at least i did it yahoo

anonymous asked:

I've sat through a lot of the stupid crap you post because I like you and you're a nice person, but that Verizon post is too far. It's one of the fucking stupidest, most fake thing I've ever heard on this site. It's attention grabbing for notes, and you're only fearmongering. Sorry, but I have to unfollow you, this shit is out of control.

you don’t seem like a very nice person at all.

you also don’t seem very well informed.

i heard about the verizon at&t thing days ago and i was definitely a little skeptical too, so you know what i did?

i researched it.

i didn’t send mean messages to the person who posted it, i didn’t feel the need to tell somebody i was unfollowing them over it. i researched it.

and guess what? with ONE simple google search i found at least four different reputable articles explaining the exact situation in detail.

tumblr isn’t the only website affected by yahoo and at&t’s split either. several other websites that are subdivisions of yahoo are being affected too and anyone with an at&t email attached to a yahoo account of ANY KIND (including things like tumblr and flickr) won’t be able to log in after june 30th.

so, sorry to tell you, asshole mcdickhead, but it’s not note grabbing or fake. it’s real.

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Elena Anaya reveals the secret motives and tragic history behind her Wonder Woman villain
Fans of Spanish actress Elena Anaya might have had a hard time recognizing her in Patty Jenkins’ superhero sensation Wonder Woman. Anaya is a headliner in Spain, with starring roles in films...
By Tasha Robinson

“I went to Patty Jenkins and asked, “What happened to her?” And she said, “She did it on purpose… She wants to provoke painful suffering, so she tested her own gas on her own face.” …This is the sadistic side of Dr. Maru.”


Holy crap, Dr. Poison. 

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Chadwick Boseman Counts Up How Many Times He's Watched the 'Black Panther' Trailer
'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman tells Yahoo Movies at Disney's D23 Expo he's managed to watch movie's teaser less than 10 times — but it's not easy

Speaking to Yahoo Movies on the red carpet at Disney’s D23 Expo (watch the clip above), the movie’s star confessed that, while he hasn’t yet seen it a full ten times, he did watch it on at least six occasions throughout the course of its creation — and then once more just for his own pleasure (“I let myself have that one”).

Chadwick Boseman Counts Up How Many Times He's Watched the 'Black Panther' Trailer

Marvel’s trailer debuts are always big online events, and Black Panther was no exception.Its premiere teaser in June currently ranks as the third-most-watched promo in the studio’s history. Unveiled during the NBA Finals, it was viewed 89 million times during its first 24 hours, only 19 million of which were on TV — meaning that a whopping 70 million Internet users sought out the clip. And one of those many fans, it turns out, was none other than Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman.

Speaking to Yahoo Movies on the red carpet at Disney’s D23 Expo (watch the clip above), the movie’s star confessed that, while he hasn’t yet seen it a full ten times, he did watch it on at least six occasions throughout the course of its creation — and then once more just for his own pleasure (“I let myself have that one”). That’s no surprise, given that the clip seems to have won over both Marvel aficionados and casual fans, thus making Black Panther one of next year’s biggest superhero offerings. Black Panther roars into theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

‘Black Panther’ Teaser Trailer Gives First Look at Marvel Hero’s Solo Debut:

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Gifted Prisoners Group Chat Episode 3: Edgy Backstory Hell

yeah uh oops i forgot to submit it here bc this blog isnt active much,,, im gomen

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Questions that I think Mac would post on Yahoo Answers
  • “I’m a 100% straight male, but I really want to bang my roommate. What is the least gay way that I could approach him about it?”
  • “Can someone help me with some post effects on my Project Badass videos?”
  • “My friend told me that when you burn garbage, the smoke floats into the sky and becomes stars. I’m pretty sure that’s wrong, but I’m not sure what’s the right answer. How does garbage work? Also, what are stars?”
  • “My girlfriend has a dick, and I’m seriously into it. Does that make me gay?”
  • “Did Mel Gibson do all of his own stunts in the eighties? And whatever happened to him, anyway? When will he make another movie?”
  • “I think my roommate is trying to poison me. How can you check for poisonous gasses in your food?”
  • “Can anybody tell me if my dad got out of prison along with all those child molesters?”
  • “How do you spit flames?”
  • “My friends and I are making Lethal Weapon 6, and our financial backer ditched us over creative differences. Does anyone have $40K we can borrow?”
  • “How do sex reassignment operations work? Asking for a friend.”
  • “What’s with all the Craigslist tricks asking for roses all the goddamn time? Since when do they accept anything but cash or drugs?”
  • “I’ve got about $15K worth of coke I’m trying to unload. Any takers?”
The Pretty Reckless’s Taylor Momsen on Why She 'Sold Her Soul to Rock ‘n’ Roll,' Will Never Act Again
NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 29: Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless performs during the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October 29, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Most musical artists yearn to be recognized, earn money, and enjoy a self-indulgent lifestyle. But 23-year-old Taylor Momsen had already experienced all of that when she abandoned her acting career and launched her hard rock band, the Pretty Reckless, in 2009. She’d been acting since she was 7, and in 2007 her TV career peaked when she played Jenny Humphrey on the popular series Gossip Girl. Momsen had also worked as successful model for IMG before she gave it all up for rock ‘n’ roll.

