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So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:

We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite ponies, and was overall just too damn cute. She had an MLP lanyard filled with pins she’d gotten in the vendor’s room, and gave me a Fluttershy pin because she liked my cosplay. She ended up just hanging out with us for a while and bein’ super cute. We call her Babby because she’s 11 and precious.

The next day, she runs up to the booth, terrified, and asks if she can please hide under our table for a few minutes. Turns out a dude had been following her around the con all day, and tried to get her to come up to his hotel room. Alone. She tells us she thought he was okay at first because he was wearing an MLP shirt, but she didn’t want to go anywhere with him, and he made her uneasy. At one point, after she’d refused, he grabbed her arm in the elevators and tried to get her to follow him. She ran, and now she wants somewhere to hide.

We tell her of course, hurry her behind our booth and fucking station ourselves around her because she’s eleven years old and all of us are prepared to physically attack the human trashheap who tries to fuck with her. We’re all dressed up in wings and ears and we’re 100000% prepared to rip them off and launch across that table to defend this kid. Eventually this very large dude strolls by, very obviously looking around, and she quietly points him out to us. At this point I’m ready to set him on fire, but when I ask if she needs me to go report him, she shakes her head. She doesn’t want to get in trouble, or make anyone mad.

We see him a few more times over the course of the day, because he keeps meandering over to our booth and just casually looking around. Eventually he actually stops to take a flier from our table and asks us a question, and we coldly send him on his way. We start sending a coworker with Babby whenever her parents aren’t around and she wants to go check out artist’s alley or the vendor’s hall. Because otherwise she’s not safe. She can’t run around and freely enjoy a convention about a show aimed at her, because instead of being surrounded by peers she’s somehow surrounded by men who pose a threat to her.

My point here: this is why I fucking hate “bronies.” Because grown-ass men are flooding into a space carved out for children—often little girls—and are making it unsafe for them.

I met a lot of non-awful people there, of course. I met a lot of parents and older siblings. A lot of adorable little boys who were happy to empathize with female characters, and a lot of little kids who wanted a picture with cosplays of their favorite pony. I met a lot of people who were cool and nice and just liked cartoons. I met a male Pinkie Pie cosplayer with a Fluttershy lady-friend who juggled and spun plates and was happy to entertain kids, and were generally just really cool people.

But I also met a lot of skeevy dudebros. A lot of guys in fedoras loudly discussing sexual shit in a room with children. Guys who drew/sold/displayed really fucking inappropriate “fanart,” including gross bodypillows that had no purpose in a little kids’ toy convention. I met a guy who gushed with absolute glee about the pleasure he derives from “corrupting innocence.” I met a lot of people who wanted to take something sweet and nice for children and make it about THEM. A lot of guys who wanted to make it about their dicks. People who made it UNSAFE for the intended audience to even be in attendance.

So yeah. If you call yourself a brony, I’m prolly not gonna trust you. Because I’ve seen y’all in action, and I am not impressed. Frankly I’m infuriated. This is like a bunch of gross neckbeards swarming Disneyland and shoving kids out of the way so they can grope Cinderella, and finding nothing wrong with it because they think they’re entitled to it.

My Little Pony is a really cute show with a lot of nice messages for kids, and gross brony shitweasels are trying to fucking take it from them by force. And I will fight them.

Because this totally wasn’t just made up for notes.  You know, like the claims of sexual harassment that allegedly took place at Everfree Northwest of the voice actresses of the Cutie Mark Crusaders that the VA’s themselves openly debunked on Twitter as being complete lies.

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Or the person that claimed their four-year-old that they apparently LEFT UNATTENDED ON THE INTERNET was magically able to utilize a search engine, and understood the context of an alleged image that is psychologically impossible for a four-year-old to grasp.

Also, you said above that this fictional child told you not to tell their parents, and then you claim you got their permission to post about the incident on Tumblr, which would imply that you did tell them (but apparently, only when it was convenient for you to do so, and not when the child would have actually been in danger).  On top of this, police take reports of attempted child abduction VERY FUCKNG SERIOUSLY.  If you really did report an incident like this, they would have been on the scene immediately, regardless of “lack of evidence”.  No legitimate police officer would just ignore a call about an attempted kidnapping and assault of a child.

You know what’s really repulsive here?  People who deliberately make up overwhelmingly obvious stories about the sexual harassment of a little girlYou’re literally the one creating a disgusting, sexual story about a child.

