Introducing Color Communications Badges
We want to make sure everyone has an amazing and fun weekend at BronyCon, but we also know that it can be overwhelming to meet and be around so many people in such a small space. For 2014, we’re trying something new and we hope that it will have a positive impact on the brony fandom and on the convention community at large.
We’ve adapted the color-coded badges popularized by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and made them available for people who want to express their communication preferences quickly and non-verbally. By doing this, you can notify everyone whether you want to be approached for interactions or not.
Here’s what the badges look like and what they mean:
- "Come Talk To Me!" A person wearing a green badge is actively seeking interaction. They may have trouble initating conversations, but it’s okay to come up and start a conversation with them.
- "Do I Know You?" A yellow badge means its wearer only wants to talk to people they recognize. Unless you’ve met this person face-to-face before, don’t start a conversation with them. If they start talking to you, you’re welcome to talk back.
- "Not Right Now." If a person has a red badge showing, they do not want anyone to talk to them. They may approach others to talk, in which case it’s okay to respond. But unless you’ve been told you’re on someone’s “red list”, don’t start interacting with them.
If you see someone wearing a yellow or red badge, please respect their wishes. If you are wearing a red or yellow badge and someone is harassing you by not respecting your preference, find the nearest BronyCon staff member immediately.
If you’d like more information on The Autistic Self Advocacy Network or the Color Communication Badges, please visit http://autisticadvocacy.tumblr.com.
So this happened
being friends with good artists is very inspiring and soul crushing
Anypony who hasn’t heard this needs to.
OKAY SO I AM ACTUALLY FUCKING C RYTING NOIW AND GHFASDHJsj’fy;k lhkjfdruytiuyo
I’m pretty sure this is the song they play when you arrive at heaven
That is so beautiful oh my God. Like is that literally actually the real version of it? is that actually what it’s really like? Oh gosh they need to bring this tune back to the computers. This song + Windows 7
It was this long because it took a computer 3 minutes to start up in 2001.
Simulate the real thing by randomly pausing it and unpausing it every 5 to 20 seconds. And simulate the physical spinning hard drive sound by groaning staccato throughout.
via spectrumpsionic [DUDE WHY]
holy shit no this can’t be real
I had an XP for like 7 years and never heard this, holy shit - somepony tell me who actually made this.
I feel like I have seen the face of God.
I think whenever I decommission our one XP machine left, I’ll play this.
Okay, that’s fuckin’ clever
(Question from my Ask.fm account)
I’ve been asked a lot about developing styles and improving so I thought I would make an advice comic for you lovelies~ :>
It’s so hard to explain about our development in art styles. We may be influenced by the same things, but how we illustrate, express, and think is completely different. It’s not something you can buy or learn in a class.
Remember that age doesn’t matter and it’s never too late. You can draw whether you’re 30 or 13. You’re still young! And there’s no rush. We learn at our pace and should be proud of ourselves for continuing to draw. Not many ponies realize that art is a pretty tough field and I know a couple that have given up and chosen other paths.
Improvement will happen if you keep on doing what you love. It will take time but keep practicing and months (or years) from now you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve progressed. Soon your doodles that used to take you 2 hours will take only a minute or less.
But again, you have to just do it. This applies with music, performance, or anything else. Tutorials, books, and advices won’t mean anything unless you actually do it.
Don’t think about what anypony will think, if you’ll be famous or not, or if you’ll develop a “unique” style. Just start drawing. Fanart, figure drawing, animals, anime, just do it!!
You will improve and you will create great things. Just do it!!
I hope this helps!
Today in art class our teacher was absent and our substitute was one of the animators for Courage the Cowardly Dog.
nuoh my god
holy fucking shit
thats so cool wtf
That’s because its a gameboy you little shitbag
SILVA HOUND WAS ACTUALLY WORKING FOR HASBRO ALL ALONG :O