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Random dialogue prompts

1. “Well, not everyday your uncle’s boyfriend comes back from the dead so excuse me for acting surprised”
2. “Are you seriously throwing forks at me?”
3. “I’m here, I’m queer and I’m ready to kinkshame your ass ‘til you can’t walk”
4. “Do you ever chill?”
“Not really, no”
5. “And now we all know why (s)he doesn’t get drunk”
6. “I never loved you, just the idea of you”
7. “I can die and my reaction would be meh”
8. “Do you like my IPhone 7?” *shows a very old Nokia phone*
“My IPhone 8 is broken”
9. “You shouldn’t trust me planning weddings”
10. “Guess who broke their nose? I broke my nose!”
11. “I’m kind of broke so sorry if I couldn’t afford your fancy medication”
12. “I’m starting a revolution, any of you wanna come?”
13. “Never let them die, they’re the soap opera of my life”
14. “I will come back from the dead most so you can pay me those 30€, got it Clarice?”
15. “Have you lost your mind?”
“Yes, kinda”
16. “I knew it! You wouldn’t ever like the way I am! You are just like the others, trying so hard to make the perfect daughter you never had!”
17. “Are you sure you wanna be friends with a back stabbing bitch like me?”
18. “I’m never touching that tie again”
“You just set it on fire, of course you won’t”
19. “Today’s lesson is that your morals are so low that I’m not even trying to stop you anymore”
20. “Educate yourselves, you sexist sons of bitches!”
21. “My logic is plain weird, don’t ask”
22. “Does every evil genius have a secret fridge full of Nutella?”
23. “What’s happening?”
“All I know is that my phone is dead and those weirdos we’re saying something about a queen but that’s not important”
24. “There’s no way in hell you’re going to do that”
“Why not?”
25. “Could you stop, Idk, murdering people for fun?”
“Did you just used idk in a verbal conversation?”
26. “I’m pretty sure you won’t get tumblr popular if youjust lay chill”
27. “So actual methods didnt work… time to be problematic!”
28. “There’s an angel blade stuck in my ass and that’s what you’re thinking about?”
29. “I wouldn’t say that”
“I would”
30. “Did you heard the news?”
“MCR is coming back?”
“Then I don’t care, go fuck yourself”

Ways to Have Fun in Fandom

1. Focus on creating your own content. Even if it doesn’t get a lot of traction right away, it will get seen by some people and they will enjoy it.

2. Compliment and support other artists if you like their stuff. Don’t be clingy or fantasize interacting with other popular content creators, just support them like you would an artist or a writer in real life.

3. Be generally polite to your online peers and be careful with being obsessive. Understand that everyone has personal boundaries and they all vary from user to user.

4. Spread your interests out to keep from getting creatively burnt out on something if you want to focus on it long term.

5. Write down all the ideas for content you’d like to create and pick the top three you you want to do most. You’re not going to have time or energy to make everything all at once, it’s ok if you miss other ideas.

6. Try to finish projects but don’t feel guilty about posting small sketches or writing in small chunks or works in progress.

7. Don’t feel bad about stopping production of content if you’re sick of it and want to move into anything else. Fandom usually isn’t something you do for profit, and in the grand scheme of things, notes and reblogs won’t count for much.

8. If something stops being fun, enjoy what you did and move on. It’ll still be there if you ever want to go back to it.

9. Try to stay casually in contact with people you’ve interacted with, explain why your leaving or taking a break from the fandom, and support their works if you’re still on good terms with them. Even if you do leave their fandom, it’ll show good sportsmanship.

10. Take breaks from tumblr and share work over multiple platforms. Twitter, instagram, and Facebook are all good ways to get tranction for your content, even if Tumblr is the go-to for fandom interactions.

How do you do, fellow kids?

We’ve teamed up with Tumblr and our Campus Ambassadors to find out how you are bringing pride #backtoschool this Fall.

More than 30% of Americans polled say they are uncomfortable with LGBTQ people in their families, schools, and communities, but acceptance is growing! Over 20% of millennials identify as LGBTQ and 63% identify as allies. Most importantly, many LGBTQ students feel a stronger sense of community among friends and chosen family in their schools, and we want to celebrate those student stories!

Let’s share messages, images, and stories of love and acceptance to LGBTQIA and questioning students as they head #backtoschool.

