it the epidemic

The Signs as Eddie's iconic quotes:
  • Aries: I'M GONNA KILL YOU!!!!!
  • Taurus: Yeah, I’m saving them for your sister.
  • Gemini: Did you see my loogie? It's the mass, it's always the mass.
  • Cancer: I’m about to have a fucking asthma attack.
  • Leo: You know what these are? They’re gazebos! They’re bullshit!
  • Virgo: I mean, he’s bleeding all over and you guys know there’s an aids epidemic happening right now as we speak.
  • Libra: Get me my bifocals. They’re in my second fanny pack.
  • Scorpio: DO NOT FUCKING TOUCH ME!!
  • Sagittarius: But, but, how do you amputate a waist?!
  • Capricorn: Why don’t you shut the fuck up Einstein because I know what I’m doing.
  • Aquarius: I DON'T FUCKING KNOW!
  • Pisces: Oh shit. Oh god. Oh fuck.

So I was talking to my friend about some of the Eddie scenes I remembered, and when I mentioned him rambling about AIDS she cut me off and said, “Well of course he’s terrified about AIDS, there was that whole epidemic in the 80’s with gay men.”

And it just blew my mind that the full reason that Eddie is terrified of germs isn’t just because of what his Mom’s said and conditioned him to think, but also because there was a huge stigma about disease and being gay during that time period no wonder he’s so closeted

MML Connect Fanfiction: Contagious

Background: This story is based on something that happened in my junior year of high school. In the United States, more specifically, in Texas, we had an Ebola scare. This took place around the same time the Ebola epidemic went around in West Africa. The virus wasn’t detected until after a flight had touched down in the DFW airport, and that person transferred it to a nurse at a hospital in the downtown area. 

A parent of a student at my high school had been on that flight, and was placed on a month long quarantine with everyone else on that flight. The school sent a newsletter home that detailed these events. Bad decision. 

People panicked. Not everyone, but enough to be noticeable. 

Ebola is NOT airborne by the way. 

Now, who do we know who has a condition that causes people to panic and react because they don’t know how it actually works or how to protect themselves?


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anonymous asked:

I keep getting all the Subaru bots too

I dont think I got em

lol but it is pretty funny that we got, like, an epidemic of car bot followers. it’s like the chicken pox but with spam - everyones like “yeah I got it too” dhghdfhjdfghd

Okay so the new It movie takes place later in time than it did in the book; 1989. The creature wakes up every 27 years to feed, which means that part 2 is going to take place in late 2016. The sequel is going to take place at the exact same time as the 2016 clown epidemic. This is literally going to give the sequel one of the best horror movie contexts ever.

age & queerness in fandom

I’ve seen a few threads recently arguing that adults don’t belong in digital fan spaces because tumblr and the like are for young people, and I’ve finally put my finger on why this perspective unsettles me so much: because it perfectly mirrors the argument that queer adults - or queer things in general, really - are a creepy, corrupting influence on kids. Given how queer so much fandom content is, especially online, this might seem counter-intuitive, but one of the biggest culturally conditioned fears we have is that there’s something inherently predatory about older queer folx interacting with younger queer folx, because obviously queerness is inherently sexual and therefore something something power dynamics, right?

But the thing is, we’re missing a huge chunk of what should be the visible adult queer community because of the AIDS epidemic, ostracism, suicide and other shit like DADT that keeps or kept people closeted. Which is a big part of why so many younger queer folx don’t know queer history, or have only a passing acquaintance with it: because so many of the people who ought to have handed that knowledge down are missing or dead, or were otherwise kept from speaking. Which is why, in turn, we keep seeing resurgent waves of queer discourse - again, on places like tumblr - where younger people are, without knowing what came before them, both reinventing the wheel and making sweeping, inaccurate statements about their (very truncated view of) community history.

