please do not use these pics for edits without my permission

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“You can break my soul, take my life away, beat me, hurt me, kill me, but for the sake of lord..don’t ever touch him”// taegi. 

I’ve already seen a taegi set pic like this but i decide to do another one in my way with gifs so it’s not completely my idea. I’m not the owner of the gifs, i just edit them so please if you’re the owner contact me, i’m already sorry for use them without permission. 

If you repost please give credit. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST SONSHINE IN THE WORLD~!!!!!!<3<3<3


Here it is!!! My pic for Morgi’s b-day TTwTT I know I’m late, but I’ve been busy and I just wanted to make sure he got a good b-day pic<333 q w q 

(~please do NOT repost, edit, or use without my permission~)

Why are you sleeping on kookiemon?

Okay, I need to apologize first, since I A: didn’t finish this serie and B: made a promise I couldn’t keep. And foremost, I didn’t achieve my goal, which was very simple: making you guys fall in love with this beautiful duo. So with that knowledge I’ve decided to try a different approach, by choosing a very interesting theme, namely:

Skinship (masterpost)

Oh my god YES this fandom truly needs this! Cause, I’ve a feeling that a lot of you guys (who don’t appreciate them together) are either “unsatisfied with their lack of moments” or “find them awkward or distant from each other”. By this post I try to show you guys the complete opposite of both statements, in the hope that you won’t have any excuses left to not love them together. Plus, since the theme is skinship, I’ve added a lot more gifs to it, since these moments are all about touching and intimacy. (of course I know what you guys like! After all, we all like hell) So let me enlighten you while I hurt myself at the same time

Disclaimer: Please don’t edit the fansite pics (I hope you guys know by now which ones those are, if not, ask me). And I hate saying this but, all the gifs in this post are mine, please don’t repost them without permission. Still excluding every moment in 2016. Also, a lot of fangirling ahead.

Let’s warm up with some subtle ones. Still, be prepared!

Sharing a mattress    I see…

Fucking cuties!

There’s something about Namjoon’s undercut, cause for all I know is that Kookie likes touching it.

Can I ship Kookie’s fingers with Namjoon’s undercut?

They like sharing secrets too

Seems like they whisper A LOT to each other 😏 God knows about what

What the hell, Joon! That one was almost a kiss! (not that I mind to the slightest) I would die if I were those fangirls

The “Bro, quick! Hold my hand for no legit reason”

A nice slow cares to rip my heart apart!

Not enough skinship for yah? Don’t worry, we’re just getting started.

Casually sitting on Joonie’s lap like it’s no one’s business.

On the other note, do you see Namjoon’s head resting on Kookie’s shoulder? Guess what, that’s a pretty common thing for kookiemon.

They look so content in this position! I mean, when will your fave ship ever!

And of course the shoulders then need a good massage.

lol I don’t think Kookie’s liking it tho 

Nice, guys. Very NICE!

I bet you’re still not convinced, so how about I enlighten you with my obsession of them putting an arm around each other

Yes Namjoon. Yes, hold him tightly

Thought they never hug each other? haha! What a JOKE!

OOOH DAMN! THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE!

You may be hugging in the background, but you can’t escape my vision, namkook

Look at their smiles, look how Namjoon pulls him in for a proper hug! I’M TOTALLY FINE *sobs*

If your still don’t feel anything or find these all very ordinary, then I’m sorry hun, but you’re probably heartless. But don’t worry, I’m even prepared for your cold dead ass, by introducing to you the special 3. Proceed at own risk. 

1. Intimacy

 I mean does this even need an explanation? They are holding a mic together, while Namjoon is looking all heart-eyes at kookie and pulls him even closer by his damn shirt! … I’ll go dig my own grave now

2. Chemistry

Tbh, THIS is ruining my life, ever since I’ve found it. NO SERIOUSLY! Namjoon is barely touching him, yet I’m unable to breath bc of this moment. You wanna know why? Bc Namjoon is SEEKING for some closeness, yet isn’t allowed to (since cameras and such) so he keeps it at minimum. And jungkook fucking notices, looks at it (while Namjoon averts his eyes, that sneaky fucker) JUST DON’T FUCKING TOUCH ME OKAY?!

