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corosays  asked:

hello! I'm really glad to find your blog because it helps me a lot to get through many things for my future project! I also wanna know if you maybe can help me, bcs the world of my project is just like our own Earth, but there are monsters and people who can control elements like air, fire, etc. I'm still confused on how to make the world seems realistic and relatable to the readers, I wonder if you can help me? and I'm not a native English speaker, sorry if there is any mistake. thank you!

Hello, love!  Your English is great 👍  And thank you for following!

That sounds like a really cool universe :)  I strongly relate to your struggle with relatability – I tend to make my worlds complex and a bit inaccessible to readers.  And that’s the kind of problem that, when you look at it as a whole, feels pretty overwhelming.  That’s why I break it down into three different areas…

The Three C’s of Relatable Stories

In general, there are three big parts of your story that you’ll need your characters to understand and, on some level, relate to.  While your fictional universe should be unique and different from our real world – especially the more removed it is from real-life science and society – there should be a few common threads that your readers can see and think, “Oh, that’s just like real life!”  Examine your story in the following three areas:

1. Culture

This is the topic I’ll discuss most, so I put it first.  Your story’s culture is, for some readers (including myself), one of the most immersive and exciting aspects of your fictional universe.  Everything that creates your society – architecture, art, history, education, food, fashion, sports, politics, religion, medicine, community, major moral beliefs and conflicts – will shape how your readers experience your story.  Interesting fictional culture also promotes fanfiction, cosplay, and strong fandom ties that enable you to write sequels/spin-offs (J.K. Rowling is living off how strong her fictional culture was).

Because we want our cultures to be so unique and entertaining, though, many writers make the mistake of creating cultures too exotic or fantastical to reach readers.  But there are certain “human” parts of culture that reappear no matter what universe you’re in, so make sure your story has at least a few of the following:

  • Games.  Even wild animals, who have nothing to do with our society, play games with each other in real life – so unless fun and games are strictly outlawed in your universe, you should probably have some.  Games aren’t necessarily going to mirror ours; after all, we have board games, card games, video games, arcade games, sports games, drinking games, and games that don’t require supplies (guessing games, tag, hide-and-seek, charades, I-Spy etc.).  Different games are more appropriate for different ages – some are associated with certain genders, certain events, or certain environments.  Develop some of your own games, and maybe use some that mimic real games (with different names, of course).
  • Food.  Food isn’t just something we eat – it’s a culture.  Food culture = answering questions like:

Where do people of [lower/middle/upper] classes eat?

What sort of events are tied to food? (e.g. Thanksgiving, harvest festivals, etc.)

Are there special foods or meals for special occasions?

What do children eat in schools?

How difficult is it to get organic ingredients?

What is weight culture like?  In other words, are people viewed as more healthy when they eat more/less?  What figure is considered normal or attractive?  Do people diet?

  • Sports.  No matter where you live on planet earth, there’s generally some kind of sports culture – some sports are more dominant in some places than others (think about the U.S.’s relationship to soccer vs. everywhere else).  Some cultures use sports as a social activity for their kids, while others cultivate serious sports practice from childhood.  Certain sports are environmentally more relevant to certain places (which is why Canadians are so damn good at the winter Olympics).  Some sports are more violent than others – and each one has certain values: strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, agility, artistry, precision, rhythm, teamwork, or strategy.  Assess your fictional region’s values and develop sports culture that mirror said values.
  • Politics.  Every type of government comes with its own benefits, challenges, and conflicts.  Issues of allocating funds, handling corruption, checks and balances, legal rulings, outdated laws, controversial leaders, foreign relations, taxes, inequality, nature conservation, church vs. state, overpopulation – many of these problems will likely exist in your universe, in some form or another.  Pick and choose what political conflicts you’ll share with readers, and think about how they relate to and reflect in your fictional society.
  • Theology.  Decide on the majority worldview/s (theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, pantheism, new age, post-modernism, etc. – although these worldviews shouldn’t be mentioned by name in your work) of your universe.  Read about these worldviews and how they shape society’s morals, legal system, government, interpersonal relationships, parenting, and environmentalism.  Create characters who align with the majority, and characters who contrast with the majority – thus creating conflicts that are very familiar to us.  This doesn’t mean your story has to become a religious or political commentary, of course!  But these belief systems have effects on every aspect of life, including life-or-death situations, romantic entanglements, and day-to-day affairs like work, money, and school.

2. Characters

Arguably the most important aspect of relatability, your characters are the driving force of empathy and comfort for your readers.  Although your characters will have some level of difference from real people (especially if your genre is fantasy/supernatural), there are a few common things that your characters should more than likely have:

  • Desires.  Everyone everywhere has desires, both attainable and unattainable, that drive them through every action.  There are large-scale desires – dream colleges, dream jobs, dream power, dream relationships – and small-scale desires – to help someone through a hard time, to make money, to eat right, to be a patient person – and even unknown desires – answers, fulfillment, guidance, the “right thing”, passion – all of which will exist in each character simultaneously.  Decide what your character wants, and you’ve already got multiple platforms for relatability.
  • Weaknesses.  Where there are desires, there are weaknesses that get in the way of those desires – and that’s usually the best way to find them.  What gets in the way of what they want?  Look at the Seven Deadly Sins; look at your own flaws, and the flaws that annoy you the most in others, and the flaws you don’t mind in others.  If your character, for example, wants to become famous on Broadway… what makes it a challenge?  Does she have social anxiety?  Is she impatient?  Does she struggle with her responsibilities?  Does she struggle with internalized discrimination?  What makes her dream personally, circumstantially, or socially unattainable?
  • Self-image.  So they’ve got their desires, and the weaknesses that keep them from those desires, so the real question is: how do they see themselves?  Do they focus on their failures or their successes?  Do they see their dreams as attainable or impossible?  Do they make steps to better themselves or do they feel comfortable with who they are now?  Do they absorb other people’s opinions of them, or reject those opinions?  Self-image is almost more relevant to a character’s story than their actual image, because this directs a lot of how they behave, how they struggle, and most importantly, how they narrate their own story.
  • Sins.  Bad habits, conscious choices, past sins – the sins they don’t even know are sins – these things are the ultimate stuff of relatability.  When someone reads your book and sees a character who shares their struggles, they won’t put the book down.  Don’t be afraid to let your character do bad things.  Don’t try to make them lovable angelic cinnamon rolls who do no harm.  Let them do things that make your readers cringe because damn it, she’s yelling at the people she loves again – stop pushing them away!  This will keep readers involved and allow them to feel your character’s failures as if they were their own.
  • Humor.  Everybody’s got a sense of humor – even those dumbass middle school boys who joke about sexual experiences they’ve never had.  Everyone has their own type of humor based on the kind of people they live with and the TV shows they watch and the experiences they’ve had.  Writing humor, however, can feel less natural – because there’s this pressure to make everybody laugh.  Don’t worry about that.  Just give your characters their own senses of humor, and someone will find it relatable.
  • Love.  Even villains have love to give.  Every person, and therefore every character – from every background and every trauma and every bad relationship and bad childhood – has love in their heart, as cheesy as that sounds.  They have love they want to give to people (sometimes a particular person) and love they want to receive, and different methods of expressing their love (see: The Five Love Languages) to others.  They have love for themselves, too, and conditions on which they’ll treat themselves with love.  Determine their potential for loving themselves, for loving others – both platonically and romantically – and for unconditional love.  Then allow this to grow over the course of the story, and you’ll have a character arc everyone can appreciate.

