Your computer, should you decide to ignore this advice.Your computer, should you decide to ignore this advice.

This is part one of a two-part article series.

I had a recent experience that I thought I would turn into a two-fold article.  The first part is today, while the second part is next week.  And just so I don’t bore you all to death, I’m giving out a prize at the end of the article.  So, there’s a little pot sweetening involved!

But first, let’s get to the meat of the situation.  Last week on Reddit, I had a situation where I came across an article where a redditor had posted a link to another website out there offering 2000 webfonts.  Upon reading the article, myself and several others had a great laugh at the idiocy of the article, though another redditor had pointed out something very salient (which I will discuss next week.)  But let’s get to the first part of all this.

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Warning: Not all rejections are the same.Warning: Not all rejections are the same.

Well, here we are, 2019 and I remembered this blog still exists.  Hey, may as well take the old gal out for a spin, right?

Well, let’s start off by covering rejection. But we’re going to do it a little differently. This isn’t a paean to all those prospective people on how to handle rejection. No, this is a tale of rejection…and why it strongly colors why there are winners and losers in the game.

It’s a story of how I got two different rejections in the course of the week – and why I’m happy to have received one, and why I incensed by the other, as well as how companies who do the rejecting should handle it.

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Believe me when I say this is one of the cleanest screen grabs available in the film.Believe me when I say this is one of the cleanest screen grabs available in the film.

What can I say about Belladonna of Sadness (no link since the film is NSFW as all get out) that hasn't been said already?  The brainchild of legendary animator Osamu Tezuka's first studio, Mushi Productions and based on the book Satanism and Witchcraft by Jules Michelet, it's legendary and breathtaking.  The art is very much inspired by Gustav Klimt, and makes excellent work of such styles as limited animation, while switching to a psychedelic fluidity rarely seen in animation of that period (there's no way that I can call this an anime, not as experimental as it is.)  The voice acting is far above what you would expect for the time, as they used well-known actors for the roles (back then, the seiyu industry was not as big or glamorous as is it is now.)

I also found out it influenced one of my favorite anime of all time, Revolutionary Girl Utena (which in and of itself is a masterpiece of WTFery.)  

I had the chance to watch it in preparation for Halloween.  And Halloween really doesn't cut it.  I'm not sure there's a holiday that does.

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I stared at this entirely too long.I stared at this entirely too long.


I decided to fire up Destiny 2 (the sequel to one of my most favorite games as of recent) and even took a day off just to play it.

That...was a mistake.

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Remember when this used to stand for something?  Apparently Youtube doesn'tRemember when this used to stand for something? Apparently Youtube doesn't

There comes a point in every company's life where they forget where they came from.  In that moment, they forget who they are an they become irrelevant.

The graveyard of failed corporations, from SCO to the original Atari, from Osborne to Dumont, are all companies that forgot where they started, lost the faith of those who had been there from the start, and turned towards what they thought were greener pastures but instead were toxic cesspools that spelled the companies' doom.  And it's happening again.

And this time, it's happening to a company we all thought we loved.

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