just kidding about the follow for follow and reblog for reblog

[SMOL UPDATES] studyblroll!

this is forever a wip!! im always looking for new blogs to add! (if you wanna be in here/have any recommendations just send me a message or ask, friends)

new studyblrs are in bold!!! check them out first, please!!


@academiix - nice studyspo pix. minimalistic theme. elite graphics + icons ~~

@academla - the most amazing #random ramblings as well as masterposts


@alimastudies - NOTESSSS

@aworkinggirlsbujo - how are you a new blog your original content is TEARWORTHY (and there’s so much of it too, so check this blog out!!)

@areistotle - hearts. i cant even explain just click that follow button

@aeristudies - also minimalistic theme. beautiful original posts. some exo here and there. rly sweet and energetic and cute


@artemistudying - love!! her!!

@amoebasisters - omg if ur a scienceblr u will love how cute this blog is

@baejoohyuk - v friendly + energetic + sweet. lots of kpop but also other v nice reblogs + things too

@beanstudy - ahhh their content is goals

@birdkostudies - really calm, refreshing, pastel and spring-themed blog

@biscuitpen - adorable blog (-: easy to navigate + sweet aesthetic!

@bookandcoffeelover - book aesthetic all around

@bookbaristas - tons of beautiful book original posts omg

@bookfully - the love of my life; beautiful note pictures!!

@bookworminabox - v nice book aesthetic

@bulletjournaling101 - if you’re bujo crazy, this is the blog for you

@caffestudy - original posts are to die for

@calligr4phy - if you like those cute little random posts from the blogs u follow, get on this blog. also bullet journal is amazing as heck

@castillos-co - reblogs the most amazing things,,,+ gorgeous selfies

@ciellene - i can’t omg her original posts–

@cinnamonandhappiness - eeee scrolling for days

@coffeesforstudiers - for when you need an inspiration/motivation/productivity boost

@collegerefs - for crazy kids on the pre-college/ college adventure

@csec-studyblr - rly cute original posts

@curious-studies - lot’s of cute original posts!

@designyoself - ahh random ramblings + studyspo

@determinationandcaffeine - self explanatory 


@einstetic - reALLY elite langblr omg

@eiucidate - gay love meet studyblr

@emmastudies - …do i even need a caption for this one

@em-spacestudy - so much content to queue from!!

@equaticns - SELF CARE + blue aesthetic ahhh

@essayinc - get those a-levels honey 

@fall-out-books - BOOKS, HONESTLY

@flaheistudies - …i cant

@fromquantumfluctuations - omg so sweet + i love reading through her orig posts and asks

@gatostudies - omg small bean + handwriting!! <3

@gloomstudy - <33 no explanation necessary

@glorystudiespsych -

@glossie - ahh i love reblogging from this!

@heather-journal - peaceful aesthetic(s)

@hermionegoals - omg the masterposts + advice are so,,,,

@hermione-helpme - reblogs from all over tumblr ahhh

@historyandmemes - for all you humanities nerds who keep being told that ur subject is underrated…think again

@hittingthebooks - i dont even know what to say,,,like her original content is BEAUTIFUL,,, what 2 say???

@hogwartsstudies - harry potter nerd!! check this blog out 

@homework-help-network - run by @rhubarbstudies and i!! a network of students trying to do well in school by helping and communicating with each other.

@illbebachinaminuet - if you like music, (pt 1)

@illeststudy - clean white aesthetic

@intellectus - mmm i like this blog i like this blog

@inspostudying - original posts are killer

@introvertedbookworm24 - for all u fellow book nerds out there



@journalsanctuary - EVERYTHING (about ur bullet journal)

@laminar - ALSO EVERYTHING  (except not about ur bujo)

@lihnguist - studyspo from all over the world hahaha; one of those blogs you can just scroll through for days

@livsdesk - omg

@lorastudies - her lettering omggg + rare yellow aesthetic!

@lucystudiess - original studyspo (the calligraphy. omg.)

@mels-studyblr - scienceblr! BEAUTIFUL  POSTERS AND NOTE HEADERS

@milkstudy - i cant,,,,help crying,,,,over the original posts,,,also milk theme is so calming

@mincrvas - v calm + rainy mood aesthetic original posts; also has a rly nice habit tracker printable!!

@minimaliststudy - ok so i actually love this blog so much? like the content???

@moanastudies - someone managed to combine my two favorite things into one blog


@notestudy - the best the best

@notesworthtea - more like notes worth thousands of dollars

@ohgigue - for poetry as visual art

@organizeandstudy - notes that will literally end your life on the spot


@pastel-highliters - omg i love these two; their original content is so clean and cute and nice

@paperandcaffeine - the aesthetic of all aesthetics

@paperbackstudies - omg ok i cant get over her lettering

@peachychubs - studyblr, memes + kpop!!!

@productivityplant - another person who is everything


@ravnclaw - oh my gosh the handwriting is–

@revisicn - if you want more + new studyspo

@rhubarbstudies - graphics, studyspo and more

@samstudyjam - motivation!!!

@sat-word-of-the-day - omg this is literally the best thing

@scholarstudy - cute lil blog

@skiiistudyyy - really, REALLY cute handwriting and bullet journal!!

@sleepybeanjournals - looking for some new content/blogs? check out her blog, please!!

@southernstudyposts - a southern sweetheart indeed <3</p>

@stress-and-insanity - psychblr!!

@studimae - lettering + bullet journal of the gods


@study-harder - “to live without [this blog] is to cease to live”

@studyaesthetic - dEFINITELY an aesthetic

@studyafternoon - the bullet journal.

@studyblr - url probably worth millions of dollars

@studyblrolo -powerful + inspirational posts but also a studyblr

@studyearlgrey - omg this blog,,, follow them, just follow them

@studyign - check out her yt channel!!!

@studyingbookworm - i’m in love with queue

@studyingcom - calming study blog!! at least imo haha

@studyingdear - her graphics, icons, and original posts are amazing!!! im in love!!


@studylilium - LETTERING

@studylustre - literally so sweet,,, read over her answered asks lol

@studypeaxh - omg clean white aesthetic!!

@studypetals - graphics and bullet journals and washi oh my 

@studyplants - mildliner + note aesthetic

@studying-pterosaur -  content from all over studyblr

@studyquill - her notes omg + yt channel!!

@studyrelief - omg the clean aesthetic

@study-with-joy - my homie edwin’s original posts are so cute omg

@study-with-jules - new studyblr friend!!! tons of great original posts!! (srsly check her blog out)

@studywithzayn - progress, not perfection

@tbhstudying - literally stole my handwriting from her. love u, seo <3</p>

@the-study-buddies - STUDY SQUAD– i’ve always wanted a squad like this, this blog literally makes me so happy

@thisiskillingmetbh - ok im jealous of the original content it looks like she dont try why cant i do that 

@timelesspossibility - pocstudyblr! studyblr + feminism and everything in between.


@undermydarkhat - queue-tiful content

@universi-tea - ahhh graphics and studyspo and college and more

@wingedhoney - ah;;h,, crying over the angelkin aesthetic

@world-of-moana - MOANA.  NO EXPLANATION NEEDED.

@you-had-me-at-e-flat-major - if you like memes, (pt 2)

SERIOUSLY. MESSAGE ME SO I CAN ADD MORE PEOPLE (whether its u or a recommendation of someone else!!)

I am your meme source

Hey, did I reblog a meme? Do you want to do the meme too? Reblog it. What if you don’t have any ideas for sending one to one my characters? Reblog it. What if you’re having a quiet tumblr day and just reblogging a bunch of memes but not really sending any or replying? Reblog it. What if I just reblogged five memes in a row and you love all of them? Reblog them. What if you’ve owed me a thread for a month and you don’t have muse right now but I’ve been reblogging cool memes for days and you just want reblog a ton of them? Reblog them.

You know how that will make me feel?

Glad that you’re following my blog! Happy that you’re seeing my posts! If we haven’t interacted in awhile, and maybe it makes me miss you a little, maybe it will inspire me to hop in chat or an ask and say hi!

