- Tumblr users: THEY CHANGED THE THING. EVERYTHING RUINED.
- Me: I walked away from the Last Great Livejournal Update. I marked the passing of the Roleplay Communities. I saw the birth of a Dreamwidth without invite codes and I watched as users ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No RP. No games. Just the Gothic Lolita community. I walked in universes where the laws of sane threads were discarded by the mind of a madman. I've watched bloggers freeze and fan communities burn. I have seen things you wouldn't believe. I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things, secrets that must never be told and knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make old Livejournal users weep. So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!
Okay so you know these glasses right?
I was in class and I put them on. And, being the dramatic smartass I am I turned to my friend and said, with the most conviction I could muster, “Behold- I am now ten times funnier.”
And she looked at me- looked at me dead in the eyes- and said very seriously:
“Ten times zero… is still zero”
Your friend just went up all the levels
Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.
Marina and the Rubies
Noah and the Sharks
Mumford and daughters
My Chemical One Night Stand
All Time High
The Valley Goats
You know, a few months ago this dude friend of mine showed up to hang out with me all dejected. Over a couple of drinks he explained his long face — earlier that night, he’d been walking down the street behind this really cute girl, and when she looked back at him over her shoulder,…