I’m 15 minutes EARLY with Starbucks.
The world as we know it is falling apart.
I’m 15 minutes EARLY with Starbucks.
The world as we know it is falling apart.
There is nothing worse than hearing people attempt to sound intelligent by using lengthy words and MISUSING THEM
I completely photosynthesize with this
RPers who look up the most obscure words in the thesaurus and pack their post with as many as they can, then act smug about it. But half of the words they’ve chosen are so subtly different in definition from the more common one they were replacing, the paragraph reads as incoherent garbage.
And the people who look up to them and hail them as awesome writers, thus encouraging a new generation of thesaurus humpers.
Art dump part 4
okay story time
so my art teacher assigned us to do a chalk pastel still life of fruits n shit and I was like “no”
so I drew a banana instead.
and my teacher came by like “you need to have more than one fruit in your still life”
so I was like “k”
and so I put that cherry on top of the banana and titled it “Banana Split Without The Ice Cream Because Life Is Full Of Disappointments: By Fall Out Boy" and I turned that shit in.
My art teacher just started laughing out loud in the middle of class
I can confirm all of this as true
This dog cosplays much better than I could ever hope for.
DeviantArt user Carrisa (Leafeon-ex) created this amazing Umbreon costume for her dog Jaguar.
As long as the dog is happy this is cool. O_O!
If you plant a block of Ramen noodles in the ground and water it with Bud Lite it will grow into a college student
the gay agenda
or as i call it
and unnecessary censoring wins again. lol
Role Play Communities have to be one of the most bizarre, frustrating and equally interesting social experiments of the internet. This is a rant, sit yo butt down and read. I’m fed up.
I’ve been a part of WoW’s RP community since ye olde vanilla, and nostalgia is a great liar at funneling out all the stupid nonsense I witnessed from day one to day now. Playing across multiple servers, including Kirin Tor, Cenarion Circle, Sisters of Elune, Steamwheedle Cartel, Moon Guard and Wyrmrest Accord, I’ve met all sorts of people. I’ve learned some basic things, and they’re always upsetting to other people, but they’re simple facts.
1. All RPers are mentally unhealthy to SOME DEGREE. That is a large part of why we role play, we’re depressed, we’re angry, we’re lonely, we’re seeking validation, we have deeper problems, we have a need to escape reality. That unhealthiness, it can be really, really minimal, it can be just wanting to get away after a hard day’s work, and drowning yourself in an alternate reality until you crash out.
2. All these varying types of personalities come together, now, mostly on two majorly occupied servers and a few smaller ones, and people inevitably clash.
3. Negativity is about as certain as death and taxes in RP communities. If you RP, you will eventually run into someone that doesn’t like you.
I’ve run into lots of someones that don’t like me. For things as trivial as “You don’t do scripted RP that makes you bad” to as massive as “You’re indecisive and can’t commit to things.” Well, both of those are truths. I’ve run into so many people that are toxic, that I actually had to go into therapy, because I started inherently distrusting everyone around me in real life and pushed everyone away from me in the game.
The solutions to running into people that are unhealthy to be around are simple. Ignore them, don’t RP with them, stay away from them. Though, we’re in the digital equivalent of high school. If you don’t like Becky, Becky doesn’t care if you put her on ignore, she’s just going to tell people that you’re a bitch and that she’s a victim and then you’ll lose out at potential friendships because she’s manipulative and cannot fathom that someone in the world might be uncomfortable with her manipulative behavior.
That’s kinda messed up. Guys, people do this, and a lot of people know people that do this, and other things, too. People dislike other people and they go out to ruin their lives, they play victim, and say things passively, like “omg I don’t want to say anything mean but…” and then they set up a stigma, that’s invisible to the actual victim of the situation, and suddenly they’re in an RP community where -anyone- could be hostile to them, could ignore them for no known reason, could be rude to them, just because some other person said something bad.
Now, yeah, there’s always that logic to warn people of bad people. I’ve done it. I’ve said, “hey, no, be careful, that person is crazy as hell.” People do this, they try to protect others. I’ve stepped out of guilds, over protecting others. I’ve left factions over protecting others. It’s a tricky, difficult, double-edged sword. There’s no obvious solution, either. If you warn someone another person is a problem, well, they could be, the person warning you could also be a problem. You just don’t really know until you see something happen. You can’t really know.
I’ve watched people I considered friends, go off to toxic people, genuinely -psychotic- people, because they were manipulated, they were made to feel guilty, and they were convinced that the best thing to do was to go with the person that played victim. I watched them get hurt, sometimes multiple times, sometimes dozens of times, by these toxic people, and they stay friends, and they can’t push them away, because they’re scared.
They’re scared the toxic person will gossip and say bad things about them.
They’re scared they won’t find RP because someone that’s harmful is telling lies and spreading rumors.
They’re scared they’ll be harassed and treated poorly if they get away from the toxic person.
I end up at a loss, and do my best to say, hey, you don’t have to suffer, and whatever nonsense those toxic people say, the truth will come out in time, and if you just RP, people will see you just want RP, and you don’t want anything to do with those toxic people.
Sometimes it’s too late, because toxic people say things, and that seed is planted, and people aren’t given the chance to prove themselves.
Right now, I know nearly -five- people in this situation. Across factions and servers. People I care about, people I can’t protect, because they’re scared, and they’re upset and they’re trapped under the influence of toxic people. I’m not a great person, I’m pretty incapable of saying things without sounding ‘angry’, when I’m really just, not able to do the emotional bit. Some of those people follow this Tumblr, and some of them have gotten this speech, but maybe just, shoving this out there, will let other people know, other people that maybe don’t have a raging friend that yells in Skype and throws their arms dramatically at situations they can’t fathom:
You don’t have to endure toxic people.
You can RP with people and find out if you want to be their friend or not, instead of letting other’s opinions determine your RP. You can tell someone else you’re going to give another person a chance and learn for yourself if they’re really trouble.
Much like that statement going around about relationships, you can walk away from people that you don’t want to be around. You don’t owe anyone anything. You don’t have to stay in guilds that make you uncomfortable. You don’t have to RP with people that make you uncomfortable OOC. No popularity contest in RP is worth your comfort being sacrificed.
Don’t let anything stop you from enjoying your RP. I’m a random RPer. I’m not amazing, by any means, I totally prefer organic RP and I’m flippant and kick and whine about Alliance RP a lot. OOC, though, I care. I care a lot, about every RPer, slightly unhealthy and completely batshit. I care that people get the help they need, whatever it may be and I want anyone that reads this to know, you’re a part of a community. People in the community care about it and they care about you and you can always find RP, somewhere, with someone, or lots of someones. Do what you need to do, to enjoy your time in this game as a RPer.
I doubt too many people will see this, but, for anyone that does, I just hope it helps.
When you find out that someone you once thought was a good friend is toxic and manipulative, it’s almost heart breaking. Looking back on your friendship and realizing all the times they manipulated you and used you, and you fell for it like a chump is disheartening as well.
But once you know the score, you can move on, and you don’t have to leave communities over it.These people don’t last forever - they eventually run themselves off. It may take a while, but they will bury themselves in their own bullshit.
It’s just a matter of waiting them out.
Dan Fessler’s HD Index Painting Technique let’s you paint pixel art in Photoshop in a non-destructive manner, and lets you use pretty much every tool in a perfectly pixel-gradient fashion!
The article gives you everything you need to try it out for yourself.It’s easy to set up and use, and the results are so fucking cool.
pixel artists everywhere dying just so they can roll in their graves
online dating is risky business