IF YOU HIT “X+C” IT SHUTS OFF EVERY GIF ON YOUR DASH
EVERY SINGLE ONE TURNS TO A LITTLE GREY BOX WITH A LOCK
TUMBLR HAS MADE ITSELF SAFE FOR EPILEPTICS
PASS IT ON
I BRING FORTH THIS KNOWLEDGE TO ANY FELLOW TUMBLRITES/SEIZURE-PRONE PEOPLE THAT MAY FOLLOW ME
KINDLY THANK THE OP FOR THIS KNOWLEDGE
I AM A HUMBLE MESSENGER
but seriously why can’t platonic kissing be a thing
like if i could tell me friend “hey i’m upset” and they gave me a smooch and played with my hair while watching a movie that’d just be the best
it’d definietly cheer me up like woah thank u
why does it need to have a romantic connotation why does it have to make things weird it’s just friends kissing that shouldn’t be weird so why is it
It’s undeniable: Drake and Chris Brown have worked so very hard to feature so very little of Aaliyah’s actual work in their projects. They’ve dodged criticisms from Aaliyah’s friends and (actual) collaborators, they’ve fielded accusations of obsession (Drake more so) and are set to repeat the cycle with Brown’s new release. Yet Aaliyah strangely remains as some sort of fixture, omnipresent in the music but never tangible, and lauded up before both men under the pretense of “tributing” or “paying respects.” Whatever Drake and Chris Brown choose to call their “reverence” is fine; I’m calling it dick riding.
Dick-riding is when you take the still popular, fiercely protected image of a Black woman and sprinkle it like money making magic on your subpar songs. Dick-riding is when you maybe or maybe not are working against the wishes of the aforementioned Black woman’s family. Dick riding is mostly definitely not working with any of her producers and sing her unreleased acapellas in an effort to pass off crude work as “13 or 14 new Aaliyah songs.” Dick-riding is fashioning her image in ways that serve to benefit you: splashed on walls, cut-and-sampled between syrupy lyrics.
The intentional boundary-stepping is what makes this use almost predatory; not on Aaliyah herself, but her name and legacy that was built on hard work and talent, and is clearly protected post-humorously by her family. Neither Brown nor Drake can deny that Aaliyah’s is a name that will always bring memories and experiences of love and warmth (since that was, of course, of her nature)—or at least generate some video views. To even consider implying that the use of Aaliyah’s image was meant in respects alone, in age where music of all respects are constantly looking to the past for inspiration and desperate for social media views, would not only be ingenue but also unbelievable. Aaliyah’s name has stood the test of time, and it’s a foundation Drake and Chris Brown can’t wait to stand on.” —
Keep my Aaliyah on my Aaliyah albums, please.
wow, that’s fucking gross.
can we stop apologizing for rapists and start dismantling rape culture so that there wont be any more fucking victims?(via marfmellow)
people are boycotting the Kraft commercials for the “Zesty” salad topping because it features a topless man in compromising situations.
people are boycotting it because it sexualizes a man.
people are boycotting a commercial that features one of the oldest marketing strategies because this time it’s a man being exploited.
All I want is an episode of My Little Pony where the antagonist is male pony with a fedora cutie mark who goes around harassing everyone for pursuing their own interests instead of dating him and then the mane 6 use the elements of harmony to banish him to an actual place called the friendzone and where he is kept prisoner until he learns to appreciate having girls as friends and see them as actual people.