the poseurs

i am SO SICK of people (including other girls) putting girls down for everything they do. y’all won’t let us win. you’ll make fun of a girl who like starbucks and victoria’s secret leggings for being too basic, make fun of an athletic or muscular girl by saying she “looks like a man”, call any girl who likes nirvana or classic rock a poseur but girls who like rap music ‘thots’, and harass “art hoe” type girls for liking popular, talented artists or yellow fucking backpacks. i swear to god, anything a girl likes becomes a meme. young girls are a joke and it’s time we get treated with some fucking respect.

time and time again have i heard “why don’t you just be original and do things you actually enjoy?” like what??? the fuck??? is this??? no girl can EVER enjoy anything that anyone else has ever enjoyed, EVER. absolutely not. and honestly who gives a shit if she developed her interests based on somebody else’s? that’s how we learn and grow and discover ourselves. i guarantee you that you wouldn’t enjoy shitting in the toilet unless you saw the rest of the world do it first.

it’s not funny, it’s pure misogyny. and it has to stop.

When Tamir Rice was murdered dickheads come to in droves to defend the actions of the officer. But when John Crawford III or Darrien Hunt were killed for toys in open carry states, despite threatening no one, I saw no one come to their defense

Trayvon Martin was murdered for defending himself & yet I clearly remember conservatives celebrating his attacker and murderer.

Today, Philando Castile’s murderer walks free and all I see is silence. So much of the “self defense community” and many 2nd admendment advocates have proven themselves time and time again to be a bunch of poseurs, cowards, bigots and perhaps worst of all hypocrites.

IF RAPPERS WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER

Action Bronson
The fat bully who loves food

Aesop Rock
The science fair winner

Angel Haze
The A.G. dyke who knows how to fight

Andy Mineo
The born-again Christian

A$AP Rocky
The fuckboy with a fashion sense

Asher Roth
The surfer kook

Azealia Banks
The one ratchet bitch that nobody likes

Cibo Matto
The twins who have eating disorders

Danny Brown
The nerd with the weird laugh

Desiigner
The illiterate

Donald Glover / Childish Gambino
The deep-thinking poet who used to be socially awkward

Drake
The heartbroken kid who is coping over his ex by hanging out with his friends

Earl Sweatshirt
The metalhead in the back of the classroom

Eminem
The poor kid with anger issues

Hopsin
The kid who tries to educate everyone else; the “streetpreacher”

Flavor Flav
The kid who is always late for his classes

Flo Rida
The kid who loves his hometown way too much

Flying Lotus / Captain Murphy
The quiet kid who lives a double life outside of school

Gangsta Boo
The girl everyone is afraid of because she has a lot of older brothers

Gil-Scott Heron
The super-senior jazz enthusiast

Iggy Azalea
The white kid who tries to act black; the “burger”

Jay Z
The leader of the popular crew with a criminal family history

J. Cole
The straight A student

Joey Bada$$
The musical old soul

Kanye West
The douchebag who always plays the victim

Kendrick Lamar
The kid who escaped the gangbanging lifestyle

KiD CuDi
The pothead who sneaks out of Algebra to smoke alone at the parking lot

Killer Mike
The gossiper

Lil Jon
The wingman who helps the others get girls

Lil Wayne
The black kid who tries to act white; the “coconut”

Lil Yachty
The SpongeBob-obsessed eight grader with social anxiety that hangs out with the highschoolers during recess

Lupe Fiasco
The teacher’s pet

Macklemore
The only kid who actually watches the news

Mac Miller
The Internet-famous kid who hosts weekend parties

MF Doom
The graphic novel fanatic

M.I.A.
The transfer student who focuses on politics

Nicki Minaj
The wise single mother who knows how to get her life together

Pitbull
The alcoholic

Pusha T
The drug dealer

Rae Sremmurd
The freshmen duo

Soulja Boy Tell ‘em
The dance major

Stitches
The poseur

Trina
The whore

twenty | one | pilots
The sensitive kids who try to be on everyone’s good side

Tyler, The Creator
The class clown

Wallpaper.
The slacker

Yelawolf
The proud redneck

Young Thug
The closeted homosexual

Yung Lean
The Tumblr kid who brags about their vacation to Tokyo last summer

Modern goth vs 80′s goth revisited

Wowee has this ever been a ride. So about three year ago i wrote a post on here about the goth subculture and how its changed and how young goths are getting into it now and some peoples disdain for goth music and yadda yadda.

weeeeell for the most part it went over quite well, i got good feedback from both young and elder goths and all seemed good. BUT  add three more years to my goth experience (almost had my goth card revoked once but its all good now) some of my opinions on the subculture have changed, while some have just matured a little and today i’m going to talk about that post i made three years ago and clear the air yet again

So originally the post i made was me siding with young people in the subculture about their feelings on goth music and damn was it poorly written. As in super disorganized and hard to follow (my mind can get pretty wild at times and the BPD makes it hard to organize my thoughts)

Now i never said that i fully agree with kids not respecting goth music nor did i divulge whether i personally enjoyed the music myself (I do btw, i enjoy it a lot) Instead i tried to explain why kids dont like it. I actually talked to some young goths about it and took polls to see how young goths had discovered the subculture and found out that there are a whole lot of goths under twenty who didnt discover it through music.

sooooo through all this i came to the conclusion that many young goths dont like the music because of its outdated sound. What i mean by this is its not the 80′s anymore and most kids dont listen to 80′s music and its not really what theyre used to. I did not say that goth music is irrelevant to young goths!! NOPE. But it also wasnt made very clear what i did mean.

