in his heart for his husband than he has tattoos on his body. And he’s willing to do anything for his dorky huffy little baker next door. Including going on a lame frilly reality competition show.

In which Castiel takes his husband as his assistant on “Cupcake Wars”

( Read here )


Title: Sunflowers

Author: Bates

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 1,907 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★   

Admin A’s notes: Single parent Cas/Dean is one of my many fav tags ever… I swear all the fluff is stored there guys!

Summary: Dean doesn’t quite have his shop figured out just yet. Benny perhaps helped him to set up and get everything inside without losing little miss energetic, but he couldn’t have Benny watch her all the time. Deciding to buy flowers for Lisa, he goes into the local florist, scoring both flowers and a date.

( Read here )


Title: God Bless the Fire Alarm

Author: wannaliveindeansdimples

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 622 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★   

Admin A’s notes: I rarely rec anything this short but I couldn’t resist! It’s witchcraft how this author has managed to fit so much fluff into so few words. Amazing!

Summary: When the fire alarm goes off in the middle of the night, bartender Dean is not pleased. Then he’s downstairs standing next to his hot, underwear-clad neighbor and his opinion of the situation changes.

( Read here )


Title: I want to scream ‘I love you’ but you might hear me.

Author: Casuna

Rating: General Audiences

Words: 1,720 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: Translator Cas is a very close second in my top tags along with Russian Cas :’D Which is weird because I don’t even find Russian accent hot in real life… I’m getting side-tracked again! So this fic is all kinds of amazing and funny and just perfection for me. Poor Dean is embarrassing himself yet again.

Summary: We take the same elevator every day, and due to a misunderstanding I presumed you don’t speak English. And I’ve been talking about how hot you are to my friend for a whole week without realising that you understand me. And apparently my friend has known from the start but you agreed not to tell me because you both think it’s hilarious.

( Read here )


Title: Act of Kindness

Author: diceandpokerchips

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences            

Words: 2,530 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Admin A’s notes: This is so sweet and I feel like I’m really not even remotely close to the kind of fluff you are looking for… because admin J left a note for me to find the most cutesy fluff imaginable for this post… But I don’t read that kind of stuff so you all have to deal with it!

Admin J’s notes: I’m like the big boss in here. I leave digital post-it notes to Admin A and tell her what to do. Makes me feel important.

Summary: Based on a tumblr post, which was of a real news article where a homeless man gave a stranded woman his last £3 so she could get home.

A stranded Dean meets a homeless Castiel, and an act of kindness changes everything.

( Read here )


Title: The Thing With the Doughnuts

Author: angelwingsandthings

Rating: General Audiences

Words: 1,800 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: The only thing I don’t love about this fic is the fact that Dean is a surgeon. Why?! Why can’t he be a firefighter or a police officer or a mechanic or anything else but a doctor. I mean there is so many more jobs that would suit Dean more and I feel like doctor is way at the bottom of the list. But that’s just me and the doctor thing ain’t really even a part of the fluff so I’ll let it go!

Summary: The one where Castiel is a gas attendant, and Dean is a doctor.

( Read here )


Title: It’s Complicated

Author: angelwingsandthings

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 11,072 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I love it, love everything about this fic and the fact that Sam helps Dean facebook stalk Cas.

Summary: In which Dean develops feelings for the quirky, tea drinking, farmer’s market attending bookstore owner and Sam insists on using Facebook relationship statuses as hard, cold evidence.

( Read here )

Abaikgirl’s Fanfiction Recommendations Master Post

So, as I’m sure you’ve noticed I am an avid reader and writer of fanfiction. So if you love Gravity Falls fanfiction here’s a masterpost of some of my fav fics.

AU Fics:

Blind Faith AU- Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4

Both the Stans are pulled through the portal and in a vain attempt to keep his brother from losing his mind same as Fiddleford, Ford blindfolds Stan and leads him through the dark dimension they’ve fallen into. Ford begins to lose his sanity and tries to blind Stan to keep him from being taken by the beings that torment them. 

Overall a fantastic story with plenty of action, angst and brotherly tension written by the fantastic @pinesinthewoods

Time Stuck AU as imagined by the lovely @the-subpar-ghost - Chapter 1-11 

Time Stuck “Five Minute Older” as imagined by the creative thesnadger- Chapters 1-12

Both fics take place in the Time Stuck AU where Mabel gets sent back in time by accident and meets up with a younger and homeless Stan. Through some convincing she gets Stan to reunite with Ford a few years earlier in order to repair her time device and go home, but along the way she must find away to escape Bill and his manipulative ways before he can destroy their family anymore. 

I loved both versions of this AU and was it was interesting to see how time travel was explained and handled in two different ways. Mabel running around with Stan was adorable, especially since Stan feels an instinctive need to protect her, even though he doesn’t know at the time she’s related to him, and it’s a healthy balance of feels, fluff and drama. If you love Stan and Mabel, these fics are for you!

Angst:

Summer’s Over- Part 1, Part 2

On a scale of 1-heart wrenching this was a heartbreaking rollercoaster of angst. Not only is Stan kicked out of the Mystery Shack, but there is no real resolution to the problem between him and Ford. This is basically the worst case senario of the show where the world is saved, both grunkles survive and nothing is solved emotionally between them. 

The Devil You Know- Part 1, Part 2

Maybe this should have been filed under AUs, but whatever it’s my masterpost. Set in the Mystery Trio AU, Stan begins snooping into Ford’s secret project in the basement after Fiddleford mysteriously quits. He’s discovered by Billford and things take a terrible turn. Trigger warnings include torture and body horror. The emotion of trauma and pain between the two brothers in the aftermath is very moving and Fiddleford is also very well written as he defends and protects Stan from his blind and naive brother. 