Because that’s the thing: for any culture or a community to survive, you need someone to transmit the history. Adults, elders, historians, senior figures, whatever - you need to keep records, you need people who are invested for the long haul, and above all you need a sense that what you’re building is important or worthwhile enough that it deserves to perpetuate itself. The community itself might change over the years, along with its dominant philosophies and expressions, but these are shifts that happen, not because knowledge has been lost, but because it has increased.

And look. I could go on a whole separate rant about how Western society is increasingly age-segregated in a bunch of unhealthy ways, and why that’s warping our collective memories. The idea that Teen Stuff and Adult Stuff shouldn’t overlap hasn’t sprung up in a vacuum. But fandom is not, should not be and never has been equivalent to the ephemeral, viral shifts of kid culture, the hopscotch games and nursery rhymes and songs and slang that children transmit to each other and then immediately outgrow, so that all subsequent reminiscence of them is detached from participation or up-to-date knowledge, unless obtained secondhand.

Not all adults in fandom are queer, nor is all of fandom queer. But online, in contexts where we’re talking largely about fanfic/fanart rather than convention spaces, and where there’s demonstrable overlap with other areas of queer and feminist discourse, fandom is one of the few arenas in which queer adults routinely interact with queer teens. And particularly knowing there are people in fandom who express a love of queer ships but discomfort with IRL queerness otherwise, it does not sit well with me to see a “But Think Of The Children!” argument being used to suggest that the people who create and maintain fandom are acting inappropriately by doing so.   

Holy shit.

The first episode of OITNB season 5 makes specific references to just about every major fatal gun violence incident in the past few years (in regards to the gun violence deaths on the show). Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Charleston SC, Aurora CO, Columbine, Ferguson, Virginia Tech, I could keep going. Each event is mentioned briefly in passing during a mass prison riot, and it is so fucking powerful that they just keep mentioning more and more and more of these incidents, never running out of examples, and very effectively illustrating the true scope of the epidemic of gun violence in this country.

It is fucking brilliant and poignant and I am so so so here for this.

BTS  LOVE YOURSELF ‘HER’ TRACK-LIST ANALYSIS:

INTRO: Serendipity

The title in general means “Luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for”. When this term is appended with love it brings many other elements such as destiny and happiness. The things that the lyrics of the song described well  

I will invite you to read this analysis where all the main elements about it are explained HERE

Originally posted by yourpinkpill

DNA

DNA is the carrier of genetic information. But how is attached to “LOVE”? There is something called The Neurobiology of Love. Doctor Larry Young, for instance, believes there is a biological basis for love. He says “So many people ask is there a chemical or genetic basis to human love, and I certainly believe there is. I’m very confident that emotions such as love are really the byproduct of chemical reactions that happen in our brain where certain neurotransmitter molecules activating receptors in certain brain circuits that activate an emotional feeling. One of those emotional feelings that we know to be very human is love. Love happens between partners, but also between parents and their offspring, offspring and their parents and I think that there’s surely a biological mechanism to that.” Thus love and DNA are very related. 

DNA aside from meaning DeoxyriboNucleic Acid can be the abbreviation to many: Does Not Apply, Do Not Accept, Do Not Answer, Do Not Adjust, Daytime Nighttime Anytime, Don’t Need Advice … So be it if BTS will use it as it is and develop a poetic meaning to it or use an abbreviation, only time will tell us. 

Best Of Me

This is a song where BTS collab with the Chainsmokers. The title is quite self-explanatory as some loved ones can bring the best out of us.

보조개 = Dimple 

Dimple is the most beautiful human flaw. They are rare and can bring a charm to their owner. So just like beautiful eyes or a warm smile, dimples can be the reason you start finding someone attractive and eventually fall for them. 

Originally posted by aestheticpinkjoon

Pied Piper

The Pied Piper of Hamelin or the Rat-Catcher of Hamelin) is the title character of a legend from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany in 1934. The legend dates back to the Middle Ages, the earliest references describing a piper, dressed in multicolored clothing, who was a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service, he retaliates by using his instrument’s magical power on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. 

