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10 things that bug me

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by , 22nd November 2012 at 11:44 PM (993 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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Updated 23rd November 2012 at 11:33 AM by Mako

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  1. Dream-boy's Avatar
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    Cats are cool but I think I'll have trouble having one because don't they wonder off a lot?
  2. Shiny Celebi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamweaver
    Cats are cool but I think I'll have trouble having one because don't they wonder off a lot?
    You can keep cats inside My cat is an indoor only cat.
  3. Ghetsis-Dennis's Avatar
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    No People who bash other people's well-informed ideas?
  4. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghetsis-Dennis
    No People who bash other people's well-informed ideas?
    Simple bashing also bugs me. But if the people are pointing out the flaws of the idea without the intent to hurt the person who came up with the idea, then I don't see a problem.

    The list I gave just consists of 10 random things that annoy me.
  5. Ghetsis-Dennis's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=Karamazov;bt265402]Simple bashing also bugs me. But if the people are pointing out the flaws of the idea without the intent to hurt the person who came up with the idea, then I don't see a problem.[/QUOTE]
    But what if they simply disagree if the idea had little to no flaws to the point it's spot on and think their idea was better.
  6. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghetsis-Dennis
    But what if they simply disagree if the idea had little to no flaws to the point it's spot on and think their idea was better.
    If they disagree and don't explain why, it can be annoying. But you just got to ask them why they disagree and hope to get an answer. But everyone has an opinion, and they don't have to rationalize or explain it all the time.

    If they say it in a rude way, like "Your idea sucks and I hate it," then that's super annoying. It's also a great tactic for annoying my little sister.
  7. 33Whimsicott33's Avatar
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    #1 is the reason why I like the state of the writing community a little less these days...

    Well, it might be a little more to it than that. I feel that overexposure to tvtropes can end up leading to a standardized compartmentalization of imagination for people in general.
  8. Yato's Avatar
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    @Karamazov;
    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.
    ;_; I had only visited a video game thread on BW to check something real quick on Routes and Dungeons... but then got utterly, horribly spoiled by someone who slipped in a B2W2 spoiler casually - the whole plot, the whole ending. It was all I could do to keep myself from screaming and stomping my feet, throwing my DS on the bed, nearly crying that such an important plot had been spoilered. I wanted to rage at whoever wrote that plot so casually in a BW thread, but what's done is done. After being spoilered, I was so upset that I spent a whole day depressed. Stupid people just don't know what to keep under spoiler tags - no sense of respect to those who might not've played the game yet.

    10. People who say dogs are better than cats. Cats are clearly the superior animal.
    Cats claw up the whole place when you're gone. Dogs don't claw :P
  9. 捷克羅姆's Avatar
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    @Karamazov;
    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. :<
    What do you think of people who's constantly changing avatars such as myself?
  10. Dragonfyre's Avatar
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    #8 has to be the biggest GPOY of my life.
    Updated 23rd November 2012 at 07:42 AM by Dragonfyre
  11. Mako's Avatar
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    Kara is just jealous that I look better in Tay's dresses than he does.
    Updated 23rd November 2012 at 05:02 PM by Mako
  12. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 捷克羅姆
    What do you think of people who's constantly changing avatars such as myself?
    That's good! I get to see all the things you would like, and see different facets of your personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mako
    I would have accepted this list until the final entry.

    Once I get back on my PC, expect a ban.
    I've already been perma banned once. I fear no one.
    捷克羅姆 likes this.
    Updated 23rd November 2012 at 03:45 PM by Karamazov
  13. Jabberwocky's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mako
    Order has been restored.
    Good man.
  14. JennaJayfeather's Avatar
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    I was totally agreeing with you, until I hit this one:

    10. People who say cats are better than dogs. ​Dogs are clearly the superior animal.
    I like dogs and cats equally. xDD
  15. BladeLight52's Avatar
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    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. :<
    ...I can't really come up with a good avatar. What if the avatar that I get is the same one somebody else already has. My apologies if I'm no good at picking good avatars. :(
  16. Karamazov's Avatar
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    @BladeLight52; it doesn't matter if someone else has it. As long as you like it, it's perfect.
  17. The Network's Avatar
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    omg your totaLly right about the people who don't use avatars, Karamazov. I don't know why I was so ignorant before. It was like I didn't have a face.

    By the way I ran this blog through Gizoogle.

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