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I Wonder

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Sep 22 2012 · 309 views

How many times members have to go over the same issue over and over again when the end result is always B6 coming in and closing it down.

If it's a touchy, real-world subject that is closely tied to religion and politics, it's best to leave it alone. Part of the reason I never bothered to read any of those entries. I still haven't, actually, but I've got a good feeling that I'm guessing correctly.

I know all this from experience. Discussion is good, but when it gets too close to home on BZP, kill it before it gets out of hand.


Swearing is SPAM

Posted by LewaLew , in Work/School, BZPower Sep 21 2012 · 620 views

Continuing my rant about the issues with video games, I came upon a few secular reasons why no one should swear. Like, ever. Even around adults and teens.

Firstly, swearing is SPAM. SPAM, as we all know, are Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages. Many curse words have had perfectly decent meanings at some point, but no longer do since they've been transformed into swears. Others have meanings, but they also have 'clean' synonyms that work just as well. As Tillius described, they have no meaning. They are only meant to be offensive, and habitual or not, they are stupid, because they have no meaning. They are pointless because of the fact that they are stupid. A word without a meaning adds nothing to a sentence, unless you are trying to purposefully insult another person. (And there's no way that is ever right to do. I don't care how bad the service was, I'm just a grunt at a fast food restaurant, I don't need to have you spit swears in my face because you didn't get everything you wanted because you were talking on your phone instead of taking three seconds to check your screen. Sorry. Wanted to blow steam there a second. :P )

Anyhow, back to the subject. Because they have no meaning, swear words are stupid. Because they add nothing to the sentence, they are pointless, and thirdly, they are annoying because they are unnecessary.

Really, there are some movies that the only reason they get PG ratings is because of swear words. Now, granted, this is totally relative. What's annoying to me would not be annoying to someone who grew up around swearing. Nonetheless, these would be entertaining films that I could watch with my little sisters, and though they may get bored of it because they don't understand, the older of my younger sisters and brother would still enjoy it.

Another example is the one I used before. Arkham City is an amazing game in almost every way. (My personal favorite part was fighting Mr. Freeze in Story Plus, harder, yet less stressful since I didn't need to wait for the Batcomputer info to show up the second time around.) However, the swearing is the main part of the game that makes it annoying for me to go through. The thugs, in particular, can be funny without swearing ("It's not like he has a reputation for breaking out of traps and smashing people's faces. Oh, yeah, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE DOES!") but so often they do not. Look at this (probably not exact) quote:

What's next. Arkham County? Arkham Country? Big-%*&# Arkham World?

Granted, he's a thug. A goon, bad guy, punk, hood, crook, thief, murderer, etc. But somehow the DCAU managed to get away from swear words and still make a compelling story with thugs who were still goons, bad guys, punks, hoods, crooks, thieves, murderers, etc. Curse words are totally unnecessary, and therefore, to me and others of like mind, annoying.

I don't think I need to go into the last letter to finish my point. Curse words are SPAM.

But I have another reason besides SPAM that swearing ought to just be gotten rid of. It's juvenile. "Juvenile?" you might say, "But swearing is offensive to people because it's something only mature people ought to know anything about." But you heard right the first time.

'Mature' does not refer to the stuff you see in M-rated games. 'Mature' refers to a style of behavior. A mature person does not behave like a child. When in a disagreement over, say, the last slice of birthday cake, a juvenile will fight, shout, argue, push, and shove to get what he wants. In the same situation, a mature person would realize the unimportance of what's at stake, and offer it to the other person, or simply let them choose whether to take it or not.

Now, to explain why swearing is juvenile. BZPower's Comedies forum rules/guidelines (though I do not advise going to the comedies forum to find maturity. :P ) has a rule against the following

"Potty humor." Scatological stuff, like jokes about flatulence or defecation, are on the other end of the spectrum, namely that they're way too immature for BZPower. There are kids here, but let's not treat each other like fools. Respect!

"Yeah. So?" you say. Well, consider it. Why do mischievous kindergarteners think potty humor is funny. *crickets* Anyone?

It's because they know it's taboo, and disgusting. Toilet humor, and words involving what people do in the bathroom is a kindergartener's version of a swear word. And just because they're not "official" swears does not make them 'clean'. When one of your coworkers tells a dirty joke, sure, it may be something only adults would know about, but it's just as immature and tasteless as a little kid on the playground making some foul joke about what happened at potty time. And potty humor is also stupid, pointless, and annoying, even in its mildest form. (See the grand epic "Toilet Tahu" for what I mean)

My point is that under any situation, cursing is aggravating to others, and a sign of immaturity to those that use them.

EDIT: I would also describe it as disrespectful to whoever you are talking to. Going back to the Comedies Forum Standards:

There are kids here, but let's not treat each other like fools. Respect!

Because we are (mostly) all mature, we should be able to treat each other as adults who have a vocabulary that expands beyond four letters per word.

Especially when you go through the drive-through at Mickey D's.


Answer LewaLew

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Sep 19 2012 · 305 views

Why is there suddenly a bevy of Ask Me entries again?

And do you dream about farm aminals?


The Three Wittwe Wefewence Keepews

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Sep 12 2012 · 197 views

Once upon a time, anyone who read this blog entry visited the staff page, and read LewaLew's new staff blurb.




Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Sep 05 2012 · 409 views
legoland, reporter, news
For the first time since being transferred, I have done something useful!

