fontech: (bullet in the brainpan)
o.o Might anyone have a decent picture of Duke Fabre and/or Susanne? I require.

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I was gonna bitch about today's work and fuss over the wedding but I'm just so damned tired. -_-;

Suffice to say:

-wedding was great and fun and yei. everyone had fun and danced and I recorded a bunch of stuff on my camera. woo.
-my sister forgot to say goodbye. yeah, I feel special.
- "Oh, you look so nice! You look so beautiful! I didn't even recognize you!"

... ouch.

-foreigners need to learn to speak proper English at work
-foreigners who can't speak proper English need to get the hell out of my way and let me do my goddamned job instead of talking down to me like I'm an idiot. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOUR BABBLING, GOOD SIR. GTFO.

Seriously, when you make no sense, you're just wasting my time. Especially when your 'correction' is STUPID.

Screw you guys, I'm going home >:/
fontech: (guy lost score not impressed)
Dear DVDs that mysteriously got corrupted overnight, thus preventing me from watching my Gundam Seed Destiny episodes: HATE.

So today I am ANGRY. Why? Because people are STUPID.

Okay, first of all, I go to class this morning and wind up beside a certain chatty classmate. Said classmate didn't seem to understand the assignment we were working on very well, so he asked for help a lot, which was fine. I've done that before, and it was Autodesk Inventor, which... to be frank, is a totally anal 3D modeling program that needs death. Anyway, he needed help a lot. Srsly. And after a while I started thinking, hey, it's great to be helping and all, but these are really basic commands that a) he should know, and b) are on the assignment handouts. It's a tutorial assignment. WE'RE GIVEN NEAR-EXACT DIRECTIONS.

So I'm getting kind of peeved because I'm falling behind. And finally he comes out and says this little gem: "I don't want to read the paper, I just want to do it."

..... excuse me.

ARGH.

Suffice to say I was kind of exasperated with my assistance from then on. At least when I need help I've actually tried it on my own, DX

Second class rolls around, and I show the testing and analysis assignment that I spent a good chunk of the weekend working on to the only group member who actually lifted a finger to do anything. He said it was fine, he'd work on the moisture meter and write the report if I could do the report for this part. I agreed. I asked him if he had the format for writing said report anywhere, seeing as I'd managed to lose my notes in Toronto. He said no. And kinda wandered off, saying something about not worrying about it.

... Meaning... he was going to write a report that was worth half our assignment grade without using the specific outlines we were given.

I tracked down the teacher, got two copies, and gave him one, but ARGH. Talk about your urge to kill. Why are so many people in my class totally nonchalant about all this?! These assignments are important! Come on! I know this semester is shittastic and everyone just wants to graduate and start working (myself totally included) but that's no excuse to screw around and risk your grade. When you're given instructions, don't be a lazy ass. Just use your damned head and it's not that hard.

*seethes* Don't even get me started on the group members who skip class and don't bother to get involved. adhkajshdjkashkdjas KILL.

I want to scan more doujinshi but I am angry, tired, and have too much to do tonight. Maybe later this week.

Oneechan wants to look at bridesmaid dresses this Saturday. ... *sigh*

I don't think I ever mentioned when the wedding was, did I? Haha. It's September. September 22nd. Yeah, there's all of 3 1/2 months to sort through our emotional baggage and plan a wedding. This should be interesting.

It's getting really, really hard to stay optimistic these days.
fontech: (north america seme/uke)
Go me, I'm adding to the pile of not-too-happy cuts this week.

Blah blah ranty family bitching here )

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Seriousness aside, talking to [livejournal.com profile] rem_sama about the trip yesterday make me consider how the poor American souls might feel worried or wary about braving the horrors of a foreign country. Thus, as a good Ontario resident, I decided I would take some time out of my busy, busy day to show you the ropes, so to speak. [livejournal.com profile] fabre has been kind enough to offer her aid, as a fellow Canadian.

Akai and Holly's Toronto (and Canada in general) Survival Guide )

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And now I must go to class.
fontech: (Default)
No names mentioned, since I'm not that spiteful and bitchy. I just had to say it.

A recent private message exchange via Fanfiction.net:

He sent:

Hey, I've been reading your stories a bit, and I've been wondering...mind if I take the basic premise of Snow Red Village and do a story based on it?

I probably won't even post it here, but I figured I should get permission ahead of time just in case I do.


..... okay, I'll bite.

I sent:

Basic... premise? What do you mean? Just curious. I likely won't mind as long as you're not copying anything directly, I just like to ask these things, because I'm nosy like that.

I'm actually rather impressed that you asked. So many authors just go ahead and do it. Asking for permission, even if it's only vague inspiration, really shows maturity in an author. Maybe there's hope for this site yet!


He sent:

What I meant was the survival of Tomoe changing the story.

I'd still be using the 'daughter/Meiji silencing' bit, but I always felt that if something that different happened, the Kaoru/Yahiko/Sano concerned bits wouldn't have happened so similarly to canon.

