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  2. This has nothing to do with kickstarter but here we go.

    anon asked:

    I watched a video awhile back where someone ordered pizza for a homeless couple. They said they hadn’t eaten for days and they were so joyful they started crying. Before then I never truly understood what being poor/homeless meant and how much I take the little things for granted, like being able to order pizza. I noticed there were more videos like it and they all really touched me. Now whenever I see a homeless person, I help out however I can and I’ve been voluntarily/donating to a food bank for 3 years now. Seeing people help one another inspires us to do the same, so I really don’t think those videos/instagrams/etc are as bad you think they are. Most people don’t do those sort of things because they’re evil and want to “exploit da homeless 4 views!!” they do it because they want to inspire others to do the same. So, really… stop being so fucking cynical about everything. The homeless people smiling in the videos certainly don’t mind, so why should you?

    First of all, I apologize if I sounded incredibly cynical. I definitely am to a fault. That is insanely good that you help out and volunteer! I’m in no way saying that seeing those videos/photos and being inspired is a bad thing. I think, however, you are the exception to the rule. 

    I can’t reconcile the fact that if those people who advertise their humanitarian efforts were truly great people they would be doing it regularly—and maybe some of them are. I don’t know. Why you gotta make a big fuss and bask in the adulation of online strangers?

    It just feels so.. hacky.

    Anyway, enough. Here are some fat dogs in a bathtub.

     

  3. Anonymous said: I'm confused- I checked out Ami's blog and I found no noncon porn/peens anywhere?

    There’s a second nsfw blog that I had to dig a little bit to find. I don’t know how to judge whether cartoons are consenting to sex but either way that’s not a good look on someone trying to get a show on Nickelodeon

     

  4. Anonymous said: The Miss Officer project is bad because the creator Ami likes to draw non-con and shota, generally including a trans character as the victim. She openly fetishizes rape and pedophilia. The slur in her old URL isn't the issue.

    I found that persons tumblr and it’s full of pee pees and cartoons doing the nasty. Its disgusting

     

  5. Anonymous said: C'mon man- what happened to the time you didn't respond to dumb asks but instead posted pics of ridiculous animals. I miss that shit!

     
  6. This looks cool for the five seconds between seeing it and realizing the entire phone is being held up by a flimsy connector less than a centimeter wide

    Growing up as a magician, my goal has always been to add magic into every aspect of my life. I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of levitation. Something about an object just floating in midair has always appealed to my creative side.  Introducing magic into our everyday lives has become a personal challenge for me. I wanted to develop a stand that would allow my phone to float above my desk in a useful way while attracting some amused attention. 

    Impress your friends with the sleight-of-hand required to make a piece of micro-USB disappear into your phone’s charging port!!!!! The highlight of the video is 2 minutes in when he tries to demonstrate using the phone as the stand holds it up. The first time he holds it in place from the top with his other hand but the second time he forgets and it starts wobbling all over the place

     

  7. Anonymous said: That whole business with Anita Sarkeesian and the $1,000 shoe? A literal out-and-out lie. Check Daily Dot, story title: Anita Sarkeesian is not stealing Kickstarter money to buy Gucci shoes. It's an out-and-out blatant lie.

    gucci gucci louis louis fendi fendi prada / female vanity reinforces a sexist trope so i dont even bother

     

  8. Anonymous said: please reconsider your writer who wrote the bear and policewoman article. while i agree its mess, whats an ever bigger mess is the writing. its atrocious. someone handed some half drunk a keyboard and an article and they hammered out absolute bollock. please consider a revision at the very least, because i love this tumblr and dont want to see it crash.

    Dear Anon,

    The author in question has just been killed by the remaining staff members of this blog.

    It seemed like hours.. but it couldn’t have been more than a few minutes. We stood over his lifeless body in shock at what had happened. No one wanted to say it, but we all knew what we had become. Killers. Monsters. Madmen. We took his life from him. If there was indeed a hell, it would surely be waiting for us now.

    Something inside us had changed. Our insides had turned sour. 

    With a slow, deliberate pace, we began to move. One by one we turned our backs to what we had done. We returned our desks and began to blog.