3. Conflict

Here is a post I’ve written discussing 4/5 of the main types of conflict, which are:

  • Man vs. Man
  • Man vs. Nature
  • Man vs. Society
  • Man vs. Self
  • Man vs. Technology/Supernatural

The reason these categories of conflict are so popular is because they’re the same conflicts we face in day-to-day life.  The fight over territory with your roommate = Man vs. Man.  Trying to find your car in the rain = Man vs. Nature.  Making the same New Year’s resolution for the third year in a row = Man vs. Self.  So identify these conflicts in your story, both large-scale and small-scale.  Both are important, but the personal conflicts – the ones that most affect your characters, like their resolutions or their roommate, or the killer beast that’s trying to eat them or the A.I. that’s taken control of their spaceship – will give your story stakes that, on their basest level, your readers will understand.

That’s my only real advice for you, since this is something I also struggle to manage – but I hope some of this makes sense for you and your story.  If you have any further questions, hit me up and I’ll try to get back to you way sooner.  Good luck!

If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

Breaking... Ch.3

Part 1 Part 2

A/N: So this chapted is short and kinda boring, sorry about that. I’m mostly using it as set up for the rest of plot. Also I will warn y’all now, time jumps will be a thing, not in this chapter but in the next one. I hope you guys enjoy even if its terrible <3 Tags: @iamnotthrowingawaymyshit @literally-melonkitty @deltablue202 @renae-writes

I had to re-add the tags sorry guys ;-;

Word count: 2081

Warnings: Vomit, Shakespeare (very important sorry), curing is ineivtable for me.

Breaking Boundaries

As the three of you entered into the study you instantly felt the air change. Alexander and Philip were both being oddly quiet. They both walked past you, Alexander sat down at his desk and Philip stood beside him while you were standing in the center of the room. You shot them an inquisitive look, Alexander’s eyes seemed to be searching yours for an answer to some unspoken question. Philip seemed to be debating with himself about something.

“Is something wrong?” You finally asked after a moment of uncomfortable silence. Alexander sighed.

“Miss Y/N, your story is not something that anyone with honor should take lightly. I practiced law, I practically perfected it. As a lawyer I would suggest you stand trial against this ‘suitor’ so that he can be put through the proper punishment for his crimes.” His face was serious but not cold. Philip moved around the desk.

“Father’s right, you can stay with us as long as you’d like but it might be wise to find him.” Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit! Last time I had this talk with anyone I agreed. But… I can’t agree to this, in this time there is no guy to put away. I wish I had a name to give them, they really look like they want to help.

“I’m sorry but I can’t give you a name. If he finds out that I’ve been conspiring against him, it will not end well. I appreciate how much you want to help me; I really do, but this isn’t something that I can disclose just yet.” I won’t be here long anyways, or hopefully I guess. Philip stepped up to you, his eyes were filled with sorrow, he was sorry on your behalf.

“If you cannot tell us his name then at least give us your last name so that we may be on the lookout for anyone speaking of you.” He said with care. I don’t want to make this any more complicated than what it has to be, but they just want to help me so much… Okay, I’ve already told Rachel my real last name but if I give them a fake one right now I can give her a reason not to tell them. Generic name, what’s a generic name I can say? Philip stared down at you with a pleading expression against his artful features.

“Fine… Taylor, Y/N Taylor.” Was that even a common name during this era?

“Taylor? I do not know of any person who goes by that name…” Alexander was a genius; I have to be careful!

“My family is from England but I was born here, my father immigrated here and began his career in North Carolina, most of our wealth came from before my parents settled here.” Was that convincing? Please tell me it was. Alexander nodded along, he didn’t seem satisfied with how the conversation turned but he was understanding.

“Very well, but just remember this Miss Y/N, you are welcome here. As an orphan myself, I have a tender spot in my heart for those who have come from that background. If you ever change your mind and you wish to take my advice, do not hesitate to ask.” He gave you a warm smile but Philip still didn’t look pleased. He forced on a smile, clearing his throat before he spoke.

“Would you like to sit down?” Your eyes softened. Is he disappointed in me or something?

“Yes, I would actually.” You chuckled tiredly and Philip followed you to the couch you were previously sitting at, your book still lying on the cushions. Quickly picking it up, you eagerly flipped to the page you left off on.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream? One of Shakespeare’s lesser appreciated works on page.” Philip said as he sat down beside you, Alexander perked his head up.

“Ah, an intriguing choice, I do not see many choosing to read that, most people favor Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet or my own personal choice, Macbeth.” Alexander stated while simultaneously asking you as to why you chose that.

“I enjoy the complexity of it. Shakespeare has a bit of a habit to making simple stories seem complex. Romeo and Juliet for example, it’s a beautiful story but it isn’t difficult to summarize. Romeo and Juliet, not meant to fall in love, their fear to tell the truth causes the deaths of two of their closest compatriots and their own deaths. But this story takes those same ideas and truly makes them complex. The anguish and history between all the characters makes the ending more interesting…” You realized you were rambling. Damn you Shakespeare for instilling my need to dissect everything! Alexander nodded along in agreement. Philip simply stared at you in awe, a familiar smile dancing on his lips.

“You have quite the mind Miss Y/N! I must say, your character reminds me very much of Titania, very tactful and… forthright seems to be the right word.” Alexander chuckled to himself.

“Really? I’ve always seen myself more as Helena.” You retorted. Alexander looked oddly surprised by the statement.

“I would be inclined to agree with Father, if Titania were to not have fallen in love with Oberon and Theseus. Her feelings for them always confused me about her character.” Philip said with thought.

“Right? How did such a strong woman fall for such horrible people?” It was rare for you to find someone who understood your ideas on literature. Most people think I’m weird when I talk about how much I love Shakespeare…

“Everyone has their flaws I suppose, hers seemed to be a poor taste in men.” Philip shrugged.

“Well, then I suppose it’s good that I don’t have that flaw right?” He quickly caught on to your subtle jab about his flirting earlier. His eyes were wide as you started to laugh at your own joke.

“Miss Y/N, I’m sure I do not know what you mean by that statement. I am the model gentleman and I will not stand for such accusations!” Philip responded with playful offence.

