Trying to put together a mega-list of horror blogs for October. I’ve got 73 so far, and I’m going to try to wade through the blogs I’m following to find any others I may have missed. If you’ve got a horror blog, and would like yours added, feel free to drop me a line! I’m always more than happy to find more horror blogs to follow! :D
You know, for all the shitty stuff about Tumblr, I really like how sudden it seems like everyone's favorite holiday is Halloween. Christmas has had it good for too long.
That’s actually my favorite part of tumblr, to be honest.
For as much more meaning as other holidays may have, I think that, bar none, Halloween is the most fun. Not only do people get the opportunity to dress up and become their favorite characters from anything they choose, but it’s a time for the horror genre to actually have center stage for an entire month.
Horror films and haunted house attractions allow us to be scared, but safely, and I think there’s something very liberating and cathartic about that. Halloween also gives us the chance to act out, and be ridiculous, or be creepy and scary, and not have any lingering social consequences for it. It’s very creative and free, and there’s such a profound kinship between people during this time that most never even seem to realize.
I think it’s that kind of camaraderie that makes horror fans some of the most loyal and dedicated fans out there, because every time you watch a horror film, you get a fleeting sense of Halloween for the 83+ minutes that you’re watching it.
I keep hearing about a documentary of an Asylum where patients were treated badly and just left there to rot and the building in general weren't maintained at all. Do you know the name of it?
You might be thinking of either Willowbrook, or Pennhurst (sad that there’s more than one. And I’m pretty sure there’s more than these two, as well). Let’s see…there’s Pennhurst (2008), and one of the two is mentioned in the documentary, Cropsey (2009). There’s also 1968’s Suffer the Little Children, but I’m not sure what institution that’s about.
I know there used to be a documentary on Netflix, but for the life of me, I can’t recall the name. I can even picture the cover image in my head, too, but I don’t remember the name at all… :(
For the record, when I start Steam, it logs me in, but I get no windows to actually interact with it, and games will not start (and I still run on XP, so no - I don’t have any right-click options whatsoever to combat it). It started nearly two years ago, and still hasn’t been fixed. While the tech people did answer my question, it just sounds like what I already tried when it first happened.
There's a post going around that in the new GF episode, Soos asking the goth chick outside of not!Hot Topic if she's a girl or not is transphobic. What do you think?
…Wow, some people will really dig for anything, won’t they? Heaven forbid we possibly have fictional characters just look one way or another without some over-sensitive shmuck that never learned how to love themselves projecting political affiliations, gender identities, or sexualities onto them, regardless of how the character is intended to be, or how their characterization is handled, because otherwise, these teenage “special snowflakes” that have bastardized the concepts of gender identity and sexuality by turning it into a goddamn fashion trend wouldn’t have something to complain about.
For those extra-special people that think this is an issue: No. It is NOT transphobic.If the person had identified one way, and Soos insisted otherwise, then THAT would be transphobic. The situation as presented in the show is light-heartedly poking fun at the amount of makeup associated with the “goth” subculture (which often includes the use of dark lipstick and eyeliner, regardless of gender identity). Having previously been a “goth chick” for over a decade of my life (and still having a lip ring, and a wardrobe featuring an unhealthy amount of horror movie t-shirts to this day), I’m pretty sure that was just a goth teen (or possibly an emo one, as the two subcultures have a discernible amount of crossover in terms of fashion). Take it from someone that has personally suffered the existence of conflicting shades of black clothing. Meanwhile, the show has already poked fun at Robbie for wearing eyeliner TWICE now, and his hoodie was even prominently featured in the store window. I would have hoped the GF fan base was smarter than this, but then I remember who I’ve been disappointed to find out has included themselves in it rather recently. I have little doubt who is likely spearheading such ignorant, knee-jerk commentary (I’m not giving any names).
There is absolutely NOTHING to suggest that the person Soos was talking to was trans in any way, shape, or form. This whole thing is just another example of dumbass kids who have no idea what they’re even talking about.
How about letting a cartoon just BE a cartoon for a goddamn change?
apparently IDW apologized for including the dragondicks OC and fired the writer responsible for including him. huzzah? \o3o/
This is the logical conclusion that any company in a similar position would have taken.
People are fired from jobs all the time, and often because of things they have said or done, whether it was on company premises, or via social networking.
