ATTENTION ALL HOMESTUCK FANS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY (NEW YORK)/NEW YORK CITY/LONG ISLAND OR ANYWHERE CLOSE!
Do you like cons? I bet you do. They’re fucking fantastic. But you know what sucks? Those high entrance fees. Also the LONG DISTANCE to get to them. I mean, who wants to rent a hotel for WAY too much money and pay over 50$ just to go to a con??
Don’t you just want to meet some fellow Homestuck fans? Cosplay together and find ones that live relatively close to you so you can easily hang out again??
Then man you have got to get your ass to NON-CON.
Now you may be thinking, ‘What the hell is Non-Con?’
Non-Con is a con at VASSAR COLLEGE in POUGHKEEPSIE. (for all you high-schoolers, this is also a great time to check out this college in person) Check out this kick ass looking school. Even better, there’s a Metro-North train right from GRAND CENTRAL to Poughkeepsie.
FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.
OFFICIAL PAGE HERE.
It’s February 22-24, and guess what Homestucks? The admission cost is only 19$ at the door, and 12$ if you pre-register here. What’s even better? If you’re a student at any college or highschool, you get in FREE with just a school ID. I mean come on, what’s better than a free Con?
I’ll tell you what. On the 23rd (the Saturday) there is going to be a HOMESTUCK PANEL. Pretty great right? You get to ask your favorite characters questions, and see them interact! (Please note it’s a PG-13 panel though)
It’s even run by THIS COOL CHICK.
And you know what would be really great on top of you coming? YOU GETTING TO BE IN THE PANEL! Auditions are due at the end of the day to day, but there will shortly be a second round of auditions! We still don’t have auditions for: ERIDAN, TAVROS, EQUIUS, SOLLUX, KARKAT, KANAYA, DIRK, JAKE, or JANE. Also if you act quick, there are still characters that have been auditioned for that you could still grab the part of! Audition info is here, and trust me, it’s really not hard to do.
Even if you don’t want to be on the panel, please come! It’ll be super cool and just like a meet up, but with more to do and a goddamn beautiful ass location.
I’m counting on you guys! We had so many people at HoHoNewYearStuck - I’m sure we can just as easily get that many again! So even if you’re not going, tell a friend! Spread the word, but please try to come! I can guarantee you it’ll be awesome. <3
Signal boost this if you can. Seriously, the more the turnout, the better.
Ahhh the concert I am going to is the night of the 22nd, then Valentines Day stuck is the 23, and this con goes to the 24th?
sdjifhuis I want to audition for Karkat too ToT
Can I crash at someone’s place for a few nights?
if you live in NYC and want to go to a winter homestuck meetup in central park please consider going to this http://www.facebook.com/events/430555420327417/ meetup! Thanks!
…here’s my new blog dedicated to just my art. http://gilsarmory.tumblr.com/
I’m still using this one, but as you can tell from the title, it’s going to be my “normal” blarg, whereas Rings, Pliers & Co. is my “serious buisiness” blog.
Thank you all for following me, and if you are interested in my artsy stuff, follow my new blog too!
I don’t usually call the internet to arms but REBLOG THE EVER LIVING FUCK OUT OF THIS.
Joao Simoes is HIV positive. He went to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ and for an undisclosed reason, was admitted to the mental health wing.
According to a complaint filed with the state of New Jersey, Dr. Borja of the Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry approached Simoes and after looking at his file, asked how he contracted HIV. His response was, ”I got it from unprotected sex.” The complaint then says that “Dr. Borga closed the plaintiff’s file, put it down and looked at plaintiff with disgust on her face and asked, coldly, “Is that from sex with men?”
Simoes says he responded affirmatively and that, “immediately after hearing this, Dr. Borga proceeded to exit the room.” After this consultation, no nurse or doctor came to see Simoes, even though he told them that he needed to take his HIV medication, according to the complaint. (source, Courthouse News Service)
According to Simoes, three days passed before he was allowed to contact his personal physician. It was at that time he learned that Borja had already spoken to his doctor. “You must be gay, too, if you’re his doctor,” accused Borga. “Additionally, apparently realizing that plaintiff’s doctor had an accent, Dr. Borga exclaimed, ‘What, do you need a translator?’ to which plaintiff’s doctor had again responded that Dr. Borga needed to give plaintiff his HIV medication,” the complaint states. “Dr. Borga responded to plaintiff’s doctor by stating, ‘This is what he gets for going against God’s will,’ and hung up the phone on plaintiff’s doctor.”
Borja even refused to allow Simoes’ sister to visit. His sister, did, however, leave HIV medicine at the nurses’ station. The nurses eventually gave the medicine to Simoes, but not before he had missed five doses.
HEY LOOK WHAT’S EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC:
DR. SUSAN V. BORJAS
TRINITAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
655 EAST JERSEY STREET, ELIZABETH NJ 07206
PHONE: (908) 994-7166
Don’t let this thing continue practicing medicine. Imagine a child’s life in the hands of this monstrosity.
Wow fuck that lady.
This woman does not deserve a medical license.
There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t say this…and this is going to be that time of the day right now: Fuckin’ New Jersey.
I fucking hate this goddamn son of a bitch ass state.
We have the worst people in medicine here. Shit like this goes on all the time.
I had a friend who, after having sex, realized that the condom broke. She went to get Plan B. The pharmacist scolded her with an attitude, “Next time use a condom!”
