Xyri/Nerni. 22, she/her pronouns, biromantic asexual. Shy extrovert. It sucks.
Star Trek. Marvel. DC. Leonard McCoy. Lately, 90% Winter Soldier.
If you think Nyota Uhura is a nagging/angry/bad/unsuited/(insert misogynistic or racist term here) girlfriend you will probably not like my blog.
I'm also really enthusiastic about fandom analysis, which includes fandom-related things as well as fandom itself and its role in consumption and interpretation of media, since I feel like fandom is a very important part of audiences. To clarify, that means that you will see critical analysis on this blog between the crying about fictional characters. Not all of that is going to be positive criticism, even about things I do like, though it's all constructive. As such, not a Moffat-friendly blog.
So hi! Feel free to chat, send me an ask, whatever. Just don't talk to me about the Kirk parents or I will cry.
This photo is so important
do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing
man but imagine if karl urban directed the next trek movie (with john cho consulting)
i mean aside from mccoy inexplicably putting two phasers in his mouth simultaneously, i feel like the movie would really be true to the spirit of star trek
Okay but really Bryan Fuller for Star Trek 3
another Bucky/Nat doodle bc i can’t get them off my brain!!!
Zoe Saldana for L'Oreal (x)"Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body, and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well."
"The Reapers got nothing on me."
how dare you hoW DARE YOU oh my god
okay fuck gaRRUS VAKARIAN oh my god let me tell you about garrus vakarian aka the alien we all want to fuck like you think you don’t want to fuck a gigantic muscle-clad bird lizard cat? you are wrong. you are very wrong. you want that. you want that a lot. you want to fuck a gigantic alien cat lizard who is awkward and fumbling and aggressively respects you omg
seriously garrus vakarian may be the single greatest love interest ever written into a video game particularly because he’s such a sidekick like he literally does not want to exist without you but on the otherhand that’s what’s so great about him???? like he literally only exists to make you better and stronger and hotter he is smart cute awkward alien arm candy with a grenade launcher aka the best arm candy ever
seriously i love garrus so much ugh what an awkward little space falcon i want to kiss on his face forever
like garrus is great because he is strong and smart and capable. he can engage you in conversation about real things that you care about. want to talk politics? garrus has an opinion about that. want to talk violence and ideology and the nature of humanity in the context of the universe? garrus has an opinion about that. and not a stupid opinion, either, garrus knows his shit and you can tell him what you believe and he’ll be respectful and attentive but he’s stubborn and idealistic and you’re not going to change his mind just by telling him what you believe, you’re going to change his mind (maybe) by showing him what you believe. you can change garrus’ mind with action. he’s not just going to agree with you to win your favor (even if it’s really obvious that your favor means a lot to him). he’s his own turian.
garrus is great because he’s a character, man, he’s a character that’s self-contained and self justified and he fuckin adores you. like even if you don’t decide to hit that like the broadside of a train he fuckin adores you, he thinks the universe revolves around you, he thinks you are great and are the single greatest thing to ever happen to the world, and that idolization isn’t blind, there are very specific things that he chooses to like about you
sigh garrus is so fuckin rad jfc wanna kiss on that turian for days
calibrate me you fuckin beast
james and lily are dating and lily doesn’t understand why james is always acting so pissed when hogsmeade’s black stray dog comes up to them demanding to be cuddled and played with
- mbf me, i’ll check! (srsly don’t bullshit me and reblog this without following me, it happened several times and why would you do this?)
- no likes, don’t even think about liking this
- umlimited till tomorrow 6pm CET
- mutuals are bolded
- kisses for all of you! ;*
Poster: Star Trek “Into Darkness”
So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite ponies, and was overall just too damn cute. She had an MLP lanyard filled with pins she’d gotten in the vendor’s room, and gave me a Fluttershy pin because she liked my cosplay. She ended up just hanging out with us for a while and bein’ super cute. We call her Babby because she’s 11 and precious.
The next day, she runs up to the booth, terrified, and asks if she can please hide under our table for a few minutes. Turns out a dude had been following her around the con all day, and tried to get her to come up to his hotel room. Alone. She tells us she thought he was okay at first because he was wearing an MLP shirt, but she didn’t want to go anywhere with him, and he made her uneasy. At one point, after she’d refused, he grabbed her arm in the elevators and tried to get her to follow him. She ran, and now she wants somewhere to hide.
