I ended up having a really interesting conversation with some people at the bus stop today. They were getting out of some sort of ‘clean and sober’ meeting and had starting saying how they were so bored because they didn’t have anything to do, and had to stay at home because all their old friends would pull them back. So I said something like, ‘So this is the time to do all the stuff your parents told you they didn’t have money/time for!’
“You know, like when you were five and you REALLY wanted to have that toy or do that thing and you were like, ‘Please mom please I gotta have this I gotta go do this’ and they went ‘Hell no you think I’m paying for that do you want to goddamn EAT?’ “
And this light went on in their eyes. The lady is going to go check thrift stores for an Easybake Oven and I told her about Wilton cake decorating classes. The dude is going to Griffith Park and ride horses, because, ‘I always wanted to be a cowboy, and you can’t drink when you’re on a horse ‘cause you’ll fucking die!’
Fuck it. This is what being an adult is. Sure it’s bills and work and relationships, but damn it, it’s also time to do the things you LIKE.
I signed up for a free class/lecture on Water Gardens. I’m going. It’s time.
Jill. Jill you are wonderful.
no joke, this is such an important aspect of overcoming trauma. I mean the trauma of abusive parents, the trauma of broke ass parents who got toxic because of it, the trauma of capitalism. Like fuck it. Go to Wrestlemania. Build a shit ton of terrariums.
I took a stained glass class during the pandemic and now I have a hummingbird hanging in my kitchen window. And this year I’m finally getting chickens!!
This is literally why I have my Sailor Moon thermos.
it doesn’t even have to be the trauma of bad parents. It can be the everyday human pain of “I lost my favorite toy when I was 12 and never found it again.” It can be the parents who loved you and fully sympathized with your desire to have the thing, but honey, we just don’t have the money right now. It can be the fact that you no longer live with your brother who’s highly allergic to dogs, so you can finally have the dog you always wanted that you always understood why you couldn’t get, and you accepted it, but it was still painful. It can be the Atari games or Nintendo games or Sega games that don’t exist anymore that you played in your childhood.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized – you don’t have to be suffering some great trauma, something unusual and particularly damaging, to feel pain. You don’t have to have lost your entire home in a hurricane to have lost something you truly valued and miss a lot. You don’t have to have had toxic parents to have been denied some things you wanted because they just didn’t have the money, or the resources, or the health.
Time is pain. Loss and disappointment are part of human existence. But you don’t have to try to justify why your specific loss or disappointment is especially bad to admit that it hurts and do something to rectify that hurt in some small way.
Am I thinking about Kallus running up to Zeb after a battle, worried and relieved to find him relatively unscathed? Am I thinking of Kallus grabbing the sides of Zeb’s face and bringing his forehead to Kallus’ so they touch while words of “I was so scared” and “You’re okay, thank the heavens, you’re okay” are uttered? Am I thinking that Kallus was so frazzled that for the first time he just doesn’t care who might see them?
I could be. 😏
some very important info re: paid accounts~
I am not a lawyer, but I can decently interpret legalese and, being as I also suffer from tl;dr syndrome and assume others may as well, I took one for the team and went through the updated TOS for the post+ accounts and highlighted (what I understand to be) the most pertinent information, which ultimately comes down to this:
You cannot monetize copyrighted works (aka charge and earn money from fanfic, fanworks, etc) and if you do decide to put your fanworks behind a paywall via Tumblr, when you are inevitably sued, Tumblr will not protect you and will not defend you and you alone, personally, will be responsible for whatever monetary damages said lawsuit results in.
If anyone is a lawyer and knows I’ve gotten any of this wrong, please do not hesitate to correct me/this post.
1. Your paid account will not be hosted by tumblr; it is routed through a 3rd party.
2. By signing up for a paid account, you’re entering into an agreement with Stripe, so in addition to Tumblr’s TOS, you are also bound to Stripe’s TOS.
3. Stripe, like Tumblr, will not defend you or protect you against any lawsuits.
4. Furthermore, you may end up owing Stripe money (indemnify = compensate)
5. Tumblr’s TOS specifically states that you can’t put any content on your post+ account that violates any laws, including laws that protect intellectual property rights of others. This is super important, because Tumblr’s post+ FAQ also states that you can post anything that you would regularly post on tumblr, which I’m sure many will take to mean that gifsets, fanworks, etc are fair game, since all of that stuff can be posted on tumblr now. However, the difference is, you’re not making money from the fanworks you’re posting or reblogging now. Once money enters the equation, the game changes.
