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dear young creative people,

please don’t post your concepts on here unless you intend for them to become free domain. 

if you’re an artist or a writer and you think out loud like “what if there was a story where [original concept] happened?” somebody will take it and write it for you. somebody will draw it. somebody might make a kickstarter and get it funded without ever crediting you. if that’s your intent, that’s great. but really, don’t post your ideas if you want to be the one to make them happen

way too often i’ve seen someone start musing about a concept and then 10 replies later someone has drawn art and developed a novel around it, without the OP ever saying they could. hell, movies are being made off of tumblr posts at this point. 

so 1) if you’re a creator and want your ideas to stay your own, be cautious! it might be tempting to get the immediate validation, but i promise you it’ll be more rewarding to see your own idea to fruition than to get 50-100k notes of people who borrow your thoughts and forget you were ever the source.

and 2) if you see someone throwing their ideas around, don’t write/draw/expand on them until you’ve been given permission.

Hey, Tumblr. We’re back with another round-up for Mental Health Month. This batch o’ blogs are resources you can turn to and organizations you can rely on. The best part is that they’re so, so easy to access and utilize. Here are just a few of them.

Originally posted by crisistextline

Crisis Text Line (@crisistextline)

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support. If you’re in crisis, please text 741741 from anywhere in the US. The Crisis Text Line will connect you with a trained Crisis Counselor. If you don’t need to use their services, consider signing up to be part of their services. All it takes to become trained in crisis counseling is a desire to listen and help others.

Originally posted by twloha

To Write Love on Her Arms (@twloha)

To Write Love on Her Arms started as a Myspace post. Since it took off, they’ve donated more than $1.5 million to treatment and recovery programs, granting funding to 73 different organizations and counseling practices. They have a pretty good repository for finding help, with listings easily found either by location or reason you’re seeking help.

Originally posted by gnomosexuals

The Trevor Project (@thetrevorproject)

The Trevor Project is one of the leading national organizations providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. You can call their trained counselors at 1-866-488-7386, use TrevorText by texting “TREVOR” to 1-202-304-1200, or reach out via TrevorChat.

Originally posted by aestheticallyequal

National Alliance on Mental Illness (@namiorg)

When it comes to making the world a better, more understanding place for mental health, NAMI (nearly) does it all. Across the US they educate to make sure people are getting the help they need, they advocate for public policy, and they listen. You can reach the NAMIHelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org.

Originally posted by itgetsbetterproject

It Gets Better (@itgetsbetterproject)

It Gets Better Project wants to create and inspire change for LGBTQ+ youth. While they do suggest hotlines to call for immediate help (like The Trevor Project), their primary objective is to spread the message that, well, it gets better.

If you don’t live in the US, you may haven noticed most of these are US-based resources. Don’t worry. We have you covered too.

“Do you hate me?” he asks.

I look up at his face. It’s a face I have loved, a face I still love. A face that looks anguished by the hurt he has caused. I believe it, believe that he is sorry.

I shake my head. “I could never hate you,” I exhale.

He searches my face, hearing the ‘but’ I didn’t say.

“I just wish,” I whisper, “more than anything, that it hadn’t been you who broke my heart. I never thought it would be you - I never thought you could do anything wrong. I wish more than anything it hadn’t happened, that we didn’t end like this.”

—  the end // lily rose.
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shower sharing, yes?

King of Memes

Or, how Tony Found Out About Bucky’s Blog. 


Tony couldn’t seep. Sometimes he managed a few hours if he was tired enough, so usually he went to the gym and worked out until he was exhausted. Tonight, though, he found the gym already occupied: Barnes, with his hair tied up, working steadily at the heavy bag. Normally Tony would make an awkward comment and leave him to it, but instead he just heads for the opposite side of the gym. After setting up at one of the far treadmills, Tony worked his way to a easy run. Barnes was laying his fists rhythmically into the bag, and the quiet thumping was sort of strangely soothing. Between the running and the thumping, Tony slipped into a near-trancelike state.

