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Well THAT Didn't Go Well

re: my last post, I linked to it in a MLP fandom community and got roundly blasted. The general consensus was that it was dismissive and insulting, and that in general I am a big ol' bedwetting doodyhead.

Well, you can't argue with how somebody feels and I won't try. I am certainly sorry to have caused distress and it's evident that this is more of a sore spot with some people than I realized.

I am going to try to come up with a follow-up that addresses the specific objections people have made and see if I can clean the mess up a bit, but not right away. (Among other things, I need sleep!) Meanwhile, comments (good, bad, or indifferent), questions, etc., are still welcome.

Not gonna stop liking the show, tho. :)

-The Gneech

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the_gneech
Aug. 5th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
I don't want to put words into their mouths, but I also don't want to post the link publicly 'cause I don't really want people going over there to "defend" me, either. Shoot me an e-mail if you like, and I'll discuss it offline. :)

-TG
lowen_kind
Aug. 5th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
The problem is you used the term "rational people".

I think you can figure out what I mean. :=/
the_gneech
Aug. 5th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
I don't think their objections were irrational, although I do think some of their venom was misplaced. When so many people get such a different message than what I was trying to send, that leads me to believe that at least some of the problem must be on my end of things, and I want to rectify that.

-TG
shockwave77598
Aug. 5th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Come now. You are old enough to realize that logic has no chance of winning over emotion in an argument.
the_gneech
Aug. 5th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
Well, had I known I was going to start an argument, I wouldn't have said anything in the first place. I have no interest in causing grief.

-TG
kylet
Aug. 5th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty much why I didn't post my thoughts on that thread. I saw the responses on Gneech.com alone and am like STAYING OUT OF THIS. Then again I don't know enough to comment really. I had no idea Brony apparently now refers to female fans too o.0
the_gneech
Aug. 5th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
It was a mess. The comments on LJ/gneech.com are mild and reasoned compared to the hornet's nest I accidentally kicked. Staying out was definitely the right choice, and I wish I'd made it myself!

-TG
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