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There are earth quakes, forest fires, hurricanes and tornadoes. There are new diseases that are coming out and old diseases still plaguing us. People have been born with disorders that have only recently been classified and babies born with deformities. There is crime, there is gang violence, there is organized crime. There is porn, prostitution, there are homosexuals, people pleasure them selfs and teenagers having sex.
None of this is new. They have existed for centuries and predate civilization. But some people don't seem to realize this. In this era of 24 hour cable news, 500 television channels and the internet, we have access to an almost unlimited amount of information, we have access to information that in the past and recent past most would never know about, on top of that, science is rolling forward with new discoveries.
With the access to all this information some people don't seem to realize what they are just hearing about has been around longer than they have. There are people who talk about teenagers having sex as if its a recent phenomenon not realizing that teenagers have been having sex for thousands of years, hell people use to get married at 13, 14, 15. There are people who hear about violence and seem to think that it is something new; in comparison to the violence of the past we live in a time of peace. People use to take their children to executions, vigilantes and gangs use to rule the towns and cities. People look at diseases and disorders and think that these are something new; diseases where allot more common in the past and the disorders have been around sense before humanity even evolved, we are just now classifying them.
Before you go around ranting and raving abut some "new" problems maybe you should actually do some research and find out how "new" it actually is.
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Life is not fair, it has never been fair, it is never going to be fair. yet there are still people who have the idea in their heads that life some how is fair. They (generally but not exclusively) come in two varieties: 1. people who will whine when the inequities of life hit them and 2. the people with the the bootstraps mentality who believe that peoples lot in life is their fault, ignoring the fact that we exist in a complex society where environment and circumstance can be larger factors in how your life plays out than how hard you work.
The most annoying is type 1, the people who will whine and fuss and cry when life's inequities smack them across the face. These will also be the people who waste their time and even life's on pipe dreams that few will achieve. The most insidious are type 2. Not only will these people blame the plight of the poor on the poor they will feel justified in not helping those who need help. When type 2s are elected or put in positions of power they can (and sometimes do) harm systems designed to help people who need help and they'll believe them selfs to be doing good because of their bootstraps mentality.
The idea that life is fair is a dangerous and insidious idea. The inequities and unfairness of life can not be dealt with and minimized if people think life is fair. The world isn't fair, it is full of inequities and this unfairness and inequalities must be dealt with if we hope to make the world a better place. You can't solve problems you refuse to admit exist.
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Words are words are words are words are words are words. Words have no inherent power, the only power words have are the power we give them and if we do not give words any power, they will not have power.
Shit, piss fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits, bitch, damn, goddamnit, ass, asshole, fucktard, retard, dipshit, asshat, son of a shit eating fucktard. No swear word has any meaning or power on its own, it is us that gives them meaning and power.
Words have no power or meaning on their own, we give words meaning and power. If we choose to change the meaning of a word than the meaning changes, if we choose to take away a words power than it has no power.
If people don't like a word, stop caring about its use and it will not have power. If people don't like the meaning of a word, change the meaning.
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Originaly posted at lonewoldsden.net on February 25th, 2011.
I'm currently trying to develop a game(s). I am in the early stages, currently making the sprites for the player character. I am using a drawing/image editing program called Paint.NET I don't like it, it has some problems that periodically makes me look for better free drawing software and when I look I see the same suggestion: GIMP.
I do not like Paint.NET because of its problems but I loath GIMP, I absolutely hate it. I hate it because it has so much unused potential, it could be the best free image editing/drawing program but because of its idiot developers it's garbage and I'm stuck with fucking Paint.NET. Gimp has the worst UI I have ever seen. The UI is so bad that it makes Pain.NET look brilliant in comparison, Paint.NET can't do many things that GIMP can do but the shear shittiness of GIMPs UI kills its usability while the UI on Paint.NET is actually intuitive (mostly) and simple to use.
Paint.NET has four floaty fucking windows (which I loath) but GIMP has two huge floaty fucking windows one as big as Paint.NETs four floaty fucking windows combined. Now look at the main window; Paint.NET has three toolbars, one the "File", "Edit", "View", etc menus, the second a tool bar with "new image", "open image", "save image", etc buttons with "undo", "redo" and "pixel grid" (which is absolutely necessary when dealing with pixel art) buttons, the third toolbar is for tool properties. GIMP: nothing! To undo you have to go to the huge floaty fucking window select the undo history tab (which is in the same box as the layer tab) and then undo. Why not have two small buttons in a convenient spot? As for pixel grid: GIMP doesn't even have that option, it has a grid option but not a pixel grid.
