Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #937: “Braindead X + You = Ratings?
#937: “Braindead X + You = Ratings?”

[23:22] *** Mon Jan 23 2006 - LOGGING START ***
[23:22] *** Now talking in #suburbansenshi

[23:24] <@Dr_Xadium> ....
[23:24] <@S.X. Aino> You ok there pop
[23:24] <@Dr_Xadium> So tired
[23:24] <@S.X. Aino> Why?
[23:24] <@Dr_Xadium> Not enough hours in day, brain drained
[23:24] <@Dr_Xadium> Work is teh horribles
[23:25] <@S.X. Aino> LOL I'm rubbing off on you XD
[23:25] <@Dr_Xadium> Damn you child for infecting me with internet speak
[23:26] <@Dr_Xadium> Work all day, places to be in the evening, no brainpower after
[23:27] <@Dr_Xadium> No damn you eponymous system announce
[23:27] <@Dr_Xadium> But Xadium needs a vacation
[23:27] <@SpeedRcrX> Hey WE do all the f[BLEEP]king work around here
[23:28] <@Dr_Xadium> then where the hell ARE YOU GUYS
[23:28] <@SpeedRcrX> Chilling?
[23:30] * @Dr_Xadium is so tired
[23:30] <@Dr_Xadium> I am opening up another month of user submissions
[23:31] <@Dr_Xadium> use MSPaint and come up with humorous scrawls depicting some funny moment in the day of the life of a suburban senshi
[23:31] <@Dr_Xadium> save them as JPG for heaven's sake and email them to
[23:31] <@Dr_Xadium> I will post them for the next 30 days
[23:31] *** C'est_la_V [] has joined #suburbansenshi
[23:31] <@spiritflame> Irasshai C'est_la_V
[23:31] <C'est_la_V> XADIUM-KUN
[23:32] <@Dr_Xadium> WHAT
[23:32] <C'est_la_V> I havent' found my X-chan yet and we need to get REVENGE on someone so I need YOUR HELP
[23:35] <@Dr_Xadium> Look Minako, I'm not your Xadium, so I can't help you.
[23:35] <@S.X. Aino> Mom what's wrong?
[23:36] <C'est_la_V> THIS AND THIS, Sakura-chan!!
[23:38] <@Dr_Xadium> ....................
[23:38] <C'est_la_V> DO YOU SEE, XADIUM-KUN
[23:38] <@Dr_Xadium> I DO
[23:38] <@Dr_Xadium> But I still need a vacation :P
[23:38] <@Dr_Xadium> If Ying wants a war she'll get one whenever I feel like it :P
[23:39] <C'est_la_V> MOH! I'm sorry I threw you away for original X-chan but don't you want to help me defend my honor!!
[23:39] <C'est_la_V> Aren't we still friends?!
[23:39] <@Dr_Xadium> Minako, yes, of course, but my brain is TIRRRRRRED
[23:40] <@Dr_Xadium> I dont' have the ENERGY to wage war with a sprite comics artist
[23:40] <C'est_la_V> Baka-chan you suck
[23:40] * C'est_la_V is away: I'm going to get help
[23:42] <@Dr_Xadium> Grah that woman
[23:42] <FireFly_9> I don't see the problem.
[23:43] <@Dr_Xadium> Of course *you* don't :P
[23:43] <FireFly_9> My life has been MUCH calmer since the timelines split and other Xadium vanished.
[23:44] <@Dr_Xadium> Yay for you :P
[23:44] <@Dr_Xadium> At any rate, I know it's unhealthy to go on vacation this early in the year but I bloody well need it
[23:44] <@Dr_Xadium> So I leave it to everyone OUT THERE
[23:45] <@Dr_Xadium> And if you send me huge BMPs someone is going to die
[23:55] <@S.X. Aino> WILL IT BE ELIOS
[23:55] <@Dr_Xadium> no
[23:56] <@S.X. Aino> WILL IT BE SERENITY III
[23:56] <@Dr_Xadium> no
[23:56] <@SpeedRcrX> Will it be the baka gaijin?
[23:57] <@Dr_Xadium> NO
[23:58] <@S.X. Aino> THEN WHO
[23:58] <@Dr_Xadium> Kaioh Michiru
[23:58] <@SpeedRcrX> WHAT THE f[BLEEP]k
[23:58] <Mdm_Maestro> you would not DARE
[23:58] *** @Dr_Xadium [user-19fasjd@TARDIS14356.panopticon.gallifrey.sen] has quit IRC (we shall see)
[23:59] <@S.X. Aino> Hoo boy...
[23:59] * [gTV]Karasuma_Akane goes to email a BMP
[00:00] <Mdm_Maestro> YOU DON'T COUNT!
[00:00] <Mdm_Maestro> ...does she?
[00:00] *** Disconnected
[00:00] *** Tue Jan 24 2006 - LOGGING END ***


Christ on a bike... I had no idea that was such a long post...
It's occurred to me that some may have preferred my previous post to go in the pit, but since Ying has left, I'm not sure that it's necessary. Oh, also I can't draw in MS Paint, even to a crappy standard.

