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Warning: like the title implies, this is an angry rant about creepy things.  There may also be swearing.

I'm really really sick of this "cool" trend of people doing horrible things to each other as a joke.  It doesn't matter if you were giggling or not when you did it, it is still something you did.  It is real.  And it's creepy.

What the hell is this trend of taking pictures of "hot guys reading on the subway"?  So, you're secretly taking pictures of random strangers in public and placing them in a gallery for oggling hotness?  That.  Is.  Creepy!  And I don't care, "oh, but guys do that to girls all the time."  Yes, they do, and it's WRONG.  And I speak up about that, and I'm constantly told to "deal with it," to shut up for being an uptight feminist.  And now if I say something, I "don't know how to take a joke."  Um, no, how about don't do that?  How about, people should be safe to take public transit without being spied on, without their images being secretly collected for a joke, or for a meme, or for the viewing pleasure of thousands of anonymous strangers.  What if public transit could just be for people to get from Point A to Point B?  This isn't Pokémon Snap.  This is real life.  These are real people.

And what the fuck is this joke of sneaking up on people and cutting off their hair?  That's assault.  And the comment section is full of "lol, yes, they deserve it" - and some of that comes from people I know who I really thought wouldn't say that.  It's a sad day when you see that kind of "joke" encouraged by people who have previously spoken out about human rights and freedom and public safety.  Yes, it's just a joke, but it's REALLY going up to someone and REALLY cutting their hair off.  To clarify, that is forcibly altering something about a person's body without their permission.  Why is that allowed?  (Although, to be fair, there have been many other people who commented that the joke went too far, so maybe I'm not so crazy for seeing it that way). 

There's another video accompanying it, saying it was staged, but... the comments in the first video include people saying how it's a great idea and they want to do the same, in some cases naming specific people.  One guy said he wanted to do it to his teacher.  Someone else said he doesn't like one-year-old babies with short-hair ponytails and he wants to do this to them.  So, just to be clear, because of this joke, there is now someone out there who wants to assault babies.  And there is a chance that when he does so, everyone will think it's okay because "it's a joke."  And if I speak up, I'm the one who can't take a joke.

How about this?  How about, before you jump on a meme or play a "joke" on someone, you stop for two seconds and actually think about what you're about to do to another human being.  And, when someone tells you, "what you're doing is wrong and creepy," before you snark at them for ruining all your fun, think about what if maybe they're right and you shouldn't be taking creep shots of people.  No, it is not harmless.  It identifies real people and places them in a creepy context and, if nothing else, it's something you're doing to another human being without their knowledge and permission.  If you're going to laugh at that, and even participate in it, you don't really have an excuse when someone does that to you.
Arthur Is Delusional by CaptainQuirk
Arthur Is Delusional
This was a lot of fun to make!  It took a LOT of work but I'm so happy with the final result.  I'm writing and recording a number of anime filks for FAWM.  If you want to hear me sing all my other songs, they'll be here until next January when they clear the site.  This is the only song I'll make a video for, though (nor do I really feel like going back and fixing the art mistakes OTL).

Just a note, in this song I sing about a bunch of characters criticizing their friend for being "delusional."  I'm not actually making fun of real mental illness.  This is referring to something that's harmless in the context of the show, so that's what I'm doing here.  I'm not taking aim at anybody.

"Hetalia" (c) Hidekaz Himaruya.
"What Makes You Beautiful" (c) One Direction or whatever label they're with.
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So I'm writing this here because I have no idea what else to do with myself.  There was this musician whose music I loved and whom I totally idolized.  Long story short, we had a brief conversation on social media and he was a little bit of a jerk to me.  Maybe I'm oversensitive - yes, I am definitely oversensitive - but it really shook me up.  So, because I have no one to talk to, I logged into Twitter to see if I had any friends still there so I could distract myself.  Aaaand I see a picture of another musical artist who I have LOVED for more than half my life - guess what?  She's joined PETA.

I think this is a case of "never meet your heroes."  Like, I'm not going to tell these artists what to do, but when you lose respect for someone you've idolized for many, many years, it hurts.  Also, I'm mentally defective, so I respond to strongly to everything (thanks a lot, brain).

Anyway... I think all I have left in the world now are fictional characters. 
[to the tune of “Basket Case” by Green Day]

Do you want to hear
About your darkest fears
And the end of the world in the Third Impact?
Giant war machines,
With pilots age 14,
No wonder everyone is mentally cracked.

It’s not a future we deserve.
Don’t think I trust the folks at NERV.
It all keeps adding up,
So, Shinji, hurry up.
I know you’re scared but there’s a world to save.

The Evas don’t work
At least one went berserk.
It looks like we’re all going to end up dead.
Asuka’s got no heart
And Rei is falling apart
And Shinji’s hiding underneath the bed.

Sometimes I’m shocked they’re still alive
Why do they let Misato drive?
When you hear Shinji say, I mustn’t run away
You know he’s gonna run.
Oh, there he goes.

