Look at this image. This image was sent to me via text message by my friend Connor earlier today. The caption was “I cannot even HANDLE this” and I was very confused. You can’t read the text in the photo, so what on earth is this? I looked at the squares of color for a moment, completely mystified about what on earth they were supposed to be, maybe the text was supposed to give context to the squares and Connor had simply made an error. And then it hit me.
The squares of color are the classic Constanza.jpg meme broken down into it’s most basic of details. Based on nothing more than the colors, I was able to recognize his skin, shirt, the blue of fence behind him and conjure an image in my mind of the intended source material.
Pointillism is an art movement that was born out of impressionism. It is characterized by dots of color applied in very specific patterns to display the suggestion of the subject material.
The above image is from Seurat’s classic Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte. There is very little precise detail in the image. Instead, Seurat applies small groupings of colored dots to show the viewer a man’s mustache or the the brim of a hat.
By applying this knowledge to Costanza.jpg, we can conclude that the image the Connor sent to me earlier could possibly be classified as a pointillist meme.
Ladies and Gentlemen, if All Your Base and the Dancing Baby were the birth of the meme, and things like Advice Dog and Rickroll were the Renaissance, then we have finally reached impressionist memes and I for one cannot wait for the abstract.
Since memes are already kind of abstract, wouldn’t an abstract meme just be sincerity?
that’s gross don’t do that
People keep reblogging my other post on how maybe maybe When Marnie Was There is a little bit gay and I wish I could erase it from the internet.
GHIBLI QUEERBAITED US. THERE IS NO GAY. IT WILL HOLD THE GAY OUT THEN SLAP YOU IN THE FACE AND TELL YOU TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR WANTING TO SEE GAY. THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND LAUGH AT YOUR GAYNESS.
Also, the fandom is ALREADY an absolute cesspool of “omg stop putting gay on everything” “you’re ~~demeaning friendship~~” “the trailer didn’t look gay to ME” “Ghibli did nothing wrong” “you can still ship the incest if you want to!” “you just don’t understand that there are no gay people in Japan” etc etc ad nauseum. I’m tempted to make a fucking bingo card. The fandom is NOT a safe place for queer fans.
This has been a PSA, there is no gay in that movie, there is no socially acceptable/theoretically plausible gay ship in that movie, and you are going to have to fight to exist as a queer person in this fucking fandom. Avoid.
People are getting really excited about this movie but you all really need to know this, this movie is not for us. They’re promoting this movie in a way to be happy to get our attention and take our money, but deliberately chose to write the characters to make them unshippable as a plot twist. There is nothing here for the MOGAI community.
enforcing heterosexuality leads to epidemic of tfw no gf, dwarf fortress awarded goty in perpetuity
when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires
he now understands period cramps because i told him
you know when you have diarrhea and you can’t get to a bathroom and your stomach is cramping, you start sweating a little bit, you feel like you really are about to see the lord
only you can’t shit them out and you have to function normally the whole time
he looked so sympathetic after that