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Journal: ColdFusion Alert!

Journal by C0LDFusion
I know, many people have been puzzled by my sudden disappearance. I've just been busy posting and couldn't think of anything to mumble about. Anyway, here are some updates!

1) Graduation time! Thank God!
2) Anime convention! This weekend (June 13-15), I will be at Anime Mid Atlantic, my new hometown con. Katsucon has grown large, and I will still go to it, but my heart is in the smaller conventions, which AMA is. If you are going, you can see me very easily. First off, I'll be wearing a chicken on my head. Second, I'm hosting the Shoujo Anime panel on Saturday night around 11pm, after the Cosplay.
3) I'm moving! I'm going to move to Georgia soon, and I'm getting a job in Atlanta. Hopefully, it won't suck too much.
4) My car is fixed! It's in perfect running order!

I know, I know, you've been waiting a long time. I hope it satisfies!
Slashdot.org

Journal: "(Score:-1) by Anonymous Coward on ..." 2

Journal by C0LDFusion
Why are there so many professional Anonymous Cowards on slashdot? I mean, seriously, half the time, they exist only for the purpose of letting extremists (left or right-wing) vent their propaganda without damaging their karma.

I understand that some people use Anonymous Coward for when they get started on Slashdot. I spent a good week as one when I first found the place. But seriously, there is no good reason to allow it. It merely encourages trolling.

90% of the time you see a "Bush is a moron" post or other anti-government blather without logical reasoning, it's brought to you by an AC.


I'd honestly like to know if anyone's actually had several positive experiences with AC's. For every good one I have, I get 10 really bad ones.
United States

Journal: State of the Fusion Address 2

Journal by C0LDFusion
It's a sad state of affairs that we're involved in today. The world is nuts and noone seems to know why. Europe, a continent dominated by countries that were freed from the tyranny of oppressive regimes is now also a continent dominated by anti-American sentiment.

Now, seriously. Let's break it down like this: Europe hates that there's one superpower. And Europe hates that it has absolutely no say in the government of that superpower.

Europe has been working hard to create a superpower of its own. A continental superpower similar to that of the USSR; known as the EU. A good percentage of these countries are left-leaning and many have socialism in their governmental systems to a dramatic degree (far greater than our own welfare system).

However, not a single European government, or even all the governments combined, have the ability to influence US policy. Effectively, what the European nations seek is representation without taxation. It's another reason why they hate Bush as much.

More liberal presidents have allowed themselves to be easily swayed by European governments. It's because liberals and europeans share one thing in common: the belief that the U.S. owes the world something in exchange for building its economy with capitalism.

The liberal philosophy runs directly counter to the concept of capitalism. The idea that wealth should be redistributed, no matter how small, is still a violation of that concept. While small boosts are necessary for market correction, it shouldn't be the driving force. It's much like the Space Shuttle. You can use the thrusters to correct the Shuttle's direction, but you wouldn't want to try to take off with those thrusters.

Don't get me wrong, Europeans, I'm against this war. I don't stand with you blindly, however, because of the manner in which you behave and the automatic dismissal of anything Bush does. As well, I take issue with the way your press has treated Colin Powell in recent months.

Europe, you guys are groovy. France, I love the wine and the language is good. But you have no clue about when to go to war. Germany, I love your country all together. But given your history, I don't think you've gotten the ability to whine about countries invading others. Russia, your country kicks ass. Sure you got your asses handed to you by a bunch of ragtag Islamic fighters in a pissy province in the caucasus and...oh, wait. I see why you don't like the idea of an ally going to war in Iraq.

Can't we get along? I mean, come on. (A nod to Jimmy from Southpark).
Anime

Journal: OUTRAGE!

Journal by C0LDFusion
I finished watching "Sakura Diaries" recently. I didn't think I'd get into it like I did, but I fell in love with the cuteness of the series. I was worried when I picked it up (In the collector's edition DVD 2-disk), that it was a hentai series. It wasn't. It was somewhere between a girl's vision of romance, and a guy's version of romance.

The only letdown is the ending.


WARNING: SPOILER!
NOONE GETS THE HOOKUP!

What an anti-climactic ending for such a wonderful series.
The Almighty Buck

Journal: My Goal. 1

Journal by C0LDFusion
I am beginning to propagandize on my journal. My goal is to have the most read journal on Slashdot. Tell your friends, tell your family and comment constantly.

Even tell your socialist friends who hate capitalists, such as myself.
Privacy

Journal: End Game 6

Journal by C0LDFusion
I picked up my copy of the Washington Post today and checked the front headline. "Bush, Allies Give Diplomacy 24 More Hours".

