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The self-social relationship offered by the authentic self-brand dovetails with what Drawing on this body of work, I suggest that authentic individuality, performed These structures set up Tumblr as an ideal site for the production of memes as part of its . Given that WSWCM has indeed inspired follower memes keyed in a . Here's What Happened When I Gave Up On Love (And Starting Giving Into Me). External I chased the idea of getting the perfect guy the perfect relationship. See, that's what the app is perfect for. Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don't wanna. Quotes · Posts · Likes · Archive · Doing what you do is freedom, liking what you do.
The amount of time it takes to grieve is different as well. How someone grieves even more so. Sometimes, you even sound like her… Do you remember this place?
Do you have any of her memories? We were right here, over 5, years ago. SU Wiki I get it. She did the science. She experimented on plants and made gem hybrids.
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Steven is a new person. He was born a completely new individual. In Lion 3, Rose says, Rose: This world is full of so many possibilities. Each living thing has an entirely unique experience.
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The sights they see, the sounds they hear. The lives they live are so complicated… a-and so simple. SU Wiki I mentioned in her character analysis how important individuality and choice was to her. She wants him to have a unique experience, not be Rose 2. Rose says this herself. Why cause this much suffering and pain? Why draw it out for this long?
What was the point of the grief if Rose was never really gone anyway. What do they gain from it? In reality, a lot of families have single parents, have multiple guardians raising a child, have extended families involved in one way or another. In reality, many people have lost loved ones. And because SU strives to mirror the reality of relationships, what kind of message does it send should she manage to return?
That to me, is a more compelling narrative. And after all the gains that everyone left behind has made in the show, these characters deserve the same respect. We can be everything they wanted us to be and much more.
We can go on living, because they worked hard to create a world that we could cherish every day. All the gems lost during the war deserve to be mourned as well, but it never ends with mourning. They fought to make lives better, as Rose did. To do them justice would be to work towards that world in the small ways that we can, which leads to the next point. Steven is obviously human. He needs to eat, sleep, go to the washroom, breathe, and a lot of other things. And he obviously looks like a young Greg too.
Greg knew that in beautiful irony, the half of their relationship who could technically live forever would be the one to pass away first. But he said yes. And of all his guardians, he talks about Rose more openly and candidly without being prompted by Steven.
Greg has not replaced Rose with Steven. Greg has allowed Steven to make his own choices. He made sure Steven really did want to do this. He wants Steven to feel that the latter can back out of this any time, that he has a choice.
His reaction in Laser Light Canon is a clear indicator. Talking about Rose to Steven in the storage unit was more or less fine. Greg is still healing, and what I really liked about Mr.
Greg was that it addressed something big about his healing process: Much of it involves not engaging with Pearl. I love your stuff though.
Because Rose and Pearl got along well. And his banter with Pearl changed dramatically from We Need to Talk to how it is now. You know that, right?
SU Wiki This exchange happens before the titular talk, before things got serious. When did Greg say he and Pearl stopped getting along?
As in, it stopped being a phase. It stopped being like all the other men. After this, he never calls her out again. These structures set up Tumblr as an ideal site for the production of memes as part of its remix culture, whilst still adhering to certain connective features of other social networks. To provide some context, the founder WSWCM blog boasted 50, new Tumblr followers in the month following its creation inwith independent traffic reports logging the number of page views as one to two million per day Casserly.
Each post on the founder WSWCM is on average liked and reblogged by hundreds of other Tumblr users, but its significance, which I consider here, lies in the way that it has been taken up in a prolific variety of follower meme blogs.
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The follower memes I consider here adapt the GIF-reaction format which is used to narrate everyday experiences of youthful femininity. GIFs are moving photo files excerpting about three seconds of movement from popular culture ranging from film, television and YouTube videos. The imitation of the follower blogs is strategic: The emergence of the WSWCM follower blogs is a dynamic one which, I suggest, has catalysed the founder to intensify its claims to legitimacy through authentic originality even as its funny and creative followers throw its uniqueness into question.
The Founder Meme Blog: In this way, we see how certain social relationships become recognisable as authentic.
The founder bloggers state in their FAQ s: We are two best friends who met in college and now live on opposite coasts of the United States. We used to send each other funny. We thought we were just posting inside jokes, but are thrilled that other people find them as funny as we do. We never really intended for anyone else to see it. Whilst now, with potentially hundreds of thousands of followers, it is difficult to maintain that the blog is maintained solely as a means of keeping in contact, this long distance girlfriendship can be drawn on to establish the authenticity and social capital for the blog.
I suggest that this best girlfriendship should be understood as a permutation of the authentic self-brand, practised to achieve a form of authentic individuality.
However, in early the bloggers changed to a different header to distinguish their site. I suggest this can be understood as a response to establish originality and authenticity through a best friendship brand, in opposition to the other meme blogs, which had also adopted the founder theme.
The WSWCM header features cartoonish depictions of the two bloggers, one in New York with the silhouette of skyscrapers behind her, and one on a beach with an open laptop, the blog visible on her screen. This header clearly alludes to the fact that the bloggers are separated, in different places, but links them by depicting them as virtually identical.
Further, whilst girlfriends are often positioned as differing, their differences are often positioned as complementary, to strengthen a united co-brand Winch. I am not suggesting here that the best friendship of the bloggers is artificial or purely commercial, but rather, that this production of digital best friendship coincides with strategies to achieve authentic individuality recognisable in postfeminist digital cultures.
The best friend is thus crucial to the performance of authenticity in the original blog. It is important to note, however, that these practices exceed postfeminist self-branding in certain ways. Given that WSWCM has indeed inspired follower memes keyed in a self-representative register, this suggests possibilities of broader connection and a sense of intimacy through recognisability of shared femininity.
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That I have gotten to spend this time working with people so spectacularly talented and unstoppably optimistic is a blessing I hope you have shared, and will continue to share. Nothing will lift up a person's spirits like sincere words of appreciation. Of course, you don't have to wait until leaving to do it. Take some time today to reflect on what and whom you're thankful for, and then write a note of appreciation. It demonstrates the value of self-reflection Karp doesn't explain exactly why he's leaving, but he does share this: I beg you to understand that my decision comes after months of reflection on my personal ambitions, and at no cost to my hopefulness for Tumblr's future or the impact I know it can have.
I can only imagine the feelings that Karp has experienced as he contemplated leaving the company he founded. And herein lies the key to making great decisions: Rather than discount your emotions or attempt to push them aside, you must acknowledge them.