Saturday, June 23, 2018

Most of my Formspring friends were jerks?

From 2010-2013, I frequented a website called Formspring. Formspring.me (Later known as Spring.me, which sounds like a porn name), was an ask and answer site. People would make profiles, and users could ask other people questions, and the user would answer if they wanted to. Users could also ask questions anonymously, I don't remember if non-users could do that as well, or if it was strictly people who had accounts. Formspring later died in 2014/2015, and joined up with a dating site called "Twoo", which my spam program always tells me is a harmful site. Ironically enough, Formsprings competitor, Ask.fm (Which I didn't really like, or use), is still around.
I had found out about Formspring, from Yahoo Answers. I found someone interesting on there, and saw they had a Formspring. We ended up becoming friends, and I was introduced to a few of his friends as well!
Unfortunately, my friend, Hyeungi, vanished off the Formspring. I never found out if he just moved on, or of something bad had happened to him.
I met many interesting people on there, however, many of them turned out to be jerks, and I stopped talking to them. What's upsetting about most of them, is I was rather close to a few of them.

It's rather silly to talk about stuff like this, but I think it's the experience, and the story time, that can be entertaining, possibly.

1. Arx One of our mutuals, Arx, was always so rude, so I ended up cutting ties with her. Since she thought an image I posted was unacceptable, even if I was gay. Like what.. it's an innocent picture of two girls with a birthday cake, maybe it's YOU whos mind is in the gutter? Post

2. Mystique I think my friend, Mystique, was the hardest one. we were really good friends, and I always got so excited talking to her. But she started getting rude and homophobic. See the Mystique Series.
Two years ago, she messaged me on Tumblr to see how I was doing. I responded, but she hasn't gotten back, I don't think she uses Tumblr often. lol I wouldn't mind if she tried being friends again, that was already  years ago, many things have changed.

3. Ash? I don't remember her name, but it was something like Ash. I thought she was cool, but she wasn't very responsive. I'd ask her questions, and like her posts, but she wouldn't do the same. I even made a comment about how she doesn't seem to be my friend, and she liked it, but said nothing, so I just didn't bother anymore.. no need to be friends with someone who doesn't care.

4. Spencer - Spencer had deleted his account, but I found an old post by him, that I hadn't seen, where he told me he thought I was annoying. I was surprised, I wouldn't have talked to him at all if he thought I was annoying, I would have said bye bitch! Shame he deleted his account before I saw it, I would have slapped a ho! He was rather bitchy in general, I could have said that to him!

5. Logan. We were really good friends, we talked about everything, and he was really funny too. But once Formspring was over, we didn't really talk much anymore. But I felt a distance between us on facebook. He eventually unfriended me, which I thought was rude since we were so close at one point! In this case, it's not rude, it's just upsetting that someone you were close to, just kind of vanishes.

6. "Owen" Was a seemingly cool dude on formspring, but he was actually a slab of homophobic garbage on Facebook,. Who thought being gay was a choice. When I explained to him, that it wasn't, he continued to tell me it was.. then posted a link to a Christian website, that literally came up with opinions as to why being gay wasn't genetic. It was not research, just opinions. So I blocked him faster than a prostitute comes on a Saturday night. Blog post
I saved what he wrote, maybe I'll make that a blog post!

7. We'll call her H. I thought I got along well with H. I did notice that she'd unfriend people on Facebook, that were from Formspring. I was glad that I hadn't gotten deleted! That was, until much later. H didn't like that I didn't really like the word "Gay", I prefer to use other words. She also made a comment asking if I had a problem with the term partner, to refer to a gay couple. I said I don't like it, I find the term partner, to be demeaning, like gay people aren't good enough to straight people, or something of the sort. (These questions and answers can be for a different post). She'd get mad at me if I was hating on straight people, but she also thinks it's okay for black people to be racist towards white people... (Oh, the irony!) [Also, hate cannot be fought with more hate!]
One day I just noticed she unfriended me, but hadn't unfriended my other account on facebook, so I did the favor for her! I'm rather glad I'm not friends with her, I don't want to be friends with a hypocrite.

8. Next up is D. D and I didn't always see eye to eye, but he was still pretty chill. (I'm pretty sure he was a very slight homophobe)
For the most part he was fine, until a few months ago. I posted a seemingly innocent post on Facebook, about the goddess herself, Daisy, from the Super Mario franchise. I said she should have a game of her own! A few of my friends liked my posts, and commented. However this one.. was acting like I killed his family, and burnt down his village. He gave an angry react, and then proceeded to be hella rude about Daisy, and talking about how she's a terrible character. I don't care if you don't like a character, but like don't shit on other people's likes.. I'm also an intellectual, if you don't like something I love, like lets have an intelligent discussion as to why you don't like something.
Which he didn't, he just said how much he hates her.. and even when I said "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it", he pretty much just said he can do what he wants.. which is super rude. So I deleted all of the pictures he tagged me in, from 2012 (There were a lot of anime pics he put me in..) Then I unfriended him. Like he honestly acted like I just blew up the world, just because I liked a character, and he didn't.. like it was weird, and immature.

