“<Company> has made their software so expensive lately and I’m pissed! 😤 I’m really worked up! 😠😠😠 So… here are some free and vastly inferior alternatives!” god just share some pirate links I’m begging you losers
if you recommend GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop in the year 2020 I just think you deserve to be mocked a little
anyways here’s photoshop cs6 uploaded by yours truly. no need 4 a vpn or a torrent client just dl it its a zip file and ur isp wont care
and y'all just fucking pirate shit already I can promise you’re not getting hunted down if you use a VPN, torrent client, anti malware service and IP hider PLEASE stop recommending shit like Gimp over Photoshop and ProCreate
SetupVPN is a free browser extension VPN and it works fucking Fantastic. You That’s it! It has no data limit, no use limit, nada. If you want to Pin a certain IP to the top of your list you can get Premium, all other useful features are absolutely free to use and limitless in its use! I went on Pirate’s Bay (a pirating website, it can see your IP) with a Canadian IP and it worked absolutely fine, Pirate’s Bay even tried selling me a VPN hider to hide the CANADIAN IP which it said it can see, which is so far from my actual IP it might as well be on the fucking moon
Hey maybe we shouldn’t ever excuse abusive behavior from women. Maybe we should start calling it out. Maybe we should start understanding that women can be just as abusive has men. Maybe we need to stop writing off toxic relationships & get our fucking heads out of our asses and realize Mashima turned Juvia into an abuser and a stalker.
Let’s stop fucking pretending that Juvia isn’t acting deplorable. Let’s stop pretending Gray hasn’t made how he feels clear.
Let’s stop pretending she’s not stalking him. Let’s fucking wake up & stop promoting a disgusting abusive one-sided relationship. Let’s please stop fucking actively ignoring that Gray has said & as been saying he is uncomfortable.
Can we please stop trying so fucking hard to normalize an abusive relationship? I am just so fucking done with normalizing & supporting toxic abusive relationships being a constant norm in this fandom. No one gives a fuck if Juvias design is pretty, it doesn’t mean shit since she is a abuser & a stalker.
[START ID: One image is Gray speaking to Lucy while Juvia is in the background. Gray is saying; L-look I didn’t feel like my body was safe the last time I went out with her and you where right there so. The second is Gray from his torso to his head, leaning against a door & looking disgusted, He is saying: I never want to see Juvias face or even heart shaped eyes again. The third & fourth is a collection of Juvia stalking Gray who is shown interacting with his team and or not having an awareness she is present. The fith Image is Gray leaning away from Juvia who is directly in front of him with a hand on his chest. Gray is saying: Hey you are getting way too touchy feely and it’s making me uncomfortable. END ID.]
I saw @no-stone-no-bone doing this and then @defkisshalen tagged me. It looks fun!!! Hope this is enjoyable, I think am quite a “character” in general and maybe I’ll share some things about myself y'all dont know yet? Idk
Gamerules: if you were to write a character summary (and/or headcanons) about yourself, what would it sound like?
Loud as hell in everything she does, often unaware of this
Speaks in a weird mix of Californian/Southern accents and HATES that she still has a “teenage girl” voice cause it doesn’t match her appearance at all. Very selective with her words. Cusses a lot, but not around family, and doesn’t like saying “bitch”, “slut”, or “whore”. Mostly “ahh FUHCKK”. Has a huge vocabulary but doesn’t speak quite as elegantly as she writes cause pronunciation of words that she’s only read but never heard aloud??? Yeah…
“BRUH. OH MY GOD. DUDEEEEE. Girl that’s so cute, gimme a twirl.”
“Y'all get my smokes? I swear than fuckin’ ditch in the parkin lot a’ the shop is gonna kill som'body, it jus’ ain’t safe”
Surprisingly has an amazing adulting/customer service voice though
Very particular in her tastes. Food, music, clothes, decor, movies…. there’s no particular set of rules that can be determined about her tatses but Lulu knows when she does and doesn’t like something
And that’s FINAL
A creative spirit to the core! She cooks, draws, makes music, sews, paints, writes, designs outfits and home interiors, beads, carves wood, and just generally loves art. Will that be a career? Who knows…
The one liberal arts thingy she can’t do is dance. Like at all
It doesn’t stop her though! At least not in the privacy of her bedroom
(It’s why black out curtains are really important)
Hey guess what? The 80s are back! And they’re in her closet!!!
