in 4th grade we were making clay pots in art and our teacher kept saying “make them thinner! those are too thick they won’t work” so we made them thinner and when she put then in the kiln they all exploded and she told us it was our fault because we made them too thin and if that doesn’t describe the school system i don’t know what does
CONGRATULATIONS, HOMESTUCK FANDOM AT SACANIME SUMMER 2014! YOU GUYS WERE TRULY AMAZING AND HAD SUCH A GOOD REPUTATION!!!
No seriously though. I’m referring to the majority of the cosplayers there that blocked the ballroom, screamed during the meetups, smeared gray everywhere, and didn’t clean up after their mess. You guys made the rest of us look horrible, even when respectfully asked to discontinue your game of spin the bottle, you guys could not stop. Fantastic! So here’s how the non-homestucks on the Sacanime page have seen it.
Now you could argue that “oh don’t pick on the Homestuck fandom, we’re nice :(((” No. You were the only ones that caused trouble during the con and the staff had given up on even trying to stop since you wouldn’t listen.
Prayers out there for the good Homestucks that were so badly represented though, I respect you guys, thanks for cleaning up the mess that the big part of the fandom left for us to pick up. Bless you all.
Here’s a prime example of the problem with the Homestuck fandom as it currently is. I speak here as someone who is entrenched so deeply in Homestuck I doubt I’ll ever be able to not call myself a fan, so trust me, I understand that there are people who don’t go around making fools of themselves in the fandom. The issue with the Homestuck fandom as a whole is that there is such a large part of the fanbase that is composed of kids who range from thirteen years old to sixteen. I have nothing against kids of that age group—hell, I was one three years ago—but a lot of them still have a very long way to go when it comes to maturity.
The thing is, most of the characters in Homestuck are assholes in one way or another. At the very least, most of them behave like assholes at one time or another. As a Homestuck, I can say that in the comic itself they are mostly very loveable assholes who tend to redeem themselves at least enough so you can shrug and not be all that bothered by their behaviors. But to someone who is younger and has yet to mature enough to understand that the following train of thought is utter dreck, i.e., people who are thirteen to sixteen years old, if you’re cosplaying someone who kind of acts like an asshole, it must be totally okay to run around acting like a total asshole because of course you’re just acting in character. And sure, wanting to be in character isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But it’s all about how far you take it.
To the younger Homestucks who somehow miraculously manage to see this post, because I won’t even begin to pretend I have all that many followers to distribute this to any kind of larger audience, it’s incredibly important that you not take the canon behaviors of characters you’re cosplaying as an excuse to act in a way that is rude, offensive, or otherwise asinine, especially at cons. Be considerate of your fellow con-goers, clean up after yourselves, and if you accidentally smear body paint on someone, apologize profusely. (Better yet, seal your body paint properly. Youtube is one hell of a site.)
Again. Repeat after me. Cosplaying as an asshole is NOT an excuse to act like one. If you can remember that, you’ll have a much more positive experience in your Homestuck cosplay anywhere you go, whether it’s at a con or not. And so will everyone else.
Giving this a Homestuck fandom boost
Ok guys, this is NOT OK.
I live in SoCal, and I’m part of the SoCal homestucks. I am one of the median ages for the fandom i guess, or from what I can observe of the homestucks in SoCal.
Over here, we tend to enforce rules about trash, harassment and sealing makeup. But that can’t be true for everyone.
LEAVE THE PLACE BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT
a wonderful motto I got from when i was a girlscout. even if it isn’t YOUR mess, at least help. The fandom already has a bad enough rep as it is, so don’t make it worse. We want to be seen as equals? Then we need to act as equals. This leads to the second point.
DON’T BE RUDE
again, we’ve got a bad enough rep as it is. Do you want to be the ones responsible for constant hate on the fandom? If you do, there’s something wrong. Don’t go shouting profanities at everyone just because you’re karkat. ESPECIALLY if there are children around. SEAL YOUR GOD DAMN PAINT or keep to yourself. Seriously, it’s easy to seal paint if you actually put a bit of effort into it. People, a lot of times, put a lot of time and money into their cosplays. If you’re not sealed and you hug them; congrats, asshole. you just ruined their cosplay. It might not be washable. Seriously, some people pour hundreds of dollars into that shit.
Offshoot of this, ASK THE CUTIE BEFORE YOU TOUCH THE BOOTY, or even touch them in general. I have friends that get freaked out and literally have extreme physical responses to being touched on the sides and stuff. And some people are just not comfortable with random hugs. Ask before you hug them, or touch them, or even touch a part of their cosplay. This especially goes for props and wigs. Cosplay is not consent, god damn it. Also, don’t take pictures without asking.
