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kageyamatobiokun:

actual words spoken by actual oikawa tooru

why does he look so ikemen in the first picture ugh

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fencer-x:

FUCK WHO TOLD YOU YOU COULD MAKE THIS.

fencer-x:

FUCK WHO TOLD YOU YOU COULD MAKE THIS.

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hiddlesherethereeverywhere:

ivorysorrows:

lil-miss-choc:

bonerack:

princessnecrophilia:

weeaboo-chan:

vhscars:

protest-resources:

50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada
Use, redistribute, print. 
Click image and magnify for large version.

Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticizedfiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.

so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex
it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine
i know my shit okay

im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid

Let me
just
fucking
drop
some fucking
knowledge on you right now.
Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.
So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.
Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.
Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.
Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.
Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.

And this post is going into my bookmarks, because it is beautiful.

What scares me most is the fact that people, misinformed and ignorant people, will now try to enter the community/find play partners with the dangerous ideas of what BDSM is. They won’t respect a sub, they won’t listen.
And that can seriously hurt people. People can DIE.

All of this. Anyone who is thinking about experimenting with a BDSM relationship PLEASE do not use this book as a guide. It can be VERY dangerous if not done correctly and safely. Communication is a HUGE FUCKING PART of a BDSM sexual relationship and it is simply not catered to in this book. There are tons of fanfiction authors on here and on AO3 who do BDSM justice. They write about safe words, aftercare, consent, all of it. Go find some of those instead of using this as a guide. 

hiddlesherethereeverywhere:

ivorysorrows:

lil-miss-choc:

bonerack:

princessnecrophilia:

weeaboo-chan:

vhscars:

protest-resources:

50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada

Use, redistribute, print. 

Click image and magnify for large version.

Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticizedfiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.

so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex

it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine

i know my shit okay

im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid

Let me

just

fucking

drop

some fucking

knowledge on you right now.

Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.

So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.

Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.

Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.

Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.

Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.

And this post is going into my bookmarks, because it is beautiful.

What scares me most is the fact that people, misinformed and ignorant people, will now try to enter the community/find play partners with the dangerous ideas of what BDSM is. They won’t respect a sub, they won’t listen.

And that can seriously hurt people. People can DIE.

All of this. Anyone who is thinking about experimenting with a BDSM relationship PLEASE do not use this book as a guide. It can be VERY dangerous if not done correctly and safely. Communication is a HUGE FUCKING PART of a BDSM sexual relationship and it is simply not catered to in this book. There are tons of fanfiction authors on here and on AO3 who do BDSM justice. They write about safe words, aftercare, consent, all of it. Go find some of those instead of using this as a guide. 

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sassmaster-general:

shslactualjustice:

caelas:

girls are so hot???? like i see a hot girl every 2 seconds.  and a hot guy about every 2 weeks.  and even then i’m wary because he might end up yelling something rude at me or making a rape joke or something

image

If you see a hot guy every two weeks, you’re either not looking or using hyperbole. Either way, it’s a dishonest framing method.

And thinking that every guy is going to yell something rude or make a rape joke because he’s a guy already has a name: Bigotry. Only bigots judge someone based on appearance. You assume, without a shred of evidence, that they’re rude or a misogynist. If I were to assume women did the same thing, then it would be sexism, wouldn’t it? Stereotypes hurt people, regardless of who the target is.

You must have very unique tastes, then, OP, ‘cause I see hot guys every time I leave my house.

Whew, smokin’ hot. All of my guy friends are hot. I’m hot. I live in Texas. We’re all hot. Literally and figuratively.


Q
wait so is a trigger anything you dislike?
Anonymous
A

demisnowflake:

idislikecispeople:

A trigger is anything that ilicits a negative response in someone, so in some sense, yeah?

If that’s the case, I’m triggered by you. Pls delete ur blog right now.


tenaflyviper:

witherwhetherwonder:

hugobertington:

witherwhetherwonder:

dispatchrabbi:

bronycon:

Introducing Color Communications Badges
We want to make sure everyone has an amazing and fun weekend at BronyCon, but we also know that it can be overwhelming to meet and be around so many people in such a small space. For 2014, we’re trying something new and we hope that it will have a positive impact on the brony fandom and on the convention community at large.
We’ve adapted the color-coded badges popularized by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and made them available for people who want to express their communication preferences quickly and non-verbally. By doing this, you can notify everyone whether you want to be approached for interactions or not.
Here’s what the badges look like and what they mean:

"Come Talk To Me!" A person wearing a green badge is actively seeking interaction. They may have trouble initating conversations, but it’s okay to come up and start a conversation with them.

"Do I Know You?" A yellow badge means its wearer only wants to talk to people they recognize. Unless you’ve met this person face-to-face before, don’t start a conversation with them. If they start talking to you, you’re welcome to talk back.

