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oh my god i’m fucking sick of this generation’s mentality that your sadness is beautiful and somebody will fix you and all this fucking john green shit nobody will find you in a bookstore reading bukowski and want to lie with you and nobody will kiss your scars and you will not be like effie and freddie you’ve got to be your own fucking hero and surround yourself with positivity
As much as I get the John Green backlash (though I’d be more behind a marketing/out-of-touch journalist bullshit about John Green backlash), like holy shit tell me you didn’t read Looking for Alaska and somehow get the lesson “your sadness is beautiful and someone will fix you” because wow that’s…. not…. how….
I really like about 80% of the stuff thinkposi posts but 20% is mean-spirited and/or like “fuck your problems! no! shhhh! no problems-having allowed” and it’s way more negative-feelings-inducing than anything else on my dash :(
scriptoriana said: I have… A Mars Investigations sticker? I have some tincey little sparkly vampires (the little puffy kind of stickers)? But I know these are ALL WRONG bc I understand all about how WANTING THINGS IS SPIDERS SOMETIMES. Sorry friend :(
babblingbeth said: I call this a “someone ate my ravioli” day. After the time I had a shitty day and really really wanted a tin of crappy ravioli only to come home and find someone had ate my ravioli. Normally what would have been a minor annoyance turned into a tragedy.
Thanks, I feel better this morning
That is a good name for a bad day. And that Mars Investigation sounds like a cool sticker Amy, you should put it on something cool
I threw out one of my ear plugs and went through the garbage looking for it and didn’t find it and now I have to buy new ones for the first time in four years and everywhere is sold out of my size and I don’t even have a credit card so I don’t know what I’m going to do and now this sticker bullshit I don’t buy many things
I also tried to donate to an indiegogo campaign and it was like “lol no, no reason, not fixable, just nope”
I have so little money and I’m trying to give it to you, internet, what is the deal
I’m considering a New Year’s Eve playlist of only songs out in 2003 and one to play at midnight of songs from 2004
I don’t know what would be on the 2004 one yet but the 2003 list would include Maps, Hey Ya, Seven Nation Army, Heartbeats, Cry Me a River, Crazy in Love, Clocks, Not Gonna Get Us, and every track of The Postal Service’s Give Up.
I know part of my astonishment that all this shit came out a decade ago is that I was 16 that year so it hits a spot, but also like what a goddamn year that was
I am sorry to disappoint you but Witch Baby is just the nickname I gave this one. You can give any pokemon you catch a nickname and I’ve been naming mine all after book characters (or concepts… I have a Hippopotas just named Dune because I’ve never read Dune).
I hope that didn’t sound condescending. My best friend at school has never played Pokemon, and was there when I got into the battle on the bus and I was like “I’m fighting that dude!” and she thought our characters were going to like, box. Looking back on it, I think she thought I have to box pokemon to catch them? That’s amazing. I love outsider perspectives on media of which the logic and concepts are entrenched for me. Did that sentence make sense? You know.
someone challenged me to a pokemon battle on the bus! we were just far away enough from each other that we could wave and smile but not really talk and I lost because I only have one badge and he had clearly beaten the elite four and did some megaevolving
but even that felt like “hey look new friend, here’s a cool pokemon thing”
and when he got off the bus he and his friends all waved goodbye to me
this new game is the best not just because the graphics and gameplay improved but because pokemon-amie and the super training and real life stranger battles makes it feel like, you know, this world is real
hey if you’re ever editing an anthology, don’t put the most violent disturbing story right up front. this is the second time I’ve run into this and I don’t understand the reasoning.
it’s doesn’t feel edgy or surprising or whatever, it feels confrontational and discouraging and maybe a little juvenile. it’s totally off-putting to run into that before I’ve had time to chew on some good work and get invested in this thing and I don’t think it’s fair to the other writers in the book.
I get that these are difficult decisions but I prefer The Collection's approach which was just putting the best story first so you go into the rest of the work thinking “this book is amazing” and not “ugh”
people talk a lot about whether trans folks got socialized as girls or boys but i dont think they get we got forcibly socialized as cisgender when we weren’t, and that it made us hate and misunderstand ourselves