okay i was going to tag everyone's tumblrs but i don't know them all

anonymous asked:

You said you met Michael Lee Brown twice, how cool! Details?

Yes!! I did meet him!! He’s just….incredible. Like… Okay, here are the details. LONG BUT FULFILLING STORY TIME!!!

SO! I first met him when I saw the show in January. It was his first performance in the show on Broadway and he was filling in for Will Roland as Jared Kleinman (and he was RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING). After the show, I stagedoored. There were only about twenty other people–I mean it was literally a single row deep around those little fences–who waited out for the cast (again, I’ll remind y’all that this was in January. Before the cast album. Before the Tonys. Before any major press, really) so it was pretty barren and the entire cast–except for Rachel Bay Jones, who had to leave early to help her daughter with something, we were told–came out and actually had the time and space to have in-depth conversations and take pictures with everyone out there. I’M STILL FKING YELLING ABOUT THIS YALL AND IM NEVER GONNA STOP but I’m trying to keep it together deep breaths. 

So! Michael Lee Brown came out and we all applauded for him (he had also gotten a special round of applause after the show ended because he deserved it) and he was just so sweet and humble. I got a picture with him (which I printed out and is currently hanging up in my room because it’s SO COOL KEEP IT TOGETHER) and talked a little bit. Mainly I just rambled on and on about how much I loved the musical while trying not to cry again and he thanked me about four hundred times (!!!!!!!!). BUT THEN! but then.

I went back home and completely fell in love with the show, back when there was only one fic for it one AO3, which I wrote, and the DEH tag on Tumblr was comprised of 3 posts. And I wrote him a letter, which said thank you about four hundred times as well, and sent him a little picture that I drew. 

Then, I was incredibly lucky enough to see the show again in April (how???? that’s a whole different story and I don’t think I have the time or space here I’m still). And during intermission, I don’t know if they do this anymore, but Michael and Colton Ryan were hanging out in the audience; I think they were watching the show too. And I saw them and freaked the fck out and was just like That’s Them That’s Them That’s Them, because at this point I was beyond into this show and it was all so much more intimidating.

And I wasn’t going to bother them, because I was really really nervous about being annoying, like maybe they didn’t want to talk to anyone or whatever. Honestly, they blended in completely with the audience and no one else seemed to notice them. BUT THEN! This one girl, wearing a DEH t-shirt, came up to Colton and very very politely asked for his autograph. He smiled and agreed and signed her Playbill and started to talk to her, like, oh, have you seen the show before, what do you think etc. etc. etc.

So, I figured, that if she could do it, so could I, anxiety be damned!!!! ANXIETY BE DAMNED!!! So, I thought, I’ll just do the exact same thing she did and not be annoying because if I didn’t I would regret it forever and ever and ever and ever. SO! I went up to him and was like, “Hey, how are you?” And he looked at me for about 10 seconds and then said, “Were you here in January?” and I swear my heart stopped. Like??? He recognized me??? I’M STILL YELLING I AM BEYOND BLESS HIS HEART AND SOUL And I replied that, yes, I did go to that show, and that he was completely amazing as Jared in every single way. And he thanked me and asked what my name was. I gave it to him, and then he said, “Did you send me a letter?”

AND I DID! AND HE TALKED ABOUT THE LITTLE DRAWING TOO!!! HE SAID!!! “That was the first fan letter I’ve ever gotten, thank you!” And HUGGED ME??? he hugged me. I’ve been hugged by the one and only MLB and I’m still yelling! ?! I swear to God, Michael Lee Brown is such a good and incredible person, he is so kind and talented and wonderful in every way, and I still feel so beyond blessed. Like? AH

Then the bells rung, signaling that intermission was over, and I went back to my seat and… there’s my story of the two times I met the stunning, stunning person that is known as Michael Lee Brown (AHHHHHHH!!!!)

Snezcanon: Voltron Edition

My take on something I know has already been done, sorry not sorry (?) <.< But In My Humble Opinion here’s the mains—

Allura: She’s got the dainty sneezes. The ones with the distinctly girly-sounding endings, like “hehttChiew!” However, for all her daintiness, she sneezes in threes, and on the third, her magic has a tendency to go haywire. This makes for some interesting times aboard the castle, and she’s never allowed to pilot when ill.

Coran: His sneezes are obnoxiously vocal, and usually contain a handful of gratuitous syllables (I think you can guess what I mean without me spelling it). He uses handkerchiefs religiously. Because every sneeze is a dramatic production, he gets exhausted really really quickly when he’s sick or allergic or what have you. Usually the Paladins and Allura have to force him to go to bed.

Shiro: Shiro’s sneezes blindside him almost without fail. This is a source of embarrassment for him because, regrettably, his sneezes are not discreet. He wishes he could make them more so, but he almost never realizes he has to sneeze until he has to sneeze. So he’ll be sitting quietly, minding his own business, when suddenly his lungs seize up and – “hahDJYSSCHhhuh!” (Pidge has been known to fall out of her chair) He’s usually good for one, unless he’s sick, in which case he sneezes intermittently and gets wicked headaches and sinus pain due to his scar….

Pidge/Katie: She’s got the kitten sneezes. Quiet but forceful, and many at once. She haaaates this because once she starts she knows there’ll be a good dozen before she’s finished, and it’s annoying as hell. Sometimes it’ll happen while she’s in the middle of working or worse, an explanation, and she tries (and fails) to continue typing or speaking every time.

Lance: Lance’s sneezes are ticklish AF. He’ll build up for a good several ticks before finally dissolving into mini-fits of 2-5 that take a lot out of him. His sneezes distract him horribly while they’re forming, which is bad news for everyone else usually (”Lance, watch where you’re aiming those ice blast - oh shit he’s gonna sneeze take cover”) and his eyes water like mad, especially with allergies. He’s also bad at remembering to cover, which gets him yelled at. A lot.

Keith: Keith is The Stifler of the bunch. He hates drawing attention to himself, so when he sneezes he can almost always do it near-silently, though if he’s sick it gets a lot harder and he has to physically pinch his nose and such. When he does let himself sneeze (i.e. when no one is around and/or he’s too tired to stifle) his sneezes are harsh and tear his throat. He sneezes twice without fail, occasionally in small fits of these pairs, but Lance has his sneezing patterns figured out and is inordinately amused (”hehGgKXt!” “hahaha okay waaait for it~~” “sh-shut uhh- hheGKkTSh-t!-dh - up!!”

Hunk: Hunk, amazingly, has the squeakiest sneeze of them all. He’s not quiet, per se, but his voice cracks and pitches higher when he sneezes. (first time it happened, everyone lost their shit. he was Not Amused) Like Shiro, he’s usually good for one, but he’ll be sniffly for a long time after, and sneeze again if he doesn’t blow his nose. 

I kinda hate tumblr

Okay so here’s a thing. I kinda hate tumblr. I really do. For an awful lot of reasons but this is going to be long enough so here are only a few of them:

1. Y’all are always preaching about how everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin no matter who they want to be and what they want to look like. Except you feel superior because your eyebrows or your hair or your winged eyeliner are on point. There are so many you vs me posts that put others down for the clothes they wear or the accuracy of their make up. Know what you are? Hypocrites

2. I’m all for equaltiy and I think it is great that important matters such as racism and sexism etc are discussed and taken seriously on such a platform. However, it seems to me that unless you are a part of a minority group or underprivileged, you are not allowed an opinon. Like, I get that those who are affected most by those things have to speak up and need to be respected and listened to. But that doesn’t mean that someone who does not have to face these problems can’t have something important to say about it. Tumblr doesn’t value your opinion unless you are a  poc or belong to the lgbtq+ community.

