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  • Listening to: Simple Plan - When I'm Gone
  • Reading: Nothing *cry* No book....
  • Watching: King of Bandits Jing
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: Fruitless finger bun
  • Drinking: Coffee
Now normally, most normally, I'm a pleasant, happy-go-lucky sorta person! I'm agreeable, tolerant, patient. But we all have our days, and I think I'm having one of those days *evil glare*.

That said, I'm feeling in a ranty mood. I'm going to list some things that are irking me to heck in the last few days. I don't expect responses or happyness in return, but it sure beats putting it all down in a Word document. Without further ado, Gen presents: An emo, socially challenged rant of epic proportions!

#1. Lets start with smokers. Nothing (much) personal, but please, if you're going to give yourself cancer, stand away from other people who do not want it. I was sitting at Nando's with Kritter5x, on a nice sunny afternoon. What the heck, I thought, lets sit out the front where there are some tables and get some air for once. Lining the windows were signs saying "Do not smoke within 4 meters" Yay! That means no one will smoke near us! Wrongo, stupid 16-yr-old whatever sits down next to us and lights up smoke after smoke. Ash at this point is blowing INTO my mild peri-peri chicken pita, and I am about ready to make a snide remark...
Unfortunately I don't like comfrontation and I never make a habit of telling smokers to please move away. I wish I did. Why should I sit there choking on smoke that is burning my eyes and lungs. Maybe next time I'll make a stand and take a chance.

#2. DA. Sort of in general, sort of not. I've said this MANY times before, but I really don't like the community aspect of DA. I'm not social, and I'm a busy person. Ok so there are a ton of people on here whom I really like and think they're wonderful, but they're heavily outweighed with annoying people. People who don't READ, then note, email or main-page me to bug me about it. "HEI PLZ DRAW MY FOX FOR ME???" No, I'm sorry, but I don't do requests. Never have never will, and this is ALWAYS written in my journal. I know that's a stupid place to look for it, but everyone puts it there.
Also people who say "Be my friend!" and "Add more stuff to your dollmakers, unreasonable things!!!" I understand some people don't know how Flash works, but for goodness sake, STOP asking for me to move heaven and earth. I encourage critisism, suggestions, items, design, but do NOT ask me to do 10-million poses and add 400 more clothes because "there's not enough!" That is at my discretion ><

#3. That new song by Alicia Keys. I use to love her, and I don't think I've ever switched the radio over for a bad song before this one. But I HATE that song.

#4. Rants. Oops ={

#5. My computer freezing and resetting... it's enough when it does it in the middle of me playing a game, but now it's doing it while I'm working!!! Aiee I've learned the hard way to save every few minutes.


Actually I thought I had a lot more to complain about than that! Maybe I compiled way too many things into #2 ?
Or maybe I just feel better already? Anyway apologies for this, because I don't mean to upset anyone, I just want how I feel to be known. I'd better get back to work, I took a good long break just to vent all this ^^; I need coffee and a finger bun now ;_;

Back next time with something slightly more upbeat!
~ Gen


PLEASE READ THIS: I do NOT do trades or requests. Do not email or note me asking me to draw stuff, it will be ignored. Yeah.
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neothehedgehog2 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
T_T Hope you feel better soon gen!
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Wow, you've had a rough day? I agree with you completely. I hate smokers... Especially when they act like they can do whatever they want.
About your computer... I've had that problem before... My dad runs Symantec Anti-Virus software on his server and it works quite well actually. It could be a trojan virus like everyone else above me has been saying.

I've had a pretty rough week myself. I've been trying out for track and I did horribly for the first day. I could'nt even throw the shotput or discus even a thrid of the requirement. To make matters worse, I got a 16:72 seconds for the 100 m dash, which is slow by the standard. Half the girls that tried out did way better than me and they don't exercise, yet I did Cross Country just this past season and I should've done better. And on top of that, today I could've gone to practice but because of communication problems, my dad rescheduled my orthodontist appointment w/o calling me at lunch. So I walked home and now I'm stuck doing nothing because I screwed up.

Hope everything works out for you. Sorry about the long comment, I have a habit of doing that sometimes...
Crystalthewarrior Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Smokers are dumb D: DA isbeing real dumb naow. And people who keep asking you about request. Tell themm firmly NO D: That's what I do.

Anywho: Hope ya feel better!
Lallikin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008   Writer
You do get a lot of idiots on DA. It can't really be sorted, unfortunately
Onyx-the-fox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
My dad's a smoker, already had a heart attack :[
But yet he doesn't give up. >.<
gammarallyson Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I love that Alicia Keys song. It fills me with happiness and joy! :D

And also, people on dA don't read, just stare at the preety pictures, but I hope it doesn't deter you from your artistic postings!

