Nandermo is never gonna happen btw
Nandermo is never gonna happen btw
although i love fanartists they are usually as bad as fic writers because if u dig Just a Bit deeper you really see how much they engage in the same stupid discourse
That’s true that’s true but for a fanartist it’s easier to close your eyes to the bullshittery fanfic writers literally write about the stuff they discourse about sooooo
my overarching assumption is that most of the people who draw fanart are normal people with hobbies and most of the people who write fanfiction are 40 year olds who donate money to ao3 and talk about the dangers of internet puritanism
You are right
Every woman on earth is beautiful and gorgeous except me I need to drop 40-50 kilos and I need to get plastic surgery and i
hii izzy i dont have anything to say just hiee
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Good m/m ships
- those guys from succession
- rengoku/giyuu ^_^
Love these asks its keeping me from falling into a pit of despair I am a talk show host and you guys are my mentally ill but loveable members of my audience. I want to cultivate parasocial relationships
imo its easier to appreciate a well done art piece for the artist's technique/composition even if its fanart of a series that I don't know, but fanfics more often require knowledge of the source material
I kinda disagree bc sometimes if a writer is good enough they can carry it off well, but I do think people will look at fanart and just be appreciative in general. Quicker to see
you are so right about fanfic being so insular. id been hovering around fandom spaces since i was first allowed on the computer and it took me years to just bump into a fic. had no idea it existed. art gets reposted *everywhere* its comparatively easier content to consume. like u dont have to know anything. but fanfic gets stuck on a handful of sites and youd have to be just that little bit more into the original content (imo) to seek it out/understand. at least initially. or maybe i just like looking at art more than reading lol
Tbhhhh maybe you do like art more than reading but before ao3 there was no way to even get to a good fanfic and the shit that blows up on twitter that links to ao3 is the world’s most god awful porn so
speaking of exo, kyungsoo is the most unique idol i know. he has the best and most distinct vocal tone out of the other breathy kpop boys.
He sounds so good when I heard him in lucky one in turned my head upside down. Very good
I’m not getting over it 😡 no yaoi mlem ship will ever compare
Get over narusasu
im over narusasu….i like sns #bedifferent
in my mind mitski kate bush fiona apple and nct are all in the same category no i won’t elaborate
Can I say it. Fanart > fanfic
sorry to be annoying on your post but i agree and i think its bc for two reasons:
1 fanfic doesnt really offer room for growth. it doesnt have a clear path of development the way visual art does i think. visual artists can see how theyve changed from 2016 - 2021, but fic writers dont really bc they only consume their own media / source media and it doesnt promote change
2 fic writers often Only write fic. like fanartists will more than likely have their own original content or whatever while also doing fanart, whereas fic writers will spend months and months creating work that is purely fan content. the like, attachment i guess to a source material doesnt encourage their own growth
idk if that makes sense LOL
this isn’t annoying at all! I don’t wholly agree with you, because I think some fic writers also do engage with other sources, but that just might be my personal experience w the people in my circle. I will say that fic writers who solely engage on writing fic tend to have much more of an insular presence and also tend to write the same kind of stuff…? and they’re much more solely focused on the object of their interest by virtue of what they do ig
some fast facts about archive of our own:
which are available through their public budget which you can find here
- ao3 spends no money on legal services. the idea that ao3 needs hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight for fanfics rights isnt true. of their budget, only 2.5k is allocated to their legal funds and they spend none of it
- from what i can tell theyve never actually assisted anyone with dmca in a way that would necessitate paid work. the majority of their legal advocacy is them occasionally writing a letters. theres other things, but none that require compensation and, specifically, none that require legal aid. the chair of the legal team even said that its simple to address a dmca. you can get the same advice on reddit, but also, i dont see anything of them even needing to give this advise out kdndsnsnsn
- they make a shit ton of money from donations in 2020 they received 862k of donations!!
- most of their money goes to servers (which is expected) with 2020 costing them 284k in servers for ao3. they actually came under budget tho where they expected the servers to be 383k!!
