I'm not taking no fuckin' responsibility for cats I don't know, man.

By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on Do You Have Impostor Syndrome?

This was so comforting. I never really felt sure about Impostor Syndrome because I wasn't sure if I was allowed to use that term for what I was experiencing.

I think a lot of the answers reflect exactly why I feel this way - if you feel different from people, or if anyone makes you feel like you shouldn't be where you are, then you'll probably feel like an impostor at some point. I've felt it a lot in my personal and professional lives - it took me a long time to realize that I am actually good and skilled at my job. Part of the reason why it took so long for me to realize that was my workplace. Hell, I just got a promotion, which I didn't ask for until very recently because I didn't realize I deserved it. Company culture. Even signing the new contract for my promotion made me feel like I didn't deserve it - like I was lucky to get anything at all, even though I was working so hard at a job that paid me less than it should have.
It's come up in my personal life as well - any compliments I get, or any positive reactions to my accomplishments sometimes send me into immediate impostor mode, as if I can't believe anyone would say something nice to me.

Anyway, Jazmine Hughes, you absolutely deserve everything that you have worked for. I will remind you of this as often as needed. (But I probably won't watch Keeping up with the Kardashians, not because of you, just because, like, I won't.)

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm 1

By Jazmine Hughes on "I Want You Back" Is Back

@Sa Ra@facebook I know you are spam but I will make an example out of you because YOU SOUND LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD ("ROLLING STONES WERE THE GREATEST!" "DYLAN WAS THE GREATEST!"), BUT NO, YOU ARE WRONG


Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:39 am 9

By Mark W. Reilly@facebook on "I Want You Back" Is Back

Song also got a huge push this summer as the bookend of the retro Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack (which hit #1 on Billboard 200 in August and has been pumping sales of 70s pop songs all year).


Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:23 am 2

By uemmak on Nickelodeon's Diversity "Problem" Is That It Likes Diversity

@Lucienne The long awaited film adaptation: John Cho Playing the Guitar Being Really Attractive.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm 1

By eliz_s on Nickelodeon's Diversity "Problem" Is That It Likes Diversity

Would watch a marathon of John Cho Standing Around Being Really Attractive.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm 5

By adriana on Nickelodeon's Diversity "Problem" Is That It Likes Diversity

"Mindy Kaling would be the Shonda Rhimes, Shonda Rhimes would be the Aaron Sorkin, and Aaron Sorkin would be just some dude watching from home."

What a beautiful world.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:29 am 6

By 54767880@twitter on Weekend Roundup and Open Thread

This is so, so out of the blue, but does anybody have a permalink or a saved copy of an essay that ran on this site a couple of years ago about a woman's boyfriend dying of cancer, and she couldn't bring herself to delete their gchat archives?! I thought I had bookmarked it but I can't find it, and I can't recall the title or the author's name! It was so beautifully written and it made me cry for, like, lunar cycles. I so want to reread it! Anyone remember that?!

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:14 pm 1

By and it's not even my birthday on What Rhymes with Netflix?

That poster looks like it would be at home on Tracy Jordan's dressing room wall in 30 Rock...if the character of Tracy Jordan were different in a couple ways.

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm 2

By greyeminence on The Hairpin Rom Com Club: Funny Face

How did you write about this movie and only barely mention the best part of it: Kay Thompson playing Maggie Prescott, the editor of "Quality"!? Audrey Hepburn is beautiful, and Fred Astaire is an exquisite dancer, but Kay Thompson is by far the most amusing part of this movie.


Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm 3

By amitygardens@twitter on Items At A Specialty Grocery Store

Dammit, KAREN!

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm 1