that i don't speak of

it hit me hard in mark’s ryc video today when he was talking about motivation and how hard it is to stick with something that you love, but if you find new outlooks on it, you can find that motivation and inspiration again. i’ve been going through a rough patch with gif making and edit making as of recently and i even heavily debated straight up deleting my account because i just wasn’t happy with it and where i was.

but then i’d miss out talking with you guys and doing my hobby of messing around in photoshop, and it was that damn message that seemed to knock some sense into me. it was just the pick me up that i needed and it’s helped me find a better mindset. and i don’t wanna leave, i love this community and i love all of you guys way to much to do so. 

basically, what i’m saying is that mark never ceases to amaze me and i got big plans for some big edits coming soon! so be on the lookout for those! i hope photoshop will be kind to me. 💛 much love, kylo.

In light of the unfortunate recent events, I just wanted to say something. I know on this blog I would occasionally reblog news relating to world events and politics but recently I have decided not to anymore. Life is stressful as it is, and to be surrounded by this bad news all the time is just extremely exhausting. I want my blog to be a place I can come to so I can feel safe, so I can relax and forget about the bad. And I want it to be that for others as well.

I hope no one is upset with me for not reblogging anything. But please know that I do care.

Thank you and ily all. ♡

To all my followers, please read this

I was gonna post this earlier, but I had to stay updated on the news from Manchester. 

But regardless, this is important, so please read.

On either this Friday or this Saturday, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is starting.

Which means I will not be online for 29 to 30 days.

Faith comes first (I’m not allowed to be on social media during that time) and I have to concentrate on my studies, so bare with me until the 24th of June, which is when the Month ends (also my 17th birthday!!).

Thank you all for listening.

I’ll be more active on here after the hiatus, I promise.


anonymous asked:

I don't really get the huge amount of negativity Noora has been getting lately. There is a bit of overexposure to her, but people are hating on her as much as, if not more, than Vilde. Vilde! All she did was kiss Yousef (who she already expressed interest in and wasn't told off from), and said one comment amount Sana not having to worry about heartbreak. I get that people don't like the Willhelm stuff (me neither) but why is everyone acting like she's evil?

I think people are just burnt out on her, for the most part? I don’t think this corner of fandom expected her to have a particularly prominent part this season and after Sana, isn’t she up there with Yousef for amount of time spent on her? So, it’s less about her actions as a character and more about the fact that she’s one of the major players of the season, imho. Which leads people to have a kneejerk reaction against whatever she’s doing, just because they’re tired of Noora always having a hand in what’s going on.

i honestly don’t think i want to work in politics because i know what it entails and it’s ugly and depressing and dirty and honestly… this last year has pushed me farther to the brink than ever… so…

if i worked in politics? as my actual full-time job? i’d kill myself.

Fought myself through absolute hell and back in insane constant pain this last week and today I’m back and ready to KICK LIFE IN THE BALLS, RIP THEM OFF, AND STICK THEM ON MYSELF and then turn life around and kick it in the ASS and then kiss it on the cheek and walk on past.

(And nah, I don’t even lift, I just get swole from literally fighting to stay standing, every damn day. Can’t stop, won’t stop 💯, the Grind never stops 💯, no breaks 😈💯💪 I stay Dream Chasing 💪)

a quick thing for Autism Acceptance Day/Month!!

how to support autistic people this month:

  • don’t support Autism Speaks – it’s an awful “charity” that harms autistic people more than it helps them
  • do support organisations run by and for autistic people, such as the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network ( @autisticadvocacy​ ) and the Autism Women’s Network ( @autisticwomen​ )
  • don’t “light it up blue” for “autism awareness” – these things are heavily associated with Autism Speaks, and with the dangerous misconceptions it spreads about autism
  • do use the hashtag #RedInstead to fight back against #LightItUpBlue
  • do promote and celebrate autism acceptance (not just awareness!)

and, most importantly:

  • do listen to what actual autistic people have to say – we know better than our family members, “autism experts”, or any non-autistic person!!

