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Reasons Why Jack is Not “Just A YouTuber”

- He makes us feel like we matter as individuals, as well as a community

- He tells us that he cares and believes in us

- He gives us the best advice he can, and admits when he doesn’t know much about something rather than acting like he knows everything

- He makes us laugh and smile, even when nothing else can. No matter how bad depression has been, he’s never failed to make me smile

- He gives us something else to think about and focus on, instead of our problems. He gives us a break

- He tells us that we are good enough as we are, to embrace our differences and to not be afraid to be ourselves

- He’s there for us like a friend, and makes us feel less lonely

- He treats everyone equally, with kindness and respect

- He has his own life and does other things besides videos. Just because we don’t always see it, doesn’t mean it’s not true. People who say he’s ‘just a YouTuber’ needs to remember that, that he is still a human being, with a life outside of his job just like everyone else

- He interacts with us every day, he never forgets about us

- He inspires us, he gives us courage. I wouldn’t have started making my own videos if it wasn’t for Jack saying ‘I believe in you’ and giving me the courage to try it out. I now want to be a YouTuber too, thanks to Jack.

@therealjacksepticeye this community loves you! You mean the world to all of us and you’ll always be more than just a YouTuber. You’re our friend, and we are all one big happy septic family. <3

sock-monkey-homunculus  asked:

Hi. I want to write an epic space opera, so I was wondering what are some classic points my stoey needs and what has been done to death? Also, fun fact, Charlton Heston's character in Planet of the Apes is from my town. Unfortunately, his school was made up.

Rod Serling once gave the best advice to writing: take however many books you’re reading right now, and double that.

This is probably not the answer you want to hear, but it’s a mistake to think in terms of tropes. A lot of people go into writing with their heads: they want to subvert expectations in a clever way. They write because they want to get a pat on the head for being smart (”in this novel, it turns out the Love Interest is actually the Dragon with a hint of Lightning Bruiser!”). Overused tropes and clichés aren’t the problem, though. When people say they didn’t like a story because it was cliché or overdone, what they mean is, they didn’t believe it.

If you want to tell a military scifi story, do that. It’s like a piece of advice an acting coach once gave me: no matter how many actors there are, there’s always room for one more good one.

If you want to tell a story about space pirates (to pick a particularly common scifi theme), tell a story about space pirates, but “don’t try to impress me, try to convince me.” This means identifying exactly what it is you want to say and convincing me of it. A lot of people bristle at this because for some strange reason, we have the first culture in human history that is suspicious of clear communication, and for some reason, loves ambiguity.

So, if you want to tell a story about space pirates, you have to identify what it is you want to say. Suppose you have the idea that all criminal organizations are is just “outsider capitalism.” It’s family and protection for people who have none of the above, and that the difference between pirates and a big business is simply that one is run by people on the outside who “weren’t invited to the party.”

So, if that’s what you want to say, a story about space pirates starts to take shape. Your main character comes to life, as he is the person the audience sees the story through and we like who he likes, trusts who he trusts. You start the story inside a big interstellar corporation, but our hero sees they practice all kinds of underhanded traits he later sees in the pirates, except the “big guys” get away with it. Since a good rule is that the main character is the person in the story who gets into the most trouble, you have him as a stiff executive who gets kicked out of a corporation, who then is forced to join the pirates because like everyone else there, he has nowhere else to go. Your main character is in some way an unfinished, imperfect person; the point of the story is to have him improve or learn something. 

At first, because he has the expectations the audience does, our hero believes they’re all cut-throats, but we see a different side to them: we see them not as evil, but people who are somehow unacceptable to society in some way. All the pirate characters are created to drive that idea home. One was pushed off his home by a corporation; one is a member of a religious group that isn’t liked; one is a cyborg, which are discriminated against; one is a runaway clone of an executive about to be chopped up for parts. None of them have families, since the point of the story is to show how organizations like this can be surrogate families. The story starts to write itself: our hero tries to protect his surrogate family (as our hero cares, we care, too), and we see the pirates get punished for things the “big guys” get away with. 

