money out of media

Imagine being engaged to Jensen and being involved in a scandal when you’re seen out on a “date” with your ex, Tom Hiddleston.

Related to these: Imagine while at the Comic Con with your boyfriend Jensen, you run into your ex Tom whose feelings for you have not changed one bit. (Part 1)

Imagine getting a role in a movie with your ex Tom and Jensen, your current boyfriend, getting jealous and worried. (Part 2)

Imagine Jensen, your boyfriend, visiting you on set when you have a intense kissing scene with your ex and costar, Tom. (Part 3)

Was he angry? He didn’t know. Was he mad beyond belief you lied? He didn’t know. Was he heartbroken? He didn’t know. Was he all of that and much more? He knew.

But was he breathing, could he even move and was he going to say a word anytime soon? Oh that he didn’t know at all. The only thing Jensen found himself capable of doing was stare at the computer’s screen with what felt like a hole in his chest. He didn’t want to believe it, that he knew, and he wanted to attribute it just to the media wanting to make money out of something that didn’t exist. But Jensen wasn’t all that sure it didn’t exist or was true because he had seen the way Tom looked at his fiance. He had seen the way Tom moved around you, talked and the proximity he kept. Well, it was nonexistent sometimes, because there would always be an arm around your shoulders or waist or at the very least a hand on top of yours.

“Baby, have you seen my favorite necklace?” your voice rang in the house and it made him jump, finally blinking as he took a much-needed deep breath in. Considering how much his chest hurt he thought it wasn’t just because of the video he’d just watched but also him holding his breath.

“Baby?” your voice was softer and more clear as you were closer “Jens? Are you even listening to me?” worry laced your voice as you walked into the room, finishing putting your earrings on.

“Honey if you don’t speak back I- I am seriously going to start worrying here.” your voice shook as you approached him but before you could place a hand on his shoulder, he stood up abruptly and made you stumble backwards as he pushed past you to get a beer from the fridge. Well, that wasn’t good for sure.

“Jensen” you frowned, pursing your lips “What’s going on?”

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Thirty-One Ways To Make Money With Tarot

Being a Tarot professional and hobbyist can be such a wonderful experience. For many, the exploration of Tarot is one of the best parts of their lives. Some Tarot users use divination as a means for a successful career. Some use it as a side income, while others enjoy Tarot because it is their passion. Tarot is a wonderful tool for people to connect with each other and provide services of enlightenment and understanding. But what if you don’t want to sell readings? What if Tarot reading is an introspective process for you? What if you are someone who isn’t comfortable reading Tarot for others or plain don’t like doing it? How will you make money then? In this post, I have provided thirty-one ways to make money with Tarot that isn’t offering Tarot readings.

Spread Creation Services

Do you like creating Tarot spreads for yourself or clients? If you have an online eCommerce shop, you can provide spread crafting services to other tarot readers or clients who may need help in formulating a Tarot spread of their own.

Deck Modification Services

If you are a fan and skilled in Tarot deck customization and modification, you can provide such a service to the Tarot and Divination communities. Some of these services may include removing borders off decks, edging decks with faux gilding, customizing card backs and fronts, etc.

Tarot Business Coaching

Sometimes as new tarot professionals starting out we could use some tailored guidance on our journey. One fantastic thing you can do to help other Tarot readers or upcoming Tarot professionals is to offer some form of business coaching. If you have been in this business for a significant amount of time, your voice, experience, and know-how can be very much sought after. Online webinars and one to one training seem to be popular in this line of work.

Teaching A Tarot Class, Workshop Or E-Course

Tarot is becoming much more accessible and more mainstream. Teaching a Tarot course or workshop is a fantastic way to help other Tarot readers on their journey. I have taught an introductory Tarot course at one of the metaphysical shops I have worked at previously and it was such a rewarding experience. You can also create an e-course that can be downloaded and followed through online means.

Books, E-Books, Zines

Your voice should be heard and what better way to share it than with a book. You can make money with Tarot by creating independently published books and ebooks be it through Blurb, CreateSpace, Amazon, etc. One of the most popular topics are how-to guides. You can also craft your own zine both hard copy and electronic ones and sell them online. Another very lucrative market in regards to selling books is having your books in audio book formats. Using services like Audible and Apple iTunes, or even selling your own packaged mp3 files through your e-commerce store can prove a great way to make money.

Guest Writing

Do you like writing about Tarot but aren’t ready to create a full book? Something you might want to consider is writing original blog posts and content for other bloggers or providing articles for sponsored tarot networks. The pay varies but it is a cool way to make money and get your name out there.

