Oct 22, 2011

Daily Mail Article = MASSIVE FAIL

Alrighty, so I got bored and searched "my chemical romance rant" on YouTube, and long story short I found a series of events centered around this massive fail article by the Daily Mail in the UK. Please read it before continuing to read.

I have quite a few problems with this article.

  1. "Emo fans wear dark clothes, practice self harm and listen to "suicide cult" rock bands." Only partially true. Dark clothes, sure. Self harm? Sometimes, but not usually. "Suicide cult" rock bands? Give me a break. This statement is the most stereotypical bull crap anyone could ever say to summarize 'emo,' though not all 'emo' kids are like this. Give me a break.
  2. "Two weeks before her death, she started following U.S. band My Chemical Romance. One of their songs contains the lyrics: "Although you're dead and gone, believe me your memory will go on."" What does her listening to My Chemical Romance have anything to do with the fact that she committed suicide? Do you think FALSELY QUOTING LYRICS is going to help you? They lyrics are not "Although you're dead and gone, believe me your memory will go on," they are "Though you're dead and gone believe me, you're memory will carry on." I think that's actually kind of empowering, saying that even though someone has died, their memory will always be with you. It's like they didn't do any research. It's not that hard to find the lyrics for Welcome to the Black Parade. Just Google it.
  3. "It is a largely teenage trend and is characterized by depression, self-harm and suicide." Again with the stereotypical bull crap. Not all 'emo' kids are depressed. Some who take to the fashion are largely happy with a wide network of friends and a satisfaction with their life. Again, most don't do the self-harm thing. And really, if one of the main characteristics of emo was suicide, there wouldn't be very many of them, would there?
  4. "One of the foremost of these "suicide cult" bands is My Chemical Romance, from New Jersey." THIS is the part that pisses me off the most. My Chemical Romance is not a 'suicide cult band', let alone a 'cult' at all. They have a strong fan base, like most artists. They aren't even a particularly emo band. They're just labeled that way because of their fan base mostly being involved in 'emo' and their CD "The Black Parade." The theme of The Black Parade was depressing. That's one CD out of four. Danger Days, their latest CD, is all about being a hero and keeping on going when things get tough. In no way is that 'emo.'
  5. "Their first single, Welcome to the Black Parade, from the album The Black Parade, was released in 2006, and became a huge hit, going to number one in Britain." Welcome to the Black Parade was not their first single. They had two CDs before that.
  6. "The Black Parade is a nickname for the place where Emo fans believe they will go when they die." Bullshit. Where you think you will go when you die is based off of religious beliefs, not a song. A teensy minority may believe that, but 99% of MCR fans DO NOT.

All in all, this was just a very, very poorly researched and faulty article. This ended up spiking protests from UK fans in front of the Marble Arch (no idea what or where that is... Elaborate, Mares? :3 ). These protests weren't even really protests, they were just people standing around singing MCR songs and holding signs that said things like "We are not a cult" and "My Chemical Romance is not a suicide cult."

For another epic fail article, look here. My Chemical Romance does not have a song entitled "Kill Your Friends" and they never will (probably not, anyway xD ).


P.S. On my search, I found this.
Heh... heh heh... Epic life fail xD I ROFLed at this... This dude thinks he's so cool because he wears black lipstick and knows how to maximize the use of the word 'fuck.' Plus, his only reason for hating MCR is "they're so fucking EMO!!!!!" which they are not.

Oct 17, 2011

Ropes Courses, Lesbian Moments, and All Else Random

This weekend I went on a camp with my Pathfinders troop (Girl Guides of Canada). On Saturday, we went to an outdoor ropes course, which was fucking amazing! I thrived there. I was flying through the trees like a stoned monkey! (Let me explain... I was monkey speed but I lost my balance a lot xD) On top of that, it was raining on and off all day, so I was cold and my shoes got soaked. At the end we got to do this huge zipline. It was freaking amazing! Totally worth it, because surprisingly enough I'm not sick xD
Anyway, after we went back to our cabin, everyone changed into their pajamas and got cozy. Me and three of my friends were high on life, high on adrenaline and high on sugar all at the same time - not always a winning combination, but this time it was x3 We were playing Would You Rather and someone asked "Would you rather never talk to your family again or never talk to boys?" I remarked that I'd never talk to boys, and that I was fine with converting to lesbianism xD The someone said "Would you rather masturbate with the first item you see or fuck the first person you see?" Most agreed we'd rather fuck the first person we saw, because you could end up seeing a knife and that would be painful x3 Then we were all like "Let's play something else" and it was silent for a few seconds so I'm like "I'm going to fuck the first person I see" and everyone was like "OH SHIT!" Then I was like "loljks I'm going to creepily stroke the cheek of the first person I see!" And I covered my eyes. When I opened them, Everyone was gone xD I looked under my bed and found someone, so I reached for her face and she was like "OH SHIT." This eventually blew up into ass smacking and cuddling and we all just started being really lesbian-y and fucking crazy, seeing as we're all straight.
And that was my weekend :3

Oct 12, 2011

Welcome BACK to the Black Parade!

