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the signs as tumblr eras
  • 2010-2011 // the rise of tumblr. rage comics, wine mom humor, can i haz cheezburger, furry culture's prime: taurus, cancer
  • 2012 // the rise of fandoms. "the only post on tumblr with ______ notes on it", superwholock, "there's a supernatural gif for that", gifsets: gemini, sagittarius
  • 2013 // the rise of aesthetics. transparents, "touch my butt and buy me pizza", indie blogs, pastels: LIBRA, leo
  • 2014 // the rise of shitposts. "your fave is problematic", pepe, gay gay and more gay, dank memes: virgo, scorpio, pisces
  • 2015-2016 // the rise of memes. discourse, the meme revolution, astrology memes, callout culture: aries, AQUARIUS, capricorn
A Sugar Baby’s Guide to a Luxury Wardrobe and Brands

FOLLOW ME ON MY SB INSTA ~ I have like no followers because I just started the account & would love to connect with more sugar sisters on another platform! I will be posting shopping hauls and inspiration photos. There will also be restaurant, bar and club recommendations and travel pics! SISTERS ONLY!!! @citysugarbabe


Disclaimer: This is my own opinion, and you are free to disagree! I am not being sponsored or gifted items by any of these brands (I wish!). I am simply just trying to share some of my style tips based off of my own wardrobe :) xo

Will continue to update as I think of more things! This was just off the top of my head. Feel free to send in suggestions, if I use it I will give you credit when I edit the post! Questions also welcome. 

Although I am relatively new to the sugar bowl, dressing stylishly and well is something I have done all of my life. I hope my advice can help others! A top, big fish SD is going to dress well, and he’s going to want his SB to do the same. You must exude confidence and style for him to want to pursue you. 

If you are a sugar baby looking to build an ultimate, timeless luxury wardrobe look no further - check out my guide below!

Basics:
T-shirts & Tank Tops - ATM (wonderfully flattering, especially for bigger busts), T by Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, James Perse
Jeans - rag&bone/JEAN, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, 7 for all Mankind, J Brand, Current/Elliott, AG Adriano Goldschmidt. Yes I love my denim :)
Anything with a blatant logo on it like True Religion is a NONO.
Shirts - Equipment
Sweatpants - I used to absolutely detest sweatpants but after seeing photos of Rihanna and Gigi rock them, I’m kind of into it. Have my eye on a pair from Fenty X Puma now!

Lingerie:
Agent Provocateur (DUH) has the most sexy pieces, they make you feel wonderful about yourself, however I would only wear their stuff to show off for my man. Their bras, corsets, bustiers etc. don’t give much support so if you’re just wearing them trying to run errands your boob may pop out of its cup lol! Very annoying to constantly keep having to tuck it back in under your shirt.

I have quite a large bust, so I shop at Journelle, Stella McCartney, Elle Macpherson, Nancymeyer.com and Chantelle because a lot of other nice brands don’t make my size as much (32DD/E) - these are for sexier but still functional pieces.

Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret for the most functional underwear.
Hanky Panky has great one size fits most thongs, and Commando for underwear for a tight dress or something that gives NO VPL (visible panty lines!)

Shoes:
Sneakers (for fashion, not the gym) - Golden Goose, Common Projects
Sneakers (for the gym) - Nike
Gianvito Rossi - The new Manolo in my opinion. Not as overdone and not flashy like Louboutins. Wonderfully classic. Something I’d wear to a dream job interview or meeting a boyfriend’s parents.
Louboutins - even though they’re a bit trashy now I still love the sex appeal of a red bottom.. who can resist?
Rochas does beautifully embellished flats that you can wear with a cocktail dress if you aren’t feeling heels!
K. Jacques for flat sandals. Made in St. Tropez but they sell it on Shopbop etc.
Chanel and Lanvin for ballet flats
Love Stuart Weitzman’s highland and lowland boots, even though it seems like everyone and their mother owns a pair. They’re just so flattering and I love that they have them in so many neutral colors.
I like Saint Laurent’s basic flat Chelsea ankle boots. Go with everything in the fall.

