might submit it to the contest

marveliciousfanace  asked:

Hi! So, you probably haven't heard of the Scholastic Writing Awards, but it's this contest is the US where students can submit work, and if they win it gets published in an anthology. I just thought you might find it kind of cool, because I used two prompts from this blog ("not dying until you find your purpose" and "you have a friend whose name you don't know") and won! Which means more published work based on stuff from this blog! (side note, I love this blog, and you're doing great work)

TheMysteryShack needs more souvenir shirts to sell to suckers!

Here at TheMysteryShack, there’s a lot of tourists looking to part with their money. These simpletons love t-shirts. So we want to make more t-shirts and give them to them. For money, of course! Submit your best Gravity Falls or Steven Universe shirt design for a chance to have it be made into a licensed product and see it sold across the entire web world wide.

Submission Guidelines

1. Attach your design file in .ai (Adobe Illustrator) format or have the .ai file readily available if picked as a winner.
*EDIT: After Checking with the company specifically for shirts, an .ai file is NOT required like with some of their other products. Files accepted include: .ai, .psd, .jpg, .png. Apologies for any added stress or confusion.
2. Attach the sample shirt design used for voting as a jpg file. If you want to be specific, you can choose the specific color you’d want the shirt to be on. You can also further specify certain design elements be certain sizes, i.e. “the design is 6” across the upper chest"
3. No foul language, obsessive violence, gore, etc. These are children’s shows and the companies will have final approval.
4. No Crossovers. Each design picked is submitted to their respective networks.
5. Include your name (or how you wish to be referred to as) when submitting your artwork to receive proper attribution.
6. Artwork should be designed for a surface area of 15" to 19" at 300 DPI. This is considered the printable surface area of a typical t-shirt.

Email to contest@themysteryofgravityfalls.com with your submission!

Rules

1. Submit whatever you want. It can be well placed stock art or something totally original. Keep in mind that Disney/CN will be approving these so try not to submit anything that you know wouldn’t fly on the show. Subversive designs might sneak by them so put on those thinking caps!
2. You must be the artist for any original art submitted or have written permission from the artist to submit. You can submit stock art with added words or phrases.
3. Entries can be submitted until April 30th, 2017. Entries will be divided based on the show it’s from.
4. Winners will be chose in multiple stages TBD. Polls will be used to narrow down potential candidates. There is no limit to the amount of winners.
5. Open to anyone anywhere in the world.

Rewards

1. Several winners will be chosen. Each selected winner of a design chosen to be submitted for licensee approval will receive a monetary reward of $100 USD.
2. Winners with designs accepted by Disney and CN and made into a shirt will also receive a commission for each shirt sold for the first 6 months of availability.
3. Winners with shirts approved and produced will also receive one shirt of their design in an adult unisex size of their choosing.
4. All selected design winners will also receive small gift packages containing merchandise from either Gravity Falls or Steven Universe.

Things to Keep in Mind

1. Treat your design as if it’s on a adult small sized shirt when specifying sizing and placement.
2. Submit a design that works as a shirt. This is important! Taking a poster type of artwork and slapping it on a shirt is lazy, even if some big companies in malls do it.
3. Submitting a design does not guarantee your design will be made into a shirt. Being chosen as a winning design does not guarantee your design will be made into a shirt. Disney and Cartoon Network have final say.

Cesar Millan is a Hack and Everything You Know is Wrong

Well, probably not everything, but there are some serious issues in the dog training world right now and with the advent of t.v shows about dog training and social media it’s getting out of control. 

First off, why call out Cesar Millan?

Because he’s one of the driving forces behind every misconception I’m about to lay out before you. In a nutshell, he has no understanding of dog behavior, he touts himself as a dog behaviorist when the only actual education on dogs he’s had is being a dog groomer, his training methods are misguided at best and abusive at worst. Most actual canine professionals can’t stand him for these reasons. Many, many professionals have written articles roasting him yet he still manages to hang on to his persona of ‘dog whisperer’ because people who don’t know any better mistake his pseudoscience for fact. 

What pseudoscience? Let’s start with the absolute core of his, and many other misguided understandings of dog psychology: The dominance theory.