#backtoschool cool

Post a selfie, mirror pic, group shot, or old photo of you looking #backtoschool cool and tell us about your life as an LGBTQ or ally student.

Not a student? Share your cutest or strangest #fbf (flashback Friday) photo from your school days!

Let us know… How are you bringing pride back to school? What are you most excited about this year? What are you and your student activism organizations working on? Who is in your queer family at school? Why are you proud to be you?

Thank you for spreading love to queer youth going #backtoschool! To learn more about GLAAD and how to get involved with our youth initiatives, check out glaad.org/youth.

(Art by Tumblr Creatr, Pop Aesthete)


Hi Tumblr. I don’t get to update a lot these days, and this is the reason why. The trailer for the movie that Kumail and I wrote together is finally out! 

Most of my time right now is spent on promotional stuff for the movie, writing ideas for other movies, and working on friends’ TV shows when I can, so I don’t have a lot of time to answer questions on Tumblr, but I wanted to show you all why I’ve been so absent. 

I will be back, but in the meantime you can watch our movie in NY/Chicago/LA on 6/23 and in theaters everywhere on 7/14! 

anonymous asked:

Hi I saw you made that list for the other anon and was wondering if you could make a list of your favorite eyeshadows please?

Sure, why not. :) But be warned, this list is going to get even longer than the one with eyeliners! 

*Note: A fair number of the creators who have been mentioned in the eyeliner post also make eyeshadows, so don’t be surprised if you see certain names repeat. Also, I’m going to include links to general eyeshadow/makeup tags for all listed creators, for even more browsing fun!

Lilith: Lotus eyeshadow | Supernova eyeshadow | Delicate eyeshadow | Serenade eyeshadow | Andromeda eyeshadow | General tag: Tumblr | Livejournal

Digital Angels:  Mouseyblue Soft Gold Island eyeshadow | general tag

Aweeshie: Back to Basics eyeshadow | Pixie eyeshadow | general tag

Nabila: Hypertronic Superstar eyeshadow (working link) |  Kyoto monolid eyeshadow (working link) | *other files reuploaded (sharing this instead of Nabila’s general makeup tag, since most of the original links on her LJ don’t work anymore)

MouseyblueSuper Real eyeshadows (the ones I have in my game are 1,2,3,7,16,26,31) | General tag: Tumblr | Livejournal | GoS

IoBruno/Ephemera eyelids (the link in the original post is dead, so here is a reupload. Sadly, I only found 3 recolors in my downloads. If anyone happens to have the full set and would be willing to share, please leave a comment!)  link updated by Io! | general tag

MaronBlind Date 2013 eyeshadowsMi eyeshadow | General tag: Tumblr | Dreamwidth

Jessi-dotBlame You eyeshadow | Rest My Case eyeshadowgeneral tag

CuriousB: *The Snake and the Moon eyeshadow (also available as multilayerable blush) | Song of the Nile eyeshadow | general tag

Prosthetics: Sleep alone eyeshadow | general tag

Anva: Vibrant shadow | MTS Profile

ZombieJillShooting Bullets eyeshadowBurning Rubber eyeshadow | General tag: Dreamwidth | GoS

IzzaGarageDays (recolors of ZombieJill’s Face Devouring shadows) | general tag

Fade to BlackZero Sum eyeshadow | General tag: GoS

Trapping: CiJ 2013 gift for AdmiralAeris | General tag: Livejournal | GoS | *other files reuploaded

Oritasho: Eyelids no.1 | General tag: Livejournal | GoS

Bruno: Just Shadow | Smudgy eyeshadow | MTS profile

SussisSoGoodSims: Sickly eyes (an old set, but it’s holding up pretty well; I sometimes to use these shadows on my vampire sims)

*BONUS DOWNLOAD: A random assortment of eyeshadows that I have in my game, but I either don’t remember where I downloaded them from, the original links/sites are gone, or I got them from downloading a sim and therefore can’t link back to the original post. In addition to the eyeshadows shown, the download also features a set of eyeshadows by Anva that aren’t on her MTS profile.