3. Can fandoms just get along? Why do people get hate for a bunch of tv shows they love? I mean it is pretty obvious which ones I’m talking about (*cough* superwholock *cough*). You cannot openly admit to be a fan of those three shows without getting hate for it. Which is stupid. Yeah, there are people in this fandom that are utter douchebags. But you will find douchebags in every single fandom. Don’t make assumptions on someone’s personality based on the tv shows they enjoy. It keeps people from enjoying their fandoms.

4. Problematic. I don’t know if it’s a meme or a trend that i missed or simply didn’t get but it pisses me off so much. There are so many posts that go something like ‘when your friend won’t realise their fav is problematic…’ Like I dunno, do you get that your fav is problematic? Do you get that you’re problematic? Cause we are all human beings and we are all problematic in one way or another. There’s no way any of us go through life without ever voicing an offensive opinion. And just because a celebrity once said something problematic doesn’t make them ‘human trash’, as many like to lable them. 

(same goes for tv shows btw. I know some are very popular to hate and be called out but honeslty, pretty much everyshow lacks representation in some aspect but that doesn’t mean that the writers are ‘problematic’ or racist douchebags)

5. Tumblr made me a way angrier person. I get offended so easily because if there’s a funny situation or a joke or anything I would usually laugh about, thanks to this lovely website I can think of a hundred reasons why pretty much anything could be offensive or problematic, even if they are so freakin far fetched that noone would assume it is offensive at all.


I could probably go on forever. I mean, yeah, there are hilarious textposts and gifs and great fandoms on here. And I love that bit. But then there’s this other side that makes me want to visit tumblr less and less. Maybe that’s just me but it’s kind of taking the fun out of tumblr.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for writers who want to write sim stories but don't know how to get them posted in order?

Hi Nonny! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure what this question was asking, but I don’t like to give advice that isn’t at least somewhat well-thought out. So here are my tips for starting out and how to format/order your posts (or something like that.)

Jade’s Super Awesome Tips For Getting Your Simblr Story/Legacy Off the Ground i.e. Potentially Helpful Formatting Tips For New Simblr Writers

First of all: If you want to do a sims story, DO IT. They’re great creative outlets, and someone will want to read it! And remember, it is your blog, so do whatever you want, and don’t feel pressured to have to make things a certain way. But, if you want to be organized, these are some guidelines: 

1. Identify your posts in some way. Doesn’t matter how. Some simblr writers use episode, some use chapters, some use a mixture of both (i.e. Chapters for longer portions, like an entire arc, and episodes for each individual scene. Example: Chapter 1: Episode 1, Chapter 1: Episode 2… etc.). This is helpful in letting regular readers know if they’ve missed a post, and follow along linearly. It’s just helpful all around.

2. Linkage. My dudes, this is so important, which is why I made a previous post about it. A lot of simblr writers are already doing previous/next links on their posts, and that’s GREAT. Everyone should definitely be doing this. Personally, I really think the movement should expand to include “beginning” links. On my own posts I have all three, a link to to the start of that particular story, the previous post in the sequence, and I update all posts to include the “next” link once I have it posted. Tumblr’s post formatting makes this SO easy, there’s no real reason not to do it, because it’s super helpful to readers, and trust me, people want to read from the beginning. Maybe not everyone, but you also don’t want to turn people away because they couldn’t find the start of your cool story. So, I repeat, all stories should have this format: Beginning/ Previous / Next links on each post. I’m beating a dead horse here, but it’s so nice, as a reader, just to be able to flip through someone’s story via easy linking, because I don’t have to break my immersion of the story by tabbing out or looking around, or scrolling through your posts to find the next one in line.

  • Helpful side note: If you’re the type of writer who posts things out of chronological order, using these links would still be a good idea, because you can go back and edit them at any time, and you can link to any post on your tumblr, so if you post something later down the line that you think should have happened at an earlier time in the story, you can just rearrange your links to reflect your correct chronological timeline.  
  • Here is my tutorial on how to link your story posts with beginning/next/previous links!

3. Tag correctly. Some simblr writers have more intensive tagging systems than I do, so I won’t speak too much about this, because as a reader, I don’t really use tags to navigate new stories I read. But it is still important to tag all posts in a story the same, so either with the title or legacy name, and then you can tag individual chapters or episodes if you want to. Also be sure to tag if you’re doing a story, or a legacy, or whatever type of story. I use #ts4 story #sims story #ts4 storytelling, there’s a whole other slew of legacy tags which I don’t use, cuz obviously I am not a legacy simblr.

4. Have a table of contents or story page of some sort, especially if you’re doing multiple stories/legacies at once, but even if you’re not, it will help people who are lurking around your profile navigate through your story. If you’d like an example of how to format them, here is my story page and here are my table of contents pages.  As I am not the be all and end all for formatting, I think another great example is @beverlyallitsims index page (she made it SO easy to catch up on her MLSC story and now I’m just another Randy fangirl. I’m a living testament to this process working wonders!). 

5. Billboard advertising. Okay, now this one is totally optional, but if you are doing a legacy or story, it’s a really nice little touch to have a banner or some tell, even if it’s just a small one (you don’t need to be some Photoshop wizard), to let people know that this is an ongoing thing you’re doing, not just a random collection of photos (those are cool too!), but some people go looking specifically for stories and/or legacies to read, so having a banner or something with your story title or legacy name (generation number) is a good idea, too. 

Bottom Line: Make your stuff accessible! Unless, of course, you don’t actually want people to read it lol, which is totally fine, too. Some people like to use their blogs as a personal outlet, and don’t need to be noticed. But there’s nothing wrong with trying to be visible, and if you do have a small pool of readers, be generous and help them along. Total strangers want to read your work, put in a little extra time to make sure their stay is a pleasant one. You know, before you rip out their hearts with your edgy theatrical sim-drama. 

Again, idk if this answers your question, Nonny. But I do want to help! If anyone has any questions or is looking for advice, feel free to message me, either privately, or on Nonny, I don’t mind. My inbox is always open. 

princessbananahammock25  asked:

I don't understand why everyone is so mad at Marlene for writing those storylines? Writers are allowed to tell unconventional stories or stories that they don't agree with! It's a damn STORY, for Gods sake.

I’ve said this before:

A show is under no obligation to model healthy relationships.

BUT there is an obligation not to normalize and glorify certain things. There is a responsibility to acknowledge that things are actually bad.

And in PLLs case, that means rape and abuse.

There’s a difference between “we wrote a rape storyline” and “we wrote this rape storyline, but we aren’t ever going to acknowledge ANY of the negative impacts of rape. Like, this is just a thing that happened and we don’t need to talk about it.”

And even more than acknowledging a crime, is not glorifying and excusing it which they absolutely did with ez/ria.

Seriously. Let’s list the sex crimes on this show:

1. Jenna rapes Toby, repeatedly.

2. An entire group of people, including Ali’s own brother, engage in filming several underaged girls for the entertainment of others. Read: Child Porn.

3. At least ONE police officer definitely seen engaging in a romantic relationship with a minor. Several others implied, as there is loads of inappropriate physical contact. Abuse of power.