3. Contiguity

RIP me, RIP you, RIP us all… Being a kookiemonster shipper is very painful experience! *Clutches hearts* but WHY kookie? WHY do you have to close your eyes like that? Why is your smile so contagious that it even evokes a shy smile on Joonie’s face? WHY? send help please, I’m NOT OKAY

Do you still dare to say that they are awkward and not intimate with each other?! If so, then you’re probably lying to yourself when you’re able to resist this amount of fluffiness (kids, don’t lie to yourself, that’s messed up) Either way, I hope you’ve liked this very needed post. And in the end, I don’t care how you ship them, as long as you support them together. 

PLEASE, LOVE THEM A LOT GUYS


By the way, are you up for part 2? or nah? Please, tell me, cause I might do a part 2 if there’s any interest for it. 

She is right outside. Yes, good. Let’s have a little talk with her. Carly, get in here. Right now. Have a seat. So, I understand you put some flyers up all over the school? Yes, I did. Punk! Miss Briggs. I’m calm. Carly, this flyer. It’s a… It’s a… It’s not funny. Why would you Photodoc my head onto the body of a rhinoceros? Well, I… Rhinoceros? Oh, no, no, no. She made you a hippopotamus. No, no. She’s a rhinoceros. A hippo has fatter thighs and a wider snout. But the rhinos are the fat guys. What does it matter? I think we should call her father in to discuss this. My dad’s stationed in Europe right now. He’s in the military. Well, there must be some adult in charge of her. My older brother, Spencer. Oh, yes, the artist. He’s a great artist. Look, we don’t need to call her brother in about this. I’m sure that you can come up with a suitable punishment. Fine. You know, Carly, I am in charge of the talent show this year. Yeah, you’re holding auditions on Saturday. No, you are. I will be enjoying my Saturday while you videotape the auditions for me. No! I’m going to see Cuddlefish play live at the Hawthorne on Saturday! Not anymore. Come on! It’s what you get for turning me into a hippopotamus. Rhinoceros. Get out. Right. Somehow the world will change for me. And be so wonderful. Live life, breathe air I know somehow we’re gonna get there. And feel so wonderful It’s all for real I’m telling you just how I feel So wake up the members of my nation It’s your time to be There’s no chance unless you take one And the time to see The brighter side of every situation Some things are meant to be. So give your best and leave the rest to me Leave it all to me. Leave it all to me. Just leave it all to me iCarly S01E01 iPilot Let me go! Say you’re sorry. I’m sorry! And what are you sorry for? For saying you’re aggressive! And what am I again? Pretty and sweet! Thank you! Now the next time… Hair, hair, hair. Hi. Did you get in trouble? Of course I got in trouble! Teachers tend to get upset when you put their heads on the bodies of big, fat animals! I can’t believe I let you talk me into taking the blame for you! You had to. I’ve already been suspended once this semester. If I’d gotten busted they’d have expelled me. Well, here’s an idea. What? Stop doing bad things! Okay. Chillax. I will not chillax! And get excited, ‘cause you and I get to spend our entire Saturday here videotaping kids’ auditions for the talent show. No way, gross. Sorry, that’s my pinishment. So that’s your punishment, too. All right. Whatever. You know, anybody but me would punch you right in the head. Which is why you are my best friend. Good to know. Now, why are you mine? Because I’m a lovable person. You dropped this! Thanks, but you really… I was gonna walk you home from school but I couldn’t find you. Hey! Freddie, were you just looking out your peephole waiting for me to come home? No! Freddie. Yes. I thought we talked about this. We can be buds, but you gotta get over this crush thing. I am over it. Seriously. I’m in love with you. You just wanna be friends. And I’m totally cool living with that constant pain. Oh, god. Hey, I hear you need to borrow a camcorder to tape some auditions. Yeah, but I choose my brother’s. Look, you will change your mind. You know my digits. Hey, I don’t need your cellphone. You can have it. I’m home. Hey, kiddo! Up here. Just taking some pics of my robot sculpture. Smile! You know, for most eighth