these tags do not make cents!!

retail gothic

• you started your shift at three p.m. today. now your back aches, your feet hurt, your cheeks are strained from smiling so much. you’ve been working for hours. you look at the clock. the time is half past three. surely the clock must be broken. all of the clocks are broken.

• no matter how many customers you serve, the checkout line never clears. every time the last one in line steps forward, ten new customers spawn out of thin air. they come in packs, never alone.

• the total is 0.99 cents. the customer pays with a 500-euro-bill. at four in the morning, your door rings. the customer is back. they say they have the change now.

• a customer wants to return an item. you ask if they still have the receipt. they do not. you ask if they left the price tag on the item. they did not. you ask to see the item. they did not bring the item. they just want their money back. you say you can’t return the item like this. they ask to speak to a manager. the manager makes you return the money. the customer is always right, they say.

• you tidy up the sales table. when you pass by it five minutes later, all of the packages have been ripped open, a bottle of sticky lotion has leaked all over the other items, and there’s a random frying pan from the other end of the store. there are no customers in sight.

• you tidy the shoe section. sometimes there are two left shoes. sometimes there are two right shoes. sometimes the shoes are different sizes or colors. rarely do they match. the customers ask you to check for missing shoes in the back. the back is a four square meter broom closet. as you stand there in absolute darkness pretending to look, you wonder where all the shoes go.

• thanks to your retail job, you’ve somehow struggled your way through college. you can’t seem to find a job, but there’s a full time opening at your store. congrats, you’re a manager now.

Feel Good

The Dawn Room- Get and Receive kind words.

The Thoughts Room- Watch your thoughts dissolve into space.

The Quite Place- Escape the world for a bit.

It Will Be Okay- Get some words of reassurance.

Soundrown- Extremely relaxing white noise.

Virtual Shower- Take a Virtual Shower and Relax.

Calm down- Nice music and background to clam you down.

Weather- Control the weather from sunny with birds to a thunderstorm.

Snowy Mood- Listen to the soft crunching of snow.

Self Harm alternatives- Don’t hurt yourself, baby, try these.

Feel happy- 10 thins to do when you feel crappy.

Stressed?- 99 coping methods for stress.

Take a break- Do nothing for two minutes and listen to waves.

Having a Bad day?- Things to keep in mind when you are.

Angry?- then look at these cute animals.

Need a hug?- Just click on it, guys.

Make every thing Okay- Press a button and make it all okay.

Was Someone Mean?- “talk” to them and get it out.

Important Mental Health posts- Take a look at these, it’ll help.

Encouraging posts- These are what you need.

Hotlines- Listed in order of hotline.

Re-hydrate- Cute app that grows a plant when you drink water.

Mental Heath and coping- Huge masterpost on multiple disorders and abuse.

Cramps- Yoga for Period cramps.

Napping- When to and how long to nap.

Bad day?- List of cute things to do to f=make you feel better.

Self care- 25 self-care tips to help out.

Need a Compliment?- Get an Emergency Compliment.

Relax with Sea creatures- Have cute babies follow your mouse.

Comfort Box- Make a box for your bad days, and be prepared.

Cut this and not yourself- Click and drag across the screen.

Open a window

14,000 things to be happy about for .16 cents

Watch a randomized tree grow

Therapy Coloring printables

Sexuality Definitions

Tips to Fall Asleep Fast

How to get up in the Morning

Fake Self Confidence

My Friend Needs Help

Panic Attack- My friend is having a Panic Attack.

Self-Harm- My friend self-Harms.

Addiction- My friend is addicted to drug or another substance.

Eating Disorder- My friend has an Eating Disorder.

Suicide- My friend wants to kill them self.

Art

Color Collective- A collection of colors and photography.

Skintone Swatches- 2 great references for skin color.

Skin detail- Adding quick detail to skin.

Blending tutorial- Article and Video.

Concept Cookie- Huge collection of Concept art and tutorials.

Hair palette- Hair colors and mixes chart.

Draw the Booty- Mini tutorial or drawing the booty.

Clouds- Realistic clouds tutorial.

Bubbles- Look at these beauties.

Grass- Video tutorial on Grass.

Portrait- How to draw a portrait in Photoshop.

Lighting- An ADVANCED video on lighting in Photoshop.

Underwater- Beginners Underwater tutorial.

Color Zones- Color Zones of the face and head.

Eyes- Really basic eye tutorial and face sections.

Heels- Basic tutorial For drawing heels (shoes).

Self-taught Artist?- Try this website for tips you may not have known.

Hands- Really useful hand sculpture, first three aren’t hands, but keep going.

Poses- List of useful human poses and such.

Sitting Poses- Poses used for drawing sitting humans.

Understanding anatomy- Chart of Human Anatomy.

Great Pintrest Boards- inspiration, Ideas, Illustration, Draw, Fanart, Concept.

Lessons- FREE, i repeat FREE, art lesson websites!

Psychology of Color- Explanation and charts of color stuff.

Mixing skin tones- Mixing of multiple of colors and ways of skin tone.

Color palettes- make sure you get your colors right.

Contour and Highlights- C and H of the human face.

How to draw: Hoods- Quick tutorial on hood proportion and placement.

