thegreenwolf:

cowgirlwisdom101:

thefreckledavantgardegoober:

mysticmisfit89:

Meanwhile, in prehistoric Canada…..

No no, you don’t understand, moose really do get that big. Take it from a Canadian. I’ve seen that bullshit in person. Scary as all heck.

I can second that statement!

Reminder that until several thousand years ago, megafauna were a LOT more common, to include in North America, and the moose is just a fair-to-middling sized species.

(Source: outdooroddities.com)

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noelfrost:

prinnyemperor:

in brightest day in blackest night something something green lantern

False, it’s actually:

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birbcecil:

carlos likes the little scream. not the big scream.

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 When you walk with Sherlock Holmes you see the battlefield

 When you walk with Sherlock Holmes you see the battlefield

(Source: jamesmoriatty)

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princessparadoxical:

So Nik Harkins, the official Sponsorship Coordinator/Vendor Coordinator for Emoti-Con 2015 (Dashcon 2.0) and who was involved at Dashcon 2014 just made a comment on the Emoti-Con Facebook Page and man, is it an absolute clusterfuck of condescention, victim-blaming and absolute unprofessionalism.
This is the same Nik Harkins that
posted an open letter regarding the fact that Emoti-Con staff triggered a panic attack by stalking people posting in the tag (and then justified his temper tantrum by saying that this is why he’s a vendor coordinator and not PR)
claimed that Welcome to Night Vale basically tweeted “fuck you” to SDCC, and that they are full of themselves
claimed that Dashcon was not at fault, that Welcome to Night Vale walked from Dashcon and that they created a slanderous post afterwards
claimed that Welcome to Night Vale were unprofessional, lied about their experiences and failed their fans
said that Welcome to Night Vale should’ve made the smarter executive choice and performed even without payment
said that Welcome to Night Vale, Gingerhaze and Baker Street Babes (who were all treated abysmally by Dashcon) need to actually apologize for misinforming their followers
Defends his continued mistreatment of guests as "I afford professionalism to those who deserve it. I know a good deal about handling myself professionally"
Because this is the sort of behaviour that Emoti-Con finds acceptable from its staff.
But wait. There’s more!

continuing to see posts like this both here and on tumblr makes me really sad, because the attention is always on Megg and Cain and not on the majority of other people who are also working on Emoti-Con Indy

The majority of the people working on Emoti-Con Indy are college students with no convention experience.
Their general approach seems to be to post unoriginal ballpit jokes, condescending pretenses at good faith and evasive pseudo-informative answers on the official blog, and act like drama queens on their personal blogs (which were linked in their ‘official biographies’ on the Emoti-Con Tumblr).

All the rest of us staff are working really hard and bringing a lot to the table to make this convention a success, and every single time someone angry, like you, comes forward and asks us about DashCon, it’s hugely frustrating.

So far, Emoti-Con’s staff have stalked people in the tags into having a panic attack, deleted comments on Facebook and Tumblr, are publically badmouthing previous convention guests, and compared people asking questions to actual fucking terrorists.
If by “bringing a lot to the table” means acting like a bunch of amateurs then yes, they’re all doing swimmingly.

Now let me explain to you a thing about businesses.

… he actually just unironically used let me explain you a thing.

Just because someone owns more than one business, does not mean those businesses are affiliated, and does not mean either business can blab about the other. 

One of your admins recently filed for bankruptcy, her first convention was left thousands of dollars in debt and she’s currently offering to write (almost) anything for $0.01/word.
Emoti-Con is being run by people who
changed their rules halfway through to ensure that attendees wouldn’t be able to seek reimbursement for the failed Welcome To Night Vale panel (where Welcome to Night Vale understandably walked after Dashcon failed to cover their transportation and performance fees as agreed upon)
is yet to reply to the charity Random Acts after they denied any involvement with Dashcon and asked for an account of all money raised (which they haven’t yet received)
treated volunteers so badly (including two who flew all the way from Australia) that they left early for mental health reasons (trigger warning for panic attack)
put exhibiting artists in a position where they almost became federal criminals
breached contract with exhibiting artists regarding security (many of which were left hundreds of dollars out of pocket)
ran an IndieGoGo campaign in 2013 that promised donors a range of prizes - none of these were sent out, and some were actually used as prizes at the convention itself (along with hotel mints)
changed the descriptions for panels without panelists consent 
may have potentially stolen art to use in their banner
encouraged underage attendees to throw physical money into a bag being passed around the room
did a ‘puff piece’ explanation interview that blamed everyone but themselves for what happened
For real, you can cry about affiliation all you want but people are justified in wanted reassurances that they won’t be treated as badly at Emoti-Con as people were treated at Dashcon.

In the mean time, it’s not going to get me or anyone else anywhere to be constantly asking over and over and over questions of people that cannot answer them.

Just shut up, stop asking genuine questions and posting legitimate questions, and give them all your money. Gosh.