IF YOU THINK SOMETHING MIGHT BE WRONG, IT PROBABLY IS. Seriously, just make sure to check yourself.
Make sure if you do anything on accident, apologise and offer help if you can.
BE A DECENT PERSON
if i ever don’t reblog this assume i’m dead
Remember that this game was supposed to be educational.
I like how this game was specifically constructed with an internal forbidden words list, but rampant profanity ended up being the LEAST of this game’s madnesses.
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3th time i’ve reblogged this
its 20 fucking 14 can we stop pretending that online activism and general awareness campaigns “dont do anything” before i got on tumblr i was a racist sexist anti-feminist piece of garbage whos greatest understanding of any social issue was discrimination against white gay men and that trans people were “men trapped in womens bodies”
obviously something fucking right is going on so why dont you stop being pessimistic little shits.
American History textbooks more like
Chapter 1: Introduction to White People
Chapter 2: White Settlers and The Indian Savages
Chapter 3: Whitey Makes A Country
Chapter 4: The Blacks
Chapter 5: Wars, Wars, Wars
Chapter 6: No More Racism!: Martin Luther King Jr. Gives a Speech
Chapter 7: The Modern Whites
i need this.
U.S. Mother Gives Away 5-Year-Old Adopted Child From Haiti For Throwing Temper Tantrum
"Having an instant multicultural family was magical for about two weeks,” says Stacey Conner, a 41-year-old American mom from Spokane, Washington.
After she volunteered in an orphanage in Haiti in 2005, Conner and her husband adopted a 5-year-old Haitian boy named “J.”
Conner claims the boy had attachment disorder and began a strict regimen of attachment parenting of constant surveillance in which a child must often ask for food and water. After two months, J threw a tantrum where he unintentionally hit Conner’s nose with the back of his head.
Conner says the 5-year-old’s strike was accidental, but describes it as “a domestic violence situation. Forget love. Right then, I didn’t even like J.”
J was sent to live with another family in the Midwest. Conner’s biological children adjusted seamlessly to life without their adoptive brother. But other people were puzzled. Neighbors who had seen J riding his bike asked, “Where’s your son?” When Conner answered truthfully, “I’d get the most horrified stares, so I’d keep walking. And I didn’t tell many out-of-town friends or extended family for months.”
Despite such events, the Conners were approved by local social workers to become a foster family, and in October 2013 received a 3-month-old boy as their first placement.
white people will let their white kids karate chop them in the throat and call them names in public, but a black child becomes naturally upset after you treat the kid like a grown criminal/animal and you just give them away. go it. sounds reasonable.
"i’d get the most horrified stares"
This is why we don’t trust y’all white savior “oh check out this profile pic of me and these smiling poor brown children. You can tell I really made a difference” asses
The fact that for the most part these people are allowed to do shit like this with no legal punishment or recourse on behalf of the children being abused is mind boggling.
She literally treated that child like a dog.
Actually no, she’d probably treat a dog better.
Accidents like that happen all the time with children, and her first instinct is to stop loving the child and give it away?
I hope that beautiful boy is okay, and with a family that treats him like gold.
Welcome to the adoption industry where they give zero fucks about the well being of the child.
So I finally caught him in the act of escaping
Did you really think that flimsy wire cage would contain his laser eyes? Consider yourself lucky he didn’t melt you instead.
A dead bat still hanging from the ceiling of a cave.
Fun fact: When the muscles in a bat’s feet/legs relax, the foot closes. (Contrast to our hands, which open when the controlling muscles relax.) This is why bats can sleep—and die—upside down.
HELLO GUYS I AM DOING A GIVEAWAY FOR A COPY OF SUPER DANGAN RONPA 2 AND A PSP VITA!!!!!!!!!!!! One winner will be announced on September 2nd, the release date.
That’s the short of it, now here are the rules:
- Please don’t reblog if you already have a PSP Vita.
- I won’t switch out the game for another game if you win, this is specifically a giveaway for SDR2.
- PLEASE don’t reblog if you can afford to get yourself a PSP Vita or SDR2. I want this giveaway to go to someone who wouldn’t otherwise be able to get it.
- One like and one reblog.
- No giveaway blogs allowed.
- You don’t have to be following me!
- People who live internationally will have to be able to give me money for shipping.
- If you are under 18, please ask your parents before reblogging this!!!
- You will have to give me your address if you win!
hey, hey, look at this thing that is ending in under four hours.
I'm an 19 year old Pagan gender queer person living in the hell hole of Fontana California.
I'm an artist and some times I sing.
I'm a homestuck. I'm a whovian. I'm a fan of like 5000 other things.
I also like to blog about cats, blood, and sex.
You can enjoy the crazy show, or leave. I don't really care what you do.
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