today in one image

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“Don’t mind me, I just take a quick peek at your dashboard every time you post…”

(icons free for use, credit is appreciated)

mendel: if you feel alright for ten minutes, feel alright for twenty minutes! feel alright for forty minutes! drop it and smile!!! why don’t you feel alright for the rest of your life?

jason: 

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These have been the best years of my life, and they are mine. Tomorrow is promised to no one, Doctor, but I insist upon my past. I am entitled to that. It’s mine.

I keep getting sponsored ads on Facebook for OUAT merch, and I’m pretty sure it’s all a scam. I’m sure I’m not the only one, and I know people have also been having their art stolen and put on shirts, so I want to make a post about it to avoid fans getting ripped off.

For example, here’s the one I saw today:

That’s a photoshopped image of Lana. She’s never worn that shirt. This photo is from when she was promoting her “Long Live The Queen” shirt, for charity, and tbh taking that photo and making it look like she’s promoting a shirt these guys are selling for profit is already kind of gross.

Then you go to the page where they’re selling the shirt and see this:

Oh, I guess people are buying it. It must be legit. Except, wait, if I click on the other shirt the same page was advertising

… there’s the exact same numbers. Because that’s not an actual tracker, it’s an image meant to trick you into thinking that these are legit numbers and that other people are buying these shirts.

So - be careful. Don’t take these things at face value. Look into who is selling these things and whether they’re resorting to any shady tricks like this, because if they are, chances are the product’s no good.

And another thing: stolen art makes for crappy products. The art you tend get on the internet is too small to result in a good print, so while it might look great on the product preview, in reality the print will be blurry and discoloured. If you want official merch, buy it from reputable places that carry it. If you want fan-made stuff, buy it from the artists’ store if they have one. Buy it from reputable sites and people you’ve heard of, not a Facebook “fan page” that doesn’t ever credit the artist who designed the shirt. You will get ripped off. There are even places out there who steal people’s art and pretend to sell it, but they’ll just take your money. Any page/site that posts a bunch of different products in a lot of different styles etc, without any artist name attached, is probably a bit shady.

So just keep a look out, and please make sure these things are legit before you give someone your money. And please signal boost if you can, this is something the fandom should know about!

To: A Friend

From: THE GRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT PAPYRUS! NYEHEHEH!

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

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.:.: floral ghost boy :.:.

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A small rant about art theft & using people’s stuff without their permission

I could give less of a flying fucking shit if a “friend” of yours linked something and you then used that as your icon for your YouTube Channel/Twitter/Tumblr/etc, give the artist some credit at least.  Right click that pic and google that shit.

If I can find the original artist of your icon in less than 2 minutes, you could have save the trouble and went through that time.  But no, a friend linked it, it as on facebook or twitter.  The artist won’t get recognition for their work.  


Oh and if you use someone’s fucking work as an icon for patreon, fucking delete your entire hard drive.

So forever ago, @sloth-draws gave me the prompt “admire” so of course I had to do something for the ot3. This is silly but I hope you like it! Thank you again for letting me write your Aracari, I love him

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This was altogether unfair. Dorian had just been minding his own business in the library attempting to get some work done when he happened to glance out of the window and all hope of concentration was immediately lost. He didn’t stand a chance. Ari and Elden were in the courtyard below sparring together; Ari all liethe muscle and fluid motion and Elden with his muscular bulk and strength. And they had even removed their shirts. Of course, the unusually hot weather could have been the cause of that, but Dorian had his suspicions.

He tried to turn away, to refocus on the book in his hand instead of the display below, but he could hear the clash of practice swords and the occasional laugh and inevitably his gaze was pulled back despite himself. Dorian never would have described either of them as cruel, but perhaps he had been too hasty in that assessment. To be doing this in clear view of the library windows they had to have planned this.

Dorian was gripped with the sudden urge to go join them. The three of them actually sparred together often, their different styles making things particularly interesting and resulting in it being educational as well as enjoyable. He quickly stomped that thought down however. He had important things to do and he most certainly did not feel left out. Besides, if they were trying to distract him, he was determined not to give in. It was a matter of pride at this point. He moved away from the window, trying not to listen, and just buried his face in his book.

Somehow he managed to succeed, becoming so engrossed in his studies that he didn’t even notice when silence fell outside. He didn’t realize they had finished until he heard the sound of laughter as Elden and Ari made their way into the rotunda. Dorian didn’t move to get up and instead lowered his book slightly to watch as they reached the top of the stairs, arm in arm, flushed from exertion but smiling and looking so content and happy. Dorian couldn’t help but smile but he was, however, disappointed to see they had both put their shirts back on. When their eyes fell on Dorian and he saw how they lit up, all other thought left his mind.

“Ah, I see you two have finally finished,” Dorian said, returning to his book, still stubbornly pretending to be uninterested. “I’ll have you know your little plan has failed”

“What plan?” Ari asked as he sat on the arm of Dorian’s chair. Elden dropped onto the ground beside them and leaned against Dorian knee. Dorian tried to suppress a sigh. Where they still at their little game then?

“Oh come now, the only way you could try harder to distract me is to carry me off. Really, practicing right outside the window was a bit much in my opinion.”

“Oh, I didn’t even realize,” Elden replied. He wasn’t the best liar and Dorian could see that he was being sincere.

“You shoulda joined us! Woulda been more fun than all this,”Ari said, gesturing vaguely at the piles of books and notes as he placed an elbow on Dorian’s shoulder as if he were an armrest. He didn’t seem to notice Dorian’s half-hearted glare, so he took Ari’s wrist and placed his arm around his shoulders instead.

“Wait, you didn’t think we were leaving you out, did you?” Elden asked suddenly, looking up at them with an adorably concerned expression.

“Don’t be silly,” Dorian said, leaning against Ari while he ran his free hand through Elden’s hair reassuringly. “If I wanted to join you both, I would have simply come down.”

“Still,” Elden said wretchedly.

“Maybe we shoulda asked first,” Ari said. “We could go another round now if ya want?”

“No, I certainly do not,” Dorian replied quickly. As unnecessary as it was, it was sweet of them to be so concerned.

They were all aware how easy it was to feel neglected with the three of them together, particularly when it was impossible to do everything together. Even after countless discussions, they were still so careful and Dorian couldn’t deny that it was endearing.

“We could help you with what you’re doing here then,” Elden offered. “As way of apology?”

“I think not,” Dorian laughed. Surrounded by them, their warmth and concern, he had once again lost all hope of concentration. Instead, he wanted to \ lighten the mood and wipe the concern from their faces. Perhaps he could afford to indulge a little. “Did you come here straight from the training ring? You are both thoroughly disgusting. How about we go get you both cleaned up, hmm?”

Dorian may have been exaggerating a touch, but it did the trick and the two of them seemed to relax again as Dorian disentangled himself from them and ushered them both towards the stairs. Once on their feet, Dorian looped his arms in theirs, feeling warm and content and oh so very fond and determined to make sure they knew how happy they made him.