4. Student/teacher relationship. Abuse of power with a side of statutory rape.

5. Said teacher stalks, photographs and films said student and several of her underaged friends and acquaintances.

6. Mary rapes Peter.

7. Alex rapes Toby, at least twice that we are aware of.

8. Ali’s forced impregnation.

9. The part where Jason dated his sister/cousin for actual years, but never had sex even though the math LITERALLY doesn’t add up on that.

That’s a WHOLE LOT of sex crimes! And not one of them was ever acknowledged for what it was! They even had the nerve to make one of them a “great romance”!
This show used sex crimes not as part of character developing arcs, but as plot devices!!! Like “hmm. How do we put these two characters together…? How do I make this person a part of this persons life… so that we can get them into the main storyline somehow? I’ve got it! Rape!”

Fiction influences reality. This is an unmovable FACT. When fiction treats crimes as normal and acceptable behavior (or at the least, nothing to call the cops about) then that translates into society.

There is a stunning and dangerous amount of the viewership who will take away from this show that it’s okay for a teacher to date a student. That it’s okay for a police officer to engage in a relationship with a minor, whom he’s also investigating. That deceiving someone in to having sex with you isn’t a crime. And the reason they will believe that is because the show that gave them those scenes never said it was.

IDK. I can’t believe how many times this conversation has happened and people still feel like it’s worth defending something indefensible. Those are crimes, they weren’t treated as crimes, they were treated as the building blocks of romance.

This entire show is about abuse. Literally. From start to finish. These girls are repeatedly victimized by nearly everyone in their life.

The girls get a nasty text? “Time to do something about this! Bullying is bad!” So bad, in fact it’s why Mona became ‘A’ to begin with!

Toby gets raped? “Let’s never ever acknowledge it, because he really needs to be there to support Spencer because she got these mean texts.”

Bad show is bad. But I’ve run out of ways to make people understand. At this point, if you can’t see that they did a disservice to audiences everywhere, I don’t know what else to say.

Maybe try looking under the “teacher crush”/ “tc community”. tag on Tumblr, and seeing all the romantic gifs of ez/ria followed by accounts of young girls swooning over their clandestine relationship with their teacher. Go see how people use the imagery directly from this show to validate and normalize the abusive relationships they’re in. The way watching That Man groom That Girl makes them feel empowered when they decide to slip a note to their teacher telling him he’s sexy.

anonymous asked:

hey!! you dont have to if you dont want but you qanna share those femslash recs? :p sorry if this is bothersome

omg i love reccing my fave fics i’ve made a list before but i cant find it. anyway. please keep in mind i haven’t gone f/f fic hunting in a while, so if anyone has any more to add just tell me and i can put them on this list (after i read them)

I try to only include more recent ones (as in, not from like 2011) but some are just. Classic

first of all: @roxilalonde aka @tactfulgnostalgic writes my fave femslash ever so this list will be like 50% her fics. in fact, here is a link to her ao3 homestuck profile. but my FAVOURITES to start off with are:

Love Letters In Digital Ink - a true classic. well, depends on how old a fic has to be to become a classic but it’s definitely way up there. Rosemary, the best characterisation ever, hilarious dialogue between all the characters. Rose runs a blog and Kanaya is a fan who moves next door, unbeknownst to Ever A Lesbian Rose Lalonde, who happens to like telling her followers how fucking gay she is for The Cute Girl Who Is Also Her Neighbour.

The Love We Deserve - this is the vrisrezi fic that made me cry. i am not a serial crier, guys. it’s actually half of a two part series called A Study In Heroes, the other part being Terezi’s POV. Essentially a study of Vriska’s character throughout the events of canon Homestuck, and it’s gorgeous.

Lilith And The Morningstar - some sweet, wonderful JANEROXY. Roxy is a daemon and Jane is an angel and as it goes, sometimes you just gotta fall in love with your best friend. Some parts towards the end will make you heavy-hearted, i swear to god Roxi is So Good. Also has some of my favourite Dirk moments, because everyone knows dirk is the best cameo character ever. He’s such a fuckin’ weirdo.

i wont link the rest here but all of roxi’s fics are good and dangerous and good is my favourite thing ever.

FROM OTHER AUTHORS! we have:

And The Handmaid Shall Take The Hindmost - Basically, the outlaw pirate trolls alternia-somehow-still-exists adventure vrisrezi fic you always wanted. Terezi abandons her life as a lawful legislacerator and joins forces with notorious pirate Vriska Serket to help smuggle Karkat….somewhere. Probably the best, most gripping, hilarious and well written fic of its kind out there. Still ongoing, but it’s already quite long. Some fantastic worldbuilding and excellent characterisation for all.

Your Fits And Your Shades Of Blue - a short oneshot about moderately drunk vrisrezi. Honestly, I love them.

HOME SUCK: THE TWILIGHT AU YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF - exactly as the title states, jade/rose/kanaya. it’s hilarious and definitely better than the source material and i did a live reading of it once and had Way More Fun Than Was Strictly Warranted.

Catching Colds On A Flying Rock In The Middle Of Space - a meteorstuck sickfic! rosemary and dave//kat split evenly! boy am i gay.

An Earth-Shattering Confession - I’m pretty sure everyone’s already read this, or at least, it’s the top ACTUAL ROSEMARY fic in the rosemary tag as far as i know (the rest of the first page in the tag is pretty much all clogged up, john//dave or dave//kat or dirk//jake centric, and i’m not salty? i’m not? bitter? what are you talking about)

The Average Summoner’s Guide to Demons and Serkets - ever wanted to summon a demon? ever devoted your soul to vrisrezi? yeah, i have exactly what you want right here.

Losing Count (link is to a tumblr page) - a cute jaderose oneshot that encompasses all my ‘First Gay Crush’ feelings about jaderose as a ship. it’s super cute. i love them.

Diverse Concerns - OKAY, I GET IT. THIS ISN’T EXACTLY FEMSLASH, PER SE. but. basically rose and vriska have a drunk heart-to-heart with each other one the meteor and it is Very Good. please be aware that yes, the fic does not go into the issue of rose’s alcoholism (much) and it is treated mildly flippantly for the purposes of the story.

in what distant deeps or skies - i haven’t read much of this one yet but it’s vrisrezi, again. because i love vrisrezi.

And, trying to unfold for you, was brittle - another old one! Rosemary AU where rose is a Vampire Slayer and kanaya is a Vampire. Yeah.

hope this helps you out, anon! i’ll have to get reading again so i can add more!! also see this list by sapphonics of rosemary recs that i haven’t read all of yet :]

of tesco & boyfriends

SUMMARY: Dan and Phil decide it’s the right time to come out. Later, in Dan’s liveshow, fans ask them to kiss.
WORD COUNT: 2,170
WARNINGS: shameless fluff
A/N: so this fic is literally1,465 words longer than i thought it would be bc of the domestic intro and the liveshow. i also hope you like the edits bc i did them by myself. painstakingly slowly. remember my prompts are open here 
lowkey pulled inspiration from realityisnoplacetolive’s Problematic

Dan walked the long stairs to their apartment quickly, glad to be out of the harsh cold of the London air. He loved London and would hate to move, but sometimes he mentally cursed Britain’s strange ability to be constantly cold. Making his way quickly up the thousands of flights of stairs, he managed to make his way to their door. He looked momentarily behind him at their neighbor’s door, decorated with a wreath, and considered going out later to get one, but the harsh cold that had managed to chill him to the bone convinced him otherwise.