There are many contradictory theories about the Pied Piper. Some suggest he was a symbol of hope to the people of Hamelin, which had been attacked by plague; he drove the rats from Hamelin, saving the people from the epidemic. Others suggest that children died of some natural causes such as disease or starvation and that the Piper was a symbolic figure of Death. 

But what is the relationship between a Pied Piper and a theme such as “LOVE”. This man was a loving character who was willing to help the city and its owner but his feeling turned into hate when the society he was in was ungrateful towards his work. 

Pied Piper serves many metaphors according to Merriam-Webster, and truthfully they all describe BTS:

  1. a charismatic person who attracts followers
  2. a musician who attracts mass

It’s pretty known that Bangtan do not follow the kpop trends but are ahead of them. Thus, the song may probably talk about how BTS are now trend setters. They may also talk about how they became global during this year. There are many theories that can go with this song. 

Skit: Billboard Music Awards speech

Get ready to cry loads or laugh out loud, it’s either one of the two extremities with BTS skits. They may introduce how they ended up deciding to drop a clue about their comeback in such a big award ceremony. Rapmon clearly said during the speech “LOVE YOURSELF”.

Originally posted by jiminrolls

MIC DROP

Mic Drop may be just a catchy phare many uses but it has more history than you think. A mic drop is a gesture of intentionally dropping one's microphone at the end of a performance or speech to signal triumph. Figuratively, it is an expression of triumph for a successful event and indicates a boastful attitude toward one’s own performance.The gesture dates to the 1980s when it was used by rappers and comedians. Performers from both groups can engage in confrontational performance styles - rappers may participate in rap battles, comedians may interact with a  heckler in the audience - and dropping the microphone after a particularly effective line indicated complete confidence in the opponent’s inability to come back with anything that would be worthy of a response. An early occurrence was Eddie Murphy in 1983 in his standup show Delirious. 

BTS worked hard this year and had arms full of praises and exploits, coming with a song where they sing about it is only natural. It’s also a way to show the ones who doubted them that they are the ones who got the final word. This song will sure have more rap than the others. 

고민보다 go = before worrying, go or go rather than worry

BTS are known to speak up to the youth and their struggles, their mission never changed since the start to give hope. Including a song that helps the ones fighting is also a natural move coming from BTS. 

Outro: HER

This album will help introduce another one coming by 2018. We may finally know who is that “HER” that got us all stressed this past month or we may end up with an answer that will lead to another question. 

Originally posted by charrytommoto

+TWO Hidden Tracks

*Insert many “??????” and “!!!!!!!!!”* All we know is that one of them is a song made by Rap monster. 

By @mimibtsghost

florida has thousands of guards and volunteers coming to help for hurricane irma, and it hasn’t hit us yet. where is the help coming for barbuda, who the prime minister said that literally 90% of the island has been destroyed? (after they literally could NOT get a hold of him for 12+ hours after the storm hit), where is the help coming for puerto rico, who reports have said the entire island’s electricity might not even be operational for months to come? where’s the help for haiti and the dominican republic, who’s already struggling from earthquakes that happened over 10 years ago and hurricane matthew and a cholera epidemic? the places that need help the most are being ignored, simply because it isn’t the 50 states of the usa. please send donations, not the red cross (haiti has yet to see donations made from their 2007 earthquake), send care packages if you can’t send money. spread and reblog the word of other donations and people who help if you don’t have the finances or resources to help. these countries don’t have the means to bounce back after a category 5 hurricane has destroyed the entire island, please help them.

What Falsettos does a good job of portraying: 

- Religion 

- Gay men and women in the 80′s

- The AIDS epidemic and how it ruined the lives of many families and gay men 

- Dysfunctional families finding comfort within themselves and their crazy family 

- Families in general 

What Falsettos doesn’t do a good job of portraying: 

- Whizzer’s loves for fashion 

- He spends the whole first act wearing the same clothes 

- And you expect me to think he is a “fashion icon” or whatever