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faint-distortion:

This is the sickest shit I’ve ever seen

(Source: 1337tattoos)

Sera/Lavellan drabble

lesbianlavellan:

"What’s it like in an alienage?" Iris Lavellan asked, her voice hesitant but green eyes alight with curiosity.

"What?" Sera frowned. "Why d’you wanna know about that?"

"Well, it’s just…you ask me questions about the Dalish sometimes, and yet I feel as though I don’t know anything about the…

emmyaltava:

"tegan you should just pick one rwby ship and go with it" I CANT THEYRE ALL TOO CUTE!!!

emmyaltava:

"tegan you should just pick one rwby ship and go with it" I CANT THEYRE ALL TOO CUTE!!!

"Should parents read their daughter's texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

youbestnotmiss:

katthekonqueror:

etherealzephyr:

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

Part of me is really excited to see that the original post got 200 notes because holy crap 200 notes, and part of me is really saddened that something so negative has resonated with so many people.

"I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me "

“’You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?’”

I found these quotes particularly interesting. OP’s mother refused to listen when she tried to talk about her depression, but snooped through her things to see if she was depressed.

It’s amazing to me that parents need to be told something that I GUARANTEE they experienced themselves. This is something that predates text messaging. You search your child’s room for drugs, and they will find a better hiding place for anything they may be worried about you finding - even if it’s as innocuous as candy. You try to snoop on their phone conversations with their boyfriend, and they will 1) Find a different way to communicate with him, and 2) Never communicate with YOU about their boyfriend.

My parents doing this shit to me didn’t make me stop doing it and didn’t make me respect them any more. All it did was make me better at sneaking around.

How am I already getting notes on Crystal Skies? otpprompts didn’t even reblog it yet.

Thank you, though. That took several days of waiting until I was the only one in the house.

naturepunk:

vivzie-pop:

birdologist:

I can’t even hear what this dude’s saying but look at how ineffectually angry this bird is.

I adore barn owls

Here is a man who loves his job, and an owl who just doesn’t appreciate him. Not one little bit.

Crystal Skies

Fandom: STORM HAWKS

Pairing: Master (Lark) Cyclonis/Piper (MC/P, Cyper, Piclonis, Cyrstalline_Bonds)

Rating: PG-13, SFW

Prompt: [X]

Word Count:4,350

Person A falls in love with person B but is scared to admit it so they keep it to themselves, but then person B feels the same so they go to person A and tell them. It’s up to you how person A reacts.

Terra Cyclonia. Spanning leagues further than any other known terra, the Cyclonians’ home was a world of frequent, extended storms, cruel mountain spires, red and purple skies, and its own twisted version of the Wastelands.

And none could ever forget it was the center of the Cyclonian Empire, ruled by the latest and youngest in a long line of those who bore the title Master Cyclonis. The current monarch was as brilliant as her reach was vast, her talent for crystal manipulation second to none. Cyclonis was feared throughout the known Atmos for her hidden might, her ability to recombine crystals into new powerful forms, to activate them through her will alone, and disable those used against her. As one of the few crystal mages alive, all knew she could bring the world to it’s knees, given the chance.

And yet…

And yet, there was one still alive who knew her differently, knew her as a girl named Lark, a child forced onto the throne before her time. Someone who, inadvertently, had found a friend in one of her worst enemies, the Storm Hawks.

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sexicolon:

Added some color

sexicolon:

Added some color

kyousayas:

a dumb ladybug doodle ft booksandweapons drive thu au (only theyre not in the drive thru and in the actual place haha wow)

kyousayas:

a dumb ladybug doodle ft booksandweapons drive thu au (only theyre not in the drive thru and in the actual place haha wow)

mustachioedoctopus:

so i saw this text post the other day, and thought to myself ‘yeah, i can totally draw blake achieving all of weiss’ hopes and dreams’

mustachioedoctopus:

so i saw this text post the other day, and thought to myself ‘yeah, i can totally draw blake achieving all of weiss’ hopes and dreams’

thelatebodaciousperiod:

GODZILLA by AlectorFencer

thelatebodaciousperiod:

GODZILLA by AlectorFencer


You say I’m not alone, but I am petrifiedYou say that you are close, is close the closest star?

You say I’m not alone, but I am petrified
You say that you are close, is close the closest star?

