In case anyone wanted to know what a lightening strike can do to the body- given that they survive.
I’ve reblogged this before but I didn’t know it was from a lightning strike. That’s insane.
I WILL NOT STOP REBLOGGING THIS UNTIL EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT THESE ARE NOT INJURIES FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE. THIS IS THE WORK OF AN EXTREMELY TALENTED MAKEUP ARTIST ON DEVIANTART. THE ORIGINAL POST IS RIGHT HERE [X]. STOP SPREADING FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PHOTO AND CREDIT THE ARTIST.
I’ve seen this before and I wanted to thank this person^^ for telling me the truth. Thanks bro
just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.
Can we talk about the fact that no one has mentioned that all the "answers" to the questions that they answer, like the ones where they reblog a list of questions and add "info", are usually just them copying and pasting from their "official explanation"?
yes i know lol i’m still waiting for Dashcon to start answering asks on their tumblr but it’s just them reblogging the same shit over and over wtf are they afraid of besides people tearing them a new one
Me and my friend the other night read the Dashcon post about “Separating facts from fiction” and I really wish we recorded it because there are a lot of points that need to be addressed:
- The… “Figures”: Dashcon states figures showing where the $17,000 went to and uses… a spreadsheet with no official documentation to prove it.
Furthermore, they state: “You have our sincerest apologies that we couldn’t release this sooner, but we only received our final paperwork yesterday afternoon, and those of us who were able to make such information public were in a car and meetings in another state for the vast majority of the day.”
So, the “paperwork” that looks like it was written by a highschooler took about a week to organize? And what does this paperwork tell us?
Please, really, that is a question. I don’t see what this tells us. It just shows “This is who gave us money (maybe)!” to me.
- No refunds! While this seems to be legally binding, people with a good lawyer will destroy this. I hope they have a timestamp on those rules because otherwise this won’t hold. This is the problem with their entire convention: it’s based on shoddy verbal agreements and mutual trust. What will happen when someone who donated under the belief that they are helping the convention come in and want their money back? Will you give it? Or will you not because of your sudden 3 day deadline?
- No minors were in 18+ panels: Let me state by saying this. My friend explained to me that businesses have to state that they didn’t allow minors in 18+ areas out of fear of, well, bigger lawsuits. That being said, there are things that don’t add up. They had an obvious foolproof plan of putting these bracelets on kids who were over 18: Whoops, made a mistake here! These were for over 18 people! You can still make the argument that these cheap bracelets could be stolen and/or given! Also, they put them on lanyards, so those could be stolen as well, which is described! The problem lies in the next sentence. Another issue is Meg states: “I [Megan Eli] personally saw people being turned away from panels for not having their ID, even in cases where attendees visually appeared to be of age.” And proceeds to state: “Ariel Bradford [name used with permission] went on record as saying, ‘I was the person who checked IDs for the BDSM panel with [volunteer’s name]. No minors even tried to get in. Not one. I was there in front of the door the entire time.’” So, Meg, you were watching people get turned down from the “Odd Fanfiction Through the Ages” panel too? I hope not, because you were supposed to be helping the WTNV Meet N’ Greet!(Source) Just because you state that you saw it happen at one reported panel doesn’t mean people weren’t getting into where they shouldn’t be. I mean, look at this guy. He reportedly entered Dashcon without even paying (I cannot find where he said this, if anyone can help that would be great). But Meg seems to be in several places at once, which would explain the next point:
- The Back and Forth Between Dashcon Staff and WTNV: This whole point just STINKS. They only show WTNV’s messages and not their own. Meg also states that she “contacted Welcome to Night Vale in order to get passenger information to book their flights.” Which begs this question: “Why is Mr. Cranor then talking to Roxanne?”
Some would state this is probably just a typo, but it raises more questions in my mind: “Why are they only showing responses? Why are they not showing their messages?” This statment might shine light on why:
“To the best of our knowledge, this email was only seen by one member of DashCon’s staff, who replied to it at 9:17am CST on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Mr. Cranor’s email, as well as our response, wasn’t found by Cain Hopkins and myself until late into the evening on July 15, 2014. We’ve since identified the staff member who sent the reply and taken measures to remove them from the company. We at DashCon consider this response abrupt, just shy of rude, and completely unprofessional. Those of us who remain with DashCon pride ourselves on keeping communication, regardless of the recipient, as professional as possible. We do not condone the manner in which this reply was sent. You can find it below:
This brings a whole new light on this topic: All official negotiations were made via this admin account. They could have easily just hidden the messages because it could possibly show who wrote the emails. This one (which doesn’t really even strike me as rude) is so vague, you also cannot get information. Which brings me to the final point:
- Where’s the real goddamned proof?
