Since we’re at the end and I’ve never really been a part of a fandom before I wanted to take a moment because I have too many feelings.
Shoutout to each and every one of my followers first and foremost. Thank you all for taking an interest in my blog; I never dreamed I’d have so many of you :)
I tried to say a little something for everyone I tagged but for those of you I didn’t, just fill it in that your blog is awesome, you’re awesome, and people should follow you.
@anationofthieves I know you’re not active rn but I loved all your posts and your gorgeous gifsets that I’ll probably never be able to do haha
@candlewinds I live to read your anon replies and your tags and your gifsets
@captain-flint The very first Sails blog I followed and the Queen of Gifsets. <3
@crucifythenburn (Trinity) I heart your shining personality on tumblr and your incredible Silverflint fic I Will Try To Fix You which everyone and their mother’s sister should be reading
@char7 (Charley) <3 A gal after my own heart. I swear our brains are wired together; I agree with most everything she says about Sails and politics RPJ and everything else we’ve ever chatted about. And your sense of humor is fantastic
@dimplesflint (Mer) We are relatively new mutuals but I’ve followed you since your pianka days. Your Flint gifsets are positively scrumptous and thank you so much for commenting on a couple of my fics on AO3!! It meant a lot.
@ellelan (Elle) BS CATS FOREVER! You inspired me to make the Flint/Ginger Cat post, the first of several. So much fun. You’re such a great personality and the fandom wouldn’t be the same without your beautiful edits and words of wisdom (and your naughty thoughts for fics >:)
@flinthamilton Still one of the best Sails blogs and will always be near and dear to my shipper heart. Your gifsets and metas about James and Thomas are just amazing. You are sweet and kind in conversations and you even bother to reblog my things
@flintsredhair (Meg) MEG!! I heart Meg. She is a superbly talented Flinthamilton writer and my favorite Flinthamilton writer. I feel like I can chat with her about all things James/Thomas. I don’t know how you keep pumping out so many great stories but keep it up!
@flintstruestlove Another recent mutual but since you jumped in here with nothing but a passion for James/Thomas AND you make gifsets of seasons and things I haven’t seen forever, of course you make the list :)
@fmwis We’ve never spoken I don’t think but you have faithfully reblogged literally every single Flint-related edit I’ve ever done?!?! Thank you!
@jadedbirch I think we’ve circled each other forever on here before we became mutuals lol. You are by far one of my fave personalities on here; you’re very easy going and I love that. And don’t forget whose idea the whole porn police thing was! ;)
@lady-eleanor-vane<3 You are so super sweet and a friendly person no matter what! Thanks for taking an interest in me and my blog
@Maria (musemm) What can I say? You and shinmaya were so welcoming to me when I was a noob on here and gave me exposure. We both shared our love of Billy/Flint, and even though that hasn’t worked out, we’ve had many, many conversations about all kinds of things and I heart you; you’ve inspired my writing so much you don’t even know. *gives you a big fat wet kiss*
@sagestreet EEEE SAGE! I must gush over your Black Sails painting/analysis posts; the fandom wouldn’t be the same without them!!! Also we’ve shared several convos about all kinds of things, serious and not so serious and I’m so glad to have met you here. Thanks again for those movie recs!
Nerdfighteria! An awesome community and what it means to me
I discovered Hank and John Green’s channel, the vlogbrothers, earlier this year, and though I am not a long time Nerd Fighter, I really love it.
I currently am a college senior getting ready to graduate, and pumping out some great nerdy things! I run Video Game Tournament Club, a esports club at the University of Delaware trying to push out this amazing fad of esports into this generation. This community constantly encourages me to do my best nerdy thing and I love it every day!
On top of all this, I love all the informative pieces that Hank and John do. For example, I probably didn’t have enough time to care about the political climate of 2016, but the light that your videos showed on the subject helped inform me to be a better citizen, now I call my State Representatives as often as I see fit, something I probably wouldn’t have done without this channel.
This community has brought a great positive change in my life and I am all the better for it! Thanks again Nerd Fighters!
Hello! 14 for the salty ask thing if you don't mind
14. Unpopular opinion about your fandom?
Hmm, this is a good question because I don’t really think I have any opinions on the fandom that I haven’t seen people agree with? Obviously there are bad sides to the fandom, like the people who harass others over characters/ships and people who send dumb shit to Ishida but most of us can agree that we don’t like those people.
Then there’re the good parts of the fandom like all the amazing theories people pump out, and great fanfics and fanart and the fandom on tumblr honestly feels quite welcoming to me for the most part.
Perhaps the most controversial thing I can say about the fandom is that I don’t agree with the recent posts saying that you should just accept what’s going on in the manga without complaining. I think everyone has the right to get upset or mad about whatever they want and if they want to post about that and say negative things about the chapter or the characters or whatever, then I think it’s totally fine to do that. As long as you keep it contained to your own blog/people who agree with you or want to hear it and you stay away from the tags of the thing you’re complaining about and NEVER go on someone else’s post or blog or work just to hate on the thing that they like, then I think it’s fine to complain or criticise. Basically, I think the idea what we’re not allowed to share negative opinions just because it’s fiction and has no bearing on our lives is kind of stupid, as long as we’re not harassing/sending hate to actual people and we’re keeping our salt contained.
So yeah that’s pretty much the most unpopular opinion I can think of which I actually have lmao
Looking for artists, producers, singers, and others!
Hey everyone! This is Austin/Chii, one of the programmers from VocaTone. We are looking for people who would like to help with these aspects of the team! We’ve been unfortunately inactive because of various reasons, but it’s about time we reboot and pump out some great loids!
Whichever way you’d like to help, I would love to see examples of your work!
If you are interested in working with us, please inbox this blog! I will personally be looking through every application! <3
Thank you for reading, and please consider applying.
We’re happy to have Chelsea Beck as the illustration intern on NPR Visuals for the summer! A recent MICA grad, Chelsea is already pumping out great work. She has a dry wit and polished style that is whimsical, sweet with a little darkness to it.
We’re excited to see what she creates, but in the meantime, here are some pieces of hers we really enjoy: