hannanimal:

I’m reading something at Swiftly Tilting on Thursday along with kfan, maura and onlyannie at The Aviary in JP. This is one of my favorite shows and all of these people are so, so funny. 

We’re doing this thing on Thursday in JP. Come for the hugs, stay for the laughter. Or vice versa, whatever. 

hannanimal:

I’m reading something at Swiftly Tilting on Thursday along with kfan, maura and onlyannie at The Aviary in JP. This is one of my favorite shows and all of these people are so, so funny. 

We’re doing this thing on Thursday in JP. Come for the hugs, stay for the laughter. Or vice versa, whatever. 

hannanimal:

hannanimal:

I started playing the Kim Kardashian game yesterday and today I went out on a date with a woman named Kloaca. I love this game. 

I’ve just figured out Kloaca is
kfan
and I’m very ashamed for not realizing this sooner.

Careful readers will note that in an earlier post on the topic of this game I indicated that the name of my character was Koatl. Hannah has now outed me as a complete liar. I was just really embarrassed that I named my character Kloaca, and there’s no way to change it without starting the game over. I’m sorry for not being honest with my tumblr fans about the name of my character in the Kim Kardashian game. In the future I will be more respectful to my readers. I’m very sorry and I hope you can forgive me. 

hannanimal:

hannanimal:

I started playing the Kim Kardashian game yesterday and today I went out on a date with a woman named Kloaca. I love this game. 

I’ve just figured out Kloaca is
kfan
and I’m very ashamed for not realizing this sooner.

Careful readers will note that in an earlier post on the topic of this game I indicated that the name of my character was Koatl. Hannah has now outed me as a complete liar. I was just really embarrassed that I named my character Kloaca, and there’s no way to change it without starting the game over. I’m sorry for not being honest with my tumblr fans about the name of my character in the Kim Kardashian game. In the future I will be more respectful to my readers. I’m very sorry and I hope you can forgive me. 

ryannorth:

Here is a preview of Adventure Time #30, AKA The Zine Issue, AKA MARCELZINE!

Pictured above:

  • BMO’s adorable submission, “Cool Bear the Bear by BMO the BMO”
  • a page from Marceline’s frankly rad Hourly Comics
  • Princess Bubblegum’s amazing submission, Chicken Experiment Comic

This is beautiful & amazing

randomhouse:

The first official trailer for Cheryl Strayed’s WILD is here - it simultaneously makes us want to reread the book, give Reese Witherspoon a hug, and go get a pedicure (that shot of her feet will haunt us for months).

Oh, the fox. I read this book 2 years ago and still every time I think about the fox I completely lose it.

The person who runs the bellasbooty Instagram account is sad.
bellasbooty, if you’re not following it, is exactly what it sounds like: an Instagram account devoted to Bella Thorne’s booty. (Bella, if you don’t follow the Disney starlet universe, is a 16-year-old actress/model/dancer, most famous for the show Shake It Up and for being the current Candie’s spokesmodel.)
The bellasbooty IG features pictures of the actress from behind—sometimes paparazzi photos, sometimes regrams from Bella’s official Instagram (bellathorne), sometimes carefully frozen vidcaps. 
There are a lot of fan-run Bella Thorne IG accounts; the key differentiator of the bellasbooty account is that it isn’t JUST pictures of Bella’s booty, it’s written from the perspective of Bella’s booty. Most of the photo descriptions are written in the 1st person, and many posts make reference to “us”, as though Bella and her booty are distinct entities, working together to entertain the public.
Late in 2013 bellasbooty was followed by Bella’s official IG, which lent the bellasbooty account a sort of legitimacy and, one imagines, encouraged the person behind the account in their first-person narrative role-play as bellasbooty. 
(Interestingly, all the pictures posted prior to Bella following the account have since been deleted. Maybe they weren’t written in the booty persona, and thus non-canon?)
Well, so. Late last month Bella unfollowed bellasbooty. Bella was presumable no longer interested in receiving updates from her talking booty. Maybe she thought: You know what, my IG tl is getting crowded and I see my own butt every day anyway. Or maybe she thought: Maybe this isn’t the type of person you encourage on social media. 
In any case, the person who runs bellasbooty is distraught. Since then they have only posted blank black images, with impassioned text imploring Bella to refollow. There is no booty now, only nothingness. 
There are a lot of interesting things happening in and around this, if you can lift the rock: objectification as a legitimized form of brand marketing; consensual and non-consensual forms of evangelism; fair use as it applies not only to photographs but also body parts; the arrival (or decline?) of fan fiction as just another marketing channel; the utter irrelevance of copyright (remember copyright?) on Instagram; under-age women as property (and/or: celebrities as digital commons); the difference between brand ambassador and potential threat. 
Anyway. We’ve all idolized a celebrity at some point. Many of us have created tributes to those celebrities. Very few of us have actually been recognized by the celebrity for doing so. But then! To be shunned, cast out, to have our creation dismissed. To be unfollowed. That’s where things get dark.

