just because i post something doesnt mean you have to comment on it

Langst i thought about late at night im sorry

ok so i don’t have a lot of evidence on this considering i don’t have screenshots and i really need to binge voltron again but im making this off of pure memory so hear me out ok? im porbably looking way too deep into this lmao

I think Lance feeling like he’s a seventh wheel is completely justified. 

Alright so everyone has had that moment where you make a joke and everybody just stay silent like it isnt funny, right? Well if you think about it, Lance has those moments every time he makes a joke or tries to lighten the mood, all of the time. Nobody really laughs at his comments or even pays much attention to them in the first place, only gets glares in return.

Now clearly, Lance usually cracks a joke for comic relief, but apparently no one else finds it funny. For example, he comes out of the pod after healing and everyone is happy to see him.  But as soon as he starts talking, people just groan and act like, “Oh, it’s that Lance, he hasn’t changed one bit,” and act clearly annoyed. Even his idol, Shiro, acts fed up with his shit- which in some cases is justified, but most times, it shouldnt matter, he’s just trying to be funny lmao.  Lance probably feels, unwanted, out of place, like he is the fifth wheel because no one really accepts him, and everyone finds him annoying.

Its not even just with Lance’s sense of humor, too.

People always think his ideas are stupid.

For example, the iconic scene where he keeps Keith from running straight into the danger that could get both of them killed, he suggests his alternate idea. Keith- who usually thinks Lance’s ideas are dumb, automatically jumps to the conclusion that his idea is going to be. Before he can argue, though, he works it out and sees that maybe Lance’s alternate route is a good idea. 

People disagree with the way he wants to complete something, in season 2, Lance comes up with the idea to form Voltron in a situation and everyone vouches against it, however 30 seconds later, they end up forming Voltron, like he said, anyway. 

Another reason, people also think little of him, they underestimate him, and that all starts with the Garisson. He was told that the only reason he ever got at his fighter pilot class was because his rival was kicked out of school, and without that he shouldnt have even been there. Again, he feels out of place, and like he doesnt belong. Then, his idol, his hero, Shiro, shows up, and when he finally feels like he has a purpose, like he could accomplish something amazing, but then Keith shows up. Even then, he doesnt give up, he is like “um excUSE ME BITCH I CALLED SAVING SHIRO FIRST” And once again, he doesnt want his rival that always beat him to do that once again. 

And again in season two, there’s clearly favoritism happening between Keith and Shiro, and Lance is jealous of course. Like, he finally gets to meet and work with his idol, and when he wants to go with Shiro on a mission, SHiro chooses Keith over him. Man, I wonder why he’s so overdramatic about it. Its not like he was treated the same damn way at the gaRISSON OR ANYTHING NAHH

No, but clearly, he has an inferiority complex, especially when it comes to keith, because he knows hes better than him in every way.

People in the show also deny that he has any good skills, and even he himself starts to believe it, when sorta venting to the yupper. (i die a little inside whenever i see it)

I loved it when shiro gave him praise for once because it was specifically for him and not directed at the whole time. It was good job LANCE

And honestly the pride on his face was so heartwarming like omg thank you shiro for ackowledging him

im probably going way off track but anyway 

daily dose of what its like in my mind 24/7 lmao

I hope in season 3 they kinda bring his insecurities up again as a sort of conflict i mean- with Keith possibly becoming Black Paladin, Lance is probably gonna be hella jealous and im sure thats gonna instigate a fight between them, and now theres not really a mediator. So. Fantastic…..

Guys i feel like a lot fo stuff goes right back to shiro, how lance probably aspires to be like him, or be good in his eyes and therefore be good for the rest of the team but hes having this inferiority complex because he feels unappreciated. Like hes just that annoying guy they dont really need and they could replace him if they wanted to, and keeping all of those thoughts hidden or masked by this confident facade is like

lance youre gonna break at some point 

I hope lance gets the recognition and the acknowledgement he deserves in season 3 i swear he better not be tossed under the rug.

Spotting Moftiss in a Lie

DISCLAIMER: Liespotting can be a bit imprecise. This post is based on research that scientists have gathered about how to tell if someone is being dishonest. PLEASE take this with a grain of salt, as even scientists tend to disagree on the signs at times. I tried to take the most agreed upon signs and analyze the first 1 minute and 30 seconds of the Cambridge Q&A. 

Okay let’s begin. 

1) FIND THE BASELINE

Before you can tell if someone’s lying, you need to know how they usually behave/tell the story. People usually deviate from their baseline behavior/story when they say something fishy. The baseline for us is Jan 31st when Moffat talks about season 4&5.

January 31st, 2014 on planning season 4&5:

MOFFAT:  Yes, we do.  It’s really [Season] 4 that we’ve got, but it throws forward to a terrifying [Season] 5.  It wasn’t a planned thing.  We had just got out of the rain and because we don’t have the lovely big trailers that Benedict and Martin have, we had to go sit in the accountancy department and we just talked about what we could do.  We just started having what I think are the best (set) of ideas we’ve ever had.  I think (they)’re just wild.  And when I say ideas, it’s what stories we’ll tackle, what big twists there will be, what gut punches there will be, and what surprises there will be, and I think it’s really exciting.

This behavior then deviates at the Cambridge Q&A on January 20th, 2017: 

Steven: Um, we-ahk- we’re not lying. We- we don’t know! We haven’t even sat down and, uh, uh, done any complicated graphs or sums yet. Uh, so, we really, really don’t know.
Mark: We are sitting down now. 

Steven originally says that they have planned season 4 and how it relates to the storyline of season 5. Then, Steven takes it back and says they haven’t even really thought about it. Then, Mark and Steven even discredit each other by saying that they haven’t sat down and are currently sitting down to discuss it. 

(Thanks to @worriesconstantly​ for the quotes!)

2) Non-verbal Cues

Fibs make you fidgety. Liars will scratch their noses, rub their necks, pick imaginary lint from their shirts

or repeatedly shift their position.

position 1 (steven’s legs crossed towards mark, both of marks legs on the ground)

position 2 (both of steven’s legs on the ground, mark’s legs crossed towards steven)

position 3 (both have crossed their legs towards each other)

position 4 (back to the original position) …all in under a minute

Liars may also maintain eye contact too well or consistently look away.

This is a very difficult thing to actually pinpoint. In my opinion, Moffat maintains too much eye contact while discussing season 5, Gatiss looks away far too often. I’ll leave this one up to your judgement. 

Liars also wring their hands due to feelings of guilt. 


and maintain closed off body language.

