Never confuse movement with actions.
Reblogged from dgaider
Did you know that many words don’t mean what they “traditionally” mean? And by “traditionally” I mean the definitions one might find in, say, a dictionary, as opposed to the natural evolution of language. Said evolution is in and of itself often quite eyeroll-inducing (see additions of “irregardless” or Internet acronyms like “lol” to the dictionary), but not so much as when people misuse words for their own purposes.
Their purpose, of course, being the desire to make their opinion on something an objective fact— it’s not enough simply to dislike something, after all. One’s dislike needs to be based on provable evidence, so anyone’s disagreement can be said to therefore be objectively incorrect. Because argument on the Internet is serious business.
Thus the misuse gets spread far and wide and becomes generally accepted as a new definition. No-one questions it, lest one get accused of being a “grammar nazi”— which is as bad as being a real Nazi, I’m led to believe— and nobody wants that.
So, a quick primer on what some common words and phrases actually mean on the Internet. You’ll thank me later.
Reblogged from upsettingshorts
In case anyone was wondering if Chris Priestly was still being gross on Twitter.
God this asshole again
What the fuck is his problem
Gross. Fuck this guy.
He makes me so, so angry, but Bioware makes me even more angry for turning a blind eye.
Ugh. It’s also telling how he responds to this stuff.
I’m disappointed that Bioware is (apparently) okay with their community manager repeatedly displaying this type of behavior.
Seriously Bioware, this is the guy you want to send to events?
Reblogged from doctorwho
Matt and David