not a fan of the majority of the nominees

Here I am, innocently rewatching Phil’s speech from the BONCAs for the umpteenth time. I’m listening to the iconic “follow your dreams″ and “majority of 2016″ when all of a sudden, for the first time, I’m taken aback when Phil says “Dan Howell.” I know he says it - I was obviously expecting it - so this time around, why am I so wrapped up in the way Phil says Dan’s name? 

Maybe it’s because he doesn’t say it enough that it’s odd to hear out loud. (Which, to be honest, is probably the reason.)

Or maybe it’s because he’s not referring to danisnotonfire, web celebrity and fellow nominee, but to Dan Howell, the person behind the persona. He says “Dan Howell” - not just Dan, but the full name: Dan Howell. It’s so oddly formal, like he’s introducing him to this audience of their fans and friends and fellow creators who of course know danisnotonfire and maybe know Dan Howell. But not really, because they don’t know Dan Howell

Dan Howell, his flatmate. Dan Howell, the person with whom he’s spent the majority of 2016. Dan Howell, his partner in life.

Dan Howell, his best friend.

I know I’m over-analyzing. It’s just two words. Still, I get the same feelings all over again when not even a minute later, Dan introduces everyone to his best friend, Phil Lester.

Romantic Rivals ~ Sehun Scenario

Romantic Rivals ~ Sehun Scenario

Word Count: 1030

Type: Confession

Brief: Your group and EXO have are well known rivals in the industry but there’s a secret that both you and Sehun have been hiding from the public.

*Y/G/N = Your Group Name. **Y/S/N = Yours and Sehun’s Ship Name.

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Oni Press at SDCC! Full details on our signings, panels, exclusives and more at San Diego Comic-Con International 2015.

Comic Con International San Diego 2015 will be a major event for fans of Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, and Kaijumax. Invader Zim #1 releases July 8th and Bryan Konietzko (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and staff member on original Invader Zim show) has produced a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover for the first issue. Rick and Morty fans will be able to get an exclusive SDCC cover of issue #1 by Russ Manning award nominee Gabo (The Life After). Critically acclaimed, fan favorite giant monster prison drama Kaijumax #1’s SDCC variant cover will feature a scene of San Diego kaiju destruction by series creator Zander Cannon. These artists will all be available for signings of their variants at the Oni Press booth (#1833).

Oni Press is pleased to host a number of renowned creators on fan-favorite panels this year at SDCC. Editing Comics with Oni Press, on Thursday 7/9 at 12 pm in Room 9 and moderated by Janelle Asselin (Editor of Fresh Romance), will be full of insight on the recent open submissions process, pitching your comic, and the importance of fostering diversity in creating comics accessible to everyone, as well as feature the announcement of new Oni Press titles. The Return of Invader Zim, on Saturday 7/11 at 2 pm in Room 29AB, is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plot world domination with Jhonen Vasquez and the legendary creative team on the upcoming Invader Zim comic series, with Q&A questions received via Twitter starting July 1st. Oni Press: Monster Art Battle, on Sunday 7/12 at 11 am in Room 32AB, features three artists, Corin Howell (Bat-Mite, Transformers: Windblade) Gabo (The Life After) and Joey Weiser (Mermin), going head to head on the drawing boards for this all-ages beloved panel with free comics for every attendee.

Signings at the Oni Press booth include star creators such as Invader Zim’s Jhonen Vasquez, Rick and Morty’s Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, and legendary creator Bryan Konietzko. Tickets for these high-demand appearances will be available at the Oni Press booth prior to the signings and ticket numbers selected for the limited signing spots will be announced at the Oni Press booth and on Oni Press’ Twitter 1 hour before signing. Meanwhile, Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad signing attendees will receive an exclusive Odd Schnozz debut signing poster, limited to 50 units, as well as the chance to get a punk rock portrait sketch from series artist Dennis Culver. Kids are welcome to join Tribe 65 at Junior Braves of the Apocalypse signings for Junior Braves badge pins, scouting lore, learning to read tracks and other campfire activities with the writers of Junior Braves. Fans of all-ages can color with Eisner-nominated Mermin creator Joey Weiser at his Saturday and Sunday signings.

