Okay so, I know when people saw this their immediate reaction was ““tubbo and ran boo awwww!” But lemme set the scene for an alternative. (I know the timeline doesnt work but bear with me) so imagine tommy ranboo and schlatt are all together arguing about l’manberg and pogtopia or whatever and the argument is getting heated. But suddenly, a first bit of rain starts drizzling down and ranboo without hesitation hoists schlatt into the air and over his head while schlatt is mid sentence.
he ha– he has paved th e way????!!!!!!!!!!!? fffor th-the lgbtq+ community????!!!!!!!!
Dream antis: “Dream is the reason for global warming and hates charity and single handedly messed up the internet”
Weirdly obsessive Dream stans: “Dream has never done anything wrong in his life and is perfect and created everything good in the world”
Everyone else: “he’s literally just a dude? Just a twenty something year old Florida guy playing minecraft?”
people in this fandom who keep records of boundaries, of old vods that would be lost without them being uploaded, take screenshots of viewer counts, of old tweets, who make spreadsheets of streams we have, who make stream summaries to make lore accessible, who make useful comps, make carrds that direct people to the right place, make skins for tournaments, make the art that gets used for thumbnails, make fic rec posts, who run a blog that organizes different character analysis essays, who run update accounts and keep track of where a streamer’s content is, who sort through vods to find character relevant quotes, whoever made the piano version of ynb wilbur uses for his intro, anyone who puts effort into making this place bearable and helping where you can… you are literally the backbone of this community and I think about u and your contributions every day
There’s just something about Las Nevadas, something inherently wrong. It’s a big metropolis, but despite the people walking on the streets, it feels empty. There’s something wrong about them as well.
Nighttime seems to be when the occult awakes. There’s a sign near the casino, a place you cannot yet enter, even if it’s the main attraction of the country. “Danger. Ignore the voices. Go away.” You hear growls coming from the walls, cries for help from people long gone. You obey the sign, it’s better this way. After all, the house knows best.
A scream caught your attention, is one you’ve heard multiple times before. They belong to the fox hybrid living nearby. He has trouble sleeping, and trouble waking up. Sometimes you can hear him running through the main avenue, looking behind, looking at nothing. No one chases after him. He runs faster.
An insistent gleam gets you out of bed. There’s a lightshow happening in the skies. Objects you do not recognise fly around. This isn’t right. You check the clock. It’s 3 AM. The sun isn’t supposed to rise in 3 hours. The lights shine brighter. Ignore the mechanical sounds they make. Go back to sleep. There’s nothing to see here.
A cryptid lives in the basement of the main restaurant, a sheep-man. He throws bottles at anyone that stays after 2am at the bar and swears at tourists. He’s usually drinking, at least he was during the few times you saw his face clearly. There’s something familiar about it. He says he used to be a president. You laugh it off but wonder where have you heard the name J Schlatt before.
You find green goo in the carpet in front of your house. It’s the third time this week. Its gross, hard to clean and it seems to move when you’re not looking. This jelly seems to belong to a man you’ve never really seen up close. His skin looks almost transparent from a distance, though it’s probably the lighting. You ask him to stop with the pranks. He says it’s no prank, he can’t help it! You go back inside only to find more goo in the morning, this time i’m your bed.
I really just want a stream where everybody receives a letter from Eret saying to gather at the museum at once, and when everybody gets there they’re all just like “wait what’s going on” and Eret just tells them to sit their butts down and pulls out a power point with like 20 slides just labelled “History of L’manburg” and just talks about all of the major events, and also gets a couple other people who were part of L’manburg to fill in for the events that Eret didn’t witness or to provide a better perspective of it.
I think it’s obvious that I would catch any hands for niki nihachu, and no shipping means no shipping, but I feel the need to add on.
I’ve been watching wilbur and niki stream together and separately since the first time they met. And yknow what? At first, they fucking encouraged shipping. They joked about compilations and called each other cute, pretended they were jealous, etc etc. They absolutely fed into it and were ok with it, because they had good chemistry as a streaming pair.
And then, the audience got bigger (around, lets say early dsmp, around when niki joined and after)
Suddenly, niki couldn’t go for a single stream with being spammed about wilbur, asked about his in tts donos. It stopped being a funny bit to always ask about wilbur.
Still, they were ok with it. Niki said not to ask about him, not to reduce her to him, not to always ask to call him. They still showed up on each other’s streams, made content and collabs, still jokingly flirted and were affectionate with each other. Shipping was allowed, but not really encouraged unless in the comfort of your own space where you wouldn’t bother niki about it, and they definitely stopped streaming as much.
Then, the audience got bigger yet again, and kept growing.
Overtime, niki stopped streaming with wilbur at all. They’d stream in groups, and occasionally talk to each other, but absolutely no solo streams. Shipping became such a problem that she addressed it on stream multiple times. On hbomb’s podcast, she said wilbur would be the person she’d want to stream with every day, but couldn’t because of how bad shipping was.
Irl shipping didn’t just make the ccs uncomfortable (even though that’s reason enough to quit it), it actively stopped both of them from making content with one of their closest friends.
If you want a wilbur-niki mcc team, if you want wilbur-niki lore, if you want any content from them, then shipping has undeniably factored into why we haven’t gotten it (as she’s explicitly said that they don’t stream together as much anymore btw, not speculation on my part). It makes me so fucking angry to see one of my favorite content duos effectively split over this, but mostly, I’m just glad that they still seem to be close friends, and that that hasn’t been ruined for them.
Please please please, remember that even if a person is ambivalent or hasn’t shared an opinion on shipping, don’t do it. Even if you think it’s harmless, don’t do it. Because something that starts out innocent enough can snowball into this situation, and I’d like for it to not happen to another duo. Even if shipping is allowed, try your goddamn best not to expect content from them, to reduce one streamer to another’s sidekick, and please for the love of god go watch niki rather than just posting pictures of her captioned “woman hot”
Please share this!!!!! As you resident vitiligan and fellow artist I am here to educate people on how to properly create a character with vitiligo and other things to keep in mind about the disorder.
Only 1% of the entire world’s population has vitiligo but I see so many artists making characters with it when they sometimes don’t even know what vitiligo is and pass it off as “skin pigmentation”. Like— what does that even mean??? XD
It’s not an aesthetic and it won’t get you “diversity points” so stop romanticizing vitiligo!
Honestly very happy to see this, especially the part that emphasises that skin tone has nothing to do with the likeliness of developing vitiligo. You can be as white as snow and have it.
WILBUR IS LITERALLY IN LOVE WITH THE BROWN M&M AND NOW TOMMY IS TOO THEY’RE LITERALLY CRAZY TOGETHER . SAME BRAIN I HATE IT
tommy: “she’s mine. she’s into personality not whatever wilbur’s got”
phil: “they are BROTHERS your honor”