I hear it all the fucking time. At the dog park “Suzy, get down! Lol sorry, she’s just so dominant” “Aw, he’s so submissive!” “Cody is an alpha, so he’ll try to dominate other dogs at first”. It all makes me want to rip my teeth out with rusty iron chopsticks. Where did people get this idea that dogs naturally fall into dominant or submissive categories? This bullshit all started with, well, bullshit. 

In 1974 a man named Rudolf Schenkel decided to study the social structure and behavior of wolf packs not by, idk, observing them in the wild, but by taking random adults from random packs and throwing them into the same zoo enclosure. Real scientific, right? He created the Alpha-Omega (I.E. Dominant/submissive) structure from the ensuing chaos he observed. In his paper, the man constantly compares dogs and wolves and this became an often sited work in studying dog behavior. In reality, wolves do have a complex social structure but it’s more easily compared to a family dynamic because essentially that’s what it is. This isn’t even that relevant to dog training, however, as dogs and wolves behave very differently. (This is, by the way, why the keeping of wolf dogs is extremely difficult and should only be done by professionals). Despite being debunked numerous times, this study continues to be used as a foundation of many dog training methods, and has been taken to truly bizarre and even sickening levels. 

Check out these nuggets of “information” from a popular dog website. Not only is it dripping with completely unfounded dominance bullshit, but it also pushes the idea (as does Cesar) that dogs have a pack mentality. This isn’t really the case either. Dogs ARE social animals and having a social structure around them is VITAL, but this ‘pack’ mentality is being pushed in an unhealthy way. It follows the dominance theory and states that dogs must find their ‘rank’ in their ‘pack’ and that hyper-romanticized wolf pack structure “rules” must be followed. Here’s a debunking of them:

1. Dogs literally do not care who’s head is higher. This is a classic example of hyper-romanticized wolf behavior and is contracted many times on this site when they assert a small dog can be “dominant” over a big one. 2. Dogs are curious animals and have usually been socialized to think that humans = play and tummy rubs. Your dog is excited and curious about the newcomer and, if not trained otherwise wants to investigate (and possibly get those tummy rubs) asap. 3. More romanticized nonsense. If your dog acts adversely to being moved from where she’s resting, it’s because of a training issue (and likely lack of proper socialization) and not because she’s being “dominant”. 

1. Dogs do not have starring contests. Looking away while being stared at isn’t your dog “submitting” to you. It’s a sign that the dog is uncomfortable and I would be too if someone was engaged me in an impromptu staring contest. It’s that dog’s way of saying “dude, can we not do this?” Also another behavior that I’ve seen people interpret as ‘submission’; opening the mouth and/or panting. This is indicative of stress. Think of how you might begin to sweat if you’re stressed. Same basic principle. 2. Dogs want to sleep in bed with you because the bed is comfortable and they like being around you. The position literally does not matter, though you may want to make the bed invitation only just as a general part of training. 3. This is a matter of preference. Personally, I allow my dogs to roughhouse with me and me alone because I don’t mind it and I can teach them a biting threshold so that they never hurt me. I find this lays a good foundation to make sure they’re gentle when I train them to bring me things, etc. 

Ever seen a kid fall down, but not start crying until his mom freaks out? Same basic principal applies here. Your dog isn’t “instinctively understanding you’re the alpha”. You’re projecting confidence and because your dog looks to you to help her understand the world, you’re making her feel safe and assured. On the other hand, if you act fearful, like the kid who looks to his mom after he fell, your dog will look to you and see that something is not right and it’s time to be fearful. “Mom is upset and on edge so I should be too!”. 

1. Good feeding habits are a must, but eating before your dog is not. Dogs are not wolves and even wild wolves (and lions for that matter) the leader usually eats first along with the pups/cubs and they usually don’t eat their fill before the others are allowed to eat. 2. Appearing to eat out of his bowl is completely unnecessary and is usually only done when trying to correct resource guarding behaviors. 3. There’s a difference between begging for food/being disruptive and not even allowed to be excited to eat. This is the line that made me want to punch this woman in the face. Imagine being psychologically abused to the point where a dog isn’t even allowed to wag it’s tail when it knows it’s about to be fed. A dog who sits down without intensely staring or turns away isn’t being ‘respectful’; in this case it’s likely been abused and is avoiding a stimulus that’s been paired with abuse (the preparation of food). 

Using these methods to train a dog can produce a well behaved dog like child abuse can produce a well behaved child. They may appear to work, but the subject in question will not be happy or well adjusted. 