Please reblog anything you want from my blog regardless of whether you send something back.

Okay listen, I gotta throw a little salt on this sugar. You know what makes me 1000% more anxious than someone asking me for a reply? Passive-aggressive posts about people reblogging your memes and not sending them back. I reblog memes, pretty pictures, those little headcanon quotes, like a kid in a candy shop. So if I start to feel like I have to pay attention to make sure I don’t reblog too much from a particular blog…that just makes me hella anxious, and it makes reading my dash less fun.

Sugar on the salt: I can’t tell you what to feel. If you see me reblogging all sorts of your stuff but I owe you replies and/or I never send you memes back, and it makes you feel down, pop in chat or an ask and tell me.

And because this post complains a little about passive-aggressive stuff, but is inherently passive-aggressive, go ahead and assume it’s not about you, okay? If you post stuff that makes me uncomfortable, I’m gonna follow my own advice and tell you about it. If you’re reading this, it means you’re following me and I love you.


Alright, kids. It’s that time of the year again (?

So I just reached 2k followers, and it happened astronomically faster than I expected. So instead of doing a giveaway for that, I’m gonna do it for the 3k milestone :D


As in the previous occasion the prizes are:

  1. A Glade Born Tree tarot spread (19 cards, no questions, this is a spread where the Tarot conveys whatever it feels it needs to say)
  2. A Daemon reveal session (I prefer using the term daemon over totem or spirit animal since it’s not directly associated to any specific minority or culture). This will have to be done via private chat, Skype, or a similar medium and can take a long while, even several days and different conversations.
  3. Up to five questions (to be discussed with me beforehand so we can formulate them the best way possible) to be answered by an Oracle deck of my choice (I’ll pick the best depending on the questions you want to ask). Each question will be answered with a spread of one up to five cards.
  4. Five sigils created specifically for you. I can help you word the request but it’s not necessary, you can simply give me the final consonants and I’ll draw them for you, no questions asked. I will later on publish the sigils if I feel they should be shared because others could benefit from them, but I won’t disclose those with private meanings nor your association with them if you don’t wish me to. Also you don’t have to ask for all five sigils at the same time, although I don’t recommend you wait years in case, I don’t know, I die?
  5. One spell or hex designed specifically for you according to the ingredients you have access to (I refuse to create spells that will harm someone undeserving of being harmed, mess with somebody’s free will, threaten somebody’s sexual consenting abilities, or disproportionate if they’re meant for punishing).
  6. Help and tips in building your altar and/or witchy supply storage (especially recommended if you’re a closet witch). We can skype and I’ll give you ideas of where you can hide stuff. I’m incredibly shady so I know where you tuck things so nobody will notice. This is more of a practical prize, but shit, I’ve been seeing a lot of witchlings who could use a hand!


7. A flash course on alternative spirit work. Specifically how to tame, bind, banish, and exorcise spirits. This will come along with a small handbook for you to have as a resource for future reference.

8. A tarot reading by Yeyé. I really have no idea of how many cards, she usually needs about three, but it varies. This one will take a while because you would have to give me your questions and when I saw her I would let her know so she can do the spread for you. She requires a few things, so don’t choose this prize if you’re not comfortable with sharing: age, name (just first name), date of birth, place of birth, and time of birth.

All of these prizes can be adapted to your needs.


1) NO TAGGING THIS AS GIVEAWAY, you’ll ruin it for everyone, don’t be that guy.


3) Each reblog counts as an entry. Likes can be used to bookmark. Maximum three reblogs per day. YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING ME.

As before:

As soon as I reach 3k followers, I’ll be picking the winner randomly using the page RANDOM.ORG. I’ll record it and search for the winner during the video to show the contest’s transparency.

I’ll get in contact with the winner via PM or ask. If these options are disabled, I’ll try to do it via tag. In any case, the winner will have FIVE DAYS (120 hours since the moment I announce it) to reach me back, else I’ll pick a different one.

Have this photo of my Yeyé with a big ass leaf, just because she’s cute.

This giveaway is in no way associated with Tumblr.

anonymous asked:

How about we put extra effort into celebrating the writers and artists who follow their personal passions and don't copy the most popular kids in order to suck up to them or ride on the tail coats of their popularity? The homogeneity of Drarry fandom is grotesque. It's a huge self-congratulatory circle jerk. If people create fanworks that differ from what the consensus encourages they get accused of being racist. Don't act like it's as simple as you describe.

Hello, salty friend, I’m very sorry to hear that you feel that way about this community. I’m not sure where you got the idea that my post wasn’t about encouraging exactly what you suggest, because I literally said ‘fandom is about community at its core. We want to welcome and celebrate new creators - especially those who offer a unique interpretation of our favorite material.’ So, I’m not really sure where that wasn’t clear? I’m all about putting the effort into celebrating writers and artists who are following their passion. If that’s what you’re about, too, then great. Do it, support non-mainstream creative works, because they do exist out there. As an example: a chubby Draco post is likely to get fewer notes, so fewer people see it, and the vicious cycle continues on. So you see something that isn’t mainstream that you like? Reblog it, comment and tell the creator you like it.

And if by circle jerk you mean that thing where hp authors like to rec new works or reblog art when it’s made? Well, yeah, my dude, that’s a big aspect of being in fandom? And I have to say, the level of reccing is actually really awesome in the drarry community in comparison to other fandoms I’m active in. On top of that, this idea of popularity and coat tails is absolute bullshit. I’d like to reiterate from my post: we’re all the same people with a common interest in Harry Potter. It’s 2017 and I am old and tired of Big Name Fan mentality. You want to be friends with awesome people like @bixgirl1, @l0vegl0wsinthedark, @femmequixotic, @lqtraintracks, @firethesound, @synonym-for-life, @goldentruth813, @camael-fanart, @jadepresley and countless other nice people you see getting lots of notes and who are active on tumblr? Here’s a secret: just say hi. It’s not that hard. Say hi and make friends, or better yet come hang out on discord, now that LJ has gotten quieter. There’s a link in my sidebar.

You also claim there’s no creativity in the drarry community, but there’s all these different headcanons and works that say otherwise. To be fair, this is a tumblr problem with how reblogs and likes are set up, but if that’s the case then perhaps you should follow/unfollow people to curate your tumblr experience to something that you enjoy better. Once again, this is where that reccing and reblogging thing comes in. Since you bring up being racist, I’m going to presume your point has to do with the popularity of the Indian or Black or mixed race Harry Potter headcanon, and while I know this is a really popular headcanon (one I share, by the way) I’m going to ask why people are getting accused of being racist when, from where I stand, there’s only 50 drarry works on AO3 tagged as “Person of Color Harry Potter”. And on top of that, I’d like to add one more reminder from my post: We all interpret these things differently. My thoughts on Harry and Draco’s heights, or sexualities, or hair length, or races, or the choices they make about their surnames when they get married, or their weight, or disposition - all of that might differ from how you enjoy seeing them portrayed. Again, this is fine. This is part of fandom. It’s completely okay to have differing opinions on these things.

If you want to come off anon and talk more about this, I’d be happy to. I must hang out in the right corners of fandom because I’ve always found the people I interact with in drarry fandom to be some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

Actually, I have a fairly good idea of exactly WHY tumblr ads suck so hard,

 and why they’re failing so badly at appealing to youth, and they never seem to be paying attention to the HEAPS OF CRITICISM, even when most all the notes on their sponsored posts are specifically telling them, in detail, why they suck. 

(sorry for the long post)

First of all, they are actually listening. 

My dad works in advertising and graphic design, he’s in this industry, and he certainly listens to me every single time I talk about the memes, the culture of the internet and today’s youth and all the hip things like that. He’s gotta. This is his job, his paycheck really depends on whether or not he knows exactly how to appeal to whatever target audience the company wants him to appeal to. He’s got to be hip on all the memes, internet slang, popular music and media, because if he doesn’t, he’s gonna get replaced by a younger guy fresh out of art school. So you bet your ass he’s gonna listen and pay attention and ask questions whenever his 19-year-old daughter’s talking about DWC, the new game that Blizzard just released, or Hillary Clinton’s pathetic attempts to get the youth vote. 

