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To Whom It May Concern (A New Musical/DEH Parody)

(From Broadwaysted Episode 54: Mike Faist and Will Roland get Broadwaysted)

I’ve Got My GPS Right Here!
Knocking on a Doorframe
For a Relatively Short Amount of Time
All The Best, This Guy
Baby Announcement
I Told Her (and She Didn’t Buy It at All)
Appear
I’m Totally Not Lost at All

To Break In (To a House)
Only Us, and Them, and Those People, and That Couple Over There
[Only in Moderation]
Words Facilitate a Perfect Description of What I’m Feeling at This Specific Moment
So Small/So Big
Finale [”Which is just a Newsies Megamix!”]

mutual denial spiritassassins, ad nauseum
  • Chirrut calls Baze ‘my darling’ and when Baze frowns and says ‘what did you call me?’ – because he assumes he heard wrong – Chirrut just says ‘your name’.
  • Baze is ticklish. Chirrut is forever poking at Baze’s feet and ribs because it always ends with them both rolling on the floor in a soft parody of a fistfight.
  • some of the other Guardians have started keeping tallies of every time they mention each other in conversation. the average is three dozen times a day each.
reylo, a manifesto pt. II: welcome to the rollercoaster ride to hell

Thanks to everyone for your responses to the first reylo, a manifesto post. It was reinvigorating to know that many of you are as new to fandom as I am–coming into it at a similarly adult age, and just as mildly obsessed.

Before we begin I want to acknowledge my mistake in attempting to define our collective (a very glaring logical error). It’s sufficient to say we’re all people who appreciate Rey and Kylo Ren’s dynamic within The Force Awakens, and that we see it as the first step of many which will define the new trilogy. Whatever anyone says, this isn’t speculation as much as it is fact.

Whether we “ship” it, whether or not the hero/villain dynamic remains, redemption or not, ‘reylo’ is about this relationship being a crux of the new story. It is about the age-old battle of light vs. dark taking on a form new to the films but not to the Star Wars universe. In canon we have it represented in the relationships of Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress, Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree. In Legends we have Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker, Darth Revan and Bastila Shan, and so many other examples in which opposites clash, attract, and then ultimately work together for the greater good of the galaxy. The chemistry and power in this dynamic is infinitely more interesting than that between cousins or siblings–a fact which seems to have been lost on most …

Dead Red Herring

… which brings us to the one other thing that we agree on almost unanimously: the “Rey Skywalker” theory is dead (and beginning to smell, on account of it being a red herring that was put out of it’s misery months ago). 

Originally posted by gameraboy

Most of the arguments supporting it have been deflated with the release of Claudia Gray’s Bloodline. Foremost among the canonical shifts the book brought is the fact that Rey was left on Jakku a long time before Ben Solo’s fall and Luke’s disappearance which had yet to occur 6 years before TFA. All theories of why or how Luke would have abandoned his child in the hands of Unkar Plutt, on a harsh, remote world–or why she thinks of him only as a myth–involve Gordian knots of speculation, deception, mind erasure, and questionable mothers. The simplest solution is the most likely: she is not his daughter.

That won’t stop people from clinging to the desperate hope that it’s true, but it certainly makes it unlikely. The mere fact that most people presumed Rey Skywalker before and after the film should tell you that this plot point was doomed from conception. If this had been the planned twist of the story, it would show up now as a whimper–not a bang. This is not good storytelling, or at least not as the basis for a franchise worth billions.

So while some may feel it’s too early to celebrate the end of this theory-crafting disaster, I sure as hell am going to. For those of us who’ve spent the last 5 months being told we were incest-loving idiots for even questioning it this news is a sweet, sweet victory. All evidence points elsewise, whether you want to believe it or not. 

If I have to eat my hat in one and half years, so be it. It’s enough for me that in the past few weeks we’ve seen the larger Star Wars fan base begin to imagine a story which doesn’t rely on the false premise of Rey’s parentage. As more of the indentured fans acknowledge this possibility we should also begin to see honest and open discussion on what effect this will have on perceptions of the film and its characters by the general public. 

Before this happens, however, I want to discuss where we stand as a fandom.

This small, but dedicated niche of the Star Wars community emerged out of a need to share our interpretation of the film with others–most specifically those who wouldn’t mock us immediately without hearing what we had to say about it. In the past month we’ve seen a gradual shift in the public attitude towards it–but just barely. In a way, it feels like this battle has only just begun.

