~Celebration~Match Ups~

Hello my lovelies~! So I just checked my follower count and I’ve reached 334 followers! When did that happen? X’D Y'all are all so fantastic and I want to thank you for being apart of this blog and giving me something wonderful to hold on to.

So I’ve decided to open up Match Ups! :D

It’s a celebration and I hope everyone will enjoy participating!
So here’s the deal. For three days I am going to open match ups for everyone on my blog (and anyone coming in too). I’m only keeping it open for three days because I don’t want to get so many match ups that I’m overwhelmed. I might extend that time period if I don’t get a lot but in my experience, people are usually pretty into match ups.

I’ve got some rules for this little celebration and these are important, so please read them over!

Rules For Match-Up Requests:

1.) Below I am going to list what the requirements are for the requests. Please follow these requirements or I WILL delete your request without hesitation! I’m not kidding. I’m not going to do a match up for someone who doesn’t even care enough to follow my rules.

2.) Match ups are only going to be open for three days, they won’t be a regular thing! That means you can send in match ups today 8/19/2017 (though technically I’m not gonna start the three day time period until tomorrow because I’m posting this late) until 8/22/17 at  midnight EST. If you send in requests after that, I’ll just delete them.

3.) Don’t badger me please! On a previous blog I ran, I had to shut down match ups because people would resend them or constantly ask if I got them, etc etc. If you send in a match up request, it will get done as long as it follows the rules & requirements! If you DON’T see it by the time I’ve completed them all (and I’ll make a post saying there aren’t any more in the inbox), yours was probably deleted for not doing as I asked.

Requirements For Match-Up Requests:

1.)

I will only do match ups for the continuities I accept on my blog! That means Transformers Prime, Transformers Animated, MTMTE/Lost Light, RID2015. When you send in your match up request, please make it clear which continuity you want - you can only do up to two. So you could say ‘can I get a match up for TFA and TFP please?’ and that would be okay.

2.)

You can send in the requests either through asks (multiple asks are fine as long as you do something that tells me they are from the same person), message or submission, whatever works best for ya!

3.)

For requests, if you want me to complete it, I need certain things in your ask/message/submission. If you don’t include these or give me barely any information, I’ll delete your ask/message/submission.

Here’s what I NEED to be included in your request.

  • Which continuity you want for your match up - I will only do two at the most.

     

  • Your sexual preference/who you’re comfortable being matched with - I know that in the comics they don’t really care about that stuff and there aren’t a lot of females across the board. But I still would like to know because if you’re uncomfortable being matched with a male transformer for example, I won’t match you with one! If you don’t care, state that. Or if you’re ace, let me know and I’ll make sure not to include anything NSFW in your match up that could possibly upset you.



  • Your sun zodiac sign - This is more just for me because I am a huge astrology nerd. Please feel free to include your moon sign or other astrology information if you want but I only need your sun sign. And please don’t say “I’m a Taurus but I don’t think I really am, I feel more like a Capricorn”. The reasons people often don’t connect with their sun sign is because the sun sign is only one aspect of their personality. I’m going off the sun sign because it gives me a tiny bit of extra insight into who you are so I don’t want to be told what you think your sun sign should be, but what your sun sign actually IS.



  • At least five likes AND five dislikes - So ten all together.



  • At least five personality traits - But please, the more you give me for your personality, the better I can match you up. Feel free to write as much as you want here. And the traits you do send in, try to make them something I can work with. By this I mean, if you tell me you’re good with animals great but if you just say you have a cat? Okay? What am I supposed to do with that?



  • At least three hobbies or skills - This can be anything you enjoy doing that’s more than ‘smelling flowers’ or ‘playing with your bunny’. Reading, writing, drawing, dancing, skiing, singing, anything that is a real hobby or skill.


Here’s what you can include but don’t have to! These will help me give you a better match up though so even including one of these could help!

  • Your Myers Briggs personality type



  • What you want to do for a living (or currently do) - This could include going to college for a certaine degree, being in the military, etc.



