Can we talk?
Wow! It seems the Trolls had a field day this week. Nico took down pictures, Michele scrapped her 2002 Most intriguing Bloggers project. wKen had to remove comments off his photo site, and Solonor has been taking shit FROM the Muther Farkers resonsible for it. And, in Wil Whatizname’s defense… spoke out against what happened to wKen.
(Speaking of which, I see my homegurl took Wil outside for a private spanking, yesterday. YOU GO GIRL!)
Well, isn’t that ALL a fine, howdy do?
As Michele once said: “How come the people with the biggest opinions and loudest mouths are always anonymous?”
True. Most of the nastiest, hurtful things have USUALLY been said to me anonymously.
One thing I DO want to correct (based on Jon’s quote at Nico’s) is the myth that bloggers would NOT say what they say in a real life situation.
I SO disagree. Well, at least in a lot of cases of people that I know who have been accused of that. Perhaps it looks more amplified when seen written down, or maybe you caught them on a bad day when they’re really letting loose… but most people I know can, and WILL give it to you straight in person.
For example… I’ve spoken to Angel on the phone a few times, and I’m pretty sure she’ll call me an “?berdick” to my face. Faith, given her profession, can and will be agressive. Lisa will very candidly honest with you and tell you what you DON’T want to hear.
.., and of course I can think of a certain unnamed individual who has spent parts of his early life fighting for survival, studied Shotokai, played bodyguard, hung with mobsters, was offered a spot in the high school football team, and even considered becoming a marine, and perhaps his legal problems were somewhat exacerbated because he and his wife are loudmouths and smartasses in real life also. I think he’s a little agressive too. (But he collects teddy bears, so how bad can he be?)
These people also have softer sides. I don’t think you can get a full impression of them by just their writing. We’re all very two dimensional in CyberSpace.
I’m starting up a fund for flamed bloggers called the
“Wet yo’ Pants, Candyass!” Tour, which will send various bloggers right to your hometown where you can attempt so say to their face what you’ve said about them.
In the immortal words of “The Dude”:
“Don’t let your mouth write a CHECK that your body can’t cash.”