if you ever see me reblog something as a link please dont judge me im sorry im probably on mobile and didnt mean it
and the slithy toves
did gyre and gimble in the wabe
all mimsy were the borogroves
and the mome raths outgrabe
20-something, space wanderer, general silly person. I live in Nepal right now, it's pretty great.
I reblog fandom and hipster and social commentary and pretty much anything I like because you can't tell me what to do. I'll tag whatever you like for tumblr saviour purposes though :)
reasons to not have a two-year hiatus for your tv show: fans will have a lot of time to realize the problematic things about the show and will be disillusioned when it finally airs again
woooo I just broke up with my boyfriend let’s go out drinking COSMOS
oh wait it’s a wednesday and I have work tomorrow and my housemates are asleep
should I be crying with a pint of icecream or something
I think I’m doing this wrong
hi perplexingly! sure I could. :) Is there anything in particular you’d like to know about the book? I still remember some things about the bits of Else’s story I managed to piece together, though it’s been a little while since I looked at it - and currently the book is in a box in Norway and I’m on the other side of the world. I’ll probably pick up the project once I’m back home and able to get the boxes of my belongings out of storage and unpack them.
It is such a fascinating find. As a person with a bit of an obsession with mementos and things that “link” me to people in the past (even a cooking bowl in a museum can set me off, seriously), it’s definitely one of my favourite things I own.
My mom just told me you’re not a woman until you get blood on nearly every pair of pants you love. I was like, “what if you don’t have periods?” And she said “I didn’t say it had to be your own.”
I thought this was going to be cissexist and I was pleasantly surprised.
I don’t know why La Roux’s Bulletproof is so effective in getting me out of mental funks, both #depression and #relationship related.
Like it just came on shuffle and I’ve been feeling shit all day and suddenly I’m smiling.
Mostly good associations to walking around woodlands in England after finally coming out of my 2-year funk going “fuck yeah I’m bulletproof!” I guess
me ridin in to whoop ur butts
file under: people i would follow into battle
A brief introductory post + call for moderators!
Hello everyone! stackedcrates here.
This blog was created mostly because of this post by frabjuosity, because - well - it’s a good idea. It’s meant mainly to do exactly what that post says - reblog posts from people who are confused about IRIS and tell them what’s going on.
Because I haven’t the time to write out a new response to every post, most of my comments are going to consist of the same generic post (with maybe a few changes, for instance to answer a specific question):
Hello! If you’re not yet aware, IRIS/zdk12 is the basis for an ARG, or alternate reality game. ARGs are a form of immersive storytelling; that means, in this context, that the players interact with IRIS and the related blogs, websites, and resources as if they were real, even though they are not, and are really run by a person. Through these interactions, a storyline unfolds.
threeselves is a very good resource for learning more about everything surrounding the IRIS/zdk12 ARG! That blog contains everything you need to know about the story as we know it so far, and will be very helpful in bringing you up to date.
Thank you for reading!
Obviously, I will not be reblogging every single relevant post in all of the tags; far from it. I don’t have the time or energy to do that. I don’t anticipate even getting close to getting to every post, but it’d also be nice if more people could hear about this than I can handle.
So I’m doing an open and continuous call for moderators: if I know you as a player of the ARG (so mostly that would be regulars in the chat room) and you want member access, send me an ask and I’ll add you. You can spend as much or as little time as you want with running this blog! No time commitment. If you ever at any time at all feel like you’d like to tell someone in the tag that this is an ARG but don’t want to spam your blog with that - that’s what this is for.
If I don’t know who you are, feel free to message anyway! I may not add you at first simply because I don’t want this blog hijacked by someone I don’t know. However, if I have the time, I will check to see if you look trustworthy, and even if I don’t have the time to, please know that I don’t necessarily think that you’re a bad person. Also, I may be promoting certain other members of this blog to admin status if I trust them, and they may be able to add you as well.
(A final note: unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a way to add members to a blog without them giving out their email address :/ I will guarantee that I will never share or exploit your email address or even look at it except to add you, but it’s totally understandable if you don’t want to.)
Hahaha my throwaway post inspired A Thing. Amazing. Go forth and inform the confused masses! I’d offer to moderate but, as previously touched upon, I have neither time or inclination. <3
So are we going to ignore the fact that western (esp American) missionaries have like a million percent of the blame for the rampant homophobia and misogyny in Uganda or…?
I’m seeing all these stories about the anti-homosexuality and anti-miniskirts bills and they’re all following such a predictable narrative of Bigoted, Backwards Africa and
You realize it’s because of evangelicals, right?
Because of the LRA there’s been a steady stream of Christian missionaries coming into Uganda. This is already a SUPER Christian country but these organisations have been bringing extremist views for DECADES tacked onto aid and “charity”. Like these people (Ugandans) are genuinely given things like money, food, healthcare, even electricity and basic infrastructure, conditional on their attending sermons by some of the craziest bible belters out there. And often conversion is their only way to access these things because there are no other options.
And tangled into all that anti-homosexuality is being framed in anticolonial rhetoric, so homosexuality becomes a “western corruption” and fighting against it becomes part of fighting for cultural autonomy (which is a super powerful persuasive rhetoric to Ugandans as you can imagine) AT THE SAME TIME as all this bigotry is essentially an import from the USA.
As someone who’s spent time in Uganda and has a lot of Ugandan friends, including gay Ugandan friends and women who will be at risk because of the miniskirts law and boda boda “indecency vigilantes”, as well as friends who have already been persecuted and risked imprisonment (as members of the “international homosexual conspiracy”) before the bill was even passed, this news makes me SO MAD and scared. But can we please have some nuance in how we’re telling these stories and place at least SOME of the blame where it’s due? I know it’s nice to be all righteous about bigotry in other countries, makes westerners feel good and superior, but a lot of the time these attitudes are still the result of cultural and religious imperialism and ultimately white people’s fault (there’s a shocker)