9. L was always cool, he's also good friends with D. After Formspring was gone, and we were on Facebook.. everything was fine.. But the last few years, he'd only post on political posts I made. Which is fine, it was always an opposing viewpoint, and I welcome other sides of the story.. but what I found weird, was as follows.

• He lives in Europe, and he's talking about America? I just find that strange.
• He would only comment on my political posts, to the point where it was getting annoying..

Like why be my friend if you're just going to comment on the one political thing I post on Facebook a month?
I unfriended D and L at the same time, they're weird, rude, and annoying.

So that's how most/ half of my formspring friendships ended. I still have a few on Facebook, and the rest are cool.

Funny enough, I became close friends with someone named Van on Formspring, when it was dying. Now we're really close, and he's one of my online besties now.  I was telling him recently, that's he's one of the few good people from Formspring. lol

Saturday, June 16, 2018

I've almost been sued on the internet TWICE!?

At the ripe age of 28, I can honestly say I've almost been sued twice online, so far...

The first offense -

I was 17, and I was really into message boards at the time. I was kind of friends with someone, who also had their own forum as well. I thought we got along great, we never had any issue with each other.
Then one day, I put an advertisement for their message board on mine. I was contacted the next day by them, and told to take their advertisement down. I asked them why, they didn't tell me, they just said to take it down. I asked why again, they didn't answer me, and this went on a few times. If they had just told me why, I would have taken it down right away, just let me know what's going on. So, because I didn't take it down, as I wanted to know why first... They banned me on their website! So I took it down, and then they told me that I didn't have the rights to advertise their website on mine. I thought this was outrageous, who doesn't like free advertising?
Well, because I was 17, and very petty. I went on dead message boards, and complained about them. Turns out, they also went on these very dead boards, and found out I was complaining about why they'd ban me on their site for free advertising. This is when they decided that if I didn't delete all the posts about me complaining about them, that they would take legal action against me. This was a middle aged person, ready to sue a teenager (With no money), because they were upset over my petty posts (on very dead websites).
I took the posts down, and I banned them from my site, and never talked to them again.
Did I go too far by complaining on random sites that were long gone? Yes, I shouldn't have done that in the first place. But I feel that they took it way out of proportion as well. Like why not just explain to me, why you don't want me to advertise your site on mine? Why is it so hard to explain something to me, so I can understand better? I've told this story to many people, and they all thought it was weird that this person didn't want me to advertise their site, on mine.

What's in the past, is in the past, and I've since let go. However, anytime I see someone with a similar username, I get freaked out that it's them. lol

The second offense - 

The second time this happened, was, in my opinion, much more reasonable. In fact, I hadn't realized that what I did, was not something you do (Since it's something everyone does)

I had a blog, where I just posted images of people. (Which is now privated, because I don't use it anymore, but I also didn't want to waste time deleting a million posts, in case the event happened again.)
I was using this blog for maybe 2-3 years, after those years.. I just got tired of posting pictures. It was a phase to me.
So a year or two later, I got a message asking me to remove one of the pictures. They said I would have to pay them, if they wanted me to use the image, or they could even sue, or whatever.
I was emailed on an inactive email, so they sent the message one day, and I didn't read it until like 3 months later, when I conveniently used the email.
I messaged them back, telling them I removed the image, sorry for the wait etc..
They said thank you, and that was the end of that.

It wasn't until then, that I realized that, you really need permission to use images first. I had thought, it was okay to use an image, as long as you're not making money from it, but that's not the case. You can get into trouble for using anyone's image, even if you don't make money off of it.
I'm just glad that this person was understanding, and didn't get mad that I hadn't messaged them for three months.
Since then, I'm careful with what I post on here! I try not to use images that aren't mine anymore (Except for anime and video game things)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Something fishy is going on here!

Lets us time travel, dear children. Let us take a blast to the past, to 2012. 

Once upon a time, there was a boy with ravishing beauty, he was looking for a job, and applied for a cool company that had fish in the title. He got an interview on Feb 1st 2012, after the interview, he never heard back. He emailed them the next week saying that he was interested in the position and wondering if there was a result. A week later, still no answer and so he emailed them again with a new resume.

After all the boy's hard work, they finally sent this to him.