 And then Barnes let out an ungodly howl, drew back his left fist, and slammed it straight through the heavy bag with a roar of, “DIE A THOUSAND BURNING DEATHS!”

Tony fell off the treadmill, scrambled to his feet, and booked it to the elevator.


kingofmemes posted:

holy shit you guys there was a spider on my punching bag !!! thanks to my many years of combat experience & martial arts training things are okay now

Posted at 4:47 AM, 37294 notes


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Go for the thing you actually want to do.  

Many students, teachers and family told me studying 2D animation in school from 2009- 2013 was foolish because there were already no more 2D animation jobs, and that I should study 3D animation. But I hate rigorous, technical work, I honestly hate computers all together. I’m not built for that kind of thinking, and I’m not interested in it. I was and am far more interested in drawing and film making than mastering technology. I’m almost four years out of school now, and have now had far better career opportunities than many of my 3D classmates because I am passionate about what I do.

My senior year of college,  I narrowed the parts of the animation process that I am most interested in to writing and storyboarding. But, I was afraid to pursue those jobs because I knew from interning in studios that they were highly coveted positions. So, I went for cleanup and animation jobs, hoping to work my way up. I even got lucky and landed character design work down the line, though I’m not particularly interested in design. It was only when i started taking storyboarding classes, making storyboards in my spare time, pursuing storyboarding jobs, calling myself a storyboard artist, that those opportunities started to become available to me. And it turns out, I’m far better at storyboarding than I was at those other positions, because it’s the thing I enjoy the most. This is not to say “don’t take that cleanup job that pays the bills.” Take that job, and do online storyboarding classes at night, and read storyboarding blogs on your lunch break, make storyboard samples and comics in your free time on nights and weekends… Then, ask for storyboard tests, and test and test and test. It might take a while, no worries. Go ahead and put ‘storyboard artist’ on your website in the meantime instead of ‘illustrator’ or 'cleanup’ or whatever your more accurate fallback job is.

Don’t work in a studio in your fallback job and wait for someone to give you the opportunity. You might think because you are hard working at your compromise job, the management will reward loyalty with the job you politely asked for, or maybe were even too polite to actually ask for. They won’t give you that job. They probably won’t even help you get that job. So test within that studio if they’ll let you, and apply other places in the meantime while you keep paying the bills with that job.

There’s no excuse to me. Even people who want to direct can direct their own animated shorts in their spare time and build up a commercial directing portfolio from those shorts. You can do the same thing making crappy live action films with borrowed equipment in your spare time. It’s costly and time consuming, but you can throw your musician friend a couple bucks for the score, get a compositor buddy to throw effects on your short in exchange for some animation she needs, and buy a bunch of friends pizza to help you clean up scenes or hold lights or whatever. I’ve done it before.

I used storyboards as an example above, (read blogs during lunch, etc.) but apply that same tenacity towards whatever you want to do: vis dev, character design, comic penciler, stop motion fabricator, 3D modeler, whatever. I want to be a writer now, that’s the next hurdle for me. I’ve written two pilots and I’m taking it seriously, going to writing events, talking to people, refining my work and writing new material, and generally conducting myself as a writer. I have no idea how long, or even if this will take, but I’m pursuing it like it’s real because I enjoy writing, so I think I’d be good at it. Please don’t be one of these people that talks about all the stuff you’re “working on”, when you are really just thinking about working on that stuff. Too many of those in the world, please just go and get things done. “There are those who write, and those who talk about writing.” An adage I like. Apply it to whatever you like “There are those who design characters, and those who talk about designing characters…”

So please, everyone, go for what you want, don’t stop short now. You’ll be a lot better at your job when you’re doing the thing you like.