Cowboy boots. Cowboy boots and cowboy boots and sometimes ankle boots but cowboy boots. If the shoes she’s wearing are not boots IT’S NOT LULU. RUN.
Blue and pink deathhawk. So much leather. So much velvet. Lots of black, lots of bright colors and patterns. Rick, decadent beading and trims. So much jewelry. Funky ass makeup (and dont forget the corset, DIYed battle vest, bandana, and leather gloves)
Loves her friends. Lovelovelovelovelovelove LOVES HER FRIENDS. SO MUCH. AND SHE CAN’T HIDE IT THOUGH SOMETIMES SHE TRIES.
Gives everything she can to her friends. Verbal affirmation, physcial affection, and gifts are how Lulu shows her love. If you want something she’ll figure out how to get it for you, even if she’s broke. Just give her a hug in return (please she needs like 15x the physical affection that she actually recieves)
I cant think of anything else this was so awkward yet so fun to write about myself in this way lmao
He’s smiling in public?! Daaaammmnnn he must really like you
He never “outgrew” anything, he just started adding liquor
Can and will go on a tangent on the artistic value of 90s animation
Is that one weird uncle who misuses memes
And single handedly eats about half of the free food at the family reunion
“Why go through all the dehydration and agony to maintain a sixpack when I can have a keg?”
You know you mean a lot to him if he actually says something beyond depressed grunts and “okay” in a lifeless tone
Has so many inside jokes with siblings
To the point all 4 of them will break into a synchronized song and dance routine if one sings a single verse
And it’s all improvised
Considers pants overrated
“If I could’ve been born as anything else, I’d be a sleeper shark. I haven’t evolved in several million years, I live for centuries and at the bottom of the ocean where I don’t have to put up with all kinds of crap”
Feels like he’s in the Twilight Zone when he meets people who have never played Pokemon
Or anyone else who is up for some fun self examination can do it too 😁😁
Thanks for the tag, Ammon! <3
79% Tea addict, 4% Human. Is GREAT at math! No, really. Just can’t be bothered with the other 12 % (she really is good at math, trust me. It’s her favorite subject!)
Does not know how to make flashy entrances, so will make an annoying exit i.e. whips you in the face with her long ass ponytail and is not sorry not about it, because she doesn’t know she has done that. even after being told she does that, repeatedly, for years
thinks Peak™ romance is hand holding and wrist kisses
Orders Pina Coladas, gets drunk on the first two and realises very late that she forgot to mention she wanted the virgin kind
Diffuses high tension situations either by shamelessly flirting or getting people drunk
Gets along with old people and children better than she gets along with people her own age, or so she thinks.
Is better at cooking than baking but will insist that baking is her one true love
is smol but will FIGHT if you are mean to her friends
she is that friend in the group who is paying attention to the one nobody else is listening to. have a crippling anxiety of making people feel unwelcomed, so tries her best not to
… has to do this twice because she deleted the entire thing on accident
Resting bitchface 24/7
Amazing cook. makes gold star gluten free and vegan baked goods
Is not vegan or vegetarian
Would be a foodie if it wasnt for allergies
Can do advanced mathematics but also got a 97 on a calculus exam for writing 6+4=24
Prefers cats to people always. Will stop to pet the random cat. Will find random street cat in random city and stop her whole group so she can greet it
Generally looks like a swamp witch but is actually very good with makeup
has a whole collection of high heels, platform boots, party clothes, high end makeup, and lingerie that she just hoards because she is lazy
Would be goth or punk if she wasn’t a) lazy and b) in love with glitter
Is it the autism, the ptsd, the bipolar disorder, or her personality? She doesn’t know.
