made this for the internet

I read an article earlier today about this mother who was surprised to receive a friend request from an adult man she didn’t know- after a bit of questioning she found out this man followed her 12 year old daughter on a streaming website. The daughter had an account solely for the reason of offering her friends advice and trying to help them solve problems.

The mother consficated her daughters laptop and grounded her. She also brought it to the attention of the girl’s school principal and made her daughter an example of internet safety. The daughter called it a “learning experience”.

What did she learn, however? That she is responsible for the actions of an adult man? Of an adult man who she had never purposefully communicated with before? That she is responsible for a grown man invading her privacy and integrating himself into a group of children in a predatory manner? That its her fault that a grown man is creepy and invasive?

This child wasn’t taught how to improve computer privacy. She wasn’t taught how to block people, or how to kick them out. She was punished, and for what?

That’s not parenting. That’s just going to put her into more danger in the future.

Why Jack is Not My Idol... But is My Hero

This is how I described Jack to one of my brothers, who doesn’t watch his videos. 

I was writing quickly, so I didn’t really word it very well but this is what I said:

“He’s awesome and really funny and watching him has made me smile and got me through bad days. And I’ve made tons of internet friends because of the channel as well. Not only that but his real name is Seán and he’s Irish, so he’s double awesome for that” - that’s one of my other brother’s names, and we have Irish heritage, so this was a little joke xD and I carried on:

“I don’t see him like a celebrity at all, and neither does he - one of the things that are awesome about him. He’s very humble and caring unlike some YouTubers. This may sound stupid but to me he’s more like a friend than a YouTuber.”

This wasn’t the whole conversation, and it was in the context of my future tattoo. I was explaining why having the Septiceye Sam as part of it was more meaningful that it first appears, that it is not just me “idolising a celebrity” - because that’s not how I see Jack at all.

Jack has never made me feel like he is a celebrity, on a pedestal above all of us. He’s always felt human. A friend. Equal to all of us. Which is exactly how it should be, as that’s what he is. What I love about him is that he hasn’t forgotten that, nor has he let us forget it.

But that’s not to say that Jack isn’t amazing. He’s a wonderful person with a big heart, who puts his all into everything that he does. He spreads positivity, love and happiness like no-one I’ve ever seen. He has the ability to make people smile through tears, to lift people up, to lighten up the darkness. He’s only human, yes, but he’s an incredible one. 

He’s the sort of person that I think everyone should be. Everyone should love like Jack does. I honestly believe that the world would be peaceful if everyone was as accepting, caring, humble and encouraging as he is. The world needs more people like Jack.

@therealjacksepticeye it might seem like I’m just saying this, but I honestly do mean it with all my heart. I wish everyone in the world had your kindness, your humility, your empathy. There are people on this planet who could learn a lot from you. There are people “higher up” in the world who don’t possess the admirable qualities that you have. This is why I don’t simply idolise you or anyone else - status doesn’t mean anything. I look up to you because of the person you are. You are not my idol, but my hero.

<3

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Cinna trying really hard to get Saoirse to play with him.

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randomblogofafan  asked:

Oh wow… I didn't know I wasn't the only one that had an issue with CJ… see, I like their art, and at some point something of theirs ended up on my dash, and I saw how hostile this person reacted to someone who was pretty tame in my opinion. Went on to say they lash out at trolls to show others to stand up for themselves. Said that the Internet made them this way because of how hateful the internet can be…

(cont) Anyway, I tried messaging them to let them know there are other ways to stand up to trolls and “haters” or whatever they called them. Sadly, there wasn’t enough room to get my message across in one go without deleting spaces and punctuation… and I don’t think they even saw my ask, or if they did, they ignored it, possibly because they didn’t want any positivity on their blog… which I think is kinda sad…

Simply being kind, giving people the benefit of doubt, and kindly responding is what I like to do. And if someone gets heated, I respond calmly. If only I could do the same thing irl. Damn autism and other disorders! XP ^vv^

Oh trust me, sweetie, you’re not alone. A lot of my friends and people in my community have a problem with CJ. 

Most of my problem stems with what you mentioned. It seems like their end goal is to just be nasty to other people. I’m sure they get a lot of blind love from their followers, but they choose to display the hate for whatever reason.