In the past we’ve dealt with two issues: the “spiral of silence” which naturally quells opinion, and the need to appeal to authority for clarifications on the new canon. Both have worked together, in a way, to stifle our voices.

We know the appeal to authority can only be resolved by the occasional tidbit from The Powers That Be. As we’ve seen over the past few months, every time one of these breadcrumbs is dropped the whole flock gets excited and, inevitably, agitated.

The off-the-cuff statements made by people like J.J. Abrams and Pablo Hidalgo get picked apart until there’s barely anything left before being dismissed as “misdirection” or “misleading.” This response makes sense when we’re dealing with the most tightly guarded, NDA-bound story in film history. If anything, it should make it abundantly clear that we are not going to get the answers we need–or at least not any ones people will sign their souls over for.

So what do we, really, have power over? We can present our theories, our ideas, our thoughts, our interpretations, and our feelings in a clear and logical way. We have the power to stand up for what we believe in–even if it’s as simple and seemingly inconsequential as a different reading of a film.

Hence my question from the end of manifesto pt. 1 remains–and will continue to: how do we take our place within the larger Star Wars fandom as a legitimate faction without compromising the argument that “reylo” is more than just a ship?

I’m going to present a few barriers I’ve seen to this, only to try and spark discussion on this topic. As always–I’m just another person of many. You may not share my agenda, or my experience.  Hopefully you will be interested in adding to it or contradicting it. You’re all a part of this–so many of you much more than I am.

Agree to Disagree

For me, personally, the Tumblr reylo community has been a safe space. Besides the perpetual reposts of NSFW content (enjoyable, of course, but forcing me to hide my phone screen at all times in public) most people in the fandom have approached the topics I’m interested in with intellectual and respectful commentary.

But this little corner of the internet is insular. Homogeneity is comforting even as it can stifle creativity and discourage people from sharing opposing viewpoints. In the worst scenarios it turns people into parodies, repeating the same arguments ad nauseam. This is especially fruitless when directed at those who have no intention of listening.

Originally posted by scarecroe

It’s something I’ve felt very hypocritical of late on, mostly because I’ve waxed pedantic on one medium only to remain silent on all others. But I’ve realized recently that I’ve kept my distance from attempting to represent my viewpoints in a public sphere for a simple reason: the mountain of evidence that I have climbed over the past year isn’t something I’m going to be able to bury others in quickly or concisely. Even if I were blessed with the ability to write a compelling < 500 word argument, the fact that most people will ignore it or deride it is the norm.

Consuming media in today’s age generally means being much too excited for something to come out, processing one’s positive and negative feelings for a few days or weeks, and moving on. A general audience can’t relate to the need to dig through tons of supplementary materials for the little bits of canonical value one needs to shore up theorycrafting bets. The film Prometheus is a wonderful example of why expecting people to experience a story this way doesn’t work. Though we live in an age where trailers give away key plot points and major news networks reveal spoilers we have to assume the average person just doesn’t give a shit.

Originally posted by boysaresuicidal2

Much more than that–while meta-textual content mining is some people’s drug of choice, you can be sure that it is anathema to those who have fixated on their own interpretations as being right.

I’m not limiting this judgement to those who disagree with or dislike “reylo”. Even within our own community we have to combat the entropy that inevitably sets in as we accept one viewpoint over another. Discussions around the #Ashgate and #Reygate events last month (and I will happily continue to support adding -gate to anything as a tongue-in-cheek reminder not to take ourselves too seriously) quickly devolved into how incompetent the writers/creators were in feeding the public misinformation or conflicting narratives.

From an objective view, this minutiae doesn’t really matter. So why does it become end-all be-all for some of us? There’s a simple enough solution: we have to be prepared for differences in our interpretation. Not only that–we should welcome them. Disagreement is what inspires us to create. A stable state generally equals an unchallenged state. This is boring, and if you adhere to the ideal of a Socratic seminar, not good for logical discourse.

Meta is a discussion, not a diatribe. There is always the option to disagree and to do so respectfully and openly. There’s a pithy saying that there are no bad ideas: the real meaning is that it’s easy to criticize. In doing so, we can easily shut down opinions before they are fully formed. It is important for our community to continue to spread the love of discussion. By doing so we’ll drown out the people more concerned with spreading their one-dimensional rhetoric.

