So! We’re getting close to December 17th! The big day.

As we said before, none of the writers for BA are planning on leaving tumblr, but if our hands are forced and @nightmares06 is banned for having explicit bird posts, we’re working on having the blog uploaded to another site.

We’ll post a list of where to find everyone before that day comes, and on the 17th, there will be no new posts on BA, and I will be joining the mass protest to get the point across to tumblr that this change is not something we ever approved.

Until then, I’m going to go through the old asks that never got answered, answer the ones that I don’t remember answering, post a few of the prompts that people submitted that I never got around to writing so that people will be able to see the ideas we have floating around and you’re more than welcome to write your own story to them if you’re inspired. Remember, the yearly contest will be coming up soon!

A few of the asks I’m sure I answered back when we screenshotted them, but they could use updated answers now that some time has passed.

Hopefully you’ll see some of these get worked on soon, I just need some energy!

nightmares06:

@staff why is most of my bird blog @smauggles marked explicit?

Why do some of these say “explicit replog” but then give me no option for review when i go to the original post?

Most importantly, why are you not sending emails to notify me which posts have been marked explicit in order to give me the chance to contest?

In the event that I get the ax on the 17th, along with all my side blogs, I will be looking into other options to replace Tumblr before then.

We do plan on staying! But they might not let us.

Announcement!

It’s been a bit since the blog’s been more active, sorry about that! 

Turns out I got a virus the other week and I’ve been barely able to scrape myself together enough to work. I’m still recovering and having trouble using the computer for long periods of time, but it’s getting better over time.

A few things that happened that I didn’t get to announce here is @torchmlp has guessed the remaining two story titles! #lald is officially Live and Let Die, and #eotm, thanks to the Christmas day hint, is Epidemic of the Mannequins!

We will have Epidemic previewed shortly, and Live will get a peek once the excerpts have finished posting!

Both were guessed in the discord chatroom, so if you’re ever interested in the discussions that go on there, please feel free to join! We keep the environment friendly and as stress free as possible.

Contest is in full swing! Remember you’ve got three months to work on your entry, so don’t stress out! And try and stay healthy. Sick sucks. (While I had this virus my husband went and got a stomach bug so just imagine scrubbing puke from a bathroom while you’re sick yourself. Life is fun in winter.)

Remind me if there’s anything else I’ve forgotten. My head is fuzzy.

Commissions will resume shortly now that I’m slowly scraping myself back together and I might actually be able to write again.

Send in some asks!

Halloween Costume Contest

neonthewrite:

It’s a bit short notice for the upcoming spooky holiday, but I had a thought for a quick contest! The focus will be my own little borrower and everyone’s favorite honorary mouse: Oscar!

What I’d like to see from entries is your design for a Halloween costume for the little guy. It can be art or writing, as long as it includes a clear view/description of his costume. This contest isn’t going to run for very long and is meant to be more relaxed, so submissions need not be super fancy. Don’t do an extravagant painting or a novella for it (unless you want to, I guess!).

The deadline is November 5 at 11pm Central Standard Time.


Rules

  • Must include Oscar in his halloween costume – he’s ready for this free candy business! You can use whichever age you want
  • Other characters are allowed, but the submission won’t be judged based on any other characters
  • Keep it clean and respectful – this doesn’t need much explanation, but I’d like to remind people here that a culture is not a costume and I won’t accept anything sexual
  • Written submissions should include clear descriptions of the costume, more than just “dressed like a ____”
  • Drawn submissions should be more than a stick figure, it’s a relaxed contest but not a no-effort one

Prizes

Since it’s a short contest and it’s pretty chill, for now I have only a few prizes up for grabs. If I get a lot of entries, I can reconsider that and I’ll announce it as soon as I know.

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

  • 500-600k word story written by me

References

I’m guessing most people who follow me know who Oscar is from at least one story, but just in case, here’s a link to a few example pictures. Let me know if you need links to other resources about him; there are lots of stories out there to choose from.

Contact

In order to enter, you can post your entry on Tumblr or DeviantArt (if you don’t have an account on either, Archive of Our Own is also acceptable for writing). Then either @ me on tumblr or send me a note on DeviantArt (I am PL1 there). I’ll make a post with entries (or possibly add them to this one). If you made an entry and don’t see yours added to the list after a reasonable amount of time, let me know! There’s a chance I might miss it.

@neonthewrite is holding a little contest for the end of the spooky season! Go check it out!

brothersapart:

brothersapart:

It is indeed! It happens during one of the first three (3!) seasons of supernatural, and Dean grins after saying it.

Smug shit.

Sam also says the iconic #bah line later on in the series…

All of this happens within the first five seasons, though it may pop up later on as well, I can’t remember the entire series word-for-word, lol.

bah has been guessed! Guesses are no longer accepted for this and there will be a sneak peek for it coming soon!