thats mainstream

My friend sent me this cause he’s got the new south park game and i cant believe that of all the mainstream media thats gonna give me an asexual nb main character its gonna be south park lol

Im sure its a joke that theyll probably never bring up again, but the fact that a lot of the other character sheets he showed me just say “straight cis male” makes me think its a canon joke, much like craig and tweek’s relationship.

In an Alternate Universe...
  • JB: I hate it when Yugyeom calls me Hyung
  • Mark: *constantly screaming*
  • Jackson: Hello I am the calm and collected member of Got7
  • Jinyoung: I have no children
  • Youngjae: I hate dogs
  • Bambam: Eww! Dabbing that's so mainstream- that's awful
  • Yugyeom: I don't really like dancing
  • Me: Got7 is not the best thing that ever happened to me

Y’all: Berkut and Rinea deserved better.

Me: Rinea deserved better as a character than to serve as Berkut’s morality pet, have her death used as a tool for his development, and ultimately attempt turn him into a “tragic” villain. Rinea, despite her unconditional love and support, is repaid with punishment from the narrative and it’s such bullshit that she ends up forgiving him for personally sacrificing her. Berkut, however, was an egomaniac and a shitty boyfriend and got what was coming to him.

how I see the signs and what I want them to know
  • (side note - View of a Virgo rising, Leo sun in the 12th, Libra moon in 2nd, mercury Cancer in 11th, venus Leo in 12th, mars Leo in 11th)
  • Aries: was once my best friend, she made literally everything in my life brighter and always helped me to just enjoy things and stop worrying all the time. Also great hugs. Just simply has that energy, wherever it may be - physically, mentally, staying up until you binge watched that show, giving you their last money so you can get yourself something to eat before you starve to death, always down for a talk and a walk even if they had a packed schedule. Please don't miss out on times when you just have to take a day off to get your beautiful and strong energy back. I care about your health so please don't forget to eat properly and don't miss out on that quality time if needed.
  • Taurus: a girl from my drama class and my little sisters moon sign, I am just so in love with your sense for aesthetic. Total sunshines. I feel like I can always rely on you, super compassionate and knows how to make you feel comfortable when youre not. I love that when you have a goal in your mind, you will give your everything to achieve that! Also so humble but like I want you so desperately to know how beautiful I think you are!! I enjoy your company a lot. Please don't be afraid of changes, I know that's such a mainstream thing to write for Taurus but I really do believe that maybe sometimes you need to be reminded that life can also begin at the end of your comfort zone.
  • Gemini: a guy and a girl from biology class, I am literally stunned at how much these people know. Eloquent fluffballs. I could listen to you spreading knowledge 24/7, make great jokes in my opinion and just kind of knows... everyone?? Get along with so many people, can be very chill but also full of energy when they're talking about things they are interested in. Also fun-fact kings and queens. Please remind yourself to stay loyal to your true friends, you may know many people with whom you get along with so well and for sure everyone is intersting in their own way, but it's very possible to feel lonely in a crowd. Your closest friends will always get you out of that and help you, I promise.
  • Cancer: a close friend of mine, literally the most caring person I've ever met. Actual comedians. I don't know I just straight up fell in love with your humour. All the Cancers I know have or had some extreme physical problems going on, please get well soon if you read this and you're also not feeling well. Mentally on the next level, strong and kind of unbreakable. Don't hide their feelings because they just know that when you bottle up your feelings it's never going to end well. They just get you and will be there for you no matter what. Please take care of yourself just as well as you do with your friends and family, you are a true blessing and it's definitely okay to rant or cry or just let it all out.
  • Leo: my english teacher and a guy I used to be close with, very often completely misunderstood and taken for granted, which can lead to unhealthy behaviour. Will make you feel great after a plain shit day. I strive to be this talented at just expressing myself or being confident, even if you just want the world to think you are confident when you're actually not. Cuddly queens and kings. Better not hurt their pride because it took them a lot of time to actually get to that level and in a world where people hate on you for loving yourself, to them it feels like, despite all their work, they are not worth of loving themselves. Please don't forget that although sometimes it's hard to look in the mirror and like what you see, there are caring and warm-hearted people who love you just the way you are.
  • Virgo: a girl in my class I simply adore, I always annoy you with my endless compliments. Kind of just in love with these down-to-earth and sweet people. Either super chill or worried a lot, I wish I could just hug you until you feel less stressed. Smol but strong beans you can learn a lot from. So reliable, I actually hate doing group projects and always want to do everything myself but since you share that opinion we created something I was really proud of and now we always do them together. Please remember that passion is something you shouldn't be ashamed of, you simply don't have to be because it's something you love and your needs are valid. Also dreaming big, it's possible, especially for you so why not?
  • Libra: a girl I recently got to know and am already completely amazed by, literal social butterflies who sometimes only know in hindsight how much they enjoyed the company of someone because they adapt so easily and it's rare to find someone where you can just simply be yourself. Love how they view life and that they make me want to talk more. Very open and you never feel excluded because they just know how to include everyone. Please don't forget to remind yourself who you truly are and not to lose yourself in another person, because there really is only one you no matter how good you are at adapting to literally every social situation, you are amazing and I want you to be comfortable as well.
