There’s one very simple rules I follow when it comes to blog commenting. If I criticize someone in a blog comment I sign with my name and a link to my site, because I stand for my opinions. If I feel that I don’t want to sign a comment with my name and link to my site it tells me one thing, I have written something I can’t stand for or I’m being way too harsh. A realization like that leads me to either rewrite the comment or to not post the comment at all. One thing I never do is write something mean about someone. If I dislike someone’s clothes, hair, home or whatever there’s no need for me to tell that person that I do. That isn’t constructive in any way, just mean.
If you’re having problems keeping your negative opinions to yourself think like this, would you go up to a stranger in the mall and tell her that you think her piercings are “so ewwwww”? You probably wouldn’t, so why would you say such a thing to someone online? If you can’t stand for your opinions you should shut the fuck up.
Did you know there are people who claim they are vampires? For real. Not goths who wants to look like vampires (I do) but people who actually claim they are real vampires.
Of course a “real vampire” today is not what we’ve historically associated with vampires. For example there’s apparently two kinds of “real vampires”. The one which drinks blood and the one which mentally sucks energy from people. None of the kinds were born with fangs, of course. None had any aversion to sunlight either. Well not until they came to the “realization” they were vampires. That generally happened after they read The Vampire Chronicles. Seriously, ask anyone of them if they realized they were a vampire before or after they read Anne Rice. I bet you 99 out of 100 would say after. Because who would like to be a vampire unless for the romanticism and sexiness of contemporary vampire literature and movies?
Now I of course don’t believe most of them are delusional enough as to actually believe they are vampires. Rather they claim to be to appear all dark and sexy, like a real life Lestat. Personally I find the phenomenon hilarious. If you want to ROFL google Don Henrie. He’s the most famous of all the wannabe vampires. Sad thing is he’s close to forty. One would think that telling people you’re a vampire is something even the most misunderstood teens grows out of when they reach eighteen, but apparently not.
There are some fan behaviours which I think are really ridiculous.
First there’s the female fans who hate on the girlfriends/wives of their favourite rock stars. Like poor Lyn-Z who’s married to Gerard Way, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance, who appears to be every emo teenage girls crush. When they got married there was so much hating on her going on online. Teenage girls who called her a nasty bad person, proclaiming she was all wrong for Gerard and that the relationship wouldn’t last. Jealous much? And who are they to say she’s a bad person? They don’t know her. Their reaction to their marriage shouldn’t be a stream of hate. If they truly look up to Gerard they should be happy for him! Not to mention trust his judgement. He obviously loves her so who are they to say she’s wrong for him? Do they honestly think they are better fit to decide that than he is?
The other fan behaviour I find ridiculous is when the fans of alternative underground bands become upset over the success of their favourite band. You’ve all seen the discussions. A band make it big and all the sudden some of their hardcore fans consider them sell-outs. This is another situation where the fans should be happy for the band rather than trash talk them. Do they really think the band doesn’t want to reach out to even more people with their music? Do they think the band doesn’t want to be able to live on their music? These people often also proclaim that the “new fans” doesn’t get the bands music like they do. Oh no, discovering a band when it’s already famous or through popular media automatically means you’re a lesser being who’s just jumping the bandwagon and doesn’t really get it.
It also appears to be wrong to like a bands most popular songs. Like I am much more fond of HIM’s earlier CDs which just happens to be the most popular ones. I once told someone that and got the reply “Oh, so you like their most famous stuff” in a condescending tone. Yeah, so? Is there something wrong with that? Maybe, just maybe, that material is more popular than the newer stuff because it just happens to be better? No matter the reason for popularity apparently it’s all wrong liking well-known songs.
I’ve got the same reaction by telling someone Temple of Love was my favourite song by The Sisters of Mercy. “The one everyone knows” was what the person called it, in a condescending tone. So? Just because that was my favourite song by them (it isn’t any more) it doesn’t mean that’s the only one of their songs I’ve heard. At the time I had actually been a Sisters fan for years and heard pretty much all of their songs. And once again, perhaps it’s the most popular song because it’s a really good song? But of course, liking a bands most well-known material is not alternative at all and made me a lesser Sisters fan.
Anyone wanna exchange Christmas cards with me by the way?
You know what’s sad? Teenage girls who, to use their own words “hate” the girlfriends of their idols. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this. I’ve read that Ville Valo’s now ex girlfriend was all wrong for him, Gerard Way’s girlfriend is a bitch and Pete Wentz wife a bimbo.
