stuff i make when my internet is down

anonymous asked:

Can we also talk about how Bakugou went from "weird haired guy" to "Kirishima. Change of plans". Oh man I didn't realize how much I missed the anime *cries*

BOI CAN’T WE I just spent the whole morning crying over seeing the moment Bakugou recognizes Kirishima as an equal animated nbd at all r i p me - I think this might be the first time Bakugou calls anyone by their name, actually, and I just!!! that’s because Bakugou heard Kirishima’s words and recognized him as a good partner and a worthy hero and someone whom he could respect and I’m gonna be grateful for chapter 133 for the insight on this for the rest of my always I !!!!!! have feelings g a h

Anon said: ok ok ok ok but but listen what about BAKGOU AND OCHAKO they are the most popular couple and the most cutest , i think you should try to draw them once i would love love to see this !!! of course just if you want hehe thanx

Ahhh sorry anon but I really don’t ship that - I mean, it’s true that I ship Bakugou with a bunch of people aside from my main two, but if they’re part of Deku’s group you can fairly assume they’re not between my Bakugou ships? And I only romantically ship Uraraka with Deku, Tsuyu and Iida anyway so! You’re probably not gonna see any romantic baku/ocha from me, sorry o<-<

Anon said: Since we know what Bakugou’s parents are like, what do you think Kirishima’s parents are like?

I have a similar ask somewhere asking about Kaminari’s parents as well, so I guess I’ll answer both here?? As a general rule I don’t really like making headcanons over stuff I’m sure the manga will give me in the future, so I can’t say I’ve thought about this too much - there are a few things I work under the assumption of while drawing, like for example I’m taking for granted they both have at least functional families, considering Aizawa personally visited their homes to ask their guardians about allowing them back to school, and if anything had been weird he would have noticed

I like to think Kaminari got his quirk straight from one of his two parents with no mixing happening, and got the Kaminari surname from them as well, but that’s all I ever allowed myself to settle on as far as Kami’s family goes, everything else changes based on what I need for the current scenario I’m thinking about… I do often end back on him being an only child, though - in the same way depending on how angst or lighthearted I want it to be my ideas for Kirishima’s family change a lot, but generally I think I mostly fall back on the idea of him having a big family? In a scenario like that his parents are kind and love him a lot, but having many children and needing to split their attention on all of them might cause them to overlook him a little (it would explain his obsession with being flashy, for me) then again, who knows? I don’t know how canon you can consider the infos SMASH gives, but in one of the strips Kiri mentions working part-time, and the fact that he doesn’t seem to have problems with money kinda makes me believe he might be independent from his family like that (unless he’s a rich kid, also very entertaining as a possiblity)

I’ve seen a lot of headcanons floating around about both of these guys’ families and possibly being related to villains, that would be cool too, though I’m not sure how much I believe it

I’m sorry this ended up being little to no useful at all lol as I said, I just shift between scenarios a lot - imagine settling on one and growing attached and then having to let it go once Hori proves it wrong, that’d be terrible for me

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anonymous asked:

*curtsies* Hey duke! what is your writing routine like???

*Curtsies* I swear I’ve explained this somewhere but I couldn’t find it so: 

It kind of depends on the project, because how much outlining and research I have to do will vary depending on the story, but the day-to-day work looks pretty much the same. Whatever draft I’m working on, I use Pacemaker to figure out how much work I need to do each day in order to finish by the target date I set for myself. How long I spend on a draft depends on how far along in the process I am and what kind of revisions I’m doing. To offer random examples, my first draft of my current WIP took six months to write. My debut novel only took 90 days, because there wasn’t nearly as much research involved and it wasn’t nearly as long. I finished up the fourth draft of my WIP yesterday and that’s taken about 45 days. So, there’s a lot of variation. 

Anyway, when I’m writing I like to make sure I’m not going to be distracted by other stuff, so I check my email and get important errands taken care of in the morning/early afternoon. Once I’ve got that stuff out of the way, I usually grab something to drink–for some reason the repetitive action of picking up a glass or a mug and taking a sip and setting it back down helps keep me focused–and get to work. Usually I’ll turn on Strict Workflow to avoid getting sidetracked by the internet, and I work in 25-minute chunks until I’ve done the work I need to do for the day. If I’m working on a first draft I’ll usually put my big studio cans on and queue up whatever atmosphere I created for the project on Ambient Mixer. But if I’m in the revising stages I usually throw something thematically appropriate on the turntable and the let the music fill the room. Sometimes a day’s work takes two hours, sometimes it takes seven and I’m still struggling through it at three in the morning. It really just depends. But that’s basically how it goes. 

randomcat1832  asked:

Hey, Internet crew. It doesn't matter to me if you respond to this, but I just really wanted to let you all know, again, just how much Undertale the Musical means to me. It's truly brought meaning to my life, it gave a real sense of purpose, even when stuff was looking down for me. I've been struggling a lot with my self-esteem this past year, but watching your musical brought excitement to my life... vicariously... And I think I'm a lot happier now, so... thank you. Thank you for creating this.

