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Title: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on July 01, 2011, 09:17:06 AM
So there's a confessions topic, a don't you love it when topic, a don't you hate it when topic... So here's a rant topic. Rant about anything.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lorelai-wa on July 01, 2011, 09:20:01 AM
Don't you love it when things are going your way?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on July 01, 2011, 09:26:12 AM
Rant I hate it wen your bf goes away
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lorelai-wa on July 01, 2011, 09:26:53 AM
I love how you can love things.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 01, 2011, 09:34:10 AM
Tyler... are you grasping the purpose of a 'rant'?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lorelai-wa on July 01, 2011, 09:37:39 AM
NOPE! I hate how you never win the "Game"
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 01, 2011, 09:38:16 AM
That's more like it. Rants are generally about something that bothers you.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 01, 2011, 09:38:46 AM
They're also usually really long, go off on tangents, make no sense even to you once you reread it.... all my blog posts are rants, mostly.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Anna-wa on July 01, 2011, 09:39:07 AM
I h ate the game in general and I'm never going to participate in it. I don't care if I'm just "fooling myself", I'm not playing the game now or ever. Same thing with That's What She Said jokes; those things are getting old, in fact they never were new.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on July 01, 2011, 10:16:38 AM
NOPE! I hate how you never win the "Game"

Hey, you can win if you forget, but then you'll never know you've won! xP
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lorelai-wa on July 01, 2011, 10:18:40 AM
True.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 01, 2011, 10:33:35 AM
I'm so depressed.... I mean, it happened a long time ago, but I'm still really sad... cause one of my best friend's moms died.... and I can't stop thinking about it when I'm around her and I just compare all the things that are alike about them...... but then it's so strange to think that she isn't there anymore for me to see those things in her.  And I can't imagine how hard it must be to go through her adolecence without a mom. I'm not that close to my mom. In fact, I pretty much hate her. But there are so many things that I couldn't do without her and I can't image not having her there when I need her.  I feel so bad for my friend. I really feel like crying right now.... of course that may just be cause I just watched like the saddest movie ever and bawled my eyes out.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 01, 2011, 10:35:06 AM
Oh- and I have another one. OMG MY BFF KYLE IS GAY! AND DATING. A. BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. I always sorta expected it, but it's just so..... wowish. God I'm SO freaking happy he came out of the closet.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on July 01, 2011, 10:36:08 AM
LOL you told me already
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 01, 2011, 11:13:25 AM
I know lol I'm freaking out though. And it kinda makes me want to tell him that I'm bi, but that would be weird. I mean, what would you say? "Hey kyle, well you know how your gay? Well, yeah, I'm bi."
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on July 01, 2011, 11:15:49 AM
Try it
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 01, 2011, 11:20:29 AM
Nah that would just be awkward.  And I think five people knowing is enough.... plus he's really popular, so you never know he could tell everyone I know and then my life would sorta be ruined.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on July 01, 2011, 01:00:35 PM
True
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 01, 2011, 10:42:15 PM
yup.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on July 01, 2011, 10:43:08 PM
yup.

I know this thread is for rants, but *glomps Sadie* Misses you! <33
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 01, 2011, 10:45:30 PM
I MISS YOU TOO REeNIE!!!!!!!! lol me and my friend named a character in our book after you. She isn't like you at all though.  She's a bad girl.  And the devil created her. lol.  But I swear we named her before we decided that stuff! hahaha But yeah I miss you guys all so much!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on July 01, 2011, 10:47:04 PM
I MISS YOU TOO REeNIE!!!!!!!! lol me and my friend named a character in our book after you. She isn't like you at all though.  She's a bad girl.  And the devil created her. lol.  But I swear we named her before we decided that stuff! hahaha But yeah I miss you guys all so much!

Ahaha, that is awesome xD I feel honored, haha, even though she was created by the devil xD
Yep yep, you are missed lots! <33
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 01, 2011, 10:58:14 PM
 ;D Oh gosh, I love you guys!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on July 01, 2011, 10:59:56 PM
;D Oh gosh, I love you guys!

Haha, you're loved too! :D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 01, 2011, 11:02:07 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 01, 2011, 11:15:50 PM
Someone has ranted for me:
"From reading the Nintendo 3DS Terms of Service, one could be forgiven for thinking that Nintendo is exiting the video game console business and entering the brick-making business.
The 3DS Terms are a perfect storm of 1) Updates will happen automatically without your specific permission any time the device connects to wifi 2) The device will constantly try to connect to wifi 3) Updates will specifically disable devices found to have modified software or unauthorized peripherals.

On top of that, Nintendo claims a license to photos and other user-generated material on the devices -- and those things are also automatically uploaded, along with user location data gleaned from wifi network proximity.

DRM prevents users from disabling any of these antifeatures, which is why DefectiveByDesign.org has taken an interest, encouraging people to send cardboard bricks to Nintendo. In the wake of all the Sony PS3 news, is this really the direction Nintendo wants to take things?"
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 02, 2011, 11:28:57 PM
Rant time:

My parents won't let go the whole marriage thing. I feel like I'm living in the freaking middle ages. I've told them time and time again that I don't want to get married - it'll impede my lifestyle, I don't like being around other people much, I don't like (real) people much at all if I'm stuck with them too long... but she doesn't listen. She always goes 'Oh, you'll be sad and alone."
Me: I WANT to be alone. That way I can do whatever I want without having to worry about someone else.
Mom: I just don't understand why you would want to live that way.
Me: I'm not YOU! Let me repeat that. I. Am. Not. Freaking. You. When are you going to learn this?
Mom:...... YOu're not a lesbian, are you?
Me; I'M NOT A FREAKING LESBIAN! I JUST DON"T WANT TO GET MARRIED. SOME PEOPLE DON'T. GET OVER IT!!!!


Gah.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 03, 2011, 12:01:36 AM
To continue the rant:

I just don't understand why we have this stupid cultural thing. Guys can be bachelors. But if a woman doesn't want marriage, babies, the whole shebang, she has to be a lesbian. It's so freaking annoying. I bet when I'm forty she'll still be giving me crap about it.

End rant.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Kima-chan on July 03, 2011, 12:09:10 AM
Well, some (or a lot, I don't know so much of them) lesbians want marriage and children so it's not an argument either^^
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 03, 2011, 12:16:24 AM
Very true.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BrokenWings on July 03, 2011, 12:21:53 AM
Bleh. Don't want to go to Wet and Wild next week.. Aubrie and Kaci will make me go on everything.. And for me, I HATE water parks.. Or rather paranoid of them.. :-\
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 03, 2011, 12:23:05 AM
If I'd almost drowned, I'd be paranoid too.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BrokenWings on July 03, 2011, 12:25:17 AM
How did you know I almost drowned at one..? I didn't think I told you guys that..
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 03, 2011, 12:26:45 AM
Yes you did. And your step dad pulled you out?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BrokenWings on July 03, 2011, 12:28:49 AM
Huh.. I guess I did tell you guys.. But yeah, he pulled me out.. Bleh.. Memories.. I just hope they dont make me go in the wave pool.. :-\
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on July 03, 2011, 03:00:06 AM
Gah!  My school is freaking stupid.  I spend my entire school career screaming at the bag of crap I have for a principal.   All of our clubs and sports are getting axed and the imbecile just sits in his air conditioned office and shoves his face with food!  I've written letters and emails and everyone just ignores me!!!  They say "Oh your letter was beautifully written", BUT DO NOTHING!!!!!!!!!  No our cross country and soccer team was cut and I'm ready to slaughter someone.

Not to mention our school needs renovations and all the freaking teachers sit on there butts and work on the computer instead of teaching us!!!!!!!!

This was Part 1 of Bea-la's Rant.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Shadow on July 03, 2011, 03:07:13 AM
I feel like ranting but am afraid I will go overboard and that eveyrone's sick of hearing what I have to rant about. :/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 03, 2011, 04:50:59 AM
Topic please?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BrokenWings on July 03, 2011, 05:00:31 AM
I'm sorry Mara.. That's so so so terrible.. I wish I could do more to help.. I'm sorry.. :-\
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BrokenWings on July 03, 2011, 05:05:26 AM
I know.. I'm sorry.. :/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Shadow on July 03, 2011, 05:09:21 AM
Topic please?
I'm not gonna do it. I've already let myself out over them all. The topic would be my family, though.
But you've all heard enough on them.

@ Mara, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 03, 2011, 08:08:18 AM
I want her out of my mind. She is in it no matter what. She haunts my sleep, torments my life. And she's not even alive. I miss her, even though I didn't know her. I want her here, even though I know we wouldn't have gotten along. I almost wish I didn't know about her... But I can't turn back time. I know when she died, I know what happened... Well, generally. I know how long she lived. But now every single day, I still see her. She stares back at me. I'm almost afraid to look in the mirror... My reflexion is almost not my own. I know it's me... But at the same time, it's not. I think I need help... I KNOW I need help... But it would hurt everyone if I say anything. It could ruin the fragile peace that seems to exist in my life.
Mara.... who? and I'm sorry......
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on July 03, 2011, 08:09:48 AM
I... I can't explain... Sorry... :-\
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 03, 2011, 08:10:25 AM
That's ok I understand.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 03, 2011, 08:17:00 AM
Ok time to rant once again.....

Shit. I am so fucking tired of all this.... feeling bound to people. I want to be wild. To have fun. To erase the past year of my life and all the hell I had to go through.  I want to just.... have fun. I want to break up with him, but he has been soooo nice to me and he is such a sweet innocent person that I can't bring myself to do it..... but I hate that I am now in a relationship where I don't like the guy and like other guys instead. And other girls. Actually, I hate a LOT the fact that I like girls, because.... well, it's embarrassing. And I just hope to god that the whole school doesn't find out because I did a stupid thing and told someone I barely know.  And plus, sense my friend Kyle just came out as a gay, it makes me feel even more pressured to come out.  Grrrrr I wish I could just stop liking anyone.  Well, no I don't. I just need a few months to be wild. Do what ever the hell I want.  I just can't.... separate myself from my sensitivity to others opinions of me. Its shitty. GOD I need to get a life and not worry about stupid stuff like this. grrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Shadow on July 03, 2011, 10:08:20 AM
RANT: I. HATE.MY. SISTER. Honestly. She almost gave my mom a nervous breakdown. She told me I was an ugly bitch and she never wants to look at me again. She punched me repeatedly to listening to a song she liked, and I wasn't allowed to do that. She kicked my dog. She made my dad cry. She brought up my grandpa again, saying that we all killed him. She yanked me out of my chair by the hair and started beating me up, and I fought back, so I guess I can't be a Pasifist anymore. I left a bruise on her cheek, though. She says the most awful things about my entire family. She almost caused my parents to get a divoce because the stress from having her around was making my mom physically ill. She almost caused me to commit suicide. And after all this, she has the nerve of taking some later I had written to her back when I was 11 and she still influenced me about how I didn't want to fight her anymore and wrote "What happend?" in big red letters. I wrote "You did." She took a knife and cut up my door in response, and shoved everything I've ever given her under my door. I threw it out. My parents are now discussing taking her to the hospital. But I know they won't, and I'm gonna have to deal with this for four more years at least, but she's going to be hurting as all for our entire lives and there's nothing I can do. I want more than anything to cause her as much pain as she's caused us all these years. I want her to know what it feels. But she can't, because I don't even think she has a freaking heart. She's that far gone.
Rant over. I"m sorry. I know I'm complaining about this way too much, but I don't have anywhere else to complain, ya'know.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 03, 2011, 11:31:37 AM
My parents seem to think everyone is lying to me. No joke - they've always been suspicious of online people, but they even think my real-life, 3D friends are 'exagerating' (sp?) their problems. Seriously? Welcome to the real world, mom and dad. People have crap happen to them. They're not just making it up to get my sympathy.
I'd like to see them go tell kids at my school that they just 'imagined' being beaten or 'blew out of proportion' a rape. Seriously.  >:(
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 03, 2011, 11:34:41 AM
that is exactly how my parents are.  soooo annoying. I think we might be like, long lost evil twins or something deca cause every time I see something you post I think, 'hey, that's exactly how I feel right now." lol
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 03, 2011, 11:35:42 AM
Which one is the evil twin?  ;)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on July 03, 2011, 12:12:57 PM
Wait, of me and Echo which one is the evil twin? For you two I don't know, you both seem like saints.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Kima-chan on July 03, 2011, 09:09:29 PM
My parents think the excact opposite. They think I'm lying the whole time and they refuse to believe me anything without a prove like a picture. Or they don't believe me a good mark unless they eiteher saw it written on paper or talked to the teacher.
It makes me really angry because of whatever I say (concerning me, of course) the answer is: "I don't believe you."
Of course when I tell them, that they never believe me, regardless to what I say, (you can guess the answer) they say: "That's not true. You are lying."
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 03, 2011, 11:23:27 PM
Oh. My. God. That is just RIDICULOUS! I'm sorry mara...... I hope you're feeling better :/  No offense.... but what an ass of a mom. God.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Shadow on July 04, 2011, 12:53:05 AM
OMG, Mara, that sucks. My mom used to be alot like that too, but on a much, much, much smaller scale.

Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on July 04, 2011, 11:57:31 PM
Can't you just rebel without getting yelled at?  My brother is practically in a gang and my parents are more concerned that I am still trying to change public education and our town's environmental awareness.  What's wrong with organizing a freaking protest?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on July 05, 2011, 01:02:36 AM
Rant:
Mosquitos bite me and I hate them. They suck blood. They suck.
End rant.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 05, 2011, 01:29:03 AM
Can't you just rebel without getting yelled at?  My brother is practically in a gang and my parents are more concerned that I am still trying to change public education and our town's environmental awareness.  What's wrong with organizing a freaking protest?
Totally know how you feel. I got made fun of by my ex-homeschool group[ for going to a mountain top removal protest.  They are all scared of me now lol
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Shadow on July 05, 2011, 02:02:23 AM
Which one is the evil twin?  ;)
You know, out of every pair of twins there isn't ALWAYS an evil one.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: steve-la on July 05, 2011, 02:08:36 AM
I hate rice noodles SOOSOOO much!!!!

They look like mealworms and they always have a gross layer of water over them.  I would honestly be happy forever if all rice noodles int he world died.   THey taste gross and have a iwerd texture and they make me want to barf!!!!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 06, 2011, 01:14:40 AM
Rant:
So my mom's usually pretty cool. Sometimes... she's not.
So there's this guy that she doesn't like. I don't like him much either. But at this speech he gave, she listened to see if he screwed up. When he mispronounced 'Rodeo Drive' she texted a friend just to tell her. I mean, to me that seems like a jerky thing to do. Ragging on someone because of a pronunciation mistake anyone could make? It's mocking him behind his back.
So we're driving and she has my brother text this (cuz she's the one driving) and I say: Isn't that kind of a dumb thing to obsess over. I mean, pronunciation isn't a big deal.
And she goes: Shut up, you're such a snot. Are you going to be snotty or are you going to get out of the car and stay home?

I mean seriously? Sometimes I feel like I'm the mature one. Or am I wrong? Is thinking making fun of the way someone says Rodeo and lurking over them until they screw up so you can laugh ok?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on July 06, 2011, 05:03:43 AM
Don't worry I have the same problem with my Mom and Sister but mostly my sister, she is always putting other people down to try and make herself feel better. Mostly it's if someone is a little overweight or has just put on a couple pounds, sometimes I just want to say Rhi(my sister) you are just as heavy if not more than them. Most of them aren't that obese if at all obese. She in, my opinion is overweight, but I don't care about that I just care that she critiques others for having the same problem.(which most of America has)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Shadow on July 06, 2011, 05:09:30 AM
@ Deca; I agree with you, that's a bit nit-picky.  :/ And I don't think you're a snot.
@ Seth: My mom and sister do that too! It makes you feel really bad for the people they're picking on, doesn't it!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on July 06, 2011, 05:11:24 AM
I know, although my Mom really doesn't do it too much. It will usually be my sister that starts it she'll say something like "look at so-and-so they have gained so much weight" to my mom.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Shadow on July 06, 2011, 06:05:27 AM
My mom has this new obsession that I'm getting fat (I'm 13 and 103 lbs. Below average weight) and she constantly points out people and says in this stage whisper that half the time they can hear : "Look at them, that's what happens when you don't excercise!" (I run a mile every morning, which is apparently not enough for her) and "Do you really want to be like THEM?"

It's annoying and embarassing and mean. My sister does it much less then my mom, though.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on July 08, 2011, 01:57:37 PM
I would get emancipated if I were you. They still have to pay you a certain amount every so often(like child support except it goes directly to you), and then they have no legal claim to you.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: smokiegirl1506 on July 08, 2011, 01:59:38 PM
I would get emancipated if I were you. They still have to pay you a certain amount every so often(like child support except it goes directly to you), and then they have no legal claim to you.

Its not easy to get emancipated and you have to be old enough and be approved for that.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on July 08, 2011, 02:02:19 PM
Oh yeah, you have to be like 16. It wouldn't be that hard for Mara, if not for the age thing. With all the crap her mom puts on her, it would be an easy court case.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 08, 2011, 11:56:42 PM
The fact that authors and music writers only get 2.5% of the money made because of their books or music is simply preposterous! The publisher/recording label gets a whopping 97.5%
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Kima-chan on July 09, 2011, 12:03:09 AM
I know. It's really sad. Because of that you have to be really really successful to live of the money you earn as an author.
You always hear that this author has so and so much money and it sounds like no big deal. But the reality looks very different.
I know a woman who is only an author and she writes so much but without her husband, whos earning the money they pay the bills with, she would live on the streets.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 09, 2011, 12:07:58 AM
Yeah, I bet you Scott just lives in a regular house
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Kima-chan on July 09, 2011, 12:11:08 AM
Yes, although it's really hard to believe. As soon as you hear: Oh this book has been translated to another language, you think the author has to earn much money because he's so successful.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on July 09, 2011, 12:45:33 AM
Yeah, I bet you Scott just lives in a regular house
Scott alternates back and forth between NYC and Sidney.... I'm pretty sure he lives in apartments.  But Scott doesn't just write, he also composes music and works with computer game programming I think.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 09, 2011, 12:54:14 AM
I knew he was a musician cause I asked him once, but I didn't know he did computer game programing. that's kinda interesting.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on July 09, 2011, 12:55:30 AM
I knew he was a musician cause I asked him once, but I didn't know he did computer game programing. that's kinda interesting.
Something like that, I can't remember.  Give me a second to check.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 09, 2011, 12:57:03 AM
kay
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on July 09, 2011, 12:58:34 AM
He was a softwared designer, that's what it was.... also a factory worker, substitute teacher, and ghost writer. 
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on July 09, 2011, 02:27:01 AM
Lucky classes who he subbed for!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on July 09, 2011, 05:03:04 AM
Lucky classes who he subbed for!
IKR!!!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 09, 2011, 11:48:29 PM
Exactly, but then tridecagirl thinks that you could make a living 100% off books... guaranteed! Also then she has this N-N thing towards putting books on the internet on things like fictionpress.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 09, 2011, 11:59:18 PM
Exactly, but then tridecagirl thinks that you could make a living 100% off books... guaranteed! Also then she has this N-N thing towards putting books on the internet on things like fictionpress.

Ok, first of all... way to talk about me when I'm not there.
Second, no, I don't. I'm planning on being a lawyer because I know there's no way in hell you'll make a living off books unless you're JK Rowling.
Third, will you STOP complaining about me not posting my stuff? It's not your business anyway.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 10, 2011, 12:17:49 AM
Quote
Ok, first of all... way to talk about me when I'm not there.
I knew you'd see it!
Also I'm just writing information
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 10, 2011, 05:38:54 AM
Incorrect information implying you could somehow read my mind. How about you not use my personal opinions to make whatever point you feel like.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on July 10, 2011, 06:47:34 AM
Yeah I love writing, but I will probably get another job and just write part-time. 
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on July 10, 2011, 06:52:45 AM
Yeah I love writing, but I will probably get another job and just write part-time. 
Ditto.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on July 10, 2011, 06:56:10 AM
I met this one author that writes full time but goes to schools to teach about creative writing for extra money.  Well... then again he also does the artwork for Silly Putty  :P

But on another note the guy was an obnoxious jerk.  If I didn't actually value writing I would have given it up forever thanks to him.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on July 10, 2011, 09:18:44 AM
I don't think it is ever good to be just an author. To be an author and write you first have to get out there and experience things so that you can write about them accurately.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 10, 2011, 11:51:23 PM
Oh, well.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on July 11, 2011, 02:22:52 AM
Ranting:
my friend Arlo is being sooooo annoying. He invited me over to record, recorded MY song, and didn't let me play anything on it. So the tempo is totally off, he was playing the wrong chords, and it sounds like shit. I am so mad.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 11, 2011, 09:12:31 AM
???
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Nina-Chan on July 11, 2011, 09:13:59 AM
Ranting:
my friend Arlo is being sooooo annoying. He invited me over to record, recorded MY song, and didn't let me play anything on it. So the tempo is totally off, he was playing the wrong chords, and it sounds like shit. I am so mad.
that sucks
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on July 11, 2011, 04:35:38 PM
Moving Along...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on August 29, 2011, 10:11:14 AM
Need to rant:

I just can't TAKE IT anymore.
I'm supposed to be the smart one. The brain. Everyone expects me to be perfect. To get As on the hard tests, to never miss a point... when I screw up, they freak out. And then they forget about it and expect me to be infallible again.
And because I'm expected to be perfect, I get no recognition. If I do well on a super hard assignment, there's no 'Good job', or "nice work". People just say, "It's her. Of course." I hate it.
They just think I do better than them with a snap of my fingers. They don't know that I work three times as hard as any of them just so I can meet their stupid expectations
When I started the IB, I explained to my parents that most people didn't get straight As. I just wanted them to say it was ok for me to get Bs, that I could do my best and they'd be proud of me.
Instead they said, "Don't assume you can't. That's other people."
So I had to get As. Because it was expected.
What will happen when my hardest isn't good enough anymore? I'm not as smart as everyone thinks I am. And I can't pretend much longer.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on August 29, 2011, 12:22:13 PM
Rant:
JUSTIN BEIBER SHOULDN'T HAVE WON THAT VMA AWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CROWD EVEN THOUGHT SO BECAUSE NO ONE APPLAUDED AFTER HIS SPEECH!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: bizarronivla12 on August 29, 2011, 01:10:56 PM
Some JACKASS is pestering me on my iPhone, confusing my # for someone named ''Britney''. F***ing idiot, actually an idiot would've figured it all out by now.   >:(
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Flight girl on August 29, 2011, 01:18:40 PM
I AGREE MY SISTER WAS WATCHING IT AND HIS SPEECHADE ME WANT TO PUKE THEN GO ATTACK HIM CAUSE HE COMPLETELY DIDNT DESERVE IT
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on August 29, 2011, 11:20:11 PM
KOS DID WHAT!?!!?!?!?

SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED THERE!!!! Dx
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on August 30, 2011, 01:05:37 PM
What about KOS?
@Flight girl IT'S OBVIOUS PEOPLE ARE GETTING TIRED OF HIM, NO ONE CLAPPED AND IT WASN'T EVEN ME THAT NOTICED THAT IT WAS MY DAD.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Flight girl on August 31, 2011, 02:49:08 AM
GOOD THAT MEANS PEOPLE ARE FINALLY COMING TO THERE SENSES I hadnt realized that I had started tuning it out when he started his stupid speech
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lightning4 on August 31, 2011, 03:44:18 AM
I find it super annoying when people seem to think that they are better than everyone else.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on August 31, 2011, 09:59:05 AM
YES, Like Justin Beiber or Ryan Murphy(the co-creator of Glee). I mean I liked Glee when it first started but Ryan has gotten a HUGE ego now and the show is suffering for it by now semi-sucking.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on September 01, 2011, 06:34:24 AM
DX
Like, all of my IB class nominated me for homecoming queen. Which means I'll have to get a dress, and walk up to the stage at assembly, and on the field, and go to the dance! O.o I don't want to be queen! I'm not pretty or well rounded or any of the things anyway. Theyr'e just doing it to annoy me.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on September 01, 2011, 07:51:29 AM
Take the chance and throw it back in their faces, Deca. Show them how awesome and pretty you are.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on September 01, 2011, 08:03:58 AM
I'm just really shy - I don't want to do it at all. DX
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on September 01, 2011, 08:09:10 AM
Make them regret having nominated you as a joke by killing it as a nominee.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on September 01, 2011, 08:10:09 AM
Some of them are doing it as a joke, some because I'm popular in a 'class pet' kind of way, some because they genuinely like me.

A friend was like - I'd rather have you representing our class.

So I'm kinda conflicted. I don't want to do it, but then...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: shadley on September 01, 2011, 08:12:10 AM
Just do it, to know that you have done it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on September 01, 2011, 08:13:50 AM
Bleh. It's going to be embarassing. And i have to go to a dance. O.o  I've never gone to a dance - I happily avoid them. Maybe I'll get lucky and I won't get enough nominations. But I know at least like 40 people nominated me. DX
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Flight girl on September 01, 2011, 09:01:42 AM
That sucks sounds like something my class mates would do I dont know exactly how you feel but I can guess
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lin Lin-chan on September 01, 2011, 10:12:23 AM
I'm so sick and tired of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, and seemingly every respectable indie group ripping off Muse as a Radiohead copycat, and calling Muse fans ignorant and annoying. Matt's vocal techniques have falsetto in them, sure, but he's screaming about the destruction of an oppressive government as opposed to being on the verge of synesthesia, and never have I once heard a Radiohead song that I could successfully headbang to, and Muse never did electronica like Radiohead did, and I doubt that Thom Yorke would have ever thought of putting a piano concerto in a rock song. Muse isn't just a band that screams things and randomly smashes on their guitars and calls it music. This stuff has actual COMPOSITION, not just someone slapping together what they call a song....
[/rant]
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on September 01, 2011, 11:00:36 AM
Omigosh!!! Thank you Lin Lin!! I was beginning to think I was the only one who actually appreciated Muse's amazing music.  I'm sick of people calling them copycats and I quote: "A ridiculous band who writes pathetic music for imbecile teenagers who want to be rebels."

I'm a Muse fan and proud of it.  (But Arcade Fire is okay.  :) )
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lin Lin-chan on September 01, 2011, 11:05:03 AM
I <3 Arcade Fire, they're amazing.  ;D but no one seems to get the fact that muse is not Breaking Benjamin or 30 Seconds to mars, it's really annoying. They're a different league of music.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: stephenmac7 on September 01, 2011, 12:03:19 PM
You forgot the opening tag in rant.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on September 01, 2011, 08:50:10 PM
Chill, KDE. I think people will expect Rants on the topic 'Rants'.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on December 07, 2011, 10:16:19 AM
Time to rant...

OMG these jerks from the writing site Figment invaded Inkpop and started posting rude things.
This girl mentioned she was depressed, and on their site, one person was like 'I'm so sick of all these internet b*****s complaining about being depressed. What happened, did a guy you like not look at you in the hall?"
I mean, seriously? Way to judge.

And then this person responded to the depressed girl and was all "I won't believe you until you try something like suicide."

I swear my blood pressure went up a million notches. And they were all like 'it's just a little trolling for fun, don't get so worked up.' I'm sooo mad.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharp on December 07, 2011, 11:10:24 AM
I am so pissed off right now because I said on another thread that I had a girlfriend. This one guy acted disgusted and then started posting things like "I wish girls didn't have girlfriends."
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: One Person on December 07, 2011, 11:16:23 AM
Time to rant...

OMG these jerks from the writing site Figment invaded Inkpop and started posting rude things.
This girl mentioned she was depressed, and on their site, one person was like 'I'm so sick of all these internet b*****s complaining about being depressed. What happened, did a guy you like not look at you in the hall?"
I mean, seriously? Way to judge.

And then this person responded to the depressed girl and was all "I won't believe you until you try something like suicide."

I swear my blood pressure went up a million notches. And they were all like 'it's just a little trolling for fun, don't get so worked up.' I'm sooo mad.
I've seen depressed people in the internet...I tried helping them. Maybe those guys are anti social.

Quote
I am so pissed off right now because I said on another thread that I had a girlfriend. This one guy acted disgusted and then started posting things like "I wish girls didn't have girlfriends."
I hope it's not me! Because people sometimes accuse me for that...





Damn the small bully! HE wanted to fight again!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharp on December 07, 2011, 11:17:38 AM
Polandeer.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: One Person on December 07, 2011, 11:19:45 AM
Polandeer.
Hey, isn't he the new guy or something...maybe if he "mature" enough in the forum, he will understand.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharp on December 07, 2011, 11:22:08 AM
Yeah... He joined after me but he speed posted and now is of higher rank and posting than me.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: One Person on December 07, 2011, 11:29:19 AM
Naaaa...I'm the highest rank than him. He won't win.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: snowybunny12 on December 07, 2011, 12:48:48 PM
Polandeer.

is a little bit annoying (I am trying to be politically correct).
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Flight girl on December 19, 2011, 05:19:15 PM
Polandeer.

is a little bit annoying (I am trying to be politically correct).
politically correct? Who said you had to be politically correct to rant  :D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: snowybunny12 on December 27, 2011, 02:00:20 AM
Polandeer.

is a little bit annoying (I am trying to be politically correct).
politically correct? Who said you had to be politically correct to rant  :D
True, true....
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 27, 2011, 02:28:45 AM
You know.. Since thanks giving my mom has been complaining about not having any money for Christmas presents.. She begged my step dad for money, and he didn't give it to her. No one gave her money. being me, I knew she wouldn't have money and my siblings wouldn't get much for Christmas, so I went out and spent all of my money I had saved and got them nice presents for once. Christmas morning we open all our presnts from "Santa" and there my mom sits with an xbox 360 kinect for herself, and a brand new tablet for her boyfriend (Lyle) who's only using her for sex. I'm sitting there with a pair of socks and a fucking BUILD A BEAR and this pair of hoops earrings and I tell my mom I will NEVER use any of it and I want to return it. She starts flipping out on me, calling me a selfish brat and all this other shit. All during the year she tells us to get rid of the stuff we won't use, and that's all I was trying to do, and I get called a selfish brat? Also, from that stupid councilor that my mom forced me to see, he said i need to always tell the truth, even if it hurts. So I did. And that's what I get for it. She told me to go to my room because she didn't want to see my selfish face so I spent most of my Christmas (did I mention it's my favorite holiday?) morning alone in my room crying. She had the guts to fucking call ME selfish, when that's all she is. When she found out about my cutting/suicide attempts/eating disorder, you know what she said? "All I want to do is to clear my name in all your lies." not, "Allie why?" just "I want to clear MY name from all your lies." and then she had the guts TO YELL AT ME saying she doesn't EVER yell and that I need to stop lying. She fucking pisses me off so fucking much. I wish I could just run away and live with Selena. Fuck her, fuck this, fuck everything. I'm done trying to be nice to her and earn her trust back. I'm done. She can fucking jump off a roof for all I care.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: snowybunny12 on December 27, 2011, 02:32:15 AM
Oh god.....


Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on December 27, 2011, 02:35:28 AM
Allie, I'm sorry that your mother is like that and when people say "oh you're self-fish" or " you're a brat", they're usually talking about them selves.

So don't listen to your mom, she's only describing herself when she says those things.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 27, 2011, 03:21:25 AM
I just wish she was out of my life.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on December 27, 2011, 03:22:18 AM
That's perfectly understandable--can't you live with your dad?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 27, 2011, 03:25:24 AM
I don't want to be ANYWHERE near him.. I'm still afraid that his "jokes" he made during the summer will become something more then that... Plus, when he found out everything, his first words were "I know you're doing this for attention." I hate him.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: snowybunny12 on December 27, 2011, 03:28:00 AM
I don't want to be ANYWHERE near him.. I'm still afraid that his "jokes" he made during the summer will become something more then that... Plus, when he found out everything, his first words were "I know you're doing this for attention." I hate him.


*Huggles* Hope things get better and I am sorry for intruding into the conservation but when people are sad I need to hug them....
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on December 27, 2011, 03:28:41 AM
Oh wow, Allie, I'm so sorry he said that!
But truth be told, dad's are like that </3

And what "jokes" was he making?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 27, 2011, 03:42:29 AM
Thanks Snowytoshi. <33

And Reenie, most dads don't make the jokes that my dad did.. He would joke about beating me and that type shit.. Like, "this belt would be perfect to whip you with", "I should've spanked you harder when you were younger", "she's only good because I beat her"..
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on December 27, 2011, 04:07:33 AM
Oh wow, those "jokes" sound more like threats... *huggles*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 27, 2011, 04:10:24 AM
Exactly why I want to be no where near him..
*huggles back*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on December 28, 2011, 01:50:42 AM
Oh hey Allie!  I didn't realize you were back!  ;D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 28, 2011, 02:08:33 AM
BEA-LA! *GLOMPS!*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on December 28, 2011, 04:55:34 AM
*GLOMPS*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on December 28, 2011, 04:57:06 AM
*joins the glomp-fest and glomps next person to post*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: snowybunny12 on December 28, 2011, 09:59:37 AM
*Falls over*

Glomps to you too Reenie :D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on December 28, 2011, 10:01:54 AM
Lol~ xD
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: snowybunny12 on December 28, 2011, 10:05:53 AM
 :( So sad; all the dresses I tried on were too big and not in a good way  :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 28, 2011, 11:24:31 AM
Lol, I got a new dress today (only $15, THANK YOU SALES.)~
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on December 28, 2011, 12:13:04 PM
I bought 3 books and a stripper today.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: snowybunny12 on December 28, 2011, 12:13:36 PM
I bought 3 books and a stripper today.

That didn't sound weird.....
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on December 28, 2011, 12:14:53 PM
I'm sorry that was a major typo.  I meant to say I bought 3 books and a BALSA WOOD stripper. I'm not going to edit it though, it's too frickin hilarious!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on December 28, 2011, 12:15:45 PM
LOL~ xDDD It IS!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 28, 2011, 12:17:30 PM
LOL. xD
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on December 28, 2011, 12:23:10 PM
I might put that in my siggie.  8)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 28, 2011, 12:23:55 PM
You should. Like, now. xD
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on December 28, 2011, 12:25:11 PM
Done!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on December 28, 2011, 12:26:08 PM
xD


A few holes my ass! this dude needs to leave. -.-(talking about this stupid customeeeeeeeeeeer.)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: snowybunny12 on December 28, 2011, 12:50:13 PM
I'm sorry that was a major typo.  I meant to say I bought 3 books and a BALSA WOOD stripper. I'm not going to edit it though, it's too frickin hilarious!

That made my day ;D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on January 03, 2012, 09:11:08 AM
I really hate this back and forth thing going on in my head.
"I can be great."
"I should die."
"I'm doing great."
"I have to kill myself."

I mean really? Come on! What IS that?

I was doing fine with the "I'm gonna do great things." and then my dad says I'm acting mean.
I don't know what gives him the right to say I'm mean when he's the one who's been bullying me for months about forgiving a certain family member who doesn't deserve being forgiven...it's just mean of him. Dx

*Note: I don't want to die, but I do want to hit something...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on January 04, 2012, 10:27:25 AM
Hit a pillow perhaps?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on January 04, 2012, 10:34:33 AM
No, it's okay I already hit the air with my breath xD
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on January 04, 2012, 10:35:45 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on January 04, 2012, 10:36:46 AM
Lol~ xD
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Flight girl on January 04, 2012, 03:41:26 PM
Hmm I suggest punching water. It doesn't hurt and you dont have to worry about hurting the poor pillow
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 27, 2012, 05:09:01 AM
I have been looking for this topic forver--finally found it--forgot what I wanted to rant about though,..
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 27, 2012, 06:53:56 AM
WHAT IS IT WITH ALL THE STUPID PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT TRY AND MAKE ME DO STUFF I DON'T WANT TO? Stupid obama care for taking away my rights, stupid parental blocks for not letting me on forum all the time. I JUST WANT MY CRANBERRY JUICE!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 27, 2012, 08:39:40 AM
Taking away your....

*shakes head*

Nope, not engaging.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Atom277 on March 27, 2012, 09:10:08 AM
WHAT IS IT WITH ALL THE STUPID PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT TRY AND MAKE ME DO STUFF I DON'T WANT TO? Stupid obama care for taking away my rights, stupid parental blocks for not letting me on forum all the time. I JUST WANT MY CRANBERRY JUICE!
Genius! :)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 27, 2012, 11:38:28 AM
*smashes head into wall*

It's be TOTALLY rude to tell a gay person "You'll be married to a chick in five years, just wait and see."

Yet it's TOTALLY ok to tell an asexual person "you're so going to be married in five years"? It's not cool.

Me: ...I'm not attracted to either gender.
Friend: You're still growing. Sexuality isn't set in stone.
Me: ... I'm 17.
Friend: You can't make these sweeping decisions/generalizations though.
Me: YOU"RE DATING A GUY. THAT"S PRETTY MUCH DECIDING.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 27, 2012, 12:24:03 PM
WHAT IS IT WITH ALL THE STUPID PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT TRY AND MAKE ME DO STUFF I DON'T WANT TO? Stupid obama care for taking away my rights, stupid parental blocks for not letting me on forum all the time. I JUST WANT MY CRANBERRY JUICE!
Genius! :)
:D eh, I try.

Taking away your....

*shakes head*

Nope, not engaging.
Then why the aloof commentation?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 27, 2012, 10:17:07 PM
Aloof?

Idonotthinkthatwordmeanswhatyouthinkitmeans.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 28, 2012, 02:53:12 AM
I think that the comment you made was meant to be disdainful. So yeah, aloof. I know you and I don't agree on *any* political views, so why did you comment that you were making no comment? Seems a bit redundant if you ask me.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 28, 2012, 07:04:24 AM
Aloof means detached, removed, disinterested. Not disdainful.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 28, 2012, 07:10:11 AM
It can mean disdainful, it just depends on how you use it. You know, up above, looking down with snootiness? -_- there i go again... making useless bickerings with a figure of authority... You know what? Never mind. I can ignore it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 30, 2012, 06:18:40 AM
GRR!!!

Yeah, I don't make any sense... *glowers*

Today my art teacher over heard the idiots at my table talking about how being gay is good//bad//whatever. I said I don't like gay people because all they tend to talk about is how they're gay and how everyone else needs to respect that. And then my teacher entered the conversation and I told her that there were scholarships for gay people but not asexuals...she told me I wasn't making any sense! D<

It's like I don't care if a straight person has a date--I don't want to hear it and the same goes for gays...I will not treat someone special just because of their sexuality!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 30, 2012, 06:38:02 AM
GRR!!!

Yeah, I don't make any sense... *glowers*

Today my art teacher over heard the idiots at my table talking about how being gay is good//bad//whatever. I said I don't like gay people because all they tend to talk about is how they're gay and how everyone else needs to respect that. And then my teacher entered the conversation and I told her that there were scholarships for gay people but not asexuals...she told me I wasn't making any sense! D<

It's like I don't care if a straight person has a date--I don't want to hear it and the same goes for gays...I will not treat someone special just because of their sexuality!
Oh reenie, I feel the same way. I don't hate gay people, in fact my best friend's mom is gay and I absolutely adore her! I just don't agree with homosexual acts (Feelings are different. It's acting on them that I don't agree with). And I really don't like how people are all like "Oh, you're gay, so that means we have to treat you special!" They are the same people as us! They just practice sexuality in a different way that some do no agree with. They talk the same, they walk the same, they do math problems the same! People are people no matter what their skin colour, hair colour (speaking of gingers here :3 bless their souls [specially one in particular]) eye colour, religion or sexual orientation. If people could learn to love and be loved, with no manipulation or ulterior motives, we could live in a better and more prductive world.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 30, 2012, 06:39:41 AM
I agree! *nodnod*
We're all just people~
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 30, 2012, 06:43:56 AM
People are people no matter how small,
How dirty, how smelly, how smart, or how tall.
Those who discriminate should go to hell,
And those with a preference should follow as well.
With love and compassion,
No lies or deceit,
Is how everybody,
we should all treat.

Meh, poem! I wrote this in a few seconds
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 30, 2012, 07:29:54 AM
GRR!!!

Yeah, I don't make any sense... *glowers*

Today my art teacher over heard the idiots at my table talking about how being gay is good//bad//whatever. I said I don't like gay people because all they tend to talk about is how they're gay and how everyone else needs to respect that. And then my teacher entered the conversation and I told her that there were scholarships for gay people but not asexuals...she told me I wasn't making any sense! D<

It's like I don't care if a straight person has a date--I don't want to hear it and the same goes for gays...I will not treat someone special just because of their sexuality!

I half agree with you on this. Still sore that I can't get a scholarship for being asexual. :/ (Although are you sure you're asexual? I thought you had a thing for that one guy.)

But you can't say 'I don't like gay people because all they tend to talk about is being gay'. That's like me saying 'I don't like Christians because all they tend to do is try to convert me' or 'I don't like Germans because all they tend to do is try to start world wars'. It's making unfair generalizations. In most schools, the REALLY gay kids - not the ones who just want attention - don't talk about it that much. Why? Because they get bullied and beaten up. Take it from someone who has gay friends who haven't let anyone else know yet.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 30, 2012, 08:19:02 AM
I half agree with you on this. Still sore that I can't get a scholarship for being asexual. :/ (Although are you sure you're asexual? I thought you had a thing for that one guy.)

But you can't say 'I don't like gay people because all they tend to talk about is being gay'. That's like me saying 'I don't like Christians because all they tend to do is try to convert me' or 'I don't like Germans because all they tend to do is try to start world wars'. It's making unfair generalizations. In most schools, the REALLY gay kids - not the ones who just want attention - don't talk about it that much. Why? Because they get bullied and beaten up. Take it from someone who has gay friends who haven't let anyone else know yet.

I'm not asexual, heh, I'd like to be but my delusions keep me from that sadly... ):

And true, I just think it's the few that DO talk about being gay like they're something special gives the rest of them a bad rap.

Also, the only person I can say I really loved without any delusion or essence taking over me, is Joe//Juror whom I met summer of '09 in real life, (we'd talked for like 4 months online before meeting). But to this day, if he came back, I'd give everything up for him, just to see him one more time, because I did love him and still do...but I can't have him, I can never be with him ever...stupid 15 year age difference, but in just one year our ages wouldn't have mattered and we could have been extraordinary together...

Maybe I'm like a dove and can only love once in a lifetime...even though our relationship was strictly emotional//mental and we never touched, not even a handshake, I still consider him my soul mate. <3

Anyone else I've been "attracted" to has always been a delusion or essence that wasn't me invading my mind. =/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 30, 2012, 08:35:44 AM
Yeah - I think some of those people may not even be gay - they just want to be 'rebellious'. Kind of like how some girls are all 'look at me I cut myself' when they just want attention, while the people taht are really hurting don't blare it around the school.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharp on March 30, 2012, 08:39:00 AM
It's funny how people who cut purposely keep their sleeves up. I don't.. Only people here know
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 30, 2012, 08:41:08 AM
Honestly, I when I first started cutting I did it for control, but then I realized it was a problem so I stopped wearing long sleeves and arm warmers just so I could finally get help...didn't do a damn thing though =/ I still had to wait 6 months until I got help...*angry-making*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharp on March 30, 2012, 08:44:50 AM
I've gone to a counselor for three years but mom refuses to do anything else
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on March 30, 2012, 08:49:34 AM
When I went to the counselor my mom made me see, it didnt help at all. Seeing the school counselor helped a little though, 'cause I trusted her more.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharp on March 30, 2012, 08:54:42 AM
My school counselor told my math teacher about all my issues -_-
Yeah I have even worse trust problems now than before.
I want pills and a diagnosis really badly, but my mom won't let me have help.. That's why I want to go anorexic so she's forced to put me in a hospital where I belong
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on March 30, 2012, 09:02:57 AM
That sucks. I have pretty bad trust issues too. Please don't go anorexic... I think that for me, that was the worst mistake I ever made. I was so weak, so ugly. It was disgusting. Took me forever to gain back the weight I lost. I weighed 80 pounds. 80 freaking pounds for someone my height and weight, which was like, 30 pounds underweight. And guess what? I was NEVER put in the hospital. So please, don't do it. Those anorexic thoughts stay with you for a long time... It's not fun.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharp on March 30, 2012, 09:05:50 AM
... That sucks... I'm 5 foot 2 inches and I weigh 109 lbs currently.. People said I weighed too little already but then today I saw that it was normal to be 101-135 and I felt fat again
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on March 30, 2012, 09:18:41 AM
It did suck. Dont feel fat. Honestly, that's the perfect weight for your height.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 30, 2012, 09:22:33 AM
Anorexia can kill you. It's not just being underweight - if you don't get the right nutrients your organs can shut down.
Not to mention bulimia... eurgh, that's a whole nother problem. I heard about a girl whose throat wore so thin from all the acid that it tore and she choked to death.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on March 30, 2012, 10:28:08 AM
And your teeth rot, because the acid breaks them down.  I try not to make myself throw up very often at all, because if I did it any more regularly, the dentist would start to notice.  I already have scratches and calluses all over my right fingers.  But I'm really trying to make myself eat more.  I've been destroying my body... and trust me, once you start starving yourself, it's nearly impossible to stop.  It's like cutting.  Just don't do it to begin with.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on March 30, 2012, 10:42:00 AM
It was so hard for me to stop... Some days I still get that "You're eating way too much" thought and want to skip meals... But I don't.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 30, 2012, 02:11:32 PM
I feel like I eat too much, but then I get that one feeling called apathy. I'm all like "Eh, whatever. Who cares if I'm a bit fluffy. It's not like boys even acknowlege i exist."  :-\   Gosh. I miss my ex boyfriend. He was naive and self-centered, but still my best friend (and still is) and very sweet. He didn't look to bad either  ;D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 31, 2012, 09:20:18 AM
People are posting things of "war heros" on Facebook who have deformities and such and are expecting us to feel bad for them---THEY'RE the ones who decided to go to war, it is their fault in my opinion and I refuse to feel sorry for them. They are no hero to me.
//end rant
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 31, 2012, 09:28:12 AM
People are posting things of "war heros" on Facebook who have deformities and such and are expecting us to feel bad for them---THEY'RE the ones who decided to go to war, it is their fault in my opinion and I refuse to feel sorry for them. They are no hero to me.
//end rant

It's a brave thing to go to war. I don't agree with the wars we're in, and I want our troops to go home, but I respect them for risking their lives for what they believe in. I just wish the government didn't gamble with peoples' lives.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 31, 2012, 09:30:00 AM
It's not brave, it's self-fish...people go to war not be because the government forces them to (which would brave) but they do it for the honor of protecting their country or for god or so they can afford college...all three reasons are self-fish.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 31, 2012, 10:57:42 AM
It's not brave, it's self-fish...people go to war not be because the government forces them to (which would brave) but they do it for the honor of protecting their country or for god or so they can afford college...all three reasons are self-fish.
How? If you're fighting for something you believe in, isn't that the most wonderful thing you can do?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 31, 2012, 11:02:14 AM
If someone believes in the U.S. Government they're idiots because the people running my country are idiots themselves.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: kristina-la on March 31, 2012, 11:09:55 AM
It's not brave, it's self-fish...people go to war not be because the government forces them to (which would brave) but they do it for the honor of protecting their country or for god or so they can afford college...all three reasons are self-fish.

sorry-how is going it for God Selfish?
it's a little...messed up if anything...but not really selfish.
more like an exuse. they probably don't really...mean it.
damn that sounds bad. nvm. ignore that :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 31, 2012, 11:10:21 AM
Heh, okay :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: kristina-la on March 31, 2012, 11:20:19 AM
here is what I think.

war for whatever reason is still wrong.

however, peace keeping is another thing entirely.

I have a friend that is a mennonite (protestant....farmers :P) and he plans to go into the army.
which is weird cause mennonites dont believe in fighting in wars. he's so hypicritical :P aahah
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on March 31, 2012, 11:23:21 AM
I agree with you that war for whatever reason is wrong...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 31, 2012, 11:24:01 AM
here is what I think.

war for whatever reason is still wrong.

however, peace keeping is another thing entirely.

I have a friend that is a mennonite (protestant....farmers :P) and he plans to go into the army.
which is weird cause mennonites dont believe in fighting in wars. he's so hypicritical :P aahah
If you have a reason, it's not really war is it? :)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: kristina-la on March 31, 2012, 11:30:27 AM
that makes no sense.
you go to war because you have a reason.

WWI-Canada goes to war because britain does. (not a great reason.....more like they had to :P)
WW1 started because the arch duke and his wife were shot.

this war on terrorism.....I think we all know how that started. why it is still going on.....alas. I wish I knew.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 31, 2012, 11:37:12 AM
that makes no sense.
you go to war because you have a reason.

WWI-Canada goes to war because britain does. (not a great reason.....more like they had to :P)
WW1 started because the arch duke and his wife were shot.

this war on terrorism.....I think we all know how that started. why it is still going on.....alas. I wish I knew.
I know... I mean War in the sense of purely politics. The world leaders think of war like a chess board. With soldiers as pawns and the kings as themselves.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 31, 2012, 11:38:35 AM
As Katniss says "there is something seriously wrong with a species that sacrifices its children to solve its conflicts"
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: kristina-la on March 31, 2012, 11:45:24 AM
stina rant:

you know what I don't like? nations that go to war ONLY when their country is at risk.
not because it's the right thing to do.
not because some horrid leader is committing crimes against humanity
but because their country is affected.
It makes me so angry. seriously, you fight for what is right-not for your protection and to maintain your people's comfortable self preservation.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on March 31, 2012, 11:53:15 AM
Sharpie corner of violistic logic-

Why does everyone make fun of violas? You violins are too shrill to register in my ears! DAMN E STRINGS. C STRING FTW.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on March 31, 2012, 11:27:55 PM
stina rant:

you know what I don't like? nations that go to war ONLY when their country is at risk.
not because it's the right thing to do.
not because some horrid leader is committing crimes against humanity
but because their country is affected.
It makes me so angry. seriously, you fight for what is right-not for your protection and to maintain your people's comfortable self preservation.


Americacoughcoughcough


The reason most countries do this is quite obvious. Money. Wars cost a buttload of money, not to mention lives, which tends to get the public cross. That's why they try to avoid it unless they have too.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: kristina-la on April 01, 2012, 02:31:36 AM
Which makes me sad.
Everything is about money now. That's the most important thing in our lives.

Interesting talk I had last night in my cell group (bible study)

We were talking about three important areas in our lives that we need to work on

Making Jesus the centre
Community
And reconciliation

Now maybe the first one doesn't apply here but the other two do.

This whole war in the middle east should be over

Call it what you want, globalization, global village.....
We are all connected. We are a global community.
I know reconcilling is hard to do but it's worth it.

In English we read Obasan (about japanese internment in WWII in BC)
And my prof was telling us about a woman that had been interned....wait-i think it was a jewish woman. Anyways. She was talking to a big crowd about the importance of forgiving.
In the crowd-a man stepped foreward. The guard that had killed the woman's sister. He asked her if she could forgive him.
The woman couldn't do it. She couldn't forgive him for it. BUT she extended her hand and shook his-and the moment she did that-she was able to forgive. (you may not see this-but that right there is a symbol of Jesus' hand of grace reaching out to us.)

Anywho. It's possible. I think we should try to make things right rather than go in and KILL he bad guys AND innocent people.
Hense-peacekeeping (three cheers for Pearson! Hip hip hooray!)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ~Hannah-la~ on April 01, 2012, 03:12:15 AM
My dark chocolate tastes like coffee. Which isn't bad, because I loooove coffee, but I don't want my chocolate to taste like it >.<
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on April 01, 2012, 05:25:41 AM
Can I have some of zat?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on April 01, 2012, 12:03:20 PM
My brother just fucking PISSES ME OFF.

1) During chalkfest he went around telling my friends (which didn't bother me) and the guy I hate (which REALLY bothered me) my embarrassing nickname.
2) He threatened to tell my friends and the guy i hate about my past, cutting, suicide attempts, and all. He fucking threatened to do it. He almost did. But I yelledat him to go away before he could.
3) He kept insulting my lion, that I was already insecure about. I almost gave up. I almost said fuck it and walked away from it all. It would've been yet another thing he ruined for me.
4) He kept telling the other art teacher at my school how bad of a person I am.
5) He kept just... being a jerk.

I almost cried 3 or 4 times during chalkfest because of him. I almost gave up.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: tridecagirl on April 01, 2012, 11:09:57 PM
*shakes head* I sometimes wonder if brothers were created as some form of divine punishment.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on April 01, 2012, 11:24:03 PM
I swear he was.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 02, 2012, 07:28:35 AM
I hate the ocean right now.
This is gonna sound conceited, but my hair is probably my favorite thing about me. It was perfectly shiny and healthy and it was a nice cut and length, and I loved it. You know what the ocean did? THE STUPID SALT TURNED MY PERFECT HAIR INTO A FRIZZY MESS! Honest. I get out of the shower and I'm brushing through it and it's like...I can't even describe what it did. But yeah, my bangs are pure split ends and on the other side of my head by my temple it's all split ends, and the layers have a ton of split ends. I was seriously crying when I saw. I am so upset right now because I hoped it would just go away. And I can't use a lot conditioner because I have an oily scalp so it just makes it more oily and does nothing else. But yeah, I'm miffed.

Wow. first world problems for the win.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on April 04, 2012, 02:21:31 AM
Ya know what furiates me to no end? When SOMEONE acts like things are perfectly fine and thinks that she can add me to her little meal metaphor! D<
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: kristina-la on April 04, 2012, 02:48:52 AM
I have a litteraly FIELD trip today for a geog course.
where I'll have to take notes (for the field report)
and it is pouring. like...not even the normal drizzle. it's pouring.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Death the Kidd on April 04, 2012, 10:11:38 PM
Does it have to be an angry rant?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Deryn Sharpie on April 06, 2012, 03:06:06 PM
Nah, but most of them are
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Nina-Chan on April 30, 2012, 02:36:18 AM
So the other day we were working in our guitar quintet and I play the 2nd melody in "Imagine" I pick using my thumb. So basically for the first half of the song my melody is repeating  and I have 2 16th notes followed by an 8th note. So anyways my music teacher who treats me like I am two for some reason told me I didn't play fast enough. I said okay and we went on. Not even a minute later she says "Penina, YOU CAN'T PLAY THE RHYTHM! Switch with (my friend who plays the main melody) she shouldn't have to play that easy thing when she also takes private guitar lessons as well!". First of all, unlike my friend, I cannot look at a piece of music and play it immediately, I NEED TIME! Also the 1st melody is no easier than the 2nd, it just plays less and 3rd, THE 1ST MELODY IS PRIMARILY 8TH AND 16TH NOTES!!!!!!!! So she makes us play it with me on 1st so of course I stumble a bit, my teacher then says to me "How come she can play it and you can't!!!!!". I then told her that I can learn the small part of the line I already have, no big deal, it is better than having a whole new line. She then says "fine but I'll test you next class!" of course that didn't scare me so she just went back to her desk.
So wanna know the reason my friend could play it  and I couldnt? Its not cuz she is better than me, it is because SHE USES A PICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thumbs are fat and stubby and are not made for the guitar, hence my calluses. I played with a pick and my only problem is not hitting the other strings, NO BIG DEAL. My music teacher thinks im an idiot! Just cuz I don't play a line right MUST mean I can't play it! Of course she never looks at the other line and at how I'm playing, her 1st instinct is to blame ME! How come she couldnt look at how my friend is playing vs how I am and realize "wait one is using a pick, THERE IT IS!"
i FREAKING HATE BEING UNDERESTIMATED!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Allie-wa<3 on April 30, 2012, 03:09:50 AM
I was supposed to go with Kaylan dress shopping today, right? Yeah, she went without me. I was looking forward to it. I wanted to do something today and hang out with her, and since she is most likely going to hang out with Eric later, dress shopping was my only chance to hang out with her. Fucking pisses me off how WHENEVER we make plans, she completely ignores them. I'm so pissed off at her... Ugh...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 18, 2012, 10:32:28 AM
I'm going to rant about Piper whatshertits in Heroes of Olympus.

First off, I am sorely disappointed with Rick for creating her. Honestly, whyyyy? I thought he was a little better at characters, but obviously not. One of my favorite series, and he just had to throw in a Mary Sue -_-
I mean, come on. She's a daughter of Aphrodite(but she doesn't want to be. Oh no, can't have the Mary Sue be happy about her godly parent), she somehow gets to be the head counselor of her cabin because everyone loves her, she gets the hot guy, she gets a special power(which makes everyone love her even more!), she has a weapon that gives her visions or whatever, Annabeth likes her, and gahhhhhhh I hate her. Throughout the entire time I was reading the Lost Hero I just sat there going "I hate this Mary Sue. I hate her." Because she is. She's just a flat out Mary Sue, and I'm really pissed off about it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Bea-la on August 18, 2012, 10:58:05 AM
I'M GOING TO USE ALL CAPS LOCKS BECAUSE I'M SO MAD!!!!!

I'M PLAYING MINECRAFT AND I DECIDE TO LOOK FOR A NEW SERVER.  I FIND A REALLY COOL LOOKING SERVER THAT HAS STRICT RULES AGAINST NO KILLING OR GRIEFING.  I JOINED AND I SAID, I QUOTE: "Hi guys!"  AFTER THIS I WAS SPAWN KILLED LIKE 5 BILLION TIMES.  THEN I WAS TRAPPED AROUND GOD DAMN BEDROCK.  SOME GUY TRIED TO SAVE ME, BUT I WAS JUST KILLED AGAIN.  I LEFT, AND REPORTED ALL OF THIS TO THE SERVER WEBSITE.  I GOT BACK ON TO SEE NAMES OF PLAYERS THAT I COULD REPORT.  ONE OF THE TROLLS WAS A MOD AND HE SOMEONE HOW CHANGED THE SERVER SO I COULDN'T DISCONNECT.  I LITERALLY JUST STOOD THERE WILL I WAS KILLED OVER AND OVER.  WHEN I FINALLY LEFT I REPORTED IT AGAIN.  THE ADMIN OF THE SERVER DOESN'T GIVE A CRAP.

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( ALL OF THIS OVER BLOODY MINECRAFT.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: mystupidaccount on August 20, 2012, 02:55:31 PM
When I was living in Germany, I worked as a servant at a restaurant at the castle of the count of Wertheim. We had the same group of tourists every year and every time they used a napkin (which takes a while to fold) they folded it back in exactly the same shape like it was before! And my idiot coworkers didn't even  bother to clean it, because they looked like they didn't even touch them. I mean, why would you bother to fold it back in exactly the same shape!? I had to take a two week course for that! I almost got fired because my coworkers just put them on the clean tables without washing them
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Eraisuithiel on August 20, 2012, 03:01:32 PM
When I was living in Germany, I worked as a servant at a restaurant at the castle of the count of Wertheim. We had the same group of tourists every year and every time they used a napkin (which takes a while to fold) they folded it back in exactly the same shape like it was before! And my idiot coworkers didn't even  bother to clean it, because they looked like they didn't even touch them. I mean, why would you bother to fold it back in exactly the same shape!? I had to take a two week course for that! I almost got fired because my coworkers just put them on the clean tables without washing them

You know, I‘m pretty sure this is my favourite rant of yours.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: arik-ellon on August 21, 2012, 02:32:11 AM
*shakes head* I sometimes wonder if brothers were created as some form of divine punishment.
:o I wish I had a brother! Guys are waaay better! I hate having sisters...
*shivers* little twerps...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Phantom on August 21, 2012, 03:36:50 AM
I unfortunately Get to deal with the best and worst of BOTH. hello being right in the middle between and older of both and a younger of both YEA!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 29, 2012, 11:16:24 AM
I have an older brother and an older sister. Being the youngest isn't a picnic either.

ANYWAY, my rant:

What is it with people being critical of EVERYTHING? I have an Anti-Cyberbullying page, and I posted a photo of a story about an activity a teacher did with her students. She had them crumple and step on a piece of paper but be careful not to rip it, then she had them uncrumple it and apologize. She then explained how the creases in the paper were like scars left behind by words. No matter how hard they tried they couldn't get them out, and that's what happens when you bully someone.
Anyhow, some chick comments on it and goes: "yes but its a piece of paper and it doesnt have feelings like a person. a person can easily get over things and there are some that cant."
Apparently this person doesn't understand the effect of bullying.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 06, 2012, 10:58:27 AM
My next rant:

WHY DOES ERRYONE FEEL THE NEED TO TALK ABOUT POLITICS. I MEAN YES, THERE'S THE ELECTION, BUT IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT'S JUST GOING TO CAUSE FIGHTS/FLAME WARS. SO WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE JUST SHUT UP AND NOT TRY TO CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE'S BELIEFS? OKAY? OKAY.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Phantom on November 09, 2012, 02:05:12 PM
I completely agree, if you are going to discuss politics, do it civilly, through a debate or conversation.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Straif on November 10, 2012, 12:48:26 PM
Ahem.
THIS FORUM NEEDS MORE OLDER PEOPLE WITH INTEREST IN THE MILITARY SO I CAN FINALLY HAVE AR EAL DISCUSSION ABOUT LEVIATHAN THAT DOESN'T DEVOLVE INTO WEITHER OR NOT ALEK AND DERYN ARE GOING TO GET MARRIED. I DON'T CARE. THEY PROBABLY WON'T. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF TECH THE CLANKERS AND DARWINSISTS HAVE SO I CAN MORE ACCURATLY DESCRIBE MASSIVE BATTLE SCENES BETWEEN THEM.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Phantom on November 26, 2012, 10:19:23 AM
I absolutely hate it when people set up a meeting and then don't come, or come more than half-an-hour late, or reschedule and don't tell you.
GAH!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Flight girl on January 03, 2013, 04:42:28 PM
I hate it went the school coach tells you that the first rugby practice is on a certain day at a certain time then you and your friend show up BUT THE ONLY OTHER PEOPLE THERE ARE THE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM!!!!