Soooo… I’m a bit swarmed with school work so sadly i have had to cut back the number of comics with them being posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 pm EST approx

also part 2 of the collab didn’t get many notes so i just think you should check out these talented comic artists

- CoNic-Con https://conic-con.tumblr.com/

- Allysaurusmeow https://allysaurusmeow.tumblr.com/

- Rainbow Coloured Liquorice https://rainbowcolouredliquorice.tumblr.com/

Why not follow my twitter?? ☞  https://twitter.com/GinwoodComics

anonymous asked:

Wow wow wow. I followed you on twitter after seeing a bit of GT, then a few weeks later realized you are on tumblr. I've spent the last hour over-dosing on your feed, I don't think I've ever become teary-eyed just from looking at beautifully drawn characters before. You are truly lifegoals and have gotten me seriously working on my lineart again. I now understand why people use anon, I do not feel worthy to be looked at by you. <3

Oh gosh It brings me lots of joy knowing that you like my work and that it could get you back into working on your own stuff! That means a lot to me! No need to feel unworthy!! Ahh thank you!

Dogs of Future Past - Part 33

Sans gets back to Toriel’s place, where it seems like people are finally starting to believe him…although perhaps it’s too little, too late.

Yes, am going with a mid-week update! This is going to be the last written part. The rest is comic from here on out!

–Dogs of Future Past–


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Seeing Their Ideal Type At A Concert

Requested by anonymous- Also, I’m sorry if it’s dumb and horrible and not what you were looking for. I’ve never done one of these before. I did some looking around and made this to the best of my abilities. I’m pretty sure I wrote these longer than most of the reactions I’ve seen, and less open ended and more story like, but that’s just how I roll. They kinda ended up almost more like mini drabbles lol. Scenarios? Whatever. Also, I felt incredibly cheesy writing these. So much cheese. 


Originally posted by jghoseoks

Your banner caught his eye first. A huge sign with his face saying “He’s our only hope!” (Kek) He walked over, prepared to give a bit of fan service, when he sees you. He thinks you are so pretty, and practically falls in love with your smile. He’s thrilled to see that you’re here for him when he notices your shirt with his face. He sends you finger hearts and his signature sun smile. He see’s that you and your friends are keeping up with even the more complicated dances, and notices by your movements that there is no way you are not a dancer. Suddenly this boy who was born extra, becomes extra X9000. Tongue is out, hips are thrusting, and he’s spending as much time on your side of the stage as possible. Unbeknownst to you, his whole performance has become about making you smile as much as possible. He catches the flower crown you throw onstage and wears it for the rest of the concert. As he leaves the stage at the end of the night, he makes a mental note to take a selca with the crown in the hopes that he’d see you comment. 


Originally posted by yoonseok

(I would like to take a quick moment to say I’ve felt the power of his smirk while looking into my eyes. It’s no joke when I say it’s a life changer)

Yoongi’s stage presence is well known for being powerful and charismatic. So it was no surprise to you that your eyes kept being drawn to him again and again. What did surprise you was the feeling that he was actually looking right back. Several times he come over and did his lines while looking right into your eyes, and holy shit, was that a smirk? You tried not to get excited, knowing full well it was most likely fan service. What you didn’t know, however, was that he was just LOVING how into the music you were. You even kept up with his rap lines. He could see by your blush that you knew the grin was for you, so he decided to have fun teasing you for the rest of the night. Just when he thought you couldn’t get more perfect, instead of turning into a sobbing fangirl from the attention, you started teasing him back. You fan yourself when he’s thrusting his hips at you, roll your eyes whenever he says something cheesy, and pretend to puke when he does aegyo. His gummy grin came out in full force when you threw him a devil horn headband, and you raised your eyebrows at him in challenge. He prances around in the headband and the crowd is loving it. Too soon, the night is over. Two weeks later, you find a new comment on one of your youtube covers… MYG comments: ”The music’s not bad devil girl.”


Originally posted by hoseokxx

Namjoon was greeting the crowd when he saw you, and stumbled over his words for a moment. You were stunning. If tumblr was a person, it would be you (I crack myself up). He spent most of the night hanging around your side of the stage, doing all kinds of silly things to make you smile, talking to the crowd as much as he could get away with. He knew he was supposed to be professional and pay attention to everyone, but he just couldn’t help himself. He was pleased when he saw you get excited and sing along with his parts, and thought it was cute when you tried to rap. At the end of the night, he made sure to lock eyes with you as he was saying goodbye to the crowd and gave you one of his famous dimpled winks. Fast forward a few months later, and the boys are looking over profiles for a model to be the love interest in their new music video. Namjoon’s shocked expression has everyone looking at the profile in his hand. “This one.” he growls. It’s you. 


