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Title: Scattered Thoughts On Asperger's Syndrome
Posted: January 19, 2012 (03:50 AM)
I will always avoid social situations because they inevitably result in highly negative consequences for me and others. This is not an "excuse". It is learning from past experiences.

Aspies who blame themselves for their persecution are brainwashed fools. Period. They persecute us because they feel threatened. We don't need to change. Society does.


The main negative aspect of Asperger's Syndrome is that society despises you and wants to you to die from the moment you're born. (The Autism Speaks folks mince no words about it.)

So, why would any Aspie wish to assimilate into such a sick society that wishes them dead? It's a cowardly fool's game, both morally and logically bankrupt.


"Aspies don't have emotions...? "

Such demonizing sentiments are not worth dignifying with a response.

However, if one is going to respond, it should be with anger, hatred, and righteous fury, not rambling, mincing, and defending oneself.

Aspies spend too much time on the defensive. We need to go on the offensive.


"Asperger's Syndrome And Romance"

...is a mistake. If you're an Aspie male and somehow find yourself with opportunity to get into a relationship, don't do it. I doubt I'll ever get such an opportunity, but if I do, I'll decline. It will end in disaster 99 times out of a hundred.

The only reason an Aspie male would be presented with such an opportunity is to be taken advantage of.


"Asperger's Men and Relationships"

You see, I've accepted involuntary celibacy long ago. I don't fret over it whatsoever.

All I wish for is peace and quiet in my solitude. But people don't even give me that.

In modern society, all single men are treated with suspicion and contempt. Did you know they've banned single men from parks in Britain? California is considering similar measures.

I can't even stay in my house without being harassed. Truly, anti-Asperger's sentiment and misandry are highly interconnected.


I have an overwhelming amount of hatred in my heart.

Justified hatred.

I have an overwhelming amount of anger in my heart.

Justified anger.

I have an overwhelming amount of bitterness in my heart.

Justified bitterness.

These may be negative words, but they are not "bad" words. If I can use these feelings to help fulfill my current goals in life, then there's no problem, is there? What this society has given me in life, should I not give back?
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Title: EPL Picks March 15-17, 19
Posted: March 14, 2008 (12:12 PM)
I honestly wish we could just skip over this fixture and go straight to the more important Birmingham match, but that's not the way things work. If Rafa rests Torres, the Royals *could* realistically grind at least a point... but it's not likely...

Liverpool 3-1 Reading

Derby 0-4 Man Utd
Portsmouth 1-1 Aston Villa
Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea
West Ham 1-1 Blackburn
Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough
Fulham 1-2 Everton
Wigan 2-0 Bolton
Man City 2-0 Tottenham
Birmingham 2-1 Newcastle

I'll predict Wednesday's odd games now too...

Tottenham 1-3 Chelsea
Man Utd 3-0 Bolton
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Title: EPL Picks March 8-9
Posted: March 07, 2008 (09:02 AM)
Reading finally managed to scrape a win, so I'm undepressified enough to make picks again...

Reading 2-1 Man City

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle
Blackburn 2-0 Fulham
Sunderland 1-1 Everton
Tottenham 2-1 West Ham
Wigan 0-3 Arsenal
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Title: EPL Picks February 9-11
Posted: February 08, 2008 (01:16 PM)
Last time, I predicted three of ten results correctly and one perfect score.

Everton 3-0 Reading

How 'bout that transfer window...

Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle
Bolton 1-1 Portsmouth
Derby 1-3 Tottenham
Middlesbrough 2-1 Fulham
Sunderland 2-0 Wigan
West Ham 1-0 Birmingham
Man Utd 3-1 Man City
Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool
Arsenal 3-0 Blackburn
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Title: Word Chain
Posted: February 06, 2008 (07:10 AM)
Conspiracy theorist
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Title: EPL Picks February 2-3
Posted: February 02, 2008 (02:10 AM)
Last week, I picked six of ten results correctly and two perfect scores.

Reading 2-1 Bolton

This is the most important game of Reading's season so far, no doubt about it. (So of course, the stupid American channels aren't showing it.) A solid win could put a halt to our relegation slide, while a loss (or even a draw) will certainly accelerate next season's trip to Blackpool. After all, if we can't take all three points at home against a fellow struggler, when will we pick them up?

But things are never easy for the Royals this season, so I predict another tight, last-minute 2-1 home win (see Wigan, Newcastle, Sunderland).