These floaty fucking windows in GIMP are the best examples of poor UI design. The bottom box in the window on the right has a brush selector, gradient selector and pattern selector tabs but the floaty fucking window on the left has a tool options box below the tool select box where you can quickly and easily choose the brush, gradient or pattern you want making the bottom box unnecessarily redundant. The tool property box would be better as a tool property toolbar in the main window which would would make the left floaty fucking window smaller thus less in the way.
Look at Paint.NETs floaty fucking windows, you'll notice one is a color selector. GIMP doesn't have one, well it does but you have too add it to one of the boxes or go to the "windows" menu and select it bringing it up as another floaty fucking window.
I've already said it but I really do loath floaty fucking windows but at least Paint.NETs floating fucking windows are small and when over the image will become translucent while the huge floaty fucking windows in GIMP are just in the way. This isn't rocket science! A single window with a small tool select box in a side bar on the left with a tool options tool bar above the image and a collapsible side bar on the right with collapsible boxes for layers, color selector, undo history and what ever else the user needs. A good UI is simple to come up with.
On a nice sunny day in Smurf Village Investigator Smurf came running up to Papa Smurf yelling: "Papa Smurf! Papa Smurf!"
"What is it Investigator Smurf?" Papa Smuf said.
"Body Smurf has been smurffed!"
Papa Smurf paused then asked: "What?" with a confused look on his face
"Some one smurffed him them smurffed out his smurf, smurf and smurf!"
"I have no-" Before Papa Smurf could finish Smurfette ran to Papa Smurf crying.
"Papa Smurf! Papa Smurf! I've been smurfed!" Smurfette said sobbing.
"What?" Papa Smurf asked with a confused look on his face
"He pushed me to the ground then pulled off my smuffies and smurffed me over and over again!"
"I don't under-"
"Your dress!" Investigator Smurf interrupted. "Its covered in smurf! The smurfest must have been the smurf who smurfed Body Smurf!"
"Body smurf has been smurfed!"
"Now hold on!" Papa smurf yelled. "I have no smurfing mother smurfing clue what ether of you are saying!"
"Papa Smurf! There is no need for such language!"
Meanwhile in an unnoticed house in Smurf Village. Anonymous Smirf sat eating a blue liver and onions.
Anonymous Smurf laughed then said: "After this I'm going get some from that cute little Smurfette again" then took a bite of the blue liver.
Originally posted at Lonewoldsden.net
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Crate man's intro- Crate man's real name is yet to discovered by anyone. He was a farmer's son and when his parents
died they left there estate and savings to him. He was 20, and he had no job and had finished college early.
Why not settle down in the countryside, maybe meet a nice girl? Unfortunately, all the girls in town were either too easy
or too idiotic. He lived quietly in the farmhouse, occasionally driving to the shoreline every now and again and taking
walks in the sand. Crateman's life was an uneventful one. Until one day, a mysterious large wooden box appears
nearby his home...and that's how it all began.
Crate Man's Log, August 2011:
Today I stumbled upon a crate in a nearby field on my farm not far from my house.
I have no idea where it came from or how it got there. I measured it at seven by seven feet with a depth of 3 and
a half feet. As far as I know it's empty. It's not exactly light but I've managed to wheel it over to the barn in my trailer.
The top is made of some sort of particle board, strongest I've ever seen...with a heart engraved on it.
I shall keep in close...Just in case.
I usually post blogs as my fictional characters and personas, for example
-Crate Man (A short collection I'm writing. If you'd like to be featured, let me know)
-Charles Bagle (Based on Begely from Neurotically Yours)...
The Nerd Fortress Podcast Episode 2: "Your on your own, there's no backup"
Unfortunately, it was just Mike Maverick and myself for the second episode! But that didn't stop us from trying to put out the second episode. We talk about quit a lot of stuff including news about Capcom and their ridiculous decision to sell DLC for Street Fighter x Tekken on a separate disk, mention Sega and Sonic Team and give them massive props, our first of many "What The Fuck story of the week" which is a new feature for the podcast and touch on the first anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami disaster as well as many other news stories including updates on the AKB48 anime "AKB0048" and the cast profiles for Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger! And a very special cheapskate gets our very first overkill barrage!!...