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anonymous asked:

So on your tumblr, theres a protective license against plagiarism. I'm just wondering, does this protect you in a legal way in that you can legally claim or sue anyone who plagiarizes your work? In lieu of all the plagiarism thats been coming up, can't you file a claim against those people? Because obviously, they're not stopping nor coming out with the truth. And if you can, maybe more tumblr authors can start protecting their works with a similar license!

I believe so. And technically, anything that you post on the internet, as long as it is your own original content that you created, is copyrighted. There was a huge post floating around Tumblr this time last year in regards to it, where essentially whatever you post online is immediately copyrighted to you if it is something that you originally created. For example, fan fiction.

The license that I have on my blog is a Creative Commons Attribution / NonCommercial / NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. It basically states that another user is allowed to share my work, as long as they follow the license terms, which balls down to the point that they can only share via reblogging. Here are the details of the license: 

Attribution | You must give appropriate credit (the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material) provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made (indicate if you modified the material and retain an indication of previous modifications). You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use (if you are planning to do it, you must ask the original creator for permission first).

NonCommercial | You may not use the material for commercial purposes (A commercial use is one primarily intended for commercial advantage or monetary compensation).

NoDerivatives | If you remix, transform, or build upon the material (alternating the plot, adapting names in the story, creating your own version of the same story, continuing the story e.g. somebody going forth and writing the final parts to Sillage) you may not distribute the modified material (you cannot post it anywhere at all). It does not support remix culture.

So pretty much, it covers everything. It is a handy license to have on your blog to allow people to know what you allow with your content, and to be frank, I am not afraid to take legal action against anyone that plagiarises my work, which I can do without the license as it is, due to the fact that any of the original content I post online is immediately copyrighted at the moment of posting.

Here is where you can get the license.

The Thrawn Crisis Regency AU Part Two 

Dark Force Rising 

Grand Admiral Thrawn and the New Republic are in locked in a deadly race to find the the legendary Katana Fleet. The location of the ghost ships remains a invaluable secret held by none other than the smuggler Talon Karrde. 

When Thrawn captures Karrde, Mara Jade, his once-trusted protégé, must clear her name and rescue him from Thrawn’s clutches before the torture sessions begin. In order to infiltrate Thrawn’s impenetrable fortress, Mara must seek out her sworn enemy, Luke Skywalker, who has fallen under the sway of the mysterious Sir C'baoth.

Part One: Heir to the Empire 

gizasousa  asked:

Hey, Sian. I just debated about TV Michonne and Comic Andrea with some guy on YT (I really need to stop doing this to myself). He said they are "nearly identical" and send me a link to TWD page from where he took the statement. IMO, TV Michonne had very unique experiences that changed her into someone that is not Comic Andrea or Comic Michonne, even though the storyline since Alexandria is similar. In your opinion, what are the main similarities and differences between them?

Hi @gizasousa. So sorry I didn’t get to this sooner. I agree 100% with you and you put it so well.

My issue with people (like this guy) saying that Michonne is taking Andrea’s story line from the comic books, or that Michonne is the ‘New Andrea’ is that it takes away from who Michonne is as a character in her own right. It detracts from her TV story, background and who she is.

I’ve heard people say Andrea’s scenes with Rick from the books were played out by Richonne on screen. No. That’s a simplistic way of looking at it, and quite frankly, disrespectful to Michonne and her background as well as her development. For example, the ‘We’re the ones who live’ speech. That was not a ‘We don’t die’ remix. That was Michonne being KEY in getting Rick to see that they needed to fight. That scene worked because of WHO MICHONNE IS to Rick and their journey as best friends to lovers. NOT because Andrea said something to Rick about not dying so they did the same for TV Richonne. Also, Michonne’s language was more positive and the more I analyse the scene, the more I see how it was specifically catered to Michonne and not a remix. That scene was important to Richonne and worked so well because of who they are, what they went through, and what they mean to each other.

TV Michonne does not need to take any other comic book character’s story. The way she relates to others is because of her journey. I don’t see similarities between her and Andrea the same way others claim there are. Honestly,  there is also not a lot in Michonne’s arc now that even reflects her comic book counterpart (with the exception of being close to Rick).

TV Michonne has been afforded the opportunity to heal, love, and be loved; something that was kept from her in the books. She is in a healthy, stable relationship with Rick that developed from their close friendship (something that RK did not do in the books, regardless of how much sense it would have made).

