(HINT: It’s light-hearted mockery because I say it is. That’s how it works!)
…for taking the time to write this.
FYI, I am one person, not a “they,” and I work very hard to create content for my blog. It consumes pretty much all of my time. So you can imagine how thrilled I am when someone reblogs something that took me over an hour to edit and put together just to trash it.
Somehow I doubt you would like it if I reblogged one of your illustrations and picked it apart for fun.
Just something to think about.
First of all, I used the singular they, which indicates indeterminacy. I don’t know whether you are a man or a woman and “they” sounds and looks a lot better than “He or she,” or “S/he,” or the hippy dippy “Xe,” or “Hir.”
Secondly, are you really getting offended by me judging your actions when your entire motivation for this blog is based judging others for their actions? Would it have been better had I blocked out part of your name with a colorful bar so as to protect your questionable judgement behind anonymity?
Third, I am quite used to having my drawings trashed, most often by myself. I don’t welcome people making fun of my work, but I do welcome constructive criticism. Perhaps if you look past your initial indignation, you might see something of the same. Like I said, I want to like that blog and I will likely continue to follow (for the time being). These are funny exchanges, but your additions often feel like you’re explaining the joke after we already got it. It kills the comedy and it treats your audience like they’re the idiots you portray. See your explanation of The Self Righteous MommyJacker? What did you add there besides simply retelling the story in your own words?
Whether you agree or disagree, the internet (and Tumblr) provide a forum for anyone to say anything. I could say to you now, “It’s the internet. Harden the fuck up,” but I don’t, because I recognize the humanity behind the blogs and the inanity of such commentary. You can take my criticism and do something with it, or you could just disagree/ignore/block/troll me. After all, you probably have more followers than me and none of my followers “Liked” what I said.
Sure, you can say whatever you want. I’m not trying to censor you. And I’m well-aware of the term “constructive criticism,” but thanks for spelling it out. Ultimately I don’t think trashing someone else’s work is productive, but if that’s your way of providing constructive criticism, go for it.
People who use the “are you really getting offended by me judging your actions when your entire motivation for this blog is based on judging others” line are all the same. There’s a difference between my light-hearted mocking of a picture of human shit or a goofy definition and your straight-up insults.
“I could say to you now, "It’s the internet. Harden the fuck up,” but I don’t, because I recognize the humanity behind the blogs and the inanity of such commentary.“
Enjoy your night.
I see. So if I say to you that you need to stfu, it’s a grave insult. When you say that others need to stfu it’s light-hearted mocking. Maybe we should e-mail these parents and ask them what they think.
Continue to Part II.