Perception on the InternetYour average user on the internet can generally say whatever they want about an issue. It's alright to voice an opinion because no one is really going to track you down and attack you for having one (unless you're doing it in a really really public place like a forum or chat room). However, as I've become somewhat popular online, I've noticed a perception from people that I must maintain a neutral and unbiased outlook at all times on every issue.Perception on the Internet in Personal More Like This
Regardless of what that issue is I'm not generally free to express my opinion without first listing a whole bunch of qualifiers for "why" I feel this way, or by making it very clear that it's OK for you to disagree. You are not allowed to "sum up" an experience, and it's greatly discouraged for you to generalize. I've notice that this mentality has greatly affected my writing style as it forces me to tip toe very carefully around every issue I address.
Using my most famous example: I am not allowed to say that I enjoyed Metroid: Othe
Internet BullyingFor many kids growing up in the 80's, if you were bullied in school you were able to "tough it out" because you knew your social interaction with said bully was isolated only to when you were in close proximity of them. When the bell range and you went home, you could dismiss the bully's taunting and physical abuse and be reminded of friends and family who supported you and kept your spirits up.Internet Bullying in Personal More Like This
But in today's day and age of seemingly constant online connectivity, the "victims" of bullying have a harder time escaping. Once the bell rings, they're still potentially subject to be bullied via verbal assaults online, which often goes completely unnoticed by parents and friends. The worse part of this is that we're often told that because it happens "on the internet" there's no real consequences of trolling or bullying, which is far from true.
I've never accepted the excuse that just because "it happens on the internet" means it can't personally harm you in real life. Part of that is from m
~This one amazing fan theory...~Yay! I am popular and you guys value my thoughts on Labyrinth, I feel so BNF-y, yay.~This one amazing fan theory...~ in Personal More Like This
That's the 5th time these past 24hours I've been sent a link here on dA by people who want me to read that Creepy Alt Interpretation So Deep Wow of Jareth's Sarah fixation in 'Labyrinth', and that's after reading it myself reblogged on each of the three-four Labyrinth tumblrs I have bookmarked anyway (I do not have my own tumblr but I luuurk). There's no missing it! So thanks! But I have to ask y'all to stop now! Also I am a crotchety old lady who remembers copy-pasting her fanfic reads from geocities websites into word documents to read offline back in the days of pay-per-minute dial-up
damn kids tumblring all over mah lawnand there were some mighty clever Labyfic writers way back then already, and Labyrinth is like the 7th most popular movie fandom on good ol' fanfiction-dot-net, seriously, and you think people hadn't already latched onto Hoggle's weird