which in tumblr world is saying a lot

lovely-styless  asked:

hey! can you rec some of your favorite pining fics that have multiple chapters? possibly one of them doesn't know they're gay? thanks so much!!💓

Hey babe! Sorry for getting back to you so late but I never have time cuz of uni. So you asked for some pining recs, however I actually don’t like to read them because they are just too painful for me. I still looked up some and found that there are tons! I’ll list a few, but I strongly suggest that you ask other rec blogs or just search up the tumblr tag # larry pining ! There are a lot to pick from 


Say You’ll Remember by whisperdlullaby (93k words)

au. louis and harry are best mates that are only half aware that they’re also soulmates. alternatively, louis goes to university and harry travels the world, and they always manage to find their way back to each other.

takes place over nine years, in which they love and hurt, make mistakes and learn, and above all, grow.

Dreaming of You by Velvetoscar (68k words)

The Begrudging Starbucks AU.

The world is winter and steamed milk and creamy espresso shots. The world is a never ending queue. The world is a Starbucks logo and a pink-cheeked smile from Niall and a bored scowl from Zayn and the world is Louis watching his best mate, Liam, fall in love with their newest customer, Harry. Who may or may not be in love with Louis. The world is cruel.

Untangle Me by suicxne (103k words)

Louis finds himself out of place in LA, unable to get at an itch that’s been bothering him for years. He supposes back in the early days, home hadn’t been a place. It’d been a person. He’d etched it permanently into his skin for fucks sake.
It was always him and Harry. Stuck to each other like super glue. Pulled together by some magnetic force, existing in their own bubble. Everyone could see it, but that was half the problem, wasn’t it?

It’s not like Louis can pinpoint the exact moment in time when him and Harry fell out of sync. There wasn’t really one at all. It had been a gradual slip, like the tide wearing away at a sandstone cliff. Chipping the solid foundations until there was nothing left to stop the structure falling to the waves below. It’s not like he spends all of his time sitting around moping over a lost friendship, he’s good at distractions. But LA only seems to accentuate the distance between them. Two separate planets, not even in the same solar system.

Follow Your Heart by Jackstylinson (32k words)

“What do you mean exactly?” Harry asks. Louis’ heart is threatening to beat out of his chest. His stomach is sinking, and he’s holding his breath waiting for the words he knows are coming.

“We think it would be best to market you guys as a couple,” Simon tells them. The tone in his voice makes Louis think there’s no wiggle room to even try to argue about it.

Louis’ heart stops and his breath hitches. This cannot be happening. This has to be some sort of dream. Actually this has to be some sort of prank, really. He absentmindedly looks around the room for any evidence of hidden cameras or microphones to no avail.

“You’re kidding,” Louis says flatly. Louis is pretty sure a lot of the music industry these days likes to hide the fact that an artist isn’t straight, afraid that it might affect record sales and now he’s sitting in the middle of an executive label meeting being told he had to be in a relationship with his best friend–who’s a boy he’s been secretly in love with for most of his adolescence–in order to sell records? What kind of alternate universe level bullshit is he living in?

Runner on Third by kikikryslee (39k words)

As Harry stood there, the other man turned around, and he knew he was correct in who he thought it was.
“Louis?” he asked, still not quite believing it.
Louis blinked. “Harry? Wh– what are you doing here?”
“I work here,” Harry said. “What are you doing here?”
“Um, I’m picking up my brother. The nurse called and said he was sick.”
Harry felt like he was going to be sick. “Wait, Ernest is your brother? Since when do you have a brother?”
“Since about seven years ago, I guess. Wait, how do you know Ernest?”
“I’m his teacher.”
“You’re his what?” Louis exclaimed.
Harry gulped. This was going to be a long year.

Or, the AU where Louis and Harry were best friends growing up, but lost touch after Harry moved away. Ten years later, Harry has moved back to town, but he and Louis don’t pick up where they left off.

these bountiful silences by tommoandbambi (123k words) I read this fic and its just beautiful 

hey live in a world where they can only say four words per day. harry meets some people that don’t want to live that way.

Pining List Rec by Softhie

Pining List Rec by teamsololouis

thegrayace  asked:

Tumblr mom, I usually get pneumonia every winter, and this winter was no different, but when I went to the doctor she said it was just a cold. And later that night I couldn't breathe at all and almost went to the ER. I got properly diagnosed when I went back to the doctor, but do you have any misdiagnosis stories?

Ooooh nooo I hope you are feeling better :( *gentle hugs*

And hah, boy do I.

I’d been complaining of a sharp pain in my side for five years, which my doctor told me was nerves and told me to calm down: until I got to the US and nearly collapsed in serious pain and tumblr dad rushed me to the doctor who was like “shit ur gallbladder! how did it get this bad!” and found out my body reacts violently to the consumption of red meat. It’s a strain of protein, apparently.

