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*Groan*Database programming can go fuck itself.

For Monday, I have to hand in a report and file upload which requires me to write SQL code to create an entire database, populate it with information, connect these tables to one another, draw out these tables in MS Visio, and present a 3 stage processing of the data with written explainations of my progress.

I've been working on it for five hours straight now.

Fuck this. I'm taking the rest of the night off. Brain hurts. I'll finish it tommorow.

~Lorcan
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Obligatory Halloween JournalHappy Halloween everyone ~

Anyone got any Halloween plans? I'd like to hear about them.

Me, today's going to be pretty ordinary, all things considered. I don't get any time off college, so I won't be going out and doing anything special for tonight. After how irritating last year's Halloween was, I wouldn't want to anyway. Long story, not getting into it. Probably already complained about it to some of you anyway.

I get out of college around 2pm today, so I'll try and use my time to get caught up on backed up assignments, projects and note revision. But that doesn't mean I won't set aside some time for a Halloween based movie or two and some sketching.

Sadly no TV channels are playing ANY decent Halloween-y movies tonight since it's the middle of the week. -_- I looked through the TV guide and was like "Oh, "Saw" is going to be on... wooohoo...." (Even though in my opinion, the first movie IS actually the best one in the series and they only get worse after it, since the first one had a kind of story to it, the other ones are just gore for gore's sake) so I guess I'll have to put on a DVD or two or browse Netflix. I'll definitely watch The Nightmare Before Christmas though, that always puts me in a good mood.

Anyway, I've rambled enough. Happy Halloween everyone. My sympathies go out to those of you overseas who have to cope with Super-Storm-Sandy (Yay for alliteration?), I hope it doesn't put a dampen on your day, no pun intended.

So in conclusion, whether you celebrate this pagan holiday of using disguises and costumes to ward off demonic spirits or not, I hope the day brings you some enjoyment.



~Lorcan
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News FailThis is an old story, some of you may know it already. But I only found out about this lately, so I wanted to share it.

On May 28th, The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) news were covering the Syrian security issue and UN relations. Here is a relevant image:



See the problem here? Look closer.



That is NOT the logo of the United Nations.... that is in fact the symbol of the UNSC.


You know, the... fictitious millitary of the Halo video games.

THESE GUYS.


This is so stupid, yet awesome at the same time...

I have no rant about this. Hell, do I even need to say anything? This speaks for itself. And it is glorious.

~Lorcan
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Down With UprisingEver see that one guy in movie, the rebel who nobody listens to? That one dumbass who thinks the government is putting drugs in our water supply, conspiring to commit evil atrocities, brainwash children and all that other ridiculous nonsense that only happens in movies and comic books?

I had the sickening misfortune of being forced to deal with one of those today...

On the tediously long bus trip home from college (Usually around 80-90 minutes, depending on traffic) seated across from me was a degenerate individual who spent the entire trip talking to... himself. Despite this person, a man in his mid-twenties, short cut brown hair and an atrocious Tallaght accent, talked loudly to nobody in particular. He had earphones in with music on full blare, and no phone in his hand, yet talked as though he was speaking to someone next to him, made obvious by his use of hand gestures and body language.

I'm all for freedom of speech, but frankly the things he was saying were... revolting. I'll quote what I remember of his nonsensical gibberish:

"Deh trooph maaan, deh peepul need teh know deh trooph, it's royet dhere, and dey need teh be tahld, dis is hoo eht ees mahn."

"All Defeyctars need teh be shot. Dat's how dey did ting's loyke, tree hundrehd years ago, deh fuckin' scientists, deyd line 'em up an' shoot in deh fookin' ead 'cuz dey was too smart. Tank god fer dah atomic bomb."

"But maaaan, man we already ran ovah dem two girlies last week, deh too fookin sluts, blood evvywheyah."

"Da atomic bomb, we gotta... fuckin nuke all deh peepul, fuckin' die die die cunts fuckin die all of yez..."

*Open seeing a large house out the window* "OHHHMOUYGAHD, Dat fookin' house! He's gotta be payin' for dat somehow... fuckin... sluts man."

"Yeh see deeze girlies, deh fuckin'... lezzie whores shakin' dere asses at ol' men, and oym loyke, ah'd sooner fuck a man den one of 'em slutz."

"We gotta... whatsit... bomb deh fookin skools maaan, cause dere only gonna lie to deh kids, make em... see like... not deh troof, dey'll hide deh troof from 'em, make loadsa money an' shit..."

So eventually I just got fed up of it. I was trying to read my revision notes, and everyone else on the top deck of the bus was starting to get pissed off at this dumbass. I got up, turned round and yelled at him.

"Are you done? Seriously, are you done yet? Nobody wants to listen to your gutter-mouth nonsensical rambling! Just shut up already!"

The guy takes out his earphones and answers.

"Joost listen teh some fookin' moosic alreadeh!

"No, NO, nobody should have to listen to your crap! You wanna shout, rant and rave like a lunatic, do it in the privacy of your home, NOT on a PUBLIC BUS!"

As I went down the stairs, as if to put one more nail in the coffin, he yelled after me:

"Dat's just what deh Government wants ya to fink!!"