Sponsored Content

If you have a large social media following you can do promotional and sponsored written and video posts for deck publishing companies both large and independent. You can also write and record sponsored reviews of Tarot products, goods, and services.

Ads

Do you have a significant amount of followers on your social media platforms, Youtube, blog, and website? Something you can consider implementing is Google Adsense and tailored ads that you can run on those platforms. Running Adsense on your Youtube videos can get you money from advertisers who put ads before and after your videos.

Affiliate Programs

If you use sites like Amazon and Ebay you can sign up for their affiliate program. An affiliate program is when you share links to products and services like Tarot decks and deck bags with your following through the affiliate program links and if your following purchases that product through your specific link, you get paid a commission by the program because you brought them traffic and sales.

Being A Reseller

If you have a registered Tarot business, you can apply to be a deck and book reseller for various Tarot publishing companies. You essentially purchase products (decks, books, misc accessories) at wholesale pricing and resell them.

Deck Creation

Have you ever wanted to make your own Tarot deck? Creating and selling your very own Tarot deck can be a great way to share your creativity but also make money in the process.

Tarot Deck Artist And Illustrator

If you are an artist you can market your artistic ability and services to deck creators and publishing companies who are looking for artists to create Tarot decks.

Tarot Tattoo Artist

I know of some great tattoo artists who work solely on esoteric and tarot themed tattoos. This could be something to consider if you are interested in this line of work.

Sell Your Own Tarot Decks And Books

Do you have decks or Tarot books that you don’t use or want anymore? Are you trying to slim down your Tarot collection? A wonderful way to obtain some extra money is to sell your decks and Tarot books. You can sell unused and or out of print decks for higher rates.

Missing Card Services

Do you have a deck that is missing one or two cards? A great way to put a deck like that to use and help others is to sell individual cards of that deck for people to buy if they have also misplaced a card within that deck. If the deck is popular or one that is out of print, this can be another lucrative way to use something as simple as an incomplete deck to make some money.

Tarot Merchandise

Do you like to create your own Tarot inspired merchandise? Do you like making Tarot deck bags or cloths? Making and selling tarot inspired jewelry, clothing, deck bags, deck wallets, deck wraps, deck boxes, deck mats, deck cloths, t-shirts, hats, pins and other divination accessories can help make you a significant income. You can also offer custom pieces at much higher rates and even sell them through your own online e-commerce shop, fairs, and festivals or through local metaphysical shops.

Artisan Craft Templates

Do you have beautiful artisan designs that you are willing to share with other Tarot craft creators? You can provide paid video tutorials, and templates for your deck bags, tarot cloths, crochet and sewing deck bag techniques. You can also sell tips and tricks for your tarot inspired jewelry, etc.

Printables

Do you like creating tarot journal and planner pages? This can be a great way to help other tarot readers on their journey stay organized and implement tarot into their daily routine. You can create printable pages for a card of the day, week, and month posts, as well as journaling pages. You can also create and sell Tarot themed activity worksheets, Tarot business trackers, etc.

Private Tutorial

If you have no interest in creating and selling a large course but still want to provide a specific tutorial on a Tarot or divination topic, you can sell that tutorial.

Guided Meditations

Many of us have trouble relaxing or getting “into the zone” before a Tarot reading. Like audio books, you can also sell your Tarot and divination themed guided meditations to those who are interested in that type of meditation and relaxation resource.

Tarot Speaker

If you like to talk about Tarot, you may want to try giving talks about tarot at conventions, events and Tarot themed panels.

Photographer For Hire

Are you a photographer? Have a good camera? You can offer your photography services to Tarot businesses to take product shots, and tarot themed photography for their website or blog.

Writer For Hire

Are you proficient in copywriting services? You can offer your skills to those looking to better their web copy for their business, products, and services.

Social Media Marketer For Hire

Are you a social media marketer marvel? You can offer your services to Tarot businesses who want to better their social media platforms and drive more traffic to their business.

Graphic Designer And Web Designer For Hire

Are you a graphic artist or web designer who loves Tarot? You can offer your design services to Tarot businesses and professionals who need websites, landing pages, logos, header images, promotional graphics, and banners.

Subscription Services

If you are interested in offering monthly subscription services you can create a membership service on your own site or use websites like Patreon to supply your supporters with fresh Tarot themed content monthly. You can also use websites like cratejoy if you are interested in creating monthly subscription boxes that are Tarot themed. You can also create monthly subscription “communities” tailored to Tarot and your specific audience.

Mobile Tarot App

Are you proficient in creating mobile applications? You could create your own Tarot themed app and sell it on Apple and Android mobile marketplaces. You can also make additional income if your application has advertisements within it.

