ROOMIES FOR OTAKON 2014- LETS TRY THIS AGAIN!!1
Heya cosplay and con goers a like!
The room I am staying in needs more people to lessen the price of their hotel room cost. So far we have 5 people and are looking for 7 or more.
Or hotel is right across the street from the convention.
The room is 150$ from Thrusday to Monday, total. If more people come however the price will prolly drop down to 100.
The rules of the room are simple:
Have to be 18 and over.
Not an asshole.
No sex in the room.
No Smoking in the room.
food for the room- that is just nice manors.
Shower at least once a day or every other day.
Again, don’t be an asshole.
For more information either message me or contact person whose room it is- her tumblr vihtalaini.
HOT TOPIC WHITE-WASHED HOMESTUCK (And You Should Be Mad About It)
By now, I’m sure a lot of you have seen this post going around where someone points out that the Hot Topic exclusive Homestuck shirt features white-washing where darker skin was depicted in the original art.
However, that post had a million different trains, and the OP wasn’t the one to point it out, so about half the people reblogging it have no idea that the original art was altered.
Even some of those who have seen the evidence are blaming things like lighting, filters, or printing restrictions for the altered design. All of that is bullshit, and I’ll show you why.
For your comparison, this is the original:
(screenshot of this)
And here are some photos I grabbed from Instagram:
As you can see, in each of these, John’s skin tone is much lighter than in the original submitted to the contest. This can only have been done deliberately, and what do we call the deliberate lightening of skin? White-washing!
As I said above, some people are of the opinion that is could have been done for any number of reasons, but it’s plain to see that it’s was done specifically so that each human character would appear white. Why is this obvious?
- The only other colour changes are the colour of shirt it’s printed on, so it can’t be a ‘printing restriction’ based on colour
- These images all have different lighting/angles and were all taken by different people
- Different or no filters have been applied, yet John’s skin is still visibly paler in comparison to everything else than it was in the original
This art was altered with purpose, there’s no two ways about it.
So what can we do?
Don’t stay ignorant. Get mad, and stay mad. Reblog this post. Contact Hot Topic and What Pumpkin to point out what this is and why it’s wrong. Tell everyone you know about how gross it is that this has happened.
Until I see the shirt for myself I will hold off on judging. Printing on shirts can be hard and it might be a mistake.
However if I see this shirt and after the first couple of prints have come out and John still looks well, white/peachy and not tan/cinnamon then Hot Topic is a bag o’dicks.
*slams head against the wall a thousand times* OMG Homestuck fandom you dumbass fucks!
Srsly, so many people are bitch about this-
BITCHES THAT WAS PART OF THE HOMESTUCK ART CONTEST- This art was picked by hoptopic as one of their winners just as WeHeartFine picked one as did WhatPumpkin.
My god, I know Hottopic has been shit for some time now with their art stealing- but dear fucking lords, look into it before you jump to screaming art theft!
And btw- how could you forget about this contest in the first place?! IT WAS THE ONLY HOMESTUCK RELATED ACTION WE HAD FOR MONTHS!! THERE WERE POSTS ALL OVER TUMBLR FOR ARTS TELLING PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR THEM.
*slams face into the wall* Myfuckingdearnerds.
One person did comment that John looks lighter in the picture at Hottopic compared to the orignal. I think it might be the light but if they did lighten Johns skin… wow. Douche move. Not cool.
hot topic has reached new levels of trash
hussie will NOT be happy with this.
Hi guys! Remember that huge fucking design contest from April? Well Hot Topic was one of the guest judges, and they got to pick a design to have in their stores. This is completely approved!! So please shut the fuck up and do your research!! Thanks!!!!