I have sad resting face; I look perpetually sad all of the time. I am so sick of people telling me to cheer up. I’m perfectly happy!
Response to When This Little Boy Found Out He Was Getting Yet Another Sister He Had A Total Meltdown:
I can understand this kid’s frustration because he will continue to be the odd man out, so to speak. I lived with four male roommates for two years and felt extremely isolated and alone. I can understand this kid’s frustration and can’t fault him on feeling this way.
However, I do not think that this should have been videotaped and put up on the internet. The video is three minutes of this kid shrieking and screaming because he doesn’t want another sister. It’s a three-minute tantrum that isn’t entertaining or amusing to watch and will, no doubt, be somewhat embarrassing to this kid in the future.
I also think the father’s comment, “You had the same reaction I did, bud,” was inappropriate. He’s trying to tell a joke, but kids this young take everything very literally. When I was this kid’s age, I thought that the TV set needed to recharge itself because my parents would say, “OK, let’s give TV a rest” before turning it off. This kid - and his sisters - probably think that their father is doesn’t want anymore female children and that he’s sick and tired of the daughters he already has.
There’s also the chance that the as-of-yet unborn female child will see this video and will be hurt by it. If she sees it as an adult, she could find it funny or laugh it off, but she’ll probably see it as a child and will think that her brother hates her and that her father doesn’t love or want her.
Overall, putting it online was in poor taste.
“Her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity.” <— imagine if someone had said this to Joan of Arc (who was later canonized).
Don’t the people running this school have better things to worry about than one little girl?
I’ve encountered the “cutiepie” comments in my comic book club.
Every time a male has ever introduced me to someone, he has pointed out that I am short and adorable and that one wouldn’t expect someone so cute to write horror stories.
I didn’t mind it all that much at first, but it’s been going on for nearly five years and I’m getting real sick of it.
I was once told this at a comic book convention:
“Listen, comics are for guys. It’s a guy thing. It’s a guy fantasy. Guys like looking at pretty women in skimpy costumes. If you don’t like that, then too bad. You have to deal with it.”
All because I said I thought Frank Miller’s “Sin City” was overrated.
First of all, you don’t leave a baby unsupervised with any animal, domestic or otherwise (cat, dog, koala, goldfish, etc). It’s just common sense.
Second of all, you don’t hit any domestic animal/pet (cat, dog, goldfish, etc). Again, it’s common sense.
If the cat scratches the baby, you spritz it with water or tap it on the nose (I do this when my cat goes for the couch). “Spanking” the cat? That’s just inappropriate and wrong. It’s an animal that doesn’t know any better and that needs to be taught how to interact correctly with a baby. The baby probably pulled the cat’s fur or unintentionally hurt it in someway; like the cat, the baby doesn’t know any better and needs to be taught how to correctly interact with the cat.
Honestly, the cat should be taken away and given to a person that will take better care of it. Doesn’t hitting an animal count as animal abuse?
Response to 21 Ways You Do Not Want To Be Proposed To:
Hey, I was proposed to in a crowded restaurant and it was awesome!
We need feminism because I’d like to put my full name on my graphic novel, not my initials.
Response to 19 Things Women Writers Are Sick Of Hearing:
I write horror. I always get the “why don’t you write something nice?” question, and it pisses me off. Nobody ever tells Stephen King to “write something nice.”
Response to 19 Problems Only Book Nerds Understand:
I would’ve liked this list a lot better if it wasn’t solely about the Harry Potter fandom (although all of these points can be made about any book or series of books).
The one thing missing:
Dressing up as your favorite character for Halloween and having to explain to everyone what you are because you aren’t dressed as Harry Potter or Katniss Everdeen.
Response to This Illustrated Alphabet Is Every Geek’s Dream:
As a nerdy horror fan, I am thrilled that Edward Scissorhands, Jason Vorhees, and Nosferatu were included!
(I know “Edward Scissorhands” isn’t technically a horror film, but it has horror elements to it; it’s still one of my favorite films).
Response to 12 TV Heroines Who Should Be Your Role Model:
How are Agent Scully, Leslie Knope, and Daria not on this list?
Response to 30 Great Music Moments In Movies:
What about “Ride of the Valkyries” in “Apocalypse Now”?
Response to 10 Still-Hilarious Inside Jokes From “The Soup”:
STAY OUT OF IT, NICK LACHEY!
Response to 20 Superheroes With Useless Powers:
Both Dazzler and Jubilee can shoot concussive blasts of light from their hands. This pretty much translates to “powerful and dangerous hand lasers.”
Cypher’s powers may not be useful when fighting crime, but he could easily land a high-paying job at the UN with them.
And despite all her goofiness, Squirrel Girl has beaten the crap out of the likes of Dr. Doom.
Response to The Most Annoying Things Your Housemates Do:
I live with an alcoholic who got sh!tfaced and made a racist remark in front of my mixed-race friend.
Don’t forget Sheriff Bannerman. He’s the one who calls Johnny to solve the string of murders in “The Dead Zone,” and he appears at the very end of “Cujo.”
There’s also Frank Dodd, the serial killer from “The Dead Zone,” who is referenced throughout “Cujo.” It’s strongly implied that, in addition to being rabid, Cujo is somehow being possessed by the ghost of Frank Dodd.
The Low Men appear in at the end of “UR” - they even say “All things serve the Tower.”
I’m pretty sure that the aliens responsible for the events of “Under the Dome” are briefly glimpsed by the protagonist of “N.” They’re both described as being “leatherheads” and appear to be nearly identical.
“The Gingerbread Girl” takes place on Duma Key, either long before the events of the book “Duma Key” or long after; it’s kind of ambiguous time-wise, but both definitely take place on that same lonely stretch of beach.
And Pennywise is briefly mentioned in Joe Hill’s “NOS4AU.”
I’d add “The Girl Next Door” to this list, solely because it’s based on a true story (the murder of Sylvia Likens).
SomethingAwful.com did a really good one as well:
Response to Amanda Palmer Writes “A Poem For Dzhokhar”:
A Haiku for Amanda Palmer You want attention
So you wrote a tasteless poem
You’re a bad person
There’s a typo on Rapunzel’s. The ellipses should have three periods, not two.