Anonymous asked: TL;DR version of what you're saying about people complaining about not seeing their confessions: HOLD YOUR BLOODY HORSES!!!! They'll get to it. You have to remember that you're not the only one sending them. (I think mine took about six weeks. I'd call it a testament to your popularity that there are enough sent to cause such a delay. You just keep doing what you're doing! :D )
Thank you for the kind words. I can completely understand how annoying it is to see us post something every five minutes that has to do with the same issue, so thank you for being patient with us. Right now, we’re set to post two confessions a day starting tomorrow, so that should speed up our queue a bit, which has gotten pretty long lately. Thanks again for the encouragement and compliments- it’s people like you that make us happy to run this blog.
PS: Mimi’s going to have a field day/heart attack when she sees all of the activity that’s been going on these past couple of days.
Anonymous asked: What gives? You don't upload any of my confessions, and you have the nerve to post my complaints on your blog? You shouldn't have done that, it's not anybody's business but my own.
When we get many of the same question, it does become everybody’s business. If it were only one person asking, then we would privately message them, but if it’s a question that many people ask, that’s when we decide to post it. In cases like this, we turn the sender’s identity to anonymous so that nobody else knows who they are.
Don’t take this personally, but we chose your question because it was the most polite one we’ve received (and we’ve received several menacing complaints from other people who haven’t seen their confessions on the blog yet).
As a heads up, if you have any questions/complaints, please check out our “FAQ” and “Da Rules” pages before you send anything. There might be a chance that we might have the answer you’re looking for right there.
Anonymous asked: I'm not one, usually, for being into the Digimon themselves having sex, having said that, if they don't have Genders as Renamon said, and if they don't have genitalia as the confessioner said, then why do Gargomon, Leomon, Wargarurumon, and many others wear pants, while WarGreymon and many others wear plate things over that area, but nothing else?
If you ask me, it’s because we love to dress up! I like my body belt because it serves as both fashion and function. I can carry my baby and history books inside, and I think the body belt gives me a slimmer waist, don’t you think?
Anonymous asked: Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to submit opinions here, because they never get published.
I don’t know how many times we have to answer this question….If you have any questions/complaints about the way we run this blog, please refer to our “FAQ” or “Da Rules” page first to see if we answered your question there. Since you obviously haven’t done that, I’ll do you a favor and copy what we have written on those pages:
"I submitted a confession a while back, but I haven’t seen it yet. What’s up with that?
We can’t guarantee that we’re going to post the confessions in the order we receive them. Don’t worry though, we’re making sure every confession gets posted. If your submission hasn’t shown up yet, it’s probably for one of these reasons:
- We’ve received too many similar opinions. There are only so many ways to say “Takari is awesome”, “Sora and Tai were meant to be”, “Jeri’s a deranged freak”, and so on.
- There are too many confessions that have to do with the same season. We’re just trying to mix things up. It’s pretty frustrating to go through a week’s worth of [insert least favorite season] confessions, before a confession of another season pops up.
- There are several more confessions listed in the queue before your confession.
- Rika got bored, so she decided to shuffle submissions as if they were Digimon cards.” (FAQ)
"5) If you don’t see your opinion right away, just hang tight. For now, we’re going to post one opinion each day. We would post more often, but there’s nothing more annoying than flooding people’s Tumblr feeds with 7903 updates a day. We all know that one person who posts updates/statuses every 5 minutes, and let’s just say we don’t want to be one of those people. We like to play hard to get. After all, too much of a good thing gets tiring after a while. Don’t worry, we will try our best to make sure that EVERY opinion gets posted.” (Da Rules)
I’ll freely admit that I’ve been a lousy mod lately, but you need to be patient. We post EVERYBODY’s confessions, but we can NOT guarantee that they will be posted immediately. Please keep in mind that:
- Other people may have submitted things before you. For the most part, we release the confessions by the order we get them. For example, if we have 123 people send us confessions, and you happen to be the 124th person to send us something, you will have to wait a while longer than they are. We usually go by a “first come, first serve” basis unless…
- If the confessions are too similar, then I mix the confessions up so that we have variety. Nothing is more annoying than to read the same thing every day. Digimon fans of all seasons want to enjoy this blog, so it’s nice to get a different confession once in a while.
- If you post anything vulgar or offensive, you have no right to complain that we won’t post your confession. (Note: the submitter didn’t send anything vulgar, but this is for all of the other people who have)
- Lately, most of us at DOB have become incredibly busy in the past couple of weeks. I’ve logged on once in a while, but as soon as one batch of confessions are added to the queue, we get even more confessions a couple of minutes later.
- Mimi is essentially the only one running this blog at this point. All of us at DOB, including Mimi, have other responsibilities besides this Tumblr (work, school, family, etc.). This is a lot of work for one person to do, so please cut her some slack. She’s on vacation right now, so I’m trying my best to check up on the blog with the little free time I have right now (
I’m supposed to be writing a research paper at the moment, go all-nighters!)
- Our queue has been piling up, but I don’t know how to make this blog update more often. That’s Izzy’s expertise, and I can’t seem track him down.
As you can see, things have been more complicated recently. In a way, it’s a good thing because that means we’re a successful blog, and we’re very proud of that. On the other hand, we need you to be more understanding over the circumstances at hand. It’s not easy running a blog, and trust me, I feel bad that the rest of the DOB crew has dumped this load on Mimi, so we’re thankful that she’s maintaining the blog for us until we get straightened out. She doesn’t have a lot of free time on her hands either, but she doesn’t want this blog to fade away just yet- so please just be easy on her.
Until next time,
blackjackgabbiani asked: Hey, while I personally don't have a problem with puzzle pieces representing autism as a concept, a lot of people do because of the association it has with Autism Speaks, which is a HORRIBLE organization that essentially seeks to wipe us out. autism-really-speaks has a better description. Just so you don't let people get the wrong idea, and so you really do support us.
We did the puzzle background for Autism Awareness month, but we weren’t trying to affiliate with a certain organization. A lot of charities over the past have become more of a “fashion statement” than an actual cause, and we don’t want to reduce autistic people and their supportive community into the latest fad.
Thanks for letting us know about Autism Speaks and their mission statement. If you don’t know, Autism Speaks is an organization that seeks to cure Autism- as if it’s a disease. Somewhat unrelated, this is the same dilemma the Deaf community goes through, that being deaf (or autistic in this case) is a problem that needs to be fixed.
The important thing to know is to be AWARE of autism. That means to do your research and learn about autism. You don’t have to donate money to a certain charity to be a supporter. If you decide to donate money, please keep in mind to research the organizations first. This goes for all charities, not just the ones promoting Autism Awareness. Sometimes it’s easy to get swept up into the moment, especially when celebrities endorse these certain charities, so it’s best to think critically before acting.
You can be an active part of the autistic community just by giving them love, acceptance, and understanding, which is what the community really needs. In a way, all of us make up a jigsaw puzzle. No one piece is the same, but by connecting to one another, we can be part of a bigger picture.