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ohpierre:

ohpierre:

karatoona:

Okay, wow. Just…wow.

I recently saw the guest list for motor city comic con and was just floored.
So many amazing guests! I really wanted to go…until I started digging for information. For one, they don’t have any sort of FAQ’s page. Secondly, it looks as though…

$200 for admission? Oh honey you must mean with Shatner/some big celebritie’s panel and uatograph and photo included? because I believe normal three-day admission to Motor City Comic Con is way under $60….but its the celebrities that you pick and choose that will charge their own fees. me confused. 

Yeah, I was talking about the special shatner prices being ridiculous. A girl could still go broke wanting photos and autographs with all those other amazing people. It does add up. If you just wanted to get in and hang around, $65 is fine for a weekend pass. But who wouldnt want to participate in the mega fandom overload?

but say people DO want to do the special VIP shatner toast/meet and greet thing. That’s $65 plus $200 plus $20 processing fee and then another $155 with $10 fee for the photo op/autograph thing.

I ask you, who the fuck has that kinda money to be pissing away on one guy? 
If i’m gonna blow $450, it’s gonna include as many celebrities as humanly possible, plus merchandise.

Priorities, people. Priorities.

Maximize that cash. Just sayin’.

karatoona asked:

What is your favourite "weird" food?

inkingthestar:

here are some of the ‘weirder’ things i like to eat. no, i do not eat these things every day. they are delicacies!

  • yucca chips. (these are awesome. seriously.)
  • bubble tea (no one in my town knows what it is.)
  • french fries with mayo (very unhealthy, but very delicious!)
  • really really really really cheap premade chocolate pudding.
  • cook ‘n’ serve pudding that has been left to set in the fridge for a bit too long and the top is like rubber.
  • burnt bread. sometimes when making toast, i burn it on purpose, then carry on like normal, because it’s delicious, and my father always says “a little carbon’s good for you.”
  • calamari. mmmsquid.
  • pumpkins seeds or sunflower seeds. with shells.
  • unpopped popcorn kernels.

I agree with the fries and mayo. Really unhealthy but really yummy.
Sometimes I mix mayo with ketchup. Literally, mix it til it’s pink, like thousand island dressiing.
I also used to like pumpkin seeds that way.
Bubble tea scares me because tapioca. Gross.

One of my weird foods is very specific. Wendy’s fries dipped in the frosty. I blame my sister.

ohpierre:

karatoona:

Okay, wow. Just…wow.

I recently saw the guest list for motor city comic con and was just floored.
So many amazing guests! I really wanted to go…until I started digging for information. For one, they don’t have any sort of FAQ’s page. Secondly, it looks as though the con is a month away and no…

Oh honey serious look at the prices for William Shatner! Oh man!

But yeah, I’ve gotten Monkees sigs $20 for Peter Tork, $30 for Mickey Dolenz heehee yeah comic cons with their celebrity panel areas and, unfortuantely, the horror-con Motor City Nightmares is happening next week during the Media Expo….yeah they charge. I have thought about doing a documentary though on following-around the types and stories and about the lifestyles affected through celebrieties selling their autographs.

Yeah I saw that. and those are prices on top of admission. $200? Jesus christ! The photo ops I get. we pay for the services, but the autographs? I’ve been to star trek cons and a Buffy con and none of those ever charged extra for autographs. it’s a little ridiculous in my opinion.
I mean, look at that line-up! I’d go freaking broke! Because Hello, Captain Jack, Herschel, Shane, Xander, Humperdink…Seriously, seriously broke!

utsuroichijo:

murasaki-me:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?

let’s look into it.

^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.

Yeah that looks like some of exactly the same shit they served when I was in highschool but less of it.

oh my god. so many angry posts in that article. what so many people fail to realize is that the school districts are controlling what’s being served, not the first lady. Also, even if there are healthy options, I’m pretty sure many kids will think those options are gross and won’t eat it. They would rather have a burger, fries and a soda. But, people would rather place the blame on someone they dislike than where the blame should really be going.

sarigar:

karatoona:

Okay, wow. Just…wow.

I recently saw the guest list for motor city comic con and was just floored.
So many amazing guests! I really wanted to go…until I started digging for information. For one, they don’t have any sort of FAQ’s page. Secondly, it looks as though the con is a month away and no…

Midwest Media and Youmacon aren’t as expensive (unless you go for a platinum pass,) but they’re not that well organized. Here it is a week away from Midwest Media, and there’s no schedule posted. In 2012 they didn’t have a posted schedule or program books until the Saturday of the event. Anime Midwest and SPWF already have preliminary schedules out.

Yeah, that kind of annoyed me with youmacon. They kept saying it was because if they released any info too soon, any changes made would get everyone confused. Things got changed anyway! The only thing I didnt like about AM was the attitude of some of the volunteer staff who clearly didnt want to be there to work. The kind of people that just wanted a free ticket to the con and get exasperated when anyone asked them for help. As awesome as MCCC looks, it’s WAY too pricey for me when you factor in the photo ops and autographs that range anywhere from $25-$50, or higher.

Okay, wow. Just…wow.

I recently saw the guest list for motor city comic con and was just floored.
So many amazing guests! I really wanted to go…until I started digging for information. For one, they don’t have any sort of FAQ’s page. Secondly, it looks as though the con is a month away and no events have really been announced/planned. I don’t mean the con schedule in full, just general events. And then you have the prices. Oh sure a weekend pass is just $65, but for every photo op and autograph…..AUTOGRAPH….you have to shell out even more money. You either choose what you want to do VERY carefully, save up a few grand, or go flat broke because of all the awesome people. It really makes me appreciate the SPG shows and anime cons i’ve been to, even more.

Thank you, Steam Powered Giraffe and anime cons, for not making me go broke. I really appreciate it.

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