Stop hating yourself. Try going one day without saying anything bad about yourself. Try complimenting yourself. Do it again. Buy yourself dinner. Put soft things against your skin. Listen to your favorite songs. Eat ice cream. Eat ice cream naked. You have to spend the rest of your life with you. You’re all you’ve got. Be kind, start loving yourself.
Day 2 - the music
I love the music, and it was the musical episode of Sparks that made me fall in love with that world. I love when the Doyles sing, I sing along to all the theme songs. “If You Love Something Never Let It Go” is FREQUENTLY stuck in my head, and I sing the work juice theme every morning, despite not being a coffee drinker.
But hands down my favorite theme is the Amelia Earhart theme. It’s wonderful and I like to sing it before flights, because I hate to fly.
I also love making and listening to fan made mixes on 8tracks.
Day 1: How it began
I was already listening to Night Vale, thanks to tumblr, when one of my best friend’s boyfriend said on my birthday: Hey, have you heard of the Thrilling Adventure Hour?
My first impression was that Nick sounded cray-cray. But I gave it a listen and IMMEDIATELY fell in love with Frank and Sadie. I loved the Tales from the Black Lagoon, and I only realized I was in love with the denizens of G’loot Praktaw after the musical episode, when it was too late.
why is this so hard for people to understand
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah
What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’
Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.
Did y’all know about this?
It’s disgusting how so many people don’t know about this genocide. The only genocide that people know about is The Holocaust, which is no less important, but no one bothers to teach about The Congolese Genocide, The Rwandan Genocide or the Armenian Genocide.
Thanks so much to slodwick for the logo!
Starting Monday, September 1st, we’ll be engaging in 30 Days of Thrilling Adventure Hour Extravaganza!
What does this mean?
Every day in the month of September, we’ll post a new question here on FYTAH for you to answer and post on your own blog. The questions range from some basic “favorite character / episode / quote” type questions to talking about your own thoughts and experiences with Thrilling Adventure Hour. When you make your post with your response, be SURE to tag your response with “30 Days of TAH”. Tagging it “Thrilling Adventure Hour” and/or “The Thrilling Adventure Hour” wouldn’t hurt, either. :)
Each post will be made at 10AM Eastern (US) time, once in the morning and reblogged again at 10PM Eastern at night. There is also now a link to the Master Questions List on the sidebar of the front page which will be updated as soon as we can get to it each day. If you fall behind, just check the master list and catch up when you can!
We will also be picking 2 - 5 of the previous day’s answers from the “30 Days of TAH” tag to reblog. These reblogs will be tagged “30 Days of TAH responses”.
If you’re not on tumblr but have a blog on Livejournal, Wordpress or another blogging service, please feel free to participate as well! Just be sure to use the #30 Days of TAH tag so that folks can find it easily. Let us know you’re participating on your non-tumblr blog via twitter (info below the cut) and we may link to your blog as a daily response a time or two!
And then there’s this…
Although talking about TAH is fun just for its own sake, we decided to make this a little more fun by raffling off a couple of prizes for participation.
We’re still working on the specifics, but there will most likely be three winners. One prize will be a TAH Original Graphic Novel signed by as many of the cast + guests + the Bens that we can have sign it (in October at New York Comic Con; we think we should be able to get most of them). We may also do a signed poster, or give the winner a choice from the things that we pick up at New York Comic Con.
The last thing we want to make absolutely clear — the prizes are being provided by the moderators of FYTAH and this entire thing is in no way affiliated with Acker & Blacker or WorkJuice. It’s completely fan-run, so please don’t send them questions about the extravaganza or the prizes. Please send any questions or comments to us here at FYTAH.
Some specifics of how the contest portion will be run and contact info under the cut!
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