mishaberrywrites:

Regarding the F*ckery

Does anyone know a good place for a writers blog?

I’m not planning on leaving tumblr just yet, and while I adore Ao3 and everything they do, they’re strictly fanworks and they don’t allow people to advertise commissions. They also don’t have a good messaging system either. A lot of people are jumping ship to Instagram and Twitter, but those are more suited for artists. If anyone can suggest sites for writers, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Word press

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glaciya:

glaciya:

glaciya:

here’s my twitterI’m not too sold on this as a place to post my fics just yet, but I have discovered some new art for my ships I’ve never seen before so that’s fun!

I’ll still be active on here as this isn’t a heavily nsfw blog on here anyway and they do still allow nsfw writing, but I think now is a good time to have other options for blogging fandom stuff. 

I also get why they’re doing this purge, even if it sucks that they have to. I just worry NSFW art blogs will get caught in the crossfires. 

I’ll link my pillowfort once that comes back as well!

You can also subscribe to my ao3 to keep up with my writing!

My discord is: glaciya#9514 you can add me there as well!

I’m going to be scaling back being on here/social media in general as much, just bc of how busy I’m about to be this month. The best way to get into contact with me is through dms on here or discord since I get a pop up on my phone for them.

I’ll still run my queue and answer things in my comments & inbox so don’t think I’m ignoring you if I don’t reply right away. Also I’m scheduled to post something every Friday this month so look out for some fic updates!

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bellamynochillblake:

im-reddie:

bellamynochillblake:

we’re going to have to call smut ‘lemons’ again, aren’t we? 

LEMONS!? WHEN THE FUCK WAS THIS?!

oh you sweet summer child 

Published in: on December 4, 2018 at 4:41 am  Leave a Comment  

REBLOG IF NAZIS OFFEND YOU MORE THAN NIPPLES.

Published in: on December 4, 2018 at 4:06 am  Leave a Comment  

Would you consider getting a pillowfort??? It seems to be a popular one people are considering!

iphoenixrising:

Hi babe 

Ah, pillowfort is down atm, but I would like to check it out. I’m reblogging things I’ve seen because really, this is the first blog I’ve had since, well, ever. I looked at Dreamwidth briefly and don’t know how to feel about it :/ I will, however take suggestions to check out 😀

Well Word press is always an option too.

Published in: on December 4, 2018 at 4:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Save The Blogs!

shadow-spires:

shadow-spires:

Okay, folks. So. Tumblr’s jumped the shark in a big way, and I’m not even just talking about indiscriminately blocking all “adult” content on a platform that IS, in fact, primarily 18+.

Many blogs, like the wonderful @blackkatmagic , that are not especially NSFW have vanished.

(And I for one LIKE being able to go to curated porn blogs run by actual people and have a chance of finding stuff to my taste, it was one of the things that kept me on this hellsite, but that’s another issue entirely.)

I know lots of people are talking about migrating, but none of us are sure to where yet. Pillowfort seems to be an option, some people are talking about Twitter. But for now, it’s a mess, and even if we knew where we were going, it’s often a huge process, and a lot of us have stuff on tumblr that ONLY exists there.

One possible quick solution to save your blogs, both NSFW and personal, is to import it to WordPress. I found this solution through from frantic googling on how to save an entire blog, text posts an all. There are several apps for downloading all the pictures from a tumblr, (Plently for Windows, but only a few paid ones for mac, of which Tumbelog Picture Downloader is working for me so far) but this is the only solution I’ve seen so far that allows you to save EVERYTHING. I downloaded my NSFW blog in like 10 min. My regular blog, which is significantly larger, is in the process of importing, but I don’t anticipate any problems. I will, of course, update you if I have any.  

This tutorial I found worked really easily. http://quickguide (.) tumblr (.) com/post/39780378703/backing-up-your-tumblr-blog-to-wordpress

I put parenthesis around the .’s like we’re back in FF-Hell, just in case tumblr’s new thing about outgoing links kicks in. You know what to do. 

To break it down, just in case:

 Sign up for a WordPress.com account at wordpress (.) com/start

You’ll have to create an account, with your email, a username, and a password. They should send you a confirmation email immediately, check it, activate it, and you’re good to go.

