The Fine Art of Procrastination

Just a place to stash pretty stuff and ramble about what's neat. And werewolves, apparently.

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agentotter:

thegeekiary:

MTV just launched their latest effort to engage (or exploit, depending on who you ask) fandom. Described by Mashable as “a new virtual clubhouse”, The Collective is “a curated space for ‘Teen Wolf’ fans to share and be recognized for their unique content”. While some of the fandom were excited by MTV’s continued effort to engage with its audience, there were just as many (if not more) fans that are skeptical about the site. Panic and misinformation spread like wildfire in fandom so it’s worth while taking a closer look at The Collective to find out what it’s all about.
READ MORE: Teen Wolf Fans are Skeptical About Joining “The Collective”

The more I read about this the more flabbergasted I am that they thought this was a good idea. Just a couple more things to point out that I’m thinking about from reading this article:
The original Mashable article actually features fan art and credits it “courtesy of MTV”. That is EXACTLY the kind of shit I would expect to see going forward from this. If people want to take part, go nuts, but recognize that your art can and probably will be used however MTV wants — and I’m betting that will ultimately mean commercially too — with even your name neatly excised from your own artwork. Apparently that particular artist doesn’t mind, but I’d think through whether you do mind before you put any of your work on this site.
Bear in mind also that official forums/communities/tools tend to disappear when the show does. I’ve been through this so many times with “official” forums and the like… fans use the sites they’re offered to build communities, and then one day, usually without warning, the studios decide to stop spending money on them and they’re gone. There are a lot of good reasons why fandoms tend to build for themselves on independent platforms and this is just one of them. Official spaces also tend to go hand in hand with heavy moderation, which means there are approved and not-approved topics, and criticism is not encouraged and welcomed.
I just really feel like this whole thing is bullshit and kind of insulting tbh.

Maybe it’s the old cynic in me, but the word ‘curated’ keeps making me think this is just a way to build their own terrarium of heavily-edited fandom. Just pull back the curtain and point whenever you need to show how happy fandom is, how much they appreciate and agree with every direction your show takes. And so the self-congratulatory echo chamber gets a little deeper, and the same things that make us sigh now will be back to make us sigh again.
I think the article rightly points out that there’s a growing need to find new, respectful ways of interfacing between creators and fans in an era where that relationship is more a dialogue than ever. I’m just damn skeptical that it’s going to come from the same folks that don’t understand why we like to talk about huge continuity errors.

agentotter:

thegeekiary:

MTV just launched their latest effort to engage (or exploit, depending on who you ask) fandom. Described by Mashable as “a new virtual clubhouse”, The Collective is “a curated space for ‘Teen Wolf’ fans to share and be recognized for their unique content”. While some of the fandom were excited by MTV’s continued effort to engage with its audience, there were just as many (if not more) fans that are skeptical about the site. Panic and misinformation spread like wildfire in fandom so it’s worth while taking a closer look at The Collective to find out what it’s all about.

READ MORE: Teen Wolf Fans are Skeptical About Joining “The Collective”

The more I read about this the more flabbergasted I am that they thought this was a good idea. Just a couple more things to point out that I’m thinking about from reading this article:

The original Mashable article actually features fan art and credits it “courtesy of MTV”. That is EXACTLY the kind of shit I would expect to see going forward from this. If people want to take part, go nuts, but recognize that your art can and probably will be used however MTV wants — and I’m betting that will ultimately mean commercially too — with even your name neatly excised from your own artwork. Apparently that particular artist doesn’t mind, but I’d think through whether you do mind before you put any of your work on this site.

Bear in mind also that official forums/communities/tools tend to disappear when the show does. I’ve been through this so many times with “official” forums and the like… fans use the sites they’re offered to build communities, and then one day, usually without warning, the studios decide to stop spending money on them and they’re gone. There are a lot of good reasons why fandoms tend to build for themselves on independent platforms and this is just one of them. Official spaces also tend to go hand in hand with heavy moderation, which means there are approved and not-approved topics, and criticism is not encouraged and welcomed.

I just really feel like this whole thing is bullshit and kind of insulting tbh.

