Some “Cosplay is Not Consent” PSA posters I designed for Anime Boston. The top one will be on the convention center video screens with all of the other looped announcements. The other two are extras.
(I volunteer for Anime Boston as the Publications Manager, which basically means I do all of the graphic design for the convention. OMG IT’S NEXT WEEKEND YOU GUYS)
That was the most informative thing I have ever been told by a duck
And I have been told a lot of things by ducks.
btw guys, you do know that if you’re gonna boycott abercrombie, you have to also boycott hot topic, hollister, and american eagle because they’re all owned by the same company
And nothing of value was lost
I never post on Tumblr, so I’m hoping my few followers can help me get this word out by reblogging…
I work for a hotel that hosts a major US con every year. I love anime and I go to cons myself, but I am going to be blunt about some of the problems we have and how we deal with them. I don’t know why people lose common sense when attending cons. I realize that most con-goers are young, and probably haven’t traveled alone before. They’re also really excited to go to a con and to see people they’ve only chatted with on line.
But…things have gotten out of hand.
So, please…read this list of Bad Behaviors that I’ve seen over the past three years and please…don’t do them!
1. Completely Trashing Rooms. I have part of the team that has to take pictures of the damages left behind after a con. We will bill you. Sometimes, we won’t even tell you. We’ll just charge it on your credit or debit card. Again, the tiny print in the contract allows us to do this. We take pictures in case you try and dispute the charge with the credit card.
2. Being a Homeless Congoer. These are the people who don’t have a room but figure they can sleep in the lobby, stairwell, hallways, whatever. We’re on to you. We will remove you from the premises. If you are underage, we will still call the police.
3. Being Unable to Pay for Your Room or Food. These are the people who usually make arrangements for rooms with online friends. One friend books the room on a credit card, but when it comes time to settle the bill and the so-called friends are asked to pay their share in cash or come up their own credit card to split…there’s suddenly no money. I feel bad for the person who booked the room, and I’m sorry that you’re not going to make rent, or that your mom is sick, or that you’re a poor college student or whatever. Please don’t stand in the lobby and cry or try to offer me “free art commissions” or the horns off your Homestuck costume. My hotel does not accept those as payment.
4. Having Noise Complaints Lodged Against You. So, that little gathering you decided to have in your room is getting pretty loud and despite two phone calls from the desk asking you to quiet down, you refuse to do so. Guess what, the hotel management is throwing you out. We’ll have our security guards tell you and then the police will escort you from the premises. No, you will not get a refund. No, we don’t care you have nowhere to go. Maybe those two phone calls should’ve clued you into the problems you were causing.
6. Acting Like You Own the Hotel. These are the people who think that since they paid X dollars for their con badge and Y dollars for the room they are entitled to do whatever and whenever they want. Here are some of the most ridiculous (and this is by far not an inclusive list):
a. Taking their clothes off and running down the hall
b. Wearing full Homestuck body paint and jumping in the pool and hot tubs.
c. Screaming “KAWAII!” at random people
d. Camping out in the hotel restaurant and not ordering anything
e. Running through a wedding reception in different a ballroom while shouting “HETALIA!!!”
f. Smashing a brand new TV in one of the rooms
g. Sex in the lobby. While in cosplay.
h. Setting up an “art table” in the middle of the lobby. (She didn’t get an artist alley table and was mad about it…
i. Pulling the fire alarm at 3AM and forcing an evacuation (This person was prosecuted. We caught them on tape)
k. A cosplay-photo shoot that went out of control with photographers physically fighting with each other…in the lobby.
One more note: Our manager is really upset about the amount of clean-up required after the Homestuck cosplayers we had last year. Bathrooms and bathtubs were covered in gray body paint, and the pool and hot tubs had to be drained and cleaned because some of them thought that would be a quick way to get it off. Manager is thinking of putting in the contract with the con that they have to ban Homestuck cosplay to prevent this in the future.
So, as a Homestuck, I beg you! Please, please, don’t do this! Clean up after yourself!
Keep this in mind!
i am aspiring not to carry a bag at all this year (a costume with pockets! glorious glorious pockets!!!!!) but this is good information to be aware of ahh
I’ll be going as godtier Jane and will be there all day, so going without a bag may be pretty difficult; I can stick some pockets on the pants, but still. How’ll I carry my purchases or notebooks/other junk to entertain me if I get bored?
I’ll just have to make sure whatever bag I bring is easy-searchable. I’m prepared to wait.
After hearing about the blog “fuckyeahreadmores”, I’m urging my followers to refrain from tagging their personal posts as “personal” or “read more”. Choose a more unique phrase that can’t be easily searched for, because for some reason there are sick fucks out there searching the ‘read more’ tag.
HEYYYY THERE’S ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO DONATE!! OR TO JUST GET THE WORD OUT
THEY ONLY NEED $2034.00 MORE
COME ON PEOPLE!!
Help fund this documentary featuring trans people of colour!!
if you wanted something last time around but missed out or if you’re new to the scene, fear not! I am once again drawing for money in the hopes to not be totally broke while I attempt to find an actual job
$10 - Ink Sketch (with or without quick colors laid over it)
can be just a bust or add $2 for it to be a full body
$15 - Full-Color Bust
your favorite character from the chest up!! wow!!
$20 - Full-Color Full-Body
wow look at that entire body it is spectacular
??? - Backgrounds and Additional Characters!
all extra people will be $5 per character and adding a background is $10 more. these prices apply to all of the above listed categories! wow!!
I will draw any fandom so long as you give me references and I will draw not safe for work though in the latter instance I reserve the right to turn something down if it skeeves me out too much. (it’s not you, it’s me)
all transactions will be conducted through paypal after we’ve discussed what it is I’m going to be drawing but before I actually start working on it, though I will endeavor to keep in touch with you throughout the drawing.
if you’re interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Commission as the subject. I did these through tumblr last time and that just turned out to be a really bad idea so let’s avoid that this time
OK IDK IF ANYONE ELSE HAS SEEN THIS but ive actually seen it on quite a few of my ‘reblogs’ from various people with ‘Absolutely impossible’ and the first time i clicked it brought me to a WEIRD LOOKING SITE and my firewall was warning me about malicious blahblah blocked
id ignore it but seeing it more than once makes me wonder if anyone else has seen this?
Edit; JUST DONT CLICK IT ITS BAD
Hey guys if you see this on your dash, dont click on it !!
So some of you may know me and some of you may not, but I hope you will read this regardless.
Recently, I have come into some financial trouble, and it’s something I can’t immediately get myself out of because there are time constraints and I need help fast.
I have to register for school starting the 13th of May, and my tuition will cost me around $300.
I don’t have this money, and I need it desperately to continue my education. My family was supposed to help me out with the cost, but they can’t anymore because of some intense private issues and now I’m really nervous and struggling to figure out what to do, and the only thing I can think of right now is to ask for donations/charity.
You are absolutely NOT obligated to help me, but it would really mean the world to me and even the smallest bit helps. If you can’t afford to donate money, I would really REALLY appreciate a signal boost.
I know not everybody wants to just give up money for nothing, so if you donate above $10, I will throw together a thank-you sketch. (please email me if you do so UoU)
You could also commission me if that’s what you’d prefer.
Again, your kindness really means a lot to me and I know nobody HAS to donate, but I don’t know what else to do or who to ask or what can be done right now, and I need to make this money FAST.
=> Send donations via paypal here.
=> and contact me at email@example.com
Thank you again so much, and please, signal boost this if you can.
You guys remember the April Fool’s Day virus? The Mandem Pig one? Yeah, it’s back.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU SEE THIS POST:
- DO NOT GO TO THE LINK
- DO NOT GO TO THE LINK
- DO NOT GO TO THE LINK
DO NOT GO TO THE LINK
- DO NOT GO TO THE LINK
- at all
- delete it from your askbox
- don’t publish it
Today I had my good girl thinking cap on, so when I saw “MandemPig” and the email address I knew there was trouble. Stop CISPA my ass.
Reblog and spread the word.
got this today
didn’t click, obviously
“We are in the open air here. No place to sleep, nothing to eat. No one is paying any attention to us,” said Peng Qiong, 45, a farmer in Chaoyang village on the outskirts of Lushan, near the epicenter of a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit southwest China on April 20. The earthquake killed at least 186 people and injured more than 11,000, state media said.
Hundreds of survivors pushed into traffic along a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. China has poured resources into Sichuan since the early Saturday quake, including 1 billion yuan ($161.9 million) from central coffers for disaster relief and compensation. About 18,000 troops are in the area to help survivors.
Continue reading about China’s efforts to help survivors after a devastating earthquake.
Credits: Graphic, REUTERS; Man recovers wedding photo, REUTERS/Rooney Chen; Rescue workers carry pig from house, REUTERS/China Daily.
with the new year i’m making some price changes for commissions so i can actually like, make money.
anyway without further ado here are the commission tiers i’m offering (all digital, all prices USD):
FLAT COLOR (ONE CHARACTER): $15
(won’t always be white bg haha)
SEMIPAINTING (ONE CHARACTER): $25
FLAT COLOR (TWO CHARACTERS): $30
SEMIPAINTING (TWO CHARACTERS): $40
ANY ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS: + $10 (negotiable if the additional character is like a small animal or a child/baby, etc)
send me an ask first if you’re interested! then i’ll give you my email and we can talk business there.
i will only accept paypal as payment (and your total price will include the 3% fee paypal takes from sellers upon transaction)
Hey, so Fanime is only about 5 weeks away, which means i need to start saving up to make it happen! I’m looking at probably around $150-$200 to make it happen (mostly for food and a bill payment that falls a couple days before the con). Doesnt seem like a lot, but it is what it is. (´▽｀;)ゝ
So my commissions for flat coloring/simple line art are open~! as much as i wish i could open for more detailed pieces, i feel like it wouldnt be wise to take them on right now considering the time crunch (i still have one immediate left but its almost finished :3)
so here are a couple examples!:
((titsandidiocy’s OCs ^^^))
rate: $10 (+$3 each additional character)
((any non-fanart/OC’s should have at least 2 references w/ color please!!))
so if you’re interested or could help me out, my commission and paypal email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks for any interest! lemme know, i’m really eager to have Fanime happen, i’ve never been before! (｀・ω・´)