peakcapitolism:

Now I’m sure this is gonna surprise you but the tvtropes article on postcyberpunk is shit

basically its analysis is “eventually people realized that corporations weren’t going to become evil megacorps and that surveillance wouldn’t be all encompassing”

UHHH

I actually feel like postcyberpunk tends to be a more distrubing genre than cyberpunk, cyberpunk saw a disruptive potential in technology and takes the perspective of the dispossessed who use technology to fight back.  Postcyberpunk views technology as potentially both supportive of disruption and hierarchy and tends to have far more disenfranchised marginal groups.

Like shit Ghost in the Shell is ‘post’ cyberpunk but that world is an even worse police state than Neuromancer

…They think Transmetropolitan fits the category of “postcyberpunk” based on that definition.

What the fuck.

And apparently Pacific Rim is too because it includes technology and optimism??

This article is godawful.

(Source: cisyphus, via peakcapitolism)

crotchgiving:

animay-tiddies:

The last straw

/r9k/ You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.

crotchgiving:

animay-tiddies:

The last straw

/r9k/ You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.

(via peakcapitolism)

something bad is happening right now

theanti90smovement:

[link to an article from 2009]

signal boost!

Why doesn’t this have more notes? I don’t care if this doesn’t fit your theme, if you don’t reblog this your trash!

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cucumberofficial:

stormingtheivory:

GOD DAMMIT THIS ZUCCHINI IS A CUCUMBER I’VE BEEN TRICKED AGAIN

Cucumbers will force themselves into the lives of people if need be. You must have needed the cucumber.

[narrows eyes]

Yooooooou did this didn’t you?

GOD DAMMIT THIS ZUCCHINI IS A CUCUMBER I’VE BEEN TRICKED AGAIN

cognitivedissonance:

And assholes still think women aren’t punished for speaking out…

Remember that Tumblr Social Justice is totally just as bad though. Both sides have something valid to say freedom of speech neutrality robble robble love me I’m a liberal

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"Let us now broach a firkin to Durkin,
Addicted to jerkin’ his gherkin;
His wife said, “Now Durkin,
By jerkin’ your gherkin
You’re shirkin’ you firkin’—you bastard!”"

A limerick that I’m going to use in my thesis to critique and oppose key points of contemporary Affect Theory, I swear to god I’m gonna do it. (via stormingtheivory)

I just wrote this section up and it’s super rough but I think my basic argument is good.

Essentially what I’m saying is that the experience of humor here comes from the recognition of the limerick structure, and that recognition is culturally situated. The affective response of laughter here is thus not “unmediated” or something that exists prior to culture but something that emerges from culture, albeit alongside other auditory or visual pleasures.

One recurring thought I have RE: Ferguson is that absences are huge. Not just the absence of an arrest of Darren Wilson, but absent utterances like the utter absence of race as a topic in the White House’s response to the petition for laws curtailing police powers and militarization, or the absence of non-coded hate speech utterances…

Not sure what to do with that exactly but it’s interesting that while sometimes the metaconversation is about present images/utterances for Ferguson the metaconversation is just as much about absences.

ponett:

this shit just keeps getting funnier and funnier every time i think “this ‘movement’ can’t become any more of a joke” i wake up the next day and shit like this happens

ponett:

this shit just keeps getting funnier and funnier every time i think “this ‘movement’ can’t become any more of a joke” i wake up the next day and shit like this happens

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