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Girl, I make the Rockin' world go round

My background pattern/image was made by Tumblr user Sayonararolling! Hello darlings, I'm Kiley. This is my personal blog, mainly a collection of my interests but I advertise my business from time to time. I'm a crafter and I like to doodle and knit, and I play around with beaded charms and jewelry. I enjoy reading, writing, and music especially if it involves playing my violin. Please feel free to message me about anything!
Jul 23 '14


~ Marko Manex

Jul 23 '14




zeus took fuck, marry, kill way too seriously


— Hades at some point probably

I laughed way too hard at this.

Jul 23 '14

Oh Dashcon No





it’s come to light that the ‘net 30’ terms that were described by a member of DashCon’s upper management weren’t correct. Whether that misinformation was deliberate or accidental, we can’t say for sure.

first bolding: weaselly passive phrasing, diffusing culpability onto vague third party (that scoundrel!)

second bolding: insinuating there was sabotage in a really transparently sleazy way.

We can only say that we’ve taken measures to remove the person who handled that situation from our company.

vague third party thrown under the bus—“we” took care of “the person”. iirc this happens 3 times in the statement.

Additionally, it was suggested that the Renaissance Schaumburg had denigrated our attendees, saying that they didn’t like the ‘type of clientele’ our event brought in. That has since been proven 100% untrue. When two of the Con Heads were told by the third that such a thing had been said or otherwise insinuated, it wasn’t wholly unbelievable—as it’s happened to so many other events in the past

first and second bolding: weasel words again. who suggested it? the vague third party takes another hit, admins still blameless.

third bolding: this whole thing reeks but i want to draw your attention to the way this staffer frequently suggests malicious shit may be going down to hurt the con spirit. never enough to have to defend it, just little remarks here and there.

—and, in our state of panic, we believed what we were told,

told by whom? darn that vague third party! it’s all xir fault!

therein passing it along to our attendees. DashCon’s sincerest apologies go out to everyone who was hurt by this statement, including our attendees, vendors, staff members, and everyone at both the Renaissance Schaumburg and their parent company, Marriott International.

the first indefensible fuckup so far. now, notice how the apology is solid as shit and reads like a PR script. someone got some stern professional advice, is my guess.

If you donated cash and would like it returned, please also let us know by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

it took them six days to hire a lawyer to protect them respond to the complaints, but you only get til the 19th to get your money back because time is of the essence. mm-hm.

Please send an email with “Cash Donation Refund” in the subject line. Within the body of the email, please include your full name, phone number, Invoice ID from your badge purchase [to verify your ability to have been in attendance], and the amount you donated.

Reminder: the cash was collected in bags, and receipts were either optional or nonexistent. most of these people were teenagers opening their wallets.

Upon advice of our legal counsel, we have been instructed to sort through claims, try and determine legitimacy [based on total amount claimed versus total amount received], and make an informed decision about potential refunds in coordination with both legal and accounting at that time.

translation: you can kiss your cash goodbye. also note how when the refund comes up, the lawyer is suddenly invoked twice in a single sentence. very intimidating!

Even if you’ve already emailed or invoiced us about your donation, please do so again in the above described manner to ensure we don’t miss your claim.

jump through the hoop again!

Any claims made after 11:59pm EST on Saturday, July 19, 2014 will be disregarded. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but there must be a hard cut-off in order for us to properly sort through claims.


Thank you again to everyone who helped us out. You have no idea how impressive and touching it was to see what can be accomplished in such a short time. We never expected to have to do anything of this sort, and your support was overwhelming to all who witnessed it. You have our eternal gratitude.

notice how they slather on the praise immediately after the bad news. playing on loyalty and the spirit of community. pretty good work there.

As reported by the Baker Street Babes, they did mention speaking to their lawyer. For the record, this was not what sparked our action, though.

beautiful thinly-veiled defensiveness. they don’t dare talk shit about the talent, but they can put in teensy little hints that shit went down but they’re Too Professional to do more than drop in allusions to it.

Why did you consistently give false information to the committees which helped plan Dashcon, including misinformation about where their fundraising money would go? 

ooh, some answers!

While we at DashCon didn’t want to blatantly skip over this question, we would require significantly more information to properly address this question to our best ability.

