Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Choices Choices Choices


Love or hate them, good or bad, you've made them. I made the choice to make this blog, I made the choice to make this post, and you chose to read it. I chose to read your blog posts just as you chose to make them. We make many choices a day, even if we don't realise it. Don't get up to much in your day? That's a choice right there. Or you choose to get something done. Me, I seem to choose to not do much really.

We do make a lot of choices and it's actually usually the little ones that add up to making a big change in our lives. How different would things be if I didn't choose to make a blog? Hard to say, it's not really been long enough. But I do know that I might have been forced to go back on welfare, and I wouldn't be very happy. I'm not mentally fit for that, and I'm not unfit enough to not need to work. I'm a delicate balance inbetween.

Like I said it is mostly the little choices that make a big difference. If you chose to leave your house a minute after you were going to, you might end up being late, getting in trouble, having a go at your boss, getting fired, and then who knows. Yes, I'm being cynical there, but it's just who I am, choices can end well too. Maybe you hated your job, you hated your boss, and you end up in one even better. All of it can be traced back to just going out a few minutes too late.

All the big things that have happened in your life can probably be traced back through a series of seemingly small choices that make big things happen. A few years ago I chose to join Facebook in an effort to appease my girlfriend, 2 years later I'm not with her anymore, but I am talking to my best friend on Facebook. If I hadn't chose to make an account, I probably might never have met Jesse again, and I don't really want to think about what my life would have been like then. I can't really remember those two years, and it's really for the best. I just know I played Warcraft so much people thought I didn't sleep because I was on when they went to bed, and on when they woke up. My old girlfriend in the first place started with a tiny choice. She was on the college bus with me, and she told someone her MSN address, I heard what she said, and asked her if I could add her too. It was a spur of the moment, I barely knew her, and I expected her to say no because of it. She chose to say yes, and everything changed for the both of us really.

I could talk more about some of the choices I've made in my time (Just did a little there), and I might do some other time, but for now, just think about some of the small choices you've made, and what came from it. Hopefully you'll make the choice to keep reading, and stay classy.

Oh, if you did ask a question yesterday, be sure to check back for the answer if you haven't already.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Questions And Or Answers

First off I left some reply comments to yesterdays post, I think if you were that interested in a reply you'd have subscribed to them, but eh, I'm whoring myself out. Some other conclusions were made in the comments, might be worth checking out just for that lol. Okay, on with todays post, in which I cop out of making a post.

A while back I read a Q&A post on someones blog, and thought to myself "Hey, I could do that, but wait. I don't have that many people that read my blog, and they might not have anything to question me on, so hmmm". Well in the past week or two, my blog has gained more readership, more views, and I've discussed things people might have questions for me on.

I'll probably do this again some other time, and then again, and then again, so much so that I can make an FAQ page lol, but for now, is there any questions people have for me? You want my thoughts on something? Whatever it is, feel free to ask me here, if it's my thoughts on something, I might even turn it into a blog post, and I promise to credit you in the post for being the cause for it to be created. Although this does mean if people don't like the post, they're more likely to attack you than me lol.

I will answer and all questions within reason, and maybe even some of the ones that aren't, as I just can't resist asking questions, so go nuts! Don't forget to subscribe to comments for the answers though!

Monday, 29 August 2011

A Trilemma

First off, a trilemma is like a dilemma but with three things, not two. Now that's out the way, this is one of the most famous trilemmas ever.

  1. if God is unable to prevent evil, he is not omnipotent
  2. if God is not willing to prevent evil, he is not good
  3. if God is willing and able to prevent evil, then why is there evil?

Yes, I tried to hide it with the title, but I am going to to talk about God again. There are three things you need to know about God:

1. He is omnipotent, he is everywhere at once
2. He is omniscient, he knows everything
3. He is omnibenevolent, he has an infinite capacity for Good. I guess you could call it all forgiving.

The fourth thing to note is that there is the existence of evil. People say that the existence of evil means that there is a doubt in God, but, this is not true. God knows everything, and he has an infinite capacity for forgiving, and if he is everywhere then he clearly knows about the existence of evil. 

So, why is there still evil? Because God knows that there must be evil. God accepts evil. Think about it for a few seconds, when did you grow the most as an individual, as a person? Was it when everything went your way? No, that made you complacent, it was when you went through hardships, you went through a lot of bad stuff, and you came out a better person because of it. I've been through a lot of crap in my life, but it made me who I am today, and I thank God for that. I might not thank him for all the shit he put me through, but I thank him for who I am.

If God knows everything, it's fair to assume he knows a lot more than we ever will, it's fair to assume that he knows stuff that would blow our minds, and it's safe to assume the existence of evil is one of them. When things stop going wrong in your life, congratulations, you've achieved the pinnacle of your perfection, at least, until you need something more, and more hardships come your way.

My basic point is like Satan in South Park says "There can't be good without evil so it must be good to be evil sometimes"

Damn I should be a philosopher. 

Oh, BTW, I'm not trying to convert people here, I'm not interested in an Atheist vs Christianity fight. I'm not even Christian, I'm Agnostic. Although looking up what an agnostic actually is, it doesn't define me. It's someone who neither believes, nor disbelieves in God. I just have views on God that differ from every religion I know. Maybe I should just start my own. So yes, I'm not a Christian, I'm not an atheist, not really wanting a huge argument in the comments, and I'm not really an agnostic either it seems. It was simply my intent to solve a trilemna and make people think. Whatever your views on God are, they're yours, and you have every right to them :)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

You're A Heart Attack

First off all, no I've not had a heart attack (yet) nor does this post contain any heart attacks. The keen eyed among you may have noticed that today is a Sunday, the rest day, but I say "Screw that" and so update. Anyway, the even keener eyed among you will remember that I normally post a song on a Sunday, and today shall be no different. Okay there were times it wasn't on a Sunday, and once I even posted two songs, but oh well. Does eyesight even affect memory? O_o

So, here is today's song. It's Heart Attack by Darren Hayes, of Savage Garden fame. Once I got over the breakup of Savage Garden, I started to accept that the world was still okay, and life was still worth living, because Darren Hayes was still going, and he still sounds just as good, if not better. He also looks pretty damn good too, but I'll try to avoid going how I did with Bryan Adams. Anyway, you want the song right? Or not, either way, here it is

Huh, seems weirder and weirder each time it hits me that as well as liking intense metal, having incredibly long hair, and hating rap with a vengeance (not all of it mind) I still like happy soppy pop like Savage Garden and Darren Hayes. And boy do I like them!

The man. The myth. The sex-God.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

To Do Or Not To Do

For once I'm going to blog about current affairs in my life. For those who don't remember (or weren't around back then) I said some while ago that I had applied to college, and that they had told me that I more than likely would not be getting in. Guess what? I actually got in!

But see, that's where the problems start. I don't know if I want to go anymore. I considered it enough that I had applied, and sure, I had meant to go in if I got in, but I also expected to be able to get a ride there from my dad, as he was supposed to be getting laid off before or over the summer, but he still has his job (this is not a bad thing, I'm not that evil I'm going to complain that my dad has a job). But he also has the car less now anyway because my brother is always using it now he's passed his test, and it's cheaper to just make him a named driver on my dads car, as my dad doesn't use it for much anyway, and he has a bus pass. He's quite happy to keep using the bus. But this means I have no rides anywhere. Well, very few.  If I'd applied for my drivers license a few years ago like I almost always did, this probably wouldn't have been too much of a problem.

But as well as not having a ride, I'm also in a worse mental state than I was before. I honestly do not remember the last time I left the house on my own. It's good enough to say "You can just catch the bus, it'll be cool", but I'm not good with buses, I don't like them, and I'm not good with being outside in general. Seriously, it's like the guy who applied isn't the guy who's going to get the chance to go.

The next problem is fees. My dad says he's cool with the fees, but I'm not. He's paying for my sister to do her own A-levels, and buying one of my nieces her supplies for her GCSE's. Add my fees onto that, and it just seems like too much, but the fees are too much for me to pay alone. Even if I payed them off in chunks, I have no guarantee I'll have the money at the time I need to pay. I mentioned yesterday that the little paycheck I earn from this is, well, little, but it's also sporadic.

