I overcame my fear and drew Vanitas
all public school anti-bullying activism is extremely transparent and meaningless
faculty: BULLYING IS BAD!! ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY!! THIS IS A HATE FREE ZONE!!
me: hey this person called me a stupid dyke today
faculty: hmm that’s unfortunate. have you tried perhaps, not being gay?
I feel like everyone is against bullying until they actually look at the kids who are being bullied.
The cheesy anti-bullying tapes that they show in schools feature these skinny straight white neurotypical kids who get picked on for no reason. Usually the insults are something along the lines of “You’re a loser!” or “Get lost, freak.” All the kids watching immediately feel bad for the victim, and think “Aw! She didn’t deserve that!”
Then, ten minutes later, they go pick on some marginalized kid without thinking twice. As an autistic person, I was often this kid. The insults I heard growing up were not “You’re a loser!” or “Get lost, freak.” They were “Don’t let the retard work with us” or “Shouldn’t she be going to the special school?”
The problem is we teach kids that bullying occurs for no other reason other than just to be mean. This could not be further from the truth. Bullying occurs because as a society, we condition kids into hating fat, black, neurodivergent, queer, and disabled people. Kids don’t bully each other just to be mean. They do it because if something’s “wrong” with the person, it’s completely justified.
But of course, we can’t tell kids this kind of stuff. We can’t say, “Hey! Making fun of your gay classmate is bad!”
Because when we do, suddenly the phone calls come pouring in, each with a parent on the other end screaming “You can’t be feeding my son that liberal propaganda!”
One of my students turned in a paper arguing that Hamlet and Macbeth both view death as a solution to their problems and the only difference is that Hamlet wants to kill himself and Macbeth would rather kill everybody else and I honestly treasure this insight.
The Punk/Emo divide was clear even in the time of Shakespeare.
This shit is too dope
Dont watch lord of the rings high off your tits. This shit will blow your mind away. God look at those little guys go
is there a way to queue a post directly into your mind because i want to remember this post at least once every hour for the rest of my life
pennywise: please ma'am spare some fear??? one crumb of terror ma'am??? p please i;m. starving,,,
pennywise: *logs in*
every gen z kid and millennial online: oh shit u guys penny wide is online!!! GET HIS ASS!!!
someone writes a callout and uploads it to youtube and #PennywiseIsCancelled and #PennywiseIsOverParty immediately start trending on twitter
pennywise tries to attack a group of gen z kids but they all just film him on their phones and post the goofiest moments as a “pennywise cringe comp” on tiktok and it gets millions of views and comments within hours of publishing. the evil is defeated.
given that it’s possible to defeat him by just relentlessly bullying the shit out of him until he’s too small to be a threat, there’s absolutely no way pennywise would survive in this day and age. the existence of fast, accessible internet and social media would end that clown’s entire career.
Sometimes I think tumblr’s midwest jokes are too on the nose but then I remember I live five miles away from a field of identical 8 foot corn statues
from the google reviews for it:
Our corn watertower has reached space shuttle status
Toby Fox in 2019: Becomes lead composer for gamefreak’s new IP, hands Sakurai his ass at his own game and puts Sans Undertale in smash
Andrew Hussie in 2019: Becomes eboy, buries tolberones in the California wilderness
wait, what ?
I don’t tell lies
Wanda please you can’t just string words like this together in this fashion and expect any of it to be okay
“According to several reports in Korean media outlets, in 2002 Psy smashed a model of a U.S. tank into the stage at a concert in protest of a tragic incident that occured in June of that year, when a U.S. military vehicle ran over two 14-year-old Korean girls. The driver of the vehicle was later acquitted, leading to months of protests against the American government. Two years later, Psy joined other artists onstage at a protest concert to perform the song “Dear America,” written by the South Korean metal band N.E.X.T.. Psy sang along to the lyrics, “Kill those Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers/Kill them slowly and painfully.”
It gets even worse because he was forced to apologize for this performance after he became famous worldwide despite constantly being disrespected in American interviews.
sometimes I remember that Psy is loudly and vocally anti-american and that Gangnam Style was a song about how capitalist aspirational consumer culture pushes working class people to spend money they don’t have on buying things they can’t afford to maintain the appearance of wealth they cannot obtain and I briefly lose my mind again
d o g
Watching the special features for Detective Pikachu actually brings to light how impressive this movie is. It’s shot on film rather than digitally, most of the sets are practical, and Justice Smith had to effectively act with nothing other than Ryan Reynolds talking to him through an ear piece throughout most of the movie, he didn’t even have the ball on a stick that other actors have because it would limit the types of shots they could make. They actually built all of the major sets,
Like, they put a lot of effort into making a live action, neo noir, Pokemon movie and it honestly worked out for the better. The crew that Legendary Films put together here is really dedicated to their craft and had a legitimate passion for this movie, which is extremely fresh to see.