No More Emos

So a couple of seconds ago I decided to never date an emo again. It goes against everything I stand for. Emo music, like pop, is killing the entire industry. It is pop music with guitars. Remember back when music was serious and half of all music wasn’t taken up by young kids fanboying or girling over people they liked?

Remember when music was good? Sure there are still some good bands in existence  but none in the mainstream. I would say Hozier is the only artist in the chart right now with something today (with the exception of Pink Floyds new album that came out literally yesterday).

The music industry needs to change before it is too late. Metal needs to come back and replace the whole Emo scene. No more stupid annoying little fangirls ruining music and the charts. Record labels more importantly, need to stop advertising bands and music off of there looks. I like Cradle of Filth. I also do like there image, not there looks. I like them because I enjoy there music.

Emos are runing rock. They are ruining the whole image we metalheads have and hold so dear to us. Go back to your pop.

This is just too annoying. We need to make a change. I know there are some emos who like metal and stuff, and genuinely don’t like pop and all that, but don’t go fangirling off of bands looks. Just no. It lets shit bands do well.

The Life Poster

P.S: Sorry if this post seemed harsh, but this is just fucking annoying.

Marijuana is Good

So I am not a druggy. I never will be.  Ever. So let’s just clear that up before the beginning of this article. I do, know people who have taken drugs, and do quite frequently. I do, yes, hang out with them occasionally. Still, however, I do not take them, and have no intentions to, ever. Not a puff, not a blow-back, nothing.

I have, however, occasionally had a cigarette. It would have been better for me to have had an entire spliff then that one cigarette. Really, it would have. This is what shocks me. The benefits of smoking marijuana out number the benefits of smoking tobacco almost ten-fold. So my question to all of you is, why is marijuana illegal, and tobacco is legal?

Marijuana can relax you, actually reduces the risk of cancer, and isn’t addictive. Tobacco on the other hand, makes you reak, increases your risk of cancer, and is highly addictive. I think this world is a bit messed up.

So tell me your opinions on this. Do you have a different opinion? Let me know, and comment, like and follow if you enjoyed the article!

The Life Poster

Further Reading: http://patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com/marijuana-info/marijuana-vs-cigarettes/

Why I Will Never Kill Myself

So people out there in the world have loads of things going on in there lives all of the time. You never know what someone is thinking, or what is going on behind the curtains. They may hold a strong public image, but in the background they are having serious issues merely staying alive.

Today we are going to discuss the different perspectives people seem to have of suicide, why people are pushed to this, and why I personally, will never kill myself.

First of all, people are pushed to the edge every day. As an example, an ex of mine had loads of stuff happen to her. We are talking rape, abuse, she was made homeless. All of this was going on, and some of it while I was with her as well. Now she wanted to kill herself. In all fairness it is understandable. However, she didn’t. I am genuinely surprised that she didn’t, but she didn’t, nonetheless. She was strong, and yet unfortunately everything she had got through had scarred her both physically and emotionally, and therefore, this was one of the reasons we didn’t work out in the end.

She got through all of that, and is still around today to tell the tale. How come she hasn’t killed herself, and yet people who have been through less have?

Well it comes down to loneliness, personal strength, and experience. Yes I said the word experience. This may sound weird, but hear me out. First of all, if you have friends, you can come through almost anything. Now I have no friends almost still to this day, and I have come out of everything I have been through, but that leads onto the second point. Personal strength. I am not going to lie, emotionally I am strong. Very strong. I haven’t been psychologically affected by what I have been through really. The only way it has had an impact on me is that I don’t trust people. Like, anyone. Ever. I just don’t trust anyone. That is probably the only thing that has happened as a result of my life. Some people are weaker then others. If you let things get to you easily, then they will affect you more, and you will let these problems take over your life, and you fear they will stay for the rest of your life. The final factor is experience. You need experience with life’s issues. You need to learn to always expect the worst in every situation. This is what I do. You also need to understand that things will get better. I know this from experience. Everyones life has good moments. If you are on a downer you need to always realize that a) there is someone out there who has it worse then you, and b) the future will get better. No matter what. I know this. I know that in the future, I will find myself a wife, we will have children, and I will be on a well paid job. Of course, I have no way of knowing this for certain, but I have hope. I also know that I won’t settle for anything else, and the sheer determination I hold inside me is enough of a drive to get me to my goal.

Of course, some people can’t see these things. I know because I have been in a situation of pure sadness, and you feel like the world will never change. However when your head clears, you start to see things clearly again. After I broke up with my fiancée  I felt terrible. I felt like my life had no meaning. Then time passes. You realize that it just wasn’t meant to be. You pick yourself, dust yourself off and move on. Why? Because the entire world isn’t a bad place. There is someone out there for you. You will  have better days. You will become happy again.

