We’re passing through Cincinnati and there is a very large fire? Uh. Wow?
heyhey I’m checking out now!
I need to finish packing, then I’m getting up at 9 to take care of the last few things needed (hair cut, last thing for cosplay) and then we’re off whenever that’s finished up
I’m going down to visit my boyfriend and then we’re going to MTAC. We’re going to be cosplaying Hermann Gottlieb (me) and Newton Geiszler (him) together, a pair of L4D hunters, and possibly his Saints Row Boss and me crossplaying as Kinzie Kensington
I may post a little bit from my phone but if I do it won’t be much, plenty of other things to be occupied with.
I’ll be back late on Sunday \o/ You guys take care k? k. Don’t let the internet catch fire and burn down while I’m gone.
ayyyy long day
got 90% of stuff done, but I fell asleep like a rock and didn’t get to go get my hair cut or print some stuff we need. I got the latter taken care of , my mom’s a lifesaver, and I’ll have to like.. walk in somewhere before we start to drive and get my hair cut
I’d like to go take a nap again but then I’ll be up late and tired when we go.
I also can’t bring my sedatives b/c they leave me totally useless about half the time and make me sleep way long so they’d kind of … ruin the trip, not sure if I’ll take them tonight, but here’s to hoping my insomnia takes a vacation too this week
Wendy’s is doing the same thing.
Will wonders never cease.
Reblogging this because it keeps showing up on my dash and I keep not-quite raining on the parade, but it seems like everyone thinks this means something different than it does, so I guess I’ll rain on it a little bit.
I’m afraid this motion has nothing to do with conquering the gender binary or whatever Tumblr is really happy about to be reblogging it so heavily. It’s not about making little children feel like they can get whichever toy they prefer. It’d be nice if it was, but I’d be shocked if that was the case.
No, the girl toy here is a My Little Pony. Which means that the *real* reason for this notice is that a bunch of bronies, as there are bajillions of photos and videos of them doing, are coming into fast food restaurants and buying several happy meals. They threw pissy fits when asked if they wanted the “boy or girl” toy, insisting that My Little Pony isn’t for girls or whatever, again, only saying this because of overwhelming evidence that bronies do this shit. Management eventually has enough of it, asks employees to just ask if people want Skylanders or My Little Pony so they won’t have any more disgusted bronies getting mad that their precious fandom is targeted at crappy d*mb little girls.
So the short version is: this little paper unfortunately means the exact opposite of what you think it means, socially speaking. It was put up because grown-ass men get all pissy when it’s suggested that they like a thing for girls.
Proof: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/editorial-how-to-buy-mcdonalds-ponies.html <— this was posted on the net’s biggest brony hive on April 10, 2014. So yeah, this is sadly not about anything else but how awful bronies are, sorry.
I think the brony thing is kiiiind of jumping to conclusions.
OP is McDonalds. then rivirambles comments that Wendy’s is doing the same thing..
oh look Wendy’s doesn’t have My Little Pony toys for bronies to be cowering over.
that Equestria Daily article is downright shameful but I am calling shenanigans on saying this is because of bronies. easy to see the connection, but as said, it’s not only McDonald’s doing it, so. no. not because bronies can’t handle liking girls stuff, amazingly enough.
Aaallllllso, the ED article was posted AFTER this image! Surprise, it’s not the bronies for once! hey they posted an article related to this thing, they must be involved — that’s jumping to conclusions
It’s a good thing. Take it at face value, don’t try and make it a bad thing just because of that. Not everything about the same thing is connected.
my nephew can get a MLP toy without asking for a girl’s toy, not that he’s old enough to be brainwashed about that being a bad thing, and my niece could get a Skylanders toy if she felt like it without feeling like she’s being excluded because they’re “boy’s toys”. I always felt awkward if I wanted a toy marketed for the opposite gender as a kid. Good on it starting to be over.
Besides, even if it is a direct cause of bronies, it’s not like being paraded around as a good thing bronies did, it’s just a thing. And it seems to be spreading and hopefully it will keep spreading, so that’s good, take the good. take it.
and if you want to keep thinking it was the shitbag bronies that started this, have a shot of thinking of it like this: they did something good and didn’t mean to and this good thing is in fact entirely the opposite of most of their mindsets and would probably piss some of them off if they realized the implications of it
Bruce Wayne watched both of his parents die.
Tony Stark has heart problems and anxiety.
Peter Parker saw his uncle being murdered.
Steve Rogers lost his best friend.
Bruce Banner attempted suicide.
If they can save the world, you can get through this day.
Never stop fighting.
I would just like to point out that these are all white men, most of which are staunchly upper class white men.
And that comparing yourself to fictional characters will inevitably end in heartache.
It’s one thing to be inspired, it’s another thing to feel inferior (and i think this original post might make some people feel inferior, which is silly).
That being said.
You should never stop fighting.
Because even if you are not Ironman, or Batman, or Spiderman, or Captain America, or the Incredible Hulk, even if you are not rich and super smart with superpowers, that doesn’t mean you don’t have the inner strength to tell yourself to keep going.
Actually, that might be your superpower. You MIGHT HAVE SUPERPOWERS. WHAT IF YOU HAVE SUPERPOWERS.
So never stop fighting because who knows what revelations tomorrow might bring.
I’ll give the initial part of this just a little bit more variety right off the top of my head.
Mia Dearden survived an abusive father and child prostitution, and lives with HIV.
Ororo Munroe (Storm!) has severe claustrophobia and her parents and home were destroyed when she was a child.
Barbara Gordon, as Oracle, is paralyzed.
Miles Morales is only 13 years old and he held his mother as she died.
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