Monday, 14 January 2013
I like the internet. I like communities.
I like kooky geeks who love stuff passionately.
I like dialogues about the details.
I don't like elitism.
Or segregation. Or exclusivity based on perceived hierarchies.
I don't like that if I don't like something you like, I'm probably just a stupid 'Hater'
If I tell you I don't like it, Man I must be such a 'Troll'
If I like something you don't like, I am a mindless 'Fangirl'
If I stand up for the thing you don't like, I am a lame 'Whiteknighter'
I don't like if we do like the same thing, I probably don't 'qualify' to like it and am a 'Wannabe'... or a fake
I TOTALLY accept that there are people who really are all of these things. Trolls can be mean, vicious, seriously messed up creatures. But, let's not all jump to labeling anyone who doesn't love the thing we love the exact same way we do, as an extreme negative.
Internet, why can't you just adhere to "Wheaton's Law" ?
Don't be a Dick. Listen to Wil Wheaton.
Posted by Gillian for Tessie Girl at 08:30