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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Breaking: The Internet is Effing Nuts





















You'd think I'd have learned this after spending as much time on the wired as I do [for your enjoyment, Windsor!!] but between the video game boards, the comic book boards and the anime boards, it becomes rapidly apparent that the internet is filled almost to capacity with people who care with the utmost passion about shit that just does not matter, arguing on both sides.

PO'd the latest Final Fantasy PSP game got a crappy review on X-Play? PASSION AND FURY!
PO'd people question your lone voice of dissent for what has been a universally praised Final Fantasy PSP game? FURY AND PASSION!

Despairing at yipping Naruto fans and their inability to just grow up and fall in love with Miyazaki? WRATH OF AGE!
Tired of the old guard of fandom calling you a Narutard and a n00b? PETULANCE OF YOUTH!

Think the capes and tights crowd is ruining the comics medium? ALL CAPS!
Tired of navel gazing indie types accusing you of infantile and misogynistic power fantasies because you think Death Note is such a deus ex machina piece of crap you couldn't even finish the series AND Chris Ware's artwork gives you headaches? ALL CAPS AND BOLD!

Jesus Christ, I don't understand where you people find the time, and I wish I could summon the energy to get that worked up about....entertainment items?! I barely have enough time to go to work, make dinner, catch up with The Lady, watch an hour or two of TV, read and cough up a couple entires on here, let alone comment on 6,500 message boards and blog posts, or dissect everything I hated about the premier issue of a new magazine by going through each of its 140 pages.

For all the talk of Web 2.0's participatory collaboration, I think one could make a strong argument that it isolates us just as much, and leaves us screaming into a vacuum that Halo's new map pack will be teh r0x0rrZ, FTW!

To the morning.

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