I was at Dashcon: An Unnecessary Q&A with myself

markdoesstuff:

i want so badly to ignore this and just get on with my life, considering that i’m in the midst of tour and traveling the US right now, but it’s clear that I can’t escape this. this is a very long post, i am keeping it under a cut.

additionally, at least until tumblr moves on from this, my askbox is off. it is a nightmare. i can’t deal with it right now.

so. I was an invited panelist at Dashcon, and I was on 10 panels over the weekend. my name is mark, I run Mark Reads and Mark Watches, and have been doing so for 5 years next month. (HOLY SHIT THAT IS A LONG TIME.) I have been attending cons for over a decade and been speaking at them as a panelist or a guest since 2011. Including my own tour events outside of cons, I have participated in over 150 “panels,” ranging from 50 minutes to 4 hours. I’m including this upfront because I’ve already been accused of being a 16-year-old nobody who doesn’t know what he’s doing at cons and is ruining fandom. Also, I’m apparently white and straight. ALSO THIS IS A MESS.

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gaysciencedivision:

"convention staff swindle $500 per year" factoid actualy  just statistical error. average convention staff swindles $0 per year. dashcon georg, who lives in cave & swindles $17,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

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dad and i watch captain america: the winter soldier

dad: oh god it's starting shut up i've been waiting for this for months
(movie starts)
dad: THESE ARE THE BICEPS OF FREEDOM
dad: i don't know what's happening but the french guy fighting cap looks like french macklemore
me: how do you even know who macklemore is?
dad: i'm hip. i'm cool
me: don't you do it
dad: i'm gonna pop some tags, only got 20 baguettes in my pocket
(five minutes later)
dad: is that the Falcon? that's totally the Falcon
me: how do you know?
dad: i used to read the comic books trust me on this i'm an expert. his superpower was that he could talk to birds
me: birds?
dad: i mean in hindsight it probably wasn't the most useful thing ever
dad: if this winter soldier is supposedly a ghost in the machine that nobody's ever seen, and nobody will ever catch, you would think showing up in broad daylight and blowing up cars would not be his modus operandi
dad: how the heck did he laser through concrete??
me: idk dad it's nick fury he can probably do whatever he wants
dad: i'm sorry attractive nurse who just so happens to live next door, my heart belongs to a seventy year russian dude with a bionic arm
me: what
dad:
dad: nick fury isn't dead. justice never dies. he probably has a billion clones in some top secret storage facility, just waiting for their organ harvest.
me: ew dad gross no
dad: i really relate to that apple store employee
me: we all do dad
dad: oh that's that guy from the first movie! i remember him! he was my favorite, his eyes were so blue, and he loved steve so much. i wanted them to get together
me: dad good god
dad: he was a little less marilyn manson at that point though
dad: not that guyliner isn't a good look for this guy
dad: when a deadly russian assassin wears eyeliner, it's 'he's so dreamy' and 'wow what a badass'
dad: but when i do it it's 'you're too old' and 'bald guys can't pull off make-up'
me: dad it was halloween and it was one time you need to let this go
dad: so bucky barnes, aka cute cocky guy who died in the first movie, aka steve roger's best friend/boyfriend, is a top secret super scary brainwashed hydra agent?
me: mmm-hm
dad: called it
dad: do you think single handedly destroying jets is just a common, everyday thing for cap? punch a few tanks, feed a few pigeons, take out a plane, help old ladies cross the street...
dad: captain america is like your grandad minus the booze and the cussing
dad: in all honesty that was a little anti-climactic
dad: i was 100% sure nick fury was gonna descend majestically from the heavens, 'All I do is Win' blaring in the background, and single-handedly save everyone's ass
dad: scarjo and chris evans are two of the most beautiful people in the world and they are both in this movie and i don't know how to feel about it i have butterflies in my stomach i'm a schoolboy again
me: you know on second thought we should have brought mom
dad: where's hawkeye? where's bruce? where's tony? where's thor? WHERE ARE ALL THE OTHER AVENGERS AS THE ENTIRETY OF SHIELD IS COMPROMISED AND NICK FURY DIES
me: maybe they figured steve could handle it
dad: maybe they're all lazy assholes
pewterkat:

small-flower-prince:

dreadpiratecherry:

gentlemanbones:





I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.

pewterkat:

small-flower-prince:

dreadpiratecherry:

gentlemanbones:

I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.

