Mist and Shadow
on a sunday morning

Prefers the feminine pronouns
Afro-Carribean, Carribean raised pagan. Personal blog for whatever strikes my fancy.
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imsoshive:

not-all-cannibals:

not-all-cannibals:

BEST PURCHASE IN THE HISTORY OF EVER
*excited umbrella-sword slashing*
*manic laughter*

in recent news I’ve been stopped by multiple security guards

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Must be nice to just be … stopped.

athleticsistas:

Serena Williams

curves on women are great, but curves on final exams are really what get me going

Project: Sleepy Hollow Summary

our-destinies-entwined:

gotsteph:

Hi all,

So there’s been a lot of talks today in regards to the Sleepy Hollow ratings for the past two weeks. Thanks to capleesi for keeping us in the loop and letting us know. While they’re not bad, they’re certainly not great compared to their competition on Monday nights. We are hoping to change that. We either want to increase the attention surrounding Sleepy Hollow or ensure Fox and Sleepy Hollow’s sponsors that we are absolutely in support of the show.

Unfortunately, we are at the mercy of the Nielsen viewers and with Fox enforcing the 8 day rule for each new episode, it makes it difficult to really show how supportive we truly are for the show. But please, please, please if you can watch it live, PLEASE do so. Apparently DVR doesn’t have much weight on ratings given the fact that people most likely fast forward through commercials. 

So here’s some suggestions:

  • Sleepy Hollow fan-base PR blog. Idea courtesty of hitggirl . Her suggestion was to create a PR blog that would promote Sleepy Hollow more. I like the idea, but we need to make it different than the other fanbase blogs we have already. I was thinking it would be something of a ‘news’ outlet for the fandom. Perhaps a way to easily find what twitter hashtags we’re using, what campaign is going on, giveaways, etc. Heck, maybe even a Sleepyhead spotlight!! This will be an unbiased forum of straight Sleepy Hollow fan information. Info that the fans need in order to show their support for the show. Names I was thinking of include: sleepyhub, sleepyhollownews, sleepyhollowcentral (let me know if you guys like this idea and we can create something ASAP)
  • Encourage HEAVY engagement of the cast. theorlandojones we would need your help with this one. If there’s anyway to encourage your fellow cast mates to be as gun-ho about live tweeting as you are, please do so. We WANT that. We WANT that interaction. We WANT to hear from the casts and see their thoughts about the episode. Tell Tom to start using twitter more and live tweet. Encourage Nicole, Lyndie, John Noble, and Katia to continue to do it as well. This worked for Scandal, so we can use this to our advantage.
  • Twitter campaign. We all know that social media is a big player in generating buzz and awareness for TV shows. In order to make sure that Sleepy Hollow trends, we need to come up with hashtags. I was thinking something easy like: #SleepyHollow, #WeloveSleepyHollow , #IamaSleepyhead, etc. (again, we can come up with a general consensus)
  • Reach out to sponsors who currently help support the show via social media. This is A BIG one guys. We need a list of known sponsors and tweet them and show them appreciation for their products while also giving a nod to sleepy hollow. Twitter is the best means of doing that.
  • Tweet the writers and producers. brownsista already posted about this here . I think it’s a great idea. Please try to be professional. If you have concerns please do so in a decent manner. Obviously show your support and love for the show and highlight what you’d like to see more of.
  • General social media campaign. Get involved in Facebook and Tumblr  (seriously, someone school the creator of this blog on how Tumblr works. I didn’t even know they had an official page and I’ve never seen this page anywhere in the tags) and show your support for the show as well as highlight some things you’d love to see more of. 
  • Fan Giveaways. Pretty easy to do and would be easily tracked if we created a Fan PR blog. Maybe we start a reblog campaign and a random blogger will get a free DVD set of season one? If we can get enough traction maybe we can have the SH team donate items, too. Fan art contests are also cool. 
  • Fundraising for a good cause. defendingabbie made a post about this earlier and suggested we take up fundraising for a good cause. This worked for Chuck, so we can use this for our advantage.  We would need a fundraiser and to latch onto a sponsor. Starbucks has been named dropped before. Target is housing the DVDs so I’m assuming they must be a sponsor as well. We need to come up with a list of big sponsors and then decide how to attack.
  • Guerilla marketing campaign. This goes back to sponsorship. I know we keep harping about Starbucks, but I know for a fact that an upcoming episode has Ichabod trying his first cup of cappuccino. On the day of the episode, we could buy cappuccinos and have little cream mustaches (similar to Ichabod’s) and post pictures showing we support Sleepy Hollow and Starbucks. We should really confirm how much weight Starbucks has in sponsorship or at the very least it may put the show on their radar.