Thursday 7/9

11 am - Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)

12 pm - Editing Comics with Oni Press (Panel) 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 9

2 pm - Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)

3 pm - Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)

4 pm - Chuck BB (Black Metal)

5 pm - Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Gabo (Rick and Morty)

Friday 7/10

10 am - Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Hellbreak, Blood Feud)

11 am - Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)

1 pm - Paul Tobin (I Was The Cat)

2 pm - Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)

3 pm - Charles Soule (Letter 44)

4 pm - Jhonen Vasquez, Bryan Konietzko (Invader Zim)

5 pm - Zander Cannon, Jason Fischer (Kaijumax)

Saturday 7/11

10:30 am - Joey Weiser (Mermin)

11:30 am - Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)

12:30 pm - Gabo, Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Life After)

2 pm - The Return of Invader Zim (Panel) 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Room: 29AB

3:30 pm - Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)

4:30 pm - Zander Cannon, Jason Fischer (Kaijumax)

5:30 pm - Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)

Sunday 7/12

10 am - Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)

11 am - Oni Press: Monster Art Battle (Panel) 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB

12:30 pm - Joey Weiser (Mermin)

2 pm - Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)

3 pm - Zander Cannon (Kaijumax)

Finally, Invader Zim fans will have a chance to win Invader Zim #1 whether they’re at Comic-Con or not! Visit the Oni Press booth at any time during the convention in Invader Zim cosplay and receive Invader Zim #1. Starting July 1st, Oni Press will accept questions for The Return of Invader Zim panel via Twitter, in replies to a specific Twitter post appearing the morning of July 1st on the Oni Press account. Replies which are chosen for the panel will receive Invader Zim #1.

Oni Press can be found at San Diego Comic-Con booth #1833, across the aisle from Sideshow Collectibles.

i’m not hillary’s number one fan but holy shit it’s so fucked up that as the first major polictal party woman nominee she is being forced to address donald fucking trump as her equal. no man in the past could have believed they would be expected to stand on that stage and engage with this overcooked deep fried potato man seriously. like of course of course of course this is what she gets. sexists are going to tie this in their heads so quickly: “yeah hillary is the first major political party female nominee and look at what a circus of a campaign it’s been!” she already has to overcompensate where men don’t have to because she’s a woman but now she has to do it in the face of donal trump and do it with grace and professionalism and i’m gonna throw up

And today on Vivien is angry…

Nancy Drew passed on by CBS for being “too female”. Yes, you read that right. Too female. With Sarah Shahi casted as Nancy Drew, this was a chance for CBS to have a show with a woman of color as its lead. But, of course, it was too female for CBS. You want to know something, CBS? The world is too goddamn male for my liking. How many leading males are there on TV? A fucking hell of a lot! I’m glad that CBS feels that it has reached its potential with female leads with Supergirl. Congratulations! One show with a female lead. FEMINISM! Now, y’all can go fuck yourselves. Because for me, a show being “too female” gets me to watch a show. So I hope that once Elementary is off the air that your network crashes and burns and rots in hell. Thanks.

Also an edit: I did not know that Supergirl moved to The CW. Well, after POI’s season is over… there will be almost no shows with females that are leads (that I know about) on CBS. Good job, guys! Can’t have too many females let alone women of color on TV, that’d just ruin EVERYTHING! At this point, Joan Watson and even Happy Quinn will have to carry this network on its back.

However, what Nancy Drew would’ve brought to the table was AN ACTUAL FEMALE LEAD. With Joan Watson, the focus will always be on Sherlock because well let’s face it the writers don’t care about Joan Watson. For Happy Quinn, she’s part of a group and isn’t the main focus. (Not saying she isn’t important, but she’ll never be explored as much as say Walter. But I may be wrong since I haven’t caught up yet.) Even with Person of Interest, the focus has been mostly on its white male characters.

Nancy Drew would’ve been played by an IRANIAN ACTRESS and would’ve been the TITLE CHARACTER. But no… right… that’s way too female. We can’t do that! We must only please the males.

Anyways.

White people in general, once again, have given me a reason to be angry. I talk about Allegiance a lot. Less so now since the show has closed, but the show will always be in my heart. However, after the show was passed by the Tony Awards as ~not worthy~ for even one award, it’s time for people to realize… Diversity doesn’t stop at black and white. Only 3% of nominees were Asian even though Allegiance existed.******* If you really think nobody in Allegiance deserved a nomination, you truly are missing something since Lea Salonga actually exists and is better than all of your (white) faves. 

