this hashtag needs to be a thing

Active ways to cultivate positive body image:

(Because oh my god, it’s so hard, and everyone’s all like stop feeling so bad about yourself and it’s like how???) 

  • Be naked. A lot. Sleep naked. Have sex naked. Eat cereal naked. (Or naked and wrapped in a sheet. Favorite thing.) 
  • Follow beautiful, confident, (un-photoshopped) body-positive babes on the Internet. Unfollow anything that makes you feel insecure. Exposure is key. You’re not going to get it if you don’t seek it out, because the media sucks and wants us to feel like shit about ourselves so they can take our money. (Some hashtags to follow: #effyourbeautystandards #bootyrevolution #blackisbeautiful #transisbeautiful #wheelchairlife #fatkini #fatshion)
  • Lingerie. Next best thing to being naked. 
  • Self care, babe. Different for everyone. (Me? Showers, books, shaving my legs, nature walks, dark lipstick, good playlists, clean rooms, candles, sexy time.) 
  • Get ready in your underwear. Boobs = happiness. 
  • Self portraits. Be pro-selfie. Take a million selfies. Take sexy selfies. Take no makeup selfies. Take bad angle silly selfies. Take artsy tripod selfies. Take everything-is-on-point selfies. You’re gorgeous; document your gorgeousness. You don’t even need to post them. 
  • Stop with the self deprecationnnnn. Pleeeeaseeee. It’s hard to control your thoughts love, I know, but you can control what you say. NEVER insult yourself out loud. Dare I say compliment yourself out loud? (And if you can, do your best to try to body-positive-ify your thoughts too.) 
  • Sex (including solo sexy time), wine, and chocolate. In that order. 
  • Share the body love. Compliment your girlfriends. Cultivate a nonjudgemental, supportive, lift-each-other-up “we’re so cute” friend group. Everyone’s insecure. Compliment your besties. And strangers, too. Be that person that makes everyone feel good about themselves when they’re around. 

Good luck gorgeous. It’s a battle. We gotta unlearn all this societal bullshit.

#TechStandsWithPP: A message from Tumblr’s CEO and Planned Parenthood’s president

When Planned Parenthood was founded a century ago, it was illegal to even hand out information about birth control. Thanks to generations of brave women and men who formed secret societies, challenged unjust laws, and started Planned Parenthood health centers in their own towns, we’ve come a long way since. Millions of people, regardless of income or insurance coverage, now have access to birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing and treatment. Each year, Planned Parenthood proudly provides health information to nearly 70 million people online and 1 million people in classrooms and communities across the country. Today, America is at a 30-year low in unintended pregnancy and a historic low in teen pregnancy.

But all of that progress is a reminder of how much women and men in America now stand to lose. Extreme politicians at every level of government are doing everything they can to block millions of people from coming to Planned Parenthood, deny access to affordable health care, and roll back women’s rights over their own bodies. We are facing a national health disaster, especially in our most vulnerable communities.

That’s why we’re calling on the tech industry to join Tumblr in standing with Planned Parenthood and standing up for access to health care.

A 100-year-old health care provider and the platform powering 335 million blogs may seem like an unlikely pair. But over the last few years, Tumblr and Planned Parenthood have teamed up to provide information and organize communities in support of reproductive rights. We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished together and with overwhelming support from the Tumblr community.

Technology has become instrumental in the fight for fairness and equality across a range of issues. It has the power to influence public debate, mobilize communities, and — most importantly — offer creative solutions to help people receive better care, no matter where they live or who they are. Finally, the tech industry owes its success to the brilliant people it employs and the communities it serves — and we cannot take their health for granted.

It won’t be easy, but doing nothing isn’t an option when lives are at stake. We need to work together to break down barriers to care and information for the millions of people desperate to take ownership of their sexual and reproductive health, and tackle disparities in health care access and outcomes.