As you can imagine, everyone in marketing is trying their damned hardest to make sure their content appeals. By this point, they know exactly why content doesn’t appeal, because they’ve analyzed why things do and dont appeal from every possible angle. People literally go to school for this. They attend workshops. 

So if that’s the case, then wtf is happening? 

Why do we get shit like this

spammed all over our feeds? 

Well it’s a bunch of factors, and not all of it is the age of the people making this content. 

See, the internet and social media has actually brought a kind of mini-crisis upon the marketing industry. They have to constantly be appealing to kids these days, or they quickly become irrelevant, uncool. Every day, individual advertisers, and the industry as a whole, has to ask themselves what appeals to this generation, what can they offer that would appeal to the kids these days? 

They’ve got a crisis on their hands right now, because, to put it simply, we all hate advertisements. With a burning passion

And they’ve noticed this, they’ve noticed that internet youth as a whole will go to any possible lengths to avoid ads, that we’ll download extensions, avoid websites, even fucking pay money if it means we won’t have to deal with any goddamn ads, and then when we do see ads, we’ll relentlessly mock them on every possible flaw we can find. 

They had a whole decade to notice their audience’s overwhelmingly negative response to anything that’s trying to sell them shit. They are fully aware how annoying their very existence is to us. 

So right now, what they’re trying to do is make ads that don’t look like ads

The first thing they figured they should do, was that instead of doing banner ads and sidebar ads and video interruptions in your youtube and spotify, they should be doing sponsored posts: write up their ads in post form, put them up on a designated corporate account on a popular social media site, then pay the site to seed those posts on everyone’s feed. There you go. It’s an ad, but it doesn’t look like an ad. Maybe the internet people won’t be as annoyed now, because it’s just a post in their feed, it’s not disrupting their experience in any significant way like other ads do. 

Well, they tried that, and it didn’t work. It didn’t really matter that now it was all in accordance with the natural functions of the site, pretty much all of us could see that this, 

is a fucking ad. That’s a goddamn ad that’s being put on our feeds against our will. Nobody followed fucking Microsoft, why in fuck would we do that? there’s nothing but ads on that account, and who the fuck wants ads? 

So now they have to go back to the drawing board, and figure out another way to make these ads appealing, even though they’re ads and everyone hates ads. 

So the marketing guys noticed how a new meme causes everyone to suddenly gain interest in a new piece of media, and how quickly viral content will spread in general. How, say, all those Doritos and Mountain Dew in MLG montages are basically free advertising, or how the slew of viral videos featuring horse head masks caused the sale of those particular horse head masks to skyrocket, etc etc. 

In the memes, they found a possible solution to this near-impossible conundrum that the industry is trapped in.

Basically, the way to make your ads not look like ads, is to make them look like your average viral content. You have to turn your brand into a meme in order to appeal. 

It was actually probably Denny’s that figured out the formula first, and they’re probably still one of the most successful examples. 

Think about it. Did Denny’s even HAVE to sponsor their posts? Or did we just all willingly reblog them because they were so fuckin weird, and we couldn’t believe a corporation was doing this shit? 

But now here’s the problem, and this is why the ads are failing to appeal, even more than obvious reasons like “they’re all putting existing and outdated memes in their ads, and its really uncreative and out of touch”: 

The problem is there’s no direct interaction with the audience. 

You know how the Denny’s blog answers asks? That’s exactly the sort of thing that’s lacking from all these corporate blogs, that’s why they’re still really obvious adspewers, and thus, why they’re so damn annoying (other than all the piggybacking on outdated memes, ofc). 

Other than Denny’s, I’ve only seen two isolated situations where a corporate blog actually responded to feedback of any kind: 

  1. That one time that a visual novel app actually announced two lesbian love interests in response to someone demanding gay content.
  2. That one time Episode got self-aware and mentioned Tumblr in an ad

The first response garnered actual respect for the app, while Episode’s ad caused everyone to burst into mock panic (which was par for the course, given how their strategy seems to be “become infamous for our wild ads, and maybe someone will be curious to try out our app”). 

Given how most of us will accept ads in the form of “signal boosts” from fellow tumblr users, it’s basically a given that, as a whole, we respond much better once we’re assured there’s an actual genuine person behind the ad, who is sincerely trying to reach out to us. 

So you know, why the fuck do all these marketing blogs, Episode, Battlecamp, Funyuns, Game of War, etc. 

why do they



talk to us? 

It’s simple:  

they can’t actually talk to us. 

Corporations have rules, regulations. These advertisers running the marketing accounts aren’t CEOs, they’re not even managers, they’re most likely low-level workers in the midst of the marketing branch of the company, a branch that, for the most part, has to follow the rules of the company, and are under extreme pressure (from company lawyers and the PR department) not to do anything out-of-line. 

Actually responding to asks or reblogs are a huge risk, and the people who command the guys who run these blogs have a bajillion reasons why they don’t want some bloody grunt to go saying whatever the hell they want on the official corporation’s tumblr blog.They could say something off-color and cause a scandal, or they could ruin the company’s professional reputation just by acting like a human being. When they log into that blog, the low-level grunt is supposed to be representing the entire corporation, a body made up of hundreds or thousands of people. You’d better damn well make sure they’re saying the right thing.

Running the official Denny’s blog probably takes a very organized and deliberate effort, along with a hella lot of risk, all to make those weird posts, reply to asks, even to figure out the perfect blend of surrealism and mundanity, while at the same time ensuring their product actually looks appealing. it probably takes a whole team to run that blog, if we’ll be honest. There’s probably 10 mods, who all have to be in close contact with not only each other, but with the boss. The boss has to trust them to not fuck up. It probably took a lot of careful planning and communication in order to figure out a stable system for all that. 

Episode couldn’t make a response to tumblr that wasn’t formatted like one of their usual ads, and they only made their (pseudo) response after a string of increasingly weirder ads convinced them that such a daring move like mentioning tumblr wouldn’t be a total disaster (well, more like convinced them that “total disaster” is something that should actually be their marketing ploy from now on).

Kisses and Curses (the aforementioned paranormal romance app) obviously was planning the female love interests already, and saw in that single comment a good opportunity to officially announce them. They also are most likely a smaller company, probably a single team that’s doing double duty on both content creation and marketing, giving them much less red tape if they wanted to answer a question like “but do the lesbians die,” or model future content after the desires of their target audience. They have a lot more freedom to be human, is what I’m trying to say. 

And while it’s fully possible that something can reach viral status and be beloved as a brand without having to respond directly to their audience, it’s pretty impossible to intentionally pull that sort of thing off, especially when you’re advertising a product or service. That kind of viral fame depends on being unexpected and unexplained, an enigma, really, and as a result, any strategy you find that actually works will only ever work the first time. The second person who tries the same thing will be labeled an obvious copycat.

TL;DR: the field of advertising is struggling to figure out how to adapt to an audience that hates the very existence of ads, and their only strategy is to make their ads less and less ad-like, and make their marketing accounts more like actual users and content creators. 

However, due to the structure and size of the companies themselves, they can’t actually do that. Fully committing to their emulation of content creators would mean they’d have to let the employees who run these blogs freely respond to their audience, and actively communicate with them. That’s a risk that no company is fully willing to take, and thus, all these advertisers are forced to make shitty content bandwagoning off the latest trends, and cross their fingers that someone finds the mess appealing on an ironic level. 

Everyone’s pretty much stuck between a rock and a hard place, and the only way out of the shitty ads is to literally redefine the whole concept of marketing, because we just flat-out hate all ads nowadays, no matter what they are or how they come to us.  


