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dontbearuiner:

patrickat:

dontbearuiner:

So I went on a bit of a rant on Twitter earlier.

If you’re no longer making money at cons, either stop going or refocus. It’s not other peoples’ fault that your business model no longer caters to them.

Yeah, sorry, I don’t agree that it’s the vendors’ and artists’ fault that that there’s no longer enough money in fans’ pockets left to be spent among all who wish to at least break even when doing a con. They did not create the “big business” model of running cons that nickel and dimes the fans. They are not the ones who shifted the focus to “VIP” admission, extra fee “special events”, and the spending of $50 to $100 (or more) for each 10-second celebrity encounter for an autograph or photo op. They do not set the prices for booth or table space. I’m not sure what “business model” could be successful when the game has been rigged to suck the fans and the exhibitors dry before many of them even arrive at the door.

I agree with you that the amount of cash in a con-goer’s pocket is greatly diminished by the things you say. I feel like I outlined those in the list.

But I also know vendors who do make money because they’re selling stuff people want to buy with the money they do have left over.

If I vend and lose money after a few shows, I’m going to look at what is selling and refocus so I have more of that type of product for sale.

17 minutes ago
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Being a critical fan means that you love a famous human being, knowing fully well they are flawed and can make mistakes due to their privilege-blindness or outright ignorance (whether knowingly or unknowingly practicing misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, racism, etc.). When they fuck up, it is your duty as a critical fan to make them better, call them out and educate them. Your job is not to create excuses and adamantly defend their mistakes because they are so fierce in your eyes.
- Janet Mock  (via bbomb)

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51 minutes ago
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semicolson:

hitsvilleuk:

The Internet Is Leaking of the day: There are countless t-shirts with the face of human meme Nic Cage on them, but now we have confirmation that the man himself owns one. We also now know he wears it with a cowboy hat, beaded necklaces, frilled chaps, a cane, and sunglasses indoors at a Guns N’ Roses gig. The world is a remarkably strange place.

Nic Cage has transcended his human avatar and we are not worthy of being in his presence

semicolson:

hitsvilleuk:

The Internet Is Leaking of the day: There are countless t-shirts with the face of human meme Nic Cage on them, but now we have confirmation that the man himself owns one. We also now know he wears it with a cowboy hat, beaded necklaces, frilled chaps, a cane, and sunglasses indoors at a Guns N’ Roses gig. The world is a remarkably strange place.

Nic Cage has transcended his human avatar and we are not worthy of being in his presence

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4 hours ago
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boniferhasty:

Nine Days of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Day Three: Favorite Male Character
Ray Holt

The NYPD was not ready for an openly gay detective. But then the old guard died out. Suddenly they couldn’t wait to show off the fact that they had a highly-ranking gay officer. I made Captain. But they put me in Public Affairs unit. I was a good soldier, I helped recruitment, but all I ever really wanted was my own command. And now I’ve finally got it, and I’m not gonna screw it up.

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18 hours ago
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jimmyjamjimjohn:

rubywhiterabbit:

One day we’ll be in a Marvel movie, sitting there as something doesn’t feel right. and as the credits start to roll we’ll know what it is. It will flash up on screen and our hearts will break. “In loving memory of Stan Lee”. There was no cameo in that movie. And there never will be again.

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