Now is the time to be vocal, visible, and active in your support of Planned Parenthood — starting with the #TechStandsWithPP hashtag to share stories about how Planned Parenthood has touched your life, or the life of anyone you know. Call on your co-workers and peers to do the same.

In health care, education, and nearly every industry, we’re doing things that would have been unthinkable a century ago. Think of all we can achieve together in the decades to come if we combine the creativity, innovation, and energy of the tech community with Planned Parenthood’s commitment to helping people everywhere — no matter what.

— David Karp + Cecile Richards

Dear ARMYs

I’m worried about BTS’ health. They all seem tired and really skinny. It’s not just me, I see a lot of you also worrying.

We should start a Twitter hashtag to let them know that we care about their health more than anything. They need to eat and rest.

I don’t have a lot of followers so I don’t know how many people this will reach, please either share this post or make your own post but please. I think they really need our support right now and need to know that above all else we care for their health and safety.

I’m thinking the hashtag should be something like #HealthyBTS ? If you have something better please let me know or put it in your post.

*this is a personal opinion. I have no idea how the boys are feeling right now but encouragement and support is always a good thing.

Let’s do this ARMYs! Hopefully by September 28th we can do this.

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lol i tried to animate… anyway trapper is really cool and i needed to draw him looking really cool, here ya go

A handy dandy guide to supporting f(x). I know they seem obvious, but we need to do it. MeU aren’t always good at putting our money where our mouth is when we complain to SM but now we need to. If you don’t have money, you have to do the free things. Use these hashtags when you tweet or tumble about them:

#8YearsWithfx
#스엠_에프엑스_대우_해명해
#justice_for_fx_and_meu

i know some people are worried about what’s going to happen to sanvers, so here are some reminders:

  • whatever happens, happens. stressing about it over the hiatus will only make everyone anxious. be positive.
  • if you want the writers to know how you feel, regularly tweet the writers and official supergirl accounts to let them know that sanvers/maggie is important to you, to us. include chyler and floriana if you so please.
  • floriana tweeted about how maggie was only supposed to last one season, and this is fucking awful, yes, but you know what? we’re getting her in season 3. that means progress can happen.
  • floriana used the hashtag #NotOverYet and chyler used #SanversLivesOn. they wouldn’t say stuff like this if they thought sanvers was ending or they knew something we didn’t.
  • people switch between recurring and regular all the time, and it doesn’t necessarily mean significantly less screentime. it also doesn’t mean maggie can’t be a regular for season 4 (which, unless something catastrophic happens, supergirl will most likely be getting). this is not permanent. 
  • again, don’t stress out. we have about a five month hiatus ahead of us. we need to stay excited and optimistic as a fandom. don’t let these things get the best of us.
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Okey so everyone in ao!! probably use mascara ahah.. and maybe i know who is trend maker  
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p.s: also, this thing is kinda inspired by @skdaks2 ‘s vld make-up drawings!

Let Josh Date The Squid

some context: one NPC in the campaign i’m running is a gay illithid who is in a happy relationship with her gf and one of my players, josh (before meeting the girlfriend), rolled to seduce her and got a natural twenty
now one of the other players (ben) was rather upset when he found out the illithid was in a relationship, and was no longer interested in josh after going through hell and back (literally). that being said,

Ben, over text at around midnight: #letjoshdatethesquid2017
Ben, in our geography class the next school day: why won’t you let josh date the squid
Ben in our latin class the same day: HASHTAG LET JOSH DATE THE SQUID 2017
ben, just about every day afterwards: let josh date the squid
Josh, every day in math: let me date the squid
Ben, sending me the article i need for my final: i’ll send it if you let him date the squid

Black Tumblr has got to stop making everything about race.

Article: woman (who just happens to be black) dies of anafalactic shock after accidentally being served onions at local restaurant.

Tumblr: another black person dying and it isn’t major news? Amerikkka.