Now that I have the opportunity, I don't  know if I can take it, and honestly, I'm angry at myself, for doing this. For refusing to take chances that are offered to me, for coming up with excuses as to why I shouldn't take them. I refuse to leave my comfort zone, and it's my own damn fault.

I also planned to be in better shape, but things have gone pretty bad on that front too. It's hard to work out when you're a poor shut in. It's hard to stick to a good diet when you're a shit cook. I don't know what to do anymore really. I should do this, no matter what it takes, but what if I fail? What if I go through all this just to see my dad lose out on money? That will kill me. If it's true that your thoughts going into a task are what decide if you fail or not, then let there be no doubt that I will fail. I've not even tried and I've failed already.

When I applied in the first place, everything was a sign that now was the time to do it, everything seemed to be going my way, but now everything seems to be going wrong and saying that I shouldn't go. Except Jesse, who just went through something very scary to her, says that if she can do that, I can do this, I need to man up, and remember that I'm stronger than I've ever given myself credit for.

God I feel like shit.

If anyone's interested I was going to study psychology, sociology, and history. Why did I say that in the past tense? Why "Was", not "Am"? Damnit. I have until Tuesday to make a decision, and I really don't know what to do.

To be honest I think I'm going to go. I can't back out of something just because it's going to be harder than it was. It just means I have to confront this shit, and be a man about it. Maybe if I keep telling myself that enough I will in fact man up, call the college, and ask them to enroll me.

I'm all over the place huh?

Friday, 26 August 2011

A Post A Day Keeps The Puns Away, Or Not.

I try my best to do a post a day, even when on holiday. I also seem to be one of the few (I know of at least) who do it except for when the blog is focused on a specific thing. IE, gaming. There is gaming news every day. Although I have just found a blog where there's another guy that does it, and he's been doing it for some time, so I hope I can do it for at least half a year too. I thought today, I should maybe go into a bit about my reasons, and as per usual for one of my posts, it will deviate from the original point possibly quite a bit.

The first reason is that I have no job, I do quite little during my day, mostly due to mentality, I'm not just really lazy. So taking some time out to write a blog post or two does fill up my days, and knowing people do read it, and reading comments, that picks me up, and makes me more likely to be productive. For me, this is my job, I earn a little bit of a paycheck, it's not much, but it's something, anything will help. I have no income besides the little I make here, and part of me wants to give it all to my dad for being patient with me and taking care of me in my time of need, and pitiability. I would like to earn enough for me to be able to say that this is my job, but for that I need more followers and readers :)

Second is that I don't like to look at my statistics and see I got no views for a day, it's painful enough to look and see I got 20 despite having 100+ followers(though thanks to Reddit that number has gone up!), again, why I differentiate between followers and readers, although some of the people I consider readers only check every few days, but that is cool. It could just be that the topic I covered that day didn't interest them, it could be that they were busy, it could have been any number of reasons.

Third is one related, again, to all the webcomics I read. Alright I mainly read one nowadays, but there used to be two or three that updated every day. I liked to start my day by reading them, and I'd like to be that for someone. I'd like to think that someone out there is checking me every day, typically when they get up. Although I actually update at midday so it's only really people in timezones like America who can read me first thing. Either way I would just like to think that someone is checking my blog every day of their own volition, because they wanted to.

So yeah, I see this as my job, and I want to make something good of it. I want to do the best I can for the people that read me, and I like it when people read me. I'm essentially like the girl who shows her boobs on the internet because she likes the idea that people are fapping to her. Also, NO, I will not be showing any parts of my body any time soon, and if I did, you would not be fapping to it.

Thursday, 25 August 2011


Me and a friend were talking about mistakes, and she asked me what some of mine were, and well, there are too many to name really. So expect depression all around as we look into what are some of my mistakes. I'll have to stick a song at the end or something to stop people killing themselves after reading this.

I have made a lot of mistakes. I don't like to make promises I can't keep, and the main way I came up with that idea, was to make promises I didn't keep. I even promised to wait for a girl once, and then I found myself going with another girl. Needless to say it almost destroyed our relationship. It did for a while actually, but she came to forgive me, though she did make it clear that there would never be anything between us.

It actually gets kind of worse too. The girl I did get with, things didn't go well, she was insisting to me that I break it between us, because she just couldn't be committed, she couldn't confine herself to just one guy. And me, being the idiot that I am, refused to let her go. I don't like being alone. I don't know how I've managed it for as long as I have now, though Jesse says that she misses the days I had a new girl every week lol. I'm on pretty decent terms with both girls now, but I almost lost a good friend, for a girl who didn't want me to stay with her, or did but couldn't allow herself to. I also almost lost another good friend of mine over her, because she wouldn't talk to me because I refused to end a doomed relationship because I didn't want to be alone.

Girls are going to be a recurring theme here. I'm a very "beta" male. I get attached easy, and get taken away with difficulty. I've wasted my time with girls who choose someone else over me, three times actually, you'd think I would have learnt after the first time, after what that did to me, but, nah, I didn't. The first time was with my first girlfriend, Luci, but I really don't regret what happened with her, or I'd like to say that. For a few months I was incredibly happy, I was loved, I had friends, and I was in a very good frame of mind. Sure, it was destroyed, but I can't deny that it happened. No matter how much she hurt me, or what happened after, I'm happy that it happened.

That's the general lesson I want to teach with this post. Mistakes are a necessary, and big, part of life. Some mistakes shouldn't be made sure, but if they are made, then make sure that you learn from them. Make sure that you don't repeat them. There are a lot of mistakes to make, and most of them are actually fun to make. I also recommend trying to avoid waking up next to one. It feels good to say that I'm glad what happened with me and Luci happened. Before everything went bad, I hadn't been that happy since my school days with Jesse. After school we just kind of drifted apart, and didn't get back together for 2 years. Before me and Luci broke up actually we had considered our future, we were both putting our lives on hold for eachother, so I think really one of the biggest mistakes I've made is that I'm still putting my life on hold, I'm still not growing, not changing. I have a good personality sure, I like to think I know how to treat a woman, and I'm a "nice guy", but I have a very flawed body. You can say looks don't matter, but when your looks are destroying your spirit and shattering your confidence, they sure as hell do. I'm working on it, but it's a slow arduous process that seems to be getting scuffed at every turn.

Anyway, I promised some kick ass music to make up for all the baww crap I just posted, so here it is.

Whether you love or hate wrestling, you have to admit, some of those songs are awesome. Remember the lessons that I tried to share here, enjoy the music, and I shall see you all again tomorrow.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Midweek Motivation

Alright yes I kind of stole that name from another blog, but I felt that after my depressing-ness of yesterday, I might as well spread some motivational cheer this time around. So without further ado, let's get on with the show.

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, and forget about the ones who don't. And believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it, if it changes your life, let it. No one said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it"

Normally people just shorten this to the last sentence, or they just aren't aware of the rest of it, but I, my friends, am far from normal. It's a good thing to keep in mind, all of it is.

"You are fine exactly as you are. Your curves, words, flaws, strengths, thoughts. You don't need to change, you aren't ugly, fat, stupid, or worthless. You are you."

I think given the tone of this one, it's centred more at the ladies, but we can all take something nice from it. I kinda wish someone had said things like this to me when I was younger, and even now actually lol, it's one of the reasons I do this segment, to say to people who might need it, what they need to hear, I know what it's like to either not have someone, or be unable to talk to them, so I try to be the person you can talk to, who is there for you.

"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself"
Don't worry about who you are, you can change that at any time with enough willpower. Stop trying to find yourself, and get round to creating yourself :)

Hope this cheers you up slightly after the wrist cutting fest that yesterday turned out to be, and hope you're still alive to read this actually. Have fun and stay classy.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Worst Week Of My Life

Don't worry, I've not had a bad week. Or maybe I have. Anyway, I have actually been feeling a little down lately, so I thought I would share with you one of the worst weeks of my life, which was the week I went skiing with my school. I mentioned in a reply to a comment that I did this, and I think I mentioned that I actively refer to it as the worst week of my life.