Tumblr is making it seem like any and all content goes for post+ accounts, knowing 90% of this site is fanworks. This is not true and you’ll be opening yourself up for lawsuits if you charge for fanworks.
6. Tumblr further disclaims any and all liability in any legal issues.
tl;dr: Please do not make a post+ account, bc you will be opening yourself to lawsuits and if that happens, Tumblr’s response will be not our problem, you agreed to all the terms which said you couldn’t do that, sorry not sorry. Please protect yourself.
This post is a public service.
I’m not saying “what if people had tails” but I can’t not express the sudden, crippling desire I have to see Cullen Rutherford with a lion’s tail.
Guys the poses-
Hi There 👋
As you might have noticed, we’re beta-testing something new: Tumblr Post+. What’s Post+? A big deal, for starters. Post+ is our new subscription feature that allows you to use our existing multi-media post form to create unique paid feeds or support other blogs by subscribing to theirs. Fear not, Tumblr will always be free to use, this is just a way to continue to empower unique voices and throw a little coin to your favorite artists, fanfic writers, or maybe even that one mashup Supernatural/Studyblr blog you’ve been following since 2016.
(3 a.m. infomercial voice) But wait, there’s more. We want to know every possible way we can make Post+ the best experience for you and your community. To do that, we’d love to hear from you. Specifically, we want your thoughts on how you’d use a feature that provides a feed of exclusive posts on Tumblr. What would you like to see? Don’t be shy 👉👈. Get in touch. Do it often, if you like. We’re excited to hear your thoughts. And keep your eyes on this space (go ahead now, click follow ☝️). Teamwork makes the dream work, etc.
don’t know why this post disappeared when I tried to reblog it the first time, but here, I did your survey :)
Adding onto this
Everyone do this actually, we all don’t want this to become a thing, so fill out their survey and tell them exactly why. This is the official means of giving our feedback, use it.
Please dear god tell them how terrible of an idea this is
underrated trope: “i’ve lost my memory and idk who you are but i just have this feeling that i’m supposed to trust you”
This - but the feeling is absolutely, completely, 100% wrong.
Person 1: “I don’t know what it is about you…I just know that I can trust you.”
Person 2, their actual, literal worst enemy: “Excuse me, what?”
Cue enemies to friends to lovers speedrun.
Person A: I feel like you’re important to me… oh! That must mean I trust you
Person B: … no, no that doesn… Do I look like someone you should trust?
Person A (no hesitation): yes
Person B (tearing up): ok
This but its past friend to enemies due to a betrayal so person B gets to relive their friendship with A without A knowing they sold them out, whilst also drowning in guilt.
Person A: I get the feeling I could trust you with anything.
Person B, on the verge of tears: Yep
“if you’re not angry you’re not paying attention” used to be such a powerful phrase but now it’s more accurate to say “if you’re not angry you’re probably exhausted by 5+ years of Panic Outrage Mode and are nearing the limit of your emotional range for reacting to this shit”
The fact that this is pre-covid haunts me
Would like to see Kallus burn for Zeb.
this is entrapment
two equally delightful paths here:
1) a very simple and genuine “i like your shoelaces”, which tells me that you are either a lesbian or a very cool ally
2) “i like your shoelaces” followed by the pronounced grimace of one recalling their past sins, which tells me that you were a 2012 tumblr user. i now hold the power in this conversation and you are at my mercy.
if you know about 2012 tumblr how do you hold any power in any conversation
well, stucky fanfic url, the trick is to not let them know that you are also cringe
this is the most poignant burn ive seen all year
Roses are red, that much is true, but violets are purple, not fucking blue.
I have been waiting for this post all my life.
They are indeed purple,
But one thing you’ve missed:
The concept of “purple”
Didn’t always exist.
Some cultures lack names
For a color, you see.
Hence good old Homer
And his “wine-dark sea.”
A usage so quaint,
A phrasing so old,
For verses of romance
Is sheer fucking gold.
So roses are red.
Violets once were called blue.