Paid Focus Groups

A focus group is when companies bring a diverse group of people together to talk about, discuss and try a product or service before it is released for feedback. The pay varies by company but it is a great way to make some money. I have been in two focus groups for Tarot applications in regards to their usability and ease of use.

Middle Man Mailing Service

For those who live in various parts of the world other than the United States, there are Tarot decks that come with large shipping fees. You can offer to purchase Tarot decks for others who live in a different part of the world or have a difficult time obtaining a certain deck because of their geological location and include a service fee and send them the deck at a much lower rate than they would have to pay if they purchased it directly.

Rent Out Your Space

Do you have a store front, office space or own your home? You can rent out your space for Tarot events and meet ups.

Virtual Assistant

Do you excel in helping other people’s businesses off the ground? You might want to consider offering virtual assistant services in helping Tarot readers and businesses who need an extra set of eyes and hands to help them run it.


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Disclaimer: The intention of this post is to share the various different ways I know of to make money with Tarot that are not Tarot readings.This isn’t the only way, the absolute right way or the way that you “should” approach this topic. I can only speak from personal experience and what I know about first hand. I encourage you to do your own research, to do what you are comfortable with and to tailor any advice provided henceforth to your specific needs and individual situation. Also please keep in mind that there are various different rules, regulations, and laws that precede your location, state, country in regards to many of these money making opportunities that may be different from my own. The services and websites mentioned in this post are not affiliated with Ivan Ambrose / TarotProse.com and are only used as examples. No professional or personal relationship should be assumed. I encourage and open up this conversation to added commentary to supplement this post of any kind.
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Woman wey take her hand, pack her poo-poo comot di toilet of man wey she dey friend because “e no gree flush” enter trouble, after she go try collect di poo-poo back.

The woman wey dey learn gymnastics, just start to waka with Bristol student, Liam Smith, for di first time, when she take fear troway di poo-poo comot for window.  

Instead make di thing land for garden, di poo-poo come jam between two windows wey no dey open wide.

Di lady decide to carry her thing back; she use head enter the small space wey di poo-poo bin dey, but na so she come trap for there, and trouble start.

Mr Smith say im no get choice but to call fire service make dem help remove di girl, along with her poo-poo.

Now, im don dey try raise money to repair di windows wey break, so e write all di tori for inside one University of Bristol crowd funding page.

Mr Smith write say: “I go one Tinder (social media app) waka with di woman and we end up for di house wey l dey share. Di evening waka nice; we eat for one popular chicken restaurant, drink beer small, and then we end up for my house, where we continue to dey drink wine and watch movie.”

Im say di woman go im toilet and when she return, she begin dey shake, as she tell am wetin she do.

The toilet window dey open but another window dey block am, and na only one small gap dey separate dem.

Before Mr Smith fit run go look for hammer, di woman don climb with her head first. Na so she come jam, hook for there.

Im say “…after di fire brigade show, dem surprise with wetin dem see but dem organise themselves.”

The woman no get any wound, after di firemen pull am out, but di bathroom window don spoil finish.“

So far, Mr Smith don raise more than £1200 to repair im window.

Dis amount pass di original target of £200 wey im bin dey find, so im and di woman don agree to give some of di money to charities dem.

Di woman no wan come out, show face for media, but Mr Smith say im don meet her since di thing happen and ’‘we know no wetin fit happen for future.”

Some y'all need to grow the fuck up.

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Suit and Bow Part 4 (Rafe x Reader)

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You were currently seated beside Rafe in his luxurious sports car, riding to the charity event. The man to your left had called yesterday to tell you when he would pick you up and to say that you had been nervous the whole day would be an understatement; you couldn’t recall the last time you were this hyperactive about attending an event but you didn’t want him to look bad just because he turned up with you. Anxiousness was also really prominent in your guts. How would the people there treat you knowing you were way too low for their league? Would they even notice it? With the dress you were wearing you looked like owning a mansion and ten horses.

