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Heaven forbid we talk about ourselves in our own journals.

Heaven forbid we state our opinions in our own journals.

Heaven forbid we post something that is not happy and fluffy, and is instead angry and argumentative in our own journals.

Heaven forbid we post something that someone on our F-list doesn't agree with, in our own journals.

Heaven forbid that we are not unfailingly polite in our own journals.

Heaven forbid we don't post what you want to see in our own journals.

This is my journal, my space, and I'm not forcing you to read. No really, you can scroll. Honest. That's what that little wheelie thing on your mouse is for. You can disagree, and comment to that effect, if you want to. Fostering discussion is a good thing. I enjoy having debates and discussions about things, I really do. I am not, however, going to change my mind, or my posts, to suit you.

I don't expect everyone to like or agree with what I post here, but I do expect that I be given the same courtesy as I would give you, which is that, you know, you have the right to your voice. I have the right to agree, disagree, or to simply not give a shit. It works both ways.

I'm not forcing you to comment either. You can, if you want to, but if you don't, I really don't care. It's up to you. I'm just here to write what think, and to do it in my own little corner of the interwebs. You're welcome to contribute, or not. Don't feel obligated to comment, just because I'm on your F-list. I don't comment on a post out of obligation, and I certainly don't expect anyone else to. It's up to you.

I F-lock the things I don't want everyone reading. I do have anonymous comments disabled, because I want people to own their words. I don't post and disable comments; it is not my intention to discourage discourse and discussion. I don't mind that, nor do I mind threadjacking. I like to see people talking about their thoughts and opinions, whether they agree or disagree with the subject at hand.

I have the right to my voice, in my space. You have the right to agree, disagree, or not give a shit. You do not have the right to attempt to silence me. You do not have the right to demand that I change or take down anything I post here. You do not have the right to insist that I post something I have not or will not post. Capiche?

I extend you this same courtesy, and I expect to receive it in kind.

Date: 2010-02-04 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] basinbrat.livejournal.com
Have people been giving you shit on your journal? Bah, fuck 'em.

I saw the Canadian sevens rugby team today and they made me think of you.

Date: 2010-02-04 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spartanwerewolf.livejournal.com
Actually, this was, in large part, a response to some stuff that was brought to my attention by [livejournal.com profile] metafandom, and some other stuff I've been discussing over IM.

I hope your icon isn't directed at me XD

Date: 2010-02-04 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] basinbrat.livejournal.com
Ah... There's a reason I'm only peripherally involved in fandom, and wank is that reason.
I should write more fic.

Nah, I just thought you could have Stroppy!James Franklin for a bad-mood post.

This time you may have Michael Papps and his terrifying beard.

Date: 2010-02-04 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spartanwerewolf.livejournal.com
Heh, that is not a terrifying beard! You should hang around the NHL when the playoffs go deep ;) Now those are some terrifying beards!

I'm pretty deeply involved in some aspects of fandom; others I shy away from.

Date: 2010-02-04 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] basinbrat.livejournal.com
But he's only 5'2", he looks like an angry gnome.

I used to mod a community, but the politics got to me, bigtime.

Date: 2010-02-04 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clarinets.livejournal.com
Capisce. ;D

Date: 2010-02-04 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spartanwerewolf.livejournal.com
Alternate spellings FTW, y/n?

Date: 2010-02-04 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clarinets.livejournal.com
YES FTW!!!!

Date: 2010-02-04 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlestclouds.livejournal.com
Amen, amen. I agree 100% with you, of course.

Date: 2010-02-04 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterelwood.livejournal.com
Hell yes. I've had exchanges with people in the past for this kind of shit. Just because you can comment on my journal doesn't mean I want to hear it. Just because you can state your opinion when I'm in my journal doesn't mean I'm going to agree with you. If you don't like something there is a great invention called the 'back button'. I wish more people would understand it and use it along with its friend, scroll bar.

Date: 2010-02-04 08:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmaorgana.livejournal.com
O_O

Um, I know you just said some awesome, important things, but I can't stop staring at how HOT Pavel looks in your icon.

Must. Resist. Urge. To. Jump. At. Computer. Screen.


Failing...

Date: 2010-02-04 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boogieshoes.livejournal.com
this is the linkspam stuff, isn't it? i thought about posting on it, because there seems to be a clear disconnect between what the linkspam comm *wants* to do and what they're actually *accomplishing*, but it would require much more digging and deconstruction on my part. i don't have the time and energy right now, due to that pesky thing called work.

but yeah, i agree with you. and the poor chick who had to deal with linkspam being completely idiotic in her direction.

-bs

Date: 2010-02-04 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spartanwerewolf.livejournal.com
It's partly that and hrmmm, partly some other stuff.

I felt really bad for her too, especially when the mod pretty much said,"If you post public, you're fair game." I think, if the writer of said post complains, that link should be taken down immediately.

I agree with you too, though admittedly I just ranted and didn't really deconstruct anything.

Date: 2010-02-04 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] believe51.livejournal.com
Hi. I like you. People are dumb.

That is all.

Date: 2010-02-04 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] patriciaerin.livejournal.com
AMEN. I love you even more now for this post.

Date: 2010-02-04 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tixxana.livejournal.com
OMG HOW DARE YOU TELL ME MY INTERNET RIGHTS?!

<3

Date: 2010-02-04 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spartanwerewolf.livejournal.com
CONSIDER YOURSELF TOLD!

Date: 2010-02-04 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] secretlives.livejournal.com
I agree with this entire post.

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