Surely by now you've heard about the surreal meltdown of the Tumblr con called DashCon in Chicago over the weekend. So I was there, along with many friends, and it was quite an experience.
I was invited to be a special guest over a year ago, and I was really flattered. TBH I might not have attended the con otherwise, because I generally enjoy smaller single-fandom cons more than big, multi-fandom things -- as this one was being marketed to be. I should note at this point that I was never offered any kind of comps. Apparently other special guests were flown out and had their rooms paid for and everything, but I was not offered any of that. I paid my own way -- which is totally fine, I should say. A couple of months ago more friends from threepatch decided to go, and we asked DashCon if TPP could be listed on the special guest page like the Baker Street Babes (and I) were. We were declined, something we were later grateful for.( This is gonna get long, so I'll cut. )
NOTE: I will probably continue editing and adding stuff to this post as I think about more.
This website masquerading as a Christian website for kids is a joke. But at first glance, I wasn't sure. Be hot for Jesus, kids! The "spiritual safety tip" about what to do if you happen upon an atheist is truly bizarre. ZOMG TELL A GROWNUP! DON'T TALK TO THEM!!! *snerk*
Oh, and seriously, click through the "creation science" questions and their answers, which are HILARIOUS. Did you know Tyrannosaurus Rex was an herbivore? Or that Neanderthals were just regular humans who had big foreheads because of that pesky "flood-cloud-related rickets"? *sporfle*
Of course, it's less funny when you realize that people out there actually believe this shit. :-P
Edit: OMG, the art page! Check out the last picture here.
I need to be better about crediting: Seen on Pandagon.
It just can't be real. It's waaay over the top, full of winks and nudges, and is hilariously campy at moments. It seems more like a parody of right wing bigots than a serious attempt to promote those bigoted beliefs. It's almost like one of Andy Samberg's SNL videos. The line about sodomy seriously made me choke on my coffee. That other guy who keeps popping up in the video is pretty hot. If it is real, I'm thinking this "ex-gay" Donnie Davies guy is a glutton for punishment. I love how he calls Oscar Wilde a "reformed homosexual" on the "ministry's" web page. 0_o
Oh, and he has a list of "gay bands" that parents should know about, because if your kid is listening to any of them, ZOMG THEY MIGHT BE GAY. Since when is Metallica a gay band? *scratches head*
I really can't tell is this is a joke or not. Is he a bigoted asshat or a very clever parodist? What do you think?
Edit: I fucking LOVE Michael Moore!!!
Edit 2: You Tube took the video down, but he put up a short video that says "God Hates Censorship" a half an hour ago (8:40-ish CST) here. Bwahaha, go spam him! Video can be seen here. (Thanks, puma_gottin!)
I should probably thank the person on my flist who pointed me to this wank, but... I'm not sure she'd like to be recognized for that. :-P
Edit: OMG, the ads on the sidebar of my gmail while I'm reading the comments in this thread! *sporfle*
2. ( So, WTF Faith Hill? )
Her publicist has apparently said she didn't know she was on camera and that she was joking. Don't those two things seem contradictory? Hmmm...
3. Have you ever Mary-Sued yourself into a fandom dream? I dreamed I was in a Buffy episode last night. I was totally a Mary Sue, too -- helping Buffy kick ass, giving Willow tips on magic, making out with Spike... I was a little mortified when I woke up. But I have to admit I liked it. ;-)
ETA: It's definitely a scam. darththalia took one for the team to find out. Wow, links to all sorts of sites where the fanfic is already free. Idiots.