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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
 
 
 
Turbo Kongtromboneborges on October 30th, 2003 08:18 am (UTC)
Well, exactly. And the problem is not so much the wank as the positive feedback loop of wank. Wank begets wank. And problems that were fairly contained (I mean the recent explosive one involved what, four people? five?) suddenly become wanky, proxy-fight-filled Massive Fandom Issues and people post about how the "fandom is falling apart," all of which is ridiculous.

So for me the amusement of FW is not worth the extent to which it actively makes my experience, and the experience of my friends, of this supposedly fun hobby less fun.