Personal Crap

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Meaford, ON, Canada
A big lover of all types of media, from Movies to Video Games, Books to Music, Television to Stage.



Okay, here's the deal: Blogger has been having problems with their counters as of late, specifically with those blogs marked as having adult content. Now, this particular blog was marked as adult content since it is written as a train of thought, including all the rotten language that flows through my head constantly :) As a result, I marked it adult for that, not for having pornographic photos all over the place. So, simply put, be aware that there is language on this blogsite, and if you are offended don't bother complaining because I wrote this so that you'd know it before reading, and it is your fault if you don't believe me and decide to possibly get offended anyway. If language of a vulgar nature might make you upset, go read something by Disney.


Another Game Review On Confessions, And Teenage Sex!

Just posted my thoughts on "DC Universe Online."  Not as favourable as I would have liked it to be, but truthful over and above everything else.  As usual, follow the link to the blogsite via the title, Confessions Of An Achievement Whore.

A comment on my "Global Pussification" post reminded me about an aspect of it that I totally forgot to mention, that of the idea that medals for winners are a horrible idea for children, that everyone should get a medal because they participated.  Fuck that action.  Could you imagine how well that would go over at the Olympic Games?  For that matter, reverse it - how are today's children going to feel when they don't get a medal simply for participating in an Olympic event?  Or probably that's too high-faluting for today's kids, so let's put it in real terms:  You don't get a paycheck just for appearing at a job interview.

I really can't understand the logic behind parents these days.  Not all parents, just the ones who are vocal about how dangerous life is, and how we should never discourage children from accomplishing anything.  Why not add the fact that we should also never push them to deal with disappointment, failure, sadness, or loss?  After all, everyone will become a great author, actor, dancer, astronaut, President...and they'll never have anything bad happen because humans live forever and never fail at anything!  How can that message possibly backfire?

Seriously, I have some very liberal views when it comes to certain things.  Like sex.  My children are going to know all the ins and outs, pun most certainly intended, at a young age.  Like, before they are 10.  Why so young you ask?  Simple:  Studies have shown that young girls are not only developing younger, they are also having their periods younger, and are becoming sexually active as young as, wait for it - you got it, nine years old.  No kidding.  So, I figure, if they can do it, and they are in danger of getting pregnant while doing it, they should be fully aware of all of it before trouble comes a-calling.  My planned method of teaching them about it will be controversial, but given that pornography is so prevalent in society now, regardless of whether I censor it at home or not, the likelihood of them seeing hardcore penetration at a friend's house, a library, at school, etc.. kind of makes me feel that if they are going to be exposed to it, at least have them learn about it in a controlled manner with the ability to ask important questions on the spot.  Same with having sex - if they are going to do it, I'll provide the bedroom as well as the contraception.  I would never urge them to do it, but if they are going to do it, at least make the environment as safe (in every way) as possible.  Would I rather have them watch it on a computer monitor or try it out themselves before they even get to high school?  Well, neither, actually, but that isn't the world we live in, and burying my head in the sand won't change that.

If you think I'm overstepping some boundaries here, ask yourself this:  Do you have any friends/relatives who were given a sample of beer when they were under-aged?  I was, by my father when I was maybe 7 or 8.  Do I drink beer now?  Not unless I'm already so far in the bag that I couldn't care less what the alcohol I'm imbibing tastes like, and that doesn't happen often at all.  Now, drinking underage is a serious offence, and some would argue that drinking when in single digits age-wise is totally irresponsible...however, I argue that I was in a safe environment, surrounded by people who (said that they) loved me, and I'm not a heavy drinker now (I can honestly say I've been actually drunk, I mean bad, exactly 4 times in almost 40 years).  If you don't think this is a good comparison for allowing teenagers to have sex in their bedroom in their own home with protection, think about them getting arrested for fooling around in a car and then having to consider the pros and cons of adoption.

No, I want my kids to learn about all the bad things I can possibly conceive of (yup, pun intended there too) at home, with my wife and I, with frank and open discussion as early as possible in their lives.  I also want them to learn some self-defence at a young age too, so they can fend off anyone trying to make any of these bad things happen to them against their will.  I am nothing if not a realist, and all the soccer moms in the world couldn't stop me from believing, plain and simply, that children are a parent's responsibility, for good and for bad, and they must be taught about all things bright and beautiful - and most things foul and frightening as well.  Not to deter them from ever drinking, having sex, or even smoking - no, I'd never force them to not do anything as long as it would not hurt anyone else.  I just want them to know fully what real life is all about: Unplanned under-aged pregnancy, drunk driving, throat cancer and traumatic head wounds.

Bring them up aware, never have a scare; raise them unprepared, horrors everywhere.  That's my child-rearing motto, copyright forthcoming.  As usual, angry comments welcome below.