the long and winding road
thelongandwindingroad
Aug 6
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I guess but does that mean that no one likes Clueless? 10 Things I Hate About You? The Lion King? Because those are all much farther removed from their source material and all widely beloved. 

Aug 4
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Also I say all this as someone who used to hate Taylor Swift because I also thought she was “immature” or whatever and only “ironically” enjoying her stuff and then I had someone play Red for me like a million times in a row in 2014 and I realized that she was actually kind of a brilliant songwriter. And it helps that Read more

Aug 4
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But what qualifies as “more mature”? This also goes back to pop music not being taken seriously because it’s beloved by teenage girls. Has Taylor written some bubblegum pop songs? Yeah. Are most of her songs (up until this most recent album) about her relationships? Yeah. Guess who else largely has big songs about her Read more

Aug 4
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I had to work at an event Taylor was going to earlier this year and everyone was like “omg I’m so sorry you have to deal with those people.” With whom, passionate teenage girls? Were they loud? Yeah. But they were also all perfectly friendly and nice and the only issues I had at the event were with middle aged men. Read more

Aug 3
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Why do people begrudge giving Swift any respect? Incredibly talented songwriter and insanely astute businesswoman who had the game figured out by the time she was 16. It’s amazing how much people are blinded by their dislike of teenage girls and the music they like. (This is not really directed at you but I see this Read more

Aug 1
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I’m not saying that you’re wrong in most cases, but in this case the fact that she didn’t talk about this much until 4+ months later is the opposite of “look at me.” She could’ve been posting stories talking about her symptoms constantly if she were just looking to get attention or sympathy. This was an educational Read more

Jul 31
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Uhhhh yes if you’re wanting to experiment with BDSM and you’ve never tried it before you should DEFINITELY tell your partner that. That’s a safety hazard. 

Jul 30
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Yo Dowd, I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that the Valencia in O Valencia! is referring to Valencia Street in San Francisco. Can’t be bothered to look it up now but if anyone else has the same info lemme know where it’s from 

Jul 19
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I mean she did get held up at gun point! Which, knock on wood, is higher stakes than almost anything that’s happened in my life so far.

Jul 19
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I don’t know if you’ve realized that with much of the entertainment industry in shutdown for months, the pool of content is somewhat smaller. Also, both here and the Ringer are huge on anniversary articles anyway.

Jul 19
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God Alan Rickman made me feel so many things when I watched that movie growing up. That’s some real loyalty and heartache. 

Jun 1
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UM ACTUALLY I didn’t, just thought it was funny that MO was trying to make a one liner joke based on the lyrics and still biffed it. Welcome to the AV Club where sarcasm and pedantry rule!