"For Dreadful Occasions Only".
Jenn. 21. College. Animation Major. Artist. Broke.
I make art. It's alright.
I'll post art and other such things.
Also, I am the mod for the Stitches the Goat blog.
There is something that the people of Tumblr don’t seem to understand and it bothers me, so I will correct everyone on the internet:
I know that Tumblr is a place of love and tolerance, but there is a slight problem that truly annoys me. You’ve most likely seen those blogs claiming to be “indie” or “hipster”… and I would click on these suggestions and all that would come up is hollister wearing bleached blond girls at the beach and some blogs would even have tacky ass music playing (which i found to be the funniest part) because the music would be some mainstream song that everyone and their mother is jammin to because it’s summer. I see this all the time and it actually bothers me - so I am making an effort to correct this horrid mistake.
Point One: The term “indie” is an abbreviation of “independent”. Independent music (or indie music) is just that - a type of music, not a style to dress stupidly for the summerrrr. Independent music and lifestyle is going against the grain. “Indie” is Contrarian (a person who takes up a position opposed to). It already erks me that society has been taking genres of music/film/art and tagging it onto styles of clothing and appearances. Indie/Independent film and music is that which has not been widely broadcasted to the public. People who enjoy “indie” material will spend many many hours/days/years making an effort to actually dig for underground music,film, and art. Contrarians will not be dictated by the radio on what to listen for. Contrarians will not support large scale companies but rather shop at independent stores that are locally owned and operated. Contrarians make an effort to not leave a severe carbon footprint - i.e. shopping at thrift shops, recycling, donating, or not consuming meat. That is indie, not wearing the word “Pink” branded across your ass.
Point Two: The term “hipster” is amusing to me because people seem to think the same thing with this term - Ugg boots, american eagle apparel, etc. “Hipster” is not even a genre of anything, but rather an urban term. But I can and will give you my definition for the word. “Hipster”, some claim that it is the modern day “hippie” but I don’t think so. Hippies were more open minded in my opinion. To me, “hipster” is also very similar to the word “Contrarian” (see above). Hipsters will always want to be on the opposing side. The world eats meat - they don’t. The world shops at Walmart - they don’t. The world thinks women are stupid and shouldn’t have civil rights - They’re feminists. To be completely honest, I can relate to them a bit. For me, I cringe when the rest of society finds out about some previously unheard of band that I liked first and I liked that no one knew what I was talking about (and yes, I do feel dirty about this). And the phrase, “you’ve probably never heard of it” is uttered from my face every so often. I’m completely accepting of my inner douchebaggery. But what I’m trying to say is that “hipster” is not listening to LMAFO, dying the tips of your hair an unnatural color, or being uneducated in what words mean. “Hipster” is hating everything and everyone, reading books by dead authors that Oprah doesn’t talk about, listening to music that has only been heard by the band members, being a civil rights activist, shaming America, thrifting, feminist, vegetarian, and being an individual. (note *** hipsters who try to be such are simply not doing it right and are lying whores that cause the term to be associated with negative connotations).
So now you know. And if you think I’m a dick, then unfollow me or send me some hate, i don’t care.