trying out posting them to tumblr

Heres the best post I can do on my phone:

Hi, I’m Shenko and I’ve been doing the Cantrell blog thing since like 2015 (and fantrolls themselves since 2013).

I have loads of fantrolls (well over 100 by my count) but only usually only see like 3-4. I’m trying to get more of them developed though!

In order, I prefer rping through Discord, Pesterchum, and Tumblr.

If you also are a fantrolls blog too, consider liking or reblogging this post. I’ll check out your blog and we can talk maybe. :0

P.S: I also run the Fantroll Community Discord server (to some level of success maybe), which you can find a link to on my blog.

It’s Always Good To Share Other People’s Art....

Rather than just checking out the most popular or the most trending thing online. Try discovering new things….

After all, we all know that sucky feeling when the post that we submit doesn’t receive that much attention online….So, why not help those who feel the same way and give them a like.

EVEN BETTER !

Reblogging their post is even a way better option ! After all, sharing is caring !

Also, with your likes and shares ! Not only your giving them the chance to gain more awareness but your also helping them increase their self-esteem !

Bottom illustration done @alexander-lr-art

Important information for Content Creators on Tumblr (Last Updated June 23, 2017)

okay i know ive posted alot about this just now, but now that ive got it more or less figured out I’m gonna make a better post here and include the tags relevent to my interactions in it to ensure no one else in my fandoms/communities are blindsided like i was. 

I encourage you to make your own, or to just recopy this, tagging the fandoms and communities important to you!

CONTENT CREATORS: TUMBLR IS HIDING YOUR POSTS!

If you make a post with external links, your post will be hidden from searches. If you make a post and link to your redbubble, no one can search for your post. If you make art and link it to your deviantart or artstation, no one can search for you post. If you make any post and just throw on a “hey here is where you find me!” no one can search that post. If you want to recommend a fic or a youtube video, no one can search your post, if you… hell you get the idea. Tumblr has completely shut down content creators on this hellsite and its fucking infuriating.

I have just confirmed that the post type “Link” also does not show up in the tags. Thats right, there is an ENTIRE TYPE OF TUMBLR POST that cannot be searched. G-FUCKING-G TUMBLR.

EDIT: Okay! I have done more testing (and a video to go along with it) and at this point i can say that this is still very real, but that it only affects links to specific websites, presumably ones that tumblr doesn’t have added to some sort of “internal whitelist” of safe sites. 
I would suggest if you intend to continue tagging, to maintain a very very unique tag and use it to keep tabs on your work to ensure they are continuing to show up.
In the meantime, I will do my best to keep a list here of links verified to work, and ones verified to not work. Please feel free to comment on the post or reblog if you have your own experiences!

Also there has been confirmation that this change affects posts regardless of posting date. So it’ll hide posts made before the update went into affect; expected but good to confirm!

Edit (6/1/2017): working with someone to try to determine why an image is being hidden from the tag regardless of if it has text or a link or anything. The image in question should have worked, we tried reposting, we tried changing the file name, it still didn’t show up. Finally we changed it from a .png to a .jpg and it worked! So we thought we stumbled on something but, i posted one of my images in a test tag, as a jpg, as a png and as a transparent png and all showed up. So sometimes posts arent showing up for other reasons that have yet to be discovered (just because tumblr is shit it would seem)

Edit (6/23/2017):  So it looks like certain links might only show up in certain searches.

in this case the etsy link only showed up in recent, not in popular and not in text posts. 

Also if you wanted to try to include a non linked post in the description such as a url with the dots obfuscated by parenthesis then you have to do both the www(.) and the (.)com, one or the other will still find your post blocked.

in short using any links whatsoever COULD be problematic, using no links at all could be, but will probably increase the chances of your post being seen.

In general Tumblr’s search is absolutely degenerating, seemingly with each passing day.

WHAT TO DO?

It shuts down posts with external links, so at first i assumed internal links would be fine. and they are. if you make a page on your tumblr blog called like /links or something you can certainly link to that. But in that way you run into an issue, tumblr mobile is a piece of shit and cant load tumblr pages, and itll just take you back to the mainblog any time you try.

The best solution ive found so far is put all your relevent links in your blog description like so:

and then in every content post, call tumblr out for being a piece of shit and direct them to the links in your blog description.

Edit: In the top right hand side of photo posts you can click on it and include a single link as “source” that should work if you have one link neccessary. though if you need more you are still SOL. Find it like so:

It will appear in dash format at the bottom left of the post:

in desktop them view where it can be found, or if it can be found, varies by theme.

