“Most 18-34 males actually have much broader tastes than the old white guys making this shit, and in cases where they don’t support female-centric media, it’s often because that female-centric media is such condescending bullshit that even many women consider it unforgivably misogynistic (Twilight, Sex in the City, etc.). By contrast, My Little Pony (of all things) has cultivated such a crossover fandom that even the virulent homophobes of 4chan have become “bronies.” Quite seriously, if you can’t manage to make superheroes cater equally to both genders, without alienating one or the other, when fucking MY LITTLE PONY can do it, you’re too goddamned dumb to deserve to even a fraction of the big bucks that the people in charge of these franchises are earning to premise over their ever-shrinking audiences.”—Everyone’s lost but me! - Well, it does seem meant to appeal to Homer Simpson (via myfavoritedemons)
The first scientist says ‘I’ll have a glass of H2O”
The second scientist says ‘I’ll have a glass of water too. Wh… why did you say H2O? Like, I know it’s the chemical formula for water and all, but it’s the end of the day and there’s really no need to intentionally over-complicate things like that in a situation outside of work”
The first scientist stares at his drink, angry that his assassination plan has failed.
I want to get famous simply for the fact that there are over 2100 tagged photos of me on facebook and they are some of the most embarrassing pictures to ever exist and I want people to find them and post them on the internet and I want the self proclaimed cyber police to find them and be like OMG THAT’S PERSONAL TAKE THEM DOWN!!! and then I want my haters to be like LOOK AT THIS DUMB BITCH and I’ll just be sitting here laughing the entire time.
A woman could be wearing a superhero shirt for a variety of reasons unrelated to her knowledge of comic book mythos (it was a gift, she liked the movie, she doesn’t feel like doing laundry and her sister’s clothes fit her fine, she likes the logo, she wants to impress a cute person) but none of those reasons is reason enough for your misogynistic and hostile attitude.
And let’s step back, it’s great that you’re ~approving of girls who “actually know comic book characters”, but your attitude is one of the major reasons girls avoid comics. It’s not fun being treated like you’re a poser until proven otherwise. It’s not fun having to deal with people assuming you know less than them, or that you couldn’t possibly be earnestly invested in Jaime Reyes’ family life, or that you probably only read indie comics.
god, yes. even past all of the stupid sexism involved with girls in particular needing to prove that they’ve somehow earned the right to comic book merch, there’s still the basic point that who gives a shit if someone’s wearing a superman t-shirt and doesn’t know who kal-el is. what does it take away from your life if someone likes the superman logo from a design perspective, or because they think superman has cool powers, or, yes, just because they want to be seen as a geek.
there are just layers and layers of bullshit involved in the whole contention that hot girls in comic book merch aren’t real geeks and are just “attention whores”. who gives a fuck. your favourite aspect of pop culture isn’t a special clubhouse or anything. get the stick out of your arse and stop resenting people who JUST DON’T APPRECIATE THESE THINGS LIKE I DO. you know what you do when someone new starts liking the things you do? you smile and say fuck yes because that thing you like is awesome.
jesus christ. i’m a nick cave fan, right. i have gone through, and will likely continue to go through, the various stages of being a nick cave fan - and there are definite stages, trust me on this one. and i am so, so glad that when i was fourteen and thought no more shall we part was god’s gift to music or when i was sixteen and thought the boatman’s call was god’s gift to music or when i was eighteen and not abattoir blues was god’s gift to music that no-one turned around and went “you’re not a real nick cave fan, you haven’t even heard murder ballads”. i’m a kubrick fan and i haven’t seen the shining. i’m a tarantino fan and i haven’t seen jackie brown. i’m a jenna haze fan and i haven’t seen pump my ass full of cum 2. and this doesn’t matter worth a shit, because i like the work i have seen, and that makes me a fan of them.
no-one throws a shitfit when you say “oh, i’m a football fan” in 2011 when you haven’t gone back and watched any seasons before 2007. no-one in the history of the world has said, “oh, you like basketball? NAME MICHAEL JORDAN’S DAD, SLUT.”(if they have, i wish i had been there.) but the geekier a piece of culture becomes, the more strident the gatekeepers become. you start having to prove that you’re worthy of even liking what they do. you have to have read the books as well as have seen the movies, or you have to have seen the ’60s tv show as well as the new one, or you have to have read a specific continuity alongside the current one. seriously.
what do you say if you really like the classic batman logo, and the nolan batman films, but you haven’t seen anything else? are you really meant to go “i like batman, but limited to these specific iterations”? “i like certain degrees of batman”? “i am a mild enthusiast of batman-related media”? no, you say “i like batman”. and if you think you look hot in a batman t-shirt, and you like showing people photos of yourself that you look good in - and let’s face it, who doesn’t like showing off - are you meant to not do it because you’re encroaching on someone’s special right to be superior to you based on what pop culture they like? it just makes me happy that i’m a straight white cismale (the most endangered and oppressed of all the human species) because if i post a picture of myself in a batman t-shirt no-one would accuse me of not being a real fan. (i’d have to buy a batman t-shirt first, of course. i’ve only seen the nolan films. and i swear to god if your reaction to me saying that on tumblr is different to that of a hot girl saying it outside a movie theatre you deserve a slapping.)
here’s what it breaks down to: if someone likes something, then they like it and fuck you. what does it actually matter to your life if something like http://hotchicksinbatmanshirts.tumblr.com/ exists? they’re hot. they know they’re hot. they like showing off how hot they are in clothing with a specific cultural bent. WHICH PART OF THIS MAKES THEM A) NOT REAL GEEKS AND B) SLUTS. should i go back to that picture of that guy with the bow and say he’s not a real archer and call him a slut for posing in jeans and knee-high boots with his tits out?
gay marriage doesn’t affect hetero marriage. it’s two dudes or two chicks instead of a dude and a chick. that’s pretty simple, right? we’re all agreed on that one? two guys having wild passionate romantic honeymoon sex doesn’t in any way impinge upon a guy and a girl having wild passionate romantic honeymoon sex, and if it did, it would probably be kind of hot? gay marriage does not impede upon the rights or enjoyment of heterosexual married couples? the idea that gay couples aren’t “real” couples is bullshit? alright, good.
SO WHY DOES IT MATTER TO YOU IF SOMEONE WEARING A SUPERMAN T-SHIRT ISN’T A “REAL” GEEK? THEY’RE STILL WEARING A SUPERMAN T-SHIRT. GETTING MARRIED SUPERMAN RULES. FUCK YOU.
0 - 32 = low (most people with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism score about 20) 33 - 52 = average (most women score about 47 and most men score about 42) 53 - 63 is above average 64 - 80 is very high 80 is maximum
I got an 18.
I’m a psychopath.
My score was 39.
I’m… actually normal for once. I’m not sure I’m okay with this.