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Basic Spirit Work Advice:
  • Don’t give out the name that means the most to you, whether that’s your birth name or your nickname.
  • If an entity gives your their full name, don’t give that away to others. Use a nickname or a pseudonym to protect their privacy. 
  • If you have any feeling that there’s an unwanted or threatening entity in a space or your home, tell it to go away and show now fear. Do any kind of cleansing exercise that you use. Do not back down. Repeat and increase intensity if it doesn’t stop.
  • Don’t expect to hear voices, see entities, or get any kind of clear messages. It can take years of practice, and sometimes you just can’t. People on tumblr who share their experiences may be embellishing for clarity, and might receive messages in a less clear way than presented. 
  • If you have a specific, individualized method of protecting your spiritual area (especially with visualization), don’t share how you’ve made the wards or the specifics of them. It’s just good practice not to show your weaknesses.
  • The “color” of energy does not necessarily denote a specific universal meaning. I’m of the opinion that energy colors are filtered through your own established color system, so make sure you know what you believe - whether colors are linked to different elements, or alignments etc.
  • If you choose to bind an entity to an object, be aware that losing the object might change your relationship with the spirit in some way. I personally advise against binding spirits to things, given that they could easily be damaged or lost, but that’s your choice. 
A Way to Astral Project

Astral projection is a spiritual, almost trance-like, state of meditation where you guide your astral body (sort of in between your physical body and your spiritual self) lifts out of your physical body. It allows you to travel through space and time, see spirits, meet up with other projectors, and even enter into people’s dreams to contact them. 

It can also be dangerous if you don’t ask your guide to help protect you, or you don’t shield yourself. Here is a post I’ve made on shielding. 

Below is one possible and usually effective way to projecting. It takes practice, like all meditation, so just keep trying if it doesn’t work! Or intuitively modify the method.

  1. Choose the time best for you: Usually the morning or after a nap is the most effective, because you can wake up your mind, but your body has less sensation and is therefore easier to leave. This is something that will be different for everyone, so figure out what works for you!
  2. Lie down in a quiet space: Make sure no one with interrupt you (such interruption will ground you right back to the physical plane). Darken the room so your eyes aren’t distracted with bright lights. Be relaxed and comfortable, trying to minimize physical sensation. Also, have a blanket over yourself so you don’t get cold. Even on a warm day this might be needed.
  3. Shield yourself: The link is above in the description on how to. I would ward your astral body and physical body with a white light, perhaps using the blanket and imagining that it is protecting your body with light. Worst case scenario would be for a negative spirit to use your body when you leave it to project. Also ask your guide(s), even if you don’t know their names, to protect you with pure intentions and from all negativity. 
  4. Relax your body: Start by focusing on your breathing, then move through your muscle groups and imagine each place of tension disappearing. Sometime a healing light, and imagining that, will help. You can work up or down on  your body. Just relax as best you know how. Breathe away any thoughts too. Notice them, then just let them go with an exhale. A few minutes of this will clear your mind. But, it is natural for some thoughts to stay, and that’s okay! It won’t stop you from projecting, it just means that you’re human.
  5. Let your mind wander and focus on a single points in your body: A small point, like your hand, heart, a toe, etc. Focus on this one point and let the rest of your body naturally fall into a sleep like state. 
  6. Start to visualize your body and feel it’s presence: It’s possible to see or imagine yourself looking different than your physical self at this point. Just accept what you feel and look like.
  7. Flex your body parts mentally: This means that you don’t move any part of your body, but you image it moving until you can feel it vividly. This is your astral body moving. Slowly “move” more parts of your body.
  8. Enter your resonation/vibrational state: All spirits, atoms, particles, energies, etc vibrate with certain frequencies. Start to pay attention to your astral self and you’ll probably, by this point, be feeling a subtle vibration. Let it build until it’s incredibly powerful. If you don’t feel the vibration yet, then continue the above step until you do. Audio and visual hallucinations are common here, like extremely loud sounds or patterns that your eyes are seeing. These aren’t harmful in any way. The most difficult part of the vibration is combating fear. It is overwhelming, especially the first time, because you are transcending the physical plane. Just relax into it and let it flow over you. It will not harm you.
  9. Leave your body: Use your mind to lift out of your body, using the vibration to increase the ability to do so. Anyone can do this, but you need to trust yourself. Don’t allow yourself to doubt your ability, just have faith even for a few moments that you can leave your body, visualize it, then look back at your physical body once you are out of it. You can practice by just lifting a leg or arm out of your body first. Don’t expect a full projection on your first try! Just practice what it feels like until you understand your own astral self and how to have it leave your body, even if just in parts. 
  10. Explore: Be careful and take a guide with you. You can go anywhere now, besides some “restricted sections” (like “Heaven,” other people’s Akashic records, the Tree of Life, etc). If you ever feel threatened then just follow a silver cord back to your body. It should be connected to you around stomach. It is always there as soon as you focus on it. You can access your Akashic records, meet up with spirits or other projectors, go back in time (like literally see historical or future events), or interact in a plane you design for yourself, like a sanctum or astral altar. 
  11. Return to your body: Just imagine yourself going back and you will. You can also let the silver cord pull you or your guides guide you back into your body. If you see your physical self, then just align yourself and fall back into your body. Then slowly wiggle toes and fingers until sensation comes back. Don’t get up until you feel fully present, because you could be dizzy or lightheaded. 