“How dare you, sir! Are you trying to insinuate something?” You made out between bursts of laughter. Alexander chuckled lightly at the two you, happy tears rolling down both of your cheeks. He looked outside and quickly stood up, getting yours and Philip’s attention.

“It’s getting late; Philip don’t you have work to do?” Alexander asked while putting his glasses down onto the table. Philip sighed and stood up.

“It isn’t that late Father, besides Y/N’s room may not be finished yet.” Philip gave an exaggerated hand motion towards you.

“No, no it’s fine! I don’t want to distract you from schoolwork or anything!” You hopped up off the couch and put the book back on the shelf where you found it. Philip followed you over to the door.

“Thanks for letting me use your study Alex.” You called out before leaving the room. Alex was too surprised by the name to call back out.  Philip followed you out until you both made your way back to the main hall.

“I wish we could converse longer but Father is right, I must retire to my chambers for work. I…enjoyed your company today, that means I look forward to tomorrow as well.” Philip said with a sly smile.

“If you can handle my strong opinions on literature, music and society in general then I look forward to tomorrow as well.”  You responded with a chuckle. You both said goodnight to each other, soon after Rachel found you and told you that your room was ready.

           That night you were given a room in the serving quarters, next to Rachel’s room. She gave you a night dress and laid in the shockingly soft bed, your thoughts swirling. Maybe this is all a bad dream. Maybe not a bad dream per say but a dream nonetheless. If I fall asleep, I’ll wake up in my own bed in my own apartment and in my own modern time period. Just close your eyes Y/N. You didn’t realize that you were tired until that thought faded away and left you in the darkness of your subconscious. You saw something in the darkness, a small light, a blue light. Light is usually linked to the idea of heat and safety but for some reason this one didn’t. It was cold and foreboding, you didn’t like it. The light came closer and as it began to engulf your body, you heard a sound, something wooden slamming against something else and then your own voice.

“Excuse me!”

           When you opened your eyes again you were still in the bed, still wearing the slightly scratchy gown, breaking out in a cold sweat. What the hell was that? That was…suffocating. Whatever… Everything happening right now is weird, just something new to add to the list I guess. You stretched out, got up and attempted to put back on the clothes that were given to you. Attempted being the operative word, you had to ask Rachel for help with tying the back. After that the both of you made your way down the halls.

“The first thing we will do today is check on Mrs. Hamilton, that’s the first thing we do every day actually.” She spoke with glee.

“Nice, so what exactly are-“ You were interrupted by a sound that made you feel squeamish. Coming from a room a few feet ahead of us. Rachel immediately ran for the door, you followed close behind. Busting into the room you both soon saw a disheveled Eliza, hunched over on the floor by her bed. Her face was half inside a wooden bucket, making noises that was a mixture of gurgling and gagging. Rachel made her way to her, pulled her hair back and patted her shoulder comfortingly. Eliza continued to vomit into the bucket for some time before she was finally given a chance to steady herself. You sat down beside her and looked her worriedly.

“Are you alright Eliza? Are you sick? Do you need a doctor? Rachel, should we go find a doctor?” You started to rattle off questions as the possibilities grew. Eliza shook her head, her eyes glassy as Rachel wiped the sweat off her brow.

“No, no Dear, I am perfectly fine. I am merely expecting!” She said weakly. Wait, expecting? Oh my god…

“You’re pregnant? That’s why your dress was… Eliza you are incredible!” You smiled at her happily, she looked confused for a moment.

“Incredible? I would not say that, although I am excited for this child.” She responded. This woman is the best person to ever exist. Not only is she the closest thing the United States ever had to royalty but she also deserved that shit! On top of everything she manages to have children and still be the best? Role Model of the year!

“Y/N, could you give me a hand with Mrs. Hamilton? I understand if you do not wish to clean out the bucket but if you could help her dress I would be very appreciative.” Rachel said as she helped Eliza to sit on her bed.

“I can clean the bucket, I don’t mind.”

“Truly? Thank you very much.” She picked up the bucket by the sides and handed it to you. “Take this outside to the garden, you will find a watering pump to clean it out.” She instructed you. You nodded and made your way down the hallways and out the back door in the kitchen. The garden was very beautiful, most of the plants seemed to be placed at random and yet it was still visually pleasing. No wonder Eliza likes it out here. You found the pump and quickly cleaned the bucket. Poor Eliza, pregnancy is rough. Once the bucket seemed clean you made your way back inside, intending on going back to Rachel and Eliza. Instead you stopped when you heard the sound of hooves and carriage wheels. Stepping inside the main room, the front door burst open and you were greeted with the site of an oddly distressed Alex. He mumbled something under his breath but stayed almost completely still, looking like the apocalypse had just begun.

“Alex? Are you alright? Did something happen?” You asked with concern. He looked over at you as you walked over to him, his voice was low and exasperated.

“John Adams just withdrew my seat in office.” He said with panic.

John Fat Motherfucking Adams!

alright, alright…I guess I’ll share my completely unsolicitied voltron/a:tla headcanons ((please feel free to add on to this if you want I would love it so much))

it’s long and detailed so I’ll spare your dash (I say to my four followers) and put it under the cut

BUT!!!! if you skip to the end there’s ember island stuff and I know u wanna see that so

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trenchgun  asked:

Also where is it implied that Ouma is an orphan/lived on the street? I remember seeing that in one of your other metas and it's something I haven't seen anywhere else, but I'm super interested in any traces of his backstory for RP/writing/headcanon purposes 👀

There are quite a few implications, at least from what we can see of his in-game persona! Relatively little is known about his pre-game self, although I have seen a lot of Japanese fanartists work the orphan/homeless headcanon into doujins about Ouma’s pre-game life, too.

Most of it requires looking very closely at how Ouma is actually presented, both in terms of his character design and his actual abilities. Contrary to his “SHSL Supreme Leader” talent, he’s actually merely the leader of a group of harmless pranksters—pranksters who just so happen to be associated with crimes that don’t actually involve getting anyone hurt. Fake murder scenes for fun are a likely possibility, but there’s also a lot of heavy association with petty theft, moreso given Ouma’s phantom thief aspirations in his love hotel scene.

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anonymous asked:

tell us more about how you got your first book published/proposed/whatever the first step is??? (also sorry if you've covered this before i tried to google a bit!!!) (also i am a huge fan HIII I LOVE YOUR WORK AND YOUR ATTITUDE)

i’ve definitely talked about it before, but i know my /answers tag is… very full of things… so i don’t mind!

