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So Anti’s back. Time to hyperfocus

Today’s episode of Hyperfocus is on what Anti says.

So for any of you who are extremely confused (I was too until I did some hardcore searching), Anti made his grand return in the intro for Jack’s PAX East panel. The reason you may be seeing so many phone- recorded videos is because Jack told people to record it on their phones. But… Was it Jack?

We’ll get to that in a minute.

First, let’s start with Anti’s first words, a voiceover on nothing. Did you miss me?” 

Sound familiar? Oh, yeah.

Dark said it when he came back. I’m willing to bet Anti got similar reactions. I, at least, reacted the same way for both: a little flailing, a little fangirling, and repeating, “Yes, yes I did.”


“Look at you all just sitting there, you all thought I was gone. Not worrying about anything. You all thought I was gone, but I’ve been here this entire time, keeping an eye on things.”

Anti, like Dark, wants us to pay attention. The difference here is that while Dark feeds off our attention and needs it (see: “You just need to let me in”), Anti simply craves the attention. As soon as the spotlight was off of him, he got jealous. He lashed out, because he wants to be seen again.

And when he says “I’ve been here this entire time,” that goes along with a lot of theories centered around the idea that Anti really did get rid of Jack on Halloween, and that Anti has just been pretending this entire time. Every glitch and Anti sighting between then and now has been Jack trying to get our attention.

Anti insults us. “Look at you all just sitting there.” He makes us feel at fault. He says we should have been worried. Flashback to Halloween, when he says “This is your fault.” He blames us. 

But he’s been here the entire time, which leads me back to what I said above about Jack telling us to record with our phones. Was it Jack? My theory is, no. If Anti claims to have been here this entire time, there has not been a single moment that it has been Jack since before Halloween. 

Moreover, I think Anti wanted a record of his reappearance, but in a chaotic way. This wasn’t in a video uploaded to Jack’s channel, it was an intro to a live event. Multiple people record this on their phones and share it on Tumblr, and the entire fandom is thrown into confusion and chaos.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure it was Anti.

“You stopped paying attention. Well, I hope you’re happy. You’ve found someone new. You threw me aside. Someone to replace me.”

Again, Dark.

I wanted Dark and Anti to get along, but this right here makes me think that if they ever did meet, it would not be good.

Dark said he’d been “Pushed aside, replaced, mocked.” Most people agree that he was referring to Anti here. Anti had been getting most of the attention, and Dark was a little mad about it. But when Dark got to us, when we let him in on Valentine’s, it satiated his need for attention. He believed that he wouldn’t have to deal with Anti anymore, because he came back.

Anti, on the other hand, not only said “Betrayal, neglect, mistake,” he also said this very cryptic little phrase: “cheap imitator.” 

Most people, again, agree that after Dark came back, Anti got jealous once again. But instead of saying he’d been pushed aside, replaced, and mocked, he’d been betrayed and neglected. By us. He believes that by even looking at Dark, we’ve betrayed and neglected him. He calls Dark a mistake, and a cheap imitator. Not good.

But then this. “You’ve found someone new. You threw me aside. Someone to replace me.”

Again, the only thing I could imagine he is talking about is Dark. We turned to Dark, and Anti is not happy.

“I’m not going anywhere. I’m always there, always watching. You can’t get rid of me.”

This goes back to above, where Anti says he’s always been there. Not much else to say about this, other than he’s always watching.

He sees everything we do. How we react to him, how we react to Dark. He sees every little headcanon we cook up. And he really doesn’t care what we say. Like Fall Out Boy said, “I don’t care what you think as long as it’s about me.”

Here’s a big difference between Anti and Dark. Dark needs us to trust him and even like him for his plans to play out. Anti, on the other hand, just wants us to watch. He doesn’t care about controlling us, because he believes he can do anything on his own. We can’t get rid of him. When he says that, he shows that he truly doesn’t care what we think as long as we pay more attention to him than Dark.

Enjoy the show.”

The first thing that popped into my head was Mark’s Raspy Hill video, which was arguably an early Darkiplier appearance. Although it isn’t canonical or acknowledged by Mark, we all kind of understand it to be Dark. (Sidenote, even back then, before Dark had concrete characteristics, we can still see him trying to make us trust him. More on that if you want it. Hmu.) In that video, Dark says, “Enjoy your stay.”

Enjoy is the key word here. I don’t think either Dark or Anti truly meant that they want us to enjoy in the common sense of the word. They meant to pay attention, and don’t try to leave. No matter what, the show is going to be worth watching.

Edit: I’ve been reminded of Natewantstobattle’s Sister Location song “Enjoy the Show” featuring Jack and HOW COULD I FORGET. And, yeah, maybe Anti threw that little reference in there for kicks and giggles. Anti likes showing up in horror games, doesn’t he? I highly doubt that Anti was making direct reference to Dark, and it’s entirely possible that he was referencing the song “Enjoy the Show,” but at this point it’s impossible to separate Anti and Dark completely. There is undeniable interaction between the two.


