let me know if you can work with this!

If you’re like me and you want to befriend every cat you ever meet, I have some actual tips on gaining the trust of street cats (or any cat) 

Blinking slowly at a cat is a sign of affection and complete trust. Some cats will take to you doing this automatically, but most (in my experience) will wait. Be patient 

Making eye contact and then slowly moving your eyes away lets the cat know you’re friendly. Some of them will take this as contact initiative 

A tongue roll with a sharp “reah” at the end means “come here” in feline. Mine needs work because most cats ignore me (that or, they’re being cats) but if/when you do it correctly, some of them will come over to you

Offer them your hand so they can sniff you. Then you can pet them 

When meeting a new cat, the sides of their heads are the best to scratch. Never pet their belly unless they’re one of the few and in between who like it. (In my experience you’ll usually know this because they’re in the care of someone and the owner(s) will tell you). Bellies up are also a sign of affection and trust 

Don’t show hesitation or fear around them– this goes for any animal, really

You guys are gonna love me.

So I’ve been working on my new Roman Reigns fic. Its a 4 part fic and I want to have it done and posted by Sunday. Roman returns to the ring and I thought Id mark the occasion. 

Also I have written the final chapter of my Brock Lesnar fic as well. I will be editing it tomorrow morning and publishing it as well as the first 2 chapters of the Roman fic.

And just to show you guys that I am actually working Ill post a teaser of the Roman fic. I wont tell you whether this tidbit is from chapter 1 or 2 but I will tell you its a hot piece. 

Also if you want to be tagged in my new Roman fic please let me know so I can add you to my tag list. And remember feel free to share my stories and posts guys. I cant wait for you to read my new story and to see what happens with Brock. The teaser for my new Roman fic is below! 

Reign Supreme Chapter 1 Teaser:

I’m snapped out of my trace by his husky chuckle. “Baby girl I can practically hear you thinking. And trust me I want to do more than just stand here. Maybe I should bend you over this desk and shove my cock into that pretty pussy. Would you like that? Hmm?”

His voice. It’s so deep and husky. It caresses my skin and makes me melt on the spot. I can feel my panties become soaked and it only turns me on more. I manage to nod my head since words have failed me at this moment. He places a finger under my chin and lifts my chin so that I have to look up at him.

Originally posted by wwwechampionship

Hehe. I cant wait for you guys to read this! Until tomorrow… ;)

Interview turn down...

Context: During the 2016 election, I was asked to do an interview over the phone about Trump vs. Clinton. I prepped for the interview but wasn’t able to say much. This has been hanging in my drafts and was never published until today.

Me: Yeah, I’m going to have to turn down this interview. 

Person: Why?

Me: I’ve been doing a lot of research and I can’t for the life of me take Trump seriously.

Person: But that’s why this interview is going to be great!

Me: I… just… don’t know. Everytime I tried to look him up, it seems I can’t take him seriously. 

Person: Let me throw some questions at you and see what I’m working with.

Me: *sighs*

Person: Do you feel Trump cares about Black women’s rights?

Me:

Person: Just answer exactly how you feel. 

Me: That is how I feel.

Person: Just let your feelings out. Let it all pour out, like be angry. Be snarky. Be you. Just go hardcore with it.

Me: Okay… *still blink*

Person: Okay… maybe this question can help get you amped. How do you feel about people taking Trump seriously when he’s not trying to be politically correct?

Me: *sighs* How about we move away from how I feel?

Person: Alright, rephrasing the question - Why are people still taking Trump seriously when he’s not trying to be PC?

Me: Because… he’s… a White rich dude who talks in bro-ish kinda orange… *sighs*

Person: Come on, hang with me. You’re the voice of reason and you need to convince me why Trump is a bad choice.

Me: I looked up videos, podcasts, and so on. I saw clips WITH context. I have done everything you ask of me to prepare for this interview… and… and… I’m just tired of this election. I can’t convince myself to vote for Hilliary and she won by default because the government isn’t going to listen to a lousy 2-3% of the people that voted for Jill Stein, even if she did get like… I dunno 10% of the vote. I’m not going to come into this interview with the type of energy you need from me.

Person: Are you getting sad over the phone?

Me: This election is cruel and unusual punishment. 

A person in the background (didn’t realize there was someone else listening): Wait… you mean to tell me that THIS is the beast who gets White people rattled up? He’s sounding more like a kitten than a full grown lion here.

Me: There are people placing bets on this damn election… I am gonna puke.

Background person: We’re wasting time. I thought you said he hates White people.