Glad we could make a difference : )

The Worst Joke Ever


Here’s the song

*Dan Howell-centric


March 31

Dan stared at his camera, feeling as empty as the lens staring at him. The camera had already been rolling for a good five minutes without him saying anything; there would be a lot of editing needed for this video.

‘But maybe I shouldn’t edit it,’ Dan thought. ‘Maybe this needs to be as real as possible.’

‘Or maybe,’ another voice in his head said. ‘You shouldn’t do this at all.’

‘No,’ the first voice said. ‘It has to be done.’

Dan took a deep breath. “Hello, Internet,” he said, trying to put on a happy face. But he knew that the thousands of people who would watch this soon would be able to see through his façade. He’d been in drama, sure, but no amount of acting would be able to hide this pain.

“So. As most of you know, I’ve been dating Y/N for a while now. And she’s great. Really. She’s… well, she’s basically the best thing in my life…”

Damn, this was going to be harder than Dan had thought.

“We have a lot of fun and she’s always there for me and… and I wasn’t there for her.” Dan bit the inside of his lip, the words hurting more than he’d expected. “Most people don’t understand how much time YouTube actually takes. It’s more than just turning on the camera and telling a stupid story for five minutes. There’s…” Dan shook his head. “I’m not going to go into everything but there’s a reason that this is considered my job. It’s work.

“Now, don’t get me wrong, I love working for YouTube. I love making these videos for you guys, I love making stuff that you guys like. And Y/N always supports me. She sits here and watches me edit, which is probably about as exciting as having a tooth pulled. She’s my sounding board for ideas. She celebrates the milestones with me. She’s actually physically pulled me away from the computer a few times, especially when I’m freaking out because YouTube or the internet has decided to go down right when I’m trying to upload.

“The problem is… I’ve missed a lot. Yes, I have free time and yes, I spend as much of it as I can with Y/N, but I’ve still missed some important things in her life. She says she doesn’t mind, that she understands, but I can tell that she really hates it.”

Dan sighed. This was the first time he’d said some of this out loud—usually, it was just in his head.

“Now, I know what a lot of you are thinking: ‘oh, no, this is a breakup video. Dan’s going to tell us that he and Y/N are broken up and it’s all terrible’. Well, you’re half-right. This is, for lack of a better term, a breakup video. But it’s not about Y/N and I. It’s between me and… well, everything else.

“‘But Dan, what does that mean?’ It means that I’m taking a break from YouTube and Twitter and everything that all the old people call ‘distractions’. I’m not quitting, exactly—I have a few videos that I’ve already made that I can post every so often. But my presence here and in social media won’t be as prominent.

“Please understand that this is not because I’m mad at anybody. This is just for the betterment of my relationship with Y/N. I love her and I want to make sure that she’s going to stay with me.”

Dan sighed. “So. This isn’t goodbye; it’s just… farewell.”


April 1


You couldn’t contain your giggles, which was making Dan start to crack as well.

“Yes, hello, internet,” Dan said. “I just want to take a moment to apologize for yesterday’s video. When you hear the explanation, some of you might be a little mad, but believe me when I say that it’s all Y/N’s fault.”

“Is not!”

“Shush. Now… the things in yesterday’s video that were true were the things I said about YouTube being work and the things I said about loving Y/N. Everything else was a lie—I’m not quitting YouTube, I haven’t missed any important things in Y/N’s life…”

“Dan doesn’t have any videos that he’s saved because he’s a procrastinator…”

“No need to chime in, thank you,” Dan said with a laugh. He turned back to the camera. “The reason Y/N decided I should make that video is because she–”


“We wanted to make this video more impactful in a twisted April Fool’s joke kind of way. Y/N and I are not on the verge of breaking up, our relationship isn’t in danger; it’s the best it’s ever been.” Dan picked up your hand and brought it up in front of the camera, the light shining off of the engagement ring on your finger. “A few weeks ago, I asked Y/N to marry me. And she said yes!”