I also hate highschool cafeteria food, I swear that fruit is rotten
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Straif on January 03, 2013, 04:43:36 PM
I don't wanna go back to school...damn it damn it damn it.
Also; WHY IS MY SISTER SO BLOODY LAZY?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Anchorgurl1 on January 03, 2013, 04:44:56 PM
^sorry

Who the fu** invented time zones?! Seriously who?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Flight girl on January 03, 2013, 04:45:54 PM
I think the sun can be partially blamed for that
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Straif on January 03, 2013, 04:46:39 PM
WHY HAVE WE NOT INVENTED TELEPORTERS THEN?
And WHY DOES THE PERSON I LIKE TALKING TO LIVE 3 HOURS AHEAD OF ME?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Flight girl on January 03, 2013, 04:48:13 PM
 OR MAYBE YOU ARE 21 HOURS AHEAD OF THEM!!!
Ignore me thats not how time zones work
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Anchorgurl1 on January 04, 2013, 08:43:04 AM
WHY HAVE WE NOT INVENTED TELEPORTERS THEN?
And WHY DOES THE PERSON I LIKE TALKING TO LIVE 3 HOURS AHEAD OF ME?
EXACTLY! Or better yet WHY WAS I BORN IN THIS TIME ZONE?!?!?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 23, 2013, 12:46:36 PM
My parents make me so angry! There is absolutely no point in me going to school tomorrow because I'm only going to be there for one class, and since 90% of the kids in my class aren't coming to school at all we won't even be doing anything worth while! It's bull-s***t. The only class I'll have I'm already all caught up in, it's just that my idiot of a teacher hasn't put anything in the grade book even though I talked to him about it. And instead of going to school for no effing reason, I could stay home and try to catch up in the rest of my classes. But no, I have to go to this stupid-ass class.
And no, mother, I won't be able to go talk to my other teachers because I'll be IN CHEMISTRY. WHERE I CAN'T EFFING LEAVE. OKAY?
It's bull-s***t.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: MJAlex on April 23, 2013, 08:36:41 PM
I'm entirely fed up with the American Government. There is so much corruption, and it appears that Congress does not care about representing the people who elected them. I feel that the party system is a mess, with those twisting their words to appeal to the voters. It tears a country apart, making two sections, Republicans and Democrats. Right now, there is a distinct split with either side being able to barely talk to each other, let along cooperate with each other. Where does that leave the people? Yes, the country is going in a  positive direction, isn't it?!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Eraisuithiel on April 25, 2013, 11:41:40 AM
OH MY-
Why? Why is it so hard for you fat assholes to put clothes away once you‘ve tried them on? Your houses must look like pig pens. Oh, wait, they probably do because you all smell like it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Reenie-La on January 05, 2014, 10:24:50 AM
OH MY GOD I WANNA SCREAM!!!!

I WANNA SCREAM BECAUSE IT'S NOT SUMMER
I WANNA SCREAM BECAUSE I SPENT NEW YEARS ALONE
I WANNA SCREAM BECAUSE THE ONLY FRIENDS I HAVE EXIST ON A SCREEN
I WANNA SCREAM BECAUSE MY BOYFRIEND LEFT ME FOR HIS FUCKING WIFE IN NOVEMBER
I WANNA SCREAM BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A JOB
I WANNA SCREAM BECAUSE THERE IS NO CHANCE OF ME GETTING A JOB
I WANNA SCREAM BECAUSE I DON'T FUCKING BELONG ANYWHERE
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on January 05, 2014, 10:34:59 AM
historical inaccuracies in movies really bother me don't get me started on the whole John Smith and Pocahontas thing & the great Gatsby soundtrack. ugh.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 05, 2014, 01:27:15 PM
School sucks. I feel trapped, just going to the same place everyday and doing the same things. I don't even know why I get up anymore. I'm constantly buried in homework and projects, and even when I'm not, school is stressing all of the fun out of my life. I don't care if I'm smart, or if I'm in advanced classes. I REALLY DON'T EFFING CARE. AT ALL. I'm still a human being, and I want a life. I'm still a kid, and yet I don't get the opportunity to be one. No, instead I'm spending all my time worrying and doing homework. And half of that work is either stupidly easy, stuff that we need learned, or stuff that we learned ages ago. It's not my school itself that gets to me; it's not that bad. Just the fact the school is ruining my life - or more like stealing it.

Political parties piss me off. They're just for people that don't want to choose their own views, and blindly buy into whatever their parents and community believe. And all they do is create conflict in the  government! They should be working together to achieve what should be a common goal - improve the economy and the country in general. But instead there shutting down over stupid  arguments. And besides, most people are not completely liberal or conservative, they're a mix of both. So choose your own views and stop being lazy. Why are some states mainly Democrat or mainly Republican? Laziness, that's why. POLITICAL PARTIES ARE FOR THE WEAK! And I'm not insulting people who actually believe in the views of their parties, that's fine. But the parties shouldn't exist.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on May 23, 2014, 02:23:55 AM
THE ROLEPLAY ACCOUNTS ON INSTAGRAM MAKE ME SO MAD.
They constantly repost artwork, crop it so if the artist does sign it you can't see(which if you repost it and the signature accidentally gets cropped that's understandable) AND they don't give any credit to the artist.
Like, my friend has drawn a ton of requests for CreepyPasta role players and they keep reposting her work and give her zero credit so I went and told them to credit her(which they begrudgingly did)
But then I was just going through and looking through some other roleplayer accounts and this one person was using photos of someone's COSPLAY and didn't like mention who the actual person was or anything.
Like, someone put a ton of work into these things and if you don't give them the credit that's just childish. Ugh, seriously gets my blood boiling.
Like, someone even posted a drawing from Viria and cropped her URL out and then didn't give her credit. Not everyone knows who she is(though they should) so just freaking credit her! Its not that hard to put 'drawn by: so and so'. Even if you don't know the artist, say that you don't know and ask people if they do! JUST DON'T REPOST THE ART WITHOUT ANY CREDIT.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 17, 2015, 10:56:06 AM
*revives this thread 'cause I'm pretty ticked off right now*

Sooooo, after school, I was working on this drawing of a girl pulling a guy's head back by his hair (some of you guys can probably guess who they are but that's not the point:P) and somebody looked over my shoulder and said "She looks badass." And maybe I'm weird, but it is infuriating to me when people do that. Because you know what? If the genders were reversed and the picture was of a guy pulling back a girl's head by her hair, the reaction would not be "he looks badass." It would be "he looks like an asshole." Because he would be an asshole, unless there was context for it. So why should it be any different because she's a woman? Why is she badass and not an asshole? On that note, this guy came to our school a couple of days ago to talk about dating violence. And in every single example, whether he meant to do this or not, the abuser was "he" and the one being abused was "she." And he never once brought up the fact that men can be abused by women too. It's humiliating enough for a girl to admit her boyfriend is abusing her, can you imagine how humiliating it must be for a guy to admit his girlfriend is? Because society has this stupid stigma that strong girls are badass, whether they're doing good things or bad, but that a strong man is normal and a man who can get pushed around by a girl is weak. And that is ridiculous. I mean, I'm all over the idea that women can be as strong as men. They totally can. But that also goes the other way; men can be as weak as women. And that isn't a problem at all.
Blah. Gender stereotypes drive me crazy DX
Also, briefly back to the drawing: I would like to clarify that this is not tiny girl putting a cocky guy twice her size in his place like that one thing with Annie and Reiner in AoT. This is a girl being an ass to a guy who's smaller than she is and terrified out of his wits. And crying.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: TheOneRegalSeagull on January 21, 2015, 03:26:54 PM
(WARNING: I'm about to rant incessantly and angrily. If you don't care, do not read this. If you have spare time and nothing else to do, go ahead. And it's not even about anything IRL.

I am legitimately ready to strangle the mods over at the WCF. This is the third time they've deleted one chain of the same RP that I've RPed at for a year, probly two. And each time, it's been for things that are more and more ridiculous and not fit to get it deleted! On top of that, I feel like they're all some of those people who believe the reason for all the violence kids are causing stems from the internet, because you can't even say idiot and you can't even put the words 'lesbian' 'gay' or 'homosexual' down without getting banned! They're all just a bunch of little paranoid overprotective parents who can't understand a damn thing about the fact children see and hear this shit anyways. I'm done ranting now. G'day, everyone.)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lexa-Wa on January 21, 2015, 04:15:39 PM
What the hell is my school system even thinking? Yea, lets give this girl and ISR for being late 10 times. YOU IDIOTS ARE MAKING ME MISS SCHOOL BECAUSE I WAS LATE TO SCHOOL. YOU TOOK ME OUT OF CLASS FOR A WHOLE DAY BECAUSE I MISSED, AT MOST, 30 MINUTES ALL TOGETHER OF CLASS. IT IS SO UNPRODUCTIVE! Not to mention the fact that we are out there for different reasons. Why am I getting punished the same way as someone literally cussing out their teacher? Not to mention that the building was, at most 50°f, that's not safe for kids. I ENDED UP COLOURING FOR 2 HOURS. 2 HOURS!! BECAUSE WE WEREN'T ALOUD TO SLEEP. I COLOURED! Why not let me catch up on sleep? That's how I ended up out there in the first place. Why not come up with a more efficient way to punish me. For example: I got 10 demerits for being late to school. How about, instead of making me miss a whole day, I have to check in with someone even earlier than school starts, forcing me to get up earlier. And if I dont do that, make me stay after school to make up that time and clean something, or something more creative.

Basically I sat in a freezing cold building for a day, doing nothing for being late to school. I was pulled from class because I didn't make it to class... how the hell does that any sense what so ever???????
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 22, 2015, 03:19:51 PM
Okay, one thing I hate about my parents being divorced: freaking insurance. My health insurance (and my brother's) is done under my dad but it's nearly always my mom who ends up doing the health stuff and then she doesn't have my insurance and now I can't pick up my perscription because the pharmacy doesn't know how I'm insured and my mom can't pay for it out of pocket so now my dad has to get all caught up on this and go to the pharmacy and give them the insurance information and get the perscription and I need this before Sunday or I have to wait another month and uuugh ;-;
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 24, 2015, 11:13:17 AM
When I came home from school today, I felt on top of the world.

Unfortunately, my mom had to go and ruin that. She asked me about my day and I started telling her, and included a part about my sign language class. I casually mentioned that I was surprised to find out that the word "pass" can be used as the object of a sentence. She then proceeded to lecture me on how that just because they didn't teach it in school doesn't mean that I shouldn't be ignorant of grammar, and since I obviously didn't understand what an object was I should educate myself. All I did was get a little confused over something that isn't even English...

Then when we were in the car, she asked me what my homework is when I was trying to listen to something that I found interesting on the radio. I asked her to please wait a minute or so, but she got upset and freaked out over homework that isn't even due until Tuesday. Later, the radio host started talking about the North Miami Beach police using mugshots as target practice (we live near there so it's more of a big deal I guess?). She started saying stuff about how she didn't think it was right, but she still didn't respect those people who resort to crime and it basically turned into a rant about how poor people didn't try hard enough and compensated by turning to illegal practices. I wasn't even talking in an upset tone, but some of the things she was saying sounded prejudiced (and she started cursing out of nowhere, she never does that...) so I conversationally refuted some of her points, but all she did was accuse me of always being contrary and ended with an angry "Nevermind."

Then we went to Victoria's Secret to try to find a strapless bra in my size. I found one that fit, but it was $45 and she said it was too much. I'm a 32A and it's nigh impossible to find a bra that fits me, and even one of the VS 32As was too big. The one that fit was cute and sooo comfortable, so naturally I was a little upset. It annoys me how difficult it is to find a 32A bra, let alone one that fits, let alone one that's as comfortable as that one. And all she did was berate me for complaining (which I wasn't).

Annnnnd just now, we had an argument about fruit snacks. It wasn't even that big, but I'm on the verge of tears and my good mood from earlier has now dissipated considerably. All I wanted was to be able to enjoy my good mood for one day before the 7-hour band practice tomorrow which I would all but sell my soul to skip, and it had to get ruined over...what exactly? Nothing. Nothing except my mom's ridiculously low argument threshold.

To add insult to injury, I think I may be coming down with a fever. I can't even skip practice tomorrow since it requires a doctor's note and I don't think my mom would let me go to the doctor's for a minor fever. Gosh, I really need a hug. Or a doctor's note ;-;
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 24, 2015, 11:15:30 AM
*hugs* I'm not a doctor, though :(
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 24, 2015, 11:34:02 AM
I'm good at forging signatures, just so you know -hugs-
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 25, 2015, 02:19:46 PM
...why do people need reasons to not have kids?? Shouldn't it be the other way around? Shouldn't the attitude be more like "Why do you want to dedicate 19+ years of your life raising and taking responsibility for a whole new human being that will lead to a lot of blood, sweat, and tears and go very wrong" rather than "why don't you?" No, there's no one, simple reason I don't want kids, it's just that the whole process sounds very difficult and like a lot of trouble and it would definitely get in the way of plans and if anything went any way other than perfect (which, of course, it would) then I would have to take responsiblity for knowing that I may have just messed up an actual person and the way I see it there's enough people in the world anyway without me adding one that I don't really want. I say people should have to really want kids to have them, rather than kids being the norm and people needing a reason to not have them. I just don't get it .-.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Lexa-Wa on January 25, 2015, 02:24:17 PM
^amen. Kids are a lot of time and money and what if you're not perfect for then either.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on January 25, 2015, 03:10:50 PM
:D Unpopular opinion time! :D

I'm sick and tired of people claiming to be "body positivity enthusiasts" and shit like that, and then make comments like "skinny bitches", "only dogs go for bones", and "you don't look like a REAL woman". Well, guess the fuck what: if you do this type of shit, you're a hypocrite, plain and simple. If you truly wanted everyone to feel comfortable with and good about their bodies, you wouldn't make people on the thinner end of the body type spectrum feel like shit for the way they look. And trying to justify it with, "But skinny people have been doing it to fat people for years!" isn't an excuse. It means that you're just as bad as the fat shamers you claim to hate so much. If you're going to say that you're accepting and positive and all that, don't be two-faced about it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 25, 2015, 03:15:07 PM
^ if that's an unpopular opinion I agree with it! :D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 25, 2015, 03:26:57 PM
I 100% agree with both Pan and Blue's rants. As someone who is skinny and doesn't want kids either, I've had to hear this a lot, and it annoys me greatly.

Adding on to Blue: what also gets me are feminists who claim to fight for equality, then when they disregard men's opinions, they use the exuse of "well it'll never be as bad as you do to us." No, that's not equality; that's turning the tables and becoming what you are fighting against. And the same goes for any champion of any positive ideal. There are too many hypocrites.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 25, 2015, 03:29:05 PM
Bruh. Bruh I feel you. As a skinny person, it sucks.
And like when people tell you that you look anorexic and then they're like 'omg why are you offended? It's a compliment.' Like. Do you hear yourself?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 25, 2015, 03:31:36 PM
High-five of the skinny people who don't want kids! :P *offers high-five*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 25, 2015, 03:32:26 PM
*accepts high-five of understanding*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 12:18:18 PM
Okay so this happened yesterday but I'm so mad about it.
So, it's getting warmer here. Which means HEY let's breakout the shorts and tanks cuz it's hella hot guys. Which also means we get the dresscode talk at school. And it's only the girls that get it, though the dress code still applies to boys.
And I'm not gonna be like, "omg a girls BRA STRAP was showing and you're making her COVER UP?? SEXISM. CRUSH THE PATRIARCHY" because a bra is an undergarment and should be covered up like all other underwear. And I totally get them wanting our school to look classy or whatever and not have the booty shorts because that's very inappropriate, most definitely. I don't wanna see no underclassmen hoochies.
My complaint is that the most valid reason the faculty could give us for the dress code rules is that we're a distraction to the "gentlemen" in class. Like, are you kidding me? Out of all the valid arguments you could give for wanting us to appear professional, you give us a very sexist one like that. News flash, women and girls in shorts and tanktops are going to be all over the place, not just at school. Please, come up with something that doesn't justify the actions of men treating women as objects for their benefit and then come tell me shorts are too short.
I'm not going to condone to wearing shorts that barely cover your underwear, I agree on the part that our school should be represented as a purely academic place but just. Ugh. That comment really pissed me off. There is nothing wrong with wearing a pair of shorts that come just above your fingertips, if a prepubescent lemur is going to jizz his pants just because they saw a teenage girl in a pair of shorts then maybe you shouldn't be looking at just the girls.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 08, 2015, 12:20:54 PM
But I bet you are very distracting ;)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 12:24:31 PM
Luke don't even
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 08, 2015, 12:28:49 PM
Hehehe :D

But I know, that is very ridiculous. I've never quite understood where the reasoning even came from? Like, do they magically think that girls aren't attracted to and don't get distracted by attractive guys - even when they are wearing completely appropriate clothing? I've never really understood dress codes very much. They even had a dress code at my university's recreation center (our gym) banning tank tops for some reason...??? It's dumb. As long as you aren't revealing your crotch, boobs, or butt, you should be able to wear whatever you want.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 12:33:10 PM
Well I'd say that short clothing can be VERY distracting. I'd rather not have to look at it. But I'm not going to start throwing stones.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 08, 2015, 12:35:09 PM
Define short, and why do you find it distracting?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 12:36:54 PM
Yes, please do.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 12:40:01 PM
If it were up to me I'd limit it to just above the knee. And come on. What about a girl showing her legs wouldn't be?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 08, 2015, 12:42:31 PM
I'm not gonna lie and say girls legs aren't nice to look at, but come on, it's not like they're capable of withdrawing your whole attention from the task at hand. I mean, they're legs. Legs! I'd say they would be able to cause about 5 seconds of distraction max.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 12:49:35 PM
And why should I be repimanded because my shorts are half a centimeter above where my fingertips when I'm still completely covered and nothing that should inherently be THAT distracting showing? Like, dear lord her thigh is showing! Send her home with a pink slip.
Why should my learning be disrupted because teenage boys can't apparently be trusted to keep it in their pants because God forbid their learning might be infringed upon because they can't stop staring at a goddam leg long enough to pay attention.
Girls shouldn't be taught that their bodies are distracting and should be covered, that our basic anatomy is something to be ashamed of. We shouldn't sit there and worry about what people are going to think of us when we step out in clothes that are perfectly modest, but maybe the tank straps are a little thin or the shorts are a few centimeters shorter than our schools allow.
Teach boys to control themselves and understand that what we wear is our choice, just like what they wear is theirs. Don't tell me I'm a whore because my standards of modesty aren't aligned with that of a nuns.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 08, 2015, 12:52:26 PM
Preach it gurl!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2015, 01:06:00 PM
I've never experience a boy, or a girl for that matter, get distracted because someone was wearing a tank top or mid-thigh shorts. For all the reasons to look and dress professionally, it's sad that that's the one they're using.

My teachers don't let us watch the announcements so I don't know for sure, but people at my school say that one of the administrators told girls that they are disrespecting themselves if they wear tank tops. I doubt she actually said that considering the person I got the info from, but that's pretty much the attitude of munchool personnel :/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 08, 2015, 01:09:16 PM
Dear schools: Some girls wear tank tops and shorts because they want to be sexy, and that is maybe not appropriate. Other girls wear tank tops and shorts because *gasp* they're hot! And if that stops guys from learning it doesn't make much sense to blame us for it ::)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 01:10:58 PM
That's what makes me so mad. I realize there's a line between appropriate and inappropriate attire, but when we got the talk yesterday there was a girl in shorts and a quarter sleeve shirt who looked perfectly fine, but we all knew the faculty was giving us this talk because of her. Which honestly made me so mad because this girl is 14, and she's being told if she wears cute as hell clothes that she probably feels good in, she's nothing more than a distraction to boys. I just. Ugh.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 08, 2015, 01:11:41 PM
High school boys suck. Let's just make them sit in the corner.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 01:15:47 PM
Actually, It's a symptom of our oversexed western culture  in which immorality has become mainstream.
Yes Claire, boys should control them selves. I'm not setting my self up as judge over you, that's not my job. Modesty begins in the heart, not the dress code. If someone (male or female) has an attitude of thinking and acting, then that will probably be reflected in their cloths. I have no problem with trying to make yourself attractive if you want for someone.
I would agree that the reason they gave was bull shit.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2015, 01:17:53 PM
High school boys suck. Let's just make them sit in the corner.
Most high school guys are actually alright. It's the administrators that are the problem. Make them sit in the corner. We shall have *flips desk* A REVOLUTION!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 01:20:41 PM
Clare*
NO MOAR ADMINISTRATION! CHILD MONARCHY YA
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 08, 2015, 01:23:28 PM
Modesty is a construct of society though... Like, there is no need for modesty if society wasn't the way it was.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 08, 2015, 01:24:07 PM
LET THERE BE ANARCHY
SHORT SKIRTS WILL ROAM THE HALLS
TIMPANI HEADS WILL BE BROKEN WITH THE FIERCEST OF MALLETS
ENGLISH PAPERS WILL HAVE POOR GRAMMAR AND SPELLING
AND THERE WILL BE NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 01:24:58 PM
Modesty is a construct of society though... Like, there is no need for modesty if society wasn't the way it was.
Boom.

CHAOS WILL REIGN AND IT SHALL BE GLORIOUS.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 01:29:58 PM
Modesty is an attitude. Within their culture, the barely clothed inhabitants of the amazon could have be as modest as any Victorian lady.  It's what's in your heart that matters.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 01:33:46 PM
Okay, well in my heart I'd like to run naked but our culture says nah, can't do that. Just as your example of the Amazon society's culture did not deem clothing a necessity, or Victorian society viewed being covered as a must. It's an attitude that comes from the social constructs we build.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2015, 01:37:08 PM
Just because it's a social construct doesn't mean it's bad.

LET THERE BE ANARCHY
SHORT SKIRTS WILL ROAM THE HALLS
TIMPANI HEADS WILL BE BROKEN WITH THE FIERCEST OF MALLETS
ENGLISH PAPERS WILL HAVE POOR GRAMMAR AND SPELLING
AND THERE WILL BE NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT
INSTRUMENTS SHALL BE LEFT OUT OF THEIR CASES
SPANISH STUDENTS WILL ASK TO USE THE RESTROOM IN ENGLISH
AND MATH WILL BE COMPLETED IN PEN!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 01:38:57 PM
I never said it was bad, I'm just saying it's a social construct that doesn't necessarily need to be put in place but it still is.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 08, 2015, 01:41:16 PM
LET THERE BE ANARCHY
SHORT SKIRTS WILL ROAM THE HALLS
TIMPANI HEADS WILL BE BROKEN WITH THE FIERCEST OF MALLETS
ENGLISH PAPERS WILL HAVE POOR GRAMMAR AND SPELLING
AND THERE WILL BE NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT
INSTRUMENTS SHALL BE LEFT OUT OF THEIR CASES
SPANISH STUDENTS WILL ASK TO USE THE RESTROOM IN ENGLISH
AND MATH WILL BE COMPLETED IN PEN!
STUDENTS WILL LINE UP AT THE ENDS OF PERIODS
NO. 3 PENCILS SHALL BE USED ON SCAN-TRON CARDS
AND READING AHEAD IN BOOKS SHALL BE DONE BY ALL
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 01:41:45 PM
No, the attitude comes out of rebellion, which we have been doing since the Garden of Eden. There is a diference between trying to look good and projecting an attitude of "Lust after me."
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 08, 2015, 01:42:28 PM
LET THERE BE ANARCHY
SHORT SKIRTS WILL ROAM THE HALLS
TIMPANI HEADS WILL BE BROKEN WITH THE FIERCEST OF MALLETS
ENGLISH PAPERS WILL HAVE POOR GRAMMAR AND SPELLING
AND THERE WILL BE NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT
INSTRUMENTS SHALL BE LEFT OUT OF THEIR CASES
SPANISH STUDENTS WILL ASK TO USE THE RESTROOM IN ENGLISH
AND MATH WILL BE COMPLETED IN PEN!
STUDENTS WILL LINE UP AT THE ENDS OF PERIODS
NO. 3 PENCILS SHALL BE USED ON SCAN-TRON CARDS
AND READING AHEAD IN BOOKS SHALL BE DONE BY ALL

WHITE PEOPLE WILL START REFERRING TO THEMSELVES AS "EUROPEAN AMERICAN"
THAT ONE ASSHOLE SENIOR WILL GLUE CHICKENS TO THE CEILING
GLASSES FULL OF WATER WILL BE PLACED IN INCONVENIENT PLACES ON THE FLOOR
AND THE TROMBONE SECTION WILL ACT WITH MATURITY FOR ONCE IN OUR LIVES
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2015, 01:45:53 PM
I think it comes not so much from a place of rebellion, and moreso basic human nature.

LET THERE BE ANARCHY
SHORT SKIRTS WILL ROAM THE HALLS
TIMPANI HEADS WILL BE BROKEN WITH THE FIERCEST OF MALLETS
ENGLISH PAPERS WILL HAVE POOR GRAMMAR AND SPELLING
AND THERE WILL BE NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT
INSTRUMENTS SHALL BE LEFT OUT OF THEIR CASES
SPANISH STUDENTS WILL ASK TO USE THE RESTROOM IN ENGLISH
AND MATH WILL BE COMPLETED IN PEN!
STUDENTS WILL LINE UP AT THE ENDS OF PERIODS
NO. 3 PENCILS SHALL BE USED ON SCAN-TRON CARDS
AND READING AHEAD IN BOOKS SHALL BE DONE BY ALL

WHITE PEOPLE WILL START REFERRING TO THEMSELVES AS "EUROPEAN AMERICAN"
THAT ONE ASSHOLE SENIOR WILL GLUE CHICKENS TO THE CEILING
GLASSES FULL OF WATER WILL BE PLACED IN INCONVENIENT PLACES ON THE FLOOR
AND THE TROMBONE SECTION WILL ACT WITH MATURITY FOR ONCE IN OUR LIVES
STUDENTS WILL CURSE WITH IMPUNITY
THE TRUMPET SECTION WILL NOT ADHERE TO THE PYRAMID OF SOUND
FRESHMAN WILL ROAM THE HALLS
AND THAT ONE KID IN THE BACK OF THE CLASS WHO IS SO OBVIOUSLY EATING DORITOS WILL BE LEFT IN PEACE.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 01:47:20 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!! Exactly.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 08, 2015, 01:48:17 PM
So are we saying basic human nature is wrong?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2015, 01:49:15 PM
No. Just because it's human nature doesn't make it bad. I really hope at least one person understood where that quote is from.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 01:50:49 PM
Okay but isn't it in human nature to have these societies and norms? They differ from culture to culture but throughout the world there's a set of norms that almost every culture has that are similar.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2015, 01:52:40 PM
Yes, exactly! However it is human nature to rebel against those norms, not necessarily for a good reason. That doesn't mean they shouldn't exist.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 01:53:35 PM
I'm saying that humanity is fallen, and the evil inclination of our hearts is ever in rebellion against our creator.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 01:55:20 PM
.....yeah okay I don't even know what either of you are arguing anymore.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 08, 2015, 01:56:49 PM
I was just about to say something along those lines. I cannot follow all of this. Like God, sorry I let a little bit of my underwear peak out. Don't smite me with fire please.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 02:00:07 PM
We're waxing philosophical on human nature. Lol
Not my job to judge. Just to follow the instructions of the Holy One. Ok I'm done ranting on this subject.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 08, 2015, 02:01:00 PM
No. Just because it's human nature doesn't make it bad. I really hope at least one person understood where that quote is from.
I have been waiting through this whole conversation for the right time to say that and you beat me to it XD
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 02:01:46 PM
Yeah I'm not comfortable arguing anything to do with religion. not my thing. I just wanna be able to wear my cute shorts and not be called a whore, thanks.
And I don't think anyone was saying human nature is bad. At least, that's not what I was getting at.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2015, 02:02:45 PM
I was just responding to what Lee and you two were saying. I wasn't trying to make an argument. Just letting my thoughts flow.

No. Just because it's human nature doesn't make it bad. I really hope at least one person understood where that quote is from.
I have been waiting through this whole conversation for the right time to say that and you beat me to it XD
I was too! I'm glad at least someone on the Scott Westefeld Forum understood that :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 02:07:03 PM
Alrighty then.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 02:07:54 PM
I'm not calling anyone a whore. I agree that the school was wrong in the way they handled that.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 08, 2015, 02:09:29 PM
It's strange how long people can go on having pseudo-debates when everyone involved is on the same side.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 02:09:49 PM
I didn't say you were, I'm just saying that's what I want out of life and what I was initially trying to get at in the beginning of this whole thing because I don't even know where a disagreement came into play, if there even was one.
Anyway, I'm done now
also, Pan, don't know if that was necessary but thanks.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 02:10:49 PM
Ok.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2015, 02:17:38 PM
I'm a little confused. People seemed to be getting agitated and it felt like there was a disagreement when really we were just discussing. Like Pan said - it was like we were agreeing at each other.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on April 08, 2015, 02:20:32 PM
I probably just worded some things wrong.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 08, 2015, 02:22:23 PM
There was a disagreement, though I did agree with parts of what you all were saying. Which is why I'm done
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 02, 2015, 06:55:30 AM
The Arizona government sold 53 acres of Apache holy land to a British company to develop without telling the tribe. When they fought for it, they were only given 24 acres of it back. Not even half.
Our country is built on stolen land and genocide, and we continue to do it to this day. Cultures are dying because Native people have no desire to preserve them because, what's the point? They have no voice, no land, no money. I've been to this exact reservation, I've seen the land that is going to be destroyed by this company. What we are doing to our earth isn't sustainable, and what we're doing to each other is even more destructive and the more it continues the less time we have here.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on August 06, 2015, 11:45:26 AM
More thoughts on het-ro aces and queerness, because it's been on my mind a lot lately.


I'm so done with the LGBT community and all its retarded drama. I mean, seriously. Everything is a big issue, everything is the end of the world, everything needs to be debated and discussed and argued until it's been beaten beyond recognition. I've seen it happen over and over again, especially where asexuality is concerned, and I'm so sick of it. Asexual people already have an established community--of only asexual people. Why did we try to become part of the LGBT acronym? They've disapproved of and hated us from day one. We're too queer for straight people, but too straight for queer people, and now look at what our efforts have gotten us: it's blown up in our faces. And again, we already have an established asexual community. Why do people want to fight to be part of a group of people that don't accept us and don't want us there? Allies can have the damn A as far as I'm concerned; heaven knows the queers like them better than they like us.
I just wish other aces could see that we don't need any of this. If the LGBT peeps want to pull a Plastics move and say, "You can't sit with us," why are we automatically scrambling to find our pink shirts? There are other f*cking lunch tables in the cafeteria. We can find our own. We don't need these people!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2015, 12:09:32 PM
Go Blue go! Idk I think people should be able to define themselves under whatever spectrum there is and honestly I find the "LGBTQA" label kind of pointless, because like most of the time people leave the QA out anyway so it doesn't matter. It's whatever for me but it's still kind of a big deal that a community that's supposed to be so accepting is so against people seeking acceptance. It's all very backwards to me so I don't try to identify with it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on August 06, 2015, 12:28:53 PM
So, who's up for starting a We Don't Need You campaign?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2015, 12:31:32 PM
Meeeee
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 19, 2015, 01:15:13 PM
Okay, when I went shopping for elf ears for my Halloween costume today it was upsetting to see that the only color that they came in was beige. The store didn't carry ears of any other .

