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Do So: twentyratsinatrenchcoat: waywardmasquerade: jabletown: manicpixiedreamalien: did-you-kno: Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland creates creepy mirrored sculptures out of acrylic glass that makes them blend into their surroundings until your perspective shifts and they suddenly catch your eye. Source Source 2 imagine getting lost in the woods and coming across these on a scale of 1-10 how ready for death would you be i didn鈥檛 know chaotic evil looked like someone鈥檚 dad from north dakota Some one needs to stat these mirror beings ASAP Mirrorfolk Medium construct, lawful evil AC: 15 HP: 100 (8d10+20) Speed: 30ft STR: 14 (+2) WIS: 16 (+3) CON: 10 (+0) INT: 16 (+3) DEX: 18 (+4) CHA: 20 (+5) Skills: Perception (+5), Deception (+9) Senses: Truesight, low-light vision, passive perception 13 Languages: Common Challenge: 5 (1,800 XP) Immunities: Mind-affecting spells, poison, sleep effects, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, and necromancy effects Proficiencies: No armor; simple weapons Natural Camoflauge: A mirrorfolk can blend in easily to any environment by reflecting the world around them. In order to notice a mirrorfolk using it鈥檚 camoflauge, players must pass a check with a DC 18. Reflection: Three times a day, a mirrorfolk may reflect a spell cast at it by passing a dexterity check (DC 16). This acts as though the mirrorfolk had cast the spell with the original caster as the target, or as though it had been directly reflected from a mirror (ex. A fireball caught by a mirrorfolk directly reflects the cone of effect). The Eye of the Beholder: A mirrorfolk may cast Charm Person, Hypnotic Pattern, Suggestion, Crown of Madness, or Enemies Abound up to four time per day at their base level. The four times are total, not for each spell. It may cast Minor Illusion or Prestidigitation at will. However, any illusion created by these spells (including Hypnotic Pattern) uses its own surfaces. The Scott鈥檚 Pet: Mirrorfolk act as guards to a human mage named Mulholland the Sculptor. Their primary goal of creation is to divert attention from Mulholland, and do so either through illusion or through turning party members against each other. They will also act as living shields if need be. However, mirrorfolk are considered awaken constructs, and their loyalty comes strictly from Mulholland鈥檚 kindness towards them.
Do So: twentyratsinatrenchcoat:
waywardmasquerade:


jabletown:

manicpixiedreamalien:

did-you-kno:

Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland 
creates creepy mirrored sculptures 
out of acrylic glass that makes 
them blend into their surroundings 
until your perspective shifts and 
they suddenly catch your eye.  Source Source 2

imagine getting lost in the woods and coming across these
on a scale of 1-10 how ready for death would you be

i didn鈥檛 know chaotic evil looked like someone鈥檚 dad from north dakota

Some one needs to stat these mirror beings ASAP



Mirrorfolk
Medium construct, lawful evil
AC: 15
HP: 100 (8d10+20)
Speed: 30ft
STR: 14 (+2)                  WIS: 16 (+3)
CON: 10 (+0)                  INT: 16 (+3)
DEX: 18 (+4)                CHA: 20 (+5)
Skills: Perception (+5), Deception (+9)
Senses: Truesight, low-light vision, passive perception 13
Languages: Common
Challenge: 5 (1,800 XP)
Immunities: Mind-affecting spells, poison, sleep effects, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, and necromancy effects
Proficiencies: No armor; simple weapons
Natural Camoflauge: A mirrorfolk can blend in easily to any environment by reflecting the world around them. In order to notice a mirrorfolk using it鈥檚 camoflauge, players must pass a check with a DC 18.
Reflection: Three times a day, a mirrorfolk may reflect a spell cast at it by passing a dexterity check (DC 16). This acts as though the mirrorfolk had cast the spell with the original caster as the target, or as though it had been directly reflected from a mirror (ex. A fireball caught by a mirrorfolk directly reflects the cone of effect).
The Eye of the Beholder: A mirrorfolk may cast Charm Person, Hypnotic Pattern, Suggestion, Crown of Madness, or Enemies Abound up to four time per day at their base level. The four times are total, not for each spell. It may cast Minor Illusion or Prestidigitation at will. However, any illusion created by these spells (including Hypnotic Pattern) uses its own surfaces.
The Scott鈥檚 Pet: Mirrorfolk act as guards to a human mage named Mulholland the Sculptor. Their primary goal of creation is to divert attention from Mulholland, and do so either through illusion or through turning party members against each other. They will also act as living shields if need be. However, mirrorfolk are considered awaken constructs, and their loyalty comes strictly from Mulholland鈥檚 kindness towards them.

twentyratsinatrenchcoat: waywardmasquerade: jabletown: manicpixiedreamalien: did-you-kno: Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland creates...

