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LATEST #NORBURY UPDATE:

In 1893 ACD killed off Sherlock Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls and as a result induced mass fan outrage with over 20,000 people cancelling their subscription to The Strand magazine.

After being absolutely bombarded with complaint messages (and people literally taking to the streets wearing mourning clothes) however, Doyle revived Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and then properly in “The Empty Hearse”.

Now it seems we have our own “Final Problem” to address. If it’s an ARG/meta-narrative Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss want, it’s what they’re going to get.

LET’S GET #NORBURY TRENDING.
Set your alarm. Save the time.

26th February
6AM-12PM PDT
2PM-8PM GMT

REMEMBER:
- Keep it classy. Pithy arguments, thought-out responses. No cheap insults/name-calling etc. We want to start a conversation.
- Best not to @ Mark Gatiss or any other members of the cast/crew of Sherlock. If you really want to tag someone I suppose BBC One is a possibility.
- Using old Twitter accounts is better than new ones because your tweets may be invalidated/not counted towards the trend.
- It’s more likely that tweets will count towards the trend if you have a full twitter bio/profile picture/are following people/have mentioned and replied to tweets before.
- We need over an estimated 1700 tweets to trend during this time.
- The more people involved, the better. Message your friends! Spread the word.

Hopefully through this we’ll not only be able to address the problem of queer baiting within BBC Sherlock, but begin a public conversation about the manipulation of LGBT viewers as an ongoing issue within media.

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themortalscout  asked:

if you're feelin this: dva and zenyatta bonding? my buddy and i have been playing those two in comp nonstop and we're a mini deathball of our own when put together.

@themortalscout a thousand apologies for how late this is!!


It starts when Hana types up a program that will track Zenyatta’s discord orbs directly in her HUB.

To speed things up, she tells him; now she can just go directly for the targets instead of waiting for Zenyatta to call out who he’s discorded through comm. He doesn’t think much of it at the time, merely offers to look through the program with Genji and Lúcio to see if they couldn’t tweak it to perfection, and Hana’s smile is bright and genuine as she agrees.

And then they’re on the field, and then he throws his orb of discord on an enemy, and Hana is shouting in comm, “Ten o’clock, semi-auto long-range rifle, reloading after twelve shots - ”

Acknowledged,” Genji says, soon echoed by his brother Hanzo, and Hana has barely taken a step in her mech before shurikens descend on the hapless ‘bot, distracting it enough for Hanzo to nail it with an arrow to the head. Zenyatta’s orb of discord returns to him in short order and Genji says cheerfully, “Why didn’t we think of doing this sooner?”

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I don’t know if anyone watched the FACEBOOK Live of shadowhunters cast where Harry, Matt and Kat joined in. There was this part where they are answering the question: what are the best moments of the finale episode ?

The cast says Simon in the sun, the Simon and Clary moment in the end and Malec moment.

And Matt points out to Kat in a sarcastic way" Our moment is better than your stupid moment" 😂🙌🏼
It was such a MATT thing to say. I LOVE THE ENTIRE CAST AND I LOVE HOW MUCH MATT LOVES MALEC TOO :)

So yea!

Intern // Daveed Diggs x Reader

Author’s Note: hEy it’s my first post and lemme just lay down the law: my name is Kat and on this acc, my friend Haylea and I basically are gonna write fanfic on here cause we’re obsessed as h e c k. we don’t really have a defined schedule but we’ll try to post once a week. have a nice day and I hope you enjoy the fic.

Plot: Lin-Manuel is the reader’s cousin and he decides to give her an internship at the Hamilton set in honor of her graduating college. Things aren’t looking so great until Mr.Daveed Diggs bumps into her life.

Word Count: 876 (kinda short oopsies)

Warnings: lil bit of language ;)


Your first day. Nothing could go wrong. WRONG. VERY VERY WRONG. ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING COULD GO WRONG AND IT WILL. You sighed and put your backpack on your shoulders as you walked out of the cafe and to the theater. In order to calm your nerves, this morning’s anxiety-reliever was a large caramel latte with a double espresso. 

