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The stories posted by the user JosephCollins should be viewed as disgusting acts of violation.

I, the creator of Aliblu Drosselmyer, Skarlette Drosselmyer, Belbi Drosselmyer, and Caldre Drosselmyer did not give the user any consent nor agree to them creating nor posting anything about my characters.

And while directly and politely asked to remove the stories, I was given no reply and my comment was hidden to the public eye.

This user has been sexualizing my characters for years on tumblr and has made sexual passes at myself and has continuously made me uncomfortable. I have not consented to the attention nor am I fine with what he has done to my characters in any way, shape, or form, especially due to past history where when they did not receive the reaction from me they wanted, they decided to attack me publically.

But I am not going to sit idly by and let this user do as they please, so

If anyone seeing this was brought to my page by any works of JosephCollins containing my characters Aliblu/Skarlette/Belbi/Caldre Drosselmyer, know this: I did not consent to the use of my characters in those works. And my peaceful attempt at having the works removed being ignored outright should not go unnoticed.

DeviantArt has been alerted to this issue already, as well.
  • Reading: TAL
  • Watching: BNHA
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Join me here to chat about Tale of TAL or TAL in general~
  • Reading: TAL
  • Watching: BNHA
((Maybe sorta a feelings jam? My mind always goes all over the place with these))

I used to have a fanfiction.net account. While it's still there I've pretty much abandoned the account and the stories that I never completed. This thing was made while I was still living in CALI, a little over a decade ago in other words.

Occasionally I'll be on my email for various stuff and I'll see no less than ten '-insertweirdnametheyoungin'sthinkiscoolnowadays- has favorited/commented on/followed your story!' in a row. And...it'll boggle my mind.

Now, I've been on deviantart less years than my ff, and Ao3 only started last year.

Yet I still get comments and the din of 'please update!' for these...garbage scripts I wrote as an idiot child who didn't know she was shite at writing. I'll own up to it - my tweenage self had no fucking idea what writing really meant. But somehow it warms my frozen icicle of a heart when I see those reviews begging for updates.

A tumblr post says that the OP used to write for fun but became burned out because the lack of feedback and POSITIVE reviewing left them feeling like their content meant nothing, just being mindlessly consumed like food. They dropped their writing for a long time, too afraid of the backlash and cruel demanding of fans they felt they didn't want. But some time later, they picked up their pen and wrote again, and they received the most positive uplifting comment they never expected to have.

They proceeded to write three stories upwards of 3k words /per/ after receiving that comment.

And that story rings with me.

I stopped using FF because I was burned out by my writing. I was burned out on deadlines I'd made unreasonable, and on only ever getting 'please continue!' or 'are you ever gonna update?' I started a few stories here on DA but ultimately, my first ever story went nowhere. I always faulted myself for not staying hyped for it, but the first time I read OP's story, it clicked.

I trailed off on those stories because, well, why should I have bothered?

I made those stories for other people and...never really got anywhere. Sure there was 'oh this is so good/funny/awesome' but I never questioned 'why is it good/funny/awesome'? Where was the feedback for where I wanted to take it? Where was the 'You might want to change this/that and do this/that instead!'

The stories I wrote on Ao3 were for me, for myself to enjoy having made, and to my surprise, they're enjoyed by others too! The chapters were worked on when I had time and motivation, not by a set schedule. Sometimes I'd go for an entire month not posting a chapter, but it never bothered me. It was my content, my ideas, my drive that made the stories come to life to be posted where others could see it.

Getting comments has been only recent on my stories but it's no less encouraging. And even the stories I pump out on here sometimes get compliments or feedback and y'know what?

That makes me feel great.

I'm making Tale of TAL and TAL content for myself, but there's other people enjoying the ride too. Letting me know 'hey! I like what you're doing!' While I'm still not confident in either my art or my writing, I get told that my efforts are good enough, that my trying is enough. I still get burnt out sometimes, especially with having a job five days a week, but I love the content I make too make to stay burnt out. I love my characters, I love the ideas I'm applying to a story that I already was in love with, and I love everyone who's still sticking by me as this train keeps going.

