However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.
petition for abby to take him to a freaking thrift shop or SOMETHING to get him a new outfit
apparently this is an actual conscious decision from the show, like i read something about how they intentionally had him stick with the same outfit b/c it’s one of the only ties he has to his time and stuff about keeping him grounded
i think they also said they are going to address it
aaaah okay. that makes a bit of sense i guess.
i just get annoyed when characters wear the same outfit for every episode //shrugs
oh no yeah i feel that
i think it helps that they’re doing it for a reason though and not because he has a ~look~
Actually that’s also a conscious decision! It simplifies animation and drawing when clothes are as much a staple of the character as their faces are, both in cartoons and comics
AND ALSO (this is the part I like) kids and folks with facial recognition issues can tell the characters apart by their clothes, especially if there isn’t loads of detail going into clearly individualizing their faces (which there isn’t always, see above re: simplifying the art (see also: Rapunzel vs. Frozen’s princesses)).
It makes learning all of the characters of a comic or show easier when there aren’t a lot of clues to go on, or you’re not so good with the clues there are, and there’s one big consistent thing that’s recognizable about each character’s clothes. So, like, you know Charlie Brown is Charlie Brown because of the shirt with the zig zag.
(I’m pretty sure some show made a joke about this? They showed someone getting into their closet and they had like twelve of the same outfit. it was pretty great)
And he said ‘baby, it’s cold outside let me lend you a jacket and give you a ride home’ because he wasn’t a fucking creep
I have been creeped out by that damn song ever since I first heard it in like seventh grade, when someone sang it at my sister’s high school choir christmas concert
she was all “say what’s in this drink?” and I went “OH MY GOD HE’S DRUGGING HER” and everyone around me went “shh no it’s a romantic song” and I was all “NO BUT SERIOUSLY I THINK HE’S GOING TO RAPE HER”
Dear Corporate Partners and Supporters of Autism Speaks: We are a concerned group of people comprised of Autistic people, the families, friends and…
This is a petition to corporate partners & supporters of autism speaks, highly recommending they terminate their sponsorship.
Suzanne Wright’s hate filled screed opened up a door. We need to rush in. Sign & share please please please.
Autism Speaks has handed us a golden opportunity to ask their financial supporters to consider that their well-intentioned contributions in support of autistic people would be better spent practically anywhere else.
Like with an organization that isn’t the autistic community’s version of Exodus International.
Sign and share.
IMPORTANT, SIGNAL BOOST, WE CAN GET THEM THIS TIME, MAYBE THIS TIME A$ CAN LOOSE IT’S POWER.
The petition is only at 477 signatures. That’s…disheartening to say the least.
“Dude, you’re so edgy and politically incorrect. It’s totally ironic and satirical how you regurgitated those ancient and threadbare stereotypes. It reminds me of my great great great great grandpa, Cracker von Patriarch, who also challenged the status quo by embracing it with loving tenderness.”—I don’t know where I came across this, but it’s witty as fuck (via octagon-surgeon)
“It’s not accidental at all that children’s films challenging sexism are ALWAYS set in the distant past and usually involve conflicts that are not relevant or particularly value challenging to today’s U.S. audience (corsets and otherwise constraining clothing, arranged marriages, etc). These plotlines often situate sexism as a problem the modern world has solved.”—