This post is me acknowledging that some people go onto tumblr to escape the real world and to soothe themselves after stressful experiences, so if they block or ignore social justice and news stories so that their decompression isn’t interrupted with yet more stress, it is not only no one’s business but it makes perfect sense.
Never judge people for not reblogging something.
I know some folks who have issues with certain things, and though they want that thing to be better, and may agree wholly with a suggested solution for that thing, or agree that the thing needs to be pointed out so more people can know it exists and work to make whatever the thing is better, they have a hard time engaging with any part of the process - it makes them stressed/afraid/ill/panicky/any combo of these - and they just cannot engage. It’s worse if there’s a lot of hate flying about with the reblogs about said thing, it can tip a ‘well, maybe I can do this’ into a ‘gah, no, stop!’
As for me, I’ll admit, there are times when I’ll see a post that I would have reblogged normally, but seeing rebloggers before me being insulting/rude/threatening/’Judging’ often puts me off, so I don’t reblog, after all. Now and then, if I’m in the right headspace, I’ll scroll up to whoever reblogged last before the threats/judging/insults started and reblog from them - OR, try to politely remind folks that flinging negativity at people you are asking for a favor, or for what is meant to be a positive thing, is very counterproductive.
So, before making big harsh, negative assumptions about people you don’t know, why not try a more positive method? “Please reblog, thanks” or “I’m sure my followers know just what to do here” or even a simple “Signal boost”. People can be much better than you think they are, if you give them the chance to be.
I WILL NOT be participating in any type or form of April Fools day pranks in anyway. I wanted to post this a few days in advance so I can reblog it a couple times before the 1st. Please be careful on the internet that day, people like to post things that seem harmless but can trigger others (such as jump scares and the like). I just want to let my followers know that I won’t be posting anything other than my normal posts (art and stuff) on April 1st.
Ditto. No pranks from me.
If you make a really cool manip or GIF or awesome presentation with multiple pics and text that’s really amazing and took you hours and hours?
SPELLCHECK! Dude, you’re putting this awesome thing you worked your ass off to do out there with spelling errors, sometimes missing words, and all it takes is reading it over or having a friend give it a look. Srsly. You’re sabotaging your own coolness!
Your Tumblr post PSA for today.
uses for large boobs
- emergency pockets
- emergency shelving
- emergency hand warmers
- emergency place for small animals to perch on
- that’s all
I keep my phone, ipod, lip balm and sometimes notes to myself in my bra on a daily basis
^5 A fellow booby-phone person! (my hubby, literally, calls it the ‘booby-phone’ and now I can’t call it anything else, *snirk*) My BFF and my female housemate both keep their phones in their bras, too.
Tip: buy infant socks and tuck your mobile into it when keeping in your bra - if you get sweaty, it keeps your phone dry/non-icky.
A plea on behalf of Speedy’s
So I have been to Speedy’s a lot during the past two weeks … and I got to chat with Chris, the owner, a bit. He talked about the plans for the website (exciting stuff for Sherlock fans!!!) and about fannish things they can make so that people can get souveniers to take home. Last year, they had a whole bunch of Speedy’s menus printed as souveniers. They cost £6 per piece (they are expensive to make and pretty good quality) but people have been nicking them. Of course that is sorta what people do occasionally, and some collect menus…which I guess is fine if it’s from a place like Hardrock Café which is a huge chain and they order their menus in large numbers.
But Speedy’s is a very small café and every menu that is taken literally costs Chris money.
Now, the thing is, they have been immensely welcoming to the Sherlock fandom. I don’t know any place in London which offers such quality both in food and in service. They embrace the adventure of having accidentally become part of the Sherlock universe and they are incredibly happy that Sherlock has brought them new and often excited customers.
So, if you want one of those menus, ask the staff and they will sell you a new one. Don’t take them, because they do cost money and if they lose money they won’t be able to create merch for us to bring home.
And since I noticed a few shy people hanging around… don’t be shy. Go in there, chat to the staff, eat awesome food, take pictures of the pictures, stare at the pictures (that’s what they are there for ;) ), take pictures of yourself in front of the famous door or the cafe. They are used to it and happy to be part of it all :-)
Please read. Don’t steal things that don’t belong to you. What are you, three years old? As Maria says, they’re more than happy to accommodate you in all manner of fannish things. Go to Speedy’s and enjoy!
Yes, please don’t be the one who ruins it for everyone else. We all know what that’s like, and no one enjoys it.
