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something I was gonna comment on that Fyre Festival post but it kind of became its own huge rant:

I’ve seen LOOOOOOOOOTS of folks joking/comparing this shitshow to Dashcon but like… when Dashcon went to shit you just had a bunch of young folks (largely LGBT+ Midwestern nerd kids) trying to help each other out.

A big part of the rallying for donations to “keep the con going”, that you don’t hear about often because it isn’t so easy to make jokes about, is that word at the time was that artists affiliated with the con were going to get booted out of their hotel rooms onto the street if the con was cancelled. (I don’t know if this was actually true. As with many things about that con, I’ve heard conflicting reports. But it was widely believed enough to drive many of the donations.)

After that? We went back to our disrupted panels and had fun as well as we could. ( @markdoesstuff comes to mind, his panels were a definite high point to that weekend.) Except for the artists there who made a portion of their living off cons, not a lot of folks there who could afford to go to things like this often. It would be a waste to chalk the whole thing up to a loss. Those of us who couldn’t stand the atmosphere of the place that wronged us anymore largely went off and hung out with our newfound friends elsewhere. Dashcon is infamous as a failure, and rightly so, but it really sticks with me how the oft-maligned “teenage girl” con crowd still managed to salvage the parts that weren’t directly ruined by poor management.

Not to make it sound like we were complacent with what happened. Of course, we were angry. Of course, many complaints were made to the management of the con for what happened… but I didn’t see a single person rioting or otherwise taking it out on innocent fellow congoers or panelists.

In that light, the comparison becomes way more damning for the entitled rich folks setting their tents on fire.

The people now calling for nonviolence are not prepared to answer these questions. Many of them are charged with enforcing the very policies that led to Gray’s death, and yet they can offer no rational justification for Gray’s death and so they appeal for calm. But there was no official appeal for calm when Gray was being arrested. There was no appeal for calm when Jerriel Lyles was assaulted. (“The blow was so heavy. My eyes swelled up. Blood was dripping down my nose and out my eye.”) There was no claim for nonviolence on behalf of Venus Green. (“Bitch, you ain’t no better than any of the other old black bitches I have locked up.”) There was no plea for peace on behalf of Starr Brown. (“They slammed me down on my face,” Brown added, her voice cracking. “The skin was gone on my face.“)

When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is "correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.
Thursday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 10 2015 Is The Day Naruto Fans Can Voice Their Opinions To M.Kishimoto.


♡SasuSaku Shippers ♡ :

If Karin Is The Biological Mother Of Sarada:

If Sakura Is The Biological Mother Of Sarada:


♡ SasuKarin Shippers ♡ :

If Sakura Is The Biological Mother Of Sarada:  

If Karin Is The Biological Mother Of Sarada:  

 

Naruto Fandom Who Didn’t Get Their O.t.p/Ending:

 

Supporters Of Naruto Ending & Gaiden :

Or (Partying In Front Of The Anti)


Kishimoto : (Watching Fans Reactions)


♡ Friends & I ♡: (Watching The Naruto Fandom Riot At The NYC Comic Con)

When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is “correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.
—  Nonviolence as Compliance,Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, Apr 27, 2015
“When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is "correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the rioters themselves.“
—  TA-NEHISI COATES
APR 27, 2015

Now, tonight, I turn on the news and I see politicians calling for young people in Baltimore to remain peaceful and “nonviolent.” These well-intended pleas strike me as the right answer to the wrong question. To understand the question, it’s worth remembering what, specifically, happened to Freddie Gray. An officer made eye contact with Gray. Gray, for unknown reasons, ran. The officer and his colleagues then detained Gray. They found him in possession of a switchblade. They arrested him while he yelled in pain. And then, within an hour, his spine was mostly severed. A week later, he was dead. What specifically was the crime here? What particular threat did Freddie Gray pose? Why is mere eye contact and then running worthy of detention at the hands of the state? Why is Freddie Gray dead?

The people now calling for nonviolence are not prepared to answer these questions. Many of them are charged with enforcing the very policies that led to Gray’s death, and yet they can offer no rational justification for Gray’s death and so they appeal for calm. But there was no official appeal for calm when Gray was being arrested. There was no appeal for calm when Jerriel Lyles was assaulted. (“The blow was so heavy. My eyes swelled up. Blood was dripping down my nose and out my eye.”) There was no claim for nonviolence on behalf of Venus Green. (“Bitch, you ain’t no better than any of the other old black bitches I have locked up.”) There was no plea for peace on behalf of Starr Brown. (“They slammed me down on my face,” Brown added, her voice cracking. “The skin was gone on my face.“)

When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is "correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight.

Now, tonight, I turn on the news and I see politicians calling for young people in Baltimore to remain peaceful and “nonviolent.” These well-intended pleas strike me as the right answer to the wrong question. To understand the question, it’s worth remembering what, specifically, happened to Freddie Gray. An officer made eye contact with Gray. Gray, for unknown reasons, ran. The officer and his colleagues then detained Gray. They found him in possession of a switchblade. They arrested him while he yelled in pain. And then, within an hour, his spine was mostly severed. A week later, he was dead. What specifically was the crime here? What particular threat did Freddie Gray pose? Why is mere eye contact and then running worthy of detention at the hands of the state? Why is Freddie Gray dead?

The people now calling for nonviolence are not prepared to answer these questions. Many of them are charged with enforcing the very policies that led to Gray’s death, and yet they can offer no rational justification for Gray’s death and so they appeal for calm. But there was no official appeal for calm when Gray was being arrested. There was no appeal for calm when Jerriel Lyles was assaulted. (“The blow was so heavy. My eyes swelled up. Blood was dripping down my nose and out my eye.”) There was no claim for nonviolence on behalf of Venus Green. (“Bitch, you ain’t no better than any of the other old black bitches I have locked up.”) There was no plea for peace on behalf of Starr Brown. (“They slammed me down on my face,” Brown added, her voice cracking. “The skin was gone on my face.“)

When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is "correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is “correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the rioters themselves.

The photo of my dreams!!!!!

Sebastian Stan with datura-riot as Lady Winter Soldier and wotchertonks7 as Lady Captain America.

Otherwise known as “Three Buckys and a Steve.”

My bestie and Drift Compatible co-pilot, Datura-Riot, made us these genius costumes so we could get our picture with Sebastian Stan at Philadelphia Comic Con 2014!

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Bucky Bear was made by The Stitchy Button
The dresses and props are made by my bestie The Potions Mistress

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Entire appearance of Alex Kingston at John Barrowman’s panel at Emerald City Comic Con [ECCC] (Seattle - March 29, 2015)

“When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is "correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.“
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Non-Violence as Compliance”

I was about to walk out the door and leave them for the afternoon, but I turned around and saw Priya watching me like this.