On the site, it will ask you for a site name. That page asks you a bunch of other information too, but you only have to fill out the site name.

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Then you have to give your site a URL. If you’re lucky, your tumblr URL is still available, if not you’ll have to come up with another one, sorry.

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It will tell you if that option is still available for free.

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Then it will ask you to pick a plan. Free is really good enough, I swear.

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Now you’re set up! You can import your tumblr!

The only differences from the linked tutorial are that the Import button is now on the first level menu, not in tools.

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Hit Import, then you have to follow the link for “other importers”  at the bottom, to find the option for Tumblr.

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Then you’ll have to sign in with tumblr, using your normal tumblr credentials. You’ll be redirected there automatically.

You’ll have to allow WordPress permissions on your blog.

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Then your blogs, including all your sideblogs, will show up in wordpress.

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Hit import, wait a WHILE depending on the size of your blog, and you’re done!

ALSO!!

I made my NSFW blog private for now, since I don’t know WP’s policy on NSFW.

This means that to access it, someone has to have an account and request access. But hey, part of our problem on this hellsite has been people going places they aren’t wanted, so I don’t personally see this as a bad thing. They can send a request from the landing site on your blog, you get an email, click a link in the email, and PRESTO, they have access.

To make it private, go to Settings > Reading > Site Visibility. Go back and check, it took me changing the setting twice for it to actually stick.

tl;dr, you can import your entire blog to wordpress in just a few steps. 

Edited almost immediately to add that WordPress allows posting reblogging, commenting, AND following, and so it seems like honestly the most logical next place for fandom in my opinion. It also allows a high degree of customization.

I’m going to tag the hell out of this, in no particular order. PLEASE reblog this and spread the word so people know it’s an option. If you’re having trouble, PM me, and I’m happy to help.

@gallusrostromegalus @kaciart @lena221bee @deadcatwithaflamethrower

@norcumi @deandraws @morn-art, @thebisexualmandalorian @kristsune @marloviandevil @punsbulletsandpointythings @protagonistically @cris-art @elfda @fish-ghost @godtierwonder @heartslogos @haekass @iesika @incogneat-oh @itispossibleihaveissues @jaegervega @jhaernyl @the-last-hair-bender @kleine-aster @latenightcornerstore @lectorel @medievalpoc @mgnemesi @me-ya-ri @myurbandream @peskylilcritter @cywscross , @cheshiresense @varevare @victoriousscarf @whatsmeantobe @swpromptsandasks @gabriel4sam @stonefreeak @brighteyedbadwolf @pumpkin-lith @puzzleshipper @suzukiblu @myurbandream @lacefedora @jademerien

There are a whole bunch more, but that’s a start. Please reblog the hell out of this, so people are aware of this one simple option.

EDIT: We’re not sure yet about wordpress’ stance on NSFW, so definitely mark those blogs private for now. I had one person tell me they got nuked for one NSFW post on a 7 year old blog. Definitely look into other solutions for backing up your blog just in case Private isn’t good enough. There seem to be lots of options for Windows, including Python. A quick google search will turn up several. I’m still looking for a good option for Mac. Anyone know any?

Update on Migrating to WordPress

Back up your block somewhere else as well.

I’ve been forwarded the content guidelines for WordPress, and while they do allow nudity, they do not allow visually explicit pornography, not even drawings.

From their site:

We do permit mature content on WordPress.com, including text, images and videos that contain nudity, offensive language, and mature subject material. However, blogs that contain such content must be marked as Mature in our system.

If you are publishing a blog that you expect will contain content that is intended for mature audiences, we ask that you provide us the courtesy of reporting your blog or website here.

A blog or website that is marked as Mature is excluded from public areas of the WordPress.com service. This means:

• It will not appear in the Reader or other tag listings

• It will not appear in Top Blogs listings, recent posts, or related posts listings on other blogs

• The blog’s users cannot use that URL as a link in their WordPress.com Forums profile

Mature blogs and their owners are permitted to utilize all other aspects of WordPress.com. We do not suspend blogs solely for the presence of mature content and there are no interstitials or other “age gates” on WordPress.com.

