If someone asks for an honest opinion, and gets what is considered a negative opinion, don't attack that person.
Why is it so hard, to acknowledge that people aren't gonna have the same opinion, and it might be radically different to your own?
EDIT: Either read my opinion, or watch this video which helps. (End of Edit)
(Warning: Opinion Ahead. It is not set in concrete, what I say doesn't reflect my exact thoughts, and is not 100% formed)
From what I've seen so far, there are 3 groups of people in the communities I pay attention and participate in, with various personality types split between these types.
We have the Positives (who see everything from a positive perspective), Negatives (People who see things from a Negative perspective), and the WGAFOT (Who Gives A Fuck What Others Think).
Positives, tend to display 'White Knight Syndrome', to people who are not only able to look out for themselves, but are actually asking what others think, and getting an occasional bad comment.
Some of the 'Knights' also tend to display a zealous devotion to the people they are defending, which borderlines on Cult-like fanaticism in their defense of said person.
And a fair few tend to show a bit of elitism (but then again, everyone does at some point).
Negatives, tend to display 'Blunt Honesty Syndrome', and its why I love them so much. They are gonna give you exactly what they think about situations, and they aren't gonna honey their words to make you feel better. Yes, its gonna hurt, but they are trying to help you, not do the work for you. (This is primarily where me, and a fair few people whose company I enjoy are located)
They tend to be viewed as assholes, but can often be very nice people. (Hell, I literally know someone like this, who has been referred to as 'The nicest asshole I've ever met'.)
WGAFWOT, just don't care. They'll read something, then either not care, or try and stop fights before they start.
Now, a few words to each of these groups.
Positives: Calm the hell down. People are allowed negative opinions, and they probably are not gonna agree with you. Don't attack them, insult them, and get the hell off of your high horse. The people you are defending, are old enough to look after themselves, and should know how to appropriately handle negative opinions by now (and if they don't, maybe its about time they learn). They don't need you to bring your zealous fervor, where its not needed.
Negatives: Learn from others mistakes. If you know others have posted a similar negative opinion about someone, and are being attacked because of it, maybe privately message the person in question your opinion. I know its not ideal, but apparently, its the grown up thing to do.
Also, and I knows its bullshit, try keeping some of your opinion to yourself. (No matter how hard it is XD)
WGAFWOT: Keep doing what your doing. Most of you are doing a fine job, of avoiding the messes that the other two groups, and when you can't, you guys do a good job of attempting to keep the peace.
And yeah, I know a lot of these Types and Personalities can be mixed around (Like I'm a Negative, who often is a Knight to the people I love, and care for).
5 years agodevilmaycrye
5 years agodevilmaycrye
Hey Guys, how is everyone?
Just wanted you guys to know a few things:
- I'm having now, til the 16th of april, off of Team Speak.
Why so long, i hear you ask?
Well, the past 4 or so days, my body and mental thought processes have been acting differently than normal, and its causing me to react badly to people I care for (I.E. For the past week, I've been muted, and barely talking, because I'm getting pissed at people, for stupid reasons)
Also, the main reason why its a 2 week break, is that I'm going to be in Melbourne for roughly a week, with no Computer access, besides my phone.
I'm still willing to talk, Via Skype, Kik, RT messages, Facebook, or normal messaging (if you have my number), just know that I may be more blunt than usual.
- Supanova Related: I'm not going to see Jack at Melbnova
As of a few days ago, I no longer ave any interest to see Jack at Melbnova. I'm primarily going, to see fellow Roo Teeth members, and to buy hard to get geeky stuff, like Figurines, Anime, Plushies, etc
RoosterTeeth (the company) is starting to lose its appeal to me, so that might be the cause of this.
- Recommendations: Anime
Since i am going to Supanova, I'll be able to purchase ALOT of anime, that is often quite hard to get through normal shops.
So, what are your recommendations that I look for? (Examples of stuff I like: Rebuild of Evagelion, Deadman Wonderland, Soul Eater, Gurren Lagann, Cat Planet Cuties, etc)
I'm definitely gonna try and pick up Panty, Stocking & Garterbelt, since I've heard a lot of good things about it.
