Random things that bug me in my sections
by, 17th March 2013 at 11:58 AM (1679 Views)
Yeah, I just thought I'd talk and shit. Plus I want to get up to 1,000 blogs for SE, because why not?
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Not gonna lie, going into this thread makes me cringe. A lot of posts do have good jokes. But then you have posts that aren't jokes so much as they are references lifted from other popular media. You also get jokes lifted from other media, which were funny then because they were original. These are just stolen jokes. Just be original, guys.
Another thing I dislike is when posts just go on and on with ridiculously long lines of dialogue and long-winded character conversations that ultimately go nowhere and cat be easily cut down. If you can't keep a joke to four mines at maximum, at least make sure the rest of the joke can at least support itself.
The One-note Venter
It's okay to voice your complaints, and I can understand the need to vent when you have nowhere else. (Side-note: You guys should really read the really awkward rageposts I wrote on other sites when I was 15. Hilarious.) It's okay to participate in discussions even if you have a negative view on the topic. But when your whole posting life in that section revolves around you insulting a character or saga, then it's a problem. It can get irritating seeing John or Jane User show up into every review thread and say "Wow, Iris ruined this episode. But then again, it's Best Wishes, it's already ruined." There's having a negative opinion, and there's using your negative opinion to post the same comment 42 times with different wording in different threads.
Insane & Inane Praise
Likewise, just posting about how much you love one saga and praise it like the third coming of Salamander Jesus is pretty annoying. BW is my favorite saga, but I'll be the first one to admit that it moves like a schizophrenic pony with leg braces. When you're a fan who truly love something, you can accept its faults, and accept the strengths and weaknesses of other things. When you're a fanatic, you go around posting about how this person or character is so amazing and anything that anything before or after it can't live up to their hype, while simultaneously downplaying all strengths and weaknesses of everything else in order to act like your thing has no flaws.
Original is the Best-iginal
This is a notable trend that I've noticed as of late. I don't mind if you think the Original saga is the best. Sure, that ideal is usually lumped with the nostalgic fairweather fans who left the show after Misty left and still call themselves fans of the anime. But I don't think people should be treated badly or stereotyped because they like the older sagas. It's your taste that hurts no one, and it's not some justification for people to shame you.
But gtting to my point: a lot of people have been going on about how "ooh amazing" OS is, and how Hoenn was "the start of a great decline." And like, okay it's your opinion. But a million blogs, threads, socks, etc. about the subject? Ick. I've seen them and the same arguments so many times that I try to avoid those threads when other mods are around, so they can take care of them in case someone breaks the rules.
Which is why y'all mods need to be on all the time so I can stay away. I read CoSS every, I think I suffered enough.
And what about things that aren't OS? Are you just posting here to talk about your love of the first sagas? What do you like about the newer sagas? What's your opinion on the newer characters, without just saying how they're not as good as older ones? What do you not like about the first sagas, and what did the future series improve on (besides animation?)
'Bandwagon' and 'Of DEMs and Mary Sues: The Told Story of Buzz Words' have already been posted a long time ago.
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