"Not Right Now." If a person has a red badge showing, they do not want anyone to talk to them. They may approach others to talk, in which case it’s okay to respond. But unless you’ve been told you’re on someone’s “red list”, don’t start interacting with them.
If you see someone wearing a yellow or red badge, please respect their wishes. If you are wearing a red or yellow badge and someone is harassing you by not respecting your preference, find the nearest BronyCon staff member immediately.
If you’d like more information on The Autistic Self Advocacy Network or the Color Communication Badges, please visit http://autisticadvocacy.tumblr.com.
To download your own Color Communication Badges, visit http://bit.ly/CommunicationBadges

Thanks a ton to autisticadvocacy for helping us out with this!
If you are an eagle-eyed viewer - and I know you are - you might be wondering why we’re not just using ASAN’s template. After some discussion and testing, we found that there were a few things we wanted to change. Here’s what they are, and why we changed them.
First, we changed the “red” shape to a square instead of an octagon. We got feedback that the octagon was hard to differentiate from the green circle at a distance. The square is easier to see, and still means “stop” in the media world, so it works. We also considered an X.
Second, we changed the “yellow” shape to a horizontal line instead of a triangle. The combination of yellow and triangle on a badge was problematic, so we tried to come up with another shape that would work.
Third, the colors are tweaked so that, even to colorblind people, the colors are distinguishable. These badges are actually specifically not BronyCon’s brand colors, as we intend for them to be used by any convention or event (or person!) who wants to.
Last, it’s not apparent from this picture, but the three badges are actually printed with different colors on each side. There is a red/yellow one, a yellow/green one, and a green/red one. This is because lanyards twist and turn, and we want to make sure that when you display a red badge, your lanyard doesn’t turn and make it into a green badge! You can always order your badges so the right color is on the outside.
I really hope that this is the start of fan conventions picking this up and running with it. We only have a limited supply at BronyCon, but I’m hoping that we have to go out and print more during the weekend!

But bronies.

…?
"But Bronies" what?
Don’t leave us hanging tumblr user @witherwhetherwonder
Explain, EXPLAIN!

Wow, you’re kind of proving my point.
I, too, am a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I’ve watched all the episodes (excluding the most recent season, I haven’t gotten to that yet) and the horrible Equestria Girls movie, and I own a Fluttersly plushie, a ponies coloring book, a Celestia keychain and a printed copy of a picture of me as a pony. I refer to episodes when it’s relevant to the conversation or situation, I use the ponies’ personalities to describe certain friends, and I’ve gotten several other people to get into the show as well. However, I choose not to identify with the fandom because they are associated with some truly horrible people and ideas. I understand the horrible people are probably a minority, but they are what the fandom is known for, and what the show has now become associated with.It’s supposed to be a kids show. Like, kid-appropriate. But this subset of bronies has sexualized the characters and situations. Pony porn is now a thing. You can buy wifu pillows of ponies sprawled sexily. You can even get fuckable plushies of the ponies. This is just so inappropriate and wrong on so many levels.There was a terminally ill boy who’s request through the Make A Wish Foundation was to get a character on the show. They did it, and let him even voice the character! The creators and those in charge SPECIFICALLY asked the brony fandom to NOT MESS with that character. And bronies did.


They found a background pony whose eyes weren’t animated to go in the same direction and quickly made her into a big deal, coining the name Derpy, which is offensive to mentally disabled people. They’ve even managed to make her such a big deal you can find tons of merchandise for Derpy too. The character herself isn’t so much a problem as the name and the fact that the fandom uses her to joke about the disabled.


Bronies are associated with “fedoras”, men’s rights activism, and just general douchebaggery and sexism. They are known for having a really skewed view of the world and others, and what they’re entitled to just by being born male. Even if they do a couple good things that doesn’t undo the shitty things they’re known for.
In case you want more things to look at, here are some tumblrs devoted specifically to bronies sucking: http://bronystupidity.tumblr.com/ , http://brony-horror-stories.tumblr.com/ , http://anti-bronies.tumblr.com/
That being said, I think the badge communication system is a really great thing and I hope it leads to better understanding of those with social difficulties, and I hope it leads to others honoring boundaries and being respectful of others. I hope it catches on for other conventions and maybe general social gatherings. People who have difficulty communicating openly with strangers could really benefit from a way of letting others know they don’t want to be approached, autistic or not. I think it could even be a good relating point between those with autism and those who are allistic but aren’t so comfortable around other people. Cons can be really overwhelming even for people who are generally comfortable with others, and if the badge system is successful it would be a way for less-social people to feel more comfortable in a crowded environment. If they know they won’t have unwanted interactions, they might be less intimidated by the con environment and might be more likely to go to a con if that’s something they’ve wanted to do. I really support the original post and the idea of the badges, I am just surprised at the source. I genuinely hope the toxicity of the brony fandom doesn’t affect the success of the project. Only time will tell.