Aflac canned Gilbert Gottfried from representing their company due to some of his posts on Twitter.
Fred Willard was fired by PBS after being arrested for “lewd conduct”.
The Food Network dropped Paula Deen over a comment she made to someone decades ago.
Charlie Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men after publicly referring to the show’s creator as a “warlock” and a “troll”.
There are countless other examples out there, and not just from people in the public spotlight.
Ted Anderson openly, and frequently, insulted the very user base he was paid to write for, and there is a ridiculous amount of evidence of this. As an employee of IDW, he was a representative of the company. He not only did not make any effort to distance his work from his beliefs, but he even tried to shoehorn said beliefs into someone else’s creative property, which is absolutely not okay.
I’m sure monumental amounts of whining have already taken place because of this, likely crying that “those big mean BRONIES got that poor man FIRED! And all over someone’s OC!!”. No. His attitude is what got him fired. And if they have similar attitudes themselves, they might want to reconsider them, lest they destine themselves to similar fates.
No matter how self-righteous you think you are, if you’re a pompous asshole that gets their jollies by trying to tear down others over your own lack of self-esteem (especially if you have the nerve to try to PROFIT from it), it’s going to come back to bite you in the ass. As for people like Dragondicks, who have already made themselves into laughingstocks, I have very little pity for, but still enough sympathy to hope they eventually come to their senses concerning their current, infantile mindset.
The real world and tumblr are two very different places. And it’s about goddamn time they finally learn this.
Well, this is bullshit. Putting the Starbucks tumblr on my ignore list does not remove that stupid fucking cup from the top of my screen.
Man, fuck your pretentious-ass coffee, and all the pompous, scarf-wearing hipster douchebags and botox-injected, soccer mom trophy wives with bobbed, highlighted haircuts and Nike track suits that overpay for it, and then carry it around like it makes them “cool” to get ripped off for poor-quality, rancid bean juice that’s no better than the swill you get through the McDonald’s drive-thru, and then leave their fucking cups wherever they damn well please, as if it’s the rest of the world’s job to clean up after them.
Kind of a random question, but is there a type of horror you dislike? As someone who's kind of a pussy to horror stuff, I was curious if there was one that was a turn off to you.
I’m probably going to get some hate for this, but I’m just not that into vampires. I don’t really hate vampires films, per se (Hammer films are always fun), but I normally don’t seek them out unless there’s something unique to them (such as 1987’s Near Dark, which is phenomenal). I think part of my aversion to vampire films is that they of ten rely on a heavy sexual element to sell them, which I don’t particularly care for in a horror film. As Italian director Umberto Lenzi once put it:
"Gorehounds are asexual; they only care about blood and guts, they have no interest in characters playing erotic games."
However, sexuality can also be used as a powerful tool of terror, but that’s a different subgenre entirely.
I also tend to avoid most of the “creature features” made specifically for the Syfy channel. There is undoubtedly entertainment to be gained from them, but purely of the “Oh my god, this is so cheesy” variety. I had to make an exception for Sharknado, but only because the premise was just that damn screwy to begin with.
While there will always be exceptions here and there in regards to the above subgenres mentioned, those are the few types of horror film I’m not as enthusiastic about.
So tena, can we agree that the season 2 opener made Grunkle Stan at least 100x more badass than before?
Oh, gosh. When he whipped out the brass knuckles, that was so unbelievably badass, and when he finally admitted to knowing about the town, my jaw must have hit the floor. I was surprised, though, at the sudden outpouring of “hot grunkle” posts.
For me, personally, Stan had already managed to surpass Mabel in terms of which characters I love the most before season 1 even ended, but now it’s pretty much concrete. Stan is a total BAMF.
Oh Tena, Tena, Tena. I know who you are. You’re the one who tried to tell my fiance “her kind of feminist” didn’t believe men could be abused when her mother beat the ever-loving shit out of her father and herself.
You’re the quality citizen who crawls about on her artwork at Derpibooru calling her “psychotic” and claiming she had a Do Not Post that did not exist.
You’re the one who called a rape survivor a straw feminist because she posted “Everypony Deserves Consent”.
So drop off that pedestal, you don’t belong there.
Oh, and actually, Tara and her partner worked for the Michael Morones Recovery Fund team, doing a crapton of commissions for donations for them as well as doing a special piece at the request of his family personally.
