unniesex:

mcsciles:

if you don’t like the thing (and by thing I mainly mean a graphic or any other type of fandom related thing that someone probably spent hours working on)

  • don’t reblog the thing (◕‿◕✿)
  • don’t add comments explaining why you don’t like the thing  (◕‿◕✿)
  • don’t add tags explaining why you don’t like the thing (◕‿◕✿)
  • let people who like the thing like the thing (◕‿◕✿)
  • (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ leave the thing alone 

i mostly agree, unless it’s sth problematic tho, like some whitewashed fancasting. 

angerliz:

breezyzephyr:

toffmikin:

Regarding those who like to take art from Pixiv and repost them to Tumblr:
The Pixiv site very clearly states in English to do not do that.
And you know a simple Google Translate would get enough of the message across if you wanted to ask the artist on Pixiv?  Even if it’s not completely accurate, they can understand it well enough.  I’m pretty sure 95% of people who repost art do not ask.  Please ask.  Then repost if it is okay.
Just because you source does not automatically make it okay to repost an artwork.

As someone who has friends on Pixiv I would like to clarify this because Tumblr is really unpopular with Pixiv users…it’s why they make Tumblrs in the first place, so people would stop reposting their art and instead reblog…

 #i will for sure stop engaging in this :) #i hope people stop here and posting twitter artists wo their permission!

angerliz:

breezyzephyr:

toffmikin:

Regarding those who like to take art from Pixiv and repost them to Tumblr:

The Pixiv site very clearly states in English to do not do that.

And you know a simple Google Translate would get enough of the message across if you wanted to ask the artist on Pixiv?  Even if it’s not completely accurate, they can understand it well enough.  I’m pretty sure 95% of people who repost art do not ask.  Please ask.  Then repost if it is okay.

Just because you source does not automatically make it okay to repost an artwork.

As someone who has friends on Pixiv I would like to clarify this because Tumblr is really unpopular with Pixiv users…it’s why they make Tumblrs in the first place, so people would stop reposting their art and instead reblog…

  

sylviaplth:

the fact that kids feel physically ill and have mental breakdowns at the very idea of going to school should be a clue to some people that maybe something isnt fucking right

Magic systems matter

rawlesmarie:

thesockdolager:

Magic systems—by which I mean the rules established in a work of Science Fiction or Fantasy that outline the ways in which its fictional world is different from our own—are important.

Here is why.

If the Cowboys won the Super Bowl by convincing the NFL to change the rules during the last seconds of the game to “Cowboys get double points,” there would be no point in playing football.

Yet narrative crimes like these are routinely committed in fiction, and the defense for such crimes is often some variation on “Well, this is all magical nonsense anyway, so what it does it matter if the rules change?”

It matters because if the rules can’t be counted upon to create a meaningful conflict whose outcome is in doubt, there’s no point in playing the game at all.

Seriously. Your rules can be whatever you want them to, but you have to actually stick to them.

"What I want to talk about is how emotional outbursts typically more associated with men (shouting, expressing anger openly) are given a pass in public discourse in a way that emotional outbursts typically more associated with women (crying, “getting upset”) are stigmatized. I wish to dispel the notion that women are “more emotional.” I don’t think we are. I think that the emotions women stereotypically express are what men call “emotions,” and the emotions that men typically express are somehow considered by men to be something else. This is incorrect. Anger? EMOTION. Hate? EMOTION. Resorting to violence? EMOTIONAL OUTBURST. An irrational need to be correct when all the evidence is against you? Pretty sure that’s an emotion. Resorting to shouting really loudly when you don’t like the other person’s point of view? That’s called “being too emotional to engage in a rational discussion.” Not only do I think men are at least as emotional as women, I think that these stereotypically male emotions are more damaging to rational dialogue than are stereotypically female emotions. A hurt, crying person can still listen, think, and speak. A shouting, angry person? That person is crapping all over meaningful discourse."
fictionaladyfeels:

It’s a difficult line to define, and no, not all shippers participate in queer fetishization, but some key aspects of queer fetishization include:
straight or straight-passing privilege
shipping exclusively white cis men
usually misogyny (writing out women, killing off women, bashing women for “getting in the way of” a slash ship, etc.), racism (ignoring people of color), and transphobia (ignoring trans*folk)
consistently ignoring canonically queer characters in favor of slashing canonically straight characters
comments indicating slashing all men you meet, to the point of disregarding individuals’ sexual identities
treating shipping as activism
ignoring, talking down, or harassing queer people for voicing their discomfort with fetishistic behavior

fictionaladyfeels:

It’s a difficult line to define, and no, not all shippers participate in queer fetishization, but some key aspects of queer fetishization include:

  • straight or straight-passing privilege
  • shipping exclusively white cis men
  • usually misogyny (writing out women, killing off women, bashing women for “getting in the way of” a slash ship, etc.), racism (ignoring people of color), and transphobia (ignoring trans*folk)
  • consistently ignoring canonically queer characters in favor of slashing canonically straight characters
  • comments indicating slashing all men you meet, to the point of disregarding individuals’ sexual identities
  • treating shipping as activism
  • ignoring, talking down, or harassing queer people for voicing their discomfort with fetishistic behavior
calantheandthenightingale:


from the “Afterword” of Emma, vol. 5 by Kaoru Mori

Like I said yesterday, Mori-san’s “Afterwords” are the most adorable things ever.  I have a few more that I’ll be posting.
But it’s all true.  That really is what the creative process looks like.

calantheandthenightingale:

from the “Afterword” of Emma, vol. 5 by Kaoru Mori

Like I said yesterday, Mori-san’s “Afterwords” are the most adorable things ever.  I have a few more that I’ll be posting.

But it’s all true.  That really is what the creative process looks like.

churrocigar:

#6 Otomo no Yakamochi

If I see that bridge
That is spanned by flights of magpies
Across the arc of heaven
Made white with a deep-laid frost,
Then the night is almost past

This poem from the Hyakunin Isshu (and as referenced in the infamous cellphone scene between Arata and Chihaya in episode 23) was written about the two deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. Orihime and Hikoboshi are represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively (there’s even a Japanese star festival celebrating these two, called Tanabata.) According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year.

And according to our revered Hyakunin Isshu expert Kana-chan: “The ‘misty bridge of magpie feathers’ spanned the river of stars, which separated Orihime and Hikoboshi, so the bridge brought them together.”

In a scene from the aforementioned episode, Arata is seen looking up to the night sky, sighing, and then walking away. As he walks away the camera pans up to the night sky where we can clearly see the star-crossed lovers in their star forms, Vega and Altair.

Therefore I think it’s safe to conclude, Chihaya and Arata are written in the motherfuckin’ stars.

angrybabybirdofprey:

okay can we just one last thing

spreading the idea that one is only triggered when having a full blown, system-shut-down panic attack is damaging and delegitimizing to people who have physiologically and emotionally different reactions to triggers.

like slow burning, long lasting unease and fear.

that’s a trigger reaction too.

please stop.