strange days I guess

A moment of positivity

y’know for all my salt, a discussion with a friend just reminded me… the CW fucks up because it’s trying.

I have issues with all the DC CWTV properties at times but even for how messy they are and how I sometimes feel they fall short… they’re trying. Which is more than I can say for a lot of shows and networks that don’t even bother to try?

I know we can and should demand more via critique, I’m not saying otherwise, but I never want to discourage a network from trying and progressing so ultimately they can improve.

I’m going to try to frame more of my discourse in terms of “things I wish we would see” instead of “things I hate that happened”, especially if/when I take to twitter or the CW feedback forms to contact the writers.

Because saying “hey, we want more of [x]” can be super powerful, and works toward progress and improvement. 

I want more Rogues. I want more Cold. I want more lgbtqia+ representation. I want more female characters who stay living and I want to see their stories outside of romance. I want more people of colour and I especially want better Asian representation on all the shows (looking at you, Legends). I want more comics storylines and more Hartley and more Linda. I want more. I want conflict and I want found!family and I want shenanigans and emotional fallout. 

I like what we have but I’m insatiable for more. And I never want that point to get lost in my critiques for where the shows fall short. They’re targeting (often) a younger and straighter demographic than I represent and they’re keeping their pacing as fast and working around schedules and plotlines and contracts and budgets and censors and a whole slew of things I sometimes forget, when I get to simply write fic with none of those constraints.

So… demand more, demand better, but try to remember the good, sometimes, if you can. And if you can’t? Don’t make yourself miserable watching a show that makes you unhappy. I still enjoy these shows, personally, and critique doesn’t ruin them for me. But always take care to make choices that enrich your life :)

Originally posted by the-flash-world

I had to drive over to my friend’s house tonight to fix a couple of peachicks that hatched with splayed legs. I sent him away to find scissors and he left me in the basement with his nephew, who was like…. idk, maybe 8? Sweet kid. I was showing him how to hold the peachick so that I could tape the legs, but I guess scissors were really hard to find because then we were just sitting there alone and this kid realized I was Beep’s owner, and asked me if I had a peacock in my house. I said, I used to. He asked what happened, and I said She ate something bad for her, and he said ‘oh.’ very small and disappointed. At this point I was now sitting in a basement with a child I didn’t really know, holding a baby bird and crying. Awesome. But he just asked a couple of more soft questions like was it a boy or a girl, and what color was she, and what was her name. And then he took the baby bird, who had started peeping again, out of my hands and snuggled it to his face and said don’t cry, you’re gonna have a good life here. Then my friend came back and after we had gotten the chicks taped up to sort out their issues, I was going to sit one of them in a bowl, which the kid had fetched at some point. He told me “this is my favorite bowl” and I said “well you might want to get a different one, cause this baby might be sitting in it for a few days.” and he considered this, kissed the bowl and said “goodbye, friend. you’re going to help someone else now.” and then he asked my friend if he could keep one of the babies in the house like I did.

You know that feeling when you see a ship and it’s like “Eh…” but then you read that ONE (or 8…) fanfic(s) and then it’s like “….I get it now.” Yeah. That’s me right now.

Lol you can check it out here if you want.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I know you say you answer every anon, but you've also said at times that you hold onto asks for a bit before answering them, so how long should a person wait before assuming that tumblr ate the ask? Cause I'd hate to bother you with the same question over and over if you were just waiting for the right time to answer.

Oh this gets a bit complicated but:

Asks that are just like…really nice and generally praise focused, but not worldbuilding focused or don’t really ask a question? They can take up to 2 weeks. (Not because I don’t like them, but because I get shy! Lol). Rarely, it can be longer, because I’ll be going through a period where I just hate myself too much to stomach posting something where someone has been kind. *thumbs up* People sharing personal stories also goes into this category? Sometimes it’s really hard to know how to reply to something that is a complete stranger sharing something deeply personal about their lives often with very little context or framework, that is obviously intended to be responded to publically. It’s both very humbling that people feel they can share here, but sometimes also very hard to know how to approach these. Esp. since some involve sexuality or mental health. I don’t like to rush those ever.

Asks that are worldbuilding focused or story focused tend to get answered the fastest, and they take about a week at most. (Sometimes it’s a tad longer than one or two days mostly because I need time to think about how to phrase my response).

I also tend to ‘batch respond’ to asks, so I don’t always reply in general until I’ve got about three or four to reply to, and then I sit down and make time for everything and queue it up.

The only asks I’ve sometimes not answered are: ones that seem like trolling (I don’t answer these on principle), when I literally get four separate asks that ask the same thing in different ways - I’ll pick one and give an answer that covers all four asks lol, anon fic recs and anon music recs (this is not a ‘things I haven’t read or listened’ rec blog - if recs happen off anon I’ll reply privately, and I rarely respond to anons, but usually to either say ‘this is not an anon rec blog’ or ‘I know the thing, isn’t it awesome.’

