now i have to censor myself

My final words on the Lauren Zuke drama

I’m already starting to see “go die” comments directed at Lauren, tagged ship hate, etc. so I felt this to be necessary.

Real life person > fictional characters and ships

All she said was “I don’t speak for my coworkers, but this is what I intended. Ship whatever you want”. That’s it.

I am an animator, myself. I can tell you all, right now: Storyboards, and everything else on a show, have to get approval. Not just by people working on the show, but by producers, censors, etc. The lapidot and amedot stuff did not get slipped in “unnoticed”. The rest of the crewniverse knew, and animated it, and sent it to air.

Also, Zuke isn’t the only person to draw Amedot/Lapidot.

If there’s lapidot or amedot hints in future non-Zuke episodes, are y’all still going to send her death threats? Call her names? If you want to analyze a show on your own blog, go for it. But once you start dragging in real life people, insulting them, telling them to “go die”, you need to take a step back and calm the hell down. And tagging your ship hate has always been stupid, regardless of fandom.

If you value fictional characters over real life people, unfollow me.

someone was talking about miracles the other day, and my mind somehow drifted back to gamzee makara.
um?? what year is this, 2012??

“You have to decide where’s your place as a songwriter. I hate limiting myself, and I hate censoring myself, but every now and then, I’ll write a line and be like,’Oh no, I can’t do that.’”

- Halsey via Complex

american--brightside  asked:

LESLIE WHAT HAPPENED

A SHITTON OF MY COWORKERS KNOW MY SOCIAL MEDIA AND ALWAYS OVER ANALYZE EVERYTHING I POST AND ASK ME ABOUT IT AND MENTION IT AT WORK AND I JUST WANT MY INTERNET LIFE AND REAL LIFE TO BE SEPARATE AND I HAVE TO CENSOR MYSELF EVERY DAY NOW CUZ THEY REFERENCE EVERYTHING I POST I HAVE NO SAFE PLACES ANYWHERE ANYMORE AND NOW IM SUPER ANXIOUS BEFORE WORK 

Hey to be honest, I support the term Queer and refer to myself as such because it’s what i feel most comfortable identifying myself as sexually. I understand people not being comfortable with that word for personal reasons but on the off chance I mention it or discuss it in the future, I’m going to tell you now I’m not going to censor myself or my identity. 

humanxglitch  asked:

hi alice! have an Unwarranted Confession from me: i have had this problem with fictional writing for about 2 or 3 years now where i find it literally impossible to put words on a page. i just get really embarrassed that it's going to come out horrible so i self-censor myself. but recently i've started writing a Thing and I've written a grand total of about 700 words!! which is not a lot but it's a really big deal for me (1/2)

because i haven’t written more than 100 words in years. i think it’s you and this blog that’s helped me get back to writing if only a little bit so here’s a cringey ‘Thank You, Inspiring Person’ from me (2/2)

aaahhhh this is so awesome, you’re doing so well!!! i’m so so happy for you, you should be really proud of yourself! keep at it and best of luck!!!! <3

It’s been a weird journey. Every song I write is autobiographical and is about people, and that’s one of the things that gets complicated. You have to decide where’s your place as a songwriter. I hate limiting myself, and I hate censoring myself, but every now and then, I’ll write a line and be like, ‘Oh no, I can’t do that.’”

So I’ve decided that the Korrasami development in Legend of Korra wasn’t handled very well. Now before everyone gets out their pitchforks and torches, let me explain myself. Considering the Korrasami is a gay couple on a kid’s show and how much censoring Nickelodeon put on it, the development was okay. Not good, but just okay. So I’ve been thinking for a while now what could have been done to develop Korrasami in a way that is natural and romantic and not sudden, so I decided to make a list of the things I would add or change to Legend of Korra.