“After many days of painful, elaborate consideration.”

“Oh, shut up,” Dan said with a laugh. “God, is this what marriage is going to be like?”

“You got yourself into this mess, Mr. Howell.”

“And you love it, future Mrs. Howell.”

anonymous asked:

so this year is gonna be busy for me cuz i have some important exams, and my teachers assign SO MUCH HOMEWORK?? and i can't really find time to improve on art. so im curious, how YOU manage time with school and art??

I literally schedule EVERYTHING. Sticking to a schedule is very important for time management. Of course sometimes I do procrastinate but generally I stick to my schedule. Setting up reminders helps too!

Additionally, there is a lot more information/advice here: 

Hello! My name is Anna. I am a friend of Vic and she was kind enough to have me add on something to her post. This is a little bit of a long post but it walks through a lot of ways to begin & maintain time management so hopefully it teaches you something. 

First, I want to say that time management is intimately linked to self-control and both of these are mental “muscles”. What I mean by this is…

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Ronnie and Dizzy, aka Team Tiny Bean, were behind the bar today. Ronnie’s beans weren’t so much the disappointment today. It was just kinda… everything else. The rice didn’t give me very high hopes for the rest of the burrito, but Ronnie seemed to pull an Ashley maneuver and started warming a 2nd tortilla. I got excited. Even if he wasn’t planning on filling the first tortilla until bursting, then maybe he was still expecting the first one to fail, and I would get some extra substance. The beans were ok, but there were no veggies today. Even when they’re bad, I still kind of want them. I don’t get a whole lot of stuff, ya know? I got the very last handful of lettuce, which always makes me wonder why these shreds of leaf were passed up. Why were these the ones left behind? The 2nd wrap never came. The internet is still down, so my points have been cached, and will still supposedly update when the system comes back online.

When I was walking back to the office, I was trying to cross the street, but some dude in a new, bright yellow Camaro decided it was more important to cut in front of me so he could go half a block and get stuck in the standstill traffic on Wisconsin Avenue for the stupid drawbridge. That damn bridge spent more time up than down today. I heard Jay-Z and Beyonce’s yacht was docked in Milwaukee today, but it probably wasn’t that. It was probably just paddle taverns and other recreational vessels that are given free rein to bring all traffic to a halt all day every day. I feel like the tiny burritos I’ve been getting are atonement for the inconsiderate actions of humanity. I’m not saying I’m innocent. The opposite, in fact. I am just like everyone else. Hungry. Dissatisfied. Tired of waiting in that unmoving line for the bridge that doesn’t give a damn about you or anyone else. I scheme of ways to get ahead, not of the bridge, but just ahead of the next person in front of me. To get more beans out of Ronnie. To get that double wrap, failing so often, and then getting so frustrated at my failure. every. single. time.

I’m getting the burrito I deserve. I’m getting the burrito we all deserve. Ronnie. Dizzy. The Game. The Matriarch. They are the judges carrying out the sentence. The plop of the guacamole onto the tortilla is the sound of their gavel.

Court is adjourned.

Weight: 540 grams (19.00 oz)

I would say my biggest regret in life is never learning to record until I was into my late 20s. It’s corny to say “knowledge is power,” but when it comes to production and recording, being able to get a sound, being able to translate an idea, that all comes from production. For my new album, I tried recording vocals, which is something I’d never done before. Really being able to do it from a producer standpoint is what made it possible to make a record. Something like Logic now costs about $200. I would say to someone who wants to get into the recording side, or even the performance side, get your summer job at Hurricane Harbor or whatever, save up your summer job money, and get Logic or something. That’s the program I made my whole album in.

Also try and listen to as much music as possible. Try to listen to music you don’t like, but be able to isolate something you do like about that recording. 

I loved doing college radio. I would spend all week getting ready to do a show on the internet from 2 to 4 a.m. for zero to three listeners. But during my two hours there, I’d get to go through this incredible, well-curated library and just listen to stuff. That’s where I think I was able to form a lot of my tastes. I sort of stopped making music from the time I was 18 to the time I was 21, and I think that was very important for me, now when I think about what I like and what I listen to.

