Help me prove a point
I have never reblogged anything faster.
Unfortunate for the books, but speaks loads about the quality of some fan fics
Oh, hell yeah. Anything by incandescens can stand on my bookcase any time.
Wait, that incandescens? Bleach fanfic writer incandescens? Hell yeah!
Yes, that one! She is all the awesome.
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS.
This Thursday, Scotland votes for its independence.
The BBC is trying to report that Yes to Independence is losing. They’re using photos to imply our gatherings are tiny and insignificant instead of the many photos like those above. They’re reporting that an anti-independence march by the Orange Order (think the KKK with more British flags) was a peaceful pro-union family march. They have been caught editing clips to discredit our First Minister.
There is a protest outside BBC headquarters right now. They are claiming there are a maximum of 350 protesters.
Watch for yourself. There are far more people outside their offices right now and they are being ignored and misreported.
We need to be seen. The only way we’ve been able to disseminate accurate information has been through social media. The media we rely on to spread unbiased information is lying to us, trying to suppress us.
PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE NEED OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD.
this website is very american-centric. please, we need to be heard. please pay attention.
this is a whole country’s FUTURE.
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and tag some of your followers. Wasn’t tagged for reals, but amused enough and needed to let other things percolate through my brain, so here you go!
Birthday: Dec. 3
Sexuality: Confused/confusing. Primarily demisexual (Hah! still have that tab open!), though slowly coming to the conclusion that under that is probably leanings towards bi. Not enough evidence to know for sure, and usually moot. So… indifferent?
Height: 5’ 2”. I don’t care that my doc says 5’1.5”, my driver’s license will back me up.
Current time and date: 3:14 PM 9/18/2014
Last thing searched on Google: How long does it take for a broken nose to heal?
It’s relevant. Writer, not psychopath. *points to Chibi!Verse Qui* His fault.
Most used phrase: Fair enough
Last thing you said to a family member: Have fun
Favorite beverage: Coca cola.
First word that comes to mind: aardvark. No, really.
Happy place: comfortable corner of a couch with my laptop. Alternatively, putting various characters through a bit of hell with a large dose of fluff and humor.
Three things you can’t live without: Friends. Music. Laughter.
A Fire Pit IN THE POOL
A Door That Turns into a Ping-Pong Table
Chilled Produce Drawers in the Kitchen
A Wine Cellar Trap Door
A Sleepover Room
A Door Handle That Automatically Turns Off Electricity and Gas When You Leave
A Swing-Set Dining Table
A Built-In TV for the Bathtub
A Glass-Encased Fireplace
A Loft Hammock
A Hot Tub That Flows from the Inside to Outside
A Huge Round Bedroom Window
A Stained-Glass Door
A Library Staircase/Slide
A Bone-Shaped Pool for Your Dog
I just imagined an au or something where robotic limbs don’t translate into force ghosts so Anakin’s great grand whatever is screwing around with the dark side and a flying torso & head fly out of the wall like “DON’T DO THAT” and the poor kid’s screaming
"Or more importantly, how I failed you"
A comic I actually made many months ago, but never liked it enough to post it. I gave it another shot and its not as terrible as I thought. Anyway, here I am, here to make you sad as always.
thor is always running into little kids who are thrilled to meet him - he doesn’t really understand the concept of signing autographs, but he starts carrying asgardian toys around in his pockets to give to kids he meets (much to shield’s chagrin - how are we supposed to keep alien tech under control when the god of thunder is giving out magnetic propulsion toys to five-year-olds?)
but one day, he meets this girl who’s nine, maybe ten, and she runs up to him all misty-eyed and immediately asks him if he knows jane foster
and her mother’s embarrassed because “honey, that’s thor, aren’t you excited to see thor?” but the girl just explains that she wants to be a scientist when she grows up, and that jane foster is the astrophysicist (she pronounces the word carefully, as if she’s been practicing) who found out how the rainbow bridge worked - isn’t that so cool? she read about it in kids discover and they watched a documentary in school and dr. foster was in it and it made her think that maybe because she likes planets so much she could be a scientist, too
and thor smiles broadly and tells her that wanting to be a scientist is a noble dream, and he says “if your mother would be willing, i could introduce you”
and that’s how jane foster ends up with a tiny science geek in pigtails trailing around behind her in her lab, asking how everything works. jane can’t really comprehend the fact that a kid would want to meet her, but she likes explaining things and she looks at this girl and can’t help seeing herself. thor is just fucking delighted because to him the idea of jane being a child’s hero makes perfect sense, why wouldn’t it? she’s jane
and years later the girl grows up to be an astrophysicist or an astronaut or an aerospace engineer and she never forgets the time that dr. jane foster knelt down beside her and said, don’t let anybody stop you from chasing the stars, if that’s what you want
jane foster inspiring girls in science, y/y
Anonymous said: at this point you're just playing with us with not your fault but mine....i mean c'mon it's been well over a month
There’s quite a large part of me that wants to yell FFS LEAVE ME ALONE at the internet, but I’ll settle for: when I get it back, I’ll post it.