Whoo, boy.  Time to dismantle some more rubbish.
I’m going to go through this post bit by bit, as this person is clearly writing from not only a very extreme bias hellbent on clinging to generalizations, but also one that has been horribly misinformed to boot.
For starters, you’re complaining about “the poor children!” while completely disregarding a few things:
People have been making adult content for cartoon characters literally since animation began.  Go google “Tijuana bibles”.  It’s been going on for nearly 100 years now.  You should probably be aware, too, that this isn’t a male-dominated practice.  Go look up anything regarding Transformers, Xiaolin Showdown, or Team Fortress 2, and see how long it takes you to stumble upon gay porn drawn by women.  Hell, there are even naked player models for TF2.
In fact, A lot of the people producing adult content in this fan base are women.  Though, I’m sure you’ll just continue to deny this.
When it comes to mature content, the main places that house it have built-in filters that keep such content from showing up in a google Safe Search.  Tumblr blogs marked as NSFW are not searchable, and filters on mature content at Derpibooru need to be manually disabled.  The fandom itself actually took it a step further, and initiated a multi-fandom project to make sure that Safe Search is as safe as the name would imply (and frankly, it’s already doing a damn good job).  And, let’s face it, hon: You know damn well that no child should be left unaccompanied on the internet without parental filters enabled in the first place.  If you think two-dimensional drawings are the worst things one can find on the internet, than you’re astoundingly innocent.  You can literally go to Youtube, type in “Budd Dwyer suicide”, and watch a man shoot himself through the back of the head in front of an entire press conference.  There are also four of the Faces of Death films on Youtube in full.  Frankly, “naughty” ponies should be the LEAST of a parent’s concerns.
Not only is no one “taking anything away” from little girls, but if it weren’t for the older members of the fandom that are able to provide consumer feedback to the company, there wouldn’t have been an increase in the quality of the toys, and there wouldn’t be anywhere near the amount of merchandise available for it.  In fact, it weren’t for these “grown men” you speak of (and, by the way, the members of this fan base now number from between seven to twelve million people.  And you honestly believe they’re all adult males?  Really?), the show certainly wouldn’t be approaching its fifth season, nor would it have spun off it’s own sub-franchise (Equestria Girls).
In regards to Sylvain Portlance and Stellar Eclipse:
Sylvain Portlance is a an adult.  HE IS 18 YEARS OLD.  He is not “terminally ill”.  He’s disabled, yes, but he’s not in grave condition.
The Make a Wish Foundation never made any public statement regarding Sylvain, or bronies.
Sylvian’s mother has openly apologized about her initial statement, as she was unaware of Sylvain’s feelings on the matter.
Sylvain himself has openly stated that, as an artist himself, he is open to all kinds of art, and has no qualms whatsoever with whatever anyone decides to draw with his OC.
There was never “a ton” of porn of Stellar Eclipse.  At the time that this occurred, there were only TWO IMAGES, and BOTH BY THE SAME ARTIST.
The artist had no idea at the time that the character was anyone’s OC.
It was not the artist that decided to send either of those images over Twitter.  Those were the actions of a couple of idiots on 4chan intentionally trying to cause drama.
The artist immediately removed the images at the mother’s initial bequest, prior to the Twitter apology.  They did not leave them up, or continue to circulate them, out of spite.
Regarding Derpy Hooves:
The word “derp” is not a slur.  It is typically merely associated with having a cross-eyed or wall-eyed look on one’s face.  At most, it is used when someone makes a mistake out of the ordinary, which - at the core - is exactly what Derpy Hooves was:  An animation error.
Derpy is one of the most beloved characters in the fandom.  I have yet to see anyone besides known trolls making jokes about disabilities at her expense.
Apparently, Hasbro doesn’t entirely side with the idea of “derp” being a slur either, since the name “Derpy” can be clearly seen not only in online toy listings and labels, but printed on the bottom of the Derpy MIMObot.  People working on the show have also publicly stated that the character is going to remain a staple of the show.
Regarding your (seriously pathetic) connections of “fedoras”, “misogyny”, etc:
Why the “fedora” stereotype is complete nonsense.  Written by another woman in the fandom.
Regarding the allegations of “rampant sexism and misogyny”.  The majority of this is literally in the minds of people claiming it.  Need I remind you that someone interpreted an episode about giving less-than-perfect shelter animals a chance at adoption as “rape culture”?
Why any of the stereotypes about this fandom are nonsense.  If you’re old enough to be on tumblr, you’re old enough to not be using any kind of a stereotype.  Seriously.  That’s fucking childish.  Grow up.
What you claim is “WAAAH! SEXISM!” is actually a bunch of guys standing up for themselves, because they’re constantly being attacked by spoiled, entitled teenage girls who abuse the label of “feminism” in order to be nothing more than, as our current Pope so eloquently put it, “chauvinists in skirts”.  These are the same people that demand inclusion into so-called “male-dominated” fields and activities, but who then pitch a glorified conniption fit and scream about “womens’ spaces” being “invaded” the second any male begins to appreciate anything even borderline “feminine”.  Heaven forbid average human beings of all kinds appreciate something no one expected them to (least of all themselves), regardless of how much they knew they would likely get made fun of for it.  For every person that cries about alleged “bad bronies”, maybe they should be taking a look in a fucking mirror for a change, and start weeding out the rejects that continue to stain the label of “feminism” a distasteful shade of bullshit brown.
There are ridiculously numerous instances in using the characters to spread ideals that the woman who created those characters is openly AGAINST.  I guess you’re not THAT concerned about “the poor children” if you support people that use ponies to spread messages of misandry, the advocating of mass male genocide, also openly displaying vulgarity (I won’t even get into the fact that someone of them are actually trying to PROFIT off of this, to boot).  News flash, cupcake!  Lauren Faust does NOT support the kind of man-hating radical feminism that runs rampant on tumblr.  So much so, in fact, that she even wrote an entire episode of The Powerpuff Girls that openly mocks it.  The only reason she now regrets writing that episode is because of the backlash she received from the same people whose views it was criticizing.
"I have nightmares that I will be an old, old lady on my death bed with people yelling at me for Bendy and Equal Fights. I hope I can put them behind me some day." - Lauren Faust, 2005
Unfortunately, the “feminists” that spend such a frankly disturbing amount of time whining about this fan base keep trying to use her as their own personal soap box.  We’re talking about people that send death threats over the most trivial things imaginable (such as the nominations in a fandom POLL), while making very serious accusations against others, yet failing to provide a shred of proof of them.  You’d think that, if these people were really “threatened” and “harassed” as much as they claim, they’d have at least screencapped it, if not published it for public eyes to see.  There’s actual proof of so-called “feminists” on tumblr, and their frankly repulsive fixation on this fan base.  Here - have some.  There’s a heaping helping of people being threatened with death and violence for “daring” to enjoy a cartoon.
People literally make up complete bullshit about this fandom on a regular basis.  Someone actually made up a story about the near abduction and sexual assault of a little girl, which was later definitively proven to be a load of crap.  That’s more than a little fucked up, sunshine.  And then there are also the claims of sexual harassment that allegedly took place at Everfree Northwest of the voice actresses of the Cutie Mark Crusaders that the VA’s themselves openly debunked on Twitter as being complete lies.