How to Draw: Boobs in a shirt- Really helpful do’s and don'ts.

How to Draw: Hair- Long and short beginner hair tutorial.

How to Draw: Cartoon Faces- Basic faces and eyes, nose, and mouth.

Face Placement- Easy to read face placement chart.

How to Draw: Cartoon Hands- Quick Gif tutorial.

Hot to Draw: Cartoon Mouths- Helpful gif for mouth stuff.

Expressions- Awesome Facial Expression chart.

How to Draw: Arms- Great gendered arm reference.

Clothing- Neat do’s and don'ts for clothes.

Hair- Basic hair styles and colors.

Eye- Nice eye drawings to go off of.

More Clothes- Literally Clothes for EVERYTHING.

Kissies- Face positioning and mouths and stuffs.

Programs- A ton of FREE art programs to draw with and such.

Pixels Galore- Beginner guide at pixel art.

Tutorial Masterpost- Huge masterpost on drawing stuff and things.

Glitch Effect- This Hella cool thing oh my gosh.

Draw your Hand in 3D

Writing (*Cracks Knuckles* My Specialty)

Falling Out of Love

Character building

Make your own family history

Plot a complex novel in a day

Punctuating Dialogue(English)

Tips for writing Smut

Naming Characters

Pixar’s Tips for writing a Story

Insecure about your Writing? Read this.

Make a Likable Protagonist

Character Motivations importance

Body Language

How to Write: Flashbacks

Is your Chapter Good?

How to Write: Action Scenes

Writing Multiple Point of Views

When not to Write(Important)

Constructive Comments

Writing a Series

Summaries

Subtle signs of Love

Are you ready to get Published?

Genera Characteristics

Is that Plagiarism? Better check!

Looking for that word?

Writing exercises

Illegal Information

Amazing Masterpost for writers reference

Fill your Journal up

Writer’s Block? Try this.

750 Words a Day

Fancy Last Names

Greek Mythology Database

Writing Jobs you may not have known about

School

Planner- Neat print-out planner.

Prioritize and Stick to it tips- studying tips and habits.

Manage Exam Anxiety

Apps to control Procrastination

Be a master Note Taker

Find the right place to Study

Study daily, don’t cram before the test!

Planning an Essay

Dealing with School related Stress

Effective Studying Techniques

Manage your Time

Reading and Researching

Google Citations

Googling Tips

When Study Breaking(Three)

How to: Pull an all-nighter

School Supplies Masterpost

Games

Orisinal- Absolutely adorable games to relax to.

Tetris

Make- Burgers, Ice Cream, Pancakes, Pizza, and Tacos.

Piano Keyboard

Adventure Time Princess Maker(Awesome)

Lots of Pokemon

Trivia Galore

Free Indie Games(that will occupy you for hours)

Make a squid(Mine is so cute)

Dress up game masterpost

Make awesome Sand art

Flow(Kinda like spore)

Fly Guy

Filler

Draw a stickman and go on an Adventure

Make some Plants

Coma(Really cute, Kinda confusing)

Alter Ego(This game is so amazing, Please play it)

Terrifying irl games

Akinator(Actual Magic)

Chain Reaction(addictive)

Silk Art

Space Invaders

Balance some stuff

Go through a maze with your mouse

Holy mother of Pacman

Surround the cat

Portal knockoff(But it’s still good)

Sticky blobs

Free Cards Against Humanity

Cookie Clicker

Free Plants Vs. Zombies

Neat Color Game

The End(Really Cool Platformer)

Machinarium(This is so amazing)

Psychological RPGs that mess with you

RPG Games with Description(all free)

One and One story

Vocabulary Game

Pretentious

I saw her standing there(It has Zombies, guys)

Hover

Paint a Nebula

Pointer Pointer(check it out)

Light and shadow thingy

Paint with some Fire

Infinite Line

Play with a Blob

Shakespearean insult generater(for some laughs)

Interactive Movie

Make awesome figurines and buy them

go for a walk, or run, or fly…

Get your anger out and have fun

Try and stop watching this

Music Catch 2

Choice of a Dragon

Online Lego Builder

100 Best Free PC Games

Jelly Cannon

Kaleidoscope spinny maker Thing

Impasse

Hungry Blocks

Hangman

Clothing

Ways to tie a scarf

Visual guide to a shitton of stuff

Vintage and Indie- 1 2 3 4 5

Punk/Grunge- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Ten dollar Mall(where has this been all my life?)

Lily’s Boutique

Tons of Cat shirts

How to: Were X thing

Cheap and cute clothes(Sammydress)

Use the code “ThankU15” for 15% off

Flower Crowns

1015.com cute and cheap clothes

Cute, Cheap, and free shipping to the U.S

Lingerie under 5 dollars!

