September192014

lareinaana:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

Yeah, no, not staying silent— the cosplay community kinda has a shitty enough track record as is with race already without people not speaking up, so here goes:

Con organizers, cosplayers and the con community needs to get allll the fuck over this, and here’s why: urban space are already unsafe for the people who already live there thanks to police brutality, now imagine this happening at a con. It doesn’t take a lot, really, imagine what happens to that con’s reputation and revenue when people start to realize, “wow I guess it’s really not safe!” This goes beyond issues of shitty con security and hotels. This goes beyond the typical dramas the pop up at just about every con or cosplay gathering, this goes so, so far beyond that. Where the cons are scared to go, their revenue is scared to go: there go the hotel bookings, the money spent at local restaurants, the money in a lot of cases funneled into public transit, the works.  This is just another facet of the systemic attack on our POC brothers and sisters, and now the local police know they can use being in costume as another excuse to open fire.

It’s only gonna take one incident at a major con to do it. Who wants to take bets on NYCC? 

SDCC? DragonCon? Otakon? Wizard World? Gen Con? PAX?

Place your bets everyone, the clock is ticking.

And when it counts down? Bye-bye cons.

(via recklessisawreck)

September172014
dapperpomade:

Detail from the Cover to TMNT/GB #3. Looks like someone is possessed! The power of Christ compels you to pre-order this issue! ;)

I am so ready for this crossover…..

dapperpomade:

Detail from the Cover to TMNT/GB #3. Looks like someone is possessed! The power of Christ compels you to pre-order this issue! ;)

I am so ready for this crossover…..

1PM

thesmokinsmolder:

forever-tangledup:

I cannot even put into words how many emotions this story makes me feel. It’s so sad and sweet and cute and just plain heartbreaking. It shows us how much of a monster Gothel really was, but it also shows just how strong Eugene and Rapunzel’s bond is. This is how you OTP.

Im so glad no one was home when I read this because I was just sobbing and giggling like an idiot.

Aw, this is damn adorable. 

I know it’s a licensing thing, but it will forever be a pet peeve that they never call him Eugene— that was as much as a character development point as him realizing Rapunzel was his “new dream”—and that’s all Rapunzel called him through the latter part of the movie.

(via thepreciousthing)

September162014

simptasia:

pointless-posts-and-fandoms:

how was Fred ever the leader

he knew how to drive a van

No. No. See in the context of SD:MI this movie is heartbreaking. They met the actual Blue Falcon; were part of a mystic conspiracy that spanned thousands of years. This is Velma giving up. This is Velma saying there are no true mysteries in spite of having lived one. This is Velma having resigned to never finding a way home to the girl she loved. This is hopelessness. 

(Source: legendofjustice, via thepreciousthing)

September152014

That point where your RP characters’ histories are so intertwined there are time traveling marriages.

What in all holy hell have I gotten myself into?

9AM
September142014

madhattressdelux:

Benefits of having OTPS that can double as brOTP:
Always together (platonic or romantic)
Nobody can deny they aren’t important to each other
Their fucking friendships are a precious thing
A good relationship
Communication comes relatively easy
Simple things can’t shake their unbreakable bro-ship

Cons:

(via yourfatherisahamster)

September112014

metasexual:

raeseddon:

metasexual:

ihatecispeople:

if the creator has to say “yeah this one vague line was refering to this character being gay” it doesnt count as representation. if it’s a punchline at the end of the movie, it doesn’t count as representation. if the writer announces it outside the work but never in the work it doesnt fucking count as representation

While I mostly agree, I’m not exactly sure this kind of black and white thinking is all that helpful to the actual lgbtq audience pool.  Mostly because there are so many different standards, circumstances, and a lot of other different factors that come into play for what people consider good representation, or at least a positive and thought provoking message about queer identity.

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I think there’s also a distinction to be made as to whether a canon text is trying to normalize the presence of queer characters or not, in the sense of moving away from the idea that a queer narrative must include certain things (like a coming out story, for example.) That’s certainly what I took away in the case of Paranorman, as well as how that reveal fit into the overall narrative. 

I honestly do believe there will come a time when queer characters are normalized to the point where most of the things we associate with the queer experience won’t apply as much: the coming out story, lessons about bullying and acceptance won’t be as prominent because they won’t need to be. This is what the queer community and queer allies should be striving for, and sometimes I’m afraid that any move that’s made towards it will be rejected outright and not recognized for the progress that it is, because the queer identity of a character isn’t beating the reader/viewer over the head.