Me: WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TELLING ME THAT? I don’t hate White people, I just don’t… *ugh* I’m going to change the name of that blog if I don’t get better interview requests. 

Background person: Let’s just go along with another outrage Black person. This one is too soft.

Me: I hope y’all walk over lego bricks and your hands get burned by pot handles for that comment.

Background person: THAT’S WHAT WE WANT!

Me: *hangs up phone* Political commentary people are cold blooded, tokening motherfu-

T minus 4 - inspiration

Originally posted by sirenja-and-the-stag

“And now he thinks he can do anything… ANYTHING”

The more often I watch this, the more jealous Will seems to me. Jealous of the freedom letting go grants.

And it DOES tie in with the events following, with Will ultimately succumbing to Hannibal’s pull and literally throwing his whole weight in to tip the scales in a last bid for forgiveness.

We know they both tried to kill each other as a means of forgiveness.

Falling with each other would be the ultimative purge of sins, the ultimate act of letting go.

And then… ANYTHING would be possible.

Show us :) Pretty please!

anonymous asked:

Just listened to Stay With Me by Sam Smith and some parts reminded me so much of Yashiro! I can imagine Yashiro saying it deep down 'This ain't love, it's clear to see but darling, stay with me' only because he doesn't know any better. He wants to let Doumeki go but he can't. And this: 'Why am I so emotional? No, it's not a good look, gain some self-control.' 'And deep down I know this never works but you can lay with me so it doesn't hurt.' It left me so emotional and shook!

Here is a link so everyone else in the fandom can be as emotional as nonny and I. ajsgkagksgkagksa

anonymous asked:

Hi I just wanted to thank you. Your work is amazing and I admire your persistance and ability to set limits and keep up to them. Please don't get stressed by other readers and their yearning for more. You and your work is enpugh and others should respect your boundries. :heart:

Thank you! And don’t worry, I won’t get too stressed out. I love that everyone is so enthusiastic about the next chapter and the support is wonderful, it’s just right now during exam season I really can’t give any good estimate of when I can write the next chapter. But I will absolutely let everyone know as soon as I know and I’m very excited to write again so trust me when I say I’m going to do it as soon as I can 

anonymous asked:

Star do you got any ideas how to make bullies stop bullying you ( I'm getting bullied so I just wanted to ask how to make them stop ;-;)

Hmmm.. I never stand myself to bully before so that they stop bullying me, but when I tried with anger at them….

For me I just ignore them. But, I know that won’t work for you. I dunno if I can help about stopping the bully for bullying you. So, like I said before I tried to stand up for myself even no one stands up for me before. Because when I let my anger out and tried to hurt them I can’t even hurt them by throwing a chair at them. because I was too nice to do that. So, I just let them bully me and just ignore them since I was a grade schooler.

but, I’ll ask my other friends to help you out, I was a big crybaby back then hehe…

@era-x @finfileors @shinydiamondblog (a little help? sorry about this, I dunno how to respond properly to this, you guys are my best wingman haha)

anonymous asked:

Do you think there's a possibility candy knows what she's gotten into? Like not Luci being the actual devil, but using her to get to his mother

YES!!! I think the last few seconds of the new 2x14 clip proves it! Candy says “That makes you my mom now…” meaning either Lucifer told her Mom’s had some work done or you know The Truth. I’m going to say that Lucifer just shows her who he is, because lets face it, it’s less drama that way.

I think Candy is way smarter than she lets on and just found that being a ditsy blonde can get her through life easiest. Which is where Lucifer comes in. I think he made a deal along the lines of like “Hey come marry me for about a week tops, help me see what my shrew of a mother is up to, and hell yeah I’ll get you a full ride to Stanford.”

hyenatycoon  asked:

Maybe, if I'm lucky, I will end up at Laika some day too! Laika has always been a favorite of mine, and certainly a place in which I can envision myself. But if not, who knows. But I will certainly end up somewhere. And you've kinda given me the balls to keep trying so I can see where that somewhere is. (3/3)

YES! You have enormous balls and don’t forget it! Never let anybody’s rejection of you make you stop doing what you love, that’s way too much power to give them. If anything, use that rejection as fuel to make great work and prove them wrong! That’s how I’ve always seen it, I’m very motivated by others not thinking I can do something, as strange as that may sound. Just focus intensely on your craft and everything else will fall into place. The only approval that matters is your own. Best of luck!

Raúl Esparza Admin Stuff

I hope everyone enjoyed Bobby Baby day. Reminder I will take things til midnight CST. 

