Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai
Apparently some kind of Watamoteish light novel/anime. Is it any good?
Getting a random burst of motivation and sitting down to get some work done, only to realize you spent the last 4 hours doing absolutely nothing productive.
Yeah, I feel like explaining what I (and probably other guys) see in stockings and thigh highs.
The thing with those articles is not how they look or what they cover.
It is what they don’t cover, that is your butt and lovely bits.
It’s all about easy access. Easy access = sexy. When a guy sees a girl in a short skirt and stockings, he instantly notices the less clothed areas and he starts thinking how easy it’d be just to lift up that skirt, push the panties to side and UNF!
Without stockings there’s nothing to direct the male gaze.
Plus there’s there’s the whole sexy librarian/schoolgirl/nun/maid thing going on. You know what those all wear? STOCKINGS.
In my opinion, garners/suspenders take off a bit of the sexiness. They look complicated things that were worn in Victorian era. You know, by our great-grandmothers.
And nothing’s less sexy than a granny.
questions of sex and gender explored on tumblr dot com
This entire post is golden
Lost it at “I’m gonna fuck the socks”
Can we talk about how Anne Hathaway’s husband Adam Shulman looks a bit like William Shakespeare… who had a wife named Anne Hathaway?
damn the illuminati’s not even trying anymore
I guess you could say that when Anne hath a Will, Anne Hathaway
okay I have to reblog for that pun
The picture on the right looks like a combination of both of them.
Shakespeare is their child. Proof that time travel will be possible for the rich and powerful.
Several of these things are not going to be ‘brony-exclusive’ issues. You can apply them, if you want, to any fandom - but they do exist in the MLP fandom just as much as anywhere else and they do need to be addressed.
Three things to work on -
No more kneejerk reactions/Think before you speak - Sometimes, we read things that upset us at a first glance. A particular phrase might grind our gears the wrong way, or set fire to a burning pit of hatred deep in our gut that we weren’t aware was there before. When that happens, the red mist (™ askasanebrony) descends, and you temporarily black out. The next day you wake up in the ruins of civilization - all hell has broken loose over nights, and you look at the wake of destruction you’ve left, and can’t help but grumble a horrified expletive.
A lot of what fuels these hate-filled debates between people in the fandom and people outside of the fandom are what amount to knee-jerk, emotional reactions to statements - sometimes these statements are intentionally inflammatory, sometimes they’re completely innocuous. If people take a couple of minutes to not only read and re-read over responses, thinking about their responses, write their responses and then proof-read them (reading your stuff out loud, even under your breath, can help you catch mistakes and better discern what might come off as unnecessarily snarky), it would make discussions a lot easier.
While I’m lumping ‘Think before you speak’ under this in regards to emotional reactions, I really want to encourage people who participate in this fandom to think critically before responding to anything. This is going to be rude, and I apologize, but I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve read responses to art, news posts, or fanfiction where people ask questions that - if they had taken a few more seconds to think about - would have answered themselves. The same goes for responses. Thinking critically does not mean being critical of a work, it just means using your thinky-brain before responding.
Entitlement - YOUR headcanon is not better, YOUR favorite humanization is not better, YOUR favorite pony is not better - your opinion and personal tastes are not undeniable facts. Artists don’t owe you anything (unless you actually commissioned that particular piece), be it following your interpretation, your preferences, or drawing what you like, how you like it, when you like it. You are not owed anything above basic human decency and respect, plain and simple.
Learn your Copyright Laws - After everything that happened with JanAnimations, and the fall out of people screaming about evil corporations and breaking the law and ‘fair use’, etc., I think now is the time that people actually familiarize themselves with both US (or their country of origin) as well as international copyright laws - especially if you are a producer of any sort of fanworks (art, writing, items, all of it). Copyright law is so insanely important, and it really is just obnoxious to see people running around quoting things like ‘fair use law’ and ‘parody law’ when they actually have no idea what those laws protect. Educate yourselves, guys!