If you have any questions, feel free to message me or follow me to reply to posts!

。* ★ IzuOcha Week  2017 ✫ *。

Welcome, everyone to IzuOcha Week 2017!  ~ヾ(^∇^)
IzuOcha Week is an entire week celebration dedicated to the relationship of Izuku “Deku” Midoriya and Ochako Uraraka from the manga/anime My Hero Academia.

We are so excited since this is our first ever IzuOcha Week! We’ve worked hard and done our best on choosing the prompts for these sweethearts; so we hope you will enjoy and join us in the fun! as we celebrate our sweet Heroes in Training and the beautiful relationship they share! Plus Ultra!

。* ★ BONUS DAYS ✫ *。

December 25th or 27th /  Day 8: Celebrations (ex. Holidays, Birthdays, etc.) 

Note: For the bonus day, we’ve added the option for it to be either on the 25th (for Christmas) or the 27th (to celebrate Ochako’s birthday!)

。* ★ November 19th  – 25th  2017 || Prompts per Day  ✫ *。

Day 1: Firsts (ex. Impressions, kiss, date etc.)
Day 2: Tag Team
Day 3: Quirks
Day 4: Dorm Life
Day 5: Growing Feelings / Admiration
Day 6: Loss / Nightmare
Day 7: Confessions

You can use the prompts as you wish, they are meant to inspire and help (BUT they are also optional and not required to use) use your imagination and creativity - and remember to have fun!

Tag all your works with #IzuochaWeek and/or #IzuochaWeek2017

Make sure you place the tag within the first 5 tags so it appears in the tag/s (otherwise we might miss it.) if your works still don’t appear in the tag/s send us a link through the submission page or a message to our askbox and we’ll reblog it!.

*** please be sure to read the Rules and Guidelines here it’s important, so you know what is do’s/don’ts.

Here’s a short list of Rules/Guidelines since it’s the first year.

  • Do not post art or edits/graphics that is not yours, they will not be accepted.
  • Do not use another artist’s art as a base/trace. Please respect others and be original with your work~❤ if you steal, it will not be accepted 
  • Do not post N/SFW content as the characters are underage and it would make others, especially minors uncomfortable. it will not be accepted. remember there are fans of all ages, so please be courteous and respectful.
  • Fanarts, fanfictions, edits, graphics, videos, etc. are all accepted whatever you wanna do!.

RULES UPDATED: // .3/9/17. //


We hope you will participate and show some love to IzuOcha in this special celebratory week!ヾ(๑╹ヮ╹๑)ノ”

banner graphic by: @uravityzero / @eriboook
Groundbreaking Female Comic Book Store Owner Now Appears on a Marvel Cover

Ariell Johnson has been collecting comic books for more than a decade, but she’ll soon add a very personal one to her collection.

The 33-year-old founder and president of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. in Philadelphia will appear on a variant cover of “Invincible Iron Man #1.”

The first image of the book, which goes on sale next month and features Johnson having a meal with new Marvel superhero RiRi Williams, is below.

Johnson said she owes the collaboration to her colleague Randy Green, whom she said spearheaded the project and conceptualized the cover.

“When the email went out about potential variants for stores, he was really excited and took it upon himself to work out the [details]. It was really his hard work,” she told ABC News. “I knew what it was supposed to look like, but having the actual art in front of you is so much different. It’s really exciting.”

Not that she hasn’t earned it. Johnson opened Amalgym last December, becoming the first black, female comic book store owner on the East Coast. However, her obsession of all things geek really began around age 10 or 11, when she discovered “X-Men” character Storm. Johnson credits the character, one of the first black, female superheroes, with being “the bridge that got me into this world.”

“To think I made it a decade-plus and I had never seen a black, woman superhero is crazy because little white boys have so many [with whom they identify]: ‘I want to be Iron Man!’ 'I want to be Batman!’ 'I want to be Superman.’ 'I want to be Han Solo!’ When you are a person of color, you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel to find someone you can identify with. I always felt like I was watching other people’s adventures,” she explained. “Being introduced to Storm was a pivotal moment for me because had I not come across her, I might have grown out of my love for [comics].”

After graduating from cartoons to comics in high school, Johnson began buying her own books in college. Her Friday routine was comforting: She’d go to the comic book store to get her weekly stash, and then take the books across the street to her favorite coffee shop, where she’d read them over a hot chocolate and piece of cake. When the coffee shop was forced to close some 10 years ago, Johnson decided it was up to her to create a space that gave her the same feeling of warmth.

“The goal is to be an inclusive geek space,” she said. “So it’s not just comics; it’s gaming, it’s sci-fi, it’s horror, whatever you geek about, we want to make room for you!”

