An anonymous commenter on Fandom!Secrets at Livejournal said:
Hey there. So I know a lot of people in this comm are congoers, so at least some of you should be aware of the fact that Youmacon, in Dearborn/Detroit area, is next weekend. I’ve come to issue a bit of a warning. There will be a lot of people at this Youmacon, somewhere around a couple thousand, one of whom will be a very dangerous guy. He’s a serial rapist and a ephebophile, and he goes to cons to find targets; in fact, that’s where he found me.
Anyone who’s going, please, please, please be careful. Keep any young girls under tight watch and if you meet a man named TC avoid the shit out of him, and if he does anything skeevy, report him immediately. Do not let any of your friends so much as associate with him. He is sickeningly manipulative and seems sweet at first, but he’s emotionally and sexually abusive and you absolutely cannot trust him.
Despite trying to get him banned from the con by telling the head of security that he was a rapist, he continues to let him not only attend the con, but work security. I honestly can say that the majority of security will protect and support most victims, but the head of security is a victim-blaming, ignorant man who said to my face that he thought women who were raped multiple times were lying because they wouldn’t stick around their rapist after the event. I get the impression that if he can get around banning a (male) rapist—especially if it’s one of his friends—he will.
This guy has raped girls at cons on multiple occasions, and specifically targets young teens, from thirteen to fifteen. He typically wears a Greed cosplay, and has a long brown pedo-ponytail. I hate the idea of him being in a position of power over the congoers, many of which are teenage girls, but there’s nothing I can do except hope everyone will be incredibly careful. If you see any such man around any young women, please try to get them away from him. Don’t trust this guy any further than you can throw him.
I’ve worked security there for the past four/five years, but I don’t know how much security I’ll be doing this year. I will be around and keeping an eye out, though; unfortunately, it’s a very high-stress environment for me, with the threat of running into him again, and with the thousands of people that will be there it’s incredibly hard to keep tabs on everything that’s going on. Anon just because I don’t want my name attached to this.
whoa yeah please pass this around
okay, i’m not going, but for any of my followers that are
I knew a TC but I’m sure it’s not the same one. However, I never did like the fellow.
If this is to be true, be careful out there, Youmacon-goers.
“Dr. Panimi: LOL ♥ i love baked goods :D
Dr. Panimi: man i am bored :c
Minimal Goatmom: -hugs- I know that feel =(
Dr. Panimi: AND ALONE y am i 4ever alone
Minimal Goatmom: You are not!
Minimal Goatmom: I’m here!
Dr. Panimi: LOL
Dr. Panimi: ♥
Minimal Goatmom: And I have a game we can play!
Dr. Panimi: oh?
Minimal Goatmom: Let’s play house!
Minimal Goatmom: You can be the door, and I’ll slam you.
Minimal Goatmom: ;D
Minimal Goatmom: (Forgive me, I just really, really wanted to use that line.)
Dr. Panimi: LMFAO AHAHAHA OH MY GOD.
Minimal Goatmom: Or we could play Circus!
Minimal Goatmom: You be the lion and I’ll throw you my meat.
Minimal Goatmom: (…I can do this all night, I promise you.)
Dr. Panimi: ( LMFAO I LOVE THESE)
Dr. Panimi: You’re such a smooth talkah
Minimal Goatmom: Hehe, well, that’s because I collect letters.
Minimal Goatmom: I have F, C, and K thus far. All I need now is U!
Dr. Panimi: I feel like i’m being corrupted..
Minimal Goatmom: I’m sorry, I’ll stop. XD
Dr. Panimi: NO NO I LOVE THESE LOL
Minimal Goatmom: Are you sure?
Minimal Goatmom: Because fuck me if I’m wrong, but I think you’d hate me if I kept going…
Dr. Panimi: LOL
Dr. Panimi: Nope. i’m pretty sure i’m as corrupted as i can get
Minimal Goatmom: Well, I should at least give you a name for your corruptor then…
Minimal Goatmom: My name’s Pogo, wanna jump on my stick?
Dr. Panimi: LOL.
Minimal Goatmom: But seriously, I have a question. Are your parents bakers?
Minimal Goatmom: ‘cause you’ve got a sweet set of buns…
Dr. Panimi: No
Dr. Panimi: LOL
Dr. Panimi: LOL
Dr. Panimi: If you saw my butt you’d be disappointed. nothing much there )8
Minimal Goatmom: I bet you’ve got a booty like J-Lo.
Minimal Goatmom: But you’d have to drop trou so I could check first-hand.
Minimal Goatmom: Sorry, that one was lame, but in my defense, I was distracted
Minimal Goatmom: You see, there must be a mirror in your pants, because I can see myself in them.
Dr. Panimi: LMFAO
Dr. Panimi: I got a ironing board booty
Dr. Panimi: And OMG LOL AHAHHAA
Minimal Goatmom: By the way, have you heard the word of the day?
Minimal Goatmom: I was just told it’s “legs”, so we should go back to your place, and spread the word.
[Dr. Panimi: oh miss minimal, such excellent wooing
Minimal Goatmom: Have I swept you off your feet, dear Panimi?
Minimal Goatmom: And can I set you back down in my bed?
Dr. Panimi: Oh Miss Minimal ,with all these scandalous words, you better be able to blow my mind.
