so when are we gonna stop pretending beer tastes good
77,655 people (and counting) need Jesus.
*is not Christian and you can’t make me like beer :P*
Why is actually disliking the taste of alcohol so difficult to grasp for people? (It really seems to confuse people. Then they start quizzing me on specific brands in some desperate attempt to reject what I just said).
Harbor Police arrested a 29-year-old man early Sunday morning, July 27th in a hotel at 333 West Harbor Drive. He was booked into San Diego County Jail at 11:20 am on charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of minor. The victim, a juvenile female, was transported to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. The Harbor Police Investigations Unit is handling the incident. This investigation is ongoing.
HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED.
For those who don’t know what has been happening,
According to the girl’s mother, her injuries are severe, and indicate a vicious beating. Here is the account of what occurred from Tumblr:
IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.
One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.
”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter REDACTED aka REDACTED was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at REDACTED. Thank you in advance”. -REDACTED
When I do charity events dressed as Batgirl, all the children of color are absolutely overjoyed. They literally embrace me and I can see them realize that their own race and skin color is not a hindrance to their creativity, as everything they see and experience has been telling them ever since they were old enough to process media.
The white children are hesitant and some attempt to quiz me or insist that I’m not ‘right’ or ‘real’. They are repeating what they have been told and what they have seen all their lives. I explain that Batman believes that anyone can be a hero if they are a good person and work hard, no matter what they look like. So of course Batgirl and Robin can be Black or Chinese or Spanish or anything, because that doesn’t change who they are.
The kids accept this and by the end of the event we’re all holding hands and talking about video games. I think representation is more important than ‘accuracy’ and I won’t be involved with an organization that doesn’t agree with that.
Jay Justice, on whether costumers who dress for charity events should only portray characters ‘accurately’ or not, with implications that ‘accuracy’ means that a non white person should limit themselves to canonical characters of color. (via msjayjustice)
The Amazing Velvet Mace’s Genius Diagram about why some fanfiction stories are crazy popular while others, which may be technically better, are not so popular.
The original post is here, and I think it should be considered pan-fandom required reading. I bow to her genius. Everyone study this diagram and internalize it.
All hail Velvet Mace.
I love how she draws the distinction between intellectually satisfying fiction and emotionally satisfying fiction. As she so perfectly puts it: “Being an English major exposed me to plenty of stories where unpleasant and miserable people interact in a highly realistic and nuanced way. Being an avid reader, I’ve also encountered “Sex Pollen turns adorable canon characters into tentacled luv sluts.” And, I don’t know about you, but while I may discuss the first readily in public, it’s the second one that keeps me up until 1 am.”
Sometimes you want to see your faves interacting with other characters in a highly realistic and nuanced way. That’s a good thing. But don’t feel bad if you boot up the computer and think ‘nah, I’m not feeling for highly realistic right now, had a gutful of reality today. I just want to see my precious bb as a tentacle luv slut’.
That was the one thing that jarred me out of the episode while I was watching it. Different style of Who? Fair enough, this isn’t the 20th century. Different continuity than I remember? Well, sure, Who has never been consistent. Wait, wait, wait… when the Blackadder version of Queen Elizabeth seems more in character, something ain’t right.
There is an argument to be made that none of the queens in that episode were real, and that they were all shapeshifting aliens.
No matter what the writer actually intended. If they wanted to be taken seriously, they should have written it better.