woodface: ([fma] got you scoped)
First off, yes I know there is a huge irony posting this on my RL livejournal. I understand that perfectly. I also understand that I'm not doing this in an open forum created to invite wank. I'm not hiding behind anonymity.

What the hell is the point of dragging a personal RP issue out into anon comms simply to create wank? I don't care how many people agree with your issues, it still is a low and coward way to air them. Talk to friends, talk to players. Hell, talk to the person you have an issue with. But what exactly does anyone gain by going into a public comm and dragging your issues out in front of people seeking wank?

Please, explain this to me. I don't get it. I only understand that when I notice Fandom High's dirty laundry getting aired outside of the game's boundaries, that I feel deeply ashamed of the players who take part in it and seem to enjoy it. I stop caring if what is said is true or not. If you're mad at your housemate, you don't go stand outside on the street and hand out fliers about why you're pissed with them. (I hope.)

I assure you, I've had many issues with the game before. Issues that I've discussed with my friends when I simply needed to vent, or with the player when it became a real issue. I've not handled it always well, but never have I felt any need to drag it out in public. That's easy, that's cheap. It drags the game down and it insults its players. Stop making me ashamed of something I love.

France

Nov. 7th, 2005 01:15 pm
woodface: (BSG frak off)
So the riots in France are continuing. Do they really think they're going to gain anything from this except get people more pissed off and even more racist? They're just confirming the stereotypes and frakking it up for the people who integrate themselves.

Apparently they burned a few cars in Brussels too. No riots and probably some punk kids getting ideas from what they're seeing in France. I hope anyway. Don't they see that they're just feeding extreme right more ammo? Idiots.

Haircut

Oct. 12th, 2005 02:39 pm
woodface: (BSG frak off)
Remember how annoyed I was at my last haircut? How it looked completely shite and I hated it with a vengenance? Yeah well, my hairdresser just outdone herself. She turned an order to "thin it out" and maybe cut the edges a bit into "leave the bottom long, make the top real short and give her a frakking FRINGE".

A FRINGE? DO YOU KNOW WHAT FRINGES DO WITH CURLY HAIR? DO YOU?

*bangs head on desk* Someone hand me a paperbag so I can hide for the next few weeks. Shit shit shit. I've done the fringe when I was a kid and in high school. It's a nightmare. You get this real ugly glob of a curl on your forehead, it sticks all ways and looks like it exploded and it's horrible. And now, after years of going fringeless and pushing my hair back behind my ears (which I adore), she all of a sudden without any warning gives me a fringe. I did not ask for a fringe. I asked to get my hair thinned, not to look like some runaway bozo from the early 80s.

*weeps bitter tears*

ETA: And why the hell is my webspace saying my banner isn't there when I'm 100% sure that it is?
woodface: (BSG punch)
I'm with [livejournal.com profile] lyssie on the oppression thing getting on my nerves. From what I gathered I thought the first remark being made did not come from Lyssie. Unless I missed something huge, which is always possible, but I know how she feels about Kara/Lee and agree. I can imagine her saying that the fandom lacks other ships and getting slightly cranky at it. Dude, why do you think I'm not longer watching BSGfics actively? (And er to avoid spoilers.) Still don't get why this shit is blowing up where it is.

*eyes her flist suspiciously* Behave and get along, damnit.

*really confused*

Whatever. Cameron's worshipping Janet and I hurt Vala and feel like a jerk.

Also, I only know that I dreamt I had psoriasis all over my face (man, that's got to hurt). *sighs* Jolly.

Statement

Aug. 11th, 2005 01:14 pm
woodface: (pissed)
I hereby boycot Claira's poll because she is discriminating all Kara fans in favour of the Lee fans.

As a Kara fan I find this unfair and I demand a new poll to be made in which us Kara fans have an "I want Kara all to myself" clickity option (it's a technical term).

Meme

Aug. 5th, 2005 12:42 pm
woodface: (frak off)
Well this is fitting as I just saw a documentary about the rise of the puritan movement in the US. Who the fuck gives people a right to decide how high their frakking pants must be?

