Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!

dorkerie:

figsnstripes:

Link to Home stuck Design Contest Page

E-Mail What Pumpkin Link

What Pumpkin on twitter

Sources: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to.  I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.

The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.

If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!

Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.

We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.

Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.

This is false. I have a worked at hot topic and as well been a fan of them for many years. And none of those t-shirts or products have been sold at the site or in stores. We do not steal other peoples art. IN FACT we rarely even hold any contests. That Pierce the Veil shirt? That is not in our department nor have never seen that shirt in the pierce the veil either. If it was an actual shirt from the Pierce the Veil line we would have put it out.

Hot Topic only sells t-shirts and products that are popular bands and popular novelty ONLY. Hot Topic doesn’t sell anything Homestuck related. I am a homestuck fan as well and we never sold anything related to homestuck. Not even on the site. If we did, it would be in the novelty section and as well sure credited for it.

That is not even the correct site to go on either. It’s simply Hottopic.com.

These sources aren’t very reliable either. Disney products we only have been recently selling them, but there was no bows or anything, just t-shirts of popular scenes.

Please do not disrespect my store when you have actual evidence, thank you.

Those Disney bows do exist. I worked at Hottopc recently. (I lost my job there last month due to our mall pretty much forcing us and other stores out.) We got them in around holiday last year. There is also a Snow white one and a couple Toy Story ones if I remember correctly. I don’t know if Hottopic designed them, but they are licensed by Disney. I can’t find them on the site, so I assume they are out of stock now, but some stores may still have some.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t HT resell stuff from other brands? (Like most stores do.) For example I know HT sells a lot of Welovefine stuff. I know they have their own Hottopic brand stuff and if they steal art for that stuff it’s not cool, but what if it’s a different brand? Wouldn’t you blame the brand that did it? (Seriously, someone correct me if I am wrong.)

chick-hen-roost-her:

i never get sick of this guys puns

unicorn-sparkle-bug:

zeklos:

crumbled-paper-hearts:

i—need—a—doctor:

When you quote a fictional character around a friend or family member and they don’t notice

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when you quote a fictional character around a stranger or new friend and they notice

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this is how i feel literally EVERY DAY

threewordphrase:

tobyjones:

oweeeeendennis:

So today Ryan drew that first picture of Mordecai up there. Then Toby, Sarah and I joined in and things kinda got out of hand for an hour.

That was a good hour.

Good times

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.

Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.

So here’s how to use it:

1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:

“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”

2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.

3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.

4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.

5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

icecreamsmiles:

an apple a day can keep anyone away if you throw it hard enough

spaceshipmatria:

cupofbooks:

cupofbooks:

bookissimo:

THIS! Also I wish Rowling would have explored Hermione’s motivations more, because damn, these tags did a better job at explaining her motivations than the actual books. I mean, seriously, we get to know all about Ron, get to learn all his deepest fears and his greatest motivations, get to meet each member of his family, get to see where he lives, get to know him outside the context of being one of Harry’s best friends… but Hermione? Well, we don’t even get to know half of that.

Hermione is one of my favorite characters, but we don’t get to know Hermione like we do Ron. In fact, this can be said of most of the women in the series when you think about it. 

Since everyone’s already talking about Hermione, I’d like to bring this back. I have a lot of feelings about the women in Harry Potter.

#bringitback

moonpin:

thegreenwolf:

tearun:

Ah yes
the majestic flapflaps…

Wait, are those breaching mantas?

no they are the majestic flapflaps

moonpin:

thegreenwolf:

tearun:

Ah yes

the majestic flapflaps…

Wait, are those breaching mantas?

no they are the majestic flapflaps