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This Month In Fandom

2018 ☆ April . ☆ May . For more fandom stuff, please click the image below:

How To Post Fanart on Archive of Our Own

AO3 - the Archive of Our Own - has never been the most obvious platform for hosting artwork or other media. There is no simple upload method, and no separate fanart category. I really love browsing through the art tags on the site though, so I figured I would put together this little tutorial post for anybody googling for a solution. STEP ONE Create your artwork and save it as a digital file. .jpg, .png, or .gif are the easiest formats. (If you're looking to create fake social media posts / texts, etc, check out Simitator .) STEP TWO Upload your artwork to the internet. You can't store your artwork on AO3, you have to upload it elsewhere first. This could be somewhere like DeviantArt or Tumblr, or a dedicated hosting service. My favourite is imgur.com as it's reliable and has no storage limits. (Note: if your image is sexually explicit it may fall foul of Imgur's Terms of Service, but in general they only take down if something is reported to them.)

Friday Frivolity

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Friday Frivolity - Rain

I'm forever playing catch up with the linky the last few weeks - it's election season. I'm standing for re-election in the local council elections (two weeks to go!) and the Prime Minister has just announced a snap general election (six weeks to go!). Rain is kind of summing up my mood every time I think of all the canvassing still to come...

Primrose Day

Did you know that today is Primrose Day? As lovely as the primrose is, it's not a day of celebration for it either. Instead it marks the anniversary of the death of former Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli , in 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower, with Queen Victoria regularly sending him bunches in life and a primrose wreath in death. Although, in more recent years some people have had cause to question the card the Queen sent with that wreath, stating that they were 'his favourite flowers'. Because she might not have been talking about poor old Disraeli but her own personal obsession, the late Prince Albert. There's nothing a man wants more at his funeral than a wreath made up of their Queen's dead husband's favourite flowers, after all. Either way, the primrose became indelibly associated with Disraeli's memory and people marked the day by wearing a primrose and decorating the bronze statue of Disraeli in Parliament Square with the flowers.

That Sucks Day

April 15th has historically been an unfortunate kind of day. At least that's how it seemed to Bruce Novotny, the webmaster of www.thatsucks.net . It was the day the Titanic sunk, the day President Lincoln was assassinated, and in the good ol' US of A it's the day your tax return needs to be in by. So, Bruce chose the date as the foundation for National That Sucks Day, the day to 'reflect on the many things that suck in life'. With that in mind, here are five things I think really suck! #1. Getting up early. I love my bed and my bed loves me. I don't like to leave it until it becomes absolutely necessary! #2. Coffee. It smells so bad, it tastes so bad, and it's absolutely everywhere. (No Image!) #3. Spiders. They perform all kinds of vital functions. But they're gross and disgusting and we'd both get along just fine if they'd stop thinking it acceptable to live in the same space as me. #4. Frozen. When I saw it pr

Friday Frivolity - Easter

I'll edit - and catch up with comments - in the morning! x

Country Tag

Tag challenge I found on Tumblr: Let's celebrate all our countries and nationalities - with all their quirks and vices and ridiculousness, and all that might seem strange to outsiders . #01. Favourite Place In Your Country? My hometown. :) #02. Do you prefer spending your holidays in your country or would you rather travel abroad? If I had the money I'd prefer to travel abroad. As I don't, I'm glad there is plenty to see and do in Wales. #03. Does Your Country Have Access To The Sea? Yep, the UK is good for that! #04. Favourite dish specific for your country? Bakestones. (AKA welsh cakes.) #05. Favourite Song In Your Native Language? Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog are one of my fave Welsh bands - #06. Most hated song in your native language? Calon Lân. It's not that I hate it, it's just that I'm sick of hearing it! #07. Three words from your native language that you like the most? From so called ‘Wenglish’ - Ych a Fi!

