youtube just played an ad that was totally silent, with just baby goats playing with a fancy luxury purse. i think they were eating out of it at one point, they were climbing on it while the words “scratch resistant” popped up, again, in total silence
then it faded into a polka dot screen with links to the brand’s channel and website, set to weird elevator music, with no sign of the goats
Children need to learn that a fandom is not a “child approved” place. Children need to learn that Tumblr, is not a “Child approved” place. Adults aren’t “pushing you out” of a safe space. It never was.
Just because the show is meant for children, does not mean that they get to roam freely around and do whatever the hell they wish unsupervised.
Bronycon is a convention for the show MLP, but that doesn’t mean that children get to just walk around willy nilly. It’s still up to their parents to provide safety and support. The con staff provide protection to everyone at the con, but that doesn’t mean that they are your child’s babysitter or guardian.
The same logic applies to fandoms, Tumblr, and the internet. The website sets rules for what is or isn’t allowed. A fandom is a space for anyone who likes the show. It’s a infinite space where pretty much anything regarding the fandom is allowed. Yes, this includes “pedophilic” ships and things that make you uncomfortable.
If you really want a place that is 100% child safe, go to chickensmoothie, neopets, etc. and any other website that is specifically catered to your child senses. not Tumblr.
Tumblr allows NSFW material. So ya know what you do if you see something NSFW and you don’t wanna see it?
1. Block the person who posted it or unfollow
2. Use Tumblr-Savior / X-Kit
3. TURN ON YOUR MOTHERFUCKING SAFE SEARCH
So to all of those who ship Shaladin… Shidge… Sheith… Shance… Shunk… Shklance…
Keep on shippin’. As long as you tag your NSFW as NSFW, then you aren’t breaking any rules, being gross, or pedophilic because at the end of the day, they’re fictional characters. You aren’t the babysitter of some brat on the internet.
And to all you Anti-Shaladins… Out there harassing people…
Hello friends! I have had a pretty god-awful week filled with my Favorite kind of real life stress, and so naturally, instead of working through said stress I have been distracting myself with other, not-real kinds of stress. AKA online stress. Not that it’s not real in that it doesn’t exist, but in that it’s not real like, it’s a thing I could voluntarily shed simply by deleting social media. Voluntary stress?? Anyways.
I’ve been online and in fandom communities since I was a literal child. I started posting fanfiction when I was 12 and talking with people basically around the same time, because writing fanfiction and interacting with people who also write fanfiction was and still is one of the fastest ways to make fandom friends. So, I really and truly understand what it means to be a young person in fandom circles. I had plenty of friends who were over 18 and several who were literally twice my age.
With that out of the way, I’d like to make on thing super duper clear: my blog is in no way, shape, or form for the kids. I am not blogging for the emotional development of teenagers. I am not considering, okay, but how will the youth be affected by the post? every time I hit reblog and start screaming in the tags. Listen, I can barely take care of myself. I can’t also take care of you. I keep this blog for me. I post some really personal things sometimes, and if people are reading those things and learning from my emotional deluge, that’s great, but I’m doing it for me. I should honestly just start journaling lol.
I won’t go so far as to ask people not to follow me if they’re under 18, because again, I was once a teenager in fandom and I made some really fantastic friends who were older than me. Just… I don’t want the kind of emotional responsibility of thinking any of my underage followers are looking to me to set some kind of personal example for them on my own blog. If you ever have questions about anything and think, for some reason, that I’d be the person to ask, by all means! I don’t mind. But please don’t look to my blog and how I interact with fandom/fandom friends/other people as some kind of role model.
I’m an older sister, an older cousin, an aunt, a kind-of teacher. I am responsible for over 500 kids between the ages of 10 and 15 a week, in increments of 45 to 50 minutes at a time. That’s more than enough personal responsibility for the kids for me. If I wanted more, I’d have my own children.
“the hiv/aids epidemic is lg history, not lgbt history” i guess we’re going to erase the deaths of bi men and trans women + forget that the FDA bans gay men AND bisexual men and trans women from donating blood even now huh
Microsoft Windows has developed a reputation of being the overbearing mother of operating software. With every new iteration, it takes on more and more unremovable features – for our own good, of course. And while hundreds of forums now dedicate themselves to complaining about the fascist Windows machine, the rebellion started with Nathan Lineback and his burning hatred for Internet Explorer.
