The purpose of life is not to become something. From the very moment that you are born, you already are something - you are everything. You are everything you need to be and you have so much potential inside of you. At any stage of your life, you will always be something, my love. You do not have to be in certain relationships, graduate from university, find a well-paying job or fulfill any other ‘requirements’ to be a worthy human being. No matter what, you will always have value.
the general trend of websites trying to look more like apps is annoying. no one wants this. i doubt the designers even want it. the move probably just comes from bosses being like ‘well we always need to provide fresh new content and change in order to stay competitive’ when the entire reason a platform (vine, yikyak, tumblr, twitter, reddit, etc) got popular in the first place is because it was a certain way. why change what got you successful? its infuriating
I know that your mind plays tricks on you on your dark days; I know that you may question your existence and wonder why you are even going through all of this pain; I know that your thoughts might be focused on all the things that could go wrong; I know that it is simply horrible sometimes. Here is your reminder that:
you are here for a reason. You were put on this world with a purpose. Your existence is pure magic.
even though your brain is telling you otherwise, there are a million things that can (and will!) go right.
the pain is only temporary. It is not all there is. The future holds so much happiness and bliss.
you are worthy and loved at all times.
you are capable and you can make it through this. You are an incredibly strong fighter, my love. And I am so proud of you.
Cherish is a nonbinary Black person who was in an unfortunate car accident and suffered extensive injuries. They’re at risk of eviction and need help keeping themselves afloat and paying for treatment. Please share and donate if you can!
Please be gentle with yourself. Living through a pandemic is not a normative experience. This is traumatic. This whole experience may be even more difficult for you if you have gone through something traumatic before. So please be kind to yourself. You’re doing the best that you can.
keeping positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. other emotions aside from happiness are healthy and okay. thinking positive just means that even on your hardest days, you know that there are and will be better days ahead of you.
Sick of the love for fat women only branching out to those who are the perfect, curvy hourglass. Every plus sized woman deserves to be respected and supported no matter how they’re shaped. Fat isn’t bad. Fat isn’t a dirty word. Fat is beautiful, no matter who it’s talking about.
so you're saying we WILL eventually get to that part?
Will the most asked question of the series be answered? Yes absolutely, I wouldn’t leave you hanging.
It’s just that it’s the driving force behind the comic right now and honestly, revealing it NOW would be a cop-out. I’m saving it. Plus there’s more foreshadowing I can stuff in there, other plot we can pursue, etc.
As long as I don’t give up on this comic, the reveal will be an anticipated part of the story. I have it planned out, I know why/what/when/how. I’m just not interested in spoiling it.
This young fictional world and it's characters are starting to feel really comfortable. Like, you know it every time you play again and it gets more real with each turn. I'm also into other fandoms which are known worldwide, but TWC is honestly not any different. I do see that you're drowning in compliments, the thing is it's kinda hard not to throw them at you since writing an interactive novel smoothly is one hell of a tough work. You are greatly appreciated.
Can you ever drown in compliments? :D
But joking aside, these messages mean A LOT to me. They help keep me motivated and encouraged. Knowing Wayhaven is meaning something to people and that others are enjoying it is what keeps me going!
So thank you for taking the time to write this and to all those that send me messages! Please know that your generosity and support mean the world and I never take them for granted. Ever. <3
I just thought I’d share this for anybody struggling with their mental health / feeling suicidal.
My friend is struggling with his mental health. Depression, anxiety and feeling suicidal.
He told me that everyday he says “tomorrow” and finds any reason not to make an attempt on his life. Reasons like; it’s too sunny, it’s too rainy, it’s too cloudy, it’s the weekend, it’s a Monday, the leaves are falling that’s too cliche ect.
Find your reason.
Keep going! Better days are ahead. Just take it one day at a time!
Hi everyone, I’ve never done this before but I thought I’d give it a try! I’m a black nonbinary student and in need of a new computer for my creative work and school work. The one I have now has been shared for 10 years and it’s seriously busted. I’ve been saving up for a new one for quite some time but there’s a lot going on with my job situation right now that’s preventing me from getting it as soon as I’d like. If you can spare even a couple dollars that would help so much!!
As we hit the middle of the year I’ve been reflecting a lot on what’s going on in my life and one of the things I can say I’m intensely grateful and proud of is the project I’ve dedicated the last two years of my life to: my Patreon community.
It started off as a gamble that I quit a full time job for and since then it’s grown into a hub of interests and people that I wake up looking forward to each day. However, the work that goes into it is INTENSE and I really want to take a few tweets to highlight some of the great stuff that goes on in it.
The flagship of the community is the Discord server- which is one of the warmest, most caring and least toxic environments I’ve been in online. This is also where I make most of my announcements first, share my WIPs or gather feedback as to what people to see more of.