I aim to finish Tale someday, though I know I'll need ya'll to complete the job. Everyone who's read the story and liked it and supported me through it, you don't know how much it means to me to see your words when I get on DA after I've put out my hard work and you've enjoyed it the way I want it to be enjoyed.

God this is a clusterfuck of word. Uh.

TL;DR, I'm very lucky to have support from the people who love my creations as much as I do. <3
  • Reading: TAL
[] You have freckles
[x] You blush a lot
[x] You giggle
[x]You're quiet
[x] You say random things  
[x] You have a baby face
[]You wear more "down-to-earth" kind of clothing
[] You don't wear halter tops or anything too showy
[x]You're under 5 feet 6 inches (Exactly 5'6" to be specific)

Innocence:
[x] You're a virgin
[] Just thinking of sexual things make you blush.
[] Your idea of a date is really romantic
[x] You sleep with a stuffed animal
[] You like to cuddle
[x] You never played the nervous game
[x] You don't even know what the nervous game is
[x] You cry easily

Colors:
[x] You like the color pink
[x] You tend to wear bright girly colors (Black,Red,Blue,Pink,Orange,White)
[x] You CAN be ignorant
[x] You consider yourself shy
[x] You like happy, upbeat music
[x] You like "cutesy'' music
[x] You like small animals
[] You like babies a lot  
[x] Mini versions of things make you go nuts.

Total = 19
Take the amount and multiply by 5
Title your journal "I'm __% Cute."

Tagged by Lonali 

I'll tag:

Whomever wants to do this BUT GDI I'M NOT CUTE THIS IS A MISTAKE
  • Reading: TAL
Due to complications, AfterMask will be relaunched within the next few weeks to accommodate changes found in the revised edit of Season 1's final chapter (Which is available in the first season's folder if anyone needs clarifying where to find it). I kindly ask for the patience and understanding of Tale of TAL readers and guarantee that the rewrite will be just as entertaining.

As always, please support the story and the original TAL webtoon on Naver.
  • Reading: TAL
I have a Discord and a channel, but I'm thinking I might make another for drawing commissions and such

Speaking of commissions, I'll be doing a St Patty's Day special in two weeks~ Shamrocks, leprechauns, and green everywhere~
  • Reading: TAL
Work's going great ;D I didn't even have any prior training, but being a hostess has been an awesome job and Vanna really loves how hard I work

I can't wait for Valentine's Day~ On which I'll be gone the entirety of the morning and the evening. I do however have some projects I'll be posting either Monday morning or Monday evening, since I think I'll be a bit too tired to get on. Oh, a grand thanks to all my Valentine commissioners, ya'll really blessed me with the response ^^ I'll be doing a Easter deal as soon as I've got time so keep your eyes out for that~
  • Reading: TAL
1. Real name - Raven

2. Nickname - Raven, Ali, Bunnybutt

3. Favorite color - Orange

4. Male or female - Female

5. Elementary/Primary school - Did the thing

6. Middle/Secondary school - Did the thing

7. High school/college-sixth form - Did the thing (Kinda?? XD;)

8. College/ university: Nope >3>;

9. Hair color - Vry dark brown but Mom tries to reassure me I'm pretty by saying it's 'chocolate' =v=;

10. Tall or short - Short (5'6")

11. Sweats or jeans - Sweats (or fashionable pajama bottoms)

12. Phone or camera - Camera

13. Health freak - In the idea that I actively seek rare or hard to find veggies/flower foods

14. Orange or apple - Apple

16. Guy friends or girl friends - Give me ALL the friends

17. Piercings - Pierced ears~

18. Pepsi or coke - MOUNTAIN DEW YOU HEATHEN

19. Have you been in an airplane - Several times, on my own too

20. Have you been in a relationship - Yes, it turned out to be a terrible decision

21. Have you been in a car accident - Not yet >Stares warily at father's truck<

22. Have you been in a fist fight - Yup. Didn't win but I broke her nose.

23. First piercing - My ears

24. Best Friend - -Shows off a picture of a panda-

25. First award - A sticker-covered paper that basically declared I was the only child in class who wasn't an asshole 8D

26. First crush - Matthew Grey Grubler (Still is btw)

27. First word - "Oops" According to Mum, I broke a cup because Grandpa wouldn't let me pour the juice on my head.

28. Any talent - I am Black Canary. People learn not to bother me OvO

29. Last person you talked to - Nixmun

30. Last person you texted - My friend Ben

31.  Last person you watched a movie with - I think it was Jazz but I don't remember (It's been like five years since I went out)