CONTENT CREATOR SUPPORTERS

It is important now more than ever on this hellsite that you try to support your artist and content creators, reblog as much as possible, look to find them on websites off this piece of shit, and generally do your best to spread the word and support them, since tumblr itself is trying to silence them! 

I HAVE AN ACCOMPANYING POST HERE WITH A VIDEO UPDATE AND INFORMATION PLEASE CHECK IT OUT.

person of color: hey wouldn’t it be cool if angels were represented as brown or black more often–

edgy whites who went to a week of bible study 15 yrs ago and regurgitate all their Superior Knowledge from textually inaccurate all-caps tumblr posts written by supernatural fans: um…… ACTUALLY :) angels don’t look like HUMANS they look like ELDRITCH NIGHTMARES™ that MELT YOUR BRAIN OUT so stop giving them skin colors :) try a few animal heads instead :) don’t forget the eyeballs :) 

Small tips that make a (healthier) difference

Hey you! I dare you to try your best to follow this checklist tomorrow! But hey! Not so fast. Why not try it again the next day (and every day after that)? Sometimes it’s the smaller changes that can in fact help improve our health and wellbeing, especially when we think we’re short of time. School stressing you out? Everything is going to be ok. Try a few little things here. Tick everything off that you completed! Tell me how it goes for you!

This was a spontaneous post and I’ve found that I’ve been making errors in my posts recently! Plz correct me bc I am an egg. Hope u like it anyway.


Morning:

  • Wake up as soon as you do naturally or when your alarm goes off. Make your bed! Open the blinds!
  • Get out of bed and s t r e t c h – all the way from the very tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes. (Trust me, this feels good)
  • Set your intention for the day. This might be weird for some, but try it. Example: Today I will be productive. I will be focused on my tasks and I will take the time to relax when needed. It doesn’t have to be as complicated – Example 2: I can do this. Remind yourself again.
  • Eat breakfast. A MUST. Try my favourite: eggs (poached, scrambled or fried) on toast with avocado or baked beans. Yes. We are on a roll today.
  • Drink one full glass of water within the hour of waking (don’t down it all in one go though!).
    • Add 1/8 of a lemon to this. Lemon is great to alkalise the body and getting that digestive system of yours goin! This will flush out toxins in the body and support your immune system too!
      • Side note: Wait half an hour before brushing your teeth after this (or maybe do it before) because lemons are acidic after all and can probably do some damage to your shiny whites.
  • Try having a water bottle by your bedside and beside you throughout the day as a constant reminder to drink water as you see it. Trust me, this has helped improve my water intake a lot.
  • Organise your day. What are your plans? What are of priority and what are not? Try brain dumping this, and then organising each task/item into a list, categorised in importance. This will help decrease stress throughout the day and easy referral back to this list.
  • Dress in some lovely clothes! Your fave sweater and some cool black tights? 100%!! What about that pretty skirt you like with a nice top? HECK YEAH!!!

Midday:

  • Lunchtime! Eat again. Wholesome foods are an absolute must whenever you can.
  • Aim for 3-4 cups of water by lunchtime (inclusive of the glass of lemon water you had this morning).
  • Remember that intention you set this morning? Say it again.
  • Throw a compliment at someone. Be genuine. This will have a butterfly effect. If someone throws one at you to – don’t disagree! Say thank you. You rock, don’t doubt that.
  • Are there any ticks beside those tasks on your checklist from this morning? I hope so!
  • Throw in a random burst of exercise! In public too – who cares! Pick one of these: 50 starjumps! 3 sets of 10 squats! A quick walk around outdoors!

Arvo (/Afternoon… Straya):

  • Hit that 3pm slump? Same. Here are a few ideas to get you going, especially coming home from a long day:
    • NAP! 15-20 mins. No longer. No less. Be strict here or your sleep pattern might go funny and we don’t want that. (And groggy headaches are gross)
    • Exercise! This is so fundamental to our health and wellbeing. Try out short pilates videos (no equipment) here (that as living proof, work) or some really cool yoga videos here, here, and here. Yoga is great. Try this daily. Or take a brisk walk for 30 minutes  = wake up your brain, pick up your mood AND burn some fat. C’mon, go get your shoes!
    • Have a healthy snack, such as those listed in this great post by @tbhstudying. Get your brain and bod going, my friends!
  • Write down your to do list for any work, study or event related things that you need to complete this afternoon. Set out all your equipment, sort out your papers from the day and get organised!
  • Clear your (bedroom/bed/desk/floor/work/closet) space for 5 minutes every day. I’m guessing that you’ve started to pile a few things here like I do. This will save you time and help maintain cleanliness, staving away from the complicated stress that comes from having to reorganise just about everything which we all know to hate when we’re busy with other things.
  • Have you had your 5th and 6th cups of water of the day yet? Get to it!
  • Sit up straighter and you’ll look more confident and feel more confident. Your back will also be very grateful for this.

