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I think you sent a selfie to a group of marines.


I think you sent a selfie to a group of marines.



Question about posting an unfinished story behind the cut.

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This has come up a bit lately. :)  I am partial to frequent updates of stories…twice a week or weekly.  The reason being that I’m worried people will lose interest if I make them wait longer.  Most people are reading several fanfics at the same time, and unless mine is unique enough or updates enough, then it might start to..’blend’ with others in their mind. 

I say this because it’s how I feel.  I love reading so many stories - some are unique enough that even a long delay of months won’t matter, because I’m absorbed in it and it shares few elements with others.  But some have similar elements…coffee shop AUs, college AUs, mermaid AUs in particular and to be honest, if it’s been awhile I have to go back and try to recall just to make sure I remember what was happening.  Other stories I enjoy but I’m not invested in; so the bigger gaps make it harder to stay interested altogether. 

So to sum up:  personally, I prefer weekly or twice-weekly updating to keep more readers involved.  But I know most writers struggle to have that much time, and the feedback often keeps them going (writing an entire story without feedback can be difficult sometimes). 

But if it’s dark and going to keep people clawing back for more, it’s probably not much of an issue.  Although when I was posting darker stuff, it was hard making people wait too long for the next part!

Anyway, can’t wait to see what you have in store…from the snippets you posted before…I’m already hooked. :)

I figure that the updates might be twice a month, instead of twice a week.  It’s definitely not a coffee shop or mermaid au.  I think I’ll check with my beta and see how he feels about at least one a week.  I don’t think I will start posting it until Roping is done though. 


I got an assignment in this awesome class I'm taking today to find an example in media (tv show/movie) of the rape culture discourse and then to transcribe the scenario. Can you think of any good examples off the top of your head? Or maybe your followers would have ideas too :D







I decided to do a Stickers GiveAway Because I did some for HobbitCon but I wasn’t able to finish them…!
Waiting for the 2K giveaway I decided to do a random one now, because I love you and all…


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If you follow kaciart, you know there’s a huge issue with an instagram user right now, being a right pain in the ass. Now, there’s a customised letter about another user, stucky_stark that can be found here, but there wasn’t one for winter_soldier_rp - until now.

Ladies and Gentlemen and all others, may I present, the letter you can use to email/contact instagram about art theft. Including all links to originals and the corresponding reposts. Its a long fuckin list. I apologise for your dash, I really do, but I refuse to put this under a cut because it needs to be seen, it needs to be spread, and more importantly, people need to contact instagram about it to get the art down.

If you know the artist? Contact the artist! They can place their own copyright claim that we can’t do as fans unless we’re the artists! Please, please let them know! 

So here it is. Feel free to copy and paste it, change it - these are ALL the pictures and sources that I can find. I think I only couldn’t find two or three. Took me fuckin forever. Enjoy.

To whom it may concern,

This profile is filled with stolen artwork. Any time an artist has requested that the art be taken down, winter_soldier_rp has simply deleted the comments, or responded that they don’t have to, because the “art is on the internet to be taken”. I managed to find most of the original posts of art for comparison. Please, please remove this users account. They’ve shown no remorse, and they’re clearly going to continue stealing art!

Original: http://mawoee.tumblr.com/post/81952769538/tabula-rasa-because-too-many-bucky-feels-after
(Note the artists tumblr that winter_soldier_rp cropped out and replaced with their own)
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/nIjJE5DYUz/

Original: http://n-a-blue-box.tumblr.com/post/82866383377/its-not-too-late-to-make-things-right-bucky-at
(Note that the artist asks specifically for their work not to be reposted)
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/nFy1UuDYZZ/

Original: http://yazzdonut.tumblr.com/post/52609357389
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/nC__kajYW8/

Original: http://hallpen.deviantart.com/art/Coming-Up-Next-401233408
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/nAtOSKjYX4/

Original: http://pain-art.deviantart.com/art/stucky-croptop-448142333
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/m_2lqhjYXX/

Original: http://buckybun.tumblr.com/post/83105256735/by-445-pixiv
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/m-HUHAjYRV/

Original: http://my-pornstache.tumblr.com/post/50374879735/src
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/m9Anv3jYfX/

Original: http://sodamu1002.tumblr.com/post/81180778891
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/m8-TwfjYb8/

Original: http://eatingcroutons.tumblr.com/post/82100460110/slavaxixkrov-request-for-someone-to-draw-bucky
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/m6mU4RDYaQ/

Original: http://pain-art.tumblr.com/post/81898943222/steve-by-pain-art
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/m6jtYWjYV1/

Original: http://melloria358.deviantart.com/art/bucky-barnes-446950789
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/m2bXCBDYRj/

Original: http://aric-rhein.tumblr.com/post/82465189934/no
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/mtpCAojYaX/

Original: http://toofargal.tumblr.com/post/81884895927/my-life-after-watched-captain-america-the-winter
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/mrNkl9DYZp/

Repost: http://instagram.com/p/mm3amjjYUW/
(artist cannot be refound, but note the signature on the side)

Original: http://bluehippopo.deviantart.com/art/Skinny-again-322676401
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/mhn9F0jYSy/

Original: http://starfleetbabe.tumblr.com/post/36970290799/if-we-dont-get-some-bucky-nat-in-captain-america
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/mZXTVLDYW1/

Original: http://drchopper7.deviantart.com/art/steve-and-bucky-328359753
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/ljwGSrDYRY/

Original: http://nani-mi.deviantart.com/art/Natasha-Bucky-316810636
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/ljvn3PjYRA/

Original: http://lithium-tears.deviantart.com/art/Winter-is-Here-418494708
Repost: http://instagram.com/p/lHsWSSjYbI/

I know this is a long list - its because its such a long list that this needs attention. This user is an art thief, and will not stop stealing work from so many artists. Any artists who contact them to get their work removed get deleted, and blocked so they can’t complain.

Please, please fix this.

Please, please signal boost. I never normally ask for signal boosting on things like this, but this is important. They’ve blatantly ripped art off, and they’ve refused to take it down when asked by artists. 

Thank you for your time, and again, I apologise for the post on your dash.

Now if someone else could do the same for bucky_barnes__soldier that would be great! I just don’t have the energy to do one myself tonight, but I might tomorrow if no-one else does! Especially since they decided to make a special post just for me on their account, so sweet. 


Decide if you do indeed want to do this, and work from there. Only advice I can give.

I’ll be finishing the story either way. I guess my question is would a slightly longer wait…

*snort* I guess my problem is I tend to get impatient with myself. 

Also, I usually don’t do a lot of tagging up front on stories.  This one however, I plan to tag the hell out of it.  Sure, it may spoil it a little, but I’d rather have a few people spoiled than triggered. 

Decide if you do indeed want to do this, and work from there. Only advice I can give.

I’ll be finishing the story either way.  I guess my question is would a slightly longer wait between posted chapters be ok, or if I should wait until it is either completely done or at least almost finished. I’m not a giant fan of cliffhangers personally, so if I write one, I try to have the next part out fast.  And there are a lot of fics that I would like to read, but they update like 3 times a year and that’s puts me off from reading them - I tend to mark them for later and go back once they are complete. 

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