grade girls, if they came home and found their 26- year- old brother dangling upside down from the ceiling over a giant robot made out of soda bottles, it’d be weird. You’re saying I’m abnormal. Do I need to say it Come down from there before you hurt yourself. No worries. I got my leg wrapped around this pipe. I can’t believe you are in charge of me. Please help me stand up. Are you all right? Yeah. Nope. I dislocated my shoulder again. One sec. Yeah, that fixed her. Good. So listen, I need a favour. Shoot. I have to tape a bunch of auditions at school on Saturday. Fun. Yeah, not really. Anyway, would you let me borrow your video camera? I would. Awesome. Though I can’t. Why not? I made it into a squirrel. I told you the front doors would be locked. You gotta go around to the blue doors in back of the… Oh, my God. Morning, Carly. See you in a sec. Freddie? What do you think of my equipment? I just asked to borrow your video camera. What is all this? Well, that’s a 3- chip high- def camcorder with a hyper- cardioid condenser microphone. mounted on a carbon fibre tripod with a low- drag fluid head. I also brought you juice and a bagel. Hey, you invited the doof. Sam. Man! I didn’t know that was gonna be here. “She.” I’m a she, Freddie, as in “girl.” Barely. Just keep your hands off my AV equipment. You mean I can’t play with the white balance on your super- dee- duper- dee camcorder? Sure! Everybody jokes about the white balance till the skin tones go magenta Carly will never love you. That’s it. I’m taking my stuff and I’m going home! Please stay. Okay. Okay, Jeb, you ready to audition? Yeah. I will be performing a scene from a French play Okay. We don’t know what that means, but knock us out. Rolling? Rolling. But but where did she go? I don’t know. But when will she be back? I don’t know! Well, where can I find her? I tell you, I do not know! Okay! Nice job! What’d you think? I don’t know! You don’t know? I tell you, I do not know! But you must know! How can I know when I do not know? I don’t know. I will play the trumpet. Great. Nice. While hopping on this Pogo Stick. That’s what I’m talking about! You go, girl! Yeah. Pogo- tastic! That’s awesome! Jump and blow! So the doc says, “Why’d you wait so long to bring her in?” So I say, “I liked the eggs.” That’s awesome. Thanks Not that funny. No. No, no, not at all. But forget that. Can we please discuss the boy’s hair and glasses? He looks like Miss Briggs. Yeah, except he doesn’t have Miss Briggs’ crazy pointy boobs. I know, what is up with those? It’s like she stuffs waffle cones in her bra. Totally! I mean, she could poke an eye out with one of those things. Okay, okay, we better keep going. We’ve still got 11 more kids to see. Oh! 11? Calm down.They can’t get worse. And I was wrong. Sam. Sam. Wake up. What time is it? Late. What time’s your mom coming to pick you up? She’s not. I told her you invited me to spend the night. I didn’t invite you to spend the night. Well, you should 'cause I’m not leaving. What you doing? Checking to make sure Freddie put the auditions online. I told Miss Briggs we’d upload 'em on SplashFace tonight so she could watch 'em in the morning. I kind of hate Miss Briggs. Remember when she called me a demon? No! Oh, Yeah. It was when I put that raw chicken in her purse and… Shut up and come look at this! What, Freddie didn’t upload the auditions? No! He uploaded us! What? Look! That’s you and me! Sure is! He wasn’t supposed to film us! We were being all goofy and acting like idiots all day! Oh, my God. We made fun of Miss Briggs and her crazy pointy boobs! If she sees that… Anyone can see it! It’s on SplashFace! Okay, okay, chillax. Look, see the view count? Only 27 people have clicked on it. Okay, good. Sam? Yeah. That’s 27,000! Can you remove it? Maybe. Oh, I need Freddie’s password. Which part does he live in? The one across the hall. But it’s after midnight so you probably shouldn’t… Oh, no. Oh, great. Now there are 28,000 people are watch us. Quit it, Sam! Let go of my foot! Too much friction! Let go! What is the matter with you? Why’d you film us at the auditions today? oh. Cause you guys were being funny. Well, you shouldn’t have put us online without our permission! I didn’t! I edited you guys out before I uploaded the auditions. No, you did the opposite of that! What? There’s no way I… Yeah. Just take us off the site! Okay, okay! Just give me a sec. This is so not good. Anyone, anyone in the world can just click and see everything we did and said today. It’s so embarrassing. And if Miss Briggs sees… Don’t even talk about it. 