Yes, *exactly*.

I mean it has to be tricky in the current social clime, navigating between keeping queer sexuality visible and relevant, but not all-consuming, and the constraints levied by corporate higher powers.  So it is doubly disappointing to me when it does feel like even good intentions are just kind of… shut down, more than anything.

But yeah, I agree with you, and I think that time will come, too.  Especially as more stuff becomes available.  Just having more in general seems like a bit step towards being able to shelve all our microscopes for awhile, being able to page through the gallery instead.

(And for whatever might be said about Bioware’s failings, I think it actually is serving as a positive rolemodel for the gaming industry at large, but especially for crowdfunded indie developers who see how big of a demographic the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises are hitting just by diversifying and slowly working in the inclusion of as broad of an audience as possible.  So that helps work this angle, too.)

I understand that it’s also probably hard for people to imagine what a queer narrative would look like where normalization was established. We can imagine, sure but in all it would be surreal to write.  What would the focus be without the loci that have been so central to that narrative for so long? (Hint: Not too terribly different from already-normalized narrative loci. And no, that’s not a bad thing.)

And the only problem I have with having Bioware as a benchmark is that they are an exceedingly well-funded company. A lot of things they do, they do in part because they can afford to do it. So it’s a bit of an unfair bar to set for crown-funded ventures, even with the demographic interest.

(Source: halloweengender)

12PM

metasexual:

ihatecispeople:

if the creator has to say “yeah this one vague line was refering to this character being gay” it doesnt count as representation. if it’s a punchline at the end of the movie, it doesn’t count as representation. if the writer announces it outside the work but never in the work it doesnt fucking count as representation

While I mostly agree, I’m not exactly sure this kind of black and white thinking is all that helpful to the actual lgbtq audience pool.  Mostly because there are so many different standards, circumstances, and a lot of other different factors that come into play for what people consider good representation, or at least a positive and thought provoking message about queer identity.

Read More

I think there’s also a distinction to be made as to whether a canon text is trying to normalize the presence of queer characters or not, in the sense of moving away from the idea that a queer narrative must include certain things (like a coming out story, for example.) That’s certainly what I took away in the case of Paranorman, as well as how that reveal fit into the overall narrative. 

I honestly do believe there will come a time when queer characters are normalized to the point where most of the things we associate with the queer experience won’t apply as much: the coming out story, lessons about bullying and acceptance won’t be as prominent because they won’t need to be. This is what the queer community and queer allies should be striving for, and sometimes I’m afraid that any move that’s made towards it will be rejected outright and not recognized for the progress that it is, because the queer identity of a character isn’t beating the reader/viewer over the head.

(Source: halloweengender)

10AM

It’s September 11th.

To be honest, the day doesn’t have a lot of personal meaning for me, and I’m not the type to get righteously patriotic over some sense that “we got ‘em!” or that the lives of the people who died thirteen years ago today are somehow “avenged.” 

I’ve never believed in revenge, and because of how it happened and why it happened I’ve always found it impossible to “celebrate” today as the triumph of American Exceptionalism over what has been characterized as mindless, baseless, malice. (It wasn’t always.)

In the last thirteen years I’ve seen this country become what we supposedly despised most— not that I was unaware that it had always been going on— but it’s as if the repercussions of The Great Game finally being visited upon the nation personally was written permission  to become as openly vile, hateful and mindlessly destructive as those that stood against us.

At the rate we’re going, they won’t be the last.

I ask today, where are the seeds of compassion? Is it still possible for them to grow in a place so leached of all it’s life-sustaining forces? Or have we become so convinced that selfishly hoarding them for ourselves because resources are so scarce is the “best we can do”?

I don’t think so. I’ve seen plenty of examples across this dashboard alone that prove there is more in us as a people than that. The past thirteen years have seen compassion, empathy, kindness, as small and shy and weak as they can seem, blossom over the circuitry and spill out beyond it’s borders.

Even today, I see it still.

 

September92014

Anyone who isn’t listening to The Thrilling Adventure Hour needs to start. Now. Right Now.

1PM

There’s something about the turn of autumn around here, the slow twist of a cool breeze becoming sharp that wakes a languid restlessness in me. I feel like I should be outside tending a field. Not that we have one. Most of the time I just end up tidying my room.

Everybody else have spring cleaning. I have autumn cleaning

12PM

Spent the morning listening to the Tom Mison narrated audio book of Sleepy Hollow. Somehow every time I read/listen to this story I forget that it’s 90% food porn and 10% ghost story. And it’s excellent on both counts. 