Man City 1-2 Arsenal
Birmingham 2-0 Derby
Blackburn 1-1 Everton
Portsmouth 0-1 Chelsea
Tottenham 2-1 Man Utd
Wigan 0-0 West Ham
Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland
Newcastle 1-0 Middlesbrough
Fulham 0-2 Aston Villa
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Title: EPL Picks January 26, 29-30
Posted: January 25, 2008 (02:35 PM)
Last week, I picked five of ten results correctly and predicted two perfect scores.

Chelsea 3-1 Reading

The Royals were impressive last week, but at home, even against a team like Man U, it isn't all that shocking. As usual, however, a great effort results in zero points. This trip to Chelski should see Reading revert to their lazy, dreadful road form, producing an easy win for the Likuds.

Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn
Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle
Middlesbrough 1-0 Wigan
Bolton 3-1 Fulham
Sunderland 2-1 Birmingham
Derby 1-1 Man City
West Ham 1-2 Liverpool
Everton 2-1 Tottenham
Man Utd 3-0 Portsmouth
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Title: EPL Picks January 19-21
Posted: January 19, 2008 (05:13 AM)
Last week, I picked five of ten results correctly and predicted one perfect score.

Reading 1-4 Man Utd

With Reading's back 5 being as abysmal as they are, and considering United's recent form, this is a terrifying fixture for the Royals. Watching the likes of Ingimarsson, Duberry, and Hahnemann trying to contain the likes of Ronaldo, Rooney, and Tevez won't be pretty. But Reading usually play better at home, so they should at least avoid a cricket scoreline.

Birmingham 0-1 Chelsea
Blackburn 2-0 Middlesbrough
Fulham 0-3 Arsenal
Portsmouth 3-0 Derby
Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland
Newcastle 2-0 Bolton
Wigan 1-1 Everton
Man City 3-1 West Ham
Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
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Title: Netflix is throttling me. Already.
Posted: January 16, 2008 (08:45 AM)
I was under the impression they wouldn't do this to free trial or other newer members, but I sure was wrong.

After signing up for the free trial last Wednesday, I received my four DVDs immediately the very next day. "Wow", thought forweg, "this is nothing like Gamefly! These guy is be serious business! Maybe I'll even become a paying member if they keep this up!" I ended up sending two back Friday and two back Monday. Alas, this must have been quick enough to set off their throttling mechanisms full-force. Everything I'd read about throttled customers is now happening to me:

1. The DVDs I sent back Monday reached them Tuesday, yet the DVDs I sent back Friday have supposedly not yet been received. Yeah. The Netflix throttling computers are apparently too stupid to fool people properly.

2. My two upcoming DVDs said "Shipping today" all day yesterday, but have been delayed until today. (And at present, have still not been shipped.)

3. Netflix claims that one of the DVDs is not available at the closest shipping center (Columbus), so that one will come from Portland, Oregon. While this itself is feasible, it's hard to believe that Portland is the closest available location to southeast Ohio. To top it off, this particular DVD was strangely plucked from fifth in my queue.

In short, Netflix is already severely punishing me for taking full advantage of their services, and therefore will never get a sniff of my money. You know, it might make more sense to start throttling me after I've signed on as a paying customer. Stupid.
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Title: EPL Picks January 12-13
Posted: January 12, 2008 (02:43 AM)
Predictions for today and tomorrow's EPL matches. I've been picking all season and wish I had kept track of my results up to now.

Arsenal 3-1 Birmingham
Aston Villa 3-2 Reading
Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham
Derby 1-1 Wigan
Everton 2-0 Man City
Middlesbrough 0-1 Liverpool
West Ham 2-1 Fulham
Man Utd 3-0 Newcastle
Sunderland 1-1 Portsmouth
Bolton 1-0 Blackburn

Edit: I predicted five of ten results correctly and predicted one match perfectly.
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Title: I don't have any other blogs and I'm too lazy to start my own. Yep.
Posted: January 09, 2008 (01:09 AM)
Recent Asian films seen:

Maborosi (Kore-eda, 1994) - Becomes my favorite film ever, visually (maybe along with Millennium Mambo). The final "funeral" scenes were in particular incredible. Wasn't really emotionally connected to it as I think I was supposed to be. I adored the film regardless. A+

After Life (Kore-eda, 1998) - Slightly disappointing coming immediately after Maborosi, maybe even a little boring at times. Still really, really liked it for reasons I'm not aware of. I just greatly enjoy Kore-eda's unique brand of "minimalism" (poor word), which is so distinct from someone like Tsai. B+