  • Scorpio: my dad and my ex boyfriend's mom, two very caring peole in their own way. I always love how sharp their sarcasm can be. Can comfort extremely well when they want to. So many secrets and things to know about them that I can lose myself in them wanting to explore whats actually behind their shell. Teaches you life lessons. Please don't forget that humans aren't flawless and that's completely okay. You don't have to hold onto old grudges, communication is key and talking about these things, confronting these people who did you wrong will help you grow as a person.
  • Sagittarius: an old friend of mine, very cute people who get interested in so many things and they are so versatile and adventurous I absolutely love their lively nature. Memes™. Total dorks you can fall for in a second. Are actually the best partners to just talk to about anything because they will be interested and share their opinion with you. Please remind yourself that cutting off people can be a very wise decision and you don't have to keep up with everyones shit if that's just not what you're in for.
  • Capricorn: I am literally so attracted to these people it's unreal, although I kind of always think that they don't like me...... anyways, my bigger twin sisters are caps and they are humble souls who really had to fight for a lot in life sadly. So proud of you. Keep up with the hard work, you really deserve everything. So realistic and pure I have heart eyes. Supportive and extremely loyal. Will stand up for you if you need it. Straight face™ but still manages to make even the most serious people laugh. Please remind yourself to not overdo it with the work, take a day off to relax and let yourself go maybe, even if it's hard - with the right people you don't ever have to be afraid of being yourself.
  • Aquarius: my ex boyfriend whom I had a crush on for like 4 years, teached me great life lessons. Will always have a weakness for aquas, they just attract me so much, how much of a fluffy dork can you be tbh? Capacity of acceptance is incredible. So much fun to be with. Are kind of just good at everything? You can talk to them about anything, it won't feel weird, they won't question it and just talk to you about that topic. So friendly, an underrated trait in my opinion, just complete and simple friendliness you enjoy to the fullest. Please remind yourself to let people not only see your amazing shell but also your stunning core, there are people who love to talk about the same things you love and nothing about you is weird, you are special and I absolutely love it.
  • Pisces: a very sweet guy I've been texting with for the past months, very open minded and also have that sensitivity I strive to have. Very inspirational smol puppy. Actual daydreamers™, may be late to school but love deeply and would never neglect your love. Kind of hate almost everything that's planned out? (I'm sorry I just love to plan things out) will hug you no matter what. Does not fear to dream big, is very talented at artsy stuff in my opinion. Please don't forget that even if it seems hard, and yes our school system is kind of very bad,we get to have that education and your dreams will be reality if you work hard enough to achieve them. You have so much potential, please don't ever waste it.
Shout out to people who liked Hamilton before it was mainstream and remember these things:
  • How in the beginning, before it was released in the Public Theater in NY (like, several months before we even knew it was gonna be on Broadway) there was one solitary trailer for the show and it was the singular source for clips and music.
  • There was pretty much one or two news pages covering the show and you read the same couple of articles over and over again.
  • The only songs we somewhat knew were Alexander Hamilton from Lin’s White House performance and like thirty seconds of My Shot from that o n e trailer.
  • The two history nerds on Tumblr who got to see it had to describe it in riveting detail to the other (like five) history nerds on Tumblr who didn’t have the resources to go to the Public Theater.  (NO FOOTAGE OR SOUNDTRACK).
  • Two, maybe three people were drawing fanart.
  • Lin first getting his Tumblr account.
  • Staying up for hours to listen to the first ever official cast recording live.
  • And then only having that link and not the soundtrack to listen to, so you would have to memorize the points on the timelines where your favorite songs were and constantly tap/click back to those specific points.
  • Having nobody to talk to about it irl because nobody had heard of it imagine that.
  • Freaking out when it was announced that it would open on Broadway over the summer and that tickets would soon be on sale.
  • Trying to convince people that a musical conveyed through rap and hip hop music about the Founding Fathers portrayed by a mostly POC cast makes much more sense than you would initially think.
  • Frantically Googling pictures for visuals because NO FOOTAGE.
  • Excitedly hyper-analyzing the political and cultural implications of the show within the circle of the Ten Tumblr History Nerds™.
  • When there was no merch.
  • And then the only merch in the beginning was like two or three different shirts.
  • When the website first went up.
  • When that visual of Lin-as-Hamilton walked on the star and then pointed and then it froze and then thAT BECAME THE THING
  • When the “inspiration for the hit Broadway production” sticker first went on the Chernow books and instead of being the Hamilton Star Symbol™ it was just a black circle.
  • Watching in confused excitement as all of a sudden everybody started to love American history.  (”I mean I ALWAYS liked history.”)
  • Jamilton was once the only major ship in the “Found Fathers Fandom™ ” and the more relevant Hamilton became, the more it faded away.
  • Previously somewhat-unheard of/not-talked-about historical figures like Hercules Mulligan, James Madison, and John Laurens became extremely relevant.