Need I even mention the fact that some of them were found to be taking part in exactly the behavior they complain about? The only “entitled” people I see are a bunch of bitter, resentful teenage girls who didn’t get put on “time out” enough when they were little.
The very fact that you linked a bunch of anti-brony sites just goes to show what kind of a person you are.  For starters, these are people that intentionally go to places they know they don’t like, digging around for anything that they can twist into a negative.  They cherry pick behaviors from an extreme minority, and then put them on display as though they represent all fans.  Once again, we’re talking between seven and twelve million people.
And, by the way, the woman who created the series knows very well about the fan base, and is entirely supportive of it, as well as disagrees with the viewpoint of it that you’re currently expressing.

Also, for good measure, here’s a woman that works on the IDK MLP:FiM comic also calling bullshit on brony stereotypes.
The attitudes of people like you seriously make me fucking sick.  Even after children are bullied, and after another boy tried to KILL HIMSELF due to being bullied for liking ponies, you still continue to gleefully smear your bullshit on every surface you encounter.  Hell - some complete and utter assholes decided to even try to sabotage the charity drive to pay for his medical bills.  But no - it’s the “big, mean, BRONIES!” that SAVED HIS FUCKING LIFE that are the “bad guys”.  You can go fuck yourself right off the edge of a cliff.
Lastly, this fan base has accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars for numerous charities worldwide, and have been doing so since the middle of season ONE (i.e., before the existence of an older fandom was even that widely known).
Meanwhile, people like you sit behind your computer screens, spewing forth rivers of bile out of your own discomfort with males embracing something even remotely “feminine”.  Because let’s face it, sweetie - you know damn well that’s the REAL reason for the insecurities you’re putting on display here.
Grow the fuck up, and get a fucking life.

tenaflyviper:

witherwhetherwonder:

hugobertington:

witherwhetherwonder:

dispatchrabbi:

bronycon:

Introducing Color Communications Badges

We want to make sure everyone has an amazing and fun weekend at BronyCon, but we also know that it can be overwhelming to meet and be around so many people in such a small space. For 2014, we’re trying something new and we hope that it will have a positive impact on the brony fandom and on the convention community at large.

We’ve adapted the color-coded badges popularized by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and made them available for people who want to express their communication preferences quickly and non-verbally. By doing this, you can notify everyone whether you want to be approached for interactions or not.

Here’s what the badges look like and what they mean:

  • "Come Talk To Me!" A person wearing a green badge is actively seeking interaction. They may have trouble initating conversations, but it’s okay to come up and start a conversation with them.

  • "Do I Know You?" A yellow badge means its wearer only wants to talk to people they recognize. Unless you’ve met this person face-to-face before, don’t start a conversation with them. If they start talking to you, you’re welcome to talk back.

  • "Not Right Now." If a person has a red badge showing, they do not want anyone to talk to them. They may approach others to talk, in which case it’s okay to respond. But unless you’ve been told you’re on someone’s “red list”, don’t start interacting with them.

If you see someone wearing a yellow or red badge, please respect their wishes. If you are wearing a red or yellow badge and someone is harassing you by not respecting your preference, find the nearest BronyCon staff member immediately.

If you’d like more information on The Autistic Self Advocacy Network or the Color Communication Badges, please visit http://autisticadvocacy.tumblr.com.

