This is not “cool.”
This is sad.
In fact, it’s more than just sad… It’s pathetic.
Between the MLP crap, the Disney Princess garbage, the never ending 90’s nostalgia, the barbie collections, and the weird obsession with Harry Potter (basically a kids book), this sort of thing is causing the “peter pan complex” that is so epidemic in my generation, and it’s created the entire hipster movement as well:
Encouraging people from the age of 20 or so up into their mid 30’s to spend time and money reminiscing about their childhoods out of the sunlight and off of the streets, holed away in a dark living room or bedroom watching something stupid like Disney’s The Fox and the Hound or playing Zelda.
Yes, it’s nice to remember what life was like back when we were kids, but for crying out loud… you’re not kids anymore. And when I see shit like this being glorified on tumblr or anywhere else, I cringe at the thought of these infantile man-children and women-children who never grew up, and how they’re going to be running the planet in short order.
I grew up largely without video games (my choice), and mostly played with action figures. However, even now as an adult, I would never adorn my fucking living room or bedroom shelves with old collectable toys (let alone make an entire room devoted to such a thing). They were for playing with, and then they were for the donation box for someone else to enjoy once I grew up. So yeah, this room full of various consoles and every retro old video game known to man? Pathetic. And so is anyone who says, “to each their own.”
STOP LIKING THINGS I DONT LIKE
Wow, what a fucking asshole
Jesus fucking Christ
how dare somebody have hobbies
how dare they
what are adults supposed to like, then? do you make an entire shelf just for your briefcases and paperweights and fiscal responsibility? are you suggesting that no one over the age of 18 ever enjoy anything ever again?
why are adults not allowed to like things? how fucked up is our culture that being happy and enjoying things and being proud that you enjoy things is considered immature? like oooooh you can have a mancave full of sports merch and thats cool but once you like a cartoon or a YA book SUDDENLY that’s a crime.
and… man/woman children? seriously? let me tell you, guy/girl/other, that can’t be further from the truth. my mother is a 46-year-old woman who works a very prestigious executive job, and on her desk is a huge collection of yoda plushies. my dad is an environmental scientist who owns every lord of the rings novel and movie. my cousin has a fucking hello kitty tattoo and she works as an accountant for a fortune 500 company; my dad’s best friend is a chemical engineer who works for the government and, oh yeah, she collects legos and reads harry potter.
they’re not maladjusted man/woman children, they’re not NEET. these are people who are intelligent, professional, and probably way happier than the people that threw all of their “childish” interests away once they crossed the threshold into adulthood.
just my 2 cents. no one should have to be miserable just because being happy with what you like is considered “kid stuff.”
My mother is like this. I made mention this Thanksgiving during the Macy’s parade that I had gotten the new Pokemon game and she turned on the couch and gave me this look before asking ‘Why?’
And I stared back at her and replied, ‘Because it gives me something to do on my lunch break that I enjoy.’
I could have also argued the point that because it was my money from working my full-time job and I had decided to treat myself once I was certain all my bills were in order.
But she always does that, good to see she isn’t alone.
What is the difference between keeping your action figures as opposed to filling your shelves with kitschy little knick-knacks? Little figures of cats, or sculptures, little porcelain milk maids and pretty stones? Or maybe a sprig of bamboo in a lovely vase filled with pebbles that your purchased from IKEA because you thought it looked so smart what with its little curl. Whats the difference between putting posters on your wall as opposed to your oh so mature and serious art prints? Or masks. Or dead animal heads?
Or did I miss the official ‘You Are An Adult Now’-day where they handed out the book rivaling the thickness of a telephone book listing the appropriate dress/music/television watching/home decor regulations. Because I’d certainly like to put that book in a sack right about now and smack you with it for not understanding the concept of 'People are all different, and what they like to do with their own money and what they put on their walls and what they do to put a little enjoyment into their lives is none of your goddamn business, you blithering idiot.'
I work with children, its suggested that sometimes you find common ground with the older ones to make connections and build a comfortable environment for better education.
I have a son, and you know what one of the biggest things is suggested to help bond with your child? Common and shared interests. Yes, maybe playing video games is not the best way to spend that time, but by your method of thinking anything that we do as children, shouldn’t be touched, should be outright abandoned at that mystical age of 20 or so, so what are we supposed to bond over exactly?
I’m including reading for fun (If it’s not Non-fiction or a biography, it’s out, too kiddy), gardening (quit playing in the dirt, why are you wasting time with flowers? They’re going to die. Vegetables? You’re one of those hipsters trying to be one of those weirdo vegan/organic lovers right? ), cooking (Why would you want to make something stupid like cookie-butter?) nature appreciation (Why are you wasting time running around in the woods? You’re not a fucking animal, you weirdo) music (-blank- generation thinks -blank- generation’s music is crap and you’re living in the past) art (You’re wasting your time with stupid scribblings/monsters/you’re not going to make money on it why waste the effort) anything deemed creative (Again, not making money on it? Why bother?) movies (Oops, its pandering to those nostalgia-hounds again… film noir is old and stupid… movies based on musicals are stupid… Horror? That’s childish and violent… childish potty humor… animation? PFFFFFFFT - next. Action movies? James Bond and Bruce Willis and Kung-fu and what are you? Twelve?) animals (Animals are a complete waste of time, they have no souls, they do not think, they eat, shit and fill up space) charity (They’re all a bunch of mooching con artists, and if they really wanted to change their situation? BOOTSTRAPS)
I can keep on and give an embittered negative opinion on absolutely everything with the argument: ‘You are an adult and adults aren’t supposed to enjoy that.’