Oh, and the sliced neck? Yeah, kind of confirms that Jack is gone. Anti has been in control since Halloween. 

And the gauges? Most likely a canonical character trait. Makes Anti edgier.

Wednesday Morning Fandom Hot Take:

Peggy Olson and Yuuri Katsuki are the same characters in their respective fandoms, the seemingly most sensible person who is secretly the biggest freak. Also both fandoms seem to think they are way less confident in themselves and more fragile than they are (this is truer of Yuuri, people mostly only do this with like season 1-2 Peggy, but honestly y’all would not believe some of the stupid-ass comments I got about her on my old Mad Men fic on ff.net)

anonymous asked:

oh my god carrie is such a loser why do even care about her and p.s. she should've never came back to tumblr she'll make things wroser and you know it and seriously i hope she kills herself i mean no one would probably care she's just an ugly dumb stupid weird odd idiot and her drawings suck so...i dont care if anything thinks im being rude its true she'll just ruin your lives thats all she is good for!?

Seriously…..what the fuck is wrong with you anon….how heartless can you be from saying something so cruel like that. That just the most disrespectful thing! Seriously if you don’t like her then don’t go in her tumblr anymore there are other different blogs you can go in. So leave her alone you disgusting piece of trash…beside! What if someone said to you! You would feel like shit! Leave her alone before i would seriously get mad.

kodachromism  asked:

For the dead fandom thing (which was a super interesting read btw!) Xena warrior princess, The shadow, a lot of the fleicher cartoons, the GLEE fandom, Tom and Jerry, Buffy (I mean, I still watch and love it, but I'd be hard pressed to see anyone else talking about it), The land of the lost, The partridge family (Sadly). Thats all I can think of off the top of my head, anyways

I addressed the Shadow, Street & Smith pulp hero fandom disappearing today. Thanks for the suggestion! Here’s the Reader’s Digest Version: pulp heroes went away because 1) the audience were kids and working class men, and the kids went to comics and the adults went to men’s adventure paperbacks, 2) there is no publishing agency to keep them alive in the public eye and merchandized, like DC and Marvel do with their characters.

The Partridge Family was such a product of its specific cultural moment, that the miracle would have been if it did survive the 1960s. I am still scratching my head over the fact that Dazzler, the Marvel roller skating disco superheroine created in partnership with a record company, intended as a disco musical starring vehicle for Bo Derek, is, incredibly, still around and kicking in modern day Marvel comics published in the Year of Our Lord 2016.

I don’t know enough about Glee to be entitled to an opinion.

Animation buffs still love Tom and Jerry, but there’s a reason it is less visible in the public consciousness: it was superseded by a later, even more insane “chase” cartoon, the Coyote and Road Runner, created to be a semi-spoof of chase cartoons by taking them to their most extreme extent. There is such a thing as an “own” that is so spot on and brutal, a parody so accurate, it’s hard to take what it was making fun of seriously again. After Team America: World Police, I crack up whenever someone mentions Rent the Musical.

It’s a shame that people remember Land of the Lost as a schlockfest because of the bad sets and effects, because, with the limits of its audience, it occasionally could be legitimately horrifying. One especially eerie scene was set around a Sleestak library, where glowing Sleestak skulls would say ominous things like “when the last human is dead, the age of the Sleestak will begin.” Brrrr.

Buffy fandom is very much alive! It helps it’s on streaming, which helps a new audience discover it by word of mouth (not being available is like being dead). I don’t think it will be visible for the next five years, but I think a pattern will emerge: the shows with living fandoms will be ones that are accessible on streaming services, and the ones that are dead are behind dusty paywalls. People share gifs on Buffy, I see merch around for it, etc. Merch is always the most foolproof test as to whether a fandom is alive or dead because of the cold hard logic of capitalism: people wouldn’t make something there’s no audience for.

The people behind Buffy are now shaping pop culture: Joss Whedon was in charge of the Marvel Universe, but more importantly, Buffy was influential. Everyone is now doing what Buffy was doing in 2000, which is a combination of self-awareness, genre-savviness, and quippy, fast-paced dialogue. The Marvel movies wouldn’t have been possible without Buffy, and every show does this now. If you want to see how different TV was before Buffy, see one of its’ contemporaries, Babylon 5, which to modern viewers, with its’ Sorkin-esque West Wing style grandstanding speeches, feels overwritten and ponderous. Can you even imagine a member of Buffy’s gang getting off an uninterrupted monologue about Winston Churchill? That happened on B5 every other episode.

Part of the reason the Ghostbusters reboot felt “off” is because the original was a very dry comedy of a kind that nobody makes anymore except the British, whereas the reboot was a broader, wittier, quippier, Whedonian movie, or at least, made the effort to be one. Hell, even the recent Star Wars movie was Whedonized: it didn’t take itself seriously, and there was less of the ominousness and anxiety of the originals. Heck, people are mad that the DC movies aren’t this way. All told, I will say that when we look back on this era of geek culture, we’ll say Buffy was one of the most important moments.

