marvelentertainment:

Cosplayers & Costumers, we here at Marvel.com are always super appreciative and constantly in awe of your costumes, time and time again! As is now tradition, we would like to honor the costuming and cosplay community for the time and effort you’ve put toward the Marvel fandom throughout the month of October. For 31 days, we will highlight cosplayers & costumers through profiles, news articles, events and more! Plus you all get your chance to participate! Here’s how:Every day, starting October 1, we will pick a cosplayer or costumer to profile on Marvel’s Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.
If you’re interested in possibly being spotlighted, send in the photographs* of yourself in costume to: cosplay@marvel.comFeel free to submit as an individual or group, but remember only Marvel cosplay & costumes will be accepted. Marvel’s use of all photos are governed by the Marvel.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All photos must be of cosplayers 13 years of age or older.
—-To see our previous Costoberfest coverage, check out the below:Costoberfest 2011 AlbumCostoberfest 2012 AlbumCostoberfest 2013 Album—-
So remember to stop by Marvel.com, plus Marvel’s Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter every day for the month of October to celebrate in everything cosplay & costuming!
And for more information, head to our Costoberfest Hub!
*We will need a signed release (to be provided by Marvel) from the model and approval from the photographer of each photo.  All photos must be of cosplayers 13 years of age or older.

marvelentertainment:

Cosplayers & Costumers, we here at Marvel.com are always super appreciative and constantly in awe of your costumes, time and time again! As is now tradition, we would like to honor the costuming and cosplay community for the time and effort you’ve put toward the Marvel fandom throughout the month of October. For 31 days, we will highlight cosplayers & costumers through profiles, news articles, events and more! Plus you all get your chance to participate! Here’s how:

Every day, starting October 1, we will pick a cosplayer or costumer to profile on Marvel’s Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.

If you’re interested in possibly being spotlighted, send in the photographs* of yourself in costume to: cosplay@marvel.com

Feel free to submit as an individual or group, but remember only Marvel cosplay & costumes will be accepted. Marvel’s use of all photos are governed by the Marvel.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All photos must be of cosplayers 13 years of age or older.

—-
To see our previous Costoberfest coverage, check out the below:
Costoberfest 2011 Album
Costoberfest 2012 Album
Costoberfest 2013 Album
—-

So remember to stop by Marvel.com, plus Marvel’s Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter every day for the month of October to celebrate in everything cosplay & costuming!

And for more information, head to our Costoberfest Hub!

*We will need a signed release (to be provided by Marvel) from the model and approval from the photographer of each photo.  All photos must be of cosplayers 13 years of age or older.

callistontheweb:

starkwest:

I saw a comment today wherein the author of the post declared loudly and vehemently that Tony Stark was a spoiled and selfish drunk who had had a charmed life and honestly cared only for himself and partying. A man who blustered through life laughing and joking. That he really wasn’t a hero of the same caliber of the other Avenger’s and they (the author of the post) were surprised the Avenger’s even let him join. Further, they summarized that since he had always been that way, had been born with a silver spoon in his mouth and was doted on since birth, he would never change. 

I sat for a while. Re-read the post. Read it again. Went and had a smoke. Came back. Read it again. Contemplated moving on and couldn’t. It just kept whispering away at me.

I have no idea if the blogger was considering MCU Tony or 616, but either way, imo, they are so far off base, the game changed at half time and the diamond became a muddied pitch.

Anthony Stark was born into wealth, yes. Doted on since birth? By whom? Certainly not his father. Howard Stark was a physically and emotionally abusive bastard and I don’t care how much money and power you stand to inherit, that shit leaves scars. Deep ones. Scars that no-one can see but which you can still feel the blood flowing from and the ache of the bruise decades later. Spoiled? Perhaps, in the sense that young Tony was provided with all the tools his father’s social standing and bank accounts could afford. He lived in a mansion, had a butler, went to private schools. None of that though compensated for the fact that those private schools were boarding schools that Tony started attending when he was seven. Barely out of babyhood, he was sent away from his mother, from his home, from all he knew and was left with the distinct knowledge that if he didn’t excel at everything, his father’s hand would exact the price.

He’s a drunk? Absolutely. Tony Stark is a recovering alcoholic. Does he do it just to look cool and party with the in crowd? No. Fairly sure Tony graduated from that school decades ago. He is a dyed in the wool alcoholic in life-long recovery. It isn’t a cool story line. It isn’t a funny thing to throw into a fic for light relief. It is a day to day, minute to minute struggle that Tony will face for the rest of his life. 

Laughing and joking? In another life Tony would have been an award wining actor. To understand this man you need to pay attention not to what he says and does, but to what he doesn’t say and do. Tony has a suicidal/depressive streak the size of Texas.  Insecurities were implanted in this man at birth. Tony is a showman. He can hide anything. however, deep inside, in that still, small quiet place that only he hears, the pain is black and thick and muddled and confused and only those that truly know him, that pay attention to what he isn’t saying, know just how self destructive this man can be….and only those that take the time and effort and are willing to pay the fee of heartache and tears that are the toll exacted to get close to him, know why.

