I’m starting to think that instead of vampires as a metaphor for oppressed people, we really need to start using vampirism as a metaphor for privilege.
Like, yes, you’re a vampire and you probably can’t help that, and sometimes people will freak the fuck out when you’re coming at them even if it’s just to ask if you can borrow a cup of sugar for your blood muffins or something, and you’re like, “Hey, don’t judge me just because I’m a vampire!”
And then a human’s like, “Um, well, historically, vampires tend to attack us humans and drink our blood.”
And sure, your first instinct is to go “Hey, I’m one of the good vampires! I have a subscription service at a blood bank and everything!”, but… that… doesn’t change the fact that historically, yeah, vampires have survived by eating humans. Any changing perception of vampires is going to have to start with vampires.
So instead of protesting your innocence, you have to start by going to find other vampires and being like “Hey guys, we have to stop eating humans.”
And unfortunately, a lot of vampires are gonna think they’re already doing everything they need to to be Good Vampires, and this needs to be combatted. Being a Good Vampire is a never-ending struggle, and it’s not very rewarding, but it’s what has to be done.
And some humans will never, ever stop being suspicious of you, and you’ll have to accept that. Humans don’t owe you their respect just because you’re doing them the basic service of not flapping into their bedrooms at night and biting their necks. That’s like, the bare minimum of not being an asshole vampire. And some humans will probably still make jokes about how vampires can’t go in the sun without burning up and how they have no reflections and how for some reason they think “Alucard” is actually a cute baby name, but you’ll just have to deal with that, because they’re coping with the fact that this is an entire population of things that historically have always eaten them.
But it’s not about you. It’s about making the world safer for humans, and combatting it every damn time you see another vampire planning out a good old-fashioned round of feasting on virgins in nightgowns, and saying “Okay, no, that’s really offensive” the next time one of your vampire buddies refers to a human as a bloodbag, and generally working overtime to present a pro-human standpoint.
Because really, what good does it do to make the monsters the oppressed ones?
Every one of those 12,000+ notes should read Carpe Jugulum. Because it’s basically this, but a novel, and funny, and observant, and with a great female lead to boot. (I’m pretty sure @meganphntmgrl has, if my memory is worth anything.)
Some Very British Problems (x)
As a British person, I admit that this Twitter account is the most accurate thing about British people ever.
Either I assimilated well before I got here or these are problems inherited by Canada as well.
Also one time he was supposed to write a violin and piano duet, and he wrote the violin part, but he didn’t really feel like writing the piano part, or was too lazy etc. When the concert came up (he played the piano while a fiend played the violin) he set up a blank piece of paper (so people would think he was reading music) and improvised. After the concert he wrote it down so it could be published
Mozart was awesome hands down
Secret to life: Just walk in and own it
1. The Plague by Albert Camus
2. The Brideshead Generation by Humphrey Carpenter
3. Affinity by Sarah Waters
4. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6. King Lear by William Shakespeare
7. The Quest for Corvo by Julian Symons
8. Halfway Heaven by Melanie Thernstrom
9. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey
10. The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot
Tagging absolutely anyone who would like to do this: no pressure ;)
Because I should rather be sleeping …
In no particular order:
1. Watership Down by Richard Adams
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
3. Redwall (really, the first 6 books in the series, as a whole), by Brian Jacques
4. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (is it a book, though? It’s dead on the page.)
5. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
6. The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard (obviously)
7. I See Satan Fall Like Lightning by René Girard
8. Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
9. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
10. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Shout out to Carlos Benavides, the coffee guy for the animators of Disney’s Frozen
You go, Carlos.
fan base for carlos
die hard Carlos fan right here
Carlos Benavides is a long time caffeinator for Disney! He provided caffeination for
- Meet The Robinsons
- Whinnie the Pooh
OMG GUYS. IT’S HIM!!!!!!
HIS LEGACY CONTINUITIES IN BIG HERO 6
Carlos is legitimately the best. I am so glad non-Disney people have noticed him in the credits.