(mark’s crossed legs, steven’s hand covering his face, mark’s hands over his crotch, both of their palms are facing down, their bodies are facing each other rather than the interviewer)

Mark seems to be the worse liar in this case. When Steven starts to talk about not knowing anything about season 5, he immediately braces himself and death grips the armchair (better seen in video). Then, strokes his leg from thigh to knee with his palm down which signifies discomfort.


3) TOO MUCH DETAIL and QUALIFIERS

Lies make us chatty. A liar may talk a lot to win you over, but most of those extra sentences are fluff. 

See: the immediate evasion by talking about Dr. Who; the repetition of “we don’t know” (also seen as removal of individual responsibility), “who knows”, etc; and then the quick subject change to casting martin and ben despite no one asking them. 

AKA They evade the question by adding a lot of details that don’t matter. 

MOFFAT: But what you have to do is put out huge amounts of disinformation to try to bury all the secrets 

Phrases like “The truth is” or “To be honest” can mean that even if they aren’t lying to you now, they were earlier. 

see 1:15-1:17 of the video where they both say “honestly” right after one another despite NO ONE contradicting or fighting them. 

4) Finally, there is the Moffat admitting to his tendency to lie

Moffat: “In fairness, I say I’m going to lie, then I lie, and people still get mad at me” (Comic Con 2016 Panel)

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Individually, these signs may mean nothing. 

All of these signs in under 1:30? Plus their tendency to lie about the show?

I think it’s safe to say that something is UP. 

[Please feel free to comment and critique if you see something that is wrong as I am by no means an expert. :) ]

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sasuke & c-ptsd: a meta

okay so i talk a lot about this headcanon and i decided to finally do a detailed meta about it.

first and foremost, let’s talk about what c-ptsd is. c-ptsd stands for complex post traumatic stress disorder, a differing disorder from the more common ptsd. it’s worth noting that c-ptsd isn’t an officially recognized disorder in the DSM - it’s been deemed too similar to ptsd and bpd for its own diagnosis, but it’s still used informally and i believe has its merit. i have ptsd, and would describe it more specifically as c-ptsd.

anyway, onto the specifics, and what this means for sasuke himself:

1. the trauma

putting under a cut because this baby is looong and image-heavy. sorry if you’re mobile and it shows the whole thing.

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honestly what the fuck are you all doing? an exo8 comeback is definitely not what we wanted but you’re seriously going to go around saying you won’t support the comeback and that exo can “keep it”??? we’re all sad that he won’t be there but I won’t throw away the hard work of the other members because of this. Yixing is in exo, he’s not leaving. He should not be punished for skipping this comeback but the other 8 members should not be punished too. It’s not their fault. Exo needs to have a comeback, it’s been more than a year since their last studio album. They can’t go in the SM basement. They took so much time off, they rested but now it’s time to have a comeback. They need to stay relevant and they need the support from fans. Seeing comments like “where is Lay?” on Sehun’s last ig update is so stupid like, why are you doing this to him? He’s posting pics (or comeback spoilers) for THE FANS and all you do is ask something that wasn’t up to him and saddens him more than it saddens us

Better This Way (Chapter Three)

Long Update- almost 3000 words! Honestly you guys, if you don’t absolutely love Wade by the end of this chapter, then– you know what? No, you will all love him by the end of this chapter lol

Like and Reblog for me guys, share the love for this fic, and let me know what you think! All you new readers– I LOVE to hear from you! Hit up my ask box and let’s chat about the fic!

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Wade would never know how he made it back to his apartment with an armful of writhing, moaning Omega clinging to his neck, but somehow he did, and as soon as he kicked the door to his place shut again, he was making a beeline for his bedroom, carefully laying his friend out on his bed.

Alpha.” That long, lean body was moving helplessly, fingers digging into the covers, chest heaving with each breath. “Please help me. I need you.”

Wade closed his eyes and counted to ten before shaking his head. “You don’t need me, baby boy. Just need to get through this. How long is each heat wave? When will you get a break?”

“Twenty four hours.” Spidey was ripping at his gloves, trying to get undressed. “Twenty four hours then I’ll be done.”

“Alright, honey, now look.” Wade kept his voice soft, despite wanting to just growl and rip every shred of clothing off this desperate, needy omega. “I’m going to–fuck– okay I’m going to help you out of your clothes, but we need to leave your mask on alright? Clothes off, mask on, need you to tell me yes before I touch you, yeah?”

“Touch me.” The omega was pleading. “Oh fuck yes touch me please. Help me.”

God dammit. “Okay, you’re too far gone to make any decisions.” Wade yanked open his bedside drawer and pulled out lube and one of the toys he kept for when he was feeling extra amped up and didn’t have anyone to take the edge off. “So here. This will help. You’re gonna be fine.”

Wade changed his mind about helping the omega undress. That was too– the omega was too— damn he didn’t trust himself nearly that much so he turned and basically ran from the room, clicking the lock on the inside of the door before he shut it.

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Just to clarify

You don’t have to reblog my art. You don’t have to reblog anyone’s art. If you saw a drawing you liked and didn’t feel like putting on your blog, YOUR OWN PERSONAL blog, you don’t have to. I would not appreciate you any less.

I am SICK of tumblr trying to pressure people to reblog art to ‘support artists! uwu’. As an artist, Ive gone through years of 2 notes on 5 hour works. I still work hard on pieces that sometimes rarely get any attention. Popularity is something you have to earn, and it’s not a consistent thing. Just because you worked hard on something, doesnt mean other people have to reward you for it. It’s an extremely narrow minded and self-observed view to have.

Yes, I love it when people reblog my art with comments. Of course. Makes senses. But I’m not gonna force people to give me validation.

And don’t pull the ‘artists need recognition to get paid’ crap on me. Being an artist is more than being able to draw lines on a page. You need to know how to play the game. If you want an audience, if you want to make money out of your art, create content that strikes a cord with other people. Advertize yourself. Make connections. Sell yourself out a little. I’m sorry to break it you, but thats how the art industry works. It’s not different online. And if you’re actually good, or have something interesting to offer, an audience will eventually form.

Bottom line: stop thinking the world owes you something. Be thankful for each 'like’ you get, because a 'like’ is better than an ignore. And most importantly, stop making posts that guilt trip people who gave you support. Otherwise, you won’t even get the 'likes’.

13 things that piss off a Namjoon Stan

1. 

“HOW HAVE I JUST DISCOVERED THIS?!?!1″

When your minding your own business listening to Namjoon’s mixtape because that shit is fire and it is pure gold and all the comments are “wHY haVE I nOT SEeN ThIS ?!!11!!” “HOW AM I KNOwing abOUT thiS nOW!111″ and ur like how tf have you not listened 11 tracks and 4 mvs worth of blood, sweat & tears like……..

