Some of you may know that I am disappointed by my generation and the generation below. The internet has proved to be a fantastic source of information and a great use for socialising. However, it’s equally the dumbest thing in the universe thanks to how people abuse it instead of use it. So what exactly am I talking about?
Well it’s something I’ve seen a big trend on this site and YouTube alike. Exposure. I see rant videos and journals of “Look at what he/she said” “isn’t he/she the worst person alive?” They’re entertaining for a younger audience who can agree with it all. But for someone like me I watch and I’m horrified with what I see. Not because the person being ranted about is a dick or that the person is going to extreme lengths in creating a thought out video or journal. I’m horrified that people would expose others in such a way!
I can give an example of two infamous people on this site, I can expose them because they are long gone and it should be forgotten but their mistakes haven’t been forgotten. AkaiDalia and YoshiWii1. I’m not going into full depth about them but I’m sure you know what they are known for. Thinking about it the same things occurred in my head. These people who did wrong I think they did it for a reaction. And guess what? They are getting a reaction!
I most certainly am not saying that the people who feel like they are Gods on the internet and treat others like crap are on the winning side. Both parties are as bad as each other. These people who are creating rants on particular people are giving the attention that these people want. They don’t care what the circumstances are, that’s their future self’s problem. But the ranters need to simmer down and think about it in a bit more depth. Most of the time they hunt down these types of people. Why? For entertainment purposes. I know they are only trying to do a form of justice but it’s not the right way to go about it. Putting it in perspective, how would you feel if an individual exposed you in such a way? Shit right? I would feel mortified. And if it were to happen I would leave the internet forever and I am being serious. Waking up with hordes of messages telling you how much of a horrible human being you are because you screwed up badly. I’m hoping it would never come to that as I don’t come online to be a troll or make people’s lives a misery. I’m here to have fun.
Thanks to seeing things like this I am kind of scared by it. People checking up on you and your activity on your page. I hope people aren’t doing that to me. There are people who would expose people sometimes for no reason… that’s happened to me a couple of times on DA. Seeing my name pop up in somebody’s journal for me doing something wrong. Most of the time it isn’t that, it’s them throwing their toys out the pram because I told them off, or blocked them for their behaviour. I don’t block people often, you have to really offend me to be blocked by me, it’s only happened with one or two deviants in a duration of two and a half years.
I feel the most ashamed when I disappointed a watcher with maybe a behavioural choice or a deviation that’s not appropriate. I’ve taken it down and/or apologised to the individual. I’m honest and raise my hands up when I’ve gone and goofed. I never get irritated by them; it’s good that they’re telling me that I screwed up. I’m only human so it is bound to happen.
Being on this site my personality has never been changed by being over confident. I want to get on with people, you do get those lovely people that make it awkward for you, argue with you about pointless crap and like to point out flaws in you… oh I love individuals like that. I get on with people who have a difference of an opinion as me. You say your dispute one time and then forget about it. You don’t need to repeat the same topic twice as it’s boring and asks for trouble. I am opinionated as evident here, but opinion as I keep saying is not fact. I don’t think my opinion is superior to anyone else’s. I only think like that when people insult me for it… I don’t step down from a fight like that.
In regards of artwork I don’t think I’m the best at all. I listen to people’s critiques, if you have anything to say about it please say. I don’t listen to blatant insults towards my artwork. I just ignore them but thankfully I hardly get those kind of comments. (I’ve probably jinxed it now )
The final part for me to say is that yes I do get angry with idiotic fanbrats. However, I don’t go out of my way and tear them apart… unless they come to me and moan about something. I see the “dumb” comment, I rage and then move onto the next page. Why start fights? It doesn’t make me a better person because I told some sixteen year old that they are a delusional idiot. (I’ve never said that to somebody ever) It looks stupid and immature. Has anyone heard the term “leave well enough alone?” Yeah that’s a moral of mine. If something isn’t aimed in my direction I ignore it. I don’t actually read YouTube comments anymore as it ruins the video for me. I don’t even comment on YouTube often unless it’s something that wowed me about the video I just watched.
Anyway, my initial message is that I try and get on with people on this site. I have made some good friends and a lot of respected people watch me (no idea why ). I also only watch respected people, anyone who abuses, ignores or thinks they’re better than their fans; yeah I refuse to watch you.
Sorry for the long ass journal entry. I kind of deviated from my original purpose of writing this and made it personal… whoops Anyway thanks for reading for the two of you who have read this