Daniel: The blog of a geek

The day to day ramblings of a geek with a love for men, television and RPGs.
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markrosewater:

"Tales from the Pit" #847

Do Naga’s have heels?

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

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ayebeee:

mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

suchbirds how cute

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dreams-of-nowhere:

Chrom - Fire Emblem

Photo by: Matheus Assunção (me) 
Model: Nando Gray

(via misery-loves-comedy)

tigermisu:

There’s this guy that rants everyday about how everyone is sinners at our college and someone made a bingo game to go along with him today

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laina:

laina:

laina:

this guy was watching the vmas with me and now he’s educating himself how precious is that

he keeps asking me all these questions about aspects of feminism and he’s like “so basically it’s about letting women do what they want without being judged for it” and I was like yea and he was like “oh okay that’s so simple why isn’t everyone a feminist” it’s precious

update: I banged him

I think “Why isn’t everyone a feminist?” argument can be summed up the same way as “Why isn’t everyone a communist?”. In theory, they both have great ideals. In practise, they have prominent members who’ve abused and soured it.

(via river-and-johnny)

I spent like 10 years of my life pretending to fly around on a broomstick and you’re asking me if preparing for a love scene was ‘tricky’ because the other person also had a penis?
Daniel Radcliffe  (via celestinevibes)

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sofapizza:

l4tul4s-4n1m3-boobs:

hotelmatt:

I CNANT STOP LAUGHIGN AT THHS GIF BECUAUSE OF THE PERSON CHANGING NATIONALITIES IN THE BAKCKGROUND

ONE TIME I RAN SO FAST I TURNED BLACK

a track star is born

sofapizza:

l4tul4s-4n1m3-boobs:

hotelmatt:

I CNANT STOP LAUGHIGN AT THHS GIF BECUAUSE OF THE PERSON CHANGING NATIONALITIES IN THE BAKCKGROUND

ONE TIME I RAN SO FAST I TURNED BLACK

a track star is born

(via 0dream-of-this0)

engorgio-reducio:

should i reblog for the caption or the tags

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thecutestofthecute:

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Appreciation Post

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