Article: this young man who happens to be black is volunteering at a soup kitchen

Tumblr: #blackpride

Article: the cause of the crash that killed this family of 4 (who just happened to be black) was a faulty traffic light.

Tumblr: # protectblacklives

Article: Child (who just happened to be black) bullied for liking pokemon. Later commits suicide

Tumblr: why do black people have to deal with stuff like this?


Stop turning things that don’t have to do with race into racial issues. If it would have happened regardless of race, your tumblr activism hashtags and comments only take away from it. Someone doing something good or bad regardless of race does not need your attempt at problack commentary. If race is not a clear central theme of the action, then those are just empty words. That is just making light of the incedent. That is just diverting attention to the unimportant.

If I win a debate competition or save someone’s life or get attacked by a dog, I wouldn’t want people to focus on my race when it isn’t even notable to what happened.

He Touches Your Ass #1

Luke

He’s been doing it ever since you started your relationship, neither of you intend to take it anywhere else, it’s just casual. Luke will come down the stairs and walk down the hallway, seeing you standing at the counter doing whatever, thinking how good your ass looks in those jeans, and he’ll saunter in walking over to you, his hand sliding down your back and to your ass, you sigh with a small smile then look up at him. “What?” He asks innocently. “Nothing.” You shake your head, going back to what you were doing. “So, my mum wants us to go over next week, because apparently we haven’t seen everyone in a while, when we actually saw everyone last month.” Luke begins. “What day?” You ask. “Wednesday.” He says, his thumb going up and down on your ass. “Okay, looking forward to it.” You nod. “Cool, thank you, Ashton is coming over in a minute by the way.” Luke tells you and kisses your cheek, before squeezing your ass. “Love you.” He says like a school girl and walks away, you throwing a ‘love you too’ over your shoulder. Or he’ll do it when you’re walking down the hallway, and if he has socks on Luke will slide on the floor his hand connecting with your ass, “what’s for dinner tonight?” He asks. “Uh, I don’t know, take away?” You question. “This is one of the reasons I love you.” He says and slaps your ass lightly twice and walks away. He’ll never do it in public, only at home, or somewhere that is private.

Michael

Contrary to Luke, Michael would love to do it in public. You can guarantee he will do it every time you both go out, sometimes it’s to annoy you or it’s just by habit. You’re pushing the trolley, bent over looking at the shopping list, Michael will come back from getting some cereal a few aisles back, throwing it in the trolley as his hand becomes in touch with your ass. “Thank me later.” He says. “How do I do that?“  You raise an eyebrow. “I think you know.” He winks. “Get bent, Clifford.” You laugh and push his hand off you. “Oh, is this how we’re gonna play?” Michael questions. “Play what?” You ask as you turn down another aisle. “Babe, we’re married, you don’t have to play hard to get anymore.” Michael tells you. “I will hit you with this breadstick.” You threaten as you put it in the trolley. “You’ll hit me with Luke?” He asks and you just sigh, massaging your forehead. “Wow, your buns are a lot better than these buns.” He squeezes your ass and puts them in the trolley. “I want a divorce.” You claim. “If you do that, who will hold your ass as well as me?” He questions as he squeezes it. “I think it needs a rest from all the touching.” I inform. “Babe, just let it be, let’s the ass be, wait I’m gonna tweet that.” He gasps. “What #lettheassbe?” You question. “Yes! I’ll start a hashtag, great idea, this is why I married you.” He says. You shake your head and carry on shopping, going round the aisles with Michael on his phone, or occasionally losing him. “Oh, we forgot bananas, could you run and get some?” You ask Michael as you get to the check out. “I don’t know about running but sure. What do you need bananas for anyway?” He asks. “If you’re got around and I get lonely and bored, no, I’m making banana bread.” You joke as you load things on. “Do you really do that when I’m not around?” He questions. “No, I don’t stick fruit up my vagina, now go.” You turn him around and push him into the right direction. “I’m back, I know I’m the best husband ever, you can make it up to me later.” Michael comes back a minute later, his hand making contact with your ass. “Thank you.” You smile and give him a kiss and pull out your card, ready to pay for all this. There’s been so many pictures fans have taken of you guys with Michael’s hand on your ass, and everybody teases him about it, but he loves it because he loves the playfulness of your relationship.

