Welp, I think I’ll be staying in bed suffering from sickness for the duration of tomorrow. So there’s no post.
BUT WAIT! We’ve got a SURPRISE waiting just for you!! And no, it’s not that O-New will have lost 50% of its new subscribers due to the declining quality of posts; it’s EVEN BETTER!!! Stay tuned…
Sorry guys with all the inactivity lately. I’m really bummed out from doing the Winter Season Previews, and with that International Baccalaureate entrance exam /and/ Chinese final exam today, I’ve got like two headaches and can think about as straight as a circle. Furthermore, I probably won’t have time to make posts tomorrow and the day after because it’s Chinese New Year; basically, I’m stressed out. Apparently, I also have low blood pressure and suffer from frequent spells of orthostatic hypotension. Huh, who knew (hint: not me).
So this is a pretty subdued post. I’ve no anime to watch and no manga to read; and even if I did, I wouldn’t be able to make a coherent post. Thus, it’s time for another episode of stupideas; but this time, without all those enthusiastic caps. I don’t have enough energy to press that shift button. Really. I make these capital letters by copying and pasting them from Wikipedia.
The main character of ‘reverse tsundere’ (yes, that’s the anime’s title, and yes, it’s not supposed to be capitalized) is, as you would expect, a tsundere. However, he’s male. He’s also ugly as hell. And nobody likes him, because nobody ever talks to him, and so nobody knows about his dere side, so everybody only sees him being tsuntsun. Which is annoying. And he’s also ugly.
One day, a transfer student comes in. She’s ugly too, and she has no personality whatsoever. Basically, it’s your average J.C. Staff anime but genderswapped and with ugly people. The transfer student is completely normal, except for her ugliness, which is a bit more ugly than normal. In fact, she’s the most ordinary person ever. After a while, nobody notices her either, because she’s so normal. The transfer student never speaks to the reverse tsundere, but secretly, she’s actually INDIFFERENT ABOUT HIM! And guess what?! The reverse tsundere is also INDIFFERENT ABOUT HER! AMAZING! WOW I broke my promise of not using caps sorry
After five years, they graduate from high school and go into separate universities. Then they get normal jobs and start earning money. The girl moves away to Canada, while the boy stays in Japan. The boy gets a wife and the girl gets a husband, and eventually they grow old. Finally, they die.
P.S. Even my site stats are telling me that my recent posts suck. I got half the number of views yesterday as I got in any day last week. My top searches were ‘anyways’ with three searches, ‘hess hitler’ also with three searches, and ‘anatomy manga girl’ with two searches.
tl;dr: I’ll finish writing my Mouretsu Pirates post and Steins;Gate posts later… (probably next week)
Apparently there’s some ‘Anime Blog Carnival’ (not known as ‘ABC’) thing going on. The fact that I’ve heard nothing about this until now shows that I’ve been so busy writing those, eh, you know, eleven thousand word season previews, that not only have I not read more than five blog posts in the past two weeks, not read more than four chapters of manga in the past two weeks, and not watched more than three episodes of anime in the past two weeks; but that I’ve not done more than two Chinese final exams in the past two weeks, and neither have I done more than one International Baccalaureate entry exam in the past two weeks!
Which is what I’m doing now, and by now I mean tomorrow, and by tomorrow I mean yesterday. Writing two major exams back-to-back, that is. Yes, this is a Steins;Gate post. Yes, I will post about Steins;Gate later. Yes, later is when I finish my IB entry exam and Chinese final exam. Yes, Chinese New Year is on Monday. Yes, I posted about Steins;Gate. Later. Not on this post.
And yes, today’s yet another #SuicideSaturday. What the heck does that tag even mean?!
Woah, woah, woah. You didn’t think that I’d publish these 2012 Winter Anime (Preview) posts every other day, did you? When you saw that 2012 Winter Anime (Preview) Part Two, you didn’t think that my 2012 Winter Anime (Preview) Part Three would be published today, did you? Well, guess what? It’s not going to be published today. And I can’t write them every other day. They take too much time. For themselves. They should learn to share all that time they take.
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Well, the past three posts were all rewrite historys. Coincidence? I THINK NOT
How couldn’t I»
Another late post! Argh, this keeps happening!
“You were late…”»
“HOW DID YOU BEAT ME IN THE MATH CONTEST?!”
“Also, why am I covered with ketchup?”»
Oh hmm this is my 700th post.
P.S. They didn’t.
I’ll leave this here, and update it later, due to SATURDAY WHYYYYYYYYYY
I have a project due on Tuesday that I haven’t started.
It was assigned before Winter Break.
=3= wish me luck?