And its so annoying bc ALL THE COMMENTS ON THE MV ARE JUST SAYING HOW THEY JUST DISCOVERED IT

*okay i know that it isn’t your fault for not knowing something, and his mixtape and solo tracks were released before HYYH a.k.a their big blowup so when it did release recently only a few people knew, but sometimes I feel as if I’m the only one who knows these songs and its kinda like ehh do yall know bout namjoon or…

i’m namjoon and the annoying comments are Taehyung

2. “wHOSE YOUR BIAS!”
“Namjoon”
“oh..”

You know what I’m talking about. They say “why” but not as in like why do you like him but more like WHY TF WOULD U STAN SUCH AN UGLY MEMBER EWEWEW CHINJAAA OPPA MIANHAE SARANGHAEYO

and don’t get me started on how when you say your bias you feel uncomfortable and kind of ashamed (okay this stopped after they got popular and people started to appreciate joonie mini more, but I remember from debut to around boy in luv or danger this was a huge problem, now its not blesss)

3. PROTECTING THE SHIT OUT OF NAMJOON WHEN PEOPLE ATTACK HIM FOR HIS PAST MISTAKES AND PROBLEMATICNESS

GUYS I MADE LIKE 1993489748 RANTS ABOUT THIS, BUT I STAN NAMJOON BECAUSE HE MADE MISTAKES, APOLOGIZED, SUFFERED AND HELD RESPONSIBILITY AND MOVED THE HELL ON. 

SO I HATE WHEN NEW FANS OR ANTIS COMMENT ON OLD PROBLEMATIC VIDEOS , IM LIKE THIS AINT 2014 NO MO SUCK MY COCK, I EVEN MADE A FUCKING YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR GODDAMN SAKE

4. Trying really hard to not throw fists when your friends “joke” that he is ugly

5. Dealing with people who just see Namjoon as the sexy perverted member and nothing else. “DADDY FUCK ME HARD” “NAMJOON DADDY” “DADDD”

6. “IS RAP MON THE OLDEST” “RAP MON IS SO SCARY” “RAP MON IS MEAN”

This isnt much of a “problem” but i find it really funny when people think Namjoon is the oldest, like if he wasnt the leader he would be part of the maknae line. I admit before HYYH he had a really aggresive manly vibe (ugh hottt) but Namjoon was always such a cutie oml, how do some of yall find him scary. HE IS THE OPPOSITE OF SCARY

7. WHEN PEOPLE CAN’T PRONOUNCE “NAMJOON” FOR THEIR LIVING SHIT


ITS NOT NAEM JUNE OR NAYM JUNE OR NAME JUN

ITS PRONOUNCED FUCKING “Nahm-jun”LIKE OM NOM NOM THEN JUN AS IN SEVENTEEN JUN

 like having a foreign name is hard please atleast try make an effort 

8. “who names themselves rap monster”

A FUCKING MAN WHO EATS EVERY BEAT AND RHYTHM LIKE A MONSTER DUHHH

9.  “YOONGI IS WAY BETTER, SUGA IS WAY MORE TALENTED”

someone hold me back before I smack someone because I made a whole post regarding this, yall can’t sleep on Namjoon’s talent.

READ THIS ISSUE HERE

http://btsxlami.tumblr.com/post/149507693125/the-suga-is-a-better-rapper-than-rap-monster

10. “NAMJOON SHOULD LEAVE” “ot6″

OKAY HOW MANY TIMES I GOTTA SAY THIS

“BANGTAN SOYEONDAN WOULD NOT EXIST IF KIM NAMJOON WAS NOT ALIVE”

end of discussion

11. when you a intl fan who hates namjoon, but namjoon shows more intl appreciation than your whole ancestry line combined

12. dealing with that fan who doesnt directly but indirectly rejects namjoons existence

13. and most importantly what pisses us off the most is when Namjoon looks down on himself, saying that his mind will only be at peace if he knows that his music and life has made an impact of our lives, and the fact they he may not know that makes me uneasy.

This is personal but I stopped cutting and stopped my attempted suicide because of Namjoon’s mixtape and his v logs. He saved my life and he needs to know his life has a purpose and meaning.

“ Because it’s a life that you only get one chance with, I want to influence people endlessly, give hopes, and become someone who can become a dream. Until then, I plan to continue on forth. Because that will become something that confirms the worth to my existence to the world and something that can personally confirm myself as to who I am. “

-21.03.15

Kim Namjoon

anonymous asked:

I just felt they seemed a little uncomfortable and a bit unenthusiastic about the game like they're only playing it to keep the majority happy. This might be because I've seen other let's plays of the game from people who seemed to have more fun with it but I got the vibe that they were not really wanting to be there, which is absolutely fine! I did find some moments nice and entertaining but overall not my fave and idk about seeing it as a series. I'm open to others thoughts though!

idk? it was a bit too fanservice-y for my taste. just didn’t feel very genuine.

i’m going to respond to these before i write a post about what i loved about this video. to start, i’m genuinely surprised to hear that you thought dnp seemed uncomfortable or disengaged with the game. i couldn’t disagree more? to me a disengaged play through would be if they just read the dialogue really quickly, didn’t provide any commentary, weren’t amused by any of the plot developments, and generally seemed bored? but i honestly perceived them as being incredibly excited about this game. they reacted so positively to so much about it. they appreciated and acknowledged little details like the character design and the art, they really seemed to like that there was a deeper emotional backstory to the central character (dan almost seemed to like put himself in the shoes of the dadsona at one point, when considering how one would handle a situation in which their partner has passed away), they laughed pretty frequently at the dialogue, they had fun playing the bragging contest game, they actually took the time to think about the implications of each new character, discussing the pros and cons of their personalities. 

it’s hard for me to even envision what they would have needed to do to seem more engaged if i’m being honest. like i can’t imagine it? should they have ,, talked more? like? paused every few minutes to earnestly look each other in the eyes and say they’re having so much fun? i’m honestly baffled. to me, if anything, they seemed concerned about getting through each scene quickly but that seemed v obviously bc they wanted to make sure the video length wasn’t horrendous. it’s possible that their quick reading and clicking through each line of dialogue is what struck some people as disinterest? but idk how anyone could read through every bit of that dialogue (there was so fucking much holy shit!) and stay completely high energy and excitable about every line. imo, that approach is what would be fake, disingenuous, and over-performed. i appreciate that there may have been other youtubers who played this game and were much higher energy but that just doesnt seem like dnp’s general demeanor to me? i’d compare this game to their undertale play throughs bc of the sheer length and the amount of clicking around and reading they had to do. dnp, at least in my opinion, very rarely displayed high energy levels during undertale episodes. they would get excited when there were particularly intense fights or when something dramatic happened in the plot, but the vast majority of the game was them being super chill and clicking through the various screens, while still demonstrating that they were excited to see what would happen next and appreciative of all of the beautiful aspects of the game. hell, that’s also how they were in mark of oxin and that’s phil’s own game.  to me nothing about their demeanor in this vid was different than in those past longer vids that we know they genuinely liked, so comparing dnp’s energy levels to other youtubers just seems unfair bc thats just not how they’ve ever acted during longer play throughs. 

