Hailing from Planet X.

Possibly a failsafe personality.

16th September 2014

Post reblogged from Emerald City Comicon with 32 notes

Input from the cosplay community

emeraldcitycomicon:

Emerald City Comicon is planning to expand our offering for cosplayers, and fans of cosplay, at our 2015 show. With that in mind, we wanted to open our discussion to attendees, to see what ideas you may have for how we can do so.

What would you want to see in a cosplay-devoted area of ECCC?

Hi, we would like your opinions on things!

Tagged: ECCCcosplay

15th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from You Need To Look At This with 220,703 notes

youneedtolookatthis:

shinykari:

mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

Female BAMFs Throughout History

GODDAMN IT TUMBLR, CAN YOU AT LEAST GIVE US THEIR NAMES?!?!?

  1. Ching Shih was a prominent pirate in middle Qing China, who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. She commanded over 300 junks manned by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates[2] another estimate has Cheng’s fleet at 1800 and crew at about 80,000[3][4]— men, women, and even children. She challenged the empires of the time, such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she would become one of China and Asia’s strongest pirates, and one of world history’s most powerful pirates. She was also one of the few pirate captains to retire from piracy.
  2. Nancy Wake (one of the few white women on this list; of course you put her name on the graphic…)
  3. Lyudmila Pavlichenko
  4. Rukhsana Kausar
  5. The Gulabi gang (gulabi is Hindi for “pink”) was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.[3]Gulabis visit abusive husbands and threaten to beat them with laathis (sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. Al Jazeera reports there are 400,000 members across Northern India.
  6. Neejra Bhanot was just 22 when terrorists from the Abu Nidal Organization hijacked Pan Am Flight 73, where she was the senior flight purser. After 17 hours (and yes, hiding American passports to protect those passengers), when the hijackers opened fire and set off explosives, Bhanot opened the emergency door and helped a number of passengers escape. She could have been the first to jump out when she opened the door but she decided not and was shot while shielding three children from a hail of bullets. Bhanot was recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award, India’s most prestigious gallantry award for bravery during peace time.
  7. Zainab Bibi, 42, allegedly told authorities she killed her husband Ahmad Abbas because he tried to sexually assault her 17-year-old daughter from another marriage.
  8. In September 2006, Susan Kuhnhausen found an intruder in her southeast Portland, OR home. “I saw a man step out of the shadows and he began to hit me in the head and the face with a hammer,” said Kuhnhausen. “I got the hammer and started hitting him with the hammer several times. My father, the carpenter, always taught me a hammer could be used for self defense — the claw end would work the best,” said Kuhnhausen. Kuhnhausen’s husband, Michael, had hired Ed Haffey to kill his wife.
  9. Seriously, fuck this one. The photo is of Parinya Chareonphol or Nong Thoom who is a kathoey, which many Thai believe to be a third gender (as opposed to the Western idea of ‘transgender’.) After a short time as a Buddhist monk, she took up Muy Thai kickboxing to support her parents and make enough money to pay for her sex-reassignment surgery, and basically kicked ass at it for several years. She was not “constantly made fun of before fights;” the Muy Thai community embraced her and her presence greatly revitalized both media and public interest in the sport, as shown by increased ticket sales and stadium revenue. The movie Beautiful Boxer was made about her, and she has recently acted in Mercury Man as well as continuing to kickbox. So yeah, fuck this one hard.
  10. Juliane Diller née Koepcke was the only survivor of the LANSA Flight 508 crash in 1971. Despite sustaining a broken collar bone, a deep gash to her right arm, a concussion and an eye injury in the fall, she was able to trek through the dense Amazon jungle for 10 days, until she was rescued by local lumbermen, who subsequently took her by canoe back to civilization. It was later discovered that as many as 14 other passengers also survived the initial fall from the disintegrated plane but were unable to seek help and died while awaiting rescue.

Seriously, guys, this took me like 20 minutes using Google and Wikipedia. These women are real people with real names and real stories. Please don’t reduce them to a picture (most of which came from Wikipedia in the first place oh my god i know you were there) and an “uplifting” story.

THANK YOU FOR THE NAMES!

Kudos to the fact checker, very well done and well-put at the end! Fact checking and extended cited information is important, tumblrerererers.

Tagged: those are some bad ass ladies

Source: mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

11th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Emerald City Comicon with 103 notes

emeraldcitycomicon:

whoseeswhatsyetunseen:

Sinceriously? emeraldcitycomicon?!?
WTF.

That is so lame. You allow the same comic artists and writers each year, right? The same vendors?

This is a huge, MASSIVE fail on your part. Your reasoning is somewhat sound but completely wrong.

Might be returning my pair of 3-day passes if I don’t see a name I care about before december’s refund deadline….

Okay, let’s reply to that.

