Tag Archives: smurfs

The Toadette Principle

The Smurfette Principle is basically a reference to franchises where being male is the default, and there are very few (often only one) female characters. This character usually has stereotypical feminine accessories, and has a personality mostly consisting simply of … Continue reading

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You’ve Been the Subject of So Many Dreams Since I Climbed Your Torso

I climbed the Statue of Liberty once, when I was probably around nine or so. This must not have been that long after it was reopened to the public in 1986, and it was one of the last trips I … Continue reading

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Kids Having Fun(damentalism)

I love how they’ll show old Christian kids’ shows at, like, 3 AM. It’s like they realize that no actual kids are going to watch that tripe. Personally, though, I find them fascinating on an ironic level. One of my … Continue reading

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