one of the few that know i run a blog

anonymous asked:

I really like your blog! I would love to start a writing blog of my own but I don't know what I would post, I've never been good with social media

Frankly? I myself have never been good with social media either. I do know a few things about how to increase the plausibility of getting more likes/followers/etc.  Firstly, know that like there is no one way to write a story, there’s no one way to run a blog. Follow the beat of your own drum and have fun with it! You could keep to a single kind of content, or you could vary it up! On a writing blog, you could post:

  • Writing tips
  • Flash fiction (very short stories which often
  • Whole works
    • These can be in a specific genre or feature specific characters consistently.
  • Unfinished works
  • Prompts (my blog’s focus, of course)
  • General posts about being a writer

If you’d like to gain a following, the best thing for you to do would be to tag generously, post at least once a day, interact with other blogs (especially if you intend to be a writeblr, simply throwing out your writing for others to read. Making friends is a great way to get others to read/share your content!), and not being afraid to reblog your own and other people’s content.

Most importantly? Don’t let post interaction and follower count determine your feelings about your content. Plenty of great works go unnoticed simply because of there’s so much out there!

EXPOSING THE FAKE

In case you haven’t already heard about the blog exposing-the-fakes, let me update you. It’s run by a girl who goes by the name Diana Leigh and claims she’s 21, lives in LA, and, most bizarrely, personally knows 5sos. She gives out false and sometimes worrisome information about the boys. For example, she tells people Michael self harms. How would he feel if he saw that; someone he’s never met convincing her 2,000 followers of something so serious? Although it could be accurate, she isn’t someone who would know. The only people who do are Michael and those who are actually close to him. The fact that she’s going around promising it to be true is only doing damage. On top of all that, she’s hinting towards the fact that she’s Ashton’s “secret girlfriend”. Those are just two of her lies. They don’t end there, but listing them all would take forever.

I wouldn’t be concerned about this situation if no one believed her, but for some strange reason — even though she’s never provided any solid proof whatsoever — a lot of people do. Like I mentioned before, she has at least 2,000 followers. Fans are putting their faith in her and genuinely thinking their questions and wishes will get to 5sos through her blog. It’s messed up and has left me feeling uneasy for a long time now.

So, I’m here to hopefully shut her down for good.

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HVFF Nashville Wrap Up

It’s midnight. This is the first second I’ve had to sit down and write about Nashville. I was knee deep in SDCC planning with my Just About Write ladies today. It’s gonna be lit folks! We can’t wait to cover it for you.

So… I decided to go to HVFF Nashville for one reason and one reason only. M*lissa B*noist was attending and my daughter could meet Supergirl. The obsession runs deep my friends. When M*lissa canceled Lauren was absolutely devastated and I was in a bit of a panic. Primarily because I didn’t know what else she would enjoy at HVFF. She’s not allowed to watch Arrow. She’s only seen a few clips, but Lauren loves Felicity Smoak. Hand to God this is how she described the show to a friend.

Friend: What’s Arrow

(The friend overhead my husband and I discussing my blog)

Lauren: It’s about Felicity Smoak. She is super smart and loves computers like I do. She fights crime.

Friend: Okaaaay. But… who is Arrow?

Lauren: (completely blasé) Oh. He’s just Felicity’s boyfriend.

I mean…. she’s not entirely wrong. She also possibly summed up 95% of the fandom’s view of the show, so I give her points for that. But… Emily Bett Rickards wasn’t going to be there. So, I was unsure of her level of excitement over Stephen.

Turns out she was pretty excited to meet him. 

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anonymous asked:

I'm a young trans guy and I've only come out to my closest friend. Do you have any advice for people unable to come out, wear binders, and things like that? Also, when I came out to my friend, they came out to me as non binary. What can I do to support them fully? Thank you so much! Much love!! 💕

First of all, congratulations on coming out to someone, that’s a big deal! ❤️ I’m not the best at giving advice, & I’d recommend you check out blogs like @trans-relatable, @brotherly-advice , and similar blogs for stuff like this, there are more people running those with more experiences than just me, and you might find that people have already asked the questions you have! That being said, I can offer a few things as I was in a similar position to you when I started coming out: 

