twitter is fun sometimes

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But the world has changed, the future is uncertain.
And in the opinion of this humble reposter,
before things get better,
              they’re going to get a lot worse.

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Bonus:

anonymous asked:

soooo idk if you take criticism, but i promise this comes from a good place. i've been reading a couple of your fics recently, and the only problem i've had with them has been the excessive use of parentheses. they're supposed to be used as a way to add afterthoughts in a way that doesn't seem intrusive or out of place, but after constant use they become quite grating. please don't be offended by this, i greatly enjoy your fics! your writing is wonderful!

Hi anon!! I don’t mind criticism, and I’m definitely not offended! Thank you for saying that you enjoy my fics! ^.^

I see what you mean about the parentheses, and I get this a lot – people are often very torn on them lolololol. I write in what I call an internal monologue style, and I use the parentheses in a few different ways (I won’t bore you with all the methodology behind them haha) to emphasize points / make thoughts feel jumbled.

I’ve definitely cut back on using them since I started writing for YOI – you’ll notice there’s a lot more in all the world’s a stage than there are in if i’m never your hero, and if I were to go back and re-edit my earlier fics I’d probably take some out. However, with the amount I’m using in my writing right now, I’ll keep them because it’s sort of just?? My style??

It may seem like I randomly throw them in there but there actually is a purpose behind every pair ;p Thank you again for saying that you like my writing and i’m sorry that you think the parentheses are excessive!

Quick evening wind-down doodle of one of my favorite youtubers, Yungtown! Love listening to his music and videos while trying to work on stuff (art or otherwise) ahaha!

A doodle from my twitter! 

Cooking the Books - a business model.

The debate about writers’ pay goes on, and it has already raised some interesting points on Twitter and elsewhere, which, while a lot of fun to discuss, sometimes deserve more discussion space than 140 characters allow.

The arguments I keep hearing are as follows:

Writers are only worth what the public thinks they’re worth.

Books are too expensive.

The only writers who don’t make any money are bad writers.

What’s wrong with wanting free books?

Downloading a book without paying for it isn’t the same as taking a book from a shop without paying for it.

This is because books are IDEAS, and you can’t steal an idea.

Why should writers be paid for something they would do anyway?

If only the greedy writers would let the public download their work for free, then they would acquire a fan-base, and fans would eventually pay them (via sites like Kickstarter) to write their books. 

Hmmm.

Let’s think about this, shall we? And while we’re thinking about it, let me tell you a story.

Pedro is a chef. He works hard, and he’s paid a reasonable salary. Customers come to Pedro’s restaurant to eat. The price of each dish is written clearly on the menu. Customers know in advance how much they’re expected to pay for a meal. It’s their choice whether or not to buy a meal at Pedro’s. And if someone ever tried to walk out of Pedro’s without paying for their meal, there would be serious trouble.

Pedro also cooks at home for his friends and family. Of course, he isn’t paid for this. He would do it anyway.

Now try persuading Pedro. Go ahead. Just try it.

“Hey, Pedro. You cook for free at home, so why are you asking your customers to pay?”

“I’ve priced all the ingredients in this Lobster Thermidor, and I’ve worked out that they would cost £12.99 at Morrison’s. Therefore, I’m only willing to pay you £12.99 for this meal.”

“Hey, Pedro. If you offered your food for free, then eventually you’d get customers who would pay you what they thought it was worth. It would be a terrific business model. AND we’d get free food.”

“Doesn’t everyone love free food?”

“A good chef giving away free food will always be in demand. A bad one deserves to go under.”

“Hey, Pedro, cooking isn’t really something you can sell. It’s a SKILL, and you can’t quantify that. Skills should be, like, FREELY AVAILABLE.”

Now listen to Pedro, people.  

What do you think he’s saying to you?

Could it be; “FUCK OFF”, perhaps?

Yeah. I thought he said that, too.

I wonder why?

it’s so weird that new harry potter content is coming out??

and i don’t mean like, oh new backstory on pottermore or oh jo just decided to randomly confirm or deny a headcanon on twitter because as fun as that is sometimes it’s not as satisfying as the fact that we’re getting an actual new story like holy shit it’s been a DECADE since we followed the trio around and now there’s another new group of kids to learn about??

we’re gonna see what hogwarts is like 20 years later! we’re going to know how the wizarding world views the potters (and weasleys and grangers and longbottoms and lovegoods) as actual war heroes and post-war!! we’re going to see how the malfoys (and probs other wizards) are dealing after having to reevaluate their pureblood rhetoric!!! 

the wizarding world has changed and evolved and we’re going to learn about it and it’s so neat??!?!?!!

Sam Owes You Nothing

Oh sweet baby Jesus, the troll shippers are at it again. Look, I cannot stand Shitner, but Sam has the right to be friends with whomever he wants. He doesn’t owe you an explanation, he doesn’t owe you an apology, he doesn’t owe you a single thing because he doesn’t know you! He is not about to let a bunch of strangers dictate who he’s friends with. Turn it around, if it was you, would you let a bunch of strangers tell you who you could or couldn’t be friends with? No, you’d tell them to f**k off and stay out of your business. Sam can’t say that so instead he says nothing. Trust me, that boy would bitch you all out if he could. You have the right to be disappointed in him. You have the right to no longer be a fan of his (though who the hell are you kidding? Those who keep threatening to stop watching and supporting him never will because they ‘support’ him for their own selfish reasons, because if they left the fandom they would miss their little corner of internet fame. They love the following they have too much. It actually has nothing to do with Sam but building up their own egos) what you do NOT have the right to do is scold him for being friends with whomever he wants. Sam KNOWS the majority of fans can’t stand Shitner. He doesn’t care because he’s a grown ass man who doesn’t let a bunch of nagging ‘mother’s’ and psycho thunderous twats dictate who he can talk to. I utterly despise Shitner, but I don’t need Sam to know that, and Sam doesn’t need to know that so I’m gonna bitch about Shitner in my own corner and among my own friends. I’m not gonna tag Sam in any of it. It’s none of his business what I think, just like it’s none of my business who he’s friends with. And please shut up with the Shitner keeps abusing shippers garbage. It’s getting really old. Sam and Shitner were having a conversation on twitter that had NOTHING to do with Outlander nor shipping and it was SHIPPERS who started the garbage again telling Sam how disappointed they were that he was talking with Shitner. The f**k????? Who invited you into their conversation? Yes, twitter is public and sometimes it’s fun to join in when Sam is bantering with a costar or even with Shitner if you want but it is NOT okay to butt your stupid ass into a conversation between two adults and tell them they can’t play with each other like this is some f**king preschool sandbox. Who the hell do you think you are? You remind me of the idiot customers who keep threatening to never shop at the evil day job again because they didn’t get their way. Guess what? We don’t WANT you to come back. Threatening to leave the fandom? Put your money where your ignorant mouth is and LEAVE! Trust me, Sam will be just fine with the millions of fans that are left. F**king troll shippers! As a proud shipper, I’m disgusted by your utter stupidity.