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Bitter Sea Light

January 2nd, 2011

Kelvin has been demodded for a week's time.

http://forum.fanfiction.net/topic/61196/36048293/31/#36273002

1/2/2011 . Edited 1/2/2011 #151
Kokoyumi

*heaps praise upon Blake for shiny new shield*

1/6/2011 #152
Georgasaurus

7th of January, 2011

First off, I'm back at uni so I can visit the library to say hi. Laptop is still broken. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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OK, now down to business. I've noticed in the Ask LU thread that quite a few of you flipped out a newbie for making a rape joke. While I can understand why people would be pissed off by the unfunny joke, this sort of behaviour is not acceptable.

To me it is a perfect display of double standards. How often do we use the phrases 'my eyes were raped', 'raping English/grammar/spelling', or even 'caps rape?' Have any of you ever berated another LU member for using such terms, even though they do fall under the definition of rape jokes? No, you haven't, or at least I haven't seen it happen. A newbie, on the otherhand, is an easy picking. They have no friends here, no drama will really be caused if they are shouted at and treated unfairly, and let's be honest, no one really gives a shit about them.

I don't care how offended you are by a rape joke; if you wouldn't shout at me or any other LUer for a rape joke, or if you only choose to be offended by certain rape jokes/phrases, keep a civil tongue in your head.

A quick definition:

The term double standard, coined in 1912, refers to any set of principles containing different provisions for one group of people than for another, typically without a good reason for having said difference. A double standard may take the form of an instance in which certain concepts (often, for example, a word, phrase, social norm, or rule) are perceived as acceptable to be applied by one group of people, but are considered unacceptable—taboo—when applied by another group.

Basically, the lot of you treated the joke uttered by the newbie as the worst thing to happen since the Holocaust. Had I said it or another LU reg had said it, there may have been some mutterings, but nowhere near as much an explosive reaction. It's unfair and I dislike such predatory behaviour. Cut that shit out, yo.

But let's bring this back to double standards. If you want to be offended by rape, then go you. I applaud your morals (no sarcasm). However, be offended by all of it and by everyone, not just what you pick and choose. Unless you like looking like a massive hypocrite, of course, in which case...

Carry on.

G~

1/7/2011 #153
Sextuple Covalent Mo2 Bond

January 23, 2011~

Forum reaches 200,000 posts~

1/22/2011 #154
Georgasaurus

3rd of February, 2011

New thread about nostalgia. You're welcome~

http://forum.fanfiction.net/topic/61196/37803608/1/

2/3/2011 #155
Bitter Sea Light

March 10th, 2011

Jess' laptop is royally screwed again. :/

3/10/2011 #156
Georgasaurus

In lecture so don't have a lot of time.

If anyone sees Evie today, check she's alright (given the tsunami caused by the Japanese earthquake heading towards Indonesia, according to the BBC), and then let Maria know.

That is all. Thanks~

3/11/2011 #157
Georgasaurus

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

For anyone who wants to keep updated. It's British, but it's Live coverage at your computer~

3/11/2011 #158
Georgasaurus

I'll be updating a post of mine through editing (so you won't receive email alerts) in the Announcement Thread regarding the Japanese Earthquake (and international aftermath/implications/aid). This will reduce spam and stop LK sulking, but I can keep sharing the 'news' from the updates on the BBC website. Post will take into consideration the help that will be sent from various countries, death toll, 'missing toll', explanations on the science behind the disaster (including nuclear power plants), and the declared 'Nuclear Emergency' in Japan. Timezone is British (GMT).

http://forum.fanfiction.net/topic/61196/26250593/25/#39494453

3/11/2011 . Edited 3/11/2011 #159
Georgasaurus

Japanese earthquake/tsunami coverage has been moved to the new News Thread.

http://forum.fanfiction.net/topic/61196/39504502/1/

3/11/2011 #160
Aquaman52

March 25, 2011

The Literate Union is the second largest forum in the general section, behind only The Domain.

3/25/2011 #161
Georgasaurus

My laptop is fixed! 8D

3/26/2011 #162
Bitter Sea Light

I will not be available from May 11 till 14.