What i meant was bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees are no longer “relevant” with YOUNG NON goth people (being irrelevant doesnt mean you suck people it just means you arent popular anymore) I love Siouxsie but my seventeen year old sister would have no clue who she was if it werent for me. So if you are just a typical young teen who takes an interest in goth, chances are you arent going to know who Siouxsie is right off the bat either.(SHOCKING!)  You’ll probably have to do the basic research first. like googling “goth bands.” So YES, Siouxsie along with all the other great goth bands of the 80′s are still perfectly relevant in the goth subculture today, but they are not as relevant to young people outside of it or to the young goths just discovering the subculture.

So thats basically what the original post was about and i hope i made my thoughts a little more clear here. Now on to the things i SHOULD have included – The music is important!! Goth wouldnt exist without it!! Its important to respect the music and you might enjoy the subculture a lot more if you give it a listen.– I really should have included that originally.

But some of my opinions havent changed. I still think that goths should be a little more accepting when it comes to experimenting with goth music genres, and i think we really should promote new goth bands a lot more, i HAVE seen this happening in the past few years but i think its something we should continue to do even more.

I also think that its important to just be respectful to each other and patient with goths who are new to the subculture. Dont overwhelm them or call them poseurs. Also young goths, babybats whatever you want to call yourself, LISTEN TO EXPERIENCED GOTHS, when a goth wants to give you some advice or recommend a band, dont scream “ELITIST!” and cry that no one accepts you, been there, done that, it gets you nowhere. Just listen to them, most are really good people who just want to help you.

We cant deny that goth has changed significantly since the 80′s and god knows we’re probably never going to agree on a set definition for goth or what it or isnt. But we should at least make an effort to try to get along and listen to each other and discuss things that affect the subculture.

And pretty please, can people stop bringing up that article that butchers my original post with bad commentary. I still dont know who wrote it and it would have been a lot more mature if they had personally messaged me before writing an article to criticize me.

Thank you to all who have been following me since before that post and to the many who followed me because of it. And thank you to the people who took the time to read this post as well.

Kuwabara is an adorable poseur and I love him

Reading the first few volumes of the manga has me seeing Kuwabara in a much different light than I remembered him, and not just in the intellectual department.

The difference between the forms his delinquency takes and Yusuke’s is actually pretty stunning. Kuwabara’s a brawler, sure, but as far as we can see he never engages in half the rotten shit Yusuke is implied to have gotten up to prior to his death. The one time someone tries to force Kuwabara into stealing something (to save his tiny kitten, no less), he’s pretty disgusted with the whole thing. He’s trying so hard to be big and bad and he’s just too sweet and honorable to really be menacing.

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One of my very favorite books: 

A coffee table photography book: New York: True North by Gilbert Millstein and Sam Falk (photographer); published in 1964 by Doubleday. 

A pretty tattered cover, as you can see, but magnificent black-and-white views of the environs and people of Manhattan in the early 1960s. The neighborhoods were much more distinct: the Bowery was for bums and Wall Street was for bankers and the Village was for poets, folksingers, and the artsy set. Manhattan was then if not now the pinnacle of cool, sophistication, and in a poseur kind of way, authenticity.

Why I’m not active in the 10th Kingdom fandom

Here’s why I’m not active in the 10th Kingdom fandom.

I saw 10th Kingdom when it first aired on NBC in 2000 and loved it.  Years later I saw the DVD box set for sale at Suncoast video and decided to finally buy it.  This was around 2004 or 2005.  As I was already very active in Vampire Chronicles and Labyrinth Fandoms on the Internet at the time I decided to join all the 10th Kingdom Yahoo groups I could find as I was way behind on taking part in the fandom.

One group, which seemed to be very active, and was attached to a fan page run by a woman who had met Simon Moore (the writer of 10th Kingdom).   However once I joined I realized the woman in question and her friends were not all that friendly to new people.  I was treated like a Newbie and when I mentioned that I had liked 10th Kingdom back when it first aired I was out right accused of lying.  “If you liked it when it first aired when did you only start joining fan groups this week?  You joined ten fan groups this week and weren’t in any 10th Kingdom fan groups before.  If you really liked it since it first aired you would have been in the fan groups already.” 