I know I'm obligated to be the better man, to just put up with this, and as Bronies are apt to say "Love and Tolerate", but I can't even begin to describe how immensely satisfying that felt to just let the wierdo know that I was done putting up with his crap.

~Lorcan
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Outrage(Sorry for posting another journal so soon, but....)

What the fuck is WRONG with you people?!

I mean us. As a society. Specifically the western world / first world, Europe and in this case, the United States. Brace yourselves readers, this journal's gonna get angry, and fast...

As some of you may be aware, last week, a great tradgedy took place. A Pakistani girl named Malala Yousafzai, a fourteeen year old who had been campaigning for equal rights for education of women since the age of eleven and voiced her opinions through a blog, was travelling home from school. Then her school bus was stopped by Taliban gunmen, who proceeded to shoot Malala twice in the head.

This is a true shame, and I won't make light of it. I have nothing but the utmost respect for this brave soul who was wrongly taken from the world too long before her time. I may not share her faith, but I hope that she is in a better place.

Know who doesn't have respect for this dearly departed innocent soul? A trashy 54 year old attention-whore dumbass bimbo pop-star!!

When I read the article detailling Malala's tragic death last week, I was truly saddened. However, upon reading today's paper, I was stunned, appalled and utterly enraged by how fucking insensitive and downright degrading American culture can respond to such a dark subject. If you value your calm, stop reading now, because if you are any kind of decent human being, the following words will piss you off. You have been warned.

Madonna, that aging has-been popstar we wish would just retire already, performed last night in Los Angeles at the Staples Centre and took a moment to speak about the death of Malala Yousafzai. She said that the child's death "Made her cry", before adding "The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on a schoolbus for writing a blog about how important education was to her. The Taliban stopped her bus and shot her ... Do you understand the sickness and absurdity of this?"

During the performances she gave, Madonna shouted into the audience ""Support education! Support the people who support women!"

Which is understandable that she's trying to purpetuate the late Malala Yousafzai's message to her audience.

And... then things take a turn into WHAT-THE-HOLY-FUCK-IS-WRONG-WITH-YOU?! territory.

The singer then decided to dedicate her song "Human Nature" to the late Malala...

...then proceeded to strip down to nothing but a bra and g-string, with her hand in her crotch, turning around to display the poor girl's name "Malala" tattooed across her back, and carried out her dance, which consisted of "groping herself".

....

I have no words.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!

I consider myself a person of reason and calm analysis, but this just... it makes my blood boil. What the hell is wrong with us as a society if this is allowed to happen? 'Cause this was hardly spurr the moment. This had to have been planned in advance specifically for the concert. Meaning someone in charge OK'd this, and thought "This is a good idea".

Now I am not a fan of pop music, for all the right reasons, and this is one of those. It's not so much that I think the music itself is bad, but it's the fact that the people being applauded and worshipped for it do shit like THIS and fucking get away with it!

Malala Yousafzai has been awarded a fucking national peace award as a symbol of women's rights, and the sad thing is? In a couple decades, people will remember MADONNA, but not the girl who died for her beliefs and was shamefully extorted in this bullshit stunt.

If the world was a remotely fair place, Madonna would be forced to give her entire income not only to the family of the teen whose memory she dragged through the mud with this spectable, but to women's rights causes everywhere. Because Madonna? You fucking retarded bimbo, YOU ARE PROVING THE TALIBAN RIGHT!! Yes, I said that. The Taliban want to keep women covered up so they don't do stupid shit like this!! There's "Liberation" by having the choice to dress however you please, then there's being a dumbass whore who strips for attention and defiles the memory of the dead so that her fading career can cling to life for a little while longer.

This is why I fucking hate the "celebrity" idea. Rewarding talented individuals is not a bad thing, but putting them up on a pedastal where they achieve godhood status and can get off scott-free from doing the most hanus and offensive things imagineable is wrong. End of.

The fact of the matter is, in the age of pumped out teen bands, auto-tuned wannabes and tired repeated beatlines stolen from far superior songs, effort is no longer proportinate to praise. We have "classics" like Queen, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Who for a good fucking reason. Their music was passionate, it had meaning, it had no ulterior motives. Stuff like this is just... wrong. In every sense of the word.

As if to highlight my point, consider the following.



Yeah. Just proves how idiotic the music industry is today if you need SIX writers, to write THAT. Six people were PAID absurd amounts of money to write that crap, and it doesn't hold a candle to Freddy Mercury (god rest his soul)

I shudder to think which possiblity is worse. That future generations will look back on this in contempt and disgust for us for allowing this to happen, or if they'll become a devolved mindless version of what we have now, and actually think this sort of behaviour is in any way acceptable.

You know, it's almost appropriate that Madonna dedicated the song "Human Nature" to the late Malala Yousafzai. Because it is human nature to be this callous, this uncaring, cruel, selfish and utterly idiotic. Because we are a fucking stupid species.
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QuickieHey people, real quick journal update.

Big shout-out and thank you to those who commented on my journal and offered support. You know who you are, and you're awesome for doing it, so thanks again.

