Veronox

Simplest way to make me furious:
Keep messing with me even after I make it very clear that I’m not having any of your bullcrap.
If you do so, don’t complain about your injuries.
Especially when the offending person is drunk.
I hate drunk people. Only a third of my interactions with drunk people have been “fun”.
The other two are either annoying or violent.
Another way is to pressure me to drink, even after I say no.
Long story short, I don’t do well with drunk people.


veronox:

About an hour ago, while waiting for the bus, I was hanging out with my friend Jake.

He asked me what my necklace was, the Catholic medal… thing that I wear. I have no idea what the actual name for it is, so I just said “It’s a cross.”

He asked what kind, and I told him that it was Catholic.

One of his friends, an acquaintance of mine (And fellow My Little Pony fan, like Jake and I, so that’s the only real acquaintanceship that we have), said something along the lines of “I hate you now.”

I asked him why.

He told me that he was Atheist.

I took it in stride, asking him why he would hate me if I didn’t do anything to him. I said that I wasn’t forcing my beliefs on him.

He repeated that he hated me, then said “I might just rip that thing off or burn it or something, but I won’t kill you.”

Let me elaborate on that: This dude openly threatened to harm or destroy a piece of my property simply on the basis of my religious views.

I did not provoke him, I did not voice my beliefs from the rooftops for all to hear, I simply answered my friend’s question and this dude was just in earshot. To my knowledge, I’m a very likable person. That said, I have no idea why this dude would want to do something like that, besides my religious beliefs.

This is the perfect example of the fact that ignorance and intolerance is not limited to Christians, or even theists in general. In fact, it has absolutely nothing to do with ones religious belief. Hatred is, in my opinion, a human-made attribute that depends on the character of a person and not what they believe.

Sure, some theists use their faith to bash people who are different, but not all religious people are like that. On the other side of the coin, not all Atheists are self-righteous a-holes who openly threaten someone based on their belief.

Basically, I needed to rant about this dude’s actions, and shed a little light on an important matter at the same time: Hate does not depend on religion. Hate does not depend on a lack of religion. Hate is created from a person’s personality, and can only be fueled by their bias toward or against religion, or a lack thereof.

Thank you, rant over.

Actually, rant not over. A friend just reminded me of something.

If he had done something, I would not have been able to defend myself.

It was after school, but still on school grounds, therefore any fighting (Or defending, on my part) would be classified as a crime, going on my record.

There were several surveillance cameras, yes, but I would’ve still been held accountable, even acting in defense. There’s some weird rule about how many times they’re “allowed” to hit you before you can defend yourself.

Even when I was punched in the face last year, I was held accountable because I “instigated” the fight by tugging on a dude’s Christmas hat. I got a full day of in-school suspension for it, even though I didn’t fight back.

If the dude had done anything to my necklace, and I had fought back, I would’ve gotten the worst punishment.

There’s also the matter about what people would think. I’m sure that someone would twist it into an anti-Atheist thing, saying that I attacked un-provoked. Tumblr would have a field day with that.

I’m not saying that people on Tumblr are bad, it’s just that they don’t always get their facts straight.

I’m also not saying that Atheists are bad, and that they always insult/taunt/etc. theists.

So, no, I wouldn’t be able to fight back. I’d be stuck between a rock and a hard place.


About an hour ago, while waiting for the bus, I was hanging out with my friend Jake.

He asked me what my necklace was, the Catholic medal… thing that I wear. I have no idea what the actual name for it is, so I just said “It’s a cross.”

He asked what kind, and I told him that it was Catholic.

One of his friends, an acquaintance of mine (And fellow My Little Pony fan, like Jake and I, so that’s the only real acquaintanceship that we have), said something along the lines of “I hate you now.”

I asked him why.

He told me that he was Atheist.

I took it in stride, asking him why he would hate me if I didn’t do anything to him. I said that I wasn’t forcing my beliefs on him.

He repeated that he hated me, then said “I might just rip that thing off or burn it or something, but I won’t kill you.”

Let me elaborate on that: This dude openly threatened to harm or destroy a piece of my property simply on the basis of my religious views.

I did not provoke him, I did not voice my beliefs from the rooftops for all to hear, I simply answered my friend’s question and this dude was just in earshot. To my knowledge, I’m a very likable person. That said, I have no idea why this dude would want to do something like that, besides my religious beliefs.

This is the perfect example of the fact that ignorance and intolerance is not limited to Christians, or even theists in general. In fact, it has absolutely nothing to do with ones religious belief. Hatred is, in my opinion, a human-made attribute that depends on the character of a person and not what they believe.