Questions and Answers»
Seems that the principal was under all of this mess – he wanted Manabizaki and Mayoi to expand the influence of the underworld.
The teachers have had enough of this, so they take sticks and beat him up.
Alright, if by now I’m not home that means… I’m not home. :V
No internet means I’m cut off from ta world. HOW WILL I KNOW WHETHER OR NOT RANDOM STRANGERS ON TWITTER HAVE JUST WOKEN UP OR NOT?! I MUST COMMIT SUICIDE NOW
On that note, I’m running out of videos ta share. After all, I’m writing all of these posts in like, a quarter of an hour. Oh well :V
If someone else has posted besides me, remember: edit ya tags cause they’re important.
No, scratch that, they’re not important :/
^ Ya just need ta make something travel faster than ta speed of light! I told ya that, like, thirty years ago, and ya still not done?!
^ Grand Theft Necrauto: Now with 100% more bad puns.
^ SUBMARINES ARE PIRATES
ALL OF THEM
[size=infinityandbeyond]AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL[/size] of them.
^ Here’s ta video; 8-bit mix tape of… stuff ya’d find on a 8-bit mix tape. YEAH.
[Announcement: FUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK ONEMANGA IS CLOSING IN A WEEK ;_;
And in a completely different topic: http://www.youtube.com/lifeinaday <- some guy's trying to stalk every single person on the Earth for one day. Uh huh. Happens to be a #SuicideSaturday too. :/]
So uh this extremely late post of another extremely late anime starts with an extremely late what am I saying
Anyways, tl;dw starts off with some RANDOM KIDS beating up the FUTURE KING OF THE WORLD. The FUTURE KING OF THE WORLD becomes sad. It is revealed that SION is the child of some STUPID RICH FAT GUY and some STUPID POOR OTHER PERSON and so the children of that STUPID RICH FAT GUY and other STUPID RICH FAT PEOPLE hate him for being the child of some STUPID POOR OTHER PERSON. Understand?
Because of that RYNER decides to JUMP ON A TRAMPOLINE
Where it is revealed that…
…tl;dw: they’re back in time (how many years I don’t know), in a school. A SCHOOL WHERE PEOPLE TRAIN TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH BECAUSE THIS IS SPARTA
And so Ryner’s just some LOSER GUY who SLACKS OFF and is obviously the WORST PERSON IN THE ACADEMY because all people who sleep all day aren’t BADASS. Anyways RYNER, SION, and KIEFER, this other person who is obviously not awesome enough to be mentioned in the future, decide to make a TEAM and BEAT UP other people in the ACADEMY. Ryner’s obviously had SPARKMAKING lessons from YUUKA so he fires GIANT MASTER SPARKS at EVERYONE.
…Not really. Sion then reveals that RYNER was trained in some WEIRD MILITARY ACADEMY where everyone turned into LETHAL KILLING MACHINES and RANDOM CRAP LIKE THAT. He then asks Ryner to JOIN HIM in RULING THE WORLD but Ryner declines.
A BUNCH OF STUPID PEOPLE then chase Sion but FERRIS appears and uses her special attack: FERRIS WHEEL
Well not really, that was just a stupid pun. She just waves her dango around and everyone runs away (although one person stole some dango for his nice hat).
The FAT LADY from EPISODE ONE IS STILL FAT
Then ERIS reveals that her SISTER, IRIS, is actually A SYNONYM for a PART OF THE EYEBALL wait what
BEST CHARACTER OF THE SERIES
And then it is revealed that the kingdom of ESTABUL has invaded WHATEVER-COUNTRY-THEY’RE-IN, so the students have to MOVE to the FRONT LINES.
After Kiefer meets with Ryner and
confesses her love tells him to run away ’cause he’ll die if he gets attacked by RANDOM PEOPLE WITH SWORDS, Eris and Iris reveal (after some torturing) that ITS A TARP and that THE ENTIRE WORLD’S UNDER A TENT.
Eh not really, but FIFTY Estabul MAGICK KNIGHTS are waiting for SION and his group of STUPID STUDENTS, who actually have a SPY in their group of STUPID STUDENTS; meaning they’ll DEFINITELY DIE the next chapter. But they can’t because this is a flashback. :/
AND SO THE EPISODE ENDS WITH RYNER showing a really CREEPY YUKKUFLAN SMILE
So apparently, this episode (specifically the beginning) “set a much darker tone for this series”, with the dead dog and all that – I can’t help but feel this is the exact opposite of Occult Academy. Occult Academy was supposed to be serious, creepy, and all that, but it’s just comedy. This on the other hand, is supposed to be like most other
MMORPGesque anime; shameless self-advertising a bunch of people fighting a bunch of other people with swords and stuff and no real plotline. When there is a plotline it’s probably really, really stupid.