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Practical Magic: Writing Spells

I’ve had plenty of people ask me to do some spells for them - and believe me, I have no problem with this, because I love writing up and doing spells on behalf of others, provided certain criteria are met. But it kind of got me thinking about how many new witches often ask for spells, books of spells, simple spells, spell recipes, et cetera. I’ve seen hundreds of spell books (I’ve got a few from my early Craft days), but really, when it comes to seeing explanations on how to actually create spells, it seems like you have to get into more specific books.

Some books are great for teaching how to create your own spells: anything by Christopher Cunningham, Raymond Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft, and one of my personal favorites - Grimoire for the Green Witch by Ann Moura. Meanwhile, there are other books that give you a whole process, telling you that you have to do this, or have to do that. Frankly, I’ve never much liked books that tell you specifically how you should work  your practice. And this is a feeling many other witches share, and is the reason behind why the majority of experienced witches warn against books written by Silver Ravenwolf.

I cannot and will not tell you how you should write spells. But I can explain what my process is, and what I’ve seen others use. If you find it helpful and would like to take certain aspects and incorporate them into  your practice, you are more than welcome to!

To sum it all up, there’s a little list that I go over in my head: 1) Determine purpose, 2) Determine recipient, 3) What kind of spell feels right, 4) What ingredients must be used, 5) Write, 6) Work.

Purpose

At first glance, the purpose may seem obvious when it comes to designing your spell. “I need money, so I should do a money spell!” But what kind of money spell? How much money do you need? What do you need the money for? When do you need it? My current money candle has specific purposes carved and written on it, including financial stability, making rent on time, et cetera. It burns when I approach deadlines, and I envision specific amounts of money in those moments, even though I had envisioned a particular amount of money in my account when creating the candle.

This can be applied to any other working, as well. I had one friend of mine ask for a spell to help her with post-partum depression. I had to stop and think about what kind of help she would need from my end, and settled on a protection spell instead of a relaxation or peace spell.

It is important (and this is something agreed upon by nearly every witch I’ve met) to have a specific purpose when creating your spell, because it gives you clearer visualization, and doesn’t give the universe as much wiggle room to fuck with you.

Determine Recipient

This is another surprising one. “Well, obviously the person who asked me for the spell is the recipient!” Maybe so, but that isn’t always the case. My money candle is specific to me, so I don’t have to worry about determining the recipient or target for that specific spell. But sometimes you’ll have other people asking you for workings. And this is where it can sometimes be tricky.

Take, for instance, my friend. She asked for help with post-partum depression, which would instantly make it seem like she’s the target for the spell, right? This isn’t the case. Yes, a good amount of the spell is focused on her, but even more of it is geared toward her family, including her unborn child. I realized that when it comes to bringing her happiness and sending negativity away, focusing on protecting the family as a whole would do her more good than just warding her. So the recipient for the spell wasn’t just her, but her immediate family.

Even when doing workings for those who are closest to you, keep in mind who is being affected and why. When casting that spell for my boyfriend, am I doing it for his benefit? Maybe, but does he need it? Or am I casting the spell for both of our benefits? Or may be it’s just to make me feel better about that situation? Once you can narrow down who your recipient(s) will be, you can more easily move forward with the spell.

What kind of spell feels right?

This is more than a categorical question. It’s not just asking “protection, love, or banishment?” It’s also asking, “Candle, brew, ritual, or altar?”

This is where intuition begins to be your best friend. You’ve gotten through the logic stuff, and your heart now begins its work. I had a friend of mine who was ill. She was willing to have me work a spell for her health, and after I’d gotten through the previous steps, there was the thought of “well, I could do a sachet, candle, or oil.” Oil didn’t feel right, and this determination was brought on by gut feeling that was confirmed by her commenting on how she’s allergic to some oils.

I then thought about the sachet, but realized that I didn’t really need such a “slow-burn” spell for her situation. She had already seen a doctor and was being medicated, so instead it would be better off helping the medicine do its work.

So I created a candle, dressed it in amethyst oil, and gifted it to her. She’s practiced in witchcraft, so she knew what to do with it from that point on. My spellwork went into it, but she was going to feed and burn it.

