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invitations: The pinnacle of making invitations.
 invitations: The pinnacle of making invitations.

The pinnacle of making invitations.

invitations: Also sorry if this is a repost (also Jefferson is saying "I'll arrange the invitations, the venue, the seating")
 invitations: Also sorry if this is a repost (also Jefferson is saying "I'll arrange the invitations, the venue, the seating")

Also sorry if this is a repost (also Jefferson is saying "I'll arrange the invitations, the venue, the seating")

invitations: 88 wedding invitations returned with cancelled stamps due to not enough postage due to thickness of one bead.
 invitations: 88 wedding invitations returned with cancelled stamps due to not enough postage due to thickness of one bead.

88 wedding invitations returned with cancelled stamps due to not enough postage due to thickness of one bead.

invitations: Wedding invitations. Credits to @herzspalter on twitter
 invitations: Wedding invitations. Credits to @herzspalter on twitter

Wedding invitations. Credits to @herzspalter on twitter

invitations: I know we all would’ve showed up if we were given invitations.
 invitations: I know we all would’ve showed up if we were given invitations.

I know we all would’ve showed up if we were given invitations.

invitations: My grandparents 60 th anniversary party invitations, photo shoot was yesterday! My sister and I couldn't help sneaking in a few of them
 invitations: My grandparents 60 th anniversary party invitations, photo shoot was yesterday! My sister and I couldn't help sneaking in a few of them

My grandparents 60 th anniversary party invitations, photo shoot was yesterday! My sister and I couldn't help sneaking in a few of them

invitations: You guys are getting invitations?
 invitations: You guys are getting invitations?

You guys are getting invitations?

invitations: Thanks, I hate baby invitations
 invitations: Thanks, I hate baby invitations

Thanks, I hate baby invitations

invitations: Don’t know if this has ever been brought up, nor do I know how accurate it is but I thought the little letters in Luigi’s Mansion 3 looked a lot like the smash bros invitations
 invitations: Don’t know if this has ever been brought up, nor do I know how accurate it is but I thought the little letters in Luigi’s Mansion 3 looked a lot like the smash bros invitations

Don’t know if this has ever been brought up, nor do I know how accurate it is but I thought the little letters in Luigi’s Mansion 3 looke...

invitations: Felt like showing off our matching Tinder tattoos! Matched on Tinder 3 years ago, got these 2 years ago, wedding invitations were sent out today!
 invitations: Felt like showing off our matching Tinder tattoos! Matched on Tinder 3 years ago, got these 2 years ago, wedding invitations were sent out today!

Felt like showing off our matching Tinder tattoos! Matched on Tinder 3 years ago, got these 2 years ago, wedding invitations were sent ou...

invitations: This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….
 invitations: This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….

This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….

invitations: This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….
 invitations: This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….

This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….

invitations: This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….
 invitations: This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….

This is the photo my fiancé and I did for our wedding invitations….

invitations: In Happy Gilmore (1996), a professional golfer named Shooter McGavin repeatedly declines invitations to Red Lobster. This is because Shooter is aware that Red Lobster is gross.
 invitations: In Happy Gilmore (1996), a professional golfer named Shooter McGavin repeatedly declines invitations to Red Lobster. This is because Shooter is aware that Red Lobster is gross.

In Happy Gilmore (1996), a professional golfer named Shooter McGavin repeatedly declines invitations to Red Lobster. This is because Shoo...

invitations: Party Invitations on Snapchat Stories
 invitations: Party Invitations on Snapchat Stories

Party Invitations on Snapchat Stories

invitations: Cloud city ... Jesus Rockstar don't let invitations into people's inbox's IF THE SESSION IS FUCKING FULL , wastes so much time
 invitations: Cloud city ... Jesus Rockstar don't let invitations into people's inbox's IF THE SESSION IS FUCKING FULL , wastes so much time

Cloud city ... Jesus Rockstar don't let invitations into people's inbox's IF THE SESSION IS FUCKING FULL , wastes so much time

invitations: Wedding invitations? NOT TODAY!
 invitations: Wedding invitations? NOT TODAY!

