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Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:22 am
by RockRabbit
So you see a man with a baby on the bus and what do you do? Oh, I know - let's rob them!
D: how low can you get? I bet whoever took your stuff is most probably a junkie..
is there no way of tracking down your things?

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:35 am
by Merun
Busy busy days; yes I now have a job, since last month. Alas, quite tired by the end of the day, so I might get even less active, globally on the Internet.

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:22 pm
by RockRabbit
I am pissed at so many people... For starters, I am pissed at my boyfriend. We were supposed to go on a trip together - me, him and his mother and then it turned out that this trip might not have enough space, so apparently "the trip might be off" , as I found out a few days ago, means without ME! I wasn't going to be so pissed, if he mentioned it the moment it happened, not WEEKS later! He announced to me the other day that there will be space for me now, but I already have no way in getting extra money to pay for my ticket! His mom offered to lend me the money, but I don't want to be neck-deep in loans, who knows when I'll actually be able to return the money with my tiny salary. Also out of anger I don't feel like going with them anymore. Still trying not to show him that I am pissed at him, but it's getting really hard for me.

Then after being so busy being mad at my boyfriend, I forgot that tomorrow is our one year anniversary and I m also invited to a close friend's birthday party. To top it off, they kinda dislike each other, so choosing to spend more time with one of them will result in the other one being upset with me. fml

I also had a convo with Mom about and hour ago and she told me I was being too harsh on him with the whole trip thing... I didn't even tell him a single insulting word or anything. HOW AM I HARSH?! I got upset, since if it was me in HIS place, I would've stayed behind and not go with my family, so I could be with him... Thanks, Mom! I really appreciated this. I really needed to hear what a horrible girlfriend I am, because I am upset over my boyfriend caring more about a trip to a foreign country than about me. Especially since he'll be moving in autumn to study overseas and he is never coming back, so ofc we'll stop dating. I am a horrible human being for want him to stay with me or go places with me.
To top all of this s***, my right hand (which is also my dominant hand) is having an overload and I walk around with it being bandaged. Can't do almost anything right.
Oh, and we're working this Saturday.

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:37 am
by Tensa
^reasons why I don't have a normal relationship and plan something months ahead of it happening.

The second paragraph though.... damn.

The third paragraph, I agree with you. How were you harsh? You are not restricting anything or are ignoring him, are you?

And I feel you about weekend working. At least you worked Saturday, not Sunday.

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:08 am
by RockRabbit
funny thing is, in the end, the things that bothered me most somehow worked out...
but in the process of being all stressed out, I caught a cold and spent a whole day outside, feeling sick, 'cuz i had no key to get home..

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:02 pm
by Crimson_Camelia
I need to write it down or else it will slowly devour me. And I can't choose tumblr, because some person who knows this situation follows me and I don't want to risk that she will read it.

In this term, certain girl joined my university group. She actually started the same studies as us, but resigned after 3 terms and now came back again. She didn't attend all classes, because she already finished some of them while her own studying. Not so important now.
She is very, very smart. Actually, she's making money from it - by writing essays and projects for those, who are too lazy and irresponsible (excuse me, but I lowly appreciate this kind of people) to do it on their own. She declared herself to write essays for few people from my year - essays from that type "you won't pass this subject if you don't do it". And now, she has problems because of it.
Two girls, those who had project made by her, didn't pass the subject, because teacher believes this work is based or even simply plagiarized from something found online. My friend claims this is her own, but... I actually have reasons to not believe her about it. She tricked few people before and told me about it point-black. I don't appreciate her ways, but somehow I still like her and it makes me really conflicted, since I consider myself fair person and despite this kind of behaviour.
However, not only my friend is the "bad" one here. I understand those girls were angry at her, but I don't think this is reason to shout at her in the middle of corridor instead of talking with her alone. Not only that they made this into public incident, they also let other, their more pushy friends shout at her in their place, just watching how the thing is accelerating. In the end, they were just standing and listening how those girls call her names and was at the edge of trying to beat her. I'm the worst one, because I didn't do anything to stop that and defend her. I am just too weak and despite myself for that.
Now, I checked facebook and saw that now almost everyone from this other group (ah, I didn't mention it before... those two were from different group than ours) are now calling her names in very vulgar way and agree that they should exclude her from facebook group for our year. I don't want to know how this will evolve in time. I don't even want to know how this already evolved in this time when I was away from facebook.

