vampslayer04: (Go to Hell faces.)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] moerlin at As of tomorrow, no more subject lines in comments on LJ
I was gonna update this with much happier stuff, but for the past week I've just been so enraged with LJ's asshattery that I've had it to here.

In case you didn't know, on 12/12 they first announced sneakily on the Russian journal of LJ's design guy that with new changes being implemented tomorrow, there will be no more subject lines in comments and that this change was "non-negotiable" (good round-up and translation here). I'm sure you all realize that this will basically make fandom and RP communities unusable. LJ's staff, however, doesn't give a shit. At least 18 pages of 100% negative feedback didn't sway them.

They've backpedaled some and will make keeping comment subject lines optional in some S2 styles, but the default (that 99% of communities are running right now) will decidedly be subject-less! Not to mention that their new and frankly, fucking ugly design will take forever to load and make the site a pain to use on mobile browsers.

And oh, it looks like they might be taking away the drop-down menu to select icons as well, so you'll have to load all your icons as pictures to select them. Lovely. (I will beta-test tonight to see if this is actually true.)

Really, I don't know why I'm surprised. LJ is always fucking with the parts of the site that actually work and breaking them, so this is just another instance of that. Because seriously, who are subject lines hurting by just being there? (And no, it can't be a matter of server strain, considering the new "graphic" interface will definitely be using up more resources - so much fun when there's DDoS attacks!)
As far as I know, they've never once listened to their customers, so those thousands of comments already posted probably won't do shit. I've left a message expressing my concerns about the new comment pages here anyway; so if you want to do that too, go for it! If anything, it helps with the rage. ;)

FYI: Dreamwidth is feeling Christmasy has reacted to LJ's bullshit and has open account creation (no invite codes needed) for the rest of the week. Might be a good idea to get your back-up or new home, whatever the case may be, up and running now.

vampslayer04: (Go to Hell faces.)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kylecassidy at post
Via Citykitties (emphasis mine):

A good samaritan found this cat today in a gutter by Clark Park, half dead. He is now at the Cat Doctor with a body temperature of 90 (normal is 102) and blood PCV of 8. The Cat Doctor housecat, Diamond, is currently donating blood to save his life. During the exam, the vet found that this cat has a microchip. When called, his "owners" reported that he was acting sick, so they put him outside. If this makes you as angry as it makes us, please channel your anger in one of two ways: visit our website at www.citykitties.org and make a donation to help us pay for his care, or share this post and encourage others to do so.




Click to donate.



vampslayer04: (Go to Hell faces.)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment


Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


vampslayer04: (Fangirls want him)
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The cat, the cat's food, the cat's carrier, harness and leash. Food for me, plus a backpack so I can carry that stuff. Anything else is definitely secondary.

Though if I had a chance I'd probably grab my PS2 and some of my rarer games. I'm not likely to find an original PS2 or some of those games again.
vampslayer04: (Fangirls want him)
stolen from [livejournal.com profile] koohii_cafe.

Your Masculine Side
[x] you love hoodies.
[x] you love jeans.
[x] dogs are better than cats
[ ] it's hilarious when people get hurt.
[x] you've played with/against boys on a team.
[x] shopping is torture.
[ ] sad movies suck.
[x] you own an x-box.
[x] played with hotwheels cars as a kid.
[ ] at some point in time you wanted to be a firefighter.
[x] you own a DS, PS2 or sega.
[x] you used to be obsessed with power rangers.
[ ] you watch sports on TV.
[ ] gory movies are cool.
[x] you go to your dad for advice.
[ ] you own like a trillion baseball caps.
[ ] you like going to football games.
[ ] you used to/do collect baseball cards.
[ ] baggy pants are cool to wear.
[ ] it's kinda weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people.
[x] green, black, red, blue, or silver are one of your favorite colors.
[x] you love to go crazy and not care what people think.
[ ] sports are fun.
[ ] talk with food in your mouth.
[ ] wear boxers.
Total = 12

