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  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Birdsong
  • Reading: My screen
  • Watching: Hell in a Cell dvd
  • Playing: ROLE!
  • Eating: Garlic Bread
  • Drinking: London Fog
After enduring repeated childish immaturity, silent treatments, and the proverbial doghouse on a regular basis, I am finally running out the door at work!

As soon as possible.

Today, my boss disconnected the company email from my phone by changing the password so that I have no more access to doing anything to do with cakes. She decided that I'm a terrible person, and that I don't deserve to do anything, blah, blah, blah.

All because I have physical problems and am seeking help for the ones in my head.

So, a really long story short, I start applying for new jobs TODAY!

Done with her bullshit, and the morons that own the place.

"IT'S A NEW DAWN!
IT'S A NEW DAY!
IT'S A NEW LIFE!
AND I'M FEEELLLLLLIINNNN' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!"

I don't own that song, but I feel it's appropriate. :D
  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: Birdsong and Rain Squalls
  • Reading: My screen
  • Watching: River Monsters
  • Playing: ROLE!
  • Eating: Crispers
  • Drinking: London Fog
No, I'm not dead.

I'm very much alive, but I've just been pretty quiet in the background of everything lately. I've had a lot of things going on in my life, and it seems like the stresses pack on in groups periodically. Currently in the process of trying to dump off some of them, but we'll see how much progress I make in a while.

So my rant of the day is on Cliques, Maturity, Blocking, and Constructive Criticism.

The internet is a wonderful tool where we can instantly communicate with people, meet new friends around the world, and so much more. It has brought people together, helped major social causes, and shared breakthroughs in the arts and sciences. That being said, there are so many people that have no idea how to use it.

Specifically, how to not be a dick on it.

Something that I encounter on a daily basis on the internet are vicious little Cliques. We have them all over dA, and there are MANY divisions within the G/t community. If you do not subscribe specifically to their sort preferences, you are completely ex-communicated. Some of the cliques are so bad that they will not even CONSIDER talking to you just because you don't fall into their category.

I have been refused entry into a couple of G/t groups on dA due to them simply not liking my particular brand. It's not that I write poorly, it's my subject matter they don't want to be associated with. But yet they will accept some things that read like a kindergartener's first school story.... Cliques, gotta love them.


As far as Maturity goes, I have a special guest to use for example. I'm not going to post her user name, but she's from Sweden and she has absolutely no idea how to receive anything except glowing praise. For the sake of my rant, let's call her "Chloe".

Chloe is a fine example of people that should be banned from the internet until they reach a proper maturity level. By "proper", I mean that she isn't behaving like a child waging a keyboard war with anybody that doesn't bathe her in the golden light of PRAISE. Chloe only wants chronic reassurance that she is super special, talented, and the entire world of G/t is waiting on her next chapter with bated breath and heart palpitations.

An amazing friend of mine made a comment on one of her latest works, and as a result was told that she was immature, aggressive, mean, and that her opinion is "rubbish critic".

I KNOW!

She wasn't being mean or even remotely negative about the chapter, but Chloe took it as a declaration of war. Chloe bashed my friend in comment after comment after comment, and then even went so far as to change the description of her chapter to deliberately attack my friend and publicly cry for sympathy that she'd received "too much hate and won't continue the story on dA". At the end of the exchange, she then proceeded to block my friend, and hide all the comments so that nobody could see how much of an immature little bitch she actually is.

I commented ONCE to say in very short form what my friend was trying to say, and told her that she more or less wouldn't listen anyways, because it's not nice according to "Chloe".

She then proceeded to hide my comment and block me as well.

If you don't like what somebody has to say, you don't have to attack them. You don't have to SPEAK to them. You can just LET IT GO. The blocking button should be only allowed if there is proven harassment, in my opinion. The Report button is also helpful as well for if they are particularly nasty. I have been personally attacked on dA in the past, and that person has been blocked completely due to their toxic attacks.

Not because they crapped on something I wrote or didn't write.

No. I chose to block because they were attacking me personally, screaming through the computer screen at me, and attacking somebody very close to me with religious and immoral obscenities. If somebody is doing this to you, or harassing you in another form online, it is also understandable to protect yourself against them.

THAT is what the Block button is for.

NOT because your little cup of tea got knocked over because not everybody thinks the sun rises and sets on your work. Chloe actively hides every shred of evidence that somebody doesn't agree with her in her perfect little world. This is not how MATURE ADULTS behave.

Now, onto Constructive Criticism.

While some people are out there to deliberately troll you, hurt you, upset you, the vast majority aren't interested in that at all. Some people want to help you, others just want to sit back and eat popcorn while they observe.

Constructive criticism is not given or MEANT to be hurtful. It is simply a means of sharing an observation that you have made about that particular thing, and offering another point of view to look at it. What you do with it is your choice.

In the end it all boils down to one thing:

If you can't take the fact that you are not number one, the sun does NOT rise and set on you, the internet and public forums are NOT for you.

Frankly, if you don't like the fact that I rant like a lunatic on any given day, my PAGE is not for you.

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Shadowknife7
Anna Cefiro
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
Canada
A strange lass that wants nothing more than to be content and write.

Current Residence: Canada
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Favourite genre of music: Just about anything
Favourite photographer: *ZoranPhoto
Favourite style of art: Traditional pencil and paper
Operating System: Compaq
MP3 player of choice: One that works
Shell of choice: Seashells are pretty
Wallpaper of choice: Draconic
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Remy Lebeau (Gambit)
Personal Quote: Muses do not let me sleep...
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  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Birdsong
  • Reading: My screen
  • Watching: Hell in a Cell dvd
  • Playing: ROLE!
  • Eating: Garlic Bread
  • Drinking: London Fog
After enduring repeated childish immaturity, silent treatments, and the proverbial doghouse on a regular basis, I am finally running out the door at work!

As soon as possible.

Today, my boss disconnected the company email from my phone by changing the password so that I have no more access to doing anything to do with cakes. She decided that I'm a terrible person, and that I don't deserve to do anything, blah, blah, blah.

All because I have physical problems and am seeking help for the ones in my head.

So, a really long story short, I start applying for new jobs TODAY!

Done with her bullshit, and the morons that own the place.

"IT'S A NEW DAWN!
IT'S A NEW DAY!
IT'S A NEW LIFE!
AND I'M FEEELLLLLLIINNNN' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!"

I don't own that song, but I feel it's appropriate. :D

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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
2nd entry for liv's contest I really enjoyed your writing style and put The Match in my favorite folder.  I don't understand why you listed it under "mature content" since it did not seem to contain any strong sexual situations or language.
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Shadowknife7 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! I am glad that you enjoy it.

Oh, I typically tag my works under Mature Content due to some of the ideas not being "cannon"? I think that is the word that I'm looking for. Like ideologically sensitive stuff such as mpreg and vore. While it's pretty mainstream now, it's something I've always done. :)
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Sugumih Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Thanks for the faves!! ^__^
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Sugumih Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
thanks for the watch! :3
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ChibiPyro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fave! I am glad you like my art!:heart::huggle:
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Shadowknife7 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome!
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prodigywithapen Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Thank you for watching me. I hope you'll like what's in store!
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Shadowknife7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome! I am so excited!
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prodigywithapen Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Yay! Excitement abounds!
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Shadowknife7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It does! :squee:
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