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New Etsy Shop

My Pitch

In kinda short (like my height): I’m finally jumping in headfirst (well…after weeks if not months of planning actually) and opening an Etsy shop. I have big dreams and goals for it to allow me to be the person I want to be. I need your help  Creampuffs (or whoever else might read this) to achieve them.

I will donate 20% of my profits to the choice of charity/charities that people vote for on a poll I will run on Twitter towards the end of the month. Whether that amounts to $2 or $200+ each month. Most likely something like the Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, Empower Her etc.  (@ Mo_Ca_Ol   with an L both on Twitter and Instagram, @ mocaol on Snapchat)

If you want to see more of my art/personal non ‘business’ stuff or just talk:

@ monalovesya on Twitter. @ LearnToDefyGravity on Instagram.


You choose the background color, ink color, size AND type of wood (hah, gross). Please excuse the messy sample paintings, as much as I planned and researched almost every detail, I left them until the last day and I don’t exactly get an ‘Undo’ button on handmade paintings. I promise I will update the listing images when I get some orders/make others for pay, yours will look better than that (hopefully). The more I make, the more practice I get and the better they will be in time. Who knows, it might even be the one I send YOU! Ahh! :D

Prices might go up $5+ at the start of May but I will only promote the low ‘early birsd’ price to the Creampuff/Tumblr/Twitter fam until then.I only ask that in exchange for the lower price, perhaps leave a positive review maybe? Share this/the link maybe? If you have CONSTRUCTIVE criticism (that means more than YOUR ART SUCKS, because I sorta agree but that doesn’t help me make it better, fam) either submit it here on Tumblr or @ me on Twitter.

I will add/change out at least one design every month. Might even put it up to a vote for a theme of the month or something… Maybe put them on a shirt… or phone case…or something. Hmmmmmm.

(Baby steps. Trust me fam, I’ve made PLANS. I’ve lost even MORE SLEEP than usual doing all the calculations and pre-planning for potential avenues of growth. But first thing’s first, right?)

In hella long (like real talk, grab a snack and/or water): This is one of the reasons why I have been less active than usual on Tumblr as of late. I have been working on improving my mental and physical health. Been reading a ton of books, listening to hours worth of business/productivity + positivity/motivational podcasts and researching as much as possible to finally bring you this shop. 

It started as an idea of a way to avoid having to start a GoFundMe page to get myself to FanExpo/Toronto2k17 to meet Creampuffs who I've only gotten to know through Twitter/Tumblr. I got THIIIIS close   -    to starting one but the more I thought about it, the weirder I felt about it. I wanted to be able to GIVE something BACK to people that wanted to donate, I just don’t feel right receiving gifts without doing anything to ‘deserve’ them.

But then… 

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Happy Birthday, @damelola! May this year be extra special for you. Please enjoy some birthday messages as well as some fanworks we have made for you.

AO3 Collection: GreatDame2017
Banner by @abydosdork and @txnmcky

@abcooper:

happy birthday lola-pie! I like ur face! <3 Coop

@blackpandaops:

Happy Birthday Lola. I am so grateful for all you contribute to this fandom. I eagerly gobble up your fic the moment I see it posted on Tumblr.  Though I am terrible about commenting, it always brightens my day.

@bridgetteirish:

Happy Birthday to my Perfect Pen Pal.  You bring me such joy.  I’m happy to celebrate the day you were born.  Here’s to a million more letters, headcanons, fics and laughs.
Mwah!

@cassiopeiasara:

Happy Birthday Lola dear! I hope it’s full of laughter, fun and continued success. You are not only a fantastic writer but one of my favorite people. Many blessings as you enter a new year! I am so thankful for your talent and your friendship

@dinovia-grant:

Lola,

Your writing inspires me and your generosity humbles me. Thank you for your indomitable spirit, your talent, and your friendship. Happy Happy Birthday!

Erin/DiNovia

@iblamethenubbins:

Happy birthday Lola!

Thank you so much for all the stories. We’re so lucky to have you in this fandom to keep the SuperCat torch alive. Your updates always brighten up my day. Have a brilliant day, hun. And may the Grant Snark be with you always.

ps: actual depiction of me anytime I see a Notting Hill or Ballet AU
(ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

xxx
Valentina

@inspectorboxer:

Happy Birthday, Lola! Hope you have a fantastic day filled with all the Supercat goodness you can handle!

@kara-lesbihonest:

Happy birthday to the diva who lets me constantly dump filth into your window and calls it inspiration.;)

@kine88:

Happy, happy birthday!

You’re always a voice of reason, respectful and your writing is awe-inspiring. You deserve all the best in life and I hope your day will be filled with good food and lots of laughter.

Regards, a huge fan of you and your writing.