32. Last thing you ate - Ramen and ham

33. Last movie/ TV show you watched - The Librarians

34. Last song you listened to - Guillotine by Jon Bellion

35. Last thing you bought - CHIPS

36. Last person you hugged - My mom because she was being a stubborn butt about me being taller than her

• Favorite:

37. Food - I am a slut for seafood

38. Drink - Coffee, rose tea, and Sprite with water flavorers 

39. Bottoms - pj bottoms~

40. Flower - Sunflower, because that's my nickname for Kang Maru XD

41. Animal - Rabbits, squirrels, and cats

42. Music - ANYTHING BUT COUNTRY

43. Movie - Alice in Wonderland (Disney 1951)

44. Subject - Culinary Art

•Have you ever?

45. [x] fallen in love with someone

46. [x] celebrated Halloween

47. [x] Had your heart broken

48. [] went over the minutes/ texts on your phone

49. [] had someone like you

50. [X] hated the way someone changed

51. [] got pg

52. [] had an abortion

53. [x] did something you regret

54. [x] broken a promise

55. [x] hid a secret

56. [x] pretend to be happy

57. [x] met someone who has changed to your life <3

58. [x] pretended to be sick

59. [] left the country

60. [x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it

61. [x] cried over the silliest thing

62. [x] ran a mile

63. [] gone to the beach with your best friend 

64. [x] gotten into an argument with your friends

65. [x] disliked someone

66. [] stayed single for two years since the first time you had a bf/gf or been 



• Currently:

67. Eating - Ramen and ham

68. Drinking - Dr Pepper

69. Listening to - Up All Night by SoNevable

70. Sitting or laying - Sitting

71. Plans for today - TRY TO DRAW MORE SQUIRREL!MARU

72. Waiting for - NIGHT TO FALL SO I MAY UNLEASH THE DEMONS

73. Want Kids - FUCK THAT

74. Want to get married? - NOPE

75. Want to travel - MY FRIENDS LIVE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FUCKING CONTINENT LET ME SEE THEM

• What do you look for in a partner?

76. Lips or eyes - Eyes

77. Shorter or taller - Taller

78. Younger or older - Either within reason

79. Romantic or spontaneous - Romantic

81. Hook up or relationship - Relationship

82. Looks or personality - Personality

• Have you ever:

83. Lost glasses - Yes

84. Snuck out of the house - Yes

85. Held a gun/ knife in self defense - No

86. Killed somebody - Unless I have a second identity, not to my knowledge

87. Broke someone's heart - Kinda...

88. Been in love - Yes

89. Cried when someone dies - Yes

• Do you believe in:

90. Yourself - AHAHAHAHAHA-

91. Miracles - Meh

92. Love at first sight - No

93. Heaven - Nyeh.

94. Santa Claus - HE IS REAL AND RUSSIAN

95. Aliens - Yes

96. Ghosts/ angels - I wish they'd leave me alone

• Truthfully?

97. Is there one person you really want to be with right now - Please and thank you

98. Do you know who your real friends are - Yes

99. Do you believe in God - Nah

100. Post as 100 Truths and tag 5
JoDragen
DarkBlue-Mage
And whoever else really I don't talk to very many people on here
  • Reading: TAL
Lucky for me, ufufufu~

I might do a special next week for some chibis, and definitely keep an eye out for when I launch my Valentine's deal ;D

Now, how's ya'lls first week of 2017 going?
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
If you roleplay a canon character

do not ever let them 'help' when building a fucking Pokemon team


EIGHTEEN

EIGHTEEN POKEMON MARU INSISTED HE WANTS FOR HIS POKEMON TEAM

CAN I WHUP MY OWN MUSE'S ASS?

