It seems like I get roped into defending negativity every couple of days, so I think I'm going to put an end to it as my 2011 new years resolution. I get way too worked up about it and it frustrates me every time. I wish complaints about how people choose to express themselves would go away, but I don't think they every will, no matter how many posts I write.
I really wish though that people would defend something they like rather than point out that other people are being negative to deflect criticism. It's a conversation killer, not a conversation starter. Yes, a one sentence "this looks like shit" comment isn't a conversation starter either, but neither is "OMG! This looks awesome!" The problem with the former isn't that it's negative. It's that its non-descriptive.
So there I go. Even though I said I wouldn't post about it anymore, I had to get one last word in. Ah well. I'm going to try to keep this resolution though!
I had a good laugh because on SLATE they always make fun of comics fans bitching about their movies being altered. They love posting negative reviews of stuff like Watchmen just for web traffic and trolling. Well then "Where the wild things are" came out and they freaked out, that it should not be adapted, etc.
I posted on their facebook an observation to that effect... that it is funny to see them post articles on how close minded comics fans are and then freak out over a childrens book. I pretty much got an "oh shush you" from one of the slate writers on the facebook page.
Exactly! And internet music communities are even worse! They are some of the meanest people on the internet. Comic book fans are kittens compared to a lot of other communities on the internet.