However, there are limitations to the mature content permitted on our service. Please don’t:

• Post visual depictions of sexually explicit acts (such as, but not limited to, images, videos, and drawings) that can be considered pornographic;

• Post links or ads to adult-oriented affiliate networks, such as pornography site signups;

• Post links, text, or images promoting or advertising escort or erotic services;

• Post images of extreme violence or gore without associated context or commentary;

• Post images of child pornography;

• Post content that promotes pedophilia, such as blogs with galleries of images of children where the images, content surrounding the images, or the intent of the blog is sexually suggestive.

Blogs found to be hosting the above material will be suspended. In cases of child pornography, we will report all incidences to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and fully cooperate with law enforcement.

What does this mean?

I would hope that completely private blogs would not be flagged, but make sure that you back up your blog elsewhere, if it has any NSFW.

This seems not to include NSFW text, so fic should still be okay, but AO3 is really probably best for this.

WordPress is still an option for fic and fanart, but is probably not the best option for porn. (Even the excellently curated blogs that can be found on Tumblr. Am I bitter? Yes.)

Other options:

I’ve been seeing a lot of support for Dreamwidth. Though I don’t use it myself, it’s definitely a good option. Pillowfort is still inder construction and doesn’t seem to have a long term finance plan, but it’s probably worth getting an account and trying it out.

Backup options:

Windows has a LOT of options, including Tumblthree (which seems to back up likes?!? Which would be awesome) and the tumblr backup solution with python on Github. https://github.com/bbolli/tumblr-utils/blob/master/tumblr_backup.md

I haven’t found a good one for Mac yet, but I’m on the hunt.

Tumblr has a native export option, but I haven’t gotten it to work for me yet? Which doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work.

Mentioned problems:

Guys. This post has gotten over 14k notes in 4 hours. I’ve seen very few of the comments.

But some of them mentioned that they weren’t seeing the free option? I don’t know, guys, I still see it. Maybe it’s a country issue? Dreamwidth is absolutely free, if nothing else.

Not importing:

Again. 14k notes. I’m sure their servers are heavily overloaded. Be patient. Set up your computer somewhere plugged in and come back tomorrow. Mine is 4 hours into 8k posts and less than a ¼th of the way through. It’s gonna take a while.

There is also a petition up to change Tumblr’s mind on this situation.

https://www.change.org/p/tumblr-com-allow-nsfw-content-on-tumblr

Who knows if it would work, but it’s worth signing.

Does tumblr have a porn bot and actually illegal child porn problem? Yes.

Is the solution to that the nuke the blogs of a bunch of consenting adults? No.

Hopefully this is all a passing storm that will result in them getting their act together.

Am I hopeful? No. But it’s worth signing.

The Take away:

WordPress is a possible solution for text-based fandom, but it’s not the new tumblr.

DON’T PANIC, at the risk of plagiarizing Douglas Adams. Backup, protect your stuff, let people know where to find you, but don’t panic.

I’m personally gonna continue to use this site until it implodes, which it might not even do. It’s my main social media platform, and I do have some hope that they might pull their heads out of their asses.

Good luck everyone.

I’m tagging the hell out of this again, and I would really appreciate it if everyone could reblog this just as far as the previous one. I’ve tagged as many people as tumblr will let me XD

@norcumi @deandraws @esamastation @thebisexualmandalorian @kristsune @marloviandevil @punsbulletsandpointythings @protagonistically @cris-art @elfda @fish-ghost @godtierwonder @heartslogos @haekass @iesika @incogneat-oh @itispossibleihaveissues @jaegervega @jhaernyl @the-last-hair-bender @kleine-aster @latenightcornerstore @lectorel @medievalpoc @mgnemesi @me-ya-ri @myurbandream @peskylilcritter @cywscross @cheshiresense @varevare @victoriousscarf @whatsmeantobe @swpromptsandasks @gabriel4sam @stonefreeak @brighteyedbadwolf @pumpkin-lith @suzukiblu @myurbandream @lacefedora @jademerien @poplitealqueen @outcastcommander @obaewankenope @sanerontheinside @teapirates @booksaresacredspew @demifishblog @ialreadyreadthatfanfic

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bellamynochillblake:

im-reddie:

bellamynochillblake:

we’re going to have to call smut ‘lemons’ again, aren’t we? 

