1. wilwheaton:

adventuresinblunderland:

schindermania:

dollymacabre:

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you
she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.
figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

HOLY. CRAP. I did not know this.

work work work work work!

Wendy Carlos also scored Kubrick’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ and ‘The Shining.’ She’s a big deal, people.

Holy shit.

    wilwheaton:

    adventuresinblunderland:

    schindermania:

    dollymacabre:

    funkvibe:

    ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you

    1. she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
    2. her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
    3. oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
    4. you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
    5. in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.

    figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

    HOLY. CRAP. I did not know this.

    work work work work work!

    Wendy Carlos also scored Kubrick’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ and ‘The Shining.’ She’s a big deal, people.

    Holy shit.

  2. REBLOG THIS IF YOU AREN’T HOMOPHOBIC

    young-and-youtube-obsessed:

    young-and-youtube-obsessed:

    I’m putting the usernames in a notebook to give to my family when I finally come out to them. They told me once when I was little that if I ever came out to be gay to not tell anyone because they thought I’d be judged so please reblog so I can show them that people in my generation are different than theirs.

    I’m not coming out until I fill the notebook. So if you want to help?

  3. scoutprouvaire:

    schrodingersnerd:

    everythingisnightvale:

    discontentramblings:

    An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

    The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

    Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.

    image

    my hand slipped

    will reblog until this becomes an actual show

  4. Steve Oster [producer of DS9] - about 4.06 - Rejoined

  5. stereolights:

    "GOD why does fandom have to make everyone GAY??"

    i know right??? why not interpret some people as bi or pan, or asexual, or maybe an aromantic demisexual, or—

    oh wait sorry i didnt realize you actually meant “why isnt everyone straight, its making me uncomfortable.”

  6. redkiteslongnights:

    Sometimes it’s gray and it swims

    Holy mother of YES, THAT.

    Jane Lynch is rapidly becoming my favorite human being.

  7. I realise this post is a little different but I could really use the help and signal boost

    fuckyeahbisexuals:

    I’m a 21 year old male currently living in Manchester, England after moving from Birmingham to study here and get away from my dangerous family. My devout, borderline radical Muslim family’s attitude towards my clinical depression and suicide attempts, the years of painful physical and psychological abuse at the hands of my father’s narcissistic personality disorder and the attempted brainwashing to make me as bigoted as they are was incredibly damaging and still is to this day. I moved away from home specifically because of the serious concerns I had for my safety due to the possibility of my family finding out about me being agnostic and bisexual. I have seen sufficient evidence to believe that if they were to discover either of these facts, my life could possibly be at risk and I would not be safe around them.

    After a series of setbacks stemming from my depression and psychological manipulation from my family, I failed my course at university and was denied re-entry. Now that I am no longer eligible for the financial aid from Student Finance England that kept me going for the past year, I must raise enough money for rent, bills and food to keep me in the house I share with three friends and struggling students ‘till I can find a job. Should I fail, I would be forced to move back in with my family which I am quite certain would end with lethal consequences.

    Please do consider donating anything you could spare to help out, no matter how little. The holiday season is tough on us all and I’ll already be spending it alone. All I ask is that I don’t have to choose between spending it somewhere I can’t afford to pay the bills on and won’t receive gas/electricity/hot water or somewhere where I worry for my safety. I’ve set the goal as enough for my rent, utility bills and food costs to last me for a little while and to cover the backlog of payments I’ve missed this month. Soon I should hopefully have a job figured out to keep me in this home.

    Please signal boost, any help is appreciated at this difficult time

  8. myqueergirlfeelings:

littledeconstruction:

sofachocolatecats:

a-little-bi-furious:

myqueergirlfeelings:

some days i feel aggressively bisexual and wear this sweater to work 

*cozily aggressively bisexuals*

that is a gorgeous gorgeous jumper *jealous*

is that handspun, too?!

ahhhh i wish!!! i got it at jc penny but it’s also online! 

Damnit, why is this sweater not available in deathfat sizes? I would wear the FUCK out of this.

    myqueergirlfeelings:

    littledeconstruction:

    sofachocolatecats:

    a-little-bi-furious:

    myqueergirlfeelings:

    some days i feel aggressively bisexual and wear this sweater to work 

    *cozily aggressively bisexuals*

    that is a gorgeous gorgeous jumper *jealous*

    is that handspun, too?!

    ahhhh i wish!!! i got it at jc penny but it’s also online

    Damnit, why is this sweater not available in deathfat sizes? I would wear the FUCK out of this.

About me

Kirsten. Forty-something. Fat. Married.
Queer, kinky, poly.
Not exactly sure what I'm doing here - but as near as I can figure, neither can anyone else. :-P

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