T-shirts all under 10$

Cute ass skirts under 10$

DressLink.com

Jewelry under 5$

Like 2$ Skeleton Tights

Skull sweatshirt for 20$

Lacey Thigh-highs for 2$

Cute Anti-Duck masks for 8$

6$ self defense Key Chain

Clothes from that TV show you liked

More Cute Ass leggings for 8$

Another Dust mask for 15$

Weird face Dust Mask(again) for 3$

Cool teeth printed Dust Masks for 5$

Red and Black under bust Corset For 18$

Just My size

Pastel Goth(Adorable asf)

How to thrift shop

Fitness

Lazy Girl Workout

Yoga poses at your desk

Ultimate Booty workout

27 Squat Variations

Back on fire, back workout

Easier Push-ups for people who can do zero(like me)

2 Minute Pre-Shower Routine

Increase Flexibility

Tighten your abs

Before you go to school or work yoga

Workout Ideas Masterpost

Yoga Masterpost

DIY spa

Face:

Blueberry Yogurt Mask

Cucumber and Parsley Mask

Mango aloe toner

Apple Honey Acne Facial

Indian Cleansing Milk for Oily skin

Lavender Oatmeal Mask

Avocado Facial Mask

Peppermint Lip Scrub

Sugar Lip Scrub

Hair:

Hair Color Booster

Protective Hair Mask

Hydrating Hair Mask

Avocado Hair Mask

Love Potion #9-Hair rejuvenation

Strengthening Hair Mask

Body:

Wake up Scrub

Dry Skin Creme

Almond Body Scrub

Sunburn Solution

Rose water body lotion

Feet:

Overnight Foot mask

Foot Soak

Cracked heel treatment

Beach Sand Scrub

Hand:

Hand Peel

Gardeners’ Hand Scrub

Lemon and sugar scrub

Lavender Hand Creme

Bath:

Homemade Bath Salts

Tea Balls

Tub Tea

Bath Fizzies

Neat ass Rose Water

Sage and Fennel Bath Melt

Bubble Bath Paint(Woah)

How To: Make your Own Bath Bomb

Extra:

How to: Hot Towel

Meditation- You can also go to your smarthphone’s app store and buy some guided mediation apps. Of course, you can always Google Meditation for Help.

Extras

Complete Text of Shakespeare’s plays

Read Any Book

Color based on the time

Some some books for .1 cents

Live Animal feeds!

The hobby masterpost

Watch a movie with an internet Friend

Pun Generator

How to: make a glitter jar

Masterpost of interesting Links

Masterpost of spooky stories

Look at 100,00 stars

Who do you write like?

Orca follows your mousse

Live porn search feed- seriously just click it

That spinny thing from when you were a kid

Check your Post Limit

Open Sea Cam

How to: Origami

Sleep calculator

Cute OTP things

How to: Blanket Nest

So many Documentaries

Adventure Time Masterpost

Wind currents of the earth RIGHT NOW(Really Neat)

Click to make rectangles

Listen to Wikipedia getting Edited

Acrobots(so much fun)

Cheap fidget toys- good for anxiety

Cheap ass books

Cool Fact Generater

Find Reaction Gifs(three)

One second on the Internet

Make a note that will self destruct after read

Make your Dream Home

Puppy licks you screen

NoSleep Reddit Forum

Urban Legends

Cheap posters

Dots move to your mouse

Buy your own groceries, you chair

How to: GROW THE FUCK UP

Make your Pens as Beautiful as you are

How To: Not even give a Fuck

Funny Bloopers- 1 2 3

Crafts Gone Horribly Wrong

99 Life Hacks

How much of X food/drink would it take to end you?

How to: Pick the Perfect Video Game

How things have changed since you were Born

Have an out of Body Experience Tips

A Washcloth Getting Wrung out in Space

You can Actually Beat Snake 

Food

Ramen Noodle Recipes:

Ramen Noodle Stir fry

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chili-Cheese Ramen

Egg drop Ramen

Spinach and Ramen

Ramen Spaghetti

Ramen Alfredo

Ramen n’ Cheese

Stuff in a mug:

Cheesy Eggs

Cheese and broccoli eggs

Mac n’ Cheese

Meatloaf

Nutella Cake

Cheesecake

Brownie

Chocolate Chip Cookie

More:

Potato

Corn on the Cob

Scalloped Potatoes

White Rice

Fried Rice

Baked Potato

Chicken Casserole

Garlic Chicken

Chicken Soup Casserole

Soft Chicken Tacos

Microwavable Pancakes

no-bake energy bars

vegan french toast

banana pops breakfast wrap

vegan pancakes

spinach and eggs  

baked eggs with red sauce and greens

honey butter chicken biscuits chocolate waffles  

pizza omlette

cinnamon sugar french toast sticks  

cheesy bagels whole wheat greek yogurt pancakes  

pizza bites

parsely pesto pasta stuffed aubergine boats

sausage and mushroom risotto  

tortilla soup deep dish chocolate chip cookie  

crab cakes blue cheese drop biscuits

coconut chicken soup  

cowboy steaks

asparagus white bean pesto pasta  

spice up your hot chocolate  

butterbeer recipe 100 cal snacks  

sweet potato fries

peanut butter milkshake  

strawberry banana ice cream  

cinnamon carrot chips with honey yogurt dip  

parmesan roasted broccoli  

greek salad skewers dressed up popcorn buffalo chicken dip  

baked apple chips fried sweet plantains

coconut milk whipped cream  

zuccini + cheese  

fruit dip  

ice cream sandwich  

magic cocoa recipe

triple chocolate mousse cake

cake batter ice cream  

mini chocolate chip muffins  

easy baked doughnuts  

chocolate pie  

almond joy smoothie milkshake  

raw strawberry cheesecake white chocolate mousse cupcake  

toasted coconut chocolate chip cookies

cinnamon rolls (gluten free)  

mini pumpkin cheesecakes more cupcakes  

red velvet chocolate swirled brownie bars chocolate and pomegranate cake

Make-Up

Brushes:

