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Welcome to Space-Australians!

So a bunch of new people have followed me recently: hiii! I thought it might make your lives a bit easier to repeat some of my previous posts.

I’m Kayt, library dweller, Minor Procrastinator of Grad Homework, Empress of the Book Carts and Closer of Doors.

My main blog is okayto, so if you tag space-australians in something, I might like it in acknowledgement, and that’s coming from the main blog. (There’s not a lot of overlap between the blogs: I post about books/library life/grad school/art/geekery/other interesting things over there.)

Looking for a specific thread? All non-Friday posts are tagged by the person who originally started the thread.

Alien-free Friday: There’s no particular theme beyond “I think this is cool.” Currently in the process of changing the tag to “alien free friday” because the desktop version of the blog doesn’t like hyphens, apparently, so currently I’ve got newer posts with that tag, and old posts with the hyphenated version.

Think I should see something? Send it to me! Messaging me is easiest because I’m always afraid I’m going to miss a mention. Plus, it’s easier to thank you. I do tend to have a long queue, though, so it can take a while for something to get reblogged.

My goal is not to reblog every single iteration or edition of a post–that would be impossible, so I have to curate posts/have some sort of way to decide, and that way is basically “I personally like it.”

Have an idea? I encourage you make a post people can reblog and interact with, rather than submitting an ask because like I said here, I don’t want to be a gatekeeper and decide whether someone’s idea gets put online. This blog reflects my personal tastes and, like macaroni and cheese, things I don’t like and don’t want to reblog will have fans in other places.

My askbox closes on occasion (like at the time of this post) when I get swamped. It will reopen at some point. I may or may not announce it. Even when it’s open, it takes me a while to respond (ditto to messages), and when it’s closed I’m still trying to work through a backlog. Basically, I’m slow at a lot of things. You’ve been warned.

Blog housekeeping things

In the interest of keeping things organized, I’ve been working on a Tag/Submission Guide page and a FAQ page! - Check here prior to submitting, particularly if your post is a fundraiser or mentions the death of an animal. I try to detail my tagging system relatively thoroughly in case you need to blacklist things. - This is my FAQ page. I started it this morning and it so far only has 2 questions on it. If you have anything you’d like me to add to this page, please let me know.

I imagine that the information contained on these pages will overlap somewhat, but between them you should be able to find the answers to most basic questions. If you have other questions, I’m always happy to answer them but having these pages will hopefully make many things more clear and allow me to be extra consistent on things like submission policies. 

Thank you for your attention. 

I don’t know why I waited this long to watch Hannibal...

…but I know that my life is never going back to what it used to be.

What a great show. I’m only a little over halfway through the second season, but it only took me two and a half days to get there, and I’m not slowing down any time soon. (Especially not before the new school term starts!)

And can I just say, I was mildly aware of “Hannigram” before I started watching this show (I vaguely remember some celebratory posts from like 2 or so years ago circulating in some overlapping fandom tags), but now I get it.

This is the scene that really pulled me onto this ship:

I don’t really see it anywhere, and I know it’s not much, but this little exchange just jump started some feels.

Also, Hannibal’s just kind of adorable, isn’t he. Like Will has his dogs and everything, but Hannibal’s just like

Petting a fluffy animal in the middle of case. In a room where a person was just buried alive inside a dead horse.

What a show. A+

OUAT Meta Project

Thanks everyone for giving feedback and ideas on a fandom wide push for meta and respectful conversation. I am excited people are interested and even more excited by the topics people floated! Some quick housekeeping as I continue to refine this idea. Open to suggestions on everything below. 

* I reserved the URL @ouatmetaproject which I admit is not the most original but is straight forward. Also the tag “ouat meta project” is empty so we could use that as a tracked tag. The meta blog (whatever it’s final name) will act as a repository for meta written on the discussion topics (later might expand to any good metas). Bloggers can post on their own blog or submit to the meta blog. Posts tagged and/or @ the meta blog will be reblogged. 

* The goal would be to get meta on all the main cast. In general I would like the meta to be respectful and not about tearing down other characters. The blog would attempt to be a non-anti environment and would tag anti or critical posts accordingly. I want to encourage respectful discussion and get viewpoints from other fans not start hate wars. 

* I would love to have an extra person or two to help with admin reblogging and the like. Send me a message if you are interested. 

* There are 11 weeks left in hiatus but we have plenty of topics and some of them overlap. So two complimentary topics a week could work and give people a bit of variety. I think broad topics with specific questions attached to generate thought and discussion would work best. Will organize a master post of topics and send out a topic reminder every Sunday. 

* People have provided plenty of topics to get started but I am still open to suggestions.   

* Will contact blogs and networks to try and spread the word. Would appreciate a pm with names of blogs/networks within your corner of the fandom that have a lot of followers and/or might be interested in participating. I think the more fans from around the fandom that contribute the more interesting this will be. 

* Am I missing anything? 

Tagging people who expressed interest on the first post so they can see. And putting this in the ship tags for visibility (will untag if you want)

@mossandmushroom, @mauscapade, @freifraufischer, @queen-of-the-merry-men, @doublel27, @pirate-owl, @brooke-to-broch, @slow-smiles, @capitaine-odette, @alchemista21, @regalstarlight, @dr-rushs-glasses, @tlynnwords, @of-arrows-and-apples, @mathildia, @myst-l-vie, @shinewithalltheuntold, @theicecreambattle, @heatherfield, @drowned-dreamer, @someonethatiamnot, @cuppageekybelladonna, @screwballninja, @queenrinacat