...Thinking about it, I always attract and befriend people with strong personality, who won't stay back and cause drama, that effects my poor sensitive nerves. I know this is not their fault, but... sometimes I am just tired of it. I'm afraid of people. I'm afraid of people who shout, even if this isn't about me. I am more than likely to end up crying if someone verbally attacks other person and I witness this. This is not fair. I don't want it, I hate it...

Sorry, my rant, especially the last part, sounds really childish. But I am little tired right now and cannot think about better and more subtle words I could put it with.

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:14 pm
by Hopeful_Encounter
I'm sorry you're going through with this right now Camelia. Friend drama is always so frustrating. @_@

Did these two girls from the other group pay your friend to do the project for them? Or did they collaborate with your friend on the project? Sorry I'm just a little confused at this part since I don't know if they had your friend do the project for them or if they actually worked with her to complete the project and are thinking she just copied it from online. I'm guessing the two girls asked your friend to complete the project for them though from what I understand.

I don't understand why these two girls would be so upset. Do they not realize that plagiarism can be easily detected by a teacher? Also there are resources that teachers use to see if works are plagiarized. They should have known from the very beginning that they could have been caught and would have to face the consequences. Honestly, I'm glad they were caught and flunked the course - teach them a lesson. It just boggles my mind though that they would actually get mad at your friend who they asked to create the project for them. No matter if she did the work herself or simply copied it from the internet, it is still plagiarism and they paid her (I'm guessing they paid her) to complete it for them. This whole situation is so immature and then to attack your friend like this because she didn't do a good job on THEIR project. Such lazy, cruel people.

As for your friend, she is learning a lesson from all of this as well. For someone as smart as she is, she should know better than to create dishonesty like this. She is facing the consequences for her actions, as extreme as they might be. She could get into some serious trouble someday with the school if she was caught with her plagiarizing business. She could be kicked out and even banned from school (not to mention other schools as well). Put your smarts to other good uses. I hope she changes her ways.

Camelia, you're not a weak person. Far from it. You have a kind and sensitive heart, which is beautiful! I think sometimes we are afraid to stand up to certain people because we're afraid to be picked on as well. We do want to do something about it, but many times we just don't know where to begin. Perhaps you didn't want to stick up for your friend either because you knew deep down that she probably deserved it? After all, you said so yourself you do not appreciate people who are dishonest. Of course I don't mean that you thought your friend deserved to be called such mean names, but she also needs to learn her lesson. Honestly, how would you defend someone like that? I mean you could get mad at those girls and tell them that they're also at fault because they're the ones who asked for the work to be done for them, and yet your friend agreed to do it...You don't like to see people hurt though, so you do want to stick up for her as well. I know you must be feeling conflicted about these feelings Camelia. I would honestly cry too. I dislike confrontation and I hate hearing/seeing cruelty.

Perhaps you should alert the teachers about this, about the bullying that is going on? Let them handle the situation in some way. I also think you should talk to your friend about all of this Camelia. Let her know how you feel about her and all of this. Also you do need to really think about if you consider this girl your friend or not. Write down the positive things that you do like about her, as well as the negative. Don't beat yourself up over this - you did nothing wrong. Stay strong dear. I hope things will settle down and that these girls will realize that they're adults and that they need to move on from this whole ordeal (and learn not to plagiarize or it will eventually come back and bite you in the butt).

I'm here for you if ever want to talk! ^^

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:25 am
by RockRabbit
Hmm.. this somehow reminds me of the story about that one artist who claimed he worked for various famous studious and sold fake comic stills and everybody loved his work, especially a friend of his, until it came out that he was a fraud and everybody turned around him... And his friend was very disappointed that he got lied to, but never really went to the pitchfork crowd...