Later! [^^]
FallnFromTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Well for the computer, I'm a computer technician for acer and you could try defragging your computer and before that a disk cleanup and how much RAM do you have in the computer?

Wesker-Chick Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ranting is a good thing really, cause if you keep all that stuff to yourself, it will eventually manifest itself physically.

As for the smoker problem, coming from someone who used to smoke for about 13 years, some people are inconsiderate morons. I used to smoke and I respected the people that didn't smoke. Hell, I quite because my husband dosen't smoke.

Anyway, before I start ranting myself, I hope you feel better now, cause that is the important thing!
killercore007 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Totally agree with you on #1. I hate smokers!
As for the "so there are a ton of people on here whom I really like and think they're wonderful, but they're heavily outweighed with annoying people.", now you got me curious, am I one of the people you like or am I one of the annoying people?

Venting can be good at the correct timing, at least in my opinion.
Too bad I never had the courage to vent anything...
HyperSonicFire15 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Ha...ha...^^; At least your rant didn't include lotsa cursing, like mine did. Hmm.....I don't think I ever said to add anything to the FDM's. Except more color choices....<< Ignore that. ^w^ Take care!!!!
ChaostheHedgehog117 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Hooray for rants! :salute:
Lord-Random Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
when it comes to that smoker rant, I don't think i could've put it any better myself.
bocker22 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
XD 3rd rant of the day!
Okami009 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
ech, smoking. it's not like I don't care if people smoke or not, I do care. it just annoys the crap outta me when they insist on smoking in front of my face. XP
SonicSours Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I'd agree with you on 1# And 2# sorry you feel like that.
SonicSours Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I'm tired..
DestinyHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Ugh.. your right about rant #1! My mom need stop dang!
GoldBlood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I HATE retards who don't bother to read anything AT ALL and suppose everyone's out there to draw their garbage.
ClumzyVaporeon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
another thing...... I suggested maybe a more variety of hats on the female FDA. And I just came to say... I'm sorry and I had no right to do that..... I'm such an idiot some times........ >< I'm a n00b anyway..... forgive my stupidness.
ClumzyVaporeon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
hm..... I don't usually ask for requests unless someone asks me. I like gifts better. :3
And about smokers.... BLEEEHHH!!!!!! My Aunt smokes and my Grandma smokes......... and I'm constantly with them... so i will probably DIE or something from second hand somke. Heck... smoking should be outlawed. It's commiting suicide and murder at the same time!!!
And yesh... i am one of those
who can't refuse doing a request... but this one kid won't stop pestering me about it!!! AAUUUGHHHH!!!!!! quit pestering me about the blasted thing!!!!!! Look, it's DONE WHEN IT IS DONE!
and furthermore, I don't mind rants. we all have to explode once in a while. I bet it finally feels better to let it out. :D you are an awesome artist, and people shouldn't pester you so much.
mike1967-now Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I Can Cheer you Up!
Want me to?
HideMeFromMy-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
x-x. Oh gawd', I see what you're getting to here. Tch', I'm 14, and near enough my whole Family smoke - as well as argue 24/7, which scares me sometimes, especially when they're drunk.

Plus I've broke my keyboard,and am having to use the, 'On Screen Keyboard', which Is causing my computer to freeze, then shut down every program I am using.

Heh'. It's nice to see loads of people replying to this who can relate to you.

Hope you feel better soon, Babe. x

Dusk64 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Yeah, people smoking around me is one of the reasons why my eyesight and breathing is getting bad..

Yeah, on DA i've seen alot of people just randomly asking weird questions that have been already answered in the authors comments, or on a journal. I really would only ask for a request when they are being taken, cause i've haven't asked for a request since the whole time i've been here so far..^^;

That Alicia Keys song.. It is getting pretty annoying the way they play it over and over.. Also.. Kids at school sing it all the time..( badly..>> ) It was ok when I heard it the first time but now it's just getting too annoying..

Ranting is great to get the point across to everyone.^^;

And finally.. Yeah... My computer does that all the time...T_T I usually have to restart it every day or every 2 or 3 hours im on it..

Hope everything turns out better for you!:)
kimberthehedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
gah, smokers need to know that non-smokers do not wanna be near them when they smoke >< most i know do go outside away from others, but some are just rude about it :(

and for the requests, i now ALWAYS look everywhere to see if they're open, and if they're not, i'm not gonna bother asking.

it's not that hard to check beforehand, people!

oh, and my laptop, the photoshop lags horribly if i leave it open for too long. so about ever 2 hours, i gotta save, close out, and reopen it, and it takes awhile.
geN8hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
My goodness people have replied so much! And made me feel so much better as I skim over it all =} I'll read them all soon, thankyou!!
RAUSVII Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Ouch... I'm glad I don't do #1, I'm not the kind of annoying person in #2, never listened to #3, I don't do #4, and my computer doesn't do #5... Only with IE at the most inopertune moments...