What did you do? Riiiiiight. You likely did what you’re doing right now. Slinging stones from your glass house.
I have eyes, I saw his blog and the curious lack of roaring hatred I was expecting. But y’know what? With you on the boycott, that is a sure sign it is overblown all-or-nothing bullshit.
Now go on, champ, stamp, don’t stand still, at least IDW knows not to throw the same kind of fit. If you want to continue your little tirade, be my absolute guest, but I’ve not got anything more to say to you. Have that super day.
Oh man , you are priceless. Guys, get this: I’m apparently supposed to know the personal history of everyone on the planet. You’re a riot, kid. Also interesting how it’s so important when one of your own is victimized, but if anyone else has a history of assault that disagrees with you, you scream at the top of your lungs that they’re “just lying for attention”, or literally victim-blame them by calling them “rape enablers”, or “rape apologists” Christ, you’re disgusting. Also, are you talking about the woman in her late 40’s that tries to rag on anyone over 18 for liking ponies, and is yet ANOTHER person actively trying to profit off of fandom drama? Because you kind of sunk your own argument there, chuckles. That’s not even considering the fact that it was all of a single image where I ever mentioned the DNP, which yes—WAS in place at one point in time. I’m pretty sure I can contact any of the mods to confirm this, if you’d like, because I also know what the exact image was that caused it, because she was entertainingly humiliated by the fact that it became a joke for people to parody it.
Also, I like how you didn’t even try to address any of the points I made, or links I gave, let alone refute them. Probably because you know damn well that you can’t. You have N O T H I N G. You have no proof, you have no argument, and all you’re capable of doing is hurling insults like a goddamn child.
You let me know when people actually start agreeing with you outside of your little echo chamber (oh, but then, I’m sure you’re soon to try to rally your little herd to dogpile on this post anytime now, because it’s really the only tactic you know, which is only made sadder by the fact that your numbers continue to dwindle as people actually start mentally maturing beyond a grade school mentality).
What a less-than-thrilling, pathetic excuse for a response. Congratulations on somehow making yourself look even MORE foolish than you did the first time.
Oh gosh, oh golly, the MISANDRY. I am truly offended as a man, a pony fan, and a gamer! Never mind the original poster who refused to accept simple facts because feminism is the modern version of cooties to some. Oh, he also reblogged Lauren Faust’s rape culture tweets, but I doubt you’re willing to pike her head, are you? Guys? I mean—SJW, right? Rape jokes are funny, yeah? Rape culture doesn’t exist, right? Hello?
Past that there are a lot of Ferguson posts, positive reblogs on comics and race and gender issues, y’know, those things only SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS apparently care about. Geeze, what a HORRIBLE person this fellow is! He’ll be giving money to charity next! Or become a mall Santa!
Moving on, page 20. Still no brony hate. Huh. It’s almost like it wasn’t a pattern or something. So let’s just go ahead and get to the meat of it, some of the posts these folks—what to call you? #bronygate?—are in arms about.
First one. If you do any of the things that prompted the OP to write this, then yeah, you are a bad example of humanity. No apologies here. Why SHOULD she be harrassed because she’s “not a real fan” of anything? It’s bad enough there are people who think the IDW comics are not made for kids first. You really are threatened by this? If you aren’t one of those dipshits, then this post isn’t even aimed at you! Is this a guilty conscience thing or what? Maybe, since I know some of this shitstorm was manufactured from /mlp/.
Second. Literally anything before bros? Oh, noes! You-you mean the bro-types that call women “hoes” in the original version of the phrase? God DAMN, but those are FINE shining examples of manhood, how could you even say you would put literally anything before them?
I would also like to point out that unicorn is pretty obviously not Rarity regardless of the semi-ribbony mane. Not the style, not the cutie mark, nothing. You can’t copyright a color scheme or vaguely similar hairstyle, folks, sorry, or pretty much every anime and game protagonist would be screwed. And again, I personally think highly of a chap who thinks poorly of someone who would call a woman a “hoe”. Why don’t you?
Third. Fluttershy saying “I hate boys”, which was by artist’s description a response to the dreaded waifu tropes. Y’know, maaaaaybe you folks could make that float easier if not she’s done the opposite with Spike, who said “Girls are dumb”. Odd, really, that you never linked that one. Almost like you got bias of your own.