The finale writes itself: the pirates fight the big corporation and our hero chooses to side with the pirates even after a final temptation. Endings should feel easier to write than beginnings; a story is like a funnel, at the beginning, anything can happen, but as it goes on, the range of possibilities narrow until one final outcome is possible. 

See? Right there, we have a story that subverts expectations and does something interesting with an overused trope (space pirates), but subverting expectations is a means, not an end in and of itself. It’s all about expressing clearly what you have to say.

PSA on posting of Aqours’ First Live and illegal material

Recently I have noticed that there are a few GIFs and pictures of Aqours’ First Live(1L) floating around Tumblr. 


I have to stress that posting of 1L GIFs and pictures other than those from the official sources is not recommended and could be illegal.


There are several reasons why this is so. Firstly video footage of Aqours’ First Live is illegal. It infringes on their copyright (which is strictly regulated in Japan). Those footage can range from small phone recordings by audiences from Live Viewings or the actual venue, to Satellite Rips from the Live Viewing theaters. They are then either distributed via private or public means, or sold as exclusive videos. In the case of 1L, they were sold on Baidu and later distributed by the person who bought it. 


As of now,any videos of 1L will be considered illegal at this point of time as the official blu-ray has not been released. 


You might ask: So why can’t we post them on social media such as Tumblr? Copyright doesn’t directly affect me why should I care?


YOU SHOULD CARE


Infringement of copyright will not be taken lightly. Overseas Live Viewings and events may be withdrawn due to inappropriate behavior. There have been similar situations from other fandom and franchises. Illegal footage of movies were uploaded, and license rights for distribution was withdrawn. Don’t let it happen to Aqours too. 


One prime example was the amount of security that was at the Live Viewing in Singapore. There were 4 or 5 of the staff stationed in the theater to monitor the audience, and anyone who was suspected of image capturing was immediately removed from the Live Viewing. 


We cannot control what you do in private. If you want to watch them to relive the moments, no one can stop you. However posting them onto social media and other public platforms will raise attention.


Even if you do not care about Live Viewings or Events (and in some cases there is 0 chance of it happening anyway), do think of the others in the community. There are people who bring you scans of your favorite idols on the day of release, there are people who provide the latest news, there are many who provide other contents such as GIFs and pictures. 


Regardless, do not let a moment of fame ruin any future chances. If you spot any 1L GIFs or unofficial pictures be sure to drop a friendly message and ask them to remove it. If they still intent on posting more, do report them using the Tumblr reporting system.




Since Nagoya Live is happening in a few days, This applies to 2nd Live too. Please observe the same for 2L.

Dear parents of autistic children,

No, your child doesn’t do weird things “for no reason”. They do it for a reason, you just don’t know it yet. You have different brains, different perspectives, so sometimes things that are obvious to them are a mystery to you. But you don’t have to ignore it and blame it on them. You can make an effort, reach out to them and figure out the reason.

Do they scream in public when it looks like everything is okay? Well, there’s probably a reason for that. Maybe the situation is overwhelming to their senses, it’s too loud, to bright, to crowded, and they need some space and time to recover. Maybe they can’t stim because other people keep telling them it looks weird, so they end up exhausted much faster. Maybe you are breaking their routine by being outside at this time. Or maybe you are going through the supermarket “the wrong way”, not how you usually do it. Maybe they forgot their comfort object at home, and just realized that. Maybe they are in pain and can’t communicate that. Maybe they are very hungry and don’t realize that yet because it’s hard for them to recognize their needs and emotions. Maybe it’s a combination of those, or something different altogether.

