Marilyn Monroe on the set of Monkey Business (1952)
the ORIGINAL bromance
(by utter otter)
My, isn’t it awkward that you just fuckin recycled a nearly 40 year old article to shit on this latest generation?
But I do want to say:
Of all the images you could have picked, you chose one of a teenage girl taking a selfie.
Because of course, girls who have been taught nothing else by their elders except that their appearance is what matters are the reason we are all lazy and narcissistic.
Fuck off. You fucking made us. You raised me and my sister and my female cousin and millions and millions of girls to be self-conscious and obsessed with making ourselves look pleasing to men. You taught us that that was our only worth. And now you shit on us for it.
FUCK OFF, TIME.
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A review by one of the folks sums it up perfectly:
“What worries me about Yahoo! buying Tumblr is how it would choose to incorporate the website into its email and homepage features. One of the reasons why Tumblr is so unique is because it’s a niche market. By adding more users who don’t fit into this niche, it would make it more difficult for communities to develop within Tumblr, and Tumblr would have to change to accommodate these new users. Tumblr as a website is not the kind that you can sign up for in a day and be on your way. It is a website crafted so that you can immediately post but must spend several weeks, sometimes even months, to build a community. With new users who would not be willing to spend time growing a community, Tumblr would have to be changed, which would alienate its current users. Those users have spent time and effort to make Tumblr what it is today, and they are the ones who spend time on the website daily. A user who is checking onto Tumblr because it’s attached to their homepage is not going to be as strong of a user nor as dedicated. By changing the website to suit this new user, you would lose the strong users while building an undedicated usership.
To any website that would think of buying Tumblr, they must understand that it is a website that cannot be changed to make it more user friendly to a casual blogger. I think that many Tumblr users would be less worried about a buy-out if they were promised that their communities and ways of using Tumblr would not be changed. No one is going to mind Yahoo! buying the website and gaining a few extra million dollars per year from the minimal advertising; what we will be upset with is if a company like Yahoo! then changes the website to increase casual users and decrease dedicated users. Yahoo! would gain nothing by losing this “cool” group of bloggers in an age group they so desperately want to reach, so they must cater to these individuals by leaving the website exactly as is.” - houseoftombombadilAs much as is does sound like a load of bullshit for someone to buy Tumblr, it’s a possibility. I Personally think it should stay independent and I hope David Karp keeps a hold of it like his own child. Or we make enough noise to where such major changes (if bought) will not happen. I would hate to see Tumblr turned into an advertising dump.We’re not a ‘hip fad group’ to be marketed to. I hate the fact that’s all we look like to businesses in the end.
reblogging again for this ^
4/50: Katie McGrath
Modern Royalty AU Arthur Pendragon is the proper English Prince of Wales, in the day− and a very discreet party animal slash bed-hopper by night. He’s also Merlin’s last effort at making some hard earned cash. Being a down-on-his-luck journalism student with student loans and other living expenses, he can use all the help he can get. So when he’s offered ten grand for a− less than savory − picture of the dear Prince of the realm, Merlin jumps at the chance. All he has to do is catch Arthur doing something…un-princely, right? And what better way to do that than to follow him around? Arthur on the other hand is extremely interested in the weird− beautiful − kid following him around and his interest− though not of the same kind− is far from innocent. It’s just Merlin’s luck though that the first picture he gets of Arthur ends up with him on the wrong side of the lens.“Don’t you want to see the Royal Chambers?”“Ha. Not if you don’t think up better pick-up lines”“Would you rather I hide in the bushes and take your picture?”“That was one time!”
Reminds me of the premise of As They Do In Rome
“Arthur’s a sheltered prince who just wants to experience a normal day, Merlin is a reporter after an undercover story so, naturally, they fall in love.”
- Granny says that hands are the only place on your body where your true age shows, when I was younger I wished that my eyes were my hands, so maybe I could walk down the street without men grabbing at my wrists.
- The girl who develops first is always voted most likely to live life on her knees.
- They always tell you to sit with your back straight and your thighs closed because men can’t control their eyes. I found out that the real reason is because we hold the universe between them.
- Sometimes I would look at my body and try to fold it in on itself.
- I often wished that I could be neat and proper, but God made my body a landscape of rolling hills, and curves so dangerous my father used his belt to tame them.