This is where mind and heart work together to get your spell going. If it feels right to have a ritual, then that’s what you need to do. If you feel like lighting a dressed candle would be best, then do it. The key is making sure the intent is there, and you don’t have any gut feelings holding you back on it.

What ingredients must be used?

Practicality goes into this question. Say I’ve settled on a witch bag. Obviously, the purpose is important. This is a protection bag for travel, so red cloth and a cord feel right (notice that I am using my feelings in addition to my mind on this). But what should go in the bag? This is for a friend of mine traveling across the country on her own for the first time, and she needs comfort and confidence - something to let her know that even though she’s in unfamiliar territory, her friends are still just a call away.

Scents are great for this. So for anxiety, I’m going to add a little mugwort to the bag. When she smells it, it has a grassy aroma that not only grounds, but relaxes. She wants to feel protected - a silver ring with a dragon feels right. I can charge it up and add it to the bag. Lavender seems right for giving some comfort, and its scent will mingle nicely with the mugwort. In goes some buds and three drops of essential oil.

As you can see, the ingredients are determined by logic (purpose) followed by intuition (what feels right). If you’re doing a candle spell, this is where you determine what color candle, whether it’s a taper, votive, or column, and what oils to dress it with. For ritual, you would be determining your incense, what will go on your altar, and why.

Writing

This is where there’s some variation. Many witches enjoy writing down there spells. I’m no different in this aspect. I love to write down my workings both for reference and so I can show them to the recipients (this allows them to make what changes they need to the spell in order to make it their own, and to eliminate any aspect of the spell which may make them uncomfortable).

But not all witches like to write down their spells, preferring to make each spell as unique as possible by working “on the fly.” This is entirely acceptable, and makes sense. For me, writing is much an act of spellwork as the working itself, so doing so helps me solidify and form the structural framework of the spell before the building and decoration goes in.

If you are one who prefers to write your spells, something to keep in mind is precise wording. Your spell may rhyme, if you’d like, but I’ve never liked turning my spells into songs or poems. They often gain a reverent and semi-formal style to them, but that’s because it feels right to me. Whether rhyming or not, you still would need to be as specific as possible. The universe likes playing around with vagueness. If it’s a positive affirmation spell intended to make your day go better, for example, you’d want to say “Today is a wonderful and positive day for me” rather than “Today will be a good day.” In that second phrase, you’re looking at when in the day it’ll be good (11:59 pm, something good happens, but the rest of the day’s been shit), what is good (good, huh? well, here’s a cookie! Work done!), and for whom (today will be a good day? sweet! Your dog gets a treat at 11:59 pm!). The first phrase narrows it down significantly (today is? Okay, obviously you mean right now; wonderful and positive… okay, so you want better confidence and things to go your way, I can do that; for you, okay… maybe a treat for the dog, but I’ll focus on you).

Once your spell is written out in a way you can recognize and would like to work with,  you’re ready to move on.

Working the Spell

You know what you’re doing and for whom. You have your magical mis en place. Now, you can work your spell. But here’s what I love about following this process. From the moment you’ve started thinking about what to do for the spell, the working has begun. Forming the recipe, gathering the ingredients, figuring out what it’s all for, have created the necessary circumstances for what can be seen as the height of the working, which is the actual act of it. But the foundation and focus and intent began long before you even picked up your pen.

My method is meant to take some time and start up my magic early so that it can build up and be that much more potent. Some people are comfortable just picking up stuff and working it. There is nothing wrong with that. This is my method, is all. Use it as you feel works best.

If you feel that the spells in Ann Moura’s grimoire are perfect for you, use them! Same with any other book. There’s nothing wrong with repurposing or adopting someone else’s spells, so long as your intent is there. But if you feel that you want your spells to begin and end with your hand, I hope you’ve found some good guidelines here on how to do it!

Blessed Be! )O(

Magnetic Chapter 2: No Place to Hide

Dean Winchester x Reader

2000 Words

Summary: After your hunt was messed up, you’re ready to leave town. But you stop for a drink first, running into someone you had hoped to never see again.

Catch Up: Chapter 1

Still fuming after your run in with those two ridiculously tall, handsome and annoying men, you quickly cleaned out your hotel room, planning on skipping town as soon as possible. There was nothing holding you to this place, and you were ready to move on, to find another hunt to take your mind off of the fact that you were alone, and would always be that way.

