Wednesday, May 28, 2008

People kill me.

What is up with me getting into stupid arguments with people on the internet? Specifically on Wrong Planet? This time, people more or less telling me I'm an idiot because I went to traditional school over being homeschooled.

Listen, I have a reason for my opinions. I have a reason for favoring traditional schools, no matter how bad things may get for some students. I had a few bad years myself due to unqualified teachers. But you know what? Most of my school years were excellent. I struggled in high school, but I graduated on time due to the help of two specific teachers pushing me at the right times. Most other students would've taken the help for granted. I didn't. Without them, I WOULD NOT BE WHERE I AM TODAY!

So yeah, I have some bias. We all do.

But please, don't tell me I'm stupid because I had great years in traditional school. I'm glad I wasn't homeschooled. I also will not homeschool my future kid(s) either.

You can have your point of view on the subject all you want. But I want no part of it.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tell Me Why

This is s new song by one of my favorite bands, P.O.D.

It's what most Americans have wanted to say for years, but can't for fear of being called unpatriotic.

A day without glory, a heart filled with fear
still repeating his story to make ourselves clear.
A voice is unheard when it shouts from the hills.
Your king in his castle never died on these fields.
There's blood on your hands,
a smile on your face.
A wicked intention when there's money to be made.
A room with no windows
and a heart that can't feel.
Shame with no convictions and a view to a kill.

Tell me why?
Why must we fight?
And why must we kill in the name of what we think is right?
No more! No war!
Cause how do you know?

The hate in your eyes,
the lies on your tongue.
A hand that kills the innocent
so quick to do wrong.
Your belly is full while we fight for what remains.
The rich getting richer
while the poor become slaves.
We kill our own brothers.
The truth is never told.
If victory is freedom, then the truth is untold.
Surrender your soul just like everyone else.
If love is my religion, don't speak for myself.

Tell me why?
Why must we fight?
And why must we kill in the name of what we think is right?
No more! No war!
Cause how do you know?

How do you know?

Tell me why?
Why must we fight?
And why must we kill in the name of what we think is right?
No more! No war!
Cause how do you know?

I'm living this life.
I'm given these lies.
And how can I die in the name
of what you think is right?
No more! Oh Lord!
How do we know?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lost Innocence

Damn, I can't quote a single line from this song, because that wouldn't do it justice. So instead, here's the whole darn thing:

I've been blessed and I've been cursed.
I've done my best and seen the worst.
I've been cruel and I've been kind.
I've followed rules and crossed the line.
Well I've been loved and I've been hated.
I've been trapped, then liberated.
I've been bad and I've been good.
My words misread, then understood, yeah.

Lost innocence, trying to get back to where I used to be.
Lost innocence, hoping that there's something waiting for me.
Lost innocence, have I even learned a single useful thing
or have I lost, in a sense?

I've been strong and I've been weak.
I've learned to turn the other cheek.
I've been shown and I've been blind.
I've said my peace, then changed my mind.
Well I've been lost and I've been found.
I've built things up, then burned them down.
I've been wrong and I've been right.
I've saved the day, then spent the night, yeah.

Lost innocence, trying to get back to where I used to be.
Lost innocence, hoping that there's something waiting for me.
Lost innocence, have I even learned a single useful thing
or have I lost, in a sense?

I've been drunk and I've been sober.
I've tied one on and pulled one over.
I've been rude, I've been polite.
Been right on time, then missed the flight.
I've been sick and I've been well
at Heaven's gate and on the road to Hell.
Well, I've been smooth and I've been rough.
I've wanted more, then had enough, yeah.

Lost innocence, trying to get back to where I used to be.
Lost innocence, hoping that there's something waiting for me.
Lost innocence, have I even learned a single useful thing
or have I lost, in a sense?

Have I lost innocence?


Now to get into what I wanted to post.

Eric Stuart, better known to anime fans as the English voice of Seto Kaiba on Yu-Gi-Oh and the original English voices of Brock and James on Pokemon, is also a musician/singer/songwriter (he just happens to sing the song I quoted).

I love his music so much I got two of his CDs for my birthday back in September, directly from him.

Anyway, Eric recently gave me his home address so I can send in my CD booklets for him to sign!

Evidentally his autograph is extremely rare, so it totally made my day when he told me he'd do it.

I needed some cheering up, and this was more than enough to do that!

I'll post pics after I get 'em back.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Eh Hee

Be wary of those who believe in a neat little world, cuz it's fuckin' crazy
- Dave Matthews, Eh Hee.

Well, there's a member of Wrong Planet that DOES believe in a neat little world, and I DO think she's fuckin' crazy.

I won't mention a name, but she believes vaccines are poison and is refusing to vaccinate her future kids based on nothing but the bullshit hippie propaganda she's being fed.

I had a fucking meltdown after I replied to her latest rant. Ended up hurting my knee on accident because I was so enraged I didn't feel anything.

Wrong Planet, I feel, is not strict enough when it comes to these people. Except if your name is John Best, that is. When he trolled WP a few months ago, some of us begged the mods to NOT ban him, as we were having fun watching him make a fool of himself. But now, when someone deserves to be banned, the mods don't do a fucking thing.

Oh well.