im gonna be honest that to me this fear that dnp secretly hated this and were doing it all for the sake of the audience seems more like a product of a general fandom insecurity, namely that if dnp are doing anything remotely queer then it must be to please fans. i hate this audience instinct so much bc it doesnt leave room for the possibility that, hey, dnp might actually be queer and be totally okay with the occasional queer-seeming comment or remark or, in this case, play through of a pretty queer game on their gaming channel. if they’re really so down to please fans with queer content lbr they wouldve cashed in on a fucking chapstick challenge five years ago. i understand that in this case the game genuinely was such a popular fan request and they may not have played it if the audience hadn’t requested it so much (and also if nearly every other gaming youtuber hadn’t already played it), but i think the concern is unwarranted. if dnp were really uncomfortable with a game, they just .. wouldn’t play it. like. (i feel like i say this so often on this blog) they’re in control of their brand and their content. they’ve passed on playing plenty of immensely popular fan requests before (life is strange? mystic messenger? monopoly live stream?) in summary: just bc fans want dnp to do something, it doesn’t mean that dnp inherently don’t want to do it. 

to me there is nothing but positivity to be taken from the fact that dnp felt comfortable playing this, that there wasn’t a shred of discomfort or quibbling over the fact that it was a game about dudes dating dudes, that instead they treated it as completely normal, as just a totally valid, run of the mill (if not exceedingly wholesome and cute) dating simulator. that speaks volumes to me about their growth, about how far they’ve come with what they’re willing to share and explore in their content, about the fodder that theyre okay with providing for audience assumptions and analysis and gifs and screenshots and squealing in caps lock. if they were maybe a tad bit more aware of the audience whilst playing, that just makes sense? this game is pretty much breaking a boundary for them, and they knew going in that it would be discussed to death by their viewers. but i’d rather focus on the fact that there wasn’t a singular comment from either of them that communicated they were uncomfortable or that tried to dilute the queerness of the game. instead they honestly kind of reveled in it? they went out of their way to express what they liked about each new man they saw? they were completely positive and empathetic about a situation in which a man was raising his child on his own after his male partner died? they commented on the dudes’ appearances like it was second nature?

idk. to me it’s awesome, emotional, and incredibly uplifting that they played this game at all, even though they could’ve easily just skipped this fad altogether. but the best part is that they didn’t just play, they seemed to have fun playing, they seemed to really appreciate it. i don’t think they could fake that. they’ve never been v good at acting :) 

anonymous asked:

sooo i read all of ur scenarios literally under 30 minutes and i loved one of the first ones u did where their s/o thought the guys were gonna hit her? (is that worrying that i liked that) i mean i liked it in a sense that the guys reassured her etc and i was thinking if you could either do reactions or a scenario to when kuroo, oikawa, iwai, kyoutani and suga hit their s/o in the heat of the moment during a fight? like it doesnt have to be a heavy hit or just a harsh shove or something

I’m sorry for taking literal months to do this, and thank you for your patience! I took a more boys-oriented perspective this time, so I’m not quite sure this turned out how my original post was, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.


He knows he plays rough sometimes. Kuroo’s not a naturally harsh person and to him, you’re the one person besides his family that he holds closest to his heart because of how well you two fit together. The only way he knows how to go about that is to keep you as close to him as possible and do his best to make your days a little brighter, a little happier.

Any dreams about him being your saving grace vanishes the moment he sees your expression when you fold into yourself at an angle, winded from the heavy hit of his arm against your collar. It’s not a punch, he knows, it’s not a slap either, but it’s contact that’s hard enough to bruise and his image is beginning to blur from the sheen of tears that well up against your will.

Shit-” he starts forwards, his arm reaching out to you but it freezes in its place when you level it with an icy glare. Kuroo lets it drop to his side, limp and useless, much like his mind, and his mouth opens and closes, mute and with apologies that struggle to surface all at once. He picks one, but it’s inadequate no matter how he turns it over over on his tongue.

“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to,” he attempts, insistent and desperate, “fuck, how bad did I hurt you?”

There’s all bone and little meat on you, and the imprint of his knuckles grows a little pink on the edge of purple against the bare part of your chest. It looks like you got mauled, even if nothing on your face will give away the pain, he imagines that on himself and winces. Kuroo’s too afraid to spook you further so he stays stock still, but he aches inside when you take a protective step back from him.

“I’m okay.” You say, and his heart cracks from how readily you tell him. “I’ve had worse.”

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I dont usually make comic strips and im really bad at it. But at some point this depressing thoughts just consumed me. 

(this will be a long rant and post)**As much as I dont want it to get to me, it does. And its really hard to get away. Im no saint either, I can get hurt and I can get jealous. I have had so many thoughts when seeing other artist or cosplayers, eventhough I tried not to think badly sometimes It just comes. I have had so many thoughts where I see other artists and feel that my art is not good enough or sometimes think that why some people get recognized more than what I do? As much as I dont care about notes or likes to be honest I do sometimes, because it still gets to me that the more likes and notes u get, the better your art is. I put so many details, i took so many days but it didnt get as much appreciation as I thought it would be. Sometimes I feel that I tried my best and I put a lot of accuracy to my costumes, I make it as neat as possible, as straight as possible and as accurate shape as possible. But people just dont look at it and dont appreciate it. But again I cant expect people to look at these stuffs and expect them to like my stuffs. “Do what you like and if you put your heart enough people will for sure notice!” thats what people say, but in reality it doesnt work like that. I just cant help thinking that my stuffs are not good enough. Is it my personality sometimes? is it my art? do they not appeal? do people not like it? what do ppl think about it? I just cant get my head around it. This goes on and on, I cried and Ive gone through depression because of this. There are so many things I want to say but I dont think its necessary to put all in here.