Originally posted by tt-aeils

bear with me please this is my first bullet point fic and my first fanfic since like 7th grade?? mlp was a dark stage

-okay so you aren’t tumblr famous really but you do have a few hundred followers on tumblr and you put time and effort in your theme and stuff, like ur blog is classy but trashy,,

-you pretty much use Tumblr daily and you are a bts blogger and post gifs that you make for bts and a few headcanons

-so one day in math class you get like 30 notifications that someone liked and reblogged your gifs

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nct dream as tumblr blogs

this also ended up kinda like nct dream as tumblr mutuals but only a lil bit 


  • honestly he probably only made the blog to promote his tracks on soundcloud bye
  • he came for the promo, stayed for the memes
  • meme master 9000 ????

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An open invitation to Artists from Artists Everyday

Hey everyone! It’s Sean, and I have SO much stuff in the works, for both myself as an artist, and for Artists Everyday as a whole!

For those of you that don’t know, I started Artists Everyday around the time I came back to school from my internship at Cartoon Network in 2015. I went to SIU (which I just graduated from), a state school in the middle of nowhere Southern Illinois. (Carbondale to be exact; I’m pretty sure its the center of the Universe, but I digress). I studied animation, but I knew from personal experience how hard it was to be an artist who wanted to work in animation, especially being that I didn’t go to a fancy art school, and didn’t have any connections in the industry. I’ve always been a big fan of blogs that serve as galleries for artists and share artist’s work, so I made the blog initially as a way to reblog other people’s art.

My internship allowed me to meet a host of amazing and talented artists, some I definitely still consider friends, but one of the things that it opened my eyes to the most was the sheer lack of information and transparency that there was in animation. Prior to being hired, I couldn’t find more than scraps of information detailing the internship experience, or how to even go about really getting one. The lack of information, or the lack of the right KIND of information, is what drove me to make this post about my experience and my time as an intern at CN: http://seanwillustration.tumblr.com/post/137138709510/my-life-as-a-cartoon-network-intern-and-how-i

I was expecting people to appreciate what I’d written, but I never could have imagined the response to my post being as massive as it was. 

When thousands of people started sharing what I’d written, and messages from artists either looking to find out how/where to apply for internships, or asking me to review their portfolios (a laughable thought considering I still have yet to create a proper animation portfolio) started flooding in; I KNEW we (artists as a collective whole) were fucked. Every new message in my inbox drew my mind back to one idea: nobody knows what to do. NOBODY seems to know how to get into the industry. I was receiving messages from artists on here that I’d followed YEARS prior, and thought were working professionals… (based on their talent levels/audiences etc.) and they were asking ME: a junior (at the time) at a school in Southern Illinois for help on getting into the animation industry.

And I don’t know SHIT about getting into the animation industry. Not a thing. Even though I interned there, I don’t have any of the magical keys that lead to Cartoon Network. Or any of its employers (for those who’ve asked)

I created Artists Everyday so I can share art, because I know how hopeless it can feel to be a small creative swimming in a vast, endless internet; trying to reach this mythical magical idea of working in animation. I know how it can feel to work on something for hours and put your work, passion and life into a piece- only to share it online and get 3 notes, or a reblog, or a like.

It’s frustrating to feel like this intangible thing that you’ve loved since you were a kid could be yours… if you only had more followers, or a wider reach, or more information, or the RIGHT information, or if you drew a certain way, or used the right hashtags. It’s all too much, and it all takes away from what’s important: your art.

Artists Everyday is my own personal answer to a lot of questions I’ve had in my short career, and some you all may have had yourselves; so here’s the point:


I’ve shared my story as an artist, and as I do more and experience more and work more, I’m going to continue sharing my story. Not because I have all of the answers, but because the answers that I DO have, have allowed me to graduate from a school in the middle of Illinois, and still work full time as a freelance animator, supporting myself fully by making art. 

I can share the negative experiences and pitfalls that I’ve experienced freelancing, and dealing with clients, and how to avoid all of the crazy bullshit that goes along with making art your job, and I plan to..

But this is an invitation to you all; to anyone who read this far and anyone who can relate to some of the things that I’ve talked about in the past or even in this post; I want to hear your stories. I want to hear about your triumphs and pitfalls as an artist. I want to share not only your art, but your stories as well; because it’s that information that I feel is the most important, and the most helpful.

My inbox is OPEN; tell me about the terrible clients you’ve had. Tell me about the bad employers (In animation or art) that you’ve had to deal with; tell me about ALL OF IT. 

I want to hear about the troubles and the fears that you all have about your own art, so that I can better learn how to share and make artists feel like they can share what they make with an audience that will receive them; even if they’re not drawing Steven Universe fanart or even if they’re not a professional in the industry. Your stories; professional, amateur, and otherwise are all just as important as the art that you make, and it could help another artist somewhere down the line.

So please, reblog this; send me a message; tell your artist friends, send me some artists to look up, send me your work,  tell me your stories, tell me how you made it, how you didn’t make it, all of it.

You’re not alone. Even you, sitting there on your computer late at night, ready to post that artwork you made and hope people see even though you didn’t go to CalArts. Even though you go to a state school. Or you, the person who’s never even seen a mountain in person, let alone LA, or anywhere else animation is made… Or you, the CalArts student who didn’t make the best film, or had professors that don’t like you… or ANYONE in between. Share this. Share something. Send me a message, draw something for yourself. I’m cool with all of it.

I want to continue building Artists Everyday as a resource and tool for artists, not just a submission blog. And your stories are going to be the beginning

If you read this far. You’re dope.


Hey, if you’re in the “no one should punch Nazis”, the “hurting Nazis is just as bad as being a Nazi (AKA advocating actual genocide), or the “Nazis should be allowed to express their opinions without retaliation!” crowds, smash that mf unfollow button!

This is now OVER!

Our fragrance for Hancock will be called Isodoped, and one will be sent to @road-slime

The winner of Eternal Steel was chosen from a bowl of written out names, Hunger Games style. The odds were in @belleroo ‘s favor!

Perfumes/Colognes in Fallout 4 inspired fragrances, including our traditional oil roll-on style, our moisturizing mists for body and hair, and for the first time a traditional perfumer’s alcohol based parfum (spray).

Pictured: Fancy Lads Snack Cakes, Power Armor Grease & Testosterone ( @papidanse that one will be on its way to you tomorrow! I know you’ll dig it) Wooden Soldier, Eternal Steel (NEW!), Valentine Detective Agency, What’s the Angle Here…, and Nuka Cola (Cherry version is also available).

I have a PERFECT scent blended for Hancock! Here’s the thing - I don’t have a NAME for the Hancock one. HELP! Reblog this with your idea for a name for it; I’ll pick one of those, and that person will get a free roll-on of it. <3 (Description if you need inspiration: It’s all about his coat. A hint of grape mentats, a touch of gunpowder, and a pleasant blend of musk, patchouli, and amber (all sweetened with a bit of caramel) because damn, that’s an old coat.)


You all had great ideas, and I chose to go with the “obvious” Isodoped. It was a close race between that and Of The People, For The People,  and the first person who suggested that (Kat?) will get a certain bonus in their package if they decide to place an order. ^_^ I will contact the winner as soon as I finish posting this.

Shockingly, I don’t think too many have entered the contest to win a bottle of Eternal Steel. Again, just relog (or edit your prior reblog) to say you’re interested and your name will be included! I’ll be choosing tomorrow afternoon/evening, whenever the kids allow it.


I also want to give away a roll-on of Eternal Steel. It’s new and I have a lot of followers who love Maxson! (Again, inspired by his coat: Leather, cold steel, rich bourbon and vanilla tobacco, a touch of ozone from laser rifles; an interesting mix of warm and sharp notes. Quite masculine.) The rules: I don’t want this to go to someone who just wants a freebie, I want it to go to a FO fan, especially a Maxson one. So you have to be following me, and your blog has to have some obvious FO content. If you’re interested in this giveaway, just send me a comment! ^_^ It’ll be done Hunger Games style, names in a bowl.

Shop, which will be reopened soon: False Nostalgia Shiny Scents & Sundries

PS: yes, I’m working on more. Preston’s is going to be lovely.

