list of disclaimers:

College Packing Do’s and Don’ts

I am currently working on an exhaustive college packing list printable, which will hopefully go out next week. But today, I thought I would do a teaser post including some items that you absolutely should or should not bring to your dorm! 

General Advice

Look at what is going to be in your room first, and don’t start buying until then. For example, if your room has a trashcan, you don’t need to bring an additional trash can.  

Do’s

  • Organizers for around your room. Go to the dollar store and pick out lots of plastic organizers, bins, and baskets for around your room. The key to keeping such a small space like a dorm room clean is making sure everything has a place. Things like school supplies, makeup, keys, random samples, etc. all need a place to live or else your room will get chaotic.
  • Bath robe and shower shoes. I know, saying you need shower shoes is kind of beaten to death at this point. But seriously, don’t even go into the bathroom without flip flops on. And a bath robe is just nice, so that you don’t have to walk around in a towel.
  • Kettle and mini fridge. Save a ton of money by making your own instant coffee or tea in the morning. And having a mini fridge is a necessity for water, snacks, and alcohol. I recommend getting one with a freezer!
  • Fan. This depends on how old your school is, but many res buildings don’t have air conditioning.
  • Cleaning supplies. You’ll want a few supplies on hand to keep your room clean, namely a duster, Windex, and Lysol wipes. However, that is basically all you will need. You don’t need to bring your own broom and vacuum.
  • Batteries, extension cords, and surge protectors. Until you get to the room, you won’t know how your outlets are set up, so extension cords might be a necessity. Batteries and surge protectors are just necessities.
  • Documents, like health and insurance information, your SIN number, and copies of your res agreement. If you need to pick up a prescription or apply for a job, you will need these important documents!
  • First aid kit. Get a pencil case or makeup bag and fill it with the first aid essentials. Pain killers, Polysporin, Band-Aids, Midol, an Ace bandage, etc. But just like with cleaning supplies, don’t go to crazy with things you won’t actually use.

Don’ts

  • Extra furniture and storage, at least until you have done a room tour. I always see packing lists saying to bring an ottoman or a beanbag chair. I disagree. Your room will probably already be cramped, and you will end up sitting on your bed all the time anyways. When it comes to storage, most dorm rooms actually have quite a bit. Having giant Rubbermaid bins and rolling storage carts might just be a waste of space. 
  • Microwave or hot plate. There will likely be a microwave and even a stove on your floor. A microwave takes too much space, and a hot plate is a fire hazard in a small room. You won’t be using them that much anyways.
  • Area rug, curtains, and other large decorations. Definitely bring some photos and small decorative items, but bringing large things like this is a waste of space in the car, as well as money.
  • Iron. Some lists also recommend you bring an iron, but unless you are devoting hours a week to laundry, you’re never going to use it. Most college students don’t even separate whites and colours, let alone iron.
  • Printer. Unless for some reason you are going to be printing hundreds of pages a week, this is not needed. You will probably end up doing readings online and a lot of work is submitted online as well. You can get pages printed for 5 cents, and even when you total the number of pages printed, it will probably be a lot less than buying a printer and paying for ink refills throughout the year.
Book Genres

“ Hi! Do you think you can post some book genres in Korean? For example, how would you say to a friend that you’re reading a book that contains science fiction or a dramatic book?”

Best-seller 베스트셀러
Series 시리즈 (EX: “Goosebump 시리즈”)
Art Book 화보집/미술서
Autobiography 자서전
Biography 전기
Comic Book 만화책
Cook Book 요리책/조리서
Coloring Book  칠하기 그림책
Detective (Mystery) 추리 소설
Educational Book  교과서
Historical Book 역사(서)
Fantasy 환상
Fiction 소설
Horror 공포 소설
Language Study Book 어학 교재
Memorandum (“Memo”) Book 비망록
Auxiliary Book 보조부
Mystery 미스테리 책
Nonfiction 논픽션, 실화
Poetry Book 시집
Poetry  시
Science fiction - 공상 과학 - but you can also just say SF like you do in English
Self-Help Book 자습서, 자립 안내서.