She’s also proven to be a role model for girls and women. Johnson, who points to Marvel’s diverse cast of characters and story lines as proof that the industry is evolving in a positive way, said that she’s worked hard to make sure that everybody feels welcome at Amalgam.

“I had a girl tell me I had an excellent book selection and she was 7 or 8. I don’t know how welcome she might feel in some other spaces,” she said. “Women exist in this space! We’ve always been reading comic books, we just may not have been as open about it. I definitely get very positive feedback from not just little girls, but grown women too.”

Masterlist of Studyblrs

Hey guys! I have compiled a list of studyblrs and organized them both by year and major (if they’re in university or college). The studyblrs with * by the urls are the ones that I currently follow!

As you can see, this  list has gotten quite long  and for those who don’t know i go to school in Canada meaning I don’t understand how grades work in the UK or other countries so when it comes time that i post this masterlist and I put you in the wrong year please feel free to message me and ill change it to the proper year asap!!

If you reblogged the post with the information and I did not add you, I apologize but I lost track sometimes where I was in the lists and might have skipped you.

Feel free to add what year you are or what you’re studying in the reblogs or tags!! Follow those who are in the same year as you or studying the same subject, or follow anyone if you’re looking for new people to follow.

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She has no throne. Girls without thrones should not have knights, but hers won’t go. Princess Zelda – the girl who killed Calamity – would love to fade into legend, but Link’s bought a house, he’s fighting off monsters, and he’s selling giant horses to strangely familiar Gerudo men. She’ll never have any peace now. (ao3)  

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anonymous asked:

Hi TT :), I just went on your marauders threads masterpost and none of the links worked. Honestly it might be my computer (I have a super nasty virus atm) but then it might not be. To give you an idea, every time i scroll over the links the typing cursor comes up (y'know the one with the lines that highlights stuff) I've refreshed the page quite a few times and nothing seems to be working. I will carry on refreshing and see if it will work, but for now I just thought you ought to know :)

(( OOC: Yeah, I’m not sure what’s going on there. :P I’ll try and get that fixed… but in the meantime… let’s see if this works: 

MARAUDERS THREAD MASTERPOST:

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How to write an essay at the last minute:
  1. Do a little research so you know the basic themes or arguments around what you’re writing about. 
  2. Write a plan. Plan what you’ll write in each paragraph- just a topic or a main argument for each paragraph. Make sure you can use each of these ideas to justify your overall essay argument. 
  3. Start writing. Start with a paragraph that interests you or that you already have information on. This way, you can find info for other paragraphs while writing this one. NOTE: your writing does not have to be 100% academic or flow too well at this point! Start by writing a main point, and then:
  4. Do the research to back up points as you write them. It’s a challenge yourself to find information that contradicts or supports the sentence you’ve just written. Correct your sentence if your research suggests otherwise.
  5. Note references as you go along. These don’t have to be detailed; a link to the article you read and a note of the page number in a footnote will do. If you like, you can include in-text citations as you go, too, but keep the footnote so you can write the correct bibliographical entry later, and check your source later in case you mess up. 
  6. Write the conclusion and introduction. Now you know your main points for sure, and you’ve backed them up, summarise it in these paragraphs. 
  7. Go over each paragraph. Sometimes I do this in a seperate paragraph to make it less confusing. If your writing really doesn’t flow, re-write each paragraph so it does. Maybe you’d like to ad your linking sentences and topic sentences in here if you haven’t already. Then insert them back into your document with the right formatting and fonts. Go through each paragraph until you’re done. 
  8. Write your bibliography/reference list. Remember those footnotes you made?  Go through and write a bibliographical entry for each source. 
  9. Finishing touches. Make sure you’ve met the formatting requirements. This might include things like giving your essay a good heading, page numbers, line spacing, font, and text size. 
  10. Submit your work and celebrate! Your essay is complete! You might want to read over it once more if you have time for spelling errors etc before submitting, but hopefully most errors were corrected in step 7. Now you should probably reward yourself, or at least praise yourself mentally. Congrats and good luck! 

Notes: 

If you need to, take a micro-break to dance or rest your eyes or something for like 1-5 minutes between paragraphs. This is especially helpful if you’re pulling an all-nighter. 

It’s also a good idea to supply yourself with snacks and lots of water so you can maybe enjoy the process a little and stay healthy. 

And finally, this is what works for me, but if it doesn’t for you, that’s okay. It might only be good as a last-minute strategy, and thereby not ideal. 

