not my photo but my post i think idk mine sort of

anonymous asked:

I'm too shy to come out of anonymous... but how did you start your studyblr?? It looks so professional!

hey anon! dw, jo here has got your back! B )
     (& don’t be shy, anon! feel free message me or de-anon and tell me to answer privately if you have any questions or just want to talk!)

onto your question, personally, I kind of tripped into the studyblr community one day and simply put, fell in love. So I decided to start my own studyblr as means to motivate myself, but only started working on it about three weeks ish ago? anddd the rest, they say, is history.

WARNING: A LONG POST BC JO TENDS TO GO OVERBOARD (and i probably forgot something even tho there’s this huge post but whatever oops)

but hey! i’m sure my blabbering wasn’t quite what you’re looking for, so
here’s what I’d recommend if you’re looking to start or spice up your studyblr!!

  1. find a nice theme: I find that if you can find nice, clean, simplistic (but cute and aesthetically pleasing) themes, you’re well onto your way to becoming a v nice studyblr. but still, you don’t need a theme to be a good studyblr!
    here are a few blogs that make really nice themes you can look at!
    1. shythemes - is where I got my theme. Shythemes has very simplistic, clean type themes that I really like. These themes look crisp and neat and a sort of minimalist feel.
    2. ciralismthemes - has a cute, magazine/website layout (??) type theme. Cute and clean type of theme, ciralismthemes almost seems to build a little personalized "theme” within a blog. lots of choices, each theme different and unique.
    3. micaelis - has cute, tidy themes. ‘Mediocre’ is the theme that some studyblrs seem to favor, is compact and has lots of options and things, has other themes anime-related.
    4. zenthemes - zenthemes has clean, neat, minimalist themes. loads of options, all free. take a look around and choose as you like!
    5. tumblr’s themes - tumblr has loads of free themes all ready to go, you can pick and choose whichever theme you think you like!
  2. customized backgrounds/icons: let me say this first. you do not need to have all these “pretty, cute, aesthetic, personalized items” to be a great and amazing studyblr. you don’t. but I do suppose that it makes your blog look better strictly-aesthetic wise? I’m not saying you need perfect themes and great everythings to be a good studyblr, but this is something that people seem to like, if you get what I mean.
    but here are a few things you can do
    1. on your desktop - you can do a few things with your desktop theme and stuff
      1. find nice background wallpaper - choose a wallpaper! i don’t recommend complicated backgrounds or pictures as your wallpaper, because it can make your blog look messy and hard to look at. instead, choose pastel colors or solid colors with a simple pattern (like with gridded lines or dashed lines, maybe). 
        you can also put random things on your wallpaper to customize it. I put a border with my url on it, but you can do a lot more, like add pictures of people, flower petals, stars, anything! to do that, you can use photoshop (software) or picmonkey, etc. (online photo editors) to edit.
        the usual size for wallpaper is 1920 x 1080 btw!
      2. don’t clutter - make sure your blog doesn’t look to cluttered, i guess? remember KISS (keep it simple, stupid).
    2. on mobile - just like desktop view, you can pretty up your mobile look
      1. make a header - you can either make your own personalized header (like I did for my mobile theme) that fits with your desktop (or doesn’t) or you can put nice, pretty pictures as your header.
    3. make an icon - icons are like, super important. to me, at least. so try and make or find a good icon!
      1. letter/url icon - you can make an icon by putting the initials of your url or your entire url into the icon and setting a (most often pastel) solid color as the bg. it’s pretty popular and what my icon is. you can also add things that represent your url to the icon.
      2. photo icon - set a nice photo as your icon. i don’t think there’s much to say about this type of icon.
      3. selfieeeee - you can set yourself as your icon! only if you want to though (though i’m 100% you’re super handsome/pretty, i know it ;) )
  3. URL making - you can make up anything for your url!
    1. i’d recommend you add something related to studying or academics so that people know that you’re a studyblr, but you don’t have to!
    2. most often, people find good urls by either doing
      1. favorite object/thing/color/anything + study/studies or
      2. studywith + name
      3. name + studies/studying 
  4. Original Content - make original posts! here’s the thing, i’ll be honest with you. if you have good lighting, nice notes, nice filters, etc., your stuff is more likely to get noticed. but they don’t have to be. the only step is that you post stuff! don’t be discouraged if you don’t get a lot of notes because you aren’t defined by notes. just post photos (if you need motivation, try doing the 100 days of productivity challenge), make your own masterposts, write about things, make a advice/tip list, etc. do anything! 
  5. Signal Boost - related to original content! when you make your own posts or whatever, you can tag people! put their urls or whatever tag they track in your tags because then studyblrs will see your posts! the studyblr community is a great and friendly place, we won’t ignore you or your posts (promise) unless we don’t see it on accident! people do it, and if you don’t feel comfortable tagging studyblrs you look up to or just studyblrs in general, tag me! i’ll def reblog and boost your stuff, so feel free to tag me (and it’s ok to tag other studyblrs in your posts, honestly!) and if you have any mutuals, tag them too!
  6. Intro Post - oh gosh, the intro post is like, the most important thing ever. you should make an introduction post, introducing yourself to the community! in general, the formula for an intro post is your name, age, what you’re interested in, etc. etc. and tagging studyblrs that have inspired you or helped you make a studyblr. It took me a month to get around to this, but ohhh boy, can I tell you what a difference it made. It’s important to show yourself to the community, so do this!!
  7. Get Talking & Be Nice - not like you aren’t nice, but be friendly and outgoing and nice and kind to people in general and you’re gonna get far in both the studyblr community and in real life. and you should talk to people! reach out! find new studyblrs or talk to studyblrs that you look up to, etc and message them / send them an ask (like you did me!) this gets you far, youngun, trust me <3
    1. Communities - also, you can join communities and other study groups to get connected. 
  8. Reblog - reblog posts and stuff that you like and you’ll get nice content filling up your blog in no time. also, the queue is your best friend if you’re pressed for time. 
  9. Extra things - extra things idk where to put
    1. nice things - you can buy nice things to treat yourself. buy stationery, paper, just nice things to treat yoself. they look really nice btw and yes just do it. 
      1. stores -  you can buy things at stores like muji, kikki.k, tokyo pen shop
      2. brands- that are really nice include pilot, uniball, sharpie, copic markers, etc
    2. apps/extensions - apps and stuff people use
      1. Focus Now/Forest - keeps you on focus by having you put your phone away. you either kill or grow a tree for a certain time you don’t use your phone. (extension for chrome: Forest)
      2. Leoh - chrome extension that opens on a new tab. includes to do list, time, goal for the day, news, weather, etc.
      3. Momentum - the typical studyblr extension, gives time and sets goal for the day
      4. Lanes.io - alternative to Momentum, gives time, has a built-in pomodoro timer, and a lot of lists and stuff to keep track of things.
      5. Flashcards+ - helps you study by opening a new tab and having you do flashcards.
      6. OneTab - a super lifesaver. Onetab collects all the tabs you might’ve had open and saves it so you can go right back to here you were last time if you need to close your laptop, etc.
      7. Pomodoro Timer - sets a 25 min timer to have you do things and keep you on track, etc. 
    3. Bullet Journal - keep a bullet journal! A bullet journal is a sort of to do list, note, journal, and everything else mashed into one. Lots of studyblrs and other people use bujos. You can search reach the official bullet journal website or look on tumblr to see more about bujos. 
  10. I don’t know what else, but if you have any more questions or if I didn’t answer your question properly, contact me again, anon! (If you were referring to my wallpaper and icon looking professional, I made them myself and you should contact me if you’re looking for stuff like that!) 

