sorry if this has been posted recently

anonymous asked:

It really bothers me that you Admins allow speculation of the victims in the Willis clan tragedy. I love this site and typically agree with your handling of things 100 percent, but that leaves a really bad taste in my mouth. Please reconsider, and perhaps go bad and edit/delete the past posts on this (ie: most recent one about Jet). The family has been very clear about wanting to stay out of the public eye, presumably for these reasons. Respect that.

I am really sorry, that you didn’t like the way I was handling it. I specifically didn’t aswer to the part of the ask with the speculation, I only referred to the news articles we had about the incidents. But I agree, that’s not enough! So I went back and changed the post, I hope that’s ok. From now on, we will make it clear, that we do not appreciate victim speculation on this blog if we don’t have any proof. Thank you very much, for keeping me in check 🙂  (Annie)

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3.18.17 - sorry for going for so long without posting anything on here! this is a recent bujo spread that i really ended up liking :’) this week has been a wild time and i’m just glad it’s over now.

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All’s fair in love and fish plushies

I’m about to do something I wouldn’t normally do, and share bit of drama concerning another company. I’ve been trying to keep this professional(ish) but recent happenings have pushed me to want to talk publicly about it and to make folks aware of what has been going on.

So you folks might remember I began making Otocinclus plushies in around November 2016, and they were a big hit! I can’t remember the exact inspiration that brought me to making suction cup mouthed plushies, but it was certainly influenced by their name “suckermouth catfish” as well as other plushies I’d seen online. Little did I know, this would be the beginning of DRAMA™.

In January 2017 I posted some photos of my Otos in some local fish groups and was snapped up by a local aquatics shop called New Concept Aquatics (who are now my business partners, woo!). I gave them some examples of my work including a suction cup Oto… who was promptly snatched up by a writer for The Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, UK and was featured in the April issue! Exciting Stuff!

… However, throughout all this the owner of the company called Green Pleco, who produces suction-cup mouthed Pleco soft toys, got in contact with me. They claimed to hold a patent for “soft toys in the shape of fish with suction cups for mouths” since 2013, demanded I limit production to 25 a year or pay them royalties for each one sold.

Which would be fair, I suppose, if they actually had a patent for this. I stopped producing Otos whilst I negotiated with them. They were not able to give me a patent number. They’re based in the US, and I am in the UK so even if they did the patent would probably not even exist over here.

At the same time I was doing whole bunch of patent searches and research, including getting some help from friends and some trainee patent lawyers on Reddit who couldn’t find this mysterious patent either.

Another hole in this story is that there’s loads of examples with soft toys with suction cups attached “in the wild” already prior to 2013, including Plecos! Here’s some examples I could find easily by the plush artist I admire, Whittykitty:

I actually contacted Whittykitty and it turns out they’d been contacted by Green Pleco too, despite their Plecos being made in 2011, before Green Pleco even started making plushies! Their advice was to just ignore them, and after all this research I agreed.

I contacted Green Pleco stating pretty much all this, and after being unable to come to an agreement they said they’d put me in touch with their lawyer, which never happened.

I was ready to move on with my life, and Green Pleco had faded into nothing more than a joke (I’m sorry, you can’t do X because I have X patented). One day I stumbled over to Green Pleco’s page again, only to see…

Now, this could be some kind of magical coincidence that Green Pleco has suddenly branched out into a totally different style of printed fabric, but it does look extremely similar to the plush fish I’ve been producing recently. HMMMMM.

Oh, look, apparently these are patented too.

Here’s my Corydoras sterbai for comparison:

I’m pretty annoyed, but the purpose behind this post (other than for me to publically vent my rage) is mostly to let you guys know I have nothing to do with the plushies Green Pleco are producing; they’re using their own artwork and patterns and are nothing to do with me.

There’s nothing I can do in this situation, because unlike GP I’m not claiming to own a patent to “soft toy fish with digital designs printed on fabric” that I don’t have.

It doesn’t mean to say I can’t be a little bitter about this, though. Bastards.

A Little Something About The Tangy and The Tart

I cannot believe it has been so long since I posted and I’m sorry, truly, that it’s taken me forever and a day to get my ass in gear. But due to recent events, I felt inspired to write something and I’m actually really, really happy with how this turned out!

Also, I owe a huge thank you to @permanentcross for giving me advice and reassuring me this wasn’t crap and to @canistay-haz for being her wonderful, loving self and telling me I don’t suck. You both are so, so lovely and I’m lucky that I can ask you for advice when I’m not confident in my writing.

That being said, enjoy!

Warning: NSFW

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Normally, Saturday mornings would be reserved for sleeping in, lazy kisses, and barely audible gasps filling your ears. Today however, you and Harry had to be somewhat functioning adults. You were having one last get together with Harry’s closest friends and family before his life was sent into the spotlight for who knows how long, and he didn’t get to be as free and open with his time as he had been. 

