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Unfortunately the Dan Green panel was cut short due to his flight getting moved up, but what little we got was lovely.

Unfortunately the Dan Green panel was cut short due to his flight getting moved up, but what little we got was lovely.

Tagged: this is my lifeMTACDan Green

cowbuttcrunchies:

Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay Fandom Hoodie Giveaway

What the hell, guys.

We hit a really big number so it’s time for another giveaway as a thank-you to all of our awesome followers!  We’re going to reprise the last giveaway by giving one winner a custom Fandom Hoodie of their choice!  This hoodie may be from any series and of any character or OC, and will be sewn in the style of our God Tier and other Fandom Hoodies.   All of our hoodies are made from multiple layers of sweatshirt fleece, home-dyed, and sized to fit.

The rules are:

  • Tumblr likes and reblogs count as one entry each.  No sideblogs please.  We do check.
  • We’re trying to be good at maintaining our Facebook account too, so you may enter again by liking and sharing the post on our Facebook page!
  • You do need to be following our Tumblr and/or Facebook page to win!  If you’re not following us already, this blog is 100% weird cosplay shenanigans and tutorials so check us out maybe if you’re not?
  • We will randomly a select a winner, but if you don’t respond within 48 hours we will choose the next person on the list.  International shipping is a-okay.

Check out this post if you have any questions, or send us an ask off-anon!  The giveaway will end on May 31st, 2014.  Good luck!!

Source: cowbuttcrunchies

Source: funkincronuts

nutinuttmnt:

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Mikey-447500645

nutinuttmnt:

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Mikey-447500645

Tagged: Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTMNTMikey

nutinuttmnt:

http://www.deviantart.com/art/My-Neighbor-Slash-391143935

nutinuttmnt:

http://www.deviantart.com/art/My-Neighbor-Slash-391143935

Tagged: Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTMNTstudio ghiblimy neighbor totoroexcellent crossover is excellent

yummytomatoes:

today has been exhausting

yummytomatoes:

today has been exhausting

Anonymous asked: Have you seen that post going around about tumblr feminism and anime and imposing US feminism on anime/manga while disregarding Japanese gender roles? What do you think about that?

fandomsandfeminism:

missdreamsubs:

prynnette:

I’m assuming you mean hisanakagami’s post? Here it is, for folks who haven’t seen it.

I think it’s a great and incredibly important post. It actually nails one of the reasons I’ve been a little reluctant to write about Madoka Magica—I love it to death, but it was in many ways created for a male audience, though that isn’t immediately obvious to Western viewers. Moe anime in general is a weird thing to talk about because, by Western feminist standards, it’s totally ace—female-dominated cast, lots of different female relationships, and to Western eyes, no overt objectification. But within its native context….it’s a very different, far less progressive affair. Or take Haruka Tenoh—people can draw empowerment from her however they want, death of the author and all that, but I see tons of people grafting Western (and especially US-specific) ideas of gender onto her without a single thought given to what she means within Japanese culture and that’s just…wrong. If you want to talk about these incredibly important, incredibly complicated, and incredibly fraught issues of gender and sexuality, you need to understand what shaped them and where they came from, and if that isn’t where you come from, you need to sit down and crack a book before you speak.

That said, I don’t think that means Western folks shouldn’t have opinions on, or draw empowerment from stuff like Madoka or Sailor Moon. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the latter was an enormous formative (and oftentimes empowering) influence on this generation’s crop of geeky/fannish/comics-inclined people, especially its women, and we can’t just ignore that. Studying what these things mean, and celebrating them when appropriate, is absolutely valid in my opinion, even if the empowering aspect is only truly radical within a Western context. But we all have to remember that we’re operating within that Western context. Our reading of these stories is not more important than a Japanese reading of them, and we should absolutely not regard our analysis as the “canon” one, or the one the author really intended. The story’s meaning within its original context needs to be understood above all, and can never, ever be disregarded.

My senior thesis dealt, in part, with women in postwar Japan, and in the process I came across some really great books about gender and feminism in Japan written by Japanese women. I highly recommend the following to anyone interested in learning more:

Finally! Someone writes about Hiratsuka Raicho, Japanese feminism, and Sailor Moon all in the same post! My night is made :D

I really, really like this post. Like a lot. And I’m really glad this conversation is happening. I just feel like I’m learning so much from the whole thing. (Yay! Links to read!) 

Source: prynnette

Tagged: swimming animeFree!Makoto Tachibanawhut?

cowbuttcrunchies:

Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay Fandom Hoodie Giveaway

What the hell, guys.

We hit a really big number so it’s time for another giveaway as a thank-you to all of our awesome followers!  We’re going to reprise the last giveaway by giving one winner a custom Fandom Hoodie of their choice!  This hoodie may be from any series and of any character or OC, and will be sewn in the style of our God Tier and other Fandom Hoodies.   All of our hoodies are made from multiple layers of sweatshirt fleece, home-dyed, and sized to fit.

The rules are:

  • Tumblr likes and reblogs count as one entry each.  No sideblogs please.  We do check.
  • We’re trying to be good at maintaining our Facebook account too, so you may enter again by liking and sharing the post on our Facebook page!
  • You do need to be following our Tumblr and/or Facebook page to win!  If you’re not following us already, this blog is 100% weird cosplay shenanigans and tutorials so check us out maybe if you’re not?
  • We will randomly a select a winner, but if you don’t respond within 48 hours we will choose the next person on the list.  International shipping is a-okay.

Check out this post if you have any questions, or send us an ask off-anon!  The giveaway will end on May 31st, 2014.  Good luck!!

Source: cowbuttcrunchies

Untitled Kristanna Fluff

gingerhaole:

searlait:

I couldn’t come up with a title - not feeling that creative tonight! And it’s just a little fluffy bit of nonsense. The suggestion was actually that it should be something woodsman-y that Kristoff is trying to teach Anna, but this was the direction my mind went, so hopefully it’s close enough!

This is for you, my friend. Feel better soon!

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I absolutely love this. You know, at first I was really wracking my brain, I thought, wait, it’s not fair for Kristoff not to let her see how they left the palace, how’s she supposed to find the way back? I honestly couldn’t think of how. I was trying to do the whole Girl Scout thing, moss on the trees, direction the clouds are moving, but you’d still have to know which way you came to get back to the beginning. But this is so stunningly obvious, and I never would have thought of it! And this is, hilariously, also how I pick my way back home in Minecraft sometimes.

I love how proud Kristoff is of her without being at all surprised, without being condescending. I love their dynamic. You write them exactly as they are together. Thank you so much, honey, this totally made my otherwise very crummy day. :)

Tagged: DisneyFrozen

Source: searlait