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23 October 2005 @ 03:45 pm
On asshattery....  
I gave up and reduced the number of communities I'm in from 103 to 87 in the vain hopes of reducing the amount of stupidity I'm forced to endure on my friends list. On the bright side, asshattery helped inspire me to make the icon I'm using here, of which I'm quite proud. On the other hand, most of the sheer stupidity I'm forced to face is in groups where if I left, I would miss a lot of good stuff, too. If I don't want to see any people posting pictures of windows with "FACES!OMG!" in them or orbs that are proof a dusty place is soooooo haunted(!!!) then I have to leave pretty much (not all, see dognotspicy?) every ghost group I'm in and won't see the cool stuff that I DO like. If I want cool new Teen Titan icons or Firefly icons, I have to put up with the ones where I can't even tell what the picture is OF, despite having seen every damn episode of both, where the text is unreadable and you don't even know if you ARE looking at a character, muchless which.

Yeah, I'm easily rumpled today. Have been for days. Sorry about all the whining.

Perhaps I'll only check lj and email twice a day from now on to reduce the constant influx of idiocy, stupidity and asshattery I must endure.
Current Mood: frustrated"easily rumpled"
James Pruittdjinubito on October 23rd, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah i'm avoiding the paranormal communities for awhile.
Fritters: TT Raven Ehhhrrr by ellonwyefritters on October 23rd, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
Actually, dognotspicy started one and made me an assistant mod (which I have thoughtlessly forgotten to pimp) that you might consider. We're not going to let namecalling or supidity rise like a cancer in it. It's ghost_research, you might think about joining.
MollieAdognotspicy on October 24th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
LOL. Fritters- I have been frustrated for so long in trying to find a paranormal community that isn't populated by "orb huggers"- or asshats... LOL. I've quit a few communities I was a member of for that very reason.

Of course the subject of the paranormal seems to attract weirdos and wackos. Kind of goes with the territory. That's why I'm so glad I started this new one- and I think I'm going to keep it to "members only" if only to keep things under control- to prevent spammers and dorks from coming in and starting trouble. I want our members to feel "safe." I want the community to be a place where people who have a genuine interest in ghosts and the paranormal can exchange ideas and get into mind-opening, mature discussions.
Fritters: Dib Doin' ... stuff... by yachirufritters on October 24th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
And God bless ya for it. Glad to help.
ancient_immie: Gothic: VanHellsing Drac Bitchancient_immie on October 24th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
Please do not feel like your the only one, I'm about to do that myself...I'm rather over the tiny text and non descript pictures and to see people all OMFG that icon so fits me....and the authors of the tiny text icons never say oh this icon says this...I think you've inspired me for monday morning. Rock on fritters!
Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on October 24th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
I actually find it WORSE when they say "the text says this". I can alllmost understand people putting tiny text for the look of it, even though I detest the look and dots are cooler AND easier. But when they say "the text is this" it's obvious they WANT you to know what the text says without going to the actual _effort_ of making it so you CAN tell. And actually the other main problem I have is the brush groups. I WANT new cool brushes to use on my icons, but 2/3rd of the brushes that come out are lyric brushes with tiny text.
ancient_immie: Joss: Willow Boredancient_immie on October 24th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
I've got some dead coms that I need to get rid of, and that sucks make brushes anyone can make a text brush be effing creative...geez now I see why your all grr arggh.
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on October 24th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Well, I'm kinda grrr-arrrgh a lot anyways ^_^ But yes, there's a lot of crap on my friends list. I'd LIKE to leave some of the icon communities, that's a big pain for me, but it seems the only way to keep fresh icons in the community I run, quality_icons, is to keep finding icons in othe rcommunities and inviting people to post there. I need to deputize a couple people to do that probably....
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postrophe on October 24th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
No wonder you stopped coming to the club... Lys said it way back when: not worth putting up with the people (...we could both name...) who poison it. Some days it makes ya wanna just stay in bed.


Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on October 24th, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)
I've considered that, but in our apartments staying inside is no buffer from asshattedness. What with all the yelling, screaming and crying in the courtyard and the constant thump thump music coming through the wall. That's the one thing that Martin might convince me to move to bumfuck for, living somewhere where the only noise is what we generate.
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on October 24th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)

Yay, Bubfuck!

Fritters: California by Frittersfritters on October 24th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
You fuck Bub (is that short for Bubba?), I don't trust him enough....
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on October 24th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)

Actually, it should have been BubBAfuck, as in "Y'all shore got a purty mouth..."

Still wanna live in Bumfuck, though. I mean 'pipe in the sunshine, two miles past where God dropped his overshoes, can't hit the nearest neighbor with a .22' type Bumfuck.

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OwlDragonowldragon1 on October 24th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
Yet another argument for me getting things pushed forward, and for you to join in. That idea of a duplex away from the city sounds better every day, but it better be close enough to somewhere to at least shop easily. Maybe a 15 minute drive each way for basic shopping, is that good? And I'm more and more hoping to find somewhere isolated yet close to all the good parts of LA. Instead of a max 5 hours and having a camper for days long trips in, I'm tending more toward a simple 1-2 hour drive and save any possible camper for longer trips elsewhere. San Diego, Oregon, but not Las Vegas, hotels are much nicer and so very cheap, plus traffic is hell there for anything big.
Fritters: Cheeeese! by Frittersfritters on October 24th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
That sounds lovely. Yeah, anything closer than Vegas I'd be cool with. Of course, I prefer areas with a Starbucks, but that's not TOO hard to find ^_^ Martin has a VA loan coming, but he doesn't really want to use it inside Cali, unfortunately.
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