My friends literally asked for this to happen.
- Don’t you think that’s cliche?
- Hey, I have a great idea for a book! Why don’t you write it and we’ll split the profits!
- Oh yeah, when I get my book published…
- Why haven’t I heard of you?
- That doesn’t look that hard!
I just thought I’d add three more.
6. Oh, writing’s not a real profession.
7. You know, that kind of reminds me of this other book I read… Are you sure you didn’t steal their idea?
8. Yes, I know you’ve proof-read it a thousand times, but there’s still a couple of mistakes. Look here.
Adding to your additions:
9. Can I read it?
10. What’s it about?
What’s it about?
My own father has done like five of these things to me.
Particularly “That sounds an awful lot like this other book I read! You’d better read it and make sure you didn’t copy the idea!” (Of a book I’d never even heard of?)
(I read the book. It was absolutely nothing remotely close to what I was writing.)
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Back in a minute, currently finding it really hard to breathe from laughing.
lock me up n throw away the key
“Oh they’re quite aware that they’re friendzoning, and they’re quite aware that they’re manipulating as well. The only thing they’re not aware of is why they’re acting that way. Which is a display of being fertile, reproductive ready and in heat. Now that spring/summer is here all the girls are dressed in colorful short shorts, tight lowcut bellyshirts, high heels, and make up. All that is done to enhance and exaggerate the visual quality of being hyper fertile and hyper in heat.”
ooooooh sweet baby jesus on high
i’m HYPER FERTILE
and HYPER IN HEAT
I’m more scared than amused tbh…
i’m laughing so hard i think i’m going to crack a rib.
What’s the word for ‘equally hilarious and terrifying’?
I’m vaguely amused by the nonsense happening here, but simultaneously really threatened that there are dudebros out there who talk about us like we’re farm animals presenting for breeding.Source: feministpixie
So years back one of my friends got brutally injured. She had to learn how to walk again, she had to give up so so much, and on top of that she fought and struggled to cut the toxic people from her life and be happy. Now she’s a beautiful and independent young woman going to culinary school and paying for it from her own pocket and a bunch of loans, no help from her family or friends.
But the thing is, her loans have been denied, even though she has a perfect credit score and a 4.0 GPA.
Please, I’m pleading, help the woman who has helped me and taken me in during the most difficult time in my life. Help the woman who has defended her friends and given up her time and money to help others. She helped me and picked me up when I needed it and all I want to do is throw some of that back in her direction.
If ya can’t donate, a reblog will be much appreciated
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He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
This just… hurts.
This reminds me of all the executives being hired to run YouTube networks who probably couldn’t name more than one YouTube channel.
It makes me really, really sad that these writers/producers apparently do not understand Star Trek or its fandom at all. But I guess it doesn’t matter, right? New blood, lol! The Twitter Generation doesn’t care about philosophy and the girls definitely don’t want to watch a film that isn’t about babies!
I can only hope the other writers who love Star Trek can balance it out. But IDK.Source: catbushandludicrous
[photo: image of a Black homeless man wearing a white t shirt and holding a white Abercrombie and fitch branded t shirt in front of him.]
In response to some comments made by Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries about not wanting large people in A&F clothes because he prefers “attractive…cool kids” in A&F clothes, there’s been a pretty big backlash, which is understandable. Most recently, I’ve learned about some “activism” aimed at giving Abercrombie and Fitch a “brand readjustment’” by giving Abercrombie and Fitch clothing to the homeless.
Because wouldn’t it be so awful for Abercrombie and Fitch clothing to be associated with homelessness and homeless people, because homeless people are so gross and disgusting, amirite? The video above says that it is striving to make Abercrombie and Fitch “the #1 brand of homeless apparel”. Maybe you’re thinking there’s no issue here because at least homeless people are getting some new duds and they were purchased from Goodwill, so what’s the big deal?
The big deal comes in when homeless people are being exploited to prove a point. Many homeless people are already widely disenfranchised and lacking a platform to be heard or to get access to the resources they need. By attempting to make a brand look bad by associating it with homelessness, the message is that homeless people are so gross, dirty, shameful (insert negative attribute here) that by associating the brand with these types of people, we are really making the brand look shitty, because these people are so shitty! get it? It’s all such a laugh! This type of “activism” is a farce. It contributes to and propagates a culture wherein homeless people can be used as props to further an agenda. This isn’t how you treat people. This is how you treat disposable objects. It isn’t funny, noble, or helpful to try and stick it to Abercrombie and Fitch by using homeless people as the medium for your message. Would the American population at large be comfortable with any other minority group being used to make a brand look “bad” by associating their clothing with that group? Sub out “homeless” for any other minority group and see how that sounds and feels. Pretty shitty, right?