Either way, they probably don’t do it “for no reason”. You just don’t see the reason. Make an effort to communicate. If they are verbal, ask them. If they can’t speak with their mouth at the moment or ever, use alternative methods of communication. If they can’t explain it, consult other autistic people, including autistic adults who probably have a bunch of ideas as to why your child does that weird thing. Don’t dismiss it, don’t complain about it, don’t blame your child for doing it. Try to see the world from their perspective. Respect their needs and feelings. Learn more about autism from other autistic people.

And life will be much better and easier for both you and your child.

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

Gay kids and lesbian kids are lgbt+. 

But do you know who else belongs into the lgbt+ community? 

Bi kids do. 

Ace kids do. 

Aro kids do. 

Pan kids do. 

Poly kids do. 

Nonbinary kids do. 

Trans kids do. 

We say “lgbt+ community” and not just “LG community” for a reason!  

As lovely and amazing kids are who are exclusively attracted to people of the same gender and as important and valuable support for them is: Please don’t let anyone make you believe “lgbt+” is synonymous with “cis and exclusively attracted to the same gender”. 

The lgbt+ community is big enough for all of you! <3 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom  

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community appreciation week 📚 day one - favorite character  

you’re afraid you won’t fit in. you’re afraid you’ll be alone. great news! you share that with all of us. so you’ll never be alone, and you’ll always fit in.

The Many Reasons Why We Love Jacksepticeye

Reblog with your reasons why you love @therealjacksepticeye :D

Here are a few of mine:

He reminds us that we matter to him all the time

He is dedicated to making videos to make us happy, and he’s so committed to it that he makes extra videos if he knows he will be away

He gives us motivation and positivity, bringing smiles to people who thought they never would again

He gives advice and encouragement to people who need it, helping people (like me) to keep going and not give up

He has kind eyes and a sweet smile

He is not afraid to be himself, even if that sometimes means being silly and acting like a child xD


I have many more, but I don’t want to write too many in case I steal everyone else’s :)

BTS reacting to their s/o being an interpreter/translator at big hit

Kim Seokjin:

He would be so proud of you that you could speak so many languages and communicate with so many people. He loved that you could speak korean with him and then say something in English to Namjoon.

“Teach me how to day I love you in every language you know, please”

Originally posted by jjilljj

Kim Namjoon:

Much like Jin, he would love that you could speak korean so fluently because it meant you could talk to his family who were a huge part of his life. Also he would totally show off his English skills by talking to you in it all the time, even more when he wanted to say something that the boys didn’t understand completely.

Originally posted by jjeonguk

Min Yoongi:

He would absolutely love that you worked for big hit at translating for two main reasons: 1. He loved that he could communicate with his fans through you wherever he went and 2. Not really liking long distance relationships, you working for big hit was the best as you would always travel with him, and what else could he ask for?

“I love you and your job”

Originally posted by sugaa

Jung Hoseok:

Just like Jin, he would be so proud that he couldn’t even contain his excitement when you spoke a foreign language. And he would love that you worked for the same company as him as he got to see you all the time.

“I’m so happy we work at the same place” “BABE OH MY GOD HOW DO YOU SPEAK SO FLUENTLY?!”

Originally posted by nnochu

Park Jimin:

He would ask you to help him to say more stuff in English for interviews with a cute little blush creeping on his cheeks, and would be scared to mess up in front of you. Other than that he would be so happy you got to go with him wherever he went because having you beside him always make things better.

Originally posted by jiyoongis

Kim Taehyung:

He would totally tell everybody that his girl was fluent on many languages and that he was so proud of you. He would also tell everyone he met that he got to travel the world with the love of his life.

“Yeah, y/n can say many things in many languages, right baby?”

Originally posted by bwipsul

Jeon Jungkook:

He would constantly ask you to help him with his pronunciation so he could improve his covers and talk to fans who didn’t speak his language. When you would speak with a fan in another language in front of him he would smile brightly as he looked at you.

“Wow, I swear I can’t get used to you talking in a different language” “You sound hot in spanish”

Originally posted by samwol