On the subject of those loud voices–they aren’t going away any time soon. They are a normal now expected part of fandom culture, and although their behavior can be abhorrent the people behind them are just people. There are very simple and effective ways to deal with them–the first and foremost being to not take them personally, or seriously, unless they deserve it.

Upping the “Anti”

As we’ve witnessed since December–once the initial cacophony of a new fandom begins to fade, a second wave crashes in. As many of these people were unable to find anything to change their minds on their initial takeaway of the film, it’s likely they’ll continue to adhere to their prejudices. They’ll bring their understanding of the material and what they liked about it to the discussion, but unless they are presented with and/or acknowledge past evidence they are going to assume your viewpoint is defined by the same precepts.

Originally posted by xxchanelx

They may like many of the things that you do. Or maybe they won’t like the same things–but are unfortunately so immature they don’t understand that putting effort into hating something shows a degree of obsession and investment far more advanced than the average fan. Regardless of motive, on Tumblr they’ll use your tags, your anon asks, your spaces, and they will dump their vitriol into the ether like screaming marmots. Here’s an example, courtesy of @ohtze

They are young (or old), they don’t know any better (or maybe they do). They are antis, they are us, they are no one. This is the internet: where everyone is wrong, the points are made up, and trolls are hiding under absolutely every rock. If this troubles you, you might need to consider finding a new sphere to operate within. This is not a gentle place, for anyone.

But that does not mean we can’t make it a better place for everyone. Remember, if a person’s arguments have resorted to ad hominem attacks or other logical fallacies, they have already lost the battle. This is true for all parties involved; becoming antagonistic does not bode well for making a point. I suggest not trying to fight fire with fire unless you are absolutely comfortable with the possibility of being burnt. I do however, suggest informed response.

If you are harassed by certain parties, please make sure you defend yourself with date-stamped screenshots of this behavior (bullies cannot delete screenshots) and use the Tumblr report function when necessary to report hate speech, threats, or other violations of community guidelines.

Much more importantly, for those of you dealing with harassment or bullying from without or within the community, now or in the past, I want to send you a very direct message: we’re here with you. If you need to talk or vent or share what you’ve gone through, please feel free to do so–including privately, to me. I will be happy to listen and empathize, and I’m sure many others witnessing this thread will offer the exact same thing. This is a safe space insofar as we create it to be.

It’s Just a Ride

On a final note, let’s remember that you alone can know and understand your love and appreciation for the film and its characters. Don’t let the judgments or doubts of others interfere upon those ideas. Read them, study them, respond to them (if they deserve it) but don’t think for a moment that someone has it figured out better than you. Or vice versa. The moment you assume that power as it relates to someone, is the moment this ceases to be a community and starts becoming a collective. 

We are not the Borg–we are all going to have different voices, opinions, theories, etc. This strengthens our position vs. undermining it because it completely detonates any criticism that we have not considered all perspectives.

And while I understand the need for validation from the creators and creative executives when there is a large portion of the internet directing baseless prattle in your direction, I want to reassure you that such responses have no bearing on a story that is already written.

The marmots will keep on screaming until no one bothers to listen to them. In the meantime, let’s continue to celebrate the effort the fans have put into understanding and extracting information from the film and supplementary materials. I promise you that at least some of it is right. More than likely, we’re ahead of the curve in recognizing the subtext of the story and having an appreciation for it. When the day comes when the general audience is forced to re-evaluate their perceptions, you can be sure they’ll be looking back through the archives to question what it was they missed.

Originally posted by so-sinnlos-wie-mathe

As one last personal note–I am going to freely admit that I have no idea what I am doing in a fandom. I am the magical age most of you that are also new to this have listed: early 30s. I am the unapologetic casual even as I cosplay and seek out autographs from my favorite comics artists. I’d separated myself from the identity of fan–probably because of how much backlash I experienced as a teenager in embodying it.

As I’ve come to realize my own identity now within a fandom, I’ve begun to realize how deterministic and limiting my original assumption of being a fan was. You don’t have to like everything, or agree with everything, or follow everything, or care about everything, to be a fan.

If you are like me, as you slip into this role you’ll grow more comfortable with its linguistics, with this identity and its quirks. And you’ll also grow to resent it, because it will have an entirely different meaning for other people–people who feel the need to tout the longevity or depth of their interest as some kind of measuring stick by which all others must be judged. Like the people who think their personal megalomania can permeate any farther than their computer screen–they are just marmots. Don’t listen to them. Be a fan as you want to be.

