elementalhero: NO PANTS (ξナルト | precision f strike)
Oh, Bleach.

Bleach.

Bleach.

Why do you do this to me?

i don't wanna be friends )

Oh, and by the way, you stole this arc's founding idea from Yu Yu Hakusho. Like everything else that was ever good in this series. Maybe that goddamn says something.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (ξstock | i am the lord your god)
I have an anecdote from my first summer working at the library.

It was a sunny day, midsummer. A woman walked in, someone I recognized by face as a member of my church. I had no books to shelve, and so struck up a short conversation with her as I checked her books out. I don't remember if I got her name. I don't remember it in any case, as I am notoriously awful with names. If my memory serves, she asked something like what books I had read recently. I told her I had read The Stand, by Stephen King, in all its one-thousand-page-plus glory.

She said, and I will never forget the offhand way in which she said this, as if it were completely normal and non-heinous, "Oh yes, I remember burning that book once."

I flinched as if physically struck. I remember my mouth working for a couple seconds, like a nutcracker with no nuts in it. But, I asked, but why would you burn it?

She gave me a look as if I had asked a childish question. "Well, because it was evil," she said. She took her books, her apparently fine, non-evil books, and left, not in a mood or anything. As if that was a perfectly normal conversation to have.

I felt disquieted and jacked-up for the rest of the day.


When I told a friend about it after my shift was over, explaining it almost in a blank daze, I remember saying, over and over, that it wasn't even that she was a member of my church that disturbed me so much. Nor was it even that it was a book by my then-favorite author. Or the fact that she was denouncing a book in which light triumphs over the forces of ignorance and darkness as "evil."

No, what disturbed me the most was the fact that she seemed so okay with the concept itself. Of burning a book. Any book. She had told me it was at a large book-burning. Like a party. I didn't know they existed in a civilized world.

The only sentence I remember saying word-for-word was a simple one. One I kept repeating to myself, once I had triangulated the purest, most naked form of my disquiet and horror.


"Books are not for burning."



Keeping those five words in mind, my thoughts on the Dove Church's movement for this September 11th should be crystal clear.

But just in case they aren't, have this video:

elementalhero: NO PANTS (ξstock | ink is running toward the page)
I am about to say three words. Before I say them, you should know this has nothing to do with the actual content of the The Girl Who ____ books, because I never wish to read them, based purely on the awful pain and suffering I have endured on their stupid account. I am sure there are many people who enjoy them.

That said, those three words are:

FUCK STIEG LARSSON.

Screw his stupid books which have become stupidly popular in a stupidly short amount of time. Screw the awful-grade paper they are printed on, which jams the machines and slices my fingers into mincemeat. Screw his stupid relatives, who have pushed his unpublished manuscripts into being published because his will stipulated that they'd get all his assets which includes any future book royalties. Screw their obnoxious naming convention that makes their titles obnoxious to say whenever we glance at the schedule and moan, "shitfuck, we're doing The Girl Who Clusterfucked the Mass-Market Paperback Industry again." And screw his boring, tasteless, paper-dry writing style, which I had to stare at for a whole week about a month ago while I was trapped on the automation line, hating my life and waiting to die from some sort of tragic foot-pain-related condition.




...That was building up inside me for a while. Sorry.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (ξcg | it'll be your own torture)
My sister needs to take her shower before goddamn midnight.

I work for eight hours a day. She screws around for eight hours a day. I deserve the bathroom with the hot water when I get home. I think asking her to goddamn bathe earlier than I get home is not an unreasonable request.


Sigh. I hate making two angry posts in a row.

ickkkk

Sep. 4th, 2009 11:55 pm
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Naruto [keysmashing])
-_-

I wish people would quit puking in my hall.

Especially the people that come over from the substance-free dorm to party here and then vomit on everything and leave. This is the third time.

*completely over this*
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Default)
Things that tick me off:

People who think that a movie is shit if it isn't word-for-word like the book.

People who can't recognize a glorious work of art when they are privileged to view it.

People who are buzzkills.



