Video 24 Jul 28,604 notes

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Video 24 Jul 11,419 notes

synnesai:

as per anon’s request

all the back view space things of the kids in one photoset -u- maybe i will do the alpha….idk…but yeah :]

[dave] [jade] [john] [rose]

Video 23 Jul 1,914 notes

crackervolley:

dnotive:

anuvia:

I made a new character tonight.

Their name is Justice the Fox.

Unfathomably beautiful.

10/10 would reblog again

via Artchonix.
Photo 22 Jul 117 notes azspot:

Adam Zyglis

I’d say option A is worse; however, that is my opinion, not a fact. Also, terrorists routinely kill civilians on purpose also, and in fact it’s their main modus operandi; why are we forgetting that?

azspot:

Adam Zyglis

I’d say option A is worse; however, that is my opinion, not a fact. Also, terrorists routinely kill civilians on purpose also, and in fact it’s their main modus operandi; why are we forgetting that?

Photo 22 Jul 40,565 notes thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Yes, we are supposed to believe that, especially since, in multiple cases, very large groups of people have done incredibly stupid things by following each other and assuming the guy in charge knows everything. And being afraid of speaking up, which happens a lot more often than you’d think

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Yes, we are supposed to believe that, especially since, in multiple cases, very large groups of people have done incredibly stupid things by following each other and assuming the guy in charge knows everything. And being afraid of speaking up, which happens a lot more often than you’d think

Video 21 Jul 61,124 notes

ikuzo-dattebayo:

Making this was so painful because i could only imagine what these characters would be like in smash

Video 21 Jul 14,644 notes

ikimaru:

found some humanstuck stuff from a while back in my folderr

Video 21 Jul 6,307 notes
Video 21 Jul 60,677 notes

owlapin:

hay-needle:

Do you slip it on him tail first?

nah i just hold it open and he crawls in

snakes are silly I want a snake

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frauleindrosselmeyer:

marshmallowbrigade replied to your post: marshmallowbrigade replied to your pos…

sorry I think PUA and I think gross pick up artist put people down to get them to like you more while doing magic tricks

sixgunsound replied to your post: marshmallowbrigade replied to your pos…

i’m kind of the same way. i never thought of myself as a PUA but now i do…thanks :(

I think my main takeaway from this conversation is that I need a better name for what I’m doing :-/  Also that I have a lot of feelings about PU culture.

90% of pickup, as I’ve heard it, is generic self-help shit like “take the initiative,” “make eye contact” and “ask them about themselves,” basic social skills and flirting, and the negging is just an overpublicised placebo effect and a way to justify $30 ebooks by touting Dumbo’s magic interpersonal feather.

And…I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with the basic social skills part?  At all?  Sometimes it’s useful / safe to be generically likeable and bland *cough*work*cough*, and if it’s the confidence boost you need to introduce yourself to strangers / people you want to fuck, godspeed.

The problem is that the aim is to be *liked*, which is a good way to start any relationship, but it’s not an end in itself.  Like, PUA might get you laid / acquaintances, it’s good at forming an instant connection, but it’s not going to get you a deep relationship of any kind, the intimacy and authenticity aren’t there, that’s not what it’s for.

And the problem with the aim being for as many people to like/fuck you as possible, is that - used on its own - it turns people into targets.  Do they like me?  Good.  Mission accomplished, target acquired.  Hard to make friends with a target.

And when I know I can pretty much make people like me (with stuff which has nothing to do with *me*, like lots of eye contact and asking about themselves, it is literally that boring), the temptation is to do that even when there’s no reason to, because it’s safe and proven.  It’s about “can I make them like me?” rather than “do we get on?”; the latter is scary and my instinct is to run back to the former even though it’s depressing and ultimately superficial.  After med school I am pretty excellent at chatting nonsense with random strangers, but any time I’m expected to be ~myself~ rather than ~charming~, social anxiety slithers back in, big-time.

I had a female flatmate who was in the PUA scene and ended up basically going semi-pro as a club promo girl, and she said all her interactions were pickup, she had no real friends, and two years after quitting it was still fucking with her relationship because she found it really hard to make connections or have honest interactions with her boyfriend.  So er.  I am not that bad, but.

I am totally okay with most pickup tactics as tools, but I am not so good with everything that should come after, and I think that is what I need to fix.

And that’s my problem with PUA; 5% is actively harmful, the rest of it comes from…a really bad ideological place, and once you see it works it’s too easy to start applying it to everything :-/


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