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Pyro. They/them. Hopeless romantic. Author and artist, aspiring in both areas. Do not go gently into that good night.

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I'm finally starting to get my needs met (catching up on the personal task queue...semester is ending...recovering from work...I'm in love with two amazing people...) so I've actually started working on art projects again and I actually just might finish my Biggest Endeavor Yet before the new year!! It feels so good to finally have the energy to complete things again!!

Oh my god.

For context, YouTube is changing parts of its Terms of Service, and this is, as of today when I received this email, now in effect for those in the U.S.

Edit: Also, if you aren't part of the YouTube Partner Program, you won't get a cut of the revenue generated from the ads (source).

[Pic ID: Text that reads, "YouTube's right to monetize: YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the YouTube Partner Program." End ID.]

babushka -

That means ads on first aid videos!! 2 minute long unskiplable ads!!!

star-rice -

So this is a good time to shout out Newpipe. Its a very good alternative to the youtube app on your phone. It uses their APIs and stuff to pull videos and display them without ads. Ive been using it for a few days and Im absolutely smitten. It lacks a few functionalities as compared to the official app, but you can still recreate your subscription feed and play videos in the background (unlike the app). So theres a lot to enjoy, esp when Youtube has been pulling increasing amounts of bullshit. Unfortunately, its for android only bc Apple sucks big time, but if you have an android, its incredibly easy to install (obviously its not on any app store).

This page links to the APK files: https://newpipe.schabi.org/

If you're on desktop and still get ads, idk why you dont have origin blocker or any of the other big adblocking plugins/ad-ons, but please, do yourself a favor and get one.

princeofdoom -

There's also uBlockOrigin for desktop, I have never had issues with ads while using it.

star-rice -

Wow my brain blanked hard when I type "Origin Blocker" didn't it. But yeah, that one. Thats what I use. Idk if the landscape has changed since a while back when (the royal) we decided uBlockOrigin was better than ADB.

pyromanicsea -

Idk if anyone has said this yet but maybe this will work for ios users (I use it on android but information worth sharing still I think):

Firefox mobile browser + uBlock Origin on youtube mobile site. Autoplay doesn't work (and now sometimes youtube likes to interrupt videos to "see if you're still watching"..) but playing videos in the background does and ad blocking does.

Life Astray - Chapter 1 - pyromanicofthesea - Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (Anime & Manga) [Archive of Our Own]

An Archive of Our Own, a project of the
Organization for Transformative Works

Life Astray

Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (Anime & Manga)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Bakura Ryou/Yami Marik
Characters: Bakura Ryou, Yami Marik
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Not Canon Compliant, shadow magic probably doesn't work like this, Deathshipping, Slow Burn, Rating May Change

The horizon was much easier to see now, and the water of the lake glistened in the sinking sun. It was a shadow figure near the lake's edge that caught Ryou's attention. The shadow was bathed in darkness under the sun, whisps of inky black smoked off shoulders and up to the tips of what Ryou guessed would be hair. Ryou felt his heart race. It felt straight out of a horror movie, and despite everything Ryou had seen, somehow that was what made his pulse pick up.

Reflections in the Water - pyromanicofthesea - Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (Anime & Manga) [Archive of Our Own]

An Archive of Our Own, a project of the
Organization for Transformative Works

Reflections in the Water - Chapter One

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (Anime & Manga)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Bakura Ryou/Mutou Yuugi, Bakura Ryou/Yami Marik/Mutou Yuugi
Characters: Bakura Ryou, Mutou Yuugi, Marik Ishtar, Yami Marik
Additional Tags: Rating subject to change, Slow Burn, yami marik is kek, Alternate Universe - Ghosts

It was definitely the pricetag that convinced Ryou to buy the house, and not his private lifestyle surrounding the occult and all its secrets. It was definitely, certainly, without a doubt the pricetag.

pyromanicsea -

chapter two is up, click here to read!

So, i'm prepping for Pridecember (yugioh ship, tumblr), yeah? And i'm like "oh this is gonna be great, 31 prompts to write or draw Kaiba and Yami Yugi living their best lives", Mmk? "31 times I get to write or draw Kaiba happy, what more could I want?", you follow? So. Here's the thing. I'm sitting down and busting out this great lead into Day One and it just hits me. I, in my readings of Ryou-centered ships, FORGOT HOW TO WRITE KAIBA.

supermario -

Actually, some questions because I'm curious now.