Is probably at least 20% coffee by volume at this point
Is very soft and very hard at the same time. Will 100% speak her mind even if its rude. Will also 300% love and support you. Will go across town to get medicine and groceries for a sick friend and cook them dinner. Has also slapped a bitch
Is no longer fit, but enjoys exercise and used to do all sorts of sports including boxing, ballroom dance, basketball, volleyball, and soccer
Is clumsy, so clumsy, friends give her drinks in plastic cups at this point
Is still not convinced that sexual attraction is a real honest to god actual thing
Hates pants, especially jeans. Will choose a skirt first any day.
HATES SOCKS AND SHOES. much prefers bare feet. Spent 18 years fighting with her father about wearing socks in the house.
Loves sweets (esp. chocolate). She does not have a sweet tooth, she is a sweet tooth
Love piercings and tattoos, would be covered if it wasnt for the unfortunate lack of disposable income that comes from being a grad student
All her clothes are different shades of black except for the galaxy themed section
ooh this is such a cool idea thanks for the tag @oryu404 !
* drinks so much coffee that it has virtually no effect and claims “i promise it’s not the lethal dose of caffeine” when called out on drinking six shots of espresso
* restless fidgeter (unrelated to the caffeine thank you very much) * short and full of rage but also cries at literally everything * empathy for inanimate objects - will go back to buy broken things/ugly food from the store “just in case nobody else wants them” * swears a LOT * ADHD hobbyist - has twenty-seven unfinished crochet/embroidery projects, eighteen wips in their drafts folder, can play approximately half of every song they know on piano (also actually has ADHD but only recently diagnosed so still figuring it out)
* types in all lowercase for the aesthetic
* often forgets common words and has to describe around them (”the… thing. with the holes, for the hot water and the noodles? strainer!”) * hair style and color changes monthly * obsessed with bees for no apparent reason * favorite place is the mountains, it’s the only place they really feel at home and at peace * bipolar and mostly dealing with it, has more good days than bad, but the bad ones are shit * socks can fuck right off, wears flipflops even in -30c canadian winters * lactose intolerant but eats ice cream anyway * terrible yet oddly specific memory (can remember their first email address from 2001 but not what they did this weekend)
* big spoon
why closed captioning should always be provided on every video:
Deaf People Exist
auditory processing disorder is a Bitch
people with ADHD can find it hard to concentrate on what is being said without the words in front of them
^autistic people for the same reason
autistic people may also find it hard to interpret verbal messages within the context of the video, so it’s useful to have written alternatives to fall back on
do you know how painful it is to be excluded from every joke, every video, every conversation because others just Can’t Be Bothered?
some people live in a conservative household or with family who don’t share the same ideals, and they may not have privacy to view things on their own, so they may need to watch things with the volume extremely low or muted
We Want To Watch Videos In Public, Dammit
feel free to add on!
as always, ableism will get you blocked (:
sometimes you’re somewhere loud
Some people are hard of hearing and despite having the ability to hear can not catch certain things or not be able to understand voices that are certain pitches.
• sometimes people learning other languages have trouble understanding certain words or accents and reading is easier to understand
OKAY I JUST REALIZED THAT WE DIDNT REALLY SEE WHAT HAPPENED W JIEMMA’S BODY AFTER STING KILLED HIM SO LIKE. DID THE WHOLE GUILD COVER UP FOR MURDER? WHAT DOES THE OUTSIDE WORLD THINK? JIEMMA JUST DISAPPEARED BC HIS GUILD WAS DISAPOINTING HIM SO MUCH?
I thought he just fucking left the guild???? I THOUGHT HE LEFT THE GUILD BC HE WAS MAD HIS GUILD WAS “ WEAK ”
STING LITERALLY BLEW A HOLE IN HIS CHEST. BITCH BOY IS DEAD
#FUCK I KEEP REBLOGGING ON THE WRONG BLOG #anyway. i like to imagine tgat everyone knows he was killed but the council's like #'you know what? this is your freebie. he was an asshole' #transstingeucliffe
Hey all, I was wondering if tumblr could help me out on this. I started a new shop, but as a new shop, it doesn’t have a lot of traffic or sales. Some sales would give me a big boost in the search function!