I got rejected the first time. I got turned down. Another piece of advice would be to not worry about rejection. The second time I dusted myself off, got that 2 to 4 a.m. slot, and by senior year I was music director. So that’s a real success story.
—  Chris Baio’s advice to kids with an interest in music (via Billboard)

“…bla bla bla, science, nerd stuff, one time my lab partner did this, bla bla,  robots, bla bla you make a great recliner, virgil…”

my fave dudes chillen on the sofa gettin’ cosy talking ‘bout boring stuff i guess (please please upload i’m begging you to hold yourself together internet. help me out here TB5 let me share my gay shipping fanart with the world)

Story time once the drug taking/dealing neighbor that’s been arrested outside of her house countless times told me to my face an I quote ‘’You look like the type of person that takes bullies to heart and will end up killing themselves y’know’’

And y’know what? She was almost right, Every mean comment, Every time someone put glue/chewing gum/scissors to my long hair, Every time someone hid my stuff, Every time i was chased down and beaten up, It almost ended me.


I stopped caring

I stopped listening

I started watching youtube to pass the time when I wasn’t at a show

And 7 years later

I’m still here, Sure, things still suck, But I’m getting there, I’m no longer bullied, Not because of things that bullshit prison of a highschool did, But because I simply stopped caring.

Instead, I follow daily random humans on the internet all over the world that make youtube videos.







shout out to you guys specifically here

And shout out to whoever made the gifs they’re great

(This is my last rant on this i’m sorry)

Title: Step By Step

Series: Tokyo Ghoul

Pairing: HideKane

Rating: G

Word count: 1.3K+

Note: probably not the best thing i’ve written but i’m legit tired and we really need something that doesn’t have a single mention of fire, blood and anguish after the finale so umm yeah. allow me to humbly offer this for your broken hearts, my friends 

also, there is no closure im sorry

Kaneki has absolutely no idea how he’d ended up agreeing to do this.

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thejellyfishfangirl  asked:

How did you get so good And where did you start off? Any good tips for a fellow artist? Btw your art style is amazing!

Hello there, friendly jellyfish!

First off,

Originally posted by drunkbroadway

Thank you!!!  You are very, very kind.  I don’t know that I’m AMAZING yet, but I’m working on it.

Now! You have asked like three questions and I shall answer them one at a time!

1.) How did I get so good?

Again, assuming you think I’m any good, the only way I know how to do it is to draw every day.  Draw all the time, every day.  Here’s the proof - my sketchbooks for the last year / year and a half:

Those are all full.  Frankly, I think there should have been more of them, but I had to fill them up between commissions, and contract work.  When other people are watching Say Yes To The Dress (or whatever), you tell them FORGET THE GARBAGE!  I’MA DRAW STUFF! When you’re eating lunch, scribble between bites of sammich. I have SO MANY CRUMBS IN MY SKETCHBOOKS.

Also, if you’re drawing people and stuff.  FIND REFERENCE.  I promise it’s not cheating.  It makes you better.  You have an internet at your house.  Start googsin’.

Second thing you do (and this part sucks butt) you have to look at your drawings and figure out what you did wrong.  Where you put a crappy line down, where things aren’t lining up correctly… all that stuff. Then try to do it right or at least better next time.

2.) Where did I start off?

I think the same place everyone did.  Drawing crappy stick figures, copying pictures out of comic books, stuff like that.  I was garbage once… and there’s still a lot of stuff I don’t do all that well.  But I’m working on it.

3.) Tips?

  • Don’t get discouraged
  • Use reference

I think that’s all I got.


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My good friend itsannachloem uploaded a very blunt, truthful and insightful video discussing the buzzword “horsefame” given how much this fandom has changed since its beginnings all these years ago. Its something I feel the fandom needs to hear as it applies to a lot of people who misconstrue that phrase very often. I myself have left my thoughts about it as well, so I urge you to please give the video a listen and my thoughts a read. Thank you.

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Why I’ve (basically) Left the Fandom

I’m sure that a lot of you have noticed that I’ve been pulling away from the fandom for a long time. I haven’t made gifs since Daniel’s passing, and even before that I hadn’t made gifs regularly for a few months.

I haven’t been in the mark*iplier tag for a LONG time because of the utter chaos it contains.

First it started with the stealing of gifs and fanart. I’m very aware that it’s a widespread problem across tumblr and the internet, but the constant thievery and then resulting refusal to either take down the piece of work/gif or the rudeness over even being asked to take it down just finally got to me and I stopped. Making gifs takes a lot of work. I have gifsets that took me days, even more than a week at some points, to make. I got tired of having my stuff and other’s stuff stolen, so I stopped making things.