Anonymous | pt. i

Originally posted by prince-chanyeol

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Scenario: Tumblr AU
Pairing: Chanyeol/Reader
Word Count: 1671
Rating: T 

Summary: You just shot to tumblr fame when the latest chapter of your webtoon went viral. Messages start flooding in – hundreds of people saying things good and bad alike. One anon catches your eye, and you find you just have to reply to them… 

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You knew when your friends all started calling you. That morning, you woke to your phone bursting with notifications – your twitter, tumblr, texts, everything. You picked up your friend Jia’s next call, your groggy hello met with the sound of her excited screaming. “Y/N! You’re famous! You’re all over the internet today?”

Groaning, you rolled over and checked the time. 8:37, too early for anything. “What?”

“I said, you’re internet famous,” she said. “Strawberry Shortcake just hit it big.”

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My name is Han, and I turned 16 on October 12th. This is a post I have been struggling to make for a very long time, and I’m afraid if I wait any longer, I’ll never be able to say it.

I was friends with Mary (mortal-apollo or spooky-apollo now) since I was about 13 years old, Mary is currently 21 years old and she was 18 when we first became friends. In the last couple of months some things happened that lead me and her to stop talking. During this time I realized some unsettling things about the way she’s behaved over the course of our friendship. The way she was treating me, my girlfriend, and other minors around us was completely inappropriate and manipulative. My girlfriend and I even  tried messaging the admin of the PJO server Mary is a moderator in and asked her to help us with the situation, but she refused too.

Recently I made a post about my experience with Mary, this post was intended to help other minors involved with this fandom or other fandoms Mary is part of by explaining how she hurt and manipulated me, so they can avoid being put through something similar in the future. Many people who either didn’t fully understand the situation, or didn’t want to believe what I said about Mary at all, reacted very negatively to this post. I was called a liar, I was asked for proof of the abuse she put me through, I was told I couldn’t be traumatized by what Mary did to me, and I was branded someone who was just looking for attention by some.

Below the cut is an explanation of what happened to me, in chronological order. Before you click read more, please be advised of the following TWs: Adult/Minor relationships, NSFW text, victim blaming, emetophobia etc. Proceed with caution.

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A Trans Webcomic Masterpost

Want to learn about more webcomics? Look through my webcomic library here!

Have I not read one of the comics you love? Submit me your faves here!

(Also here’s a template for peeps to submit their comics with!)

Did I miss anything in my list? Have a masterlist you wanna see? Just wanna say hi? Send me an ask here!

If you enjoy any of these webcomics I encourage you to reblog this post or reblog their works. All of these wonderful creators deserve to have their stories seen and heard and you can help by just showing other people how amazing they are!


Alphabet Soup ( @alphabetsoupcomic) ( Warning:Self Harm, Suicide)

Created by Emma Oosterhous

Summary:  This is a webcomic about YOU and your queer experiences.  From coming out to romance to everyday struggles, we’re chronicling it all.

  • Has stories from Trans Women, Trans Men, Nonbinary, Genderfluid, and Demigender People!

Godsblood ( @godsbloodcomic) (Site) (Tapastic)

Created by Fisher VanKirk ( @fishervk)

Summary: When Rivinie wakes up in the forest with a magical seal around her neck, she has no choice but to seek help. As she travels with Barlowe, a soldier-turned-guide, and Washa, the callous witch of the woods, she finds that her search for a cure goes deeper than expected.

  • Has Trans Women and Trans Men Characters!

Goodbye to Halos (Site)

Created by Valerie Halla ( @valeriehalla) (Patreon)

Summary: Goodbye to Halos is an action-adventure modern fantasy webcomic with an entire cast of queer characters, starring a gay trans girl and her weird friends!

  • Has Trans Women Main Character!

Khaos Komix (Site) ( Warning: Nudity, sexual content, Transphobia, Homphobia, Rape)

Created by Tab Kimpton (patreon)

Summary: a coming of age queer romance epic over 500 pages telling the stories of 8 teenagers.

  • Has Trans Woman and Trans Man Main Characters!

Rain (Smackjeeves) (Comic Fury) (Warning: Transphobia, homophobia, teen pregnancy)

Created by Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick

Summary: Rain is a slice-of-life/comedy/drama that follows the life of a teenage transgender girl named Rain, as she attempts to go through her senior year in high school identifying only as a woman. Along the way, she makes friends with an eclectic bunch of people of varying orientations and gender identities. See their stories filled with silly humor, teenage angst, occasional adult angst, copious amounts of love triangles, mockery of product names, complex relationships, tons and tons of dialogue, and sometimes a cute, little bunny.

  • Has Trans Women Main Character with other Trans Women, Trans Men, and Genderfluid Characters!

The Blue Valkyrie ( @bluevalkyriecomic) (Tapastic) (Comic Rocket)

Written By Emily Riesbeck ( @emilyriesbeck) (Patreon) and Art by David John Mitchell (Site)

Summary: Chloe Ritter was your ordinary queer, trans woman in Cream City. But when she suffers a traumatic experience at the hands of an old acquaintance, she discovers she has extraordinary abilities. With the help of her girlfriend, she dons a mask and begins protecting Cream City as The Blue Valkyrie. But it’s not easy to be a superhero: when community activists and ruthless businessmen go head to head, Chloe will have to discover what kind of hero the world truly needs.

  • Has Trans Women Main Character!

Validation (Site)

Created by Christian Beranek ( @christianberanek) (Patreon) Kelci Crawford (Site) ( @kelcid) (Patreon) and  Nick Beranek (Site) 

Summary:  Validation is the story of Ally, a transgender girl doing her best to live a fulfilling day-to-day life.

  • Has Trans Women and Trans Men Characters

Waterlily (Site) (Warning: Dysphoria)

Created by Tatiana Fiermonte ( @de-la-firemountain)

Summary: Waterlily is a short comic about a trans girl who grew up swimming and loving the water, but eventually had to leave it behind due to her body dysphoria and eventual transition. Deciding she’s ready to swim again, she and her girlfriend take a trip out to the beach, but, well… it’s not that simple.

  • Trans Woman Main Character!

Capsilade ( @capsilade)

Created by Xaan ( @xaandiir)

Summary:  Capsilade follows the lives of five queer twenty-year-olds who are trying to figure out their place in the world while getting into humorous situations and other drama.

  • Follows the life of a Bigender Character and their Trans Woman, Trans Man, Demigirl, and Agender Friends!

Cucumber Quest (Site)

Created by Gigi D.G.

Summary:  a comic about bunny kids going on adventures and having fun

  • Includes Trans Woman Character!

Demon House (Tapastic) ( @demon-house)

Created by Joanne Kwan (Patreon) (Ko-Fi)

Summary: Tula is a student just trying to get through her senior year of college. Little does she know that her new rental is inhabited by demons. Juggling her social life and these new roommates should be no problem.

Demon Street (Hiveworks) ( @demonstreet)

Created by Aliza Layne ( @alizabug) (Patreon)

Summary: three months ago, a few human neighborhoods from all over earth disappeared, leaving doorways to another world in their place. raina walks through one in search of her parents, her house, and all her neighbors, now missing. kate and celine escaped the stolen street and the human world, creating a new life for themselves in a city of monsters and magic.now sep, 12 years old and a goofy, self-taught explorer, stumbles into this intrigue months later than everyone else. he gets swept into raina’s quest, developing disquieting magic ties in the process.demon street is a fantasy adventure story about a world where human names can be traded or stolen away. kids fly on enormous winged ants, explore swamps and forests and a huge city, befriend monsters, fight horrible lizard swarms, and get crushes on each other.  It’s about quests and monsters and magic and choices.

  • Includes Trans Women and Nonbinary Characters!

Griefer Belt (  @grieferbeltcomic) (Tapastic) (Comic Rocket) (Warning: Sexual Nudity, Blood/gore)

Created by Kalesbug ( @kalesbug) (Patreon)

Summary: Scott works for The Belt, a black market company that deals in harvesting
and trading human organs. His boss and partner (in crime), Lars Van Allen
is heir to the organization but lacks certain abilities to properly run a business.

