Started by kookiekween99, May 28, 2013, 12:08:26 AM
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Quote from: keitoghostie on January 29, 2014, 11:12:39 PMIn reality, it's gonna die out. Maybe not entirely, but its fandom already seems to be dwindling (I'm saying this as an outside observer at this point, so I'm not 100% sure)
Quote from: tjimmy2 on June 03, 2014, 09:35:37 AMTumblr did a hate campaign on the original runners of the gathering, and that drove some away as well. idk why they did this, as it should be minor, but nope, the community drove her away, and that kinda urked me. the gathering was fine. why did you need to burst the person running that ship perfectly i have no idea.
Quote from: Erik_anderson on June 02, 2014, 01:37:10 PM(since many are young and the one thing they have in abundance is time)
Quote from: Erik_anderson on June 02, 2014, 01:37:10 PMI can tell you that one thing we need is volunteers on thursday, If the Homestuck community stepped up and volunteered hours to the convention on thursday and even hosted some events like a rave, helped the swap meet or something you came up with, it would make a huge difference in the perception of the group.If your community owns making Thursday rock for fanime, I am certain you will be seen in another (brighter) light.
Quote from: tjimmy2 on June 03, 2014, 09:35:37 AM2. Tumblr did a hate campaign on the original runners of the gathering, and that drove some away as well. idk why they did this, as it should be minor, but nope, the community drove her away, and that kinda urked me. the gathering was fine. why did you need to burst the person running that ship perfectly i have no idea.
Quote from: Nina Star 9 on June 02, 2014, 02:51:18 PMI think that except at places where Homestucks officially gather (the gathering, Dinnerstuck, etc.), a lot of members of the fandom have moved on to other things, so a lot of the newer fans, younger fans, more obsessive fans, etc. have stayed behind and stayed visible. I know that a lot of HS cosplayers have moved on to other series (as I likely will once the comic ends), and spend the majority of their con in cosplays from those other series rather than in HS cosplay. Even if these people are still fans and part of the fandom otherwise, they are no longer visible as HS fans, leaving the most visible segment of the fandom as the younger and more obsessive fans.There has also been a lot less push from within the fandom recently to improve the image of the fandom, which is unfortunate, and possibly has contributed to the perception of the fandom this year. I've also seen fewer complaints about the fandom, so it may just be slipping off everyone's radars.
Quote from: tjimmy2 on June 04, 2014, 12:01:17 PMI only heard of the tumblr hatetrain. I am going to fact check the sexual assault claims. If they havent taken to court or filed police reports, I just can't believe the claims. I want my proof to be more sturdy than words that fall flat. until then, I'll work with you. bare with me until i find evidence.
Quote from: Firefury Amahira on June 03, 2014, 11:24:00 PMIf the wedding group was the same one my brother-in-law and I ran into on the elevator in the Fairmont, on the plus side, the bride at least seemed to be pretty chill about all the Fanime weirdness going on, and so hopefully was not too bothered by the "OTP!" thing. Doesn't excuse such hideously rude behavior, but at least hopefully it didn't put a damper on the bride and groom's big day.
Quote from: keitoghostie on June 08, 2014, 08:36:34 PMI think there are an unusually high proportion of younger cosplayers in the Homestuck fandom, and while that's not a problem on its own, it does become an issue when you're talking about large groups of people who are not accustomed to unwritten rules regarding courtesy and the like.I don't know, I don't want to get into this too much and sound like I'm being all "RAARR RARRR HULK SMASH YOUNG PEOPLE" but I do kind of wish there was a way to sit everyone down and lay down some ground rules or something? idk
Quote from: Nina Star 9 on June 09, 2014, 10:02:25 AMOne. I also wish there was a way to lay down ground rules. Two I can post a few things on tumblr to remind people about how to act at cons, but I'm not sure if that would really help when it comes to things like people stealing from local businesses. Three I think that massive internal teaching campaigns from within the fandom and people getting called out on their behavior in-person would probably help some, but this kind of thing is probably going to happen no matter how much people try to prevent it. Four (I also don't think that other fandoms of comparable size and composition are really any better or worse, it's just that HS is more visible...and more body painted) This would be for the more general childish behavior, not the really major stuff like theft.Five It's not like all Homestucks are like that.
Quote from: keitoghostie on June 04, 2014, 12:23:26 PMI did hear that Psycho Donuts banned(?) Homestuck cosplayers and I don't know the reasoning behind it but :/
Quote from: keitoghostieI don't know if anyone is officially banned but I did have someone come up to me + the gathering organizer and demand we announce that "Psycho Donuts hates Homestucks" with no explanation of why (we refused because it's not really our place to say that), and also I've seen a couple downtown meetups that have explicitly said to not go there because of the reputation issues.
Quote from: MintyPockyRegarding the Psycho Donuts incident, apparently a group of 30-40 young Homestuck cosplayers went into Psycho Donuts and stole bottles of Faygo. These people are sadly a large majority of the fandom and are a big reason Homestucks get a bad name. Psycho Donuts is a place that we love to visit during meetups and my friends and I were extremely pissed that a bunch of morons ruined it for us. Since we felt bad, we decided to make an apology note and we collected about $15 to pay for the stolen goods. We weren't sure how much was stolen, but we hope it was enough to cover some of the cost. When we tried to give it to the cashier nurse, she was confused and tried to take the money back (I guess she wasn't working the same shift). However, she was very thankful to us and said she would post the note in the office.Did they really ban us from going inside the store? When we gave them the note, two of my friends were dressed as trolls and they weren't asked to leave. I haven't seen any sort of official notice from Psycho Donuts either.
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