But tl;dw presents an actually possibly interesting storyline – epic battles between large factions and all that, without even presenting a storyline. If you’ve watched the previous episode, you’ll notice the only real storyline you can infer from it is that they’re searching for LEGENDARY TREASURE; however, it’s obvious (though not /too/ obvious) that there’s something much deeper. The first ‘flashback’ to the LEGENDARY HERO also set the same dark tone to it.
Tl;dw’s got potential. Right now, it’s not perfectly executed with us knowing about everything, but I’m sure stuff’ll get revealed and such soon.
Also apparently “we discover in the first few minutes of the episode that Ryner’s attacks have a range of 20!” But I didn’t see that :<
Oh yeah; IN AN ALTERNATE STORYLINE, RYNER doesn't jump on a trampoline, he DIVES into a SWIMMING POOL and so they don't have to fight ESTABUL. Isn't that just AWESOME?
^ Google has a new image-search design…
^ Shanghai Teahouse, Chinese Tea Arrange~
This is blasphemy! This is madness!
(Also, we reached 3k views today! Woohoo for some attention large blogs would receive in an hour!)
The previous episode was buildup (durr (arara) hurr how surprising), and finally, after so long, there’s finally
BUT IT’S PRETTY BADASS
As you know from the last episode:
Good for you.
And obviously Shizuo doesn’t care very much at all. After removing the bullet he goes straight to kill Kida.
…I have to admit he’s pretty slow :/
…Then Kida gets:
DON'T ATTACK HIM KIDA HE'S A DEMON HE HAS NO PUPILS
Obviously, the Yellow Scarves were the Blue Square from the very beginning, and Kida gets u madded. As he’s u mad, he decides to KILL
Celty goes and talks to Mikado and finally all is revealed about everything:
...I'm... actually a lolicon.
…Actually not that, but about the leadership of their gangs >_>
Anri then rushes outside and notices that:
...Those are all aliens from another planet...
They all try to get to the Green Squarves (I didn’t invent that, Sea Slugs did)’ hideout and Kida gets there first. Apparently he’s “lost the fear” of EVERYTHING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD (…not really) and decides to KILL Horoda. Unfortunately, Horoda’s just kind of a boring loser.
+1 repetition bonus
Horoda throws a club at Kida so he gains a weapon (specifically, a Blue Crowbar of Intellectual Speedy Strength +3 with a Black Handle of Wisdom and a White tip of Magical Attack +1), but:
...I think you've just had a really bad #SuicideSaturday...
‘Cause he’s like a pro person, he pwns several Squarves even though he’s vastly outnumbered. The Squarves were probably confused because they thought he was someone else:
I'm not Goku, seriously!
Unfortunately some random dude knocks him out but he manages to resurrect:
C'mon you know it's impossible to limbo like that
…for about a second. But he doesn’t die, not before:
...Anri slashes open a freaking SOLID STONE WALL. IN FOUR. WITH ONE SLASH.
Obviously Mikado arrives then as well (Shizuo’s /still/ not here):
Cause he needs to be cool too
…And thus ends the penultimate episode of Durarara!!.
...The trio realized that Roger went away from O-New.
…What can I say.
It’s been buildup all the way, but this is just like some EPIC EPIC buildup. The only reason /any/ anime would have so much buildup is if the finale is just as epic.
..Honestly, I think it just may be. The trio’s together (with Celty and Horoda too); Shizuo and Shinra are coming; Izaya has to show up or else it’d be pretty anticlimatic; and who knows who else will show up?
But as Izaya’s comment pointed out, the final enemy is pretty… eh. You’d expect a large battle, but Kida showed how easily the Squarves could be destroyed. Third parties have to show up, and lots of them.
…That’s the thing. Even with all this buildup, I have no idea what’s going to happen next. The main goal was to awaken Celty’s head, and that hasn’t revealed anything yet either (it’d be pretty sad if nothing happens, and Izaya ends with “oh well, I’ll have to try another plan on DURARARA!!!”, not that I wouldn’t mind a third season but this is already the climax). The other minor characters haven’t surfaced yet; Shingen appeared in like 3 or 4 episodes, Kinnosuke appeared in only 1. There’s too much of a cast to predict who’s going to appear and who’s not.
But it’s going to be epic.
And that’s what matters.
…derp. Drank some Red Bull with no effect (that I can tell), got first place for Chinese final exam and overall mark (with one B though), and my mom’s finally finished her test. Pretty good for a #SuicideSaturday, eh…?
