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I’d have the biggest arguments with people about the legitimacy or otherwise of fanfic. I’ve got a real issue about people who dismiss fanfic with a sweep of the hand just because it’s not official. And I find it staggering that you could be an artist—a professional artist, a professional Transformers artist—and no one bats an eye when they hear, ‘You know what, I’ve been doodling Ultra Magnus since I was eight.’ Or ‘I’ve spent ten years painstakingly drawing my favorite Transformers characters, and now my ability has been recognized and I’m doing it professionally.’ As an artist, that’s entirely normal. But if you’re a writer who expressed your love for the … Maybe I’m just airing all my personal grievances now. But you know what I mean, it shouldn’t be any different for a writer. And actually these days, surely professionals in the comics world—or beyond, but particularly comics … Dan Slott, for example. He didn’t create his first Spider-Man story when he was given the job of writing Amazing Spider-Man. Fans become pros; people have a love of things, and that encourages them to be creative, and there’s an overlap of what they love and what they write about or what they draw. It happens. But you know, fanfiction is used almost exclusively as a pejorative term; it’s used as a term of abuse. As I said, I don’t read it now, but you mentioned Telefunken—I wrote fanfic, Transformers fanfic. I’m proud of writing it; I gave it my all, as I give More Than Meets the Eye my all. And there were other writers, at the time—my contemporaries—who wrote Transformers fanfic, and they are fantastic, and the stories they wrote are fantastic. And it’s the same in other branches of fanfiction, too.
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Reblogging for pigeon awareness.

curiouslymistook:

healthycomfyhappy:

blk0912:

boredandmoist:

This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.

Today, I just got the keys to my first house.

Give it time.

Needed this today

when you hear people preach that it gets better, they aren’t joking. if it’s not better yet, it will be. 

this post could literally be saving lives rn and that is why i love this website.

uniformshark:

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Hey. Hey you. I know we haven’t talked much the last years but despite that you are my friend and you are important to me.

I am reblogging this instead of sending her a PM because I see too many people who feel this way, and I want to make something absolutely clear.

A lot of you have probably felt ugly, lazy, useless and talentless at some point. Maybe all at once. I sure do all the fucking time. I know my friend Uniformshark must have been in a rut for a while. I can’t remember her actually feeling good about her art.

But the fact is that she is one of the  most talented people I have ever known, and I have known a lot of artists over the course of my life.

Actually, I have yet to meet anyone who felt good about their art, because they keep looking up to other artists like they somehow invalidate their talent. Like they won’t ever be that good, like they won’t ever improve, or like what they are currently creating doesn’t already bring joy to themselves or others.

I’m not even a very close friend and I have thought extremely highly of her ever since we met. I’ve seen her art, and I think it’s amazing. I’ve seen her cosplay photos and I think both she and her cosplays are gorgeous.

I could rant about this forever.

The point is; even if you feel like shit, there are people out there who think the world of you. And you might feel lazy when you’re not getting stuff done, but it’s not easy for anyone to find energy or initiative to be productive when it feels like the whole world is against you.

You’re a work in progress. We all are. You might feel burnt out now, but I firmly believe you’ll get back up, and you’ll be amazing.

robotseverywhere:

goldkin:

tectonicvixen:

*squeak*

Someone left the fox machine running again. No, please don’t fix it.

is this heaven

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

neil-gaiman:

An ice bucket challenge. Mine. In a novelty bowtie. On the beach. With Death…

Proper awareness, yesss. Expected nothing less of Neil.

Only ice bucket challenge I will ever reblog.

So I hear new character slots are 40% off…

grumpyfox:

… and you know what? I’m not even tempted and Anet, let me tell you, that’s just sad. That’s how tired and annoyed I am by the constant dps/fps tests and needlessly long missions and bad writing.

So how about you, rather than adding new content that hardly works, fix your bugs, take out about 50% of the particle effects so that my friends can actually play with me and then get back to me about new character slots.

Thank.

totallynotagentphilcoulson:

tifablog:

hereinlife13:

These are not mine but I wanted to bring them together!  

http://tohdaryl.tumblr.com/

GAY DEMON BOYFRIENDS <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

I love all the homages to Mike Mignola

fit-state-of-mind:

tillyouandiseethesun:

this isn’t even a problem

This is how I envision hogwarts homework being done

My friends reblog owls and kitties and big kitties for me.

I love it. But this one I already had favourited.

So I am reblogging it instead.

8ayonetta:

reblog if bara

almualimbeatbox:

because in English there is no good way to explain a very deep, often, platonic, love and understanding between two people of the same or opposite sex. The closest thing we have is best friend and that doesn’t dig deep enough for some people or explain the absolute love

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grumpyfox:

Fairly sure this is not what you meant when you said it’d make a good icon, silarcta, but I needed this.
(flower crown taken from here)

Gurl this is exactly what I meant; I just didn&#8217;t know it yet. Too perf.

grumpyfox:

Fairly sure this is not what you meant when you said it’d make a good icon, silarcta, but I needed this.

(flower crown taken from here)

Gurl this is exactly what I meant; I just didn’t know it yet. Too perf.

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed that there will be no flirting between the Doctor and his assistant Clara Oswald in the forthcoming series.

New Time Lord Capaldi, 56, has said that he was “adamant” that there will be “no Papa-Nicole moments”.

When asked about the age gap between himself and his 28-year-old co-star Jenna Coleman, Capaldi said: “They’ll be no flirting, that’s for sure. It’s not what this Doctor’s concerned with. It’s quite a fun relationship, but no, I did call and say, ‘I want no Papa-Nicole moments.’ I think there was a bit of tension with that at first but I was absolutely adamant.”

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fedoraharp:

carnivalofwonder:

voiceofdesert-bluffs:

warpfactornope:

bulletproofteacup:

This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.
Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.
But she was fourteen.
She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.
Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.

"I don’t have sob stories like all of you."

SHE WAS FUCKING FOURTEEN WHAT

"My own mother….thought I was a monster.She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”

actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.
the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.
i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.

fedoraharp:

carnivalofwonder:

voiceofdesert-bluffs:

warpfactornope:

bulletproofteacup:

This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.

Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.

But she was fourteen.

She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.

Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.

"I don’t have sob stories like all of you."

SHE WAS FUCKING FOURTEEN WHAT

"My own mother….thought I was a monster.
She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”

actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.

the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.

i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.

littlecatlady:

tastefullyoffensive:

The worst. 

I HATE THIS I HATE THIS WITH ALL OF MY BEING

littlecatlady:

tastefullyoffensive:

The worst. 

I HATE THIS I HATE THIS WITH ALL OF MY BEING