When I was 16, I had a fake I.D. and decided to go to a gay bar by myself because some friends bailed on me. While there, an older gentleman bought me a drink. He wasn’t a creeper, and he definitely wasn’t unattractive. I accepted the drink and began talking to him. No big deal. As the hour progressed, I felt myself feeling strange. I mentioned that I felt like I had a headache, and this guy helped guide me out of the bar. As we were walking down the street, the thought of, ‘Oh god, he’s drugged me, I’m going to die’ came to my head. I tried to get away, but I was so drugged up that I could barely walk, let alone speak. It also didn’t help that I had really large ‘goth’ platform shoes because I was going through a phase. Anyway, this guy brought me to his suv and began undressing me. As a final act of defiance, I hit him over the head with my platform shoe. He then punched me, and I remember thinking, ‘Why don’t they ever give workshops to gay guys about being victims of rape too?’ While I was as careful as possible, I never saw the guy slip something in the drink. I even watched the bar tender make the drink. Anyway, I lied there completely paralyzed while this pervert was lubing up. I locked eyes with his for a moment, and that’s when it happened. A very large and angry drag queen opened the door of the vehicle and beat the shit out of my attempted rapist. She and her other drag friends helped dress and care for me while the police arrived. I was saved by a group of guardian drag queens. They were basically the modern day ‘angels from heaven.’
What I hate the most about New Moon: Meyer romanticized suicide.
I understand that teenagers (and grown-ups, too) have volatile emotions. A broken heart really can seem like the end of the world. People get depressed and feel like they have nothing to live for. I know.
Ok. So, I love Ouran Highschool host club. I have since I first watched it.
Then I heard they were doing it in English. Never really having to worry before about this type of situation (Everything was either English when I first saw it, or Japanese), I wasn’t too worried. Then, I heard who was voice acting my favourite character. Vic Mignogna. Loved him as Dark Mousy, didn’t care too much about full metal alchemist overall, and didn’t really pay attention to him as anything else.
(Just IMDB’d and google searched him. So. I forgot he was Fai in Tsubasa Chronicles… didn’t really watch it, but Sarah told me. Ew. AND he’s Oda in Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi henge? Really?! It’s a good thing that I prefer Kyouhai >.> also, didn’t really watch bleach or naruto, and he’s someone I don’t care about in Dragonball Z, and basically dies right away … we’re kewl…maybe not. His website is VERY annoying)
So I decided however, that I should watch Ouran with the English Dub, and see. Just see how he does before I resume simply hating.
Though, him singing intro/outro songs still annoys me.
It’s because he does like the same voice for people! But that’s only from my limited experience. SO. We shall see! (If I don’t Kill myself for this XD)
To all the people in Japan, as well as any/all affected areas, I hope things get better and that there are as few lives lost (in the end) as possible. To those struggling because of this situation, my heart goes out to you all.
I really, really, dislike, how many people use this, and other similar situations to spam.
I woke up, and turned on my phone, and got ~20+ bbms “Pray for the people of Japan…” “Keep Japan in your thoughts and prayers…” etc., and lets not forget ” …Pass this on!”. I had no idea about the situation, until I turned on my phone. Instead of getting information, I was spammed to pray because of an earthquake and Tsunami, and Japanese people. I had no clue what was going on.
I went online and basically found out, but I can’t help but feel angry.
Using spam mail in e-mails is inappropriate enough, given that we can delete it without having to read it first (even though if it’s from friends it by-passes our spam filters). However, in text-messages, and BBM, where you only get so much of the conversation (if any) without opening the message, and your phone is “ringing” off the hook, it is annoying. Not only that, but I’ve received various versions of the same message from the SAME person. So instead of maybe, one message per contact, I get like two, or three.
I also thoroughly dislike the relationship aim towards religion in these messages (though I acknowledge that I can be wrong in assuming this relationship between them). Now, I am Christian, I do pray, I understand the whole concept of it. However, I also understand that not everyone is religious, let alone from the same religion as I am, and regardless, not everyone believes in prayer. Yet, spamming messages telling people to “Pray” for these victims, to me, it’s just, not correct. The fact that people don’t change the content even a little to accommodate others’ differences, just enforces that it is SPAM.
The other relationship with religion that people are posting due to this terrible thing, is that it’s “So unexpected!” and “Omg, it’s a sign of the apocalypse! 2012!!” “I’m too young, this isn’t fair that the world is… blah blah blah”.
Overall, it just annoys me that people believe that crap about 2012. I mean, really? Look at 2000, remember? Y2K? Ring any bells here? But lets not get into my thoughts on that right now.
Fact is, it’s not all that unexpected. Tragic? yes, unexpected? no. Japan is on a fault line, with volcanoes. They’ve had terrible earthquakes before, regardless of whether this is the worst yet. Therefore, saying that it’s “so unexpected”, in my opinion is just ridiculous. Even with today’s technology, there is no 100% guarantee of prediction, let alone with an appropriate time-line for evacuation. It is people like this, that tend to associate naturally occurring events which are unfavourable to humans, as signs of the pending apocalypse, and go into religion.
I am not against turning to your beliefs for comfort, I’ve just had one too many bad experiences with crazy people. Maybe it’s my bias, but still.
Overall, once again, my heart goes out to the victims of this tragic situation, and hope for the best, but please stop using situations, in which people are suffering, as an excuse to spam!
As it began loading so I could play, it showed that they have gift cards are some stores now. It said “Get special prize with redemption”
I was just thinking, it sounds weird to use it the way that they did (Of course what I quoted isn’t exact because I didn’t write this right away, but it’s approximate).
When I think of Redemption, I think of like, life after death, or going from being a really terrible person to a good one. Basically, I think of it in a religious type of context.
However, when I hear Redeem, I usually think “redeem this coupon” type of thing.
I personally, don’t think I’ve often heard the way they phrased it. Maybe I just haven’t heard it, maybe it hasn’t been used often. Who knows? (there may be someone out there who does…) I just thought it was weird.
I just want to say how adorable I think Tangled is! It’s not typical Disney in my opinion (both her parents are still alive, though we don’t really know about Flynn’s…), with a minor amount of singing and dancing compared to many of the other Disney films.
I really enjoyed this movie. I almost wish it came out when I was a kid because it was kind of awkward going to see it with the theater being packed with children. Regardless, Tangled = love.
I’m not really looking forward to some of the other movies though that are going to be coming out.
Apparently Yogi bear was ruined… and I’ve heard talk of a Reboot movie…
I know the Smurfs is either currently being made or has been made.
It’s kind of sweet that people want to bring back the good movies of their childhood, especially since I’m old enough to have shared at least some, if not most, of them. However, these people tend to incorporate their own visions, and may ruin it.
Technically this is my second post. However, I’m not sure what my tumblr will be about considering I rarely, if ever, update any other blog type things that I have online.
However, I would like to take a moment to consider how ridiculous it is for people who cite the news, and other informative sources, to not consider the effect of the internet on spreading information.
A recent discussion of some of my relatives included how many children (and adults) in today’s society seem to have no sense of what is wrong and right. The idea that they shared was an increase in the amount of people with a lack of morality shown in the world, and therefore, the fact that it must be increasing.
While this may be a correct assumption, I find it pointless to consider this for a few reasons. Although the news, as well as the internet, are both showing increased accounts of these sorts of situations, my family has failed to realize that, perhaps there are increased amounts of these occurrences because of the internet and news. These forums help to easily, and quickly spread these stories, videos, etc., to a large amount of people. Therefore, whether or not the amount of immoral people is in actuality increasing, without those forums, we might never have become aware of them to begin with!