What about people whose skin tone isn't even close to beige?!

Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 19, 2015, 01:18:38 PM
I think you can darken them with makeup or paint but you can't lighten them?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on October 19, 2015, 07:27:42 PM
^ Yeah, really. It's not that hard to darken something up with makeup you already own, and will likely be putting all over your face anyway.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on October 22, 2015, 03:12:23 AM
Warning: If you thrive on political correctness and SJW dogma, you may want to avoid reading this rant.

I'm so sick of everybody pulling the "racism" card for every. Single. Little. Thing. You can't wear a certain style of clothes, do your makeup a certain way, or even say certain fucking words without being accused of being racist anymore. [Well, if you're white, anyway.] It's stupid, it's not productive, and it certainly isn't helping solve REAL racism issues. Bitching on YouTube for someone posting an Arabic-inspired makeup tutorial because the makeup style isn't quite Arabic won't solve, for example, police brutality in the US. But nowadays, people seem to sincerely believe that somewhere, a black kid gets beaten because you said the word "nappy". I'm just so fucking tired of it. Racism still exists, but making everything about race isn't solving anything. Shut up and go back to Tumblr.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on November 17, 2015, 12:30:56 PM
Double posting but who cares.

Although I don't think sex or sexuality is bad, sexual people really frustrate me most of the time. Like, you have the ability to get a loving, caring, loyal partner relatively easily--more often than not, they don't have to worry about sexual incompatibility ruining an otherwise good relationship. And a lot of them seem to be content to throw this away because their partner's genitals don't satisfy them in the way they want. That just makes no sense to me. Like, you have the ability to have someone fall in love with you, but that's not good enough for you?
I dunno. I mean, for me personally, I've only ever wanted someone to love me romantically. So, this is a strange concept to wrap my head around. And it makes me angry beyond words; no, seriously, I literally cannot describe how frustrated and confused I am when people act like this. There are no words for this feeling.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 17, 2015, 12:46:03 PM
THAT. THIS. THANK YOU.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on November 17, 2015, 01:01:19 PM
It's something that I feel most people grow out of as they mature and determine what they truly want in life. Most people that are like that I would say are only interested in immediate satisfaction.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 17, 2015, 02:11:12 PM
Well, sex is a base biological drive for most humans in teen/early adult years, which is also the time that people are more apt to prioritize simple, immediate satisfaction over long-term goals (in this case, romantic relationships) that require more commitment and often heart break. I totally understand why you would feel that way, but I guess most people don't think of it from that perspective (or they don't put thought into it at all)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on March 04, 2016, 10:33:27 AM
Someone made an article in my school's paper about why members of FSL wearing chacos and Patagonia is upsetting to them because the FSL community clearly don't actually care that they're for active wear, they just care about conformity. The fact that my school is located in one of the most outdoorsy cities in one of the most outdoorsy states played no part in their argument, only that the author likes wearing chacos and Patagonia and they're outdoorsy but not in a fraternity or sorority, so therefore someone that is in a fraternity or sorority can't enjoy the same things as them or wear the same clothes without being ridiculed.
This is the second article the paper has put out in the last few weeks attacking FSL at my school. Literally don't understand it jfc
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 23, 2016, 02:35:24 PM
I felt a compulsion to rant about this before I go to sleep, not sure why.

I really dislike the term 'POC' and all its connotations. It gives the impression that race is something black and white (pun not intended) and simple, which it isn't. It gives the impression that there are two kinds of people: white people and everyone else, which isn't true, even if you are just talking about America. White people don't consist of only one culture or ethnicity and simplifying it to such does no one good. And cramming all other peoples into the category of "of color" is just ridiculous, in my opinion. All nonwhite people do not have the same issues of the same culture or the same story. It's really frustrating how people get labeled as POC whenever they aren't white; Instead of being an advocate for their own culture or themselves, they're just against the whiteys, and not seen as anything else. (Obviously this is an oversimplification but the mindset is there.) And I know the term was intended to be used to refer to representation in America, at least I think so, but it's really American-centric to the point of sheer ignorance. People are referring to nonwhite peoples as POC when they're referring to them in their own countries, for example, Chinese in China... How ignorant and egocentric does it sound to refer to everyone else as POC even if they're a majority in their own country? That's promoting the idea of white supremacy if anything :/ And the term has basically become synonymous with "oppressed"...some people are even trying to say that Irish people should be termed POCs because they've historically been marginalized. That's not how this works, that's not how any of this works... On a similar note, some people are even saying that Hispanics can't be white and must be POC because they're marginalized in the U.S.. A lot of times people don't refer to Hispanics as white, it really depends on the context and the people, that isn't really what I'm getting at. But saying that we MUST be POC because 'if they were one of them whiteys then they wouldn't be oppressed now would they??' is ridiculous. Latin America DOES have its roots in European as well as Native cultures, to varying extents depending on the country, and Latinos can be ethnically black, white, both, or neither. My grandfather has blue eyes and pale white chicken legs and that doesn't make him any less Hispanic than a person with a darker complexion from the same country. I get why the term was created and all but the way it's used is so divisive and doesn't help either "'side'".

I think that got away from me there at the end but I needed to get that out :/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 23, 2016, 02:40:59 PM
Cat. You are correct.

Do you know what we call black people in Australia?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 23, 2016, 02:45:11 PM
Thx pal :)

What? :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 23, 2016, 02:47:49 PM
We call them black people. Do you know why we call them black people? Because they're black. And guess what we call brown people? Brown people [Actually we're more likely to call them black too but that's terribly inaccurate on our part]. And if someone is white we call them a white person.
And if someone is red we call them a tourist.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 23, 2016, 03:05:07 PM
What I always got from the term was sort of using it as an umbrella for marginalized races to stand under (so I totally agree that it's ridiculous to use it referring to people in their native countries) and support each other along with supporting themselves. Sort of like how the LGBT+ community is talked about as one thing even though gender and sexuality are different. But I definitely see how it's contreversial and personally I don't generally use it, basically for all the reasons you said.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 23, 2016, 03:07:30 PM
We call them black people. Do you know why we call them black people? Because they're black. And guess what we call brown people? Brown people [Actually we're more likely to call them black too but that's terribly inaccurate on our part]. And if someone is white we call them a white person.
And if someone is red we call them a tourist.
XP

What I always got from the term was sort of using it as an umbrella for marginalized races to stand under (so I totally agree that it's ridiculous to use it referring to people in their native countries) and support each other along with supporting themselves. Sort of like how the LGBT+ community is talked about as one thing even though gender and sexuality are different. But I definitely see how it's contreversial and personally I don't generally use it, basically for all the reasons you said.
Yep, basically.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on March 24, 2016, 04:32:22 AM
A lot of minority groups are treated like that.

A lot of mental people with mental and physical health conditions that do vary in severity are often lumped in the same category.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 25, 2016, 01:51:57 PM
I feel like most of my English class is like...afraid to disagree with Elie Wiesel? Like it's somehow wrong to disagree with his opinions because of what he went through? Or even to point out that they're debatable? I mean, he definitely went through hell, and his opinions are perfectly reasonable to have. I'm not trying to say he's wrong or that there's anything wrong with his opinions. In fact, I agree with most of them, but it's really hard to have a group discussion when most of the group refuses to disagree with the author of the text we're discussing. The main thing being that we read "The Perils of Indifference" and he said something like "Is there a philosophy of indifference conceivable?" and I pointed out that yes, there is, it's called existentialism and we just spent at least a month studying it and was met with crickets and some uncomfortable glances. Like. I respect him as a person and an author and I respect his experiences and opinions but his suffering doesn't mean that he's automatically right on all moral issues. He's entitled to his opinions, but I'm entitled to mine to and I don't appreciate being made to feel like a bad person for disagreeing with him e-e
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 26, 2016, 12:26:38 AM
Panzer that speaks to my SOUL.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 27, 2016, 11:22:58 AM
And on a different rant about English class :P
The conventions for answering questions with evidence kind of drive me crazy sometimes. The biggest one being that we're supposed to start by restating the question. That was really useful advice when we were in like second grade and restating the question was a way to help make sure we actually answered the question, but like. If the question is "What is the theme of the novel?", it's a lot more powerful to say "Love conquers all" (for example :P) than to say "The theme of the novel is that love conquers all." The latter sounds bland and forced and, well, like a highschool answering a question in English, while the former sounds a whole lot more like you actually understand the theme. I'm a writer and as often as I flail around screaming inside that I have no idea what I'm doing, I know a whole lot better than English class assumes I know and it's really frustrating when we're told to talk about what we took out of a book (which I love doing!) in this exact format. Like. Put a little faith in us and let us branch out some. As long as we demonstrate our understanding of the text, what theme is, and how to analyze it, what's the issue?
And on a related note, I really wish we would stop getting such specific questions to answer for our choice novels. Like. That they would stop asking us what our book says about this specific topic, because not every book says something about every single thing, and believe it or not, after reading Alice in Wonderland, I am not any more able to tell my teacher how conflict and its aftermath affects individuals, groups, and societies! Literally all of the conflict in that book was imaginary, and any groups or societies involved in it stopped existing when said conflict was resolved. Sometimes I wonder if English teachers put so much time and effort into figuring out how to teach a specific book that they forget all of the other books in the world do not have the same thematic subject. 'Cause, I mean, I could answer all of these questions in my sleep in the context of Night. But Alice in Wonderland? Not so much. If they're going to give us these kinds of questions, they should tell us ahead of time so we pick books with the appropriate thematic topics. Or give us a list to choose from. Ugh D:
Edit: I figured out a better way to say it. We're supposed to be telling what we got out of the book, but in being asked questions that don't pertain to what we got out of the book, we're forced to retrofit our ideas of the book to fit the questions and that's just dumb.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on March 27, 2016, 11:56:32 AM
But there was conflict that affected societies because it's an allegory.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 27, 2016, 11:59:30 AM
Was it? What I took out of it was Alice realizing that she didn't need pictures in a book to create stories and Alice's sister realizing that crazy Wonderlands were important.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on March 27, 2016, 12:14:54 PM
It's argued that it's an allegory of the British monarchy at the time
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 27, 2016, 12:16:44 PM
What parts? I don't know much about the British monarchy of the time, but I'm curious now.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on March 27, 2016, 12:24:27 PM
Ummm all I know is that what I read about it was that the Red Queen was supposed to be making fun of the queen at the time and calling her a tyrant. I don't remember who that was, or how accurate that is because I think I looked into this like, in 7th or 8th grade
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on March 27, 2016, 12:59:49 PM
Shall I add that it was written by a pervert, who is also a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on March 27, 2016, 01:20:07 PM
There's a lot of people who could of been Jack the ripper.

http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/ripper-street/blog/2013/01/the-5-craziest-jack-the-ripper-theories

Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 02, 2016, 06:42:02 AM
I'm just...really upset at my ASL teacher right now. She gets mad at us for the performance not being a success when it's not our fault. Our choreographer and half of the performers either don't bother to show up or they can't because you know, we do have lives you know. All but one of the upperclassmen who actually know what they're doing quit and now it's just the rest of us. The show has been on its last legs for weeks, but the fact is we're understaffed and my teacher really does not know how to help us organize this and now, a week before the performance, she decides to say something? This whole thing is falling apart but it's not like she isn't accountable for a lot of it :/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 03, 2016, 02:12:52 AM
I love how my liberal friends moan and groan about old, white men, and how their opinions and political views don't matter. It's funny because,
1.) They're very much in denial of the existence of minority conservatives, including women, blacks, Asians, and LGBT people.
2.) These people think of themselves as being anti-racism and anti-discrimination, and yet they're discounting someone's opinion based on skin color and gender.
3.) They often support Bernie Sanders, the oldest, whitest man in this election season.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 03, 2016, 02:45:20 AM
I don't like how when people say they identify as liberal or conservative or republican/ democrats everyone else assumes that you agree with all of that groups / parties stances.
Like, I guess I would consider myself more on the liberal end but I'm not sure I agree with the democratic party as a whole.
Everyone acts like marking your vote as independent isn't really a stance even though it is.
The whole point of party separation is so you can see different viewpoints easier to gain an understanding of issues as a whole.
I guess when voting it's not so much a choice if you like as much as what the nation needs
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 03, 2016, 02:51:06 AM
^^^Julia, yes, that is so true. I agree with that 100%
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 03, 2016, 05:40:09 AM
Heck, I call myself a conservative, but I don't agree with Republicans on everything. The three points I made earlier are simply trends I have noticed from liberal people as a whole. Yes, I know not everyone thinks that way, but a lot of people I've met do.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 04, 2016, 03:08:48 PM
The political landscape in the US is horrific right now.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 04, 2016, 03:14:24 PM
Basically e-e
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 04, 2016, 10:09:38 PM
Yeah, really 9_9
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 05, 2016, 12:07:13 AM
What's so bad about it? :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 05, 2016, 12:09:33 AM
Everything.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 05, 2016, 12:13:54 AM
Tell me :3
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 05, 2016, 12:25:21 AM
The majority of the republican votes in my homestate for the primaries where for Donald Trump. @_@
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 05, 2016, 12:26:34 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that's so terrible it just baffles me that people actually support him
MY sister is looking at buying houses and she and her realtor went to one and my sister immediately said no because the neighbors had Trump signs all over their yard
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 05, 2016, 12:32:09 AM
Tell me :3
Well in a nutshell, the Republican (conservative) party is a shambles, it's divided by Donald Trump and now all of its problems are bubbling up to the forefront, candidates on all sides but mostly the Republicans are insulting each other, ad hominems at the candidates families everywhere, lots of racism against Muslims and Mexicans and general offense to women and veterans and pretty much the American people in general. Donald Trump is sadly on his way to the nomination but the way things are going he won't have enough delegates to win the nomination, so there will probably be a brokered convention, which means the delegates for each candidate will have to vote on who the nominee is. They don't like Trump, but Ted Cruz (aka the zodiac killer) doesn't have enough delegates and John Kasich is just the smudged writing on the hand (idk if you know that meme but basically he's just forgotten). They could choose someone that didn't run like Mitt Romney or something but that would be a slap in the face to the voters and cause a lot of chaos. And on the other side, the Democrats have Hillary Clinton, who is entrenched in scandal because of the email and her funding from Wall Street and general manipulation (although people exaggerate it A LOT) and then there's Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist who no one expected to get this far, and is the closest thing to a cinnamon roll politician but not perfect either especially with his naive idealism in my opinion. And no matter who wins, no one will be satisfied and it'll be hell to get anything done. A+ political analysis right there (not really)

Ugh the people in my math class are arguing about politics again and THE SUBSTITE JOINED IN I'm just done
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 05, 2016, 12:43:32 AM
Also a lot of states are having problems with voter fraud.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 05, 2016, 12:45:26 AM
Really? I didn't know that 0.0
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 05, 2016, 12:52:14 AM
I know Arizona did I didn't know that others did
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 05, 2016, 01:03:06 AM
Honestly, as far as candidates go, it doesn't matter who we pick. They all suck, and we're screwed any way we go.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 05, 2016, 01:04:45 AM
Even if they didn't suck, the divisiveness and chaos would make it hard to get anything done and everyone would be like, "tHIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT YOU DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS WE SHOULDVE VOTED FOR [other candidate]!!111!"
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 05, 2016, 01:06:22 AM
Exactly.

Clearly, the only solution is to send the government to the moon.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 05, 2016, 01:10:11 AM
Then we'd just create a new one that would suck even more. And the government would create an evil empire on the moon (Actually that's pretty much the plot of The Lunar Chronicles :0)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 05, 2016, 01:12:59 AM
Silly Cat, I never said we would send them with supplies ::)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 05, 2016, 01:14:26 AM
I like the way you think, Blue ;)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 05, 2016, 01:15:51 AM
Sometimes I have good ideas, lol.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 05, 2016, 02:34:45 AM
Why didn't anyone listen to Washington. He had the right idea
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 05, 2016, 02:59:44 AM
Have you seen that comic where Washington is like, "no parties while I'm gone" and then you see Jefferson and I think Adams or something (some politicians) looking at each other like ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 05, 2016, 03:11:13 AM
Yes lmao
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 05, 2016, 08:23:54 AM
It is a two party system that has become extremely polarized so that there is no bipartisanship amongst leaders, except on the most urgent of issues. And even that doesn't work our well. There is no muddle ground, no variety. It's all or nothing... And the worst part is that the American public is becoming just as polarized now.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 05, 2016, 12:33:11 PM
Have you seen that comic where Washington is like, "no parties while I'm gone" and then you see Jefferson and I think Adams or something (some politicians) looking at each other like ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

That is so freaking perfect.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 06, 2016, 06:03:07 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/07/d1/40/07d140579d34457aff7d45530de593bc.jpg)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 06, 2016, 06:24:18 AM
yep yep yep yep yep
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 06, 2016, 11:21:06 AM
So, because I've been doing a lot of research on asexuality, and how people perceive it, for my English class, I've found a lot of things that make me really mad. I apologize if you guys are tired of hearing about it, but this is really starting to drive me insane.

I found a comment on a Queerty's article about asexuality where someone said, "Asexuals should be put on puberty blockers, because no one who detests sex should have genitalia developed beyond that of a child's." Because apparently, I don't have the right to look like an adult woman since I'm "not behaving like one". How dare this person say that. How dare they be so callous and cruel that they don't even bother to try and see the humanity of asexual people. How dare you only try to see people's value if they can provide you with sexual pleasure.
In short: fuck you, asshole.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 06, 2016, 11:29:58 AM
Seriously? e-e What is wrong with people? And how do they expect people to even know they're ace in time for puberty blockers do you know how puberty works
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 06, 2016, 11:30:47 AM
Evidently not ::)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 06, 2016, 11:36:27 AM
That makes no sense. Another idiotic, ignorant argument 9__9
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 06, 2016, 11:37:27 AM
I lost brain cells reading that guy's statement.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 18, 2016, 10:15:01 PM
I'm so sick of my period. It's irregular and I was hoping it would start next week, it will sometimes follow a pattern  for a few months then decide not to. It's annoying!!!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 18, 2016, 11:19:39 PM
I feel you, Julia e-e
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 19, 2016, 01:50:47 AM
I feel that so, so much 9_9
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 19, 2016, 02:20:27 PM
I don't. I am grateful.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 25, 2016, 03:05:52 PM
Okay so we're doing lit circles in English right now and a thing happened and I was gonna not get upset about it because it doesn't make a difference to my assignment but you know what I decided it's upsetting and I'm gonna let myself get upset

So there was a list of books to choose from so we could be put in groups, or we could make our own group with a different book if the book got approved. I wanted to read something about the LGBT community, which none of the books were, but I know like one person in my English class so I didn't bother trying to make a group because I can read books about the LGBT community outside of school all I want. So I didn't make a group and then I got put in a group that basically ended up as the leftovers who my teacher couldn't fit in any of the other groups (bear with me, the rant part is coming), so she gave us four books to choose from as a group. None of them (predictably) were about the LGBT community. So I figured it couldn't hurt to casually bring up "Hey, since we're picking something not on the list anway, I kind of wanted to read about the LGBT community."

And my teacher said "This unit is more about world literature."

And I?? What does that mean?? Since when are "not white and American" and "belonging to the LGBT community" mutually exclusive?? Why can world literature not inlcude LGBT books?? I can name at least one?? (I didn't like it that much, couldn't even finish it, but my point still stands.) And I read about another that I just can't recall the title of. They're out there. These parameters don't mean I can't read the kind of book I want. She's telling me, in a unit that is supposed to be about the human experience and getting a perspective on things outside of the majority, that "no, books about people like you don't belong in this unit." And that really hurts. Especially because I'm pretty much 100% positive we're never going to have a unit that is for people like me. Apparently part of my human experience is not a valid part of human experience?? The part of me that is ace and trans is just...not human? Not part of my experience? And don't even get me started on how stupid it is to try to define a single "human experience" to begin with.
And this was the same teacher who didn't understand why, when offered a book about a couple of Arab girls, I asked if the author was an Arab woman, because apparently to her, a book about Arab girls by a white American man is just as valid a representation of the experience of Arab girls written by someone who is or was actually an Arab girl. This is turning very fast into one of those English classes where they push one interpretation of big, loaded themes and questions on students, and probably the one where I have disagreed the most vehemently with that interpretation.

I'm kind of tempted to scour the Internet for every world book about LGBT characters I can find and show it to her. Though I'll have to ask whether racial and ethnic minorities within the US count as world literature. Judging by the choices we got, I'd guess yes, in this case.

Edit: AFTERWORLDS. FREAKING AFTERWORLDS. INDIAN GIRL QUESTIONING SEXUALITY AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH ANOTHER WOMAN. TAKE THAT ENGLISH TEACHER
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 26, 2016, 01:41:51 AM
If your teacher makes an excuse about books with LGBT characters not being literature bring up the picture of Dorian Gray.

That book is about victorian era views on homosexuality, it takes place in England so you have an international / historical aspect and the writer, Oscar Wilde was homosexual.

Here's some e-book and audio book links, one is even in French if you're interested, Pan:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=the+picture+dorian+gray
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 26, 2016, 02:08:57 AM
Her argument wasn't that LGBT characters can't be in literature, it was that they can't be in world literature :P Thanks for the book, though, I'll be sure to check that out!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 26, 2016, 10:20:38 AM
Well that's a pretty stupid argument on her part :P maybe her reasoning was that most literature doesn't cover that topic? That would have been a bit more accurate. Still, she should have said so -_-
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 27, 2016, 07:41:57 AM
I talked to her. It went well. She wrote down a few of the books I found to check out and possibly add to the list next year :)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 27, 2016, 09:16:43 AM
What books did you find?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 27, 2016, 09:21:50 AM
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (a white girl and a black girl during the Us civil rights movement)
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan (two women in Iran dealing with Iranian attitudes/laws against homosexuality)
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz (black wlw on a big identity search, I don't know if it counts as world literature but I wanna read it)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 27, 2016, 09:22:31 AM

Edit: AFTERWORLDS. FREAKING AFTERWORLDS. INDIAN GIRL QUESTIONING SEXUALITY AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH ANOTHER WOMAN. TAKE THAT ENGLISH TEACHER

I just noticed this bit. Afterworlds was written by Scott, who is a white American male.

What's a wlw? :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 27, 2016, 09:26:55 AM
Actually Scott is Australian. :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 27, 2016, 09:28:10 AM
He was born in Dallas, Texas ???
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 27, 2016, 09:32:40 AM
Oh, I thought he mentioned growing up in Australia or at least attending high school there either in one of the meet-up threads or in the comment section of an old blog post of his.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 27, 2016, 09:33:52 AM
I dunno about that but his wife is strayan and he moves between countries every autumn.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 27, 2016, 09:35:59 AM
I knew Justine was, I wasn't sure abou him though.
Oh well :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 27, 2016, 09:36:10 AM

Edit: AFTERWORLDS. FREAKING AFTERWORLDS. INDIAN GIRL QUESTIONING SEXUALITY AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH ANOTHER WOMAN. TAKE THAT ENGLISH TEACHER

I just noticed this bit. Afterworlds was written by Scott, who is a white American male.

What's a wlw? :P
Yeah, but about someone who is both not white and not straight

Wlw = women loving women, basically a term to inlcude all the women who love women without excluding the ones who also love men.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 27, 2016, 09:39:53 AM
Well you said that

who didn't understand why, when offered a book about a couple of Arab girls, I asked if the author was an Arab woman, because apparently to her, a book about Arab girls by a white American man is just as valid a representation of the experience of Arab girls written by someone who is or was actually an Arab girl

I just don't see how Scott, a white American man writing about someone who isn't white and straight or male is a better source/example than any other white American man writing about Arab girls. :P

Ooooh. Gotcha.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 27, 2016, 09:45:49 AM
He's not, that was sort of a separate point that made more sense in my head
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 27, 2016, 09:47:12 AM
I can relate. ;D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 09, 2016, 02:23:40 PM
Okay I'm using this thread a lot but I'm kind of really upset right now. So like. Aren't people supposed to make sure that kids don't get adopted by horrible parents? Because my kind-of-friend was adopted and at this moment is hiding in a restaurant with his mom because his dad is angry and they're afraid of what he'll do if they go back and that would be effed up enough if this was his birth dad but someone?? Let?? A guy who's so awful his wife and child don't feel safe in their own home adopt a child what is wrong with the world
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 09, 2016, 02:25:33 PM
That's not supposed to happen :-/ How did that happen. You should really report that somehow.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 09, 2016, 02:27:47 PM
I don't even know his last name or his legal first name or more than the general region he lives or I would.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 09, 2016, 02:31:30 PM
I'd suggest you still tell someone that can get that information.  :-\ If he goes to your school, then tell the school. If he is really being abused then that has to stop and if he is adopted then here should be people coming to check on his family periodically, they should know so they can get him out soon we rather than later.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 09, 2016, 02:40:42 PM
He doesn't go to my school; we're in a writing club together at my almost-local library so I can see if they can help. And I found out about this through his tumblr and I know a few of his school friends follow that so I'm hoping they'll do somthing too.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 09, 2016, 02:47:13 PM
I really hope everything works out for him and his mom. That's terrible :(
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 09, 2016, 02:49:19 PM
Praying for him. I hope everything turns out okay.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 13, 2016, 11:39:28 PM
Okay so yay! Apparently England's Labour party is even worse than the Aussie one :]]]]

(https://2static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Islam_c6739b_5915642.jpg)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 16, 2016, 11:03:08 AM
I looked up Sweden because our fave puffin is from there and apparently it has the highest rape rate in the EU and the second highest in the world. :o
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on May 16, 2016, 11:05:47 AM
I don't have words for that.....
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 16, 2016, 11:07:11 AM
"Forty years ago, 421 rapes were reported to the police in Sweden annually. By 2010, according to a BBC report, police recorded the highest number of offences — about 63 per 100,000 inhabitants — of any force in Europe. That was the second highest in the world — surpassed only by Lesotho in southern Africa.
"

Edit: Here's a map

(http://www.wnd.com/files/2016/03/sexual-harassment-statistics-euro.jpg)

Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 16, 2016, 11:24:05 AM
Okay here's what's actually rant worthy. They passed a law in 2014 making it illegal to criticize immigration. ???  ???  ???

http://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.122/sweden-passes-law-to-criminalize-any-criticism-of-immigration.html

In case you didn't notice in the article, it's explicitly designed to target people on the internet. You could be prosecuted for saying you disapproved of immigration ON A FREAKING BLOG. They're a democracy right?? Right?!?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 16, 2016, 09:45:44 PM
Wow ._.

Annnnd could the rape thing be because there are more rapes reported not just more rapes in general?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 16, 2016, 11:08:34 PM
That's part of it. But there are two main problems;

A: Sweden is hyper feminist. Like, as one youtuber said; 'Sweden is what it would look like if Tumblr was a country'. So they have the Tumblr definition of rape. If, say, your boss stroked your arm once a week every week of the year, you could then accuse him/her of 52 counts of rape. If you had sex six times with your partner then later decided that you didn't consent, that's six counts of rape.
Yeah. THIS IS WHY WE DON'T LET PEOPLE MAKE UP NEW DEFINITIONS WHENEVER THEY WANT ::)

B: Sweden is obsessed with taking in every migrant they can, more than any other country in Europe. These migrants are coming from countries where feminism in any form is often punishable. Most of them are young men. Thousands of them. Because of taking in so many, there aren't enough jobs, houses or food available for anyone anymore, but the government keeps siphoning funds away from everything else to pay for migrant housing.
Sooooo there's thousands of young men, paid to sit around doing nothing, with no jobs or chance of getting them, from some of the most sexually repressed societies on earth, where they were taught that it's a woman's fault for getting raped if she arouses a man.
Before they recently banned recording the nationalities of rapists in their police reports, the standing figures was that 5% of the population had commited 70% of rapes. I'll let you guess which 5%.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 16, 2016, 11:37:55 PM
Yeah, that's basically what I meant by more reports. More actual rapes are reported + any incident of sexual harassment is reported as a rape.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on May 17, 2016, 09:30:14 AM
It's a good thing that they're reported though.
There's  people it situations like that who are too afraid to report rape cases because they're in abusive situation where they can't leave the abuser because they live together and the victim doesn't have the financial ability to leave.
Or they go the same school, workplace and cannot avoid contact easily for whatever reason
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 19, 2016, 01:34:03 PM
My mom said that she'd try to pay attention more to when I'm asking for help or attention without necessarily flat-out asking for help or attention but now I did text her flat-out asking her to please help me and she hasn't even acknowledged that she got the texts (I'm like 99% sure she did) or maybe she mistakenly thought that the problem was resolved when it's not so I just really don't know what to do now
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on May 19, 2016, 01:36:58 PM
What happened, Pan? If you need to you can PM me about it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 19, 2016, 01:43:16 PM
Basically my brother gets angry and yells and hits things like...a lot, and it scares me, and usually I can just stay in my room and am generally okay but this time he was supposed to be watching my hurt dog to make sure he didn't jump on things but was instead yelling and hitting things because he lost a piece of his Rubik's cube and I was scared to go out and watch the dog and my mom was out doing something and not checking her phone and he'd calmed down by the time she got home but I don't think my mom necessarily realizes that his anger issues flare up like...every time she leaves the house .-.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 19, 2016, 04:38:57 PM
How old is your brother?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 19, 2016, 11:31:25 PM
Fourteen
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 19, 2016, 11:33:38 PM
Okay so I take it he hasn't been spanked since he was little?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 21, 2016, 11:51:20 PM
Okay so apparently a 52 year old father of seven children left his wife and family so he could go live as a six year old girl with another family :]]]]]
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 22, 2016, 12:00:21 AM
Source?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 22, 2016, 12:05:27 AM
(http://static2.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/Enjoy+the+sauce+my+brothers+you+need+_26817cbe6abc0c9e7cb6846b68a5d71b.gif)

(http://2static.fjcdn.com/pictures/The+ride+never+ends_4f408d_5766596.jpg)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 22, 2016, 12:23:40 AM
Okay so I take it he hasn't been spanked since he was little?
I missed this. My family never spanked either of us
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Gravity on May 22, 2016, 04:05:03 AM
I've heard of him. I think it's like, a kink, or something.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 22, 2016, 11:35:02 AM
Okay so I take it he hasn't been spanked since he was little?
I missed this. My family never spanked either of us

Makes sense :P My lil bro used to [actually often is pretty much] be the same just because no one ever did anything about it. If one of us got in a fight with him our parents got angry at us and if he got in a fight with our parents the worst that happened was he got yelled at. He'll grow out of it probs.

I've heard of him. I think it's like, a kink, or something.

