Yes, this works.
my parents met because they both cut school one day their senior year to go watch the new star trek movie.
Anyone wanna take bets on how long it’ll take before people start shipping them?
fancy kiddos! Σ(￣。￣ﾉ)ﾉ
LET’S TALK ABOUT PARODY VS. AFFECTIONATE PARODY
or That Time Hussie Parodied His Fans the Right Way
I want to just take a moment to talk about parody, guys - specifically, affectionate parodies of your fanbase. And how Hussie did it right, whereas another series that had snapped its fourth wall- Supernatural - did it wrong.
The person in the picture on the right is Becky. Becky was a character introduced in Supernatural at the beginning of season 5. She is a huge fan of the in-series books about the Winchesters - she writes fanfiction and runs fan pages and does all sorts of the things we associate with fandom. She’s called upon to help the Winchesters out.
Soon she comes back in an episode where the Winchesters have to attend a convention for the book series that’s about their lives; at this point she meets Chuck, the in-series author of the books, and starts dating him. By the end of the season she’s gone and we find out ‘it didn’t work out’.
Becky is the only female fan we see despite there being an episode presented as occurring at a convention (bearing in mind that the majority of Supernatural fans are female, this is pretty denigrating), so she is called on to represent all of female fandom - and she is presented as air-headed and idiotic. She is barely reliable and barely to be tolerated. She is presented as being only in everything for the sex and is a rabid Wincest fan (which not unexpectedly grosses out the characters involved, but still, did you have to do that, Kripke? Really?). When she disappears because things ‘didn’t work out’ between her and the in-series author, we can only draw the conclusion she’s meant to be illustrative of the creator’s feelings about his fandom.
Becky gave me massive second-hand embarrassment. Becky upset me despite my best efforts to like her. She wasn’t completely awful but her most prominent traits were her most obnoxious ones.
(On a side note, the entire convention episode was equally embarrassing. The male fans were almost as bad as Becky, but at least a couple of them got to save the day.)
Then we have Calliope.
Calliope is also a creation by the author to parody his fanbase. She cosplays, she spends all her free time drawing and writing and analyzing her favorite ‘characters’, she reads too much into everything. She sees herself as ugly and unlovable, but is drawn with a lovable smile and cute eyes.
She is also extremely integral to the story in ways we don’t know yet, but she isimportant. She’s not presented as incompetent, but helpful. She may turn out to be horribly wrong about everything but she was trying.
I love Calliope. She is absolutely adorable to me. She makes me feel warm and acknowledged - she is a parody and yes, Hussie is making fun of our tendency to read into every little thing and go nuts creating art and do all sorts of fun stuff like that - but I don’t feel insulted. I feel like I’ve received a nod and an amused, knowing smile.
This is the difference between parody and affectionate parody.
one makes you feel kind of terrible about who you are.
the other makes you feel pretty damn good.
vikki knows how to talk about things that i can’t but wow yes this forever
fuck my blog-type. This can’t not be reblogged. Because holy f-ck. YES.
Blubbery anime tears
I got tired of seeing Rose always crying against Kanaya.
But I’d imagine Kanaya doesn’t feel right crying on other people’s shoulders when everyone needs her to be a reliable pillar, so this happens.
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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.
“The first few acts of homestuck are so boring and slow it only gets good when the trolls come.”
warmup draw from last night i forgot to post holla
“And light shines in the darkness” the murals spoke.
The only light your eyes see is through the bottom of the glass.
this is so gorgeous i cant stand it this is the kind of stuff i want to be able to make
creators who are nice to their fans
so not andrew hussie
so not the guy who creates a webcomic which we can read for free and has an upcoming game in progress for all of us soon huh. yeah andrew hussie, not nice at all
My dad’s exact words when he gave me this were “I know you need new stick thingies for your 3DS so I bought you this rainbow collection ‘cause you like those weird alien things that have homosexual feelings for rainbows.”
Thank you dad.
literally perfect parent