Originally posted by armyfanclub

He sees a huge poster of him in a puppy costume in the crowd. It makes him laugh so he looks down at the fans holding it and is shocked. You were perfect. Suddenly, he wants to do nothing but impress you. Goodbye puppy Jimin, hello Adonis. This boy is being completely disrespectful and there are way more body rolls, lip bites, and clothes being pulled off than there was supposed to be. He threw his shirt at you, and you caught it, shocked and blushing, while he grins. The night ends, and you leave a changed person, a Jimin stan for life. You are so worked up you film yourself dancing to Jimin’s solo Lie, and post it on youtube.  A few days later, it’s being retweeted by none other than BTS’s twitter. In your messages you find something from someone with a private profile. “Are you wearing my shirt right now? ;) (I’m sorry, he just seems like he would totally fuk boi text, ya know?)


Originally posted by jeonify

This boy would notice you right away and turn into a blushing mess. Until the music starts, that is. Suddenly he’s serenading you, and smirking, and just being charismatic AF. You were a little older than him and weren’t even a Jungkook stan, but you kept feeling yourself being pulled in his direction. He certainly moved his body in a way that suggested he knew what he was doing. Soon it was you that was a blushing mess and he loved it. You threw the plushie monkey on stage that you had actually meant for another member and he was quick to snatch it up and wrap it around his neck. He spent the rest of the night with it like that, and when the concert was over and they went to their rooms, he had it in bed with him. Some time passed, and you’re performing an acoustic cover of one of your favorite love songs at a cafe, like you do every Saturday. When the song is over, one of the waitresses brings over some tea and tells you it’s been paid for. You look around, and there in the dark corner of the cafe is a person in a black face mask. He pulls it down and winks at you before putting it back. Jungkook has found you. 


Originally posted by jimin-bts-trashs

(The gif kinda explains where I’m going with this one lol)

Ah, Tae. With this boy you never know what you’re going to get. He’s either the most adorable thing to ever exist, or so hot a single glance will melt you into a puddle. When he sees you in the crowd, sex god Taehyung is activated. He’s looking into your eyes while licking his lips. Thrusting his hips, and dancing so incredibly amazing. He’s been pulling his shirt up so much you begin to wonder why he even still has it on. Towards the end of the night, you throw up the two plushies you’d brought for him. He picks them up quickly, and kisses one before giving it back to you with a wink. You both sleep with them that night. The next day you are so inspired (infires!) that you spend all day drawing. You post what you consider your greatest work, Taehyung in all his seductive glory, on tumblr and it seems to be well received. You get a message a few days later. “Do you really think I look like that? WOW. I think you’re pretty too.”


Originally posted by bwiseoks

This man is a born show person. So as soon as he spots you, looking gorgeous and wearing his jersey numbers, he decides to put on the best show of his life. He’s talking to the crowd, dancing his little heart out and singing like an angel. You laughed at all his ridiculous jokes and cried when he did his solo. You were obviously filming and taking pictures, so he made sure to make as much contact with you as possible. At the end of the night, he looks straight into your camera and gives you his famous flying kiss. Several months later, Jin is taking an acting class, to prepare for a drama he was considering trying out for. The teacher reads off names and puts them into groups for a project. As he walks over to his assigned group, he’s stunned, because there you are.

Quick “update”: I am closing my asks until June 11th, too. I wanted to leave it open so you guys can contact me, but this morning I got so frustrated that I had to close them. 

Despite stating that I’m on hiatus in my description, making it my blog title, and making an entire post about it so nobody would miss it, some people still think it’s okay to send me requests (that I just don’t take, let alone now that I’m on hiatus) and try to tell me what to do with my stories.

I will write what I want to write when I want to write it because I’m a person and not a machine. I don’t understand why that is so hard to fathom for some people. If I’m on hiatus, it means that I’m taking a step back and staying away from Tumblr. Why do you think sending me requests that I don’t take will work when I can’t even get myself to reply to positive, supportive asks? 

Please, read the FAQ before sending me an ask.  I won’t be answering any of the questions that I’ve answered in my FAQ post when I come back from hiatus because I’m tired of getting the same requests over and over again when I don’t take them, and I’m tired of people asking for updates as if I can just sit down and write a 10k chapter every hour. If I could do that, I would. I would love nothing more than to be able to update and finish all these stories so everyone would be happy, but I can’t do that. I just can’t. I don’t have enough energy or time to finish a single chapter right now, let alone all of them.