You can't troll anymore, sorry
…Interesting episode, though it still manages to be a cliffhanger at the end :<
‘Cause Anri’s so awesome, everyone’s chasing her around town. The Dollars again show their 1337ness by having people all around Ikebukuro helping her escape from the Scarves.
Even pedorabbit's in the Dollars
She eventually steals that guy’s rabbit suit and continues to run around town. In a rabbit suit.
The correct term is "evolved"
Kida then grabs her and says how he was trying to save her from his own gang. Which is true, yet Anri doesn’t believe that as she saw Kida ordering them around.
So she runs away again.
In a bunny suit.
With a smile like that I don't know who wouldn't run away
She runs around and Horoda comes to beat her up. She’s CORNERED.
Then Horoda reveals that because of her ordering of the brainwashed Scarves, they BEAT THEM UP.
…Shizuo then comes and…
THIS IS SO FUN ISN'T IT
Anri decides to stay at Shinra and Celty’s and becomes SAD because she couldn’t play their AWESOME VIDEO GAME ABOUT MUSHROOMS. Mikado disbands the Dollars, resulting in the 403 forbidden that made everyone SAD. Kida somewhat quits the Scarves, leaving Horoda as the leader. This is SAD.
No, Anri is not a mushroom
Finally, Shizuo gets SNIPED
"Blame the umbrella!"
Well. It seems that all three sides’ leaders are leaving, which means either the war has ended because there’s noone to lead the armies, or the war is just going get a lot more bloody with the only remnants of order going away. Yellow Scarves is turning into Blue Square again, with Horoda as the unofficial leader. The members of Dollars probably wanted to pwn the Scarves pretty badly as well; however, Mikado somewhat prevented that (remember the start? The graffiti wall and all that?). Now with both of them gone, I can foresee a real gang war happening.
And Anri’s probably not going to mobilize the Slashers either; once they get found out they’ll just get pulverized by the rest of the Scarves, without even knowing what they’ve done. She’s not that mean to lead everyone to certain pain.
As for this episode… the escape scene was pretty badass. Just like the first meeting where everyone seemed to have cellphones and pwnt Namie, the Dollars’ anonymity have allowed them to pwn the Scarves as well. Even Kaztano and that lost and found girl helped…!
…Izaya’s plan seems to be working perfectly. Removing the three will make the war progress much faster, and injuring (I do hope he’s not dead yet) Shizuo will prevent him from taking out too many people at once.
The only obstacles left to his plan now are Celty, Simon, and that police guy who we haven’t seen since his debut episode. Because we haven’t seen him, that’s exactly why I think he’s going to appear at the finale. Why else would he have a scene in the OP?
What happened to Shinra’s dad anyways? What’s Mika/Seiji’s role (they haven’t really done anything since after resolving the incident, IMO that conversation with Mikado was an intentional attempt to bring them back)? Is Namie going to do something again? Why does the police guy appear in only one episode (I mean, if he’s just going to be in one episode, you could’ve just put freaking Horoda on the OP)?
Finally, the one and most important question.
WHAT GAME WAS SHINRA PLAYING IT HAS MUSHROOMS IT MUST BE AWESOME
Well, I’ve recruited someone… yay!
It was really really hard to choose who to pick, because there were just SO MANY applications…
It took FOREVER even just to LOOK at every single one of them…!
…Er, actually there were only 2 applications :X
Anyways, the new poster is someone I know from real life, so I dunno what to call him on the interwebz (this is why people should just use one username for everything >:O)…
…I guess he’ll write his introductions, hopefully on time and all that.
In the meantime, I’ll be spending all my time focusing on my final project and chinese exam (#SuicideSaturday); hopefully I’ll be back next Sunday, at the latest…
I’ll have some aniposts out after Tuesday though :D (hopefully)…
In a side note, this is officially my 100th post (not counting system posts, it’d be something like 105 if you counted them though :/)…!
So I guess I’m leaving with a bang.
^ Arrange of Deaf to all but the song; it’s much slower :D
^ オリエンタルダークフライト remix…? Gets sorta repetitive after a while but still interesting…!
…Another filler. Enjoy. >_<
…So, another R.A.N.D.O.M.:
…It’s much better than before, but now I hope to get them all up to A’s by the end of next week.
Thus begins my organizational voyage.
So here’s my plan for this weekend:
Finish browsing all unread topics in forums (http://forums.ichigos.com/, http://www.flashgamelicense.com/choose_forum.php, http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php, and http://forum.gensokyo.org/index.php)…
Clear all open tabs (Meaning, actually read those tabs that I have open and then close them)
And be at least one post ahead of each day. That way, there won’t ever be another filler post…!