Who are the teenyboppers to say those things? They don’t know these girls. Obviously it’s all about jealousy. Because of course in their minds they would be SO much better girlfriends! Yeah, because which famous thirty something guy wouldn’t want to date a teenager who’s obsessed with him?
I remember the teen magazines I used to read where in every interview with a male celebrity they asked if he would date a fan. The guys always said yes but I highly doubt that they actually would do so. Dating someone who sees you as some kind of a higher being and knows everything about you must be extremely uncomfortable.
You know which movie villain(s) I think is the scariest ever? Terminators! Watching the future scenes of the robot war in Terminator 1 and 2 makes my skin crawl.
Human villains with knives and guns doesn’t scare me at all. Ghosts scare me a lot. Terminators scares me even more. I mean, what do you think would be worst being chased by? Some guy with a knife, a ghost or a nearly indestructable robot with red eyes?
Terminator 2 is in my top three of the best movies I’ve ever seen and has been so since I was thirteen. Like you know, I love everything post-apocalyptic and in Terminator 2 I love the sadness the people in the movie feel about the destructiveness of mankind.
My favourite scene is when they’re getting weapons at Sarah’s friends place and two kids run around chasing eachother with guns arguing about who shot who. John looks at them and then say “We’re not gonna make it, are we? People I mean” and the terminator answears “It’s in your nature to destroy yourself”.
That’s very true. Just look at the world. Sooner or later we will destroy ourselves and the world we’ve built around us. I’m certain of it. Somehow despite all of our achievements I feel like we’re on our last breath. Our intelligence and technology will be our downfall.
You know what I hate about my job? People. Of course not all people because most of the custumers at the thrift store are really nice. But then there’s those who steal and switch price tags.
We have two differents kinds of price tags in the store. Those for our own stuff and those for the stuff we sell for other people. Basicly people leave their stuff at our store and we sell it for them (they get 60% and we take 40%). Each of their items get a specific item number so we can keep track on what we sell. Our own stuff have no item numbers.
Tuesday there was a woman who put two different price tags on a set of salt and pepper shakers. First of all they’re sold in a set and therfor should have only one price tag. Second of all she put different types of price tags on them. One with a item number and one without. When I saw that I immediately got suspicious. I looked up the item number in our extensive list of stuff we’re currently selling for people and that list said that the item number was for two plastic bowls. That shaker didn’t look like two plastic bowls at all! If you’re gonna switch price tags at least do it right!
Today there was a man who wanted to buy two curtain holders. They were held together by a ribbon but they both had price tags on. Well one still had a price tag and the other one the remains of a price tag ripped off. They costed 10 SEK (0,9€) (0,7$) a piece. When people try to cheat us of 10 SEK it’s getting rediculous. If you’re gonna cheat us on money at least try something expensive!
Another time a lady came with a lamp foot without a price tag. Sometimes the tags falls off so that’s not odd. She asked if she could give 20 SEK for it. The thing is, I knew that at the time we had no lamp foots without shades for sale. The woman had simply removed the shade since she figured a foot without the shade is cheaper.
These things makes me so mad! It’s a thrift store for gods sake! It’s not like the stuff is expensive to begin with!
People react so funny when I say that I think humanity should be extinct. Yes, we should all die. There should be no humans on the planet.
When I say things like that people go “Oh but not everyone are bad you know”! Yeah, not everyone are bad. But I am and you who’s reading this probably is too.
I do small things like recycle and donate money to charity every month but I’m still bad for the planet. I live in a apartment full of things created in factories polluting the nature. I ride with my dad in his car to work every week and buy food that’s been shipped for days in trucks polluting the air even more. I have a lot of electrial things and I bet not all my electricity is nice to the environment. I probably own some make-up that’s been tested on animals. I most definitely own clothes and furniture that’s been created under conditions which are not only bad for the environment but also for the people working with it. I know I’m a bad person. But so are you. If you live in a cottage in the forest without electricity and grow all your food in your garden, then you’re a good person.
In Sweden we hunt wild animals so they won’t over-populate. That means so they won’t eat our farm animals which we make money from or run over roads and get hit by our cars so that we might get hurt. Who the fuck are we to decide over such things?! We’re the most overpopulated specie of all and no other specie has done so much damage to the planet as we have! For the greater good of the planet we should all disappear from the face of earth.
I don’t hate people but our society makes me sad. I’m misantrophic because I see us for what we are and that hurts. How we treat animals, how we treat eachother, how we’re so extremely destructive. I want to change so much but I’m just one little person. If we all decided to change our ways this world could be good. But that won’t happen. Ever. It makes me despair.