So, in primary school (not college),

  • Were y'all taught how to write cursive?

  • Were y'all taught how to write a letter, or instead did y'all learn how to write an email?

  • Did your computer class include more than just learning how to type?

pyromanicsea -

Yes but for only one grade so, more like "sort of" (if you didn't get it then, it didn't mean anything)

Neither actually. It was one of those "you'll learn this next year, so we won't be covering it" -> "you should have learned this last year, so we won't be covering it" things in both cases. Most of my year just figured it out as we went (for both emails and letter-writing).

Computer classes didn't include learning how to type, we learned how to build a website and evaluate webpages for credibility (and also how to make "fake" emails) and also just played Flash games while pretending to work.

Deathshipping Kiss

For Pyro!!

(This is a commissioned piece, and I am open for additional commissions!)

Reference for the background from unsplash.com.

No reposting to other sites please, but reblogs are appreciated!

pyromanicsea -

Thank you again for this ♥♥


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The neighbors are playing a Mexican radio station on a loud but poor-reception radio and it's honestly an ambiance mood for today. The street in the distance is busy. Some birds are cheeping. I think I hear a frog or a squirrel or something else. I feel like I'm in a Fallout scene. It's all just a liminal mood.

Thief King

Did you think you would find peace here? How foolish you must feel now.

Made this testing the huion sketch app like, months ago. Drawing on a phone bites. I also spent a thousand years trying to shade before I decided screw it and threw on some cell shading. Work went much faster after that. Cell shading is the real og.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have morally grey yugioh characters to envision in happy epilogues.

pyromanicsea -

I have no power again lol guess the only logical thing to do is write more ygo ghost stories. Will they be gay? Psh as if I would ever write them any other way **eyeroll**

pyromanicsea -

I'm thinking since I keep teasing Heartshipping in the first ghost fic, I'll actually write a Heartshipping story in the next fic. Hmm. Maybe.

I have no power again lol guess the only logical thing to do is write more ygo ghost stories. Will they be gay? Psh as if I would ever write them any other way **eyeroll**

The fucking ghost fic has not been up for more than 24 hours and @kevlar01 has ALREADY convinced me I need to make MORE THAN ONE additional chapter by sending me some banger ideas on what else could happen. Best. Friend. Ever.

Sometimes I forget what I've written or how I've ended a chapter, so I almost end up spoiling future chapters in the comments. ¯(ツ)

Gentle reminder to anyone in the PNW area: stay inside with the AC recirculating inside air when at all possible, and if you do have to go out, DOUBLE MASK. If you can't run AC like that, consider wearing a mask even inside! These fires are creating some serious health risk conditions! Please be safe!!

See, I thought I was handling the whole pandemic stress levels thing pretty well since like, this is NOTHING compared to high school for me, but uhhhhhhh the thrillseeking behaviors, anxiety and dissociative spells, returning to writing and shipping themes that I frequented in high school, and frequent Y2K music choices say otherwise.

Like, i'm alright and have genuinely dealt with worse for longer so I will continue to be alright. But also. Oof, i'm glad i'm consciously aware of how i'm coping and what i'm coping from this time around.

#Pyro speaks #covid mention #pandemic mention #coping #coping mention #mild vent #seriously i'm alright and surviving i'm just shook because yeah i'm absolutely needing to cope #but then it's also weird to me #because i'm not like having a mental breakdown either #And I know a lot of folks are #Like this pandemic is basically teaching neutrotypicals what living with mental illness is like lmao #and also what living in a traumatic environment or going through traumatic experiences is like #Like people have asked me how i'm handling the pandemic stress so well and I just gotta kinda shrug because this literally does not compare to what I've previously been through #It sucks ass and I want the Rona to take a long walk off a short dock don't get me wrong #and if this all happened back when I was still in high school I honestly might not survive full stop #but as of right now this is just eerie and stressful #But not deathly overwhelming #Mildly negative #the tags convo is DEFINITELY negative #negative

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Hi i'm yugioh trash and would die for Mokuba Kaiba in a heartbeat

also i'm finally learning how to use Krita like an Artist TM instead of just *picks draw tool* *does draw thing*. Seriously i adjusted my brush and stablization settings and everything. And it's all yugioh's fault for inspiring me.