At the time, Momsen was considered a bit of a loose cannon. Though she was just 15 when the band started and 16 when their debut album Light Me Up came out, Momsen was rebellious and provocative — flaunting her sexuality onstage, using shock tactics to attract a crowd, and engaging in the kind of behavior that gives parents of teenage girls nightmares.

“I look back at some of the outfits I wore and I go, ‘Wow, I don’t know what I was thinking,’ but I was certainly honest at the time,” Momsen tells Yahoo Music. “I was young, and I think it was good that we got that out of our systems in the beginning.”

Whether the antics and bravado played a role in her success or not, Taylor Momsen is still going strong six years into her recording career with her band’s third full-length release, Who You Selling For. The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard album chart and its first single, “Take Me Down,” hit #1 on the rock chart, making it the band’s fourth consecutive song to top that chart.

Like 2014’s Going to Hell, Who You Selling For is a gritty album full of bluesy guitars and propulsive hard rock rhythms. But while Momsen has strived to be controversial in the past — exposing her bare back and most of her rear end on the front cover of Going to Hell, for instance — these days she chooses a different way to express herself. The new album’s title addresses the slippery slope between commerce and art, and the songs, which explore hard rock, blues, funk, soul, and pop, bristle with the frustration of giving up family, stability, and privacy to follow a dream.

“I’ve sold my soul to rock ‘n’ roll,” she glibly says. “I’ve given everything to music. You have to do that. When you love something so much, you have to fully commit to it, and that means giving everything else up for it. But at the end of the day I get to scream into a microphone every night, and that’s f—ing awesome. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

YAHOO MUSIC: You touch on many different music subgenres on Who You Selling For. And it sounds like you have more than a passing familiarity with each.

TAYLOR MOMSEN: It wasn’t intentional to go all over the place with this record, but when [guitarist] Ben Phillips and I were writing, we tried really hard not to limit ourselves. As soon as you put any limitations on yourself as a writer, you’re immediately stunting yourself. So nothing was off the table. The reason we love rock ‘n’ roll so much is it represents freedom and it really does encompass everything. Rock ‘n’ roll is everything — it’s the blues, it’s jazz, it’s funk, it’s country, it’s pop. It’s all those things, so you can go in so many different directions and it’s still rock ‘n’ roll.

People from Gene Simmons to Lenny Kravitz have declared that rock is dead. Clearly it’s not, but it seems like there’s a narrower idea today of what rock entails.

As soon as the word “Active” got put in front of “Rock,” it became very testosterone-based. We’ve always had the same motto – “try not to try” — and that’s something we really tried to implement on this record. It wasn’t about being fast or heavy or slow. We really tried to capture the human element with each of these songs, and that’s why all the great records that have lasted the test of time are great.

You used old-school recording techniques to give capture organic quality, even though you may have sacrificed some of the precision and polish of many modern recordings in the process.

Back in the golden age of rock there were no computers and no ability to manipulate stuff, so we tried not to do that on this record. The sound of a real guitar note is important. You want to hear the player behind the music and what he’s trying to express, without all this technology.

Why did you call the album Who You Selling For?

By posing a question instead of defining something, at least it’s open for interpretation so everyone’s going to have a different thought of what “selling for” means. To me, it means something different every day. In general, I’m selling for music. I give everything to music. But today I’m selling for Yahoo.

Do you feel like a product?

I don’t feel like a product, but sometimes I feel like I get treated like a product. In the modern age, instead of treating the music as the product, the artist gets treated as the product, especially with social media. You become the promotion machine itself. It’s a strange time.

Are you active on Twitter and Instagram?

I use it to communicate with my fans and give out pertinent information about where we’re playing, but I don’t give out personal information. I try to stay off it as much as I can. I’m writing songs, and if you’re living on the Internet it’s not real. It doesn’t actually exist. It does, but it’s virtual. It’s not reality. I very much like to live in reality, not a virtual reality.