  • Sports bras are a manageable alternative to binders if you’re unable to wear one for whatever reason. Just be sure you don’t buy one that’s too small. 
  • Boxers are really great because they can alleviate dysphoria but no one has to know you’re wearing them because they’re not visible to the public. They can also be pretty cheap too, so they’re easily attainable. 
  • Masculine deodorant/cologne. I found this to be really helpful in the beginning, maybe you will too! 
  • I changed my name/pronouns with a few close friends at first before I really came out. They referred to me as Eli/he/him when it was safe to, and this was really helpful to me too. Don’t feel pressured to tell everyone right away, you can just try it with a few friends first!  
  • I really like wearing hats (beanies, baseball hats, flat-brim hats, etc.), I find they make me feel/look more masc. & I’m more comfortable that way. And they can be really helpful if you’re unable to cut your hair. 
  • Shirts that button up, have collars, or pockets, really help alleviate my dysphoria. If you’re unable to buy “men’s” clothes, you can easily wear button up women’s shirts, flannels, etc.

Allllll that being said, this is just my experience. Lots of different people have different experiences and different things that help them, so these might not apply to you, and that’s okay! Like I said before, please check out transgender blogs/websites/resources directly for more questions like this ❤️ 

-Eli

okay so. as someone who runs one of the very, very few ocpd-centric blogs on tumblr (not this one, i mean @thatocpdfeel ), its actually so upsetting how little people know abt ocpd, even here on tumblr amongst other mental health bloggers. not to say anything bad abt those bloggers!!! its just not spoken abt much. maybe thats because its not as common as, like, bpd or avpd, but its also because SO many ocpd symptoms are ENCOURAGED by society. i get so many tags on my posts saying “thats an ocpd thing???” or “thats not normal???” or “im not supposed to do that???” like so much of what is killing us from the inside are things parents, teachers, and guardians all think are positive attributes to have, but we internalize those things in such a twisted and intense way that we suffer and yet are idealized for our suffering.
ive had so many people with other illnesses, like depression, tell me how ocpd has its upsides because i can be productive and get stuff done when they cant even get out of bed. thats not how it works.
ocpd is not being perfect.
ocpd is NEEDING to be perfect because even the tiniest mistake means you are the scum of the earth and deserve to die.
ocpd is not double checking your work to make sure you got everyting right because you want a good score.
ocpd is perfecting the wording of a single sentence because if it doesnt imply the exact thought you are trying to get across then it means you have failed and even if it is still technically right and no points are taken off, inside you know that it was wrong and it COULD have been better and your personal standards are ten times higher than the official standards because you know that the goals you need to reach to be successful are leaps and bounds above what the average person needs, not because you are better than them but because you must strive to become better than them at all cost because second best is still a loser.
ocpd is not orangizing your work station before starting a new project.
ocpd is crying and screaming while you trash 42 different versions of the same attempted project and shoving everything off your desk and wanting to pull out your hair or bang your head on a wall because you messed it up so many times already and if you dont get it right this time you will never get it and you will be marked as a failure for the rest of your life, unable to accomplish literally anything and youre so terrified of that thought you take six hours to scrub at your desk and mop the floor and take a razor to that bit of wax thats been stuck on the leg of your chair for a week and half and meticulously organize everything into boxes, counting every ration you put in to make sure they all even out, and listing everything thats there and labeling the boxes then straight up leaving the work area and not thinking about the project for another month.
ocpd is not having a folder of all your important documents because you know you will need them some time.
ocpd is having six folders, each containing vastly different documents, some of which are important, some of which are just old receipts to mcdonalds, some are keepsakes from friends, some of which are just a scap of paper with scribbles that you dont remember what they mean but maybe one day you will, and the rest are just any paper youve ever come across in your life. theyre all just as important as everything else though because the thought of prioritising them is nearly incomprehensible because they are all important and you need them all for equally important things so when you need, like, that paper for your auto insurance you first must sift through six hundred pages of notes your friends passed back and forth in middle school over five years ago and you dont even talk to them anymore but you absolutely cannot get rid of them. its all so important.
ocpd is not being productive.
ocpd is waking up and remembering that you are an inherently flawed and imperfect being, but also that your worth in this world is defined by what you put into it, so even if you cant be perfect, if you make enough perfect stuff or do enough stuff perfectly, it will all give the illusion to others as well as yourself that you are perfect. so you push yourself to do whatever it is you do. regardless of your other illnesses, you work and and try to be as productive as you possibly can because thats your only chance. you go into work sick. you push yourself past your limits, past what you know you are physically/mentally able to do, and you suffer for breaching those limits but all that pain is WORTH it because you are temporarily overcome with a sense of accomplishement and SOMEONE is finally proud of you. you did something right FOR ONCE. so even if you go completely nonverbal, or lay in bed for the next week in pain, or end up in the ER, or seventeen other things didnt get done, there was the most brief sense of absolute euphoria even if its almost immidiately replaced by a sense of overwhelming anxiety about what you messed up, forgot, did wrong, or ignored to achieve that feeling and the cycle of fixing, fixing, fixing repeats itself.
ocpd is not being bossy, egotistical, or controlling.
ocpd is a deeply psychological understanding that even the most insignificant mistake will reflect back on you in the most exaggerated and horrendous way possible. its knowing that if you ask your friend to go get you a red pen, but they bring you a blue one, and you dont know they got blue instead, so if you write even the smallest mark in that blue ink, even if its technically okay to write in red or blue, you specified red, so the fact that its blue makes it wrong and unnacceptable so in your mind its better to drop what your doing and get the correct red pen yourself even if its right beside your friend and you are already focusing on something else. the concept of asking others to do something, not even something in a manner of helping you but just to divide up jobs evenly, its absolutely impossible. because if they do something wrong, it will reflect on you, then you did something wrong and we both know that doing something wrong is completely out of the question. you would rather multitask four things at once, but the sight of someone else just twiddling their thumbs while you bust your ass is so infuriating! why cant they do what you are doing? why cant they just read your mind and know exactly what you need, when you need it, and be helpful? thats what you would do if they were in your situation! if they were working like you, you would hand them everything. you would also probably go ahead and just put that back for them. well, you could also handle that too. and before you know it, their job is your job and there they are twiddling their thumbs and looking at you for a job to do. its the phrase “if you want something done right, do it yourself” taken to a whole other level.
ocpd is so much more than what people think. were more than just a “type a personality” or “perfectionists” and its not just “mild ocd” either. ocpd is painful. please remember that.