If you’d like to consider it, I invite you to read through this, and then ruminate a little on how exactly anyone is “taking anything away” from anyone else.  You’re also welcome to read through this, and perhaps rethink your decision to make sweeping generalizations about large groups of people just for a little internet popularity.  Oh, and before you try to play the “You must be a morbidly obese, cishet, white, male neckbeard pedophile in a fedora!” card that people like you are so quick to throw around, I must regretfully inform you that I’m a 31-year-old French/Lebanese woman from the midwest that grew up with My Little Pony in the 80’s, and whose wisdom that has come with age and experience has made her pretty goddamn adept at detecting bullshit.

I think this is fabricated too. OP said that the convention was yesterday last night. I decided to google local conventions in San Francisco. The only con i could find was BABSCon and that was from April 18th-20th and today is the 22nd. Since the post was posted 9 hours ago, that ment that the post was made on the 21st and BABSCon ended on the 20th. Not only that, i decided to also Google small little meetups and i didn’t find anything. Unless this was some underrated con that was recently made and it had "Large groups" of people walking around.

It’s unlikely OP went to BABSCon (I mean, they didn’t even mention the name which is a DEAD giveaway) and the way they worded their post just reeks of Anti Brony hate. Just because someone calls themselves a Brony doesn’t mean they’re neckbeards and wear fedoras 24/7. That stereotype is beginning to be annoying.

Besides, why didn’t OP contact con staff to help Babby?

So, not only did they contradict themselves regarding contacting the parents, allegedly engaged in counter-productive measures that would have been detrimental to the child’s well being, and insinuate that the police wouldn’t take a case of possible child abduction seriously (and that the entire con wouldn’t have been put on an Amber Alert, and had the entire premises locked down, and the exits monitored), but there wasn’t even a single convention going on in the area they claimed, at the time they claimed it.

Yet another clear-cut case of someone circulating blatant lies in order to gain notes and attention.

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I think the thing I hate about this the most is that on the off chance this wasn’t entirely fabricated out of thin air, that there is possibly some pedophile now wandering around free because OP decided it was a better idea to make this into a tumblr post instead of going to the police, putting more children than just Babby in danger now. Good job.

- Twilly

This is another example of crap that helps no one. How is it possible that you hate a group of people enough to make up fictional stories about pedophilia and child abduction.Seriously, OP, what is wrong with you? Are you that desperate for notes? :/

If any of this really happened, you’re totally in the wrong, and you totally handled this poorly. Everything everyone above me has said is right - police take missing child notifications or attempted child abductions very seriously. If children go missing in grocery stores they shut the whole operation down and don’t let anyone in or out of the complex until the child is found.

totheshiningsea said: Woooowwwww that's so cool!! you did a lot of research! I will like save this link for later to read, i think that's neat!! Did you do all that reading for other characters too? you said that aries is from jamir, but isn't that not a real place??? what did you do with him? I also wonder about him being a slave because in SS i don't think Jamir had those...

kashuan:

:) Glad you think so! Yeah, I did a ton of research for all my characters (as you always should, when writing about a subject unfamiliar to you haha :`D but…in general… I just love excuses to research lots of stuff…that’s the INTP in me ( ̄ω ̄;)). Aries isn’t my character, he’s nuricurry’s, so any questions about him should be sent her way (or maybe she’ll just reblog this and expand)! However, I will say he was a slave -taken- from his homeland of Jamir— he was a slave in Greece.

SLIIIIIDES IN DID SOMEONE ASK STUFF ABOUT MY OC

(Seriously guys lmfao ;0; idk what’s up where there’s now interest in them but I’m super flattered and stuff, y’all are super nice c’:)

Like Kas, I did some research before I started figuring out what I wanted to do with my characters. I don’t know if it was made clear yet, but just in case, I wanna put it out there that (as of right now) this AU takes place exclusively in Greece, during about 400 BC. Not all the characters are from there, like Libra and Scorpio, but they’re all in Greece now for some reason or another.

I know Jamir is not a real place, it’s something created in the SS verse, but I still wanted to use it, but also give it some logical roots. So, I’ve based a lot of stuff about Jamir, and Aries along with it, on Tibetan culture. IMO they’re pretty similar (both generally secluded mountain cultures with ties to Asia, because if I remember right Dohko mentioned that Jamir was basically in the mountains somewhere outside of China, so that’s sort of Tibet), and having some real world reference to base things off of was really helpful! I’m not nearly creative enough on my own to come up with an entire culture, so taking some aspects and traits of another really helped give me a rounded, three-dimensional group of people, rather than just “mysterious magic people” LMFAO. However, since this is SS and they are in fact supposed to be some kind of special group, I did embellish a bit on some things.

