RP Theft Alert: Heroes of Humanity

heroicfictions:

It is saddening that I have to make another post like this, but its been brought to my attention that the RP Heroes of Humanity consisting of several of our former members and some old mods have stolen a large amount of creative property from Save This City and our previous RP, Into Each Generation. And we aren’t the only ones who have noticed. Here is an ask that was sent days before any of us found the RP.

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Each mod of this RP is one of our previous members. Some members are our old mods. These were mods who were recent additions to the team when our structures had been in place for some time, not mods who brought those ideas to our games. I believe this is an important thing to distinguish.

Just a small number of things they have stolen are:

  • Similar themes and color scheme and both comic themed RPs
  • Similar rules format and near identical wording in places, all in the same order
  • Use of “seasons” for telling plots
  • Plots of the Week
  • Previouslys
  • Our etiquette guide
  • Our locations format
  • Online interactions with person to person interactions only allowed to take place in chatzy or para.
  • Costumed/Masked PMs to differentiate personas
  • An OOC quotes tag on the main.
  • Para mashups
  • In character questionnaire challenges
  • Same character bio format and use of both tags and singular character pages for preferences (most rps use one of the other)
  • Same relationships, triggers page and follow page formats (all the same categorization and formatting)


Some of these are minor things and some far larger but the fact all these things exist in the same RP and our statcounter shows them having been stalking our page (which we will not post screenshots of for privacy reasons) indicates they have almost identically copied our whole structure and mode of operation. A lot of this is very unique to our games, which have been around for over two and a half years now. Some RPs do one or two of these things, but no other RP does them all, in the exact same way. We will always say that we don’t mind the occasional idea being used for inspiration here and there and have given previous games and mods permission to implement some of our ideas in the past. A problem arises when someone copies almost our whole game identically.

We also have reason to believe the members of this RP have been spreading discord, attacking our mods in their OOC chat and spreading rumors that have disrupted the course of our game and begun to create an unsafe environment for our players. This is not acceptable. I urge anyone who is considering joining this game to think twice before doing so. I have included screenshots below as evidence. Please reblog and get word out.

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shadowstep-of-bast:

scratchingpad:

Kittens post naptime

there are tears running down my cheeks i cannot handle this amount of pure unadulterated cute someone send help

          “I held a drink out to Cerberus and told him it wasn’t cold enough, so he spat ice cubes into the glass. Still not sure how to feel about that.”

test-your-luck:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.
One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.
 ”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER

test-your-luck:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.

One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.

 ”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER

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fallingblade:

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"What are you looking at?"

"Once I figure that out, I’ll tell you." Makes a face.

glitch/distortion gif tutorial in cs5

brideofsparda:

professionalbara:

hey yea i was asked by a few people how i made this gif set so i thought i might as well make a tutorial about it !! i’m by no means a professional at all lol and with still frames i’m sure it’s different from moving gifs of people talking or whatever but hey this is super basic and maybe this’ll help people !!

i’ll start something new and i’ll explain how i made thiiiiis —

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stylish-alastor

PSA (Triggers and Content Warnings)

tttraitre:

string-me-along:

STOP DOING: 

  • #tw (subject), #tw; (subject), tw: (subject)
  • Tumblr Savior and other similar programs read the first word after the hastag and not the rest. This helps no one who wants to block a specific subject. Also I’m pretty sure that semicolons and colons mess with the programs too.

NEVER DO:

  • #trigger, #trigger warning
  • This is so vague and helps no one at all like damn stop doing this guys like really please stop

KEEP DOING:

  • #(subject) tw, #(subject) cw, or just #(subject) for generally when its not the first post being made, like if you don’t want it to be in the tags
  • Savior programs block things that say ‘#(subject)' as it counts as a single word and prevents the program from blocking out posts that just say (subject). You can also just have #(subject) in the post itself and those programs will automatically block the posts.
  • CW/content warnings are used for when the subject its not really specifically considered to be something that could bring on PTSD or the like #vomit cw or #blood cw, as opposed to something like #suicide tw. Basically, use them when you don’t wanna come off as a tool lol

THAT IS ALL

Actually, all ways work. Tumblr Savior is very good with picking up what you have in your black list. The way in which you tag it doesn’t matter. Tumblr savior reads all the tags — the only reason it may not block the post is because it’s misspelled. 