Why do people keep flocking to this bullshit? For the same reason they love to reblog outlandish “facts” on this hellsite (Like, does anyone else remember that “did you know” post that claimed there was a recessive gene that made a woman’s eyes purple, have no period yet be fertile, and grow no body hair? Seriously) and unfortunately some people flat out use it to justify abusing their dogs. It puts people as the “alpha” and makes them feel powerful. It sounds scientific to people who don’t know any better. Mr. Dog-groomer chinstrap says it’s good on T.V. 

So what’s a better frame of mind to be in when you train dogs? Remember there’s no one set of ‘rules’ that will result in the perfectly trained dog and remember that every dog is different. Do all the research you can and remember your dog is…a dog. Your dog is not going to plot vengeance, nor is it always going to understand things that seem perfectly logical to you. Be patient, ask for help if you need it, don’t lose your shit, and again, learn absolutely everything you can. 

I’m seventeen and those coming-of-age high school movies, the ones with football games and cheap beer and highways at midnight, all filtered in the yellow afterglow of nostalgia, are not made for me. I spend most evenings with instant ramen and a calculus textbook.
—  the reality of a first-generation immigrant tryin’ to survive

mystolengrace  asked:

Hi. Do you happen to know any reality tv show AUs? I've read a few and I really like them. Thanks!

We surely do! And it seems we have enough to make a mini fic rec list. The fics are pulled from following tags - celebrity, food, love hate

All links go to our reviews unless mentioned otherwise. The reality TV show title or genre mentioned in brackets.

I. fics inspired by reality TV


New recs!

Artistic Freedom of Connect the Dots by masked [T, 4,900 word count] 
[The Bachelorette] 

Who would’ve thought that anyone would find actual, genuine, bonafide love on an all American reality TV dating game show? 
Certainly, not Dean Winchester.

Around the World in 24 Days by MittenWraith [M, 101,300 word count]
[The Amazing Race] dcbb 2016 

Dean and Cas might rather forget the traumatic events that brought them into the public eye, but with the help of their friends and family they’ve turned a terrifying experience into a resource of hope and help to others. In the process, they’ve attracted a little bit of attention from an ambitious TV producer who, after discovering Dean’s fear of flying and the fact that Dean and Cas are planning their upcoming wedding, thinks the best present for Dean, Cas, and all of their friends is to send them on a truly incredible honeymoon. Oh, and a lot of airplanes.

Make It Work! by AngelOfTheMoor [T, 68,500 word count] [Project Runaway]

By some miracle, Dean Winchester has been selected for the latest season of Project Runway. Now, he just has to prove that being a mechanic/self-taught designer from Kansas doesn’t mean he has no talent or taste. Oh, and he has to tolerate the presence of the stuck-up Castiel Novak. Not to mention the loads of drama he must deal with. Can he survive the show, and, against all odds, win?

Queer Eye for the “Straight” Guy by JessJesstheBest [Gen, 7,000 word count] [Queer Eye for the Straight Guy] ace!cas

“Hi, and welcome to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: celebrity edition. Where instead of the Fab Five, who are all experts in their fields, you have me, Dean Winchester, a bisexual hockey player who is slightly above average at these things.”
“Today’s victim is Castiel Novak: world renowned entymologist specializing in honey bees. His latest research publication is receiving all kinds of awards so he’s going to have a little celebration tonight. That’s where I’m here to help.”

We Create the Headlines by punkascas (earlwyn) [M, 15,000 word count]

In which Supernatural is a reality show, Dean Winchester is a closeted reality star hounded by tabloids, and the author gets a little meta. 
Or: The one where Dean starts to suspect he’s a terrible boyfriend, and Cas disagrees.


II. fics from our Pretend Boyfriends tag with fake performance vibe that is so popular with reality TV fics

Jonerys Fic Contest!

The countdown to season 7 has begun, and we are all eagerly anticipating the new episodes! We in the Jonerys Network decided that a great way to get ready for the new season is to promote some new Jonerys fanfiction! We are excited to showcase the work of the fic authors in this wonderful fandom.

To that end, we are proud to announce the first ever Jonerys Fic Contest!

Authors may submit fanfiction in 4 categories:

1.       Fluff

2.       Angst

3.       Smut

4.       AU

Length of fics is up to the author, but keep in mind that shorter works might be better suited to a contest so that those voting will have enough time to read your works!

