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Anonymous asked: Concerning the idea of RT "getting better" with slurs and things, and then falling back down, I feel like that wasn't what was going on. It seemed more like they just didn't use certain words/phrases for a time. I mean, stuff like that is pretty prevalent in their comedy, but I know that it's easy for certain jokes or themes, or even words, to drop out of usage for a time, then come back. (This isn't super important, but I think it's less about being disappointed and more getting a reprieve?)

Idk, but it’s still disappointing because decent people don’t use slurs like those in the first place, and they certainly don’t go back to them.

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Anonymous asked: Hi I run a fandom blog and am trying to get better at trigger warning. What are some common triggers? I know a few, but I want to be thorough. Also, when it comes to something like Welcome To Night Vale, I would need to tag for unreality, derealisation and depersonilisation (not sure how to spell that last one). What's the difference between the three when it comes to tagging? Thanks for your help.

Hey anon, check this out for common trigger warnings. I’m not 100% sure but from what I understand, unreality is stuff like… the feeling that things aren’t real, or that we’re in a dream (think Inception). Depersonalisation is like when someone feels like they’re watching themselves do something or they have no control over their own actions. Derealisation is pretty similar to unreality I think. If anyone would like to comment though please feel free as I admittedly don’t know a massive amount about these things!

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Anonymous asked: Do you have any good replies for "don't like, don't watch"? Getting real tired of that response when I criticise a show for being sexist, racist, transphobic etc, but words get stuck in my throat and I can't of a good response on the spot.

I get this one a lot! The thing is, we do like a lot of their content, it’s just a very small amount of their content that we’re not 100% happy with! So it’s nonsensical, because we do like it! That’s why we watch it! Life is too short to waste your time spending hours and hours watching things that you don’t like. Like I say in my FAQ: I enjoy about 98% of their content very much, and would like to continue enjoying it. However, that last 2% can be a real bummer for oppressed people, or people that are triggered by certain topics. I don’t want to give up on something I really enjoy just because they make some jokes and use some words that I don’t agree with.

poptimism:

Mallory Ortberg has a voice like an old movie actress. (“Male Novelist Jokes” at the Last Bookstore in LA)

(via enbieteddy)

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Anonymous asked: Why is it bad when Gavin generalizes tumblr but you say it's ok when other people generalize things like 'men, white people, the police, straight people, etc'. You say that it's ok when people generalize those because we know they're just angry and they aren't aiming it at the good people in those groups. Well when Gavin says he hates tumblr, he's talking about the shitty and annoying people. He's not 'alienating a fanbase'. He's just generalizing. I know he doesn't hate the good people on here.

It’s just that fans are literally paying for his career by buying merchandise, sponsorships, generating revenue through views etc. and it’s a bit of a slap in the face for him to indicate that he doesn’t care about his fans on tumblr and that he would delete the website if he could.

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sootonthecarpet asked: Tho it's worth noting (god how many of my asks start like that) that since the d for th sound is often associated with groups that face racism and/or classism, it shouldn't be mocked. Like I don't think using it is bad but faking an accent or dialect with that involved for the purposes of humor would probably be gross (im moneyed + have white privilege in the USA, tho, so this is assumption, not experience) (I've learned I don't have white privilege in many other places, unrelated fun fact)

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Anonymous asked: Is there a way to block out your Red Band Society posts (current or future)? Its just that I want to watchthe show without having to worry about SJ and stuff too much cause I've been looking forward for that show since august.

I’m tagging it ‘Red Band Society’ so you could block that tag but that would block all posts with that so idk. But I doubt it’ll come up that much.

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Anonymous asked: How come you're not posting my asks love??

Asking that without indicating which asks is unhelpful to me. Most asks go into my drafts to be answered in order without flooding people’s dashes (unless it is indicated that they are urgent or they are on a topic that is being discussed). If your ask has been fairly recently covered,  if it is a topic that comes up a lot (and I am sick of answering it), if it contains a slur or if it is general hate/unpleasantness, I may not post it.

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pronounnotfound asked: About that AAVE question, in case you or any of your followers are interested, "dis", as I said in response to that post, is pretty common in various dialects of English. "Th" is not a very common sound in most languages, so it tends to get dropped in English dialects that are evolved from a melding of English and some other language(s), as those language(s) usually don't have "th" as a phoneme.

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Anonymous asked: th-stopping (dis for this) is associated with AAVE and a lot of other accents (off the top of my head i know Caribbean English also uses it) that are associated with poc use it.