Other (great and quite possibly better than my hastily written answer) New Studyblr Posts:

also, some great studyblrs you should follow just to get you on your feet, etc: 
@standardunistudent @succulentstudy @hope-studies @studyign @studybuzz @studyblr-bri @haleystudies @hayley-studies @academla @sirenastudies @studylikeslytherin @studytildawn @elkstudies @studycxlture @study-well @studylou @katsdesk @studyvet @the-brightest-witch-studies @studyandblacktea @green-tea-and-studying @emmastudies @milkystudies +  hella lotta more lovely people

i hope this helped, anon! feel free to come and talk to me whenever xoxo

-jo

Potential Hiatus Sort Of

I’m like way too busy/ too lazy/ too out of new outfits to keep doing new photo sets at the moment. I might still post some old stuff here and there and I might try some new things if I get inspiration and time but for a few weeks (probably maximum of a month) I might just not be posting a lot of photos. 

I think I might try and do some text posts instead. I definitely have lots to say about how my journey is going, and my thoughts on my gender and gender as a wider concept. Idk, hopefully boring text posts from a confused lazy writer girl are actually all you wanted in life. 

I am literally always open to suggestions and feedback. In my last post I kinda seemed a bit snappy at that person who said my dress could use an iron but like really constructive criticism like that is invaluable for me. I don’t know what I am doing at all and if anyone thinks I could be doing better I want to know how. I love getting anons and messages and I do take submissions too so if you ever want to hit me up in any way please do. I live for the attention that I get from this blog haha haha ha (I’m not even kidding tho). 