Now I sometimes get a similar pain but it’s my large intestine spasming because I ate something it didn’t like. Not my gallbladder saying “good bye cruel world” and trying to take me with it.

Esophagus spasms were attributed to anxiety until my chiro person was like “you have a lot of pinched nerves in this area which is known to cause esophagus spasms” and I stopped wearing certain types of bras and the pain stopped.

My chronic tonsillitis that I was constantly on antibiotics for as a child, now looks like it was caused by chronic acid reflux due to me eating food I shouldn’t have been eating, which in turn eroded my throat away *thumbs up*

Severe allergies were misdiagnosed as “nerves” and I was prescribed sleeping pills instead of an asthma inhaler. I’m pretty certain the only reason they gave me an EKG was because tumblr dad was getting ready to deck someone.

My tooth pain, my entire life, has been diagnosed as “sensitive teeth” and a low tolerance for pain. (*shrill hysterical laughter*)

Basically every time I’ve been like “I am severe pain” almost every doctor I have seen up until recently has been like “women do tend to exaggerate their pain a lot, take some Advil and sleep lol” and then recently my new dentist asked me what dose of pain killer I was taking for the dying nerves in my jaw and said “no, oh no, no no that’s, no“ and doubled the dose.

So basically I have been chronically under medicated my entire life, which, haha, probably made my chronic pain worse. Who knew.

Doctors, apparently. They just legit didn’t give enough of a fuck when it comes to certain people. And I’m not saying it’s a gender thing—but it’s totally a gender thing.


The first in my series of maps of Sornieth, I present to you The Viridian Labyrinth.  @hungrytundras​​ did their own absolutely amazing take on a Sornieth World Map and I was totally blown away by how good it was!  I decided to go ahead and try my hand at it, and I’ll say that honestly, it’s been an exhausting (and very fun) endeavor.  This took a lot more time than I intended but it was an awesome learning experience!

Tumblr wouldn’t upload the full resolution so here’s an Imgur album with the hi-res images!

This is my own personal headcanon of Nature, and you can see versions with both the Behemoth and the Font Of Life, the source of which is deep beneath the Behemoth’s roots.

While I was making this, I wanted water and islands to be a bit of a theme, since it seemed like the Nature entry in the World Map was touching upon that.  I thought of @quinnrising​​ a bit and her pirates, so I specifically made a lot of the eastern coastal areas rocky and full of crevices in which ships could hide.  Seriously, water clan dragons living on a fleet of pirate ships on the edges of Nature territory?  Pirate Clans at war?  Hell yes!

The Font of Life -  I personally like the idea that all the rivers within Nature’s territory have their source beneath the roots of the Behemoth, a means by which the life-giving magic of the Gladekeeper permeates the land.  The Behemoth’s roots are firmly entrenched in the soil of the river’s banks, extending far outward in gnarled, sprawling fingers that reach deep into the earth.  It is whispered among some that the whole jungle within the Viridian Labyrinth is not a collection of many trees but merely parts of a whole system that lies hidden beneath the soil.

Coilstone Ruins - These ancient stones jut far above the ocean’s surface, their bases buried deep within the ocean bed.  Few dragons have ever traveled so far down in an expedition to fully investigate the stones - and surely, only the strongest of Water Clans are capable of even enduring these depths for they rival even the Leviathan Trench.

Crescent Cove - Once a safe house for pirates from the farthest reaches of Sornieth, the Cove was raided many, many years ago by a small alliance of Dragon and Beastclans in an attempt to forever remove their presence.  Their raiding and other drunken adventures had gone on long enough and the locals sought a small amount of peace and quiet from their dangerous neighbors.  The Crescent Cove is now an operations facility for expeditions to investigate the Coilstone Ruins, and contains millennia of notes and scrolls and books on various dragons’ findings over the ages.

Twisting Peril - This narrow series of twists and turns and curves is considered little more than an obstacle course for most adventurous spirals, but some of the nearby clans have taken the challenge more seriously for larger Dragons who aren’t as agile or mobile.  For some, it’s a rite of passage.  For others, it’s an annual contest of stamina and reflexes: who can swim through the rushing and churning rapids the fastest, and live to tell the tale?

Many have perished in these foolish undertakings.

Dreadship Bay - A new home to many of the pirates who once inhabited the Crescent Cove, and home to a new haven for their kin, Dreadship Bay is the place where you don’t want to be caught unaware.  Many a battle has been fought in these waters, and the ocean floor is littered with the remains of ships (and treasure).  Water dragons are especially keen to patrol these waters and keep watch while their companions explore the sunken wreckage to find any remnants of treasure, or perhaps other valuables that were of little interest to the previous looters.

The Hook - An old, old home to an alliance of other pirates, any who venture into The Hook are rarely seen leaving.  What happens to them remains unknown; rumors have spread of the pirates’ cannibalistic tendencies while other rumors speak of a slave trade.  The truth is that nobody knows save those who live within the circle of heavily fortified and armed cliffs.

