My [third] new version of my original "Rant" page. If you have a topic you want to speak of or tell others about, post under here! Just keep in mind the wiki rules about language and courtesy.

I dunno whether time is moving too slow or too fast... --Neildown - De oppresso LiberNeil down.png Semper fi 00:52, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

I don't think I'll ever be able to kill a character in a story again. I'll be stuck writing those sticky childrens' books about Jack and Janet and the bully at school. Ugh. Someone come cheer me up. Please.The StingMartinzeVarrior.jpgAnger me not! 04:01, September 10, 2010 (UTC)

? --Lord Bluestripe Orlando.jpgEulaliiiiiiaaa! 04:07, September 10, 2010 (UTC)

Snow, you just earned 20 cool points for that. xD WindyWindflin by Ferretmaiden.jpgWhy is a raven like a writing desk? 22:50, October 31, 2010 (UTC)

I'm really ticked off because:

  1. My grandmother told my 5-year-old sister that Santa isn't real.
  1. My grandmother is cranky.
  1. My grandmother nearly force-fed me box of 3-year-old Honey Nut Cheerios.
  1. Neil is freaking out because of scary pictures.
  1. I haven't got a full night's sleep in three days.
  1. Well, this doesn't tick me off, but I'm happy that I got to see Harry Potter 7 at midnight!

Thorn Simply put---THE SAGA! 18:57, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

In response:

1. There was a St. Nicholas, but I doubt he's still alive... Still, it's kind of mean to say that to your grandchild.

2. Why is she cranky?

3. Oh, I know how you feel, believe me O.o xP.

4. There is a difference between scary and demonic. It is my duty to set the record straight concerning such matters, and I also feel it is quite just to give an ultimatum.

5. I've been on & off sleeping badly.

6. No comment.

P.S. Sorry about the insults on Thanksgiving page, I just got p###ed off. But it is my duty to set things straight when I see fit, and when I'm being taunted I'm going to give it back. So - sorry for my insults. --Neildown - De oppresso LiberNeil down.png Semper fi 19:09, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

In response:

  1. Yeah, I know about the real St. Nicholas.
  1. Because she's freaking 75 years old!
  1. How can a FICTIONAL villain be scary?
  1. That's why I've been ticked off lately. Say, call for a truce?

Thorn EXPECTO PATRONUM! 21:32, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

My grandpa gave me some glowsticks once from 1995. They didn't work anymore. They have old food sometimes, too. Old ppl... xP Lord Bluestripe Orlando.jpgEulaliiiiiiaaa! 21:40, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

@Thorn: "Scary" has nothing to do with it. The images depict "demonic" figures. The fact that they are images of demonic characters is enough grounds to question whether or not they should be featured here, considering just what demons are.

I would agree to a truce on the grounds that you no longer pester me about Harry Potter and no longer provoke me to write any more essays.

@Blue:I have an old glowstick... Idk if it still works... lol. --Neildown - De oppresso LiberNeil down.png Semper fi 02:26, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

The pictures you gave as examples...


I'm not sure what you have wrong with them, honestly. The Circles of Hell picture is somewhat strange, I admit, not sure exactly what it's purpose is in an RPG, but the fact remains it is simply a diagram of an idea proposed by a 14th century philosopher.

The Wolf-Bird thing is... Just that. A really cool-looking wolf-bird thing. That's red and black. Just because something is red and black does not make it demonic.

The Witch King is the Witch King. It's an interpretation of a character from Tolkein's classic novels.

You can choose to be offended by these pictures, but the fact is that a six year old would have no problem with them either, they are appropriate for all ages. None of the pictures violate any wiki policy and cannot therefore be deleted. I will however, talk to Jadefang about how the Circles of Hell fit into her RPG.

PS: Just mentioning that he went to see Harry Potter at midnight does not classify as provoking. Many other people did, and have said so in many places. You are choosing to take offense to Thorn's interest in a series that you do not like. You can choose not to. M2Logo.jpg

Martin2 - Am I Really a Ninja? (Yes): TALK - Hammertime!

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It's a diagram I know is used in Dante's Inferno, which is a game where you "literally" go through hell. It's being used in basically the same context.

The wolf-bird is easily classifiable as demonic because of its color, stance, and appearance [as any picture of a demonic being is]. I can go into detail if necessary.

Look, the whole point of this isn't to put a ban on pictures that I take issue with. The point is, it's my personal opinion on something which no one is obligated to read. I'm simply putting my opinion out there.

Re: P.S: I never acted as if he were provoking me, all I said was "no comment". I'm not entirely responsible for prolonging this issue - if you don't believe me, look no further [2]. Granted I am accepting the challenge, I'm not the one who started a whole blog for it. --Neildown - De oppresso LiberNeil down.png Semper fi 18:06, November 27, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Various Things

I sent Jade a message warning her she should post a warning at the top of the blog. The game itself I see no problem with. I am aware how it could offend people, but it does not degrade from the age-appropriateness of the site as a whole.

Wolf-bird: I think it's adorable. Please do, as all I see is a cool picture of a black wolf blended with a redkite. Meditating.

And I was stating my opinion. Supported by the fact that the site's policy is not being violated. If you think this site is slipping into decadence and demon-worship (blatant exaggeration) I invite you to look at the Halo Fan Fiction Wiki. Or the Satanism Wiki. M2Logo.jpg

Martin2 - Am I Really a Ninja? (Yes): TALK - Hammertime!

Junior Admin: Watch out, I've got mah eye on you!

Re: Re: P.S.: You need not visit that wiki. Rest assured such a blog would be deleted on this wiki. There is no need to carry over the discussion here.

Jade's I didn't have so much a problem with as FM's. But like I said, it's just my opinion - I'm not trying to bring about some sort of Catholic Supremacy revolution here, I'm just reminding people of what they're doing. I agree it does not degrade from the age-appropriateness of the site as a whole - I just have some concern whether the trend escalates [like almost every trend that hits this site does.]

I must agree, it is a very well-drawn and attractive piece, but it's symbolic of evil [yeah yeah, everyone dogpile on Neil for his narrow-mindedness]. Generally speaking, good characters do not have black & red fur/feathers, red eyes, and red horns [both are stereotypical demonic signatures], or assume meditative poses. Such a pose and appearance together generally indicates an evil, and perhaps demonic character. Nowadays people would say that is racism against colors or horns [or something similarly ridiculous] but the fact remains that colors still do give a definition to good and evil.

No, I do not think this site is slipping into decadence. I'm simply voicing my concern over an issue. --Neildown - De oppresso LiberNeil down.png Semper fi 00:01, November 28, 2010 (UTC)

Those are not horns. They're called ears. Black and Red are colors, nothing more. They do not symbolize evil. Red symbolizes courage, love, emotion, among other things. Black is also just a color. Native Americans believed it to stand for fertile soil. The Christian Cathars believed it to be the color of heaven. In Japan, it symbolizes honor.

A color can mean whatever you want it to mean. They're just different ways of refracting light.


Martin2 - Am I Really a Ninja? (Yes): TALK - Hammertime!

Junior Admin: Watch out, I've got mah eye on you!

They are ears which look like horns, my mistake. My argument is not predominantly against the colors of red and black [in fact I have nothing personal against either color], it's against the way they are depicted on a medium, and more specifically, on pictures like the ones above. --Neildown - De oppresso LiberNeil down.png Semper fi 00:37, November 28, 2010 (UTC)