I'll try to make this a little fun so as not to totally depress you and make you not want to come back, but we'll have to see how things go. Also, this was about 6 or 7 years ago, so my memory may be a little sketchy, again, we'll have to see.

So here goes. At first I actually didn't want to get on no plane. I originally signed up to go on the bus, but it turns out I was the only one who chose this option, so I was forced to take the plane. I don't mind planes, it was a financial issue. Oooh listen to me sounding smart. Anyway. The plane journey and what not were actually fairly uneventful, at least, I cannot remember them.

When I got there I found out that, of course, I would be sharing a hotel room with 3 other guys. These guys were, in the simplest of terms, assholes. These guys were my main tormentors for the week. One time they actually locked me out of the room, on the balcony, the BALCONY. Not on my own either, but with them, while a lot of other people were in the hotel room watching and laughing at me. I'm terrified of heights, though I do like a good view and a good balcony actually, but still, at that time, I was mostly terrified. The main way they tormented me was to creep up behind me and make pig noises in my ear. If I'm honest, to this day I still cannot stand to hear a pig noise, which is kind of bad cos one of my nieces loves Peppa Pig. It's a weird ass kids cartoon here, don't ask.

There were two good things there though, one was the small games room in the hotel, where they had arcade games, which I was alright at, until the Italian kids came up and stole all my credits. I don't know the Italian for "Get lost you little shits" so all I could do was stare in disbelief. The other was an actual arcade with a bar, where I wittled away many a euro. It also seems that the legal drinking age is 13. I had one beer once, and then threw the bottle at someone who was pissing me off. They said I was drunk, but I clearly wasn't if what I drank on my holiday didn't get me.

It also turns out I majorly suck at skiing. I can't remember how much skiing I actually got done, I just know it wasn't much. In an effort to show that they didn't all hate me, the people, if you can call them that, pooled their money and bought me a private skiing lesson. I think that was really the only time I did much skiing. I spent a lot of time in my hotel room watching Italian TV shows.

One time I actually got so mad at the bastards in my room I did actually go after one of them, and it took two people to hold me back, I'd like to think it would take more these days. The adults weren't very fond of me either. I'm not sure why but parents don't like me. Although at least this time I did earn it, saying the woman needed her beauty sleep. I was, and still am, a sarcastic little shit. It goes back to the first time I stayed at a guys house, which is another story, which I might just tell. Anyway, yeah, the adults didn't like me either, and boy did they hate it when at the end of the week I got a medal for my skiing, because I hadn't done jack shit.

I hated that week, I hated the people I travelled with, I hated skiing, but, I couldn't help but fall in love with Italy. Where I was, in the mountains, it was really gorgeous. There was amazing views, and it amazed me how it can be so bright and sunny, but still so cold and snowy. I love snow. Except for when we were sledding, and I fell off, possibly injured my arm, and then one of the adults said she injured herself pulling me up to my feet. Good job I never hit a woman. Anyway, yeah, the trip itself wasn't so good, but Italy itself was awesome. It's just a shame I never did get to buy that hunting knife, for some reason I was old enough to, but I didn't have the monies :(

Normal, hopefully funner and happier service, will be resumed ASAP.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Good As New

This might be old news, or might have been discussed many times by other people, but I felt like bitching, so bitching I shall.

This post, if I can make it long enough for me to deem worthy of being put up, is about game developers and their hatred of buying games pre-owned. You know, because they're asses.

This was brought about by reading that a game called RAGE is going to have a pass where you get it if you buy the game new, that unlocks some features you won't see if you buy the game pre-owned. Alright, this is kind of fairer than some other schemes people have done, but it's still douchebaggery of the highest order. If you're going to stop people from buying games pre-owned, just to make a few bucks, or whatever the currency in Hell is, then you're just going to increase piracy, you can't stop the pirates, but by making people who normally wouldn't pirate, pirate, because they won't or can't pay full price for a game new, then you're certainly helping them win.

I've never had much money, the last time I bought a game brand new was Fable 3, and that was because A) I pre-ordered it and got it pretty damn cheap, and B) I split the price with my brother. I rely heavily on pre-owned games, and I'm not the only one. I like going to my local game shop, where I can buy a game for £2, I did in fact go there and buy several games I wanted but couldn't find anywhere. Because they were that old.

Pre-owned games are a necessity, at least to me. They allow people who normally wouldn't be able to afford games a way to buy them and not turn to piracy, they allow people who have bought games to make a few bucks themselves if they don't like the game, or just want to make some room, personally though I wouldn't sell a game, even if I knew I'd never play it again. They allow games to live on as long as people are taking care of them. They're a good source of money for the people who are selling them, like game shops who maybe hit some hard times, I've already mentioned individuals making some money.

In short, I rely massively on pre-owned games, as do a lot of others, and I, for one, would like to see their continued existence. And yes, I'm aware that RAGE made me RAAAAAGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and yes, I mad.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Live To Win Until There's Thunder In Your Heart

Seeing as I didn't post a song last week on my usual time because of the holiday, and having too many things to write about, today will have a double feature of music! So enjoy, and remember, I don't own these songs, have no affiliation with the artists, and am only embedding them.

The first is one you may recognize from South Park. By far the best thing to ever come out of KISS, it's Live To Win, by Paul Stanley

This song is on my workout playlist on Youtube, and it really belongs there lol. If this song doesn't get you wanting to start WINNING then you aren't one of Charlie Sheens secret children. That dude clearly exists outside of time and chooses his own age, like the Barnacle.

The second song is Thunder In Your Heart (the post title makes sense now huh?), which was featured on American Dad, so again, might be recognised, but it was originally from the movie Rad, as far as I know. This song makes me want to watch that movie really. Anyway, this is also on my workout playlist, and again, damn it belongs there. Enjoy!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Saturday Midday Motivation

No, this isn't a new segment, or a new name for an old segment, it's just that this week the motivating happened to fall on a Saturday, and all I could think of was "Saturday Night Fever". I really shouldn't be that old. Anyway, on with the proverbial song and dance that is quotes, motivation, phrases, and what not.

"I feel like I need everyone else way more than they need me"
Sometimes I think like this, sometimes I don't. I help a lot of people and there are a lot of people who might feel they need me, but there's also a lot of people who I need, and who I would be nothing without.  I probably shouldn't think that way, that there will always be me even if it's just me, but eh. I'm tired.

"If you don't understand my silence, how will you understand my words?"
This one can get ya thinking a bit. I've probably thought this without realizing it before, and it hits home with me.
"Everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay, it's not the end"
I really like to say this to people, I think it's one of those that I had also thought of, or at least thought of something similar. If you want some things I came up with myself, then check out some of my very earliest posts, which includes my first post to this effect, and it has OC.

"There's always a little truth behind every "just kidding". A little knowledge behind every "I don't know", a little emotion behind every "I don't care" and a little pain behind every "It's ok"
Ahhh now this one really did hit me deep. The people who really know me often ask me what's wrong if I just say "I'm fine" or "I'm okay". I mean, sure, there are times when I'm genuinely like that, but I'm also secretive enough with my thoughts, emotions and problems to never talk about them, and so they ask just in case. Usually just asking me get's me to talk about it, but that's because of my complete inability to not answer questions. I love questions.

And as a special treat, a fourth one! Normally I only post 3, so as to preserve my collection, but things lately have really made me say this a lot more, or at least think it, so I think it is come for me to share it.
"Be the difference you want to see in the world"
Don't spend all your time complaining about how things should be different, be different yourself. If you find yourself thinking that people don't know how to raise their kids right, then make sure you raise yours right, if you think that people are throwing away their votes, then make sure you don't throw yours away. If there is something you wish to see changed, then try to do it, try to become it, yourself.

See you next time!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Ranting, Raving, And General Lunacy

Someone who used the email widget to email me (yes someone actually did that, I'm as shocked as you are) and they said to me that they like to use their blog to vent, to get things off their chest, it's one of the joys of strangers. I would do this myself, but I made the fatal flaw of sharing my blog on my Facebook, which my family and co-workers have access too. In essence the people I could moan about are the ones who can read it lol.