We tell her of course, hurry her behind our booth and fucking station ourselves around her because she’s eleven years old and all of us are prepared to physically attack the human trashheap who tries to fuck with her. We’re all dressed up in wings and ears and we’re 100000% prepared to rip them off and launch across that table to defend this kid. Eventually this very large dude strolls by, very obviously looking around, and she quietly points him out to us. At this point I’m ready to set him on fire, but when I ask if she needs me to go report him, she shakes her head. She doesn’t want to get in trouble, or make anyone mad.
We see him a few more times over the course of the day, because he keeps meandering over to our booth and just casually looking around. Eventually he actually stops to take a flier from our table and asks us a question, and we coldly send him on his way. We start sending a coworker with Babby whenever her parents aren’t around and she wants to go check out artist’s alley or the vendor’s hall. Because otherwise she’s not safe. She can’t run around and freely enjoy a convention about a show aimed at her, because instead of being surrounded by peers she’s somehow surrounded by men who pose a threat to her.
My point here: this is why I fucking hate “bronies.” Because grown-ass men are flooding into a space carved out for children—often little girls—and are making it unsafe for them.
I met a lot of non-awful people there, of course. I met a lot of parents and older siblings. A lot of adorable little boys who were happy to empathize with female characters, and a lot of little kids who wanted a picture with cosplays of their favorite pony. I met a lot of people who were cool and nice and just liked cartoons. I met a male Pinkie Pie cosplayer with a Fluttershy lady-friend who juggled and spun plates and was happy to entertain kids, and were generally just really cool people.
But I also met a lot of skeevy dudebros. A lot of guys in fedoras loudly discussing sexual shit in a room with children. Guys who drew/sold/displayed really fucking inappropriate “fanart,” including gross bodypillows that had no purpose in a little kids’ toy convention. I met a guy who gushed with absolute glee about the pleasure he derives from “corrupting innocence.” I met a lot of people who wanted to take something sweet and nice for children and make it about THEM. A lot of guys who wanted to make it about their dicks. People who made it UNSAFE for the intended audience to even be in attendance.
So yeah. If you call yourself a brony, I’m prolly not gonna trust you. Because I’ve seen y’all in action, and I am not impressed. Frankly I’m infuriated. This is like a bunch of gross neckbeards swarming Disneyland and shoving kids out of the way so they can grope Cinderella, and finding nothing wrong with it because they think they’re entitled to it.
My Little Pony is a really cute show with a lot of nice messages for kids, and gross brony shitweasels are trying to fucking take it from them by force. And I will fight them.
Because this totally wasn’t just made up for notes. You know, like the claims of sexual harassment that allegedly took place at Everfree Northwest of the voice actresses of the Cutie Mark Crusaders that the VA’s themselves openly debunked on Twitter as being complete lies.
Or the person that claimed their four-year-old that they apparently LEFT UNATTENDED ON THE INTERNET was magically able to utilize a search engine, and understood the context of an alleged image that is psychologically impossible for a four-year-old to grasp.
Also, you said above that this fictional child told you not to tell their parents, and then you claim you got their permission to post about the incident on Tumblr, which would imply that you did tell them (but apparently, only when it was convenient for you to do so, and not when the child would have actually been in danger). On top of this, police take reports of attempted child abduction VERY FUCKNG SERIOUSLY. If you really did report an incident like this, they would have been on the scene immediately, regardless of “lack of evidence”. No legitimate police officer would just ignore a call about an attempted kidnapping and assault of a child.
You know what’s really repulsive here? People who deliberately make up overwhelmingly obvious stories about the sexual harassment of a little girl. You’re literally the one creating a disgusting, sexual story about a child.
If you’d like to consider it, I invite you to read through this, and then ruminate a little on how exactly anyone is “taking anything away” from anyone else. You’re also welcome to read through this, and perhaps rethink your decision to make sweeping generalizations about large groups of people just for a little internet popularity. Oh, and before you try to play the “You must be a morbidly obese, cishet, white, male neckbeard pedophile in a fedora!” card that people like you are so quick to throw around, I must regretfully inform you that I’m a 31-year-old French/Lebanese woman from the midwest that grew up with My Little Pony in the 80’s, and whose wisdom that has come with age and experience has made her pretty goddamn adept at detecting bullshit.