So yeah that’s the update. Watch now as I completely go back on my word after I take 100 selfies and upload 5 photo sets tomorrow because I couldn’t help myself. 

P.S. I really do want to get to all those poems I owe people one day but at the moment with work and uni my creativity is kind of dead. Hopefully it comes back soon. 

PART 2 (?) of me theory

UGHU anyways check out “part 1″ before reading this

and also this other important “theory” i made when shownu’s oath came out

Ok so the thing that bothered me MOST was the fact that the whole MV was centered around that ONE PURPLE FLOWER.

EVEN THOUGH IN THE OATHS THERE WERE THREE, THREE DIFFERENT FLOWERS (purple one included):

Keep reading

Reposted Art and You: A Guide for the Rest of The Fandom

AKA “How the hell can I tell if artwork is stolen and what do I do?”

THE SEQUEL TO MY CONSENT POST


I’m just a grumpy dubber who doesn’t like to see people getting credit for work that isn’t their own. Every day, or just about, I prowl youtube for stolen artwork. I think my record of reposts reported to artists in one night is 15 or 16. If you’re one of the people I’ve spoken to in the past, again, you’re very welcome. :)

But there’s a lot of stolen stuff out there and there are more sites than just youtube. I can’t do everything here, people. Work with me.

If you’re reading this and you’re someone who’s had a video of artwork you posted taken down, HELLO! I might just be the little bitch who snitched on you.

This is tailored towards the Miraculous Ladybug fandom but it applies EVERYWHERE. ALL FANDOMS.


Reposters….*hisss*

If it’s not on tumblr or deviatart, you should assume it’s reposted. The only exception I know of this is the user on instagram who made ML photo edits - but they now have a tumblr account anyway.  If it’s on: youtube, weheartit (FUCK this website), pintrest, instagram, anywhere else, 9/10 times it’s been reposted.

Keep in mind that not all reposters are inherently thieves. Technically speaking, as a dubber, I’m a reposter. (cue dramatic gasps)  However, when I repost, it’s done with the artist’s full conset and proper credit is given in the description, along with indication that I am doing so with permission. So, yes, I am technically a reposter, but I am not a thief. And there are a number of others like me. We are benevolent and we’re just doing what we love and supporting the artist. 

Then you got these other douchewaffles who are reposters and thieves. These are the people who do NOT have permission to repost OR reposted w/o following the conditions set by the artist. By not adhering to the rules set by the artist, you are in violation of the agreement/contract and, therefore, guilty. 

Do not let them get away with it.

Some artists are chill with talking to the people and getting them to put proper credit and that’s that. Cool, dude. Resolved peacefully and the artist can get more exposure - assuming people on youtube are smart enough to read the fucking description and, uh, as a dubber, I know for a fact we’ve got some real gems over on youtube. >_>    HOPEFULLY, the poster has learned their lesson.

Some artists don’t even fucking care and straight up flag that shit. …Personally, I agree with this one more. That person didn’t have the fucking courtesy to even ASK YOU. Why should they be allowed to reap the benefits of your hard work?  Flag it. Report them.


Is it stolen?

If it’s on instagram, pintrest, weheartit– assume it’s stolen. I know this is a generalization but it’s one that is well-supported.

If you see a video of artwork/a comic on youtube that:

  • been made with a video editor that’s left a watermark on it
  • Has no credit  or something like “Art is not mine!” “Credit to the artist” “found on x website!”  or, lol, has the artist name but no link to their tumblr
  • Has really bad audio quality if it’s a dub
  • Has a name like “Miraculous Ladybug Comic #”
  • Has a watermark visible on the image that is not theirs
  • Is by tumblr user sapphireluna
  • Part of a large picspam

YEAAAHHH THAT SHIT IS PROBABLY STOLEN.


Oh crap I think this is stolen. What do I do?!

TELL THE ARTIST IMMEDIATELY. Give them a link to the stolen artwork or video. If they have their messages and askbox set to private or off, make a tumblr post and tag them if you must. Just make sure they see it.

If you do not recognize the artist and there is no watermark or legible signature, take a screenshot of the video or if it’s a picture download it, and run it through google’s reverse image search. Tumblr and deviantart are likely to be the locations of the artist. OR, shit, send it to me and I can try to find them.

If you’re nervous to contact the artist….don’t be. You’re helping them. Artists, if someone comes to you with a link to a stolen video or image post, thank them. Even if it’s the third time you’ve heard about it, you know they’re just trying to help you.