There is a lot of hearsay in this entire thing. They say they had an agreement with WTNV based on their contract. What contract?Also, what was the amount agreed upon for the panel? We only see Airfare and Hotel costs.They also say the hotel couldn’t release information due to contractual obligations. What contractual obligations?The entire thing stinks to high hell, but your noses are stuffed up from the urine scented ball pit. They even go on to say that “None of the fault in DashCon’s flaws falls with them, and they deserve better than to be disparaged for having innocently attended or become even loosely associated with our event.” However they earlier state: "We’ve looked into the contract, and it’s come to light that the ‘net 30’ terms that were described by a member of DashCon’s upper management weren’t correct." as well as the pointing of blame on staff/WTNV for issues falling through.
They’ve already shown who’s at fault, and yet they want a DashCon 2015? Please don’t drink the Koolaid, folks.
if you went to Dashcon
might definitely look into some legal action. File in the small claims court, the court that files against wrong small amounts of money. Seek legal advice.
The paypal -17000 story really doesn’t add up. Why are they refunding (when it seems they spent the money)? Why didn’t anyone look at the freaking contract? Real talk: the letter they released that’s “supposed” to be official is fairly sketchy (if you are interested, send me an ask.) Honestly not sure what “net 30” terms means - you’re going to have to research a little. You might want to sit down with someone and look over the payment statement they released on the website.
The Nightvale tickets can be (probably) refunded. Contract at the time doesn’t state they cannot, and they bailed on a product. You don’t preorder a video game and have the store say, “Oops! Video game’s not coming to the store anymore, but your purchase can’t be refunded!” They stole money out of that. “Sorry, we can’t go against the contract we changed!” mmm hmm.
Upon finding the BSB’s rooms were being charged, why didn’t you double check the other ones? Since that was a glitch?
For Pete’s Sake what the hell was with the communication? DId no one own cell phones or walkie-talkies? Good Lord. From all the stories I’ve gathered and Dashcon’s own post, nobody communicated anything to anybody. Bad cell reception? I’m not saying you should’ve predicted the future (although if you’ve ever been at a large gathering it’s something to expect) but at band trips and music conferences, everyone knows the room number of the important people (your director, the aide on the floor, section leader, etc.) I can’t believe no one thought to exchange room numbers here. Or establish a hierarchy or chain of command. Just let anyone answer email, I guess. Holy cow.
Anyways, I don’t believe they were legit out to scam. I think their grand idea of thousands of people walking in was pretty misguided and upon realizing they were going to lose money they tried to break even with a lot of ploys. Definitely should’ve tried to get someone with experience running these, instead of what seems to me a random group of people who all like superwholock. I’ll guess we’ll just see if the “refunds” work out.
a lake in montana whose water is so clear it appears shallow, when really its over 100 feet deep!
this is actually kinda terrifying because what if someone doesn’t know how deep it is, so they go diving and try to swim to the bottom, but they always seem just out of reach, so they just keep swimming… and when they realize something’s wrong it’s too late
Imagine seeing a body at the bottom….
tumblr has the ability to turn everything beautiful into something terrifying
What if you see a skeleton at the bottom of what appears to be a shallow part of the lake. As you dive down to check them out you notice the water is deeper than you originally thought. Much deeper. You come to realize that there is no way these remains could be human, you’re not even half-way down and already the skull already looks bigger than your car
This started so tranquil and then it turned into Friday the 13th
art history meme • [4/5] movements/centuries
ancient islamic art + architecture
19th July, 1976.
When I started, I just assumed I couldn’t be called Benedict Cumberbatch… but then, one day, I told someone in the business what I was really called and they said, “That’s great, that’s something you can use to stand out.”.
your fav childhood memory?
Not paying bills