--

Your Feminine Side
[ ] you wear lip gloss.
[ ] you love to shop.
[ ] you wear eyeliner.
[x] you have some of the same shirts in different colors.
[x] you wear the color pink.
[x] go to your mom for advice.
[x] you consider cheerleading a sport
[ ] you hate wearing the color black.
[x] you like hanging out at the mall.
[ ] you like getting manicures and/or pedicures.
[x] you like wearing jewelry.
[ ] skirts are a big part of your wardrobe.
[ ] shopping is one of your favorite hobbies.
[ ] you don't like the movie star wars.
[x] you are/were in cheerleading, gymnastics or dance.
[x] it takes you around 1 hour to shower, get dressed, and put on make-up and accessories.
[ ] you smile a lot more than you should.
[x] you have more than 10 pairs of shoes.
[x] you care about what you look like.
[ ] you like wearing dresses when you can.
[x] you like wearing body spray/perfume/cologne.
[x] you wear girl underwear.
[x] used to play with dolls as little kid.
[ ] like putting make-up on someone else for the joy of it.
[ ] like taking pictures of yourself with your cell phone/camera when you're bored.
Total = 13

Feminine side wins, but just barely. *laughs*
vampslayer04: (Fangirls want him)
Halloween Meme
[livejournal.com profile] _thatfatgirl_ shows up with burning torches, pitchforks and dip
[livejournal.com profile] catystorm TPs your Wings Greatest Hits
[livejournal.com profile] cryogenia carves [livejournal.com profile] velvet_mace's effigy in the medium of brains
[livejournal.com profile] dragonalchemist eats [livejournal.com profile] tv_elf's spicy, spicy brains.
[livejournal.com profile] etcetera_cat calls [livejournal.com profile] dragonalchemist to let them know the psycho killer's in the State Penitentiary
[livejournal.com profile] eyesthatslay swoops on [livejournal.com profile] _thatfatgirl_ and drains their Bank Manager's lunchbox
[livejournal.com profile] guardrailslayer haunts your candy
[livejournal.com profile] macsauce runs around screaming for hours until abruptly silenced by [livejournal.com profile] etcetera_cat, wielding a sharpened axe
[livejournal.com profile] mercy_slays summons the undead armies of [livejournal.com profile] macsauce to steal your candy
[livejournal.com profile] senashenta gives you a toothbrush
[livejournal.com profile] sky_dark buries [livejournal.com profile] senashenta at the crossroads with a gerbil through their heart
trouble_is_goodtrouble_is_good creates an unholy monstrosity from cryogeniacryogenia, senashentasenashenta and _thatfatgirl__thatfatgirl_
[livejournal.com profile] tv_elf tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers
[livejournal.com profile] velvet_mace puts real eyeballs in your socks
LJ Name
vampslayer04: (Fangirls want him)
Can you believe I almost forgot it was April Fool's Day? Yeah. Tells you where my mind's been.
vampslayer04: (Fangirls want him)
Romantic Seme
Romantic Seme
Take Are you a Seme or an Uke? today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.
You are the lowest level seme. A true gentlemen, don't even think of approaching the Badass Uke unless you want your ass kicked. You're safest sticking with a partner who is gentle and can appreciate your mature, loving ways and protective nature. Most often found with a handful of roses and wine, you are committed to your partner and their happiness, which makes you a perfect match for the Innocent Uke.
vampslayer04: (Fangirls want him)
bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes.
they've got those hoppy legs and twitchy little noses.
and what's with all the carrots?
what do they need such good eyesight for anyway?


(\__/) This is Bunny.
(='.'=) Copy and paste bunny onto your LJ.
(")_(") Help Bunny gain World Domination.




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In other news, still hate the new update page. Why oh why is userpic choice at the top? It's confusing.
vampslayer04: (Fangirls want him)
My Interests Collage! )
Create your own! Originally Written By [livejournal.com profile] ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by [livejournal.com profile] darkman424
vampslayer04: (Evil Sexy Vampires(vampkiss))
snagged from [livejournal.com profile] miss_katelynne:

[livejournal.com profile] vampslayer04's Halloween party:

all_malocks dressed as Patricia Heaton.
anniesj dressed as a first baseman for the Cubs.
ariskari dressed as Bill Gates.
aurora_z dressed as a tape dispenser.
bcdspuffy dressed as Martha Stewart.
cat_mcdougall dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Parliament of the Dagger.
cherie_morte dressed as a pair of pliers.
cleolinda dressed as the Governor of South Dakota.
eiluned dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Harriet.
etcetera_cat dressed as Charlize Theron's grandfather.
eyesthatslay dressed as the Archbishop of Pentcomlole.
getoffmyelflord dressed as a next cauldron.
guardrailslayer didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
harmony83 gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Tori Amos.
kierseth dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Chim-Chim Liversquirt".
kitznegari dressed as a diplomat from Kyrgyzstan.
lafemmedarla dressed as the Recurring Power Ranger.
liliaeth dressed as Tinkerbell.
luna_k dressed as your mother-in-law.
miss_katelynne dressed as Ronald Reagan.
nautibitz dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Annoying Enchanter.
netweight dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
phantomchickie dressed as Paris Hilton.
powermind dressed as the love child of Dan Quayle and Anna Nicole Smith.
rabid1st dressed as a prickly skeleton.
rahirah dressed as a executive dead chicken waver.
ranger_girl0301 dressed as Elton John riding a penguin.
rikki_oko dressed as Chandra Levy.
senashenta dressed as something lace, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
sisabet dressed as a bottle of Excelzac.
slammerkinbabe dressed as a 1960's hippie child.
smolder dressed as a Level 13 ranger.
taramisu forgot to put on clothes!
teenes dressed as a fullback for the Patriots.
trollprincess dressed as James Buchanan.
tv_elf dressed as Optimus Prime.
vampkiss dressed as a raccoon, and it suited them all too well.
virtual_ford dressed as a advice.
zeldakitty dressed as a mummy.

Throw your own party at the Hallomeme!
Created with phpNonsense
vampslayer04: (Gold Dragon(rainydaygraphics))
"This journal has been pwned by Seto Kaiba.

Tremble reader; you're next."


Nope. Won't explain. I do blame it on [livejournal.com profile] bad_rpers_suck, however. :)
vampslayer04: (Live(lafemmedarla))
ganked from [livejournal.com profile] harmony83.

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
vampslayer04 goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as a Herald-Mage of Valdemar.
cat_mcdougall tricks you! You get a clothespin.
cleolinda tricks you! You get a clothespin.
etcetera_cat gives you 10 yellow cinnamon-flavoured jawbreakers.
getoffmyelflord tricks you! You lose 8 pieces of candy!
guardrailslayer gives you 19 teal cherry-flavoured gumdrops.
kierseth tricks you! You lose 10 pieces of candy!
powermind gives you 10 brown spearmint-flavoured gumdrops.
senashenta gives you 13 light yellow grape-flavoured nuggets.
trollprincess tricks you! You get a 3.5-inch floppy disc.
vampkiss tricks you! You get a rotten egg.
vampslayer04 ends up with 34 pieces of candy, a clothespin, a clothespin, a 3.5-inch floppy disc, and a rotten egg.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.


*giggles like mad*

oops.

Sep. 11th, 2005 12:35 am
vampslayer04: (Gold Dragon(rainydaygraphics))
I just posted to metaquotes. I think I caused a bit(Just a bit /sarcasm) of a war over there. Granted some of it was my fault, but I fixed it. I think.
vampslayer04: (Pets-not disposable(proverbial_icon))
snagged from [livejournal.com profile] ranger_girl0301.

J.E.S.S.I.C.A.: Journeying Electronic Soldier Skilled in Immediate Calculation and Assassination
vampslayer04: (Please Kiss Me(ktkid))
You Are 65% American
Most times you are proud to be an American.
Though sometimes the good ole US of A makes you cringe
Still, you know there's no place better suited to be your home.
You love your freedom and no one's going to take it away from you!

vampslayer04: (Mornings Suck(eyesthatslay))
Wow, I just realized how long it's been since I updated my lj last. Not much going on here, which is probably part of the reason. I'm leaving in less than a week to go on vacation to California and Oregon. It should be fun, especially since we'll probably get to see the WInchester Mansion, which is gonna be really creepy. We're going to San Francisco for at least four days, so that will cool too. Anyone else going on vacation this summer?
vampslayer04: (Pouty Lip(eyesthatslay))
The trailer for Serenity is available today. I've never seen Firefly, as I've always been strictly a Buffy and Angel fan, instead of a Jossfan. However, this trailer made me squeal with joy and decide that I must have those DVDs now.

That said, as a Buffy fan, it's extremely odd to hear Caleb's voice coming out of another character's mouth. I guess that's just the way the actor speaks though. *shrug* It's still going to be extremely cool.