For people who were so in arms defending rape jokes, you all have a terrible time grasping humor. But it’s painfully obvious to anyone who saw this shit while it was happening: Cuteosphere must finally pay for saying Rape Horse was bad. The usual lies have already cropped up too, from the usual sources, you know, that she tried to sabotage the Michael Morones charity fund by calling it a scam, which is complete bullshit, considering EqD was getting flak from bronies because a charity address that is some business under a completely different name is at least one point off the checklist for Charity Scams at the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION. That’s called “common sense”, I know you may not have heard of it before, but there you go. Supposedly she tried to have someone’s husband deported because brony. Nope, try again. Y’did apparently accuse someone but it wasn’t her.
You folks got part of your way, which ironically only hurt you. No more cameo ponies, whether you deem it “good” or “bad”. But that isn’t enough for some of you. Some of you are rabidly trying to get a guy fired because he’s not fitting your mold. Because he’s a “social justice warrior” that seems to feel the oppression in the world is real and inclusion is long overdue. You’re trying to organize emails to Hasbro to go over IDW’s head, because their response was not bloody enough. If I was IDW, I’d much rather have someone on staff that is sensitive to social issues than a kid prone to tantrums who makes rape jokes in mixed company while bemoaning “feminazis”. But, considering other “unpopular” talented folks like Yamino and Mandopony have also had parts, big or small, in their comics, maybe—just MAYBE—the problem lies with you. Ever think of that? Ever wonder if sitting on a message board plotting to take a man’s job because “SJW” is a little bit off? Because it sure as hell is. You post about professionals who were canned for being racist fucks as if that is REMOTELY a comparison to someone pointing out some really miserable crap that has been done by a portion of our fandom. One of you compared letting Ted work for IDW was the same as letting a murderer teach as long as he left the murder at home. Are you serious? You are. That’s scary.
For all the derision of “SJW hugboxes”, the same handful of you, about five or six, keep plugging away at IDW’s website, patting each other on the back for trying to take a man’s job for thinking less of the bad people in our fandom and humanity in general. “EXPOSED AS AN SJW”, someone declared ominously. You lot almost sound like that dreaded parody of social justice you complain about 24/7. Fancy that. But you don’t get satire, so I sure as hell don’t expect you to understand irony.
I’ll buy an extra comic in your absence, provided any of you actually bought the comics. Tedly has a lot more skill than you do at storytelling.
P.S.- Next time you’re at work dealing with a completely irrational and rude customer hell-bent on making your 8 hours drag like 8 days? Please remember that you must love every aspect of their being unconditionally because if you do not, you need to be fired or resign for a conflict of interest.
Have super day making us look bad. Again. Thank goodness you schmucks aren’t the majority of us, but at least you give us a laugh, once again.
Whoo, boy. Let’s break down this pile of vomit piece-by-piece, shall we?
In the first one, you link one of the many, clearly fabricated stories that people like you and Dragondicks spend a disturbing amount of time creating and circulating for reasons I honestly don’t want to think about, because it can’t be mentally healthy.
For the second and third ones, you’re just shooting yourself in the foot here, which is hilarious. The woman who created these ponies does not believe in the kind of man-hating, radical “feminism” that both you and Dragondicks delude yourselves into thinking is anything other than an incredibly infantile mindset. Faust even wrote an entire episode of The Powerpuff Girls that completely mocks it. The only reason she now regrets writing said episode is because of the backlash she received from exactly the people that it was criticizing.
As for the accusations of “rape culture”, the funniest thing is, most people never really heard any rape jokes before you idiots started whining about them, and thus creating a reason for people to start telling them just to get a rise out of you for the sake of entertainment (and boy, have they been getting their money’s worth). Streisand Effect, cupcake. Look it up. Not only that, but the facts and statistics surrounding rape in this country keep getting ignored or debated, which is curious behavior for people that claim to care about the safety of women. If you’re this visibly upset that women aren’t being victimized on the cartoonishly exaggerated level you previously believed, then do you really have women’s best interests at heart, or do you just want a reason to demonize men? When even the leading organization devoted to the aid of rape victims discourages the teaching of “rape culture” (at which point those in your camp had the audacity to circulate a complete lie about RAINN somehow being “transphobic” in order to try to discredit them), then that’s a pretty good indication that you’re completely full of shit, because I’m pretty goddamn sure they know a hell of a lot more about rape than YOU do.