I prefer to keep a leveled head as well. At times, I let emotions get the best of me, but I hope I always come across as clear minded and civil. The last thing I’d want to do is belittle someone who meant no harm. I know I’d feel horrible.

In a way, I feel bad for CJ. I feel bad that they need to spread hate to feel important and strong. I feel bad that their only way of communicating with other people giving constructive criticism is to be harsh. I wish people would stop “feeding the troll” and leave their hateful comments to themselves, but I cannot control them either.

My feelings no way excuse their behavior, but I wonder what happened in their life that made them turn into such a nasty human being. I’ve gotten hate before as well, but it never made me feel like I needed to bite the person who is hating on me. If I don’t matter to them, why should their words matter to me?

There’s already so much hate in the world. Why create more?

HEY DO YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND??

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Hey! 

I’m Aweys/15/London
I’ve made some friends through tumblr and the internet in general but I’ve only got a special connection with 2 of them, so i’m interested in making new friends! 
I’d looove to have like a cool squad, and like have cool skype conversations/

So a few interests we should have in common (it’s ok if it’s not all of them, but at least a few, just to keep the conversations alive)
YouTube: like the most important thing for me tbh, I love KSI, Comedy short gamer, prank vs prank and roman atwood 
Netflix, and series like izombie, orange is the new black, how to get away with murder, Brooklyn nine-nine, stranger things and Disney movies! 
Music, lil wayne, migos, lil uzi vert, lil yachty and nicki minaj

I’m looking for people who text back, text me first sometimes, keeps up a good convo, like more than just a small talk. I’d love to have friends who are from the US, Canada or Europe but it’s ok if you’re from somewhere else hahah 
To join the squad you have to have skype, be open minded, respectful and have a fun personality, easy to get along. Please don’t be self absorbed😊 between 13-20 years is ok. Personally I prefer to talk to girls but if you’re a boy it’s ok too😊 
Just send me a message on these

Kik: eaglearrow6
Skype: eaglearrow6
Snapchat: sparkskoill
Instgram: official.king_sparkz
Facebook: Aweys Abdi
Email: zerosec123@gmail.com

@danisnotonfire even Christopher Robin bought a copy of dapgo

so many things in this mogai/“queer community”/ace discourse on tumblr actually goes directly against what LGBT people have been fighting for for decades:

- all of these “sexualities” that are just describing how someone likes to have sex when LGBT people have been trying to explain to straights for years that our labels, our orientations, and our lives are NOT solely focused on sex and therefore inappropriate to mention in public or in front of kids

- asexuals joking (or being completely serious) about how gross PDA is, specifically gay PDA, when LGBT have been murdered for showing the slightest affection in public

- the neverending pride flags for mogai “sexualities” and now for mental illnesses? is frankly one of the most disrespectful things I have ever seen. People have DIED for our pride flag. It has a real, important history. It’s not something some socially awkward kid on the internet made in paint. 

- so many people wanting to be part of the LGBT community without understanding that it’s not just some community for all outcasts, it is a political alliance with an important history

- the casual use of the term “queer” and the non-LGBT people who identify with it because they believe they are “different” and “not normal” and “that’s what the word originally meant” as if that’s not exactly why it was used as a fucking slur against only gay/bi/trans people for decades 

 - the general attitude of “I’m LGBT/queer because I’m different”  when actual LGBT people have been fighting for EQUALITY, as in we don’t WANT TO BE SEEN AS DIFFERENT 

it just all blows my mind and it honestly scares me because it’s dangerous. it’s fucking dangerous. we have so many cis hetero people trying to barge into our community and change it into the opposite of what it is supposed to be. 

this isn’t going to end well for us.

Sometimes I think of the pioneers of the Trek fandom, painstakingly putting together zines, copying their fanfiction over and over and over again on unforgiving typewriters and spreading their love for this show and these characters through secret clubs, through the mail, distributing their books and artwork by hand to people they knew they could trust. 

Whenever I think things are hard as a content creator now, I remember them and just thank every star in the sky that they were willing to put in the hard work so that the passion they felt for this show would carry on. Without them, we wouldn’t have a fandom. We wouldn’t have spaces like this where we can share our fanworks with thousands of people. Instantly. Where we can openly and proudly talk about the things we love with those same thousands of people. Without leaving our couches.

So, thanks Trek parents, for all your hard work. <3