A Korean language as a foreign language learning book 외국어로서의 한국어 교재
Korean grammar book 한국어 교육 문법서
Conversation book 회화 교육교재

How to get into your pet head space

I know a lot of pets, especially obscure pets, have difficulty getting into the head space of their species. So here is a list of different activities you can try to help yourself enjoy being the pet that you are. There are a lot of other types of pets out there and some of these activities may repeat, but I am going off of the pet list I made a few months ago. Click here to see the list.

[ * DISCLAIMER: I do not have full knowledge about each of these types of pets, so I am going by research I’ve done and pets that I’ve talked to. Feel free to add your own activities beneath. ]


TIPS FOR ALL PETS:

  • Make noises. Depending on your species, practice barking, mewing, growling, whinnying, purring, etc. If may feel weird and embarrassing at first, but try to do it little by little until you enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy it, then don’t do it.
  • Wear gear. Whether you can afford a little or a lot, gear will help you feel more like the pet you are.
  • Don’t be embarrassed. I know it’s difficult, especially if you’re just starting off, to do some of these things and act like a pet. But if you enjoy it, then there is no reason to be embarrassed about it. Just start slow and ease yourself into it.
  • Adapt to your own preferences. The list below is not concrete. You do not have to do the things listed just because they are listed for your species. Example: if you’re a lamb and you see something listed for a ferret and enjoy it, then do it.

TIPS FOR SPECIFIC PETS:

  • Bat: eat fruit, wear fangs, wrap yourself in a blanket, enjoy the nighttime
  • Bear: wander around outside, roll around in bed, play with a large ball
  • Big Cat: climb things, pounce on/stalk toys, practice grooming/hygiene
  • Bunny: eat veggies/fruit, cuddle someone/something, hide, color
  • Dragon: go outdoors and collect things, organize collections
  • Fawn: eat veggies/fruit, go to the woods, bounce around, explore
  • Ferret: dig through a pile of blankets, hide other’s items, roll around
  • Fox: play tricks on others, hide in small spaces, go for a run
  • Kitten: wear a collar, play with toys, practice grooming
  • Lamb: enjoy physical attention, get “dolled-up”, eat veggies/fruit
  • Pig: roll around in blankets, minimize movement, enjoy snacks
  • Pony: run/gallop through the woods, chew on veggies/fruit, head gear
  • Puppy: chase a ball, chew a toy bone, wrestle with your own dog
  • Rat: hoard food items, bite/lick others, hide other’s objects for fun
  • Wolf: chew beef jerky, tear at toys, look after others, brush your hair
The Epic Tail of a Girl and Her Cat

Guys. GUYS.  We started doing stories before bed with my three year old.  I think it got to me.


This is Chat

Stormy Weather / Climatika


He’s friendly, playful and has no bones

Dark Cupid / Dislocœur, Rogercop


Chat is a cat

Princess Fragrance / Princesse Fragrance, The Mime / Le Mime


This is Chat’s Human

Antibug


She plays with him

Darkblade / Le Chevalier Noir


And gives him scritches

Animan


But not too many (he is, after all, a cat)

Dark Cupid / Dislocœur


His Human smells like warmth, comfort and other good things

Animan


Chat loves his Human (and she loves him)

Animan


She’s his forever home

Antibug


THE END =^‥^=


Bonus:

Sometimes, cats think they have two Humans, but it’s really the same Human twice.  Shhh.  Don’t tell him…

The Evillustrator / Le Dessinateur


Link to my ML Crack Post Master List


**Disclaimer:  This was done to make people laugh and is entirely in fun.  The fact that I have to add a disclaimer stating this is not fun.  If you’re gonna hate, please take your business elsewhere.  I don’t give attention to trolls or haters.  Thanks.  Also, I’m not a LadyNoir shipper.  I’m not a Marichat shipper.  I’m an EVERYONE shipper.  Tonight just happened to be a LadyNoir post.  Or whatever the hell that was.  If reblogging tag however you want.** 