6 Ways Feminism Can Be Accessible to Autistic People
  1. Tag facetious comments - Autistic people have difficulty with figurative language, especially when given a dry delivery. Keep in mind that it’s hard for autistic people to read social signals, and it’s harder for everyone to understand the delivery of plain text online. You might think it’s clear that “Kill all men” is an extremely sarcastic declaration of annoyance but to autistic people unfamiliar with the feminist in-group culture, it looks like a legitimate call to gendercide, especially to those who may be more familiar with the hateful exaggerated stereotype of a feminist popularized in mainstream media than with real world examples of feminists and feminist discourse. This all can be avoided with sarcasm tags or by using literal language like “Men annoy me so much, I can’t even.” (Although “I can’t even” is figurative language, it’s more readily understood as a facet of mainstream slang.)
  2. Don’t expect everyone to take college classes - It’s not as prominent as it was a few years ago, but there is an attitude among feminists that because they learned feminist theory in college classes that everyone should. Keep in mind that college classes are not accessible to everyone because of reasons of class or disability, the latter of which includes autism. I encountered this myself, where in order to pass a Women’s Studies class, I would have had to perform charity work such as feeding the homeless, which was beyond my mental ability at the time. If I had to do it now, I might have the mental fortitude to maintain calm in those kinds of stressful situations, but that was not accessible to me in 2012. By saying “I’m tired of ignorance, so you have to have taken a college class on the subject before I’ll talk to you about it,” or “I learned in a class, and you learned in a class, so I think feminism 101 articles are bad,” you’re cutting out autistic people who lack the ability to take such classes.
  3. Don’t demonize masculine autistic traits - In the struggle against creepy entitled guys, there is a tendency to lump autistic traits in with their warning signs. Autistic people have difficulty with body language, may have difficulties with articulation, and often overlook tact. That can lead to things like too much eye-contact, which can be interpreted as aggressive or a sexual advance; not enough eye-contact, which is interpreted as shifty behavior; taking up too much space, including “manspreading” and getting fat, as might produce a “neckbeard”; rambling about their interests, which is interpreted as dominating the conversation or “mansplaining”; and being too overt about sexual interest, not knowing how to play the elaborate game of alluding but not too distantly, being assertive but not too much, and when “coffee” means “sex” or is just “coffee”. Autistic women have the same behavior, but it doesn’t receive the same demonization due to sexism imbuing men with an aggressive characterization and women with a passive characterization. Typically, feminists are against that, but they tend to forget when staring at “weird people”. Keep in mind that a standard stereotype of an anti-feminist is a “neckbeard [fat] nerd [person with passionate interests who doesn’t know when socially appropriate to shut up] who doesn’t understand the most basic of cues women broadcast to signal disinterest, and who lives in his mother’s basement [lacks the ability to perform in society because of mental issues]”, demonizing autistic traits instead of the anti-feminist beliefs such people may have.
  4. Don’t infantilize feminine autistic traits - This is the feminine counterpart of the above problem and also has to do with traditional gender roles. Instead of being seen as creepy for not achieving the expectations of social performance, autistic women are seen as childlike. This is a manifestation of benevolent sexism where autistic women are disrespected out of good values, where empathetic feminists try to keep them safe, but it is fundamentally indistinguishable from male notions of chivalry that put women on pedestals. The characterization of immaturity leads to the dismissal of autistic women’s sexualities, which are regarded as unhealthy behavior for the infantilized autistic women to demonstrate, and men who find autistic women sexually attractive are inappropriately demonized as pedophilic. (This is sometimes hard to untangle from sexist autistic men attracted to autistic women and displaying chivalrous notions that infantilize them and the separate concepts must be distinguished before their outlines can be seen.) Basically, don’t treat adult women like kids. Don’t laugh when they do something that surprises you. Don’t call their behavior “cute”. Don’t talk down. Respect their ability to be sexual.
  5. Don’t dismiss “mentally ill” people - Feminists typically don’t like to be told that they’re not understandable when they use figurative language or in-group memes and may declare in a snotty tone that even translates through text that “Only mentally ill people wouldn’t understand! Totally whacked out loonies!” In statements like this, mentally ill individuals are dismissed as not really human and not worth caring about, evoking the conservative idea that mainstream culture represents civilization and that any outliers represent savagery that must be removed to keep society safe. They don’t want to even have to think about them. They want them quietly removed to asylums and assume that the existence of mentally ill people reading and misinterpreting their very clear words represents a failure of the government’s ability to locate and institutionalize mentally ill people, so their comprehension isn’t even a concern to them. It’s a deeply ableist mindset, borne of a deeply ableist society. If they gave it some thought, they’d probably realize it, but they’re too angry at the challenge to their very clear wording to do anything more than resort to dismissing the issue with very ableist wording. The truth is, ableism is a feminist issue; “mentally ill” people can lead happy lives without being problems to society and should be empowered to do so; and at one point, feminists would have been condemned as madwomen and sent to asylums. 