Skytalon’s Roost - A lone clan of Talonok live on this trecherous island, hidden deep within its dense jungle and protected by the near-vertical cliffs.  Many dragons have woven tales of this place - mostly to keep overly-adventerous hatchlings in line - about how the Raptorik come to snatch young dragons in the dark of night, creeping through the underbrush silently, swiftly, and stealing away their prey with practiced ease.

This is only partially true however, as the Skytalon only ever steal eggs.  One at a time so as not to arouse immediate suspicion.  The eggs are cared for by the clan’s Tengu, ensuring that the eggs are kept secure and warm.  When a dragon hatches, that dragon is given just as much care as another member of the clan, taught the necessities of communication among the Talonok and trained expertly in combat.

Skydancers, Mirrors and Wildclaws are their dragons of choice for varying reasons.  Skydancers are preferred for their ability to navigate the air currents and dance along the winds with ease, Mirrors are preferable for hunting parties as their instinctual pack mentality lends itself well to a grand hunt through the dense jungles, and Wildclaws are excellent hunting partners when the need arises for traveling longer distances.

The Skytalon recently underwent an unfortunate betrayal by a handful of their dragons.  Thirsty for knowledge beyond the confines of the roost, they lashed out at their keepers and handlers, killing many and escaping out into the unfamiliar world beyond.  Whether or not the Skytalon have recovered from this ordeal remains a mystery, for they have little in the way of allies beyond their own territory.

Bean Island - SNAPPER PARADISE DO I NEED TO EVEN SAY MORE.  @tackysnaps @snapdragon-fr @theonlymerides @the-true-earthshaker (and any others in the Snapper Brigade I may have missed) this is for you~

This tiny island is a place of respite and relaxation for nomadic Snappers who feel the need to a bit of personal attention.  A spa and place of relaxation, the attendants see to all the needs of their clients.  Manicures, grooming, scale clipping, polishing, and trimming, even massages and special treatment for their aching feet and tired bones.  Very few dragons of other species ever venture here for its location is virtually unknown, except among Snappers, who seem to have a sort of genetic knowledge of its existence as no one speaks a single word of it.  Ever.  It is known that eleven of these places exist on Sornieth, far enough away from well-traveled areas and places of high-population, but not so far off from the Snappers’ nomadic wandering trails that the children of the Earth cannot easily find them.

So I was told there is a post on tumblr that says this:

 "You didn’t do anything wrong, the world did.“

Fuck you lot are such a brainwashed cult. 

Very deep, deep psychological damage, like dayum. you make the world your enemy because YOU, YOUR collective hivemind of pretentious sheep who love to claim all these problems to make your self appear “oppressed” like self-diagnosing that you have autism, depression, which are self inflicted in your cases, so you gain mass sympathy and attention. You reject the real world and reality because you can’t be fucked to make any effort like the rest of society does. 

Boo hoo, the problem is not the world. It is you deranged snowflakes.

anonymous asked:

can you rec yoi blogs to follow?

i don’t follow that many yoi blogs bc having a super active dash overwhelms me but sure!! you’re probably following most of these amazing people already if you know who i am but i’ll take any chance to gush about how great all the people in this fandom are :’’’) also keep in mind i tend to only follow otayuri-centric blogs

 in alphabetical order below the cut sorry this is so long omg

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anonymous asked:

(part 1) Antis have now resorted to "alternative-facts" in order to prove that Daisy is anti-reylo & that the official wikia is says Kylo hates Rey & wanted to kill her. It's pitiful. In both cases their claims got a lot of retweets & reblogs unfortunately. A lot of disinformation is being spread. The anti screenshot Daisy's interview & claimed she wanted to change the subject from reylo to stormpilot, they purposefully cut out the part where she brought up reylo first before interviewer did.

(part 2) An anti edited the wikia to say Kylo hates Rey as much as she hates him and he wants to kill her. Then they screenshot it and posted it on tumblr. They tagged it “reality check” and it has a lot of notes. We are truly living in a fact-free world now it seems. On one hand, they are only setting themselves up for disappointment by the time VIII rolls around. On the other hand, they are trying to justify their harassment of shippers by spreading these lies, which is disturbing.

Trust the antis to adopt Trump tactics to further their cause. There’s intense irony in there somewhere. I feel sorry for them, really. They have to invent their own truth because, in reality, things really aren’t going their way.

I agree that it’s awful that they create fake news in order to justify harassment, but I’m kind of numb to that by now. They don’t need excuses to think that Reylos are disgusting and idiotic - that’s just their default position.

Blog recommendations

This is me jumping on @evshansen’s figurative bandwagon. There’s gonna be a “☁️” if I’m fortunate enough to be their mutual. Also the thing’s in alphabetical order.