On the front, Nathan’s Toasty Technology Page looks like any other ancient website set up by some ‘90s OG (original geek). But with some detective work, you can spot a link to a more radical page, subtly titled “IE is EVIL!!!” Clicking on it enters you into a hellscape wherein Bill Gates is Satan, a bespectacled supervillain who is trying to take over the world by packaging Internet Explorer with Windows 95. Not exactly Ultron-level evil, but definitely Lex Luthor having an off day.
If you think that IE is EVIL!!! went the way of, well, Internet Explorer, think again. Lineback is still fighting the good fight against our tech overlords, the last update in his “rants” section being in December of 2016.
After the 1990 Philippine earthquake, Teddy and Mary Loiva emigrated to Australia with their two children, Sef and Clodine. While they were close-knit, Teddy and Mary were somewhat controlling, with high expectations of what was expected of their children. Unfortunately, Sef wasn’t academically gifted. He didn’t excel in high school and never received decent grades in university.
Another issue Sef had was his obsession for lying. While he was failing in university, he claimed he was a successful businessman as well a model and singer. In fact, he had a so-called “fan” website. However, this website was actually set up by himself. He even frequently lied about having cancer. Eventually his lies started to crumble around him. His parents soon discovered that he was failing university and that he had been falsifying his grades. The relationship between Sef and his parents became tense, even more so when they told him they disagreed with the girl he was dating. It was around this time period that Sef began to plan their murder.
At approximately 4:30pm on 10 July, 2001, Sef’s plans were put into place. He entered Clodine’s bedroom, armed with a baseball bat and two knives. He grabbed her by the throats and started to bludgeon her with the baseball bat before stabbing her in the neck and chest. Her cause of death was a combined effect of compression of the neck, blunt force trauma to the head, and stab wounds. Both Teddy and Mary were at work whilst this brutal attack took place. Mary was the first to arrive home, at around 5:30pm. As soon as she entered the family home, Sef slashed and stabbed her to death. Teddy came home at around 6:50pm and he too was stabbed to death by his son.
Following the bloody murders, Sef disposed of the weapons and his stained clothing. In an attempt to throw off the investigation, Sef spray painted “Fuck off Asians KKK” on a wall inside the house, hoping it would make the murders look to be a hate crime. Sef then picked up a friend and drove to Planet Hollywood and a video game centre. When he came home, he called the police and told them he had chased intruders from his house before discovering the grim crime scene.
It wouldn’t be long until Sef was a suspect in the murders. He had provided an alibi but several neighbours had seen Sef’s car in the driveway at the time of the murders. He later provided another alibi in which he claimed he was at a brothel, sleeping with a sex-worker. The sex-worker he claimed he slept with refuted this claim, saying she had not been with Sef at the time. He was soon charged with the murders and as found guilty. He was sentenced to life without parole.
You didn’t think you’d become a parent at such an age. You thought you were going to end up as one of those school drop-outs. But your mother made sure to never let that happen to you. She always told you school was your number one priority…kind of hard to focus on school when your caring for a 1 year old. Although your mother always had the right things to say when it came to situations like these.
“You’re not dropping out of school. Take your college classes online if you have to! But your are not going to quit on having a great career” She’d remind you over and over again until it was fully embedded in your brain.
no but like there's perfect evidence guzma's their dad cause his hair looks like that ultra beast and lusamine only loves her "beasts" so
((WARNING! Potential spoilers inbound for people who haven’t fully explored Sun and Moon yet!
It’s stated by one of the characters in-game that Lusamine’s husband/Lillie and Gladion’s father was the one who discovered Ultra Wormholes, and fell into one.
In the super secret science basement in Aether Paradise, there’s a file which states that the scientist who discovered Ultra Wormhole’s was named Mohn.
As in the Poke Pelago guy.
Also, the Aether Paradise setting up near Alola is described as being a recent thing (which makes sense, it’s basically a complicated boat-square) so Lusamine and her family would have moved there with it (their house is literally on top of it come on).