I AM NOT DRAWING EIGHTEEN GODDAMN POKEMON IN ONE PICTURE.

(He insists the 'poor babies need to be looked after'. SEVERAL EVOLVE INTO GIANTASS DRAGONS.)
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
What's gotta be in a ship for you to get on deck, huh homies?

When I say that, I mean why do you ship what you do?

What gets you to squealing and cooing and screaming/ranting/raving about these two people you've picked to be the 'hottest couple of the year'?

I could rant about my own of course but I'd rather hear from ya'll instead~
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
OH MY GOD RYU IS BACK
AND SAE HA
AND HENRY
THE JUZES ARE SO CUTE BUT I'M STILL LOST ON THAT
Poor MuYeong his children have no idea what's going on (LITTLE GIRL WHY DID YOU BAT RYU IN THE FUCKING EYE THAT'S RUDE SWEETIE)

I can't even with Second Generation ffffffffffffffffff
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
Yangban actually is a softie at heart (HE'S TEACHING BELLFLOWER TO SING)

Ignatio and Baek-Jeong know how video games work


JuZe and Yi Mae keep people away from the house (YOU TWO NEEDA CHILL THAT POOR ROBBER ALMOST DIED)

MANO WAS A GREEDY LITTLE SHIT FOR SAE HA'S ATTENTION


Gamun Be is a precious cinnamon roll that SHOULD'VE BEEN PROTECTED

Maru is me af when it comes to not doing shit when we have to

I wonder if Kang Im'll do any extras for season 2? Oh my god I really hope so. I wanna see shit like MuYeong getting called out on the lollipop thing. Or interaction between Maru and those adorable kids. OR HIM AND SKATEBOARD KID (Whom I think is 'Haru'? IF HIS NAME IS HARU I'M JUST GONNA KEEP CALLING MARU HIS MOM LMAO)
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
Would it be preferred for two updates per week or an update every two days like I've been trying to uphold, not barring recent events?

I'm honestly curious what the readers might want.
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
SO GUESS WHO BINGED ALL OF DANGAN RONPA 3 THIS WEEKEND

YEAH THAT'S RIGHT, THIS BITCH HERE

IT WASN'T SMART, I SWEAR TO GOD MY SLEEP SCHEDULE'S EVEN MORE FUCKED UP FROM IT

BUT GOD WAS IT WORTH IT

I SAW ALL MY BABIES, NEW BABIES WERE CLAIMED, AND NOW I AM REMINDED I'M GONNA FIGHT DESPAIR BECAUSE MAKOTO NAEGI BELIEVES IN EVERYONE

ALSO I WROTE SOME REALLY FUCKED UP THINGS WHICH I'LL POST EVENTUALLY OR MAYBE NEVER MAYBE THESE THINGS SHOULD NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY BUT EITHER WAY I'M BACK BABY YYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

In other news I should probably stop binging anime when I have important things to be doing, ahahahaha...
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
When I say toxic, I'm not quoting things on the internet. I mean real abusive people that too often get away with treating people like toys.

I seem to attract abusive bastards, so I have plenty of stories.

Someone who I grew to know through a 'friend', who treated my own ideas as if they belonged they were hers, who told me I wasn't to act without her directions, who said I was a horrible person if I wasn't there even when I was exhausted. I even have logs from our conversations where she treated me like I wasn't even a person to her - just something for her to break until I pushed her away and freed myself.

Sound familiar?

What about a guy who acts so nice and pleasant until suddenly you're assaulted with dirty jokes, pornography you never wanted to know existed, and him coming onto you despite you giving ever hint and sign you have no interest? Think he'd get the idea after you say it outright? Nope, have a new stalker who'll never leave you alone, complete with issues that 'totally make it okay for him cause he can't help it'.

Sound familiar?

How about people who say they're your greatest allies when your situation is the grimmest, who 'just need a bit to get by' every now and then, who turn on you for a reason no one can say is legit or viable?

Sound familiar?

These are just a few stories of horror, but every one of them has the same lesson: toxic people who make you feel like shit, who make you feel like you can't enjoy something you used to love, who make you feel like you're not important, are not worth staying by.