However, As much as these things consumed me. Ill go back and see the people that supports me too. It might not be as much as other people have, but They mean a lot to me. All these messages I got from my store review, tumblr messages, comments and etc. I read them all. I never really thank enough for it. Its selfish of me to think about all these negativity, but sorry that i couldnt help it. But again, because of you guys, no matter how many times I go through these stages, I stands up again. Like I say I cant thank you enough for all your supports, they always made my day and it whats keep me going!.

So from the bottom of my heart I would like to THANK ALL OF YOU for supporting me up until now, It keeps me motivated and I will try to do better to improve!

Im posting this to remind me also to never forget the support ive received and hopefully I can lessen all these negative thoughts in the future.

T’challa x POC!Reader x Sam Wilson

so i saw somebody request something like this (it was a request for sam/reader/steve) on @lady-thor-foster and i got inspired so whoever requested this on @lady-thor-foster ‘s blog this is for you lol

-cuddles

-hot steamy cuddles

-disgustingly hot cuddles

-forehead kisses

-erik killmonger: jealous ex

-erik wanting t’challa back in black panther but little does he know he has two new main bitches

-sex is grrrreat (thats all imma say about that)

-obviously your family was weird about you being in a polyamorous relationship but who isnt

-youre on the cover of the essence magazine at least once a month

-”best black woman of the month”

-”why is she so great”

-”she has TWO strong black men”

-”AND she has NO heat damage”

-those were the little headline thingys if u didnt understand

-”what the hell is this white nonsense”

-seeking refuge in wakanda to get away from wakanda

- or alternately, watching from wakanda ,with your two chocolate husbands, while america sinks into chaos

-”babe why don’t you just buy their country and make the whites slaves”

-(lol i realize i shouldnt write that because of all the butthurt white people but idgaf this post is for POC)

-”they are not ready for our technology yet they still have iphones i dont think they will ever be ready” -t’challa

-”whys your phone ringing so much bby” -you

- “erik’s thristy ass wants me back” -t’challa

-”block his ass”

-”u right”

-(if u can cook) sam and t’challa love your cooking

-bitch (pretend) you can throw the fuck down

-(for my zoes) griot, plaintains, beans and rice, sos pwa, soup joumou (for new years) 

-(if u cant cook) u can microwave a mean beef patty bitch 

-sam can def cook (i headcanon him from being form new orleans)

-t’challa with his perfect ass cooks for you (ramonda raised him right) actually all men in wakanda can throw down 

-they respect your boundaries

-they listen to you

-you listen to them

-you all accomadate and help with each others mental illness

-when your anxiety gets bad sam and t’challa will help (by doing whatever you prefer being done for you when anxiety becomes a lot)

-when ur depressed sam and t’challa will either cheer you up or put you to sleep by giving you tea and cuddles (or vodka and cuddles your choice i like the former though)

-sams real goodat helping with the depression

-and t’challas good with sensory overloads (as he experiences them himself)

-they help when you get sensory overloads (if u have them im just trying to add in as many as possible god i would love to have sam wilson and t’challa there to help me when i ahve sensory overloads)

-your mom wants you to have a nigerian wedding (is it just my mom but like my mom watches so many nigerian movies on youtube and its so suspect like is anyone elses mom like this)

-you constantly have to reiterate that neither sam or t’challa are nigerian

-your mom loves sam but doenst like t’challa

-(if u have a grandma) and your grandmother loves t’challa but dislikes sam

-they both get so tight after family gatherigs with your family

-”why doesnt your grandma like me sweet cheeks”

-”she doenst like anyone…….except t’challa”

-”why doesnt your mom like me babe”

-”maybe its the fact that youre not nigerian”

-”should i pretend to be?”

-you end up having a ‘nigerian’ wedding just to get your mother off your back for the rest of your life

-walks around the palace with sam on your left and t’challa on your right (hands held of course)

-wakandan media loves you (they were a bit skeptical at first because you are american but quickly got over it after they got to know you)

-y’alls arguments are explosive

-but the makeup sex is nuclear (or makeup cuddles ur choice)

-lol i had to

-y’ll are very domestic 

-yall spend your days petting cats, eating good food, laughing at bucky in cryo, making fun of each other, teasing sam about birds, teasing t’challa about cats, having sex( unless u dont want to), coming up for names for the white messes (aka the avengers team) sleeping and watching world of dance (have yall seen that its so good who do you think is gonna win and also why is diana pombo still there and the jabbawockees really should of won the duel)

-like yalls life really is good

-when sam and t’challa have fights with each other Both of them are going on the couch

- y’all are like the best trio out there even better than kylie, kim and kendall and you didnt even need pepsi or eyeshadow and contour to do it (thats was a joke….laugh)


love yall so much check out the rest of my blog for different headcanons like these, follow me and comment on this! i really love seeing yalls comments theyre great

@lunaaltare @soft-tchalla @thenomadsbeard @samallcapswilson @falcondiment @samwichwilson @zamnwilson @captainafroelf

Spoon theory

me and isi @isisisak like to yell at each other abt who is big and lil spoon in evak and we have decided that both do both, #equalspoons, here is just some words about it

situations in which isak is the big spoon:

-even still sometimes has a habit of getting up in the middle of the night, and isak doesnt like waking up to an empty bed with no idea where even has disappeared off to. its not that isak doesnt trust even, because he really really does, he’d just rather not wake up to an empty bed ever. if he gets to be the big spoon he can pull even closer against him and stop him going anywhere. at this point in their relationship he can always tell when even’s gonna have one of those nights where he’s slightly more restless than usual, and they both know it calms him and helps him sleep better if isak is curled around his back, one arm around his waist and his face pressed in the back of even’s neck (its not always 100% effective. isak is a heavy sleeper and sometimes even wriggles out early in the morning. in these situations when isak wakes up, he ends up having to be the big spoon while standing up, while even makes them breakfast. this usually earns him the affectionate nickname of koala or monkey, depending on how even’s feeling)

-sometimes, even has really bad days when he doesn’t have energy for a n y t h i n g. all he can do is snuggle under the blankets and try and shut his brain up. isak knows he can’t really do anything in this situation, its just the horrible part of even’s illness that comes out sometimes, but they also both know that it feels at least a little bit like something if isak gets to be the big spoon, so he can hold even close, keep him safe and warm and held, so that even knows he isn’t alone because he can feel isak around him, and the rational part of his brain, althhough it can get buried pretty deep under the heaviness of depression, knows that isak loves him so much and is always always going to be here for him