The only similarities between TV Michonne and comic book Andrea is that their significant other is Rick. TV Michonne is a far better character than the others, in my honest opinion. Comic book Michonne still had more build-up in her friendship with Rick than Andrea had, yet Andrea ended up being his romantic partner. TV Michonne had comic book Michonne’s arc with being Rick’s best friend. The difference is that Scotty G had the good sense to build on their closeness as friends and pair TV Richonne romantically, where RK did not.

Now, there are some instances where the plot has been adapted from the books to suit what is happening on-screen. that is because the show is still an adaptation. But I don’t believe Michonne is anyone other than who she was meant to be. Rick and Michonne got the best friend narrative on TV and it progressed naturally to where it should have been i.e. them being canonically romantic and in love.

While the narrative is at points similar, because it is based on the source material, Michonne is not the ‘New Andrea’ just because they are both Rick’s lovers. Their stories are most definitely not ‘nearly identical’. Richonne on TV is what Richonne in the comic books should have been. Michonne is a leader in her own right. She is her own person with her own story arc, but certain fans out there just cannot help themselves and try to take that away from her.


Netflix Phone Conversation

FYI for those who might be interested.

@our-connection-is-a-miracle and others have offered helpful suggestions as to what to say in emails. I used those ideas, and others, in the #renewsense8callparty and I thought I’d note them here in case anyone found them useful for them to use as well: 

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All the Web Series

Hey everyone!

So my lovely sister suggested that I make a masterpost of all my favourite web series, so I started off by listing all the web series I’ve ever watched………and there are a lot. So many that I think I might have an eensy bit of a problem. But moving swiftly along, here’s my own not so little list of all the webseries I’ve watched all-the-way-through and want to ramble about in alphabetical order. As always, these are my own thoughts and opinions, and you are perfectly entitled to have different ones. Because this list is so long, I’m putting it under a read-more (cause otherwise this would seriously fill your entire dash) but above the read-more I’m gonna put a list of the web series I talk about so you can see if there’s something you want to check out :)

Adult Wednesday Addams

Autobiography of Jane Eyre

Blank Verse


Classic Alice

East and West

Elinor and Marianne Take Barton

Emma Approved

Frankenstein M.D.

From Mansfield With Love

Green Gables Fables

The Goreys


I Didn’t Write This

In Earnest


Jules and Monty

Kissing in the Rain

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

The Misselthwaite Archives

The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Nothing Much to Do

School of Thrones


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~Looking for Contact~

What I’m Looking For: Pre-established relationships: friendships, hateships, allies, family, enemies, etc.

Fandom: World of Warcraft

Sole Faction or Cross-Faction: Cross-Faction accepted

Faction I Play: Alliance

Server: Wyrmrest Accord

Venues I Actively Roleplay In: Discord, Tumblr, In-Game

Favorite Type of RP: Long-term, progressive RP. Though, I’m open to pretty much anything.

Triggers: None.

Things I Will Not RP (IE: NSFW, Torture, Romance, etc.):  Will not RP adult themes with minors.

RP Strong Points: Flexible, communicative, adaptive, plot-driven, understanding.

RP Weak Points: Not very confident with running large-scale events.

IC Information:

Name: Claire Donovan

Race: Human

FC (If Applicable; Picture Optional): Amber Heard

Can Currently Be Found: Anywhere, really. She moves around quite a bit, though is staying in Stormwind for the time being.

Would They Be Known : Claire has been one of the many regular performers at the Darkmoon Faire over the past couple years, and would be known there as ‘The Flying Fox of Westfall.’ Most of her acts take place high above the ground and involve incredible acts of agility, flexibility, and coordination - while she uses these skills in other, more lucrative areas of employment, she wouldn’t really be known for anything outside the Faire (yet), unless someone was really looking for her.

Personality: In a word - unpredictable. In a few more words - impulsive, calculating, intelligent, snarky, cunning, sweet (sometimes), conniving, guarded.

Language(s): Common, Orcish, some Thalassian

Height: 5′6″

Body Type: Average height, lithe form, toned muscles.

Eye Color:  Claire has heterochromia - her left eye is royal blue, and her right eye is emerald green.