In the server we have a whole section dedicated to art feedback, where artlings can get direct critique and paintovers from me (or anyone else), as well as support other people in return. There are also critique-free channels, for when you just need to be showered with love and approving emoji.
Tied to that, I also do livestreaming Q&As on Twitch, where any patron can submit a piece and have me review it live. This may or may not include copious amounts of sass. Here’s an example of a past stream.
For the highest tier of patrons, I also do private 1-to-1 sessions where we get to sit and talk through any kind of topic or burning question over screenshare paintovers. I love these sessions, as I really find that sometimes 30 minutes can really help break someone’s art block!
Lately I’ve also been posting a lot of my work process via timelapses. Personally, I’ve always found it helpful to watch how other artists draw, what parts come easy and what parts they struggle with to feel like I’m on the right track. Here’s a sample of that too.
Every month there’s also an “Art challenge”, where I give a theme for people to fly with and create something new. This is open to any creative mediums and it’s not a competition (though there is a reward for everyone who joins!). We’ve had some fantastic output in the past:
Recently, a few artlings have been motivated to organise a study group for each other too! I’m really proud of this initiative, as it happened greatly without my intervention and it’s been a great opportunity for anyone- at any level- to try to get into art with support from their peers.
Of course, there’s also my own art: for two years now, I’ve only done commissions for patrons and that constitutes the biggest part of my day to day job. I get to work on some fantastic characters and ideas and it’s incredibly exciting to have the privilege to bring these babies to life:
Funnily, one of the things I find most satisfying is giving my patrons freebies. For this, I created a whole “points shop” where patrons get points just for pledging, which they can then trade in for free art, free lessons and discounts on commissions:
Admittedly, sometimes it feels like a lot and I often rock back and forth, wondering if I’m doing the right thing. However, I am validated by each and everyone of the people supporting me, every single day and that really makes all of it so very worth it.
My ambition this year would be to hit 150 patrons. I know 2020 has sucked the life out of us, so I’ll be happy whether it happens or not. But if you’ve read this far and think this is something you’d like to be a part of, then you’re more than invited over!
And lastly, if I’ve forgotten something or there’s something you’re just dying to know, my DMs are always open. And let’s be honest- there’s nothing quite like seeing the little blue tick on the envelope icon.
With the Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion pack patch dropping on June 2, Tuesday (and onward) is probably going to explode on Deaderpool’s Discord.
We have over 30,000 Verified members, players who can take advantage of our chat support channels, and more join every day.
For active Support Team & Helpers, we have about 30 people ready to try and help everyone navigate through post-patch recovery. MOST of us have been here for more than one patch, and know what’s about to happen. Some of my people are new, though, and I do not want anybody overwhelmed, or treated badly in any way.
This applies to new players, too. If this expansion pack patch is your first with Sims 4… buckle up. It’s likely to be a wild week. But, we have done this before, for three years on Discord. We can help.
We’ve made a lot of changes to the server, getting ready for what’s coming. The Read First! section has been redone, please (at the very least) do read through the #server_info channel. The information it contains is there so we don’t HAVE to repeat ourselves 30,000 times.
Please bring your common sense and your patience, and if you have a sense of humor, that will be welcome, too. We’re about to need to push a LOT of error-helping through the server, we’re going to be moving pretty fast, and we’ll do our best to not leave anybody unanswered.
If you don’t know how to upload files, #server_info has that. We may need to send you to Google, AHQ, or other sites for help with some issues. We don’t know everything, we’re just volunteers who are willing to try to help people who will follow our suggestions.
We EXIST partly because patches cause so much damage. I have ALWAYS said, “it takes a village to play this game.” It really does. Our village is waiting for you. Come see what we have to offer!
I need to hear this tonight, so I figured quite a few people probably do.
You are enough. You will be okay. One day you will smile and really feel it. One day you will be able to breathe without feeling claustrophobic. Its okay that you’re not feeling fine or okay. Its normal to feel hopeless. You are not hopeless, but it is normal to feel that way. You are loved, in big ways and small ones. Youre loved by the earth you walk on and the food that nourishes you and the air you breathe, but you are also loved by me, a person you dont know, a stranger on the internet, and i love you because i have no reason not to. I just love you because you deserve love, and you deserve to be supported, and there is nothing more warm than loving someone just because they Are. You are trying your best even if your best doesnt feel like its really your best. Im proud of you. Im here for you. Take a deep breath. Unclench your jaw. Let go of the tension in your throat. Try to let the lump in it soften. You are safe. I love you.
You are not alone, i see you, please take care of yourself to whatever extent you can. I care about you.
(If there is anything else you need to hear or share with the person reading, please feel free to add on. Take care.)
So, witchy community: I’ve been wondering this for a few days, but no one on reddit will give me a real answer. How can we in the general occult community support practitioners of closed practices (Kabala, Hoodoo, Voodoo, etc)? I mean beyond not muscling our way into their belief systems and so on.