That’s why that handsome blockhead’s words stung so much. Because you didn’t hunt with anyone, you hadn’t let anyone get close to you since your Dad had died all those years ago. You didn’t want to open your heart, only to have another monster come and make it hurt once again. It was easier being alone.

It was then you made the rash decision to pull into the bar at the edge of town. One beer wouldn’t hurt, and hopefully it would mellow the mood you were in.

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the signs as game of thrones quotes (asoiaf & the show)

Aries: “I am the blood of the dragon. I must be strong. I must have fire in my eyes when I face them, not tears.”  Daenerys Targaryen

Taurus: “What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms… or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.” Aemon Targaryen

Gemini: “Pretty thing, and such a bad liar. A dog can smell a lie, you know. Look around you, and take a good whiff. They’re all liars here… and every one better than you.” Sandor Clegane

Cancer: “Every man who walks the earth casts a shadow on the world. Some are thin and weak, others long and dark. You should look behind you, Lord Snow. The moon has kissed you and etched your shadow upon the ice twenty feet tall.”  Melisandre

Leo: “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of a sheep.” Tywin Lannister 

Virgo: “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.”  Tyrion Lannister

Libra: “You waste time trying to get people to love you, you’ll end up the most popular dead man in town.” Bronn

Scorpio: “Swift as a deer. Quiet as shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords.” Arya Stark

Sagittarius:You will have little joy of your command, but I think you have the strength in you to do the things that must be done.  Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us.  Kill the boy and let the man be born.” Aemon Targaryen

Capricorn: “Windy and cold and damp. A miserable hard place, in truth… but my lord father once told me that hard places breed hard men, and hard men rule the world.” Theon Greyjoy

Aquarius: “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” Tyrion Lannister

Pisces: “I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell.” Jon Snow

Beckahmarie: When you’re camping out for Agents of SHIELD, and Chloe Bennet and Iain De Caestecker come and find you in line to give you candy and play Uno with you. Best first day of SDCC ever.

Wasps are better than Dragons

During a long fight with a red dragon our party was in a spot of bother; very little health left between us and no sign of defeating the dragon.

Warlock - “I cast hunger of Hadar…so that’s like 14 damage”

DM - “Blood splashes across the floor”

Bard - “I send my one remaining wasp from Giant Insect into the sphere”
*Wasp takes 9 damage from Hunger of Hadar*
Bard - “So a 21 to hit…the dragon takes a pitiful 5 damage”

DM - “….It dies. Your giant kamikaze wasp killed a Red Dragon congrats”

*High fives all around*

thetinylostsoul  asked:

I have my tiny calico kitten to offer to Wamuu and I have a question, if he doesn't mind answering it. Lord Kars and Lord Esidisi are above you. How does that work? Is it similar to the caste system (one's parents determine one's place in society)? Thank you for your time!

Ah, thank you. I like cats.

Primarily, my masters are above me because they are my elders, and they raised me. They are my betters, stronger and wiser than myself, and I pledge my service and my life to them as thanks for their mercy.

As far as the caste system goes, I admit I know little. They have not been entirely forthcoming with the history of our people, but I know a few things. Our people’s hierarchy seemed to be divided into certain tribes, or classes, mostly signified by the arrangement of horns. I believe the horns are decided by genetics, but the finer details of this are beyond me.

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Thank you, Ricky Whittle ♥  

Rest easy, Lincoln. We will miss you and we will always love you. 

For Lincoln.. the grounder with a heart of gold, who always thought he was a monster but never was, who just wanted to belong, the gentle protecter, for being the reason we knew that not all grounders are bad, for seeing past the separations of their civilisations in order to find peace, for being a fundamental reason in to why skaikru and grounders are were they are today, for his morals, for being loyal, for being everyone’s favourite cinnamon roll, for being my favourite. for always being a hero. Lincoln deserved better. 

For Linctavia… for being the boy from the ground who fell in love with the girl from the sky.. who wouldn’t let anyone hurt Octavia. who protected her without even knowing her. who always put her first. who gave gave her a home and found a home in her as well. for giving me the greatest otp I could have asked for. 