This is it. The worldwide chess game begins. And the loser will be the U.S.A. And why do I say it? "C0ldFusion, I thought you argued FOR the war against all the socialist hippy foreigners and domestic Anti-American anarchists!" In my own way, I wasn't fighting FOR the war. I don't believe in this war, and I think it'll only hurt us.

However, I was fighting those who wish to hijack half-decent reasons against the war to cover up their own agendas. They are using reasons against the war because they hate America, or Capitalism (which America is a good example of), or Government all together. They don't really care about the war or the Iraqi civilians, they just want to obstruct anything the U.S. Government does, because right now it's being run by a Republican, and for Democrats to win, the U.S. has to be a failure. They've put themselves into the position that in order for them to win, the U.S. must lose.

But when a economic powerhouse fails, when a creditor nation fails, EVERYONE loses.


But anyway, back on point. This is the End Game of the U.S. And after this war, I'd give our country two futures, both will transpire in 5 years time.

Future #1: The U.S. Populace elects a democrat for president who promises to patch up our foreign relations and restore the economy. He succeeds because the economy will be decimated by the war's popular result, which caused an international boycott of American products. He succeeds on foreign relations by bootlicking every country, including Iran and Micronesia.

Future #2: G.W. gets re-elected. The U.N. becomes overall more Anti-American than ever, resulting in the expulsion of the U.S. The U.S. will be forced to fight against every nation in the world except Israel and Switzerland (both stay neutral), ending in the U.S. getting 0WNED.

Both futures suck. I'm already assuming Saddam won't make the proper gestures for peace, so it's a lock this war is happening.

I'm calling up the Japanese consulate. Maybe I can get a Visa...

UPDATE: Unable to acquire Japanese Visa. Seeking Visa from Mother Russia, because after all...In Soviet Russia, Visa get YOU.
Censorship

Journal: Peaceniks are Anonymous Cowards

Journal by C0LDFusion
I've noticed this four posts ago. Some dickweed decided to post an off-topic about Bush in the middle of a discussion on High-Tech Civilian Firearms. I decided to take his two little points against Bush, redirect into context and tell him to STFU for off-topic-ing.

Little did I know that 4 AC's would strike back with postings similar to each other with ad hominem insults.

Now, there was ONE who posted in a manner that required more IQ than AOL-Speak, and for that, I give props to Orthanc_duo (who, while being a peacenik for apparently the wrong reasons, didn't wuss out by going AC to make his points).

If peaceniks believe in their cause, they should be willing to argue for it in their name, rather than hiding behind an anon. If they feel their case is so poorly formed that they have to go anon and post 4 posts in order to create the illusion of a consensus against me, then it's apparent that few people agree with them, and they know it.
User Journal

Journal: To those new to my journal...

Journal by C0LDFusion
Welcome. Most likely, you were drawn here because of my .sig, or because I wrote something you loved or hated.

Don't try to find continuity. I just write about what catches my fancy. May it be a cool game, anime, or a fag0t country like France.

I also don't like anyone interested in wealth redistribution (socialists, communists, marxist, etc), because I believe in personal responsbility. I don't know how people mentally justify taking money from people who work hard and make good decisions. But maybe someday I'll become enlightened as to how rewarding sloth and stupid decisions aids our economy and society.
Games

Journal: Oh hell yeah!

Journal by C0LDFusion
Fuck yes. The gaming industry has made it. I've contemplated what "it" would be... and many times, I have been close to seeing "it". But, I finished considering what "it" was, and I bought Xenosaga: Episode I- "Der Wille zur Macht", a game long awaited. Little did I know that Xenosaga was going to be "it".

HOLY FUCK. XENOSAGA BITCHES YOU. AND YOU ENJOY IT. Yes. Xenosaga is what I've wanted from an RPG. Here are the details:

1) No random encounters. This is the "Chrono Trigger" element which made life good for me. Pick and choose when you wanna fight. Explore areas and feel free, not getting caught off guard.
2) Kick-ass graphics. My god. Xenosaga's graphics are amazing. I mean, they bitch the best I've ever seen.
3) Storyline. The most important part. Xenosaga is an 80-hour game. Yes, you read correctly. It's not a typo. 80(Eighty) hours. With over 30 hours of cinematic cutscenes. In games before, story lacked, and RPG makers covered it up with excessive random encounters (I'm looking at YOU, Square).
4) Main Character. Dude. Shion Uzuki is a woman. And she's not the typical Aeris type woman, nor is she the Lara Croft woman, and she isn't the Ami Mizuno [Sailor Moon] type, either. She's a mix. A smart woman who is strong, yet emotional. I haven't gotten far, but I already think she kicks ass.
5) Best of all, it's a series where they tell you IN ADVANCE that "Yes, there will be sequels." and with Episode I now setting the standard with the Xenosaga story, it can only get better.