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anonymous asked:

also studyblrs always say: "you don't need nice notes or expensive notebook or pens !! it's all about learning and becoming a better student", but being a small studyblr who doesn't have neat writing or nice supplies , people don't like to rb or like my content, it's not aesthetically pleasing for them. I want to interact with others but it's so hard because it seems like neat writing and nice supplies do actually matter, I know I should just worry about myself but I want to have people to t

as said before u literally don’t need them?? u can make anything look good with natural lighting, regardless of whether or not u have messy handwriting etc. it’s all based on how u take ur photos, which yeah, have to be aesthetically pleasing to some extent but that doesn’t mean that u have to fork out tons of money to be noticed on social media. natural lighting is free, and most people have a phone with a functioning camera these days and it’s easy to angle and set up pictures to appeal to others. furthermore u don’t actually have to create original content if u feel uncomfortable with it. it’s entirely up to u whether or not u want to - ur free to reblog other people’s content and just interact with other studyblrs through asks and tag games etc. u say studyblrs always say that u don’t need nice notes etc and the reason they always say it is because it’s true. studyblrs and the people running them, believe it or not, are more than the amount of notes they get on a certain picture. it’s about the amount of work they put into their studies and what they gain from it. yes, it’s nice to have that work be acknowledged and recognised, but if that’s all u gain from the studyblr community then ur in it for the wrong reasons and u should take a step back and re-evaluate things

ChanBaek is the same sex idol couple?

As some of you might know, I’ve been doing something lately ((yes lately)) and I realized that it is now the time for me to reveal what I have been working on.

I got dragged into new paths, amazing and scary paths but hey I’m alive.

ready yourselves. This is a long ride.


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The famous ChanBaek hug happened in ExoLuxion Philippines happened during Sehun Time.

A lot of fans, even non-shippers, claimed that the hug was indeed… fishy and very awkward.

Chanyeol hesitated to hug Baekhyun while Baekhyun was totally okay in hugging Chanyeol, in contrary to the ChanBaek we know in 2012; Chanyeol was very clingy to Baekhyun while Baekhyun would be very shy and repulsive around Chanyeol (but Baekhyun tries to initiate skinships which kind of kills us)

Let me point out something from this miraculous moment.

Baekhyun did NOT voluntarily hug Chanyeol, Sehun moved Baekhyun in order to hug Chanyeol. See that Sehun’s hands are on Baekhyun’s arm.

But take note that it is Baekhyun HIMSELF that wrapped his arms around Chanyeol, not Sehun. Sehun merely moved Baekhyun.

Baekhyun clung unto Chanyeol even after Sehun let him go.

It is weird, not the Baekhyun and Chanyeol we knew tbh. Baekhyun would push Chanyeol away but it is Chanyeol who pushed Baekhyun away.


This is why something must’ve happened in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

People change as a lot would say but they would only change if there is a reason for them to change.


Another eye catching moment:

Before Freeze time happened, this is how the Philippine/Korean Staff looked like… not that many right?


After the hug happened, this is how the Philippine/Korean Staff looked like. They’re quite a lot now don’t you think? 

They looked so interested. 


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Park Chanyeol followed Lily Maymac. 


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These are the dates of EXO’s ExoLuxion Tour in North America. Many might’ve noticed that Sehun Time did not happen but instead… It is Chanyeol Time. 

Many speculated that they stopped Sehun Time and changed it to Chanyeol Time since the hug was indeed very suspicious while some claimed that they changed Sehun Time to Chanyeol Time to make their NA tour special

but even after their NA tour, Chanyeol Time continued.

For whatever reason, they did not make Sehun do the freeze time again after he made the both of them hug.


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Park Chanyeol followed Lily Maymac once again. ((since he unfollowed her))


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Chanyeol posted a video on his IG. It is about a girl that he likes. 

At first I speculated that he and Lily are well, liking one another however it is revealed by Lily that she had never once talked to Park Chanyeol.

I was saved.

Until my friend told me about ChanDara.

This friend of mine told me about the POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP of ChanDara. Needless to say, my faith was shaken. 

She told me that the 2 are suspicious. They had a lot of couple clothing. Chanyeol was also caught having Sandara’s photo in his phone. All these happened in 2013. 

and that the IG video of Chanyeol was for Sandara.

Take note that this also happened during 2013

The footsie happened either early January or late December. The ChanDara moments happened during Growl era which is around the second half of 2013.

If they were really dating and that Chanyeol’s video was for Dara then why did Chanyeol react to the footsie that way?

Also, Chanyeol recently commented on his IG that he is in fact not dating anyone!

However there is this weird wording 

“I’m not even dating at the moment.”

It is either he DATED BEFORE or HE NEVER DATED. I honestly thought that Chanyeol never meant that phrase to be suspicious. Saying the phrase “NOT EVEN” comes off a bit proud or confident that he did not in fact dated.


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I honestly don’t dig in ChanBaek staring moments but this seems very very very very very TELLING.

UHM WHY YOU STARE LIKE THAT???


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Chanyeol commented on his ig that he is in fact not dating!!


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The article of a media outlet revealing a same sex idol couple became viral

This is nothing related to ChanBaek if we’re looking at it in a non-exol and non shipper perspective. 

