So, while I don’t really give a damn whether or not Yahoo buys Tumblr, I decided to take a look around to see what the arguments for not wanting it were.
And the one thing that actually stuck out for me? Misogynistic insults to Marissa Mayer. I barely even know who she is and what she did, but misogynistic slur, Tumblr? Justifying it by “she says she’s not a feminist?” Really? Man, the hypocrisy.
And then people ask me why I wouldn’t bat an eye if Tumblr actually closed down.
And then there’s the fact I find all those “Tumblr is sacred” posts nothing short of ridiculous, but that’s another story.
Masters of disguise. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best. You better have a sharp eye to spot these little birds of prey. by Graham McGeorge
OH MY FUCKING GOD
KAREN SHOWED THING TO ME
WHICH IS A VIBRATOR THAT GOES TO THE RYTHM OF THE SONG PLAYING AND THEN
SHE POINTED OUT HOW IT LOOKS LIKE THE THING AROUND NEKUS NECK
LOOK AT THIS SHIT
oh hey look
edgeworth in court
OH MY GOD.
So I just watched RoTG (late, I know) and before I knew it a fic happened. Kinda Pitch-centric, go figure. With multiple chapters yet to write. I should have known. I’m so going to regret this.
Title: Stolen Children
Summary: Six years after Pitch’s defeat, an increasing number of children stops believing in the Guardians for no apparent reason. And, as it turns out, the most obvious culprit is not the culprit at all this time: things are more complicated than that.
Wonder, hope, dreams, precious memories and fun are wonderful things for any child to have - but when there is nothing to balance them out there can be very, very serious drawbacks.
I believe we both have more important things to worry about than romance and fashion.
if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
Okay guys.. I’ve never done this before. Please bear with me.
This is our family dog, Arnold! As you can probably tell, he is a pit-mix. While he has had a few health issues over the past few years, we have struggled through it with him - from tumors, to hernias, to arthritis, and then some - but today things really went from bad to worse. Arnie is suffering from paralysis of the larynx, and it’s going to require some emergency surgery, the price-tag of which is between $5,000 and $6,000.
We don’t have that kind of money… but I’m willing to work for it. I love this dog. He doesn’t even live with me, but let me reiterate, I love this dog. Our whole family LOVES this dog. He’s on the older side - or, well, WE THINK, due to the fact he was adopted out of a rescue program, we aren’t 100% sure how old he is, although those cataracts of his are tellin’ a tale - but he has a few good years left in him, and I’m not going to give them up without a fight.
We have to make the decision by TOMORROW, May 11th, if we are going to be able to pay for this. Apparently a payment plan is negotiable, but this is still a LOT of money as far as our family funds go. We are riddled with health issues on the human side of things, too, so our usual buffer for pet bills just isn’t gonna cut a few thousand bucks.
I have set up a little crowd-funding thing here, as the elegantly titled Save Arnie-Ru! There are more specifics to read about if you want to click it and check it out. If you show me a screen-cap of your receipt page, you can e-mail it to me, message me, whatever you prefer, I will draw you somethin’. It’s just that easy. Donate a buck? GET A SKETCH. Donate more? I mean, hey, it’s negotiable. I’ll see what I can do! And I will do my best. I will take requests! Let me know when you send me your receipt if you had something in mind and I’ll try to be flexible. I am also putting up a DONATION BUTTON on the front of my blog, which I have never done, before. If you want to send me a note through that saying what you would like, I can e-mail you the picture through whatever is listed on your PayPal.
I think that’s about it, although I am sure I am forgetting something. I feel pretty scrambled. This is a tough thing to do, in very little time - especially when you haven’t had to do it, before! REBLOGS ARE VERY APPRECIATED, thank you so much in advance for your consideration!
this has been a PSA
Jesus fucking christ
This is exactly the kind of shit I was talking about. I had a rant some weeks ago about people ‘hiding’ comments in their tags, and the response was mainly two things: Either people did it just because they preferred it that way for whatever reason (which in the end is really their business), or this, which is something that until I made that post I had no idea about. I didn’t know this shit was a thing. I had no idea people actually posted shit like this, because it just seems so fucking unreal.
This is bullshit, and the person who posted this is bullshit by extension.
This is some fucked up elitist mentality that only some thoughts are “worthy” of being made. That if your response doesn’t live up to their standards then why the fuck are you posting it? Keep your mouth shut because what you have to say isn’t worth hearing! This of course is further ingrained by the use of excessive caps and emoticons in the original post suggesting that anyone who makes a response like that is a child or an idiot, because there’s no faster or lazier way to discredit the other side than to imitate them with fevered, emoticon-littered writing.