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bequilles:

prettylittle-timebomb:

So I have always been extremely embarrassed that my left ear is deaf. I tried to hide it in every way possible. It made me feel broken and useless, especially listening and playing music. My original idea was to put music notes behind my ear, but for some reason the idea just didn’t feel quite right considering I couldn’t hear said music. I came up with the mute symbol idea because lately I have learned to embrace my deafness. I tend to joke around that my left ear is like my mute button when I want to ignore someone. Now I am no longer ashamed and find strength in the humor of my tattoo.

That is pretty great.

bequilles:

prettylittle-timebomb:

So I have always been extremely embarrassed that my left ear is deaf. I tried to hide it in every way possible. It made me feel broken and useless, especially listening and playing music. My original idea was to put music notes behind my ear, but for some reason the idea just didn’t feel quite right considering I couldn’t hear said music. I came up with the mute symbol idea because lately I have learned to embrace my deafness. I tend to joke around that my left ear is like my mute button when I want to ignore someone. Now I am no longer ashamed and find strength in the humor of my tattoo.

That is pretty great.

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frauleinninja:

lledra:

sharped0:

gobigorgoextinct:

Steve Irwin in a Jaeger would be entertaining.

Look over there. There’s a Catergory 3 Kaiju. Biggest one yet. 

Ah’m gonna wrassle with it. 

#yeah but who’s his drift partner. a crocodile. just a crocodile. its not a special or humanoid croc its literally just a croc strapped in.

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THIS IS THE THIRD TIME I’VE REBLOGGED THIS BUT I DON’T CARE BECAUSE IT HAS IMPROVED EVERY TIME

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wendycorduroy:

Samira Wiley (x) and Danielle Brooks (x) on Instagram

In case you weren’t aware, these two have been best friends irl for 6 years and went to Julliard together.

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HELP find a new home for my cat

dazyndara:

Hi everyone

I have a wonderful cat and I need to find a new home for her by June 15th. I’m an international student, and because I’m leaving my program here in the US, I also have to leave the country, and I can’t afford to take her back with me.

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(So pretty! So fluffs!)

Her name is Misha, and she’s a long haired Manx and she’s my little fluffybutt (Manx’s have no tail, but she does have the cutest little stump!) :p I adopted her last year from Oakland Animal Services, where she had been surrendered around 6 months previously. She was super miserable there, but even though she was so stressed she still was affectionate and cuddly. 

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(She’s not gonna let my gaming get in the way of her cuddles)

She’s a older cat and has a few special needs. She has a hyperactive thyroid, and arthritis in her hips, so she needs liquid medicine put into her food morning and night. This costs around $70 per month including postage from the pharmacy. She doesn’t need a lot of play, and she’s never scratched any furniture ever, but she does need you. Specifically, someone to bond with. She doesn’t do well with other pets or young children, because lots of loud noises scare her. 

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(Do you wanna be a meatface? She’s somewhat adorably inept when it comes to eating)

I got her as a therapy cat and she is honestly the best therapy cat you could ever wish for. Trust me on this. Emotionally she will need you as much as you will need her. Plus she’s so into cuddles that she will claim your arm as hers and demand them!

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(Such snuggles. Very handpillow. Wow.)

I am heartbroken to have to leave her here, but I just can’t take her with me to New Zealand. I want to find her a good home, so while I live in the Bay Area I’m willing to drive anywhere in NorCal to deliver her to you, and potentially as far as San Diego depending on timing. I can also give you her fancy enclosed litter box, her throne, her food bowls, some ping pong balls (which she likes to chase, though not as much as a shiny red dot), a scratching mat, and her carrier. 

https://vine.co/v/hdtLO5dFUOm

Please spread this as around as much as you can! 


<3
dazyndara

I had to move out of my housing now, so Misha is being fostered with the Feline Friends Network at Stanford. They can be contacted at http://felinefriendsnetwork.org/index.html if you would like to welcome this little snuggleball into your life.
 
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ramember:

Vampires Guide to Vellington!

(Check me out hard at work in the background from 1:07 onwards :D)

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lasocialista:

rubbagerat:

slang-king:

Stolen Identities

Anchor Country
Sure to Rise
Mac’s White Sugar
Twinning’s Aid
Fanta Meths

this is rad

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