During this time period, Greece was basically pretty isolated. Like, it had a sizeable empire, don’t get me wrong, and in a few centuries it would expand, but for the most part, Greece know about Persia, some Egyptian, African, and Middle Eastern countries like Anatolia, but most of East Asia was completely unknown. I wanted to keep Aries from Jamir/that area, since it tied into the bigger picture of those people being considered the ones who could fix saint armors (more on that in a sec), so in order to have that, I had Aries be a slave who was brought to Greece from his homeland, which during that time, was fairly common, though not exactly as far out lmfao. The reason why Aries was picked out as a slave was that in our AU, I had it where people from Jamir are renowned blacksmiths. Word had slowly been spreading about these people who live up in the mountains in Tibet that make super awesome weapons and armor, so they were seen as valuable as slave and workers. Aries was one taken from Jamir, and sold into slavery in Greece, where he meets other future saints, and gets caught up in all of that. I felt like keeping reference to people in Jamir always being the ones who know how to fix the armor and turning it into their culture, but also tying it into the saint’s history, and that’s how I did it. :D

HOPEFULLY THIS LONG ASS POST ANSWERED SOME QUESTIONS if not please let me know and I’ll happily expand lmfao

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kashuan:

nuricurry:

That is my definition of beast, please, anyone with a pet horse is amazing and he sounds cool anyway, I like that he’s friends with Rui toooo. Also Persian. <3 Yes.

HE REALLY LOVES HIS HORSE he gets offended when people don’t offer to invite the horse to have dinner with them and you can’t call his baby “just a horse”.

I don’t want to go into too much detail because I’m sure it’s not funny/interesting to anyone who isn’t me and Kas but I love Rui and Lesath being buddies, they’re both complete dorks. Also I get to have a romantic comedy plot where Lesath flirts with Rui and Dawa (Aries) thinks they’re serious and gets passive aggressively jealous and it’s cliche and wonderful and totally in line with my lame sense of humor 8’D (can you blame him though, when the guy hitting on your man is dressed in these sexy styles)

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World’s Most Discreet Spy

You all have no idea what you’re missing by not being involved in this perfect AU

That is my definition of beast, please, anyone with a pet horse is amazing and he sounds cool anyway, I like that he’s friends with Rui toooo. Also Persian. <3 Yes.

HE REALLY LOVES HIS HORSE he gets offended when people don’t offer to invite the horse to have dinner with them and you can’t call his baby “just a horse”.

I don’t want to go into too much detail because I’m sure it’s not funny/interesting to anyone who isn’t me and Kas but I love Rui and Lesath being buddies, they’re both complete dorks. Also I get to have a romantic comedy plot where Lesath flirts with Rui and Dawa (Aries) thinks they’re serious and gets passive aggressively jealous and it’s cliche and wonderful and totally in line with my lame sense of humor 8’D (can you blame him though, when the guy hitting on your man is dressed in these sexy styles)

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nicht-alles-gold said: If you want to write an essay about your scorpio I'd read it hard, he looks like a beast in the best way <3

AHAHAHA awwww thank you bb :’D He’s actually quite lame BUT I AM TOTALLY DOWN TO TALK ABOUT HIM NONETHELESS

As Kas mentioned, his name is Lesath (I totally cheated and used the name of the “stinger” star in Scorpio) and I based a lot of his stuff and design on Ancient Persia, where he’s from! Though, he’s from the more northwest part of the empire, close to modern day Turkey/Syria. Though he’s from Persia, he lives in Greece, and basically works as a spy. He doesn’t work for any one person in particular, he goes wherever he likes/wherever there’s money, so he’s kind of a freelance informative? Something like that. Essentially people hire him when they want information, and he goes and gets it. He also is decent at fighting (he has to be with his kind of work) and so he also gets occasional hit jobs and stuff like that.Though, to be honest he talks a big game but he’s only good at what he does because he’s learned to be really really good at running fast.