@bibliophile-extraordinaire ☁️ You should follow Eli as she’s one of the kindest people you could hope to meet. She credits artists, has great taste in musicals featuring barricades, and she’s the last person I’d expect to see in a murder trial. That’s how nice she is.

@butts-of-the-barricade ☁️ As well as the love/hate relationship she has going on with Aaron Tveit, she’s very funny, very smart, very gay, and very interesting. She deserves the best. Or at least she deserves to recognise that she deserves the best.

@crypticdatesuggestions This blog is incredible. It’s the perfect mixture of void and romance. I would watch a movie based on any of the romantic suggestions. It caters to all genders, and is well worth a look.

@essentiallychaotic ☁️ McKenzi is warm and kind with an incredibly eclectic music taste, and is just a great person. Supportive, enthusiastic, reminds me of Feuilly. You should follow her as she’s McKenzi. For me that’s reason enough.

@evshansen ☁️ If you like musical theatre and blogs run by flipping amazing people, then you should follow Tori. She’s positive and theatrical, and will probably like your drawings. She’s kinda like human glitter. Colourful and nice, and makes any situation brighter and more enjoyable.

@gayerthangrantaire ☁️ (💙💙💙) Trinity’s blog is a mixture of anime, social justice, memes, and is run by a real-life Grantaire. They’re hilarious, and cool, and she deserves all the pictures. I wish her and her girlfriend every happiness because Trinity deserves to be happy. Also Trinity has great music taste, which includes songs about insomnia and anxiety. Seriously- Trinity’s amazing and I’m lucky to know them.

@greymichaela Firstly she’s flipping hilarious. She has a wonderfully dry sense of humour and it’s worth following her for that alone. Also she’s kind. She’s so kind. She gives amazing advice and she’s always patient and just - a good person. She has lots of great interests, (some of which I don’t know very well but they seem pretty cool), and she consistently posts cats. She’s a great writer and deserves all the cats/well written fanfiction in the verse. (She will also make you ship sabriel).

@horaetio Maddie is brilliant. As is her blog. It’s a perfect concoction of Shakespeare, Star Trek, The Smiths (and other great music), social justice, aesthetic posts, and various other pop culture. Also flawless selfies. She’s an intelligent, fascinating person whom you should totally follow.

@its-better-than-an-opera ☁️ Laura is one of the sweetest, most loyal people I know. She’s very knowledgeable about les mis and leaves nice tags when reblogging fanart. She’s like sunshine but less deadly. Do yourself a favour and follow Laura.

@just-french-me-up ☁️ There is a reason she’s one of the most loved bloggers on the internet. She is kind and positive and says “dang” and “fam” a lot which I think is awesome. Her tags/headcannons/fanfiction are some of the best things I’ve read, and she’s always helpful and funny and benevolent.

@mariuspontbambi ☁️ Garance is caring and comforting and she makes me sad when she doesn’t see that she’s a good person. Garance’s blog includes les mis, social justice, cats, and kindness, and I reckon the world could use more of those things. I reckon the world could use more Garance.

@pntmrcys ☁️ Ethereal, insightful, Mariusy, and a generally beautiful person; Maria epitomises all the good things about tumblr. She’s very important and deserves the best. Her aesthetic is calming and good, which is one of the many reasons why you should follow her.

@richard-ayoade I’m quite a big Richard Ayoade fan and I think this blog is fantastic. It’s funny and stylish and I like it a lot. An amazing blog for an amazing man. Thanks to the person for making the blog.

@silence-song ☁️ Admittedly I haven’t known this person for very long, but they are nice, friendly, and they even let me ramble about philosophical points that I sometimes think about, even though it doesn’t always make sense. I appreciate that. You should follow ‘em as they’re a great person with equally great taste in anime.

@starsandamorphinetoast ☁️ Okay, Riley’s cool as heck. He knows everything about his interests, posts both les mis and Pride and prejudice, and is just generally a cool dude. (I’m sorry I used that phrase too). Anyway you should go follow him as he’s a very interesting guy. 🕶

@the-amazing-boy-catastrophe ☁️ Marcus is very important to me. He’s a great singer, handsome as heck, and his aesthetic is perfect. He is easy to
talk to, funny, knowledgeable, and gives really good advice. He’s just a great man who absolutely does not deserve any hate.

@universalhouseplant ☁️ She’s lovely. Her blog is cute, she posts about les mis, and reminds me of sunset. Soph’s a nice person who posts about pride and les mis. I’d love to talk to her more. Basically she’s fab. Your life would benefit from following Soph.

@vintage-jehan ☁️ is delightful. Browsing her blog is like walking through a beautiful gallery/library. It’s peaceful and features lots of les mis which I’m always a fan of. A wonderful person with a wonderful blog.

@vivalagrantaire ☁️ Firstly more Trinity which is never a bad thing. Secondly-quality les mis content with plenty of Grantaire. If you like les mis/quality les mis headcannons, then it’s imperative that you follow this blog.