So in short?
Deal with it and grow the fuck up.
To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE THRIFT SHOP LISTEN TO THIS SHIT!
seriously guys, listen to this
this sounds like the background music you’d hear in a movie as the camera leads you around a bustling marketplace in the 17- or 1800s and it leads to the sight of a bunch of sailors hoisting and tossing around a bunch of packages on a ship getting ready to set sail for adventure
Things that come to my mind when I hear this:
- Composers breakdancing
I made a thing and I 100% encourage sharing it with as many people as possible through all means possible.
Yes, please. As someone who has spent the last three holiday seasons working retail, I have had more than my fair share of people blame me for things that are far, far beyond my control. Please don’t take out your frustration on employees.
Or, if you are purchasing things online and you have to speak to a customer service representative, please be nice to them as well. It is very likely they are working a lot of long hours for the holidays and not getting to see their loved ones.
after many years I still never tire of this video
THIS VIDEO IS THE REASON I PLAYED THIS GOD DAMN GAME ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO
this is the only thing I think of when someone says phoenix wright
this is literally my worst nightmare. This is why I’m terrified to become a parent. This is why, despite others telling my not to work so a damn hard, I tried and tried and tried for the whole past year to repair my relationship with my partner’s mother and stepfather. They finally disowned us only about ten days ago, and I’m SCARED. I was attributing it to my anxiety disorder, but now that I read this article, I know that my fear is valid. This is happening right now - and it could happen to any of my beautiful trans siblings.
See, this is why marriage equality isn’t the most important issue. This is why we’ve been shouting and stomping our feet and never. shutting. up. It’s because children are being stripped of their parents for no other reason than THEIR PARENTS ARE HATEFUL BIGOTS.
Daniel and Cindy are young parents whose world has been turned upside down because Daniel is transgender. He transitioned over a decade ago when he was 19, and few people know that he is transgender. When Daniel and Cindy decided to have children, they told Cindy’s parents that Daniel is transgender because they were conceiving in vitro with donated sperm.
And, I suppose, they must also have trusted that her parents would continue to accept their son-in-law.
This was a mistake.
Cindy gave birth to healthy twins 2 ½ years ago, and Daniel and Cindy and the twins have been very happy – except for one problem.
Cindy’s parents make rude comments about Daniel being transgender, and they do it in front of the twins.
Requests for them to stop are met with mirth.
Daniel and Cindy put up with this behavior for a long while, but as the twins are getting older, they worry that the negative comments are harmful, and they don’t want to be forced to try and explain concepts to their young children that are beyond their ability or need to understand – in vitro, transgender.
Daniel and Cindy made the difficult decision that the grandparents are no longer welcome in their lives.
The grandparents got angry and sued for custody of the children.
The twins have two loving parents.
Child Protective Services have never been called; there have been no police reports of abuse; neither parent has a criminal record.
Last week, a court removed the twins from their home and gave custody to the grandparents.
Their father is transgender.
Daniel and Cindy are working with a lawyer to try and get their children back.
Will they get them back? Who knows? What we do know that the children have pulled out of their home and are living with two people who demean and ridicule their father.Names have been changed, as the story hasn’t hit the news yet - offering the family privacy until they choose to take it public. more at the link above.
Hey, all you folks, you 29,330+ who have reblogged our transawareness post - this is important.
This is why organizations like GLAAD and FCKH8 and HRC are so damaging. Because when they mock, misgender, ignore, insult, and silence us, this is the result. A loving, happy family that’s been ripped apart.
You want to do more than just reblog awareness posts? Stop supporting those businesses (YES, FCKH8 IS A BUSINESS) and organizations that try to shut us out and shut us down.
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to…
FCKH8’S response to me, in which they tell me that they did nothing wrong, talk down to me, accuse me of sending them a “nasty message”, and have the audacity to tell me to GOOGLE THE TERM “FAIR USE”.
when you post something on Tumblr do you have an expectation that no one will pass it around and share it? And BTW, in no way did we make it seem like we created the post as your name is clearly shown and we simply wrote on the top of the post as there is no way to share a Tumblr post on Facebook unless it is an image. Anybody can take a screen shot of something and comment on it and it’s called fair use. google it. what damage was done to inspire such a nasty message? no big deal. we deleted it. isn’t it upsetting when something you actually write other people like and share? maybe they should make a website for that and call it Tumblr?
furthermore, this is their response to my friend rei after she commented on their inappropriate use of my material:
do not support this campaign. the people behind it are rude, immature and unwilling to admit to their own mistakes and instead lash out in spite. find another LGBTQ campaign to support, PLEASE.
please reblog the shit out of this we need to spread it