I mean, if we see a store dedicated to a specific practice and it has really cool stuff, is it alright to even go into that store (as long as we don’t buy anything specific to their practice, like if we find generic occult stuff it would be ok to buy right?) Like, we want to support them, and we want them to survive (financially, emotionally, etc), but we don’t want to over step.
Also, I and others like learning about other belief systems and practices, but it doesn’t mean I plan to incorporate anything from those closed communities.
So, how do we support and interact with practitioners of closed communities without being rude or unethical?
If you’re reading this, I just want to remind you that you are so loved and so worthy of every good and kind thing. You deserve good things, you deserve to love people and to be loved back. You are not a burden, you are very appreciated! 🌸
[TUTORIAL] How to use the Whosfan app to support MONSTA X on M!Countdown!
The Whosfan app is used to earn credits in order to vote for Monsta X for M!Countdown wins and other events promoted by Hanteo.
M!Countdown attributes 25% of the artists’ score points to fan voting. These 25% are divided into pre-voting (15%) and live voting (10% -IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE TO LIVE VOTE WHEN THE ARTIST IS ANNOUNCED AS A NOMINEE ON THE DAY OF THE BROADCAST). You can use this app to pre-vote for Monsta X.
The pre-voting takes place from Friday, 2PM KST to Monday, 9AM KST.
As soon as you’ve opened the app, click on the Profile icon on the bottom right part of the screen;
There you will be able to LOGIN or SIGN UP. You can use your Facebook, Twitter or Kakao Talk, Naver, LINE or Apple accounts to sign up;
Afterwards, make sure you follow Monsta X on the Whosfan app.
The Whosfan offers different ways of getting credits which can later be converted into tickets to vote. You get stamps every time you complete tasks on the app. Here are the ways you can get credits:
Log in: You earn credits daily simply by logging in;
Scan your purchased albums’ QR codes: If you have purchased physical albums from stores that count for the Hanteo chart, you’ll receive a ticket with that album that has a scannable QR from Hanteo. You’ll see a QR symbol at all times on the upper right side of your screen. Click that symbol to start scanning your albums and getting credits;
Play videos and interact with them: If you click the Whosfan symbol on the main banner you’ll be redirected to a page full of videos of your favourite artist. Watching them and commenting on them will give you credits;
Read articles and interact with them: Clicking the Whosfan symbol on the main banner will show you articles as well. Interacting with the written articles on the app is also rewarded with credits.
The credits can be converted into Tickets which you can use to vote for Monsta X in the different events and projects the app promotes.
When the time comes to pre-vote, you’ll have to get a Global Pre-vote ticket. That can only be done during the pre-voting period for MCountdown.
Click the star icon to be redirected to the voting section;
You’ll then want to select the MCountdown banner;
Automatically you’’ll receive an alert saying that the global pre-voting ticker is available. Click ‘Get it now’ to be redirected to the store page where you’ll see an option to obtain it;
After that you may go back to the voting page and choose Monsta X.
TUTORIAL BY FYMONSTA-X! TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDIT.
So Zeke has taken notice of Mikasa’s intense feelings for Eren, but guess what else Zeke has witnessed? That’s right! He witnessed Hanji risking life and limb to protect Levi. Considering his previous comments regarding the captain’s popularity, I wonder if Zeke will bring this moment up again in the future…
hey everyone, I know tumblr has been weird about text posts with links in them showing up in the tags, so i’m posting this to let you all know I just posted a masterpost of Hispanic/Latinx LGBTQ+ resources so it will show up in the tags.
I’ll reblog this post with the link to the masterpost in case you can’t find it whenever you see this
Anger, sadness and grief do not taint you. You are human, and that includes the messiest of feelings and experiences. You are strong despite struggle, you are kind despite bitterness, you are light despite darkness. The polarity in you does not negate either side. You can be both, you can feel.
I usually don’t dive too deep into my personal life but I wanted to let you all know that my husband and I are in a rough spot financially. He just lost his remote contract job and I have had a terrible time finding a job due to a lack of local job opportunities and also COVID-19. Unemployment Insurance has also been complicated and unresponsive despite my efforts. So at the moment our only source of income is the support for my custom content creation.
As a result, I’ve decided to start a Ko-fi. I currently have a Patreon too but unfortunately it doesn’t easily allow for one-time donations or duplicate donations. If you don’t like Patreon or are interested in supporting me outside of that, I’m putting Ko-Fi out there as another option.
This won’t in any way reduce the accessibility or frequency of my content. This is just a way to give supporters an alternative way to support me if they want to.
