Small Pieces of Paper

Less likely to get lost here than shoved in my bag

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copperbadge:

tzikeh:

nightingaletherobber:

loud sighing
look kiddos: due to tumblr’s half-baked tagging system (where only so many tags count towards actually categorizing a given post), tags on this site have evolved into an acceptable form of dispensing and sharing commentary, but that is not the case on other websites — ESPECIALLY AO3. tags on AO3 are intended to be functional, not conversational, and not only do excessive paragraphs of tags like these look patently ridiculous and sell your work short, they also make life harder for the site’s tag wranglers who volunteer their time to keep the tags organized so people can actually find your fic.
in short, knock it off.

This is something I would never, ever say in almost any other circumstance, but if you tag your fic on AO3 as if you were tagging a tumblr post, YOU ARE DOING FANDOM WRONG.
OBJECTIVELY WRONG.

FYI guys this makes me actual facts bonkers and I’m not even involved with AO3 beyond posting there. You are actively driving off readers when you do it. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for your poor fanfic, which we are ignoring because of its tags. 

Eh, as a wrangler (but speaking only for myself), we kick them to No Fandom and move on with life (which has recently become MUCH easier thanks to some new functionality from the people who make the code run).However, free form tags CAN be much more effectively used on Ao3 than they can on Tumblr to find the content you’re looking for, or for people to find your story based on what’s in it/the tags.The tags that really make me, as a wrangler, sad are the ones where two different ideas are contained in a single tag, so we can’t group it with either of those ideas. That said, it’s your work, do what you want.

copperbadge:

tzikeh:

nightingaletherobber:

loud sighing

look kiddos: due to tumblr’s half-baked tagging system (where only so many tags count towards actually categorizing a given post), tags on this site have evolved into an acceptable form of dispensing and sharing commentary, but that is not the case on other websites — ESPECIALLY AO3. tags on AO3 are intended to be functional, not conversational, and not only do excessive paragraphs of tags like these look patently ridiculous and sell your work short, they also make life harder for the site’s tag wranglers who volunteer their time to keep the tags organized so people can actually find your fic.

in short, knock it off.

This is something I would never, ever say in almost any other circumstance, but if you tag your fic on AO3 as if you were tagging a tumblr post, YOU ARE DOING FANDOM WRONG.

OBJECTIVELY WRONG.

FYI guys this makes me actual facts bonkers and I’m not even involved with AO3 beyond posting there. You are actively driving off readers when you do it. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for your poor fanfic, which we are ignoring because of its tags. 

Eh, as a wrangler (but speaking only for myself), we kick them to No Fandom and move on with life (which has recently become MUCH easier thanks to some new functionality from the people who make the code run).

However, free form tags CAN be much more effectively used on Ao3 than they can on Tumblr to find the content you’re looking for, or for people to find your story based on what’s in it/the tags.

The tags that really make me, as a wrangler, sad are the ones where two different ideas are contained in a single tag, so we can’t group it with either of those ideas. That said, it’s your work, do what you want.

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bubblepoopswamp:

Okay everyone. Do you see this?
Do you see these two words?
They do not mean the same thing.
Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.


Dear headline writer,"Queer.""Queer" is the umbrella term you’re looking for. Alternately, if the problem is that "bisexual" is too long, then consider "bi" as an alternative.

bubblepoopswamp:

Okay everyone. Do you see this?

Do you see these two words?

They do not mean the same thing.

Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.

Dear headline writer,

"Queer."

"Queer" is the umbrella term you’re looking for. Alternately, if the problem is that "bisexual" is too long, then consider "bi" as an alternative.

(Source: bonedragonpit, via jenesaispourquoi)

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things I have discovered:

filling out job applications with a resume:
NO EFFORT, GOES SMOOTHLY
filling those big job applications that ask for a lot of the same information over and over and you can't just attach a resume:
AFFRONT TO MY ADHD. WHY IS THIS A THING SOME WORKPLACES DO.

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djsavage:

You know how you hear stories of dogs keeping their owners alive for weeks after having a stroke or running for miles to get help if their owners are hurt in the wild, I accidentally knocked my wheelchair away while sitting on the couch and had to slide across the floor on a cushion before climbing back in, Rico not only didn’t help but howled at me while i was doing it because i wasn’t paying attention to him.

So the theory is what those other dogs are doing is saying, “My human is unable to pet me!  This is unacceptable!  Fix it!”?
I find that credible.

djsavage:

You know how you hear stories of dogs keeping their owners alive for weeks after having a stroke or running for miles to get help if their owners are hurt in the wild, I accidentally knocked my wheelchair away while sitting on the couch and had to slide across the floor on a cushion before climbing back in, Rico not only didn’t help but howled at me while i was doing it because i wasn’t paying attention to him.

So the theory is what those other dogs are doing is saying, “My human is unable to pet me!  This is unacceptable!  Fix it!”?

I find that credible.

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Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.

 Wm. Paul Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity  (via corvidae-and-crossroads)

Oh, I respectfully have to disagree. There are different kinds of love, and we love different people in different ways all through our lives; those relationships overlap, they exist at the same time, often many relationships of different kinds exist and overlap at the same time. It’s too simplistic to say one can’t love two people at the same time.

If Mr. Young is addressing romantic relationships, I’d like to point out that I can be deeply committed to someone I love very deeply, and as deeply committed to a friend who is a soulmate, just not a sexual partner. For that matter, a committed domestic partnership doesn’t require a consumated sexual element. And further, people are different, they have different needs, and no one individual can possibly fulfill all of any other person’s needs—nor expect that one person to fulfill all of theirs.

Mr. Young’s point of view seems rather narrow and riskily simplistic.

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But that’s not what he said.  He said you can’t love two people the same, not that you can’t love two people at the same time.  The relationships are going to be inherently different.

(Source: wordsnquotes, via arliss)