Here are two little bonus ones, because I think they’re relevant;
Destroy ‘Love and Tolerate’, ‘Not all bronies are like that!’, and similarly overused phrases - Roll them up, throw them in the fire. They’re done. They’re dead. It’s time to let go.
Educate Yourself/ Don’t take things at face value - There is almost nothing you can’t look up on the internet. Before responding to a topic you are not intimately familiar with, it doesn’t hurt to give it a little search up on the google-machine to make sure what you know is actually true!
Things were doing good on;
Stomping out NSFW in Family-Freindly Zones - I am so, so, so proud of the advancements being made by the community in keeping NSFW content in the appropriate places. It was a bit of a rough start with SSWU, with people thinking both broniesagainstbullshit and myself were taking an anti-porn stance (which, given the last major movement in the pony fandom, I understand why people were worried), but it has largely caught on and most people are in agreement that it’s the best for everyone - older and younger fans alike. I like to think the fact that SSWU caught the attention of Cracked is evidence of good tidings for the movement!
Fostering Creativity - From the start, this has been the one thing that the MLP fandom has been really, really good at! It’s not to say we’re perfect*, but this fan community has spawned lots of OCs blogs, lots of fan fiction and drawing, and fan merchandise that has gotten officially licensed (via WeLoveFine), and continues to do so to this day. While new canon worldbuilding has debunked a lot of popular fan theories, it has also solidified a number of fan theories as well ( i.e. Luna being primarily nocturnal, Luna have dream powers, Scootaloo being disabled, etc.), and new worldbuilding is happening all the time, adding new countries, new species, and giving more depth to the world we love. From here, we can only move forward, creating more content!
*People have trouble remembering that we do still attract a lot of young girls and boys to the fandom, and can be hyper critical of OCs at times. While I understand the feeling of “uuughh” when you see a poorly developed mary-sue/gary-stu, if you really feel the need to levy criticsim remember you could be dealing with someone in their early teens who hasn’t had much experience designing characters or making art.
This should be a PSA. Raise your children well.
I have a feeling having his teeth exposed like that permanently is gonna fuck them up a bit
He can never play the trumpet. :’(
But he can make out with 3 girls at once!
that’s assuming any girls are attracted to… that….
SCREW THAT, I’M GONNA NEED A DOUBLE BARREL!
There’s probably like SO many health reasons why you should NEVER do this.
And like… how can he even eat properly without stuff falling out?
I mean, why would you EVER do this to your mouth when so many people want to avoid getting holes in their cheeks from the diseases that cause deterioration?
It’s like, this is one of those things that you can really pay health wise for doing something you think ‘looks cool’.
What’s next? Holes in the chest that show off organs?
throwing up has got to suck.
I don’t remember this episode of Attack on Titan…
Going to look good when he’s 80.
They are not your mouthpiece or marionette through which to voice your social and political opinions. Only a chosen few are allowed to put words into these ponies’ mouths, and you are not one of them.
To insist that your personal opinion is not only morally justified, but the only “correct” way of thinking, simply because you’ve attached it to a non-existant, two-dimensional character is petty and immature, and no different than a child refusing to settle down for nap time because “Tickle Me Elmo said I don’t need a nap!”.
The woman you keep using as an excuse for spreading blind hatred actually created a character for The Powerpuff Girls that openly mocks your brand of man-hating, radical feminism - something people seem awfully keen on forgetting. You are labeling someone with a point of view that she literally despises.
There is feminism that genuinely believes in equality, and then there is the kind of “feminism” being practiced on Tumblr that’s too preoccupied with being bitter, hateful, and blaming the rest of society for their own personal flaws.
Please stop trying to associate a woman who stands for the former with the sad excuse for “activism” that is the latter. It is insulting as Hell.
OH MY GOD. BLESS YOU TENA. THIS POST MADE MY DAY.
YOU ARE AWESOME. Ya know, for a girl. (Just kidding, just kidding.)