speaking as someone who knows absolutely nothing about cattle grooming or breeding these asks were very informative
important!! everyone going to fanime con 2013 in san jose, please keep an eye out for aimee hanley AKA twitter user moewytchdog (photos of her towards the bottom here).she told my friends and i that she was going to go this year a few months ago and long story short she is an emotional manipulator, serial rapist and sexual predator (i wrote a more detailed post about it here, warning for descriptions of #abuse)
i’m not sure if she’s still going after my friends and i recently called her out bc it seems like she’s dropped off the face of the earth again/is in hiding but it is still doesn’t hurt to spread the word in the case that she does. if you are going to fanime, please be safe and stay alert.
The handsome young Herbologist had succeeded in creating the most appealing flower known to witch or wizard. Its scent could induce fantastic visions of those one found most beautiful and beloved. Its thorn could send grateful victims into a blissful, lustful sleep. Already six or seven wizards, convinced that the flower was a stunning woman, had fallen to dueling over that nonexistent lady’s love.
And the Herbologist himself was not immune to its charms. Falling prey to his own trap, he became convinced that his Rosa Fata Morgana was cheating on him.
To be honest, I always thought that was one of Neutral Milk Hotel’s best songs
Is it just me, or is he talking about bees?
dude we just saw what happens when you bring up bees on this site
Kanye West is white America’s worst nightmare. Because as much as one may attempt to dismiss him — by calling him an asshole or classless or deranged or various other adjectives that fill the comment sections of literally every article about him — you still have to turn on your regularly scheduled late night comedy program and stare him in the face. You can’t avoid Kanye. He’s made very sure of that.
Kanye is not a “new slave” in the same sense as the victims of the prison industrial complex, but he is still trapped in a world that expects him to not only be complicit with the struggle of his people, but to be appreciative that he is not one of them. And on top of all that, while he gets to exist in the world of the 1%, having the money and signifiers of success still aren’t enough to make his (white) 1% peers actually even respect him.
The ideals of Public Enemy are as relevant today as they were in the 80s, but hip-hop was nowhere near as dominant and omnipresent a cultural force as it is at this moment; to compare the reach of their messages is silly. Upper-middle class white families did not have to deal with Public Enemy if they didn’t want to. Similarly with politically-minded “noise rap” artists that have been name-dropped in reviews of Kanye’s new material — it’s all well and good for Death Grips and Blackie and even Killer Mike to espouse similar messages and sounds (and honestly, the sonic qualities of “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” are hardly at the top of the list of why they’re important), but none of them have anywhere near the amount of visibility and influence as Kanye, even if they did hit it first.
People in current positions of comfort and stability are so willing to dismiss the transgressive thoughts of an angry black man that they will use any convenient excuse to diminish from them; if someone says something that makes you uncomfortable, why not immediately change the subject to his girlfriend’s ass or that time he yelled at a papparazzi or that time he got drunk and embarrassed a white girl? When was it exactly that Kanye shifted, in the eyes of the mainstream, from lovable polo-wearing backpacker to perpetually and unanimously An Asshole? When, precisely, did everything he said get immediately categorized as a “rant” or “controversial” regardless of the actual content? I want to say it was around the time when he said that George Bush didn’t care about black people on live tv. Hmm. Odd.
First time meeting, Tilly.