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burning, boiling, and drinking bad wine at miller park.

burning, boiling, and drinking bad wine at miller park.

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A woman is only vulnerable when her nail polish is drying, and even then she can still pull a trigger.

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sometimes, i rant.

why are people so preoccupied with followers?
like, really, how has this become a relevant status symbol in our society?

yes, it’s nice to have people like, comment, and reblog things that you post.
that i get.
there is a sense of solidarity and community in that.
finding people who may live across the country—or even the world—who you have something in common with.
there seems to be an inordinate amount of people on this site who consider themselves to be introverts, and that sense of community provides healthy interactions for those who may not feel that sense of sameness with their peers in real life.
cool. 

what i don’t understand is why people feel like they can control that environment.
like, “i’m unfollowing everybody who doesn’t reblog *insert popular social justice or charity movement here*.
this is my blog, not yours. you don’t get to tell me what to put on it.
and quite frankly, go for it—unfollow me. what exactly am i losing out on in this situation? a number on my sidebar? is that supposed to matter?

why has that number become so important to people that they feel their presence as a ‘follower’ is some sort of commodity?
i don’t remember agreeing to this contract. i don’t remember agreeing to trade my autonomy for your follow. 

and is this number really so important that you take the time to follow every single blog you come across, in the hopes that they will follow you back?
another social contract, by the way, which i do not recall agreeing to.
i do not follow back. and it isn’t my responsibility to advertise that upfront just so you don’t get confused.

i like a wide variety of things, and i follow blogs that post things that i like.
i was under the impression that that was the purpose of this whole ‘tumblr’ thing.
to find, compile, and share the things that one enjoys.
so, you know, it’s nothing personal if someone doesn’t follow you back.

if you do follow me, i’m really glad that you came across my blog and liked some of the things that i post.
i’m glad that you’re willing to subject yourself to this clusterfuck of fandoms, cats, and pretty kitchens.
i like that idea of camaraderie with complete strangers, shared through the simple interaction of liking and reblogging things. i check out every blog that follows me. 

but if it looks like you post a lot of things that I’m not in to, i’m probably not going to follow back. my internet connection is slow, and i don’t have the patience to weed through a bunch of stuff i’m not interested in.
it’s nothing personal—we just have different tastes. 

so if you’re just looking for a number to add to your collection of followers, this is not the blog you’re looking for.
there is no point in adding me for a few days, then unfollowing me when you notice that i’m not following back.
there is no point in adding me again, then unfollowing me again after another few days when i’m still not following back.
there is no point following me and sending a message asking if i’ll check out your blog, only to unfollow me after a few days whether i end up following you or not.

that is such a weird thing to do.
it’s like walking up to someone on the street, striking up a conversation about shared interests, then walking away to tell someone else that you don’t really care for that person, but they consider you a friend. because you’re just so popular.
that really negates the whole purpose of the “internet camaraderie” thing, given that it isn’t even genuine.

why is that number so important to you that you would put that much work into basically conning people into raising it?

i am just so confused.
i get that there is a modern social significance to all of this, i just can’t understand why.

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Album Art

fall out boy—"chicago is so two years ago"

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