First off, I'd like to kick my own ass for agreeing to do fucking 12 hour shifts. It is now 2:15 and I am a third of the way though my shift. I'd like to kill myself now please. AAAAAAAAAAAAAH.
So in hate for 12 hour shifts, I'm going to rant like a mofo, because I have a bigass bottle of juice (unrelated to ranting, but damn it is delish) and nothing else better to do.
Recently I hear there was some stupid boycott on LJ. I don't know the whole shebang, but apparently it boils down to 2 main points: 1) Livejournal is banning the use of words like "sex", "homosexuality", "drugs", etc from use as interests and 2) All free accounts created after X date will have ads in them. I will address these separately.
As for issue 1, I think people are getting their stupid internet panties in a twist about ABSOLUTELY NOTTTHINNGG. So what if you can't put "sex" as an interest in a blog? Hell, I can see tons of logic to it. One reason being that there are a lot of underaged individuals using livejournal, and there should be really no reason for them to be able to click on interest "sex" or whatever, and get themselves in a shitload of trouble. I'm not taking the evangelical route by saying RAH RAH RAH NO SEXUAL EDUCATION. What I'm saying is that I know when I was 14 I was doing things on the internet that I shouldn't have been doing. When you're 14 you think you're hot shit and that you're invincible. I know this is going to sound hella paranoid, but do we really need another way for internet pedophiles to look up young teens on livejournal? I think the answer is no. No matter how much you don't use your real name, lie about where you live, your ISP number will give your location away. Also, in my head, if you really need to discuss your love on bondage and shit, why don't you make your journal friends only and invite your friends to be on your flist and talk about your interests there. Why does the whole world need to know?
For issue number 2, it's pretty short and sweet: Stop expecting a massive amount of shit from a free account. Everyone wants something for nothing nowadays and it fucking pisses me off. OMG SO WHAT IF THERE ARE ADS ON YOUR ACCOUNT. SHIT, THE WORLD IS OVER. You know what you do with ads if they're there? YOU IGNORE THEM. You don't have to click them, it's completely voluntary. So what if your buddies have to scroll down a whole extra inch to read your entries? YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT FOR FREE. STFD.
I'M OVER IT.