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InktoberVC—Day 01: An alternate book cover!
Interview with the Vampire + Arrested Development
Rue Royale Spring Colletion for 20??
I’ve posted these before, but they seem relevant around now. Merman Lestat & Merman Louis, just in time for Prince Lestat and The Realms of Atlantis
Look, here’s the deal with tumblr: it moves fast. A lot of people follow enough blogs that scrolling through one’s entire dash is impossible. I remember the days when I could wake up in the morning and scroll back to the last post I saw before bed. Sweet, summer child.
Here’s the other deal with tumblr: I see so much anxiety about reblogging one’s own stuff, be it art; analysis; fanfiction; hell, personal posts and replies. I have (and continue to feel deeply) that anxiety. Every time, my inner critic and I go through the same song and dance.
Critic: You look like you’re begging for notes/replies/reblogs. People will think you’re needy/full of yourself/have to be the center of attention. You already have a few notes, why do you need more? Other people have it worst than you. Ugh, you’re just clogging the dashes of your followers. If they wanted to read it, they’d have read it already.
Me: *ball of anxiety* You’re right. Wait, no you’re not. Wait, maybe you are. Wait, no—
I’d say it’s 50/50, even now, that I’ll reblog myself.
And you know what? Fuck that.
- Not everyone can get through their dash in a sitting.
- Timezones are a thing.
- Work hours are a thing, also affected by timezones.
- Life away from tumblr is a thing (what??? I know).
There are so many reasons a person might not see your fic/art/stuff the first time. Reblog it the next day. Reblog it a week from now. Hell, set up a schedule or a queue and have it reblog itself three months from now. Go back through old fics and reblog the ones you really liked; I guarantee you have followers who are new enough to have never seen it or who would like to reread it.
Be proud of the work you do.
Oh yeah, I felt that resistance from here.
Say it again. Out loud. Write it on a post-it note and stick it where you’ll see it.
Be proud of the work you do.
You wrote/made it for a reason. And yeah, part of that reason was probably to share it with other fans. Otherwise, why post at all? I know. Man, I get it. I’m cringing even writing that. The fucked-up “don’t show off” mentality runs deep, right?
Fuck that, too.
If you have followers who unfollow you because you’re reposting your stuff (and this is hard to prove, remember; maybe they quit tumblr, maybe their interests diverged from yours, whatever), who cares? Let them go. For everyone who leaves you, many will stay. And many will be happy to see that thing they missed because of work, life, sleeping. Especially if you follow a few points of tumblr/dash etiquette:
- Use cuts/read mores for anything longer than a few hundred words (I tend to cut at about 400-500 words, though if something’s under about 700 I might leave it).
- Reblog at reasonable intervals (day/evening, next day reblog, etc. Hourly might be a bit much ;D).
- Use tags so people can filter appropriately.
Be proud of the work you do.
(Write it down. Yes, you. <3)
it’s honestly helpful for those of us that can’t check tumblr at work if you DO reblog your stuff. If you’re an artist, i’m following you because i want to see your art and I don’t want to miss it. But I’m at work all day and I can’t check tumblr for obvious reasons.
Dude, just reblog that shit. I want to see your shit. That’s what I’m here for. You inspire me and I don’t want to miss that.
I DID NOT KNOW THANK U FOR INFORMING ME (HAPPY CAPS OR TERRIFIED CAPS?? IDK BOTH)
^LOOK AT THIS EXTREMELY RED COVER. LET IT BURN YOUR EYES OUT WITH ITS GLORY (can I just mention that the blurred pixelation around the letters makes it look like it’s a meme but it is very much NOT).
OH GAWDS WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE AND A SUMMARY FEAST YOUR EYES MORTALS:
“The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga–part adventure, part fairy-tale–of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.
In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, directly, intimately, passionately, and tells the riveting story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast force, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be.
The tale spills from Lestat’s heart, as he speaks first of his new existence as reigning monarch–and then of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, proud Child of the Millennia, reviled outcast for his senseless slaughter of the legendary ancient vampire Maharet, forever wise and loving and twin to Mekare the Keeper of the Sacred Core; Rhoshamandes, a force who refuses to live in harmony at the Court of Prince Lestat and threatens all that Lestat has dreamt of.
As the tale unfolds, Lestat takes us from the towers and battlements of his ancestral castle in the snow-covered mountains of France to the verdant wilds of lush Louisiana with its lingering fragrances of magnolias and night jasmine; from the far reaches of the Pacific’s untouched islands to the 18th-century city of St. Petersburg and the court of the Empress Catherine …”
I think we may be spared the birb aliems tho so there’s that!!!
That summary has no mention of SPACE BIRBS. Please, let there be NO SPACE BIRBS.
Also, eeeee, new Vampire Chronicles book! Excuse me, I must go run and preorder it right now.
^^^SECONDED. plz no birb aliems, plz… I would even accept more of the corporeal ghost shenanigans we got in PLROA *eyeroll*
aaaaand now we have almost 8 months to speculate and whine about this ;A; ;u;
If anyone hears of booksignings LET US KNOW.