thanks for that jen

theemmaslater Here are both our Viennese Waltz dances, part 1 & part 2. I wanted to post them back to back (scroll right for part 2) because @rashadjennings & I decided to make them link together to make one whole story representing the good times and dark times of two people :) We changed our outfit color to a more toxic green in the part 2 and the window blinds are open revealing a storm behind us (thanks Pete, Jen & Tracy I loved it!) It also starts and closes with #shadthepoet who is the narrator of all of it. Rashad was so amazing in both these, they are two of my favorites. He leads me in every step and there’s a lot of trust in these tricks! He improved SO much from one to the other 🙌🏻  @dancingabc

no offense but i love vinny vinesauce? hes one of the few content creators im into that doesnt rely on saying offensive shit to be funny and he never gets into drama he’s just kinda There. playin games. the whole vinesauce crew is super chill really and watching their content is such a breath of fresh air.

thanks @ the vinesauce team.

I’m forever thankful for ALL Jennifer Morrison has done for Once and the fandom. She’s been such a strong voice for her character and never failed to show how much Emma Swan meant to her.

For me personally, I’ll be forever grateful and thankful to the support she showed Captain Swan specifically. In all the time I’ve been shipping, I’ve never had the actors be respectful of the ships in the way both Jen and Colin have been towards Captain Swan. To see the actors who portray the characters on your OTP talk openly and POSITIVELY about said OTP?! That very rarely happens. Even if the ship is canon and endgame. But Jen and Colin have always held a sort of respect for Captain Swan and it’s made the experience of shipping the characters that much richer because you knew the people at the helm were treating it as importantly as you feel it is/was.

So yeah, thank you so much Jen. I’ll always cherish how you showed such reverence to something I love so much and will forever be grateful to you for it.

On Allyship and Problematic Books

This whole entire issue, the issue of problematic books boils down to one thing: respect of others. Being respectful of others is not a debate.

Jen has been a massive help to the bookish community. She has generously shared her time and energy with us, helping us be better allies. This includes gentle call outs on problematic books.

Nowhere in any of her posts on here or on her blog has Jen ever said that we can’t enjoy problematic books. She’s even admitted that she’s read and loved some problematic books. We all have a problematic fave or two-that doesn’t make us bad people. BUT we must stop and think. Posting pictures of the book is free promotion for that book. It tells publishers it’s ok to continue publishing problematic and harmful books. It gives our followers the idea that it is a safe book to read.

It’s your blog, but you still owe it to your followers and the people you stand with to acknowledge the issues with those books. 

Too many people don’t tag their book photos or add a comment on how the book is problematic. If you can’t do that, it’s better to not post the picture at all. If you can commit to that, if you really can do that, then do it! It helps. But it’s not as powerful of a message to the publishers. It also sends a mixed message. Do you support the book or don’t you? 

We are not being forced to do this. If doing any of this makes you uncomfortable, that’s on you.

When I first told Jen that I loved Nevernight she said“Yikes! That book is incredibly racist, here’s a link about it.”

a call out. I didn’t feel bad when I read her comment. I didn’t feel attacked, because I wasn’t. Nowhere did she say that I was a bad person or needed to stop enjoying the book. She simply asked me to investigate.

That is the difference between a call out and bullying/harassment.

After investigating I don’t promote the book. I took down my 4.5 star review on my blog and Goodreads because I personally did not feel comfortable supporting such a racist and problematic book that has hurt real people. That’s what problematic books do. I no longer recommend it to others. But no one forced me to do that.

If we truly want this book community to be a community we must stand up for each other, speak out against problematic books and let each other know which books are harmful. Communities look out for each other, and this is the best way to do it.  

Jen puts a lot of thought and time and effort into her posts. I like to think of them as guidebooks, a good starting place. We all have a lot to learn about ally-ship and as we become more aware of things, we must adapt and continue supporting each other by listening and respecting one another.

Because ultimately? There’s nothing debatable about treating others with respect and kindness. 

You either do or you don’t.


thank you jen, for 6 years of magic, for pouring all your heart into this and bringing into life this pure, inspiring, strong, intelligent, kind, precious, sweet, brave, loving and all kinds of beautiful saviour. thank you for being hope and light. have a wonderful happy beginning! you are loved. she is loved.

anonymous asked:

blue, can you link me to some larry receipts? they always make me happy x (this one!!!) (this one is so cute) (the op rip lol) (enough out of you little one :’) (YES, OF COURSE, ALWAYS) (this one a bit sad right now) (lol this person must be bitter to this day) (frog face lol)

LOL I got excited hope you enjoy x

- Her contract ended at the end of this season.

- She removed Vancouver from her locations on Twitter soon after she filmed the season finale.

- She has started to use the tag #NewBeginnings quickly after she filmed the season finale.

- She cut her hair shorter and she felt relieved. A lot of actresses who played a character a very long time symbolically cut their hair as a way to free themselves from the character they used to share their lives with.

The signs were here… I knew it. I saw them. But I still hoped I was wrong. Sadly, I wasn’t…

Listen… Captain Swan is the most beautiful ship of all time and I can’t even express how grateful I am that it exists. I can’t believe that after all this build up, I actually get to see them married and getting their happy ending.

A&E, thank you for creating these characters and seeing that you had something special between Jen and Colin.

Jen and Colin, thank you so much for all of the love that you have shown for your characters. If anyone loves Killian and Emma as much as the CS fandom, it’s y'all. You have brought a modern fairytale to life and it would not be as special if not for your dedication to playing these characters.