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lepreas:

framesjanco:

wine tastes so bad. I’m convinced the whole world is in on an inside joke together trying to persuade me that wine tastes good to them. there’s no way any one can like the taste of it. it’s like bug spray. the whole frickin world pretends to like bug spray. I don’t understand why. stop the madness

wine is an acquired taste. if you don’t like it, acquire some taste

THIS. I have tried wine more times than I can count and it still tastes like bug spray to me.

See also: coffee (only that tastes like somebody emptied an ashtray into a cup instead).

agrippina-minor:

beifongnation:

TUMBLR GIVEAWAY! #LIZFORLINZIN

Hello Linzin and Beifans! 

Surprise! I wrote a comic book and I need your help spreading the word! 

Over the past two months amiraink (cover) and savvyseverine (interior) have worked their fingers to the bone creating the art in support of my story. I plan on presenting this one-of-a-kind comic to Bryke this weekend in the hopes of it getting picked up as a series! But I can’t do it without you!

Here’s How To Win: 

1. Follow BeifongNation and reblog this post as often as you can (minimum once a day), between now and July 31st with the tag “LizforLinzin” 

2. Follow BeifongNation on Twitter and let it be known that you want a Lin and Tenzin comic - use #lizforlinzin. Tweet using #lizforlinzin as much as you can (minimum once a day) between now and July 31st. 

5 followers will be rewarded with a copy of my limited edition fan-made Linzin comic book! Thank you so much for your help! It means more to me than I can say. 

*Keep your ask box open! Winners will be messaged on August 1st! 

Okay, this looks amazing, and I am wholly in favour of fan comics and works in general, but for the love of God, don’t give your fanworks to creators.

…actually, lemme clarify: don’t give your fanfic to creators.  (And that includes fan comics.)  Art is traditionally okay, but anything with a storyline is off-limits.  Novelist rj-anderson, herself an author of fic, discusses the reasons here.  Basically it boils down to the risk that, if an author is known to have read a fan work, and later uses an idea that featured in that fan work, they’re liable to be sued.

Would that stand up in court?  No one knows, because authors and TV networks tend to run screaming into the night from the prospect, or at least rolling over and paying out a lot of money.  Back in the ’90s, J. Michael Straczynski of Babylon 5 ditched a whole script after he saw a post on Usenet speculating about the very idea at the centre of the unfilmed episode.  Boards and groups frequented by Terry Pratchett had rules forbidding fic and even speculation based on this possibility.  

Star Trek: The Next Generation, DS9 and Voyager were basically the only shows in Hollywood that accepted scripts from members of the public, and that involved heavy duty waivers.  And even then, I’m fairly certain there was at least one episode where they had to pay a fan money and give him a credit, because an idea he had suggested eventually made its way into an episode.  

Once Voyager ended, the days when fans could submit work to a franchise were basically gone, and creators pulled way back from fandom.  Now, with social media, they’re with us again, but the only fanworks they’re free to consume are visual.  

Now, Bryke are super fan friendly, but the only fan comic they’re known to have read was Rufftoon’s Zhao of the Water Tribe, and that was when Johane Matte was working for them.  The fans who have gone on to contribute to the comics — Gene Luen Yang, Faith Erin Hicks and others — had established careers as artists and freelancers — they’ve all produced original work and have established reputations for professional behaviour, meeting deadlines, etc. 

So basically, the chances of this enabling anyone to professionally contribute to the Avatar franchise are slim.  Much slimmer than the possibility of scaring Bryke away from any plans they might have for Linzin prequels.  By all means, show Bryke the artwork, show them portfolios and original writing samples, but please, not the fan comic.

(I hope this hasn’t come across as arrogant or patronising — I’ve just been in fandom for a long time, and I know how badly wrong this can go.)

My take-away with this was actually “BRYKE READ ZHAO OF THE WATER TRIBE? THAT IS SO AWESOME!”

But yeah, what agrippina-minor said (and what she said I said, because I definitely said it). :)

tanaudel:

gessorly:

carminagf:

Beauty and the Beast. 1904. John D. Batten 

stg I thought that was a sloth for a minute, with the lady having a Kristen Bell sloth-joy meltdown. Beauty and the Sloth.

It’s not a sloth?! 

tanaudel:

gessorly:

carminagf:

Beauty and the Beast. 1904. John D. Batten 

stg I thought that was a sloth for a minute, with the lady having a Kristen Bell sloth-joy meltdown. Beauty and the Sloth.

It’s not a sloth?! 

alltheladiesyouhate:

if i could time travel i’d go forward in time to when my manuscript is finished and published and has fans, get all the fanmixes people made for it, and then come back in time and use them as a writing playlist

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

daggerpen:

gabzilla-z:

hylianears:

but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life



I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

daggerpen:

gabzilla-z:

hylianears:

but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life

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I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

(Source: darvinasafo)

hmasfatty:

pugletto:

Some patterns are more common to the Earth Kingdom, and some are more common to the Fire Nation.

In fact, pugpandas originated in the upper ring of Ba Sing Se, and had been bred as companion pets for the wealthy.

Despite what you may have heard of them, they are incredibly loyal, tanky little dog-bears. (They don’t like Zuko, though. None of them like Zuko. At any given time. Ever.)

PUGPANDAS I NEED A MILLION

How to Criticize Israel Without Being Anti-Semitic

this-is-not-jewish:

If you’ve spent any time discussing or reading about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I guarantee you’ve heard some variation of this statement:

OMG, Jews think any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic!

In the interests of this post, I’m going to assume that the…

sharkchunks:

tranxio:

"average person hath borne me on his back 3 times" factoid actualy just statistical error. average person hath borne me on his back 0 times. Alas, poor Yorick, who hath borne me on his back a thousand times, was an outlier adn should not have been counted

This is the most brilliant one of these things I’ve ever seen.

paradisewitch:

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time - 2006 - Mamoru Hosoda

I'll be right there. I'll run there.

I super loved this movie. So grateful to @ineveryending for recommending it.