"Hoebags"

"I am so sorry that no one got back to you about the interview. That was a mis-communication on our part. However, I regret to inform you that we have to deny your application to our internships. We are looking for the right interns for our programs, and we feel that your talents would be better served with another company. Best of luck to you and if we need an intern of your caliber in the future, we will be sure to contact you. Thank you for your interest in Xcompany."


The boy was petty, so he unliked their page on facebook, and made a Craigslist ad about it.
He felt there was a good reason to complain about the company, as they posted a job ad every other day for a WHOLE YEAR!

The following is the post.

Hello, there. This is a little one two about the posting "Graphic Design and Web Designer Internship by X company."

Let me tell you, I've seen their ad for XCompany for at least 3 months. They keep re-posting their ad almost every other day! Something's fishy about this ad, no one should take the bait. Why must you post it all of the time? There is no need for that at all, what are you guys doing? Trying to lure in the big fish? I think not. I know for a fact that you guys have had plenty of talented people come in for interviews, you can't keep swimming upstream. Just choose someone already! If you can't find the right fish in the sea, then explain exactly who it is you want! This is a bad economy, and you guys are lucky to get at least one person interested in an internship. What are you doing? Trying to get a home-run? Just choose someone that's nice and knows what they're doing! If you keep posting your ads, you just look like a clownfish and that's not very good for a company, it just shows everyone that you can't make decisions for yourself, it also says that maybe it's not a good idea to even apply.
What you guys are doing is just like asking someone if they want ice cream, and when they say yes, instead you start eating it right in front of them!

If you ask me Xcompany should be called BLOW-FISH; because I think they are trying to get things by the people who answer this ad! (Like get people's information and stuff)

Xcompany, I have two words of advice for you.. number one is choose someone and don't continue with this crazy charade of asking hundreds of people; stop baiting everyone. Just choose someone already so everyone else who is looking for a job that will actually accept them, can get a job they will actually get. Having your ad posted a million times just makes them go for your ad instead of an actual employer who will value them, they'll just end up getting knocked to the curb and then their other opportunity will be out the window like a fish with wings. Number 2 is, don't bat yourself in the eye! :O

LOVE- Someone who really needs a job!


EDIT: They've been posting their ads since January 2012, it's already SEPTEMBER 2012 and they are still posting ads!!!

EDIT 2: It's Almost Januray 2013 and they still post.



For reviews

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I went on a job interview with this company in 2012, the interview went great, and the place is actually pretty cool, however I have to say that the company is a bit fishy for the following reasons..
The main thing is, this company SPAMMED their ads all over craigslist for an entire year, from January 2012-January 2013. They would post an ad every other day, and there was no reason for this whatsoever. That is way too many ads and they should have found someone from just one ad, you do not need to post millions for a year.
It's obvious to me now, that they were just trying to collect people's information. So, I would say watch out for this company, who knows that they will do with your info.
Also, for anyone applying for a job. They are the kind of company that leaves you hanging, it wasn't until I emailed them that they told me they were looking for someone else and that I belong in another company.. which they literally said "your talents would be better served with another company".

The young, devastatingly beautiful boy was me. This was my story! I hope you liked it, it was really fun to make all of those puns back in the day!

Since the company has "fish" in the name, I wanted to make as many puns as possible.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

How to make a password!

Hello there! In this tutorial, I'll tell you how to make a password!

I hope to change lives with this top secret trick, this trick will revolutionize the industry! It'll stop hunger, your creepy neighbor, and save the world! It will be the salvation everyone needs! ;P

In order to make a password, you need three things. You, a computer, and INTERNET access. It's also important to have hands as well, if you don't have hands, use your tongue, it's a good workout!

Le Password

I think that beginners need an easy password... it should be related to you somehow...

Like, it could be your birthday "1/01/1"

Or your name "Pie"

If you're going to use a name, put some numbers and or symbols in there! "Pie111"

It's always good to include symbols, numbers and capital letters.

But, you should only do this for a short time... I find it's easier to gradually upgrade your password....

What was once "Pie111", can be PieFace*111.... eventually, you should change some parts of your password and then add new things to it....

"FaceApple111*"

I find it's good to use words or names, but spell them differently...this way if someone thinks they know your password, they may be surprised it's wrong if they try to knock into it!

"FayseAhppuhl*111"

Eventually, you want to keep taking things away and adding new things...

"Ahppuhl&768"

It's also good to re-arrange letters and numbers... as well as capitalize certain letters...

"aHp8p7uHl6&"

I think it's good to change and rearrange passwords every year.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Things people usually don't know about me!

Now that I have a 9-5 job again, I want to get into the habit of posting on Thursdays! Since an old website company I used to store personal data, is getting shut down, I have lot's of things I can post! So lets start this up! Feel free to share things people usually don't know about YOU, in the comments!