'Cause if she… Got it. See, it says, “At your request, this video will be removed.” Good! Finally. Tomorrow morning. Man! Do you know how many more thousands of people can view it by then? All right, look, before you get all freaked out, SplashFace has message boards. So? So, let’s see what people are saying about the video. Okay, here’s one. “Carly, you and your friend Sam crack me up. Funny stuff.” Great, so one kid thinks… Wait. SlackerBoy314 writes,“Carly, you’re hot.” It’s true. You are. Stop. Oh, hey, check this one. Carly and Sam, you chicks are hilarious. When’s your next show? And this kid says, “You guys are way better than most of the puke here on SplashFace.” Wow. They love us. Yeah! More than puke. Where’s Miss Briggs? What if she saw it? The video was off by yesterday morning. What if she saw it before it was off? It was Sunday. She was probably in church. What church would let Miss Briggs in the door? Hello, Carly. Samantha. Howdy. Morning, Miss Briggs. We had some trouble putting the video online, so here’s a DVD of every kid who auditioned on Saturday. Thank you. Sure. I’ll try not to poke a hole in this with my pointy bosoms. She saw the video. We’re so sorry. Yes, and I imagine you will be sorry after I grade your next exams. Miss Briggs? What? I typed up a list of the kids we think should be in the talent show. Snorting milk? Pogo stick hopping? These aren’t talents. They were the most fun kids to watch. Goodbye. Wait, so you’re not gonna let any of the kids we picked be in the show? That’s right. Girls. No one enjoys that! I am so mad! Me, too. I need some ham. Seriously, Miss Briggs is the worst! You don’t gotta convince me. I hated her even after she got that brown lump removed from her nose. I’ll tell you something. She is what’s wrong with the world. Who’s what’s wrong with the world? Miss Briggs. Well, hey, at least she got that brown lump taken off of her nose. I just hate it when adults like her get to control what kids can do and see. It ticks me off. Why do they put a bone right in the middle of a ham? Hey, remember all that stuff those kids wrote about us on the message boards? Yeah. Things like, You guys should upload more videos. And, “When’s your next show?” And, “We want more.” Let’s give 'em more. More? Okay, what are we talking about here Doing a web show, online, every week. Why? Cause it can be whatever we want it to be. no adults to say,“You can do this. You can’t do that.” We can do whatever we want say whatever we want. Would it mean I have to do, like, work and stuff? Well, if you’re gonna do a show you gotta prepare for it. Then make it your show. You do the work. I’ll just show up and be your amusing little sidekick. Wait, what’s the show gonna be about? Anything. Something different every week. But for the first show, kids with bizarro talents. Clever. Miss Briggs says, “No, no, no.” We say, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” Hey, why don’t you guys call your show “iCarly.” You know, “I,” Internet, Carly, you. I like it. ICarly’s cool. And you’re gonna need a technical producer, right? To set up the lights, audio, work the camera? He wants to be our geek. You got a big mouth, lady. Is that your shirt? I don’t like it. I don’t have to take that. Yeah, you do. All right. You know what, Sam. I’m so… That is so mature. Children. Hey! Look what someone just left in the dumpster. Isn’t she amazing? Hey, can we use the third floor as kind of a TV studio? Well, I don’t know… Thanks! You rock. Wait, I didn’t say… Why do you need… Okay, later! 52 seconds. Sam, come on! Sorry, I had to pee! You always have to pee. Well, it’s either that or I explode. 