But what else would fellow Anime viewers recommend?
Thats all for now.
5 years agodevilmaycrye
.......why I can't see things from a positive view point.
(Warning: Rant incoming!)
Last year, I met an amazing person, who means so damn much to me. She was one of the people who helped keep me out of the fatal grips of the depression I faced last year, and she is pretty much the only person who can easily turn one of my bad moods, into a good one.
However, her life is horrible. She had a traumatic childhood, and during high School, was essentially forced into living with the family friends she now lives with (It was either live with them, or live on the streets).
She is being imprisoned by these same Family friends, because they believe they know better than her. She isn't allowed to leave the house without someone going with her, wasn't allowed to try and get some higher education, hasn't even been able to get a job, and has become insecure about everything, due to their influence.
She is effectively raising their kids primarily by herself, since the Male is either working, or being depressed about not having a job (or some other bullshit. I have sympathy for people who suffer depression, but not those who actively sabotage others), the the Female is either to busy writing, or going off to writing conferences, with her friends, to raise her own children properly (someone definitely has their priorities wrong.........).
They constantly berate her, for not doing a good enough job, yet she seems to be doing a better job than both of them, and she doesn't even have the luxury of either being able to leave the house, going to her own room (since she is forced to sleep on their couch), or locking herself in a room to have alone time (none of the doors have any freaking locks........)
She means the world to me, and i mean the same to her, but her house mates are actively trying to keep us apart. They control her internet, and often check her RT page and Twitter for private messages from me (we have managed to find a way, thank god).
If, by some miracle, I am actually able to either go and see her, or able to get her here, they've threatened to ex-communicate her from her family. This doesn't sound like the acts of someone who cares about her, this sounds like the actions of someone who is scared of losing the only person that lives with them that actually does anything useful.
The only way, I can guarantee that she can be happy, is by effectively saving up, and paying for her to get here (not something I have a problem with, since I'll finally get to meet her in person.....), but its not cheap, and I won't be in a situation to properly do it for a few years, and since she barely earns enough, due to her house mates, she can't exactly help.
Thats a few more years, of watching her suffer, and slowly slide into the grips of depression, while I sit back and watch, not being able to do anything..........
Now, explain to me, how the fuck, I'm supposed to have a positive view of the world, when the main positive thing in my life, is repeatedly being fucked over, and messed with.
Big surprise I view things from a negative view point.
5 years agodevilmaycrye
Its gonna be my birthday in 4 months. July the 3rd.
It's supposedly a big one (my 21st), but I don't understand why that number is considered significant.
Tbh, I'm not looking forward to it. For the last few years, its pretty much been 'Happy Birthday Jarrad' for an hour, then all my relatives will ignore me, and talk amongst themselves, after giving me the gifts I bought for myself, on their behalf.
'What about your friends?' I hear you ask. Exactly. What about them? I give them 4 months notice, and yet, I didn't get anything besides a very belated 'Happy Birthday'.
This year, was gonna be different, since I've made a lot of friends within the last year, so there is actually a chance someone might come over.
Almost everyone I'm friends with in my state, is gonna be in Austin, Texas, having a blast..........
Anyway, I want to change this depressing situation, and have a birthday that I enjoy.
Anyone have any ideas, of what to do for a 21st? and would anyone be interested in coming, or just doing something?
5 years agodevilmaycrye
(Warning: Opinion ahead)
.......so, that happened.
The point of the journal, was to voice my opinion, in a review like manner, of people's campaigns, primarily the Saun/Caiti one. It was not meant to cause the outrage, 'negativity', or out right hate and spite that was directed towards me, that it received.
There was zero hate, or negativity, in that journal. Out of the roughly 30 people who both read my journal and commented/messaged me privately, only roughly 5 - 7 people saw this supposed hate/negativity.
Could I have worded it better, so that my point got across?
Yes, I could have.
Should I have talked to Caiti, Saun and Michael privately?
No, because I honestly didn't think it would raise such a big fuss, when all I wanted were other people's opinions.
Did I attack Saun, Caiti and/or Michael during the journal?