Onto the Admin things:

1. YAY to our fourth successful day of Raúl Esparza Appreciation Week. You all did a wonderful job. I loved everything that was posted today!!!  I appreciate all of your hard work.

2. Tomorrow is Rafael Barba day. My favorite day. I have so much planned for tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what everyone has for my favorite sassy ADA.

3. Please tag me @yourtropegirl in your work for the masterpost. That seems to be working more than anything. 

4. Contributions should only be the poster’s own work. If you wish to show other’s work for Appreciation Week, reblogs only please.

5. Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:

  • Tomorrow: Rafael Barba 
  • Saturday: Emcee and Riff Raff
  • Sunday: Alfredo, Iachimo, and Johnny. 

I think that is it. Any questions let me know.

@ohbelieveyoume @larkistin @rauliskafan @vintagemichelle91 @justraulesparza @mrschiltoncat @mrsrafaelbarba @thatgirlwhosalwayssinging @raulism @fanfictionforsvu @lumosliterature @xemopeachx @xespressopatronumx @paigeinastory @esparzart @seekret-fanfic @sherrykinss @do-me-carisi @booyahkendell @the-arts-are-my-oxygen @dreila03 @blown-transistor @taylorgoldsmithshair @ghostofachancewithyou

70 Questions!

tagged by @ukihyunnie <333 tysm

1. do you have a good relationship with your parents?
i think so! more with my mom than my dad though, since my dad was away for work a lot when i was a kid.

2. who did you last say “i love you” to?
my mom i’m pretty sure

3. do you regret anything?
i can’t think of anything atm. i think i’ve come to terms with a lot of the things i regret?

4. are you insecure?
yes unfortunately

5. what’s your relationship status?
singleeeeeeee have been all my life

6. how do you want to die?
without any regrets

7. what did you last eat?
poke!! 

8. played any sports?
i used to pole vault on my school’s track team but i don’t play any sports anymore. would lOVE to get into archery but i’m looking into dance teams atm

9. do you bite your nails?
nup

10. when was your last physical fight?
yeah no i don’t…fight people lol. i’m kind of a coward and also i’d probs lose instantly sO

11. do you like someone?
i’m gonna steal ukihyunnie’s answer for this so MAYBE A LITTLE

Originally posted by chiqkihyun

look at this adorable sunshine fjklasd;g
real talk though yes i like someone lol

12. have you ever stayed up 48 hours?
nopE i need my sleep or i will collapse

13. do you hate anyone at the moment?
nah. there are people who get on my nerves but?? hate’s a strong word

14. do you miss someone?
yeP but i don’t want to get into it heh

15. have any pets?
i have a pup!!!! he’s adorable i love him

16. how exactly are you feeling at the moment?
tired and unmotivated :/

17. ever made out in the bathroom?
nope nope

18. are you scared of spiders?
yeah uh. i can’t deal with insects or arachnids or anything of that sort

19. would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
nahH i’m good i don’t want to relive the past

20. where was the last place you snogged someone?
nowheRE i’ve never kissed anyone lol

21. what are your plans for this weekend?

studYING FOR EXAMS yippee

22. do you want to have kids? how many?
yeah sure. maybe like…2 at most? 

23. do you have piercings? how many?
noooope not at all i’m scared of potential pain lol

24. what is/are/were your best subject(s)?
english! also science i think?

25. do you miss anyone from your past?
yeahhh it’s kind of just…friends who moved away and we kind of drifted.

26. what are you craving right now?
nothing tbH i got my fill of junk food

27. have you ever broken someone’s heart?
yeah i think so but…i don’t know :/ i wasn’t into them and i needed to be firm

28. have you ever been cheated on?
nope

29. have you made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?
i haven’t dated lol sO

30. what’s irritating you right now?
how sloW the school year is going i need it to end

31. does somebody love you?
yeS my family and friends <3333 and i suppose tumblr followers but?? idk if y’all know me well enough to love me LOL

32. what is your favourite color?
black silver and maroon (:

33. do you have trust issues?
nah i don’t think so

34. who/what was your last dream about?
i have no clue i’m sorry i never remember

35. who was the last person you cried in front of?
my friend, i think LOL it was during a movie

36. do you give out second chances too easily?
nopeee i’m actually pretty quick to cut ties with someone i’m not a bad person i promise

37. is it easier to forgive or forget?
forgive! forgetting leaves loose ends and i feel like…it just makes it too likely for the same problem to flare up again.

38. is this year the best year of your life?
nope LOL but it’s not terrible

39. how old were you when you had your first kiss?
haven’t gotten there yet

40. have you ever walked outside completely naked?
no i can’t do that oh my 

51. favourite food?
sushi!

