Barnes & Noble is the only brick and mortar bookstore I have access too. I often go there specifically to shop for books for young family members, or to buy myself manga which is in the children’s section.
There’s already enough about my physical appearance that I know makes some people intimidated or distrustful of me without me having to worry about them literally jumping to the conclusion that I’m a child molester based on the fact that I’m a man shopping for books in a bookstore, and that another customer might consider me such a threat to their children that they might COMPLAIN TO THE STORE that they didn’t approve of me shopping there, resulting in me being forcibly removed from the store.
Yeah, I know this case and how B&N will handle it at the corporate level isn’t resolved yet and they just might end up responding appropriately and making amends as best they can.
However, the fact that this is now a possibility I’ll have to consider the next time I want buy my latest relative a copy of Stellaluna or Corduroy is going to be a serious detriment to my ability to enjoy being under Barnes & Noble’s roof, and will make me think twice about going out of my way to shop there, rather than shopping at an online retailer.
Haha that’s such a stupid title :D But I decided my next post should be about “entertainment goggles.” I suspect I will have to reference this in the future so I should discuss it now!
I don’t think I have to tell you that as a society, we consume a lot of entertainment. There was no golden age…
i don’t post about it often but i really enjoy reading Snowflake’s otherkin essays. she’s a ‘recovered’ otherkin who’s essentially just shining a light on all the breaks from reality that go on in that group and how fucked up and fantasy driven it is.
as you can expect, she’s had numerous horrible things sent to her via anon asks - death threats, and the like. the otherkin immediately dismiss this because IT’S ANON YOU CAN’T PROVE IT WAS US YOU PROBABLY SENT IT TO YOURSELF. they do the exact same thing when people send anon support too. YOU’RE JUST SENDING THEM TO YOURSELF YOU’RE TROLLING US.
their reaction, if anything, only supports the points she makes. which are really informative. as some of y’all know i had a run in with otherkin of a sort myself, and so when i read through these it’s almost like going down a checklist of delusions.
anyway if you ever wondered just how crazy otherkin are, or why, or how cult-like they can be, or how out of touch with reality they are, or how often they attempt to appropriate the struggles of actual cultures and people i really reccomend adding snowflake to your list of tumblargs. she doesn’t update too often, but when she does, it’s always worth reading.
Over on myDeviantart and my Furaffinity account! It’s so I can save up to fix my GROADY TEETH (not really but it will be for dental work) so thus they’ll stay open a good long while. I’ll also take some on tumblr if you wanna send me an ask or something!
THANKS IN ADVANCE YA’LL!
Keetah is awesome and will make awesome things for you and she deserves lots of $$$ for making you happy with her art.
theory on youtube removal: they have a bot that looks for "screen flicker" in recent uploads - stuff you normally get taping from a tv - and just flags it for deletion. your old monitor in the background of videos + the vhs flicker from taping the mafia film triggered the bot to flag those vids for removal, maybe?
hopefully this is what’s going on. i’m going to intentionally film my next video with nothing in the background and hopefully that works.
I’ll be honest, I have no exposure to Homestuck beyond hearing numerous stories about homestuck fans harassing strangers for disliking or merely not being interesting in Homestuck, and being serious creep asses and using homestuck as a way to stalk/abuse others.
-the salad i ordered at panara had bacon put in it. bacon was not part of the salad which is like half the reason i ordered it. just. why would you ruin it like that.not even kidding,
Once I was at Johnny Rocket’s and they put BACON on my VEGGIE BURGER.
Being a vegetarian I was enormously displeased about this, though I didn’t actually get angry at the waiter and just politely requested that I they take that burger back and make me a new one for that specific reason.
One of the people I was dining with decided that this was un-acceptable, and yelled at me in the middle of the restaurant calling me a extremist who was just as bad as the failed “underwear bomber” terrorist (which was a current event at the time) and that I was a hypocrite who forced my views on others and was “destroying my own health for nothing” and that being a vegetarian was no different from being a Muslim extremist and as bad for my health as smoking and alcoholism.
After not talking to me for an extended period afterwards, the person felt so guilty about it that they brought me an Amtrak ticket to Massachusetts that I never could have afforded otherwise.