My goodies are very affordable and great as Secret Santa gifts/stocking stuffers/co-worker gifts (what I’m doing with them personally!)
Monogram Cell Stands. They are frankly really cool and affordable gifts for pretty much anyone. I don’t even do much with my phone but I’ve tested my tablet and it works great! It will fit pretty much any phone or tablet when set up, but will fold flat when not needed. Plus, you can keep the phone plugged in while on the stand for that sweet, sweet power boost.
The F*ckflake for 2020 and more. I also offer a modest amount of Christmas ornaments, including the infamous f*ckflake. Seriously, who doesn’t want this for 2020?
really help my business get established so I don’t have to work outside
the house while medical compromised during a pandemic :) Plus it’ll help
you out with some Christmas shopping! Win-win for all.
PS. I do ship to Canada as well as the USA! (until the end of Nov. After that I will only ship USA due to time sensitivity)
I’ve been sitting on these for ages and I thought this month was the perfect time to actually post them
a big contributor to her bad relationship with her father was because she was openly trans since she was a kid and Jiemma was a dick tbh. he always wanted a son and was pretty misogynistic so hearing his child was actually a girl made him even more shitty
she always had so much faith and trust in sting and rogue, not only because they where strong but because they where both Not Cis and felt more accepted around them
she loves feeling femme and wearing ball gowns everywhere, like she could literally be grocery shopping at 10pm wearing a long dress and jewellery
Mermaid Heel is very trans inclusive and Min always helps out with support and therapy for other trans girls in need
she’s post most things but still has dysphoric days where she just needs to sleep and cuddle Yukino in bed
she once asked sting if he could banish all cis from the guild but he,, said no unfortunately
most of the time she just loves herself and loves being trans and owns it tbh
Yukino is a lesbian and knows Min is a woman no matter what body she’s in and loves her so much
I’m sorry I just had an out of body experience when bugs said “you’re a sexist”
how the hell else am i meant to interpret this
y'all clearly didn’t watch this show after school and on weekends bc no one was home and nothing else was on, they’ve fuckin BEEN married
the entire show revolves around them living together, there’s an entire “breakup/moving out” episode where they switch aesthetics/personalities and avoid each other only to realize that they miss what they had
they’re absolutely gay and in love
#I've been watching this during breakfast and yes. they do in fact act like they're married #best reboot of the looney toons ever
i rly rly dont wanna be a buzzkill bc i wanna see it work so so bad bc the alternatives (ff.net/a03/w@ttpad??) are literal hell
but fanfic.online really is not looking like a good alternative so far unless the staff pick up the slack bc im telling you rn the UI is really not user friendly & not very “streamlined” (poorly coded and designed feeling) and like… it has potential !!! but it has a lot of work to do. its still in the infancy obviously so i have some hope but im also not super impressed thus far
i found a whole “collection” on the front page (of collections) dedicated to a ship w/ pedophilia in it and theres no good way to Report. i’ve tried messaging their @ mod and @ admin accounts (only way they state being able to report something to them that i can find) with radio silence for days (almost a week now) and i just<3 well. ill def be keeping an eye on it at least
actually i dont wanna add notes to the original boost post so instead im gonna add what @/mochlus did to this post
This site was familiar to me since I remembered it being mentioned on Reddit, and I did some digging to find out why.
The post has been deleted now, but you can still tell what happened from the comments. The developer of fanfiction.online stole a bunch of works from other sites and put them up on their own without the authors’ permission. You can tell by going to u/eqwe32’s page that they’re the creator of fanfiction.online.
I’m not saying don’t post on the site, but it has historically not been respectful of fic authors at all.
which brings up a good point that these people have a history of theft and their guidelines dont mention what rights authors have to their own works
hey, i’m the op of the original post (which…. i’ve never had more regret of making something in my life because i had no idea it would gain the traction it did) and I had no idea about the collection thing and that reporting it went nowhere. I literally just found the site today, and I thought it looked cool so I posted about it, and I had no idea everyone was just gonna fly with that post.