What was the greatest challenge you faced making this record?

Challenges come up along the way. It starts from the beginning. The writing process is always the most torturous, but it’s also the most rewarding. It takes the longest and it’s the hardest because these songs are coming from your own head and you never know when an idea is going to come. But when we finish a good song, there is no better feeling. The next challenge is taking it to the band and figuring out where the song is going to take us when we’re playing as a full band and where the recording is going to go. It’s all torture and then complete and utter bliss. But it’s all cathartic as well. The ups and downs are necessary to create good art.

There seems to be a lot of frustration in these songs. Where did that come from?

I think there are common themes of desperation and confusion. I was trying to adapt back to regular life after being on tour for so long. The tour really is a bubble. We toured Going to Hell for two years and when we got home I went, “Where did two years of my life just go? And who am I now?” So there’s an adjustment period and you have to try to find yourself again. I think that is reflected in a lot in the lyrics and the writing of this record. You’re so disconnected from society when you’re on tour, so when you get back home you feel very alone and you have to try to figure out how to reconnect back into the real world. That can be a challenge.

After doing two albums with vivid images of you on the cover, you went with a melancholy black-and-yellow sketch of an androgynous, long-haired figure looking down. Why did you choose that route?

A friend of mine did that. They listened to the record and sent back this piece of art. When we saw it, the whole band threw their hands up and said, “Well, that’s the record cover.” We were going through a lot of ideas, but this one fit the title so well. Everyone has a different take on it. It’s abstract expressionism. There’s so many things you can take from it, which fits with the record, which goes all over the place. Every time I look at that image I see something different. And I think that was very reflective of the record and of how I was feeling. The yellow parchment represents age, which is appropriate to me. We were all feeling older these days.

When you had three #1 songs in a row on Going to Hell, you were praised as the first female-fronted band since the Pretenders to achieve that. But it seems like you’re far more interested in being a great band than being a great female-fronted band.

I don’t see gender like that. I just think a good song is a good song; a good band is a good band. All my idols were men: John Lennon, Chris Cornell, Robert Plant, the list goes on and on. I just think good is good, bad is bad. It’s that simple. I don’t see the need for anyone to separate one band from another and say, “They are female-fronted; they are not.” It just doesn’t register that way for me.

You said touring for two years straight made you crazy. Do you plan to tour differently for this album?

We’re going to try to do it a little differently. I would like to record a little bit between some of the shows rather that tour for two years and then going, “Where did that block of my life go?” When I’m going that long without creating something new, it starts to wear on me. I start to lose my sanity a little bit.

Do you have any pursuits outside of music?

I consider myself a writer. I’m working on a couple different books right now. I don’t know if they’ll ever get released, but I’m working on them. That’s a form I’d like to entertain. I’m doing a little of everything. Obviously I write poetry because lyrics are poetry, but I’m working on a children’s book. I’m sure there’ll be some sort of autobiography of the band at some point. I’m working on a novel. These are just things I do as a hobby to try to keep myself sane. And I sculpt and I paint, but that’s more for me personally and not for the public.

Would you ever consider returning to acting?

No, I never want to do that again. That was so my childhood. I literally was in junior high, so I look back on that and it feels like a past life. Playing a character is not something I’m interested. I’m much more interested in self-expression.

title: you are chatting with a stranger. you both like muse.
drabbler: me! (illustriousphan)
doodler: @starryskylester (their art is a+ 10/10)
beta: @pegasusphan
warnings: excessive swearing lol but nothing else
summary: dan stumbles upon a familiar face on omegle
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I can’t remember if I took sleeping meds or cough syrup. The liquid was purple, so it leans away from cough syrup, but I’m floating a little in the strange way that cold medicine makes you do. Plus, if I took sleeping meds, shouldn’t I be sleeping? No matter how I look at it, I’ve screwed up at least a little – it’s 3 a.m. and sleep is waving at me in the rearview mirror.

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everything wrong with official-nhl guy's post

You probably saw it, but it’s here, and it’s stupid. After starting out with a weird bit that everyone already knows about social media (“it’s just like marketing…except that it’s…just like marketing” - real wise words), it gets pretty wacky in a hurry.

As an avid Tumblr user and die-hard fan of the New York Rangers I was already running a relatively successful New York Rangers blog at the time(2012). 

And we were all so impressed. 

It was as though all 30 teams of the NHL had their own chair and were arranged in a circle. What I found was missing was a chair in the middle. The one that encompassed not just all teams but encompassed hockey and the NHL as a whole.