Top Surgery List
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1. Seattle, WA – Dr Mangubat [http://www.labelleviecosmetic.com]
2. Portland, OR – Dr Hansen [https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/cosmetic-plastics-services/surgery/breast/transgender-chest-recon.cfm]
3. Greenbrae, CA – Dr Satterwhite, Dr Crane *+ [http://brownsteincrane.com]
4. San Francisco, CA – Dr Mosser [https://drmosser.com/transgender/ftm-chest/]
5. Salt Lake City, UT – Dr Agarwal [http://healthcare.utah.edu/plasticsurgery/body/female-male.php]
6. Tucson, AZ – Dr Taki, Dr Larson [http://takiplasticsurgery.com]
7. Albuquerque, NM – Dr Morehouse [http://mariposaplasticsurgery.com/AboutUs/MeetDrMorehouse]
8. San Antonio TX – Dr Lawton [http://www.transgendersurgery-sanantonio.com/ftm-femal-to-male-surgery/ftm-surgery.html]
9. Austin, TX – Dr Crane *+ [http://www.transhealthcare.org/curtis-crane/]
10. Plano, TX – Dr Raphael+, Dr Dulin [http://m.ai4ps.com/transgender-procedures-plano/female-to-male-plastic-surgery/]
11. Madison, WI – Dr King [http://topsurgerymidwest.com]
12. Chicago, IL – Dr Schechter + [http://www.ftmsurgery.net/surgeons/dr-loren-schechter.htm]
13. Ann Arbor, MI – Dr Kuzon [http://surgery.med.umich.edu/plastic/patient/team/wkuzon.shtml]
14. Cleveland, OH – Dr Medalie [http://www.clevelandplasticsurgery.com/transgender/]
15. Atlanta, GA – Dr Lincenberg [https://www.gaplasticsurg.com/procedures/breasts/gender-transition-top-surgery]
16. Davie, FL – Dr Garramone [http://drgarramone.com/costs/]
17. Ft Lauderdale, FL – Dr Sassani [http://www.topsurgery.net/surgeons/dr-russell-sassani.htm]
18. Baltimore, MD – Dr Fischer, Dr Schuster [http://www.cosmeticsurgerybaltimore.com]
19. Ardmore, PA – Dr Rumer [http://www.rumercosmetics.com]
20. Philadelphia, PA – Dr Leis [http://www.drshermanleis.com/topplasticsurgeon.html]
21. New York, NY – Dr Alter [http://www.topsurgery.net/states/new-york.htm]
22. Boston, MA – Dr Tobias [http://m.richardabartlettmd.com/transgender-surgery-boston/]
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*Splits time between California and Texas
+ Also performs bottom surgery
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•Disclaimer: this is not a fully inclusive list, merely a resource.
•Disclaimer 2: please excuse their language and use of phrases like “born in the wrong body” and so on.
•Disclaimer 3: I didn’t make this infographic. However we think that the blue-shaded states are for masculine identifying (breast reduction), and the pink-shaded states are for feminine identifying (breast enhancement).

Links and info valid as of February 2017.

The one and only wasteland beverage that doesn’t list radiation as an ingredient. [disclaimer: radiation may still be present in Sunset Sarsaparilla, and the Sunset Sarsaparilla company is not responsible for; mouth mutations, tumors, loss of brain function, decrease in memory retention, headaches, nausea, constipation, numbness in fingers or toes, sudden bouts of existentialism, or death, consult your doctor before drinking in Sunset Sarsaparilla.]

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@gradblrchallenge day 6;;

here’s a fresh page of untouched tasks that MUST get done over spring break. i have to do them my god i can’t put it off until the last minute. feat. missouri sunset. 

accomplishments not really anything??? drank bloody marys and took a nap???

upcoming tasks finish that newsletter writeup for practicum by today for sure by tomorrow, outline and research for the take home exam, contact some heads of nonprofits for this corner office interview, FINISH LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION, readings for my social economic and political environment class. and eat some kfc. 

i have continued to find that i work so well under pressure, and not nearly as well when i have hours/ days to dick around. any suggestions to actually be productive with this all-of-the-sudden free time would be much appreciated..

AoEx Casts’ Pokemon Teams! 


