Just in case
I met Olga in 2010 at VidCon. She was a very smart, very clever, very cool young woman. I thought it was weird (but kinda cool) that Tom had found a cool fan who could hold her own with a bunch of the top-tier VidCon folks and let her behind the curtain a little bit.
We need more men like the vlogbrothers.
Men who use their privilege and their relative fame to talk about and condemn any sort of sexual abuse/abuse of power.
I’m sure other people have said/will say it better than me, but thank you two for being awesome.
There’s no victim blaming or trying to apologize or defend the (albeit still alleged) perpetrator. The concern here is placed where it should be, for the well-being of the young girl. They didn’t wait until the offense was proven to remove his records from their store. They are setting a fine example of BELIEVING victims of abuse. And not supporting the abusers.
Thank you Hank. Thank you John. This is another example among many of why you are great role models. And I know Hank just made a post about not idolizing people, but that’s not what I’m doing. I appreciate you. I know neither of you is perfect, and I don’t really even know either of you, but I wish there were more and louder voices in the media like yours.
GOD DAMN IT EVERY TIME THIS IS ON MY DASH I NEARLY THROW UP LAUGHING
Rebloged in case anyone was sad tonight.
This looks like my cat
if you tell someone ‘no’ and they respond with “FINE……….” or “guess ill be all alone….” or “its okay im used to having my hopes crushed…….” or any of that guilt-inducing passive aggressive fuckery, cut them straight out of your life because you never deserve to feel bad for setting boundaries or speaking your mind.
picture the scene: a young couple is sharing their desires, their most intimate fantasies
“i’m interested in roleplaying,” one of them admits shyly
“oh?” asks the other encouragingly
“well, we’re in a castle, in the dungeons…”
“go on,” their lover says, interest piqued
“we’re in the potions room, we are both snape, you’re taking 10 points from gryffindor as we both masturbate furiously. we are crying”
Seasons according to the North
IT IS THAT DAY IN MARCH TODAY
welcome to that day in march
Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
don’t read the youtube comments on this.
seriously, just don’t. Just. Don’t.
I read them, and now I wanna punch someone. With a brick.
Would you like to read a book in which this happens?
It’s one of my all-time favorite books. It’s called Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. He describes it as an “progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable.”
It is written in the form of letters between the citizens of the fictional island of Nollop, an independent nation off the coast of South Carolina and home of Nevin Nollop, who invented the phrase “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” That phrase is written in tiles over a statue of Nollop in their town square, and when one night a storm causes one of the tiles to fall, the council decides that it’s a sign from Nollop that they are no longer allowed to use that letter, in speech or writing, on pain of progressive punishments including public beating and up to banishment.
Then another tile falls. Then another.
The citizens, who are all very attached to their words and writing, mount a campaign to come up with a phrase that uses all 26 letters but is shorter than Nollop’s, thus proving that he was not divine and negating all the edicts.
Because the novel is told in the form of letters the citizens write, and this is the genius part…the author must also stop using the letters as they fall. So the book gradually stops using letters until at one point I think they’re down to just five.
The resolution literally made me get up and dance around the room.
It’s clever, creative, and a not-really-veiled-at-all parable about monotheistic oligarchy. It’s not a long book, you can read it in an afternoon.
GO READ IT RIGHT NOW.
WOW I want to read that book
Very rarely is there a book that I must read at any cost
This is now one of them
I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK THE OTHER DAY AND COULDN’T REMEMBER FOR THE LIFE OF ME WHAT IT WAS CALLED
THANK YOU TUMBLR USER MADLORI
"Blueberry" by Nate Wootters
This story originally appeared in Irene #1 back in 2012. The first issue is totally sold out, which is probably the fault of Nate’s comic BUT you can get your hands on Irene 3 here or here, if you’re Canadian.
Do it while there’s still time. Don’t make the same mistake again.
This story was posted with permission from the author. © 2012 Nate Wootters.
Nate is one of the funniest cartoonists I know.
that’s fucked up