dooky • 01/25/06 06:33am

"The enemy is known to be harbouring pixel comics of mass destruction. You're either with us or you're with the emo kids."
Kids, kids... this is the INTERNET. All of this nonsense about taking sides and a 'war' is utterly farcical. The only injury anyone is likely to sustain here is a bruised ego. Believe me, if all of my problems were this superficial, I'd be a much happier man.
As regards Ying: people aren't just picking on her out of idle boredom. Ying upset a great number of people during her time here, and actually got off rather lightly considering her transgressions. Most people, myself included, set out trying to be her friend, only to be slapped in the face and forced to listen to her laments about how, for some reason, nobody liked her. You could have an almost-normal conversation with her one day, and the next day she'd be flipping knives at you again, and all the previous day's progress had been forgotten. In general people shrugged and gave up, eventually just choosing to ignore her absurdist displays of staunch isolationism in a very public arena. It was attention-seeking rubbish, but as long as it could be ignored, it was at least harmless rubbish. The problem was that Ying, despite "wanting to be alone", did routinely force interaction on other people, either by snide/self-pitying/offensive comments or simply unprovoked hurling of knives at those who happened not to fit her current mood. In fact, her recent webcomic is a perfect illustration of her old modus operandi: interfering violently in an exchange that doesn't concern her, simply because it offends her on some spurious point of principle. This usually manifested itself in the form of attacks on anyone who was conspicuously happy, in love, or sporting cat ears. Now, while I too occasionally find these things irritating (apart from the third one, which is ALWAYS good), I would certainly never interfere with them, at least not without expecting some sort of comeuppance. And that was the real problem: If Ying attacked you, it was best to just roll over and accept it, because even the tiniest hint of annoyance directed at her would unleash an eye-watering barrage of fury and drama, with Ying wailing that she was being victimised. It got to the point where I felt that we were little more than Ying's playthings, to be tossed around at her leisure, knowing that it simply wasn't worth retaliating - or even looking at her in a funny way - because it would just be too much hassle.
This isn't a criticism of the mods, because it was rather difficult to confront the issue, mostly because of the inevitable wailing and gnashing of teeth on the part of Ying and her advocates. Eventually it sorted itself out, as Ying simply drifted away from us. And then suddenly this attack, out of the blue: if anyone's attacking out of boredom, it's her.
Xadium has been remarkably gracious - given all that has gone before, he'd be quite justified in a scathing verbal attack on her. But he's stated that his response will be moderated and not hurtful in any way (although I can guarantee that she won't take ANY criticism lightly, however whimsical). It's understandable that other people are angry - Ying has reopened old wounds needlessly. In truth I'm fairly neutral on the issue - my contact with Ying was relatively fleeting - but I appreciate the anger of those who have been personally slighted. I don't really approve of some of the more vociferous examples of anti-Ying sentiment, but her supporters have been equally grating, implying that we're all a bunch of heartless meanies intent on making a harmless little girlie cry. Well, frankly, balls to that. This is someone who routinely makes comics depicting the grisly deaths of people who have annoyed her in some superficial way. The idea that a whimsical jab back at her is an overreaction is such a laughable notion that not even Yaijinden could deride it fully. Suburban Senshi wouldn't hold back on anyone else. Ying can't have her "eccentricities" indulged forever, and we can't let her go on thinking that she can do whatever she likes without any sort of comeback. Because sooner or later in her life, she's inevitably going to meet people far less sympathetic than us.

dooky • 01/25/06 06:30am

If a war did break out between Sub Senshi and Vanessa...

I'd pick Vanessa's side, sorry... ^_^;; But she and I can relate to each other in so many ways, that's my reason, sorry.

Kakyuu-tachi [e-mail] • 01/24/06 07:56pm

Xadium - I'd be happy to help out and let you take a break. As a matter of fact, I've still got stuff in the works that I need to finish. ( insert whipcrack from behind )

Solarchos [e-mail] • 01/24/06 06:16pm

Mine does, but I'm not interested on the contest. WHen all else fails, get help.

TuxRainbow • 01/24/06 04:08pm

Wow. No MS Paint, but Photoshop...

For some reason, I don't pity you.

JPEGs in MS Paint are evil, by the way.

starcat • 01/24/06 03:58pm

Remember that whole "WTF my HD is missing 16 gigs of space" thing? Well, MSPaint went down in the fight. U_U

Adam Kanal • 01/24/06 01:34pm

I just hope this doesn't spiral into actually hurting be honest...I just hope we don't come across as actually being threating.....

Sailor Quinox • 01/24/06 01:15pm

Sure, I was just trying to make it easy on people :D

But paint comes with Windows ?

Dr. X • 01/24/06 11:56am

oh it is so on

Wolfwood • 01/24/06 11:32am

Quick question - I don't have MSPaint. would it be alright if I just used Photoshop like MSPaint?

Adam Kanal • 01/24/06 11:17am

So thatīs what happened.... :3

Denmaru • 01/24/06 12:38am

Wow. For someone who doesn't want her or her comic mentioned here, she's really doing a _great_ job of keeping a low profile. Really.

Adam Kanal • 01/24/06 12:08am