Guzma, on the other hand, has likely been in Alola his whole life. Just the fact that despite leaving his childhood home behind he only went a couple of islands away, is a pretty good indicator of him being unwilling to leave. The stash of Buginium Z is a pretty good indicator too.
He also seems like he might be way younger than he looks, too. Just going from behaviour, his parents, and Team Skull itself.
Lusamine and Guzma certainly aren’t married, either. Just the fact that Guzma barely acknowledges her being gone, doesn’t go with her, and is just plain Guzma can attest to that. And since the ‘he’s their dad because he looks like an Ultra Beast’ theory requires Lusamine to already be nuts under the influence of space jellyfish, she likely wouldn’t even put a thought to such things.
It’s more likely that his similarity to Xurkitree simply made Lusamine (subconsciously) notice him, and this attention is what made Guzma so fiercely loyal to her. It’s implied that he didn’t get the acknowledgement he desired from his parental figures while younger, so being recognized for his abilities by someone ‘over 40′ (note that could be ANYWHERE over 40. definitely old enough to be his mother anyway) would be extremely important to him.
tl;dr Poke Pelago guy is Lusamine’s Faller of a husband, Guzma is basically Lillie and Gladion’s adopted big bro.
P.S. is anyone else depressed by how all but one of Guzma’s trophies are bronze? Like oh man. Also I immediately went to Ilima’s house for the little side quest I missed after going to Guzma’s and ILIMA HAS GOLD TROPHIES. THIS SEEMS RELEVANT WRITE IT DOWN.))
Hi, I don't mean to be rude, but why not try to find a job instead of making people pay just because they want to know things about spanish or need help with grammar? It seems a bit out of place, in my opinion. Tumblr is a public platform and now that you've made a following by helping people you want them to pay you?
Listen. First, you are being rude and you know you’re being rude otherwise you wouldn’t be on anon. You’re afraid I’m going to call you out or someone’s going to disagree.
Second, I’m not “making” anyone pay anything. Did I come to your house and hold a gun to your head and say “pay me”? Nope, I sure didn’t. I gave people an option to help support me if they want to.
Third, I’m a content creator. Forgive me if I decide, “Hey, you know what, my time and efforts helping people are valuable. Maybe someone would like to support me so I can keep doing this for free.” You telling me what I should or shouldn’t do with my hard work is what’s out of place.
Let’s just be real clear here. I am under no obligation to give you free help with Spanish. Never have been, never will be. And for you to imply that I’m being predatory because I ask people to support me with money if they want to, is rude.
Because let’s look at what is I do and why people are here:
Spanish books cost money, and internet stuff tends to be unreliable or doesn’t answer everything, and you don’t often get a real person to help you because real people cost money.
So I provide a service that one normally gets for money, except I do it because I want to. But at the end of the day, my content and what I create or explain, is mine. And you don’t have the right to tell me that I shouldn’t charge for it - on a separate website no less - because I’m struggling financially.
If I were giving help as a teacher or tutor on a salary, it wouldn’t be rude for me to ask for money. That’s business.
I do the work of a Spanish teacher and tutor here - for free. Normally one exchanges money for goods and services. It’s no more predatory to ask that people give money IF THEY WANT TO, then it is for a bookstore to charge you money for buying a book.
“Well, gosh, I sure would like to know the things inside this book, but they want me to pay for it? How rude of them to make their content private!” said literally no one ever.
Do you think it’s rude for people with youtube channels (free content on a public platform) to advertise that their followers can buy the book they’ve written? Or support them on their various other accounts?
Is it rude for a podcast that reaches thousands of people to tell people how they can support the show or are they just using their followers to get money?
Do you find it rude for an artist to have a Patreon and to crowdfund? Do you find it rude when people link to their Etsy accounts?
Do you find it rude when people ask for money for Go Fund Me or Paypal, or for artists to ask for emergency commissions?
Do you find it rude when other websites set up ads for books or things on free resources?
It’s called business. And because I own my own brand, I get to do what I want with my stuff and if people are able to support me, so much the better.
Because SpanishDict and a lot of other places that offer Spanish resources charge money to get to the good stuff with subscriptions, and I don’t see you writing them saying how rude that is that people who want to learn something might have to pay for it.
How dare I use the following I have amassed through years of free work to say, “Hey, here’s a thing where you can maybe give money if you want so I can continue doing this for free.” What a monster I am.