Dresses:
Dolce & Gabbana - I LOVE Dolce & Gabbana!! As I said I am quite curvy, and their dresses are absolutely made for my body type.
Cushnie et Ochs - Also sexy AF
Giambattista Valli - When you want to look like an elegant, high fashion flower child
Saint Laurent - SO expensive, more for the extremely thin Kate Moss types, but I just like to look anyways :)
Less expensive but still great: Zimmermann (love Aussie clothing brands), Wheels&Dollbaby, Nicholas, L’Agent, Reformation, For Love & Lemons, Maje

Sweaters:
Ralph Lauren, Loro Piana, Brunello Cucinelli
J Crew, Joie, Vince and Everlane (cheaper)

Coats/Jackets:
Maxmara for the elegant, most classic pieces EDIT 10/9/2016: Maxmara carries very well-cut and stylishly professional coats. Think Olivia Pope-esque. This is also where Kim K got her iconic camel wrap coat and yes, they still carry it. I have one!
AllSaints for a great rocker chic leather biker jacket - try a mens one to increase the cool factor
Rick Owens - Also great for leather jackets, but more elegant and definitely more expensive 
Chanel: Their tweed jackets and coats are ultimate and so timeless- wear one with a simple white t shirt, jeans and booties to achieve that Parisian je ne sais quoi.
Yves Salomon does a great fur coat, EDIT 10/9/2016: that isn’t AS expensive as other top fur designers… think $5000-$10,000 which is still mega expensive but still far cheaper than J Mendel whose furs can fetch up to 60k (or even more)! and the quality is still great. I used to get Elizabeth and James furs for like a $1000 but tbh they looked cheap. I think if you can’t afford good fur, it’s best to spend on other areas, because cheap fur just makes you look, well, cheap!

Bags:
Chanel. Duh.
Never used to like Gucci but their new horsebit Dionysus bags (in plain suede without the Gucci logo) are to die for
Valentino Rockstud (a little bit passé but I still like mine)
Mansur Gavriel for something timeless and not too flashy
Saint Laurent for a tote bag. If you’re young, in my opinion this is a much better alternative than an Hermes Birkin or Kelly. I think for a young girl to be carrying a Birkin is a little bit… much. Although if you have found an SD who will buy you a Birkin then I say the more power to you, you’re clearly doing much better than me and feel free to ignore my advice - if fact can I have your advice?? lol

EDIT OCT. 9, 2016:

Where do I shop?
Great question - so. many. places.

Online (just google the names, I’m too lazy to hyperlink haha. Maybe another day):

Net-a-porter: love, and they do same-day courier delivery in NYC, London and Hong Kong
Moda Operandi: swoon-worthy site. You can pre-order next season’s clothes custom made for you straight off the runway, and they show up at your door just in time for the season! You put a 50% deposit down when you place the order at first, and pay the rest a few months later when the clothing piece is completed. I trick myself into believing that it’s budgeting, lol.
Farfetch
Shopbop
Revolve Clothing
TheRealReal (You can get some GREAT designer pre-owned and vintage on the cheap here, AND sell your old designer stuff you don’t want anymore! Note they only accept from a preselected list of designers, check that your item’s brand is on the list before sending anything in to sell)
Vestiaire Collective (same as theRealReal)
Forward by Elyse Walker
SSENSE
TheOutNet (Net-a-porter’s sale site. I’ve found some fantastic deals here. But be sure to check everyday because they definitely sell out fast)
Barneys, Saks, Selfridges, Bergdorfs etc. - I know these are department stores, but their websites are surprisingly well-maintained and carry a really good stock of stuff from top designers.

January Running Club

Who’s up for a run? 

This January, I am going to sponsor a casual, mutual-support group that will focus on running and I would love you to join us! Here is what I have in mind for some guiding principles and activities for the group: 

  • Everyone is welcome! If you have never ran before, you are welcome. If you just ran the Boston Marathon, you are welcome. No matter who you are or where you are on your journey, you are welcome here. 
  • I will post weekly prompts to stimulate discussion. 
  • You will be encouraged to set and track goals as you see fit. 
  • All posts will be tracked under the janrunclub tag.

