We have a test program set up with the Kinect and the St Chris audio files and it keeps going off when I move a bit and it’s really funny and disconcerting at the same time having Brian Blessed yell ‘WELCOME WELCOME’ at me when I just reached for a drink.
Jesse from Pitch Perfect is in the latest episode of Glee as the lead of their biggest competition, Throat Explosion.
(Yes, I still watch this horror show of a tv show and I think it’s so terrible but I’m horribly addicted to finding out how bad it can get and also the voice over at the beginning is just getting more and more sarcastic about the story which is sort of great.)
I really want to get a Birchbox subscription but it’s too frivolous for me right now.
I should really only buy products I’ll actually use but it looks like a really good way to find products that I otherwise would never discover.
Then again I have problem skin and little to no determination to develop a make-up routine. Oh, and I bet half the products are from non cruelty free companies.
So, decision made is a no for now.
Anonymous asked: do you think people like yourself have any responsibility to more obviously/openly distance yourself from specific individuals caught up in allegations?
i don’t know if i have a responsibility to but i certainly have a strong desire to.
i have grown a lot over the years i’ve been involved in online communities and i’ve associated closely with a lot of skeevy people and ignored or overlooked a lot of things w/r/t them that continue to be extremely troubling to me.
i don’t feel the need to distance myself in the way of like, trying to make anybody think i’ve never interacted with them, i have had nothing to do with them, to clear my own name. it’s the opposite, i feel a strong need to show that so much of the time this is shit that for one reason or another, people, including me, have ignored or looked past in favor of continuing to believe that someone is good and positive. i feel a strong need to speak directly to other people who might be in the kind of situation i was in where someone’s influence over me affects how responsible i hold them for their actions and how i imagine them, and with everything considered i want to be on the leading edge of shattering that.
i understand completely how it feels to be coming into a community at 16 or 17 and being scooped up by adults who feel like celebrities to you and feeling Cool and more than a little starstruck and a lot more hesitant to hold people responsible for unhealthy behavior than you would be in friendships where you felt like equals. i get that, i’ve been there, as many of you who’ve been here with me for years know. and knowing that, yes, i do feel that i’m in a position where i feel it’s important for me to be a part of dismantling that and speaking up and talking openly about my experiences with internet celebrity culture, because i know that a lot of the people following me, especially leftovers from my early youtube community days, especially young people, especially young youtube-community people, might absolutely well find themselves directly face-to-face with these kinds of behaviors coming from someone who is an idol or a hero to them.
it’s not me policing anybody, it’s not me imposing rules on anybody, it’s me opening up and saying that i, personally, have been affected by this and opening up about what i, personally, want to say about it. i can’t imagine the thought of me staying silent and another young person i love in this youtube community having to deal with what others have had to. there are so many young people who are very dear to me who i worry so much about because a lot of them are in places that are all too familiar to me.
with that in mind, yes, i do have a very strong desire to speak about it. sometimes i’m afraid to, but i need to for myself, too.
This is really, really important and I’m glad that someone with a bigger online audience than me is talking about it.
I wish I had a good way to take ‘Outfit of the Day’ photos in full length in one go. Without having to find a full length mirror or set a self timer over and over.