Let's start!

1. Most people don't know, that I'm gay! I am not a flamboyant person, nor am I masculine for that matter.  I'd say, I'm a bit of both! However, people usually assume I'm straight, I think it's because I don't wear flashy clothes act effeminate, and it just makes people think that I am automatically straight. It can be annoying, because what has happened is that people would be like "You'll learn about that later in life with the girlies" or "I use facebook to check out women *taps me on the shoulder*". Or what about the time someone tried to hook me up with a female with big breasts (That's putting it lightly), I just said I wasn't interested. (Later on this person asked if I'd rather screw Alex (Girl), or Caela. I said Steve, and he never tried to hook me up with a girl again! Ironically enough, this particular guy was rather cute and flirty with me, and even admitted it once!

I am just not an open person. So I don't go around telling people my sexuality, not to mention I don't like rude people, so I don't want to deal with the homophobes (I keep them out of the loop).

2. I'm really lazy at home, but most people would never think that because at work and school I'm very into the task at hand.

3. My room is very messy, even though I am a clean freak, it's ironic, really.

4. People usually think that they freak me out, or scare me, when they say, or do weird things. But I'm a rather passive person, most things won't bother me.

5. I have yet to be romantically involved with anyone, even though I am now 28 ( I wrote this when I was 25 it seems). I was a late bloomer, when everyone was getting girlfriends and boyfriends, I was too busy playing video games. I didn't have sexual attractions until I was a bit older (19).
Now I feel like I won't even have time for a man, due to work.

6. People think that I always look sad or confused, when in actuality I'm just a very happy go lucky person. Although, I do get confused a whole lot, but I think it's due to needing a moment to process what's going on. But usually, It's just my face. I'm just emotionless...and happy go lucky at the same time.. doesn't make much sense, but yeah..

7. I have really good memory when it comes to certain things, I can remember things people wouldn't remember. Like one time I told someone I had good memory, and they said they would say a phone number and when she were to come back from her break, for me to repeat it.
However, I didn't catch the whole number. When she came back, she didn't ask me about it, so it means she forgot; but I remembered. Since I didn't hear the whole number, I didn't say anything...
I've noticed I tend to remember weird things. I'll remember what your cousins, mothers, aunt's, uncle did last year. But I'll forget what I was just doing two seconds ago. I catch people saying an event I was present for, and then mixing it up. I'll think to myself, that's not what happened!

8. People in the real world, are usually shocked when they see how open I am on facebook or in emails, and messages.
For some reason, I am much more open on the internet, where as in real life I am very shy, reserved and introverted.

9. As pro gay as I am, I once strongly disliked gay people. But it was clearly my internalized homophobia... however, I had no reason to be a homophobe, since I didn't know anyone that had a problem with it! It could also be that the only gay person I knew, was someone I could not relate with, and just didn't think I couldn't be gay, because I wasn't like that guy.

10. Most people that know I am attracted to men, have no idea that I prefer older guys. At this point, I've realized so much about myself. I like bald, muscles, uniforms, brunettes, salt & pepper hair.... I've even fallen for someone 8 years younger, and 2 years younger than me at this point. I just can't date someone who's really hairy, or a skeleton.

11. I've actually been threatened to be sued online twice, once in 2007 for linking a website on mine without permission, and another time in 2012 for posting a picture on my old blog.

12. Everyone loves me and finds me to be a cool person, but that doesn't stop me from not really having any friends, or little contact...most people don't go out out of their way to say "Let's hang out", or anything like that. It has changed over the years, but it still pretty similar.

13. I am very bad at social interaction, and I'm very socially awkward. This is probably why it's hard for me to get a job!

14. Some of my best friends are people I have never met that I've known online for a few years.

15. I have a thing for one of my neighbors, who's a dad.

16. I'm allergic to Sulfur, so even though I don't like alcohol, I did want to try wine.. but I can't since wine actually has sulfur, and I don't know what would happen to me if I tried it. "The more you know"

17. I'd leave Earth in a heartbeat if I could go to another world where magic exists and I could fight monsters and travel exotic lands with unbelievable sights (Shooting fireballs out of my hand, teleportation, flying islands, talking animals.. you name it.)

18. I 100% believe in reincarnation and I do believe I have lived before, there are images I have seen in my head, that I cannot explain that do not originate from my imagination or dreams. There are certain feelings and thoughts I get that are not mine... I get flashbacks of places I've never been to before. Eventually I want to go on a spiritual journey to find out more about my past lives. I have two spirit guides that I was romantically involved with in a past life actually.

