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07 July 2007 @ 11:00 pm
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I would like to show you a videoclip that started out merely as promotion of European cinema but has already attracted an inordinate amount of controversy. Why? Just watch:

These scenes are taken from critically acclaimed films, and yet some people are calling the video "porn" and protesting against it.

So, this post is meant just to demonstrate my support of free artistic expression. It's high time everybody realized that quality does not directly depend on content.

PS: If the icon I am currently using seems familiar to you when you watch the clip, then yes, that's it. Enjoy!

Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: 'It's Sad' - Hyde
See you later, instigator: Bad Education3oudeteron on July 14th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
I suppose you're right. My own experience with this is pretty much the same, so I really have no reason not to trust you on this. *sighs*

And that's still so horrible to think you could get fired for something that's totally harmless in itself. I'm sure teachers who rant about some conservative moral principles would never be in danger because of what they preach!
remeciel: thé vertremeciel on July 15th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
That's a horrible truth to deal with, really. I think I could change people's POVs if I can bring them clearly and seriously arguments to talk about, but... let's say this week-end for instance learn me wrong again. :/ (and it wasn't about homosexuality or bisexuality at all, it was just about travelling in another country.)

I learn something out of all this as for my job: the less people know about me, the better it is.

See you later, instigator: RoadSign (by yellow_dusk).oudeteron on July 15th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
What, you mean you've talked to someone who was biased against travelling abroad? That's just absurd. Pretty much everyone travels these days! But then again, I can't say I've never met anyone who hated travelling, either. I really don't know what those people think they're doing by shutting themselves away from a chance to experience new things.

Anyway, it truly is better for some people to know as little about you as possible. How else would I deal with some of my classmates, after all?
remeciel: Larmesremeciel on July 16th, 2007 09:40 am (UTC)
Not exactly biased (quite the contrary), but I couldn't express my opinion as for the dangers of travelling in some cases. It was just... that I hated when the person in front of me kept cutting my sentences and didn't care about my POV.
So, if in such situations, as for general subjects such as travelling, people are not willing to hear me, I won't bother to start arguing at all. :/

I don't know about you, but my school years weren't the best at all. It was only at uni that I could truly express myself without being considered as weird. I think it's the only place so far where I felt at ease.
See you later, instigator: Toshioudeteron on July 16th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
Oh, I see. That's really annoying if you're trying to make a point but the other person won't even let you get to it. It's really no use to argue in this case, I guess. I'd like to know some tactic that would help against this...

My school years have been bad for the most part, too. I don't pay attention to it anymore, but I think half the class I'm in is still hostile towards me for some reason. It used to really bother me because I couldn't figure out what I'd done wrong, but in the end I understood that you don't have to actually do anything to make some people hate you. Now I'm content with the friends I have at school (since I know we'd be friends even if we didn't attend the same school together) and don't give a damn about those who still think they just have to dislike me. If they want to go on hating someone who doesn't care at all, they have only their own stupidity to blame. xD
remeciel: Hogwarts Libraryremeciel on July 16th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
You don't know how many times I tried to start a conversation and how many times I was cut. Then, I just gave up and watched TV.

Same thing here. When I was a teenager (second or their year at high-school), half of the class was hostile to me. Don't ask me why, some people just like to dislike others when they are willing to waste their time. *g*

Now, I'm saying that, but I used to dislike someone when I was studying Japanese and who was in the same class as I. I had no reason whatsoever to dislike her. I think I had a good intuition, though: when she was pregnant (during her studies and though she was barely 19... poor son of hers!), she kept on smoking. *headdesk*
See you later, instigator: Happy Together (by hdgotham)oudeteron on July 16th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes it saves a lot of energy if you just don't bother.

Looks like our school years really are a bit similar. I guess this is something that always happens at school - someone has to play the victim to the class as a whole. But when I made it clear I wasn't willing to even count myself as a part of the class if that shit continued, the situation got somewhat better. Hey, I'm at school to study and see the friends I actually have there.

Ugh, some people have no responsibility. If she's not willing to quit smoking, she must know it affects the child nowadays! I just don't get why anyone would ruin their life chain themselves to parental duties even before they turn twenty. What a horrid idea... *shudders*
remeciel: Irlanderemeciel on July 17th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
I wasn't as smart as you at that time. *g*
Being in high-school was a torture for me. I was really glad when it was all over. I guess being a teenager implies being in a group, and I didn't belong to any - of so, it was the manga club. ;)

Well, as far as I know, her son is asthmatic right now and has a lot of problems as for breathing. How surprising. I was so shocked when I saw her smoking though she was pregnant! many women just stop smoking when they bear a child, of course, knowing what could happen to the fetus...
Yes, I think that smoking is an idiotic habit.
See you later, instigator: Toshioudeteron on July 17th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll be more than happy when this whole high school ordeal is over for me, too! I think you're right about the issue with having to be in some group, which of course is something I just won't do unless it's a group I actually want to be in. The more 'popular' people at school tend to expect everyone to adore them, I guess. Yeah, right. *rolls eyes*

Ugh, I could bet that now she realizes what a stupid thing it was to smoke during pregnancy. It's awful that her own habit (probably) ended up causing her son such serious problems with his health. I can understand she if was stressed at the time...but then she shouldn't have had the child at all. I don't judge smoking as long as it doesn't harm others that much, but this really is horrible...
remeciel: Lilyremeciel on July 17th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
The way societe works is funny. See, at school, some depend on their popularity because they must belong to the right group, and if they go to uni, this pattern is broken...
But then once they've got a job, it's starting all over again! I had a bad experience on a very specific job, and the high school nightmare started all over again!

If only it wasn't all about her, I wouldn't care about her smoking. But her son... just because of her.. just because she wasn't willing to stop! that's so stupid and immature.

See you later, instigator: Happy Together (by hdgotham)oudeteron on July 17th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
So true. I've been told it would be the same as in high school in most jobs and that I should just "shut up and blend in" or something. Well, it's really no wonder if people get so used to this same bloody pattern at school! For now, I'm just looking forward to finally going to university. Who knows what will come afterwards...

Yeah, I think you're right about that. Another reason why people just shouldn't have kids at any cost. How does she expect to take care of an asthmatic son now?
remeciel: Shootng starremeciel on July 17th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Ah, the infamous blending among the herd? This is definitely not something someone should ask to an artist. ;))

... and with a husband at that time who'd rather play video games than looking for a real job. Poor, poor kid!
See you later, instigator: Bad Education2oudeteron on July 17th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Mwahaha, I fully agree with that! Herds are not for me, either. xD

Oh my, that family is honestly made of failure. Not that there's anything wrong with video games, but still.
remeciel: Lilyremeciel on July 17th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
yes, we'd rather look like the black sheep of the herd. *g*

Oh, I do love video games a lot...
... But he wasn't a very responsible man at all. :/
See you later, instigator: Toshioudeteron on July 17th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
And we'd be actually enjoying that situation by the looks of it. ^_^

Having a kid with a nineteen-year-old doesn't really speak of responsibility, that's right. He should have just stuck with the video games, eh? XD
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