I think this is fabricated too. OP said that the convention was yesterday last night. I decided to google local conventions in San Francisco. The only con i could find was BABSCon and that was from April 18th-20th and today is the 22nd. Since the post was posted 9 hours ago, that ment that the post was made on the 21st and BABSCon ended on the 20th. Not only that, i decided to also Google small little meetups and i didn’t find anything. Unless this was some underrated con that was recently made and it had "Large groups" of people walking around.
It’s unlikely OP went to BABSCon (I mean, they didn’t even mention the name which is a DEAD giveaway) and the way they worded their post just reeks of Anti Brony hate. Just because someone calls themselves a Brony doesn’t mean they’re neckbeards and wear fedoras 24/7. That stereotype is beginning to be annoying.
Besides, why didn’t OP contact con staff to help Babby?
So, not only did they contradict themselves regarding contacting the parents, allegedly engaged in counter-productive measures that would have been detrimental to the child’s well being, and insinuate that the police wouldn’t take a case of possible child abduction seriously (and that the entire con wouldn’t have been put on an Amber Alert, and had the entire premises locked down, and the exits monitored), but there wasn’t even a single convention going on in the area they claimed, at the time they claimed it.
Yet another clear-cut case of someone circulating blatant lies in order to gain notes and attention.
I think the thing I hate about this the most is that on the off chance this wasn’t entirely fabricated out of thin air, that there is possibly some pedophile now wandering around free because OP decided it was a better idea to make this into a tumblr post instead of going to the police, putting more children than just Babby in danger now. Good job.
This is another example of crap that helps no one. How is it possible that you hate a group of people enough to make up fictional stories about pedophilia and child abduction.Seriously, OP, what is wrong with you? Are you that desperate for notes? :/
If any of this really happened, you’re totally in the wrong, and you totally handled this poorly. Everything everyone above me has said is right - police take missing child notifications or attempted child abductions very seriously. If children go missing in grocery stores they shut the whole operation down and don’t let anyone in or out of the complex until the child is found.
I honestly don’t understand how any of this constitutes “proof” that the story was faked.
1. Tenaflyviper has included completely irrelevant stories about things happening. It’s completely derailing the topic and gosh look at that it sounds a lot like the “Well you’re making it up for attention” argument that abuse victims face all the time. Because it’s happened before so obviously the odds of someone making it up THIS TIME because you don’t like the context. (See: “Women make false rape accusations so we have to treat anyone who claims to be raped like they might be lying.”)
2. OP made the post on the 21st and said that they got back “last night,” which would have been the 20th, and the day BABScon ended. There was absolutely a convention going on at that place at that time and to say that their timeline off is just factually wrong? Also, the fact that “the post reeks of anti-brony hate” isn’t proof of anything either. I have to say, if I’d encountered all of what I read in the post, I’d be venting and pretty angry too.
3. And as for contacting the authorities, here’s a nice little post about why that isn’t as perfect of a solution as all these people are claiming. As Madamethursday points out, the system that’s supposedly there to protect congoers is flawed, and even when a young child attempts to get help, it often goes ignored. Unless, of course, Madamethursday was making it up for notes as well? The OP mentioned that no one cared that “a guy was creeping” and you know what? I’ve been to cons. I’ve heard horror stories from friends. That actually happens. In a perfect world, the police might take the issue seriously, but in the actual world, where essays like this (content warning for sexual assault) have to exist and plenty of authorities don’t take reports of assault and attempted assault seriously, not reporting this to the authorities isn’t anywhere close to “proof” that something didn’t take place.
If there is any actual indication besides these flimsy accusations that prove that OP made this up for notes, please, do tell me, and I mean that sincerely—I don’t want to perpetuate misinformation on the internet. But as it stands now, with all of the evidence presented, the fact that people are so quick to cry making it up for attention! is evidence itself of why the OP didn’t think they’d be taken seriously if it were reported.