19. Eventually, I want to move to California. I hate New York and I really feel I belong in California...plus I hate cold weather.

20. Other than the three childhood friends I had (Relatives don't count), I didn't have real friends until I was 20. Mainly due to my shyness as a kid, although I'm lot's better, I am still shy.. but not as bad as I used to be. I can actually hold conversations now! Wahoo! :P

21. I'm a hypochondriac when it comes to everything! And I'm also paranoid about everything too.. (Not in that, the aliens are watching me kind of way.)
I over analyze things and tend to come up with crazy answers to things that aren't as I think they are.. ( Example: Like if someone doesn't get back to me with a text, I think they hate me or find me annoying.. )

22. I have telephonophobia, fear of talking on the phone. I will avoid talking on the phone at all costs. However, I have no problem talking on the phone at a work related setting, I think this is because at work, I do know what to say.. while a personal call I won't know what to say...and I never know what to say to anyone.. except online or via text because then I can think about what I'm going to say.

23. I have no problem drawing girl characters, but drawing guys I find to be a bit difficult at times. The best way for me to draw male characters is if they have more flamboyant clothing.

24. In the real world, 90% of my friends are heterosexual women, about 1% are homosexual/bisexual men, I have literally three heterosexual male friends. I have no lesbian friends, as for some reason, lesbians seem to hate me so far. Online, most lesbians have been rude to me, in the real world, lesbians just flat out ignore me. One girl I used to work with, acted like a friend, but then just ditched me, and unfriended me on facebook. While another very friendly lesbian from work, wouldn't even add me on facebook!
Online, I would say I have more straight/gay/bi male friends, maybe around 80%. Straight girls are like 19%, and I have like two lesbian friends I don't talk to anymore...so it doesn't really count.
All I want, is a lesbian bestie, like Tracer from Overwatch! Is that so much to ask?!

25. Even though I may joke about potatoes a whole lot, I don't actually like potatoes, I only eat them because they are good for you.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Blast to the past! Article #1 : "This guy..."

So I've used a website on Zetaboards, to store stories, links, and lists. Unfortunately, Zetaboards is closing down, and moving to another company, with stricter policies (Which could result in my website being deleted for being inactive. Since I post in it, when I feel like it).
So because of this, I'm going to start transferring some of my stuff from there, onto here!

Funny thing is, I've realized that I originally wrote this on the dead site "Formspring". Now, I'm moving it from Zetaboards to Blogger.

So here is a story I wrote in 2011.

When you start disliking them for something they did... you start hating everything about them. This happened to me a few months ago. (November 2011)
There was this guy on facebook (Who I'm still friends with, but we don't talk anymore)
He made a secret Suikoden group on Facebook and I was invited to join, I said yes to joining. This group had maybe 15 other people, I became friendly with everyone and became friends with most of them. Most of them I am still am friends with and still talk to them, on occasion.

But I had asked if I could invite a few of my Suikoden friends to the group, because I liked the people in this group and I wanted MY awesome Suikoden friends to meet these awesome Suikoden friends and get to know each other and become friends too!

But he didn't want any new members because just adding me was "difficult enough". He wants a small group of members and to really know them. (So apparently adding 2-3 more people is like shoving a knife in your eye!)
But since I really wanted my friends that I had already to be a part of a special group for suikoden, I made my own. It was a secret just like his....

So there I was a member of two suikoden groups, but at first I didn't think it was a good idea to say I had made another group so I could add my friends to a group.
I just wanted my already Suikoden friends to be in a cool Suikoden group and since they were denied for this one, I wanted them to be special too! It's the guys loss really, he's missing out on some awesome Suikoden fans!
But that is all I wanted, I just wanted my friends to be a part of a cool group like I was.
Eventually, after a week. I was kicked out because I was HONEST and said that I had made a group for my friends.
It really tore apart at me because it was such an awesome group, but talking to  two of my friends, really helped me feel better about the situation. My then friend, Logan was like, that was very childish of him, and my friend Chaco was like, who cares about them?! Forget about it and don't worry about it!
But I eventually I turned the story around, that made it that I was kicked out because I was just TOO COOL FOR THAT GROUP and to be honest.. I don't want to rejoin, unless someone else takes in charge.
I think the guy did me wrong, if someone made another Suikoden group because of mine.. I'd be like AWESOME CAN I JOIN TOO?! I wouldn't kick anyone out u.u
But not only that, but this guy is a friggin creeper! He was looking at my pictures on facebook of myself which are only seen by people I believe I can trust (at the time), I had him in this list. But when I found out he was creeping at my pictures and being a creeper! I took him out of the list.
He also thought it was weird that I didn't use my real name on facebook, even though I don't use my real name because I do not want to be stalked! Plus my mother and grandmother wouldn't let me have my real name, even if I wanted too! XD (At the time, my mother and grandmother didn't want me to use my name on facebook due to privacy concerns.)
He also got mad that I didn't talk to him in a group chat. Even though I'm bad at those, because if I start talking, I get too shy to say I have to leave. It was late at the time and I had to go to bed. But apparently because I didn't respond, it meant that I wasn't being serious or some crap like that.