10AM

haibara-aptx:

Kogoro can be pretty awesome at times~ (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑

☃名探偵コナン movie 8

As a make-up artist this speaks to me on a spiritual level.

(via detectivecatstorm)

September82014
hello-delicious-tea:

willgrahamsstagdo:

eggsuckinguttertrash:

anybody read this?
i didn’t pick it to read right now nah i totes had a change mind so yeah i am reading it, but some input would be kind of nice because, well, it seems a tad odd
the way it’s set up
it was mentioned quite a few times in my internet perusing, and a lot of people were talking about how long/hard (i’ve been reading for 7 months…) of a read it is so of course i had to buy it
and i mean, it’s a big book, gotta be at least 500 pages (i didn’t check) but
just
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so yeah
any input you can give me on what i’m getting myself into here would be cool

This is the best book i have ever read, it took months to read it and i couldnt even finish it the second time round, i seriously recomend it though

This book is the bomb. It is awesome. It is terrifying. I haven’t yet had the leisure to just read the bloody thing start to finish, but it’s one of those books that you’re reading all haha this isn’t scary and then you look up and the walls are closing in around you and your hallway may or may not be there it might be stretching it might be shrinking it might be nice to close that door now. I went to the 7-11 to get a snack in the middle of reading this book. All the shelves had been rearranged. Nothing was where I left it. It scared the shit out of me, I had to take some very deep breaths here. And you would know why if you read this book, which could be catalogued as ‘architectural horror’.

True story: first time I read this book I dropped off the face of the earth for a week. Barely ate, couldn’t sleep, enclosed spaces were a big no, (and I’ve never been claustrophobic) and at the time I lived in a miniscule rancher with my dad. My brother visits during this invisible week of mine to figure out what the hell happened: he finds me in the bunker that is now our living room (my room was “too small” it had started to freak me out) and I’d lost about six pounds and didn’t go anywhere in the house without being in arm’s reach of some kind of weapon. I’d been reading for about 18-20 hours a day, “sleeping” for maybe four hours. 
So yeah uh, I actually wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone with known problems like addictive personality disorders because it screwed me up for a few years. My current copy of the book is riddled with notes and I’ve always wanted to write a thesis on it but I’ve always been wary of immersing myself like that again.

hello-delicious-tea:

willgrahamsstagdo:

eggsuckinguttertrash:

anybody read this?

i didn’t pick it to read right now nah i totes had a change mind so yeah i am reading it, but some input would be kind of nice because, well, it seems a tad odd

the way it’s set up

it was mentioned quite a few times in my internet perusing, and a lot of people were talking about how long/hard (i’ve been reading for 7 months…) of a read it is so of course i had to buy it

and i mean, it’s a big book, gotta be at least 500 pages (i didn’t check) but

just

let me show you

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so yeah

any input you can give me on what i’m getting myself into here would be cool

This is the best book i have ever read, it took months to read it and i couldnt even finish it the second time round, i seriously recomend it though

This book is the bomb. It is awesome. It is terrifying. I haven’t yet had the leisure to just read the bloody thing start to finish, but it’s one of those books that you’re reading all haha this isn’t scary and then you look up and the walls are closing in around you and your hallway may or may not be there it might be stretching it might be shrinking it might be nice to close that door now. I went to the 7-11 to get a snack in the middle of reading this book. All the shelves had been rearranged. Nothing was where I left it. It scared the shit out of me, I had to take some very deep breaths here. And you would know why if you read this book, which could be catalogued as ‘architectural horror’.

True story: first time I read this book I dropped off the face of the earth for a week. Barely ate, couldn’t sleep, enclosed spaces were a big no, (and I’ve never been claustrophobic) and at the time I lived in a miniscule rancher with my dad. My brother visits during this invisible week of mine to figure out what the hell happened: he finds me in the bunker that is now our living room (my room was “too small” it had started to freak me out) and I’d lost about six pounds and didn’t go anywhere in the house without being in arm’s reach of some kind of weapon. I’d been reading for about 18-20 hours a day, “sleeping” for maybe four hours. 

So yeah uh, I actually wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone with known problems like addictive personality disorders because it screwed me up for a few years. My current copy of the book is riddled with notes and I’ve always wanted to write a thesis on it but I’ve always been wary of immersing myself like that again.

(via rabbit-miza)

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