Poor you Gen... :hug: Hope you feel better soon.
Nexta Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Student General Artist
As for #5, if you can stomach opening the case of your computer, then it might be a good idea to clean out any dust bunnies hiding around in there. They can cause your computer to overheat, and then shut down/restart. So before you jump to any expensive conclusions, check that first. ;)
LeChemiste Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
When you're popular on dA, you attract more idiots. So the more requests and stuff you get, just remember its a sign of people loving your stuff. xD

What'd happen if some 16-year-old was smoking in a non-smoking zone with no-one else around, and you tell him its non-smoking? If he starts anything, you have the ace and you can easily outrun him because he's a smoker. =P
HemAliiXXXClub Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
F*** ME:puke:Sry about it...
ScootTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
um...hi i made a comment about adding sumin 2 dollmakers once and well i didnt know it upset so much so i apologise...sorry
Cutmanmike Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
For #1 Daniel should have FALCON PAWWWNCHED his ass!
Kritter5x Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I should've Purple Ganon PAWNCHED them instead, more powerful.
geN8hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Well he did offer but... settled for menacing glares. Next time though =P
AlexE88 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Ouchhy... you have a lot of bad luck don't you...?

The thing I mostly do with smokers in my vacinity is get up and walk over to have safer distance, I have no problem expressing the fact that I HATE second hand smoke, having never smoked my entire life, I wish it to remain that way, but yes, maybe confrontation might also be an idea, though it can be risky... as you can't really move somewhere else when you had settled down and were eating...

As for the request/AT stuff, I thought people would be smart enough to realise that you are a VERY busy person, you do so much high quality work, that I thought no one would think to ask you for a request... but I guess some people are just to blinded by what they'd like, that they never think about who's time they'd be taking up...

And I purely believe that you have done as much as nessesery with your doll maker, very few people would put the time and engery into that which you have produced already, and your anime face maker, in my veiw you really outdid yourself when you made that, so people who ask for anything more are living in a different universe ^^;

(and sorry for the long comment, I know you said you didn't want people to reply to this... but I had to say something... hope I don't add to your long list of annoying people ^^;)
Slik357 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
It's not been the best few days for you eh? Me neither, but I'm not gonna rant about it. Do you need some cash to get your computer checked out? Perhaps, if it's locking up and you've had the computer for more than about 3 years, I'd suggest having the Hard Disk checked out, or doing a reformat/rebuild of the system, or perhaps it's a stupid virus. (Holy crap, they make machines which are non-organic, yet still mortal to a simple "bug".)

Nothing seems to have gone right for you, poor Gen :cuddle:! Nothing goes right sometimes, but nothing will ever go right if you're upset at something else. Aussie smokers are a pain, they smoke in no-smoking areas to be cool, so all you have to do really is rip that no smoking sign off the wall and chuck it onto the street. The dumbass blonde-haired jock or bogan will probably (read: Hopefully) dive into oncoming traffic and be slaughtered mercilessly at the sake of having a cigarette to impress the ladies... or just himself.

Also, if people ask "hey, draw my fox for me" or such. Do two things:

1: Ignore them! Hell, I'd respond FOR you if you wanted, provided it was on your mainpage and not in notes, I love responding to things, even scam artists in Nigeria (although I usually end up giving them a phone number for the police station and ask them to call "me" on it in the end).
2: Try thinking of it in a complimentary way. Not one person has ever asked to use, look at or have me make any work for them (although I'm not the best artist as such, I can do 3d programming and a whole bunch of nifty things. I could make a 3d Sonic game for example). If someone's asking you to draw their character, you must be doing something right in the field of drawing ;) and you always have, your stuff rocks. You're an Australian giving us a good name, making us well known on DeviantART.

Also, venting, I guess must be good in some way. Unfortunately, it's not exactly ideal to go out and scream it into the face of others on the streets. There will be a solution to every problem that appears during the day, although a lot of it can be subsided with humour (You'd be surprised). Sorry for the longass comment, just wish I could help with a few of the problems, despite the fact I'm MAKING them by making a long comment.

Take care Gen.
WaveysownerAaron Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
1. My friend charlies friend SMOKES here in england, and he's only 9! at first I was like :omg: but then it went to this...:steaming:
2. My old cumputer completely reset itself, and all of my hard work on my own video game covers! (trust me, this was hard 'cuz I only have MS paint, Lexmark imaging (R) (TM), and MS office.):-X
3. I'm Really sorry that I didn't read your Journals a few months ago and requested a new chao designer... :(
Drunkenvalley Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ugh, I hate smokers like that.

In Norway, you're not allowed to smoke within school grounds.