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No Pain, No Gain” 

Based on a Miraculous musing that I shared last year (that I can’t seem to find on my main blog) about Master Fu taking Nino under his wing to become the next holder of the Turtle Miraculous and awesomely enough, I’m not the only miraculer who shares this thought. The very first time I saw Master Fu, I immediately thought of Mr. Miyagi cause you have to admit, the resemblance is definitely there and since then I’ve been itching and hoping that the series would do a Karate Kid inspired episode where Nino comes to Master Fu for help.

Like maybe there’s this new schoolyard bully with the hots for Alya who starts targeting Nino specifically due to his relationship with and somewhat own romantic interest in our foxy gal; constantly challenging him to foolish fights for Alya’s love. Being the nonchalant character he is, Nino dismisses the bully’s initial advances at harrying as he wasn’t the type of guy to want to fight anyone.  

And in similar Karate Kid type of fashion, Master Fu firstly meets Nino after he saves him from being pummelled by said bully and his comrades when they suddenly cornered him after school. Following that event, Nino is forced to fight back against said bully; seeking out Fu for help, practically begging him to teach him how to fight; a request which Fu surprisingly accepts.

This is how I imagined Fu’s first encounter with Nino to be like. And after helping him the first time, Master Fu starts to acknowledge potential in Nino—a potential which inspires him to start training him to be his successor. I imagine that at first Wayzz wouldn’t be too keen with the idea of Nino one day replacing Master Fu as his new master cause I figured that, unlike Plagg, Tikki and possibly the other kwamis, Wayzz is the one who’s been with his original holder the longest; considering that Fu is over 100 years old. While the others had had to change holders over the years, Wayzz has been with Fu since the day one and is very much loyal to him.

But ultimately I imagine once he sees Nino’s good qualities, Wayzz will begin to warm up to the young lad and actually starts to care for his well being; seeing a lot of the qualities in Nino that he did in Master Fu that made him love him as his master. Plus I think this kind of scenario could be great for Nino’s own character development as a teacher-mentor relationship with Master Fu can certainly help mould him into a stronger individual and hero. Not to mention that it’ll be really touching to see Master Fu have a sort of father-son/grandfather-grandchild/close family oriented relationship with at least one of our young heroes and I think Nino would be the perfect candidate to bring out that side of him. We don’t know if Fu used to have any kids of his own. I doubt he ever did given his duty as Miraculous holder and Ancient Guardian (and even if hid have some, he probably outgrew them since he’s practically immortal). So yeah, I’d love to see that kind of bond with Fu, Nino and Wayzz in the series, if possible.  

Do I think Master Fu will choose Nino as his successor for the Turtle Miraculous? Indeed I do.

However, do I think he’ll just hand it to him on a silver platter like he did with Adrien and Marinette? HA! Hell no! I think Master Fu will go full Mr. Miyagi on Nino and make him work for his miraculous, putting him through a rigorous training regimen to build his strength and test his worth. Plus it’ll be good for comical moments when Fu unintentionally pushes poor Nino too far and has to be scolded by Wayzz for getting too excited and overdoing things with his student. Poor Turtle Sensei just wants to see his Turtle Kouhai succeed XD

Would love to see this become canon but…for now these are all just headcanons of mine. In the meantime, a squiggle meister can dream…and draw, am I right? Alrighty I’ve rambled enough on this. As always, I hope everyone enjoys this week’s newest ML squiggle art and I hope you also enjoyed my Miraculous musing (granted you actually read all of that). Feel free to share yours over on my main blog if you have any.

Until the next squiggle piece, y’know my motto, staaaay tune for more precious star kids!  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

♥ More Miraculous Art by Squiggles

~LittleMissSquiggles (2017)  

[Be More Chill - YouTube AU where Michael and Jeremy lose contact after high  school. Years later, Michael becomes a popular YouTuber and Jeremy finds his channel and is one of his biggest fans, longing to reunite with his high school sweetheart once again.]

“… Anyways, if any of you are coming, make sure to come say hi! If you’ve got any questions for me, feel free to hit me up!”

Miraculous Ladybug headcanon - Photobombing Heroes

Imagine if:

- Chat Noir takes up the habit to photobomb random tourist’s pictures whenever he gets the opportunity

- When Ladybug asks why he just grins and says “Imagine their faces when they see it!”

- Ladybug can’t argue with that. So she joins in.

- Sometimes they pose in the pictures, sometimes they pretend they just happen to be there, sitting at the next table at a cafe, standing at a bus stop, you name it.

- It becomes one of those things all the locals know, but they don’t tell. If you see teenage superheroes staking out a group of tourists who are taking pictures, don’t call them out.

- Nino starts a blog where he collects the pictures.

- Alya is super annoyed that it gets enough hits to rival Ladyblog.


Feel free to adopt this headcanon and use it as you please.

The Eurovision Crash Course.

Made by an American for other Americans.

So if you have European internet friend or follow blogs run by Europeans, chances are you’ll be come across a lot posts about Eurovision

But what exactly is Eurovision?

I’m sure you’ve already gotten a lot of sarcastic answers, so here’s a quick free crash course in this crazy cultural phenomenon.

It’s a super hardcore song contest that began in 1956 as a way to unite Europe. It began with about seven countries back when TV was just starting to become a thing. It has since expanded to included most of Europe and a number neighboring countries.

Oh, and as of 2015, Australia is one of the contestants too. And it’s one of the most widely watched non-sporting events ever. But never ask a European why America hasn’t been invited. There’s a fairly high chance they’d rather die than have us there to ruin it.

Okay, that’s cool and all, but how exactly does it work?

So each country sends a representative, and people vote for the best. But you can’t vote for your own country. But I’m really not sure if people-voting even matters because each country has a jury that awards points to other countries, and it’s those points that determine who wins Eurovision. Most points wins.

That’s why things can get political, even though it’s not supposed to and Eurovision was founded on the idea of unity. And why it’s possible for song to win the public televote but not the actual contest.

Now! For video examples!

The 10 most recent winners of the Eurovision Song Contest (2007 - 2016)

  • Pretty self-explanatory. Gives an adequate beginner’s taste of Eurovision performances in general. Showcases genre variety, goofiness, and a poop ton of confetti.

The Story of ESC

  • Again, pretty self-explanatory. It’s literally just learning about Eurovision: theatrical music-number style!

How to create the perfect Eurovision Performance | Tutorial

  • A bit of a satirical piece. Fun fact: every goofy thing you see on stage is a reference to an actual performance
  • And yes, the main people singing are the same singers as the other video.
  • Important references that the song makes are linked below for your convenience.

The main guy singing won for Sweden in 2015. His performance also includes dancing with cartoons!

The violin guy won for Norway in 2009. He has one of the highest final scores in Eurovision history. He’s also super talented and I love him.

The people in demon costumes won for Finland in 2006. Their song was literally called “Hard Rock Hallelujah.”

Austria set a piano on fire in 2015. And then just left it there. (It starts burning about two minutes into the song.)

Grandmas baking bread. Believe it or not, they got second!

Russia had an famous gold-medalist ice skater onstage in 2008.

And yes, that is a hamster wheel.

…you get the point. If I keep going, this list would carry on forever.

Also! Some of my personal favorites:

Again, I could go on forever, but…you know. Although, if you want more song recommendations, feel free to message me!

(Also, if you’re European and reading this, please don’t kill me. Instead, tell me how I did? And feel free to link your favorite entries too!)

before posting again

Thank you everyone for your sweet support.
it makes me happy to know you guys have fun and enjoy the content,
I know most of you are kind and respectful followers, but there are still people who tend to cross the line (even if unintentionally)
so to ensure we all could still have fun and enjoy ourselves

I would like to clear out few things that have been bothering me.

1. Trying to become friends only to get free art.
That’s really low, and sadly very frequent, this behavior has caused me to get tensed to reply new people.

2. disrespecting/creeping on other artist/friends.
It’s awkward if i get to know that someone creeped on people i know and is trying to get in my friendzone.

