Jessica Quarshie: I love the fact that you’ve labelled yourself as a Black sistah feminist punk band – that’s obviously a very conscious thing to do because it points a lot of the elements that aren’t really represented in punk.
Steph: That was our aim from the beginning, because we’ve all been involved in the punk scene for a while in different ways. But there were always limitations because you’d go to all these different events and no matter what kind of person you are playing in the band, I still wouldn’t be accepted. Not as if people were throwing stones at me or anything but it was as if every other person in that band belonged and I didn’t. So we were quite determined to create that for ourselves and represent that, as to some it sounds so ridiculous that we exist because we’re such a cross section of society. People think we can’t be all of that and still be punk but we are here.
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Silent Hill fans are a lot like Sonic fans. Years ago, we got a single magical, series-defining game, and since then we’ve been waiting for the developers to get their act together and recapture that momentary greatness. Each time a new title is announced, we hear devs talking about how much they loved the original, how hard they’ve worked to recapture that feeling, and all the things they’re doing to avoid the mistakes of the past. And then the game comes out and it’s a massive disappointment that makes you wonder if they even played the original. The longer we go on, the more it feels like the first one might have been an accidental masterpiece and the creators never understood why it worked in the first place.
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Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.