45 seconds! We’re on our way up! You know what to do? We sit together, me on the left, you on the right. Camera opens on the sign, pans down to me. …we chat with all the kids with great talents. You got it? I’m down. 20 seconds! Here we go. I look good? Perfect. Me? Well, you got something in your teeth. Get it out! Get it out… Hey, there, people of Earth. I’m Carly Shay and this is our very first webcast of a little show we call iCarly. She’s Carly. She’s Sam. Sam I am. Carly, Sam. I think they’re clear. Demonstrate the thing! Yeah! With this item, provided by our dorky friend Freddie. That’s disrespectful! We and do this, and this. and this Okay. Tonight, we’re gonna show you some kids with super insane talents. Freak show! Stop it. Okay, this first kid we’re gonna show you can take a glass of milk. This is so deliciously gross. Snort the milk up into his nose. It’s the best thing ever. And then make the milk squirt out of his eyes. I wanna marry this boy! Let’s bring him out. Simon Kendal! You’re up, dude! Okay, Simon You ready to blow people away with your freakish talent? Do it! Let’s go. Drum roll. Oh, my gosh. The king of dairy! The king of dairy! You won’t see that every day. Give it up for Simon! She’s a contortionist. Will you look at her? Look at it. It looks painful. Yeah. Oh, my gosh. No. Seriously, that is amazing Look at her! She’s so stretchy. (?) just fold her up and put her in your pocket? I’m not normal. Okay, this is insane! Tell the people your name. Brennan Yubberly. Yeah, Yubberly! Okay, any word you say, Brennan can say backwards perfectly. He’s a backwards talker. Check this out. Ointment. Tnenmtnio Yes! Okay. “Slippery watermelon.” Yreppils nolemretaw. Do you hear this? We love this boy! Okay, okay! Say, “I must be from planet Jupiter because there’s no other way I could be saying all this backwards! ……… Did you hear that? Insanity! Ytinasni! That’s enough, Brennan. Yeah! Great job! Wonderful! Looking at that goat made me hungry! Well, you can eat soon cause the very first webcast of iCarly is almost over. No, no, don’t be sad. We still got one more kid with a weird talent. But first… Here’s some stuff you need to know. If you liked our show, tell your friends. Your cousins, people you like. People you hate. All people of this planet. That we’re gonna be here, live, online every week at iCarly. Com. In fact, next week, Carly’s gonna take my tonsils out right here. She’s lying. But how awesome would that be? So, there is anything you want to see us do. or hear us talk about right here on the show No matter how crazy or weird. Or stupid. You can contact us by going to icarly.com. And click on the feedback button. Feedback button! Click till it hurts! And if you wanna send us a video of you doing or saying anything cool. Telling a joke, eating a bug just email the video clip to us. Carly and me. Me and Sam. At iCarly. Com And if it’s cool enough We’ll show it right here on iCarly. So send us up. Talk back. But be nice. Cause if you are not. We will find where you live. And go to treat with these. OK. Our last freakishly talented kid’s name is Taryn James. And she’s about to play us out. With her trumpet. But with a little extra twist. Hit the button. Get out here, Taryn! Will you look at that! It seems impossible. That is so cool! I wish I could do that! Yeah Well, thanks for watching! Don’t forget to tune in next time! Oh, my gosh! This is so much fun! And we’re clear! Yes! We did it! Well. Hurry! You guys are making me nervous. Here it is. How many? 37,000! Why are we happy? Cause our very first web show rocked! And was watched by over 37,000 people! Get out! My baby sister’s a web star. Hey, we should have a party, you know, to celebrate. Yeah, that’d be so cool. Yeah, that’d be so tight! Yes, we should. But it shouldn’t be a normal, regular party. Oh no. It needs to be something different, something wonderfully random. Crazy hat party? Hey, awesome party. Yeah. You wanna go out the hall and kiss? No. Yeah, me neither. Hey, cupcake. There you are! Nice hat. Back at you. Hi. Can we get your autographs? We love iCarly. Your web show. Sure. No prob. There you go. There. Thanks. Sure. I love you, Carly! Wow. I just signed an autograph. Get used to it. iCarly’s a great show. You might get famous. Yeah. I don’t know if I’m gonna like that. Hey. Saw your web show. Pretty hot. Thanks. Yeah, thanks a lot. So, you guys wanna dance? Yes. Cool, let’s do it. I’m gonna like it. Hey! Hey, stop that! Put her down! She’s not for you! How pitiful! Who invited you?