Calum

Calum is more laid back compared to the others so he’d be more casual, you would both be on the couch, watching a film or something, you’d be laying between his legs, your head rested on his chest, listening to his steady heartbeat. Originally his hands started at your waist, just holding it, then they gradually started to go south, going down to the small of your back, his hands interlocking together to get a tighter grip, then as you repositioned yourself on top of him he slid his hands down, placing them right on top of your ass. You’re so used to it now that it doesn’t even affect you, you just snuggle deeper into him. “Did you take the trash out?” You ask, looking up at him. “Yeah.” He nods looking down at you. “Thanks.” You smile and give him a kiss. There’s casual Calum, there’s also annoying and teasing Calum. You’d be busy, taking the washing out the washing machine, when he’ll come up to you, with a hot but annoying smirk and squeeze your ass, making you groan and stand up straight. “Really, Calum?” You question. “What?” He asks. “I hate you.” You sigh and begin to walk away, only to be pulled back by your hips. “Do you really?” He whispers in your ear. “Most of the time.” You nod. “You sure about that baby girl?” He questions and runs his nose along your neck.  “Yeah.” You confirm and turn around so that you’re facing him. Calum’s hands go down to your ass, and winks at you as you give him an unimpressed look. “Love you.” He grins at you. “Love you too, Cal.” You reply in the same tone, before kissing his jaw. “I have an idea.” You propose. “Spill.” He urges. “Let me touch your ass.” You say. “No, we’ve gone over this, only I get to touch the asses in this relationship. Let me handle the ass.” He tells you. “You never support me in anything I want to do!” I exclaim and walk away from him.

Ashton

As opposed to the others, Ashton uses his ability as a boyfriend in a ‘useful’ way. He guides you around with a hand on your ass, you’re so used to it now that you barely notice it. You’ll be at an arena that the boys were playing at later on, you’re all going through all the twisty bendy halls, so you can get to the dressing room. You’re on your phone texting your mum about things, so you’re not really paying attension to anything other than your phone. As you turn the corner Ashton’s hand comes down to your ass, guiding you round the corner. “Normal couples hold hands, but Y/N and Ashton hold asses.” Michael says. “Get bent, Clifford.” You tell him, making the others laugh. “You guys are so disgusting.” Luke shakes his head. “It’s only because you’re single and bitter.” Ashton responds and guides you round the final corner, there’s only a long corridor until you get to the dressing room. “What and me being in a relationship will make seeing you guys be gross easier?” Luke questions. “You’d understand it more.” Ashton shrugs. “We’ve been together for 6 years now, shouldn’t you be used to it now?” You ask. “It doesn’t make it any less traumatizing.” Calum speaks up. “Shut up, we’re in love.” Ashton dramatically says as we enter into the dressing room. “Don’t we know it.” Michael sighs and sits down on the couch. Ashton and you smile at each other, then Ashton kisses your lips before going to the snack table.

Thank yous to Syfy is huge and we need to keep trending. […] Really though, just keep watching. All that DVR/PVR stuff, all that hashtagging, it’s all going to matter. We need to keep demonstrating to the network that we are what we said we are, which is a passionate fanbase who will keep following the show. Don’t give up and keep spreading the word! We need to show growth, that’s the most important thing. […] The point is that it’s easier to recruit people now because there’s a lot of show to watch.
—  Emily Andras on what Earpers should do with their #NoChill now that s3 is confirmed
5 It Gets Better Videos That Will Keep Your Pride Going

Since 2010, the It Gets Better Project has collected over 60,000 video stories from LGBTQ people and their allies from around the world. Here are some of our favorites from June 2017.