Doppelganger (Kurosawa, 2003) - Really silly, really enjoyable. I hope the whole film is intended as a comedy, as I was laughing all the way through it. I actually think it is, too. B+

Sansho the Steward (Mizoguchi, 1954) - Not much to say about this film that hasn't been said already. Zushio's (the lead character) actor is terrible, yet it hardly even mattered. The final scene is what raises the film to the level of "extraordinary". I now understand the adoration for Mizoguchi after the slight let-downs of Ugetsu and Gion Festival Music. A

Evil Brain from Outer Space (1956) - Funniest thing I've ever seen, bar-none. n/a

Next up:

The Eye 2 (watched the first ten minutes, looks terrible)
Who's Camus Anyway?
The Idiot
Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
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Title: One month anniversary
Posted: December 10, 2007 (05:13 PM)
This week's Asian Film log:

Audition (Miike, 1999) - This was my first Miike film, and it was pretty much exactly as I expected it to be. Quite cheesy, but lightly enjoyable regardless. Charming narrative through most of the film, then the sudden, totally xtreeeeme violence. Seemed pointless and pandering to me, but eh, it didn't really bother me either. I certainly won't be rushing out to see more Miike, but I'll try more of his films if they come my way. C+

A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim, 2003) - Absolutely adored this, and I'm not even sure why. Sure, it is one of the most beautiful movies visually I've ever seen, but...

1) It's meant to be a horror film, and I didn't find it scary or creepy whatsoever.

2) The several attempts at "Boo!" scares come off as corny and distract from the narrative.

But in the end, I didn't even care about this because the four lead actors are all superb, the cinematography is flawless, and the weird, "confusing" plot is right to my taste. More than all that, the film just conveys a level of beauty rare in any art form. The type one can't express in words. Beauty. A+

Pastoral: To Die in the Country (Terayama, 1974) - Terayama's film is like a confounding, mesmerizing drug trip, yet so much more. Describing the plot is an impossible task, but a hedonistic circus, a baby-killing group of nun-like old women, and a director walking into and co-existing within his own film are just some of the bizarre elements. Perfect fit for me. A-

Gion Festival Music (Mizoguchi, 1953) - An enjoyable disappointment, much like the first Mizoguchi I saw, Ugetsu. I guess after hearing so much about "Master Mizoguchi" for so long my expectations were a little too high.

This portrait of two geisha forced into the prostitution so common of the postwar 50's is compelling enough, but I was never totally drawn into its world. Also, pictures about geisha always rub me the wrong way as I automatically think of them as being Orientalist. Still, the performances are as superb as one would expect from this group of actors. B

(I surely do need to find a more appropriate place to post this stuff.)
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Title: flowing wiggles
Posted: November 10, 2007 (02:46 PM)
fuk you racists


Stupid racists fascists.

I quote.

Title: The Adventures of Darwin review self-critique
Posted: September 27, 2007 (12:38 PM)
The intro is a ghastly way to begin a review. I sound like a bored teacher droning on and on in a monotone voice about Darwin to my fourth grade students.

"I'd rather have no real attempt at a story rather than sift through acres of awful, pointless text."

This sentence is terribly awkward.

"The environments outside of the village, where you'll spend most of your time, are somewhat more impressive, but I'd wager that a high-quality N64 title could nearly replicate them."

I simply state this as fact without explaining to the reader *why* this is the case. Also, too many qualifiers.

"...and The Adventures of Darwin certainly isn't without its strengths."

A generic, Gamefaqsish transition.

"Thus, The Adventures of Darwin should probably be played in brief sessions for maximum enjoyment, as the slow tempo may wear thin during marathons."

The low point of the entire review. I probably should have removed this sentence.

I at least maintain a better flow than in previous efforts, and I was able to better disguise the inevitable "graphics" and "music" paragraphs into the text. But the main problem is that the whole thing is just dreadfully, life-suckingly dull. I'm still telling rather than showing.

A step down for me. Disappointing.

(As a side-note, I'm surprised Worthplaying posted this even after I quit.)
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Title: Talking to myself is homelessly early!!
Posted: September 19, 2007 (06:13 AM)
So, I submitted my first review to that mysterious professional site the other day. Today, I get an e-mail back telling me that I need to focus more on audio and graphics.

I may fall to the lower end of mediocre when it comes to reviewing, but I still have my pride. Having had the option of either laying some eggs into the body of the review, or rewriting it entirely, I chose neither and politely quit.

I have nothing against this particular site. Reviewing "professionally" just isn't for me.

(Not that I'd be qualified most anywhere else...)
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