You woke up about half an hour after Harry did, knowing you had things to do and people to see but you were having none of it. All you could think about was the slight yet very-much-still-there tingling sensation between your legs thanks to yours and Harry’s late night rendezvous. You smiled to yourself, rolling over and letting your face collide into Harry’s pillow, inhaling his lingering scent that made you want him all over again… 

You made your way downstairs to your boyfriend, legs bare and torso covered in his ridiculously baggy pink shirt that was littered with the white polka dots, your rear just barely peeking out at the bottom hem. Harry was sporting only a pair of grey joggers that hung much too low on his hips, not that you were complaining. 

“Morning, sunshine.” You wrapped your arms around his waist, peppering his back with tiny pecks.

“G’morning, poppet. Sleep okay?” Every morning after, without fail, he asks how you slept. He asks because he knows when you’re both in the heat of the moment, sex isn’t gentle. Not that it’s animalistic, but you and Harry like what you like and making sure you’re comfortable and properly taken care of after is an essential part of his aftercare routine; he’ll be damned if he doesn’t take care of you and pamper any part that might be slightly bruised or extra loved on. He does love a routine after all…

“Mhm,” you purr into his back, pecking his skin once more before he spins around in your grasp, your arms falling to your sides while he places one hand on your cheek and encloses your mouth with his.

“Good,” he smiles down at you, pecking your cheek before turning back to the countertop where you can see he’s been preparing a dessert for the get together later that night. 

“Whatcha makin’?” you ask, hopping upon the countertop, legs swinging back and forth while eyeing the bowl of plain raspberries and the graham cracker crust that was still sitting in the tart pan Harry insisted he needed.

“How does a raspberry tart for tonight sound? Bought the pan, figured there was no use in letting it sit in the cupboard.”

You couldn’t help but stifle a giggle. There was nothing comical about the dessert in and of itself, but you were feeling some type of way this morning and you couldn’t help but think of it in a provocative way.

Harry rolled his eyes, trying not to grin, “Why is that funny?”

You just giggled again and reached to kiss him on the cheek, “Maybe I wanna be your little raspberry tart. I already have the perfect shirt on.” Although you’d been sitting on the countertop for a good minute already, Harry had just noticed how his shirt had ridden up your thighs and he swallowed hard, also taking in how you had only the bottom two buttons fastened and there was little, if anything, left to the imagination. What Harry didn’t know was that you didn’t have anything covering the part of you that wanted him the most; he figured you’d just thrown on something skimpy just to torture him but no, you were completely bare, apart from the bottom of the hem under your bum, and sitting on your boyfriend’s counter. Harry didn’t have a prayer. 

You smirked at him cheekily and even though you’d had him not even eight hours before, he could tell you still had an appetite for something else, something that filled you in a different way. 

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Apr. 23, 2017 // sorry for being so inactive (aka not posting original content) recently, life has been busy busy! I meant to post this earlier this week, but it didn’t happen. oh well, better late than never? here’s my bujo spread from my spring break, and I tried to keep it pretty simple. hope you all have a great week!

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21.02.17
sorry i haven’t been posting much; year 4 has been pretty hectic! good news though: i’m getting used to the pace…kind of? anyways, been down with stomach pains recently so i took the time off school to make bio notes for tomorrow’s test!

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March 12-18 ||  Hello hello! Sorry for being MIA recently, school has been hectic as hell for the past few months TT BUT worry not, here is my most recent spread, and I’ll probably be posting some of the ones I missed once I get to shoot and edit them  ✨ ✨ YAY I’m so glad to be back!

Meet V, part-time photographer and one of the most mysterious members of the group. Since his powers are pretty self-explanatory, I’ll just give a more in-depth and personalized explanation of how his powers work.

As a clairvoyant, V is able to see without his eyes. Heck, he can see even further than regular people who have their eyes working properly. He uses this to keep careful watch of the city, making sure that everyone’s well and all that, but there’s still something else that he’s always searching for, unbeknownst to the RFA. Something that he dreams of finding and perhaps, when he finds it, save too.

His abilities of Force Field Generation have not been used in quite a while (he locks himself up in his room or leaves the country entirely throughout most of the plot, you won’t see him often), but no doubt he saved the butts of the RFA members countless times over in the past battles. However, note that summoning a forcefield to shield others requires considerably more concentration and energy from him. It’s not a rare sight to see V risk his life mid-battle to protect civilians from stray shrapnel and spells. If he must choose between helping himself or the people around him, he’d choose the latter in a heartbeat.

This was so rushed huhu sorry!! But I like how this turned out, my lovely boy ❤️❤️ Also, the turquoise eye has always been his symbol of clarity of mind and sight, but with recent events, maybe it links to something else too~?

u know that feeling where you’re just preparing for the worst and shit keeps happening and things keep trying you and it’s like… rlly hard to think there’s ever gonna be a positive side at the end of it bc fucking god yh man mood

jimin + his smol bunny boyfriend kookie

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Hi everyone! I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting as much CC recently–work has been super busy these days. 

I did start working on a hair a couple of days ago that I thought I could show some WIP shots of! This hair is inspired by a character name Aloy from a game that I’m super excited for, coming out later this month, Horizon: Zero Dawn!