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Hello, the Tumblr. Your friendly neighbourhood Marciana here, back again with another friendly reminder about reposts and reblogs, and why one of them is good and the other is bad. This post is going to be a bit long, but bear with me.

Now I’ve been seeing quite a lot of reposts happening in some of my tracked tags, and it’s just not okay. But then again, some people might be NEW to the whole concept of reposts vs reblogs, so here’s your overview.

“Reblog” is when you see a post that you like, either on your dashboard or in the tags, and click on the small icon on the lower right corner of the post and click “REBLOG” to put it in your blag. Very simple, three steps at the most.

“Reposts” are when original posts, fanart and/or graphics such as edits/manips and GIFs/GIFsets made by other people are posted by OTHER people who did NOT create them, for various reasons. Reposting happens in a few ways:

  • Saving the fanart/graphic/GIF/s to your own computer,uploading to Tumblr all over again, making an entire new post on your own blog, not giving credit or sourcing back to the original source/creator.
  • Taking a screenshot of the single post you like (be it a joke, or a gifset, or an edit, what have you), cropping the screenshot in a photo manipulating program (Paint, Photoshop, Photoscape, Gimp, etc.), uploading the screenshot to Tumblr, making a post with the screenshot, no link back to the original nor permission from the original post’s creator
  • WeHeartIt, Rebloggy or something like that (I’m not sure I’ve only seen it for a couple of days), or other image archiving/blogging website that does not link back to the original source on the internet of the picture or content of the picture

So as you can see, it takes a whole lot more effort to repost than to just reblog, but that’s not the only reasaon that reposts are frowned upon. Reposts essentially take the credit (and the notes) away from the original creators/artists/editors, even though that may not be the intent of the reposter. It’s like doing someone’s homework for them and then watching them take all the credit when their homework turns out to be perfect but their paper got graded and/or noticed before yours. Of course, it’s understandable that a blogger would like to be found by interesting people, they want the notes and the followers, and for others, reposting other people’s fanart, edits and graphics is a way of appreciating what they’ve done. But there are PLENTY of other ways of doing that without violating copyright policies as set in Tumblr’s rules and regulations.

“But Marciana,” you point out, “What if we’d REALLY like to post them on our own blog so that people going through the tags can find us, like us and hopefully follow us?” Then please do not hesitate to ask permission from the original creators/artists. Some will say yes, others will say no. Whatever the decision, be respectful of it. Saying “I do what I want” and going through with the repost anyway doesn’t make you a cool rebel, it just makes you a jerk that can easily be reported to Tumblr staff through a specific e-mail address. Several posts AND blogs have already been deleted and suspended because of serial violations of the copyright laws of Tumblr, which now thankfully also cover GIFsets. In the event that the original source gives their permission, please do not forget to link back to the original post. Other artists will be fine with you leaving their name/Tumblr URL in the post as a source, but the point is to ask first. If in case you can’t find the original source anymore, make sure to say so in your post. “I can’t find the original source, if this is yours, please let me know so I can properly ask your permission/give you credit.”

Oh, and please take note: WeHeartIt is not a legitimate source, as it archives photos from all over the internet and NEVER links back to their original sources when you post them here on Tumblr.

“Okay fine,” you say, “But what about using people’s jpgs and gifs as reactions to posts? How is that different from illegal reposting?” To be honest, it’s not VERY different, except for the fact that if you use someone’s jpg or gif as a reaction, it’s not really seen as you claiming it for your own. Almost everyone on Tumblr is using everyone else’s stuff for reaction anyway that at this point, this has become the gray area. Still, if the jpg or gif you want to use is watermarked with the creator’s URL, ask permission to use their stuff if you want to be very sure.

While we’re on the subject of permission, let me bring up one more permission issue that needs to be talked about. Some people are very good at ‘shopping pictures together for shipping or ficcing purposes. That’s all well and good, until you cross a certain line. There are pictures out there of fans with their favorite celebrities or actors that they’ve met, and these shots usually make for good posing for shippy pictures. The problem with doing that is that some people will callously cut the fan out of their own picture, which is their representation of a special day or moment that they had, to serve someone else’s purpose. This can be, and has been, very, very disrespectful of the fans, who only uploaded their pics in the first place to share the fun with the fandom. I’ve asked in the future for people to please stop doing this, but of course, thats not going to happen in a flash. If you’re going to insist on doing it, get permission from the original blogger of the picture, and for the love of fandom, please respect whatever answer they give you. This kind of thing puts people off of sharing their awesome pictures and stories with the rest of the fans, some of whom will never be so lucky as to even be in the same city as their fave actors/singers/celebrities, let alone attend a con they’ll be in and pay heaps of money for something very, very special.

For you creators/editors/artists out there who would like to prevent your stuff from getting reposted, my only advise is to watermark or sign your things. That’s not really going to physically stop the actual reposting from happening, but at least you’ll know that it’s yours, and if you wish to report the reposting, you have proof that it was yours at all.

That’s it for now, you guys. I hope this post, even though it’s been long, has been informative and helpful, and here’s to less reposts in the tags, and more respect in the fandom.

(Special thanks to bifca for the fantastic idea for this post.)

Well, here’s a high-def picture of Misha with the book. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate his messy hair and fully healed face!! Thank you again to everyone who submitted messages; he was obviously very touched.

Please, please do not repost. Thank you so much (:

Feel free to stop reading here, but if you’d like the full (somewhat emotional) story, it’s under the cut.

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Hello, the Tumblr. Your friendly neighbourhood Marciana here, back again with another friendly reminder about reposts and reblogs, and why one of them is good and the other is bad. This post is going to be a bit long, but bear with me.

