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Old 11-13-2016, 01:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy The 2016 What Made You Sad Thread

A few days ago I stumbled on a very nice song by a young english-speaking singer.
I checked her other songs and found out that there were a lot I liked.
I was super happy : new music to listen to !
She has a Twitter account so I subscribed to it.
Been listening to her songs lots these last few days.
Yeah I was happy :
Until this morning...
I was checking Twitter for another reason (gloomy anniversary here in France) and somehow some numbers, some layouts and lists were off (don't ask me how I notice those things) and I realized that, and clicked to check, and well :
That singer had blocked me on Twitter...
I have never twitted to her, never talked to her, never contacted her, well : never done anything to her, I literally have no clue what happened and why she'd do that...
And you know what ? That hurts !
I know : it's stupid. It shouldn't hurt.
I mean she doesn't know me, I don't know her, I never been to one of her gigs, we never met, I only have listened to her songs for the past few days.
And subscribed to her Twitter.
So yeah : I shouldn't care right ?

Truth is : it %#@!? hurts !
It's like I'd be happily running in the countryside with a stupid smile on my face, bouncing around grass and flowers, happily gazing at butterflies and birds and stuff, because, you know, I'm usually a stupidly happy person, and then, right after a turn on the road, or whatever, WHACK : I get hit hard in the face with a baseball bat by some disgruntled person : JUST BECAUSE !!!
With no apparent reason...
I know, I know : #FirstWorldProblem !
I shouldn't feel hurt, I should be able to brush it off, shrug it off.
I shouldn't be that sensible.

Yet, fact is : it %#@!? hurts !
I can't help it. I'm a super sad panda since this morning.
No joy in me to practice the piano, to listen to music, to... I dunnow...

I don't know if it's a combination of several things at the same time though. Is it adding up ?
Cold super bleak weather the last few days, gloomy anniversary today, the dramatic result of the elections in the US a few days ago, a possible cold and general tiredness, and "this" would be the straw that has the better of me ?
Wow am I weak...
Well I found an email on her website for management. So I emailed...
I'll let you know if he/she, well whoever the manager is, answers me.
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:37 PM   #2
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it should be sad

well, someone block strangers, they got a point, i dont blame them. But the singer u talked abt may have different reason

once i tweet a guy, disagree his opinion. He blocked me. Well, maybe because of different opinon, he didnt want a converstration or maybe he didn't tweet with strangers. Both can understandable, but actually that dumbhole block me then talking **** abt my acc (personal attack)

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Old 11-13-2016, 01:37 PM   #3
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i´m so sorry frederic. of course, it hurts... i would be in pain too. i don´t understand "twitter world" as i´m not part of it, but it´s always sad when you find out that you "are not appreciated", although it´s no really the case as the person in question doesn´t really know you.

now, despite your feelings being hurt, i would advise you not to give this person/situation the power to determine your mood, if you know what i mean. you are much bigger than that blocking thing, much! i hope you´re feeling better by now
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:36 PM   #4
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I'm such an idiot...

I got an answer from her management (that I emailed earlier this morning) : turns out her Twitter account got Hacked... (and of course I hadn't thought about that stooooopid me !!!)

So no :
- She wasn't affraid of my Twitter icon that could look like Sauron if you forgot to drink your coffee in the morning...

- She's probably not a Sushi addict that got disgusted by my #SaveTheWhales post a few days ago.

- Or other stupid reasons...
I blame winter...
I blame...
...noone but myself really I'm such a fool !!!
#StoryOfMyLife

Anyway all is well that ends well : listening to her music right now full volume (sorry neighbours ! #NO-NotSorry-HAHA).
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:20 AM   #5
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Is it Rachel Sermanni?
She's brilliant and her twitter got hacked yesterday
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:54 PM   #6
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Is it Rachel Sermanni?
Well, in my unadulterated idiocy at least there was a tiny amount of wisdom still alive that prevented, by not giving a name, the accidental shame and blame of an innocent.