I could go into details of how I'm not that great a person despite listening to the problems of anyone I just met, and never giving up on them even long after everyone else told me to. But, again, these are usually often intimate things that I don't want people I know to know, if that kind of makes sense. Though I do like to get my heart out there, to build up a better sense of connection and comaradary. I feel that you'll be more willing to be constructive in your criticism, and support me better, if you knew me better. I guess if it's any comfort to me at least, when I've been a dick I generally tell myself "Look, you're being a dick" and stop it. Or at least admit to what I'm doing.

I know I've bitched and ranted about other things, and good of me for that, but eventually I'll run out of things. I also don't want to become the very thing that put me off blogging in the first place. I've always wanted people to know my opinions on some things, but I've also seen a lot of people who didn't really need their opinions heard. You know, the kind of blog run by a 13 year old girl and it's essentially "OMG WHY DOES EVERY1 SUCK BUT ME! SERIOUSLY LOOK AT MY ASS, LOOK AT IT! I WILL YOU TO LOOK AT MY ASS AND AGREE EVERYTHING BUT ME SUCKS! EXCEPT FOR WHEN IT COMES TO MY BOYFRIEND LAWLS IM SO RUDE".

I really do loathe becoming everything I've always hated, and that kind of person is something I refuse to become, despite already becoming several things I've already hated already. Just because I have an opinion on something (and I have a lot of opinions) that doesn't mean people want to hear them, or will appreciate having to read them.

I've read some blogs I genuinely love to read, even if it amazes them that people do like it, and there are people who genuinely like my blog, but I've seen too many trash blogs, and I have too much fear. But I've also come across a lot of trash blogs that I haven't held too much interest in.

This post ended up being about many different things lol. In short, I don't want to bitch about the people in my life because there's a chance they'll read it, I don't want to bitch about myself, again for the same reason, and I sometimes don't want to offer my opinion on other things, for it may not be wanted, and I'd hate people to think of me what I think about most teen girls on the internet.

Okay that sounded wrong on so many levels, enjoy that thought, and I'll see you next time!
Oh and for some reason I made a little reddit button appear that now I can't disappear despite removing the script for it. So I haz a question. Is there a way to get the reddit button to appear on posts on it's own, or do I have to copy and paste the code each time? Which is a somewhat annoying task.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Can You Dig It?

Upon much shouting in my general direction, I've now got a Reddit account, and a Digg account, but I don't really know what to do with them. I've added buttons for people to Reddit this stuff, or Diggit it (which also include links for sharing on Twitter and Facebook (hint hint)). Is that all I have to do? Do I have to let Digg and Reddit know this is my website, or do I just have to click some buttons?

With SU it seemed pretty simple. I just submit my site and other people do too, and then people press a lovely button that allows them to Stumble and randomly end up here, it has happened I've seen my referral stats lol. Anyway, it seems slightly different with these guys. These guys don't have something like that, so I can't really understand how they can increase traffic that much, but hey, I'll take even just one more visitor a day.

Like I said in my sidebar yesterday was a pretty good success. I got some new followers, a good amount of pageviews, and for once even broke my quota. I'm not sure if going in to what my quota is could breach some terms of service so I'd better play it safe. But suffice to say, yesterday was a pretty good day for me, and my little chair by the fireplace in the internet.

One last note on Reddit and Digg, is it pretty much the same as SU, but just that I need an account to be able to submit stuff to them? Although that is true for SU too basically, can someone explain Reddit or Digg to me, and possibly click on the little buttons you can now find under the globe to your right? At least one person said they would do it lol.

Also yes, I'm aware that yes I kind of copped out again without a real update. Eh, I have some good ones coming up, really I do!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

I've Been In This Country For The Past Two Months

First off, the title is a reference to The Simpsons where Bart is in France. Second, Around this time last month, I celebrated the fact that I had been blogging for a month, and this time this month (right now!) I am going to celebrate the fact that it has been 2 months.

Why you ask? Well, why not really. Plus it gives me the chance to ask you guys to do things for me, mwahahahahaha! Well as well as blogging for two months when I was first worried I wouldn't even last a week, I've also managed to put a post up every day, even when on holiday, for the past month. So I consider that also something to celebrate.

I do plan to make this the last time I celebrate an achievement in the longevity of the blog until I hit maybe half a year, or a full year, if I do. I would consider that a massive achievement, especially if I could keep up making a post once a day. If I managed that I think my head would explode. Just which one is a fun way for you to pass your time.

Anyway, on to doing things for me. I'd just appreciate it if you could share your favourite post (or just the entire blog >_>), just clicking the Stumbleupon button would help a lot. I feel kinda bad asking that because on some sites I go on, mostly webcomics, the authors would often ask on their birthdays (it's not my birthday until next year, I have to make do with this) for people to do that, that just telling one person would be an amazing present for them, but I never did it, mostly because I never really had someone to share it with, although I would still share my favourite ones on Facebook for Jesse to see, as she is about the only person who checks my Facebook, and me hers. I see people that get like 40+ comments per post, and I wouldn't mind me a piece of that pie lol. I have 100+ followers but so little views. It's why I like to differentiate between followers and viewers. That and not everyone who reads is a follower...yet.

So yeah, share it if you can, and here's to another four months together before I throw it in your face again that I survived that long. If I do survive.

Oh, and, once again, maybe look in the archives, you might find something you like that you didn't notice before. It's a lot easier to ask people to do that when I only have 80-something posts than when I have 800 lol.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Matrix Has You

I watched all 3 Matrix movies over the past 3 days, I don't really have the attention span to watch more than one movie, especially from the same series, in a day. Anyway, I know these movies are old, but hey, I just re-watched them, so I'm talking about them now. I share the same thoughts that most people seem to when it comes to these movies. Matrix 1 = awesome, Matrix 2 = good, but not as good, Matrix 3 = WHY? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?". Alright, it wasn't THAT bad, but hey, it was the third one, and I wasn't paying a great deal of attention.

I'll try and talk a bit about the franchise as a whole, as well as the movies if I can, but for now, it is movie time. These movies are most well known for really changing the way special effects work, and they either created, or at least pioneered "Bullet time". While this is a pretty cool effect, it can get kind of annoying sometimes when things are slowed down just so the guys that did it can get off to it, or things are slowed down too much. Like in the second movie, which starts with a very slow motion bit with Trinity jumping out a building and laying some shots into an agent, later on in the movie, this scene happens again (the first time was Neo seeing what could happen) but the slowdown is exactly the same, everything is, and I just find myself thinking "Yeah, we've seen that, this movie is over 2 hours as it is, maybe you shouldn't deliberately extend it, kay?". I can understand wanting some slow motion, there was a lot of action, and it would be a bit tricky to keep up with it at full speed, but that was too slow.

These movies are very good still though, especially the effects, which I just spent a good half paragraph bashing, but they do look good, and the Wachowski brothers, the creators, are some of the few people to realize that good effects does NOT equal good movie, it has a pretty good script, and a pretty good story behind it as well as cool effects. The slow motion really does come into it's own during fight scenes as well, and for a movie that contains a whole lot of guns, there's still probably more hand to hand fighting. The fight scenes are absolutely amazing. Especially the final fight between Neo and Smith. But try as I might, I still can't understand the ending. I even read about it, about what happened, and I still go "WTF? Nahh".

Either way, still good movies. Another downside of them though is Keanu Reeves. These are the movies that really defined him as an actor, I seriously cannot state another movie that Keanu was in, but they defined him as an alright actor, but not the best there. I think the guy who played Morpheus did much better. I loved the speeches he gave and just all the cool stuff he came out with. Whereas Keanu tended to speak in a monotonous voice and his face barely moved. I call this Star Wars Syndrome, everyone remembers the stunning performances of Harrison Ford, and he got much better jobs, than the main actor, Mark Hamill, who was at least pretty cool, plus he does excellent voice over work. There was actually a kid at my school who looked just like Keanu Reeves, he even had the jacket, we did actually call him Neo. Even though he'd have left school by now, I hope the nickname stuck lol.