-sometimes even has days he wouldn’t call bad bc he knows with his sickness what really bad days are. but he has had a confrontation with someone, his parents fought (even tho even wouldn’t admit this bothered him to the extent it does), a teacher was unfair or any little thing that adds to that day being draining or annoying. he sometimes pulls isak’s arm around him then and sometimes just falls asleep on his side and when he wakes up there is a warm warm boy wrapped around him (sometimes arms aren’t enough and there’s also a leg around him, its like a cage but he warm kind where you don’t want to leave and if you have to pee well you better hold it, bc that soft boy sleeps like a rock once he managed to fall asleep)

situations in which even is the big spoon:

-isak has his fair share of sleepless nights too, he doesn’t like to admit it bothers him this much but when he has a test coming up that he isn’t prepared enough for (and who’s fault is that, even?) he won’t be able to sleep much the night before. being the little spoon in this situation won’t always help him sleep, but it will help him relax to feel even pressing soft kisses into his hair, whispering quiet words of encouragement and love in his ear because “you’re going to do incredible baby, i know it” and “i love you so so much and i’d love you even if you got a 1″

-sometimes, to his own annoyance, isak gets affected by comments on his sexuality. it pretty much doesn’t happen any more, and isak is so so proud of being gay now, and even prouder that he has such a wonderful boyfriend by his side always (even if not always in a physical sense) one day, they meet jonas’ old friend elias in the street, and isak is so happy to be able to say loudly, “yes, elias, i am gay. is there a problem?” while holding his boyfriends hand and makingg no attempt to be subtle. but later that night it all comes out. even asks isak what exactly was that guys deal, and isak explains (just a few comments here and there, nothing that he should be getting worked up about) except he does get worked up, and even feels a bit useless to be honest, he wants to feel like he can protect isak somehow, so he wraps isak up in his arms, safe and sound, and draws little patterns onto isaks stomach as he waits for his breathing to steady and his eyes to close.

-when Isak is drunk he is always very cuddly and somehow suddenly looks about 20cm smaller (which even would never say out loud, his life means something to him, thank you very much) and also very needy for affection. so before drunk iiak goes to sleep he buries his face in even’s chest and demands that even is stroking his hair (which would happen anyway bc drunk isak purrs like a little kitten when he does that but hes ‘just following orders here’) and when he fell asleep he’ll turn around and end up being the little spoon.


and there you have it

some days (or rather nights but also NAPS are a thing so) its a conscious decision and some it’s an instinctive thing.

if you need clarity on other situations or scenarios please write one of us

Spoon Scientists out ✌

anonymous asked:

Hey guys! I wanted to know how was the fifty shades darker movie? Was it decent or was it really bad like some people are saying?

Omfg.

I actually have intense complicated thoughts on Fifty Shades.

I’ve been obsessed with the rise and fall story of Fifty Shades, mostly because I’m a fanfiction writer myself and super - SUPER fucking familiar with the community and it’s inner workings. 

LONG POST AHEAD. 

The tale of HOW and WHY Fifty Shades even hit bestseller is amazing. AD I SEE IT HAPPEN EVERYDAY ON AO3. Like, keeping your fanfic chapters to a couple thosand words, updating weekly, and commenting on comments for your fic to up the comment count (something I refuse to do for this very reason) is a VIABLE method to staying on the top list of any fandom on any fanfic hosting website. Even if you only have the same 10 people commenting on your fic, fic you comment back, 20 comments per chapter nad have 60 chapters? Thats 1200 comments! FUCKING INSANE. I see it everyday. I think every fanfic reader/writer knows that ONE STORY thats ALWAYS on top, for this reason alone, even when (JUST LIKE EL JAMES) the writing is horrendous. 

So! When I researched all of this once the book was released and had all that controversy about BDSM I was both suprised, impressed and horrified. Suprised that a fanfic had even MADE it this far. Impressed because, you got to give the girl kudos. Having her original fanfic readers comment and rate her book on amazon with copy pasta reviews and skyrocketing her to #1 is ingenious. It is, from a marketing stand point its amazing. And of course, I was horrified and dissapointed that with all the fanfics out there, it had to be this one. Not only was the writing terrible, but its a terrible terrible representation of the bdsm culture and community. 

Do not misunderstand me; The Fifty Shades books are horribly written and super problematic. 

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xxsnowchildxx  asked:

A definite yes to preggy TaeTae. He's such a cutie ♡♡

Ohhh i hope this is for the wolf au!! Im on mobile right now so please excuse any mistakes ill try to come back and edit them when i get on my laptop.

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A pregnant Taehyung is actually a little bit of a mess. He’s still trying to figure out how to be an omega and now paired with being pregnant, its really not easy.

Especially because male wolf pregnancies are a lot harder and shorter than normal pregnancies. Male omegas go through body changes where their insides shift to be able to hold the pups and not only that, they also have to deal with shots and other medicine to help them make certain hormones needed to help their pups.

The beginning for Taehyung is especially hard. He gets these cramps that often leave him curled into a ball and whimpering until Yoongi comes back home from the studio and holds him. The first time it happens he’s actually really fucking scared something is wrong with him but is quickly assured by his doctor that its normal as its just his body preparing him.

Yoongi spends most of his nights cuddled up by Taehyung while he rubs his omegas stomach with a warming lotion.

When the cramps aren’t hitting him though its really nice. Of course his tummy takes some time to grow but that doesnt stop Yoongi from placing his face near Taehyungs stomach and talking to his unborn pups.

“Hey babies its daddy, take it wasy on your papa okay?”

Taehyung giggles and runs his fingers through Yoongi’s hair as he listens to his alpha. He’s a bit scared because his doctor has told him male omega can have up to five pups at a time but he knows no matter what Yoongi will be his support.

Taehyungs craving are actually funny too. He makes whatever member is with him at the time try anything he’s eating. Poor Jimin gets the worst of it as he’s extra protective over his best friend and spends the most time with him. One time Jimin is forced to try watermelon and peanutbutter and he almost cries while Taehyung happily eats.

He starts showing around the two month mark. It’s not super super noticeable but his shirts are starting to fit a bit tighter and his bump is viewable from the side. It makes the alpa in Yoongi growl with a new kind of possesiveness because those are HIS pups inside of HIS omega. He especially likes it when he catches Taehyung napping on their bed shirtless and cradling his tummy.


On the fourth doctors visit they find out they are expecting three pups! Taehyung is happy but a bit scared while Yoongi is grinning with pride because his omega is strong enough to give him that many pups on the first try. He spends more time than normal that night talking to his pups.

“One of you has to he an alpha okay? So you can keep your papa safe while I’m working on songs.”

When BTS is scheduled to have a comeback, Taehyung is already four months pregnant and heavily showing. He’s wadling around now and his feet swell more but that doesn’t stop him from going to practices and supporting his members even if he can’t really dance along. The pups tend to kick more whenever the members are practising one of the Cyphers and Taehyung giggles because obviously his babies have good taste.

