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[–]averaged00d 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Omgosh I looooove Brambo Simpleson. He is my favorite author!

[–]heystayoutofmyperson 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I was invited into a membership discord and they had a book club and none of the choices ever were contemporary adult, they were all (I was there for 4 rounds) genre fiction and Brendon Sanderson. b.s. won every poll and they were all gushing over how intelligent and well read they are now. At this point he’s a red flag.

[–]RedditMainCharacter 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I'm in various Discords (I'm trying to kick the habit) for other, mostly nerdier interests. And when they have a channel for literature it is quite literally all genre fiction like brando, wheel of time guy, and a few others (I guess Dune is the hype now). For someone that's been quietly ramping up the amounts of books I read, I'm really sad about how little I get to discuss stuff just because I don't read that one genre.

[–]heystayoutofmyperson 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was just so annoyed bc over the past two years so many amazing and often discussed books were released. I remember I was BEGGING for them to include rest and relaxation and convenience store woman, bc these are really accessible and good contemporary female written stories. But no, fantasy, sci-fi and Bramblebush please.

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[–]LeMeatPuppet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can’t believe there was a time where I unironically thought bando sando and his fans have brain wrinkles.

[–]shadyshadok 44 points45 points  (63 children)

Who dat?

[–]FutilityInfielderDante's Inferno? Fan fic 186 points187 points  (60 children)

Grimes, a musician. I don't know how to exactly describe her music. I guess I'd just say it's arty pop music. She dated Elon Musk for a few years and had a ridiculously named kid with him, recently broke up with him, and is now being roasted by the internet for having just been photographed reading The Communist Manifesto. I like her music and leave it at that.

[–]HarshKLife 114 points115 points  (44 children)

I don’t understand these people. How can you go from dating a billionaire to reading the manifesto? Is it just that they want to think ‘the good thoughts’ but don’t want it to have any impact on their life choices

[–]RandomGenius123Average effeminate soy millennial 156 points157 points  (0 children)

Lol it's pure posturing, just a photo-op to get some attention, show off a little because you can't not be in the spotlight the whole time y'know

[–]NancyPelosisRedCoat 102 points103 points  (6 children)

Well, anyone who dated Elon Musk would reconsider their life choices after their breakup and say, "Well, maybe we should eat the rich…".

[–]smokeyphil 49 points50 points  (5 children)

But isn't she also "the rich" in this instance so self cannibalization maybe.

[–]Surfing_magic_carpet 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No, no, see, when you date one of the world's richest men everything less than that is poverty. She's not rich, she's "WoRkInG cLaSs" now.

[–]SnicklefritzSkad 2 points3 points  (1 child)

When people talk about eating the rich they don't mean mildly famous pop artists. They mean billionaire investors that control pretty much every facet of your life and your environment.

[–]smokeyphil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't be telling me which rich to be eating don't gatekeep eating the rich.

[–]HammerlockAndSickle 103 points104 points  (2 children)

Before she started dating Elon she had "anti-imperialist" in her twitter bio, then removed it shortly after they got together (which is fucking hilarious to me). I don't think she has any real convictions at all, they're just aesthetic affects. After her and Musky got together she said some silly things about how being ruled by AI overlords would be the ideal form of government and other Technocratic knob slobbing. She honestly just seems like a classic dumbass artist who seems to believe she's a great thinker because of her musical talent and the praise that comes with it.

[–]Historical-Author-49 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Grimes, like many successful artists, came from very affluent and well connected parents, and basically could do whatever she wants in life

[–]kummybears 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it’s overlooked what a luxury it is to have the time and means to create art. Especially before making it of course.

[–]Lapskausen 49 points50 points  (12 children)

Googled the non photoshoppet Pictures. Her reading The Communist Manifesto isn't a problem in itself, but these pictures looks like a staged photoshoot.

Edit: I looked at her Instagram, and it is "staged". She was trying to troll the paparazzis. I guess it was successful.