Anyway, my understanding is that typically you would look for a book agent first, pitching them on your concept or making the case for your book idea, then work with them to fine tune, nail down a solid pitch, and then work with them to pitch many publishers and specific editors. you benefit from their professional relationships to make something happen.

in my case, i was doing what i still do, which is share art online (mostly tumblr back then), self-publishing zines and my unsolicited advice weekly planners. an editor at penguin spotted my work, and reached out to me. editors are under pressure to spot writers and artists for books too, so they’re just out there hunting too and you never know. i got an email out of nowhere around january 2013 that was like “hi i’m an editor at penguin books and i think we should meet for coffee” and that was kind of it. i tried very hard not to die.

so we met, talked about ideas, and my first thought was like OMG A POSTCARD BOOK??? (at the time i was making and selling lots of postcards). she helped me focus in, identifying the interactive parts of my planners as a potential book idea, though it’d need to be undated so it would have a longer shelf life. even then it wasn’t a done deal, she had to go back and think about it and other people weighed in, and i mailed her a bunch of zines and other stuff from my shop (which was at the time even weirder). eventually i guess it worked and they offered me a contract! she essentially brought her world of knowledge – concepts that work, positioning that might help it cross over, and an eye for content – that helped me make 1 Page at a Time happen. I had a lot to learn and was also much more up my own ass about “my art” at that time. she reminded me that for most people it’d be the first they heard of me, that it was okay to lean into work I had already made and to be as me and weird as possible.

anyway that book did super well in brazil pretty much immediately because of the current trends there at the time (”wreck this journal” had just become really really popular but there were no other interactive journals like that yet). they released it before the USA release date and it was on bestseller lists before the english edition even came out. that success helped penguin’s foreign rights team sell the book to many other foreign publishers and combined it meant that my book was able to end up in a lot of hands. and it is still going, maybe even going stronger now that it’s in more places, has been around long enough for people to see it and think about it and then maybe decide to buy it.

for book 2 (Pick Me Up) i got an agent (i’m represented by LGR) and now i work with an amazing woman there who helps with negotiation, helped me set up meetings with different publishers when i wanted to do a stationery collection, and otherwise works as my advocate. because i already had the first book i could have continued to work without an agent but it’s nice to not be alone and also to benefit from someone’s, you know, wealth of knowledge about tiny details and industry people that i just don’t know anything about. she definitely knows the right questions to ask and understands all the intricacies of the contracts and percentages and all the different sales channels that effect how authors get paid.

so that’s sort of it for me, it was a little backwards. decently-popular book first, then an agent, then more stuff. it’s going ok so far!!!!! but there are so many paths. self-publishing is way easier than even 5 years ago and people make real money doing it themselves if they already have an audience or just have a concept that’s really strong or they sort of game amazon’s category ranking system (amazon is like its own world basically). people get book deals and huge advances and then if the book doesn’t meet expectation and the publisher has already spent a lot of money on them, they might not take a chance on a second book. there’s a lot of guessing and expectations and i guess i really benefit from being a pleasant surprise. 

which isn’t to say i am killing it because literally, i am not, i am not rich i am not selling millions of copies, but i am grateful to just get to make books at all. zines i know how to do, and now i guess i do know how to selfpublish my own books, but i’m grateful to benefit from the scale and production and distribution i have, and also penguin merged with random house so now i literally have a contract with the biggest publisher in the world so i don’t really plan on breaking that!

there are tons of different kinds of publishers but it does still come down to actual individual people buying the book and telling their friends and that’s the hardest part. please tell your friends i made some books lol.

Ignis Scientia

Okay so imagine you’re Ignis, right?

He works his ass off day and night helping the Crown Prince learn how to be an adult by…doing everything for him. He cleans his disgusting apartment, he attends meetings for him and takes sick annotated notes, drives him and his buddies around, and feeds him when he’s hungry. Like. Ignis’s job is to be Noct’s mom, basically.

ALL THE WHILE, he’s training his body on the regs, learning to fight with daggers, swords, and fucking polearms (presumably to protect the brat he works for or more likely for when he goes postal and massacres the royal line). On top of that, he’s apparently tailoring his clothes to hide his baller physique cos there’s already one cocky beefcake on this roadtrip and he’s the Guy With The Glasses so there’s no way he’s allowed to show that off more than once.

So imagine being Ignis and finally, finally finding common ground with this royal brat by making it his life’s fucking mission to recreate some Tenebraean dessert that the kid kind of remembers he had when he was 8.

Like, alright, Ignis, you’ve been trained in the culinary arts by masters.

How hard could it be?

You got this.

Wrong. He changes the sweeteners, the type of dough, and nothing, nothing turns out perfect enough for the prince. He has his pride. He’s not about to have Noct simply ask Luna what the dessert was.

No. Fuck that. He’s Ignis fucking Scientia and he can do this.

Years pass, and he still can’t get it right. His nightmares are plagued by ovens with hellfire. His dreams are pillowy piles of pie dough. But he is determined.

An indeterminable amount of time passes and during the Road Trip He Never Asked To Be On, he gets a real, actual clue on the dessert by some girl working at a fancy hotel. The boys pick up some Ulwaat berries and he knows. This is it. He finally gets to see what Noct’s fuss was about for years. Coctura comes out with the plate and he stares at it, confused.

This can’t be right. This isn’t even in the ballpark of what Noct has described:

It’s a cake. Its a piece of chocolate cake. Noct smells the dessert and he knows it’s all over. This is it. This is the dessert. A cake. A cake. Not a pastry. At no point in the probably decade of attempting this dessert did Noct let him know that it was just a fucking piece of cake, and not some complicated pastry.

How did Noct get it so fucking wrong. You’d think Noct would be like “Yeah, basically, it was just a real nice piece of chocolate cake” instead of “It was some complicated pastry with real flaky dough and some kind of filling. All I remember is the smell. Better luck next time.”

It’s batter instead of dough. Berries as accent instead of filling. One is a slice of a whole, while the other are individual servings. Noct was so bad at describing things that Perfectionist Ignis Scientia got the dessert wrong for nearly a decade.

Ignis’s nightmares are now of Noct, warning him of danger, but being incredibly and frustratingly vague about what, exactly, is coming for him.

Time’s a Gentle Stream (longer than it seems)

Robbie collapsed into his armchair with an exhausted huff. His latest scheme to make the little brats he babysat hate him and demand their parents found someone else to look after them in the evenings had, as usual, backfired, and instead the kids had gone home that evening excitedly shouting to their parents about the latest game their super cool and wonderful babysitter had played with them.

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anonymous asked:

do you have any advice on how to draw nick and dima? they're really hard for me to draw

i dont think i can give you a nick and dima drawing lesson since everyone draws differently, but perhaps i can try to give you some tips about capturing their likeness and making something look like nick and dima?? getting characters faces to be right is a real hard thing to do. i like to pick a few key features and work from them.

also wow this is getting long im gonna cut it. sorry if i go onto tangents a bit i kinda wanted to be thorough since this ask didnt specify anything in particular

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My follower forever

Alright, as previously announced, my follower forever!