…In schoolwork, I just need to complete 4 more assignments, and then I won’t have any overdue assignments; which means I can focus on organization..
^ Really funny pictures; distance from camera is how they took them…
…well, there were a couple of route changes today due to a festival that I wasn’t aware of… I planned to come back at 3:45; but I ended up coming back at 5… so… filler.
It’s been half a decade.
Half a decade since that weird, shiny, glowing box first came into my life.
5 years since I first learned how to “surf” the “Internet”.
115 weeks since I first played a “flash” game.
1800 days since my life started to collapse.
I’ll start with one, very simple statement: I hate my life.
It’s boring. It’s filled with work. It’s monotonous.
That I can deal with. Monotony is easy. Work is easy.
The straw that happened to crush my life was built. Slowly accumulated through the ages. I’m always hiding something from someone. Even as I write this rant (in school, it’s a wonder I’m not caught), I’m also perpetually blocking the sheet of paper out of view from everyone. I can’t tell things to my “friends”, I can’t tell things to my family, I can’t tell things to the Internet. It’s like a satellite in geosynchronous orbit; only one side ever faces each observer. And then, you still never know what’s inside, even if you circle the satellite once.
First of all, school.
I don’t hate school. I like school. I like schoolwork.
I used to hate it; 16 hour days just didn’t cut it for me (I wasn’t in high school yet). Work work work. Reflections. Notes notes notes. Reflections. Create create present. Reflections.
Ah, I remember the good old days with mind-boggling clarity. I didn’t hand in half of my assignments, was always late for class, and skimmed through the grades. And I still somehow got the “Award for Academic Achievement” for three straight years at the end (my teachers really suck at actually critiquing who’s the actual smart person). My parents always forced me to work work work, and I still didn’t complete everything correctly.
I like school now, don’t I? What’s the problem?
Well, now, my parents are discouraging me from schoolwork. It’s fun, goddamn it, don’t you know the meaning of the word?! “Look at the other children” they would say, “they’re all playing with their friends, why don’t you go hang out at some person’s house?”
And do what? Play mindless video games on a console too expensive for me to own? Admire the endless rows of trophies each person has received? Get a ball kicked/thrown straight into my face, 5 times in a row? Yeah, guess what, that isn’t really “fun”.
Also, I don’t really have any “real” friends. Sure, they’re all friendly and stuff, and I return the favour, etc. etc., but does any one of them know what is actually going on inside my head? I’m probably more friends with internet people than them. It’s sad, I know; I have no real social life. But what is the definition of real anyways?
Is the definition of a real social life friends that you can see? People that live near you?
Language was invented for a reason; to convey messages. Read a novel; the people described in the novel aren’t your next-door neighbours, are they? But still, their feelings/actions/emotions/clothes that they’re wearing are conveyed directly to you. Talking with a person living somewhere in China is the same as talking to someone living next door. It’s talking. There is no real and fake; the person on the other end just has to be a human.
Anyways, so my parents basically stopped letting me do my schoolwork, just as it was actually getting /fun/. And what do they tell me to do now?
“Sign up for Skating lessons! Look at how good Yhsum is at Swimming! Sign up for that too! And Tennis! And Chess! And sharpening pencils manually using a kitchen knife because we have money to spare!”
….Yeah, too bad. Is skating really useful in life? Do you seriously need to learn skating to be able to become successful in life? Also, why would anyone even need a tennis coach? Did the first tennis coach have a coach? No. Then how’d he get so good? There’s something called learning by yourself; go look it up.
Also, just because Yhsum is so epically good at all these, does that mean I have to be of equal or greater skill level? Life isn’t a coupon exchange; firstly, I don’t need to be better than Yhsum, and secondly, none of those are necessaries to life. On the other hand, learning is. OH MY GOD REALIZATION MUCH?
Did I mention that I’m already signed up for some horrible lessons? One is Chinese, the infamous reason for my #SuicideSaturdays. You basically pay $600 a year (“because we have money to spare!”) so that the teacher can give you 3 $10 textbooks and teach you how to read them. For 2.5 hours.
How does this go?
Teacher: Hand in your homework!
[hands in homework]
[teacher writes a B on homework without reading]
Teacher: Read your books.
Teacher: Alright, end of class.
..Do I really need to pay for that? Oh, I might be getting a bit exaggerated here. The teachers actually do some work. They create tests. Basically, they tell you to memorize every single lesson ever taught since you were in Kindergarten, write them down, and automatically give you a score between 0 and 80 percent based on how neat your writing is.
