people that should stop: me

Happy timezones friends! It has come to my attention that some members of a studyblr zine think I have unjustly copied their work and I think it’s time to address this! I have yet to read a full issue of their work, I have yet to speak to any of their founders or editors in chief about this issue. That being said, I will try my best to use neutral words about them concerning their identities and their personalities bc I haven’t gotten the chance to get to know them and I have no reason to call them rude or threatening. I will also try my best to only involve myself in this matter, not my staff, they don’t deserve to get caught up in this. The members of the zine’s main points are this: I am using a theme which they used to use on their website, I am using essentially the same tag line, my application page is incredibly similar in format and content, and I never spoke to the zine about it or applied once.

To the members, you’re right. It is fishy that I’m using the same theme that you all used to have and the application page being similar is definitely questionable. However, I only started viewing the academic zine recently, I never saw their use of the theme Project College uses. I’ve noticed they have a hit tracker on their website; if they search the history of their hit tracker they will see that my ip address most likely won’t show up having visited their website while they had the previous theme (unless someone else in my neighborhood read their zine). The same goes for the application page (until recently when I checked their app page to see what the similarities are). I created the application page free of input from others, I thought of the application process myself after working at a non-profit for a year and seeing how they handled applications.

Currently, Project College has no tagline, we have a description on our site that gives you a general jist of what to expect from us. I’m waiting to talk to my staff about developing a tagline. Our blog descriptions are similar, though. I’m here to promise that I won’t steal the zine’s tagline, after all, that would be plagiarism. 

The members of the zine are correct in stating that I never spoke to the representatives of the zine about creating Project College. I also never applied. I wanted to create my own niche in the studyblr community as a college student, so I did. I entirely meant for Project College to be a positive addition to the studyblr community. Don’t get me wrong, I had heard of their zine before announcing Project College. I read snippets of their issues before creating Project College to see if their content was going to be the same as what I hoped to publish. Why? Because I didn’t want to be copying their ideas. I’ve worked on two of my school’s newspapers for three years. I was also an editor for my school’s yearbook. I know the hard work that goes into publishing and I would never want to plagiarize work.

I would like to think about it like this: if I had been a member of their zine and decided to create a tangent zine specifically for college I would hope that I would have gotten support from them. So I wish for support now, if I won’t get that, then I hope they don’t try to sabotage my work or deface my public identity.

The studyblr community is not a place to threaten people or tell them to hurt themselves. The studyblr community is a safe space to embrace differences and find similarities. The studyblr community is a place for civil discourse and creative problem-solving. I am hoping to talk to the zine reps to resolve this issue.

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That’s definitely not the first thing that should have come to mind, Kuroo

(tho it looks like no one really minds

aside from bokuto that is)

Someone: I really like you!

Me: what a Bad Choice but pls don’t stop

Sometimes I just have this overwhelming feeling of hatred for the human race. This is how I know it is time to hermit.
—  INTP

anonymous asked:

I wish seconds teams and development cup weren't frowned upon by some people. It's hard to stay in a sport when established first teams think it's fine to mock second teams and less developed teams purely because they haven't laid their foundations yet, and are competing in tournaments despite the odds. Quidditch is meant to be inclusive, so don't get all snobby when a team celebrates scoring 20-110*

  • Me: Just keep your head down. Be Burr, not Hamilton.
  • Me, fifteen seconds later: aND ANOTHER THING

audoodle  asked:

I believe that the gen 3 sprite of Raichu is giggling. Just wanted to share my take on that sprite. That post is very pure by the way.

Oh hey!  Come to think of it, that sprite does look more of a playful pose! :O Since I first saw it on my GBA, I always saw it as the little paws acting as fists with a literal “FIGHT ME” expression.  But on a zoomed version, I see the expression now as the :3 rather than my previous thoughts! 

NEW RATING: 12/10!!!  A CHEEKY BOI!  

How can people just….DO stuff without feeling constantly guilty or paranoid that they did something wrong or hurt someone? It seems so unreal.

Reblog if you’re an artist and you ARE NOT okay with people modifying and reposting your art without permission.

Or do it if you’re not and you believe that it’s wrong because I’m trying to prove a point to people who seem to think that we’re okay with this or that we “should be flattered”.

Who’s your fave? It’s cool, I won’t get jealous if you don’t say me. I say that because I know you’ll say me anyway. I just wanted to play it cool.
—  Neptune (Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed)

More tooth rotting fluff from Turnabout, no one is online for me to spazz at about it, so I’m uploading another snippet even though I probably shouldn’t lol


“I only like boys, Harry,” Draco said softly. “Didn’t you know that?”

“For how long?” Harry asked, shifting again until he was settled like normal, his head tucked against Draco’s neck, fingers drifting over the opposite side of his chest.

Draco sighed, catching his hand and lacing their fingers together. “Always,” he said. “At least, I’ve yet to meet a girl I fancy, and there have been boys over the years who’ve caught my eye.”

“Boys like me,” Harry said softly.

It was on the tip of Draco’s tongue to call him arrogant, or deny it in some scathing way, but he had a feeling the conversation was somehow significant, and refrained.

“Like you,” he confirmed. He couldn’t even remember when staring at Harry because he was offended over being rejected, and angry because the Gryffindor was so favoured, had turned into staring at him because he looked good. “I rather liked the look of you.”

“Aside from my hair.”

Draco laughed before he could stop himself. He ran his other hand through it. Every time he did that he expected to get snagged on knots, it always looked so messy. Instead, his fingers always slid through smoothly, almost like it parted around them, just for him.

“It’s not so bad, up close,” he said.

“You’re not so bad, up close,” Harry replied.

Draco felt a surge of warmth and lifted their joined hands on a whim, pressing a kiss to the back of Harry’s hand.

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