The tag is a whoooooooole ‘nother ball-game. When I joined the fandom in March of 2014, you could go into the tag and see tons of beautiful fanart and gifs and things people had created for Mark or about Mark, and it was awesome.
And then it turned into a shitfest.
Posts that have nothing to do with Mark or anything related to it would show up, like “i just had breakfast lol”, or just random selfies. It would be bursting with comments like “fist me daddy” and other grotesque things. There is so much stolen artwork in the tag at this point. There’s so much vitriol in the tag as well. It’s damn near impossible to have Mark even come close to seeing what people have made, or for anyone else to see it either because it’s turned into an absolute clusterfuck. Not to mention when something bad happens people fucking flood it with pictures of cats and whatnot. If the tag is negative, people should stay out of it. Spam is spam, dude, and it’s intensely annoying when someone is looking for fanart and other things to reblog and all there is is 300 pages of cats.

The biggest thing that has me leaving, though, is the utter fucking disrespect some of you have for each other and Mark. People have been chased out of the fandom by people sending death threats and telling them to kill themselves, and that they’re useless to the fandom. Someone speaks up about something that they don’t agree with (in a respectful manner a lot of the time, too) and people jump on them with such ferocity that it makes my head spin. I’ve had it happen to me, even, and it’s not cool. 

Another thing that happens a lot is that when something controversial happens (which is gonna happen because this is fucking tumblr and if you fart the wrong direction someone is going to be offended ffs) people who are legitimately offended by something Mark has done, everyone crowds together to drown them out. Someone spoke up about how Mark’s recent sassiness went too far in some points and was kind of mean, and the offhanded anorexia comment in one of his ‘would you rather’ videos, and people told them to go kill themselves and that anyone who was offended needed to grow a backbone and fucking suck it up. I have a sense of humor very similar to Mark’s—sharp, teasing, and kind of insulting—and even I found some of it to be rude or over the line. 

Here’s the thing: When someone says you (or something) has hurt them, you don’t get to say that it didn’t. That’s not your place.

On the other topic, the blatant disregard of respect towards Mark is disgusting and appalling. Ya’ll preach it but you don’t practice it.

Yes, we know that Mark is an incredibly attractive man. I know it, you know it, he knows it, but that does NOT mean you get to talk about him like he’s a fucking piece of meat.

You talk about how treating women like they’re sex objects is wrong, but you turn around and do it to Mark. It needs to fucking STOP. He is a HUMAN BEING and he deserves respect. Catcalling him on the internet is just as fucked up as a man catcalling a woman on the street. 

I don’t care if you want to fuck him. I don’t care if you want to grab his ass, but KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. DON’T say it to him. Don’t TAG him in stuff like that. It’s fucking harassment and I don’t understand what part of that you people don’t get.

He’s also a human being who makes mistakes. There is no goddamn need to try and label him a pariah every time he slips up on something. He’s not perfect. The pedestal some of you have put him on is unhealthy. He’s just as flawed as you or I am. The only difference is that he has nearly 11,000,000 people scrutinizing his every move. 

There’s a reason he kept his past relationship a secret—the second you guys even thought he might have a girlfriend you tried to find her and attempted to fucking tear her apart. It’s sickening. He’s lived in LA for almost two years and he’s had to move three times because people kept finding his house. Respect his privacy. 

Don’t get me wrong—I still love Mark from the bottom of my heart, but I don’t love this fandom anymore.

TL;DR: the disrespect is out of control and all I do is get angry when I interact with this fandom at this point. I’m incredibly disappointed because this used to be my safe place, but now it’s just toxic as all hell.

anonymous asked:

Dear Brett, I think it is amazing how much drawing you get done in a day. I am good for about 4 straight hours or so of drawing and then my mind begins to wander or my ideas get fuzzy and I get lazy. Sometimes I get up and walk around but it doesn't alleviate the problem. In order to keep your ideas and energy up, do you do anything special to draw all day? Like any special workouts or energy drinks or something? Or is it all just an iron will? Thanks!

First off, thanks.  I do try and push myself to draw and create as often as I can.  Some days are just flat out better than others.  I myself have slowed a bit from being a new father and wrapping my head around new thoughts, goals, and habits. 

Here are some of the things I do to stay on task and maintain commitment levels and energy despite my own shortcomings.


You know how much time you waste in a day.  Could be the internet, “liking” posts, too much stream binging Game of Thrones.  Whatever it is, find the time suck and start to make slow incremental changes to eliminate your time wastes.


Come up with a solid plan of attack to your problems of the day/week/month/project.  I usually am working with 3-5 clients at any one time so I need to always be aware of how much time I need to devote to each one, and when to move on.  In this business everyone wants you to work hardest for them and it’s always due yesterday.  Finding how to conserve your ability and get the most bang for yours and their buck is key to survival.  To me, that is thinking through what you need to create and when.  This takes understanding of one self, your craft, and your timelines.


