terabient: A dancing sandwich (sandwich)
there are a lot of terrible memes on the tumblrs dot com but the ones i hate the most are the fUCUKING INESCAPABLE 'THE SIGNS AS' no wait that's a rant for another day OTP domesticity memes--specifically the ones that are just lists of mundane tasks like 'who cooks dinner' with the occasional hyper-specific, extremely detailed grocery shopping scenario that probably happened to the OP while they were shopping with a roommate or their parents or whoever (the 'I'm always a slut for Doritos!' meme).

MOSTLY i hate how these memes take completely unremarkable decisions and events (who does the dishes? who chooses curtain colors?? who drinks milk straight from the carton and who gets comically wound up because of it???) and assumes that each one is ~~fraught with meaning~~ and behind everything a person does there is a complicated and character-defining reason that guides their every move, which in turn makes it clear why said character is the Doer of Dishes. And I get that this romanticisation of the mundane is appealing to some, but wow I cannot help but look at these memes and want to scream OH MY GOD NEITHER ONE OF THEM CARES ABOUT INTERIOR DECORATING THIS MUCH.

--actually, I take that back. If people did answer these memes with long-winded (or even brief) explanations for why Character A likes to drink milk directly from the carton then I might actually read and enjoy them, but that doesn't happen ever often. Usually I end up scrolling by someone's daily chore list with the names of fictional characters next to each task, what an exciting trend that I could never get tired of!

I also dislike how domesticity memes assume one character has to be quirky/free-spirited/childish/a total mess and the other has to be the responsible/serious/kill-joy/semi-functioning adult type. Maybe I shouldn't refer to them as domesticity memes but as Type A/Type B personality memes? That's basically what they're trying to suss out, I think, through the dullest questionnaire imaginable.

AND! The memes straight up ignore canon settings, no matter how fantastic/unique/vital to the interactions and development of the characters of an OTP that setting is--in favor of imagining characters living in a vaguely modern, boring, Western-centric relationship. ugh pls stop internet.

OKAY I'm done getting upset at people having fun on the internet. thank you for letting me inflict this rant upon you, flist~
terabient: Thor is ready to kick some ass (Marvel: Thor - determined)
I have a lot of conflicting emotions about Tumblr. I've had an account there for roughly two years--though I've only been an active user for one year--and though I enjoy a lot of things about it, it can also be incredibly frustrating. I know I'm not the only person who feels like this; I've seen plenty of posts by others detailing their complaints about the site. At first, I wasn't even sure if I should write a WAAAAAAAHHHHH TUMBLR post; what could I add that hasn't already been said?

And then I decided I DON'T CARE I'LL DO IT ANYWAY.

I'm not going to spend too much time on what Tumblr is good at and what it's not; most people are familiar with its pros and cons. (In short: Tumblr's pretty good for microblogging, not so good at sustained or insightful discussion.) Instead, I'm going to complain about a few unique-to-Tumblr annoyances that really kill my enjoyment of the site. I'm sure others have brought up these issues before, but um...I'll repeat them anyway because why not.

RANTING )

The strangest thing about Tumblr is that the more I use it--the more blogs I follow, the more tags I browse--the less enjoyable my experience is. When I first started using Tumblr, I loved everything--OMG look at all these cute pictures! Look at all these fantastic gifs! dfjadsklfjdskjl SOMEBODY ELSE HAS PLAYED THIS OBSCURE GAME I LOVE! But as I became more involved, I exposed myself to more and more stupid stuff, and it has become progressively harder to filter out the boring and crappy stuff to get to things I like.

I feel kind of bad for all the complaining; I've met some wonderful people through Tumblr that I wouldn't have found elsewhere, it's kept me in touch with people who abandoned LJ but didn't move to DW, and for the really small and obscure fandoms it's a godsend. But in the last two months I've been way more annoyed than not...and since everything is public and rebloggable on Tumblr I didn't want to post anything there. this is me being passive aggressive, oh no
terabient: Mami looking at her reflection in her teacup (Puella Magi: Mami Tea)
By now I'm sure most people have heard about SOPA/Protect IP Act, but if you have not, here's some information.

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act; HR 3261) and the Protect IP Act (the Senate version, which was cleared by committee earlier this year) are bills that ostensibly protect intellectual property, but would introduce measures that would, among other things, allow:

-The attorney general to create blacklists to block websites from search engines and payment providers (such as Paypal) without the need of a court hearing or trial;

-Private companies to sue websites for hosting copyrighted copyright, even if said website is unaware of the content. Currently, websites and service providers are safe from litigation if they remove copyrighted content as soon as it is brought to the site's attention;

-For sites/service providers to be held accountable for individual user abuses.

Save the Internet provides an easy-to-fill form if you would like to show your disapproval of SOPA/Protect IP.

If you would like to contact your representatives directly, you can find your House of Representatives member here, and your Senate representative here.

Please consider writing a personal letter or even calling your representatives about your concerns. Although it may seem unnecessary, taking the time to send a well-worded letter instead of signing a petition can carry a lot of clout because personalized messages are not sent very often, and it indicates that you are strongly invested in the issues at hand. Make sure your Congressional representatives know that you'll remember their votes come election time!
terabient: LĂșcio waving and smiling (DC: Superman & Batman - picnic)
So Rolling Stone had this interview with COMIC WRITER SUPERSTAR!!1!1* Grant Morrison and it was pretty strange because hey, Grant Morrison. But it did have a lot of good stuff, including one of my personal favorite pastimes: bitching about Alan Moore.

Cut for talk about rape in comics )

*HAHAHAHA I KNOW
terabient: 'where's my motivation' (PFSC: Motivation)
SELF: *happily typing away* This is going so well!

SELF TWO: HAHAHAHA no

SELF: W-what's wrong?

SELF TWO: Oh, I don't know, everything you've put down so far?

SELF: I think it's fine.

SELF TWO: Have you even seen how many adverbs are in this paragraph.

SELF: ...

SELF TWO: And oh, is that a dangling participle you just wrote? Oh well, you've done that so often I'm sure everyone will ignore it at this point. If they can make it to this point, at least.

SELF: Shut uuuuuup.

SELF TWO: What's up with this colon abuse? Are you going all ~experimental~ in your video game porn now?

SELF: ARRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH

SELF TWO: Oh my goooood, there is an actual instance of the pleasures of the flesh. It's not even a joke! HAHAHA, THIS SUCKS.

SELF: *RAGEQUITS WORD PROCESSOR*

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In spite of all this, I have managed to write some ponderous video game porn for you all. The world is running for the hills rejoicing, I'm sure. I may even post it soon.

But not before I deal with that pleasures of the flesh debacle.

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