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i dont understand how most of mine happened
So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite…
Wait so in the end did you not report it at all? He’s just going to go and do that to another girl. Surely as an adult you would feel obliged to report him? You KNOW he’s attempted to hurt/assault/(things that are beyond disgusting) a little girl and you’ve let him walk free with a few cold glares?
This is like the 4th time someone has said this, and I guess replying to individual posts just isn’t working, so:
- We tried to report it, but surprise, since she didn’t want to talk to anyone else, no one was very apt to take us seriously.
- No one cares if you “heard” a guy was creepin, apparently. And since we didn’t witness it, no one really cared.
- Y’all should really be taking issue with the fact that a little girl knows enough about victim blaming at eleven years old to be scared of telling anyone in case they somehow blame her/don’t believe her.
Define “tried to report it”. Yes, it’s horrifying that the 11 year old was afraid to tell anyone. I’m pretty fucking appalled that you didn’t call the cops. Did you tell her parents? Do you REALIZE why people are responding to this with horror? While it’s great that you protected this girl, now it seems like you just did it to brag about how brave you were and complain about bronies while not actually REPORTING A FUCKING PEDOPHILE. What the fuck is wrong with you? This is not even a “call the con staff” problem this is “CALL THE POLICE”. At the very least TELL HER PARENTS.
Actually, people DO care if a parent or adult reports that a child told them someone creepy was following them, and then observed the terrified behavior of the child. Teachers, for example, report suspected shit all the time.
I’m a little wary of how little information you’re giving about the actual reporting of this incident which makes me think you didn’t even try.
The fuck is wrong with you! You should be contacting the convention NOW. RIGHT NOW. And giving them a description of this person. You should be giving US a description of this person so we can protect other children. I’m taking issue with your fucking inaction to protect children at a convention and then BRAGGING about it on tumblr.
guess what though. people often don’t care if you report that a someone creepy was following a kid, or that someone creepy was assaulting a kid, or that someone creepy raped a kid.
source: personal experience. I was raped for years as a child. many people knew and did nothing. other people suspected and also did nothing. I told a couple of people, who did nothing. kids, especially ones who don’t want to or can’t talk, are frequently written off as huge liars by parents, teachers, doctors, cops. (parents, teachers, doctors, and cops can be ASSHOLES. surprise!)
and yet, here you sit, criticizing the living shit out of someone who in a critical moment helped protect a little girl from a fucking pedophile who was literally hunting her. really? who the fuck are you, Snidely Whiplash?
OP tried to report to someone, who decided to look the other way. that is not OP’s fault. why aren’t you reaming the person OP reported to?
don’t don’t DON’T blame the people who try to help, even if it doesn’t seem — to you— like they accomplished much in the end. even if you don’t think she did it perfectly. there are so goddamn few who even bother to try.
tbh I’d rate OP a fucking A+. you know why? that fucking pedophile didn’t kidnap a child.
Amazing. You realize you just said that you, a child, reported this to adults and they did nothing. Then you’re complimenting these people WHO ARE ADULTS WHO DID NOTHING. Yes, I’m criticizing adults who don’t do shit to protect the other children at this convention. For all we know, he made off with another fucking kid while they were valiantly NOT TELLING THE CHILD’S PARENTS. Just because people MIGHT not do anything doesn’t mean don’t report it, what the ACTUAL fuck is wrong with you?
fucking seriously, it’s not rocket science: as survivors we can relate to the fear and even feel good that someone even CARED, because for many of us, no one cared. but the cold truth is that we’re adults now and it’s our jobs to do whatever we can to protect children, including confronting our fear and doing whatever we can to report incidents like this and make sure pedophiles no longer have access to children.
like, there’s this abstract “yay this adult cared for a child” but there’s also the reality of the situation— this REALLY happened, this guy is STILL out there, and instead of wanking about it on tumblr we need to be finding him and KEEPING HIM FROM THIS CHILD AND OTHER CHILDREN.
this is how kids keep getting abused. it’s a simple solution: OP needs to actually report this crime. i don’t want them to feel ashamed or anything i just want them to report this crime
im thinking of making an image only tumblr since i dont seem to have the self control to do that here
dont hate i just love rose
Sakuracon is tomorrow! Come see us and say hi if you’re attending! Small Press area: SP06!!!