3. compliment only to get free art of your oc.
Maybe the intent was even genuine, however it’s hard to accept compliments when they have double meaning 

4. Please don’t ask for my NSFW blog name anymore,(my pm is spammed ) Even if  before it was ok.

5. If i have not replied your request to post my art elsewhere, it doesn’t give you the permission to do it. There is no need to demand me to reply you.

6. Asking to be promoted/ rebloged
I reblog only in rare/ emergency cases for a short time and only for friends, as it’s art blog only.

7. asking for information about other users i’ll consider as stalking.

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Now that’s clear i can return to post again.

anonymous asked:

Why is choking someone into unconscious normally an assumed death in movies? Don't they have a chance to regain consciousness?

In the real world? Yeah. Killing someone by choking takes a long time. It’s a legitimate way to kill someone, but not an efficient one, and the timeframe you see in most films is a fraction of what you’d need to kill someone. It is worth remembering, this can kill you. This is one of those times where “safe” does not mean “non-lethal,” just that it is not immediately lethal.

In films, choking is an ideal option. In a controlled environment, it’s (relatively) safe. You can get both actors in frame together. You’ve got a lot of options to set up the shots. Finally, it’s incredibly easy to fake. You get the actors into position, one of them, “chokes,” the other without putting any pressure on the windpipe or arteries, and play the scene out.

It’s probably worth remembering, (even if some actors forget this part), that acting is a cooperative exercise. Your job isn’t just to hit your marks, spit your lines, and (occasionally) devour any unattended scenery; you also need to facilitate your fellow actors’ performances. Stage fighting is an excellent example of this. It’s not about actual violence, but it is about working together to create the illusion. If anyone gets hurt in the process, that means you can’t just reset and do another take, so this is something that the production staff and performers really want to avoid.

There are a lot of staples in film and stage violence that do not translate to the real world. They survive because of a few factors: most people don’t know what they’re seeing is unrealistic, it facilitates opportunities for acting, and it is reasonably safe.

Choking is great on film, because it gives both actors plenty of time to do whatever the script calls for. So long as no one is actually having trouble breathing, they can do this all day until the shot comes out right. Characters die from this because the power of plot compels them to, not because of any physiological considerations. Audiences believe it kills characters because, “well, I’ve got to breathe, right?” Without ever questioning how long they can actually go without oxygen. The idea that effective chokes are about cutting off the flow of blood to the brain never occurs to them.

If an actor does screw up, and accidentally starts choking their coworker, you have a lot of time to rectify that. This isn’t true for a lot of stunt fighting, where if someone screws up, someone’s going to take a hit, and all that’s left is apologies, or in some tragic cases, obituaries.

Choking, depending on where you put your pressure can also include some insane stuff you probably wouldn’t think is safe. An example would be the one handed choke that lifts the victim off the ground. You can do this a couple ways, the easiest (without rigging) is to push them up a wall, keeping your thumb and index finger under their jaw (against the bone), you’re actually lifting their head, their throat is completely safe, the airway remains clear, they can breathe, but it looks like you’re going full Darth Vader on them. Even for someone standing right there, it can be difficult to realize the victim is completely unharmed.

Beyond this, front facing chokes, like you’ll usually see in films, are very difficult to use in a real situation. As I mentioned above, they don’t really provide good access to the points you’d be trying to compress, but, they’re also difficult to complete because the victim has a lot of options. There’s a lot of counters to these, that range from simply pulling the hand free, to breaking their arm at the elbow. Wrapping an arm around the attacker’s and dragging it out of position will stop the choke, and tie up their arm.

So, no, this is something that’s used because it looks good on film, not because it has any grounding in reality.

-Starke

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Heyyy, many of the blogs I follow have become inactive or changed theme altogether, so I’m desperate for some new blogs to lighten up my dash!

• Team free will
• Cockles
• Women of spn
• Destiel
• Positivity
• J2M

Please reblog if you post any of the things listed, and I will check out your blog! You don’t have to follow me, although it would make me happy cause I’d like to reach 6.5k before my birthday next week 🌸

No but Sans.

