jadedmusings: (Ming Ming Sewious)
I really should start screenshotting chat more often.

While playing around on Wyrmrest Accord last night, I saw a hilarious conversation in guild chat. Now, for several days I've noticed a guild advertising in Trade chat. This guild is an RP guild for...ponies. As in My Little Pony. I've actually seen a "Fluttershai" speaking in Trade, though I couldn't tell for sure if she was part of this new RP movement or just a poorly named toon.

Anyway, since I'm in Outland with Aridhana (she's level 65 now) and I thoroughly hate Outland, I'm pushing hard to get through there, which means less time wandering to Stormwind for shenanigans. But apparently at least one member of the guild I joined there for RP purposes was in SW and encountered a male draenei who was neither male nor draenei but a female unicorn. Who was looking for Rainbow Dash. And was having actual roleplayers explaining the differences between male and female. Sex too. At least one of the people giving the explanation was a Vindicator.


I'm still giggling and still torn between feeling like I missed out on something and being glad, for once, I was hoofing it through Hellfire and Zangarmarsh.
jadedmusings: (Sherlock - Moriarty omgwtf)
Everyone, meet Harry Readshaw, a (supposed) Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (36th District). Mr. Readshaw recently co-sponsored Pennsylvania's HB1077, a bill that would require women seeking abortions to undergo endovaginal ultrasounds (something that's becoming a disturbing trend of late). One of his pro-choice constituents decided to email Mr. Readshaw and let him know in no uncertain terms that not only is he terribly misguided when it comes to women and their reproductive rights, but that he has also lost her vote.

So far this sounds pretty much what probably happens with any piece of legislation to pass through any state house, right? There's a bill or a proposed bill, voters either like it or hate it, and they then decide to let their representatives know how much they like it or hate it. Oh, but that's not enough for Mr. Readshaw. He apparently was so terribly affronted that a voter--a female voter told him women are intelligent competent people capable of making their own medical choices that he personally sent her a hand-written letter. Not only that, he pulled up her name, address, and voting record and made mention of it in the letter.

I know you're thinking, "Jade, that's some real bullshit. You can't possibly be for real." And I'll tell you I wish that it wasn't real, but it happened to Amadi of Amaditalks (a pretty awesome lady I follow on Twitter).

On Tuesday, after liveblogging my read-through of Pennsylvania’s HB1077, the bill which would force unwanted endovaginal ultrasounds on most persons seeking an abortion in the state, I sent a scathing email to my state representative, Harry Readshaw, who is a co-sponsor of the bill. To be entirely fair, I dislike my representative a great deal. He’s nominally a democrat, yet he’s entirely anti-choice, he also introduced a copy of the Arizona “papers please” anti-immigrant bill in this legislative session. I don’t know why he calls himself a democrat, but he does, and I hold him accountable.


Today, I received an oversized manilla envelope from Rep. Readshaw. Inside was a printout of HB 1077, a printout of some database’s information about me, indicating where I live, that I’m not the head of the household (why/how it knows this I do not know) and a few other things about me, like ethnicity, that no elected official should or needs to know. I’m going to have to get to the bottom of that.

As if that weren't enough in and of itself, Mr. Readshaw also discloses private medical information about his own daughter's reproductive status in a particularly heinous way of saying, "If she can't have babies, why should other women get to kill them?" (I shit you not.)

Seriously, this guy needs to be kicked out of office post-haste, like yesterday. And if you're in PA and are one of his constituents, you too can email him and tell him what a douchebag he is. Or, write to him.

Representative Harry A. Readshaw
1917 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Room 122 Irvis Office Building
House Box 202020
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2020

If you’re inclined to call or fax:

Call: 412-881-4208 or 717-783-0411
Fax: 412-886-2077 or 717-705-2007

And if anyone knows who Amadi should contact or where to report this to, please visit her Tumblr and let her know.
jadedmusings: (NCIS - Abby Unbelievable)
All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.


Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.

Grover Norquist, from his 2012 CPAC speech

In other words, "I don't care if it's that guy whose name I can't Google at work, or the dude who is too soft of a conservative for us. Just put him in the chair and let the Real Conservatives(TM) make all the decisions."

I don't know if this is horrifyingly funny or hilariously tragic. The state of politics in America is 2012 is pretty sad. I mean, when you've reached the point where one side is admitting that it's only important that they win rather than having a competent president, you aren't scraping the bottom of the barrel any longer. You've gone through the bottom and are scraping bedrock.
jadedmusings: (Ming Ming Sewious)
Either this is just a troll or a truly dedicated spammer who has decided she's tired of trying to get around the spam filters. Yes, this was a private message received on Dreamwidth.

Hi [personal profile] jadedmusings,

[personal profile] marimich sent you a message on Dreamwidth.