52. do you believe everything happens for a reason?
yessss definitely

53. what is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night?
set my alarm

54. is cheating ever okay?
noPE 

55. are you mean?
i don’t…think so D:

56. how many people have you fist fought?
nobodyyy like i said i don’t fight lol

57. do you believe in true love?
sure! i feel like it exists in forms other than romantic so <3

58. favourite weather?
like…sunny but with a breeze

59. do you like the snow?
yep! i don’t live in a place with snow though so that’s probably why

60. do you wanna get married?
eventually lol

61. is it cute when a boy/girl calls you baby?
depends who they are lol

62. what makes you happy?

  • monsta x
  • being with loved ones
  • being able to spend my time however i like

63. would you change your name? 

nahhh i’m fine with my name

64. would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed?
yes because they don’t exist (:

65. your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
i’m awKWARD in these situations but i’d probably just apologize and explain that i don’t feel the same way

66. do you have a friend of the opposite sex who you can act your complete self around?
not…really :/ 

67. who was the last person of the opposite sex you talked to?
a friend!

68. who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
one of my friends ahaha <3 super specific ik

69. do you believe in soulmates?
sure sure, but like i said with the true love thing, it doesn’t just have to be romantic

70. is there anyone you would die for?
my family and friends for sure

I tag @i-u-shi, @floofta-x, @1leeminhyuk, @williamteaspears, @jeonfhan, @senadyan, @ameehhhhh, and anyone else who wants to do this! feel free to skip out on this one too, if you’re not feeling it (:

caslikescoffeeandfreckles  asked:

☀️ I got a raise at work ya girl getting that moneeeeeey 🤑🤑💰💵😎

DAAAAMN GIRL now you can buy a plane ticket to see me right ;D 

ok lexi i have nothing nice to say to you, you hate candy corn and you love kit kats. you blaspheme the very earth. you force me to have destiel feelings and move scenes around in my fic to make it like TWENTY TIMES BETTER but it’s a pain in my ass and you don’t let me say the adjective ‘striking’ when describing eyes. but you know what? i love you to death and even when we’re 80 we will be writing femslash destiel aus and you’re never gonna get rid of me cause you’re an awesome friend. you jerk. 

[positivity]

anyone else kinda terrified you’ll never be able to hold a job in the future because of your mental illness

YOU KNOW WHAT MAKES ME CRY EVERY 1AM?

Knowing that Haechan is suffering quietly. The whole fandom knows he’s a savage and a little devil. But he’s the MOST sensitive among all of them. Yes he says he’s proud about his skin color, but it doesn’t mean that he won’t get hurt when people are saying shit about him. Okay, he’s not the type of handsome you’ll appeciate at 1st look like Taeyong, but the more you look at him the more handsome he gets. And now the rumour died down BUT THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE MY BABY ISN’T SMILING ANYMORE. Then I’d remember the radio show where Jaehyun and Johnny chose Mark over Haechan. Like I mean I get that they’re the foreign swaggers so they have a different bond and I also know that despite that they love Haechan too. BUT DO YOU EVER THINK THAT DONGHYUCK WOULD LAUGH ABOUT IT BUT DEEP INSIDE HE’S LIKE “I know I’ll never be as precious as Mark hyung” BECAUSE I THINK ABOUT THAT EVERY 1AM. BUT DOYOUNG MESSAGED AND SAID HE LOVES DONGHYUCK JUST MUCH AS HE LOVES MARK. You know why? Because Doyoungie knows Haechan would get sad about it. BECAUSE JUST LIKE HC, DY IS A MOOD MAKER AND IS SENSITIVE TOO. HE KNOWS WHAT HC FEELS. Everyone knows that Mark is treasured by everyone even the dreamies but then they’d only think of Donghyuck as savage and quirky but never as precious as Mark. And after the controversy Haechan might be thinking that “I didn’t do anything bad but I got this much hate and I hate myself more because I let this happen and it reflects badly towards NCT. Why can’t I be Mark hyung? He went to School Rapper and made everyone love him and NCT’s popularity increased bc of him but me? I’m nothing” but then he’d catch himself getting jealous but he won’t be jealous because HE LOVES MARK SO MUCH. HOW CAN HE BE JEALOUS WHEN AT THE SAME TIME HE LOVES MARK LEE. SO. FUCKING. MUCH? And that Mark loves him so much too? Don’t you think Mark feels bad for Haechan sometimes bc he always get the spotlight when he knows Donghyuck deserves it too? Donghyuck worked so so so hard. AND YET HIS FANCAMS ARE THE LEAST VIEWED EVEN AFTER MY FIRST AND LAST ERA. He makes sure his good points are seen on TV to prove that he’s not only a little devil but a good dongsaeng and hyung too. He works so hard in singing, dancing & variety. Most especially variety bc it’s the only thing he might be number one out of all the members. It took him 2 debuts and 2 comebacks to earn people’s attention and love AND ONE FUCKING RUMOR ENDED EVERYTHING JUST LIKE THAT.