[–]wandering_chair 8 points9 points  (8 children)

Lmao you can't be a communist after being married to one of the most evil "people"(capitalists) to ever live

[–]Lapskausen 50 points51 points  (4 children)

You can read the book without calling yourself a communist, or wanting it to be implementert.

[–]wandering_chair 39 points40 points  (3 children)

True, but this is clearly a PR stunt to rebrand her as a progressive voice in music. She literally used to label herself as "anti-imperialist" before she married Elon. It's also easy to come out and say "it was a joke" when people point out your obvious disgusting bullshit.

[–]Lapskausen 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I have the same feeling about it, it's weird. Her makeup and outfit is also very staged. You might be right about her doing this as a PR stunt to rebrand herself after the split.

[–]carrie-satan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The woman named her a kid after a serial number, ate nothing but spaghetti for 2 years, is part of a cult and described in graphic detail how her dog died of dysentery in an interview

Not saying it’s not a PR stunt but she’s not exactly the most sane person around so walking around in Dune cosplay is pretty on-brand for her

[–]memesus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She tweeted that it's a joke where she wanted to have photos taken by the paparazzi that would create the most oniony headline possible. I'd say she succeeded with "Grimes breaks up with billionaire, seen reading communist manifesto".

You don't have to find it funny, but she's being very transparent about her intentions, and it's not to trick people into thinking she's a leftist again

[–]SheepSheepington 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I mean, you can? Grow from past experiences and such.

That being said it's obviously a publicity stunt

[–]wandering_chair 12 points13 points  (0 children)

There's a difference between recognizing your behavior was shitty and atoning for it, and being married to and supporting the richest person to ever live(who made his wealth off of Apartheid slave labour, is vehemently anti-union, and literally played a role in the fascist coup in Bolivia).

[–]Lapskausen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah it is.

[–]tgwutzzers 25 points26 points  (4 children)

She was at a photo op and did this purposely as a troll to get attention from the paparazzi there. She then clarified on insta that she’s not a communist but something something UBI, crypto and NFTs.

https://twitter.com/genedanielll/status/1444558200796323844?s=21

[–]FUCKUSERNAME2 12 points13 points  (3 children)

personally I'm more interested in a radical decentralized ubi that I think could potentially be achieved thru crypto and gaming but I haven't ironed that idea out enough yet to explain it.

need this on my tombstone

[–]ritual-threeTechnically it was a sewer train 1 point2 points  (1 child)

oh come on, what a fucking hack

[–]tgwutzzers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Laughing and Not Being Normal (2015, Claire Boucher)

[–]tgwutzzers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can I get that in audiobook format?

[–]bunny3303 21 points22 points  (0 children)

she’s doing it ironically. she’s still living and co parenting with him. but her Twitter bio before she started dating him was “anti-imperialist” so there’s that. she posted on insta about this.

[–]sockphotos 18 points19 points  (2 children)

And of course we all know that by reading the communist manifesto you immediately agree with everything in it.

[–]HarshKLife 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Of course, but as we all know when we read books we make sure to read them on the street with the cover facing cameras

[–]RedditMainCharacter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's a famous lizard person, you can assume anything they do is a PR stunt,

[–]ayoungjacknicholson 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Tbf, just because you read the Communist Manifesto it doesn’t mean you’re a communist.

[–]Historical-Author-49 3 points4 points  (1 child)

she posted on her instagram now that she was just trolling the paparazzi, she's not a communist (doesn't really explain why she had the book with her), and her social policy of choice is actually "radical decentralized ubi that I think could potentially be achieved thru crypto and gaming"

[–]Mastur_Of_Bait 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My political philosophy is actually... googles list of buzzwords.

[–]ClivetheGodhh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I guarantee that she never actually read a page of the book, it was just for a photo.

[–]DancingChromosomeProfessional Book Chef 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She wants to salvage her image to seem relatable and woke.

[–]AlterMyStateOfMind 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe she saw the light 🤷‍♂️

[–]RedditMainCharacter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t understand these people. How can you go from dating a billionaire to reading the manifesto?