If this sounds fun to you, please reblog this and start tracking the tag janrunclub for more details. 

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BWAgency ☾ 5E00-0013-ADE0 ☾ White
A Pokémon town based on the anime & manga.

Mayor White also happens to be the President of BWAgency, a Pokémon casting agency for aspiring actors and actresses. Clients (villagers) are encouraged to wear the town uniform whenever possible. Her permanent employee, Black, is there to assist her and is also her best friend and sponsor. She has also gained the help of Misty from the Cerulean Gym and May the Pokémon Coordinator. Together, they all maintain BWAgency as a busy and productive town with their Pokémon.

With this autumn update, you can dress up as various Trainer Classes such as Lady (Kanto), Ninja (Hoenn), Hex Maniac (Hoenn), Veteran (Unova), or Clerk (Unova) and find lots of goodies spread throughout town. There’s lots of attractions such as the Cerulean Gym, a Contest Hall, Pokémon Stadium, and much more. Also, can you figure out which Pokémon each villager represents and which trainer they belong to? Talking to the villagers reveals the secret but if you’re up for a challenge, there’s also visual clues that help lead to answers. Can’t figure it out after visiting? Answers here.

If you visit my Pokémon town, please tag visits as #bwagency or #stuffinsweets. I’ll gladly visit in return. ♥

8850 gifts of Just Hold On!

Another batch of emails just went out. We have now sent all the emails we’re able to with the sponsors we have. We will continue to take signups for the 2nd week of charting.

If you’d like to sign up to give or receive copies, check out this post. 

Make sure you check out @projectjholdon​ for more info about the project and other ways to participate and promote the song. Let’s have a strong week 2!

Not the first time I’ve said it, and I’m confident it won’t be the last, but this fandom continues to blow me away. The response has been, well… 

I keep getting sponsored ads on Facebook for OUAT merch, and I’m pretty sure it’s all a scam. I’m sure I’m not the only one, and I know people have also been having their art stolen and put on shirts, so I want to make a post about it to avoid fans getting ripped off.

For example, here’s the one I saw today:

That’s a photoshopped image of Lana. She’s never worn that shirt. This photo is from when she was promoting her “Long Live The Queen” shirt, for charity, and tbh taking that photo and making it look like she’s promoting a shirt these guys are selling for profit is already kind of gross.

Then you go to the page where they’re selling the shirt and see this:

Oh, I guess people are buying it. It must be legit. Except, wait, if I click on the other shirt the same page was advertising

… there’s the exact same numbers. Because that’s not an actual tracker, it’s an image meant to trick you into thinking that these are legit numbers and that other people are buying these shirts.

So - be careful. Don’t take these things at face value. Look into who is selling these things and whether they’re resorting to any shady tricks like this, because if they are, chances are the product’s no good.

And another thing: stolen art makes for crappy products. The art you tend get on the internet is too small to result in a good print, so while it might look great on the product preview, in reality the print will be blurry and discoloured. If you want official merch, buy it from reputable places that carry it. If you want fan-made stuff, buy it from the artists’ store if they have one. Buy it from reputable sites and people you’ve heard of, not a Facebook “fan page” that doesn’t ever credit the artist who designed the shirt. You will get ripped off. There are even places out there who steal people’s art and pretend to sell it, but they’ll just take your money. Any page/site that posts a bunch of different products in a lot of different styles etc, without any artist name attached, is probably a bit shady.

So just keep a look out, and please make sure these things are legit before you give someone your money. And please signal boost if you can, this is something the fandom should know about!

anonymous asked:

Favourite fics (that have a happy ending) which are over 10k words. Can be college!au, soulmates!au, co-workers!au. Thank yoooouuuu!

Oo, this request is a gem! I love long fanfics so much that it’s absurd, I hope you enjoy reading these! ^3^ Also a warning and an apology: this is going to be a long post. 

The number in the end of the summary is the word count.

