Probably my favorite picture taken today <3
NZ/CA. Student. Scientist. Queer. Geeky fangirl.
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.
"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
|dad:||oh god it's starting shut up i've been waiting for this for months|
|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|
|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|
|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?|
|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|
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.
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.
THIS IS THE THIRD TIME I’VE REBLOGGED THIS BUT I DON’T CARE BECAUSE IT HAS IMPROVED EVERY TIME