Hello, my name is Geoff. I am twenty-eight years old, and I live in New York.
I originally started this tumblr right after I’d graduated from college. It was called “Geoffrey Is Working” because at the time, I was not. I posted things I thought were cool, and I did a little bit of writing too.
That tumblr eventually turned into “Strong Conqueror” when I decided to start putting up some drawings and comics I’d been making on my own. If you’re interested, I think most of them are still up here.
I say “still up” because they are no longer here on my tumblr since I’d accidentally deleted my entire tumblr account along with all my posts last night while I was trying to delete a secondary tumblr that I’d never really used. I was able to quickly recover my “StrongConqueror” username, though, and that brings us about to where we are now, this sort of reintroduction.
I’m not sure what I’m going to use this tumblr for this time around, but if you’re interested, I’m in other places on the internet too, specifically my twitter where I tweet noise or my blog where I write about comics and movies, DEATH-RAY OZONE.
Right now, my tumblr feed is mostly people I know from twitter, and it’s nice seeing these longer thoughts and ideas from them. I don’t really remember the names of all the tumblrs I’d followed before everything was deleted, so if you have any suggestions please send me a message.
"Can I say this one? Can I say this one? Right now—right now, we still—we still feel like we ain’t get what we want yet. When we get, when we get, when we get a little props, and really really get the way we gotta go?
That’s when you know it’s on, you know what I’m saying? ‘cause right now, I ain’t braggin’ or nothin’, but yo, the Wu? The Wu got something that I know everybody wanna hear. ‘cause I know I been waiting to hear. You know what I’m saying?
But straight up and down, till we get the goal? We gon’ keep goin.”
Man On Fire Under The Skin Neighbors It Felt Like Love Happy Christmas The Raid II Locke Noah The Double They Came Together Predator The Proposition Only Lovers Left Alive Captain America: The Winter Something Palo Alto
24: Live Another Day Masters Of Sex s2The-X-Files s1 (selected)
books & comics/
Monstro by Junot Diaz AKIRA vol.1 & 2 (Darkhorse)Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson (audiobook)The Wicked & the Divine #1
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty Ratking - So It GoesSpoon - They Want My SoulThe Double OST - Andrew HewittCocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las VegasPrince - Sign O’ The TimesCharlotte Gainsbourg - IRMFever Ray - Fever RayFleetwood Mac - TuskFuture - HonestPharoahe Monch - PTSDKid Cudi - IndicudLiars - MessHow To Dress Well - What Is This Heart?Death Grips - Exmilitary The Hitcher OST - Mark Isham
Mostly depressed. Issues with several performances of masculinity. Eating disorder. Financial stress. Creative toxicity. I didn’t watch nearly enough movies, and my list of “need to watch asap” is growing, and will probably fall over onto my head causing paralysis.
Also, I don’t think listening to audiobooks while I work is a thing I can do. Information retention is way lower for me if I don’t feel like my brain is doing the work of actually reading text. I haven’t been reading nearly as much as I used to and it’s definitely presenting in brain atrophy. Not. That. Sharp. The dude that did Snowcrash also did bad accents? Like, there’s this one character who’s a Korean rapper and the narrator just goes for it and it’s mad terrible.
You should check out Monstro though. It is a short section of a larger book that Junot Diaz featured in the New Yorker. It’s about, “What if there appeared a 14-year old Dominican wonder woman” which is perfect for this elevator ride, but barely gets at what it’s really about. I think it’s online for free now, so google that shit post haste.
2002′s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex was an animated series which served as a reboot or alternate canon for Ghost in the Shell; using themes, motifs, and the odd scene redux from Oshii’s work, as well as Shirow’s original manga, to make a new whole: a long-form detective procedural set in the world of cyber crime, complete with the existential musing that GitS fans expect. This version of the Major’s body is surely a sexualised object, with shine on bulges, lips emphasised through colour and sometimes glossy shine, the return of individual-breast bodysuits, and voyeuristic “camera angles” (in some scenes the cels are low-detail illustrations of the Major’s elevated buttocks and lower vulva, coloured grey to communicate that the character is wearing a skintight bodysuit).
fyeahlilbit3point0 said: I like how the anon's litmus test for being a POC is apparently how poor and disenfranchised you are.
It’s common, even amongst well-meaning people. I’ve been seeing a lot of (white) friends/randos/whoever analyze the black condition lately, and there’s often this weird tinge, like they’re looking at captured creatures. (Which you could make a case for, but I’m not flowery enough to pull that off.) A lot of “I could never understand the burden, it must be so tough to go on living,” like. (You can understand it, and it’s not tough. I can’t eat pound cake or listen to Trina when I’m dead. It ain’t a fair trade, but we take what we can get.)
But it all comes back to the same thing: the stories we tell about black people are often about black trauma, and because those stories are dominant, they become the norm, not part of a whole. It’s slavery, whips & chains (in the slave and/or rapper sense), black-on-black crime, cop-on-black crime, etc etc. So people think that, in order for fictional black experiences to be correct or believable, they have to tick those boxes. It’s why black comics characters used to have to occasionally encounter racism or lady heroes kick some dude in the nuts after being catcalled/demeaned. And it’s like, yeah, that stuff happens, but it ain’t all that happens. I’ve got some personal stuff going on that’s tearing me up, but I still spend a lot of time eating gummy Life Savers, watching Seinfeld on DVD, and thinking about Lupin III.
It would be like if somebody read a comic and was just SHOCKED that the white guys in it didn’t go out of their way to…white people stereotypes are kinda crappy and not funny, mainly because they’re pretty toothless, but I guess playing an acoustic guitar at a party or driving Camaros or something. That does happen, but I imagine white dudes also spend time doing things normal people do, too.
Twitter/Tumblr/social media in general I think go a long way toward normalizing black life for people, I think/hope/pray, but we gotta keep on telling better stories until this kinda thing is left behind, ‘cause we’re up against 400 years of inertia
Thank you to everyone who has donated and/or spread the word about $826 for 826NYC on 8/26. I wanted to clarify several things!
First off, thank you once again to everyone who donated. I realize that sending hard-earned digital money into the ether of the Internet for nothing other than altruism is very far down the list of people with means limited or otherwise. I’m very grateful.
And it is indeed whatever amount you wish. The stated goal of this little experiment is to get a lot of our volunteer base to go out and rep for 826NYC and get all of their friends and acquaintances to donate a total of $826. You can donate any amount you wish, even if it’s a symbolic eighty-three cents. I thought $0.826 would be more symbolic, but unfortunately at this time we cannot accept fractions of a cent.
Some people have asked me about volunteering. We’re always looking for new volunteers! The site is in the midst of a redesign (the snappy new logo above is part of it!) so here is a direct link to information about volunteering. If you don’t live in New York but are interested in working with a very similar education program (sans cape tester, sadly) you can check out 826 National for information about seven other chapters across the nation.
With all of that said, even if you are a New Yorker who wants to neither volunteer nor donate, you should still sign up for the 826NYC mailing list! It’s only one or two e-mails a month, and in addition to hearing more about great programs you should totally donate or volunteer to support, you’ll also be the first to know about the sweet fundraising events we regularly hold, where you get to support creativity and education in addition to attending unique and exciting events. I went to the very first one of these (and recently stumbled across the infosheet for it and subsequently misplaced it again) back in June 2004, mere weeks before inadvertently moving to an apartment a few blocks away from the center.