I don't believe. Not once did I say anything negative towards them, just the fact that, for what ever reason, these two are being put onto a pedestal, when they shouldn't be.
Did I deserve all the spite, hate and mean remarks about me and my personality/personal life, and to be compared to Hitler?
No, that was completely uncalled for. Even after having my personality repeatedly questioned, I dealt with those people politely, and in no way did i insult them when I replied.
Was I being negative in the journal?
I don't believe so. While a few others do believe I was, the vast majority just saw it like an opinion, or a review.
Did I deserve having to be warned by Jack Pattillo himself?
No. Why he was even informed about my journal? The only time I even hinted at his name, was when he tweeted about the campaign within an hour of my journal being posted.
I got warned because he misread my journal, and he thought I said he abused his influence, when I was in fact referring to someone else. He then proceeded to lecture me, about how he has promoted this campaign repeatedly (I checked his Twitter history, and he has mentioned the Campaign twice: Retweeting when Caiti posted it at the start, and then within an hour of my previous journal).
So, I got warned, because someone complained about my journal to him, which barely had anything to do with him?
Someone obviously isn't abusing their influence with the Staff (And I repeat, this is not aimed at Jack, because for him to take notice of me, someone close to him, who had an issue with my journal, would have to tell him)
Did I burn bridges with people?
Yes. However, the bridges I know I burned, are ones only I put effort into maintaining. So I feel I have a right to see those ones burned.
However, I seem to have insulted or pissed off other people as well.
So, I want to know, who else can I call friend? I am not asking you to choose sides, I just want to know who I can ask for assistance, if i need it, and if I can actually expect it to happen.
Now, what will happen, now that Campaignageddon is over?
Nothing. As far as I'm aware, Saun and I are still friends. When I see Caiti at events, I'm still gonna be respectful and friendly, because there was zero hate directed at her, even though she directed a fair bit at me (and I do have proof, since a good RT user was kind enough to take a snapshot of it).
Now, I don't want any more bullshit like this to happen. Please know that, if I mean no hate, it means I'm reviewing something about you, but it doesn't reflect what I feel about you as a whole.
Thats it. Campaignageddon is now over, so everyone get back on with your lives. And keep your hate to yourselves.
I would like to point out, that I am more than willing to help rebuild any bridges I've burnt.
5 years agodevilmaycrye
You know whats great about opinions? They are allowed to be so completely different, and yet you can still be friends with people who have different ones.
Now, as a lot of you know, I posted my opinion yesterday. Most saw it as what it was: My opinion on the styles of RTX Campaigns, and why some really should've been thought out better.
However, a small amount of people saw it as a verbal assault on the people involved.
Now, here's something people need to know about me. If I say something, I mean it.
If I say you look beautiful, gorgeous or pretty in that dress/shirt/costume, it means I believe you look great, and would be jealous of anyone who can say 'She's with me'.
If i say I don't hate you, or there is zero hate being directed towards you, then there is zero negative feelings aimed at you.
The point I'm trying to get across, is that I value honest.
So if you think that, just because I don't agree with you, that I'm out to get you, you really need to pull your head out of your arse, and start seeing the world as it truly is. The world is not a nice place, and people will not get long with everyone, you'd have to be fucking naive to believe that.
As people have told me, I seem to be one of the few people they know who will give them a straight honest answer, even if it hurts, and they like me for it.
So fine, if you don't like my opinion, and can't seem to look past it, block me/defriend me/get RT staff members to plug your campaign (yes, that is what seems to have happened, and this is me pointing my finger at you, just so you don't try and insinuate it), I don't care.
If you can't handle my opinion, you aren't wanted in my life.
I'm sorry you can't handle someone's opinion.
Everything striked out, is stuff that didn't need to be said.
5 years agodevilmaycrye
So, as everyone knows, when RTX comes around, people make campaigns to help get them to RTX.
So far, there have been 4 'Campaign Styles' that I've seen.
The 'I wanna go to RTX, even though nobody knows me' style, which are usually ignored because there isn't any incentive for it.