The message is: From: Miss Rita Benson
From: Miss Rita Benson.
Abidjan. Cote D'Ivoire West Africa

Emai; [E-mail Redacted]

Dear One,
My warmest greeting to you and Happy New year 2012.

I am Miss Rita Benson, I inheritances an important sum from my late father who died in recent crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. I wish to request for your assistance in investing this sum in lucrative venture or manufacturing and real estate management in your country. I have Six million, Five hundred thousand United State Dollars. USD($6,500,000) to invest in this transaction and I will require your assistance in receiving the fund in your account in your country. I will gladly give you resonable percent from the total sum for your assistance.

I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:
1. Can you honestly help me from your heart?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?

Please, consider this and get back to me as soon as possible, always reply me through my private e-mail for more details :

[E-mail Redacted]

([E-mail Redacted] )

Awaiting your immediate response and may God bless you.

With love,
Miss Rita Benson.

I didn't erase the name because it's right there in her profile, and apparently she's looking for someone to date (attention single men, this lady doesn't need a sugar daddy).

ETA: And between getting the message and posting this entry, the account was suspended.
jadedmusings: (Sherlock - Yes that's porn)
So Jade, what did you get up to before going to bed tonight?

I'm glad you asked, Voice-In-My-Head. I'll share my adventures via my log from IRC.

[00:38] <JadeNSC> ....so apparently I can watch lot of videos of cats mating on You Tube. What. the. FUCK.
[00:39] <Mokura> hahahah what
[00:39] <JadeNSC> I just...WHY DO YOU WANT TO SHARE THIS?
[00:39] <Mokura> it's youtube
[00:39] <@Sideiron> people love cats.
[00:39] <@Sideiron> people love fucking.
[00:39] <@Sideiron> therefore....
[00:39] <JadeNSC> I was watching a fail blog video and clicked on a link of a cat witha silly meow and in the sidebar there was...oh god...
[00:39] <Mokura> goddammit so much sam, I nearly choked
[00:40] <JadeNSC> I don't think that many people enjoy fucking cats.
[00:40] <@Sideiron> bwahaha
[00:40] * Quits: Howell (Dax@cpe-67-10-117-173.gt.res.rr.com) (Read error: Connection reset by peer)
[00:42] <JadeNSC> "I always video my animals when breeding them, for evidence (date and all included)...but I never put on Youtube ofc, it's just in case anyone would start raising the question wether or not you mated the wrong animals (say a stray cat found on the street) with your purebred and cheating the buyers. It's even more common in dog breeding, and sad also since people DO cheat with the parent animals sometimes...for profit, ofc."
[00:42] <JadeNSC> The More You Know (TM)
[00:42] <JadeNSC> ...yeah, I hate myself.
[00:42] <JadeNSC> A LOT.
[00:43] <Mokura> hahahahah
[00:43] <Mokura> god bless the internets
[00:46] <JadeNSC> Now all I need to do is look up Bonobos and my night is complete.

Seriously, there are so many videos of cats mating. Big cats, little cats, gay cats (no, really), cats and dogs... And the sick thing is, I know some of those videos aren't up there because the people are breeders and wanted to show proof. *shudder*
jadedmusings: (Sherlock - Yes that's porn)
WARNING: The following is NSFW or child friendly. Please do not watch if you are in a place where your employer can see you/your child can be traumatized by an arm turning into a phallic tentacle and sucking the life out of a woman through her vagina.

No, this isn't a product of Japan. The animators are French (or at least have French names). And in spite of how, ah, disturbing and graphic it is, there's no nudity at least, just nothing is really left up to the imagination.

[11:32] <Doman> allegory for the loss of innocence that comes with teenage promiscuity
[11:32] <Doman> it's all a heavyhanded message encouraging abstinence
[11:34] <JadeNSC> lol yeah.
[11:34] <JadeNSC> Like every 1980s horror movie *ever.*
[11:35] <JadeNSC> There's a reason Scream said, "Don't have sex, do drugs, or drink alcohol." Best example is in the original Friday the 13th when Kevin Bacon gets skewered from beneath his bunk after banging one chick.

The music, at least, is pretty neat.
jadedmusings: (NCIS - Gibbs Headslap)
Okay, so I was noticing no one was signing up for the Tavern Night I posted to the Guild calendar. Then, I logged in on Kryses the other day and didn't see it when I opened the calendar, but I only looked for a second and thought I'd look again. Trouble was, when I thought to look again, I was on Folami and didn't think that I was seeing it on her because that's who I created the event with. In all the chaos of the computer and life, I forgot to check on other Steadfast alts.

So I log on tonight and see that Solivar had posted an event, apparently also not seeing mine. Here's how it looked while I was logged in with Folami:

And here's proof that I'd created the event (several days ago), though apparently I'd messed up and made it only viewable by me? I have no earthly idea what I did or didn't do. Either way, glad Solivar caught it.