A charmed life? Really? Are you sure we are talking the same Tony Stark here? The Tony Stark who’s parents died in a car accident and left him orphaned as a teenager? The same one who’s surrogate father had him kidnapped and held thousands of miles from his home and family? Tony Stark who was tortured by same said kidnappers and operated on without anesthetic while he screamed himself hoarse in agonizing pain and crippling terror? Anthony Stark, who has lost his company, had everything taken from him and clawed his way back? Stark who lost his mind, his family, his best friend in a bitter war that left bodies, hearts and souls stained with the blood of soul mates and lovers? That Tony Stark?  Yeah, his life as been charmed as hell.

Not good enough to be an Avenger? The team he houses and funds? The same Avenger’s that he founded? The Avenger’s that he deleted his brilliant mind to protect? Not enough of a hero you say? Tony would actually agree with you. No-one loathes him as much as he does himself. No-one feels his inadequacy as much as he does. He would agree that wrapping himself in metal and launching himself bodily into battle to save his city, his country isn’t good enough. Carrying a nuke on his back to certain death? Tony would very much agree that this doesn’t constitute a hero. However, his friends and family, the one who had to watch the man they love risk killing himself over and over and see him coming back again and again, bloodied and bruised with just that much more of himself taken away, all to keep them safe, to keep the country safe, 'to protect those who can't do so themselves', Those people would take you to the floor and fight you in the dirt to be sure you know that Anthony Stark may be a lot of things but selfish isn’t one of them and that above all Tony Stark is a hero and a patriot who has before, and will again, sacrifice himself willingly to protect those he loves. No matter what it takes from him personally and no matter how little of himself it leaves him with, he will throw himself on the line every time, because he doesn’t feel he matters, because the people always come first…because that’s what heroes do.

**

Brilliant.

maria-tries:

SUMMER SALE COMMISSIONS (aka the summer is ending and im still broke)

hello everyone, I’m opening cheap commissions sale as i REALLY need to save money for the living before coming back to uni in October where my only source of extra income will be (hopefully) giving private lessons

COMMISSION INFO:

  • Payment through PayPal.
  • You can view more of my draws here.
  • will draw fanart, OCs, portraits, anything really (but not porn sorry)
  • Contact via my askbox (maria-tries or frecklednerdlord) OR via e-mail: euphemia.rola@gmail.com. Any questions and negotiation are okay!
  • All commissions are digital so I’ll send you full resolution pics via e-mail. I’ll also ask if you’re okay with publishing your commission on my artblog.
  • I can also send you a PSD/SAI file to do whatever you want with the drawing /wink

Please please reblog to boost if you can! Thank you!

SIGNAL BOOST

If female fans are dismissed more easily, then so are their interests, their spaces, and their primary forms of engagement. Or, said differently, gender discrimination occurs on the level of the fan, the fan activity, and the fannish investment. There is a ready truism that enthusiasm for typically male fan objects, such as sports and even music, are generally accepted whereas female fan interests are much more readily mocked. Likewise, fangirls are mocked as is fan fiction, an activity more commonly ascribed to females. More than that, affect and forms of fannish investment get policed along gender lines, so that obsessively collecting comic books or speaking Klingon is more acceptable within and outside of fandom than creating fan vids or cosplaying. Even the same behavior gets read differently when women do it: sexualizing celebrities, for example, is accepted and expected among men but gets quickly read as inappropriate when done by women.

ohskye:

Also I hate the term ward apologists literally no is apologizing for wards actions and NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON JUST WANTS WARD TO SAY HE IS SORRY AND HAVE EVERYONE MAGICALLY FORGIVE HIM!! We want pain and suffering and sweat and tears! We want ward to work so freaking hard to redeem himself. We want ups and downs. We want ward to desire to be good and have him (and everyone) acknowledge he is a victim of a lifetime of abuse and manipulation but that does not excuse his actions and that he needs to atone for his past and that it is possible for him to do so.

WE WANT THIS DONE RIGHT.

staubengel:


Loki being pregnant and asleep in their shared bed at tonys place, tony lying by his side (or sitting. or something!) Watching him, maayybe holding the babybelly

And mimupfs commission :3 My Terps. Always up for some fluffy snuggle-wuggle with you <3

staubengel:

Loki being pregnant and asleep in their shared bed at tonys place, tony lying by his side (or sitting. or something!) Watching him, maayybe holding the babybelly

And mimupfs commission :3 My Terps. Always up for some fluffy snuggle-wuggle with you <3

Writing Advice Master Post

summerscourtney:

summerscourtney:

Hi!  I am Courtney Summers.  I write YA novels.  Since a lot of the questions I get asked on my Tumblr are about writing, I decided to make a master list of the advice posts I’ve made for convenience.  Yay, convenience!  I will update it for as long as I continue to get these types of questions.

Note:  the writing process is such a personal thing.  What works for one writer might not work for another, what works for one writer for one book might not work for them for the next… all of my writing advice is of the ‘your mileage may vary’ variety.  If what I am saying sounds impossible to you, that’s okay!  Listen to your gut!   You will figure out what you need to do. 

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to reach out.  I hope I’ve offered something that’s helped you.

