~ ELLA FITZGERALD AND LOUIS ARMSTRONG ~ “They Can`t Take That Away From Me”
In general, I post here about history and historical connections in fiction but I’m making an exception tonight to write a post for a fandom. For the ugly details of what has brought this on, check this article. For an excellent tumblr post on how to deal with this, as either a fan or non-fan, I recommend this post from @greed-the-dorkalicious
Dear Rurouni Kenshin fandom,
The song above has been stuck in my head today.
The way you wear your hat. The way you sip your tea. The memory of all that. No, no, they can’t take that away from me.
I’ve been on the fringes of Kenshin fandom, a late-comer to the anime/manga who mostly enjoyed and lurked on the edges of an immensely talented and fun fandom while being primarily in other fandoms. I remember explaining to a friend, “Kenshin fandom doesn’t write just fanfic, they write full-blown historical novels!”
You’re all great, and no matter where you go now, if you choose to take a break from fandom, turn to other interests, or live out your enjoyment of the story on your terms, I’m grateful to have been so often enriched by your friendships, your creativity, and your interest and support of my own adventures in history.
property rights are acquired through Lockean appropriation of nature or w/e
when you die, because your will ceases to exist, so your property reverts to nature
contracts acquire moral force through reciprocal binding of wills, so that when you sell me your hat, you’re saying “I swear that I will extend to you all my will regarding this cap I made from catching and skinning five squirrels,” or whatever
so when the person who sold something to you dies, the property reverts to nature, because your property right was a vicarious enjoyment of their own, which no longer exists
obviously this doesn’t add up to a workable political program in any way, but individual intellectuals have bitten all sorts of weird bullets over the years, and none of the premises here seem too far out from the kinds of things that are/were actually advanced in this tradition
seeing zak scream at mansons dead spirit would make me actually like him for second I support harassing disgusting murderers. scream at that piece of trash for me boi smack his soul down with your bowler hat
He’ll scream at his ghost but then buy his personal objects for his museum….
@fofosenpai and i were making fun of McCree consecutively and we just thought up the Howdy Howdy thing and i had to draw it so yea! HAHAHA ngl i’m not a fan of mccreep but i love his interaction with reyes. so i will be drawing more of that 8^)
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Merch4All (the people that do my merch… duh) have been working super hard to get out the posters to you guys! Seems like most of you have them by now, and if you don’t, they should be getting to you VERY soon! Sorry again about all the delay on those. That was my fault!
With that stuff in mind, they were asking me about new stuff I want to put out this fall/winter! I have a few things in mind and they’ve come to me with some pretty exciting new stuff, but I wanted to ask you guys what you wanted! You want more hoodies? beanies? pajama pants? socks? Lemme know what you’d like to see! Also if there’s any quotes you love that you’d like to see on a limited tee shirt or something! Open to any ideas you guys may have! Just wanna put out new stuff that you guys like and also stuff that just looks cool to wear!
Hope you guys are having a great day, and hopefully there will be some new stuff on the store soon to keep your cute faces warm.