Saturday, December 26, 2015

My Twitter Shitstorm

     Merry Everything!!!

     Let me tell you the most un-holiday-ish story that I have right now, since I'm sure you're all sick of the holiday related posts. Plus, who doesn't learning about a good shitstorm?

     It all started when my boyfriend heard about this new show on Netflix called F Is For Family. He didn't know anything about it but heard it was supposed to be a comedy, so we decided to check it out a few nights ago.

     By the end of the first episode, I literally felt sick to my stomach because of how horrible it was. It wasn't just that it wasn't funny, but it was the simple fact that abuse, racism, homophobia, and general shittiness were being called "comedy". My boyfriend had already fallen asleep since he had gone to work at 4 in the morning so I took to Twitter to say how awful it was.


     And then I went to sleep, since you can clearly see it was after midnight when I tweeted.

     After much internal debate, I decided that I'll share all the responses that I've gotten since then, including their Twitter handle. Because all it would take would be to go to my Twitter and you'll find them anyways.

     The next morning, after thinking my Tweet would be completely ignored, this happened.




     You'd think that would be the end of it, right? I blocked him so it's over, yeah? NOPE. Guess again, mothafuckas.

     Today, this happened.









     That's just as of now, actually. But I would like to address a few points now that you know the story.

     F Is For Family is supposed to be a comedy show. It's whole purpose is to make you laugh. It's not supposed to educate you on how things used to be. One of the people involved in the show literally states that people are only ever offended if its their group that's being targeted.

     I beg to differ.

     I am not only disgusted by the show because it promotes abuse, but I'm disgusted by the show because it shows homophobia. I'm a heterosexual female. I shouldn't care because I'm not gay, right? It's also racist against anyone who isn't white. Wanna guess my skin color? I'll give you a hint: I'm pale enough I have literally glowed in the dark.

     "Oh it just shows another point in time."

     No, it makes light of the shit that people are still coping with today. Do you want to go up to an elderly black man and make a joke about slavery? Do you want to go up to a rape victim and make a joke about sexual harassment? Then why would you put it on TV?

     The main argument is that "That's not what the show is going for". It is a comedy show that takes place in 1973, the year my mom was born, and shows nothing but disgusting ways to treat other humans.

     "Well you don't complain about war movies so you don't actually care!" I don't complain about things that seriously show horrific things because they're trying to bring understanding to the situation. Pretty sure a war veteran with PTSD is also going to know in advance not to watch a movie about Vietnam and blowing shit up. But somebody just looking for an alleged comedy show? They might click on F Is For Family without knowing the bullshit they're about to see.

     But if you want to laugh at abuse, the LGBTQ+ community, and all non-white people because "It's showing how things used to be so it's okay to make fun of all these people who are probably suffering life long consequences!" then I have no respect for you and I'm ashamed that we are even the same species.

     Long story short: Don't support or promote abuse, bullying, homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, or anything else that is just plain hateful. Especially under the guise that "It's just comedy!" or "It's just a show!"

     Oh, and I lost 5 Twitter followers about all this.

     Good riddance.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

My Mom's Book

     It's been a very busy couple of weeks here.

     Boyfriend got hurt. Boyfriend recovered. Boyfriend got sick. I got sick. Boyfriend recovered. I recovered. Black Friday. Coworker calling out twice at the last minute so I gained an extra three hours to my shifts. Family is full of assholes.

     It's just been very hard to have the energy to even think about turning the computer on. In the past two weeks, I've worked 82.5 hours, with one day off in the middle of it. Yesterday, I was off and slept until about 3 pm, and then still didn't have any energy to get up. Today, I'm off again (I almost cried at seeing two days off in a row) and my boyfriend is sick again so I'm playing doctor all day.

     In the good news (unless you think of how poor I am now) list, Cashew the one-eyed hamster is a dumbass. He chews the wires of his cage constantly, to the point that he made his own nose bald. Giving him toys and treats or letting him out didn't stop him, so Wolfy (boyfriend) used his massive employee appreciate discount to help me buy an aquarium for the stupid rodent. It's good news because now he's quiet, he has more space to run, and it's so much bigger he now has a larger wheel (that his fat hamster self can fit in) and a house to sleep in. He's a happy hamster (albeit, his intelligence is questionable).

     I do have big(ish) news though?

     I've mentioned here my inability to cook but my amazing ability to call for take-out. (Still true. I am damn good at calling for pizza, to the point I have my debit card number memorized. Unfortunately, I only have like $10 on it right now, so that's won't buy me a lot of pizza here.)

     But...

     My mom is a hella good cook. Did I ever tell yall that? I honestly can't remember. After three years of blogging, you'd think I would have, but possibly not.

     Since my mom and I can't work in the kitchen together since we both turn around holding large knives and neither one of us want to be stabbed to death, she's been teaching me to cook via phone calls and texts. All the recipes that she's used for years, she's finally sharing with me.

     And we've decided to make a cook book together???

     (I'll be the writer/editor/computer person. She's making all the food. I'm making the food from her recipes and contributing like...two of my own. Maybe three. I'm not sure.)

     We've only just started on it so I can't tell you too much about it (since it's not a thing yet) but it'll have all kinds of things. The first one that's been written out is chili with almost no tomato sauce. We'll also be including my favorite chicken since I was a kid, salmon, deviled eggs, pork chops, chicken soup, and other stuff. The thing is, it's all fancy-sounding, but you know me. I'm not fancy. If I can't easily make it, I'm going to be like "fuck this shit" and call for a pizza (hence why I have like $10 in my bank account).

     But! Here's where yall come in.

     We'll be giving away 15 free copies of the book (when it's actually finished) for an honest review on your blog/website. If you're interested, you can either leave a comment here or email me at pertinax_puella@hotmail.com (I should clarify that it'll be an e-book so it won't be a physical copy.)

     In other news, I heard my neighbors having sex a couple weeks ago, and literally wondered why they had monkeys in their apartment for like five minutes before I realized that no, those sounds are not monkeys.