The person who runs the bellasbooty Instagram account is sad.

bellasbooty, if you’re not following it, is exactly what it sounds like: an Instagram account devoted to Bella Thorne’s booty. (Bella, if you don’t follow the Disney starlet universe, is a 16-year-old actress/model/dancer, most famous for the show Shake It Up and for being the current Candie’s spokesmodel.)

The bellasbooty IG features pictures of the actress from behind—sometimes paparazzi photos, sometimes regrams from Bella’s official Instagram (bellathorne), sometimes carefully frozen vidcaps. 

There are a lot of fan-run Bella Thorne IG accounts; the key differentiator of the bellasbooty account is that it isn’t JUST pictures of Bella’s booty, it’s written from the perspective of Bella’s booty. Most of the photo descriptions are written in the 1st person, and many posts make reference to “us”, as though Bella and her booty are distinct entities, working together to entertain the public.

Late in 2013 bellasbooty was followed by Bella’s official IG, which lent the bellasbooty account a sort of legitimacy and, one imagines, encouraged the person behind the account in their first-person narrative role-play as bellasbooty. 

(Interestingly, all the pictures posted prior to Bella following the account have since been deleted. Maybe they weren’t written in the booty persona, and thus non-canon?)

Well, so. Late last month Bella unfollowed bellasbooty. Bella was presumable no longer interested in receiving updates from her talking booty. Maybe she thought: You know what, my IG tl is getting crowded and I see my own butt every day anyway. Or maybe she thought: Maybe this isn’t the type of person you encourage on social media. 

In any case, the person who runs bellasbooty is distraught. Since then they have only posted blank black images, with impassioned text imploring Bella to refollow. There is no booty now, only nothingness. 

There are a lot of interesting things happening in and around this, if you can lift the rock: objectification as a legitimized form of brand marketing; consensual and non-consensual forms of evangelism; fair use as it applies not only to photographs but also body parts; the arrival (or decline?) of fan fiction as just another marketing channel; the utter irrelevance of copyright (remember copyright?) on Instagram; under-age women as property (and/or: celebrities as digital commons); the difference between brand ambassador and potential threat. 

Anyway. We’ve all idolized a celebrity at some point. Many of us have created tributes to those celebrities. Very few of us have actually been recognized by the celebrity for doing so. But then! To be shunned, cast out, to have our creation dismissed. To be unfollowed. That’s where things get dark.

littlebrown:

Edan Lepucki is a signing speed demon. She tore through pre-ordered copies of her debut California over at Powell’s last week.

It hurts my wrists to even look at this. 

I rarely have to physically sign anything anymore, and the times I do I’m like

because I am a giant baby

Behind and Beyond Comedy Central's The Half-Hour: A Conversation with the Comedians →

caseymalone:

This thing I’ve been chipping away at since March finally dropped! I interviewed Fortune Feimster, Mark Normand, Chris Gethard, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Braunohler and Ron Funches about doing The Half Hour. I really, really enjoyed talking to them. 

I have tons and tons more interview material, so another piece may be coming. Or I may just post the stories here, because everyone had amazing stuff to say that fell outside the scope of the piece.

I don’t follow stand-up very closely so I don’t know these people but everything they had to say about preparation and writing and working within constraints was super good. Casey did a good job with this interview. 

Mom and Dad and Me — Medium →

bobbyfinger:

Wrote some fanfic.

This is important to me

Oh God, I Spent $494.04 Playing the Kim Kardashian Hollywood App →

embfitz:

Oh God, I saw this in the app store a couple of days ago and almost went for it

I’ve been playing this! As soon as Kim announced that she had a game coming out I was like: Welp, that’s for me.

My starlet’s name is Koatl and she is strikingly beautiful. 

The character Kustomization is definitely my favorite part. It took me a WHILE to decide the perfect hair and makeup for Koatl but rest assured I fully immersed myself in the task. 

I’m on board with freemium games but the K stars are really expensive and all I really want to do is try on new outfits and do photoshoots. I don’t care as much about the missions or becoming a bigger celebrity or managing my social media, I really just want cooler clothes. I became a D-list celeb and haven’t spent any money yet, but I kind of need to decide how much having a better wardrobe is really worth to me at this point. Which is very real.

Also, activities like talking to your agent and Kim and running around town aren’t bad, but I got to a part where I had to flirt with someone and I was terrible at it and I ran out of Energy, which was also very real. 

This is my review of a game.

  • Robert: ♫ No, you're a very special girl, not because you're bright. Not JUST because you're bright. You're a very special girl, Juuuuunnne!
  • April: I came out to have a good time and I honestly feel so attacked right now.