Three college students met each other in a class on Witches in Media and since have been best friends. Through college they hung out and shared their interests and now they come together as recent college grads to share their views with the world! From reviews on movies, comics, books, and music, welcome to the ASYLUM FOR NERDS!!!
I am a Loner. In fact, I’m so much of a loner that I
actually had the word tattooed on my body (no lie). It’s something, I’ve grown to accept and
embrace. I like being a loner, and yet I
find that so many people have these negative and preconceived notions about
loners, and I am here to dispel some of those myths. I can’t claim to speak for every loner, but
these are 4 Things I feel people should know about loners.
1.) I’m Not Depressed
surprised at the amount of people that ask me: “Are you depressed?”. No, I’m not depressed. I have never been diagnosed with any form of
depression, and after a while I got pretty sick and tired of people telling me
that I should “get tested”, to make sure I’m not depressed, “talk to a
professional” or “seek help”. I don’t
think my anti-social behavior is a cry for help. I think these assumptions about loners being
depressed are inaccurate and terrible:
Why? Because depression is a real
issue, and when people make remarks about how I must be depressed, because I’m a loner, it takes away the severity from
people who actually have depression.
2.) Yes, I do have friends (They’re usually other Loners)
misconception about loners is that we don’t want or have friends. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Everyone deep down wants and enjoys
friends. A good number of my friends
just happen to be other loners, which is actually great. Loners who are friends with other loners
don’t have to worry about explaining their behavior, or being judged. And to
answer you’re next question, yes loners do meet up to hang out with other
loners, though to be honest I talk to some of my friends ten times more on-line
then when I hang out with them.
3.) People bail on me about as often as I bail on them
That moment when you realize "Tonight's going to suck"
So another stereotype
associated with loners is that we always bail on people when plans are already
made. That is true to a certain
extent. Going out in public can cause a
loner to feel a lot of anxiety, especially when there are a lot of
strangers. So it always helps when we
have someone we know go out with us in public.
So, it takes days—sometimes even weeks—for us to psych ourselves out for
going out for a night or event.
Sometimes, you’re just not prepared, and you unfortunately have to
cancel on someone at the last minute. It
sucks because your friend(s) are always going to be upset with you for bailing
at the last minute. Well, it happens to
us too (as much as 50% of the time). It
sucks building your anticipation and trying to convince yourself that you want
to go out in public with friends and strangers, so when they bail on us, it—in
a way—reassures us that we shouldn’t go out in public. What’s even worse is when your friends,
somehow, convince you that you can all meet up at a place. On more than one occasion, I’ve gone to a
night club, a bar, a concert alone where my friends have said they would meet
me. As I wait anxiously for their
arrival so that I will have someone to cling to/talk to with my constantly
checking the entrance of the venue in anticipation of my friend’s arrival, only
to receive a text message saying that
they decided not to go out at the last minute...so there we are left to fend
for ourselves. The ideal thing would be
to just leave...however when you’re at a concert and you paid $25-$45 for a
ticket (Plus $10 for parking, and $30 on gas) you’re not going to want to waste
the money, so you just find a nice dark corner to hang out in and hope you
don’t have a panic attack. So please,
think twice before you invite a friend who is a loner out.
4.) Haven’t you ever wanted to be left alone for like an hour?
As loner I get accused
of everything from anti-social, to depressed, to rude, but in all actuality,
I’m none of those things, I just want to be left alone, and you know what
haven’t you ever wanted the same? Haven’t
you just wanted to be alone for like an hour to just sit back relax, read,
maybe watch an episode or two of “Orange
is the New Black” or “Game of Thrones”?
You work, you go to school, and then you come home and what’s the first thing that
goes through your mind? It’s usually “I
just want to be left alone!” isn’t it?
Well, what’s wrong that I ask? So
don’t judge me because I prefer to be alone, it’s something we all want sooner
Hello Friend, Sirrat
in the Hat here with another music top five.
You know rather fond of women with large behinds, especially the ones
who know how to shake it, shake it. So
Das Film Junkie recommended to me that I do a list counting down the top 5 Best
Songs about Big Butts. So I’ve searched
the Youtube high and low I’ve compiled this list so I hope you enjoy it, and if
there’s a track about booty that you feel I should’ve included please let me
know in the comment section.
5.) Dance (A$$)Remix-Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has a
number of different songs where she references her voluptuous backside, however
after hearing her attrockious latest single “Anaconda” (which is about
her bum) that I said there was no way I would include her in anyway on this
list. That was until my friend and
editor Das Film Junkie told me to check out a single she did with rapper Big
Sean, and I was quite impressed. Not
only did I enjoy Nicki Minaj’s contribution to the track, but I also liked Big
Sean’s verses and his sampled use of MC Hammer’s “U Cant Touch This”
4.) Shake ya Ass- Mystikal
Who here remembers the
rap artist Mystikal? You know the lad
that sounds like James Brown gone Hip-Hop.
His voice commands all the women shake their a$$ and they happy to
oblige. They referenced him in the 2002
film “About a Boy”; remember they had
actor Nicholas Hoult sing the song for a moment of comedy, that had no
relevance or effect on the plot whatsoever?
Well whether you like this version or the more radio-friendly version “Shake it Fast”, it is still and
3.) Fat Bottomed Girls- Queen
Das Film Junkie told
me that this song has to be #1 on this list.
Even though I am British and a fan of Queen, I felt it was only
deserving of the #3 spot on the countdown.
This song was written by the bands guitarist Brian May, and it is sung
perfectly by singer Freddie Mercury, and it is a fabulous tribute to the fat
bottomed girls around the world who really do make this rocking world go ‘round.
2.) Bootylicious- Destiny’s Child
One thing that sets
this track apart from the rest on this list is that it is sung by an all-female
group. Yes, it’s not only men who are
fans of big bums, but women who are fans of their own booty’s as well. This song is like anthem for women with big
bums by women with big bums, and if you ask me it’s about d@mn time that they
1.) Baby Got Back- Sir Mix-a-lot
Was there ever any
doubt what #1 on this list was going to be?
The opening line of the song is “I Like Big Butts and I cannot lie”. I have never heard a song that manages to get
everyone on the dance floor and shaking their bums. Even though, this songs legacy has recently
been tainted when Nicki Minaj decided to sample it on her single “Anaconda” this track still is fantastic.