…trolling used to be pretty funny and almost entirely harmless. Trolling, despite the modern usage, does not mean “the act of pissing somebody off and laughing about their anger.” It is “the act of pissing somebody off BASED ON SOMETHING COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS and laughing about their MISPLACED anger.” It isn’t considered trolling to leave a comment full of racial epithets and laugh when people “don’t get it.” It is trolling if you leave a comment insisting on the wrong information about something irrelevant – how many runes are on a Stargate, for example (everybody knows its 12) – and wait for the ONE guy that just can’t let the transgression pass. If you start a fake fight with Prof. Stargate, dragging him deeper and deeper until hopefully, finally, even he has to stop and think “wait a minute, this is ridiculous,” that is trolling. That’s the difference: No actual harm is caused, and even the victim can eventually get in on the joke. “Trolling” isn’t referring to hiding behind a fortification and trying to hurt people like the mythical creature. It’s referring to the style of fishing – you drag bait across the bottom hoping to get a rare bite. It’s not ‘bait’ if you’re earnestly spouting your misogynistic beliefs and somebody gets upset. There’s nothing funny about entirely justified anger.
Robert Brockway, http://www.robertbrockway.net/2013/07/18/its-not-a-game-if-you-cant-lose/ (via pelikinesis)
For the correct way to do it, see Gail Simone. For the incorrect way, see almost anyone trolling about cosplay.
West Point men become first to marry at academy
To think, just 3.5 years ago (which is when my son started college at West Point), this not only wouldn’t have happened, the relationship alone in public would have had both of them booted from the Army. I know that if he saw these two men, he would have applauded.
Another demonstration of how I did not learn my lesson about always using my logo until last year’s Super MegaFest, as this was taken the week before at the first Rhode Island Comic Con.
As long as he’s not getting blazed in his Winne.
TDS/TCR 2013-11-14 — Make that your last sentence of your entire career in public service, because that is what we call in my business a closer.
I know it’s not fair to the poor people in Toronto, but can’t we just keep him in office for the entertainment value?
I’m in love.
Best character transition from comics to film/TV in the Marvel universe since Samuel L. Jackson as Fury (and that comics Fury was based on Jackson, so it almost doesn’t count.)
And in that scene the Star Trek writers yet again created something to solve a plot element that completely screws any future stories.
Bones cures death. Forever.
Famous actor Brandon T. Jackson (Percy Jackson, Lottery Ticket, Roll Bounce) live tweets experiencing racism on his US Airways flight being called the n-word and being told “I don’t care if you’re Obama’s son” by a racist staff member. After explaining the racism he’s experienced he tweets “the problem is they want to escort me off the plane for her racial slurs” [x] meaning he’s being threatened to be taken off of the plane for being the victim of racism. I’ll update more as more information comes in. He’s asking for this information to be spread so please do so.
Another horror story of air travel prejudice.
You know, the Texan Senator who filibustered for over 13 hours to get an anti-abortion bill stopped?
Remember how they pushed it through anyway?
Well, one day before it would go into effect, a federal judge ruled that it was unconstitutional.
Why isn’t this all over the Internet?
Original Avengers find The Wasp by Brandon Peterson
So when Hank first sees Janet her face is almost completely covered, He recognizes her either from A) having a gun pointed at him (which could have happened before given their relationship) or B) seeing her ass. I like to think it is the latter.
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