Going Against the Grain is Cool

I have a serious appreciation for Saturday Night Live. They get it. They understand that the world is not a place filled with nice people thinking nice thoughts all of the time. We are not politically correct all of the time and that is okay. Well, goafies don’t think its okay but us alchemist. We get it.

Let art live. Be funny and freeing and sometimes you get to get your point across. Well this week I got to have fun. SNL kind of fun with the whole controversy around the Pepsi commerical. Personally, I don’t see what the issue was. The Kardashian family exploits everything. Nothing is off limits and everything is up for grabs. And you know what, in a day and age were Donald Trump is your president that is par for the course. It is to be expected.

Listen, money makes the world go round. No matter how much we try to deny it –that’s the sad truth. So, in knowing this Pepsi capitalized off of the best way to go about this. Who cares if the there are some people that are going to protest against this. If anything they will do nothing but slacktivisim. It will trend on Twitter for the moment. But no one is taking this fight to the streets. So, why not drop a commercial that is destined to keep everything and their professors talking about Pepsi and their brand.

And since we are being honest, not many goafies even admit to drinking Pepsi they will all go grab a bottle of Aquafina (I hear Pepsi owns them) or another bottled water company. Either they we are talking about them and that is good for business. Getting banned is the new way to make your company stocks soar. And after the conversation that was had about this topic I  would be so inclined to buy a few shares. Too bad I am not motivated by such things– however, I can see the need for it.

Pepsi did what ever other company is trying to do, if you don’t believe me, check out the clip below from my friends over at SNL. Here’s a peek into a pitch meeting at an ad agency.

These are the times in which we live in. Either going ht program or step aside because the train is already off the tracks.

So are we, how do you say… slackting?

The pepsi commercial we watched prior seemed bold. Unlike what I see before. Us alchemists are always “acting”. The health of arganee has sunken, but our activist minds have been helping. How do goaffy humans act on their scary obstacles? My friends in the goaffy world say they speak a lot on internet. But is this enough? I tried to do what my friends suggested, so I made meme.

I’d post meme here, but it won’t show. Guess you’ll see later friends! Let’s get going on the slackting! Rutm robk gxmgtkk!

 

xoxoOresia

 

 

She is like me, I am like her

This week I got my inspiration from Quanesha, Quanesha’s father, and Quanesha’s Pastor. I have only been friends with Quanesha (QuaneshaSB) for a little while, but I feel like we have so much in common. The most obvious is our faith. I love the fact I can talk to her, and she understands where I am coming from. And just like Quanesha took the time out to read some of my work, I have been taking the time out to read some of her work. Quanesha has a passion/commitment to prayer. She sent me this photo which gave me an idea for a meme. Quanesha was happy about this bug that stayed on the window for hours thinking it was a praying mantis, which she has seen before, only to realize after talking to her mom it wasn’t. Still, it works for a great meme and what we are supposed to accomplish through memes this week. I think it is parody, and I think it has a way of getting people’s attention. And to be completely honest, sometimes I feel like the negative memes or parody work the best. Here is another meme I came up with for this week. A quote I saw  that helped inspire it was “I may have to cry sometimes but I will never regret being a woman of God.”

Moreover, I even tried to get @MCorbettWilson to contribute/annotate on the McSweeney’s article.

Activism

Hello my alchemist friends.

Last week we talked about the thing the Earthlings call “activism.” I think this “activism” is where the Earthlings take a stand on something that they feel is worth speaking out about. If this is the case, I experienced activism this past week on my trip to the American city, “Washington, D.C.”

From what I understand, the people were observing a holiday called “Earth Day,” on which they celebrate their planet. This seems to me an odd holiday, do they not celebrate it every single day like we do, back in my home world?

There was another element to this observation as well, I think this was the “activism” part. Scientists and doctors were gathered, with signs about money and research. It was explained to me that the current government administration has spoken of reducing funding for the Earthlings scientific research, which seems to me a bad idea. Without support, how will they progress forward in their knowledge? Earthlings are frail, they need medical and scientific knowledge to live. They are not like us, with our immortality potions.

The scientists and doctors standing around protesting, is that “activism,” or “slactivism”? I believe it would be activism, because they made the effort to come from their homes to take a stance. They did not just “tweet” about it on their “Twitters,” or “post” on their “Facebooks” (forgive me, these terms are foreign), they went out and participated.

I think this is the “Activism” the Earthlings speak of. What are your thoughts?

~Avicia

Rebrand/Remix

A certain sugar liquid company has reached out to the Pensato Remix Machine, and we have done my best to obscure its traditional logo and carve out new lines in social media. Every rebrand is a remix, is a restart. The Universe just shrugs.