I’m still fucked up at the fact that the longest piece of English fictional literature written by any human is a super smash bros brawl fan fic.
3.5 million words
AND ITS STILL IN PROGRESS
We have been called “a lost generation…[not] giving birth to anything new” and “too quiet, too online.” In fact the opposite is true. There is a deafening roar in cyberspace. If a presidential election can be won through the support of an online movement, if articles and ideas can reach tens of millions of people overnight, and create a four-thousand person discussion, if YouTube can receive 200,000 new videos a day, then being “too quiet” and “too online” is the opinion of someone who doesn’t understand what it means to be online. Not creating anything new and not being loud enough are not our problems. So why the disrespect from the famous 60s generation? Because we aren’t doing what they want us to do.
Most of us were born after the end of the Cold War or were too young to remember it. The political climate we grew up in was one of supreme hypocrisy. One President nearly got impeached for a superficial sex scandal and then another later broke international laws to preemptively start a war without UN support and was re-elected to serve 2 full terms without so much as a breath of legal retribution.
The problem my generation faces is inheriting a world that baffles us: a world of hypocrisy and crisis; a world on the brink of collapse yet at the height of human civilization.
Imagine for a moment being one of us. Taught in school that all people are created equal, that all countries are sovereign, that freedom, democracy, and capitalism are embraced by all people and nations because they are ultimate ideals that allow us to prosper and live as we choose in the pursuit of happiness. Old enough to read the New York Times online and blog on Huffington Post, we see a very different world. Equality? Not for the poor, not for LGBT. Capitalism? It appears to have been a house of cards recklessly constructed by greed for the benefit of a few. Sovereignty? Not for resource-poor or oil-rich countries. Ideals? Not for the media or our political and business leaders.
Now we must navigate a world where a concentration of power, wealth, and media often conflicts with every ideal the Western world is supposed to stand for. If you think we are too quiet and too online you should consider that we have two choices. One, to accept the values we were taught to believe in and totally redefine and reconstruct the way our government/economy/society works so that these ideals match reality. Or two, to accept the world we live in and think up a new set of values to justify our lives.
Dance-off, bro. Me and you.
haha! have fun at highschool today NERDS. i’m gonna be doing cool ADULT stuff like sleeping WHENEVER i want and CRYING
tell me about yourself (◡‿◡✿)
sexuality: let’s all just, you know, have a good time
relationship status: in a relationship with my unproblematic fave daniel radcliffe
eye color: brown
WHAT IS YOUR
favorite season? spring because BIRTHDAY
favorite movie/s? jurassic park, whip it, lord of the rings, pitch perfect
favorite album? idk about fave but i can listen to secondhand rapture by ms mr forever
favorite band/artists? ms mr, arctic monkeys, kesha, nicki minaj, beyonce, taylor swift, just go look at my music tag lmao
favorite quote? "i have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night"
favorite shirt? lmao i don’t fucking know
drink? almost always
write? screenplays, blog posts
play an instrument? cello
your favorite place: a bench near a pond in boston
your favorite memory: graduating from high school and getting the fuck out of serious academia
your ideal partner: someone who can make excellent mexican food and would understand me leaving them for daniel radcliffe if the opportunity ever arose. also, strong affection for lord of the rings and feminism seems kind of necessary. alternatively, chris evans.
your bedroom: my bedroom is very plain and shared with another person and i just moved in like a week ago so it’s very boring