His name sounds like a prayer, and his laugh sounds like hope. When I look into his eyes, I forget what the loneliness feels like. When he hugs me, I feel as though nothing can hurt me. I like the way my name sounds falling from his lips, and I love his laugh just a little bit more than usual when I’m the cause of it. I could spend hours listening about all the thoughts that swirl in his mind; I want to know everything he has to say. When I am with him, the sun shines a little brighter, my chest feels lighter, and I can finally breathe easy. He is the answer to questions I didn’t know I needed to ask.
i didn’t know that this is what i’ve been looking for all along (13/52) by (DS)
“This isn’t some vanity nameplate.” says self-promoting wanker about company literally named after himself, which has been founded expressly to promote his books, tours and merchandise and to get him on the telly and radio.
Lance art for an icon I did for the Starboy: Lance Charity Zine ( @lancezine ). I’m glad for the chance to help out such a cool collaboration-type project! Definitely go check it out if you have a passion for all things Lance and want to support a good charity cause at the same time.
Open for both artists and writers!! Find more info at the links below:
Shawn Jackson and Hasse Bernfield, better known as Whit and Slug. These two are Nana’s adopted grandsons, and certified little shits– ESPECIALLY Whit. Both of them have spent most of their lives on the planet too.
Whit came to the planet with their (rich) family to live in one of the colony. They got their nickname because of the old Whitworth rifle they carried around: it’s a family heirloom and they would always brag that they would inherit it and use it one day. They’re kind of annoying, 110% sass, and a joker. It was them who told Nana all that dumb shit that she totally believes.
Slug’s parents died in a mining accident and he became a bit of an outcast in the community. He wouldn’t let anyone near him and ended up bullying kids out of food and money. When he tried to steal from Whit, an outcast in their own right, they became fast friends. He got his name from his weapon of choice: the shotgun.
High school for you is not as bad as most people make it out to be. You don’t mind your classes, you get good grades, and you actually enjoy attending sports games, but what you do mind is people - more specifically, Chloe Hansen. Now, you’re not the type to judge right away, you like to give people second chances because first impressions are almost always entirely wrong. However, Chloe has proved time and time again that she doesn’t deserve any chances at all.
Hello everyone! Me and the wonderful @meskri who I had the great luck of meeting today are starting up a new project!! I’m honestly very excited about it!
The home of this project is going to be @scavengedspells, a brand new tumblr and entirely new account that @meskri and I will be running! I don’t want to release too many details yet, but here’s what I can tell you…
If you like any of the following, this project will definitely be of interest to you!
Cool Trinkets and Oddities
Even if any of that’s not your bag, I’d definitely appreciate a signal boost! This is going to entail a lot of hard work, but it will be very cool, I promise you!
If you’re interested in learning more or seeing things unfold as stuff gets set up (or maybe you’re just here for the aesthetic, that’s cool too), please give us a follow over at @scavengedspells! We’d love to have you!
Why It's Bad Fandom Etiquette To Put Other People's Fics On Goodreads
Obligatory disclaimer: I don’t speak for every fanwriter in fandom, but I do know for a fact that I speak for several of them.
Books and fics exist in different contexts. Fandom has its whole other set of tropes, conventions, and expectations. Some tropes and conventions are common across different fandoms, but often individual fandoms have their own conventions and things that are only recognisable to the reader within the frames of that particular fandom.
As a fandom writer, we write for the fans within our little corner of the internet. We write based on their expectations, we interact with tropes and ideas from other fics we’ve read. Fanfic is a conversation between fans of a source, and are often products of each other. Taking fanfic out of its context doesn’t work - people not familiar with those fandom codes won’t get it.
Books are commercial products that are written over long periods of time, and have gone through many rounds of editing. That is not to say that all books are good, or that a lot of fanfic isn’t actually better than some published books because they certainly are. But books are longterm projects, and fics are definitely not always that.
We write comment fics for our friends because they were screaming about that new headcanon they have. We spend a single week writing a pinch hit for a fest because someone dropped out and we want people to have a gift. We write while on a sugar and feelings-induced high at 3 AM because that gif set on tumblr sent us into an emotional crisis.
And that’s the fun of fandom. As a fanwriter, that’s what I love. I don’t publish books, because that’s not what I want, at least not at this point in time. I want to have fun with my fandom friends and contribute to the fandoms I love with both more and less thought-out fics.
Do you know the best way to take away that fun? Take my fics and put them alongside published books on goodreads and rate them from 1 to 5. Because, suddenly, my fics all potentially have to hold up next to published books on a site that isn’t made in the context of fanfic. It doesn’t matter if my fics are rated 1 or 5 - it’s the pressure of it. It’s the knowledge that even the silliest comment fic I might write and put on AO3 will suddenly be put on goodreads and judged along with books that people have spent months or years writing.
If you want to put fics on goodreads - ask. Don’t put fanwriters in that position, because it’s also really difficult to get them removed.
We have been getting a lot of questions about how far we are with the game, so I figured it was time for a little sit-down.
First things first, we have officially started play testing our engine. This has turned out about exactly as one would think.
School, real life, new employment opportunities, a few engagements/marriages, enough drama to entertain an army of stay at home parents, and just a gosh darn plethora of other things have done their best to sink this glorious project. I won’t lie and say that it has been easy. When we started this project so long ago, nobody really had any idea what they were doing. Now, thankfully, we have the experience to admit that we don’t know what we are doing.
The predictable result of all of this is that the project has definitely gone slower than anybody in the process has really wanted. This has been compounded with the fact that most of the coveted dating sim projects we have come to love have thrown in the towel.
We here at the UDS would love to take a moment to thank how patient 99% of you have been with us (you know who you are). We are currently working on a way to actually communicate on how the production is going. I’m thinking either a progress page or maybe even weekly patch notes. Who knows.
I do know that by the end of this, I will probably be unable to look at any of these characters in a good light ever again. I just spent 30 minutes trying to figure out why Toriel would disappear instead of laughing.
Hope everybody has a great afternoon, and stay tuned for more news in the near future! I’m diving back in.