How long would it take for EXO to have their first time with their GF

This was requested by @icehooligan ! Sorry I didn’t answer right away! Anyways, this is only my opinion, doesn’t mean it’s right or even close to reality. Xoxo, Ara~

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I know this isn't a harry potter blog, but...

Imagine. 

A Hufflepuff kid finds an abandoned puppy at the train station while on their way to platform 9 and ¾,and can’t find anyone to take it, so they bring it with them.

They manage to smuggle to puppy into Hogwarts, with the help of a few of their fellow students, and everything goes fine.

They manage to keep the secret up for a couple months, so the puppy is now much bigger and it’s name is Thing.

And then, one morning, a herd of cats followed by a very excited puppy run into the great hall, across the Hufflepuff’s table and then around the room. Until the Hufflepuff yells, “STOP!!!” and the dog stops and blunders over to them. 

The Headmaster says they have to get rid of the dog, and then half the students, from all houses, explode, saying that you can’t get rid of the dog, it’s theirs.

And that’s how a dog became Hogwarts new mascot.

salty-strawberries  asked:

Hello! I'm a new artist here and I saw your art and absolutely fell in love! your art style is so calming and idk it just makes me happy. also, do you have any tips on how to run an art account? i'm still pretty new to all this. thanks, and have a good day~ :)

Oh my gosh, hello! That’s such a kind thing to say, thank you so much, you’re so sweet! 

That’s so awesome you decided to make an art blog! Welcome, friend! As for running an art account, I kind of have a few bits of advice! I ultimately believe it’s how you want to experience and run your own blog, and there’s no ‘correct’ way to run an art blog, but I can still offer some info based on my own experiences! (Other people may have different ones!) These are mostly from my experience running a fanart blog and it might be different with original art or other types of art?

1. Watermark or sign your work! You already do that so you’re ahead of me, and I know this is so obvious but it took me about a year and a half on this blog to realize the importance of it! From reposting, to lessening likelihood of art theft, it is a small thing that shouldn’t be overlooked. I initially never did it because I didn’t believe my work was worth watermarking, but I learned that doesn’t matter, if it’s yours, your name should be on it!

2. Have a tagging/organizing system! This is fairly self-explanatory, but it’s helpful to me (especially if you post a lot of stuff that isn’t your art) to have a tag just for your artwork? And tagging by fandom/content can be extra helpful too, because it appears in the main tag and more people are likely to see your work. And then one for asks/replies - sometimes if you get repeated/similar questions you can find things a lot easier!

