Geek guys who try to escape from a reality that makes them feel inferior by burying themselves inside a cocoon of “logic,” nihilism, and objectivism/anarchism/Asian cultural fetishization/whatever other faux-intellectual philosophy makes them feel better about themselves
This was on the news today, are you kidding me?
I can’t wait for the day I can come back to the South for a visit and just enjoy being home without having to deal with all my family’s bullshit.
I miss the South so much but damn, I don’t miss this crap one bit.
wine tastes so bad. I’m convinced the whole world is in on an inside joke together trying to persuade me that wine tastes good to them. there’s no way any one can like the taste of it. it’s like bug spray. the whole frickin world pretends to like bug spray. I don’t understand why. stop the madness
wine is an acquired taste. if you don’t like it, acquire some taste
I think about this a lot
And I think acquired taste is a bit…off as a concept
I think it’s more about learning how to differentiate between different favors of alcohol, and figuring out what you like and don’t like.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that you might not like any of it, and no one should be forced to do anything they don’t want to do.
Reblogging bc people give me that “you just have to keep drinking it until you like it!” bullshit and I am 100000% not here or there or anywhere for that.
Especially bc the ultimate goal of “acquiring the taste” seems to be acquiring the ability to drink enough of it to get drunk, which is just a terrible idea tbh.
Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
Now things are starting to make sense.
Okay so let me get this straight:
Tumblr loved Jennifer Lawrence until it became a Social Justice Requirement to adore Lupita Nyong’o, and at that point Tumblr had to make a choice because it’s impossible to appreciate two women without pitting them against each other.
So sick of these bullshit Oppression Olympics dichotomies where everybody falls all over themselves to prove how much they love the least privileged celebrity in a small, arbitrarily-selected pool of celebrities.
So sick of stories about white males’ adolescence, especially ones constructed largely around his thrilling and elusive quest to acquire access to a girl’s body.
Honestly these stories make me feel like when I was a teenager, unbeknownst to me, my girl friends and I were like a herd of gazelles and the boys were always watching us from the tall grass waiting to pounce on the weakest one of us. And that is retroactively pretty creepy and disappointing.
why do teenage boys care about if a girl is a virgin or not like are you that eager to be the first to disappoint me
no but for real tho
“Rape is least frequent (or is least frequently reported) in New Jersey. The state with the second-highest rate of reported rape, behind Alaska, is South Dakota, with a rate of 70 per 100,000.”
why is an Indian-American woman playing a Latina on this show tho
like they explicitly stated she was Latina
why wouldn’t you either
a) cast an actual Latina, as if there aren’t plenty of Latina actresses who could play the part perfectly (I can think of several off the top of my head)
b) make the character actually Indian-American
I asked this same question last year. Like, she doesn’t even look Latina wtf??? Would it have been so hard to change the character’s last name??