I am disappointed
This past week has been both enlightening and insanely disappointing. I used to have a lot of respect for the Homestuck Fandom as a whole. But apparently it was terribly, terribly misplaced.
I started this whole stupid argument unintentionally, but with the premise that most of the people involved would be able to separate their emotions from their reaction to what I said and be able to either address my points logically or shut the hell up. To be fair, some of them could do just that. Although it’s very clear that the vast, majority was composed of the horde that over this past week has turned my inbox into an open sewer and has been futilely attempting to label me with every epithet that is even vaguely applicable.
Anyway, I just received a message on LiveJournal telling me that I had been banned from the Homestuck Shipping Olympics. I already had one (deserved) strike due to the violent imagery I used against Eternal (which was in admittedly very poor taste to say the least). But the moderators have deemed fit to skip over the second warning and go straight to a permanent ban for reasons that simplify to “We don’t like your face”. No actual infractions, just banned.
Well shit. Not so much for me, if they’re willing to shit all over their own rules for something as petty as this I don’t think they’re worth caring about. I am however disappointed that I won’t be able to help my team with the final Collaborative Round entry. I was largely responsible for the rough draft script and I had been planning on fleshing it out over the next few days. Unfortunately it looks like I won’t be able to help. Damn, I already felt terrible because I couldn’t think of any good ideas for the Second Round Prompt and that this argument was tearing me away from the third round, the prompt of which was very meh.
I just got this message. Literally just now. Not yesterday, not a few days ago. Now. I haven’t even posted anything in a day or two and the days before that were mostly just me mocking poorly constructed insults, rolling my eyes at idiotic attempts to “invalidate me” and pleasantly answering questions that were posed honestly and worth answering.
Oh Homestuck Fandom, why must you disappoint me so much lately?