My #KimKardashianHollywood character is in LAX and so am I. @kimkardashian (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))

My #KimKardashianHollywood character is in LAX and so am I. @kimkardashian (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))

I am super disappointed with Al-Jazeera (via their “experimental” YouTube platform AJ+) for this really insulting, reductive, and just plain unoriginal video on fandom. Instead of really engaging with fandom and fan culture, this “word of the day” video just plays into the stereotypes and tired tropes of “they’re talking about games no one has cared about since 1995!” and “omg they’re overthinking The Hulk!” and erasing women to boot.

And then they end it with “worst word of the day ever”, in such a sneering mocking voice akin to the Popular Girl stereotype in movies, while the word ENGAGE appears on screen. This is as far away from engagement as you can get.

I expected better, AJ+. You don’t need to join in the fangirling - all you needed to do was to present a neutral honest history of fandom. What’s all this about “the leaders of fandom descending onto Comic-Con” and fandom being mostly about sci-fi and fantasy, for instance? I’ve seen histories of fandom all over the place - even a little bit of research would have led to much better videos than this “omg look how much kewler I am than you” business.

And then there’s how fandom and fan culture has led to changed lives, new careers, new ways of looking at things. Tavi Gevinson spoke at a major festival in Australia about how fangirling is at the heart of how Rookie is run. David Tennant got his job as the Tenth Doctor precisely because he was such a fanboy. You have fanfic writers like Cassandra Claire and E.L. James making it big. The Harry Potter Alliance channelling fandom into social change. All the Tumblr headcanon people revisiting canon to make it more inclusive. New fandoms and art and writing coming out of memes and one-off Tumblr posts! Entire academic conferences dedicated to the topic!

SO MANY OPTIONS - and yet they went for the old, tired, “look at these weirdos”.

(And yes, I applied for the AJ+ fellowship as well as a stack of jobs there, and if they’re paying attention to the links I sent them to my online profiles they will see my criticism. Which may take me out of the running, but so be it - I’m not sure an environment this hostile to the uncool would be a good one anyway unless they change and become aware of themselves. So much for revolutionising media and staying current.)

unknowngenre:

Genderswap Females by Maby-chan

Disney and Dreamworks’ male characters reinterpreted as females.

males | more

damn, lady!Jafar seems like a good cosplay.

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youramazonsister:

and now for a dumb joke not many will get XD by nebezial

i’m stealing the title for my own autobiography

youramazonsister:

and now for a dumb joke not many will get XD by nebezial

i’m stealing the title for my own autobiography

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so this was in my fortune cookie the other day

(caption: “Pass the bill to the person of your left”)

so this was in my fortune cookie the other day

(caption: “Pass the bill to the person of your left”)

all-mimsy:

rukafais:

demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once
This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?
It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.
Image: Sam Van Aken
http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

this tree is an overachiever

you might say
an overaTREEver

all-mimsy:

rukafais:

demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?

It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.

Image: Sam Van Aken

http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

this tree is an overachiever

you might say

an overaTREEver

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In 1971 Daniel Buren wrote that the museum is an ideal weapon of the bourgeoisie, for its mission to preserve the cultural trust is hardly innocent. In its supposed benevolence, the museum asserts power covertly, making it the only place in which art can exist. His argument, skewed in its analysis of the flow of power and resistance, echoes many of the cries that the student movement directed against the state… Buren’s point is well taken, especially when considering the rise of conceptualism. He hints at the fact that any kind of art— even that which attempts to negate art, the anti-art of Kaprow’s warnings— will be identified, embraced, and domesticated by the museum.
Alexander Dumbadze, Bas Jan Ader: Death is Elsewhere (via septembriseur)

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Roses are red / Gender is performative / Mass-market romance / Is heteronormative

Twitter / sfgnyc: Roses are red / Gender is … (via realhousewives)

OH MY GOSH THEY RHYMED SOMETHING WITH HETERONORMATIVE!!!

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lightsharpnesssong:

jenova-amaranth:

fullten:

dollycoquetry:

fullten:

A lot of dudes think women dress slutty for them, but honestly if men weren’t such fucking animals I would dress 300000% more slutty then I do now. You people ruin everything.  
I wanna wear this shit outside god damn it. 

Oh my god SO TRUE. I would constantly wear thigh highs and short skirts and underbust corsets because I look so fucking good. God forbid women like their OWN bodies, too.

For real !! like 90 % of my fucking wardrobe now is just for cam cause it’s too sexy to wear in public. Fucking bullshit.  I use to wear thigh highs with garters with shorts a lot but I got sooo many comments. Fucking… people. You literally just saw the tops of my thighs. But all the dudes are like ‘Why wear that if you don’t want attention???’ cause i look fine as hell and I don’t give a shit about some fucking random broke ass dudes on the corner. 

I can’t even express how much this describes my feelings. Bitch I wear my corsets and my fishnets and my heels the size you wish your dick was because they make me feel fucking fabulous, not because I want you to tell me how much you’d like to “smash” me.

Heels the size you wish your dick was.

lightsharpnesssong:

jenova-amaranth:

fullten:

dollycoquetry:

fullten:

A lot of dudes think women dress slutty for them, but honestly if men weren’t such fucking animals I would dress 300000% more slutty then I do now. You people ruin everything.  

I wanna wear this shit outside god damn it. 

Oh my god SO TRUE. I would constantly wear thigh highs and short skirts and underbust corsets because I look so fucking good. God forbid women like their OWN bodies, too.

For real !! like 90 % of my fucking wardrobe now is just for cam cause it’s too sexy to wear in public. Fucking bullshit.  I use to wear thigh highs with garters with shorts a lot but I got sooo many comments. Fucking… people. You literally just saw the tops of my thighs. But all the dudes are like ‘Why wear that if you don’t want attention???’ cause i look fine as hell and I don’t give a shit about some fucking random broke ass dudes on the corner. 

I can’t even express how much this describes my feelings. Bitch I wear my corsets and my fishnets and my heels the size you wish your dick was because they make me feel fucking fabulous, not because I want you to tell me how much you’d like to “smash” me.

Heels the size you wish your dick was.

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