That’s not all. The teachers are just lazy, but the classmates are even worse. Everyone, with the exception of several awesome people, are either spoiled brats, extremely perverted (though not to the point of drawing certain images on danbooru), or genius brats. Meaning, super smart 4 year olds who don’t know how to walk without tripping over themselves, but can still get straight As. Did I mention those are the only people who ever get As?
Next activity: Music.
Same as homework: Me hate, mom forces. Me like, mom destroys.
At the start, I hated playing piano. Maybe it was the teacher. Maybe it was my mom. Or maybe, it was just me. It probably was. I must have been so stupid not to balance 7 pennies on one hand while drumming out one of Czerny’s etudes (did I mention I have 200 of these?) or to not be able to fit a mango under my hand (mind you, I was 7 then). Obviously, such stupid mistakes must be punished by my extremely caring mother: Iron clotheshangers and a needle were the ingredients to her therapy. Plural on the clotheshangers, as sometimes, they broke while swung at me. Piano was stupid; I practiced 4 hours a day, of which 3 hours and 50 minutes were Hanon’s (fuck you, Hanon), and 10 minutes were pieces that I had to memorize, one piece a week.
And then I started liking it. I /enjoyed/ playing piano. It wasn’t torture anymore; it was a hobby.
Obviously, my mom turned from stabbing me to “OH GAWD YOUR PLAYING SOUNDS LIKE A WET SNAKE HITTING A MANGO ONTO A BROKEN DRUM”. She then banned me from playing piano because it was too noisy. I passed the exam with the same pieces with 80%. She then blamed me for my low mark because of lack of practice.
Oh, and for the first time, I could actually play piano /pieces/, not etudes. Sure, you might say repetitive 5 note melodies count as masterpieces, but in my opinion, they weren’t. Czerny went from repeated scales to actual, challenging melodies. It was fun. Also, I learned how to improvise and play several anime/game songs. Obviously, these were “noisy”, and so my mom would attack me with more clotheshangers (I have no idea why we never run out of them) whenever I play one. See, here’s one reason why I hide things from a certain party (in this case, my parents).
Finally, right now, she’s considering dropping my piano lessons. Why? Because it’s a waste of money. Oh, and obviously spending $600 on a useless waste of time isn’t. And learning how to skate isn’t either, because you’ll totally need to learn how to skate really fast to escape from an army of frantic Hungarians, if you happen to be teleported to the past when they had no arrows, had a pair of skates on, and were on a solidly frozen lake. On a side note, teleported isn’t in the dictionary.
Oh, my mom can’t get all the blame. I blame the world’s society for this.
We changed piano-playing from a pastime into a competition. I can’t talk to 10 people about piano without 11 saying “LAWL I PASSED 12 EXAMS”. That means you failed one, dumbass. Anyways, you don’t compare piano as a pastime anymore, it’s acompetition. Sure, this is nice and all, but we’re not competing even for skill anymore. We’re competing to see whose parents has more money to afford exams. We’re competing for competitions. What that doesn’t make sense? Exactly.
Adding on to this, music theory is also another part of music. It was interesting, learning new concepts… until my teacher gave me 30 exams to complete. Mind you, each one takes 3 hours. What’s more, she defied everything explained in the official textbook with cheats for exams (not actual cheats, but minimize work cheats). At the end, I passed with 87%, an A. I didn’t learn anything.
Now it’s History I have to learn. Apparently, as long as the answer appears on the textbook, it’s correct. Fun fact: Haydn composed 106 sonatas. According to my teacher, that’s incorrect. Why? Because obviously, the textbook says so. Who cares about what the fucking textbook says? Here are the facts, this is the truth; if you can’t accept it, go rot in a well off the coast of Finland.
Civilization as a whole has evolved to a point where everything revolves around competition, marks, tests, exams, and the like. Actual comparison of skill and knowledge is a thing of the past.
Which brings me to yet another point, the topic of Kongregate badges.
They’ve leeched at least 300 (SPARTA) hours out of my life now. I want to stop; I can’t. They already have Achievement Addicts Anonymous, but that isn’t gonna help me.
These badges are too damn addictive. What’s more, competition in Kong is all about who has more points; people stop playing a game right after they get the badge. N00bz adjust their rating based on badges: “0/5 awesome game but needs badges” consists of 98% of comments on Kong (the other 2% is spam). Yeah, games with higher rating get a higher chance to get badges; obviously, voting 0/5 (which you can’t, it goes on a 1-5 scale) will help it get badges a lot.
And speaking of comments, the world is full of spammers. Full of raters who think their opinion is valued over everyone else’s. Scroll down 30 comments in Kong, you’ll find 31 have a rating in them. Also, 31 of those commentors are under 13 years old. COPPA, folks.