Now to go the second part of this article. Peoples opinions.

People have varying opinions on the subject of suicide. They both make sense in some lights. A lot of people think that suicide is selfish, and people shouldn’t take there lives when it will wreck other peoples as well. I understand this, and I can see where they are coming from. If someone is distraught, and feels terrible, and wants to take there life, of course they should think about everyone else, and what will happen to others if they take there own life, however, if someone is so unhappy in there life that they have that thought and are pushed to this point then is it really fair to expect them to stay alive just for other people?

Then there is my opinion, and most other peoples. If someone is having a terrible life, and they see no possible increase in happiness in even the distant future, I feel they have a right to end there own life. It is there’s to do with as they please. It is terrible if someone wants to do this of course, but if they are pushed to it, then it is there own choice.

On the other hand… let me talk for a moment about teen suicides. What utter bullshit! Now, there are legitimate cases out there of teens who really do have terrible lives. They really have had terrible things happen to them. Ok, I can understand them wanting to end there own lives. If, however, there is a 14 year old girl who is being bullied, and her parents don’t seem to care or whatever. First of all, talk to someone. Secondly, call the NSPCC if they really don’t care or if it is upsetting. Thirdly, wait it out. I was bullied. I got through it. I am still here. I haven’t even come close to my breaking point. Those kind of teen suicides I think are stupid. That isn’t enough of a reason. You haven’t even lived through the really difficult stuff in life. The stuff that really pushes you to the limits of what you can take. Of course, if you are going through more, then this is a real reason for you to want to kill yourself. If you are being abused, raped, or anything else, it is understandable. However if you are just being bullied a bit? No, this isn’t enough.

So I will never ever kill myself. I have hope for the future. I know my life will bring good things to me in time. No I don’t have faith, I don’t believe in a God. I don’t believe something will come and save me. I need to work for my happiness. All the stress I have been through and come out of is just life’s way of testing me. I will reap the rewards one day. Life can be a bitch, but you fight through it.

Everyone out there, stay strong, and have a good, positive day. Like, comment, follow, and do whatever else if you enjoyed this article.

The Life Poster

Andrew Garfield Fired as Spider Man

So basically Andrew Garfield has been fired as Spider Man… why? Well The Amazing Spider Man 2 underperformed A LOT. Even worse then The Amazing Spider Man. Sony’s original plans where to have ‘The Sinister Six’ come out in around 2015/2016 along with a ‘Venom’ movie and another film simply known as ‘A Film in the Spider Man Universe with a Female Lead’. This would then be followed with The Amazing Spider Man 3. This has all gone downhill after the second film underperformed.

Now the ‘Venom’ film has been scrapped, along with The Amazing Spider Man 3. Andrew Garfield isn’t going to be Spider Man anymore, however a Spider Man in some form will be in ‘The Sinister Six’ movie which is still going ahead. Personally I think this is terrible. I thought Andrew Garfield portrayed Peter Parker and Spider Man really well. He beat Tobey Maguire as well in my opinion.

Of course, this isn’t officially confirmed yet, but it almost certainly is true. An article has been published on badassdigest.com along with inside information.

Anyway thank you all for reading, I hope this is as crushing to you as it has been for me.

The Life Poster

Further reading:

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The Place Technology is Headed

So, the iPhone 6… it bends… you put it in your pocket for a moment, tie a shoelace, or pick something off the ground, and then suddenly your phone is bent… this is Apple came out with this year. Sales? Not very good. I know no-one with an iPhone 6. Why? Because it is shit…

Anyway, whilst technology is  advancing at an alarming rate, I can’t help but wonder… will products become more and more fragile? I mean, my phone currently is a replacement for my Samsung Galaxy S3. It is the Samsung Galaxy Y, and it is a cheap model… well it was still £60, but it is crap (just saying – don’t get it. It closes messages and turns itself off and has terrible RAM) however, I have dropped that phone on the floor countless times. It smashes open, and the battery and everything flies out, but the screen hasn’t cracked, the phone still works as good (as bad) as it did on day one. My friend, however, had an iPhone 4 (i think) and the screen cracked, and bits came off of it when it was dropped once.

If phones are becoming more and more fragile as time goes on, but the prices keep being bumped up, honestly, I think it will have a negative effect. I mean, people will always buy them, because they are fooled by all the marketing ploys, however one day, one man will stand up and say no, then others will follow. If people actually stop buying it, maybe then apple, and other companies will go back to the drawing board and start really advancing there phones, rather then selling the same phone with minor upgrades every year.