Face Brushes

Eye Brush cheat sheet

Brush 101

Sponges and uses for ‘em

Face:

Routine Flow Chart

Even Skin tone

Contour your Face Shape

Right Blush for your Skin tone

Applying Liquid Foundation

How to use Concealer

Eyes:

Tips for the Smokey Eyes

How To: Winged Eyeliner

Bridal Eye Makeup

Fall Makeup Ideas

Perfect Smokey for your Eye Shape

Mascara Hacks

How to: Mascara

Using Mascara as Eyeliner

How To: Apply False Lashes

Eyebrow:

Grooming and Shaping Tutorial

Tips and Tricks 101

Eyebrow Tutorial(more)

7 Tips

Lips:

Nude Lipstick Guide

MAC Lipstick Dupes

The Red Lip Rule Book

17 Perfect Lips Tips

Perfect Pin for your Skin Tone

Perfect Orange for your Skin Tone

Ten Commandments of Lipstick

Do’s and Don’ts of Dark Lipstick

Some YouTube Tutorials:

Pixiwoo

Tanya Burr

Katerina

Lauren Curtis

MsRosieBea

Zoellas

CutiePieMarzia

Michelle Phan

MakeupbyCamilla2

Hair

Your Probably Washing it Wrong?

Longer, Thicker, And Sexier Hair

The Perfect Ponytail

Lazy Girl Hairstyles

5 Updo Hairstyles

29 Inspiring Hairstyles

Perfect Messy Bun

Ways to Braid

Three Braid Updo

no heat curls

straight hair with no heat

5 hairstyles for medium hair

5 ways to wear a beanie

Crafts (May have overdone this a bit)

Homemade Crayon Lipblam

Tissue Paper Flowers

Cloud Nightlights

Calm Bottle

Jellyfish in a jar

Craft on a Low Budget

Crochet for Beginners

Knitting for Beginners

Free Knitting Patterns

10 Other Uses for Nail Polish

DIY rainbow welcome Mat

BOMB ASS FUCKING NAILS

Make your own Rock Candy

Unicorn Fart Vials

Tabletop Ice Hockey

Origami Paper Nesting Cats

Pixie Dust Pendent

Sparkly ass silly putty

Birthday Candle Crown

Glow in the Dark Water Balloons

Felt wire Crown

Oceanic Crafts

Sail Ice Cubes

Pipe cleaner Princesses

Origami Blinking Eye

Diamond Pipe Cleaner Tutorial

Melted Snowman Ornament

DIY Mustaches- One and Two

DIY Desktop Sandbox

DIY Glitter Tattoos

Hairstyle Doll with growing/shortening Hair

Googly Eye Flip Flops

Lunch bag Drawings

Pom Pom Necklace

Wooden Gem Illusion

Bread Tag Monsters

Cardboard Loom(I’ve done this and can definitely say to try it)

Blessing Bag

Tin Can Lanterns

Leak-Proof Water Blob

20 Uses for Cupcake Liners

Hanging String Balls

Make Stuff Out of Cereal Boxes

Turn an Old Hardcover Book into a Notebook 

Quizzes

What Kind of Nerd are You?

Are you more like Sam or Dean Winchester

Adventure time Character based on Diet

What LEGO Movie Character are you?

What Makes you Hot?

Can we Guess your Favorite Color?

What Teen Titan are you?

What Big Hero 6 Character are you?

Which Invader Zim Character are you?

Which Scooby-Doo Character are you?

Which Titanic Character are you?

Which Full House Character are you?

Which Walking Dead Character are you?

Which Grey’s Anatomy Character are you?

What do People Always Underestimate About you? 


I’ll Update as often as I can with new stuff so stay tuned! 

-Deks

Yes, everybody I know there are no links! Tumblr updated one day and they just disappeared! Sadly, this was a great master post but that’s the end of that!
Dear harmos,

Please don’t ruin this for Mani by saying insane things and alienating her fanbase from the others. She needs all the support she can get and it needs to come by way of her dancing prowess and overall presence on the show. You can be supportive of Normani without demeaning other people’s favorites okay?

