WHATEVER TUMBLR

STOP GETTING IN MY FACE

I’M GOING TO CANADA AND I NEED TO PACK

mymothermybrother:

I feel sooo popular. 

mymothermybrother:

I feel sooo popular. 

columbla:

Of course!

Who else?

columbla:

Of course!

Who else?

God damnit, Tumblr, I have homework.

(Jk, there is no god)

Call me a pessimist…

But I’ve had this on my mind and I was a little reluctant to blog about it.

My blog is just a bunch of 0s and 1s, an information base. If I were to somehow lose my capability of using the internet, I would have no one to share my interests with like some people here on tumblr.

My blog is just electricity. It’s not something I can physically manipulate, it’s not a sign of productiveness. Sometimes I feel that blogging is useless, futile, an unnecessary luxury. I haven’t made anything in a while. I don’t play an instrument. I just type and type and type. Click and click and click.

If anything, I’m gaining a sense of perspective from interacting with you people, some experience. But I think I’m becoming more cynical.

I feel like going and collecting some leaves. Perhaps writing a letter.

To my followers: How old are you?

I wish I could read you guys’ posts in your own voices

because some of you are from different places and therefore have amazing accents

that I cannot replicate in my mind

I’ve lost 30+ followers in the last couple days, I’m ready to go for broke.

project-argus:

religiousragings:

atheistme:

I really want to write about why this trend of “sj bloggers” and the hive mind it’s created on tumblr irks me so much. I am going to write this post, and then I am going to try my best to wipe my hands of it, and go on talking about all things godless.

If at any point during this post you thing to yourself “god, this girl is a fucking moron” i would like to direct you to the unfollow button. If you are not willing to respect my thoughts on these issues, please see yourself out.

I’m going to be completely honest with you guys. I am a white girl, who comes from a place with a lot of privilege. My family came over to America from Armenia in the early 1900’s. When they got here they had absolutely nothing, all of their belongings were taken from them, but they managed to turn their lives around. They brought themselves up from nothing, and ended up being very successful. Their white skin is no doubt a factor in all that they were able to achieve. I am very proud of what my family members were able to accomplish in their lives, despite all the hardships they went through to get there, but that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the fact that this isn’t an achievable reality for everyone. 

No one understands better than people like me what it is to come from a place of privilege. I am still, to this day, trying to unlearn prejudices I was raised to believe about society. Thats the truth. I don’t try to make excuses for it. But I am very aware of it. I keep an open mind. I actively try to educate myself. I learn from my mistakes and I move on. I am a better person than I was 3 years ago, and in 3 years I will be a better person than I am now.

There is a hivemind on tumblr that people who belong in the majority can’t understand what minorities go through, therefor, shouldn’t have an opinion or be willing to speak on the issue.

While I agree that people in the majority will never be able to fully understand what it’s like to be a minority, or what these people go through, that does not take away their capability to be empathetic, to educate themselves, and to speak out in support of those who need it.

The way to fix all of the ism’s and phobias in our society is not to yell and scream. You are never going to achieve equality by calling people names, making personal attacks, making baseless assumptions about another persons character, pointing fingers, or telling the person you are speaking with the world would be better off without them.

You just can’t advocate for equality that way. It’s not ever going to work.

If you really want to address the problem of prejudices in society, you have to educate people. (note: I’m not talking about the best way to address prejudices in government and organizations, only the general thought of the population. Because really, that is the first step.) You are NEVER going to get people to be willing to be open minded about your cause by making them feel attacked. That is basic human nature. You are not going to show someone how to be a better person by yelling and prompting a defensive reaction. If you want to show someone how to be a better person, you have to be a better person. You have to show them what it’s like to be empathetic. You have to show them  why it’s important to care, and then show them what caring looks like. 

As much as the hivemind on tumblr would like you to think that the best think a majority person can do for minorities is to sit down and shut up, but I am here to tell you that is untrue, and absolutely unrealistic. The minorities NEED the majority to understand. They NEED the majority to speak up and advocate for equality.  The system is never going to change if the majority of the system thinks it’s fucking great. That is reality. And no matter how much that fucking sucks, we all need to learn how to make the best of it, and advocate for change.