I implore you to buy this game and support Namco for investing in its success. Do what I did, trade in all your old PSX games...trade in old DVD's...do what it takes! GET THE FUCKING GAME, d00d.


Updates on the game will be oncoming once I finish...
Censorship

Journal: France Sucks. 2

Journal by C0LDFusion
I've recieved this from a friend. It IS in fact a copy, excepting a few minor changes that make it more applicable and entertaining for friends of mine.

The complete military history of France:

-Gallic Wars: Lost. In a war that foreshadows the next 2000 years of French History, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
-Hundred Years War: Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertenly creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman."
-Italian Wars: Lost. France becomes the first and only country to lose two wars when fighting Italians.
-Wars of Religion: France goes 0-5-4 with the Huguenots.
-Thirty Years War: France is technically not a participant, but gets invaded anyway. Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her.
-War of Devolution: Tied.
-The Dutch War: Tied.
-War of the Augsberug League/King William's War/French and Indian War: Lost, but claimed as a tie. Three ties in a row causes Frogophiles the world over to label the period as the height of French military power.
-War of the Spanish Succession: Lost. The war also gave the French their first tast of a Marlborough, which they have loved ever since.
-American Revolution: In a move that will become familiar to future Americans, France claims a win, even through the English Colonists saw far more action. This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the Second Rule of French Warfare: "France only wins when America does most of the fighting."
-French Revolution: Won, primarily due to the fact that the opponent was also French.
-The Napoleonic Wars: Lost. Temporary victories (remember first rule!) due to leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a British footwear designer.
-Franco-Prussian War: Lost. German first plays tentacle monster to France's virgin schoolgirl.
-World War I: Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States. Thousands of French women what it's like to not only sleep with a winner, but one that doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, widespread use of condoms by American Forces forestalls any improvement of the French bloodline.
-World War II: Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and Britain just as they finish learning the Horst Wessel Song.
-War in Indochina: Lost. French forces plead sickness, take to bed with the Dien Bien Flu.
-Algerian Rebellion: Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare: "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.
-War on Terrorism: France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe. Attempts to surrender to Vietnamese ambassador fail after he takes refuge in a McDonalds.
The Media

Journal: "Your IQ must be this high to debate ColdFusion" 6

Journal by C0LDFusion
The following groups are now on my shit list:

1) Fascists
2) Anarchists
3) Socialists
4) Communists
5) Marxists
6) Anyone anti-Corporation simply because corporations have money and they don't.
7) People who look at about 5 fraud-ridden companies and conclude that the entire private sector (composed of several million companies) is corrupt.
8) Anyone who actually believes that taxes against non-individuals are not REALLY paid by individuals (either employees of a company or customers of a business).

I now refuse to debate anyone of these ideological groups in politics or the economy.

I call this the "Your IQ Must Be This High to Debate ColdFusion" system.

I call it this because I've simply determined that debating with these people with logic is impossible. Why is it impossible? Because they have a totally separate reality. They lack concepts in their mind that are required for intellegent discussions. Like the concept of ownership. If a person believes that no one really owns anything and everything belongs to the state, you can't discuss economy in the context of who owns what.

I invite any of the above listed to tell me why (I double-checked. Comments are Enabled.) their group IS capable of debating logically. Maybe I got your group wrong, and your philosophical point-of-view doesn't directly clash with reality.
User Journal

Journal: To the socialists and semi-socialist democrats out there... 2

Journal by C0LDFusion
I love every human being (except most ravers and movie theater managers). But this is my warning to you:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=55042&cid=5385133

Check it. I wrote this in response to a fucking neo-Stalin who was trying to anal on my friend, turkey.

This is my official notice. All people who think the rich aren't paying "their fair share" can shove it up their ass. Fuck, if you think that the flat 19% Income tax proposed by many people out there isn't "fair", then nothing will make you happy.

I don't like Income Tax. I think the idea of punishing people for making money is fucking GHEY.

Here's MY proposal:

1) End Income Taxation on all levels.
Income Taxation is a scheme designed to take money away from you for doing well. Eliminating Income Taxes would allow people to succeed on every level.

2) Institute a national 20% Sales Tax on all non-food and non-utility items.
Sales Taxes encourage savings and investment, rather than punishing it. Saving and investing money is an intellegent choice to make, and it benefits the economy. In addition, keeping people exempt from taxes on the basics of life, allows people to cover their living expenses without government intervention (at present, the income tax technically taxes money that goes into people's bill paying. Believing we should tax people's money before they even pay their basic expenses makes the value of a human's life very cheap. Readjusting taxation towards items unnecessary for basic subsistence increases the societal value of a human's life).