Furthermore, I opened the Patreon because Tumblr isn’t a place where you charge people money, but let’s not forget that there are sponsored posts up here on Tumblr too so that they can reach people. This is how marketing works. I don’t particularly like it either, but this is the system and I do need to live in order to create content.
Btw, if I “try to find a job” - which makes it sound like I don’t work at all or that I’m not currently looking - and the job takes up more of my free time, then what do you think happens to this blog with the magic free Spanish?
It would go away because I’d have to spend more time doing that job and earning a living. This whole account came from my free time. If I don’t have free time, there goes the blog.
Right now I get the impression that if I became homeless you’d be more upset you don’t have access to new content, rather than me being homeless. That makes me feel REAL motivated to continue to put out free content for people like you, so thanks ever so.
I’m doing what I can not to have to go on an indefinite hiatus. I didn’t force anyone to give money. I’m not doing it now. I’m not “making” anyone pay me.
Not to be rude, but, yeah, I would like people to pay me because I do help people, so that I can keep doing it. I’m not going to force them to do it, but i will absolutely ask, and if it gets rid of people who only want content and don’t care about the creators, then that’s a bonus.
If you have a problem with me using my special skills to ask people to consider donating money, then you’re welcome to direct all further questions about Spanish to Google Translate instead.
Despite us trawling through the HTML code for hours, there’s nothing hidden in it that is pointing towards anything important (or at least, not yet - they keep changing it and we have found some suspicious things)
We did find one thing though - the group of people coding are talking to each other through the code, and they have no idea what they are doing. This isn’t even a theory, this is more of an observation. This is (or at least, was) all in the code for the teaser website.
- There are multiple people working on the code all from different countries(we assume. one of them is called oliver), including one person who is just there to give instructions to the others about how they should be doing it. This person gets angry a lot (including the line “this is a dumb fix” when trying to fix the mobile site)
- There are multiple YouTube links left in the instructions. Links to teasers? The music video? No - YouTube instruction videos on how to write HTML code and a TVXQ music video.
- The video is going to be on the website when it drops, as usual, but they can’t get it to work on iPhone or Google Chrome. Whenever they try, there’s just endless lines of error reports and then them complaining when it breaks.
- Some of the code has been copy-pasted from a how-to website to write code. Literally, there are still instructions and link to the website in it. They didn’t even bother to take it out.
- They also used open source code. As in, they didn’t code this themselves. They took it from elsewhere and decided it was good enough. This means that part of the website is set up to do a hell of a lot more than it is supposed to be able to.
this isn’t a theory, we’re just reading their conversation through the code cause we’re bored and desperate for info
“We live in adjacent apartments and our bedrooms are on opposite sides of a very thin wall and one night I heard you crying and talked to you through the wall” AU
Marinette stared down at her phone, thumb hovering over her best friend’s picture as another quiet sniffle filled the quiet night air. Alya had promised she could always call after a bad day, but she also knew Alya wasn’t sleeping much as it was and a call at 3:00 might not be best for her best friend’s health.
So, she turned off her phone and tossed it onto her rug. Alya deserved at least one decent night of sleep, and Marinette reasoned that she’d probably feel better in the morning anyway. She swiped away at the tears trickling down her cheek and took a shaky breath. All she needed to do was calm down enough to sleep.
The bass of her neighbor’s music trickled through the thin walls, covering up her hiccuping sobs. She buried her face in her hands and tried to distract herself by thinking of something else. Anything else. Anything but her exceptionally bad, somewhat soul-crushing day.
She hardly noticed when the sound behind her stopped, so her neighbor’s voice through the wall caught her by surprise.
“Hey, are you okay?”
She nodded. “Um, yeah, sorry.”
“Don’t apologize. You sound kind of upset.”
“A little, but it’s nothing.”
She could hear his footsteps creak closer and then something, probably his back, slid down the wall. “Well, wanna talk about it?”
"a lot of people don’t realize how much they’ve all bought the distinct images of both Harry and Louis in certain ways" ow that hurt
This is why I will always push back against those horrific posts on this website that set Louis and Harry as opposites (masculine vs. feminine, hard vs. soft, etc.) because 100% of those posts buy into Louis’ closet.