Anonymous asked: quit being a bunch of whiny crybabies. welcome to the internet.
“Welcome to the internet” is such a bullshit argument for things like this. Just because this happens all the time doesn’t mean it should just be accepted. When someone gets upset that another person treated them terribly on the internet, the common response is “welcome to the internet.” Fuck that response. That just means you’re saying it’s okay to be a jerk because everyone’s a jerk. If you stop being such a jerk, then maybe someone else will stop being such a jerk, and then maybe there will eventually be fewer jerks. Seriously, grow up and wise up.
Acceptance of bullshit just means you like swimming in bullshit. You know where that stuff comes from? Bulls’ butts. Fucking gross, man.
When people say ‘welcome to the internet’, they mean that throwing a hissy fit on the internet is just as productive as shouting at a cardboard cut out of Rick Santorum because he’s a jerk. Will that make Rick Santorum less of a jerk? Fuck no. The internet is not real life. If someone on the internet is a jerk to you, and you really take it personal, then you’re not going to live a very rewarding life. When someone IRL is a jerk to you, then it’s an entirely different matter.
That’s why people should stop being butthurt on the internet. It’s not real life. There’s a completely different set of rules when it comes to social interactions because when you engage in a conversation or something, you’re just words. You’re not a person, or an individual. I could talk about this for hours, but let’s just stay with this: stop confusing the internet with real life. It’s not healthy.
First of all, “hissy fit” and “butthurt” are words used by people on the internet to illegitimize the valid points or concerns of others. A “hissy fit” implies that we overreacted to someone stealing from us. We didn’t overreact. All we did was use some swear words. Naughty, naughty swear words. Being “butthurt” implies that we’re oh so very mad about it. As we said, stuff like this happens all the time. That doesn’t mean we can’t point it out when it happens. Point to the hissy fit and we’ll apologize for overreacting and skulk off in embarrassed internet user fashion. Hissy fit and overreaction below…
Calling the internet not real life illigitimizes the internet in a way that does not hold water. It’s not real life? What does that even mean? Is it not happening? When you interact with someone on Facebook, do you not actually interact with them? Chatting with someone on the internet makes it not real life because you can’t see the other person? They’re “just words”? If you get into a fight with your significant other on gchat, does that mean you didn’t actually fight? If you break up, should you not be upset about it because it happened on the internet and it’s not real life? Did you, Aelur, not just type out your real life thoughts and post them for others to read in their real lives? Are there not internet campaigns that make change in real life? Are there not hundreds of thousands of things and feelings that occur on and because of the internet every day, but they just didn’t happen because it was on the internet? You don’t have to be out in the sun for things to have an impact on “real life”. Yeah, go out in the sun and interact with people in person, but “real life” also happens in computers and on the internet because…
It’s fucking 2012. More than ever, people rely on the internet for communication, entertainment, education, dating, and the list goes on. Things happen on the internet, people feel on the internet, and these things are happening and being felt more and more every day. The internet is so intertwined with “real life” now that when you say the internet doesn’t count, you sound like a ten-year-old from 1994. Yes, social rules are different on the internet than if you talk to a stranger on a bus. But that doesn’t mean that’s a good thing. The line between internet and “real life” is already blurring and eventually we’ll have internet chips in our brains and we’ll have internet in our glasses. Those internet social rules that allow people to be pricks to each other and steal from each other will more and more bleed into every day life because the internet is bleeding more and more into everyday life. It is important to try to maintain kindness and fairness on the internet, because soon the internet will affect how we interact with each other in person. It’s already happening like that, which is why bullying is becoming such a problem in schools. Kids are now growing up with and on the internet, and it’s okay to be a prick on the internet, so now these kids are being pricks to each other more and more in real life, and then kids are killing themselves. Be kind and fair here now, or else in 2025, your internet brain will make you go up to real people in real life and tell them to stop being so butthurt about real things in their real life, and you’ll look like a real life piece of shit.
All of that being said, our real point wasn’t about any of that. We didn’t mean to go on about all of this. Our main beef was that someone took time from their real life to go out of their way to strip credit from the work someone spent their real life time on. Credit where credit is due, etc. Stop stealing other people’s work, you fucks. Also, be kind and fair on the internet before your shitty internet rules and lingo command “real life”. Also? The word “butthurt” immediately makes anyone sound like a total wang, so try to use it less.
It’s like I’ve been saying. #Cody2012.
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