i’d be the worst PR-manager ever
my client would be like “there are rumours going around that i’m a gay satanist” and i’d be like “hahaha awesome”
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time.
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight.
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible.
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.
Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be.
straight: gotta be skinny as a stick. can’t be curvy. gotta be straight. straight as a ruler.
bisexual: you can only be attracted to two people in your life. choose wisely
pansexual: you have to be attracted to literally everyone. sorry bud i dont make the rules
polysexual: attracted to only the finest polyester fabrics
asexual: attracted to anything that starts with the letter a. ants? yep. agriculture? you got it. the alphabet? you better believe it buddy
"Pudding" is a resident Fox at the National Fox Welfare Society, as he’s too friendly to be released back to the wild.
happy things happy thing happy things nothing else happened but happy things
Original introduction to Bill Cipher
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Guys, some scientists just took a pic of the sun this month AND IT’S THE FREGGIN PUMPKIN MOON
HALLOWEEN IS HERE
ALL PREPARE FOR THE SKELETON WAR
THE PUMPKIN SUN IS WATCHING