Hailing from Planet X.

Possibly a failsafe personality.

18th July 2014

Link reblogged from seattlish with 10 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 134,020 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

Source: brianmichaelbendis

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 3,924 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 181 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! 

6th February 2014

Question reblogged from Postcards from Space with 25 notes

Anonymous said: Hi Rachel! I really love your work and how honest, inclusive and intelligent you are. My question is a bit of a doozy: Do you have any tips for fans of creators, esp. female creators? With Con Season, I'm seeing a lot of scary situations female creators get into, both online and off. As a comic creator myself, it makes me nervous. People seem *entitled* to my time, even if I've already answered their questions/been cordial to them, and I also have to agree 100% or be labelled a bitch. Advice?

postcardsfromspace:

Anon, I’m a little confused as to whether you’re looking for tips for fans or creators, but I’ll try to cover both bases.

Withdrawing yourself from a situation—even (and maybe especially) one that’s not overtly uncomfortable or negative—is a skill, one that takes practice to do gracefully. 

It depends on the circumstances—obviously panels, tabling, bars, &c. all have different etiquette, but in general, here’s what I recommend:

  • Remember that your time is valuable, and practice ways to claim it politely but firmly. Note the “practice” in there—I am not good at asserting myself when I’m caught off guard, so I find it really helpful to run through a few stock ways to graciously extract myself from tangly situations ahead of time.
  • If you’re concerned about alienating people if you do anything but smile and nod, practice civil and friendly ways to disagree. See above re: practicing and having some stock phrasing and inflection ready to go in your tool kit.
  • Assert your boundaries, and hang out with people who will not only respect them but actively back you up. Develop a con posse of people you not only like but trust to have your back and watch your drinks—and who will be enough on the ball to back you up on the fly if you need to come up with a quick excuse to split. You can also do things like set up text check-ins if you need an “emergency” to rush off to attend to.
  • Be straightforward and keep it minimal. I am a big fan of “I’ve got to go,” “I have plans,” and plain old “excuse me,” because I am pretty private and I think that offering excuses basically gives people something to latch on to and try to argue you out of, especially when they are genuinely friendly and want to keep spending time with you (which is lovely of them! but sometimes not what you want or need). Present your departure as if it is simply the impersonal State of Things, as much as the existence of gravity or the passage of time.
  • Asking for cards can soften an abrupt exist—it signals that you’re at least potentially interested in continuing the conversation but puts control over that contact in your hands.
  • Accept that some people will still be pissed off and offended by those things, because some people will be pissed off and offended by anything but your unwavering and endless attention. On the upside, those are not people with whom you want to cultivate long-term personal and working relationships.

There’s other advice that I’m reluctant to give, because, while it’s practical, it’s not surefire (not that the above is, either), and it’s easy to interpret as placing responsibility on the targets of harassment and aggression rather than the perpetrators. With that disclaimer, here are some things I do, safety-wise, at cons; based on a mix of personal experience and advice from friends and mentors:

  • At cons, I don’t go to parties or bars alone or with very new acquaintances. I am lucky: I have an AWESOME circle of friends in and tangential to the comics industry. The odds of my being able to find buddies for whatever I want to do are pretty high, and I know that if I need to, there are a lot of people I trust implicitly whom I can call or text in a pinch.
  • I try to plan for impairment ahead of time. If I’m going out and I really, really want to drink more than a little or stay out until I’m too tired to see straight, I’ll talk to the friends I’m going with ahead of time and see how well that dovetails with their plans; and if it doesn’t, I don’t. (That’s a safety thing, but it’s also straight-up not being an asshole. No matter how much you know your friends love you, assuming they are cool with spending the evening babysitting your blackout-drunk ass without asking first is first-class dick move.)
  • When I can, I schedule meetings for a) con hours, b) in public places. My main reasons for that are benign: I like being free to do whatever the hell I want after-hours, and it’s a way to force myself to take a break from the chaos of a con midday. But it’s also a safety move.
  • I wear clothes and shoes I can move in. Again, my main reason for this is practical (and, I mean, that’s just how I generally dress). But still.
  • I try not to be a starfucker. Not literally—well, literally, too, I guess, since I don’t hook up at cons, but that’s not really relevant—but in terms of trying to compartmentalize my comfort around and willingness to go out on a limb for individuals from my relationship to or admiration of their creative work. And I try to remember that odds of one person who feels vaguely slighted ending my comics career are slim to none.

Friends, readers, con attendees, and comics pros: do you have any advice to add to this? Please drop me a line!

6th February 2014

Question reblogged from Postcards from Space with 181 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:

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.

23rd April 2013

Photo reblogged from Neil Gaiman with 4,997 notes

superfist:

Truth.

superfist:

Truth.

Source: monicarichards

23rd April 2013

Photoset reblogged from Fangirlings of a Geek with 219,286 notes

inventrix:

beeishappy:

TDS | TCR 2013.04.22 [x]

oh geez

Source: beeishappy

23rd April 2013

Photoset reblogged from Monkey Minion World with 11 notes

monkeyminionpress:

My Little Piggy - Bacon is Magic T-shirt NOW AVAILABLE at REDBUBBLE & MySOTI!

Hey, minions! Wanna see a t-shirt I designed yesterday? I’ve been watching the new MLP:FiM series on Netflix, and as much as I hate to admit it, it’s REALLY good.

This shirt is inspired by my admiration of MLP and my LOVE of bacon! (Who DOESN’T love bacon?!)

This has been automatically queued into my To Buy List.

Tagged: baconmy little ponybacon is magic

23rd April 2013

Post reblogged from Mighty Hunter in the 21st Century with 9 notes

Time for a Long Shot (TL;DR Version: I’m Looking for a Job and Would Love Your Help.)

mightyhunter:

Hi.

So.

My latest contract in a long series of contracts is ending in two weeks, which means that I’m going through the “looking for work” dance again. (A point can be made that I’ve ALWAYS been going through the “looking for work” dance, and that I’ll simply be ramping up my efforts in this regard, but that’s not entirely accurate, and anyway, I’m digressing from my point.)

So….

If anyone who reads this has a line on a job, I’d be grateful for the opportunity to chat.

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Heyyyyyy friends. Need passion AND competence? Check his resume out and send him an email.

27th March 2013

Photoset reblogged from Either Madness or Brilliance. with 185,757 notes

wolfstar-thunderfrost:

morrissarty:

theumbrellaseller:

bofurthebrodwarf:

onamelancholyhill:

Two households, both alike in dignity,
in Middle Earth, where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal realms of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d brothers make their life
Whose misadventure Sauron overthrows,
And with his death, end their people’s strife.
Their fearful passage, that shall death mark’d prove
And the continuance of their parents’ rage
Which but The One Ring’s end, naught could remove,
Is now, like, twelve hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which of you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

did you just rewrite shakespeare for lord of the rings and make it work better than the original

ENGLISH LITERATURE NERDGASM OF EPIC PROPORTION!

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Source: lecterings

26th March 2013

Photo reblogged from I Love Charts with 13,084 notes

It’s like Duck, Duck, Goose.

Only depressing.

It’s like Duck, Duck, Goose.

Only depressing.

18th March 2013

Photo reblogged from Erin knits, nerds, exists with 3,296 notes

GPOY for the day.

GPOY for the day.

Source: loveahale