Thanks,

management

br0te  asked:

Please for the love of God stop adding your two cents to every post on this website. Just talk in the tags I have you blocked and I still see you everywhere it's so frustrating. You could be a nice guy or whatever but I don't want to see your little useless notes. How do I block a Tumblr completely? I don't want to make you feel bad like I said you could be a nice guy with a kind soul and good intentions, I just don't like what I read. I'm really sorry

MY GOD LOOK AT MY BLOG THERE WERE TWO OUT OF LIKE MAYBE 300 POSTS THAT ARENT MINE GET A FUCKING GRIP

hey guys! i love you a bunch, and I wouldn’t be having half as much fun drawing all my weird magic lesbians if weren’t for you, and i have two new short comics in the works! one is almost done being inked, and the other is just waiting on an ending; you should see at least one of them inside a week. but I’m gonna be changing how they’re presented just a bit and i wanted to explain it before they actually go up

from now on i’m going to be putting short comics on tapastic first, with the first two pages on tumblr alone linking to it as a kind of preview, because those sweet sweet ad pennies might add up to, like, a whole box of pasta. maybe two. i’m a sailor and an artist and a student at any given time, and none of those are typically rich things to be, and I am very very grateful if you do click over there with adblock off. and then I’ll be putting the full short comic onto tumblr a day or two later.

but! because this still feels mercenary to me, probably more than it really should, when I put the full thing on tumblr it’ll have more commentary included about the story and the world and any fun things I couldn’t fit in the page limit. so I hope that’s okay with all of you. I still feel kind of weird about it because I really do these things for fun and actually trying to make a profit from them, even just literal cents, sort of rubs me wrong. but on the other hand this is my income till the sailing season starts again and eating regularly is kind of important to me.

anyway - i hope this will be okay with you all. and again, thank you so much for reading all my little magic comics; it absolutely brightens my day whenever i see a tag or a comment or something about how much they’ve affected you.

Bubbles

Pairing: AJ Styles/You/Roman Reigns

Warnings: Sex. Dirty talk.

Summary:  Roman Reigns and AJ Styles x Reader threesome orgy! You get in your car and drive home from a long, stressful day at work. You open your suite door and see that AJ Styles and Roman Reigns are in your jacuzzi with bubbles. After taking your clothes off, all three of you get right down to business! Details, smut, sensual moments and lots of kink! Thanks.

Notes: I did my best for you anon ! I didn’t feel comfortable going full smut because you weren’t very clear with what you wanted to see. I didn’t want to possibly write anything that might squick you. In the future when you drop by the ask box maybe give us some more details ?  - Dani

Everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong today. You are just over it. This day needs to be over. You want to be at home in your jacuzzi tub, soaking in some bubbles and drinking your way down a whole bottle of wine. A nice long phone call with your guys would go a long way too. They always make you feel better even when they’re literally on the other side of the world.

Keep reading

For the record

I’m of the opinion that it probably doesn’t bother Cole or Lili that we speculate about the real score. They’re in the public eye and they must know what they signed up for. Furthermore, they seem like people with fairly high EQs to me. I think they understand the occupational hazards of their work.

However, I do think constantly tagging them on Sprousehart related content is wrong. That’s where I toe the line. Gushing over them from afar is okay, but constantly bombarding them about it isn’t. That’s just my opinion though.

And please stop policing us. Telling us “shipping real people is creepy” isn’t gonna make us stop. 😂

I was tagged by @yoursummerfrost, thank you! <3

Fic authors self rec! When you get this, reply with your favorite five fics that you’ve written, then pass on to at least five other writers (◠‿◠✿)”

1: Happy to Help ~ Zimbits, Rated T, 6004 words

Bitty honestly just wants to sleep when he finds a man having a mental breakdown outside his apartment door. But Bitty could never just leave this poor soul and his companion to fend for themselves.

This fic was actually based on a dream I had and it was so much fun to write? I liked how I had some pretty harsh themes in there, but it wasn’t the plot of the story. It was so much fun writing fluff, writing out a mildly awkward first date, and I love the idea of Bitty in a helping profession. And I feel like it’s one of my best written pieces.

2. Hold On ~ No pairing, Rated T, 1407 words

Bitty is used to feeling like this, at least once a year. Usually people don’t really notice he’s any different. He never let himself realize just how much support would help.

Okay so this isn’t anywhere close to my longest or most viewed, but it personally means a lot to me. There’s a lot with the acute symptoms of PTSD, the nightmares and panic attacks and flashbacks. But I don’t see a lot with the lower-level symptoms that pop up if you experience annual episodes at the time of the event. As a sufferer of PTSD it was interesting exploring that through Bitty’s similar but very different experience, using a different style o writing to try and demonstrate a different headspace. It was my most stylistic piece and served a purpose at the same time.

3. Make it Last Forever ~ Bitty/Jack/Kent, Rated T, 1026

Kent loves his boyfriends, and loves how easy their life together has become.

This is another short one, a part of a series. It’s so cute though and so sweet and just pure domestic fluff. I made myself happy with how sweet it is. I just really love it.

4. Hard and Fast ~ Zimbits, Rated T, 6652

Bitty enjoyed making friends in his classes, it was something he did often. He’d never expected to get more than a simple friendship out of it, but he certainly wasn’t complaining.

I loooove trans Bitty and I love writing trans characters in general, so this fic was really great to write. Overall it had a lot of representation which I felt was important, and I got a lot of help with to do properly. I like this one a lot, there’s just some editing I should probably do on it and I felt like it was a bit clumsy at parts. But it’s still really cute and fluffy and was sooo much fun to write.

5. Friends with Tax Benefits ~ Shitty/Lardo (kinda?), Rated T, 4277 words

Shitty’s grandparents threaten to put his inheritance in the wrong hands if he doesn’t agree to one simple stipulation: he needs to be married within the next five years. For aromantic asexual Shitty, this sounds like a nightmare. Unless he can convince his equally aromantic best friend to marry him, completely platonically of course.

