IVE NEVER HIT REBLOG SO FAST IN MY WHOLE LIFE
my type of public transportation
“Why were you late in today?”
“Oh, I got tied up on the subway…”
I was always 50/50 on whether to reblog this but the last comment pushed it to like 95/5 in favor.
This is how I grade.
"Due to" is the phrase that my undergraduate thesis advisor hated when I handed him my technical writing. My papers were always torn to shreds with his purple ink, but he informed me of the wrongness of "due to". There are books on technical writing with whole chapters…
…I may or may not be guilty of using that phrase.
I KNOW NUTZING, COLONEL HOGAN!
…but is dat strudel I smell?
basically the main thing that pisses me off summed up in two gifs
…But Cas still doesn’t have anywhere to live.
You can’t live in a gas station closet.
Wait. I just realized that he’s living in a closet.
Are they even trying anymore?
Call for Papers: Essays on Neil Gaiman
Edited by Tara Prescott (UCLA)
Nearly 25 years ago, Neil Gaiman launched the first issue of what was going to become the most innovative and beloved of comics: The Sandman. Today, fans are rejoicing at Gaiman’s highly-anticipated…
Ooh…may have to put in a proposal…I have some interesting ideas…
i think i just came…………….. HHHNNNGGGG———-
These lovely ladies need to be the ones gracing the pages of penthouse and Playboy. Not the anorexic yucks they show on there… I’d be a subscriber for sure…
I want my body to look like these
THEN WE HAVE ALL WON ON THIS DAY
Know what I’m tired of? I tired of having to be the bigger person. I’m tired of having to push my feelings aside when others have done me wrong. I don’t get the luxury of feeling upset.
it’s a problem we all seem to encounter often, where in the event of a disagreement or a crisis, one person has to button up and shut it and the other gets the liberty of flailing around ranting and raving and crying, and there’s no discussion, there’s no true compromise, therefore there is no true solution. there’s guilt trips and passive aggressive reminders, because clearly, since you pushed your feelings aside in an attempt to behave like a civil human being, you were the one in the wrong.
goddamn i hate that feeling. i’m sorry hun. <3
See, I have a problem with this, and a big one. A relationship is supposed to be a 2-way street. Relationships can only exist because of compromise, and if I give a little bit on one thing, I’m going to expect the other person to give a little on something else in return.Not because they have to, but because that’s the entire point of all of this.
We enter into relationships with people (or maintain them, in the case of family), whatever those relationships may be, because we’re happier with them existing that we were without them. Sure, we’re going to occasionally be inconvenienced because of them. I can’t even count how many times I’ve helped friends move over the years, for starters. But you know what? We’re going to inconvenience them, too. Those people I’ve helped to move? They’ve helped me out, too. There’s a lot of other examples of this sort of thing out there, you don’t need me to list them here.
But when people don’t compromise in return, when they just take, and take, and take, and expect you to keep being nice to them, whether because you’re friends, or worse, family?
Fuck that. Fuck it right in the ear.
I can tolerate it for a short while. But eventually, that shit has to stop. My first instinct is usually to ask them about it, rather circumspectly. If they acknowledge, apologize, and then work to make amends, fine. They’re good people, and everyone has off times in their life. I’ve been through a few dark periods where I know I was a gigantic prick to everyone around me. But if they don’t see a problem with what they’re doing after they’ve been called on it, it’s time to cut them loose. It’s hard with family, to be sure. Awkward.
But most often, people are a lot more reasonable than you’re willing to give them credit for. I’ve been told several times, in various ways, “Oh, thank gods we’re not the only ones who thought that way about that person!” You usually have more support than you think, but taking that first step takes HUGE courage. I know I’ve let people stay in my life far longer than at all reasonable or healthy because I couldn’t work up the courage to cut myself free from them, but invariably it’s been better when I have.
Just remember, we’re here for you. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.
Gamespot’s response to the backlash that they, and the game’s reviewer Carolyn Petit, got for their review of GTAV
This is just perfect.
Gamespot just earned a shit ton of respect from me.
I don’t think I’ve seen a site as large as Gamespot actually say “Fuck you” to one of its users before. It was kind of appropriate here.
It’s disturbing the amount of video game critics I’ve recently seen retire or publicly distance themselves from the artform purely because of the awful elements amongst the fanbase.
Of course, this isn’t completely exclusive to the video game world. Take, for example, the movie reviewer who got death threats because he “ruined” Toy Story 3's Rotten Tomatoes score.
Once again, this all goes back to our On Demand culture. With news media programmed not to inform but rather to tell people what they want to hear and niche online communities designed to insulate people from ever hearing opinions different than their own, is it any wonder why folks no longer understand the actual definition of what a “critic” does?
Audiences ruin entertainment.
Holy shit. This is damn near masterful.
On top of the problem detailed above, about people getting used to being told what they already think (and responding to those holding different views with intense vitriol), is the one of many Media Makers coddling, ignoring or currying favor with the portion of their audience that does this. They might have a sense it’s their largest demographic, or because of their loud voice think they’re the bulk of their audience, or just feel unequipped to deal. The reasons are many, complex.
But the problem with supporting–possibly through inaction–that portion of an audience is that it makes the space you’re creating around your media unsafe for others with less severe opinions, less violent reactions, or those who are simply interested in looking at media/the world critically.
It’s great to see an arm of an entity as large as GameSpot directly confront what’s widely considered the standard attitude of “gamer culture” (which, yeah, reductive): angry, entitled, reactive. And it’s great to see them trying to clear a path so the community–and by their hopeful prediction, the industry–can grow. It’s a clear statement of critical intent, of what this part of GameSpot, at least, thinks games are for, and takes a good first step towards creating a safe space for people who want to engage with games as a medium of massive cultural impact (which is a group I’d like to think, though maybe I’m totally off on this, is larger than the group of loudmouth bloatbags).
Moral: it’s ok to not want shit heads in your audience.
This is brilliant. Every bit of it.
I need to get that stamp that says “THE DAMAGE.”
Allie Brosh, the creator of the beloved blog “Hyperbole and a Half" speaks to Terry Gross today about her struggle with depression:
I think there’s a common misconception that depression is about something or depression is sadness or some form of negativity. It can represent a sadness or a self-loathing, as the first half of my depression did. It sort of circled back on itself and made me dislike myself more because I was so sad and I didn’t know why and I felt like I needed a reason. … It took me a long time to figure out that something was broken on a fundamental level. There was no reason behind it; it was just the way things were.
Read more interview highlights or an excerpt from her book via the link above.
Image from “Depression Part Two" courtesy of Hyperbole and a Half
This was SUCH a good interview! Terry Gross is amazingly good at getting people to open up to her and to answer really deep, probing questions. I love Fresh Air for how much it has allowed me to get to know some people that I greatly admire.
Allie’s work has always been interesting to me. The funny stuff, for sure, but the serious stuff, too. It’s hard for me to understand the depression posts, having never been through it myself, but it did help me to understand how to interact with and to an extent help those of my friends that I know have struggled with depression in the past. The answer?
Treat them normally. Be there for them if they need it. But above all:
Treat them normally.
I didn’t catch the whole interview (left work late today), but I’m DEFINITELY going to be listening to the whole thing as soon as it’s available online.
I’m an INFJ, and while discussing the MBTI types with some people, I came to these conclusions:
INTP’s want to understand the world.
INFP’s want to heal the world.
INTJ’s want to rule the world.
INFJ’s want to leave the world.
And then you move to the Sensing personalities. Me, I’m an ISTP.
We want to build a new world.
THIS. SO MUCH OF THIS.