Perseverance by the wonderfully talented @notthistimespock- Chapters 1-11 (in progress)

In a job gone wrong, Stan gets locked in the trunk of a car and needs to chew his way out before he meets an unfortunate death. In a state of hydration and delirium he experiences several dreams where he sees his brother and has to struggle against the seeds of doubt placed in his mind by a certain yellow demon. Deep symbolism mixed with high drama, this explores the deep and complicated relationship Stan has with his brother.

This is 100% one of the most fantastic fanfictions I have ever read and if you want some quality reading clear the evening and read this thing! Although incomplete, it’s something worth waiting for. 

Fluff:

All For This Family

Stan goes to California to witness the birth of his grandkids great niblings. I made actual sounds of pain and excitement as Stan holds Dipper and Mabel for the first time. Grunkle4Grandpa verse-you have been warned. 

Midwinter

Taking place at Christmas time, Soos comes by the Mystery Shack to give Stan a present. I’m a real sucker for Soos-Stan interactions and this one is cute, sweet and both characters are very well written.

More Than Just a Spare- Part 1, Part 2

Stan’s english teacher calls him after class to discuss a poem he wrote and for the first time in his life he realizes that Ford may not be the only one with a talent for writing. A heartwarming fic where we see Stan realize some of his self worth through the encouragement of a teacher. 

A Place to Grow

Stan and Ford bonding fic. If you need some closure between the Stans that the canon is just not giving it to you, then mosey on over to this fic and eat your heart out. 

No More Candles

Soos’ birthday comes and Stan notices something is different about his new employee at the Shack. He cheers him up by declaring he doesn’t like his birthday either. A little heart wrenching because of mention of Stan missing his twin but it’s a cute fic that I will hold as canon until the show proves me wrong (it won’t). 


I didn’t include any of my own fanfiction here because I think these fics are a level above me, but if you want to read my Time Twins Au or any of my other works, just browse through my fanfiction tag on my blog. 

Have a favorite fic that you think should have made this post? Send it to me! I am always looking for new fics to read. I didn’t include any shipping fics because I really only activity ship Dipifica and Starla and I haven’t really read any fics with those pairings, so send me some recommendations!

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klaroline positivity week [day 4/7]
 ↳   day four; fic writers.

they’re so many amazing people out there so i’m obviously going to miss a few out but here are just a few of my favs that are a must read. also, a big shout out to everyone who reads and reviews on all of my fics or talks to me about them. i appreciate all of your support so much but i suck and hardly know any of your tumblrs so heres a big thanks to all of you<3

  • @thetourguidebarbie - angie writes so many amazing fics that i just couldn’t possibly choose a favourite, but i think the drabbles i’ve reread the most are the harry potter ones and the sex pollen one. her smut is always incredible but so are the angst and the fluff. if i had to pick a favourite it would probably be the travellers because i haven’t seen a fic done like that one before and it’s done so well in a way that is completely realistic, i believe. however, linked is another must for me because i adore the mate trope so much and i love the katherine sass as well as kol. kol is written so amazingly and i love his relationship with caroline and that caroline encourages klaus to rebuild relationships with his siblings. angie is definitely my smut go to on a bad day and she’s written so many that it’s always great to choose.
  • @accidental-rambler - kate, you know i love all of your drabbles so much! but you want me to be yours is so amazing and i love it so much. definitely a unique take on an idea and i love that caroline thinks herself worthy of more and that klaus is the one to change to be good for her.
  • @austennerdita2533 - ashlee, you write the most fluffiest things ever and i love you so much for it! i love pretty much everything that you write but your such a cupcake but your letter collection one is by far my favourite. a definite must read!
  • @cupcakemolotov - definitely my smutty go to on a bad day. my favourite one is the klaus as a succubus (Beneath Your Skin) and i love the caroline refuses to take shit from him. also, kudos for the rebekah and caroline relationship - i live for their friendships and it’s so rarely done lately. also, love the dream sharing thing.
  • @lalainajanes - so many great fics to choose from but my all time favourite is definitely growing up beside you which i have reread multiple times. the smut is on point, as always, and i love seeing the difference in the way klaus sees caroline as he grows up and as she matures and i especially love the way that the age gap doesn’t seem to matter anymore. my favourite scene is actually the one in the bar where marcel teases klaus with caroline and i just love his character. however, all of her drabbles and other fics are also incredible. definitely a must go to if in a smutty mood - i especially reccommend the sex pollen drabbles.
  • @she-walked-away - baby talk is by far the fluffiest thing i think i’ve ever read. i love that erik takes to caroline so quickly and i always love see caroline in a mother role (in AH). my favourite is definitely claire’s first christmas - i adore big brother erik, and that she has klaus wrapped around her finger. so well done! and of course, dirty little secret is also another favourite of mine and the smut is perfect as always - i love that it takes them all the story to really admit their feelings.
  • @queencarolinemikaelson - i’ve completely forgot the name of the fic but the tumblr one IS INCREDIBLE AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH. like, it’s just so unique and i haven’t seen it done before. i love the little bit of angst since it isn’t too overwhelming for me, and it’s defnitely done very well. i also love that caroline takes no crap from him and sends him running, i live for that!
  • @gooddame - always posts such amazing fics in my ask box and it’s nearly always when i first wake up (time difference, i guess?) but it’s such a treasure to wake up to and they’re usually very fluffy. i love fluff and unicorns and rainbows!
  • @strongbeautifulfulloflight - a game of conscious was also another of my first ever klaroline fanfics that i read (particularly, a smutty one, anyway). and it’s still one of my favs and ofc, it’s done very well! i love anything set in early season three onwards, and the love triangle between klaus, tyler and caroline. a little bit of insecure klaus is always great too! some angst, but a lovely ending! i also love double crossed but i’m a little behind because it was getting too angsty for me and i can’t deal with reading it if i don’t know the whole story. i look forward to reading it when it is complete, however!
  • @willowaus - forever changed is another one of my big favourites, since i love the film it is based on so much and i have imagined klaroline in this scenario lots of times! i love all the flashbacks and especially the fluffiness of the epilogue, a must read!
  • @misssophiachase - keeping up appearances was such an amazing one that i’m happy to say is complete and that i have reread once or twice. i love that there’s a bit of angst in there too and it isn’t always plain sailing, and it makes the ending that much more special. i also love katherine and bonnie in that one, too!
  • @addriannadestiny - handle with care is a must must must! it’s so well written and i love klaus as a moody manager and caroline as an innocent singer, but who, of course can hold her own! i hope to see this one updated soon, and also, we need more manager/singer fics in this fandom.
  • @ssklaroline - i love love love risky business. a definitely different take on the baby storyline that fixes it in my mind. and i love that caroline still maintains her own life in this one and doesn’t drop everything for klaus.
  • @livingdeadblondequeen - the only hope for me is you is actually the first klaroline fic i ever read so it holds a special place for me and it’s so fluffy! i love the idea of caroline as a nanny. it’s a must read for me!
  • @honestgrins - pretty much all of your one shots, they’re so lovely and range from fluffy to angsty. i’m very thankful for your contributions to the fandom!
  • @itsnotacrimetoloveyou - one of the first things i ever read from you was your snapchat drabbles and they still remain one of my favourites! klaus in the modern world is an absolute must for me and i’d love to read more like this with instagram, facebook or whatever. i live for these types of things!
  • @klarolinedrabbles - the royalty you wrote for me for the klaroline exchange still remains one of my favourites ever. and anymore that knows me, knows that i live for royalty au’s but this one is amazing, and so well done!
  • @radientwings - just give me a reson remains one of my favourite pregnancy fics and it’s so well done that you have to love it. i love that caroline doesn’t take any shit from klaus.
     they’re so many amazing people out there so i’m obviously going to miss a few out but here are just a few of my favs that are a must read.
  • a few other writers i enjoy are @hummingbirds-and-champagne, @klarodrabblequest, @xxafterthestormxx, @anastasiadreams, @wanderlust-in-nyc, @maevelin, @lclrgsl, @loveyou914.