Night:

  • Continue all your extra to-dos. Get this done. You can do it!
  • Make sure to put something in your body guys. I’m talking food here by the way… don’t let that sentence mislead you! This is especially important for those of you probably thinking “I’ll just eat later” or “I’m not hungry”.  Eat. EAT NOW. PleASE.
  • Spend some quality time with your family. How’s their day been? Tell them about yours too.
  • Glasses of water No. 7, 8 and beyond should be here.
  • Prep your meals, lists, notes, outfits, etc. for the next day. Getting these things sorted now will help you get it out of the way and save you time!
  • Settle down a little. It’s time to wiiiind doooooooownnn. Read a book. Scroll through Tumblr (aaayeee!) – but not too deep into the pits okay guys. Watch a little TV.
  • I know a lot of posts say to switch off 1-2 hours before bed. If you’re literally glued to your electronics, try switching off 5 minutes earlier every day and replace that with something else. What about doing your prep items for the next day (listed two points back!!)? Or, do get those pesky chores out the way.
    • Side note: Cleaning your room often will help freshen it, get rid of itchy dust and decrease the chances of bugs and other smol random things to crawl around your room. (If that’s not a little motivation then I’m not sure what is…). It’ll also keep your space maintained so you don’t have to do it all at once. *Shudders* Plus the likelihood of those gross germs from the world hanging around and building up in there is a no-no.
  • Sleep! 7-8 hours. Your body will thank you for it. CRUCIAL for healthy brain and body function. Plus your mood and skin will improve (i.e. gOODBYE EYEBAGS and hELLO GLOWING SKIN).
    • Side note: I see you reading this at 12am when you should be sleeping. I see you.

I hope this has helped you guys a little or at least inspired you to make a small change to your daily routine! Try doing a few items here (e.g. glass of lemon water, sitting up straighter, 8+ cups of water) and record this on a habit tracker! The smallest changes often have the greatest effects!

Don’t forget to let me know how you go.

Kalyisah (@studywithkal)

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“Took you guys long enough.”

This was a blast of a commission to work on! Its so nice finally seeing/drawing them together… ;o;

SPEEDPAINT:

(Like this and want something like it for you? Check out my commission post for more information!)

just studyblr things
  1. scrolling through the reblogs of ur posts to see if anyone left cute comments in the tags (literally me every time bc i have no life lol)
  2. studying at gorgeous libraries (hELLO SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY)
  3. buying wAY too much expensive stationery (even if you can’t afford it like me lmao)
  4. having the image of being organized on tumblr but being totally overwhelmed irl (cough me cough)
  5. taking way too many extracurriculars and honors or ap classes but still making time to binge watch shows (heLLO me right there)
  6. buying books but never reading them so the ‘to be read’ list just keeps getting longer 
  7. spending too much time trying to find the right angles and lighting for studyspo pics
  8. blushing and smiling profusely when one of the big studyblrs reblogs your post and the notes just,,,, explode
  9. arranging your pens in just the right way so it looks like they spilled out of your pencil case aesthetically
  10. making posts about positivity and anti procrastination when really,,, you’re just trying to use your own advice too 
Steven Universe Ship Tribute!

Well here it is! 17 selected artists helped put this all together into one HUGE masterpost! Every piece on here is amazing and I can’t thank all of them enough! I hope this is not only a good celebration of the ships of SU, but also a great way of promoting all these talented artists! 

For the last 2 artists, who haven’t submitted yet, you still can and I will edit your pieces into the post.

DO NOT REPOST ANYTHING ON THIS POST!

