A word about bronies.

kick-neckbeard-ass:

sugarsuites:

kick-neckbeard-ass:

saintcheshire:

So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:

We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite ponies, and was overall just too damn cute. She had an MLP lanyard filled with pins she’d gotten in the vendor’s room, and gave me a Fluttershy pin because she liked my cosplay. She ended up just hanging out with us for a while and bein’ super cute. We call her Babby because she’s 11 and precious.

The next day, she runs up to the booth, terrified, and asks if she can please hide under our table for a few minutes. Turns out a dude had been following her around the con all day, and tried to get her to come up to his hotel room. Alone. She tells us she thought he was okay at first because he was wearing an MLP shirt, but she didn’t want to go anywhere with him, and he made her uneasy. At one point, after she’d refused, he grabbed her arm in the elevators and tried to get her to follow him. She ran, and now she wants somewhere to hide.

We tell her of course, hurry her behind our booth and fucking station ourselves around her because she’s eleven years old and all of us are prepared to physically attack the human trashheap who tries to fuck with her. We’re all dressed up in wings and ears and we’re 100000% prepared to rip them off and launch across that table to defend this kid. Eventually this very large dude strolls by, very obviously looking around, and she quietly points him out to us. At this point I’m ready to set him on fire, but when I ask if she needs me to go report him, she shakes her head. She doesn’t want to get in trouble, or make anyone mad.

We see him a few more times over the course of the day, because he keeps meandering over to our booth and just casually looking around. Eventually he actually stops to take a flier from our table and asks us a question, and we coldly send him on his way. We start sending a coworker with Babby whenever her parents aren’t around and she wants to go check out artist’s alley or the vendor’s hall. Because otherwise she’s not safe. She can’t run around and freely enjoy a convention about a show aimed at her, because instead of being surrounded by peers she’s somehow surrounded by men who pose a threat to her.

My point here: this is why I fucking hate “bronies.” Because grown-ass men are flooding into a space carved out for children—often little girls—and are making it unsafe for them.

I met a lot of non-awful people there, of course. I met a lot of parents and older siblings. A lot of adorable little boys who were happy to empathize with female characters, and a lot of little kids who wanted a picture with cosplays of their favorite pony. I met a lot of people who were cool and nice and just liked cartoons. I met a male Pinkie Pie cosplayer with a Fluttershy lady-friend who juggled and spun plates and was happy to entertain kids, and were generally just really cool people.

But I also met a lot of skeevy dudebros. A lot of guys in fedoras loudly discussing sexual shit in a room with children. Guys who drew/sold/displayed really fucking inappropriate “fanart,” including gross bodypillows that had no purpose in a little kids’ toy convention. I met a guy who gushed with absolute glee about the pleasure he derives from “corrupting innocence.” I met a lot of people who wanted to take something sweet and nice for children and make it about THEM. A lot of guys who wanted to make it about their dicks. People who made it UNSAFE for the intended audience to even be in attendance.

So yeah. If you call yourself a brony, I’m prolly not gonna trust you. Because I’ve seen y’all in action, and I am not impressed. Frankly I’m infuriated. This is like a bunch of gross neckbeards swarming Disneyland and shoving kids out of the way so they can grope Cinderella, and finding nothing wrong with it because they think they’re entitled to it.

My Little Pony is a really cute show with a lot of nice messages for kids, and gross brony shitweasels are trying to fucking take it from them by force. And I will fight them.

Also, this story has been corroborated by the 4chan news site for /mlp/ (barf) which found proof from the booth owner/Sac Anime rep that there was a little girl who took refuge at the booth that day: http://www.horse-news.net/2014/04/advice-for-babscon-delete-facebook-hit_22.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Specific cap is here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-33DSepIPY_I/U1bt46nsXyI/AAAAAAAABbM/QuLagzNWrNA/s1600/1398204976062.jpg

I’ve seen a shitton of people signal boost the fuck out of one version of this post with someone saying that this entire post is made up, when it’s not. And that’s really depressing.

That’s exactly what they said last year, when Mjolkk talked about the harassment she witnessed at EFNW.

Bronies will literally lie about their fandom to make it look better. They will lie about anything. Do not trust anything they say without facts to back it up.

(Source: princess-nietzsche, via ranyakumo)

(Source: talesof4chan, via ranyakumo)

norsegays:

astrolope:

People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

It is a big deal because i’m a transman

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

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kohri:

Yellow Magical Girls (1995 - 2014)

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Selfie with a cat

Selfie with a cat

I should not have clicked on that video of a dog and a squeaky toy because in about 5 seconds a real live siberian husky jumped on my head

enattendantlesoleil:

saying “that’s how things are” is incredibly useless when talking about social issues because yes, we are aware that that’s how things are, and we don’t like it, that’s the whole point

congratulations on providing no useful input to the conversation

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Tags: yo

bold what applies to you: tumblr edition

  • I am in one fandom
  • I am in more than one fandom
  • I am not in any fandoms
  • I have less than 1,000 posts
  • I have 1,000-10,000 posts
  • I have 10,000-25,000 posts 
  • I have 25,000-50,000 posts
  • I have 50,000+ posts
  • I have edited the html of my theme
  • I am using a default theme from the theme garden
  • I am following less than 100 blogs
  • I am following 100-500 blogs
  • I am following 500+ blogs
  • I have no tracked tags
  • I have less than 10 tracked tags
  • I have 10+ tracked tags
  • I have no saved urls 
  • I have less than 10 saved urls
  • I have 10-50 saved urls
  • I have 50+ saved urls
  • I have liked less than 100 posts
  • I have liked 100-1,000 posts
  • I have liked 1,000-10,000 posts
  • I have liked 10,000-50,000 posts
  • I have liked 50,000+ posts
  • I made my own icon 
  • I have no drafts
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  • I have 10-50 drafts
  • I have 50+ drafts
  • I have no posts in my queue
  • I have less than 100 posts in my queue
  • I have 100-300+ posts in my queue
  • I have 301 posts in my queue
  • I have 0-1,000+ followers
  • I have 2,000-5,000 followers
  • I have 5,000-10,000 followers
  • I have 10,000+ followers
  • I use xkit
  • I use another tumblr extension
  • I have no messages in my inbox
  • I have less than 100 messages in my inbox (Including fanmail)
  • I have 100-1,000 messages in my inbox (Including fanmail)
  • I have 1,000-5,000 messages in my inbox (Including fanmail)
  • I have 5,000+ messages in my inbox
  • I have 1 blog 
  • I have 2-5 blogs
  • I have 5+ blogs

(Source: triwizarded, via kohakuchan)

the-wolfbats:

Can we have another “Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.” post with the words

  • their 
  • okay
  • but
  • though
  • say
  • no
  • and
  • left
  • around
  • me

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minarikoneko:

maysakaali:

Lolita: maysakaali
Photography: fanored

I was planning this lolita coordinate for a long time and finally I could wear it. I loved it! *^* Is a Sailor OP made by me. Also, the tights were leggings and I converted them to tights! >w< The rest is offbrand. The outfit and the photoshoot are inspired by Paris ♥

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OMG I LOVE THIS COORD!  

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Tags: lolita fashion

tittykaybee:

Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass FanArt: Disney Princess Collection

Artist: Nicole Graham (jostnic)

Check out her other stuff on DeviantArt. (And maybe buy some prints if you really like them. :3)

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