3. Art-only blogs: I notice two main types of art blogs - those who only post their art on them, and others who reblog other things but also post their art - often they have an art-only blog as well, where they reblog from their original post. There’s no better way to do this, but observing just from other people, those that also reblog other peoples’ things tend to be more active/gain followers or people meeting them more quickly? But then their art blog is there for people who just want to follow for the content they create. 
Mine is a my-art-only blog for the most part, initially it served as an archive of sorts, but started to grow a bit! It’s a more comfortable choice for me, so there’s no right or wrong way to do this!

4. Interaction: Try talking to other artists - its a lot easier meeting in fandom spaces because you already have some things in common to talk about! But even before, when I was in the Sherlock fandom, I met a lot of watercolor artists (I did only watercolors back then). It’s really nice to have some art friends because you can cry over each others art and motivate and advise one another. I found a lot of motivation and encouragement from my art friends drove me to continue where I would usually just stop making art by now. 

5. Try not to compare yourself to others: Online especially, it is almost inevitable you will end up doing this at some point, and while its fine to use comparison as motivation to continue/inspiration, doing it obsessively can do more harm than good. I read tags on my work sometimes where people say things along the lines of “I won’t ever be as good as this” or “throwing my art away/burning it etc right now” and it makes me sad because everyone is learning at their own pace, and I don’t believe works have more value over another. This is something I’m really ‘passionate’ about because I fall into this trap way too much and have to talk myself out of it (again, having art friends help a lot too). 

6. Having an art blog should be a good experience! It’s a wonderful thing to have, to every artist out there, they are sharing a part of themselves and stuff they worked hard on, and that’s such an amazing thing! It’s brave for you to put your stuff out there! But also yourself and your wellbeing come first, and I know some people can get into negative spins or a lot of stress over their work. I see this in artists who are starting out, as well as those who have had blogs for years. Know it’s always okay to take breaks/hiatuses and whatever you need, it’s okay to ask for help and advice, you have to do what is best for you.

I feel like this is getting long, but it was really interesting to talk about! I’m still growing and learning as an art blog! In short, it’s ultimately about what you are comfortable showing/doing, and running an art blog should be a good experience. Your work is so beautiful by the way! You have a great eye for color! It’s so awesome you have started an art blog, and I hope you will continue to share your work, I look forward to seeing more of it!

lord-tachanka  asked:

Glad to see you're back in good spirits, sai. We're all rooting for you! 🙂 (Btw, how does it feel to be semi-internet famous?)

Thank you, I hope it stays that way for a long time.

Also I have been wanting to address this for a long time now, but never had the chance to. Answer to your second question under cut because it’s really long. But thank you for giving me the chance to somewhat vent about this. ;;

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Attention sickfic/whump community!!

There are some really awesome blogs archiving whump in tv shows, books, movies etc, but I’m in the process of creating one for sickness specifically! 

It’s called thesicklibrary! I’m recording moments in fiction when a character is sick, with a detailed tagging system for different whump communities (e.g. hurt/comfort, snez and emeto). I’ve only added a few entries so far, but feel free to check it out anyway!

However: I can’t do this by myself! If you know of any episodes/movies/books/whatever where a character is sick in any way, please submit it to the blog so I can add it to the list! Also, if anyone wants to help me out with the actual running of the blog, let me know and I can add you as a member! 

Anyway, please check it out if you’re interested, and, if you wouldnt mind, like/reblog this post to give it a signal boost!

anonymous asked:

eyo i wanted to ask if you know any good blogs about exo, bts ( you are also have a perfect blog) thx😅

helllo! i have a fair few friends who run some pretty stellar blogs. im not sure if you mean like…fic or gif content? i also dont think i follow anyone who is specifically like…one kind of blog, unless its like…a lq blog idk everyone i follow is pretty multifandom so~~

GIFs
@co-kai-ne @yeolhighness @intokai @lawlliets @dazzlingkai @royalyeol @sweaterpawsjimin

Fics + reblogs
@kpopfanfictrash @knockknocksoosthere @kollectionn @daegusoftboys @rapmonluv @the-third-guy-from-the-left @yeolology @yeol-stole-my-soul @pebble-xo @jeons-jalebi @jeonjagiya @baebae-goodnight @everybodykpops (tiff and bee make some of the most gorgeous moodboards across multiple fandoms, top quality people) @btssmutgalore @floralseokjin @velvethoseok @imdifferentshadesofpurple @igot7bangtanbaes @rude–jude

omfg i swear im forgetting people uh uh NIC WHO USED TO BE RUDEBOYWONHO WHO RECENTLY CHANGED HER URL AND WE BLOG AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY AKSJDLKASJDL im so lmao bad at this im sorry

hopefully~~~ this is helpful!