To download your own Color Communication Badges, visit http://bit.ly/CommunicationBadges

Thanks a ton to autisticadvocacy for helping us out with this!

If you are an eagle-eyed viewer - and I know you are - you might be wondering why we’re not just using ASAN’s template. After some discussion and testing, we found that there were a few things we wanted to change. Here’s what they are, and why we changed them.

First, we changed the “red” shape to a square instead of an octagon. We got feedback that the octagon was hard to differentiate from the green circle at a distance. The square is easier to see, and still means “stop” in the media world, so it works. We also considered an X.

Second, we changed the “yellow” shape to a horizontal line instead of a triangle. The combination of yellow and triangle on a badge was problematic, so we tried to come up with another shape that would work.

Third, the colors are tweaked so that, even to colorblind people, the colors are distinguishable. These badges are actually specifically not BronyCon’s brand colors, as we intend for them to be used by any convention or event (or person!) who wants to.

Last, it’s not apparent from this picture, but the three badges are actually printed with different colors on each side. There is a red/yellow one, a yellow/green one, and a green/red one. This is because lanyards twist and turn, and we want to make sure that when you display a red badge, your lanyard doesn’t turn and make it into a green badge! You can always order your badges so the right color is on the outside.

I really hope that this is the start of fan conventions picking this up and running with it. We only have a limited supply at BronyCon, but I’m hoping that we have to go out and print more during the weekend!

But bronies.

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"But Bronies" what?

Don’t leave us hanging tumblr user @witherwhetherwonder

Explain, EXPLAIN!

Wow, you’re kind of proving my point.

I, too, am a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I’ve watched all the episodes (excluding the most recent season, I haven’t gotten to that yet) and the horrible Equestria Girls movie, and I own a Fluttersly plushie, a ponies coloring book, a Celestia keychain and a printed copy of a picture of me as a pony. I refer to episodes when it’s relevant to the conversation or situation, I use the ponies’ personalities to describe certain friends, and I’ve gotten several other people to get into the show as well. However, I choose not to identify with the fandom because they are associated with some truly horrible people and ideas. I understand the horrible people are probably a minority, but they are what the fandom is known for, and what the show has now become associated with.

It’s supposed to be a kids show. Like, kid-appropriate. But this subset of bronies has sexualized the characters and situations. Pony porn is now a thing. You can buy wifu pillows of ponies sprawled sexily. You can even get fuckable plushies of the ponies. This is just so inappropriate and wrong on so many levels.

There was a terminally ill boy who’s request through the Make A Wish Foundation was to get a character on the show. They did it, and let him even voice the character! The creators and those in charge SPECIFICALLY asked the brony fandom to NOT MESS with that character. And bronies did.

They found a background pony whose eyes weren’t animated to go in the same direction and quickly made her into a big deal, coining the name Derpy, which is offensive to mentally disabled people. They’ve even managed to make her such a big deal you can find tons of merchandise for Derpy too. The character herself isn’t so much a problem as the name and the fact that the fandom uses her to joke about the disabled.

Bronies are associated with “fedoras”, men’s rights activism, and just general douchebaggery and sexism. They are known for having a really skewed view of the world and others, and what they’re entitled to just by being born male. Even if they do a couple good things that doesn’t undo the shitty things they’re known for.

In case you want more things to look at, here are some tumblrs devoted specifically to bronies sucking: http://bronystupidity.tumblr.com/ , http://brony-horror-stories.tumblr.com/ , http://anti-bronies.tumblr.com/

That being said, I think the badge communication system is a really great thing and I hope it leads to better understanding of those with social difficulties, and I hope it leads to others honoring boundaries and being respectful of others. I hope it catches on for other conventions and maybe general social gatherings. People who have difficulty communicating openly with strangers could really benefit from a way of letting others know they don’t want to be approached, autistic or not. I think it could even be a good relating point between those with autism and those who are allistic but aren’t so comfortable around other people. Cons can be really overwhelming even for people who are generally comfortable with others, and if the badge system is successful it would be a way for less-social people to feel more comfortable in a crowded environment. If they know they won’t have unwanted interactions, they might be less intimidated by the con environment and might be more likely to go to a con if that’s something they’ve wanted to do. I really support the original post and the idea of the badges, I am just surprised at the source. I genuinely hope the toxicity of the brony fandom doesn’t affect the success of the project. Only time will tell.

Whoo, boy.  Time to dismantle some more rubbish.

I’m going to go through this post bit by bit, as this person is clearly writing from not only a very extreme bias hellbent on clinging to generalizations, but also one that has been horribly misinformed to boot.