Ok I´ll be honest for the longest time I had no idea how these work. I´m still no 100%. But I always thought you tag the people you follow. I that´s not the case, sorry about that.

I´ve already explained in this post what I feel towards all of you. I´d recommend reading that first, if you´re interested in my trashy teenager self. So instead of rehashing all of that, let me just quote my favorite moment in fictional history, which sums up my feelings very well:

Thank you, for being with me. Thank you, for teaching me how to life. Thank you…for wrapping this scarf…around me.  

(ok this was a bit too corny wasn´t it? :P)

Anyhow, mutuals are bolded. There is a chance I messed up here, tumblr wouldn’t properly show me who is a mutual so maybe there are few mistakes. I´m sorry about that, none of those were intended).

I´ve arranged it in Alphabetical order. Enjoy!


@a-heartablaze - something incoherent? more like something awesome!

@ackerscarf - although the real Natiwati may not be around at the moment, she will never be forgotten.

@alphaofdarkness - oh my gosh your art aaaahhhhhh its beautiful

@ao3feed-eremika - gotta stay updated right? Its kinda funny because I always a have an ao3 tab and ff net tab open but oh well.

@armin-gesumin - your crack is the best crack. no doubt.


@bertannie - thank you for fulfilling all my beruani needs on a daily basis

@blufics - your writing…just…aaaahhhhhh!!

@bluinary -  same thing since, well, you know, same person etc. you rock!


@clevergirlraven - I can´t believe I didn´t start following you sooner. What a huge mistake.


@datsteeve - this is one of the two hoomans who knows me irl. IDK why I´m telling you this. I dunno. Go spam him or something.

@daydream24-7 - ok I am sooooo sorry if I kinda weirded you out the other day with that post but…your blog…your art…it´s…astonishingly beautiful.

@didanwhisperer​ - thank you for being the greatest Bertl fan on this website. I need you haha.

@drinkyourfuckingmilk - youarefuckingawesome.

@drunkeremikatexts - your kind of RP blog is what the fandom really needs.


@eremika - yeah I think we´ll all marry Mikasa Ackerman hahaha.

@eremikadefensesquad - Thank you for defending our ship with the very core of yourself, thank you for being able to put up with all that nonsensical hate. You deserve none of that and I have an incredible amount of respect for you.


- fics, fics, and even more fics! fics everywhere!

@eremikaiscanon - you´re goddamn right

@eremikashipper4life - I love your writing, I love your blog!

@eremikaweeks - so hyped for the next one! :D

@eren-and-mikasa-jaeger - your url alone is aesthetically pleasing you have no idea.

@erenmiikas - forever and ever-exactly!

@erensjaegerbombs - you are just awesome and a gift for the fandom.

@erenslips - another brave warrior in war against the haters haha. plus your friendship with ladywongs is goals

@erernika - all of the eremika!


@fady-jaeger - according to tumblr, you were my first follower. IT ALL STARTED HERE!!! But seriously you´re great and Sawano is life!

@fuckyeaherenxmikasa - fuck yeah damn right!

@fuku-shuu - in my entire life I have never seen anyone as dedicated to a fandom as you are. Seriously, you are my fav snk news source and your live translations are my most anticipated thing every month. You are absolutely amazing!


@ghostmartyr - your meta is just fabulous


@iamthewallrose - same here, love your meta and theories

@ieralia - EREMIKA 6EVER!!!!! :D


@jaegerchips - originally I followed you because eremika but your star wars content is just as awesome! may the 4th be with you!


@kodanshacomics - official news everyone!

@kuchen-ackerman - your writing and everything is just A W E S O M E


@ladywongs - you made me ship touken without me ever having read or watched a substantial amount of TG. PROPS!! (plus yeah all eremika, duh)

@leapingtitan - meta! theories! analysis! EVERYTHING!

@leviskinnyjeans - just as fukushuu, you´re an amazing news source! Thank you for all your dedication! And I love the way you love Reiner!


@lyssala - you were the first eremika writer I followed and whose fics I patiently awaited everyday haha. Seriously though, your writing played a big part in my early days in the fandom and you still never fail to deliver ahah



- I never thought I´d make a friend online whom I would speak with as much as I do with you haha. You´re too sweet, I love the way you ship eremika, your writing, your admiration for Sawano (YA FEEL ME RIGHT xD) and everything else and I look forward  to our chats everyday (damn you timezones, why must you be this way), they really are the highlight of my day :D. Ok Im gonna stop before it gets too awkward or embarrassing ahaha *runs away*

@mikasajaeger - your name is my dream

@momtaku - Another person I adore chatting with ahah. But seriously your meta and analysis (and crack) is goals, and I am indefinitely grateful for all the help you provided building up a blog and building up a following. I am a proud member of the TIB and will do my best as your newly adopted son haha. Thanks mom. Love you :D!

@motorcyclles - your comics are a heavenly gift from the Shingeki goddesses themselves, no doubt!

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@pizzackerman - I should´ve followed you a loong time ago haha. plus am I wrong, oder sind wir beide deutsch :P ?


@rosehips-and-cherrydips - oh my god your eremika and your stuff and your everything ahhhhh.

S -

@saitamas-hoodie - the dankest of all zeh memes and memesterzs.

@shiganshinatrio - EMA ecstasy!

@shingekinoeremika - your eremika is as dank as your memes.


@someboredloser - Im just SomeBoredFan.

@ss-eremika - I never figured out the ss in your eremika, but I´m a simple man, I see eremika, I press like.

@suits-neechan - all the reibert. all the art. everything!


@thanks-for-the-scarf - thanks-for-your-awesome-blog-and-the-lesson-about-duck-dicks-lmfao.

@the-moblit-sketchbook - The most precious RP blog of them all…..and fuck you for making me ship mobuhan now that he might no longer be around!

@the104thsquad you guys taught me how to spell Tatakae and that’s one of the greatest gifts and one could have given me.


@uncklerman - how would´ve thought that Kenny out of all people ends up with an RP blog. Who would have thought it´d turn out as incredible as it did hahaha.

@utterlypointless-snk-headcannons - it isn´t pointless if its utterly hilarious hehe.


@waytooemily I think I followed you before already but tumblr messed up? idk. I love your chapter reactions and your thoughts and translations!


@yummiecurrie - long live the queens indeed (YMIR WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU).

@yusenki - another incredibly dedicated person! thanks for the news! thanks for the translations! thanks for the eruri!

Aaaaaand that´s it! I think it goes without saying, but I highly recommend every single one of these blogs to all of my followers. Seriously you guys are absolutely incredible! Keep up all your amazing work :DDDDD


I am absolutely fed up with JeanEren hate accounts.

This is going to be long and I am so not sorry.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am so sick of seeing hate accounts for JeanEren. Most of them are on Instagram. I am so sick of seeing this in the tags.

Apparently, just because we ship two characters that “hate” each other, we are called scum, and creeps.