True Story. A religion teacher assigned her class an essay on what makes a good Christian. One student wrote about praying nightly, say no to abortion, banning gay marriage, and donating money. The other student wrote about talking to God and allowing people to enjoy their lives, and supporting gay marriage. The day the teacher was to hand the papers back, she called up the second student and told him she would pray for him when he went to hell. The student asked why would he be going to hell, and why he got an F on his paper. The teacher told him that Catholisim is against gay marriage. The student looked at her for a minute, then said aloud, "I'm gay." The teacher kicked him out of class as if he had said fuck. A girl in the back of class who had a boyfriend and was obviously straight got up and left too.

If you would leave the classroom, repost this. It doesn't matter if you're straight, bi, or gay. It doesn't matter if you're catholic or not. Everyone is a human being and deserves happiness.


You know what? I can't for the life of me even remember if any religion teacher ever gave us any homework. My religion classes were about morals and vague guidelines. In our last year, our teacher even included filosophy in his classes. I hardly doubt any teacher would get it into his head to make us write a frakking essay.

Secondly, religious people can bite me. Okay, not everyone, but the ones who think that because they believe they've got it right that they must convert the entire world to their point of view. Seriously, if you're happy with your religion and it gives your life meaning that you would not have found otherwise? Great, I applaud you. Good for you. If however that religion comes with the ultimate purpose that you have to save every human being from hell and impose your morals on them? Then frak off. Do whatever the hell you want to do with your life, but leave other people out of it. Let everyone make their own decisions and even if they go against your morals, it doesn't matter, it's their right to screw up and go to hell.
woodface: (like)
Frak, that's disgusting. That is beyond low.

I just saw a documentary about how ACS in New York is allowing doctors to experiment with anti-AIDS drugs on orphans or phoster children mostly from the poorer parts of the city (Bronx). They're using highly experimental drugs with tremendous side effects that are harmful and even lethal on defendless children. They even go so far as to take children away from their families if the guardian decided to take them off the drugs (and the children actually got better after this).

That's just sick.

The one big institute who were preforming the experiments seems to have been forced to stop with it, but research has shown that the malpractices continue in other institutions still.

Fandom

Jul. 27th, 2005 06:03 pm
woodface: (frak off)
*eyes BSG fandom* I'm so not getting involved in any of you. I don't care about slash vs het wars. Fandom already ruined most of my love for SG, I'm not poking you with a 10 foot stick.

*plays in her own little BSG world where Kara is frakking Sam or Helo and where there are no babies allowed on board*

A show is so much better without any raving lunatics.
woodface: (frak off)
Wow, there's a whole lot happening this evening so it's time for me to go into hiding. When I first watched BSG, no one on my flist was watching it. It was fun to not have to worry about spoilers for once and BSG has proven to be a show that is just 500 times better if you don't know what's coming. I'm going to update my spoiler free filter, and I would appreciate it if everyone left a quick note to confirm their lj's safety. (I'm so official, yo.)

If you agree to:
1) Not use any spoiler icons.
2) Not use any sort of moods while posting about what you saw/read.
3) Put EVERYTHING concerning the show/book behind an lj-cut.
Then I'll happily add you to my spoiler free filter.

Anyone who spoils me for
1) Stargate SG-1, will meet the Jara!wrath.
2) Harry Potter, will be unfriended and scowled at.
3) Battlestar Galactica, will be unfriended 10 times over. Their lj will be burned down and I shall throw salt upon its ruins to prevent you from ever writing on it again! (So it just sounds dramatic...)

So only when you agree to these terms (I must admit that in general BSG has been really good with spoilers and I love you all for it) and reply to this post, will I add you to the filter. I'll probably stay hiding in the filter until I was able to watch the downloads myself. All comms however are going from my watch list until the first part of the season is over.