Dialogue is probably the best way to combat the prejudices in our society, short of diversity education (which, should include dialogue anyways). Minorities and majorities need to sit down and talk. And it cannot be a one-sided conversation. We need to listen to each other. We need to bounce ideas off of each other. We need to learn and grow as a population together

Because at the end of the day there is no “minority” or “majority.” It doesn’t matter who is white or black, gay or straight, trans or cis, or anything inbetween, or anything else. We are all humans. We are all made of the same stuff. We’re all stuck on this planet together for a short time, and we should spend that time loving and caring about one another, rather than tearing each other apart.

Thank you for listening. And when I say listening, I mean reading. 

Love you guys. 

This! ^^^

Signal boost!  AtheistMe is awesome!

A sigh of relief.  We’re all in this together.

Yay!

oh wow

Looks like I’m way overdue for my tumblr one year anniversary. My first post was made on May 30th, 2011. Oops.

Ah well. I’m really glad I joined tumblr. The people on this website have helped me expand my horizons, helping me learn and gain experience with a lot of things. I’m glad I met a lot of the people I did, people who have helped me learn along with people I’ve just goofed around with, including geeksaurusrex, ikenbot, crownedrose, nonplussedbyreligion, chillywillythepenguin, cosmological-conundrum, danithinksoddthings, and I can’t forget project-argus, someone who I’d easily consider a best friend. I can’t believe we’re going to meet. And loads of others, as well.

Huzzah for another year!

staceythinx:

This week is my blogiversary. August 23 of last year I put up my first posts on Tumblr not knowing what to expect. Fast forward to one year later, and I’ve met lots of new people who have made this a fun and interesting place to share and exchange all kinds of interesting art and ideas.

It’s such a great community that I wanted to give something back as a sort of anniversary gift, so I tried to come up with something appropriate. After seeing yet another spectacular photo from Cassini travel across my dashboard while thinking “I wish I could put them all in one giant gallery”, I realized that I had my plan. 

With my husband Joe, my app design partner, we got to work on what was going to be a simple ebook of the NASA Cassini Mission’s best photos. As time went on, I found the images so inspiring that the project grew, and it became a full fledged app with over 840 images, interactive menus, expandable captions and, best of all, the ability to share the images on Tumblr (and other popular sites) through a social media sharing tool.

I wanted to announce that it was available for download on my anniversary, but instead all I can do is let you know its coming VERY soon and there will be an opportunity for you to get it for free. So stay tuned and thanks for an awesome year!

You can find out more about it here. You can also join our mailing list for future announcements.

"Tumblr Famous" Experiment

spikedteacup:

Hello all,

I just have to tell all of you about a little experiment my friend and I haphazardly conducted. My friend, Sammy, dressed up a “soft grunge”, “Tumblr famous”, angsty teen for Halloween and I thought it’d be a great idea to emulate some photos like those floating around with thousands of notes that are harshly lit with horrible editing.

Moreover, I predicted that she will become “Tumblr Famous” from these photos and that someone might steal them and repost them. All of this came true. 

This is my post with a reasonable amount of success:

And here is the one that Crazy-Jelly stole with a running total of over 18,000 notes:

To me, this goes to show how shitty people are when they repost/steal photos, how original photographers never get credited, and how people on tumblr have a really questionable taste in photography.

Me through the tumblr ages

MY IB COUNSELOR SAID I CAN GET HOURS FOR BLOGGING

PRAISE THE INTERNET GODS

Hey everyone! 
I know I haven’t been posting a ton since I started university. I haven’t even really said where I’m studying. (I’m at Queen’s University! :P)
But exciting stuff is happening! I got hired by Queen’s Space Conference as their First Year Representative to let all my peers in first year know about the conference. I just started up a tumblr page for QSC, and it’d be cool if you guys checked it out! I’ll be reblogging posts from it when I can on this blog, but yeah, it’s gonna be so so soooo awesome. I’m so glad to have this opportunity to learn more about the space industry and to network and stuff!
Seacrest OUT!

Hey everyone! 

I know I haven’t been posting a ton since I started university. I haven’t even really said where I’m studying. (I’m at Queen’s University! :P)

But exciting stuff is happening! I got hired by Queen’s Space Conference as their First Year Representative to let all my peers in first year know about the conference. I just started up a tumblr page for QSC, and it’d be cool if you guys checked it out! I’ll be reblogging posts from it when I can on this blog, but yeah, it’s gonna be so so soooo awesome. I’m so glad to have this opportunity to learn more about the space industry and to network and stuff!

Seacrest OUT!