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Suffers from an extreme case of wanderlust.
Queen of Car Dancing & Madame of the Mixtape.
Lusts at anything literary.

Crazy in love.

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23 April 13

edwardspoonhands:

THIS. IS. INFURIATING.

I know that Good Morning America isn’t news, I know that they don’t matter, and I know that it doesn’t matter what they think about online video. But after watching this puffy hatchet job, I could not not post about it. Let’s just go through this point by point.

  1. Jenna Marbles is the “Queen of Clicks.” This is a seemingly innocuous phrase, but it’s indicative of the attitude here, making Jenna’s success not about the significance of what she does, but about a meaningless activity that other people do “clicking.” It removes all significance from the interaction people have with Jenna. This is what we call a backhanded compliment. 
  2. “So Many teens and tweens hanging on her every word.” This is GMA’s attempt at attempting to make this story relevant to the people (moms) who watch their show. Except they miss the point that MOST OF THOSE MOMS WATCH JENNA MARBLES! They have no idea…NOT IDEA of Jenna’s reach because (apparently) they have NEVER USED AN INTERNET.
  3. Which is pretty insane considering that apparently she has “over a billion followers” on YouTube. This is a fact that can be checked and found wanting with a very limited understanding of reality (never mind the internet) since only 750 million people in the world SPEAK ENGLISH.
  4. “She may just be the most famous person you’ve never heard of.” Another backhanded compliment. 
  5. Next we compare her facebook to JLaw and her instagram to Oprah…more attempts to connect with the issues moms in America really care about.
  6. “And all for making videos about, well, nothing.” REALLY?! DID YOU WATCH ANY OF THE VIDEOS?! First, comedy doesn’t have to be about something. But more importantly, Jenna’s videos aren’t about nothing, they’re about culture and sexism and growing up. Hiding in amongst all that “nothing” are often poignant insights.

And now we arrive at the interview portion, which is the most frustrating for me, and has to be much worse for Jenna. They intersperse Jenna’s comments with the most inane and out of context clips they can find, and then ask Jenna a total of TWO QUESTIONS.

1. What does it feel like to get a bunch of views? Which is innocuous.

…and the kicker…

2. Do you think you deserve to have as many fans as you do?

Which is just…makes me…on fire…flames!

The only way to ask that question is if you, as an interviewer, have made your mind up that the person does NOT deserve their success. And in the end, that’s how the entire segment feels to me, a bunch of people making fun of a creator who they are threatened by and who they do not understand. And of course they’re threatened by it, Jenna Marbles (on her own, with a cheap camera) can make a video that gets more viewed by more people than an episode of Good Morning America. 

Instead of talking about anything interesting or criticizing Jenna for legitimate reasons (which they could have done) GMA spent five minutes making fun of one of the most influential creators that exists in the world right now. But what’s worse is they didn’t criticize her for legitimate reasons, they made fun of her for NOT MATTERING…for not being important…for being a meaningless cultural blip that they’re certain will just disappear. You wanna talk about something ridiculous…it’s you GMA, not Jenna.

Again, I don’t care that GMA doesn’t care about online video. I’m happy flying under the cultural radar for another few years, doing interesting things without legacy media paying attention (or, even with them actively attempting to marginalize us.) But I couldn’t watch this load of BS without commenting on it. 

So Jenna, while I don’t agree with everything you’ve ever said, you absolutely deserve your success. You are innovative, intelligent, and hilarious. GMA is acting like you’re the new girl in school that all the cute boys like better than them and, guess what, you are.

Reblogged: edwardspoonhands

27 February 13

Daily Dose of Aural Excellence (2/27):

1957 by Milo Greene

On repeat.

6 October 11

this is the way endings always come; abrupt and unmindful of what might become
of a future tense like those sharp-cornered engravings left on public picnic tables, that love-made with a knife on a old twisting tree.
haughty, as if a word would outlive wood,
haughty, as if a boy and a girl might outlive a word and -these are the things i think about when
my head is in opposition with my heart and i can picture a million different endings in media res, guided by perspective, guided by hope, grounded with the past, a gasp at how quickly a memory can fade without fuel to feed it.

There was a time that I could write and I fucking miss it. I miss having an outlet.

Posted: 7:41 PM

Daily Dose of Aural Excellence (10/6):

Meant by Elizaveta

I’m probably going to go sit in my bathtub and drink wine all night to this song on repeat. True story.

4 October 11

Daily Dose of Aural Excellence (10/4)

Andrew Belle (Ft. Katie Herzig (WHO I LOVE!) — Static Waves

the static waves across the screen
define this notion
back and forth and in between
like my emotion
and i know youre never gonna understand
and wont you slow this down oh if you can

3 October 11

Daily Dose of Aural Excellence:

Going chill today…

Horse Feathers - Curs In The Weeds

One of my all time fave songs by them is Working Poor but really I heart all of their songs.

30 September 11

Daily Dose of Aural Excellence (9/30)

Company of Thieves — Death of Communication

I love so many of their songs…but lately this one and Oscar Wilde have been getting lots of play time on my Ipod.

Everything we’ll ever need is deep inside of our limitless beings
We struggle and we fight ‘cause it feels good to wonder why our lives are happening

29 September 11

ONE OF MY FAVE BOOKS EVER!!

andshewontsleep:

~Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close~

~video: movieclipsTRAILERS

I haven’t been this excited for a movie in a really long time. High, high hopes. If you haven’t read this book, please do yourself a favor and get to the library.

(Source: llacigart)

Reblogged: andshewontsleep

Posted: 10:27 PM

Wahh I can’t wait until November for this song to come out. It’s super catchy.

Posted: 7:39 PM

Daily Dose of Aural Excellence (9/29)

Of Monsters & Men — Little Talks

Sigur Ros has always been my favorite Icelandic band but FREAKING HELL…Of Monsters and Men is creeping up on that status with this single. I’d like to thank 104.5 Philly and my craptastic commute for allowing me to hear this a few weeks ago. REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT. It’s like how I feel about the song Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros…never gets OLD.

There’s an old voice in my head that’s holding me back
I tell her that I miss our little talks
Soon it will all be over, buried with our past
You used to play outside when you were young,
Full of life and full of love

Some days I feel like I am wrong and I am right
Your mind is playing tricks on you my dear

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh