Are You A Freak?
photo drawn by my bf, charlesanimated. He was being too kind, because I am far from a waist that small.


  • My internet alias is Francy Pants. Known in the fam as T-Tia, known to the homies as Frenchie, known to the boo as Baba, known to the government as Cynthia Francillon

  • I AM JUST LIKE YOU, but not. I'm a wide variety just like everyone else, but with my own variety, not like anyone else.

  • I love anything comedy related, because comedy got me through the trials and errors of high school. It helped me in the development of who I am today. Therefore, to live and breathe comedy is a luxury.

  • I'm 22 yrs young, slowly grasping the side effects of the grown up syndrome, but chilling in my kid persona for the time being.

  • I'm a Journalism major and a Media Arts (TV/FILM) minor. I hope to make it into the entertainment business because entertaining is all I love to do. Aside from normal stuff like poking at my flaws, wishing I was best friends with Emma Stone, and obsessively researching my idols.

  • My heart belongs to a lot of pop culture, hence why my blog is called "Are You A Freak?" Catered to everyone who loves that one thing or those many things, this blog shuns no one. Instead, it invites everyone.

  • When I'm not blogging, I'm writing scripts, making videos, social media-ing, and donating my time to political means.

  • Ron Swanson and I go together.

  • Anton Yelchin: "I f-ing love movies."

  • I leave you with nothing else, except have fun, don't take this blog so terribly serious, because it's not meant to be, be kind to yourself and others, and don't be afraid. Of what? Well, that's up to you, dear friends.
  • dopeasfuuuuu:

    American Apparel’s “Period Power” Shirt

    BIG KUDOS to Petra Collins (awesome photographer whose work I know through Tavi Gevinson and Rookie Mag) for collaborating with American Apparel to create this shirt. Part of her art platform titled The Arduous, the shirt represents power in the 5-7 day cycle women go through once a month, and what men are disgusted/intrigued by, for a woman bleeding for 5-7 days without passing out or dying is just God like.

    The shirt is selling for $32 here.

    "The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person."

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)

    Ugh, I’m sorry to double post with two quotes, but he’s dropping another truth bomb here. I hate when people misinterpret 500DOS and think of Summer as some kind of bitch, or, alternately, as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. That’s only how his character saw her. To me, this movie was basically about Nice Guy Syndrome: A guy who thinks he’s just so nice that he’s entitled to the woman he wants, and when she decides she doesn’t want him back, she becomes a bitch, or a whore.

    (via la-belle-laide)

    Friday, August 16, 2013

    WORST to BEST Kendrick Lamar Reactions

    VIBE Magazine compiled a list of rappers who’ve responded to Kendrick Lamar’s controversially awesome verse on Big Sean’s “Control,” where he calls out a number of his rapping peers/competitors, that they need to step their game up.

    VIBE pulled the best lines from their tracks, then commented on them in terms of their efforts.

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    13. Iman Shumpert – “Dear Kendrick”
    Standout bar: You the king of New York since ’007, don’t play that/That’s the big homie, I hope the Knicks spend on me/So I can keep the same jersey I came in with
    VIBE says: Iman, please have a seat on the bench.

    12. Bizzy Crook – “Kendrick Forgot About Me”
    Standout bar: I’ve been moving like ADD nigga/Kendrick Lamar was never talkin’ bout me
    VIBE says: Seems like Bizzy Crook missed the point.

    11. Fred Da Godson – “Say My Name”
    Standout bar: This is verbal murder, I know I’m killing your vibe/You got New York sick so you the cancer/It’s like Philly ’96 draft, I’m The Answer
    VIBE says: Valiant attempt, but we’d rather hear 40 bars from Allen Iverson, himself

    10. Ransom – “Control” (Kendrick Lamar Response)
    Standout bars: I’m Making these niggas feel like the sky’s falling/guys crawling/women screaming for mercy/Ransom don’t hurt me these verses
    VIBE says: Cool reply, bro. Still waiting on a lyrical address to Nicki Minaj.

    9. King Los – “Control” (Remix)
    Standout bars: Kendrick I think you genius, J. Cole got these niggas worried/Big KRIT is a Southern killer, Wale is a visionary/Pusha been pushing so long he truly defines a hustler/
    VIBE says: Los takes the high road. Maybe he’ll get a feature verse out of it.

    8. Kevin Hart – “Control” (Video: Kendrick Lamar Response)
    Standout bars: Kendrick Lamar, you don’t want this work/ I body people in bins bigger than pots and dirt/I got Porta Potties in the dug out first base/You come to my base/that means you wanna chase me/
    VIBE says: You gon’ get this work! With just the intensity in his face, in 15 seconds Kevin Hart tops several Kendrick responses.

