June 20th, 2006
|12:09 pm - It just gets worse and worse...|
And now we are up to Chapter 9 of the MsScribe epic.
And it has to be one of the most horrific accounts of fandom I have ever come across. Some pooor woman with cancer getting stomped on by a whole bunch of BNFs just because she asked one of them to link her fundraising website. After they had been going on about how fandom supports it's own and all that, too.
I don't think I have ever been so appalled by fandom as a whole. The things that were said...
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, fuck you.
The attacking of Heidi was not just because she wouldn't link to 4Christina; it was because she had just
organized a whip-round for laptops, had stated that fandom takes care of its own, and had defended having it be a publically-visible whip-round on that basis. She then proceeded to be, at the very least, terribly obtuse about what Sapphire wanted for her mum, and defended not doing anything about it because she didn't know Sapph. It's a circle of hell. Plus, after heidi's 'friends' started going over to troll Christina's journal - a violation of all fandom ethics - she refused to do anything about it.
Christina's site did not
prove that she had been in remission for years; and it was stated that even if the money was for the stomach surgery, it was a necessary part of her treatment. She had *no* medical insurance as her husband had been laid off.
People freaked out over her dying of cancer because shitstains on humanity like msscribe went over to her journal, while she was in hospital, and called her a liar and all sorts of horrible things.
And you know what? Even if it's not true - even if Christina really was a twelve-year old boy who wanted the money to go roll around in and make paper airplanes out of or use it to snort crack - anyone who would go say things like that is OUT OF THEIR FUCKING MINDS and deserves no defending. "Rudeness"? Try being a total cunt. You seen the anonymous comments that it turns out msscribe was making all on her own? You see going and trolling the journal of a woman who ostensibly was in the hospital? There is no defence, ever, for that type of behaviour.
, for wanking all over your journal]. :(
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)|| |
As I said: flat out insane.
I went to her site, I read carefully and thoroughly. Everything I said above is accurate. And every time someone pointed these facts out, with links and quotes from Christina's own site, people refused to accept reality instead of the fantasy martyrdom in their heads.
Look, sweetheart, I haven't a fucking clue who you are. And yes, you are entitled to your own opinion, even if I don't agree with it.
But if you are going to insult people who are my friends, than you are not welcome here.
That's it. I'm going to stay in my happy lurking little state of treating everyone with respect and kindness and happily and harmlessly squeeing. This is just insane, utterly and completely. *brain is still boggled*
I mean why? I just don't get it.
*sighs* It's all a bit horrible, isn't it?
Yep. See I only really got into the HP fandom at all in 2004 when I got an LJ (before that I wrote fic about a lot of British cop shows and lurked around the boards of those, also avoiding craziness). And of course I missed all this and even now I wouldn't have known anything about the craziness around the release of book six if I hadn't had people on my friends list who seek out wank.
I think looking at this, it seems like some people forget that other people online are real people, with real feelings and that things you write online do hurt.
Bleuh - I'm going back to fangirling over David Tennant and writing fics for my own amusement.
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)|| |
I recognise that name - it appears in the links of comments posted here
What the effity eff she's doing in your LJ, I have no idea.
She's friended me. And I think she's commented on some of my Doctor Who meta - perhaps she's found a new fandom?
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)|| |
Well, wouldn't be the first one. And it is a small Internet at times, huh?
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Who's actually an old fandom for me, but I waited to watch S1 of the reboot until SciFi showed it, because watching Who is just not as fun by yourself. It's far more fun to snark and eek with a bunch of other people.
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)|| |
Wow. That one's particularly poisonous.
I just got through reading the original comment threads that sapphire_isle
posted. And then I went and read back through the update archive
on 4christina.org, because I like to be as fully informed as possible before I start spouting my opinion. And now I find I'm too speechless to do so.
Though I will say this: I wish I had some money, cos I'd donate some.
It's just rather tragic and really depressing. And I'm with you on the if I had money thing.
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)|| |
What's poisonous about it? It's factual.
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)|| |
If you know me, it's as lhb on TWOP; and I probably should have left off that first line, but told fuck you over a factual correction made me lose my temper a bit. S'why I waited until morning to reply again.