For you.. for always loving your fans, for always retweeting our fan work, for your hilarious tweets and periscopes with the cast, for being so kind to everyone, for being a big linctavia shipper like the rest of us, for always protecting and standing up for yourself & telling teaching us its okay to do the same for ourselves, for just being a straight up boss, for honestly changing the way I see and treat the world. Thank you for being everything I could have imagined and more when I met you. 

Ricky, you deserved so much better than what you were given. You honestly deserve the world and all the success it can offer. We can’t wait to see you in American Gods!! and every other thing to come your way! :))

WE LOVE YOU RICKY 

- Your forever fans

Time Out.

Hey, so I’ve been away. And I could make excuses. The honest truth is that people with Lyme Disease are the victims of a lot of doubt, and I’ve gotten madder and madder about it. My gifs just weren’t giving me the same catharsis. Then something happened last week that set me off, and now, I’m in fighting shape again. SO: This is a lot of text, but please, if you or someone you know have Lyme, take a minute to read it. It’s got a hell of a tirade for doubters of your diagnosis. It’ll have you like

It’s important that you join the fight. After this post, regular gifs are set to return, with the occasional post for justice for Lyme. Content after the break. <3

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Random Card of the Day #12

Whelp. I never thought I would’ve got this card. Basic Island. Arguably one of the most powerful cards in magic. This card is fantastic. It lets you play all your other cards. This card has been printed over and over again for over 20 years, and has stood the test of time. Strictly better than nonbasics because you can play around wasteland. Notable combos: Literally every blue card. Gotta cast our spells.

A note to all current and future Disney cast members -

When you work for Disney, there is something important for you to remember. It is not just a company or a place to work. It is not just a place with opportunities to move up a chain. No, there is something that makes Disney more than just a company and that is its heart and its story.

Walt Disney had a dream. He dreamed of a world of wonder better than the one which he lived. He wanted to create magic for people young and old, to enrich their lives through stories. Walt wanted to make a better world. 

Walt isn’t with us anymore, but every time you put on your Disney nametag, you carry his name with you and with his name you carry his legacy and his dream. He isn’t here to keep making his dreams come true, so now it is your turn, current or future cast member. Be the continuation of his dream. Strive to make the world a better place for the people you come in contact with in your position. Remind them that dreams come true. Make sure that they know that there is still magic in the world, no matter big or small your example is. Invite them into the Disney story with you and let yourself make the story a part of you.

Disney is more than just a company. Disney impacts millions of people, whether they consciously understand it or not. It is in every part of our lives, from the toys to food to film – Disney is everywhere. When people see the name, they think of an image of the company. But more importantly, they think of what Disney has made them feel. It makes them nostalgic, it feels safe, happy, warm. Disney is happy memories with friends or family. Disney is the song that gave you chills or made you smile when you heard it the first time, or the character that you saw yourself in. Disney is magic.

Carry the magic with you, wherever you go and know that you are helping to keep Walt’s dream alive in every smile you bring to a guest. 

Johnny Depp was NEVER charged,convicted or proven guilty of abuse so he has every fucking right to work on as many movies as he wants.If he wants to star in 40 movies next year,guess what he has EVERY right to do it cause his name is completely clean of any crime.So go cry somewhere else over your unfair cruel world we live in.Like the world doesn’t have real problems.That’s why it is going to shit.All those passionate SJWs care more about a casting choice than actual problems.Like,we have wars,climate change,2 assholes running for American president,thousands of people are killed cause of terrorism etc etc but yes Johnny Depp being casted in the new HP movie is the real problem and we have to bitch about it all day long.If you showed half of that interest to actual problems our world might have been a better place.

What. The Actual. Fuck.

Fandom, this not how we fandom.

This is not how we treat each other. This is not how you treat people in general, but for goodness sakes not your own fandom.