For starters, you’re complaining about “the poor children!” while completely disregarding a few things:

  1. People have been making adult content for cartoon characters literally since animation began.  Go google “Tijuana bibles”.  It’s been going on for nearly 100 years now.  You should probably be aware, too, that this isn’t a male-dominated practice.  Go look up anything regarding Transformers, Xiaolin Showdown, or Team Fortress 2, and see how long it takes you to stumble upon gay porn drawn by women.  Hell, there are even naked player models for TF2.
  2. In fact, A lot of the people producing adult content in this fan base are women.  Though, I’m sure you’ll just continue to deny this.
  3. When it comes to mature content, the main places that house it have built-in filters that keep such content from showing up in a google Safe Search.  Tumblr blogs marked as NSFW are not searchable, and filters on mature content at Derpibooru need to be manually disabled.  The fandom itself actually took it a step further, and initiated a multi-fandom project to make sure that Safe Search is as safe as the name would imply (and frankly, it’s already doing a damn good job).  And, let’s face it, hon: You know damn well that no child should be left unaccompanied on the internet without parental filters enabled in the first place.  If you think two-dimensional drawings are the worst things one can find on the internet, than you’re astoundingly innocent.  You can literally go to Youtube, type in “Budd Dwyer suicide”, and watch a man shoot himself through the back of the head in front of an entire press conference.  There are also four of the Faces of Death films on Youtube in full.  Frankly, “naughty” ponies should be the LEAST of a parent’s concerns.
  4. Not only is no one “taking anything away” from little girls, but if it weren’t for the older members of the fandom that are able to provide consumer feedback to the company, there wouldn’t have been an increase in the quality of the toys, and there wouldn’t be anywhere near the amount of merchandise available for it.  In fact, it weren’t for these “grown men” you speak of (and, by the way, the members of this fan base now number from between seven to twelve million people.  And you honestly believe they’re all adult males?  Really?), the show certainly wouldn’t be approaching its fifth season, nor would it have spun off it’s own sub-franchise (Equestria Girls).

In regards to Sylvain Portlance and Stellar Eclipse:

Regarding Derpy Hooves:

Regarding your (seriously pathetic) connections of “fedoras”, “misogyny”, etc:

The very fact that you linked a bunch of anti-brony sites just goes to show what kind of a person you are.  For starters, these are people that intentionally go to places they know they don’t like, digging around for anything that they can twist into a negative.  They cherry pick behaviors from an extreme minority, and then put them on display as though they represent all fans.  Once again, we’re talking between seven and twelve million people.

And, by the way, the woman who created the series knows very well about the fan base, and is entirely supportive of it, as well as disagrees with the viewpoint of it that you’re currently expressing.

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Also, for good measure, here’s a woman that works on the IDK MLP:FiM comic also calling bullshit on brony stereotypes.

The attitudes of people like you seriously make me fucking sick.  Even after children are bullied, and after another boy tried to KILL HIMSELF due to being bullied for liking ponies, you still continue to gleefully smear your bullshit on every surface you encounter.  Hell - some complete and utter assholes decided to even try to sabotage the charity drive to pay for his medical bills.  But no - it’s the “big, mean, BRONIES!” that SAVED HIS FUCKING LIFE that are the “bad guys”.  You can go fuck yourself right off the edge of a cliff.

Lastly, this fan base has accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars for numerous charities worldwide, and have been doing so since the middle of season ONE (i.e., before the existence of an older fandom was even that widely known).

Meanwhile, people like you sit behind your computer screens, spewing forth rivers of bile out of your own discomfort with males embracing something even remotely “feminine”.  Because let’s face it, sweetie - you know damn well that’s the REAL reason for the insecurities you’re putting on display here.

Grow the fuck up, and get a fucking life.

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ironychan:

penandpage:

39cliffsidedrive:

Actual 3-year-old Tony Stark, everyone. 

I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR THIS LAST NIGHT AND COULDN’T FIND IT.

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kkaroushi:

valvala:

boundtothewater:

ashfirin:

please watch this video of a deer having a temper tantrum because no one will feed him

feed him

this dog is SICK

Deer are actually just very creaky doors.

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todallison:

this vine is better than all of paranormal activity

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if u feel oppressed by people pokin fun at white ppl, you are a part of the problem. getting called a cracker or made fun of on the internet will never equal centuries of rape pillage and murder. plus ur icon is a white person with dreads. theres all kinds of nasty goin on.
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moonflowerchilde:

I’m CUBAN and GREEK. I’m not white. I have never said i was oppressed, your lack of grammar matches your reading abilities. I SAID, " Tumblr, the place where being gay,trans and/or non white isn’t a choice or isn’t anything to be ashamed of, yet being white cisgender heterosexual male is the epitome of all evils and everyone from said group should feel guilty for being oppressors by default." 

Listen to yourself ” U feel oppressed by people pokin fun at white ppl, you are a part of the problem.”.   You think these people are poking fun?:

1. “Friendly reminder,
Men aren’t people.
Men aren’t people.
MEN ARE NOT PEOPLE! Men are animals and should be treated as such  ”

http://misandrymolly.tumblr.com/post/69012868115/men-arent-people

2. * KiLL MEN CAKE* http://misandrymolly.tumblr.com/post/86965052380/a7xnerd-misandrymolly-a7xnerd


3. “Whiteness is a vicious and sinister institution and needs to be eradicated”   http://moonflowerchilde.tk/post/92090047414/the-fact-that-you-hate-white-people-makes-you-a-fucking


4. “ CISHETS SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN” http://hystericalgay.tumblr.com/post/91474640862

If you think these posts are just FUN AND GAMES, if you think SLURS are FUNNY, YOU are the problem NOT me.You’ve come to my blog to bitch at me for standing AGAINST Hatred towards heterosexuals, Cisgenders, white people and men??? Did you think racism is a one way street and only applies to PoC?