For everyone else who has sent me an ask with a question or just a supportive message, thank you. I appreciate the time you took out of your day to think of me and send some positivity my way. I will get to answering all those asks when I have more time and when I feel better. Thank you for your support! I hope all of you are doing good! ♡

Being a top student at university

Originally posted by iwishihadametalheart

This post is based on my (and my friends) experience (second year student; sophomore).

I haven’t double-checked it, so I suppose there would be some mistakes. I miss articles all the time, sorry.

1. First year is the most important

Show your professors your capabilities. Let professors get to know you, their opinion will be significant later. Slog your guts out, get the best marks, show them you really care and you are intrigued in what they say. Later on if the next year/term is tougher or you are be able to fully focus on your education, professors will look kindly on you, they won’t be so strict, so your marks won’t be much lower.

2. Luck

Believe me, we are not always fully prepared. Sometimes our knowledge is incomplete because we don’t had enough time to learn, the topic XYZ is so shitty that we simply don’t get part of it. It happens that we have to count on our luck. The final test is coming in a few hours and you still know nothing about ABC or XYZ. You don’t have enough time and you know you won’t get it in half of an hour. Fuck this, fuck that – you hope you will be able to answer a questions. You’ve got nothing to lose, joke that it would be nice, if you got a question about QWE. If the professor knows you, remembers you and is aware of your knowledge, there is a huge possibility you’ll get this question.

3. Talk to people before your final exams

It’s partly connected with “Luck”. Talk to people who already had their finals (not only to your peers but also to older students). It’s not about questions, because you won’t get the same ones, that’s for sure. It’s more about getting to know the professor’s way of thinking, asking questions, choosing topics. Ask people how much you need to write/say in order to get a good mark. Ask people what topics are professor’s favourite, what do you need to know, how to impress them. Mark down what questions did your friends/other students get – learn them if you know that this professor likes to ask the same thing, pay less attention if you know they like to change them. But never left them aside, you have to know at least part of the answer to be save.

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So here's a list of fuugen fics you have to read

I’m not even going to try to embed the links cos I’m a lazy arse and I wanna get back to reading but I making this because I know I will be using this later myself so why not have it for everyone

FYI many of the authors are on tumblr if you go track the fuugen tag you’ll see them and I follow most of them but since I have like 22 tabs worth of fuugen fics open I’m not even going to bother linking them (they sometimes post their tumblrs in their bio or blurb so look)

Anyway, Imma shut up, so here (in no order whatsoever):

I’ll update if and when I find more good stuff UwU

EDIT April 22nd 2015: MORE FICS~

Dating Namjoon

other members; yoongi | hoseok | park jimin | taehyung | seokjin | jungkook

Originally posted by ksjknj

- him actually being such a dorky boyfriend
- he’d put so much effort into the relationship
- he would do anything and everything he would do make sure the relationship was stable and working out
- cute little nick names that didn’t seam like a lot but meant a lot to you two
- beautiful, angel, gorgeous, babe, baby, princess
- “princess,”
- “joonie, I’m trying to sleep,”
- “but it’s cold,”
- “quit complaining,”
- “come cuddle with me,”
- cuddles
- cuddles
- oh, and did I mention lots of cuddles
- him acting like a hottie on stage, but in reality being a really cutey
- namjoon being your personal teddy bear
- random dates for o apparent reason
- him trying to cook for you
- that obviously ended horribly
- whenever you get into a argument he’d always apologise first
- even if he wasn’t apologising for what you wanted him to apologise for, he’d just end up apologising for his bad temper
- you bring out the dorky side of him
- sMiLes
- him being super clumsy
- and you basically having to move everything valuable to you out of his way
- him spilling things, smashing things, and just tripping over everything
- laughing fits because of him falling
- whenever he wants something he’d drag out the endings of his sentences
- “babeee, could you come hereeee?”
“namjoon, what do you what?”
- everything you do would be special to him
- holding hands in public is a must
- to be honest, he’d just love taking you out and showing you off
- getting angry when a boy even thinks about looking at you
- “baby, could you come to the studio with me today?”
- pda everywhere
- him buying you teddies, just so he can steal them off you weeks later
- “babe, have you seen that teddy? you know the one you got me last week, I can’t find it anywhere,”
- “no, sorry babe, I haven’t seen it,”
- he says as he’s shoving that exact teddy into his backpack to take back to the dorm with him
- he’d see you shiver the smallest bit, and within seconds his jumper is over your head or his jacket is wrapped round you
- making up stupid raps for you, or about you, at random points throughout the day
- whenever he’s stressed all he wants to do is cuddle with you
- you’d have a lot of arguments with namjoon, but they’d never been big ones and they’d be resolved within minutes
- overall, he’d be such a cute boyfriend.
- like, namjoon, please love me and marry me
- he’d be the kind of boyfriend to do anything and everything for his partner. and is willing to risk his life fro the person he loves.
Sup, Hey, How ya doin!