Why I included this in my post? 

Take notice that this article was posted after Park Chanyeol revealed that he is not dating. 

Someone told me that this article was old and that it was given to light once again. But why would the article be reopened? 

I am not saying that the couple would be ChanBaek but this article might be directed to this CERTAIN SAME SEX IDOL COUPLE. In my opinion, this article is revealed once again to raise ALARM to THIS COUPLE. 

That notorious media outlet had their eyes on this certain couple. It is possible that this outlet already had a target couple and they would want to see how this CERTAIN SAME SEX IDOL COUPLE ACT after they revealed this article.

but why now? Of all days why did they decide to reveal this VERY DANGEROUS ARTICLE?

Why after Chanyeol commented that he is not dating anyone?



I would like to point out the possibility that the korean media might have noticed something fishy about Chanyeol and Baekhyun’s relationship and all of it had started from the hug. 

If the article was proven to be true, and the couple wasn’t revealed then there is a chance that the couple came from the BIG 3. The BIG 3 would not risk their idol’s image like that.

They would pay tons of money for that media outlet not to reveal.

But it is pointed out that the media outlet is not afraid of revealing who the couple is. That the media outlet is prepared for any impeding lawsuit.

The same sex couple might be revealed soon but who knows. 


I know Jake talked some time ago about Patreon but I know he didn’t go into detail on the background

Whenever possible now (excluding things like travel costs) we do events and media out of good will - if money is offered we ask they donate to PODS, First Person Plural or MIND, and that’s been the way we’ve always worked

Expanding on that, if we did set up a Patreon the money would be used for things like travel costs, paying for extra leave days (so we can take it off work to travel to events and marketing we currently struggle to attend), attending more university talks (as most don’t have a funding option for travel expenses via student unions) and bits and pieces like that to support us - but as you can imagine, that would likely only be a small amount of the budget

Beyond that, we believe there to be a lot of scope to donate to those with DID for things like gaining a diagnosis and accessing support - if we can, why not set something up like that? Where the extra money earned doesn’t go explicitly to charities but directly to those who may need a one off payment to get help/accessing clinics/specialist advice?

We hear of so many who cannot afford treatment or cannot afford to put a deposit down on a home to escape their family - so why not help out where we can

We’re content with the money we live on now from work - we don’t need to take in any extra - so why not put any extra funding to good use?

It’s something very early days but something we thought to mention nonetheless to get your thoughts and feedback

anonymous asked:

It's implied in Animal Man that the REM song "Superman" exists in the DCU. It still totally flows, but how would other songs/movies/etc be changed in the DCU to reflect that Superman's a celebrity and not a fictional character? We know he's licensed his image out to cartoons for charity work, for instance.

I’d say that obviously anything directly referencing his secret identity would be right out, but maybe not. The Golden Age story “Superman, Matinee Idol!” (the first marked as an “Imaginary Story”) had him and Lois go to a movie with a Superman cartoon serial at the front…a sequel to the classic Superman versus The Mad Scientist Fleischer short, which reveals Superman’s secret identity! With no more explanation than pondering if the creators - credited from “Action Comics and Superman Magazine, Based on the famous comic strip created by Jerome Siegel and Joe Shuster” - were clairvoyant, Superman spent the whole story making sure Lois’s attention was divided whenever ‘Superman’ changed on-screen. You’d think this would be pretty pointless given everyone’s going to know now anyway, but I admit, if it was my secret identity that was blown wide open, I’d probably use my last few minutes of privacy to screw with a friend too. And logic be damned, it got us this panel:

So Superman as a fictional entity in-universe has been established for awhile; as you said, he licensed his image out to charity, and Gregory Reed is consistently his most prominent actor in the movies (in one version he hitchhiked to Metropolis from Chicago and made a living as a pizza delivery boy while fighting “Dr. Cosmos”). He exists in the in-universe DC Comics, too; in a Mark Millar short where he interviewed Wally West it was mentioned that Superman didn’t have a secret identity in the comics since they didn’t believe he had one, whereas I know Young Justice once mentioned his comics self had a name that Impulse referred to him as for months. According to Jimmy Olsen’s Big Week, he also had a video game made by Lexcorp of all companies, because money’s money no matter who your arch-nemesis is.

So Superman’s out there in all media in the DCU, but that invites the question: what did comics and movies and whatnot look like before superheroes arrived, stripping away their influence on pop culture? We can assume Iron Munroe was around in comics given he’s been cited as a childhood hero of Clark’s once or twice, but what else is there to fill the gap (unless you’re assuming the JSA was already around long before Superman and his allies, but that was always dumb so I’m ignoring it)?