  • Who your favorite character is and why - This doesn’t mean I’ll choose that character but it helps me understand you better.



  • Any random tidbits about you that you wanna add!

     

Here’s what you should NOT INCLUDE in your asks! I don’t want or need these and your ask could be potentially deleted!

  • Your age



  • Your looks - Seriously, I don’t care, this isn’t going to help at all so why does everyone do this?? How is telling me you have brown hair and green eyes going to help me decide which character to match you with? It doesn’t, not at all so don’t tell me anything related to your looks unless it’s something you’re highly insecure about & find relevant.



  • Your height or weight or body description


And that’s all for the requirements and rules! 

Here’s what you can expect from me on your match up AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW EVERYTHING ABOVE!

Your top romantic match up - This includes at least a few sentences on why I chose this character for you, depending on how much you give me in your request. The more you give me, the more I’ll be able to write. I probably won’t do more than a paragraph or two though so I don’t overwhelm myself.


Your top friendship match up - This also includes a brief description, and it’s just who I think you’d get along best with in a purely platonic way. :)

 

If you don’t want a romantic match up, just a platonic one, let me know.


And depending on how much information you give me, I might include some backups! So if I give you your top romantic choice, I might also say so-and-so is a possible second choice for you.



And I think that’s it everyone! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask me! As of right now, match ups are open!!!

I love all of you!!

-Lily

anonymous asked:

I can't access the rules and I'm on mobile. Like I've tried the links that you have posted when other people have asked and I can't read them.

alright, i’ll just post the rules right here with no cuts :y

Welcome to the rules page! If these rules aren’t followed or broken repeatedly your ask will be deleted or you may be asked to leave the blog if it’s severe enough.

⭐ Please keep it PG-13.
Sexual jokes and swearing are okay, just nothing too explicit.

⭐ Don’t harass other users over an ask.
I can take care of things myself. If someone sends you an unfriendly ask just let me know and i’ll do something about it.

⭐ No jokes about abuse, being “triggered”,  sexual assault, animal cruelty, or anything of the sort.
A lot of people have been through some shitty stuff, including the mun, so don’t be a jerk.

⭐ If you ship any of the kids with any of the adults;
Please keep away. I don’t want that nastiness here.

⭐ If your ask hasn’t been answered or you think it didn’t go through;
just send me a message about it or simply ask the question again.
However, I get many asks a day, so it may take me a while to get to them.

⭐ Criticism and suggestions are always welcomed!
Just do it in a professional manner please.

⭐ If I happen to say something offensive, let me know!
I don’t want to come off as a jerk and i’d hate to make anyone feel unwelcomed. Just please do it in a calm and collected manner and try to explain why it’s offensive as well.

⭐ We do accept M!As;
But if you’re going by number of asks I won’t do more than ten (10,) and if you’re going by time I won’t do more than 24 hours. … Unless you ask nicely. <3
And I only do one at a time because it’s hard to keep track with more than one going on… it gets hectic.

If you’ve read all the rules and understand them, please send in “Get Lazy!”

I wanna make something clear. If you want to send in your match up through asks, that’s totally okay! Please don’t feel like you have to jam every piece of information into one or two asks. The more detailed you get, the better match up I’ll give.

I just wanted to state that because I don’t want people feeling like they have to write the bare minimum so as not to clog my inbox. Of course if you only want to write what’s required, that’s fine but you CAN write as much as you want.

Don’t be afraid to send in 20 asks if you have to, or message me or send in through submit okay? You’re not bothering me I promise. ❤

And for anyone wondering, I’ll still be posting regular requests along with match ups so that’s not all my blog will be. :)

-Lily

"Have fun" should not be a rule

A lot of summer camps, youth groups, and other activities have a “have fun” rule.

The implied message is usually: This is a fun place. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong. Fix your attitude and have fun doing the fun activities.