    7. B.o.B – “How 2 Rap” (Kendrick Lamar Response)
    Standout bars: Ain’t no rappers on my list/Come holla at me when you’re done riding each others dick/25 million singles worlwide, I’ll guess I’ll take another hit
    VIBE says: B.o.B is in his feelings for not being mentioned. The “Swimming Pools (Drank)” mockery is priceless, though. Not sure why so many folks forget this guy can really, really rap. .

    6. Mickey Factz – “South Park” (Kendrick Lamar Response)
    Standout bars: Fake Omar Epps, just be a schoolboy, Q/Gonna prove Factz wrong, talk over that shit/You set the bar high, nigga, I vault over that shit/Hollywood star, nigga, I walk over that shit/You say you sick? I cough over that shit
    VIBE says: Wow, there’s a resemblance between K. Dot and Omar Epps? (::rewinds Juice::) Anywho, Mickey killed in this response, and he’s coming for everybody on that Black Hippy roster. When is that debut album coming?

    5. Astro – “Kony” (Kendrick Lamar Response)
    Standout bars: Talking about how you the king of this state, that’s time wasted/You kicked harder lines on the Miguel collaborations/
    VIBE says: Astro’s taking shots! Real clever, and save for an F-bomb he’s keeps it rated PG.

    4. Cassidy – “Control” (Freestyle)
    Standout bars: My bars been crazy, I’m Slim Shady with black skin/I got the battling belt/The hardest battle I done ever been in is when I battled myself/I hold weight so don’t make a giant battle with elf
    VIBE says: Cassidy lets it be known that he does this. Just ask Freeway.

    3. Joell Ortiz – “Outta Control” (Kendrick Lamar Response)
    Standout bar: Little homie you ain’t the king of New York/You the next thing on my fork
    VIBE says: This is no first-responder advantage. Joell Ortiz is heated and hungry, literally.

    2. Papoose – “Control”
    Standout bar: Good kid, mad city, you know nothing about the trap/On your album cover you sat on another man’s lap/
    VIBE says: Coming out of no where, Papoose emerges with this scathing attack on K. Dot. Pretty good, but c’mon Papoose, you should cut Kendrick some slack for giving you shine at Summer Jam. #neverforget

    1. Lupe Fiasco – “SLR 2″
    Standout bars: I ain’t competition, I don’t move shit/The only opposition is this new shit… He’s so crazy, look at the little baby/Nigga you ain’t Nas, nigga you ain’t Jay-Z/You will respect me, you will reject me/But I’ve done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me
    VIBE says: Lupe didn’t even have to drop K. Dot’s name to get his message across. Touché. 

    (x)

    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    "CLAPPING FOR THE WRONG REASONS," the directors cut. The 24-minute short film was written, produced, and starring Donald Glover, directed by Hiro Murai.

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    SHORT FILM: “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” by Matt Spicer

    JASH, a comedy based entertainment channel on YouTube created by Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watt, has been delivering short films that catch my attention that happen to be a bit far from comedy.

    Take this film for example. This film, which is AMAZING, btw, had me captivated from beginning to end, because I expected comedy. Well…

    I was wrong. And I’m so glad I was. Starring NBC’s “Community,” Gillian Jacobs, “Cabin in the Woods,” Fran Kranz, and “Children’s Hospital,”
     Rob Huebel, this one is the best one I’ve seen. Like… whoa.

    HANDY DANDY AWESOME: The FANs Cam
FANs Cam is a ‘free-angle and naked camera’ that can be clipped onto the collar of a sports player’s uniform to provide spectators with a live video feed of the game and a perspective they’ve never had before. The video can be accessed after a simple scan of the QR code printed on the back of the spectator’s ticket. Then the spectator chooses their preferred player using smart phone, and immediately they can see exactly what that player sees. (x)

    HANDY DANDY AWESOME: The FANs Cam

    FANs Cam is a ‘free-angle and naked camera’ that can be clipped onto the collar of a sports player’s uniform to provide spectators with a live video feed of the game and a perspective they’ve never had before. The video can be accessed after a simple scan of the QR code printed on the back of the spectator’s ticket. Then the spectator chooses their preferred player using smart phone, and immediately they can see exactly what that player sees. (x)

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    LUPE FIASCO created a 13-minute music video for 3 songs off his album, "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1," that barely anyone heard about or knew existed because Lupe has tainted his reputation by talking political and going off every now and then.