They also spawned some pretty good vidya games. I loved Enter The Matrix, which was essentially telling the story of the Matrix through two of the lesser characters, although I guess you could call Naiobe a main character after her work in 3. Either way, it was a good game. Path of Neo was pretty good too, but not as good as it could have been. I also sadly never got to play The Matrix Online. I think I didn't learn about it until after it was closed. Shit sucks

Anyway, to summarize, the Matrix has you, and damn it's good.

Also let's not forget Animatrix, which, again, is something I've seen very little of.

Monday, 15 August 2011

School's Actually Not Out For A Few Years

Well while I was on holiday I did do some writing after all, because I saw on the news that the school leaving age in England has risen to 18. Well, it will rise in 2015. I knew that the Government had been discussing this, but I didn't know they'd actually gone ahead with it. I'm out of school already, so it won't affect me, but I can still have an opinion on it, and I do, and now you're going to read it, or possibly not.

I'm not that fond of this, and I'm not just saying that because I had a bad time in school...okay mostly due to that, but I can make some good points. The main one being that I, as have and will have a lot of other people, a bad time at school. I had some good times too thanks to Jesse, but she had it a lot worse than me, a lot worse, if it weren't for the two of us getting together at dinner and going on walks I don't think I would have made it.

There are people who just are not suited to school, who are just not going to learn anything and keeping them there is just detrimental to the people that ARE there, who do want to learn stuff, such as me. I think I've mentioned before my GCSE history class, where I was the only one who went to learn. I did manage to pass the course though yay. But still, it would have gone a lot better if the idiots in that class were better behaved themselves.

I think if we really do go through with this change, and it seems we most definitely are, then we need to make some other changes. We need to give teachers more power. Corproal punishment? (physical punishments such as caning) Possibly, if that's what it takes. At the very least we need to give teachers more power. Kids are not scared of them, at all, and while it is partly down to their parents not putting a respect of authority in them, it is also because they have no power themselves. You can keep me in detention? So what, I can stab you, but you can't touch me, so who do you think is going to win? Some guy at my school actually pushed his teacher down the stairs, and then went down the stairs and pushed him down them again cos he didn't reach the floor. Although I actually support that guy, the teacher made fun of him for being gay. If you don't stick up for yourself then it's not going to get better.

We also need to change the way school works, because like I said there are people who aren't interested in school work, so we should introduce more trade schools. If we're going to make school mandatory until 18, there's nothing that says it has to be an actual school. There are people who would rather learn to do physical work, such as car maintenence, welding, building work. If we did this then we'd also have more people who do this kind of work. We've seen a rise in people who are in jobs that do involve a high level of English and maths skills, IE lawyers, bankers, doctors, the kind. But we don't have much in the way of say, builiders and plumbers. Which leads to everyone complaining that we have a lot of immagrants doing that and we'd rather the job went to British people. I think part of this is just because that not many people are going into that line of work.

If you're going to make education mandatory until 18, then here's something I propose. At 14 have a wider range of GCSE's, and then at 16, have people pick one or two college courses to go to, again, with a wider choice. Don't make academic schools mandatory to 18, bring in more trade schools, specialist schools.

You might think I'm a bit conceited after this, a bit pretencious, the kind of toff bastard I profess to hate (Bastard means child born out of wedlock, that's not swearing!), or like I'm some kind of high class piece of crap, but I'm not, I just like using big words and coming across as smarter than I am. I'm still not toally poor, but I am for from rich, and as Jessica will tell you, I can be pretty no class at times.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bit Of A Holiday Write Up

Might be a bit late, but here is a bit of a write up of my holiday. Originally I had planned to keep a journal over the week, but I did find myself pretty busy, and when I wasn't busy, I was half dead. Very not up to writing. 

Things didn't get off to an amazing start, but like Jesse said, holidays always start and end stressfully, it's the bit in the middle that has to be good. And like I said, nothing makes you need a holiday than going on one. My jeans ripped just before we left, when everything else was packed, and like I said before, I have very few clothes, in fact I only have 2 pairs of trousers now, there's a rip in my other pair, and it's covered in cat hair which refuses to come off. My sister was nice enough to get my jeans repaired, and now they are holding together alright, they haven't broken again at least. I do plan to get some more clothes now I have some more money, plus I'm going to a wedding next month so I REALLY need new clothes.

When we did manage to get going, we had to pick up the aforementioned sister on the way there, and when we got to her street, we went down, then all of a sudden CRASH. The giant minibus we were in (I can't really say a nice thing about that machine) had managed to take out a wing mirror on a car. Fair enough, it was partly the cars fault, because that was the only car we hit despite hitting several, but still, it's never good to hit a car. 

I did a lot of walking while we were away, so much so that my body is still sore from it, I went to bed with sore feet, and woke up with sore feet. I think it was mostly the shoes though, because I wasn't sweating much, I wasn't under much exertion, and I seem to have somehow gained weight despite thinking I was watching what I eat. When you're trying desperately to lose weight, it really, really, sucks to think "Damn, I must have lost a lot of weight" and then realise that you gained weight. Anyway, that's maybe something else for some other time.

One thing I attempted to do on holiday was get drunk, which is possibly where some of the weight gain came in. Let me just say this now, I did not get drunk, I drank more than my sister's boyfriend and my brother (sis wasn't drinking) and they got pretty drunk, but nah, I was fine after a few minutes. It was a placebo effect, I told myself I could let go, it was the booze that was doing it to me, but even then I didn't fully let go, I still thought too much, so I wasn't drunk. One day I drank 4 shots and a glass of wine, which should have put me on the floor, and the day before that, I drank 2 shots, a glass of wine, a pint of cider, and two bottles of alcopops (essentially pretty weak beer, having 1 unit a bottle and being 4% but they taste nice) which definitely should have put me on the floor, but after some slight movement troubles, I was fine, and didn't even have any kind of a hangover. So if you want to get me drunk, be prepared to be spending a lot of money.

I went on holiday with £50 a day, fully intending to kick back and have some fun and spend a lot of it, but I'm back from holiday with £100 still in the bank, and £20 in my wallet, which is where the money for clothes might be coming from. I'm also considering giving it to my dad, in fact I've already promised it to him lol, but my first paycheck from Google is due soon. I've read the rules, I'm allowed to tell you I earn money and even how much, so Google, if yall read this, don't ban me for that, it shouldn't be against the rules. Pweese? And even though it is less than I have left over from holiday, it is enough for some clothes.

I got a bit sick one day, and I lost a lot of sleep, still not sure why, and even more unexplainable I have two bruises on my left arm, and I really have no idea how they got there. But they are very tiny, and not really pronounced, they'll be gone in a few days or so. But I did still manage to have a lot of fun, I saw a magician (I LOVE magic) and I got a few glowsticks, a bubble gun, and saw someone do the Time Warp in the dark using glow sticks, this being a dream of mine somehow. All of which leads to the conclusion of I'm seriously gay. I'm so gay there's a flux of straightness in my vicinity. I'm not actually that gay lol.

One final bit of "Awwww f**k" came on the way home, when the woman we hired our caravan from called us and said that it was in a pretty dirty state. I left that caravan thinking it was pretty clean. I even hoovered the beds! I kind of wish I had said to her "Look, if it's going to take you an hour to clean it up, I suggest you put the phone down, and start cleaning, call back in an hour, I still won't care then. We're leaving with a lot less money than we had, and you have a lot more, you still have what we gave you. We left that place pretty clean, if you think it's untidy, fine, clean up, but don't act like it's the end of the world". Sadly I didn't get to talk to her.

One slightly fun thing that happened on the last day is that I was left behind about 3-6 times. I think my family were trying to tell me something lol. I would be doing something, look around, and they were gone. The first time it happened was when I stopped to buy Jesse a present, but that was okay cos I did it voluntarily, my sister pointed out the general direction I could find her, and I did manage to find her at a sweet shop eventually. I bought myself a big ass Toblerone, which I took a picture of, that doesn't do it justice, it's massive, and while I was buying that, off she disappeared lol. I couldn't find her, so just went back to where we first went into the market, and tried to call her, but my dad called me, said he'd found her, and asked where I was, and we eventually got back together. Later on at the amusement park I bought something from the gift shop, which ended up being defective, and I went into the shop to get it replaced (It was replaced with something that worked for a few minutes then died -_-) I'm pretty sure I told someone I was going back in, I went in on their suggestion anyway. I turn around, they're gone. I couldn't find them, but I knew my dad and sister had separated, and knew where to find her, so went on a quick trek to her. Then after that at the amusements, we were watching my sister's boyfriend and my brother play pool, and I went off to play a game, and I looked up, and they weren't gone yet, but they were leaving, I'm kind of lucky I died not long after that and I was able to catch them up. I can think of three instances of it happening but I'm kinda sure it happened more.