Minimal Goatmom: Though, honestly, you’re very much like a championship bass…
Minimal Goatmom: I can’t tell if I want to mount you or eat you.”—I attempt to woo Panimi with all of my swag. And the worst pickup lines. (via minimal-c)
Are you allowed to do it from a picture, or does it have to be irl?
She really recommended IRL to get the drawing down and I could take a picture to reference later. Since getting a friend to pose for more than an hour is tough. but i dunno, i can’t get a friend and i really dislike copying master’s works. So i may just take pictures.
for my next class assignment I need to make a portrait of someone. i need to get it started and have something to show by monday.
WHY ARE ALL MY FRIENDS SO BUSY i need your faces.
Does it have to be recent or something?
It needs to be a real life portrait or a master’s drawing. She wants us to practice drawing from life but if we can’t get a model to copy a master’s work. But, honestly, I dont have much choice and will accept images LOL.
LOL unfortunately its for my figure drawing class so she wants either a copy of a master’s drawing or a portrait of someone’s face. I need to practice portraits is why I wish I had a model to pose their face for me LOL
This is a potential danger of trying to jump a car and crossing the cables. Its very important to understand: positive to positive, negative to negative or a metal part of the car (it grounds it). If you cross them it causes short circuit.
At my job we are not allowed in any way, shape or form to jump a car for this reason. The danger is high.
Car repairs are done!+List of car problems and explanations after cut
You know, for a car with 209k miles on it- these are her first major repairs. I few years ago she had an alternator changed and thats it. Today I had her thermostat changed, that goddamn wheel hub changed again, and a motor mount.
I’m gonna go into what the purposes of each of these parts are and why I needed to have them changed. Its just for anyone with a car or interested in vehicles.
Thermostat- This part is small and cheap to replace but it serves a very, very important role. It controls the flow of coolant/antifreeze through the vehicle controlling the temperature. Motors run very hot. The coolant makes sure your car doesn’t overheat. My car’s thermostat was malfunctioning leading my heating to not work well. If I drove on the expressway in winter the thermostat would stay open and keeping the coolant flowing making my heating to stop working. Which sucks in a Michigan winter. In the heat my car would heat up too much and the coolant wouldn’t flow. If your car is overheating one trick to do is turn on the heat at the highest level. It cools off the engine and bit so you wont have a major problem. Its not foolproof but it works when you need it to. So if your car’s heating is acting odd and your heat meter is going way too high suspect you need to change your thermostat. I took my thermostat to the mechanic since in my car is stupidly placed.
Cost- About $12 for the thermostate and gasket
Wheel Hub Assembly/Wheel bearing- Most modern vehicles when you need to change the wheel bearing allow you to buy the entire hub. (aummy your car is just the bearing). Anyway this piece serves a very important part. It holds your tire to the car and makes sure it evenly turns. You know when a wheel bearing is wearing out when you hear a humming noise when turning to one side. It can also present with a bit of a creaking sound coming from side of the car, and possibly the car occasionally pulling to one side. This is something you would want to replace sooner rather than later. Worst case scenario is that the entire hub fails and your tire goes flying off. Possibly it’ll lock up and you may lose control of your vehicle. If you purchase one just buy the best priced one. I made the error of buying the Duralast brand rather than Timken to save myself $14. The Duralast bearing failed on me in a week. This is not something you wanna be cheap about unless you’re gonna sell the car or something. With the right tools you can do this at home. It can take anywhere from a half hour to and hour and a half.
Cost- Cost me about $60 for the wheel hub assembly. May cost more for you car, I’ve seen them go up for $140 for the better brand one.
Motor Mount - My last repair I had done today. The motor mount is what the name implies: it is a mount for your motor. Your motor actually shifts position and changes when you change gears. Thats what you hear moving slightly when you shift from Park to Drive. The issue that foretold my motor mount had worn was that when I would shift gears it would thunk very, very loudly. My car would shake it would think so loud. If you suspect your motor mount is worn this is also a repair you want to do sooner rather than later. The longer you wait the more stress the failing mount would put on your transmission mount and torque mount. This is one repair to take to the mechanic. The repair involves disconnecting the motor and raising it.
Cost- The most costly of the repairs. It cost $89 for the complete motor mount. The mechanic didnt charge me too bad for this.
Other repairs I had done:
Brake Pads- if you live in a winter heavy state I highly recommend you get new brakes before the start of winter. My old brakes sucked and they would slip all the damn time.
Brake Rotors/Discs- probably should have these changed as well. They’re kinda pricey but they last a while.
Serpentine Belt- this part runs through several pulleys and the alternator. You know you need to change yours when its all cracked and ugly looking. My mom’s friend delayed having his belt replaced (its a 30 minute repair job that you only need a wrench for, and the belt costs $15). His car stopped running in the middle of the road and he had to have a very expensive tow. If you go to an oil change place they usually tell you if you need to replace this belt.
Air Filter- Definitely affects gas mileage. Its a quick $4 dollar part and takes like 3 minutes to replace but everyone forgets to check it. Just need a screw driver to replace.
Most people wont have to do this many repairs since I honestly didn’t have my car checked out for a while since I’m a bad owner.
If you have any questions send them to my ask box :D.