other than the internet

why do some of yall have to be so blatantly not nice for no apparent reason other than catering to some ugly ass aesthetic and/or internet persona you built for yourself

I think the worst thing that fandom culture and the increasing acknowledgement of fandom culture from creators has wrought is this

incredible amount of entitlement that people in said fandoms get like

just because creators know something is a thing in a fandom doesn’t mean they have to do it or else they hate their fans. It’s a consistent thing I’m seeing more and more in fandoms and it’s getting worse. Like all the steven universe garbage that’s happened over that show’s run and now overwatch like

people are wishing other people dead because a robot ninja and an angel woman are dating. and there are people who are legit horrified at the sheer concept of characters being straight and I’m just sat here wondering how they can possibly tolerate real life.

the fact that people get so entrenched in what they perceive as author approval when their ships and headcanons aren’t immediately shut down, despite said author interacting with the fanbase, that their mental health deteriorates when something contradictory is even hinted at is just sickening like

I just went on twitter and saw people legitimately wanting to kill a man on the overwatch team because of gency and like

its. not. yours.

you do not own overwatch. you do not own steven universe. you do not own anything you’re fandoming so hard over. rebecca sugar could tomorrow have pearl confess her love to renaldo and the overwatch team could make torbjornXpharah and both of them would be canon because it’s THEIR CREATION AND THEY DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS.

THEY get to decide what to do with it. Not you. It is NOT YOURS.

I absolutely think fandom/tumblr culture has led to more death threats and harassment than any other thing on the internet and I think if creators want to avoid it, the best way is to just stop acknowledging the fandoms. Because they’ll twist whatever they can get their filthy hands on so they can shit on other people and never feel remorse or grow as people because they’re doing it to be “progressive”

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Spotted at co-worker Kim Bryant’s house: a super classy reference bookcase, complete with dictionary podium. It’s just the kind of thing I imagine putting in my library room, if I could ever afford to have a library room. (Kim and her husband, Chris Willey, keep it in the hallway.)

This thing isn’t just for show: Chris says, “Every few days to look up a word I’ve seen somewhere (in a book or article) or one I’m thinking of but of which I’ve forgotten the meaning. … I highlight anything I look up.”

Is it better than using the Internet? “Yes! If for no other reason than it doesn’t have annoying ads all over it.” I can’t argue with that.

-Nicole

P.S. In case you’re wondering, the highlighted word in this photo is “demiurgic.”

The Special Place

Originally posted by i-fuckworldus

Dylan x Reader

Summery: Dylan finally escapes the friendzone

Warnings: sex, 18+ gif under cut


You liked to think that you could completely trust your best friend, you had known him since before you could sit up, so out of the blue when he sent you a message asking for you to drop clothes at an address you agreed.

Now, looking at the tiny run down building you were doubting it. He didn’t notice you’d pulled up, jumping as he tried to light his cigarette but found the wind that hissed around the open field to strong.

“Ah thank you, you’re a life saver.” He chuckled as he gave up on the cigarette and hurried to help you grab on of the bags.

“I thought I had the wrong place.” You chuckled as he hurried you in out of the wind as it started to rain.

“This is um… kind of like my secret place.” He glanced at you and smiled when you spotted a picture of the two of you grinning on the bedside table.

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  • Jun: Why am I not a banana?
  • Joshua: Because your genetic code dictates you are a human. However, it should please you to know that you share fifty to sixty percent of your DNA with a banana.
  • Jun: Thanks, Josh.
  • DK: ...Are you telling me some people are ten percent more banana than other people?
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5/365 Days of Jung Daehyun   : I like his mouth a lot 

The Birds and the Bees, Part 2 (Jughead x Reader)

Part 1

Imagine: In preparation for your first time with Jughead, you seek out advice and guidance from your friend, Archie. As you spend time with Archie, Jughead starts to get the wrong idea.

Warnings: Discussion of sexual acts (no smut though!)


“What’s it like to have sex?”

Archie sputtered the water he’d been drinking, staring at you incredulously. Jughead had went to the bathroom, leaving you alone with Archie with just enough time to ask the million dollar question.

“Why?” Archie asked, getting red in the face.

You groaned. “Because I think Jughead and I are gonna do it soon and I’m scared.”

After admitting to Jughead you were ready to become physically intimate, you began taking part in what Veronica referred to as “heavy petting”. Which was simple enough, but the act of sex itself was a whole other ballgame, and coming sooner than you were prepared for. The Internet was a confusing source of information, so you figured you’d search for a firsthand account yourself.

“Why don’t you ask Betty or Veronica?” Archie said.

“It could make things weird between them and Jughead if they knew all about our business. You guys are like brothers, and frankly, I trust you more.” You smiled hopefully. “Plus, you know what guys like.”

