Tumblr: *rolls out “best stuff first”*
on the one hand this is a joke post because lol i have never made a good post in my life, but also, if i hadn’t made the connection between this update and my sudden nosedive in activity, i would have been really fucking discouraged about all the shit i’ve been working on lately. i guarantee there are people on tumblr right now who haven’t made that connection, and who are trying to figure out why suddenly no one likes anything they’ve made. and that fucking sucks.
Reminder to go into your settings and turn off ‘Best Stuff First’ because my activity’s tanked a couple days ago for no reason so this stuff IS happening.
You WILL miss content with that setting on.
i ain’t joking when i say that my activity looks JUST like this too and i wasn’t sure why
I can only find the option on the app under Settings > Dashboard Preferences.
To support content creators do us a favour and turn off “Best stuff first”. Open the tumblr app (Android or iOs) and go to “Settings > Dashboard Preferences. And please reblog this post, so that everybody will see this. Thank you very much!
I assumed I just wasn’t writing very well, but maybe it’s not just me.
Am I supposed to pay to get my writing in front of followers now?
We interrupt your regularly-scheduled sci-fi content because this is important for app users, and it sucks. We all follow blogs because we want to see their content, not to have a crappy algorithm decide what’s best.
This blog is down approximately 80%, which doesn’t affect me other than as an annoyance (as this is a hobby and @okayto is small-ish) but the issue undoubtedly hurts others.
Below are instructions for turning it off. You have to do it individually–it doesn’t matter if a blog you follow turns it off, you’ll still be affected unless you do the same.
We don’t normally reblog PSAs, but this is very clearly affecting us, too! If you haven’t been getting your daily dose of RPG humor, this setting is probably why. Turn it off so you can see all the silly shit players say!
Trying to reblog the versions of these instructions with the most notes, so they’ll actually show up for the people afflicted by this update.
So that’s why stuff’s been repeating out of order >:(
This makes so much sense now! I just thought people didn’t really like some of my writing, but then they started finding my chapters out of order. I have been told that they had to search to find the rest. Wow.
“Enough,” Kyrylo shouted. “Sit down, if you don’t want to get hurt…”
“I wouldn’t want to get hurt…” Jim agreed, and regarded him as he slowly sat in the chair. His eyes narrowed. As the man leaned over to retie him, Jim grabbed his tie clip and stabbed him in the throat. Looking shocked, the man fell over, gurgling sounds coming from his throat.
Kyrylo lurched up in a blind fury. He pointed his gun and grabbed Jim by the throat. “Little piece of shit…” he roared, and slammed him back against the chair. Then he pistol-whipped Jim, making him cry out.
Explosion of pain. Blood spraying. Shock. Jim gasped for breath, and forced himself to stay conscious. “Terrible mistake, Kyrylo…” he murmured in a daze. “Start making peace - with your pathetic excuse for a god…”
“What did you say?” Kyrylo muttered incredulously, and stepped towards him.
Never mind, I said: hands off my boss!
(okay… slight exaggeration XD)
Jim toys with a declaration of war… what exactly did Tiger do??
God, that mix of incredulity, outrage and lust on Jim’s face was priceless, and more than worth a knife to the throat… no, even better for it. As the broad side of the blade pressed against his neck, there was another insane rush of adrenaline. The addict in Sebastian was tripping out on it madly.
Jim’s eyes glowed with the same kind of drunken crazy that likely burned in his own, as they were locked in a breathless moment of who would blink first. Feeling a slow, slow rotation of the steel towards its edge, Sebastian jerked his neck back from the blade, wrenched it from Jim’s hand and flung it away, but not before it had nicked his arm. Too late he realised his quick look to assess the minor damage was a mistake, as the right side of his vision exploded into stars. With blood dripping down his face and the sudden taste of it in his mouth, he finally snapped.
You and Sebastian were having lunch when you asked something out of the blue.
[Y/N]: Hey Seb, do you think the boss is cute?
SM: What, sorry, why do you ask that?
[Y/N]: I don’t know, i think he’s cute and i wanted a second opinion.
~later that day~
[Y/N]: Sir? I did what you asked and I have the footage.
JM: Wonderful work. We’ll be doing more of this in the future, [Y/N].
[Y/N]: Looking forward to it, Sir.
Steve, you bastard…!
What Tiger’s been waiting for…
(And Jim, but that’s a secret… So hush now, if you don’t want to be ssskinned.)
Jim was distracted by this when Sebastian spoke - so at first he merely blinked at the murmured words.
Did he say -
Had he not just been fantasizing about endearments?
Unacceptable… and yet…
Jim huffed out a laugh, and his hand slowed.
“Sometimes my dear… you jump so far over the line that it can’t be seen anymore. I knew you were a reckless, impulsive creature, but… I had no idea how much, Tiger,” he said curiously. “What to do, what to do…”
One year since our fic Red and Tooth and Claw began!
Happy anniversary and big, warm hugs, @by–a–whisker! Thank you for sharing this journey, it’s been suuuch a lovely year! :D
Sixteen published chapters, three more waiting impatiently in the wings… and only one month has passed for our adorable idiots (including the timelapse)… They do go on, don’t they… XD
(Yes, I know… mostly Jim.)
Ohhh, Happy Anniversary Hugs back @greenfaeriefeverdream , It’s been a such a blissful year of RP, thank you for sharing it and making it into what it still is: a joyride and an absolute pleasure! <3 <3 <3
(Seb: I don’t mind the theatrics.