I've learned to judge before getting into a situation. It's hard to spot the signs, but when you have years of experience, it gets easier to see.

(This kinda got brought on by stress from said people still coming to mind after the horrible things they've done. Halloween was an event I met them by so it tends to become an unraveling night for me.)
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
I've already got a few ideas for what I'll be doing, but I do have commissions open if anyone wants to get a $15 piece for a limited time :3
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
It's what happens.

The funeral was Sunday, my brothers and father carried the casket with their kin inside. He was given military honors, and I could tell the guys were really straining not to cry.

Turns out my uncle had met Elvis Presley; Scott and his friend worked for Weston electric, and they were rigging up lighting in the Hollywood studios when the King himself came by on their lunch break, stopping just to chat with them before going to film a documentary. So the funeral service had Elvis playing; Mom broke down crying twice, and I don't think my cousin ever stopped after they came in.

But now it's been said and done. He's laying in a garden called Meditation, and it overlooks a pond like the ones that are in their house's backyard. Scott probably appreciates the view, wherever he is.

My fam's part is recovering. My brother Ryan and his girlfriend Emily came only for the service, hopped on a plane right back to Indiana once it was over. My brother Jon's leaving Friday, we gathered the flowers and we're keeping some here. Aunt Carol's...

She's got her son and daughter with her.

It's not gonna make it a lot easier, but we're all still within reach for her if she needs it.

We've all got to get on back to normal life.

Scott was a busybody; never stopped moving from the day he was born. It hurts. It hurts that the man we all called our kin is suddenly gone. My aunt is suddenly alone, once my cousins leave. My father's best friend, his brother-in-law, is suddenly gone. The man who was friend to all his neighbors is suddenly gone.

But life must go on.

The world hasn't stopped spinning. The clouds still pour rain and move, the wind blowing, the earth shifting. A great man has been taken, but we cannot stop because of that. It's a lesson no one wants to learn from life. But it's a lesson that must be learned eventually.

This has wounded many hearts. But a wound will heal when one has the will to get back up and go on. We must keep going forward...

He'd get mad at us if we didn't. Haha.
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
So, the story is this:

My Uncle Scott was helping the neighbors with the outside of their house (everything here in Kansas can dangerously overgrow because it's so fertile) when they had to run to the store for an hour. He was still using the ladder, which he said he'd put back in their garage when he was done.

Well, they got back and
just found him there. Laying on the garage floor.

They called 911 and tried to get my aunt who was at work. It gets blurry from there because all of my cousins were called, we were called, and the past two days my parents were helping contact all our kin (I've got siblings in Cali and up north, Dad's sister is down in Texas, etc) as we take shifts staying with my Aunt Carol who's...honestly, I don't blame her for being a wreck.

My uncle was NOT an unhealthy man at his age. He has a GYM in his basement, he was ALWAYS running around doing heavy lifting and fixing things. He...He wasn't an old man by far...

The coroner's report should come in tomorrow. We'll know what to tell everybody then, but best guess is that he had a heart attack and passed instantly.

If I'm super sparse and not on here, I have a couple of tumblrs I check constantly as well as Skype.

the-alice-blue-rabbit.tumblr.com is my main, shygunfire.tumblr.com is my Maru, lopmeadows.tumblr.com is my personal. I'll be trying to keep the hype for AfterMask alive, I mean dammit me and :iconinfernal-arms: have been working all summer on it, but...

Just understand, if it seems quiet for a while...We're dealing with stuff. Thank you for everybody who's been giving support at this time. Messages might be little more than words on a screen, but it means the world to me to have people who can understand what I'm going through. I lost my grandfather, who actually raised me, on New Year's this year, and a few months after that my aunt's mother lost her husband. Our clan's by no means alarmingly smaller now but...These men have been beacons who will be greatly missed.

I've probably gone on a little too long at this point but rambling pointlessly is a common symptom of loss. Thank you if you took the time to read all of this.
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck
uncle's dead

paramedics couldn't get to him in time
  • Listening to: Hope and Dreams from Undertale
  • Reading: Homestuck