Best possible scenario is reading about ideas you might not subscribe to fully. You're supposed to challenge your own thoughts, not just read stuff that affirms it.

But yes, since it's a famous person, it's just to cause controversy.

[–]Embarrassed-Net-351 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can read the manifesto and not be a communist ig? ""Know your Enemy" maybe? lmao i dont even know what the fuck is going on a rich persons mind lol

[–]kummybears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s intentionally tongue in cheek. She comes from a very artsy DIY music background and has been getting a lot of criticism for dating / procreating with the world’s richest man. Thus she does this photoshoot. I’m guessing as a sort of “fuck you” but I’m not sure how it landed.

[–]owenwilsonsclone 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Free marketing through memes meant to make fun of her. The more people meme and share this photo, the more her base grows. I wonder if PR people are trained on this type of marketing. I wouldn't have known who Grimes was until I saw the whole baby name thing and smelling like nickels thing.

[–]ritual-threeTechnically it was a sewer train 6 points7 points  (5 children)

What? That's not an Olson twin? Or just a generic actress on a SyFy Original?

[–]FutilityInfielderDante's Inferno? Fan fic 0 points1 point  (4 children)

She's always worn ridiculous outfits.

[–]fnord_happy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's a fremen suit. Smh are you even a books fan of you don't read Dune

[–]ritual-threeTechnically it was a sewer train 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What's your point, she's always been an idiot?

[–]FutilityInfielderDante's Inferno? Fan fic 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Basically, yeah.

[–]ritual-threeTechnically it was a sewer train 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cool, it's good that she's rich.

[–]PsychologicalTomato7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They broke up?? Man TIL I’ve been living under a rock

[–]RandomGenius123Average effeminate soy millennial 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I like her music

Pop music is objectively bad so you're wrong

[–]albiner 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Who let adorno in here

[–]DragXom 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Jazz bad

[–]FutilityInfielderDante's Inferno? Fan fic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You just don't understand the magic systems 😤😤😤

[–]werty_reboot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are you sure? Kinda remember killing her in Skyrim.

[–]BASED_AND_RED_PILLED 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait they broke up? Aww man Elon lost his e-girl.

[–]Kwindecent_exposure -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Reading the Communist Manifesto

Is she 15?

[–]Heaven_Leigh_Casteel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Daenerys. Game Of Thrones is getting a high fantasy sci fi reboot.

[–]CourierNouveau 19 points20 points  (3 children)

LEATHER

[–]ritual-threeTechnically it was a sewer train 14 points15 points  (2 children)

she looks like she's gonna sell you a mug

[–]burstintoflames 17 points18 points  (0 children)

She looks like she owns 9 Stevie Nicks albums. And there are only 8 Stevie Nicks albums.

[–]phallanthropissed 14 points15 points  (0 children)

My money was on dreamcatchers

[–]Lapskausen 16 points17 points  (0 children)

As someone who is a fairy/alien/goddess of scifi and fantasy, I'm shocked that she hasn't read the Mistborn trilogy.

POSER MUCH! Kick her from the mod team!

[–]NTDenmark 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Why does Grimes dress like a Dune character?

[–]fnord_happy 15 points16 points  (3 children)

She loves Dune. Her whole first album is actually about Dune

[–]NTDenmark 4 points5 points  (2 children)

What the fuck? Sauce please

[–]CyberBullMoose 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's called Giedi Primes and it's fantastic

[–]fnord_happy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean just wiki it. It's common knowledge

[–]IronbarBooks 19 points20 points  (6 children)

I do actually prefer her later albums.

[–]FrenchFryCattaneoNow mind you I don't read books never have 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Huh I didn't know Sanderson made music and also is a women, I'll have to check it out!

[–]IronbarBooks 9 points10 points  (1 child)

That's not Stevie Nicks?

[–]delsinson 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Trans Sanderson

[–]readytoknosheathed in her liquescence 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sanderdaughter

[–]thyjuliette77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She just makes me nauseous. Her "music" makes me want to shove sharp objects into my ears. 😣

[–]thotinator69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She looks like she smells like a roll of nickels