Dan pushed open the door and was greeted immediately with the smell of the fajitas that he and Phil had been making together when Phil realized they were out of fajita seasoning and given Dan puppy dog eyes that were unfortunately irresistible. Phil was very loudly singing along to Dan’s “C Word” music Pandora station. “Dashing through the snow! In a one horse open sleigh! O’er the hills we go! Laughing all the way!”

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anonymous asked:

Firstly loving your SK stories, typos and all! I was hoping you could give me some good RK authors/stories, I know you write them too but they aren't your main ship. I've grown a bit bored of the SK stuff, it all seems to be the same rehashed stories or just pornos (excluding yours and a few others). I don't know where to start though and I saw you did a kastle rec list which was great, any suggestions? I don't want a 500 word porno, I want angst, drama, humour and all that good stuff!!

Hello Lovely!

I’m so glad you’re loving my SK stories. I have a blast writing them and I always try to write something unique into everything I do. I have plans for a chapter RK piece, but I have to finish a couple of things, before I can commit that that one. :)

Okay on to the rec list:


Start here: 

SuperFriends/Hokum/KichieFiction her: Tumblr or her AO3

She writes some of the best Kichie stuff. She’s got some great multiple chapter pieces and some wonderful stand alones as well. 

The Dark Side of Sun series: A re-telling of the end of the Season 3. The first part of the series is complete and the second part is in progress. This has a complex storyline and a lot of heart in it.
Summary: ”They say love can make or break you and Amaru is about to make sure it breaks Richie. Having regained her true form she takes a dying Kate hostage as leverage for what she really wants: to make a slave out of Richard Gecko. Richie’s not about to let Kate go without a fight, even if that means paying the ultimate price to save the girl he loves.”

Cupids Chokehold series: AU series with a Kichie established relationship and Seth trapped with his crazy wife Vanessa. I LOVE this series I laugh until I cry every time. It is spectacular!!
Summary: Vanessa is crazy and it’s highly entertaining when Kate drinks too much. 

Killing Time on Valentines: Five one shots pieces and they are great.
Summary: As Kate and Richie are the epitome of “meant to be”; here a few Valentine’s Day related one shots featuring; Awkward Richie, Angry Vanessa, Over Protective Seth, Sexy Kate and Exasperated Uncle Eddie. Enjoy!

Plus @kichiefiction is just lovely soul. Check out her Tumblr for content


Two of her recs are:
Her Makeup Stains by Dearxalchemist
Three years of culebra slaying has passed before Seth leaves her. Kate embarks on her own personal crusade to continue the good fight. She takes matters in to her own hands and does whatever it takes to get the job. She’s borderline reckless and plays the role of bait to lure out the monsters. Kate embarks on a night of dancing. The music is pulsing around her, blocking out the world as she closes her eyes and tilts her head back. This is her church now and the fellowship is an old face she never expected to see again.

Trespass Sweetly Urged by Gaya
About first times and mornings after


Other Kichie pieces:

Monsters by gaslight_skellington
Summary: “Seth showing up unannounced she could imagine, and handle – her relationship with that Gecko had never been quite as complicated as her relationship with this Gecko but truthfully, she didn’t think she wanted to see them again; her life was normal and dull, but it was finally hers and she was content with it. The Geckos showing up two years after she’d left them could never mean anything good.
“Hello Kate.”
She shivered at the sound of his voice and the intensity in his eyes and then scowled at herself for allowing him to see how he affected her. She decided anger was better than angst and glared at him, going on the defensive immediately.
“What are you doing here? Please tell me this is just a coincidence and then leave.”
“You don’t think for a second this is a coincidence, Kate. And I’m not leaving without you.”

Bits of Three by  theredhoodie 
Summary:
“The innermost thoughts of Kate Fuller during her interactions with one Richie Gecko.”
 - That one is short but I always liked it.

Tumblr links

@thebeastunderyourbed… Kichie tagged things: here

@nuritxu - Great content there as well: Tumblr

And there are others. Please feel free to reblog and add on. I wish I knew everyone in this ship a little better. I’ve been buried in my own writing lately. This should give you a good start though. 

Just remember I’m a multishipper for this fandom and I’m not trying to start drama. If you aren’t a fan of Richie and Kate, just move on by. :)
Be supportive and be kind.

Love to my Loves!!

anonymous asked:

In light of SOTF getting deleted, how do you reconcile writing/reading t+c fic? I understand the reasons why she's taking it down, and it's kind of making me feel really bad. But at the same time I don't know if I can stop because reading these stories is like an escape that makes me happy. I guess I just always tried justifying it by thinking they wouldn't care, but now I don't know.

Disclaimer on this: I don’t know if any of this is right, and I very well may change my mind and think I was being terrible for ever engaging with RPF, but this is just how I currently think/feel about it. Also this is probably gonna be long so sorry about that.

For context, I did not always think RPF was okay. I’m not sure if I really thought it was not okay, but I had seen it and felt uneasy about it and not really known why in the past. The thing that actually made me question whether that unease was rational wasn’t ‘traditional RPF’, but was because I was reading the rap genius description of a Hamilton song and it said there was Hamilton the musical fanfic. (Like, had I thought about it, I would have been like, of course Hamilton the Musical fanfic is a thing that exists, because there’s fanfic for everything, and hamilton is very popular. But I hadn’t thought about it, so I realized it reading rap genius.) So then I started thinking about like…is it actually Hamilton (the musical) fanfic, or is it just fanfic about Hamilton (the person) and the other historical figures in the play? (Esp if it’s an AU w different characterizations? Like there’s more historical h*milton/l*urens than muscial h*milton/l*urens.) Then I started thinking about how Hamilton itself is actually historical RPF? Like, there’s a bunch of stuff in that play (or any piece of fiction based on ‘a true story’ or history) that isn’t what actually happened/is fabricated for dramatic effect?

That made me think, basically, why do I think historical fiction using real people’s likenesses and/or lives is okay, but modern RPF isn’t? It’s different, for sure, but why? Madeoflater said they felt like they wondered if they’d wouldn’t feel violated if they knew someone used their likeness in a story like that. And again, I see that. But is the tension really the idea of using someone’s likeness and prescribing feelings and actions to a fictionalized version of them? If so, why don’t we feel that with historical fiction about real people?  I think it’s because a) historical figures will never know it happened and b) we fear we can’t suspend our disbelief enough to not assign things we read about fictional representations of/based on these people from the people themselves.

To illustrate point A, imagine that @5-oclock-somewhere@sar7891, and I had a groupchat or something where we wrote fic and showed it to each other. (Whether or not this actually exists is classified.) Would that cause you the same unease? If that fic was never going to be out in the world, and there was no chance anyone fictionally represented in it or people that knew them would see it, would it not just be a weird but harmless thing that we did for fun? For me, I think I would feel decidedly less weird about that in the first place. Mainly, I don’t want players or people they know to have to see fic about themselves or know it exists. (I guess unless they want to, like they’re allowed to know about it, but I think most if not all of them would rather not.)

