this is the sort of web content i am looking to see every day
A parents expectations
Gumdrops, chocolates, cookies, ice cream and stuff.
The rawest porn on here
this is the happiest thing i’ve ever seen
this warms my soul
I SET THIS AS MY PROFILE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK IT’S SO CUTE
Sorry, but when I see 200k people uncritically letting racism against my race slide because we’re “DA OPPRESSOR!!!!!!” I put my foot down. I’m against what happened to Michael Brown. I’m against the racial inequalities of our justice system. But if you try to pin that on all white people, I’ll call you a racist piece of shit to your face, no matter how hard tumblr tries to change the definition of racism.
So not only do we make less money, but our hair is so precious is costs extra to get it cut.
It’s almost like cutting a woman’s hair requires a greater level of styling then it does for a man! It’s almost like generally women’s hair is much longer then men’s, and women’s hairstyles are generally more complicated and often use higher quality and quantity of hairstyling products!
But yeah, you feel like a big woman trashing on what’s probably either a mom and pop family run establishment, or one that will probably have a bunch of minimum wage employees?
I remember all the first occasions I ever saw “the friendzone” mentioned were on 4chan for a good few years before it started showing up on Facebook. Fuck, now that I think about it I’m not even sure Facebook was even kicking off in popularity around the time friendzone appeared. At the time I was introduced to the term, the entire purpose of it was a joke centred around if a girl or boy sees you as a friend, you don’t have a chance at a relationship with them.The idea being that once you’re in “the friendzone” there’s no escape, as depicted in jokes like the image of Mario trying to leap a huge gap with a higher wall on the other side.
I saw it used as a verb to sum up situations involving the above circumstances in greentext threads where someone would be telling a story along the lines of:
">cute girl moves in next door
>my age and she likes video games
>go and talk to her, we hang out and play vidya
>develop crush on her
>one day tell her how I feel
>she friendzones me”
And in the context of these stories on 4chan they were never really in a malicious manner but rather that of a sort of self-depreciating commentary about how you’re undesirable to the people you fancy and end up being given the status of “friend” to denote they like you but never that much.
It seems along the ways that as it transitioned to the rest of the internet it took on a more malicious role as it hit the general population of teenagers and suddenly it sort of turned into a game of “she turned me down, LE FRIENDZONE MEME AMIRITE BROS WHAT A BITCH” and this is when I saw more and more attention being drawn towards it to analyse it and criticise it.
It seems sort of funny how the whole fedora/neckbeard thing was tied into it because that’s the whole stereotype joke about what the average 4chan user was like at the time when friendzone was more of a specific thing to chan sites. So even after the original usage of it was sort of twisted as it hit more mainstream social media networks, it was still linked back to the self-depreciating jokes about 4chan users except in a more malicious sort of “look at these filthy neckbeard MRA fedora tippers complaining about the friendzone” nature that we now know it as now.
I think a lot of my dislike for Tumblr comes from watching things like that happen. You see something that started as a harmless joke between people lamenting their position as basically undesirable losers on an anonymous image board being taken and turned into what is effectively a misused meme. The term misused meme is hilarious sounding but it’s basically due to what it’s used as now on here. Instead of “friendzone” cropping up between a couple of male or female users talking about lost chances with crushes with no serious connotations to it, it’s now tied into gender politics and used in replacement of actual argument; being used as a method to basically provide a strawman and devalue someone’s views on the basis of a stereotype that has in itself become an internet meme. There is always this sort of prevalent mindset on Tumblr, obviously not amongst all the users, but amongst a sizeable part of the community, where something completely benign can be weaponised into something of outrage then completely driven into the ground or blown into a biblical shitstorm. It’s funny how when I first joined this site in my first year of Uni I saw what looked like a liberal stronghold of kind hearted people who believed in equality of all human beings and how quickly that illusion completely vanished when I realised it really is just a clusterfuck of hormonal teenagers spitting at each other and getting angry over the most petty shite. It’s somewhat funny that 4chan is the place with the title of “Internet Hate Machine” because I’ve never seen a bigger group of people act like a pack of irrational, rabid animals than on Tumblr.
Everyone bitching about the new samus design for smash.
SHE’S BEEN WEARING IT SINCE 2004 PEOPLE
Artists are hereby banned from designing their own characters in the manner in which they want to. Lest someone suspects that another person might enjoy looking at them.
she likes carrying around random rags for no reason
this is my favorite thing of the day
Such dangerous beasts…
Pit bulls were originally bred to be nanny dogs.. that was even their title until people started breeding them to fight.