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The fuck is up, imaginary audience?

January 2, 2010

It’s 2010 now, in case you didn’t know. It was 2009 a couple of days ago, and then all of a sudden BAM, it’s 2010.

Such a sudden and arbitrary change which, for me, only highlights that I have entered yet another year, no, another decade, and have still achieved so little.

I am now 19. Most people who are my age that I know are midway through apprenticeships, or they’ve got a full-time job, or they’ve completed a year of university or they’re going through TAFE or whatever. I on the other hand, dropped out of my course and so am back to where I was at the end of 2008, at least academically.

Personally, I’ve grown quite a bit during 2009. I went from someone who talked to less than five people on a regular basis and only talked to others if prompted, to someone who goes out drinking often and has a comparatively larger group of friends.  However I am still far behind most people. Most people had their first girlfriend or boyfriend in their early years of high school. Similarly with their first kiss. As I’ve said, I’m 19, and I have yet to do these things.

And everything’s my fault.

But whatever. 2010 is another start for me. I’m starting a Bachelor of Psychology at a different university, I’m always trying harder to prove that I can interact with others and I have recently started my first job.

So while the arrival of 2010 has brought realization of failures and faults, the prospects before me bring the hope of bettering myself and learning what I wish to learn, whether it be academic learning or otherwise. Alternatively, the prospects before me could be the harbingers of yet new failures and faults.

Ever the pessimist, I am.

As for this here blog, I will convince myself to renew posting. I slowed down a lot towards the end of 2009, and the whole of December only had two posts, one of which was nothing but a link to Unspeakable Evil. Speaking of UE, there’s exciting stuff happening there soon probably maybe hopefully, so check it out.

But yes, returning to this stupid blog, I will probably start posting more about warhammer as my daemons army finally gets off the ground. I’d also like to give a record of my learning to play guitar, as I am in the process of buying my first guitar now. Other than that, I dunno what I’ll post. Whatever I feel like at the time (which last year led to such posts as The Bridge at the End of the World and A Better Justice System? I THINK SO, both of which you can find links for in the archivey thing over there –> if you’re interested.).

In conclusion, Happy New Year(?)

-Vyperchild

** Just thought that this notes thing should be here as usual. It’s like some sort of reunion. **

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A better justice system? I THINK SO

December 12, 2009

When you commit a felony, and you’re fined, that is a punishment. However, say you commit a driving offence or something, and incur a $200 fine.

Oh no!

Now, say someone else commits a similar driving offence (or something) and is also fined $200. But, unbeknownst to you, this someone else happens to be insanely rich and owns a fucking private jet.

$200? To them that’s nothing.

Have they been punished for their offence? Fuck no.

What I’m trying to say is that fines in their current form are not a perfect method of punishment for offenders, because anyone who can easily afford to pay is obviously not learning their frigging lesson.

MY PROPOSAL!!:

Rather than set fines for particular offences, I think that fines should be based on the total assets of the offender at the time they incurred the fine.

For example, you’re the first guy (see how I’m not being sexist and saying women are likely to fuck up when driving? If I’d said parking offence it would have to be a chick though, they kind of suck at that. It’s because I’m such a great guy) and you’ve just been fined.

Oh no!

We’ll assume your total assets at the time, including your house etc. is $500,000. Maybe generous, maybe not. I don’t know and I don’t care. It’s just a hypothetical example guys.

We’ll also assume that you, the guy, are being fined $200. Apparently, your offence is worth 1/2500th of your total assets.

Now we’ll do the same with rich guy. We’ll say his assets amount to $10,000,000. HE DIDN’T HAVE HIS JET AT THE TIME OKAY? Anyway, he also gets fined 1/2500th of his total assets.

That’s $4000.

Yeah rich guy, feeling the fucking sting on your pocket now huh? MAYBE YOU’LL BE SMARTER NEXT TIME.

My proposition boils down to a fine ratio, rather than a set fine for everyone. This means that, while fines can be radically different for two different people, they are actually receiving similar punishment based on their situation.

Is this system fair? YES. YES IT IS.

Is this system a good idea? YES. YES IT IS.

Why isn’t this system already in place? YES. YES IT IS.

I MEAN I DON’T KNOW. STOP CONFUSING ME WITH ALL THESE QUESTIONS, RHETORICAL MAN. MAYBE I’LL USE MY JUSTICE SKILLS TO FINE YOU FOR BEING A MASSIVE JERK.

um

yeah

that’s right.

you’re a jerk.

a massive one.

you’re a massive jerk.

what do you have to say to that huh?

what? not talking to me now?

FINE. DON’T TALK TO ME.

I HAVE PLENTY OF OTHER VOICES IN MY HEAD THAT ARE PERFECTLY HAPPY TO TALK TO ME.

RIGHT GUYS?

guys?

…guys?

T_T

-Vyperchild, JUSTICE-MAN

** My apologies to the ladies who read this and were offended by my accusations of not being able to park. I’m sure you’re really good at parking. Really. You probably get awards and stuff for just how great you are at parking. Good for you. **