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anonymous asked:

Hi... i have literally NO IDEA what goes on in Tumblr social circles, so i have a question: who is riptidescap and what did they do?? (I'm really sorry if this is insensitive or something, I just don't know who to ask...) (please don't feel obligated to answer if it makes you uncomfortable or anything tho!!)

Thanks for asking so nicely <3

I’m answering this one anon as a proxy for the dozen or so I’ve received asking what’s going on; I really would prefer not to talk about the details of it after this, if possible. (Under a read more because it got long.)

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1440 followers ....OMG!!... I’M OVERWHELMED

I joined tumblr a couple weeks after the first trailer for season 7 released, the one with Cersei saying “Enemies to the east…” I never checked how many people were following me because the APP on my phone somehow was stuck at 10 and though I would get notifications as time went by I assumed I had somewhere about 100 - 200 followers. My obsession with the posts and the metas never really gave me the opportunity or the inclination to check how many followers I have. 

I don’t know why I never thought of checking from my Laptop before because I don’t use it very often unless I want to make a very long post but I did today and I was truly shocked to discover that I have 1400 plus followers. 

A BIG THANK YOU TO EACH ONE OF YOU FOR THINKING THAT THIS BLOG IS WORTHY OF FOLLOWING. I’M TRULY HUMBLED AND EXTREMELY OVERWHELMED!! 

There are a few people I have to thank and I have to use this opportunity to do that. 

Thank you @fedonciadale!! If not for you, I would’ve probably run in the opposite direction after what happened on my first day. You are one of the sweetest person I’ve ever met and I’m glad our friendship has extended beyond the fandom. I love you and you will continue to inspire me always. You are the reason why I stuck around and discovered this beautiful community and I promise you, I shall never ever forget that!!

Dearest @jonsasnow!! Thanks for being my friend, philosopher and guide on tumblr when I was so ignorant about it’s various ways and etiquette and never ever failing to respond to my queries however stupid or insignificant they were. I’m a fan of your writing and will always be. 

 Thank you @amymel86 for sending all the positive messages and I simply love your FICS!!!

@lookingatyousideways @rinsin68  @a-baleful-howl @natty86 @occupyvenus @stuckincinemascope @thenutofroyalty @geekprincess26 

I’ve enjoyed all our discussions and will always look forward to forward to more!!

Dear @thewesterwoman how I love your well thought out metas and logical reasoning!! I’ve enjoyed every single one of our conversations. 

Thank you @scullylikesscience for being the constant voice of reason in this fandom. 

I know I am missing many wonderful people, please forgive me and don’t hate me!!

And Finally @kitten1618x. My Jonsa soul sister!!  I SHARE “EVERYTHING JONSA” with you and more. When I need to discuss, when I need to vent, when I need to share, when i need to flail .. you are always there. Your concern for me moves me and I absolutely LOVE YOU to pieces!! Your well written metas continue to inspire. Thank you for BEING YOU!! 

Thank you @normadcisba for faithfully reblogging each one of my posts. Thank you @knives78 for all the interactive asks.  

Now I’m going to take a little time to say something that I should’ve probably said very long ago. When I first joined Tumblr on the very first day, I was misunderstood by a few bloggers. I won’t name anyone and I don’t want to get into the details of what happened because it doesn’t really matter anymore. I just want to tell all of them that I understand that a misunderstanding is really just that - A MISUNDERSTANDING.

I hold no grudges against anyone. I didn’t then, I don’t now and I won’t ever. This is me taking a step forward and saying earnestly with an open heart that if you are a fellow shipper and do not like to spread hate just like me, I’ll welcome you with a broad smile, always. 

Since I can’t tag each one of my followers, my mutuals and the blogs I follow, this is me thanking everyone of you from the very bottom of my heart for making my journey in this fandom a beautiful and a wonderful one and I’m sincerely looking forward to continuing this beautiful journey. 

This is a special announcement that Tumblr has messed up your feed.