On point B, imagine that we instead speculated about players’ actual personal lives in that group chat. Gossip is generally seen as an unsavory activity, but we all (whether it’s your mom about the neighbor or twitter about a celebrity) sort of permit it as more or less socially acceptable. Here’s my question: what’s the difference between 1 and 2? There are definitely differences, but what are they? For one, gossip is something we’re socialized to tolerate. For another, fic takes effort and is more deliberate than casual gossip, so it’s more of a choice you’re making when you engage with it. A conversation can accidentally stray into gossip, but it’s hard to accidentally upload to Ao3. On the other hand, fic is (most of the time) a more deliberately fictional construction. Some stories might be positioned as more of a gossipy take on real life, but even those (I think) read as a fictionalized version of real life events, whereas saying “I bet x and y hooked up in college” or “do you think z cheated on w” mostly do not. 

Now, if you’re reading a fic as if it were a depiction of real life events, I think you’re definitely starting to get into problematic territory, but it’s pretty much the same as excessively speculative gossip. If you think one is okay to read/write, then in my mind you’re sanctioning the other. I don’t particularly like either, but really on the list of things we’re all going to hell for, excessively gossiping about someone when they’ll never find out doesn’t rank very high. If you don’t believe there’s a link between fic and the gossipy stuff, just think back to how snippy everyone got during the drought of both “content” and fics. Once people started updating again, even though we haven’t gotten much content lately, people stopped either picking over every little thing or (more often) complaining that people were picking over every little thing. The masses are placated by either, and you can make the determination for yourself whether reading/writing something much more detailed and extra but deliberately fictional is better or worse than reading/writing dubiously fictional speculation on people’s real lives. Or maybe you think either is fine as long, or either are fine as they’re on the DL, which I can see the validity of, I guess, but I really don’t know. 

If, like me, those two things are the reason you feel queasy about stuff, I recommend the following things that I do/have done/try to do:

  1. Send feedback to AO3 and ask if they’ll remove RPF tags from google searches, and if you write fic, go to preferences and click the “Hide my work from search results” button. I generally consider tumblr to be a place where players will only go if they’re looking for trouble, but if you want to be safe, don’t tag fic links with their names. 
  2. Remind yourself that you don’t actually know these people, and even if you did actually know these people, you probably still wouldn’t really understand them, because humans are generally pretty bad at understanding each other. When you read fic, treat it as really fictional fiction. Remember that you’re reading about characters the author made up, who probably more closely resemble composites of them and other people in their real lives (like madeoflater’s old crush) than the players you’re supposed to be reading about. When you gossip about them, either a) don’t or b) imagine them as complicated flawed humans that you still don’t know and grant them as much grace as you’d want if someone were talking about you. It’s (imo) normal to be interested in people you look up to or admire or just think are generally cool, and to wonder what they’re really like, with their friends or their girlfriends or whatever. Just be respectful and kind to them and respectful and kind to everyone else and you’ll be fine.

Also, again, who knows. Maybe in a few months I’ll be like ‘sike rpf is evil i hate it now’ because I, too, am a complicated flawed human, one who doesn’t even understand herself. 

Part of the reason the last chapter of youth took so long was that I started to think more about what I was doing and felt weird about it, but honestly I think what made me stop thinking that was thinking that when people have fic to read they’re less likely to actually wonder/speculate about/look into people’s actual lives. I don’t really think ‘quenching the masses’s gossip thirst in a probably less horrible way than what they might do’ is an actual ethical justification for anything, so I don’t really have the right answer yet and if/when I ever do it might be the same as madeoflater’s. But that’s just where I’m honestly really at right now, which I think is what you asked.

anonymous asked:

what are you suggestions to get someone to read a fic i feel like no one ever reads my stuff

Uhhh, I mean,,,, I never really intended for God Save to be big and the only thing that gives my one-shots any attention is my God Save notoriety and my habit of doing Karli’s exchanges. As much as I would love to say that there’s some rhyme or trick to it, most of it is honestly just luck.

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anonymous asked:

As a long term follower of yours, I was pretty upset by the post you reblogged that was anti-snape. I understand that we all have different opinions and that's okay. But I personally don't like that kind of negative material on my dash. It's not your fault of course. It's that, he's one of my favorite characters and I really am sick of the hate that has been surrounded over him. He's not perfect. We all know that. He's problematic af. I just hope you don't see Snape fans as shitty people.

hey, babe, pretty sure i know who this is but,, i’m?? not sorry about reblogging that. i’m sorry that it was negative in a way that upset you or something, and i understand that you have a right to delete that negativity from your blog, which is fine, no hard feelings.

however, i’m not saying that i think snape fans are shitty, but what’s shitty is how i see so many of his fans talk about him,, there’s a fine line in his lane of enjoying the character he is and justifying his abusive and downright evil behavior. and he is an abuser. different than ML or grindelfuck, but an abuser nonetheless because abuse takes different forms. and he is a murderer. it’s fine to like the character or whatever, but it’s not fine to like,, ignore the reality of that character and what he’s done. it goes further than “no one’s perfect!!” because with that mentality like,, you can excuse almost any behavior from anyone. i get that he was abused too, which wasn’t right, and i get that not everything in his life was great, but that doesn’t excuse his behavior or the fact that he is also an abuser. he had access to so so many kids since he was a teacher, and he verbally/mentally/emotionally abused them for years. i’m tired of seeing snape fans justifying shitty actions or saying that his good outweighs those things, which personally i don’t agree with at all. and i understand that not everyone is perfect–in fact, that’s a reason i don’t enjoy a lot of tumblr spaces, because everyone sees things in black and white which is seldom the case. but i actually despise snape, as a person. i think he’s a well-developed and interesting character, but i still hate him.

that being said, i don’t enjoy seeing snape/credence comparisons, which is what i was seeing a lot of on my dash/in the tag, and that post was just highlighting one of the reasons i hate the comparison. i don’t like snape. i think he is a bad person. that’s my opinion. what’s not my opinion is that snape was so shitty to people in his life and to his students for many many years. he hurt them intentionally and often, and whatever justification he had for doing so was wrong and straight up evil. you cannot justify those actions. and i don’t like people comparing credence to him for that reason. i don’t want people thinking credence will grow up to be anything like snape, someone who can justify hurting others on purpose.

that being said, it doesn’t mean that i think you’re a shitty person for being a fan or that other snape fans are shitty. i think they can be when they try to justify what he’s done, as i said earlier. but i’m not going to apologize for posting that, you know, because that’s my opinion on it. and i just,,, don’t like the guy.

anonymous asked:

To your last post: Sometimes I feel like the younger generation wants fandom and fan culture to be back in the closet, back to something that isn't talked about IRL. Not even on purpose or anything like that, but it sure feels like that'll happen with all their calls of "don't ship/write/draw that icky thing where I can see, it's PROBLEMATIC". They make fandom unsafe for everyone. The fandom I'm in is so toxic there is constantly people lashing out against what I ship and create and I'm tired.

I really get that. I often wish we had a fan-owned social media platform that could combine the advantages of livejournal (flocking your journal, long, cohesive comment threads) with those of tumblr (shared tags, open spaces, easier ways to connect and share content). But for now, fandom’s platform is tumblr, so we have to make do. 

I think it’s important not to be intimidated. Protect yourself by all available means - blocking, unfollowing, blacklisting - clean your dashboard, follow like-minded people, even if they are from different fandoms - but you’ll see that they have to deal with similar problems. It comes with the benefit that when you see something hurtful on your dash, chances are good that someone else has already written a well-worded reply, which you can then back up with a variety of “This!” if you feel like it. 

Keep on doing what you love and don’t get too defensive. Keep in mind, you don’t have to justify yourself for the things you like - ships, kinks, tropes, whatever, it’s fine. I know it’s easy to doubt yourself when people attack you so viciously, but really, they are the ones deciding to harass you when they could just as easily leave you be, which tells you something about their real motives.