Because of these stupid things, taking me out of the group, spying on my pictures, and assuming things that had reasonable and true explanations; made me dislike this guy. I actually would have unfriended and blocked him already, but I'm a nice person and he says he still wants to be friends..... Even though we have not talked AT ALL since then, he doesn't really even seem to want to try and be friends with me again. plus if I did that I believe our friends might not want to be friends with me anymore and I like them all! I think they are very awesome people! Although he doesn't know that I don't like him anymore and do not consider him a friend at all.
I was actually happy that he went for jail for like 5 months lol I think it was his punishment for doing that to me! But it was something he did the prior year.

I lost faith in this person because even if I was the wrong person, all of these things he did just made me dislike him. Not to mention assuming things and being a creeper made me dislike him, I do NOT trust him at all.

EDIT 10-18-2012: A bit over a year since this has happened and when I think about this guy, I cannot help but feel disgust towards this guy.
He and I have had little to no contact at all, I have reached out to him and liked some of his things on facebook and even made some comments. But he has not done the same for me, he has not liked or commented on anything of mine and he does it all the time on our mutual friends facebook's.
I am trying to be his friend, but all he has done is ignored me.

The reason why I have not un-added him is because I was afraid our mutual friends would un-add me as a friend. I actually like all of them and think they are really cool! But I am/was afraid they would un-add me... but two people have pointed out to me that if they really have become my friend, they will stick around!
So I am thinking about getting rid of this jerk once and for all!
But first I want to see if maybe he'll respond to some new Suikoden images I've added, I want to see if something will happen or not. Which he didn't, so I un-added him and I felt this weight off of my shoulder. I even made a status about getting rid of someone on my facebook, and the only reason why I didn't do it sooner was because I was afraid of losing the friends that I had gained. And even though I didn't say who it was, I got many likes and comments, even from three of the people that are friends with him... although they most likely do not know who I was talking about.

EDIT: December 24/ 2014. I was informed that this guy doesn't really talk to anyone in the group anymore and is actually a pedophile!

Okay, so the thing that annoyed me, and still makes no sense to this day(2018). Is one of the members from the group added me on Facebook, just because I was added to the group. However, it took her FOREVER to add me! Then, when I was kicked out of the group, she unfriended me! Like what the heck!? Why add me in the first place, if you were going to unfriend me the second I left!
Really interesting!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Anime Reviews: Divine Gate



Divine Gate is an anime based off of a mobile RPG game (Which, in the game has playable characters from other anime, which I thought was interesting.)

 In DG, there is a magical thing called the, Divine Gate. This gate, can grant the user any wish, and shape the world the way the person wants it to be like. Only specific kinds of people can actually seek this gate out, and certain requirements must be met in order to do so.

 In the world, characters can use magic in the form of elemental affinities. Fire, Water, Wind, Light, Dark, and Void. (What annoys me, is that in any game, or anime.. they always come up with some weird element, and get rid of wind, or earth. Like in real life, the four elements are, wind, earth, fire, and water.. and games get weird with these sometimes, such as adding water, and ice as separate elements, when they're the same thing!!)
The story involves three main characters, Aoto, a water user, Midori, a wind user, and Akane, a fire user. There's also three other secondary characters, Ginji, a Void user, Hikari, a light user, and Yukari, a dark user. Despite the last three being secondary characters, they don't get as much lime-light, as they probably should have.

The anime sheds light on Aoto, Midori, and Akane, and what has happened to them in the past, and how they grow as a person for the future. They join a group, that is trying to find the Divine Gate, which is led by a powerful man named King Arthur.
There is a colorful cast of characters, many have names of famous story characters, such as Oz, and Arthur. Unfortunately, most characters don't get much of a spotlight. But I think that many of the characters are very interesting, and would have been nice to know more about them!

Around half way through, the story starts to get weird, as there's many different plot points that they don't fill in properly, so it gets a bit hard to understand what is going on. The ending also makes it seem like the story was pointless, and it just gets kind of strange in a, "What was the point of all this?" kind of way. There are also many characters, where you want to feel bad for them, but you can't because you just met them five minutes ago! Like, let's get to know each other first, let's have some cake... or something!

