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sloane

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  1. sloane added a post in a topic Grimes   

    Four years after the release of her last album, Miss Anthropocene has finally been polished into its final form and given a proper release date - February 21, 2020!
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  2. sloane added a post in a topic Beauty trends you wish didn't exist   

    I adore having long nails, but I feel like people should be forewarned about exactly how little they'll be able to do with their hands once they get them. When I had mine, I had to write differently, open bottles and cans differently, and type with the underside of my fingers as opposed to tips of them because the nails would get wedged under keys (it was honestly like this.)
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  3. sloane added a post in a topic Unpopular opinions   

    Apologies for the, uh, mass quoting, I'll call it. I definitely don't think the majority of German citizens would support Nazism after Hitler, especially not almost 70-80 years after his rule where we have the knowledge that people alive then had less of, if any. It'd be clearly bigoted and reprehensible now that it's 2019 to support antisemitic values, but that's not to diminish the fact that Hitler had many open and avid supporters before he reached his peak in terms of influence. (I understand that there was little to no choice to defy Hitler under the Nazi regime, but that doesn't change that he had many genuine supporters of his ideas. Reports about his public appearances describe him as being a charismatic person who appealed to the crowd, rarely getting negative reception.) The Germans' good opinion of him likely steadily decreased during the regime, not because they disliked what was being done to marginalized communities but because the actions done to them caused his supporters' overall quality of life to lower in many ways, like the example Haven listed where constant wars caused food shortages and starvation for many. Even when their own country that Hitler claimed to love began its downfall right in from of them, many who initially supported him continued to simply because they shared a common ground with him on antisemitic beliefs. They were under the impression that they were starving "for a cause" so to speak, for a potentially better, more economically thriving Germany later, absent of the "non-civilized' people that they can afford to lose food over. This mirrors the way many low class and underprivileged white Americans voted for Trump because they agreed with his racist ideologies, but then retracted their support once they realized that his presidency made it harder to access basic human needs like welfare and health care. In both the case of Trump and Hitler, their supporters didn't care until the negative effects began to reach them. Had their quality of life been unaffected they would've had no problem allowing the genocide to continue.
    Unfortunately, there are post-Hitler Nazis, and their goal is to worm their way into police forces and the government to revive their ideology once more. Many of the tactics Hitler used to manipulate and fear-monger the German population are the same tactics politicians around the world use today to promote restrictive and racist anti-immigration laws and "religious freedom" laws (excuses for discrimination disguised as protective measures.) Those kinds of laws still have decently-sized supporter bases in 2019 no matter where you go, due to the problem within western culture (and non-western countries who are influenced by western culture) of painting "non-western" or "non-civilized" foreigners as a threat to morality and structured society. That's precisely why people need to be aware of the effects Nazism had on the world, because those laws being considered normal nearly a century after the Holocaust is a sign of the prevalence of that mentality. Innocent people shouldn't be accused of supporting Nazism, especially not because of their heritage or nationality, but active discussion of Nazi ideology and the effects it had globally is what keeps people aware and educated as to (hopefully) prevent human rights violation and genocide on that massive of a scale from happening again. I know it may seem like beating a dead horse to discuss Nazis in this day and age, but when politicians receive increasing support for pushing xenophobic laws based on manipulation and fear-mongering, that beating is exactly what keeps a regime like that from happening again. I guess what I'm saying is to not accuse, but stay wary of the tiny seeds of those ideologies that can stealthily be planted.
    Tangentially related to the topic, not a direct reply to anyone I've quoted. The concentration camps on my country's southern border unfortunately paint the pictures that Europeans see, causing them, understandably, to discuss us like we're all flagrant Trump fanatics, despite him having the lowest approval rating of any US President in history and more than half of Americans - that's a little bit more than 163 million people - supportive of his impeachment as of this month. I know it's only logical to look at our President and think "how the hell did they manage to elect that?" but Trump is only pushing "patriotic" ideologies that a portion of Europe's population supported about a century ago. If you know an American, the chance of them wanting Trump to be removed from office is equal to a flip of a coin. Don't let the media fool you, we hate the bastard. 
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  4. sloane added a post in a topic Grimes   