Now I’ve been seeing quite a lot of reposts happening in some of my tracked tags, and it’s just not okay. But then again, some people might be NEW to the whole concept of reposts vs reblogs, so here’s your overview.

“Reblog” is when you see a post that you like, either on your dashboard or in the tags, and click on the small icon on the lower right corner of the post and click “REBLOG” to put it in your blag. Very simple, three steps at the most.

“Reposts” are when original posts, fanart and/or graphics such as edits/manips and GIFs/GIFsets made by other people are posted by OTHER people who did NOT create them, for various reasons. Reposting happens in a few ways:

  • Saving the fanart/graphic/GIF/s to your own computer,uploading to Tumblr all over again, making an entire new post on your own blog, not giving credit or sourcing back to the original source/creator.
  • Taking a screenshot of the single post you like (be it a joke, or a gifset, or an edit, what have you), cropping the screenshot in a photo manipulating program (Paint, Photoshop, Photoscape, Gimp, etc.), uploading the screenshot to Tumblr, making a post with the screenshot, no link back to the original nor permission from the original post’s creator
  • WeHeartIt, Rebloggy or something like that (I’m not sure I’ve only seen it for a couple of days), or other image archiving/blogging website that does not link back to the original source on the internet of the picture or content of the picture

So as you can see, it takes a whole lot more effort to repost than to just reblog, but that’s not the only reasaon that reposts are frowned upon. Reposts essentially take the credit (and the notes) away from the original creators/artists/editors, even though that may not be the intent of the reposter. It’s like doing someone’s homework for them and then watching them take all the credit when their homework turns out to be perfect but their paper got graded and/or noticed before yours. Of course, it’s understandable that a blogger would like to be found by interesting people, they want the notes and the followers, and for others, reposting other people’s fanart, edits and graphics is a way of appreciating what they’ve done. But there are PLENTY of other ways of doing that without violating copyright policies as set in Tumblr’s rules and regulations.

“But Marciana,” you point out, “What if we’d REALLY like to post them on our own blog so that people going through the tags can find us, like us and hopefully follow us?” Then please do not hesitate to ask permission from the original creators/artists. Some will say yes, others will say no. Whatever the decision, be respectful of it. Saying “I do what I want” and going through with the repost anyway doesn’t make you a cool rebel, it just makes you a jerk that can easily be reported to Tumblr staff through a specific e-mail address. Several posts AND blogs have already been deleted and suspended because of serial violations of the copyright laws of Tumblr, which now thankfully also cover GIFsets. In the event that the original source gives their permission, please do not forget to link back to the original post. Other artists will be fine with you leaving their name/Tumblr URL in the post as a source, but the point is to ask first. If in case you can’t find the original source anymore, make sure to say so in your post. “I can’t find the original source, if this is yours, please let me know so I can properly ask your permission/give you credit.”

Oh, and please take note: WeHeartIt is not a legitimate source, as it archives photos from all over the internet and NEVER links back to their original sources when you post them here on Tumblr.

“Okay fine,” you say, “But what about using people’s jpgs and gifs as reactions to posts? How is that different from illegal reposting?” To be honest, it’s not VERY different, except for the fact that if you use someone’s jpg or gif as a reaction, it’s not really seen as you claiming it for your own. Almost everyone on Tumblr is using everyone else’s stuff for reaction anyway that at this point, this has become the gray area. Still, if the jpg or gif you want to use is watermarked with the creator’s URL, ask permission to use their stuff if you want to be very sure.

While we’re on the subject of permission, let me bring up one more permission issue that needs to be talked about. Some people are very good at ‘shopping pictures together for shipping or ficcing purposes. That’s all well and good, until you cross a certain line. There are pictures out there of fans with their favorite celebrities or actors that they’ve met, and these shots usually make for good posing for shippy pictures. The problem with doing that is that some people will callously cut the fan out of their own picture, which is their representation of a special day or moment that they had, to serve someone else’s purpose. This can be, and has been, very, very disrespectful of the fans, who only uploaded their pics in the first place to share the fun with the fandom. I’ve asked in the future for people to please stop doing this, but of course, thats not going to happen in a flash. If you’re going to insist on doing it, get permission from the original blogger of the picture, and for the love of fandom, please respect whatever answer they give you. This kind of thing puts people off of sharing their awesome pictures and stories with the rest of the fans, some of whom will never be so lucky as to even be in the same city as their fave actors/singers/celebrities, let alone attend a con they’ll be in and pay heaps of money for something very, very special.