/drama for today
woodface: (frak off)
Gods, it's laughable really. Belgium is starting up digital television. Our broad offer of 30something channels will become 40something if you pay more. Wow, I'm really impressed.

If you really want to impress me and win you over? Start getting the other BBCs. Maybe even SkyOne or Scifi. Get me channels that actually show something instead of the same thing over and over again three (two if you're lucky) years later than the rest of world. Or channels where they don't make everyone talk French or German. Get me something I would actually love to watch (and that's showing BSG while you're at it).

Am I being too picky?

Bah humbug

Jun. 13th, 2005 05:44 pm
woodface: (like)
I don't like cycling. I find it boring and mindless. The only times cycling and me cross paths is when I'm trying to watch Neighbours and they cancel it because the cyclers haven't made the finish yet. At those days, I'm annoyed that they don't cycle faster. Today however, I hate cycling because they have now officially decided to cancel Neighbours for the rest of the frakking week so that they can show the cyclers standing around, their fans gaping around and then maybe see them come on stage. I don't get it. All riders are in, the whole thing is over and still they insist on showing every boring last second of the entire thing.

*grumbles* I wanna see what happens with Steph.

Frak it

Jun. 1st, 2005 09:08 pm
woodface: (Default)
Damn, now the Netherlands voted against the European constitution. This is stupid. We need to unify, Europe needs to grow stronger and t his constitution would be a good thing. If UK says no to it too, we're frakked. Europe will receive a huge blow and go backward, not forward. There is no back up plan if we don't agree to this. Mistakes can still be corrected, but we'd have a common ground to start from. Argh!

Bureaucracy

Jun. 1st, 2005 12:56 pm
woodface: (like)
Oy. Got a letter this morning that I need to go in tomorrow to talk about the benefits I'm entitled to on june 16. I really have no clue what will be said then (and it will take an hour and 15 minutes to say it apparently). Part of me is kinda freaking that they might think I haven't looked enough. Which I grudgingly have to admit is partly true. On the other hand, I'm registered at different sites where I get daily emails from with job applications, I just haven't found anything that I want to do. I also have sent out open applications to different institutions, but they have come back negative or not at all. I guess I can mostly be accused of being too picky. I want to find something in my field and now that I realised this might take a while, I registered at the temp agencies. My mom says the fact that I worked for two days now, will only cause more problems instead of showing my willingness to work. Technically, it shouldn't, but now that they're due to actually paying me money (not that I feel this huge urge to demand to get anything), they're going to start being a pain in the ass.

You know the most annoying thing? My appointment is tomorrow at 8:45, they sent the invitation yesterday. The only way to cancel it (because you're working) is by sending a notification slip back. In one day? I'm surprised I didn't get that letter on thursday and then being told that because I didn't show up, I can forget any benefits. It's almost as if they're looking for that to happen. Never mind that any cancellation would have arrived too late at their office anyway.

Oy. And another fun thing. As I graduated in september (and not june), my mom is still entitled to receive child benefits for one month. Only, apparently the fact that I received my degree in september isn't enough proof. No, they need evidence from the university that I handed in my thesis in augustus before they'll believe us. *blinks*

Don't you just love bureaucracy?

Star Wars

May. 20th, 2005 10:52 pm
woodface: (Han/Leia)
I didn't expect anything from the movie and it turned out quite alright.

Spoilers as Jara ponders the continuity of it all )