A more positive review comes tomorrow.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Naruto [DO NOT WANT])

ganked from [livejournal.com profile] redbrunja :

Rant meme: Give me some suggestions, and we'll see what sticks. It's like a drabble meme, only with rage.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Itachi [bloodshed])
Okay, so I don't really watch iCarly on a regular basis.  But I do tend to enjoy it when I see it.

They premiered a new one-hour special just now, entitled "iDate a Bad Boy."  And I enjoyed it...until the primary conflict surfaced, namely that Carly's newfound "bad boy" (who wasn't even all that bad) collected "Pee-Wee Plushies" (or something equivalent to Beanie Babies).

And that was a BAD THING.

None of his characterization changed, just he was suddenly undesirable because he did something that was UnManly.  He was still as hot (the main thing that made him desirable in the first place), still as artistic, his dialogue was still as amusing...but Carly could no longer stand him because he collected cute things.  She even bought him a power drill, and reacted with disgust when he said he'd use it to make display shelves for his collection of cute things.  This was played for laughs.  And when he confronted her after overhearing her make fun of him behind his back, and asked her to give him a straight answer about breaking up, she zoned out imagining his cuddle buddies (or whatever they were) talking around his head.  He had to say, "You know what, this isn't working," and walk out, because it was obvious she wasn't respecting him.  He looked upset.  And it was presented as the desirable end to the conflict.  She didn't even care.

I, I don't know why I care so much, but that made me so very upset.  Carly's usually a good, sympathetic character.  I don't even know why they would present such an awful message like this.

Just perpetuate the double standard, Nickelodeon.  Go right ahead.

(P.S. SPENCER WAS ALSO AMAZINGLY AWESOME.  I only wish some of his best scenes ever weren't wasted on this upsetting special.)

ugh

Feb. 13th, 2009 04:42 pm
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Itachi [bloodshed])

WORST DAY EVER.

I was not allowed by my mom to skip on my Senior Skip Day.  So I was a loser and had no friends all day.

Then I did crappy on a Physics test.

Then my balloon car got thrown out by the janitors, so no extra credit.  Which, yanno, could have helped with that test.

Then I had a diet bar for lunch.  Yum.

Then I had the ending of And Then There Were None spoiled for me while I was reading it.

Then I got my period four days early, ruining one perfectly good set of underwear and putting me in a shitload of pain.  I get cramps so bad that my ankles ache.

Just, I hate everything right now.

The only good things about today were playing pickleball (a fusion of tennis and pingpong) in gym and reading the week's manga chapters.  ULQUIORRA IS THE MOTHERFRACKING BATMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN~~~~~
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Itachi [bloodshed])

I have about forty thousand things to do for school in the next four days (break?  what break?) and I'm afraid of going to college and I'm afraid of not going to college and I can't even think properly anymore and everything is awful all the time and they had better not take LJ away from me.

*f**king cries*
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Itachi [bloodshed])

So, apparently Dumbo is filled with racist undertones???!!!  My childhood illusions have been completely shattered!  Not that Dumbo was ever even close to being my favorite Disney movie, but still!

Discuss.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Itachi [bloodshed])
I'm hyperventilating.

I have to write a persuasive speech with SOURCES and VISUAL AIDS in one hour.  On the No Child Left Behind Act.  Under the influence of less than four hours of sleep.

*hyperventilates*
*cries*

I had to write this stupid essay, and it took me all fracking night, and I'm constantly running on empty and doing things at the last minute, just trying to stay afloat with my life, and oh yeah I also have calculus homework to do, and physics, and an outline for English, and a story for Creative Writing, and

FK THIS ALL.

EDIT: MAKING UP SOURCE NUMBER ONE, KTHXBAI.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Itachi [bloodshed])
 Does anyone on my f-list play softball?  Anyone?  Because I'm going to feel like I'm talking to a wall here if not.

elementalhero: NO PANTS (Sasuke [chidori])

I haven't done a meme in FOREVARRR~  So I'm doing one now!  I stole this from.....geez, like, everybody.  :D

List ten pet peeves you have and why.


THIS IS A FUN POST!  I TAG ANYONE WHO HASN'T DONE IT YET~
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Urahara [urg])
FRACK.  STUPID LIVEJOURNAL.