I don’t understand people who are really baffled by other languages like “wAit!!!! This letter…. makes a DiFfereNt sound in ThAt lanUuuauuage wAT???! The rulEs for garammmer and spilling is diFfrrfrent???” like yes Sharon those things are what make it…. a different language

anonymous asked:

If the art was that good people would see it anyway. Without the artist needing to reblog it 100 times

I see you’re stemming from liv’s @larvesta own answer about this and I’m not gonna lie, I’m really hesitant about saying anything on the matter bc i don’t do this kind of thing but I realise people actually think this way so here’s a proper answer. 

It doesn’t work that way. I should know, I should really know. People here on Tumblr get lucky often and you wouldn’t think that, especially if you don’t create content yourself. Things just don’t become popular all of a sudden, most of the time it needs to get reblogged by the right person and add the balance between having good content yourself as well as an ongoing status as a creator. Not to mention how you go about treating your followers, your personality and how you act here. And you’ll tell me; “But people with good art have so many notes! It must be because they’re good! See, you don’t need to reblog it so many times!”

I hope you know what it feels like to be an artist here because I do. I especially do. I have talked, reblogged, supported, and have met so many, too many artists here, some insanely obscure. Some whose work looks like it took so many hours and has very little over 50 notes; my work included. And I can tell you now that I can personally handpick and tell you that some of the work I’m most proud of and have took many hours on are not over 200 notes. I’m not saying I’m frustrated by that, because some of us are reassured in our skill but let me tell you that every time I think of a fellow artist out there who releases amazing art and earns very little notes who looks at their note count and wonders if they are good enough, my heart breaks. And there’s young artists who are still getting by, who are not as good yet but took the same amount of effort and time, they deserve to be cheered on. 

Because people think artists here are machines, capable of creating content without regards to who actually appreciates it. No one is like that, artists are fragile just like everyone else and people really forget that. They really do. 

People don’t just see the art out of nowhere, do you understand the huge amount in this platform? There’s millions of work everywhere, you need to be supported to be seen, you need to withstand the thousands of others around you and you might have to create something that’s away from the norm to stand out, you might have to take hours of your time. You don’t know unless you really indulge yourself this platform, you don’t know unless you yourself do work for more than four hours, no breaks and absolutely tired, and look at your note count to see a disheartening number. You have no idea, you really don’t.

And don’t guilt them, please. I could reblog my art so many times, but sometimes the thougt of ‘maybe it gets annoying’ always bears in my mind, artists are made to feel like it’s okay that they’re not being appreciated. I’m proud of those who reblog their art because they know they deserve better, and guess what? They do.  

There’s a difference between good content and popular content, popular content aimed towards a specific audience that you know will like and reblog that. Good content is a dangerous hit and miss. I really appreciate people who do art for things that are not popular, because sometimes they really do have to rely solely on their skills. I say it’s a dangerous hit and miss because you know it might not have that specific audience, but you still take the effort and time into it anyway. Imagine that; knowing something is popular but going for the alternative anyway; taking time, taking effort, putting your all into it. That’s absolutely insane, man. Imagine knowing you can put that time and effort into something popular that might attract way more notes, but still doing something else for the sake of that something else. 

Also there’s the matter of timezones, in which there’s a worldly concept that everyone is in different times and not everyone is here at the same time to see the same content. I don’t want to explain this; please at least understand the concept of time. 

Artists reblog their work because they want others to see it, to appreciate it. Because sometimes it’s the only way others can. Reblogging their own work is an artist’s way of supporting themselves and you think I’m going to let you let them think that that’s a bad thing? That they’re not allowed to do that? Go home, buddy. 

I don’t have anything against anyone, I just wrote this realising that people actually think this is actually how it works and even then, I don’t have anything against you, maybe you’re just misinformed, some just don’t know enough about this to really understand. 

So here it is buds: support artists supporting themselves. It’s as simple as that. 

anonymous asked:

Keith: *falls into texan accent for .2 seconds* Lance: what language is that

Keith: Look, I don’t know what’s gotten into y’all-

Lance: Wait sorry, what did you say?

Keith: I was saying how y’all can’t just-

Lance: There it goes again…

Keith: What?

Lance: Every now and then, you’ll be talking and suddenly your like, face and voice get all fuzzy for a second? Like there’s static or interference.

Keith: What in God’s stained blue jeans are you going on about?

Lance: I literally didn’t catch a single word in that sentence.