Maybe it’s the old cynic in me, but the word ‘curated’ keeps making me think this is just a way to build their own terrarium of heavily-edited fandom. Just pull back the curtain and point whenever you need to show how happy fandom is, how much they appreciate and agree with every direction your show takes. And so the self-congratulatory echo chamber gets a little deeper, and the same things that make us sigh now will be back to make us sigh again.

I think the article rightly points out that there’s a growing need to find new, respectful ways of interfacing between creators and fans in an era where that relationship is more a dialogue than ever. I’m just damn skeptical that it’s going to come from the same folks that don’t understand why we like to talk about huge continuity errors.

Filed under teen wolf my opinions let me show you them because let's be real here they're going to cherrypick the positive stuff and hit delete on anything remotely critical and that... is not how we work teen wolf: forever creating things that are the AU version of exactly what we want

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dragonsateyourtoast:

charlesoberonn:

Please don’t tell girls “The boy who’s picking on you actually just likes you”

Even if it’s true, you shouldn’t teach girls to respect that sort of affection.

And you should definitely not teach boys that expressing their attraction to women through violence and disrespect is ok.

THANK YOU

I’d never encountered the idea of ‘pigtail pulling’ until I was an adult. Somehow, it just never came up.

This perhaps explains why, when confronted by what in retrospect was very much this kind of behavior, I dickpunched a kid in first grade. 

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Filed under gpoy now I'm not saying this is the correct response to attention-seeking harrassment but Joey remained polite and respectful from that moment on through high school so

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tastefullyoffensive:

Men With Fabulous Flower Beards [boredpanda]

Photos by Pierce Thiot

Flower Beards are the latest invasive species identified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. These rapidly spreading weeds choke the native ecosystem, decimate the pollinator population, and cause massive irritation. Please ask your local barber or nursery for further tips on curbing the spread of Flower Beards. This has been a Public Service Announcement from NYBG. ~LM

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Filed under flower beards when flower crowns and hockey playoffs beards collide

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victoriousvocabulary:

TEUFEL
[noun]
1. devil; the supreme evil spirit.
2. an atrociously wicked, cruel, or ill-tempered person.
3. a person who is very clever, energetic, reckless, or mischievous.
Etymology: from Old High German tiufal, ultimately from Latin diabolus, from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos), akin to Old Saxon diubol (Low German düvel), Dutch duivel; related to English devil.
[hoooook]

What I love about this is just how very done that demon looks. 
"Yeah, yeah, I’m here. Hiss, growl, etc. Can we hurry up and get this over with? I was right in the middle of a Golden Girls marathon."

victoriousvocabulary:

TEUFEL

[noun]

1. devil; the supreme evil spirit.

2. an atrociously wicked, cruel, or ill-tempered person.

3. a person who is very clever, energetic, reckless, or mischievous.

Etymology: from Old High German tiufal, ultimately from Latin diabolus, from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos), akin to Old Saxon diubol (Low German düvel), Dutch duivel; related to English devil.

[hoooook]

What I love about this is just how very done that demon looks. 

"Yeah, yeah, I’m here. Hiss, growl, etc. Can we hurry up and get this over with? I was right in the middle of a Golden Girls marathon."

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Filed under demons devils really fed up spiritual entities this is taking too long he's gonna miss the farmer's market

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Yesterday I had to explain the concept of a pun to a full-grown adult. Not, like, an individual pun - the entire genre of puns. 

How. What. How.

Filed under gpoy I really like this gig but they've apparently decided to stick me indefinitely with the two coworkers that most make me weep for humanity other topics covered so far include: why we don't leave our drinks unattended in bars the difference between lbs and ounces why it's kind of fucked up to let your preschooler watch chainsaw masacres but draw the line at 'that sexy stuff' and how it's a tad inappropriate to show your new coworker a humorous video making liberal use of the word 'titties'

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I feel like refried death and can no longer deny I have a cold, but on the plus side, today included not accidentally killing anything amidst great chaos AND the best donut I’ve had in years. \o/

Tomorrow I will drink a vat of Dayquil and do nothing but internet. This is my solemn vow.