You know what? Don’t mind me. I’m just on my period.

° • ? ( QUESTION SENTENCE STARTERS.

❛ What are you doing? ❜
❛ Where are you going? ❜
❛ Where are you taking me? ❜
❛ How is that working out for you? ❜
❛ Is everything okay? ❜
❛ Why are you acting like this? ❜
❛ You think I would lie to you? ❜
❛ Are you telling the truth? ❜
❛ Are you sure you want to do this? ❜
❛ This is your bright idea of a plan? ❜
❛ What else do you want me to do? ❜
❛ What else can I do? ❜
❛ What do you think I should do? ❜
❛ What makes you think that? ❜
❛ Who told you that? ❜
❛ Who are you? ❜
❛ Why are you here? ❜
❛ Who invited you? ❜
❛ How come you ever asked me? ❜
❛ Did you really mean all those things you said? ❜
❛ Why did you have to go? Why did you have to leave? ❜
❛ Why is it so hard for you to see that? ❜
❛ Why don’t you understand? ❜
❛ What don’t you understand? ❜
❛ Are you joking? ❜
❛ Did I miss anything? ❜
❛ You don’t remember? ❜
❛ Did you really say all that stuff about me? ❜
❛ Did you think I would forget? ❜
❛ How can you sit there and say that? ❜
❛ How do you even sleep at night? ❜
❛ Are you coming or not? ❜
❛ Am I the only one freaked out right now? ❜
❛ Are you laughing or crying? ❜
❛ Who did this to you? ❜
❛ Did someone hurt you? ❜
❛ Is it just me or are you, like, ignoring me? ❜
❛ You want me to apologize for something you did? ❜
❛ Are you going to kiss me or not? ❜
❛ Aren’t you the one who said it though? ❜
❛ So, you don’t like me like that? ❜
❛ Where do we go from here? ❜
❛ Are you being serious right now? ❜
❛ How was I supposed to know that? ❜
❛ Oh, is that a challenge? ❜
❛ Are you flirting with me? ❜
❛ Are you going to let me go now? ❜
❛ Are we done now? ❜
❛ Why didn’t just ask me? ❜
❛ You’re going to believe them over me? ❜
❛ How can possibly think that? ❜
❛ Did you even miss me? ❜
❛ Did anyone even notice that I was gone? ❜
❛ Why do you go around and kiss everyone? ❜
❛ Did you kill them? ❜
❛ Who’s blood is that? Is that your blood? ❜
❛ Do you think this is a game? ❜
❛ Are you having doubts? ❜
❛ Why haven’t you been at school/work? ❜
❛ Is there something going on that you need to tell me? ❜
❛ You said you wanted to talk? ❜
❛ What am I supposed to do? ❜
❛ What did you expect to happen? ❜
❛ How long you think you can keep this act up? ❜
❛ You don’t like me? Do you? Like in a more than a friend way? ❜
❛ Is that what everyone is saying now? ❜
❛ Who do I remind you of? ❜
❛ Are you hungry? Want to go get something to et? ❜
❛ Are you drunk? ❜
❛ Are you lost? ❜
❛ What’s so great about any of that anyway? ❜
❛ Are you even listening to yourself? ❜
❛ What are you going to do about it, huh? ❜
❛ What are you staring at? ❜
❛ What are you doing out here? ❜
❛ Why did you call the police? ❜
❛ Wait, do you hear that? ❜
❛ Why don’t you tell me anything? ❜
❛ Hey, did you get me anything? ❜
❛ Why didn’t you come over last night? ❜
❛ What did you find out? ❜
❛ Can I stay here for the night? ❜
❛ Are you throwing rocks at my window? ❜
❛ Are you crying? ❜
❛ What are you laughing at me? ❜
❛ Are you laughing at me? ❜
❛ Do you not understand the word no? ❜
❛ Is that it? Is that all? ❜
❛ Are you in some kind of trouble? ❜
❛ Yeah, but, you have me. So why bother? ❜
❛ What’s love got to do with it? ❜
❛ This is where we kiss, right? ❜
❛ Do you ever not just only think about yourself? ❜
❛ Are going to leave me again? ❜
❛ What’s wrong with that? ❜
❛ Do you have anything you need to say to me? ❜
❛ I think I’m going to puke. Is there a trash can in here? ❜
❛ You really don’t know why I’m mad at you? ❜
❛ Why do you treat me like I’m not important to you? ❜
❛ Why are you telling me this?
❛ Are you ready? ❜
❛ What’s with all the questions? ❜
❛ I thought this is what you wanted? ❜
❛ Where do you think you’re going with this? ❜
❛ You’re just going to leave? ❜
❛ Do you trust me? ❜
❛ You love me? Or you think you love me? ❜
❛ When will it ever stop? ❜
❛ Do you think it’ll ever go away? ❜
❛ What are you doing this weekend? ❜
❛ You called for back up? ❜
❛ What did I just witness? ❜
❛ How do you cope when the one you love is with somebody else? ❜
❛ Have you ever thought it? ❜
❛ Are you wearing a wire? ❜
❛ Is there something wrong? ❜
❛ Is it something I said or something I did? ❜
❛ What’s wrong? I thought that it was okay? ❜
❛ Are you going to hold that against me forever? ❜
❛ So, tell me, what else is new? ❜
❛ You never actually cared, did you? ❜
❛ You went to a party without me? ❜
❛ Why wasn’t I invited? ❜
❛ Do you think that’s a little fucked up? ❜
❛ Oh, so you do speak? ❜
❛ Do you think it’s really worth it in the end? ❜
❛ How many more times do I have to tell you? ❜
❛ You didn’t think that it would bother me? ❜

