You know those posts that accuse tumblr and fandoms are the most crazy, obsessive people out there? Obviously those people have never seen american football fans. There have been fireworks and screaming and just NOISE for the past 30 minutes. More than Fourth of July! The stores were more empty than Christmas Day! It’s just….incredible to me. So surreal. I’ve never seen anything like it. All because a group of grown men managed to run a ball back and forth across a field.
everything everywhere around me is football…church was nothing but football, facebook has nothing but football, every employee in every store I go to, the only colors I’m seeing are blue and green….the only place I feel safe is tumblr.
I was looking at the comments on the Budweiser “Puppy Love” commercial and I should really know better than to look at YT comments by now, but one was:
Yes, for some strange, unknown reason, people are fond of animals. This poor person didn’t even know that until the internet. And Budweiser must have internet access as well because somehow they uncovered this information and exploited it, those bastards.
People are fond of animals. Wow.
clutter. turned 3 today!
(And thanks to everyone who’s stuck with me - moods swings, fandom swings, rants and all!)
We grew up with the Internet and on the Internet. This is what makes us different; this is what makes the crucial, although surprising from your point of view, difference: we do not ‘surf’ and the internet to us is not a ‘place’ or ‘virtual space’. The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an invisible yet constantly present layer intertwined with the physical environment. We do not use the Internet, we live on the Internet and along it. If we were to tell our bildungsroman to you, the analog, we could say there was a natural Internet aspect to every single experience that has shaped us. We made friends and enemies online, we prepared cribs for tests online, we planned parties and studying sessions online, we fell in love and broke up online. The Web to us is not a technology which we had to learn and which we managed to get a grip of. The Web is a process, happening continuously and continuously transforming before our eyes; with us and through us. Technologies appear and then dissolve in the peripheries, websites are built, they bloom and then pass away, but the Web continues, because we are the Web; we, communicating with one another in a way that comes naturally to us, more intense and more efficient than ever before in the history of mankind.
arg damn nvm that was supposed to be a venting-but-not-posting post so sorry kids :/
man, some people who are really into things don’t understand that not everyone is into them. for example, sports. my mom was asked by the cashier at the store if she was watching the game, and she was like no we don’t watch football, and the lady said WHAT I don’t understand how someone can’t be into it and like?? I don’t go around saying, hey did you see that anime WHAT I don’t understand how you can’t be into it??? I’m glad you are enthusiastic and all but some people don’t like sports (unless it’s anime sports)
My mom wanted us to watch something as a family yesterday, and we got The Bible miniseries for Christmas, so we started that. We watched the first episode, which was pretty cheesy and not very accurate, and the preview was like “next time: MOSES”. So I said, half jokingly, you know what would be a better and probably more accurate version of this to watch? The Prince of Egypt. And my mom was like okay, and my dad was like okay, and that’s how we ended up watching musical Biblical epics on New Year’s Eve.
I just wanted to gush for a moment about how I got THREE ALADDIN RELATED things, plus a bonus surprise mug when my aunt was like oh you like aladdin, have this. The orange shirt I wasn’t sure about since jasmine is not very visible when I’m wearing it, but whatever I am just mostly glad they are making Aladdin stuff for adults.
I have a friend that I really like, but she is super social, and I am obviously not, and while I like to hang out with her, usually whenever I say yes to one of her events it grows more and more uncomfortable for me and now it’s happening again.
This time she invited me to a skate night with some of her other lady friends. So first of all, while I remember enjoying ice skating when I was young, I haven’t done it for 20 years and I don’t like the idea of being around huge crowds of people and falling down, but I was like well suck it up it might be fun. But then all her friends were like oh I’m going to bring my boyfriend, so now I’m going to be the only single person in the group. AND I just looked up the time we are supposed to go, and it’s called “teen skate” and if there’s one thing I hate more than being around crowds of people it’s being around crowds of teens. Arhhhh so once again something that is enjoyable for normal people has me in a big ball of nerves and anxiety and just wishing for it to be over before it’s even begun.