"you can’t be just friends with people of the gender you’re attracted to"
myth actually true. i, as a bisexual, can confirm that i have no friends.
pansexuals spend their lives in solitude, with only rocks for company
meanwhile asexuals are friends with everyone. literally every single person on the planet. i do not know how i remember so many names
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?
Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?
So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.
In America spastic and the related “spaz” are completely, 100% innocuous words. But in addition to hyper-active, it can and often does mean clumsy.
And goodness, it’s such an extremely innocuous word it really is shocking that in other parts of the world it’s offensive. Totally believable that Weird Al wouldn’t know it.
So when I said a while ago that it looks like DashCon 2015 is off, I was wrong.
They just changed its name to Emoti-Con.
But it will still be the DashCon that we all know and love (to hate), as visible in their rules:
Even if that reason is that Emoti-Con failed to pay the performers, leading to said performers not performing (as happened with Welcome to Night Vale at DashCon). It’s all about caveat emptor when it comes to this convention.
The convention is not only taking place on the same dates that DashCon 2015 was supposedly going to be held, and at the same venue, but the venue’s site still links to the now-defunct dashcon.org site below the event listing.
They have learned one thing from their past mistakes, though: tumblr doesn’t track tags with hyphens in them. By changing the name to Emoti-Con, they made it slightly harder for people to follow the developing stories. But if people tag their posts with either #emoticon or, better yet, #emoti con with a space but no dash (so fans of actual emoticons don’t get deluged with posts in their tag), the tales of woe can still be readily available to all.
They’ve also decided to branch out and instead of being a tumblr convention, they want to be an internet convention, including reddit, facebook, 4chan (I wonder how many of them will show up after watching DashCon 2014 with such glee?), and seemingly anyone else who uses the internet. Probably because they figured “if we could scam $17,000 from just tumblr users, how much more do you suppose we could get from everyone else?”
Also, I wonder if it was intentional that they stole the name of another event which has already been held for the past three years in New York?
Oh, snap. Thanks for the info!
so you know how everyone is always like lol illuminati 666 hail satan the south will rise again etc.
well today i was like hey what exactly was the illuminati anyways? and i
Next time on: I didn’t know I was a member of the Illuminati.
Plot twist: Tumblr is literally the Illuminati.
am i in a cult
“Hey sexy lemme talk to you”
“MAN FUCK YOU YOU UGLY ANYWAY HO I WAS JUST PRETENDING TO LIKE YOU 1 CAN GET 3 MORE BITCHES THAT LOOK BETTER THAN YOU”
someone give this man children.
ohgod that little high-five in the third one
A little piece of my heart breaks every time I see him with kids.
he will make such a great father, i hope he gets to have kids when he’s ready. too bad no one is up for the task? ;)
compliments don’t get people killed.