Let’s talk for a bit, because I’ve known about this for a while and I think now’s a good time to explain how I feel about using music not originally written for OC’s. This might be a lengthy read, because it’s personal. This vid was one of the first to use Tokyovania as Ink Sans’ theme.

I absolutely love when music can be associated with a character. I think it’s magical when a track makes you think of something you love or enjoy, and I love seeing messages or comments that I track I wrote would fit someone’s OC, because it feels special. Originally, this video was meant to be a tribute, with my track as the proposed theme, and I didn’t worry about it. After all, I didn’t write Tokyovania for Ink Sans, I wrote it for personal reasons, and I was sure most would understand that.

After a few months, it started to catch on for some reason that this indeed was written for him. A few other tribute vids were posted, and my name was nowhere to been seen as the artist of the track. On some videos, the name was also changed to Inklovania. The “Tokyo” was just erased, on a song containing the melody of “Tokyo Teddy Bear”, an incredibly special track I adored in 2014-2015. 

Back then I was in high school. It was me against the world, and I had two friends. Things became rough around September in 2015, and I’ll keep the events hidden because they’re not something I need a reminder of. By December I was alone, and I had nowhere to turn but to music. I walled myself off and focused on composing, and being quietly alone all the time eventually led to the idea of Undertronic.

It was around this time that I decided to compose a remix of Tokyo Teddy Bear, as it’s a song I associate with wishing I could be anywhere else when things aren’t great. Seeing as I was also remixing Undertale at the time, I thought I’d combine it with another track, as a particular character was also in the same situation as I was, in terms of emotion.

In short, it was a special little remix to me and it would stay that way until Ink Sans became involved. Like I mentioned, I love when others use my music for OC’s, but I started to realize there was something wrong when I was accused of stealing this theme from Ink Sans, that it solely belonged to him, that I didn’t write it and I was a terrible person.

And the list goes on and was almost constant. To many, I’ve been disregarded as the artist of the track because “It doesn’t matter who wrote it,” and nothing hurts more to a musical artist than having a personal song be taken, even accidentally, from you and it suddenly becomes something else. The meaning behind the song no longer matters, and no matter what I do, this song will always be known as his theme. 

It feels like a inconceivable back-stab knowing that literally millions believe this is his theme. I don’t even want to know how many would believe I stole the track from an OC, as if an actual artist doesn’t exist and the track magically created itself. Months went by, then a year went by, and I was very bitter about this track and the accusations I kept receiving. Finally I decided to write a response, and this response was “Tokyovania Control.”

I wrote in the description that I didn’t like the old Tokyovania. This is only partially true. I loved it for what it represented to me, I hated it for how I was being treated because of it.

If you may have noticed, I included new lyrics for Tokyovania Control. It was a slightly hidden, but direct message to how I felt, and it started at 0:53. Breakdown of the meaning is in the brackets.