There’s also a lot of baby bump pictures on twitter. Taehyung loves to post little videos of things on his belly so fans can see how the babies kick.

There are a few moments when Yoongi has to hold Taehyung as he sobs because his hormones are a mess and he’s read some mean comments online. Wolves arent a new thing to the public but male omegas that are pregnant are and that often gets haters. Eventually he just stops reading them and focusses on his supporters.

“Hey Yoonie, how long are omega typically pregnant?”

Yoongi’s in the middle of rubbing Taehyungs swollen feets when he pauses.

“Well its usually around six to seven months.”

Yoongi grins as he can smell the excitment coming from Taehyung. Soon they’ll be able to meet their babies!!

Around five months Yoongi notices that Taehyung has been smelling him more. Its not that noticeable really but he of coursw catches it right away. Taehyung is wearing his shirts more and holding to his face when he’s reading or watching anime. It makes him feel a type of way because he’s read omega only do that as a form of comfort. He pulls Taehyung into a hug so the omega can just bury his face into Yoongi’s neck instead and smell him better.

While it’s not really possible to be able to tell if the pups are going ro be alpha beta or omega until they are born, Yoongi and Taehyung are excited to find out one of their babies is for sure stronger than the others and might definitely be alpha.

Its not all pretty though. Yoongi sighs a bit as he’s cuddling with Taehyung in their sleep and he wakes up to a crying Taehyung and a wet spot on him. He already knows Taehyung must have had an accident as he is bigger now and its not as easy for him to get up when needes. He gently gets up and changes his omega and himself and the sheets and spends some time assuring Taehyung that its normal and no he’s not gross its all apart of being pregnant.

When Taehyung does go into labor its just a wild ride. He’s in the dorm alone because the members are at a music recording and he’s trying to relax in the bath tub when he feels a sudden pain. Its sharp and directly to his stomach and his instincts kick in right away. He reaches for his phone and calls his personal manager and with some help they get him to the hospital. As soon as Yoongi hears that Taehyung is in delivery he leaves the show without even taking his mic off.

The alphas heart breaks when he arrives to the hospital and sees that Taehyung is curled up in a ball on his side crying. The omega has an iv in his hand and other things connected to him and Yoongi waste no time going to his omega side and doing as best as he can to hold him through his pain.

When it’s actually time for Taehyung to deliver he has to have all the cords taken out so he can shift into his wolf form. After his shift its just a blur of crying and slick and whimpering.

The first pup is a male omega they name Sangmin. The second another male omega, this one though is special because his eyes are the same striking blue that Yoongi’s wolf are. They name him Sanghyuk. Finallt the hardest time Taehyung has is with their last child. It’s bigger than the rest and Taehyung has to take breaks because he just cant. Finally though, she comes out and wow a female alpha. They name her Sunmi.


(Well we finally have the pups! Let me know if you want me to continue life with the pups!)

im just going to make this post right now and try to not say any more about this whole subject (we’ll see how that goes though yikes,,,)

just to clEAR THINGS UP: im not hating on riley. she apologised, cleared up the misunderstanding within her post, and explained herself. but i want to use this situation right now to highlight what i think our fandoms fault is, and this rEALLY REMINDS M E OF IT

we want everyone to think the same way, and some people (hi not gonna name names but im sure u could guess a couple) are practically force-feeding ideas to (especially new) aroha. if i were to put it into my own words: its brainwashing. we’re telling people that what they think is wrong. we’re telling people that “if you dont think this way (aka dont sexualise astro) then get out”. i completely understand that we want to keep this image of a fandom as being pure, unproblematic, but we’re having the opposite effect. anyone who has these thoughts is practically being forced to keep them to themselves because if they do say anything that they genuinely think and doesnt align with what some of the “”bigger blogs”” say, then they’ll be practically, in a sense, kicked out of the fandom. abandoned by people.

from my actual personal experience: i was spoon-fed this idea that NOTHING sexual abt astro AT ALL was to ever be said, and if u did say anything u werent a real aroha and u didnt love them :( it wasnt until this year that i realised this mentality is !!!! stupid !!!!! before becoming an aroha, i had absolutely no opinion on the matter. i didnt care about sexualising, i didnt care about shipping, i didnt care abt smut or anything of the like. if people wanted to enjoy that, that was their decision and not mine. when i did join aroha, i was practically told that “our fandom is so good because we dont sexualise members !! sexualising members is bad bad and shouldnt ever be done so we dont do it!”, but what i failed to recognise at the time is that there are people out there who dont believe in this at all. there were people out there who couldnt share their own thoughts and ideas, because they feared receiving hate.

rather than becoming a fandom who accepts anyone and everyone and what they believe in, we’ve become a fandom that supports a one-track mind, everyone believe in the same cause and having no different opinions from eachother. we’ve shunned people for having some kind of humanly trait, we’ve shunned people for being attracted (sexually !!) to someone, despite it being human !!!!!! we’re failing to realise the flaws in our thought process, we’re failing to recognise the aroha who can’t speak out, we’re failing to accept what comes with being on the internet.

this isnt something that has come to mind solely because of riley’s original post. this has been a long-standing issue within our community that many people have noticed (wow guys its not just me), and to be honest, i think its about time we opened up our minds.

im not saying this means u gotta go read up on some smut aaND GET  DO WN N DIR TY. in fact this change doesnt have to affect you at all, and it never had to affect anyone in the first place. you had the choice to block whatever made you uncomfortable (um note: you isnt directed at anyone in particular im just trying to be impactful on you, the reader), you had the choice to ignore what made you uncomfortable. in some circumstances, it almost seems as though this “quest to protect astro because theyre all babies and need protecting from lots of girls most of whom are younger than them !!!!” has been some kind of gross competition to be the best aroha, to be the morally correct and protector™ aroha. its become less and less about genuinely caring about astro, and more “what can i do today to prove that im an ok person”.

i think that as a community, we are smart and respectful enough towards astro to know where to draw the line. personally, anything on tumblr (unless its about a minor) is fine for me. the artists dont see it, and therefore dont know and dont care about it. where i personally draw the line though is places where they may often check - twitter (specifically in the astro tag and replies to their own tweets), youtube comments, fancafe, etc. tumblr just isnt a place where idols are going to see it. i’ll hold this view until any member of astro specifically states that such comments, jokes, and statements make them uncomfortable. just as we can’t assume what aroha are comfortable with, we cannot assume what astro are comfortable with, AND THIS IS IMPORTANT. it is not your duty as a fan to “protect” them. your duty is to support them and love them. gentle reminder that theyre NOT FIVE. if something bothers them, they are in fact old enough to speak out for themselves

please, aroha, i know we can be respectful for one another, even if our opinions and views differ. i would absolutely hate for such a trivial matter to split aroha into 2 groups, because in the end we’re all here to support and love astro.

