Millennials and Gen Z? BUY SHIT! OWN THINGS! DO NOT SUBSCRIBE!
Listen to me.
You do not want this future to happen to you I promise you. Because the minute you enter into a subscription existence you allow for a possibility of losing everything. Why?
Well, because when you stop paying then you stop having.
I buy my cars outright for this reason.
I have not thrown away my DVD collection for this reason.
I still have my old-school ipod for this reason.
I buy songs I really like direct from the artist on top of my subscription for this reason.
I back shit up on to my external hard drives rather than depending on a cloud only for this reason (which reminds me that I need to do taht this weekend).
If someone ELSE is holding the physical source of what you're paying for? YOU DON'T OWN IT. You're just giving someone your energy and time for permission to access it.
You're leasing your existence.
Don't fucking fall for it, do you hear me?
It's bad enough we have to lease our water, our heat, our internet and our entertainment.
Buy what you want outright WHENEVER YOU CAN. Then do anything you can to maintain it in the face of planned obsolescence. I promise you, there will be a moment when you will be glad you did
Because aside from relationships? Things are literally all the system let us keep in this existence so don't lease your fucking possessions if at all avoidable because at this stage in capitalism we're all a few bad days from being unable to pay those leases. And then what? Then you only have what you can keep and it is those comforts and necessities that will keep you going, I promise you. Don't let there be anything more that can be taken from you than absolutely necessary.
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It’s one thing to charge people for stupid shitposts, but Tumblr knows that gifs are one of their major attractions, they have a search feature specifically for it! How in the absolute fuck do you not see that letting people charge for the most popular posts–many of which are going to be, for example, gifs of Disney movies–is a one way ticket to the Mouse bringing out the lawsuit hammer en masse? And that it is entirely possible that it wouldn’t just be the Post Plus users, but that the entire site would be under fire for using a site that charges money to use their movies without paying any royalties or getting permission for it? Literally, how do you not see that as a nightmare that you’re bringing on yourself, tumblr?
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