Warning: it’s a long scroll! Reblogs are VERY much appreciated. Enjoy! :D

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idk why this should need to be said about callout posts but:

  • if you don’t have did, don’t call out someone for “faking a system”
  • if you’re an adult, don’t make a callout post for someone younger than 16.
  • understand that minors on this site may be influenced by what others say about mental health and sexual activity, so be patient and explain right and wrong if someone is doing something you don’t agree with
  • do not write a callout post without at least bringing up the issues to the person and trying to talk it out, then letting them know there may have to be a public post made about the issue
  • only write a callout if a user may potentially cause harm to another person!!!!!
  • learn what the definition of abuse is before adding it into your callout. someone not replying to you on tumblr is not abuse
  • don’t call out someone over kin drama
  • do not send death threats/threats to harm, that may make you as bad as the person called out
  • do not release anyones address/birth name/other sensitive info in a callout unless they will cause potentially cause harm to someone in real life!!
discourse gothic
  • you’ve seen this url before. have you seen this url before? you need to take a nap. all the chevrons are blurring together. 
  • in your dreams, you are awakened repeatedly by several people with purple hair. “op is an aphobe,” they say. “yikes :/“ 
  • your last five reblogs are just homophobic posts followed by a chain of keysmashes. you think the discourse may have once involved discussion, but you’re not sure. 
  • someone reblogs your post and attaches a gif of a white boy rolling his eyes. you do not try to respond. you have tried that too many times. you are always blocked. 
  • your friend calls. it is her birthday. she offers you a slice of cake. you scream and curl up in a ball. 
  • you have blacklisted "queer.” you try to hateread an inclusionist’s blog, but tumblr savior has hidden every single post. that can’t be right. you frown and hit “show anyway.” you regret it. 
  • your mother wants to show you a funny comic from the sunday paper. you shudder and excuse yourself. comics as a medium have been ruined for you. 
  • you spend 30 seconds making a text post about something that vaguely irritates you. at least three different people respond telling you to stop vagueing them. you write out long, apologetic explanations but then discover you cannot send them. you have been blocked. you eat a whole sleeve of crackers instead.
  • an irl friend says “lgbtqia.” you get blackout drunk. 
  • you no longer attach any particular meaning to the words “assimilationist,” “radical,” or “reactionary.” you think maybe they should be banned. you try to make a text post about this but fall asleep on your keyboard halfway though. you are tired… so tired.

anonymous asked:

When downloading books illegally is the only way you can get them  ¯\_(ツ)_/ ¯

Hey Nonnie,

I get that. I’ve been in that position, I’ve downloaded books illegally, because I didn’t see any other option and I didn’t realise how much this hurt the authors. However, in the years on Tumblr and getting more involved in the writing/reading/publishing world, I found out how wrong I was in what I was doing. Writing is not a high paying job as it is, and by pirating books, we’re doing so, so much damage. 

I’m leaving some links here for places where you can get books online legally (I don’t know how many of them actually still work, because the posts I got them from are pretty old, but it’s worth a try):

link 1  link 2  link 3  link 4

Also, most cities have a public library - use it! Libraries are a godsend and more people should be making use of them. Borrow from friends/relatives. Save up for book sales. There are always options if you’re willing to commit to it. 

But please, please do not pirate books. 

Have a lovely day! <3

You’ve Got To Be FUCKING Kidding Me

This seems to happen every time a new book by Sarah J. Maas comes out. The fandoms become vicious and hurtful. But seriously I had hoped we grew up and wouldn’t go through this again.

YES, SJM may have said Elain and Azriel are not cannon. BUT THAT DOENS’T MEAN THAT PEOPLE CAN’T STILL TALK ABOUT THEM. That does not give people the right to bash others beliefs and thoughts, hopes and dreams. They have just as much of a right to keep putting out their head-cannon ship headcanons as you do putting out cannon ship headcanons.

NO, YOU CANNOT TAKE OTHER PEOPLE’S WORK. That means their text, their art or their pictures. You CANNOT crop out watermarks, you cannot alter their pieces even the slightest and try and pass it off as yours. You cannot claim ownership from the piece if it is not yours. Yes, you might have found it online without the watermarks, BUT IF THE ARTISTS OR WRITER TELLS YOU IT IS THEIRS AND TO PLEASE CREDIT THEM. CREDIT THEM !!!!!! You do not have the right not to. To do anything that alters the originality and authenticity of the piece is, for all intense and purposes, stealing. 

YES, there are spoilers floating around. But for mine at least THEY ARE TAGGED !!!! And I for one may not put the word SPOILERS in all caps and bolded in the title. BUT PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE and when you see the words CHAOL and TOWER OF DAWN in the same sentence ASSUME THE POST INCLUDES FUCKING SPOILERS. 

