so many old and new

Prompt 162

Person C playfully takes Person A’s phone (A honestly doesn’t care at this point) and threatens to read through their texts with Person B (“I hope I don’t see any sexts”).

They are disgusted yet appalled by the fact that literally all of Person A and Person B’s texts are in the format of memes, both old and new. All their texts look like a shit post blog set on an endless loop.

Person C dies a little on the inside as they Person A back their phone and say, “Cute” as they begin to suppress this memory.

Bonus: Later that night, Person C wakes up in a cold sweat. Their homie Person D asks them what’s wrong and they just say “Memes, they’re everywhere.” Person D goes back to sleep, wondering what just happened.

Youtuber AU where everything is the same except:

Kelix Fjellberg

Barzia Misognin

Meán ScLoughlin

Higne Sansen

Tobin Rorkar

Fark Mischbach

Namy Elson

Nethan Estor

Schyler Teid

Knathryn Kutson

Bade Warnes

Mob Buyskens

Haniel Dowell

Lil Phestor

Harin Anson

An Davidan

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I just started a job in my University’s library, in the special collections section, and it is amazing. I get to hang out around shelves and shelves of books and catalogue vintage editions. It’s a serious dream come true. These are a few photo’s of where I’ll be all semester (with my blue book latter that is another dream come true, lol). Anyways, this book lover is in her bliss!! 

Do you ever just read your own writing and

At 68, Jeremy Corbyn has been on the Labour Party’s left flank longer than many of his most enthusiastic supporters — the ones who nearly propelled him to an upset victory in this month’s British general election — have been alive. Bernie Sanders, who won more votes from young people in the 2016 primaries than Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton combined, is 75, and has a demeanor that, honestly, reminds me of my Jewish grandfather. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the Communist-backed candidate who, thanks to support from young people, surged in the polls ahead of the first round of France’s presidential election, is a sprightly 65.

What has driven so many young people into passionate political work, sweeping old socialists with old ideas to new heights of popularity? To understand what is going on, you have to realize that politicians like Mr. Sanders and Mr. Corbyn have carried the left-wing torch in a sort of long-distance relay, skipping generations of centrists like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, to hand it to today’s under-35s. And you have to understand why young people are so ready to grab that torch and run with it.

[…]

Meanwhile, people my age — I’m 29 — are more in need of a robust leftist platform than ever. The post-Cold War capitalist order has failed us: Across Europe and the United States, millennials are worse off than their parents were and are too poor to start new families. In the United States, they are loaded with college debt (or far less likely to be employed without a college degree) and are engaged in precarious and non-unionized labor. Also the earth is melting.

There’s nothing inherently radical about youth. But our politics have been shaped by an era of financial crisis and government complicity. Especially since 2008, we have seen corporations take our families’ homes, exploit our medical debt and cost us our jobs. We have seen governments impose brutal austerity to please bankers. The capitalists didn’t do it by accident, they did it for profit, and they invested that profit in our political parties. For many of us, capitalism is something to fear, not celebrate, and our enemy is on Wall Street and in the City of London.

“Why Are So Many Young Voters Falling For Old Socialists?” by Sarah Leonard, New York Times

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the four horsemen of the apocalypse 

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completely necessary gifs of Dean being a dreamboat || 1/?
                                                                    10.03, Soul Survivor

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2012 v 2017

I was digging through my art tag on my main for inspiration and discovered this gem from 2012, and BOY was that not startling at all. So being me, I decided to redraw it and see how it looks in my current style :^)

I don’t think people realize how much things would change if BG ended. Streams/sales would go up; not just for Louis, but for Harry and Niall (and the band). Fandom participation would skyrocket, probably moreso than it’s been seen since the hiatus. People would actually be engaged, and /want/ to be engaged and not feel like its a chore or a mental exercise to be here. Fandom projects would explode; SOTT/JHO /and/ This Town would likely peak the charts again. And /so/ many louies/larries new and old would come out of the woodwork, like. BG ending would change everything, and I don’t say that lightly. Because all sides of this fandom have grown used to an existence that relies on how Much BG is happening. Had they ended it a week after the story broke, it wouldn’t have made a dent, and would probably have been memed and forgotten, but BG has been all-consuming for two years now, like a spiraling black hole. And if they were to shut that hole down, man… that would feel like actually getting the ground back under our feet and seeing where to go from there. BG changed this fandom and I don’t know if it’ll be the same again but we need to find out. *** **