So someone said to me that you can never meet a good person off the Internet. I want to prove them wrong. Reblog if you've met someone from the Internet and they've turned out to be one of the best people to ever exist.
Hey guys, last night was SherlockeDCC! It was totally rad. I worked the door for part of the night, then mingled for a while, then went back outside. Sadly, I missed Osric. Since I don’t watch Supernatural, I’m not that broken up about it. Benedict didn’t come…which was good for his health, I think. The venue, the San Diego Central Library’s top floor, was amazing, and the view was breathtaking. Great food, really good catering, nice bar, live music, great things to do! There was a photo booth with costumes, a chance to put on a wedding veil and shoot Sherlock for a mustache lolly, the group from Go Pop TV, a manicure station where talented artists gave you Sherlocky nails, these great ladies with nerdy nail wraps (I bought the Doctor Who ones for my sister), Cara, Jackie, and Daunt were there (I bought tons of Cara’s stuff). The raffle had great prizes, and I won Cara’s original drawings for the first Sherlock tea labels! I got rad swag in my goodie bag, and it was a great night.
That said, never try to commute to Comic Con from Escondido. I left the house at 2:50 and didn’t get to the venue until about 5. Next year, I plan to go to SDCC and will def be getting a hotel downtown. It was mega humid yesterday for some ungodly reason, so I was really sweaty, but that was the only downside of the event (besides the travel time).
Sadly, I didn’t get any pics! I was busy. But it was a fun time! I saw Eve again, and got to meet Alice X. Zhang! I had to call up to the Babes to get her in, and she saw my phone case, which is one of her paintings. She was super nice, and I was very jealous of her pink hair, mine was pink when I wasn’t working in a school. Saw some amazing costumes! There was apparently a party with Xmen and roaring 20’s costumes, and it was FANTASTIC! And someone was the Traveling Lemon, she was adorable. Most of the Babes were wearing matching dresses of the wallpaper pattern. They also had a merch booth, and I got some buttons! There was an adorbs coin bag I wanted, but they sold out.
Okay, that’s all I have to report. It was awesome, if you’re going to SDCC next year, or just live in the area and love Sherlock, check it out next year!
What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
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.
AND if you have red hair or the recessive gene for red hair, then you’re definitely of partly neanderthal descent, since anthropologists are starting to think that because the small populations and recessive qualities it originated from the neanderthal genome as many of their DNA results show they were ginger