Giving clothing, food, needed sundries, time, and other resources to the homeless or people who are in need is an awesome thing. But this isn’t about giving to the homeless. I don’t see any real or actual concern for homeless people in this “movement”. I see homeless people being used as the butt of a joke. The punchline? “Hahaha Abercrombie! You want cool and attractive people in your clothes and you claim to be exclusionary, so we’re going to give your clothes to homeless people because you would hate that!” The implication here is that homeless people are not cool or attractive and the brand can’t be exclusionary when worn by an already excluded group. This only “works” because homeless people are already part of an othered and excluded group, often left out of mainstream society, denied access to basic resources and the ability to have their needs met. Can’t.Stop.Laughing.
People who want to give to the homeless can do so at any time. Do it today! But giving a certain brand of clothing to the homeless in an attempt to make that brand of clothing look bad or unsavory or less-than-desirable is only possible when the population or group receiving the clothing carries the stigma you are trying to attach to that label. This doesn’t make Abercrombie and Fitch look bad. This makes Greg Karber and everybody supporting this “activism” look like an insensitive douche canoe who thinks homeless people are disposable props to be used to further an agenda, and that’s pretty sad and disappointing. Wanna help the homeless? Try not furthering the stigma surrounding homelessness by insisting that a brand being associated with homelessness would surely be less desirable or wanted. Wanna stick it to Abercrombie and Fitch? Easy Peasy! Don’t give them your money! It’s a simple solution that doesn’t involve stepping on the backs of the homeless in place of a soapbox.
(click through the link to watch the youtube video)
thank you so so so much for this. a beautiful and incisive analysis of why fitch the homeless makes me feel so awful
This post explains really nicely why I felt uncomfortable when I heard about this “campaign” to shame A&F.Source: tranqualizer
The 16-year-old high school student who was arrested after causing a small explosion on school grounds will not be charged with a crime.GOOD.
They went after her because they thought no one had her back.
That’s the problem. They go after Black children like this every damn day.
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“So I shouldn’t be surprised that the Mother’s Day Parade shooting has largely been forgotten. On Sunday, shots were fired into a crowd during a parade in the New Orleans 7th ward. Police said they saw three suspects running from the scene.
This is the largest mass shooting in the United States where the shooters were still at large after the crime was committed. Think about that for a minute. From Columbine to Virginia Tech to Fort Hill to Aurora, all the shooters were either killed or apprehended on site. But the person or people responsible for shooting 19 Americans are still free.”
One of the people who got shot was an antiviolence blogger. Somehow we aren’t seeing massive solidarity for New Orleans or the entire city going on police lockdown to find the perpetrators. Two reasons: 1) This mostly affected Black people, and we all know how much the media and the police give any fucks about Black people in New Orleans; 2) This was a gun crime, so we can’t criticize it because GUNS ARE FREEDOM!
Goddamnit I had not even heard about this at all :(
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I love this new trend of actresses calling reporters out on their bullshit.
Can I just, Renner’s face is the second and third frames. He’s so disappointe in the male race at that moment. And so proud of Scarlett.
Scarlett Johansen, you are badass.
Four for you, Scarlett! You go, Scarlett!
Forever reblog this damn woman.
Not to mention the first interviewer is the one that interviewed Anne Hathaway about her catsuit. You’d think he’d have learned his lesson.
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I wrote a thing.
Until Monday morning, Kiera Wilmot was a well-behaved student at Bartow High School in central Florida with good grades and an interest in science. But that morning, she mixed some chemicals together in a small water bottle that caused a tiny explosion. There was a bang and some smoke, but nobody was even close to being hurt.
I remember doing experiments like that in high school. But Kiera was immediately called to the principal’s office, expelled from her school, and arrested by the police (accused of an adult felony charge). If she gets convicted, she could even lose voting rights and have lots of trouble finding employment and housing in the future.
I’m inspired by the people (especially scientists) speaking out on Twitter with solidarity for Kiera. One look at the hashtag #KieraWilmot shows the outpouring of sympathy for what’s happened to her. Curiosity is not a crime, and we shouldn’t be treating it like one!
To help her out, I want to collect some funds for Kiera’s family for the large legal bills that will surely come up as she fights her case in court. She deserves a top lawyer! If we manage to raise any money beyond her legal needs, it should go towards a scholarship fund for her. We need more young American women studying science, and they shouldn’t be afraid of taking chances.
UPDATE: This campaign has been verified by Crowdtilt, let’s start raising some funds for Kiera!
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