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Hi Tumblr—

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

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

We’re making some changes that should improve things:

Changes to self-marked blogs

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

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

Changes to reblog chains

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

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

Changes to photosets 

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

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


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

❤️

Laura Moon is not your “iconic badass female character” at all, and I’d appreciate it if white women stopped pretending otherwise. 

I do think it’s important and necessary to portray female characters who are complex, flawed, selfish, dangerous, and even a bit villainous. I also think it’s crucial to represent female characters with mental illnesses properly. So yes, in that sense, Laura is written quite well. Her depression is not aestheticized or glorified in the slightest, nor is it fetishized for a male viewing audience. She’s not a typical wife to a male protagonist because she is dangerous, she is apathetic, she is both a liar and casually blunt, she is self-aware, and she is cynical. These are not typical traits for the love interests of male characters. I get that. 

But Laura is also meant to be a character you dislike, or, at the very least, one that you should have quite a difficult time empathizing with. Not only did she cheat on her husband - she cheated on him with his best friend, a man who also happened to be her best friend’s husband. Her selfish desires caused Shadow to get imprisoned, and she committed adultery while he was in prison because she lied to both Shadow and to herself when she said she could wait for him. She chose temporary relief over honesty. She treated Shadow apathetically, selfishly, and patronizingly, and in fact even after her death she continues to condescend to Shadow and expects him to be at her beck and call. She was callous and flippant with a god (Mr. Jacquel, AKA Anubis) and expected him to listen to her whims. Mr. Jacquel is a serious but compassionate person - if even someone like him is irritated by her actions, then you know that Laura is not a nice or good person at all. 

You don’t need to justify her behavior. You need to accept that she’s a selfish and bad person. If you truly want complicated and different female characters, you cannot spend time trying to prettify or justify their awful behavior. 

Audrey, who justifiably hates Laura, still cares for her because Laura, albeit her actions, was her best friend. It’s difficult to fully hate someone when you found out about their death and their adultery at the same time. But she has no qualms about letting Laura know what she truly thinks about her. And she’s right - Laura did not love Shadow. Laura did not treat him properly. Laura was selfish. Laura is still selfish. Laura thinks of nothing but herself, and it doesn’t matter that she’s depressed; depression does not excuse treating your loved ones like toys to play with or manipulate. 

The only reason any of you are justifying Laura’s behavior is because Shadow is black. The protagonist of the show is a black man, and that’s exactly why you think the show is only good now that Laura is on it. I’ve seen people say “well the show passes the Bechdel test because of Laura now”. Setting aside the sad reality that the Bechdel Test was created by a lesbian to measure lesbian representation (so the show doesn’t actually pass the test since there are currently no lesbian characters on it), there are actually interesting and unique female characters already. These same fans who are touting Laura Moon as the height of “revolutionary” female representation ignore Bilquis. 

If Shadow was a white man, he’d definitely get more sympathy from white fans. Conversely, if Laura was a black woman, she’d get villainized by the same people who are currently defending her. Or alternatively, if Shadow had cheated on Laura, he would be deemed persona non grata by these “Laura defense squad” type fans. Hell, if Shadow was a white man, white fans would not be saying that the show was “boring” until Laura came along - they’d hype it up from the get go. 

This show is incredibly important because the main character is a black man who isn’t reduced to stereotypes at all, and it’s important because it has many characters of color who are written well and aren’t typecast into boring roles. Laura Moon is not what makes this show great. Sure, she’s one example of the great writing behind the show precisely because she’s such a challenging character to figure out and analyze. But even her actress, Emily Browning, acknowledges that she is supposed to be a character you have a hard time liking or empathizing with. Do not excuse her actions or lessen the degree of hurt she caused. 

About the new censorship filter

First and foremost: IT HAS BECOME VERY CLEAR TO ME THAT LGBT CONTENT IS NOT INTENTIONALLY BEING FILTERED OUT

I checked several LGBT related tags and the tags were still full of content with the filter on. I checked several porn tags, and they were totally empty. It’s legitimately meant to only filter adult content, anything else being marked as sensitive content is a bug and not done by design.

EDIT: STAFF HAS MADE AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT LEAVE ME ALONE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOMOPHOBIA OR WHATEVER ELSE YALL HAVE YOUR G STRINGS IN A KNOT OVER. IT NEVER DID. WHINE ABOUT STAFF BEING INCOMPETENT SOMEWHERE ELSE I LITERALLY DO NOT CARE. Edit 2: Staff’s official statement since y'all can’t be bothered to find it yourselves- “Hi Tumblr— We’ve heard from a bunch of you that Safe Mode was filtering posts from the LGBTQ+ community even though they were completely innocuous and totally safe-for-work. Please know that was never our intention, and we appreciate you letting us know so quickly—and forcefully! We’re deeply sorry. Tumblr will always be a place where everyone is welcome and protected, so we want to explain what happened. The major issue was some Tumblrs had marked themselves as Adult/NSFW (now Explicit) as a courtesy to their fellow users, and their perfectly safe posts were getting marked sensitive unintentionally. That should never have happened. We’re sorry. We’re making some changes that should improve things: Changes to self-marked blogs What was happening: Because we consider Explicit blogs to be predominantly sensitive content, we were automatically marking all their posts as sensitive. That was too broad. What we fixed: Now each post is classified individually. As they should be. Changes to reblog chains What was happening: If an Explicit Tumblr reblogged a safe post, we were marking that reblog as sensitive. This was even happening to text posts. Which is silly. What we fixed: We changed the logic so that if the OP is safe, all its reblogs will also be safe. Changes to photosets What’s (still) happening: When you make a photo post, a computer algorithm classifies the image as safe or sensitive. It’s a machine so it’s not perfect. And the chances go up with photosets because there are multiple images. But out of an abundance of caution we keep posts marked sensitive until the OP requests a human review (by tapping the appeal button on their posts). What we’re working on: We plan to have photosets analyzed as a whole group, rather than as individual images. That should reduce the number of mistakes the machine makes. Safe Mode is supposed to make sure people aren’t surprised by things may not want to see—specifically, nudity. It might take some time to get it perfect, but we’re committed to getting there with your help. Our algorithms will keep getting smarter as you give feedback on misclassified posts, and as you share your concerns and suggestions. ❤️”
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Hello, friends!

It was requested more than once so here it is: my YouTube channel!

I’ll be posting a variety of content: speed drawing videos (both digital and traditional), tutorials, art tips, drawing challenges, q&a videos in my pajamas, etc. Maybe even a random vlog here and there. And, of course, suggestions are always welcome!

So please do subscribe if this sounds appealing at all :D

And enjoy this simple self portrait speed drawing video!

text post sentence starters  /  original version here

  • “bro, you look so cute right now. dude, you are so fucking adorable.”
  • “wanna watch this murder documentary with me?”
  • “i may act like i’m sassy but if you’re mean to me there’s a 900% chance i’ll cry.”
  • “i may act like I’m clueless but actually know what’s going on at al times.”
  • “attention: i need attention.”
  • “i don’t have a nervous system. i’m a nervous system.”
  • “drugs? no thanks, the only ‘high’ i need is the natural rush you get from commiting a murder.”
  • “i think i’m subconsciously trying to ruin my own life.”
  • “why fall in love when you can fall on the floor and never get up?”
  • “i try not to sound like an asshole but it’s really hard because i am an asshole.”
  • “i don’t want to look 'pretty’, i want to look otherwordly and vaguely threatening.”
  • “i’m the nicest, sweetest, most rage-filled person i know.”
  • “girls are so soft and amazing and nice and beautiful and mysterious and complex and loving and caring. i don’t remember what i was going to say but i’m just gay.“
  • "i’d love to relax but that’s just not realistic.”
  • “contrary to popular belief i’m actually soft and have feelings.”
  • “this could be less hetero.”
  • “to be honest i just need a hug.”
  • “why can’t I be mentally chill instead of mentally ill?”
  • “this is it, this is how i die: lack of attention.”
  • “are we just friends or is this flirting serious?”
  • “i have this problem where i isolate myself from civilization and then get upset because i’m lonely.”
  • “i may be ugly but at least i have an ugly personality too. consistency is key.”
  • “i don’t wanna get involved in drama i just wanna know 103% of the information on what happened.”
  • “i am bysexual as in i’m not interested, goodbye.”
  • “i could win an olympic gold medal in being ignored.”
  • “fill your heart with bees. if someone breaks your heart then they have to deal with the bees.”
  • “i’m so tired of not being a multimillionaire.”
  • “i panic a lot of other places besides the disco.”
  • “which layer of hell do you think you’re going to?”
  • “my kink is being right.”
  • “my kink is being home alone.”
  • “you’re really sensitive for a selfish asshole.”
  • “i can tell myself to be heartless but in all reality, i have a big heart and can’t treat people badly, that’s just not me.”
  • “what about netflix and kill?”
  • “no offense but why does everyone hate me?”
  • “i’m a strong independent introvert who don’t need no social life.”
  • “why do i get struggles instead of snuggles?”
  • “if a conversation goes on too long without being about me, i’m out.”
  • “i’m small, queer and something to fear.”
  • “all this sadness is bad for my skin.”
  • “i’m cute and perfect but also unstable, violent and self-destructive”
  • “i’m beautiful and underappreciated.”
  • “she’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s me.”
  • “sorry for being awesome, loser.”
  • “is 'no’ an emotion? because i’m feeling it.”
  • Jack: I must honor all life, and protect it at all cost from Aku's evil. No matter how small, scared, or misguided, I must do all that I can to not hurt any mortal being. If I cannot do that, then I do not deserve to wield the magical sword passed down to me.
  • Ashi: *Slaughters an entire army, commits matricide, gets covered in the blood of the enemies she's mowed down* lol what he said I guess.
Masterlist ♥☼♥

Author’s note: last updated 04/05/17

ENJOY!!