Wedding invitations? NOT TODAY!

invitations: 22 mins One day I think, hey self it's been a while since you checked out a Sharper Image catalog. So, I'm going through the catalog, when what to my eyes should appear? When did this become culturally acceptable? No there wasn't a blow up doll on the next page, which makes you think So this is why our birthrate is so low. Shouldn't they call it an impersonal massager? It seems we have two problems here. One this And two we can't talk about this. The last talk on porn that I heard actually did address both sexes, but that is rare. Generally our culture hates men and women can do no wrong. But, this, hu? Based on my experience, this common. It turns out that being married to Jesus doesn't work. Just how many cats/ very devices/apps/bosses does it take to replace a husband? don't know how many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb? That's not funny. And yet our culture rewards these women, because in economic terms they produce Gosh,what a proud moment, I just have so many people to thank, and I don't want to forget anyone. Planned Parenthood/Margaret Sanger, Hollywood/Sex(Or was it no sex?) in the City, 'Dr. Kinsey, The Oprah, Feminists, ा Neo-Feminists, Hillary Clinton, Church Singles re Groups, Liberal Theologians, People who bash ा का the Catholics for banning contraception, Every woman who has ever looked down on a , Every person who has ever said "you know what causes that?", Every person who hs ever written on their wedding invitations: "no children", Pastors who don't encourage ত ত marriage, Church Singles Groups, Half the people who have ever used the term girl power', Burning Man, Anyone who has ever used the term 'mansplaining' seriously, Anyone who has ever used the term 'patriarchy seriously, Lesbian gym teachers, Church Singles Groups. I think we can do better ladies. How about knocking this off and accepting those invitations for dates. Come back from the fantasy world to reality. If you aren't sure what that is ask your grandma. Basically men aren't perfect, and they aren't women, and that's just how it is The Lelo Elise 2 Personal Massager is compact,cordless and powerful Its dual motors deliver intense vibrations on both sides to encourage ralaxation With eight vibration mades, this handheld massager operates up to four hours on a full charge. And, its silicone design is completely waterproof and washable. Charges via USB SEE VIDEO ONLINE Lelo Elise 2 Personal Massager 20580519199.00 Burning Man leads to vibrator purchases.
 invitations: 22 mins
 One day I think, hey self it's been a while since
 you checked out a Sharper Image catalog. So,
 I'm going through the catalog, when what to my
 eyes should appear?
 When did this become culturally acceptable?
 No there wasn't a blow up doll on the next
 page, which makes you think
 So this is why our birthrate is so low.
 Shouldn't they call it an impersonal massager?
 It seems we have two problems here. One this
 And two we can't talk about this. The last talk
 on porn that I heard actually did address both
 sexes, but that is rare. Generally our culture
 hates men and women can do no wrong. But,
 this, hu? Based
 on my experience, this
 common. It turns out that being married to
 Jesus doesn't work. Just how many cats/
 very
 devices/apps/bosses does it take to replace a
 husband? don't know how many feminists
 does it take to change a lightbulb? That's not
 funny. And yet our culture rewards these
 women, because in economic terms they
 produce
 Gosh,what a proud moment, I just have so
 many people to thank, and I don't want to
 forget anyone. Planned Parenthood/Margaret
 Sanger, Hollywood/Sex(Or was it no sex?) in
 the City, 'Dr. Kinsey, The Oprah, Feminists,
 ा
 Neo-Feminists, Hillary Clinton, Church Singles
 re
 Groups, Liberal Theologians, People who bash
 ा का
 the Catholics for banning contraception, Every
 woman who has ever looked down on a
 , Every person who has ever said "you
 know what causes that?", Every person who
 hs ever written on their wedding
 invitations:
 "no children", Pastors who don't encourage
 ত ত
 marriage, Church Singles Groups, Half the
 people who have ever used the term girl
 power', Burning Man, Anyone who has ever
 used the term 'mansplaining' seriously, Anyone
 who has ever used the term 'patriarchy
 seriously, Lesbian gym teachers, Church
 Singles Groups.
 I think we can do better ladies. How about
 knocking this off and accepting those
 invitations for dates. Come back from the
 fantasy world to reality. If you aren't sure what
 that is ask your grandma. Basically men aren't
 perfect, and they aren't women, and that's just
 how it is
 The Lelo Elise 2 Personal Massager is
 compact,cordless and powerful Its
 dual motors deliver intense vibrations
 on both sides to encourage ralaxation
 With eight vibration mades, this
 handheld massager operates up to
 four hours on a full charge. And, its
 silicone design is completely waterproof
 and washable. Charges via USB
 SEE VIDEO ONLINE
 Lelo Elise 2 Personal Massager
 20580519199.00
Burning Man leads to vibrator purchases.

