lying online

Fandom as a whole is not “minor-friendly”

Nor should it be.

If you want to live in a “Children of the Corn”-style bubble of innocence and purity, well, to me, that’s a startling approach to adolescence, but every generation’s got to find its own way to reject the one before, so: do as you will.  But you can’t bring the bubble to the party, kids.  Fandom, established media-style fandom, was by and for adults before some of your parents were born now.  You don’t get to show up and demand that everyone suddenly change their ways because you’re a minor and you want to enjoy the benefits of adult creative activity without the bits that make you uncomfortable.  If you think you’re old enough to be roaming the Internet unsupervised, then you also think you’re old enough to be working out your limits by experience, like everybody else, like I did when I was underage and lying about it online.  If you’re not old enough to be roaming the Internet unsupervised and you’re doing it anyway, then that’s on your parents, not on fandom.

If you were only reading fic rated G on AO3, if you had the various safe modes on other media enabled, you would be encountering very little disturbing material, anyway (at least in the crude way people tend to define “disturbing” these days; some of the most frankly horrifying art I have ever engaged with would have been rated PG at most under present systems, but none of that kind of work ever seems to draw your protests).  In the end, what you really want is to be able to seek out the edges of your little world, but be able to blame other people when you don’t like what you find.  Sorry.  Adolescence is when you get to stop expecting others to pad your world for you and start experiencing the actual consequences of the risks you take, including feeling appalled and revolted at what other people think and feel.

Now, ironically, fandom’s actually a fairly good place for such risk-taking, as, for the most part, you control whether you engage and you can choose the level of your engagement.   You can leave a site, blacklist something, stop reading an author, walk away from your computer.  Are there actual people (as opposed to works of art, which cannot engage with you unless you engage with them) who will take advantage of you in fandom?  Of course there are.  Unfortunately, such people are everywhere.  They will be there however “innocent” and “wholesome” the environment appears to be, superficially.  That’s evil for you.  There are abusers in elementary school.  There are abusers in scout troops.  There are abusers in houses of worship.  Shutting down adult creative activity because you happen to be in the vicinity isn’t going to change any of that.  It may help you avoid some of those icky feelings that you get when you think about sex (and you live in a rape culture, those feelings are actually understandable, even if your coping techniques are terrible), but no one, except maybe your parents, has a moral imperative to help you avoid those.  

In the end, you’re not my kid and you’re not my intended audience.  I’m under no obligation to imagine only healthy, wholesome relationships between people for your benefit.  Until you’re old enough to understand that the world is not exclusively made up of people whose responsibility it is to protect you from your own decisions, yes, you’re too young for established media fandom.  Fandom shouldn’t be “friendly” to you.  

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lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off - UK CD/digital by panic! at the disco (2006)

how to depressive episode!1!!

you will need:

  • instant coffee from the asian section of your friendly neighborhood walmart (aka a fun 2:30am insomnia-fueled wandering location)
  • ibuprofen
  • baby wipes and deodorant (showering whom?? i don’t know her)
  • frozen meals… and tortilla chips for eating plain when too sad to use the microwave
  • at least one clean pair of sweats because if you start out with dirty sweats they’ll just get dirtier, at least if they’re clean they won’t stand up on their own by the time you’re able to change out of them
  • sparkling water (honestly drinking a can of sparkling water and then sleeping for 12 hours in the middle of the day is my aesthetic)

don’t forget to:

  • lose any and all motivation to do literally anything (including,,, even,, ,, , idfk staying alive or somethign)
  • destroy every social connection you have because of the fluctuation between soul-crushing loneliness and horrifyingly low tolerance for socialization
  • pet an animal for several hours
  • drink enough coffee to Accelerate The Sadness
  • cry
  • Lay On The Floor™
  • doubt every aspect of yourself and every decision you’ve literally ever made in your entire life
  • look at Relatable posts online while lying in one position in bed for 16+ hours straight and chugging lukewarm water you put on your nightstand three days ago

anonymous asked:

have your recent drawings been made with the ipad pro? i saw you were trying it out with procreate. would you recommend it/ how does it compare with sai?

hewwo!!!!! no, the doodles i made on my ipad mini have not been published here besides this mikasa one!!! okay okay, thing about my ipad mini is that the display colours are very washed out compared to my phone and laptop, so when i transfer them over to check, they end up looking too saturated.

other than that tho, procreate has been relatively easy to use with many fun brushes and textures to play with! great for sketching but i plan on getting an ipad pro and apple pen in the future to use it more comfortably with better display of colours! it has easily customiseable brushes like photoshop and straightforward tools like sai. a handy pocket sized hybrid!

Imagine Jughead

Not really liking you cause you’re new to town and he can’t find anything about you online.

“Archie, I’m telling you I don’t like them.” Jughead stated after another failed attempt to trying to find anything about you.

“They told you about their past schools and towns, why are you so hung up on them?”

“Because, Archie there is absolutely nothing about them online. They’re lying about something and I’ll get to he bottom of it.”

Originally posted by aestheticsprouse

anonymous asked:

Oohh that's a bummer Louis that only your hotel information, that oli gives away, end up on twitter. I mean nyc only has 1 hotel. I understand. Jeeezzzz

He knows he’s lying. Louis is smart as a whip. He understands this fandom like no one else. He also knows we know he is lying and he is online gauzing our reactions too.

Imagine sitting at your computer, bored, working on an assignment/watching something/scrolling through the internet/doing whatever on it. Your favorite character walks into the room and says your name to get your attention, but you don’t hear them due to having headphones on. They say your name again, but to no avail. They then walk up behind you, reach over your shoulder, pause what you’re listening to/watching, and gently slip off your headphones. They slowly pull your chair back away from your desk and walk in front of you. They lean forward a little, tilt your chin up, and a warm smile spreads across their face. They then kiss you, pulling you into their arms, making you forget what it was that you were just working on.

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Good lord, y'all. How much back-and-forth should this take? They finally deleted the two profiles I sent them in this email, but I’m annoyed that this is what it takes for them to take action. Plus you know both of those guys are just going to make new profiles and do this whole thing again. It’s like whack-a-mole out here.

I’m also more than a little confused about their supposed dedication to relationships when they have casual / no commitment / nothing serious as options for what users are looking for. Make up your mind, pof.

The deepest circle of hell is for whoever made those 30 minute questionnaires on job applications.
What am I applying for, president of … EVERYTHING? 
For$9, You know how I’m going to act In every situation on your survey ….
I’m not going to care.
No one who can honestly put strongly agree for: taking the lead, always completing tasks and loving a ever changing fast paced environment is not applying to work at Target.
They’re making something out of themselves at NASA..
They’re not online lying to your shitty retail job SAT questions

spoooksy  asked:

i hhave a male goodra in pokemon moon on my 3ds

STOP lying online. goodra is only female. you have a bugged version of the game that mistakenly includes male goodras, please check serebii, bulbapedia, pokemon.com, nintendo, twitter, polygon, forbes and many other similar official pokemon sites with EXPLAIN (IN DETAIL) the male goodra bug which is a glitch and therefore not real or canon. you should respect your “““““““““““male”““““““““ (female) and perhaps hack the game to correct the mistake if you cant access the download patch. its very simple