I feel this is the same with the new generation of consoles. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are basically the old consoles with slightly upgraded graphics. Look at the PC, it is still far superior to both consoles. People expected a PC-like console when they purchased this new generation. What they got, they were disappointed with. This generation has had terrible sales. Most people (like myself) literally don’t care about them anymore. In fact, I for one, have stopped playing games really. The industry is terrible. Full of scams, and marketing ploys. All run by people trying to get money.

Anyway, thank you all for reading. Like, and follow for more of my blogs!

The Life Poster

We Need Better Sound Engineers

I am not saying all sound engineers suck, but I have been to too many concerts with idiots on the mixing desk! I am in the process of qualifying to be a sound engineer, and I seem to know a lot more then most of the people doing the jobs themselves. I saw a band the other day called Anathema, and they were great, but the sound engineers did a terrible job, and I mean terrible.

First of all, the band were late coming on because they couldn’t fix a problems with one of the mics. This lasted about twenty minutes. They also wrapped one of the leads connecting the mic around to tight, meaning if one of the members had just tried to move it, it would have pulled the mic out of the socket.

After this, during the first two songs there was constant feedback. They didn’t even try and fix it until one of the band members said something to one of the engineers! This is just terrible! I always seem to be attending concerts were there are loads of problems with the sound! I don’t know if it is like it in other places, but I can tell you one thing, we really do need better sound engineers.

From what I have heard it is because there are too little people trained to be sound engineers out there, so they have loads of open vacancies. This is great for people like me, because it means we have a better chance of getting a job, but it isn’t good for the actual shows themselves. We need more sound engineers, and mainly ones who are good! All of the roles were filled the other night, and yet the job they did was terrible. I know Anathema’s songs are quite complex because there are lots of different instruments, which means lots of channels, but come on! Sorting feedback is simple! You just need to send the signal to an Aux channel and add a High Pass Filter! It takes like two seconds if you know how to do it right!

I assume it is because the Slade Rooms (the place I saw Anathema at) had to scrape the bottom of the barrel for sound engineers because it is a very small venue, but they could have at least got people who knew what they were doing, and it doesn’t give the other venues that I saw bigger bands at an excuse. I saw Metallica at the LG Arena in 2008 and for all of the support act you could barely hear the vocals. The entire 45 minute set.

Anyway, thank you all for reading! Follow for more posts about a range of topics, and like this if you enjoyed your read!

The Life Poster

Too Skinny, Too Fat, It Doesn’t Matter!!!

So, I always seem to start my articles with the word so even though it isn’t grammatically correct. I should probably stop doing that. Anyway, this article is going to be about how different cultures view weight, and why it really doesn’t matter how much you weight.

In certain countries, and several hundred years ago, being overweight was seen as something attractive about someone. It meant that they had enough money to eat a lot of food, and that meant that they could provide for you, and therefore they began to be seen as attractive. My question is, what the hell changed? Why is being skinny promoted everywhere now? How did it start? Well this can all be traced back to March of 1959 when ‘Mattel’ first originally started distributing ‘Barbie’. This doll had an impossible shape. A woman with a body so ‘perfectly shaped’ that movies began to follow this figure during the 1960’s so that the women in them who wore bikinis and other similar items of clothing looked just like it.

This continued throughout the 1970s as more and more models became drug users, and continued looking like this because of it. This furthermore inspired clothing designers to create slim fitting outfits, for which they needed slim models, not only to fit the clothes, but also because the camera tends to distort those on it, making people look like they have more weight then they really do, so ‘the skinnier the better’. This trend continued throughout the 80s, right up until the modern day, except now we have the media pressing this ‘perfect body’ idea into people, and making men think that it is good to have a slim girl, so they are brainwashed into wanting one, and since men now also want slim women, the women want to look desirable. So the circle continues.

I do not like repeating things that others regularly say, however it is the only thing I CAN say for this topic. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I know guys who like overweight women. I know girls that like overweight men. I know guys that like girls with shaved heads! At the end of the day, for every person out there, there are over a hundred people who find that person attractive, I guarantee it.

On top of all of this, there are the people that see beauty differently, and I know that what I am about to say is true. You can meet someone who ‘isn’t your type’ or who you wouldn’t usually date. Then you can talk to them. You begin to see how much of a great person they are, and then suddenly, you start to look at them differently. Slowly you start thinking “Actually, they look pretty damn hot!” and then you find yourself fantasizing about having sex with them in the middle of the woods, or whatever it is that you imagine doing. That is happened to me, just not the fantasizing about having sex with them in the woods…. no it was a train for me.

