Meeting Internet People

I remember when parents used to tell us (although today’s parents also do this) that everybody on the Internet was a pedophile. When I turned 18, it so happened that everybody on the Internet was actually a rapist. Either way, everybody on the Internet was some type of predator and you were best not to communicate with them at all.

Blogging? Why would you want to expose your life to strangers?! 

Of course, my biggest issue was, “Would there actually be anybody who’d want to read about my life?”

But today, I met the other admins on this fantastic blog. The four of us answer general inquiries about university, and sometimes program-specific info if we have the knowledge of doing so. It’s not a job: we don’t get paid nor recognized officially, though it’s better for us because we are sometimes a little sassy with our responses when some of our anons are a bit too confused.

All the admins are so friendly, and it’s funny to see that N and I were both pretty impatient people. It’s funny, because she has an interest in abnormal psychology, and I have an interest in teaching, both of which requires enormous amounts of patience.

But today was fun! I introduced them to The Orange Snail, which is located in the basement of Stong College at York University. Pictures will be up in a bit, but the portions were great! Today’s weather was a little too muggy and humid, but we felt comfortable.

The tablecloth was sticky, though, but that much is expected.

If you’re a York University student, I totally recommend coming here to eat. During the September-April year, their $5.31 (+tax) lunch buffet is open! Five dollars and thirty one cents!! You can’t get a better deal than that!

So yeah, pictures of food and the actual restaurant will be up soon.

And remember, not everybody on the Internet wants to steal your soul!

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What’s the difference between a baby and a watermelon?

The following is a screencap from this Facebook thread, which you should all click “report” on because it is disgusting how some people can see this as a joke.

The punch line is in the picture as well. (Trigger warning: there is mention of gore and sex.)

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I purposely didn’t colour-block the first names because anyone who goes to York University must see this, especially the administrators.

Is this the type of student you want at your school?

Moreover, to the York University students:

Is this the type of person you want to be working with?

What scared me the most, and continues to scare me as I look back on this post, is how nobody intercepted. Nobody thought it was wrong to joke about dead babies or rape. Everyone in this thread went along with it and thought they were having a great time.

There was absolutely no reason (nor will there ever be one) to have jokes about dead babies and violent gore. What purpose does it serve? Does it advance you to your goal? Death is no laughing matter. There are cases where studies have shown that “nervous laughter” is used to relieve tension, and that is the only reason I can think of here, but does it really seem like laughing because they are scared of death, or does it seem to show their ignorance and lack of empathy?

Ask any parents or any person about a deceased sibling, relative, or friend. Is death such a funny matter then? Would it be funny to any of these people in the thread, Yahya I., Husman S. H., Sam P. G., or Shafay A. if their own child were to die in front of them, to breathe their last breath?

And then of course, the sex joke from Shafay A.:

Q: What’s 6 inches long, 2 inches wide, and drives women wild?

A: A $100 bill!

Not only is that supposed to imply sex, it also dehumanizes women into sex objects with no personality who hunger after money.

What sickens me the most is the difficulty to file a complaint to York. This guy clearly violates the following responsibilities under the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities:

(ii) The responsibility to behave in a way that does not harm or threaten to harm
another person’s physical or mental wellbeing.
(iii) The responsibility to uphold an atmosphere of civility, honesty, equity and
respect for others, thereby valuing the inherent diversity in our community.

This Facebook thread is not the only instance where Yahya I. has violated these responsibilities. In another thread, my friend, N, had unfollowed the thread but he tagged her back in:

Y: hey, N

N: can i help you?

Y: rape

That is literally what happened. Then he said that it was only a joke and we should loosen up.

Rape is never funny. 

I really hope that York rethinks their process for accepting students. Yahya I. is the scum of the earth.

Graduated today, and turned 22!

I GRADUATED TODAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. :) With 2 degrees: Hons. Bilingual B.A. and B. Ed.!

And I turned 22!

Everyone was lovely, and nice, and just totally beautiful. Someone~ treated me to a super over-priced dinner at an Italian restaurant (honestly, $18 for food the size of my hand), and gave me some really awesome gifts. I’ll post pictures later. :)

Look how cute the knives are. Ahhhh!

Look how cute the knives are. Ahhhh!

I got a real life Fruit Ninja game, which comes with 2 toy knives (life-size!!) and some cut fruits. There’s a weird way to play, but you can check it out.

These "fruits" look like jelly candies.

These “fruits” look like jelly candies.

 

I also got a bingo cage (complete with the bingo balls, cards, and counters/markers), which we played. I had no idea I was so hyper for bingo. I think I’m going to be one of those crazy little 97-year-old ladies that scream “Bingo” when I actually score. Finally, there was a cute toy set for tools, like a wrench and stuff. AND NAILS. And they actually worked. It even came with a toy measuring tape.

And some mints too but they were pink, so ew. Haha!

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