Hair Color: Dirty blonde

Age: 22

Notable Scars, Marks, etc: The ring finger of her right hand has a faded, jagged scar that runs all the way around - it’s healed, faded, and is a few shades lighter than her normal skin tone. Another scar can be found just under the left side of her collarbone, and has a matching twin just to the left of her spine.

Tattoos/Piercings: Claire has a daith piercing in both ears, two cartilage piercings on her right ear and one on her left, and two in each earlobe. On the inside of her right forearm, running the length of her elbow to her wrist, is a tattoo of a fox - the tip of its nose ends at her wrist, while the tip of its tail just touches the crook of her arm. The inside of her left forearm hosts another tattoo - that of a dagger with an intricately designed hilt. The tip of the blade stops at her wrist, while the handle ends at her elbow.

First Appearances: Claire has long, wavy, dirty-blonde hair with natural highlights - most likely from spending time in the sun, which also explains the subtle tan of her skin.  She’s quick to offer a smile, and can be polite if the situation calls for it, but she doesn’t have a lot of patience for things or conversations she deems uninteresting. Makeup is usually only used around the eyes, if she wears any at all, though she’s no stranger to painting her lips every now and then. Her wardrobe is mostly unpredictable, as she changes styles as often as she changes her mind - she could be found in a simple tunic and pants one day only to be dolled up the next for no particular reason at all.

What To Expect: This really all depends on how she’s approached/what kind of situation she finds herself in.

Where I RP: Discord, Tumblr, & In-Game

Koe no Katachi - a review of the final chapter

As you guys have already saw, the final chapter ended up with some holes in the plot. Did Ishida and Nishimiya finally get together? How? What happened to Shimada (since Ishida said that he wanted to talk to him)? As Shouko’s mother said, what her daughter will do in the future?

Maybe we’ll never know the answers for these questions.

Personally, like many of you, I’m a bit disappointed with this ending, but some things made me think and it comforted my heart.

First of all: even though I saw some people saying that ShouShou stayed as only friends, I do think they became a couple in the end. Obviously I would love if they had kissed or anything, but, actually, I never expected something like this (maybe a hug). But, what makes me think that they’re together after this timeskip is the symbolism of the last pages.

In Japan, the relationships aren’t like in the West. I think most couples don’t show much affection in public (even hold hands seems awkward!), and Nishimiya and Ishida are too shy to kiss in front of the others. But, for a guy who couldn’t hug or touch her in the past, like when they were crying at the bridge (THAT SCENE ;-;), hold her hand can tell a lot of things, and it could make a parallel with the chapter where Nishimiya tried to kill herself.

At that time, she was also wearing an yukata, and the focus of the scene was that Ishida was holding her by the hand so she wouldn’t fall. But the context was very different; he was saving her life. After that, at the bridge, Ishida asked Nishimiya to help him live, like if, without her, he wouldn’t be able to stay in this world, and the last pages of the final chapter show that, together, they can do anything. And they’re saving the lives of each other perpetually.

So, what I’m trying to say is that the scene where Ishida grabs her hand is so meaningful (because the last time they held hands, she wanted to die, and he almost died trying to save her life), that it didn’t need many words, or a confession. Obviously, I would be dying in happiness if they had confessed to each other, but the feelings that both of them hold are more than that; it’s a pure love.

Another thing that can explain the holes in the plot is the anime adaptation. Maybe the mangaka left these loose ends on purpose, to left the audience in antecipation, and because it’ll be settled on the anime version. But this is just a supposition.

Anyway, this is what I think about this chapter. I’m leaving Koe no Katachi with a taste of wanting more, but this story has taught me soooo many things, and made me cry and laugh and cry again, that I can only thank the author for making something so beautiful and real. Words can’t explain my love for this manga, seriously.

So, thank you, Ooima Yoshitoki, for all these months of love and redemption, for all these life lessons, for all these feelings. I’ll never forget this story <3

apprendere  asked:

Hey, you may have talked about this before, (if so, then oops, sorry for repeating questions) but, what's your writing process like? Especially regarding planning or outlining stories

You’re so adorable, thinking I do real planning and outlining. :D Mostly when I’m doing my own writing, I just start at the beginning and go. (…Usually. Sometimes not. For instance, Stark Naked Science had a structure that suggested itself fairly early on, so I adapted the plot to fit that structure. Branches of Pine also sort of forcibly organized itself, because it was structured around various winter holidays.)