Filed under gpoy sugar raised perfection why is florida so poor in bakeries? it is rich in humidity and the ability to grow fungi! you would think those factors would help adventures in vetting do you just hate joy FL? saturday vaccine clinics are wild btw

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heelsdown-chinup:

fivegaited:

greymichaela:

afleetalexandra:

Dead Man Riding
Frank Hayes, stableman and trainer by trade, and maiden racer Sweet Kiss hold a bizarre distinction in racing history. The pair competed in only one race, and though they won, it was what happened afterwards that puts them in the record books
7-year-old Sweet Kiss was not well thought-of by her owners. Frank Hayes, who had cared for her, was convinced that she could win a race. On June 4, 1923, he was given his wish, when he and Sweet Kiss lined up for a 2-mile, 12-jump race at Belmont Park. Rated at 20-1 odds, they were not expected to do anything special
Surprisingly, the hard-working filly and her makeshift jockey won by a head. When the overjoyed owner and trainer approached to lead her to the winner’s circle, they made a shocking discovery: Frank Hayes was dead in the saddle
A heart attack had killed Hayes sometime during the later part of the race. It was noticed that Sweet Kiss had swerved slightly while approaching the final jump, and many surmised that her swerve had been caused by Hayes slumping forward in the saddle. Since he had stayed on her back the entire race, Sweet Kiss was declared the winner, making Hayes the first (and so far, only) jockey to have won a race after death. He is also the only known jockey to have an undefeated record. Hayes was buried in his racing silks three days later
Sweet Kiss, meanwhile, was never raced again. Though she was a proven winner, no other jockey would dare to ride her. She was thereafter nicknamed “Sweet Kiss of Death”

Holy crap!

What a story!!

WHAT

That’s such a terrible way to look at it, though! She kept a literal dead weight rider on over fences while running hard enough to win. That’s not a cursed horse, that’s an amazingly safe one!

heelsdown-chinup:

fivegaited:

greymichaela:

afleetalexandra:

Dead Man Riding

Frank Hayes, stableman and trainer by trade, and maiden racer Sweet Kiss hold a bizarre distinction in racing history. The pair competed in only one race, and though they won, it was what happened afterwards that puts them in the record books

7-year-old Sweet Kiss was not well thought-of by her owners. Frank Hayes, who had cared for her, was convinced that she could win a race. On June 4, 1923, he was given his wish, when he and Sweet Kiss lined up for a 2-mile, 12-jump race at Belmont Park. Rated at 20-1 odds, they were not expected to do anything special

Surprisingly, the hard-working filly and her makeshift jockey won by a head. When the overjoyed owner and trainer approached to lead her to the winner’s circle, they made a shocking discovery: Frank Hayes was dead in the saddle

A heart attack had killed Hayes sometime during the later part of the race. It was noticed that Sweet Kiss had swerved slightly while approaching the final jump, and many surmised that her swerve had been caused by Hayes slumping forward in the saddle. Since he had stayed on her back the entire race, Sweet Kiss was declared the winner, making Hayes the first (and so far, only) jockey to have won a race after death. He is also the only known jockey to have an undefeated record. Hayes was buried in his racing silks three days later

Sweet Kiss, meanwhile, was never raced again. Though she was a proven winner, no other jockey would dare to ride her. She was thereafter nicknamed “Sweet Kiss of Death”

Holy crap!

What a story!!

WHAT

That’s such a terrible way to look at it, though! She kept a literal dead weight rider on over fences while running hard enough to win. That’s not a cursed horse, that’s an amazingly safe one!

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Filed under animals horses sweet kiss those saddles were flat as pancakes too there had to have been nothing keeping him up there but her ability to balance and compensate for his gravity good girl feeling offended on behalf of animals that have been dead for most of a century this is how I roll

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Eliot: Listen, I take thinly sliced turkey, all right? I pan-sear it with some Sweet Maui onions, all right? Then I put a slice of Dill Havarti cheese and another slice of an heirloom tomato. All that goes on an everything bagel, and I make my own garlic-and-green-onion cream-cheese spread. That’s forgettable? I don’t think so.

(Source: fuckyeaheliothardison, via devildoll)

Filed under leverage eliot spencer alec hardison recently discovered leverage is on netflix my joy is boundless