  • all sorts of AUs 

✄ Take Me Home (Take It Slow) Jungkook is an idol and Taehyung is his chaebol sponsor. 75k 

Cuz In a Sky Full Of Stars (I Think I Saw You) Taehyung always has bad ideas. And Jeongguk thinks this might be the best. 64k

Maybe we’re all just fools Jeongguk likes to run. He’s never wanted anyone to run with him before. 52k

✄ Something To Do With Hands “It’s a lot like falling in love with a city you’ve never been to.” 49k

✄ King of the Library, Knight of His Trade Moral of the story? Don’t fuck with Jeon Jungkook or else you’ll end up ruining your perfect attendance to chase his coattails. 47k

Serve & Protect After a grueling two years of police university training, Kim Taehyung is excited to join the ranks of Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s new recruits. But getting partnered up with senior police officer, Jeon Jungkook, just might be his biggest challenge yet. 41k

✄ Don’t Let Your Love Go To Waste Taehyung and Jungkook meet on Omegle. 41k (nowadays has two chapters!) =^-^=

Can You Be (Mine?) Taehyung likes Iced Caramel Macchiatos, the Arts, and a man that vaguely resembles the Adonis statue. 34k

✄ Rich Bitch When you make six figures a year, Valentino isn’t that big of a deal. 28k

✄ Piece of Art The only masterpiece that has even remotely caught Taehyung’s attention recently is the new, talented (and incredibly gorgeous) junior who just got accepted into his senior art class. 28k

✄ 7:04am Taehyung is the rich kid with a flashy apartment and Jungkook is the post-boy with a noisy bicycle, and they’re about to change each other’s lives. 25k

✄ The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Taehyung is a lost college student. He falls in love with the radio DJ on Cool FM who comes on at midnight every day. 21k

The Moon And The Stars (Are Nothing Without You) “The college tour guide raved about the uni’s friendly atmosphere and amicable student body, but wanted a high five from a cute student and all he got was a glare.“ 19k

Come On, Lattice Bond Hello, I’m Kim Taehyung!” he greets. “Biochem senior and your very knowledgeable senpai-slash-mentor.”“Jeon Jeongguk,” the boy replies. “Bio major.”Taehyung is on the quest to be Jeongguk’s ultimate senpai. Unfortunately, life has other plans. 12k

To sum up my feelings: These fics have made me laugh, cry, cringe, die and realise how bad idea it is to start reading one of these at 11pm when you have school the next day. Check the tags before reading! ^-^

✄ Admin Amanda

(you may notice that many of these have been recommended before and that’s because i used to be taekookficrec trash and read practically every rec there was)

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hello… it me.. back with another (hopefully not) pointless post. anyways, i’ve been working on this for like 3 weeks lol but i finally added pictures today and i am happy to say it’s finally complete! it’s basically a slide show comparing a few different planning methods that i have used (and will possibly use in the future). i worked really hard on this post so i hope you guys enjoy it!!!

ALSO all opinions are my own and this post isn’t sponsored by plan or anything. and like half of the pics are my own. s/o to @studenting tho bc i used your printable and the picture you posted of it.

let me know if you want me to do something similar in the future, it took a lot of work but i’m really happy with it and i’d love to do it again! (i hope u can read it tho bc some of the text got really small yikes)

xoxoxo annie

Black-Exchange: Happy New Year!

Thank you all so much for your support this year!

We have many new projects & opportunities lined up for 2017 - we are currently working with the Black Lives Matter Organization on an economic initiative & we will be sponsoring the 22nd Annual Yale Black Solidarity Conference in February!

We will resume posting on January 1st - please be safe this weekend & thanks again for a wonderful year!

My sponsor is a cishet white woman who’s a libertarian that voted for Johnson. When I told her my concerns, she was all “lol, the president doesn’t have much power by himself” and “lol when I wake up on Wednesday, my life won’t really be that different.”

