Charles, old, silly, lover of several things, including Doctor Who, Welcome to Night Vale, Adventure Time, Magic the Gathering, and crazy amounts more.
How to compare something to the holocaust:
I need a ruling re: Native American and slave holocausts on this one…
(via wobblydash)@2 hours ago with 1535 notes
Please stop making fanart of the high schoolers who died on the ferry. That’s extremely disrespectful. You have no idea what was going on with them at the time and you have no right to make up little cutesy sad stories about them. They are not your objects to play with as you wish.
Pray for Korea. Don’t turn it into your fantasy playground.
Is this SERIOUSLY A THING TUMBLR IS DOING
Are there really people out there that think this is appropriate
I can’t even fall back on my usual “Oh they’re young and ignorant they’ll grow out of their shitterdom” rationalization because I don’t think I’ve ever been THAT horrible.
Tumblr listen to me
You need to stop being assholes. We need to have the talk.
So look. Confidence. Confidence is good! Don’t let other people completely dictate how you live and where you find enjoyment. But Tumblr, the people that give you this advice often fail to point out one key, vital part to that sentiment.
There is a line.
See at the core of most sets of cultural rules we have what I like to call Rule 0: Don’t be an asshole. Now this rule is often forgotten, and there is a lot of wiggle room as to what being an asshole counts as. Sometimes this rule is waived given the circumstances. But by and large so long as you’re not a complete asshole, you’ll be fine.
I think the most profound thing I’ve read, the thing that shaped my worldview the most, is a sentiment Terry Pratchett expressed in Carpe Jugulum. That being when Granny Weatherwax is discussing the nature of right and wrong with the young Omnian priest, and she tells him that the only sin in the world, the only true sin, is treating people - yourself included - like things.
It’s true. The heart of every shitty thing you can do to a person lies in objectifying them, and the more you objectify people the easier it becomes and more you’re willing to do it in the future.
When you sit there and embrace the narcissistic bullshit idea that you should shut out the advice and opinions of other people wholesale and do whatever you want, you are objectifying everyone at the cost of your happiness. They become less human in your eyes, whether you realize it or not. This turns you into an obnoxious piece of shit.
Maybe what you’re lacking is perspective. Okay. You know all those horrible ass people that act like shit? The ones you really dislike? Even hate? I can guarantee you they’re just being themselves, fuck da haterz, yolo, et cetera.
If there’s anything I want you to take away from this, because I know, like, NO ONE that really needs to read this is going to and even if they do they won’t think it applies to them, but if there’s one thing everyone, literally everyone, needs to take away from this it is this:
Not everyone who criticizes the things you say or do is a “hater.” You need to develop the skill to differentiate between people putting you down for the sake of putting you down, offering opinion and conjecture as immutable fact, and people who are pointing out where you’re fucking up Rule Zero.
They’re out there! They are not necessarily your friends and loved ones! They are sometimes people you cannot fucking stand! They might even be doing horribly shitty things to you! But it’s important to remember that wherever it comes from, even if they’re doing the exact same things they’re criticizing you for, this should not be about them. This should be about making yourself a better person. This sometimes means you have to accept that you’re being a shitty person, accepting that this is a thing and - and this is the part that people fuck up now most of the time don’t fuck this part up - working to change or eliminate that aspect of your behavior or beliefs.
So now that we have these things established, let’s talk about the original topic. Some of you I guess have been making little touching fanarts or whatever of these ferry victims? Yo. Son/Daughter. For real. These are not fictional characters. They are actual victims of a terrible thing, and it’s kind of shitty behavior. Even if you mean well, and I’m sure you all do, it’s one of those things where it’s too soon and incredibly disrespectful. These are actual people and you are, as stated above, treating them as things.
Please stop doing that.
(via emperorwebrunner)@7 hours ago with 6452 notes