There’s probably a lot more idk but wow things have changed in a couple short years

I understand how mainstream popularity can be traced to relevancy of an artist but I think if anything, that’s more damaging to the career now compared to before.

The second an artist fucks up now, it’s over for them. Strictly from a musical standpoint. You drop a trash project, you’re basically asking to drop into the shadows to let the next artist eat.

If you can keep dropping quality, you’ll stay relevant, but that’s rarely ever the case with mainstream artist these days. They’re made for consumption and then people move on to the next thing.

Jay-Z got half a career of garbage albums and he didn’t start moving down the ladder until MCHG. Migos drop a trash project next and I guarantee you the hype will be dead.

anonymous asked:

Flock you don't seem as shell shocked or sucker punched sick as the rest of us. What is your secret? I know that you ship and believed that Sam and Cait were together but just hiding so how come I'm such a mess and you're so calm/stress free? Is it seeing so many crazy celeb relationships play out in your previous job? In your heart of hearts do you think this was Sam's reveal of his gf without it going to mainstream press? That's all I got. Oh, and I want to punch wanker in the balls.

I think it’s 50/50 zen and a by-product of being ingrained in and working within celebrity gossip culture. I know for a fact that celebrities’ personal lives are often manipulated, manufactured or downplayed for public consumption. I know for a fact that multiple celebrity couples bald-face lie about their connection when asked about it. As personal a connection as we all feel to celebrities, we are a by-product of their professional lives. As such, each decides for themselves (sometimes through hard-learned lessons) how much of the personal they want to give away to us. For some celebs, it’s every damn thing. For others, it’s just about next to nothing. I think because I’ve seen celeb personal and professional lives as business for so long, I separate the two pretty starkly. It’s where my interest in it collides with the knowledge that it’s also none of my fucking business. 

I’ve often said I don’t begrudge Sam and Cait for wanting their privacy. Hell, I want mine, too, and there are about five people on the planet who have half an ant’s ass crack of interest in my personal life, but that doesn’t mean I won’t defend it with everything I have. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to navigate the waters of public scrutiny when the number of people knocking on the proverbial door and asking to be let in is in the hundreds of thousands. I can’t say I’d do any better than they are, although from a gossipy standpoint, they could be way more canny and less obvious about the things that magically, accidentally and with no planning *wink, wink* just so happen to slip by the gates.