    “It’s all to do with reproductive organs / Which are naturally unstable in a dame / You see, from ‘lunar’, we have ‘lunacy’ and ‘lunatic’ and ‘loony’ / And they’re always ovulating by the cycle of the moony!”
    – ”Girls! Girls! Girls!” by Emilie Autumn
  6. Be receptive to questions, even “weird” ones - There is a profound problem where feminists are really adverse to answering people’s questions about feminism. Feminists are wary of negative questions, such as are attached to trolling or sealioning, but there is a general resistance to answering questions that just makes it hard for ignorant people curious about feminism to actually learn anything about it. Part of this ties into the expectation that newcomers take college classes, where the in-group is established by its members undergoing a rite of passage where no one helps them along the way, and they learn themselves and get to dismiss people in turn, similar to hazing. (In absence of college classes, the instruction is to instead lurk in forums.) There is also a widespread belief that asking questions of feminists is anti-feminist because answering questions takes away from time that might otherwise be spent on important activist work, which might be accurate in some cases, but typically what people do when they go online is look at cute cats and reblog memes, so spending that time answering questions would be activistic work and of greater value than browsing cat videos. Where this fits in with accessibility is that autistic people are going to have a harder time understanding feminism, as they have a harder time understanding almost everything in human culture, which is going to lead to questions, especially questions that look weird because the problems with comprehension are going to be dramatically different than with other people. I’ve asked feminists multiple questions that have been outright ignored, and I’m pretty sure it’s because they looked so weird that they were dismissed as trolling. I’ve encountered this behavior AFK with regard to asking about social protocols that seem obvious to people. They’ll either just stare at me blankly for a minute and then ignore me or get angry because they think I’m playing a trick on them (i.e. trolling). Questions need to be answered and not just with links to Google, which represents a misunderstanding of how Google works. Google personalizes results to be more effective to individual people. You might Google a feminist term and get tons of useful articles, while someone else might Google the same term and get completely unrelated stuff or even MRA articles about why that concept is unfounded. Basically, if you’re going to just link off somewhere, use Google yourself and take advantage of your personalized results to find articles that you can link. And keep in mind that weird questions can be honest.

anonymous asked:

Spiderman really needs to read some fanfiction ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

If you want him to read it, you’re going to have to send it!

(Nothing too long, and if you didn’t write it make sure you have the author’s permission first! Keep in mind that if it’s read, it’ll likely get torn to shreds by Wade and Peter. They’re just those kinds of people.)

anonymous asked:

Hello, i am a little new to tumblr and i was just wondering, why don't people want others to repost their art/posts? is it like, stealing their post or something? ok, bye :)

Hi! Hello and welcome to tumblr!

This might get long and relatively angry-sounding but by all means this isn’t towards you at all anon, its just that this have been building up in me for a long time. But just know that yes! reposting other artists’ works is offensive and even damaging to them for multiple reasons!

>>Here’s a really well explained answer to why reposting is terrible for artists in general <<

For me, my posts/art are things I created. Things I worked hard for, and spent time on. Some of them are personal to me. To repost that art/post is just like STEALING that work right from me. 

We get that stealing is bad, right?

Because that’s what it is. No sugarcoating, no “reposting”, no “sharing”. It. Is. STEALING

But still, people do it. Sure some might leave credits to the original artist, some might even link back to the original source. But when you’re dealing with the internet, things get muddied real fast. Sources get linked back to other websites, to other blogs that reposted it and some people will flat out claim that work (That YOU created) as theirs. People will trace over them, remove watermarks, add their own stuff to it, etc etc.

And what that does to the original artist, is leave them creditless for the most part and taking the control over their own stuff from them.

To make matters worst, we depend on our content. To some artists, this is literally the only way they make a living. I know you see posts about it like its a joke but it’s not?? Whether its for the next meal, to pay off debt or hospital bills, to leave an abusive place, etc, we really do depend on these art works. It’s not us being whiny or being butthurt on the internet. It is quite literally a matter of Life and Death to some of us. 

It doesn’t matter that you say that “love the artist!” or “credit to the artist!” It affects ALL artists NEGATIVELY. It is always a stab to the heart knowing another one of our pieces got taken and reposted again. Heck, not a day goes by when I don’t find reposted pieces of mine on instagram/twitter/tumblr and so on. (Some just leave no descriptions/credit at all, some are a simple “Found it on tumblr. Forgot from who lol”. Fuck you, specifically, btw.)

So let me ask this: why do you guys need to repost them so badly? 

  1. “I just want to share them with others!” Then by GODS why can’t you just reblog the original post? Will that physically kill you to do so? Can you not have anything on your blog that’s not uploaded by you personally? 
  2. “I just love the art so much!” WELL HELL!! I do too, buddy!! I love it. Because it’s mine. It’s what I created. Rebloging the original post will show how much you love it just as fine! It won’t hurt at all, I promise!
  3. “But I want to share it on other social media besides tumblr??” Listen. Buddy. Pal. Friendo. 8 of 10 times, that artist your talking about is on different social media platforms too. We tend to spread out and do that. Please take time to look through our FAQ/Blogs to make sure? ALSO when it comes to places like Facebook or Twitter, copying and pasting the link of the original post will do just as fine! I repeat: You do not need to repost the artwork at all. Just link them back to the post. 
  4. “But I want to add a comment” Then reblog and comment. But don’t you dare delete the original caption because I swear to god that is an entirely different plate of garbage to deal with.
  5. “…I want to get the notes/likes for it” B*TCH ME TOO!! Why do you think I made it??? If you want to get notes or likes then by all means create something yourself but don’t take credit for someone else’s work?? Do I have to spell out that notes/likes are important to the artists that made that artwork, and to have all of that given to someone else because they reposted it is like a slap to the face?? Some of us face that DAILY. We’re ready to kill a man.