If you do donate, although it may be the cost of a cup of coffee, your support will go towards much more than that. It will go towards things like groceries and cat food. It will also go towards utilities and electricity, which powers my laptop that allows me to make custom content. So it all comes full circle! Lol
Either way, regardless of if you give or not, I want to say thank you to all my followers for all your support and encouragement. It means the world to me and I really enjoy being part of this creative community. 🙂
If you’d like to support me you can find the links below:
The only thing this new dashboard has done is cause anxiety.
You can’t tag people in posts without editing your post after reblogging it or drafting it, then editing it, then posting it. TOO MANY STEPS.
Those of us who reblog for tags (because you limit the number of tags in a post) now have to draft our post, go in and edit it to add the tags, then post. TOO MANY STEPS.
No quick tags in new posts or drafts, only on posts on the dashboard. I might as well toss everything in my drafts.
That damn number on the lightning bolt. Do you understand the anxiety that has caused some of us? JFC.
Those of us with multiple blogs (because you won’t let us make a secondary blog a primary blog) now have to go through more steps than necessary to do anything. DMs, checking the damn lightning bolt, it’s beyond annoying.
The auto-reblog feature? Bullshit when you have multiple blogs. Again, too many steps.
Features that the old dashboard had that I actually liked are now gone.
Why are you always “fixing” things that don’t need to be fixed? Every time I’m forced to accept an update, it does nothing but stress me out. Every update just makes this place more and more unfriendly for the people who use it.
These are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
If you like music, NOW might be the exact right time to buy that album you thought about getting for a long time. NOW might be the right moment to check what you have been listening to on Spotify, YouTube, etc for the last weeks and months and actually purchase the music you like. NOW might be the exact right time to order some CDs or to “just” buy digital downloads of the music of musicians you like.
A lot of professional musicians make their living on touring and actually playing in front of a live audience. And this major part of their income is now gone, and a lot of them really struggle. Buying their music in stores (if they are open) or online, ordering CDs or “just” buying digital copies might help your favourite artist to survive…
Honestly, i miss the old tumblr where you would write something and the like to reblog ratio would be the same
A 1000 likes and, 1020 reblogs.
Now when us writers, take time out of our day to write your requests for free, it gets 200 likes and 20 reblogs.
Guys, we love to see comments and reblogs. It makes us so happy to know that people are enjoying our work. It gives us drive and makes us feel appreciated. Otherwise we just feel like we didn’t do good or feel taken for granted.
Hey guys! So to further support BLM and the importance of this cause and other related issues I’m going to be accepting requests. If you donate and send me the proof you have donated then I will write whatever you like (within reason). Just a warning that 4K oneshots will take longer to write but I aim to write them as quickly as possible 💕
Here are the donation guides:
I will write for Tom Holland, Peter Parker and Harrison Osterfield as always. But I will not write any taboo subjects (incest, non-con etc). I also will not write anything related to the protests going on as I don’t think it’s right to move the focus from what they stand for and make it into a love story or a fanfiction.
I want to talk about the reasons why Jodie’s staying away from social media
I think this is the second interview where she talks about the criticism she receives (which I think has shown a strong stance in how she takes this kind of thing)
You don’t really know how she feels about it, it can be different what she says in interviews from what feels when reads or sees the comments and criticisms. If she really doesn’t care and takes it easy, good for her.
I personally agree that she should stay away for whatever reasons she has. Jodie is a person like all of us, and can do with her social media whatever she pleases and whatever feels is necessary.
Yes, it’s okay, being a celebrity the fandom or their followers want (myself included) to interact and know about her private life. But in this case it’s impossible when there are really misfits who don’t know the limits or respect. And yes, social networks were made to criticize, express and give opinions freely, but you have to know how to do it.
The fandom is supposed to be divided into Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram where each one has a different dynamic, but really we are only one, all with the same common theme, so what you do ONE affects us all.
I was very touched by the previous interview where Jodie talked about how she had made the passes with choosing this career, how she loves her job but it’s a life where she has no control, and how overwhelming it is to keep her family (her safe place) anonymous to protect them. And I immediately remembered that someone sent a very stupid DM to her brother in the days when she was most attacked for the variety stream comment (maybe that’s one more reason for jodie to be discouraged from interacting or maybe not, who knows).
Anyway, not only that, there have been many attacks on her and they excuse themselves by saying “it’s just a joke” but ITS NOT FUNNY at all, it’s hypocritical. Is it really worth making these kinds of jokes, involving her brother in memes, etc, to make a few people laugh?
I feel powerless because of the toxic image that fandom has adopted thanks to those clowns, for making a person feel insecure who is only trying to be herself and who is only doing her job with love.
Even if my words and thoughts don’t have any impact or can change the situation I do so because I admire this amazing and talented person.
I did not expect this to be my first post on here. But here we are 😤😢. I wanted to thank everyone on this app that I follow for all the support out there. You guys have really helped me through this difficult time.