@wanttodrawmothsfrommemory ☁️ Cas manages to be gentle and badass at the same time. She’s cheerful, gay, and adorable and must be protected at all costs. She also posts really cute selfies and says nice things. She even writes good poetry. Her kindness and use of “:D” means that her blog is a very good blog to follow. I feel very pleased to be her mutual.

You should follow these people to make your dashboard scrolling experience/life better. Thank you for reading, and thanks to the people I mentioned for existing.

i don’t know what to call this


so yeah im going to be online for the rest of the day

and uhhhh what else was i gonna say? oh uh

i forgot

WAIT i didnt proofread this so,,, yeah

@petalstripe now its your turn to suffer ;)

Warnings: its johndave week bih just lots of fluff/mild cursing (its homestuck, what do you expect)

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Barbie Appreciation Month Day #1 - Appreciation

I, like many, grew up watching Barbie movies. They have entertained and inspired me ever since, and I still watch them to this day (which is probably quite obvious looking at this blog hahaa). I love Barbie because she has always taught me and young people and people of any age who watch her movies so many vital messages which tend to centre around self-love, friendship, kindness, and courage. Speaking of courage, one of my favourite quotes is from Barbie and The Three Musketeers: 

“True courage is pursuing your dream, even when everyone else says it’s impossible.” 

Not only do the quotes inspire me, but so do the characters seen within the films. There are a whole range of characters from heroes to villains and everything in between, and watching the movies allows me to escape into the fantastical worlds they live in. Barbie has also let me enter this “world” on tumblr and amino - the fandom. I’ve made a lot of friends who also love Barbie as much as I do, and interacting with you guys and being able to fangirl with you all is so amazing, especially since being a 17-year-old Barbie fan irl isn’t exactly common!

One thing I adore about Barbie is the music from the films, which I listen to probably every day. They’re so feel-good and inspiring (and in some cases nostalgic!) and I always sing along to them to lift my spirit.

(that isn’t my favourite song or anything I just thought putting a video there would make this post more interesting lmao)

I guess I should end this here, since I don’t want to waffle on about my love for Barbie hahaa. In conclusion, Barbie has been with me almost my entire life, and will most likely stay with me throughout the rest of it. From the dolls to the movies to the vlogs to the fandom, Barbie helps me embrace who I am and never fails to uplift me or make me feel less alone. I love Barbie and I’m not afraid to say it. PACE!

People say that Tumblr is the place to come and spill out something that is bothering you. Probably most of you won’t know what this is about or won’t care - which it totally fine - but some others might be interested to know my point of view on this topic.
A few months ago I talked about how I was shocked after learning what is going on behind the fashion world, in particular Fast Fashion VS Ethical Fashion. Before that moment, my life consisted on shopping or getting clothes for free on almost a daily basis; sure, I donated to charity a lot, and I did lots of hauls, so in a way I felt justified, but then I realised I wasn’t okay with it, something changed. So I shaped my life in a different way, and it feels nice: I stopped shopping as much, I stopped going in most stores, I read about the topic and support the cause as best as I can.

But then, today, I uploaded a clothing haul - something I hadn’t done in months, and oh boy… of course someone had to point fingers.
And because of it, just so it won’t happen again, here is my response to the people that might be confused by my latest video.
Hopefully it explains things a bit! Sorry again if this post was out of line, I just had to write about it.

Thanks for reading! :)

anonymous asked:

Would you like a Six of crows fan made trailer (I'm in the middle of doing one but I'm not sure if a lot of people would like it)

i’d be interested! And the thing is there’s definitely no harm in posting it! I’ve seen some really cool ones before and if you’re already putting work into it (which is way more than I ever do) I think you deserve for the world (tumblr) to see it! I say definitely post it when you’re done! And feel more than welcome to tag me or message me a link whatever! :)

anonymous asked:

I think you are an amazing person and dancer. Just be careful when you say things like I got second because my other two rounds were awful, some people may think you are making excuses or that the girl who won could only win with your other rounds being bad. You definitely don't have to answer this as I'm sure you don't mean it I just wanted you to be aware that it may come across like that to some people. Best of luck at nationals I know you'll be lovely!

the best thing about social media is that i can say and do what i want and i don’t have to care what other people think about it ! isn’t that cool ! i leave my ask open to anonymous questions for those who want to ask me things dance wise, not for people to criticize my every move which apparently, lots of people in the irish dance world think that they are entitled to do, especially recently. you came from my instagram to my tumblr to post this because of what YOU perceived my comment to someone was. why am i not allowed to say when i danced bad? i don’t understand why there’s always these hidden meanings behind everything that i say that people “make up” in their heads. i say what i mean all of the time. i danced bad and i told someone i’m friends with on my instagram. why does that have to translate to me thinking that the person who won didn’t deserve it? or how is that my making excuses for my result? my teacher said i danced bad and i agree. why does that have to be an excuse for anything? am i not allowed to say anything at this point and just pretend the world is puppies and rainbows? lmao 😂 everyone needs to calm down

i don’t live in this world to please other people, i’m here for me.