Archie groaned, burying his face in a pillow. “This is too weird.”

“Please?” You whined, pouting.

He sighed, relenting. “Fine. We need more time, though. And we meet in private. I don’t want someone overhearing and telling Veronica what I’m talking to you about.”

Jughead returned. “Hey guys. What are you talking about?”

You smiled sweetly, a plan concocting. “Archie just offered to accompany me for my voice solo for the solo-ensemble competition! So we need the room a couple of times a week for a while.”

Jughead raised an eyebrow. “Why can’t I be here? I live here.”

You feigned a frown. “I’m really self conscious about my voice, Jug. I can’t focus if I know you can hear my singing. It would make me feel a lot better if you were downstairs while we’re rehearsing.”

Jughead shrugged, wrapping an arm around you with a smile. “Anything for my girl.”

Your eyes met Archie’s across the room and you grinned mischievously. Operation: Birds and the Bees was in effect.

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Just a Theory

Peridot starts spamming online message boards with sarcastic “The rebellion was an inside job” memes. Nothing happens at first, other than Lapis giving her an Internet timeout for a few hours, but when Peridot logs back on again, she finds a strange message. It turns out a pack of Homeworld Peridots have noticed her online influence and now wish to know more about what really happened in the war. Peridot takes advantage of her sisters’ naivety and tells them a bunch of silly stories, eventually leading to the Homeworld Peridots believing that Pink Diamond was really Rose Quartz all along.

Guess who’s going to have their fifth internet technician in three weeks come out on Wednesday? Me! 

(And guess who has also been classified as a ‘repeat trouble caller’ by the company’s customer service team? Me! 

I work in customer service. I’m so fucking nice to other reps it’s not even funny. So to be classified that makes me laugh forever.)

Art Critique PSA:

I’ll preface this by saying that I am pro critique.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without countless artists redlining my work and helping me make it better.  This post is not about the merits of critique.  This is about something that bothers me on a personal level, which is the habit some people have of attempting to offer critique (or being flat out negative in a useless sort of way) after a piece has been finished.

When you come across a finished piece of art on someone’s blog or in their gallery, then you’ve officially missed your opportunity to offer negative criticism critique.

Originally posted by plumkat

So unless the artist asks for your opinion, consider the following before leaving your comment:
  • Is it T.rue?
  • Is it H.elpful?
  • Is it I.nspiring?
  • Is it N.ecessary?
  • Is it K.ind?

Originally posted by nnnewtscamander

If you see a finished work that you like, tell the artist!  It makes them feel happy and encouraged.  But don’t leave negative comments, because the artist is no longer working on that piece.  So telling them what you don’t like about it only accomplishes two things.  One, it gives you a false sense of authority on the matter, and two, it discourages the artist and can make them feel like failures who should just give up.

The piece is done.  There’s no changing it.  So why point out what’s wrong with it?

Believe me when I say that artists are their own harshest critics.  If there is something technically wrong with perspective, proportions, etc., they already know, and probably reached a point where they needed to just be done with it.

Pointing out those types of errors on a finished piece just brings the artist down, and it’s condescending, too, because it assumes the artist isn’t already aware of the issues.  Trust me.  They know!

The only time it is polite to offer critical input on an art piece is when the artist has specifically requested such, and chances are they already have sought critique somewhere else.  Artists don’t generally seek out critique on their personal blogs.  Instead–and to much greater effect–they usually ask for help from artists and mentors IRL, or on sites that have designated critique areas.

And yes, I know everyone is entitled to their opinions.  But ask yourself… does that mean you need to subject others to them at all times?  The answer is no.  You don’t.  So T.H.I.N.K before you comment, and if you have any doubts, MOVE ON.

anonymous asked:

hello i was just wondering if you knew anywhere i can read up and learn about traditional witchcraft? like books or websites or anything im just kind of lost about it, a witch i know calls it historical and ancient witchcraft made modern and im not sure if thats accurate bc she isnt a traditional witch but it sounds very interesting to me and ive been trying to learn more, both the history and the basics but i havent been able to find much on tumblr or the internet other than a basic definition

Traditional witchcraft often serves as a reconstruction of what we believe, from the sources of folklore and history we have, witches did and the roles they served. It is based in and inspired by the lore of witches in the Early Modern Period. 
I actually compiled a ‘where to begin and a few definitions’ post a while ago, right here
I’m also going to reccommend books by Gemma Gary. They’re usually pretty life changing for witches who read them, if Cornish witchery is something you’re interested in looking into. 
It’s usually difficult finding traditional resources from the outside looking in. We’re a small community and are often very secretive. Once you start reading some books and finding a path to follow, it’ll be easier to find. 