We’ll have new pages up again on April 23rd! Nilus is apologizing on behalf of our weary old bodies for the lack of updates until then!
COME SEE US! MORE IMPORTANTLY COME SEE ME.
ALL ABOUT ME.
Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she was interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.
it’s terribly sad that this woman is in jail for trying to make her life and the life of her children better but aLSO OMFG THEY PRESUMABLY GAVE THE WOMAN ON THE RIGHT HER CHILD BACK WHAT IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE EVER
Legacies & Migrations: Two Artists Return to the Philippines
HELLO FRIENDS, READERS, & TUMBLR-COMMUNITY IN GENERAL!
my brother and i are embarking on an art-research adventure, but we need YOUR SUPPORT to make it happen! a little bit about our project:
Like many Filipino families, ours carries living memories stretching back to the handover at the end of Spanish-American war, through the Japanese Occupation during WWII, the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and the People Power Revolution, the Asian Financial Crisis, and more contemporaneous pressures that have scattered Filipinos across the globe in search of better ways of living.
For men and women of our generation, the ongoing impact of these events is gradually being forgotten as elders take their stories to the grave and migrant Filipinos adopt the narratives of their new home nations.
We would like to use our own family history as a case study and point of entry for questions that we have about a postcolonial inheritance of longing, belonging, and loving. We want the chance to ask: what are the threads that bind us together, across space and time?
We need your help to begin a period of generative investigation, starting this summer. The histories we will discover and record have huge impact and importance—primary sources of Filipino life during and after Japanese occupation are few and far between.
Besides academic potential, this trip holds personal and sentimental importance for both of us. We have not seen our family in the Philippines, including our 13 year old brother, for at least three years now. Because our family history is Filipino history, we want to learn it all and find a beautiful and meaningful way to preserve our stories.
We are reaching out to you to help support a summer of research in the Philippines, where we will be visiting sites, collecting stories, and laying the groundwork for what will be a novel based loosely on our family history.
please, please, PLEASE visit our indiegogo for the full story, and support if you can! donations, reblogs, and shares are all encouraged and appreciated! thank you so much.
UPDATE: HELLO FRIENDS! we are past the $1,000 mark which means that i am so SO close to being able to purchase a plane ticket to see my family and baby brother! please please please check out my campaign to support and/or share! so full of love & excitement on this day
moon bunny moon bunny moon
also more circles orz
I wanted to post the lines from this because I think they turned out pretty neat. I am not sure how to render the final image! This kind of indecision happens to me a lot—I don’t know whether it’s because I just love lines or because color how do. HOW DO
i feel those feels
layeyes asked: sup love, digging the art and the zine idea hope it blows up. geez I know my art poly friends that would love to hear that this exist. much love to da work yah! Take it easy XD
yay!! i hope you all contribute!! thanks for the message!!
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ok ok a page is up aaarrghh
ummm i forgot to post this!!!
i call this piece ‘I use A Lot of teal backgrounds feat. potters, past and present’
omg send help im dying
My name is Akintunde Ahmad, and I am a senior at Oakland Technical High School. I am aware that many of you have heard about my story recently in the news. It is true, I am headed to one of the nations top universities, although I have not yet decided which one. However, at these schools my expected family contribution is still in the range of $17,000 to $28,000. That is why I would greatly appreciate any donations, as many people have expressed that they would like to help me with college tuition in any possible.
Thank you in advance,
this kid has a 5.0 gpa (which means he got straight As in AP classes) and a perfect score on the SATs why are colleges not paying HIM to choose them omfg give him money
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