Fandom is the fantastic immersion in a shared passion and love, expressed in writing or drawing or squee-tweets or wherever the inspiration takes you. This is your family, your community, your support systems for all your creative endeavors and your friends you can count on to be there in the wee hours of the day and late hours of the evening and smack-dab in the middle of the goddamned day because you know what is awesome about your fandom friends? They are everywhere, in all shapes and sizes, with life experiences and backgrounds and histories that can shatter offline realities in Smalltown, USA or ArrestYouForHomosexuality, Russia.

Your fandom community is inclusive, it is educational. It is all walks of life, all political views, all/no genders, all religions, all the things that give life color and character and the beauty of a rich world.

It is comfort and escape, it is solace and quiet. It is loud and rambunctious, and fandom is so terrifyingly powerful sometimes it’s almost awe-inspiring. It is laughter at ridiculous shit your friends say, it is tears for loss of fandom friends, and it’s coming together to support victims of natural disasters or someone who needs a safe place to live.  

Fandom is fucking amazing.  Fandom inspires people to write, it teaches people to draw, it takes pride in it’s awareness and drives conversation regarding race, health and disorders, cultural appropriation, and pretty much every ‘ism.  Hell, it even teaches people about sex, sexuality, gender and romance, personal acceptance and relationships in their own offline lives.

You know what fandom is not?

Fandom is not hate. Especially not hate on any of our community. It’s not disrespect for someone’s art, it is not anon-filled inboxes of tumblr wank, it is not bullying (whether it be fan or cast/crew/network, like what happened with eaddymays) and it sure as hell is not attacking an author over their works. 

Come on, fandom.  We are better than this.  We are better than this because we fucking write/read about the pain and consequences in our fanfic, we paint it in our fanart, and we talk about it in our meta and in our personal messages.  

The bullying has got to stop, in whatever shape or form.  There are people on the other side of that text and being an asshole - while I totally believe it is within your freedom to be an asshole - is not how the other person (who has never done a goddamned thing to you) deserves to be treated.

This is going to continue being a hate-free zone.  Debate and discussion?  Most welcome.  Encouraged, actually.  You don’t like a show or movie I do?  That’s okay and I invite the conversation to discuss why.  Besides, there are probably common interests we do share, which is brilliant and awesome in every way.

However, if you’re going to use your voice and freedom on the internet to be shitty to other people in your community?  I’m going to use my voice and freedom to express how being shitty to others is not who fandom is, what we are, or why we are here.  You are not supported in your actions, it is not condoned, and it is not tolerated.  

And if you are being targeted, say something to someone.  Please.  Say it to me, say it to your friends, say it to to everyone on Tumblr/Twitter/MySpace.  Don’t let it build til it drives you from fandom because fandom is no longer a safe space for you.  This is not who fandom is, and believe it when I say, you  are welcome, you are fantastic in whatever form you choose to participate, and you fucking belong. 

anonymous asked:

"you've reblogged some pale lances today" so people are policing your blog now I hate to see what this fandom is going to do to artists who might not draw characters in their exact canonical skin tone please do not let tumblr culture (TM) get you down dude you're awesome

Anon, I’m sorry but if you draw Lance (or any character of color) as a tan white then that’s racist. That is straight up whitewashing. It’s erasing a poc from the narrative, it’s denying poc fans from seeing representation, and it’s a shitty fucking thing to do.

(I’m about to get worked up about this, I’m not mad at you specifically anon I’m just frustrated.)

I understand that people who whitewash usually do it on accident. Or maybe it’s a one-time thing, and they were tired and weren’t really thinking when they colored. But if you are an artist, and you notice that you’re drawing/coloring characters lighter than they are supposed to be on a consistent basis- take a step back and think about what the hell you’re doing. Think about what you are aiding and abetting.

There is not nearly enough poc representation in our media today. In my opinion, there will never be enough. Having one or two token poc characters in an MTV show does not erase the decades of stereotyping and racism people of color have suffered at the hands of the media. I’m white-passing, but the rest of my family is not. Do you know how excited my little sister was when she watched Mulan for the first time? When she got her own custom made American Girl doll, and it actually looked like her? When she turns on the TV and she sees black hair and beautiful brown eyes and she gets to envision herself on the screen? When she gets to be part of the story? 