Rin Okumura: 

  • Dragonite
  • Pichu
  • Polygon
  • Drifloon
  • Honedge
  • Malamar 

Yukio Okumura: 

  • Lucario
  • Gyarados
  • Pidgeot
  • Voltorb
  • Swinub
  • Donphan

‘Bon’ Ryuji Suguro: 

  • Charizard
  • Growlithe
  • Nidoking
  • Metagross
  • Ponyta
  • Cloyster

Shima Renzou: 

  • Squirtle
  • Koffing
  • Kadabra
  • Doduo
  • Tentacool
  • Lickitung

Konekomaru Miwa: 

  • Eevee
  • Meowth
  • Cubone
  • Mankey
  • Furret
  • Teddiursa

Shiemi Moriyama: 

  • Gardevoir
  • Jigglypuff
  • Chansey
  • Vileplume
  • Caterpie
  • Sunkern

Izumo Kamiki: 

  • Ditto
  • Munchlax
  • Psyduck
  • Rattata
  • Mr. Mime
  • Hoothoot

Shura Kirigakure: 

  • Fearow
  • Sandslash
  • Entei
  • Trapinch
  • Dedenne

Amaimon: 

  • Bulbasaur
  • Marowak
  • Celebi
  • Dustox
  • Groyle
  • Phermosa

Mephisto Pheles: 

  • Clefairy
  • Muk
  • Kabutops
  • Medicham
  • Swalot
  • Hoopa
Sherlock characters Hogwarts houses (Opinion list)

Always that disclaimer of “disagree If you must, just don’t think I care enough to argue about it”. Enjoy.

Slytherin…

Sherlock: I’ve gone over this many times but I guess I’ll go over it once again. A lot of people assume that he is a Ravenclaw because he’s smart. False. Sherlock Holmes is a textbook Slytherin. Yes he’s smart, but he’s smart about what HE likes to know. In the books for example he doesn’t care to even know that earth revolves around the sun & he even goes as far to say that he doesn’t care to even remember the fact. A Ravenclaw would NOT act like that. Sherlock is just a snarky, sarcastic, SOB who has very singleminded goals and aspirations. He isn’t a bookworm if the book doesn’t pertain to what he’s doing at the moment.

Mycroft Holmes: He’s fantastic for a sarcastic one liner. He’s like Sherlock but he’s even more of an asshole in my opinion. He and Sherlock constantly try to one up each other, but they don’t have similar goals necessarily so it never gets too rough. Totally a Slytherin.

Mary Watson: Two words… DECEIVED EVERYONE. She’s fantastic. Also very resourceful and has straightforward goals / aspirations.

Gryffindor…

John Watson: He’s brave, daring & it takes a bit of recklessness to follow after Sherlock. Absolutely brilliant friend. I just feel like Gryffindors would do the John thing and just make faces if they disagreed 😂

Greg Lestrade: Also a very obvious Gryffindor. Courageous and daring. He’s very friendly and seems like he would be popular with other humans.

Hufflepuff…

Mrs. Hudson: She’s just a cute little puff. Ya gotta love Mrs. Hudson. Fave. PLUS she just kind of loves Sherlock & that’s just a cute little like family Slytherin/hufflepuff thing ya feel ❤️

Mixed houses…

Molly Hooper: This is only based on the show BECAUSE THERE IS NO MOLLY HOOPER IN THE FREAKING BOOKS. Anyways… she’s like a mix between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. She’s absolutely brilliant at what she does so I’ll credit that to Ravenclaw. She’s got hufflepuff traits too though like she’s loyal (even when Sherlock is awful to her lol), she’s a hard worker, she’s V PATIENT (with Sherlock again lol). Like idk she’s both in my mind. She doesn’t fit in just one house.

Jim Moriarty: This is gonna be an unpopular opinion to many because he’s the bad guy… but I wouldn’t say he’s 100% Slytherin. Like yes his goal is to beat Sherlock, but he’s kinda brilliant and he’s got the cocky thing from Gryffindor. So like he’s a Gryffindor/Slytherin/Ravenclaw. He’s so calculated and ingenious, but again he’s a cocky bastard & he’s very straightforward with his goals aka he has one goal in a sense.

Squibs…

Anderson and Sally: I loath them. They don’t deserve to go to Hogwarts.

The Block List

Just a disclaimer: the person who made this seemed not to understand how this could be used against anyone as she was sending this privately to blogs she deemed ‘unabusive, who were just trying to get away from the bullying.’ She seemed to me most of the time to honestly see us as “entitled teenagers” However, I made it glaringly obvious that I was starting fights, that I was borderline homophobic, I basically acted like the shittiest person I could, and I got the damn list. Whilst getting the list, we had some interesting conversations, some notable moments would be:

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The Countdown

Taehyung googles his symptoms and convinces himself he’s got a week to live, Yoongi’s coerced into helping write his will, and you’re just trying not to go insane.

a belated birthday present for the wonderful amazingly perfect @taesthetes !!! it’s three days late, unfortunately. See end for full list of disclaimers and notes.