  • Includes Trans Women and Nonbinary Characters!

Les Normaux (Tapastic) ( @lesnormaux)

Created by Knight JJ ( @theartofknightjj) (Patreon) and AI ( @alababwa)

Summary: Les Normaux follows the life of a bunch of supernatural beings living in Paris after a human wizard named Sebastien moved to the city.
They each tell their own side of the story in their respective diaries.

  • Includes Trans Women, Agender, and Demigender Characters!

Monsters Crowd Creatures Call ( @monsterscrowdcreaturescall) (Tapastic)

Created by Void ( @trashyvoid)

Summary: Set in a fictional town called Havenhart, located in Indiana around 1984, MCCC follows the life of young monster teenagers and the threat of hunters

  • Includes Trans Women, Trans Men, and Nonbinary Characters!

Rock and Riot ( @rockandriotcomic)(Tapastic)

Created by Chelsey Furedi ( @cheriiart) (Patreon)

Summary: Rock and Riot follows the tales of two opposing teenage gangs in the 1950s with an LGBTQ theme!

  • Includes Trans Women, Nonbinary, Agender, Genderfluid, bigender, and Demiboy characters!

Seal Girl and Friends ( @sealgirlandfriends)

Written by Katie Cunningham ( @katieiscunning) and Art by Nicki Kaye ( @bluandorange) (Tip Jar) (Patreon)

Summary: A Story about a girl and her adventures with her magical powered friends!

Singmire Haze (Tapastic) (Warning: Sexual/Nonsexual Nudity)

Created by Nox.Fox (Patreon)

Summary:  In the business-driven city of Singmire, jobless Finch quietly copes with life, until he gets to discover that his online boyfriend happens to be a changeling stuck in a childish body. As if it weren’t enough, aside from trying to cure himself, Soot also has plans to restore social justice in a decaying elven society…

  • Includes Trans Women and Nonbinary Characters!

Sister Claire (Hiveworks) ( @sisterclaire) (Patreon)

Created by Ash and ( @summerlightning) Yamino ( @yamino)

Summary:  Rife with nuns, Witches, magick, werewolves, cats, giant robot mechas, and blue angels who pop out of toilets to announce approaching apocalypses, Sister Claire is a webcomic about a young woman who leaves her quiet abbey to undergo a rigorous journey across a monster-riddled wilderness.

  • Includes a Trans Woman Character!

Think that’s all the comics that have trans spectrum characters? Think again! 50 more comics below!

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Shoutout to all my mutuals (minus the people I know irl)

because I just installed an extension to chrome that allows me to easily check who I am mutuals with and who I’m not

@ariesdarling - idrk you all that much yet but I love your placements and we should like interact with one another more!

@rising-astrology - we’ve barely talked about you seem like a very nice person, we should talk more!

@transcendicalprosperity - You’ve gave some really nice commentary to posts I’ve made which is very lovely of you because you have such a vast knowledge of astrology! Honestly I just love your blog so much, I am not worthy of you following me!

@mercury7th - We haven’t really interacted with one another much but you seem really kind and we should talk more!

@astrorealm - you’re really kind and I love reading the answers you give to people’s asks!

@wizkhalibra - ok so I like didn’t even realize you were following me until I just checked and my initial reaction was “omg really?!?!” You have no idea how happy I am that we’re mutuals now omg I love ur blog so much 😭  Also your blag aesthetic is 10/10

@shycancer - you always seem to have something to say for every ask you get and that’’s amazing! Also you seem really nice we should talk more :-)

@voguestrology - I love your placements and the name of your blog! Also we should definitely talk sometime, I bet you’re awesome!

@plutty - you’re really cool in personality and such and you reblog such good posts! We should definitely talk more I bet you are extremely awesome!

@ayyries - w-what… I just found out that you are following me… o.m.f.g. I have no words. Thank you for following me I literally love your blog so much you’re so knowledgable and rational and wonderful and pretty and omg I don’t deserve you following me!! Ily and your blog!!

@neptuneandwine - you seem very nice and we should definitely talk more! Also I literally love your url so much :-)

@xocapstrology - I loooove your placements and the aesthetics you make are beautiful! 

@kawaiigemini / @yomeiko - Hey “astrological sister”! You’re so kind and we’re so alike in so many ways (I mean we do have extremely similar birth charts after all.) And I love getting asks from you! :-) It’s too bad that you crush was already in a relationship :-(  You always send such interesting asks and I love that, not to mention that you are soooo pretty!! And you’re super cute in personality!

@twelvehousemoon - You are soooo nice and such an awesome person! You also know sooo much about astrology and I absolutely love reading your posts! I honestly couldn’t be more honored that you follow mean and even talk to me occasionally!

@starllium - You’re probably very nice and we should talk more! 

@tarot-tricks - you reblog some really useful stuff! It’s very great that you do that :-)

@airypiscean - you reblog some really great posts which is amazing it makes it so much easier to see them so thank you for that and thank you for being such a kind person! 

@astrollusion - seriously why do people as great as you follow me? I’m like a fucking piece of shit while you’re absolute gold like I literally love your blog sooo much and your so knowledgable and I’ve sent you anons before and you always answer so well just I love your blog and you’re an absolutely awesome and amazing person. Not to mention you’re so pretty!! I am really so honored that you are following me! :-)

@ninthhousemoon - You seriously have no goddamn clue how happy I was when you followed me, I was smiling so much like omg. You are literally one of the most awesome people on here, and you are beyond beautiful! You definitely don’t deserve all the rude anons you get. You are one of the reasons that Libra has become on of my top favorite signs. Also I just love your attitude about things and cap risings are like my favorite rising and just overall you have amazing placements like you’re so lucky!! Just know that I think you’re amazing and I look up to you so much and I couldn’t be more honored that you are following me not even mentioning that you occasionally talk to me! 

@astrologyalien - alright you’re super cool and idek why you follow me like I’m not worth your time lol and you seem like such and awesome person we should definitely talk a bit!

@fortunestrology  - I get so happy when I see that you reblog my posts because you seem like such a kind and good person! You also just generally reblog such good posts that I feel honored when my posts get mixed in with those!

@rosyscorp - ok I love your posts and I love your blog’s aesthetic and I love your blog’s url like you are perfect u do u 

@virgopiscesleo - You seem like a really cool person and I haven’t spent much time on your blog but yeah you seem really cool!

@jupiteronic - another blog that I just realized is following me! I literally just gasped when I saw that and honestly so many amazing blogs are following me I’m starting to wonder if this extension I just installed to chrome is lying to me :/ anyways your answers to asks are always so good like honestly you are so knowledgable and I love you blog soooo much!!

@curvestrology - I got so damn happy when I saw that you followed me because damn you are definitely one of the sweetest people on here! Ily and I love your blog so much like honestly I don’t deserve to have you following me! 

@fifthhousemars - You have the same sun and moon sign as my sister! Also I love your blog so much like really

@basiccapricorn - Girl ur placements are everything!! Also u are seriously so funny!! :-)

@astrolofae - I love your writing so much like your poetry is easily the best I have ever read! You’re also so kind and know so much about astrology like I literally have your website bookmarked on my computer and I check it every few days or so because I just love your knowledge so. much.  Also I love every color hair I have seen pictures of you with so far like you are just so pretty!!

@venusianvirgo - Ok you are easily the nicest person on this damned website. You are so sweet and so beautiful and so mature and I just literally don’t have enough words for how friendly you are!! From the moment I first spoke to you, you were lovely, and that still rings true now! You deserve only the best and honestly I couldn’t be more happy and honored that you are following me!

@cutestrology - You really are just. so. cute!! And overall you are so kind and lovely and omg I love your blog sosososososoooo much!! I’ve seen your personal blog and you’re aesthetic is absolutely gorgeous! Not to mention that you yourself are one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen~ Also I just love your posts so much, basically you are a fucking goddess. 

