why is there no pause button on the WIldStar installer jfc I’ve made a terrible mistake :’I
why is there no pause button on the WIldStar installer jfc I’ve made a terrible mistake :’I
Here’s a long overdue post about the official Japanese My Little Pony ~Tomodachi wa Mahou~ online shop! I’m sure that some of you already know this exists, or at least were expecting official Japanese goods as soon as the dub was announced, but in case there are still those out there who haven’t heard about this yet, this one’s for you.
For more info + a list of current eBay sellers, please check under the cut!
people realize that you can hate white supremacy and still like other white people on an individual basis or nah
when your notp is the most popular ship in the fandom
This is a quick reminder that the Open Server Weekend is coming up a week from today, on April 18th-20th! The game will be playable for that whole weekend.
The servers will open to the public at 12:01am EST on April 18th and close at 11:59pm on the 20th. The game will be available through our site’s downloads page. Please note that you must have a forum account before you can log in to the servers. It is highly suggested that you register before the 18th, as the servers will be very busy once the weekend starts!
If you don’t have an account already, you can register here.
You can see the system requirements for Legends of Equestria here.
The Open Server weekend will coincide with out panel at Babscon 2014. You can read more about our BABSCon panel and game room here.
Hope to see you there!
2 more days!! :D
we all have this one character death that we will never be over and fine with
Remember Champ, the happiest dog in the world? His owner, Candice Sedighan, just shared with us a new series of photos she’s taken of the adorable dog and his new found friends. Recently, Candice ran into a man who was holding chicks in a box. “He asked me if I think any factories would want them, but I offered to take them instead so I could find them a safer home. I bought all the necessary supplies to keep them comfortable and healthy for a few days, and will be donating them to a local college’s teaching farm.” See more photos of Champ and his adventures via Instagram.
how many times am i going to see that cissexist scene from the new episode of bob’s burgers on my dashboard i haven’t seen a single scene from the new episode in photo/gifset form aside from the “they have testicles because they’re men” thing
like yeah i would give bob’s burgers the benefit of the doubt on that and assume that they don’t know any better and let it slide but they devoted almost an entire episode to making fun of trans women in a previous season
some people are saying “well maybe they’re making fun of bronies for being a bunch of transphobic cis dudebros” but, again, this episode of bob’s burgers exists
Tips for dealing with Designers:
1: Don’t belittle the skill and effort it takes to make designs.
2: Don’t assume you can do what we spent years trainings to do just because you took one class in high school or college way back when. (unless you’re a prodigy)
3: Don’t expect good results from vauge, unrealistic requests.
4: Don’t try to worm your way out of paying when its clear you can. (charities excluded)
Now I realize some people not might realize what they are saying is rude and I am willing to forgive your ignorance, but if you talk like this to a designer you are a jerk.
For the folks over at Clientsfromhell.net whose horror stories (submitted by anonymous designers, photographers and other various professions both creative and not) have inspired this comic. This comic is for you.
Oh so relevant.
To all those who don’t think the rape joke was a problem, or rape jokes are a problem.
I get it, you’re a decent guy. I can even believe it. You’ve never raped anybody. You would NEVER rape anybody. You’re upset that all these feminists are trying to accuse you of doing something or connect you to doing something that, as far as you’re concerned, you’ve never done and would never condone.
And they’ve told you about triggers, and PTSD, and how one in six women is a survivor, and you get it. You do. But you can’t let every time someone gets all upset get in the way of you having a good time, right?
So fine. If all those arguments aren’t going anything for you, let me tell you this. And I tell you this because I genuinely believe you mean it when you say you don’t want to hurt anybody, and you don’t see the harm, and that it’s important to you to do your best to be a decent and good person. And I genuinely believe you when you say you would never associate with a rapist and you think rape really is a very bad thing.
Because this is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down-
6% of college age men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act.
6% of Penny Arcade’s target demographic will admit to actually being rapists when asked.
A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?
They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.
Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.
If one in twenty guys is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, really cool guy, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.
But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.
And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?
That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.
You. The rapist’s comrade.
And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore…
Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim.
Time-Machine (via a comment at shakesville.com)
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ.