Even with a false birthdate in the system, I am still being barred from areas of the site.  SPECIFICALLY, I am trying to join ths Stephen King fanart/fanfiction community called [profile] after_the_king, which, you know, would be good for me as I now have four contributions for said community.  But LJ is being a dillweed and telling me I can't go there because...

"ADULT CONTENT.  NO USERS UNDER 18."

...

Okay, thanks, Big Brother. 

Does anyone know how to get around this, short of starting a new account and lying about my age?  I don't really want to; it's just so frustrating because I'm close to 18.  Just not close enough, evidently. r
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Default)
I really really hate people who go out of their way to post comments on anime videos solely to spoil the rest of the series for others.

On the other hand, I'm kind of proud that one of my loony Vampire Knight theories was correct. 
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Harry [angry emotastic])

America's Next Top Model.

I fxxxing hate this show.

It creates such a visceral reaction of disgust in me, I consider myself lucky not to lose control of my dinner and hurl it back up all over the screen.

SHUT THE HELL UP, TYRA BANKS.  AND SHUT THE FRACK UP, ALL OF YOU WHINY LOSER BEESHES.

I could write a long treatise on the societal and cultural reasons I have for utterly despising the show with every fiber of my entire being, but I don't really want to.  I'll just sit here and try to keep my head from exploding.




I am being passive-aggressive by posting this, as my younger sister (not the one I like, the one I loathe) loves the show and is playing it RIGHT HERE NEXT TO MY HEAD AS I'M TRYING TO WRITE A ROUGH DRAFT OF AN ESSAY ON THE FRACKING RED BADGE OF COURAGE.

Argh.  And oh, great, I can't turn my default type size back on.  It's either this or one step up to extra-small, which is slightly larger than my usual font size, just enough to bother me. 

elementalhero: NO PANTS (Harry [angry emotastic])
Dear parents:

Okay, here's the deal.  I missed an assignment in a class and turned it in a day late for half-credit.  I got a bad grade in another class, but I redid it for seven points added to my grade.  I did my best on that one.  And I failed to ace it.

I'm not perfect.  You two know that.  You tell me you know that.

What you fail to realize is this: I don't want to be perfect.

I spend time on the Internet because I enjoy it.  That doesn't mean I'm slacking off.

I genuinely forget things.  I genuinely screw up sometimes.  But I always pick myself up and resolve to do better.

You give me lectures and you tell me that you're so disappointed in me.

If I lived my life solely the way that wouldn't disappoint everyone, I'd hate myself forever.

I'm not doing well in school for you.  I'm doing it for me and my future.  So if you think that punishing me will make me do better, I'm insulted that you assume I wouldn't be disappointed in myself and resolve to do better on my own.  In fact, I'm disgusted that you seem to think so low of me.

And if I do badly on an assignment simply for failing to fall within the cute little box of state standards for education?  I don't care.

I've stopped caring.

You tell me I'm so smart that I could do anything I wanted.

What would you say if this is what I want?
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Harry [angry emotastic])

MKHLNK HJKSHKSITJSJHKBJIDSJFHSJ HJA-------------KEY-SMASHING.

SO MAD RIGHT NOW.  THIS IS A CAPS LOCK POST.

OKAY, SO SATURDAY I WENT UP TO NEW YORK TO SEE "WICKED" ON BROADWAY.

AND.

THE FXXXING STAGEHANDS.  WENT ON STRIKE.  LITERALLY THAT MORNING.

SO MY SHOW WAS CANCELED.

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASTARDS.

AND THEN MY LITTLE SISTER TOOK THAT AS AN EXCUSE TO BE SUPER-EXTRA BITCHY AND "I'M SO DISAPPOINTED" AND "THIS IS ALL I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO" AND "WHY DON'T YOU PAY ATTENTION TO ME I'M SO ANGRY AND SAD" AND "WAAAAH".  LIKE THE REST OF US PLUS MY TWO AUNTS AND MY MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WEREN'T JUST AS DISAPPOINTED AND ANGRY AND CERTAINLY NOT AS EMOTIONALLY IMPORTANT.  HAVE I MENTIONED I HATE HER?

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH.  STAB.  STAB.  STAB.

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