colin hoult stop being in derek right now
"I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations."
Junot Diaz (via luciaferr)
This. Being a good ally is not like getting a certificate and then it doesn’t matter what you do after that, you always have a certificate. It is something you need to work at every single day of your life, to be aware of everything you do and say, how it impacts people, and to always always listen. A lot of allies believe that once they become an ally that it means they’re ‘good’ and every thought they have from then on is a progressive one, and therefore they no longer have to consciously vet what they write or create, it’s just automatically going to be good because they’re good right? And then they react to criticism by flashing their credentials, as if that changes what they’ve done.
isthereanythingicaneatinthisroom asked: Dunno if you've seen Meaning of Life but I went to see 2 of them and they're mostly just old routines grouped into different themes for each episode then a little interview with someone. Definitely one of the least exciting things he's done in a while (though I hate criticizing him because I love him and always will!).
Aw are they? I probably won’t end up watching any of them then, although I suppose that’s not really surprising since he’s just trying a new thing out and doesn’t have the time to write that much new material. Which really is the problem with spreading himself so thin …
I think he’s just going through a weird patch idk he’ll definitely do something brilliant soon LOVE YOU RICHARD
Anonymous asked: I love Richard, but I kind of feel like he's doing too much and I don't really know what to focus on anymore. A few years ago I would listen to all his output obsessively, and even bought the Collings & Herrin CDs, but now.. maybe I'll listen to one of his shows every few weeks?
Hahaha yeah I feel u, although for me it’s maybe every few months I listen to something he does (and then it’s obvious when I do because I start posting about him constantly). I don’t know if he’s doing too much, really he must be doing less than what he was doing a few years ago like AIOTM and C&H and Objective and Edinburgh/touring.
I think interview and stand up podcasts just aren’t as interesting for me as the stuff he used to do so it’s harder for me to keep up/care idk maybe you’re the same.