I don't know how close you are with the girl that is accused, but if you're even remotely close, letting her know that you're disappointed will probably hurt her more and mean more to her than everything everybody else says about her right now.
I think you should talk to her. Tell her your point of view, tell her that what she did was not ok, especially if she got payed for it... and if she did get money for it, she should best return the money and write an apology.
I also agree with Hopey that the other people are at fault too, since they should have:
  • a) had in mind that such thing might happen and they won't pass
    b) not be lazy and do what is THEIR job on their own!
when we go to a learning facility, we go there to learn... US! Not the girl from the other group/class... us alone! And by having somebody else do our work, we're definitely not making it easy for ourselves; quite the opposite really. By "flunking" like that, those two girls missed out on valuable experience. They should learn from this fail too.
I'm sure your friend is having a hard time right now, but I know this will be a lesson to her as well and she will not be tardy about what she does next time. If you're going to offer your "services", then at least be true about it.
(I can see why she'd plagiarize tho, if she makes money out of this and she has a huge amount of people waiting for their stuff, she can easily succumb to stress and frustration to produce a lot of essays in a small amount of time. Copying other works would probably shorten it down. That is still no excuse and the whole idea of doing somebody else's work for them is maddening to me... best of luck to your friend, she is going through a grow-up thing right now)

Oh, and yes. I too do not think you're a weak person for feeling bad about this or a bad person for not sticking up to your friend. I'd probably react like this too. Caring about other people doesn't make you weak. And letting people learn their lesson and letting them grow does not make you bad, unless of course you let things go way overboard and somebody gets physically or deeply mentally hurt.


Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:05 pm
by Julia
I'm having an awesome day! Work rocked and I got a great start on writing an Assassin's Creed fanfiction. (Now if I can finish it, this will be the first fanfic I ever finish XD)

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:44 pm
by Aizawa
What do you guys do if your mind is telling you "no", but your heart is saying something different? I feel like I am going to implode.

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:31 am
by Julia
Aizawa wrote:What do you guys do if your mind is telling you "no", but your heart is saying something different? I feel like I am going to implode.
Ooh, I'd need to have more information. I'm not sure I've ever been in a situation like that, but it sounds tough.

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:10 pm
by Merun
Hm, I suppose this is the only place where I feel like I can post this sort of stuff.

Damn, I have been on Shuu for now 7 years, since high school, to now, working life. In 2 weeks I'm turning 25, a quarter of century. Looking back, the best year I ever had was when I was 19-20. I had the greatest time ever both at college and here on the Internet with shuu. Top student, lots of people to talk, doing fun stuff. It was also the only time I had been intimate with someone.

Then, the following 3 years of engineering were shallow. Not the worst, because that would be for when I was 18 when I failed college. But well, gradually, things happened. People changed, but I don't feel like I have. Some say I'm more mature than my age, then this might be a reason. Or perhaps I have, but in something I don't want. I don't know. Worst is that, I have grown distant. All the people I have met in the last 25 years of my life... outside of family, I haven't kept contact with any of them, except perhaps a very good friend IRL, and still keeping contact somehow with few people on Twitter. It's not something I want, far from it. But my natural talent is keeping people at arm length, by being superficial. I don't remember having a meaningful conversation in the last few years. This post might be the best I have ever done in voicing my personal concern.

I kind of want to change that introverted part of myself, but I lack the courage. I just have a strong facade.

In high school there was a girl who I always found pretty; I never praised her beauty.
The one I ever fell in love; I never said my feeling.
The one who knows the me without shell; I haven't cherished enough our relationship.
T those I want to stay in contact with; I lack the courage to send one message.

In fact, I can't come to term with some of my activity. I like writing, I dislike people knowing about. Same could be said about drawing. Even if it's learning Japanese, I dislike people looking at me, hence why I have a hard time to continue the later 2. I'm so stupid. I guess I consider this to be part of my soft side.

I suppose this post is just my selfish call for help. For now I will stop there before it gets too long.

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:39 pm
by Hopeful_Encounter

First of all, hi there Romain~ :3

I'm glad you're sharing this about yourself with all of us. Your post right here takes courage, so you're already making a step forward. You shouldn't feel like a coward for not sharing your feelings more, nor should you feel stupid for having worries about what people might think of you (in regards to your writing, drawing, etc.). I think many of us feel the same way. I know I can relate. I often feel nervous about wanting to share personal things with people, especially with some of the thoughts I have. I don't want to be cruelly judged or be rejected. I have had self-confidence issues my whole life. We live in a critical world, so I think it's only natural for us to have reserves.