NOPE! dodged like a matrix bullet. 

the entire rest of the ‘official statement’ is a complete trainwreck. the story of what happened with WTNV is particularly cringeworthy and the author can’t seem to resist adding little emotional flourishes to the writing that make the apologies seem sort of conditional.

it’s worth reading. watch for the switches from vague, passive language (“nouns were verbed” followed by no elaboration) to hyper-specific PR-speak with names being named (billy jones did this thing that was bad at 04:13:45 pm EST). it’s pretty interesting to see that it mainly happens when subtle personal blame is being assigned.

i will leave you with this:


It has been confirmed that this rule was changed to reflect WTNV seats mid-event, but other rules render any change to #21 moot regardless.

  • #25: The Schedule is subject to change at any time, even during the convention.
  • Last line on the Rules and Policies page: “DashCon reserves the right to change these rules at any time, and attendees are responsible for their own individual knowledge of the convention rules.”

damn, man.

DashCon has been instructed that refunding the reserved seats in direct opposition with our rules would call into question all of our rules and policies. We are both saddened by and understanding of this stance. Potentially losing the enforcement of all of our rules and policies is not something we can risk now or at any time in the future. For anyone who has questions regarding this decision, we will [upon request] direct you to our legal counsel.

aaand they lawyered up. 

you almost have to respect their audacity for going with an explanation that boils down to “we can’t refund you because while you were waiting for the panel that never happened we added rules that say we can’t refund you!”

that takes guts. so does ending the shitshow with this:



Yeah, this is pure dishonesty. People, never, ever, do business with or rely on anyone who talks like this. When people talk about “the passive voice” being bad, 90% of the time what they’re really talking about is this gimmick where sentences are structured so that you can’t tell who’s doing it.

Also: It has never, ever, not once, been the case that giving a refund you don’t have to would “call all of your policies into question” or anything of the sort.

This one pretty much absolutely establishes it: The people who wrote this are that special kind of completely-dishonest to which the only sane response is maximal avoidance. If you literally cannot survive without dealing with them, good luck. Otherwise, don’t deal with them.

if you paid for a thing and the thing was not given to you, and the person you paid refuses to give your money back, they have stolen your money. period. all the weasel words in the world can’t change that.

holy shit this is some scumbag nonsense

Jul 23 '14






do you ever think about how probably lots and lots of people who joined the Sharing were like tobias

alone and abused and friendless

they were the ones who became controllers

can you imagine a yeerk controlling someone who went home to be sexually abused every night, or slapped in the face, or screamed at by their drunk parents

 if that doesn’t give you a massive amount of hatred for the human race nothing will

This could be great, though, because a nice Yeerk could see this, be horrified, and try their best to be a support system for their abused host. If Yeerks can replay memories, then surely they can blank out the senses and suppress the pain of memories too.

I wonder how many neglected kids actually had their lives *improved* by involuntary infestation simply because someone is there to help them handle shit

I’ve had a little AU brewing in the back of my head, where a bunch of yeerks who had child-hosts petition for custody on the basis that they’re the only adult caretakers the kids had.

manyblinkinglights and I were just talking the other night about yeerks becoming friends with and trying to protect their hosts. like, you’re a member of a very social species, only a few generations removed from a life where you just swam around your whole lives in a puddle with all your family, but now in this new imperial social structure every single other yeerk is your superior or subordinate. your superiors can and will kill you should you fail them or betray the least sign of insubordination—and it’s your duty to keep everyone underneath you in line too, because they all want you to die, so they can move up the rankings, and you’re just watching and waiting for a reason to bump off those above you… compounding this, you only get to swim with other yeerks for a few hours every three days. there’s no companionship, no friendship, no trust. how could there be? 

and then you’re put into this human’s head, and she’s scared and angry too, and she hates and fears you and hates and fears your superiors. and she’s also funny, and sad, and talks to you. she’s the only person you can talk to. she wants to be friends: wouldn’t this be easier, she thinks, mightn’t you be a little nicer, maybe this wouldn’t be such a nightmare, if you were friends. and you’re both the only ones who can talk, really talk, to each other, and share your fears, and maybe—joke around, or watch a sunrise, or pet a cat, or eat an apple. maybe you could be friends. maybe you couldn’t help but be friends.

