Love is hard when you're young

askchibikorra:

I’m digging this new short hairstyle~!

askchibikorra:

I’m digging this new short hairstyle~!

avatarlegends:

WATCH THIS TO THE END.

All caps bold for a reason people, trust us you’re in for a surprise!

Dante Basco needs to move on.

zeldadweeb:

//looks at request folder
//ignores bc im trash

zeldadweeb:

//looks at request folder

//ignores bc im trash

baelor:

i just read a theory that aang knew about harmonic convergence and that he would be too old to stand a chance against vaatu when it came, and also if he died a short time before it the next avatar would be too young to stand a chance so he waited as long as he could before killing himself so the next avatar would be at peak age and physical condition for harmonic convergence

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Anonymous asked: "WHY DOES NO ONE UPDATE THEIR FANFICTION. I'M ABOUT TO WRITE MY OWN FUCKING FANFICTION BECAUSE NOBODY UPDATES. *cries silently*"

crmediagal:

atonau:

starrizlightning:

mildredandbobbin:

snapslikethis:

I am probably the wrong person to ask this, anon, because I don’t have much sympathy for this type of complaint.

I’m going to gently (but not too gently) correct the mistaken assumption you have that authors owe you fanfiction in what you perceive to be a timely manner.

Let me tell you, as a fanfiction author, that I wish I could give you all a new one-shot every other day and a multi-chap update every week.

I know many others who wish the same, but can’t.

Because, you know, we have lives.

Real lives. Like in the real world. With real commitments - school to graduate, jobs to go to, both of which we need our sleep for. We have families and boyfriends who demand (and deserve) our time and attention. We have sports teams we may be committed to, projects we’re involved in, or organizations we ally our time and resources with.

And sometimes, an author may have a free day and just wants to sleep in.

Because fanfiction writing is a hobby.

A cathartic and fun one, yes, but a hobby just the same. 

And as such, that hobby, therapeutic and fun though it may be, doesn’t get first priority. Or second. Or third. Or sometimes fourth.

I’ve known one author who basically left the fandom because of the pressure to update quickly and how aggravating that sense of entitlement, I know another who almost left, but didn’t, aun I see asks for the big fandom authors (Jules and BC) weekly asking when will you update? next chapter? how far along are you? spoilers?

For the most part, authors are all super gracious and kind. Because no fanfiction author is hoarding a completed chapter and deliberately withholding it to be mean. Readers are awesome and bringing happiness to someone else’s day-that’s the best compliment, right?

But to get an anon asking where in the hell the update is….that doesn’t help at all. It actually sucks the joy out of writing. And when there’s no joy, it usually—well, it usually sucks.

I’m not telling you how to feel about the subject, but really?

Please, do go write a fanfic. Come up with a plot or a concept, write a rough draft to flesh it out, edit it, maybe rewrite it, find a beta and send it to them, get it back, look at their suggested changes versus your suggested changes, edit it again, send it back to the beta again, maybe scratch entire scene or plotline,  make sure your characters are in character and saying and doing the things they ought to be doing in a way that makes sense and is also compelling to read. Do all that, and post them and maybe get no reviews, or bad reviews. And do it again anyway, because you enjoy doing it.

But you will very quickly see how long it takes—how involved the process can get—because most of the people I know want to want to post work they are proud of, work that takes effort, and can’t (and shouldn’t) be whipped up overnight.

In terms of word count-a hundred thousand words-which is what most multi-chapter fics are-those take real time authors, who do it for a living as their primary income, months and years to complete. And that’s with a fleshed out concept, dedicated time to complete it, and an editor to help the process along.

Your favorite author may be stressing about finals, or working on the third draft of a chapter that just isn’t coming together right, or god forbid, having a relaxing day in the sun.

Like that’s her choice and she will post it when she can and she probably wants it posted, too.

So patience, dear. Have some patience. And go write a oneshot.

You know what’s more encouraging to an author then ‘when’s the next chapter’ or ‘update quicker!’ - leaving positive feedback about what you liked about the last chapter or the story as a whole (be specific!) - because sometimes the author is having a long dark tea time of the soul and just seeing a reminder of what’s good about their story can help them remember why they were excited about writing the story in the first place, and feel enthused enough to get back into it.

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This cannot be said enough.

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secretsecrettunnel:

I saw that Avatar Korra got a bob haircut, so I got a bob haircut.

But seriously, I am considering getting a bob cut.

tophsbeifongs:

frozen-in-change:

basingtei:

secretsecrettunnel:

I saw that Avatar Korra got a bob haircut, so I got a bob haircut.

"On Wednesday, we wear pro-bending uniforms."

"You go, Avatar Korra."

"I’m a Avatar, duh."

"That little one, that’s Asami Sato. She’s totally rich because her dad invented SatoMobiles."

Asami Sato knows everybody’s business, she knows everything about everyone. That’s why her hair is so flawless, it’s full of secrets.

eskalations:

she’s got lions in her heart
a fire in her soul
he’s a got a beast in his belly
that’s so hard to control
'cause they've taken too much hits
taking blow by blow
now light a match, stand back
watch them explode (x)