Me: *at a white persons house*
Friend: my moms making dinner.. Spaghetti with ketchup
Me: my mom said I gotta come home right now immediately
|I'm kind of low right now. A blog called "Kick-Neckbeards-Ass" behaved rudely to me when I attempted to talk about how Ponies-Against-Bronies could treat Bronies more kindly and then tried to admit that I screwed up when I realized that I did. This wouldn't be so bad we're it not for the fact that I nearly broke down and cried because of it... Maybe I'm not suited to defending the fandom. Can you help?|
To start with, kick-neckbeard-ass is a jerk, plain and simple. They are mean-spirited, crotchety, and can’t produce an alternative opinion without foaming at the mouth and attempting to assassinate someone’s character along with their argument. So, on that regard, don’t take anything they have to say too seriously.
That being said, however, you are not conducting yourself appropriately, or adding anything to your arguments that hasn’t been said before. Rather than empathize with ponies-against-bronies, who was having racist comments left on her artwork, you played the ‘but it’s not all bronies!’ card. You’re rehashing statements that have been repeated so many times they’ve lost their meaning (‘i.e. ‘Love and Tolerate’!).
Love and tolerate is not the message of the show, it’s a phrase the brony fandom coined that has been twisted and used so often that it’s lost it’s meaning. Love and tolerate, at it’s incarnation, was meant to mean to accept when people have different views and continue to tolerate the people, not their damaging or demented views. Views and opinions that are hurtful to other people shouldn’t be tolerated, they should be questioned and admonished where applicable. Moreover, just because you follow the ideal of ‘love and tolerate’ doesn’t mean you can make other people do so. No one HAS to ‘love and tolerate’ anything. In an ideal world we would not harbor hatred for people who disapprove of things we like, but humans were not built as perfect creatures. You’re gonna hate some things, sometimes irrationally, and having someone chime away at your face that you should ‘love and tolerate’ everyone regardless of what they do or say does not always fly with people - and it doesn’t have to.
Listen, I understand the impulse to say ‘this is only a small part of the fandom’, because it is. Here is the thing though - most people who blog consistently about brony related things are aware of that. Most people with a brain are aware of it. There is a way to reinforce the idea that it is only a small portion of the fandom partaking in these actions without sounding like you’re excusing the issue -
"It sucks that there are people in the fandom like this! I’m sorry this is happening to you!"
That’s it. That’s all you need to say.
Your ‘apology’ later on isn’t really an apology either. You might feel as if it is, but you didn’t need to go on and try to excuse your actions - which is what the entire later part of your post reads as. You could have said, “I was mistaken in my post.” Even leaving it at, “I made a mistake when I posted about this. It was not my place to speak, it was never my place to speak, and it probably WILL never be my place to speak.” would have been okay. But when you go on to say you were just trying to protect the fandom’s image, you are attempting to excuse your mistakes. There is no shame in making a mistake, but you have to accept when you make a mistake and not offer up excuses to try and lessen the blow of your error.
On top of that, it’s not that it was not your place to speak - it’s what you were saying, as I noted above, which was basically nothing.
Sometimes it’s pertinent to identify when someone is slinging slander and when someone is speaking out of anger. People lash out and say cruel and unfounded things when they’re angry - having her personal artwork rudely ripped apart by people in the replies to her post, and having people on an image board say racist things about her depictions. It doesn’t mean they’re rightto hate bronies, or imply they’re all bad or all like that, but you’re not going to be doing anything helpful but just regurgitating things other people have said.
I can see that you’re trying to do what’s right, so keep your chin up. I’m not saying these things to be mean to you, or tear you down, I honestly want you to know where you went wrong in your posts. Please don’t be upset :) *hugs* Just try to think about these things and apply them next time around?
Maybe other people have some more input too to help out.
This is reflects my thoughts on the phrase “love and tolerate” and the “minority” argument quite well. I’ve made such mentions before in previous posts.
Glad to see so many good posts from you. I’ve been feeling kind of blah lately. (Not due to fandom matters or this blog however, just generally)
"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars
Nico Lang (via funeraldreams)