Burning Man leads to vibrator purchases.

invitations: tidy-tidings Coming from a professional event planner -weddings are egregiously expensive because companies openly raise prices at the word "wedding." Pro Tip Never drop the word wedding while planning if you don't need to. Most things can be for "an event you're planning. This obviously doesn't include things like the venue, DJ (who needs specific wedding songs), and the wedding dress company if you're going that route versus just buying a dress. For my wedding I got "discounted cupcakes, flowers, decor, bridesmaids dresses, groomsman attire, and invitations. I did this by either searching for things that aren't marketed for weddings or not telling the companies I was working with it was for a wedding. Because honestly, most of the time they don't need to know why you're ordering These companies target people planning their weddings and markup everything the second 'wedding is said. And it's said often because people assume the services change exponentially for weddings. They absolutely do not. The best example are the cupcakes I had for my wedding. I used a designer cupcake store in town instead of spending $1000 on a wedding cake. If you place a large order of cupcakes with a cake tree for display - it costs about $150 for 100 (which is what I did). When you order their wedding package the price raised to a $700 base for 100 cupcakes. The only other perk includes a tasting." Forget that. Our tasting was buying a few cupcakes in flavors we thought we'd like and picked three. It cost maybe $20 What these companies do is scummy and targets people who don't have information about the event industry. Iwill yell it from the rooftops until people realize there's a better way. Never tell them you're having a wedding
 invitations: tidy-tidings
 Coming from a professional event planner -weddings are
 egregiously expensive because companies openly raise
 prices at the word "wedding."
 Pro Tip Never drop the word wedding while planning if you don't
 need to. Most things can be for "an event you're planning. This obviously
 doesn't include things like the venue, DJ (who needs specific wedding
 songs), and the wedding dress company if you're going that route versus just
 buying a dress.
 For my wedding I got "discounted cupcakes, flowers, decor, bridesmaids
 dresses, groomsman attire, and invitations. I did this by either searching for
 things that aren't marketed for weddings or not telling the companies I was
 working with it was for a wedding. Because honestly, most of the time they
 don't need to know why you're ordering
 These companies target people planning their weddings and markup
 everything the second 'wedding is said. And it's said often because people
 assume the services change exponentially for weddings. They absolutely do
 not.
 The best example are the cupcakes I had for my wedding. I used a designer
 cupcake store in town instead of spending $1000 on a wedding cake. If you
 place a large order of cupcakes with a cake tree for display - it costs about
 $150 for 100 (which is what I did). When you order their wedding package
 the price raised to a $700 base for 100 cupcakes. The only other perk
 includes a tasting." Forget that. Our tasting was buying a few cupcakes in
 flavors we thought we'd like and picked three. It cost maybe $20
 What these companies do is scummy and targets people who don't have
 information about the event industry.
 Iwill yell it from the rooftops until people realize there's a better way.
Never tell them you're having a wedding

Never tell them you're having a wedding

invitations: A little late but my blue man super group is still open for invitations
 invitations: A little late but my blue man super group is still open for invitations

A little late but my blue man super group is still open for invitations

invitations: of dengy dvry “My dog ate my...wedding invitations?”
 invitations: of dengy
 dvry
“My dog ate my...wedding invitations?”

“My dog ate my...wedding invitations?”

invitations: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.  This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.   There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.   2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly.  If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.   I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 晉江 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong) The OTW’s account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter’s posting system and AO3′s is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn’t speak, using translation programs that don’t understand fan terminology. This is exactly what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn’t get a chance to get the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a while. We are all part of fandom, so let’s take care not to leave anyone out. Just in case it isn’t clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn’t police content or remove things that are icky or obscene. Because it’s not you who defines what’s obscene. It’s the authorities.
 invitations: ti skerb Retweeted
 Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14
 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3
 News
 All News
 May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135
 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4
 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of
 new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions
 on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest
 welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees
 are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in
 languages other than English
 Read more...
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wetwareproblem:
wrangletangle:

zoe2213414:

eabevella:

naryrising:

You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply. 
This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.  
There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say:
1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.  
2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly. 
If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.  

I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users.
China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). 
They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either.
To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). 
Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  
Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 
晉江

and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). 
But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). 
This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. 
I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. 


I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong)

The OTW’s account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is
 constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get 
invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn 
how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter’s posting system and AO3′s
 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine
 if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn’t speak, 
using translation programs that don’t understand fan terminology.
This is exactly
 what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn’t get a chance to get
 the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a 
while. We are all part of fandom, so let’s take care not to leave 
anyone out.


Just in case it isn’t clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn’t police content or remove things that are icky or obscene.
Because it’s not you who defines what’s obscene. It’s the authorities.

wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add...