I really like your voice :P hope that's not weird...
No, not weird at all. Flattering, I’d say. I mean, I could analyze how, like, in the absence of recognizable facial features, other features of experiencing me as a person become heightened, like my voice. But I’d only say that because at the moment my brain is spinning trying to read this essay on Hermaneutics. Blaugh.
Anyway, I should do more of the voice things I want to do, like Karaoke sing-overs, voice acting bits, other ideas. I just never have the motivation to. But now that a couple people have told me they like my voice, maybe that’ll provide the motivation. What types of things would people like to see me do? I have a fancy mic and everything. And if you don’t mind me asking, what prompted the ask? I don’t remember posting much with my voice recentl - oooh, maybe my vines?
I believe that more guys should also get mad about those stories of double standard-y dress codes at schools. You know, the ones you hear all the time of girls being told “your skirt is an inch too short; you’ll distract all the boys.” I mean how insulting is that? They think we are so animalistic and driven by hormones that we can’t concentrate if an errant bra strap slips down on the other side of the room? That we have so little control over ourselves that we’ll turn into walking erections at the slightest provocation? That is super insulting and more guys should get mad when a school does this kind of crap.
Now, that’s not to say that schools shouldn’t have dress codes. Schools are supposed to prep you for real life, and one of those important lessons is that there are times where you have to dress appropriately for the occasion, such as in most professional situations. Coming to school in a cut-to-shreds t-shirt that’s basically an excuse to parade around as much skin as possible is just not appropriate for that environment, although once school is over and you’re on your own time you have every right to wear what you want. But what I’m talking about are all those stories of a dress code that is enforced with a double standard and is not paired with the equally important message of “guys, have some self control.” I get that there are immature teenagers out there that actually do turn into walking erections, but that’s because these double standard mentalities don’t expect anything better of them. If we change around the mentality and shame guys with “hey, what’s wrong with you? Does your brain really shut off completely if she bares her shoulders?” they’ll come to understand what is expected of them, and eventually they’ll shift in that direction.
But the bottom line is that more guys should be insulted when dress codes are enforced in a way that discludes the possibility that they can be better, and should fight for equal enforcement of dress codes. This post isn’t trying to be one of those “make women’s struggles all about men” things. I’m just trying to light a fire under more people butts so that they come to care about the issue more.
since tumblr wants to get the young people excited about voting and the democratic process, i’d like to dispense a cool n fresh reminder that the United States government is pretty much a corporate oligarchy and the only real choices for president are going to be between Shitty Person A and Shitty Person B, and possibly Shitty Person C
While yes, our presidential voting system is very flawed, and our three houses of government are pretty much an Oligarchy, I think there’s enough of a difference between candidates usually that that choice is still significant. It’s nice to have a president that doesn’t openly hate things like public assistance and healthcare for the poor. While the choice still is between two poor candidates, it’s a lesser of two evils affair, but that doesn’t mean voting is pointless.
However, you underestimate the difference that local and state elections can make. Good local representatives can make a hell of a difference (especially on the state level), and if we’re politically aware and participate in the democratic process on that level, then maybe we can try and get good local politicians into higher offices.
Political apathy towards voting bothers me, because while again, yes, the system is very flawed, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to assert political power through voting and that voting choice doesn’t matter. I hope everyone gets amped to vote and looks into at least their local politics, because having widespread political awareness is incredibly important for positive change, not to mention it might lead them to larger organized political groups that can more effectively assert power on representatives for positive change, a tool of which being the vote. The youth vote is so important, and we need to start springboarding the next generation of youthful politicians towards a better future for our country.
I agree that political apathy sucks. You can think politics sucks - which I do - because it has turned into a sporting event where people support teams as a convenient way to excuse themselves from critical analysis of individual candidates’ strengths and weaknesses, but saying that plain voting is a waste of time is such a 17-year-old-edgymemes420 thing to say. Don’t you get it: we get to choose our leaders at all levels of government. We have a voice in who gets the jobs that influence our lives. Do you know how many people in the world don’t have that, who have one person say “I’m in charge,” without any other choice? America may suck in a lot of ways, but voting is really a place where you can take pride in the process because your vote matters. It does. You may be the 20% minority that votes a certain way on a particular issue, but your vote still matters. It matters as a way to say “hey, 20% of us feel this way about this issue, and although the majority disagree with us, we have stated how we feel.” Imagine if that 20% decided “fuck it, I’m not voting,” then it would look like the other 80% was actually 100%.
I love voting, especially in local elections. Like Jex says above, voting at the local level is so inspiring because you get to see so much more of the actual effects of your vote. Having a crappy city council can make living in a particular city a living hell, like that period when the Fullerton city council decided what the downtown needed was hundreds of high-density apartments. But then when things work right, like when a different city council sided with my neighborhood over a land developer who wanted to split the nicest house in the neighborhood into 3 houses, you get so much satisfaction from knowing “hey, we picked the right people.” Please register to vote and please read up on all the local elections you have a say in. It’s what makes America great.
Well, they have done a wonderful job of keeping so much about the Crystal Gems secretive and mysterious. I have really liked the way that they’ve revealed little tib-bits and glimpses in order to keep us interested in the series. The thrill of finding out about their race and history will continue to give us all something to look forward to in this season and future ones.
But I have figured out something that seems very fundamental and that I am sure will be revealed later in this season, possibly near the finale. I highly discourage you from clicking through if you wish to avoid potential spoilers. There is a chance that I am mistaken, and the joy of filling in the details will still come from watching the show, but you can ask anyone who marathons their favorite show with me: I am correct very very often. Bookmark it and come back to it after the season’s over if you want to avoid the possible spoilers.
So, let me give you a little glimpse into the life of me and how things like this happen almost every day and people don’t believe in my good luck until they hang around me enough and see enough crap like this.