Anonymous asked: "Hi, I saw your donation drive on AO3, and I'm wondering what the money is for, exactly? $70,000 seems like a /lot/ of money. Is there somewhere I can see a list of intended purposes? Thank you!"

januarium:

transformativeworks:

70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.

I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider donating as well.

Why Crediting is Important

whatiscredit:

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What’s supposed to happen

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What’s happening when you don’t credit

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What you’re making them do

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Every artist grow by displaying their work and getting critique. But when their work is spread around without any credit to the artist, AND EVEN MAKES THE OWN ARTIST DELETE IT FROM HIS/HER SITE it lost the purpose and meaning.

rennerei:

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rennerei:

god of trolls

thelittlebigadventure:

アベンジャーズ詰め合わせ2 by べーごま

Translated by: RurutiaDariya/thelittlebigadventure

Translating this one took all of my feels jfc I’m out. 

"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see that you are unarmed."

William Shakespeare
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Single-handedly the greatest text post and gif pairing I have yet to see.

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One of the first insults I ever used!

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free-loki:

eleathyra:

Catching that hammer looks surprisingly easy.

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usedupshiver asked: "Artist meme thingy... 4, 8, 22... <3"

4. What defines your artistic style?

I really do not know. I don’t think I have defined style, I’m still searching!

8. What is your favourite piece that you have done?

Right now it’s the Golden Tony ♥

22. List at least one of your “artspirations.”

Inspirations or aspirations? :D

if inspirations: then practically anything I read lately (mostly fanfics)

If aspirations: I would of course like to get better at the things I don’t like drawing like backgrounds and anatomy. Improvement in general, to be able to find my own style

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Thanks for asking hon ♥

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