#WordCrimes and an eye-roll at *some* trigger warnings

Hey everyone! Today I’m over at a couple different places. I thought I’d let you know.

Have you heard about “Weird Al” Yankovich’s new album? Tell me you have. If you haven’t, don’t worry. I got you covered over at LeftyPop. It’s time to get some happy feelings and good times. Also, to learn a little bit about better grammar.

Do you use Tumblr? This is where I’ve noticed this annoying habit being committed the most. The over use of “trigger warnings.” My definition of trigger warning is: A trigger warning is usually used for times when something is going to be posted that could be very traumatic for the reader. For example: a really graphic post about a sexual assault may have a trigger warning lable, because it could trigger a sexual assault survivor’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Is that definitive? Nope. I’m not dictionary, but just from my working knowledge of the reason why people tend to put “trigger warning” at the top of a post containing particularly sensitive topics to give the reader a warning that it might get a little too real in here for you, and maybe you don’t want to see what’s about to go down.

However, this reader really irked me, so I wrote this for In the Powder Room. (It’s my first time over there, so feel free to leave comments and such, so they know people like me.

Well, that’s it for today. Nice to catch up with you. If you feel like seeing more of me, feel free to add me on your social media. I have so much to say, I can’t be contained on just a blog!

Aloha y’all!

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A princess of Africa and some little lies amongst friends

So I’m in a couple different spots today, and I just had to share with you guys!

First things first, did you hear about the guy who bought his daughter this no-man’s land in Africa, because she wanted to be a princess? Nope, I did not make that up. I’m over at LeftyPop today, talking about how really messed up that is.

Second, if you watched yesterday’s video then you already know what the deal is. Today is the follow up video with my bloggy bestie Starr over at The Insomniac’s Dream. This is her first time vlogging (like being the lead in the vlog). You should stop by and say hai gurl hai.

Aloha y’all!

 

 

 

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Meeting online friends IRL

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Here’s the thing. I’ve mentioned my bloggy bestie approximately 1001 times on this blog. You may know her: Starr from The Insomniac’s Dream. Our friendship started, because we randomly met in an online blogging group. We laughed, so hard at each other’s shenanigans and antics. We’ve been angry together, shared our triumphs and heartbreaks. Through it all, we’d only seen each other through either our awesome profile pics or Google Hangouts.

Until my summer in West Virginia when I finally invaded her space. We did the girl thing of squeeing and laughing and making public spectacles of ourselves.

I only stayed for a few short nights, but before I left, we had to do something for prosperity sake. And a special treat for you guys, our readers.

We made this short guide about meeting online friends in real life, and how we failed pretty brilliantly at it. *Spoiler Alert: We still had a kickass time.*

Oh and be on the look at for the second part to this series, where we tell you about friendly omissions. It’ll be over at the Insomniac’s Dream, but don’t worry. I’ll send you over when she’s ready for ya.

Aloha y’all!

 

 

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