I bought my friend an elephant for their room.
They said “Thank you.”
I said “Don’t mention it.”
I bought my friend an elephant for their room.
They said “Thank you.”
I said “Don’t mention it.”
Good. They can have their brony con and leave little children to their own cons.
I used to work for BronyCon. It was one of the bext experiences of my life. I loved it.
Were there problems? Of course. There are problems with any convention. But it was fun, and I loved getting to make magic for attendees of all ages - including the many children who were in attendance.
Don’t judge a convention by the toxicity of part of a fandom.
Look, I don’t mind Bronies. I just am not comfortable with the fact that grown men like to go to conventions with young children, especially girls. Allow them to enjoy their own, separate convention away from children.
But…that’s almost all conventions. Every conventions I’ve ever been to had children there as well as adults. There were children’s activities as well as 18+ programming, and everything in between. And I think that’s how it should be - something for everyone to enjoy with age checks and other similar precautions in place.
The idea that adults shouldn’t go to events because children are there and have to have their own conventions seems ridiculous to me.
No. Adults should not go to event made specifically for children. Children should not go to events specifically for adults. MLP is for children. It was made specifically for young girls and then adult men got into it and many of them made it unsafe for them. If there’s a con FOR CHILDREN parents and those affiliated with the con should be the only adults. If there’s a con FOR ADULTS adults should not bring children. If there’s a mixed audience then you have events for each, like with Doctor Who or Anime.
MLP does have a mixed audience though. Lauren Faust specifically made MLP:FIM to appeal to all ages and genders, though the target audience is younger girls. And it paid off with strong writing, entertaining and diverse characters, excellent music, and an overall fantastic show for anyone to enjoy. That’s why adult fans of MLP exist in the first place- because it is a fantastic show that can appeal to everyone. And it’s why it appealed to me. The show was then and is now a breath of fresh air during a time when there isn’t a whole lot on TV that interests me.
By that same argument, adults shouldn’t be allowed participate in events for Harry Potter, which is a children’s series. And yet I saw a lot of independent adults at midnight book releases, and only adults at the premiere of the last movie. Nancy Drew, Adventure Time, and Disney TV shows and movies are also children’s content, and yet they all have a sizeable adult demographic.
And finally, since I actually worked for BronyCon for a year (I don’t anymore), I can vouch for them and say that adult content is not allowed under any circumstances. It is a family-friendly convention. They do have some plus panels to talk about some things slightly above kids’ heads (discussing grimdark content and its impact is one that comes to mind), but no explicit content is allowed anywhere, period. Not in the panels, not in cosplay, not in art and merchandise, nowhere. If something gets out of hand, there are consequences. Panels get cancelled, badges get revoked, attendees get banned. BronyCon is about having fun and celebrating an awesome show, and that’s it.
Again, please don’t judge a convention or an entire fandom for a toxic subset.
We actually don’t do plus panels anymore. No one came to them. We do have panels that we expect, for example, swearing to be more likely to happen in (because that’s a thing with how people talk), and we schedule those later in the day (past 10pm) so that there is less of a chance of children attending them.
One of our rules is, if you wouldn’t see it in the show, don’t bring it to the con.
I’ve been working for BronyCon for over three years now. It’s pretty much the formative experience of my adult life. Nearly everyone I work with is a gift and I’ve learned so much from them, and doing the con itself is almost like magic. Adults and children both get really happy over this one thing, and since I generally consider children to just be small adults it’s nice to see them bond. Children don’t need to be, what, protected from the big scary adults?
I was a child when I got involved in the HP fandom alongside a ton of adults and a teen in a WoW raid guild where the leaders became surrogate parents to me despite only being college aged themselves. This whole…is it because the target demographic is not only children but female children? Well guess what, I was a female child too, and having adults participate in the same activities as me did nothing to harm me and and, in fact, really did help me grow.
"No. Adults need to stay away from children. They don’t need to be around children." Mate I don’t even understand the logic here. Why not? What, your paranoid that everyone’s a pedophile? There are going to be kids at any con. It doesn’t matter what it is.
Kids get special treatment at bronycon. They get to to first when asking VAs questions, they sit in the front so that they can see better, they are basically treated like royalty. Don’t hand me that shit. This fandom takes the treatment of the target demo seriously.
Like how dare children talk to adults about a fucking cartoon. Damn those bronies. *rolls eyes.*
Yes this could have to do with the fact that Freya the Norse Goddess of love, beauty and fertility drove a chariot pulled by cats.
I would like to restart that tradition
Oh. I figured it was a practicality thing. Keeping the pests out of your house, but I’m really loving that cat chariot.
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
You have to admit that Angela does sort of have a point. It’s great that they support the LGBT community and Muslims… But by not allowing customer to wish someone a Merry Christmas? And not selling a nativity set-which is a fairly standard Christmas decoration?
I don’t understand how they can claim to support equality and be (seemingly) anti-Christian at the same time??? It just doesn’t work that way. You support equal rights for EVERYONE, or you’re being hypocritical. That means LGBT, Christians, Jews, Muslims, straight people, everyone.
I’m assuming she meant not allowing employees to say Merry Christmas because there’s not a whole lot they can do about customers saying it. Either way, it’s pretty much standard right now for companies to tell their employees not to wish customers a happy any holiday because you don’t want to assume you know someone’s religion. This rule is generally ignored anyway though. As for the nativity set… they do sell those. Maybe not in Angela’s store but Target does sell nativity pieces. Even if they didn’t though, they really don’t have to. They have plenty of other Christmas-specific merchandise too. It isn’t disrespectful to not carry intricately carved wise men in your store. Those things get expensive. It’d probably be better to get them at a craft store anyway.
I find these “extra hour in the ball pit” posts funnier than I should.
Guy at the nipple store saw me taking a picture of their sign. When I went inside he walked up to me, handed me 2 drink koozies that said “Nuthin’ But Nipples” and walked out the door without saying a word.
Has anyone photoshopped Bobby Singer into the Dashcon ball pit yet?
dear caretakers of children: stop telling kids “I don’t care who started it!”. you’re teaching children to ignore unequal power balances. that leads to legitimate belief in things like reverse racism, misandry, heterophobia, etc. you’re teaching children that it’s wrong to retaliate when they are wronged. “who started it” is very, very relevant.
No. I don’t care who started it because kids need to learn how to solve their disputes on their own. By the time it has devolved into a screaming match, they’re both in the wrong and it doesn’t matter who took who’s crayon.
If Lucifer could have possessed Sam without his consent, you know he would have jumped on that in a heartbeat. So stop acting like he was some wonderful gentleman with better morals than the average scum of the earth. He just chose a different kind of manipulation than the other angels. And his happened to be more successful.
so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off
but instead i found this dumbfuck
I’m in a funk. how do I stop feeling inadequate?
Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.
People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings.
This is one of those “I scrolled down hoping for an explanation” things
Dude went to a Magic: The Gathering tournament and saw a whole lot of ass hanging out and decided to have fun with it.
This dude is also banned from said tournament because this photoset got so popular and it was considered insulting to the players…….
A true martyr.
this guy is my fucking idol
his pained face just makes this
this man is my hero
this is my favorite post tho
He looks like the pained son of Samwell Tarly and Jon Snow
Boycotting shopping at Hobby Lobby: Yes
Yelling at Hobby Lobby employees because their corporation is dangerously conservative: No. Do not do this. Do not torture minimum wage employees for this.
Reminder: They have less birth control coverage. HL will pay for all but 4 types of Birth control.
Also they aren’t minimum wage. HL workers make $9/hr part time, and no less than $14/hr full time.