Xena fandom is as alive as you’d expect something that hasn’t legitimately been continued in any way for a decade and a half to be. I don’t think it’s dead, but it is asleep. If a new Xena show was announced next week for streaming, tumblr would crack in half with excitement.

anonymous asked:

So, I'm one of your silent fans, but I stumbled across an article and thought you might like it if you hadn't already seen it. With the recent zodiac craze over Tumblr, I thought it might be fun to share. *recedes back to my shadowy lair* travelsandliving(.)com/what-are-the-most-ticklish-zodiac-signs/


Aries will tickle you back to the point you would beg them to stop. There’ s no chance you can escape them. You would find yourself trapped in the hands of an Aries. So, think twice before you start teasing them.


Taurus loves tickling others, but doesn’t enjoy much when tickled. They are sensitive to touch in general. They would most likely lie on you and make you laugh until you cry. Be careful and don’t make them mad. Otherwise, they will get revenge ten folds.


We can say that Geminis are one of the most ticklish zodiac signs. They can be pretty childlike and always have funny reactions. They enjoy being tickled and always laugh hysterically. Funny thing is they are a bit forgetful. It’s like laughter brainwashes them. So if they are in the middle of a conversation, it will take them some time to get back on track.


If you tease a Cancer, you would be surprised at their reaction. They would say absolutely nothing, but go to their room and slam the door. You would find yourself in an awkward situation. But, you will never again think about teasing or tickling a Cancer.


Their reaction depends on who is tickling them. If that is someone they are attracted to they would be totally fine with it. Otherwise, they would get extremely offended and mad. You would quickly find yourself explaining them that you only had good intentions. So Leos, no hard feelings!


Virgos have different reactions to tickling. Sometimes, they are completely unresponsive. They would stare at you without laughing until you stop. You have to admit, it is not fun to tickle someone who is indifferent to it. If you want to have a quality time with a Virgo, make sure they have put everything in order first.


Sagittarius would definitely tickle you back. And once he is done with you, he would start looking for another victim. So, if you are not ticklish and find nothing funny about it, you better leave the room.


People avoid tickling Capricorns because of their strange reactions. They are either so tense and hard to relax, or they are simply indifferent to it. However, when they feel no pressure whatsoever, you can have a good laugh with them.


Libras love tickling and teasing. Only when they realize their hair and clothes are a mess after rolling on the floor, they would suddenly calm down. You know Libras, they always want to be moderate in everything.


At first, Scorpios enjoy being tickled. They would laugh and enjoy the moment with you. But when things start getting out of control, they can can easily get mad. Without any hesitation, a Scorpio will tell you to stop it right now. And if you see that mean look on their face, you better do that.


An Aquarius would pretend like nothing is happening, but they would actually love it. But be careful, they would think about how to get you back. They would choose the perfect moment and you would be caught completely off guard.


At first, Pisces would hate it. Then, they would realize tickling can be really funny. Touch them anywhere you want, but don’t touch their feet. They are extremely sensitive to this area.

whitepencil  asked:

Hi! I ran into your article about ableist language and it made me think if there were any non-ableist idioms. For example, how can one say "being crazy for someone" or "mad about someone" without being ableist? (Sorry, I mean no offense with this question, the article just made me wonder about this, so I thought I'd ask.)

Hey, sorry, I just saw this question. (Tumblr is apparently not where I spent most of my time.) 

I actually have a list of possible alternatives to ableist things on my own website, www.autistichoya.com, on the ableist language page (at the bottom), but I think most of those are aimed at the more negative feelings people want to express when they resort to ableist language. Instead of “being crazy for someone” or “mad about someone,” how about, “I would climb a thousand metaphorical mountains for you!” or “I would defeat a thousand metaphorical armies for you!” or “My love for you is like the burning intensity of a thousand flaming suns!” Why not just be more creative? 

Markiplier “JackedbyTowel”

Hey so just noticed that Mark’s Tumblr looked weird and realized he was in fact hacked by someone going by “Towel”. Mark seems to be reaching out to Tumblr on Twitter right now to get this fixed.

In the meantime, I don’t think some of the community is responding to this well. I noticed that people on twitter are in fact using the hashtag the hacker is trying to boost (#jackedbytowel) and using it to angrily yell at them.

I would urge you guys NOT to lash out angrily at this guy mostly cause it will most like do squat considering they just want attention and even prefaced the hashtag with “get mad kiddos find me on tweeter”. The other main reason is I don’t think this is really how Mark would want us to act in this situation, and he really shouldn’t need to police us on how we white knight him on social media.

If you still feel the need to help out somehow, you can contact Tumblr’s support and let them know what’s going on. If you do this remember to stay levelheaded and informative. ALLS CAPS are not necessary.

We want to help the situation get resolved not make it worse.