LEMONS!? WHEN THE FUCK WAS THIS?!

oh you sweet summer child 

Lemons or Limes were what we use to call the M and up rated fics.

Published in: on December 4, 2018 at 3:44 am  Leave a Comment  

werewolvesandvampireslove:

ladyshinga:

“lol the only people mad about the tumblr announcement just want porn lol”

Yeah, no.

Tumblr blocked the tag “chronic pain” in this mess for no reason

They’re flagging commonly used tags by queer people, sex educators, and artists who make their fucking LIVING on tumblr

They’re gonna take down genuine sex workers because they didn’t curb
the problem with spamming porn bots YEARS ago when tumblr users REPORTED
OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND *OVER* that it was a problem

Tumblr
IGNORED the bots, IGNORED the problems, and honestly treated it like
NOTHING until their app was taken off a store due to it.

They’re
fucking over a shit-ton of REAL PEOPLE who rely on tumblr for community
and/or income because they ignored users’ complaints about shitty porn
bots for YEARS until it had financial consequences

I can no longer even talk about chronic pain without the post being blocked from searches

I have drawn one or two nude pieces on my art tumblr which is 99% safe
for work but now I’m worried the blog will be taken down entirely
because Tumblr won’t bother differentiating between spam and REAL PEOPLE
just trying to live their goddamn lives

And god forbid I want to
talk about bisexuality or sex or kink in just… MY LIFE. As a
normal-ass human being who just wants to TALK ABOUT HUMAN THINGS

No, their solution to nuke a problem they’ve ignored for years is to take us all down at once

So maybe don’t laugh about “oh no not my pornz” because 1. plenty of
that ~porn~ is made by actual humans making their living and 2. WAY MORE
than “just porn” is being targeted

This along with Facebook
continuously upholding white supremacy by letting nazi shit fly by while
they ban people for speaking out against their oppressors and it’s
basically like we’re running out of truly free places to just… BE

Literally, I went through little of my blog. I have a girl with tattoos with lingerie that didn’t get flagged, but a post about net neutrality, a fan art I reblog that isn’t nsfw got flagged.

Published in: on December 4, 2018 at 2:48 am  Leave a Comment  

If You Actually Want To Do Something About This:

thespectacularspider-girl:

If you’re wanting to show your displeasure, don’t just tag staff or support.  Take a page out of other consumer revolts and make sure your displeasure is known.  

Don’t be an idiot.  Do not threaten, harass or otherwise make this personal.  Contact these companies, make your displeasure known, alert them that you are a customer and you will be leaving their brand across all boards unless they reverse their decision.

Be clear, be concise, be polite, but make your displeasure known.

Tumblr

  • Email:         support@tumblr.com 
  • Mail:           35 E. 21st St., 9th FloorNew York, NY10010 
  • Twitter:       @tumblr
  • Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tumblr/

Oath Inc

Verizon

  • Email:        –
  • Mail:          1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
  • Twitter:       @VerizonNews
  • Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/verizon/

Note the following properties owned by Oath Inc.  Bring them up explicitly in your statement of leaving their services.

  • Yahoo and all Yahoo Subsidiaries (Yahoo News, Yahoo Mail, etc)
  • AOL
  • TechCrunch
  • HuffPost
  • Flurry
  • Kanvas
  • Endgadget
  • AutoBlog
  • Makers
  • Build
  • Ryot
  • BuiltByGirls
  • MSN
  • Outlook
  • X-Box

New Info Will Be Added As I’m Made Aware Of It

Edit: This does nothing if it isn’t shared around

Published in: on December 4, 2018 at 2:47 am  Leave a Comment  

OtherWhen. THE FEELS! In other news I want to propose a new holiday: Re-Entry Week. Everyone gets time off from work so they have enough time to read the awesomeness.

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

Oh man that would be so convenient. Because I could be off hiding to work on new things while you guys are reading.  😀

If we did have this I could so do the Seven Days or Bust challenge twice over. Also I have passed on a rec for RE to the son of one my SciFi club members and told him all about the tree of us who are known to be in the Seven days or bust challenge and I think he’s going to give it a go!

Published in: on December 4, 2018 at 2:25 am  Leave a Comment