The trailer is here:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/serenity/

I'm too lazy to do any fancy lj tags.
vampslayer04: (Lonely(eyesthatslay))
ganked from [livejournal.com profile] tv_elf:

Copy-paste the following list of Asperger's Characteristics into your LJ. Bold the ones that still apply to you fairly consistently. Italicize the ones that you had as a child or trained yourself (or mostly trained yourself) or grew out of. Leave the ones that are, "Well, kind of, sometimes, a little" in regular type. Use strikeout on the ones that just don't apply to you and haven't ever really applied to you.


First, go to the Autism-Spectrum Quotient Quiz. Log your score below (eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher).

Autism-Spectrum Quotient Quiz Score: 29

"Asperger's Syndrome Characteristics" by Roger Meyer

Below is a list of Asperger's Syndrome characteristics. Most have been extracted from medical diagnostic criteria, descriptions offered by medical and counseling professionals, articles by educators and from employment biographies of approximately a dozen independent-living, medically or self-diagnosed AS adults over the age of 25. While every adult occasionally manifests these characteristics, what distinguishes adults with AS is their consistency of appearance, their intensity, and the sheer number of them appearing simultaneously. Some characteristics do not apply to everyone, so persons consulting this list should not feel compelled to find them all. Adults with AS who wish to compose employment biographies for their own enlightenment and/or as contributions to research should weigh the significance of the ones they share, and have their compositions accurately reflect that impact.

Social Characteristics

Difficulty in accepting criticism or correction
Difficulty in offering correction or criticism without appearing harsh, pedantic or insensitive
Difficulty in perceiving and applying unwritten social rules or protocols
"Immature" manners
Failure to distinguish between private and public personal care habits: i.e., brushing, public attention to skin problems, nose picking, teeth picking, ear canal cleaning, clothing arrangement
NaƬve trust in others
Shyness
Low or no conversational participation in group meetings or conferences
Constant anxiety about performance and acceptance, despite recognition and commendation
Scrupulous honesty, often expressed in an apparently disarming or inappropriate manner or setting
Bluntness in emotional expression
"Flat affect"
Discomfort manipulating or "playing games" with others
Unmodulated reaction in being manipulated, patronized, or "handled" by others
Low to medium level of paranoia
Low to no apparent sense of humor; bizarre sense of humor (often stemming from a "private" internal thread of humor being inserted in public conversation without preparation or warming others up to the reason for the "punchline")
Difficulty with reciprocal displays of pleasantries and greetings
Problems expressing empathy or comfort to/with others: sadness, condolence, congratulations, etc.
Pouting, ruminating, fixating on bad experiences with people or events for an inordinate length of time
Difficulty with adopting a social mask to obscure real feelings, moods, reactions
Using social masks inappropriately (you are "xv" while everyone else is ????)
Abrupt and strong expression of likes and dislikes
Rigid adherence to rules and social conventions where flexibility is desirable
Apparent absence of relaxation, recreational, or "time out" activities
"Serious" all the time
Known for single-mindedness
Flash temper
Tantrums
Excessive talk
Difficulty in forming friendships and intimate relationships; difficulty in distinguishing between acquaintance and friendship
Social isolation and intense concern for privacy
Limited clothing preference; discomfort with formal attire or uniforms
Preference for bland or bare environments in living arrangements
Difficulty judging others' personal space
Limited by intensely pursued interests
Often perceived as "being in their own world"

Physical Manifestations
Strong sensory sensitivities: touch and tactile sensations, sounds, lighting and colors, odors, taste
Clumsiness
Balance difficulties
Difficulty in judging distances, height, depth
Difficulty in recognizing others' faces (prosopagnosia)
Stims (self-stimulatory behavior serving to reduce anxiety, stress, or to express pleasure)
Self-injurious or disfiguring behaviors
Nail-biting
Unusual gait, stance, posture
Gross or fine motor coordination problems
Low apparent sexual interest
Depression
Anxiety
Sleep difficulties
Verbosity
Difficulty expressing anger (excessive or "bottled up")
Flat or monotone vocal expression; limited range of inflection
Difficulty with initiating or maintaining eye contact
Elevated voice volume during periods of stress and frustration
Strong food preferences and aversions
Unusual and rigidly adhered to eating behaviors
Bad or unusual personal hygiene

Morbid (shared, dual, multiple) Diagnostic Conditions

Learning Disability
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

Hyperlexia
Depression
Anxiety
Non-verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)
Hypertension
Semantic Pragmatic Language Disorder
Tourette's Syndrome
Dysthymia


