I'm Shain, and welcome to my Tumblr, home of my redraw series The Dunning-Kruger Effect on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds. Check the tag "DK effect" to see how much progress in drawing one can make with very little talent and a lot of work. Not very inspiring!
I write and draw 3 weekly webcomics, Georgie Girls, Behind the Blue Door and The Element of Surprise, all on my website, Mister Kitty and Friends.
Being disliked by other racists doesn’t preclude anyone from being an actual racist themselves. Especially if that person has a history of purposely pissing off and alienating their friends.
Bruce Lewis is inviting everyone over to his place to watch Starblazers.
I watched that as a kid (used to run home from school to watch it), and I even got in a fight on the playground with another kid who tried to tell me Battle of the Planets was better. (Obviously, it isn’t.)
Now, I’ve thought about this and decided I really need to not go. As much as I love the show, it’s really more about the host, with whom I’ve had a few disagreements. It’s not that Bruce is an out and out racist, at least not the classic definition of one, or even someone who would aspire to that sort of thing. Sure he’s been involved in a few questionable projects, but actual racists dislike him. I won’t say a guy isn’t allowed to have an opinion. It may be just a political thing. Or it could be the fascist thing. I’m sure he’s got fans out there.
I just wanted to say thank you for your coverage of the Dashcon situation. I've been working and running cons for over 30 years and I've never seen anything like this. You understand how difficult it is to get it right and that it's way too easy to get in over your head. The advice I've always given (and rarely see followed) is to start small and do the best you can. If you can do that, things will build on their own.
Not a problem! And yeah, especially with a niche con that won’t really appeal to the general public, you always need to start small and then let it grow naturally (hopefully in accordance to a growth plan outlined in advance). Like I said, it’s important to have ambition and dream big with your con - you’ve gotta have goals to strive for - but it’s even more important to be pragmatic. I think with better planning, DashCon could have had the potential to be a fun, small first-year con, but according to the personal accounts from former admins, it looks like it was doomed from the beginning.
I’m pretty sure the people responsible for DashCon need to be hunted down in the street like dogs and crucified upside down like the apes in “Beneath The Planet Of The Apes” as a warning to future generations. Quit falling for these scams, and fight back with your fists, you pansies. By the way, this is Dave on Shain’s Tumblr. I started better failed cons than this when those Dashcon losers were still in diapers.
Do you think with the success of that stupid potato salad kickstarter, there will be a surge of copy cat bullshit kickstarters cropping up soon?
This is fantastic. The hip modern version of people self-publishing their own terrible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ripoff in the hopes of striking it rich like Eastman-Laird. At least no college funds or trees are being wasted with these dumb pointless Kickstarters. And let’s face it, probably no potatoes will be either.