"Which. You know what? In what universe is it okay to use your very large platform to encourage your followers to harass someone? Adria Richards and Anita Sarkeesian are only two of the most recent and prominent examples of the effects that online harassment can have. There is a long and sad history online of women being harassed for DARING to commit the CRIME of HAVING OPINIONS WHILE FEMALE.

And for people who’d say “well they didn’t actually tell their fans to harass you”? BULLSHIT. They made posts in which they called me things like “laughable”, “embarrassing”, and “smug”, then continued to encourage the anger in the thread that resulted. Nor did they make any attempts to dissuade potential harassers, or tell people who made threatening comments to back off. These are grown-ass-men who pointed their very large audiences at me and told them what a terrible person I was on the internet because they want me to shut the fuck up."

Anna Kreider, Regarding Entirely Predictable Backlash

Ever heard of the Wheaton Defense, creators? It’s linking something you disagree with with disparaging commentary (not actual discourse or thought out opinions) knowing your fanbase will pile on and attack this person while blindly supporting your opinion. Forcing the dissenter by sheer numbers and harassment of your much larger following to shut up without ever having to acknowledge they may have made some valid points or engage in actual discourse with the dissenter. Don’t do that. Please. You don’t have to agree with them. You really don’t. — But as the person in  position of greater power, you have the responsibility to not be the asshat that sicks your legion on someone less famous than you. You can ignore them if you don’t wish to engage. You can say hey, I don’t agree with this interpretation because X and Y. You should not link your legion of followers to them only saying the less famous person is “arrogant” or “stupid” for having a dissenting opinion means they should have their right to opinion/talk revoked. 

As osheamobile said in a twitter conversation earlier this month (because he has good opinions and I generally like them):

One of these days I’m going to write a primer on “How To Be A Celebrity On The Internet”. A chapter in the book “How To Be A Celebrity On The Internet”: Actions Have Consequences (OR, you have rabid fans, try to remember this). That chapter will be about 80% of the book and will consist of the sentence “PEOPLE THINK DEFENDING YOU IS COOL” over and over again. Also known as the Wheaton Defense. There will be a subchapter called “AND STOP ENCOURAGING THEM TO DO SO”, also known as the Penny Arcade Corollary. The closing bit of that chapter will be subtitled “Please try to tell your fans not to react like this”, as per the Cleolinda Jones Act. So titled because cleolinda will, every so often, sit her readers down and say “Look, we do not do this and this is why.

(via elfgrove)

(via osheamobile)

virginiagentlenerd:

adriofthedead:

I imagine that this movie would be much more enjoyable if all the dialogue were replaced with those from Kate Beaton’s comics

DAISY WHERE IS THE BABY 

(Source: jossarian, via benfunkyhauser)

sparklefairydust:

askthegrandhighboob:

fullofsinfullust:

zzazu:

trenzalord:

geometricdeathtrap:

pugsies:

PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD. Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well. Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc. Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc. Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 
Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:
Do not touch it
Do not touch it
Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.
I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 
These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.
This shit is bad news

PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.

sparklefairydust:

askthegrandhighboob:

fullofsinfullust:

zzazu:

trenzalord:

geometricdeathtrap:

pugsies:

PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD.

Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles
and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!

If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is
boiling hot as well.

Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.
Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 

Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:

  • Do not touch it
  • Do not touch it
  • Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
  • Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
  • Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.

I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 

These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.

This shit is bad news

PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.

(via wolfmance)

zealouscorgi:

i forgot what i was doing

saw a gif of this but i can’t remember where i saw it fff if anyone knows, please tell me!

(via wolfmance)

"People run from rain but
sit
in bathtubs full of
water."

Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)

Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”

(via coolestpriest)

(Source: cachaemic, via jerryseinfeld420)

zkac:

what’s Whitney Houston’s favorite type of coordination?

HAAAAAAAAAND EYEEEEEEEEEE

(via ezrakoenig420)

nyupanties:

im aiming for the “shes a badass and cute as hell but I wouldn’t touch her without asking” look

(Source: reifaun, via doctorrwhoo)

gentlemanbones:

emberkeelty:

andthatsterrible:

Everybody knows about the “Forty” entry. Nobody seems to have considered that the other numbers would be just as ridiculous.

Seriously WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE

That is TOO MANY BEES WHEN YOU ARE TINY.

gentlemanbones:

emberkeelty:

andthatsterrible:

Everybody knows about the “Forty” entry. Nobody seems to have considered that the other numbers would be just as ridiculous.

Seriously WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE

That is TOO MANY BEES WHEN YOU ARE TINY.

(via liamdryden)

Tags: cute!

cinyma:

The making of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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