i’ve probably missed some out so i’m sorry but i tried to include everyone! i’m always up for new klaroline recs<3

Seoul Fan Meeting 10 Sept 2016

Note: Please do not repost this outside tumblr. If you want to share it elsewhere, please just share the link. Thanks. I did not check the recordings and I just relied on my one week old memory when I typed this. There can be errors in my recall.

I have struggled in my heart for like a month- to go or not to go, since the FM was announced. I couldn’t go to Korea for more than 63 hours because of work problems, it would be so tiring and I couldn’t get tix on yes24 on the first day, together with all the bad things that happened in the week when I wanted to go. And then all the what-ifs in my heart after I decided not to go… Seeing Kang Chul weekly made it worse. And it looped over and over in my head until the end of August when i finally decided, ok, I would go and asked my colleagues for the day off back… I am so sorry for all the troubles I have caused.

My seat was far away from the stage, and this year, the hall is so much bigger and with the lighting, LJS was practically just a bright dot in my eyes. I was sitting near the back last year but I could see his face clearly with my eyes, this year, he was just a bright dot. However, even with that and someone screaming like crazy non-stop right next to me… Seoul FM is still the best. LJS is not good in languages, not that this is any secret, but that is a fact, and he got stage fright. Even though I can only understand about 60% of what he said with the screaming right next to me (the Korean fan sitting right next to me kept screaming and shouting throughout the FM) and my far-far-from-good Korean listening, it feels really warm to be there. He is much more comfortable in talking in Seoul compared with other FMs, and the noona MC is the same one in all these years, she knows him and she can get him to talk and she can understand him. I remember there was a moment when she asked him something, and he didn’t reply anything, she said something like, “I am not a mind-reader, you need to say something before I can translate it.” (She didn’t really mean translation, but she would try to elaborate after he said a few words and ask him questions to lead the interview along.) When LJS was just stuck there without an answer, I was thinking, haha, this is so Jong Suk. A non-fan would probably be demanding for the money back, but I think it is so cute and so him.

@rainy9 and I guessed the guest might be Yoon Kyun Sang before the FM, I was surprised when Zion T appeared singing JS’ fav songs. Haha, but then later YKS did really appear, and that fan girl who was selected to be on stage by the game was so lucky hahaha. The screaming for YKS was so much louder compared to that for Zion T. How unfair it is for Zion T… He should be much more famous. LOL

It just feels so good to see them together. YKS and LJS. Seeing JS with his friends made me feel warm and fuzzy, like how it feels like when I saw his instagram updates yesterday with YKS and LSK. Only more so when you were there in person. 