I have another friend who has such bad anxiety, that she needs to draw while in therapy in order to settle her mind and be receptive to what is being said to her. Her main therapist told her it was okay, and she encourages the drawing, but the second therapist in the room, after 3 months, told my friend that she needed to stop drawing, because SHE didn’t like people who drew (I’m NOT kidding).
Now my friend was unable to focus at all, and had to end up leaving the center she was at so that she could get new doctors because the therapist that bothered her about the drawing, kept harassing her thereafter.
My own experience? I was sexually abused by someone in my family when I was younger. Later in my life I was sexually molested by a “family friend”. The thought of pregnancy terrifies me. It was because of that, that fueled one of the reasons why I never wanted kids all my life.
At age 24 I finally got permission from my gynecologist (after asking for YEARS) to get a tubal ligation (doctor’s don’t want to do it on women for various NON-MEDICAL REASONS, especially if you haven’t had kids yet).
When I went to the hospital to get it done, the nurse assigned to me was more than nasty. She called me disgusting. She told me such things as, “I can’t believe you would do this to yourself.”
She went out and hugged my mom with huge sympathy while saying, “I hope you are okay with her doing this. You can talk to me if you need to. I’m sorry you will never have grandchildren.”
Thankfully I have an awesome mom, and she put the bitch in her place…
But still…I know the HIV situation is A LOT more severe than my stories, but I just need to point out that this unprofessional shit goes on in NJ all the time.
Well~ Signal boost for Joao Simoes too ♥
Hello. As most of you avid FF readers may have figured out by now, fanfiction.net has been doing a mass purge of the site and getting rid of a lot of stories that break the rules. When one of my own stories was deleted and my account was suspended for three days, I figured it was just the site moderators going through and doing some kind of routine check. However, when I found out that more and more people were having their work deleted - in some cases, just because the summary was “inappropriate” - something told me I had to look into this. The facts about what’s really going on may surprise you.
The people in charge of this mass deletion of stories are not site moderators. They are normal users of the site like anyone else. If you go to their profiles, you’ll see that they even have work of their own. They call themselves Critics United and they basically have nothing better to do except sit around and comb through the site for any story that has some kind of minor infraction. They then post it on their forum (most seem to be on either this thread or this thread, also here) so that other members of the group can go en masse to the story and not only report it for violating the guidelines, but also bully the author via review.
It’s one thing to quietly report a story that you think has broken the rules without saying a word to the author about it. However, what these people are doing is bullying. Earlier today I screenshotted some of the reviews that they’ve been leaving on the stories they go after, and some of what they say is truly sickening.
These are only a few examples. If you browse through their forum you’ll be able to see just how intense they get. As you can see from the reviews I posted above, these people aren’t just “critics” - they are bullies. The “constructive criticism” they supposedly dole out is anything but - something tells me that true constructive critics would not use words like “shitfic” or “toxic crap.” And by posting the links to these stories in their forums, it enables everyone else in the group to go and bully these authors as well.
(Funny thing is, they complain when the authors respond to them with less-than-pleasant words. I wonder why.)
Anyway, I think something needs to be done. Critics United prides itself on being strict followers of the rules and site guidelines; however, they fail to notice that they themselves are also breaking an important rule - no bullying or harassment. Unfortunately I don’t think there’s an easy solution to this problem, seeing as there’s no way to report specific users - only block them. However, I dothink it is important for everyone to know exactly what is going on. I know a lot of people were upset by what’s been happening, and they deserve to know the truth.
If you have any questions please feel free to message me on here or on my fanfiction.net account. That’s all.
They’re legitimately reporting stuff for being in second person? Let me guess: it breaks the rule that says you can’t involve the reader in the story. Except that’s not actually the purpose of second person.
This is ridiculous.
This is horrible - what this group is doing isn’t constructive criticism, it’s organized censorship and bullying. Jesus.
FFN has allowed this sort of activity by site “users” since at least 2001, if not earlier. They’re inherently untrustworthy and not a viable place for longterm hosting of fics.
I still have 2 AO3 invites sitting around! If you want one, hit me in my ask with the email address I should send it to.
I don’t have any AO3 invites myself, but doing a signal boost.
The fact that the site mods and admins are actually taking action on these reports - likely without even READING the stories in question, is the main reason I’m taking steps to move away from FF.net
I’m going to continue posting my drabbles and gen-fic there until the drabbles are complete (I’m currently at 161 of 221), at which point I will cease posting permanently, and only post on AO3.
I’ve requested a handful of AO3 invites, but they’re being overloaded with requests and server issues currently due to the mass influx of people leaving FF.net so it may take a while, but if any of you authors want to make the move, please let me know. I’d prefer to start giving the invites to people who actually have fic to post, rather than people who just want to interact, since you can comment/kudos on AO3 without an account, and subscribe via RSS.
the FUCK is wrong with these assholes?
Signal boosting this. Holy crap, this is horrible
I need 10 bucks for the night so I can feed myself. SO!
I am opening up commissions!
Sketches are $1! Any color, any character, no extra charge for more than one character.
Line art will be $2! Again no extra cost for extra characters but please no more than three.
One character full color is $4!
2+ characters full color is $5! (any more than three is an extra dollar each)
I’ll do almost anything you want as long as I have a good ref.
If you order a line art or anything above that I will show you a sketch before I give you my paypal to pay to make sure you like it. ;D
Thank you for your time guys.
COMMISSION HER! She has an amazingly cute style <333
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