That's because he'll be with me in Estonia for the fourth time. :3 That's right, guys and gals, I've been dating him for a year and a half now. Feel free to go 'FREAKING FINALLY!', 'ZOMG, NO WAI!' or 'Meh,' but don't go clogging this thread, yeah? 03

Also, since I didn't know what to write and told Jess about this, she dared me to say this: 'I totally hit that. Yeah.' (Sorry, love. She made me do it. 03)

So, yeah, I'll be away from May 12th (since I won't be doing any travelling this time) to 14th as well.

And now you know~ :D

5/3/2011 #163
Jebbykins

Oh, man. I can't even imagine Kelvin in bed.

5/3/2011 #164
Kokoyumi

And now you know~ :D

'Meh,'

5/3/2011 #165
The Pirate on Wheels

And now you know~ :D

'ZOMG, NO WAI!'

5/3/2011 #166
Shanrock

That's because he'll be with me in Estonia for the fourth time. :3 That's right, guys and gals, I've been dating him for a year and a half now. Feel free to go 'FREAKING FINALLY!', 'ZOMG, NO WAI!' or 'Meh,' but don't go clogging this thread, yeah? 03

THE TIN MAN HAS A HEART AFTER ALL! :3

5/3/2011 #167
piewacket

May 5th, 2011 -- Starting at 12AM May 6th US Pacific Time we will be performing a scheduled upgrade to the review database. During this estimated 6 hour maintenance window, select features will be disabled in the login area and new reviews submitted during this period will not be visible until the completion of the upgrade.

Prepare for site-wide glitches! 5/5/2011 #168
St. Elsewhere
...Wait. So, that's not a joke? You're actually dating Kelvin?
5/8/2011 #169
Bitter Sea Light

...Wait. So, that's not a joke? You're actually dating Kelvin?

*laughs* I wouldn't joke with something like that and so wouldn't he~ :P

5/8/2011 #170
Ramenluver

"That's because he'll be with me in Estonia for the fourth time. :3 That's right, guys and gals, I've been dating him for a year and a half now. Feel free to go 'FREAKING FINALLY!', 'ZOMG, NO WAI!' or 'Meh,' but don't go clogging this thread, yeah? 03"

Holy crap. o.O' This is the gold I miss when I'm gone for months at a time.

May 12, 2011: I comes teh lurk in your chats again. :K

5/11/2011 #171
Bitter Sea Light

*tackles* Welcome back, Raven~ :D

5/13/2011 #172
wach

There is a function on the right-hand side of your toolbar called 'Page.' If you select the option called 'Save,' you can save entire pages without hassle. This may be useful in terms of backing up any important inbox messages in your PM box.

Saving entirely too long pages: ( In regards to Lord Kelvin )

http://tinypic.com/r/33cbwv9/7 Firefox

http://tinypic.com/r/i2ndyc/7 Internet Explorer

http://tinypic.com/r/333akgn/7 Google Chrome

In regards to the length of the webpage you can send, I've saved pages upwards of 600 total pages. Just be careful, as this may freeze your laptop / computer. Have fun, and remember that FFN is in no way shape or form reliable~!

5/26/2011 . Edited 5/26/2011 #173
Aquaman52

Messages stored in the old PM system prior to 5/27/2011 are accesible via the PM archive link for 60 days of this announcement or until 7/27/2011. After July 27th, messages stored in the old system will be removed.

Right. Because everyone reacted so calmly and agreeably the last time PMs were deleted on a massive scale.

Guess I'll be going on a screencap spree again.

5/27/2011 #174
Elizabeth Burke

At least there's a warning this time.

5/28/2011 #175
St. Elsewhere

31-5-2011

Fanfiction changed the login area.

DO NOT WANT.

5/31/2011 . Edited 5/31/2011 #176
Aron

31-5-2011

Fanfiction changed the login area.

DO NOT WANT.

I like it!

5/31/2011 #177
Bitter Sea Light

May 31st, 2011

Franz has been banned for two days for not keeping things suitable for teens.

5/31/2011 . Edited 5/31/2011 #178
Kokoyumi

Tomorrow begins almost two full weeks of AD-free posting. Enjoy.

6/15/2011 #179
piewacket

Tomorrow begins almost two full weeks of AD-free posting. Enjoy.

Enjoy yourself, AD. Be sure to drink lots of water. Heat exhaustion and dehydration tend to sneak up on people here.

6/15/2011 #180
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