Other than a little baby getting sick I think that might be about it.

The Toblerone, resting on my foot (I'm pretty sure that's all my foot, I'm a shoe size 11)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

I Predict A Riot

Alright, yes, the riots have already happened, but I didn't have the internet to get this up, so oh well, you'll have to deal with it. In case you've been living in a rock this past week, then there have been a fair few riots, and I'm writing this after the third day of rioting, there could be a lot worse things happening before I get this up, I'll edit as necessary if I can.

At first I wasn't really going to write about this, I try to bring smiles to peoples faces and show the not so bad side of the world, but hey, the world can be a very bad place, very bad indeed. Plus some good things did happen that I wanted to talk about, so it's better to talk about everything.

First off, the riots themselves. They've mostly been centric to London, but they have stretched to other places as well, inlucding Liverpool and Birmingham, and, trying not to sound like a pretencious asshole, was mostly done by the working class scum known as "chavs". Not every working class person is a chav, the only reason I don't consider myself working class is because I don't have a job, and people would say I'm pretty well educated and could easily get above the so called "poverty line" if needed. But it is warm down here. It's typically warmer under something. My brother who is in pretty much the same circumstances as these people, he has no job, and it doesn't seem too likely he'll get one one, he's been let down time and time again by the government and has problems with them, much like I do, has said he wouldn't riot at all. When he wanted a PS3, he saved up for it, and bought it, when I wanted an Xbox 360, I saved up for it and bought it, my brother even has a pretty good TV, the kind that was stolen, did he steal it? Nah, he saved up for it, and bought it. Sure, there are a lot of things we want, but we're willing to save up for them. I have 3 outfits, I have very few clothes, I'm not about to go out and steal some.

There are several "reasons" behind this stuff. The main one is that it kicked off first of all over a mam being shot by a policeman, and people wanting answers. They staged peaceful protests that turned into riots like the one over students tuition fees, and people thought that could be it, but then the next day it went down again, and then last night (as I said I'm writing after the third night) it seriously kicked off with the violence reaching to other parts of the country.

There was a lot of fires and a lot of looting, and some people are saying it's a bunch of pissed off anarchists, people are saying it's just a bunch of looting scum doing it simply because they can, and they want money and goods they wouldn't normally be able to have. Other people are also saying that it is a disaffected youth, the youth have nothing to look forward to, EMA is being cut, tuition fees are rising meaning less people can go to university and there's a lot of stuff happening that really damages the youth.

All of these are factors involved, and it's more than likely a mix of all of these groups, but the main focus is on the anarchists setting fire to things, and the thugs looting and attacking the cops.

I hope that by the time this does go out, that the police have been armed, or the army have been brought in, they've mentioned that the police might get rubber bullets tonight, which would be a good start. I've seen the videos and mostly the kids throw things at the cops, then run off when the cops come towards them, let the cops get them from a distance and it will help. I've also seen the police being really soft with them, don't be soft, hit them and THEN threaten to hit them. No mercy or quarter has been shown to them, they should show none. Although I will admit that it is good of them, to not lower themselves to that level, and to remain higher than the thugs could ever be. Although really after I wrote that, everything calmed down, there was no more really serious stuff, and over 1600 people have now been arrested. I think this was the major factor that stopped stuff going down, no matter what anyone says.

I wanted the Government to be afraid sure, I wanted things to change, but this doesn't bring about the right level of change, and I don't want to be fearing for my own life, and especially for Jesse and her girlfriend, who live near Birmingham, but she insists that there's nothing worth stealing where she is so no one will bother. Stay classy! (The riots did eventually reach her and though I was worried for ages, she did stay safe, and classy)

There's more than enough out there about all the bad things that went down, and everyones opinions on the people that did it, so I'll just cut to the good stuff now. That would be the masses of people who still went to work in case they were still needed there, trying to get on with life as it was, but most of all, the people who took to the streets with brushes. Who went there to clean up the mess, and get things looking nice again. And to Boris Johnson, one of the only politicians I like. He went out there, and the people chanted at him "Where's your broom?!", and you know what he did? He took out a broom, and then he made a speech, saying thank you to all the people who went out to clean up, saying that they were the true face of London, of England, and not the rioters. He was sure as Hell right, and he deserved the huge cheer he got for that. I'm not sure if he did actually or will actually stick around to clean up, but he has done some good things, he's even prevented a theft. Sure, he's done some things we don't agree with, but he's a pretty good guy, and most of all, he's honest.

The people who cleaned up, the people who wanted to help, not destroy, those are the people we should focus on, not these assholes that have been ruining everything for everyone. All of England is NOT your target, you aren't trying to bring about change, you aren't trying to do what's right, you're trying to be an asshole, so I guess you succeeded.

Thank you to everyone who did clean up, who pitched in, and who was awesome, and legen-wait for it-DARY!

A slight thing to add on on this, the 11th August. I didn't get to watch all of it, but I did see most of what "call me Dave" Cameron said in the houses of commons about it. Well, I heard all of what he said, but not all the questions. Anyway, the point that I was going to talk about. Davey boy said that he had considered banning social media if people are going to use it to organise riots or whatever. This is A) Pointless, B) Stupid and C) Mornonic. You couldn't do this even if you wanted to, and if by some chance you could, well they would just use other means to organise and get together, even if you take the internet off of them, word of mouth will come back. I think the main reason China gets away with censoring the internet is that all the people who really care about not having it have bypassed it. The internet cannot be cenosred, once something is on there, it does not go, there are a lot of people who've learnt this the hard way.

Don't ban the social media, don't ban facebook, or Twitter (I even heard that he wants to ban the sale of Blackberrys), moniter them if you have to. That way you can find out what they are up to and not oppress anyone. Consider it Online CCTV. I'd like to see people riot after turning around a corner and seeing 16000 coppers waiting for them because they've been monitored so people know where they are going to be and at what time. If you continue to push people down, continue to oppress them, then they will hit back, and hit back harder because there will be more of them.

I'm not a fan of internet censorship at all, or any censorship really for that matter, but that would be an issue for a different day.

Like I said, I wrote this over the course of several days, and I did a quick re-read before posting it, so it could still be slightly out of date really, so bear with me on that one.  

The Honeymoons Over

Well, that's it, holiday is over, so I just that for today, I would simply tell you the languages I used for each number.

On the first day I used en, which, Google assures me, is Swedish for 1. Maybe I should ask Lina lol, she's been helping me with some Swedish lately.

Second was deux, which was French, not that obscure, I expect a lot of people got that.

Third was tre, which is Italian, and apparently, Swedish (again) for three. Also one of these days I'll learn to spell apparently right. Even when it's written correct I spell it wrong -_-

Fourth was patru, which I hope was a lot more obscure, this was Romanian for four.

Fifth was viisi, which should be the Finnish word for five.

Sixth was alti, which I actually lost and then found. It was Turkish for six

Last but not least (I never got why teachers said that all the time) was sete, which was Portuguese for seven.

If I got any of these wrong, you'll have to accept my apologies, as I was using google translate, which has gotten me some mixed translations before. How many did you notice the language of?

Friday, 12 August 2011

Holiday Day Sete

Again I used an obscure language for the number. Well, here we are, Friday, the last official day. Man I hope I get drunk today. I don't get drunk easy. I'm not too fond of the taste of beer other than cider and alcopops (something I'm constantly ridiculed for) and they don't have much alcoholic content. They say when you're drunk, you can't taste it anyway, but I've never been that drunk. I think shots might be my only hope. For tiny things they have a lot of alcohol, and are quick. Anyway, todays treat, and maybe the last one, is some more quotes. I couldn't resist guys!