Actually, refusing to get defensive and apologetic over your ships is a surefire way to make concern trolls and would-be sjws froth at the mouth. How dare you unrepentantly ship That Thing™! How dare you not even try to explain yourself by telling them all about your personal life and your reasons for liking That Thing™ (so that they can in turn tell you that it’s not an excuse, and call you names)! No, really, don’t explain yourself. Blatantly refuse to be intimidated. They hate confidence more than anything because they only gain theirs by dogpiling on others. 

Oh, and they hate getting laughed at. So laugh at them. Find an angle to see something humorous in their comments. Roll your eyes at their catchphrases. Award them bonus points, depending on how many they use. “Perpetuating harmful stereotypes”. Check. “Hurting survivors”. Check. “Romanticizing abuse”. Check. “Horrible human being.” Check. “ —> “Congratulations! The SJ-o-meter ranked your post at 15 brp (bullshit rhetoric points).” They’ll get mad at you like you wouldn’t believe. Then, when you’ve driven them into a frenzy, block them. Block anyone else on their side of the trenches, don’t read their follow-up posts, just ignore them. Once you’ve understood the way these people argue, it’s ridiculously easy to predict what their next reply will be. Oh, and ask them questions like these:

“Do you also go to mainstream porn sites and shame the dudes watching gangbang clips? I mean, surely that’s a much more problematic thing than a couple of fans drawing rather exotic kinds of fanart.”

“Do you think we should ban the bible as well? After all, it’s fiction full of genocide, slavery, incest, and rape. And you have to admit, there are far more people reading the bible than fanfiction.”

“I see you posted about that episode of that series last week, where character A did this Illegal Thing™. Are you not afraid that people could see this episode and think it’s okay to do this Illegal Thing™?”

If they refuse to answer those questions - as they likely will, because the honest answer would be a no - ask them what their real motives are when they criticize other fans.

Also fallacies. It really helps to be able to tell when your opponent’s “argument” is just a red herring, or an ad hominem attack, or an appeal to authority. The famous “I am a survivor, so it’s my right to tell you what is or isn’t harmful” is just bullshit. Don’t even bother refuting these kinds of statement, it’s a waste of time; they’re easier fended off by pointing out their fallacious nature. 

Last but not least, if you get anon hate, but don’t want to turn off anon asks altogether, publish them with random facts about the life of the Australian sea turtle. Or just delete them. They’ll keep watching your blog, silently fuming as you ignore them. 

And remember, you are not alone. Fandom is full of great people, it just takes some effort to weed out the haters, and find a way not to let them ruin your day.

anonymous asked:

Kay, can you please do a fandom history for louis friends for us new ppl? I know people don't seem to like some of them but they are mentioned all the time and I have no clue who they are.

okay okay fair warning that louis was severely embarrassing in his youth im gonna pull some old ones for this. you can find more in my receipts tag if you’re interested lmao but okay 

disclaimer:: so the reason most people don’t love louis’ friends is because most of them have said/done some gross stuff on twitter. all that’s been talked about a lot, and i don’t really want to get into any of it here, but just…be aware of that. :/

anyway okay meet louis’ loyal squad (i don’t think the guy on the bottom of that pic ^ is part of the squad, i’ve never seen him before or since idk)