Do So: As a white dude who goes to the plasma center on the regular, I do so wearing my Bernie shirt everytime and try and engage others about it
Do So: As a white dude who goes to the plasma center on the regular, I do so wearing my Bernie shirt everytime and try and engage others about it

As a white dude who goes to the plasma center on the regular, I do so wearing my Bernie shirt everytime and try and engage others about it

Do So: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino's Movie Disrespects Him 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Alamy Stock Photo Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 1978's 'Game of Death.' solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in 鈥極nce Upon a Time in Hollywood.鈥橰emember that time Dr.鈥疢artin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted 鈥淜arma Is a Beach鈥 on the Tibetan ambassador鈥檚 limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That鈥檚 why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people鈥檚 perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino鈥檚 portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There鈥檚 a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the 鈥60s and 鈥70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That鈥檚 what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn鈥檛 give him a free pass for how he鈥檚 portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin鈥檚 faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of 鈥淗ey Boy鈥 (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as 鈥淗ey Girl鈥 (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That鈥檚 why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn鈥檛 fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn鈥檛 the only significant scene with him, if we鈥檇 also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman鈥檚 memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn鈥檛 put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce鈥檚 fight club was don鈥檛 fight 鈥 unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn鈥檛 on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.
Do So: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce
 Lee Was My Friend, and
 Tarantino's Movie Disrespects
 Him
 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 Alamy Stock Photo
 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 1978's 'Game of Death.'
solacekames:

8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in 鈥極nce Upon a Time in Hollywood.鈥橰emember that time Dr.鈥疢artin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted 鈥淜arma Is a Beach鈥 on the Tibetan ambassador鈥檚 limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That鈥檚 why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people鈥檚 perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino鈥檚 portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There鈥檚 a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the 鈥60s and 鈥70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That鈥檚 what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn鈥檛 give him a free pass for how he鈥檚 portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin鈥檚 faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of 鈥淗ey Boy鈥 (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as 鈥淗ey Girl鈥 (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That鈥檚 why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn鈥檛 fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn鈥檛 the only significant scene with him, if we鈥檇 also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman鈥檚 memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn鈥檛 put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce鈥檚 fight club was don鈥檛 fight 鈥 unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn鈥檛 on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.

solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial ar...

