thats all anon! i hope thats what you wanted

anonymous asked:

Hi I'm sorry if this sounds rude but you mentioned your friends are giving up fic writing? And that you came close to.I notice writers get much fewer rebblogs than artists but I didn't know it's that bad. Who are you talking about and do you guys talk about this, like is there a chatroom for writers?

Hi anon! This isn’t rude at all, don’t worry! This is going to be a bit of a long answer, so bear with me :’)

I don’t know if I can mention names here, I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable, so I can’t really give you more details than I already have: I am friends with this person and they probably won’t be writing fanfics anymore.
I can tell you though that I’ve also spent most of the last couple of weeks wondering if there was still a point in posting my writing at all.

The thing is, writers barely get any feedback. Especially ones that aren’t insanely popular. We pour so much of ourselves into our writing, so it’s incredibly discouraging to barely get any comments, kudos, likes or reblogs.

In my personal experience, tumblr is an awful place for writers. I’ve got a decent-sized following on ao3 I think (though I don’t have much to compare to) and even there, with more than 100 people subscribed to me, I only tend to get around… 5 or 6 comments max per fic that are actually reviews (as in, comments with more content than “please update soon” or “this was nice”) - which is already more than I know many of my writer friends get.
On tumblr, I’m lucky if two or three people reblog my work, and that’s exactly the problem: Who’s going to see it if no one reblogs it? Likes are fine and of course I appreciate those, too, but in the bigger picture they’re meaningless.
Once a fic is done, it’s done. It’s out there then, and I can’t keep reblogging my own posts again and again in the hopes that someone will pay attention to them. I get one shot, maybe two if I reblog my fic again for people in other timezones, but that’s pretty much it. I’m not surprised that it’s gotten so frustrating that it makes people want to quit.

…as for your other question - I don’t know if there’s any larger chatroom or space for writers. I know some people have group chats, but it’s mostly a private thing, as far as I know? I’m really not a big name in this fandom so there might be a lot of stuff going on that I don’t know about.

As for me - I just message people a lot, with the tumblr feature, or on skype or snapchat if I know them better. I’m open to any and all conversations (most of mine with other writers started by me yelling at them about how much I love their work ^^), so if you want to talk to me please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message. That’s what they’re for, after all? My ask’s always open, and I don’t mind private messages either.

In any case - there’s quite a few people in my immediate vicinity that I’ve talked to and I consider friends - many of them are writers, some are artists, some do both, some do neither. I talk about this problem (of wanting to write, but barely receiving any feedback, of feeling like we’re wasting our time) to pretty much anyone who will listen, but it’s frustrating because I don’t have the influence to change anything. Of course I’ll try to keep my fellow writers motivated and try to change their minds about giving up, but there’s only so much I can do, and in the end it’s their decision. Most writers I’ve talked to really enjoy writing fanfics, and it takes quite a bit of disappointment to get you to the point where you want to just… stop. So… yes, it’s a big problem.

I’m going to wrap this up now, but… again, I cannot emphasize enough how important comments are to writers. I’ve talked to some people who’ve said they’re not sure if their comments will even make a difference, because they feel they haven’t got anything interesting to say - picture it this way. As a writer, I’m standing on a stage and presenting a thing, and in response, about twenty people give me polite nods (kudos, likes) and four actually start clapping. But there’s like two hundred people (hits) standing in this room, and I kind of feel stupid now.
All comments matter. At this point, they might save you your writers. Because with less and less feedback, there’s less and less incentive to actually post things.

I can’t say much for other fandoms because it’s been a while since I’ve written substantially for anything but Haikyuu, which is still a relatively active fandom? But I get the feeling that’s starting to wear off, too.

