Location: Between here and there, out of time, and in love with BSoD <3
Joined Mar 20, 2012 at 09:55PM EDT
‘Useful’ is an interesting word choice, my man. Even as someone who has come to sympathize with cultural criticism, I can’t help but wonder if it’s really doing any real good. I feel like sometimes critique is like antibiotics: Sometimes it effectively eradicates a terrible illness and sometimes it creates drug resistant super bugs that will end up killing us all one day. I’m afraid that all critique will end up doing will be to create unapologetic monsters who don’t even uphold the pretense of reasonability and morality.
The last one is the most interesting though, that’s for sure.
Whoa, double rainbow all the way across the sky…OH MY GOD!!!
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.