Do you know what that MEANS to a little girl, to any child who has spent their lives feeling insecure in their own skin because it doesn’t match that of the people they see on TV? Television is essential to our culture; it reflects our values, and it tells stories that we internalize and allow to shape our lives. If the narrative doesn’t include a group, than in the eyes of everyone else- that group doesn’t exist.

So when you whitewash - when you take a character with beautiful brown skin and warp them into some low budget cast-off version of themselves - you become part of the problem. You post your art, and it validates the opinion of some racist shithead who thinks Voltron was better when everyone was as pale as snow. You post your art, and you allow yourself to say ‘Hey, these characters don’t need to be anything but white’ and my GOD anon you are so wrong.

This is not ‘Tumblr Culture™.’ This is the real world.

Let me be an happy fangirl

I don’t use to say anything. And I don’t especially like rant but well, writing is like a therapy, isn’t it ? 

I’m a part of this fandom since several years now. And 99% of the time, I see love and support and positivity. And I love my #SPNFamily for that. But still, there is the 1%. This part of our fandom that can’t even consider to enjoy life and feel the need to bitch about everything. And they are loud.  

Honestly, I don’t understand. Life sucks enough without making drama where there is no drama. Jared, Jensen, Misha are not different than us. Being famous doesn’t mean they aren’t humans, just like us. That they haven’t feelings, just like us. And it’s not because you think they can’t read what you post that it doesn’t hurt them or their family or their friends. Cause one way or another, they might be aware of what “fans” are saying. Like the fuss about the YANA vids. 

Now, imagine walking in their shoes and have to deal with the dark side of celebrity. Everyone watching, analyzing, overthinking what they do or say or don’t do or don’t say. Imagine people throwing hate at your pregnant wife. Imagine people throwing hate at your friends. Imagine people saying you should divorce cause on pics you don’t look like an happy couple. How would YOU feel ? Of course, they probably learned to deal with it. But it doesn’t mean that you can be disrespectful. 

We know nothing about Jensen Ackles or Jared Padalecki or Misha Collins private life. We can’t speak for them. How they are in private is in any case our business. We are not their friends. We are their fans. Our job is to promote, support, love them. Be happy for them when something make them happy.

If you don’t like something, fine. You can give your opinion without being mean or hateful. Or better, you can just ignore it. But when you love something, well, promote the hell out of it. Make people happy by sharing your passion. It doesn’t matter what you ship or who is your favorite actor. Who I am to judge that my passion is better than yours ? We all have different histories, different feelings. All I know is that I rather focus on what I love instead of losing my time and energy with hate and drama. 

Write fan fictions, make fanarts, make videos, go to conventions, buy dvd’s, support your fav’ actor charities. BE A FAN 100%. There is so much talent in our fandom. Enjoy instead of complaining cause we are blessed, with an awesome show aired since 11 years and an amazing cast that give us a lot. 

Thank you for reading this guys. Stay awesome and spread love as much as you can, cause our world needs it. 

Nat 

For every girl that has been heartbroken:

I know you are hurting. I know the tears keep falling. I know every time you hear that one song, all of those memories come flooding back. But I am here to tell you that it gets better. I promise it does. I know it doesn’t seem like it will now, but it will. God may have closed that door for you, but He will open another one. There was a reason that He took that boy out of your life. He will give you someone who completes your life. Wait on God’s timing. 

In just a little over a year, I have had my heart broken to a million pieces twice… by two different guys. I can not tell you how many times I went to bed crying and how many hours of sleep that I lost because I was so hurt. I would lay in bed and bury my face in a pillow so no one would hear me cry. I tried everything I could to stop the pain I was feeling. Nothing seemed to work. Finally, I gave it to God. I handed over all my pain and worry, and He comforted me. I am reminded of 1 Peter 5:7 : “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Recently, God put this amazing guy in my life! For so long, I felt like I could never find happiness again. It was so unexpected when I met this wonderful guy. He has shown so much compassion and concern for me in a short time. He puts forth more effort into our growing relationship than I could ever ask for. He does the little things, and goes above and beyond to make sure that he shows me how much he cares. 

I promise, it will get better. Maybe not as fast as you want it to. But, just remember, without experiencing darkness, you would never be able to appreciate the light.