(Source: mickuro)

Delivery Girl

codyknight22:

Genre: Romance

Words: 4,087

Rating T

Link to FF

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what is your favorite ladybug idea that you have?

Anonymous

rwby-rose:

booksandweapons:

like an AU or a drawing??? idk

theres that pizza delivery au that i like where one time blake orders a pizza and a cute girl (ruby) is the delivery girl. blake finds her so cute that she keeps ordering pizza until she sees her again lol

oh and i really want the drive thru au to happen. Ruby is the newbie in this fast food joint its her first day in drive thru. Blake ordered something and she was very patient with her since she kept messing up. Ruby didnt know how to thank her so she put a toy in her meal.

idk im not good with ideas

THESE ARE ILLEGALLY CUTE WTF

WHY DOES NO ONE UPDATE THEIR FANFICTION. I'M ABOUT TO WRITE MY OWN FUCKING FANFICTION BECAUSE NOBODY UPDATES. *cries silently*

Anonymous

starrizlightning:

mildredandbobbin:

snapslikethis:

I am probably the wrong person to ask this, anon, because I don’t have much sympathy for this type of complaint.

I’m going to gently (but not too gently) correct the mistaken assumption you have that authors owe you fanfiction in what you perceive to be a timely manner.

Let me tell you, as a fanfiction author, that I wish I could give you all a new one-shot every other day and a multi-chap update every week.

I know many others who wish the same, but can’t.

Because, you know, we have lives.

Real lives. Like in the real world. With real commitments - school to graduate, jobs to go to, both of which we need our sleep for. We have families and boyfriends who demand (and deserve) our time and attention. We have sports teams we may be committed to, projects we’re involved in, or organizations we ally our time and resources with.

And sometimes, an author may have a free day and just wants to sleep in.

Because fanfiction writing is a hobby.

A cathartic and fun one, yes, but a hobby just the same. 

And as such, that hobby, therapeutic and fun though it may be, doesn’t get first priority. Or second. Or third. Or sometimes fourth.

I’ve known one author who basically left the fandom because of the pressure to update quickly and how aggravating that sense of entitlement, I know another who almost left, but didn’t, aun I see asks for the big fandom authors (Jules and BC) weekly asking when will you update? next chapter? how far along are you? spoilers?

For the most part, authors are all super gracious and kind. Because no fanfiction author is hoarding a completed chapter and deliberately withholding it to be mean. Readers are awesome and bringing happiness to someone else’s day-that’s the best compliment, right?

But to get an anon asking where in the hell the update is….that doesn’t help at all. It actually sucks the joy out of writing. And when there’s no joy, it usually—well, it usually sucks.

I’m not telling you how to feel about the subject, but really?

Please, do go write a fanfic. Come up with a plot or a concept, write a rough draft to flesh it out, edit it, maybe rewrite it, find a beta and send it to them, get it back, look at their suggested changes versus your suggested changes, edit it again, send it back to the beta again, maybe scratch entire scene or plotline,  make sure your characters are in character and saying and doing the things they ought to be doing in a way that makes sense and is also compelling to read. Do all that, and post them and maybe get no reviews, or bad reviews. And do it again anyway, because you enjoy doing it.

But you will very quickly see how long it takes—how involved the process can get—because most of the people I know want to want to post work they are proud of, work that takes effort, and can’t (and shouldn’t) be whipped up overnight.

In terms of word count-a hundred thousand words-which is what most multi-chapter fics are-those take real time authors, who do it for a living as their primary income, months and years to complete. And that’s with a fleshed out concept, dedicated time to complete it, and an editor to help the process along.

Your favorite author may be stressing about finals, or working on the third draft of a chapter that just isn’t coming together right, or god forbid, having a relaxing day in the sun.

Like that’s her choice and she will post it when she can and she probably wants it posted, too.

So patience, dear. Have some patience. And go write a oneshot.

You know what’s more encouraging to an author then ‘when’s the next chapter’ or ‘update quicker!’ - leaving positive feedback about what you liked about the last chapter or the story as a whole (be specific!) - because sometimes the author is having a long dark tea time of the soul and just seeing a reminder of what’s good about their story can help them remember why they were excited about writing the story in the first place, and feel enthused enough to get back into it.

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