10 things that bug me
by, 22nd November 2012 at 11:44 PM (937 Views)
These aren't really things that affect people on Bulba. (Except for number 5.) Most of these deal with people on Tumblr, Facebook, or IRL.
1. People who just discover TVTropes and start spouting trope names into everyday conversation. We get it, you know about archetypes and tropes. No one asked.
2. When things are hated because they're popular. I can understand what it's like being surrounded by something you're not too fond of, with fans or the media forcing the product down your throat. But you should still give something a watch and judge it on its own value. You might like it, you might hate it. But at least then you can make a more informed opinion.
3. The fact that Watchog Guy's not in the Unova League.
4. When people want to tell you something but they beat around the bush or stall.
5. People who don't have avatars. Avatars give me an idea of what the person is like. Seeing someone without an avatar is like seeing someone without a face. :<
6. When people harp about things they don't like over and over. I mean, even I know how annoying it is when I go on about how much I hate Tagiru or Oshawott. (Although hating Tagiru shouldn't be an opinion - we should all hate him on principal.) But I don't go into every thread and wait for someone to say "Oshawott" or "Ash's Pokemon" or "Pokemon" just to go on about how Oshawott sucks....anymore. You get it - I don't like Oshawott. Not everyone wants to hear me say it over and over, because even if they agree with me, they don't care about it all the time.
7. Trying to subvert the status quo on issues so they look progressive. We all know that one person who wants to seem unique and progressive by saying that zits are beautiful. Not because they genuinely think so, not because they actually want to make a comment on how people view looks, but because they think they can "blow your mind" by going against the mainstream. People tend to forget that just because an idea is held by most people, doesn't mean it's wrong. If you want to help more people have a progressive view, concentrate on raising awareness for causes or something. You can still "blow people's minds," but in a way that actually helps other people.
8. When you think someone hates you for no reason so you start to hate them over time, until you realize that you were wrong and they never hated you, and you spent so much time hating them that now it's really weird.
9. Complaining about spoilers. I understand wanting to avoid spoilers, really I do. And when you work really hard to avoid spoilers, only to have them slip through, it can be unimaginably frustrating. But here's a suggestion: don't just go to a fandom forum and expect them not to talk about spoilers freely. When you go to a place specifically made to talk about a certain subject, you have to understand that people will be talking about the spoilers, because they facilitate discussion. It's a risk you have to be aware of.
So let's say you did take precautions and stayed away from the discussions and gravitate toward other franchises or topics. You avoid Adventure Time spoilers by going to a Digimon forum. Somehow, you get wind of spoilers, even by accident. Maybe someone casually referenced the Lich killing Billy and wearing his skin. Yeah, it's frustrating. But whining about how you were spoiled helps no one. Throwing a fit over being spoiled just makes you look like a child. Kindly ask people not to spoil you or avoid the internet entirely. Neither are particularly great solutions, but they do beat complaining about it after you've already been spoiled.
10. People who say cats are better than dogs. Dogs are clearly the superior animal.
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