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“sorry I was late sir, I had to wipe the anime off my car this morning.”
Robin Thicke is on his way to becoming the holder of the slot for #1 most popular song of all time. He is only 4 weeks from overtaking artists such as Elton John, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carrey, and he’s already beaten Elvis fucking Presley.
Please stop listening to Blurred Lines. Stop watching the video. Stop buying the single. Just stop. For all that is good and holy in this world, do not do this to the history of music.
I have mixed feelings about this, if I’m completely honest. I’ve never actually heard this song before, but from what I’ve gathered from all the angry posts about it on the internet that I’ve read, it’s about a dude who thinks that rape is okay because sometimes consent isn’t always clear??? (don’t quote me on that; I haven’t actually listened to it, remember)
I mean yeah, I guess that kind of viewpoint is messed up and should be discouraged, but therein lies the problem.
See, I’d never even known this song existed until people started talking about how terrible it was and how it needed to be stopped. If there are as many people out there who are like me as I think there are, then there are probably lots of other people who had never heard of the song, but are now curious about it to listen to it or even buy it, if they don’t know how to work the YouTubes for some reason. My point is, the more people talk about how awful this song is, the more it generates exposure and publicity about it.
So, Tumblr likes Supernatural, right? Well I’m going to equate this to an episode of Supernatural, if you don’t mind— in particular, I’m going to equate this to the Tulpa episode. Now if you’re not familiar with this episode, it’s about Sam and Dean’s struggle to deal with a Tulpa, which is a monster that only exists because people talk about it, and it becomes stronger and stronger as more and more people talk about it. This song is a Tulpa. The number of views it gets on YouTube is directly proportionate to the number of people who talk about it in ANY way, as well as the number of comments, favorites, likes, and even dislikes the video has. If you really want this song/video/whatever to die, stop talking about it.
Do you want to get people to do something? The best way is to tell them not to do it. Because of this post, I actually looked at the music video on YouTube. Not to listen to it, mind you— just to take a look at the stats, which contributed to the number of views, thus ranking it higher because of YouTube’s video ranking algorithm. If you want people to stop giving it attention, that’s fine. But attempting to accomplish this by bringing attention to it is completely counterproductive.
(inb4: “but you’re bringing attention to it, too!” Well in this case, I don’t actually care about how well- or badly-received this song becomes, so yeah)
This is a Photoshop CS6 hateblog/Photoshop CS4 appreciation blog
I think I may have to join you on that. I tried to get the student edition of CS6 for a class last night, but it turns out it wasn’t compatible with my computer and $350 only buys a year’s worth of access. OTL
Another art for Medli because SHE’S SUPER AWESOME OKAY
This guy was totally adorable to draw amagad q3q
YOOOOOO HOLY SHIT KAKU THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME AAAAAAAHHHH I LOVE IT SO MUCH THANK YOU <33333
Y’all should go check out Kaku’s stuff; it’s pretty amazing!
i cant wait to go to japan, where the narutos and the inuyashas roam freely in the wild
As an actual nihongo person who has been to Japanipponland, I can confirm that narutos and inuyashas do in fact roam free
You’ll want to be cautious, though, because some animes and mangos can get skittish if you approach them too quickly
YO SO I’M THINKING OF CHANGING OPERATING SYSTEMS BECAUSE I HAVE THE 32 BIT VERSION OF VISTA RIGHT NOW AND MY BROTHER KEEPS SAYING IT’S A PIECE OF CRAP AND I KINDA AGREE WITH HIM
Should I get Windows 7 or Windows 8? Windows 8 got quite a bit of negative backlash from what I’ve heard, but apparently it’s free right now? but I don’t want to install it unless I know it’s a decent operating system and people generally seem to think Windows 7 is the bee’s knees
So which one should I get?