Do So: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here聽for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.聽 Somewhere between 录 to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.聽 A lot of the tickets are what I鈥檇 characterize as聽鈥渋ntro鈥 tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they鈥檝e written. Although this isn鈥檛 necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn鈥檛 uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).聽 We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.聽 We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven鈥檛, we help them do so.聽 This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.聽 This is a challenging process, although we鈥檝e found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).聽 We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.聽 We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we鈥檙e here.聽 We hope that we鈥檒l be able to help as many of them as possible.聽聽 There have been a few (thankfully few, that I鈥檝e seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.聽 To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.聽 They are coming to a new site that they aren鈥檛 familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.聽 You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don鈥檛 want to see them.聽 Or just scroll past.聽聽 2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.聽 This will not cause the authors to聽鈥済et in trouble鈥 (a concern I鈥檝e heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).聽 It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn鈥檛, they can edit it directly.聽 If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.聽 This is why AO3 exists.聽 We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.聽聽 I am a Taiwanese and I鈥檇 like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives鈥揾e has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed 鈥渟ensitive鈥, you can鈥檛 type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won鈥檛 even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don鈥檛 have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through 鈥渃hinese tradition family value鈥 but that鈥檚 another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 澶╀竴 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for 鈥渟elling obscene publications鈥 and 鈥渋llegal publication鈥 (she鈥檚 not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It鈥檚 a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that鈥檚 鈥渘ot approved鈥 by the government that they can literally ruin you.聽 Just recently the chinese government 鈥渃ontacted鈥 website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 鏅夋睙 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 slightly 鈥渙bscene鈥. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can鈥檛 even write any bodily interaction below neck (I鈥檓 not kidding here). But that鈥檚 not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 about the government, the military, the police, 鈥渟ensitive history鈥, 鈥渞ace problems鈥, which is鈥 you basically can鈥檛 write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can鈥檛 write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don鈥檛 even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that鈥檚 why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won鈥檛 be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I鈥檓 crying so loud鈥s a Chinese, you don鈥檛 know how your kindness meant to us. When I鈥檓 young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it鈥檚 getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn鈥檛 spell anything wrong) The OTW鈥檚 account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter鈥檚 posting system and AO3鈥瞫 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn鈥檛 speak, using translation programs that don鈥檛 understand fan terminology. This is exactly what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn鈥檛 get a chance to get the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a while. We are all part of fandom, so let鈥檚 take care not to leave anyone out. Just in case it isn鈥檛 clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn鈥檛 police content or remove things that are icky or obscene. Because it鈥檚 not you who defines what鈥檚 obscene. It鈥檚 the authorities.
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 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3
 News
 All News
 May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135
 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4
 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of
 new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions
 on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest
 welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees
 are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in
 languages other than English
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wetwareproblem:
wrangletangle:

zoe2213414:

eabevella:

naryrising:

You can read the post here聽for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.聽 Somewhere between 录 to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.聽 A lot of the tickets are what I鈥檇 characterize as聽鈥渋ntro鈥 tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they鈥檝e written. Although this isn鈥檛 necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn鈥檛 uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).聽 We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.聽 We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven鈥檛, we help them do so.聽 This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.聽
This is a challenging process, although we鈥檝e found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).聽 We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.聽 We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we鈥檙e here.聽 We hope that we鈥檒l be able to help as many of them as possible.聽聽
There have been a few (thankfully few, that I鈥檝e seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.聽 To this I would say:
1. Have patience and be considerate.聽 They are coming to a new site that they aren鈥檛 familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.聽 You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don鈥檛 want to see them.聽 Or just scroll past.聽聽
2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.聽 This will not cause the authors to聽鈥済et in trouble鈥 (a concern I鈥檝e heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).聽 It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn鈥檛, they can edit it directly.聽
If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.聽 This is why AO3 exists.聽 We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.聽聽

I am a Taiwanese and I鈥檇 like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users.
China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives鈥揾e has became a dictator). 
They censor words that are deemed 鈥渟ensitive鈥, you can鈥檛 type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won鈥檛 even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don鈥檛 have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either.
To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through 鈥渃hinese tradition family value鈥 but that鈥檚 another story). 
Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 澶╀竴 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for 鈥渟elling obscene publications鈥 and 鈥渋llegal publication鈥 (she鈥檚 not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It鈥檚 a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that鈥檚 鈥渘ot approved鈥 by the government that they can literally ruin you.聽 
Just recently the chinese government 鈥渃ontacted鈥 website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 
鏅夋睙

and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 slightly 鈥渙bscene鈥. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can鈥檛 even write any bodily interaction below neck (I鈥檓 not kidding here). 
But that鈥檚 not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 about the government, the military, the police, 鈥渟ensitive history鈥, 鈥渞ace problems鈥, which is鈥 you basically can鈥檛 write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). 
This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can鈥檛 write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don鈥檛 even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that鈥檚 why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. 
I bet it won鈥檛 be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. 


I鈥檓 crying so loud鈥s a Chinese, you don鈥檛 know how your kindness meant to us. When I鈥檓 young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it鈥檚 getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn鈥檛 spell anything wrong)

The OTW鈥檚 account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is
 constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get 
invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn 
how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter鈥檚 posting system and AO3鈥瞫
 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine
 if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn鈥檛 speak, 
using translation programs that don鈥檛 understand fan terminology.
This is exactly
 what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn鈥檛 get a chance to get
 the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a 
while. We are all part of fandom, so let鈥檚 take care not to leave 
anyone out.