6.7k words, fluff + comedy, taehyung/reader, normalverse


It begins with a cough.

A singular cough, insubstantial to the larger picture. Taehyung ignores it. That is, until suddenly his chest and throat seize and he feels this strange pressure and irresistible scratchy feeling that results in a whole slew of coughing and hacking.

With a grunt he slumps into his chair and immediately fumbles for his phone. The coughing’s stopped now, but the feeling of impending doom has yet to go away. As do the slightly woozy, borderline-feverish feeling and the sniffling of his nose.

Quickly, before he can possibly drop dead, he dials the number of the one person he can trust in times like these:

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anonymous asked:

what are some of your favorite poems your friends have written?

Top 10...currently

Rules: Tell us your favourite character from 10 different fandoms and tag around 10 (or so…) people.

tagged by the ever-so-classic @asimplylucia …who said it best with “This top 10 is slightly different every year, I guess, as we discover new movies or TV shows but old favorites remain.” thank you darling

in no particular order:

1. Eomer, LotR

2. Richard Harrow, Boardwalk Empire

3. Anne Bonny, Black Sails

4. Morgan, The Walking Dead

5. Vanessa Ives, Penny Dreadful

6. Mad Sweeney, American Gods

7. Erik Thurgilson, The Last Kingdom

8. Logan, X-Men

9. Jedediah Shine, Ripper Street

10. Sandor Clegane…as if you didn’t know?

leaving the tag open, if you feel like playing, feel free (and say i tagged ya so i can see your list!)

Youtubers Hogwarts Houses

Okay, finally. I. HAVE. FINALLY. COMPILED. A. LIST. OF. YOUTUBERS. HOGWARTS. HOUSES….

Disclaimer: I own none of these youtubers or these hogwarts houses, story line. etc…




GRYFFINDOR

Zoe Sugg

Connor Franta

Pewdiepie

Louise Pentland

Alfie Deyes

Rhett

Evan Edinger

Link

Tanya Burr

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Jim Chapman

Charlie McDonnell

Hank Green

MynamesChai

Sammy Albon


SLYTHERIN

Dan Howell

Shane Dawson

Tyler Oakley

Noodlerella

Joey Graceffa

Mamrie Hart

Joe Sugg

Hazel Hayes

Jacksepticeye

Finn Harries

Chris Kendall

Emma Blackery

Luke Cutforth

Niki Albon


RAVENCLAW

Jenna Marbles

Troye Sivan

Hannah Hart

Pj Liguori

Marcus Butler

Rosanna Pansino

TomSka

John Green

Justine Ezarik

Catrific

Dodie Clark


HUFFLEPUFF

Phil Lester

iisuperwomanii

Marzia

Ricky Dillon

Miranda Sings

Grace Helbig

Caspar Lee

Thomas Sanders

Markiplier

Jack Harries

Flula

Glozell Green

Oli White



anonymous asked:

Hi! I don't know if you have experience with them but if you do, could you do a breed analysis of Airedale terriers? Thank you and I hope you have a great day 😊 also, a funny story as QT: my dog (an airedale) has to take allergy pills. He's learned that if he chews the food we put them in and spits the pills out he's going to get increasingly good food in an attempt to get him to take his meds. He's managed to manipulate all of us but it's not rly a major behavioural issue so we just humor him

I do have some experience with this breed, some of these individuals have come very close to biting me on several occasions and I’m no longer willing to trust any member of this breed. They are, rightly or wrongly, high on my ‘dogs that want to bite me’ list.

Please note the disclaimer that these posts are about the breed from a veterinary viewpoint as seen in clinical practice, i.e. the problems we are faced with. It’s not the be-all and end-all of the breed and is not to make a judgement about whether the breed is right for you. If you are asking for an opinion about these animals in a veterinary setting, that is what you will get. It’s not going to be all sunshine and cupcakes, and is not intended as a personal insult against your favorite breed. This is general advice for what is common, often with a scientific consensus but sometimes based on personal experiences, and is not a guarantee of what an individual dog is going to encounter in their life. 