But I actually don’t write that many long and complicated fics on my own. Most of my longer fics have been written with @tisfan. And that’s more of a process.

Most of the time, it starts in chat:

tisfan: So I had an idea.
me: Oh no.
tisfan: What if [literally anything here]?
me: Oh, that would cause so much trouble. [Character] would be like [reaction].
tisfan: omg yes. And then [another character] would [different reaction].
[This continues for anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours.]
me: …Okay I’m making a doc.

And then I make a googledoc and invite Tis to join it as a co-author (or she makes the doc and invites me) and at that point, depending on the specific idea in question and its complexity and whether it’s an established ‘verse or a new one and, idk, the alignment of the planets or something, we have a couple of different processes.

(Putting the rest of this under a cut, because it got long and also because there might be spoilers for readers who aren’t caught up on all the fic yet. The stuff that is spoiler-y for things that haven’t been POSTED yet have been redacted.)

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American Gods comes to me as a disjointed collection of stories, rather than the singular story of Shadow Moon being steamrolled by Odin into participating in this divine battle for America. And really, I love the collection of stories– the anecdotes of old gods being brought to new land by the people that love them (and then being subsequently pushed into obsolescence as the world moves on) are fascinating and richly described. And yeah, “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney” was a great episode. I did want to know more about Sweeney than just his bad attitude, so I can see why that episode happened.

But… say I hadn’t read the book (hell, it’s been so long that I really might as well not have, honestly), and say I had to then describe the plot of this TV adaptation.

“There’s a… war, I think? Mr Wednesday’s collecting gods for some big battle. He’s got this guy with him, Shadow, but I’m not sure why. Shadow’s wife was dead but now she’s not. I think she’s supposed to be going after him, for some reason, but there’s also this leprechaun that’s stuck with her because his lucky coin is keeping her alive and he wants it back but he’s not going to get it until… uh, she gives it back, I guess. Which I guess she isn’t gonna. But also someone can resurrect her properly, and they’re going to find that guy? I haven’t seen Shadow in forever, it seems, so I have no idea how those two are faring. Also, what happened to Bilquis?”

(I have a feeling they just used Bilquis as a hook, which I guess makes a sort of sense, but it’s also an insult to her character. “Here, have this black goddess who devours people with sex! Kinky huh???? Welcome to American Gods! Yeah so anyway back to Emily Browning”) (so much Emily Browning)

I hope it evens out in s2, otherwise those same elements that make AG fun to watch might actually start to aggravate me.

I brought along my old notebook full of story planning to my writing group today because I wanted to find some notes about that “embarrassing fanfic I swore I would never write, but then the OVA happened” that I’m trying to fix up after three years, and while I didn’t find them—they probably don’t exist, to be honest—what I did find is just… wow.

I used to really think about structure and plot and wrote loglines for my short stories and thought of the inciting incidents and act climaxes and good lord what happened to all this 

Looking for Contact - Jasper Quinn

What I’m Looking For: Pre-established relationships: friendships, hateships, allies, family, enemies, etc.

Fandom: World of Warcraft

Sole Faction or Cross-Faction: Cross-Faction accepted

Faction I Play:  Alliance

Server: Wyrmrest Accord

Venues I Actively Roleplay In: Discord, Tumblr, In-Game

Favorite Type of RP: Long-term, progressive RP. Though, I’m open to pretty much anything, including fights, flings, short term romances, feuds, ect

Triggers: None.

Things I Will Not RP(IE: NSFW, Torture, Romance, etc.):  Will not RP adult themes with minors, everything else fair game

RP Strong Points: Flexible, communicative, adaptive, plot-driven, understanding, paragraph orientated.

RP Weak Points: Lack of drive if RP is slowburn, unable to direct events in game, easily distracted

IC Information:

Name: Jasper Quinn

Race: Human

FC (If Applicable; Picture Optional):  

Can Currently Be Found In: Stormwind City, Booty Bay, Pandaria - basically any port town with a good tavern and beautiful woman.

Would They Be Known: Jasper made his name as a fence of any and all stolen or otherwise ‘hot’ goods. He’s made several dealings with the shadier parts of all towns, and is well known among thieves, pirates, and bandits. SI:7 is aware of him, but he handles mostly petty fence sales, and so he stays under the radar pretty well.