Just in case it isn鈥檛 clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn鈥檛 police content or remove things that are icky or obscene.
Because it鈥檚 not you who defines what鈥檚 obscene. It鈥檚 the authorities.

wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here聽for more info, but I wanted to just add...

Do So: I HAVE TINY CRUSTACEANS STUCK IN MY GILLS! I'M HUNGRY FOR SEA BUGS! WHITETIP SHARK CLEANER WRASSE I NEED SOMEONE TO CARRY MY POLLEN TO OTHER FLOWERS I NEED NECTAR TO EAT! TICKSEED FLOWERS BUCKEYE BUTTERFLY l'M LOOKING FOR A BIG MEAL, BUT I NEED HELP FINDING A DEER I WANT TO EAT VENISON, BUT I'M TOO SMALL TO HUNT DEER! COMMON RAVEN COYOTE I NEED SOMEONE TO KEEP ANTS FROM EATING MY EGGS! I WANT A HOME WITH A BODYGUARD AND FREE ANT DELIVERY INCLUDED! COLOMBIAN LESSERBLACK TARANTULA DOTTED HUMMING FROG M. TILLERY - CYANEUS.COM /w/Av[ paramud: personal-scientist: draconym: themaishi: draconym: Mutualistic pairs for an 鈥淥dd Couples鈥 Valentine鈥檚 program at my work. (Why do so many of my big work projects revolve around Valentine鈥檚 programs?) Also, by 鈥渟ea bugs,鈥 I obviously meant 鈥済nathiid isopod larvae.鈥 The himan one is not as good as the rest If you mean the mutualism between humans and honeyguides, I respectfully disagree. Human/honeyguide mutualism is one of the most sophisticated interspecies relationships in the animal kingdom. While humans have domesticated many other animals for their labor, the honeyguide remains entirely wild while electing to partner up with humans. Both humans and honeyguides have each developed specific calls to signal to one another that they are on the hunt, and these calls greatly increase the likelihood of success. According to this paper: The production of this sound increased the probability of being guided by a honeyguide from about 33 to 66% and the overall probability of thus finding a bees鈥 nest from 17 to 54%, as compared with other animal or human sounds of similar amplitude. That鈥檚 fucking bonkers, you guys!!! There are people out there who over the course of human history have created a sound to communicate with birds, and the birds themselves have a Human Call they use to communicate with us. There is no other wild animal you can just make noises at and immediately communicate that you want it to come help you!!! What鈥檚 more, many scientists consider this relationship more exploitative on the honeyguide鈥檚 end than on our end! That鈥檚 unprecedented!! These birds have essentially negotiated a trade deal with humanity!!!! This is the stuff of fantasy movies, except it鈥檚 real. Here鈥檚 an article from The Guardian about the broader implications of this kind of relationship with wild animals. It鈥檚 a good read: Apart from with our gut bacteria, we humans don鈥檛 really have any mutualistic relationships with other creatures. There is no special tune that we can sing to magically attract nearby hedgehogs into our gardens to feast on slugs. There will never be a special wink that fishermen can offer otters, encouraging them to catch fish that we might then de-bone for them, in return for some of the catch. The world is poorer for this. OKAY BUT the noise we make at honeyguides is one of my favorite noises there is, and if y鈥檃ll haven鈥檛 heard the 鈥淏RRR-HM?鈥 call that hunters use to summon honeyguides you are SERIOUSLY missing out. There鈥檚 an audio clip on the Audobon Society鈥檚 article about them [link] @metalpaca
Do So: I HAVE TINY CRUSTACEANS
 STUCK IN MY GILLS!
 I'M HUNGRY FOR SEA BUGS!
 WHITETIP SHARK
 CLEANER WRASSE
 I NEED SOMEONE TO CARRY
 MY POLLEN TO OTHER FLOWERS
 I NEED NECTAR TO EAT!
 TICKSEED FLOWERS
 BUCKEYE BUTTERFLY
 l'M LOOKING FOR A BIG MEAL,
 BUT I NEED HELP FINDING A DEER
 I WANT TO EAT VENISON, BUT
 I'M TOO SMALL TO HUNT DEER!
 COMMON RAVEN
 COYOTE
 I NEED SOMEONE TO KEEP
 ANTS FROM EATING MY EGGS!
 I WANT A HOME WITH A BODYGUARD
 AND FREE ANT DELIVERY INCLUDED!
 COLOMBIAN LESSERBLACK TARANTULA
 DOTTED HUMMING FROG
 M. TILLERY - CYANEUS.COM
 /w/Av[
paramud:

personal-scientist:
draconym:

themaishi:

draconym:

Mutualistic pairs for an 鈥淥dd Couples鈥 Valentine鈥檚 program at my work. (Why do so many of my big work projects revolve around Valentine鈥檚 programs?)
Also, by 鈥渟ea bugs,鈥 I obviously meant 鈥済nathiid isopod larvae.鈥


The himan one is not as good as the rest 

If you mean the mutualism between humans and honeyguides, I respectfully disagree. Human/honeyguide mutualism is one of the most sophisticated interspecies relationships in the animal kingdom.
While humans have domesticated many other animals for their labor, the honeyguide remains entirely wild while electing to partner up with humans. Both humans and honeyguides have each developed specific calls to signal to one another that they are on the hunt, and these calls greatly increase the likelihood of success. According to this paper:
The production of this sound increased the probability of being guided 
by a honeyguide from about 33 to 66% and the overall probability of thus
 finding a bees鈥 nest from 17 to 54%, as compared with other animal or 
human sounds of similar amplitude.
That鈥檚 fucking bonkers, you guys!!! There are people out there who over the course of human history have created a sound to communicate with birds, and the birds themselves have a Human Call they use to communicate with us. There is no other wild animal you can just make noises at and immediately communicate that you want it to come help you!!!
What鈥檚 more, many scientists consider this relationship more exploitative on the honeyguide鈥檚 end than on our end! That鈥檚 unprecedented!! These birds have essentially negotiated a trade deal with humanity!!!! This is the stuff of fantasy movies, except it鈥檚 real.
Here鈥檚 an article from The Guardian about the broader implications of this kind of relationship with wild animals. It鈥檚 a good read:

Apart from with our gut bacteria, we humans don鈥檛 really have any 
mutualistic relationships with other creatures. There is no special tune
 that we can sing to magically attract nearby hedgehogs into our gardens
 to feast on slugs. There will never be a special wink that fishermen 
can offer otters, encouraging them to catch fish that we might then 
de-bone for them, in return for some of the catch. The world is poorer 
for this.



OKAY BUT the noise we make at honeyguides is one of my favorite noises there is, and if y鈥檃ll haven鈥檛 heard the 鈥淏RRR-HM?鈥 call that hunters use to summon honeyguides you are SERIOUSLY missing out. 
There鈥檚 an audio clip on the Audobon Society鈥檚 article about them [link]


@metalpaca

paramud: personal-scientist: draconym: themaishi: draconym: Mutualistic pairs for an 鈥淥dd Couples鈥 Valentine鈥檚 program at my work. (W...

