You want proof that I love you guys? Yesterday, after my internet died for about 2 days, I spent over four hours reading well over 50 posts to catch up on the blogs I follow. (It was actually from my dinner to when I had my tea, too). That's how much I love you guys. My brain is dead. I got some good ideas for blog posts myself while I was doing it, but because I was taking in so much information, I also forgot all of them -_- (It also destroyed my newly recreated internets) Except this one, which is about fans. There's not much worse than a person who belittles things they don't like and instantly calls it bad, but one thing that IS worse, is the people that talk about how much you suck because you don't like what they like. I'll be looking at both sides of the coin in this post, or at least, trying to. Also a quick note to Dirty Cowgirl, I will make your story, but I don't know how long it's going to be, so I don't know how long it's going to take, but I suppose if I make it long enough I can post it in parts and turn it into many posts. I'm also thinking about doing me one of those 30 day challenges or what not, but I don't know which one to do. I tried to find out about them but got nothing. But I do know a photo challenge is out of the question. Jebus fornicating Christ this has been about as long as a post and I haven't even got started yet. Last note, no I've not stopped the writing challenge, it is just that my brain is totally dead, I'm lucky to be able to write this;
Okay, so on one side of things, you have people who just hate everything and start with anyone who likes it. One example of this would be the people who hate Justine Beaver (yes I'm one of those people, and no, I will not refrain from calling her a girl who can't sing, and yes, I'm a hypocrite, I will be proving this many many times). Now, there are people who take this too far. I'm talking about the people who will find her videos on Youtube, downrate them as much as possible, and leave hateful comments. They're quite fun to read sometimes though, when they aren't written by people who are clearly younger than Bieber's fans (12 year old girls). Way to prove your vast, vast intelligence. By completely proving you have no intelligence at all. If you don't like the music, fair enough, don't watch it. Why waste the effort needed to even load up the video, thus getting it more hits and making it slightly more well known. Now people think that more people like this stuff than actually does. Yes that sentence makes no sense. Frankly I'd rather just put on some music I do like than find something I don't just to hate on it. Another example is...God it hurts just to type this...Friday, by Rebecca Black. Thanks to everyone going on that video and making it "The most hated song ever" (These people have clearly never heard anything by Prussian Blue) you made it the most popular song ever. If you hadn't gone through so much effort, then no one would have noticed it, no one would have cared, and she wouldn't assume that people like her and go and make more...no I won't call that music. Alice Cooper, what I'm listening to while writing, now that I would call music. It's not just music one finds this though, there are people who hate books, usually without having read them. A big example of this is Twilight. Everyone bashes it for being poorly written and several other things I can't say without getting torn to pieces by Twilight fans. Which brings me onto the other side of the spectrum;
The fans who hate people for not liking what they like. I'm sorry Twifans but Twilight is by far the biggest example of this I can think of. Before you all start hating and unfollowing me, I HAVE READ IT ALL. Hell, part of me wants to re-read it just to remember why I don't like it. But this isn't about Twilight and I won't be making it so. Sorry Picard (300 Nerd Points to whoever gets the reference). This is about the fans. The ones who said that Stephen King is a bad writer because he said that Stephanie Meyer didn't deserve all the praise she got. Though it was kind of fun to watch the King fanboys fight the Meyer fangirls. The fans who have even ATTACKED people who don't like Twilight (I've heard much much worse), those are the ones I don't like. It's good to like something, but just because someone else doesn't like it is no reason to hate them. It's certainly not a reason to attack them. If you like it, then fine, that's what the author, or creator, or whatever wants. They want people to like their work. But by attacking people that don't like it, you're creating a very bad image of the work in question. Fair enough, it's not just Twilight, it happens as well in the music scene. Never say to a "Belieber" that Justin Bieber sucks. I did this with my niece, she loves the thing. Boy she hates that.
The almost sad thing is that it is quite fun to do this. That's really the main reason people do it, they're looking for a laugh, and I'm guilty of doing this for myself, but in general try to remember this. Just because you don't like something doesn't make it bad, and just because someone doesn't like what you do, it doesn't make them something you should vilify. If they're the ones being assholes by hating on the thing you do, you make everything worse by rising to them, and acting the same with them. Don't tarnish the reputation of what you love.
PS: This post was inspired by Hazel.