    That's probably likely. I included that Grimes followed Mars Argo after unfollowing Poppy on all platforms, but the articles I used as references didn't mention anything other than what Poppy said about Grimes being "controlling" so I included mainly that in there.
    I'd suspected that she may have had an ED (especially when she called Azealia fat, like... what?) and I'll have to think about whether to add that or not, since it seems to be more of a personal closed-door battle than one publicly discussed, like her drug use. I'll have to think of where to add in that information if I do. Thank you for providing the links.
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  5. sloane added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    Ah yes, Miranda Constable, the ideal Saudi wife void of any and all influences of western culture. 
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  6. sloane added a post in a topic Grimes   

    You were completely right.  She didn't have any musical experience prior to about 2007/2008, when she was encouraged to start making music by her peers. She started making her first album in 2009, so she only had around one or two years of any musical experience when she got a record deal. Personally, I like the "amateur" sort of basement-y quality of her earlier work, and her ability to produce music has got far more polished and professional since her beginning.
    Oh man, Grimes/Purity Ring/Crystal Castles etc. is such a throwback to my early 2010s middle school years. In fact in 2013 when I was 12 I ran an aesthetic blog on Tumblr with pictures of flowers, pools, etc. and the songs Fineshrine by Purity Ring and Violent Dreams by Crystal Castles were on my blog's autoplay song list. 
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  7. sloane added a post in a topic Roommate issues (possible drug/child abuse?)   

    You are being gaslit, unfortunately. No instance of child neglect is "not that bad." If you can do so safely, you should absolutely contact authorities. It doesn't necessarily matter if you have "evidence" (although it would be helpful to have some, photo or video, etc.) as any claims of drug use or child abuse/neglect can be investigated in a wellness check, and police won't alert the resident of a wellness check so they likelihood of them catching the person in the act is higher. If these occurrences happens at specific times (for example, you hear this happening mainly from 6 pm to 8 pm or so) you could tell the authorities that and they're likely to do the wellness check around that time. If the authorities arrive and find no evidence of a crime committed, they'll just go back to their work and it won't count against you in any way for calling. Police also have to keep records of every single wellness check they do on a residence, even if nothing of importance is found, so if someone else besides you happens to call authorities for another wellness check on the same woman they will likely realize something is happening. (I'm saying all of this assuming you live in the United States or in a country with similar protective measures, but do correct me if you can't do these things where you live.)
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  8. sloane added a post in a topic Grimes   

    I apologize, maybe I should have put that picture under a spoiler.  The source website for the picture doesn't say anything about it, but I feel like I recall the picture being posted on Tumblr with the claim that it was a pig's brain used for students to study. I don't believe it's a human brain (if it is, something's wrong with it, lol.)
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  9. sloane added a post in a topic Halsey   

    I understand you, that does make sense. I'd used "biracial" to mean she had more than one distinct racial heritage, but given that she's only 1/4th nonwhite she wouldn't be half. Thanks for correcting that.
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  10. sloane added a post in a topic Grimes   

    I've been as well! I got into her in 2013 and I'd still say I'm a fan of at least her music. Even then, I haven't liked a lot of what she's released recently, but I'm willing to give her a chance this time around since her life's been a hot mess. I do get the feeling that she's not really the same "Grimes" she was back then. Ever since Art Angels it's like she's been a new person with an entirely new set of interests. I also used to be a fan of Azealia back in 2014, coincidentally, before her shit truly began to hit the fan. 
    Genesis and Oblivion, what fantastic tracks. Visions is a wonderful album, and while I adore Art Angels I prefer her Halfaxa and Visions era music far more.
    I'm jealous that you got to see her live! I'd kill for that, especially to have seen her live in her earlier 2011/2012 tours. I agree with you in that she's always been far more in touch with what she perceives as cool, and has never really cared about mainstream preferences, so she's always struck people as weird. At times though, I do wonder if her acting weird (especially online) is a bit more "performative" so to speak, since she's alienated a lot of her previous fans since the day she became public with Musk. From what I've read in her latest interviews, she's described not really caring about what anybody thinks of her anymore and feels that her image is already "ruined" anyway, so she can just do anything. I feel bad for her in a sense, despite all of her questionable behavior.
    I was considering whether her 2009 houseboat adventure was worthy of being in this post.  I decided against it since it didn't have much to do with her "Grimes" persona, it was just her and her friend being weird as usual. That being said, there's a lot of "interesting" pictures of her pre-Grimes that always give me a chuckle.