1. Advice From Your Favorite Drag Queens - DragCon 2017

At this year’s DragCon, we met up with some of RuPaul Drag Race’s most wise & hilarious drag queens to ask them for the advice they’d give young people in today’s LGBTQ community.

It Gets Better Project


2. Older Generation Tells Younger Generation: “It Gets Better” - SAGE Table

We partnered with SAGE Table to start conversations with LGBTQ community members of varying generations and backgrounds. Among them were social media creator Shannon Beveridge, Matthieu Dahdah, our own intern McKenna Palmer, and more. The crux: how can we change our future without knowing our past?

It Gets Better Project


3. President Michelle Bachelet - President of Chile

President Michelle Bachelet advocates for the LGBTQI youths of Chile – for their talents and abilities through which a more democratic, inclusive, and tolerant Chile will be built.

“There is a world of possibilities waiting for you,” she promises. [Though she says: “hay un mundo lleno de posibilidades esperándolos”]

Todo Mejora


4. Todo Mejora - Google Mexico

Google employees assure others from the LGBTQ community that the future is for them – that it’s for everyone, and that they don’t need to worry about being “normal.” 

“Normality” is a beautifully diverse world, they assert.

It Gets Better Mexico


5. Berivan Aslan - Member of Austrian Parliament

In her video, Berivan Aslan fully condemns the bullying & violence toward the LGBTQ community and emphasizes that we will make it better.

Es Wird Besser Österreich (Austria)


Craving more?! Go to www.itgetsbetter.org, or keep scrolling to learn more about the cool things It Gets Better and its affiliates are doing around the world.


COLOMBIA: It Gets Better Colombia participated in Pride Month by Marching through Bucaramanga. They invited participants to share their photos using the hashtag #unamarchalgbt


MÉXICO: Our team in México also marched for Pride! Check out their photos across Mexico City on their Facebook here, along with other organized Pride marches alongside the U.S. Embassy, AT&T, Nielson, and more.


CHILÉ: Our affiliate in Chile has launched a new campaign #PorUnFinalFeliz which hopes to provide welfare and assistance to LGBTQ adolescents targeted by bullying or who otherwise have suicidal thoughts. For information on how to contribute, access more information here.

Patater Week - Day 2

Feb. 7- Proposal/Wedding Day/Wedding Night (1.5K)

“I’m nervous,” Kent says.

“Change your mind?” Alexei teases, only feeling a tiny bit worried. He doesn’t think Kent will actually bail on him, now that they’re both in their suits and the hall is surely packed with their families and teammates. Bittle would cry if anything happened, Alexei thinks. And then skin both of them alive.

But then again, Alexei did see Runaway Bride twice with Snowy, when he was first learning English and someone had the brilliant idea that the best way to learn is to watch all the classic romcoms. Snowy, it turns out, is a big fan of Richard Gere. Kent doesn’t look like he’s ready to bolt, but he did seem skittish, and in the movie, Julia Roberts had been very skittish.

“No, never,” Kent says, taking Alexei’s hands and rubbing his thumb over Alexei’s palms. His hair is already a little mussed, the untamable cowlick threatening to pop back up. “Not about you. I know I’m an ass about a lot of things, but you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

“Good to know,” Alexei says, letting out a breath of relief. “You tell me now, then what you say for vows?”

“Oh, God,” Kent laughs nervously. “Oh man. That’s—that’s the thing. The vows. In front of a bunch of people. I could probably do it. Maybe. You wouldn’t happen to be carrying Xanax on you?” He chuckles and scratches the back of his neck, but his jaw drops when he sees Alexei rummage in his pockets. “Wait, I’m just joking. I don’t actually—what the hell is that?”