NO, Artists are not always going to portray the characters as how YOU saw them. But that is how THEY saw them. That is how they created them. And you should be damn well grateful that they took the time to create their artwork. The SJM fandoms have, in my opinion, some of the best artists. And it is disgusting when people tell them to change something and that its different in the books. They have artistic liberty and if you want the piece a certain way THEN MAKE THAT ART YOURSELF 

And finally, THESE ARE SJM’s BOOKS. These are her characters and she has had years to develop them in the way she wants them to go. They may not be the way you want. But too bad. Accept and be happy that she is putting books out that have strong independent women in them that build each other up and can actually conquer the world. 

I’m not saying there shouldn’t be any criticism but PLEASE let’s try as a fandom to not be as cruel as we have been in the past this time around. Because in the past few months, with the amount of hate and disrespect I've seen. It’s made me rethink logging on to Tumblr and posting many times. 

Here's to Nonbinary Kids

Here’s to nonbinary kids who don’t feel comfortable coming out because they “aren’t trans/cis enough”

Here’s to nonbinary kids whose parents and friends tell them they’re just doing this for attention.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who soldier through constant misgendering and dysphoria.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who don’t take shit from anyone and call people out when they misgender them.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who are too polite to correct people and are very timid about their own gender.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who are completely comfortable with themselves.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who are still trying to figure it all out.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who flinch inwardly every time they get called “miss/mister” “young man/lady” or any other gendered terms in public but don’t say anything so as to not cause a scene.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who don’t reblog certain posts on tumblr because they’re strictly gendered and they don’t feel like they can relate anymore.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who don’t know they’re nonbinary yet.

Here’s to nonbinary kids who do.

Here’s to nonbinary kids. You’re amazing and wonderful and don’t ever let anyone tell you differently.

Fandom’s message for Jacksepticeye

Yesterday I talked with @stacey2613 and we found out that both shared the same love for Jack and his fandom and we discussed it a lot so we decided to give this love to him through a lil project we’re gonna be hosting!

We want to create a video which will include artwork + a little message for Jack in 2 or 3 sentences from every person who will join the project. If you are interested, read the rest and send me or @stacey2613 a dm so we’ll know you’re going to take part in this event!

You have at least a month starting from today to send your messages+drawings in our’s dms!

REBLOGS ARE HIGHLY APPRECIATED! PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE INFO ABOUT THIS PROJECT!

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100 Days of Productivity
(7/100) • July 15, 2017

Today I finally got back to my studying routine. I had my second stats exam yesterday so I didn’t post anything because I was just so drained; I needed to rest a little. Today I mostly worked on stats homework. The highlight was getting my package of Pilot Juice pens!! I tested one out and oh. my. god. They write so smoothly- it’s like butter. I’m so excited to add them to my pen collection! Also I’ve noticed that sometimes when I try to post something, tumblr just won’t post/save it?? It’s annoying because then I have to rewrite the post again. Anyway, it’s been a good day overall :)

Massive update on safe mode

Okay, first off. I’m sorry. Everybody was in the heat of the moment and reacted terribly with the new update. I was a big part in that and I feel bad about it. But there are some new things going on with the update that they have fixed/explained to us.

#1 : Replied to my email about the issue.

(Image - Tumblr Trust and Safety replying with this:

Hello,

We appreciate you writing in about this. We’ve heard from a bunch of users that Safe Mode was filtering posts from the LGBTQ+ community even though they were completely innocuous and totally safe-for-work. Please know that was never our intention, and we appreciate you letting us know so quickly—and forcefully! We’re deeply sorry. Tumblr will always be a place where everyone is welcome and protected, so we want to explain what happened.

The major issue was some Tumblrs had marked themselves as Adult/NSFW (now Explicit) as a courtesy to their fellow users, and their perfectly safe posts were getting marked sensitive unintentionally. That should never have happened. We’re sorry.

We invite you to check out the post on our Staff blog for more details on what happened and what were doing to improve things: https://staff.tumblr.com/post/162178688374/safe-mode-update

Thanks again,
Tumblr Trust & Safety )


First off, I’d like to thank them for answering so quickly and responsibly. They fully explained the issue to me in a very adult manor and I very much appreciate that.

Second, they actually gave me a explanation for the issue unlike most staff/helpers online. Which i again, very much appreciate.


#2: They are trying to fix the issue as quickly as they can without 100% removing the feature.

This, to me, is very understandable. the update on staff’s official blog is this:


Hi Tumblr—

We’ve heard from a bunch of you that Safe Mode was filtering posts from the LGBTQ+ community even though they were completely innocuous and totally safe-for-work. Please know that was never our intention, and we appreciate you letting us know so quickly—and forcefully! We’re deeply sorry. Tumblr will always be a place where everyone is welcome and protected, so we want to explain what happened.

