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Students’ Strike! (With More Points Than a Students’ Spare)

I guess these students can really SPARE some time to STRIKE, because that’s what they’re doing in this stereotypical rainy Vancouver afternoon.

Want to know what I’m talking about? CBC has an article here. Really, just search up ‘British Columbia student walkout’ and you’ll find hundreds of articles on it. However, after my five minutes of sleuthing, CBC’s article seems to be the most unbiased.

As a student in the BC public school system that has witnessed th-oh fuck I can’t type formally, here, let’s inject some much-needed CAPITALISM

I am a STUDENT in BC. Many of my fellow students WALKED OUT of school TODAY at 2:00, two hours before THIS POST was posted. Unfortunately, I did not, even though I just sat around and did NOTHING in my final block, and I would’ve been more productive SKIPPING school and WRITING this post at HOME instead. However, I did not SKIP school, and neither did I go to the PROTEST.


Because I’ve done my RESEARCH, and I don’t BELIEVE in this protest.

What is the protest saying?

The ORGANIZERS say it’s to encourage mutual RESPECT between the government and the TEACHERS. Yet, that’s not what the STUDENTS are thinking. They’re thinking that it’s to promote EDUCATION by paying teachers MORE and easing class composition ISSUES. That’s not the point of THIS protest; that’s the point of the TEACHERS’ protest.

We’re already PAST the point of bargaining. Teachers are striking to make a POINT, not because they actually BELIEVE that the government will give them a pay raise this year. No, everybody (except the STUDENTS) know that the strike is going to FADE AWAY, the BCTF’s going to accept NET-ZERO, and not even government’s Bill 22 (which will STRIP teachers of their RIGHT to STRIKE) will pass. In effect, it’ll end in an IMPASSE, with both parties WARILY agreeing to a contract that NOBODY WANTS.

And nothing can change this, anymore. Not even a PROTEST. My English teacher once said that protesting is useless; the important part is creating a SOLUTION. Yet, currently, she’s PROTESTING, and her solution? “Give us more money!”

Towards the actual issue, I’m AMBIVALENT. Both sides have COHERENT arguments and UNDERSTANDABLE reasons for what they’re doing. Yet, neither side is willing to RESPECT the other side. I cannot approve of EITHER. You guys know I’m telling the truth, because I always tell the truth on O-New. Besides, we’re a pretty OPINIONATED blog, and we’re NOT AFRAID to show that we HATE J.C. STAFF, a position that has alienated me from FLARE, that other blogger on O-New who never blogs. So, we have no reason to HIDE our opinions, and when we SAY we’re neutral, we MEAN that I’m neutral. Yes, I’m too lazy to replace all the ‘we’s in those sentences with ‘I’s. Maybe you can help me do that, and be my ears and ‘I’s. Ha ha ha.

At least, the teachers, by striking for three days from Monday to Wednesday, leave me with an effective five-day-weekend, extending my science fair project (which was originally due Monday) that I haven’t started’s deadline by five days. Furthermore, after a final Thursday and Friday of school next week, it’ll be a two-week-long Spring Break… =3=

In summary: I don’t have a better POST to POST today. This alliteration should sum things up pretty CONCISELY:

Currently, crazy Canadian countrymen cannot co-operatively compromise.

Oversight, in Hindsight

‘Hindsight is always 20-20.’
– American proverb

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A Critical Critique of Critics’ Criticisms

Originally, this was extremely long and rambling – now it’s completely stripped of useless words (‘the person’ becomes ‘his’ as a gender-neutral pronoun – ‘he’ is not a specific person).

No images here (it’d be lazy to use random pictures, and it’d take effort to use a comedic out-of-context picture), so it’s a rather short post.

Criticise on»

[C] The Money of Soul and Possibility Control Half Season Review

How long has it been since I last watched this?! Sigh, I wonder if I’ll have anything to write ab-







its name is c but it has no name
(funny thing is, [C] actually is noitaminA’s 26th show)

I can’t even understand what/why I noted»

2011 Summer Anime First Impressions

Hah, I’m not too late, am I (Dantalian no Shoka was just released)?

Wiping’s something she forgot to do

The joke is ‘until your memories are wiped away’»

Buyuden 16

This post is actually going to be more of a post about cyberbullying and how it affects people rather than cyberboxing and wait, what’s cyberboxing

sidnet top part»

Two Short Thoughts

I had some metablogging thoughts bubbling in my head for a while, so I’ll let them out.

Firstly – about blog and blogger ‘deaths’. The situation online parallels the situation ‘in real life’ almost mockingly. When a blog disappears without notice, the blog dies, and the blogger (if he disappears too) ‘dies’ as well. The community as a whole feels a sense of loss from the loss of the blogger, for very selfish reasons – they can’t read any of his posts anymore, they can’t talk to him about things anymore, he’s just gone. However, he isn’t just ‘gone’ – he’s gone to ‘real life’, where he could be suffering in agony, or celebrating in joy. The community doesn’t know, because it doesn’t matter – if you can’t confirm something, why worry about it (I’m going to paraphrase Rintarou a lot, aren’t I…)? Either way, the community is sad that he’s ‘dead’.

Now, in real life. A person dies. People who knew him feel a sense of loss, also for very selfish reasons – they can’t receive any of his contributions (maybe he was a teacher and he taught really well; maybe he was a programmer and his games were really fun; maybe he was a doctor and he saved a lot of people) anymore, they can’t talk to him about things anymore, he’s just gone. However, he may not be just ‘gone’ – he may have gone to the Afterlife, where he could be suffering in agony, or celebrating in joy. The people who knew him doesn’t know, because it doesn’t matter – if you can’t confirm something, why worry about it? Either way, people who knew him are sad that he’s dead.

Alright, moving out of that sombre topic.

What style of writing do you prefer? By you, I mean everyone in the community, generally, and by style of writing, I mean opinion-pieces or discussion-pieces. Seeing as I never write editorial (or at least, meaningful ones) posts, this is more about all the blogs out there who do pump out many of those.

An opinion piece would be a post like the death post (ok, that sounded horrible), where the author sets out to write their own opinion on something. These posts are usually longer in length and more deep in detail.

A discussion piece would be a post like this latter half of this post, where the author finds an interesting topic and wishes to discuss it with others. These posts are usually shorter, and don’t show much of the author’s opinion – they usually spend more time on backstory, on connecting events, and the like.

An opinion piece’s comments generally revolve around the arguments and opinions of the author, while a discussion piece’s comments are much broader in topic, and frequently contain connections to almost unrelated subjects.

I’m sure all of you have seen plenty of examples from both types (and of course, they frequently overlap), but which type do you prefer?