A Broad Abroad

thepageofhopes:

oculonimbus:

hagumis:

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

professorfangirl:

ultimateventist:

charlesoberonn:

If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.

 

However, if something is “old as balls” it’s only about 65 million years old, when placental mammals began to evolve proper testicles.

lydiabutz:

jeanndarc:

jeanndarc:

i am attracted to all versions of chris evans but i cannot decide which one is hotter??? he’s just so good looking??

closely shaved head and dark bearded evans?? extremely cleanshaven blonde steve rogers evans?? young and freckly evans? scruff with hipster glasses evans??? normal brown hair and full beard evans?? 

look i’m having a chrisis 

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batcii:

smoo told me to draw zutara week stuff so instead i drew some modern au gaang. sorry for my shitty handwriting.

castorochiaro:

Guardians of the Galaxy was such a fantastic movie!”

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"There were a lot of issues with GotG that should be addressed and Marvel should work on improving with future movies."

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dual-destininies:

wican:

squided:

lenkagamin-e:

squided:

It’s almost fall you know that means we will all be needing some

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dont bring this back

I waited an entire year to make this post.  It’s coming back.

this is the fucking worst thing i’ve ever seen i can’t believe someone is trying to bring it back it’s not funny at all i hate spiders

*rolls up sleeves* we got a city slicker round these parts

lipsredasroses:

junemermaid03:

not-so-secret-nerd:

disneylicious-art:

(x)

*dies happy*

Wow. Just…wow.

Birth was one of the few things that men were not present for throughout most of European history. While there would have been a male doctor present for Elsa and Anna’s birth, the queen would have been surrounded by her ladies in waiting. For poor women, middle class women, and some elite women, the birth of their child would have consisted of only women relatives, friends, and midwives until really the 20th century but you did start seeing men involved with births (and fucking it up cause that is what they do) starting in the 17th century in Europe. You didn’t really see men involved in birth in the US until well into the 19th century with the rise of gynecology and even then, most women didn’t trust male doctors. Male docotors had a higher rate of problems (still births, birth complications, etc) than midwives did. By the 20th century with the rise in hospitals and better health care (kind of), you started seeing women having birth in hospitals but many women today still choose to give birth at home or with midwives. 
The rant was brought on because it reminded me of my favorite Renaissance painting Birth of Mary - by Domenico GHIRLANDAIO.

lipsredasroses:

junemermaid03:

not-so-secret-nerd:

disneylicious-art:

(x)

*dies happy*

Wow. Just…wow.

Birth was one of the few things that men were not present for throughout most of European history. While there would have been a male doctor present for Elsa and Anna’s birth, the queen would have been surrounded by her ladies in waiting. For poor women, middle class women, and some elite women, the birth of their child would have consisted of only women relatives, friends, and midwives until really the 20th century but you did start seeing men involved with births (and fucking it up cause that is what they do) starting in the 17th century in Europe. You didn’t really see men involved in birth in the US until well into the 19th century with the rise of gynecology and even then, most women didn’t trust male doctors. Male docotors had a higher rate of problems (still births, birth complications, etc) than midwives did. By the 20th century with the rise in hospitals and better health care (kind of), you started seeing women having birth in hospitals but many women today still choose to give birth at home or with midwives. 

The rant was brought on because it reminded me of my favorite Renaissance painting Birth of Mary - by Domenico GHIRLANDAIO.

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akatonbo:

baital:

transsamwinchester:

transsamwinchester:

please watch this cat talking to her babies

if any of my posts deserved to get a lot of notes its this one

This was all I needed today. Thank you, Tumblr.

sevenhour:

nathanielemmett:

Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones characters by DjeDjehuti.

Elsa Daenerys?

I can die happy now