Some of the things I would like to record down from the FM. The scene when the Oh Sung Moo and KC first met in the real world, initially it was like an episode’s length, but they cut it. (I checked out the script last night, it was in ep 6 and that scene stretched for almost 2/3 of that ep.) And he often practises his lines with his friend Park Key Joon (his friend as YJ). MC asked him to try doing one of the scenes from the drama and after a short pause to choose which scene to do, he did the lines from bathroom scene in Ep 3, he said he could still recall the lines because he is the type who needs to memorise the script well before filming. And he rates his look 3 out of 10 and his acting in W 8 out of 10. And he needs to get fat with the new upcoming movie. And when he mentioned his close friends, he included YKS, KWB and PKJ. He drinks with YKS. He said he could drink a lot before getting drunk because he could still remember things after drinking a lot, but noona MC told him if he feels dizzy etc, he is already drunk. I remember the one and only time I got drunk and I asked my friend the same thing why I could remember and think clearly when I felt this dizzy, I should not be able to remember if I am drunk right? LOL

Of course the best thing for going to FMs is being there with friends. @rainy9 whom I have known for so long and we think alike on many things, but just meeting her for the first time, @hitoritabi who lives just one metro station away from me, but we meet more in Seoul than here where we live lol, sobaniitezutto​ who shares so much JS memory with me, and we just didn’t have enough time to chat this time, and rainyfox​ whom I met for the first time, you draw amazing fanart and I feel really touched by the messages on your ins, I should have chatted with you more, hope we will meet each other again!

And we ended our day by going to see the place where Kang Chul jumped off the bridge. It was just so much fun with you all.

A photo posted by korea.travel.art 藝(偽)文青遊韓國 (@korea.travel.art) on Sep 10, 2016 at 8:25am PDT

anonymous asked:

Finally! It's been like months since I last got here before the box closed! So yay for that. Now I'm looking for any fics where Dean is a tattoo artist, like the more fluff the better!

Originally posted by deansjunkbox

Glad you could make it! I love tattoo artist Dean fics and I have way too many of them to share so I’m probably going to do a part 2 for this in the future! Here’s a few of my fav fics with tattoo artist Dean in them. Enjoy!

- Admin A


Title: What’s Life Without A Little Sprinkles?

Author: emmiegrace

Rating: Mature

Words: 8,549 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I love this fic! I can’t get over the mental image of tattoo artist Dean being involved in a show called “cupcake wars”. It’s priceless!

Summary: From the outside “Bee’s Knees Bakery” and “Demon Ink” don’t seem like the kind of shops to share a sidewalk. But really the cutesy sign hanging above the Cupcakery was drawn one late evening by a tattoo artist with skulls on his arm, but flowers covering his chest.

And if you take a step inside the black painted tattoo shop you’ll find a man with more love in his heart for his husband than he has tattoos on his body. And he’s willing to do anything for his dorky huffy little baker next door. Including going on a lame frilly reality competition show.

In which Castiel takes his husband as his assistant on “Cupcake Wars”

( Read here )


Title: Blame It On The Rain

Author: destihellion

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 6,793 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: This oneshot is fantastic. The plot is so sweet and simple yet not something I’ve read before and I’ve read a lot of oneshots :’D

Summary: Of all the wonderful things he could be doing on his first weekend off in months, Dean instead finds himself stuck in traffic in the slow lane of I-70, rain pouring down so hard he can barely see out of his windshield, and to top it all off he’s running late for a first date.

( Read here )


Title: Paint and Ink verse

Author: artsyUnderstudy

Rating: Explicit

Words: 22,758 – 3 parts

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I think I’ve recced this verse before, but it just shows how much I love it. Artist Cas and tattoo artist Dean is just perfect!

Summary: Castiel needs a model for his new sculpture project, and Dean Winchester sounds perfect for the job.

( Read here )


Title: Tattoo verse

Author: LucifersHitman

Rating: Explicit

Words: 36,841 – 5 parts

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I can’t do a tattoo artist Dean post without this verse in it. Every oneshot in this verse is just perfect and I’ve read each one more than three times!

Summary:  "Castiel thinks that, in all honesty, this entire thing was Gabriel’s fault. It had been, after all, Gabriel whome had rummaged through Castiel’s belongings.

Gabriel whome had found his sketches, his personal designs. It had been Gabriel whome had then gone out and booked him a time with his boyfriend (Sam)’s brother. Dean. A tattooist.“

( Read here )


Title: In This Valley of Dying Stars

Author: grandeur

Rating: General Audiences

Words: 4,083 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: It’s really hard to keep writing these notes when all these fics are so similar :’D But whatever, this fic was sweet but not my favorite.

Summary:  “I’d like a tattoo, please,” says a deep, gravely voice, one that Dean’s never heard before, but admits in a fleeting moment of vulnerable shock that he wouldn’t mind hearing it more. It’s got a nice tone to it, like hot unadulterated sex dragging over hot lava. Or the one where Castiel comes in as Dean’s newest (unscheduled) patron, and Dean might just fall in love a little.

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Title: Marry Me

Author: linasane

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 8,927 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: There’s so many fics like this around here and this is by far my fav of them.

Summary: Blind!Cas and Tattoo Artist!Dean.

( Read here )


Title: Angeles verse

Author: Archangelsanonymous (Pattypixie)

Rating: Mature

Words: 28,605 – 4 parts

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: Admin J is going to kill me… but tattoo artist Dean is one of my fav tags out there! Lol my love for Au tags is limitless!

Summary: Dean Winchester is a world-renowned tattoo artist, who owns a tattoo parlor in San Francisco with his best friend and his brother, even though he hasn’t worked on anyone in close to two years. Enter Castiel Angeles, the man who finally refuses to take any excuses Dean has to offer.

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Title: An Exercise In ‘Worthless’

Author: beastofthesky

Rating: Mature

Words: 26,547 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: Okay so this might be by far my fav fic in this list and everyone should read it now!

Summary:  "I mean, you’re–” He gestures at Cas, in his neat oxford shirt and nice pants. “–and I’m a high school dropout who tattoos for a living.”

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anonymous asked:

What do you think is the best DA season purely in terms of Cobert---the best/most interesting Cobert scenes and storylines?