So, yeah. Long story short, I’m zen and I’m always gonna be zen. The rest is just lacking the ability to be caught off guard.

I’m getting so sick and tired of people trying to shame other people for their religious beliefs. I just ran into a post that was all about shaming white people who following historically non white religions. It’s annoying as hell. Who cares if a white person is a Buddhist? Who cares if a white person is Muslim? Who cares if a white person practices hoodoo or witchcraft? It’s their spiritual belief and it makes them happy. Everyone one has their own path and if they’ve found one that makes them feel whole and loved, then what’s the big problem? 

ive been thinking abt that “being a lesbian is just constantly the cant relate meme” and its actually so true it makes me sad lmao.  like my friends can rant for five minutes about how badly they want to suck some dudes dick but i feel uncomfortable even mentioning that im slightly attracted to some girl. so much of “girlhood” or “womanhood” thats portrayed in mainstream pseudo feminist media, or even coming of age literature is about the heterosexual experience; about a women coming into her (straight) sexuality and thats just so frustrating.  little women was hailed as one of the first books to write about girlhood and growing up and a lot of it involves all the girls falling in love with men.  also honestly the whole “sex positive revolution” thing is annoying too lmao.  i read an article that cited sex and the city, 30 rock, magic mike (??), and amy schumer, as “sex positive media” thats contributing to a “more open discussion” on “female sexuality”.. while literally none of these are in any way relatable to the lesbian experience.  im forever grateful to alison bechdel, and anyone else who is making space to talk about the lesbian coming of age experience because we literally have nothing at the moment and it fucking sucks.

Realization by Aomine-kun.
  • Aomine: Hm-hmmm.
  • Kise: This is unusual-ssu.
  • Kuroko: Yes, it is.
  • Akashi: Could it be that Daiki is just... stupid to be thinking that he is literally thinking that he wants to think-
  • Midorima: -that's too mainstream, Akashi.
  • Murasakibara: Mine-chin is thinking~
  • Kagami: What a shocker.
  • Aomine: Hey, someone is gay among us.
  • Everyone: Wha-!?
  • Kise: What?! Who?!
  • Midorima: I place my bet to Kise.
  • Akashi: Same goes to here.
  • Murasakibara: Kise-chin as well.
  • Kuroko: I'm going along the flow.
  • Kagami: 'ch, I knew it.
  • Kise: Wait-ssu!! I'm not gay-ssu!! And why am I the first thing you guys suspected?!
  • Aomine: Not just Kise...
  • Everyone: You mean all of us?
  • Aomine: Yes, all of us.
  • Akashi: Sounds clever for you to think something like that, Daiki. But do you have any proof.
  • Aomine: Right now, a strong proof is hard to point out. But a weak yet noticeable proof...
  • Midorima: Such a deep words you are currently using. You can't even pronounce it right before.
  • Aomine: Shut up!
  • Akashi: Spill it out.
  • Kagami: Why am I included?
  • Kise: Welcome to my world, Kagamicchi.
  • Aomine: Stare at Tetsu's eyes for a good ten seconds! Do not blink! And you, Tetsu, just don't smile nor move an inch.
  • Kuroko: Alright.
  • Everyone: ....
  • Everyone: ....
  • Everyone: ....
  • Akashi: I see... kyaaah!
  • Kuroko: Akashi-kun, you're out of character.
  • Midorima: It is reasonable.
  • Kuroko: Midorima-kun, stop doing that. You're breaking your glasses.
  • Murasakibara: Unff. Nggh~ Hmmm~
  • Kuroko: Murasakibara-kun, one at the time, please. You're shoving too many snacks inside of your mouth.
  • Kagami: I... I...
  • Kuroko: Kagami-kun, is that a nosebleed?
  • Aomine: I.. I told you, you punks... See now?
  • Kuroko: Aomine-kun, stop banging your heads in the concrete.
  • Kise: Kurokocchi! Kurokocchi! Kurokocchi!
  • Kuroko: Kise-kun, stay.

seeksbats  asked:

top five baku songs go !

