There’s a lot of things I could respond to in this post, but what I’d like to address specifically is an attitude I see a lot of on Tumblr, which is that if one member of an oppressed group is okay with something, that thing is okay. For example, yes, there are LGBTQ+ people who are okay with the word “faggot.” And honestly, I don’t see anybody trying to ignore the existence of those people. What I do see is that those people aren’t prioritized, which in my opinion is fine because it makes sense to prioritize the feelings of the people who ARE being hurt.
Think of it this way: over the course of the day, I step on three people’s feet. One of them says it’s fine and didn’t hurt, but the other two are frustrated because it did hurt. Do I decide that since one person wasn’t hurt, the other two are too sensitive, and that it’s fine to step on feet? Of course not. The fact that one person wasn’t hurt doesn’t change the feelings of the people who WERE hurt. And if someone tells me that I really need to stop stepping on people’s feet, they aren’t pretending the person who wasn’t hurt doesn’t exist, they’re just choosing to prioritize the people that actually got hurt.
I could say a lot more about this post and problems that I have with it, and if you follow me and have opinions about this, I’d love to hear them, but I don’t want this to get too long right now so I’m stopping here.
im really pissed that palindrome isnt palindrome backwards
Ah, yes but emordnilap is a word!
An emornilap is any word that, when spelled backwards, produces another word. Examples of emordnilap pairs include:
- desserts & stressed
- drawer & reward
- gateman & nametag
- time & emit
- laced & decal
- regal & lager
And therefore “emordnilap palindrome” is an emordnilap palindrome.
Which I, for one, think is really frickin’ cool.
a man wrote an article about this mysterious new Fan Fiction craze, and oh boy did we all learn a lot from it.
This article is a hilariously ridiculous read, made even more so by the matter-of-fact tone. It’s so inaccurate, it’s a wonder it got published. And the comments are GOLD.
omg apparently he got it published in a journal of anthropology
The comments on the article are really 100% more well-read and interesting then the article.
I read several dozen stories a year from miserable, lonely guys who insist that women won’t come near them despite the fact that they are just the nicest guys in the world.
..I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? Don’t say that you’re a nice guy — that’s the bare minimum.
“Well, I’m not sexist or racist or greedy or shallow or abusive! Not like those other douchebags!”
I’m sorry, I know that this is hard to hear, but if all you can do is list a bunch of faults you don’t have, then back the fuck away..
..Don’t complain about how girls fall for jerks; they fall for those jerks because those jerks have other things they can offer. “But I’m a great listener!” Are you? Because you’re willing to sit quietly in exchange for the chance to be in the proximity of a pretty girl (and spend every second imagining how soft her skin must be)? Well guess what, there’s another guy in her life who also knows how to do that, and he can play the guitar. Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick. You’re like a new movie whose title is This Movie Is in English, and its tagline is “The actors are clearly visible”.
emotional abuse is when someone does something to hurt you, and when you express your feelings, that you’re upset, they turn it around to be something you did to hurt them and they force you to apologize for it, and your feelings, like always, are rendered invalid and silenced, forever damaging the ability to trust others with your feelings because they always are used against you.
this is important because so many people don’t know this
Disneyworld needs to make a rollercoaster based off of the ride Yzma and Kronk take to the lair. When the ride starts, Yzma’s voice yells “pull the lever, Kronk!” and the ride starts to move backwards so she yells “wrong lever!” and it shoots you forward.
WHY IS THIS NOT HAPPENING?!