Wow, first of all: thank you so much, I can’t believe the response of I’ve gotten to my flower (etc.) crown post. It’s incredibly awesome.
A lot of people have asked so: YES. I do plan to draw more crowns. At this point: NO, I am not taking requests.
(However- shameless plug: while I’m not taking crown suggestions, for $8 I can draw you your very own custom crown using whatever theme/design you want, that you can use to decorate your blog or profile or whatever. If anyone is interested in that drop me a note and we can work out the details.)
I do want to address one thing: at this point I have seen an alarming (i.e. more than one) number of people talking about how they’d like to/are planning to turn my crowns into prints or patches or use the images for their own designs. I ask that you please do not do this- or at the very least: please ask me first.
That being said: if people want prints or stickers or something I could totally look into that. Would anyone like a flower crown (etc.) print or sticker sheet? I wish I could offer them for real, but like…. a sheet of 8 cool crown stickers could be awesome? Everyone likes stickers, right?
Today on “seriously, do not do this” theater:
Sfe made a thing. It was awesome. People are now openly stating their intent to profit off of Sfe’s thing. To sell Sfe’s thing. To make money from something that was never theirs to use.
Do not do this.
Artists and authors and other creative professionals do not get our digestive systems replaced with a nuclear battery and our bills cover by a government grant. We pay for all the same things you do, as well as whatever it takes to make our art (markers and paper and research books and fabric). We need money to live. That money comes from our work, just like yours does.
Please don’t be the person who steals from someone who needs to be able to pay their bills, just like you do, because you think the thing is cool. You know what’s cooler? Paying to keep art coming into the world.
To quote Wil Wheaton: “Don’t Be A Dick”
I posted this three times tonight and had three people tell me that I helped save their life. Thank you to those people who have decided to struggle through to let us enjoy the gift of one more day of their prescence gracing us all. I hope that you all reblog this, to save another few. Because we all dserve another chance and hope in life. I went to the hospital 6 times before I decided to keep my life but I hope none of you suffer that much. And I hope you all can make that scary, seemingly painful, blind, hoping, wonderful step to live.
I want to help you in any way I can. ANYTHING. I mean it. If I had had someone stay with me and text me or talk to me all night, just one time, it would have changed my life. I know how hard those nights can be.
^I love this girl more than words can express.
foundmywaywheniwaslost: I am always here if anyone ever needs to talk/vent. You have a purpose, Please Stay Alive. <3
Not just for tonight but for the rest of your life. You have so much to look forward to in the future that if you choose to kill yourself, it will be the biggest mistake of your life. You’re going to miss out on people you’ll never be able to meet, kids you’ll never have, a partner to love or partys to go to. There’s just too much that you’ll miss out on. You deserve and have the right to be here as much as the person next to you does. You’re just a drop in the ocean. You were meant to be here and you have a purpose. Don’t ever forget that. And if you feel like you don’t, just believe in yourself because you do. If you ever feel worthless or like shit, know that I love you and those dicks that tell you shit are jealous that you’re who you are because there’s something about you that they wish they could have. Please stay strong and never give up because things DO GET BETTER.
3rd time I reblog this xx
Keep your self awake, I hope your here to stay. This day is not yet over, let me be your four leaf clover.
Reblogged it and queued it so it’ll post tomorrow too. And the next day and the next so I hope I can save someone. We all love you.
someone messaged me this morning saying it helped and thanked me, so im reblogging this again, and queuing it. stay strong guys.
I reblog this whenever I see it. If you don’t reblog it, unfollow me right now. If you don’t care enough to put this simple picture on your blog, I’m judging you.
The very first time that I reblogged this, I had someone message me the next day saying that because of me, they didn’t kill themself. From then on whenever I see anything like this on Tumblr it’s an instant reblog for me. After receiving that message it just changed something in me. Whenever anyone I see on my dash is having thoughts of self-harm or even suicide, I automatically go to their page and offer them even just an ear to listen. Nearly all of them I receive messages back from saying that they are grateful, and they end up sharing their story with me, and in return I give them advice as best I can. Several of them have said that their lives have gotten much better because they opened up and sought out help.
Out of those people, I’d say at least 5 have even gone so far as to say that they didn’t kill themself because of me. That is, I kid you not, the best feeling in the world.
I needed this reminder.
Please, don’t do it.
(I am not judging anybody, threatening anybody, or adding any negativity into this - that’s not necessary - reblog if you will, or not, your choice.)