All is not lost !

So we will not reveal who it was !!!

Oh dear I so have felt like an idiot the whole day today...
Again...

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She's brilliant [...]
I concur, this singer you speak of is indeed brilliant, I adore her songs !
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:55 PM   #7
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Well i can't say anything about her who must not be named...
But Rachel Sermanni is one of my absolute favourites.
I wish she'd tour a bit outside the UK.
I saw her last year in a very small venue in the Netherlands and would love another chance to see her perform!
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:46 PM   #8
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Well i can't say anything about her who must not be named...
No we totally can't say anything about her who must totally not be named.

Totally...

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But Rachel Sermanni is one of my absolute favourites.
I wish she'd tour a bit outside the UK.
I saw her last year in a very small venue in the Netherlands and would love another chance to see her perform!
Well since I created the thread and you totally didn't guess who it was about (oh no no...) and thus totally *cough* derailed *cough* the thread, well I totally allow you, and anyone else for that matter, to go on totally derailing it...

So yeah... It's totally off-topic and totally unrelated but yeah... Why wouldn't we talk about this brilliant singer huh ?
I'll start (Kind of... Totally... More or less...) :

This one below is the first I heard
and it made me stop whatever I was doing so that I'd only be listening :




This next one is too short, because it's super nice and you'd really wish
it'd last a little longer :




Last one (for this post) "killed" me the first time I heard it,
kind of like "We, the Drowned" did when I first heard it :

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Old 11-20-2016, 09:44 PM   #9
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I think this is my fav of hers... or it might just be Myles's video that is absolutely perfect for this song. Let's say it's both. And they compliment each other so well.
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I think this is my fav of hers... or it might just be Myles's video that is absolutely perfect for this song. Let's say it's both. And they compliment each other so well.
[video of the song "Everything changes"]
I love that song as well, it's sooooo nice !

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now, despite your feelings being hurt, i would advise you not to give this person/situation the power to determine your mood, if you know what i mean. [...]
Seriously I really wish I would be able to right now because something relatively similar to the original post happened to me very recently.
Except 10 times worse... I'm in a state right now... You don't want to know...
It feels like the next following weeks (months ?) are going to be quite bleak, quite empty.

But you know what... It's to such a point that I decided against giving details or talking about it.

Not sure it makes sense but instead I'll tell something funny I did at my new job not too long ago.
This is totally unrelated, but at least it will make a good average with my so idiotic original post.
And anyway, now that I think about it, I'd rather be cheered up, or comforted, or remembered by the two and a half of you who will read this, for something funny or silly rather than lamenting on myself again, like the original post or even the beginning of this one (sigh), so without further ado (<=== probably the weirdest, yet also cutest, word of the english Lang.) :


A LITTLE SNEAKY ACT OF REBELLION

...Of course it had to be done "for yesterday".
The website had lived without it for years but for some mysterious reason, it had to be done asap.
I suspect it was because of something along the lines of :
"- Now we have this new web guy, better make sure he's not idle.
Caught him gazing at the clouds though the workshop windows the other day. OK so it was somewhat pretty, with all those shades of orange and pink, but still, more than a minute ?
Hmmm, also maybe one day I should ask him about the printer and why everytime... Actually no, I don't want him to know that I can't, for the life of me, oh dear I'm so ashamed, no I REALLY don't want him to know, drat here comes the boss ! Where are those reports ?"

Yes it was probably something like that, I could see it in her eyes.
Or something very close. At least not very far. Like, well, probably similar. In the same vein sort of.
And now that I think about it I suspect there was in fact even more to it. I can't put my finger on it but maybe it would be analogous to :
"- But I know what his weaknesses are !
That guy is scared by the plastification machine, he's afraid for his fingers.
Let's not even mention the forklift trucks in the factory HA ! Just hearing one of them is enough to have his eyes rapidly move left and right wide open in terror and have him swiftly position himself close to the nearest wall or behind the nearest crate.
OH and the boss's dog !!! He's literally terrified when the beast is around at the office. To his defense the thing is the size of a poney, and the stench, oh god the stench !"

