“Boys want love if it’s torture, but real men want you to text them back. Honestly. The way you can tell the boys from the men is how they react when you don’t play games with them. A boy will become bored. A man will want to get to know you more. Everyone wants a challenge, but you shouldn’t have to completely manipulate your communication style in order to seem like one. Your conversation, your outlook, your wit, your accomplishments, your charisma, those things should challenge him. Any man knows that if you’re showing him all of those qualities, you could just as easily show them to someone else if he plays games. You know what they say, play games with a girl, she’ll chase you. Play games with a woman, she will replace you.”
⬆ Lord of the Rings moves to No. 4 after Viggo revealed he was almost in The Hobbit. ☆ Summer is finally ending. Maybe that’s why Frozen (No. 8) came back with a vengeance. ⬆ As excitement grows around the live-action Beauty and the Beast (No. 11), so does its ranking.
Music: Mind the gap as we enter Music.
⬆ Taylor Swift lost her relationship, but gained the No. 2 spot. Hm. ☆ All about that 🔑 change, Lady Gaga’s new single earns her No. 4. ☆ All eyes on Sia. Her single with Kendrick Lamar boosted her to No. 6.
Celebrities: A quick stop in Hollywood.
⬆ Tom Hiddleston lost his relationship, but gained the No. 3 spot. Funny how this works. ☆ Alycia Debnam-Carey just shows up to NYFW and pulls a thirteen spot jump to No. 5 ⬇︎ Rebecca Sugar is at a sweet No. 13 after talking about how queer-positive Steven Universe is.
Games: Welcome to Games. Transfers to board, video, and mind are on the other side of the platform.
Complete transcripts of the Taylor Kanye phone call
K: You still got the Nashville number?
T: I still have the Nashville area code but I had to change–
K: All my southside n****** that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.
T: Yeah, it’s all for exposure (approximately what she said)
K: Well, this one is, I think this is a really cool thing to have
T: I know, it’s like a compliment…(inaudible, giggling)
K: What I give a fuck about is just you as a person and as a friend, I want things that make–
K: –you feel good but I don’t wanna do rap that makes people feel–
T: Yeah, go with whatever line makes you feel better, it’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way.
T: And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that’s really nice.
K: Oh, yeah, I just have a responsibility to you as a friend, you know, and I mean, thanks–
K: Thanks for being so cool about it.
T: Aw thanks, Yeah, I really appreciate it. The heads up is so nice.
T: Thanks for asking about it, I really appreciate it. You know, I never would’ve expected you to, like, tell me about a line in your songs.
T: And the flowers you sent me! I instagrammed a picture them and it’s like, the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten, it was like 2.7–
K: Relationships are more important than punchlines
T: Yeah, I mean, I don’t think anybody would listen to it and be like, (inaudible), she must be crying.
T: Like, you gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it. You didn’t know who I was before that.
T: It doesn’t matter that I sold 7 million of an album before you did that, which is what happened. You didn’t know who I was before that! And it’s fine.
T: (inaudible) make these things happen, and I get the idea to do that, I create these things and concepts, and I’m always gonna respect you.
T: And I’m really glad you had the respect to call me and tell me that as friends, that song, and–
T: It’s a really cool thing to do and it’s a really good show of friendship, so thank you.
K: Thank you, too.
T: And if people ask me about it I think it’d be great to tell them you called me about it and told me about it before it came out, like, joke’s on you guys, we’re fine
T: You guys wanna call this a feud, you wanna call it throwing shade, but right after the song comes out I’ll be on the Grammy red carpet, and if someone asks me about it, I’ll be like, “He called me”–
T: You’re so outspoken, “Yeah, she does, it made her famous”, yeah it’s more provocative, (inaudible)
T: It doesn’t matter to me. There’s not one that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.
tbh the “it’s not like you to pit women against each other” comment is so inherently poisonous and I doubt taylor even realises it but it’s just s o
like it’s dangerous because people who look up to taylor (young girls + women) are going to look @ that and see ‘raising intersectional feminism issues’ and ‘acknowledging the sometimes intricate nature of privilege and oppression that favours white/thin women over other women’ as a negative thing. They will see the calling out of white/thin privilege as pitting women against each other, and they will see it as un-feminist.
What’s so poisonous abt it is that it uses feminist language + concepts to promote v non-feminist ideas. It’s very wolf-in-sheeps-clothing and could easily be non-intentional but it’s damaging nonetheless
it’s so typical of the damaging and exclusionary nature of white/thin feminism it’s like aargh pls step back and see this issue as bigger than yourself like instead of being defensive maybe you should use your privilege to speak abt it
I think, what I wish we would all do is be a little bit nicer to ourselves. We have enough going on out in the world that could make us feel terrible, or not special enough, or not cool enough. We don’t need our own minds telling us that too.
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Television: MTV Fandom Award voting mixed things up.
⬆ The 100 earns a perfect score at No. 1. ☆ Mr. Robot’s second season premiere gets the show back to No. 12 ☆ Proving Gleeks will never forget him, the anniversary of Corey Monteith’s death lifted Glee to No. 14.
Movies: Turns out women can be funny, in case you didn’t hear. How novel.
⬆ Ghostbusters and its perfect cast is No. 1. ⬇︎ Zootopia might have left the big screen, but it’s still holding strong at No. 3. ☆ Rogue One reappears at No. 5 after the cast revealed some no-longer-secrets about the film.
⬆ Rihanna worksworksworksworksworks up five spots to No. 5. ☆ Britney Spears makes a comeback at No. 10 with a single from her ninth album. ☆ Calvin Harris says hello to No. 15 after saying goodbye to Taylor Swift.
Web stuff: All the WWW news you could possibly handle.
⬆ AmazingPhil is back at No. 2, restoring all normalcy to the list. ☆ Filthy Frank makes a clean return to No. 14. ⬇︎ Bo Burnham topples eight spots, but is still holding strong at No. 19. Stay safe, Bo.
Getting into Loft 89 must be a great feeling but spending your whole night at a TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT trying to get in and getting your hopes up will only lead to disappointment. Taylor works so hard to make this an enjoyable, fun concert for everyone, think about how upset she would be if she knew a big fan of hers walked out of there disappointed for whatever reason. The chances of Loft 89 are slim and come unexpectedly to a fan. So just enjoy each second you get to spend at the concert.
Adele, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Lady GaGa, Lana Del Rey and Perry all currently write songs about their love interests and relationships, but none make a guessing game out of their songs like Swift does. Still, Swift is the only woman to cry “misogyny” when writing about relationships is brought up in the press — because it gets her more press.
Taylor Swift And Her Brand Of Feminism - Huffington Post
I’d never been in a relationship when I wrote my first couple of albums, so these were all projections of what I thought they might be like. They were based on movies and books and songs and literature that tell us that a relationship is the most magical thing that can ever happen to you. And then once I fell in love, or thought I was in love, and then experienced disappointment or it just not working out a few times, I realized there’s this idea of happily ever after which in real life doesn’t happen. There’s no riding off into the sunset, because the camera always keeps rolling in real life. It’s magical if you ask anyone who has ever fallen in love—it’s the greatest. Now I have more of a grasp on the fact that when you’re in a state of infatuation and you think everything that person does is perfect, it then—if you’re lucky—morphs into a real relationship when you see that that person is not in fact perfect, but you still want to see them every day.