Sometimes “have fun” rules are explicit. Sometimes they’re more implicit, and come in forms like: making people sing a song every day about how much they love camp, announcements about “we’re all having so much fun!”, or whatever else.

The problem with this is: nothing is fun for everyone. People have the right to feel how they feel about things. It’s really degrading to tell an unhappy person that they should just feel some other way.

“Have fun” rules are especially problematic for many disabled people.

Because — most programs are not fully accessible, even when they think they are. Most of us expect to encounter activities that are inaccessible in ways that make participation impossible — or that make them no fun.

And often, initially fun activities are ruined when someone treats you in a degrading way or says something awful about disability.

Being left out when everyone else is having fun is bad enough. When there’s a “have fun” rule, it’s even worse. Not only are you hurt by the exclusion, you’re told that you’re violating the rules by being hurt and unhappy.

“Have fun” rules make it really hard to solve these problems, because they make it risky to admit that you’re not having a good time.

“Have fun” rules make problems harder to solve, even when the problem has a straightforward solution. All the more so when the problem is complicated. (Or only has a partial solution.)

“Have fun” rules actually make things a lot less fun.

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DEADLINE WILL BE AT SEPTEMBER 6!!(yup, sorry again ;////;)

AND THANK U SO MUCH GUYS!!!!

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1. Be a follower(new followers WELCOME!!!)

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2. Like + Reblog—–> two chance!

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Hey, all!  Amy here and feel free to skip this, but I noticed a huge thing going around with fanfiction writers and fanfiction readers. Kinda throwing arrows at one another over mistakes and how they should be addressed.

Okay, first off: stop.  Ew.  It’s gross. Y’all are big boys and girls and y’all can act like it.  You don’t need to attack each other at the knees behind the safety of your screens.

Secondly:  there are points on both sides.  People who write have a right to be proud of their work and can choose not to accept criticism.  On the other hand, people who read and absorb the work have the right as well to point out mistakes they noticed if it’s meant to be helpful.

So how can people interact civilly when it comes to fanfiction and it’s accompanying critiques? By following a few internet rules, plain and simple.  No, I’m not gonna tell you to forgive and forget or just roll over and let the other person have their way.  That’s not what you do IRL and that’s not what you do online either.  Instead, both persons have a series of rules to follow in order to try and make the most of their experience.

Originally posted by m-blunicorn

FOR THE WRITERS:

I start with you because you’re the ones who have poured your heart and soul into this baby. And I get it, I do.  When you spend hours and hours slaving over your baby, going over the idea thousands of times in your head, trying to get the idea on paper, and trying to make it look good, then oh heck to the yes it’s your baby and you’re gonna defend it to the death.  I expect that and that’s okay.  What’s not okay is when it interferes with your ability to check in with the situation and see if they actually meant harm, so here are a few rules I’ve started to use over my years of fanfiction writing:

  1. Read the entire comment for content.  This is a bitter pill to take, especially if they sound condescending or snarky.  I’ve run into a few of them, and they’re never pleasant to deal with, but some of them have good ideas.  Try to filter out the junk of the comment and get to the meat of it all.  (I’ll get to what to do if there’s no meat later)
  2. Take a break from the comment when you get angry. And chances are that if it’s an unsolicited comment, you’re going to get angry.  This is your baby and you’ve worked hard on it.  If the crtiquer isn’t at least taking that into account, you may even get furious.  Get up and walk away.  They do not deserve your wrath.
  3. Decide for yourself if they have a point. Most critiquers tend to leave their comments because they’re trying to help in their own (somewhat obnoxious) way. If they’ve got a point, thank them, but also try to express if the critique was delivered well.  If it was, tell them so they can help more people. If not, tell them so they can work on it.  IF THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY POINT AT ALL AND ARE JUST BEING RUDE, get rid of it.  They’re not worth your time.
  4. Respond or toss.  This is up to you.  If they had content that was actually useful, then they were being helpful like they were trying to be.  If they had content and it wasn’t useful, it’s up to you what to do.  If they had zero content in their critique or it wasn’t relevant at all, skip it.  They’re not worth your time.