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Harry’s Birthday Event  x @slytherdornet x @hprarepairnet • Harry Potter x Pansy Parkinson

In which Pansy Parkinson is what those in the business would call a social media influencer, meaning–in the immortal words of Veronica Sawyer–her job is “being popular and shit.” Harry Potter, occasional photographer and all-around boyfriend, popular partly by association, is not impressed.

19:00 But I have a moral and legal obligation to my followers to post pictures of your ridiculous face.
19:00 I love you, Parkinson, but the boyfriend contract didn’t stipulate a social media clause.
19:02 Dude. It’s not my fault you’ve forgotten I have a Legit Fanbase™, Potter. xx

the thing that annoys me about #blackexcellence is that people use the hashtag when a black person does something completely normal. they feel the need to glorify everything a black person does just because they’re black. and people also think that if you don’t agree with something being classed as black excellence, you’re a racist who hates black people and refuses to acknowledge their accomplishments. why can’t we all celebrate everyone’s achievements regardless of their race? if a black person graduates high school, there shouldn’t be more congratulations for them than a white person and vice versa.

Part II: Writing the first draft.

Fore Note: This is the process I’m currently using to outline, write, and edit my novels. There are a million different ways to journey through the writing process, and the only ‘correct’ one is the one that works for you in the moment. Everyone’s writing process is a little bit different, and most writers (including myself) change theirs every few books as they figure out what techniques are most beneficial to them and for certain types of novels.

Unlike outlining and editing, I don’t change my first draft process much. The one thing I’ve added since I started writing consistently is the fourth step, which I only figured out I needed after struggling through editing The Warlord’s Contract.

1. Set a schedule with achievable goals.

This may be word counts, chapter numbers, key plot points — whatever keeps you most motivated. I like to have a different word count number to reach based on whether I had off from work that day or not, as well as a chapter goal for the week and an idea of how far along in a scene I should be by the end of my day’s writing.

Make sure you keep a record of these goals somewhere. Tell them to an accountability writing friend, post them on your wall with boxes to check as you finish them, write them on a list on your phone or blog. If it helps you, have a reward system in place for when you reach certain major goals.

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Otayuri fic recs #3

Sweet Summer Mornings by thelonelywriter (oneshot, nsfw)

THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER OH MY GOD HOW CAN SOMETHING BE SO PERFECT Listen to me this fic made me smile so hard just when i needed it the most. So basically this is 10k words of Otayuri fluff and smut. They are so perfect together. SO BEAUTIFUL ❤❤❤❤

Hashtags by abrandnewheart (oneshot, sfw)

It is gonna kill you and your life will be ruined after reading this. In other words beutiful angst thet will leave you with a lot feelings. I hate it and I love it at the same time. Thank you @mylittlesecretshelter for recommending me this.Don’t read if you dont want to be sad,

Honey, We Broke the Children by blackmountainbones (oneshot, teen and up)

OMG this is so funny I’ve been laughiing the whole time while reading this. Victor is a main character and he is super worried about Yurio( Yurio has a daddy kink #daddybek ;) ) and it is super funny and adorable. 

Gold Medal by howlingmoonrise (TheDarkStoryteller) (oneshot, nsfw)

So in this one Otabek is completely different than in most fics but it is so cool to read. Also this one is super hot.

Halsey Series of Sin by siren of old (series, nsfw)

Ok so this is series of 6 short fics that shows development of their feeling for each other. I love it so much because you can find here fluff, smut and angst (aka everything I need from a good fic). and OMG everything is perfect here you have to read it you won’t regret it I promise

How Long You Walked For (til you got lost tonight) by LiviKate (oneshot, nsfw)

OH MY GOD I AM SCREAMING I LOVE IT SO MUCH the ending just killed me with its cuteness everything here is just perfect I am so in love just asdfghjkl AMAZING okay i am done screaming about it so Otabek here loves Yurio so much but is completely oblivious to the other boy feelings


I really hope you are gona like it. If you do, don’t forget to leave kudos and comments under the fics. This authors deserve them so much