The Champion of What Ask Metafilter Is June 10, 2012 4:22 PM   Subscribe

AskMe got a shoutout on Rookie.
posted by pxe2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:22 PM (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

And perhaps more noteworthily for the fortunes of all involved; Rookie just got a shoutout on MetaFilter.
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 4:31 PM on June 10, 2012 [12 favorites]

Yay Rookie! Love them so much. Hullo, teenage girls!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:12 PM on June 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

I, age 33, read Rookie. Do real teen girls though?
posted by k8t at 5:17 PM on June 10, 2012

I'm 22 and I read it. I would've read it as a teenager if it had existed.
posted by stoneandstar at 5:40 PM on June 10, 2012

Yay for Rookie! I, too, am 33 and love it.
posted by apricot at 6:02 PM on June 10, 2012

Oh neat. I had never heard of Rookie before today.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:25 PM on June 10, 2012

Tavi Gevinson, who founded Rookie and is still in high school, is amazing! And Rookie is great, too!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:41 PM on June 10, 2012

Love this magazine! I'm 22 and find it great too.
posted by ichomp at 2:23 AM on June 11, 2012

I enjoyed that article, especially when she implied that a person who doesn't think the green is awesome probably wouldn't make a good best friend. Can't wait to check out the rest of the magazine. Thanks!
posted by Duffington at 1:00 PM on June 11, 2012

Total tangent I suppose, but clicking on the link the very first thing that jumps out at me is the background image, which appears to be a photo of a bunch of pregnant/young women and girls in some 1960's/1970's commune/cult (judging by the Rolls, and the creepy Manson bearded dude in the poster)?

Is that a well-known image and therefore invested in more [double] meaning? From a little tineye and wiki, it looks like something called the "Source Family" led by Father Yod. What/why would it be on a site that apparently (from other people's comments here) is apparently a good, DIY online magazine addressing teenage girls/young women?
posted by hincandenza at 2:26 PM on June 11, 2012

Maybe ask the person whose site it is? I'm always surprised at how many people repurpose images without doing even the most cursory tineye/google image lookuppery. I think that's just more normal nowadays.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:13 PM on June 11, 2012

Maybe they like private-press psych.
posted by box at 4:50 PM on June 11, 2012

I think it is tangentially related to the theme of the month:

June’s theme is Paradise, and it is basically a love letter to our final destination of Los Angeles. Expect lots of Beach Boys, Weetzie Bat, Joan Didion, and then a ton of writing about what happens when you realize that the whole idea of a paradise is kind of a myth, and how to construct your own paradise, since adolescence can kind of suck, and I know it gets better, but you need to make yourself happy in the meantime, you know?

Generally, Rookie is pretty fascinated by the candy-colored weirdness of the 70's. Having a strange image of a horde of culty women in their Sunday prom whatever best is totally in line with their aesthetic. It doesn't mean that Rookie worships father Yod.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:09 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ah, oops, format fail. Looked fine in preview, dashit.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:10 AM on June 12, 2012

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