"Move on. It's just a chapter in the past. But don't close the book, just turn the page"

"Though no-one can go back and make a brand new start,anyone can start from now and make a brand new end."

"I always wonder why birds chose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on Earth. Then I ask myself the same question"

I hope you've enjoyed your week as much as I hope I've enjoyed mine, I also hope I got away with being such a major attention whore, but I just didn't want to leave you guys alone. Anyway, Normal service resumes ASAP.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Holiday Day Alti

Thursday is it? Hmm, only today and tomorrow left. I come back on the Saturday after I leave. Which is horribly confusing as somehow if I count the day I left as day one, and the day I arrive home as a day, it somehow equals 8 O_O Watch, here's proof, or it's proof I'm actually wrong.

Saturday=1, Sunday=2, Monday=3, Tuesday=4, Wednesday=5,Thursday=6,Friday=7, Saturday=8. Although when you count that I won't be doing anything on the Saturday I come home, and possibly the Saturday I arrive, my holiday was at least 7 days. I think I learnt why this happens in school, and I was awesome at maths, except algebra, it always confused me how a letter could be a number, but after so long out of school I've forgotten ^^ Anyway, here's your treat for today.

A song by Fry and Laurie, awesome British comedy, about kicking ass. I would say about how most Americans seem to think Hugh Laurie is American, but I did too at first, and I was shocked when I learnt, despite seeing him in Blackadder well before I saw him in House, I just never recognised him. What matters though is that he's gold in human form, he's just amazing, and so is Stephen Fry. Enjoy! Again, copyright to the original owners, I didn't post this video, I'm just embedding it.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Holiday Day Viisi

Okay, we're up to Wednesday, or hump day as Americans call it. I just want to point out how disappointed I am by Hump Day first of all. It didn't mean what I thought it meant :( For me EVERY day is hump day ¬_¬

Anyway, I have another video for you today, this time of the wonderful show Whose Line Is It Anyway (The US Version). It's a round called Hollywood Director, and it's seriously funny. Not the funniest I've seen from this show, but fairly damn funny.

Enjoy, and once again, copyright goes to whoever owns the copyright. I didn't put this video up on youtube myself, I'm merely embedding it.

I also recommend checking out some more of Whose Line. Great show

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Holiday Day Patru

Major props to whoever can guess what language the number is today. Even I had to just double check. Anyway, I know I said I would try to deviate from quotes at some point, so I'm going to try that, for your viewing pleasure today, I present an awesome video that will hopefully blow your mind as much as it blew mine.

Copyright goes to it's respective owner, if applicable.

My head almost genuinely exploded when I watched this for the first time lol. I actually have a real love for magic and the like. Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Holiday Day Tre

By now you might have noticed that I'm changing what language I use to say what number day it is. Some are going to be obvious, some maybe not. Anyway, what day of the week are we actually up to? Monday? Damn this might be harder than I thought. I'm not one for giving up though. Usually. Here you go for today.

"Don't like gay marriages? Don't get one. Don't like drugs? Don't do them. Don't like abortions? Don't have one. Don't like sex? Don't have it. Don't like your rights taken away? Don't take away other peoples."

Hmm, that was shorter than I thought, have another one free of charge

"When I was five years old my mum told me happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I waned to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assigment, I told them they didn't understand life"

Better. I seriously love both of these anyway.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Holiday Day Deux

Well, this is the second day, and I have no idea what I would be doing today really. Hopefully getting some writing done while I have free time, but I'll probably be wasting my time lol. Anyway, for today, rather than saying a famous quote or what not (for things I came up with, see some of my earlier work, they're awesome) I thought I'd share with you what one of my friends said about me

"You are special. You have an amazing ability to make people feel better, you have a sweet personallity, you are a good friend and accept people for who they are, you don't judge. You understand people in a different way, you are kind and caring. You are one of those cute guys. And those guys are hard to find these days. "

Lina darlin, I doubt you'll read this, but thanks, it really meant a lot when you said that :)'

Yay for friends!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Holiday Day En

Obviously I can't tell you how my holiday is going, but here's what I expect to have happened. I'll have spent nearly 3 hours in a minibus with my sister, my brother, my sisters boyfriend (almost wrote my brothers boyfriend then O_O), my dad, my sisters 3 kids, and one of my nieces from my other my sister, her boyfriend, and my brother smoke, and the minibus is strictly that's going to be a fun trip! Thank Zeus for iPods and books.

Anyway, here's your little fun for today.

"The most beautiful people we know are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have fought their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitiivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen" - Elizabeth Kubler Ros

Remember to have fun, and keep an eye for those truly beautiful people. I may be gone, but I'm making damn sure I'm not forgotten lol

If you happen to be an Englander, and in Skegness, keep an eye out for me, though you have no idea what I look like, and I'll be hiding in my caravan until the sun goes down lol.

I Fixed It!

Okay, posting twice in one day, again, I know I know, get the stones ready. Plus I'm supposed to be on holiday right now, my dad is fetching the minibus so I will be soon. Anyway, I just wanted to quickly let you know that I brought back inline commenting, and I found a way to fix it. Just click the little link under the box that says "Subscribe by email" unless you're posting something you simply know I won't respond to, or check the post again later I guess lol. Anyway, that little link has the same effect as clicking the box in the pop up window, so now we have no pop up windows, and we still have replyable comments. Gryt you were wondering whether to have replyable comments or not, and said the main downside was pop up windows, well there, issue resolved ^^ See you all in a week! If I survive that long without the internet >_>

Friday, 5 August 2011

Holiday wooooo!

I'm actually writing this like a week in advance, but I leave for holiday tomorrow (If you're reading this when it goes out >_>). I'm expecting to be packing or what not today, so I probably won't have time to blog, hence getting it out early....who am I kidding I have 3 outfits, that won't take long to pack lol.

Anyway, unlike the other blogs I've read where people go on holiday, I won't be leaving you, I'm going to still set up daily updates of random things, some quotes, maybe a song, or just something I came across but had no real reason to post.

I'm an attention whore, spend a week without me and you might just forget about me lol. I'm going to have comments disabled for the week, I know I have them under moderation already, but hey, playing it safe won't hurt. If you have to say something to me that badly, there's a form to the right that will let you contact me, but I won't be able to reply till I get back, more than likely.

I'll be gone for a week, so expect real blog posts to start up again on the 14th August. I leave on the 6th. So I hope you enjoy this time as much as I hope to, and I also hope I manage to survive a week without the internet lol.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Sorry To Post Twice In One Day

As the title says, I am sorry to post twice in one day, but I've done some tweaking, and now I can reply directly to comments, thus meaning that I can engage in proper conversation. The only downside is that I cannot rely on responding to comments to cover up a days blogging, as I do insist on posting every, damn, day. It gets tough sometimes, but so far I'm making it.

Anyway, if you're interested in doing this tweak for your blog is one of the places to go learn how to do it, but they all give the same way to do it.

Also, it means that now comments will be done in a pop up window (sorry!) but it is the only way for you to click the box that emails you if I comment back, and I do advise clicking the little box, unless you want to be checking posts to see if I left a reply (though that'll build traffic, do that one instead!)

So yes, I did a slight re-design there Neon :P But am yet to do a proper redesign, I kinda like the way it looks, and I've tried messing around with other templates, with bad results. So if you have a suggestion, then feel free to leave a comment as to what it might be.

And of course, click the little box that says you want email notification when you get replies :P

Also please note that yes, this does mean other bloggers as well as myself can comment on your comments, so play nice folks!

Wooo I Really Am Not A Sexist

This is just a reaction post to my sexism post. I was going to say I was out of ideas yesterday, but I did find something to cover me until my holiday next week, and hopefully while I'm gone I'll either do some writing, or rest up enough from writing to have got over the block and be kicking ass again. Okay, on to the reactions.

A Beer For The Shower Said
I'm all for feminism too but I agree that some of it can be a little one sided; as you stated, the Russian rapist woman who's now a hero. 

Also, I drive a fast, bright red sports car... but I also drive a big, old, crappy family sedan... so do I have a tiny penis, or a gigantic one...?