On that note, some artists have different ways of dealing with these circumstances, so if you ever have an inkling that it might be ok, GO ASK THE ARTIST FIRST!!!!!! 

tl;dr : Reposting is bad bc it’s stealing from artists not only their hard work and credibility, but even their income. Please, I’m literally begging all of you to stop it and to not ever do it

thanks for asking anon.

inspiration to write vs. inspiration to steal

For the last few weeks there have been series of events regarding cases of plagiarism or finding stolen ideas, which involves my beloved friends, other respected writers which I’ve been witnessing, and now even myself. Even when the recent cases have been able to be solved privately without long and exhausting drama, there are still cases where the perpetrators still defend themselves, either those who insisted that it’s mere coincidental for them to have “similar” works posted, or if they have been “inspired” by the original post, or even to the point where they also insisted that they have no knowledge whatsoever that the original posts have existed before they posted their “work”.

I’m pretty sure that this has been said multiple times by some of the writers I know, but let me say this again. It is the original writer who has the right to judge if your work are not just “similar” but exactly a copy, it is the original writer who can say that your work is purely copied from them, and it is the original writer themselves that can has the right to report, to shout publicly or kindly asking you to delete, and to say that what you did is defined as a work of plagiarism. You don’t get to decide that you are innocent when you have cross the line of what we see as a form of copyright infringement.

To understand my point of view - since I keep feeling like you just don’t get what we are saying, I’m going to just point out the lines and the boundaries between being “inspired” and blatantly “copying” other people’s work, and show you what you can and cannot do.


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anonymous asked:

hi emma! what usually motivates you to study? this AY for me is really slackly, thus, i don't have much motivation to study or do my work !! Any advice?

Hi! I often get asked this question so I’ll be detailed. I’ll split it up into several parts since it isn’t just one single thing that motivations me.

  1. I’ve learned to be disciplined. This comes with constantly practice and obviously isn’t something that comes over night. I’ve worked at it for several years and am now pretty good at working when I need to. I think some people place to much emphasis on needing to feel motivated when in reality you need to tell yourself that you need to work. The motivation you have is fantastic but it isn’t going to sustain you forever!
  2. I like to achieve, be proud and not regretful. During my first year of HSC, I was getting grades that I wasn’t particularly happy with. When I would get back my results, I would feel disappointed and let down. I would wish I’d tried harder, studied more or just done something slightly differently. After a while, I got sick of this feeling. My trial marks in English were quite low for what I wanted to go and that really pushed me. I didn’t want to feel that way again. One of my favourite quotes is “studying sucks less than failing”. It is so simple but it is too the point and very true. Once I started to be proud of my results, I didn’t want to go back to not achieving.
  3. Setting goals. As I’ve gone through high school and into university these have changed. In high school I wanted to get the best mark I could, get a good ATAR for my university course, and rank well in my classes. Now at uni, it’s pass the class, get as best I can, and maintain a high GPA. Having these goals and knowing studying is how I achieve them has really helped. Externalising goals is also one of the best ways to make sure you achieve them!
  4. Competition. This is non-existent in university for me since my classes aren’t competitive in any way but in high school it was. HSC is very rank and competition based so that obviously drove me a lot. I was known as a “dark horse” (thank you to my ancient history class) and actually got “biggest underdog” award for my year 12 formal. There were a lot of cocky people in my class and it was nice to quietly perform without them realising until later. Obviously obsessing over competition isn’t the aim but a bit of friendly competition can help motivate you.
  5. Having access to education. I feel very lucky to have a good education and to be at university. I’m very grateful and don’t ever want to feel like I’m wasting the opportunity. More so at uni, you’re paying. I’m putting in money for this chance and I don’t want to feel like it is wasted. You may have read previously that my parents are currently paying since we can’t access student loans so I don’t want to feel like I’m wasting their money each semester by not putting in the effort and getting the most out of it I can.
  6. Studyblr/gram. You guys have been one of my biggest sources of motivation. It is like having many accountability partners checking up on my progress, making sure I’m working! Having a chance to share my study journey via Tumblr and Instagram has been awesome and keeps me going. I don’t think I’d be where I am today in terms of studying, motivation and organisation wise, if it wasn’t for starting emmastudies!

Here are some other links that might be useful:

I hope this helps x

Found a whole goddamn notebook in the dumpster this time

no idea whose handwriting this is or why they’d write it or who it’s supposed to be about but it’s fun isn’t it? happy ficlet fantasy friday!


Drifting up from a warm, dozy sleep, she feels the bed shifting under her, and the weight of an arm draped across her. She smiles, keeping her eyes closed, snuggling against him. He keeps moving, though, instead of settling in, and she mumbles, “What’re you doin?”

He’s propped himself up on one elbow behind her, the arm over her doing something complicated.

“Taking a bed selfie.”

“Huh?” She still hasn’t opened her eyes. What the fuck time is it, anyway?

“A bed selfie.” 

Like that explains it.

One eye, then the other, slides reluctantly open, and she can make out his iPhone a few inches away in the dimness. They’re both in the frame, grainy and low-res; her hair is spilled out over the pillow, her bare shoulder exposed, his muscled arm disappearing into the corner where his hand is holding the phone. His thumb touches the button.