RACE-ism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races and or prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. WHITE ISN’T CULTURE-LESS or RACE-lESS therefore racism can be applied to them as well.  Just because you haven’t experienced or seen it doesn’t mean it does not exist.  I  have FIRST HAND experienced racism by PoC, the first time i came to puerto rico i was beat up for not being able to speak spanish and because i looked like a “white whore”. 

WHITE PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN HISTORICALLY OPPRESSED? WRONG. ( wasn’t caused by PoC but still it’s recorded history of oppression) 

I introduce you to the HISTORY you will NEVER GET IN HIGH SCHOOL: 

THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE

IRISH SLAVERY

Oh WHITE PEOPLE CAN’T EXPERIENCE RACISM AND HATRED? WRONG.

Whites are 63 percent of the population, but commit 56 percent of the hate crimes. ( WHITE AS IN INCLUDING LATINOS, This is an ongoing problem with the FBI sometimes classifying Latinos by victim category, but not by perp category.)

Blacks are 13 percent of the population but commit 23 percent of the hate crimes.

MEDIA COVERS UP HATE CRIMES AGAINST WHITES

RAPED AND MURDERED FOR BEING WHITE

ELDERLY MAN BEATEN FOR BEING WHITE

Below are some more hate crimes that have been ignored because they happened the “wrong way” (i.e., they were black-on-white instead of white-on-black).

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Upset about a racial name-calling that occurred earlier that night, several black men savagely beat a random white man who had had nothing to do with the incident. He slipped away from his attackers, but they forced him to swim into a lake to escape. He drowned. The three men were sentenced to less than a year in jail.3
  • Massachusetts. Four black men decided to murder the next white person they saw. That unlucky soul was a college student from Boston, whom the men stabbed to death.4
  • Indiana. A black man was arrested for killing seven white people with a shotgun. He explained that he murdered his victims due to his “deep-rooted hatred” of white people.
  • Miami, Florida. The leader of a black supremacist sect (i.e., the “Yaweh ben Yaweh cult”) was convicted of the murders of several white people. He ordered his followers to kill any and all “white devils.” They killed at least seven white people, bringing back body parts to their leader.
  • North Carolina. Seven black men kidnapped a white woman, raped her, put her in a tub of bleach, shot her five times, and dumped her body. The murderers said they did this for racial reasons.
  • North Carolina. Four black teenagers lured a white, ten-year-old girl into an empty house. “There, they sodomized her, strangled her with a cable wire, and beat her to death with a board. In the past few weeks, the trials in the Tiffany Long case have received extensive coverage in the North Carolina press. But with two of the three defendants already sentenced to lifelong prison terms, and the third now standing trial, the national media have all but ignored the story. Only the Associated Press has reported on the trials, in a single, cursory piece. The AP, of course, failed to mention the race of the people involved — an oversight it seldom if ever committed in the case of Amadou Diallo.”
  • Boulder, Colorado. After discovering that one of their members had never had intercourse with a white woman, an Asian gang went looking for one. When they found a white University of Colorado student, the six men gang raped her in their minivan for two hours.   At their trial, “Detectives described the woman’s night of terror, including repeated threats to kill her.“The woman leaped out of the minivan after one of the men raped her. Naked, she sprinted across Lefthand Canyon Road before Steve Yang tackled her, authorities said.“‘They were all screaming at her, calling her names and hitting her,’ Detective Jane Harmer testified.“Yang put her in a headlock and dragged her back into the van, where she was raped repeatedly, Harmer said.“‘It was a free-for-all,’ Harmer testified.“One man threatened to ‘cut and burn her,’ and another put a gun barrel to the back of her head when they released her, Harmer said.”9
  • Kansas City, Missouri. An Ethiopian immigrant shot two white coworkers — killing one and critically injuring the other — at his workplace, then turned the gun on himself. At his residence, police found a three-page, signed note he had written in which he railed at “black blood sucker supreme white people” for oppressing him and black people in general.10
  • New York City. In a Midtown office building, a white woman was assaulted, raped, and anally raped by a black man who called her racist names during the attack. Police refused to label it a hate crime.11
  • Alexandria, Virginia. A black man walking through a neighborhood went over to a white eight-year-old boy playing in his great-grandparents’ front yard and slit the child’s throat, killing him. A witness says that the attacker shouted racial epithets during the attack, and the main suspect in the case owns anti-white hate literature and had written a note about killing white children. He had been previously arrested for attacking an unarmed white stranger with a hammer. (During the attack, he called his victim “Whitey.”)12   This particular case provides a perfect example of the terrible way that anti-white hate crimes are handled. First, the investigators decided not to tell police officers about the racial aspects of the case, even while the police were conducting a manhunt to find the boy’s killer. When this was revealed by theWashington Post, city council member Joyce Woodson defended this withholding of information from the cops on the front line. “What they did was proper. We already live in a racially charged world.” The Democratic mayor of Alexandria implied his agreement: “Efforts to sensationalize this investigation will only hurt this investigation.”13To make things even stranger, the FBI offered to send agents and a fugitive task force to help with the manhunt, but the local police rejected the offer. They also refused the help of the FBI’s profilers, forensics experts, and others.14Eventually, the police arrested a suspect who was reportedly tied to the scene by DNA evidence. In another bizarre move, the Justice Department — which had acknowledged that it was monitoring the case — declined to prosecute the killing as a hate crime. The government’s prosecutor in the case cannot charge the victim with a hate crime. “There’s no applicable hate crimes law in Virginia,” he explained.15An editorial in the Washington Times pointedly commented on the deafening silence surrounding the brutal child-murder: “Has anyone seen Jesse Jackson around lately? Kweisi Mfume? Al Sharpton? For persons whose political antennae are ordinarily so sensitive that they can pick up racial tremors a thousand miles away, they seem to have overlooked a possible hate crime right here in the vicinity of the nation’s capital.”Even though all of the above incidents occurred in the last ten years, anti-white hate crimes are not new. The Village Voice writes of “the wave of random street killings that terrorized San Francisco in 1973. The ‘Zebra killers’ struck without warning, murdering whites at night. Most victims were shot. One was raped, another beheaded. Four young black Muslims were arrested in 1974 and charged with 14 murders, seven assaults, one rape, and an attempted kidnapping. The Zebra killers were convicted in 1976.”