Headcanons

Yoosung

Yoosung breaking up with MC (angsty angst angst)

FLUFFY YOOSUNG HCS!!!

Random angst :)

Yoosung as a best friend

MC takes care of hungover Yoosung

Yoosung at a theme park

Yoosung, Zen, and Jumin helping you de-stress

Zen, Yoosung, and Jaehee react to nyan cat

RFA boys + MC on her period

The RFA boy’s reaction to realizing their MC stuttered when anxious

MC beating Yoosung and Seven at LOLOL *one of my faves*

POLY Seven x MC x Yoosung

Zen

Zen, Jumin, and 707 comforting you after a nightmare

The rest of the RFA at a theme park

Yoosung, Zen, and Jumin helping you de-stress

Zen, Yoosung, and Jaehee react to nyan cat

RFA boys + MC on her period

mini Zen cutting off his ponytail thingy ??

The RFA boy’s reaction to realizing their MC stuttered when anxious

POLY ZEN x MC x JAEHEE

Jaehee

The rest of the RFA at a theme park

Zen, Yoosung, and Jaehee react to nyan cat

Jumin, Jaehee, 707- Weapon or Meister? (from Soul Eater ♥)

POLY ZEN x MC x JAEHEE

Jumin

MC defending Jumin after Zen teases him

Jumin’s accidental gay experience with Seven

Zen, Jumin, and 707 comforting you after a nightmare

The rest of the RFA at a theme park

Yoosung, Zen, and Jumin helping you de-stress

Jumin and 707 react to nyan cat

Jumin & marriage *one of my faves*

Jumin, Jaehee, 707- Weapon or Meister? (from Soul Eater ♥)

Showing Jumin cat videos *one of my faves*

RFA boys + MC on her period

The RFA boy’s reaction to realizing their MC stuttered when anxious

The RFA boy’s reaction to realizing their MC stuttered when anxious

Random Jumin HC

707

MC CAN HACK?? *one of my faves*

Zen, Jumin, and 707 comforting you after a nightmare

The rest of the RFA at a theme park

Jumin and 707 react to nyan cat

Jumin, Jaehee, 707- Weapon or Meister? (from Soul Eater ♥)

707 + BEING A DAD

RFA boys + MC on her period

The RFA boy’s reaction to realizing their MC stuttered when anxious

MC and 707 dressing up in pretty dresses

MC singing in Arabic ♥

MC beating Yoosung and Seven at LOLOL *one of my faves*

POLY Seven x MC x Yoosung

V

The best gift for each of the RFA members, Saeran and V

Pocky game & RFA

The best gift for each of the RFA members, Saeran and V

RFA & V react to being in a big argument with MC BUT out of nowhere she starts swearing in Spanish

Saeran

MC gives Saeran a hug *one of my faves*

FIRST KISS ♥ *one of my faves*

Saeran + being home alone

Random headcanons for my angsty child

The best gift for each of the RFA members, Saeran and V

Pocky game & RFA

The best gift for each of the RFA members, Saeran and V

All

MC WITHOUT ANY PANTS *one of my faves*

RFA’s children going through a rebellious phase

MC stealing all of the covers *one of my faves*

RFA + smells

HONEYMOON!!!!!!!! with the RFA ;)

RFA and seven minutes in Heaven

MC & RFA on a rainy day

Movies the RFA would take MC to see

RFA in school

Paintball with the RFA *one of my faves*

RFA members favorite (non-anime) shows

MC’s funeral (with extra angst you’re welcome)

RFAyeee Macarena (the RFA dancing to the Macarena)

RFA after breaking up w/ MC

Suicidal MC (very angsty)

RFA CUDDLES (in gif form)

Karaoke with the RFA

MC self conscious about acne

Coffee order + RFA

RFA first dates :) 

Disney kisses (and gifs) with the RFA

(girl) MC is gay?? whaaa?? (RFA finding out)

RFA reaction to getting told MC committed suicide

How the RFA would act AFTER MC committed suicide

MC & mental illness *one of my faves*

RFA comforting MC during a panic attack *one of my faves*

RFA’s reaction to MC in a swimsuit *one of my faves*

RFA and MC in a haunted house

MC IS RICH!?!??! RFA reactions

RFA and MC working in an office together

RFA pranking MC and making her cry

RFA getting flu shots

Things that turn the RFA on

RFA reacts to MC fangirling over anime

MC breaks a bone

PDA + RFA

RFA zodiac signs

RFA and babies !!!

