This man’s even wearing gloves so his sweetly hands don’t slow his swipes down..
once went to a japanese arcade and a man watched me play the taiko (drumming) game, gave me a little applause, and then started his game, pulled out a set of custom drum sticks from a bag that held several different weights and then proceeded to play faster than the speed of light.
The wikipedia page for The Coleman Frog is a but a single paragraph but what a paragraph it is
How dare this go around without the image attached
this is it im dying how could anybody believe this is a real frog
She’s right though. Soir means night
Shut the fuck up his mom just died
Probably out of embarrassment over him messing up bonsoir
men be like my mom just died time to go on a dating app
Barbarian: can I use Speak With Animals on the goats
DM: go ahead!
Barbarian: hey goatie, have you seen anybody pass by this mountain
DM, as a Goat: FUCK YOU! THIS IS OUR ROCK!
Barbarian: HEY. FUCK YOU!
Goat: NO, FUCK YOU!
Barbarian: FUCK YOU!
Goat: FUCK YOU!
this went on for a bit longer
did they ever track down the baby born at dashcon?
you know, the dashcon baby… the baby born in the ballpit at dashcon
the dashcon baby
at dashcon, a late term pregnant lady (there for a writing panel i believe) arrived, and while going around the “event”, her water broke around 2 months earlier than expected, and began to go into labour, there was a huge traffic jam because of, you know, and driving to the hospital was out of the question, so they called an ambulance. But the thing is, because of the traffic jam, it took over 40 minutes, and she was going into labour NOW. A nurse in training there took over and had to deal with the woman, so they took the ballpit, being the best thing they could think of in the mostly empty area, cleared some of the balls away, and had to use that as a surface to deliver the baby. Around 5 minutes before they got there, they managed to deliver the baby, (thankfully) in a safe state.
great post everybody
Congratulations to the couple people on my dash who recently got vaccinated despite needle phobias. You did an important thing to protect yourself and others even though it’s scary for you, and I think that’s pretty awesome. 💜👍🏽
Hey OP, as someone with needle phobia who asks for small accommodations when I get a vaccine, I cried when I read this. Thank you for this take, it’s something that doesn’t get said much.
Wow. I’m so glad I could make your day a little brighter. I’m proud of you, and judging from the notes this post is getting I’m not the only one. 💜🎊🥇
I simply cannot feel sorry for multi-millionaire Scarlett Johansson only earning $20 million instead of $30 million or what the fuck ever because Disney recognised that large parts of the world still can’t safely go to the cinema on account of the deadly pandemic and released Black Widow on Disney+ at the same time as in theatres. But then I also support anyone suing Disney for any reason, so you see my dilemma
The case isn’t really about Scarlett Johansson. It’s about setting precedent for the way actors are paid when content is released on screening services going forward, and Scarlett Johansson is pretty unique in her position of both having a valid case for breach of contract and having a large enough platform, following and wealth that suing Disney won’t completely destroy her and her career.
She offered to renegotiate her contract at the point the decision to release on Disney+ was made, and Disney refused, that is what lead to the case.
The overwhelming majority of actors, even actor’s working for Disney are not millionaires, I know that because I am a jobbing actor, and I earn less in a year then either of my siblings, both of whom have office jobs.
When you get a film or television job, in addition to what you’re paid at the time you also get something that in the UK is called royalty fees, and in the US is called residuals. This occurs when the show or film is shown or licensed on another channel or network, almost always for a set period of time, although Netflix has started buying the rights to small indie films outright.
Royalty checks can be hilariously small. A friend I trained with once got one for £2.07 because their show had just been licensed to be shown on a Thai TV network, but more often they are a lifeline for actors. Most actors work minimum wage jobs in between acting gigs, and when you also have the cost of Headshots, Self Tape equipment, travel to auditions and lost wages whenever you have to take time off to prep and travel to auditions, you understand why equity wages are so high for individual jobs, because that one episode in a soap you got paid £800-£1200 for (minus 10-20% for your agent), could be your wage for 2 months and you would be considered a fairly successful working actor, even if it was your only acting job in that time period.
The case isn’t about a multimillionaire quibbling over how many millions she is being paid, although it’s likely that had Black Widow had a prepandemic release Scarlett Johansson would have been paid closer to 200 million than the 20 million she is being paid. Although Disney is pushing that angle hard so I fully understand why you’ve fallen into their propaganda trap. It is one of the very few opportunities for actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, directors, and all the other hundreds of creatives involved in the filmmaking process to challenge some of the status quo with streaming services and really ask questions about how royalties will work in the future.