@astroshitology - You are so kind and I love getting asks from you! Just keep doing u because you are a great person, okay!

@geministrology - You are very cool and seem very nice, we should definitely talk some time!! Also low key I love to read the tags you add!

@astrology-addict - wait you’re following me?! You’re kidding, right?! I love your blog so much you have no idea!! And omg you’re so kind and I looove your placements so much!!

@compatibleastrology - you’re one of the first blogs I came to love! You’re so kind and sweet and absolutely gorgeous, not to mention that you’re blog is beautiful too!!

@caprifreak - you seem so cool and we should definitely talk more! And you reblog such great posts like omg!

Alright I’m pretty suer that’s it, so sorry if I missed any of my mutuals! have a good day/night!!

so, i know you’ve probably seen too many losers’ club + social media headcanons, BUT what if each loser had one (1) site they’re most active on. hear me out:

BEN HANSCOM. you know for sure his book loving ass actually uses that book nerd site, goodreads. ben has a popular blog for book reviews, and he also blogs about architecture. but he’s a lot on goodreads, he’s that positive beam of light on your timeline, gushing about release dates and liking everyone’s statuses. his tbr has 2000+ books. he has the full amount of friends you can have on goodreads, and he’s a top reviewer. people really like his reviews because they’re well thought of, and even though he finds some books problematic or doesn’t like them, he’ll never completely bash them. ben also has a bookstagram, but he always forgets to update it so he’ll post a picture of his bookshelf like once a month.

BEVERLY MARSH. now my girl beverly. she’s on twitter pretty much 24/7. she posts a lot of rants, is involved in a lot of dumb drama but she’s never on the dumb side. she follows everyone back, but is quick to unfollow is some fuckery happens. because a lot of stuff happens to her, she’ll post a lot of little storytimes, always beginning with “you’ll never guess what happened to me…” bev is also that person who gets retweeted by celebrities, and they’ll reply to her too, and she really doesn’t know what draws them to her, she’s even followed by some. bev also changes her icon a lot, they vary from flawless selfies to crappy memes. she also changes her handle, it’s either her name, a variation of her name (e.g. meme, festive) or just something vague for the #aesthetic. beverly has a tumblr, but she doesn’t like it there and she’s online like once a year.

BILL DENBROUGH. what does our dear writer boy use? well, tumblr of course. bill won’t touch wattpad even if he’d receive 1k. he’s in too many fandoms to count and his fics are flawless, one of them has a cult. bill claims to be busy but he still manages to write a drabble a day. he’s inbox is full of prompts, and he plans to fill them all, simultaneously working on novel length multichapter wips. people leave kudos to him on ao3 even before reading the fic. he replies to every comment, and is open to ideas and always credits people. every fandom is dying to have him in a group chat, but sadly he hasn’t have time to be that active in any of them. bill tumblr is basically only his writing, but he also reblog other people’s fics and he loves moodboards, no matter how shitty. he’ll die if you make a moodboard for his fic. and whenever bill posts original writing, everyone is shook.

MIKE HANLON. mike is actually the most internet famous of the losers. he’s a youtuber, he began when was 12 and gained followers pretty quickly. he used to post acoustic covers of his favorite songs but nowadays he mainly just documents his life. he’s the nicest guy ever! truly an unproblematic fave! he does daily vlogs on his side channel, but he’s pretty active on his main as well, posting every thursday and Sunday. he’s always on schedule. he replies to his followers often with the nicest things, and his reactions to hate comments are g  o l d e n, they’re those things that people screenshot and get to trend on tumblr and twitter and instagram. one of them even becomes a meme (richie’s fault). mike’s not one for youtube trends, he never wants to write a book or go on tour, but he fully supports those youtubers who do. mike just wants to do what he loves. his channel is super funny, but there are discussions of serious topics like racism.

EDDIE KASPBRARK. eddie is the friendly neighborhood instagram addict. well, he’s not on instragram that much, but he has a large following that he gained almost accidentally. he posts a lot of pretty selfies, he’s the king of taking selfies actually. he has no bad angles. he doesn’t even need filters. he leaves everyone shook. the instagram is 90% of his selfies, actually, and his captions are always long and he’s ranting about this and that. he speaks a lot about gay rights, of course. beverly’s always commenting, adding her insightful thoughts, and she and eddie have full on conversations in the comment section. richie leaves a caps lock comment on every post. eddie blocks him three times a month. stan leaves a purple heart on every post, and eddie replies with a pink one.

RICHIE TOZIER. imagine a world where vine didn’t die because our richie tozier is a viner. his vines are quite absurd. no one really understands his humor, and when they do, they recognize the jokes are quite crappy. but richie has influential friends, like mike hanlon. richie actually has a youtube channel as well, but he mostly just vines since he’s so bad at editing. he appears on mike’s videos a lot, and people are either exhilarated or annoyed. they can’t fathom the fact that richie is friends with so many popular people. they catch on with his friendship with bev when richie takes over bev’s twitter. bev punishes him by posting a lot of unflattering pictures of him, but richie doesn’t mind. he’s also friends with that book nerd kid, ben???? richie starts to make vines where he walks up to ben and asks what’s he reading, and ben will answer something like “fifty shades of grey, but with chickens” even though he’s clearly holding the great gatsby. richie also makes cringy musical.lys. we don’t speak of those.

STANLEY URIS. stan is so lowkey on social media. he has tumblr for the sole reason of reblogging each and every one of bill’s fics, and it’s a joke among bill’s readers. like people will post “managed to reblog bill’s latest drabble before birdboystan!!!!”. stan has a private instagram and he has posted four (4) pictures: a blurry artistic selfie, a photo of a bird’s nest, an inspirational quote and an thing richie tagged him in. he gets follower requests every day, because he’s that guy eddie kaspbrak always replies to. stan never accepts any. he’s only let eddie, and for some reason richie, follow him. but you what is stan’s main place? pinterest. don’t tell me this boy doesn’t have the neatest and most aesthetically pleasing pinterest boards.

So, I’m very close to hitting 8,000 followers and thought I’d celebrate with you guys! 

Thank you to every one of you for following me and for your support, I love you all. 

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anonymous asked:

I'm really sad about something I don't understand and was hoping you could explain. Why do people block without giving a reason to? I don't why it first seems like it's all going so well then the next you're blocked and you don't know why or what you did or said wrong? It's happened twice now and to say it hurts is an understatement.

Oh, my precious Kabby babies.  Circle up, it’s time for some firm but gentle life advice from Mom. 

First of all, unless I personally am the person who blocked you (which I’m obviously not since we’re having this conversation!), in a very real sense the short answer to this question is that you know I can’t actually answer this question.  You’re asking me to tell you why a person I don’t know did a thing for which I have no context, and for which there could be a thousand reasons. So in a concrete, specific sense, my answer is: I do not know.


(You knew there was going to be a however.)

Social media is a deeply personal avenue for self-expression and it’s also a world where many of us spend a great deal of our time, which means that we have the full and free right to customize it into exactly what we want it to be.  The things that you post are personal reflections of you, which is  why it bums you out when someone mutes or blocks or doesn’t follow back; it feels on some level like a personal rejection.  But the space you curate is also a personal reflection of you.  You have the right to post anything you want and other people have the right to choose not to see it.  Both of those rights are equal, even though you’re only on one side so naturally the other one feels like it’s in some way “wrong.”  

I’m speaking with zero context for what your preexisting relationship with these people was beforehand (like obviously if it was a close friend and they blocked you out of nowhere, you’re going to have to sort that out with them directly, I can’t advise you there), but it’s important to remember that there may be no “right” and wrong” in this scenario.  It’s fully possible for both of these things to peacefully coexist at the same time:

1) your absolute right to feel a little bit rejected and hurt that a stranger on the internet made the choice that they didn’t want your social media sphere to overlap with their social media sphere,


2) that other person’s absolute right to say “if something or someone makes me feel even the tiniest bit ‘nope’ I am purging it out of this space so it is exactly what I want and need it to be.” 