- the section where the second most amount of money is used is,,, on fundraising. to be fair and transparent half of fundraising costs are just transaction fees, but thats a buckwild thing to see as the second priciest cost
- theres other misc expenses like general administration is 40k i have no idea what a “professional service” is but thats 13k (im sure its smth useful btw its just a funny term)
- anyways the total expenses for 2020 was 425k
- the total amount raised was though was 862k
- the total unused funds then comes out to 475k
- so a nonprofit with a profit of 475k. not allocated to anything specific. its just there somewhere i guess
- from what i can see theres zero word on what the excess will be spent on. we know it isnt legal funds though bc theres specifically a legal budget which is 2.5k and hasnt ever been used.
- i dont get whats complicated about this but apparently that fact is confusing so
ao3 made a profit of 475k in 2020, however, this isnt used as backup for legal funds which we know because they have a literal budget that specifically points out what fund they keep on store for legal. which they have never used.
- anyways they did say they would update ao3s servers and put 100k to that but that doesnt address the extra 450k bc thats actually a lot less money planned for the servers this year in comparison to last
- actually the whole budget is kinda funny because ao3 in 2020 actually spent less than their planned budget!
- they planned for 562k and only spent 425k
- they made a net income of 475k!
- not as in they fundraised 475k and had 50k leftover. they fundraised 862k and had more leftover than they spent in the first place
- AND THEY STILL CUT THEIR 2021 BUDGET BY 200K?????????????????????????
- their budget for 2020 was originally 562k, they only used 425k… and in 2021 their budget is 365k?? literally 200k less?????
- and like its a nonprofit?? and theres so many things that can be fixed on this site which they have ample funds to do so
- ao3 still has the INVITE SYSTEM if you want to sign up for ao3 today 10/15 youd need to wait until 10/27 to receive an invite bc they only send out 500 a day.
- a site that makes 862k with a profit of 475k cant even have a proper registration process??
ao3 hasnt released their 2020 audit yet (where they made substantially more than prior years) but there is 2019!!
apparently their total cash flow for 2019 was 1.3mil !!
and their reserves at the end of 2019 were 900k !!
also “its for a rainy day” but ao3 says its goal for reserves is to be able to keep running for 60 days aka 80k. if we make a guess that of the 475k of of excess net income that like idk 375k will go into the reserve then we r looking at 1.2mil in their reserves aka ao3 can keep itself running nonstop thru its reserves alone for more than 2 and half years
i’m going to try and write up a summary for tumblr eventually but i’ve been looking at ao3 budget shit for three hours and my head is melted but like i went to their public meeting on finances and asked some questions and yeah it was a hot fucking mess lol but here’s my twit summary i’ll try and do a readable one on here later fkdgjndfj
lol this post should be called “Some fast lies about ao3″ so many of these points are easily debunkable
1. By July 31, 2021 they spent 0 of their Legal Advocacy budget that’s meant FOR THE WHOLE YEAR. That leaves them 5 more months in which costs might occur, lol
As you can see, in 2019 and 2018 respectively, they spent $100k each year on legal advocacy. Also, read this post from 2020 on why they continue to do this work: https://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/18123
2. AO3 does not make all that much money. $<1mil a year is not a lot. It puts them in the bottom 2.5% of ALL US based nonprofits
A for profit company doing what A03 is doing would have a minimum budget of something like 10mil a year. They are doing so much with so little.
3. Costs of doing donations includes the cost of all the gifts items they’re making and shipping. The fact that this is a major cost is basic fundraising 101.
4. Again, just because AO3 doesn’t use its legal budget one year doesn’t mean that it didn’t other years (see above). Also, you get that the budget is a prediction set at the beginning of the year (or rather, even earlier)? They’re trying to predict how much they’re going to need to spend. Apparently, they predicted that 2020 was going to be a quiet year (2.5k vs the 100k spent in 2019)
5. The registration process is so that spam bots don’t swarm the site. It’s actually genius. Or do you want AO3 to have tumblr’s porn bot problem? Don’t tell me you actually like that…
6. A major upcoming feature for AO3 is blocking users, and guess what? That’s a very complicated and difficult task to do. So much so, that they’re planning on hiring a contract programmer to do the code, and estimating that it will require at least $100k to do so.
