Hey, I didn't know Genevieve Padalecki was pregnant! :D Go Jared!!!
I certainly didn't want to find out via fandom_wank. *buzzkill*
I never thought I'd stand on the side of those fanboys who point to slash or yaoi fans and say 'Damn, they bitches crazy' but...oh my God. I'm very glad I've been hanging out in the non-rabid slash fandoms and didn't even know about the off-their-head J2 slashers. Even when I was reading a ton of J2 fic.
So yes, there's a great J2 fandom...and then there are the other ones. Just like any other fandom I guess. Too bad they're giving the rest of us slash fans a bad name =_=
How do you manage chapters on AO3 so they tell people how many you plan to have? Everything was fine till I posted chapter 3, and then it all went pear-shaped and I was reduced to yelling 'Chapter three of seven, you idiot! Not chapter 3 of whatever the fuck! Of seven!' at the screen.
Go to Wikipedia and hit random. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
Go to flickr and click on explore the last seven days. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Use photoshop or similar to put it all together. Post it with this text in the caption.
( doing the best I could with what I had )
Here at the Unscrupulous Workplace I have been happily chugging along in my mostly boring copywriting job, and now they are restructuring for the nth time and this means I do not only have to write spam, but actually keep track of how well or badly our spam does.
Which means learning Excel.
I don't know what it is about this program that chills me to the core, but I pretty much nearly had the screaming heebies when they told me I'd have to start making reports on the mailers. Maybe because I know NOTHING about it. Excel to me is a yawning blackness cut neatly into little rectangles, rectangles I have utterly no idea what to do with. I find it impenetrable and infuriating, and whenever I see people blithely doing numerical gymnastics on it I get the same feeling I get standing up too fast after reading in bed.
I DON'T KNOW where this irrational reaction is coming from. I am sat at the station right now looking at Mailer Stats and Offer Analyses and it all makes me want to scream 'NO NO NO' or headdesk and it TERRIFIES ME. WHY. I taught myself CSS and XHTML, why does this program seem like the antithesis of my entire being?
She boggled appropriately, but the very next words out of her mouth were 'You mean you believe we came from apes?'
OH MY GOD.
I don't know why I bothered to try arguing. I said something like 'you mean you'd rather believe the universe is 6000 years old and people have been LYING EVERYWHERE FOREVER than believe we're descended from apes?'
She gave me a squinty-eyed shrug as if to say: 'don't you?'
Three responses I thought of making:
1) How the hell did you graduate high school, much less university?
2) If the Bible says 2+2=8, are you going to stop doing math, which is how you make your LIVING? (Corollary: the Bible does say pi is equal to exactly 3.0. Does that mean circles don't really exist?)
3) So, you've read what, two books in your life?
But I knew (just as I know starlight is MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD) that she would neither understand nor listen to any kind of rational argument, because people like this just do not accept rationality into their lives the way they accept Jesus. Many people have room for both. Not this breed.
You guys, I hardly paid attention the rest of the meeting. I was too busy staring around, wondering how many other people I have to interact with every day are this insane.
Inflected Form(s): amazon ranked
1. To censor and exclude on the basis of adult content in literature (except for Playboy, Penthouse, dogfighting and graphic novels depicting incest orgies).
2. To make changes based on inconsistent applications of standards, logic and common sense.
Etymology: from 12 April 2009 removal of sales rank figures from books on Amazon.com containing sexual, erotic, romantic, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer content, rendering them impossible to find through basic search functions at the top of Amazon.com's website. Titles stripped of their sales rankings include "Bastard Out of Carolina," "Lady Chatterly's Lover," prominent romance novels, GLBTQ fiction novels, YA books, and narratives about gay people*.
Example of usage: "I tried to do a report on Lady Chatterly's Lover for English Lit, but my teacher amazon ranked me and I got an F on grounds that it was obscene."
*And Heather Has Two Mommies. Seriously? A children's book about same-sex parents has been rated "adult" by Amazon, while the Playboy Centerfold Collection has not?
Seriously, people. Googlebomb, boycott, spam the reviews, email, do whatever you have to. Here's an idea: Call Amazon's customer service line at 1-800-201-7575. Or sign the petition.
ETA: The LA Times picks up the Amazonfail story.
And then I said, "I bet that was a bit of a surprise. Muahahaha."
Spiders don't die when they fall a long way, but still. I actually SAID "muahahaha". Aloud. To myself.
Ok, back to chores...