just got used to

i wish it didnt cost so much money to cook dirt

Today on ‘things that could be great but WOW FAIL’: the tumblr mobile app

What @staff thinks we want:

  • 'best stuff first’ feature (bonus points for a fucked up dash even when the feature is turned off)
  • grouped notifications
  • recommended posts with content that has a 0% overlap with the blogger’s actual interests (bonus points if the rec is for a ship/character the blogger can’t stand and has never once reblogged)
  • sponsored posts, advertising icky stuff or shit no one cares about (bonus points if the ad is actually Chinese. More bonus points if the blogger isn’t)
  • tag search that produces about half of the posts that actually exist in the tag

What we actually want:

  • a dash that shows ALL the posts in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
  • single notifications so we can read people’s tags on reblogs without GOING MENTAL
  • the possibility to blacklist tags. Seriously. Using the app would be about 537% more enjoyable if we just didn’t have to see THIS SHIT™
  • no icky dating ads, no stuff that screams 'fishy scam’ and maybe also in a language the blogger actually understands? YOU KNOW WHERE I AM how is this so hard?! (bonus points for NO ADS AT ALL)
  • a reliable tag search (bonus points if it also had an 'exclude words’ feature)

Not directly app related, but for additional brownie points, you could also consider giving us

  • the possibility to send asks and reply to posts from side blogs
  • 'unrebloggable’ posts (for personal stuff, selfies, etc that we’d like to share on our blog and ours alone)
  • a 'sticky post’ function, so we could fix important things right at the top of the blog

wow…

one year ago this week, on a whim, for no reason?, i looked at rick and negan on ao3. i remember going to the movies and looking out into the parking lot and thinking about it. how it was weird and how i didnt like the fic i read. but for some reason i went back, thats when i found a few i did like. 

i cant believe a year ago i was standing there, completely unaware that a year later i would have written 300k words of fic for that pairing. most of those words being cathartic, and the response being life saving. unaware of the stories id read that would make me giddy and make me cry.

what happened to it. 

officially going out of my god damn mind lads

The single best piece of writing advice I ever got was from a professor teaching a playwriting class, who told us that in every scene, especially scenes that were just dialogue, every character should want something. Making every character in a scene have a goal is an easy way to avoid dialogue that’s just exposition, and to make sure your dialogue drives the plot forward and/or reveals characterization. 

It doesn’t have to be complicated or super weighty–as long as the characters have a goal, there will be tension in the scene even if the goals are small. Character X wants to borrow a pen, and character Y wants to make a good impression on character X. X wants to insult Y until they go away, and Y wants to annoy X by pretending not to notice the insults. X wants Y to give them the last slice of pizza, and Y is super full but still doesn’t want X to have it. No matter what your character’s goal is, it will reveal something about who that character is to the reader, and the conflict between your characters’ goals will give the scene momentum.

anonymous asked:

psst have you seen spiderman: homecoming yet?

yes!! I’ve really enjoyed both superhero movies that have come out this year tbh

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This is Aranea.

She makes some pretty grand entrances. 
—– For FFXVWeek, Day 5, 8/17 (Episode Prompto/Aranea Highwind)

(Previously on ‘This Is…’)

prom night


because let’s be real, their moms might make them go but they’d ditch after 20 minutes and chill in the parking lot for the rest of the night.

Check out my other doodles here!

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Jeremy: And despite all of their bitching they sung along to all the songs anyway.

Christine: Yeah and then you and Mike were making bedroom eyes at each other during “Love Will Find A Way”.

Rich: Not to mention you wouldn’t shut up about how much you loved Kovu for the entire movie lol

Jeremy: Wha? Hey!!

Michael: Yeah we know you’re a furry but do you have to make it so obvious?

Jeremy: I AM NOT–

Michael: Saying that you have a crush on Kovu immediately results in classifying you as a furry, Jer.

Jeremy: I came out to have a good time and I’m honestly feeling so attacked right now


Bonus:

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this love is o u r s

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Sansa Stark + Taking Control of People and Situations

It was clever. The tourney, the prizes, the winged knights, it had all been her own notion. Lord Robert’s mother had filled him full of fears, but he always took courage from the tales she read him of Ser Artys Arryn, the Winged Knight of legend. And no sooner did she tell Petyr her idea than he went out and made it happen.

It speaks to me so much that bangtan and bighit reaches out first to UNICEF, that they’re being proactive and this is something they themselves care about and want to act on, I’m so proud and look up to them so much