“Did you get that thing I sent you?”
This is important for reasons
get in, no time to explain
what’s with all these math problems coming to life
I think this one is just preparing for an adventure with the Doctor.
Last night when I was almost asleep I thought of a Great Gatsby joke that had something to do with Old Spice, but when I woke up I couldn’t remember it. I now leave it to you, Tumblr, to reblog this with every way Gatsby and Old Spice could possibly fit into a joke together. GO!
I kind of want to go to a convention and cosplay as Sparks McGee.
… I need to figure out how to make a rainbow uniform that will fit me.
so this needs to happen. Immediately.
That awkward thing when a number of family members have gotten me dangly earrings for every gift-giving occasion for most of my life. This didn’t stop even after I gauged my lobe piercings over two years ago. This didn’t stop even after I let my cartilage piercings close up so I could get an industrial about a year ago. I don’t have any holes that will hold the (dozens) of earrings I own. Sooooo…anyone want to buy some earrings?
Ok, sorry to hear that. We’ll just agree to disagree.
Not necessarily but it does seem like a strange distinction for a radio station to make. They could say “all the best rock and pop hits of today,” and it would basically mean the same thing, but for some reason they clearly say that the only popular music they don’t play is rap. And rap is pretty much the most popular of popular music today. It is the dominant music and if a radio station choses to identify as a pop station, but refuses to play the most popular genre I really question their choices.
And yeah, I think their decision had shades of racism behind it because rap is associated with black culture. Music is music and anyone can like and produce any music they like, but the music industry is all about marketing. And rap music and rap culture is marketed pretty clearly to lower income black people who live in cities. Anyone can dislike anything they want, but for a company to pointedly exclude something that tries to talk directly to poor black kids reeks to me of racism and classism.
And the fact that the radio station I was talking about proceeded to play a Black Eyed Peas song shows me that they don’t even have any hang-ups on rap music as a genre. Black Eyed Peas isn’t exactly good rap or pure rap, but they’re a rap fusion sound. They are also marketed to a “whiter” audience, making them “safer.”
Anywhere else and I might not think this way if I heard a radio station has a ad like that, but I know my hometown. It’s super duper upper class and white and has really racist institutions all over. The high school I went to was in a number of area newspapers for racist tracking practices that really hurt their students. It’s not at all out of the realm of possibilities to think that this station wanted a richer and “more respectable” audience so they cut out all the pure and harder rap songs and advertise it as such to attract all the other racists that live here.
people with extroverted traits can have depression? people with extroverted traits can be writers? people with extroverted traits can enjoy reading? people with extroverted traits do not exist solely for you to slam with your classist (and usually misogynist, and often racist) stereotypes of shrieking california beach bunnies and jock hunks? in fact, people with extroverted traits can have introverted traits, and the distinction is not as clear as you think it is? you are literally recreating the dichotomy of GOTHS VS PREPS that you acted out on neopets when you were eleven years old because you can’t let go of your US VS THEM mentality? stop it?
1) I agree and enjoy this
2) How do you act out an invented class war on neopets? Have I been playing neopets wrong this whole time and you’re supposed to like go to neohigh school and choose between neocheerleaders and neoanime club? Are the neoforums more than just a place to ask people for help with faerie quests? Seriously my mind is boggled.
TAGS OF GENIUS! I’m so tired of hearing adults say shit like “I can’t believe this is a kids show! Oh kids can’t handle this!” Fuck you you don’t know what kids can or can’t handle! Hocus Pocus was my goddamn favorite movie as a kid. I got that the sex jokes and hell jokes and stuff were sex jokes and hell jokes but I didn’t really understand them either way but that didn’t matter because it’s a great movie and I loved it. As I got older I understood what the jokes meant and it just got better.
The “adult” humor didn’t scar me for life, it just existed because surprise surprise sex and swear words and mental anguish aren’t as massive/dramatic/all consuming as we’ve made them out to be in our heads.
I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG
Radio Station: 94.7! All of today’s hit music without the rap!
Me: I’m pretty sure that’s racist.
Radio Station: *proceeds to play the Black Eyed Peas*
Four Redesigns I did for She Has No Head’s new article by Kelly Thompson
The theme were characters that need a redesign.
My pal Kelly Thompson has an awesome post up this week with some redesigns of female costumes by Kris Anka and Meredith McLaren. Above are Anka’s design for Raven, Harley Quinn, Starfire and Emma Frost. Go take a look. Sadly the comments more than meet internet commenting standards.
I like all of these enough, but the the Raven one is especially perfect. Like I can’t even look directly at it I love it too much. The Emma Frost one is also crazy cool.