All signs point to you having an average length penis. I do agree with you but I just had to say that. Congratulations on your penis. And on having 2 cars I guess lol.

SoreLosersGaming said...

I have to agree. There are so many double standards when it comes to things like sexism and racism. Some of the stuff that I read about leaves me with my face dangerously close to my palm. Eugh.

I agree it goes into racism as well, but really there's no way to go into that without being called a massive racist. Which, again, I'm not.

Shockgrubz said...

Take the amount of time that women around the world have been oppressed. It will take at least that amount of time to erode the double standard.

It shouldn't. If a friend of yours pisses you off, you move on and you be friends again when it's clear they know what they've done and they're sorry. It shouldn't take that long to make things back to normal, women have been repressed for quite some time, if it takes that long for the double standard to go away, then when it's gone the men will kick up a fuss, and we'll have women being called sexist when men aren't. If we truly want to live equally, we need to stop the double standard, drop the bullshit, and accept that times have changed. If you want to keep up this double standard, then I'm sorry, but we will never have equality.

Generally Disgruntled said...

I agree, and that provision passes over. Equality is a good thing between genders, but that double standard exists in western society because of how repressed women have been over the years. But, that thing about the Talk? Really pisses me off. Because at it's core, if you are about gender equality, it's not about a man having his dick cut off. It's about a person being mutilated.

Damn straight! Refer to the reaction above for a more full reaction.

So, thanks for being understanding guys. And girls I suppose. Can girls read? Does a kitchen even have an internet connection? I'm kidding, I'm kidding. I don't mean it, that's why it's not sexist, it's about context. As a guy who was bullied for over a decade, I can tell you it's about context. The people who called me a fat f*** meant it, the girl who left me after cheating on me and then spent a lot of time bragging to me about how her new boyfriend and her best friend were pounding her 24/7 while high on weed, meant it. Those people who say I'm not bisexual I'm just greedy, they mean it. At least I don't really mean it, and if someone did take me too seriously, I have the decency to apologize for my actions, beg forgiveness, and try to make it up to them if I can. So yes, if you were offended by anything I've just said, my deepest apologies, I really meant no offence.

Until we can sit back and laugh about it, it's going to be a problem. Yes, men did a lot of shit, but we've moved on, if you don't, then you'll just be stuck in the shit times. Covered in shit. I can understand wanting revenge, but if you treat us like we treated you, then well done, you've become everything you hated, you've become the new men. Flawless victory!

Meh maybe stuff like this is why I don't have a girlfriend, but as any girls who know you will tell me, I'm the sweetest kindest nicest guy you could hope to meet.

This was supposed to be the end of this post, but there comments on some other recent posts I had to react to, first off from my post about TCAP

Generally Disgruntled said some pretty good points, and while I would like to copy and paste the entire thing like I normally would, it was about the length of a blog post itself, so check it out or this page will take a while to load lol. To be honest, I completely agree with you. I have slightly controversial views on paedophiles, the main one being that locking them up does nothing. Some of them CAN be rehabilitated, but sending them to prison, where even the murderers treat them like crap and call them monsters just makes them a lot worse than they could ever have been. Usually it is calling themselves monsters that does push them over the edge, make them find a child, and go that far with them. There are really people who do just have a moment of weakness, and we should be helping them, not demonizing them. Some of them know what they've done is wrong, and want help, but know if they even tried to find it, then nothing good would happen to them. I would agree it is a pretty gross misuse of information, and sometimes it is, but there are people I've seen on there that have actually made me sick. Still, without any kind of help, with only further demonization, they are not going to be getting better any time soon. I don't respond to response posts, or I try not to, if you want a discussion that's what the email thingy over thar is for ----> In short, you make some wonderful points, most of which, I agree with.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Organ Donation

I did find something in the news to talk about, which is this It's a story that says that now drivers are going to have to specify if they want to be an organ donor or not. It's going to be at the start of the registering process for getting a new, or replacement license.

I'm kind of for this and I'm kind of against it. On the one hand, awesome, it will increase organ donation, and to the people who are organ donors, I say thanks, and good job kind sir/madam. Have a drink on me...wait don't actually, people might need that liver. Was that a joke in poor taste? Possibly.

It seems that they did try this in Illinois in America. Whoa it's not often I actually say something for the benefit of my non-American readers, but now the UK is the top of my viewers list again, I have to play to the crowds. Anyway, it did cause an increase in organ donation, so it does seem to be a success. It's also a much MUCH better scheme than assumed consent. Which is where you have to opt out, you don't get to opt in, you just have to opt out. Anyone's who's ever assumed anything will tell you that it's a bad idea to assume lol. It'd be fun to stand in front of a judge and say "Well, you see, she didn't say yes, sure, but she also didn't say no. I assumed consent. Awwwww yeahhhhhhhhhhh". Alright, that's an incredibly far fetched idea that probably would never happen, but hey, you have to be extreme to get heard.

I personally don't want to be an organ donor. Call me old fashioned, but when I die, I want to be buried, in one piece, in an awesome suit, and flame decals on the coffin so I can "Ride into Hell in style". While I would give my organs to a family member, or someone I really cared about, probably, I wouldn't want them going to a stranger, and when I'm dead, if you want my organs ask me nicely while I'm still alive.

Anyway, one last time, if you have signed up to be an organ donor, well done, thank you, and I hope you never have to actually be one. But hey, with the advances on stem cell research these days, we won't need organ donors, as they can just grow organs, and then I can begin some of my operations.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Take a seat right over there

This blog post is about the fantastic, sadly no longer running show, To Catch A Predator, or TCAP to save time and space.

For those of you who don't know, TCAP was what it possibly sounds like, it's a show where they try to get people who try to solicite sex from minors on the internet by teaming up with the fantastic people at Perverted Justice ( I normally wouldn't post a link, but I really support these guys, and hope they don't mind the link. Go PJ!

These people are pretty messed up, and I would recommend you don't look at the PJ website, or watch the show if you can't bear the thought of what these people say to kids, I'm watching one right now, and they mentioned that the chat log was actually too graphic to say on TV, they aren't wrong, I've read them myself.

It's presented by the man with the most lovely voice this side of Johnny Depp, Chris Hanson. He's really an amazing guy, and I miss him. I sometimes wish I had NBC just so I could hear him whenever I wanted. Anyway, back to the actual show itself.

The show was cancelled after it had done 12 investigations, I haven't seen them all myself sadly, but the ones I have seen, are good, and it makes you happy to know that people like PJ are doing what they do, as they've kept going long after TCAP stopped, and still get people convicted this year. They've had over 500 in their entire run.

Despite the good it did, and how much it really did help people by bringing the problem to their attention, and striking fear into the hearts of creeps online, making them fear the Hanson, they had a lot of problems. The main one, and the one that caused their cancellation, was the case of a man who was caught on TCAP, and barricaded himself in his home, and subsequently killed himself. A member of his family sued NBC and blamed them for his death, and Hanson himself was in trouble about it. He was accused of telling the police to go to the mans house, because even though when they go to the sting hosue, they're arrested, he didn't go to the house, but his chats were considered so graphic and bad, that they wanted him arresteed anyway. After a standoff, like I said, he shot himself.

I really don't think Chris Hanson, or TCAP, or NBC was to blame at all, it really was totally his own fault that he killed himself, and he made the choice himself. His sister really had no right to sue them, and it's a real shame this show isn't still going.

Chris Hansen did say a few years back though on Facebook, that after doing some more things, they might go back and do some more, and I really wish they do, but with 2 years with no news, I don't really think it's coming, as much as I wish it would :(

I've been on these chatrooms myself, seen this stuff first hand, and I really wish I could get the cops involved. I'd love to work with PJ one day, they really do great work, and I wish they keep going for as long as they can.

Remember folks, keep your children safe, but also trust them, if you cling onto them too tightly, and secure them too tightly, they yearn for more freedom. It's a two way system. The more you try to protect them from something, the more they want to find out what's so bad about it. You have to let them make their own mistakes, so that they can learn for themselves, just be there for them, they do, that's what they want more than anything :)

Go Team To Catch A Predator, led by the might Hansonator!


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