Here’s a few more examples of just the jeaneren tag in general before I continue.

Now, here’s a few that seem to be really popular:

Let me just start of by saying, THAT IS SOMEONES ART. THEY DREW THAT EITHER FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSE, OR IF SOMEONE REQUESTED IT. Not only are you being an ignoramus by doing this to someone else’s artwork, but you’re insulting them and the ship as well.

Answer me this; how do you abuse characters? Please, do tell me how I can abuse FICTIONAL PEOPLE by shipping them together. Some people don’t even ship them romantically, and guess what?? THAT’S OKAY. If you don’t ship it, AWESOME. Stop making it hell for the rest of us just because you can’t get off your high horse about something that isn’t true.

Now, let’s consider the facts here. The newest OVA episode came out today, and Jean and Eren were in the entire thing. Let’s look at a few pictures, here.

Jean and Eren only argue because their opinions on things are extremely different. Because this episode takes place when they were still at the beginning of training, Jean is still fixated on joining the Military Police and living in the interior. Eren still wants to join the Survey Corps, no shock there. Right here they’re probably arguing over something along those lines or something that happened when they were riding there on horseback. (It isn’t subbed just yet, so I’m working with what I’ve got.)

I admit they DO almost fight. Marco and Armin end up breaking it up before anything gets serious, but this????? Isn't abuse????

Here’s the definition of “abuse,” found on Wikipedia and if you want, I’ll even give you the Urban Dictionary definition as well since Wikipedia “isn’t a valuable source.”

Wikipedia: Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression.

Urban Dictionary: A fucking dickhead who treats people like fucking shit like throwing, slapping, beating, pinching, whipping, kicking, beating, or anything else that physically hurts, mostly leaving bruises, cuts, and a broken soul.

Jean and Eren have never gone head on and fought each other. They may have gotten into little arguments that involve grabbing each others shirt collars, but someone usually breaks them up.

When Eren flipped him in the mess hall, he was using Annie’s technique that he spent all day learning. He was teaching Jean a lesson; it’s not a friendly world out there and you can’t just hide in the interior all your life. Jean finally gets this message later on after Marco dies.

Moving on.

THEY SLEPT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. Would people who truly hate each other really do that? If Jean is so in love with Marco, why isn’t he next to him?

If you can’t see it clearly, here’s more close up. They are next to each other.

Later, when Christa is taken away from the group, they are plotting a way to get her back. If they hated each other, would they think together? Would they even be next to each other?

Here we are again. They were both assigned to stay here and wait for the carriage to pass by with Christa in it. Did they complain about being together for this? Not at all.

Because we all know that when shit gets serious

They work well together.

This was back when Jean wasn’t influenced by Eren to join the Survey Corps.

This was right after they had that argument in the mess hall about joining the Military Police.

When Jean said, “Do you guys know what regiment you’re joining? I..I’m joining the Survey Corps!” That was because of EREN. When he said this, he understood Eren more and why he was so determined.

So really, how on earth is this abuse? We aren’t abusing them by shipping them together, god no, wow you’re dense. Most of the people that ship them either give them a totally happy, romantic relationship or, a love/hate relationship. Which ever it is, whatever.


*cracks knuckles* *stretches arms* *puts on glasses with no lenses in them* OH-kay.  lets talk some Foxhole Court AU’s shall we:

Camp Counselors AU

  • Wymack runs a summer camp for troubled teens. 
  • the Foxes are previous campers now working as counselors. 
  • This marks the second year of the same group of Foxes EXCEPT Coach hired a new guy last minute as a replacement for that girl who couldn’t make it.
  • all stereotypical camp shenanigans ensue. 
  • Neil only took this job because it looks good on college applications (he’s starting a bit late)
  • everyone still has problems but lets take them down a few notches
  • Dan and Matt are head counselors
  • Kevin runs sports activities with Andrew
  • Allison is arts and crafts
  • Renee is outdoor adventure (archery, nature walks)
  • Katelyn and Aaron organize group events
  • Nicky is theater (obvs) Neil gets suckered into music
  • clearly this is sleep away camp (the average stay is 5 weeks but full summer ones are still pretty common) 
  • No one knows why Coach hired Neil. Specifically, no one knows what Bad Thing Neil went through to qualify. 
  • please imagine ridiculous competitions between everyone and their favorite little campers
  • bets. always bets. not just the Foxes either. the mini foxes too.
  • I Live For Bonfire Moments
  • I Also Live For After Hours Parties
  • listen. you have to have a rival camp. and it has to be Riko’s. and he has to be a cliched douche. I don’t make the rules sorry.
  • But please imagine Vixen Girl drunkenly kissing Neil at some point and Andrew being like YEAH WHATEVER but like also WTF?! I SWEAR WE HAD A THING BUT I GUESS NOT LET ME GO PUNCH THIS TREE 
  • honestly there is so much you can do with this and i wrote more then i originally thought so i think I might set this aside for myself. 


  • picture Hawaii Five-0 style as in they are a special task force.
  • Neil joins their team and everyone knows he is The Butchers son
  • also that HE helped catch and put his father away
  • Redemption kink anyone?
  • lots of arguing and fighting and the team not being very solid but Neil somehow starts to mend them together
  • ohana means family okay
  • Sarcasm and Banter
  • Feelings wtf 
  • Major Thing happens. someone almost dies.
  • Andrew x Neil “holy shit i am in love. dont ever fucking do that again you prick”
  • Happy Ending Mother Fuckers

Reality Show AU

  • guys there are a million options for this
  • Big Brother House- the lies! the betrayal! the ridiculous costumes wtf
  • The Real World- the lies! the betrayal! the amount of sex holy fuck sterilize that hot tub 
  • Master Chef- LISTEN if the thought of Andrew throwing a pan on the floor and screaming “MY RISOTTO IS PERFECTLY FUCKING SEASONED RAMSEY AND YOU KNOW IT!” storming off doesn’t make you laugh for an hour then i don’t know how i can help you. 
  • “Celebrity” show (i.e. Kardashians or Housewives or w/e)- This can actually work as canon divergent a bit or even after TKM since they are minor celebrities already. Just imagine one of the foxes signing up for a reality show. or one of the new coaches signing up for it to better the team publicity. 
  • The Great British Bake Off- So i read a destiel au that was this mixed in with some p&p and its one of my top 10 favorite fics of all time. I’ve never seen this show. I don’t care. I need this au in every ship.
  • Dating Show- I just. CAN YOU IMAGINE. 