This is a difficult one, but in terms of Cobert scenes and storylines I am going to say season 6 is my favorite. Seasons 4 had lots of sweet moments, including lots of kisses and dancing! But they didn’t actually have any storylines for themselves, just small scenes that were wonderful but they were mostly background to everyone else. And that makes me made for them and their fans, because they are so much more than that!

Season 3 had lots of drama but it was mostly painful. They started off well in Season 2 and then everything sort of unraveled. And season 5…I really think Robert’s attitude towards Cora was so OOC. I mean I know Julian was trying to portray that when two people have been married for a long time there can be a tendency to take your partner for granted, but Robert wasn’t taking her for granted, he was downright dismissive. It just made no sense the shift his character took. And while it ended well I just kind of hated that. Even as donky as Robert can be at times, he wouldn’t compare Cora to a dog!

While 6 had lots of hiccups in my opinion, Cobert was spot on and wonderful. We might not have seen a good ole smooch on the lips, but there was a lot of touching, lots of tender declarations and they actually had something to do! Cora got involved outside of Downton and Robert had his health scare and we got to see them work through both of those things beautifully and come out the other end stronger and more united. Plus, we had some absolutely adorable grandparent/grandbaby interactions!

Here are just a few reasons why this season was my fav for them!

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Affirmation: Olicity or “How I Refused To Be Brainwashed by Anti Bullshit:101″

Warning: I’m a wee blunt in this.  Uncharacteristically so, I think, but in times like these, being nice and polite and “The Diplomat” doesn’t always get the job done.  Hopefully you’ll read it through. I know it’s on the long side, but every point is important. You might want to get some coffee or something before you start. ;)


It’s been a wild and crazy few weeks, hasn’t it, Oliciters?  When things like this happen (and I think we’ve all been through stuff like this in one fandom or another so a part of us can sympathize, of course), it can be hard to resist getting dragged into the fray, especially when you and what you love becomes a target.

The Olicity fandom has always done a pretty good job of staying out of the mess, but as things have heated up and attacks are lobbed, new agendas erupt, and tempers flare, it’s important to remember a few important things and hold strong to a few simple truths (or “affirmations,” if you will). 

It’s also critically important for Olicity fans to remember this very important concept in this mess:

Do not become brainwashed by anti/hater rhetoric so that you inadvertently become an echo chamber of their anger or agendas.

Yeah, I know, you’re looking at that line thinking, “WTH?  I would never…!” 

Originally posted by just-a-crazy-nerd

Sounds weird, right?  But it happens.  I’ve seen it happen in other fandoms.  Hell, I’m seeing glimmers of it happening here, peeking through in odd spots, and it’s something every viewer of any show really needs to be consciously aware of as it’s happening.

Examples I’ve seen lately….

Previously: I love Felicity in the field, on missions, and doing stunts with Oliver!  I want more of that!  When’s the next Olicity stunt/mission/field work?

Counter Claim: Felicity Smoak isn’t part of Team Arrow! She doesn’t belong in the field and on missions!  She’s “just” a hacker who never needs to get out from behind her keyboard!  This is an action show and the only people who should be doing these are the suited heroes!  Besides, she’s never been in any of that before!

Echo Effect: Well… Felicity Smoak doesn’t need to be on missions or in the field or doing stunts.  She’s a hacker and awesome all on her own.  It’s okay if she doesn’t ever get to do those things again even though she did all of it and more in Seasons 1 and 2. (since bloody when?!)

Previously: I love the blend of action and romance on Arrow that Olicity brings. I want more of that for them!

Counter Claim: Arrow isn’t a soap opera!  It’s an action show!  No romance!  No Olicity!  KILL IT!  KIIIIIILLLLL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!!!!  (…until you put Oliver with who I want him to be with, then romance is okay because it’s not really “romance” it’s “canon.”  This is Oliver’s story [but that can’t exist without my fav being on the show & in all the stories])!

Echo Effect: Well… Arrow shouldn’t be about romance.  It is an action show.  Maybe Oliver and Felicity (and really, that just means Felicity) shouldn’t be on as much or included in missions or stunts or action (even though they just argued it’s an action show and it’s the action/missions that are important) because Felicity’s such a hero that she doesn’t need to be included in any of the action elements that…  um…. other people claim the show should focus on.  I guess it’s okay to remove Felicity from everything “action” oriented while everybody else gets to do it ‘cause… canon… and other stuff?

Originally posted by crimsonlippedbeast

Previously: I love Felicity Smoak!  I can’t wait to learn more about her, origins, see her interact more with Thea, Diggle, Quentin, and {{{insert your fav here}}}.  Gimme more!!!!

Counter Claim: This is Oliver’s story and journey.  Felicity shouldn’t have family on the show.  She shouldn’t have a story about herself.  She shouldn’t get “growth.”  Put her back to what she was in Season 1 (aka irrelevant, a recurring cast member, not leading lady category airtime, not Oliver’s love interest, and only on for about a minute or two an ep).  The focus should be on MY favorite (and their family, their growth, their evolution and journey) because comic canon!  And all these people should have scenes with MY favorite.  Never Felicity.  That’s not organic!

Echo Effect: Well… It is Oliver’s journey.  The stories should be all about him.  I guess Felicity doesn’t need that stuff ‘cause she’s awesome.  So….


This push is an insidious brainwashing that slowly seeps in over time, sort of like water droplets steadily dripping on a rock.  Before you know it, you’re starting to *believe* the propaganda designed to do one thing: Edge out all the things YOU love and replace them with things you don’t like, don’t want to see, and thus winds up decreasing your interest in the show.  From there it’s a short step to getting bored and changing the channel.  And you helped do it to yourself.