In his words he's 'Not ready to be an adult'.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: holywalrus2 on May 23, 2016, 10:38:07 AM
I guess it's his life if he wants to be uh, weird, but it's horrible to just LEAVE your family when you willingly took on the responsibility of being a husband and father. ://

- I'm SO f*cking sick of not being taken seriously because of how I look! At the beginning of the year I ran for class president. Apparently, according to my friends, when I walked up to the podium like an entire row of boys started hooting and hollering and making comments about my body, specifically my breasts. That's disgusting enough, but one said "I'm voting for her now." How f*cking degrading can you be. My words and views and opinions are less valuable than my cup size to these people. This isn't people have stopped taking me seriously, either. I remember at the MUN conference I got told that my speeches were "cute". I took it as a compliment at the time. But I was making speeches defending policies that violate human rights. I was making speeches smashing other peoples' working papers, tearing them apart. And I thought I was making good points. But to some people it was just "cute".
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 23, 2016, 10:39:31 AM
What is wrong with some people e-e
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 23, 2016, 10:40:41 AM
Urgh -_-
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 23, 2016, 10:52:37 AM
You ran for class president? That's actually awesome. And yeah people like that are idiots -__-
Also that reminds me I was supposed to write an election speech thanks for indirectly reminding me
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 30, 2016, 01:27:28 PM
I don't even know where to put this but
https://www.google.com/amp/www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/amp/libertarian-party-chairman-hopeful-strips-stage-c-span-n582501?client=safari#
I'm so done...goodbye world.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 30, 2016, 01:29:28 PM
:-i
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on May 31, 2016, 01:44:12 AM
I read that vandals in Venice Beach desecrated a memorial dedicated to Vietnam War soldiers that had gone missing in action. It makes my blood boil. I know that Vietnam was not a popular war, but come on, people. Stop being childish bastards for five minutes, would you?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on May 31, 2016, 02:52:04 AM
That makes me so mad. What the hell
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 31, 2016, 03:02:03 AM
That's just...disgusting :/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 27, 2016, 10:48:05 AM
Sorry to double post but I've been encountering some edgy ppls and need to rant.

Bashing religion isn't progressive. You're just being a jerk. Even if you don't believe in it for yourself, that doesn't make bashing (not pointing out flaws, bc that is important, just flat out hatred) something that's suddenly okay. Even if you think you're just hurting white Christians. News flash, it's not just 'priveliged white ppl' that are Christian/Catholic - it's hugely important to African-Americans and Hispanics and Latinos and Italian immigrant communities and immigrant communities in general. Heck, regardless it doesn't make it okay. You're just a bunch of edgy atheists who think it's trendy to share the same mentality as people who persecuted others for their religion :/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Time Blitz on July 27, 2016, 11:05:08 AM
Ikr. Just because you dont believe in something doesn't mean you should make fun of people who do.

If you don't believe in it, then why would you care? After all, you're saying that its meaningless to you. Yet bashing on it shows that it DOES mean something to you; it shows that the beliefs are a 'threat'.

Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 27, 2016, 01:00:07 PM
Fedora tippers Cat? :-\
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 27, 2016, 01:03:31 PM
Lolwat
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 27, 2016, 01:14:40 PM
Dude u the memer how u not know wat they are.
The *Tips Fedora* meme is a reference to Those Guys who make matrix references and call religious people "Sheeple" and tend to wear situation inappropriate clothing [Like fedoras and trench coats] while making melodramatic internet posts.

(http://static2.fjcdn.com/comments/5279025+_cb77ee6cd00592e5f960be0033d71975.jpg)

deese guys
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 27, 2016, 01:17:20 PM
Ohh yeah I know what those are :P The dark side of meme
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 27, 2016, 01:18:33 PM
They are the best thing ever ;D
THEY NOW HAVE MERCHANDISE

(http://cdn.thisiswhyimbroke.com/images/neckbeard-lighter-640x533.jpg)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on July 27, 2016, 03:42:57 PM
1.) Yes to that entire spiel, Cat.
2.) Besly, that lighter is brilliant.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 27, 2016, 05:17:44 PM
I would sell a kidney for that lighter
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on July 27, 2016, 09:53:49 PM
Dude u the memer how u not know wat they are.
The *Tips Fedora* meme is a reference to Those Guys who make matrix references and call religious people "Sheeple" and tend to wear situation inappropriate clothing [Like fedoras and trench coats] while making melodramatic internet posts.

(http://static2.fjcdn.com/comments/5279025+_cb77ee6cd00592e5f960be0033d71975.jpg)

deese guys
How many of them are losers?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 27, 2016, 09:59:47 PM
guess
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on July 27, 2016, 11:09:32 PM
All :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 27, 2016, 11:20:26 PM
Well pretty much yeah :P I mean, wearing an odd hat doesn't automatically mean you have no social skills. Same as being a brony doesn't automatically make you a creepy manchild.
Buuuuut

(http://www.cringechannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/1367980186784.jpg)

They're just things that draw certain people like magnets :-\
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on July 27, 2016, 11:23:23 PM
I like guns, knives and nice hats. I don't think I'm better then everyone else.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 27, 2016, 11:26:01 PM
Exactly :P And my username is Gentleman Besly but I don't go around wearing a tuxedo and cane.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 27, 2016, 11:27:41 PM
I will admit that I want to draw that last guy's outfit >_ > I like drawing suits and long coats so
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 27, 2016, 11:29:05 PM
dude same it's like the whole reason my books set in the 1940's well not the whole reason but still
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 28, 2016, 12:47:48 AM
Draw it Pan!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on July 28, 2016, 10:05:11 AM
Exactly :P And my username is Gentleman Besly but I don't go around wearing a tuxedo and cane.

I actually pictured you as more of a monocle guy, to be honest.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 28, 2016, 10:06:41 AM
Me too Blue
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 28, 2016, 10:10:03 AM
Same
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Time Blitz on July 28, 2016, 11:59:35 AM
Lol.

I imagined Besly with a cane, top hat, and monacle.

And an Oxford accent.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on July 28, 2016, 12:40:44 PM
Lmaooo
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on July 28, 2016, 02:00:21 PM
Can Besly confirm?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on July 28, 2016, 02:19:50 PM
I'll confirm. Yes to all.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 28, 2016, 02:33:26 PM
^^^
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on July 29, 2016, 01:16:19 AM
So, two days ago I got a call from a place I applied to asking if I still wanted the job, I said yes, they said I needed to fill out an online assessment and that they needed my e-mail address, I gave it to them but after I hung up I realized that I gave them the wrong e-mail, called them back with the correct one.  They sent it & said to call back afterwards to schedule an interview. I did and was scheduled for the following morning, but then my dad, my only available ride got called in for jury duty that morning and I called the manager explaining why I I couldn't come and said I could reschedule the interview. the only problem is that the latest I could do it is Saturday. My dad is helping my brother and his family move on Saturday, my sister is going to a soccer game. My mom said she could call one of my other sisters and ask to drop me off but she lives two hours away and would have to bring all her kids too.
I wasn't aware of any of this and I feel like I've been a pain to everyone and I want this week to be over.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 02, 2016, 10:42:55 AM
from tumblr;

"hey everyone, lets talk about how syphilis didnt appear in Europe till after Christopher Columbus came back from America but didnt exist in people from the Americas either until then. lets talk about how the only animals syphilis was found in before then were llamas."
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 02, 2016, 10:47:00 AM
Tumblr is weird. People are weird.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 02, 2016, 10:53:00 AM
no BUT SERIOUSLY COULD WE HAVE ANSWERS FOR THIS I FEEL WE DESERVE ANSWERS
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 13, 2016, 12:23:46 PM
After several years of personal experience and reading a lot of research on the matter I can confidently say that the school system made a profoundly stupid choice in choosing the start time for high school and here's why:

Point #1: Adolescent bodies and brains are programmed to go to sleep later and wake up later because of the timing of melatonin release. Even if the body is up, the brain doesn't become fully alert until midmorning. So for the first 2 or 3 hours of the day, kids' brains aren't as alert as they should be. Given that brain alertness is imperative to learning, the start time is counterproductive to the entire point of school. Yeah, it's better to finish earlier so students have more time for homework and extracurriculars, but a study was done on that and showed that the benefits of starting later outweighed the drawbacks of a later finishing time, especially for athletes that needed their energy.

Point #2: The average high schooler needs about 9 hours of sleep. 8 is fine, but 9 is really the ideal number. For me, and I've heard this is about average, I have to be at school at 7:40. That means I have to leave my house at 7:10 at the latest (I don't live that far but there's a lot of traffic and a very long car line). That means getting up at about 6, so I can be out of bed by 6:15. If I rode the bus, I could have to get up as early as 5. But let's say 6 just for the sake of argument. To get 9 hours of sleep, I'd have to go to bed at 9:00 pm. Usually I get home from school at 4, assuming that I stay an extra hour for clubs. Sometimes I have to stay later. That gives me 5 hours to do homework, study, eat, shower, relax, complete any tasks I may have to do around the house or for a club, spend time with family, and socialize with friends. If I have an hour of homework for every class that day (I have four classes each day, but schools not on block schedules have twice that) that means I only have an hour left. I'm lucky because my school has block scheduling, plus the fact that I don't need to study and I work quickly enough to get most of my homework done in school. But people who can't do that are royally screwed. Not to mention that most people, let alone teenagers, find it hard to get to sleep at 9 anyway. This isn't even counting people who need more sleep because they're more active, or because that's just the way their body runs, or because they need to get up earlier in the morning because of scheduling issues - because FUCK those people, right?

So in short the system is dumb and it's no wonder that high schoolers are always tired and apathetic and never do their homework and the fact that no one has come together to change this is...not surprising considering American education and our government but disappointing nonetheless. If school started at an actually reasonable time I think I actually wouldn't be dreading going back to school and feeling depressed and fatigued for 90% of the school week.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on August 13, 2016, 12:27:00 PM
One more element to the reasons I was homeschooled.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 22, 2016, 09:59:40 AM
I'm frustrated because I still haven't gotten my pay from my old job.
They said they said I could either have it transferred to a pay card that they gave me or directly into a checking account.
I looked into the fees for the pay card and there's no fees For transferring payments on the card itself but there is a $5 "maintenance" fee
Didn't say whether or not the fee was annual or what but I want to avoid using the card.
Which means I need to open a checking account before I can talk to my old boss about my pay and my parents have been putting off taking me to the credit union.
It's been like a week or two since I was officially let go.
I want my money!

They owe me 116 dollars, at least.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2016, 03:05:46 AM
I keep seeing stuff about ace people not belonging in the LGBT community because they're not opressed/benefit from heteronormativity/are invisible and therefore safe and I just?? *points at my ace bi friend who tried to talk to her parents about aceness and got "I hope you don't identify like that"* *points at the ace girl I met at school who got really emotional just finding out she wasn't the only one there* *points at the hour-plus-long discussion I had with my grandpa in which he tried to convince me I would live an unfulfilled and lonely life without sexual relationships* What are you talking about ace people benefit from heteronormativity? Society always touts sex and relationships as the ideal and the top goal you could strive for and acts like it's wrong if you don't want that and yes non-ace LGB+ people suffer from heteronormativity because people act like it's wrong if they wanna date people of the same gender but ace people also suffer from heteronormativity too because people act like it's wrong (or a phase we'll grow out of) if we don't wanna date anyone. Aces face a lot of the same rejection from society that non-ace LGB+ people face and now we're facing rejection from our own community? How do these people think they're helping anyone by excluding part of the community? Also I've seen even people who do accept that aces are part of the community but are insisting that demisexuals/romantics and gray-aces and litho-aces/aros and all the other identities on the ace-aro spectrum aren't really ace and are just hets trying to sneak into the community and?? What?? No?? They're identities in their own right and they're trying to find support and acceptance and the people refusing them that are just being assholes. Also why on earth would het people want to "sneak into" the community?? Why would somebody want to give up priviledge?? I also saw someone saying something about "ace-aro hets" and like?? Did you think that one through at all. If someone's ace and aro they're not het. I think you meant ace/aro hets and even then if somebody's ace and heteroromantic they're still ace and still should be welcomed into the community and if somebody's aro and heterosexual they're still aro and should still be welcomed in the community why is this even a question
I mean I never even really thought about my ace identity before this popped up, it was always kind of overshadowed by the whole trans thing, but now I'm thinking that along with the trans pins and pronoun pins I'm planning to put on my backpack I should also get ace pins and flaunt that like I do my transness because honestly screw this
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 28, 2016, 01:03:13 PM
I'm a heterosexual cisgender person I don't entirely relate exactly and I could be putting my foot in my mouth with this statement but, Pan I

think part of because in the media a lot of characters with either no or low sex drive are portrayed as childlike or innocent which doesn't help.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2016, 01:45:00 PM
That's not really related to what I was talking about but is definitely a contributor to ace stereotypes and I wish that would stop also
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Time Blitz on August 28, 2016, 02:43:03 PM
Ace people are just people who want to practice celebecy and there's certainly nothing wrong with not having sex....I mean, it's rather commendable that they stick to such a commitment...

Idk, I'm just someone who thinks sex is a big decision and not inherently bad or good, but just a thing....to commit to a lifelong decision like that is hard, since it impacts a major aspect of life and I think it would be hard to stick by something like that.

So kudos to all those who can stick by such a commitment.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2016, 02:47:02 PM
That is not what asexuality is. Asexuality is a lack of sexual attraction, not a choice not to have sex. There are ace people who do have sex, actually. Ace people don't have to be repulsed by sex, and they can have libidos and can have sex, it just means that sex isn't part of their attraction to a person. Celibacy is a choice not to have sex and is completely separate from asexuality.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 28, 2016, 02:54:48 PM
^ That's what I was going to say pretty much.
There are people who are asexual but do experience sexual arousal, it's just not directed towards thoughts of having sex with someone. Ithere's asexual people who like stuff like porn but the actual idea of having sex with someone doesn't interest them at all.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2016, 02:58:19 PM
That's not even necessarily true either. There are ace people who do want to have sex with someone, it's just not part of their attraction to a certain person. I don't know it I'm the best person to explain this since I'm utterly and completely disinterested in sex but not all aces are
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 28, 2016, 03:02:09 PM
http://www.scarleteen.com/
This site helped me understand a lot of things in regards to sexuality and gender identity issues if you wanna take a look.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2016, 03:10:10 PM
I'm not sure if you meant to link me to any specific page but a quick scan isn't really giving me any new information .-. I'll look through it more tomorrow when it's not late, though, it does look like a good resource
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 28, 2016, 03:16:05 PM
No, just the site in general.

And I meant "you" in a general sense as well.  Not only you, Pan specifically. :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2016, 03:22:07 PM
Ah, okay
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 28, 2016, 03:34:21 PM
Sorry if that was confusing. I thought Blitz might of found it helpful too and when  she popped into the conversation I wrote, " you" without really thinking.

It's 1 AM and I should just shut up now...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2016, 03:40:35 PM
It's all good now. And possibly if it's 1 AM you should sleep?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 29, 2016, 01:50:57 AM
I went to bed right after I posted that. :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 29, 2016, 01:54:03 AM
Oh good :)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Time Blitz on August 29, 2016, 02:16:29 AM
English isn't my first language so a lot of English terms confuse me :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 29, 2016, 03:00:38 AM
That's fair
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on August 29, 2016, 11:52:22 AM
That's okay, I understand.
I didn't intend for that to come off as harassment I just wanted to explain.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 12, 2016, 10:12:11 PM
I was watching Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson and having a grand old time, particularly once he reached Sir Isaac Newton. He's always been one of my heroes.
Just
SIN [Sir Isaac Newton]
I have always been in the SIN bin.
And then no sooner had he finished his section on SIN, he spent several minutes talking about how he'd enlightened humans and swept away the notion of a master clockmaker for the universe and how we all know better now and it could be because my Grandad is on his last legs and he became a citizen today or because I'm just hella stressed but I legitimately wanted to cry. Because I've been trying to live under the assumption that we do actually live in a world where different viewpoints are accepted and what with the internet screaming 24/7 about representation I thought this sort of thing wasn't happening anymore.
I am so sick of everyone acting like Christians don't exist.
Isaac Newton was a theologian.
Fucking Charles Darwin was a Christian.
Einstein believed in God.
Wernher Von Braun? Remember him? Made the rockets for the first satellite AND the lunar lander? According to a NASA source, he is, "without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history." Christian. Believed in a 'master clockmaker'. For crying out loud the guy was a young earth creationist.
People still believe in a master clockmaker.
Seeing a perfect clock tends to elicit that reaction.
But the whole world seems so obsessed with literally just refusing to admit that there are scientists who believe this and decide that it's far more respectful of people's beliefs to just go on tv and say that no one believes this anymore.
If they were saying that someone in history wasn't gay there'd be fucking riots in the street.
But say that no intelligent person believes in God?
Nodding and clapping. Just nodding and clapping.

Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on September 12, 2016, 10:19:05 PM
An thy accuse us of being bigoted.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 12, 2016, 10:23:31 PM
thy? r we talkin in ye olde englishe nowe? ;D and who us which us what us
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on September 12, 2016, 10:29:02 PM
Epeople seem to think that those who believe in God are prejudiced bigots.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 12, 2016, 10:34:44 PM
But there are so many different religions. And so many different people within every religion. There are prejudiced, bigoted Christians. And Muslims. And Buddhists. And Atheists. And Agnostics. Etc.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on September 12, 2016, 10:41:10 PM
True.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on September 12, 2016, 10:44:23 PM
I agree, Besly - I guess that since Christianity is a religion that takes up a larger portion of the population, people feel like it's more okay to try and argue with it or openly attack it. Which isn't right at all, I don't think that any religion or belief set should be openly attacked or anything, and even as someone who's not Christian and who's had some awful experiences with radical Christians, I know that it's pretty lame having something you've believed in for so long talked about like that. And with our current times with tensions high among other religions, this sort of hate is not what we all need to make things better.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 12, 2016, 10:49:58 PM
Thanks Cab
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 12, 2016, 11:41:49 PM
Yeah I don't know why people like to pretend that scientists are inherently not religious e-e My best guess is because scientists need to examine everything they believe? But that doesn't mean they're gonna come up not believing in their religion :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on September 13, 2016, 01:06:03 AM
Here's the thing to keep in mind, Besly: People attack Christians because we're easy targets. We're expendable; it's perfectly okay and even encouraged to make fun of us.

If these scientists - or if anyone here - were Muslim, or Wiccan, or Buddhist, no one would dare try to criticize them for being religious or erase their beliefs, because those people are protected by social etiquette.

So really, the only reason that assholes people like Neil deGrasse Tyson make fun of Christians is because they don't have the balls to go after anyone else. They're spineless cowards that love to revel in their narcissism and superiority complex. If we ignore them, we take away their power. And, quite frankly, they're not worth paying attention to in the first place.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on September 13, 2016, 01:22:41 AM
Actually, Blue, scientists of any religion are pretty often attacked like this. People who go out of their way to disprove theology are also targeting Muslims, Wiccans, all of that. And trust me, with our current society, Muslims and Wiccans are even more likely to be singled out (Muslims because, due to the terrorist attacks, things have somehow become warped enough for folks to think it's okay to attack them, and Wiccans due to society's warped belief that they're Satanic). It sucks for everyone, man.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 13, 2016, 02:02:49 AM
Not all scientists religious views have been cast aside in in the educational discussion of their discoveries,
Georges Lemaître is a good example of this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre

I get where you're coming from though, prejudice is still prejudice no matter what side it's on.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 08, 2016, 09:03:24 AM
I dunno if this is quite the right thread for this but uh. We had our robotics competition today and Axel was a complete and utter flop. She died on the starting line twice and once we finally got her to work, her battery fell off halfway through the course and it's really just lucky we didn't get a DNF. And it's just really, really frustrating because we could have done so much better if we'd had more time. Or if I hadn't taken three freaking days to notice the out-of-place semicolons in her code. We could've had time to work out the kinks (like, yaknow, the battery falling off; also the wheels kept running into screws) and to get used to steering her (I drove her like a tank drive the entire time. If we'd meant to make a tank drive we would've made a tank drive and not spent weeks struggling to attach wheels and program the back one.) and actually have practice on the course, which we only even looked at the day of the competition.
And my group didn't ask for this. They're all new to robotics and didn't even know what the different drive trains meant, and I signed us up for the tri-omni specifically because it was so different from what I'd done before, and I thought it would be a fun challenge but it ended up way harder than I thought and I really did not mean to drag three strangers into this fiasco.
I guess I'm just upset with myself for wasting so much potential. She should've been able to go six directions and turn in three differrent ways, but my inept piloting meant she onlh went two ways and turned one. She was supposed to be really fast and really agile, but a remote-control bot is only as fast and agile as the person controlling it, so instead of making beautiful, tight turns, she just raked up border penalties.
And we could've worked this out and gotten her steering well and brought out that full potential if I'd noticed these two out-of-place semicolons. Those were in the code I wrote first thing on Monday. That code didn't run until the last minute on Thursday. Three freaking days wasted trying all these different approaches to steering this thing because it didn't even cross my mind that maybe that first approach had a bug. Note to self: if something definitely should work but doesn't, it's more likely you did something wrong that that the whole method is a flop.
Basically through this whole Axel adventure I've stayed upbeat about it because of that one quote that's something like "I have not failed, I have simply found 10,000 ways that do not work" (it helps that it's on the wall of my robotics classroom in giant red letters) but that quote is only really helpful if eventually in all these ways that do not work, you find one that does, but now I've been cut short and I'm not going to find a way that works. Axel's gonna stay not-quite-finished until we take her apart, and the weeks I and my groupmates put into this is gonna stay a not-quite-finished effort and it's just so frustrating.
And you know what else? A stick that attatches a wheel to a motor is called an axle. An axel is a figure skating move. Go figure.

...after typing this all out and calming down some, I think I'll ask my robotics teacher if I can keep Axel assembled and come work on her after school when he's not otherwise occupied. 'Cause if eventually I can get her working and reliably running the track I'll feel a whole lot better about this. She's using up parts but a group in this unit made like three robots so there should be enough even with her intact.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2016, 10:07:40 AM
Ok so the PSAT (the preliminary/practice SAT for those of you lucky enough to never have heard the term) pisses me off. In junior year we're supposed to take it because if you get a score in the top 1% of your state then you get a special commendation and a chance to win a really prestigious scholarship. But in junior year the test is optional and they make you pay to take it, but they encourage you to take it anyway "just in case" (and for yknow, actual practice) except that's bullshit, they only reason they say that is so that the range of scores isn't just the top scorers, but some people can't afford to or can't be bothered taking a test they know they won't do well on so the top 1 percentile gets narrowed to an even higher score. Which makes me mad because it's not representative and they should just have everyone take it >.> So the scholarship can actually represent a meaningful statistic and not be p much unattainable. And my parents (and my own personal expectations) expect me to get a high enough score to at least get the certificate of commendation but I'm honesty so nervous about this I want to throw up (the frappuchino I had earlier probably isn't helping but yknow) and it just pisses me off becaue the College Board is awful and the SAT is such BS and it really stresses me out because my entire life my whole concept of self-esteem has more or less been based on my natural aptitude to do effortlessly well at academics and now I realize that 1. A lot of what I'm naturally good at is useless bs in any real setting and 2. If I fail to meet the ridiculously high expectations that surround me then I ?? Will be kinda crushed
... Stupid College Board >.>

Well that ended up being a lot longer than I thought it would be. Welp.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 17, 2016, 10:21:54 AM
My school didn't even tell us the benefits to taking it again before they made us pick ._. So I'm not taking it and I have mixed feelings about it because on the one hand there's everything you just said but on the other I passed up opportunities no one bothered to tell me were there, so that sucks :P
And I feel you on having a self-esteem tied to ridiculously high academic expectations e-e
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2016, 10:26:44 AM
I've heard west coast schools aren't as big on the SAT as east coasters, maybe that's why. Anyway, that sucks that they never told you about the scholarship opportunity but at least you don't have to deal with this whole thing 9_9
It sucks, doesn't it e-e I'm trying to study now but I keep getting overwhelmed...which makes me more overwhelmed 9^9 PSAT more like Pain Stress And Terror amirite
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 17, 2016, 10:32:59 AM
Maybe. I'm kinda bitter anyway :P

And they call it the fear-free SAT. Lies. All lies
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2016, 10:35:18 AM
I'd be too, tbh. I hate when my school doesn't tell me important things 9__9

They call it that? I've never heard that one :o
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 17, 2016, 10:55:14 AM
Really? I thought it was College Board thing. Maybe it's just my school
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 17, 2016, 11:21:11 AM
Makes me glad I was home schooled.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2016, 11:25:30 AM
Really? I thought it was College Board thing. Maybe it's just my school
Is it your school or is it o f f i c i a l  p r o p o g a n d a
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 12, 2017, 08:16:14 PM
P much my whole stance on the Meryl Streep [Just read the first one if you're in a hurry, the second one goes on for a while. Or don't watch either, totally your prerogative :P ]

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/meryl-streeps-rant-on-donald-trump-was-hateful-and-ignorant-20170110-gtp8yo.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9cAb8YQphQ
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 23, 2017, 12:40:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXQLUVDOhyo
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 25, 2017, 01:30:02 PM
(http://memestatic.fjcdn.com/pictures/Pol+sums+up+the+tolerant+left_28229f_6157877.jpg)

http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/21/black-man-burned-african-american-church-painted-vote-trump-on-the-walls/

https://milo.yiannopoulos.net/2017/01/limo-lit-fire-protest-muslim-immigrant/

Meanwhile, Trump was taking America out of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
I cannot overly emphasize how good that is.
The Trans Pacific Partnership allowed corporations to demand reparation from nations if their actions costed them income. E.g. you increase trade tariffs?
You have to pay them.
You mark a forest off limits for logging?
You have to pay them.
You try to renegotiate a deal?
You have to pay them.
Basically it puts countries at the mercy of companies. Trump just took you lot out of that.
Opposition to the TPP was one of the key planks of Trump’s presidential campaign, with the billionaire businessman calling the trade pact a “potential disaster” for the US. He said he would prefer bilateral trade deals with individual TPP countries instead. Monday’s executive order signaled the new administration’s determination to address its priorities quickly, and moving to the "American First Trade Policy".
(http://memestatic.fjcdn.com/pictures/Us_ef5ee7_6157848.jpg)

Trump has also targeted the North American Free Trade Association, which eliminated commercial barriers between the US, Canada and Mexico during the Clinton administration.

“We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border” Trump said on Sunday

Trump’s animosity for the TPP was shared by some of the Democrats, led by Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders. You might have heard of him. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), who campaigned hard against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in last year’s Democratic presidential primaries, praised President Trump for an executive order to officially pull the United States out of the deal.

“I am glad the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead and gone,” Sanders said. “For the last 30 years, we have had a series of trade deals — including the North American Free Trade Agreement, permanent normal trade relations with China and others — which have cost us millions of decent-paying jobs and caused a ‘race to the bottom’ which has lowered wages for American workers. Now is the time to develop a new trade policy that helps working families, not just multinational corporations. If President Trump is serious about a new policy to help American workers, then I would be delighted to work with him.”

However not all agreed with the cancellation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Ranking Senate Republicans were quick to criticize President Trump's decision to pull away from the TPP.
Which cannot be true because as we all know having a Republican Senate and president at the same time means they will always agree with each other on all things all the time.
Hm.

"Trump will never keep his election promises!"

I dunno, seems to be doing a pretty good job so far.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 25, 2017, 01:46:23 PM
I don't feel like getting into a discussion about the TPP right now eh cause to be honest I don't know enough about it to have an informed discussion, but the first pics is extremely biased. Most anti-Trump people aren't like that - there are violent people on both sides, all sides. The OP makes liberals sound like they're inherently the scum of the earth, equating Nazism to socialism to liberalism, which is a slippery slope at best. And as far as Trump delivering on campaign promises, it's been five days, but no president actually delivers on all of their campaign promises. Especially since in this case, Congress won't work with him on many of his major platform points (as you mentioned with Republicans and the TPP)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 25, 2017, 01:55:09 PM
Trust in Bernie if not Trump, the TPP was Bad News.
The OP was referring to the protests. The Liberal protests. And even if that is biased it's hardly worse than referring to Trumps voters collectively as fascists or alt righters.
The OP doesn't say that they're the scum of the earth, the OP says that they're acting in an irrational, violent and hypocritical manner. I agree with OP. Obviously not all of them do this, but no one said that about the Republican voters leading up to the election. All that they said was how terrified they were of all the violence and hate that the big bad Right Wing would be free to spread against disabled people, Muslim people and black people, when the actual result was a black man burning a black church and blaming it on Trump supporters, Liberal protesters destroying the livelihood of a peaceful, productive Muslim immigrant and a couple of lovely guys and gals kidnapping a special needs man and torturing him while yelling f**k Trump.
Heck literally the week after the election a white guy was pulled out of his car and beaten for being "One of them white boys that voted Trump"
He literally didn't even have so much as a Trump bumper sticker.
The Nazi party was Socialist, the Left is pushing Socialism like a mine cart full of gold. It wasn't meant to directly say "All lefties are Nazis" it was pointing out how ridiculous it is to compare Trump to Hitler.
As for Trump delivering on campaign promises, it's been five days, and he's doing pretty well so far. That was all I said.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 25, 2017, 02:16:58 PM
Okay I don't really want to argue about politics but I will say that an economic system (e.g. socialism) is a different thing from a political system (e.g. fascism) and comparing Trump to Nazis has nothing to do with his economic plans and everything to do with his politics, so saying you can't compare Trump to Nazis because Nazis were socialist is missing the point of why people compare Trump to Nazis.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 25, 2017, 02:25:19 PM
Vocal groups of people on both sides - right and left, Trump and anti-Trump - made generalizations about how violent the other side was. Not all liberals accused Republicans of being violent deplorables. In fact, a lot of politicians made a point to say so in an effort to try to diffuse the division.

Okay I don't really want to argue about politics but I will say that an economic system (e.g. socialism) is a different thing from a political system (e.g. fascism) and comparing Trump to Nazis has nothing to do with his economic plans and everything to do with his politics, so saying you can't compare Trump to Nazis because Nazis were socialist is missing the point of why people compare Trump to Nazis.
I was in the middle of typing something about this. And as far as liberals pushing socialism, most American democrats try to stay away from hardline socialism, even if they do tend to adopt socialist philosophies in their party platform with issues such as healthcare. Even Bernie Sanders, a Democratic Socialist, who's about as socialist as you can get in mainstream American politics, makes sure to draw the distinction between democratic socialism and socialism. I don't speak for all liberals, but most who do say they're socialists support democratic socialism, and basically no one but the radicals support Fidel Castro like the OP implied.
And as far as Nazism, it was fascist and socialist. One could say it was radical centrism even though that's not wholly accurate.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 25, 2017, 03:45:27 PM
I don't want to read through all of this but I will say the scariest two things I've seen so far have happened today; the approval for the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines were signed, and the EPA was ordered to have a media blackout - so no one is getting answers about these Pipelines because they can't answer emails, reporters, anything. And all new contracts and grants that go through the EPA are currently being barred.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 25, 2017, 04:26:53 PM
Wait the pipeline was approved? I thought that was denied. Did something change, or was I misunderstanding from the start?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 25, 2017, 04:30:01 PM
I'm about to post about it so STAY TUNED
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 25, 2017, 04:31:10 PM
Actually I'm going to bed now but I'll re-tune in the morning
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 25, 2017, 04:33:11 PM
I'm staying tuned cuz I'm interested in what you're going to share about it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 25, 2017, 04:58:12 PM
You're gonna have to stay tuned cause I had like 8 pages up with all the info I was gonna use but I had to switch computers ;_; I'll still be able to get at it I just gotta wait for my parent to finish playin Age of Empires III
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 25, 2017, 05:00:14 PM
x.x okay.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 26, 2017, 12:11:31 AM
OKAY finally done. Getcha reading glasses on kids cause here we go
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/e2/e24504e9e8cb9458583ac31322f522d7c025f4bb1c45ce8a51076987c0733179.jpg)
I think it's Wednesday that's the only thing I'm not fact checking cause I'm tired.