I have a semi-serious suggestion on that front.

If you’re not familiar, America’s Best Comics was a Wildstorm imprint run by Alan Moore, and while it’s most well-known for being the starting place of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, its main accomplishment as far as I’m concerned was in the shared universe it built between Tom Strong, Top 10, Promethea, and Tomorrow Stories. Top 10 was the only one of the bunch to prominently feature ‘traditional’ superheroes, and even there it was about the police-procedural adventures of cops in a city full of them; almost everyone else was more directly inspired by superheroes’ pulp predecessors, or comics outside the traditional superhero genre like MAD Magazine or The Spirit. They were universally excellent - as indicated by them all being written by Alan Moore, with the likes of Chris Sprouse, Gene Ha, J.H. Williams III, Kevin Maguire, Rick Veitch and more in tow - and one of Moore’s explicit driving ideas behind it was wondering what comics would have looked like had Superman never been created, i.e. adventure comics would still have reigned, and superheroes inevitably still would have emerged, but multiple genres would have had a better shot at coexisting.

In that light, I definitely could see little Clark Kent reading about Tom Strong growing up. The ABC universe is probably the biggest expansive superhero concept DC has its hands on that it hasn’t attempted to integrate into its main universe one way or another, and unlike Watchmen, these were at least actually meant to be eternal ongoings in the same way as Superman or Batman. You could just suggest that all the most explicit superhero stuff are additions from a recent reboot to account for Superman and his kin - the original ABC #1s all acted like these were preexisting concepts being relaunched that we were all already familiar with, so Top 10 being a retcon could easily fit - and just having them pop up as comics in the background would be better than trying to shove all the decades of history implied into DC’s own setup. Not that any of this needs to happen, but DC has a habit of not leaving anything alone, and this would be a way of slotting them in that addresses an aspect of how the DCU works without stepping on the actual original comics.

I may write a longer review at some point (although I think agentaletha is already working on that), but I just wanted to say that I recently read the first book of Dragonoak by Sam Farren, and I really enjoyed it!  In addition to having dragons and knights and magic, it features an explicitly grey-A main character.  (Well, as explicit as you can get in a society that doesn’t seem to have a concept of sexual orientation.  It was explicit enough that I figured it out from the text, and the author recently confirmed it on their tumblr.)  If you are like me and you like fantasy and dragons but also like ladies crushing on ladies and casual inclusion of non-binary genders and people of color in your fantasy settings, maybe you should check it out?

anonymous asked:

Can't you have at least a little respect for Briana and stop making fun of her? Honestly she's done nothing

Absolutely not. 

She’s either faked a baby and pregnancy to profit (both monetarily and in terms of her profile) from someone else’s aggressive closeting or she slept with a boybander in order to become pregnant (as is evidenced by her family’s social media activity before she would have first missed her period) and is now using her child to extort ludicrous amounts of money out of said boybander and raise her social media profile - all whilst claiming that privacy is of utmost importance to her and that it’s being invaded by “crazed” fans. 

Even if you believe the second option is accurate, which I don’t, there is no convincing argument you can make that’ll persuade me she’s done nothing wrong. 

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Three American Gods mixes (I got excited for the tv show)

the old gods; For the gods who are now almost nothing but myths and fictional stories. As belief for them fades, so do they. It’s a sad thing, waiting to be forgotten. listen.
shadow; “He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.” listen.
the new gods; America’s new gods. Internet, drugs, media, money, celebrities, and technology. Out with the old, in with the new. listen.

The fact that so many people are misinformed about the Dakota Pipeline and then use that misinformation to act as victims is hilarious and scary at the same time.

“The pipeline will create 8,000 IMMEDIATE jobs, but you’re against anyone earning their own pay and just want social projects, you commie.”

Great just made an ass of yourself. It’s great that it would create 8,000 jobs immediately, but what happens to that job after it’s built? It goes away and leaves that person/family strapped even more than before which guess what? Will lead to them needing government assistance.

“The pipeline isn’t over sacred grounds it’s someone else’s property that has already been signed away.“ 

Yeah it’s signed away illegally from Natives who want their land back after the government took it away illegally and signed it over to people who would sign it over immediately back to them.

"But studies have shown there is no sacred land there.”
Ok, let me go into your house take your cross, menorah what ever you hold sacred masturbate with it and defile it and say “Sorry it’s not sacred to me so I didn’t do anything wrong.”

“Donald Trump is not wrong for supporting this pipeline, he wants to boost the economy." 