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Seddie and me
  • OMG SAM AND FREDDIE KISSED?!? WHEN?!? WHERE?!? HOW?!?
  • AWWW THEY ARE SO CUTE, PLEASE DATE!
  • They totally like each other
  • Hey, Look! Sam + Freddie Fans!
  • Ship? What's a ship?
  • Oh... So Sam+ Freddie is called "Seddie"
  • Oh, so THAT'S a ship
  • I ship Seddie
  • I SHIP SEDDIE
  • THEY ARE PERFECT
  • So, Dan Schneider is the creator of iCarly... Hmm, lets follow him.
  • NO.
  • WHY DID I FOLLOWED YOU DAMN SCHNEIDER!
  • WHAT, CARLY FOUND OUT ABOUT THE KISS?!?
  • AAAAHH BUT THEY TOTALLY LIKED THE KISS
  • HA! More like, LOVED THE KISS
  • EHEHEHEHEH
  • SEDDIE
  • LOOK, a Seddie MOMENT!
  • I.Ship.them.so.hard.
  • RED+ BLUE = PURPLE
  • SEDDIE PURPLE
  • *reads fanfics*
  • *squeals*
  • *slowly loses sanity*
  • SAM LIKES FREDDIE, DAMN YOU FREDDIE, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DANCE WITH CARLY! YOU BELONG WITH SAM.
  • I kinda hate T-BO now
  • But I love Spencer cause he ships Seddie
  • My seddie FEELS
  • WHY
  • SEASON 3 = SEDDIE FOR THE WIN
  • Looking Forward to season 4
  • Seddie in the SAME BED
  • SEX
  • HEHEHE
  • No.
  • I NEED SEDDIE
  • DANM IT DAN
  • GIVE ME SOME SEDDIE
  • WHAT?! NO DAN DON'T FUCK WITH ME!
  • WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME
  • THEY MENTIONED SEDDIE ON iCARLY
  • THEY ALSO MADE FUN OF US
  • I Hate you Dan
  • But i also love you
  • Please make seddie happen : (
  • CAUSE they totally like eachother
  • Yes, yes They do
  • *reads more fics*
  • The season is almost overrrr
  • WHAT THE FUCK
  • IS THIS FUCKING REAL LIFE?!?
  • OR IS IT JUST A FANTASY?!?
  • SEDDIE SEDDIE SEDDIE
  • THIS EPISODE IS GOING TO BE ALL ABOUT SEDDIE I CAN FEEL IT
  • AND IF It ISN'T I AM TURNING DOWN NICKELODEON STUDIOS
  • OH MY GOD THEY KISSED!!
  • THEY KISSED THEY KISSED THEY KISSED!!
  • THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
  • JAKDKSJDLWKDK;
  • SAM LOVES FREDDIE SAM LOVES FREDDIE
  • I TOLD YOU SO
  • WHO DID I TOLD?
  • EVERYONE.
  • SEDDIE WINS
  • SEDDIE WINS
  • OTP OTP OTP
  • SEDDIE IS CANON BITCHES
  • SEDDIEEEEEEE
  • AAAAAHHHH JEKAJXLWJLDHEKCHWKSHIS;
  • *cries*
  • THEIR LOVE IS LEGENDARY
  • WHAT!
  • NO NEW EPISODE UNTIL FUCKING august?!?
  • I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH MY BABIES
  • *tweets uncontrolably to Dan*
  • WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN
  • *reads fanfics until august*
  • *counts the days*
  • I Hate you Dan, for tweeting pics about what you are fiLMING KNOWING IT'S ABOUT SEDDIE
  • OH MY GOD THE PROMO IS OUT JSKSHSLWHIDHWODOWK
  • I AM FREAKING OUT
  • I NEED TO WATCH
  • I HATE YOU NICKELODEON
  • AAAAAHHH IT'S ONE MONTH AWAY
  • IT'S ONE WEEK AWAY
  • *reads more fics*
  • IT IS TODAY, TODAY IS THE SEDDIE DAY!
  • OH MYYYYY GOOOOOOODDD
  • FREDDIE FUCKING KISSED SAM
  • FREDDIE LOVES SAM
  • SEDDIE IS CANON FOR REAL
  • SEDDIE IS HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
  • IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?
  • MY PRECIOUS BABIES
  • MY BABIES
  • *Sends love to Dan*
  • *reads more fics until september*
  • At least I'll only have to wait one month
  • FINALLY
  • Awwww they are just so cute
  • LOOK, THEY ARE KISSING
  • *squeals*
  • No. Why do you fight?!
  • STOP FIGHITING
  • CARLY, get out of the way!
  • WHO CARES, I LOVE THEIR FIGHTS
  • Seddie
  • They are still dating, so thats's good.
  • This episode is perfect
  • They are kissing a lot
  • EHEHEHE
  • WHAT? No! GIBBY WHY
  • GO AWAY MRS BENSON
  • CARLY! REALLY?!? WHY!
  • No Freddie No
  • SAM LOVES YOU AND YOU LOVE HER, YOU GUYS BELONG TOGETHER
  • Yay! Thank God, Carly!
  • Seddie prevails
  • And so does my feels
  • I need fics
  • OMG THE NEXT EPISODE IT'S CALLED iLOVE YOU
  • You better!
  • No, I ain't watching spoilers, not this time
  • the episode is ONE HOUR AWAY
  • WHAT NO NO NO WHY DID I CHECK ON TUMBLR
  • They are going to BREAK-UP NO.
  • WHY?! D:
  • I am crying and the episode hasn't even aired
  • I HAVE NO HOPE Dx
  • THIS IS KILLING ME
  • THEY ARE KISSING AGAIN
  • THEY CAN'T BREAK UP
  • NO : (
  • They are flirting bsjajdk;kdjshkx
  • NO
  • NOOOOOO SHE WASN'T TALKING ABOUT YOU GUYS
  • PLEASE DON'T
  • *CRIES HEART OUT*
  • I LOVE YOU; I LOVE YOU TOO
  • NO, WHY DAN WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME!?
  • They love eachother : (((((
  • *reads fics post break up to heal heart*
  • *tweets dan*
  • *cries more*
  • W h y
  • NO, I CAN'T WATCH KNOWING THEY ARE NOT TOGETHER
  • MY BABIES ARE SUFFERING
  • I AM SUFFERING
  • *reads more fics'
  • BUT. W H Y
  • Oh, look... A seddie moment : (
  • Sam Cares
  • But also does Freddie
  • Or not?!
  • Was it all a lie?!
  • I hate you Dan.
  • : (((
  • WHY DAN WHY WOULD YOU MAKE HIM SAY THAT TO CARLY
  • SAM'S HURT
  • MY BABY
  • NO!!!
  • SHE'S NOT OKAY
  • *reads more fics*
  • Freddie, i used to love you so much, what happened to you?
  • I know he still loves Sam.
  • Maybe he's doing this because he can't get over her
  • Yes, that's why
  • "He's still in love with me, it's kinda sad"
  • OH YOU KNOW WHAT'S SAD TOO?!? THAT YOU STILL LOVE HIM
  • Dan, WHY?!?
  • Creddie? Ew no. Never.
  • FREDDIE STOP ACTING LIKE THAT OR I'LL KICK YOUR NERDY BUTT
  • THIS SHOW IS KILLING ME SLOWLY
  • *reads more fics*
  • DANIEL SCHNEIDER
  • NO. IT CAN'T END UNTIL THEY HAVE CLOSURE
  • GIVE ME SO CLOSURE
  • *cries*
  • THERE WAS NO CLOSURE
  • This is horrible
  • I am depressed
  • W H Y
  • No, I am not watching Sam without Freddie
  • Okay myabe just the first episode
  • Neh.
  • I miss seddie
  • I miss Seddie
  • I miss Seddie
  • *reads fics*
  • I miss Seddie
  • I miss Seddie
  • I hate Seddie
  • I can't hate Seddie : (
  • *Watches seddie videos*
  • *cries*
  • FEELS
  • FEELS
  • W H Y
  • ...
  • ...
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  • I think i've moved on. I am over Seddie now. I can live my life in peace.
  • .
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  • .
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  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
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  • .
  • .
  • .
  • *opens twitter*
  • *sees Dan's tweets*
  • WAIT, WHAT??!?
  • FREDDIE'S BACK?!?
  • Jdkshslwhidiwidjwkdnkwhsuw
  • SEDDIE
  • SEDDIE
  • SEDDIE
  • AAAAHHHHH
  • FEELS
  • SO MUCH FEELS
  • *reads fics*
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • Months later
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • WHAT?! A PROMO?!
  • OMG THIS IS PERFECT
  • I AM DYING
  • I THOUGHT I WAS OVER THIS
  • HAHA WHAT A LIAR
  • I AM A LIAR
  • I AM A FUCKING LIAR I WAS NEVER OVER THEM
  • THEY BELONG TOGETHER
  • I JUST KNOW
  • MY BABIES ARE BACK
  • *checks seddie tag*
  • REBLOG ALL THE SEDDIE POSTS
  • I will never get over these two
  • They are my ultimate otp
  • *reads fics*
  • SEDDIE
  • OH FREDDIE, I'VE MISSED YOU
  • SO MUCH
  • Freddie Cares
  • WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY SAM?!
  • I LOVE YOU DAN
  • Ex-boyfriend
  • EHEHEHE
  • THIS IS PERFECT, THEY ARE PERFECT
  • DID FREDDIE JUST...
  • *stops breathing*
  • AFKGSUFJYIDSJYSUJSA
  • Sam Cares
  • THEY STILL LOVE EACHOTHER
  • RED
  • BLUE
  • PURPLE
  • THANK YOU DAN
  • MY FEELS
  • MY BEAUTIFUL FEELS
  • *reads fics*

saw this again recently, from tonys night: folks, let’s do ourselves a favor and ignore all the trolls and mean people tonite on Tumblr, Twitter, etc.

that’s more relevant than ever to the Hamilton and LMM fandoms, which’re becoming hell fandoms in too many senses of the word. okay?

listen.

i think we can tell by now when discussion will be fruitful and when it won’t be.

when there’s vitriolic criticism, where any response is only going to amplify, escalate and help perpetuate the demonization of someone or something deemed to have failed to whatever degree at sj wokeness, don’t respond. it won’t help address those failures. in my experience, it will help make the fandom a hellish, dysfunctional place for everyone: the creators, the new and old fans, those who can be reached, and those inside and out trying to air their grievances

those failures can do real harm. those failures need to be discussed with compassion for those affected, and willingness by the potential/actual offenders to learn and apologize

i think everyone will benefit by learning that not every criticism is an invitation to those discussions

i think you can tell which are which

don’t act out of defensiveness, unexamined guilt, or an us vs. them mentality (and i know that’s not easy). let’s always care about failures and imperfections. let’s care intelligently about and for ourselves (where else is there to begin), and diligently about and for others who are most in need of it. let’s exercise that care in ways most likely to actually improve that which is in need of improving

my response to criticism has been dismissed before purely because of my url, but those who follow me, and hopefully those who read this, will know that i’m not here to avoid those things. i’m here–on tumblr, and alive–to celebrate the good and address the bad. effectively. and i think we can make the tag a place where virtually all the posts actually do those things

I don’t believe in too optimistic.
Lin-Manuel Miranda

always-a-marvel-fangirl  asked:

I'm more of a lurker on tumblr and I don't follow you (fixing that now), but I had to tell you your scientific kissing post was so perfect yet heartbreaking. I loved all of it, I'm just so happy other people get so invested in ships like I do. Would you mind sharing your favorite Skye/ward fanfic?