    A lot of his rants were random and even a little bit too much, but he never failed to speak truth, and that’s one thing you gotta admire. He speaks truth. And people don’t wanna listen. Poor guy.

    Anywho, the album is great (Spotify that baby. Seriously. Stop complaining about lack of great hip-hop and shun your views of Lupe. Just listen to what he has to say), and the video brings up the issues we as Black Americans are facing in a white world. Our lack of influence in the progressive things vs. the gigantic influence in the materialistic, shallow things is real, and we can’t stop trying to notice.

    We’re gonna fall hard if we do. (via dopeasfuuuuu)

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    Transition to manhood is the most important thing that’s going on right now. The caps and the gowns and your tassels and your honorary blah blah blahs don’t mean nothing. That’s just dress. That’s just some clothes. Meaningless clothes, too, because they have no real purpose in life.

    They don’t keep you warm. What do they do? They just represent to someone else that you’ve achieved something. But then when you look back at it, what have you achieved? For young Black men, [manhood] … it is one the last things that we have … and one of the last things that we can control. Manhood is connected to humanity.

    "
    Lupe Fiasco during his speech at the Mass Black Male Graduation and Transition to Manhood ceremony at Chicago University (x)
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR M.I.A.’s “Bring The Noize”

    M.I.A., if you release more singles like this in the next two months, this summer will indeed be all the way turnt and burnt up.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Joel and Ellie vs.The World
T-shirts available on RedBubble
Created by philtomato (via insanelygaming)

    Joel and Ellie vs.The World

    T-shirts available on RedBubble

    Created by  (via insanelygaming)

    J. Cole’s “Born Sinner,” and Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” albums dropped today.

    From first impressions alone, Kanye was building a controversy around his album, from his first single, “Black Slaves,” to the title of the LP. That was his marketing scheme, along with his new born baby girl and a deep interview he had with the New York Times.

    J. Cole, on the other hand, went in with the thought that if this album doesn’t sell, he may go back to working a 9 to 5. He self promoted himself in a way that I’ve ever seen an artist do. It was artistic, making videos on how he delevoped “Power Trip,” to speaking to important people in his life on their come up (from Jay’s mother to his friend/collaborator Kendrick Lamar to Miguel), to interacting with fans via Twitter and Facebook and giving them the chance to attend the album listening party…

    As Charlesanimated told me, J. Cole is human with the people while Kanye is trying to portray himself as a God.

    From reviews I’ve read, Kanye’s beats are eclectic (per usual), ranging from hip-hop to rock to indian type beats, because we all know that when Kanye does an album, he never repeats the process twice. The beats, though they are different, aren’t hard to get used to. If anything, you’ll find yourself vibing to them. What Kanye lacks, unfortunately, is his lyricism, which isn’t compelling. If anything, it’s simple. And with hard beats, simple lyrics just won’t do. 

    J. Cole has been praised up and down for not only his lyricism, but the messages in between the lines, and the old school hip-hop beats that compliment them. Not to mention, his amazing producing abilities, which can be heard through a number of his songs. In this album, J. Cole delivers in a way where he earns the money you pay to listen to this album. He sends messages to humans, big and small, male and female, black and white. His lyrics are top notch, his features do their job, and there are skits.

    Kanye delivers half-heartedly, while J. Cole went all in.

    Who’s are you buying and why?

    Watch Michael Cera and Aubrey Plaza in Michael Cera’s New Short “Failure” (via popculturebrain)

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    I don’t know what happened here.
    I really liked this, though, and you probably will, too.

    Monday, June 17, 2013
    Poster: Idris Elba as ‘Mandela’ | THR (via popculturebrain)
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Wait… WHAT?! 

    Poster: Idris Elba as ‘Mandela’ | THR (via popculturebrain)

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    Wait… WHAT?! 



    Customer Review Parody of the Day: Netflix Original Series “Example Show”
Have you heard of Netflix’s experimental original series Example Show? Check out the raving reviews on Netflix! (via thedailywhat)

    Customer Review Parody of the Day: Netflix Original Series “Example Show”

    Have you heard of Netflix’s experimental original series Example Show? Check out the raving reviews on Netflix! (via thedailywhat)

    Come June 20th, Instagram will be joining the bandwagon of video integrated photo media sites, for they will be including video capture as a part of their app.Vine, cross your fingers. You may become irrelevant.

    Come June 20th, Instagram will be joining the bandwagon of video integrated photo media sites, for they will be including video capture as a part of their app.

    Vine, cross your fingers. You may become irrelevant.

     
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