I was hoping to avoid making a post like this, but alas, it looks like I hurt some feelings with my silence, so I guess I ought to explain myself.
jfc do you people who love to post about how awful I am even realize that a) you don’t have to read my blog, b) there’s a block function on Tumblr for a reason, and c) that there is an actual, for real, human being on the end of this blog whose feelings you can hurt with your shitty words?
Do you realize that when you post about how horrible a person I am, I actually can find and read that? Or that publishing a post about someone else with the intent to hurt their feelings makes you a shitty person?
It’s like you believe that because I’ve crossed some magic threshold of followers (a threshold that only exists in your head), you suddenly have the right to treat me like your personal punching bag, and nobody will ever call you out on it.
Well fuck that. I’m calling you out on it. When you publish something in a public forum about how much you hate some random person you’ve never met or even interacted with, guess what — that makes you an asshole.
Aww, aren’t you sweet to ask?
This week a surprise rush work project has come up — this on top of my plans to finally finish edits on the book I’ve been working on for months. That means I’ll be scarce around these parts this week until I’m done. Heck, I’ve even boarded the dogs and called out of practice, which is how you know I really mean business :)
So I might post a smattering here and there over the next few days, but don’t expect any involved meta or fic any time soon. I’ll be back as soon as I can.
my twitter is full of friends who guilt me for not tweeting at them eighteen times a day
my facebook is full of ex-boyfriends and family members i can’t stand
but you, tumblr
tumblr sweet tumblr
you are my refuge,
my port in the social networking storm
let’s hold hands and reblog butts together forever
I’m really happy you all decided to hop on the USS Flutie. Welcome aboard! But could someone please tell me where you came from so suddenly, or why? Was I linked somewhere, or recommended by someone?
I mean, I’ve gotten some 150 followers and counting in the last couple of days, after staying at the same level for months, and I’d like to know why.
Again: Welcome, new followers!
Okay, so first off: Thank you all for so many thoughtful, supportive messages, both in asks and reblogs. Y’all are very kind, and very sweet, and I do appreciate it.
But secondly: You really don’t have to defend me. I block trolls and you should too.
The more you engage someone spewing hate, the more energy they get from it, and the more hate they spew. Vicious cycle. And all it does is distract the focus from an otherwise interesting and meaningful conversation, and reorients the conversation so that it’s all about THEM, and not the ideas being exchanged — which of course is what the troll really wants, to be validated or lauded or otherwise acknowledged.
So if you see someone being hateful, just add them to your block list, report them for harassment if you need to, and then just let them pour out their vitriol to an echo chamber, because in the end, it just ain’t worth it to engage.
I promise, I don’t really lose sleep anymore over someone hating me on the internet. As Queen Isabela says, “They don’t know me. I know me.”
Final head’s up of the day: Just letting y’all know that a new installment of The Great Season 7 Rewatch went up earlier today. Enjoy!
A head’s up for the post-work crowd: A new installment of The Great Season 7 Rewatch went live earlier today. Enjoy!
I’ve just been sick. Real sick. Not like the bubonic plague or anything, but I haven’t wanted to move off the couch in nearly a week, much less look at a computer screen. (Which is how you know it’s REALLY bad, when you’re too sick to even Tumblr.)
I came out of it last night long enough to finally open up all those lovely Holiday Cards you sent me. Reading your kind and thoughtful messages, and seeing all the sketches, doodles and papercraft (and even two homemade anti-possession charms! I had no idea my readers were so concerned about the sanctity of my meatsuit, but I’m touched regardless) really cheered me up, especially after feeling like the bottom of a boot for so long.
Also, and this is neither here nor there, but was there a conspiracy in Australia this year to send adorably hometown-themed gifts with your mail? Not that I’m complaining – I loved the postcards and the calendar, how thoughtful of you! (You should’ve heard Mr. Flutie coo over the lorikeets. It was very manly.)
There’s one gift in particular – autumnyte’s secret santa present – that deserves more detailed mention, but I’m going to save that for another post – one that I can add photos to.
Thank you so much, everyone. You’ve really touched me with your kindness and thoughtfulness. I know I’ve been a little spotty and tense for the past several weeks, as December was a terribly hard month for me, with lots of family drama, crazy hard deadlines to meet, and of course now contracting this rare strain of Western gorilla flu. But all of the love and friendship I’ve been lucky enough to cultivate through Tumblr has made the rough times bearable. Thank you.
I’m slowly working on my own cards, which will be trickling out to you as the week wears on.
My new blog avatar is courtesy of the always delightful ravenno, which only makes sense as her work is a never-ending source of personal inspiration, and because Benny+Dean+pie is the BrOTP I’ve been waiting my entire life to find.
I had no idea there were rude anon messages I wasn’t getting until I checked Tumblr from my phone and not my computer.
So on the one hand: Yay for anon block! But on the other: Boo that it doesn’t work in mobile.
But then on the other, other hand, it is kind of funny to see all those pent up ragenons, all clearly from the same person or same couple of people. I mean, far be it from me to tell you what to do with your free time or whatever, but why are you even bothering? It’s obvious I’m not getting them, isn’t it?
Well, whatever. Keep fighting the good fight, greyface! Maybe I’ll check my phone again next month, and catch up on your latest scathing screed.
Anyway, has this happened to anyone else, where anon block doesn’t work on phones? Or am I seeing this stuff again because I’m just checking Tumblr from my mobile web browser, and not the app? (Filed under Smartphones: How Do I?)
Holy shit. The original Great Season 7 Rewatch post has over 900 notes.
Thanks for sticking with me this long, even through the initial installments when I was trying to rush through as many episodes as I could in a go. I think once this is all over, I’m going go back and flesh out the first part of the season a bit before archiving it. Maybe. I don’t know. We’ll see.
Anyway, thanks for reading, and I’m glad you all are enjoying the meta!