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kalikardashian:

thelilnan:

OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE

OKAY

AJAX SOAP

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THEIR SLOGAN IS “STRONGER THAN GREASE”

AND I WAS LIKE OKAY YEAH MAKES SENSE FOR A DISH SOAP- WAIT

AJAX WAS A GREEK SOLDIER RENOWNED FOR HIS STRENGTH

AJAX IS STRONGER THAN ALL OF GREECE

someone who worked at ajax has literally waited 66 years for you to get this

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The more I think about this (and I can’t really stop myself anymore), the more sense it makes. At some point the Doctor would get tired of trying to save everybody all the time and just become a grumpy misanthrope. Wouldn’t you? Shit.

The more I think about this (and I can’t really stop myself anymore), the more sense it makes. At some point the Doctor would get tired of trying to save everybody all the time and just become a grumpy misanthrope. Wouldn’t you? Shit.

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nameisnull:

meme over

Flawless victory.

nameisnull:

meme over

Flawless victory.

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Con disaster rankings

I’m now curious as to where Dashcon falls in the hierarchy of all-time con debacles. There was a Star Trek con in the 80s so terrible they nicknamed it the Con of Wrath, and someone on Facebook linked to a My Little Pony con fiasco from last year, but what else are we missing, historically speaking? And how do we rank them? The Con of Wrath seems to be the biggest large-scale failure given the scope of the promised experience, but crucially, both that and the MLP one include a kind of redemption story where either the producers or the surrounding fandom somehow pulled together to create tiny victories, while Dashcon was like a half-inflated balloon that did nothing but leak the whole time. I still can’t decide; someone help me out here.

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Anonymous said: You seem to really not like DashCon. Is it, like, the worst-of-the-worst con? (I really don't know, the only ones I properly know of are ones like SDCC and NYCC)

hythe:

hythe:

hythe:

DashCon is a first-year fandom convention for Tumblr users. It is happening this weekend and turning into possibly the largest convention kerfuffle anyone has ever seen.

The list continues but so far it’s only the con’s second day and it is quite literally the most dramatic, hysterically cringe-worthy convention debacle I have ever seen unfold.

Adding some updates as of 7/12 at 7:35 PM EST:

  • The game room consists of some tables, one TV, and one gaming console. No, really, that’s it.
  • DashCon proves they have possibly the worst PR team ever when addressing the WTNV cancellation. Instead of clearly explaining the situation, they say they “don’t want to get into it,” and then offer compensation for those who bought advanced seating tickets for the Night Vale show. What’s the compensation? An extra hour playing in the ball pit (which is really just a slowly-deflating children’s pool with some balls in it). Oh, and if there’s room, you may get one of the first-come-first-serve spots at the Time Crash concert happening tonight. Huzzah!
  • Most panels are completely disorganized. The “Name That Anime” panel was even handing out hotel mints as prizes for correctly answering questions like “what’s the anime where they fight with clothes!!!”
  • This still needs verification, but supposedly there are minors being let into the 18+ panels (like “BDSM 101”), which DashCon could easily get sued for allowing. Not that they have the money for it.
  • It’s been pointed out that as a Marriott hotel, the Renaissance would have required them to submit their full reservation payment 5 days in advance of the event. Therefore it’s very, very likely that the “$17,000 fundraising” was a huge scam. Because DashCon would’ve had to pay that money 5 days before this weekend or the event wouldn’t even be happening in the first place.
  • Furthermore, someone attempted to debunk the letter that DashCon posted to prove that the hotel asked for money. Not all their points are valid (i.e. “RE:” is commonly used for “Regarding”, not just in response to previous communication, and idk but this dude doesn’t strike me as an expert on internal Marriott stationary), but frankly the letter looks sketchy if only because 17000% 99% of it is whited out. Is it real? Is it fake? We just don’t know.
  • There has been no confirmation that the money donated in cash and via PayPal last night ever made it to the hotel (if that was indeed where it was intended to go).
  • People are demanding full or at least partial refunds. Needs verification, but purportedly DashCon has a list at the con where you can sign your name and the amount you donated to be refunded later. Which sounds like a totally effective and not at all easily-abused system.
  • Attendees are either in denial saying this is the best con ever or they’re crying and having panic attacks. Welcome to Tumblr.

And as a bonus: DashCon originally ran an IndieGoGo campaign last year to raise $5,000 to start their convention. They raised $4,000. The campaign ended in April 2013 and rewards have still not been sent out (which consisted of tea bags, a couple business cards with your Tumblr URL on them, and if you donated $500+, some knick-knacks from Etsy).

More updates, as of 7/13 at 3:59 AM:

As always, if you can confirm or deny anything in these masterposts with proper validation, it’s greatly appreciated! I originally did the first one just to answer an ask I got, but as it’s blown up I figured I’ll keep doing it, since I’m captivated by the whole mess anyways. :’D

I’m heading to sleep now but I’ll do another update tomorrow once I’ve caught up on anything else that happens tonight! Hopefully no one dies. I’m not sure how else this con could get any worse.

And one last thing, just to clarify: my heart goes out to all you guys who paid to attend what you thought would be a fun convention and instead got this trainwreck. Even if it turns out that the $17,000 fee wasn’t a scam, remember that it is absolutely unacceptable for a convention to operate this way. I’m so glad that many of you have been able to see the positive in a bad situation and still managed to make friends and have a good time - but don’t forget to stand up for yourselves, too. A convention should never extort money from its attendees for any reason. Again, it’s great that you still made some good memories, but good memories alone do not make a good convention. Make sure your feedback is heard, especially if you want to see this con (or any future Tumblr-oriented con) have any hope of success.

I was busy all weekend and am just now catching up on Dashcon, and it’s amazing — if nothing else, I would love a long, in-depth article by an actual journalist that maps the rich vein of failure exhibited here. I’m serious, I would read an article of any length up to and including a book that catalogs what seems to have been Dashcon’s special cocktail of inexperience, incompetence, and staggering presumptuousness in any kind of detail.

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"The bomb only lives as it is falling"

— From the in-universe poem that opens THE USE OF WEAPONS. Think about this all the time. (via kierongillen)

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boltron:

Got to fly around this giant book sorting machine in NY that uses lasers to sort books. Lasers. Books.

All you people who love books, get to clickin’ this IMMEDIATELY. I’ll be honest, every time I think “I am friends with Nate,” it feels like I’m bragging. To myself.

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Nakano Takeko
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Nakano Takeko was a trained warrior who led a battalion of female troops at the Battle of Aizu during the Boshin War.  Takeko killed five or six men with her naginata (Japanese polearm) before she was shot dead by Imperial forces.  Afraid that Takeko’s head would be taken as a trophy by the Imperials, her sister removed Takeko’s head and buried under a tree at Hōkai-ji Temple, a temple dedicated to the souls of samurais.
Today a statue of Takeko marks her final resting place at Hōkai-ji Temple.

Maybe our only goal in life is to find someone like this lady’s rad sister and make sure to stick by them at all times.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Nakano Takeko

Art by Andy Purviance (tumblr)

Nakano Takeko was a trained warrior who led a battalion of female troops at the Battle of Aizu during the Boshin War.  Takeko killed five or six men with her naginata (Japanese polearm) before she was shot dead by Imperial forces.  Afraid that Takeko’s head would be taken as a trophy by the Imperials, her sister removed Takeko’s head and buried under a tree at Hōkai-ji Temple, a temple dedicated to the souls of samurais.

Today a statue of Takeko marks her final resting place at Hōkai-ji Temple.

Maybe our only goal in life is to find someone like this lady’s rad sister and make sure to stick by them at all times.

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