BTW, if you’re wondering why AO3 is still in beta, it’s because it hasn’t implemented all the features laid out when it was founded (these can be found on AO3′s website.) The term “Beta” simply means the product hasn’t fulfilled all its initial spec requirements.
7. “also “its for a rainy day” but ao3 says its goal for reserves is to be able to keep running for 60 days aka 80k”
This is sourced directly from their board meeting minutes. (29 September 2021) https://www.transformativeworks.org/board_minutes/
If you’re going to kvetch about AO3′s budget, at least have the intellectual integrity to get the facts right.
oh for the 100k in legal that isnt money. that figure is from their audit, not their budget where on the audit you have to report specialized skills as expenses. they have a volunteer who does its legal work in terms of things with running the archive, not fighting court cases. theyve never spent any money on legal fees from intellectual property stuff!!
I was having outdoor drinks with my girlfriends when one of them mentioned her plan to do some solo backpacking in the Pacific Northwest. “Please be careful,” another friend said. “I’ve watched way too much Dateline.” Later, while checking Twitter, I ran across a Nextdoor post detailing the saga of a woman who rang someone’s doorbell and asked for a Band-Aid. She was driving a black Mercedes-Benz, the post continued; was it possible she could be scouting the place to rob later? The comments agreed that it was highly suspicious; no one pointed out that most thieves would probably not case a neighborhood in a Mercedes with a clearly visible license plate. My breaking point came when Newsweek, a magazine with 3.4 million Twitter followers, reported that an internet sleuth had discovered “disturbing” footage of Brian Laundrie, then a suspect in the death of his fiancé, reading the novel Annihilation and provided it as proof he had murderous intentions.
I say this as someone who’s been obsessed with the genre since watching Paradise Lost and learning about the West Memphis Three: it’s time to admit that true crime has rotted our brains.
With the exception of a spike in murders in 2020 that coincided with Covid, major crime has been steadily decreasing for 18 years. Even with the spike, murder rates are a third of what they were in the ’90s. You are more likely to die from heart disease or a car crash than you are from being murdered. And in the U.S., men are far likelier to be homicide victims than women. But listening to true crime podcasts, you would never suspect this. Most of the audience and the hosts themselves are female, and most cases covered by true crime podcasts are about women. It’s making women paranoid.
Pointing this out doesn’t always go over well. In August, my friend Sam tweeted that true crime “is so obviously designed to make you buckle in terror whenever you leave the house.” He was immediately inundated with quote tweets claiming that of course a man couldn’t understand the threats women face on a daily basis, the tweeters either ignoring his profile picture or unaware that Black men in America face a much higher risk of victimization.
I’m not oblivious to violence against women, on the contrary, I am intimately familiar with it. I’ve written and spoken extensively about my own attack, when I was stabbed multiple times by a stranger while walking my dog. But anecdotes aren’t data, and the fact remains that statistically, what happened to me is incredibly rare. That didn’t stop multiple tabloid magazines from emailing me after it happened, asking for interviews. When I looked them up I found articles devoted almost exclusively to crimes against white women with titles such as “My Boyfriend Killed and Ate His Secret Lover” and “My Hubby’s Killer was Hiding in the Wardrobe.” The covers are splashy, sensational, the message clear: danger is all around you. This isn’t new, but what used to be contained mainly on supermarket check-out shelves is now everywhere: on our TVs, on our computers, in our ears. “You’re in danger,” says the new Netflix documentary. “Someone could be outside your door right now,” warns the neighborhood surveillance app. “This dead woman thought she was safe,” chirps the cheerful podcast lady.