Make better habits.  I tell many other artists who ask the same thing as you do here, how?  I always tell them the same answer.  Make better habits for yourself.  Find out when you are most productive and stay away from humans, twitter, and any other distractions in that golden time frame you do your best work.  I’m a morning person.  That’s when I do it.  I take most of my time to feed that part of me, creating whatever I want. 


Remember you only see the very best of any artist on the internet.  We’ll show you prolific imagery, daily journals, and it’s all to make us seem awesome, because anything you see at any given time on the internet can be boiled down to “HEY PAY ATTENTION TO ME RIGHT NOW!”  And we only show you the good stuff.  Even this post is designed to help you and yet still it says, hey, pay attention to me.  Can’t get past it, but the hope is that we all can get something from this.


Look all around you.  Take in all the ideas and thoughts.  Don’t just stare at art that’s already been done in your given medium.  Expand your horizons, interests, and observational skills of this world around you and I think it will help.  It always inspires me as a person who tries to think, “How can I make a variation or something new that hasn’t been done already.”  That drives me to keep making art to find it those hidden variations.


If there weren’t deadlines, most artists wouldn’t create much.  So I always make deadlines and goals and say, “what can I do in this amount of time?”  It’s rarely about how pretty can I make something or how long do I get to noodle away at this.  I find, just like high school,  I still did the homework on the bus to school even though I had 3 weeks.  Deadlines help.  Sometimes they stink, but for the most part it helps.  I like the phrase from Sunset Boulevard when the agent said, “Some of the finest words were written on an empty stomach.” 

I hope that helps.  Blocks, bad days, and misery will always be in short supply through out your career.  Just wade through them knowing you’ll be on the other side eventually where the sky is clear, drawing is a breeze, and you can take a moment to bask in it.

Good luck.



galaxynexus  asked:

I feel like I walked into the wrong classroom or something when people get intense over Homestuck X'D I joined the internet just as Homestuck died down so I have no clue what Homestuck is about XD

PFFFT lmao yeah I know the feel  X’D During the hiatuses the HS fandom is quite calm but boy when the upd8s finally come it’s always something like this

Originally posted by molonara

and I love it

But really,it’s a really cool webcomic(about kids,games,aliens,godly powers,..literally a lot of stuff) in my opinion and the fact that it’s going to end in like…three days now makes me excited and sad at the same time,so sorry for all the hype but bear with me…XDD

Well, Shit. - Chapter 11

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Dear Miss Sydney Hood,

I regret to inform you that us here at MAGcon have decided we do not want you to return to any MAGcon events. It has come to our attention that on and off the stage last weekend, you were very rude to fans and the other members of the event. We will not allow that kind of behavior on this tour. We have cancelled your plane ticket and hotel room, and your refund should be returned shortly.

If you would like to attend MAGcon: Louisville, you can buy your tickets at and get 50% off your ticket if you buy two or more!

Our deepest regrets,

Bart Bordelon

Founder and General Manager of MAGcon Tour.

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breaking up with your heroes

On the Woody Allen subject, which has been rattling around my head all day - I can’t not weigh in. Look, watching his films as a teenage girl changed my perspective on love and negotiating the world. I fangirled over him just last year when I went to watch him film Blue Valentine out on Mission and 14th.

Now, having read Dylan Farrow’s statement, I’m ok with completely stopping my cheerleading and hero-worship of him, regardless of the moments his art gave me in the past.

I was always on weird, uncomfortable ground about Manhattan and other things that went down with him and was still waving my little flag because I thought that what the art did for me meant more than how he has done really, really fucked up stuff. Stuff that I’ve screamed people down over when it came to Polanski.

I don’t normally weigh in on stuff like this on social media because I prefer to read and form fully realized opinions before I scream them into the internet and my learning process isn’t perfect, I make mistakes and sometimes say really stupid things - that’s why my Facebook feed and Twitter are usually really un-politicized: because I am still learning, and am happy to do so by listening and reading.

With this subject, it comes down to this - renouncing your heroes is a strange thing: a breakup with someone who never knew you existed. It doesn’t matter - always believe the girl who speaks out, because the myth of the girl who lies is dangerous to those who do not - there are so many who survive without speaking.

I will always stand by the women, teenage girls, children - folks of all sorts - who speak out about sexual assault. People before art, always. So long, Mr.Allen.