Well, here’s something that has irked me for two days now. I need to get it off my chest.
The other day, maybe a week ago, I wrote a post that was full of excitement for the near future… but this post also contained a paragraph where I talked about some guy’s blog that I STRONGLY DISLIKE. Well, I ended up getting a whiney comment about it from some girl named Jamie (who doesn’t normally read my blog anyway), and I ended up feeling bad for a couple of days and then apologizing. I apologized about (and then ended up editing/deleting) my original scathing words that were aimed at The Anarchist Project (the sucky blogger in question). I just want to officially retract my apology. And if I could remember what I said originally about the blog that I dislike, I’d go back and re-edit the post.
Mmmm… Well, at least there’s this for you to see. The full text of the comment I’m referencing:
Someone linked to your blog in the 20SB forums as a favorite guy blogger so I figured I’d check it out since there is a severe lack of good dude bloggers around here. And then I found this post.
Even if the writer of that blog wasn’t a good friend of mine, it would still bum me out to see someone openly bash others like this. Sean is really great people, even outside of the blog too. He might not be your cup of tea, but that’s no reason to talk shit.
And “punch him in his gay face”? Really, dude?
Who the fuck are you to tell me it’s wrong to blog about my opinions and “openly bash others” or whatever? This is MY blog, and if you don’t like what I say here, then fuck you. Don’t ever come back to MY blog. I’m not going to tame myself, especially not for the sake of gaining readers. Especially not boring, normie readers (who would likely never say anything remotely interesting to me anyway).
Do you expect me to keep my mouth shut out of… comraderie? For some fucking guy I don’t even know? His writing sounds pretentious as fuck to me. And who the fuck are you to try and guilt me into some kind of sensibility? His whole “not being my cup of tea” thing… that’s a PERFECT reason to talk shit! Why else would I talk shit? I don’t just go around talking shit about any old blogger. Why? Because, generally, if I don’t love a blog… I just don’t read it. But this guy’s blog, in my opinion, is so aggressively shitty and pretentious and then shitty again… that I just had to vent about it. And so I vented. And that doesn’t make me a bad person.
I am just a fucking dude. I just write a blog. I have a disclaimer on this blog that warns all potential viewers that I AM A BAD WRITER WHO IS NOT RIGHT IN THE BRAIN. I make no promises around here, and I have given everyone fair warning that things could turn weird around any corner. Beyond that, this blog is for ME. It is (hopefully, eventually) for MY wallet. This blog is MY therapist. So if I need to whine about something that irks me, even if it is another human that also happens to write a blog on this GREAT BIG WWW, well… it’s completely within reason for me to whine about it on MY blog. So. Maybe you should just… be thankful that I don’t show up on his blog and start spouting my bullshit there? And be thankful that I don’t post links to his shitty blog and make appeals to my readers to go over there and tell him what a fuckface he is?
Also, let’s be real. If this guy at “The Anarchist Project” is any kind of real anarchist, then he should COMPLETELY respect and appreciate my right to talk whatever shit I want. If he’s any kind of real anarchist, he’ll understand that people are people, and we all feel different things, and we’re all allowed to embrace whatever it is we are feeling… without anyone getting uptight and guilt-trippy about it.
I’d also like to publicly assume that the people who READ MY BULLSHIT are probably reading it because it’s honest. I say what I mean. About the things that I think about. I don’t talk about cute handbags and cupcakes and custom dog collars and Gaslight Anthem (shitty pop-punk for upper-middle-class soulless white kids). My readers don’t hold it against me when I dislike something they love, because my readers are brilliant individualists who believe in the right to do and be and say and complain about whatever the fuck we want!
So yeah. Basically… Jamie, if you’re reading, GTFO!!
And… FINALLY, because I’d like to leave things off on a sublimely happy note, here is a youtube video (audio only, well… there’s a picture of two silly pretty girls) of Fan Death’s cover of Goodbye Horses. It’s really quite nice. Dreamy even.