—Wings & Strings
4chan vs tumblr
Tumblr users spamming 4chan and then wondering why there’s a massive backlash.
Tumblr users bringing a passive-aggressive knife to a gunfight and then wondering why they’re getting their asses handed to them.
Tumblr users choosing a holiday known for its obnoxious influence on the internet to spam a troll site.
Tumblr users acknowledging that 4chan is mostly full of trolls whilst feeding said trolls with half-hearted plans of retribution, as if the first wave of spamming was in any way beneficiary.
Tumblr users picking a fight with the most callous and unspeakable crevice in the internet’s crust when their own site is the most frail and laughable chandelier of hypersensitivity known to exist in cyberspace.
Tumblr users knowing that there’s traumatizing images in the tags and then going into the tags anyway.
I don’t approve of the 4chan spam, but you stirred the hornet’s nest with full assumption of the risk, and hornets don’t abide by the trigger warning system.
He just replied to my email about the lost levels and he’s doing what he can to get Happy Wheels up and running again.
EDIT: Alec is awesome, too.
It’s kind of unfortunate that Tumblr has completely dismissed satire as only a shallow excuse for “offensive scum” or one of the many “isms” floating around here; most of the people who dismiss satire must be using awful examples of satire—such as Family Guy, etc.—to generalize, or they’re just too thin-skinned and thick-skulled to see the underlying criticisms or brilliance in the quality stuff, which focuses on external commentary in the offensive act rather than glorifying the act itself. If you want good, hyperbolic, effective satire that’s off-putting yet steeped with wit, check out Charlie Brooker.
He’s the only person who can scream HOORAY FOR THE NAZIS YAAAAAAAYYYYYYY and still make an incredibly valid point.
I’m curious as to what happened to the old mildly irritating Tumblr where you only got the occasional glorification of suicide or arbitrary death threat from an overzealous music fan. Also curious as to what conceived the new what-the-fuck-is-going-on dystopian Tumblr where severe mental illness is 24-hour super happy fun time and everyone acts like they have a live grenade shoved eight inches up their rectums which will detonate at even the slightest disturbance.
The old site was certainly a quagmire, but the new one—just with the sheer amount of unrestrained and childish vitriol alone—is downright embarrassing.
Damn…. finally home after a 7-hour drive and a crazy academic quarter. If I’ve been backlogged or failing to keep up with unanswered replies, obligations, fiduciary duties, board minutes, arbitrary paperwork, flicking of dimes into shot glasses, natural disasters, bake sales, shopping cart jousts, colonization of my thumb, attempted removals of Latin American dictators, financial reports, bureaucratic procedures, red tape, more red tape, etc., I’ll hopefully be able to start getting caught up on those.
I completely forgot that I was on an episode Huell Howser’s PBS show 15 years ago and I just saw the rerun on TV today. I was easily the dumbest-sounding 5-year-old on the planet.