Cognitive Characteristics
Susceptibility to distraction
Difficulty in expressing emotions
Resistance to or failure to respond to talk therapy
Mental shutdown response to conflicting demands and multi-tasking
Generalized confusion during periods of stress
Low understanding of the reciprocal rules of conversation: interrupting, dominating, minimum participation, difficult in shifting topics, problem with initiating or terminating conversation, subject perseveration

Insensitivity to the non-verbal cues of others (stance, posture, facial expressions)
Perseveration best characterized by the term "bulldog tenacity"
Literal interpretation of instructions (failure to read between the lines)
Interpreting words and phrases literally (problem with colloquialisms, cliches, neologism, turns of phrase, common humorous expressions)

Preference for visually oriented instruction and training
Dependence on step-by-step learning procedures (disorientation occurs when a step is assumed, deleted, or otherwise overlooked in instruction)

Difficulty in generalizing
Preference for repetitive, often simple routines
Difficulty in understanding rules for games of social entertainment

Missing or misconstruing others' agendas, priorities, preferences
Impulsiveness
Compelling need to finish one task completely before starting another
Rigid adherence to rules and routines
Difficulty in interpreting meaning to others' activities; difficulty in drawing relationships between an activity or event and ideas
Exquisite attention to detail, principally visual, or details which can be visualized ("Thinking in Pictures") or cognitive details (often those learned by rote)
Concrete thinking
Distractibility due to focus on external or internal sensations, thoughts, and/or sensory input (appearing to be in a world of one's own or day-dreaming)

Difficulty in assessing relative importance of details (an aspect of the trees/forest problem)
Poor judgment of when a task is finished (often attributable to perfectionism or an apparent unwillingness to follow differential standards for quality)
Difficulty in imagining others' thoughts in a similar or identical event or circumstance that are different from one's own ("Theory of Mind" issues)
Difficulty with organizing and sequencing (planning and execution; successful performance of tasks in a logical, functional order)
Difficulty in assessing cause and effect relationships (behaviors and consequences)
An apparent lack of "common sense"
Relaxation techniques and developing recreational "release" interest may require formal instruction
Rage, tantrum, shutdown, self-isolating reactions appearing "out of nowhere"

Substantial hidden self-anger, anger towards others, and resentment
Difficulty in estimating time to complete tasks
Difficulty in learning self-monitoring techniques
Disinclination to produce expected results in an orthodox manner

Psychometric testing shows great deviance between verbal and performance results
Extreme reaction to changes in routine, surroundings, people
Stilted, pedantic conversational style ("The Professor")

Work Characteristics

[Many of the manifestations found in the categories above can immediately translate into work behaviors or preferences. Here are some additional ones.]
Difficulty with "teamwork"
Deliberate withholding of peak performance due to belief that one's best efforts may remain unrecognized, unrewarded, or appropriated by others
Intense pride in expertise or performance, often perceived by others as "flouting behavior"

Sarcasm, negativism, criticism
Difficulty in accepting compliments, often responding with quizzical or self-deprecatory language
Tendency to "lose it" during sensory overload, multitask demands, or when contradictory and confusing priorities have been set
Difficult in starting project

Discomfort with competition, out of scale reactions to losing
Low motivation to perform tasks of no immediate personal interest
Oversight or forgetting of tasks without formal reminders such as lists or schedules

Great concern about order and appearance of personal work area
Slow performance
Perfectionism
Difficulties with unstructured time
Reluctance to ask for help or seek comfort

Excessive questions
Low sensitivity to risks in the environment to self and/or others
Difficulty with writing and reports

Reliance on internal speech process to "talk" oneself through a task or procedure
Stress, frustration and anger reaction to interruptions
Difficulty in negotiating either in conflict situations or as a self-advocate
Very low level of assertiveness
Reluctance to accept positions of authority or supervision

Strong desire to coach or mentor newcomers
Difficulty in handling relationships with authority figures
Often viewed as vulnerable or less able to resist harassment and badgering by others
Punctual and conscientious
Avoids socializing, "hanging out," or small talk on and off the job
vampslayer04: (Mornings Suck(eyesthatslay))

Your Linguistic Profile:



70% General American English

25% Dixie

5% Yankee

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern


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