How’d I get this feeling?  [How’d it come to this?]
I am running from this beauty,  [I am running from Tokyovania.]
Misunderstood or  [It’s been misunderstood what the track is about.]
Whom it’s made for?  [Who was the track made for? Even I’m not sure now.]
There’s no purpose,  [The song has lost its original meaning.]
Words are worthless.  [Explaining/arguing won’t do anything.]
Well, it’s still charming.  [I still adore the track though. It was special to me.]
I’d say “Sorry.”  [Sorry, it was my mistake to let harsh words harm me.]
“My mistake to let it harm me.”
“Pardon my writing.”  [Pardon my music, I’m sorry I got in your way, I should be thankful that this track is loved right? Indeed I am selfish for believing my name should be next to Tokyovania.]
Though it hurts, it still sounds special taken from me,
“Heh, oh well.”  [Though it hurts, Tokyovania still sounds special taken from me. There’s nothing I can do now, so oh well.]

It was hidden well, and I didn’t expect anyone to catch on. And I was right, no one figured out why these lyrics were added or what they meant.

So no, I still don’t mind when a track I write is used for an OC’s theme. I only mind when I become non-existent as the producer, because “Who cares who wrote it, just enjoy the music.” I also mind when I am repeatedly told my work doesn’t belong to me, and I’m a horrible person for stealing a theme that belongs to an OC.

It’s one of the reasons I tend to include signature melodies in my music now. I don’t want to be forgotten or disassociated with my work. I don’t want to be told I don’t deserve to be the artist. Is it annoying? To some it is, but it’s a hell of a lot better than going through another Tokyovania situation. Having a track recognized by millions as an OC’s theme scares me much more than having someone simply steal the track, and nothing is worse to a musician than being repeatedly told my work doesn’t belong to me anymore, it belongs to an OC, and I’m scum for thinking otherwise.

I suppose what I’m trying to say, is be careful when you decide to pick songs to represent OC’s or AU’s. You may think no harm will be done, but it’s impossible to tell if something will take off. I don’t think this has ever been discussed before. I haven’t seen any musicians write about this, or share their thoughts. But I am friends with many of the Undertale remixers, and it’s sad to see that this has also been happening to one of my best friends Kamex with his “Your Best Friend” remix:

His music is gorgeous. He’s so kind & doesn’t deserve to be treated this way. If the remix is titled “Undertale Remix”, that does not mean it is an AU Remix. It is a remix for Undertale. But because this theme was used in an AU theme compilation video, the track apparently belongs to Underfresh. Again, no artist apparently exists and track magically created itself. Even worse, he feels he needs to prove it, so far as to say he has the project files if he needs to show it. To some, he’s not even respected as the producer. If you understand how I feel with Tokyovania, you can imagine how he feels as well.

Even Inktale’s creator recognizes Tokyovania as a theme for Ink, though it’s probably accidental.

Which makes me feel even more guilty, because I hate bringing people down. And knowing this wasn’t written for the AU will probably be a disappointing let-down.

So that’s about it, I thought I might as well share my thoughts, now that it’s almost been a year since this has been going on.

On another note, I’ve been working on something for Dusttale and Outertale. The Dusttale track will probably be the next vid, I dunno.

[Edit: I took a look to see if there were any comments marked as held for review, and the first one I find is-]

[The word choice gets more colorful in there.]

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“I payed the price for the wrongs I’ve done. It’s all you can do when you love someone. My body hurts with every heart beat… I know I can’t make you let go and I don’t blame you cause I hurt you before. But C'mon, tell me that you’ve still got the flame for me. Tell me that you still want to stay, don’t leave. Even though I’ve never given up my heart ..even though a part, a part of me don’t work … just tell me that you’ve still got the flame for me. We can let it burn.”

fullmooninthenightsky  asked:

Hey, I read you answered questions on witchcraft and I'm just about starting out on being a witch and I'm just kinda lost. How do I find out what kind of a witch I am, for example? And what about room decor, plants, drying herbs, crystals, sigils and others? How do I even start being a witch?Do you have any websites or blogs (or tips?) that could help me out? Thank you ♡ x

Hi there!

You find out what kind of witch you are, by deciding what kind of witchcraft you want to practice. Most people just choose what they want to be, based off what they like, what they feel drawn to, or just what they want to do. [Here] is a list of types of witches that might inspire you / help you get started on finding a type of magic you want to work with first. This list is not extensive, and what you choose you aren’t stuck with forever - you can try other things, combine things, whatever you want to do! Witchcraft is super personal, and it’s all for you, by you. You also don’t need to confine your magic to any singular label; you can choose more than one to work with.