Okay I don't really want to argue about politics but I will say that an economic system (e.g. socialism) is a different thing from a political system (e.g. fascism) and comparing Trump to Nazis has nothing to do with his economic plans and everything to do with his politics, so saying you can't compare Trump to Nazis because Nazis were socialist is missing the point of why people compare Trump to Nazis.

I'm not calling socialism Nazism I'm calling the Nazi party socialists, there's a difference.
Which politics. Because people keep throwing the word around and never providing examples so please elucidate.
Or rather people keep throwing examples of his actions around, but they're regularly and consistently false.
"HE'S ABLEIST"
https://www.catholics4trump.com/the-true-story-donald-trump-did-not-mock-a-reporters-disability/
"HE'S RACIST"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAeB_yl2E90
"HE'S ANTI LGBTQ"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WMnoa8dLw8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSmxd7X9X2s
^^^Promising to protect LGBTQ people and thanking his voting bloc for cheering that on despite his party's dark history towards them? Clearly hitler. Possibly Satan.
"HE'S XENOPHOBIC"
No he isn't. He's anti-illegal immigrants. You should be too. It's against the laws of your country to live there illegally and without paying taxes.
"HE'S CUTTING FUNDING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD"
Good. It's racist. Always has been.
http://blackgenocide.org/planned.html
http://studentsforlife.org/planned-parenthood-and-racism/
http://www.ewtn.com/library/prolife/ppracism.txt

Vocal groups of people on both sides - right and left, Trump and anti-Trump - made generalizations about how violent the other side was. Not all liberals accused Republicans of being violent deplorables. In fact, a lot of politicians made a point to say so in an effort to try to diffuse the division.

Nope. But over the past couple of days hundreds of liberals smashed limos and burned buildings because they didn't win. Not all. Not even close to all. Not even close to a majority.
 But I haven't seen Trump supporters doing that. Liberals pulled a white guy out of his car and beat him because he was one of those "White boys who voted Trump", liberals beat a special needs man while yelling "F**k Trump!". As Clare put it when we talked about this [<3] "It's not just him getting in, it's what the people who vote for him will do if he does, not all of them, but a lot of them".
So far? Behave in a largely peaceful manner.
Of course there are exceptions on both sides. There's like a hundred million of y'all.

don't speak for all liberals, but most who do say they're socialists support democratic socialism, and basically no one but the radicals support Fidel Castro like the OP implied.

Nope! :]
But their president utterly ignored his horrifying crimes.
http://ijr.com/wildfire/2016/11/743576-fidel-castro-dies-at-age-90-this-is-his-real-record-as-dictator-of-communist-cuba/
And Castro and his brother had a glowing opinion on Hillary!
http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/21/hillary-clinton-endorsed-by-cubas-mass-murdering-castro-brothers/
And yes I know Putin supports Trump. Who knows? Maybe now he'll stop stealing land from other countries like Obama constantly let him.

I don't want to read through all of this but I will say the scariest two things I've seen so far have happened today; the approval for the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines were signed, and the EPA was ordered to have a media blackout - so no one is getting answers about these Pipelines because they can't answer emails, reporters, anything. And all new contracts and grants that go through the EPA are currently being barred.

Yeah the approval for those pipelines is a really good thing. The only reason people are so scared about it is because they've been fed a shittonne of false information to make it look like some sort of natural disaster.
Wanna know what it REALLY is?
http://dailysignal.com/2016/11/17/the-facts-about-the-dakota-access-pipeline-that-protesters-dont-want-you-to-know/

I don't know why he gagged the EPA social media. It might be because they're corrupt and have used social media in the past to spread propaganda?
Because they did that.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/03/09/epa-remains-a-paragon-of-government-waste-fraud-and-abuse/#288f86675c89

EDIT: Oh, and before anyone tries "HE BRAGGED ABOUT COMMITTING SEXUAL ASSAULT" Um. No? Have you watched the video? He bragged that he was so famous women would let him grab them there.
Let him.
LET
HIM.
And then provided no proof. Probably because it never happened. Probably because it wasn't true. It was bragging, in private, to friends. Somehow I doubt there would be this much uproar if Clinton claimed that she was so famous that guys would let her grab their dicks.
"BUT HE WAS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT"
A: Yeah. He was. Right before an election. It's really easy to accuse someone of sexual assault. You literally just have to say that they sexually assaulted you, no evidence needed, people will automatically consider you the victim and never stop bringing it up against the accused. Kinda like what happened. Hm. Weird.
B: Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton's husband. That guy? Remember him? Yeah.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 26, 2017, 01:29:03 AM
Again, I'm just gonna respond to the bit I understand, but the LGBT community isn't worried about Trump being homophobic, we're worried that he's really vague and doesn't actually care (the first video you linked was about ISIS much more than it was about the queer community; the second was him saying he doesn't care enough to fight the Supreme Court ruling, which is not at all pro-LGBT), and we're worried about Pence, who I don't have the time or energy to argue about right now. Basically this is less of an argument against your point and more like pointing out that one point is fighting a straw man :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 26, 2017, 02:27:14 AM
^the same thing about him being xenophobic/racist/anti-Hispanic. It's more about his rhetoric making the culture more divisive, and with his policies it's often his in attention to issues that causes a concern.

And with Obama and Castro, he's not ignoring the crimes, he just didn't want to be like "AW YEAH CASTRO SUCKS CUBA IS A COMMUNIST SH**HOLE" because he's been trying to improve relations with Cuba. Cuban relations have been better now than in years. He wouldn't want to erase all that work, so he made a diplomatic decision.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 26, 2017, 03:07:52 AM
I don't want to read through all of this but I will say the scariest two things I've seen so far have happened today; the approval for the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines were signed, and the EPA was ordered to have a media blackout - so no one is getting answers about these Pipelines because they can't answer emails, reporters, anything. And all new contracts and grants that go through the EPA are currently being barred.

Yeah the approval for those pipelines is a really good thing. The only reason people are so scared about it is because they've been fed a shittonne of false information to make it look like some sort of natural disaster.
Wanna know what it REALLY is?
http://dailysignal.com/2016/11/17/the-facts-about-the-dakota-access-pipeline-that-protesters-dont-want-you-to-know/

I don't know why he gagged the EPA social media. It might be because they're corrupt and have used social media in the past to spread propaganda?
Because they did that.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/03/09/epa-remains-a-paragon-of-government-waste-fraud-and-abuse/#288f86675c89
Okay so my problem with your first article is it has no citations for any of the claims it's making, and the author (don't worry, I looked into it) isn't exactly unbiased.
As far as DAPL goes, no not all the protests were nonviolent. Except I couldnt find anything outside of them setting tires on fire and throwing things at police (via BBC) Sure, arrest those people. Don't shoot a 13 year old girl in the head with a rubber bullet, don't nearly take a woman's arm off with a flash-bang grenade, don't blast people with water canons for hours on end. All they're trying to do is protect their sacred land, what little they have left, from money-hungry oil conglomerates. And yes, the pipeline would bring money, but who is the money going to? Not the people who have to live with it being there, going straight through sacred burial ground.
As far as the EPA being gagged, I don't really see how trying to get people to be aware that hey "this thing we have in place that's going to protect your clean water supply and your water supply in general (the WOTUS) might be at risk" is 'propaganda'. Okay, maybe they should not have done that but were they actually doing something so terrible? The only reason Trump has this blacklist on them is so they can't say anything against him. That's kind of terrifying, because who else is he going to do it to now?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 26, 2017, 03:15:04 AM
Wait, is that constitutional to gag them like that? I'm at school so most of those videos and articles show up as blocked so I can't read them rn, but how is that allowed??
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 26, 2017, 03:44:25 AM
Apparently it's allowed. He's also called for a blackout from the Agriculture department and Interior department.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 26, 2017, 03:55:41 AM
That's...really concerning. I don't even know what to say to that
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on January 26, 2017, 04:33:47 AM
This is all absolutely terrible to read. And while I've never been good in debates and finding proof, I can decree that sites Besly's pulled up for proof may not be the most reliable - 4chan? CatholicsforTrump? Studentsforlife? While I have no issue with the sites aside from perhaps political views, it seems like those are both rather biased areas and not the best to side with. That'd be like me trying to back up an argument with a Huffington Post article or something, it's leaning too far to one side to be reliable! Way too far!
I agree with Pan and Cat on their talks in economics and politics, and honestly it's very wrong to compare liberals to Nazis when the actual Neo-Nazis are siding with Trump!
Both far sides of pretty much anything are bound to have issues and I can't stand for anyone acting like liberals are whiny and hypocritical little liars and the conservatives are much better! Have you researched any of the horrible, terrible things the other side's done? Evidently not, because all you seem to care about is proving that the liberals are the enemy.
The Dakota pipeline situation is terrible as well - That is sacred ground to those people, and they're trying their hardest to protect it! Kira and Cat are very right in what they're saying - I have a feeling anyone who thinks the people are overreacting would feel a little different if the situation would endanger grounds sacred to their own beliefs. Money should not matter in a situation where what little the first people have left in this terrible country is at jeopardy! I can't believe the direction we're going, and I'm very disappointed that we're not even safe from such disagreements here, where I really was hoping to just be able to chat and have a good time like civil individuals. I'm so sorry if I seem rude, I just hate arguments like these and with so much horrible things happening, I'm very on edge.

By the way, Trump IS pretty anti-LGBT, even if he promises otherwise. His vice president Mike Pence doesn't want homosexuals in the military and the two of them are planning on funding conversion therapy last I checked, which is extremely harmful to LGBT youth and results often in their suicides. Ever heard of Leelah Alcorn? Yeah.
I don't want to seem like I'm trying to shut things down or that I'm not open to arguments, it's just...
As a very LGBT individual I'm rather scared for what'll happen in the future.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 26, 2017, 04:53:20 AM
I think this argument is as emotional as you personally let it get. For me right now, it's just a discussion about opposing viewpoints, not really a full-fledged argument
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on January 26, 2017, 06:35:08 AM
Why is it that the two forumers who don't even live in the US are getting their panties in a bigger wad than the ones that do? We're gonna be fine, people. Stop freaking out.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 26, 2017, 06:52:58 AM
Everyone in this thread lives in the U.S. except Besly unless someone moved since I last checked
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on January 26, 2017, 06:54:02 AM
I thought Cabbie lived either in Scandinavia or in Europe?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 26, 2017, 06:58:35 AM
They used to. Now they live in the US south
(Idk wants me to say I'm using his phone since mine died .-.)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on January 26, 2017, 07:15:56 AM
Ah, okay. That probably happened when I was taking a break from the forum, and that's why I didn't remember it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on January 26, 2017, 08:59:34 AM
Yep, it's okay! I don't think I really talked about it much! But yeah!

And I hope that this is just a friendly discussion - I always hate when we get argumentive, I get so scared it's gonna ruin our relationships here!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 26, 2017, 09:20:10 AM
Same here.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 26, 2017, 09:24:33 AM
^Ditto.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on February 14, 2017, 01:32:02 PM
This seems like a really frivolous rant... But I wanted to say something anyway.

There a lot of things that bother me about steampunk and so much / pseudo 1800 1900 stuff.
The reason why I originally got into it six years ago was because I had an interest with the time period and the concept of Alternate history in general.
Feel like a lot of things don't implements enough of the scientific aspects ,That ones based on a specific era Don't have enough aspects of the culture and the issues of the time so it just seems like modern fonts in a sepia filter, And last but not least I wish that There was more cultural \ class diversity That actually takes an account actual cultural influence with well done research.

Why is it all upper-class white men in the West? Even with the politically correct type of alternate histories It tends to focus On the upper class And Western white people.

There was so much going on everywhere at that time I wish I could see things that were more diverse.
It disappoints me because Leviathan and Mortal Engines were my introductions but unfortunately it seems the only well done work that the subgenre as to offer?

At least Fallen London sort of pokes fun at itself when it starts getting cliché.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 16, 2017, 08:01:12 AM
For your second point I gather it's because the industrial revolution started in England and steampunk and its aesthetics are heavily associated with the Victorian/Edwardian period which applies primarily to western Europe
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on February 16, 2017, 08:02:32 AM
Hey, if diversity is what you want, Julia, there's nothing stopping you from creating your own content.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on February 16, 2017, 01:17:23 PM
For your second point I gather it's because the industrial revolution started in England and steampunk and its aesthetics are heavily associated with the Victorian/Edwardian period which applies primarily to western Europe

I know that, but you can have steampunk stuff focus more on the technological concept and not have it take place in a europeansque society.

I'm thinking of a thing that's less Or not at all based on the aspects of cultural aesthetics & more on how things work.

I think that's why steampunk tends to get a lot of flack because it's more of a soft core scifi that's more  socio-political usually.

If science and engineering weren't two of my worst subjects I probably would try to write this
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 23, 2017, 08:02:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2gii2nenUg

^^^ get it right America.

EDIT: A possum just screamed and died about thirty feet away from me. I think it was the roof snake.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 25, 2017, 04:08:05 PM
So I'm at a national conference for my sorority this weekend and they have these workshops that you choose which one you go to, so me being me I chose to go to the one one language and how the language we use influences how we perceive rape and sexual assault, and our responses to those perceptions. It was super interesting and it was really great to be able to sit with my sisters and have a conversation about it not just with girls from my area but from places that are not as liberal and don't openly speak about it.
And while it was really great and eye opening, my only issue is the speaker totally left boys out of the picture, and she kept trying to demonize college administrations and college men. Like I tried talking about how my college really tries to implement these conversations from the moment we get there at orientation and how great that is, but the moment I mentioned it she was like "and its only women in the audience, right?" And i said no, it was all incoming students. "But only freshman, right?" And I said no, it was transfer students as well. Then I continued to explain that while it was wonderful that we had presentations like this on a university wide scale, people were getting desensitized to it and weren't caring and I wanted suggestions on that but she had nothing for me.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2017, 04:24:16 PM
Are you real
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on February 26, 2017, 02:59:37 AM
Wow, that speaker didn't do a good job.

That reminds me of how a couple weeks ago the nonprofit that I go to for meetings / about to volunteer for soon had A guest speaker from an organization on the prevention of abuse and assault in various types of relationships and how perceptions of gender roles, class, race, ect
What is viewed as socially acceptable the likelihood that someone would be abused in an area.
What bothered me about the presentation though is that when they were talking about people of different genders and The perceptions of assault for them, ( For example how women have a tendency to be taught more about the signs of emotional and physical abuse in a relationship than men are.) They didn't really talk about How people that are transgender and / or people are non-binary are affected until I asked and they and we talked about how men are affected either until I brought it up
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2017, 09:18:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL5q8HOYVU0
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 03, 2017, 03:57:43 PM
Really really frivolous rant but I've been reading Harry Potter in French for class and they've changed a lot of names and I've been okay with it for the most part like I like the originals better but I can accept the ones that are literal translations and minor changes to improve pronounceability; I can accept Slytherin being called Serpentard because I get how it feels the same; Hufflepuff being called Poufsouffle is frankly adorable; Diagon Alley isn't a pun but the Sorting Hat is so there's no net loss of puns, and so on, and so on. But for whatever reason, where my brain draws the line is changing Draco to Drago. Like. No. It's probably the French name for the constellation but it just feels so wrong. Draco sounds like someone clever and uppity and kinda sharp but Drago just sounds either brutish or reclusive and it just. It does not fit him and it's driving me crazy. I'm glad he's called by last name
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 03, 2017, 09:22:30 PM
Drago was the evil Russian dude on steroids from Rocky IV
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 04, 2017, 01:11:37 AM
See what I mean? :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on March 09, 2017, 04:58:10 AM
I WAS WALKING INTO THE CLASS BEHIND THIS GIRL AND SHE JUST TOOK MY SEAT. I WAS LITERALLY ABOUT TO SIT AND SHE JUST SLIPPED IN. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. AND THE GUY THAT I SIT NEXT TO ALWAYS JUST LET HER. SHE ASKED "IS ANYONE SITTING HERE" AND HE SHAKES HIS HEAD. COME ON, MAN. I THOUGHT WE HAD A CONNECTION. I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS. WE'VE SHARED PAPER. LITERALLY NEVER SEEN THIS CHICK BEFORE. WHO TF WALKS IN TO CLASS AND GOES "LEMME JUST RUIN SOMEONE'S DAY TODAY. LET'S JUST TAKE THIS SEAT." SHE ISNT EVEN TAKING NOTES ON A LAPTOP. YOU SHOULDN'T SIT IN THE ASSIGNED LAPTOP ROWS IF YOURE NOT USING A LAPTOP YOU DUMMY.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2017, 08:00:43 AM
Betch
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2017, 09:32:04 PM
Howdy y'all. I haven't forgotten about the debate we were having a couple of pages back and I have been writing a response :P in the process though I found this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4UtbLlBi8U

Obviously you guys are going to disagree on his views regarding the left but I think we can say together that what Snoop did was wrong? Or am I wrong in assuming that?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on March 19, 2017, 09:28:34 AM
^ Yes. Yes to all.

Speaking of which, I found this article a couple days ago and it really made my blood boil: http://www.dailywire.com/news/14435/sick-feminists-perform-bloody-fake-abortion-woman-amanda-prestigiacomo#exit-modal
To recap: Feminists in Argentina pretend to perform an abortion on the Virgin Mary as "performance art," and also tried to set Buenos Aires' cathedral on fire in honor of International Women's Day.

Now, before y'all hit me with that "Not all feminists" thing, I do understand it's not all of them. I do. However, every group is categorized by their most extreme and loudest members, and this is definitely extreme and loud. (Also, if you're going to use "not all feminists" as a defense, you shouldn't say anything about how the phrase "not all men" is unacceptable and problematic when men get demonized as rapists-in-waiting.)

Something like this would never have been acceptable to do to any other religion. Absolutely none. But yet the left and feminism still have the gall to preach "tolerance" and "inclusiveness" while simultaneously screeching like banshees when people disagree with them, or when someone won't bow to their views.

I never want to hear another word about bigotry and insensitivity from these people. NOT ANOTHER F*CKING WORD.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 19, 2017, 01:56:13 PM
Words cannot possibly express my sheer f*****g disgust. As a christian I fail to think of a way they could deliberately offend me and everyone who shares my beliefs more.
But you know, AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T DRAW A CARTOON OF MUHAMMAD.
THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN INTOLERANT.
"Not all *insert name here*" doesn't work as an argument against anything. Not all Nazis were soldiers. Nazism is still evil. Not all Communists enforced the regime. Communism has killed more people than Nazism. Peaceful minorities or even peaceful majorities are meaningless if the creed they "peacefully" promote is violence, hate, assassination etc.
Very few people were involved in the Berkeley riots compared to the amount of people on the Left Wing.
But I have yet to see a single person on the Left Wing denounce them without blaming Trump for being elected, Americans for electing him or Milo for committing the unforgivable crime of attempting to speak his mind in a place of learning.

[bad language ahead]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwzffeICkP8
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 19, 2017, 09:01:54 PM
HAPPY RANT. HAPPY RANT PEOPLE.
The guy who made the video up there ^^^ did a video on why 2016 was by no means the worst year ever and ONE THING THAT JUMPED OUT AT ME WAS THAT NEITHER TIGERS NOR GIANT PANDAS ARE ENDANGERED ANYMORE.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
THEY ARE NO LONGER ENDANGERED.
VULNERABLE YES.
BUT NOT ENDANGERED.
They are not in danger of going extinct. They are in danger of becoming in danger of going extinct.
WHICH WON'T HAPPEN.
BECAUSE.
THEIR NUMBERS ARE ON THE RISE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tt04ZSlbZ0

Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 31, 2017, 09:33:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erwf4jre98Q

I don't think further words are needed.

EDIT: I was wrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nud8h9jjS94
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 17, 2017, 10:15:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXuV64hp4dk

If the list of people who supported it doesn't make it clear enough then keep watching. I'm pretty much convinced that Trump got played hard on this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49E9grEcrxs
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 20, 2017, 04:15:45 AM
So my school is trying to put a slaughterhouse directly on campus and they're saying it's okay because "most people eat meat anyway". Like. Thats not an argument to put a slaughterhouse ON OUR CAMPUS.
Like okay. Put all the animal activism aspects aside, its still a slaughterhouse in the middle of campus. Most students that go here now arent even ag or animal science majors. The equine facility isnt directly on campus. The vet teaching hospital isn't directly on campus. Why does the slaughterhouse need to be? They literally just gave up a huuuuuge plot of land west of campus so they could build a new stadium on campus that they could use for this, but instead theyre opting to build it in one of the few parking lots that we have. What the hell, CSU.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 20, 2017, 04:24:17 AM
Yikes e-e Is there nothing to student body can do about it?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 20, 2017, 04:26:10 AM
I went to a protest for it today and there's petitions going around. Hopefully there gets to be enough push back to at least have it moved somewhere else.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 20, 2017, 10:18:25 AM
Praying beb
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 20, 2017, 11:25:52 AM
So this is not going to be an angry rant, but I can pretty much guarantee it'll be weird and random.

In my stage makeup class, we have to do a recreation of a classic movie monster or villain. I ended up choosing Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King's IT, but my original idea was to try one of the transformation stages from the 1986 movie The Fly. If you aren't familiar with The Fly, it tells the story of a scientist named Seth Brundle who invents a teleportation device, but a common housefly gets stuck in the telepod with him in one of his early test runs. The computer ends up fusing Brundle and the fly, and the fly's DNA gradually starts to override his own, turning him into a man-fly hybrid.

I haven't seen this movie, but I looked up reference pictures and watched some scenes to try to get a closer look at the makeup, and the ending scene? Hoooooo boy. In a very gross and gory way, that final transformation into the Brundlefly is one of the most beautiful and amazing things I've seen. Just. Oh my goodness. The makeup, prosthetics, and CGI just blended so well together - no weird animation mishaps, no accidents with the makeup, nothing. It was so seamless and flowed so naturally! And if that's how just that one particular scene went, I can only imagine what the rest of the movie is like. I want to see it now, if for no other reason than just so I can appreciate the final transformation more. #teambrundlefly
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 20, 2017, 11:27:50 AM
I didn't know there was a 1986 version :o I'll need to see that
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 20, 2017, 11:32:00 AM
Yeah dude :) Have you seen the 1950's version?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 20, 2017, 11:34:23 AM
Yep. Oldie but a goodie
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 20, 2017, 11:44:04 AM
I should watch that version too.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on May 02, 2017, 05:00:21 AM
STOP CALLING IT BRUNCH IF ITS NOT AT LUNCH TIME. IF YOU'RE EATING BREAKFAST FOOD IN THE EARLY MORNING, ITS JUST BREAKFAST ITS NOT BRUNCH. STOP SAYING YOURE GOING TO BRUNCH AT 9 AM ITS NOT BRUNCH, BRUNCH IS FROM 11AM - 3PM THAT'S WHEN YOU GET BRUNCH. EARLIER THAN THAT ITS JUST GOING OUT TO GET BREAKFAST YOURE NOT BOUJEE IF YOU EAT BRUNCH STOP CALLING IT THAT OMFG
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on May 02, 2017, 06:41:47 AM
^ Same.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on May 02, 2017, 06:49:33 AM
Idk when brunch became a trend but I hate it
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on May 02, 2017, 06:52:28 AM
I guess it hasn't spread to the Midwest yet, but I'll be on the lookout for it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 02, 2017, 06:54:26 AM
Am I the only one who only eats brunch because I either never wake up early enough for my first meal to be before 11 or if I do I have school and don't end up eating until our designated "lunchtime"
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on May 02, 2017, 09:49:51 AM
What if you're eating lunch type food for an early breakfast couldn't that be considered brunch? :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 02, 2017, 10:10:03 AM
The when vs what debate of brunch, now this is the kind of discourse I like to see on this thread :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2017, 10:53:31 AM
Breakfast food at lunchtime is brunch
Lunch food at breakfast time is lunkfast
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on May 02, 2017, 01:17:42 PM
^
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2017, 09:52:35 PM
^
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on May 03, 2017, 01:19:18 AM
Breakfast food at lunchtime is brunch
Lunch food at breakfast time is lunkfast

It is decided.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 03, 2017, 01:54:34 AM
Someone contact Miriam-Webster, it's official.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 07, 2017, 02:16:27 AM
The AP lang exam is the worst invention from the College Board and that's saying something.
You have 2 hours to write 3 well-written essays. that's 40 minutes per essay including planning, and each is supposed to be over 2 pages. If you write 7 pages total, that's a page every 17 minutes.
Assuming each page is 300 words (approx), that's 17 wpm without stopping. The absolute maximum I personally can write legibly is 20 wpm, which probably won't hold up over 2 hours of writing nonstop. How tf am I supposed to finish this and not make it an utter pile of trash? I mean anything written in less than 40 minutes with no time to revise is going to be crap, especially if you have to write three of them in a row, but the length requirement is just too much.
I'm honestly considering writing to CB telling them what a disaster this is and suggesting they give only one or two essays instead because honestly wtf kinda system
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2017, 02:35:26 AM
Honestly if it wasn't a writing class it would be fine?? Like in AP World it wasn't a problem because who cares what the structure or writing style is like in that, but that they're trying to evaluate our writing skills based on a forty-minute and hand-written essay is ridiculous. Writing is about taking the time to think and revise and if you think of something after you start writing being able to put that in without screwing up the structure. Like. Yeah, in the real world as writers, we're gonna be asked to write with tight deadlines. But that's gonna mean "hey have this written by Tuesday" and not "hey have this written by noon" that's not how things work
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on May 07, 2017, 02:36:17 AM
So like. My biggest piece of advice for writing your exam quickly is to plan it out as well as you possibly can so you have everything lined up, you literally just have to make everything a sentence.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 07, 2017, 03:21:23 AM
Honestly if it wasn't a writing class it would be fine?? Like in AP World it wasn't a problem because who cares what the structure or writing style is like in that, but that they're trying to evaluate our writing skills based on a forty-minute and hand-written essay is ridiculous. Writing is about taking the time to think and revise and if you think of something after you start writing being able to put that in without screwing up the structure. Like. Yeah, in the real world as writers, we're gonna be asked to write with tight deadlines. But that's gonna mean "hey have this written by Tuesday" and not "hey have this written by noon" that's not how things work
This. All of this. For AP history classes the official criteria actually say it doesn't need to be well-written :P But for AP Research they give you an entire year to write a well-written paper, and AP Computer Sci gets several months to write a program. Why can't AP Lang get something similar? Maybe a 90-minute essay on the exam day, and a paper that we get to write in class to show that we've mastered the actually useful writing skills of revising, editing, planning, and careful and thought-out arguments.

So like. My biggest piece of advice for writing your exam quickly is to plan it out as well as you possibly can so you have everything lined up, you literally just have to make everything a sentence.
For me I only have time for one - good plan/structure and bad actual writing, or good writing and no plan w/ crappy structure. I guess the first one is better :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on May 07, 2017, 04:35:10 AM
I think the exam just wants to know you're able to string ideas together in a coherent essay. Try not to stress too much about it, and remember: There's an art to making crap up. If nothing else, at least try to do that well.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 07, 2017, 05:04:32 AM
That's true, but you also have to read the stuff they give you and incorporate it, as well as write well and meet all of their criteria, which is hard to do with so little time. But yeah, I've been told I'm a great BS'er and now is the perfect time to put my skills to the test ;P
I've heard of several instances where people have made up books/events/anecdotes to include in their essays to help their point, sooo...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2017, 05:37:18 AM
My teacher has told us about a student he had who made up an entire book and got away with it, and has not necessarily discouraged us from making stuff up ::)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 07, 2017, 05:53:07 AM
Pan, your teacher by any chance the teacher from #1 in this article? Or is this just more common than I thought :o
http://thoughtcatalog.com/charlie-shaw/2014/05/31-graders-of-ap-tests-share-the-most-ridiculous-answers-theyve-come-across/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2017, 06:24:51 AM
No, this was a student he taught in AP Lang
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on May 07, 2017, 12:36:17 PM
That's true, but you also have to read the stuff they give you and incorporate it, as well as write well and meet all of their criteria, which is hard to do with so little time. But yeah, I've been told I'm a great BS'er and now is the perfect time to put my skills to the test ;P
I've heard of several instances where people have made up books/events/anecdotes to include in their essays to help their point, sooo...

Oh I remember the tests dude. Just because I was able to BS and include the given materials doesn't mean it wasn't BS.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 31, 2017, 05:43:52 PM
(http://memestatic.fjcdn.com/pictures/Attack+in+the+house+big3+remember+when+a+republican+who+wasn+t_d2b29d_6283709.jpg)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/tex-state-rep-sparks-outrage-calling-immigration-officials-article-1.3204855

(http://memestatic.fjcdn.com/pictures/Attack_19ce53_6283709.jpg)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/matt-rinaldi-assaulted-ramon-romero-over-texas-imm/

(http://memestatic.fjcdn.com/pictures/Attack_f34c96_6283709.jpg)

Romero's statement;

(http://memestatic.fjcdn.com/pictures/Attack_3d98a2_6283709.jpg)

Racial profiling? He saw a bunch of people holding signs stating that they were there illegally. He then called the police to investigate. This makes it okay to assault and threaten him :]
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2017, 11:34:09 PM
Okay. So.
Apparently Wonder Woman was pretty good. Haven't seen it yet, tentatively excited. I love the clips I've seen.
Then I found out Gal Gadot, besides being great in Fast and the Furious, Miss Universe and an all around great Gal [SEE WHAT I DID THERE. DO YOU. DO YOU SEE IT] she was also in the Israeli military, where she fought ISIS and their allies.
Holy shit.
(http://memestatic.fjcdn.com/pictures/Gadot_ebcc07_6292119.jpg)
Best possible Wonder Woman?
Best possible Wonder Woman.
Aaaaaaand so of course feminists are calling for people to boycott her movie :]
Beeeeecause she's an Israeli Jew :]
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/10525766_10152522016708926_794080535950181873_n.jpg?oh=95358a17757bb89da49655b78e6f6064&oe=59E27B38)
Which makes perfect sense said no one ever.
So, the lady is a mother, an ex soldier and an accomplished actress, who fought the most evil people in the world to defend her country's right to exist, needs to be boycotted because she's a Jew 8I makes Perfect Sense.

Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2017, 11:38:46 PM
Who's calling for it to be boycotted? I've seen nothing but overwhelming support for the movie
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2017, 11:40:43 PM
It's a recent social media thing. Google shall reveal. I'm just really hoping it doesn't become a big deal 8I so far it doesn't seem like a lot of people so yeah. Praying it stays that way. I feel like this is a movie that needs to be judged fairly ya know?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 08, 2017, 12:07:34 AM
I did a cursory search through some articles and 1) Lebanon is banning the film because she's an Israeli Jew and 2) a handful of more extreme leftists (and anti-Zionists, I assume) are boycotting because they don't support her being proud of having fought for Israel.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 08, 2017, 02:26:23 AM
Sucks for them, it's awesome.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 08, 2017, 02:48:53 AM
^^^^ one of the only good D.C. movies besides the Batman ones
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 08, 2017, 10:27:27 PM
In case there wasn't enough reason to do the opposite of boycott her movie https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephenlaconte/gal-gadot-was-pregnant-while-filming-wonder-woman-meanwhile?utm_term=.bvy1JwZoq#.gfxN5XZq7

I have posted buzzfeed 4give me I have sinned

EDIT: I ALMOST FORGOT.

Something just hit me like a tonne of bricks. I had cider and was looking at people being angerey about Zeus AND THEN IT HIT ME.
OKAY. SO. IN the bible Lucifer rebels against God to try and kill him and take his place but gets his bitch ass beat hardcore and gets kicked off to go be an emo on earth.
In Greek mythology Zeus goes to war against the creators of the world then wins and becomes the Total Awesome King of Everything Who Gets All the Sex and Is So Much Cooler Than EVERYONE ELSE!!!!1 [original deity do not steal]
Lucifer is referred to as the prince of the air.
Zeus is the god of the sky.
Lucifer is responsible for every horrible thing in the bible.
Zeus is responsible for most of the horrible things in Greek myth.
Lucifer is described as a shapeshifter.
Zeus is described as a shapeshifter.

Ok so I'm not saying that Greek myth was Lucifers mary sue self insert fanfic but I am saying that someone should write a hundred chapter fic about it with fanart Fridays and a biweekly q&a.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 08, 2017, 10:58:04 PM
Are we sure Gal Gadot isn't an actual literal superhero herself

BES. DUDE. AMAZING
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 08, 2017, 11:03:28 PM
She's a mommy that makes her a superhero.

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I'M JUST SAYING. WHERE IS THE LIE.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 09, 2017, 01:55:26 AM
Are we sure Gal Gadot isn't an actual literal superhero herself

BES. DUDE. AMAZING
TRUE

AND YES NEW HEADCANON BESLY
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 08:53:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IiLN_EaF4

How do we make Dr Carson prime minister of Australia. Not the US president. You can't have him we want him.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 28, 2017, 10:34:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MPG-aLD-EY

This was v encouraging to me I hope you guys like it too and have a good day as well.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2017, 03:11:48 AM
Ahhhhhh my roommate has super been pissing me off lately. Yesterday she kept saying unnecessarily rude things to me and then would pass them off as jokes and like it was not fun. Like we have little info cards of legacies and references going through recruitment and one is named Claire so I made a joke about how there could be only one and she was like "well she seems way better than You" and like just keeps bringing it up? Idk. And then she said something about how men founded the country and women had nothing to do with the revolution and she wouldn't let me disagree and explain my side of it she just kept saying like "sorry clare its true. Its true. I dont care if you disagree with me but its true." And then on our way to class today there was a puppy in training to be a service dog and she started like talking at it and i told her she shouldnt do that because it distracts the dog and she was like "the vest says dont pet not don't talk" and im like yeah but you still should just let the dog do its job but she wouldn't listen she just kept being like "it says dont pet not don't talk" and wouldn't listen to what i was saying
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on September 08, 2017, 03:32:26 AM
Ugh. People >:c
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 10, 2017, 12:09:06 AM
I talk to my supervisor's service dog but, that's pretty much only to tell him to stop trying to cuddle me while he's working.  :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 10, 2017, 02:16:32 AM
There's different instances lol, but I'm just talking like when you don't know the dog or person, it's good practice to just leave the dog alone
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 11, 2017, 11:31:19 AM
I agree with you. XD
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Chairlegs 2.0 on September 12, 2017, 06:03:57 PM
Just a little rant but
My mind dropped off the face of the planet when I finished reading a few series of Scott's. For a little while, things would remind me of the Leviathan series, but soon enough, that died off. Small things like the smell of an old book would bring me back to reading my hardcover copy of levi, or even the mear mention of the word 'fish' would make me remember.

But that was it! For a week/fortnight, I would have these little moments where my mind would send myself back to this one book. Then it stopped and I moved on.

Now a boat load of Nostalgia just hit me like a brick to the head, and I feel like I was pulled backwards five years to the days of walking machines and precocious beasties.

It is both, at the same time, a little confusing and cool to me.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 13, 2017, 11:19:06 AM
Dude, I love those feelings and know exactly what you mean!!

This isn't really long enough to be a rant, but some relatives have told me things like "I always thought you'd end up going to Harvard or something!" and I know they mean it as a complement, but I can't help but feel a little insulted, like somehow I'm less than what they expected? It's not that I doubt my choice, because I don't really want to go to a private school, and I know the schools I applied to aren't any lesser because they're state schools - not to mention the fact that I'll have a huge advantage when I graduate since I presumably won't have any debt, but still. Idk, it stings more than I'd like to admit.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 14, 2017, 12:17:21 AM
Academic elitism is like the worst thing that helps no one .-.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on September 21, 2017, 01:08:45 AM
And now, a two sentence rant that is guaranteed to get me called a Nazi: If people expect the self-loathing, white guilt thing from me, they've got the wrong bitch. I don't mind being white, and I am not ashamed of my ancestry.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 21, 2017, 01:32:33 AM
Feeling ashamed of your heritage helps nothing and no one, for any race.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on September 21, 2017, 01:37:01 AM
People always want to act like white people are evil because of slavery and imperialism. Because apparently no other civilization practiced those things. Nope, everyone lived in harmony and love until Evil Wypipo came along and ruined humanity ::) I'm over it. I don't care if I get called a bigot or a Nazi for not hating my skin color.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 21, 2017, 12:01:42 PM
Lots of people of various races did and do good and bad things.

Blaming and entire group of people doesn't get anyone anywhere.

Yes, it's good to recognize that you can't always speak from personal experience for everything. But, shaming yourself because of your identity is not a good thing.

I am of multiple marginalized groups, but, I am of privileged ones as well, that's not a bad thing.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 22, 2017, 01:54:16 PM
It really grinds my gears when people say that the present day is as bad as, or worse than, a time like the Middle Ages. Yeah, a lot of things still suck, and some of those things will probably always suck no matter how much we improve. But ignoring the social, scientific, and other accomplishments that have reduced suffering and improved lives by an immeasurable amount is (in my opinion) just as bad as ignoring the problems that continue to exist. Pretending like progress doesn't exist is not the right to go about creating it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 22, 2017, 07:09:27 PM
When people say things like that ask them if they would like to get the plauge
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2017, 11:41:21 PM
Let's all go back to dying of smallpox and polio
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on September 22, 2017, 11:53:46 PM
That's always how I've wanted to go. Very steampunk, am I right?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 23, 2017, 12:36:36 AM
Okay so we have a football tradition of all dressing in black for football games as a school spirit thing, but people kept painting their faces black which is very Yikes (especially since our school is pretty overwhelmingly white), so the district said no more blackout games after a lot of black kids complained about it, and it made a lot of people mad because people are super protective of their football traditions. A lot of people were kinda dicks about it and making jokes where the punchline was respecting people's feelings, and now this morning someone's graffitied profanity all over pretty much the entire outside of the school berating the school and the no-blackout rule and they painted all the windows red and?? Can you just?? Can you not?? I hope whoever came forward with complaints is safe and has a good support system
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 23, 2017, 12:44:24 AM
Can't they just dress in black but not do the black face part? Or the vandalism part
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 23, 2017, 01:27:51 AM
Hypothetically yes but in practice the school's apparently been trying for years to get people to just not do blackface, seriously guys?? But it hasn't worked so they've just banned blackout games outright
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 23, 2017, 01:42:06 AM
Well, I suppose if the football fans didn't follow the entirely reasonable, this-shouldnt-even-have-to-be-a-rule of no blackface, then they have to deal with the harsher rule. It's not like vandalizing the school was gonna convince any admins to reconsider anyway??
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 23, 2017, 01:56:36 AM
Yeah it's ridiculous and I'm sick of it and we have a pep assembly today and I am not looking forward to that e-e
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 23, 2017, 02:01:33 AM
Well. That sounds like it's gonna be very awkward. Yikes...
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on September 23, 2017, 02:19:02 AM
People can paint their faces however they want.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 24, 2017, 11:43:30 AM
I find that funny cause you study make up and stuff ;D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on October 02, 2017, 11:44:26 AM
Okay. But. Like. Why is it that when girls go full third-wave feminist, they do one of these things to their hair:
1.) Dye it a bright color
2.) Shave half of it off and leave the other half long
3.) Cut it in a super short pixie
I don't understand. I legitimately don't. Someone help pls
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 02, 2017, 11:55:24 AM
'Cause A) it looks cool and B) it's nontraditional but still has precedent? I've wondered the same thing about trans guys and undercuts, and I am a trans guy with an undercut :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 02, 2017, 11:56:46 AM
Wait, undercuts are popular with trans guys? I've always thought of them as a hipster dudebro thing
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 02, 2017, 12:46:44 PM
Yeah there are a Lot of trans guys with undercuts. Like to the point that my mom's noticed :P No idea why
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 02, 2017, 12:55:00 PM
I've noticed that a lot of people with physical disabilities, especially nerologial and spinal cord disabilities tend to wear similar clothing too
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 05, 2017, 04:23:57 AM
I don't get why people get so shocked when they realize that I like more serious / dark things like murder mysteries, Neil Gaiman novels, dystopians ect.

Yes, I don't like gory horror novels that primarily focus on violence.

I love the emotional angles, I like the adventure, I like the whodoneit, I like the discussion of humanity.

I'm definitely more of a dark fantasy person because it doesn't entirely focus on the doom and gloom, but why people are in the situations that they're in and if they can get out of it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 06, 2017, 09:51:10 AM
Okay. But. Like. Why is it that when girls go full third-wave feminist, they do one of these things to their hair:
1.) Dye it a bright color
2.) Shave half of it off and leave the other half long
3.) Cut it in a super short pixie
I don't understand. I legitimately don't. Someone help pls

I'm not sure about 3rd-wave feminists or people with disabilities since I don't identify with those, but in the trans/genderqueer community, cutting/styling/dying hair as well as getting piercings or tattoos are ways of modifying the body that are more accessible and less expensive than the surgeries they most often want to feel non-dysphoric. These modifications also provide the individual with a sense of freedom and power over their body, since even if they can't change certain things about themselves, they can change others. As a nonbinary person, getting my hair shaved and cut is so liberating to me since I know my parents would never let me get surgery, piercings, tattoos, hair dyed, or anything else done to my body.
Also, short hair is just super cute and fun, and dying is just so cool to look at!

I'd assume that when asking about radical feminists cutting their hair, it probably has more to do with the idea of 'rejecting gender roles' and taking on a less stereotypically feminine appearance. That may not be it, though! I'm not sure!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 06, 2017, 10:24:43 AM
Yeah I totally get that trans folk do a lot of hair dye/cuts and piercings because it's an accessible form of body modification I just wonder why specifically undercuts for so many trans guys
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 06, 2017, 10:27:42 AM
That makes total sense, Cabbie :0 And idk, cause undercuts are cool?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 06, 2017, 11:56:01 AM
With disabilities it is more a" this is style that is easy to put on and cool looking" thing :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 06, 2017, 12:05:08 PM
With people that use manual wheelchairs you can kinda get a sense of how long they've been using them because of how they use them and the type. People that recently got out of the hospital are more likely to have transport chairs, the type of chairs that don't really conform to  your body and have side paneling. The people who use the chairs might not have as fluid movement with the chair because they're not as used to using it.

You can also figure out what their physical needs might be based on the type of chair they're using
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on October 06, 2017, 12:47:17 PM
Interesting that becoming a feminist involves rejecting feminity.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 06, 2017, 12:48:40 PM
I think it's more about rejecting gender roles themselves and embracing a world where things like femininity and masculinity don't hold power over how people act or look, but sure, I guess.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on October 06, 2017, 12:56:14 PM
Then why not keep your hair long? It's one thing to just like short hair, but it seems weird to me to say that gender roles shouldn't hold power over people, but also say that cutting hair symbolizes rejecting traditional gender roles. If they have no power over you, then surely they have no power over hair, either.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 06, 2017, 12:57:49 PM
Like I said, I didn't cut my hair for feminist reasons but rather for dysphoric reasons, so I really wouldn't know. I just say what I think may be the case.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 06, 2017, 01:03:03 PM
Then why not keep your hair long? It's one thing to just like short hair, but it seems weird to me to say that gender roles shouldn't hold power over people, but also say that cutting hair symbolizes rejecting traditional gender roles. If they have no power over you, then surely they have no power over hair, either.
You know how in books or film, it's a common trope for people cutting their hair to represent a change in their character just because it's an obvious visual symbol? I think it's sort of like that. Like, you change your physical appearance to reflect something you want to outwardly convey about yourself, or to align with how you view yourself - in this case, in relation to gender roles. I agree that hair shouldn't have power over how you view yourself, but if people want how they view themselves to be reflected in their hair, then why not?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on October 06, 2017, 02:25:14 PM
I mean, hey, people can cut their hair however they want. I just don't see how the reasoning lines up, as far as gender roles are concerned.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 19, 2017, 04:18:42 AM
This is like stupid and petty but it's been bugging me a helluva lot lately so I just gotta rant about it but like basically it's a tradition in sororities to make someone a wooden plaque or paddle when they turn 21 and then you all go out and celebrate at bars and stuff at midnight but my birthday fell right in the middle of recruitment so we couldn't do that. Which is fine, whatever. Not bitter at all. But I kind of still hoped to at least get a board or what not? like not even the day of, I never would've expected that, but maybe at least some time soon after. But I didn't get anything, no one's invited me out, and last night another girl just went out for her 21st and she's really close to my big but I cannot stand this girl, and my big made her a board in like four hours. Like. Okay. You couldn't have done that for me, your little? Like I get that my big and my little are both making my paddle and right now it's my little that kind of screwed up in getting it done but I'm just kind of frustrated because my big hasn't stepped in to help her finish at all. Like clearly she's very overwhelmed if she's had it for over a month and it's still not done. Like at that point you should just be like "I'll finish it for you" and take it because she's obviously not going to get it done. Which is fine, but whatever. And like. I didn't get invited to go out last night which I don't really care because I don't particularly like the girl whose birthday it was, but I haven't been invited to go out with ANYONE and like being 21 in a sorority is a big deal and I just feel hella jipped. And like. One of my best friends said she'd make me a 21 board and she literally has it, it's painted, but it's not done and she's had it for idk how long and I saw her working on it but it didn't look any more finished than the first time I saw it and like I appreciate that they're doing these things but it's been a month and I'm just over it at this point like I might as well have not even had a birthday because my actual birthday sucked because of recruitment, and then when I actually tried to celebrate it with my family it sucked because I was sick and the weather was crummy and it was cold and like it was still fun but I felt like crap so that made it less so. The most celebration I got was when I was in New York, which was fine. Idk. I'm just like. I've been really disappointed in my friends lately and idk why this keeps happening where I just get the real short end of the stick when it comes to being friends with people. Like I always get left out of things, always get forgotten about, yada yada. i dunno. I thought things had changed but I guess not.
wow rereading this makes me sound like such a spoiled brat lmao i hate myself it's fine i need to go back to reading for school
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 19, 2017, 08:57:08 AM
I just found a day-old news article about an eight-year-old boy who was tortured for months, forced to eat cat feces, whipped, starved, locked in cabinets, and beaten, all because his mother and her boyfriend thought that he was gay.

An eight-year-old boy.

This is disgusting and the article hurt so much to read (hurt even more when I found other articles from other sites to ensure the article's validity), and it's hateful behavior like this, the fact that two people were so willing to hurt, abuse, torture, and kill a little boy merely on the suspicion that he was gay, that makes me so desperate for change nowadays. This hate and stigma is positively vile. It's stuff like this, along with hearing people at my school making vile retorts about LGBT people - No joke, I heard one of my classmates complaining about their mother having a new child, stating "I hope it's a transgender, then I can use it for target practice" - That makes me so scared to be myself. I hear people making fun of boys for being in choir or theater at my school, trying to imply that the act of singing or performing makes them gay, as if that should be something for them to be ashamed of! I mention to my show choir teacher that I may not feel comfortable wearing a dress, and I hear someone ask, "What are you, a transgender?", like that's something ridiculous. I heard 'hate the sin, love the sinner', when I asked about homosexuality at a Bible Camp my parents sent me to two years ago, as if the way someone loves someone else is a sin. I don't enjoy living in a world where the suspicion of being gay can, at worst, get you killed. I don't want to live in a world where I can't tell people I'm not a girl because that would only make me a target. I'm so fortunate to have good friends nowadays but it still hurts so much to hear people joking about transgender people being 'special snowflakes', or making fun of pronouns, or that disgusting 'did you just ASSUME my GENDER' joke people are so fond of, and it hurts so much to see classmates joking about someone being gay or otherwise LGBT. This sort of behavior is not okay - The attacking of humans for who they are is not okay.
I'm so upset right now that I'm probably just rambling, but this was an eight-year old boy. My youngest brother is nine. Seeing the boy in the photo in the article, smiling at the camera, I could see my youngest brother. And the idea of him being hurt or attacked scares me as well, even more than the idea of me getting hurt or attacked. If the students in my school are being like this, what kind of environment will he end up in?
I want to be able to comfortably say 'Hey, I'm not a girl or a boy' and not have to worry about being hurt. I want to be able to live. I want my siblings to never have to deal with hate around them, and to never have to worry about the consequences of saying something or being themselves. I want my siblings to live.
Why is that so much to ask nowadays?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on November 02, 2017, 01:11:22 PM
Okay. So I work at a pet store, right? And we have a self-service dog wash. We have a rule, and a sign that has this printed on it, that no dogs who have been skunked or who currently have fleas are allowed to use the dog wash. Because public health and hygiene, and safety concerns are a thing, right? SO NATURALLY THESE INSENSITIVE JERKS DECIDE TO BATHE THEIR FLEA INFESTED DOG IN THE PUBLIC DOG WASH AND NOT SAY ANYTHING TO ANYONE. THEY JUST SCANNED THEIR GROUPON AND LEFT AND NOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH BUGS EVERYWHERE
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 03, 2017, 03:30:03 AM
Positive rant:
So it's just sinking in that in my lifetime, humans will most likely be living on Mars. I, random human #12 billion (more or less), will be alive to see humanity reach out beyond this planet we've called home for thousands of years - billions if you count our most distant ancestors, the first living beings on Earth - and make our home on a planet millions of miles away. I could even see the first human born on another planet, or at the very least the first animal. We're there, guys. Humans are on the brink of what will probably become one of our greatest breakthroughs and it's amazing and I can't wait to be part of that 8 billion strong or so group of humans that unite to witness it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 03, 2017, 04:20:30 AM
Right?? Humans are so cool?? Space is so cool?? I love it
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on November 03, 2017, 01:03:09 PM
I always wanted to be the first person born on Mars when I was little. It didn't work out.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 03, 2017, 01:06:14 PM
...or did it? :o
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 10, 2017, 06:02:53 AM
So my school gave us assigned seats for the Veterans' Day assembly (made us sit with our homerooms) and I get that it's to make sure everyone shows up but I'm pissed about it because like. I have a friend whose brother is a Marine so Veterans' Day hits her hard and this stupid seating chart stopped me from being there for my friend and screw that?? Like usually "I wanna sit with my friends" is a kinda petty reason to protest a seating chart but when it's a really emotional experience for people let them sit with their friends and get emotional support
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on November 11, 2017, 05:41:23 AM
So I was hanging out with my best friend last night, and she told me that her little sister has head lice, and she had caught some, too. They treated their house and have been treating her and her sister's head ever since they found them, which is fine, but when I told her I was worried about getting them, she said, "Don't worry; I wouldn't have told you if I wasn't sure I was in the clear."
No. No no no no no. She definitely should have told me, regardless of whether she was sure she was clear or not. Because head lice is a serious problem for a salon. That's what my school is - it's a fully functioning salon. It's not just classroom learning and practicing on mannequins. If she was infested and didn't tell me - if she exposed me to it and didn't tell me - I wouldn't think to check myself for lice. So I wouldn't think twice about going to school with it, which would expose my classmates, the other students, and their guests. Heck, I thought twice about going to school today just out of caution. I was half tempted to skip and start treating my head. I'm still tempted now to get an educator to check me, and then treat my head regardless, and ask them to treat the building. Plus, why am I having to deal with fleas and lice all of the time now? I hate bugs. I hate creepy crawly things that stick to you and infest your hair and your pets. Why does my friend think it's okay to take her sister to get a haircut not tell the stylist about the lice?
And guess what happened when I asked my educator to check my head. She found lice!!!!!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 11, 2017, 10:30:55 AM
e-e I also hate bugs and getting head lice is just about my worst nightmare so I can't imagine what that must be like. I hope you can get rid of them and that they didn't infect your clients/classmates :-\
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on November 11, 2017, 12:04:48 PM
I had to leave early to treat it, but luckily I caught it early enough that getting rid of them shouldn't be a huge problem. And the educators checked my entire class; my friend said she doesn't think anyone else has it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on November 12, 2017, 08:15:32 PM
Positive(ish?) Rant.

We listened to the story of a boy and girl in church today. Both under ten. I can't remember their names but the boy's name starts with M and the girls name starts with R. They're both from the Philippines.
Their mother accepted money from a foreign man to let people violate and abuse M, R and three of their cousins on webcam. Repeatedly. For years. It's just one example of the cyber sex trafficking industry that countless children have been forced into. Fortunately, the Australian government intercepted the videos and images sent to the pedophile, arrested him, gave the originating address to the International Justice Mission and they, together with the Philippine police force raided the house, arrested the mother and freed the children. Not only are the children free now, but they're happy. M loves superman, taking care of plants and animals, and his sister. They're in the care of a relative who had nothing to do with abuse.
Anyway. All that was possible thanks to an organization called the International Justice Mission. Besides sounding like a comic book, their goal is to eradicate slavery around the world. Good thing too, cause over 40,000,000 people are currently enslaved around the world. In some cases [largely in India] a whole family can be enslaved to anything from a brick factory to a brothel over a loan as small as 25$. So speaking of which, if any of you guys would be willing to pass along what these guys do over social media or anything I'd really appreciate it. A 25$ donation a month can make the world of difference.

https://www.ijm.org/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 15, 2017, 02:24:18 AM
This isn't really a rant, but it's too political for me to put it on another thread.

Today is the massacre of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 5 years ago, 20 six-to-seven year old children were murdered along with six staff members in their elementary school by a gunman who'd previously killed his mother. This event sickens me to this day, and it sickens me more when people try to tell me that now is not the time to discuss gun laws. I understand people's discomfort due to the subjects and their worries that with better gun laws they won't be able to go hunting or have self defense. But in all honesty, I feel like with all the shootings that have been happening in America it's more than just a mental health issue. I will never vouch for the complete removal and banning of guns from the country, but I do believe that it should not be as easy as it is now to get ahold of firearms in America - Like, if it really is purely a mental health issue like people claim it is, why not have individuals take tests and perform more thorough background checks to ensure that the individual isn't dangerous. And perhaps there should be a limit on how many guns one can have??
The Vegas shooter had 47 guns in his hotel room. Fourty-Seven. That's ten guns, times four, plus seven more. That's a lot of guns!
People then try to bring up how cars kill people, too (like in some argument like 'But car accidents kill people, too - Where's the call for banning cars?'), but here's the thing - Car accidents are caused by impaired or distracted drivers. That's why they're called accidents. There are exceptions, but a majority of car-related deaths are not caused on purpose. Shootings are done on purpose. They're not accidents. And then, also, people with mental disorders that could cause deaths from car crashes are given restricted licenses rather than full licenses, and are sometimes not allowed a license at all. Also, it is mandatory to inform the individuals you're working with for this license whether or not you have one of these problems. Look, something that really could be a 'mental health issue' is being treated like one! On the other hand, background checks for buying guns are not as thorough, it is not mandatory to tell the seller about dangerous issues you have, and even if you do have one of these illnesses it will not impair your ability to buy the gun too greatly.
Essentially, I have a lot of feelings about gun control. I feel like if guns were harder to get ahold of, those 20 first graders and 6 staff members would still be alive today. And people may not agree with me. That's fine. But I genuinely do worry regularly about life here - Especially when I hear about kids at my school joking about school shootings or threatening to bring guns to school or even just talking about having guns and shooting things for fun. It's a serious issue that needs to be addressed. I have cousins who are just starting preschool. They're so happy and young and wonderful, and I worry so much about them all the time. I don't want anything bad happening to them. I don't want anything bad happening to my family, or my friends - And yes, if that makes me a 'liberal feminist sjw' then I suppose I am one. But I don't want more Oaklands, or Columbines, or University of Texases, or Virginia Techs, or Sandy Hooks. Is that really too much to ask?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on December 16, 2017, 07:54:20 AM
An incredibly minor rant inspired by a post I saw on Facebook: "Hot Cocoa Pudding Shots! The boozy, adult way to down your favorite drink!"
Let me enjoy my Sober Hot Cocoa in peace not everything an adult does has to involve alcohol or drugs
The pudding sounds good, though. Let's keep that.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on January 27, 2018, 01:52:04 PM
I'm really ticked off because due to my co-workers not doing their job corrrectly, we all have to have a mandatory staff meeting on the day I usually work, which would be fine if the meeting wasn't scheduled first thing in the morning and my shift is in the evening. I probably have to stay there all day because it's half an hour drive from my house to work.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 01, 2018, 05:29:46 AM
So some guys who sit next to me in a class were making fun of another student with a service dog (“it’s just an excuse to take a pet to school”) and then of the sensitivity training teachers got (you know, the sensitivity training I helped give) and the actions they took accordingly, specifically asking kids for pronouns. So I called them out on it and told them it wasn’t funny, they said they thought it was, I told them it was disrespectful and they said “so?” Actual human beings told me to my face that it didn’t matter to them if they were disrespecting me and then laughed about it and then they tried to ask me stuff about gender only to continue to make fun of the concept of nonbinary-ness to my face and then acted surprised when I got snappy with them and what the hell my dudes?? Do you have an ounce of empathy?? Do you understand how social interactions work?? Do you fail to grasp that your actions have consequences and that others have feelings?? I think I hung in there pretty damn well. Y’all if I wasn’t in a good mood before you said that I probably would have cried loudly and conspicously and either that would be more embarassing for you than it was for me or, more likely, your utter lack of capacity to understand human emotion would be shown very clearly to the whole class and the teacher, and if I was in an even worse mood I may have actually hit you so short version: f—k off
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on February 01, 2018, 07:24:43 AM
I think I have found the most undeniable example of female privilege: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5289091/Expelled-student-says-woman-sexually-assaulted-HIM.html

Tl;dr - A woman brutally rapes an unconscious, intoxicated man, and her victim is expelled after an investigation, not her.

I have no words to describe how unbelievably angry I am about this. I, as a woman, already had the power to smear a man's reputation, destroy his career, and ruin his social life, just on my word. Now, apparently I can sexually assault him, and reasonably expect him to be punished. What is our society coming to? When is all of this insanity going to end?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on February 01, 2018, 08:44:12 AM
I know. Behavior like that disgusts me.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on March 15, 2018, 09:28:26 AM
So why is it that after school shootings that people start demanding tighter gun control laws? Why are the millions of law-abiding Americans being punished for the action of a few mentally unstable individuals who are all hopped up on psychotropic drugs? It's like blaming all Moslems for 9/11. Ugh. It's so frustrating.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on March 15, 2018, 12:25:25 PM
I believe its more of an issue of trying to make sure mentally ill people like that can't have access to those kinds of weapons. America has more gun-related deaths than really any other country (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hr53fjZW_Qk/VHXvgfwQ7XI/AAAAAAAACJk/M6xEyu5W28w/s1600/Gun%2BDeaths.jpg), and it's a tragedy that school is no longer considered a safe place. We have 7,000 dead children from these atrocities, which in my opinion, is 7,000 too much. While I wont try to argue, I don't think its a matter of punishment as much as it is trying to make sure people who could be threats with guns or potential shooters aren't able to get those weapons.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2018, 02:24:54 AM
I think I have found the most undeniable example of female privilege: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5289091/Expelled-student-says-woman-sexually-assaulted-HIM.html

Tl;dr - A woman brutally rapes an unconscious, intoxicated man, and her victim is expelled after an investigation, not her.

I have no words to describe how unbelievably angry I am about this. I, as a woman, already had the power to smear a man's reputation, destroy his career, and ruin his social life, just on my word. Now, apparently I can sexually assault him, and reasonably expect him to be punished. What is our society coming to? When is all of this insanity going to end?

Oh hun. If you think that's bad then you don't want to know what happened in New Zealand last December.

So why is it that after school shootings that people start demanding tighter gun control laws? Why are the millions of law-abiding Americans being punished for the action of a few mentally unstable individuals who are all hopped up on psychotropic drugs? It's like blaming all Moslems for 9/11. Ugh. It's so frustrating.

I understand why they ask for tighter gun laws, but what I don't understand is people calling for assault rifles to be banned after them, when pistols are used more than twice as often as rifles in school shootings, and in most violent crimes across America. It's like, dude, taking an assault rifle out of the hands of one kid won't keep a pistol away from three others. How about fixing your shitty schooling system so your kids don't turn into suicidal murderers aye? That'd help more people in more ways I think.

I believe its more of an issue of trying to make sure mentally ill people like that can't have access to those kinds of weapons. America has more gun-related deaths than really any other country (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hr53fjZW_Qk/VHXvgfwQ7XI/AAAAAAAACJk/M6xEyu5W28w/s1600/Gun%2BDeaths.jpg), and it's a tragedy that school is no longer considered a safe place. We have 7,000 dead children from these atrocities, which in my opinion, is 7,000 too much. While I wont try to argue, I don't think its a matter of punishment as much as it is trying to make sure people who could be threats with guns or potential shooters aren't able to get those weapons.

Well you've got over 300,000,000 guns in North America, so I don't think it's going to work. It worked in Australia just fine because we had(/have) a tiny population and barely any guns. But America? Fix the mentally ill. It'll be better for everyone.