and if you come to care for her—and how couldn’t you? how viciously insane would you have to be to not care for this person you’re with day in and day out, the only other creature you can share yourself with in the universe—and they find out, you will be killed quickly and brutally. she will be given to someone else who crushes her properly, who doesn’t even leave enough left of her to scream. and that will be the end of both of you. 

and so you brag about how well you’ve controlled her, you tell your peers—such as they are when you’re all waiting to kill each other, and every yeerk in the empire swims alone— how easy it is, to torture humans, to degrade and destroy them, how they deserve it, how you enjoy her pain, how any good yeerk enjoys this domination. you gloat and brag, you strut. every good yeerk loves their empire. and you are a good yeerk, all of you are such good yeerks. aren’t you? shouldn’t you be?

and inside her mind, alone like you, she asks you: can yeerks cry?

no. no, no, of course not. only humans cry. but you might, if you could. 

Jul 23 '14




remake of a comic from a year ago about a little ghost that comes out of a kid’s body to explore! i really just wanted to make something simple and nice ╲ʕ·ᴥ· ╲ʔ

holy crow this is ADORABLE

/clutches chest


Jul 23 '14

(Source: thekingofqueens)

Jul 23 '14








(Source: takshammy)

Jul 23 '14

BotFA first poster x

BotFA first poster x

(Source: thorinscrown)

Jul 23 '14




You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

Okay, but let’s talk for a second about how that one lady called turkey “big chicken”

You can’t even buy all food with food stamps. You just… you flat-out can’t buy “food that will be eaten in the store/any food sold for on-premises consumption” or any “hot foods” with food stamps—meaning you can’t buy anything hot, you can’t buy anything that gets blended together, you can’t buy anything “pre-prepared,” in most cases you can’t use your EBT card at restaurants. You literally CANNOT purchase a milkshake with food stamps, because it’s considered “sold for on-premises consumption” (which was ridiculous at the place I worked, because the customer had to mix their own milkshake themself with a little machine we provided them, and several people got upset—rightfully so, I think—that it wasn’t covered under food stamps, because they often only found out at the register after already mixing it, often as a treat for their kids). You literally can’t walk into a gas station, grab one of those hot dogs off their grills/out of the little heated food area, and buy it with food stamps, because it’s hot.

And when I say “can’t,” I don’t mean “if the cashier notices you trying and cares enough to stop you, they’ll refuse to do it for you.” I mean “it is actually impossible to do this.” I’m not even sure these people who disseminate false information about food stamps have paid any attention at all when buying things at the store, because what happens is: We scan in the customer’s items, into our computer. The computer has specific codes for the items and rules for what it will let you pay for things with. We scan the customer’s EBT card, and it tells us exactly how much of that price total can be paid for via EBT, and it will not include anything that isn’t food, and it will not include anything considered “pre-prepared” food. It does this automatically AND THERE IS NO OVERRIDE FOR IT. If our machines say that you can’t use the EBT card to pay for something, there is literally nothing we can do to change that, even if we WANTED to.

So no. You can’t buy iPads or cigarettes with food stamps. You can’t withdraw money from casinos or anywhere else with food stamps. You can’t buy dog food with food stamps; sometimes you can’t even buy people food with food stamps. I’m not even sure if you can buy “the big chicken legs” at Disney with food stamps; remember, you can’t buy “any food sold for on-premises consumption” OR any hot foods, and that’s both.

Literally the only thing these fearmongers listed that you can actually purchase with food stamps even if you are in goddamn cahoots with the evil liberal cashier or store manager is soda, and the judgement against people buying that with food stamps is classist fuckwittery at its finest.

So, as always, Fox News is actually flat-out lying, and hateful conservatives both don’t know what they’re talking about and don’t give a fuck about people going through shit that they will never have to go through themselves, and that they in fact don’t have even the tiniest clue about (not even via five seconds’ research; a list of things that can’t be purchased with food stamps is on the Food and Nutrition Services website) but still think they should spout off about to their TV audience anyway.

(Source: sandandglass)

Jul 23 '14


A comic of my current favorite tumblr post in existence.




A comic of my current favorite tumblr post in existence.


Jul 23 '14


Ginger Animal of the Week

Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)

Photos  |   [1] Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer  |  [2] by Annafur  |  [3]  Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud

Jul 23 '14


Kili’s first word

inspired by this

Jul 23 '14


I just saw someone fancast benedict cumberbatch as adam warlock ??????????? GROSS