Maybe it was also sprinkled with something akin to :
"- How does he do it ? I was behind him watching his monitor the other day : he's able to change things, move them, duplicate them, colour them, slice them, make them brighter, or darker, blur them even, make them disappear, then reappear, zoom in then out then back in ! And without clicking on menus !?! How ? Just how ? It looks like he's playing a videogame. And on top of that he always has that stupid smile and gaze on his face while he does it : just like my little 4 years old chubby nephew everytime his eyes land on whatever chunk of edible or seemingly chewable material in his vicinity.
I swear... One day. ONE DAY !!! I swear one day I'm going to drop a box of matches next to his desk, and we'll see... WE'LL SEE !"

Oh her eyes while she was explaining what stuff she wanted me to do, icy, chilling, tense, not friendly at all, but I digress. (no s%#@ ?)

It was a rules/regulations pictogram that had to be done. For one of those pages on our website that noone ever reads and that are probably only there so we can shove them, after the facts, on the face of the careless customer in a "We told you so !" smug and righteous manner.

Wait, maybe... Oh nooo : actually I'm quite certain...
Oh yes, certainly, on top of that, there must have been a bit of :
"- Yesterday, camouflaged in the middle of an innocent conversation about migrants (god why don't they stay home) I was able to retrieve the information from this unsuspecting awkward anomaly that this guy is : Shortcuts !
That's how he calls them. Shortcuts ! I'll give him shortcuts... Just one is enough though : a shortcut back to unemployement.
But not now, not yet, he can still be useful : today he taught me ctrl-C AND ctrl-V. I shared the secret moves with the accountant. She looked at me with perplexed eyes. Poor thing, probably her way to show some gratitude."


Deadline : "for yesterday",
Time budget : "What ? Not done yet ? Shouldn't be long, just ask google : 'pictogram of boy at the swimming pool' and duplicate a bunch".
So yeah they were done quickly, AND dirtily and validated by the higher-ups. The way she was looking at me...
Her eyes were kind of telling me : "- You're lucky... For now..."


It seems she has slight coordination problems : I'm not sure if It's because it looks like she has to think and then decide, between the index and the middle finger, which is which, before she'll click the right button on the mouse to open contextual menus. So I showed her the shortcuts for copy and paste the other day. I'm like that.
She won't dare only use one hand though : pinky on one side and thumb on the other. So instead she uses both hands, both her index, making sure they are released swiftly each at the same time, and then instantly she'll turn towards me and emit a little squeal of surprise.
For some reason, when she does that, she reminds me of that surprised rodent on YouTube.

I wonder if there also might have been something like :
"- Also, what's with this guy ? He's always asking weird questions about our latest product line ! Like : is there a fluffy version of this one with synthetic fur ? Or : does this one exist in orange ?
ALSO I hate him : how come he's so popular at the warehouse, and at the factory, AND at the office ! He's smiling to everyone, men and women alike. People joke with him, they mess with him, they laugh with him, women and men alike.
Wait... Is he one of those... Yuck !!! Disgusting ! Oh Lord when I think he's nice even with me !?
He's not even handsome, a bit ugly in fact, on top of being shy, and awkward, and dreamy, AND popular : oh god I hate him !"


Anyway, the next day I was feeling playful AND rebellious. I mean... more than usual...
So I ameliorated both pictograms so they would be closer to reality in a sort of gentle "poetic" way, and uploaded them without asking for validation.
I'm not sure anyone has seen the new versions yet, and if they have they probably haven't noticed the differences anyway.

Everytime I think about those pictures, the one "before" then how it got improved to become the one "after" :
I'm giggling and secretly proud of myself...
Ctrl-X !

Frédéric

PS : not the destination, the journey...
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:20 PM   #11
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obviously because we let The 2014 What Made You Smile Thread swallow 2015 so this is 2015's revenge, too many great ppl gone in 2016
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