Since this has become part of my identity again, my need to share that with other people has grown. I can’t thank you enough for being the funniest, most whimsical, and most welcoming bunch of people I’ve met in the hell that is the internet. With that said, I’m taking a step back for the months of May and June. I’ll be working on a fan-fiction project that is as near and dear to me as writing meta. I’ll be bolstering my understanding of the films and characters and stories others have put so much time and effort into exploring in order to understand their meaning for me.

I largely encourage you to pursue something similar, rather than looking for validation externally or arguing with marmots. But if you feel the need to do so please check out the Reylo Meta Library 2.0 and the wide variety of authors and viewpoints which spiderweb away from these works. We have a fabulous group of people within the TFA fandom who support our community and combat disinformation daily: @starwarsnonsense @bastila-bae @ohtze @emperorpalpantene @seankayos @and-then-bam-cassiopeia @oldadastra @reylosource @starwars-hell @peace-passion-reylo @gwendy85 @thehermitsacedia @leicsfox @millicentthecat @official-reylo  @huntedbyacreature @avenrue @dearmisskitty … to name only a scant few of the amazing people in this community. My apologies if this is a short list on account of it being late and my brain being fuzzy–so please feel free to tag additional awesome people in the comments as an introduction for those new to the fandom and welcome them in joining us in Limbo for the next few years. 

Originally posted by absinthundrosen

We have all made a strong case for our reasons in believing in the principles at work here, whether they are canon or not. I can tell you for an absolute fact that people from all sides of the globe wouldn’t have written close to a textbook length volume of interpretative non-fiction without having a very clear and informed understanding of what they’d experienced. 

Nothing matters so much as much as our experience and enjoyment of TFA and the continuation of the new Star Wars canon. And nothing that happens from here until the credits roll on Episode XI is going to change that. So buckle up and enjoy the ride–this is just a ride after all. 

I’m so glad to be on it with you.

You, Me & Our Precious Baby (Outtakes)

I remembered that I’ve got some early drafts of the Family AU that never made it to the end cut. So I edited them into something readable, some of them are heavily dialogue-based because I haven’t decided on the writing style back then. But they all belong to the Family universe :3

Pairing: Mainly Haruki x Isuke, mentions of other characters

Summary: “Haruki NO” “Haruki YES" 

Words: ~1600

Tags: Fluff, Parody, Family, Nonsense

“Oh my God Haruki, stop feeding Pocky to our baby, she isn’t even three months old!”

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anonymous asked:

Can I ask what you had in mind for rwbytalia? I've never heard of rwby before and was wondering how you apply it to hetalia. Also, since I have no money and you have a partnership with YouTube now, then would refreshing your videos and watching a bunch of ads help you? It may sound weird but if it helps you I'd gladly do it!

maybe, i dunno the logistics of how effective that would be but i think so!!

also, i dont wanna spoil tooooo much of my crossover with RWBYtalia, but i can give you some common details~!

Arthur = Ruby

Francis = Weiss

Matthew = Blake

Alfred = Yang

RULES I HAVE FOR THIS AU:

  • each character that will be replaced wont take on the personality of the character. (i.e, Arthur won’t act like Ruby. Arthur will still be Arthur.) the character is just taking on the ROLE.
  • characteristics from the original RWBY cast can shift to another character in the crossover. (i.e, Matthew isn’t secretly a faunus. but someone else is…) ((also also, Francis doesn’t have Weiss’ scar, someone else does…))
  • this may be obvious, but weapons can shift around too. or the weapon can be completely new! (i.e, Arthur has a gun-bow!)
  • another obvious tidbit; relationships arnt gonna be the same as they are in RWBY. (ie. Arthur isnt related to Alfred, but Alfred and Matthew are twins.)
  • the story will follow the same path as the one in RWBY, so until RWBY ends (or the story it’s going for is clear), i will not have a set story in place. this is just in case a plot point is revealed/added in later in the series that doesn’t fit into the crossover! does that make any sense??

WHAT I HAVE PLANNED FOR THE VIDEOS:

there will be 4-5 videos in total. each video will parody the original RWBY trailers, revealing one at a time the cast of RWBYtalia. the (secret-ish) 5th one will be my own story for the crossover (which may or may not actually be done).

each video will be an ANIMATIC, and will maybe be turned into a full-colored MMD animation. ~secrets secrets~

once i have everything planned, i will put up a separate video asking for VOICE ACTORS. i have the audio for the trailers, but i want to replace the voices with people that actually sound like the FACE family (and more). **DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED ONCE I POST THAT VIDEO, DON’T ASK ME ABOUT THIS**


aaaand yeah! those are the details i am willing to share on this project. if i get any more asks related to RWBYtalia, i will link to this post!