@krystalgoderitch:

Thanks for all the porn 😘

@kuromikoneko:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MARY POPPINS OF FANDOM, LOLA. I am so glad you write for SuperCat and you write them so brilliantly! I love how interwoven and beautiful The Ballet AU is with both show canon things and freakin’ THEATRE THINGS!!! My two weaknesses right now (aside from Sanvers being adorable cuties). I’m also super glad that we’ve gotten the chance to talk this past month or so. It’s absolutely Mayka’s fault (as it always is, eh?) but has been a fantastic experience getting to know you and to bond over our mutual dislike of the other fandom, of our love and devotion for theatre and our thoughts on SuperCat.

@lost-your-memory:

Happy birthday Lola!

You are the most precious person I ever came across within the Supergirl’s fandom. You have a unique way with words and it makes you such an incredibly talented writer, sometimes I can’t believe how good your fictions are. Every single one is different but it’s deep and perfectly crafted and it echoes in me in ways I couldn’t possibly find elsewhere. I don’t have a favourite because all of them are pure gold but lately, I’m very invested in The Music and The Mirror. Thank you for everything.
You are a caring, kind, sassy and absolutely amazing soul and I’m fangirling over your existence.
You are a beautiful person, Lola.
Joyeux anniversaire ♥

@mitski:

happy birthday lola! you deserve all the fun and goodness in the worldd. i love all your fics!! thank you for helping keep the supercat fandom sane <3 <3 <3

@octoplods:

Happy Birthday Lola from Octo!!  Thank you for being an absolute blessing and sharing your incredible writing with us, giving us hours and hours and HOURS of glorious absorbing worlds and entertainment. Have an AWESOME day and be merry!!

@pinkrabbitpro:

Happy Birthday!

Many thanks for all your wonderful efforts in fandom, both creating great stuff for us all to enjoy and share, and helping and encouraging others.

So here’s hoping you enjoy a year of health and happiness. Much luck to your new book and any other new stuff you grace us with, and may you have many more years of creativity and fun to come! Also many more memes because…Cat Grant and her pen definitely was a hit!

Good luck and much happiness in all you do,
PinkRabbitPro (Barb)

@poppyssupergirl:

Happy Birthday Lola,

One of the first fics I read in the Supergirl fandom was So I Can Call (Just to Tell ‘Em I’m Fine). Needless to say, I was hooked. Your writing style is glorious. I always look forward to your stories; I’ve seen very few writers who understand their characters so completely. Your writing was one of the reasons I started writing again. I do hope you enjoy this birthday surprise and thank you for all you’ve given this fandom.

-PoppysSuperGirl

@residentgeekmonkey:

Happy birthday, Lola! I hope your birthday is as awesome as you. I absolutely love everything you write. You never fail to amaze me with your words inside fic and out.

I reread Asking Too Much probably too much, haha. But I still get chills reading it. Honestly I’m still not over chapter 17. Chapter 17 has gone down in history in my book and will forever be iconic to me. And I still laugh so hard every single time I read the ‘See ya!’ line by Alex at the end. Always has me cackling. The way you wrote Kara fully embracing Supergirl and starting the Supercenter, god. It’s freaking GENIUS. It’s so unique to everything else I’ve read. I still stumble and get mindblown thinking about it and rereading it, that storyline is just so brilliant.

I’ve never gotten around to writing my own fics, but I remember when I was really thinking about writing, you were so supportive and offered your help if I ever needed any. Thank you so much for that.

I really appreciate just how genuine you are and enjoy how outspoken you are. You truly are amazing and hope your birthday goes awesome, you deserve it. Happy birthday, Lola <3

@rtarara:

Lola,

Happy Birthday! May it be filled with things as fabulous as you are though that will be super hard because that is a very short list of things. All the best in the coming year. I love you muchly and am glad I get the chance to know you. Also I’m glad that I get to read the rich worlds and stories that you create. It’s consistently amazing and I’m happy it’s being recognized with your snazzy new book deal :D  

XOXO
Bex

@spaceshipsarecool:

Happy birthday Lola!! I hope you have a wonderful day and get to eat all the cupcakes. My favorite fic of yours is With An Open Hand, because I love the playful version of Kara who is not afraid to push further with Cat to get what she wants… and also for the pen!kink, never forget the pen!kink :P

Of course I love all your other supercat fics as well. The Music and the Mirror is brilliantly done, and I get so excited for each update. Thank you for all the time you spend writing and headcanoning and overall spreading the supercat joy. And once more, happy birthday!

-Trish

@subcutaneous7:

Happy birthday, Lola! Thank you for all of the beautiful work you share with us, for the insight and energy you bring to the SuperCat fandom, and for being such a kind and supportive person. Your writing and your presence are deeply cherished. Hope you have a great day and the best year yet to come.