In conjunction with their new safe mode filtering on mobile devices, seems Tumblr just rolled out a system where a combination of moderators and automated processes screens Tumblr posts for sensitive content.

For whatever unknown reason, quite a few posts on this blog has been deemed “sensitive content” by Tumblr and therefore is hidden unless you opt out of safe mode. I have reported reviews for the many dozens of posts that were clearly mistakenly marked sensitive… but if you happen to run into one, please take the extra 17 seconds to click on the option to tell Tumblr that they are in fact, wrong. Thank you kindly.

anonymous asked:

47 for director sanvers, if it strikes your fancy?

A/N: I had SO MUCH FUN with this prompt. So thanks for that :) It also got really long because I enjoyed myself…

47. “No one needs to know.” 

Alex and Lucy swore up and down that they’d be just fine while Maggie went away for a couple of weeks. After all, Lucy knew how to cook, and Alex was a pro at finding the best takeout deals, so they wouldn’t starve. They were both highly trained and decorated soldiers, so they would certainly be able to protect themselves. And they were both clean enough that the apartment wouldn’t deteriorate while she was gone.

For the most part, they were fine. They missed Maggie like crazy, but they called her every night and sent her incredibly dirty pictures once she let them know she was back in her hotel room. They even managed to send out a postcard or two after they got the first two from Maggie and realized they might be slacking a bit in their girlfriend duties.

But neither of them realized just how fickle Maggie’s bonsai trees were. They had never been happier to remember that M’gann had taken in her two favorite ones—the ones she’d had since her very first assignment in Gotham—though they did wonder if that choice had been intentional.

“Alex!” Lucy hissed, pulling Alex’s attention away from the medical journal she’d been reading.

“What?” Alex whined.

“I need your help!”

“Get your own damn beer,” Alex huffed, settling back down into the couch.

“Not that. Come look at Maggie’s tree.” Lucy chewed on her lower lip as she took in the sight of the half-dead bonsai tree.

“Fuck,” Alex muttered, noticing how distinctly unhealthy it looked. “Um, we’ve been watering it, right?”

“Yeah? I mean, I think so…don’t trees just grow naturally and shit?”

“I think the little guys need some extra help.”

“Is that a short joke? It’s not fair when Maggie isn’t here to help me defend our honor.”

“No…well, not intentionally,” Alex chuckled. “Okay, so do we just…water it a little extra?”

“Maybe? Yeah, I guess.”

So they gave it quite a bit of water and went to bed feeling okay about their actions, though they were noticeably reticent during their evening call with Maggie.

The next morning, however, the tree looked even worse. “Luce…” Alex called out.

“What?” Lucy asked from the kitchen where she was preparing eggs for the two of them.

“Um…the tree looks like shit. I think we fucked it up even more.”

“How is that possible? Isn’t water always good?” Lucy ranted, plating their eggs and hurrying over to inspect the damage. “Okay…maybe we can google some answers.”

Which is how the two girlfriends found themselves deep in the online world of bonsai blogs that morning, clicking through links about caring for them that were more often than not full of personal anecdotes and words of wisdom that had Lucy and Alex giggling and snorting into their coffee.

“Ooh! This blog sounds more our style!” Alex called out, motioning for Lucy to look at her laptop screen. “It’s called, ‘Badass Bonsais.’”

“What sort of loser dude-bro names his blog that?” Lucy laughed.

“Nope. Look in the bio, this one is run by a woman!”

“Huh, okay…I guess we can look through it.” So they began scrolling and reading the surprisingly witty and insightful posts. “She’s sort of cool,” Lucy eventually conceded. “I think she might bat for our team too.”

“You think everyone bats for our team,” Alex scoffed.

“Uh, they all would if they met us.”

“We are attractive…”

Before they could get too distracted, Alex turned her attention back to the blog, clicking through a few more articles that seemed directly relevant to questions of how to care for the trees. “Wait a second…is that our living room?”

“Huh?” Lucy asked, looking up from her phone where she’d gotten distracted by a Buzzfeed article Kara sent to their group text. “Oh, hey! That looks like Maggie’s tree.”

“Dude…I think that is Maggie’s tree. Think about it: this blogger is a woman, probably a gay woman. We both find her oddly charming and her bonsai puns delightfully endearing, rather than weird. And that is 100% our furniture in the background of these photos.” After a long enough pause for it to be dramatic, Alex declared: “Maggie runs the Badass Bonsais blog!”