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Further, this juvenile behavior made much of the wider artistic community sad thanks to his extremely petty and childish post on Instagram.聽 The terms of service on my site CultureHustle.com are incredibly clear:Quote: By adding this product to your cart you agree that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated with Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this product will not make its way into that hands of Anish Kapoor.聽 In direct violation to the above, on 10th of December 2016 a person by the name of Mr [Blanked out] placed an order via the culturehustle.com website, for one jar of PINK at 5:36 am. This order was placed on behalf of your gallery and was delivered to the Lisson Gallery in London at 11:38 am on the 13th of December. Shortly after which your gallery provided Mr. Kapoor with the substance and on the 23rd of December 2016 Mr. Kapoor posted a photograph on Instagram showing he was indeed in possession of the substance, he also included the caption聽鈥楿p Yours鈥. The comments on this post clearly demonstrate the negative impact such a gesture has had upon a wide community. He needs to say sorry for hurting everyone鈥檚 feelings. I remind you, hoarding colours and stealing other people鈥檚 colours without asking nicely isn鈥檛 big -rd it鈥檚 simply bad.聽 I said I think it would be best to resolve this matter amicably without this silly business escalating any further. However, if we are unable to resolve this in a timely and grown up way I am fully prepared to take further action which will no doubt become stressful and expensive.聽 Therefore I would appreciate it if:1. Your gallery would say sorry for giving my pink to Mr. Kapoor.聽2. Mr. Kapoor would give me my pink back. I don鈥檛 want him to have it.聽3. He will write 100 times,聽鈥業 will be nice, I will share my colours鈥 and he will post the same to his Instagram. Failing the above, an agreeable settlement would also be:1. The reimbursement of $3.99 (the cost of PINK minus shipping)2. And Mr. Kapoor to void his exclusive agreement to the use of Vanta Black in art. If you were to settle as above I will be more than happy to share all my colours with him, so he doesn鈥檛 feel left out and can join in with the rest of us. I look forward to resolving this matter.聽 Yours, Stuart Semple Thank you for captioning this! I鈥檇 seen it before but never been able to read it. Alright this is hilarious because Since they broke contract, he can sue them To avoid getting sued, they need to humilate themselves publicly AND convince Kapoor to do likewise If they don鈥檛 want to humiliate themselves and avoid getting sued, they need to convince Kapoor to give up his color copyright Stuart Semple everybody! I鈥 oh my gods this was always the plan. An irresistible Trojan horse. Of course Kapoor would get his hands on it, that was only a matter of time, and now Semple鈥檚 backed them into a corner. Is this what watching chess feels like?
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 Stuart Semp
 e Directors
 SSON GALLERY
 -54 Bell Street
 ndon, NW1 5DA
 mail and email to: contact@lissongallery.com
 BREACH OF TERMS OF SERVICE: CULTUREHUSTLE.COM
 ILLEGAL ACQUISITION ON BEHALF OF ANISH KAPOOR OF THE WORLD'S
 EST PINK
 PII
 ear Sirs
 aware that you represent Mr. Anish Kapoor, and I write today not to dob him in so that yo
 n tell him off but rather to try and resolve this matter. Unlike Kapoor I am not one to 'point th
 ger however on this occasion it has become important to do so
 old your gallery in the highest esteem, I am a fan of several of your artists, but on this
 casion you have been extremely naughty. You have been part of a conspiracy to illegally
 tain my PINK and provide Mr. Kapoor with it
 e have now finished fully researching this situation and it has come to our attention that you
 we been part of a conspiracy to obtain my PINK and provide Mr. Kapoor with it enabling him
 exploit the substance against my wishes. Further, this juvenile behaviour made much of the
 der artistic community sad thanks to his extremely childish and petty post on instagram
 e terms of service on my site CultureHustle.com are incredibly clear
 Hote: By
 way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor
 associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this paint
 Il not make its way into that hands of Anish Kapoor
 this
 duct to your cart you confim that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are
 direct violation to the above, on 10th of December 2016 a person by the name of Mr
 placed an order via the culturehustle.com website, for one jar of PINK at 5.36am. This
 Send Message

 stuartsemple 22m
 der was placed on behalf of your gallery and was duly delivered to The Lisson Gallery in
 ndon at 11.38am on the 13th of December. Shortly after which your gallery provided Mr.
 poor with the substance and on 23rd of December 2016 Mr. Kapoor posted a photograph or
 stagram showing he was indeed in possession of the substance, he also included the captio
 p Yours. The comments on this post clearly demonstrate the negative impact such a gesture
 shad upon a whole community. He needs to say sorry for hurting everyone's feelings.
 emind you, hoarding colours & stealing other people's colours without asking nicely isn't big
 rd it's simply bad.
 i said I think it would be best to resolve this matter amicably without this silly business
 calating any further. However, if we are unable to resolve this in a timely and grown up way
 n fully prepared to take further action which will no doubt become stressful and expensive.
 erefore I would appreciate it if:
 1. Your gallery would say sorry for giving my pink to Mr. Kapoor
 2 Mr. Kapoor would give me my PINK back. I don't want him to have it
 3. He will write 100 lines 'I will be nice, I will share my colours and he will post the same
 his instagram
 iling the above, an agreeable settlement would also be
 1. The re-imbursement of 拢3.99 (the cost of the PINK minus shipping)
 2 And Mr. Kapoor to void his exclusive agreement over the use of Vanta Black in art.
 you were to settle as above I will be more than happy to share all my colours with him, so he
 esn't feel left out and can join in with the rest of us.
 ok forward to resolving this matter
 ours
 uart Semple
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STUART SEMPLE FOUND THE PINK NARC. 