This or That Challenge

Highlight your preference! 1: HUGS OR KISSES? 2: NIGHT OR DAY ? 3: INTERNET OR TV? 4: SWEET OR SOUR? 5: RED , WHITE OR BLUE? 6: 1800S OR 1900S ? 7: SPACE OR THE OCEAN? 8: ICE-CREAM OR FROZEN YOGURT? 9: READING OR WRITING? 10: RAINING OR SUNNY ? 11: WINTER OR SUMMER ? 12: SPRING OR AUTUMN/FALL ? 13: TOO COLD OR TOO WARM ? 14: ELEVATORS OR ESCALATORS ? 15: APPLES OR ORANGES ? 16: FIRE OR ICE? 17: LAND OR SEA? 18: PLANES OR BOATS? 19: THE SEA OR A POOL ? 20: SINGING OR DANCING ? 21: LONG HAIR OR SHORT HAIR? 22: JANUARY OR DECEMBER ? 23: YOUR FIRST CHILD - BOY OR GIRL ? 24: CHOCOLATE SAUCE OR STRAWBERRY SAUCE ? 25: COFFEE OR TEA ? 26: IN YOUR COFFEE/TEA - SUGAR OR NO SUGAR? 27: GIF OR JIF? 28: SCIENCE OR RELIGION? 29: RICH TEA OR DIGESTIVE? 30: BLACK OR WHITE? 31: LAPTOP OR DESKTOP? 32: CAT OR DOG ? 33: CHICKEN OR TURKEY? 34: SHOWER OR BATH? 35: DISNEYLAND OR UNIVERSAL STUDIOS? 36: POTATOES - MAS

Fandom Tag Challenges

Top Ten... ☆   Comedy Songs . ☆   Fandom Favourites . ☆   Frog Movies . ☆   Mermaid Movies . ☆   Unicorn Movies . ☆   Video Games . Various Numbers of... ☆   TV Dads . ☆  7 Deadly Sins Book Tag . ☆   8 Writing Asks . ☆   12 Days of Christmas Songs . ☆   25 Days of Christmas Movies Challenge . ☆   25 Days of Harry Potter . Other ☆   A - Z Fandom Ask Tag . ☆   A - Z of Creepy Retro Television . ☆   Bands / Singers You've Seen . ☆   End of Year Fandom Meme . ☆   End of Year Writing Meme . ☆   Favourite Female Characters from Childhood . ☆   Shipping Ask Challenge . ☆   Stupidly Long Fandom Ask Meme . For more general tags, check out my blogging tags, memes and challenges post . For more fandom stuff, please click the image below:

Friday Frivolity - Spiders

This week's theme is my greatest fear - spiders! Man, I hate those creepy crawlies. Just the thought of them makes me feel ill, and look around the room to check there isn't one lurking... The only spider I'll give the time of day is Anansi and, even then, I try not to look at the illustrations!

End of Year Fandom Meme Masterpost

☆   2016 . ☆   2017 . Which TV shows did you start watching this year? Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't this year? Why? Which TV show impressed you least this year? Your favourite TV show of the year? Your main fandom of the year? Your favourite book read this year? Favourite male character of the year? Favourite female character of the year? Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year? Your favourite album or song to listen to this year? The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? Your biggest squee moment of the year? Your best new fandom discovery of the year? Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? For more like this, please click the image below:

End of Year Writing Meme

☆  2017 . For more like this, please click the image below:

8 Writing Asks

Originally posted to Tumblr, 06/04/2018. ☆. What is your total word count on AO3?  1,395,062. AKA a lot. xD ☆. How often do you write?  Most days. I tend to write in the evenings when I’m doing all my various online shizz - comping, ebaying, working on my parent blog, etc. ☆. Do you have a routine for writing? Nope. I just write until it feels done. If I do spend time plotting something out, it’ll be in my head on the bus or in a boring meeting at work or something. (Unless I’m chairing. Gotta at least try and be professional then…) ☆. What’s your favourite kinks/tropes/pairing?  I am ridiculously predictable. I like pairings with hero worship on one or both sides, preferably with an age difference and / or a suitably angsty reason why they can seemingly never be together. Class difference is a particular favourite, and I will always take historical homophobia - I never tire of retro buddy cops. Same with tropes. Fake dating, misunderstandings, identity porn. I

This Week

It's been a long week. We've been out canvassing every day for the council elections in May which is always a slog - let's face it, nobody really wants politicians banging on their front door! We've pretty much finished the initial knocking now, so it will be leafleting next week and that's both quicker and easier. On Wednesday a water pipe burst in the kitchen. We spent the night at my mum's and the landlord got it all sorted the next day so it was fine; the only real victim was my stress levels. I've done something to my leg too, so the end of the week had me hobbling about the place, and then I almost bust yet another laptop. I dropped my own in the middle of March and have had to share with Anthony which has been just as awful as you might imagine. Then that one wouldn't load... thankfully my dad fixed it. Pay day has finally arrived though so today I'm ordering a new laptop, and doing nothing but sitting on the sofa entering competitio