These are just some of many tactics that have been discussed throughout the day. If you guys come up with anything else, let me know and I will update this post. But we HAVE to do something and we have to come to some kind of consensus. 

The easiest thing to do would be for everyone to live tweet next Monday and make sure that we trend. Let’s come up with a hashtag that we can all agree on and spread the word like wildfire. 

Please give feedback on whether to create a PR blog and if so, what contents should be included. 

I’m down with getting #WeloveSleepyHollow to trend next monday!!

earthgoth:

my mom threatened to kick me out today, she might be serious about it so if she is, please see if you could send some pocket change to cheesings@hotmail.com and if u can’t do that then leaving me messages of support would be much appreciated„, thank u

primadollly:

burn these statistics into your mind. never forget who it is experiencing the brunt of the prison system’s violence

"Marvel - a colossal comic company that has started to position itself as a diversity and gender equality leader in the industry"

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drakatha:

withelephantsandcoffee:

spcsnaptags:

wolvensnothere:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

Omg it was a funny episode -_- if you don’t like it, don’t watch. Yes, you have a valid point, but holy crap.

HAHA OKAY NO

"If you don’t like it shut up and don’t watch it" has its place. This is not it. Allow me to educate you on why you’re wrong.

Family Guy is a detriment. Plain and simple. Vox wasn’t too far off when they called this show “a blight on humanity”. Yeah, it has its moments where a couple of the quips they make get a laugh out of the audience. The show having long since lost its funniness isn’t the issue.

Everything this show stands for is absolutely sickening, and its more prominent in this episode than it has been in years. 

Literally everything wrong with Family guy is jam packed into this episode. Here’s a list of just some of the things I can rattle off the top of my head.

It’s generally just unpleasant. There are a lot of moments that stood out in this episode as being really fucking awful, even by Family Guy standards (Stewie kidnapping/torturing people and telling Moe his daughter is being raped as a “prank call”, Meg carving Lisa’s name into her arm, etc). Family Guy has a nasty habit of thinking shocking/disturbing = funny. It doesn’t. It’s just unpleasant and not fun to watch.

The gags are unfunny/drag on for too long. This happens in almost every modern FG episode, but it’s really bad in this one. (The car wash scene, Homer and Peter’s fight, and just the majority of the episode really).

MacFarlane is using this series as a means to jerk himself off. The amount of self gratifying bullshit that Seth threw into Simpsons Guy was nausea inducing. The entire first—what, ten minutes of the episode was about how everyone calling out MacFarlane on his racist, sexist, and generally awful bullshit are, in his eyes, a load of oversensitive braindead idiots with no senses of humor. There are ways to respectfully make jokes about awful subjects. South Park does it all the time. Family Guy does not. Not only that, but MacFarlane plugs his other shows left and right and even goes so far as to shit on Bob’s Burgers—an INFINITELY superior show—in order to fuel his own ego. He’s a LITERAL MANCHILD.

Now, let’s get to the big issue. Family Guy’s messages are absolute trash, and the fact that it still makes money means that PEOPLE ARE BUYING IT. This show’s morals are just horrific. “Sexism is what makes men men” (I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar), “Abuse victims should stay in abusive relationships for their abusers’ benefits (Seahorse Seashell Party), and that’s definitely not the worst of it. This show is teaching its primary audience everything that is wrong with society. It doesn’t matter that these ass backwards lessons are being told in the form of jokes, they’re still normalizing and enforcing ideas that NEED TO STOP.

And the only way they’re gonna stop is if we raise fucking hell about it.

Also, no. It was not a funny episode.

rambleonamazon:

assignedmale:

"When did you decide to be female/male?" #questionscisfolksneverhear

Such a simple concept. I have no idea why it confuses so many cis people.

The times I have tried to explain being transgender from my perspective, it’s met with confused stares and questions like “Why would your parents decide to raise you as a boy if you had a vagina?”

And I’d respond “No, I didn’t have a vagina. I had a penis.”

"Oh, so you were a boy! Why didn’t you just say so?"

"Because I wasn’t!"

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