And the one real exception to the ‘I answer pretty much all anons’ rule which hasn’t happened for like a year or so, is when someone just goes: ‘omg Pia, re: Game Theory, is Gwyn X???’ and ‘X’ happens to be a HUGE FUCKING SPOILER that the whole story hinges around and if I just post the thing, everyone else will suddenly go ‘OMG HE IS’ no matter what I say.

They don’t get posted until the spoiler has been revealed, or I’m confident I can deflect the spoiler, or I’m happy to reveal the spoiler under a read more. If it helps, that’s only happened like three times.

Conversely, for people who worry, I reply to like 99% of non-anonymous asks privately, and don’t tend to publish them. The only ones I can/will publish are ones that only concern worldbuilding, reveal nothing personal, where I feel the information will be helpful to others and the question hasn’t been asked before or in that manner. Or meme prompts, cuz you know, they’re meant to be responded to publically.

ETA: If you want to send an ask again that I haven’t responded to - send it! I’ll just pick one of them and delete the other one (in the case where I received both), and I won’t be annoyed or bothered at all. Ask box glitches happen ALL the time, and I’m only human, sometimes I think I’ve responded to an ask when I haven’t (I have a bad habit of starting a response, walking away from the computer, walking back and refreshing my inbox, and like…then somehow forgetting that ask is even there. It’s one of my worst habits, lol). <3

anonymous asked:

hey! Do u know any similat movies to 20th century women? I really love it

uuh literally the only movie that comes to mind is Beginners from the same director but youve probably seen it.. idk what was it about 20thcw but i literally cant think of anything simillar to it ? asjkdjlk im sorry im really blanking out

No workout today. I woke up in a funk and was not in the mood. So, Unscheduled Active Rest Day it is!

3 jobs and no Fitbit. It’s very weird, but freeing at the same time. I feel like my nerves might just be super sensitive to having anything on my wrists. Strange, but that’s life I guess!

Tomorrow is a new day, with a new workout, and 2 more jobs! 

4

[Never] give up !

I am so excited for the next episode of Naruto Shippuden!
(Hope we will have more information about Hamura… <3)

Note to myself: 2h

What an amazing 4 Years

To my friends:

     Greetings, and I guess “Happy Greyson Day”. Wow that feels strange to say. Symbolically speaking, today marks something indescribable and the start of a journey that has been occupied by myself and my dearest of friends; all of you. For those of you who don’t know why today is special, four years ago, on April 28th, I posted a video of myself performing Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’. The video forever changed my life and at certain moments, I find myself looking back with my jaw hanging open. The ride ever since that video has been a mixture of highs, lows, and even some emotional breakdowns (both good and bad). However, now in the present, I began to prepare for the release of my sophomore album that has taken more than two years to grow and create. The truth is, is that it took so long to grow and create, because at the same time I was growing. 

     I was blessed to be thrust into the business at a young age, twelve to be exact; I use the word thrust because that’s truly what it felt like. I had instant success and people all around the country, and the globe, knew my name. It was my dream since I was kid to be a musician and to be someone relatively important within society. And to me, I had begun to reach that goal. However, even at twelve, I was hungry for more and I was ready to put out a record. Throughout the first two years of my artistic existence, I had signed a major-label deal, put out my first album, and toured the world. I was riding the largest high I had experienced in my whole life and I was excited to do it. From these first experiences as an artist, I developed a fan base that I am truly blessed and lucky to have. Kids, just like me, who were eager to find their place in the world and longed to be apart of something important; and luckily, they thought that I was someone of importance. I found myself within these people, within all of you and I continue to relive that feeling everyday. You have stuck with me from those days and until now; and I can’t thank you enough. 

     After my first record was toured-out, promoted-out, and sang WAY too many times (haha), it was time to move to the next. I was around 14-15 at the time. This marks the dark times of my existence in the industry. A little side-note, I have been quite secretive about this part of my career in the past. I have not shared it fully with you all until now. The truth is is that I was slightly embarrassed and didn’t want any of you to worry about the uncertainty for the future, because I myself didn’t know what the future was going to look like.  (Also, I am not trying to depress you with this narrative. I am writing it to fully show the journey that myself and all of you have taken these past four years; and this is a key moment) During the writing of my second record, I got a call from my manager; my label of two years had just dropped me. They did not believe in me anymore and did not think that I was “economically” an asset from them in the future. I was heartbroken. I felt personally betrayed and felt that my friends had just stabbed me in the back. Also, I was angry. I believed that I was doing something special and I sought them for not seeing how special I was. (Now looking back, I am ultimately thankful for that phone call. It gave me a drive and eventually a fire was lit that had never been there before. It was one of the best things to happen to me and I am glad it did; funny how hindsight works huh?) At the time, I did not let the label dropping me affect my career even thought it affected me mentally. I kept on pushing forward with my album and felt strangely confident; still angry though. This confident lasted until three months later, when I got another call. My friend and manager decided it was time that he stepped out of the project and let me go; again, heartbroken. This is when the confidence began to fade and I found myself at a crossroads.