@supercat-trash:

Lola, happy birthday. Again, I want to say thank you. Your kindness and never-ending support made it possible for me to get the confidence and post my work on AO3 and Tumblr for the world to see. You are a fantastic fanfic writer and an all around amazing person. You are a wonderful human being and I’m so glad that I have the pleasure and privilege to have met you and talked to you. Honestly, the world could use a lot more people like you in it. I hope you have a fantastic birthday. You’re the absolute best and you do so much for everyone around you, even strangers who you meet in passing. Happy Birthday, Lola. I hope its a good one!

@thetemptationisstrong:

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Lola! I’m a big fan of your writing. I especially love how you come up with new and exciting ways to bring Kara and Cat together in your stories. Thank you for sharing your gifts and amazing talent, and for all of the things you do for this fandom. :D

@writetherest:

Dearest, Darlingest Lola,

According to Facebook, we have been friends for over 7 years. Honestly, that surprises me because it feels like we’ve been friends for as long as I can remember.

I truly don’t have the words to tell you what you mean to me or how grateful I am to Dolly or whatever other deity it was that brought us together. I just know that without you, my life would be very, very different. And not in a good way.

We have shared so much over the years. Stopping shows, football in gay bars, your wedding (!!), pokerverse, and all things in between. You are a brilliant writer that everyone in the fandoms you write for is lucky to have and someone who I am so happy I can text at all hours of the day and night to share fic ideas, fandom theories, or just anything that is on my mind. You are snarky and won’t take shit from anyone and you’ve helped me to grow a backbone and be more outspoken myself since I’ve known you. And in the last year, you have been the most wonderful, supportive friend when I needed one the most.

Thank you for always being there for me. I love you to the moon and back, from Mirandy to 9 to 5 to Swan Queen to Supergirl and beyond. I hope you have the most wonderful birthday and I cannot wait to get to see your face in real life and squish you like crazy in like two months.

Love, love, love, always,

Tiff (aka writetherest, but you better freakin’ know that!)

@xxtorchxx:

Lola, 

Happy birthday, sugar lips! I am so glad that once again two fictional characters pushed us together in another fandom. The trash bin has been great and I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you better. You are one talented, sassy lady. I hope this year is the best yet, with many more to come. I heart your face!! <3 - Torch

STOP AND LOOK AT YOURSELF

I’m so disappointed. Sherlock fandom LOOK AT YOURSELF. This is childish and ridiculous, and I am disgusted with many of you guys. I thought this is the greatest fandom, full of the greatest people. I thought this was the fandom where we all supported eachother and the creators of the show no matter what. After all WE ALL KNOW how much work they have done for us. I came to tumblr to find someone who could talk with me about the final episode like a grown up and what do I find? I find so so many fans behaving like five year olds. You have sunken so deep, I can hardly believe it.

I find you sending hate to those who have given you all they have and more, but still you are saying it isn’t enough. I never knew that this fandom I once loved is full of greedy, selfish people. Have you ever actually thought that those people out there used their MONEY and TIME and all their CREATIVITY to give you something special. But you… you keep complaining about how your little ‘puppets’ didn’t dance in the way you wanted them to. AND THIS IS COMING FROM A JOHNLOCK SHIPPER.

I am a bisexual johnlock shipper, yes it would have been lovely to see some lqbt. But there’s something you don’t understand. SHERLOCK WASN’T YOUR FANFICTION. I can’t believe you actually thought that all those little ships would become canon. Like you actually thought it would happen??? The most brilliant fandom is ironically so blind to see the reality, to see how this goes. Let me tell you something, ships are fantasy. They are little fantasies your silly little minds created and that was totally fine until those same silly little minds forgot the reality. You got mad because the actual creators of the show, people who are why this show exists, didn’t follow those little fantasies.

Pathetic. Ungrateful. Disgusting.

Yes. Season 4 was different. Different writing, different settings… If you think it wasn’t your style anymore and you didn’t like it, fine. That’s fine and I totally understand.
But don’t you dare to call yourself a fan if you are hating on people who made this show possible. If you are, let me ask you something.. Who do you think you are?

I am sad. I am sad because I know this is the end of this series and fandom. I know you are sad too. But do you think that all the hate will give you what you want? Would you give special gift to an ungrateful?
Me neither.

We should be supporting each other, we are broken. Don’t blame the series. Blame those who write with bitter words of hatred and spread the unwanted negativity.

I am 100% sure there are other people who share these emotions, I am with you and I know how you feel. There are people who aren’t spreading hate, I am proud of you.

Take a look at yourself and think.