MC has an asthma attack triggered by RFA members

MC + revealing clothes + RFA

RFA HALLOWEEN *one of my faves*

Phobias & RFA

RFA Christmas gifts!!

MC taking the RFA shopping

MC catching a cold + RFA caretakers

RFA reacts to MC wearing their clothes

RFA TRAPPED IN A PUBLIC BATHROOM STALL *one of my faves*

Painting the RFA’s nails

MC has a tummy ache & RFA takes care of them

RFA + running into your ex *one of my faves*

marriage + RFA *one of my faves*

Sexy halloween costume + RFA reaction

Assertive MC + RFA *one of my faves*

MC gets sent to jail

RFA comforting MC when she throws up

RFA reacts to MC cutting her hair short

RFA + short MC

RFA + tall MC

MC telling RFA she’s a virgin

Pocky game & RFA

MC in the hospital!!

Road trip + stargazing + RFA

RFA coming out as transgender guy

MC allergies *one of my faves*

RFA with a little chubs RFA

RFA comforting MC

RFA eskimo kisses

MC IS ACTUALLY A BOY??? RFA reactions

MC coming out as asexual

leg surgery for MC!!!

MC is a really talented artist + telling the RFA *one of my faves*

the RFA helping MC study

celebrating MC’s bday!!!

RFA finding a stain bum bum bUUUMMM

RFA being left alone with their child

Does this make me look fat?

RFA members find out MC has a lovely singing voice *one of my faves*

MC coming the the RFA’s house in the middle of the night crying

RFA members + winter

MC cooks RFA’s favorite meal

MC being claustrophobic and stuck with all the RFA members

RFA  playing Neko Atsume

MC sending surprise selfies !!!

Shopping with the RFA

RFA members react to MC already having a boyfriend

RFA reacting to MC getting a miscarriage

RFA babes getting comforted by their MC  

MC with an eating disorder

RFA members drunk outta their mindsss

MM characters react to MC becoming a werewolf

The RFA comforting MC during a storm

RFA members reacting to MC having a cat that absolutely has to come with her when she moves in

The reaction to MC purposely annoying the RFA

Disney World date with the RFA

RFA’s reaction to MC in a cat maid costume

The RFA members reacting to MC  being a famous dancer

The best gift for each of the RFA members, Saeran and V

RFA members reacting to MC coming back home from a month long trip

RFA & V react to being in a big argument with MC BUT out of nowhere she starts swearing in Spanish

~~~~NSFW~~~~

The RFA getting sexually frustrated by MC eating food *one of my faves*

POLY Seven x MC x Yoosung

sexting Yoosung

calling the RFA daddy/mommy *one of my faves*

what the boys are like in bed

being seductive on camera while hacker boy watches

POLY ZEN x MC x JAEHEE

bed kinks (unknown included)

RFA + favorite place to have sex

RFA (including Unknown) reacts to MC’s navel piercing/belly bar?

RFA, V and Unknown react to MC admitting that she would like them to dominate her


Scenarios

GOING TO THE BEACH WITH THE RFA!!!

Watching a horror film with Jumin

Yoosung changes his hair

Jumin & Zen prank you & accidentally make you cry

Telling the RFA you have cancer *one of my faves*

Seven and Yoosung stuck in an elevator

MC almost gets kidnapped by unknown, but gets interrupted by daddy Jumin

The RFA boys reacting when MC is acting overally emotional because they don’t feel loved

Jumin’s bday

RFA finds out that MC has really curly hair but has been straightening it constantly because they’re self conscious about it 

Mini Fics

Please come home

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

update: I forgot about this series so it looks like I have some writing to do :)

Jumin cheating lol not a very clever title

Part 1

Part 2 *one of my faves*

The Other Girl

Part 1

Part 2 

“Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers, if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.”  .. (quote Kurt Vonnegut) 

All right, so the massive blue circle is around the old ‘LM’ tattoo (which some people still like to claim is just a fancy M anyways) and the red circle is around that tiny new letter which was added in with this new mandala tattoo it was not there before and it doesn’t match with anything else it’s so random… and it’s a Z but the slanted writing makes it an L from certain angles too… so ZL…. Zayn and Liam Malik all in one mandala :)