There's been the 'I don't have much talent, but I'll do my best' style, which is where my campaign fell into (I'm classifying myself in this because, while I did get people interested, I'm not known for either my art or my writing ability).
The 'I have Talent, and can actually give you something useful' Campaign, which is where most of the Artists on this site would fall under, like Daisy and Scheree.
In Daisy's case, she gave you 3 different sizes of art, and allowed you to choose which ever, than gave you the picture. (The fact she made atleast $1000, when her most expensive option was $20ish dollars, is incredible.)
In Scheree's case, she is giving out her first official Art Book, plus lots of Art Prints which she previously never had printed, as well as offering extra commissions, and a cool post card advertising Scheree's work.
These two, are quite popular with the American crowd, and it makes sense for them to do a Campaign, since they'd have the support and talent to back it up, and are giving you something tangible in return.
Then, finally, there's the 'I'm popular, so get me to RTX, yet I can't give you much besides what we would already do at the Con' style of campaign.
Now, I'm probably gonna get a lot of hate for this, but this is exactly what Saun and Caiti's campaign is.
Now, let's look at all the perks for this campaign:
- $10 'Fist Bump - Snail: Get your own humiliating - I mean, ...Unique, Australian fist bump experience'.
This must be unique, since I'm from Australia, and I've never heard of this. Also, you want money, just for a fist bump................really?
- $20 'You Piggy Me, I'll Piggy You: Saun is small - why not give him a piggy back Or better yet, why not get one from him!'
.........your kidding, right? If you've hung out with Saun for any amount of time, you know that Piggy backs are gonna happen eventually.
So why are we paying for it, when its gonna happen even if we don't?
- $50 'Can Some Smell Wee: Get your own Fire Hydrant photo with Caiti and Saun on the last day of RTX.'
Why would people pay $50 dollars, for a photo of something that is only a novelty for Australians?
None of these seem to be worth the price that are being asked for, so maybe the next one will be worth it......
- $75 ' Signed 2012 Poster!: Your very own Roo Teeth staff signed RTOZ Poster.'
See, I actually like this perk. While they are definitely asking too much for something that is handed out for free at any Roo Teeth events, I'd love to have a signed poster from the Roo Teeth staff (mainly because I know a lot of them). However, why would anyone who isn't either a friend of the staff, or a fan of Roo Teeth, would be willing to pay this much for a poster.......
- $100 'Wish the Camera added 10 pounds! :Get your own Australian Animal Experience from Saun's backyard with every $100 donated. Everyone likes turtles, right? When they run! HA! Cracks me up......'
*sigh* Why would I pay $100, for pictures of Saun's pets?
- $200 ' Aussie Shennanigans - Crikey!: You've seen the I Say Ooh video, what other shenanigans can these two get up to? Sponsor this perk to find out.'
So, basically, pay $200, and something random will happen? Thats pretty weak.......
Now, I know those 2 aren't the ones behind the campaign, it was made by their American friends. But seriously guys, you aren't offering anything but either useless things which nobody really wants, or things which are just a big Middle Finger to all the talented people who want to go, and are taking time out of their day to do stuff.
While yes, it would be cool for Saun and Caiti to go, as far as I'm concerned, they aren't the 'Primary People' of the Australian RT crowd, so unless they can afford it, they shouldn't be going.
This is in no way an attack on Saun or Caiti (because they are my friends), but more of a 'What were you thinking?' to the people who made the Campaign.
As I have stated, this is NOT an attack on Saun or Caiti. Its is just brutal honesty.
What a funny coincidence that an RT staff member posts the Campaign I just mentioned, within a few hours of me posting this journal.
Someone obviously isn't abusing their influence...........
5 years agodevilmaycrye
Ladies and Gentleman, and the rest of you, we welcome you here to witness the future.
Here, we have the current production model J-RAD, running the 'DMC' 2.0.6 firmware.
We all know of the current issues everyone has been having with the 2.0.6 firmware, and we have come to the conclusion that the hardware and wetware of the current model have been causing previous unknown issues and conflicts within the units thought processes.
So, we are doing a free recall, and will be upgrading your J-RAD unit's hard/wetware, but we also want to know:
What do you, the Consumers, want improved in the 2.0 model?