They don’t need to have a reason.  That sucks, when you’re on the receiving end of it, which all of us have been - it truly and genuinely sucks - but it’s also reality.  One of the hard truths that incidents like this make us sometimes have to face - and we don’t want to face these things, because they can feel really icky and vulnerable and ping all the little gremlins in our brain  - is this:

nobody on the internet owes you their time or attention for anything you do or say.

This sounds mean and brutal, and I don’t mean it to be, because you know mom loves you, but it’s incredibly important, so I’m going to say it again to make sure that if nothing else, this gets through:

nobody on the internet owes you their time or attention for anything you do or say.

The celebs you stan don’t owe you a response to your tweet, just because you want one.  The people you tag in meta don’t owe you reblogging it to continue having that conversation with you forever, just because you want to prove you’re right.  The fans of the fic you write for your most popular ship don’t owe you crossing over to give you hits on your rare-pair fic if they don’t feel like it.  Nobody owes you a certain number of followers, nobody owes you a response to every anon you send them, nobody owes you finishing that fic you like in time for them to read it when they feel like reading it.  We owe each other one thing and one thing only: basic human decency.  That’s it.  Everything else is freely offered to the world, and freely taken by the people who want it.  It’s not a transactional exchange.  If you make art or write fic and you put it out there into the world, you’ve done a cool thing, and whether it gets ten hits or thousands it was still worth doing.  There will be people who aren’t interested, but if you get hung up on feeling rejected by that, it will paralyze you.

Social media is personal. That’s unavoidable.  It’s an extension of ourselves.  When someone is cruel to you or to one of your friends on the internet, even if it’s an anonymous stranger, it feels shitty.  When you express an opinion about something and a ton of people reblog it and the tags are full of “OMG YES THISSSSS”, it feels great.  We all experience that in different ways.  Society has always selected arbitrary measures for young girls and women to live up to in order to feel like they’re popular or they’re approved by the cool kids, and right now it’s things like “how many followers do you have” and “did you get an RT from a celebrity” and “how many likes on your posts”.  So on a primal level, maybe having someone you thought was a friend block you on Twitter or Tumblr hits you in the same deep core place as having the cool kids not come to your birthday party.  That feeling is super real!  It brings up alllllll that deep stuff we try to hide and pretend that we’re above experiencing, but we all have those squishy vulnerable inner selves that just need the cool kids to like us and we feel bad when they don’t.  

I had this exact conversation with my therapist a few weeks ago when she was giving me a hard time because my book has 60 reviews on Amazon, of which like the majority are 5 stars with two negative ones, and I have both the negative ones like memorized.  And she was like “CLAIRE.  WHAT THE HELL.  WHY DO YOU DO THIS?  58 POSITIVE AND YOU CANNOT QUOTE A SINGLE ONE.  TWO SHITTY ONES AND YOU KNOW THEM VERBATIM.  THAT IS NOT HEALTHY BEHAVIOR.”  And I was like “… . okay fine when you put it that way, yes I do sound like a crazy person.”  So like my advice to you – advice which I have just proven I am absolute garbage at taking myself, so like I may have just eroded my own credibility in my efforts to help – is to remember that you probably have a lot more than two followers so honestly this is probably not a bad collective ratio, and there may be lots of people who are very interested in what you have to say but you’ve focused a lot of your energy on these two people and it’s worth giving some thought as to why that is.

My question for you is this: what is the net negative impact of having these two people block you on social media? Like in an actual, concrete way, separate from those sort of core gut “I feel unloved in this moment” feelings, what is the effect on your life?  You might be surprised.  It might be zero.  In which case, let yourself feel those feelings, experience them as valid, and then breathe through them and move on and keep on doin’ you. 

I’m pushing back on you a little bit here very gently because it feels, reading this anon, like you’ve made a determination of hurtful intent on the part of the person who blocked you, or at the very least a certainty that this choice that made was about you and not about them.  That the fact that things seemed to be going fine and then they blocked you means you were somehow intentionally misled or mistreated.  Be really, really, really careful about deciding the cool girl didn’t come to your birthday party because she’s a bitch who wanted to make you feel terrible and is sitting somewhere cackling at the thought of your sad lil’ face waiting by the front door; maybe she didn’t come to your birthday party because she has depression and it’s hard for her to leave the house sometimes and she knew your party would be loud and wild and crazy and too much for her brain to handle right now. Be careful about presuming negative intent with no proof it exists.  The internet makes this so easy, the internet conditions us for this, and it conditions us to respond in kind. The worst thing you could do here is to, like, make a callout post or subtweet in the hopes that it will get back to them and they’ll feel bad, or to sic your other followers onto them, because that turns this into a situation that really does have a right and wrong; and since you don’t know if they were trying to make you feel shitty, or just went on a big block/mute purge to whittle their list down for mental health reasons that are totally their own, once things escalate you can’t put the horse back in the barn. It’s too late.  Now it’s A Thing, when maybe it never really needed to be A Thing.  And in almost all situations for almost all people in almost all ways, Kabby Mom’s advice is going to be, “please think carefully before you make this A Thing.”

This got long, I’ve been having a lot of thoughts lately about the conversations I’m always having with fandom folks the way we let social media permeate and shape our sense of self, in good ways and bad, so I apologize for my verbosity but also not really because that’s how things roll over in Kabby Mom’s Advice Corner.  But I will sum up in bullet points for those of you who have been skimming, to bring you up to speed:

  1. Everyone has the right to curate their own social media space however they see fit, and they don’t have to explain their reasons.
  2. They aren’t obligated to include you in that space even if you want them to.
  3. None of that is an objective measure of your worth as a person or a sign that you should stop being you on the internet.
  4. Your feelings of rejection come from a real place and you get to feel them, as long as
  5. You are striving to move through them without permitting them to paralyze you, and finally
  6. You never use someone else’s choice to curate their social media sphere as a justification for treating them like crap.

Focus on your positive interactions instead of negative ones – your friends, creating stuff and putting it out into the universe – whether it be art, fic, opinions, a podcast, gifsets, crackposts, whatever – and your social media world will be a better place.

In the immortal words of the great Michael J. Fox, “What other people think of me is none of my business.”

as a huge thank you for 2k *internal screech* here is my first tumblr awards! (so if it flops, we roll with it idc) 

R U L E S :- 

  • mbf this coffee hater (dat me *finger guns*)
  • reblogs count as entries! 
  • (!!!) put the “optional” categories you wish to enter in the tags of your reblog! 
  • (opt.) check out my sideblog @versaillcs and also @flintwoods!
  • ends 7 march (36 days! yup i just plucked a date out of thin air oop)

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super quick follow spree!

hi so i’m doing this again really quickly because i feel like my blog content has changed a bit and my dash. is. still. slow. what. the. fuck.

anyway if you post any of the following reblog this and i’ll check you out:

Bold means esp that

  • Seinen anime, esp Erased, Psycho Pass, Death Note, Durarara, Mawaru Penguindrum, Kekkai Sensen, Mob Psycho 100, Tokyo Ghoul, Code Geass, Zankyou no Terror, Acca 13-ku Kansatsu Ka
  • Josei anime, esp Princess Jellyfish, Kids on the Slope, Tsuritama, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sailor Moon, Nana
  • Seasonal anime
  • Nintendo games, esp Pokemon, Zelda, Earthbound and Fire Emblem
  • Other games, esp TWEWY, Final Fantasy, Ace Attorney, Non-rotary like 999, Professor Layton, Undertale, Ghost Trick except no one knows that game
  • Anime/aesthetic graphics (doesn’t mean specifically you make graphics, you can, just mostly also you post this content)
  • 80s/90s/00s anime 
  • Art 
  • Voltron, esp KEITH, LANCE AND KLANCE

Bonus if you

  • Tag your stuff
  • Are active/have a queue
  • Your blog is clean
  • Want to be friends

Mutuals if you can please reblog this that will be great I’m not going to do this for a long time like last time this is just a quick thing thanks!