  • First off, I think Asami was wasted potential for a really good character. The only sort of development she gets is the relationship with her father. Is Asami like Batman? Anyways, just more development for Asami would have been nice.
  •  Seasons 1 and 2 of LoK were fine as they were. Mostly. I think it would have been better to Make Masami in season 2 less romantic, but other than that, I think it was just fine as it is, romantically speaking. It was fairly important that Korra and Asami meet as rivals, or at least not as close friends, so that there could be room for more development later on.
  •  Alright, now for the first change. In season 3, Korra and Asami get to chat with each other in the car which is already pretty awesome for some development between the two. I think it would have been cute to have Asami correct Korra on her use of the word “girlfriend” and both of them blushing while Korra corrects herself.
  •  The scene right after the car ride has Korra trying to remove the vines. I find it strange that Korra comes up with an idea for removing the vines while with Asami, and in the next scene Asami disappears. Asami should be there while Korra tries to spirit bend, and when things go wrong, Korra should rescue Asami from the falling stuff.
  •  Episode 5, where Team Avatar goes to Zaofu. Maybe some more Korrasami “hanging out?”
  •  Episode 8, Zaheer tries to kidnap Korra. What if Asami was the one who sees Korra being captured? That would be cool.
  •  Episode 11, Mako gives Korra a kiss on the cheek, which is fine, I guess. I suppose.
  •  Episode 12, Korra considers giving herself up to Zaheer for the Airbenders. Asami says to her “You can’t expect us to just sit by and let Zaheer take you.” This line was delivered dully. Maybe a bit more frustration, or a little more desperation? Asami should be more freaked out at the idea of losing Korra.
  •  This is really nitpicky, but when Korra says goodbye to team Avatar, the last person she should have hugged was Asami. That probably would have had more of an impact. Throw in some final goodbyes like “I’m really glad we became friends” and the other replies “See you soon… Girlfriend” except obviously something better than that.
  •  Episode 13, after Korra’s battle with Zaheer, Korra almost dies in the arms of her father, while Asami stands to the side. Why not have Korra almost die in Asami’s arms? The scene still would have been emotional and could have revealed how Asami felt about Korra, if done right. Throw in some sappy “Don’t go, I need you” and you’ve got some very obvious romance with a very definite end game.

Aaaand on to season 4. This season had many problems besides a lack of romantically charged Korrasami, but for now I’ll just add to what could have been done for just Korrasami.

  •  In general, I think Korra should have been shown to be thinking a LOT about Asami. Maybe while undergoing therapy with Katara, Katara could have said something like “Think about all the people who love you and want you to get better” and IMMEDIATELY the first person Korra thinks about is Asami. That would have been cute. And yes, I think that Korra sending a letter only to Asami was pretty huge.
  •  The one thing I believe was done right was how they showed how much Asami missed Korra. Good job.
  •  Once again, Asami really should have gotten more development, but instead we only concentrate on her relationship with her father. What if we got a shot of her in her office working on stuff and she looks over at a framed picture of Korra and has a little, sad smile? Hoooly crappers, I would love that.
  •  Moving on to the finale. Before Korra goes to battle against Kuvira, Asami should have said some words with Korra, like about romantic stuff.

And I think that’s it. The last 2 minutes are just fine, but not if that’s the only bit of hints of romance in the whole series.
Anyways, let me know what you guys think!

Predicitions...

Attention Idiots: If you see this post in the WestAllen tag, then I have a special message for you. What you’re looking at right now is not the WestAllen tag, it’s the results of a search menu. While you guys certainly own the WestAllen tag, you don’t own the WestAllen search results, and I have no desire to censor myself simply because you don’t know or care about the difference between a tag and search.

I have not tagged WestAllen in the tags bar below. I always get more than a few idiots telling me to stay out of the tag when I’m not in their tag.

I see a lot of potential scenarios happening in the future, many of them with predictable results. I’d like to go over them.

  • WestAllen Breakup

I’m sorry, but anyone who doesn’t believe this is going to happen is an idiot. The first attempt for a ship NEVER works on the CW. Now don’t get me wrong, the reason for that breakup will be beyond stupid, another CW tradition, but they will breakup. It’s a guarantee. It’s going to happen. I don’t need to be a time traveler to know that, it’s just basic pattern recognition.

The result of this is so predicable you can practically envision it happening right now, and it will be accurate in the future. People who are not delusional and know the network they’re watching won’t be happy about it, but they’ll be reasonable.

The others will go batshit insane and play the race card. This is a surprise to absolutely no one, those people say something is racist with every other sentence. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting better at tuning them out. Or just laughing at them.

Those people will be far louder if the next thing happens though…

  • Snowbarry Happening

I’m a pretty hardcore Snowbarry shipper, and I want to be honest with you guys for a moment: There is no guarantee they will happen.

I personally like that. They’re not the safe bet. WestAllen is a safe bet, and that’s so incredibly boring. However, I do believe the chances of them happening are higher than not. It would be stupid for the show not to explore it and see what happens. The CW does “what if” relationships all of the time, so it’s not unheard of.