Do you want to improve its fuel intake, so it can last longer, on less fuel?
Do you want us to slim down the chassis, to give it the cool and sexy look, that will make all your friends jealous?
Do you want us to strengthen the inner structuring of the unit, so it can handle more wear and tear?
How would you improve the J-RAD unit?
Phase 1 testing will begin over the next few weeks, and people should begin to see improvements in their Units anywhere from April 10th til April 15.
If Phase 1 is successful, we shall then move onto Phase 2.
(Ok, now that I've had my fun, here's whats actually happening)
I've been down in the dumps lately, about how my body looks.
I'm not gonna lie, I'm not exactly great to look at with my shirt off.
So, I've decided to give myself a confidence boost, via exercising and making my body look better.
In short, this will primarily revolve around me doing at least 1 hour of Your Shape training a day, plus a 30 minute walk (including all the physical stuff I do with work).
I hope to see improvements by Melbnova.
Plus, I have 2 questions for all of you guys.
Question 1: What do you guys do for exercise/to keep yourself fit?
Question 2: What would you improve about me? (And don't say nothing, because we all know I need improving. If you don't want to write it in the journal, then message me. I promise I won't get offended, I am always open to constructive criticism)
So, thats my big project that I was tweeting about. Since I'm suffering from Art Block (the main reason I haven't done your Birthday Pic, Mary ), and I have some excess energy, I thought I'd put it towards something useful.
5 years agodevilmaycrye
Wow, been a while since I've been in one of these.
While I'm still under the effects of this rare event, I might as well spread the love to some awesome people.
@Ember, you are probably the only thing keeping me 100% sane-ish. You mean a hell of a lot to me :3
@Scheree, you are a great friend, and one of the artists I always look to you for inspiration in my art :)
@Liriana, I'm so glad to have met you last year. you're an awesome and fun person to talk to, your art is amazing, and your antics can usually always make me smile.
@Nester82, you're a great guy to hang with, I love doing the Let's Plays and other videos with you, and I love how you can always bring a smile to the channel (but leave the poor microwave alone..........)
@Raddlez, you are one of the few people I look up to. Your drive and dedication to your projects inspires me to try and do that to my own projects. You act like my much needed backbone, during the times when I desperately need it. Dude, if you ever need anything, just ask.
@Daisy, you are pretty much the closest thing I have to a best friend. You are often the voice of reason, when my mind is either in the dumps, or acting like a spoiled little child. Talking with you is one of the few things which brings a genuine smile to my face, and you usually always have a way of bringing me out of whatever funk I've fallen into. I'll always be there for you, no matter what.
@Vitani, you always know just how to turn my sad little ego, into a blustered one. You seem to know exactly how to find my 'Cheer Up' button. I love that your my friend ^_^
@Myshu, you are a talented friend, a huge inspiration, and a great quasi-boss. ^_^
Thats it, I'm all out of loving. There are still a lot of people who mean a lot to me, but these ones are the major players in my life.
After a tiring week at work, I have finally managed to be in a good mood for 3 days in a row.
I wish to god I knew what caused it though XD
I have applied for a Bachelor of Arts in Librarianship and Corporate Information, currently waiting to see if my application for FEE-help (government loan sort of thing, specifically for higher education purposes).
So I hope to go from humble Fry Cook, to intelligent (and hopefully Sexy) Librarian.
Also, just so everyone knows, I've moved my more 'emotional' posts to my Tumblr. Basically, I'm letting my insanity have complete control over my Tumblr account, so you have been warned.
Late Nite JengaJam
LFTO - Let's Figure This Out Networking
The Church of Church
Art of Artists
Fan Art I'm doing of my favorite RT artists :)
Gifts for Friends
Drawings I do for friends :D
The Pictures I drew for the challenge I gave myself in August
Pictures for Me
Pictures that have been created for me.
Drawings for the RT Staff
Drawings I've done, and (hopefully) given to the RT Staff
Progress Reports of J-RAD 2.0
Self explanatory, really........
Pictures of all things involving Homestuck, and me
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