MY BLOG POSTS ABOUT WRITING
Make Words (Writing Tips)
On Writing for Girls
Doors Won’t Always Open for You
Thoughts on Reader Response to Character Trauma
Thoughts on Reviews
Characters Don’t Have to Be Likable

IDEA & DEVELOPMENT STAGE
Don’t know where to begin
Lots of ideas, where to start?
Pinning down your first chapter
Unable to pick and stay on one idea

Worried your idea isn’t original or belongs to someone else
Outlining advice

You know your characters but don’t know what to do with them
Tips on making cardboard characters come to life
Writing unlikable female characters
 
Tips on writing unlikable characters
How much is too much with unlikable characters
On happy endings
Is it okay to have an unhappy ending?

GENERAL
Writing about things you haven’t experienced
When you start strong and the writing just dies
Staying focused
Dealing with writer’s block
Writing too much of one thing
Getting too attached to your characters, to the detriment of your work
How much action is too much action? (Balancing scenes.)

TECHNICAL
What font do you use when writing?
How I format my novels
How grammatically correct do novels have to be?
Punctuating Dialogue

REVISION
How to get as excited about revision as you are about drafting
Can’t stop editing/unable to tell if your novel is ready
Revising an old story
Revision tips
Falling out of love with your work before you’re done
Brief strategy suggestions for major revisions
Should you share your work on Wattpad (or similar sites)?
Can’t stop making big, unexpected changes close to deadline

CONFIDENCE LEVELS, EMOTIONAL ROADBLOCKS & OTHER ISSUES
When you don’t enjoy writing anymore
Everyone says you’re not good enough
Suffering from self doubt/finding self belief

Having and coping with envy
Reading good books makes you feel inadequate as a writer
You’re close to done and convinced you suck

Worried about the people you love reading your work
Tips on managing insecurity
How to deal with negative reviews
Struggling to find inspiration after finishing a project
Just started, already overwhelmed
Dealing with a crippling fear of missing deadlines
When you love the story, but you’re bored of writing it
When you take a break before revising, return and dislike the work
Do you have to suffer emotionally to be an artist?
Can you be too young to take writing seriously?
"Good enough"

PUBLISHING
Should aspiring writers be nervous if they write in multiple genres
Exploring the next steps
Do you find an editor or an agent first?
Do you submit your first draft to agents? 
Tips on narrowing down your agent search
Tips on querying + deconstructing my query for CRACKED UP TO BE
Advice on querying and what age does/doesn’t have to do with it
More advice on querying and getting published
How to deal with rejections that feel personal
How much do authors make per book?
Choosing a pseudonym
Can you be an author if you have trouble meeting deadlines?
When querying, does it matter if you have won writing contests?
Does age matter?

OTHER
Tips on writing short stories

Updated August 7th, 2014.

Thank you to readers/writers who have helped me with build this resource with their great questions and everyone who has shared it. I hope it continues to be helpful to writers at all stages of their journeys.

staubengel:


Loki wiping soot/dirt off of Tony’s face or chest after something explodes in his face in the workshop



"Lokes, pleeeaase! I am old enough to do that on my own!”"No one who is old enough lets something explode right in his face. Now hold still""Oh yes, orders turn me on"


fancykraken's commission was second in the poll! Her you go, darling :)

staubengel:

Loki wiping soot/dirt off of Tony’s face or chest after something explodes in his face in the workshop

"Lokes, pleeeaase! I am old enough to do that on my own!”
"No one who is old enough lets something explode right in his face. Now hold still"
"Oh yes, orders turn me on"

fancykraken's commission was second in the poll! Her you go, darling :)

Do people actually think calling a character “a woobified poor baby” and “a little shit”, and pointing out that the character is the VILLAIN is going to make another person who likes that character suddenly stop liking and defending that character?

heart-filled-with-hope:

If you’re battling a mental illness and didn’t want to wake up this morning but did anyways, you’re a motherfucking badass. Because living with a mental illness is hard and I’m damn proud of you for still being here and fighting. You’re metal as hell and tough as nails. So keep on fighting, you kickass Viking warrior. You can win this.

Potter Fandom Reunion Breakdown

hpreunion:

No date is set, but Autumn 2014 is the target.

We are going to do it old school style and it will primarily be on LJ.

It won’t be awesome unless a lot of people are involved and help plan. I have general ideas, but the fandom was big and I don’t want anyone left out!

How awesome is this banner that @theunsinkable made for us!?

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Now, please go back to LJ and read this for more information.

I’m still not sure how I feel about this.

I don’t have good memories about how LJ treated the Harry Potter fandom. Some of the fandom blogs LJ deleted were pretty tame.

On the one hand, the reunion could be awesome.

On the other hand, it could be an opportunity for LJ to delete more journals.

taliskertalisker:

tbh if that good omens radio adaptation turns out to be the best of queen on repeat for an hour over bbc radio 4 i won’t even be mad

Something to look forward to in December!

Please stop and read this.

I’m doing a project on gay rights in today’s society.

So if you believe that same sex couples should be allowed to get married, please reblog this.

This would be a lot of help, thank you.