  • Only NEW pieces of fanfiction, written for the contest and not yet posted to tumblr, AO3, etc will qualify for the contest.
  • Judging will be done by you, the fans! There will be voting polls at the close of the contest :)

You must tag the category of you work, otherwise it will be disqualified.The participants must also tag the fics with the blogs below so that we are notified of your fic to include it in the voting polls!

@jonerysfics

#Jonerys fics fest

If you are missing these tags, your work may be disqualified.

The deadline to submit your work is July 13. Fans will be able to vote using our polls on July 14 and 15. The winners will be announced on the  season premiere date, July 16!

Feel free to create one shots, drabbles or any sort of fic work.

The winners in each category will get a graphic/edit request from one of our network members!

You will not submit your work for the contest, all you need to do is post to your personal blog and tag your work to participate :)

Good luck shippers!

So the blogs hit 26k which is something I never imagined happening ever! It’s amazing to have such support behind my writing, but also to see you guys caring so much about each other and me! You’re a wonderful follower community and you’re always so lovely and supportive!

So in honour of the 26k I decided to do a fan stuff contest.

The basic premise of the fan-art and fan-fiction or better yet fan-creation contest is that you guys make anything that relates to me or something i’ve written. It could be a drawing of me, a piece about the Angela and Charlotte Hogwarts AU, a drawing for a series i’ve written etc. As long as relates to me or something i’ve written or the blog then it counts! 

It can be written, drawn, hand made, an edit, etc. if you make it whether it’s a gif set or a drawing then it counts. Winners will not be chosen on skill so much as concept, you don’t have to be an amazing artist with 50 years under your belt, as long as the concepts something I like, something that makes me smile then you have a chance of winning. 

Rules:

  • Must be following the blog, I will check
  • Must have your ask box open so I can contact you if you win
  • What you enter must be your own work 
  • You’ll be entered once no matter how many things you put in, but obviously more things might mean I choose your stuff simply because I see more of your stuff.
  • Winners will be chosen on what makes me smile, what I like, but all entries winners or not will be beautiful and just because you don’t win doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy what you did!
  • Please naturally be respectful with what you choose to do, if you’re not sure if something will upset me then ask before you do it

How to enter?

To enter either place the item in my submit box telling me it’s for the contest, send it to the email with your tumblr url (imaginesofeveryfandom@gmail.com) telling me it’s for the contest, or tag the blog and tag the post with #ioeffancreationcontest letting me know it’s for the contest! 

Prizes:

  1. 2 first place winners will receive fully drawn bust drawings by me of either themselves, a character, a friend etc. and a short drabble writing of their choice, it could be readerxcharacter, characterxcharacter, etc. 
  2. 4 second place winners will receive coloured bust sketches by me of either themselves, a character, a friend, etc. 
  3. 6 third place winners will receive a colourless sketch bust of a character, themselves, a friend, etc.

Everyone who enters will see their pieces reblogged, added, submited on the blog and put into the 26kfollowerscontest tag and will get to see my prise + comments and seeing your lovely creations. 

End date: 

The contest will end and winners will be chosen May 8th 2017 to give you all enough time to do things, decide if you want to enter, but also as i’m back home over Easter for a month this means you’re not waiting for me do prizes until I come back.

I can’t wait to see all the awesome things you guys make and thank you all for the support! 26,000 followers is amazing and I love you and am proud of you all!!

Examples of my art:

So I realized after a conversation that I never posted this pic I drew to submit to the shipping contest WLF held a while back. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t really care about being chosen, myself. Mostly, I just want the original panel as a print to put up on the wall.
Please Hussie, this is my favorite/the most epic kiss in anything ever why can’t I have it on my wall ;3;
(That’s also why the proportions of this pic are squashed compared to the source. I might redraw it again at some point, but I’ll probably just do other dirkjake instead.)

anonymous asked:

Always Human is so awesome!!!! I love the music too!! Thank you for making it <3 May I know how long had you been posting on webtoon before it got featured?

Thank you so much, I’m really happy you like it <333

I submitted Always Human to the sci-fi contest webtoons held two years ago, so I didn’t get selected from discover the same way other artist have been. From what I’ve seen, six months might be a good estimate (maybe???) but it depends. Sorry I can’t be more help!

Mega Luxray Art Contest!

