I WILL BE AT #GDC18 LOOKING LOST/VULNERABLE/GENERALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE STATE OF TECHNOLOGY AT THESE TIMES:
- Tuesday: 10am-2:30pm
- Wednesday: 3:30pm-???
- Thursday: 10am-???
- Friday: 10am-???
PLEASE JOIN ME. TOGETHER WE CAN COWER IN A CORNER IN FEAR, or you know, just say hi.
I remember talking excitedly about the album and someone mentioned Switched On Bach and Walter Carlos.
I was like "Who?"
So got trans education in early, too.
The way it was presented, it was acceptable to me at the time, even though I was churchy af. I think being 8 helped.
Anyways, sitting here listening to it again and looking at the cover, I mean, however much I joke, there's a lot of influential shit going on here, at least, for an 8 year old in the late 80s.
This was probably some of my first conscious exposure to electronic music.
BTW the whole album is up on @internetarchive, so you don't even need a streaming service:
I got the Weird Al/Wendy Carlos Peter and the Wolf cassette tape when I was 8, right when it came out. I was a huge Weird Al fan.
Seeing him live was my first concert that wasn't something churchy like Carmen or DC Talk.
Before @baphometadata brought it up I hadn't thought about this album in decades.
Reaction to "genderfuck trash animal joke" on:
Twitter: "This is Good Content"
Mastodon: "IT LITERALLY ME"
Facebook: "Why don't those kids get jobs and houses instead of their avocado gender toast and what is a trash animal is that another name for obamacare. LOL!"
[Research] line taken from https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/02/06/health/teens-gender-nonconforming-study-trnd/index.html
Making the same joke on Twitter and Mastodon and switching out the service names is the "band yelling whatever town name they're currently touring in" of social media.
"[research] found that almost 3% of Minnesota teens did not identify with traditional gender labels such as "boy" or "girl.""
Meanwhile, on mastodon, 218% of teens identify as
genderfuck trash animals.
I think Mastodon folks will appreciate this especially: Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse, a groundbreaking 1993 HyperCard novel, is now fully playable in your browser on the Internet Archive. https://archive.org/details/unclebuddy https://social.tinysubversions.com/media/6231ZUn27_1Jz-N5sBw
Kid Cat: does not vape
Timmy, Tommy: not allowed to vape, but charge extortionate rates for vape juice
Apollo: pretends he vapes, is afraid to actually try it
Goldie: does not vape
Cherry: has her own branded line of vape juice
Carrie: pretends she doesn't know her kid vapes, but Actually Knows
Isabelle: has a drawer full of vape pens she's confiscated from campers
The far more interesting part is that I found out about this on an extremely cis het forum, which just brings up all sorts of interesting interaction questions.
Too bad I'm here for the jokes.