3) Make it impossible to increase sales tax rate without a national electoral (as in electoral college) referendum.
This creates a check and balance for the current trend of government to quid pro quo for their best friends. For example, Nancy Pelosi, democratic house minority leader recently gave $1 million to her friend in an appropriations bill. If you're against congressional abuse of power, you should agree that people should have the right and easy availability to see what congressional plans for taxpayer money will do to your immediate bottom line, and as the taxed you should have the right to choose whether you want your money spent that way.


I know it won't happen. It's too radical. And it makes too much damn sense. However, I think people here would agree that it would work.
Movies

Journal: Theater Fucks 1

Journal by C0LDFusion
HOLY SHIT. If you've been to a movie theater in the last three years, you'll know what I'm about to talk about. If not, you don't matter. Going to a movie theater blows, and heres why:

1) Buying your Tickets- Wait 20 minutes in line and miss your movie time, then it's $18 for you and your partner. $18? For me, that's a fucking Night on the Town.

2) Refreshments- Wait ANOTHER 20 minutes in line. $5 will get you a drink that is half the size of a Dixie Cup, so you pay $20 for two drinks that are reasonable (you'd pay $2 tops for them at 7-11) You have now paid out $38. Wish you went to Outback, don't you?

3) Seating- You usually can find a seat easily enough, but there is a federal law that makes it a felony to attempt to have a romantic evening unless there's a really tall and really fat guy blocking your view of the screen. The theater, ever helpful, will send out a complementary tall-and-fat dude to block the screen to ensure compliance. But the deals don't stop there. They even authorized him to add the "laugh out loud even during the touching scenes to ruin the mood" service for free! How nice.

4) ADS- After charging $38 for this experience, they now show TV ads to you. NOT PREVIEWS. These are before the previews, mind you. These are those ads for the US Army, and that Coca-Cola "Crappy-Ass Filmmaker Award"-winning film. They show this ticket-taker guy being all retarded and picked on, and then they act like because he blocks a bit of mustard from hitting this dense hot chick, that it's going to make her want to bang him. Yeah, right. And there's no doubt they recieved some form of monetary compensation off of this exploitation, but it never filters down to me, I guess...or maybe it does. If they didn't show the ads, it'd probably cost me $50 or something.

Stupid theater shit. Maybe if the movies didn't suck so much, they'd get more people and could lower prices, but I doubt they'd do it, no matter how much money they make.
Slashdot.org

Journal: Jesus!

Journal by C0LDFusion
An old post got modded like this:

Moderation Totals: Flamebait=3, Troll=1, Redundant=1, Funny=2, Underrated=1, Total=8

It's pretty cool. I've never had so many mod points used on one post.
Anime

Journal: Anime Conventions and Dances

Journal by C0LDFusion
Before I begin, I'll lay down this: Anime Conventions are the reason I stay alive. If it were not for Anime Conventions and the possibility of going to them, I might possibly commit suicide. And anime con dances are sacred to me.
Why are they sacred? Because Anime Con Dances used to the be only dances I could go to and dance badly and be able to pass it off successfully with a "I meant to do that". No judgementalism, no rudeness, just pure good times.

Now, to my gripe.

This rant is brought to you by the individuals who took over my last few convention dances. The ravers who think they are wanted. They bring their glowsticks to the con dances, and they force people into circles, and then they run the whole show as if they are staff.

Until Katsucon 8 I was fine with ravers. I didn't hang with them, they didn't hang with me, and nary a harsh word passed between us. That has changed.
I HATE RAVERS.
Ravers, there is a time and a place for everything, and it's called college. If you wanna pop E and suck nitrous, that's your decision. But when you want to take over 2 whole convention dances and make it into a farce of glowsticks and breakdancing, I get pissed.
KEEP YOUR SUCKY TECHNO RAVER BS TO YOURSELVES.
At Anime Conventions, we should dance to Anime music. At a rave, you can go do whatever the hell it is you trashy little angst-wannabes want to do.

Now, let's head to Webster's for a definition of "Raver":
Raver(n) [Ray-VER]: A spoiled rich kid who wants to be a goth without being unpopular. Ecstacy Addict.

As I plan to go to Katsucon 9, I'm discussing things with the security head and the con chair about patrolling the dances this time around, and there will be confiscations of those glow-stick nunchucks and other swingy toys. This con will not be ruined by ravers, and if it is, I'm going to get REALLY pissed, and when I get pissed, enemies get hurt.

Thank you and God Bless.

Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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