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06 January 2005 @ 08:57 am
an apology, of sorts.  

Well, where to start...


The last few days have been ones where lots of comment-replies have surfaced into my inbox.
Most of them of a rather... how to say... inflammatory variety.
Whether it be for a fic or for some art, I've been around posting comments that for one reason or another, you guys just didn't like.

But before I get any further into this, I'm going to state something straight off:

I don't believe in the saying "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing."

I tend to speak my mind, and however it's feeling at the moment. Whether it's "This wins the internet", "That's cool", or "hey wait a minute, this sucks".

And sometimes, what I have to say ISN'T bad and is just taken wrongly by others. Take the recent 4-panel comic post, for instance. My first reaction was... well... it inspired me somehow. Now, if I could draw worth crap (and I can't, trust me... that's a subject I'd rather not go into), I would have done this thing right then and there. But I couldn't, so I went to thinking... "what if I just oh so innocently slip some inspiration fodder in with my comment?". I didn't mean anything bad, honest.

A lot of you guys probably hate me by now. And well, to make things even, I probably hate a lot of you, too. But it doesn't HAVE to be that way.

At least, I don't think it does.

So I'm proposing a community-wide truce/apology/whatever you call these things.

I'll let off on the stuff that seems to annoy you guys from here on out, okay?



Sorry this is a bit off topic for the comm, I just wanted to set some things straight. Thanks for your time, etc etc.
 
 
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Vichamst3rhamham on January 6th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
Aw, Treesock. I see nothing wrong with what you did, just saying what was on your mind. Some people just get angry for silly reasons. I still <3 you.
the_akithe_aki on January 6th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
agrees..we dont hate u..*innocent smile*we are in one big family~
raidenokreuz76raidenokreuz76 on January 6th, 2005 07:45 am (UTC)
rofl +_+

im still trying to figure out how this community stuff works...


*confuse over all this sub topic , threads and such*
Taylestayles on January 6th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)
Damn, I'm curious now. What is it you supposedly did?

Feel free to ignore me if I'm being invasive or whatever, but I always find the wank that goes on in this comm interesting ^^; This comm has some serious dynamic issues ><;
a fangirltreesock on January 6th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
Check the 'best fic ever' (or something along those lines) post and the 4-panel comics posted a little down yonder.

(no subject) - tayles on January 6th, 2005 08:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
swirling_chaos on January 6th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
Hey, I believe that people have the right to express their opinions about these things, as long as they're not discriminating or openly insulting someone else without just cause, so you weren't wrong to do that. Some people are just overly sensitive, don't sweat it. I always like to err on the side of caution anyways, just to be sure.
Ἄρμει: Ed bloodalchemy_hisoka on January 7th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Well said!

There are few things worse than having the ability to express your opinion restricted.
Kathleenkimmycat on January 6th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
How could I hate my favourite RP partner?
Taylestayles on January 6th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC)
Completely random and off-topic, but OMFG icon-LOVE!!! *squee*

/fangirling
(no subject) - kimmycat on January 6th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sherrq on January 6th, 2005 11:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kimmycat on January 7th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
|<4ti3: Hughes: *cough*4ti3k4t35 on January 6th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC)
Needs More Hughes
a fangirltreesock on January 6th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC)
:P

Don't make me unleash h2.jpg on you! >:
(no subject) - 4ti3k4t35 on January 6th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
mikkeneko on January 6th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
I tend to speak my mind, and however it's feeling at the moment.

Tritorella used to say something just like this.
a fangirltreesock on January 6th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
I don't even know who you're referring to.
Kashoka on January 6th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
First of all, I wish you hadn't brought this to the attention of the community. You were having a spat with several people in private journals; why whore it to the general public?

I don't believe in the saying "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing."

That's fine. But you can't be surprised when people get angry at you or mock you. I don't see why it's so hard to have a little tact. If you want someone to do something for you - i.e., draw you a picture - how about flattering her ego? If you want people to be nice to you, why not be nice first? You're only causing problems for yourself, in the end.
a fangirltreesock on January 6th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
I don't think such things are private when they're linked to in the community, for the community's perusal.

And I don't really appreciate you continuing this when I've asked for it to stop.
(no subject) - ashoka on January 6th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - treesock on January 6th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ashoka on January 6th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
fortexdfortexd on January 6th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
Wow. I didn't realize that anybody had ever been flamed for their love of a character. That's what I love about this community. Everyone is wild and crazy and open about their obsessions, and nobody ever shoots them down, no matter how crazy the crack gets. I want to let you know that I fully support all character fandoms, including crazy Hughesdom, even if it edges on unhealthy once in a while XD Who said crazy anime obsession was ever a healthy thing in the first place?

I can see where the sting from your suggestion would be felt, as an artist, but yet I think a lot of members blew it out of proportion for silly reasons. And, it wasn't rude at all, IMHO.

Just wanted to add my $0.02 (*tosses free money to waiting crowd*)
sporkbot -- Rugged Heartthrob: Semesporkbotic on January 6th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
I never thought I'd see the day when Treesock appologized for something on fm_alchemist. *blows a tooty noise maker thing*
a fangirltreesock on January 6th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
Shush. I can't be Ice Queen all the time.
(no subject) - sporkbotic on January 6th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
♞ lovely little liar ♞: My Crack OTPmetallic_sweet on January 6th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Eh, you're being yourself and speaking your mind; nothing wrong there. As I've always said:

"No need to shoot yourself in the head if the guy next to you does it."

*hums and wanders away to blow up her old dollies*
Icedark_elficedark_elf on January 6th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
There was no hate intended, honestly. All I did, for instance, was point out just how it seemed to me. And at least a few others felt the same way. Maybe the artist and author didn't see it that way, but they weren't the only ones who saw it.

And there was no comment besides the inspiration.

Honestly, I don't care what people say or write, they just have to deal with the consequenses. You said something, people responded, you responded back, that happened a few more times, and this got posted. That's life and the internet. I've said things that have gotten taken differently than what I intended, and I'm sure you have as well.

Fights happen. As long as they don't deepen into flame wars, it's easy enough to deal with. You just stop responding. Simple as that.

*crossing fingers and hoping this won't fall into said flame war*

And, no, this isn't to bring the fighting back. It's called exchaning opinions. You have said yours, now it's time to hear what others have to say.

*now continuing on with her everyday life*
Kyra: Sanzoreikah on January 7th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
Personally, I couldn't really care less about your 'honest' - see, rude and imflammatory - remarks on my stuff. It was intended to be bad, and Soku and I knew we'd run into someone with no sense of humour eventually. It was your attempt to scrounge art from Youko and Hime that annoyed me, and you just made it worse when you backpedalled and claimed that you were merely trying to 'offer creativity'.

There's a fine line between 'speaking your mind' and being insufferably rude and obnoxious, you know? Be more careful from now on. I'm not expecting you to worship the crack photoedits or every fic or art, just don't bother commenting at all if all you have to say is "Needs more Hughes". That's not 'speaking your mind', that's just annoying.

But fine, if you say you won't do it - though I dimly remember you posting something like this before when people got fed up with you - then I'm content to leave you alone. I can't speak for everyone, but I personally can't be bothered with this anymore.

And now I need to go sleep.
a fangirltreesock on January 7th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
I have a sense of humor. All of my friends can agree with that.

I just see no humor in using stupid language to carry across a point, no matter how 'noble' it may be.

And look, the art thing? I didn't MEAN it to be anything more than an innocent comment. I wish you people would stop blowing it way out of proportion, alright?