    In all honesty, even if she likes hentai, I have no idea why she felt like that was a necessary thing to tweet. I do get the feeling she's trying harder to even further alienate her fans lately, lol.
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  12. sloane added a post in a topic Grimes   

    Thank you, sincerely!  I did spend quite a few hours on it and I'm still fixing some errors.
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  13. sloane added a topic in Little Snowflakes   

    Grimes

    GRIMES
    Official site / Wikipedia
    Twitter / Instagram / Tumblr / Facebook / Spotify / Soundcloud / Bandcamp
    (Many posts seen or referenced in this topic are now deleted, as she deletes social media posts frequently. Direct quotes from her are not italicized but quotes from interviews with her quotes in them are.)
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    Grimes, born Claire Elise Boucher and later changing her legal name to "c", the unit of measurement for speed of light, is a 31-year-old Canadian musician and artist. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 17, 1988, and is of Québécois and Ukrainian descent. She was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Catholic school until moving to Montreal to attend McGill University, planning to double major in neuroscience and Russian before dropping out in 2011. She is the girlfriend of technology entrepreneur and CEO (SpaceX, Tesla, co-founder of Paypal) Elon Musk, whose thread is here. As of December 2019, rumors have been circulating that she may be pregnant with Musk's child.
    Grimes began releasing music on Myspace in 2007 (her first published work being the EP Lethe) after selecting "grime" as her music's genre without knowing what grime music was. She received critics' attention in 2010 with the release of her debut album Geidi Primes (based on the 1965 science fiction novel Dune) ending that year with her second album, Halfaxa. In 2011, she released Darkbloom, a double-sided EP with d'Eon, and in 2012 released her third album Visions which received widespread acclaim. Her most well-known album, the experimental, pop-oriented Art Angels was released three years later in 2015. Since then, Grimes' musical career has gone different directions, with her controversial upcoming album Miss Anthropocene (initially titled Miss_Anthrop0cene) suffering from backlash for its concept and being delayed due to technical issues. In October, a demo version of the album leaked, and in November, the album leaked nearly three months before the February 21, 2020 release date.
    She has worked with many artists (leaving both positive and negative notes with them) such as her step-brother Jay Worthy, Aristophanes, Azealia Banks, Bleachers, BloodPop, Bring Me The Horizon, d'Eon, Diplo, Doldrums, HANA, Janelle Monáe, Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Lana Del Rey, LOOΠΔ, Lykke Li, Nicole Dollanganger, Poppy, and Skrillex. (This includes musical collaborations, music video features, and performances on tours with said artists.)
    As of December 2019, she has 2,346M listeners on Spotify, 850K followers on Twitter, and 982K followers on Instagram.
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    CONTROVERSIES
    Her most notable controversies include and are categorized as: 1. Political statements and debates, 2. Production and release difficulties, 3. Visions recording / Relation to drug use, 4. Relation to Elon Musk and Azealia Banks, 5. Relation to Poppy, and 6. Miss Anthropocene imagery and backlash.
    Political statements and debates
    Production and release difficulties
    Visions recording / Relation to drug use
    Relation to Elon Musk and Azealia Banks
    Relation to Poppy
    Miss Anthropocene imagery and backlash

    This is my first topic post, so if there's changes you recommend or further information to add on, please let me know. I plan to keep this topic updated as new information comes. I've personally been a fan of her work since 2013, but I do believe she's done many controversial things which deserve to be analyzed and discussed.
    There are threads for Elon Musk, Poppy, and Titanic Sinclair, Grimes being mentioned multiple times in each, as well as a few users having said in the past that they wish Grimes had her own thread. I believe this justifies the creation of a thread for her and I hope I've provided sufficient evidence to support that. I encourage anyone to correct any information in this topic that's false or outdated (as well as point out when I make spelling or grammar mistakes! Thank you.)
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  14. sloane added a post in a topic Belle Delphine (Mary-Belle Kirschner)   

    I guess if there's anything positive we can make out of Belle's situation, it's that she's likely already hit her peak in popularity from the age of 18 and will be turning 20 soon, which gives her a chance of trying to get a relatively normal life into her 20's without this haunting her name for the rest of her life like it has for some famous internet celebrities who only got famous in their 20s and 30s. I do hope she's held accountable for lying to people who supported her though, and people should continue to pressure her to take responsibility until she does.
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  15. sloane added a post in a topic Belle Delphine (Mary-Belle Kirschner)   

    I'm hoping "enhanced" means that Belle didn't edit the majority of this herself, but if this was a picture she released on her own accord it's likely that she did do some editing of her own. I don't know why she'd blend her nose into nonexistence and leave some of her bottom lashes clearly unattached to her waterline if she wants people to think she looks that way in real life.
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