What annoys you the most? Doesn't have to be SCP related, could be anything at all. people, things, phrases, people, anything. I honestly can't find anything I'm annoyed by, outside of excessive 1337 5P34K… Donlan comics… waiters that sit down with you while you order… Wednesdays… and the overly excessive length of the SCP-914 experiment log.
The log is being worked on.
Pointless hate, greed, hypocrites, selfish jerks, people wanting to control what other people do/see/think/like/say/eat/etc, injustice, people who spell the word 'the' with an 'a' instead of an 'e', finding out that facebook is probably tracking every bit of web surfing we do, water and mice for their horrifying damage potential against innocent houses, rude, arrogant, violent, antisocial people, being cold, companies that discontinue items you love and have been buying so that it suddenly vanishes from store shelves like blue pepsi did (RIP), greed, being allergic to things, youtube, everything in the goddamn world being deliberately designed for obsolescence these days instead of things we used to be able to fix when they broke, videogame and book and movie companies all deciding to write their own 'laws' in the form of EULA licenses that we're forced to "agree" to without even having seen them *after* purchasing a product if we want to, say, use that thing we just bought, did I mention greed yet, the 'me' generation, not being able to sleep, having to wake up to PEE for the love of God when I've just gotten to sleep, pretty much 95% of everything on tv and the radio and in the newspapers.
Dude maybe you should breathe for a moment, maybe. All that hate must be exhausting.
Living the dream, or dreaming the life?
Games that I just KNOW are cheating me out of winning because they know that I'm trying to have a good time but they're all like "No way bro you can't have fun with me" and I'm like "Dude you're a video game you can't tell me what to do" and they're like "Well yeah but I'm Pokemon Pinball and guess what you know that really awesome Articuno you're trying to catch well BAM STUCK IN THE BUMPERS" and I'm like "YOU JERK WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO ME" and then the game is like "AND GUESS WHAT YOU'RE OUT OF PIKACHU CHARGE SO YOU LOSE YOUR BALL OH WELL GUESS YOU GET TO START OVER" and I'm like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" and then I throw the game on the floor and feel remorse for my actions so I try to turn it back on but the screens aren't displaying properly so now I have a broken DS because Pokemon Pinball decided to cheat and I know it was cheating because I was there.
Also, I'm annoyed by the excessive amount of "internet culture" that's apparently becoming trendy and popular. It's like hearing a comedian tell a joke, then watching a large group of people re-tell the joke poorly and take credit for it.
The most rational man on earth, ladies and gentlemen.
The post is just ridiculous enough for me to assume it's a parody.
I dunno, I know a lot of people who yell at their games. Hell, I've busted up my TV once or twice while playing Xbox.
You know, I keep reading your name as "Fantern" instead of "Fantem". Somehow I like that name better in ways :P
Ah yes, Fantern. That brings me back. On some other site, someone tried to be my evil gay twin under that name, which was funny. Even if it was a troll attempt, I found myself laughing.
Hell, I've busted up my TV once or twice while playing Xbox.
Dude, that's like, a temper problem.
While I occassionally swear at a game, breaking shit up just feels wrong, because it cost money that I or my family had to work for.
It's mostly parody, but my DS really is suffering screen problems. It wasn't anything I intentionally did, though (you let your young nephew play with it and suddenly the screen poops out on it? Totally not suspicious, amirite?)
Hey, Listen. Hey, Listen. People have scrawled that phrase on walls in blood.
In all seriousness, I can't stand when I'm really engrossed in a book and people try to bother me with their inane mutterings. Can they not see that I am involved in something much more interesting?
Hmm. I'll give one real life example and one SCP example. Real life: when someone insists that duty/law/tradition has merit and should be upheld simply because it is duty/law/tradition (or, on the hippie flipside, that it is bad because it is duty/law/tradition). I am pretty sure that encompasses every pet peeve and rage button that I possess, from social expectations to religious controversy.
BBC's Sherlock embodies some of my greatest frustrations with mundane life, too. Although (apparently) saying, "How I envy you— your mind is so placid, straight-forward. Barely used." will get you smacked in real life.
For SCPs, there's everyone's giant list of pet peeves— but I have a particular dislike of 1) clowns, which I do not find creepy or remotely frightening in the least, and 2) animals that just behave like other organisms. Like crabs that imitate an already-existing virus or parasite. It isn't creepier just because they are crabs/spiders/whatever. I'm a stickler for the "Mother Nature probably does it better" rule.
You can add that to my list of annoyances. 'Scary' clowns. I like clowns. They're just trying to bring joy to the world; why you gotta make them mass murderers?
Giving bearhugs to the unsuspecting since 1872.
I always view the clown as a more tragic figure, honestly. I get the impression that people who actually choose a career in being a clown are gentle souls who want to make kids happy, but they have to fight back against the current negative cultural impression of them. I don't like clowns either but there's something tear-jerking to think of how it must feel to be a simply kind person with a quirky interest in something that used to be joyful before we got cynical about it. One of these days we're going to sneer at the guy who goes to kid's hospitals in his homemade batman costume. :<
^ This exactly.
