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Unamusement Is Me
So, nonexistant viewers of my journal, we all heard about the incident or as I like to call it "The Post" on [info]deleterius. And I have to admit that I do agree somewhat with the reasons for keeping the icon up. However, I do believe that tricksyserpent could have been a lot less offensive with her reply than she was. Yeah, I know this is coming from a cynical bitch who isn't too kind too the fanfics she sporks but there's a fine line between courtesy and cruelty. So yeah... I'm considering leaving the community earlier than I wanted to and sporking on my own... but as you know, nonexistant viewers, the people who would actually watch my journal is well... nonexistant. So I'm doing what I do best: weighing the pros and cons of staying or leaving [info]deleterius.

If I stay...

- Sharing the humor of badfanfiction with fellow sporkers and viewers
- Guarantee that my sporks won't rot away in my journal viewed by no one

- Possible loss of viewers who have left the community due to "The Post"
- Loss of sporkers to discuss the bad fanfic with who have left the community due to "The Post"

If I go...

- More freedom in how I spork
- Sense of independence
- It's my playground ;)

- High guarantee the no one is going to view my sporks
- Possible loss of thrill when sporking since I will have no one to share that thrill with :(

I really don't know... So, off I go nonexistant viewers, I need some time to think about this.

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I followed you here from your comment on my post. I know that in the past I've been shit at commenting on sporks, except for a select few people's, but in light of this I'll friend anyone who leaves and read their sporks as much as my schedule allows. I don't want to make ~enemies~ with deleterius or anything, so I hope this doesn't come off as an ~evil~ attempt to drive away users, but I'm in your shoes (virtually no one will read my sporks now that I've left) and I'd like to help others out as much as I can, because... yeah, this situation is kind of all-around shitty.

It is a ~very~ shitty situation.

Even if no one else reads your sporks I can promise you ~I~ will :)

Yeah, the situation was extremely poorly handled. There are so many ways she could have gotten her point across without being as coarse and offensive as it was. I don't think it would have been nearly as bad if the icon in question didn't have a swastika on it. Not that it needs to be removed, of course, but the way she dealt with it was just tasteless.

Anyway, enough said. I will still happily read your sporks. =) And if a lot of people leave the group, I will too.

All right, here's what I'm gonna do.

I'm going to stay on Deleterius. I don't feel quite comfortable completely breaking out of my comfort zone yet as I am a relatively new sporker... yeah yeah, I've been sporking for a couple months but that's still new to me!

But... I'm also going to start putting my own sporks up on my journal. And who knows, maybe I'll slowly transition into completely putting up my sporks in my own journal. Who knows? I'm just going to play it by ear.

I'll follow you (after leaving deleterius I still have to get my sporkings from somewhere ;)

I haven't been on Deleterius for a long time. I'm still following it, but I've kind of felt before now that the "Glory Days" of the journal might be over. I'm hoping this whole fiasco isn't the deathknell for it, because I still have a soft spot for the community even if I haven't been participating lately.

I agree that the situation was poorly handled. I've never been entirely comfortable with the icon itself, but I overlook it because my enjoyment overrides the discomfort. I understand other people can't overlook it, though--there's always going to be someone who disagrees with you--so I think Tviokh's reaction was irrational and unreasonable at best. It wasn't like the e-mail was attacking her personally, or even attacking the journal--if it was, I could understand the reaction, but as it was, it was a total overreaction.

Why don't you and the, "Former Deletriants" make a new sporking community? I'd watch it (I just bring that up because it'd be hard to watch everyone who left.)

Can I just hug you for your brilliance?

I just wouldn't want to miss something hilarious!

All right. I made a sporking community

We'll see how this works out and whether or not it'll crumble after a few weeks. For now, if you wanna join, I'll put you in the community.

Are you going to continue on Deleterius and the new site, then, or did you change your mind? (Just curious.)

I'll probably follow both communities, for awhile at least--see how all this turns out.

I wasn't offended by the icon; but I'm always up for supporting new communities, so I'll join. ^^ If you'll let me.

Btw; I have Jewish heretage but I have a warped sense of humour, too, probably due to being English. I'm offended by very little.

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