Like, the amount of privilege exuding from that. “The president doesn’t have much power by himself.” ??????!??!?!?!?! Please tell that to the Native Americans who were killed or forcibly relocated by Andrew Jackson. Please tell that to the Japanese people who were forced into internment camps by FDR. Please tell that to the gay men in the 80s who died of AIDS as a result of Ronald Reagan refusing the address this as a serious epidemic. Please tell that to the women who were sexually abused by Bill Clinton.

And “my life won’t be that different” ?????? okay, but the US literally does not revolve around you? You get to say that because you’re a cishet white woman with a job and a home and access to education and everything else you ever need. You can literally shove it up your ass.

She texted me this morning to apologize for the results of the elections. I blocked her on facebook. I need to find a new sponsor. Or give up on AA. Fuck being sober. 

-Kyoung

Ok so y'all won’t drag me if I sell out and start having to do semi-sponsored posts on my blog right? I’ll always be mindful to do careful vetting of the people that offer but I gotta do what I gotta do lol

Actually, I have a fairly good idea of exactly WHY tumblr ads suck so hard,

 and why they’re failing so badly at appealing to youth, and they never seem to be paying attention to the HEAPS OF CRITICISM, even when most all the notes on their sponsored posts are specifically telling them, in detail, why they suck. 

(sorry for the long post)

First of all, they are actually listening. 

My dad works in advertising and graphic design, he’s in this industry, and he certainly listens to me every single time I talk about the memes, the culture of the internet and today’s youth and all the hip things like that. He’s gotta. This is his job, his paycheck really depends on whether or not he knows exactly how to appeal to whatever target audience the company wants him to appeal to. He’s got to be hip on all the memes, internet slang, popular music and media, because if he doesn’t, he’s gonna get replaced by a younger guy fresh out of art school. So you bet your ass he’s gonna listen and pay attention and ask questions whenever his 19-year-old daughter’s talking about DWC, the new game that Blizzard just released, or Hillary Clinton’s pathetic attempts to get the youth vote. 

As you can imagine, everyone in marketing is trying their damned hardest to make sure their content appeals. By this point, they know exactly why content doesn’t appeal, because they’ve analyzed why things do and dont appeal from every possible angle. People literally go to school for this. They attend workshops. 

So if that’s the case, then wtf is happening? 

Why do we get shit like this

spammed all over our feeds? 

Well it’s a bunch of factors, and not all of it is the age of the people making this content. 

See, the internet and social media has actually brought a kind of mini-crisis upon the marketing industry. They have to constantly be appealing to kids these days, or they quickly become irrelevant, uncool. Every day, individual advertisers, and the industry as a whole, has to ask themselves what appeals to this generation, what can they offer that would appeal to the kids these days? 

They’ve got a crisis on their hands right now, because, to put it simply, we all hate advertisements. With a burning passion

And they’ve noticed this, they’ve noticed that internet youth as a whole will go to any possible lengths to avoid ads, that we’ll download extensions, avoid websites, even fucking pay money if it means we won’t have to deal with any goddamn ads, and then when we do see ads, we’ll relentlessly mock them on every possible flaw we can find. 

They had a whole decade to notice their audience’s overwhelmingly negative response to anything that’s trying to sell them shit. They are fully aware how annoying their very existence is to us. 

So right now, what they’re trying to do is make ads that don’t look like ads

The first thing they figured they should do, was that instead of doing banner ads and sidebar ads and video interruptions in your youtube and spotify, they should be doing sponsored posts: write up their ads in post form, put them up on a designated corporate account on a popular social media site, then pay the site to seed those posts on everyone’s feed. There you go. It’s an ad, but it doesn’t look like an ad. Maybe the internet people won’t be as annoyed now, because it’s just a post in their feed, it’s not disrupting their experience in any significant way like other ads do. 

Well, they tried that, and it didn’t work. It didn’t really matter that now it was all in accordance with the natural functions of the site, pretty much all of us could see that this, 

is a fucking ad. That’s a goddamn ad that’s being put on our feeds against our will. Nobody followed fucking Microsoft, why in fuck would we do that? there’s nothing but ads on that account, and who the fuck wants ads? 

So now they have to go back to the drawing board, and figure out another way to make these ads appealing, even though they’re ads and everyone hates ads. 