I actually formed these rules after an encounter with a critiquer who was completely neutral in tone, blurted my mistakes for the world to see, and essentially made me feel like the absolute worst writer in the world.  They weren’t harsh, but their critique did hurt me, especially because I’d still just been starting out.

The first thing that happened was I got angry.  I was livid, furious.  Like, how dare they?  Couldn’t they just sit back and enjoy the story?  I spent a good week or so avoiding my fanfiction account just because I was so pissed off.  I ended up talking to my mom and she asked me if they had any points.  I think she was going for “if they don’t, then they’re not worth your time”, but they did. After that, I went back and tried to see it from their point of view.

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

Didn’t mean I suddenly wasn’t mad at them.  I was mad, but I also realized that they, in their own roundabout and hurtful (to me, who reads inflection into typed words and winces at every loud noise and criticism) way, were trying to help me.

I worked on it, and I don’t think they ever commented on my stuff again, but the people who already loved my stuff?  The people who said that my stuff was ‘cute’ or ‘genius’?  They loved it all the more!  The critiquer may not have stuck around, but those who did benefited.

(It really took me a long time to stop being angry at them.  Now I just kind of take a lesson from them.  As a fanfiction writer, and as a critiquer myself.)

Originally posted by trendinggifs

FOR THE CRITIQUER:

I’m saying this as someone who has pretty high standards for what I read.  I look into formatting, tenses, plot, characterization, spelling, and even comma usage!  These little things do actually bug me, and sometimes enough to the point of wanting to comment, but I’ve been on the other side of it and remember the frustration and the anger that can come from a wrongly worded comment, so there are a few rules that I’ve formulated in order to be the best critiquer I can be and help as many people as possible get as amazing as they can as a writer!

Note:  These rules are for critiquers who actually do want to help writers get better and improve the overall quality of internet written works. If you’re here because of some superiority complex, these rules may be difficult for you to follow.  I, however, encourage you to do your best and perhaps one day you’ll be a good critiquer.  *^_^*

  1. Find a way to figure out if the author even wants your critique.  One way to do this is to respectfully ask them.  Always open with a positive.  Something like “Hey, I liked ___ about your story, but I noticed something was a bit off. Can I give you a constructive critique?” Typically, an author would be happy to know you cared about their opinion, so this will go either one of two ways.  They will either (A) allow the critique and actually listen to what you have to say or (B) politely decline the offer.  This means they have made up their mind and you are to let it go.  The back button is a wonderful friend at this point.
  2. Follow the sandwich format.  This is a tried and true method for getting people to actually listen.  If you start in with the critique, the author will feel attacked and immediately get defensive.  Instead of wondering if you’ve got any point, they will find ways to contradict you and argue.  Instead, open with something you liked about the story.  There was a reason you read it all to the end, wasn’t there?  Mention that first (AND BE HONEST!  NO ONE LIKES SOMEONE WHO GIVES OUT FALSE COMPLIMENTS), and then get to the critique, or ‘meat’, of your critique.  When that’s done, exit with a thank-you for being willing to listen to your comments.  It takes a lot for a creator to listen to someone point out the flaws in their baby, even if they’re trying to learn.  Remember that you want this to be a positive interaction, not a demolition derby.
  3. No insults or other derogatory comments. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the writer is trying their best.  Insulting them makes them less willing to hear you out, much less accept your comments and get better.
  4. No elevating yourself over them.  It’s a no-brainer.  You’re not there to school them, you’re there to help them.  Helping requires a serving mind, which puts their needs before your ego.
  5. Do not hound the author.  If they listen but don’t take your comments, you’re not allowed to harass them.  Most likely, they don’t see a point in your comment and have elected to ignore it. And that’s fine.  The point is that you managed to bring it to their attention once.  Maybe they’ll come back to it later, maybe not.  Either way, once your critique is given, it’s done.  Unless they come to you asking about it, your job is to pack up and vamoose, or simply to sit back and enjoy watching the rest of the story unfold.
  6. Make sure your comments are objective.  Like, if there’s a comma problem, tell them about it. If there’s verb tenses being messed up, inform them politely.  If person A didn’t get with person B, then you’re not critiquing.  That’s a matter of opinion and doesn’t belong in the critiquing category.
  7. Be respectful.  They’re going on a limb and listening to you, and it’s the author’s choice whether or not to continue the correspondence. You don’t have to ‘kiss up to them’ or ‘serve them’, but you have to make sure you’re not being a jerk and that all your comments are warranted.

