Sunday, 17 January 2010

The Emptiness...

There comes a time where things seem to feel empty, like there's a gaping hole in your heart. It feels like this will stretch on forever, and the feeling of being whole again will never come around. Its times like these that I feel like crawling under the covers and never emerging until life is normal again. Its times like these that I know that it shouldn't swamp my life and just try to get on like normal. Its times like these where I normally end up searching online desperately for just a trace of my normal life...

Thats right, its the lack of Doctor Who. There are a couple of these times throughout the year, normally New Year, and Autumn time.

Last year, without a normal series of Doctor Who, there was a definite longing all from the end of spring to the end of Autumn, with only one episode in the first half, or indeed the first three-quarters of the year. At the end, we were all spoiled silly with three episodes in the space of two months, and utterly brilliant might I add.

But now, after the excitement of David Tennant's last episodes, nothing really seems to be happening anymore. There's some small hints of Series 5 filming, and a mention of Torchwood, but apart from that. Zilch. Zero.

Which pretty much sucks, seeing as Doctor Who is the BEST EVER!!!!

Talking about Doctor Who... how brilliant does Series 5 look? If you've not seen the trailer I suggest you watch it by clicking here.

Peace and Run amigo!


David Tennant and Matt Smith + the TARDIS

Sunday, 10 January 2010

How to Stop Neds Annoying You Online

Have you ever experienced Cyber Bullying? Or has someone attempted to annoy you online?

I guess I'm kinda lucky, I've never really experienced bad cyberbullying, despite spending a lot of my time online and texting people on my mobile. I always try to keep safe online and only talk to people I know on MSN and things, I sometimes chat to friends of friends, but if they end up being weird I just block them, and thats the end of it.

But, being a teenager, I've had to deal with some neds online. If you don't know what a ned is, its not someone called Ned, its a Scottish (/irish maybe, I dunno) slang term for a Chav.

ned: noun Scottish slang term for a Chav

If you don't know what a chav is... well, I just recommend googling it, I'll describe them briefly. They are a kinda sub-culture or label for people, normally teenagers, who wander round being stupid on purpose, wear tracksuits, have giant hoop earrings and yell abuse at people in the street.

Recently on MSN, I've been chatting to some of these neds on MSN (they didn't used to be, but they turned into them when they hit the preteen/teen stage) and they decided it would be fun to try and wind me up. So they began writing lots of swearwords and insults at me, calling me a geek/nerd/loner, which I took gracefully (seeing as Nerdfighters RULE ALL!!!!). I found it quite entertaining that these young 12 year olds thought they were being clever and grown up by swearing at someone and trying to belittle them.

I never got wound up by the things they said, and merely laughed at them. They kept on trying to talk about things they didn't understand properly, and which I understood, which made it even funnier. Since they were attempting to really hurt me, I would wind them up by being very polite, asking them if they would like to know about Nerdfighters, correcting their grammar and spelling and calling them neds (which, when they denied it, included me saying "there's no reason to be scared of who you are").

But I found out a way to stop these neds annoying you. I told one today that all the conversations we had had were being recorded, and how I could go to the police and complain about harassment. She replied that "it was all a joke". I told her I wasn't going to go to the police. She thanked me. And then I said "well, I might if I have a really bad day and you start annoying me". She then blocked me.

I was actually quite disappointed. I thought that she would be a proper ned and be proud of her achievement. It turned out she was only a wannabe-ned, and couldn't take a minor threat.

I haven't called the police, and don't really intend to.

This may not work on all neds out there annoying you online, but it might! Worth a go if you want them to stop them annoying you, and if they don't stop, call the police if they actually have been using abusive language.

Peace and Run!