thank u and good night

(ps yes i expect to get some backlash for this lol and im here to take other opinions and views into account though. i understand that different things will  make different things uncomfortable. thats fine. ur human. how u react to it is important tho)

anonymous asked:

i love your blog but tbh i dont get the whole dreads thing. i mean im black and honestly for me this is just a hairstyle. 2 of my white friends wear dreads and theyre like the sweetest people ive ever met and they look so great with them!! my parents moved so we dont live in an area with other black people so maybe i was raised in a different way.i love that our world changed so much that i can live my life like everyone else but i think people are trying too hard and are triggered by everything

Your experience as a black person does not diminish how other black people feel about the subject. It’s probably because of the environment you were raised in that you feel this way and I won’t dog you for it but that doesnt mean everyone else is trying hard to be “triggered”.

I was actually reading your message with a very open mind until the last part. Here I’ll tell you a little story. 

Believe it or not I totally understand how you feel, why? Because I was raised in two different environments. For exactly half of my life I lived in africa and grew up in an environment where I wasnt “other”, my hairstyle was the norm and so were my clothes. Therefore when I first learned about people complaining about people who weren’t Africans appropriating African clothes I always rolled my eyes and wondered “why are you guys so extra? it’s just clothes”. 

Then I moved to the United States, not only was I made fun of for speaking my native language but people always commented on my outfits and my hairstyles. As a young child this is emotionally damaging. There is a reason these memories have stuck with me despite having been a mere child. I closed myself up and till today I suffer from social anxiety. I went from an extroverted child to someone who didn’t even dare to raise my hands in class or talk to my classmates. The effects of how people are treated because of how they are perceived have a lasting effect on them.  

Now when I see the same people who once laughed at me wearing things from my culture which I felt pressured to stop practicing because of the way I was treated for practicing it just because it’s “cool” it angers me because not only are they using my people as a way of profiting but they’re just doing it as a fad, while I as a person who IS the culture had to hide myself. Of course if they would actually advocate for the treatment of children like me, and live in my home country where my people gave it to them, I would totally be fine with it, hell I’m planning on getting all my friends stuff from my home country as a gift but that’s me deciding to give it them and me being like girl you betta go.

I wouldn’t mind the dread thing, or the african article thing if we were being treated equally and none of us suffered due to what we wear on our heads or bodies, sadly that’s not the world we live in therefore it’s something to complain about.

anonymous asked:

People call Anne rice crazy and as someone new to the fandom can you explain? Also everyone says the books get bad could you explain?

Thanks for the question! First off, though, as a disclaimer: I am nowhere near an Expert on Anne Rice Fandom Shenanigans, as in the relative scheme of things, I am an infant in this fandom’s timeline (I’m twenty). Asking the lovelies, @vraik or @anton-mordrid or @i-want-my-iwtv would be best, as they’re Certified and Respected Olds and were around in the Dark Ages of the Internet,  for the Spec Massacre. Certified Olds or people with more Know please add to this post if I’ve missed something or to add your two cents.

That being said, the reason why Anne Rice is a bit quarrelsome (I don’t want to use “cr*zy”) is because, well, the kindest way to put it is that she’s a bit of an ego-maniac. 

During the fledging days of fan-fiction on the World Wide Web, Anne Rice declared that all fan fiction was stunting to her writing process, illegal, immoral, (*insert here*) and all fan-fiction of her works should be PERMA-BANNED 5EVA. To the point she had a team of lawyers sent Cease-And-Desist letters to fan-fiction writers and FanFiction.Net pulled all works in the Vampire Chronicles tag and still doesn’t allow works to be published under that category. That’s also where the putting-disclaimers-before-fics originated from, btw. You can read about it on the FanLore.org page

It’s funniest because Anne Rice literally wrote Jesus Christ fan-fiction and Sleeping Beauty BDSM smut AUs. (Both of which are awful, sorry, I’d rather read sexier and much better written fan-fiction).

I’m not sure exactly when she dropped the whole fan-works issue, but when I initially went searching for VC fan-fiction as a fledgling in 2010, I found absolutely nothing outside of snippets on DeviantArt or hidden within ancient late 1990s dot.com websites and geocities pages.   

She even put a full-page advertisement in a newspaper urging people not to see the Interview With the Vampire movie because it starred Tom Cruise as Lestat, which she quickly redacted.

She also straight-up refuses to have an editor. For any of her works. As someone whose been writing since I was about eight-years-old and is currently doing a Creative Writing degree and hoping to do a publishing masters, this is mind-bogglingAnne Rice refuses to have an editor at all – she has an “agreement” with her editor that she isn’t to touch “a single word” of the manuscript or change it in anyway. This is phenomenally stupid and the complete opposite of what an editor is supposed to do. If you ever want to publish – DO NOT DO THIS. We are here to help, not hinder. It’s probably why all her novels starting at the Tale of the Body Thief have weird rambling plots, no to little character development, out-of-character behaviour of key characters, and a sense of naff about them. (Though this is my opinion and you can have a different one; I’m just Salty). EDIT: to answer your question, there is a consensus the series seems to death-spiral worse and worse either with TotBT or after TotBT; I’m in the with category. It does come down to opinion, I love the Pandora and Vittorio novels, but other than that, I don’t consider any others “true” VC novels. 

Nowadays, Anne has mostly stuck to being a dictator on her FaceBook page with her “People of the Page”. She replied to one of my comments once, but I honestly can’t remember what. It’s not uncommon for people to get blocked and banned from her Page for the most benign of comments, and she occasionally reposts fan-art of her characters she likes. 

With the new VC television series in the works, a lot of people (myself included) are waiting in a sense of trepidation about new fans coming into the fandom – not because “ew new fans!” (I love new fans, please come, we want you) but because of how they’re going to be received by Anne. New Fandom is different to Old Fandom, and fans are more comfortable creating works and sharing them more boldly than the Specs of Old, and also with holding content creators and their works Responsible for “wrongs” or whatever – both of which should be said, Anne’s works are kinda racist, kinda sexist, sometimes feels it fetishises homosexual men, and sexualise teenagers/children. 

How she’ll react nobody knows. But previous behaviour dictates it may warrant some popcorn and a jumbo-cup of something strong.