It will likely happen a while after the WestAllen relationship ends. I’m predicting around mid season 4, because it’s unlikely WestAllen will last beyond season 3. Impossible? No. If it extends into season 4, they’ll be broken up my mid season, no doubt in my mind.

This is a slow burn ship everyone, and we’re only done with the second season. If you wanted Snowbarry to happen quickly, then you picked the wrong ship. ;)

I can understand them being reluctant to pull the trigger on this one. The racism accusers in the WestAllen fandom mostly just make me laugh, but even I’m a little worried about what will happen if Barry and Caitlin start seeing each other after the WestAllen breakup. That’s going to be…interesting.

May God have mercy on our souls…

  • WestAllen Back Together

This one is a little trickier, but I’d still say there’s a high probability of it happening. A very popular CW trope is to put a couple together, keep them together for up to a full season, but more than likely a little more than half a season, then break them up for some ridiculously stupid reason that could have been avoided, have them date other people for a time, and then throw them back together again.

It’s like clockwork. It’s the oldest play in the CW playbook. It happens on almost every network, but the CW basically swears by it. The thing that makes it tricky is it’s source material. Iris doesn’t always survive, WestAllen doesn’t always get together, there’s dimension hopping all of the damn time.

So could WestAllen get back together after a breakup? Yes. Could it be over permanently? Less likely, but yes. The uncomfortable reality that many WestAllen shippers like to ignore is that in some realities they get together and stay together, while in some they most certainly do not.

This could be a reality where they end up together, or it could be one where they don’t. Both have happened in the comics, and both are canon.

Which, again, puts the writers in an unfortunate position because of the racism accusers. Can you imagine how they’ll react if Iris dies? Can you imagine how they’ll react if the series doesn’t end with the two of them together? I don’t envy the writers of this show.

  • Conclusion

For the time being, the rage induced backlash gives Iris some serious plot armor. The comics don’t get her any armor at all because she’s died in them before.

But in my opinion, that plot armor doesn’t extend to the ship itself. The CW has a loooooong history of the writers of their shows not giving a fuck about your anger over their decisions.

Olicity is a huge draw for Arrow, and they still, at least temporarily, sank that ship the season after putting them together. They permanently sank at least two other ships.

Steroline shippers waited half a decade to see their ship together, and within that same season Caroline got magically pregnant with another man’s children, Steroline broke up and started seeing other people, one of them got engaged, only for things to turn around in the finale.

The Originals permanently and almost entirely killed off every single ship they had. Legends of Tomorrow sank like three ships in it’s first season. The Flash itself played battleship with most of their relationships and no one came out of that without sinking or taking heavy fire.

And their response to the backlash from all of that? General apathy. So while in this situation, Iris certainly has some plot armor, but WestAllen does NOT. To be fair, Snowbarry doesn’t have any plot armor at all, and neither does Caitlin.

The fact that there are WestAllen shippers out there who actually believe their ship will be the only one to not suffer through a ridiculously stupid plot that breaks them up is kind of hilarious, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s going to happen.

WestAllen will break up, and when that happens the door will be wide open for Snowbarry. It will be up to the writers to decide whether or not they’ll go through with it. And as I mentioned above, may God have mercy on their souls if they do, because the response from the WestAllen fandom is going to require a bomb shelter.

Built by Vault-Tec…

Every song I write is autobiographical and is about people, and that’s one of the things that gets complicated. You have to decide where’s your place as a songwriter. I hate limiting myself, and I hate censoring myself, but every now and then, I’ll write a line and be like, “Oh no, I can’t do that.” But, I pushed it a little far with that with Badlands. I really did. I really pushed it. Room 93 was a little more anonymous. I sent a song to someone last night and was like, “This song’s about you.” That’s never something I would’ve have done with Room 93.”

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It’s been a weird journey. Every song I write is autobiographical and is about people, and that’s one of the things that gets complicated. You have to decide where’s your place as a songwriter. I hate limiting myself, and I hate censoring myself, but every now and then, I’ll write a line and be like, “Oh no, I can’t do that.” But, I pushed it a little far with that with Badlands. I really did. I really pushed it.

It’s been a weird journey. Every song I write is autobiographical and is about people, and that’s one of the things that gets complicated. You have to decide where’s your place as a songwriter. I hate limiting myself, and I hate censoring myself, but every now and then, I’ll write a line and be like, “Oh no, I can’t do that.” But, I pushed it a little far with that with Badlands. I really did. I really pushed it.