Tuesday, July 29, 2014

morethanprinceofcats replied to your post: the trouble with when I tag things “#t…

my tybalt tag is mostly canids

Monday, July 28, 2014

rurouniidoru:

meganphntmgrl:

another comic con, another year of having to go “stop calling me and people like me cosplayers when there are people who put actual effort into this and deserve special recognition of their talents and we just buy stuff and wear it”

I think this comes down to a difference in defining “cosplay” for some people though. Like, obviously to you it’s about the process: In your view, a cosplayer is basically a hobbyist costumer, and that’s a valid way of looking at it. But for me, the “cosplayer” line gets drawn at, like, “Person wearing a costume for funsies (Halloween and costume parties excluded)” And that’s as someone who does sew costumes and style wigs and attempt to build props and, idk, paint shoes for this hobby. I don’t see it as denigrating my efforts for someone who bought their stuff call themselves a cosplayer, because to me, cosplay is just a fancy word for “playing dress up” and I don’t particularly care how anybody gets there.

But on the other hand… I mean, the only reason I even feel comfortable spending the level of money I do on con costumes is because they double as Halloween costumes… and then again, there are also people who put months of design and effort into Halloween costumes.

I think the line should be drawn at the point of how much this is an actual hobby or just something that gets whipped out for a con with no effort on the wearer’s part. I don’t see the difference between wearing a purchased costume for a con and wearing a purchased Halloween costume or something for a party.

aorticinkwell:

What if a Wolverine body pillow came with a vinyl photo frame attached? Then you can add whatever pic you’d like to have Wolvie gaze longingly at?

nothing will ever top the oberyn martell one

that should come standard

they can change it but red viper is standard

tronjustice:

meganphntmgrl:

why are people still shipping a 21-year-old woman with a dead 14-year-old

Jack is forever 18. Canon. Seriously, look it up.

He’s 14. I’d looked up how old he was supposed to be before I even made this post.

another comic con, another year of having to go “stop calling me and people like me cosplayers when there are people who put actual effort into this and deserve special recognition of their talents and we just buy stuff and wear it”

sigurdjarlson:

Erik is such a dork oh my god

glassprism:

Ashleigh Fleming, London Christine understudy, Part 2/2

um excuse me is anyone going to explain that vampire on the top right

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Natalie Dormer accepting the OMG Moment of the Year for the Purple Wedding at the mtvU Fandom Awards

(Source: makos-lightningrod)

forthegothicheroine:

koryos:

Dominance Behavior in Canids

I didn’t really even WANT to make a post about this.

The alpha-beta-omega model of wolf packs is dead in scientific literature, hammered into the ground, so to speak, and it’s been dead for over ten years. So why am I still hearing about it on TV and reading about it in articles? Why are popular dog trainers that encourage you to “be the alpha” still taken seriously?

I think the unfortunate truth is that the idea that there are strong and ferocious leaders in wolf packs and that you, too, can take on that role with your dog is just somehow appealing to people. Almost romantic, in the older sense of the word. And because of this, it makes money. It sells werewolf media. It sells dog training classes. Educational science channels that have no business promoting this false ideology keep it on board because it gets people watching.

If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty fed up with the whole thing.

Okay, let’s talk about dominance, particularly what the word even means, because popular media does a terrible job of explaining it.

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Attention all werewolf creators!

CAN THIS PLEASE BE THE END OF THE HORROR THAT IS OMEGAVERSES

the trouble with when I tag things “#tybalt” is that it’s not even just regular Shakespeare fandom

there is a very specific Tybalt in my head, and even beyond that it’s usually a statement on constants across about 15 million AUs in which he is the only Shakespeare character at all, and that only loosely