WTF, me/WoW?
jadedmusings: (Supernatural - Sam & Dean WTF)
So, uh, a few minutes ago Sam asked me if I felt the house shaking or vibrating. I didn't, but I did notice the reflection of some water from the sink was shimmering on the ceiling and when I sat on the couch I felt it vibrating a little. Then, a friend who's at work near Philadelphia, PA, said they've just felt an earthquake. Turns out, there's been an earthquake in Virginia, which we're not *that* far away from in the grand scheme of things.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County.


Reports are coming in that an earthquake just hit Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Cleveland. The U.S. Geological Survey said an erathquake [sic] of a 5.8 magnitude hit Virginia We’ll have more soon.

Crap, I have to get going to pick the kiddo up. Wonder if they felt it too?
jadedmusings: (Supernatural - Dean iz confused)
Oxford Comma Dropped By University of Oxford


The University of Oxford Writing and Style Guide has decided that writers should, “as a general rule,” avoid using the Oxford comma.

Well, as an aspiring writer (I can hear you giggling) I say to the Oxford comma that I'm never going to give you up, I'm never going to let you down, and I'll never run around and desert you. Or, as I said on Twitter:

You can have my Oxford comma when you pry it from my cold, dead, and stiff fingers!
jadedmusings: (Sherlock - Moriarty omgwtf)
So I'm desperate enough to be checking out Craigslist for possible interesting job listings (there's been a couple that look good, only problem is they're an hour-or-more drive's away). I clicked on one titled "Medical Office Assistant/Front Desk Clerk," and at first glance it looks like an ordinary job listing, but then...well, just look:

Medical Office Assistant/ Front Desk Clerk Needed!!!

we are in search of enthusiastic, eager candidates that are committed to making the process for our clients pursing the industry streamlined and professional!!!

Responsibilities Include:

- Operating a high volume multi-line phone
- Greeting incoming clients
- Performing administrative duties
- Running daily and weekly excel reports

Experienced counter person willing to learn butcher trade. Position available immediately. Must be personable and friendly [Emphasis mine]

*backs away slowly...*
jadedmusings: (Supernatural - Dean Oh My Gravy)
[personal profile] cleolinda has a link to the Breaking Dawn (Part 1) movie trailer as well as a link to a picture showing the happy couples of Twilight, which if you know the thing about imprinting, is all kinds of fucked up.

Anywho, you must watch the trailer for the one-second scene of Edward breaking the headboard. No, really, they put it in there. I'm dying over this, really I am. No word yet if there's pillow biting and feathers everywhere. Also, dramatic music for wedding invitations being sent out, and shirtless!Jacob within the first five seconds of the trailer.

I've never seen any of the movies and only read the first book (which I still regret), but you guys, this trailer is hilarious. I've been laughing my ass off.
jadedmusings: (ATLA - Aang c'mon!)
Very late last night/early this morning, I checked out [livejournal.com profile] wow_ladies and I swear I saw a post advertising an rp event on some server that started with this whole spiel about how they'd first called it a slave auction and then changed it to date? There was even a link to the WoW forums on battle.net (which I can go through my history to find).

Anyway, the post is no longer on [livejournal.com profile] wow_ladies that I can see. I was going to go back to it for pretty obvious reasons, and those reasons being the post was utter bullshit that basically amounted to, "Woe is me, I hath suffered at the hands of the PC crowd!" There were only five comments on the LJ entry, but they were all positive as far as I could see.

Pardon me, I'm still in a fog and feel like shit. I'll be able to rest some more before tonight's rp stuff in my guild, so I should still be able to make it.

Edit: Aha, the link to the forum post! As for the wow_ladies's post, it was called "Down With Hooves" and has apparently been deleted, or so Frank the Goat tells me. Now I'm curious as to what went down.
jadedmusings: (NCIS - Tim Doubts Your Sincerity)
Last November, over on the Feathermoon Realm, Everbloom decided grinding to level 85 was just way too easy and had the idea of earning XP solely from gathering Professions.

And zie did it.

Playing on the US RP server Feathermoon, this player achieved what most thought impossible (while still maintaining one’s sanity): grinding through 85 grueling levels via gathering Professions alone. Think it’s all a hoax? The proof is in the profile pudding—Everbloom’s character profile plainly shows that he/she/it has reached the level cap without killing a single enemy. But what’s this? One completed quest?! Not exactly—this was an unfortunate misstep, where a quest was completed simply by opening a letter from an NPC (which Blizzard couldn’t redact). Nonetheless, this is an imposing achievement, especially considering that the character was created around last November.

I'm sitting here trying to fathom the sheer tedium of sneaking around, avoiding enemies, and running away from fights with my only reward being the paltry XP offered to me by my little flower gathering. Doing all that and reaching level 85 in only about five months? Are you kidding me?

