Oh, yeah, this looks like hell.

I'm Jess. I write a lot, I'm a film major, and I play a lot of games. Awwwyeah.

Anonymous said: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

shelbymontanaharris:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

REBLOG FOREVER.

And people wonder why I hate that book series! Stop popularizing rape culture seriously.

heroesofcosplayconfessions:

Anyone else frustrated with the costume contest in New Orleans? : comiccon

I feel like this shouldn’t fall into obscurity just yet. 

ghostwith-a-beatingheart:

sixthrock:

sofapizza:

pleatedjeans:

This dog barks like a person screaming for his life. [via]

their neighbors must be terrified.

*wag wag wag*
*happy dog face*
*BLOODCURDLING DEATH SCREECH*
*wag wag wag*

oh my god i am in tears

(via yvesadele)

Wow, for a bunch of people claiming to all be a part of that show’s bullshit “love and acceptance” deal, you sure are a bunch of hypocrites for sending someone hate and bullying them over what someone else said to them. Enough that they don’t even want to do what they did already in the past.

That’s just sad a group of people are that fucking stupid that they can’t see they’re exactly the pieces of shit they seem to think everyone else is. 

I’m sure your “Heroes” are so proud of the way you’re behaving. 

I bet the editors are just tickled pink. 

elemei:

end me

(via fuckyeahvarric)

Can’t believe I still log in and see more shit in my inbox. 

Seriously, let’s think about it for a second. That fucking show lied in the past a LOT.

The show purposely edited and manipulated footage to make people not involved with the show look awful, and were found out. 

The show purposely stole photographs from a photographer and made a conscious effort edit out any marks proving who the photos belonged to, and had to settle out of court to avoid a lawsuit (or had the guy taken out.)

And the very cast of this same fucking show have had to back-peddle every fucking week the first season just to retain some small semblance of dignity and integrity.

So why is it that what happened at Wizard World New Orleans seems like such a stretch now? That’s so hard to believe that they essentially pulled the SAME SHIT as before?

There is plenty of shit going around the internet over what happened, and not just that one article that actually bothered to help compile plenty of them in one easy to find place. 

Sometimes I just don’t get people. I really don’t.

All the helpful advice I’ve learned from Heroes of Cosplay

officialkurtwagner:

-Find good friends that you can cosplay with and talk about behind their backs!

-Work really hard, and maybe you can win a contest! or just get on a show that guarantees the results in your favor

-Cosplay is for everyone and should be fun! Unless of course you don’t have a perfect body type, or worse, the character isn’t your same gender

-If you happen to not win, make your opponents out to be bullies and bitches. Be sure to cry for the camera some too have good sportsmanship

Most of all, if people call you out on questionable or dishonest behavior of you or the show, lie like none of it happened and OH WOE IS ME EVERYONE HATES ME AND EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO SAYS ANYTHING IS A LIAR AND A BULLY. NONE OF THOSE DOZENS OF ACCOUNTS THAT ALL LINE UP ARE TRUE. NONE OF IT IS TRUE. SOB. DIS I MENTION I DONATE TO CHARITY I BET YOU DONT SO THERE be sure to be honest and explain what is going on so everyone feels better!

Oh, and learning how to use worbla was pretty nice.

I think if you’re going to do a show/video about that article, might try doing some research into it as well. Makes you look pretty silly when the best you can come up with “Oh, you’re just jealous” and claim better when, technically, you’re stealing people’s images as well for your own monetized videos. 

reeson said: Look, I know you're upset with how the show went down in New Orleans (I should know, too, I was there), but the way you handled that with Holly was completely uncalled for. Our anger should be aimed at the producers of the show primarily, not the people on it. They're not the first and foremost problem with that show. Honestly, why you might not look up to her or respect her, she is still a person, and I you need to tone it back and apologize.

officialkurtwagner:

I don’t think it was. I didn’t call her any names or use foul languaage. I said what I think needed to be said. I think it is completely uncalled for for them to be part of a show like this. If they don’t want backlash, then I’m sorry, but either get off the show or change it so that it is honest. I am really tired of seeing tons of cosplayers and congoers having terrible experiences because of HoC. She can call me a hate monger or whatever, I know I’m not. I try to be slow to judge people, and I have with HoC. At a certain point it is an insult to our intelligence to act like nothing is wrong or happening on that show. I’m tired of people getting away with this sort of behavior and playing victim, when the real victim are all the honest, nice people who got slighted so the show would look good.

And yes, I’m mad at everyone who takes part in the show. Because if they are a part of it and knows what is going on (or worse, try to cover it up), then they are just as guilty.

I’m extremely saddened by it all. I really respected the people on this show before it started and I am so disappointed at the behavior. I guess that is what you get when people care more about ratings and drama than actual cosplay and treating people well.

And I understand where you’re coming from, and I understand the anger behind it all. Trust me, I really do. I know just about every single person on that “Truth about Heroes of Cosplay” article and their stories. I know. 

But think of it from this sort of stand point. If you go into this or approach her with that sort of heated attitude, accusing her of being a liar and a cheater and being on a “disgusting” show, so you really think she’ll answer anything honestly? Do you think she’d want to answer at all? I don’t know of many that would. It’s just easier to make it out like you’re attacking her. 

And then think of it this way, she answered it, it’s on her tumblr now, a lot of people follow her on tumblr. So when she posted it it’s immediately at the top the most popular’ posts and is one of the first things people see is this, which paints the whole situation in the light of, “Oh they’re getting harassed by a bunch of haters” thanks to how she replied.

In a way, it hurts the cause of the people at that convention who were actually hurt by the show, and if gives them on the show another chance to try and put forth what may or may not be more misinformation. 

Getting answers is important, yes, but going at it in a reasonable, rational way works infinitely better in this situation. Especially when there are plenty of people willing to believe what ever they say anyway.