Young people are so stressed out today. I’ve seen so many blog posts written by people much younger than me who are freaked out because they don’t know what to do with their life. They want to be married, have a career and kids before thirty but guess what, it doesn’t always work out that well. Whenever I see a blog post like that I try to tell the person behind it to chill a bit and not to be too stressed out because it’s not unusual for a eighteen year old not to know what they want to do with their life. It’s not weird not knowing which university to apply to and what to major in. It’s not unusual to be miles away from anything even close to marriage and kids. And you know what? You don’t have to go to a university right after your high school graduation. Take a year off, work, travel, gather your thoughts. I think it’s better to just take a year off than start studying something you’re not even sure you want to work with when you graduate. I’m almost twenty-five and I haven’t studied since high school and I still don’t know what major I’d choose if I went to a university. I think a lot about the future too and quite often I feel like I’m wasting my life. I’m not too stressed out about it though because believe it or not, even though I’m now closer to thirty than to being a teenager I don’t feel old and I don’t feel that what I want to do have to be done NOW NOW NOW because I have to have the perfect life by the time I’m thirty. Figuring out what you want to do with your life takes time and after you’ve figured it out actually fulfilling your dreams takes even more time.
If you could travel back in time where would you go and what would you do?
There are a couple of periods of time I’d like to experience and a couple of things I’d like to see and do.
1. I’d go back to 1991 and see “Nirvana” live. I love “Nirvana” so much and it’s sad that I’ll never experience going to one of their concerts.
2. I’d go back to 1994 and see “Manic Street Preachers” live. Manics are still around and I saw them last summer but I would like to see them while bassist Richey was still around. He went missing in 1995, the year after they released their master piece album “The Holy Bible”.
And while going to concerts in 1991 and 1994 I’d also spend some time just sightseeing the decade of my childhood and early teens. Sometimes I miss the nineties a lot. It was a good decade.
3. I’d go back to the 18:th century just to see the architecture and pretty clothes of that time.
4. The same with the middle ages. I would like to experience that time just because I find it so fascinating.
5. Because I’m a hippie at heart I’d go to San Francisco in the summer of 68 and then to the Woodstock festival.
6. I’d go to the early 60′s to meet my great grandparents of which I’ve only met my fathers grandmother who died in the mid nineties.
7. I’d go to 1996 to see my twelve year old self. I’d show her who she’ll become and give her some advice so she’d become that person a little faster.
8. I’d go to the early eighties in London to see and experience the Batcave scene and the original punk scene.
9. And if I was really brave (which I’m not) maybe I’d kill Hitler and Stalin. I’d call it sacrifices for the good of mankind. Two lives against millions. But of course that would totally change history and perhaps without the mistakes of the past we’d allow the same horrors of that time to happen in this time instead.
10. Oh and I’d do a “Back to the future” thing and get my hands on a book with game results so I could gamble myself rich when I got back to my own time!
The world is big but with internet, airplanes and tv it gets smaller and smaller. We’re constantly exposed to other cultures and sometimes it leads to a big collision, raised eyebrows or as I like to believe, many good things aswell. In this big world full of different people and cultures there are a couple of things I find very odd.
1. A breakfast consisting of bacon and eggs. How can anyone want bacon for breakfast? In Sweden we only eat “light” food for breakfast so I find that very, very odd.
2. Pancaces for breakfast. Once again, for breakfast? Pancaces is dinner food.
3. Peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches. Ok I’ve never actually tasted this so perhaps I shouldn’t be so judgemental but the very thought of it is gross. Peanut butter is almost sickenly sweet and that alone on a sandwhich sounds disguisting but then to add jelly aswell? Eeeew!
4. Not taking off your shoes when you enter your own or someone else’s home. Doesn’t your home get very dirty when it’s muddy and wet outside? And the rest of the time aswell for that matter? In Sweden walking into someones home with your shoes on is conscidered rude.
5. Not saying goodbye when you finish a phone call. They never do that in american movies but perhaps that’s just in the movies, or? I’ve wondered about this for years so please do inform me about this matter! Is that a common way of ending a phone call?
6. Cheek kissing. Most swedes are reserved when it comes to introductions to new people so I think most of us find cheek kissings pretty uncomfortable. We even get uncomfortable if someone we’re talking to is standing a bit too close. That’s a thing many swedes going to southern Europe notice. I found myself backing away from people I was talking to in Spain because they were standing so damn close!
I know a lot more cultural differences like this but just because I’m trying to write about them of course I can’t remember any more than these, except the more obvious ones but they’re not quite as funny.