I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Notice she says “who” it was and not “what” it was.
Oh I just gotta snuggle my baby bear!
Right in the feels.
The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive. (Especially t…
A great analogy.
Tangential key takeaway for me: riding a bike in the US must be terrible. (I live in a city of cyclists.)
idk man it just makes me so so so sad when you’re watching a cutiepie talk about their passion like when they light up and start bubbling over with words and then all of a sudden they stop themselves and say stuff like “sorry, i know this is boring” or “sorry i just got excited”
like you know somewhere in their life someone they respected told them “shut up nobody cares” and ever since they can’t talk about their favorite things without apologizing every 5 seconds
Zoe Quinn blows #GamerGate wide open.
HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.
Zoe “Social Justice Rogue” Quinn has been lurking in 4Chan’s raiding IRC channels the last couple of weeks, gathering chat logs.
Turns out, the ENTIRETY of #GamerGate was completely manufactured by 4channers, and they played EVERYONE that joined in on the #GamerGate tag and the #NotMyShield tag. Everyone. None of it was true.
Favorite tweet from this?
I make video games, did y’all really think I didn’t know how the internet works?
Okay, I know I just reblogged this, but reblogging again to say that even knowing the extent to which the whole “SJW” label is a manufactured concept applied to people to make them acceptable target for abuse, even knowing how much of the worst ~*SJW*~ stuff out there is either completely made up or manufactured by trolls (who usually end up mistaking each other for “real SJWs” and turning into a vicious circle jerk of ridiculousness), even knowing how many of the ~*feminist internet controversies*~ of the past couple years have basically been exactly this…
It’s still shocking.
The extent of this, the level of malice aforethought, the amount of self-righteous justification.
I really kind of doubt it will make a difference to the people who decided Zoe Quinn is indefensible and of the devil already, because they’re proof that believing is seeing. If you have subscribed to a particular narrative, if you have invested in a particular worldview, if the way you see yourself and your position in the world relative to others depends on demonizing people as “Social Justice Warriors”, you will jump on any example you can find and even if that one is disproven it won’t do anything to revoke the *feeling* of justification you got from having believed it.