I picked sigil magic to start with, for example, because it seemed easy, and I knew I could draw; it also required very little supplies, and it also honestly seemed the least likely to backfire. xD My craft eventually evolved into eclectic magic, because I began using a bit of everything else (crystals, herbs, candles, etc.) in my magic to get what I needed.

As for room decor, that’s up to you. You don’t need it, though. You don’t need to *look* witchy to *be* witchy. If you need to be on the down low about your magic, you don’t have to draw huge pentacles on your walls or wear all black or anything like that to still have magic work. What makes you a witch or magic user is what’s inside you, not around you (it can help but, you know, not required). But, if you want to make your room look “witchy,” whatever that means to you, go right for it. But I don’t think it will impact your magic in any way. (I don’t view altars / magical work spaces as decor - they are more than just decorations.)

In regards to plants, it’s another case of if you want to. All my herbs I get pre-dried in grocery stores and bulk stores, because I can’t grow plants worth squat. I’ve taken fresh herbs from grocery stores, actually, that’s a lie, but they were already grown, and I just hung them in my window to dry them. If you want to try growing your own herbs, feel free, but it isn’t necessary - pre-dried and store bought have worked perfectly for me for the last two years. (I also don’t know anything about growing herbs or gardening, so you’d need to go elsewhere for those answers.)

Working with crystals and sigils are optional - they can prove beneficial, but if you don’t want to do that, you don’t need to. 

Working with *anything* is optional, when you get right down to it - all these things, candles, herbs, crystals, are just amplifiers and focuses for magic. You can perform witchcraft with just your own body, energy, and intent. You just need to know how. (P.S. [energy work] is how.)

Doing your own research will never go amiss, let me tell you that right now. I know it can seem daunting, and you don’t know where to start, but seriously, just a Google search of “witchcraft crystal magic” or “witchcraft sigil magic” can pull up a lot of information and give you more ideas of where to go that you can follow on your own. (I really recommend specifying “witchcraft” when searching on the internet, because you might get a lot of pop culture links that just aren’t relevant, or a variety of other articles that might not be applicable.)

You start being a witch by deciding you want to be a witch. Boom, congratulations, welcome to witchcraft! :D From there, it’s going to be a lot of research. Research will help you determine more about witchcraft in general, and from there you can decide what you want to do with it. Once you have an idea of things you might want to try - working with crystals, herbs, sea magic, etc. - you can do more focused research on those topics. 

Once you have an idea of what you want to do, try it out. Give some things a shot and practice. Write down what you try, so if it doesn’t work or things go wrong, you can look back and think “what if I try this instead?.” and then try it. It really is all about experimentation. You will make mistakes, spell may not work - it is something that has happened to us all, and likely will again. Nothing is perfect and neither is magic. Don’t be daunted, though - you are new to it, it will take some time to get the hang of and build your confidence up. Just stay positive, and remember that mistakes are learning experiences, and help define you more as witch. Never give up. The magic is inside you, you just need to find the right way to work with it. 

Here are some more posts on starting with witchcraft:

Some of my favorite blogs:

@breelandwalker @oldmotherredcap @fuckyeahpaganism
@recreationalwitchcraft @maddiviner @cunningcelt @witchtips
@teapartyforthewitches @sigilathenaeum @orriculum @magpiesmagicnest
@the-darkest-of-lights @witchy-infobook @thepaganstudygrouppage
@spooniewitches @lowspoonswitchcraft @neurowitchcraft @neurodwitches
@witchy-words  @urbanspellcraft @witchsaves @thewitchlessons
@thewitchingour @witchy-woman @violetwitchcraft @spiritvexer
@the-ram-witch @theoryofmagick @low-budget-witches @witchoncampus
@phoenyxoftheashes @cosmic-witch @phaesphore @stormbornwitch  
@stormwaterwitch @witchglitch @cladinscarlet @smokeandblueroses  
@darkwoodswitch @alsowitchcraft @nightkunoichi @stsathyre
@witchofkeys @witchy-tips @witchy-businesss @thiscrookedcrown
@herbs-and-spells @herbs-and-journals @belladonnaswitchblog
@the-atypical-pagan @thepunkgreenwitch @liberumbrarum
@upthewitchypunx @queerkitchenwitch @lavenderspells @witchcraftings
@broomcorner @modern-witchcraft @themoonmysteries
@idontusemycauldrons

Long post, but yeah, I hope that helps you! If you have any more questions, I’ll do what I can to help you. :)