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

I know there are a lot of rules, but critiquing is hard, especially with how a lot of people view them.  But you, the critiquer, ARE NOT EVIL.  You’re not the bad guy.  You’re not messed up.  You’re not ‘sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong’.  You’re human and you’re trying to be helpful.  These are just tips and tricks on how to go about it the right way and maximize your helpfulness.

Originally posted by hippie-janessa

FOR EVERYONE!!

The last thing I’ll say is that not everyone will follow these rules.  They will think they’re stupid or pandering or all-around dumb. Some people who claim to critique will continue to slander our good name by acting like holier-than-thou snits. Some people who write will continue to get outrageously angry for persons daring to say something went wrong.

Originally posted by blisteredblue

Here’s how to deal with them:

  1. Leave the computer.  Or the website, just for a bit.  Enjoy the sunshine, take a walk, talk with your best friend, eat some ice cream, go play.  See if it just blows over.  They don’t get to take away your happiness because they’re angry.
  2. Delete the hate.  When you’re good and happy, you can delete the hate mail, or maybe grab a friend to laugh at it.  But don’t respond to hate with anger.  As my good friend Warlord Okeer said, you shall inflict “the greatest insult an enemy can suffer. To be ignored.”
  3. If they chase you down in anger, block them. This is okay to do.  For fanfiction writers:  if they continue to pester you with their comments after you say ‘no thanks’, block their tails.  For fanfiction critiquers:  if they got angry over a critique you gave, provided that they said okay and provided that you followed the rules of critiquing, you’re allowed to block them. You did it right.  Don’t even stress.

And then there are the times where we forget to follow the rules and insult someone on accident. It happens.  If you realize you’re in the wrong, it’s just one rule.

  1. Apologize.  No, you don’t have to grovel for forgiveness, but understand that your actions may have hurt someone else and react accordingly.  If they won’t take it, at least make the promise to yourself to be better in the future.

And that’s it.  I know it seems like a lot to swallow, but it all boils down to making sure your words are respectful, kind, and true.

Originally posted by fandomdeluxe

Tl;dr:  MAKE SURE YOUR WORDS ARE RESPECTFUL, KIND, AND TRUE!!

20 Things That Characterize Modern Gentlemen


1. A gentleman never tells
2. A gentleman knows that anything worth having, is worth working hard for
3. A gentleman knows how to dance…at least a little bit
4. Every woman comes with baggage, a gentleman helps her to unpack it
5. A gentleman always RSVP’s
6. A gentleman knows the difference between confidence and arrogance
7. A gentleman is open-minded, but firm in his beliefs
8. A gentleman is proof that chivalry is not dead
9. A gentleman ruins his lovers lipstick, not her mascara – the only tears he should make her cry are that of joy
10. A gentleman never lies to a woman, unless it is to surprise her
11. A gentleman always makes the first move
12. A gentleman means what he says, and says what he means
13. For a lady, a gentleman will always offer his seat and open a door
14. A gentleman never judges
15. A gentleman is always well presented, regardless of company, situation or occasion
16. A gentleman has a firm handshake and always makes eye contact
17. For a lady, a gentleman will always offer his coat
18. A gentleman knows how to cook at least one good meal
19. Regardless of motives, a gentleman always walks a woman home
20. A gentleman always offers to pay