“It’s gonna be a week till we see each other again — I need a souvenir for when I get lonely,” he says.

Keep reading

Loth-cat giveaway

Want one of these cuties? Here’s your chance. Keep reading to find out how you can win a crocheted plush loth-cat.
The giveaway closes on October 1, 2017.
Because there seems to be confusion: there are TWO categories, and only ONE of them requires you to be Canadian.

What’s the prize?

One of these things.

Hand-made, acrylic yarn exterior, polyester fill. You can see some more pictures, a different plushie but the same pattern, here.

There’s two categories, and one winner in each category.

What are the categories?

“Content creator for the SWR fandom”, and “Canadian SWR fan” (because I’m Canadian and shipping is easier within the country).
You can enter if you’re not Canadian, so long as you’re a content creator.
For these purposes, you’re a “content creator” if you draw fanart, write fic, do cosplay, write meta, add text posts to screenshots, take pictures of Lego!Kanan and Lego!Hera…. Basically, anyone who contributes to the SWR fandom by making stuff for other fans to enjoy. You’re awesome.
Do you feel like your stuff “isn’t good enough”? It doesn’t matter. It still counts.

How does one enter the giveaway?

Reblog this post, and say what category you’re part of. If you’re Canadian, say what province you’re in. If you’re a content creator, provide a link to the stuff you do.
If you’re Canadian AND a content creator, you’ll get entered in both categories. (You can only win once though, to make it fair.) That’s the maximum number of entries anyone can get, one in each category. Reblogging multiple times, will NOT improve your chances. It won’t hurt your chances either; there’s just no reason to do it, unless you suddenly get a lot of followers, and want them to see it.
You do NOT need to be following my blog. I mean, it’s fine if you want you, and I think I post or reblog pretty cool stuff, but it’s also fine if you don’t want to. 
You have to reblog this post, and say which category you’re entering, to be considered for the giveaway.

How will the winners be chosen?

The giveaway closes on Sunday, October 1, at noon my time (EST). I’ll take all the entries for each category, and select one using a random number generator.
Winners will be contacted by direct message on here, so make sure you allow that. (If you don’t respond by Tuesday afternoon, I’ll select another winner.) I will need a mailing address from you if you win, unless you can get to my city in southern Ontario to get it in person.
As for how long it will take to receive your loth-cat, that depends on the postal system, and where you live. For Canadians it would be a few days; anywhere else in the world, up to maybe three weeks, I’ll be able to give you a better estimate once I know where I’m shipping it to.

Is there another way to get one of these loth-cats?

Possibly. I might start taking commissions, but there are still a bunch of things I’d need to work out first, and I also have schoolwork, so I don’t know when I’ll be able to say anything for definite.

More points that I wanted to add

  • It’s okay to reblog this post if you aren’t eligible for the giveaway; I’d just appreciate it if you say so on your reblog.
  • Pretty much anything that you post as SWR stuff, would count as “content creator”. If you’re not sure, link it anyways, won’t do any harm.

Any other questions?

Check this original post – I’ll edit it with anything I need to add – and if you don’t find your answer there, send me an ask.

Good luck!

Hiveswap’s out soon!

Y'all already knew the above, but I might as well remind people I’m still alive by reiterating my plans for it.

  • Yes, I’m still planning on liveblogging my playthrough of Hiveswap. Probably video format, since it’s easier.
  • I still get this tight feeling in my stomach whenever I think about the way Homestuck ended and have to quickly think about something else instead. Hopefully won’t get in the way of my playthrough though.
  • I’m not going to start playing/liveblogging on the day of release, likely; I’m going to do it soon for sure, but I’m not sure HOW soon. Some sinus issues have been gobbling up all my vacation days, so taking the week off work I’d planned to for this might not be as easy as I’d hoped.

I’ll keep you all posted; this is the one thing I absolutely want to follow through on, blogways. Maybe the last thing…? I’m not sure. We’ll see how much I can constructively contribute with this LP, then go with what feels right from there I guess.

Ttyl!

EDIT: Oh! One last thing I wanted to mention: Dropbox recently changed their image and HTML linking policy, and since that’s where I hosted the majority of my stuff, I’m sure a lot of links and images around my blog are probably broken. (Or at the very least the few HTML compilations, like my Wizardology or SBaHJ archives.) I’m going to go about fixing that in maybe a week or two.

youtube

Hey guys! I’m sure some of you might’ve already seen this floating around before but I just want to give another shout out to the amazing team of @philesterman and everyone who works on this fantastic channel! They’ve done several dubs of my comics that just add so much extra hilarity and charm to them, and lend their awesome talent to dozens of other artist’s work as well! So give them a like and maybe check out their channel if you’d like!

anonymous asked:

Hey Emma, how do you keep yourself motivated to study? I really struggle on motivation and concentration, I was wondering if you had any tips. Thank you for answering!

Hi! I often get asked this question so I’ll be detailed. I’ll split it up into several parts since it isn’t just one single thing that motivations me.

