I’m watching ASMR videos on Youtube a second night in a row.
Sounds are great.
I have been seeing more and more shit being shared on my social networks.
This one caught my eye. I don’t see what the point is…
I would honestly prefer if someone just admitted to not actually caring about them. Because, you don’t. YOU DON’T.
Starving kids in Africa, and children with…
Meanwhile on tumblr, SIGNAL BOOST!!!!111111 is being shouted about everything from feline aids to the goddamn nonexistent patriarchy. And how much does it actually help? People are always gonna armchair activist, what are you blaming Facebook for?
I included the tag you added because it seems like this is a hot button issue for you.
But holy crap, I made this post back in 2012! I always wonder which posts will randomly get picked up by random tumblr users. I find some of my older posts slightly embarrassing, but I keep them up just to see how I’ve developed, and because I’m learning and I like to see how I’ve progressed as I’ve learned more about the world around me.
Having said that, I’m not really that embarrassed by this post. Part of it cut off when you reblogged it, but the entirety can be seen here. I would have worded some things differently, but overall my point still stands. My original post stemmed from some frustration on a personal level. You see friend, I’m actually from Africa, so seeing people not from there, boil down 1000’s of different cultures down to a few really troubling issues, bothers me, because they’re not taking the time to research the nuance. And like I said in my original post, Africa isn’t a stinking cesspool of depression. There’s tons of exciting innovation, and so many different beautiful cultures that exist there.
And in that post in particular it’s just this stupid idea that you can’t voice concern for one thing, without voicing concern for another. As if being upset about a little girl with a disease means you don’t care about starving children in Africa. It’s not even an argument.
But I’m glad you saw my post and just assumed that it was attack on Facebook, and that Tumblr gets a pass. Which is ironic since that kind of mindset is what I was upset with in the first place. And you equated it to the ‘armchair’ activism, that I assume you mean to be the sharing of links. Like someone who is homeless asking for a place to stay, or a petition demanding someone like Marissa Alexander receive a White House pardon (she did by the way, YAY, armchair activism!)
Taking ANY action at all on an issue, isn’t a problem. Making positions on issues you don’t understand, is. The amount of energy you put into facing an issue isn’t a problem. Making a soapbox just to gather sympathy for yourself and initiate an unproductive circle jerk wherein everyone spends all day agreeing with each other, is.
I can see that social justice,really gets under your skin, and gets you all riled up, partly because things like patriarchy don’t exist in your world.
Glad everything is fucking gravy for you, but you need to open your eyes.
Every time there’s concept art for the next iPhone it’s always this razor thin, edge to edge display, with a super sleek and minimalist design.
Then it comes out and it looks exactly the same.
Don’t get me wrong, aesthetically, the phone looks fine. But concept art always makes it this thing that is out of this world, and it’s always used as the thumbnail for tech shows speculating on all the amazing features it may have.
And again, it almost never does.
Except the finger print scanner. That was rumored for awhile and it ended up happening. If you’re into that sort of thing.
Also, sidenote, does anyone actually want a phone without a bezel? Sure it looks sleek, but if you have big hands, it just seems cumbersome.
The New York Police Department attempted to harness Twitter to drum up support today, but things haven’t exactly gone as planned.
Earlier today, the official NYPD Twitter account asked followers to tweet photos of themselves with NYC police officers under the hashtag #myNYPD — but so far, many users have jumped on that hashtag to flood it with images of police aggressively apprehending apparent suspects.
Its only been a week but I’m really happy with where Evolution Blues is right now. It’s still in the early stages, but getting past that initial launch was faster than I thought. For a blog run by two people I think it has a sense of what I’m going for in terms of content.
There are still other things I want to do with it, obviously. But as it grows that should be realized.
I have a lot of things in store.
Evolution Blues reviews of Game of Thrones and Mad Men are up now.
I wrote the Game of Thrones review and Virgil wrote the Mad Men review.
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