Not gonna lie, the only reason this is at the bottom is because it’s a WIP that I don’t exactly know when I’ll finish. It’s absolutely not abandoned! It just requirees a lot of research and word that I can’t dedicate to it right now with school and everything. That being said, I loved writing ace/aro representation, Lardo and Shitty are both hilarious to write, and this is the single best marriage of convenience scenario in existence if I do say so myself. I’m doing my best to represent Lardo’s culture, which I feel is super important, and overall I just adore this fic.

Honorable mention cause I had a heavy hand in this but didn’t technically write on my own:

Que Je Suis, Mon Amour ~ Bitty/Jack/Kent, Rated M, 27570 words

When Falconers Captain, Jack Zimmermann, and his boyfriend Kent Parson are asked to billet the new NHL Rookie, Eric Bittle, they can’t possibly anticipate the change the small blonde is going to bring about.

So this fic is massively important to me. I teamed up with my best friend/adopted mom to write this because we desperately wanted some good representation given the relatively common headcannon that Kent has borderline personality disorder. Angryspaceravenclaw likely could’ve written it on her own, she’s known me for long enough and through the most difficult of my treatment to understand the behavior patterns. But she asked me to cowrite, and I put my own two cents in and explained the kinds of thought processes that go on behind the behavior, and I can say with the utmost certainty that this is a very accurate portrayal that also gives the boys a happy ending. It’s also the first in the series Make it Last Forever belongs to.

I feel like I’m not really friends with other writers much aside from @severus-snape-is-a-butt-trumpet (if you decide to do it you can tag my main saying I tagged you) so if anyone writes and wants to show off please say I tagged you, I’ll even add you to this post!

Long anti-M*U rant concerning C*ptain Am*rica sequels

This is gonna be a rant, so I’m going to misspell and tag appropriately so that those that do honestly enjoy these films don’t have to put up with my two cents. I can’t make cuts because I’m writing this on mobile platform. Those that find this, read this, and get angry have nobody to blame but themselves, as they actively search for something negative. I have done my part in making this less accessible for those that enjoy these films.

So…as much as I enjoy the C*p sequels with their action set pieces, and twisty turvy stories, I really dislike the need to retcon vital information from previous films (mostly info from the Ir*n M*n films).

don’t get me wrong, retconning information about a character or event has been a part of comics to explain or explain away story elements since the golden age of comics. A prime example includes the sheer acrobatic reaching employed by M*rvel writers to explain how Magneto survived being decapitated by Wolverine at the end of the Grant Morrison era. The retcon is just as convoluted as it sounds, and I understand M*rvel wanting to keep their best villain on roster, at the time. I just don’t think it was handled very well with these films.

look at the opening scene from Ir*n M*n 2. We see T*ny attend a senate hearing after the events of the first film. We see Senator Stern discuss the potential dangers of a drunken billionaire being the only individual, without any oversight, having access to weaponry that makes modern military hardware look like peashooters. These are not connected with the arc reactor/his heart. We see T*ny grandstand and show why it’s wrong to think that he would be dangerous. We see T*ny leave without so much as a slap on the wrist. This scene is important as it shows how the world would react to a drunken billionaire flying into another country’s airspace causing international incidents and having mech fights on crowded highways.

Now, cut to W*nter S*ldier. The big reveal is that the government had been infiltrated by H*DRA for years, and Senator Stern is a card-carrying member. I have problems with this. This validates T*ny’s behavior in the senate meeting. This changes the context of that opening scene. It’s no longer “the government wants oversight on such a deadly weapon in the hands of a drunken billionaire.” Now the context is “T*ny was right to act as he did because it was H*DRA that wanted his tech the whole time!” Wow. Way to take a complex issue and flush it down the toilet with that childish reveal, just because the character was kind of a jerk to T*ny, when Stern, at the time, was totally justified.

Another example: the original Ir*n M*n film has St*rk’s business partner, Obidiah Stane revealed to be the villain, heavily insinuating that HE was the one to kill T*ny’s parents for more power within the company. Ok, that’s serviceable as a motivation. T*ny and Stane duke it out, Stane dies, and that’s that.

Now, cut to Civil War. The murderer of the St*rks is now revealed to be none other than J*mes (B*cky) B*chanan B*rnes, C*p’s best friend, during his W*nter S*ldier days. And it was not in relation to Stane at all! It had to do with those super soldier serum packs in the trunk of the car. Wow! What a twist! And C*p knew about this? When? And what about the whole “no secrets” attitude from the Av*ngers film?

Now, look back to Ir*n M*n. Sure, Stane was an evil businessman that wanted T*ny’s suit and power of the company, but taking away that added threat of his potentially killing the parents removes a bit of his character and just paints the guy as simply opportunistic in the wake of his business partner’s death. With this new context, he has T*ny kidnapped by the ten rings, threatens and incapacitates T*ny in his home, and fights T*ny with a mech suit. Without the insinuation that he’s done this before with having the St*rks killed, we don’t know that he’s capable of all this, and he’s just doing evil things…because! Now he’s just evil businessman #5381, with no real agency as a character, rather than unique Obidiah Stane. Thin, though his motivation was.

my point is, to bend backwards to change what was learned prior is nothing new in terms of comic books, but I feel that these retcons take away from what came before solely to have a twist. This isn’t to show “interconnectedness,” in my opinion. They change the context to scenes in earlier films and take away some complexity of situations and characters, and past stories shouldn’t suffer due to having a twist.

