No seriously though. I’m referring to the majority of the cosplayers there that blocked the ballroom, screamed during the meetups, smeared gray everywhere, and didn’t clean up after their mess. You guys made the rest of us look horrible, even when respectfully asked to discontinue your game of spin the bottle, you guys could not stop. Fantastic! So here’s how the non-homestucks on the Sacanime page have seen it.
Now you could argue that “oh don’t pick on the Homestuck fandom, we’re nice :(((” No. You were the only ones that caused trouble during the con and the staff had given up on even trying to stop since you wouldn’t listen.
Prayers out there for the good Homestucks that were so badly represented though, I respect you guys, thanks for cleaning up the mess that the big part of the fandom left for us to pick up. Bless you all.
Here’s a prime example of the problem with the Homestuck fandom as it currently is. I speak here as someone who is entrenched so deeply in Homestuck I doubt I’ll ever be able to not call myself a fan, so trust me, I understand that there are people who don’t go around making fools of themselves in the fandom. The issue with the Homestuck fandom as a whole is that there is such a large part of the fanbase that is composed of kids who range from thirteen years old to sixteen. I have nothing against kids of that age group—hell, I was one three years ago—but a lot of them still have a very long way to go when it comes to maturity.
The thing is, most of the characters in Homestuck are assholes in one way or another. At the very least, most of them behave like assholes at one time or another. As a Homestuck, I can say that in the comic itself they are mostly very loveable assholes who tend to redeem themselves at least enough so you can shrug and not be all that bothered by their behaviors. But to someone who is younger and has yet to mature enough to understand that the following train of thought is utter dreck, i.e., people who are thirteen to sixteen years old, if you’re cosplaying someone who kind of acts like an asshole, it must be totally okay to run around acting like a total asshole because of course you’re just acting in character. And sure, wanting to be in character isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But it’s all about how far you take it.
To the younger Homestucks who somehow miraculously manage to see this post, because I won’t even begin to pretend I have all that many followers to distribute this to any kind of larger audience, it’s incredibly important that you not take the canon behaviors of characters you’re cosplaying as an excuse to act in a way that is rude, offensive, or otherwise asinine, especially at cons. Be considerate of your fellow con-goers, clean up after yourselves, and if you accidentally smear body paint on someone, apologize profusely. (Better yet, seal your body paint properly. Youtube is one hell of a site.)
Again. Repeat after me. Cosplaying as an asshole is NOT an excuse to act like one. If you can remember that, you’ll have a much more positive experience in your Homestuck cosplay anywhere you go, whether it’s at a con or not. And so will everyone else.
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This is the Hogwarts Express, reblog to get on it.
Never rebloged faster
PLEASE LET ME BE SORTED INTO HUFFLEPUFF :D
I seem to be in Hufflepuff…I was never a Gryffondor…
'PUFF PRIDE :D
It’s too late, you can’t resist it. I know I can’t, but then again I pre-ordered before the demo came out. It only makes me want it more though. OTL OTL OTL
i want it
i’ll probably torrent it
Yeah it’s ridiculously expensive :< I should have waited until the price lowered or something. Aaahh the pain.
Do torrents exist? I thought they couldn’t do that for the Sims O= If so I should do the thing for some expansions, most likely. Laughs.
All pedophiles are trash, no exceptions. There is no “Kink-shaming” about it. Protect survivors at all costs.
Actually this mentality is dangerous. Pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult experiences attraction to prepubescent children. The key word there in case you didn’t notice it bolded is attraction. Attraction.
Not all pedophiles act on their urges.
When you say that all pedophiles are trash, no exceptions, guess what that does? It makes people who have this psychiatric disorder unable to get help. They are forced to deal with their urges alone. Most people with this are fully aware that what they feel is wrong and they want to get help.
Hate the sin, love the sinner. Acknowledging this and providing help and support will help prevent them from acting.
I do not condone acting on pedophilia in any way shape or form, believe me, but please recognize this for what it is.
BOYFRIEND / GIRLFRIEND/ DATEMATE APPLICATION
Why should I pick you?:
Why do you even want to date me?:
I swear to God I’m just going to keep reblogging until I finally get a response
My girlfriend is stuck in an abusive household, trying desperately to work and save up for a plane ticket and a down payment for an apartment. Her mother physically and verbally assaults her, beating her down and driving her to the point of near suicide. Her attacks keep getting more frequent and worse.
My girlfriend has no car to escape with or to drive to work, and can’t afford to buy one. She walks every day and she is physically and mentally exhausted. And has called me several times crying over the past few months after suffering more abuse.
We haven’t seen each other in months after falling into financial problems. And she needs help to escape that household. All she needs is enough to buy a plane ticket, put down for an apartment and put down on a car so she can get back on her feet. Every little bit helps. And if you have nothing to spare, then please spread the word! Please help her escape so that she can begin her life again.
I can’t express how much this means to me or how grateful I am for any and all help that this might bring. My home life is incredibly challenging and it only seems to continue to get worse, scaling from verbal abuse to emotional manipulation and now to outright physical abuse. I want to get out of here as soon as possible, but doing so seems impossible any time soon without help. And I’m concerned things are just going to escalate in that time.
Thank you to anyone who’d be willing to signal boost this or donate even a little. I just want to be able to find a safe space again. ♥
HELP MY FRIENDS PLEASE AND THANKYOU
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