Originally posted by mhysaofdragons

I saw these dogs so often for fur and skin problems through Summer. They were particularly bad at getting grass seeds lodged in themselves, I recall a particularly unpleasant case of one dog who managed to get them lodged in her vagina. To this day I still don’t know how, and they were a bugger to retrieve. They also commonly had skin allergies and moist dermatitis (hot spots).

These large terriers can present with hip dysplasia, though it’s not as common as in other larger breeds it is unusual to see in terriers. They see nto be a reasonably sound breed, skeleton-wise.

The breed is large and deep chested enough to develop gastric dilatation volvulus, an emergency condition where the stomach twists on itself. Usually this is seen in large and giant dogs, and new players in veterinary medicine may assume that a terrier breed wouldn’t get it, but they certainly can.

The breed might be a little iffy with endocrinopathies secondary to auto immune processes. I’ve seen my share of hypothyroidism and Addison’s disease in these dogs. This might just be the local population though.

And while I’ve not seen it personally, the breed will occasionally throw pups with pulmonic stenosis, a congenital heart defect that often presents as a murmur when the dogs are still puppies.

Lookbook 6 CC List! original post

*Disclaimer* I dont link the CC because in the past my account had been terminated for doing so. I am not going to go through that all over again so please respect my decision to not do it, thank you! I do tag the creators if possible! (BTW Most of these items can be found on TSR) 

CC is below the cut!

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Once and Future [NarutoWeek 2017 - KuriQuinn Master Fic List]

Disclaimer: This story utilizes characters, situations and premises that are copyright Masashi Kishimoto, Shueisha, Shonen Jump and Viz Media. No infringement on their respective copyrights pertaining to episodes, novelizations, comics or short stories is intended by the author in any way, shape or form. This fan oriented story is written solely for the author’s own amusement and the entertainment of the readers. It is not for profit. Any resemblance to real organizations, institutions, products or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All fiction, plot and Original Characters with the exception of those introduced in the books, manga, video games, novelizations and anime, are the sole creation of KuriQuinn and using them without permission is considered rude, in bad-taste and will reflect seriously on your credibility as a writer. You will have chopsticks permanently stuck up your nose should you be found plagiarizing.

Warning: Spoilers for pretty much everything up to Chapter 699. OC in final chapter.

AN: A series of one-shots I wrote for NarutoWeek2017 and put together in a single fic. Here they are, conveniently organized for your reading pleasure!

Day 1 - Still [Prompt: Team 7]

Day 2 - Run Him [Prompt: Team 8]

Day 3 - Green Fields [Prompt: Team Gai]

Day 4 - The More Things Change… [Prompt: Team 10]

Day 5 - Reading the Signs [Prompt: Sand Siblings]

Day 6 -  Second Chances [Prompt: Akatsuki / Last Words]

Day 7 -   Sowing Season [Prompt: Next Generation]

The BadScienceJokes list of “fake” sciences:

*disclaimer: the following sciences are referred to as “fake” because they are the weakest sciences and I like to bully them. 



  • Forestry (forest-tree): reason. The fact it is literally forest tree. OMG
  • Political “science”: again, not a real science 

  • Geology: always been the nerds of the nerd world. Some say you rock but you just roll.

anonymous asked:

It's preposterous to claim that any fiction based on character (and not plot) is fanfiction. This is a push by fanfic writers to seek a specific kind of legitimacy of their work by circumventing the pesky question of the source of the characters. It's an absurd proposition to claim that any character driven work is fanfiction. Without the existence of the original work which inspired a fanfic writer, they wouldn't be writing about these characters and have to list all the character disclaimers