Also, like caprette said, call them out in the comments. LET PEOPLE WHO SCROLL DOWN TO LEAVE A NICE COMMENT KNOW THIS ARTWORK IS STOLEN. GIVE IT A THUMBS DOWN IF IT’S YOUTUBE.

Do not bully the person, do not harass them, but make a fuss! I don’t recommend it but you’re going to drag them, be smart about it. Yes, I know, cussing and yelling is easy–LOL I don’t think there’s anyone who’s followed me for at least a month who hasn’t seen me go to town on someone–but the best smackdowns also include logic and reason.

NOTE: REPOSTERS AREN’T ALWAYS CAUGHT IMMEDIATELY. SOME HAVE BEEN UP FOR MONTHS AND HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VIEWS. IF IT ISN’T CREDITED OR FITS THE PARAMETERS ABOVE, CONSIDER IT STOLEN UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE.


What about dubs?

Many dubs are not on the level. No matter how well put together they may seem. Some of the well known dubbers steal. Yes, that’s right. Your favorite dubber might just have stolen that artwork. 

How do I know? Well, see, between being an active member of the fandom, a dubber, and finding stolen artwork, I’ve gotten the chance to talk to and befriend a lot of artists throughout the fandom. I know who people have problems with. Or, HAH, in one case, I found one of their dubs using my girl piikopoko’s music. (That music box theme song, y’all? It’s hers. Use it without permission and you’re stealing. I will fight you.)

On that note: philsterman01, kujirashonen, and neitheram are on the level. I know they always ask and they got some good dubs. There are other dubbers who I’ve heard get consent but I just don’t know them well enough to vouch for them.

And there are dubbers who I wouldn’t vouch for period. (…Unless, idk, someone offers me a million dollars, then I might.) As much as I’d like to, I’m not going to call anyone out here. This isn’t that kind of post. But I know who you are and you know who you are and you should be ashamed.


In summary: keep and eye out and speak up! Reposters of the rotten sort are everywhere and artists cannot be. If you see something, SAY SOMETHING. My salty ass will keep on prowling youtube every day but Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, help me.

anonymous asked:

I wonder why no one really took tops recent ig updates seriously??? Like the man was crying and people mostly paid attention over how hot he looked??? Idk it's probably none of my business but I can't help but feel concerned about him.

Hey hun. I posted your confessions. Although this is rarely done I will respond to this and have convo, cause I agree with you 100%

It’s extremely sad nobody took it seriously and people need to start taking it seriously. I saw many fans comment telling him not to cry, asked why he was crying, telling him they love him and not to cry. There is always a possibility that he may been crying out of happiness or drunkenness, but knowing Seunghyun’s mental state, way of thinking and personality-I’d say he was drunk and truly crying out of sadness. I am surprised he hasn’t deleted the photos yet since he is notorious for doing that. I hope nobody takes what I’m about to say to literal at face value without thinking deeper about it, or in a bad way, but I believe Seunghyun has a mental illness. Depression, bi-polar depression, anxiety, etc.

He may even suffer from a deeper issue that we or himself is not even aware of. I truly believe this and I am not saying it as a stigma or to clump it up. It is a very serious thing and we must respect as well as support those who are struggling mentally/emotionally. Seunghyun is not completely sound or put together on an emotional scale.I truly believe in his developmental stages or near/before he reached teen years he experienced unsettling trauma or seen things he didn’t want to see. (Top actually said this himself once, it was something like he has seen things he doesn’t want to see or seen things a person shouldn’t have seen.). We don’t know if top father is hidden cause of his military status, dead, divorced from the mom or what., But I have a hunch that maybe his father and mom broke up or maybe abuse has taken place within his home


. It’s a bold assumption but something had to have taken place and transpired over the years. He is a lonely empty person and has said this many times over the years. This is a man who says he will sit alone at home for hours staring at himself in the mirror while drinking wine. Also the fact he hates being touched so much, I truly believe it goes beyond his weight and self esteem issues. It’s not wrong at all. But for someone to be that highly sensitive and disapproving of the slightest touch tells me lots of underlying and unresolved issues have manifested into something that bothers him.  I truly wish someone would hold his hand and tell him he is loved and so cared for. He exhibits and even admits to having many issues. I remember going to his insta one day (as I always do LOL) and saw a drawing that disturbed me.

choi_seung_hyun_tttopMy initial sketch for #TTTOP.
#TeppeiKaneuji turned it into “Avalanche #1“ 

I had to view the drawing from a non bias, literally rational as well as open emotional view, I had to view this as if I didn’t know who he was and just judge the drawing itself. I could see lots of pain, torment, loneliness and confusion within the form of the drawing. Then penmanship, the strokes and erratic pattern of it all just spelled trouble for me. It was such a far cry from how he use to draw. During bigbang tv long ago he drew a heart and elephant once and it was so tranquil compared to the drawing. I noticed the styling is somewhat common among korean drawing of that scale, but it scared me when I first saw it. I remember showing it to a good friend of mine and she said that he needs help as well as a lot is going on with him.

