Hero to Zero

Today is a fateful day for many people in the world, because I’m sure, as you are reading this, many people are taking their last breaths in this world and moving on to the next world, which may or may not be good, depending on which religious idiot you would like to listen to.

Well. Good thing it’s not my last breath. But it is the end of the Zero to Hero event.

How unfortunate.

I think I should be tearing up right now with so many emotions. Oh my god! Thank you for giving me an audience! I’m so happy. *cries*

No.

I do want to mention though that I’ve been promptly slacking off on Zero to Hero since around day 7. Maybe I should rip that Zero to Hero badge off my blog. Oh, I am such a disgrace. *eye roll* But I suppose this makes sense in that I’ve got no feelings toward that event because other than the 20, 30 some new followers I got from it, nothing really changed. It’s a good event. I just haven’t been doing it.

Sigh.

What a tough life.

Hero to Zero? Sounds like me. Except, well, I never was a hero.

League of Angels and Aggravating Ads

Ok. I swear that this can not just be me. I’ve been seeing all these ads lately for this new so called “Most Anticipated MMORPG of 2014” called League of Angels and their ads could probably be the most irrelevant little pieces of (apologies for language) shit I’ve ever seen.

The game Leagues of Angels is a 2 1/2-D turn-based browser MMORPG. I found that on the first site I clicked on. Accordingly, it is also apparently the most anticipated MMO of 2014, which is probably completely false. To be honest, it looks more like another copy of Wartune, which, to set the record straight, I have not played at all. I’ve only seen screenshots and they were enough to turn me away from that game. Ok, I can’t stand shitty graphics and I can’t stand 2 1/2 -D games.

But, that’s not my point.

Lately, on many of the sites I’ve been on, I get bothered by this ads on the side of beautifully rendered 3-D teenage girls with the biggest amount of jiggly cleavage a human could possibly have without looking ridiculous all dressed in tight fitting clothing and doing stuff to show off that cleavage. In fact I’ll describe all three ads for those who haven’t seen them yet.

Ad 1: Let’s make unnecessary sexual impressions as we undress for the beach!

This ad has by far been the most frequent and complicated to explain ad I’ve seen so far. It starts out with a close up of a boobalicious girl wearing a pink bikini. The boobs are jiggling around the small ad frame as the girl jumps up and down, though you can’t really tell that she’s actually jumping so you’ll have to make inferences as to what exactly she’s doing (hint hint). And you see little sparkles everywhere. Tell me that’s not hinting at something. Next it switches to a girl taking off her pants.

Ok, they’re at the beach. Nothing special right? But unless you inspect the image closely, (which, yes I’ve done now, but not at first), you’re given the impression that she’s not wearing a bikini bottom, but underwear. And now that means something totally different.

They go on to showing the first girl showing herself off in that sort of manner that clear is trying to turn you on and then you get one more shot of another boobalicious girl in the setting sun. The target audience for this ad is pretty obvious.

Ad 2: Let’s show how jiggly boobs can be when ladies fall to the ground!

The second type of ad I’ve seen seems more fit for the game even though it’s 1. rendered in 3-D instead of 2 1/2 -D and 2. completely irrelevant to the game as well. It’s in some type of castle courtyard and you get close ups of multiple girls on the ground, dressed like warriors. They’re barely holding themselves up and panting for some reason. Then they collapse onto the ground. And guess what?

Huge jiggly boobs.

Wow. What a surprise.

Ad 3: Let’s allow for large boobed girls to jump and dance in their bathing suits on a tennis court.

The last type I’ve only seen maybe 3 times. It’s of a fox-tailed anime girl and one without a tail dancing in a tennis court with revealing bathing suits on. There’s nothing much more to say about this one other than that it’s just as largely irrelevant to the game and focuses just as much on boobs as the others.

Ok. So I’ve spent all this time typing out all these disgusting ads. Why? Because I’m freaking pissed. I’m surfing the internet and I’m getting these disgustingly disturbing ads for a game that had absolutely nothing that do with beaches or tennis courts or especially large boobs and it’s distracting.

So what am I saying? Well, obviously there are a couple things that we can draw conclusion on.

