hobbit_feets: (c'lebs || raaaaaaage)
Those of you who follow me on Twitter may be aware that I am taking a class on John Milton's works this semester, and that the man who teaches that course is mad, senile, apparently wishes to repress any tendency on the part of the class to think for itself, and doesn't know what literary analysis means. He is incapable of sticking to a point, never discusses the class readings, and his lectures meander in a labyrinthine fashion which suggests that even he has no idea what he's saying. He also has a habit of interjecting bizarre and insulting comments regarding politics and the supposed religious background of the class into his lectures. Today, naturally, he had to talk about the death of Osama bin Laden and what Milton would have thought of that.

Here is a transcript from Twitter, featuring my bitching, with cameos from [livejournal.com profile] platoapproved  and [livejournal.com profile] brewsternorth  .



epic facepalming under the cut )
hobbit_feets: (c'lebs || raaaaaaage)
Those of you who follow me on Twitter may be aware that I am taking a class on John Milton's works this semester, and that the man who teaches that course is mad, senile, apparently wishes to repress any tendency on the part of the class to think for itself, and doesn't know what literary analysis means. He is incapable of sticking to a point, never discusses the class readings, and his lectures meander in a labyrinthine fashion which suggests that even he has no idea what he's saying. He also has a habit of interjecting bizarre and insulting comments regarding politics and the supposed religious background of the class into his lectures. Today, naturally, he had to talk about the death of Osama bin Laden and what Milton would have thought of that.

Here is a transcript from Twitter, featuring my bitching, with cameos from [livejournal.com profile] platoapproved  and [livejournal.com profile] brewsternorth  .



epic facepalming under the cut )
hobbit_feets: (c'lebs || raaaaaaage)
There's race!fail on [livejournal.com profile] linguaphiles .  Honestly, of all the comms, I might have thought that one would be safe.  *facepalms*
hobbit_feets: (c'lebs || raaaaaaage)
There's race!fail on [livejournal.com profile] linguaphiles .  Honestly, of all the comms, I might have thought that one would be safe.  *facepalms*
hobbit_feets: (firefly || transfixed)
Everything's gone, Jesus fuck, my computer, it's all gone.  I woke up this morning, and the computer... it's like it rebooted itself and went back to factory settings.  All my documents, all my pictures, all gone, every program I ever downloaded, every change I ever made, all gone.  Even Firefox.  None of my bookmarks are there anymore, none of the apps I downloaded- ljlogin or the British English dictionary-  it's like I just went out and bought a new computer, 'cos everything's fucking gone.

*deep breaths*

hobbit_feets: (firefly || transfixed)
Everything's gone, Jesus fuck, my computer, it's all gone.  I woke up this morning, and the computer... it's like it rebooted itself and went back to factory settings.  All my documents, all my pictures, all gone, every program I ever downloaded, every change I ever made, all gone.  Even Firefox.  None of my bookmarks are there anymore, none of the apps I downloaded- ljlogin or the British English dictionary-  it's like I just went out and bought a new computer, 'cos everything's fucking gone.

*deep breaths*

hobbit_feets: (icons || with a really big feather)
Dear laptop,

Never, ever do that again, do you understand?  I don't care how distressed you are, offering me nothing but a blank, black screen with no Windows forthcoming even after I restart you half a dozen times is not acceptable.  Furthermore, pray do not freeze on me, so necessitating a manual restart.  Really.  Don't.  Ever.  I'm jolly glad that Safe Mode worked well enough for you to restart again with your normal capabilities, but I'd appreciate if you didn't put me under that kind of stress.  You know what a chill sort I am; hyperventilation is not something I am accustomed to.

Ta very much,

Barrett

Also!  I made myself an icon!  I have never made an icon before in my life, and I'm rather pleased by this turn of events.  The icon is of me, which, perhaps, seems a trifle vain, but I did my employee photos at work today (I work at one of those Old Time Photo places) and so I felt compelled.  It's copyright protected, of course, which makes me a horrible, horrible employee, but there we are.
hobbit_feets: (icons || with a really big feather)
Dear laptop,

Never, ever do that again, do you understand?  I don't care how distressed you are, offering me nothing but a blank, black screen with no Windows forthcoming even after I restart you half a dozen times is not acceptable.  Furthermore, pray do not freeze on me, so necessitating a manual restart.  Really.  Don't.  Ever.  I'm jolly glad that Safe Mode worked well enough for you to restart again with your normal capabilities, but I'd appreciate if you didn't put me under that kind of stress.  You know what a chill sort I am; hyperventilation is not something I am accustomed to.