For you creators/editors/artists out there who would like to prevent your stuff from getting reposted, my only advise is to watermark or sign your things. That’s not really going to physically stop the actual reposting from happening, but at least you’ll know that it’s yours, and if you wish to report the reposting, you have proof that it was yours at all.

That’s it for now, you guys. I hope this post, even though it’s been long, has been informative and helpful, and here’s to less reposts in the tags, and more respect in the fandom.

(Special thanks to bifca for the fantastic idea for this post.)

AKA The Saint Seiya Mail Exchange! (based of the Sengoku Basara Mail Exchange, also by yours truly)

In 2013 I organized a snail-mail exchange between members of the Basara fandom. Since in summer most people are on vacation, I thought now would be a good time to revive that one, plus extend it to another fandom that is also very dear to my heart.

A note: if you’re not comfortable with sharing sensible information, like your address or e-mail, then this isn’t for you, sorry.
Also, if you are a minor, be sure to get your parent’s permission! Stay out of trouble, kids!


What is this?

A mail exchange project to connect Saint Seiya fans all over the world!

How does this work?

  • July 1st~15th: You send me a message with the info listed on the next section of this post.
  • July 16th~19th: I match you up with someone and give them your info.
  • July 20~August 31st: Both of you sort out the details and send each other something!

What do I send?

Anything you want! The very basic you can send is a postcard, but feel free to send something else, like a letter, a small present, a box full of food, etc. - as long as your penpal is ok with it, of course!

What you send doesn’t have to be related to Saint Seiya - what’s important is that you and your penpal get a little nice something in the mail out of this, so you can send other things they might enjoy, like a picture of your city, pics of cats in silly dresses, etc.

Is more important that you just send something  and respect the deadlines, rather than taking forever to send the best package in history.

And remember to be excellent to each other, please!

(if you want to get a feel of things you could send, you can have a look at some of the letters sent for the Sengoku Basara Mail Exchange of 2013 here)

Can I have more than one penpal?

Yes. The only rule is that you must send something to each penpal you get. You can’t only receive, you must also give.

Is English mandatory?

No, just write in a language both parties understand.

How do I know this is safe?

You don’t, sorry. I can’t guarantee that someone isn’t going to send you a bag of poop. :^(
We’re working based on trust here - if you end up having a serious problem with someone, you can tell me and I’ll make sure they stay out of future editions, but that’s the most I can do.

I have a question.

Here’s my ask box. :^)


Here is the info I need from you

Please submit the following to me:
(*mandatory field)

E-mail address*: (to prevent the usual tumblr messaging problems)
Country*:
Geographic preferences: (for example: “I only want people from my country/from Europe/from anywhere else but my country.” If left blank, I’ll assume world-wide is fine)
Favourite Saint Seiya things: (characters, otps, how shiny Jabu’s metal panties are, etc, anything goes)
Other things you like: (non Saint Seiya things)
Things you really don’t like: (if applicable, can be both SS and non-SS)
Anything else you might want to say:

I promise I will delete every and any info I receive after the whole exchange is over.


Other Notes

After I match you up with someone, I will be giving them all of the information above - please make sure you are ok with sharing this info with someone who is very possibly a total stranger, and receiving e-mails from them.

I will not be asking for anyone’s address: I’ll leave the address exchange to you and your partner.

I will require that you take a picture of the letter you’re sending, and send that picture to me.

Letters getting lost in the mail is a normal part of life, but I need this to be sure that you at least tried. In the first exchange I’ve held (Sengoku Basara 2013) some people didn’t get any mail, and I had no way of knowing if it was because it got lost or if the other party decided to drop out without saying a word. I want to prevent this, and I also want to create a proper record of good participants in case I do more exchanges in the future.


By the way, I accept volunteers for replacement mail AKA people who are willing to send mail in the place of last minute drop-outs, people who didn’t send anything to their penpal, or people whose mail got lost and can’t resend it for whatever reason. If you want in, just tell me!

Also, feel free to translate this post into other languages in order to reach more people, or even make your own exchange based on this if you prefer!


For anything related to this, please use the “#kikis mail” tag in order not to clutter the Saint Seiya related tags.