These people you support have long rap sheets of incredibly pathetic, petty behavior. Things that have been screencapped, and also are permanently archived on the internet, so that as hard as you cry that any of it has been “edited!”, anyone can still find it, and see that it’s not. Meanwhile—and this is important—all of this alleged “harassment” of people like Dragondicks? Never seen proof of it. Alleged threats of rape and violence? Clearly, they weren’t all that important, if no one bothered to publish them for public viewing, or even screencap them. Meanwhile, you’ll find in the above links people like her and her ilk making many, MANY threats against others, including death threats over things as pointless as fandom polls.
Pretty much anything that you can throw can be easily debunked. Hell, it already has been. Funniest part of all? Dragondicks and co. have actually stooped to spreading a lie that my blog is monetized, which it clearly is not, just to keep people from reading the truth. That’s not only pathetic, but also hilariously stupid, as no revenue would be generated anyway unless someone actually clicked the links. I guess blind fury keeps one from noticing the obvious.
People like you are all whine, and no spine. You do literally nothing but complain about things that were never even an issue, just so you can have a reason to feel better than someone else, and feel self-righteous about something. You don’t donate, you victim-blame rape victims, you clearly DON’T give a fuck about children, since you’re so goddamn eager to attach their characters to messages of hatred (which, unlike adult content, is never tagged or filtered to keep it out of a Google Safe Search), and you really don’t care about any “victims” besides yourselves. You’re the only ones you talk about, and the only ones you give a shit about, because when anything takes place anywhere outside of your own backyard, you’re miraculously silent about it.
Lastly, hon, try googling “fired over Twitter”, or “fired over Facebook”. I guarantee that you’ll find many, many instances where people were dismissed from their job for their poor conduct regarding their work. Mr. Anderson’s numerous comments fall squarely into the category of openly insulting the very people he is employed to write comics for. Since you clearly don’t know a damn thing about public relations, I’ll give you a hint: That’s the kind of person you tell to clean out their desk, and send home. This isn’t even about the cameo: It’s about the noxious public opinions he holds, which he has posted in numerous venues, and which he has made no attempt to keep separate from his work. That’s not a “poor man”. That’s a piss-poor employee. Check out the gigantic list of links to his bullshit that someone compiled on the IDW forum. Not sure about you, but that’s not exactly the type of person I’d want writing for any company.
Face it, kiddo: It’s over. You’ve lost ground, and you damn well know it, which is why you lot keep panicking, and desperately trying to keep yourselves relevant by either creating new drama, or digging up drama from the Stone Age. People are sick and tired of your bullshit, and they’re not going to stand for it any more, no matter how much you piss and whine, and call it “oppression” or “sexism”. Grow the fuck up, kid. You’re long overdue.
You know what I think, Tena? I think everyone's just an asshole. You, me, that asshole over there -point at random lady or gentleman-. I think I finally figured it out. We're all assholes; everyone's equally crappy. So if we all just realized how crappy we really are, we could all get along, since nobody would be any crappier than anyone else! Spread the word! The word of the Crap!
Morty bought a package of them, and I swear to god, they even somehow taste fizzy.
DO THEY HAVE LEGIT ROOT BEER IN THEM
Don’t trust the weird flavored Oreos. I tried the watermelon ones and it tasted quite literally like toothpaste. Not the normal minty kind, the weird citrus kind that makes your mouth taste like a frickin’ tropical jungle kind.
While I definitely wouldn’t trust a flavor like watermelon (or any fruit that’s not normally represented in cookie form in some way, like with strawberry-flavored wafers), they actually hit a home run this time. These honest-to-god smell and taste like a root beer float magically placed in between two vanilla cookies, and root beer and vanilla ice cream are both flavors that taste good when accompanied by cookies (whether you crush ‘em up on top of your ice cream, or just enjoy munchin’ on ‘em with a glass of root beer). The way I see it, if you wouldn’t eat cookies with it, it probably won’t work as a flavor (I’m also wary of the “Limeaid” flavor I noticed while we were at the store). This time, though, they got it right, and created something that isn’t repulsive to the taste buds.
Do not fear the root beer float Oreo. Unleash your inner Cookie Monster.