Personality: Charming, funny, easy-going, witty, and a little goofy

Language(s): Common, -some- Orcish

Height: 6′3

Body Type:Muscle gut - thick, muscular body, with a nice layer of fat about his midsection. He has the overall swarthy strength one would imagine from a dock worker

Eye Color:  Bright green

Hair Color: Fiery Red

Age: 27

Notable Scars, Marks, etc: Jasper tries to make a point to avoid confrontation: after all angry clients makes for less coin in his pocket. However, a few things cannot be helped. His most notable scar is a bullet wound in his right shoulder, where it looks to have been a point blank shot. Other than that he mostly has an array of smaller ones about his hands and arms, the usual kind you’d get from a life working with your hands.

Tattoos/Piercings: He’s always played with the idea of getting nautical tattoo’s upon his skin, but hasn’t found an artist he’s trusted yet. So far, his skin is unmarked.

First Appearances: Scruffy. That’s the best word to describe him. The way his untrimmed beard sticks out at odd angles, how his hair always looks disheveled from sleep, and the overall simplicity of his dress leaves many to be, well, unimpressed by this unassuming man. He wears simple clothes, a white linen shirt, a purple vest, and black slacks. The only thing of note that stands out of his appearance is the simple wool cap he wears atop his head. It’s dwarvish in nature, clearly purchased or bartered from Ironforge, and even has a little anchor pin in the bill.

His face is nothing to remember, with no defining features that would stick out, unless someone has never seen a face full of freckles before. They’re everywhere, on his nose, his cheeks, his ears, even down his neck and onto the rest of his body. They compliment the fiery red hair atop his head, which always looks windswept or tussled by sleep, and his beard looks like it barely gets a comb through every other day.

Despite the overtly scruffy-ness of his appearance, there is something oddly charming to it. He’s quick with a laugh and a smile, and never really seems all that out of place with friendly intimacy and sharing personal space.

Maybe overall, that’s the point.

What To Expect: Sharp wit, an easy laugh, and fair company. Regardless of the altercation.

Where I RP: Discord, Tumblr, & In-Game


Not defending the writing here but the shows you listed are also based on books… So they kinda have an advantage there story-wise

Certainly, @factoseintolerant. But that’s not an excuse for creators of original tv content to write less good plots. Other shows - without books as a source - are brilliant. Maybe not perfect but at least keep a minimum of logic and plotarc etc.

And it shouldn’t be a excuse for the viewers to be less critical about shows like TBL.

Slackin’ with the Sleuth: Reviewing Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

As much as we like to pontificate over bad page-to-screen adaptations, the idea of involving the original author in the delicate process of translating literature to film language is not as fullproof as one might think. Does said author even understand what made his book work? Not necessarily. Would a novelist know what makes a good movie tick? Rarely, if ever.

But when a second adaptation of “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” came along, and when Daniel Handler became part of its writing team, fans across the globe allowed themselves a faint breath of optimism. Daniel had written no less than two original movie scripts before (Rick and Kill the poor), and his unfortunate experience on the first adaptation had given him a testing round, so to speak: this time, he would know what worked and what didn’t. With the last book in the series published over a decade ago, he even had a chance to, perhaps, improve and revise the source material.

The end result is aggravating, baffling, conceited, dreadful, exasperating, flacid, grim, horrifying, irritating, jittery, klutzy, long-winded, malicious, nerve-wracking, ostentatious, petty, querulous, rash, sinister, tepid, unrefined, vapid, wasteful, xylophone, yamn-inducing, zonked — and probably the best thing you’ll watch this year.

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Replace the cast of every major tv show with the cast of the get down. Have them stay in their original characters. Adapt the plot to resemble the get down. Slowly transform every show currently airing into the get down.

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1. Favorite Disney movie?
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29. If you could live in any world from a Disney movie, which would you choose?
30. Favorite Disney musical sequence based on spectacle/animation?
31. Which Disney princess has the best sidekicks?
32. If you could have a party themed around any Disney movie, which one would you pick?
33. Are you the only one obsessed with Disney in your family? Or does it run in the family?
34. Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, or Chip?
35. What are your top five favorite Disney blogs on Tumblr?
36. If you could choose the plot/adaptation for the next Disney movie, what would it be?
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Me before watching Sea of Monsters: so they actually added Clarisse in this movie and made Annabeth blonde maybe this will be kinda ok

Me after watching Sea of Monsters: no no no no no why do they claim to base these off the books