    Best, 

    YKS

     

  9. Anonymous said: so tell me how you feel about Doobie's Dog House

    damn I didn’t know about this. or maybe we posted this last year. I forget http://mishkafaulken.com/2014/01/23/doobies-dog-house-saga-rough-timeline-and-analysis/

     

  10. Anonymous said: I actually follow lemonteaflower and she's pretty sweet and about the 'livethefaggotry' url she did explain that she was young and didn't understand/ used it because she herself is lgbt but she realised it was offensive and changed it and has apologised multiple times idk why people are hounding her about it, and also, the bear from the picture is fine, there was another bear cub euthanised but it wasn't the one from the picture

    I didn’t post that one and I sort of skimmed through it but I will post this to present all sides of the issue

    -db (diarrhea balls. not dogboner)

     
  11. I have been working on this project for a long time now.  Hot sauce is something I love, along with cooking, so I decided to merge the two passions.  Hot sauce is a project with great potential, many people around the world are always looking for the next great hot sauce.  I have had many satisfied trials of my current recipes.  This project is gaining popularity and I hope to have it launched in small market by the end of the year.

    Having a glaring error in the title of your campaign and using 50x50 clip art of a hot pepper instead of a video is a good way to not get $25,000 from strangers. Try again, Mark

     

  12. louie-d-zavattoni said: re: anita, what i've been hearing is that she didn't seem to do anything with the cash that improved the video quality directly (makeup and a bit higher quality, but nothing else was done and she stole art from Google searches and edited them for her show, and when asked to take them down, tried to claim she was a 'non-profit organization' so she didn't have to pay or request to use it.) also she apparently tweeted buying thousand dollar shoes w/ the kickstarter money, like, wow

    We’ve gotten like 19 “Alright look, here’s the deal..” messages about that Anita thing from a year(?) ago. I’m answering this ask publicly so you guys know our inbox is working. 

    From what I remember some nerds got mad about something and I think I remember being happy about that at the time (a nerd killed my parents) 

    I will take a second look at the Anita Sarkisesenne kickstarter. 

    Bless.

    -db

     
  13. Alright, here’s a big mess of a thing that’s making it’s way around the tumblrverse? tumblesphere?.

    I’m going to try and sum it up as best I can. *deep breath*

    Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles started as a photograph of RCMP officer Suzanne Bourque, turned cute drawing by the original artist Ami Guillén, that went viral across the internet. 

    The person who made the cartoony reimagined drawings of the officer and the bear now wants to make a full fledged cartoon out of the concept. 

    Our ultimate goal is to have Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles developed as a 22-minute (half hour) series. We will pursue working with traditional networks like Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network, as well as new means of media like Amazon or Netflix Originals.

    Okay cool, I guess. Not really my cup of tea but maybe some people would like to see this. So whats the big deal. Why is everyone in an uproar? There seems to be a lot going on.

    First, lemonteaflower, the artist responsible for creating the concept, used to go by another name “livethefaggotry” which is, uhh, not good yeah. This person is 18, though, so a teen doing stupid shit isn’t really all that shocking. 

    Second, according to this post their former animators were treated like shit.  

    Third, according to this article from The Daily Dot, the bear from the photo might be dead now which, I don’t really understand how it relates to the cartoon or why this is important but ok. 

    Fourth uhh I don’t remember what we were talking about. 

    Five that bear cub in the original photo is extremely cute. 

    You guys are on your own on this one, sorry.

    Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles

     

  14. My Homeless Experience

    From the submitter:

    College graduate becomes voluntarily homeless for a couple of months, grows beard, decides the lifestyle is not for him. give him nine thousand bucks so he can write and print a book about his struggle.

    some might argue that this money would be put to better use at a homeless charity, but if Rich’s book raises sufficient public awareness then soon we won’t even NEED homeless charities

    Love these kickstarters where middle class/upper-middle class white people decide to go on a journey of self-discovery by becoming one of the poors. So you try on a different hat and ultimately decide it doesn’t look good on you and then you write a book and sell it to other people who have the money available to spend it on something like a book so they have this third-hand experience about what it’s really like to be homeless. All the while real ass people don’t have food, a change of clothes, a warm meal and have gained absolutely nothing from your experiment. 

    This just seems so perverse and exploitative.

    Maybe the guy had good intentions. It certainly sounds that way but geeze louise, man.

    Please don’t write books about your three month long stint as a homeless guy. Please don’t sell a book about the time you, as a lark, decided to be a homeless dude for awhile. Please don’t ask for nine grand for your book.

    Please do donate to charities, volunteer at shelters/food banks/soup kitchens etc.

    Side note, please don’t tweet about how you gave some homeless dude your leftovers. Don’t vine yourself giving homeless people money. Don’t make homeless people pose for instagram photos with you holding the money. Why is it so hard to be a good person without telling everyone you’re a good person. Why is it so difficult not to treat homeless people like props in exchange for the new currency of likes and retweets.

    My Homeless Experience in Chicago

    h/t kevinsnow

     
  15. At first I thought this was metacommentary or something but it’s just someone dumb enough to make bootleg t-shirts with trademarked company logos and then try to sell them through the company in question