Call all artists! Do you want a chance to win some shiny mythical Pokemon? If so, this contest might be the thing for you! 

Luxray is my favorite Pokemon so I desperately wish that it had a Mega Evolution. Since Gamefreak hasn’t made an official Mega Luxray yet, I’m leaving that job to you guys! Good luck!

Your task is to make a design for Mega Luxray. I’ll be choosing three winners. Entries will be accepted until May 27th at 6 PM PST.

Rules:

  • You don’t need to be following me to participate
  • You can either submit your entry to my blog or post your entry on your blog and tag my blog
  • Entries don’t need to be digital. You can draw it on paper and take a picture of it if you want
  • Backgrounds are not required
  • Must have ask box or messaging open so I can contact you if you win
  • All submissions will be posted onto the blog
  • Make sure that Mega Luxray is the main focus of your entry

The Prizes:

The shiny Mythicals that are up for grabs are Mew, Shaymin, Celebi, Keldeo, Manaphy, Diancie, Arceus, Jirachi, Darkrai, and Genesect.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. What the winners receive is based on their placing. What the winners receive is mentioned below:

  • 1st place: 1 of each Mythical (10 in total)
  • 2nd place: 5 Mythicals
  • 3rd place: 3 Mythicals
Holding a Contest

We need a new profile picture for all of our accounts (Tumblr, Amino, Instagram, and Twitter) If you would like to get involved, submit a drawing or edit something and we might use it! Anyones picture we use will be allowed a voice commission from any of our vas (within reason) 

Jump in! They Might Be Giants “I Left My Body” video contest!

A message to all the talented people of the world:
They Might Be Giants’ new album I Like Fun and world tour is coming and we are kicking things off with a video contest open to all for the lead track “I Left My Body.”

This is the song. We think you’ll enjoy it!

There will be 3 winners:

$3000 to the Grand Prize winner
$1000 to two other winners

All entries to be submitted by March 1, 2018. Winners will be announced shortly after that and the winning video will be posted on dialasong.com as well as TMBG’s YouTube channel.

All judging will be done by the great Open Mike Eagle.

VIDEO SUGGESTIONS WE’D SUGGEST TO ANYONE:
Poetry, not prose. Find a way into the idea, not just the lyric of the song, and make it your own. Avoid “see/say” where the visual directly illustrates the lyric as best you can. Please make it beautiful, bold, stylish, contemporary, psychedelic, mind-bending.

Beauty is often persuasive. Transparency effects are nice, startling and beautiful imagery is nice, motion graphics can be exciting. Live action, animation, puppetry, multi-media—anything is possible and all new ideas welcome. Humor is not required. If there is humor we would strongly suggest it be deadpan—the deader the better.

The topic of the piece should not be John and John –– and representations of the band are discouraged.

All imagery must be original. Incorporating copyrighted images will disqualify your work.

HOW IT’S JUDGED
Submissions MUST be posted privately in HD on Vimeo before the contest ends, and you must make your properly linked effort known to Operator Phil at
videocontest@tmbg.com. Be sure to include a direct link and a password along with your full name, email address, and phone number (strictly for contact purposes should you be chosen as the winner —we promise not to telemarked our t-shirt collection to you).

Here is one of our previous contest winners…

And here is another contest, and another winner!

but you’re probably busy with your own demons, so it’s okay.

Listen. Fam.

SY’all have already seen the My Crockpot is my Cauldron Contest post a hundred thousand times already. I get it. people seem to think it’s really cute and all but aren’t really excited about it anymore. 

BUT. FAM. It has been a solid month and we’ve had 0 (ZERO) WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

And it looked for a long time like people were really gearing up to contribute, but it’s been a hot minute with no further input and the contest ends tomorrow!! So. It doesn’t look like people are all that interested. This project depended entirely on the community, with the community in mind, for the community. 

If five people actually submit writing pieces tonight and tomorrow, we’ll extend the deadline. We don’t need any more than a page; even if you don’t think you’re a strong writer or a strong witch, consider submitting something. If no one submits anything, then I guess we’re sunk anyway, and end the whole deal. There might be a small showcase of those who offered art, but even that’s a maybe. 

Rules are on the linked post above or can be searched on my blog under “crockpot”, and submissions can be sent to mycrockpotismycauldroncontest@gmail.com. If you actually want this to go off, support it by reblogging this and the original post and by submitting art or writing.