Sans, who has lost everything time and time again. Sans, who has nothing left to fight for, because it will just be taken from him again. Sans, who has lost all hope in a happy ending.

Sans, who finds a happy ending. Sans, who realizes nothing’s going to go away this time. Sans, who starts to actually become a parent to Frisk and decides to start becoming more active in their life. 

Sans, who joins the PTA. 

And there he meets fucking Linda. Linda, who loudly and vocally protested monsters arriving at the school. Linda, who constantly misgenders Frisk and tries to enforce quiet hands. Linda, who advocates for gluten-free food not because of allergies, but because she read once in a blog that gluten is so bad for you, don’t you know. Linda, whose lemon bars are shit and opinions even shittier.

Sans has something to fight for now. He also has something to fight against.

 He stops napping during the meetings and becomes more involved. He starts to actively fight all of Linda’s stupid ideas, even if it does result in him going to the principal’s office more than twice. Sans standing up for all the kids that Linda and he stupid policies have hurt, however directly. 

Asgore ends up having to go to meetings to hold Sans back in case things get too heated. He enjoys himself. The fact that he’s willing to discuss things without shouting gets him elected PTA president in a week. 

Sans, who gets the other monsters to help him out. Toriel and Muffet helping out at bake-sales. Undyne becoming assistant coach to the sports teams and the most aggressive soccer mom. Alphys upgrading the school’s computer system, and sketching out better curriculum plans during marathons of Mew Mew Kissy Cutie. Mettaton running the talent shows and school plays, and plugging fund-raisers during his shows. Papyrus volunteering at everything he has time for. 

Sans realizes he’s trapped in white suburban mom hell. He falls for the tropes more often than he would like to admit (”oh, your kid made the honor roll? my kid’s an ambassador” “fight me on this, helen.”) but he doesn’t care because he knows he’s helping others. He becomes the hero of the school, to both kids, monsters, and adults who were sick of Linda’s bullshit from the start but were too afraid to say anything.

Because this is the kind of Undertale I want. I want to see this weird family of like seven parents, one kid, and one particularly violent houseplant, but nobody questions it. I want to see monsters living on the surface in perfect domestic bliss, and even making things better. I want to see these poor babies happy. And I am so happy that we’ve latched onto something that is in no way shape or form canon and have not only decided that it’s a thing, but are using it to vent out our frustrations on systems that have failed us.

anonymous asked:

hey caffeine!! so my highschool has this writing contest and i really want to participate. the topic can be whatever we want (free form? style? i don't know how to say it in english lol) and i can't think of anything for the life of me. i've been looking at prompt blogs all day but nothing convinces me, and bc i always like what you write about, i was wondering if you could give me some ideas/tell me your favourite tropes or something like that. thanks for reading anyway!!!💖

WELCOME TO THE THUNDERDOME! Here’s five things that have been on my mind lately!

  • Superhero universe: Your best friend left your small town to become a hero in the Big City. But, after three years, you turn on the news and see that they’ve become a super villain. So now you gotta go take them out because of this blood pack you guys made when you were eight.

  • The Fae: Shana’s a changeling, something that the good folk in her parents’ backyard thinks should surprise her. She thinks that it might have in the old days when iron jewelry wasn’t a thing, but she’s known since she was eight and googled “Allergic to iron??????”

  • Okay, so you know that one scene in the movies where the MC learns a secret art from a master? And then the MC has to go fight the Big Bad after like a month of tutelage? What if another master of the art shows up, sees what’s going on and THROWS DOWN with the master who trained the MC? “WHAT PART OF YEAR AND A DAY TRAINING DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND??? MC HAS BEEN TRAINING FOR A MONTH!” And then they go fight the Big Bad.

