Location: Between here and there, out of time, and in love with BSoD <3
Joined Mar 20, 2012 at 09:55PM EDT
Sure, take your time. If it’s not a bother though, do you think you could send me those writing books you were talking about? If you have to dig them up then don’t worry about it, but if you’ve got them to hand, I’d really appreciate getting them.
I hope you’re not regretting opening the floodgates =p
Fuck you, Jessica.
This is a meme…?
They’re nothing like the Nazis…
Never seen an Arabic hashtag before. Pretty neat.
So…why didn’t they pull this shit when Putin was using the 2014 Olympics as a proxy to transfer millions upon millions of rubles to his criminal friends? Is it because they were afraid that Putin might just, you know, find them and send people to murder them?
Real Pikachus have real curves.
I suppose that’s possible. Of course if they were stupid enough to believe that would actually work, surely they could be stupid enough to actually establish some slender death cult, wouldn’t you say?
Personally, I find it very strange how negatively people are reacting to even my suggestion that the Slender mythology could have had some influence. The people who made and propagated Slender are obviously not morally responsible for this, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to say there was a causal link, and we should be willing to examine that link and be aware of it. Just writing these girls off as completely crazy and trying to extricate Slender and ourselves from ANY kind of responsibility is cowardly.
People are saying the stabbing isn’t Slender’s fault, but I think it kinda is. Human beings are a bunch of psychotic apes with a tendency towards foolhardy credulity and horrible violence. The horror genre takes advantage of both of these traits by making us believe in fantastic things that can do horrible violence, and in 99.999% of all cases it just results in harmless fun, but it should be noted that it’s still fun based on playing with something ugly. Any good horror is predicated on arousing the savage part of our nature and inviting it out to play, and sometimes that savage might just take up the invitation.
Uh hello, what about non-existing entities you actualist fuck!
hmm…UNITED kingdom INDEPENDENCE party. Names are funny, aren’t they?
I really don’t understand the humor people find in this. So you’re using a controversial symbol to play beer pong with…and? Where’s the funny?
Harry Potter and the Prison shower of Azkaban
The Legend of Zelda Fitzgerald
The Old Man and the Sea monkeys
All you need is hard love
And there’s a real problem for a mainstream publisher selling books trying to depict non-white perspective, namely that a large part of those peoples’ identities is tied up in struggling with and overcoming a history of getting fucked in the ass by white people. Do you really think that a white demographic is going to want their ugly children to be reading books in which they’re cast as the villain? Even if you did start writing children’s books that tried to capture a minority perspective, they’d still have half the color (pun not intended) drained out of them in editing just so that whitey doesn’t have to feel uncomfortable. I can’t imagine that these insipid pseudo-ethnic stories would have any function but to assure guilty white people how not racist they are while completely ignoring the problem. Honestly, I’d prefer if our racist culture was honest about it as opposed to trying to hide it under black paint.
This hashtag campaign is focusing on the most superficial aspect of the fact that our literary culture is so whitewashed. If JK Rowling had added a line to the HP series which said “Oh, and his skin is black by the way,” those books would still remain utterly steeped in white culture and a white perspective: Those books would still be set in England, they would still draw upon things out of European myths and folklore, and they would still reflect the preparatory school experience. If you really want to enrich our current literary culture, you need to have books which can really think and feel from a different ethnic perspective, not just put Harry Potter in blackface.
I thought of this.