He usually works with government officials, but currently in game he’s kinda fallen off the grid to go on adventures with Libra and Aries. He and Libra (Rui) are actually friends! They’ve done work together in the past, with being a spy and a mercenary. Also, contrary to his appearance and any show he puts on, he is actually not beastly or cool at all LMFAO the man has like negative amounts of game. It’s all just a facade and lucky genetics. He’s lame and is more in love with his horse Xerxes (who he sleeps with and dresses them in matching outfits) than just about anything else (at least at the moment ;D)

totheshiningsea said: I just found your tumblr!! :D I love your art it's sooooo goooood, and I really like your seiya ocs! because you said it's okay, can I ask more about the libra one??? do other people know he's ftm? and what stuff do you know that make us now seem backwards?? I also reeeally want to know, does libra and aries become friends, like in ss? lol!!! :D (also, now I have to follow you!!)

kashuan:

Heyyy! :D Thanks for the add, and the interest!! I’m glad you like them enough to ask! ‘course it’s ok (:
Aries so far is the only one Libra has told, cause ya they were instant bffs (Aries was actually working as a slave, as a blacksmith, before Libra’s mercenary company had a job to off his merchant owner, and Libra freed Aries and they peaced out together and have since been going on adventures :D) Otherwise he passes just fine, as he gets away with mercenary cloth armor which covers a lot more than Greek robes haha :`D And being from China means less eyebrow raising at the lack of the very standard beard, since at that time the Greeks still really had not much of any idea what was going on in those countries anyway. Though he’s only told Aries, it isn’t really a point of shame or embarrassment for him, but it’s simpler just not to tell people, plus (what I think is generally the thought) he’d rather be taken at face value than judged first by his background. Though I didn’t write it explicitly in the text, Castor knows too— like I said earlier, he was blind up until very recent events in the game, so he picked up better on a few signals other characters would more easily miss.

I originally liked the idea of using Libra for this concept, because of out of all the gold saints, Dohko’s such a manly man, lmao? I love the idea of cycle 1 Athena eventually like ‘thank you for your help, here’s your prize for the following cycles’ libra: YESSSSSS I can finally flex my shirt off as I’ve always wanted to 

Well, there’s a lot of things, but I brought it up when I was referring to him being ftm, because of things I’d read about transgendered priestesses serving various goddesses (I think Aphrodite had a specific temple for that). I tried to summarize this in a few ways, and failed— I think this website gives better examples than I could have :D There’s also a few (put in a positive light) transgendered characters in Greek myths. Of course, there’s also plenty of the backwards stuff thrown in too (like females getting to ‘upgrade’ to being a man, hahahahahaha) but there’s also stuff I’m just surprised to find was pretty A OK with them. I could also go off on ancient homosexual views in both China and Greece being (in some respects, hardly speaking for across the board) more open minded, but I think that’s already something pretty generally known. For example, this particular point in time, living with someone=basically means youre married to them, no exceptions on that. It wasn’t until a few hundred years later that was forbidden for same sex couples.

It’s really interesting reading up on stuff at this time because it’s this weird mush of like ‘forward-thinking, backward-thinking, super forward, wow that’s really regressive…’ I think a lot of myths showcase what I mean, you have these badass women taking no shit and generally coming out looking a lot better than their doofy male counterparts, yet in day to day Greece, women had like 0 rights and say. idk, it’s pretty interesting to me!

devoncuppycakes:

New constellation print series by Angelic Pretty - Cosmic
KERA June issue

devoncuppycakes:

New constellation print series by Angelic Pretty - Cosmic

KERA June issue

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All of my mother’s children are over the age of 18 but she still wakes us up at 7 AM to find Easter baskets

sort of warm up, sort of finishing up stuff I started the other day :&#8217;) prob gonna post more laterShun just because you&#8217;re the first one to get a gf doesn&#8217;t mean Ikki approves, once he&#8217;s down having girl issues of his own he&#8217;s sitting you down for a firm talk mister

sort of warm up, sort of finishing up stuff I started the other day :’) prob gonna post more later

Shun just because you’re the first one to get a gf doesn’t mean Ikki approves, once he’s down having girl issues of his own he’s sitting you down for a firm talk mister

kashuan:

fullsize plz, tumblr’s resizin is killin’ mecolooorrss! :D

DON&#8217;T YOU WISH YOU WERE IN AN AU WITH A PARTNER AS GREAT AS MINE

kashuan:

fullsize plz, tumblr’s resizin is killin’ me
colooorrss! :D

DON’T YOU WISH YOU WERE IN AN AU WITH A PARTNER AS GREAT AS MINE

kashuan:

designs for all the gold saints currently introduced in me and nuri’s cycle 1 au! i’ll probably color these up a little later today :`)
(when is tumblr going to stop discriminating against long images so i have to do weird croppings/settle for small resizes, auuuugh!!)

YOOOO BRUUU gosh why are you so good at taking the stupid shitty generic things I draw and making them 100000000x better and more unique looking?! Like everything I wish I had the skills to portray you do flawlessly :’D

Guys lookit our sweet babus, best au, I think so

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