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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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lilsugarbaby Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
gen my dad smokes so i know how you feel i love my computer it has never froze on me and i use to love that song it was me and my ex boyfriends song but we broke up and now that song ticks me off but anyway i love this entry it makes a true point
CatsEye-Writer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Student General Artist
bitchwolf Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
What can I say, except I second your emotions about smokers who insist I should smoke as well. :roll:
Last summer, me and some friends were at a big fair they hold every year nearby... And after, waiting for the bus, there came three kids (=teenagers of ages approx between fifteen and seventeen) and one started smoking. (at this point, we were sitting a few feet away from the road, they sat down by the road so that the wind blew the smoke right in our faces.)
We asked them politely to move and smoke downwind of us. They said "no" in a way that told us we were conservative old farts who were butting in on their freedom to do as they damn well please. We said to eachother some words about what a hell life would be when they started out in it for real, but couldn't really get them to leave.
Then came one of the security guys for the fair, and told them they had to move away from the bus sign, because they were too close to the road.
Now of course this didn't really make their going away our doing in any way... But everyone involved felt that we'd won ;) Hee hee hee. (I'm allowed a bit of glee for that.)
So yeah. Smokers that can't allow me to not smoke = no friends of mine. I'm about to roll into rants about that myself every half hour, the internet just gets saved from it because I rant to my friends instead.

The whole "be my friend" thing can be a bit odd to me, I'm not overly social either - I like to chat with/ go see some people that I'm close with. Friendships grow from maybe a common interest and then you have some other stuff in common and so on and so forth and suddenly it's been a few years and you still like each other's company.
I don't quite get the whole "yay we are all in the same place and roughly the same fandom so let's say we're one big family" thing. And "friends" for some people (a lot of people) online seems to mean "you draw me pictures and I type undecipherable messages to you".
I should add for the record that I've also met some really nice people online (esp. on dA) - but I'm not one to mingle.
DarkIgnis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
lmao......... that was a decent rant there.....

and your right...... people are just stupid.....

im one of them..... but im not stupid just perverted.....>.>
*should not have said that out loud..*

lmao........ kill all the smokers...... thats what i say!..... its not murder it looks like suicide lmfao..... REALLY.....

meh....... gone now.... read your emo one now..... buh bye....
annzie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
yup I agree, smokers are pain in the asses... they really kill you with the smoke flying at you.
Flamy-Star Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I seriously know exactly how you feel. ._.

About the computer thing, I've had that since I got my computer. =_=;; It's really annoying and I have it ALL THE TIME. >_>; Sometimes it's a little less, but now we're in a period that it chrashes about 20 times a day. >_>
Redesignated Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Student General Artist

Sorry. ^^;

Hope you feel better soon. D:
muffin-pants Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
argh, I hate that song too.
Twas kinda funny at the state fair when where were driving home at like 5 mph the windows were down cuz it was hot and these people standing next to us started smoking and well all let hell lose on them. It was worth it cuz we stayed in the same spot for like 20 minutes. ^^;;;
HAPS Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Believe me, you're not the only one who hates that song...
TheDJTC Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I miss the rantin' Swede...
Sage-By-Day Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah Flash... Complicated, yet beautiful, So I maned my Copy Shelby because of that.
AtsumoriCE Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I don´t read anithyng

kawaii-devil33333 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
i agree with all of these!
Princess-Namine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I wrote in my diary once how my sister was really mean, but I cursed a TON. If I were to rant, it would probably have lots and lots of stars. It can be sometimes fun to rant, Go Ranting! :D
90sCat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you have every reasn to be upset. I am rather upset myself lately becasue my boyfriend is thinking of leaving dA. But I have all the right reasons to leave if I want to
Nephyre Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oi yoi yoi! Seems like we both had a bad day yesterday! *sympathizes*
MaddyBunny Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I agree with everything in your rant.
Glad you got some steam off your chest. :B
TheGoTeN Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
One day when ur choking on smoke, maybe youll ask the bum sitting next to you to go somewhere else lol.. and i hate that new song from Alicia Keys too =P
Atreius-Lux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I know what you mean about selfish smokers, sometimes saying something witty usually makes them clear off ^-^
Mirai-Mika Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It's cool to rant, sometimes it's actually fun to read XD. Sorry sorry, but everyone has those days. I'm sure tommorrow will bring a better day!
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
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