❤ thank you guys for being so interested in this silly crossover of mine~! ❤

let’s get a little deep here

13th June 2013 to present day (8th May 2016).

That gives roughly three years of bangtan bombs.

How much time have we actually spent over these years physically watching them?

If you’ve watched every bomb… that’s about 7½ hours worth of bts. 7½ hours over the span of 3 years of watching their everyday life. Let’s not even get to MV’s/shows/V app for now.

If you’ve watched them all twice… 15 hours.

Do you know how many times you’ve watched them?

Let’s use me as an example. I’m the type to re-watch a bomb about 20 times when it first comes out. If I see a bomb in my recommended, I’ll click it. I’ll search them when I’m bored, hungry, sad, angry, happy. Let’s generalise this and use the number 30.

If I’ve lived my life watching every bomb 30 times… That’s 225 hours of bangtan. That’s 9 days and 9 hours straight.

1059 days of bangtan’s official existence and the videos that literally made my life can be crammed into less than 10 days.

Isn’t that weird? Even though there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of bangtan, even though I never end a day without listening to their songs, looking at them, or laughing along with them–the times that I’ve watched their bombs can be fit into less than 10 days.

How amazing is it that such a short moment in life can change everything about a person.

And think about it: if you added the amount of time you’ve spent listening to their songs, watching shows with them in it, fan vids, memes, fanfic, solo songs, jacket shoots, pics, cracks, vines, parodies etc., how much time have you actually physically spent with BTS? Wow.

Sorry for the long post, here is a pic of kookie’s bad hairdo

sabakunogaaraai  asked:

i have a question! on page 5 of night at the loodseum, are those dualscar's horns on the wall? and is what equius is showing karkat basically a 'shroud of turin' type analogue from the sufferer? cuz that's what it looks like...

Haha yah, when I did that page I had NO IDEA people were going to flip out so much over Dual Scar’s horns. The original prompt I was given just called for “a history of horns” (and I think that was either meant to be various styles of head-horns or the evolution of juggalo horns), but the panel was so small I couldn’t make it fit. Opting for an easy and readable visual (Crooked Ampora horns in the juggalo section) made sense… but then, wow, it really blew up :O There are so many little winks and nods in that panel! I would have added more if I’d had more time and more space.

Also yeah, that’s absolutely a shroud of Turin joke. the original prompt on that one was for it to be a shroud of turin parody (wiped on an old, ragged and sweaty towel), but I couldn’t get the sweaty towel to read very clearly (and I was rushed for time, page 5 was the very last one I did) so I actually used one of my personal hobby fanarts for that image and overlayed the old-shroud texture on it.

it was this fanart:

It was quicky-edited (hood removed), inverted and overlayed on. Some people are choosing to read a lot of meaning and what-ifs into it, just as well some people are taking the panel as a wink-wink fun nudge to the ancestors. Both ways are totally fun paths to go down!

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Fair and I created this a long time ago; Buy My Pools - Be Prepared Parody

As previously said, it’s based of the Lion King’s song, Be Prepared. :3

Along with Fair and I creating the lyrics for the parody, I drew some art to go with it so I’ve added that too, above! ^-^ Hope you like ♥

Nilesy as Scar
and
Sjin and Sips as Shenzi and Banzai

End of an Era [aka this title sounds more dramatic or epic that my silly channel deserves]

My YouTube Channel StevRayBro is going to be going through some changes this January, I’m moving from making art and animation videos to more editorials videos similar to reviews. I recently made a video about it, and I’ve received 98% support with a few people hurt by my actions. Though, it may not have helped that I branded the video to make it look like I was going to exclusively talk about Steven Universe from now on. Which, in the actual video I say otherwise, but a few commenters still made it aware that they’re happy with my SU exclusive plans and a few not so happy.

I mostly did that because I suspected a lot of commenters only look at thumbnails, titles, and not the video for information. This is true for both fans and critics of Steven Universe.