ARE THESE JOKES, IS THIS POKING FUN TO YOU???????

LASTLY what does my icon have to do with the dicussion? Did you just not know how to pick an argument and just decided to mention my icon? or were you implying that white people can’t have dreads? are you also implying you know people’s ethnicity just by looking at their photo??????????????? Honestly you can’t be that thick. 

Dread locks do not belong to a specific group, culture or race. anyone, whether they are white, black, tan or blue can have dreads if they do not comb their hair which historically is very much recorded seeing that at some point we did not have combs. 

historically  it is true that all culture and  man himself most likely originated in Africa and of course dreads were a part of prehistoric mans reality since they had no combs r conditioners to prevent dreadlocks from forming.

but it is ignorant to assume when some migrated north and evolved into a more light skinned version that they no longer wore dreadlocks. in fact the earliest  records of all cultures have references to dreadlocks, although not clearly by name.

instead there were references to “they wore the hair in long locks’ or “he had hair like snakes” or in the case of the most well known biblical reference to samson “he worse 7 locks upon his head”

there were references to vikings and explorers who wore locks

in the bible Joseph john the baptist samson and many believed jesus himself wore locks

dreadlocks were a huge part of jewish culture in the past and still are among muslims and Hindus of some sects

as well as those who took christianity as seriously as was intended as written in the bible

 part of the belief that dreadlocks “belong” to black culture doesn’t even come from the ancient origins but the rise in popularity in the 70’s when Rastafarian movement and religion gained momentum. at that time Rastafarians were mostly poor Jamaican or Ethiopian citizens who were inspired by the gift of land in Ethiopia to all rastas by the emperor now considered god jah rastafari.

the Rastafarian movement was a religion and a philosophy that held the belief that the color of a mans skin should hold no more importance then the color of his eyes

it also, was a religion, religions are  a belief in a divine being not a racial identity.. belief is a choice  not a genetic fact of birth

if we look back at thousands of years of history dreadlocks were a part of every culture on earth worn by every race

evidence has been found that some native american tribes worse dreadlocks shortly after being discovered..by who? yes white europeans

long before being exposed to african culture

 it is true between 1970 and maybe the early to mid 80’s  you did see way more black people with dreads then white, the rasta movement  had an explosive start spreading wide and gaining acceptance then bob Marley exposed the whole world to rasta culture and many races  and individuals embraced the religion and culture and made it their own.


serafu:

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this is legitimately the best headline i have ever read in my entire life 

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hedwig-dordt:

luaren:

things that are sex shaming -

  • "she’s a sl-t for having all that sex"
  • "girls shouldn’t wear tank tops to school because it is distracting"
  • "that skin tight dress means she’s asking for it"
things that are not sex shaming -
  • "I would prefer to not see a stranger’s butt"
  • "I do not want to hear explicit details about your sex life"
there’s a difference between sex shaming and wanting sexual security

It’s kinda sad we have explain these things, but here we are

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quixoticideals:

I TOLD MY DAD TO CHILL
AND HE SAID “I AM CHILL”
AND I SAID “I THOUGHT U WERE DAD”
I DAD JOKED MY DAD
I AM THE REVOLUTION

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0trevskies:

rotg-art:

"Of course there aren’t any gay characters in animated movies! THEY’RE FOR KIDS!"

Yeah! Kids’ movies are supposed to be innoc-

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Because telling kids that they can love whoever they want is TOO TERRIFYING AND CONFUSING. But showing them murder, execution, death, frightening images, war, and bullying is just fine.

Not to mention 101 Dalmatians where a crazy woman wanted to SKIN 99 PUPPIES

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