Overall, I did enjoy the series. I feel if you look at it, as an anime with colorful characters, and action, it's easier to enjoy, than worrying too much about the story. Which by the way, there should have been more action scenes!

 They definitely should have made the series much longer, in order to fully captivate the entire story, and lore. Especially since the ending made it seem like there would be another season. I give the anime a 7 and a half, because it's really pretty, has fun characters.. it just needs to be tweaked a little  better!

I think more anime, and games should follow the type of premise. With colorful graphics/scenery, colorful characters, with creative powers.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Retail Stories: Funny

Let's lighten up, and share some funny stories about my retail experiences!

"OOOOHHHH SHINY!"



I'd like to make a purchase with my CardMaster Debit card!

A co-worker of mine brought this to the security guy, thinking it was someones actual card...She's not all there...



Paint your heart out girls!

This lady that wanted a painting, so she calls the store, asking if we still have this painting she saw yesterday. She was really vague about it, and said it was a bunch of yellow, and gold flowers, she didn't remember the price or anything else. I told her the descriptions of three yellow flower paintings, and one of them was the one she liked. So she thanks me, and says she'll come in to get it. Meanwhile the store is closing in 2 hours. She asks me for my name, so I said my name is James. So an hour later, this woman stops me on the floor. She asks me if "Jane" is working, and coincidentally, we do have a Jane, and she is working! So I told her yeah, Jane is a cashier, she has blond hair...etc So I think nothing of it, and then a moment later, when I saw the lady near the paintings.. it hit me.. Everyone always thinks I'm a girl on the phone, so, this lady probably thought I said my name was Jane, and didn't realize I wasn't a girl. So, I was like, that's going to be a doozy. So an hour later, I'm telling  my friend Stephanie, that everyone thinks I'm a girl on the phone, and that the customer must have thought I was a woman. Jane was there, and she was telling us that the customer started to thank her for finding the painting! Jane, not knowing what was going on, said that she didn't do anything with a painting, and that she must have meant James. Then I told Stephanie about the time this lady called on the phone, asking for girls dresses, and she came in later, and found me, and was complaining to me about the girl on the phone, saying we had girls dresses, when we didn't. Which we did, she just didn't like the selection.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

What a ding dong doozy of a day!

This was a ding dong doozy of a day! Although, as I'm posting this, it's actually the events from one day, and then a day a week after, so not exactly a day.

So there's this boy at work I've been crushing on for three months, problem is, he doesn't talk much, so I have no idea if he's gay, straight, bi, asexual.. etc... He has some feminine mannerisms when waiting for a customer, but that's about it. Well, I had come up with a solution. I ask him if he has ever considered becoming a model. Then say, not only are you hot, but you have the look! If, by chance he goes "You think I'm hot?", I could say, hell yeah, if I didn't think you were straight, I'd go for you. This way, it's a compliment, and it doesn't go too far. So my entire day at work, was me thinking about this, getting ready for action. Problem is, he's a cashier, so I can't just tell him that, and not like I'm going to ask him this in front of other people, customers, associates.. etc.. So I had to get him at a time where he was alone, like if he's going on break etc....

However, my mission failed when one of the guys at work  told me, he asked the guy if he was gay, and said "PSH no, are you?", the guy at work said he's very gay. But the problem is, this guy who told me this, is not very reliable, and even told me he wanted to trick me by saying that my crush was gay (So I could make a fool of myself, which I wouldn't have, because I'm not that assertive!). So I asked my home-girl Stephanie, if what he said was true, she said he asked the guy I like, if he was going to see a movie on Friday. So, either Stephanie didn't hear when Jaime asked, or he never asked at all, and was being an ass. So, the one lady Stacy, and I have been trying to figure out if my crush is gay! She's like, If I see him, I'll ask him if he's gay, and I'll say one of the guys was interested.. etc.. She said "I didn't want him thinking this old broad wants him". So Stacy and I are talking about this, so she's like, I'll ask him when I see him. She talks to Stephanie, and tells her to ask my crush, what he's getting his girlfriend.. etc.. Later on, I'm in the break room.. and my crush is talking to this guy in the break room. When my crush left, I turn to the guy, I was like, do you know him? As they seemed more than just saying hi. He was like, oh yeah, my girlfriend knows him... So I'm thinking to myself, I have an inside source now, maybe I can find out myself? So I ask the guy, can I ask you a question? Do you know if he's straight? The guy goes, he said something like it's okay to ask that.. but then he goes, you know what, I never thought about it, I don't know. I was like got damnit. :P Meanwhile, 5 years ago, I would never have had the balls to ask someone I barely know, if another person is straight. lol
 As I'm on my break, Stacy comes in and she's getting mad at me because she said he thinks shes some weird old lady, and giving her weird looks, and is blaming me. I had no idea what she's talking about.. Eventually, she told me that she was talking to Stephanie, asking her if the guy is gay.. well apparently, when my crush was going to the break room, Stacy and Stephanie were talking to each other, asking if my crush was gay.. and they think he heard them, hence the funny looks.. Stacy's like, god dammit, now he thinks I'm some old lady that wants him. She goes, do you mind if I ask him if he's gay, and just say, you were interested, and wanted to know, that's all. I was like, that's fine, I don't mind if he knows I find him attractive.

