adamthealien:

alandistro:

Today I met John Green (fishingboatproceeds) IRL for the first time. We’ve been friends for seven years, and we were business partners for four years. But with my social anxiety I haven’t made it to VidCon or LeakyCon. And with DFTBA Records being run online we never had to be in the same office together (as a side note, Hank and I met for the first time just a year ago).
But today John came over to my house for lunch (pizza, of course) and to hang out for a bit of the afternoon. We mostly sat talking about the state of online video, our favorite tv shows, the first records we ever bought, the upcoming Paper Towns movie, my upcoming album, John’s passion for soccer, my passion for old CDs, our mutual love of HGTV… 
It was really nice. =)

A beautiful moment between friends, a historic moment in Nerdfighteria’s history, and a perfect example of why online and long-distance friends are no less real than “IRL” friends.
People love to mock online friendships (“URL friends”), but Alan and John are a good example of a long-lasting friendship that, until now, was never in person. Here are two people who are close enough in both their personal relationship and their business relationship that I think most onlookers, and even some friends, likely assumed they’d already met in person at least once, if not regularly. They interact regularly, they’ve grown and changed together with each other and with YouTube, and they’re both (each in their own way) founding fathers and pillars of a community that has brought people all over the world together to form bonds that will, in many cases, last a lifetime. Yet, seven years into a friendship and four years into a business partnership, they’ve only just met.
Think on that, critics of Internet friendships.
URL friends rock the freaking Casbah.
Especially mine.
(Yeah, I’m talking about you. I hope all of you that I’m talking about can recognize that I’m talking about you, you gorgeous, wonderful, amazing people. Thank you for being such an important part of my life.)

adamthealien:

alandistro:

Today I met John Green (fishingboatproceeds) IRL for the first time. We’ve been friends for seven years, and we were business partners for four years. But with my social anxiety I haven’t made it to VidCon or LeakyCon. And with DFTBA Records being run online we never had to be in the same office together (as a side note, Hank and I met for the first time just a year ago).

But today John came over to my house for lunch (pizza, of course) and to hang out for a bit of the afternoon. We mostly sat talking about the state of online video, our favorite tv shows, the first records we ever bought, the upcoming Paper Towns movie, my upcoming album, John’s passion for soccer, my passion for old CDs, our mutual love of HGTV… 

It was really nice. =)

A beautiful moment between friends, a historic moment in Nerdfighteria’s history, and a perfect example of why online and long-distance friends are no less real than “IRL” friends.

People love to mock online friendships (“URL friends”), but Alan and John are a good example of a long-lasting friendship that, until now, was never in person. Here are two people who are close enough in both their personal relationship and their business relationship that I think most onlookers, and even some friends, likely assumed they’d already met in person at least once, if not regularly. They interact regularly, they’ve grown and changed together with each other and with YouTube, and they’re both (each in their own way) founding fathers and pillars of a community that has brought people all over the world together to form bonds that will, in many cases, last a lifetime. Yet, seven years into a friendship and four years into a business partnership, they’ve only just met.

Think on that, critics of Internet friendships.

URL friends rock the freaking Casbah.

Especially mine.

(Yeah, I’m talking about you. I hope all of you that I’m talking about can recognize that I’m talking about you, you gorgeous, wonderful, amazing people. Thank you for being such an important part of my life.)

Reblogged from Adam the Alien
Tags: word
terriblerealestateagentphotos:

With the humans gone, the wheelie bins emerged into the daylight and beheld their new domain.
Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

With the humans gone, the wheelie bins emerged into the daylight and beheld their new domain.

Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

"see if I’m getting screwed I’m at least getting paaaaid~" 
(marcy is totally me. or me when I’m older.)

Tags: dogfight me
thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue. 
Sign the petition, then spread the word.

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

Derek Klena is just one year younger than me and he was Fiyero? bitch.

DEREK KLENA I LOVE YOUUUUU DON’T EVER CUT OFF YOUR HAIR *dissolves into sobs*

Book meme

somanysarahs:

Tagged by potato-skins

Rules: in a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard-they don’t have to be the “right” or “great”; works, just one’s that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you tagged them.

These ten works of fiction that have stayed with me despite everything.

In no particular order:

1) The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen

2) The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Meredith Ann Pierce

3) Alanna (Song of the Lioness) by Tamora Pierce

4) Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

5) When There Is Hope by Jane Goodger

6) The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

7) Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede

8) Jinx by Meg Cabot

9) I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

10) The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

I TAG WHOEVER IS READING THIS. Also, you probably might see a theme with these books that stuck with me…

officialunitedstates:

divergent didn’t answer any of my questions.  is peeta alright?  what happened to district 12?  what happened to the clown lady

Reblogged from Just Tonight

I think Avril Lavigne’s ‘Hello Kitty’ is cute.

so here are the lyrics:

Mom’s not home tonight
So we can roll around, have a pillow fight
Like a major rager OMFG
[..]
It’s time for spin the bottle
Not gonna talk about it tomorrow
Keep it just between you and me

Let’s play truth or dare now
We can roll around in our underwear how
Every silly kitty should be

This person thinks these lyrics are written with the male gaze in mind, and is appropriating lesbian culture. While their argument is valid, I disagree. I don’t think it’s male gaze-y because there are no men in the music video save for the sushi chef, and there’s no mention of men in the lyrics either. Lavigne doesn’t say it the way Katy Perry talks about experimentation, when Katy Perry goes “I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it”. There is no evidence that the persona in the song is doing this for the attention of men, in the lyrics or in the music video at least. If there’s subtext I probably missed it. 

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zekarichan:

Omg ! She actually says MINA SAIKO ARIGATO KAKA KA KAWAII (which means : thanks everybody you’re the best c..c..cute)

zekarichan:

Omg ! She actually says MINA SAIKO ARIGATO KAKA KA KAWAII (which means : thanks everybody you’re the best c..c..cute)

Reblogged from Bloody Otaku
checkzeattic:

menthol-drops-and-angel-wings:

levi4thans:

PEOPLE DIED 

102 YEARS AGO
THEY’RE ALL SKELETONS FIGHTING IN THE UNDERWATER SKELETON WAR NOW
CHILL

I’m sure they are very chill right now.

checkzeattic:

menthol-drops-and-angel-wings:

levi4thans:

PEOPLE DIED 

102 YEARS AGO

THEY’RE ALL SKELETONS FIGHTING IN THE UNDERWATER SKELETON WAR NOW

CHILL

I’m sure they are very chill right now.

Reblogged from Nerdyness

-firstimpressions:

Theatre Challenge: 4 On-stage Pairs

4. Derek Klena & Lindsay Mendez

"We can predict how the other person is feeling and we trust each other”- Derek Klena

"My better half. The wind beneath my wings”- Lindsay Mendez

Reblogged from Carrying the Banner

Aren’t you funny?
Pathetically naive
And desperate to believe
You can always find some good
Well, you misunderstood
Or you’ve been dreaming
'Cause people are just
cruel.

Reblogged from little wonders

Lock your door and hide your daughter

Lock your door and hide your daughter