I can explain why I hang around this place and can somewhat understand why others might want to explain why they are leaving. What I don't understand is why anyone would think either way is wrong.
It's a bit odd how emotions get stimulated in online forums, but this has always been the case. I've felt it too. I guess it's like shouting at the TV or getting all disgusted by a radio broadcast. On the positive side, it's why tearjerker movies/books/shows jerk tears. We are (including myself) suckers for illusions.
We were talking the other day about Glee
and how much of it is overdubbed, how many of the dancers have stand-ins and how the scenes might be stitched together from several takes. The show never does outtakes, as opposed to Jackie Chan flicks. There aren't blooper vids available (to my knowledge), and this has to be due to the illusions that make the show a success. Don't break them!
Well, that's why pretty much all of us have to explain ourselves in online forums. We buy into the illusion that we're part of an actual community. We think we know each other by what we write. We make assumptions based on the labels selected for things like political orientation. It's very much like becoming friends with characters that pro actors play. Still, it's not at all like knowing the actual actors.
When Raptavio announced his divorce from
, I thought, "Okay. We don't meet his expectations. Oh well, best of luck to you!"
The insistence of another poster for being banned seemed to me to be a setup. See?
bans conservatives! It's just as bad as conservative sites banning liberals! Ha ha.
Then came a rash of false equivalences. Maybe there's a connection. Maybe it's just evidence of group-think. Whatever it is, it sure is entertaining. That's the bottom line for both Glee
to me. Once it becomes a drag, I'll be gone.