Okay, you know what? No. I'm not going to play this game with you. I've already addressed almost everything in your post, with links to resources. You're just cherrypicking my posts and grasping to find things that you think are objectionable, and now you've resorted to being abusive as well. So no, I refuse to continue discussing this with you. It's a waste of time, mine and yours.
Got it in one. It took some of us several threads and arguments to reach this point. You are to be congratulated on your speedy comprehension of the situation.
Anyway, in other news, we're famous people!
(Third post, first comment Rob makes on his own post)
I found his post a little rude and dismissive, myself.
Really!? His post was actually DEFENDING you and your worthless little whining elitism. Sorry, you have lost all of whatever little respect I could have had for you, and made it abundantly clear you just WANT to be unhappy and cause problems.
Okay, let's calm down here guys. I'm pretty certain this is a case of tone not carrying in text. LGS
read the comment one way, 0beron
read it in another. I can actually see where both of you are coming from. Without the nonverbal clues and communication that the spoken word carries, those words written down could carry a number of different subtexts. Both of you have a point.
Case and point, when the conversation with "everyone else in the thread" had turned civil and you were "educating" them on Loliwhatever, you turn the conversation BACK to a hostile/negative topic.
Fun fact for everyone else in the thread: A local magazine in my community once managed to piss off the local Lolita community, local Goth community, and the local Steampunk community in ONE article, when one of their correspondents took pictures of Lolitas (including me) and Goths at a local Gothic variety show, and labeled us all Steampunk.
Personally I found the story to be both funny and instructive. Funny in that it's somewhat humorous in that way that bad things happening to other people, and instructive that this isn't an isolated case, nor is this limited to a single subculture. I'm fairly certain she didn't say that just to be hostile. Again, this is a case of words without tone.
Let's all calm down. LGS
, you're new here. We're normally a polite bunch (with notable exceptions). Your comments just happen to rub people the wrong way. Not your intent, I'm sure, but it happened anyway. Spilt milk at this point. 0beron
, I think you are overreacting. I think you are seeing what you want to see and are taking a somewhat extreme approach to the situation. Normally you do great, but this particular case has more to do with personality than content, I believe. Let's not run the newbie off just because a thread took a wrong turn somewhere.
The way out of this is for everyone to just back off, take a few breaths and perhaps let this thread die. There are other things to discuss and tempers are running fairly high. Yeah, I'm not a mod, but I'm simply asking for cooler heads to prevail.
"All warfare is based on deception" - Sun Tzu, Chapter 1, Line 18, The Art of War
"The principle of strategy is to know ten thousand things by having one thing." - Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Earth, Go Rin No Sho