1. I really don’t like the movie E.T.
2. Roger Moore is (and probably always will be) my favorite James Bond.
3. I pretty much love Facebook. Un-ironically. Not everything about it is perfect, but the place it holds in my life connecting me to the people I love easily and often - you’ll have to pry it from my cold dead hands.
4. I pretty much loathe Nirvana. I have a physical reaction of disgust when “Rape Me” comes on the radio.
5. I really think that Dick Grayson’s relationship with Kory Anders, though formative, was immature in the extreme and that’s why it didn’t last. I like them as characters individually (Kory less so, though that’s because of bad writers and not really on her) but theirs is *not* an example of a healthy relationship anyone should emulate. Maybe I need a whole post for this - how evil Raven really did them both a huge favor breaking up that wedding and how every time they got back together after that was like a bad penny - and the Dick/Kory shippers will fry me alive and that’s fine, but the two of them needed to grow the fuck up. Then when they did they were not right for each other. /end comics nerd rant
6. The 80s were not that awesome. Milli Vanilli? Cabbage Patch Kids? Pac Man? Leg warmers? Side ponytails? Whitesnake? Neon yellow? The Smurfs? Kool and the Gang? Puff paint? Ronald REGAN? Come on now, those things aren’t really cool. You can admit it. The 90s were WAY better. That’s right, I said it. (Umm, maybe except for Nirvana…)
7. Phrases I rationally hate: “take it like a man”, “grow some balls”, “cry like a little girl”, any variation of “you’re on your period, aren’t you?” And I know it is conventional American English, but I really wish “gotten” wasn’t a word, it sounds so uneducated.
8. The words “hysterical/hysteria” and the like deserve their own entry. First of all, “hysterical” does not mean “hilarious” - stop using it that way. Second, I know it doesn’t “mean” what it literally means (to you), but look up the entymology, then stop using it at all. It is a word that was used to subjugate and demean women for hundreds of years, it is still misogynist. “Hilarious” is a perfectly good word that means what you mean. Use it.
9. I HATE it when wannabe beer hipsters hate on lighter beers. “I can’t stand hefeweizen.” As if it makes them cooler or deeper or whatever. There are good hefs and bad hefs, good and bad lagers, good and bad IPAs. News flash - not all porters are good! Dark beers are nasty with dishes that have a complex flavor profile - muddies the tastes in your mouth. Trappist and dubbel or tripel bocks are pretty shit with any kind of food, except maybe a cheese plate. I like spicy foods and light/amber beers, good ones, go with them. I’m sick and tired of people acting like this makes me a lightweight (I’m Irish and Cajun and can probably drink you under the table, come at me bro.) Fuck off with your flat, bitter, dark beers that taste like someone soaked petrified tree bark in coffee for a month.
10. I don’t believe in soulmates in the conventional sense. I don’t believe there’s one person out there for every other one person. People may touch your soul, but I don’t think there’s really such a thing as meant-to-be, and that trope is kind of a turn off to me in popular music, movies and love songs.
- aminahmae said: number five is exactly how I feel about Marianne and Willoughby. This did not go over well in my teen years. Liking the same poetry is just about the equivalent of liking the same bands. And that’s just me getting warmed up on that nerd rant.
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