Sure, some theists use their faith to bash people who are different, but not all religious people are like that. On the other side of the coin, not all Atheists are self-righteous a-holes who openly threaten someone based on their belief.

Basically, I needed to rant about this dude’s actions, and shed a little light on an important matter at the same time: Hate does not depend on religion. Hate does not depend on a lack of religion. Hate is created from a person’s personality, and can only be fueled by their bias toward or against religion, or a lack thereof.

Thank you, rant over.


Today, in my Creative Writing class, we had to provide input on a peer’s short story. Since I’m good friends with the chick I sit beside, and there aren’t a lot of people in the class, I was pretty much forced to trade with her. I was dreading it because, I’ll be honest, she can’t write. At all.

Her story was so bad. Quite possibly one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. I thought that, over the year, her “writing style” (I use the term quite loosely, as it’s more like someone puked all over the paper) would improve. No. Absolutely not. I think it actually got worse.

It was like one long run-on sentence. She didn’t even bother to follow the format that the teacher gave us, instead choosing some stupid gothic font and a font size that, if I recall correctly, was slightly more than the format called for.

The plot was just… NO. It’s like one of those incredibly horrendous fanfictions that you sometimes find in the deepest, darkest pits of the internet… Only ten times as bad. I seriously felt like I was losing a thousand brain cells with each word. I actually read incredibly fast just to get the stupid thing over with.

It was some moronic story about some chick who has one of those “super model boyfriends” and they have to go through high school together. Here’s the kicker: they are both vampires or some crap. I think it was a self-insert type thing.

The last part of the draft was a scene involving a “Barbie clone” (A phrase that she uses WAY too much) hitting on the main character’s boyfriend. The last line is basically describing how the main characters bolt out of the room before she “Breaks her in half with her mind”. I almost tore the paper up at that moment.

ALL of her stories deal with stupid stuff like that. Goth people against “preppy” people.

I highly doubt that she’s going to be able to get away with a few things in the “story”, though: The male main character is in his boxers at one point, and she blatantly calls the “Barbie clone” a “whore”.

The chick herself, though… She’s one of those quirky types of chicks that shops at hot topic. Pretty much everything she says is either a stupid sex-related thing or an overused phrase. She even meows in class all the time. The exact type of person that I can’t stand. She’s still a close friend despite that, though. We get along well, but those instances just take a freakin’ sand grinder to my nerves. She’s somewhat attractive, but she’s more of a friend/little sister. She’s affectionate, and is really touchy-feely. Not a bad thing, as she likes to touch my hair (I love when people do that. I work on making it soft for just that reason).

Anyway, end rant.


Brink is simultaneously the best and worst shooter that I’ve ever played

Pros - Awesome story concept, wicked character creation, cool gun customization

Cons - Gameplay is kind of flawed, you have to empty a whole clip to kill someone (Due to poor accuracy and recoil), you die super easy, and to unlock more gun parts you have to complete progressively harder challenges.

One such challenge, the second “Be more objective” one, has almost left me in tears countless times. It’s a simple objective game, as the name suggests, but the last few parts suck donkey nuts. First part, the soldier/destroy barricade one, is fairly easy if you’re quick. The second one, the engineer/repair generator one, is fairly hard if you’re not quick, and your teammates don’t back you up (And when you’re playing with AI, they don’t). The third, and most hated, part, the operative/steal the intel one, where you have to hack into a safe and steal information from the enemy, sucks swollen donkey nuts. Not only is the safe right out in the open, it’s also right beside the enemy spawn point. It is, by far, the hardest part of the entire match. I have never gotten past it.

I doubt that anyone can get past it without a friend’s help (Co-op is possible, but I don’t have Xbox Live anymore).

I’d hate to see what the third Tier of the challenge is. I bet you’d have to gun down Hades himself to win.


For Lent

joshishollywood:

fessicajaye:

I will be eating whatever I want, drinking all the soda I want, cussing all the fucking time, watching porn and having sex, and everything and anything else my wicked little heart desires. 

Because I don’t believe in that shit. 

Ooooh, party hard!

But no, that doesn’t make you a special little snow flake. Congratulations on your non-Christian beliefs, I respect that. If you had even the slightest hint of intelligence or decency, you wouldn’t go boasting about how you’re going to “watch as much porn as you want and have sex all the time” (I use quotations because we all know that you’re just going to sit at home, eat Doritos and cry yourself to sleep) like it’s something that only you do. Not everyone is Christian, you do realize this? There are countless people that are going to the the exact same thing as you with no regrets.

Also, the moment that you start swearing a lot, you immediately brand yourself as an idiotic d-bag.