Yep, COPPA. That dreaded demon of a law that apparently forbids underage children from participating in online activities. Thing is, it doesn’t help at all; people over 13 are over 13, yay, and people under 13 don’t know what that shiny checkbox means when it says “I am over 13, and I am smart as well”. Stupid people don’t understand what that checkbox means either. Then, suddenly, some 12 year old gets the urge to spam in Kong chat “I AM TWELVE YEARS OLD YOU ARE ALL N00BS HAHAHAHAHA”, and get insta-banned by the admins. All while 11 year olds are watching in fear of the day when they will suffer the pain of being banned. If those 11 and 12 year olds survive long enough to reach 13, they’ll obviously tell everyone in chat that; thus destroying the point of COPPA, to protect children’s privacy. As soon as they turn 13, everyone knows. Before that, nobody cares. If they didn’t have COPPA, most people wouldn’t even tell everyone their age, but because of it, everyone wants to after they turn legal.
Back to the previous topic, badges and addictiveness.
I just can’t drop something after I begin it; it took me two weeks to stop dreaming about Dream World and how a scoped vindicator graviton discharger of speed + 3 will eventually appear in the shop. This means that I have a massive amount of things to complete on the internet every single day.
Which makes me have almost no time for actual gaming at all. I go home. I finish my dailies (150 new posts in google reader, 15 new chess games, 20000 more tweets, 100 new forum posts, 20 more other forum posts, 500 more other forum posts, 10 more youtube videos, and 50 more games). After this, I have no more time for actually playing a game for the game, not the card, not the alpha, not to test it, not for the badge, not because it’s daily, not for the achievements, not because the developer wanted me to review it, not because a friend recommended it, not because there’s an once-in-a-lifetime event occuring, but for the game itself. Curse you MotK and your active userbase. <3 Gensokyo.org~
But I should still have so much time! Wrong. My parents have no idea what I’m doing on the internet, and thus disallow me to do whatever they think isn’t homework (which they don’t let me do anyways), or helping them type something up. I go by the old rule, ignorance is bliss, so I keep what I do a secret. This has put a ton of pressure on me over the ages; those 2 hours between end of school and mom coming home from work is always a mystery to my parents, as apparently, nothing happens then.
And now, my mom has a financial exam; my total computer time, including homework, has shrunk to 2 hours. It takes me 3 hours to finish my dailies.
My other family members are also annoying. My cousin can scream at at least 18,000 cycles a second at a frequency of once every half hour. The length of his scream is half an hour. His mom is his /slave/. I feel really sorry for my aunt.
Oh, and he cries if you throw some grass at him (at 18,000 hertz), and the wind blows the grass away. Even if you could sense something as minute as grass touching your fucking shirt, IT DIDN’T EVEN TOUCH YOUR SHIRT. Oh, then he tells his mom that I hit him with a lawnmower or something. Obviously, cause there’s no injury on him. I really just want to shove him inside that well off the coast of Finland with the rest of those people I told to go into the well.
My brother isn’t as annoying; he just punches and kicks me every single day. A lot. Thanks to him, I now have an iron head and light-speed defense skills. But before that happened, it fucking hurt. Thankfully, my brother is one of the few people I actually trust, introducing me to flash and gaming. I suppose that’s a bad thing, as because of him, my life is destroyed.
Also, my peers. I’m tired of having someone two year younger than me beat me at chess, homework, tennis, basketball, math, soccer, science, running, projects, socials… and then tell me that every sfive minutes. Oh, he can also takeback his moves in chess.
Not that I’m referring to anyone specific here. Also, facewashing + pen-stabbing my face and ribs, respectively, is a do not want. I really want to spaz out and attack some annoying people, but I won’t do that for another 5 years. I need to hold back my anger.
Finally, I hate my pencil sharpener and how a 10 cm pencil can magically become 1 cm in 3 seconds. This should release massive amounts of energy because of E=mc2, but it doesn’t, which makes me even angrier.
And now, my internet connection is fucking up. I hate how all the computers I have ever used in my life are shared. I hate how my parents stop me from looking at anything that isn’t pure white with black text. And to add on to that, I thus hate those forums (you know which I’m talking about) without a change skin option that uses pure black with white text. What does that even do? It’s unattractive. The text is unreadable. The contrast sucks. You can’t read it at school, at home, or at work without people asking you “Wth are you looking at?” It doesn’t even save energy, for I think the cathode rays emit equal amounts of light regardless of the actual colour. Also, it doesn’t seem professional at all. It just seems like one of those amateur freewebs sites that detail how good Yhsum is at math, and how we all suck at it.