I’m glad yours made its way onto my dash though, because I literally had no idea.
my jewish fandom ass wants to write an essay about how Stan Pines is the perfect deconstruction of antisemitic caricature characters–initially we think he’s this tricky, stingy, money-obsessed character, and that’s played for laughs, but then later it’s revealed that he was forced into that lifestyle and mindset out of a desperate need to save his family. (Echoing the experience of a lot of Jewish people who were historically forced into professions like moneylending as the only way they could make a living, provide for their families, and escape destitute poverty. Which then was weaponized against them in the creation of viscous antisemitic stereotypes and tropes.)
I want to write that essay, but I feel like a lot of people on this website would willfully misunderstand me
Okay so, this is likely not going to be the most formal piece I write, but, I have some thoughts that I want to get down:
Initially we are led to see Stan as this stingy, tricky character obsessed with money. This is played for laughs, and it actually becomes one of his key character quirks early on. To the point that this is how we see him in the intro sequence:
We see this over and over again from the first episodes of the show.
But, as the series progresses, and more of Stan’s backstory is revealed, we learn that that he was forced into that lifestyle and mindset out of a desperate need to save his family, and his brother in particular. In A Tale of Two Stans, he explains:
I couldn’t leave my brother’s house until I figured out how to save him, but I needed to pay his mortgage somehow. For once in my life, people were actually buying what I was selling…By day, I was Stanford Pines: Mr. Mystery. But by night I was down in the basement, trying to bring the real Stanford back.
(Besides which, we learn that those skills originated because he was literally expelled from his home, and was subsequently on the brink of poverty. Sound familiar?)
Crucially, after we learn this about Stan, these behaviors don’t go away. Even though Ford is back, and he no longer needs to “save him”:
But these behaviors are all cast in an entirely different light now. Sometimes they’re still funny…but they’re not only funny.
And, money is not Stan’s top priority (as we now know it never was). This becomes explicit in the last episode. When Stan and Ford tricks Bill into entering Stan’s head so that Ford can erase him, this conversation occurs:
Stan: You’re a real wise guy, but you made one fatal mistake–you messed with my family!
Bill: You’re making a mistake! I’ll give you anything: money, fame, riches, infinite power!
Bill offers, in short, all the things that we might have expected the person we thought Stan was in s1e1 to desire above all else, (all the things that antisemitic stereotypes and tropes say that Jewish people desire above all else.) The only cost for Stanley would be to let Bill go and thereby betray his family.
This is how Stan responds to that offer:
Something that is worth noting is that Stan’s character does not change in this regard throughout the series. He doesn’t lose his stingy tendencies. He doesn’t come to understand that his family is worth more than “money, fame, riches, infinite power.” He’s always known that. It’s our perspective and understanding of those traits in him that change.
That’s why this is effective as a deconstruction. More context shows us that our initial perspective on his character–and therefore that type of character--was incomplete. We see sympathy where we might not have before.
And what do I mean by that type of character? The most frequent place we see this type of character is in the antisemitic trope character of “the Stingy Jew.”
Historically, this trope came out the reality that in medieval Europe, Jews frequently worked as moneylenders (the precursor to modern day bankers), because antisemitic laws prohibited them from working in other other careers. The options were poverty and likely starvation for themselves and their family, or this career path which frequently earned them scorn among their by-and-large Christian neighbors. Ultimately, this reality was weaponized against them; the “Jewish moneylender” became vilified in ways that often led to violence and murder, and “the stingy Jew” became a stock villain in media of the time, and later–sometimes to this day (though in contemporary instances, sometimes the Jewishness is implied.)
Perhaps the most famous English language example of this is the explicitly Jewish moneylender Shylock from Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, pictured here in an artistic rendering by John Hamilton Mortimer:
In this play, Shylock is about as villainous at they come, (even though Shakespeare fleshes him out a bit more than many of his contemporaries.)