All right kiddos let’s bring it on in, time for a feelings circle.
You like that fic? You really, really, just really fucking like that fic? It touches your heart? Soothes your soul? Makes you feel a lot? That is great! Beautiful. The best feedback a writer can get.
Oh? It’s a work in progress? You’re clawing your face off pining for an update just as hard as Character A is pining for Character B? The wait between chapters is driving you mad? Inducing panic attacks? You can’t eat/sleep/think about anything else? You may actually die if it doesn’t update soon? Well then, I have only on piece of advice.
SUCK IT THE FUCK UP.
1. Fic writers aren’t getting paid. Their beta readers aren’t getting paid. The obligation to write fic is 0%. The obligation to update a WIP is 0%. There is no deadline. They owe you actually nothing.
2. Finding the author’s blog and sending a gentle query in regard to a fic update might not seem like an impolite thing to do and 99% of the time when taken as a single occurrence it’s absolutely not. Unfortunately the bigger picture is a lot more aggravating. if you’re feeling the desire to ask I can guarantee there are others who are too, and who have given in and done it. An inbox full of this question is really stressful.
3. Tumblr and the ability to send anonymous asks has clearly given people the confidence to air their entitlement publically and, as the ask above suggests, air their delusions that the writer’s motivation for not posting/updating fic is actually all about them.
I don’t know where anyone ever got the idea that new chapters of fanfiction are being hoarded like dragon gold by writers who are laughing maniacally at the peasants fic-starved and dying in the streets. There is no logic in this place. It’s safe to assume that if you are upset that a fic hasn’t updated in a while, the author is equally as upset, if not moreso because they’re struggling to write it. There are nine busgillion reasons that a fic may not have updated and none of them have to do with wanting to make readers suffer. More often than not the author wants to post the new chapter just as much as you want to read it.
Not to be all “back in my day” here, but y’know, back in my day we suffered our irrational entitlement re: fic we want to be updated in silence on public forums like civilized people. So like, check yourself.
4. If you can’t handle WIPs that aren’t guaranteed to update regularly then don’t read them until they’re done, or at all if they’re never finished. Just don’t even click the link. It really is that simple.
5. Passive-aggressive (and just aggressive) asks badgering for updates make me feel a lot like I feel when someone tailgates me: they piss me off and there’s a 100% chance that I will slow down to 5mph just out of spite. Bullying is, shockingly, not real motivating.
6. What IS motivating? Comments! Discussion! If you want to engage an author don’t do it through asks about updates. Leave constructive feedback, ask questions about the fic, tell them how it made you feel or what it means to you or what worked for you or didn’t work for you. I personally can attest that a thoughtful comment or ask constructive criticism has gotten me from a place where I can’t even get a full sentence out to sitting down and writing ten thousand words in one go, and when I’m really into a fic I will leave thousands of words rambling in a comment which is incredibly cathartic for me and hopefully makes the author of this fic I love so much happy that they’ve written it. Readers often catch things writers may not have thought of that can be incredible breakthroughs in a block, and equally as often sheer euphoria at receiving an awesome comment can rekindle inspiration to write. READERS, WE WEILD AMAZING POWER, LET’S NOT USE IT FOR EVIL.
TL;DR - Q: When will the next chapter of this fic be posted? A: When it’s done, bro.
I personally can attest that a thoughtful comment or ask constructive criticism has gotten me from a place where I can’t even get a full sentence out to sitting down and writing ten thousand words in one go
Most authors are simple creatures: we do the things that get results we like, and get sullen, resentful, anxious and uncooperative when yelled at.
Just a set of quick photos I did for class.
you lost all your energy before you even walked out the door? you lazy bum
That’s exactly what a monday feels like
kinda what social anxiety feels like
I’M GONNA DO IT I’M GONNA DO THE THING WITH THE PEOPLE
*gets to door*
wait never mind i need to alphabetize my sock drawer
this is what chronic illness looks like. :( this is what I go through every single day. Only I’m at half empty before I even get out of bed… :\
exactly what chronic illness looks like. mental or physical. this is a great illustration, which perhaps people with more empathy than “you lazy bum” can relate to.
yeah this is important af
fucking thank you
Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewaking)
Literally the most important thing you will read today.
that last bit is particularly interesting, no?
I feel like tamorapierce would like this.