There is a reason that the unions are backing the case and that’s because the other way around, breach of contract is a huge deal, there can be penalties of hundreds of thousands of dollars for contract breaches, often on jobs where you are paid a fraction of that, and believe me, Netflix, Disney, Amazon, Universal all persue those payments, and in certain circumstances even go out of their way to blacklist the artist.
If breach of contract is a big deal when actors and other creatives do it, it should be just as big a deal when studios do it, but it isn’t because Capitalism is rarely about rewarding artists and all about bottom line profit.
This case has the potential to really change things and help millions of ordinary, jobbing actors and creatives. I am 100% on Scarlett Johansson’s side with this and any reasonable person who cares about the well-being of artists should be too.
^^^^^^^^ this. this right here
she has the money for lawyers, let her set the precedent for those who don’t
You know how an elderly lady got third degree burns to a horrifying percentage of her body because MacDonald’s was serving coffee at next-to-boiling temperatures and the lid came off her cup and spilled all over her, and she wanted MacDonald’s to pay for her medical fees which to her were astronomical but to a mega corp like MacDonald’s was a raindrop in the ocean, and instead of just paying the med bills for this woman they went out of their way to deride her and besmirch her and turn the story into “hur dur dumb American didnt know that hot beverages are hot,” and thats the version of events everyone remembers, having been successfully distracted from the truth of the matter by a targetted, vicious, loud propaganda campaign by MacDonald’s?
Well that’s exactly what disney is doing with this “ScarJo is being horribly insensitive about the global pandemic we’re in” and their “we were merely being socially conscientious and kind to let people stream our new movies instead of having to go to the cinemas for them” campaign.
This suit isn’t actually about ScarJo. Quite aside from the fact that it IS a breach of contract to do a dual release and not hand over any of the profits from the streaming release (which she is absolutely entitled to), its actually about every single actor and writer and voice actor and etc that has similar contracts with all production companies, most of whom do not have the resources that ScarJo has.
Disney knows that if ScarJo wins this, they will be forced to equitably distribute income from their streaming service to those who have the right to such things. They do not want that.
They want you to pay your monthly subscription and your $36 early access fee, and they want to pocket all of that money, even though a portion of it should be going to the actors and creators of the film.
They know that if ScarJo wins, they will not be able to hoard as luck money. So they are running a discredit campaign.
“Oh look how heartless ScarJo is, for wanting MORE money even tho she already got $20m, and EVEN THOUGH we’re in a PANDEMIC and there are people DYING. Its so HEARTLESS of her.”
And guess what!! Its working!!!!!! People already aren’t huge fans of ScarJo, for a range of reasons, but mostly, people are falling prey to the propaganda campaign.
Don’t do that. Don’t be the person who thinks an old woman who wants her crazy high medical bills paid because she was handed a poorly secured cup of boiling water is actually just a money grabbing idiot. Don’t be the person who spreads Disney’s “we’re the good guys in this actually” bullshit. Don’t fall for it.
This whole thing is SO much bigger than ScarJo.
my sense of humor: getting birthday cards with the wildly incorrect age on it for people
I see this and raise you: getting cards for a wildly different occasion and customizing them to fit the holiday you need
throwback to the time my partner put in his 2 week notice with a birthday card for a 2 year old
you will not believe the date i just had
I miss this meme
Oh my fucking GOD. Is THAT what that meme is about?
In the UK, these are breadsticks:
They are thin (about 1cm/0.5” diameter), dry, crispy, and usually come in mass produced packets on the tables of very cheap and horrible chain Italian restaurants. This is appropriate, because they are very cheap and horrible snacks. Nobody ever eats them, and although they allege to be a version of the Italian food grissini, I refuse to believe any Italian worth their salt would bake such a tasteless, pointless item.
Imagine then my confusion when in the meme, people are always stuffing breadsticks in their purse. I eventually decided it was part of the meme that was implying the bad date had chosen a shitty restaurant. But now I see a photo and it’s clicked, because I’ve heard of those - they’re like, garlic dough balls but long, right? I can definitely see how those are worth stealing and would at least salvage the evening slightly.
yeah American breadsticks are basically just small soft baguettes that usually have some sort of salt/spices mixture on them, they’re intended to be dipped into a sauce and eaten bite-by-bite and they’re often offered as free unlimited appetizers by Italian-style restaurants like Olive Garden, so you could theoretically just keep putting them in your bag and the waiter would just keep bringing more to your table and that’s why the meme is so funny
y’all heard her
thanks noelle but maybe put more canon trans characters in your show next time
Just thought I’d leave this here.
Being hyper critical of a show that is doing its best for minority representation does nothing to help that they did try. They are paving the way for the next cartoon / or any media in general. Please pass on the message as you see fit.