I won’t give a whole plot summary about him or what he does in the play, but I would like to draw attention to one line of his in particular. At one point in the play, Shylock’s daughter Jessica, the only family he has, runs away and steals a great deal of money and jewels from her father when she does. When Shylock finds out, he reacts like this:
I would my daughter were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her ear! Would she were hearsed at my foot, and the ducats [money] in her coffin! (Merchant of Venice III.i)
There’s obviously a lot to unpack there, and none of it is good. But what I want to focus on for our purposes is the fact that Shylock here is literally saying that he would trade his daughter’s life in this moment for wealth. For “money” and “riches.” I bring this up, because to me it seems apparent that, intentionally or not, Stan’s conversation with Bill in Weirdmaggedon is in dialogue with this moment.
Shylock is obsessed with money as an ends to itself, over everything, including his daughter. He makes it clear that he would choose money over his only family member’s life.
Stan is obsessed with saving his family and sees money as means to that end. Bill offers to trade money for his family’s lives, and Stan responds by punching him in the face.
The obvious reality is that the vast majority of Jews, including and perhaps especially the historical Jewish moneylenders, are, like all people, much more like Stan than like Shylock. Stan’s character helps us see that, and helps us deconstruct those very harmful tropes that still unfortunately continue to exist.
One more thing I’d like to touch on. If Stan Pines is going to function as an effective deconstruction of harmful tropes, it’s important that he doesn’t fall into those same tropes himself. And this is why I actually think it’s important that his own explicit Jewishness isn’t mentioned in first level canon, by which I mean the show itself. (I know, Alex Hirsch, the show creator who is himself Jewish, has noted that Stan is Jewish, and Journal 3 mentions that Stan had a Bar Mitzvah, but this is all at the very least second-level canon and word-of-God type stuff, and the average viewer of the show is not necessarily familiar with Alex Hirsch’s twitter account, nor have they necessarily read tie-in material.)
To understand the reason why I think this is a good thing, we have to remember that Gravity Falls originally aired in 2012, well before streaming was a thing. Whole seasons weren’t released at once, and in fact gaps between episodes were so large that each new episode premier was treated as an event. A Tale of Two Stans, the episode in which we learn about Stan’s backstory, was the 32nd episode of the show, and didn’t air until July 13, 2015–over three years since the show began.
Before that, before we have all the context from that episode, we don’t know that Stan’s supposed stinginess comes from any other source than an obsession with money for 30+ episodes…which was 3+ years in real time. If Stan had been explicitly acknowledged as Jewish in that time, what evidence would we have had that he wasn’t just another example of a “greedy Jew” archetype? He wouldn’t have been a deconstruction; he would have been part of the problem.
I don’t think it’s incidental, then, that the only hint we get in the show itself that Stan is Jewish comes in the same episode when we get his backstory, all that crucial context, in the moment in which he’s being expelled from his home:
Has faced constant backlash (from both straight, queer, and LGBT folks from being not inclusive enough or too inclusive)
Every year there are pushes to change to acronym
Used to mean “other”
Became a slang term for “not straight” in the 1400s
Became a slur in the early 1900s
Reclaimed in the 80s.
Sudden push back from within the queer community to have it seen only as a slur in the 2010s, a push that can be traced back to terf ideology.
Is the only term that includes all non cishet people
A medical diagnosis
Used for decades to make queerness into a mental illness
Used as a slur for the latter half of the 20th century
Rejected by the queer community as an acceptable term for a brief period of time in the early 2000s before coming back into fashion.
Only describes the experience of cis gay men and cis lesbians
Think what you want, believe what you will, but every word we have ever used to describe ourselves is coated in blood.
Op ur so brave to assume people on this site can read well enough to get this
I actually talked to an older queer guy who said he was amazed to see how many young people call themselves gay. When he hears it, he just hears a slur…but he also said he was glad that people are able to reclaim it, and he’s happy to see a generation of lgbt+ people comfortable with it.