July 30, 2015
I think I've mentioned that there are certain moments in certain shows that, when I reach them, I pause the show and just look at the image for a while. This is one of them, from Fairy Tail episode 189.
July 29, 2015
Oh, the next two days are not going to be fun!
UPDATE: By the way, "red flag" means conditions will be excellent for wild fires. Not really a concern here, but definitely a concern elsewhere in the region.
UPDATE: I just put in an order for groceries to be delivered tomorrow, including 80 pounds of ice.
In this arc of Cross Time Cafe, there's a reference I don't get. Cross Time Cafe is a group comic where a number of characters from different web comics are all together in an alternate universe and do things which don't affect their main continuity.
Anyway, this arc has them trying to sell CTC to Disney, who expresses no direct interest, but does hit them with a C&D because of a "mischievous little blue alien", apparently Sam Starfall.
What Disney character would be similar to Sam Starfall? I don't have a clue.
In case you're wondering about that last one, she was walking while carrying her guitar case and went past a magazine stand. Two girls there were looking at a magazine with Sonico's latest photo shoot, and one of them said, "She's really beautiful, isn't she?" The other said, "Naah, her breasts are too big."
That was Sonico's reaction.
Today's word is "cis-centrism". And we have moved one step closer to tossing the dictionary in the blender, in the name of "inclusiveness".
I love (no, I don't) this new usage of "cis". "Cis-male" means "someone who looks like a man and feels like a man and acts like a man." When I was young, this was referred to as "normal", but of course that's judgemental. It's also not inclusive. (Gasp!)
By the way, I'm not "differently abled." I'm crippled. And I believe it's better to be honest about it, with myself and everyone else.
This idiocy can't go on forever; it must eventually collapse of its own pretensions. I hope. But I'm really not sure how much longer that's going to take.
A serious and sustained treatment with ridicule would probably help cure it...
As you might expect, this particular exhibit of moronism came out of one of the grievance studies departments. If I were a hiring manager and a resume came across my desk which included a "studies" degree, it would go straight into the round file.
Not because I want to discriminate, but because it's a red flag (and honking horn and fireworks in the background) that says, "This person will be a troublemaker." They spent their college years learning that everything and everyone is being unfair to them, and learning how to make a stink about it. I don't need the headache.
I'm sure I'm not alone in this, and I'm sure that people like that have a particularly hard time finding work. Which, ironically, reinforces their educational indoctrination that the world is out to get them.
July 28, 2015
Never let it be said that this show has any class.
(Not that anyone would be inclined to say such a thing, of course. NSFW below the fold.)more...
A lot of female characters in anime wrap a white strip of cloth around their chests instead of wearing bras or something else. Erza does that in Fairy Tail and Hallie Tribeca and her gang do it in Nanoha Vivid and they're not the only ones. I see it all the time.
What is that called?
July 27, 2015
My server (on which USS Clueless can be found) has always attracted a lot of referrer spam, though it's gotten steadily worse as the years have gone by. I think more than half my total traffic is referrer spam, or attempts to break into my security.
Those latter are weird; there will be several hundred attempts by the same IP to access various files that don't exist on my system. I assume that they're file paths which would exist if I was running WordPress or Movable Type or some other kind of site management system, but in fact my stuff is really rather vanilla and none of those files are there.
The referrer spam is more annoying. Some page of mine will be accessed three times in quick succession from the same IP and ostensibly with the same referrer. If I check (usually I don't) they're usually porn sites in Cyrillic. Lately it's been a new trick: the referrer is from a URL shortener.
In the last couple of weeks, though, it's been something entirely new. The Jehovah's Witnesses have been spamming me. For a while the bogus referrer was to the Wikipedia article on "Jehovah". But today it was for the home page of the church.
Referrer spam is a form of SEO, and the Googlebot stopped paying attention to it years ago. Indeed, some kinds of referrer spam actually reduce your rating and move you even further away from Page 1.
Anyway, I can't think of any reason why the Jehovah's Witnesses would care about SEO. About the only thing I can come up with is that this is some zealous member of the church, doing it on his own for the good of everyone's souls, or something.
July 26, 2015
Her name is Mikan, and I stole borrowed this picture from Metanorn because I'm not watching this show.
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