"Self-hate" is by far the stupidest argument ever used against me in the whole time I've been in these forums. And this isn't the first time I've heard it.
Dorp wrote:I'm a serial lurker who posts only very, very rarely and reads the daily comic thread about once a month or so, and even I feel a deep and profound sadness for whatever awful life circumstances gave rise to SirMustapha's strange one man crusade against a comic he nonetheless continues to read regularly.
You do, don't you? Of course you do. Well, I do have to tell you something very mind-blowing and unbelievable: there are a few things you don't understand. You don't, for example, understand that a person can make pretty inflamed criticism against a webcomic without getting at all
emotionally involved with it, and that a person can also look at lame snarking such as that and not get worked up about it, and that a person may want to take a casual dip into awfulness a few times a week as a counterpoint to the good things he enjoys, and he may not understand that there are many, many people who do it a lot more
than me (look at Godawful Fanfiction for one) and they aren't necessarily ill because of that. But of course, you wouldn't mind insulting a whole crowd of people you don't even know, why would you?
Dorp wrote:I figure there's a healthy dose of masochism in there too, since he chooses to vent his displeasure in the one place where he is basically guaranteed an audience of people who don't agree with him.
Why? Disagreement equals suffering now? Why am I not surprised?
Well, it surely would be a great disappointment if I said that, on occasion, I met intelligent people here who manage to disagree with me and make counterarguments in a way that's extremely compelling and interesting, and I'm always pleased with that
. It certainly compensates for the "hurr hurr hurr I make fun of you and now you're sad, the Internet is srs bsnss" posts I also hear here, as amazing as it may seem.
Oh, and I also post in anti-xkcd places too, which can be fan but not always. Agreement becomes boring over time.
Dorp wrote:Of course then again I'd be lying if I didn't admit to occasionally having no other motive for reading the comic thread than "I wonder what SirMustapha will hate about this one?" Sometimes he's really creative with his outrage, and above all articulate, which along with the Backyardigans avatar lends his posts a sort of unique irony which I confess can be quite intoxicating.
I don't understand how the Backyardigans adds to the irony. I'm a huge fan of the show, especially the music -- and especially now that My Little Pony
has become such a huge Internet phenomenon, I would expect people wouldn't find anything wrong in adults enjoying cartoons like that. I did it before it was cool.
Dorp wrote:Sure, he (or she) is a paragon of impotent, pointless negativity with a gift for spinning any sentiment expressed by Randall into a shining example of the depravity of the man's soul, but s/he also watches Backyardigans. And likes the purple one.
Dorp wrote:Coupled with the constant message of "Randall thinks he's so smart but he's really not, because I am much smarter" it makes for a really rather adorable mental image.
I never really said I'm smarter than Randall -- certainly not smarter
, as I have to work a lot harder to make less money than he makes. I do say that he's a bad artist, though. Would I be a good webcomic artist? I don't think so, and that's why I don't do it
. A good artist knows his limits and works to push them further, and Randall does neither.
EDIT: Funny that someone should make fun of my avatar. I've seen at least two
My Little Pony avatars in here, and thankfully I haven't seen any assholes making fun of that.