That’s why we directed people to Megg’s blog, where she posted personally about it

The post they’re referring to is a complete joke, and gives about as much useful information as the official statement or explanation interview (the former being a deliberately disingenuous pseudo-apology, the latter being a bland PR puff piece designed to absolve the admin of all responsibility).

please for the love of god stop asking the rest of the staff who don’t have your answers and are working hard on putting together a different and better event

Emoti-Con was offering early tickets until 20th September, but extended it to “a limited time only” because no-one bought any. They’re spruiking a fandom ‘scare house’ despite Emoti-Con’s staff harassing people in the tags into having panic attacks.
Emoti-Con are claiming that there is no way that  potential volunteers (if “chosen”) will have their credit details used  for things that they haven’t consented to and that “we do not want to burden our volunteers and panelists with debt” despite the fact that Emoti-Con admins did that exact thing to volunteers who had flown all the way from Australia to work.
Emoti-Con are  frantically backpedalling on their claim to appeal to 4chan but are still claiming to cater to Reddit despite overwhelming derision and opposition from the site itself.
They’re using people in Emoti-Con advertising even though they explicitly were asked not to.

… a different and better event



It is the train that keeps on crashing.

princessparadoxical:

So Nik Harkins, the official Sponsorship Coordinator/Vendor Coordinator for Emoti-Con 2015 (Dashcon 2.0) and who was involved at Dashcon 2014 just made a comment on the Emoti-Con Facebook Page and man, is it an absolute clusterfuck of condescention, victim-blaming and absolute unprofessionalism.

This is the same Nik Harkins that

Because this is the sort of behaviour that Emoti-Con finds acceptable from its staff.

But wait. There’s more!

continuing to see posts like this both here and on tumblr makes me really sad, because the attention is always on Megg and Cain and not on the majority of other people who are also working on Emoti-Con Indy

The majority of the people working on Emoti-Con Indy are college students with no convention experience.

Their general approach seems to be to post unoriginal ballpit jokes, condescending pretenses at good faith and evasive pseudo-informative answers on the official blog, and act like drama queens on their personal blogs (which were linked in their ‘official biographies’ on the Emoti-Con Tumblr).

All the rest of us staff are working really hard and bringing a lot to the table to make this convention a success, and every single time someone angry, like you, comes forward and asks us about DashCon, it’s hugely frustrating.

So far, Emoti-Con’s staff have stalked people in the tags into having a panic attack, deleted comments on Facebook and Tumblr, are publically badmouthing previous convention guests, and compared people asking questions to actual fucking terrorists.

If by “bringing a lot to the table” means acting like a bunch of amateurs then yes, they’re all doing swimmingly.

Now let me explain to you a thing about businesses.

… he actually just unironically used let me explain you a thing.

Just because someone owns more than one business, does not mean those businesses are affiliated, and does not mean either business can blab about the other.

One of your admins recently filed for bankruptcy, her first convention was left thousands of dollars in debt and she’s currently offering to write (almost) anything for $0.01/word.

Emoti-Con is being run by people who

For real, you can cry about affiliation all you want but people are justified in wanted reassurances that they won’t be treated as badly at Emoti-Con as people were treated at Dashcon.

In the mean time, it’s not going to get me or anyone else anywhere to be constantly asking over and over and over questions of people that cannot answer them.

Just shut up, stop asking genuine questions and posting legitimate questions, and give them all your money. Gosh.

That’s why we directed people to Megg’s blog, where she posted personally about it

The post they’re referring to is a complete joke, and gives about as much useful information as the official statement or explanation interview (the former being a deliberately disingenuous pseudo-apology, the latter being a bland PR puff piece designed to absolve the admin of all responsibility).

please for the love of god stop asking the rest of the staff who don’t have your answers and are working hard on putting together a different and better event

Emoti-Con was offering early tickets until 20th September, but extended it to “a limited time only” because no-one bought any. They’re spruiking a fandom ‘scare house’ despite Emoti-Con’s staff harassing people in the tags into having panic attacks.

Emoti-Con are claiming that there is no way that potential volunteers (if “chosen”) will have their credit details used for things that they haven’t consented to and that “we do not want to burden our volunteers and panelists with debt” despite the fact that Emoti-Con admins did that exact thing to volunteers who had flown all the way from Australia to work.

Emoti-Con are frantically backpedalling on their claim to appeal to 4chan but are still claiming to cater to Reddit despite overwhelming derision and opposition from the site itself.

They’re using people in Emoti-Con advertising even though they explicitly were asked not to.

… a different and better event

It is the train that keeps on crashing.

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deducecanoe:

8m57w6:

ashtonjpage:

passiveimagination:

My mom teaches Kindergarten and I went to her classroom a few days ago and saw what appeared to be a small shrine dedicated to Jodie Foster in the corner of the room and I had literally no idea why it was there, so I asked my mom about it and she said it’s where the kids can go to tattle on each other so they don’t always do it to her

So basically my mom tells her little Kindergarteners to tell on each other to a magazine clipping of Jodie Foster that they call Miss Tattle and if you don’t think that’s the funniest thing then get out of my face

OMG, I can’t.

 Oh man yeah this is a super common thing, we have one of these in my preschool room, too, except ours is a picture of Obama. When the kids are upset or angry or want to tattle or whatever they “Go tell the President” and its my favorite thing.

GO TELL THE PRESIDENT

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bloggish:

how the hell did we get the idea pink isn’t a cool colour

because scientifically speaking pink doesn’t even exist; it fits between violet and red on the spectrum but actually what goes there is infrared and ultraviolet and all those things we can’t see

pink is the ambassador of an otherworldly and unknowable realm it is the most badass colour out there

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helioscentrifuge:

asgardreid:

sextronautt:

we live in a world where the pizza arrives faster than the police

Well the pizza driver faces consequences when their job isn’t done right.

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