After a moment, Lucy burst out laughing. “Oh my god! We have to tease her about this forever!”

After they enjoyed a good laugh, Alex seemed to sober. “Shit…if she runs a blog, she definitely cares about these stupid little trees a lot. Which means we have royally fucked up.”

“Okay, but no one needs to know,” Lucy corrected, looking sternly at Alex. “We still have a few days; we’ll fix it by then.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes, trust me.”

Hours later, they found themselves writing desperate please in online bonsai tree care forums under the username, “Badass Bonsai Babes.”

“We should make up a backstory in case Maggie reads these forums,” Lucy suggested.

“Ooh, good thinking! Um…here, how about this? ‘Hey! My best gal pal and I are looking after our friend’s bonsai. Our friend is a great guy, who is also an accountant. We might have messed up his tree a little. Please advise.’”

“How did you possibly make it through a lie detector test?” Lucy laughed, staring incredulously at Alex.

“Because I’m an amazing liar.”

“That sounds absurd!”

“No…I offer just a bit too much personal information just like all the other weirdos on these forums! Therefore, I blend in perfectly. Boom.”

Shrugging, Lucy conceded, “Alright, maybe…add a typo. Maggie would never believe you’d let an imperfect draft go live.”

“Good thinking!” Alex quickly switched advise to advice, then abbreviated please to plz before finally hitting post. They watched with bated breath as the replies began to come in.

“What kind of bonsai does your friend have?” is how almost all of them started.

They both shrugged. “Um…it sort of looks like the sad tree in Charlie Brown’s Christmas episode?” Lucy wrote back.

Ignoring the somewhat condescending responses, they were at least able to get at the fact that they were likely working with a Juniper, which had rather important watering instructions that they definitely hadn’t followed. After sending pictures of the browning needles that had begun falling off of the branches, they were advised to simply get a new tree, which brought them to a quirky bonsai shop downtown that Monday morning—just one day before Maggie was due home.

“What the fuck?” Lucy hissed. “How are they so expensive?”

Alex just shrugged, feeling rather awkward lugging around the bonsai they’d killed, which looked even worse now, almost entirely bereft of needles. The shopkeeper had looked judgmentally at her, eyeing the dead Juniper suspiciously and asking Alex to stand farther away from her bonsais.

Finally Alex went directly up to the counter. “Look, I need a tree that looks exactly like this one with a matching pot. Do you have something?”

The woman explained that she could carefully repot the tree for them, since she didn’t trust them to do it (and, she explained, it shouldn’t be done frequently, but she would do them a favor). She helped them look through the Junipers and find one that looked at least similar to the one they’d killed—or, the way it looked before they’d killed it.

One expensive purchase and a lengthy repotting process later, Alex and Lucy were ready. They set the tree up exactly where Maggie’s old one had been and prayed she wouldn’t notice.

Maggie said nothing when she got home. It helped that she was distracted by the sight of her two girlfriends waiting for her in lingerie, matching grins on their faces, ready to apologize for a plant crime she didn’t know they’d committed.

They were pretty sure they had gotten away with it when they didn’t hear a word from Maggie for a full week. But then Lucy got an email from Alex with the subject line “*facepalm*” that contained a link to the Badass Bonsais blog.

She pulled it up, finding a new post with a picture of their newest acquisition. It began: “Well, you were right. Turns out my favorite Badass Bonsai Babes (hey, guys, by the way!) weren’t quite up to the pressure of caring for my little guys just right. Thanks to all for the suggestions about leaving my favorites with a friend. But, these two were sweet enough to try to replace my lovely Juniper with this new one—as if any gardener worth their salt wouldn’t notice!—so there will still be tales and lessons learned with this one. To be continued!”

For almost half a decade, Tuseday was Magi day for me. There was always that rush of excitement before the backstage blog got updated, and after that was time to read the latest Sinbad no Bouken chapter. In mid 2016, Shounen Sunday became available to buy digitally and would try finish translating the backstage entry before my download is finished. I can’t believe that after a month, Tuesday would go back to being an ordinary day.