Well, a week later we found out. Stephanie asked him what he was going to get his girlfriend for Christmas, and he said that he had been single for a while, and just got a girlfriend recently. So I never got to say that good model line, because, I kept missing him on his breaks, it's hard to talk to a cashier in private...

It makes me wonder why it is, that not only do I find straight men attractive, but also... why do I like guys that conceal their personal lives? The guy from two years ago, was a friendly person, we had similar interests.. but I didn't know what he liked, until one of my friends told me he mentioned his girlfriend (Two months later!), which was really strange, as I seemed to have been the only one that didn't know he had a girlfriend.
This time, the guy is very shy, so I didn't know much about him, better yet, mostly everyone at work knows almost nothing about him.

But here's the weird part.
The guy I liked from two years ago, was named Mike. The guy I liked this time is named Vincent. Mike's facebook name was "Michael Vincent".
It gets even more strange.
When I was into Mike, my friend Evan, who I worked with, liked one of the girls at work as well. Both of us liked someone, who didn't like us back.
This time around with Vincent, I'm friends with a guy named Ethan, who also liked a girl at work. Ethan is 8 years younger than the girl at work that he likes, while I'm 8 years older than the guy I liked. Ethan gave up on the girl he liked, and basically that's what I was thinking of doing too.
Also, Evan and Ethan both work/ed in the mens department, and are/were back up cashiers.

When they say history repeats itself, they aren't kidding!

If this is supposed to mean something in the supernatural world, I have no idea what the universe is saying!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Retail Stories: Nasty People! PT 3

I have too many Nasty Customer stories, and not enough soap! What. Anyways, here's the next one, because I'm a mess and have no time for anything anymore!
I think the funniest thing about retail, is that these idiot customers have no idea that associates all over the world talk smack about them!

HEY YOU, YEAH, YOU!  

I had a guy who was calling out for me, but I didn't realize it. Later on, I was talking to an employee and the man was screaming for me again, and I came over and he said CAN YOU HEAR?! I said I don't' have good hearing... The guy was obnoxious, he wanted a shoe horn, which we didn't have..  I said we have the little socks you can try on, but he wanted the shoe horn! He also called it something else, but I forgot what it was.
At the end, the guy actually said thank you to me, which I was shocked. He came in the next day, but wasn't an obnoxious turd.


I only get the finest fabrics in my exact size, KNAVE! 

So this old hag comes up to me, and asks if we have a coat in a larger size. I look into the computer to see if we have it, and we don't. So I find the lady, and I tell her we only have it in this size. I ask her, do you still want this coat? She goes, NO STUPID! IT's not my size! I immediately walked away, because if I had to talk to this bitch again, I was going to go off on her. Usually, when the size isn't right, especially for a coat, the customer will take it anyways, because they really like it.
Later on, one of my coworkers rang her up. I asked him if she was a bitch to him, and he said she looked like she didn't want to be there.

Oh I'm just a grill, living in a lonely world...

So this lady wanted a price on a dog bed, and the price was actually right there on the tag that tells you how to wash/care for it. So I was like whatever, this lady is clearly as dumb as a block of wood. I noticed she had a shirt on that said "Company Name" bar and grill, which is the place my sister used to work at 2 years ago. So ten minutes later, I get called up for a price, It's the dog bed lady! She wanted to know the price for another dog bed, she was also getting the other one that had a price. So I go and get a price and I got something similar, same size to use as the price. I go up and she starts screaming at me, she's screaming, that's not the same bed!! That's a different bed! You're trying to rip me off! (I didn't even show her the price yet! )I told her, what we do is we get something similar and I even said that this was the lowest price for dog beds (12.99). She was screaming, and she said she didn't want it anymore, so I was like whatever and walked away as I muttered bitch under my breath. My sister was coming in soon, so I wanted to ask her who she is...apparently a crazy Spanish lady with a pony tail and glasses isn't descriptive enough. She said there's two restaurants so she may not know the lady...I thought of going there so I can be an ass to that bitch, unless she just wears the shirt. My friend Tina rung her up, and said the lady was weird, and she kept telling Tina to take off items that she didn't even ring up yet.