When you focus on bad things, you never quite see the good ones.
We got Parent!lock, we got super extra umbrellaswordgunthingy, we got Moriarty…. We got these and so much more!
We got Sherlock and John back in 221b solving crimes, like we always wanted. And we got hope. It is possible we will see them again. How isn’t that enough?

anonymous asked:

These people aren't "joining" our fandom. They literally only care because of Tyler Hoechlin/Sterek. Has nothing to do with Supergirl. They're not going to create works for Kara Danvers or J'onn J'onzz or Cat Grant. They couldn't care less about any of these characters. They're only here to fantasize about Derek Hale as Superman.

First of all, so what if our new members only start to watch Supergirl because of Tyler Hoechlin/Sterek? Who hasn’t watched a show because of an actor or actress they like? Have you never gone into someone’s imdb page, looked at their current, past and future work for the sole purpose of watching a TV show or movie just because the actor or actress you like is in it? This is no different.

It doesn’t matter why someone decides to watch a show. The more viewers the better. Supergirl moved to the CW because it didn’t get enough viewers for CBS to want to keep it. The more viewers the better for ratings.

Plus, why wouldn’t you want to spread the word of how awesome Supergirl is? Anyone tuning in, for whatever their reasons, will be awed by Supergirl the same why we all were. The initial reason for tuning in is irrelevant and frankly trying to keep people away from the show and fandom because you don’t like their reasons for watching is petty and not something Supergirl herself would support.

Second of all, who cares what a Sterek shipper will or will not create for the Supergirl fandom? It’s not a requirement to create works for the fandom you join. I don’t know, nor do you, what a Sterek shipper will create. Perhaps our new members will be inspired to create works for Kara Danvers, J'onn J'onzz or Cat Grant, but maybe they won’t. So what. Sterek shippers are very talented individuals and I’d love to read and see anything they create, whether it’s solely Supergirl, Superman/Stiles, old school Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski or anything else.

I believe Supergirl with Tyler Hoechlin being Superman will inspire fans to create works. I don’t care what works. I’m just happy so many people will be giving Supergirl a chance they maybe wouldn’t have otherwise. Any works that come out of it will be a bonus. I love creative people and seeing the beautiful works they create (gifs, fics, fanart, headcannons, fan theory’s, etc) and Sterek shippers are some of the most passionate and gifted people I’ve seen in any fandom.

It’s not for you, or me, to say what our new members of Supergirl will create. My personal opinion is our wave of new viewers will fall in love with Supergirl and create amazing works that feature all sorts of characters and ships, not just Sterek, but maybe they won’t and that’s fine, too. Finding the inspiration, drive and talent to create any work for any fandom is something I greatly admire. Go forth, be inspired and create awesome works of art and fiction for any ship or characters you desire.

Third of all, you know how amazing Supergirl is. Do you really think when new viewers give Supergirl a chance and watch it they won’t fall in love with the characters? I find it hard to believe that anyone could watch Supergirl and not fall in love with Kara.

Maybe our new members will love all these characters as much, if not more, than us. It’s arrogant to assume new viewers will only like their favorite actor or who he’s playing. Supergirl has strongly written characters that have depth and potential. I’m a bit biased, but I just don’t think it’s possible you can watch Supergirl and not fall in love with anyone other than Superman. And if not, so what? It’s perfectly acceptable to watch a show just for one character. You can watch a show for any reason. No one gets to police why someone watches a tv show.

Fourth of all, so what if people fantasize about Derek Hale as Superman? No, really so what? What people fantasize about doesn’t impact your personal enjoyment of a tv show in any way.

I, for one, think Derek Hale as Superman sounds interesting. A werewolf/alien/superhero with a secret identity as a reporter is a concept that interests me. If it doesn’t interest you then don’t pay attention to it. As with anything else in fandom, if it’s not your thing then be respectful and leave it alone for those who do enjoy it.

I think it bears repeating that it doesn’t matter why you decide to watch a new show. I make the decision to watch new shows for a wide range of reasons. For example, I recently started watching Private Eyes just because I knew Jason Presley was in it and I had fond memories of watching him in 90210 when I was a kid. Also, I knew nothing of Outlander other than it had cool gifs of landscapes on tumblr and thought it’d give it a chance based solely on a few pretty landscapes I saw. My reasons for why doesn’t make me a better or worse fan.

It doesn’t matter why anyone decides to watch a new show–there’s no good or bad reasons just as there are no good or bad fans. The reason why you decide to first watch a show doesn’t make you a better or “true” fan. We’re all just fans.

So please be respectful to each other. Don’t be toxic. Be better than that. Be a fandom Kara herself would be proud of and would want to be a part of.

A Fandom Thank You

it’s a tradition of mine to take some time at the start of the new year to thank people in my life for how they’ve changed me, as well as their love & support. starting this blog was one of my best decisions in 2015, so i wanted to thank people in the wh community.  (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑ 

this will get pretty long so i’m putting in a read more, but sorry in advance for folks on mobile!

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