well actually for me it’s 4:18 pm on june 25th so over here it’s her birthday. for most of you though, it’s 4am where you are which is early but i’m going to say happy birthday anyway.

oh geez where do i start??? summer i love you way too much & it was an honor to start this blog with you & i hope you have the most fantastic day in the whole world & i wish you happiness & love & lots of good food because you deserve everything & i am so glad we’re best friends & that i met you here on tumblr.

we’ve been through some deep deep shit together but there is no one i would rather get through it with than you. you’re the first person i go to when something’s wrong & you understand me like a sister that it’s hard to believe we’re not.

so happy happy birthday to the girl who never fails to make me laugh or cry because you’re so magnificent.
please continue to shine & be yourself!!

(if you’re reading this right now, go shoot summer a happy birthday wish in our inbox & spread the birthday cheer!!!)

- Victoire 💙

identifikationfantasi  asked:

Hey, i used to draw alot and have all these plans with my art and getting more social media where i posted art and yeh. But now im so scared, like if i use something as a pose reference i feel like i copied the whole picture and im afraid of getting hate even though i have a really small follower base. Im so afraid of posting my art bc my style change depending on the art around me and what if something i do look like someone else's art? Im so scared and intimidated, help

Firstly, take a deep breath and relax, you’re young and understandably very nervous, but this isn’t something that you should be worrying about.  If you’re honest about your work, and making what you like, then don’t worry about negative reactions about your art.  Make art for yourself, don’t stop drawing just because you think people are going to call you out on things that don’t really matter in the end because you will change as you improve.

If i’m reading this correctly, you’re using an existing pose as a reference.  There’s nothing wrong with that, and its not necessarily direct copying, try to get that out of your system.  It would be more of a problem if you traced it (which I strongly advise against because you’re more likely to get called out on it if people make comparisons) but if you didn’t, then you’re okay.  Copying isn’t a crime if you’re learning from it, just don’t do it all the time.  And if people call you out on it, be honest, admit that you used it as reference, and move on.  I would suggest trying observational drawings instead, it’s harder, but far more educational than just straight copying.  Learn anatomy and draw from real life to gain a better understanding of the body and how things work.  

And you will always unintentionally adopt the style of the people you are influenced by, it just happens, and it takes time, a lot of drawings, experimentation, and failures to steer your style into a personal direction.  It’s the growing pains of an artist, and I’m pretty sure everyone has gone through it at some point.  Instead of looking at a few artists with similar styles, look into various types of art and aesthetics, that way you can absorb different mediums and get inspired in new ways.  Don’t stick with realism, anime, cartoons, or whatever, look at everything and learn as much as you can.  Then pull the aesthetics you like and experiment with them.  Don’t be afraid of taking someone else’s style for now, you’ll grow out of it, I promise.

You’re scared and you feel like this site is out to get you on any flaw you may show in the work you make, whether it’s a matter of copying or taking too much from someone else’s style (which is an inherent problem of tumblr but that’s a different discussion all together).  Take a moment to realize that tumblr is not your whole world, that there are people who can like your work for what it is and will enjoy your improvement as you continue to draw over the years.  Don’t stop drawing because of what you think others might say, trust me, all the potential creativity you have is not worth giving up just because some people lack foresight.
Make art, draw tons, fail a lot, experiment, get inspired, improve, hate it all, love it at the end, don’t worry about making good art, make art that’s good for you.

the yogscast fandom isn't dead

Yes, we are less active than years before. Yes, people have left the fandom. Yes, there are reasons to leave.

However, we are not dead. A dead fandom means no fandom or a severely small amount of members - the fandom has not dissipated entirely. When I go into the yogscast tag, I see a lot of new posts. Today, there were about 15 new art posts and 15 new humorous/reaction posts in the Yogscast tag. That is not a dead fandom.

Of course the fandom isn’t going to be bustling and drawing in new fandom members every second! I admit it is considerably less than say, 4 years ago! But it’s not 4 years ago. If we are being honest, the Yogscast has always thrived off of plot-driven Minecraft content - like Shadow of Israphel. Now, we’re not getting SOI back anytime soon, but we have had other great Minecraft series in the past as well that drew the fandom in, like Tekkit, MoonQuest, Hole Diggers, Cornerstone, etc.

Now, Flux Buddies and Captive Minecraft on the main channel are the only plot-driven Minecraft series that are supporting the fandom. (excluding Druidz Downtown and To The Core, which are not plot-driven) (if I have excluded any current plot-driven Minecraft series, sorry). These are the ones that get the most fanart and the most attention from tumblr because they are current.