“I looked around and I thought…damn…I could be a chair. Watch the throne, because I’m the damn throne, and you’re sitting on me and using me like whoa.”

I spent a lot of time thinking about how to go about undertaking this. I had no doubt in my mind it would be a success (due to a proprietary trick up my sleeve that I’ll explain later) but to achieve the maximum success it would have to contain the right voice and community from the very beginning. 

Hmm. I wonder how to run a successful blog on tumblr. I wonder what his answer is, to this question. It’s probably the voice. The voice is important. No one followed him for the gifs, but for his stupid fucking voice.

At first it began as nhl-highlights.tumblr.com. I didn’t want to mess with the NHL so I added ‘-highlights’ to the end of it. It gained about 1,000 followers in about a month. That was pretty good for a hockey blog so I contacted the NHL. 

I’m CRYING. Imagine if I got to a thousand followers on Twitter, where all I do is post stupid puns, and was like, “Hey NHL listen… You and me could be pals. Hear me out.”

This disappointed me but the LED lightbulb in my head lit up immediately when something came to my mind, they never said no. They also didn’t say stop. It essentially gave me the go ahead to go full on into a mini-case study for fun.

Turns out that the NHL didn’t have a problem with him throwing his life away in pure and unadulterated devotion to their cause. Crazy, right? 

I began by creating the blog as an entity and changing the name to official-nhl.tumblr.com. I wanted to prove to the NHL that there was a market for hockey fans on tumblr and I wanted them to know they missed out big time (Slight bitterness and intrigue all in one). 

The NHL should probably have a tumblr, because maybe then they’d learn how to react to things like Semyon Varlamov and Gary Bettman wouldn’t sound so stupidly tone deaf when he talks about how great the league is. If the league wants to post gifs, it turns out they already have a website to do it. It’s called nhl.com. You may have heard of it.

The only way this was going to work though was if nobody knew it was me.

Did anyone honestly believe this guy was the NHL? Every time I saw the URL on my dashboard, I thought it was a fucking stupid URL for some random person to use. 

Anyway I still don’t know who this guy is, so mission accomplished I guess.

I studied the NHL’s voice and marketing strategy endlessly to ensure it was as realistic as possible. 

It must have been very hard to sound so vanilla.

As are all my side-projects, I included no ads. I was doing this for fun and solely to help the NHL. I didn’t want to use the NHL’s entity to make money. 

I included no ads, because I'm the best marketing major on the face of the planet. Marketing major?? Making money???? Not actually related.

As I said before, I had a proprietary trick up my sleeve. That trick was a method of creating gifs that allowed me to upload highlights nearly 5X faster than any other user on tumblr. 

NO ONE FOLLOWED YOU FOR YOUR VOICE FUCKSTICK, IT WAS FOR YOUR GIFS.

I drove out nearly all team fandom blogs and I accumulated those followers as well as the hockey fans who weren’t die-hard enough to follow a team blog. In a matter of months (2013) we had 17,000 followers. I wasn’t finished there though.

“Hey, you know that tumblr website, that extraordinarily inclusive website, particularly for women? Well, I did the opposite of that. And No, I’m Not Fucking Done.”

We’d get at least 3 messages a day saying, “Thanks to this blog I now love hockey” or questions like that asking how to get into the sport. We’d also get some saying they just bought their first jersey thanks to the blog.

bullshit

The blog was featured daily alongside MLB, NBA, BleacherReport, CBS and other ‘real’ tumblr blogs. The gifs created were almost always used by yahoo and other news sites. At the end of the year we had one of the top 10 sports posts of the year selected by Tumblr. Mind you this was all while people still believed I was indeed the NHL.

THAT’S BECAUSE YOU PROVIDED GIFS, NOT BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT YOU WERE THE NHL. NO ONE CARED. THEY WANTED GIFS. 

At the end of this campaign we also reached one of my long-time goals, being the top result on tumblr if you googled ‘NHL tumblr’.

if you google “wheelsofarmageddon tumblr”, mine is the top result. My brand is booming.

It was after this campaign that I decided to reveal myself. The blog had begun to take a toll on me. It was amazing and I loved the community but there were days where I was working on the blog 16+ hours a day and going to school full time.

This is just sad. Dude. Do something else. You literally have no time in your day to enjoy yourself. 16 hours a day is insane. You did this for no money. FOR NO GAIN! I FEEL SO BAD FOR YOU.

A lot went on and I probably left a lot out but I’ll never forget when the NHL was me.

You write like a 4-year old.