NORMAL College/University AU

  • Just your standard first year at college
  • Neil got an scholarship 
  • He also worked 2 jobs to help support him and his mom
  • Dad was a deadbeat loser (still mean and hurtful but lower scale. haven’t seen him since he was 14)
  • He wants to keep to himself and graduate and make mom proud
  • Neil and Andrew are roommates
  • hate each other pretty much instantly
  • college things happen. literally give me all the cliches. 
  • oops we fell in love haha 
  • i have a thing for jealousy so yes, lets add that. 
  • i have a thing for ‘dating other people until we realize we don’t want anyone but each other’ as well. 
    • omg this one can be super light and hilarious. 
    • like imagine the hazing. and the pranks.
    • and like, We Are Your Bros, Bro
    • Rival Sorority sign me the fuck up (fun rivalry of course)
    • beer pong. keg stands. toga parties. 
    • The Dean Is A Prick Lets Whip Cream His Car
    • study sessions, bonfires, holidays.
    • Riko’s frat sucks and they are Mean so lets take the fuckers down
    • #GayMoments between Neil and Andrew that get interrupted by the other guys in the frat
    • oh god i want this so bad now

okay i have 100 more but these actually totally ran away from me??? My bad. I’ll keep the others to myself for now. If anyone takes one of these and writes fic. TAG ME. I DESERVE GOOD THINGS.

PITCH-SLAPPED: a fan-guide to the Barden Bellas and gay lady ships of the Pitch Perfect franchise

So you just watched Pitch Perfect again and you’re feeling a little enamored with those aca-awesome characters. Or maybe you finally saw Pitch Perfect 2 and you’re just a bit obsessed after that tent scene. Or perhaps you’re not sure how to deal with the wait between now and July 2017 when Pitch Perfect 3 finally comes out.

Whatever the reason: you’ve come to tumblr to assuage those Pitch Perfect feels you got goin’ on and discovered a whole fandom. AH! So much to sort through. So much to feel. What even is Pitch Perfect tbh???? How do I join the fandom? Do I have to sing? WHAT ARE THE RULES HERE? 

Don’t worry. We totes got your back. 

(warning: the following post is very very long and really really effin gay)

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East Asian-based Fantasy, Appropriation, and Fantasy Languages

@rosesrambling asked:

I’ve been trying to build up an East Asian-influenced fantasy culture for a story I’m working on. I have read through your tag and seen (and understand) the posts about how just mix-matching East Asian cultures can be pretty offensive. So, my question is, do you think it is possible to create a culture that comes off as “definitely not European, could exist in East Asia, but is not a real-world culture” instead of just mix-matching? How would you go about it to avoid appropriation?

Similar but not wholly related, how would you go about creating non-European fantasy languages? I am unfortunately not bilingual, so I can’t just rattle off words that sound vaguely linguistically connected in any language but English. I’m afraid that just looking up words to get a feel for sounds and just coming up with something is going to end me up in trouble with creating meanings that I had no intention of. (sorry if this is confusing btw and thank you for your wonderful blog)

East-Asian Based Fantasy

First things first: I think it is possible. You may want to look at Ken Liu’s book The Grace of Kings (first of a trilogy), where his world of Dara isn’t a real-world culture at all, but has very heavy East Asian influences. It’s the first book I’ve read where the world isn’t outright Chinese/East Asian, but still felt much more familiar to me, as a Chinese person, than the other fantasy worlds I’ve seen.

You may not be able to avoid appropriation altogether, but a good general rule is: do your research, and also try to integrate the customs in the way they’re supposed to be used (e.g. don’t take sacred rituals and make them into entertainment, etc., unless there’s a history of that already in the culture you’re researching).

~ Mod Jess

Fantasy Language

Creating a realistic fantasy language is an in-depth task that can be daunting.  You need to have some understanding of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, plus an in-depth background knowledge of the culture you’re creating languages for.  For a primer on language creation in general, I suggest David J. Peterson’s The Art of Language Creation.  Peterson’s created languages for Game of Thrones, Defiance, The 100, and other shows and he’s probably the most prominent conlanger active right now.  He’s also on Tumblr as @dedalvs.

“European” languages are a pretty broad category, but “non-European” is an even broader one.  For example, if you want your languages to sound “East Asian,” you have to understand that “East Asian” languages have yet more variety than “European” languages.  At least in Europe, 90% of the languages belong to the same family.  Even if you consider “East Asia” to be just China, Mongolia, the Koreas, and Japan, that’s four different language families for the modern-day official languages alone, all with distinct sound patterns and typology.  The way they sound and the way they put concepts together are drastically different from each other.  You don’t have to have your “East Asian” culture use an “East Asian” sounding language, but should you want to, start by looking at some of the phonologies some East Asian languages use (that is, what sounds they use and don’t use), and how they put words together (for example, Mandarin Chinese can’t end words in any consonant but “r,” “n” or “ng”—and these are really romanizations and only approximate the actual sounds used, just to add the confusion).  Regardless, sounds and how they can assemble are what give any language its “characteristic” sound, so if you want an invented language to superficially sound like a real-world language, use the same sounds that language uses but put them together in a different order.  In the actual language, they’re assembled into a finite set of words, and you can take the same sounds and assemble them into a different set of words.

From there you can work on how words are put together from basic meaningful units (morphology), how sentences are put together from words (syntax), how meaning is composed from words and sentences (semantics).  I could write you an entire lecture on conlanging, but it’s probably better to read Peterson’s book.

If you use different real world influences each for your phonology, morphology, and syntax, you might come up with words that do mean something in a real language, but you’re unlikely to accidentally put together a sentence that means anything in a real world language.

Lmao i am legit done

Ok. Listen up you Yuri!!! On Ice whores cuz im only gonna say this once.


Half of the damn fandom has seen this manwha as a “substitute” for Yuri On Ice at the moment, but in all honesty, your bitch asses can’t handle the shit. ITS CALLED “KILLING STALKING” FOR A MOTHER FUCKING REASON. The whole damn tag is just filled with nothing but hate. Ok we get it, you fucking fujoshis just want to fetishize boys love. Lmao sorry honey but you better swerve back to your Ice gays and back the fuck up. Don’t shit on Killing Stalking cause you aren’t mature enough to handle grown up topics. Calling us “gross” when we’re reading it. Well lemme tell you something boo, that Junjou Romantica shit, Sekaiichii Hatsukoi bullcrap, Super Lovers incest shit, and other cliche yaoi, got nothing on this non yaoi ( cuz remeber yaoi= boyz love and there aint no love in this), non bishounen chin havin, well written, exciting, thrilling, work of art.

You can cry all day about it, but I bet your bitchass cant even go up to the damn author. Go to Koogi on twitter like right now and tell her what you think. Do you really think she gives a rats ass about your feelings? Bitch please she has other things to do.

Because I am just so fed up with all you hoes complaining, blocking, abusing people who actually wanna enjoy fiction. That’s right. Fiction. BECAUSE ALL OF THIS IS FAKE AND ITS NOT REAL. If you get triggered, lmao whose fault is that? You got curious and wanted to read the damn thing.