My point was that they are using the characters to explore them in a way that is impossible to do otherwise. I never argued there wouldn’t be fanfiction without use of original characters. What I did argue is that defining fanfiction that way, as I had recently realized, doesn’t feel right to me. We’re setting fanfiction apart as if it’s the use of other people’s characters that makes it different. But there’s stuff that uses other people’s characters that the rest of the world doesn’t seem to see as “illegitimate,” the way they seem to view “fanfiction” (like, for instance, “Elementary,” or “The Aeneid”). My thinking was that, actually, what we’re calling fanfiction is actually a super-character-driven work that’s setting it apart. And yeah, calling it fanfiction seemed apt at first because much of the character-driven work of that ilk was using other people’s characters, because otherwise it’s difficult to re-work the stories in a way that has impact, and was being written by fans, because it was hard for those fans to get into the larger creative culture. But, as those of us who grew up reading and writing fanfiction have started to get the tiniest of toeholds in other forms of culture, and as we’ve started to have access to more means of getting our creative production out there, we’ve started to import more of a fic sensibility. So that you can write “fic” without writing about other people’s characters, I think. And also you can write about other people’s characters without writing “fic.” Whether or not something is “legitimate” doesn’t have anything to do with whether or not something is called “fic.” Copyright law doesn’t work that way. You don’t just stick a label on something and make it illegitimate as a form of creativity.  

Also, copyright law doesn’t require disclaimers. 

change.org
Google, Inc: YouTube: Remove Wrestling from "Offensive Content" List!
THE DISCLAIMER I'm both a huge wrestling fan and an indy booker. I love wrestling. There, we're covered. THE SETUP On March 2017, YouTube underwent changes to its algorithm . You know, the piece of code that decides how content is organized, which videos appear on searches first and - most...

THE DISCLAIMER

I’m both a huge wrestling fan and an indy booker. I love wrestling. There, we’re covered.

THE SETUP

On March 2017, YouTube underwent changes to its algorithm. You know, the piece of code that decides how content is organized, which videos appear on searches first and - most importantly here - what content is fit for advertisers.

This came on the heels of a potentially big advertisers’ boycott of YouTube, as many learned their ads were running in videos that contained and featured several forms of hate speech, among other inappropriate content.

For the record, there’s nothing wrong with that. Hate speech deserves nothing but 100 times the reception John Cena got at the Hammerstein Ballroom at One Night Stand.

THE PROBLEM

YouTube’s algorithm (which is still being worked on) seems to broadly consider pro wrestling inappropriate content.

While I don’t particularly enjoy watching Stephanie McMahon slap and emasculate wrestlers, I wouldn’t call it inappropriate content. And I certainly wouldn’t put it on the same level as racially or politically-motivated hate speech.

If pro wrestling were that inappropriate, it wouldn’t run on platforms like the USA Network.

The changes made by YouTube are, I believe, exaggerated.

THE CONSEQUENCES

The pro: YouTube avoids an advertiser exodus.

The con: YouTubers, Internet businesses and even big companies that work on topics like video gaming, social issues and our near and dear pro wrestling, are losing the revenue previously channeled to them by YouTube’s advertisers.

Why? Because the advertisers don’t want their ad money on “inappropriate content”.

Several wrestling promotions have openly stated this course of action by YouTube had a very real impact on their ability to do business.

At the top of the list, is WhatCulture and its WCPW brand, which made clear it was cancelling its WCPW Loaded tapings - which are broadcast via YouTube - and attributed the cancellation to YouTube’s changes.

The changes not only make it virtually impossible for them to receive money from ads on their videos, but also make it harder for them to be found by users - YouTube has also launched a “Restricted Mode” feature, designed to “protect” users from inappropriate content.

According to Cageside Seats, other indy companies, like AIW and Beyond Wrestling, have also pointed out problems and difficulties arising from these changes.

THE BOTTOM LINE

While I certainly wouldn’t want my own money for video ads to be used in the middle of videos promoting racism, I fail to see how an ad before/during a bad ass promo segment or a potential match-of-the-year performance doesn’t provide a viable and engaging platform for advertising.

(See amount of commercials that run during WWE Raw on the USA Network.)

WCPW recently uploaded a totally free Rey Mysterio/Alberto El Patron match, which drew over 1 million viewers. But only $43 in ad revenue.

For the entertainment level they are providing, WhatCulture Pro Wrestling and many other hard-working promotions deserve a return becoming of the content they put out - and the views it has the ability to generate.

MY WISH AND MY PETITION

I think it’s only a matter of time until YouTube realizes pro wrestling is NOT inappropriate content. Their changes are, after all, a work in progress.

But why wait? Why wait when wrestling promotions are feeling the crunch RIGHT NOW?

Why don’t we just take the question to YouTube. RIGHT NOW.

SIGN MY PETITION

And let’s get wrestling promotions some money for their hard-earned work inside and outside the ring.

Thank you.