  1. If you decide to play this game, you will very likely be met with large amounts of perverted men who like to watch boobs jiggle and have been stupid enough to sign up for this game even though nothing in it contains jiggly boobs.
  2. The creators of this game certainly are not very smart in their antics if they think that all they need to attract attention and get more players for is jiggly boobs.
  3. Why in the world do they have the game in 2 1/2-D if they can make 3-D ads? Stupid. Simple another way to make yourself look bad.
  4. This game is going to be repulsive.

So there you go. A rather abnormal and long post from me. I congratulate you if you’ve survived this long. I’m done ranting. It’s your turn now.

A Pine Arb?

So last night I had this crazy dream that had to do with school and some ridiculous stuff. But towards the end of this bizzare dream, the recurrence and emphasis on an object called the “Pine Arb” could not be overlooked and whenever I tried to ask what is was in my dream, everyone would push it off, telling me that I would be informed of what it was at a later time. (More like my brain porbably didn’t even know either so it was trying to avoid confrontation with me.) So I wake up this morning with a driving desire to know what the hell a pine arb was.

After a long and thorough search on Google I realized a sad truth: it doesn’t actually exist. There are a such thing as “ARB pines” but nothing came up solely as “pine arb”. So what the heck was a pine arb?

This I will have to ask you, my dear readers, because I honestly have no idea why I would have a dream about pine arbs and where the heck did they come from. Pine arbs? Like really?

I’ve got nothing more to say…

Spam Here, Spam There, Spam Spam Everywhere

Ok, so first I get spam followers who don’t even read my blog and then I get spam comments, and now I get spam likes? What kind of blasphemy is this?

For those who don’t know, what I consider a spam like is when a blog post gets like by someone who’s Gravatar picture is a very generic, pretty talk-show hostess type face girl and who doesn’t have a blog on WordPress, meaning that I can’t follow them. So when I visit their Gravatar page, the only website available is some trashy spam site titled “This is the best!” and usually contains huge amounts of “How to Lose Weight in Minutes!” ads.

Ok, first off, thank you for just assuming that I’m fat. I haven’t even posted a freaking picture of myself on this blog. I’m not offended at all.

Second off, thank you for liking my post. I’m glad you’ve read it. Even though it has nothing to do with my inability to loose weight in minutes. Not that I need to do that either.

Third off, thank you for giving my blog extra views even though I have no idea how you’ve managed to get to my site without any referrers. I suppose that’s the magic of spam-bots. Am I right?

So actually, I have to thank you spam-bot for all the good things you’ve given me. Keep on visiting my blog. I’m encouraging you. Seriously.

(Oh jeez, I must be insane now, encouraging spam-bots to spam my blog…)

Too Many Standing Ovations

I don’t like political speeches.

I have an issue with how every couple hundred words, the speaker stops and waits as the audience goes on to clap for 5 minutes straight. I take issue with the fact that they seem to get longer and longer as the speech progresses and I personally get SO annoyed by them.

I’m not very into politics. I don’t care if the government is big or small. I don’t care how they runs things. I wish I did, but after many futile attempts to get myself interested in politics, I’ve come to the conclusion that politics is just not my thing. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. So, of course, I tend not to be too into political speeches.

But occasionally, there are one or two that I listen to, just because, well, they’re speeches and they’re good to listen to. AND IT’S SO AGGRAVATING! I swear the applause is arranged because not only is it super long, it doesn’t die down slowly, it just stops. Just. Like. That.

I hate it. It breaks the flow of the speech so much, not to mention, now, a 30 minute speech could very well go one for 2 hours.

Like what the heck?

The Theme Problem

No matter how much you customize your theme, change things up, add a background image, it still is super awkward when you stumble upon a blog with the same theme. At least for me.

Theme’s are beautiful. They’re a wonderful way to solving everyone’s issue with being unable to create their own blog. Or at least a pretty one. But using themes has a bad side to it. You are no longer original. You can’t be counted as one of a kind. Somewhere out there, there’s going to be another person, who while won’t have the same exact color scheme, will have to same exact same theme. And that bothers me.

Sometimes, I’ve really been tempted to choose the least popular theme just for the heck of it because then the chances of seeing that theme on another blog is smaller. But then I wouldn’t be happy with how my blog looks.

What a dilemma.

I hate how OCD I am.

Ahoy! We want to invest in you!

