Do you laugh at People of Walmart? How about Look At This Fucking Hipster or Look At This Douchebag? Have you laughed and pointed at the poorly made stuff on Regretsy? Do you look and think "What an idiot!" on Fail Blog and There, I Fixed It? And lets not forget the fabulous celebrity fashion disasters over at Go Fug Yourself! Or hey, what about the original? The SL Fashion Police?
I do get what you guys are saying. It's a little hypocritical of me to be kind of sad that people won't talk to me based on having a "normal" avatar [as if there was such a thing!] when I'm part of a team of writers that show blinging butt-baring bad fashion on WTFug. My posts are growing less and less frequent, as are most of the others, just because our interests and schedules vary greatly. The majority of our posts at this point are reader submissions. Oh yes, your friends are taking your picture and sending it in. But I guess we're all a little hypocritical because there's probably not anyone who hasn't giggled a little at at least one of those sites I listed above, or even just when you're out and about and you see someone looking odd.
We do want to do more tutorials, but they tend to be a little time intensive. Lash fitting was one that was brought up earlier today in Plurk, which I am more than happy to do once I get a chance. If there are any others you guys would like to see, please let us know. We also wanted to do some on crazy buildings & landscaping. At one point I wanted to do one on crazy Xstreet listings, but someone else appears to have beat us to the punch.
[Why it's ok to post a creation that someone put their time and effort into, but not ok to do the same to an avatar, which is also basically a walking creation, I have no idea.]
I guess the main thing is this: If you don't like it, don't look at it. There are many blogs out there I don't read for one reason or another. I don't go to their blogs and comment to call them names, or IM them to berate them. Now THAT would truly make me a bitch. If I don't look at the blog, it doesn't bother me. As my adorable Aisuru reminded me, the internet is not SRS BZNS, no matter how badly you'd like it to be. Even if you don't find it funny, someone else does, and that's just life, first or second. For every IM I've gotten threatening me, telling me they're going to call their e-lawyer on me for showing them in orange skin, or calling me names, I get one from someone who tells me I brightened up their day or made them laugh out loud at work. Those are the ones that keep me blogging, no matter which blog I'm on.
Oh, but please don't be scared to talk to me in world. I think THAT is what has made me more blue than anything else. The "omg, you're such a bitch" thing, I can take. Trust me, I've been called worse in my life and someone on the internet doing it now doesn't really bug me that much. But someone being scared of me? That makes me really sad. Usually when someone I don't know talks to me, I'm a little bit like a deer in the headlights!
Of course, that's a blog post for another day.
*sighs* I suck.
Ali's Thanks of the Day: A HUGE thank you for my Plurk friends who made me feel so much better earlier. They are the most incredible support system I have ever had.