I was utterly taken aback.   I never had to justify being late to joining a fandom before.  Even the 1960s Dark Shadows fandom never treated people like that.  I tried to explain that it just never occurred to me to join the yahoo groups before but they didn’t believe me.  Also I felt kind of stalked that they had checked my group activities like that and treated me like some kind of poseur.

It didn’t stop there though.  When I suggested that Wolf had many traditional werewolf traits (wolf-like tendencies, changing on the full moon, can be killed by burning at the stake, decapitation or arrow that appeared to be silver, ect…) and though an original character, he might count as a werewolf, I got chewed out by the group owner who not only insisted I was wrong but used the fact that she had met Simon Moore and he “told her” that Wolf was an original character, as proof that he couldn’t possibly count as a werewolf.  

Then came a conversation about a character’s height from a different fandom.  I forget the specifics of the conversation but I corrected the group owner about a character height and so one of her friends removed me from the group because she “thought it looked like I was calling her out.”  After other members asked that I be reinstated I was allowed back but “moderated” so I couldn’t correct the group owner about anything again.  (She was wrong a lot…)  Frustrated I simply left.

I never made an effort to enter the 10th Kingdom fandom again.   And that, friends, is why, despite my deep love of 10th Kingdom I am not active in the fandom.

Has anyone else noticed a kind of… anti-intellectualism in The Discourse (from all sides)?

Actually, anti-intellectualism is probably the wrong word. It’s….anti-outlier, more than anything. 

Like, there’s this assumption that one simply MUST listen to pop music/watch superhero movies and big-budget comedies/ read Harry Potter and YA dystopias and little else, and that these are the pinnacle or even the sum total of modern culture.

And then if someone says, for instance “Actually, I listen to hipster folk nonsense and retro stuff, watch costume dramas, and next time I get a chance to read for pleasure, it’ll probably be a book about nineteenth-century detectives hunting a cryptid,” (if that someone was named Truffles), there’s this idea that you’re a poseur who’s out of touch with the human experience or something.

And…..UGH. Not everyone listens to Beyonce OR Taylor Swift. Some people don’t have many opinions on the Marvel cinematic universe. And it doesn’t make them out of touch or “less”, it’s just a way to be and doesn’t mean they don’t care about “the issues” if anything it means that maybe there are bigger “issues” out there than what the sterilization plotline meant for Black Widow’s character development.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips on getting more involved in vulture culture. It's something I've always admired but where should I start?

My only tip is its ok to start small, and if you can’t process stuff yourself its fine to buy or trade stuff too. Don’t think you’re a poseur because you don’t have the space or setup to process stuff you find on your own. There’s no real requirements for being “in the community” other than a shared love of animals living and dead and a respect for conservation laws.

Welcome to the fold, friend.

anonymous asked:

I am a blonde Goth and other Goths I know tease me because of that. My parents won´t let me dye my hair so I´m stuck like this and I don´t know what to do. It makes me feel like a poseur.

Oh gosh, I’m sorry it has taken me so long to reply to this.

I understand where you’re coming from, since I spent multiple years as a brown-haired goth and I won’t be able to afford to upkeep the purple very long, so eventually I will be back to my natural hair. As sad as it is, there will always be those who will make fun of us who don’t fit the stereotype, but the important thing to remember is that they’re wrong. Your hair colour has nothing to do with your ability to enjoy goth music or anything in the scene, and having blonde hair doesn’t make you a poseur. Loads of the original goths in the 80s rocked natural hair, including blonde and many of them chose to have that colour as well! It can’t be denied that as far as fashion goes we are inclined to all things black, but the “all-black-everything-is-a-must-for-a-goth” stereotype is not a part of the original concept and you should not feel or be made to feel bad for not following it.

We’re all different but we still stick together and that’s what makes the subculture great! And maybe in a few years you’ll be able to start expressing yourself through things like dyeing your hair but in the meantime try to find those small things that make you feel more comfortable with yourself. Even a new, more alternative haircut might help or finding a really cool hair accessory. You could also try to compromise with your parents and ask them if it would be okay to try out a hair dye that washes out in a few weeks and doesn’t require any bleaching so no permanent damage is done. (There are loads of brands and loads of colours to choose from: Manic Panic, Directions, Stargazer, Arctic Fox, Schwarzkopf… Just look up anything that’s semi-permanent.)

Hopefully things will look up for you soon! Remember that any gother-than-thou people who tease you because of your hair are in the wrong doing that and you are not a poseur for being blonde!

Lots of wavy dark hair
a large mobile mouth—
you are better not examined.
I’m writing an opera, and
I am on the track of success.
You’re a first-rate poseur
in hot water,
I longed for you
until you took your hand, violently
mocking my husband
so unkind to him. Why?
I’m an angel, madly in love,
and I assure you
you’re in bad health,
and you will die knowing nothing
about this opera, my hair,
or my love.