Huh, this Worm AU fic isn’t half-ba -
[suddenly contains an entirely excessive amount of teenage lesbians and teenage lesbian subtext]
I won’t be burned again.
Why, I do believe that someone has noticed that I’m sometimes critical of social justice folks, and is trying to get me back on the Party Line.
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I’ll stay On Mode from now on, I promise. Or at least go off-mode under a disposable account, through seven proxies.
I’ve discovered Pintrest.
You know, fanfic writer, if you want to hint that your main character is a Christian, it might be best not to have them in polyamorous relationship where they’re having pre-marital sex.
I mean, I can buy that Fluttershy is bisexual. I can tolerate, to a certain degree, the increased presence of sex as a theme - actually, this is kinda the same problem I had with Fallout Equestria - but when Andrew keeps talking about “God” and quotes “be fruitful and multiply”, it kinda bugs me.
I really wish more writers would remember that people who aren’t members of the clergy can have their Christianity be a major part of their lives in more situations than just the dramatically convenient ones. And it sure would be nice if they remembered that denominations other than Irish/Italian Catholic and Black clappin’-and-stompin’ Baptist exist.
Aren’t Catholics the most popular denomination in America and the world?
Well, yes, but-
Don’t many Catholics actually act like secular people for most of the week?
Well, yes, but
Aren’t you a Black clappin’-and-stompin’ Baptist yourself?
Whose side are you on?
>google img search for por que no los dos girl
>find entirely unrelated porn gif
Go home Google images, you’re drunk.
Stand against snark, and you are standing with everything decent. And who doesn’t want to be decent? The snarkers don’t, it seems. Or at least they (let’s be honest: we) don’t want to be decent on those terms.
[…] What is this defining feature of our times? What is snark reacting to?
It is reacting to smarm.
This Gawker essay “On Smarm" (c/o)… I want to quote, like, everything. This bit: “Smarm offers a quick schema of superiority. The authority that smarm invokes is an ersatz one, but the appearance of authority is usually enough to get by with. Without that protection, to hold an opinion is to feel bare and alone, one voice among a cacophony of millions.” Or this bit— “Sympathy begets sympathy, to the benefit of things that don’t deserve to be sympathized with”-!!! ”Snark may speak in cynical terms about a cynical world, but it is not cynicism itself. It is a theory of cynicism. The practice of cynicism is smarm.”
It’s got a nice long side-swipe of that Dave Eggers “Be nice to me because I’m faymouuuuus" quote too (which if you like when you’re in your 30’s and should be starting to know anything about the world… well, god help your little, little mind).
So yeah, I quite, quite enjoyed this one. It even attacks someone with Down Syndrome’s political beliefs! Hell yeah, let’s do that more! Let’s just burn this whole thing down, Pookie! Fired up! Quick— get thee to a Youtube comment section!
The comments section is, predictably, a profound disappointment manifested as an twitchy mass of gormless defenders of smarm, so skip those and instead read, as an adjunct to the above article, the opening to Gore Vidal’s 1974 essay on the state of American criticism, Real Class …
This is one of those Internet Conversations that makes one want to set all involved on fire and salt the ashes.
That awkward moment when one stumbles upon a beautifully drawn, inked, and colored piece of art that just happens to be Powerpuff Girls dickgirl porn.