I just created a saved, Dropbox version of the Penny Arcade forums thread where Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff first originated, with the image links of original poster the_Willard and the SBaHJ image embeds of Andrew’s all fixed. This way you can link it to livebloggers first reading Homestuck with an explanation! (I’m about to send this one to lavablog.)
I also prepared an even shorter tinyurl link for you if necessary:
SBaHJ is much more hilarious when you understand how and why it began. Here’s the explanation I would pair with it, when sending it to livebloggers:
In order to TRULY understand the genius of SBaHJ, you have to understand that its origin predates Homestuck and why: tinyurl*com/sbahjoriginarchive Start skimming that thread to get an idea of what it was about, and read THE REST in earnest once Andrew Hussie chimes in on page 2 w/ username “S_O”, then known for the stick-figure-like Problem Sleuth. Andrew not only satire’d the original poster devastatingly, but now makes piles of money off SBaHJ merch. He is the GREATEST TROLL OF ALL TIME.
Hope you find it useful! If you think the linked archive needs any more changes or fixes (besides one image of Willard’s that’s still broken on Page 3), let me know.
Darling, your poetry is wonderful. I just bought your book "What We Buried" & I can't wait for it to come in the mail! I'm also a starving poet and I was wondering if you had any words of advice for new poets? (especially on how to stay motivated and keep on going)
Thank you so much for buying my book and supporting me! As for the second part, here it is:
Believe in yourself. Make it about you. Wanting your work to be recognized and respected is not the same thing as writing for other peoples’ approval.
You are enough. Your thoughts and feelings are valid. Be patient with your work and let it grow. I can’t tell you how many times I used to cringe reading my old work, but I grew to respect it.
You learn to look at it and appreciate how far you’ve come and how far you are going to go.
My dad always says this to me, and it’s really helped keep things in perspective:
“There’s always one asshole in a crowd”.
So you can’t please everyone. You cannot write with the goal of making other people happy. Write your truth. YOUR truth. Know your hurt and your happy. Know everything in between and don’t apologize for it. Someone, somewhere, is going to dislike what you do, and that’s okay. Why? Because you don’t do it for them. It never feels good to know that someone doesn’t like your work, but it isn’t the end and it doesn’t mean that you aren’t talented.
In short, be true. Be terrified and be fearless and go back and forth and have your bad days and have your good days, but never give it up. It is a brave thing. It always has been and it always will be.
“Start by wiping the blood off of his chin and
pretending to understand.
Repeat to yourself
“I won’t leave you, I won’t leave you”
until you fall asleep and dream of the place
where nothing is red.
When is a monster not a monster?
Oh, when you love it.”—Caitlyn Siehl, Start Here (via alonesomes)
I'm a 16 year old girl & haven't gotten ANY shots / physicals since I was in Kindergarden . I attend public school without my vaccinations etc etc etc and my school allows me to attend with no hesitation. It's my body, my rights. I don't have to put any shit in it that I don't want to. And I'm still very healthy to this day. 5"4 118 lbs.
Ok, y’all need to stop because this is getting embarrassing. I’m starting to lose my temper.
So just because in all your 16 years you have never gotten sick doesn’t mean that vaccines aren’t necessary. I’m 25 and I have never been in a car accident- that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to wear a seatbelt or check my mirrors when I change lanes. Your personal experience- and the experience of any one individual unvaccinated person- DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. AT ALL. PERIOD. If you weren’t as selfish and clueless as the vibe I’m getting, you’d thank your vaccinated classmates and fellow citizens for your streak of good health. Your height to weight ratio has nothing to do with vaccines or sometimes even if you are healthy, ps.
You don’t wanna put ‘shit’ in your body? Cool. Don’t. But stay the hell away from the doctor’s office or the ER if you or someone in your house comes down with something, because the only way to fix it is to put ‘shit’ in your body to keep you from dying or having chronic life-altering after effects. And obviously the latter isn’t a priority.
Actually… You don’t trust vaccines? Fine! Why stop there! Don’t use inhalers to prevent status asthmaticus, don’t use birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy and help horrific menstrual cramps, don’t use aspirin to help a headache, don’t use chemotherapy to cure cancer, don’t use insulin to keep type 1 diabetics out of fatal comas, don’t use neosporin to keep your skinned knee from getting infected.
Because if you don’t trust the science behind vaccines, why trust the rest of it?