Getting in the movie was an adventure too. I was going to meet with my sister there at 16:30. I got there half an hour early and bought my ticket (she had told me not to buy for them too so I didn't). I was keeping an eye on the seats. They were playing the movie twice at 17:00 and once at 17:30. Only one of those (at 17:00) was a digital version (the one I bought a ticket for). It seemed most of the sessions had attracted very few people. Still 450 seats free in both versions at 17:00 so I don't worry about them not getting any seats. Until it's suddenly 16:30, my sisters hasn't shown up yet and in five minutes time both sessions at 17:00 are full up. Major freak out, of course my sister her mobile is turned off. Then it seems the screening I was going to watch is suddenly no longer in the room it says on my ticket. When my sister shows up, I'm like "dude, there are no more tickets and only a few left for 17:30!" Apparently the digital projector broke and they needed to bring the two sessions together. It was no problem though, I could go to the 17:00 one or the 17:30 one, whichever I preferred and my sister bought tickets for 17:30. Strangely enough, while the girl claimed there were no digital screenings anymore, we still ended up seeing a digital one. And dude, this movie was anything but full. I think they just didn't have a big enough audience and so they decided to show it in just one room instead of two and made up some lame excuse. Apparently all screenings for the rest of the evening had already been sold out though.

Ugh my puter is slow.
woodface: (viper fairytale)
Tonight's dream was BSG inspired. I was Kara (yaay!) and I had a girlfriend called Sam (whoot). I was coming home from university when the Cylons decided to invade. Unlike the series, they actually send footsoldiers (only human models) to have firefights in the streets of our town. I managed to get hold of a gun and fight back. Once our group was in the clear, I got on my bike and wanted to get to Sam asap. Along the way though, I ran into a Cylon patrol who were killing everyone from the resistance on sight. I had my gun under my coat so they didn't shoot, but one decided to hold a game and did point his gun at me. I started begging. Apparently I was aware that in the past the Cylons had been treated badly and I started rambling about how I understood their anger but that doing the same to us would not make things better. I actually got so far that one decided I might have a point and he'd let me live if I could convince him.

In order to do that, I needed to get the right pen. Don't ask me, I went to a store and was amazingly picky about the bloody pen, which in the end this guy made for me from beads. The Cylons were pleased, but then tested me again by threatening to dump poison in our water supplies. I pleaded with them that they couldn't do this, couldn't kill so many innocents. The Cylon actually was impressed that I didn't refer to them as an "it" and he seemed very intrigued by my concept of love (as I was trying to explain that I had to get to Sam). There was a whole lot of debating and they decided that they would halt the invasion for a while and give me a chance to explain. They launched their ship (which we were in apparently) and err... I woke up.

As I said I went to the movies last night and now I'm pissed at Kinepolis. There are two movies out "L'empire des loups" (in french) and "Anlat Istanbul" (turkish). For some frakking reason these movies are only played with french subtitles. And don't tell me they don't exist with dutch subtitles because they play these movies in Antwerp too.

Politics

Apr. 22nd, 2005 02:23 pm
woodface: (frak off)
I HATE my government right now. Hate them to no end. They're screwing us over and it feels like no one cares.

Short explanation; Belgium exists out of three districts; Flanders (dutch speaking), Walloon (french) and Brussels (bilaigual). In our constitution it is determined that when there are elections, each district has its own parties; in Flanders you get to vote for flemish parties, in Walloon for walloon parties and in Brussels you get to vote for french and dutch speaking parties. Only, there is a problem. Brussels is not a constituency on its own. For decades now Brussels falls under the constituency Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde. This means that the municipalities that fall under Halle and Vilvoorde (which are a part of Flanders and NOT Brussels) get to vote for the french parties that run in Brussels. Translation; Walloons who move to the districts around Brussels can still vote for french representatives in the capitol. This is what makes that Brussels' government is mostly french speaking and has led to a lot of headaches for any dutch speaking citizen trying to get around in their so called bilingual capitol.

Fed up with this, we actually went to the Court of Arbitration who came to the conclusion that the existence of the constituency Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde is against our constitution and it should be split up as soon as possible. Of course, the Walloons can't laugh with this and are doing everything to stop this from happening. They demand huge compensations in case that they do relent. Flanders sadly enough remains divided and are too busy stabbing themselves in the back to unite over this problem and force the constitution through.

So now, after our prime minister has decided that this point is not worth a crisis of government, there has been a lot of criticism. Finally, he relented and said he'd tackle the issue. And what is his solution? TO CHANGE THE FRAKKING CONSTITUTION! Thank you, Verhofstadt. It's great to know that you as a flemish politician are so quick to screw over the people who voted for you. Thanks a lot. My fate in politics is restored now. WHERE THE HELL ARE THOSE DEMONSTRATIONS? BLOODY IDIOT!