That’s not really why I’m extremely angry. I’m angry because “fans” of Broadway are angry that people enjoy this musical. There are been COUNTLESS posts about how Allegiance sucked since reviews said so, about how Allegiance didn’t matter, about how Allegiance’s songs and book were shitty, about how Allegiance didn’t deserve to be nominated. What’s even worse is that a good majority of these people probably have not even seen the show, since they’re basing their thoughts off of reviews made by ONCE AGAIN probably white people who don’t understand what this show is actually about. Because newsflash, Allegiance isn’t about the actual internment camps and being historically accurate. This show is about how Japanese-Americans were impacted from their isolation. This show is about finding hope in the form of love and family in a time of despair. This show is about discovering who you are as a Japanese-American. Do you defend yourself from the draft because of your Japanese heritage or do you help fight for you country because you’re an American? The show is about showing the other side of the internment camps. The side in which most Americans don’t know anything about since all Americans cared about was the fact that they won the war. All the Japanese-Americans received was a “sorry about that”. 

I don’t expect those white people reviewing this show to relate to Allegiance since they were and never will be in that kind of situation. But what they can and should do is realize that this show is important especially in today’s society. In this America that we live in, racism still prevalent. For example, with the kind of islamophobia being expressed in a certain presidential candidate’s ideals, the show reminds us that history has the ability to repeat itself, and we as Americans have to learn from our past mistakes to make sure we don’t do it again. (And this is the reason why George Takei wanted Trump to see this show.) 

So, the show is important. It’s important to me because the arts has always been looked down upon culturally for making a living. It’s important to me because there has never been a Broadway show written by and for Asians. It’s important to me because I can relate to the struggle of identity that these characters felt. It’s important to me because Asians never get a chance to tell their stories.

And every time one of y’all non-Asian “fans of theatre” try to tell me that this show didn’t get to be recognized by ANY award show gets me furious because I’m sick and TIRED of people telling us that. So shut up. You don’t have to like this show, but you have to recognize its important in musical theatre history. Because like it or not, this isn’t about you.

A thought: If you are head over heels in love with Hamilton and claim to care about representation but are expressing these kinds of statements about Allegiance, you are fake. You don’t care. You don’t care about people of color. Even if you ~love Pippa Soo, you don’t care. So just kindly fuck yourself. Thanks. 

*******Also only 3% were Latinx, but I can’t talk about this situation well enough since I am not Latinx and since I haven’t watched On Your Feet. But still, it feels as if Tony voters told themselves that nominating Hamilton and LMM was enough representation for Latinx people.

I had this realization last night as we hit 2 million views that this video is becoming a bigger movement, a bigger message than I could have ever dreamed of. Your passion and personal connection to this story warms my heart and I am constantly humbled and shocked by the kindness and love you are showing for my music and our video.  As I thought about what could be the next step into building the movement, I thought, how freaking awesome would it be if we made it to the VMAS in August?? If all of the sudden this indie chick popped up in the nominees with major label artists? To show the music industry you can do anything if you just have an honest message and the best fans in the world. It’s an extreme long shot, but if your down, I’m down :).

Tweet, tumblr, insta @mtv #VMAs2015 and nominate Girls like Girls for the VMAS. #girlslikegirlsforVMAs

FS1 Offers Extensive Coverage of Soccer Legend Abby Wambach's Final Professional Match

Special One-Hour Pregame Show Precedes Icon’s Dec. 16 Finale

FOX Sports pulls out all the stops for the final farewell in the legendary 15-year career of U.S. Women’s National Team superstar Abby Wambach, as the team she led to two Olympic Gold medals and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup title faces China at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Wednesday, Dec. 16 on FS1. A special one-hour pregame show at 7:30 PM ET precedes the international friendly, which kicks off at 8:30 PM ET. The U.S.-China game is a rematch of the 2015 Women’s World Cup quarterfinal in June, which the Americans won, 1-0, on a Carli Lloyd goal.

The world’s all-time leading goal-scorer – male or female – with 184 in 252 international matches, Wambach takes the field as a professional for the last time, as the USWNT wraps up its Women’s World Cup victory tour. Play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera, analyst Cat Whitehill and reporter Jenny Taft call the momentous occasion, all of whom have covered over a dozen U.S. women’s matches this year for FOX Sports, including the squad’s incredible run to the World Cup final, the most-watched soccer match in American history. Retired USWNT defender Heather Mitts, longtime teammate of Wambach at both the University of Florida and the national team, also contributes to pregame and game commentary on-site in New Orleans, with both Wambach and head coach Jill Ellis scheduled to join the FOX Sports’ set on the field.

