Come at meh brah
Collecting these because no one understands their genius. They make me want to go to school.
my favorite one: That is Mahogany!
Fuck the system
THAT. IS. MAHOGANY!
I laughed at all of them, but the middle letter really bothered me. The boy was right. And they sent a letter home to his parents for not blindly accepting a lie. That’s some Orwell shit right there.
WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLES’ TUMBLRS?
I hope Alex’s mom came in and ripped that teacher a new asshole. Orwellian is absolutely right, holy shit.
when tumblr escapes into the real world.
But Orwellian omg
Seven inches bby
rebloggable by request
I feel like it actually is too easy for people who don’t experience this stuff personally to just “let it go” and “not take it too seriously” and “calm down.” The average cisman will never in his life have to worry about being raped to the point that rape where he is the victim rarely if ever crosses his mind. In contrast the average ciswoman and trans* person has to worry about rape on a daily basis as an actual reality, is forced by circumstance to make daily decisions based on how those decisions will affect the rape dangers in hir life even if it’s just something as simple as “if I go for a walk now that it’s dark outside and something happens will I be blamed for it? Is that risk worth the walk?” So when you don’t have that daily dialogue in your head rape culture really isn’t a big issue in your life, it’s not central to how you live and make your daily decisions and it’s not “serious” or “worth getting all worked up over.”
But that’s where empathy comes in and it should NOT be that easy for people for whom it’s not personal to just “let it all go.” Seriously, if you can step outside yourself and imagine what it’s like for someone else it’s not that hard to get to a place of empathy where you’re reacting as though you’re taking this shit personally because even if it’s not personal for you it’s personal for someone else and that fucking matters, it should matter just as much (imo).
I was reading the results of the recent trial where the man with Down’s syndrome was killed by the off duty cops in the movie theater and the jury found that there was “no wrongdoing” on the part of the cops when there clearly fucking was to my partner the other day and I was all upset and bothered about it and he asked me why I keep interacting with all of this media that I know will just upset me, why I “do this to [my]self.” And I was just at a loss for words, I didn’t have a response and I still don’t. This stuff matters and ignoring it damn sure doesn’t help anything and getting “this upset” or “this worked up up” is the appropriate response because this is personal to somebody and that makes it personal to everybody and if it wasn’t so easy for people to take things that aren’t personal to them and just ingore them or not get “so worked up over it” maybe things could be less shitty. Maybe…
Mark has been getting on tumblr a lot ugh guess that means I can’t talk about how much I hate him now
I should make clear from the start that I don’t care about industry awards. They’re just popularity contests. However, I think that TDKR didn’t deserve an Oscar. I thought it was great, and I love Zimmer, so I enjoyed more of the same. And that’s exactly it - more of the same.
Zimmer sweet-talked through his interviews and made a lot of promises. You can’t argue with the new material for Bane - an immense amount of excellent work. The rest of the soundtrack, however, doesn’t scrub up so well. It’s consistently great - the brooding atmosphere, progressive rhythms, and fantastic themes engage throughout - but it’s the same atmosphere, rhythms and themes from the first two albums.
Besides, Skyfall was a stunning success. Not so much Tom Newman’s score - that was functional, but not as fabulous as the opening song that won the award. I’m going to ruin my hipster cred and say that the most popular song of 2012 was probably the best as well - a real throwback to the golden age of Bond like no other. All Zimmer has done is given us a throwback to the first two movies.
A lot of the Zimmer fanbase are talking a lot of big talk, saying that if the Oscars keep making these kind of outrageous mistakes, they’ll eventually lose their authority. This is wrong on two counts - this wasn’t a mistake, and they kind of already have lost their authority, or at least the respect of the general moviegoer.
One of the most misguided yet weirdly eloquent examples of this kind of reaction is to be found, of course, on the YouTube comments. This cyberpunter insists Zimmer lost out “because there’s a somewhat vaguely clear morality to Batman that the average man can relate to. Unlike the extremely murky nihilism that the Academy is infatuated with. If the film included a subplot about two lesbian cops, one that went absolutely nowhere, then the Academy would be bending over backwards to give this film’s soundtrack an award.”
Well then. I could go on about how, in terms of writing, Batman’s morality is vague indeed, and much more nihilistic than Bond’s relatively optimistic pride in country and honour. Still, I’ll do what this guy hasn’t and focus on the soundtrack itself. If you’re going to complain about “murky nihilism”, don’t argue in favour of an album with the track listing with such chirpy titles as; A Storm Is Coming, On Thin Ice, Gotham’s Reckoning, Born In Darkness, Nothing Out There, Despair, Fear Will Find You, and Death By Exile.
Catch me at the bottom, then.