Thursday, February 2, 2012

Internet Unpleasantries

Yesterday, I encountered something that I considered quite disturbing and it put me in a weird frame of mind that lasted for most of the day. It all began when I made my daily visit to The Ultimate Goth Guide. It's a wonderful blog maintained by a young lady named Amy. During the course of any given week, the material offered on its pages is likely to include discussions on Goth fashion, events, music and bands, literature, makeup suggestions and maybe even an interview with someone well known in the scene. 

I discovered the blog several months ago and visit it at least once a day. Although I've never met Amy in person, she comes across as an absolutely delightful person who is almost bubbling over in youthful enthusiasm for the Goth subculture. Imagine my surprise and consternation when I read her post entitled Ultimate Goth Guide Hate Site. Even more disturbing were the contents of that other site, which its operator chooses to call Superlative Goth Guide. 

At the top of the page is an insulting and unreasonable facsimile of Amy's Logo or masthead, if I can use that word. The posts that follow are in my opinion, composed of nothing but vile dribble--empty arguments created for the sole purpose of personally attacking both Amy and her credibility.  As her many readers chimed in with their words of appreciation and support, the attacker compiled their comments, included many of them in a newer post and then let loose with a plethora of disparaging and insulting remarks toward their authors. 

As I sit here this evening, I can only shake my head in disbelief. I keep wondering why anybody would want to launch such an unethical and unprovoked attack upon such a decent and inspirational person as well as her admirers. I can't help but believe that the Superlative Goth Guide is the product of a sick mind--somebody who has nothing better to do than to discourage creative people and stir up contentions where they don't need to exist. 


In my opinion, the attack site reflects the machinations of a twisted personality and is composed of pure venom. For that reason, I won't even legitimize its author by providing a link to it here. 

 

7 comments:

  1. Yeah,that blog really made me want to puke my guts out.I wish blogger had some rules against stuff like this, so we could get it taken down.Unfortunately every single stupid thing this person is doing Blogger tolerates.

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  2. Probably the best thing we can do is ignore that site. Still, I had to say what I put down here. I was really disturbed.

    Thanks for your comment.

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  3. I'm going to try to do my best to ignore it,from now on.Though I did reply to a post earlier,and I kinda feel silly for doing that.(Granted I was pretty pissed).I have a feeling if everyone just forgets about it,the bully wont get his(I'm pretty sure it us,in fact,a he) attention,and the natural balance we'll be restored.Until the next time someone does something like this,of course.Then I'm assuming the whole process is just going to repeat itself.

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  4. I agree with you. I think it's a he as well. Women don't ordinarily act that demented.

    Of course, he's getting multiple comments on his blog now. That's likely what he wanted in the first place. Hopefully, that will occupy him enough that he'll leave others alone.

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  6. I also haven't met Amy in person as well, she seems more of a decent friend. I think he craves for the attention. Anyway the best suggestion is to ignore him. We have better things to do than replying to his petty childish remarks of his own amusement.

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  7. I keep coming back to this, time and time again. it's fucking hilarious. it's definitely my favourite thing that hasn't been written by me.

    I just wanted you to know that.

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