What the hell is that
Coming out of the sky?

So much I didn’t want to know.
There’s too much fluid in this show.
It all keeps adding up.
So, Shinji, hurry up.
I know you’re scared but there’s a world to save.
Shinji's (not) a Basket Case
I wrote this for FAWM. This year I'm doing an album of anime filks, so if you want to hear me sing this or find my other songs, it's all here: fawm.org/fawmers/captainquirk/

This might be in the wrong DA category. :shrug:
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It's almost February and that means it's almost time for February Album Writing Month.  It's like NaNoWriMo, but for songs.  See fawm.org for more info, and to sign up. :D If you want to be FAWM buddies, my name there is CaptainQuirk

I'm going to do an album of anime-themed filks (or parody songs, or whatever you want to call them).  I'm very much looking forward to singing in my horrible, horrible voice :iconcanadawtfplz: and generally making a fool of myself.  Who's with me?

Also, I wanted to share these things that I found online.  Like this video:



And this article satirizing those overly happy self-help posts iambeggingmymothernottoreadthi…

And finally, this:  Someone made a tumblr for each of the Sailor Senshi - like, really, they did a really good job of it.  It's not an RP.  It's just... what if the senshi had tumblrs. sailormoonlife.tumblr.com/post…
Warning: like the title implies, this is an angry rant about creepy things.  There may also be swearing.

I'm really really sick of this "cool" trend of people doing horrible things to each other as a joke.  It doesn't matter if you were giggling or not when you did it, it is still something you did.  It is real.  And it's creepy.

What the hell is this trend of taking pictures of "hot guys reading on the subway"?  So, you're secretly taking pictures of random strangers in public and placing them in a gallery for oggling hotness?  That.  Is.  Creepy!  And I don't care, "oh, but guys do that to girls all the time."  Yes, they do, and it's WRONG.  And I speak up about that, and I'm constantly told to "deal with it," to shut up for being an uptight feminist.  And now if I say something, I "don't know how to take a joke."  Um, no, how about don't do that?  How about, people should be safe to take public transit without being spied on, without their images being secretly collected for a joke, or for a meme, or for the viewing pleasure of thousands of anonymous strangers.  What if public transit could just be for people to get from Point A to Point B?  This isn't Pokémon Snap.  This is real life.  These are real people.

And what the fuck is this joke of sneaking up on people and cutting off their hair?  That's assault.  And the comment section is full of "lol, yes, they deserve it" - and some of that comes from people I know who I really thought wouldn't say that.  It's a sad day when you see that kind of "joke" encouraged by people who have previously spoken out about human rights and freedom and public safety.  Yes, it's just a joke, but it's REALLY going up to someone and REALLY cutting their hair off.  To clarify, that is forcibly altering something about a person's body without their permission.  Why is that allowed?  (Although, to be fair, there have been many other people who commented that the joke went too far, so maybe I'm not so crazy for seeing it that way). 

There's another video accompanying it, saying it was staged, but... the comments in the first video include people saying how it's a great idea and they want to do the same, in some cases naming specific people.  One guy said he wanted to do it to his teacher.  Someone else said he doesn't like one-year-old babies with short-hair ponytails and he wants to do this to them.  So, just to be clear, because of this joke, there is now someone out there who wants to assault babies.  And there is a chance that when he does so, everyone will think it's okay because "it's a joke."  And if I speak up, I'm the one who can't take a joke.

How about this?  How about, before you jump on a meme or play a "joke" on someone, you stop for two seconds and actually think about what you're about to do to another human being.  And, when someone tells you, "what you're doing is wrong and creepy," before you snark at them for ruining all your fun, think about what if maybe they're right and you shouldn't be taking creep shots of people.  No, it is not harmless.  It identifies real people and places them in a creepy context and, if nothing else, it's something you're doing to another human being without their knowledge and permission.  If you're going to laugh at that, and even participate in it, you don't really have an excuse when someone does that to you.

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Vodka-And-Maple Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
//Thanks for the llama!
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SakataKin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Thank you for the llama!
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princessdarkangel61 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama!on my birth day too!
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CaptainQuirk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
OMG, it was just my birthday also!  Happy birthday!
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princessdarkangel61 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!
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Rainbow-Acey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*casually walks by and just sets a large delicious billion-tier cake right here* 8-)
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CaptainQuirk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Why, thank you! :excited: :D :lol:
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Aruhane Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
This is a bit late I know but thanks a lot for the llama! :D (Big Grin)
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Rainbow-Acey Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so the other day I was vegetating in my living room watching tv with a parent and a commercial came on amidst the sports about fantasy football.
It had a theme song that sounded really really familiar but I couldn't pinpoint it.
Turns out I swear it's just like the Monsterville theme song. >.>
the commercial was for Fanduel. Have you heard the song? ...just curious if you might've and noticed the similarities.
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CaptainQuirk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Thanks for letting me know, by the way. :)
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