I’ve still got some weights to fix and I’m not sure that I’m completely happy with the UVs yet, but hopefully I can release it in a couple of days. I’ll make a version without the braids in the back for those people who may not be interested in those. I hope you all like it! :)

Leaving!

This has been something I’ve been thinking of doing for some time now, I haven’t been happy here for a while and I’ve tried to hide it but not anymore.

Yes this community is amazing, I’m so lucky to have been welcomed with open arms and been shown so much love and support over my seven months here, I am forever grateful.

I’ve made so many friends here, and even a best friend @alwaysimming. I love you Zoë, my life would be significantly less great without you in it!

But recently the negative has been outweighing the positive for me, I’m sorry to say.

I’ve left my custom content and sim requests up, they’re something I’m really proud of and people seem to like them so I figured I’d leave them up for you. It’s the least I can do.

Except for them this blog will now lay empty and inactive, although don’t be surprised if you see me in your notifications sometimes, I’m going to miss everyone’s posts so much, I just won’t be an active member of the community anymore.

I haven’t come to a decision about my Not So Berry blog yet, I’d like to keep posting on there but I’m not sure.

I don’t quite think you could get rid of me forever, I’m not promising anything but if I’m feeling better and ready to start again you might see me in November, I’ve been really looking forward to spending my first Christmas in this community and I think I’d kick myself if I missed it.

Thank you for all the kind words and well wishes, it means the world to me, you’ve really helped me through some dark times and I can’t thank you enough.

But for now, I’m out. I hope I’ll be able to come back one day, I really do. Thanks for letting me hang out here, I love you all!

P.S sorry if this sounds shit, it’s my second time writing this, the app crashed when I was pressing post, ffs.

- Jack 💞

Concerning the recent video I posted of Camila with Lauren’s laugh in the background

The post in question:  http://camrenillusion.tumblr.com/post/163672505235/lauren-and-camila-might-be-together-today

My asks box has been going insane over this so I thought I’ll do a group post of the different possibilities you guys pointed out. 

First of all, I don’t know where the video comes from, a friend of mine found it on twitter and send it to me. 

Okay, now I’m sorry I might have gotten a bit over excited and posted it right away - Camren just brings out the craziest hope in me 😅

You guys pointed out 2 things, the first is that the audio might be fake, that someone added Camila’s voice and Lauren’s laugh from an interview - which is completely possible since we all remember the completely fake audio that was “leaked” of Camila, Lauren and Ally talking - so that’s completely plausible

And then the second thing that at first had me laugh, is that it might not even be Camila in the video -  but then after looking closer and pausing on every frame of the video, I have my doubts

So I don’t know, it might the angle of the camera or Camila has a doppelganger somewhere, which we know she has 😂

You guys seriously have me doubting the veracity of this video now, as usual it’s never easy peasy hd quality proof for us Camren shippers 

So I think I’m just gonna drop this in my “Camren cold case” archives 😂  I’m gonna keep the post up but I’m gonna add a link to this post so that people can know the possibilities of it not being true.

But you know what? Even though there’s a good chance it’s not true, this thing actually put me in a really good mood! It’s nice to actually imagine Camila and Lauren getting back together, it had been a while.

Anyways, Camren is still endgame.

Enemy

Heya! So…this one turned out longer than expected, terribly sorry for the wait ^^;. But hey! The third chapter’s finally done…heh…woot. 

Unfortunately I couldn’t tag the last two chapters in this post because haha, I’m doing this whole thing on a crappy ass tablet. But I did reblog them both recently, the first chapter being ‘Friend’ and the second being 'Rest’. They shouldn’t be hard to find on my blog.

This fanfic has been inspired by the wonderful 2D Bendy AU created by the equally wonderful @shinyzango, go check her blog out!

Enjoy!

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jojothesplatoonhentaiweeb666  asked:

Sorry for the generic questions recently and for undoubtedly bothering you, but how are you? Is everything going well? Have you done anything fun recently? I hope you're having a day as sweet and awesome as you! ÓuÒ

Thank you for the nice ask!! :DD You aren’t bothering me dont worry~ Everything is going alright over here! Nothing exactly fun has happen but I had this awkward encounter 

I hope you have a good day too om g

anonymous asked:

I'm dming a campaign and my players are headed to a cursed town to find some emissaries from their secret organization. the town is cursed with a sort of reverse groundhog day stuff. every night every resident/building/etc ages 2 years. my players need to find the cause of the curse and cure it before everyone in the town dies of old age. my problem is; i dont know what the cause is yet. i have no idea where to start, can you help me out?

A lich is feeding off of the towns people, trying to regain his human form. This requires a large amount of life, over a long period of time.

A nearby hidden fountain of youth is feeding off of the town to retain its powers.

Another nearby town is also rapidly aging, but has a witch/wizard/etc. that protects it, who steals “years” from a different town to save their town.

The town’s buildings were arranged in the shape of a symbol by accident. With the recent construction of a barn/church/whatever, it completes the symbol. The symbol is associated with time/life draining/whatever you want.


This was hard to think about, sorry anon! If anyone else has any ideas please reply!