so, I know I have a lot explaining to do; where the fuck have I been?
well, at first my internet was being shitty and just not working at all. and then, I went on holiday, I was hoping that the wifi would be fixed before I went on holiday just so I could post a little bit but unfortunately it wasn’t working when I left. I was obviously on holiday all last week, so yeah… that’s why I haven’t been posting at all.
but, be prepared, over the next couple of days I’m gonna be spamming tumblr with everything I’ve been writing.

so, requests are open for everything, and requests as much as you possibly can because I want to get as much done within this week before I go back on holiday again.
also, here’s my masterlist just in case you want to look at some of my moodboards or read some of my reacts etc.

love ya all!
~ kala
previous post; dating jungkook
last react: northern dialect

PSA bc it's pissing me off rn

Hi this is a rant given to you by me while I’m sitting on the floor in my shower with my phone, in a life proof case, in my hands. I, because I’m tired from being out walking around in an unsuccessful hope of seeing fireworks, am just trying to chill while the water washes over me for a bit and enjoy some Bucky smut.

Now, here’s where I start to get annoyed. I search Bucky x reader smut and scroll through the tags. Not only do I find a shit ton of Seb Stan x Reader smut, I find fics that don’t contain any smut at all. So, I’ll scroll through the tags to see if Tumblr mobile is just fucking up. Nope. The authors tagged their Seb Stan angst as Bucky x reader smut.

Like, I get the point of why they do that bc it gets their work more views bc they’re tagging it with a popular tag. But c'mon man, when I’m scrolling through the search area looking for some Bucky smut I don’t wanna have to scroll past fics that don’t technically belong in that category.

Smh…okay…that is all. Just wanted to share my little annoyance with you guys. Back to sitting in the shower and then hating myself for wasting water. *grumble grumble grumble* I apologize for any typos or weird autocorrects.


I texted you today. Not because I missed you, but because I was used to running into your arms when I was scared. I was so used to having you with me when I needed help. When I needed you to comfort me with lies. I was used to seeing three small dots, and reading some sweet line you probably got from Drake.

I told myself “I’ve moved on,” and I believed it. I knew I did. But whenever I see you, whenever I see something that reminds me of you- of us-I melt down.

Until now I don’t what happened. Why did we let go? Did we know that nothing could bring back the feelings that ceased to exist? That talking wouldn’t mend the rapture we made in each other’s hearts?

I have many questions, but I can’t find answers. It’s like nothing could satisfy my thirst, my yearning for your love.

I texted you today, and you didn’t text back. Perhaps you never will.

anonymous asked:

yea so you know how you get really annoyed by people taking gifs and edits and stuff? Well... where did you get all the content to make them in the first place? Most likely from someone else's video.. right? Like on Youtube. So aren't you stealing other people's work? And since all the stuff you all use is copyrighted by Taylor, you're really stealing her work? I mean you're not making any money of Tumblr so why so unwilling to share?

In today’s episode of: Lookie lookie, an anon who knows nothing about photoshop and how tumblr works

ps: i dont care what u think since you’re hiding under the anonymous name and some weird circular icon with glasses on it lmaoooo come back when you muster a little courage will ya? 

Getting Your Car Serviced: A Hopefully Helpful Post

Hey so as a former service advisor I just wanted to make a quick post for people who might be bringing their cars in for service for the first time. So here’s a quick primer. (Note: Not all service advisors are bad people or just in it for the money, but most of them are paid in some amount by commission, so…) When you bring your car in for warranty work or for regular service, they will usually do an inspection. If you’re still under warranty, you’re usually golden and hey if they can do the work for free, get it done! If not…

Very quickly: if your check engine light is on and steady it’s just a general warning light for your car, most of the time it’s something electrical, and if it’s steady you can keep driving. If that light starts flashing? That’s when you wanna pull over and stop driving. A little bit of brake squeal is not abnormal esp first thing in the morning. If it happens throughout the day, try hosing off your wheels (when they’re cool!!) with a pressure washer, 80% of the time that squeal is brake dust. A consistent loud grinding noise? Not a normal brake noise. 