  • Someone who’s got precognitive abilities that can only see five seconds into the future. They call it the “five second rule” and all of their friends think it’s about food and the entire plot is just a series of misunderstandings around that.
  • “Sorry I’m late. The five second rule doesn’t apply to late buses.”  “???Lol, you’re a crack up, of course it doesn’t apply to buses.”

  • An empath who hides their ability from the world, thinking that they’ll be ostracized for it. Then aliens land and the ALIENS are empaths and are looking for “evolutionary anomalies” that makes humans compatible with their dying species. So…romance, I guess? Or a dystopian rebel story.
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

There are one million and one ways to make roasted sweet potatoes. They are one of the most versatile vegetables and can be dressed up in many ways ranging from savory to sweet. Here is just one way that I like to prepare these for meal prep. 

Ingredients 

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 

Seasoning blend: 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper, ½ tbsp lemon granules, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ancho chili powder, 1 ½ tsp Herbs de Provence, ½ tsp smoked paprika. 

Olive oil 

Directions 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, arrange your sweet potatoes into a single layer. 

Drizzle a layer of olive oil over the potatoes and then sprinkle over the seasoning blend (you may or may not use all of it – if you don’t, save the rest from chicken, it’s incredible). 

Using your hands, toss the potatoes so that they are evenly coated. 

Roast in the oven until the insides are tender when pierced with a toothpick.

NOTE: For meal prep, I tend to “under roast” my potatoes because I do not want them to become too soft after reheating for a meal. 

Divide into meal prep containers after the potatoes have cooled. 

Enjoy! 

McMansion Hell Site Changes

Hello All! It’s been awhile since I’ve done any housekeeping and I wanted to let everyone know what kind of changes will be on the way as the blog approaches the 1 year marker (!!!)

Summer Schedule

The summer post schedule will be as follows:

Monday - informative, semi-serious posts about architecture, history, and theory. 

Thursday - Weekly house roasts. I moved this to Thursday to give myself more time to write them than just a single day. Monday & Wednesday are just too close together. 

This schedule will change when school is in session. 

Changes to Site Layout etc. 

Some changes that will be rolling out over the coming weeks:

  • I will be spending some time this week updating the Certified Dank™ section with the 50 States posts. 
  • The What the Hell… section will be renamed and updated. 
  • An About section will be added with info about the author. 
  • An Articles section will be added with articles I have written for other publications. 
  • Tumblr Chat will be discontinued - there’s no way I can keep up with the massive amount of Tumblr messages I get. To put it in perspective, McMansion Hell has 39,000 Tumblr followers, there is no way lil ol’ me can answer chats coming from a pool of people that large. That being said, I definitely respond more frequently to Tweets (@mcmansionhell). 
  • McMansion Hell will begin migrating to Wordpress. Do not fret! Weekly posts will still be posted in their regular format to Tumblr. This move is mostly a practical one so I can have more control of how the blog looks and feels, and because Wordpress is a more stable platform than Tumblr which has had issues with dead links, theme issues, etc. 
  • Changes to Contact Section - I struggle with email a lot. I receive over 100 emails a day with real estate links, “PLEASE ROAST”, etc. and a lot of important emails get lost in the noise. While I appreciate these emails and that people are getting excited about the architecture of their own communities, it’s become extremely difficult to manage and there is no feasible way for me to answer every single one of these messages. I’m trying to come up with a better solution to this problem, and if anyone has any ideas for how to manage this problem, feel free to send me an email with “Email Suggestions” in the subject line. 

Thanks again everyone for all your love and support! 

The Happy LGBTQ+ List

Aka “The List of Media Featuring LGBTQ+ Characters That Doesn’t End In Tragedy, People ‘Becoming’ Cishet In The End Because I Have Trouble Finding Comprehensive Lists That Include All Media List”. FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THIS LIST AND/OR CORRECT IT! This is meant to be a resource for everyone in the community, spread this far and wide. ALL MEDIA WELCOME: BOOKS, SONGS, TELEVISION, VIDEO GAMES, MOVIES, PLAYS, MUSICALS, LIVE ACTION, ANIMATED WORKS, SHORT FILMS, ET CETERA AND SO FORTH!!