On the other hand, I suppose if any race and class were going to be a flower loving pacifistic hippie, it'd be a Night Elf druid.

I will never be this awesome at WoW. Never.

ETA: It would help if I included a link to the quoted article. Yeah, so, it was there all this time. >.>
jadedmusings: (Ming Ming Sewious)
Y'all, I have tears in my eyes I've been laughing so hard. Best mashup ever?

Also: Screw insomnia. Urgh.
jadedmusings: (NCIS - Abby Unbelievable)
I think either I had a ghostly visitor last night or Jack can jump rather high.

I was sleeping peacefully, having fallen asleep pretty early last night. Suddenly, the overhead light popped on and the strings you pull down to turn the light and/or fan off and on were swinging wildly and clanging together noisly. Jack was at the foot of my bed looking up at the light, and I heard Sasha scratching at the door wanting to be let back in (she'd asked to go out before I fell asleep; this was about three hours later).

Now, my bed is pretty high up all things considered, and I'd guess there's about two-and-a-half-foot gap between the mattress and the strings. Why Jack would leap for them, I have no clue. Maybe he heard Sasha scratching at the door and I wasn't waking up fast enough to his liking to let her in. Or maybe he was trying to play around.

Or maybe it wasn't him. All I know is that I did turn off that light and that the strings didn't swing themselves like that after the light being turned on, something caused it. This house is very quiet at night, so the noise is something I remember clearly after I woke up.
jadedmusings: (Rosencrantz Die)
Oh, Chrome, you so silly. Suggesting I do a google search to find google search. No, really. I have proof.

BIG image under the cut, sorry! )
jadedmusings: (Default)
Disclaimer: I am well aware that brainwashing and mind control are kinks for many, many people. However, this was posted in a community that's for discussion of roleplay games, settings, and styles. It is NOT a community for players seeking other players, and it is certainly not a community for erotic roleplay. Also, note how he's really just looking for a robot who follows commands and not really a roleplay partner. And looking at his journal, I'm calling troll too.

Possible trigger warnings.

Attention denizens of [livejournal.com profile] roleplayers. [livejournal.com profile] phariswheel is a creepy McCreeperson looking for role-play! (Notice how you can't even leave a comment on this post.)

Seeking a partner for the following line on AIM
AIM: Dubangoelite IM me directly on AIM.
I would play the male.

All right, but this is [livejournal.com profile] roleplayers which isn't a community for seeking rp partners. From the profile:
Tell us what you like, what you don't like, and what game you compulsively play. Tell us anything roleplaying related. Complain about crappy games and crappy players, tell us about good games and what makes a good player. Give us a review of a system your playing. There is so much to be shared, please come and share with us. I just ask that you don't advertise, post quiz results, or post non-RPG things on this community.

Still, at this point I figure it could be good for a laugh.

Lots more under here. )
jadedmusings: (Default)
A Harvard Psychiatrist Explains Zombie Neurobiology

Some people have too much time on their hands and get paid for it!

Hat-tip [livejournal.com profile] demonicgerbil.
jadedmusings: (Default)
Dear Hollywood,

What the fuck is wrong with you?

You're remaking awesome movies from the 80s and early 90s, and not only that, you're turning Adventures in Babysitting into a miniature dudebro movie? Seriously? Was there a sudden shortage of bumbling male comedic roles I was unaware of? Was Nicolas Cage being cast in Mickey Mouse's role for The Sorcerer's Apprentice not enough of a clue that it's time to stop sniffing the glue? Sure, Nicolas has become a bit... eccentric in recent years, but you're turning perhaps the most famous short from Fantasia into a live-action feature-length film. Something here doesn't seem like it's going to work as intended.

Of course, this isn't enough. No, now the writer/director for the new Fraggle Rock movie is reporting that the first draft of his script wasn't "edgy" enough for you.

The Fraggles. Not edgy enough. Jim Henson Muppets. Edgy.

Need I remind you that Fraggle Rock was a children's show full of dancing, singing, and comedy? Apparently, I do, and you completely ignore that there were some "dark" moments in the series itself (come on, there were creatures who wanted to eat the fraggles). What do you need to alter or improve upon there?

Oh, but I'm not done. I can't let this go without mentioning the new Smurfs movie. The premise is that the smurfs come into the real/our world. I hope I'm wrong about that because one of the things that made the Smurfs so great was that it was a medieval-style fantasy world full of magic and bald villains who wanted to turn smurfs into gold...or eat them, I can never remember.

I swear I've been watching this slow-motion train wreck for the past few years and each new movie is a car adding to the pile. Being green doesn't mean recycling twenty-plus-year-old scripts.

Please, just stop already.

No love,

jadedmusings: (Default)
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...wat? Seriously, is there, like, any sort of quality control for these questions?

And what the hell kind of arsonist sets fire to a place and can't get away?


jadedmusings: (Default)
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