^ that right there. All ways work fine and blacklists do not discriminate in how you tag it nor where it is in the actual tag (whether it’s immediately after the hashtag or not).

You know what doesn’t work? NOT TAGGING IT AT ALL or tagging the TRIGGER with the PHOBIA.

Stop tagging triggers by their associated phobias, people. The phobia tag is meant for people to have the closest thing to a safe space or to discuss with others on how to cope with said trigger, not to find the damn trigger staring them in the face (literally, in the event they have a phobia of eyes staring at them). If there’s any shit tagging method that needs to be stopped, it’s that.

(Source: textsfromdmc)

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medievalpoc:

[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]

So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.

I’ve posted about this before.

Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:

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And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:

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Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.

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And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.

The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.

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Medievalpoc, a blog dedicated to show the presence of PoC in Western art history, is something I recommend to many readers. The articles are researched to the best knowledge of and research available to the blog owner, there are tons of recommended books and papers and it’s always an interesting and eye opening read, not just for history and art buffs.
But apparently, not all people see it this way.. and it’s disgusting what kind of reactions follow suit. Posting (assumed) personal information, harassment, stalking (both on the internet and offline) - the blog owner is literally terrorised and had to go to the police several times already.
Even if one does not agree with the way the blog is done, what topics are discussed and what certain reactions to asks are: This does not condone behaviour of this type in any way. Never. And it’s only made worse due to the fact that many of these attacks are directed towards the blog owner with racial slurs - because that’s the real snag here.
"Modern media does not exist in a vacuum." (mission statement of medievalpoc) - and this goes for the reactions, too. They don’t stem  from a few "internet trolls" that are just "blowing off steam". If they would want to do that, they wouldn’t attack a person and go to such lengths as to dig up (again assumed) personal information, following someone around, etc.

I just hope that by spreading this, more people will come to realise that this is a blog worth following and letting the owner know, that it’s worthwhile what she’s doing.

Okay but hear me out…

pewpuupalace:

Legendary father has twin sons….

One is “good” the other is “evil” (in relative terms)

One wears a trench-coat with no under-shirt, the other wears a lot of blue.

The twin’s mother is a blonde woman named Eva.

The “evil” twin is later reincarnated as the right-arm of a revolver-weilding man who wears a trench coat.

The third game is a prequel….

guys…

I figured it out…

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farorescourage:

What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?
Dissociative Identity Disorder, or previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder until 1994 when the DSM-IV 4th revised edition was published. The essential feature of Dissociative Identity Disorder is the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of behaviour. There is typically one ‘primary’ personality, and treatment for this disorder is often sought out by this primary alter. Often there are two to four personalities by the time that treatment is sought out, but there is a distinct pattern of more emerging during the course of therapy. The personalities within DID are often as complex as any human you would meet on the street, each having their own speech and behaviour patterns and tics, memories, personal relationships, age, gender, range of vocabulary, and general knowledge. All of these facets determine what the personality will do next.
It’s quite common for the personalities present to be very different and even the opposites of each other in many ways, and the extent of their differences can go so far as having a different dominant hand for writing. It has been known that alternate personalities will have different eyeglass prescriptions (and will complain about wearing the wrong one), medication prescriptions (as they will take themselves to the doctor as well), and may even claim to have allergies to things that the dominant personality does not. It is not entirely uncommon for the personalities to be ‘aware’ of the other ones in the sense that they may have the voices of the others echo in their unconscious - but they will not know to whom these ‘voices’ belong. The number of reported identities can range from as low as 2 to more than 100. Half of reported cases include individuals with 10 or fewer identities. Alternate identities have been seen taking ‘control’ in sequence, one often at the expense of another. Many personalities deny the existence of others, but some personalities have been seen to be extremely critical of or in conflict with another. In rare cases, one or more ‘powerful’ dominant personalities will “allocate time” for the others to expose themselves.

DID is not viewed as conscious deception. The issue for DID is not whether it is real, but rather how it develops and is maintained.

A split in the personality wherein two or more fairly separate and coherent systems of being exist alternately in the same person is very different from any recognised symptoms of schizophrenia.

What are the Symptoms of DID?