Em’s 2000 Followers Milestone Pt. 1: Follow Forever!

These people are truly some of the kindest, friendliest, sweetest, most compassionate, and most intelligent individuals that I’ve ever met in my life. I am so thankful for the relationships that I’ve been able to form with all of you thus far and I hope that throughout all of the hardships and distractions that life throws our way, we can continue to be a part of each other’s lives as something more than just Internet pals or mutual fans of the HTTYD franchise–but as real friends–no matter the distance between us.

AND..

A special thank you to all of my buddies in bold! You’ve been such great friends to me through everything from daily school stress to fun times freaking out over HTTYD! If I could walk through this computer screen and give you all hugs I would do it in a heartbeat! I really do cherish our friendships that we’ve been able to foster and I could honestly go on for hours about what I love about each and everyone of you but I’m not going to make you sit through all of that sappiness (yet). Hopefully I’ll be able to deliver all those hugs in person someday! But for now, I love you guys and I hope you have an amazing day! 

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When we think about meeting people who will have the kind of importance in our lives, it seems impossible that they could live miles and miles away. It seems impossible that we can bond with someone over FaceTime calls and texts. Adults ingrave into our minds that the people we meet on the internet have no purpose in our lives other than to destroy it.

I feel bad for the people who still try to tell us that internet friendships or relationships aren’t comparable to a real life one, because they believe the internet is only full of danger.

Those people don’t know what it feels like…
To finally meet your best friend.

—  poems-she-wrote
Logged in - Part 1

Originally posted by canonspngifs

Summary: Dean x Reader: Sam tells Dean and the reader about a new online community for hunters and they both scoff at him, but secretly use it and end up drawn to each other.

Word Count: 4803

Triggers: None really

Y/N = Your name  

Note: Wanted to try out a different format of writing. Let me know what you think!

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

“You found it where?” The question came out as more of a barked laugh as Dean threw his brother a quizzical look that mirrored yours over his raised beer bottle. You were enjoying a post hunt celebratory beer when Sammy let it slip where he’d found the last bit of day-saving info that got you your monster.

“I told you, I was talking to this hunter from Arizona online and…” Sam started parroting his earlier words over Dean’s laugh as you both looked at the younger hunter with a mix of shock and amusement. 

“Yeah, yeah… But a  forum? There’s really a hunter’s forum online? What’s next, tinder for demons?” You asked, your words only making Dean laugh harder as the younger hunter threw you both one of his trademarked bitchy glares.

“It’s not a forum, it’s more like an information sharing channel where you can chat with other hunters,” Sam said, standing up for the service that had saved your lives, not matter how silly it sounded to you.

“So it’s a chat then? Like… Lol, brb, just need to gank this monster real quick,” You threw the words back at Sam with a shit-eating grin, earning you another wink and a laugh from the older hunter that made your heart jump in your chest. Yeah, you really liked making Dean Winchester laugh, even if poor Sammy got the bad end of the deal. Still, you did find the whole idea of a hunter’s chat kind of silly. What happened to the days where you had to rely on wit and phone calls to survive a hunt? Maybe you were just being overly sentimental, but you doubted all the info you could get online was as reliable as some good ol’ fashioned research.

“No (Y/N), it’s just a place to share info with other hunter who might have hunted the same thing before. A place to get tips and tricks and…” Sam started, the big guy clearly not knowing when to give up. Hell, by now you were just pulling his leg as you smiled into your beer bottle. Sure, the site had saved your asses, but hell… Sam was your best friend, he was like a brother to you. And what sister didn’t enjoy annoying her brother? Sure, the service, from what Sam had told you before the ribbing started, seemed reliable and like an alternative way of finding info and getting to know other hunters, but that didn’t mean you had to completely buy into the idea. Especially not when you could annoy your techie best friend for a while. 

“So… Demon pinterest? Big baddie reddit? Ooooh! I know, I know! Hunter’s wikipedia!” You said, grinning at the frustrated younger Winchester as he rolled his eyes at you.

“(Y/N)…” Sam sighed your name over Dean’s barked laughs as you softened your smile into something sweeter.  

“Yeah, yeah Sammy. Sorry, I know it saved us. Thanks,” You said, raising your bottle to touch the neck of it against his and stopping your teasing of the other hunter before he rolled his eyes so hard at you that they got stuck in the back of his head. “But that doesn’t mean I have to completely buy into it,” You added, still not fully sure about the service Sammy had been raving about before the teasing started.