  1. I’ve learned to be disciplined. This comes with constantly practice and obviously isn’t something that comes over night. I’ve worked at it for several years and am now pretty good at working when I need to. I think some people place to much emphasis on needing to feel motivated when in reality you need to tell yourself that you need to work. The motivation you have is fantastic but it isn’t going to sustain you forever!
  2. I like to achieve, be proud and not regretful. During my first year of HSC, I was getting grades that I wasn’t particularly happy with. When I would get back my results, I would feel disappointed and let down. I would wish I’d tried harder, studied more or just done something slightly differently. After a while, I got sick of this feeling. My trial marks in English were quite low for what I wanted to go and that really pushed me. I didn’t want to feel that way again. One of my favourite quotes is “studying sucks less than failing”. It is so simple but it is too the point and very true. Once I started to be proud of my results, I didn’t want to go back to not achieving.
  3. Setting goals. As I’ve gone through high school and into university these have changed. In high school I wanted to get the best mark I could, get a good ATAR for my university course, and rank well in my classes. Now at uni, it’s pass the class, get as best I can, and maintain a high GPA. Having these goals and knowing studying is how I achieve them has really helped. Externalising goals is also one of the best ways to make sure you achieve them!
  4. Competition. This is non-existent in university for me since my classes aren’t competitive in any way but in high school it was. HSC is very rank and competition based so that obviously drove me a lot. I was known as a “dark horse” (thank you to my ancient history class) and actually got “biggest underdog” award for my year 12 formal. There were a lot of cocky people in my class and it was nice to quietly perform without them realising until later. Obviously obsessing over competition isn’t the aim but a bit of friendly competition can help motivate you.
  5. Having access to education. I feel very lucky to have a good education and to be at university. I’m very grateful and don’t ever want to feel like I’m wasting the opportunity. More so at uni, you’re paying. I’m putting in money for this chance and I don’t want to feel like it is wasted. You may have read previously that my parents are currently paying since we can’t access student loans so I don’t want to feel like I’m wasting their money each semester by not putting in the effort and getting the most out of it I can.
  6. Studyblr/gram. You guys have been one of my biggest sources of motivation. It is like having many accountability partners checking up on my progress, making sure I’m working! Having a chance to share my study journey via Tumblr and Instagram has been awesome and keeps me going. I don’t think I’d be where I am today in terms of studying, motivation and organisation wise, if it wasn’t for starting emmastudies!

Here are some other links that might be useful:

I hope this helps x

storytellingcloud  asked:

Hi, i'm a bit new to tumblr and wanted to know what is a good way to make sure that lots of people get to find a and read your stories? thanks in advance and love your blog by the way

Best tip: Find your tag people. If you’re writing fanfic, tag your fandom, tag your ships, tag your main characters, etc… Remember that only the first five tags show up in searches or XKit’s tracking. 

Link to your work on AO3, FF.net, your separate Wordpress or wherever else you publish. However, remember that Tumblr pisses on posts with external links in searches and rankings. So you might want to consider an internal blog page where you park your links. Then, in your posts, link to your internal blog page instead. 

If you write original works, check out what other writers are tagging theirs. I think #writblr and or #writeblr are popular, as is #writing and #original writing

Follow other writers. Send them love and comments. Build a network.

Reality check: Unless you’re an established artist, don’t expect hundreds of followers hanging on your every word, waiting anxiously for each new post. There are thousands upon thousands of other writers on Tumblr, all looking for exposure. 

For our followers: Any other suggestions for helping each other navigate the Great Tungler-dot-com plains? 

– Aliya

。* ☀ Bonizumo Week  2017 ☀ *。

Welcome, everyone to Bonizumo Week 2017!  (✿´꒳`)ノ°
Bonizumo Week is an entire week celebration dedicated to the relationship of Ryuji “Bon” Suguro and Izumo Kamiki from the manga/anime Blue Exorcist.

This is our first ever Bonizumo Week! and we’ve worked hard on it and choosing the prompts; so we hope you will enjoy and join the celebration! as we celebrate our dedicated Dragoon/Aria and Tsundere Tamer exorcists in training and the relationship they share.

。* ☀ BONUS DAY ☀ *。

October 31st /  Day 8: Halloween Fun

。* ☀ October 11th  – 17th  2017 || Prompts per Day  ☀ *。

Day 1: First Impressions
Day 2: Bickering
Day 3: Love / Hate
Day 4: Flustered
Day 5: Comfort
Day 6: AU / Alternate Universe 
Day 7: New Perspective

You can use the prompts as you wish, they are meant to inspire and help (BUT they are also optional and not required to use) use your imagination and creativity - and have fun!

Tag all your works with #BonizumoWeek and/or #BonizumoWeek2017

Make sure you place the tag within the first 5 tags so it appears in the tag/s (otherwise we might miss it.) if your works still don’t appear in the tag/s send us a link through the submission page or a message to our askbox and we’ll reblog it!.

*** please be sure to read the Rules and Guidelines here it’s important, so you know what is do’s/don’ts. 

banner graphic by: @flower-of-assiah

We hope you will participate and enjoy our celebratory week for Bonizumo!