I know it turned out to be this, since that drawing was a practice sketch for the model, but still, it disturbed me. The styling of the way he sketched reminded me of how JYJ’s Park Yoochun sketched those bathroom things long ago, the pictures that surfaced during his scandal about the rape and all. It is not the same by any means and can’t be compared since Yoochun’s situation was completely different, but study both the stylings of it and its sort of a similar style.The main differience is that Yoochuns is more legible to a sense and more neatly drawn out a bit. Top’s is mostly scribble, but certain aspects are the same.

 Overall I truly believe Seunghyun is just very damaged emotionally, somewhat mentally and he may be tired on the inside. Not physically tired but just tired. Like his soul is tried. He is a very unique and sensitive person. I believe Seunghyun is one of those people like Michael Jackson, who are immensely talented and only come around once in a life time. I mention MJ cause MJ had many mental issues and if you pay attention to the overall behavior and joyful playfulness both MJ and TOP share, there are major similarities. They also share a penchant of finding emotional relief and comfort in intimate objects. People have said TOP may have a sexual attraction to objects which could be very true (not matter how absurd this sounds there is such a thing as attraction or sexual arousal from chairs. Although I believe even if that’s true top sees chairs and objects as his sanctuary and emotionally uplifting).   So fame and the business can make things worse. But I love that despite being so hurt TOP has such a great joy when he shows it, but sometimes I feel he has  alot of pain. He is a kid at heart and this may be a protective shield at preserving some sanity he has left. Same with MJ.

This has been my detailed analysis :)

anonymous asked:

hi! i'm new to this fandom and i am wondering is there like a sort of masterpost? xx

TRONNOR MASTERPOST

This is chronological.

San Francisco vlogs- Troye, Tyler, Connor and Troye’s brother Steele went to San Franscisco to visit Twitter headquarters. (xxx , xxx)

Playlist Live- Tyler’s vlogs of playlist live have some tronnor/tronler (it’s on youtube.com/extratyler)

 Italy Trip- you may know all the British boys + Tyler+ Connor + Troye toured Italy (xxx) This specific vlog is where Louis filmed them traveling together, going to bed together (same room), and filming a vine.

(There’s also one with a cute moment with them under a umbrella but idk where that one is and it’s a really short moment. The thing about that was how Connor tweeted this: xxx ).

4th of July - Marcus + Niomi + Connor + Troye had a couples’ day out (xxx)

Troye in LA - Then Connor and Troye spent most of September together and a little of August. I looked, but there’s really no tweets or pictures to direct you too. They were almost silent about interacting, except they were constantly out and about together and fans kept finding them shopping alone. They went to the Streamy’s and DWTS together (xxx) but we wouldn’t have known if Ricky, Beth, or DWTS hadn’t posted pictures. Connor was in the background of the Troyler Auguest videos. They spent Connor’s birthday together (we think?).

SYDNEY (NOW) - Then they were supposed to be apart for the next 5 months until playlist and Connor’s tweets and instagram photos were clearly sad (quotes about loneliness and black and white filters. Honestly he’s such a hipster) BUT CONNOR TOOK A SURPRISE (AT LEAST IT WAS A SURPRISE TO US) 14 HOUR FLIGHT TO SYDNEY (CAN YOU TELL IM STILL NOT OVER IT) and here’s my post summarizing the highlights (xxx) or you can stalk their twitters.

But basically Connor met Troye’s family and since then they’ve been inseparable to the point that Connor waited with Troye’s family while Troye had a meet and greet with Bethany. And we have no idea why the silence has ended.

I hope this was enough. If you see references to “I cherish you” that’s because of this (xxx)  or “the best person I know” (xxx) . Also there’s Marcus’ collab with Connor where Connor’s gazes and laughs at Troye can break your heart (xxx).

I honestly think that’s a good summary.

If you’re hooked, here’s fanfiction I can recommend.

Chaptered:

Our Eyes Meet- My amazing friend Lauren wrote this

Peaceful Heartbeats – I read the entirety of peaceful heartbeats in one night

3 Songs For Connor - this is mine and it’s still in progress

One shots:

Honestly anything by

troyesfranta

ships-and-things

happylittleconnor

(and I’m sorry for not including more fanfiction writers. It’s literally because I don’t know you’re there. Feel free to enlighten me. We need more writers)