So the marketing guys noticed how a new meme causes everyone to suddenly gain interest in a new piece of media, and how quickly viral content will spread in general. How, say, all those Doritos and Mountain Dew in MLG montages are basically free advertising, or how the slew of viral videos featuring horse head masks caused the sale of those particular horse head masks to skyrocket, etc etc. 

In the memes, they found a possible solution to this near-impossible conundrum that the industry is trapped in.

Basically, the way to make your ads not look like ads, is to make them look like your average viral content. You have to turn your brand into a meme in order to appeal. 

It was actually probably Denny’s that figured out the formula first, and they’re probably still one of the most successful examples. 

Think about it. Did Denny’s even HAVE to sponsor their posts? Or did we just all willingly reblog them because they were so fuckin weird, and we couldn’t believe a corporation was doing this shit? 

But now here’s the problem, and this is why the ads are failing to appeal, even more than obvious reasons like “they’re all putting existing and outdated memes in their ads, and its really uncreative and out of touch”: 

The problem is there’s no direct interaction with the audience. 

You know how the Denny’s blog answers asks? That’s exactly the sort of thing that’s lacking from all these corporate blogs, that’s why they’re still really obvious adspewers, and thus, why they’re so damn annoying (other than all the piggybacking on outdated memes, ofc). 

Other than Denny’s, I’ve only seen two isolated situations where a corporate blog actually responded to feedback of any kind: 

  1. That one time that a visual novel app actually announced two lesbian love interests in response to someone demanding gay content.
  2. That one time Episode got self-aware and mentioned Tumblr in an ad

The first response garnered actual respect for the app, while Episode’s ad caused everyone to burst into mock panic (which was par for the course, given how their strategy seems to be “become infamous for our wild ads, and maybe someone will be curious to try out our app”). 

Given how most of us will accept ads in the form of “signal boosts” from fellow tumblr users, it’s basically a given that, as a whole, we respond much better once we’re assured there’s an actual genuine person behind the ad, who is sincerely trying to reach out to us. 

So you know, why the fuck do all these marketing blogs, Episode, Battlecamp, Funyuns, Game of War, etc. 

why do they

never

actually

talk to us? 

It’s simple:  

they can’t actually talk to us. 

Corporations have rules, regulations. These advertisers running the marketing accounts aren’t CEOs, they’re not even managers, they’re most likely low-level workers in the midst of the marketing branch of the company, a branch that, for the most part, has to follow the rules of the company, and are under extreme pressure (from company lawyers and the PR department) not to do anything out-of-line. 

Actually responding to asks or reblogs are a huge risk, and the people who command the guys who run these blogs have a bajillion reasons why they don’t want some bloody grunt to go saying whatever the hell they want on the official corporation’s tumblr blog.They could say something off-color and cause a scandal, or they could ruin the company’s professional reputation just by acting like a human being. When they log into that blog, the low-level grunt is supposed to be representing the entire corporation, a body made up of hundreds or thousands of people. You’d better damn well make sure they’re saying the right thing.

Running the official Denny’s blog probably takes a very organized and deliberate effort, along with a hella lot of risk, all to make those weird posts, reply to asks, even to figure out the perfect blend of surrealism and mundanity, while at the same time ensuring their product actually looks appealing. it probably takes a whole team to run that blog, if we’ll be honest. There’s probably 10 mods, who all have to be in close contact with not only each other, but with the boss. The boss has to trust them to not fuck up. It probably took a lot of careful planning and communication in order to figure out a stable system for all that. 

Episode couldn’t make a response to tumblr that wasn’t formatted like one of their usual ads, and they only made their (pseudo) response after a string of increasingly weirder ads convinced them that such a daring move like mentioning tumblr wouldn’t be a total disaster (well, more like convinced them that “total disaster” is something that should actually be their marketing ploy from now on).

Kisses and Curses (the aforementioned paranormal romance app) obviously was planning the female love interests already, and saw in that single comment a good opportunity to officially announce them. They also are most likely a smaller company, probably a single team that’s doing double duty on both content creation and marketing, giving them much less red tape if they wanted to answer a question like “but do the lesbians die,” or model future content after the desires of their target audience. They have a lot more freedom to be human, is what I’m trying to say. 

