You’ll see any amount of stupidity spewed from any medium which allows either for anonymity, or at the very least communication from long distances without the immediate threat of having an imminent consequence.
It is why I don’t understand the point of arguing on the internet. People who’d be too afraid to inform a cashier at a till that they’ve received the wrong change suddenly have the courage of the Light Brigade. I am quite certain they’d be singing a different tune at my arms length.
These opinions don’t shock me in the least bit. I almost instantly assume that all wit has been removed from a statement that ends with “lol” or “lmao”. It is like canned laughter in a sitcom. It is usually added in to inform you that you should be laughing, regardless of whether or not it was funny.
@TheRandomGoth, you’re a smart and reasonable person with their sensibilities well in place. You’re exactly their target. They know their statement will perturb some one who can use reason to come to a conclusion, as well as infuriate whomsoever is on the other side of the crazy spectrum they themselves are sitting on. Two pronged attack.
When I’d get on Fifa, I noticed that the famed “N-word” was tossed at me every time I began winning, as well as homophobic slurs thrown at me.
I never understood why they thought calling me gay was going to make me angry. I was going to be upset about being wrongfully associated with the community the LGBT community, which can tout Oscar Wilde, Alexander the Great, and god-damn Freddie Mercury? Hell, even if I’m not, I’ll gladly take the association.
I adore Borderlands, it has given the Missus and I hours of fun together, and I genuinely feel a bit of an obligation to the series because of that. I’d never consider defending it against anyone’s opinion. This year, more people will pick up 50 Shades of Grey than every work by Alexandre Dumas combined, and they’d swear it is better.
Still doesn’t bother me.