Exactly what it says on the tin. Mostly doll stuff, some personal introspection, and occasionally some cartoon-ey things.
And that’s all, folks! With the recent takedown of Molestia, I see the flood of “Homestuck are just as bad” and, honestly, we’re not.
This kind of also turned into a “I am mad at the brony fandom” post. Which I am. C’mon. Be better than this. Don’t make a kid’s show the MOST masturbated to thing on the largest R34 site online. Don’t complain when your rape jokes get attacked. Be respectful sideline fans- don’t run screaming onstage, ripping off your pants and waving your cock around while insulting small girls.
DISCLAIMER YES I KNOW NOT EVERY BRONY IS LIKE THIS. But honestly, you can’t say this is a “small part” of your fandom anymore. You cannot, in the wake of the backlash from Molestia, you cannot, when the statistics are flooded with ponies, you cannot, when the first thing people associate with your fandom is porn and misogyny. You need to make your fandom better. I have no problem with people enjoying the show, making fanart, making a con, running the charity y’all do- those are all great. I have a problem with the face of your fandom being this disgusting mess.
Woop Woop Bondagestuck representin.
I am not in Homestuck fandom, but:
hello this yes this.
Any time anyone is making porn in a fandom for a show that is technically aimed at kids, or at kids and adults, it is incumbent on that porn-maker to behave.
As someone who doesn’t go around at BotCon yelling about Megatron’s robot penis, I do not get why this is difficult to understand.
a man wrote an article about this mysterious new Fan Fiction craze, and oh boy did we all learn a lot from it.
This article is a hilariously ridiculous read, made even more so by the matter-of-fact tone. It’s so inaccurate, it’s a wonder it got published. And the comments are GOLD.
omg apparently he got it published in a journal of anthropology
The comments on the article are really 100% more well-read and interesting then the article.
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.
I’ve posted this before but I’m posting it again because it’s just so important and really gets at the heart of why so much advice about procrastination, much of it targeted at people who have ADHD but are just considered “lazy,” fails. Before you can tell someone to “just do it already,” you need to think about the reasons they’re NOT doing it, like all the meanings they’ve attached to vague terms like “success” and “failure.”
That resonates too much. As I sit on tumblr at 1 in the morning, avoid studying for a test I have at noon today.
OK..so this is why I end up doing most of my stuff near the deadlines.
This explains so much about me, man.
After seeing Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, I walked out of the theatre with both the movie, and the reviews I read about the movie beforehand, weighing heavily on my mind. The reviews had heralded it a masterpiece BUT, the critics said, the ending was anti-climatic. It lacked the emotional punch of the triumphant human spirit. The critics were right, I thought.
As I thought some more though, I realized the critics were wrong in this regard. 12 Years A Slave tells the story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), adapted by his own accounts of these events by John Ridley. It begins with Solomon being ripped from his family and home, and ends with Solomon rejoining his family in their home. In between we will witness him fight his predicament, be beaten down, fight again, be beaten down some more, fight again, until finally he breaks and accepts that he is in fact a slave. But, in the end he escapes and returns home to his family in a scene that had me in tears.
How is this anti-climatic? Simple. It’s fucked up when you stop and think about it. The reason why this story about a free black man, who goes through unmitigated hell, gives up and loses all hope, only to be released and rejoined with his wife and kids after TWELVE years is considered by critics, white critics, to be anti-climatic, or just missing some emotional oomph, is because there’s no cookie for white people at the end.
As white movie goers we are accustomed, when it comes to movies about slavery, to have at the end the abolition of slavery, or at the very least an act that signifies a clear path to the abolition of slavery. Some movies even take place during the Civil War and act like the North wanted to free slaves and that’s why they were fighting. In other words in movies about slavery, made by white people, there is a sort of “Hey. We fucked up. Our bad. But hey, we helped out in the end. Are we not merciful? Didn’t we save you in the end?”
McQueen does not do this. In fact McQueen and Ridley do something so daring that they it will surely cost them any chance of being nominated for an Academy Award. They shoot the entire movie from Solomon’s point of view and in doing so force white people for the first time in my generation, to identify with a black character. A slave.
Early on Solomon is told by another slave not to reveal to anyone he can read or write, or they will beat him for being uppity. Repeatedly throughout the film Solomon tries to seek help from the white people that surround him. There are no white saviors in this movie.
There are no cookies at the end. This happened. There is a happy ending for Solomon, but it’s mired by all that came before it. It doesn’t forgive, and I think that’s what has white critics saying the ending lacks ‘something’. Well, pardon my Missouri roots for showing, but ya’ll can go fuck yourselves. There is no cookie for us at the end, and there shouldn’t be. 12 Years A Slave is a masterpiece from start to finish. I could go on some more but I fear I’m near to overstaying my welcome. It’s a must see. It’s that simple.
A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!