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anonymous asked:

I'd respond directly to trinuviel but I don't have a blog so I have to do it indirectly, sorry. But if the Lords wanna stop supporting Jon because of something he did, I don't see how marrying Sansa necessarily makes people not disappointed. And if they are disappointed, all three Starks would band together with Jon as a pack anyway and keep supporting him. So even if Lords support Bran/Sansa/Arya instead, if either one supports Jon, they can't do much about it especially with the Walkers coming

Oh okay, I assume this is in response to this post, so I’ll tag @trinuviel so they can see this. 

I’d add my two cents, but I don’t think I have anything new to say right now, so have at it, guys.

Questions

I have a lot of questions about the overwatch community. Recently, I’ve been shipping Mchanzo. I look through the tag numerous times and I developed some on going questions. Let me say this first, people have the right for their opinions, let me put that out there. You can do whatever you want in your Fandom. But, why do people make mccree bottom? Why is either mccree or hanzo a trans? Why do people like fat mccree? Like I said before, raising questions I have developed. People have rights to their own opinions. I just wanted to put my two cents in. I’m just confused on some of the things I’ve seen….

Let’s be real.
Aka: So You Think The 14-17 Year Old Girl Paired With An Ageless/Centuries Old Male Trope Is New And Inherently Bad & You Wanna Start a Riot


X - Elisabeth (Musical). Sissi is 15 when she falls in love with the literal personification of Death. As in, old as life itself. You don’t want me to tell you how many fics there are on the German fanfic sites I know. By the way, the real Empress Elisabeth was about 16 when married to 23 year old Franz.

X - Labyrinth. Sarah’s what, 15? David Bo- I mean, Jareth is centuries old when he falls in love with her. Pretty sure 97% of all fanfics for that particular tale involve romance/love, twisted or otherwise. Most all with Sarah aged up. Also read the damn book. Those budding feelings are canon, baby.

X - Repo! Confirmed by Terrance, not confirmed… we all know Graves was a nosy show off who took a shine to that kid, and she followed. Now, Shilo is 17 so that makes the fanfiction a little less creepy. Then again, Graves is still a lot older, and it is Repo!

X. Phantom. Christine is…. Doesn’t really matter, middle-aged Phantom fell in love with her as a child (okay, okay it developed as she aged). Creepy? Well, I don’t think anyone can argue that. But the romance lives on. And on FF, it really lives on. Also in multiple published fan sequels. And various movies.

X. Beetlejuice. Continuing my march on that side of the internet. Lydia, teen. Beetlejuice, centuries. While most fics like to mesh the film with its more relationship-line crossing cartoon counterpart, this pairing can still be all kinds of odd. Again, with this one we mostly adhere to the age-up-the-teen rule.

X. Drop Dead Fred. So your favorite (centuries old) imaginary friend when you’re like, 7, if we’re being generous, kisses you when you’re in your 20s. Also, canon meet fandom.

X. Whistle Down The Wind (Musical). Blame ALW for this one too. Swallow is 15 when the convict (early 30s?) falls for her. It’s tragic. Also he’s kind of Jesus? Idk the lines blur a lot when you take the whole plot into consideration. Also the book and the movie play with who is enamored by who and the ages…. Essentially though, yeah.

X. Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Buffy was what, 16? When she and Angel dated? Angel is what? 200+? Buffy later is with Spike? We’re talking centuries of difference. Again.

X. Legend. Lily wasn’t that old when Tim Cu- I mean Darkness seduces her.

X. Greek Mythology. Yeah Persephone? “Edge of womanhood” back then was around 14-16. Hades? Let’s not count. 

Not to mention Twilight, because though it’s a regret, it did happen. So did most of the YA Fantasy section of your local bookstore.

Face it, for a lot of young women, naive and searching, reading relationships like these…. It makes a safe way to explore their minds/wants/desires/genders/identities, without getting hurt or getting in over their heads. Is it practical to go out and hit on a guy two times your age when you’re 14-17? Heck no. But that’s what fiction is for*
(*even though all fiction has flaws and you still should be selective -cough- Twilight -cough-)

But I’ve never encountered a problem with these narratives before now. Why?

Because in old fairytales, there was usually a young girl and an older male. Danger, trepidation, coming-of-age, first steps into womanhood, sometimes care and love (I’ll spare you my Little Red and Erl King rants. And Valerie’s Week of Wonders. Hello).

So for the love of the goddess, if you wanna ship the damn thing, ship it. Be respectful of their ages / age difference. If it’s comfortable, embrace it. I’m not advocating underage sex (because also sex =/= romance), but build a relationship (just try to downplay the creepy). Make them friends. Make them enemies. Make them learn. Age them up. Age one down. Put a curse on one. Introduce conflict. Put it in an AU. Make them queer. Make them not. I don’t really care.

