Valarya wrote:SBN wrote:yappobiscuits wrote:Oh wow Kieryn, that's both interesting and incredibly wingish!SBN wrote:If I ever need someone told off, I'm going to get yappo to do it for me.
Haha, that's funny because I've never considered myself particularly good at that
The evidence speaks for itself, at least in writing.
I feel like I have done a very thorough job of kvetchupping, but this exchange is completely foreign to me. What did yappo write which told someone off? I want to witness this.
I can't place the page where I made my original remark. Nor can I find the page with yappo's original rant. But I did find this on NP1466.
BlitzGirl wrote:yappobiscuits wrote:azule wrote:Good job with that, BlitzGirl. You have a megaton of composure. So interesting, checking on that guy's history, nothing would have indicated he'd be xenophobic. So sad. You're not a real culture until someone discriminates against you.pelrigg wrote:I saw your little tiff with the anti-OTTer over in the 1263 thread. Some people....
I knew it would be a bad idea but curiosity got the better of me and I had to have a look. Steambottle. I know I shouldn't let one person's stupid opinion get to me, but it's a habit. Whenever I see someone criticise, or worse, insult (like here) something very close to my heart, I can't help but get deeply infuriated and have to do all I can to hold myself back from writing an incredibly long and angry reply... BlitzGirl, that's why I respect you even more for handling it so well and without a hint of anger. Your response was perfect!
Spoilered because venting:Spoiler:But steambottle, there's nothing worse than people who like to think they're superior for shitting on people for enjoying something. So we're "idiots" are we, for having an immense amount of fun? "Idiots" because we injected some creativity and fun instead of just sitting around coldly analysing? "Idiots" for creating an incredible community where flames are a thing of myth, where so many feel at home? "Idiots" for having a more inspired and prolific creative output than the rest of the fora combined? And the guy who feels the need to shit all over us when we've done nothing to hurt anyone - he's the clever one? I think someone needs to re-evaluate their definition of intelligence...
When you look at all the positive effects this community has had on it's members - just look at slinches' post a few posts up for example - it makes me even more pissed off to see posts like that, as if all the positive things about this community don't matter at all, just because it doesn't appeal to him personally. Pathetic. Tell me Mister-so-called Antior, what other sub-communities of these fora can boast such things, hmm? Tell me, why are you oh-so-much better for being part of what you call the "normal xkcd public"? Do I perhaps detect a hint of jealousy? Because you'd be very welcome to join us here, once you remove that rather large stick from your posterior.
Anyway, rant over. Sorry but I needed to vent that. Kudos again to BlitzGirl for having more composure and being able to resist such ranting. Indeed your response was spot on. I notice he never replied after that, so I reckon you put him in his place! I propose a new title for BlitzGirl! BlitzGirl the Trollslayer! (Not that he was technically trolling, but "Arrogant-person-with-superiority-complex-slayer" doesn't have quite the same ring to it
Thanks, xuys. I had to resist the urge to bring out my chainsaw. Once again I'm thankful for how positive the OTT is!
Sadly, this sort of "gatekeeping" response (you're not real members of the community, yadda yadda) lurks in nerd-culture sometimes. Antior's post is like the tiny riverish xkcd-fora analogue of the "fake geek girls" controversy. At this point I've learned to roll my eyes at such and move on.
And Min had this to say, but it was in a different quote tree.
TheMinim wrote:[<snip nested quotes> azule][<and> pelrigg]
Yes, that was well dealt with. Kudos, BlitzGirl!
Hope that satisfies your curiosity, Val.
Page Pope. Hmmm.. what should I decree?????? Something I know folks will follow..... I know!!!!! Have fun..
I need to molpy down myself.
Keep up the good wait... (There's some blitzers coming up behind us.)
Time to coma out.