Oh, freewebs. Remind me to make you go bankrupt when I have the power. Not only do you provide a horrible WSIWYG editor, but the skins suck, your websites are all amateur, n00bish creations with a repetitive background obviously copypasted with the wrong software.
The same things applies to youtube and twitter. I’ve seen hundreds of youtube channels/twitter backgrounds that consist of the same image being repeated several hundred times on one page. Not only is it unattractive and annoying, but it also must have used up a lot of your time to find the image. Spend some time. Get a good image. Upload it, make it full size. Or just stick with the default if you’re lazy.
Ah, twitter. The newest form of sucking away my life, slowly. Vampires don’t twitter. They bite.
Around 80% of my tweets consist of announcing I have posted a new post or “g’night” and “g’day”s. Before, I thought twitter was useless. Then, I found it fun and interesting. I’m beginning to think it’s useless again; doesn’t this remind you of ternary form? Even if it was rounded binary, it still ends on the A section.
My life started with me knowing nothing. Right now, I know too much. Will it end with me knowing nothing as well?
No, it will not. I’m not one of Beethoven’s sonatas, and I don’t plan to become one in the near future.
I hate my life. But I won’t change it.
Because this is my life. And I love it.
FILLER FILLER FILLER YAY YAY YAY
…sorry, I’ve been /really/ busy, and today’s #SuicideSaturday as well.
…It’s #SuicideSaturday, but I survived. Woohoo, chinese essay on anything you want. Chose to write about the possible practical benefits of having an increased understanding in the fields of quantum physics, and how those benefits can be utilized to increase the possibility and practicality of creating a permanent human colony outside of Earth, including the possibility of terraforming a planet, such as Mars.
And about HoG –
I used to play it, way back in December or something, when it first came out. Made a guild back then, x2ky2k, which was mildly successful. Rank 26 or something (out of liek, 1000 guilds). Then I quit, cause the game sucked.
Badges are out now, and thus I’m gonna play it again. This time, the guild is x1ky2k due to my new location.
3 hours have passed since I’ve made the guild.
We now have 13 members.
We had 10 members last time in the old guild.
^ Politics. >_<
^ More politics. >_<
…I promise to add content later…
Alright, it’s Saturday again (or was, when I started writing this post). I survived, happily…. Unfortunately, there was an earthquake in Chile; thankfully, everyone I know is safe… however, the tsunami hit us here in Vancouver; it was like, HUGE! I mean, it ALMOST KILLED AN ANT, IT WAS LIKE 10 CENTIMETRES TALL (but I do give my sincere condolences to whoever was affected)!
…I’m working on the pages, so you’ll see that one will be down while the other two will remain up. Not that anybody notices…
Also, yes, I did organize my room. Here are some pictures:
Yes, I work here.
And after the organization:
My desk, now. Or rather, my desk, yesterday. :/
But wait, how does that work? Where did all the books and stuff go?
I hid them in my closet. :/ it works.
RE: Mabinogi, I’ve decided to stay on Alexina now, seeing that something like 10+ people are there (that I know)…! :D Tell me your char. names!
Also, CANADA WON GOLD VS THE US! WOOHOOO WE ARE THE STRONGEST! We have like, more than (9) gold now! :D
And I also found something interesting; the amount of people visiting this blog almost doubled yesterday (when I merely posted a filler post) compared to the day before that (where I actually posted STUFF)…. erm, what type of a trend is that…?!
^ 20 Questions. It’s hard to beat him T_T Almost everything works, since its algorithm probably runs on user inputs.
^ Interesting… game? I’m not sure if it’s a game or just a slideshow.
^ More a post to think about than to actually read.
^ Another presentation that I didn’t watch. The gameification of everything :P
^ Storylines. They’re important. -_-
^ A sleep schedule to have the same amount of “sleep” while having less sleep.
^ Just read the post title…
^ Again, read the post title… seems to entirely contradict the first article :P
^ Hmm… Japan seems to have a 10 cm tsunami too! Though there might be larger waves; I’m not very updated on this…
^ FREE MUKMUK!!!
^ Looks like a new blog for me to subscribe to…!
^ This is just sad. 911 failed to respond in time, a guy died. >:O
^ Curling is the only intelligent sport in the Olympics. Sorry.
^ Unfortunately, my dad never does this; just yells a lot. And I just sleep a lot. :/
^ When you make the gap between an old concept and a new concept, it’s an information gap. If it’s small, you can easily cross it; if it’s large, you won’t want to cross it. Read on.
And yep, that’s all for today! I’m working on the links page now; hopefully it’ll be active by Wednesday.