You fucking brats ugh. Piss me the hell off. Gotta ruin everything cuz it aint Yuri on Ice. WHAT DID U EXPECT. It aint Yaoi, Its not for the lighthearted, if you know you hate it stop talking about it .Drop. It. Not that hard.


anonymous asked:

you're painting a lot lately and i love it so much! everything's so beautiful i cry!♥

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH you’re so nice anon!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3 I found a way of painting that’s real fun to me (even if when we’re being real it’s more a heavy blending and shading than actual painting haha) so!!!!!! I’ll probably use it more, even if not too often! I’m glad you like it!!!!!!!! 

Anon said:  JABSBAHB, your bakush.imas are so great!!!!! And Im happy that it was fun for you, that its the best thing, when your art makes you feel happy!!! Im so happy for youuuuu, I hope that you continue to have fun doing what you love!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH OH MAN!!!!!!!! *O* this is the nicest kind of message anon, you’re so kind, I hope I’ll keep having fun for a long time too hahaha the more fun I have the more I draw, after all 👍👍👍

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this past year on tumblr has been amazing for me and that’s all thanks to you guys. thank you for continuously liking and reblogging my art, sending me the sweetest messages and encouragements, and just in general supporting me and inspiring me to work as hard as i can to improve!

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anonymous asked:

Huh i really didnt think about the virus thing sorry :) well its basically a post saying how when it comes to ships like skyeward, reylo and jessica x killgrave the anti tags shouldnt be used bcoz the ships dont need the respect and the people who ship it need to be educated via critical hate about how bad their ships are and other lovely stuff like that.

Get ready for some rant because this kind of fandom fuckery really irritates me.

Long rant ahead. You have been warned.

So…In my opinion the anti tags belong to the unspoken, but generally agreed upon, tumblr etiquette. It is common decency but it is not the law. In reality every tag is structured by default to be neutral. You can post positive and negative things about the tag subject (always respectfully towards every blogger). The tag is meant to be a place where you can find an overview and the general consensus over a certain subject.

That is one thing and it depends on the individual blogger. Personally I prefer it when everyone stays in their respective lanes and tags correctly and uses even the anti tags because it makes the tumblr experience much more light and fun as it is supposed to be. And if I personally see anything I do not like I simply use the block button. Immediately.

But lately in tumblr there is a certain attitude that goes around about policing what people should think or feel or like and it even goes as far as shaming people even in things as shipping and liking fictional things. Like okay, if go at it this way…You are definitely blocked dear and also gtfo! Especially if you go out of your way and you become an asshole to others or condescending or passive aggressive.

No one has the authority to “educate” anyone. No one is more important than others and no one’s personal opinion has more value. And if we specify this to shipping then take a closer look to the reflection of your screen dude!…You are a freaking fangirl/fanboy to begin with. A blogger from your home behind a screen. You are not the tumblr police. You are here to have fun as everyone else is and yet you seem to be going out of your way to ensure that others will be shamed and have less fun than you because oh yeah…these people…there real people like you do not deserve respect because they like something fictional you do not like and because your dear highness decided to educate them. You know better of course. And everyone that knows better never shows respect to others. How gracious…How nice and not at all pretentious (yes note the sarcasm here as an educational note).

This is actually messed up because suddenly instead on focusing on the problematic aspects of a ship (which I do not disagree that it can be a very dysfunctional subject) you decide to target groups of people and individuals as if you have the right to do so. And this actually goes even beyond shipping in tumblr and it is troublesome. Gender politics, racism, feminism, ideologies, jokes, shows, shipping, you name it.  People seem to expect from others to be “perfect”. But to be their brand of perfect. And if they are not then they will be shamed of it or even viciously attacked because of it and this is really abusive to begin with. It really is scary.

You can speak up your mind and you are free to do so because freedom of speech is an amazing thing but in the same time you do need to respect others too. You have your freedom of speech and you are entitled in your opinions and in liking whatever you think it is right but how about you let others enjoy the same prerogative? And especially without you becoming emotionally abusive and shaming others and basically do to them what you are preaching they should not like in your somehow high and mighty educational 101 directive. You might not like what these people have to say or like or prefer but it is their right.

And I mean. This is fiction. Art always deals with controversial subjects. You can see the most messed up thing in fiction and you can like the most messed up thing in fiction. Fiction does not equal real. People sometimes find refuge into a fictional environment and even let go of their dark fantasies in it thus recalibrating themselves into being more healthy in real life. It is a form of escapism and it is totally and utterly a personal subjective issue. You cannot force people to act and think and like what you like. People are not robots for you to punch through your own personal code and have them act they way you want them to and if they do not then you will have to reboot them or shut them down. It does not work that way. I know it is a hard concept for some (even though it really should not be) but yes there are people out there that actually like different things even things you might find and deem offensive. Even objectively offensive things even though the objective becomes subjective in fiction and art. Life is already hard as it is. No need to make a fun experience hard too. You do perpetuate violence in real life when you suddenly target real people and not when real people enjoy whatever they want in their personal space and time when it comes to fiction.

You want to alert people. Use words. Use discussion. Be kind. But not as the authority that will educate them. Not without respect. Be a person that is freely speaking its mind respectfully. Respect others. Do not blatantly offend them with your holier than thou entitled attitude and then expect them to follow in line with your shit.

I find some ships too horrifying to ship personally and other ones I do ship. It is my personal preference. I can say whatever I think about any ship (and boy I do!) but NEVER about the shipper.

You cannot shelter people from anything fictional and you cannot filter their reactions. That is a form of dictatorship. It is actually bullying. And it targets real people. And it might be triggering to others. And btw check the irony also because by saying that some people do not deserve respect (by default because of their SHIPPING preferences)  then that makes you disrespectful.

And we are still talking about ships. Fiction.

Let me say it again. Fiction.

So if I like horror it means that I will take a blunt instrument and shove it to someone’s head? I watched Breaking Bad too and I was a Jesse fan but the last time I checked I am not creating any meth in a meth lab. I love the vampire genre but I do not have fangs and I do not murder people in the night for their blood. I love Tarantino and Pulp fiction too so what does that make me? Silence of the lambs? I do not eat people. What about Sons of Anarchy? I am not going around on bikes abusing and killing others for drugs and money. I used to love Scar in Lion King but I am not tormenting cute lion cubs. I am also a writer and I like to write dark stories and even messed up stories. Who are you or anyone that will dare shame me for what I like and what I write and what I want to see in fiction.

Like you do you and let others do whatever the hell they want.

And to whomever it may concern:

If you see people like these in the tags then do not hesitate! Block them and forget about them the same instant. Be always respectful to others, ship your thing in peace and have fun in your free time and let others in their narrow little world preaching their dogmatic views for everyone that wants to hear them and just ignore them.

Remember. The Block feature is nice. It is good. It is easy. It was created for you. Embrace it, love it, own it. Do it!