Rob Stone hosts pregame coverage from Los Angeles on FS1 with comprehensive analysis and commentary from a formidable panel of analysts featuring more former Wambach teammates and international foes who have known her both on and off the field. Stone is joined by retired USWNT midfielder Leslie Osborne, England’s record goal-scorer Kelly Smith and former Canadian Women’s National Team goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, who retired following the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Stone, Osborne, Smith and Mitts were all major contributors to FOX Sports’ critically-acclaimed tournament coverage in Canada this past summer, and LeBlanc was a guest.

FS1’s pregame coverage is highlighted by an inspiring feature on Wambach’s contributions to soccer, her impact on women, men, girls and boys, and includes #ThanksAbby tribute video clips compiled from fans across all 50 states. The feature is also set to reveal Wambach’s reaction to seeing it for the first time. In addition, during the pregame show, FOX Sports announces the winner of the 2015 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year with nominees Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn and Lauren Holiday in the running.  

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George Strait wins Entertainer of the Year. #KingandQueen

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards took place Sunday night, April 6, 2014. With the biggest award of the night being presented to George Strait! We aren’t surprised he won, we expected it. Despite part of the award being “fan voted,” the majority of the votes are industry voted. 

With Strait announcing his retirement he has won awards the last year, awards he probably wouldn’t otherwise be nominated for, but since it’s his last time around the block, why not go out with a bang?

We aren’t mad. We are happy to help a Country Legend live down one more glorious moment. We can take one for the team to show others that if you’re in this business, that Country Music will support you until the bitter end!

Taylor Swift couldn’t be more proud of her fellow nominee and was so excited he won! Just take a look at all the photos of them throughout the night here.

Photos By: Christopher Polk/ACMA2014

anonymous asked:

I hope they'll win something tho

They probably won’t solely because all the other bands that HAVE won ALWAYS win the same awards every year solely because their fanbases are 10 times the size of MIW’s. MIW deserves so much more recognition than they get honestly because they have worked so hard for so long, but here they are not standing a chance against bands like PTV, SWS, ATL, etc. because of the size of their fanbase, and a lot of other people are probably voting just by the name of the (bigger) bands, and not on the actual music content of the other nominees. Idk I just think that the APMAs are driven mostly by popularity, like a majority of award shows that let fans vote, and if you’re a band or artist that doesn’t already have 500,000+ fans, or didn’t blow up over night, you’re probably not going to win anything, no matter how hard you’ve worked to be where you are in the music industry.

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VMAs add fan-voted Song of the Summer contest with 12 nominees

Fans can vote for their pick via Instagram and Twitter, using hashtags associated with each song (i.e. #WorthItVMA).

• Fifth Harmony — “Worth It”

Hashtag: #WorthItVMA

• Major Lazer feat. MØ — “Lean On”

Hashtag: #LeanOnVMA

• Omi — “Cheerleader”

Hashtag: #CheerleaderVMA

• Taylor Swift — “Bad Blood”

Hashtag: #BadBloodVMA

• David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj — “Hey Mama”

Hashtag: #HeyMamaVMA

• Fetty Wap — “My Way”

Hashtag: #MyWayVMA

• Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber — “Where Are U Now”

Hashtag: #WhereAreUNowVMA

• 5 Seconds of Summer — “She’s Kinda Hot”

Hashtag: #ShesKindaHotVMA

• Silento — “Watch Me”

Hashtag: #WatchMeVMA

• Demi Lovato — “Cool For the Summer”

Hashtag: #CoolForTheSummerVMA

• The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face”

Hashtag: #CantFeelMyFaceVMA

• Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky — “Good For You”

Hashtag: #GoodForYouVMA

The winner of this category, presented by Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, will be announced during the live VMAs pre-show on Aug. 30.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the national correspondent for The Atlantic and National Book Award nominee, will write Black Panther, one of Marvel’s premier superheroes next Spring. 

For the last few years, diversity, and the lack of it, in comic books has been a major discussion. Coates’s thoughtfulness and the way he writes about race and its relationship to politics, economics, and issues like mass incarceration is respected and virtually unmatched in this country. Coates is a major comic book fan, and described writing for Marvel as a “childhood dream.” The reality of Coates writing a black superhero is a gigantic step in an industry where female and non-white creators are still a minority fighting for their voices to be heard.

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