This is when tightening your fandom/ship bubble becomes vital to surviving being an online fandom as people try to kick you around, shut you down, make you shut up, and step off so they can move in and do their damnedest to erase every single thing you like from the show to replace it with their thing.


So what’s going on these last few days?  Intense criticism.  Diversion.  Finger-pointing.  Blame-games.  “You did this!” “It’s your fault!”  “You’re the reason why!”  “It if wasn’t for you….!”

Stop.

Back away slowly (and mute and block these people while you’re at it) because… and there’s no nice way to say it:

1. Arrow is - as Stephen Amell himself said years ago - a Meritocracy.   What works stays.  What doesn’t work goes.

At the time, when talking about meritocracy in the interview, Stephen said, “I mean, you don’t want to stomp all over the canons and sort of the expectations of people that have read the comics all their lives, but at the same time you gotta make a good show and you don’t wanna bite that hand that feeds you, so to speak.  … If someone comes out and equits themselves on the show, then great, but if someone comes in that doesn’t work then the opposite happens.”

More recently, the Arrow show-runners have stressed that none of their choices have anything to do with Felicity or Olicity or their fans.  The CW/Arrow’s business and story-telling decisions are just that: business and story-telling decisions that have nothing to do with Oliver, Felicity, Olicity, or Oliciters.

If people – be it other fans, people writing blogs or articles – can’t read, don’t understand, don’t want to understand, or don’t want to believe the execs, that is 100% not our problem or fight, Oliciters.  So wipe that crap off your shoes on some grass and keep on walking.


2. Arrow wants to be a show people want to watch.

That’s its job.  To make you want to tune in.  Now, will people agree what that means?  Of course not.  But disagreeing about what appeals or draws doesn’t mean it’s universally true for everyone.  Someone ranting (or twelve someone’s ranting) about disliking something doesn’t mean the entire Arrow viewership feels the same way.  So if the show lets something go?  They’re basing that an informed decision and removing it.  See Meritocracy in #1.  Reread til it’s etched on your brain.


3. Arrow Does NOT Follow Comic Canon.  The choices Arrow execs/writers make are NOT mandated by the comics.

OMG can we tattoo this somewhere on a body part or something because, dude, how many times do the executives of Arrow have to reiterate this point? Four years later and we’re still arguing about this.

Arrow carves its own path.  It does what it feels is right for the story and for the show.

As soon as someone starts with “But in the comics….” just walk away.  Walk away!  Arrow is not the comicsThe comics are not Arrow.  Bleach this from your brain and let it go.  The Arrow execs and writers clearly have.  It’s time for viewers to do the same.

Let me just break in some reality here.

Green Arrow comics, at their height (and I’m going back FIFTEEEN YEARS for this number, btw) sold approx. 92,000 in one month back in 2001 (North American sales).  I’m going by a database of comic book sales here, so if anybody wants to argue that number with anybody, argue it with the database people, not me.  Also, keep in mind that not everybody reading the comic is watching the show.  Got it?  Good.

Arrow currently has (the last Live+7 Day adjustment I saw) a total viewing audience of  3,848,000 viewers.

Originally posted by learnthehelloutathis

Let’s do the math, shall we?

That means that (going by that height of 2001 North American readership), those comic book readers represent about 2.4% of Arrow’s total viewership.

If you go by current sales (North America, February 2016) of 22,096, that potential total comic book reader viewership percent drops to 0.57%  I’ll be generous and round up to 1% here.

According to estimates, online viewers represent only 5% of a TV shows total viewership.  So all of us online here?  We’re about 192,400.  That’s it.

The rest of Arrow’s viewership?  That other 95% of offline viewers?  Those other 98%-ish that have never cracked a Green Arrow comic and totally don’t give a fart in a fog-storm about comic canon anything?  They make up around 3,771,040 viewers.

Does anybody honestly think that the network or Arrow or its writing room is controlled by 192,000 of us online while ignoring any input or ratings date from the other 3.7 million viewers they have?  At some point common sense and logic have to kick in here.  Or maybe not.  This is the internet.  But still.

Originally posted by allreactions

Maybe, just maybe, what gets on the screen, what stays on the screen, what the Arrow execs and writers pursue, are pursued and developed because the majority of their research and data confirms to them that these things *sell* and are popular.  It confirms the majority of viewers *likes* these things and enjoys tuning in for them and THAT is why they continue to be on our TV screens every week.

Meritocracy.  That’s how it works.


4. Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, and Olicity are things people like to watch. 

How do you know that?  Because all three elements are still on the show.  Because the network chooses to give each of those airtime.  Airtime the Network clearly feels (most likely based on research, ratings, surveys, etc) have earned that right to get.  That means those elements & characters get to stay.  They get to be on the screen.  They get to get focus.  See Meritocracy in #1.  Reread til it’s etched in your brain.  If Oliver, Felicity and Olicity get screentime it’s because, like them or not, they’ve apparently earned that right through good reception/feedback from the total viewership.


5. The Success of and/or Inclusion of Oliver, Felicity, or Olicity does not impede the success or failure or any other element of Arrow.

Now I know that Oliver, Felicity and Olicity are all magical beings capable of all sorts of miracles and glittery sorcery, but you know what they’re not capable of doing?   Making another part of Arrow fail.  I mean, if the flashbacks bore people, can you stand on a chair, jump up and down, screaming, “That’s Olicity’s fault!  Olicity made those flashbacks boring!  Evil Olicity!  EEEEEEVIIIIIIILLLLL!”