        During, as I call it the “Dark Time”, I began to value my options. I could keep on fighting for my artistic career or I could say I had a great run and throw in the towel. After months and months of fighting and pushing through and trying to stay strong for my fans and my music, my body was telling me to choose the second option. And for a while, I did indeed choose that second option. I stopped writing music and stayed isolated from the internet, magazines, tv, and any form of social media; nothing about pop culture at the time seemed interesting to me. It wasn’t until about two weeks later that I began to scroll through my timeline on Twitter and see all of you tweeting your hearts out. You were all asking for the new record, for new videos, for new anything! I was saddened by the fact that I couldn’t give it to you; and that’s when my decision turned around. I said “Fuck it, I am going to to do this no matter who are what is behind me,” A new form of confidence and determination entered my soul; and it was fueled by you. I began to create again, to think about the new album I wanted to make, and once again I was on a creative high. I scheduled some meetings and found a team that believed in me and believed in my art and my talent. And from then on, making Planet X has been a whirlwind. 

       As the record is approaching, I found myself constantly looking back at the past and realizing how crucial those dark moments were for me. Even though it was a time of depression, sadness, and heartache, it gave me the confident and drive to write music and to create. I did it because it was my duty as a human-being and to you all. So, as today marks 4 Years of this journey, I am truly grateful. Thank you for your time, your belief, and for you dedication to myself and my art. And do not forget, it is not over. We still have a lot more work to do…

Cheers to another Four Years

and Happy Greyson Day, still feels strange…

-Greyson 

        Okay, I’m not even takin’ the piss, but I met this fan today, right? And it was all chill, like, until I’m walkin’ away n’ hear her call me her fuckin’ son. Like, is this a thing now? I dunno. Either way, I’ve never gotten outta’ somewhere as quickly as I did then. But eh, how was everyone else’s day? Hopefully not as strange as mine.

Letter to a Demigod

Dear whomever this may concern

           Hi, my names James Silver and I’m guessing you’re wondering why you got this letter. We’ll get to that in a second. First, how’s your day been so far? Good? I’m guessing it’s been strange. I bet you’ve seen some strange things; things you’ve only seen and heard about in myths and legends. You probably think you’re going insane.

           Well, have I got some news for you. It was all real. The one eyed dudes that tried to kill you? Real. The woman with the snake tail instead of legs? Real. The giant dog the size of a monster truck that tried to eat you? Real.

           Remember going on those school field trips to museums? Remember those Greek exhibits? Remember the gods and the stories that the exhibits showed? Well guess what? They all exist. The gods, the monsters, the heroes they all exist and you’re a part of it. You’re just like those heroes, part god.

           And by now I can guess you don’t believe me. But I know a way of convincing you. Keep reading and let me guess a few things about you. I can promise you I’ll be right. And after, if you still don’t believe me, you can go back to your old life. But at least give me a chance.

           Now I’m guessing you only know one of your parents. And I’m guessing the parent you know said that the other either died or ran off. I’m guessing that you have both ADHD and Dyslexia. I’m guessing that none of those ADHD pills you tried worked. I’m guessing that you’ve been to more schools than you can count, for things that weren’t your fault. Last I’m guessing that I’m right about all of this.

           Now let me explain how I know all of this. I’ve been in your situation, I’m a demigod too. Only having one parent? That’s because your other parent is a god. And you see the gods have a stupid little rule saying they can’t interact with their kids. Now the ADHD? That’s your built in battle reflexes. And the Dyslexia? Your brain is hard wired to read greek. Now the schools thing, you’re probably thinking that that’s gotta be hard to guess. It’s not, most demigods have this problem. The more powerful your parent the more trouble you can get yourself into.

           Now this next part is important. Since you know all of this now, monsters will be even more attracted to you. It’s of vital importance that we get you somewhere safe to train you. What I need you to do is to hall ass to New York City as fast as you can. When you get there someone will find you and bring you somewhere safe.

            Oh and one last thing to remember. You are not alone there are monsters and demigods everywhere. There will be people to help you along the way to New York. Until then stay safe, keep your head low, and don’t try to fight any monsters.          

Your friendly demigod

James Sliver

“You lived in the city long?”
“Eeeewwwww weee yes! Been here since 1951!”
“Got any good stories from your time here?”
“Oh yeah, one of my favorites is when I used to go see jazz and the Blackfoot club downtown. I seen Dave Brubeck, and Miles Davis…kinda. I got to the club and he came out on stage and just stood there with arms crossed, trumpet in hand. Then he walked off. A little while later her came back on and just stood there looking at everyone. Then he walked off again. The nightclub owner gave everyone their money back and we left.”
“That’s pretty strange.”
“Mmm hmm. Then guess what…the very next day I go to the Giant’s game and guess who’s there. Miles Davis! Just blowing that thing like crazy in the stands. The day before he wouldn’t play for money, and then that day he’s playing for free in the stands. I don’t know…I guess drugs will do funny things to a person.”