It's not just trolls, there a whole universe of annoying behavior that comes with being on the Internet(s). On my TypePad blog I had a reader who felt he had to comment on every post whether or not he understood a word of it. Then there was the time two readers took me to lunch which turned out to be an intervention. They only liked my kid stories and it was time to turn the page into a mommie blog.Never mind that I'm not a mommie.
I am painting with the depression tube today. Bluh.
Did I tell you that strawberries are my favorite food in the world? As for the depression and lifetime thing ... it's all true. When I became a full-time activist it didn't take long for me to realize that the best I could hope for was that the world would be slightly better when I'm gone than it was when I started. Anyone who thinks this is anything less than a lifetime commitment is probably not paying attention.That said -- this is the most fun/rewarding/challenging work I've every done, and I wouldn't want to be doing anything else.BAC
let's be the good guys again
in for the long haul, a lifetime...sounds like a plan, a good plan, in everything that we do, and especially now
I think you're right that some people will be more comfortable as a commentator as part of a community at a larger site. Heck, that's how most bloggers get started, and some commentators essentially write posts (often great) in threads.Have we lost that American virtue, or has it been stolen by the Bush crew? (Not that we don't need to repair their damage and take things back.) One of these nights, I'll make the Salon!
the idea the we are the good guys and that this special statis is something we have lost suggests that we have not been paying attention to American history. from the first, the people who came to this land committed genocide on the native peoples here, brought slaves over from Africa, exploited the poor from Eastern Europe, illegally invaded other countries and gee what else....? if anything our 'good guyes' status is based on liberating the WWII concentration camps and helping France and England defeat Germany. Even then, we dropped an atomic bomb on Japan as they were attempting to surrender and then we did it AGAIN knowing full well the damage the first bomb caused. the good guys, yes indeed, that was the propaganda campaign our age grew up with and it was mostly a crock of shit then as well as now. and that is all I gotta say about that.
Flake white, cerulean blue and depression. Hmmn. Your advice for her to start at the House of Orange is good. Not everyone is cut out to be a Hunger Artist.Great "money shot" with the strawberry, by the way ;-)
Trolls are fun - wish I had more. Had a long rant defending the Kiddie Porn Clown a couple days ago. Not true trolling, but still good clean fun.
I really look forward to hearing what you have to say. I do moderate comments, but non-spam comments will take less than 24 hours to appear... Thanks!