I’m not even the biggest she ra fan I’m just tired of people clowning on every media that attempts to have lgbtq+ representation, good post
It’s fine to take a moment and celebrate what Noelle did manage to accomplish.
You can want more and adcocate for more, that’s fine, but wanting a better future for LGBTQ+ media doesn’t mean that you have to attack what we have right now.
In fact, it actually helps if you engage with and support media that genuinely tries.
Noelle was fought the whole time on the show’s content. She still managed to get the ending where two women saved the day with the power of their explicitly romantic love. In a kids’ show. How is that not amazing?
I’m over 40. I am TELLING you. This would have been literally unthinkable when I was a kid. Even just 10 years ago it wasn’t a thing that was going to happen. Even FIVE.
Rep for trans folks in media isn’t going to happen all at once. It’s a long and horrible slog. It’s step by step. I, too, want more canon trans characters in shows. Noelle tried. Tested the waters with Perfuma and was strongly denied. You CAN’T BLAME HER. You blame the network. We didn’t get the rep we all want this time. But we got two women in love. Saving the world. With that love. No tragedy, no dead lesbians, but an actual victory. That’s worth celebrating. And it shows the studio execs that you can have this content and not have the show rejected by the public.
God, I feel old and this is irritating.
I come from an era when even the tragic gays and camp comic relief didn’t really exist onscreeen, CERTAINLY not in kids’ shows. A lot of y'all teens and twentysomethings don’t know how good you have it. I hate saying that, it makes me sound like a crotchety old coot, but it’s true. She-Ra was an incredible experience and I cried because this was the cartoon I needed as a kid, and someone like me finally got to be the hero.
Let that sink in. I’m 43. I have only just, for the very first time, gotten a happy ending in a mainstream cartoon where WE saved everyone.
Don’t tell me that doesn’t mean SO MUCH.
I want more, I want better, and She-Ra, with the representation some of y'all consider inadequate, is what will make that possible. Please understand and respect what the show did. It matters.
love triangles can’t exist without at least 1 lgbt person. cishets just don’t know how shapes work
I’ve created this helpful info graphic
Most of the characters that people call a love triangle is really just a love corner. And the woman is usually backed into it.
Reblogging for the last comment
Occasionally forget people genuinely think capitalism is thousands of years old
One time I was talking about Robin Hood with some coworkers and one guy was like “he was bad because the people he helped learned to expect handouts” and I wanted to be like… okay can you explain how that flawed capitalist propaganda applies to feudalism
reminder that capitalism was literally invented in the 16th century
That’s an exaggeration. What was invented in the 16th century was mercantilism. Capitalism really dates for the beginning of the nineteenth century, with the rise of industry and cash crops over artisans and merchants. Vulture capitalism, with the notion that companies have no duties other than generating profit, is even younger.
Capitalism is only 200 years old and I have to say, they have not been an impressive 200 years
I think a lot of this comes from the fact that most people don’t know the formal definition of capitalism. We all know the word, we’ve all seen the jokes, but very few people bother to actually define it unless they’re talking about political theory and philosophy, so it’s easy to end up with the impression that Capitalism = Money Can Be Exchanged For Goods And Services.
Capitalism is the economic system where most of the means of production (i.e. everything people need to have to make the stuff that everyone wants) are owned by private individuals or corporations, who then hire people to provide the labor necessary to produce things, with the intent of selling the output at a profit. It’s the difference between “you’re a carpenter and you make a chair and you sell it” and “you’re Richard Q. Richington who owns a chair factory, and you pay people to sell the chairs you paid other people to make and then all the excess money goes back to you.” There have been Richard Q. Richingtons on and off throughout history, but that being the norm for every single industry is a pretty recent development.
before capitalism- ‘hey kid, do you want an apprenticeship that will lead to you becoming a skilled and well paid tradesman with job security? i your boss gain help in my business in exchange for granting you marketable skills making this mutually beneficial’
after capitalism- ‘hey kid, its time to go into this dangerous environment for 14 hour workdays with 82 other kids and recieve one fifth of a starvation wage and its expected that if you die i shove your corpse into the trash. i your boss am going to claim this is mutually beneficial while i recline in my richly appointed third summer home and watch senators compete for my favor by blocking labor laws’
A lot of the substances we think of as protection against the supernatural (e.g. salt, silver, garlic) are actually antibacterial, and would have helped stave off infections and illnesses that people once attributed to supernatural influence.
Based on this, I want to see a story where vampires are repelled by hand sanitizer.
Have you seen one in the last two years or so?
Ok I took your advice with saying the “woah mama Mia cunt” and I ended up ruining a 6 year friendship and am now blocked on everything but it was worth it. Thank you