Ta very much,

Barrett

Also!  I made myself an icon!  I have never made an icon before in my life, and I'm rather pleased by this turn of events.  The icon is of me, which, perhaps, seems a trifle vain, but I did my employee photos at work today (I work at one of those Old Time Photo places) and so I felt compelled.  It's copyright protected, of course, which makes me a horrible, horrible employee, but there we are.
hobbit_feets: (f & l || everything except temptation)
Jaesus fucking Christ, that gave me a turn and no mistake.  I only thought LJ had gone and died on me, and l'd have lost all me precious RP journals.   Granted, I've backed them up, but still.  I mean, the point of RP is the action thereof, not the ability to look at a lifeless journal. 

*clutches LJ to bosom and never lets it go*
hobbit_feets: (f & l || everything except temptation)
Jaesus fucking Christ, that gave me a turn and no mistake.  I only thought LJ had gone and died on me, and l'd have lost all me precious RP journals.   Granted, I've backed them up, but still.  I mean, the point of RP is the action thereof, not the ability to look at a lifeless journal. 

*clutches LJ to bosom and never lets it go*
hobbit_feets: (lom || against the sky)
It's Christmas! And for Christmas, this lovely, sunny, snowy morn, I awoke to the most fabulous Yuletide fic one could ask for:

http://yuletidetreasure.org/archive/65/brotherlyaffection.html

This, my friends, is The Importance of Being Earnest slash. It is Jack/Algy slash. It's hilarious. The voices are so perfectly Wildean it's ridiculous, and the whole piece is flippant and frivolous and Algy has the most fantastic lines of droll dandyism, and it should be squee'd over, because it is awesome. That is a Christmas present. I am reminded, despite the madness of writing my entire fic in one night, and staying up dead tired to do it, why I love Yuletide. I love writing for people. I love writing for myself as well, of course- that's why one writes- but knowing that you've pleased someone by writing really is an immensely gratifying feeling.

You should all go read this! It's brilliant and lovely, and the author deserves to be told so.

On a slightly less charitable note, I went with la familia today to go see The Day The Earth Stood Still. Now, I know the original The Day The Earth Stood Still, made in... 1951, I think. It's one of those movies that's a family tradition. We know it and love it, and were very dubious about the remake, but figured- hey, why not? Might as well give it a chance, aye?

My feelings on this subject, having sat through the movie, can, I believe, be succinctly summed up thusly:

*facepalm*

The screenwriters somehow managed to completely miss the point of the original movie. There was almost nothing in common with the original; Gort and Klaatu went around killing people and blowing things up, they completely altered the message of the original, far too much focus was put on the (unique to the remake) sob story about Helen and her stepson, and his dead father... just no.  Klaatu didn't even get his epic speech at the end!   Altogether, an immensely unsatisfactory cinema experience.  There are just some movies which are good as is, I think.

This, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is the original The Day the Earth Stood Still.

The trailer for 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (1951) )

Made of awesome and win.  And cheesy 50's theremin music.

hobbit_feets: (lom || against the sky)
It's Christmas! And for Christmas, this lovely, sunny, snowy morn, I awoke to the most fabulous Yuletide fic one could ask for:

http://yuletidetreasure.org/archive/65/brotherlyaffection.html

This, my friends, is The Importance of Being Earnest slash. It is Jack/Algy slash. It's hilarious. The voices are so perfectly Wildean it's ridiculous, and the whole piece is flippant and frivolous and Algy has the most fantastic lines of droll dandyism, and it should be squee'd over, because it is awesome. That is a Christmas present. I am reminded, despite the madness of writing my entire fic in one night, and staying up dead tired to do it, why I love Yuletide. I love writing for people. I love writing for myself as well, of course- that's why one writes- but knowing that you've pleased someone by writing really is an immensely gratifying feeling.

You should all go read this! It's brilliant and lovely, and the author deserves to be told so.

On a slightly less charitable note, I went with la familia today to go see The Day The Earth Stood Still. Now, I know the original The Day The Earth Stood Still, made in... 1951, I think. It's one of those movies that's a family tradition. We know it and love it, and were very dubious about the remake, but figured- hey, why not? Might as well give it a chance, aye?

My feelings on this subject, having sat through the movie, can, I believe, be succinctly summed up thusly:

*facepalm*

The screenwriters somehow managed to completely miss the point of the original movie. There was almost nothing in common with the original; Gort and Klaatu went around killing people and blowing things up, they completely altered the message of the original, far too much focus was put on the (unique to the remake) sob story about Helen and her stepson, and his dead father... just no.  Klaatu didn't even get his epic speech at the end!   Altogether, an immensely unsatisfactory cinema experience.  There are just some movies which are good as is, I think.

This, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is the original The Day the Earth Stood Still.

The trailer for 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (1951) )

Made of awesome and win.  And cheesy 50's theremin music.

hobbit_feets: (firefly || time is out of joint)
I want to leave. 