NO he wants to boost his pocketbook and his paycheck. HE HAS SHARES IN IT WHICH MAKES IT A HUGE CONFLICT OF INTEREST IF HE ENACTS ANY LAWS OR OVERTURNS THE VERDICT OBAMA MADE FOR THE PIPELINE. You guys threw a huge fit when you found out about that Youtuber who was promoting a gambling site on his page without disclosing he owned it. Guess what? It’s the exact same thing here.

The fact that most of these people are justifying using UNCLEAN fuel sources in order to boost the economy for a short time is absolutely baffling. The fact that they say "Well, I’m the only one using unbiased media therefore I am right” and then use Fox News or whatever right funded media outlet and justify it. Of course, they are not going to out the bad implications because if Pipeline money goes so does the media outlets money. You were so upset that the left-funded media was doing this for Hillary, hiding the truth so that she would win, guess what? They’re hiding the truth so that you and your superiority complex would feel high and mighty for supporting something that the Democrats oppose. Contradicting yourself much, you hypocrite?

NEWS FLASH: If you are supporting a cause that has cost an innocent woman her hand, that sics attack dogs on peaceful protectors, that justifies raping the land for profit, THEN YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY.

If you can give me any other reason BESIDES PROFIT AND ECONOMY (two factors in a 10 factor decision) that is a good reason and was not debunked up here with links from A NON-REPUBLICAN FUNDED SITE, I will gladly eat my words

10 things i’ve learned in 25 years.

There are 72 hours separating me from 25. *looks off into the distance*

Last year, my 17 year old cousin called me old. This was the first time that it actually occurred to me that somehow our 7 year difference meant the world to him. Keep in mind, this is the same cousin who called me fat when I was 14 years old. Basically he’s been responsible for two very super-sensitive self aware moments of my life. What an asshole.

When I first thought about writing this I was confused on how to put 9131 days into one-sentence “lessons”.  Surely I would have at least 100 statements to make.

I struggled to find 10. Shit, I’m a lot more boring that I thought. 

Plus, writing some long, reflective post about what I’ve learned in 25 years makes me 1) Sound like i’m some kind of life guru now that I’m officially too old not to know how to do my taxes and 2) Sound like i’m dying tomorrow because I’m 5 years away from thirty.

I did it anyways. And because studies show that if you’re in my age group, you’ve already stopped reading this, let me get to it: 

1. I’ll never have my shit together.

One of the weirdest things friends tell me is how much “i’ve got my life together”. What the hell does that even mean? Almost everyday, I think about how I can open a business that will do this, or how I should be going to school full-time. Or how being a house wife sounds divine. There is no book or formula I’m following. Just because I have more than one dollar in my bank account doesn’t mean I’m responsible.

Nothing goes according to the plans. And guess what? NO one has their life together. Ever. It always changes; that’s the nature of waking up every morning. Its just a game of those who can easily bullshit their way through life and then its those who can’t. We’re all confused here. Welcome to the tribe.

2. Happiness is a feeling, joy is a choice.

Happiness is an emotion. At any given moment you’re either happy or you aren’t. Its a descriptive word. Joy is a choice. You choose to be positive. You choose to smile. 

Take any given day to assess your thoughts and feelings. Are they positive, or are they negative? Consciously choose courage over fear. Determination over Defeat. And joy over anger. 

3. You can have it all. If you humble yourself and have patience. 

The WORST cliche statement ever? You can’t have your cake and eat it too. 

WHY IN THE HELL ELSE WOULD I WANT CAKE?!

The thing is, you can be happy. You can have a good job, a good apartment, a good boyfriend, etc. You can have tattoos and be gainfully employed. 

I’m speaking from experience. Here’s the thing. When I saw my boyfriend for the first time, walking in eating cake and being completely unaware of how cute he was, he wasn’t the 6′3″+ requirement I had in mind for a guy. And if I was petty enough to let that stop me from flirting with him, I wouldn’t have a guy who loved me even when I twist my hair at night and look like Kendrick Lamar’s twin, and who is just weird enough to think im really cute.

If I would have taken a super shitty job as a media coordinator for an insurance agency in galveston because I hated my old job so much and had to be out there, I wouldn’t have seen the awesome job I have now.

Life doesn’t work on your timeline and doesn’t follow your rules. And in most cases, its for the best. Your dreams can be realized. And if they haven’t been by 25, its fine.

4. Relationships are WORK.

This means work relationships. This means how often you call your parents. This means actually communicating with your significant other. Remember those moments where you could blow off your job in college because it wasn’t a real job? Welp, that’s not the case when you start your career. Remember when you called your mom because you needed money? (How can I ruin my body with everclear tonight if I only have 4.32 in my account? *calls mom*) Now, you actually value [some of] her incite and you can do fun things together like getting wine-drunk at chilis. Remember when your relationship was as volatile as an Eminem song (before he got sober)? Yeahhh, that doesn’t work anymore. 

5. Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.

This applies to EVERYTHING in life.

6. Starbucks is shitty coffee.

….I know it. My bank accounts wish I would stop going there.

7. Family is important.

As much as my family is the super conservative but somehow democrat blacks that you often find in the south, I love them. Because I know they love me no matter how much we disagree. 

So, I make a genuine effort to care about their wellbeing. 

8. Its fine to get help. 

Chances are if you grew up in a black household, the chances of going to therapy are slim to none. Thats “for white people” or “crazy”. My favorite black counter statement to therapy is “go to church”. Here’s the thing; just like craft projects, some people can DIY life, and others need help or a guide to do it.

Before therapy, my life was one big ass pinterest fail project. Therapy helped me assess my feelings and manage my behaviors. It helped me through depression. I wish more parents cared about their children’s mental health. It could mean a wealth of difference.

And FYI: Most insurance covers therapy. Go get help.

9. There has to be something you like that you don’t get paid for. Our elders call this a “hobby”.

The thing I love about us millennials is that we’ve become millionaires off our hobbies. I mean my job is running social media. This didn’t exist when I was a kid.  Hell these jobs barely existed when I was in high school. See, I love social media. And I do kinda love graphic design. And on my personal pages, I’ve assembled thousands of followers over a short amount of time. But its something about doing it for a living that takes from the fun of it. I’ve had some of you ask why I haven’t updated my profiles in some time. 

So this is why I say-find something you love that you will NEVER do for money. I haven’t find out what that is for me now that social media isn’t my fun space anymore, but in the interim im trying a little bit of something new every week.

10. Health is wealth.

There is no size associated with health. However, no one one wants to be tired when they’ve done one set of stairs. And we won’t be 15 forever. I can’t continue to live off Tiff’s treats, and continue believing the 5 dollar rotisserie chicken i got from walmart is me “watching what im eating” (especially if I pair it with Mac N Cheese). 

Honorable Mention: Being unapologetically black is awesome; but comes at a price.

It took me 22 years to love being black. I spent most of my life, inspired by mainstream ideals and supported by family and friends’ thoughts that my hair was offensive in its natural state, that my skin color was unattractive; that the inflections in my voice categorized me as “ghetto”. It wasn’t until the end of college and since that I’ve found the beauty in being black. In embracing what it means to be black. However, being unapologetically black can come with downsides; it can mean you don’t get a job because of your hair, or your name. It can mean discussing issues like racism make others uncomfortable at your job and get your in trouble. However, it also has benefits. It allows you to embrace the variety in your culture. It allows you to explore blackness. 

I’ve learned (because its not taught in schools) that my blackness doesn’t start at slavery and MLK isn’t a cornerstone of our history. 

Oddly enough, if you think about it 25 years is just the beginning of life. I’ve spent the first 18 poor , naive and super financially dependent and the last 7 making really bad young adult decisions and praying my way through college. So lets pour wine, (while regretting getting drunk mid-week in the morning) and toast to at LEAST 25 more.

APPLICATION FOR OUR NEXT FUNDRAISER PARTNERSHIP:

If you are interested in partnering up with FLAVNT Streetwear for your top surgery fundraiser (or any other identity confirming medical procedure–we aren’t ftm exclusive), we have created an application process to apply. Feel free to pass this along, reblog it, repost it, spread the word however you please so that as many people can apply as possible and we can find the best possible partner.

To apply you must already have a fundraiser started/be willing to raise money on your own. We will fundraise with you until you reach your goal (up to half of your goal being raised by us–we do not want to be your only source of fundraising and feel it would be unfair if we raised $6,000 for one person and $1,000 for another and it could draw fundraisers out for a exceptionally long time.

TO APPLY:

Email us at flavnt.streetwear@gmail.com answering the following questions:

1. Name

2. Age

3. What do you identify as?

4. Instagram/tumblr usernames (so we can check out your social media 

    presence). 

5. How much money do you have raised/saved so far (link to gofundme, etc.)

6. What is your fundraising goal?

7. Do you have a date in mind for your surgery?

8. What makes you the best candidate for this partnership?

9. Why do you love our brand, what about FLAVNT speaks to you?

10. Are you active in the LGBTQ+ community? How?

11. How will you make sure you reach your goal? 

12. What’s your favorite FLAVNT product?

13. If we had a cat lovechild what would you name it?

14. Anything else you want us to know?

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