Obviously, things like Shishio, Gohei, Raijuta and Megumi arcs would still happen, just in different ways. I always figured that delaying Kenshin's wanderings would end up bending the dates and therefore the storylines, so the arcs happening almost like in canon always made me frown a bit.

Thanks for permission, by the way, and if I end up posting it here, I'll let you know!


........... what.

And here I rant. )
fontech: (kyou mad - by <lj user=__pixicons>)
Mmkay. I usually don't do this but I've been pissed off majorly and I can't just sit quietly. I don't even care about language, which is... rare for me, to say the least.

Apologies for the length.

To the Readers )
fontech: (hitsu whut)
DOES NOT CONTAIN HARRY POTTER SPOILERS )
fontech: (ichigodotdotdot)
Okay, so, uh, today. Today was... yeah. I'm tired. And I'm sore. And I wanna keel over now but I WON'T because I've been looking forward to a night where I can relax.

...for a whole two hours. Woo, go me. ANYWAY!

I feel like I've accomplished nothing and had no free time to myself this week, O.o Working = suckage, money = yay, so I guess... suyak or something. Yeah, I'm tired, can you tell?

But hey, this is my LJ so once in a while I get to rant. And here's my rant of the... something. Yeah. Read and weep. Or something. I say that a lot... it's probably not even a rant. But whatever.

Same-Sex in Canada )

Eh, enough with that. Interesting way to end this...

Straight Preference
You scored 16 (-52 being completely gay, 0 being bisexual, and 52 being completely straight)

You are not exclusively heterosexual, but you prefer the opposite sex
over the same sex. While you might be willing to fool around with the
same sex to some extent, you would go all the way with the opposite
sex. If you are sexually inexperienced, it is possible that this could
change after you do some experimenting.



My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 45% on Orientation
Link: The Sexuality Spectrum Test written by tall_man_54 on OkCupid Free Online Dating


...I'm sooooo surprised. Really.
fontech: (sod off and die)
So I got a call from a family friend who was gonna check out a job opportunity for me. Apparently they're not interested. Reasoning?

I'm a woman.

.... well, no shit. If that isn't the most blatent case of sexism I've heard in ages... >.< at least they were honest about it. But still, that's flat-out rude.

Ah well. Nobody ever said this industry was easy on women. Actually, it's the opposite... just means I have to be more of a hardcore bitch, I guess.

*waves flag?*
fontech: (kyou mad - by __pixicons)
And now for something completely different. (Because I need something to ruin my good mood, obviously.)

omake )
fontech: (Default)
Mmk. First point - in a woodshop, SAFETY FIRST. Everyone is taught this. Seriously... everyone. Safety is the first thing you learn before even ENTERING a shop. When you're doing work that involves your hands being near large spinning blades, knowing safety procedures is a good thing. I would hope.

Some people don't understand this. Some people think it's a good idea to poke, or push, or run past, or bump into others who are using said blades.

Therefore, I will note that anyone who touches me while I'm using this equipment will swiftly lose whatever appendage/tool happens to have touched me, and then some. You may call me stiff, or too serious, or a bitch. I call myself one who wishes to keep her digits. (No, really. I find them quite useful.)

Example of Students-Who-Are-Hazards-in-and-of-Themselves:

Raf. From Persia. The stereotype that the smart kids are the foreign kids obviously doesn't apply. I am seriously getting THIS close to strangling him. It's... constant... headache... and it's killing me. Slowly. Painfully. Ai.

He tried to poke Heather with his tape measure yesterday while she was using the jointer. You know the jointer? Textbook says:

Jointer - a multipurpose tool for surfacing face, edge, and end grain. The cutterhead has three or four knives that rotate at about 4000-5000 RPM. The length of the cutterhead varies from 4"-12".

You use the jointer by pushing the wood overtop the cutterhead, pushing aside the guard as you go, to make one side of the wood flat. Our jointer is about 8". Would any of you REALLY want someone to startle you as you're using an 8" blade?!

Now, I grabbed the tape measure and held onto it until she was done, hoping (just hoping) he'd get the picture. But he kept trying to pull it back, and then got mad when I wouldn't let go. Excuse me?! Heather and I both chewed him out but did he care? No, of course not, because the woodshop is here to have FUN in. Heaven help those who actually want to work (and safely, for that matter).

There's another guy who adamantly refuses to wear safety glasses. I don't know about him, but when I'm at the band saw, have sawdust flying around my face, and my fingers are half an inch away from a spinning blade, I damn well want to have something protecting my eyes so I can see where my fingers are. You want to cut your fingers off? Cool. As a fic writer and an active member of HoP I'm all for good maulage. But I'd rather not see it in real life and you'd better believe I don't want it happening to me. I LIKE MY FINGERS.

Let's see... the point of all this is... more-or-less nothing, since telling people off never seems to work. So, dude from Finishing this morning? When you get that corrosive solvent in your eyes, I will laugh. Because I warned you. And Raf? Touch me, just touch me while I'm operating heavy machinery. I dare you too. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth... limb for limb.

Just think about it. >)

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