Is that cowardly?  I don't know, maybe.  To leave without finishing things up more.  I've tried, though, is the thing; I went and talked to teachers and made an effort there, and for a while it succeeded, and I felt on top of things and whatever, but it's just got worse now.  

Maybe it's cowardly, but I do believe it's the best thing for me right now.  For my personal health- mental and physical and emotional and all of it.  Staying here is doing me no good.  I need a fresh page.  To go home, I think, would be good for me.  Someplace where I know I have good friends, where I can get a job and be productive day by day.  Turn over that proverbial new leaf and find somewhere better for me to start again.

Fuck it.

hobbit_feets: (firefly || time is out of joint)
I want to leave. 

Is that cowardly?  I don't know, maybe.  To leave without finishing things up more.  I've tried, though, is the thing; I went and talked to teachers and made an effort there, and for a while it succeeded, and I felt on top of things and whatever, but it's just got worse now.  

Maybe it's cowardly, but I do believe it's the best thing for me right now.  For my personal health- mental and physical and emotional and all of it.  Staying here is doing me no good.  I need a fresh page.  To go home, I think, would be good for me.  Someplace where I know I have good friends, where I can get a job and be productive day by day.  Turn over that proverbial new leaf and find somewhere better for me to start again.

Fuck it.

hobbit_feets: (iris || tunnel of the unwanted)
*sigh*  I cannot wait for the semester to be over.  I just really need a fucking change of scenery.

I'm depressed, I'm sleeping through classes and staying up all night, I'm hardly talking to people except online, I don't do anything except online.  Not good.  This is not good, but I can't bring myself to fix it.  FUCKING HELL.

*flails* 

I'm going home for Thanksgiving break this week, and I'm just really tempted to stay there.  I do not want to be here anymore; I need the city, I need people.

And it's fucking cold out.  Really horrible, horrible cold that cuts to the bone and means you can't walk bloody anywhere.  Which is rubbish if you're like me and can't drive, and therefore have to walk everywhere.

hobbit_feets: (iris || tunnel of the unwanted)
*sigh*  I cannot wait for the semester to be over.  I just really need a fucking change of scenery.

I'm depressed, I'm sleeping through classes and staying up all night, I'm hardly talking to people except online, I don't do anything except online.  Not good.  This is not good, but I can't bring myself to fix it.  FUCKING HELL.

*flails* 

I'm going home for Thanksgiving break this week, and I'm just really tempted to stay there.  I do not want to be here anymore; I need the city, I need people.

And it's fucking cold out.  Really horrible, horrible cold that cuts to the bone and means you can't walk bloody anywhere.  Which is rubbish if you're like me and can't drive, and therefore have to walk everywhere.

hobbit_feets: (firefly || see how i soar)
... At this moment, my brother is standing behind me, quite silently, just staring at me.  He is doing this because he wants me to get off the computer so he can use the internet.  Even though he was supposed to have been in bed an hour and a half ago.  Hypocrisy?  What is this hypocrisy you speak of?    It's really quite annoying.

Fuck off, William. 

Yes you, darling brother.  I'm gone in four days, and then you won't have to deal with me any more.  Nor I you, thank god.

Whatever do you mean?  It's struck-out, doesn't count. 
hobbit_feets: (firefly || see how i soar)
... At this moment, my brother is standing behind me, quite silently, just staring at me.  He is doing this because he wants me to get off the computer so he can use the internet.  Even though he was supposed to have been in bed an hour and a half ago.  Hypocrisy?  What is this hypocrisy you speak of?    It's really quite annoying.

Fuck off, William. 

Yes you, darling brother.  I'm gone in four days, and then you won't have to deal with me any more.  Nor I you, thank god.

Whatever do you mean?  It's struck-out, doesn't count. 
hobbit_feets: (John says 'bollocks')
I am a laid back sort of person.  Relaxed.  Chill, if you will.  But my god, my brother makes me angry.  That sort of ridiculous anger where you can't even think straight and all you want to do is just lash out because you need some way to deal with the anger.  I want to hit him.  Properly.  Punch him in the face.  Make him apologise, or just fuck off and leave me alone, you know.  But of course I can't.  Fuck it, I hate this.  This is such a waste of emotion.  There's no way for me to deal with it, none at all, and it just infuriates me.  
hobbit_feets: (John says 'bollocks')
I am a laid back sort of person.  Relaxed.  Chill, if you will.  But my god, my brother makes me angry.  That sort of ridiculous anger where you can't even think straight and all you want to do is just lash out because you need some way to deal with the anger.  I want to hit him.  Properly.  Punch him in the face.  Make him apologise, or just fuck off and leave me alone, you know.  But of course I can't.  Fuck it, I hate this.  This is such a waste of emotion.  There's no way for me to deal with it, none at all, and it just infuriates me.  

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