“Let’s talk about rape for a moment. Rape is not what George Lucas did to your childhood. Rape is not what happens when a sports team beats another sports team by a wide margin. Rape is not what happens when your electric bill is higher this month than it was last month. Rape is when a person violates another person in the most despicable, degrading way imaginable and among the myriad of terrible things humans can do to one another, rape is among the worst. I think the casual misappropriation of the concept of rape extending all the way to its widespread comical usage is disgusting even by Internet standards. Off my chest.”—
…It’s more like “The customer doesn’t know what the fuck they want”. If I had a bullet for everytime a customer asked me a stupid damn question about the “best type of diaper for their hellspawn”, or “the most flattering eye shadow”, or “the best vacum cleaner”, I would have shot myself many times over by now. Customers that do research on whatever bullshit they want to buy are a dying breed.
I’ll tell you why that ‘case study’ worked; because the people who buy products are scared to hell of change.
My fucking bullshit I put up with at work, only to come home and find out that the 125$ DSi I payed for with my own hardworking fucking money is being ‘held hostage’ by my mother because I didn’t wash the dog and trim her fucking nails in the zero amount of time I had to do said chore before leaving for work today.
I HAVE WORKED 4 TEN-HOUR SHIFTS IN FOUR FUCKING DAYS. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO PURCHASING THAT DSi FOR MONTHS WHEN I COULD AFFORD IT IN MY BUDGET. IT WAS ONLY THREE DAYS AGO THAT I FINALLY PAID OFF MY BALANCE TO CITY COURT AND THE LOAN FOR MY CAR PAYMENT. THREE DAYS LAYING IN WAIT OF THE DSi I’VE BEEN OGLING FOR MONTHS. WORK WAS FUCKING HELL, TOTAL BULLSHIT, WHERE I GOT ORDERED AROUND BY A TOTAL BITCH THAT ISN’T EVEN MY BOSS. BUT I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING HOME AND RVELING IN THAT SWEET FUCKING DSi UNTIL I FELL ASLEEP.
Being a comic fan doesn’t mean I won’t read books without pictures.
Since I’ve been taking a break from art posting and churning out comic pages (NOT that I’ve stopped drawing, mind you) I’ve been able to focus more on the scripts and story lines of my more extensive comic projects. One of my longest projects, Circa Flower Face (started in 2009), is a sci-fi tale about Futeristic activists—and in order to establish a stable plotline and ‘world’, I’ve had to do alot of history writing.
Finding The Urban Guerrilla in my local used&abused bookstore was a fantastic coincidence. Written by Martin Oppenheimer, it’s a great look into the sociological aspects behind rioting, rebellion, general civil disobedience, and terrorism. I’m three chapters in from when I started reading yesterday (I’ve only been able to read during breaks at work, so this should tell you how impossible it is to put down) but it’s absolutely fascinating. It’s also great to know that my already established plot devices and storyline were on point to hypothetical real-life proceedings.
It’s a great read for those interested in sociology/psychology; even as a ‘reaserch’ read it’s incredibly enjoyable. Let me end this report with an excerpt that’s eerily similar to what I’d consider the theme of Circa Flower Face:
"Failure of the working class means the success of the vanguard party, the accession of the elite to power as the new ruling class."
“The first time I tried to go into a comic book store without my boyfriend, I discovered that I…
This reminds me of the time I spent 75$ at a comic book store in the company of my then-boyfriend (Let me make this clear; he was not the paying customer, I was using my own money and making my own selections) and the employee on duty directed all questions towards him, only for me to answer. It was really like he was using my boyfriend as a damn translator, and it was the worst! Considering that he had very very minimal knowledge on comic books outside of pop culture, my boyfriend was unable to even carry on most of the conversation—but did that turn attention to me? No!
This was the same comic shop I later applied to work at after (I thought) establishing a positive bi-weekly presence when I purchased comics. Like most job apps I’ve done, I checked in a short time later only for them to tell me that they ‘had more promising candidates’. I brushed it off, mostly because I had little experience aside from volunteer jobs at the time. The kid they hired? A highschooler looking for a summer job, and a virgin to comics aside from comic book movies. Never mind that I was a frequent customer, talked to the owner about my plans for a future career in comics, and discussed a wide variety of genres with ease; this boy was obviously more suited for the job.
Ugh, sorry, ranting. But really, I wish it wasn’t such a big thing for girls to like comics. It never fails that I get the ‘quick quiz to prove if you really like comics, because you’re probably pretending to just to get guys interested in you’.
OK, I want to compile a huge list of the most commonly used jokes by customers that we’re all sick of. I’ll make an official post after I’ve gathered them all. Please reblog with the ones you hear the most. Also, reblog if you want to spread it around and get the most jokes we can. That way we can…
As long as you don’t use it against someone personally or because of color.
Then use whatever fucking word you want. That’s how I think. A word is a word, its how you use it that matters.
I can call my friend retarded if he does…
Maybe this comes from spending too much time on /co/ because I feel the same way. The intent IS magical. I call my friends terrible crap all the time but it’s all love. If I say a movie was dumb I’m not insulting your mom. Jeez.
If everyone stopped using words that offended people we’d have no angry words at all. :( Then people would start using other words. Then they would become offensive.
As someone with a learning disability, and having spent a good deal of time in ‘Special Ed’ classes, I largely agree with this. The word retard or retarded isn’t personally hurtful to me, unless someone uses it in anger.
Although, to me at least, people that say things like “oh that’s so retarded” or “oh my god, that’s so gay” just sound air headed. It’s not really that hard to expand your vocabulary and use words that are actually intended to mean unfair, biased, boring, intolerant, ect.
H.S., a Silsbee student, reported being raped by Rakheem Bolton, a fellow student and athletic star. Bolton pled guilty to a lesser assault charge against her.
Bolton was allowed to continue playing on the varsity basketball team, which meant that in her role as cheerleader, H.S. would have to cheer for a team that included her rapist. She continued to do so, but refused to cheer for him by name during his individual free throws.
In a display of extreme disrespect for a rape survivor and disregard for her well-being, school officials insisted that H.S. had to scream “Rakheem” with the rest of the cheerleaders, or she’d be kicked off the squad. School officials also pushed H.S. “to keep a low profile, such as avoiding the school cafeteria and not taking part in homecoming activities.” She refused these instructions and lost her spot as a cheerleader.
Tell Silsbee officials that this is no way to treat rape victims, and insist that they publicly issue an apology to H.S. immediately. Furthermore, tell them to instate a policy outlining appropriate treatment of sexual assault survivors, which does not put the onus on the victim to ensure smooth interactions at the school, and to instate prevention programs that have been suggested by H.S.’s father.
Update: H.S.’s family lost a First Amendment lawsuit, with the court deciding that cheerleaders are only a “mouthpiece” for their schools, with no right to refuse their to cheer their rapists. The court further declared the lawsuit “frivolous” and has ordered the family to pay more than $35,000 in legal fees. For the school to take money from a rape victim over their clear misconduct — even if it’s not for free speech reasons — is beyond the pale. Demand that Silsbee refuse to take money from the victim’s family.
30 Rock star and former SNL alum Tracy Morgan’s June 3rd stand-up routine drove offtrack, and eventually off a cliff when the comedian went on a homophobic tirade while onstage in Nashville, Tennessee. Morgan reportedly attacked President Obama for supporting…
Sometimes its really easy to stand up for LGBT rights, usually because the opposer is some ignorant rightwing nutjob that I’d hate anyway… Tracy, why have you made me hate you?