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29 October 2003 @ 10:14 pm
I've got a "Hogwarts headache" all right...  
Today sucked. Have an HP-related link.

And then I made the mistake of clicking on someone's link and ended up reading some fandom wank. Big, huge, nasty mistake.

You see, I really don't understand why people find fandom wank enjoyable. Someone please explain to me why hurting other people or making fun of their problems has become a form of entertainment? People I consider friends, people I thought of as geniunely caring, wonderful individuals, go over there and laugh and mock and point and call names and make fun of whatever and whomever with no shame whatsoever. It's making me think I don't know them at all.

Maybe I'm naive. Maybe I need to get over myself and learn that being crass and rude and saying nasty things about others is where the real fun is at, and I'm crazy for trying to be nice for the most part and thinking the best of people.

And the saddest thing of all? This post about my disgust with fandom wank and disappointment in the people involved with it will likely end up ON fandom wank - this time with me being made fun of and called names. Well, I hate to break it to all of you wankers, but there is nothing could you possibly say about me that would be more painful than the things that have already been said - so go for it if that's what gets you off. -.-
I feel: disappointeddisappointed
oddree on October 29th, 2003 11:48 pm (UTC)
fandom wank
I agree with you completely Morri. John and I have had a number of very long conversations about it and in the end we simply agreed that we have different rules about what we each consider acceptable behaviour.

I don't particularly like bitching in RL, and online it tends to be completely uninhibited bitching because of how distanced everyone is. This uninhibited bitching has almost been institutionalised in fandom_wank--which is what bugs me most about it. An individual whining and bitching about things is one thing, a large group of people bitching and slagging people off--egging each other on and getting more and more offensive and nasty as the wank goes on--is completely different and goes beyond my bounds of acceptable behaviour.

But then, what the hell does that matter to them? I'm only one irritated person--they're an entire group of people who love fandom_wank. They're not gonna stop for anyone like me. They wouldn't even stop for a large group of people like me. And let's face it, even if a large group of people sharing this sentiment emerged, the only way fandom-wank would ever notice us would be if we turned to what they are doing--large-scale, public bitching. I for one am not willing to stoop to their level.