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Oh, that's cute, LJ. Really. Fucking. Cute.

*deep breath*

Do you people enjoy annoying the ever-loving Hell out of large portions of your user-base? Because you seem quite skilled at it. Pity that it's the only skill you worthless fuckmittens seem to have.

Pro-tip- it's supposed to be "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" not "if it ain't broken, take the equivalent of a fucking sledgehammer to it." The thing about updates- they're generally supposed to improve functionality. Add features. Make the site more user-friendly. Are you seeing as pattern here? (Or should I use smaller words?) They shouldn't entail taking a perfectly good system and gutting it. And you guys don't even have a "form vs function" type excuse for this shit, since the new version is ugly and unworkable. I'd probably be impressed at all the myriad levels of suck you've crammed into one update, if it didn't make my fucking head hurt.

And to add insult to injury, your staff seem to have their heads so far up their collective asses that you couldn't remove them with a fucking crowbar. Pro-tip the second: pissing off your customers and belittling their concerns gets you nowhere.
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Not just no, but HELL no. (Like that opinion shocks anyone who knows me.) There are so very many reasons why this is a fucking horrible idea. I'm all for reasonable copyright protection, but this excuse for a bill goes way too far. (And people wonder why pirates get so much public sympathy.)
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Huh. Foreign is now synonymous with "not American". Good to know.

As to the question- I can't think of any movie that should get an "American remake". Hollywood screws up it's own stories (for a given value of the word) badly enough as it is.
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"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault." -Blood Rites, by Jim Butcher.

It's a hilarious line, one that pulls you in immediately. And it's even funnier when you know the main characters history. (Things tend to end up burning around him.) Really, what's not to love about that line? (The same book also has one of the funniest closing lines I've come across- "Why did you get large breed Puppy Chow?")
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Nyara is the name of a character in the "Mage Winds" trilogy by Mercedes Lackey. I have surprisingly little in common with the character (save her opinion on children), but a friend in middle school wrote a story with a character based on me, using that name, and it (for some reason) stuck. I like the way it sounds, and it was my circle of friends at the time would recognize, so I started using it as my online handle. (The "Dark Lady" part was added because just "Nyara" was taken as an e-mail address on Yahoo, and because I'd recently heard a song by that name.)

Honestly, I can't see me changing my username. I've used it as long as I've had any kind of real presence online. I actually identify with it a bit more strongly that I do with my real name.
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On a good day? Say "Fuck. It's too early for this," and curl up for another hour. XD

Then wake up for real, stretch (occasionally pulling muscles in the process), grumble and complain, and try to remember if I'm supposed to be doing something. Then raid the fridge, and get my morning caffeine fix. If I don't have any immediate errands to run, I usually turn on my computer at that point, and start writing and/or 'net surfing.
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When I have the money. So, realistically? Never. :(

When I'm not pathetically broke, I tend to impulse-shop up to several months in advance. "Hey! That's pretty awesome! I bet xxxx would love it!" And then get stuff for everyone that I haven't covered like, three days in advance.
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Avada Kedavra. Because humanity annoys me.
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2001 Maniacs. All I'm gonna say. (That movie had me and J singing "The south Will Rise" for weeks.)

Wishmaster (Absolutely NO relation to the Nightwish song) has some pretty amusing scenes, too. Mostly occurring when the Djinn gets some sucker to make a statement that can be construed as a wish. "You'd have to go through me. And I'd like to see that." "As you wish."
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Okay, this is about 25% serious, 75% tongue-in-cheek

Love:

1) The climate (most of the time) Yeah, I bitch about the heat, but then I remember that the average summer temperature is in the 70s whereas SanB is currently in the 100s. Granted, we're at 41% humidity to their 16%, so it's not perfect. But I'm still gloating. At least until winter.

2) It's pretty. The residents actually care about preserving the environment. And it's GREEN!

3) It's not San Bernardino. And until you have lived in San Bernardino, you can not appreciate how very wonderful that is. (On behalf of two of my roommates, I would like to add that it's also not Utah.)

4) Hey! It's not California! That means fewer earthquakes! Yay!

5) Social services doesn't suck. They actually help people and shit. You know, like they're supposed to.

Hate:

1) Glenn Beck was raised here. 'Nuff said.

2) It's really, really white. 'Tis a bit disconcerting.

3) Budget cuts to the libraries and public transit. Because god forbid we raise sales taxes by two-tenths of 1 percent. Fuckers.

4) We have volcanoes. Shit. Okay, seismic activity is officially something I can't afford to gloat about.

5) Out-of-state tuition.

There really is no comparison- I hated San Bernardino. Yeah, it had some good points, but they were mostly outweighed by a horrible economy, corrupt and/or incompetent government, rampant wildfires (largely a result of past and present stupidity), high crime rates, and general suck.
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Just. Fucking. Stop.
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No.

When we die off, (note that I say "when", not "if") we will have been a footnote. Nothing will replace us, nothing will need to. When we're gone, yeah, there will be different evolutionary pressures on the life that remains, but there is no reason to think that those pressures would produce anything like humanity. Hell, it's actually pretty damn unlikely. The way our species developed was hardly inevitable.

Besides, at the rate we're going, we're liable to take the majority of complex life on the planet with us.
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Two words, my friend-

Soylent Green.

It would solve our food-shortage problems, and our overpopulation problems. What's not to like? (I mean, besides the Kuru.)
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*facepalm*

No, to both questions. And the idea of someone making decisions based on something so absurd depresses me.
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As in "UFOs are really alien spaceships" type discussion? I'm most likely to assume "bonkers", though depending on context, I might be generous and assume "misguided" instead.

Now, that's not to say that I don't believe that there is life- maybe even intelligent life- on other planets. Life is pretty damn resilient once it gets started, and the universe is really fucking huge. I just don't believe aliens are visiting Earth- see also: the universe is really fucking huge. (And life that developed elsewhere in the universe most likely wouldn't be able to survive in earth anyway.)

Regarding the second question, I am a skeptic. About everything. I fell in love with the sciences at a young age, and as a result, damn near everything I come across gets the "yes, but where's the evidence? treatment. It pisses off teachers something fierce. At least, the insecure ones. (That mindset, incidentally, is also why I'm an atheist.)
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My first job consisted of a 10 hour night shift in a fake crab factory. Hence why I will never eat fake crab again.
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No, I have never done a cleanse. Why? Because I'm not an idiot. I don't fast for the same reasons. (This does NOT apply to fasting for medical reasons, of course.) For the record, I despise pseudo-scientific woo, and the people who promote it.

Yeah...I don't think I'm gonna make any new friends with this post.
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Favorite thing to do in hot weather? Call my friends/family in San Bernardino, and gloat.

"Wow, it's really hot out, isn't it? It was almost seventy! I'm practically melting!"
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*facepalm* Too easy. Way too easy. Must...resist...

Oh, who am I kidding?


The older cousin of a childhood friend. And yes, yes I would. *is shot*



Okay. for the non-perverted answer to that, I'd have to say the octopus. A whole steamed baby octopus. It was...rubbery. Like chewing a fistful of, well, rubberbands. And it took me three tries to swallow. And no. I would not eat it again. I'm still not sure what possessed me to do it the first time.
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I think it's actually fairly well known that I'm either not fond of, or oblivious to the majority of popular bands, books, and the like. I also don't watch much in the way of TV or movies.

Food, on the other hand- I think most of my friends- hell, most people would be surprised to know what foods I won't touch. Cheeseburgers, for instance. I cannot stand cheeseburgers. (Ace's reaction to that was particularly amusing.)

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