the a is important people

Although I love watching BTS and I’m happy they’ll be performing on Sunday, watching all of the interviews they’re on make me remember why I stopped watching American television and went to Korean shows instead LOL the boys are handling the questions well and I love BTS so much but damn are the interviewers asking dumb, shallow questions

Comment on fanfics

A few days back on AO3 I found an unfinished, two chapter spideypool fanfic that was cute and had lots of potential and was also last updated two years ago. Two whole years! And it had only three comments, all of which on chapter one, none on chapter two. I enjoyed the fanfic, despite it being far, FAR from being finished and the chance of it ever updating again anytime soon was just about zero. So you know what I did?

I wrote a damn comment. On chapter two.

And I made sure that fucker was long and had a small theory of where I think the author would take the fanfic in the future. I let the person behind the fic know that I friggin LOVED the two chapters I got to read! That I would LOVE to see more! That I’d jump out of my skin in happiness and virtually hug them half to death if I saw that they updated it.

Let me remind you this fic wasn’t updated in two YEARS! I was the first to comment on it in a year. And the first to comment on chapter two! And you know what happened today?

I got a reply.

From the author of the fanfic.
And the author said how I gave them life for a project they had loved (still did) and that they were now working on a third chapter.
After two YEARS of not updating. Of not writing. And it makes me so friggin happy seeing what I did. What I caused.

With a single. Damn. Comment.

All that it took for me was to think a bit about what I wanted to tell the author and the comment it. All it took was one comment. And suddenly this person was inspired to continue a fanfic they had abandoned for TWO YEARS!!

I couldn’t be happier. I couldn’t be more proud.

Comment on people’s fanfics. No matter how few chapters there are. No matter how many years have passed since their last update. Comment. You like a fanfic? Comment on it. It’s that easy.

Some of my favorite facts from Castlevania canon

* Dracula and Death himself are BFFs.

* An alternate dimension exists that contains nothing but 24 different kinds of chairs to sit on.

* Dracula rides a unicorn.

* Vengeful spirit monsters can be defeated by throwing pies at their faces.

* Skeletons ride motorcycles. In 1852.

make sure you’re taking care of yourself, first. you know when you’re in an airplane, they always play some video telling you that, in the event of a crash, always put your air mask on first before helping those around you. and i always think, what if there is a child? shouldn’t i help the child first? they need me to put their mask on for them, they can’t do it by themselves. but the thing is, you can only help someone else get their mask on if you’re conscious. if you don’t put your mask on first, you might pass out helping them get on theirs. then, they wont be able to help you. or worse, you could faint before they have it on right and now you’re both screwed. now, imagine this mask is mental health. you have to make sure you’re okay before helping everyone else around you.

You know what we have to do now, right?

We have to protect and look out for those who will be targeted by these nationalist right-wing bastards.

Refugees, people with any other skin colour than white, people with names that “don’t sound German”, anybody who is not Christian (Muslims especially, also Jewish people of course!), and LGBT+ people.

Some of them are Germans (i.e. have German citizenship), others are not, but they all belong to Germany, they all are a part of it, they live among us and with us, and they belong to us.

We have to watch out for each other.

History mustn’t repeat itself.

Condolences to Thomas Astruc who only wanted to keep things a secret and make the new season a surprise for all of us 😔

men being not masc or not straight or openly having feelings or whatever the fuck open gender nonconformity they display doesnt make them any safer and is often used as a tactic to seem safe and nonthreatening so that they can take advantage of vulnerable people. this stuff combined with overt interest in sexual media and kink shit that theyre way too open about + being uncomfortably inconsiderately open about their sex lives in general while also complaining a lot about how lonely they are and specifically reaching out to connect with vulnerable people (i.e. folks who are younger, mentally ill, have been previously victimized) are all massive red flags

Update from taako central: I’ve updated my list of things I trust to no one and nothing