Now, 7-8 smokers are smackup against the door, sneak-smoking.
Sonarthehedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
It's good to let stuff out and get things off your chest cause you tend to feel better afterwards. I hate it when people smoke to and the smell gives me a headache I can't stand it.
MissTooni Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Ugh... They play that Alicia Keyes music video on the screener at my work - once every ten minutes! Yaargh.

I hope you don't think I'm one of those annoying little DAers who keep asking for stuff. I really admire your art style, and I try to comment on stuff when I have something to say. I hope you don't think I randomly added you to my friends list, either. I just like watching your stuff, even if you don't watch mine, that's okay.

Rants are healthy, though! I totally agree about everything. I have my own additional rant about Brawl not coming out when it was supposed to...

Let's hope things go better for everyone, right? And that they stop playing that infernal song all the time!
namada Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I agree with everything you said. Very nicely said. :>
Fistsandamethyst Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Indeed, we all have our days like that. I'm sick of smokers too.
Shi-Shin-Yome Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Not so bad. It is good to vent frustrations otherwise heads may explode. You are doing a wonderful job with your works that you post here. So yeah. Cheers.

And about the smokers, you can always corner a waiter/waitress and ask them to do something. I does and does not work sometimes depending upon your city's laws on smoking in and around public establishments.

DangerousRadical Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
If I hear that Alicia Keys song one more time, I'm going to go bonkers myself. Practically every radio station and TV Music show/store is playing it. Makes the eyeballs twitch more than normal to hear it 1000 times at every turn. Wanna come with me to SAFM and thrash the living hell out of anyone who likes hearing that song over and over and over again? =D

Computer-wise...that's either lack of memory or a trojan siphoning off your system. Run a virus-scan (and I don't mean Norton, that's a virus in itself), and if that doesn't clear the problem, take it in for a professional go-over. I'll throw a suggestion at you to take your beloved baby into AllNeeds Computers; s'where I take all my compy issues to.

Simple, sure-fire way to get someone to quit smoking - tell them to put their mouth over a car exhaust whilst you rev the engine. About the same amount of long-term damage of smoking in 15 seconds flat. Tis evil, but the threat normally works well, especially if they're the type to blow it in people's faces and not give a fuck. Bring some heavy-duty duct tape along in case they get squirmy ;)

And in regards to DA, gotta take the good with the bad my dearheart :(
I get it too. Most of the time I point and laugh, other times I respond with a firm rant aimed directly at them. But sometimes, I feel cruel enough to do their request and post it on LJ (which btw is private). Hey, if they're just going to come up with stupid excuses, may as well do it for your *own* amusement purposes. I've come up with some pretty nasty situational hazards for such people's "requests". 'Course I don't know if you're the type to do such things hon, but the suggestion's there.

Hope everything else is well with you and Kritter, miss you though, can't deny that :hug:
FayelBlaze Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
(returns from hiding under a rock) now that rant wasn't so bad. hehe
BlitzMan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
...Wow... I...actually have nothing to object to on this one... The subjects coulda been covered a little better, but for some reason, I'm actually pleased with this one. I can understand them all completely. Nicely done! :judge:
aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
yeah looks like that was me who said the #1 and #2. i know how you feel.. ^^'
QueenDragonLeaf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
My responses to your said "rant"

#1: Smokers are dumb; that's why they suck on cancer sticks. It's their crutch in life. And if it's a sixteen year old...well my point is driven home there.

#2: You do have good art but sometimes you just get that random n00b who doesn't understand there is such a thing called "Life Outside of DA" and think you have all the time in the world to do every single itty bitty request. That or they're one of those few illiterate/blind to text combos that never cease to amaze me.

#3: Never heard it :shrug:

#4: But rants are good. Prevents postal service worker syndrome that ends a bloody mess.

And...most importantly...

#5: To take a small "I've been there before" step...your hard drive is dying on you. My old computer used to do that all the time before I replaced the hard drive (this before I got the infamous blue screen of death six months later). So either replace the drive or the computer but BACK EVERYTHING UP RIGHT NOW.

I tried being mostly comedic in my response but something tells me I failed horribly
Wilsondep89 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
well i agree with the smoking
next love knowing more about you
the computer hope it gets better
the song well it's can be better tho it suck
gemmeh473 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Phew, read that all.
Man, that sucks for you. I don't like smoke either. I hate my computer, and.. um.
I do, too, hate that Alicia Keys song.
ShuffleStar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Ahh, my cousin smoke on and off. She knows enough not to do it at times, but she's not addicted. It's hard to explain, but she's trying hard not too.

Yea, I can totally understand how you feel about some people on DA. I especially don't like people who randomly ask to be my friend, and then don't comment on anything, or people who just fav but don't comment. People bug me -_-'

I can totally understand yer rants!
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