  • Steven Universe (have to because SU blog)
  • Legend of Korra
  • Persona 4 (WILL ALWAYS ROOT FOR THE LIBRARY LESBIAN AND HER SENPAI and oh yeah most of the main cast is queer, especially if you count that Yosuke had cut content where he was a love interest and the heavy implications of Chie/Yukiko and the Rise/Naoto shipping done in later works)
  • Sasameki Koto
  • Princeless (and its spinoff of Raven: The Pirate Princess)
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Strawberry Panic
  • Sailor Moon
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun (no relationship, but queer character still exists and the jokes don’t focus on the fact she’s gay)
  • Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl
  • Undertale
  • A Channel (though no relationship happens afaik)
  • Princess Remedy In A World of Hurt
  • Yuru Yuri (even if no relationship forms afaik, though one is implied to already quasi-exist, full disclosure I haven’t read the spin-off which is said to have less subtext and more text)
  • Samurai Flamenco
  • Seduce Me Otome
  • Sakura Trick
  • DDR Song “Secret Rendezvous” (if we’re including shorts)
  • Jade Empire
  • The Sad Story of Emmeline Burns (unfortunate name for this list, but trust me on this one)
  • Written In The Sky
  • Mass Effect as a series
  • Rumble Roses
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story (buried in the inane amount of endings)
  • Star Ocean: Til The End of Time (two side characters, though possible implications with a party member and her leader)
  • Girly (the webcomic, not the song it is named after)
  • Questionable Content
  • Jill Sobule’s “I Kissed A Girl” (I promise you it’s better than Katy Perry’s very different song of the same name)
  • Roommates
  • Santa Olivia by Winter Wolves
  • Kisses & Curses
  • Sunstone
  • We Know The Devil (in at least one ending)
  • Ellen (yes, THAT Ellen. This was before she really REALLY hit it big)
  • Queer As Folk (WARNING: Not for all of them)
  • Buffy (though I don’t know Kennedy’s fate in the comics, so this might have changed)
  • Dragon Age as a series
  • A character on ER, apparently
  • The L Word, I guess
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • carol (2015)
  • the diary of a teenage girl (2015)
  • bound (1996)
  • pariah (2011)
  • with every heartbeat (2011)
  • saving face (2004)
  • but i’m a cheerleader (1999)
  • addicted to fresno (2015)
  • jenny’s wedding (2015)
  • life partners (2014)
  • d.e.b.s. (2004)
  • desert hearts (1985)
  • i can’t think straight (2008)
  • show me love (1998)
  • the incredibly true story of two girls in love (1995)
  • the kids are all right (2010)
  • camp belvidere (2014)
  • me myself and her (2015)
  • appropriate behavior (2014)
  • gray matters (2006)
  • Archie comics
  • Izetta: The Last Witch
  • Yuri On Ice
  • Wandering Son
  • Ao Hana (warning: biphobia abound)
  • Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (hasn’t ended, but I doubt it’ll end badly)
  • Keijo!!!!!!!!
  • Flip Flappers
  • Once by Julia Heslin (I assume, haven’t read it yet)
  • Brooklynn 99 (hasn’t ended yet, but I doubt it’ll turn awful)
  • Sense 8
  • Better Than Chocolate
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

welcome to @dailybungou!

Hello y’all! We’re Christa (@akutagawah), Astral (@buraihas), and Jen (@sarukui) and we’d like to announce the launch of @dailybungou! We’re a new fanblog dedicated to the animanga series, Bungou Stray Dogs.

We will be tracking #bsdedit and #dailybungou!

A goal of ours is to become a platform uniting all content makers in the BSD fandom! Feel free to add either #bsdedit or #dailybungou to the first five tags of your post, and we’ll reblog your work onto the blog! This includes graphics, gifs, fanart, fanfics, official news, translations, etc.!

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