yamabikarya:

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Just got this ask.

"Hello hello! I am and have been a resident of Enterprise, Alabama, and two of my best friends are serious members of the Fanaticon staff (one is the head of the anime divison and the other is head of the arts division). My question is, is there going to be any meetup of any kind at Fanaticon this year? If this has already been answered, I apologize, for I have just recently discovered this blog. Thank you!"

If you are planning on attending Fanaticon, please comment with whether you would like to attend, or can host, a Homestuck meet or event. This happens the same weekend as Hama Minicon, but it is in South AL.

Reminder for the Birmingham meetup

WE ARE NOT GOING TO THE ZOO!

Due to dangerous weather, the Birmingham zoo meet is now at the Galleria at noon. (Some of those people smell like zoo animals anyway, close your eyes, you won’t know the difference.)

We’ll be meeting near the carousel in the food court. If you can’t find us, do one of the following.
1.) Travel the circumference of the carousel while slapping your butt like a horse and singing the Love Hime opening theme.

2.) Scream the safe word we all discussed. You remember, you were there. All 400+ of you have been given the safe word. Somebody will hear you. It might not be us however…

3.) Probably the best bet, text me, Ethi, at 205-671-8033. This is my texting app number and I only have 8 minutes of talk and it inhales my data, please don’t call. I won’t answer. Texts are very welcome.

I think that’s it.

unexpectedguppie said: Where exactly in the Galleria would we be meeting?

Food court by the carousel!
Just sniff the air, we’ll have a light nerdy smell mixed with weeb trash.
(I’m the weeb trash.)

Anonymous said: Wait so does this mean that the meet for this weekend is for sure canceled or is there an option of going through with it anyways and sticking to the indoor exhibits for the most part and hoping for good weather

It’s being moved to the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover instead because of the weather.

Birmingham zoo meet turned mall meet

The title says enough, we’re taking this show to the Riverchase Galleria. Same time, same day, just moving this to the mall.

Meet in the food court near that big spinny thing I can’t spell right now. You know the thing. With the frog with the goose coming out of its butt.

marquise8ossyfangs:

hellanerd:

hellanerd:

hellanerd:

hellanerd:

MY ENTIRE DASH IS NICOLAS CAGE WHAT DID I DO

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MY SISTER CAN GO TO HELL

This seems like the opposite of an issue. 

(Source: hellanerd, via rebby)

Attention Birmingham Zoo Meetup Attendees

So, it’s not going to be bright and sunshiny like I anticipated for the zoo meet.
So we have a couple options!
1.) We find somewhere else to hold the meet at the same time and same day.
2.) This meet can be postponed to one weekend in early October and go back to the zoo.
If we do option 2, rules will change from what they normally are.
This will constitute as a Halloween meet and the other people who will be there are ENCOURAGED to wear Halloween costumes.
This means that full horns and grey cosplay is permitted!
Send me some feedback on either the facebook page or on here!

kyleehenke:

THIS IS MAMA HOMESTUCK REMINDING ALL U CON-GOING KIDDOS TO:

-clean up after yourselves

-seal your body paint

-watch your volume

-be respectful of others and their personal space

-ask before you touch someone or their cosplay

-SEAL YOUR BODY PAINT

-make a good example of the fandom you’re representing

-have fun and be in character, but not to the point where you’re harassing other people or making them uncomfortable

-SEAL YOUR GOD DAMN BODY PAINT OR MAY HUSSIE HAVE MERCY

-eat ur veggies and brush twice a day

thank u

(via kitten-burrito)

thepageofhopes:

oculonimbus:

hagumis:

CONGRATULATIONS, HOMESTUCK FANDOM AT SACANIME SUMMER 2014! YOU GUYS WERE TRULY AMAZING AND HAD SUCH A GOOD REPUTATION!!!

No seriously though. I’m referring to the majority of the cosplayers there that blocked the ballroom, screamed during the meetups, smeared gray everywhere, and didn’t clean up after their mess. You guys made the rest of us look horrible, even when respectfully asked to discontinue your game of spin the bottle, you guys could not stop. Fantastic! So here’s how the non-homestucks on the Sacanime page have seen it. 

Now you could argue that “oh don’t pick on the Homestuck fandom, we’re nice :(((” No. You were the only ones that caused trouble during the con and the staff had given up on even trying to stop since you wouldn’t listen.

Prayers out there for the good Homestucks that were so badly represented though, I respect you guys, thanks for cleaning up the mess that the big part of the fandom left for us to pick up. Bless you all. 

Here’s a prime example of the problem with the Homestuck fandom as it currently is. I speak here as someone who is entrenched so deeply in Homestuck I doubt I’ll ever be able to not call myself a fan, so trust me, I understand that there are people who don’t go around making fools of themselves in the fandom. The issue with the Homestuck fandom as a whole is that there is such a large part of the fanbase that is composed of kids who range from thirteen years old to sixteen. I have nothing against kids of that age group—hell, I was one three years ago—but a lot of them still have a very long way to go when it comes to maturity.

The thing is, most of the characters in Homestuck are assholes in one way or another. At the very least, most of them behave like assholes at one time or another. As a Homestuck, I can say that in the comic itself they are mostly very loveable assholes who tend to redeem themselves at least enough so you can shrug and not be all that bothered by their behaviors. But to someone who is younger and has yet to mature enough to understand that the following train of thought is utter dreck, i.e., people who are thirteen to sixteen years old, if you’re cosplaying someone who kind of acts like an asshole, it must be totally okay to run around acting like a total asshole because of course you’re just acting in character. And sure, wanting to be in character isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But it’s all about how far you take it.

To the younger Homestucks who somehow miraculously manage to see this post, because I won’t even begin to pretend I have all that many followers to distribute this to any kind of larger audience, it’s incredibly important that you not take the canon behaviors of characters you’re cosplaying as an excuse to act in a way that is rude, offensive, or otherwise asinine, especially at cons. Be considerate of your fellow con-goers, clean up after yourselves, and if you accidentally smear body paint on someone, apologize profusely. (Better yet, seal your body paint properly. Youtube is one hell of a site.)

Again. Repeat after me. Cosplaying as an asshole is NOT an excuse to act like one. If you can remember that, you’ll have a much more positive experience in your Homestuck cosplay anywhere you go, whether it’s at a con or not. And so will everyone else.

Giving this a Homestuck fandom boost

Posting this because I think it’s important for us to read and understand. When even a few folks start misbehaving, it does make the whole group look bad. If you witness something like this happening, speak up. If speaking up doesn’t work, then remove yourself from the group. Do not associate with it. It looks worse the more folks that are standing around participating, and you can converge elsewhere to establish a smaller group and set some ground rules to keep everything clean, safe, and a positive experience for all.

(via casuallyakward)