Being the stupid person I was and giving my e-mail out at the PSAT, I, as consequence, now have an inbox full of college trash. And let me tell you about the bullshit they talk about. I got one e-mail that said, in bold lettering “You’re SAT scores are so impressive.” Uh, excuse me, hello? I haven’t even taken a freaking SAT yet you liar! All of them say the same thing, and they all are about how wonderful of a student I am. But the most annoying yet is one, where the subject of the e-mail was “We want to invest in you.”

Ok. First off, I am not an object.

You can invest in stocks. You can invest in businesses. But you do not walk around saying, “Hey! I don’t know you at all and you’ve got no stellar achievement whatsoever, so I’m going to invest a full college tuition on you!” I don’t like the idea that I’m just another money-making object. If I succeed, I’m suppose to give money back. If not, well then sucks for me.

It’s great that you want to spend money on me. I’m deeply pleased. But I’m wondering, how many more of those e-mail have you sent out? Thousands? Millions? Most people will just ignore it. But, what if, just what if EVERYONE replied? Now will you just say, “Hey I’ll invest in you because you’re not too shabby.”?

Just to prove a point, I went into a couple of them and changed my name, e-mail and address to something completely made up. I live in Afghanistan but I go so school in New Mexico. I live on Main Street, but my house number 1409. It’s hilarious. Even though I suppose it’s not nice to screw with colleges like that.

So, Mr. College E-mail, go away and we can stop wasting each other’s lives. OK? 

Guess what I got? >>The Leibster Award

I got the Leibster Award! SQUEEEE!!!!

Ok, before I get an emotional break down from this, I want to thank Scott for nominating me. I’m so glad that people think that my writing isn’t terrible. That’s all I care. Really. And for those that don’t know, the Leibster Award is given to awesome bloggers with less than 200 followers.

So now for some wonderful Q&A.

1. Why did you start your blog?

Ok. I could be lazy right now and just be like, HERE, TAKE THIS LINK, AND GO READ THIS POST. But since I really shouldn’t be doing that, I won’t.

So why did I start this blog?

Well, to keep the story short, I wanted to feel popular and loved and thought that since getting followers made me feel so fulfilled, then maybe I should start a blog. So I did. Ok, that’s not actually true.

Originally, I went on WordPress because I was learning HTML and the book I was using claimed that WordPress has a very nice platform for to work on. Of course, that was wordpress.ORG. I didn’t know that. And so I made a blog here. Smart huh? I abandoned that blog quickly, but later, I thought, well, since I write stuff, why not a story blog? Let’s just say that I got basically nowhere with that. (*cough* 2 posts *cough*) So I guess this blog was started out of an act of stupidity in an attempt to not feel like such a failure.

2. If your life were a movie, who would play you?

Ha, good question because I don’t know any actors or actresses. Sadly, the only names I know are Tom Hanks (because of Forrest Gump) and Orlando Bloom (because of Legolas). I’ve completely forgotten who’s in the Hunger Games, even though I completely could just Google that now. So to be honest, I have no idea.

But if you know any actresses that might be willing to play the part of a sassy Asian, I’m all for it.

3. Describe yourself in five words.

The awesomest person ever born.

4. What is the next thing to do on your bucket list?  (If you don’t have one, why not?)

Ah, funny because I had to look that up first because I wasn’t so sure what that meant.

On my bucket list? Well, I originally wanted to be a world famous author. I mean who doesn’t? Well that was until I saw how people responded to those types of books in school. And then I realized, well, I don’t want my work to be commented on like how people comment on Shakespeare. So that’s changed. My next goal is to save enough money to buy my own iTouch and laptop before college. Much more plausible.

5. What was the best day in your life thus far?

Can I say today? Because I just felt like I actually accomplished something for once. Hard for someone who tends to be so lazy sometimes. But other than today, I’d say last year, on the last day of NaNoWriMo, finishing for the first time. Oh, that feeling of relief. It felt sooo good..

6. Who was your childhood hero?

Definitely myself. I wasn’t one of those typical kids who got all starry eyed when it came to celebrities or television characters or Neil Armstrong (don’t ask me why, but a huge number of people say Neil Armstrong). I really didn’t have a hero. I was myself. I didn’t ever want to be anyone else.

