Anything Interesting?

Random discussions about random stuff that I find interesting. I am a guitarist, civil engineering student, gamer, foodie,biker. I appreciate and have a interest in anything alternative and different, whether that be music, art or thinking.

I have virtually nothing in common with any one. I guess this is just life. Some people are just different and alone. I never really thought about it but now I do I guess it bothers me, because I wonder if there are any people like me out there. I’d commit suicide but that would be boring and a waste of life

A word about bronies.

saintcheshire:

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.

Ummmm okay, did I miss something? So you’re saying you did nothing, you let this sicko get away with trying to abduct a child, what if he grabbed another child? I would have either fucking confronted the loser in front of everyone or called the cops/security even to escort the guy out. Who cares about the little girl being shy to tell an adult? What if she had been raped and didn’t want to tell anyone? Did her parents.know? She needs to learn to speak up, in her adult life she can’t hide under tables and not ‘cause’ trouble, unless she wants to be a victim her whole life. Sheesh. Next time his victim may not get away. This is very disturbing that that guy is out there.

(Source: princess-nietzsche, via mylife-as-i-knowit)

Really not liking the look of quicksilver, he looks like some old glam metal dude

Really not liking the look of quicksilver, he looks like some old glam metal dude

Please tell me if I should start reading Plath or Bukowski first, I’m thinking Plath, so Bukowski funniness can cheap me up after the harrowing despondency?

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?


Australian cost of living is very high though. Fuel 1.45+ a litre, costs me 12-15 to buy a sandwhich with a drink. Just went out for breakfast, cost $38 dollars for 2 ppl with coffee, muesli, fritter thing. Also virtually no tipping. I still think the u.s gets ripped of though, I saw Wallmart was asking for food donations for stuff. That is wrong and pathetic.

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

Australian cost of living is very high though. Fuel 1.45+ a litre, costs me 12-15 to buy a sandwhich with a drink. Just went out for breakfast, cost $38 dollars for 2 ppl with coffee, muesli, fritter thing. Also virtually no tipping. I still think the u.s gets ripped of though, I saw Wallmart was asking for food donations for stuff. That is wrong and pathetic.

(Source: socialismartnature, via mylife-as-i-knowit)

fergyness:

cjwho:

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai by Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov | via

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world’s towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to gain access to China’s Shanghai Tower earlier this month, ascend the 650-meter-high structure, and take some incredible photos from their unique viewpoints.

As if rooftopping/skywalking and photographing from such great heights wasn’t enough, the two ventured off with the added pressure of sneaking into the construction site to scale the unfinished building while the city was busy celebrating the Chinese New Year. Raskalov says, “Aware of the strict Chinese law, we prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day. At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work. We got to the crane at around midnight. It took us almost two hours to get on the 120th floor by foot. And also, we spend almost 18 hours on top of the building, sleeping and waiting for better weather.”

Watch their heart-pounding adventure in the video, below.

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No. Safety. Gear.

(via mylife-as-i-knowit)

Bad Adjectives To Use At A Wine Tasting

meganamram:

Curdled

Chubby

Shrimp-flavored

Like white wine but red

Boiling

Deep-dish

Circumcised

Like bad wine

Black

Tastes like what I had as a kid in the orphanage

Wife material

Like booze-gravy

Winey

Gay

SCIENCE...FOR HER!

meganamram:

What’s up, everyone! How have you been? Did we ever find the plane?

With that, I am overjoyed to announce that my book SCIENCE…FOR HER! comes out NOVEMBER 4, 2014, published by Scribner.

Science…For Her! is a science textbook written by a lady (me) for other ladies (you, the Spice…

SCIENCE...FOR HER!

meganamram:

What’s up, everyone! How have you been? Did we ever find the plane?

With that, I am overjoyed to announce that my book SCIENCE…FOR HER! comes out NOVEMBER 4, 2014, published by Scribner.

Science…For Her! is a science textbook written by a lady (me) for other ladies (you, the Spice…