“Does the description of Kitty…imply that she is something else, something unknown, something unknowable that was merely created in the image of a cat so that we could comprehend it, mouthless and standing at the height of two apples (and weighing as much as three)?” Agh damn it twentypercentcooler, I love you so much.
THE PLOT THICKENS, ADORABLY: HELLO KITTY ACTUALLY IS A CAT, OWNERSHIP OF CHARMMY IS ONCE AGAIN VERY DISTURBING
By Chris Sims
This week the world was rocked by the reveal that Hello Kitty, global icon of cuteness, was not a cat. After being revealed during Sanrio’s corrections of a museum exhibit celebrating Kitty’s 40th anniversary, the news quickly went global, shocking the world and causing people to question everything they had ever been taught, abandoning the laws of God and man in order to tear down a society built entirely on lies.
Well, it turns out that the hours we spent laying on the floor questioning our own existence might’ve been a little premature. Following up on that initial correction, Kotaku got in touch with Sanrio’s Tokyo headquarters, whereupon they were informed that “It’s going too far to say that Hello Kitty is not a cat. Hello Kitty is the personification of a cat.”
So.. that should clear everything up. Except for the part where Kitty definitely still owns a cat of her own, I mean. That’s still weird as all heck.
Asked by Anonymous
"Just.. take the arm band off."
"THAT’S WHAT THE NON-MAGICAL SHEEPLE WANT ME TO DO!"
That would be like TURNING YOUR BACK ON FRIENDSHIP RANDY
WHAT WOULD PRINCESS CELESTIA THINK.
you know, i’m a raging lesbian and i was never distracted by what other girls in my classes were wearing in high school. this is a male problem, not an “attracted to women” problem.
This is an “inability to respect women” problem.
Which is a male problem.
Haha, time for manpinions!
So my high school had mostly the same dress code restrictions as all the others that are getting lampooned these days—no belly shirts, spaghetti straps, yoga pants, etc. They even included this gem: “Female students are specifically restricted from wearing clothing that emphasizes ‘cleavage’ when the student is performing normal school activities.”
I was, at the time—and still am—mystified by the point of these restrictions. At some point, a teacher explained that, naturally, it was to prevent distractions. That didn’t make any sense to me; I would get distracted by cute girls no matter what they were wearing if I was so inclined. I wasn’t, though, and I don’t know anyone that was. It’s not that hard to ignore something sexy, unless you’re getting smacked upside the head with a boob, in which case, weird.
What I think it comes down, then, to is less “boys can’t handle girls’ bodies” (we can) than “school administrators want to control all variables if their students’ lives.” There are few people in this country more power-mad than school administrators, whether male or female. That said, this is definitely a tactic to make sure everyone adopts patriarchal slut-shaming values early on. But in this case, it’s not in response to a problem that I believe actually exists.
God, I hate dress codes.
How the Animorphs series influenced the rest of young adult SFF
My buddy Sam (@samriedel) wrote an absolutely fantastic article on why you should all be reading Animorphs right now. I advise you to absorb this information through your eye meats.
I was gonna post this up myself but my pal Hatepig did it first! This is my first post for Tor.com, which in and of itself is pretty exciting for me.
It’s also the first time I’ve gotten to write about how much I love Animorphs, a series that I believe is still incredibly valuable and generally delightful. I talk about this in the article a bit, but Animorphs was way ahead of its time in intersectional feminism, complex POC characters, and realistic depictions of violence in YA fiction. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to unpack more of it for my fellow fans in the future.
If you have any question why people think cops are assholes, all you have to do is read this op-ed.
Because when I want to get a quote from an officer of the law that will change my mind about an instance of racially charged police brutality, I look for a 17-year veteran of the LAPD.
Nicki Minaj is an excellent and dynamic rapper, lyrically and stylistically, she’s topped charts in a male dominated space, she started from the absolute bottom and knows how to hustle and work her image, I don’t care whether you care for her style of music or not but if you dismiss her as a trash artist I’m gonna heavily side eye you
My girlfriend and I were just talking this morning about what a bomb-ass feminist Nicki Minaj is, and why she’s a super great role model in a lot of ways.
And if you don’t think her verse on “Monster” is the shit, you can get the fuck outta my face.
this is perfect because rihanna already has no soul
THIS IS PERFECT
because everyone would be telling drake not to be such a little bitch for the whole series and then he can just go make out with ye at the end.
This here is nothing short of amazing
Now this is solidarity.
What’s beautiful about this, too, is the image that a monk presents. Plenty of people are able to vilify black people enough to not care if they see violence against them and due to their ignorance and racism they see a crowd of them as something violent or criminal. But image of monks getting hurt and dying are often something most people recoil against when they see them in news about like the situation in Tibet.
By standing with them, they bring that image of peace with them to show that the people they are standing with are just as peaceful as them, and if there were to be any further violence against them, it’d be terrible press for the cops: images of police shooting tear gas and rubber bullets at monks.
This was a good thing they did, especially when there’s so much slant in the press to make black people look like thugs.