we’re taking a group of people who have insider knowledge of the English language (or at least a good grasp of it) and placing them in a new, unfamiliar, virtual space. This space introduces visual aids to language in the form of photos and gifs, the ability to comment on someone else’s text in a reblog and the ability to communicate a lot of information in very few words using hashtags. We also see the creation of tone in a toneless medium. In order to simulate conversational patterns in writing we SHOUT WHEN WE’RE SUPER EXCITED or *psssst whisper when we’re pretending to tell someone a secret while perfectly aware that anyone on the internet can read what we’re saying.* slash the coolest bit tho is that u can like ironically forgo all capitalization and punctuation just write in a weird speech pattern its ok everyone will still understand maybe it even helps read the text more quickly because nothing is interrupting the flow of words
In short, this dialect results when people who already share a language are given new tools. The result isn’t a butchering of English language but a creative experiment with it. Am I claiming that the Internet as a whole is operating on a level of postmodernism that would make Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon seem like novices? maybe i am maybe im not u punk wut of it like who r u to tell me otherwise
Tia Baheri: “Your Ability to Can Even: A Defense of Internet Linguistics" | The Toast
when u want to complain about something but u literally cannot talk to anyone about said thing
Moms & kittens.
oh. my. god.
I took a castle boat out to Nakajima~
The absolute coolest (and creepiest) part of the whole path was this abandoned kindergarten. I really wanted to hop the barrier and get closer (since there was zero security and literally just a low rope surrounding the building) but just as I was about to step over, a dude came around the corner on his bike… so that didn’t work out.
I’m planning on going back at an earlier hour (I went at noon and the sun made taking pictures really annoying) so maybe I’ll be able to get closer then~ Plus there’s another walking path along the other side of the mountain I want to check out as well ^^
"It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones."
Nelson Mandela (via maarnayeri)
shirts that get tight around the armpit
I FUCKING HATE THIS SITE. IM FUCKING DONE OKAY. THE FACT THAT I CAN FEEL WHAT EMOTION THAT STUPID LITTLE PICTURE WITH THE FACE ON THE GOD DAMN SLICE OF CAKE IS TRYING TO PORTRAY MAKES ME WANT TO PUNCH FUCKING A WALL