Crime stories are a fundamentally conservative way of looking at the world. Republicans bleat about high crime rates in lawless liberal cities because someone stole a toothbrush from a CVS. Suburban crime paranoia is as old as the suburbs themselves — hell, it’s why they exist to begin with. The reactionary basis of true crime is how you end up with ostensibly liberal podcast hosts defending the death penalty and arguing against double jeopardy protections. It’s easy and correct to condemn Fox News for increasing our grandparents’ blood pressure, keeping them in a perpetual state of fear about roving gangs of MS-13 coming to their gated communities, but we should also consider that other demographics might be susceptible to fear-stoking propaganda. How can we listen to story after story of women being abducted or murdered and expect it to not have an effect on our psyche? A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania found that fear of crime and violence on television have both increased over time, despite crime rates declining, and that women reported more fear of crime on surveys than men. True crime runs on heightened emotion and fear, convincing people, and especially women, that every stranger is a possible murderer. I see women on Twitter questioning whether it’s safe to let a plumber into their house, or instructing others to rip out strands of hair to leave in cabs for DNA evidence in case the driver murders you. These are not sensible reactions, they are the thoughts of someone who has been deeply traumatized. So many true crime shows advise women to trust their instincts, but how can we trust instincts that have been hijacked by induced anxiety?
“Stay sexy don’t get murdered,” is the tagline of one of the most popular true crime podcasts, as if being murdered is a choice women make, or a risk that can be avoided if we’re just smart enough. Women aren’t stupid; we don’t walk down dark alleys alone while wearing stilettoes and lamenting loudly about how no one would miss us if we disappeared. We all take precautions, we lock our doors and let our friends know where we’re going. “Be aware of your surroundings and don’t trust strangers” is not particularly helpful advice for avoiding the one scenario in which women are most likely to actually be murdered: by their partner. It’s victim blaming dressed up in empowerment; no one questions someone killed in a car accident, but if a woman is murdered her story becomes a precaution.
Yet another thing that is primarily popular among women that is being criticized by the media as terrible and harmful.
They aren’t even being subtle here with the ‘poor women don’t know what’s best for them’ patronizing bullshit, either.
This is just “women shouldn’t be allowed to read books it will only upset them” in a new hat for the 21st century.
Pro tip - if something is primarily popular among women wait about 18 months and then the op eds will start rolling in about how it’s terrible and people (read: women) are just hurting themselves by reading/watching/listening to it.
If you, personally, don’t like true crime or know that it’s bad for you then deal with that yourself. The vast majority of people interested in true crime don’t need your pearl clutching “concern”.
The author of this article is a woman who survived a violent crime and wishes people would stop fetishizing these things or making them a lurid spectacle. Interesting how your response carefully avoids mentioning any of that and even referring to the author only as “they,” as though you either didn’t read the article or you hope others will just read your response and agree with you without ever reading the link. If there’s misogyny here it’s the fact that the majority of true crime focuses on victimized women, reduced their suffering and their death to a fucking “fandom.” It is not predominantly men who are disgusted by this. Nearly all criticisms I’ve seen of the “genre” are from women. You’re trying to use the concept of misogyny to shame people into respecting your real workd torture porn, is what you’re doing.
Can I say it. Fanart > fanfic
Personally I don’t think one is better than the other. Fanart might get more attention but this feels like you’re duping on fanfic writers.
Not duping. I’ve made fanart and fanfic both before, and this is my preference as both a creator and a past consumer
Can I say it. Fanart > fanfic
One implication of the fact that social media companies go out of their way to stoke hate and conflict is that everyone should probably get in the habit of thinking twice before diving into online controversies, because there’s a very good chance that they’re being deliberately taken out of context, exaggerated, or otherwise framed in an intellectually dishonest fashion
I know the majority of you won’t abide by this advice. But I figured I’d post it anyway.
“telling someone to kiss your ass or get fucked etc is actual sexual harassment making you a sexual predator” was a Tumblr thing for years that people tried to do to me and everyone I know at least once. If someone says someone else is terrible but *doesn’t specify precisely why* it’s usually this kind of thing.
i was lookin thru the comments on that subway hands post because i'd never seen them post full people like that, let alone people who were unaware of their picture being taken, & i think that one of the women was tagged or found the post & tagged the other woman too. for some reason i just assumed that the person who runs that account was usually getting permission to take or upload pics but seeing how these women were posted in full & not tagged or mentioned by name in the caption......freaky.
