queelez: The Eighth Doctor (eight)
HOLY BALLS GUYS I JUST REALIZED THAT ONE OF MY FAVORITE FOURTH DOCTOR QUOTES IS NOT ONLY A GREAT LINE BUT A BRILLIANT PUN

”But I am the Doctor!”
“No, Doctor, I am the Doctor.”
“You may be a Doctor, but I am the Doctor. The definite article, you might say!”
--The Doctor and Harry Sullivan, ‘Robot’

Alright. So, at first glance, it seems that it’s just a very telling insight into the Doctor’s character—especially important as this is Tom Baker’s first episode. He doesn’t listen to authority, he’s incredibly arrogant, and he’s ungodly cheerful.

But. But.

‘The definite article, you might say.’

What’s a definite article? An article is a grammatical term for a word that, when used, indicates the type of reference made to a noun: A banana, or an orchestra.

A definite article refers to a specific noun. It’s not a banana, it’s the banana; it’s not an orchestra; it’s the orchestra.

He’s not a Doctor, he’s the Doctor.

How the fuck did I miss this; I’ve been quoting this for two and a half years.
queelez: A series of blue gears against a white background (Oliver)
So instead of having a long post about the semester in retrospect (Awesome with some really hard parts) and my general feelings towards half my friends graduating in a month (oh shit), we have... a post about a random pet peeve of mine. YAAAAAAY!

LOL. Ell oh ell. It's perhaps one of the most used and most known acronyms on the internet: Laughing out Loud. (Or, if you're my dad, Lots of Laughs). And y'know what? That's fine! Some things just really catch on. And, overrused as it may be, I've no objection to seeing it. I even succumb to the easy analogy now and again.

But. But. I use it when it's appropriate. When something is funny. When I would be, perhaps, laughing out loud.

I don't use it, say, like this.

Person A: Hello!
Person B: Hi.
Person A: How are you?
Person B: Good lol.

...What was funny about that? It was a basic question as to what your current status/general feelings are. There is no humor in it whatsoever.

The over-use of LOL, any sorts of laughter or 'happy' smiley faces really, really bugs me. And it's not just because it's annoying and out of place. But say, for instance, you're searching for RP. Say you shoot an idea to somebody. Saying "I don't like that idea" is a perfectly valid thing to say--perhaps a little bit blunt, yeah, but nothing too bad.

But saying "I don't like that idea lol" is different. To me, it means "you and your idea are so stupid/not interesting that it amuses me to even think about it." I mean, what? It's a bit mean, really, and I'm sick of seeing it.

So please, tell your friends. Tell your family. Raise awareness of LOL abuse.
queelez: The Eighth Doctor (eight)
Technically speaking, I'm a zombie. I got tagged while trying to go to rehearsal, and that's that. I'm one of the undead horde.

I also got reminded that I really, really don't like competition. I mean, playing Brawl with Rob/Adam/Red/The Gang is one thing, because we're just having fun. So is doing the occasional online thing with friends. Because, y'know, they're friends. Trying to have fun.

But when it comes to grander things, that aren't just with my immediate bunch of comrades? I tend to have significantly less fun. It's the reason I don't do tournament-based play in Pokemon, the reason I try to avoid online gaming, combat-based RPs, etc etc. Because to me, trying to get the better of some random bloke you don't know isn't entertaining. It's just frustrating. A lot of the time when playing a group game (scrabble or bowling in particular), the challenge doesn't come from playing the game--the challenge comes from finding a way to view it as solitaire. And, more importantly, staying with that view.

And this always happens, too--I always get excited about some game, go off to play it, and realize that I didn't really want to in the first place. Every time I go bowling, I have to reprimand myself later for going bowling.

So I quit. I knew that I'd just get more and more pissed off as the week went by, and take my anger out in increasingly unhealthy ways. (Already I snapped at a guy who did absolutely nothing. I had at least the sense to apologize and explain myself)

However, this doesn't make for a particularly interesting tale in-game. So here are the three versions of the story: Game lingo, out-of-game lingo, and Graham's Geeky lingo.

IN GAME: After slaying one of the undead horde, Graham succumbed to their madness near the Fenenga bridge. He also lost a par of socks in the progress. Not being a very good zombie, he died of starvation.
OUT OF GAME: Graham realized that he never particularly wanted to play in the first place, and quit after being turned, to provide the least effect on the rest of the players. He threw away his bandanna, and also lost a pair of socks.
GRAHAM'S VERSION: Graham died because of a zombie attacker. However, being a Time Lord, he was able to regenerate, slip into his TARDIS, and bugger off. He vows to come back later to save everybody he can. And to find the pair of socks he lost.

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