However, that is not to say that the Yogs’ non-Minecraft, non-plot driven content isn’t good - traditionally, this is just what brought specifically tumblr fans into the fandom.
(I’m definitely not saying that this is the only valid content that they make or whatever - just that it tends to be guaranteed attention from the tumblr fandom) Some other successful series holding the fandom together now are High Rollers and Hatfilms’ content (which I don’t watch but see a lot of in the tags).

Yes, the fandom is dwindling, but the yogsfandom on tumblr has always had our dry patches when there is a lack of plot-driven Minecraft content. For example, when Tekkit and Blackrock Chronicles had ended and Feed the World was all that was going on - many fans left the fandom because they felt that the Yogscast would never do any more content in the likeness of Tekkit. However, in MoonQuest, they did just that.

The Yogscast have been trucking along since around 2009 and they started gaining a fandom centered around their plot-driven content around 2010. It’s been about 6 years and it’s been a wild ride, and I personally don’t think it will stop anytime soon. Of course, I could be wrong, but it seems like there has always been this sort of thing when there’s less content to swarm around and a lot of other reasons to leave where the fandom drops a little, then comes back later.

So be patient. Don’t put the toe tag on the Yogscast fandom yet. We’ll probably rebuild with new fans coming in and new series being made. Let’s see where this takes us, and even if it does die, we’ve had a lot of fun on the way.

anonymous asked:

Okay so I just followed you, and I followed for the fae au tag of the Gravity Falls twins. Then I see you're a huge fan of SU and reblog a lot of meta posts!! Score!!! Then I see you reblog /Warrior/ stuff, the one fandom I rarely see crop up on tumblr. I think I'm in love with your blog, can I date it????

Welcome aboard, Anon! Glad to have you along for the ride!

As for Warriors… well, what can I say? I never grew up from my feral kitties. They hold a near and dear place in my heart. I’m also fairly deep into Loud House and Milo Murphy’s Law, too, on top of all my other cartoon loves.

Q+A: Cole Ott

Linework NW is at its heart a gathering of remarkable creators, editors, illustrators, cartoonists, and publishers who represent some of the best work that is being produced in these mediums today.

Each day from now until the show we are going to be highlighting the amazing creators of Linework NW in a series of short interviews. Today’s Q+A, conducted by Kinoko Evans, will be spotlighting artist Cole Ott.

What did you draw this week?
I had a pretty morbid week of drawing! It included a woman shedding her skin like a snake, a dress made of knives, a half-assembled human, even some dismembered body parts. But…I also drew gummy bears and butterflies.

Do you draw from life? What is your favorite thing to draw (this month).
I love to draw from life, but I haven’t done nearly enough of it. Up until about a year and a half ago (when my art was much more cartoony overall), I virtually never did observational drawing of any sort, but I’m happy to say that I’ve seen the light! Life drawing sessions (and doing more studies from reference in general) have seriously upped my art game. I’m also still in that fast, exciting part of the learning curve where I walk away from every life drawing session with a ton of new insight (mostly into how squishy the human body can be) (so delightfully squishy).
My stand-by Favorite Thing To Draw is “whatever animal I think to google search,” but lately I’ve been really enjoying making these impossible/wildly impractical fashion designs.

Who are some of your art heroes?
At this very moment? Eleanor Davis. I really admire her work, which is both so confident and so vulnerable. Her doodle comics are my favorite, and made me think a lot about scope—they can be so small, like she’s just giving you this little nugget of imagery or a feeling, whereas my own instincts say that I need to wrap that nugget up in a “complete story” before I release it into the world (which are instincts I’m now experimenting with ignoring). Plus I’m a real sucker for flat colors and lost edges, so her color work is my jam.

What kind of inspiration do you collect?
I’ve been trying to draw a lot of inspiration from other mediums lately, as I get more into storytelling and making more figurative work (plus it helps to avoid the tumblr trap). Here’s where my head’s at right now: the authors Donald Barthelme and Lucy Corin, the movies In the Mood for Love, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Blind, and the high fashion parts of Pinterest (which I just recently started using). I’m also frantically finishing some short story comics that are heavily inspired by a dark, funny surrealist poet named Zachary Schomburg, who happens to live in Portland! Those comics are also thematically centered on a quote that I misheard (but greatly preferred to the real thing). I like writing down misheard quotes, or drawing the absurd things the brain thinks it sees before it actually figures out what’s going on in an image. It’s a goldmine of accidental originality.

What are you planning for Linework NW this year?
Since I’m quite new to the conventions scene, nearly everything I’ll have at Linework is super fresh off the press. I’m really excited to be bringing this collection of sad metaphorical comics that I’m finishing right now (the ones inspired by weird poetry and a garbled quote), as well as prints of those fashion-inspired drawings I mentioned. I’ll have a couple other odds and ends, in case you’re looking for comics that make you laugh instead of quietly whimper, but the whimpering is what I’m truly about.