But yes, I did put in the towel of for my channel being about my own animations, which was always the main goal. Why? Because I animate so often for other people that at the end of the day… I don’t feel like animating for my own YouTube channel. Well partial because I wouldn’t make anything on ad rev regarding the time and effort I put into the video and what I would have to do to be success on the platform doesn’t really interest me. I feel like I may have missed my Pokemon Parody and Mario eats mushrooms and get high stage of my animation career. I do want to start making and telling stories. And with most conditions of Youtube, if its not something long, easy to produce, and pop-corn entertainment, it won’t do well. There are exceptions, but they’re small and far from each other.

Now note, I’m saying I’m not animating anything for YOUTUBE. I’m going to still animate, just with different goals in mind. I’m storyboarding a short that may to have a theatrical run in the Midwest due to a sponsorship with a friend from Pop Con. And I have plans to start working on some comic stuff for the summer. So I’m not quitting being an artist, in fact I’m finally embracing it. 

At the end of the day, making videos where I talk about what I liked about cartoons is a lot of fun. It does better on Youtube and the ad revenue is very nice. And I want to stress this decision isn’t entirely based on ad rev, though I would be lying if it wasn’t a factor. But as soon as you bring that into the equation people are ready to jump the gun. I’m sure I’ll get some comments about being a sell out or why can’t YouTube be a hobby. Or that I’m being selfish.

But the thing is…  I’m honestly only still making videos because I care about you guys. Outside of October-December 2014 where I made out like a bandit; which is mostly thanks to the FNAF craze, Fourth Quarter CPM hype, and Wade being cool enough to reupload the animations he paid me to make on my own channel. I don’t make all that much from my channel. And the reviews is me to trying to keep entertaining people who have been followed me this entire time. 

I’m trying to rediscover having fun with Youtube. And wasn’t that the main thing we all wanted? Besides this video talking about the change has got’n more comments than most of my videos; so its obviously for the better! 

anonymous asked:

Is that Paper vid real?? I swear it's like a group sixth form project for an A Level media studies course. So derivative and un-ironically try-hard.

‘weed is sexy’ lmao that’s so cool mom

I legit laughed out loud when the words “WEED IS SEXY” flashed across the screen. Have you ever been around weed? Never once have I ever been like “You know John, that weed you’ve got there really oozes a certain sexuality. An animal magnetism.” 

That ad is the very definition of 

Zayn’s image is veering towards self parody at this point. I would expect this as an SNL parody or an ad for “Sex Panther” (60% of the time, it works every time!).

I haven’t even seen this article yet, and I’m already tired. It’s going to be the exact same thing that the majority of Zayn’s print magazine articles are: Beautiful photos that try hard and a shit article.  Genuinely, his whole image is just a bunch of stereotypes of what some people in a boardroom think POC and the average R&B fan might want, and I guess to them that means weed and sex. My biggest goal for 2017 on this blog (because 2016 is already a wash), is to stop being so secondhand embarrassed for everyone involved.

Also, does it constantly need to be hipster mags? I get that the hipster magazines fit the Cool Mom Zayn image (he goes against the grain! Cool Mom Zayn doesn’t need your capitalistic boy band swill!), but I also think they serve the purpose that it’s easier to control your print narrative with a smaller hipster publication. The publicity said hipster magazine will get is priceless as well. I would also assume you’re going to get final article approval, and that helps too, because a larger publication like Spin or Rolling Stone (or even Idolator) is going to have you run the risk of the writer going against your narrative, and you can’t have that. 

The article’s contents are also virtually identical from interview to interview: Zayn™ Loves Wimmin, Weed and is #Real and #Free, and you can see how identical the narratives are played out in blurbage from each of his interviews.

There’s weed:

There’s the moment when he’s #Real:

The moment when you find out he either never wanted to be in the band or hates 1D:

There’s wimmin:

And then there’s me at home, reading it with this face:

Someone took a 30k fic I wrote back in my fanfiction days (mostly parody fics, because I’m cool) and reposted it, changing all the names so that it was about some random band, and added a really grotesque sex scene. The hell?! Of all the fics you could steal, you take a parody Teen Wolf one and make it sexy? Plagiarism is never cool, but c'mon. That’s just weird.

They cross posted it on Wattpad (I filed a copyright claim and got it removed) and it had about 28k combined views. Mine has over 80k on one platform. Good luck next time, you creepy thief.

Update: either AO3 responded really quickly and removed it after I reported it, or the user deleted it after I asked. The user’s name is / was cazyloveslouis on Archive of Our Own and their Wattpad name is / was louislays. If anyone knows who this creep is, I’d love to talk to them about the merits of creativity.