I GOT MY FREAKING CD BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apparently, my dad is questioning my choice in music because a lot of the CDs I'm picking out have the f word in 'em, but IDGAF.
I'm listening to it right now, and it is actually such a revelation that such amazing sounds are coming from MY CD PLAYER, and they're not from YouTube! Plus, I get to wake up to that tomorrow morning. How amazing is that? FREAKING AMAZING!!!!
I break out into a huge smile every time I think about the fact that I ACTUALLY OWN and am LISTENING TO The Black Parade on MY CD PLAYER, not YouTube. Call it horomones, but I'm fuckin' LOVING this!

Oct 10, 2011

Welcome to the Black Parade

I have finally gotten my hands on a copy of The Black Parade! YEEES!
And now for the bad news :)
My mom apparently isn't very thorough when inspecting the CDs I buy. I went out shopping with her yesterday and bought the final copy of The Black Parade on sale for $10 at HMV (they've got some pretty good sales going on as of late, check 'em out :D I don't know it they're only in Canada though. You have been warned). She looked at it, of course, but she failed to see the rather large (for a warning sticker, anyway) explicit lyrics warning in the bottom left corner of the case. So we get home, my dad takes one look and goes "Hm, I don't know this band, I'm going to have to look at the lyrics before you can listen to this." I countered with "My Pink CD had that warning too" (I bought Pink's Greatest Hits So Far CD, which had the explicit lyrics warning on it) and he kept going on about how he never heard of My Chemical Romance before. He was probably also being a bit more critical than usual (which is actually pretty scary when you think about it) because the CD cover looks like this:

And the back cover looks like this:

Pleasant :)
Then he told my mom about that whole bit, and she later chided me for not telling her about the warning sticker. She's got two eyes, and it's not like the thing's minuscule! She wouldn't have let me buy it if I told her anyway xD
And on top of that, my dad has esentially threatened my YouTube privlages because he knows I listen to them all the time. He kept blathering on about how "Apparently she's been listening to inappropriate things on YouTube." I have no idea how I lost my YouTube privileges in the first place (somewhere along the line I was told I couldn't go on YouTube until I was 13, only god knows what the fuck I did wrong) and now he's threatening them again! For what? Because I'm listening to songs with the f word in them?
I've got my Hedley CD back, I've got my Pink CD (which uses 'fuck' a lot more often than The Black Parade), but I don't know where he's going to draw the line with this one, he's completely unpredictable.
le sigh

My Thoughts on Religion in The Sims 3


I will now proceed to elaborate my own thoughts without being eaten alive (hopefully).

I think that the feature should be available in the Store, but only as an optional download, not a mandatory update. No one cried chicken shit over the religious features in The Sims Medieval (or the Christmas and Hanukkah items in the Store). Simply adding the exact same religions/religious features as Medieval would be perfectly fine. EA handled religion very well in Medieval, adding both a religion that believes"the Watcher (God)" is loving and one that believes "the Watcher" is vengeful, or you could choose for your sims not to have a religion.

I myself would not make this download. I was raised a punctual Catholic, attending Sunday mass as much as possible and receiving all my sacraments. I stopped believing in God after the sixth grade, or some time during seventh. I'm not going to go into my opinion of religion as a whole, but I will say that I'd prefer it that my sims stayed without it.

Some would like for their sims to have religion, thus the option should be there. There's a mod for a priest career anyway, so if people really wanted it the modding community has a mod for anything and everything imaginable, because I honestly don't see EA creating religion for The Sims 3 anytime soon.

Oct 7, 2011

Ice, Ice, Baby!

After recently scanning my screenshots, I found this old one I was going to upload:
My sim made a high chair. Out if ice.

Oct 2, 2011

Blogger Content Warnings - They've Gone Too Far

So I was just checking up updates, la-di-da, and I had one from Pistolkitten's blog, Catnip Junkie. When I got to the tab, what did it say?
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Seriously, WTF. Why can't I just click "I accept I may see disturbing things" or whatever the hell the button used to say and keep going on my merry way? You know what this means? I can't read my fucking Chimera. I CAN NO LONGER READ MY MOTHER FUCKING CHIMERA. DOES ANYONE ELSE REALIZE HOW MUCH OF A CRISIS THIS IS? I CAN NOT READ MY MOTHER FUCKING CHIMERA!!!!!!!!!!
As an experiment, I checked my blog's options to see if I still had the option to put a content warning on my blog.
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The option is still there. I can even set my blog to have the warning, but no, I can't actually SEE blogs that have the warning. That makes no sense! I would be blocking myself out of my own blog. If the REALLY don't want under-aged users to see sites with the content warning, then why the hell is the option still available?
I have a few choice words for Blogger:
Dear Blogger,
What the fuck. Let me read the blogs I follow.
A pissed off user.

EDIT: If I log out, I can click the "I understand and wish to continue" button and read the blogs. I guess it's only a minor inconvenience, but it still pisses me off that I'd need to go all that way just to view a blog.