I just realized it’s like 12 am on a weekday and no one is awake lmao. Just gonna write some stuff out.

My name is Malak and I’m 22
I am Palestinian living in America (Texas)🌵
I study fashion design and I work at an Art museum
I have a pet cat named Poe and my life revolves him because (as you can see) he is so freaking cute 😭
I really like makeup which y'all will notice that too if you haven’t already lol. I actually initially made my tumblr and Instagram to be a beauty blogger. Glad to say my makeup skills have improved 900% over the past few years. (For those who remember me in 2014/2015 😢 I’m sorry lol)
I do poetry and I used to post videos online of my performances but not so much anymore. If you ever need someone to edit your poem hmu!
One of my most fav foods in the world is Biryani cause I’m easily pleased lmao
I travel a lot because my dad lives in Saudia/Dubai so I go visit family there
I really enjoy good films, music, makeup, articles, poetry, food, my cat, and talking to my friends
Oh another question I get a lot is how long have I had my nose pierced. It’s been over 2 years now 🤗 and yes my very Arab mother and father wanted to kill me when they saw it looool. They’re over it now

Can’t think of anything else rn so here we go :)

Vanity Fair : How do you think social media—and specifically Tumblr—is responsible for the rise in female readership in the world of comic books?
Noelle Stevenson : Well, you don’t want to walk into a place where you feel like people are telling you don’t belong there. So maybe you don’t go into a comics shop or a message board where it’s mostly comics chatter from male fans. For a lot of people that was a barrier. Tumblr was a place where, for once, it was a predominantly female crowd. And you could share comics visually, which is one of the strengths of the design of Tumblr. When I saw Thor, I couldn’t go to [comic-book Web site] Bleeding Cool and say, “Oh, let’s talk about Loki’s issues with being adopted.” But Tumblr was totally there to talk to me about that. Even for people who have been reading for years and years, they could find a crowd here where they were more accepted.
—  Noelle Stevenson interviewed by Joanna Robinson for Vanity Fair - How Noelle Stevenson Broke All the Rules to Conquer the Comic Book World

anonymous asked:

I was curious what's your opinion on the ace/aro discourse. not the actual like are they lgbt+ or not but what tumblr has turned it into? Ive seen a lot of discourse blogs (that don't think ace/aro is inherently lgbt+) say they still support all aces/aros, but then make fun of QP relationships. they also make fun of people who use the + or add letters to LGBT. and make fun of "mogai" identities. it's disappointing you know? the discourse started as something good but some of them take it too far

i don’t think i can answer this ask without clarifying this first: i’m bi and ace –per popular definition(s) of the term, which is a can of worms all on its own, but i’m saying all this as someone who has, uh, lived an ace experience? whatever you would call it?

now i’m not entirely sure what the question is here, but to start with, if people locating and labeling their identity, using whatever terminology, makes it easier for them to understand themselves and the world around them, then i support it! with the major stipulation that it can’t be silencing, co-opting, or abusing another separate or coinciding community. 

a lot of ace tumblr falls into the first category, so people should relax on them and let them be, idk. but a significant portion of people fall into the latter, as well, and i 100% agree with the criticism and frustration. hence why het-aces who call themselves queer/lgbt come under scrutiny, and for good reason.

honestly tho, imo it’s mistaken to try and define lack of sexual attraction as an independent and distinct orientation from sexual attraction (“allosexuality,” woof), and i can’t agree with Ace Discourse when it posits asexuality as such. like, as a bi woman i feel as though i experience bisexuality from an ace standpoint, but i’m still bi. the people i have most in common with are bisexuals, whether they experience sexual attraction regularly, or never at all. i don’t recognize a distinct spectrum separating bisexuals and biromantics, which the ace community relies upon as the bedrock of a lot of their discussions. 

as a result the conversations have gotten hazier, lazier, angrier, less constructive, more reductive. there’s little respect for lgbt history, or the privacy and complexity of people’s experiences with sexual attraction. i find that the lgbt ace community on tumblr has isolated themselves from the people who by all means share most of their experiences— aka lgbt folk! —in pursuit of a distinct categorization all their own. they ignore the interplay of prejudices and oppressions that inform their treatment as asexuals, and call it all the same wholesale “aphobia.”

(which is why hetero aces/aroms insist they fit within the lgbt acronym, because they think that hetero-asexuality is deviant from heterosexuality when… for all intents and purposes it necessarily exists on the hetero spectrum.)

THAT SAID, i know it sucks to fall outside any given understanding of sexuality, because it makes it harder to know yourself. and when people nitpick things like who uses what acronym to refer to their community, i think it’s often mean spirited and counterproductive. BUT… the pushback against a lot of ace tumblr is necessary. ace tumblr is regularly homophobic, racist, etc, and i hope more of them learn to see past what they view as “aphobia” and recognize the heart of the criticisms towards them.

sorry you asked a long question and i gave a long answer, oops!