Well I say fuck that. I produce my own content (and I don’t mean compiling TV gifsets) and I want to see everything everyone has to say. Even if it’s just AAAA THIS SCARED ME or WOWOWOW THIS IS SUPER CUUUUTE WOW, seeing that kind of response means a lot to me. It means I evoked that kind of response. That’s very flattering! And for people to want to censor others because they think their thoughts aren’t important or worthwhile enough to be read, frankly, that’s disgusting. No one should be pressured into feeling like they have to shut up especially on a subject and medium like motherfucking Tumblr. It’s like telling someone “GET OFF MY POST”.
And I mean let’s think practically about this, too: It’s not like every time someone reblogs your post AND ADDS TEXT a man comes to your door and sits you down and reads it out loud off a telegram. What happens is that the little list that shows “so and so reblogged your post” has one additional line of text on it saying “AND ADDED: [COMMENT YOU DON’T THINK WAS WORTH YOUR TIME]”. I would say it takes one extra second to scroll past but the amount of time spent scrolling that additional line is so insignificant I couldn’t even measure it. Most people who address this spend way more time complaining about it than they ever would spend being inconvenienced by having to read what people thought of their post (god forbid)
So in summation this whole toxic, bullshit mentality of “Hey plebeians who have the privilege of looking at my stuff! Here’s how you are and are not allowed to respond to it!” is awful and so arrogant I almost didn’t believe it was real
If you want to sort of stash your thoughts away in tags, I can’t force you not to by any means
But you should never feel like you have to hide your thoughts because they’re not ‘good enough’.
Especially not here.
All in all Tumblr is a fun site, but people are actually DISCOURAGING others voicing their opinions and comments. DeviantART is slowly dying, and it’s pretty bad, because it’s one of the few sites left where you can communicate with words, instead of reactions gifs and Tumblr memes. I’ve seen people reblog things with their comments and anons sending messages to their ask-blogs akin to “Wow, why are you commenting everything you reblog, that is so annoying.” Why would you do that? This might be an interactive shiny picturebook to some people, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but especially artists really appreciate reblogs with comments. Those pictures you like so much COME FROM SOMEWHERE, you know. By all means, voiceless reblogs are nice too because they give you exposure, but if someone has the time to say something nice, then oh my god, don’t diss them because of that. This is a really terrible attitude to have.
I’ve considered making a reblog-blog just for original content and commenting on it, and stuff like this makes me want to do it more, just to spite people who are encouraging an internet culture where everything must be just scrolled past as fast as possible, without stopping to appreciate it.
I AM SO HAPPY, THANK YOU.
Reblogging because I’VE BEEN GRUMPYGROANING ABOUT THIS VERY THING WITH MY FRIEND FOR AGES. About how nobody seems to comment on anything anymore and just hides everything in tags, making artists have to check every single fucking reblog separately to see if there’s EVEN A TINY BIT OF FEEDBACK. Most of the time there isn’t any. IT’S REALLY RIDICULOUS AND IT BLOWS???? BECAUSE ARTISTS LIKE ME FUCKING LIVE OFF FEEDBACK. IT’S IMPORTANT TO THEM.
Even “dumb” comments like “WOW CUTE” take me and probably many others A LONG WAY.
Of course even though this may have come off sounding like that, the stuff I’m writing here isn’t to be accusatory towards people who choose not to comment. YOU ARE EXTREMELY FREE TO NOT COMMENT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO. Especially since I am also a shy butt who has trouble replying to things people write me because I never know what to reply and I become anxious as hell and bleughfb
THIS WHOLE THING IS DIRECTED AT PEOPLE WHO PURPOSEFULLY DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM COMMENTING. THAT’S GROSS AS HELL and i will pee in your eye if you do thatsklnvslk
ok sorry for being an asshole BUT THIS WHOLE THING HAS BEEN BUGGING ME FOREVER AND THE OP POST PISSED ME OFF CONSIDERABLY, I CAN’T LIE. Ugh.
I’ve been waiting for a post like this.Thank you!!
All of this. It happens so damn often that I WANT to know what people think of this or that thing, but when I open the notes only a few actually wrote ON THE DAMN POST and I can’t be arsed to click on each and every reblog to see IF they may have POSSIBLY said something in the tags.
Fuck this shit.
(With picture because I can. Art by Crispy Ghee.)
Thanks a lot to everyone who read/reviewed/faved/followed this fic. Hope you enjoyed the read even half as much as I enjoyed writing this.
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