“Yeah, you never know who’s on the other side, could be some kid thinking it’s all just roleplaying. Y’could end up with bad info,” Dean agreed with you, taking on a big brotherly tone, as if he was admonishing his kid brother about internet safety and stranger danger, though Sam clearly could take care of himself. “Books seem safer, you can rely on ‘em. And when they fail you, Bobby’s just a phone call away,”

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anonymous asked:

Have you ever gotten in a drinking contest with the others. Aren't you kinda like Thor and Steve (where they once drank that really fermented wine from Asgard and they weren't more than like slightly tipsy)? Is that at thing?

yes, we do have drinking contests but we play in teams as part of an elaborate drinking game called ‘forget your traumas.’ 

right now the teams are “water-related trauma;” which is tony and steve, “brainwashing & assassins;” which his me, nat and clint, and “anger issues” which is thor and dr banner.

 right now the method of play is some kind of freeze tag? and the floor is lava. there are ping pong balls involved. jarvis keeps track of the rules and tells people when they have to drink. we never know who wins though because we cant agree if winning is the most or the least drunk.

berkiangirl  asked:

I have never met a hardcore HP fan other than on the internet. And even there, I have never met a fan who read the story as I did (which is what's amazing about this story). But you, you seem to get me. Your interpretations are so spot on. And finally, finally someone who gets the deep, deep affection I have for Harry. He's my fav too, Ginny is my fav, Fred's my worst death. Everything I feel, you express it perfectly through ur words or ur art, and I love you for that. Thx bc I feel less alone.

You are not alone! Ever!

One thing I learned as a potterhead is that we are never alone in this fandom. I feel like I can talk about everything and someone will understand my headcanons and my opinions, my interpretations. Of course, it’s not the same to everyone. Some people just can’t imagine Harry with a man bun, for instance, but I can and I started to draw him like this and it felt right to me. I could have kept that to myself. But more people started to get into this headcanon of long hair Harry with me! And then I was afraid to draw Hinny because I felt I was quite alone in this “shipping Hinny” thing. No one else seemed to have the same vision I had about this pairing because I’ve seen so many hate on them. And when I introduced the headcanon of Ginny with a pixie cut?? I had to put up with some confused drarry shippers thinking I was drawing Draco and not Ginny, but aaah then I literally didn’t give a damn. I love drawing and I love Hinny. I am feeling free as a bird, just drawing whatever I want and bringing my imagination to life to the point of receiving messages from people saying they are not feeling alone with my art. This makes me feel less alone too :)

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Color Palette Meme ☆ ☆

Asked by @kirei-na-jinsei: Lelouch//Color(s) I Associate with this Character

freshfriedtrash  asked:

I feel like the people who cry to get rid of porn or problematic ship art have some hidden kinks of their own they're ashamed of, or are suppressing their sexuality so much that they have to suppress others' too because they're so insecure with their own.

And I feel like you’re absolutely right.  I also think most of them are terrified of being ostracized online the way they probably are in real life, so they go along with whatever the rest of the crowd is doing.  They’re petrified of anyone finding the skeletons in their own closets, because they know they could be the target of the next “call out” post, and would quickly lose most of the people they currently see as “friends”.  Feeling morally superior to others actually produces a chemical reaction in the brain that can become addictive, so this behavior is like a drug to them.

I do think, though, that many of these people apparently don’t realize how things are on the internet, and have been for the past two DECADES: Fan works were just harder to share back then, because there were less places to host it.  They truly act like ANY of what they find is a “new” thing, and they also act like they could ever actually DO anything about it.  The fact that they honestly believe fiction so deeply impacts reality is painfully regressive, and very conservative in nature.  But then, I think a lot of it has less to do with morality than using ethics as an excuse for censoring what they just don’t happen to like.  It’s shipping wars taken to the next level, and it blows my mind how pompous and self-righteous these people are that they think they can control and emotionally manipulate others, rather than taking responsibility for their OWN internet browsing. 

Like, if they think the rest of us have never stumbled upon shit we never wanted to see, they’re outta their goddamn minds.  We shook hands with “goatse” before they were even a twinkle in their mother’s uterus, and now we can look back on it–and things like it–with a gained maturity and realization about the nature of the internet: The consequences of a collective space to let it all “hang out”.  Human beings are messed up, and we love shit that makes us feel safe and normal in comparison.  Why do you think we gawk at traffic accidents?  Why do we thrive on creepy stories like the ones at r/letsnotmeet (frequently the source for Youtube horror narrations)?  We’re weird, morbid fucks, that’s why.

Basically, the people that try to police fandoms are just a bunch of spoiled, sheltered brats that aren’t used to not getting their way, and can’t grasp the idea of IGNORING and FILTERING what they don’t want to see online.  And, somehow, they seem to believe they have authority to tell others what to do.

Always laugh directly in their faces, and remind them how much they DON’T MATTER.