Even as a little kid I pitied clowns, at puppet shows and misguided birthday parties. I felt sort of obliged to laugh on purpose so they'd feel like they were doing a good job. Ditto the Santas at the mall. In a "sir, nothing about this is legitimate or particularly comfortable, but we will participate in this social farce together because my mom spent an hour curling my hair" kind of way.
I should add creepy dolls to the pet peeve list, too. Terry Gilliam's Tideland basically embodies how I feel about those twisted-child-item tropes. Fear is often in the baggage you're bringing.
In one of the Discworld novels, Terry Pratchett addressed the terrible tragedy of the clown. I'm paraphrasing, but it was something like this:
"We do not laugh at the clown because he is funny, for he is not, by intention. We laugh at the clown because we are glad we are not him."
Giving bearhugs to the unsuspecting since 1872.
Well, because some of them were, in fact, murderers.
There's also the fact that they're people who put on a mask and get close to children in a position of power, while simletaneously being a man who chooses to do this for his own reasons.
Clarifying: true, I don't find them very scary in real life or movies, despite the reality of people like Gacy. But I meant particularly that I don't find them scary as SCPs. Clown paranoia has a serial killer vibe, not a paranormal or enigmatic one. I just don't get that primal fear reaction from a man in colorful face paint.
Reminds me; Does anyone have the "Jester" entry saved or is that long gone now?
It's labeled as "WORST" in boas collection, which you can find in the sandbox. I'm a literary masochist, so I know these things.
SCP-1234 has the appearance of a jester, yet the skin tone and characteristics of a goblin.
oh my god.
Let's not drag this out of the cellar again, k?
You could always read A Jester's Tale if you need to wash that taste out of your mouth.
It's also saved as a (thankfully) now-reverted edit to 015. The author decided that writing two awful SCPs wasn't enough and decided to vandalize a beloved article by copy-pasting Jester over it.
Wow, really? Dick move on their part.
He also left us a wonderful -J to deal with. It was basically a penis joke. And that's all we've heard from the guy. The literary equivalent to leaving a lit cigarette on the bed once you check out of a hotel.
So yeah. Really was a dick move.
I hate it when someone tries to bribe me into doing something when I repeatedly refuse. Just…no. Also, a certain blogging website has made me hyperalert to mischaracterizations of characters from a certain webcomic, so now I cannot stand to see them improperly characterized by anyone.
SCP-wise, I've started to detest constant bees references. Sharks aren't ruined for me yet, though.
Being accused of things that I did not do.
On the flipside, having people telling me to do things that I am already doing(in a non-joking capacity), especially if I am VISIBLY DOING IT RIGHT THEN(oh GOD I cannot stand this one).
People who chew/breathe noisily. Noisy people in general.
People who fail to take responsibility for their own actions and complain about or try to avoid the consequences for what they do.
RHETT DID YOU STEAL MY LAUNDRY
I KNOW IT WAS YOU RHETT THE NEIGHBOR'S FRIEND SAW YOU
RHETT WHAT YOU DID WAS A CRIME
I accept the consequences of this.
Namely, having to smell your laundry and figure out uses for these giant granny panties of yours.
People: chavs, people who don't want to learn, noisy people, people who hate reading, people who're noisy when I'm trying to sleep, passive-aggressive people, people who say they're 'gangsta', jocks, rabid haters of all breeds, self-centred people, the rest of humanity.
Things: mosquitoes, socks with no twin, dripping taps, doors that slam, small dogs, 2500 word essays on whether fascism, anarchism and Marxism have anything to offer us in the 21st century.
Words/phrases: dungarees, naughty, silly, assburgers, man up, goofy, Mom, old dear/boy, needs, whine, saucy, deal with it, sparkling, chillax, nice and warm, cheesy, and loads more I can't remember right now…
My silly dear boy, I heard your goofy naughty Mom whine about my nice and warm sparkling cheesy saucy dip, but she needs to man up, chillax, and deal with it.
Get out before I laugh.
EDIT: Incidentally, the 'sparkling' I object to is when it's used to denote baby Transformers, not something that glitters or a type of water… But that's kinda obscure, I guess.
Wow. I didn't know there was anyone who didn't just call them protoforms.
Searching 'sparklings' on DA gets me 2,555 results; on Google, there's 3 relevant results on the first page. (It can also mean when a man pees into a woman's bum, which I didn't know and didn't wish to find out.)
People on Facebook in general are rustling my jimmies the most right now. I'm probably deleting it soon, but here's a comprehensive list of all the things that irritate me most on that time-vacuum of a site.
These are only in the order that they occour to me :p
People that complain about people on Facebook instead of simply putting those that annoy them on ignore or removing them :P
I like you.
People who are proud of being terribad at something. You don't necessarily have to be ashamed of not being good at something, but dude. Please.
"Oh, I can just never balance my checkbook because I'm soooooo bad at math! Tee hee!"
"I'm such a terrible cook I could burn water! :-D"
Don't make me punch you.
Giving bearhugs to the unsuspecting since 1872.
I feel like the Twilight-esque characterization of "clusmy awkwardness" as a character flaw/ cute trait falls under this shit umbrella.
Heh. I can sort of understand where they're going with it.
It's like… where you can't succeed, you can maintain a bit of honour by bowing out of the race, or so the theories of failure-averse people like me go. Like, it's hard for someone to insult/criticize you for your shit skills at something when you bear it proudly.