I’m hugely pedantic
But what else is new?
My friend you’re not wrong
About Homer’s wine-ey sea!
Colours are a matter
Of cultural contingency;
Words are in flux
And meanings they drift
But the word purple
You’ve given short shrift.
The concept of purple,
My friends, is old
And refers to a pigment
once precious as gold.
By crushing up molluscs
From the wine-dark sea
You make a dye:
Meant that in Rome,
to wear purpura
was a privilege reserved
For only the emperor!
The word ‘purple’,.
for clothes so fancy,
By the ninth century
Why then are voilets
Not purple in song?
The dye from this mollusc,
known for so long
Is almost magenta;
More red than blue.
The concept of purple
is old, and yet new.
The dye is red,.
So this might be true:
Roses are purple
And violets are blue
While this song makes me merry,
Tyrian purple dyes many a hue
From magenta to berry
And a true purple too.
But fun as it is to watch this poetic race
The answer is staring you right in the face:
Roses are red and violets are blue
Because nothing fucking rhymes with purple.
IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER.
My reaction, only with coffee.
Hang on, need to send this to my literature prof
the plot twist at „roses are purple and violets are blue“ tho 👌🏻👌🏻
something about needless tragedy when its effectively written and how it works SO well. boromir taking like seven arrows to the chest and continuing to fight and it doesnt save merry and pippin. the fact that merry and pippin were needlessly taken bc the uruks thought they had the ring, which they didnt. there are people in this war willingly sacrificing themselves to distract sauron from frodo and then there are people given no time to think through a plan, doing the best with the few seconds they have and dying with the hope that their actions will protect the people they love. and sometimes it doesnt. boromirs epic final stand did not actually matter, did not give the hobbits a chance to escape. but his final breaths were given with love nonetheless.
sometimes heroism is not in whether or not your actions actually save people, sometimes the glory is simply in the desperate and heartfelt trying
full offense but none of you would have ever survived fanfiction.net in 2009
remember when writers had to be all like:
“omg omg lemon starts HERE”
y’all are lucky that ao3 has tags and filters you can set
Sometimes shit was marked “lemon” and it’d just be them making out, and sometimes they’d just start pissing on each other
No rules, no laws, you took your life into your hands opening fics
A/N: this contains SLASH, that means TWO MEN, if that makes you uncomfy, DON’T READ!
A/N: please don’t sue me, o anime overlords, I’m not making any money off of this! I’m just a broke student! I don’t have any money!
A/N: I totally wrote this while high off 10 Red Bulls wheeeeeee!!!!!
A/N: COMMENT if you want me to continue the next chappy!!!
No, no, no
remember when there’d be interactions with the author and the characters?
InuYasha: I don’t get why I have to be here for this
A/N: Because it was in your contract!!1!1 *revs chainsaw*
god those were lawless times.
COMMISSIONED FROM THE MEGA-AMAZINGLY TALENTED @mrnicholas
IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!!!!!!!!
I LOVE IT SO VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY MUCH! SHE TURNED OUT SO GORGEOUS AND FRIGHTENING AND ELEGANT AND AMAZING AND I AM OUT OF WORDS AT THE MOMENT. JUST. WOW
THANK YOU FOR BRINGING HER TO LIFE @mrnicholas
My headcanons about Lasat!Alexsandr: Childhood
To understand my hc’s for Lasat!Alex, i have to tell you a bit of my hc’s about Lasan itself.
You see I imagine that the comon fur colors of Lasats range from very dark brown with a rich purple sheen over to very light purple with specks of almost blond inbetween and the more purple the fur of a Lasat of Lasan is the more he is seen as beautiful and perfect. That’s why only Lasats with pruple fur are able to become anything regal or join the honor guards
Wich brings me to the colors I chose for Lasat!Kallus. Lasats who are born with no hint of purple in there fur are a genetic exception, like an albino I might say and in the area where Kallus was unfortunatly born, those Lasats were treated as outcasts right from the beginning of there life. Because of the color of fur, his father cast him and his mother out of there home. They’ve become second-class citizens and had to find shelter in the slums because noone else would reach out a helping hand to a pleading mother with a child like that. She was ashamed of giving birth to him too, but was forced to be there for him until he would be able to care for himself due to certain rules she had to fulfill as a mother. She resented him for her fate and the fact that they now had to live in the slums.
