Friday, January 30, 2009

Rant #3: Mac vs. PC

Before I continue, I give you my life story of computers.

My early life was with PCs. My preschool/kindergarten used PCs. My dad had PCs at home.

We moved when I was five, and I was introduced to Macs, although at the time I could barely tell the difference. Even for that time, the Macs were dinosaurs, but they worked well and rarely froze. All my files were compatible, too.

My parents continued with PCs, introducing me to the differences, and buying Windows 2000 and eventually Windows XP laptops. They worked well too. Almost no crashing. Everything compatible (except maybe fonts, but those aren't even compatible PC to PC).

Even during middle school, the old Macs were kept, but at the same time they introduced iBooks G3s, which were big at the time. I loved them. Even though I didn't know about Ctrl-click or Command-Option-Escape, I managed to survive without right-click and Ctrl-Alt-Del.

Don't get me wrong. PCs were also a comfortable haven for me. I used them very often. They worked well, rarely froze or crashed, and guess what? I'm still using them, even though the charger is dented a bit and I have to put a 5-pound weight on it to work. (Yes, we did buy new ones in the meantime. We currently have 4 usable PCs right now. One is out of commission due to lack of Microsoft Office, one has a dented charger and is rarely used, and two are used all day.)

I changed middle schools, and this was strictly PC-based. They shoved at me a HP Compaq laptop. Let me tell you right now. Don't get HP if you want a PC. It's the worst. The only thing HP is good for is printers. (Get Dell. If I ever get another PC, not that I plan to but when I'm an adult, get Dell. It's the best.)

So last year, after my HP computer crashed for the seventh time since I started using it, I vowed I would never get it repaired again, and got a Mac.

I love it.

If you want a computer:

1. If you want compatibility, get a Mac with VMware Fusion (buy or, if you're daring, keygen it).
2. If you want a computer that works fast, get a Mac.
3. If you want a computer you'll be used to using, get a Dell PC.

End Rant.

-Aster

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rant #2: Mimato. And a little Jyoumi. And the English dub.

Digimon. Where most of my fanfics are housed.

Mimato has the smallest issue out of all of them. But really, they have NO evidence. None. Never. All of the lines that were supposedly Mimato are either English dub or not even there. And besides, just because they stand next to each other, like, once doesn't work. It's gotta be constantly (like Takari). But really, the last argument for them, "opposites attract", is no more than a Paula Abdul song.

Jyoumi is a little less favored recently, but really, Jou only cared for Mimi because he would have done that for everyone else. And the "To: Mimi, From: Joe" thing was total English dub. The stupid thing was a NAMEPLATE. It said "Tachikawa", then "Keichimura" (some sources say "Keisuke"), then "Satoe", then "Mimi". A NAMEPLATE.

The English dub is the worst. Jeff Nimoy, chief English dubber, is an ***hole as far as I'm concerned. Mr. Nimoy, if you're reading this, I want you to know: Just because you support Taiora and Jyoumi doens't mean you have the right to twist the plot and lines to make your own perverted version of Digimon. This is not your show. You're the reason so many people run around misguided.

-Aster

Meh. Rant #1: Copy-and-paste in fanfiction profiles.

This won't have too many rants, just what I feel on a whim.

I hate copy-and-paste stuff in fanfiction profiles. Seriously. They just clutter up your profile and make a bunch of meaningless trash.

The stuff that's supposed to make you cry? No way. It's not making me cry. Why? Because I've read it a million times. Am I heartless because I don't copy and paste? No. I donate money. I help people. I care about others. I do not copy and paste stupid stuff on my profile. It makes those sad cases seem like nothing, okay?

Also, we need to be realistic. It is not 99% of American teenagers that have tried smoking pot. If they did we'd all be dead. It is not 98% of American teenagers who would die if Abercrombie and Fitch told them it'd be uncool to breathe. Because if it was, seriously, we'd all be dead.

Really.

I've also seen the abortion one. The one where the baby screams for help because the mother heartlessly aborts it. Bad, right?

Come on. Nobody aborts a baby at six months. The most common abortions are 6-10 weeks. By six months the baby will definitely be alive. The reason for dispute about abortion is because the baby is still genderless, can't think or feel, etc. So I'm not taking the side of abortion, but the thing is a little too overhead.

I'm not going to be the one with the 75-page profile. Please, get a life.

-Aster

PS: Don't take this personally if you have copy and paste stuff. I just had to express my opinion.