And while it’s fully possible that something can reach viral status and be beloved as a brand without having to respond directly to their audience, it’s pretty impossible to intentionally pull that sort of thing off, especially when you’re advertising a product or service. That kind of viral fame depends on being unexpected and unexplained, an enigma, really, and as a result, any strategy you find that actually works will only ever work the first time. The second person who tries the same thing will be labeled an obvious copycat.

TL;DR: the field of advertising is struggling to figure out how to adapt to an audience that hates the very existence of ads, and their only strategy is to make their ads less and less ad-like, and make their marketing accounts more like actual users and content creators. 

However, due to the structure and size of the companies themselves, they can’t actually do that. Fully committing to their emulation of content creators would mean they’d have to let the employees who run these blogs freely respond to their audience, and actively communicate with them. That’s a risk that no company is fully willing to take, and thus, all these advertisers are forced to make shitty content bandwagoning off the latest trends, and cross their fingers that someone finds the mess appealing on an ironic level. 

Everyone’s pretty much stuck between a rock and a hard place, and the only way out of the shitty ads is to literally redefine the whole concept of marketing, because we just flat-out hate all ads nowadays, no matter what they are or how they come to us.  

I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!

I feel like I say this a lot, but it’s always true. And who doesn’t want to hear how much they’re loved??

When I made that (sort of whiney) post earlier about being broke and wishing I could buy Cait’s Represent shirt, I really wasn’t fishing for anything. It was more just an open complaint because, well, this is the internet. But the not one, but TWO different people offered to sponsor a shirt for me, I just have to give them a size and color.

I’m blown away. Seriously. Cait is helping fund an amazing organization with a really cool t-shirt and I want so badly to be able to donate for it, but at this point in my life I just can’t. And then I have two people who are kind and generous enough to offer to make a donation for me. I’m seriously blown away with all of your kindness and understanding. This is quickly becoming my #1 fandom. (Though to be honest it might end up having to tie with another fandom or two and happily share the #1 spot.)

So. You guys rock my socks off. I love you all to death!

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Day 6 of #OpenYourHeartInFall is standing backbend.
@aminahtata showed us a beautiful supported version of this! I think using a wall is really helpful with making sure the bend is evenly distributed along the spine. It also helps open up the shoulders nicely! Take it slowly, especially if this pose is new to you. If you feel comfortable, take the bend away from a wall and practice drop backs.
I’ve loved seeing all the beautiful posts from this challenge! Thank you to each of you for inspiring and committing to a daily practice. 🙏🏼
Check in with the other hosts for their tips & different variations: @hannahtaha @yogaluls
Sponsor & sports bra by: @flexilexi_fitness

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Any of my London based followers have a program from Don Juan in Soho?

If so can you check and see if it has any details about the costuming. And/or if there are any advertisements or listed sponsors who are mens clothing companies.  I’m following up on a hunch.

Thank You

(also, I’ll be on vacation over the weekend through next week, so posting will be intermittent. I know you all will be dropping heads-up in my inbox should any exciting DT developments happen during that time, and I’ll try to buckle down sifting through everything once I’m back. Man, it’s like sipping from a firehose right now! So much DT fashion goodness!)

cactuarkitty replied to your post “Fond&Fluff Sunday has already started for me so here I come with my…”

What’s fond&fluff sunday?

Do you know about the No Spoilers Island? It’s my “let’s avoid all spoilers and hold on till MEA is available to us all” Island 

Here is the fanart and flag

And I thought we could have mini events leading to MEA

today would be Fond & Fluff Sunday

We could share all the FOND we have for the trilogy, the characters, the pairings we like. We can post headcanons, fics or fic recs, edits, etc. I know I’ll post a lot of headcanons and talk about how much I love Mass Effect (so different then every day :D) so join me maybe

Fond & Fluff Sunday is sponsored by Abby

tag is #fandfsunday :)