He lived the majority of his childhood as an outcast, shunned by adults and kits alike, just because of his cursed fur.
That brings me to the part of Kallus “leaving” Lasan.
He was around 10 years old, when a group of humans came to his planet and took him and several other kits away.
It happened in the middle of the night. Kallus was still outside, aimlessly walking through the muddy streets of the slums, unbothered by the time because he knew his mother would give him a hard punishment if he came home so late and woke her up. So he decided to stay outside until the sun would rise again.
He rounded a corner into a dark alleyway when a pair of black gloves pulled him back and he felt the sting of a needle in his neck. It didn’t take long for the drug to run through his system and his vision faded to black.
When he woke up again his head was pounding and his vision was blurry and he found himself lying on a cold, grey durasteel floor cache, surounded by other Kits around the same age as himself. He instantly realized that the situation they were in were hopeless and so he resigned to his fate and huddled up in a corner, as far away as possible from the other kits.
Once the shuttle reached it’s destination, they were unloaded and brought into some kind of building far away from any kind of civilisation, where each of them were split up and put into rooms with a bed, a fresher and no windows. The Lasan Kits were not the only young ones in this place. There were children of all kinds of species from planets all over the galaxy.
As it turns out the facility they were brought to was run by scientists, who were a secret division created by Palpatines loyal men. It was there task to see how they could make those kids obedient to there cause and turn them into loyal subjects, especially once the empire would be set in place.
They were manipulated and brainwashed. Some were resisting more than others to this treatment and would soon never be seen again. In Kallus case tho, there was not much of hardcore brainwashing to be done, to make him do what they want. His heart was already filled with resentment towards his own kind thanks to the harsh treatment he had to endure during his short life leading up to this point. In his mind he was already thinking that everything is better than having to be another day on a planet filled with people who don’t care about him in the slightest. Nobody was looking for him anyways, he might as well be dead to them.
So he decided to listen to all the promises these people with there furless bodies amde to him and do as he was told.
I needed this. via /r/MadeMeSmile
2021 pricing so far. If you’re currently on waitlist this is what it will be.
Do you do NSFW? 100% yes. No problem.
When do you take payment? Usually after I’m finished. I’m weird that way, but honestly, whatever is most convenient for you. I’m flexible. I can even do installments.
Do you do more than one character in a picture? Sometimes. It depends on how complicated the image is. Ask and give me specifics and I’ll let you know. Two people take considerably longer than one and one already takes me like a month to finish.
Why are the prices ‘starting at’? What will be the final price? The final price depends entirely on what you want and how complicated it is. A person with plain or minimal clothing/accessories etc will take far less time to finish than a person in armor. That kind of thing. Since it changes on a case by case basis I have to make pricing flexible.
Why is the color price higher than the black and white? Because color takes me twice as long to do. It’s more complicated to get right. Black and white is much faster. Simply that.
Will I get updates? Yes. I try to update my clients as I go, but sometimes I can ‘get in the zone’ and forget how much time has passed. If that happens feel free to contact me at any time and I’ll be happy to update you on the status.
All the examples are your ‘realism’ work. Can I commission you for a ‘tarot style’ like you did your Dragon Age tarots in? Absolutely. I’m not really as practiced in that style since it’s less realistic, but I’d be happy to do it on request if that’s what you’re looking for.
Will you do any game/fandom? Yes. Anything at all. But if you want anything Dragon Age or Mass Effect I may be so happy I’ll offer a discount. lol No promises, but…I really enjoy those.
Will the prices change again in the future? Probably. Since most of my clients are fans I worry about charging too much for people to afford, but honestly I charge way too low. Finishing one picture with my turnover time I make about 2$ an hour. Sometimes far less. It’s completely unsustainable for cost of living, but at the moment I’m in a situation where I can make it work without making it more expensive for you guys. If my situation changes in the future so will my pricing. If you think I should be asking more you’re always welcome to tip me.
Waiting for someone to come home…
oh I wonder who is he waiting for ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)
I’m sorry this is getting a bit repetitive, me drawing shirtless Cullen over & over again. But but! me & @missragdoll84 shared some good references last night and I can’t help it ｜−・;）