July 25, 2014

you know, having a cold is never a pleasant thing, so let me start off with that, but

summer colds are the worst

i’m already hot and sweaty as it is and now my cold is making me additionally hot and sweaty. farscape, be my companion, and get me through this struggle

July 25, 2014
ttfkagb:

kyssthis16:

dynastylnoire:

allisoninportland:

dynastylnoire:

ethiopienne:

*dies of secondhand embarrassment*

she does it to herself.

This has to be in the top 5 of misuse of AAVE ever.

this is literally  almost every experience I’ve ha d witnessing white people attempting to execute AAVE unnecessarily.

This is so unfortunate.

What the fuck did I just read.

lord

ttfkagb:

kyssthis16:

dynastylnoire:

allisoninportland:

dynastylnoire:

ethiopienne:

*dies of secondhand embarrassment*

she does it to herself.

This has to be in the top 5 of misuse of AAVE ever.

this is literally  almost every experience I’ve ha d witnessing white people attempting to execute AAVE unnecessarily.

This is so unfortunate.

What the fuck did I just read.

lord

July 21, 2014
Cigna: Approve coverage for my daughters cochlear implant

moelskerdeg:

Hi friends, if you could please sign and reblog this petition it would mean a lot to me. This girl has it waaaaay worse than I do and she got rejected for a CI by Cigna too, on grounds that are completely ridiculous. (I mean, my rejection was unfair, but hers is outright disgusting.) She’s only three and the sooner she gets the operation the better for her development on the whole. My hearing loss was much milder than hers when I was her age and it still caused a lot of difficulties growing up, and she has enough on her plate as it is. Thanks!

(via moelskerdeg)

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Filed under: signal boost 
July 21, 2014
NYC gives green light to the building of apartments with 'poor door'

vaganja:

latinosexuality:

ht jfs

'No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations,' David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers, another developer specializing in luxury residencies, told The Real Deal in 2013. 'So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood.'

^ Are you fucking kidding me?!

(via gayblackgeek)

July 20, 2014

holdmypurse:

I am so here for EJ Johnson being a fabulous brown effeminate queen with a supportive father who is a basketball legend. Like fuck it all the way up queen!

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(via afrometaphysics)

July 20, 2014
Okay, this is an amazing installation. I dig it.  (at Compuware World Headquarters)

Okay, this is an amazing installation. I dig it. (at Compuware World Headquarters)

July 17, 2014
My Detcon / NASFiC schedule!

Later today, I’ll be on my way to Detcon, where I’ve got seven panels that I’m participating on. Come say hello! I’ll be around all weekend and you’re welcome to stop me if you see me about, unless I’m headed to one of the following panels:

Thursday

7:00pm: Fanwriting in the Age of the Blog - Mackinac West

Friday

2:00pm: Dealing with Bad Apples - Ambassador Salon 2

3:00pm: Current Voices: LGBT Authors and Artists - Ambassador Salon 2

Saturday

12:00pm: What’s New About Fandom’s Diversity? - Ambassador Salon 2

1:00pm: Sexuality and SFF - Mackinac West

5:00pm: Doctor Who: Wibbley-Wobbley Fanny Wanny Stuff - Mackinac West

11:00pm: Mark Does Stuff - Joilet A

All Dashcon / ball pit questions should be saved for the final panel, please. I cannot guarantee an actual ball pit, nor can I guarantee my Animorphs final form as a straight white man. Why don’t we talk about Animorphs more? damn, those books were great. 

ANYWAY. I hope to see some of you starting tonight!!!

July 16, 2014

honeynutgiornos:

getting on an elevator and turning to the person next to you like
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I’m so happy I understand this now.

(via xoxogossipgita)

July 16, 2014
I AM SO EXCITED.  (at Cedar Point)

I AM SO EXCITED. (at Cedar Point)

July 15, 2014
I also got a chance to visit the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library for their Calvin & Hobbes retrospective. Teared up while looking at this specific strip, the final one.  (at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum)

I also got a chance to visit the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library for their Calvin & Hobbes retrospective. Teared up while looking at this specific strip, the final one. (at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum)

July 15, 2014

just to give y’all an idea of how absurd and surreal things are for me now

i had an event last night in Columbus at Kafe Kerouac, and by virtue of a very confused barista, the room I was booked in was full of people who had randomly claimed it. no big deal, i wasn’t in a rush to start, and they looked like they had IMPORTANT THINGS TO DISCUSS. so i got some coffee and a bagel and went in the room and stood off to the side, talking to a few of my fans who had gotten there before I did.

this is an important set up because it explains why there were total strangers who knew nothing about me in the event room. because then one of my readers asked me about dashcon, and without any hesitation, this random dude studying next to us just whipped around and said, “Whoa, you were at Dashcon? What was it like? What’s the ball pit thing?”

i’m literally never escaping this. the ball pit will be my demise.

(if you were there last night, feel free to reblog this and verify it because i’m sure people will say i’m making this up.)

(shoutout to that guy because he ended up staying for like an hour to listen to me tell stories about dashcon and conventions)

(shoutout to the other gentleman who came in when i was reading bad romance novels aloud and he stayed and quietly chuckled to himself in the back of the room)

(shoutout to jeni’s ice cream, which I’ll be eating shortly)

July 14, 2014

Real quick.

That post has an unreal life of its own, but I edited a part after legit criticism. As far as I *knew*, no minors were allowed in my 18+ panels, but it is of course possible they snuck in. I couldn’t have known that, but it’s totally fair to point out that I cannot say with certainty there were no actual minors there.

Shout out to Columbus OH and the person who sent me a photo manip of me in the ball pit. Y’all are the best.

July 14, 2014
I was at Dashcon: An Unnecessary Q&A with myself

i want so badly to ignore this and just get on with my life, considering that i’m in the midst of tour and traveling the US right now, but it’s clear that I can’t escape this. this is a very long post, i am keeping it under a cut.

additionally, at least until tumblr moves on from this, my askbox is off. it is a nightmare. i can’t deal with it right now.

so. I was an invited panelist at Dashcon, and I was on 10 panels over the weekend. my name is mark, I run Mark Reads and Mark Watches, and have been doing so for 5 years next month. (HOLY SHIT THAT IS A LONG TIME.) I have been attending cons for over a decade and been speaking at them as a panelist or a guest since 2011. Including my own tour events outside of cons, I have participated in over 150 “panels,” ranging from 50 minutes to 4 hours. I’m including this upfront because I’ve already been accused of being a 16-year-old nobody who doesn’t know what he’s doing at cons and is ruining fandom. Also, I’m apparently white and straight. ALSO THIS IS A MESS.

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July 14, 2014
Goodbye, Chicago. I’ll be back soon! Columbus, Ohio: I’ll see you even sooner!

Goodbye, Chicago. I’ll be back soon! Columbus, Ohio: I’ll see you even sooner!

July 13, 2014
Okay, Sears Tower. That’s a pretty spectacular view.  (at Skydeck Chicago)

Okay, Sears Tower. That’s a pretty spectacular view. (at Skydeck Chicago)