Originally posted by sodamn-pop

Exactly.  You know why?  Because it’s not Oliver/Felicity/Olicity’s job to hold up, support, pimp, prop, or propel anything.  Their job is to sell *themselves.*  If something – be it a story element, a story, a character, etc – flops?  The responsibility for that falls on *that* thing and that thing period (be it acting, writing, interest, whatever).

Sometimes a show tries something and it just doesn’t work (Example: Guggenheim’s recent comments on courtroom scenes falling ‘flat,’ not being the ‘strongest element’ of Arrow, and how the show isn’t built for them).  Removing elements from a show that the network feels no longer work is part of the evolution of a show. It’s how a show stays on the air longer.  It happens.  A look at Arrow’s first season alone should show you how hyper aware the network is about tweaking the show as it goes along.

If something (a story, a character, a couple, whatever) cannot survive on its own merit… if it can’t garner enough viewer interest or support on its own… if the show can’t produce further story it feels is compelling enough, interesting enough, or appealing enough, the sad truth is… it deserves to be eliminated. 

Olicity is not responsible for anything failing.  They’re not responsible for gum disease, global warming, or the limp fries you got at the drive-thru either.

Say it with me, Oliciters: Meritocracy.  The characters and things on Arrow have to earn their place or expect to be shuffled out the door. 


6.  Oliver, Felicity, and Olicity have ALL earned the right to development, screen-time, focus, evolution, and story.

You cannot turn around without seeing praise for Oliver/Stephen, Felicity/Emily, or Olicity by mainstream media.  You attend a con and their names are on almost everybody’s lips.  Felicity merchandise continually sells out.  Olicity is used as click-bait in almost every article about Arrow.  Even if an article has nothing to do with Olicity, the media finds a way to work it in there.  Why?  Because people care about them.  Because people react to them.  People care (love it/hate it) about it.  It’s proven to be an attention getter.

That’s meritocracy, folks.  Olicity has – over the course of four years – earned their right to every single second of story, screentime, and focus.  Period.

If something else gets better reaction or interest, you can bet your Aunt Harriet’s prized Pomeranian that the execs of Arrow will make room for it.

But to blame a failure or remove of anything from the show “on” Olicity?

Originally posted by sagedandconfused


7. BEWARE! Oliver/Felicity/Olicity’s popularity means others will want to latch on to it; manipulate it, silence it, or use it for their own agenda. 

I’ve talked about “Playing Smart” before and I’m going to stress it here, again.  Play Smart, Olicity fans.  You, your voice, your tweets, your blogs, your strength in social media savviness, are powerful tools for the show and those things you love.  You know how to use it.  You know its value.  Other people will ride you harder now – guilt you, manipulate, etc., – to use that voice for their stuff, and trust me, that stuff?  Will never be in your favor, nor in the favor of the things/people/couples you like.

If it’s one thing that should be crystal clear after the last few weeks, it’s that a lot of the same people screaming, “Support all women!” and “Support female friendships on the show!” or “Hey, we should all just get along!” or “X and Y are friends on the show, you have to support them / trend for them / campaign for them BOTH now!” are many of the same exact people out there right now tweeting, boycotting, signing petitions, trashing, slandering, emailing, campaigning, and more to destroy all the things you love, including Felicity, Emily, and Olicity, and even trying to get people fired all to save their stuff.

So.  How’d all that "let’s stand together” “all women must support each other” “we should be an Arrow family” “you have to support the whole show” agenda manipulation work out for you and your favs now?


8. Agenda Support Will Always Bite You In The Ass.  Always.  Do Not Do It.  Say NO!

Maybe you think it sounds good.  Maybe you think it’ll quiet haters or stem their vitriol.  Maybe you think if you support X, it will result in Y.  Whatever it is?  Stop.  Step back.  Really look at what you’re doing and ask yourself one simple question: If this thing you are lending agenda support to succeeds… is it really something you want to see airtime devoted to? Do you really want it?  Do you really, truly like it?  Is it something that will negatively impact the characters, couples, stories, you really do watch Arrow for?  What do you think this will “get you”?  Because the answer will always be: No, it won’t.  No, it doesn’t.  And any possible way it can shaft you in your darkest, most paranoid nightmares… it will.

Do. Not. Agenda. Support. Anything.  It will backlash.  It will bite you in the ass.  It will make you sorry you ever thought of lending your support to it.  It will be a blackhole of despair for you, your favs, and anything else you can imagine. 

Agenda Support is the equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle.  By the time you figure out what you’ve flown into?  It’s already too late.  You’re dead in the water.

Originally posted by itsgeekylife

If something cannot succeed on its own, with its own fans, without bargaining, bribing, guilting, or blackmailing faux support from you?  It doesn’t deserve to be on the screen.  See Meritocracy in #1.  Reread it til your brain bleeds.


9. Our Support of Oliver/Felicity/Olicity Does *Not* Deny Anyone Else Their Voice.

“If Olicity fans would just shut up, I could be heard.”

Originally posted by selcandy

Every viewer of Arrow has the opportunity to be heard.  They have the same access to social media that we *all* do.  We all can be heard and make our opinions known.  Period. 

Olicity fans do not “silence” anyone.  Olicity fans social media presence does not mystically erase other voices. 

We are not responsible for how, if, or when other people do or do not show up to support their favorite things. 

We do not control anyone.  We speak for no one.  Each of us speaks only for ourselves.

If Arrow happens to develop things on the show that Olicity fans like, suggest, request, or support, doesn’t mean Olicity fans “made it happen.”  It means the network felt there was enough interest behind those ideas as a whole from the TOTAL VIEWERSHIP data to “go there.”