Haha I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! Isn’t science great?! (In case you missed it or, you know, want to do science again…)

This is THE BEST question tbh. Because I have MANY fave Skye/Ward fanfics. And many fave authors. So, now that I think about it, this is also THE WORST question. But oh well. Also, I am bound to forget someone. (IF I HAVE FLAILED IN THE COMMENTS OF YOUR FIC, KNOW I LOVE YOU AND YOU HAVE MADE ME SO HAPPY EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT ON THIS LIST.)

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anonymous asked:

Hey there! I have been drawing since I was 12 (I'm 18 now) and I am just starting out now posting my things on social media, honestly I am quite nervous and I don't know exactly how this all works, I don't know how to get people to see my artwork? Do you have any advice for a noob like me? I would really appreciate it!

Okay, this is going to get really long, so I’ll put all the extra info under a Read More post because!! I have a lot of things to say about this topic bc I get this question a lot, and I know that I would want to know all this stuff when I started out on social media too!

but to answer your question:

First off, JUST POST! My advice? Post the great ones, the good ones, the average ones, and even the bad ones. Think of social media as kind of your art diary? If anything, be active for your own sake! Don’t do it for the likes/reblogs/etc., you’ll end up spending a lot of time selecting the very best of your art which is not really all that helpful if you’re trying to just trying to have a good time.

Make friends! Comment on other people’s art, send nice messages, relate to their experiences in a respectful manner. Just like in real life, people are drawn to those they like, so be real with yourself! Present yourself honestly but w/ courtesy to the other person. It’s just like making friends, except it’s online c:

Be active! Having long stretches of time w/ no new art/posts (coughmyowntumblr) isn’t going to help you reach people, so post in a semi-regular fashion (once every couple days or so, even a week is fine imo)

Tag your art! This is kind only relevant on Tumblr since this website is v dependent on the tagging system in place here, but you can apply this anywhere that this is applicable! Especially if its fanart, tagging your work is really helpful, since places like Tumblr don’t have explore pages, and what’s on your dash is depends on who you follow.

More advice on just social media in general below// 

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Partner Up (Jack Johnson Fluff)

Summarry ~ It was suppose to be a boring school year until JAck sat beside you in music class.

Words ~ 1217

Requested ~ Yes

It was just suppose to be another boring year of school until I looked at the seating chart for the year. Of coarse they would put me beside the popular boy. I honestly didn’t know whether I should be happy or nervous, maybe both. I mean Jack is gorgeous and talented but I am not good with boys. What if he asks me a question? There is no way I will be able to answer with out stuttering. I sighed and sat down in my seat, I was just happy that my seat was at the back of the classroom. I had arrived early so I sat at the back with my headphones in, I had my feet up on the desk until I felt a tap on the shoulder. I looked up to see Jack. I took my headphones out and turned to him.
“Hey what’s up, I’m Jack your partner for the year” He smiled.
“What’s up I’m Y/N” I said casually even though my heart melted and I was having a panic attack. He sat down in his seat and started talking to the other Jack. There was only a couple of student in the room including me and Jack. I started scrolling through Tumblr when my phone started ring and just my luck that my ringtone was Jack’s song. I quickly picked it up.
“Hello” I answered.
“Hey it’s Shawn” I heard my best friend say.
“What do you want?” I said flustered.
“Wow what is wrong with you?” He said and I could hear the frown in his voice.
“I am having problems, what do you need?”
“I was just making sure that you are going to do a collab with me later”
“Yeah of coarse I will sing, I will dance, I will do the girlfriend tag, if you want but I really have to go”
“Okay” He laughed.
“Okay, love you Shawn”
“Love you too” He said before I hung up. I have been best friends with Shawn for 5 years ever since I literally fell over onto him. Everyone thinks we are dating but I swear that we only love each other in the best friend way. I put my phone in my pocket and looked up to Jack and Jack smiling at me. I just groaned and put my head on the desk.
“My life is a series of awkward events” I said, and I could hear them laugh.
“Well at least now we know you don’t hate us”
“Because I am sure that was the vibe I was giving” I said lifting my head. Before he could reply the teacher walked into the room. The rest of the day went by pretty fast, me and Jack didn’t really talk much except for hi’s and bye’s.
About two weeks later our music teacher started telling us what the project of the year was.
“This year you will pair up, write and perform a song” Mr. Cisum announced. I wanted to die. I could deal with the human interaction that I would have to do because of this project and I could deal with the writing even though I was pretty shit at English, but performing!
“You will be paired up with the person you are sitting beside” I wanted to die even more. I know Jack is an amazing musician, and he is also hot, how am I suppose to keep a cool persona in front of him. I looked over and he was smiling at me, I just smiled back having a mental argument.
“So do you want to come over to my house and we can start working on the song” He asked as we walked out of class.
“Em yeah sure” I said looking at my feet.
“Cool, come on I will give you a ride” He said walking down the hall, I followed behind him.
We arrived at his house and immediately started working, well sort of. After maybe an hour of writing down words that rhyme we started to get to know each other, then we just kind of forgot about the song and we started watching a movie. We decided to just try and write it tomorrow, but the next day the same thing kind of happened. Every time I went over to his house we would write 4 or 5 lines and then get distracted, that is until 2 weeks later on a Friday.
“Okay class remember you have to perform your song on Monday” Mr. Cisum said before the end of school.
“Okay we need to get some really work done today” I said as we walked out of school.
“Agreed” Jack said nodding.
We had been working on the song for at least 3 hours and we were having some trouble.
“Okay I really need to go to the bathroom” I said getting up off the bed, but as I leaned on the side pushing myself off the bed my school bag fell and all it content spread across the floor.
“Oh crap” I sighed. “I will clean that up in a second” I said running to the bathroom. After I was done I walked back into the room to see Jack holding my music book, I ran over ripping it out of his hands.
“What are you doing?” I yelled.
“What is that?” He said pointing at my book.
“None of your business” I said shoving it into my bag.
“Are they songs? Have you been writing songs behind my back?”
“What? Behind your back? These have nothing to do with our project, these are personal” I said pushing the last book into my bag.
“We could use one of them”
“No these aren’t for anyone, listen I think I should go I will talk to you tomorrow” I said turning to leave.
“Wait! Don’t go. I’m sorry I won’t mention it. Lets just finish the song” He said sitting back down. I dropped my bag and sat down beside him. We worked on the song for another 30 minutes before Jack started talking again.
“Does your boyfriend know about the song you wrote him?”
“There is no song about a boyfriend” I said confused and then I realise he was talking about the song I wrote about him and my cheeks started glowing red.
“Oh, so is he angry about all the time we are spending together?”
“Jack, who told you I have a boyfriend, because I don't”
“But on the first day of school you said the girlfriend tag, and you said I love you”
“Yeah I was talking to my best friend, it was a joke”
“So you don’t have a boyfriend?” He asked.
“No” I laughed.
“Thank God” He said before pressing his lips on to mine. I was so shocked I nearly fell off the bed, but I instead placed my hand on his cheek and kissed back. We pulled back smiling.
“The song is about you Jack” I blushed.
“Really?”
“Yeah you just make me feel that way”
“You make me feel the exact same way” He smiled pulling me back in for another kiss.

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