IM GONNA ANSWER THIS TWICE cuz there are songs that are very #bakukuvibes to me but then there’s his type of music that just has him jump up and be like binch i am HERE, so i’ll list my songs for him then his!!!! 

my bakuku songs:

1. i am the highway - audioslave (tho i prefer c.hris cornell version so)

minus the first verse but honestly it is such a bakuku song!!!!!!!!! he is the motherfuckin highway okay 

2. the best of you - foo f.ighters

LISTEN… there isn’t much to say about this one it’s legit just my son like…. “i swear i’ll never give in / i refuse” and “i was too weak to give in / too strong to lose / my heart is under arrest again / but i’ll break loose” pls, + the whole atmosphere honestly the way dav.e gr.ohl sings this is very much bakuku …. !

3. nothing else matters - meta.llica 

life is ours we live it our way / all these words i just don’t say / and nothing else matters 

and also: never cared for what they say / never cared for games they play / never cared for what they do / never cared for what they know / and i know

like the atmosphere for this song is a bit too emo (coughs) but if it was more like…… okay, if it was sang the same way best of you ^ is sang, that’s legit a very bakuku song ……… lyrics wise especially 

4. without me - e.minem 

because i had to include him e__e his entire existence is a very #bakukuvibe. idr think i need to elaborate on this one honestly 

5. don’t want you back - ea.mon

cuz i felt like finishing with something shippy-ish. this is just a really bakuku song and i’ll fight anyone everything about it is bakuku like all that’s missing is for the atmosphere to be a bit angrier but man i can definitely see someone cheating on him and him listening to this and shit okay. ITS A VERY BAKUKU SONG. 

and then there’s bakuku’s favorite songs that are like:

you’re gonna go far kid - the o.ffspring

rap god  - e.minem

the pretender  - foo f.ighters (THIS ONE IS ALSO A V BAKUKU SONG TO ME!!!!! but i limited myself to only use one song from each band/singer ok) 

na na na - mcr

can’t take my eyes off you - muse (cuz i gotta finish both with something shippy right?? right)

I think the reason why white feminists think “trickle down representation” is a means for progress is because it comes from an entirely different perspective of thinking about Hollywood and mainstream audiences than how women of colour do.

For one, the argument puts the majority of the blame on the audience and not the studios - it’s the mainstream audience that’s too acclimated to white male leads and need to be “softened up” to the idea of otherwise, its the mainstream audience thats too complacent in not putting money on diversity, when in fact non-white, non-male audiences are more than willing to tell you otherwise and the selling numbers on more diverse films have done so for years.

for another, it originates in the idea that Hollywood is willing to be progressive, but they need to rebuild the paradigm first; they’ll have more woc roles ~~eventually~~, but first they need to audience to accept a white-woman lead role. It makes the assumption that Hollywood is willing to step up their game, if only the audiences could accept more diversity, if only they knew they wouldn’t lose on putting money on a woc lead.

the argument makes Hollywood out to be willing to make progress and not an institution for systematic maleness and whiteness from the studios to the critics to the awards, all intent on upholding the status quo.

Hollywood is not and has literally never been in favour of making progress in movies because anything that pushes the envelope will always be a huge risk, and movie studios investing hundreds of millions into an action blockbuster is not going to bank on that. The status quo is much safer because it is tried and tested, because they know how the audience to the decades of media coding and familiar tropes that they know will play well.

And the status quo right now, is white people front and centre. They’ve established a media landscape where white women gets to be the lead, so why stray from it? They will uphold that institution not just by exclusion but by erasure. Woc can’t even play woc onscreen, and white execs are willing to keep it that way.

White women do not set precedent for progressive media. White women do not set precedent for more diversity because it tells Hollywood that they only need to do the minimum to gain a female audience because white women will never ask for more, will always celebrate the bare minimum and call it progressive and the people who do will be silenced.

White women leads will never be the “first baby step” for progressive representation because it is literally stagnation. It’s Hollywood doing the bare minimum and being patted on the back for subverting the norm, when in fact, they’ve been dragging their feet about even that.