LEGO Catalogs/Mags Arriving

LEGOLAND Florida teases Star Wars Expansion

And now the weather...


Colbert Reporter Newb

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Sep 03 2012 · 250 views

Never actually seen the show, but I thought, whatevah.

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Oh, and happy Labor Day.



Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Aug 30 2012 · 278 views

Since I can't seem to find the reporter newb banner:

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EM Epic

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Aug 30 2012 · 166 views

Before the upgrade downtime, I started an Expanded Multiverse epic that I never finished, due to not knowing where to take it next. I'm thinking about starting it back up again, but if I do, I want to be sure I can both do a good job and actually finish the silly thing. Yet my schedule is limited and I'm going to be leaving BZPower when school starts next year.

My main reason for considering it is that a couple nights ago I thought of a terrific ending, but it would only work if I was able to make a compelling peak earlier in the story, and do some other character development that, in case I do continue, I would rather not divulge right now. Another problem is that I have a character and side storyline I really don't need, and I think it might work better without it, but I hate to cut out an entire character simply because my story changed paths from when I started it. And if I did so, I would also have to change the title. And then there's that whole problem finishing what I start.

I think writing fiction is far harder for me than non-fiction. My sister has more talent in fiction.


LewaLew, Mild-Mannered Reporter for BZP

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Aug 29 2012 · 307 views
reporter, reference keeper and 2 more...
In case you haven't heard about the Staff Realignment, the Reference Team is being disbanded, and those of us who are alive are being moved to new groups, namely TLH to FA and I to Reporter.

On the one side, I'm sorry to see the reference staff go. I still think we could have done more, even with our tough schedules in Real Life. On the other hand, my final year on BZP will be spent in a new position, and I think it'll be fun. We'll see.

P.S. If anyone remembers how to find the staff noob banners, please remind me.


New Banner

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower, Baseball Aug 28 2012 · 474 views
banner, caption contest and 2 more...
Sorta' hearkens back to the caption contests. Still one of my favorite baseball photos.

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"Hey. Kid. Buzz off. Can't you see we grown-ups are busy?

EDIT: Waitaminute, is that Sgt. Schultz between Darth Quade and Riggleman?

My Picture

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The Bookshelf

Bzpower Members' Teams

Here, the favorite teams of all the BZPower members I can find are listed. If you'd like me to add you, please comment in the Official Favorite MLB Teams Entry of the BaseBlog. I will try to add you as soon as possible.

National League

Central Division

Chicago Cubs: LewaLew, 55555, What?, Megan51, Makuta Jarvan

Cincinnati Reds: None

Pittsburgh Pirates: WERE DOING THIS

Milwaukee Brewers: Cherixon, Than the Moa

St. Louis Cardinals: Toa Onarax, Toaman25
West Division

San Francisco Giants: Nuju Metru, Iro, Great being Velika

Los Angeles Dodgers: None

Colorado Rockies: Shadix, Alpha123, xccj

Arizona Diamondbacks: Progenitus Worldsoul

San Diego Padres: thoron

East Division

Philadelphia Phillies: Akuna Toa of Sonics, Legolover-361, Sir Dr. Mr. Count Celu MD

New York Mets: Bambi

Atlanta Braves: None

Miami Marlins: None

Washington Nationals: None

American League

Central Division

Minnesota Twins: Zakitano, Takuma Nuva, Zerothemaster

Detroit Tigers: None

Cleveland Indians: Aho-Chan

Kansas City Royals: None

Chicago White Sox: terminallyCapricious

West Division

Texas Rangers: Rarity, tent163phantoka

Los Angeles Angels: thebeggarpie

Oakland Athletics: None

Seattle Mariners: Kakaru, Toa Kaithas, Swert
Houston Astros: Flaredrick: Forgotten One

East Division

New York Yankees: Captain Marvel, Kylus, Toa 11, Zarayna

Boston Red Sox: Chro, Iskandar

Toronto Blue Jays: Blade: Hero of Truth

Baltimore Orioles: Princess Grr (That's the Smeaginator, if he has another name change sometime again)

Tampa Bay Rays: Sumiki

2nd Favorites

Nuju Metru: New York Yankees

Iro: Oakland Athletics

WERE DOING THIS: New York Yankees

Zerothemaster: Colorado Rockies
Toa Onarax: Boston Red Sox
xccj: Seattle Mariners
Kakaru: Colorado Rockies
Flaredrick: Forgotten One: Texas Rangers
Great being Velika: Oakland Athletics

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I'm LewaLew, former BZPower RK, former Reporter, and former unofficial baseball blogger. Once, this blog served as the home of my primarily baseball-related musings. Now that I'm in college, I have little time for baseball and BZPower, so it sits here idle except for an occasional visit on my part. Please enjoy or cringe at what you read from my past, and if you'd like, go ahead and comment in the favorite baseball teams entry so that the next time a blue moon rolls around and I visit, I can add you to that content block.

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For those of you who don't know (which would mean everyone but Aho-Chan and Sumiki) the BaseBlog is beyond a blog, this is beyond baseball it's a blog that focuses on the great American sport of baseball. The idea of a baseball themed blog has actually been in the works by me ever since Super Bowl XLIV, when Aho-Chan posted a blog entry asking if anyone besides himself didn't care for the Super Bowl, to which I suddenly got the idea of a baseball-themed blog so I could talk about my favorite sport without waiting for someone else to post in the Official Baseball Topic in the Completely Off Topic forum.

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