Man if I knew my mom and my sister were going to be gone shopping for 3+ hours I would’ve gone and took a nap haha why am I waiting upstairs
a kid from my school just got expelled today for pretending to be russian for 8 months. he pretended he couldn’t read, write or talk english he did good in all his classes because he had all the teachers and principles convinced he just moved from russia, so they didn’t make him do any work
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A review by one of the folks sums it up perfectly:
“What worries me about Yahoo! buying Tumblr is how it would choose to incorporate the website into its email and homepage features. One of the reasons why Tumblr is so unique is because it’s a niche market. By adding more users who don’t fit into this niche, it would make it more difficult for communities to develop within Tumblr, and Tumblr would have to change to accommodate these new users. Tumblr as a website is not the kind that you can sign up for in a day and be on your way. It is a website crafted so that you can immediately post but must spend several weeks, sometimes even months, to build a community. With new users who would not be willing to spend time growing a community, Tumblr would have to be changed, which would alienate its current users. Those users have spent time and effort to make Tumblr what it is today, and they are the ones who spend time on the website daily. A user who is checking onto Tumblr because it’s attached to their homepage is not going to be as strong of a user nor as dedicated. By changing the website to suit this new user, you would lose the strong users while building an undedicated usership.
To any website that would think of buying Tumblr, they must understand that it is a website that cannot be changed to make it more user friendly to a casual blogger. I think that many Tumblr users would be less worried about a buy-out if they were promised that their communities and ways of using Tumblr would not be changed. No one is going to mind Yahoo! buying the website and gaining a few extra million dollars per year from the minimal advertising; what we will be upset with is if a company like Yahoo! then changes the website to increase casual users and decrease dedicated users. Yahoo! would gain nothing by losing this “cool” group of bloggers in an age group they so desperately want to reach, so they must cater to these individuals by leaving the website exactly as is.” - houseoftombombadilAs much as is does sound like a load of bullshit for someone to buy Tumblr, it’s a possibility. I Personally think it should stay independent and I hope David Karp keeps a hold of it like his own child. Or we make enough noise to where such major changes (if bought) will not happen. I would hate to see Tumblr turned into an advertising dump.We’re not a ‘hip fad group’ to be marketed to. I hate the fact that’s all we look like to businesses in the end.
reblogging again for this ^
The Fearsome Wild Sea Slug
The thing about Roman by Sound Horizon
The thing is
It implies the whole abortion debate (Pro-life vs. pro-choice) near the end, in Tasogare no Savant
But rather than pick a side and do what social justice people usually do
It approaches it by having the main character of the album, a guy named Hiver who died before he was born, ask this question:
Is living really all it’s cracked up to be?
Is is actually good to live?
Or would death be a better option?
Which leads into the story of the actual album: The dolls Violette and Hortense go off around the world, collecting roman - stories. Specifiaclly, stories about life and death. Stories of lives lost, stories of lives gained, of second chances, and the unforgivable. Stories of hope, of despair, of day, of night. Stories that could influence his decision on whether or not to pursue the life he never had one last time, or to simply sink into the slumber of death.
And rather than take a side on either side of the debate, life or death, the final conclusion the album reaches, that Hiver reaches, the final message that Hiver’s mother sends, is this:
Do whatever makes you happy.
He could chose to live if it made him happy. He could simply stay dead if he found life too harsh, that’s fine as long as he’s happy. He could do whatever, he just had to choose whatever made him happy.
And THAT is the the final conclusion that the album reaches on the whole issue: Do whatever the bloody heck will make you happy. Life or death, pick whichever you want, as long as the choice will make you happy.
Of course, the above ignores the whole Michele debacle, but that distracts from the whole point of the album: It’s not about whether or not death is crappier than life, or life is crappier than death, it’s about being happy with what you chose. And THAT is something that people need to shut up and think about.
….. Of course this is probably me nightblogging so you can all ignore this if you want, I’m heading up to bed.
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