When you make your appointment, ask what their policy is on diagnostic charges. Some of the less ideal car companies (*cough* chrysler *cough*) will not cover the cost of the technician looking at the car if they don’t find a problem. Which means if you bring your car in for an intermittent problem you could be out a lot of money if it doesn’t happen for the tech. (Yes, even if you still have warranty)

Do a quick visual inspection, too, because if you’ve got a rock in your suspension making a noise warranty may not cover that. And if it’s an internal rattle, try taking everything out of your car. Your sunglasses in your overhead compartment might very well be making the noise you hear from your dashboard (trim noises travel).

Re: intermittent problems, try to know when it happens. Does your car make that noise when it’s raining? Once you’ve been driving for twenty minutes? First thing in the morning? When turning left? The more info you can give about this the faster the tech will be able to find the problem. (Seriously. Every little detail is a world of help).

If you don’t understand what the person who calls you with the results says you don’t have to say yes. You can thank them for the info, write down what they said or have them send you the info, hang up, and call someone who knows better. Most service advisors are trained as sales people first and foremost. They will try to put pressure on you, they will tell you they need the go-ahead right away. Admittedly, if you do this there’s the chance that your work will take a little bit longer but that’s better than being out a lot of money for useless work.

To that end, find someone you trust and know to ask for advice. Let that person know you’re bringing your car in for service and that you might be hitting them up throughout the day. I’ve even given service advice to people I know from tumblr, it never hurts to ask around for some advice.

Car things sound scary. I know this. They can also sound really confusing. I know that too. And obviously there are problems with cars that need to be fixed and that’s why service departments exist. But there is a huge amount of service work that is complete and utter bullshit. 

Ask your service advisor questions, too. They should be able to answer them, or to say ‘I don’t know, I’ll ask the technician and get back to you’. Don’t accept bullshit answers that don’t actually say anything. Your service advisor should be able to explain in words that you understand exactly what is wrong with your car. In my experience, if your advisor can’t do this and they still have a job, they’re keeping it because they’re a shady sales person and not because they know their way around a vehicle.

Read your owner’s manual, know your owner’s manual. The service advisor is going to tell you that you need a brake flush, a transmission flush, a power steering flush. They will tell you that your diff fluid needs to be changed. They will tell you this way before it is actually true. Some will tell you, or suggest to you, that your warranty will be voided if you don’t do this work when they say. The only thing you need to hold to is what your owner’s manual says. Seriously.

Ask what the most important problem is, ask what needs to be fixed first, what can get left for a few months, what can wait even longer. Expect your advisor to be able to say: this is the most crucial, then this, then these items here. If they can’t do that, you might want to rethink how much you trust them.

I would recommend doing a walk-around on your car before and after you bring it in for service. Some car porters are great about admitting when they’ve done lot damage. Some not so much…

Get to know your warranty too, whether regular or extended. Some wearable items (brakes, shocks, etc) will only be covered for 1 yr/20,000km so even if you’re still under your three years that noise you’re hearing maybe can’t wait a couple more months.

Oh, and if you’re buying a car, and they try to sell you a propak (don’t buy it) or an extended warranty (sometimes worth it), I would be really careful about knowing what exactly is in that extended warranty or w/e else because ho boy have I seen some brutal deals in my day. 

And if you have any questions about how things work in service or sales departments (or if you wanna hear some of my stories about the worst of humanity who work at dealerships) feel free to drop me an ask!


People kept tagging stuff like “HOWW??” and “wtf why not me??” in my last post on Tumblr, and… it’s really just practice.

So, here’s some old subway/metro sketches.These are from a few years ago actually lol
Keep a pen and sketchbook on you at all times, no eraser or pencil, and you’ll get better at freehand sketches. Force yourself to do it. Mess up? Sketch right beside it and try again. I bought the cheapest pen and sketchbook that I could find (dollar store stuff).Also, I’m that creepy girl staring at you and drawing on the subway. Lol
On the other hand, I’m going back to work tomorrow for the first time in about half a year so I might not post as much…but I dont post that frequently here anyways so…XD;;

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