  1. Some of the same comic guests return, but we try to bring as many new ones as possible. Celebrity guests are treated differently because we have room for so few of them when compared to comic guests. (308:23 was our ratio last year)
  2. Vendors pay to exhibit at Emerald City Comicon, whether a booth or a table in Artists Alley. If they want to return, they are welcome to.
  3. That’s your opinion, and here’s our response to people who tell us we don’t run the show correctly.
  4. Go ahead, return your passes. There are other people out there worrying that they won’t be able to get a pass this year before they sell out. You’d be helping them.
  5. Really? Insults and threats? That is so lame.

Tagged: be nice kids

Source: whoseeswhatsyetunseen

11th September 2014

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5th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from loish blog with 15,268 notes

loish:

process of this piece.

5th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Nerdy-Dirty-Flirty with 535,208 notes

This is exactly how I parent.

Tagged: mom life

Source: kiekstn

29th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from 10th floor ghost girl with 300,061 notes

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

Source: nateswinehart

26th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Pusheen the cat with 110,596 notes

My housemate, every time.

Tagged: yes you

22nd August 2014

Photoset reblogged from kate or die! with 543 notes

kateordie:

First things first: Send submissions to letters@idwpublishing.com with OK TO PRINT somewhere in the letter or nothing gets used.

The rest: We’re doing a letters column for the upcoming Edward Scissorhands miniseries, and we thought it would be a thrill to ask people to submit their best photos of their teen-est selves. Edward is a character I identified with so much, as a sad goth weirdo, but I want you to tell me who got YOU through the angst-ridden, hormone-overload years. What books meant the world to you? What bands changed your life? I want to hear about your passions and fandoms.

Notes: Keep it short, keep it clean, and preference is given to the most INTERESTING pictures. You don’t have to have been goth (although I am a sucker for those photos). I just want to see what you were like at the height of your mid-teens. Diversity is wonderful.

Lastly: If you are younger than that NOW or currently at the height of your adolescence, I still want to hear about the things that make or made you feel better. If you love Burton films, tell me about it. If Kylie Minogue posters cover your walls, tell me why!

Edward Scissorhands comes out late October of this year.

18th July 2014

Link reblogged from seattlish with 11 notes

Blah blah blah I-90 blah blah →

seattlish:

All we can say about everyone bitching about the I-90 down-to-one-late debacle is:

a.) That is what you get for living on the East Side

b.) That is what you get, East Side, when you vote down transit measures. This, but so, so much worse.

If you hate traffic, we highly encourage you to not…

Tagged: sorry east siderssuck it up

15th July 2014

Question reblogged from Either Madness or Brilliance. with 153,310 notes

Anonymous said: u take a lot of selfies. do u think ur pretty or smoething? ur not

geekgirldiva:

bottomupcas:

hi there, anon. i didn’t realize i took a lot of selfies. thanks for the info. so, your question was whether i think i’m pretty. you already answered that no, i am not. 

and i have to agree, anon. i don’t think i’m pretty bc i’m not.

i’m fat.

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i always have a double chin.

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i constantly look like i haven’t slept in a week bc of my dark circles

and, i always look sunburnt. idfk why

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i have this white line across my nose that makeup can’t cover up 

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i have tons of wrinkles on my forehead. like what the hell? i’m 25

also, it’s the size of fucking texas

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i still don’t know how to smile in pictures bc i hate my fucking teeth

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my feet are flat. my hips are huge. my boobs are weird. i am covered in stretch marks. my voice is grating. my ears stick out two miles from my head. i am always fucking sweating and i’ve been asked if i was pregnant more times than i can count. 

so, you’re right. i’m not pretty. i can’t stand the way i look.

which is why it’s so fucking important that i post “a lot” of selfies. bc, anon, you’d better fucking believe that if i look in the mirror that day and don’t cringe, i’m gonna take a fucking picture to save that tiny little second. and GOD FORBID i show the world that i posses a little self love every once in a fucking while. 

TO ANYONE READING THIS: DON’T EVER LET SOMEONE MAKE YOU FEEL ASHAMED FOR LIKING THE WAY YOU LOOK—EVEN IF IT’S JUST FOR A SECOND. IF YOU LOOK NICE, YOU TAKE THAT FUCKING SELFIE AND YOU SHOW IT TO THE GOD DAMN WORLD BC THEY DESERVE TO SEE THE GOD/GODDESS YOU ARE!

that beard finally coming in? go ahead, bro. take a selfie.

you finally got that piercing you’ve been wanting? not really my style, but you’re fucking rocking it. take a selfie.

your boobs look awesome in that shirt? take a selfie.

you finally lose or gain that weight you’ve been working on? take a selfie.

your eyeliner look awesome? your new sunglasses make you look like  a celebrity avoiding the paparazzi? you killing that tux? you feel a tiny, rare level of self love? you always on a high level of self love? you just like your face? 

TAKE A MOTHAFUCKING SELFIE!

thanks for the question, anon. this one’s for you.

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This right here is how you respond to a troll when someone online wants to tell you you’re ugly or fat or whathave you.

Well said. 