God this is the greatest art feud of our time.

Read the conditions of settlement. It鈥檚 gold.
Captioned because even I鈥檓 having trouble reading this:
[A screenshot from snapchat of a document that is cut off on the extreme edges, erasing the first and last two or three letters from each line. Doing my best to correctly transcribe]
Breach of terms of service: culturehustle.comIllegal acquisition on behalf of Anish Kapoor of the World鈥檚 Pinkest Pink
Dear Sirs,
I am aware that you represent Mr. Anish Kapoor, and I write today not to dob him in so that you can tell him off but rather to try and resolve this matter. Unlike Kapoor I am not one to聽鈥榩oint the finger鈥 however on this occasion it has become important to do so.聽
I hold your gallery in the highest esteem, I am a fan of several of your artists, but on this occasion you have been extremely naughty. You have been part of a conspiracy to obtain my PINK and provide Mr. Kapoor with it.
We have now finished fully researching this situation and it has come to your attention that you have been part of a conspiracy to obtain my PINK and provide Mr. Kapoor with it enabling him to exploit the substance against my wishes. Further, this juvenile behavior made much of the wider artistic community sad thanks to his extremely petty and childish post on Instagram.聽
The terms of service on my site CultureHustle.com are incredibly clear:Quote: By adding this product to your cart you agree that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated with Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this product will not make its way into that hands of Anish Kapoor.聽
In direct violation to the above, on 10th of December 2016 a person by the name of Mr [Blanked out] placed an order via the culturehustle.com website, for one jar of PINK at 5:36 am. This order was placed on behalf of your gallery and was delivered to the Lisson Gallery in London at 11:38 am on the 13th of December. Shortly after which your gallery provided Mr. Kapoor with the substance and on the 23rd of December 2016 Mr. Kapoor posted a photograph on Instagram showing he was indeed in possession of the substance, he also included the caption聽鈥楿p Yours鈥. The comments on this post clearly demonstrate the negative impact such a gesture has had upon a wide community. He needs to say sorry for hurting everyone鈥檚 feelings.
I remind you, hoarding colours and stealing other people鈥檚 colours without asking nicely isn鈥檛 big -rd it鈥檚 simply bad.聽
I said I think it would be best to resolve this matter amicably without this silly business escalating any further. However, if we are unable to resolve this in a timely and grown up way I am fully prepared to take further action which will no doubt become stressful and expensive.聽
Therefore I would appreciate it if:1. Your gallery would say sorry for giving my pink to Mr. Kapoor.聽2. Mr. Kapoor would give me my pink back. I don鈥檛 want him to have it.聽3. He will write 100 times,聽鈥業 will be nice, I will share my colours鈥 and he will post the same to his Instagram.
Failing the above, an agreeable settlement would also be:1. The reimbursement of $3.99 (the cost of PINK minus shipping)2. And Mr. Kapoor to void his exclusive agreement to the use of Vanta Black in art.
If you were to settle as above I will be more than happy to share all my colours with him, so he doesn鈥檛 feel left out and can join in with the rest of us.
I look forward to resolving this matter.聽
Yours,
Stuart Semple


Thank you for captioning this! I鈥檇 seen it before but never been able to read it.


Alright this is hilarious because
Since they broke contract, he can sue them
To avoid getting sued, they need to humilate themselves publicly AND convince Kapoor to do likewise
If they don鈥檛 want to humiliate themselves and avoid getting sued, they need to convince Kapoor to give up his color copyright

Stuart Semple everybody!


I鈥 oh my gods this was always the plan. An irresistible Trojan horse. Of course Kapoor would get his hands on it, that was only a matter of time, and now Semple鈥檚 backed them into a corner. Is this what watching chess feels like?

capsgirl19: residesatshamecentral: groot-scamander: troublesomegay: spontaneousmusicalnumber: fox-smulders: STUART SEMPLE FOUND THE...