In all seriousness however, looks aren’t everything, and there are less and less people who share the same views as me it seems. In this sick and twisted society that we have come to live in nowadays, where the media rules, and crime is on the rise, there are so little people with good morale views, and people who actually see the world as it should be seen. Just because someone is a little overweight, or has a big neck, or six toes on a foot, that doesn’t stop them from being attractive, and no matter what, this doesn’t kill the beauty that is on the inside of that person. That is the real beauty.

Thanks for reading,

The Life Poster

Is Having Casual Sex Good?

So everyone likes sex… well most people do. It is pleasurable, and of course it is an act of love between two people. However, it isn’t ALWAYS about love. There are loads of people out there who have as many sexual partners as possible. Why? Either simply because they can, because they love sex, and love having it with loads of people, or because of insecurity, or other reasons such as this.

Now, I have always enjoyed sex, and I always have preferred to do it with someone who you love instead of lots of people who you don’t love. However, there are people out there who prefer the latter. There are many reasons why, as I have just discussed, however, is it good? Which one is REALLY better, or a moral level. You may immediately say ‘Sex for love is better’, or you may say ‘It is that persons choice’, however there is no REAL answer. Yes people have there own choice in the world, but is it good for both parties?

If a girl goes and sleeps with loads of guys, and if the guys like it, and even if they agree for it to be a casual one time thing, there will ALWAYS be some connection between them afterwards, ALWAYS. For starters, they both need to find each other attractive (or bearable). It is stereotypical that women get more attached to men and can be hurt easier, but it isn’t always the case. I think that ONE of them will always think about the other person after the initial, supposed ‘one-time thing’. Of course, there will always be connections to these people, and it will always effect them afterwards. Whether that be through arguments with friends or what not. The way I see it, there are probably more negatives then positives in this idea. However this isn’t always the case of course. If two friends decide to have a one time thing, it may not affect them afterwards, but it will always be slightly awkward, and there will be always be some feelings afterwards. Just watch Friends with Benefits if you don’t believe me. It is a typical example of this kind of situation.

Now I have never had this kind of thing with someone. I have been tempted, yes, everyone has temptations, but I haven’t. I have been VERY close on two or three occasions, but it has never happened. I held on. I found a good, loving relationship. That is how I lost my virginity, and I am proud of that. I found someone nice. I found someone I cared about, and it made it so many times better.

Studies in the past have proven this. Having sex with someone you love makes it better, however, it is proven as well, that a few years into a relationship, the sex dies down. It loses the initial energy. However in also showed that if couples didn’t have sex as much, or if there sex wasn’t very good, they would break up, or divorce not too long afterwards. If they had regular sex at an average level, they would continue a healthy relationship.

This proves that sex is COMPULSORY for a healthy and stable relationship. However, if the sex goes downhill, and goes from being energetic, to ‘average’, then does this give the people in the relationship the right to want to pursue other partners? Is this what causes people to cheat? Is it actually perhaps not there fault? Society has made it so that it is seen as terrible if a partner cheats. This is because the human body actually WANTS to be WANTED. It is a weird idea, but if the brain knows that it is liked, and another human being loves it and wants it, it lets of chemicals inside the brain that make you feel ‘warm’, and you feel nice. However if your partner then wants to pursue someone else it makes you feel hurt, and this is a terrible thing to do to someone.

However is it excusable? Now that is a hard question. Humans do have a curiosity to want more then one sexual partner over the course of there life. Again, this is scientific FACT. However, if a human knows that they will hurt there partners by engaging in sexual intercourse with someone else, and they still continue to do it, that is wrong. Especially if they do it behind there back. If the sex in your relationships does get dry, and gets stale, then it is understandable that people would think about maybe pursuing other people, THINKING about it isn’t bad, but going out and doing it IS bad. You will hurt the other person. That is the way the human mind has been configured. You get hurt if you are not wanted. Cheating makes people not feel wanted.

The only way around this is to maybe talk to your partner about having a one time thing with someone else, but, again, returning to my earlier topic, will this make you feel something towards that person? Will it make your partner jealous? Then what if you both did it, so you don’t feel as bad. Then ONE of you WILL get jealous, almost certainly. This entire subject is complicated, and it has no answer as to what you should or should not do in a relationship if your sex life runs dry, and whether engaging in casual sex outside or inside of marriage is a good idea no matter what the circumstances. It is a tough call.

Thank you for reading this long talk, I hope you enjoyed it. I went on a bit of a tangent towards the end about sex in marriages, but I felt like it was necessary. Follow for more of me discussing different things, and feel free to message me personally on twitter or even my personal Facebook if you want to talk about anything with me! I always reply!

Thanks again,

The Life Poster