Contrary to popular belief, Olicity fans aren’t all powerful.  We aren’t the Oz behind the curtain.  What we are are people who love the show, get excited about the things we like, are vocal about that excitement, and make sure that we vocalize support for the things that increase our enjoyment of each and every episode.  We are not shy about sharing these thoughts, ideas, etc., with the show runners. 

Originally posted by bettermarketingideas

Just because we often happen to be in tune with the writers room/execs doesn’t mean the show does them *because* we suggested them. I hate to say it, Olicity fans, but it is wholly possible that we just have awesome fucking good taste.  Oh the heavy burden we carry in being visionaries for things that actually could make Arrow even more fun to tune in to each week.  (Ahem.  Donna Smoak.  SmoaknLance.)

If other people choose not to speak up, that’s their problem, not ours.  If they happen to like something the show decides to abandon or not do, that’s not our fault.

Meritocracy, remember?  Meritocracy.

Originally posted by undercoverstiles

Oh, and that “real fan” bullshit?  Has anybody realized the anti is always the one who gets to define what a “real fan” is and that it never, ever will include you or what you like?  I hope you have.  It’s bullshit of the highest, deepest, most odoriferous, steaming pile, and it is meant to do one thing: Invalidate you and silence you.

Originally posted by nerdreamer

Don’t fall for it.

You don’t have to have watched Arrow from the pilot to be a “real fan.”   You don’t have to have ever read a comic to be a “real fan.”  You don’t have to pass some secret society handshake in order to be recognized as a “real fan.”  You don’t have to have (or not have) a blog, Tumblr, Facebook, or be a member of this board or that forum to be a “real fan.”  You don’t have to have a zillion followers to be a “real fan.”  You don’t have to “be a name” in the fandom (whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean) to be important to the show or the show runners. 

Do you watch Arrow? Guess what?  Congratulations!  You’re a “real fan,” and hearty *&^% You to anybody who tells you different.


10. Be an Advocate for the things you like

You can’t go to a convention, follow a show person on social media, read an article, or watch an interview without hearing an actor or exec/writer thank their fans for supporting what they love, being there to campaign for them, showing the love for their character/story/couple because – in this age of social media and the 4th wall being torn down between viewer and show and competition from 900 channels + streaming devices like Netflix – being a positive, supporting fan can make the difference between your favorite show staying on the air, your favorite character/actor keeping their job, getting good story and (if the show has to make hard decisions) being the one shown the door.

So be excited.  Be passionate.  Be an outspoken fan.  Give yourself permission to like what you like. Somebody has a problem with that?  Too bad.  Forget them and move on. 

Be the fan YOU wish other people would be, Oliciters.  That means:

  • Remember that Oliver, Felicity and Olicity are part of Arrow.  Supporting it IS supporting the show.  There’s a reason the Olicity hashtag was mentioned in AdWeek in an article about 10 Tips To Creating the Perfect TV Show Hashtag.  Use it without shame and use it proudly.
  • Shipping sells.  Shipping is big business.  There isn’t a show out there that doesn’t embrace its shippers or understand the profit involved in finding a ship that works.  In fact, I’ve noticed an increase in various shows’ social media accounts using their ship tags much more frequently.  Gee. I wonder why.

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

  • There’s nothing wrong with romance.  There’s no shame in liking it.  It is not “less valuable” than any other storytelling element or part of Arrow (not masks, not action, not stunts, not drama).  There’s a reason romance stories are included in almost every show, movie, book, etc.  It. Sells.  Oh, and don’t buy that it’s only a ‘girl thing.’  Plenty of men like romance too.
  • Be an advocate for everything you love.
  • Be vocal!  Be loud and proud in that support.
  • Never, ever apologize for being that vocal fan or for engaging positively with the show/writers/execs/actors to show that support.
  • Never feel “bad” or “guilty” for showing positive support for what you love, for the show, or being an engaged fan.  Show no remorse for being an awesome fan.  Other shows would kill for this kind of engaged fandom.  Understand your worth to them and don’t let anyone tell you different.
  • SHOW UP!  Be there when there’s an opportunity to show your support for those things (polls, challenges, trends, contests, post responses, media taking viewer questions for spoiler columns).  See opportunity everywhere to show your passion & support.
  • Do not rely on other people to be that voice for you.  Don’t assume “someone else” will do it in your place.  Do not become complacent. Do not assume.  Never be silent. 
  • Do not absorb the anti/hater voice and accidentally brainwash yourselves into believing their junk.
  • Remember that every social media platform & everything you talk about is monitored, recorded, and reported.   Play Smart.
  • Create buzz only for the things you like & support.  Ignore stuff you don’t.  Silence is apathy.  Apathy is the only thing that networks see as “bad” feedback.  Love it or hate it, if you’re talking about it?  It’s all seen as good. 
  • Ignore haters.  Ignore antis.  Ignore trolls.  Block.  Mute.  Forget about them.  Most importantly?  Do NOT absorb their brainwashing rhetoric
  • Above all else, have fun.  Please.  Lock  yourself in your bubble if you have to.  Just find a way to recenter yourself on your own enjoyment, your own peace, your own sense of fun, and stay there.  Unfollow places/people/things that are negatively impacting you.  Be vigilante of your online experience and make it work for you.  Refuse to be a hostage to those who want to make your online time unpleasant or make you as unhappy as they are.  Do YOU, Oliciters, and let the rest of these people fight among themselves in a vacuum not worthy of your attention, energy, or focus (or added buzz).  They want attention?  Make them earn it themselves.

So go, Olicity fans.  Enjoy the rest of the season and the next.  Enjoy all the things about Arrow you love and do it with passion and fun and enjoyment.  Have fun out there!