Percival and Credence is romanticizing literal abuse, do not pass go. 
Scar trying to get Nala in the musical is creepy. Esmeralda and Frollo also creep me the F#$% out. While Moana and Maui, really don’t.

So quit putting negative rants in the Maui, and Moana, tags (ha, hypocrisy). You’re welcome.

Why do parents swear theey deserve an award for doing the bare minimum for their kid like?? “i put a roof over your head and you eat everyday” like thanks for literally doing the legal requirements to taking care of your kid? Some other parents don’t do that but it’s bc they’re shitty parents, that don’t mean you’re high and mighty for just doing the things that stop your kids from being taken away

If the Boys had Good Luck Charms...

Castiel:

Castiel’s good luck charm would be his very first guitar pick, a cool little black one that probably chipped or something. He’s had it for like 5 years now and he doesn’t feel right without it, so since he can’t use it anymore (guitar picks get worn down after a while), he’ll turn it into necklace or key chain. He’ll wear it whenever something important is about to happen or if he’s nervous about something. Also whenever he performs he wears it, so like the school concert? Yeah he wore it then too.  Since he’s so used to people coming and going, he feels like the chip is kind of there for him in a way since it’s stayed around for so many years.

Lysander:

Lysander’s good luck charm would be a really fancy black and gold pen. Like one of those pens you would die if you lost because it just writes so beautifully and the ink flows so well, ya know? He swears this pen inspires him when he has writers block or just can’t think straight and needs to get his feelings out. He feels like this pen helps him solve problems or find answers when he’s upset. And it’s one of those pens that you have to dip in actual ink. He carries it with him everywhere just in case he gets the urge to write, and this is like the only thing he never loses.

Nathaniel:

Nathaniel’s good luck charm would be a book mark. Not just those flimsy paper ones that are like 50 cents. His book mark is a really nice leather one with the words “Sometimes you have to stop in order to want to keep going.” This motivates him to continue to do well in school, despite his struggles at home. Sometimes he feels like giving up because he feels like crap with the way his father treats him, so this saying helps him remember that he deserves a break every once in a while, and that feeling stressed and unmotivated doesn’t make him a failure.

Kentin:

Kentin’s good luck charm would be his dog tag that he received while in the military camp. It made him feel like he accomplished something in a way. He actually went through military training and got out of it with fantastic results, even though he went in with little to no confidence that he could do it. His dog tag reminds him to push through difficult times because in the end he’ll feel great that he did. It also gives him confidence when he feels insecure.

Armin:

Armin’s good luck charm would be the bracelet that he always wears. It’s one of the very few things that he actually picked out for himself because he loved it so much. Being a twin, he sometimes feels like he has to do things to make Alexy happy, therefore he feels like he has to do things to make others happy even if he doesn’t want to. But his bracelet tells him that it’s okay to make your own decisions sometimes even if others don’t agree with his choice, because he matters too. He also likes having it when he’s unsure about something, because he was so sure when he bought it.

A tiny problem with “lancelot” name ship

While i do love the idea of having a name ship that is actually good, i think it will make tagging and searching for the content a lot more difficult

Why?

Take in mind “Lancelot” is a actual name, which has been used for a lot of characters in lots of fandoms; so if we actually go tagging it like that either way we clog other fandoms’ tags (which will be kind of rude) or most of the time we will only find content that will be about OTHER fandoms…

We can still call the ship “lancelot” but for tagging reasons, i think we should think of a less common name for it… (plus having to type Lancelot (voltron) or vld Lancelot won’t be a lot of help as the searching option in Tumblr looks up for anything containing “lancelot”)

A couple of options i think could work will be:

  • Lantor
  • LanceTor (making a wordplay with Lancelot and their names)
  • Lonce
  • Lotce
  • Etc…

Just my two cents in this matter, bc i want to be able to search for this ship as much as you do!

Edit: I personally prefer Lantor as the tag for this ship, while we still can refer to it as /ance/ot, to avoid confusion with other fandoms

…She’d always been fairly good at making Pokéblocks, but Kanon may have made a few too many over the course of her recent contest practice.

Well, at least they’d been good for calming Iris down beforehand, and hopefully they’d do the same for Desiree when her own contest rolled around. So, they certainly weren’t a waste.

❝ hey, you !! don’t look so lost – you got five cents? then I can help you out. just listen to me, ‘cause I’ll solve all of life’s problems for ya. just make sure you pay up front, yep! just like that. okay, so what’s on your mind ?

– I know what to do. get over it. come again ! ❞ 

        lucy van pelt. the doctor is in. ( independent roleplay &. ask )
                               like & reblog this promo by order of the director of everything !! 

anyways my 2 cents: Im not upset over people disliking the discord. I’m upset because people in my anon box and people indirectibg me blaming me personally for the tag being dead. like i almost left my own damn discord last night because my self esteem was getting shitty ovrt this. when i get on my pc im turning my anons off and imjust gettingg sick of this all. Half the time?? i regret making the damn fucking discord because maybe everyone would be happy and doing what wr did before the discord. sure I probably would not be close with some people but I wouldn’t have to deal with anons 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

I’ve also had a pretty shitty week so like, I’m obviously gonna blow some small opinions out of proportion and i’m sorry. yet most of my negative feelings have been from my anons.

sorry