And let's not even touch the subject of Europe sending a FRENCH SPEAKING Romanian to the hospitals in Brussels and deciding that she had no problems at all to be understood. Marvelous. ASSHATS.

Idiots

Apr. 20th, 2005 01:50 pm
woodface: (frak me)
I am such an idiot. My parents have gone out for a walk and the doorbell rings. I hate opening because I'm still in my pyjamas but I do so anyway. This older guy (50+) is standing there, icky guy, who is selling apples and pears. His first reaction is to gasp as he sees me. I naively assure him it's okay and that he didn't wake me up. He gives me an odd look and then starts explaining he's selling stuff. Then he gasps again and is leering at my pj. Or so I assume, I throw him a funny look, my sis calls tells me we don't need apples so I send him on his way.

It isn't until I close the door that I connect the dots and realise that yes, I'm not wearing my bra and that he probably was staring at my breasts and not my clothes. At which point I want to call him back so I can slam the frakking door in his face. Gah. Why am I so slow to realise these things? Argh, I feel icky.

*looks in [livejournal.com profile] suzvoy's direction* Do you think it's something in the air?

Pope

Apr. 19th, 2005 07:04 pm
woodface: (like)
We have a new pope and no one is surprised. Frakking Ratzinger ex-Hitler Jugend. He shall be known as Benedictus XVI and will possibly be worse than Johannes Paulus II. So much for hoping we'd get a pope that might actually move the church into the 21th century.

Voice mail

Apr. 16th, 2005 02:49 pm
woodface: (starbuck try me)
After forgetting the existence of my mobile for a week or so, I fish it out of my bag and start recharging it. When I check it for messages, I find two. One is made somewhere around midnight and they hand up without speaking. The same person called again a bit later and this time does leave a message. It's in french and part of it is just spoken too fast with too much background noise to understand it completely, but the gist of it is that my voice mail message is moronic.

Yeah well, I doubt your french speaking ass knows what Monty Python is and stop calling me on my mobile because I don't know you.

In case you're wondering my voice mail is one of the Python's voice saying: "This is Monty Python's silly voice box, if you have a silly voice please speak now." I find it anything but moronic and they can be glad I didn't pick "At the tone of the beep I will wave my private parts in your direction."
woodface: (frak off)
Because [livejournal.com profile] janegaudi has been posting about this and it truly is crazy, I'd just like to put some things down.

1. It is not normal that people die because the "Mobile UrgencyGroup" (MUG) does not speak dutch. If you have a MUG team that you know has to work in a dutch and a french side of the country, then you must made sure your team is capable of doing its job properly. That means that they know enough dutch to understand what the person calling with an emergency is saying and that you are capable of following directions in dutch. That people die because the language differences prevented you from fully understanding the state of emergency or getting there on time is BAD. If you refuse to get a fully bilangual staff for the MUG, then split up the areas and get seperate MUG teams. If it were the other way around, you can bet your ass that Walloon would have spoken up by now. However, it seems that you people don't give a damn about what happens to your own citizens. Don't you think it's outrageous that we actually have to take it to Europe in the hope that someone will listen?

2. Verhofstadt, I don't give a frak that you think Brussel-Halle-Vilvoorde isn't worth a goverment crisis. You're nothing more than a puppet of the french socialists. What is happening here is directly against our constitution and this should have been fixed years ago. It is not normal that in Flemish-Brabant people are capable of voting for french parties in Brussels. You promised a whole lot when you became prime minister and I have yet to see one good thing come from your government. Failing to push this point on to the agenda like everyone promised they would do will only disillusion the flemish population more and will mean even more votes for extreme right. You said that the success of your government would reflect itself in how well extreme right will do in the next elections. Well, at least you'll be right about that.

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