7. If you could have any “superpower” what would it be?

Goog question. I’m stuck between having powers similar to Jack Frost in Rise of the Guardians where he gets to make it snow and draw ice anywhere he wants and being able to create worlds filled with living creatures (Kind of like The Architect. If you get what I mean).

8. Coffee, Tea or “Just leave me alone in the morning”? (What gets your day started?) 

I absolutely hate coffee. For the record, caffeine makes me sleepy and there’s nothing in the taste of coffee that draws me to it. Tea is lovely, but tea has always been an afternoon thing for me. Me in the mornings is, “Ugh, is it a weekend?” and then I’ll spend 5 minutes trying to figure out what day of the week it is. As you can tell, mornings are not my thing.

9. Who is your closest family member (not living in your house) and why are you so close?

Hard question to answer since most of my not-in-my-house relatives aren’t in this country. But I’d say I’ve been the closest with my grandmother. I lived with her for the first 3 (?) years of my life. We were always really close. It’s kind of hard to explain our relationship. We’re just close.

10. Describe the perfect vacation for you? 

Oh. Me? That would be holing up at some fancy resort with room service and free WiFi either reading or writing. Or playing games. And then occasionally walk outside for a refresher, maybe go to the spa. I am lazy when it comes to traveling. With the exception of rock climbing and hiking.

Ok, new nominees, if you’d like to accept this award, here are some rules I’d like you to follow:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

2. You must answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you.  (That list is below the nominations.)

3. You must nominate 5-10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers and notify them of their nomination.

4. You must come up with 10 more questions for your nominees to answer.

(If this looks familiar, it’s because I may have seemed to have copy-pasta’ed it from my nominee.)

So my nominees are (not in any particular order):

1. http://atypicalamateur.com

2. http://fictionlass.wordpress.com/

3. http://missionimportugal.wordpress.com/

4. http://likhtelikhte.wordpress.com

5. http://tommarple.wordpress.com/

6. http://chrismusgravewriter.wordpress.com

7. http://thewordtrance.wordpress.com/

8. http://royveruniverse.wordpress.com/

9. http://thesearemywickedwords.wordpress.com/

10. http://sillywordsfromasillygirl.wordpress.com/

And my questions for you are:

1. What is you favorite type of weather?

2. If coffee were to suddenly be reported to be hazardously poisonous to the body and deemed illegal, how would that effect your life?

3. If you were to write a novel, what would it be about?

4. Coke or pepsi? In-depth explanation please.

5. Have you ever made a super embarrassing typo? If so, what was it and what happened?

6. If could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

7. Do you 1. Like writing a blog post, 2.Find it a burden but are doing it anyways, 3.Don’t really care but do it because you have nothing else to do or 4. None of the above?

8. For cross-atlantic or cross-pacific travels, would you prefer ship or airplane?

9. If you were suddenly thrown in the Hunger Games, what do you think are your chances of surviving? Of winning?

10. Google, Bing or Yahoo?

*Bonus Question*: Do you think Wikipedia is reliable?

Have fun! And I’ll be looking forward to your responses!

The Older the Better

I was at the library, volunteering like any old teenager desperate for something that might look good on their collage apps (well not exactly) and putting returned books in order when I noticed something.

Many of the most popular books, were the ones that were in the worst shape.

Now bear with me, because this may seem like common sense. I mean, come one, no duh! Lots of people read these books! And so they get worn really easily! But I’ve always thought opposite.

I’m really paranoid about keeping books in prime condition. I absolutely HATE writing in books. There’s nothing that bothers me more (even though we’re required to so in school). It’s distracting to write notes, it’s distracting to read with them there. Surprisingly, I have nothing against buying used books – as long they don’t show that they’ve been used. And that includes names written in pen, water stains, ripped pages, slightly worn corners and even random bookmarks still in the book. Of course, I’d prefer a new one to an old one. Yes. I’m a little OCD.

So my first instinct was that well, since these books are so popular, maybe people would give an effort to keep them in better condition even though more people will be reading them. Well, I was wrong.

It’s not really that I haven’t noticed. We notice things all the time. I just never actually took the time to think about it, and I think that is maybe one of the most important things. We sometimes don’t realize things, even though they’ve been in front of us the whole freaking time.

But I’m glad at least that I realized it early on, before I made a fool of myself.