Positive rant now: I'm feeling better about my life every day. I'm making progress. I'm learning bits and pieces of languages and that feels fantastic. I'm eating more chocolate and drinking more tea. I've been praying with more focus and authority and reading my bible more. I'm just feeling better overall and that just feels really good. I like it. I've been listening to a psychologist and he's really helping so that's good and I can link to him if anyone wants to hear him.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 17, 2018, 10:46:05 AM
Positive rant now: I'm feeling better about my life every day. I'm making progress. I'm learning bits and pieces of languages and that feels fantastic. I'm eating more chocolate and drinking more tea. I've been praying with more focus and authority and reading my bible more. I'm just feeling better overall and that just feels really good. I like it. I've been listening to a psychologist and he's really helping so that's good and I can link to him if anyone wants to hear him.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/XpgOZHuDfIkoM/giphy.gif)
This actually brightened my day to read. Ahhh I’m happy for you pal
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on April 20, 2018, 11:38:00 AM
Why must my parents decide that using loud power tools at 9:30 to remodel the kitchen is necessary. It’s not. Please let me have some quiet.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 21, 2018, 12:41:27 PM
Another positive rant. What I said above about feeling better was not a one off or a fluke. I'm consistently feeling better even at my worst than I have at my best in recent years. I'm almost annoyed by how badly I want to write. I haven't had this much energy in ages. I'm gonna go drink more water but eat salt first so that it actually gets absorbed and I feel fantastic for a few hours afterwards.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 21, 2018, 12:54:30 PM
I’m so happy for you!! :D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 21, 2018, 12:54:58 PM
Thank you!! :D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 21, 2018, 01:20:11 PM
This actually brightened my day to hear, I’m so glad to hear it my friend :D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 21, 2018, 01:20:41 PM
I'm glad to hear it. ;D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 11, 2018, 02:17:49 PM
So my grandma promised to buy my plane ticket for Africa but there were some issues with using her card so we used mine with the expectation that she'd reimburse me because we budgeted everything around her buying my plane ticket and I could use the money I received from an award toward the tuition and then we'd only have a small amount left to pay and so tonight I talked to her and explained the situation with using my card instead of hers and she goes "oh great, I'll pay for half your ticket then!" And i was like ??? Come again? And i didn't know how to tell her that she just really really screwed me over because that's an extra $1000 I have to somehow come up with in a month. So. Yup. Doing great. Thriving. Not stressed at all.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2018, 02:57:27 PM
Oh frick what's the plan then? :(
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on June 12, 2018, 12:06:38 AM
Oh no :c Does she just not understand the whole situation, or do you think she's just trying to be a butt?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 12, 2018, 12:30:19 AM
Both. I don't think she quite understands that not everyone is as loaded as her or that promises are things people sometimes actually rely on
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 12, 2018, 12:46:39 AM
Honestly if I were you I’d keep asking her. Based on what you’ve said it doesn’t seem like the reason she flaked is financial trouble, and it’s wrong of her to screw you over like that after she made a promise
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 12, 2018, 01:02:20 AM
Yeah. Idk. My dad is going to talk to her because if I do I'll probably end up not getting any money from her at all so.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on June 12, 2018, 01:29:18 AM
Yeah, definitely let your dad handle it. I hope everything works out for you <3
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2018, 12:46:32 AM
So the EU wants to ban memes and I think this is the final straw for our society let's be honest.

https://www.joe.ie/tech/eu-copyright-law-memes-steamed-hams-629033
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 28, 2018, 01:20:51 AM
Eerily close to when Russia banned the Putin memes a couple of years back, and even though that was kind of morbidly ridiculous it was also a serious slap in the face to free speech and privacy :/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2018, 01:24:52 AM
MEMES
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 28, 2018, 01:31:54 AM
If they actually ban memes you know people will just post more of them ::)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2018, 01:39:53 AM
I always knew It was a good idea to invest in all those maymays. I'll sell em to impoverished European kids and become rich.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 28, 2018, 01:45:29 AM
The time has finally come for me to fulfilll my destiny of running a meme black market
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2018, 09:19:32 AM
Not if I undercut your prices through meme smuggling first
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 30, 2018, 07:16:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK367T7h6ZY

Imagine how incredible it would be if we got these sorts of reactors built around the world.

EDIT: There's a couple of other videos that I really feel like everyone needs to see. The guy in them is really angry all the time and he talks like a shithead but honestly I'm not happy either. Every day when I open Instagram there's some post crying about how America is going through a "second holocaust" and ICE is "THE GESTAPO" while posting photos of kids in cages.
Oh
By the way
Those photos?
Are from 2014 :]
From Obama's time in office :]
And no one said anything :]
Because they didn't care :]
Because they hadn't been told to care :]
Because it was a Democrat doing it :]
And meanwhile Facebook and Google are in talks with the EU to apply censorship algorithms to their content. Which everyone should be furious about. Because that's government censorship. Which is something that ACTUAL dictatorships do. But no one's saying anything.
Because they don't care :]
Because they haven't been told to care :]
Because it's Leftists doing it :]
Anyway, rant over, the video about the border thing is first and the censorship one is second. Regardless of your own political orientation we should all be against government censorship. If someone can silence the people you hate then the next ruler can silence you. Freedom of speech can't have exceptions or one day we'll all be the exceptions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My5TGYvJHbA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7t4J-q09ik
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on July 01, 2018, 12:57:39 PM
And THAT'S why I say that the left/right paradigm is a false one. It's just two heads of the same monster. They just wear masks of rhetoric, and "party values", while working swords the same end.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on July 02, 2018, 02:44:21 AM
Sometimes I feel like my jewelry selling/ making is not a legitimate that people see as something that takes time and effort.
I've been told time and time again that I am not doing the right thing if I want to expand.

The thing is, I don't want to expand into a full fledged, full time business.
I don't want to stop selling entirely, but I'm tired of people assuming that  I want to pursue this as a livelihood. I would hate it if I did.
 I love making the pieces, going to events to show them, I like posting the pictures online but there are times I feel like I am kid with a lemonade stand because I don't do it "right"
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on July 06, 2018, 01:57:22 PM
So this is gonna be the most random and frivolous rant ever but idc. Okay. So. To start, I freaking love mummies. I love them. Mummies are cool. Mummies are rad. And once I found the Ask A Mortitician YouTube channel, it didn’t take me long to find the “Can I Be Mummified?” video that was posted sometime last year. It turns out there is a religious organization that practices modern mummification, buuuuut they’re kinda weird and a little crazy and they do these Rites of Transferrance on your body as they mummify you. Which is really disappointing, cause like. You’re telling me my only option to intentionally join the cool kids’ table in Heaven (aka those who have a mummy of their body) is to let crazy people have my body? Like. You don’t have to do the Rites. You don’t even have to put me in a mummiform. Just. Just preserve my skin and organs. I JUST WANNA BE COOL SOMEDAY, OKAY? Goodness. So doing it intentionally is out, guess my next best hope is to die fully clothed in the desert and hope that the heat and low humidity mummify my corpse before too many scavengers eat it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on July 06, 2018, 02:02:01 PM
Here's what you gotta do. You gotta wait until you're ready to die and then you find a way to get up to the top of the Andes mountains and die up there. You'll be like Juanita.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on July 06, 2018, 02:12:29 PM
Who’s Juanita and where can I see her mummy?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 06, 2018, 02:14:40 PM
Well when I'm a billionaire I'm gonna make a giant complicated tomb for myself full of traps and gold and books and stuff for any future Lara Croft's to find so if you want one of the traps could launch your mummified remains out as a jumpscare! :D
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 06, 2018, 02:18:11 PM
I want to outlive you now just so I can experience that :0
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on July 06, 2018, 02:22:09 PM
JUANITA (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummy_Juanita). She's super cool! She's an Incan mummy that was a child sacrifice, and she's almost perfectly preserved! I wrote a creative story about her for my archaeology class
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on July 06, 2018, 02:28:41 PM
Well when I'm a billionaire I'm gonna make a giant complicated tomb for myself full of traps and gold and books and stuff for any future Lara Croft's to find so if you want one of the traps could launch your mummified remains out as a jumpscare! :D

Whoa there buddy, first things first, I need to be mummified first. I’m not that kind of girl.

JUANITA (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummy_Juanita). She's super cool! She's an Incan mummy that was a child sacrifice, and she's almost perfectly preserved! I wrote a creative story about her for my archaeology class

Ohhhhhh I have heard of Juanita before! It’s so cool how even the food in her stomach was preserved well enough to be tested.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 06, 2018, 02:31:55 PM
That's what they ALL say. ;)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on July 06, 2018, 02:33:04 PM
YES THE WILD-CHILD WAS DOING COCAINE. Did you read about the Siberian Ice Princess? (Not a princess. She was probably some sort of shamanic apprentice but whatever thats not as exciting)

My friend and I kind of have a suicide pact that ends up with our intermingled ashes being launched into space so aliens can find it, clone both of us into one being that will be our child named Sebastian.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 06, 2018, 02:35:06 PM
When I die I want to be made into one of those orb thingies and future generations can tell them I haunt the orb of d e a t h
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 06, 2018, 02:40:02 PM
YES THE WILD-CHILD WAS DOING COCAINE. Did you read about the Siberian Ice Princess? (Not a princess. She was probably some sort of shamanic apprentice but whatever thats not as exciting)

My friend and I kind of have a suicide pact that ends up with our intermingled ashes being launched into space so aliens can find it, clone both of us into one being that will be our child named Sebastian.

Why Sebastian.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on July 06, 2018, 02:40:48 PM
Idk my friend picked it out i like the name tho
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 06, 2018, 02:41:32 PM
Punctuate your sentences woman, I cannot understand you otherwise.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on July 06, 2018, 02:49:04 PM
No i can do whatever I want
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 06, 2018, 02:49:16 PM
Punctuate your sentences woman, I cannot understand you otherwise.
The comma should be a semicolon here. I caNnOT unDErSTaNd yOu oTHerWiSe.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on July 06, 2018, 02:52:00 PM
My friend and I kind of have a suicide pact that ends up with our intermingled ashes being launched into space so aliens can find it, clone both of us into one being that will be our child named Sebastian.

Cremated remains are just inorganic bone fragments and don’t contain any DNA. I’d rethink your suicide pact if I were you.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on July 06, 2018, 02:53:14 PM
Aliens can figure it out. I have faith in them *blows kiss at the sky*
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 06, 2018, 02:55:27 PM
I believe in them
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 06, 2018, 03:37:44 PM
No i can do whatever I want

That is objectively untrue you comma-spurning harpy.

My friend and I kind of have a suicide pact that ends up with our intermingled ashes being launched into space so aliens can find it, clone both of us into one being that will be our child named Sebastian.

Cremated remains are just inorganic bone fragments and don’t contain any DNA. I’d rethink your suicide pact if I were you.

Is that the only reason why she should rethink her suicide pact?

Punctuate your sentences woman, I cannot understand you otherwise.
The comma should be a semicolon here. I caNnOT unDErSTaNd yOu oTHerWiSe.

I cannot understand your horrendous caPitalization you BarBarian.

Aliens can figure it out. I have faith in them *blows kiss at the sky*

Aliens: What are we.

I believe in them

I don't. They'll never amount to anything, ANYTHING.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 01, 2018, 04:58:18 PM
It really annoys me when people sincerely say "I don't mean to offend anyone, please stop reading if you're offended! Okay but if you think this then you're Wrong and Bad." and things like that. It's good that you're taking people's feelings into account and not being a loudmouthed Internet Douche about it, but that doesn't lessen the fact that you're dismissing other people's opinions. Just because you have strong feelings about something that means a lot to you doesn't mean that other people can't have different feelings that are just as strong and mean just as much to them. Their perspectives deserve as much respect as yours.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 02, 2018, 11:18:48 PM
It really annoys me when people sincerely say "I don't mean to offend anyone, please stop reading if you're offended! Okay but if you think this then you're Wrong and Bad." and things like that. It's good that you're taking people's feelings into account and not being a loudmouthed Internet Douche about it, but that doesn't lessen the fact that you're dismissing other people's opinions. Just because you have strong feelings about something that means a lot to you doesn't mean that other people can't have different feelings that are just as strong and mean just as much to them. Their perspectives deserve as much respect as yours.


I don't mean to offend you [please stop reading this if you're offended!] but you're Wrong and Bad. :D

BUt speaking of opinions :DDDDDDD
I'm gonna political post again.
(https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.572559893.5073/sticker,375x360-bg,ffffff.png)
Just one video this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf7HBOtjL_M
[Watch from 3:13 to 3:30 for a perfect tldr of the whole video. ;D ::) ]
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 12:29:14 PM
Rant: why did I even start this page my lord it's so negative
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 17, 2018, 12:40:06 PM
Well I mean I guess if the negative is mostly in one place then it keeps it contained?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 12:41:27 PM
Well I mean I guess if the negative is mostly in one place then it keeps it contained?

tbh I think I was just angry and spiteful and realistically needed therapy but thought somehow that spewing it on the internet with a bunch of other people was a better option
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2018, 01:11:24 PM
At least it’s a place for people to vent and share their thoughts. It’s been really cathartic for me a couple of times
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 01:48:20 PM
Well I’m glad it’s been helpful then. I was such an angsty little butt that I cringe so hard looking back on my stuff. Thank god i didn’t have Facebook back then
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2018, 02:36:51 PM
Haha, I cringe too sometimes. But hey, it’s an important part of growing up. Everyone deals with angst and there are worse ways to cope than venting on a friendly, small space like the forum
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 17, 2018, 02:41:42 PM
Well I mean I guess if the negative is mostly in one place then it keeps it contained?

tbh I think I was just angry and spiteful and realistically needed therapy but thought somehow that spewing it on the internet with a bunch of other people was a better option

We've all been there Mara. This thread has been helpful for a lot of us I think though.

At least it’s a place for people to vent and share their thoughts. It’s been really cathartic for me a couple of times

This.

Well I’m glad it’s been helpful then. I was such an angsty little butt that I cringe so hard looking back on my stuff. Thank god i didn’t have Facebook back then

We've all been angsty little butts sometimes.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2018, 10:41:37 AM
Rant: what I never understood about Daredevil is how he's always like "I have to protect MY city at any cost" like ok cool thats nice that you care about where you live, but ITS A CITY. IT ISNT YOURS. YOU DONT OWN IT. THIS ISNT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. And then people think thats normal and ok. I dunno. It's weird.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 18, 2018, 06:41:39 PM
I KNOW RIGHT? And it's even weirder that he sticks to like one neighborhood, I mean, what is hells kitchen so big that it needs a dedicated superhero? I mean really? Plus it's not even like he's the only superhero in New York.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on October 19, 2018, 12:24:00 AM
Oh good I’m not the only one who found it strange. Like I watched DD so I could watch Defenders but tbh I liked Iron Fist better and was sad that it was cancelled because  at least Danny’s a better character who makes more sense than Matt. Matt’s just all over the place.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on January 13, 2019, 12:39:20 PM
Why are people surprised to find out that I like the things that I like? and I don't mean this in a "Yay, you and I like the same things!!" way, but in a shocked or judgy way?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 22, 2019, 11:37:00 AM
So, a bunch of kids were harassed and called "Future school shooters", responded by singing school songs, and then one of them didn't move out of the way when some crazy old dude pushed through the crowd banging a drum, and the kid who didn't move is supposed to have 'Abused' the old dude? But a child posing with a nude, adult drag queen is fine? Gimme a break.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on January 22, 2019, 11:51:02 AM
^ The world has gone batshit crazy, Bes. We just gotta hang on and try to survive.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 22, 2019, 12:26:22 PM
I meant to answer your advice but I read your sig and what the f what fthe ufc thfuck?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on January 22, 2019, 12:48:46 PM
Listen to Don't Trust Me by 3Oh!3 and then we'll talk
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on January 22, 2019, 01:01:15 PM
Great song anything by 3oh3 is incredible
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on January 23, 2019, 09:07:46 AM
Also, regarding the Covington Catholic thing: People are threatening high school students' lives, and their families. Grown ass adults are fucking threatening violence against actual, literal children. Do these people feel no shame?! OVER A FUCKING SMIRK. NOT ANYTHING ACTUALLY VIOLENT THAT KID DID.
"muh he was being disrespectful" What exactly was this kid supposed to do? The elder came up to him first, banging a drum in his face, how do y'all expect the kid to respond? He doesn't look self-righteous, he looks fucking uncomfortable and confused as to what to do
Fuck EVERYBODY that wishes those students death and violence. EVERYBODY.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 23, 2019, 10:39:54 AM
(https://zenith.news/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/21_f5876e5733efbb51cb2f05c4b603c2a2.jpg)

So apparently they're asking for it because of how they're dressed. Hm.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 30, 2019, 02:39:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dvsWasz0AE
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on March 12, 2019, 04:32:07 PM
Ok, so this has been building, and I've tried to let it go without comment, but this is just to Goddam MUCH! First off, the state governments of New York and Virginia are moving forward with, or have passed laws enabling a child to be aborted after it's born.and other states are saying they'll do it too? I mean, when did it become ok to sacrifice children to Moloch? Really? We are killing already-born children now?
Second: How can the Democratic Party call Trump a racist, as they defend one of their own who says that "Jews only care about Benjamins" and that the Jews have "hypnotized the world"?
My ancestors litteraly worked and fought so America could be a free country. Men like General Henry Lee and Dr. Benjamin Rush (who signed the Declaration of independence. WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING TO MY COUNTRY? WE SHOULD BE BETTER THEN THIS!!!!!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 12, 2019, 04:46:13 PM
Ok, so this has been building, and I've tried to let it go without comment, but this is just to Goddam MUCH! First off, the state governments of New York and Virginia are moving forward with, or have passed laws enabling a child to be aborted after it's born.and other states are saying they'll do it too? I mean, when did it become ok to sacrifice children to Moloch? Really? We are killing already-born children now?

Yeah this may come as an absolute fucking shock to absolutely no one but slippery slopes? They're not slopes. They're cliffs. You do not compromise on the lives of babies period. "But they'll never ask for government funded abortions!" "But they'll never ask for late-term abortions!" "But they'll never go after babies that have born!" Whadya know! They absolutely did.
But no the problem is that Trump is a racist! Which is why things are so great for blacks right now! Because apparently he's terrible at being racist? Huh. Oh! And he's homophobic! Which is why he hasn't overthrown the court ruling on gay marriage and his government is calling for homosexuality to be decriminalized worldwide? Because apparently he's terrible at being homophobic? Huh.

Edit: I'm actually a lot angrier than I thought about this!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 12, 2019, 04:55:47 PM
Not going to comment on the rest of this but the thing about the abortion law just isn’t true.
“Modern abortion techniques do not result in live birth; however, in the great unlikelihood that a baby was born alive, the medical provider and team of medical support staff would provide all necessary medical care, as they would in the case of any live birth,” he wrote in an email. “The RHA does not change standard medical practices. To reiterate, any baby born alive in New York State would be treated like any other live birth, and given appropriate medical care. This was the case before the RHA, and it remains the case now.”
From this article, which I read in full and I’d recommend to anyone who’s concerned about this https://www.factcheck.org/2019/02/addressing-new-yorks-new-abortion-law/
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on March 12, 2019, 05:02:10 PM
The Governor of Virginia has stated that he will sign a bill allowing children who have been born to be killed. This isn't even those who's parents tried to have an abortion.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 12, 2019, 05:04:01 PM
The Governor of Virginia has stated that he will sign a bill allowing children who have been born to be killed. This isn't even those who's parents tried to have an abortion.

Could you link to that then?
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Eraisuithiel on March 12, 2019, 05:04:12 PM
Not going to comment on the rest of this but the thing about the abortion law just isn’t true.
“Modern abortion techniques do not result in live birth; however, in the great unlikelihood that a baby was born alive, the medical provider and team of medical support staff would provide all necessary medical care, as they would in the case of any live birth,” he wrote in an email. “The RHA does not change standard medical practices. To reiterate, any baby born alive in New York State would be treated like any other live birth, and given appropriate medical care. This was the case before the RHA, and it remains the case now.”
From this article, which I read in full and I’d recommend to anyone who’s concerned about this https://www.factcheck.org/2019/02/addressing-new-yorks-new-abortion-law/
Fuckin. Thank you. ::)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 12, 2019, 05:11:35 PM
Rai we're talking about the life and death of babies. This isn't something to roll your eyes about. This is what they're talking about killing:
(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/58fc5b9f38d3a0b96962c43e4730985f)
That and children more developed. It's not a cluster of cells, it's not a lump of tissue, it's a human. People have been born at that age and lived on.
This is who that baby grew into:
(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/164937ff8627f81e755777ff3beb9ee3)
This ISN'T some massive relief. "Oh they're only talking about killing babies in the womb" is not some consolation. "Oh but it'll only be if the doctor says it's unviable!" I do not trust a doctor's opinion on that. My mum was told to abort me because she wouldn't survive giving birth to me. And to abort my little brother, because she wouldn't survive giving birth to him. She's in her fifties now and actually goes out of her way to tell us how glad she is she chose to have us. Organizations like Planned Parenthood have proven to be notoriously lax in their regulation of abortion and no I do not in any way trust that this will be treated any differently.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on March 13, 2019, 12:51:23 AM
Even if the bill it's self dosen't SAY that it's allowed, it's so vague in it's descriptions, that it allows doctors to do so. And like Beezy said, if they can, they WILL.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Mara-la on March 13, 2019, 01:16:17 AM
I mean, I'm not pretending to know it all, but I don't see how killing birthed babies would be legalized. It just doesn't add up.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on March 13, 2019, 02:10:26 AM
Mara the thing isn't that they'll go start tomorrow, but that looking at the pattern these people have established, they'll work gradually towards it. It's like Beezy said, "oh they won't go this far", but they DO.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GreyCaboose on March 14, 2019, 01:11:57 PM
The thing is, people usually dont get abortions that late unless there are serious complications with the pregnancy. If they've kept it that long, they're probably going to want to keep the baby. An abortion that late would be if the baby is dead, dying, would kill the mother if she had it, etc. And I honestly doubt that West Virginia would permit the murder of an already living infant, and like Cat said, babies who survive an abortion are treated like any other born babies.
Ive known a mother who had to abort her child because it was dying slowly inside her. It's not fun to hear about, but if she kept it inside her that baby would've died and so would she have, probably.
I feel a bit nervous when i hear people without wombs talking about what people should do with em, haha;;
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 14, 2019, 02:21:35 PM
All of that, really. For every story about a late term baby that was considered being aborted and survived, if there were no abortions at all there’d be countless stories of mothers dying or getting seriously close to it because they weren’t able to have an abortion. The laws on homicide aren’t going to be changed by this abortion law. Killing an already born baby is homicide and there’s no language in the law that leaves room for that, so that really shouldn’t be brought into the debate at all
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on March 26, 2019, 03:13:18 AM
Disclaimer: I love my mother dearly. She just frustrates me.

"You used to be so beautiful when you were a young girl; you had such a pretty color and a pretty tan."
What my mother fails to understand is that now, as an adult woman, I recognize the damage the sun does to your skin over a lifetime. My skin is very fair, cool-toned, and burns easily in the sun - tanning comes at a price for me.

Not to mention, I'm prone to blistering sunburns on my shoulders and back. Second degree burns. That fucking hurt. I've had two second degree sunburns in my life, and they both royally sucked. I couldn't raise my arms above my head. Changing clothes was a stinging, painful hassle. My bras hurt even more than usual because the straps dug in to the blisters. And yeah, my skin healed after a week, but is it really so unreasonable for me to cut my losses and think, Maybe, if I can just use sunscreen the right way, reapplying as needed and using an effective SPF, if doing that will mean I don't have to go through a week of unnecessary pain and soreness, it's worth it? Is it really that crazy to just accept that I'm naturally a fair-skinned person, and - heaven forbid - I accept and even actually like my skin the way it is? That maybe I don't want to change it?

And I haven't even touched on the risk of skin cancer yet, but here's what else my mother doesn't seem to understand: treating cancer also royally sucks ass. It's not always a matter of taking a mole off and you're good - melanoma literally gets into your blood and spreads through your body until you've got cancer everywhere and why am I considered "paranoid" for taking simple steps to avoid that? Wear sunscreen, and reapply it. Keep my shoulders and back as covered as I can. Wear a hat. Sunglasses. Am I actually insane? Seriously. I wanna know.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Eraisuithiel on March 27, 2019, 11:15:12 AM
Um yes hello person with education in skin care here: the sun is horrible for your skin. I highly reccomend wearing sunscreen* year round (obviously not on your arms or legs in the winter when you're fully covered but you know...)

(*make sure you use sunscreen that's formulated for the face on your face)
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 31, 2019, 10:46:41 PM
Mini rant. Honestly I’m really tired of seeing people treat romantic feelings as an on-off switch that’s easy to read. Like, you can’t just decide for someone else that they are or aren’t in love with someone, full stop. That sort of thing is so heavily influenced by the person’s own perception and assignment of definition to their own feelings, yet people love to make assumptions about the subjective experience about celebrities and historical figures and family members. Heck this doesn’t even apply just to romantic feelings but that seems to be the thing that people care about defining for others the most. And usually it’s just to prove their own point. And a lot of that time that point is to prove a point about sexuality for their own benefit. This probably doesn’t even make sense but I’m feelin some kinda way rn
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Sadie-la on April 04, 2019, 08:01:57 AM
I feel you.  It's really overwhelming and frustrating when other people try to define your love life for you without you even asking, or project their own assumptions onto other people (famous or not famous). 

Rant:
I'm really nervous about the next month of my life because I'm about to move and no longer live with the people I've been living with for the past 2 years, but I can't find someone to take over my lease and the place I'm moving into is essentially an art commune which is dope, but also means that the communication is bad and I'm just worried I'm gonna end up either homeless or paying rent at two places.  I really really hope everything falls into place for me and I can comfortably move on with my life. 
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: |ĸιrα| on April 19, 2019, 01:32:52 AM
I am so ANGRY right now. This girl in my class that I have not been able to stand since day 1 of this semester is in my group for our final group project and she is just. The absolute worst. To start with, she is a major know-it-all and doesn't seem to care that she is? The very first day of class we were joking that the professor would start off lecture having expected us to do these readings and she turns and goes "well there are readings for today on the syllabus that you all should have done" and we were like "oh, did you do them?" and she goes "yeah." and turns back around. I just laughed and said I've had this professor before and she wouldn't expect us to have done them. And she didn't lmao it was just a syllabus day, as expected.
Then she's been like alright-ish except for a few know-it-all comments up until last Tuesday I think.
Last Tuesday we had our rough draft for our group project due. I completely forgot about it until the morning of, so I sat down and edited what another girl in our group had done and added pictures and stuff to it. The other two girls, including Miss Know-it-all literally didn't even open the google document. I was livid, so I didn't include either of their names on it when I turned it into our professor. Also none of them showed up that day and we were supposed to have a discussion and stuff about our projects. And I told the professor that neither of them had helped with it, and that the other girl (her name's Haley) had done most of it.
Flash forward to today. First time this chick comes to class for a quiz we have. She's sitting next to me, talking about how no one in her group did anything and Haley was the only one that worked on stuff and blahblahblah and I just leaned forward and was like "are you talking about OUR group project?" and she goes "oh, yeah..." and I was like "Yeah, no one came to class except for me so I edited the document and turned it in to Connie" (our professor) and she was like "...oh..." and I was like yeah that's right. Don't talk squat about me when I'm right next to you and know full well you didn't do ANYTHING for the project at all.
Then we went inside to take our quiz.
After the quiz she was again outside and I was talking to her friend about some of the work we have coming up and I was just saying I was annoyed that our professor has a really big project for us due and she hasn't talked about it very much in class and she goes "well it's on the syllabus" and I was like "yeah, but it should be talked about in class more if it's this important" and she then continues to argue with me and says "um well she did talk about it before spring break, so don't act like you haven't known about it" and I was like "yeah no" and I just walked away.
I am literally so livid I am leaving her SCATHING reviews when it comes to the group assessment for this group project. She is the worst person I have ever had to deal with in an academic setting I cannot stand her.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 19, 2019, 04:36:04 PM
Kick her ass boo. Not physically but like. Don't be bullied. Fite her.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 26, 2019, 10:39:52 AM
So when the Christchurch attacks killed something like a sixth of the people that died in Sri Lanka world leaders vocally expressed their support for the Muslim community, donned hijabs and spoke out against white supremacy but I'm not seeing anyone even referring to Christians by name after the Sri Lanka attacks, instead calling us Easter worshipers [??] and I'm not seeing anyone donning a crucifix or condemning the islamists who did it.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 26, 2019, 12:00:30 PM
I've seen a lot of things online supporting the people that were affected by the attack. Mainly on Facebook.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 26, 2019, 05:34:43 PM
And? I did specify world leaders.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on April 27, 2019, 06:53:05 AM
I am totally speculating here, but I feel like it is partly because New Zealand is a first world country and Sri Lanka is not.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 27, 2019, 12:35:24 PM
And? I did specify world leaders.
Sorry, it was late when I read your response and I didn't see that line
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 27, 2019, 12:51:42 PM
I am totally speculating here, but I feel like it is partly because New Zealand is a first world country and Sri Lanka is not.

I'd absolutely agree with you, and I do on most things that sentence could apply to, but I saw the Easter Worshiper thing in relation to the Notre Dame burning as well. *Insert joke about Americans finding the C word offensive here*

And? I did specify world leaders.
Sorry, it was late when I read your response and I didn't see that line

Totally fine, we all do that sometimes. God knows I do. :P
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: kristina-la on June 13, 2019, 01:29:57 AM
I have to comment on the US women’s teams recent display of disrespect on the world stage, because I personally think running up the score and then over celebrating the goals is classless. I understand the excitement, as I have been there, but that does not make it right. I played soccer for 14 years and my coaches taught us to respect each other and our opponents. If a score gets higher than 7 goals, I think a team should take it back a notch and they certainly shouldn’t be celebrating when it reaches 9 goals. I remember playing a game once where we scored 13 goals and our coaches called the score in as 7-0. I remember not being happy about it but I’m glad they did that because it taught us a lesson in treating others with respect. Defeating a team so severely and then putting on such a display of celebration is wrong. The Canadian and US hockey teams don’t celebrate like that when they are beating teams 15-0.

In team sports, most people know that when the score gets run up, you TAKE THE GAS OFF, and you certainly don’t celebrate.

Society is so focused on individual satisfaction that we’ve lost sight of how to treat each other with respect and kindness. We’ve lost the spirit of sportsmanship!
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: RedneckedGent on October 28, 2019, 04:32:41 PM
https://youtu.be/fI9kTPzEqRA

This sort of thing is driving me insane.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 02, 2020, 12:14:26 PM
Apparently people are booing out of windows in England. Because a dude wasn't fired for leaving his kids at his parent's after he and his wife caught the virus, which he was explicitly allowed to do. I've got nothing else to say about that it's just really really dumb.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 04, 2020, 08:47:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3dCg3MhQ7w
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: Ghost44 on August 04, 2020, 09:40:08 AM
It is a shame that young, white radicals continually hijack the Black Lives Matters protests and turn them into violent, disruptive riots.
Title: Re: Rants
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 04, 2020, 02:19:50 PM
It is a shame that young, white radicals continually hijack the Black Lives Matters protests and turn them into violent, disruptive riots.

Felt like that deserved a double post.

Also as the guy near the end of the video said, they get to go home at the end of the riot, black people are still black at the end of the riot, and get blamed for it.