So I arrived at college this morning and went to my first class, Web Design & Development. I instantly remembered "OH SH*T", because the lecturer said we'd be having a discussion about a the topic of accessibillity and that each student would need to speak and express that they know about the topic in order to earn an extra 5% grade.

And I completely forgot to study it... CRAP!

BUT, I thought fast and explained what I knew about accessibility in general, used some big words, rambled a bit and earned full marks :D Hooray for the abillity to bullsh*t at a professional level and appear to know what the f*ck I'm talking about! ^^

Wonder if it's possible to bluff my way through the entire semester? Nah, just kiddin', I'll do the work.

Thanks again for your support everyone.

~Lorcan
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Still More Updates(Bonus trivia points to anyone who got the FF reference in the title)

Anyway, greetings denizens of the inter-tubes. Lorcan here for yet another "Why my life is difficult" update. Basically I'll keep this short and to-the-point rather than whining on about nothing.

I've been struggling with some aspects of college more or less since the first semester last year, specifically Software Development. During the first semester, I regretably didn't perform well enough to pass, and had to re-take the final exam, which gave me a passing mark of a D, barely. Second semester was an improvement, as I got up to a C. But now that the third semester has sank in, I realise that I've lost my interest in the subject, and to continue on with it would only be detremental to my grade average, both in SDev and in other subjects due to the painful amount of time it takes to write codes in .Java script for bi-weekly assignment deadlines.

So as a result, I'm leaving the Software Development subject and switching to the alternative Computer Systems Management course. This means I have a month's worth of back lecture notes and assignments to complete A.S.A.P in order to get to grips with the subject.

Coupled with the more pressing issue of my Web Design & Development Continious Assesment 1 project deadline fast approaching, I've had to apply better discipline to myself and stop goofing off in order to properly apply myself and take this sh*t seriously.

How does this affect you? The jist of it is that I won't be in as frequent contact anymore, at least not for spontanious conversation. Any chats I do have will take place later in the evening, (Around 9-12pm European time. 4-7pm US). I will still comment on your journals / images / links as often as I can spare the time for, I promise that much.

Now please take the following into consideration, and understand what this is and is not.

This is an effort to better myself and learn self-discipline so as to manage my time, (or what little I can afford) better, so as to hopefully get my life into a better sync. I'm giving up a lot of time-consuming activities, such as video games and online gaming in general, and even putting my artwork on hold temporarily until I can get a better fix on my life.

This does not mean I'm ignoring any of you, it does not mean I am acting maliciously, or out of contempt. I am simply trying to prioritise.

Now there are elements of my routine that I will maintain, such as visiting and commenting on the various forums and RP's I frequent, but only in moderation and when I can afford to do so. So as a result, I must ask of you, my friends and watchers, the following:

Please, if at all possible:

-Do not link me Youtube Videos, websites or articles. I appreciate the gesture, but the fact is, I don't have "time to kill", and more forms of entertainment are not what I'm looking for. I can occupy my spare time just fine, thank you.

-Do not ask me to sign into an instant message client (Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo IM, Skype, Steam, Xbox live, etc) unless it is ABSOLUTELY neccessary, And I cannot stress this enough. It has to be for something legitimately important, like some form of real life or emotional crisis that you may want my assistance with, not because you're bored and want to shoot the breeze. I Do. not. have time. for. it. End of.

-Give me space. If at first I do not respond to a message from you, this isn't an invitation for you to send me more of them. It means I am unable to, or have yet to respond to your previous message, and when I do answer messages, I respond to each in turn in a methodical manner. Adding more of them to my to-do list isn't helping.

-Keep me in check. If I'm talking to you, and I seem to be behaving differently or giving off the impression that I'm under stress, please inform me of it. I can't moderate myself, and sometimes when pressured, I do actually work too hard, so if you think I need to take a break or calm down, let me know, I value the opinions of my friends.

Note that is not by any means a permenant change. If I can apply myself and concentrate, I hope to have my life problems sorted out by Haloween-ish. But I think you've all got thr right to know what's going on with me.

That's all I've got to say for now. Hope the rest of you are faring better than myself.

~Lorcan
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Regarding WifiJust a quick update for friends / watchers. Around 9:30am (european time) I started having trouble loading RT on my college wifi network. This may just be one of those RT crashes, but in the event that it isn't, it means that my college network has blocked off the site. If this turns out to be the case, it may become more difficult for me to keep in frequent contact with you all. I usually check my messages, comments and forum replies once I arrive at college, while waiting for lectures to start, or during the lunch hour. If this is no longer an option, I'll be forced to wait until much later in the day, from anything as late as 7:30pm (European) to check responses.

Hopefully it won't come to that though.But if it does, I just want you all to know how things stand. I just managed to get back on here after lengthy wifi problems for the last few hours. It may be just the college servers malfunctioning due to some dickhead poking around in there and reconfiguring things, or it could be that they're blocking off certain sites. Can't yet say, but I figure you ought to be kept informed.

You can still contact me via my deviantART account if anything urgent comes up (but the odds of that are admittedly rather slim)

Hope this journal finds you all well.

~Lorcan
1 year ago  |  Comments (2)  |  + 1 Cool
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