arrives 15 minutes late to avenge with starbucks
Okay so I’m panicking. Just a little.
Dear friends, shoot me friend codes for the Dragon Con app if you’ll be using it.
I just tried to discretely use one of the body sprays at work cuz it was called Fantasy Forest and I was like…. I’m down…. BUT IT JUST SMELLS LIKE REALLY STRONG DIRT AND A GUY YELLED “WHO SPRAYED THAT FOREST ELF SHIT” FROM ACROSS THE STORE
I need to know where this body spray is for sale… because of reasons.
You know that XKCD comic about the joy of getting to inform people when they don’t know something you thought was common knowledge (even if only within certain circles)? Yeah, that one.
Got to experience that today, and it is a delight.
In a very break-the-twilight-noob-no-i’m-not-making-this-up sort of way, because 2000s con culture.
Many years ago, before the term ‘weeaboo’ was a thing and US anime conventions and cosplay were a young and burgeoning community… In this age when US manga and anime distribution still thrived, adult-oriented manga were still fairly hard to come by, and doujin even more so. In the stalls of the dealers room appeared booths hawking doujinshi, primarily of the male/male variety and selling with little regard as to the age of the purchasers — many of whom were underage ladies, hyped up on ramune and pocky, and discivering sex and kink via doujin. No one is sure just who started it, but these booths added to thier stock the soon to be infamous “yaoi paddles”. [photo] Some stories claim they would sell the paddles to underage customers and include free “gift” doujin with it in order to skirt the don’t sell porn to minors rules. These “yaoi paddles” were wooden sticks approximately the size and shape of a boat paddle with either “yaoi”, “uke”, or “seme” screen printed on the sides. [photo] Excitable sugar-high teenager ran around hitting each other and eventually hitting strangers with these paddles (typically on the arse) to share the yaoi “love”. The behavior of sneaking up and hitting unexpecting cosplayers and random men without consent became so rampant that conventions have largely outlawed the devices on the con floor, some cons banning them even from being sold on site.
I’m not sure when they were formally banned most places, but they were still big business in 2005. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2005-06-02/yaoi-paddle-upgrade …
They were originally $30~40/each. I wonder what they run these days.
So apparently consuming blood is illegal in Louisiana
How much blood did people have to drink before it was banned?
wow guys Guardians of the Galaxy looks great
So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.
I’m dubious. I should read a passage:
It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
You have some explaining to do, Canada.
even worse, you gave this book one of your most prestigious awards?!?!?!
“Since their creation in 1937, the Governor General’s Literary Awards have become one of Canada's most prestigious prizes…”
I am disappoint. :(
Twilight. I think we’re done here.
Firstly, we never gave Twilight a prestigious award.
Secondly, they are still two consenting adult human beings in the story. This a bear. A BEAR.
Firstly, y’all made it a multi-million dollar film series. That’s worse.
And secondly, a librarian and a bear are still better than Edward and Bella.
If ever the Made Of Fail Network needed to resuscitate Straight Guy Reviews Of Bad Romance novels…
the best headline i’ve ever read.
yes. apparently a kid was screaming in line behind him about wanting pie, so he bought every single one. 23 pies. then slowly ate them as he stared at the kid and kid’s mom.
This is amazing
OKAY so my mom found this article (or one about the same event) on Facebook. Basically what happened was, this guy went into BK with a headache, and while he was in line this kid and his mother enter the restaurant. The kid begins throwing a fit, screaming (I quote) “I want a fucking pie!” This is a child, mind you. His mother, on the phone, ignores the kid. The man’s headache got worse because of this screaming kid and he asked the woman if she could control her child. She told him to stop telling him how to raise her kid and went back to talking on the phone. So the guy orders his burger and all the pies they had- 23. He proceeded to the exit, only to hear the woman yell, “What do you mean, you don’t have any pies?” The cashier helplessly points out the man who bought all the pies. Our hero, to rub salt in the wound, slowly starts eating a pie before leaving.