Yeah knowing that they’re candids and the person who runs that account doesn’t get permission before posting is so freaky
exo chanyeol seriously looks like yamato from naruto. long face big cheeked and bug eyed tall guys.
Woah……I see it… i totally see it
Israel wants to introduce a law to ban the Palestinian flag and imprison anyone who raises it…. again. 😂
Just so y’all know, Israel banned the Palestinian flag from 1967 to 1993. Not only that, but Israel went further in 1980 and introduced a law forbidding any artwork that composed its four colours.
Funny story, in the First Intifada, there was a falafel shop near our place in Gaza that graffitied on its door the Arabic letters of “Meem. Taa. Faa.” which is the Arabic acronym for P.L.O (Munazmet Tahrir Falsteen)
Anyways, less than two days later, an IDF captain pulls up with his unit to the shop and tells the owner to shutdown his shop indefinitely because he wrote PLO on his door.
(Now coincidentally Meem, Taa, Faa can be an abbreviation for “you can’t sell falafels” in Arabic [Mamnou Tbee’ Falafel])
The shop owner looked at the Israeli captain and told him “That wasn’t me. And that doesn’t say PLO. It says “you can’t sell falafels” and it was one of your bastard soldiers who graffitied it on my door”
I've gone thru phases where I read 0 fanfiction and phases where I read a lot of it and for me the primary appeal has always been that it's a low energy investment form of entertainment. Like I'm already familiar w the characters and I can get very specific with tags and know exactly what I'm about to read, which can be comforting when i have low energy. But the same reasons make it very unappealing to me when I have higher energy and want to engage w something new & unexpected & really gain from it. It's also why I really don't understand people who try to argue that reading fanfic is The Same As Reading Books bc if it was the same I wouldn't be reading it when I do
yeah I guess I’m just in a phase of life where I don’t necessarily feel like returning to things that I’ve already read or watched unless it’s a reread or a rewatch because if it’s good enough it’ll be fine as is as like. On its own. A self contained piece of art with no further expansion needed. tbh even when I’m low energy I don’t feel like reading ficndjdkskdk
no same like,, even when i was deeply invested in fandoms i never really saw the appeal of? reading fanfic regularly??? id read like a couple here and there but i had friends who would brag about spending hours reading fanfics daily, like genuinely how do you not just get bored of that
no like ive read a couple but i can’t imagine doing that if i did that i would just get sick of whatever it is i’m into and i’d hate the fandom and i’d hate the thing eventually
i love being in america and learning about things. what do you mean the french sold louisiana to america for actual money. youre not joking? oh my gosh. thats so crazy
also while i’m ranting about gender i always see debate about whether girls are rewarded for being tomboys or not and it’s like. actually girls are rewarded for mirroring whatever the situation demands of them. girls can’t be too prissy and refuse to play in the creek, but girls also can’t show up to girly events covered in mud. girls can’t have makeup art as a hobby or else they’re superficial, but if they never wear makeup they’re a slob and dumpy, etc. it’s not that girls are universally rewarded or punished for being tomboys, they’re rewarded for bending over backwards to always be exactly right for any given situation and punished for breaking those boundaries. so yes a classically pretty girl who cleans up nice is rewarded when she can ALSO be a tomboy. but a girl who is a tomboy all the time is definitely punished for never being able to achieve that prerequisite feminine side. this debate is over now thanks
I feel insane knowing that other people actually genuinely regularly read fanfiction on the daily I feel like I haven’t read fanfiction that wasn’t written by a friend in google docs in like. well over a year now
i think its because its been a while since i’ve had any sort of desire to like want to see what twisted shit fandom’s done to any aspect of a show i liked so it’s kind of unfathomable to me that people enjoy trawling through troves of shit to do that. like it’s scary. i read naruto fanfic and i hated everybody who was involved including myself and that was when i was like 19