Source: bottomupcas

29th May 2014

Photoset reblogged from Digital Baubles with 482 notes

kellysue:

drdavidmrmack:

brianmichaelbendis:

True Detective season 2

BTW, for those that do not know, this is Kelly Sue and Mike Oeming. Still shots from the set, I’m sure.

Damn, Mike. We hot. 

Tagged: comics are rad

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29th May 2014

Link reblogged from Emerald City Comicon with 22 notes

Charitable Contributions from ECCC 2014 →

emeraldcitycomicon:

Emerald City Comicon is proud to announce that with the charitable contributions of our attendees and exhibitors, we have raised over $25,000 for our chosen charities.

Thanks to the Charity Art Auction during ECCC 2014, the sale of the Monsters & Dames art books, and the custom Funko figures…

28th May 2014

Photoset reblogged from Agent M Loves Tacos with 3,961 notes

agentmlovestacos:

An excellent comic and great advice! If you want a comic, and if you want a comic you love to continue, pre-ordering a copy is your best way to enjoy said comic! 

Looking forward to The Wicked + the Divine as well! (Yes, I read non-Marvel comics.)

by kierongillen:

Er… I did this.

The Wicked + the Divine is out on June 18th. If you pre-order before May 26th (i.e. Monday) you can guarantee a copy and make us all very happy. When I say “Us” I mean “Me.”

Source: kierongillen

6th February 2014

Question reblogged from Postcards from Space with 180 notes

Anonymous said: Thank you! Er, same Anon. I was actually looking more for a Code of Conduct that Fans could follow. I appreciate all of the earlier advice, but it would be nice to have a resource that wasn't just "Be on the Defense" and instead one to show to comic creators' fans that's essentially "How to Behave." I know my boundaries/strengths, but I'm pretty certain a lot of fans don't know how to behave towards creators in a way that's respectful. Thanks again!

postcardsfromspace:

kayemarrh:

postcardsfromspace:

Oh, okay, cool! Thank you for clarifying!!

In that case, fans, here’s one for you:

  • Be respectful of creators’ time. Don’t assume that because they’re not on the convention floor, they want to or are free to hang out. This is a professional event: in addition to facing the public for ten hours, signing books and trying to sell enough to justify the cost of travel, there is a whole back end of meetings and networking—and, hell, seeing friends—that you are not necessarily privy to. Deal with it. When someone is at their table, they are available. When they’re not? They’re not. (There is an anecdote that I 100% believe about a fan asking Frank Miller for an autograph while he was peeing at a urinal. DON’T DO THAT. EVER. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?)
  • Don’t table-lurk. It’s creepy, and it blocks potential customers. It’s fine to stop to chat briefly, ask questions, or tell a creator you like their work without buying something, but be gracious and mindful of time and space, and don’t block potential or actual customers. Seriously. This is how people earn a living.
  • Don’t hug without asking. Ever.
  • NEVER go behind someone’s table without an explicit invitation to do so.
  • Don’t mistake familiarity with someone’s work and online persona for close personal friendship and all that entails. This goes double for creators who make autobiographical or journal comics, and triple for creators who make comics about sex (theirs or otherwise).
  • Respect boundaries—personal, professional, and commercial. Don’t try to wheedle free drawings or books out of people. As a rule, don’t haggle.
  • Be polite. Don’t insult people or their work. Don’t talk shit about other creators. The money you paid for your badge entitles you to be in the con and con-connected events during con hours, and to a reasonable degree of access to the people and things that go with that. It does not make you King of Comics or license you to be a dick.
  • Say “thank you.”
  • Respect “no.”
  • Don’t assume that every rule is universal. Oh, did fan Y in front of you get a hug? Is she now behind the table? Maybe she’s a fellow creator, or an old friend, or a family member. Are you her? No? Then that is irrelevant to you.
  • Shower and wear clean clothes. Be the person you want to be stuck in a packed space with 10,000 clones of. Cons are crowded and sweaty and gross. Wear deodorant. Wear clean socks.
  • Politely help other attendees to understand this basic social-compact stuff. Encourage them to be good patrons and good fans.
  • Treat fellow attendees with the benefit of the doubt: that they, like you, are there to celebrate media and creators they care about. Don’t challenge anyone’s geek cred unless you are at a trivia contest.
  • Don’t hit on people on the con floor. Don’t harass anyone.
  • Don’t fucking wear costumes with huge wings or pauldrons or enormous fake weapons on a crowded con floor. Please.

Can I add: 

  • Respect the convention staff at all times. They’re volunteers, most of the time, and do it because they love comics just as much as you. There’s a reason they’re asking you to get into line.

YES. This, 100%. Also, booth staff. Also, don’t touch anyone without their permission unless you are rescuing them from imminent physical harm, like, they’ll catch fire unless they move immediately. Wanting someone’s attention RIGHT NOW does not make it okay to come up behind them and grab them.

:)

YES YES YES. No touching unless Fire/Bullets/Enemy Drones are imminent!