Random Musings of a Language Nerd
smokinonthemoon:

blackwallflower:

airyairyquitecontrary:

PICK ME UP. RIGHT NOW. I WANT TO TALK TO YOU.

Grumpy cloud

THAT IS SO CUTE I JUST DIED

smokinonthemoon:

blackwallflower:

airyairyquitecontrary:

PICK ME UP. RIGHT NOW. I WANT TO TALK TO YOU.

Grumpy cloud

THAT IS SO CUTE I JUST DIED

kiransingh:

the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bags despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life

katieintherealworld:

this made me burst out laughing, so naturally i had to reblog it.

metastasisedmalaise:

awwww-cute:

W e recently adopted a couple of kittens. This one, Starbuck, enjoys chewing on books

dear fucking god

metastasisedmalaise:

awwww-cute:

W e recently adopted a couple of kittens. This one, Starbuck, enjoys chewing on books

dear fucking god

lalondes:

it’s not bad or selfish or wrong to desire attention and love when you are feeling ill and upset. sometimes, you need other people to keep you afloat. that’s okay. you are not a burden. being needy is not a bad thing. you deserve to be cared for. it’s okay to ask for help.

Thank you. This is just what I needed to read today.

maddiesharafian:

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to make a comic about food?

I lied.

This is so adorable, omgs!! And thank you for the recipe!

casualcissexism:

girl straight up sent that motherfucker to jail for bein sexist why aint that the case irl smh

I love and miss this show.

What exactly is dash con?
Anonymous

crowdog66:

dickpicjpg:

so basically its this awful convention (if you can even call it that) that a few people from tumblr decided to create; and now everyone is making jokes about it because it was really really sad

Intro summary of Dashcon debacle


Dashcon: what happened
A list of Dashcon’s problems
a committee head who quit on Dashcon as a case study for awful nerd organization
Dashcon Is Embarrassing, And Here’s Why
Dashcon attendee viewpoints
Dashcon Legality Issues
Dashcon Schedule: note the strange ESL descriptions, their shittiness
DashCon Disaster – Welcome to Night Vale Walks Out & More
comment on people’s reactions to Dashcon Debacle
WTNV on pulling out of Dashcon
What Dashcon admins say about WTNV pulling out
The poor poor people who seem to have put together a thoughtful panel
Dashcon Admins explain $17,000, claim was not hoax
Admin team responds to criticism
$17,000 ball pit
a response re: making sure projects you crowdfund are legit
Dashcon - Play-by-play of the almost-cancel
The Baker Street Babes on leaving Dashcon early

A video of an admin speaking on near-cancelation


So if you didn’t hear about the Dashcon $17,000 debacle…

Dashcon 2015 Early Registration
Tumblr’s Dashcon Staff on negative feedback
awkward ballpit footage
Dashcon We are the Champions
Another explanation of Dashcon’s issues
What can you buy with $17,000?
fandom wank coverage
THE BALLPIT IS UNCLEAN
Is the dashcon a legit thing that’s going to happen? My friends and I are iffy on it. (:
TLDR: Yeah there have been some serious issues but people are really being asshats about it. 
What’s so bad about Dashcon?

There you go, a list of links. All explaining the shittiness of dashcon.

Finally, a master post collecting a lot of relevant links. 

So, after going through all of these links, this is what I think about DashCon, for what little my opinion matters since I didn’t really know about it much until today. Anyway, a lot of people were angry about how it went down, and rightly so, from what I have seen and read, but I think there were some positive points made as well. Perhaps a convention for tumblr people is far fetched and not functionally possible with the way it was handled, but maybe it just needs to be reworked. First of all, maybe people who would still like to have a tumblr centric convention start with petitioning tumblr staff about backing such a venture. That way, hopefully there would be better management of the business of things. I’m not saying tumblr staff would go for it, but I just think the funding and organization might be better, albeit as long as there was adequate ability of tumblr users to make suggestions and create fandom committees like in this one, so there would be representation in the process. Also, if other major convention staff would listen or help, the tumblr convention staff should look to them for advice and knowledge. Another possible angle of doing this would to have a SINGLE fandom run tumblr convention, a smaller one, with a smaller expected audience, which could possible grow into a conglomerate tumblr con after a few successful years. Basically, each particular fandom could start there own tumblr centric con, and then when there was enough success and demand, maybe there could be a joint effort to create an all tumblr fandoms event. Do you see what I am saying? I think the main problem that this con had was that the main people behind didn’t have a lot of event/convention creation experience and that they got over their heads too quickly. Either they need to find larger support and experienced convention founders to help them, or they need to start much smaller. That’s my two cents about it anyway.

bookgeekconfessions:

xanush:

tr-ibal:

I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.
Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water
After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.
Show you care & Reblog.
always

If you don’t reblog this at least once you’re a joke.


I hope that this is legit and this person is ready to pay up.

bookgeekconfessions:

xanush:

tr-ibal:

I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.

Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water

After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.

Show you care & Reblog.

always

If you don’t reblog this at least once you’re a joke.

I hope that this is legit and this person is ready to pay up.