I’ve been an anime fan since I was little and started reading manga over a decade ago. I’ve been mostly a volume reader or wait for a seies to finish to read it in one sitting. Magi is actually the only manga that I’ve been following week-by-week for years. I’m also following the Promised Neverland, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get this invested in a manga like Magi again. In the case of, say, the Persona series, a new game or a remake is released twice a decade and the fandom gets revived. However, in the case of Magi, it’s just going to end and everyone is slowly going to move on to other things. Who knows? Maybe due to the success of SnB, we’ll get another spin-off centered around another faction, or maybe a few one-shots by Ohtaka every few years. I hope there will be no long-running sequels, though, especially something that Ohtaka will barely be involved in.

After Magi ends, I plan to continue my Magi re-read to get a better perspective on the entire story. Much like my other favorite series, I think I’m going to keep checking the Magi tags on pixiv every now and then and appreciate fanart/read fics.

Also, as of this month, this blog is three years old. Can’t believe I stuck with it this long without losing interest lol!

assuming no one from my dnd group is gonna be fucking peeking on my blog because i know at least three of them have my url

Anyway these two ladies run the local weapons shop in the town our heroes are gonna start out in. One of the three quests I have planned for my team involves a challenge these two devised a few years back as a game/tournament for the town. Essentially, below their shop is an intricate basement with puzzles and monsters on each floor. You pay to play, you win prizes based on how far you make it in their gauntlet. Because it’s gotten so popular, they make a killing selling tickets to watch heroes attempt to run the course. That said, they certainly make enough to give out some killer prizes.

They’re also a super cute couple.

I don’t think feminists should have to be all nice & sweet or all sunshine & daisies (especially in the face of disrespect) but I do believe you should figure out what is going to be your intent or goal of a conversation.

Is your purpose going to be more about shaming, talking shit, degrading, or humiliating the person opposing you? Or about enlightening, educating, & making an ally out of this person? 

It’s hard as fuck to remain calm when debating someone who hasn’t an ounce of respect for you but what’s going to be more your point? That you can outwit them with your insults or that you spread rather important information that could potentially protect someone in the long-run? That they in turn could start spreading this information that helps our cause. 

I’m not saying that you “sinking down to their level” makes you the same as them (cause chances are, that isn’t true) but just more that you’re diluting the purpose of the movement, which is to protect the rights & ensure safety for all genders & of course, all people, not talk shit.

This isn’t directed to people using sarcasm or satire to cope or answer condescending questions or statements. This isn’t directed to people who are being alarmingly harassed by someone hellbent on missing the point & who has no interest in learning a damn thing, you can only be so kind & patient for so long. No, this is directed to the ‘feminists’ that choose to degrade a person for asking a question, generally one from a trans person, guy, or a confused girl. Who themselves miss the point of a question or statement & decide to berate them instead of debating or conversing intelligibly. 

I’ve seen so much unnecessary shit talking on feminism blogs the last few days my head hurts from it. I wish the people who asked those questions could have actually found someone who would’ve taken the time to give them the information they were looking for, instead of being called stupid or a misogynist for not knowing everything about feminism. 

It’s misleading to run a feminist blog & then hate on everyone who has a question about feminism, or doesn’t understand how something is sexist or misogynistic. We’re all constantly learning & unlearning, so maybe help the cause instead of harming it. Idk.

anonymous asked:

people give you guys so much shit its disgusting. sometimes idk how you manage to stay in this hell fandom, but im glad you do. keep doing you and being amazing ✌️

I’ve come pretty close to quitting since I started running this blog with Ghost. I’ve even had my family get on me about sticking to this and not taking breaks. As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve had quite a few breakdowns and my family’s been there to witness a couple of them. It usually causes an argument because on one hand, they don’t want to see me so messed up, but they also don’t want me to keep doing this if it results in breakdowns, y’know? They don’t get why I keep coming back and picking myself up again.

But despite the bumps in the road, I do enjoy running the blog and I do love the ship, so I try to stick through it because I know a lot of folks are counting on us to keep up That Good McHanzo Content™. I’ve made so many friends on this blog and I honestly consider our followers to be friends, which I guess is why I have a habit of making personal posts on here? You’re more than a number to me. I value each and every follower, and you guys are genuinely friends in my eyes.

When I have stuff like this happen, it helps when we get positive messages like this, because I’m a very emotional person and I tend to feed off of the emotions of others. If I’m surrounded by positivity and support, then I’m usually able to overcome My Problems™ (for the moment) and push on. 

So thank you for taking the time to send us a message like this, and thank you to the other folks who’ve sent similar messages. I really appreciate it, more than words can explain. ❤