All posts for the month April, 2016





@narbensammlerin this is the essence of you darlin

I have a feeling this is gonna be me today.


“I was working as a school safety officer when I met her. She was a teacher. But she kept working her way up. She became a principal. She went to work in the central office. She got her doctorate. Eventually she became the highest-ranking black woman in New York education. She was always taking that next step. I was working as a custodian when we got married. She was making five times more than me. It bothered me at first. It took some counseling to convince me that she hadn’t ‘settled’ for me. I’d been raised on the idea that the man was supposed to provide. But eventually I came around to the idea that money wasn’t the only way to provide. I could support her by doing chores, or taking the kids to school, or picking her up from the airport. Her work benefited all of us, so I could help provide by making her job easier. And eventually she inspired me to want more for myself. She’s the one that convinced me to go back to college.”


I know this might be a wild concept but you can be critical of someone and still be a fan or support them. like pointing out harmful behaviours/actions of someone does not automatically mean you have to demonize them as a whole lol. 





Angry edgelords think “SJW’s” (anyone they disagree with) are enforcing some sort of groupthink conformist echo chamber where discourse is silenced and yet what those same edgelords are so mad about is that the insensitive shit they say, which once went over fine on their 2004 forum communities, is suddenly subject to backlash and criticism when viewed by 500-10,000 people.

They are literally angry because they want their echo chambers back.

Wow looks like I made some people SUPER mad with this one.

It’s as if they’ve all got amnesia about the internet from 10+ years ago…or  maybe they’re too young to even remember it correctly.

Before the widespread use of twitter, tumblr and facebook, all people really had were webforums, Deviantart and livejournal, none of which were set up for posts to go viral and spread that far outside a small social circle with any ease.

It took something more extreme and special to be shared by thousands or erupt into a cross-website backlash.

On a forum in particular, even today, what you say isn’t often unlikely to be seen by more than that forum’s little clique, and every forum establishes its own totally unique status quo and social environment with its own approach to acceptability.

On social media as wide open as today’s big names, however, the things you say can be quickly exposed to basically the full spectrum of modern attitudes.

People upset that they now have to “watch what they say” like to think it’s because the culture is growing “hyper sensitive” and “coddled,” but sensitivity has not increased at all. If anything, it’s gone far down, since celebrities and politicians are getting more attention and more open support than ever for even their most despicable statements.

If you can’t get away with a “joke” on the internet today that you could a few years ago it is only because it’s being seen easily enough by a large enough number of people that it is subject to inevitable, natural and expected criticisms.

Yeah it’s like, weird, going back to forums now, they all have these cultural status quos that act more like a family than a system of friends.  Like there’s always this one asshole but everyone’s accepted them and treat them congenially, like oh there’s the guy, he’s the neighborhood neonazi, what a weirdo.

In these very small organizations holding people accountable for their horrid actions was actually the biggest faux pas you could commit, bigger than like, being a white supremacist or a violent homophobe or a misogynyst.  

I don’t have much more to add but I do think that the shift from the forum method of organization to the social network method massively changed the way that thought on the internet was organized.

I think about this a lot

The Flash Director Departs the Film Over ‘Creative Differences’

I have confirmed with a person from Europe that this was how Die Hard was released over there.

Oh my goooooooood! Derek doesn’t like “The Trouble with Tribbles”! Beneath my every line of dialog in this episode is my desire to scream at the impossibility of Dereks’ wrong opinion of this episode that is wrong!

They’re Tribbles! They’re adorable! Everyone is having fun why aren’t you having fun Derek?!

17 to 01 is available on iTunes. It updates Friday nights at 8:30 PM ET / 7:30 CT. We’re also amazingly on Stitcher.





This campaign has been a wild ride, and we’ve smashed through a ton of stretch goals! Thanks to you, the books will now be foil-stamped and include a B&F sticker pack as well as the fantastic buff boy stickers from PaperBeatsScissors! And all pledges with the Print Pack have been expanded to 9 prints, featuring the work of Babs Tarr, Anna Pan, Natalie Andrewson, Greg Wright, Jen Bartel, Julia Scott, Leonard Peng, Drew Green, and Nickie Charles

Our final stretch goal is at 50k, which would expand the Print Pack even further to include prints from the four curators – Ricardo Bessa, Kevin Jay Stanton, Paul Reinwand, and Irene Koh!

The campaign ends 4/29, Friday at 3 PM EST, so grab your copies and goodies now! 



Last night we hit our final stretch goal, which add the Creator Pack and upgrades the Print Pack to a total of 13 prints!!!

The project ends at 3PM EST today, so this is your last chance to upgrade your pledges or back the project and get all of the Kickstarter-exclusive goodies! 


Last day of the campaign!!!