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November 20th, 2011

Writer's Block: An intimate portrait @ 01:14 am


If someone wrote a book about your life, what would it be called?
The Man Who Could Only Say Stupid Things.

 
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From:eccentricrabbit
Date:November 20th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
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I don't believe that. :)
I think it would be "The man who learned how to see himself how others do!" ;-) Joking. I wish you could see yourself the way all your friends do though. :) I don't believe you say stupid things as often as you think you do. :)
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From:matt1993
Date:November 20th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
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You must not have seen the ongoing debate in asperger, then. I said SO many stupid things there... :(
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From:adawnrae
Date:November 20th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
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Oh, poo. Nothing you said came anywhere near being as stupid as a lot of what is over there, including some of my replies. That whole thing is just a briar patch, and I am moments away from being banned from the community.
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From:matt1993
Date:November 20th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it seems like those posts are merely tearing everyone apart right now...

What makes you think you're about to be banned, though?
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From:adawnrae
Date:November 20th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
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This. Believe me when I say that as much as I love you guys over there, I am seriously considering telling him to go [expletive deleted] himself and his sexist crap. He pulled the same thing on my journal a few months ago.
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From:matt1993
Date:November 20th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
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See, this is why the argument is making me so depressed - I'm not even sure whose side to be on. On the one hand, shy_james could be an alright guy who's just being misunderstood because he didn't word his posts well, but on the other hand, he could actually be sexist. I don't think there's any use arguing until he says something that either further proves he's alright or further proves he's sexist. But, then again, that's probably a stupid statement that's gonna make the argument completely restart here.

Every single comment thread in my journal turns into the ones in those posts now. For that reason, I've even thought a little about leaving LJ altogether...

Edited at 2011-11-20 05:16 am (UTC)
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From:adawnrae
Date:November 20th, 2011 05:23 am (UTC)
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There is nothing stupid about it. He posted a direct response to someone on this last post, where he said he was going to take the weekend to think about it and post something on Monday. Unless it is another flounce (which, why wait for Monday?), I am thinking he probably is well-intentioned, and has just dug himself into some really weird ideas about girls and relationships. He may even be expressing his ideas well, and they are just terrible ideas, but he doesn't know any better. Speaking as one who staked out a side a couple of posts back, both sides are looking pretty muddy, so being on the fence is probably a smart move.

Don't leave, that would suck. :(
:X No more talk about community drama, yeah? (Just ignore my LJ rant tonight, I'll even put it under a cut...)
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From:matt1993
Date:November 20th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
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Come to think of it, I think the reason I'm feeling so anxious and depressed is because people seem to keep changing their opinions about it; it seems like some of your comments are written with the belief that shy_james is undeniably sexist and will never do anything about it, and some are, like this one, expressing that he might be being misunderstood. Which is the same thing I've been doing, especially since the fence seems like a side of itself.

But yeah, no more community drama. (I hope we don't just wind up with community drama with each comment ending in "no more community drama"...)
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From:adawnrae
Date:November 20th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
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Ah, to be young and indecisive! Oh, wait, I'm not young... :P

P.S. Emocrat icon cracks me up.


(Not gonna say it! Tempted... oh gods, so tempted... Not... going.. to... say.. it......)

(Phew, disaster averted! LOL)
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From:matt1993
Date:November 20th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
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P.S. Emocrat icon cracks me up.

Thanks!

(Not gonna say it! Tempted... oh gods, so tempted... Not... going.. to... say.. it......)

(Phew, disaster averted! LOL)


Thanks again! I really need to stop talking about this debate so that I can get to work on my biweekly assignment for English. Which, ironically is going to be about this debate, as even when I'm not participating in it, it's still the #1 thing on my mind.
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From:legendary_zelda
Date:November 21st, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
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Hm. Maybe I'm dense, but I didn't notice anything that bad that you said. But then, there were a lot of nested threads, so it's possible I missed something.

*shrug*
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From:matt1993
Date:November 21st, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
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Pretty much my biggest mistake there (or at all, for that matter) was actually saying that I was going to friend everyone who agreed with me, because I didn't clarify well enough that I meant people who were going about the situation nonviolently and I made things awkward by accidentally friending people who were just being dramatic just because I saw one comment from them that seemed like they were trying to be reasonable.
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From:adawnrae
Date:November 20th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)

*hug*

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That's not fair! Funny, but not fair.

I'll bet if you tried saying only stupid things, you would start cracking yourself up within a few hours, it would be really hard to keep up.
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From:matt1993
Date:November 20th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)

Re: *hug*

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Thanks... I'm just depressed by the fact that it feels like what wound up happening there when I commented was exactly the same as what wound up happening when I commented in various other threads, both in that community and outside.
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From:adawnrae
Date:November 20th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)

Re: *hug*

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I'm sorry about that. I think by the time you got there, everyone was so overwrought already that anything anyone said was going to be pounced on immediately.
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From:matt1993
Date:November 20th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)

Re: *hug*

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Yeah... I wish I'd never joined that community. If I hadn't, I never would have seen those posts, and thus would still be able to live my life without worrying about it constantly.
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From:adawnrae
Date:November 20th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)

Reiterated: *hug*

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It'll work itself out, no worries.
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From:matt1993
Date:November 20th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)

Re: Reiterated: *hug*

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I sure hope so. You mentioned that shy_james would think about it and come back on Monday, so I know it still won't settle for another two days.

I just don't want to feel like my LJ friends are going to hate each other because some are Misunderstoodists and some are Misogynist...ists.
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:November 22nd, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
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Blargh. No. :(
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From:matt1993
Date:November 23rd, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Blergh. Yes.

Tidbits of Matt's Life

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!