The major issue was some Tumblrs had marked themselves as Adult/NSFW (now Explicit) as a courtesy to their fellow users, and their perfectly safe posts were getting marked sensitive unintentionally. That should never have happened. We’re sorry.

We’re making some changes that should improve things:

Changes to self-marked blogs

What was happening: Because we consider Explicit blogs to be predominantly sensitive content, we were automatically marking all their posts as sensitive. That was too broad.

What we fixed: Now each post is classified individually. As they should be.

Changes to reblog chains

What was happening: If an Explicit Tumblr reblogged a safe post, we were marking that reblog as sensitive. This was even happening to text posts. Which is silly.

What we fixed: We changed the logic so that if the OP is safe, all its reblogs will also be safe.

Changes to photosets

What’s (still) happening: When you make a photo post, a computer algorithm classifies the image as safe or sensitive. It’s a machine so it’s not perfect. And the chances go up with photosets because there are multiple images. But out of an abundance of caution we keep posts marked sensitive until the OP requests a human review (by tapping the appeal button on their posts).

What we’re working on: We plan to have photosets analyzed as a whole group, rather than as individual images. That should reduce the number of mistakes the machine makes.

Safe Mode is supposed to make sure people aren’t surprised by things may not want to see—specifically, nudity. It might take some time to get it perfect, but we’re committed to getting there with your help. Our algorithms will keep getting smarter as you give feedback on misclassified posts, and as you share your concerns and suggestions.

❤️


And finally, please stop attacking staff with this issue. They are trying to help us and do not want to hurt us. You are simply putting them under much more pressure and stress than helping. They are not trying to hurt us. Stop attacking them over this.


I will email them and contact them with further issues about this, thank you.

anonymous asked:

Why do you put periods in the middle of animal names

Often on tumblr when the animal name is written in the post description it will cause that post/image to come up when you use the search function to look for something tagged as that animal name. The Vulture Culture community is pretty dang thoughtful and started putting periods in the middle of an animal’s name out of courtesy to those not in the community to try and prevent them from seeing or reading about a dead animal when they are most likely looking for cute photos. The period breaks up the word and usually keeps it from appearing in search results. 

I mainly use it for breaking up the names of domestic dogs and the like because I’d imagine an overwhelming percentage of folks aren’t interested in seeing a chihuahua’s skull when they look for images of chihuahuas.  

It’s also a good idea to not tag an image of a dead animal/taxidermy/osteological specimen as just “animal’s name” for the same reason. For example, instead of just “horse” I’ll tag a post as “horse skull” or “horse bones,” that way someone that just wants to see cute horse pictures won’t have to see a dead one if they don’t want to. 

It’s an especially good idea to use these common courtesies when posting images of animals being processed for taxidermy purposes or any photos of an animal that are gory—even if they are excellent reference for artists! The majority of folks on this site just aren’t really interested in this sort of thing so we are just trying to be polite and not push it in their faces. ‘Cause Vultures are thoughtful and awesome like that. <3

anonymous asked:

i'm so happy with the inclusionists that we have and all the a-spec allies but i hardly ever see any inclusionists that are minors and i wish there were more. it seems there are a lot of exclusionist minors and it makes me fear for the future of the community sometimes. the kids will grow up with these sort of views and... it'll ruin the lgbt+ community in a way...

I also think it’s a disturbing trend that most exclusionists are younger than inclusionists. That kind of shows you that exclusionism of aspecs is a relatively new thing, and that the older generations of LGBT+ people recognize what exclusionism really is.

You’ll have a 26 year old bi inclusionist saying “I don’t support aspec exclusionism because it’s far too much like bi exclusionism, which I experienced when I was first coming out. Our community wasn’t built on shared experiences dealing with homophobia and transphobia–even lesbians, bisexuals, and trans people have all had their struggles with trying to be included and get a letter in the acronym. Aspecs are no different.”

And then you’ll have a 15 year old exclusionist tell them that they’re wrong because of a post they read on tumblr.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m 16. I’m by no means an LGBT+ veteran. But that’s a trend I’ve noticed, and one of the reasons I feel so strongly about allying myself with the inclusionist side. Like… I obviously don’t know everything about queer history. I want to learn from those who do, from those who have experienced it. I feel like it’s important.

I just really hope my fellow LGBT+ minors on the exclusionist side can realize this soon, too. For the sake of our future, like you said.

–Mod Mercy