  • Gaps in memory which can not be explained by general forgetfulness. These can go from periods of hours to days. All personalities present in DID present this symptom, so gaps in memory are asymmetrical. The more passive the personality is in manifestation, the fewer memories it has. This is in contrast to the more dominant personalities, which will have fuller, whole, more complete memories.
  • If one of the present alters has a tendency for self harm, people with DID will have inexplicable wounds on their body.
  • Rapid blinking, facial changes, changes in voice (tone, depth control) and demeanor, or disruption in the individual’s train of thoughts are all sign of a ‘switch’ in personality.
  • Auditory or visual hallucinations - this is thought to be caused by a non-controlling personality unable to ‘get out’ and control the body, and these often manifest in auditory hallucinations such as hearing orders being given.
  • Less of biographical memory for extended periods of time in childhood and adolescence, for early onset.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Persistent headaches.
  • Sudden phobia onset.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Suicidal ideation and attempts.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Depersonalization.
  • Self-harming behaviour.

Who tends to get DID and what causes it?
This disorder is three to nine times more common in women than it is in men, and can begin in childhood and not be diagnosed until adulthood. Females with DID tend to have 15 personalities on average, whereas males with DID often only have 8 personalities on average. There is an average 6 to 7 year gap from first report of DID symptoms to diagnosis of DID. Several studies suggest that DID is more common in first degree relatives of someone with DID than within the general population. This disorder is often comorbid (co-occurring) with disorders like Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Somatization Disorder.

People with DID have frequently reported a history of severe physical and sexual abuse, most especially during childhood. There is a controversial debate around the validity of these reports, as people with DID are statistically shown to be highly susceptible to suggestive influences, however many of these reports can be confirmed with objective evidence, and as not everyone with sexual abuse in their history develops DID, there is the theory that there is a diathesis which spurs the creation of the disorder. One theory is that people who develop DID have very high levels of fantasy, and that the dissociation from the trauma through fantasy created splits within the persona. Another theory states that DID may be an enactment of learned social roles. This is due to the fact that more alters tend to appear in adulthood and within therapy, typically due to suggestions by the therapist.

It is hypothesized that individuals suffering from DID have an insecure or disorganized attachment style because they were exposed to the chaotic behaviour of their caregiver. A study in Canada confirms that attachment styles has a significant link to rates of dissociative symptom reports. 

How is DID treated?
Treatment for DID is complex and requires heavy use of psychotherapy, where the therapist and the client work in tandem to create a cohesion between all of the personalities if possible.  Psychotherapy will also address the natural issues of anxiety caused by the disorder within the client and will work to prevent the manifestation of a comorbid anxiety disorder. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy which is used most often with sufferers of PTSD but has recently been applied to DID sufferers with positive results. Certain behavioural therapists will go about treating this by only responding to a single personality, though this is generally looked down upon within the psychological community.

All information for this post is based on data from the DSM-IV-TR.

When your RP partner deletes their blog

pinkfastener:

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primalevolent:

    It amused the Taskmaster. How this Alastor could find it so easy to speak down on him, with his holier than thou mindset. Although the beast wasn’t a fan of self-righteous scum, he endured the meaningless words that were projectile flung his way.

A shadow, Taint was not. But what a common mistake that was. Not many could tell he was an independent creature of flesh and blood unlike the Deathvoids, a species so akin to his own that it was difficult to tell the difference.

How disappointed Taint would be should he be privy to the fact that Alastor had failed in discerning them. So much for royalty.

"Boredom isn’t something I often feel," he rumbled, peering down at Alastor with attentive eyes, "especially not when both forms I may assume are my own. May this one be a carbon copy inked black, the other is not. A shame you’re bored. It isn’t a very nice thing to experience. Might I propose an alternative?"

Turn around and walk away. He would tell him that were it not for Alastor being quite the morsel of entertainment.

"So you’re…. not capable of higher thought beyond looking for your next meal, then?” That had been the criterion he held the demon to, and it looks like he scored it with flying colors! That said, Alastor found the next part of the statement troubling in how little sense it made.

"If one of your forms is a ‘carbon-copy’ then it stands to reason it’s not yours or else it wouldn’t be a copy, but original, hm?” The shadow couldn’t possiblyfind it acceptable to be saying two different things at once, but then again, Alastor had the feeling he was going to have to hold this creature to a very low standard. He would consider those alternatives for boredom later, when the demon decided to fix the language center of his brain.