Ruby is my Whore

earthmellow:

So people think the Heel-less shoe is a new thing? That Lady Gaga was the first to bring them to life?

really? THINK AGAIN~!

Lemme Tell you about Celia Cruz (A Cuban salsa Singer/Dancer from the 1950s) and her breathtaking "one of a kind" Shoes.

Celia Cruz was one of the most popular salsa dancers/singers in her time she earned twenty three gold albums and was known as the “Salsa Queen” and “The Queen of Latin Music” as well as "La Guarachera de Cuba".

Her career started in 1950 and ended in 2002, she died of brain cancer in 2003.

for one, these shoes, unlike the heel-less today doesn’t have major bulk in the front to keep the weight their, this woman was walking and dancing on her toes and not falling on her bum like most girls do today (mind she probably did, but practice makes perfect).

in their Time These shoes seemed as through she was walking on air, floating off the ground where only her toes were able to touch the ground, as if they were the only thing holding her down instead of floating away.

people were mesmarized by these, both past and present.

and in Frances Negrón-Muntaner’s Chapter 4 section in “From Banana to Buttocks” called “Celia’s Shoes” brings wonder to it all really. The whole chapter of the book is about her shoes and how influencing she was and they were in the United States and Latina media culture. really this woman’s words are so passionate about the shoes it’s amazing.

seriously this woman was pretty cool, and her shoes were one of a kind in that era.

not to mention those shoes are now at the Smithsonian

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Anonymous
I'm sorry, but paypal is NOT an acceptable way to pay for guest speakers or performers, being that it takes time to clear. It wouldn't have taken them 20 minutes to get their money. For a large sum on a weekend, it could be days. And that's why you arrange these things IN ADVANCE and COMMUNICATE BEFOREHAND, not in the spur-of-the-moment. I'm not saying it's a scam, it's probably in good intentions, but it was quite mismanaged. Speaking as a business owner.

WTNV requested cash spur-of-the-moment. That wasn’t in their contract agreement, but DashCon did what they could in hopes they would give a little wiggle room (in this case, going to the bank for more cash; they already had over half of their payment in cash). I’m not saying it was anyone’s fault, really, but as you’ve said - mismanaged. 

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Anonymous
Did you help to run dashcon

I did not. 

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Anonymous
Do they even have enough money to refund people? They couldn't even pay their guests

WTNV were offered all money (after telling them they wanted cash on site and showing them a banking slip with their account balance. It would take less than 20 minutes to go into the mall (while they did their panel) and go to their bank’s ATM where they have a higher withdrawal limit versus the hotel’s limit of $200). They showed up 15 minutes into the panel already. Then they had the audacity to say that their fans deserved better… I think the fans deserved WTNV to do their show with most of the money in hand. After the show, they’d’ve had their entire sum. Like, Doug Jones got paid. Time Crash got paid. The fucking HOTEL got paid. WTNV were dicks about the situation. But to answer you question, yes they do have money to refund people.

addendum: admins are dealing with other shit right now, more important than handling refunds. But they WILL get to them, and soon. So… suck it.

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Anonymous
We're making fun of the convention because they openly stole peoples money. That isn't okay. Even if your money wasn't stolen the convention was still a scam

DashCon raised 17,000 via paypal and cash on Friday. If you donated cash, you were told if you wanted a refund you could put your name on a list and they’d work on refunds starting with the people who gave the most first and go down. Paypal funds are being refunded via paypal. I just… How do you call that stealing when they’re actively trying to give people their donations back? DashCon considered the money a loan and are paying it back to those who loaned it.

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Anonymous
are u butthurt u didn't get an extra hour in the ball pit

No I am not.

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Anonymous
How was that pee tho

I didn’t go in the ball pit. 

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Anonymous
Did u enjoy ur extra hour in the ball pit as compensation for scamming people out of their money for buying tickets for WTNV and SPG

I didn’t buy a WTNV ticket or a SPG ticket. 

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phantumpp
are you for real

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Anonymous
U ok

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