REPLY WITH TEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF AND THEN PASS IT ON TO YOUR TEN FAVORITE FOLLOWERS. (｡◕‿◕｡)
1. I legitimately enjoy lighter beers. I prefer microbrewed pilsners and kolsches, but I’ll drink a gallon of Rainier or Miller High Life.
2. I love Mexicans.
3. I’m only doing this to pass the time in this coffee shop so I can go to the ice cream shop when it opens at noon.
4. I don’t own a car, and I haven’t owned one since 2007. I bike everywhere, and I do NOT live close to anything.
5. As a consequence of 4, my ass is basically Thor’s hammer. (Only a true champion can wield it, etc.)
6. I love stoner movies.
7. I believe in God, but I have no clue what God is or looks like.
8. If I see myself in dreams, I see myself with long hair like I had when I was a kid.
9. I’m not going to pass this on to any followers.
10. I truly believe that this reality is a cosmic storefront and nothing really exists. I think it’s possible for me to tumble into a new reality at any time, and as long as I can take my dog, I am always ready with my bags packed.
Being on Tumblr all the time gives me such a deluded view of the world. I start believing that everyone is pro-choice, open-minded, have moral compass, care about animals, care about sexism, racism, body shaming, etc, but then I walk out my front door and realise that everyone is still just as moronic as they were two years ago.
I still hate this post with a fucking passion. This is one of those things that puts Tumblr liberals in the same basket as Tea Partiers, methods-wise. If you view everyone who doesn’t share your worldview as a moron, then you are 1) going to spend your analog life very sad and frustrated and 2) a part of the problem.
Life is unfair. You put someone first who puts you second. You study your ass off for a final only to get a C. You give 110% to someone in a relationship who only gives 40%. You’re there for a best friend at 3:00am and the next day they don’t pick up their phone. It seems like you’re giving everyone everything and they’re just walking away with it.
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”—
dee, i'm having some savage garden nostalgia and remembering just how young i was in that fandom (15 or so) so talk to me about yours days in fandom (were you in the online fandom or just really into the music?) and YOUR FEELINGS.
I recently had an impassioned, 20-minute argument trying to explain to my friend that Savage Garden doesn’t suck, so I think I don’t think it’s nostalgia for me. I think I’m still into it.
I lurked on the fringes for a while in high school, and somehow had a resurgence in college. There was some kind of connection in my mind to Savage Garden and Placebo, a leap of logic I will never reconcile.
I really don’t know what my feelings are. I never thought that the two of them were together, but I loved the fanfiction dynamic, which is often the case for RPS ships that I ship. I kind of like the improbability of it and kind of the idea of the straight guy falling for the exceptionally queer guy. Some of the fic that came out of that fandom was really interesting, and it was the first time I noticed the idea of a persistent trope of characterization within a fandom.
I miss the innocent time when I just read and wrote fic.
Anyone who does that is suspicious to me. It’s a red flag.
or guys who still refer to grown women as “girls”
"Female" and "male" should be…
We could, but based on what I see on Tumblr vs. what I see in the real world, I don’t have a hell of a lot of faith in that happening. The “progressives” on this site pre-suppose that this kind of thing is an actionable problem, and changing the way people think is a feasible solution, as if language will magically turn everything into some kind of utopia. The real fact of the matter is that sometimes, good people are going to use language you don’t agree with. It doesn’t mean they are backward or uneducated or unenlightened. I personally don’t like the terms “female” or “girl” used by men in association with grown women. However, I also realize that my upbringing and education — both in the classroom and out — is not the same as that other person’s. I also know that my own journeys toward changing my perspectives has had to happen on my own and on my own terms, and I completely honor that experience for other people. If I hear someone say something I don’t agree with — such as when my co-worker referred to a well-known local drag performer as “he - she - it - whatever” — that I need to step back and let the other person process that on their own terms, without my interjections of what I think is right.
I agree with much of what I see on this site, in terms of acknowledging the long, hard road ahead of our society, but you gotta ask yourself how it is being accomplished. Hollering out into the ether occupied by voices similar to your own might not be the most effective thing. People make mistakes and are basically good, even when they don’t use language you like. And it is a hell of a presupposition to assume that a single word determines a person’s entire viewpoint.
Not, I am guessing, that you care or will think about a single word I have said. I just wanted to say it to pass the time.