Enthusiasm shifts, and I get that. But if you still enjoy an author’s work, please, please, by all means leave them a comment. Otherwise it might be the last work you read from them.

anonymous asked:

Hello!! Firstly may I say that your stories are so beautifully written and I spent all on Monday reading them (when I should have been revising oops) secondly, I was wondering if you have a Fic Rec of all your Highschool/College AUs??

omg BLESS YOU FRIEND thank you for this lovely message and I’m glad my fics could be a balm in times of trouble (though please study. for the sake of your future self. studyyyyyyy). so when I got your request for the fic rec I was like huh, I don’t have one already… but I haven’t written that many high school/college fics, right?? I’ll just throw them all together and link them. turns out I have like 24…

and they are, in order of publication date (most recent –> least recent)

and just in case it counts, there’s always A Priori - a magical high school AU. ;D

anonymous asked:

Hello again 😊 so now i woke up to Kaisoo sitting further aaaway from each other when other members were in their normal position (thats what i read) We had Kaisoo almost daily now so i think maybe thats why its weird to me now but...i read also that its something maybe with SM? Im so confused from it that all of a sudden its like...different or what? I read different things as i go thought my dash but god i dont want that thing with Kaisoo as last year when they barely looked on each other

hi anon! hope youre having a good day so far. hmmm i dont really think anythings new w how sm handles them…do you notice that whenever they have moments they get slightly separated in the days/weeks that follow? i guess its that time of their cycle again. i understand where youre getting at, but pls dont fret. i personally think there wont be a repeat of last year. sure theyre still gonna get c*ckblocked but ji’s image is alrdy as straight as it could get thanks to kxk, so i dont think theres a huge need for sm to do that.

anonymous asked:

Myia im a bit scared to wear this cute ass crop top :// im a bigger girl and don't think it would fit my style but im trying to love my body more but its like the thoughts of people talking shit bout me that stop me :(

i used to not dress how i wanted to dress cos of my size :/ so ik how it feels like wanting to wear something and be like hmm but thats not /me/ but fr dress how you want to! you’re going to look fantastic in whatever you choose to wear no matter what! and honestly we all kno how ignorant people can be but we also kno how hard it is to say fuck them and keep it moving but….thats di kind of attitude we gotta have anon!!! i mean they dont eem kno you so what they think rlly dont matter

anyway i hope you were your cute ass top so you can go out looking cute as fuck

anonymous asked:

This is probably just complete speculation on my part, but idk. I feel like Troye and Tyler aren't as close anymore? Like Tyler especially. He didn't even congratulate Troye on the Yves Saint Laurent show. I just miss their interactions.

i’m sure twitter is not their main method of communication with each other

anonymous asked:

What is an IV? I've never really understood.-.

Oh an Iv stands for individual value and are basically there to make pokemon of the same species unique from each other!

So  like Ivs can range from 0-31 and the higher the number the more additional stat points that pokemon gets in a stat once it reaches Lv100

so for example lets say I have two minccino the first has a Iv of 20 for attack and the second has a Iv of 31 their stats would be as follow

Minccino 1

Minccino 2

As you can see minccino 2 Has 11 more attack points than minccino 1 and thats the difference in their Ivs! And this applies to any stat!

So when people say they have perfect Ivs they normally refer to pokemon with a Iv with 31 because thats the best number you can get and for competitive battling that can make all the difference, although there are times you may want a iv of 0 and you may want certain Ivs for a certain Hidden power but thats way beyond the basics.

I hope this clears up what an Iv is for you!

crisscolfersmandate-deactivated  asked:

To that anon I'm just.... According to Darren's people and FOX Darren is straight (or at least that's what they're trying to sell) so obviously CC has been denied. He supposedly has a girlfriend *snort* so of course they're gonna say they're buddies. Of course Chris is gonna say he's not dating Darren. As if he would ever just out him - that's up to Darren. But denying it doesn't erase all of the hints, and shadiness and everything the points to there being something between Chris and Darren.

Hope you don’t mind me publishing this Carmen - I want them to see this. Idk what the point of that ask was - maybe they were just curious? But the fact that there has been a denial straight up from Chris is shady enough. Why was there such a need if nothing was actually going on? And let’s not even get into the actual fail (bless his soul - he can’t lie for shit) of a denial it was. Also it happened around the time of Darren’s first tour as well as just before Klaine’s (=FOX) engagement, which is important. Denying it only made it all the more obvious to me. There have been dozens and dozens of rumours surrounding the Glee casts’ relationships over the years but nothing, nothing has been handled in such a pedantic way. Chris and Darren got together when FOX planned for Darren’s career to skyrocket. FOX still tried. Chris and Darren didn’t give up. Chris and Darren in a committed relationship and will be getting married in the near future.