When you're an introvert, you are comfortable with your own company and don't feel the need to be around people all of the time. Also you need your alone time. However, that doesn't mean introverts don't need social contact (which is something that is often misunderstood about introverts). If you're feeling lonely Romain, you should try to get back into contact with some old friends. I know it can be a bit nerve wrecking to contact someone out of the blue, but I think you will feel a bit better if you do. Just take baby steps - one step at a time. Have you considered joining in any community projects or some type of charity work? That's always a good way to meet some new people.

Also I think most of us tend to move away from some people, particularly friends, as we grow older. As they say, people will come in and out of your life all the time. And with us introverts, I think this is especially true. I know I am one person who tends to have trouble staying in contact with people. I sometimes take two weeks or more to reply to a simple e-mail or message. I feel bad about it and I always say to myself that I want to change, but then I tend to fall back into my old habits. I know my friends are there for me though, so that's all that I really truly need. I'm also the kind of person who can go straight back into a friendship with someone, even if we haven't talked in years. Even with the people who I haven't talked to since high school, I still consider them my friends. I personally feel like once you make that bond with someone, it doesn't ever truly break. So even if a person goes out of your life, that bond is still there (even if it may not apparent).

So Romain, if you truly want to change, you're going to have to get out of your comfort zone. You will have to put yourself out there a bit more. I'm not saying to change yourself, since you're great person just as you are, but you will have to be willing to open up your heart more. Don't overdo it though, just take baby steps. Like I mentioned earlier, get back into contact with some old friends. Send them an e-mail, text message, etc. Also if you feel comfortable with it, ask to meet with them in person to catch up.

And of course, please know you can always message me. I know you and I haven't really talked lately, but I hope you know that I still consider you a close friend of mine. I treasure our late night (well late night for me XD) chats that we used to have! I know with school and work though, you and I got a bit caught up in things. Just know that I'm here for you and if you ever want to talk, please do reach out to me. Send me a message here on Shuu, send me an e-mail, or we can start up a Google chat. Due to school I'm on the computer at random times, so messages or e-mails are the best for me right now. ^^

Sorry for writing so much my friend (I hope I didn't bore you XD). Take a day at a time and do your best! Don't beat up yourself over little things and don't be so critical of yourself. Don't be afraid to be yourself. I know you're kind, creative, intelligent, and sensitive person, so please share those wonderful qualities with people. ^^ Best wishes Romain and take care~ <3 *hugs*

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:01 pm
by Merun
Friday and I'm finally back home to reply. I had a whole week of vacation with my family and definitely needed a break from work.

Anyhow, hi Meagan!

My post is a reaction to a few recent events, but I decided to spare this topic of it since there is little causality between the reason and the post. It's a first step, I know it, and I already have a second in mind but it's like a leap of faith.

I tend to draw a good line between what is personal and what is not. However the personal line is so thick that no had crossed it in the last few years. I have enough self confidence professionally or among my family. But when it comes to people, emotions and some of my interest, I guess I lack there. You have a very good description of introvert.

Looking back, indeed people are going in and out. I just feel like the balance is biased toward out lately. Also one thing which is really bad for me, is that I don't like to rely on other. Asking for help can be hard to me... In fact, while you know your friend are there for you, I don't think like that.

Still it's fun to see someone else telling me about comfort zone, considering I know the concept and try not to fall into it. I suppose it takes someone else to tell it so as to apply it though.

For now I'm tired so keeping this post short and perhaps lacking in details. Thank you Meagan for replying. I also miss our chats, so I will try and send some messages soon ^^

Re: How is Your Day Going? Wrath of the Smecchi's

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:47 am
by Merun
I'm shy about my own work as well so I suppose I can't really give you any advice except perhaps, go for it.

In other news, morally I'm better, but 2 days ago I had an accident on my bike. Slippery ground and bam. My right legs is now in a splint :s. Well at least I didn't go to surgery.