“But Mom Edgey,” you cry, “my feelings are hurt! I’m angry! I want to
yell at them
say something witty and biting
tell them they’re jerks and that i have problems and that their anon hate has really hurt me!
Why can’t I do that?”
I’m glad you asked! The reason you shouldn’t respond is because that’s exactly what the anons want. If you respond to them at all, they’ve gotten what they want… and they’ll send you more, because you’re a live wire. Because they know you’ve seen them, and that you’ve been affected by them.
“But what if I say ‘You haven’t affected me emotionally at all, anon!’”
Doesn’t work. They’re still 100% certain that you’re behind your keyboard crying into a pint of Chunky Monkey.
The only thing to do is NOT RESPOND.
~Why this works:~
If you don’t respond to them, you’re boring. Also, tumblr’s messaging system is so spotty that they might assume you’re not even GETTING their messages. And they’ll move on to targets that ~aren’t~ boring.